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Deep in the Royal Library is a book. A terrible book that is said to send whoever reads it mad. A book so dangerous that it has to be hidden away and secured with chains to prevent it from ever being opened.

A book which has just been accidently checked out by Spike on behalf of Twilight Sparkle.

The Star In Yellow is rising once more, and only Rainbow Dash and Spike can save Twilight before it's too late. Ideas live forever. Ponies do not.

This fic is loosely inspired by the 19th century story 'The King In Yellow'.

First Published
31st Dec 2011
Last Modified
11th Jul 2012
#1 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Wait, this is up here now? Awesome! One of my favorite stories; glad I can track it with ease now.

#2 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>99226

Oh yes, I've been convinced into trying out Fimfic and it is indeed quite snazzy!

Chapter 3 is coming along nicely and will be up very soon (he says!). I'm 8000 words into it, and though I could cut it into 3k chunks for some cheap updates on EqD I'm determined to keep it as one chapter, since this is supposed to be a three-act story, even though the last chapter may end up being longer than the rest put together! :twilightoops:

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#3 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>99230  Really? It's almost done? Allow me to celebrate.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

I remember reading this when it firs came out on Eqd. This is awesome!

#4 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

That chapter didn't turn how I thought it would.  I am definitely going to keep reading.

#5 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Yus!  How did I know Twilight would be the sort who compulsively scribbles in the margins?  :twilightblush:

#6 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>99230 In the words of the 3rd best pony: Yay.

Looking forward to the conclusion.

#7 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This is creepy as heck!!! Can't wait for more!

#8 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This is creepy as heck!!! Can't wait for more!

#9 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This is creepy as heck!!! Can't wait for more!

#10 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

"a huge creature with the body of a snake but the head and wings of a dragon"

Um.  That would be a dragon, wouldn't it?  A dragon is a huge snake with wings.

#11 · 155w, 1d ago · 2 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>99326

Snakes don't have limbs though. I guess you could say it was a chinese dragon, but they tend to have little limbs too I think, or no wings.

#12 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh Dear, Twilight and Sinister books. This tale looks promising :twilightsmile:

#13 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Star in Yellow is on Fimfiction! Excellent!

#14 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

w00t w00t! I read this on eqd, glad to see it up on fimfic! looking forward to the final chapter!

#15 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>99332

They do have tiny limbs.

Nice! I'm tracking.

(shameless self-promotion) Check out my story, if you would, please.:fluttershysad:

#16 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

GASP! one of my favorite stories! I remember checking your DA page to see if there was an update a few times, loved it then and i love it now!

#17 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Oh god, twilight what have you done!?!?? End of equestria as we know it. This story needs more flutter shy.  And you said ch 3 had 8000 words? That's crazy! Biggest one I've read was 4000

#18 · 155w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

HAIL LORD HAS.... I MEAN HAIL LADY YELLOW STAR

But take the blue pill, rarity, and see just how far the rabbit hole goes.

moar.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand about 3 minutes after i read the last chapter this pops up.

Dreams DO come true!   :pinkiehappy:

>>103383

Thanks!

The reason for that is that I had to cut chapter 3 in half, because if I'd have uploaded 15000 words as one chunk i'd have been strung up! :)

Nice reveal at the end. I feel I should have seen it coming, but fair's fair. I didn't.

Loved it! All of it! :eeyup: And I agree with what Baree said.

#24 · 154w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

based upon what i've read so far, there is enough foreshadowing to hint at the idea that maybe Yellow Star is Celestia...  At least, thats my assumption.  Imma laugh if im right

pip is forever alone.

it was so sad....YET SO GOOD

Yay happy ending! I always get nervous reading grim or dark and generally Avoid sad fics all together but I'm glad everything turned out good in the end. Great work I really enjoyed it :pinkiehappy:

“I’m the mailmare Rainbow Dash, not you! Try doing your own job for once, you... you...

..DOUBLE NIGGER..'

