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Sep
12th
2015

Read It Now Reviews #53 – Wanting Sweet Things, Rarity Sleeps In, Far Kobresia, No Sale, To Hell With Destiny · 4:07am Sep 12th, 2015

A busy day today for people I follow – four new stories in my feed, from three different authors, including the long-absent Darf, who is oft spoken of in hushed tones, for fear that he might return if you said his name in front of a mirror three times.

Seems someone finally did. And so, I thought, what better way to welcome him back from two years of absence than to review two of his new stories?

I’m so sorry.

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May
24th
2016

Read It Later Reviews #49 – Harissa, Shining Armor’s Amour’s Armour, Rainbow Reflections, A Total Eclipse of the Fun, The Gathering · 11:15pm May 24th, 2016

This was actually supposed to be Read It Later Reviews #50, but I just posted a Read It Now set yesterday and then Bad Horse came out with a story a day later. As this set had an empty space it in, Read It Later #49 got bumped down the line. So this set actually contains four older stories, plus Bad Horse’s new one.

I’m cheating a bit. Deal with it. :rainbowdetermined2:

Today’s stories:

Harissa by Orbiting Kettle

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Mar
12th
2017

Read It Later Reviews #71 – While Their Name’s Still Spoken, Infernal Machines, A Short Story by Twilight Sparkle, Reciprocity, Playing the Scales · 7:39pm Mar 12th, 2017

Instead of working on A Thousand Roses yesterday, I ended up reading a number of additional stories off of my high priority Read It Sooner list, as well as re-reading a couple of older stories that I read before I started doing reviews.

I really need to get to work on finishing up my story… but I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the experience of reading many of these works.

Today’s stories:

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Nov
18th
2015

Read It Later Reviews #36 – Present Tense, Apple Whine, Pinkie Pie vs the Soufflé, Height, It is Upon These Words That the Fate of Equestria Hangs · 12:29am Nov 18th, 2015

Well, trying to be a busy little beaver dragon this week and spend my free time doing productive things instead of browsing the Internet and wasting time procrastinating. It is invigorating to throw myself into things, and I wonder just what it is that keeps trying to pull me back into the petty and frivolous when I could be doing far more enjoyable things.

Is it base human nature?

Is it fear of actually trying?

Is it just the ease of consuming the easily digested?

Ah, well.

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Oct
25th
2017

Read It Now Reviews #111 – A Series of Egotistical Events, Don’t Want Perfection, Behind Closed Doors, Sum of Their Parts, Drunk Little Ponies · 11:26pm Oct 25th, 2017

Hello folks! Writing from my location in the dungeon of a rental, I have been very remiss in my reading and writing. But for now, remodeling is in the hands of a contractor, so it is time to do some catchup – and not the kind that you put on fries.

Today’s stories:

A Series of Egotistical Events by Estee
Don’t Want Perfection by Shortmane
Behind Closed Doors by Cynewulf
Sum of Their Parts by Flipwix
Drunk Little Ponies by Estee

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Jul
20th
2015

Recommended Story Reviews #4 – Whom the Princesses Would Destroy, A Canterlot Carol, Drinking Alone, Except With Two, Barrelled Up, Five Hundred Little Murders · 8:48pm Jul 20th, 2015

It has been a while since I’ve done a set of recommended story reviews.

Unlike my usual review sets, in these, I am drawing from stories that I put on my recommended and highly recommended lists before I started reviewing stories.

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Mar
10th
2017

Read It Later Reviews #69 – Cutie Mark Crusaders Alpha Pack Leader; Sweet Nothings; Rapunzbelle; The Truth Is…, A Long Time Coming · 11:08pm Mar 10th, 2017

I actually got this review set done before I reviewed Eternal, but I hung onto it so my 1000th posted review would be something special (I’ve actually got most of a Read It Now set done, too).

But with that now read and posted, time to post this!

