MLP Rec thread #4

Discussion in 'The Index' started by Dalek Ix, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Vulpine Fury

    Vulpine Fury I drew it myself!

    It does include a relatively _sane_ Nightmare Moon, actually. It's like... she won and had to grow the hell up FAST once she realized her toadying nobles actually were toadying...
  2. I suspect she found out, to quote Spock: "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting."

    There is an entire rebel movement Tral, "The Dawn Will Come!" Just watch out for the Secret Police Ponies.

    Also there is an imperial cult built around NMM, which at least right now she seems to find embarrassing, with her as 'The One Who Stayed Behind." She was rather upset at the Hierophant inviting Twilight Sparkle to a service, and forbade her to attend without Her Royal Self there as an escort.

    There are also palace politics,
    Twilight has the ire of two generations of Blue Blood, and all the other unicorn noble families that would dearly love their offspring to have her position, the Hierophant wants to convert Twilight, and the Resistance seems to have plans for Twilight Sparkle (codenamed Spark) which her apprenticeship seems to have spectacularly derailed.
    And I'm still not sure what the Inquistor's game is.

    Rarity's exploits in "Sweet and Elite" set in motion a chain of events that will find the unicorn dressmaker taking part in the greatest airship race in the world, the Alicorn's Cup. Excitement will give way to terror, as Rarity soon finds herself the victim of a plot against Equestria, and shipwrecked far from home with her least favorite stallion, the boorish Prince Blueblood. Rarity will learn of treachery in Canterlot and abroad, and will have search for something of substance beneath the prince's obnoxious veneer as she struggles to not only save herself, but her entire nation.

    Its pretty good. Blueblood here shows him as smart yet still egotistical as well.
  4. clockworkchaos

    clockworkchaos Teenage Mystery Solving gang

    She uses secret police against anyone who opposes her. You have a strange definition of 'not evil'.
  5. ...Welcome to Earth. :wtf:
  6. Cap'n Chryssalid

    Cap'n Chryssalid the armor piercing wang

    I should second this here, as well. My own review:

    I have been waiting for this fic, actually. I was aware of it while in production, and was quite excited to see it enter the submissions and then queue at EQD! Very well done so far.
  7. FreudianSlip

    FreudianSlip B.B. is watching you

    My Little Crull just updated. And apparently skulls, chains, and blood smears rankle Rarity's sense of fashion.
  8. Hurin

    Hurin Pro Wrestling Loremaster

  9. InsaneCat

    InsaneCat Hurricane of Hobomurder

    This just got place number 1 on my 'To Read' list. Why I don't have time to read it now?!
  10. It's PARTY TIME! P. A. R. T. Y.

    Why? Because I GOTTA! *watches Pinkie suffer a nervous breakdown.*
  11. Baladar

    Baladar Mad Scientist In Training

    The Magic Never Fades Away

    Explores the hard fact that one day only one of the mane six will be left and will have had to have watched all her friend's die one by one. The author also wroth Decay, which is also really sad. Warning though, manly tears will be shed.

  12. Questiondeca

    Questiondeca A little hard of hearing in one ear. Super Awesome Happy Fun Time

    The Moonstone Cup has updated, an update which I'm just going to read now.

    Edit: It's actually two chapters, and they show Trixie doesn't have all the information and that Twilight probably isn't thinking straight and is about to implement something that's, at the very least, a questionable plan considering her opponent with a spell I think literally makes her high.
  13. blake0831

    blake0831 Soaring through the skies...

  14. Shang

    Shang SPQR

    I don't know if this has ever been recommended but...

    Son of the Emperor

    "We all know about stories where Humans enter Equestria. But what about a world where Equestria is in the Human world? It is the year 1820, and a series of events brings a young unicorn and a human prince together. Together, they will embark on a quest to change Europe, and the world, forever."
  15. mackon

    mackon Missing & Presumed Dead Super Awesome Happy Fun Time

    I think I saw it mentioned a long time ago ... not much of a Pony(ish) story but lots of interesting description of 1800s Europe? something like that I think was the comment.
  16. blake0831

    blake0831 Soaring through the skies...

    Here's a nice one:

    Would It Matter?

    After an experiment goes wrong, Twilight, for all intents and purposes, should be dead. Miraculously, she survives without a scratch. But her mind is plagued with a depressing question-what if she had died? Would anypony miss her? Would anypony care?
  17. Anybody read this one?


    I don't remember if it got posted here or not. It's a sequel to this story which was pretty good but I don't think as good as Apotheosis,

    Off the Edge of the Map

    As I said I thought it was pretty good, both of these had some very nice worldbuilding in them. They're pretty long, I wound up reading them both today and I have that whole just read too much in one sitting feeling. Can't say that I'm sorry to have read them though.

    So yeah, the worldbuilding like I said was very cool. There were some seriously interesting ideas in it like these carnivorous wind spirits and the giant eldritch clock that moved the moon. I liked it better than Spark which shared the TwiLuna shipping/Twilight ascending to godhood thing, although that may just be because it did that without springing a tyrant Celestia on me (which is something really can't stand, any story where Celestia is anything but saintly, at least in her intentions, rubs me the wrong way). The whole TwiLuna romance was actually one of the weaker aspects of the story, not that it was bad but the pacing felt off. If it didn't have a shipping tag you might not realize Luna's feelings for Twilight until shortly before she expresses them to her. I think the best part of the story is Twilight and Luna's exploration of what turns out to be a reflection of Luna's own inner turmoil, it felt like a real adventure to me with every step being unexpected as they delt with all of these inner demons and learned more about Luna's history.
  18. blake0831

    blake0831 Soaring through the skies...

    Here's an interesting one:

    The Song of Syhlex

    When they began to read the ancient book Twilight and Spike only had the slightest of ideas what it could possibly be about. As the illuminated inks revealed to them an image of Princess Celestia locked in combat with a massive dragon and his sons they realized that the song written upon the aged pages was telling of a long forgotten battle... and that the Celestia they know and love is capable of things they dare not imagine.

    A story with a different story-telling style, detailing a conflict in the distant past where Celestia had to... resolved it personally.

    Inspired by this:[​IMG]
  19. blake0831

    blake0831 Soaring through the skies...

  20. Vulpine Fury

    Vulpine Fury I drew it myself!

    Are You Ready?

    MLP/Disney's Princess and the Frog crossover

    Doctor Facilier, the villain from The Princess and the Frog gets a second chance. I'm only 8 chapters in but he is quite in-character.

    Admittedly, most Disney villains never get terribly deep characterization...
  21. blake0831

    blake0831 Soaring through the skies...

  22. Vulpine Fury

    Vulpine Fury I drew it myself!

    I'm just waiting for the password recovery script to be restored to FIMFiction. The crash last night was quite inconvenient.