Grab today’s story, and take a bite of Equestrian folk mythology, with a side order of mystery and comedy.
In Which Twilight Sparkle Attempts to Eat a Sandwich
[Slice of Life] • 8,379 words
Twilight Sparkle, Element of Magic and student of Princess Celestia, has braved many dangers and defeated powerful foes. But on a peaceful afternoon, she will face her greatest challenge: eating some lunch.
FROM THE CURATORS: When you see a fic with a “Pony Verbs Noun” title, you’re most likely going to expect a forgettable featurebox-bait comedy — but this is a story that transcends its roots. “The whimsicality of the ‘Pony Does X’ format belies a deep look into the power of folklore,” Present Perfect said. Of course, that doesn’t stop it from being funny. “It’s the kind of silly that’s easy to enjoy,” Chris said, “but it doesn’t collapse in on itself when subjected to more than a modicum of thought.”
For such light reading, in fact, it withstands thought amazingly well. “The characterizations of the Mane Six feel spot-on, the stories are great, and Twilight’s investigative approach not only feels fitting to her character but also lends the story a very pleasant ending,” JohnPerry said. Horizon also appreciated that “great tale of rational investigation,” but our consensus was that this story was most exemplary in how crisply it evoked the show. As JohnPerry put it, “it’s not often that I utter the words ‘could be an episode,’ but this one earns them.”
Read on for our author interview, in which Maphysto discusses local flavor, poison ghosts, and the other Faust.