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Hold your ground but do not be unkind. (Ponyphonic, "Shy Heart") · I still like the show. A lot.

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  • Tuesday
    Back

    I'm back from my Scottish holiday. I'll take a little while to get back up to speed, but I have now seen episodes 12 and 13. I enjoyed both, though in different ways.

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  • 2 weeks
    Quick update

    I'm off on holiday on Saturday, so I won't see the next two episodes for some while. Also, no, I haven't abandoned writing. I'm embarrassed to admit that my so-called block-breaker bit of silliness (The Danger Within) has stalled, but I do have most of chapter five ready. One more small scene will do it, but I doubt that will be done before I go away. There's also another little one-shot

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  • 3 weeks
    Season 8, Episode 11: "Molt Down"

    Can't say much about this one without spoilers, but I thought it mixed rather too much cringe humour (even for me) with some really interesting character development. This three-star rating is definitely one of the more provisional ones, but it may take until much later in the season (or even series) to firm it up entirely. ★★★ ★★★★Bumped up to four on a rewatch!

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  • 4 weeks
    Season 8, Episode 10: "The Break Up Break Down"

    A pretty entertaining episode this week. Very predictable at times, but the journey was fun enough that knowing the destination didn't really matter. I'm not generally a great fan of romance in FiM, but Big Mac and Sugar Belle are a cute couple. The CMC subplot was amusing, too. ★★★, but a high one. Update: upgraded to ★★★★ after a second watch.

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  • 5 weeks
    Season 8, Episode 9: "Non-Compete Clause"

    Character development? Pah, who needs a silly thing like that? Thank Celestia for the Student Six. And Fluttershy. Because the stuff with AJ and Dash was pretty dire. Watch "Fall Weather Friends" again instead. It's basically this, but better. ★★

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Dec
8th
2016

Ponyfic Roundup reviews summary, #71 to #80 · 8:32pm Dec 8th, 2016

Previous: 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70

About time I updated this thing, I feel! These ten PRs were published between August and November 2015, and by now I'd settled into a routine and style that largely persists to this day -- though my reviews are still a bit shorter than they tend to be today. I wasn't doing many themed editions at this point, something I've recently decided to change.

In this selection, I give five-star ratings in three successive PRs, as well as reviewing The Luna Cypher, Would It Matter If I Was? and Friendship is Optimal. Oh, and not actually detesting Rainbow Factory. As usual, the details are after the break. Also as usual, any [Mature] stories will bear a link to the author's page, not directly to the fic; you can credit/blame Fimfiction requirements for this.

PR 71 -- 26 Aug 15
The Midnight Run by midnightshadow: ★★★★
Through The Door by Regidar: ★★
Temporary Measures by ambion: ★★★★
Sunset Town by Art Inspired: ★★
Remembering by Yip: ★★ (author now known as "la dee da")

PR 72 -- 2 Sep 15
Just Like Old Times by DustyPwny: ★★
How can I trust you anymore? by callypony: ★★ (author now known as "Calipony")
Never a Wonderbolt by SkyeSilverwing: ★★★
Friends With Discounts by Hyzaku: ★
Rainbow Factory by AuroraDawn: ★★
Understanding Eternity by Angel: ★
Neither Brass nor Bold by JohnPerry: ★★★
The Luna Cypher by iisaw: ★★★

PR 73 -- 9 Sep 15 -- Authors Beginning with C Edition
Applejack Anonymous by Clavier: ★★★
Fluttershy Sits Down With Lyra For a Day by Church: ★★
Wyrmlysan by Chris: ★★★
But I Don't Want To Not Die by Cerulean Fantasy: ★★
What We Wanted to Do by Cold in Gardez: ★★★★
A Night In The Life of the Imaginitive Gamer by CogWing: ★★

PR 74 -- 16 Sep 15
Of Cottages and Cloud Houses by bookplayer: ★★★
Congratulations Apple Bloom, You're the New Mane Six by Servant Phoenix: ★★
Tenacity by FanOfMostEverything: ★★★
The Art of Friendship by Blueshift: ★★★
Election Day by Alaborn: ★★
Chrysalis Kidnaps Rainbow Dash For 10 Minutes by Cloud Hop: ★★★

PR 75 -- 23 Sep 15
Would It Matter If I Was? by GaPJaxie: ★★★
Yes, It Matters by RealityCheck: ★
Resolution by xjuggernaughtx: ★★★
Another Dragon's Quest by draconmannvlvs: ★★ (author now known as "Charx")
Nothing. by Fonypan: ★★
Twilight Sparkle Makes a Cup of Tea by GhostOfHeraclitus: ★★★★★

PR 76 -- 30 Sep 15
Swan Lake by 314: ★★★
Lost Cities by Cold in Gardez: ★★★★★
Echoplex by thewoollymammoth: ★★★ (author now known as "Captain Wuzz")
Insomnia by Pale Horse: ★★★
The Wrong Fork by PoweredByTea: ★★★★
Sombra's Advisor by Supahsnail: ★★

PR 77 -- 7 Oct 15
Silence by Eskerata: ★★★
To Be A Mule by archonix: ★★★★
The Beginning of Scootaloo by Stasiarose: ★
Home by RBDash47: ★★★★★
Pink Royal Blood by Ponyess: ★

PR 78 -- 21 Oct 15
An Unepic Pony War in the Non-Distant Future by anowack: ★★★★
Shutdown by Cupcakes: ★★★
Ice by alarajrogers: ★★
Ponies Debate Gun Control by PresentPerfect: ★★★
Things Better Left Unseen by Take: ★★

PR 79 -- 28 Oct 15
Scar Tissue by RadiantBeam: ★★★
But it was for Equestria Darling! by CristalGalaxy: ★
Featured on 08/31/1014! by alexmagnet: ★★★
Kindred Spirits by Majin Syeekoh: ★★
Lunch by Titanium Dragon: ★★★
Let Your Sprits Fly by Manaphy: ★★
Darkly, Through Dreams of Home by Chuckfinley: ★★★
The Day the Reading Died by DrakeyC: ★★★

PR 80 -- 4 Nov 15 -- Spotlight on Friendship is Optimal
Friendship is Optimal by Iceman: ★★★★

Comments ( 2 )

The whole Lost Cities series by Cold is worthy of a gold medal.
Twilight Sparkle Makes a Cup Of Tea is one of those stories I wasn't sure I liked the first time I read it, and really was unsure about the third, but around the fifth time, I started to wonder just why I kept going back and reading it if I didn't like it. Then I realized I did. Sneaky little story.

4333116 Cup of Tea really seems to divide opinion. In the blog comments when I reviewed it, not only did Inquisitor M part from consensus (okay, that wasn't too startling) but xjuggernaughtx also said it "just didn't do it for [him]". I think it clicked for me on the first read, so I'm not in their group or yours! I can't remember in much detail, though it's so short that I might go back and read it again at some point.

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