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''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/301684/one-of-those-days One of Those Days]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/AstroBrony AstroBrony]]
* Recommended by Naal2
* Status: ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie loves working at Sugarcube Corner. But while she enjoys her jobs, there are some moments and some ponies that make her wish she just stayed in bed instead.
[=[[reviews:OneOfThoseDays]]=]
29th May '16 9:18:37 AM naal2
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''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/301684/one-of-those-days One of Those Days]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/AstroBrony AstroBrony]]
* Recommended by Naal2
* Status: ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie loves working at Sugarcube Corner. But while she enjoys her jobs, there are some moments and some ponies that make her wish she just stayed in bed instead.
[=[[reviews:OneOfThoseDays]]=]
6th May '16 6:50:29 AM aye_amber
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* Comments: The author and story are inspired by Kalash93's RacerAndTheGeek verse of stories. Author is [[Main/OneOfUs One Of Us]].

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* Comments: The author and story are inspired by Kalash93's RacerAndTheGeek Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek verse of stories. Author is [[Main/OneOfUs One Of Us]].OneOfUs.
6th Feb '16 12:20:59 PM Emptybee
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''Fanfic/TheAbyssalForge'' by Ponydora Prancypants
* Recommended by Tropers/LanceOmikron, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Rarity was certain her troubles with magical gemstones had ended, but an unexpected royal visit soon convinces her otherwise. In order to save an ailing Princess, stop an ancient menace, and avert a disaster that threatens the survival of a lost tribe of ponies, Rarity, Blueblood, and a brave group of friends will travel to strange and foreign lands, and into the fathomless depths beneath tormented seas. In her quest to uncover the secrets of the Abyssal Forge, Rarity will have to use all her charm, wit, and skill—and rely on allies old and new—as the unlikeliest of ponies once again attempts to save the world in style.
* Comments: The sequel to ''Fanfic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn'', and as such is Book Two in the planned ''Adamant Triskelion'' trilogy.
[=[[reviews:TheAbyssalForge]]=]

''Fanfic/AdviceFromPinkiePie'' by [=HopeFox=]
* Recommended by sauronlulz, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity has a new coltfriend, and she couldn't be happier, but she isn't sure what to do if their next date proves more... intimate than the last. She seeks guidance from all of her friends, but the best advice comes from a most unexpected source.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AdviceFromPinkiePie Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/AhAintGotNoAckcent Ah Ain't Got No Ack-Cent!]]'' by Conner Cogwork
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Ardashir}}, Tropers/BlueChameleon, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Rarity is called upon to do a line of outfits for a big agricultural convention, she convinces Applejack to come along as a consultant and help give ideas on designs that would appeal to farmers. But when Rarity repays her with a little makeover, Applejack lets slip her days of living in Manehattan and trying to be sophisticated, which gives Rarity ideas...
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AhAintGotNoAckcent Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Antipodes}}'' by PK
* Recommended by Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Set in the far future after Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished and the sun and moon froze in the sky, Antipodes is the the story of two ponies thrust out into the harsh new world on an adventure to uncover what happened to the world so long ago.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Antipodes Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/AreYouKiddingTheresPornOfUs Are You Kidding?! There's PORN of Us?!]]'' by Brony_Fife
* Recommended by Tropers/OneWayEvil
* ''Synopsis'': Ever since the internet came to Equestria, the inevitable was going to happen. Porn has become easy to come by, and stumble across. Rarity discovers porn made of herself, and becomes disillusioned with her fans. How should she react?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=AreYouKiddingTheresPornOfUs Review here]]

''[[FanFic/TheAssumptionOfApplejackOrAppletheosis The Assumption Of Applejack Or Appletheosis]]'' by Blue Print
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Applejack goes alicorn and doesn't understand the fuss everyone else is making about it.
[=[[reviews:TheAssumptionOfApplejackOrAppletheosis]]=]

''Fanfic/{{Aurora}}'' by [=PonyholicsAnonymous=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': As Celestia leaves Canterlot to serve as a mediator in a foreign crisis, Luna finds herself forced to rule alone for a couple of months. At first the task does not appear to be too difficult, especially with their dearest bookworm friend Twilight Sparkle as a personal advisor. But when a series of ritual murders takes place, they realize that they will have to face the greatest danger to ever threaten the kingdom.
* ''Comments'': It soon makes you think "well, that escalated quickly", yet it keeps escalating, until all shit goes to hell in a handbasket. It's epic.
[=[[reviews:Aurora]]=]

''Fanfic/{{Austraeoh}}'' by Imploding Colon
* Recommended by Tropers/{{gnimotos}}
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash flies east.
* ''Comments'': Epic adventure story featuring our favorite blue pegasus. Extreme long runner: by August 2013, this story and its sequels ''Eljunbyro'' and ''Innavedr'' are approaching 600 chapters and the word count has passed 600,000. If the author isn't joking, he's planning to write a total of 12 stories of 200 chapters each. Usually, one new chapter is released every day. As of December 2015, this fic is not only still alive and on a daily update schedule, it has also broken the 2.5 ''million'' mark. A staggering work, to be sure.
[=[[reviews:Austraeoh]]=]

