Friday, August 3, 2012

Review – All the Stars in the Sky


Hello my friends. Long time no see. Today we have a sad, beautiful story featuring our dear princess of the night and our own favorite classical musician. The review of All the Stars in the Sky, after the break.


(When the time comes, the chance must be taken. We may find rejection, we may find love, but both are always better than wondering what could have been)

The Description:
Every month, Octavia plays privately for Princess Luna as she paints the night sky. Each time, Octavia feels that familiar feeling, one she's rarely ever felt before. Now she has decided that it is time to announce these feelings. However, she has a secret, one she has kept for longer than she can remember. But surely the Princess of the Night would be able to understand her own creation, right?

The Story:
After Luna creates a stunning night, as she usually does, to the musical accompaniment of Octavia the cellist, Octavia complements her work, accidentally letting slip a comment from her subconscious. She berates herself over it later as she runs over her diary. The next morning, Luna gets news that a secret search of hers has failed, and while returning seems to hold Octavia in very high esteem to Celestia, very glad to have Octavia playing that evening at dinner. Time passes, and both Luna and Octavia have something they need to say, though they avoid it awkwardly. However, the issue forces itself as time becomes scarce, leading to the revelation of more than a few secrets.

I know this is vague, but to say much more would cause many spoilers, and this story is one that must not be ruined.

The Characters:
Princess Luna and Octavia are the main characters, with a casual Princess Celestia in a supporting role and numerous memorable cameos abound. Both Luna and Octavia are lovable, just a little awkward and very shy. Luna's awkwardness comes from her recent return to Equestria, still being new to things despite her time back. Octavia's, on the other hoof, comes from her infinite poise, like that of the most beautiful statue, causing her emotions to be almost stunted by comparison. She also has the difficulty of a voice in the back of her head, constantly berating her every action and urging her further. It is nearly a character all its own, causing her much of the story's troubles.

Execution:
A few misplaced words and the occasional minor typo, not poorly done, but causing just the slightest of snags in the smooth velvet of the storyline. So much of this was flawless, just perfectly done... What's a few typos to that?

Enjoyable?:
I will tell you the truth: this story almost made me cry. This is coming from someone who finished My Little Dashie annoyed rather than bawling. It is just... amazing. Extremely well written and stellar in every detail. There is just one odd moment thanks to an almost absurd revelation, but even that wasn't out of place. It became natural, and beautiful, seamlessly adding to the tale. I avoid most sad stories, because a) I don't want to be sad and b) they are normally very poorly done in my opinion, but this is truly the exception to that rule.

In Conclusion:
 A touching tale of music and love, this is a story everyone should read. It is an outstanding, deserving of much more attention than it has. Make some time and put this right to the top of your 'to read' list. It is worth it. ~Medicshy Approved!

The Link:

And that is all for this one, my friends. I am very sorry for the delay, life got rather busy there, I fell into a slump, and the site suffered greatly because of it. But for those faithful that stuck with us, we are eternally grateful. I shall do my best to return to my weekly schedule from here, though your suggestions on what we should look at always help!

Have a wonderful day everypony! Hope you enjoy the Olympics! GO [insert your country here]!

Your heartfelt writer,
~Medicshy

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