Let's take a look at Prince Blueblood's situation through this lens.
Blueblood, for reasons yet unknown, finds himself reliving the same day over and over. How might he react?>Denial
Obviously, this situation is impossible. A person doesn't just live the same day over and over again, so this can't be happening. This is either a trick, or there is something crucial that Blueblood is not understanding. The people around Bill Murray think he's a pretty weird guy, the way he keeps going around saying crazy things like "didn't we do this yesterday?" and "what kind of trick are you trying to pull on me?">Anger
After a few loops, as the reality of his situation becomes apparent, Blueblood begins to lash out at the world around him. As I recall, Bill Murray's character in GHD went through a similar period, where he was just doing wacky shit because he knew it wouldn't matter the next day.>Bargaining
This would probably be the period where Blueblood calms down and realizes that mindlessly fucking with the world around him over and over isn't going to fix anything. He begins looking at it as some kind of puzzle that needs to be solved. Surely there must be some reason
this is happening. There must be something he can do, some sin he can atone for or some deed that he can accomplish, and if he can just figure out what it is, then whatever force is imprisoning him will set him free.>Depression
At this point, Blueblood has concluded that the time loop is both real and inescapable; he has no further delusions about being able to "break" the loop through some specific action on his part. The realization that he is doomed to endlessly repeat the same day over and over and over sinks in completely, and he despairs.>Acceptance
Having made his peace with his situation, Blueblood has now attained a sort of zen state. He is no longer attempting to control his destiny or escape the loop; he accepts the situation for what it is, and it no longer bothers him. In the Bargaining state, he likely ascertained that the time loop might be some sort of divine punishment for his selfish behavior, and was probably trying to do good deeds in the hope that it would free him from the loop. However, since he was performing these acts cynically with a self-serving goal, it didn't work. However, now, he has given up on the idea of freeing himself from the loop, and is simply changing himself out of a genuine desire to change. Bill Murray wins over Andie MacDowell not because he desires her or because he wants the time loop to end, he has simply grown to love her on his own, and she sees and accepts this. By giving up on solving the puzzle, he has managed to solve the puzzle. He is now released from the loop.
This is more or less how I remember Bill Murray's character progressing in GHD. First he doesn't believe that it's happening, then he starts doing crazy stuff, then he shifts focus and begins trying to win over Andie MacDowell's character by cynically manipulating her using his knowledge of events. He eventually becomes depressed, trying to repeatedly kill himself in a number of hilarious ways. Ultimately, he comes to terms with the situation as it is, and at this point his focus shifts from trying to escape to trying to help people in the town. He is eventually able to win Andie MacDowell's genuine affection, and at this point fate releases him from the time loop.
It's a little early to judge how closely this author intends to follow this model. However, I think one thing that feels off is that Blueblood seems to have jumped the gun on "acceptance." After only a single repeat, he seems to have concluded: "welp, I'm in a time loop; what should I do about it?" In any case, though, let's keep reading and see what happens.
Page break. Blueblood has requested a private audience with Celestia, and confides in her that he is living the same day over and over. Unsurprisingly, she doesn't believe him, and he is unable to convince her. She recommends that he see her personal physician. There is a second page break, and BB is told by the physician that there is nothing wrong with him. After a third page break, he is being examined by some sort of magic specialist, who again assures him that there is nothing wrong. The specialist asks if he wouldn't rather be attending the Gala, and Blueblood tells him where he can stick it.
Another page break. Blueblood awakens to the sound of Equestria Girls by Sapphire Shores on his clock radio incidentally, are clock radios a thing in MLP? It's not really an issue as long as the author maintains a consistent setting, but I'm curious if it's a detail that occurred to him. I know they have phonographs, but I'm not sure if anything like radio broadcasts canonically exist
He summons his servants as usual, but this time he decides to try talking to them a little. He asks them their names, and learns that they are called Light Touch and Sandy. Sandy doesn't talk much; it's not clear if she's mute or just shy.
Page break. Fast forward to the Gala, which he has decided to attend tonight. Whatever negative impression the mystery mare he keeps mentioning might have made on him during his first Gala experience, he seems inclined to try interacting with her again tonight. We still don't have a name for her, however.>She look the part.
the part. I haven't made a big deal out of it, but I've noticed a couple of minor errors like this here and there. For the most part the author's mechanics seem pretty good, so I'm assuming these are mostly typos. Everyone makes mistakes, so it's not really on the author; however, it reflects rather poorly on his editor.
BB observes Twilight Sparkle hanging around Celestia, and wonders cynically if she's hoping to achieve some kind of status boost by doing this. He then turns his attention to the mystery mare, and we finally get a name for her - Rarity.