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    SA Reviews #132

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    The Seattle’s Angels found themselves crowded in a classroom, each sitting at a desk with a pencil and notebook set on top. At the head of the class, standing on top of a teacher’s desk with a ruler in paw, was Ferret.

    Matthew looked around, then raised his hand. “Didn’t we do this plot thread a few weeks ago?”

    Ferret’s stare bored into him, making him shrink back. “This is different. It seems that even after years of experience, some of you are still getting reviews in late. A week late!”

    “I don’t think I’ve ever been late,” Intern piped in.

    Ferret stomped on a switch. A wooden hammer fell on Intern’s head. He slumped over his desk, a red welt forming where the hammer had landed.

    “Anyone else have something cute they want to say?” Ferret gazed over the crowd as if daring anyone to talk back.

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  • 2 weeks
    SA Reviews #131

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    Paul’s eye twitched. If someone looked close enough, they might have seen the tension in his hands, like he was preparing to strangle said someone. “What do you mean, late?”

    Cyne merely shrugged, not taking her eyes off the TV. To her, it was just another day.

    Little did she know that Paul was descending into his own personal hell, memories of snapping elementary teachers and the eyes of dozens of fellow, on time students boring into his increasingly warm face. “We can’t be late.”

    “Sure we can. It’s called the passage of time. People get busy, y’know?”

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  • 5 weeks
    SA Reviews #130

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    “It wasn’t until this moment that Intern realized just how large the Seattle’s Angels compound was. Entire days could be lost trying to familiarize oneself with just a single wing, let alone the months it would take to explore the whole building. But as Celestia as his witness, he was determined to do it or so help him!”

    “Intern, you’re monologuing again,” said a voice from above. “And you’re doing it in third person.”

    Snapping his mouth shut, Intern looked up to see Red perched on top of a protruding branch from the wall. He nibbled on a nut as he regarded the befuddled temp-reviewer. “Is this what you’ve been doing all month? Getting lost and talking to yourself?”

    “No,” Intern said, arms folded across his chest. “I’ve been very productive this entire time.”

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  • 7 weeks
    SA Reviews #129

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    Corejo flipped through his Reviews folder one last time before making it up the stairs toward Ferret’s room. Yep, all there! He threw on a jaunty smile and strode up to her door… which was locked?

    A little red note taped to the door read in commanding read marker: OUT TO LUNCH. SLIP YOUR REVIEWS UNDER THE DOOR.

    Huh. Normally Ferret left the door open on Review Day so she could see their bright, sunshiny faces when they walked in. Whatever.

    Corejo shrugged and did as the sign said. And then he drummed his hands on his thighs. And then he looked around.

    Huh. Where were the shenanigans? There were supposed to be some wacky shenanigans that magically happened right about now at the worst possible time and inconvenienced him, because comedic coincidence dictated so.

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  • 9 weeks
    SA Reviews #128

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    “So, Cyne?” asked Matthew, “whatcha up to?”

    “Oh, you know, just getting some reviews in,” she replied.

    “But… there’s no school anymore. And no school means no reviews! We’re free!” he shouted, literally leaping for joy.

    Cynewulf slammed a stack of papers onto the table in front of her. “Ha! Shows what you know. Summer school is now in session.”

    “NNOOoooOOooOOOooooo…”

    ROUND 128

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  • 11 weeks
    SA Reviews #127

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    “Listen up, class! Today I will teach you all that is necessary to build a fanbase.” PaulAsaran spun on his heel and began to write on a chalkboard. “Take good notes. A five page essay and three mock-up reviews will be due next week.”

    A series of groans filled the classroom.

    Intern, wearing his now customary janitor uniform, stopped by PaulAsaran on his way to dump out a trash bin. In a low whisper, he said, “That’s more than we do in two weeks.”

    “Hush, you,” PaulAsaran replied. “I’m in my element.”

    “What do you mean by that?”

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  • 13 weeks
    SA Reviews #126

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    A loud thump announced the arrival of Novel Idea into the dreaded dungeons of the Seattle’s Angel’s complex. To his surprise, the place had been completely redecorated. To his horror, he instantly recognized the new motif.

    Detention?!” he cried. “I’ve never been in detention in my life!”

