Monday, February 20, 2012

Review – Sticks and Stones

You know, when Tom first appeared I suggested there should be a shipping fic featuring Tom, Bloomberg, with The Magic Door coming in to make it a fun love triangle. Unfortunately, only the first half of my request was fulfilled here, but that's more than enough to get me to read it.

The review of Sticks and Stones, after the break!
AAAAAAAPPLELOOSA!

The Story:

High noon in Appleloosa, and in the middle of the most famous of wild west activities, an interruption appears. Braeburn runs to Sheriff Silverstar with terrible news: There is a prankster in Appleloosa, leaving giant grey boulders in the orchard next to their most productive of trees, and it's up to Silverstar to find out what's happening before the tree gets hurt.


Of course, it's a lot more complicated than that, and there are some forces stronger than ponies or even buffalo when it comes to bringing objects together.


The Characters:

There are four main characters for the story: Braeburn, Silverstar, Tom, and Bloomberg. Tom and Bloomberg are the runaway stars, entirely spot on, with every moment between them a truly amazing sight to read. The synergy between these two forces of nature is just amazing, really making you think they have a future together. Silverstar also seems in character in his supporting role, though a bit more bumbling than I remember, and Braeburn... well, that stallion's been characterized so far and wide that his role as the antagonist in this one is only the mildest of stretches by comparison, well within acceptable deviations.


Execution:

It was very well done, all the scenes falling well into place with no errors to be seen, though there truly wasn't much to wow either. It's a good story, don't get me wrong, but not one that'll keep a reader invested. If this isn't just a one-shot I can see struggles ahead for the author, though I know they'll pull through.


Enjoyable?:

I sure thought so, but then again I did specifically ask for this. It was just silly enough to get my attention without going so far as to ruin it, and given the subject matter it was definitely well presented. And with the piece's short length it is worth the time to read.


In Conclusion:

A heartwarming tale of love between the heartless, a must read for anypony holding out hope as they search for that special somepony. Four hearts out of Five, and ~Medicshy Approved!


The Link:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/story-sticks-and-stones.html


And that is it for this week my friends. This is being posted slightly early due to worries about my internet connection in the following days, but I'm sure our one reader won't mind too much.


If this does bother you, or if there is a story you are one the fence about reading and want me to review, feel free to comment below! I'd be more than happy to help.


Have a wonderful day everypony!

Your natural writer,

~Medicshy

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