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Rory O’Kane, reader of much fanfiction.

The Best of My Favourites

  • T The Best Night Ever

    Grand Galloping Gala meets Groundhog Day time-loop  · Capn_Chryssalid
    53,935 words · 52,240 views  ·  4,643  ·  69
  • T Hard Reset

    Twilight gives her life to stop a changeling invasion. Repeatedly.  · Eakin
    37,399 words · 68,889 views  ·  6,713  ·  108
  • E The Moonstone Cup

    Twilight is invited to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest unicorns in Equestria!  · Cyanide
    61,073 words · 28,102 views  ·  2,712  ·  41
  • T It Takes a Village

    Spike only wants things to stay the same. Time, however, has other ideas. He's going to need help...  · determamfidd
    148,765 words · 35,581 views  ·  3,391  ·  61
  • E Earth & Sky

    Sequel to Windfall, set three years after. Twilight & Rarity invent artificial wings!  · Warren Hutch
    264,681 words · 15,374 views  ·  1,177  ·  28
  • T Background Pony

    "My name's Lyra Heartstrings, but you won't remember anything. Listen to my symphony, for it  · shortskirtsandexplosions
    432,377 words · 81,664 views  ·  5,934  ·  214
  • T Friendship is Optimal

    Hasbro just released the official My Little Pony MMO, with an A.I. Princess Celestia to run it.  · Iceman
    38,698 words · 54,769 views  ·  3,155  ·  113
  • T Flying High, Falling Hard

    Twilight, Dash, and Spitfire have a trainwreck of a relationship.  · Soundslikeponies
    122,404 words · 36,873 views  ·  2,441  ·  114
  • E My Little Dashie

    What would you do if you found a Filly Rainbow Dash in a box?  · ROBCakeran53
    12,524 words · 507,338 views  ·  12,180  ·  804

Most Recent Favourites

  • T Without a Hive

    A young changeling is separated from his hive, and must blend in and survive among the ponies of Equestria.  · Phoenix_Dragon
    189,652 words · 17,935 views  ·  1,681  ·  28
  • E One Tenth-Bit

    Anything is a crime for those willing to see through distorted lenses -- including actions which lead to generosity. An accusation has been made against Rarity by Barneigh's Exclusive Garments And Saddlebags. And no defense will be listened to  · Estee
    9,707 words · 7,485 views  ·  854  ·  11
  • T Lost Time

    When Rainbow tries to change the course of the zap apple harvest to keep her date with Applejack, she finds that ancient magic loves an ironic twist.  · bookplayer
    59,897 words · 1,996 views  ·  292  ·  21
  • E Tricks Of The Trade Show

    Rarity's mark has told her who she's meant to be, and she's spent too long postponing her chance to become that pony. However, it's never given her any hints on just how she's supposed to do it. Maybe her first trade show will help -- in some way.  · Estee
    18,418 words · 998 views  ·  162  ·  3
  • T Twilight Sparkle, Unicorn Economist

    Twilight is an economist. The world keeps nearly ending. She swears this isn't her fault.  · mylittleeconomy
    156,512 words · 1,490 views  ·  146  ·  14
  • T Transdementia

    Pinkie Pie heads to another world to retrieve the stolen Element of Magic, with Penumbra in tow. ("Equestria Girls" as it occurs in the Petriculture AU.)  · Kwakerjak
    75,198 words · 3,022 views  ·  349  ·  26

Comments on the episode as a whole:

Before watching Magical Mystery Cure, all I had heard about the episode was that Twilight would be an alicorn at some point during the episode. I was worried that the show creators would mess up that premise. I was worried that they might, for instance, have Twilight turn down alicornhood to be with her friends, foolishly not considering the option of staying an alicorn but remaining in Ponyville. I started watching the episode with hope that they would avoid that.

Everything was so musical, and thus so montage-y. Every problem was resolved very quickly. I thought that everything was going too well, too easily. The way things were going, I thought that the episode was going to be all a dream. That would have been a sucky event after all that had happened, but I didn’t see how else to explain how the episode had no conflict that I actually worried about. Thankfully, everything that happened was not all a dream. But that leaves the episode a series of good events happening with dreamlike quickness and vagueness.

Since the episode had no important conflict within itself, I didn’t really care about it for its own sake. This episode is only significant in what it does to the show; how it sets the stage for differently-framed episodes in the next season.

This episode didn’t totally mess up the premise of Twilight turning into an alicorn. Twilight made no stupid decisions, and the show isn’t too restricted in what it can depict – Twilight can still go on adventures with her friends. But this episode didn’t do much interesting with the premise either – it was kind of a waste of an episode. But far better a single boring, dreamlike episode than a nonsensical episode that messes up future canon forevermore.

Comments on parts of the episode:

The red-green-blue trio of birds sure spirals a lot at the beginning zoom-in shot. You’d think the birds would get dizzy flying like that.

Twilight looks really off-model in her first appearance in the episode – the shape of her eyes is different from normal.

Not a big deal, but I was surprised enough by it to pause the video at that point.

When Twilight was wondering how to fix the cutie-mark swap, I thought, “just write to Princess Celestia and have her fix it!” Maybe I’ve been reading too much fanfiction – that’s too reasonable to be in the actual show. But I was glad that at least Twilight explicitly addressed the solutions from previous episodes brought up by Spike; Twilight wasn’t that thoughtless.

Why did Twilight want to “fix the spell” after Pinkie Pie was cured? All of her friends already had their cutie marks back; there was nothing else that needed fixing.

In this episode, the Mane 6 other than Twilight were pretty flat, and just generic “supportive friends of Twilight”, except for Pinkie Pie. Pinkie stood out because of her spit-take joke.

Twilight’s new hairstyle as an alicorn is cute. It’s still similar to her old one, but slightly cooler-looking. Just like Twilight herself.

Twilight is really cute and ridiculously happy when she’s waving from her chariot.

Although in that shot it looks like she’s wearing a bathrobe, rather than a formal ceremonial cloak or whatever it’s supposed to be.

I really like the song “Life in Equestria” (the one at the very end). It has chords so intricate and triumphant that it gives me shivers when I listen to it.

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#10 · 60w, 1d ago · · ·

Thank you very much for adding My Little Balladeer to your semi-favorite bookshelf.

#9 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Thank you very much for the semi-fave of The Light in the Darkness! :pinkiesmile:

#8 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

Thanks for favoriting Born in Equestria. :twilightsmile:

#7 · 116w, 3d ago · · ·


Yeah. I have now posted a comment on your story that explains what aspects I liked and didn’t like.

#6 · 116w, 5d ago · · ·

Only semi-favorite? :pinkiegasp:

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