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  • 226 weeks
    SA: Round 167

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    In a facility as large and as continuously expanding as the Seattle’s Angels compound was, finding someone wasn’t as hard as it would at first seem. All you needed was a little patience and the right tools. Tools such as the universal locator that Cynewulf had built into her shades. One blink was all it took to bring up the HUD, while a second blink activated the locator.

    The display gave off a ping, quickly finding her intended target.

    One transporter pod jump later and she stood in front of the door for the Holodeck Ultra 2000 (HUT). As she expected, it was in use as indicated by the occupied sign hanging off the handle. Shaking her head, Cynewulf turned the door handle and pushed, entering the HUT. Her HUD pinged again, prompting her to look upwards.

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  • 342 weeks
    SA Reviews #117

    Seattle's Angels is a group that promotes good stories with low views. You can find us here.


    Warmth. Beautiful, blessed warmth. It didn’t matter what it was, or where she was--all that mattered was the warmth. The endless hellcold of winter had been temporarily banished. Cynewulf might yet survive the 50 degree farenheit blizzard hoarfrost of December yet, if only she had a few more minutes of--

    There was, of course, an explosion. Because there is always an explosion.

    Memory came back swiftly, in the microsecond before disaster. The warm thing was the cat and also the beanbag floof pillow. She grabbed the cat and shielded her precious blobby body from the no-doubt incoming shards of wood and plaster.

    But nothing came. Seconds passed. Cynewulf opened her eyes.

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  • 431 weeks
    Round Robin Reviews # 2

    The Round Robin Reviews are written by different groups and reviewers taking turns each week. If you are a story reviewer or part of a group that reviews stories and would be interested in joining the Round Robin Reviews, feel free to PM me (Wanderer D), Professor Plum, or ElDorado to tell us about it.

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    24 comments · 12,367 views
  • 432 weeks
    Everfree Northwest Fanfiction Spotlight #36

    Fanfiction Spotlight #36
    Published 3/5/16

    Hello my little authors and readers! Welcome to the return of the Everfree Northwest Fanfiction Spotlight! We’re back and working hard to give you some lovely pieces to read, review, digest, gank ideas from, and as always, we try to bring you a little bit of everything as reviewed by the writing track team! I’m Heartshine, and I’m taking over for Xepher as editor!

    But enough about us, to the stories! This week we have Sunset Shimmer solving a mystery, Celestia’s response to being constantly under the influence of the Worf Effect, and an emotional story that explores the deep connection between Princess Celestia and Twilight.


    ---- Review by Silver Flare ----

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  • 445 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #21 - Truth is stranger than Fics

    The Royal Guard—Ring-Ting-Tingling Edition

    [Obs]Hi guys. It's time for more fic spotlight. Jinglemas is coming up soon, so all of you are probably going to need some horse words for your festive jingle related holidays. Here are some good ones so that you don't have to cry to Santa that he didn't bring you MLP fanfics on jinglemas morn. Read and be merry.[/Obs]

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    15 comments · 6,953 views
  • 448 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #20 - It's The Fic Signal, Batman!

    The Royal Guard—Missed Thanksgiving By One Week Edition

    [Obs]
    Hey guys, it's Fic Spotlight. It's like a magical world where good MLP fics rain from the sky and all your troubles are washed away. Only it's real and not actually anything like what I described. Instead have a choice selection of good MLP fics, which should distract you long enough to avoid remembering that the world is actually a dark and scary place.

    Enjoy
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  • 450 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #19 - Can We Fics It?

    The Royal Guard—Running Out of Edition Names Edition

    [Obs] Hey guys! Time for more fic spotlight. You're probably all really starving for high quality horsewords, so here's some high quality horse words. It's really convenient that your wants lined up with what happened to be available. It'd be kind of weird if you were starving for like actual food or something and all we had was just high quality horsewords.

    It'd be really awkward probably.

    Anyways just click below the break and you'll get more words than you'll even know what to do with.[/Obs]

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  • 452 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #18 - Back to the Ficture

    The Royal Guard—Fortified with Calcium Edition

    [Obs] Hey guys, fic spotlight is back to bring you cool fics. Technically Back to the Future Day was yesterday, but the magic of time travel is that you can pretend anything from some other time is happening RIGHT NOW.

    Like cool fics.

    So go read some of these while you're riding on a hoverboard, drinking a pepsi perfect. It'll be cool and stuff.[/Obs]

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    6 comments · 3,844 views
  • 454 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #17 - Fic Spooklight

    The Royal Guard—Hat Trick Achieved Edition

    [Obs] Hey guys! It's October, and also it's time for spic fotlight. Things are about to get pretty spooky, because this month all the fics spotlighted are going to be about pony skeletons. Except the twist is that the skeletons are trapped inside sacks of meat, like some kind of living body. Actually they might just be regular fics about living ponies. Which is still pretty spooky, I guess. Go read them or something. [/Obs]

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    4 comments · 4,442 views
  • 458 weeks
    Fic Spotlight #15 - Return of Fic Spotlight

    The Royal Guard — Triumphant Return Edition

    [Obs]

    Hey guys, I bet you forgot all about this being a thing, right? Me too! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, though, so maybe fond memories of the times when quality fics were served up on silver platters. Y'know, in the before time, back when the One True King sat on the throne and the words flowed as wine. What's that? You don't remember that time? Then clearly you haven't read enough ponyfics! The Royal Guard is back now to deliver them to you. I guess they're a thing again. Click below the break to get ponies.

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    26 comments · 4,392 views
Sep
25th
2015

Fic Spotlight » Fic Spotlight #16 - Fics it Now! · 12:01am Sep 25th, 2015

The Royal Guard—Keeping the Ball Rolling Edition

[Obs]

Hi guys! Ready for the Royal Guard to cram some fics down your fichole? Too bad! The fichole isn't even a thing. Instead they'll just be presenting you some fics about ponies and you'll be free to cram them wherever you want at your own discretion. Enjoy!

