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Ponies by Kij Johnson
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Dec 31, 11

bookshelves: 2011
Read on December 31, 2011

Read it here. It's short and free.

Seriously. Um... how is one supposed to rate this story?

I'd recommend this for stupid people. But then again, they probably wouldn't understand the social commentary.

So I didn't like it. Because how can you like it? But I don't want to give it one star because it was very good. It wasn't perfect - it's hard to make a short story perfect - but it is still damn good. A great idea executed in a very fine way. The writing was fine as well, no issues there.

But still, how do I rate this damn thing?

It didn't speak to me personally because I've never been one for peer pressure. I'd rather run away with my talking unicorn/pegasus than turn it into an ordinary pony. How someone can do that to an intelligent talking animal is beyond me. Isn't that how Planet of the Apes started? Treating an intelligent creature like a stupid one.

So yeah. For the sake of neutrality because I didn't like it but it's very good, this baby story gets a three.
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