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Capn_Chryssalid

Joined March 2012
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A groovy mystery, gang.

Sequels

  • This Platinum Crown
    Only one mare can claim the Platinum Crown of Canterlot.

    783,698 words · 20,614 views · 1,332 likes · 48 dislikes

Stories (6)

  • The Best Night Ever
    Grand Galloping Gala meets Groundhog Day time-loop

    53,935 words · 31,793 views · 3,406 likes · 48 dislikes
  • Eros Dreaming
    For amusement's sake: crack pairings never before done!
    23,354 words · 13,071 views · 863 likes · 15 dislikes
  • This Platinum Crown
    Only one mare can claim the Platinum Crown of Canterlot.
    783,698 words · 20,614 views · 1,332 likes · 48 dislikes
  • World of Ponycraft
    MLP meets World of Warcraft ... the MMO. Forget Worgen. Alliance has Ponies.
    152,446 words · 4,797 views · 294 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Rainbow Dash versus The Marewich
    1,941 words · 556 views · 52 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Voyage to the Center of the Shipfic Folder
    12,753 words · 358 views · 37 likes · 1 dislikes

Blog Posts (9)


Prince Blueblood thought the Grand Galloping Gala was over. He thought he could just go to sleep and put it behind him. He never expected to be reliving the same disaster of a day, over and over... and over.

TV tropes page here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/TheBestNightEver

Thanks to all the people who wrote the page and all the people who gave me a little wakeup call and comment to become aware of that fact! You can't see it, but you guys put a real smile on my face tonight.

Also, recently, extra thanks to RD Dash for giving TBNE a thorough editing. I've updated the fic accordingly (7.11.12)

First Published
30th Mar 2012
Last Modified
30th Mar 2012

Comments ( 533 )

#1 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Just out of curiosity.. Was this on Equestria Daily?

I remember reading this a few months ago....

Otherwise, awesome story!

#2 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · 39 · ·

I think he's a vampire.  His name is Blueblood, he acts all better than everyone else, at the Gala he couldn't eat or cross water, and all the mares think he's extraordinarily good looking.

Luckily Rarity has a built-in stake.

#3 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Ah, you've finally put it up here! One of the greatest things I've ever read. Kept me absolutely riveted the whole way through.

#4 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

This is one of my favourite fics. It's one of the few that I recommend. Thank you!!!

#5 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Probably the Funniest Pony Fic i have ever read.  Great to see it on here. It is a travesty this does not have a TVTropes page (hint, hint)

#6 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

>>384897

You do know that "Blueblood" implies pure royal heritage, right?

#7 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

>>385028

This is why I don't write humor.  Nobody thinks my jokes are funny.

#8 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

>>385031

That was rather hard to identify as humor. Most Internet humor is. Sorry about that.

Ezn
#9 · Chapter 1 · 126w, 3d ago · 8 · ·

I've been meaning to read this story for ages. So I finally started now that you've uploaded it here, and I've gotta say it's good stuff. Loved Groundhog Day and I really think that the concept fits in well with the Gala. In other words, I am enjoying this, you did a good job, and you should feel good.

This story could use a proofread, though. Maybe I'll comb through and PM you some typos later, if I get the time. Irritatingly, you've got a lot of mismatched indents.

And I could do without the massive author's note at the top. It's kinda off-putting (really, notes in general are better suited to the end of the story, or better the comments, or better your user blog). Although I suppose that's just a matter of personal preference and a side-effect of only really reading MLP fanfiction on Equestria Daily.

She introduced herself, her childlike glee for the Wonderbolts dissipating a bit as she reached out to shake his hand.

Freaky mutant pony!

the family tradition of epic trolling

"epic trolling"? Really? That kinda took me out of the story for a moment.

#10 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Aha, I was hoping you'd bring this here!

Excellent story, really tugged at the ol' heartstrings. Will you be bringing the sequel story here, too? I just started reading it on FFnet but this site is easier on the eyes. :eeyup:

#11 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

>>385106

I spent quite some time last night trying to fix the mismatched indent issue. No matter what and how I imprted the file from googledocs, it came out with that problem. I considered searching out a 3rd party html/doc -> GG-code converter, but ultimately just chalked it up to wonky formatting. I am curious if other authors have this problem, too. And really, tsk-tsk-tsk, still finding the occasional error? After being combed over by so many people, and have made so many little corrections over the months, there's still mistakes? This may be because I had to upload new chapters rather than the ones on googledocs which have seen the most direct revision (I couldn't import the originals for some reason).

>> to most everyone in general

Yes, I've only recently set up this FIMfiction account and all. I haven't even linked it to my EQD story pages yet. Quite a few people have contacted me in the past expressing a preference for FIMfiction over FFN or even googledocs. I finally decided to do something about it and join up.