''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'' by short skirts and explosions
* Recommended by Ezn, {{Tropers/Sus}}
* ''Synopsis'': My name is [[color:green: Lyra Heartstrings]], and you will not remember me. You won't even remember this conversation. Just like with everypony else I've ever met, everything I do or say will be forgotten. Every letter I've written will appear blank; every piece of evidence I've left behind will end up missing. I'm stuck here in Ponyville because of the same curse that has made me so forgettable. Still, that doesn't stop me from doing the one thing that I love: making music. If my melodies find their way into your heart, then there is still hope for me. If I can't prove that I exist, I can at least prove that my love for each and every one of you exists. Please, listen to my story, my symphony, for it is me.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=BackgroundPony Review here]]

''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' by Capn Chryssalid
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}, Tropers/SgtFrog1, @/{{Canonier}}, @/{{SlightOfHand}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, @/{{Volosa}}, Kavonde, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/YinOverYang, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Grignr}}, @/ArisKatsaris, Tropers/MikeRosoft, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Prince Blueblood is thankful that if nothing else, the Grand Galloping Gala is finally over and that he can put the worst night ever behind him. Unfortunately, fate has other plans in mind when he wakes up in the morning to find out that [[GroundhogDayLoop the Grand Galloping Gala is that night.]] And every night from then on until he can figure out how to truly make it the Best Night Ever for all involved.
* ''Note:'' The plot is lifted wholesale from ''Film/GroundhogDay'', but does well to give it the ''Friendship Is Magic'' spin on things.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheBestNightEver Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Bittersweet}}'' by Nukeiffum
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Guitarskills}}, Tropers/That897Guy, {{@/thenacho}}, {{@/Psyga315}}
* ''Synopsis'': Follows the aftermath of Pinkie Pie dying from diabetes.
* ''Comments'': Amazingly written, but will leave you feeling empty. For anyone looking for a sad but well written story, look no further.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Bittersweet Review here]]

''Fanfic/BodyAndMind'' by Starman Ghost
* Recommended by Tropers/KizunaTallis
* ''Synopsis:'' A lone changeling left behind after the failed invasion of Canterlot has been taken in by the Royal Guard, and both he and ponies find their assumptions about each other challenged.
* ''Comments:'' Written by the same man who wrote Fanfic/TheConversionBureauNotAlone, it's eloquently written from not the perspectives of the ponies but from the changeling, Pincer, whose experiences lead to a challenge in what he's believed in all his life and his effect on the other ponies around him.
[=[[reviews:BodyAndMind]]=]

''Fanfic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' by [=K9TheFirst1=]
* Recommended by: Tropers/DrTempo
* ''Synopsis'': This is a bio of Equestria and its founders, expanding on the canon material IMMENSELY.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ABriefHistoryOfEquestria Review here]]
[=[[reviews:ABriefHistoryOfEquestria]]=]

''FanFic/BrokenSpirit'' by Cryssy-miu
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SomeRandomMook}}
* ''Synopsis'': After a spell gone wrong by Twilight nearly kills a recently-escaped Discord, Fluttershy takes it upon herself to save the spirit, despite all he's done. Will her compassion stir something in the spirit's indifferent heart, or will he always be the enemy she knew?
* ''Comments'': A heartwarming, sometimes sad AU, with an ''excellently'' written Discord. Also has an interesting take on his history with Celestia and Luna.
** HilariousInHindsight with the announcement of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn this episode with the exact situation]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=BrokenSpirit Review here]]

''Fanfic/CadanceOfCloudsdale'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Skywriter Skywriter]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}
* ''Synopsis'': An ongoing series by the same writer of [[Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaHatesTea Princess Celestia Hates Tea]] and [[Fanfic/{{Contraptionology}} Contraptionology]] fame. These short stories document the life of Equestria's youngest princess, Princess Cadance, as she takes on her first royal duties as an ambassador to Cloudsdale.
* ''Comments'': If you religiously guard your {{Fanon}} ideas of Cadance, look elsewhere, but for everyone else, there's a wonderful, character-centric story about one experienced writer's own interpretation of Cadance's development into the beautiful princess she is currently.
[=[[reviews:CadanceOfCloudsdale]]=]

''Fanfic/ACanterlotWeddingAftermath'' by Black Kyurem.
* Recommended by {{@/Psyga315}}
* ''Synopsis'': Sometime after the wedding, Twilight Sparkle begins to have recurring nightmares about what would have happened back at Canterlot. This along with the stress put onto her caused her to develop a PSTD related to the wedding, putting her friendship, morals, and even her sanity into question.
* ''Comments'': Yes, this is yet another AccusationFic set after A Canterlot Wedding. However, where some have played the trope with SweetDreamsFuel and others toy with it through NightmareFuel, this simply drenches it with the tears of readers. Everything the other fics have done, this has done more clear cut, and in a way that would probably be realistic for someone who is known for being a neurotic. Forgotten morals being brought up again? It's Twilight in the middle of her PSTD trying to recall the messages that weren't brought up during the rehearsal. Protests over the failure to prevent the invasion? The citizens were about to attempt a no-confidence motion. Calling out the characters? [[BewareTheNiceOnes It's from the one person we least expect]]. The story is also a pretty good HurtComfortFic too.
[=[[reviews:ACanterlotWeddingAftermath]]=]

