Cute mares smithing SHARP WEAPONS. Story updates time! Go get a bunch below.
Author: Japanese Teeth
Description: On the eve of the Summer Sun Celebration, Spike discovers all of Ponyville has been trapped in a deep sleep by an unknown enemy. What's more, even he himself is falling victim to the spell. Fortunately, the Princess of the Night is wide awake, even when she sleeps.
A Route Obscure and Lonely (New Part 9!)
[Slice of Life]
Author: Swan Song
Description: Sweetie Belle, a fine young lady in her preteen years, has secretly been turning to video games as a means of relief from her insecurities. Now a talented member of an elite team of gamers from around the world, she has come to rely on her new friends for companionship and support as she bears the escalating pressures of her coming-of-age.
But when a sudden gaming cutie mark reveals her secret to everyone she knows, she's forced to contend with her uncertainties over what it means for her destiny, along with a fresh wave of bullying at school, jealousy from her closest friends, and mounting expectations from her family.
To make matters worse, fears of a looming conflict between Equestria and Gryphos have resulted in a national atmosphere of war-wariness, creating skepticism towards depictions of violence in the young gaming industry and a distrust for gryphonkind that is poised to threaten her relationship with a cherished gryphon teammate.
But as she takes her first unsteady steps towards adulthood, she may learn that she's not the only one hiding a secret, and that perhaps her journey to self-discovery isn't one she need make alone.
This Game of Mine (New Part 20!)
Author: Wanderer D
Description: Desert Mirage lives in a world full of guns, lasers, explosives and people competing to be the best of the best. There she excels at what she does: hunting. She started as a nobody, and yet became one of the most sought-after gunslingers.Gunsmoke (New Part 29-30!)
Sunset Shimmer was practically born the best of the best. Selected by none other than Princess Celestia to be her prized student... until she ran away to another world in search of power. Through trials and suffering she was eventually taught humility and friendship.
At first blush, they don't have much in common. But their connection runs deep, and sooner or later it will change their worlds forever.
The Fallout Equestria community has chosen another fanfic to spotlight here on EQD as per out quarterly postings of these.
Author: Doctor Ham
Description: What happens if you’re just another salespony in postapocalyptia, a blacksmith by and large focused on running your store day by day? Other ponies can fight and die in the "good fight," but for you, trade caravans come and go, random repair work around town keeps food on the table, and every so often you make enough at once to treat yourself. And in the stillness and privacy of the night, the ghost of a smile graces your muzzle as you work at your forge, making your mark on the Wasteland in small ways.Fallout Equestria: Wasteland Economics (New Part 14!)
But... you've gotten a bit complacent with this safe life in the Bayou. And all at once, that security drops out from under you. The debt of a pony's life rests on your hooves, and all you've got are the skills that let you earn a living fixing a pistol to pay it off.
Author: Wisdom Thumbs
Description: It's been five long years since Red Pommel rose from mud and clawed his way to the top. Too bad being Master Swordpony of Everfree isn't all it was cracked up to be. Instead of quests or saving damsels, all Red got was five years of guard duty alongside a heaping helping of court politics. And what does he have to show for it? More money than he knows what to do with, and at least as many enemies.
Now dragons stir in the far north, mysteriously freed from an ancient prison. Celestia calls for an envoy, and it's no surprise that Red jumps at the opportunity. But when his swashbuckling leads him astray, he instead finds himself caught up in a tale of dark forests, dead gods, and gleaming steel...
Swordpony (New Part 8!)
A story of medieval Equestria, set over a thousand years before the events of the show.