So, um, this is the right place to ask for recommendations?
I'm just coming down off of reading Upheaval: Breaking Point and Upheaval: Reckoning (grimdark, gore, death (not cast members), war, blood, fighting, OC's galore, WIP) http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Visiden+Visidane
and MAN that was awesome. I want to read something else like that. Not exactly like it obviously, but.. well..
I want something with an epic sort of feel.. Longer is preferred :)
I seem to really like stories that include Luna and Celestia — as good guys, generally, but not as a rule (I actually really dig stories where Celestia falls like Luna once had). The mane cast is over all awesome to me also of course :)
I don't mind OC's or special characters, generally, as long as they're not .. well.. clumsily handled. ("Twilight Sparkle gasped as she laid eyes on OCStallion. He was GORGEOUS and made her stomach flipflip as lust over took her young body!")
Grimdark is enjoyable, but I don't like stories where Pinkie is a evil butcher, generally.
Stories that break canon, or deviate from the story are fine. Stories that get into building a WORLD and explore the how's and why's are AWESOME. Worldbuilding and Details make me happy and help immerse me into a story~
Things I've read and loved recently: Fallout Equestria, Upheaval, Into the Depths (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60514/Into-The-Depths
- grimdark, horror, celestia, death, gore, tones of frakking goosebumps, wip), Equestria from Dust ( http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33610/Equestria-from-Dust
- Celestia, Luna, creating the world together <3) Silent POnyville ( http://www.fimfiction.net/index.php?view=category&user=223
- Silent Hill + my little pony. Darkness and gore should be expected.)
I'm sure there were others I loved as well, but I figure tha'ts a fair start. I'd very much love anypony's suggestions for other stories I might like. :) the tl;dr version would be.. epic lengthed stories, generally focusing on 'saving the world' sort of plots (rather then 'falling in love' or 'slice of life'), with an inclination towards the grimdark. Detailed story worlds are fantastic things, and i have a soft spot for the Alicorn sisters, though anypony can make a wonderful protagonist. :)