My Little Po-Mo Volume 3 is coming!

My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Three and Derivative Works is on its way! Content is now completely finalized, it’s fully formatted for print version, and I’m working on formatting for e-book. The cover designer is working her magic, things are humming along. I’m hoping to have it available for purchase by Black Friday, but I’ve learned never to guarantee a release date.

Have the TOC:

  • Dear Princess Celestia… (Introduction) – Fully rewritten from the one used in past books!
  • I’ve finally figured out why you’re having so much trouble being liked! (The Crystal Empire) – with expanded coverage of Sombra as a Shadow archetype to several characters!
  • Maybe something less over-the-top and not so super-hyper (Too Many Pinkie Pies)
  • I’ll be embarrassed, shamed, disgraced, mortified, humiliated… (One Bad Apple)
  • You will never have the amazing, show-stopping ability (Magic Duel)
  • Actually, Twilight Sparkle, I’m the main singer tonight (Sleepless in Ponyville)
  • The Wonderbolts will never let a loser like me join! (Wonderbolts Academy) – revised to examine the ways Lightning Dust pushes Rainbow Dash to be better!
  • Now hold on, everypony. We’ve done our best to improve supply this year. (Apple Family Reunion)
  • That’s future Spike’s problem (Spike at Your Service) – revised to be hard on Spike as opposed to brutally unfair!
  • Sometimes it can be hard for a shy pony like me to stand up for myself (Keep Calm and Flutter On)
  • SPIKE WANT! (Just for Sidekicks) – see “Spike at Your Service”!
  • I’m bored. (Games Ponies Play)
  • Princess Celestia Is Best Pony
  • I don’t know when she changed, but she changed! (Magical Mystery Cure) – revised to make at least 20% more sense!
  • I wonder where I’m going now/What my role is meant to be/I don’t know how to travel/To a future I can’t see (Magical Mystery Cure)
  • Alchemical Fandom: A Case Study in Doctor Whooves – revised from my guest post on TARDIS Eruditorum for a pony audience rather than a Doctor Who audience
  • Last Survivor of Gallopfrey (Time Lords and Terror)
  • Save Derpy (Doctor Whooves and Assistant)
  • Fire the Orbital Friendship Beam (Double Rainboom)
  • [Pony] Is My Waifu (Snowdrop)
  • Welcome to the Herd (Friendship Is Dragons) – revised with more arcs of the comic, more coverage of the development of the campaign comic genre, and more accurate history of tabletop RPGs!
  • Confound These Ponies (Friendship Is Witchcraft)
  • Haters Gonna Hate (My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season One) – completely replaced with a piece by my editor about what a POS that first volume was before he got his hands on it!
  • The Glorious Lunar Republic (The Lunaverse, Season One)
  • Princesses as Celebrities in Equestria
  • Mods Are Asleep (The Return of Queen Chrysalis Part 1-4)
  • To the Mooooooooooooooon! (Nightmare Rarity, Parts 1-4)
  • Big McIntosh is Best Pony
  • Hit Its Weak Point for Massive Damage (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Volumes 3 and 4)
  • Solar Empire (Reflections) – Book-exclusive coverage of comic issues 17-20!
  • Hate Detected (Turnabout Storm)
  • Ponify Everything! (My Litle Investigations Case 1: True Blue Scootaloo)
  • Get Equipped With Magic (Mega Pony)
  • My Favorite Background Pony Is Applejack (Background Pony) – heavily revised to be more analytical and less caustic
  • Glorious Pegasus Master Race (Rainbow Factory) – also heavily revised for expanded discussion of the theory of the grotesque
  • Apples and Apple Accessories (Ask Jappleack/Pony.mov) – Book exclusive!
  • RIP Golden Oak Library (The Elements of Harmony)
  • From a feminist perspective, has MLP:FIM changed the world? – significantly expanded!
  • Gak (Equestria Girls) – expanded to discuss the theme of mirrors and the parallels between Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer
  • I Watch It For the Plot (Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks) – Book exclusive!
  • …Today I Learned…

ETA: Corrected what “Glorious Pegasus Master Race” is about–I had the wrong fic listed originally.

3 thoughts on “My Little Po-Mo Volume 3 is coming!

  1. If you promise not to share it (updated content being the main selling point!) I’ll send you that chapter once the book is released. (There’s precedent, I sent Mark the chapter of vol. 2 that I interviewed him for, and I have a stripped down just-the-fandom-studies version that I have sent to researchers and journalists that asked for help.)

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