• Member Since 7th Jan, 2013
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Mare Serenitis

It's cold outside, and there's no kind of atmosphere. I'm all alone, more or less.

Action & adventure are tedious.
Character interaction and worldbuilding are superior.

These are not 'fashionable' views, yet they are all I have.
Downvotes are nothing personal. If I've given you a DV it's becasue your story looked like it would be something I'd enjoy, but after reading a chunk of it or finding something I want to avoid that wasn't tagged (or otherwise marked) I'd be like This isn't my jam, at all... and that feels pretty rubbish.

Things I Like:
Background characters brought to life.
Humans and Ponies being excellent to each other.
Authors who take the time and care to be consistent within their own stories.
Rich sources of Feels.

Things I Don't Like:
2nd Person narrative. "(You) are doing a thing." No, (I) am not. (I) am reading a story, and that story telling me (I) am doing something which (I) am very obviously not doing is really hard for me to parse.
My broken brain tries to logically deconstruct everything written like that and it makes actually enjoying a story impossible.

Equestria Girls.
School of any kind is just the worst possible setting for anything. It's like a visceral reaction of cringe.
Also there's the thing of why do I want to read about humans doing human stuff.
I'm after horse-based xenofiction, and EQG just does nothing for me in that regard.

Anything involving nastiness happening to Ponies.
There is more than enough horrible things happening in reality, and I niether need nor want any more of it in my horse escapism.

People who add stories to every single category in a group. Groupspammers are the thrushes of FimFic.

People who insist upon putting "sinister webs" and "dark plots" into otherwise perfectly fine character pieces.
Guys, it doesn't work.

Ancient and secret/hidden powers which suddenly appear - been done to death by everyone (including canon).
Guys, it doesn't work.

Self-descibed "Epic" tales.
Guys, it doesn't work.

Authors who shoehorn their own insanity into someone else's narrative world without even the tiniest concession to things like consistenecy with that narrative or common sense.

But the worst is:
Authors who write sequels to wonderful character stories, but cannot resist the siren's call of bland adventure tales.
Why do you people do this? You spend dozens, if not hundreds of hours creating characters and entire worlds which are an utter treat to read about. Then waste them on some hackneyed old shite that's been run into the ground a million times previouly.

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Each of us is merely a product of our own unique eccentricity.
Some of us might, on occaision share similar orbits.
And such convergence is often agreeable.

Yeah, we share a fair bit of similarity there. Lot's of nice picks in yours too.
A suggestion: If you enjoy wordy fluff stories, paying this guy a visit might be of interest: https://www.fimfiction.net/user/299394/Cackling+Moron

We really have similar tastes in pony fiction. Nice favorites!

Hello, sister closest to my heart. It was lovely to receive your letter, though I do hope you'll forgive me the delay in responding. I've been feeling quite above the weather recently, and it's only in the past week that things have been properly precipitous. A sky gravid with moisture but refusing to give up and do what's natural is a terrible thing.

Mother will deny it to the end of her days, but I'm still convinced she wrote your name wrong in the first place.

By the by, did you ever manage to get rid of those pesky landers? Awful rude of them to just land without even taking you to dinner first.

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