''FanFic/CigarettesAndGunmetal'' by Mono Glyph.
* Recommended by Tropers/ErikHowlett
* ''Synopsis:'' "The Solar Kingdom, but not as you know it. Gargantuan skyscrapers line the streets and mechanical transports dot the skies. Artificial constructs reign over most electronics built within the last decade. Mechanical and bioengineered enhancements adorn the body of the modern equine. In short: Sundry tales from a cyberpunk Equestria."
* ''Comments:'' This is one of those stories that hits all of the right notes, especially if you're a fan of {{Cyberpunk}}. ArtificialLimbs, [[{{Transhumanism}} "Transponyism"]], CityNoir, PlayfulHacker Pinkie Pie, CrapsaccharineWorld, and much much more. I definitely recommend giving this a read. '''NeedsWikiMagicLove'''.

''FanFic/TheChangelingOfTheGuard'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/vdrake77 VDrake77]]
* Recommended by @/FringeBenefits
* ''Synopsis'': ''The Changeling of the Guard'' is written from the point of view of Idol Hooves, a very unusual changeling in exile from TheHive. Gifted with curiosity unnatural for his kind, Idol goes on a journey through Equestria in a QuestForIdentity, eventually ending up among Princess Celestia's Royal Guard. Initially set quite some time before Luna's redemption, the author claims that the story will eventually retell the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]] and beyond from a very different perspective.
* ''Comments'': I don't think I've ever seen a changeling fanfic go into quite so much depth about TheHive, its workings, and the details of shapeshifting itself, but those are all just bonuses. At its heart, ''The Changeling of the Guard'' is a damn good story of a misfit DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife, with a sharp attention to detail and a wickedly dry sense of humor. It's excellent so far, and I'm eagerly anticipating more. '''NeedsWikiMagicLove'''.

''FanFic/ChronomistressOutOfTime'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/D.%20G.%20D.%20Davidson D. G. D. Davidson]]

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''Fanfic/TheAbyssalForge'' by Ponydora Prancypants
* Recommended by Tropers/LanceOmikron, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Rarity was certain her troubles with magical gemstones had ended, but an unexpected royal visit soon convinces her otherwise. In order to save an ailing Princess, stop an ancient menace, and avert a disaster that threatens the survival of a lost tribe of ponies, Rarity, Blueblood, and a brave group of friends will travel to strange and foreign lands, and into the fathomless depths beneath tormented seas. In her quest to uncover the secrets of the Abyssal Forge, Rarity will have to use all her charm, wit, and skill—and rely on allies old and new—as the unlikeliest of ponies once again attempts to save the world in style.
* Comments: The sequel to ''Fanfic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn'', and as such is Book Two in the planned ''Adamant Triskelion'' trilogy.
[=[[reviews:TheAbyssalForge]]=]

''Fanfic/AdviceFromPinkiePie'' by [=HopeFox=]
* Recommended by sauronlulz, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity has a new coltfriend, and she couldn't be happier, but she isn't sure what to do if their next date proves more... intimate than the last. She seeks guidance from all of her friends, but the best advice comes from a most unexpected source.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AdviceFromPinkiePie Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/AhAintGotNoAckcent Ah Ain't Got No Ack-Cent!]]'' by Conner Cogwork
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Ardashir}}, Tropers/BlueChameleon, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Rarity is called upon to do a line of outfits for a big agricultural convention, she convinces Applejack to come along as a consultant and help give ideas on designs that would appeal to farmers. But when Rarity repays her with a little makeover, Applejack lets slip her days of living in Manehattan and trying to be sophisticated, which gives Rarity ideas...
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AhAintGotNoAckcent Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Antipodes}}'' by PK
* Recommended by Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Set in the far future after Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished and the sun and moon froze in the sky, Antipodes is the the story of two ponies thrust out into the harsh new world on an adventure to uncover what happened to the world so long ago.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Antipodes Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/AreYouKiddingTheresPornOfUs Are You Kidding?! There's PORN of Us?!]]'' by Brony_Fife
* Recommended by Tropers/OneWayEvil
* ''Synopsis'': Ever since the internet came to Equestria, the inevitable was going to happen. Porn has become easy to come by, and stumble across. Rarity discovers porn made of herself, and becomes disillusioned with her fans. How should she react?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=AreYouKiddingTheresPornOfUs Review here]]

''[[FanFic/TheAssumptionOfApplejackOrAppletheosis The Assumption Of Applejack Or Appletheosis]]'' by Blue Print
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Applejack goes alicorn and doesn't understand the fuss everyone else is making about it.
[=[[reviews:TheAssumptionOfApplejackOrAppletheosis]]=]

