[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9135/A-Slice-of-Life A Slice of Life]] is a comic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.

Life is easy for Princess Celestia... too easy, she feels. She wishes ''something'' would go wrong just to relieve the tedium of dealing with snooty nobles, boring bureaucrats, and the Equestrian Tax Structure. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Unfortunately]], she's about to get her wish. Seems her solar majesty has put on a few pounds, so it's time for the Royal Diet... and all of Equestria may not survive.

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!!This WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FanFic contains examples of the following tropes:
* AdiposeRex: After Nightmare Moon's banishment one thousand years ago, Celestia admits that she "[[{{Understatement}} may have let herself go a little]]" during that time. One period of time during this was even named "The Great Decade of Cheesecake".
-->'''Feather Duster''': They had to cart her to her throne in a wheel barrow.
-->'''Princess Celestia''': ''[[DeathGlare *murderous glare at Feather Duster*]]'' Yes...we really did not need to add that, Feather Duster.
* TheAhnold: Celestia's personal trainer, Schwarzwälder.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: In Chapter 9, when Celestia [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove kicks an alligator to get it off her tail, and it scurries out of the room, whimpering.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Soggy Grounds, the Royal Coffee Maker. Apparently, his special talent is specifically making ''bad'' coffee.
* BrickJoke: A bill proposing an anti-ninja-zombie contingency plans in hospitals. Dismissed by Celestia as ridiculous in Chapter 3; after a swarm of them attacks a hospital in Chapter 10, she hastily approves the bill while preparing to invade the castle kitchens.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: In Chapter 10, it turns out that Princess Celestia enlisted a band of retired soldiers who are loyal to her but not bound by their oath to help her stick to her diet, wore out (nearly) all the members of the Royal Guard by holding a late-night dance party, and sent both Feather Duster and Luna away, all so she could sneak a snack from the kitchen. To drive the point home, Private Hoplite recalls getting his rump kicked the first and only time he played chess with Celestia.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Lethe. She often fakes being injured and playing up the PuppyDogEyes to get opponents to drop their guard, before attacking suddenly. In one case, she faked dislocating her wing to get a mercenary to drop his [[SeriousBusiness water baloon]], and then slammed two [[FoodFight pies]] into his head after he helped her up.
* ContinuityNod:
** In Chapter 8, we see how Featherweight got that picture of Celestia eating cake from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential "Ponyville Confidential"]].
** "She's not giving us cake, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess she's assaulting us with cake!]]"
** Also, Pinkie Pie ''meant'' to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed put cake batter in the confetti launcher and confetti in the oven]] this time, but got mixed up again.
* DeathWorld: The province of Oxtria is as bad as Australia. It was where [[ShoutOut Chernobull]] exploded, leading to sea bass that are worse than piranhas with metal dentures, and irradiated hay that attacks you.
--> ''Celestia decided that if she could get away with it this year, she would try to embezzle funds from the Grand Galloping Gala budget in favour of a construction project. After all, what pony in their right mind would waste bits on diamond encrusted napkins when they could be used to build a nice,'' thick ''wall around the province of Oxtria?''
* DoggedNiceGuy: Sergeant Hoplite has a crush on Princess Celestia, fantasizing about taking her on a date the Grand Galloping Gala and proposing to her. Since we know Celestia's point of view, we know that she barely gives him a thought apart from "that guardspony."
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Luna, naturally.
* FoodFight: Most "warfare" has been reduced to this, and Equestria and Griffonia have many mock battles in this fashion. Water balloons and pillows become ammunition as well.
** Also, when Celestia and her private army raid the Royal Kitchen, the fight between her soldier and the cooking staff goes this way.
* HiddenDepths: Apparently, when he's not working out like crazy, Schwarzwälder enjoys gardening. Though in his case, he had trouble with last year's harvest because the cauliflower he imported from his homeland ''ate his '''chainsaw'''''.
** Private Lethe may be excessively unrefined, unprofessional in her line of work, and joined the Night Guard because "she'd look cooler," but she was able to give a well-planned response plan to the hypothetical resurgence of an obscure ancient evil. Then again, considering her Night Guard duties, this may be expected.
* HollywoodPudgy: {{Invoked}} and {{Lampshaded}} when Luna points out Celestia's extra weight doesn't really show, and she expresses concern that they're taking the "Royal Diet" thing too far.
