Apple Whine-written by Ringcaat

 

“But surely, darling, you realize that at least the pursuit of fairness must be at the heart of any just society!”

“Mah granny used to tell me that if life were fair, the skeeters’d sit still so as we could take a turn bitin’ them.”

“Goodness! A.J., who in Equestria would want to bite a mosquito?!””Mah point exactly. You don’t wanna live in a fair world, Rarity. It’d be disgusting.”

 

 

 

Yes, I am reviewing fanfiction.

This is a pretty crazy story, all about whether or not the others should let Pinkie Pie drink whiskey or not. Rarity comes up with a pretty noble idea, insisting that she be included in the ban if Pinkie is not allowed to drink alcohol. But then she makes it hilarious when Pinkie said that it won’t be the same if she only said she won’t drink, but had to ask for it and be denied. This led to some of the funniest lines from Rarity I had ever had the pleasure of reading. The standoff between Rarity and Twilight Sparkle was funny. But it was the standoff between Rarity and Applejack that made it truly unforgettable. The twist at the end was pretty chuckle-worthy too.

This story is more adult than I expected, but it was nowhere as creepy as some fans take it and the whole story itself was hilarious. Even Big Mac shows up and has some wonderful lines and characterization. I might go back just to read his stuff again. All in all, I give it a worth reading and hope you give it a quick glance.

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A Brony Confession

I honestly didn’t think I could fall so hard, so fast in love with something like this. I watched My Little Pony as a kid. The second generation, I think. And hated hated HATED it!! So when I dared myself to watch a reaction video of the pilot episode of the first season of MLP Friendship is Magic, I was really planning to watch to see the reactor tear it to itty bitty pieces. I can be a little mean that way sometimes. Imagine my shocked amazement when I fell in love with it by episode 3!!! LOVE IT!!!! And what is even more amazing? I am finding all kinds of spiritual insights in it!!
Take the following about what you might be able to learn from the struggles of the Mane Six. (Yes, I found out that is a common term for the main characters that the fanbase gave them)
 
Need to learn to be brave and stand up for your beliefs and maybe stop being a people-pleasing doormat, or to be kinder and more forgiving? Pay serious attention to Fluttershy!!
 
Need to learn to think before you speak, to perhaps rein in a brash impulsive, self-serving nature, or maybe learn to dive headfirst into adventure, and take pride in what you are good at Rainbow Dash is your guide.
 
Or…perhaps your self-serving in another way? Using gifts to buy your way to people loving you, or obsess about your problems, needs, looks or popularity, or maybe you need to learn how to give generously of your time, money, and maybe even hair to make another’s life better. Maybe even more beautiful? Or learn that you can be strong, while still being beautiful, lady-like…..or gentlemanly as you lean, and still be a strong light for Christ, that would be pointed out by Rarity.
 
Maybe you don’t see any value in friends, think you can be happily buried in your work, books or hobbies, and don’t need people to make your life complete? Or conversely, you need to learn about the value of study, introspection and the value of an organized life, let Twilight Sparkle be your guiding star.
 
Maybe you are a workaholic, too stubborn to take advice or help? Honest almost to a fault? Overprotective, even a touch smothering at times? Or need to see the value of hard work, honesty, and being reliable? Or maybe need to remember why family is important? Make Applejack the apple of your eye.
 
Lastly, are you unfocused, spastic, seek fun at the cost of more important things, obsess over how people see you, and avoid ‘bad’ feelings and serious situations like an icky mess on the road, or perversely you need to learn how to see the bright side of life, the value of friends and joy, and selflessly seek to make others, especially your friends, happy and smiling? Maybe learn how to laugh at yourself or something that scares you? Then bounce along with Pinkie Pie!!!
 
I hope this gives you food for thought from an unlikely source and inspire you. In truth, the biggest lesson of this show is that friendship really is magical. Alone, we will most-likely drown in our character weakness, and never even know it is happening. But “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17.
Which is why we need our friends. To guide us toward godliness, lift us up from our stinky thinking, and even discipline each other to drive sin away.
 
Lastly, I love all of you. And hope my “Pinkie Pie-Applejack nature” can make you smile!!! Let me know which one or ones you relate with best! Or point out what pony reminds you most of a friend of yours!! Anything goes!
 
Yikes, this is way too long! Still, if you read to the end, bless you for it! And if you like what I was written, let me know! If you think it needs work, again let me know! I want to perfect my writing skills after all!!! And if you just want to share a thought, please do!! Comments make me smile!!!!!!! And Have a SUPER DUPER AWESOME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rejoice In Repentence Sermon

This is the first sermon archived in my church’s homepage, Blue Ridge Church of Christ. It is the introduction of How We Mature featuring James. Enjoy. Even as I am writing this, I am re-listening to the sermon. And I like it. I like reviewing what was taught before and refreshing my memory of what was taught in this or that sermon.

 

On a personal note, I am sorry for the lack of substance in my posts today. I am not feeling my best, and work is such that I can’t call in sick. So I’ll probably be even more tired and blah tomorrow. But hopefully, I will have something interesting for Brony Week at least! Maybe something else. And I found out that smiling even when you absolutely don’t feel like it, make you feel a little happier despite yourself.