''Fanfic/{{Aurora}}'' by [=PonyholicsAnonymous=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': As Celestia leaves Canterlot to serve as a mediator in a foreign crisis, Luna finds herself forced to rule alone for a couple of months. At first the task does not appear to be too difficult, especially with their dearest bookworm friend Twilight Sparkle as a personal advisor. But when a series of ritual murders takes place, they realize that they will have to face the greatest danger to ever threaten the kingdom.
* ''Comments'': It soon makes you think "well, that escalated quickly", yet it keeps escalating, until all shit goes to hell in a handbasket. It's epic.
[=[[reviews:Aurora]]=]

''Fanfic/{{Austraeoh}}'' by Imploding Colon
* Recommended by Tropers/{{gnimotos}}
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash flies east.
* ''Comments'': Epic adventure story featuring our favorite blue pegasus. Extreme long runner: by August 2013, this story and its sequels ''Eljunbyro'' and ''Innavedr'' are approaching 600 chapters and the word count has passed 600,000. If the author isn't joking, he's planning to write a total of 12 stories of 200 chapters each. Usually, one new chapter is released every day. As of December 2015, this fic is not only still alive and on a daily update schedule, it has also broken the 2.5 ''million'' mark. A staggering work, to be sure.
[=[[reviews:Austraeoh]]=]

''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'' by short skirts and explosions
* Recommended by Ezn, {{Tropers/Sus}}
* ''Synopsis'': My name is [[color:green: Lyra Heartstrings]], and you will not remember me. You won't even remember this conversation. Just like with everypony else I've ever met, everything I do or say will be forgotten. Every letter I've written will appear blank; every piece of evidence I've left behind will end up missing. I'm stuck here in Ponyville because of the same curse that has made me so forgettable. Still, that doesn't stop me from doing the one thing that I love: making music. If my melodies find their way into your heart, then there is still hope for me. If I can't prove that I exist, I can at least prove that my love for each and every one of you exists. Please, listen to my story, my symphony, for it is me.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=BackgroundPony Review here]]

''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' by Capn Chryssalid
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}, Tropers/SgtFrog1, @/{{Canonier}}, @/{{SlightOfHand}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, @/{{Volosa}}, Kavonde, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/YinOverYang, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Grignr}}, @/ArisKatsaris, Tropers/MikeRosoft, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Prince Blueblood is thankful that if nothing else, the Grand Galloping Gala is finally over and that he can put the worst night ever behind him. Unfortunately, fate has other plans in mind when he wakes up in the morning to find out that [[GroundhogDayLoop the Grand Galloping Gala is that night.]] And every night from then on until he can figure out how to truly make it the Best Night Ever for all involved.
* ''Note:'' The plot is lifted wholesale from ''Film/GroundhogDay'', but does well to give it the ''Friendship Is Magic'' spin on things.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheBestNightEver Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Bittersweet}}'' by Nukeiffum
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Guitarskills}}, Tropers/That897Guy, {{@/thenacho}}, {{@/Psyga315}}
* ''Synopsis'': Follows the aftermath of Pinkie Pie dying from diabetes.
* ''Comments'': Amazingly written, but will leave you feeling empty. For anyone looking for a sad but well written story, look no further.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Bittersweet Review here]]

''Fanfic/BodyAndMind'' by Starman Ghost
* Recommended by Tropers/KizunaTallis
* ''Synopsis:'' A lone changeling left behind after the failed invasion of Canterlot has been taken in by the Royal Guard, and both he and ponies find their assumptions about each other challenged.
* ''Comments:'' Written by the same man who wrote Fanfic/TheConversionBureauNotAlone, it's eloquently written from not the perspectives of the ponies but from the changeling, Pincer, whose experiences lead to a challenge in what he's believed in all his life and his effect on the other ponies around him.
[=[[reviews:BodyAndMind]]=]

''Fanfic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' by [=K9TheFirst1=]
* Recommended by: Tropers/DrTempo
* ''Synopsis'': This is a bio of Equestria and its founders, expanding on the canon material IMMENSELY.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ABriefHistoryOfEquestria Review here]]
[=[[reviews:ABriefHistoryOfEquestria]]=]

''FanFic/BrokenSpirit'' by Cryssy-miu
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SomeRandomMook}}
* ''Synopsis'': After a spell gone wrong by Twilight nearly kills a recently-escaped Discord, Fluttershy takes it upon herself to save the spirit, despite all he's done. Will her compassion stir something in the spirit's indifferent heart, or will he always be the enemy she knew?
* ''Comments'': A heartwarming, sometimes sad AU, with an ''excellently'' written Discord. Also has an interesting take on his history with Celestia and Luna.
** HilariousInHindsight with the announcement of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn this episode with the exact situation]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=BrokenSpirit Review here]]

''Fanfic/CadanceOfCloudsdale'' by [[http://www.
[[folder:Fics without pages A-J]]
''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Skywriter Skywriter]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}
* ''Synopsis'': An ongoing series by
net/story/67777/1000-years-alone-on-the-moon-an-autobiography-abridged 1000 Years Alone on the same writer of [[Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaHatesTea Princess Celestia Hates Tea]] and [[Fanfic/{{Contraptionology}} Contraptionology]] fame. These short stories document the life of Equestria's youngest princess, Princess Cadance, as she takes on her first royal duties as an ambassador to Cloudsdale.
* ''Comments'': If you religiously guard your {{Fanon}} ideas of Cadance, look elsewhere, but for everyone else, there's a wonderful, character-centric story about one experienced writer's own interpretation of Cadance's development into the beautiful princess she is currently.
[=[[reviews:CadanceOfCloudsdale]]=]