Ezn
#12 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

>>385165

On indentation:

It's likely to do with the way FIMfiction justifies text and the way you've used tabs to indent. The best way to fix it would be to (in the GDoc) remove all of the tabs with a find and replace and then select all the text and use the ruler to indent the text in the proper way (just drag the little rectangle on the left-hand side of the ruler as far as you want your indents to go).

FIMfic is pretty much the best site for fics right now. I've always hated Fanfiction.net, and have recently switched my preference to this site from Google Docs because of its HTML/EPUB download features. Knighty's done a great job.

#13 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

that was a very nice story. i'm glad that it turn out all right in the end and rarity got her man. :twilightsmile: maybe for now on that prince will be nice to her ^^

#14 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Welcome, my friend. Thank you for posting the best story ever here! :raritystarry:

#15 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Very glad to see this here.  Simply put, this is an excellently written story.  It stays true to Groundhog Day, yet it doesn't feel at all like a cut-and-paste crossover.  It's been several months since I originally read this, but I think I'll find the time to do it again.  Anyway, kudos to you for writing this, it's one of my favorite stories out there.

#16 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>385106

Perhaps my favorite thing about this story is that the narration doesn't take itself too seriously. One of the hardest things to do as a writer is to remember to have fun - this story, better than ANY other MLP fanfiction, walks the line between telling an amazing story and having an absolute blast at poking fun at itself, the genre, the quirks of the tv show, and the fandom. I sincerely believe that this story is in a class by itself - no other pony fic has ever made me smile, laugh, empathize, roll my eyes, and eventually feel good about life like The Best Night Ever. It's not even that the author used one of the great American film classics as a template - he both translated "Groundhog's Day" and transcended it in writing this. That's why this is the Best Fic Ever! :raritywink:

#17 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

:pinkiehappy: SO MUCH WIN, WELL DONE!

#18 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Wait - have I read this story before?

I was just reading it last night...

Oh No! I must be caught in some sort of weird time warp! :twilightsmile:

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I *adore* this story. I'm so happy that I can get it in an Epub format for my phone, now....

Huzzah! The fun has been repeated!

#19 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Wait - have I read this story before?

I was just reading it last night...

Oh No! I must be caught in some sort of weird time warp! :twilightsmile:

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I *adore* this story. I'm so happy that I can get it in an Epub format for my phone, now....

Huzzah! The fun has been repeated!

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Edit: LOL!!! - the accidental double post was totally unintentional, but I have just GOT to let it stand in honor of the subject matter... :twilightsmile:

#20 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

I followed this on EQD and loved it. Please tell me you'll be uploading the sequel.

#21 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Hm... I swear to god I've read about this fic on Tvtropes. Maybe it was just the fanfic recommendations section...

#22 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Glad to finally see this here; it was a blast to read on EQD. And yeah, formatting between gdocs and FiM's import can get wonky. It's a result of gdocs invisibly switching between tabs (\t) and multiple space indents as it tries to match your style. To get around this, I do basically what Ezn suggested.

It's a lot of work, and YMMV since it depends on how polished you want things to look here. I know a lot of authors don't really bother reformatting their older stuff once they import it here.

#23 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

Well I must say it is about time you posted this here.

I reviewed this on Fanfiction and am currently following the sequel. Reviewed it not too long ago in fact (Which you replied to. Lovely, that)

This fic remains as my favorite MLP fanfic I'd wager, and it made me a solid Blueblood fan. Fantastic stuff. Still looking forward to the next installment of Platinum Crown, but I do suppose it is time I re-read this masterpiece as well.

Keep it up man. Keep it up.

#24 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

I have little to say except bravo, Cap'n. :twilightsmile: You have successfully redeemed Blueblood, a feat not many can say they did, or did it so well.

#25 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

That's funny, I was looking at this story's EqD page just last night. I read this in one sitting months ago, but after noticing it had a sequel, I was wishing they were both on this site. That was about 10 1/2 hours ago, just before I went to sleep, and this looks like it went up around 10 hours ago, so I somehow managed to only just barely miss it appearing here right as I was thinking about it. An EqD daily search for the tag "Author: Capn Chryssalid" was even still on my list of recently closed tabs.

I assume you'll be putting the sequel here too? Though I'll probably give this one another skim before starting that one.

#26 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Glad to see this here, it is just about my favorite FiM fic ever.

#27 · Chapter 2 · 126w, 2d ago · 9 · ·

"No jokes this time."

That part was really funny.

#28 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

ZOMG YOU'RE ON FIMFIC NOW HAI!!!

... Yeah. One of the best fics I've read. That's all I've got to say about that...

~ Magical Trevor, Minstrel of Equestria

#29 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

:yay:

Now I finally have an excuse to reread this. Gosh I love this story.

#30 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

So it's like Groundhog Day? I'm totally going to read this

>>385165 It's really simple! You just click the decrease indent button a couple times, then hit the increase indent button! Unless they've changed it recently.

#31 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

:pinkiecrazy:

#32 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

I did not think I would enjoy this as much as I did.

