Welcome fillies and gentlecolts to Stories Back from the Read 2013! We are honored to bring you this exciting contest featuring the amazing works of four spectacular authors. Before anything though, the post below contains the contestants of this year's contest, details dealing with the voting process, and last but not least, an important announcement regarding the winner. So without further ado....
With excellent scene visualization and plot, JawJoe's Twilight Sparkle: Night Shift is an imaginative horror/adventure that fans of the genre are bound to enjoy. The freak-of-the-week combined with an engaging overall arc style of the plot line is done brilliantly. World building is done just as well as it picks up where the My Little Pony Season Two finale left off. It doesn't interrupt the story by giving you a long and boring history lesson and instead ties in with the story progression, driving things along excellently. Overall, Twilight Sparkle: Night Shift is a well done story and is well deserving of its 7.5 out of 10 here on Problematic Reviews.
Twilight Sparkle: Night Shift received a score of: 7.5 out of 10 - Solid
Nominated for outstanding dialogue and characterization of the Mane 6, theswimminbrony's Your Beutifull steals the show when it comes to shipfics. Its comedic plot line keeps the story progressing without a dull moment with some good humor from the situation and dialogue. Dialogue is beautifully done and feels smooth and organic. The main cast doesn't fall out of character and do so without exaggerating their personalities. Your Beutifull is well deserving of its 7.8 out of 10 here on Problematic Reviews.
Your Beutifull received a score of: 7.8 out of 10 - Definitely Recommended
RavensDagger's epic adventure involving menacing villains, vast empires and an ambitious rebellion, Of Steam Gears and Wings is no less superb than it is fineness in its execution. The characterization of the Cutie Mark Crusaders and the other original cast members is excellent and is backed by solid dialogue that flows beautifully. I greatly enjoyed Of Steam Gears and Wings and believe it is well deserving of its 8.2 out of 10 here on Problematic Reviews.
Of Steam Gears and Wings received a score of: 8.2 out of 10 - Excellent
Last but definitely not least is the beautifully done Freeze Frame by the talented ToixStory. The cast of original characters is magnificently crafted with Grapevine and Minty Flower leading a dramatic performance that rocked the stage throughout the character-driven episodic plot line. The dialogue is superb as it reflects the characters with fineness and excellence. Freeze Frame steals the show with one of the highest scores here on Problematic Review ever to be given.
Freeze Frame received a score of: 9 out of 10 - Outstanding
I know, I know. By now you're like "I don't care want you think! Let me show the world my favorite!" No need to foam at the mouth my friends: polls open this weekend on Saturday November 9th! You are allowed to vote once every twenty-four hours if you wish to do so. Polls close Friday November 15th and the winner is announced the following day. Just click here to go to the voting page. We can't wait to see you there!
The Winner Interviews airs soon after the winner is announced and is hosted by none other than Equestria Daily pre-reader, Amacita! The talented Amacita conducts some truly marvelous interviews with the authors; discussing characters and the inspiration and message of the story. Go check out some of the interviews on his/her page here and stay tuned for the voting and winner here on Problematic Reviews.
This has been Admujica and the Foal Free Network. Thanks for reading and we'll see you November 9th!
Admujica FiM Fiction Reviews Writer & Program Manager
amacita Host of Stories Back from the Read: the Winner Interviews
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Featuring the Works of ToixStory, RavensDagger, theswimminbrony, & JawJoe
Freeze Frame by ToixStory
Of Steam Gears and Wings by RavensDagger
Your Beutifull by theswimminbrony
Twilight Sparkle: Night Shift by JawJoe
Special Thanks to Canterlot's Finest, the authors, amacita, and readers like you.