    He turned to glare at the slide he’d been just dropped down. Corejo stood above, looking imperious—or at least trying to, it was Corejo after all.

    “You can’t do this to me! I’ll do my freaky time magic thing again!”

    “School’s in session. All of it.” Corejo winked—he actually winked—and pulled a level straight out of the Acme Budget Villain Catalogue. The portal closed with a resounding snap.

    He grumbled to himself and stomped over to the desk with his name on it and plopped down.

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  • 15 weeks
    SA Reviews #125

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    Corejo, as a Seattle’s Angel, had experienced many weird things during his tenure as a reviewer. Multiple base explosions, the fabric of spacetime ripping apart with seeming regularity, and the slightly disturbing obsession Red had for nuts.

    Even with all that, today was already vying for his top five list in terms of stuff he didn’t expect to be a part of when he woke up that morning.

    “Okay class!” Ferret announced from her position on top of a teacher’s desk. Before her, a room full of kids and a few adults sat at wooden desk, pencils and papers at the ready. “Today beings the first day of the School of Reviewers!”

    Corejo raised his hand.

    “Oh, and I see we already have a question. What is it?”

    “Yeah, uh, what is even the heck? Why do we have a reviewer school?”

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  • 18 weeks
    SA Reviews #124

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    “Look,” said Red, “I really think you’re going about this the wrong way.”

    “Oh really?” said Matthew419. “How would you suggest otherwise?”

    “Don’t dangle me by my tail off the edge of a fifty-story building?”

    A spotlight peered up at them. “This is Intern!” Intern shouted up through a megaphone. “We’ve got the building surrounded! Drop the squirrel and--”

    The megaphone squealed loudly, and there were sounds of a scuffle before another voice shouted at them once again. “No no no, don’t drop the squirrel!” said someone who Red thought might be Ebon Quill. “I mean, do, but first, just step away from the ledge and we’ll talk!”

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  • 20 weeks
    SA Reviews #123

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    The pillars rose up around him, towering over Corejo like judgmental parents. On top of the pillars stood the Pillars, looking down on him like disappointed parents.

    “This council of Equestria’s first league of extraordinary gentlecolts—”

    “And three gentlemares!”

    Starswirl rolled his eyes. “Yes, quite.” Clearing his throat, Starswirl continued, “find you, Corejo, guilty. Stygian, read him his sentence.”

    Stygian, who wasn’t standing on any of the pillars, unfurled a scroll and began reading. Corejo could have sworn his voice sounded familiar. “You are hereby sentenced to review on a tight deadline. You will have to forsake the niceties the Seattle’s Angels grant their employees in order to make your due date.”

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Jul
22nd
2017

Story Reviews » SA Reviews #109 · 2:07am Jul 22nd, 2017

Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


Matthew stood next to a metal door labeled “The Cool Room”. He had never seen this door before; not surprising since the Seattle’s Angels compound tended to lose and gain random rooms with astonishing frequency. He made a mental note to complain to the guys running the relativity lab to dial it back a bit.

Pushing back those thoughts for later, Matthew grabbed hold of the handle to the door, turned, and pulled the door open. A rush of cold air blasted him, almost knocking him back. Matthew, now wishing he had brought a coat, braced himself and entered.

Inside could only be described as a Winter wonderland. Despite being in the dead of July, the temperature fell below freezing, allowing snow to accumulate everywhere and icicles to hang from the ceiling. Mounds of snow, what Matthew could only guess were covered chairs and tables, dotted the room. It was dead silent, though Matthew could have sworn he heard the faint sounds of jingle bells somewhere in the distance.

“Sup?”

Matthew yelped and dove away from the voice, hiding behind a snowmound.

“Whoops, didn’t mean to scare ya.” Intern came into view from behind a snowman, holding a handful of snowballs in the crook of his arm. “You here for the reviews?”

“Uh… yeah…” With his heartrate coming back down, Matthew came out of his hiding spot. “Why are you in here? And why is it so cold?”

“Well, it is the Cool Room.”

“It’s freezing, not cool!”

“Believe me, where I come from, this is mild.”

Matthew waved Intern off. “Whatever. You got them done, right?”

