An Extended Holiday is a collaborative My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfiction written by authors American_Brony, tealspeckles, and Shawn820, and edited by Vital Spark aka OmniKitsune and Biker_Dash.
Adventure, Mayhem, Magic of unknown origins, oh and Talking Ponies. All being unrelated events have brought three friends together into the wildest holiday that anyone could imagine. What started as a small Halloween talk, as well as showcasing their own costumes to one another. However, due to actions outside of their control, or even any desires, they land in a new land during a turbulent time. They soon find themselves dealing with a threat, Mistaken identities based on their costumes of a Nobleman, A Soldier, and a Monster Hunter. It also does not help their minds that they are roped into helping prepare for a wedding between the Captain of the Guard and one Princess Mi Amore Cadenza. All they know is, That they will be taking an Extended Holiday from any reality they know about.
An Extended Holiday provides examples of:
- After-Action Healing Drama: The characters after the changeling invasion.
- Background Magic Field: How the magic works in Equestria.
- Barrier Warrior: Shining Armor
- Deflector Shields: Shining Armor can cast one over an entire city.
- Functional Magic: The magic system in Equestria involves a Background Magic Field.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Taze and Grif have this in an argument with princess Celestia over the treatment of Twilight Sparkle during the royal wedding.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock
- Transformation Trinket: Used after the Crystal empire to allow Shawn and Taze to switch between their roles as Strike and Grif.
- Trapped in Another World: The protagonists are humans from earth trapped in Equestria.
- Waking Up Elsewhere: The protagonists wake up in Equestria at about the time of the changeling invasion of Canterlot.