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    You'd think that being trapped in stone would mean that, if nothing else, I could get some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, it seems that Celestia has other ideas.

    She has appointed these ponies... these 'Keepers', as she calls them, to keep me entertained during my incarceration.

    Honestly? I'd prefer the boredom.


    Cover art by matrosha123

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    Idol Hooves holds a special place in Equestria.  He's probably the only exiled changeling to serve in the Royal Guard, or at least, that's what he expects, as exiles don't really broadcast that fact.  However, it's well known that Princess Celestia loves all of her little ponies, and her guards perhaps more so, and that makes it one of the best ways for a changeling to discreetly feed.

    But how does a changeling even get there, let alone get exiled in the first place?  For that matter, why would it ever go to Canterlot?  Set a number of years before the series proper, before Luna’s redemption, Idol details how he was exiled, the ponies he’s met, and the series of misadventures that led him to joining the Royal Guard, and should continue a good ways into the series, as something of an alternate perspective.

    Soon, he’ll have to deal with a boisterous new princess to serve and a royal wedding in the works bringing a third to power.  Will his old instincts bring this new life crashing down around him?  What precipitates Chrysalis’s ill-fated assault on Canterlot?  Is it really so wrong for a changeling to enjoy good craftsmanship to an obsessive degree?  

    New cover art provided by the fantastic Carnifex

    And a TVTropes page here.

    And an Ask Blog of questionable canonity!

    Out of Idol Curiosity

    Fanart by Norad2!  Major thanks!  Short For a Royal Guard

    Art by Egophiliac of Idol and his Daring Duckie Please don't tell him what that brush is meant for.

    Rating updated to (T), it's a bit darker than (E)

    Comedy Tag added as well

    And changed the character tags a bit.

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    The nation of Equestria has been exploring their little slice of the universe for some time now. From launching probes into deep space, to landing ponies on the moon. Sending things beyond the grasp of their planet has become almost routine. However, with every mission into space, there comes a time when the voyage must end. What happens when Equestria experiences the end of a voyage that they didn't begin?

    Updated and Revised on October 5th, 2014

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    Princess Celestia, tired of the constant pressure that ruling a nation puts on her, decides to take a day off and let Luna take her responsibilities for a day, something the younger alicorn is more than happy to do. She disguises herself as a pink maned pegasus pony named Sunny Skies and decides to go walking around Canterlot without any supervision. Unfortunately for her, not all parts of Canterlot are as safe as the palace, and she finds herself at the wrong end of a gang of muggers, who decide to kidnap her for a ransom when they see how much money she has on her.

    Luna freaks out.

    Celestia thinks it's hilarious.

    Featured on Equestria Daily 8/15/13

    Go here for the French translation!

    Edited wonderfully by sqarishoctagon and Cloud Hop

    Updated cover art by Dominatore

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    No one alive today can say where she came from; simply that she has always been there.

    And yet, few ponies have had a greater impact on Princess Celestia's life than Raven, her most faithful aide.

    Inspired by and based off of a headcanon put forth by Heir-of-Rick, though perhaps a bit less insidious than what he had in mind. He very kindly provided an alternate version of his image for me to use as my cover image! Text added by me.

    All comments and criticism very welcome!

    Featured in the Royal Canterlot Library! Go there to read the interview for some behind-the-scenes info on this story!

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    Princess Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns is famous across Equestria as a center of academic excellence. Only the best and brightest unicorns are offered places, selected by their academic merit, magical ability and passion for study. To make the admissions process as fair and reliable as possible, all candidates are given three exams by different teams of examiners, who then meet in private to decide which students are most deserving of a place.

    Winner of the December 2014 Writeoff competition: Behind Closed Doors.

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    The law exists to protect Equestrian citizens, and must be enacted in a fair and even manner. Prince Blueblood knows this; he's accepted punishment for his numerous minor disturbances of the Equestrian legal system, without ever trying to slip out of it.

    Fluttershy is in violation the law. Ergo, she must be brought to justice. That's just logic.

    Now if only he can get the captain of the guard and his annoyingly lackidasial aunt to cooperate...

    Made for the eighth FTP competition. Cover art by hwaho.

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    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)

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    There comes a time when the light must go out; but how do you know if you've burned brightly enough?

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    Finding herself unable to sleep, Princess Celestia occupies her mind by penning a letter to Twilight Sparkle. But for a weary princess, the mind has a tendency to wander...

    Written for Equestria Daily's Writer's Training Grounds #7.

    Dramatic readings available courtesy of Goombasa and PhantomBrony.

    Cover art by unknown artist; modified version by Goombasa.

    First Published
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