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Review #50 - The Application of Unified Harmony Magics, Princess Celestia: A Brief History, The Cloudsdale Report · 4:14pm Jan 27th, 2017

Ok, So this is my 50th review blog, and I have now reviewed 141 stories, from 90 different authors. :yay:
Now, I would have liked to release another chapter of Short Stories, but I noticed this milestone to late to do so... therefore, I will just be giving you the prompt for one of the next few I do: Zephyr Breeze gets left in the woods by Fluttershy in the events of "Flutter Brutter."

Quick question, anyone know a way to read the spoiler text on an iPad? I can't seem to figure it out. You know, this kind of spoiler text

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming:

The Application of Unified Harmony Magics by Novel-Idea
Princess Celestia: A Brief History by Novel-Idea
The Cloudsdale Report by Novel-Idea

The Application of Unified Harmony Magics by Novel-Idea
(Alternate Universe, Slice of Life)
In an Equestria where the Sonic Rainboom never happened, Sunset Shimmer is the prized pupil of the Princess of the Sun. As Sunset struggles to make up for her past misdeeds and come to terms with the pony she wants to be, Celestia sends her to find the classic work ‘Applications of Unified Harmony Magic’ from the Royal Canterlot Archives. Right after lunch, some meddling by her friends and meeting somepony with firsthoof experience of the Sunset she used to be.

Sunset gets told to study a book filled with legends to look for something. Lots of other introduction stuff. Sunset spends time with her friends. She then has to go to the library to find a missing book, and there she meets Twilight and has a magic called Unified Harmony Magics happens after they become friends of a sort.

Pacing, very nice, and a lot better than I just described above. As for errors, it has very few, which truly is nice. And it seems extremely planned out, even to the minute details. The tags also work quite well.

Score: 9/10 Recommendation: Highly Recommended if you plan to read the others.

Personal Thoughts: A really, really good prequel, you should not read it as a stand-alone fic.

Princess Celestia: A Brief History by Novel-Idea
This is a sequel to The Application of Unified Harmony Magics
(Alternate Universe, Comedy, Slice of Life)
After the incredibly awkward reunion last night, Sunset is less than eager about her promise to introduce Twilight Sparkle to Princess Celestia. Maybe it would help if Twilight could go more than five minutes without a panic-driven ramble. Despite her doubts, Sunset decides to do her best. But between a bowl of ice water, Philomena’s antics and Celestia’s sly smile, Sunset knows this isn’t going to be easy. Still, Twilight probably could have handled it better.

Sunset brings Twilight to see Celestia. Twilight freaks out... a lot. Twilight ends up learning a lot about Celestia, even stuff Sunset doesn't know. Sunset and Twilight learn about their "destiny."

The pacing on this one is great, but it can get to feel a little long. It does, however, have very few errors, which helps. And it seems rather planned out, though there is quite a bit of filler in there. The tags work too.

Score8/10 Recommendation: Recommended.

Personal Thoughts: Not quite as great as the prequel, but still good.

The Cloudsdale Report by Novel-Idea
This is a sequel to Princess Celestia: A Brief History
(Alternate Universe, Mystery)
When Celestia first laid eyes on Twilight Sparkle, she knew she’d seen her somewhere before. Though she’d managed to hide this from both Sunset and Twilight, after they departed for the evening, Celestia needed to be sure. With her trusted aide Raven at her side and a dangerous threat on the horizon, Celestia heads to the offices of the Equestrian Secret Service to investigate her suspicions. Because if she’s right, the possibility of eternal night is the least of Equestria’s concerns.

Celestia goes digging into an old report made in Cloudsdale by a reporter. It is the report of the events of "The Cutie-Remark." Celestia continues and determines for sure that the mystery Alicorn there is indeed Twilight.

The pacing on this one is really nice, unlike my little description above. It has very few errors, however. And it seems fairly planned out, which helps out with the mystery. The tags work quite well.

Score: 9/10 Recommendation: Highly Recommended.

Personal Thoughts: Again, NOT a stand-alone fic.

Comments ( 5 )

Highlighting text is my usual work-around for spoiler blocks. Hold and drag with finger should do it?

Alright, thanks.

These are fun fics, but they're really more like chapters in a long story. I look forward to more of them.

4398747 Thank you. That drives me nuts too. :pinkiehappy:

4398765 Thank you kindly for these reviews! I always love to see how people react to my tales. And yeah, I planned it out. A lot. :pinkiecrazy:

4398794 The way I'm envisioning the Wavelengths Timeline is more of a TV season setup (Babylon 5 would be the best example). There's going to be small arcs, big arcs and giant arcs. All pieces in the puzzle. :twilightsmile:

Nice! I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of long-form television mainly because of its ability to do that sort of thing. It's great to see you setting up something like this! :pinkiehappy:

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