I'm impressed at how smoothly she avoided answering most of the MLP-related questions.
JDR has her own ideas about the show's setting and she gets downright crazy about it. So much so that she wrote this entire story to rationalize why it differs from her own headcanon.
I think that the score of 3.1 makes this the lowest rated story to ever be tagged as a "Star-5".
Is four to five stars really a "proper average"?
So it's a Pip-Buck, minus the "-Buck" and with one letter of the acronym changed.