So, have an AWESOME DAY!!

What happens when you isolate yourself from the Church? It doesn’t end well….Sin and strange ideas thrive with too much isolation and resentment….🤪 Sometimes the craziest ideas take root when you think you are your best spiritual self, and you have no idea. And sometimes that little bit of resentment you have against a brother or sister turns into something huge and monstrous.
Or if you visit a friend who been missing from Church for a while and see them…..well, struggling. The reaction…it is so real!😱
Have the courage to confront sin head on. And the one that is being disciplined🤔, have the humility to listen and take the advice…and sometimes the shove back to sanity…..to heart!💖

 

Or am I the only one that thinks this?

 

A Head’s Up

Well, I was going to watch My Little Pony The Movie today, and start Sunday with a review! Well, waking up with a migraine put that to bed, both literally and figuratively. So I would have to postpone the plan. But I will watch it by Wednesday at the very latest and will write a review no later than Thursday.

On a personal note, I am really glad right now that I said I would start tomorrow and not today. I will try to write something today to post tomorrow. But with this migraine…well, I’ll see what I can do.

Announcement!!

I am happy to announce that next week, starting Sunday, there is going to be a theme to my posts!! That’s right, I am taking a chapter from the Nostalgia Critic here.

Next week will be…….:: Drum roll::

BRONY WEEK!!!!

 

What is a Brony? Well, it is one of the two names for fans of MY Little Pony Friendship is Magic, of which I recently became a member. So expect video posts, essays, reviews and character profiles all week long!! Ooh, I am so excited!!

Remember, Sun-Sat is officially Brony WEEK!!!!!! Heh. Your welcome.

 

Let me know what you think about themed weeks and this themed week in particular. Do you have any theme ideas for next time? Would you like them to continue at all? Let me know on facebook, youtube, twitter or e-mail me at greymountain37@gmail.com

a few Youtube selections

Here is a new (to me) Vlogger who is now participating in VEDS. That is vlogging, or videos every day in September. And here he is talking about a topic near and dear to my heart. Jeffery Guion with the channel, Jeffery Guion. ^_^

 

 

Another VEDS vlogger, and in fact the only one that did VEDS every year since its beginning, posted about the podcast he and Mat Guion make. Check it out. It is fun.

 

Lastly, I put up a song that really resonated with me. Yeah, I had to deal with this kind of thing. And being this random. Also, it is a fun song, that ends on a surprisingly triumphant not. Oh, and I love those deep notes. 😛

 

An Awkward Post

Well, I had obviously not been following my schedule like I planned. I am sorry. I had a lot of things going wrong this summer, including a heat wave! Heat waves are evil. I found out that when temperatures go past a certain point, my brain goes into hibernation. This made me sad. Nothing creative came out of my brain in the last two month. But on the up side, I been reading on a fairly steady clip, so as soon as I settle down to the task, I should have plenty of reviews, and finished the first season to a theme I wanted to review for this month! YAY!!! So…kinda productive??

Anyway, I will most likely get back in gear this Thursday/Wednesday. Expect a post no later than then, and have an awesome day!

What to expect in july

Working schedule for my blog

Mondays will be movie reviews, and possibly a personal news blog. Might also do a quick show review.

Tuesdays will be sharing my personal writing in the form of excerpts and poems and flash fiction, as well as the sharing of fanfiction.

Wednesdays will be book reviews, and/or book news

Thursdays will be the one day of the week that won’t have a new blog post. But will possibly when I get them organized and ready for posting

Fridays will be youtube reviews and book reviews

Saturday will be essays, book reviews/news and a post of one of my ‘living like a…” Chapters

Sundays would be posting a review on sermons, and posting links to sermons, and books reviews. And overview of the last week, and an outlook of what could be expected in the week to come. Maybe poems shared.

A Morning Routine

Hello again. This was another flash fiction attempt from Writing.com. This one actually won the contest for that day! I forgot if it was because of a really low turnout, or if it was good enough. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this flash fiction from 2010!

 

The bird balanced delicately on the barb wire fence, his clawed feet holding him in place as delicately as a lover’s embrace. He sang as if his heart would burst, regardless of snow or cold or even his own drab brown color. A mouse had been by sometime in the night. Its tiny footprints were imprinted in the snow near the fence. Brian only hoped there were no owls floating about that night.

He looked around again, and sighed. Then he made his way to the barn, slowly and painfully. He used to care for such things. But now…now it seemed silly. Besides, he had something to do other than stare at mouse tracks. He made his way to the back of the barn, and looked around as though he lost something. Then, with a grunt, he bent down, and placed the flowers on the small mount in the snow. A small stone rested there. It read “Rose Edgewood, 1910-2008”.

“It ain’t apple, but ya know they ain’t n bloom yet, Rosy.” He grumbled, straightening up again and shoving his hands in his pockets. “But I guessed what with the season and all, that holly’ll make you happy nough. Christmas was right nice, with the kids coming in and all. Mary is specting in the spring. And John’s thinking of coming back to help with things.”

He spend ten more minutes talking to his wife. Then he went to do the chores, with a lighter step and a hopeful look in his eye. His morning ritual was over, and his day went on. Mouse tracks and bird’s songs did have a place in his day again.