You asked for them, so here they are! Thanks to the efforts of our wonderful pre-readers, I welcome you to the first fanfic edition of Blast from the Past. So go get a snack, get your reading glasses, queue up some music and relax this weekend with some pony classics!
If you have any suggestions for a classic piece of fan fiction, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make sure our pre-readers review your suggestion.
First Story: Bubbles
Now I haven't read a lot of fan fiction, but I've certainly heard of Bubbles. Released in March 2011 the story became a classic for developing a heartfelt and very emotional origin story for our favorite little mail mare. If you're in the mood for an emotional story, check it out below!
The Circle of Friends by Kiyyik
Another sad fic, The Circle of Friends is an emotional journey that came to light in March 2011, described by our pre-readers as "A short fic that gets to the point and hits you hard." Check out the full description and a link to the story below.
Description: Hundreds of years in the future, an older, wiser pony looks out over her kingdom. A summer night brings recollection of memories and regrets.
The Circle of Friends
Twilight Sky Over Canterlot by Foxxy
One of the few fan fics I've actually read, Twilight Sky Over Canterlot was a wonderful story that was released in April 2011 detailing a trip Twilight made to Canterlot. And detail it did! With wonderful descriptions and a well done first person narrative, I read the whole thing and still fondly remember it. Check out the description and link below.
Description: "Hi everypony! Sorry I missed you. I'm away in Canterlot for a few days. If you need help finding a book, Spike will be happy to assist. Library hours are 9 -5. Thanks! See you all then!
- Twilight Sparkle"
Twilight Sky Over Canterlot
Sunny Skies All Day Long by PhantomFox
Now for a happy story! One of those rare 'I swear this could be an episode!' type stories, Sunny Skies was submitted back in April 2011 to much acclaim. A lighthearted story of Celestia spending a day in Ponyville disguised as an ordinary pony, it's one that's sure to make you smile.
Description: 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?
Sunny Skies All Day Long
It's a Dangerous Business Going Out Your Door by Jetfire
So I heard you like epic adventures with your ponies, eh? While I have not read Dangerous Business, I've seen plenty of fan art for it to give me the impression that it's one heck of a story. Coming to us in July 2011, Dangerous Business is described by our pre-readers as, "THE adventure fic back in the day, bar none. It was huge. It got me writing ponyfic."
So there you have it, straight from the pony's mouth. To check it out, click the link above (it's one huge story) if the description below interests you.
Description: When an accident leaves Twilight Sparkle seriously ill, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity must undertake a perilous journey to find her a cure. What adventures await them beyond Equestria's borders?