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Draxonos135


Hello everyone, Draxonos135 here. I mostly focus on Equestria Girls fanfics, and the one thing I like to do most is bring some kind of positive emotion to my readers.

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This story is a sequel to Fluttering Wall


Wallflower Blush suddenly had a thought: Maybe if she cleaned up her looks, and just looked different in general, maybe people would remember her.

Good thing she came across the beauty salon a certain pearly white girl just so happened to be working at!

Has a reading done by Lonely Fanboy48.

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There's something hilarious in the image of Rarity pushing Wallflower into the beauty salon like one would push a crate.

I emphasized using names or pronouns in my previous comments. Ironically enough, since Wallflower never knew Rarity's name before Fluttershy told her the following day, it'd have been logical not to use her name at all during the whole meeting. Since they're both women, you might actually have had to rely on the constructs I advised against previously; I'm now curious if the scene would have worked just as well with Rarity only ever referred as "the girl..."

Because "the maniac who just won't take no for an answer" is a mouthful.

That is, if you were gunning for Wallflower's intimate point of view, which is what would make translating her lack of knowledge into the narration necessary.

Speaking of points of view, I was thrown off the sudden shift to Fluttershy's in "Fluttershy nodded, seeing this as another chance for her captain to make friends," precisely because everything before it was in Wallflower's.

I felt the characterization was good. Rarity, especially, was very in character as far as I'm concerned.

I do have issues with Fluttershy straight out saying that Rarity "represents generosity," however. It's already strange that she felt the need to mention that as literally the third thing she tells Wallflower about Rarity, but I find "represents" amounts to stating "she's the Element of Generosity" as opposed to showing why she embodies it in the first place.

(And that's ignoring that it's another Rarity, in another world, who's the actual Bearer of that Element.)

As far as the plot is concerned, I found it appropriately pared down; there was nothing unnecessary that distracted the narration or events as they unfolded.

I found a few typos;

it's not like a lot of stuff had happened.

it wasn't like a lot of stuff had happened.

she quickly noticed her hair could very easily be described as a mess: It looked more like she had a bunch of vines on top of her head

"It" should be lowercase.

sporting a rather... Fascinated look, if you will.

"Fascinated" should be lowercase.

I'm also wondering if the "darling" in the narration would work better with italics for emphasis.

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Well, if "darling" had italics or emphasis, it makes it feel like Rarity's got some intent, sass, or other stuff behind using it, when it's just her way of calling someone she likes, I think.

Yeah, Fluttershy saying that kinda came out of nowhere, I should've thought about it more.

To use names, or not to use names, that question... never popped up while I wrote this, but I feel like it wouldn't have changed much. XD

Once again, thanks for the review, I appreciate your detailed honesty.

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You are right about when Rarity speaks, but I was referring to the narration outside of the dialogue, these lines precisely:

After all, did she just call her darling?!

Okay, now she definitely called her darling.

A chill from being called darling later, Wallflower nodded.

Though rereading them, an emphasis would only be fitting for the last one. I just find "A chill from being called darling later" funnier. And spelling it "daaah-ling~" even more so, but at this point Rarity becomes a punchline rather than someone who genuinely wants to help Wallflower.

Why this even came to mind in the first place was that I was wondering if the "darling" in the narration should be put in quotation marks. I don't know that answer, incidentally.

You're welcome. And I'm glad that my criticism doesn't discourage you from writing more.

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My main goal is to try write something at least someone can enjoy. If I succeed at that, I'm happy.

This...kinda goes against several core themes of the show; like how beauty should come from the inside, how to be generous, etc. In fact, the whole point of the Wallflower Blush special was that Sunset should've noticed Wallflower and made an effort to be friends with her. regardless of whether or not Wallflower seemed to have an active interest in approaching her. This story kinda seems to have the opposite message; that in order to attract attention and friends you should change how you look.

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Everybody has their own interpretation

It looked more like she had a bunch of vines on top of her head, rather than hair.

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

This is cute. ^^

Sometimes a new look goes a long way.

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