Friendship goes on a date this week.
“It’s Always Sunny in Fillydelphia,” by Bobcat, is the perfect example of a good romantic oneshot. Despite being only one chapter, it boasts an appropriate length, and endeavors to say all it needs to say in the limits of a single post. And it does a fantastic job.
Bobcat’s oneshot gives us a grand premise: Applejack is set to visit a massive convention in Fillydelphia for apple farmers from all over Equestria. But when she arrives at her destination, she quickly discovers that things don’t always go according to plan. And as she soon learns, when things don’t go according to plan, sometimes they yield things that are unexpectedly fun and rewarding. What could have been a disappointing trip ending in a premature trek home instead turns into the beginnings of a relationship with a dashing young blue pegasus.
What is particularly great about this work is that it doesn’t pull any punches in the genre of Romantic Comedy. The author strings events together in a logical progression, but the actual events themselves range from heartwarming to straight up bizarre. But the changes in theme and quick mood shifts are easily forgiven because they are necessary, and everything contributes to the eventual happy ending.
“It’s Always Sunny in Fillydelphia” won’t change your perceptions of a genre. It isn’t the fic to convert your non-shipping friends over to the dark side of fanfiction. But if you’re looking for entertainment this week and feel like tackling a oneshot, then give this one a try.
Story: “It’s Always Sunny in Fillydelphia”
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Length: 1 Chapter; 15,460 Words