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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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  • 3 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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  • 8 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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  • 19 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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Jan
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2016

Review Roundup: December 21st - January 1st · 4:55pm Jan 3rd, 2016

After more than a month, Obs' Secret Santa story compilation is finally a thing! Thanks to the author of At Least There Was Good Coffee for writing me a perfectly silly story about Gusty (the Whinneapolis delegate from Spike at your Service) stuck Ponyville before Hearth's Warming, and roped into solving a robbery. A woodchipper is involved, but it's all goofiness from top to bottom; a very pleasant read.

On the same subject... since all the entries are anonymous (for the time being, at least), I thought I'd open up a challenge to anyone who's interested in doing a little reading. The rules are simple: PM me, and tell me which story you think I wrote, as well as why (e.g. "My faith in humanity refuses to let me believe there's another author on this site who would use the phrase "eldrich spires of lambent puissance" unironically"). If you can pick my story out of the lot, I'll give you a fabulous prize!

...What prize? I dunno, probably I'll review a story you'd like me to look at. If you want something else, just ask, I'm flexible. But hey, it's an excuse to read a wide-raging compilation (settings and themes range from show-tone to post-apocalyptic), and who doesn't want to do that?

But I'm getting off-topic. That topic being, if I remember the header of this post aright, a Review Roundup! Click down below the break to see what the last two weeks at OMPR held:


Monday, December 21, 2015: Mini-Reviews Round 112

Short reviews of A Hearth's Warming Wassailing, by Airstream; and Bonds of Glory: A Hearth's Warming Story, by Taialin.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015: One Final Christmas Gift You Can Give

A simple suggestion for how to make a fanfic author's Christmas bright.

Friday, December 25, 2015: No post

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 28, 2015: Reviewing: The Flaws You See, and the Ones That Matter

Some thoughts on what kinds of issues are most important to discuss when reviewing, and which ones are easiest to discuss--and how they don't necessarily overlap.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 141: Ascend

My review of xTSGx's pre-S3 tale of Twilight suddenly growing wings--and reacting to that about as well as she ever does to something new and inexplicable.

Friday, January 1, 2016: Mini-Reviews Round 113

Short reviews of Help, by Daemon of Decay; Schadenfreude, by Daemon McRae; and The Misfile, by Alexstrazsa.

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Now that's a challenge I can get behind.

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