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Chris


Author, former Royal Canterlot Library curator, and the (retired) reviewer at One Man's Pony Ramblings.

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  • 2 weeks
    A White Hearth's Warming: Now Available in Russian!

    So, Christmas is now two days in the rearview mirror, but perhaps you find yourself needing just a little more holiday ficcing to get your through until next December (or next November, or next June, or whenever they start putting up Christmas stuff these days). And perhaps you also speak Russian! If so, then have I got a deal for you.

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  • 3 weeks
    Weirdly Meta Seasonal Humor, and a Happy New Year

    Fly Hard is not your favorite Hearth’s Warming story.”

    Rainbow Dash blinked. “Uh, yeah it is.”

    As impurturbably as before, Twilight repeated herself. “Fly Hard is not your favorite Hearth’s Warming story.”

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  • 5 weeks
    Tomorrow's a Snow Day, That Must Mean It's Time for Santa Hats

    We're scheduled for up to 17 inches of snow in the next 48 hours! If that's not enough to get us white through to Christmas, then I don't know what is. Pray for my poor, aching back; I'll be shoveling all night long.

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  • 7 weeks
    OMPR and the Wrongest Person in the World (it's Present Perfect)

    Just a short blast from the One Man's Pony Ramblings past this time. See, back when I was doing reviews on my review blog but when I wasn't doing reviews on my review blog, sometimes I'd talk about whatever the newest episode had brought us. Not reviews of them, per se, but more just, "here's some stuff I thought about while watching the latest installment of pony." That, and posting

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  • 18 weeks
    Quiz Time! A Thing You Might Not Remember About OMPR

    ...Well, first of all, you might not remember that OMPR is/was One Man's Pony Ramblings, the mostly-fanfic-review-and-sometimes-other-stuff blog I ran for a long time.  I mean, plenty of you probably do remember it, but it's been *checks notes* jeez, over three years, closer to four, since I stopped?  Man, time flies.

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Nov
23rd
2015

Review Roundup: November 9th-20th · 3:36am Nov 23rd, 2015

Happy pre-Thanksgiving, everyone! Remember, we're just a few days away from the point where you can start putting up Christmas decorations and singing Christmas carols in public without being a bad person. If you've made it this long, you can hold out until Friday!

To help distract you in the meantime, why not review the posts I've written over the last two weeks at my fanfic review site, One Man's Pony Ramblings? Check out the last fortnight's worth of stuff:


Monday, November 9, 2015: FiMFiction vs. Fanfiction.net: an Absolutely, 100% Definitive Comparison of Authorial Quality

A statistically invalid comparison of the writing quality of fanfics on the two sites, using random but small-to-the-point-of-meaningless samples. Might be slightly tongue-in-cheek.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 134: Would It Matter If I Was?

My review of GaPJaxie's attempt at an apologetic on the morality of caring whether or not your friend is a changeling.

Friday, November 13, 2015: Mini-Reviews Round 105

Short reviews of Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty-two, by Educated Guess; The Normal One, by Shotoman; and Please Open The Door, by naturalbornderpy.

Monday, November 16, 2015: First Sentences in (Fan)Fiction the 8th

Closer looks at eight first sentences from stories I've recently read, and how memorable, quotable, and most importantly, how effective they are.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 135: Scootaloo's Parents

My review of Carmine's tale of the mysterious parentage of everyone's favorite small, flightless creature.

Friday, November 20, 2015: Mini-Reviews Round 106

Short reviews of I Can't Stay For Long, by naturalbornderpy; Lest We Remember, by KingMoriarty; and Post-Posthumous, by totallynotabrony.

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