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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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    UK PonyCon 2018 dates!

    It was announced today that UK PonyCon 2018 will take place on the weekend of 13/14 October -- so exactly seven months from now! No word yet on the venue or ticket details, but I'd expect those over the next few weeks. I've been to the last four UKPCs and would love to go again, but until I know the venue I can't absolutely

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  • 6 days
    What becomes of the Followers?

    Estee made this fascinating post earlier, so I thought I'd do something similar, albeit not as quite such length. One thing I've only just realised is that the Nemryn who Estee discusses in the intro to that post is in fact the same person who won

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  • 1 week
    All good things...

    One Man's Pony Ramblings, the superb blog written for the past six years by Chris, is closing its doors. Chris writes about this at the link I've just given, so I'll ask you to look there rather than try to squash his quite detailed explanation into a small blog post here. Although there are quite a few

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  • 2 weeks
    Just sneaked in before the end of the month!

    Chapter 4 of The Danger Within is up. I rather struggled with this one, not least because our weather seems to have forgotten that England isn't supposed to have ice days and blizzards. Still, it's up now, and I'm relieved to have got it done. Note that the [Violence] tag has now been added -- nothing much for now, but it's there. Onward to chapter 5 I go!

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  • 3 weeks
    Progress report for "The Danger Within"

    I haven't abandoned my intention of churning this story out quickly. It's simply that a large number of Real Life Factors have coincided this month. I do now have a rough version, though (rougher than usual, yes!) and I hope to publish chapter 4 before the end of February on Wednesday. No promises, though!

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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:

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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