Today’s stories:

Cutie Mark Crusaders Alpha Pack Leader by Estee
Sweet Nothings by Absolute Anonymous
Rapunzbelle by Violet CLM
The Truth Is… by Crystal Moose

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May
6th
2018

Read It Later Reviews #84 – D-I-V-O-R-C-E, Yellow Immortality, Going Home, A Taste of Meat, Closing the Door · 10:25pm May 6th, 2018

Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying yourselves.

I’m working on getting back into the swing of things and getting stuff done.

Today’s stories:

D-I-V-O-R-C-E by SanityLost

Yellow Immortality by Estee

Going Home by GrassAndClouds2

A Taste of Meat by InsertAuthorHere

Closing the Door by Blue Harvest

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Oct
22nd
2015

Read It Later Reviews #34 – The New Crop, One Tenth-Bit, The Changeling of the Guard, Through the Eyes of a Soldier: Taking Hill 790, The Little Things · 10:41pm Oct 22nd, 2015

The Royal Guard is forever searching, forever seeking, and as one of its baleful eyes, so am I.

Though, ironically, I have about twice the pass rate of the average Royal Guard reviewer. So much for hating everything. :trixieshiftright:

Today we have three stories from the queue, along with two other pieces that I selected for my own reading enjoyment.

Today’s stories:

The New Crop by xjuggernaughtx
One Tenth-Bit by Estee

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Jul
4th
2015

Read It Now Reviews #36 – Opposites Attract, Resembling Twilight, Who Will Save Me From This Body of Death?, The Elements of Elements, Twilight Spackle · 6:42am Jul 4th, 2015

In a sudden fit of productivity, I decided that it was time for me to actually finish a story yesterday and post it. It won sixth place in the last write-off, out of more than fifty entrants, and was within just a few fractions of a point of second place. I thought it was a bit unlike what I usually write - a metafic comedy, referencing the recent stories about fatal teleportation, Saturdays, and various other silly things - but Bradel thought it was in line with The Stars Ascendant in

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Mar
13th
2017

Read It Now Reviews #103 – My Little Nyx With Cupcakes At The Rainbow Factory, Where Do Babies Come From?, Stepping Off, Gravity’s Rainbow, Hang · 8:11pm Mar 13th, 2017

Been a while since I did a set of Read It Now reviews; been gleaning a lot of stories off of my high priority read later list. But there were some interesting-sounding recent stories, so I’d take a peek at them.

Today’s stories:

My Little Nyx With Cupcakes At The Rainbow Factory by Estee
Where Do Babies Come From? by Chillbook1
Stepping Off by SPark
Gravity’s Rainbow by Queen Crimson
Hang by AShadowOfCygnus

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Feb
7th
2017

Read It Later Reviews #68 – The First Time You See Her, The Hypocrisy of Tolerance, Of Angels, This is a Clopfic, Sometimes Never · 10:52pm Feb 7th, 2017

Sometimes, you just want to read a good story.

This is one of those times.

Today’s stories:

The First Time You See Her by Skywriter
The Hypocrisy of Tolerance by Estee
Of Angels by Paul Asaran
This is a Clopfic by Tumbleweed
Sometimes Never by Blueshift

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Jun
27th
2017

Read It Later Reviews #79 – Twice As Bright, Sparkle Date Me, “Special” Delivery, The Bounce Test, Shut Up · 7:06pm Jun 27th, 2017

Back in April, I started on a set of Read It Now reviews. I ended up reading a couple stories for it, and then forgetting I had started a review set and never finishing it.

Today, as I went to read some recent stories, I realized that I had an unfinished review set, and as it wasn’t really quite timely, I merged it into this.

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May
8th
2020

Read It Later Reviews #88 – Sharing the Night, Counting Crows, Proof of Concept, Applejack’s Hearts and Hooves Day Hullabaloo, Of Orchards and Obituaries · 3:48am May 8th, 2020

Seems like a good day for some reviews!

