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Loganberry


Hold your ground but do not be unkind. (Ponyphonic, "Shy Heart") He/him.

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  • 8 weeks
    Multi-gen means multi-gen

    Now that Fimfiction has opened up to G5 stories, I would like to see the site go the whole hog and cater for all generations. True, I wouldn't expect a massive number of fics about Posey and Gusty or Melody and Patch or whoever, but why not? Now G5 fics are here, Fimfiction can't continue to pretend that Friendship is Magic or even G4 in general is the defining factor linking all

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  • 14 weeks
    Tired but happy

    I was at UK PonyCon over the weekend. A real live MLP convention. And you know what? It was fabulous. (You can read that in a Rarity or Steven Magnet voice if you want!) Quite honestly the happiest weekend I can remember for a very, very long time. So to UKPC falls the honour of being the first in-person con of the G5 era, having previously been the final convention of the

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  • 16 weeks
    We could really do with a G5 tag

    Update 29/09: We now have one! Woo-hoo!

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  • 34 weeks
    Hey look, a new blog post!

    And you know what that means...

    EOn the Wrong Track
    The Equestrian Railways network is remarkable. That's the problem.
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  • 73 weeks
    Write something, Logan!

    This is staying my top blog entry until I actually publish something. I mean, it's been over a year. :raritycry:

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Jan
12th
2017

Ponyfic Roundup reviews summary, #136 to #140 · 1:33am Jan 12th, 2017

Previous: 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100 | 101-110 | 111-120 | 121-130 | 131-135

As Louder Yay's Ponyfic Roundup (PR) has reached its 140th edition, it's time for another summary of my fanfic reviews to be posted here. As always, these will consist of three things: first, a subheading with the number (and name, if any) of the PR in question, linked to the relevant edition on Louder Yay; second, a list of stories (linked to their Fimfiction page); and third, their star rating from one to five. Not the full text teviews, though: you'll have to go to Louder Yay to read those!

In this set of reviews, I give some deserved love to Best Filly by awarding her an edition of her very own. Other stories reviewed in this batch include out.of.character., The Keepers of Discord and Bitter-Sweetie. One story I haven't mentioned by name here gets my only five-star rating this time around. I'll end with another reminder that Mature-rated stories link to the author rather than the story itself; this is done in order to comply with Fimfiction rules.

PR 136 -- 14 Dec 16 -- Farewell to The Royal Guard Edition
Dr. Rainbow Dash, MD, PhD, etc. by FrontSevens: ★★★★
Bitter-Sweetie by Inquisitor M: ★★★★
Gravity by Avox: ★★★
A Drop of Sunlight: The Becoming of Sun Brandisher by Autumn Wind: ★★
The Evolution of Harmony by Thornwing: ★★★

PR 137 -- 21 Dec 16 -- Spoons Edition (Hard Mode: no Silver Spoon fics!)
The Derpy Report by Owlor: ★★
Applejack and the Poking Spoon by JTB: ★
Dual Stories: Why is there a spoon? - and - ETERNAL PURPLE HUNGER by Piquo Pie: ★★★
The Frosted Pie by Grey Faerie: ★★
Sample Spoons by Takahashi282: ★

PR 138 -- 28 Dec 16
.out.of.character. by shortskirtsandexplosions: ★★★
Date Helpers Time! by Mysterious Stranger: ★
Yes, Apple Bloom, there *is* a Santa Hooves by Lucky Dreams: ★★★
Indigo Hooves by xjuggernaughtx: ★★★★
Lust by Taialin: ★★★★★
The Great Ponyville Snowball Fight by 8686: ★★★★
FlutterMac by roygbiv: ★★
Pegasus by Grand_Moff_Pony: ★★★★
Final Draft by Post Script: ★★★
The Keepers of Discord by Hoopy McGee: ★★★

PR 139 -- 4 Jan 17 -- Spotlight on Ptolemy
Ptolemy by Wellspring: ★★

PR 140 -- 11 Jan 17 -- Scootaloo Edition
Foundations by PaulAsaran: ★★★
A Taste of the Good Life by Eakin: ★★★
Autumn's End by Martian: ★★★
Best Young Flyer by bookplayer: ★★★★
Scooterloo by PonyManne215: ★
My Only Sunshine by Queen of Everything: ★
Mothers by KnightMysterio: ★★
One Awesome Mom by moguera: ★★★

Comments ( 6 )

Not so sure I agree with your review of "The Keepers of Discord," but to each reviewer their own, I guess.

Actually, you're allowed to link to Mature stories as long as they're on Fimfiction.

4379669 In which direction? Do you like it more than I do, or less? Always interesting to hear such things! I liked the story a fair bit (three stars on my scale means good, not average) but felt there were a couple of things that stopped it quite being a classic.

4379995 Not for what I'm doing, you can't. The rules state that: "You may link to Mature-rated stories hosted on Fimfiction in a blogpost only if the blog is tagged with a Mature-rated story." So if I wrote an M-rated fic of my own, made a post about it and tagged it in the post, that would be allowed. But you can't link directly to untagged M-rated stories, so I don't. :twilightsmile:

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I liked it more than it seems you did.

I did not find Discord out of character like you did. And I found the second chapter a rather necessary ending. The epilogue, however, I can agree with you on.

4380159 I didn't find Discord's characterisation bad as such, just not quite as spot-on as I'd expect from a very good writer like Hoopy McGee. The second chapter? That's just personal preference, I think. Anyway, thanks! Interesting.

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