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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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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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