Story: Sunny Skies All Day Long

[Normal] This one reads like it could be turned into an actual episode at any time.  Definitely something to check out!

Author: PhantomFox

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

Additional Tags: Celestia’s Day Off In Ponyville

Live Reading Part 1 / Part 2

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56 Responses to Story: Sunny Skies All Day Long

  1. Anonymous says:

    Found this earlier, great fic, and it does read like an episode.It seems a little toned down though, there could have been a bit more pizazz, but hey I'm into ships and grimdark so maybe it's just me.

  2. Introbulus says:

    Helped the writer proof this one. Gotta say, it's a great story and a fantastic concept. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Anonymous says:

    A very enjoyable fic. Thank you for taking the time to write it.

  4. Cindermane says:

    That was awesome! And Pinkie KNEW! LMAO!!!

  5. kwj says:

    is it only 1 page long???because that's all i can read is there any other way to read the fic?? this is some kind of regular problem i have with google docs

  6. Anonymous says:

    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. Nice work!

  7. MintyRest says:

    Yay, you released! Congrats….I'll try to read through again once I get some distance from it though.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love seeing this side of Celestia. I hope this story gets a little bit of expansion.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I've read this story before, but it seems to have changed subtly from what it was before. For example, I recall the letter Spike was sending was supposed to be the Moral of the Day, but now it's Spike sending a mail order request to Canterlot… but why send a mail order request through Celestia? I think this change (if there was in fact a change) doesn't fit.Aside from that, yes it is a good story and it does indeed read like an episode of the show.

  10. Matthew-147 says:

    Great story! I wish a story like this would be made into a real episode. =D

  11. Introbulus says:

    @AnonymousYou might've read an older version of this fic. The author changed a few things around to make the story have a more central conflict. I for one kind of miss the way it was in version 1, but this version is good too. So I don't mind it m'self.

  12. Baree says:

    Most enjoyable. Well written, cute and very entertaining.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Oh, man. My only problem with this is that I wish it actually WAS an episode. Good stuff all around.

  14. Waka says:

    coming from someone that doesn't read the fanfics, this was really fantastic. Not sure why I decided to read this one, but it was really well done and could easily be an episode.

  15. Raz_Fox says:

    Yep, this one is pure gold. Two thumbs up, PhantomFox.

  16. Darclord says:

    I really enjoyed this. Only problem was that it wasn't 20% longer. At least.

  17. locojom says:

    Oh I cant help but to have a big smile right now. Excelent story =) just made my day.

  18. Anonymous says:

    You should totally send this to hasbro. What a great story! It would make a fantastic episode!!

  19. Niccole says:

    I think this is one of the best pony fics I have read. However, I'm confused how the sticker doesn't come off in the water?

  20. PhantomFox says:

    @NiccoleI figure if the god-queen who raises the sun every morning wants a sticker to stay stuck, it will. *shrug*

  21. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I really really thought that sticker would have blown her cover. I'd prefer to think of it as an illusion even though the story said that was kinda hard to do ^^; . Bah, begone nitpick, please shut up and take my money to have this be a season 2 ep.

  22. Darth Equus says:

    Now, *THIS* is the way fanfiction should be written!Seriously, this feels like an actual episode all right.

  23. Anonymous says:

    This story is the kind of fanfic I prefer. It fits into the universe but changes only one or two things outside of canon. As has been said, with a few adjustments this could be turned into an episode. The Aesop even writes itself.An impressive and enjoyable story.

  24. Bobcat says:

    It was fun to read, and fun to critique. Good job getting it done!

  25. I've been waiting for something like this to show up ever since someone floated the concept on /co/. I was starting to consider writing it myself, but I think we're all probably lucky that it didn't come to that. Love the execution here, and putting in my vote for additional adventures of Sunny Skies. So awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Chris says:

    This story stays very true to the spirit of the show, highlighting a vitally important character who's gotten little (canon) attention. 5/5 from me.

  27. Anonymous says:

    this sounds like it could and should turn into a real episode

  28. Anonymous says:

    I'm going to have to agree with the others and say this sounds very much like an episode from the show. Very well done! I look forward to the possibility of more adventures with Sunny and the gang.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Great story, enjoyable read that stands out from the shipping or grimdark fics that are honestly starting to blend together for me, it's only a matter of time before Dash and Pinkie fight Nightmare moon after tearfully confessing their love for one another…wait no someone wrote that already.

  30. This is definitely one of the great stories on this site. Awesome, fun read. And yeah, as others have said, it definitely sounds like they could make an episode like this. I'd watch it!

