; adequate. The prose itself is neither beige nor purple, though it does go on a lot of weird tangents at times. I'd say "inoffensive" is the best word here. The writing isn't terrible or off-putting by any means, but it isn't usually gripping either. It doesn't get in the way of the story, but it fails to enhance it.
; the plots are interesting, but long-winded. The author(s) doesn't seem to know whether they want to write stand-alone stories or interwoven arcs and this gives everything
a very choppy feeling. I have no issue with scale, but the synergy between stories varies wildly, and this is not okay for a 'verse. This is what broke immersion so consistently for me.
; excusing the constant overuse of OC Stand In
, the characterization is decent. Most ponies have a defined personality, and character development does occur on a regular, believable basis.
;I know it's a Love It Or Hate It
work (as other reviews show), but I just can't summon anything besides ambivalence towards it—some parts are good, other are bad, and it all evens out to an unimpressive body of work. It did not grab me, it did not push me away. I've always said that popularity doesn't imply quality, and the Lunaverse is a prime example of that.
NOTE: I have only read ~3 stories from the 'verse (and it was the first chapter of Crisis on Two Equestrias
that really cemented my opinion), but if you can't hook a reader with 3 stories, then there is something amiss. I have not read stories from every canon author, but the point of a shared verse is consistency, and I saw enough of that among the stories I read that one author being better/worse than the others does not (and shouldn't) fully explain the situation.
: The stories, collectively, are not bad by any measure, but the inconsistent pacing and lackluster prose prevented me from enjoying them. Not bad, but it could be better