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Hardcore animation enthusiast who discuss it in video format. Also likes pastel cartoon ponies. They do that to people. And ghosts.

Jun
20th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #16 · 5:00pm Monday

14 shorts in, and I am unsure whether it’s wise to continue much further with Commentary Corner for Tell Your Tale. Already the repeated facepalm “really?” moments of the characterisation are grating to watch, write about, and probably to read. And as I suspected for this series, the largely rigid-formula limits how much new can be said each week. Not unless one has mastered the art of this brand of snarky-and-sincere commentary, or has a larger audience. Certainly, to go all the way to

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Jun
18th
2022

How "The Cutie Re-Mark" Changed – Timeline Plots Are Tricky · 5:00pm Saturday


Starlight: "Oh, I'm sorry, MLP writers, was that archival freezing beam meant for my backstory? Yeah, no, we're not doing that. Looks like you just tossed out all the plot setup across this season's map episodes! What a shame…"

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Jun
13th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #15 · 5:00pm June 13th

So, after having paused two episodes before the end months ago, I finally finished my glacial rewatch of Season 5 with The Cutie Re-Mark. And that’ll probably be it. I can admit Seasons 6/7 are just weaker continuations, not the dropping off a cliff of the following two, and something that’s still (mostly) watchable. I still don’t intend to do so with an eye towards reforming definitive takes on the episodes the way I have till now. If anything, I need to redo it for Seasons 1-3 more, my

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Jun
6th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #14 · 5:05pm June 6th

Aw, geez, not even 15 blogs in, and I’m already reaching for things to say for these intros. Hope that isn’t a sign of things to come!

Okay, that’s not strictly true. I have been structuring my reading time a bit more, enough to slow/stop the decreasing backlog of prepared reviews. It’ll be a little while before it’s returned to the safe threshold of when I started these (that was nearly 50 stories, somehow), but it’s something.

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Jun
4th
2022

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark – Review · 6:15pm June 4th


Izzy: “Yeah, this is fine. It's fine! Not like Sunny's creepy smile and Zipp's averted gaze could possibly be an indication all is not sunny – nailed it – with this special. Right?
“…Right?”

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May
30th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #13 · 5:01pm May 30th

Yes, I have seen Make Your Mark. No, I won’t be discussing it here – I learnt my lesson from my review of A New Generation on rushing out clunky reviews that I end up largely revising and redoing later. A lesson you’d think I’d have learnt from years of animation YouTubing… Expect something on it round the week’s end, or on the weekend.

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May
23rd
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #12 · 5:00pm May 23rd

Well, here we are. Generation 5’s about to start in the form it will be most defined by, a Netflix CG show, kicking off with the two-parter Make Your Mark.

Off the promos, trailers and clips, I have thoughts about it. Many… conflicted thoughts, not least about the animation (hey, a ghost's gotta have his priorities). But, now is not the time or the place for that, it can wait. In the meantime, let’s celebrate with another batch of just Generation 5 Ponyfics, shall we?

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May
16th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #11 · 5:00pm May 16th

Eh, the cover screencaps/gifs and funny captions lasted 10 blogs, but they’re not worth the effort to bring up every week. Leave them for when inspiration strikes, I say! It’s all about streamlining, my friends.

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May
9th
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #10 · 5:00pm May 9th


Octavia: "It took the show one hundred episodes to ‘Jump the Shark’, as it were. We’re not in danger of the same only ten blogs in, are we?"

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May
2nd
2022

Ghost Mike's Ponyfic Review Monday Musings #9 · 5:00pm May 2nd


Devil Rarity: "Now that we’ve got an audience hook, line and sinker with these Ponyfic reviews, it’s time for Phase 2 of the Grand Master Plan: Influencer Imprintation!"
Pinkie Pie: "Really?"

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