“Yep! Here they are.” Intern held up a snowball. Before Matthew could ask what he meant, Intern threw the snowball at a monitor built into the wall. The ball struck true, activating the screen.

ROUND 109


Ahhh, yes. The land of Equestria. A magical land of...ponies, really. There are also a few other degenerate races but they are largely unimportant. Who gives a damn about dragons and griffons anyway.

A land in which the rulers do nothing but eat cake and sit on their butts, their guards are more incompetent than a toddler, the police is non-existant and a group of 6 teenagers enforces local law and order in the entire country.

Because upkeeping a police force costs money. Money that would end up not being spent on cake. And no ruler can rule without cake. Especially not if they have a sun on their butt.

Or if they're called Marie Antoinette, but that's a different story...


Well, boodlefutz, I have no words. Really, Twilight stole all the books in Equestria, I have no words. Except for those I am writing, though, because she had intervention before she could get to these.

Anyway, I would name this one of the most well done random story I have read on this site. It doesn’t use randomness as cheap comedy, it actually is random in its ideas. And, the main six are pretty spot on for the earlier seasons, despite this being written recently.

Oh darn, TSparks is here for my words, RUUNN!!

We open up to an odd one, that’s for sure. Five out of six of the main ponies get a tip that all the books in Equestria are gone. Considering there’s only one main character pony missing, it’s pretty easy to identify the culprit.

What follows is a bit of a mind trip that doesn’t end until the story does. The fic is very self aware of itself, so expect referential humor and a dash of fourth wall breaking. It’s not overbearing in its meta humor though, as there are plenty of stretches where the characters get to be themselves.

A little heavy on the telly for my liking, but with this type of story I can let it slide. There’s enough going on that it doesn’t become a huge issue.

So yeah, start the night off with some randomness! Randomness helps loosen a body up.


A.K. Yearling, known as Daring-Do in the world of explorers and adventurers, and her friend Leaf Wind are assigned a task by Princess Luna to travel to Saddle Arabia and search for an ancient and presumed destroyed library. What they discover beneath the shifting and sweltering sands may very well redefine the history of Equestria, it might even possibly define its future. One thing's for sure, though, Leaf and Daring's relationship will never be the same.


So, I actually suggested this on a whim because RT said he liked adventure stories. And then he said yes to it. What I failed to tell him, was this is mostly a romance centered around an adventure… and that it’s part of a much, much larger universe called The Wonderverse. No, really, it’s a HUGE universe.

Daring Do and Leaf Wind are quite the couple, though, and if you like romances, then this will be as great for you as it was for me. Daring struggles with forming relationships beyond anything work-related, while Leaf Wind, clearly in love, gets yelled at a lot. Like, that’s all I remember of him.

So, yeah, I can think of nothing else to add that RT hasn’t… so, have fun reading this. Oh, and read the other Daring Do stories connected with this one.

I like adventure, so when I was asked to go over this I got excited. It stars Daring Do, the posterchild for adventure! What I got though was a bit of a bait-and-switch. There is adventure and world building to be found, but a good portion of this story is a romance.

Now, if you’re into this kind of stuff, then it’ll be just fine. Daring Do and her off and on again partner make for a cute couple, with lots of good natured back and forth jibbing. I liked that Daring goes through an arc that forces her to consider what’s more important: working alone or forming a more permanent bond. Personally, I grew a little impatient with the romance and wanted to get back to the adventure. Luckily, it starts picking up again in the final third.

The story is written in present tense, which may take a page or two to get accustomed to. It’s not a big issue, as I was able to shift my mind from past tense to this fairly quickly.

The fic is part of a larger work by the author, so if the ending leaves you wanting more, go ahead and check out his other stories and get the full scoop!

This one might take some time to grow on you. Give it a chance and see where it might lead.


Starlight's teleportation skills are becoming very impressive. There's just one little problem: she doesn't seem to be able to go anywhere without coming to a rather sticky end. Okay, not end exactly. But definitely sticky.


Well, time for some silliness, because RT and I both enjoy it. I read this one awhile back, and reviewed it… but don’t read that, please, I was terrible at such things then.

Anyway, I can only tell you a few things without ‘spoiling the milk.’ And those are, wherever Starlight teleports, she ends up covered in custard. What follows is shenanigans as Starlight and Twilight attempt to find the cause.

