Originally posted to the Vault on 9/7/2012.
Following a theme from the second-to-last Vault entry, today we take a unique look at what it must be like for a nigh-immortal being to live through innumerable sunsets.
[Tragedy] • 3,900 words
After a very stressful day visiting her prized student in Ponyville, Princess Celestia is left alone to contemplate and watch the sunset. From an outsider's perspective, she has everything she could ever want. But has she ever really had anything at all?
Hit the break for a chat with TheBandBrony, and links to Moments Worth Sharing out on the ponynet - and don't forget to grab your very own ebook over at the Downloads page!Read More
Originally posted to the Vault on 8/24/12.
It's an odd combination, this - a background character and a human, trapped alone on a deserted isle. Who'll crack first, the pony or the man?
[Human Crossover] • 5,000 words
A disaster at sea strands Caramel on an island with one other survivor: a human immigrant. They agree to work together, but Caramel's new friend may not be as benevolent as he seems.
Hit the break for a cheerful chat with Horse Voice, and links to The Savage Way out on the ponynet. Don't forget to grab a copy in your preferred ebook format over at the Vault's Downloads page!Read More
How to: 3 in 1 · 5:14am
Originally posted to the Vault on 8/31/12.
This is a golden oldie, originally published way back in April of last year. It's interesting to think about how a species that can live for hundreds or thousands of years must become accustomed to loss - by any useful measure, dragons might as well be immortal.
[Tragedy] • 3,400 words
A grown-up Spike looks back on his life and on those who are no longer with him as the anniversary of a dear friend's death rolls around. Will he be able to deal with his grief and put the past behind him? Or will he need the help of someone even older?
Hit the break for a chat with Larathin, and links to A Summer Twilight all over the ponynet. (It's even been adapted into a comic.) And you can check out the Downloads page for your very own ebook copy!Read More
Reviews: Round 1 · 3:18am
As we all know, Fimfiction.net is a huge repository of stories. So huge, in fact, that at over 60k stories, it is a true hurdle and almost impossible to really find the good stories that get lost in the long queues, and trash, that gets posted along with them.
In an effort to correct this, Seattle_Lite proposed the creation of a group of reviewers that would endeavor to fish these ‘lost treasures’ out of the archives and give an honest opinion about them, with the purpose of sharing them with all and giving them a fair chance. These reviewers were found to be as objective and professional as we could find. Individuals with the honest mission of searching for stories without our direction or influence. We call them: Seattle's Angels.
The stories themselves all have their home within Fimfiction.net, have NOT been on the Featured Box for at least the last 3 months, and have never been showcased in EqD.
The reason for this goes back to the ‘fair chance,’ since not all good stories make it there. A certain amount of quality-check is required, of course—all reviewers have to agree that each story deserves to be showcased in this manner, and will entertain you with their brief impressions on why each story deserves this spotlight.
Our only involvement, as staff members of Fimfiction.net, besides putting the team together, is to post the reviews on the front page. The reviewers have the first and last word on the fics chosen, and we trust their judgement and objectivity to show through and encourage people to give the stories a chance.
Originally posted at the Vault on 8/17/12.
There's always something new to look forward to, waiting just around the corner.
[Slice-of-Life] • 3,500 words
I've always wanted a cloud... and now the day is finally here.
Hit the break for a chat with Church, and links to Who Makes the Wind Blow? out and about on the ponynet. Of course, you could always grab a copy of your own over at the Vault's Downloads page... um, if that's okay with you, that is.Read More
Originally posted to the Vault on 8/3/12.
The Octavia-Vinyl pairing has been done, as the saying goes, to death. Today's Vault entry is a refreshing take on the subgenre, from the outside looking in.
[Shipping][Tragedy] • 12,700 words
Stoic. Calm. Unflappable. And above all, Professional. These are attributes that the pianist Frederic Horseshoepin likes to pride himself on.
But sometimes it's difficult to stay professional. Frederic finds it difficult to maintain a veneer of stoicism when he has to deal with his own feelings. What can he do when he's in love with a mare that he cannot hope to have?
Hit the break for a chat with BillyColt, and links to This Nearly Was Mine out around the ponynet. There's ebooks, too, you know, over at the Downloads page!Read More
Originally posted to the Vault on 7/27/12.
A short-but-sweet piece of innocent friendshipping. Do you remember what it was like to be young, to go off and have adventures with your friends? No? Maybe this will help remind you.
[Slice-of-Life] • 2,600 words
Pipsqueak and Dinky are good friends playing together in the forest when they make a discovery.
Hit the break for an interview with DawnFade, and links to Pirates for a Day all around the ponynet. Don't forget to grab yourself an ebook or two over at the Vault's Downloads page!Read More
[Interview] Josh Meihaus's My Maker · 1:37am
Originally posted to the Vault on 7/20/12.
Stories like this are the reason fan fiction exists, in my opinion. A "character" who got, what, five minutes of screentime (and is in fact an inanimate object) is imbued with a personality, motivation, backstory... it's pretty impressive, the depths fanfic authors plumb.
[Tragedy] • 7,800 words
Everyone has an imaginary friend growing up: a stuffed animal, a companion to guard us when the monsters come knocking and the like. We know them and love them; they mean everything to us. But have we ever stopped to ask what we mean to them?
Hit the break for an interview with Josh, and links to My Maker out on the ponynet. Don't forget you very own ebook copy, available over at the Vault's Downloads page!Read More