Today’s stories:

Sharing the Night by Cast-Iron Caryatid
Counting Crows by VashTheStampede
Proof of Concept by Estee
Applejack’s Hearts and Hooves Day Hullabaloo by Tumbleweed
Of Orchards and Obituaries by Tumbleweed

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Oct
27th
2017

Read It Now Reviews #112 – Fifty Shades of Toast, Numbers, Why Do We Have Guards?, As Long As You Both Shall Live, Iron Rider Rangelkai · 12:41am Oct 27th, 2017

Sometimes I feel like the journey of a thousand miles doesn’t start so much with a single step as with rolling a rock over the top of a hill; it is hard to get it to the top of the hill, but it starts getting easier to push it once you get over the crest and it really gets rolling down the other side.

It would certainly explain a thing or two about me.

Today’s stories:

Fifty Shades of Toast by Estee
Numbers by The 24th Pegasus

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May
19th
2016

Read It Later Reviews #47 – A Lovely Apology; And Yet, What Riches Still Await; Otherworldly Advice; If I Gave You Diamonds and Pearls; True Bowmance · 11:08pm May 19th, 2016

Two days of reviews in a row? When was the last time that happened?

Today’s stories:

A Lovely Apology by PresentPerfect
And Yet, What Riches Still Await by PatchworkPoltergeist
Otherworldly Advice by Bookish Delight
If I Gave You Diamonds and Pearls by Estee
True Bowmance by Ceffyl Dwr

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May
23rd
2016

Read It Now Reviews #79 – The One Who Got Away, Trav(ap)est(r)y, Discourse on Fillies, Just A Pony, When We Were Young · 11:33pm May 23rd, 2016

Some folks have been writing some interesting stories lately.

Clearly, that means it is time for some reviews before I dig into grading tests.

Today’s stories:

The One Who Got Away by Jay-The-Brony
Trav(ap)est(r)y by Estee
Discourse on Fillies by Daedalus Aegle
Just A Pony by Godzillawolf
When We Were Young by naturalbornderpy

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May
25th
2016

Read It Later Reviews #50 – Pinkie Pie Has Infiltrated the Changelings’ Secret Base, The Rainbow Pony, Under the Mistletoe, Good Thing She’s So Disorganized, Small-Town Charm · 10:54pm May 25th, 2016

It is amazing how long a couple weeks can feel like.

At the time of writing, less than a week ago I was at Everfree Northwest.

It feels like it was forever ago already.

I was feeling like I haven’t recommended a story in a long time… but the last story I read that got added to my Recommended list was read on May 11th, only 11 days before I wrote this introduction (which I then took four days to post).

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Dec
15th
2015

Read It Later Reviews #39 – There’s A First Time for Everything; Cutie Mark Crusader Magicians, Yay!; On the Application of Time and Motion Efficiency Studies to Initial Relationship Formation; Gilda Has the Floor; Rainbownomicon · 2:21am Dec 15th, 2015

Reviews, reviews, who’s got the reviews?

TD, apparently.

In an attempt to simultaneously get something done, clear out the Royal Guard queue a bit, and to procrastinate, I’ve got five more stories read and reviewed for you folks.

Today’s stories:

There’s a First Time for Everything by Dubs Rewatcher
Cutie Mark Crusader Magicians, Yay! by DrakeyC
On the Application of Time and Motion Efficiency Studies to Initial Relationship Formation by Estee

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May
11th
2016

Read It Now Reviews #77 – Displacement, Surrogate, Completely Safe in the Reference Section, The Hays Code, When the Moth Loved the Flame · 9:58pm May 11th, 2016

Two days until the start of Everfree Northwest, but I leave for the Emerald City tomorrow. If any of you are going to be there and want to meet up, send me a PM and I’ll give you some contact information; I don’t have a smart phone, so the most reliable way of contacting me while I’m wandering around the convention is likely to be an actual, honest-to-god phone call.

I know, shocking.

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