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cleverpun


A teacher, student, writer, and opinionated reader. Retired from fanfic (mostly), but not writing. Responsible for the cleverpun's Critique Corner review series: http://tinyurl.com/h3ftsm3

Feb
12th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #40 — Souls and Silicon · 2:58am February 12th

Feb
5th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #39 — The Last King · 8:29pm February 5th

Jan
30th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #38 — Miles to Go · 7:49pm January 30th

Jan
25th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #37 — Sister Solstice · 11:39am January 25th

Jan
10th
2020

Are My Critiques Too Negative? · 8:23am January 10th

I often mention—unprompted and at length—that self-reflection is crucial for personal growth. And not merely growth as a writer, but growth as a person. I have made many adjustments to my review formula over the years. But has that made things better? Or has it merely masked an issue that still persists?

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Jan
5th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #36 — Pony Peace is Dragon War (Diplomatic Dragon Noises Included) · 9:32am January 5th

Jan
2nd
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #35 — The Joy Hive · 6:17am January 2nd

Dec
27th
2019

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #34 — She Kills Monsters · 12:57am Dec 27th, 2019

Dec
21st
2019

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #33 — Fang and Flame · 11:21pm Dec 21st, 2019

Oct
14th
2019

Thoughts on the Finale · 3:19am Oct 14th, 2019

For me, the show ended a long time ago. The season four finale was the last contiguous episode I watched. The show had become predictable and stale. The sincere optimism and slice-of-life tone that I had enjoyed no longer entertained me. The jokes no longer landed, and the plotlines failed to surprise me. And the writers had started to run out of ideas even then; at the time I joked that they had gotten DBZ in my MLP, given the laser dogfight that ended season four.

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