''Fanfic/ACanterlotWeddingAftermath''
Moon - An Autobiography (Abridged)]]'' by Black Kyurem.
* Recommended by {{@/Psyga315}}
* ''Synopsis'': Sometime after the wedding, Twilight Sparkle begins to have recurring nightmares about what would have happened back at Canterlot. This along with the stress put onto her caused her to develop a PSTD related to the wedding, putting her friendship, morals, and even her sanity into question.
* ''Comments'': Yes, this is yet another AccusationFic set after A Canterlot Wedding. However, where some have played the trope with SweetDreamsFuel and others toy with it through NightmareFuel, this simply drenches it with the tears of readers. Everything the other fics have done, this has done more clear cut, and in a way that would probably be realistic for someone who is known for being a neurotic. Forgotten morals being brought up again? It's Twilight in the middle of her PSTD trying to recall the messages that weren't brought up during the rehearsal. Protests over the failure to prevent the invasion? The citizens were about to attempt a no-confidence motion. Calling out the characters? [[BewareTheNiceOnes It's from the one person we least expect]]. The story is also a pretty good HurtComfortFic too.
[=[[reviews:ACanterlotWeddingAftermath]]=]

''FanFic/CigarettesAndGunmetal'' by Mono Glyph.
* Recommended by Tropers/ErikHowlett
* ''Synopsis:'' "The Solar Kingdom, but not as you know it. Gargantuan skyscrapers line the streets and mechanical transports dot the skies. Artificial constructs reign over most electronics built within the last decade. Mechanical and bioengineered enhancements adorn the body of the modern equine. In short: Sundry tales from a cyberpunk Equestria."
* ''Comments:'' This is one of those stories that hits all of the right notes, especially if you're a fan of {{Cyberpunk}}. ArtificialLimbs, [[{{Transhumanism}} "Transponyism"]], CityNoir, PlayfulHacker Pinkie Pie, CrapsaccharineWorld, and much much more. I definitely recommend giving this a read. '''NeedsWikiMagicLove'''.

''FanFic/TheChangelingOfTheGuard'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/vdrake77 VDrake77]]
* Recommended by @/FringeBenefits
* ''Synopsis'': ''The Changeling of the Guard'' is written from the point of view of Idol Hooves, a very unusual changeling in exile from TheHive. Gifted with curiosity unnatural for his kind, Idol goes on a journey through Equestria in a QuestForIdentity, eventually ending up among Princess Celestia's Royal Guard. Initially set quite some time before Luna's redemption, the author claims that the story will eventually retell the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]] and beyond from a very different perspective.
* ''Comments'': I don't think I've ever seen a changeling fanfic go into quite so much depth about TheHive, its workings, and the details of shapeshifting itself, but those are all just bonuses. At its heart, ''The Changeling of the Guard'' is a damn good story of a misfit DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife, with a sharp attention to detail and a wickedly dry sense of humor. It's excellent so far, and I'm eagerly anticipating more. '''NeedsWikiMagicLove'''.

''FanFic/ChronomistressOutOfTime'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/D.%20G.%20D.%20Davidson D. G. D. Davidson]]
Just Horsing Around



* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Minuette's cutie mark is a hourglass, and so, she is destined to enter the ranks of the mysterious and powerful Chronomasters. After finishing her education she remains under the tutelage of Time Turner, until one day her teacher is in dire need of rescue. Can one simple mare brave the nest of the changelings?
* ''Comments'': Features great writing and a fresh perspective on the characters.

''Fanfic/{{Composure}}'' by Varanus
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/Molotov}}
* ''Synopsis'': The LighterAndSofter take on the same premise of FanFic/{{Eternal}}. It explores the relationship between Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia long after the series has ended.
* ''Comments'': It's only partway done and updates happen only occasionally.

''Fanfic/{{Contraptionology}}'' by Skywriter
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/Xfuture}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A MadScientist arrives in town, teaching a way to link talent with power using complex machinery. Applejack, feeling overshadowed by Twilight, is at first happy with this, but that fades when the good doctor drugs the town into being obsessed with SCIENCE! Can Applejack overcome insane townsponies, animal mecha, Nightmare Scoot, and her own demons? Or will she succumb... to '''Contraptionology?'''
* ''Comments'': A CrackFic in the finest sense of the term, cleverly mixing hilarity and poignancy.
[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Contraptionology Review here.]]