* InnocentInnuendo: In Chapter 10, it turns out [[spoiler: what Celestia's been doing with all the members of the Royal Guard is NotWhatItLooksLike, but ''dancing''.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Luna bragging about the invention of the Moon Pie to a dieting Celestia.
* [[MidBattleTeaBreak Mid-Battle Lunch Break]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: You wouldn't have expected such excitement out of making sure a VIP sticks to their diet. But this is [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]]...
-->"Protect the cheesecake! Protect it with your life!"
** Comes to a head starting with chapter 10, when Celestia prepares to [[spoiler: not just raid the royal kitchens, but ''lay siege to them''.]] In chapter 11, we find Celestia [[spoiler: completely rewriting Equestria's laws so she can get away with it, too.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In addition to Schwarzwälder, there's the Royal Chef Ram Sea, a sheep chef with [[Series/HellsKitchen a thick Scottish accent, a bad temper, and a sharp tongue.]]
* [[NoHeroToHisValet No Princess To Her Chef]]: Being the goddess of the sun, princess of Equestria, and his current employer doesn't stop Celestia's head chef from [[ShamuFu slapping Celestia silly with a fish]] while screaming at her about disrespecting his cooking.
* NoodleIncident: This isn't the first time Celestia's had to go on a diet, according to head maid Feather Duster.
-->"Then there was the year the potato chip was invented..." "...and the Great Decade of Cheesecake!"
** There's also [=MacApple=]'s war anecdotes. "--[[Series/TheAmandaShow and then the lobsters came into the courtroom, where they proceeded to dance]]--"
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Ram Sea's assistants can tell their boss is upset because he's "[[SandInMyEyes peeling onions]]", something he normally ''never'' does.
* RedShirtArmy: In Chapter 9, Lethe tries to get Hoplite to stop taking his job too seriously by pointing out that the guards weren't exactly useful during the return of Nightmare Moon or the revival of Discord.
* RingRingCrunch: Happens several times, with increasing force as Celestia gets more frustrated with her diet.
* ShamuFu: Ram Sea uses a swordfish as an improvised weapon.
* ShoutOut:
** One of the bills Celestia hastily rubber-stamps is a proposal from Blueblood to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist make female guards wear miniskirts]].
** During [[ItMakesSenseInContext the siege of the Royal Kitchens]], one of the "weapons" used by the cooks is a [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} combustible lemon.]]
** The aforementioned [[Series/{{TheAmandaShow}} dancing lobsters.]]
* SkewedPriorities: In order to gain a private army to [[SeriousBusiness raid the Royal Kitchens]], Celestia agrees to sign many legislative bills for the ponies' support. She eventually stops skimming the titles and just starts signing the dotted lines, so she could have just signed Equestria over to her secretary for all she noticed.
* ThereWasADoor: In Chapter 11, Luna leaves the ''Haunches'' gym by smashing through the ceiling, though she was courteous enough to leave a bag of bits to pay for the repairs first.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Lethe of the Night Watch and Hoplite of the Day Watch, two guard ponies with a bit of a VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]WillTheyOrWontThey relationship.
* TrainingFromHell: Poor Celestia's exercise routine. Her personal trainer, Schwarzwälder, does this intentionally, since Celestia is a PhysicalGod, he seems to think that she can handle literally ''anything'' he can throw at her.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: PlayedForLaughs with Celestia, who is more than a little snarky in this story, and secretly thinks all the upper-class ponies (with a few exceptions) are snooty flankholes.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Parodied heavily. Lethe was exhausted from [[ItMakesSenseInContext joining a group party with every royal guard (except Sergeant Hoplite) and Celestia]], and falls asleep on Hoplite's back when they're paired for their shift. When she wakes up, she launches into a condensed FiveStagesOfGrief, shouting at Hoplite for impregnating her and ruining her career. This happens two minutes after she fell asleep.
* [[WithFriendsLikeThese With Sisters Like These]]: Luna, upon seeing Schwarzwälder attempt to make Celestia lift an obscenely big weight fifty times... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny suggests that he triple the weight and add a thousand push-ups and sit-ups to the warm-up.]] The floor caves in after Celestia drops the weight, naturally.
** Schwarzwälder takes this and runs with it, adding in a run over hot coals and a cool-down swim across a three kilometre river. Which he plans to infest with piranhas.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Lethe is fond of pulling this, often faking being hurt physically or verbally offended, before trouncing the opposition when they let their guard down.