So, go and read it. Right now. I mean it, right now.

Back to the silly again, this time with Starlight. The concept is pretty simple: Whenever Starlight teleports, custard happens. So she seeks out Twilight’s help to solve it.

What results are more confectionary shenanigans with a zing to end it on.

Yep, that’s all I got. Explaining more would ruin the joke. It’s a quick fifteen-hundred words so dive in like it’s a vat of giant pudding!

Oh, wait, that was Trixie’s thing… Write that one too!


Twilight takes Moondancer through "The Chalice of Moonlight" via Haycartes' spell.


You know, I always wondered what Twilight did when she was teaching Moondancer the Hacartes’ Method, and this one is as good a headcannon as any I’ve seen. Wait, it’s the only one I’ve seen.

The premise is that everypony interprets a story differently, or, at least, they should if the story is any good. But, further than that, your opinion of a story might change depending on how involved you get and how many times you read it. I have experience of this myself, but that’s for a different time. An example in Paper Moon is how Moondancer and Twilight differ in opinion about the relationship of the main characters. Another, is mentioned by RT below.

But back to the review. I really feel like this is a lesson many people need to know, I’m sure you know some of those I am speaking about. So, I have a challenge for you... when you finish this one, spread the word.

Twilight Sparkle keeps her promise to Moondancer about teaching her the Haycartes' spell and the two venture into a classic story that both are familiar with. The spin on this is that using the spell does more than just transport a pony into a paper book, it also imparts knowledge from the characters they are taking the place of. Not only that, but it also allows opinions from other ponies using the spell to spill out a tad, making scenes that are familiar seem just a little bit different.

The concept here is that other people interpret works differently. For instance, Moondancer envisions the ruler of the dear people taunting the heroes of the story when she first read the book. Now, the ruler comes across as more curious and intrigued that two earth ponies have come this far to meet with him and still need to venture on. It’s a fascinating look into how biases and expectations can color one’s interpretations. Kinda wish we had that in our world. Perhaps VR technology will get us there?

One thing I need to mention that amused me to no end is that Moondancer is a shipper. Not going to expand upon that. Just like Twilight and Moondancer, you need to hop in and find out!


“So why did you make this place so cold, anyway?” Matthew asked.

Intern shrugged. “Eh, a little nostalgia. Plus, the cold fusion lab left a whole bunch of pipes lying around, so I thought, ‘Why not?’ and hooked them up from their reactor to this room. Feels good, doesn’t it?”

“If you’re a polar bear, I guess.”

“Hey, with the stuff the cosplayers are cooking up down the hall, we could make that happen.”

“Yep, I’m done here.” Without a single look back, Matthew turned around and marched out the door.

“Hey, if the fusion guys ask,” Intern called after him, “just say that it’s a weather experiment!”


Feel free to visit our group for more information and events, and to offer some recommendations for future rounds. See you all next time!

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Comments ( 13 )

Cold fusion. Really, really cold fusion. Because when things get cold, they stick together. :pinkiehappy:

1st time I honestly enjoyed a site-wide blog. Here, have an ember 🔥

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

>Starlight Repeatedly Teleports Into Custard

I'm so chuffed XD

4608729
I believe you're thinking of cold welding.

Congrats to matty for joining SA. :yay:
Also belated congrats to Chris. :heart:

4608950
Matt's been here a while :derpytongue2:

4609010
Okay. Wasn't immediately obvious given the amount of implications that this was his first job.

4609073
>implying I wasn't just teasing you

"...a weather experiment"? From now on I'll have to picture the Intern as Doc Brown.

Good grief, never thought I'd see that in here! I suppose I'll have to write the damn sequel I keep promising people now. :derpytongue2:

4608771
Well, that's one word for it. :pinkiecrazy:

4609073
I know I'm late to this, but that's because I'm on vacation.

Anyway, click this right here to get my first job, though I did join SA two rounds before that came out. (Those first two were claimed already).

Then Chris joined us a week or two after I did.

(And thanks for the congrats :twilightsmile:)

Oh geez, I didn’t even realise y’all covered my story here. Thanks a ton! Glad you guys liked it :yay:

Comment posted by Erikponyman deleted Aug 26th, 2017
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