''[[Fanfic/CrisisEquestria CRISIS: Equestria]]'' by GanonFLCL, assisted by The Living Couch, Bee Are, and Devnator
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TheNerfGuy}} and Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle and her friends find themselves in another universe, and their very being there threatens to tear their own world apart. They must find their way home, with the help of some new-found friends. But their quest is not without its obstacles, and this new world is ready to test their courage and their strength to their fullest...
* Comments: Very well written, has a great plot, and has that feel you get when traveling into the unknown.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=CrisisEquestria Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' by Sergeant Sprinkles
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Salnax1}}, {{Tropers/keelzbunny}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': One day, Rainbow Dash visits Pinkie Pie at Sugarcube Corner. After eating one of Pinkie's cupcakes though, she gets more than she bargained for. Warning: [[NightmareFuel grimdark]] [[UpToEleven as]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]. Contains scenes of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil explicit violence and gore]]; children and weak-stomached adults need not enter. This story is of interest as one of the most notorious shockfics in the fandom.
* Comments: In the extremely likely event that you need an antidote, FanFic/TheLightInTheDarkness is recommended below. There's also a lot of other alternate endings written, such as [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8b-ehUrDPv8/TmOtfZrX_yI/AAAAAAAACVc/0D1mE-D9lxM/s1600/f75ded8dd21dae25cf69217a6053bd7c.png this one.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Cupcakes Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheCupcakeChronicles'', by milesprower06 and Ace2401.
* Recommended by Epesi and amimizunofan22
* ''Synopsis'': What do you do when you survive an experience so horrific, it changes your life forever? A last minute rescue saves Rainbow Dash from certain death in the basement of Sugarcube Corner. Now, the broken and scarred Pegasus must come to terms with what Pinkie has done to her, try and find out why their friend committed these unspeakable atrocities, and find a way to move on.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheCupcakeChronicles Review here]]

''FanFic/{{The Cutie Mark Crusaders Bring About The Apocalypse}}''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': While researching cutie marks at Twilight Sparkle's library, the Crusaders find an ancient book of spells hidden in the floor. Naturally they open it.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheCutieMarkCrusadersBringAboutTheApocalypse Review here]]

''FanFic/ADreamOfDawn''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Nightmare Moon rejects her chance at redemption and destroys the Elements of Harmony. Unfortunately for Nightmare Moon the disruption caused by her Eternal Night results in Discord escaping his prison. When he overthrows Nightmare Moon and ends Eternal Night, Discord finds himself in the strange position of being hailed as a savior. Can Twilight Sparkle guide him into being a better ruler?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=ADreamOfDawn Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheElementsOfGaming'' by Ryden and Xephfyre
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kytseo}}, {{Tropers/y2k}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria's tech heads have created an [[{{Xbox360}} Xbox 360]], and [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] has tasked the mane cast to beta test it (starting with a session of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'').
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheElementsOfGaming Review here]]

''FanFic/TheEndOfPonies'' by short skirts and explosions
* Recommended by Tropers/{{MetroidMewtwo}}, Ezn
* ''Synopsis'': A horrible Cataclysm has turned all of Equestria into a Wasteland of barren ash and twilight desolation. The Sun and the Moon have been destroyed. Everypony has died -- including Princesses Luna and Celestia. But one pony miraculously survives; she is a lone wanderer, the last of her kind, surrounded by menacing creatures that hate her. She navigates the Wastes in an airship and scavenges off the blighted landscape to keep herself alive.\\
Then one day she meets an old companion who grants her a gift, the chance to go back in time to the warm and sunny days of Ponyville, where her dead friends live in happiness. How far will the last pony venture into these joyous days of Equestria, even if she fully knows that there is no way to change the horrible fate of everypony she loves?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheEndOfPonies Review here]]

''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'' by Hoofry_Poneigher
* Recommended by Tropers/{{arcrider_355}}
* ''Synopsis'': The truth is revealed! From award* winning writer of such academic essays as “Soylent Green is Ponies” and “A Fragrant Offense: Princess Luna and the Invasion of Privacy”, third year University of Canterlot student, Loose Change, has finished her magnum opus, uncovering the secrets of Equestrian history, spanning from the Pre-Equestrian Age to the rise of Princess Twilight Sparkle.\\
Famously noted for causing her professor to laugh so hard he broke a wing while marking it, this revisionist abuse of history reveals the true lies and untold lie-truths behind the reign of Celestia, and Equestria as a whole.
* Comments: Just a fun, interesting take on Equestrian history. An entertaining read.

''Fanfic/TheEmptyRoom'' by Wanderer D
* Recommended by @/{{Forkinyoureye}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, {{@/thenacho}}
* ''Synopsis'': Luna feels something weird when walking through Canterlot and finally, with Celestia's help, manages to discover what it is. But what does it mean?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheEmptyRoom Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheEquestrianCivilServiceSeries'' by GhostOfHeraclitus
* Recommended by Tropers/Subzero008, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Dotted Line, cabinet secretary of the Equestrian Civil Service, does in no particular order: Does paperwork, get infested by an EldritchAbomination, lie to reporters, valiantly fight off custard and jam, swears at his boss, prepare for a surprise visit of the worst sort, deal with bratty teenage goddesses, charge an EldritchAbomination, celebrates Hearthwarming, and does more paperwork.
* ''Comments'': The writing in this series is simply fantastic, with many readers comparing it to the style of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, full of dry wit in the face of absurdity. The author set out to present his characters as "heroic bureaucrats" and ably succeeded in Dotted Line, a short-tempered but determined Cabinet Secretary and one of the best [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] of all time.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheEquestrianCivilServiceSeries Review here]].

''Fanfic/EquestriaTotalWar'' by emkajii
* Recommended by Tropers/CommandoDude, Tropers/LanceOmikron
* ''Synopsis'': War comes to Equestria: with despair, with starvation, with suffering and with sacrifice. And the ponies must learn how to keep true to their values while surviving not just the rigors of battle, but the desolation of total war.
* ''Comments'': Dark, but not grim, does an excellent job at balancing despair and hope. Illustrates well the effect war has on the ponies of a peaceful country, who have never experienced hardship.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=EquestriaTotalWar Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Eternal}}'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic device heretic]]
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo, Qaianna, Celeloriel, Ombranox, Nights
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Many years after sending her beloved protégée to Ponyville, unease sits heavily on the heart of Equestria's Sun Princess, as her relationship with Twilight Sparkle seems to have cooled despite all they've accomplished together. On the advice of her sister, she sets out to investigate and resolve the lost connection with her most faithful student. But a grave sin from a distant past finally catches up with Celestia, and threatens to drive them apart forever.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Eternal Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/FaithAndDoubt Faith and Doubt]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/defender2222 defender2222]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DontKillBugs, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, {{Tropers/Psyga315}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After her outburst during the Canterlot Wedding Fiasco, Twilight's mind, in a very dark place, finally breaks. Not into a homicidal rage- she simply does not care anymore. With Twilight no longer wishing to be part of Friendship or Harmony, it's up to her friends and family to undo the damage they've done.
* ''Comments'': An ''amazing'' story that, aside from pointing out the flaws with the Canterlot Wedding Fiasco, also features one of the Mane Six being broken ''without'' becoming the stock homicidal killer. It should also be noted that, while everyone is shown to have made mistakes, no one is shown to be completely at fault- the story makes it abundantly clear that Twilight's mind is focusing entirely on the bad and ignoring the good.
[=[[reviews:FaithAndDoubt]]=]

''Fanfic/TheFirstOfMany'' by [=NotARealPonydotcom=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle is stressed, for some very good reasons: it's only been a few weeks since she was moved to Canterlot Castle to assume control of the duties of a princess, and she's still getting used to the constant stream of paperwork; she's trying to figure out when and how she'll be able to see her Ponyville friends again; and, to top it off, her first day off from princess duty is the night of her first date. So, seeing her obvious stress, Twilight's one and only BBBFF Shining Armor decided to tell her how his life started down the road leading to his crowning Prince of the Crystal Empire...
* ''Comments'': A wondeful short-but-sweet story about the first date of Shining Armor in Princess Cadance. Setting their story as [[FramingDevice a story Shining tells Twilight]] to calm her down works perfectly, giving even more sibling-love heartwarming next to romantic-love heartwarming. This story strikes has just the right balance between prose and plot progression, humorous and heartwarming, and it's a must-read for anyone who likes Cadance or Shining Armor.

''FanFic/TheFirstStepsOfTheRestOfYourLife'' by Rhino
* Recommended by Missingno45
* ''Synopsis'': College, most see it as that time in your life that you struggle through to make the rest of your life easier, but what happens once you're out of it? For some ponies, they have a job lined up, they move somewhere new, and go into a daily routine of just living life. Others seem to have life thrust upon them in ways they will never expect, but everypony is different right? Whoever said life gets boring once all the prep is done was wrong. Follow the day to day misadventures of a group of ponies starting what some would call the prime of their lives, a time when anything can happen. From the day to day jobs, to meeting new friends, to maybe some romance, and of course the crazy adventures you come to expect from the town of Ponyville. Yes, some say college is the way to prepare for your life, but many wise ponies will tell, as with many things... "The end of one adventure is only the beginning of another."
* ''Comments'': Original character slice-of-life done right. Excellent characterization and writing techniques, with only a few grammar and spelling errors as its only downfall.

''FanFic/FlashFog'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Kwakerjak Kwakerjak]]
* Recommended by @/KhymChanur, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy received her certification as a fog specialist, she only wanted a plausible excuse to write off the expenses associated with her ground-based house on her taxes. However, when an accident in Cloudsdale sends a blanket of industrial-grade clouds rolling towards Ponyville, Fluttershy suddenly finds herself in charge of coordinating the response, mostly because she's the ''only'' fog specialist in the area. Can our heroine step up to the challenge at hoof, or will she risk facing the wrath of the Equestrian Revenue Service?
[=[[reviews:FlashFog]]=]

''Fanfic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn'' by Ponydora Prancypants
* Recommended by Tropers/LanceOmikron and Tropers/Kavonde, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity's exploits in "Sweet and Elite" set in motion a chain of events that will find the unicorn dressmaker taking part in the greatest airship race in the world, the Alicorn's Cup. Excitement will give way to terror, as Rarity soon finds herself the victim of a plot against Equestria, and shipwrecked far from home with her least favorite stallion, the boorish Prince Blueblood. Rarity will learn of treachery in Canterlot and abroad, and will have search for something of substance beneath the prince's obnoxious veneer as she struggles to not only save herself, but her entire nation.
* Comments: Book One of a planned trilogy called ''The Adamant Triskelion''. ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/74410/the-abyssal-forge The Abyssal Forge]]'' is Book Two.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheFlightOfTheAlicorn Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/FriendshipIsEmpathy Friendship is Empathy]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle realizes that Rainbow Dash has been keeping a secret from her ever since the Mare Do Well incident. When she goes to confront her about it, she finds out more than she bargained for. And then Twilight reveals that she's been keeping something from her friends ever since the Royal Wedding. Now everything is out there; harsh words have been spoken and a once strong friendship hangs in the balance.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsEmpathy]]=]