Seldom have I been so glad to have been wrong.

Characterization was awesome, it was enjoyable the whole way.

#33 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

I read all of this in one go and I must say, it was one of the most heartwarming ways I've seen Blueblood portrayed. I laughed in the first two chapters, but after that it ventured further into Blueblood's issue, and what he could possibly do.

I watched Groundhog's Day long before this, and I hated it. With this, though, I might just have to go back and watch it again.

Awesome stuff, dude. *Brohoof*:yay:

#34 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Brilliantly well done. I would've picked one of the Mane Six for a Groundhog's Day themed fic, but Blueblood was better. Thank you for taking a one-note character and doing something with him. I am deeply impressed.

#35 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Eh, don't worry about the tvtropes page.  I read this before on fanfiction . net because it was recommended by tvtropes itself.  Just go to the friendship is magic page, click on fanfic, you should be able to see it there.

#36 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

I remember reading this on EqD. It was as brilliant then as it is now. I really do have to congratulate you - it takes a special kind of story to make me bother re-reading it. But seeing this... I simply couldn't help myself. Bravo.

#37 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

I've loved this story since I first read it. I printed out a copy, and it's in my ridiculously large binder next to Eternal and Silent Ponyville :D

Oh, and your taste in classical music is impeccable, and gives it just the right touch :D

#38 · Chapter 3 · 126w, 2d ago · 27 · ·

Pinkie Pie pattern breaks.

This is a work of pure genius.

#39 · Chapter 1 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

This story is really cool! :yay:

I liked that movie too, it works surprisingly well for the Gala. :twilightsmile:

#40 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Confused; suicidal; insane; happy.

i think all the best stories go like that.

fine job, my good sir.:moustache:

#41 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Groundhog day + My little pony?

But I must say I've already read it on FanFiction.net but still I will add it to my favorites list on here if i ever want to read it again....

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*reads it again*:twilightsheepish:

#42 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

This is amazing. Need I say more?

#43 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Read it elsewhere, loved it anyways.

#44 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Read this back in the day. Really excellent! Happy to see it on here!

#45 · Chapter 4 · 126w, 2d ago · 13 · ·

This chapter... it made me cry.  Rarity's insight into the prince... one finally worthy of her at the end?  Beautiful.

I've been enjoying the story, of course, all the way through.  A nice adaptation of one of my favorite movies... and Blueblood plays the Bill Murry role very, very well here.

But this chapter?  You played it subtly... so very subtly, so that we knew what was coming, but with that sweet feeling of figuring out a puzzle that makes a good mystery so enjoyable.  Very nicely done.  

#46 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · 5 · ·

You should have done

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#47 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

>>385551

It's also great in that it has a "characters first" priority ans well a evoking emotion without it being forced or cheap tactics. Just good storytelling all around.

#48 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Intriguing. Just as I finally get around to reading This Platinum Crown, the original finally shows up on FiMfiction. Now I can have The Best Night Ever (and World of Ponycraft) in EPUB format on my phone... well, better EPUB format, at least; I like how FiMfiction makes EPUBs better than how FLAG does it for FF.net.

(You are planning on posting This Platinum Crown here, right, Cap'n? I'm reading Chapter Seven right now and I want to leave individual chapter comments on how brilliant, well, everything is. :raritystarry:)

#49 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

And a perfect ending.  Fantastic.  From one author to another... very nice job.

#50 · Chapter 5 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

I'm not sure if I ever said it on EQD, but I will say it here:

This fanfic is Fantastic.

Some of your editing has obviously vanished with the transfer here, as I could find some errors as I read through it, but even though this is my second read-through I was too engrossed to stop and jot them down. You managed to capture both the comedy and pure emotion of the film it's inspired on, and it's a marvellous read.

The scene with Blueblood "proposing" to Sapphire Shores, and every other time he outright shocks Celestia by doing something outlandish, were often incredibly amusing. His descent into madness, however brief, was chilling, and the eventual conclusion as he do come to understand that he (impossibly enough) falls in love with Rarity is beautiful. The scene where he woke up after she was Gone was wonderful, intense, and his feeling of despair was almost palpable.

I'm never going to be reading your WoW crossover fanfic, but this story really makes me hope that you'll delve further into the ponyverse with more stories. I want to see the other characters explored as well, be they side characters or from the mane six, I have full confidence that you'll do a great job.

I don't usually spend this much time waxing on about how Awesome something is. Usually, I only write this much when I have something to actually criticise, and after five or six million read words about pastel ponies, lord knows I can complain a lot.

But for this one story, you'll receive all my praise. It's most certainly one of the best MLP fanfics I've read, hanging just below Fallout:EQ, together with another small number of fics that thoroughly deserve their six star ratings.

Oh and Twilight being jealous over Blueblood dancing with Celestia was a cute touch, haha.

That's about it. I'm done. I'll end with saying Thank You. This fanfic is incredible.

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