Excellent ending I had a feeling it was Celly's book. Loved it.

Aw man, I really thought that this was leading up to a confrontation between Yellowstar and Dainbow Rash.

#31 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

As I'm reading the last bit of Chapter 2, "For the Reunion" from the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children soundtrack starts playing.  A more appropriate musical accompaniment could not have existed, that was creepy and terrifying.

and then there was manly tears

This is supposed to be a seriously stressful situation in a surreal story

Yet this chapter was hilarious :pinkiecrazy:

Wow, this was something else :rainbowhuh:

Good show, jolly good show :eeyup:

#35 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

"Of course Twilight Sparkle my most faithful friend. I always save the day."

And then Yellowstar was Jesus.

The metalogics of it all is pretty interesting, modulated by how simple their manner of speaking is.

good prize.

Ezn

Loved this. It was dark, but still kept so much of the show's atmosphere. It was well-written, you spelt colour with a "u", it had some scary moments and I read it all in one sitting. Faved.

Also, gonna check out The King In Yellow

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8492

This is the one time I'll ever be full of anticipation and laughing my head off at the same time! :rainbowlaugh:

>>126004

Hurrah!

Yes it's important to spell words correctly! For Queen and country, pip pip!

The actual book 'The King In Yellow' is very strange but also very good. Don't go in expecting a detailed plot though, it's more about atmosphere than anything else.

#40 · 152w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

So this is probably the best-written fan fic I've read in years.  

The humor in this story has been top notch throughout.  It all feels like humor that would be in the actual show, and I laughed out loud once at one of the jokes.

Amazing.  It was like an episode of the show.  5/5

Awesome story, But as I was reading I was wandering, What if Celestia Wrote a clopfic?

:P

>>193556

That's the racy continental adaption!

#45 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Damnit to hell Blueshift; every time I open one of your stories I find myself unable to stop until it's over. So now, not only am I reading fan fiction at 2 in the morning, but I'm also really creeped out and probably won't be able to sleep even once I'm done. :trixieshiftleft: Why are you so awesome?!

>>193556

That was the ending Twilight never got to read. :trollestia:

But as for the story, I... I think it surpassed Fallout:Equestria. And I LOVE Fallout:Equestria. I mean... and the reveal... and that means Silver Crescent was... oh man I have to go distract myself from all this awesome.

>>257345

Thanks, it is comments like these that make me grin ear to ear and inspire me to keep writing! I do think this is easily my best story so far, it's just a shame that it hasn't got the same sort of buzz from the fandom as some of my other, shorter, sillier ones. Tell your family and friends! (Well, maybe not your family. "Mum, mum, you have to read this My Little Pony fanfiction!")

I stayed up until half six in the morning reading this and it's totally worth the lack of sleep. This is a very well-written story, the characters were "realistic" and, even though it's tagged as Dark, it made me laugh. A lot. The ending was bittersweet; kinda sad that Yellowstar, who wanted to make everyone happy, only got the chance to do one act of kindness (saving Twilight) before Twilight accidentally killed her (although it sounds harsh when it's put that way), but she still got her own happy ending. An apology probably would've been nice as well, though.

So yeah, favourited and I'm looking forwards to reading the rest of your fics.

This story is like the realtimes story. In our fantasy all things that become wrighting in books, here or anwere can be real. You have done a grait job.

Content: :yay: This is brilliant, there's nothing else I can say about it.

Effectiveness: :rainbowlaugh::raritycry: I love stories that can make you burst out laughing and bring you to tears. There is so much emotion in this, and it really pays off.

Memorabilia: :yay: Seriously. It's these sorts of fanfics that made me fall in love with MLP, and it's these sorts of fanfics that are probably going to stay with me forever.

Continuity: :pinkiehappy: You really dug into the fandom here, especially with a certain character's history. Dash burning books -again-? I'm gonna have to guess that's a reference to -something- so go you!

Overall: :raritystarry:

Have all my yays... ALL OF THEM!

:yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:

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