Monthly Archives: September 2014

Meanwhile at Canterlot High

After days of dodging spoilers left and right, I dragged myself to the theater this morning to see the second Equestria Girls feature, Rainbow Rocks, half hoping it had something to do with Maud Pie, because rocks. And I admit that I haven’t seen a sequel so much better than the original since The Wrath of Khan. Not that the… (more…)

Twice the venues

Last year, exactly one theater in 68,000 square miles was carrying Equestria Girls. Rainbow Rocks has managed to interest a second moviehouse, for a single showing, and this one’s within five miles of humble Sage Manor. I have already secured a seat, through the miracle of the Internet, based on one simple observation: that first theater, 65 miles away, has… (more…)

We the unsung

SF writer John C. Wright, on the paucity of fame as we know it: If you only write one book in your whole life, and only sell 600 copies or less, nonetheless, I assure you, I solemnly assure you, that this book will be someone’s absolutely favorite book of all time, and it will come to him on some dark… (more…)

At length

Novelist Marko Kloos, shortly after completing the third book in his Frontlines series: Show me a million-word novel, and I’ll show you a novel in dire need of an editorial disemboweling. I shuddered at the thought — even Fallout: Equestria, legendary for the distance between the covers of the ultra-rare bound edition, comes in below 700,000 words — and duly… (more…)

Dubious expertise

Some yahoo posted this to Yahoo! Answers: “Do unicorns have sex?” This was the alleged Best Answer: Simple: No Unicorns don’t have sex organs- they’re too amazing If you’ve clearly watched My Little Pony, obviously, you can see that if the ponies love each other, then they’ll magically have a child Mr and Mrs cakes proved that theory Unicorns reproduce… (more…)