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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 · 51,328 views  ·  4,589  ·  67
  • T Hard Reset

    Twilight gives her life to stop a changeling invasion. Repeatedly.  · Eakin
    37,399 words · 67,423 views  ·  6,645  ·  105
  • E The Moonstone Cup

    Twilight is invited to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest unicorns in Equestria!  · Cyanide
    61,073 words · 27,779 views  ·  2,700  ·  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 · 35,205 views  ·  3,371  ·  60
  • E Earth & Sky

    Sequel to Windfall, set three years after. Twilight & Rarity invent artificial wings!  · Warren Hutch
    264,681 words · 15,276 views  ·  1,174  ·  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 · 80,729 views  ·  5,894  ·  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 · 53,455 views  ·  3,125  ·  113
  • T Flying High, Falling Hard

    Twilight, Dash, and Spitfire have a trainwreck of a relationship.  · Soundslikeponies
    122,404 words · 36,713 views  ·  2,433  ·  114
  • E My Little Dashie

    What would you do if you found a Filly Rainbow Dash in a box?  · ROBCakeran53
    12,524 words · 505,094 views  ·  12,116  ·  801

Most Recent Favourites

  • 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 · 1,431 views  ·  144  ·  13
  • 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 · 2,950 views  ·  347  ·  26
  • E The Conversion Bureau: Brand New Universe

    The Anniversary Day for The Conversion Bureau Genre is celebrated with new visions of the concept!  · Chatoyance
    25,986 words · 8,491 views  ·  203  ·  208
  • T The Taste Of Grass

    Within The Conversion Bureau Universe, Newfoal immigrants face settling new lands within Equestria. Unfortunately, not one of them knows how their new universe actually works.  · Chatoyance
    114,602 words · 6,830 views  ·  284  ·  117
  • T 27 Ounces

    27 Ounces is the story of eight and one half ponies, set within the Conversion Bureau universe.  · Chatoyance
    78,013 words · 7,999 views  ·  322  ·  131 · gore
  • E Friendship is Optimal: The Twilight of Humanity

    After most of humanity has uploaded to virtual Equestria, the mane six, outfitted with new bodies, journey into the real world in hopes of reaching the holdouts.  · pjabrony
    23,420 words · 1,163 views  ·  94  ·  14

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 · 50w, 5d ago · · ·

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

#9 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

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

#8 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

Thanks for favoriting Born in Equestria. :twilightsmile:

#7 · 107w, 2h ago · · ·


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

#6 · 107w, 2d ago · · ·

Only semi-favorite? :pinkiegasp:

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