Friday, June 28, 2013

Bad Horse's Mortality Report

Something that Friendship is Magic doesn't let the casual watcher in on: it's friendship reports all the way down.

[Tragedy] • 4,300 words
Princess Celestia writes a report to her teacher on what she has learned about mortality.

Hit the break for a nice long chat with Bad Horse and links to Mortality Report out on the ponynet. As always, you can grab an ebook copy over at the Downloads page!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Everfree Northwest Loves Writers

I'm not going to be there, which makes me a sad, sad ponyfic enthusiast, because I've never seen a pony con that shows as much love to the fanfic faction of the community as EFNW is showing in a little over a week's time. Most cons will have one or two panels on writing or featuring well-known authors. EFNW has over a dozen panels in their writing track.

EFNW is awesome.
If you have the time, treasure, and motivation, you should definitely check it out. I've been to two cons and had a blast, and neither of them did anything like this for fanfic.

Hit the break for EFNW's full writing press release, and to find out which four Vault alums will be there!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jake The Army Guy's Under a Luminous Sky

Even the magical land of Equestria isn't always safe from darkness and deceit. Luckily, certain special ponies are ready to fight for their way of life.

[Dark] • 99,700 words
Ponyville, the humble village known for its peaceful tranquility, is shaken to its core when a body is discovered in the Everfree Forest. As the townsponies grieve, the strange, pale Special Agent Bentgrass, from Their Majesties' Royal Investigative Service, arrives at the Books and Branches library and drags Twilight into a world she's only read about: lies, corruption, suspicion, and murder.

Faced with an indifferent police force and Agent Bentgrass's infuriating methods, Twilight must put the pieces together and catch the killer. But as blood continues to spill and questions pile up, one thing is terrifyingly clear: in the dark of the Everfree, much more is at play than mere murder.

Hit the break for a talk with Jake (and check out the video interview he recently did with PiquoPie!) and links to Under a Luminous Sky out on the ponynet. Don't forget to grab your own ebook copy over at the Downloads page!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hoopy McGee's The Keepers of Discord

Discord is a fascinating character, as ponyfic has explored before. But just how does chaos incarnate stand being sealed in immovable stone for all eternity? (Assuming, of course, there's no Fluttershy around to bring him around.)

[Slice-of-Life] • 10,600 words
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.

Hit the break for a few words from Hoopy McGee, and links to The Keepers of Discord out on the ponynet. Don't forget to grab your own ebook copy over at the Downloads page!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Chris's The Purloined Pony

What's it like to live in Ponyville, in and around the Mane 6 as they go through their adventures? Maybe you sleep through the whole thing, maybe you're the hero of the week; either way, it's up to you to decide.

[Adventure] • 30,300 words
When a young foal goes missing, it's up to Carrot Top to step in and save the day.

Hit the break for a chat with Chris and links to The Purloined Pony online. Don't forget to grab your own ebook copy over at the Downloads page!