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Just a recap from last week: Our aim is to post six approved stories every two weeks. Each one of these stories will be in a different category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, and Human. This way, we ought to have something for everyone.

If you would like to submit a story to us, here are some links you’ll probably find useful:

-The Royal Guard Group
-Submit Your Story!
-The Royal Guard's Official Handbook

Finally—and I cannot emphasize this enough—we are always recruiting. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a prereader, then don’t hesitate to send us an application. If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to Prak.


AND NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO... STORIES!



ACTION/ADVENTURE



Cadance, Discord, and Fluttershy walk into a blizzard, but it's no laughing matter: there's something out there, buried beneath centuries of ice. But it's going to take teamwork to find it, and it's neither the Princess of Love nor the Lord of Chaos that are holding all the cards.

What's more, somepony predicted everything that is about to happen, and it turns out that history has an unexpected cadence.

PR Recommendation: “Cadance, Discord, and Fluttershy make for an odd trio. The quest they find themselves on here makes great use of their vastly different personalities, and not just as window dressing. This story is as much an examination of the characters as it is an adventure, and it excels in both respects.” —BlazzingInferno



DRAMA



The harmony of Equestria is no more. Only a harsh wasteland remains, with all memory of the old world and how it fell lost to history. In this post-apocalyptic land, only small pockets of civilization remain.

This is the story of Lucky Day, a young pegasus who finds himself wandering aimlessly in the wake of a tragic and traumatic event that shattered the stability of his former life.

PR Recommendation: “What a wild ride this was! At any point in the fic, if you think you know the direction it's going to take next, the fic's next move will be to prove you wrong. There's a brilliant and diverse cast of characters to go with the plotline, and healthy heapings of despair and hope all over the place. Basically, please read this (though do give yourself a nice allotment of time to do so: you might not want to stop once you've started).” —R5h



ROMANCE



Celestia's personal assistant, Pinwheel, wishes she could find a way to get the Princess to relax at the end of a stressful day. She's even found the perfect pony to help. Help Celestia, that is. Because it doesn't seem to help Pinwheel at all.

PR Recommendation: “Pop quiz: What's worse than falling head-over-hooves for a mare who's miles out of your—or anyone's—league? If you're Pinwheel, personal assistant to Celestia, the answer is ‘accidentally hooking her up with someone else’, or so it would seem... but sometimes, making sense of the emotional landscape around yourself can be harder than deciphering a dead language.” —R5h



COMEDY



Limited Liability is a changeling with a very routine life. He works at a bank. He lives with a marefriend. He goes through every day making sure he isn't discovered.
At least, that is, until the day that the hive has planned to invade Canterlot. On that day, his love runs out, and his disguise fails. Trapped in public with a chitinous body for all of Equestria to see, Liability has to find a way not only to survive, but to avoid ruining an invasion years in the making. Along the way, he learns a very interesting lesson about the ponies around him.

PR Recommendation: “There are a lot of comedies that aren’t much more than a story with some funny stuff in it, which makes it an absolute joy to stumble on a story such as this. This comedy knows it’s a comedy and delivers consistently on every level – a whole new angle from which to laugh at the changeling invasion of Canterlot.” —Inquisitor M



SLICE OF LIFE



Pirates, swordfighting, buried treasure and hidden treachery - you don't need these to live the adventurous life.

PR Recommendation: “Writing in a child’s voice is an exercise unto itself, and yet Casca makes it look easy. The times and trials of Pipsqueak, from the mundane to the life-altering, are as easy to read as they are interesting, and paint a picture of a complicated world as seen through a child’s eyes. Such a thing is no easy task. Anyone who’s thinking about writing from a younger pony’s perspective should give this a read first, as should everyone else. You’ll be glad you did.” —BlazzingInferno



HUMAN



As an immortal, Sonata never thought she might someday run out of time. But a supernatural encounter on a quiet back road will show her just how precious a mortal's life is.

PR Recommendation: “This story has a hint of American Gods to it - divine beings being inhuman and all too human at the same time, blurred lines dividing the supernatural from the mundane, and the arbitrary absurdity of life as Sonata Dusk is beckoned by Death to his hearse after eating some bad tacos from Taco Shack. This story is short and a bit strange, and doesn't have any profound statements to make, but was certainly an interesting read, especially if you like stories with an urban fantasy feel, something seldom seen in MLP fanfics.” —Titanium Dragon



Addendums



If you guys have any questions about our sitepost policies, or our new approval guidelines, feel free to browse the handy dandy Official Royal Guard Handbook, and if you still find yourself lacking answers, feel free to ask Prak so that he can find the right person to give you what you need.



See you guys next time!

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Comments ( 9 )

I hope you folks enjoy these!

I'm glad these are back, and I think the new format is a big improvement--keeps things short and sweet. Keep up the good work, guys.

If you don't name the next one "Fics It Felix", I'm going to... do things.

Like... I dunno, Laundry, maybe. And grocery shopping. Might mop the kitchen, too.

and the arbitrary absurdity of life as Sonata Dusk is beckoned by Death to his hearse after eating some bad tacos from Taco Shack.

This fandom officially stopped trying. I swear, one of these days I'm going to write a story where Derpy chokes to death on a muffin in front of her kids. Or would that still count as jumping on the bandwagon?

3418504
Hey, it worked for Monty Python.

Also, all is not as it seems.

3418504
I think I remember reading that one already. There are no new ideas~ :rainbowwild:

3418912 And when there are new ideas, we blame Pav you. :derpytongue2:

Sweet, I made it to one of these! Thanks guys, esp to Blazzing for the review line =)

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