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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: ★★★★

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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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