  31. TooMuch says:

    Awesome story!I was figuring the sticker would've come off during the spa visit. Bonus points for doing things in a way that was unexpected, but sensible and foreshadowed.

  32. Anonymous says:

    This was really well written and I enjoyed it very much. Sometimes I thought though Celestia acted a bit to ooc, but on the other hand to this point we never get to know much of her besides that she is sometimes up for a good prank. So this is just nitpicking, still a worthy script for an actual episode, good job !

  33. fireant says:

    @ChrisWell, This.I can't add anything, so just a short sum up:- In spirit of the show.- I see Celestia, and I enjoy her character here.- Story is simple, yet effective due to being well written.- This = A new episode.4 Stars – I really Liked it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Anonymous says:

    "Forecast calls for Sunny Skies today!"That sentence made me lol so much…Great story, definitely one of my favourite Celestia stories on ED. Keep up the good work!And maybe… A sequel?

  35. Anonymous says:

    Dear Lauren Faust,If ever you look at this site and decide that one of these fanfics is good enough to make into an episode, please let it be this one.Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. LawnPygmy says:

    My face hurts from smiling so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. Retl says:

    4 pages in, I can already say this is probably the best fic I've ever seen on the site. And probably the first or second [Normal] fic I've ever looked into. I've really gotta give thanks to #MyLittlePony on IRCHighway for getting me to check this thing.

  38. Dang, this story rocks! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I, too, was wondering about the sticker, but I figured it was waterproof or something. Anywho, this is an awesome fic, and definitely deserving of a 5-star rating.

  39. Retl says:

    Finished it. Still think it's the best fanfic I've read so far.

  40. Anonymous says:

    5 stars and four hooves way way up.I liked seeing Celestia's charming side in this, and it felt like actually watching an episode. Nice work with this one.Fund it for Season 2.

  41. PhantomFox says:

    I'd love for this to be an episode too, but unless they hired me on as a writer, I think legal issues would prevent that. And I doubt they'd hire writers off the street like myself. But I'm glad y'all are enjoying! Perhaps you'll see some more from me once inspiration strikes next.


  43. Anonymous says:

    That was a cute and fun story and totally was IC for Princess Celestia.And it would be Pinkie to figure it out right from the start.

  44. Anonymous says:

    I despise all those stories where Celestia is evil. This was refreshing, good job!

  45. Chessie2003 says:

    This is by far the best mlp fanfiction I've ever read. I feel like I just watched a new episode from the show! The characters were all spot-on, and the plot moved at a refreshingly relaxed pace. Believe me, as a drawfriend I usually don't care for fanfics much, so this is high praise!

  46. Tosxychor says:

    Wow, I adored this piece of work! The story was well executed, the whole mane 6 was so well written and IC, and Cele… *cough* Sunny Skies herself was very refreshing to read about.There's only a thing that's slightly off, in my head Twilight wouldn't bow to Celestia (she's never been seen doing that, plus there's more of a closer relationship between the two than that…), but the whole rest, I enjoyed a great deal.And like the others, I'd totally see this fic to fit unedited into a true FiM episode. A very wonderful read, good job PhantomFox. Two hooves up. ^^

  47. Retl says:

    @TosxychorCounter-example: Counter-example 2: does bow to Celestia, but she seems to only do this when she thinks she's in trouble and is embarrassed to face her directly.

  48. Anonymous says:

    This must be made into an episode.

  49. Ponies!!! says:

    I'm going to have to agree with everyone else here. This could become known as one of the best episodes of the series. As for legal issues, I'm sure it wouldn't be too big a deal if you give your consent for this.

  50. I'll echo the sentiments of others on here, this is one of the few fanfics that could really work as an episode. It was funny and everyone generally stayed in canon. Except for possibly Luna, but only because we have no idea what her character is actually like.

  51. I'll echo the sentiments of others on here, this is one of the few fanfics that could really work as an episode. It was funny and everyone generally stayed in canon. Except for possibly Luna, but only because we have no idea what her character is actually like.

  52. B. says:

    This is a charming story. I could see it working as an episode, but I would be very surprised if it were.Major kudos to the author.

  53. B. says:

    This is a charming story. I could see it working as an episode, but I would be very surprised if it were.Major kudos to the author.

  54. Anonymous says:

    This needs to be an episode, like, yesterday. Amazing.

  55. Anonymous says:

    This needs to be an episode, like, yesterday. Amazing.

  56. Ace12541 says:

    I'd love to see this as an Episode, it would be pretty cool to see the "Normal" side of Celestia officially, and animated ^-^

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