Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review – Double Make Up Power Hour!

In order to make up for life getting in the way last week, I will be reviewing two works today, a standard fan fiction and something slightly different: A radio play featuring our favorite time pony. It's fan written, it's fake, thus fan fiction, and thus I can review it! The review of both, after the break! Don't blink!


Review - Doctor Whooves Adventures: Number 12 (Part 1)

The Story:

A mysterious blue box crashes into Twilight's library, The Doctor emerging freshly ponified and slightly woozy. Meanwhile moving weeping pegasus statue

s have arrived in Ponyville, much to the terror of the quartet trapped in the house with them. However The Doctor thinks quickly, saving them and bringing them to his TaRDiS before investigating the missing pony in town to get more clues...


The Characters:

The Leads: Twilight Sparkle, whose voice a little off (too dark and raspy), bit off from normal, slightly bitchy and much too quick to get exasperated to

be honest. Pinkie Pie, whose voice was, again, slightly off, but characterization is quite accurate. Definitely correct random of level. Spike, whose voice was quite odd, but he seemed in character more or less. A little too distrustful, but otherwise fairly accurate to the dragon we know and love, if apt to spout the more or less obvious. And Finally Doctor Whooves, whose voice I loved, but he's... off as a Doctor. Too short tempered, slightly too straight forward, and a bit tired, but quirky and lovable as always. Background characters... hit and miss on the voice acting there, not a fan of them all. I mean, Night Shift sounded drunk or something, not the slow southern drawl I think they were going for.


Execution:

All of the voices were a bit too far off for my liking, and personally I wouldn't have gone quite that direction with the script/mood, but the sound effects and music were spot on (though that was a loud, crunching couch...) and it all just made it click. And script seems strong enough, but hasn't gone far enough to prove strength or weakness yet.



Enjoyable?:

Well I like it, but I'm a fan of both shows AND the medium, so all of it must be taken with a grain of salt. I'm pretty sure anyone calm enough to give it a listen will enjoy it thoroughly.


In Conclusion:

Give it a listen if you get a shot, an up and coming radio play for The Doctor and MLP? What's not to like?


The Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LTQAPiC-1us


Moving on! Have some G&PT Random Comedy Shipping with The Great and Powerful Trixie Falls In Love With A Pine Cone, after the pic! Gotta like them memes!


Review - The Great and Powerful Trixie Falls In Love With A Pine Cone

The Story:

The Great and Powerful Trixie, fresh from being saved in Ponyville and salvaging her career with her careful exit, wanders from town into a forest where she meets a talking, living pine cone named Piney. Confused by the turn of events, she still talks to the only form of company before she rests, ready to set out back to Ponyville the next day and collect her purse from her sadly discarded cape. In the morning she meets Rainbow Dash, who is all set to humiliate her when Piney reveals that she can give Trixie whatever her heart desires if she will just eat one of Piney's scales. Trixie agrees and events are set into motion that revealing would just spoil, so no more plot, I'm afraid. I will however reveal that Twilight Sparkle, Spike, and Pinkie Pie all make appearances in the following events.


The Characters:

The Great and Powerful Trixie is the lead, the arrogant, stuck up showmare we all know and love retaining her character after Ponyville for once instead of dropping it to the wayside. And she plays opposite, like it says on the tin, a sentient pine cone. Piney, to be precise, with magic in every scale. Honestly, there are points where Piney gets slightly creepy, including a nice lampshade moment on normal stories, but whatcha gonna do? Rainbow Dash plays primary antagonist, chiding Trixie for her return, and Spike takes secondary antagonist with his distrustful nature, while Twilight is merely along for the ride, it seems. Pinkie also makes an appearance and is suitably in character while she is around.


Execution:

Okay, very well done throughout, apart from three very large and very obvious pieces of Deus Ex Machina, none of which I want to spoil due to their nature, but they sprout up and rap it all up nicely. Otherwise it was believable, well written, and a good laugh. Oh, not enough pine cone puns for my taste either, but I'm a punny guy.


Enjoyable?:

Most definitely. I sure liked it at least! Need to accept a lot of strange, but it is a good read once you do.


In Conclusion:

Read it! Why not? It's silly, it has one of the best ponies in it as the star, it's got pine cones. What's there to dislike? ~Medicshy Approved!


The Link:

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/story-great-and-powerful-trixie-falls.html


And that is all for this week my friends. When Spring Breaks starts up for me I will do my best to have more than one review out a week, and I still apologize for the missed one last time, but I vow not to leave the site hanging without at least an explanation!

But you probably don't care about that at all. As always, if there's anything you'd like to see different in the review, if you want to talk, if you would like to see a specific review, or if your hooves slip on the keyboard, feel free to leave a comment below!

Your pining writer,

~Medicshy

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