We’re pleased to inaugurate the Royal Canterlot Library’s weekly story features with a look at one of the fandom’s iconic, most-beloved comedies.
Princess Celestia Hates Tea
[Comedy] • 8,536 words
Seriously, a lot.
FROM THE CURATORS: Normally, during our selection process, we take sides and discuss a story’s merits and flaws — but this one won a rare unanimous approval. So what makes this story of a revealed secret and an escalating misunderstanding so exemplary? First of all, it’s simply hilarious. “My poor boyfriend (who was just trying to get to sleep) was kept awake for some minutes thanks to my gales of laughter from this story,” Vimbert said. “This is fantastic in every way.”
Part of that comes from its unexpected depth. “It draws its humor,” Horizon said, “from … letting everyone’s plausible behaviors draw them into the most ludicrous possible situation. Then, just when you think you’re done, it punches you in the gut with an insight about one of the show’s deepest characters.”
Read on below the break for our interview with Skywriter — where he offers a theory about his story’s unexpected popularity, and shares his personal feelings about tea.