Friday, April 27, 2012

PhantomFox's Sunny Skies All Day Long

I can't help but feel there's not been as much attention paid, fanfiction-wise, to our benevolent Princess of the Sun, as there has been to the darker Princess of the Night. I expect that's why, really - often the darkness is what's more interesting, what draws us in and makes us wonder, makes us think... but sometimes we just need some sunshine in our lives.

[Slice-of-Life] • 8,500 words
Princess Celestia tires of constantly being surrounded by decorum, deference, and formality, and decides to take a day off from being Princess. But visiting Ponyville incognito is harder than she expects. Will she be able to fit in and make friends without blowing her cover?

Hit the break for a look at the fox behind the curtain, and links to Sunny Skies All Day Long around the ponynet. Don't forget to grab an eBook from the Downloads page, if you are so inclined!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Capn Chryssalid's The Best Night Ever

Do you love Groundhog Day? Of course you do. What isn't to love? However, let's say - just for the sake of argument, of course - that you are less than enthusiastic about Groundhog Day: Bill Murray's not your kind of actor, Harold Ramis isn't your idea of comedic genius, Andie MacDowell doesn't do it for you as a love interest. Even given all that... you like ponies, right? Of course you do - you're here.

[Adventure][Comedy][Shipping] • 50,700 words
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.

Hit the break for an interview with Capn Chryssalid, and links to The Best Night Ever around the ponywebs. Don't forget to grab an ebook over at the Downloads page!

Friday, April 13, 2012

device heretic's Eternal

I was talking about story length last week, and then this week we have an even longer one. I hope you like reading! (If you don't, why are you here?) This is another story I effectively couldn't put down, an epic tale of Celestia's immortality and hubris, and her special relationship with Twilight.

[Adventure][Tragedy] • 159,800 words
Many years after sending her beloved protégé to Ponyville, unease sits heavily on Princess Celestia's heart as her relationship with Twilight Sparkle seems to have cooled despite all they've accomplished together. On the advice of her sister, Celestia sets out to investigate and resolve the lost connection with her most faithful student. What does it mean to be a Faithful Student... or a Princess of the Sun?

Hit the break for more words - all the words! - from device heretic, and links to Eternal online. You can grab a long, long ebook over at the Downloads page!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Error Correction

I have some personal downtime scheduled for the end of next month, and one project I intend to tackle is updating the ebooks here at the Vault. Since the Vault's inception, I've made tweaks to the various formats hosted here - some more than others - and I want to take the time to ensure every ebook is consistent.

I also intend to correct a myriad of minor but perpetually annoying - to my mind, anyway - errors that I've noticed in my rereading of some of these stories over the last few months. I do proofread and copyedit every story featured here before it's posted, but things have a way of sneaking under the radar in the heat of the moment. I've been collecting a list of typos, grammatical errors, punctuation issues, et cetera, and I'll be doing a mass update to the ebooks hosted here to address these.

I'm posting about this for two reasons - one, to let anyone who's been curious know that I'm aware of the inconsistencies in the formatting of certain ebooks and intend to correct them, but two, more importantly - have you noticed any errors in any of the ebooks here? Spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, formatting? If you have, please do let me know in the comments or in an email to My goal is to provide publication-quality books here, and I want to minimize errors as much as possible.

(Please note this does not apply to the Fallout: Equestria ebooks - Kkat specifically requested that Fo:E go completely unchanged from the original Google Docs, and I am obliged to do so.)

Friday, April 6, 2012

AbsoluteAnonymous's The Games We Play

This week's story is more than double the length of any previous story featured in the Vault, as long or longer than many novels you'd find in a bookstore - the PDF came out to 379 pages. I read it in a day, in more or less a single sitting. I'm a fairly fast reader, that still says something: it's the sort of story you don't want to put down. A well-crafted romantic mystery - you don't see many of those.

[Shipping] • 138,200 words
There's been another sighting of the mysterious Mare Do Well...but this time, all of Rainbow Dash's friends plead ignorance, insisting that they've put aside their costumes for good. Rainbow Dash is determined to uncover the masked mare's true identity before she's humiliated yet again, but this time around, the vigilante seems especially interested in her as well. Will Rainbow Dash be able to solve the mystery before the culprit takes the hoax too far? Or is she in danger of losing not only her mind, but her heart?

Hit the break for just a few more words from AbsoluteAnonymous, and links to The Games We Play on every ponyfic site out there. That PDF I mentioned, along with a few other ebook formats, is waiting for you over at the Downloads page!