''FanFic/FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt'' by [[http://http://silverviper2134.deviantart.com Silverviper2134]]

to:

* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Minuette's cutie mark is a hourglass, and so, she is destined to enter the ranks of the mysterious and powerful Chronomasters. After finishing her education she remains under the tutelage of Time Turner, until one day her teacher is in dire need of rescue. Can one simple mare brave the nest of the changelings?
* ''Comments'': Features great writing and a fresh perspective on the characters.

''Fanfic/{{Composure}}'' by Varanus
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/Molotov}}
* ''Synopsis'': The LighterAndSofter take on the same premise of FanFic/{{Eternal}}. It explores the relationship between Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia long after the series has ended.
* ''Comments'': It's only partway done and updates happen only occasionally.

''Fanfic/{{Contraptionology}}'' by Skywriter
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/Xfuture}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
Completed
* ''Synopsis'': ''Synopsis:'' A MadScientist arrives in town, teaching a way humorous one-shot fanfic where we learn what, exactly, Luna was doing to link talent with power using complex machinery. Applejack, feeling overshadowed by Twilight, is at first happy with this, but that fades when pass the good doctor drugs time on the town into being obsessed with SCIENCE! Can Applejack overcome insane townsponies, animal mecha, Nightmare Scoot, and her own demons? Or will she succumb... to '''Contraptionology?'''
* ''Comments'': A CrackFic in the finest sense of the term, cleverly mixing hilarity and poignancy.
[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Contraptionology Review here.]]


''[[Fanfic/CrisisEquestria CRISIS: Equestria]]'' by GanonFLCL, assisted by The Living Couch, Bee Are, and Devnator
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TheNerfGuy}} and Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle and her friends find themselves in another universe, and their very being there threatens to tear their own world apart. They must find their way home, with the help of some new-found friends. But their quest is not without its obstacles, and this new world is ready to test their courage and their strength to their fullest...
* Comments: Very well written, has a great plot, and has that feel you get when traveling into the unknown.
Moon.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=CrisisEquestria php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=1000YearsAloneOnTheMoonAnAutobiographyAbridged Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' by Sergeant Sprinkles
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Salnax1}}, {{Tropers/keelzbunny}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': One day, Rainbow Dash visits Pinkie Pie at Sugarcube Corner. After eating one of Pinkie's cupcakes though, she gets more than she bargained for. Warning: [[NightmareFuel grimdark]] [[UpToEleven as]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]. Contains scenes of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil explicit violence and gore]]; children and weak-stomached adults need not enter. This story is of interest as one of the most notorious shockfics in the fandom.
* Comments: In the extremely likely event that you need an antidote, FanFic/TheLightInTheDarkness is recommended below. There's also a lot of other alternate endings written, such as [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8b-ehUrDPv8/TmOtfZrX_yI/AAAAAAAACVc/0D1mE-D9lxM/s1600/f75ded8dd21dae25cf69217a6053bd7c.png this one.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Cupcakes Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheCupcakeChronicles'', by milesprower06 and Ace2401.
* Recommended by Epesi and amimizunofan22
* ''Synopsis'': What do you do when you survive an experience so horrific, it changes your life forever? A last minute rescue saves Rainbow Dash from certain death in the basement of Sugarcube Corner. Now, the broken and scarred Pegasus must come to terms with what Pinkie has done to her, try and find out why their friend committed these unspeakable atrocities, and find a way to move on.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheCupcakeChronicles Review here]]

''FanFic/{{The Cutie Mark Crusaders Bring About The Apocalypse}}''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': While researching cutie marks at Twilight Sparkle's library, the Crusaders find an ancient book of spells hidden in the floor. Naturally they open it.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheCutieMarkCrusadersBringAboutTheApocalypse Review here]]

''FanFic/ADreamOfDawn''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Nightmare Moon rejects her chance at redemption and destroys the Elements of Harmony. Unfortunately for Nightmare Moon the disruption caused by her Eternal Night results in Discord escaping his prison. When he overthrows Nightmare Moon and ends Eternal Night, Discord finds himself in the strange position of being hailed as a savior. Can Twilight Sparkle guide him into being a better ruler?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=ADreamOfDawn Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheElementsOfGaming'' by Ryden and Xephfyre
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kytseo}}, {{Tropers/y2k}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria's tech heads have created an [[{{Xbox360}} Xbox 360]], and [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] has tasked the mane cast to beta test it (starting with a session of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'').
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheElementsOfGaming Review here]]

''FanFic/TheEndOfPonies'' by short skirts and explosions
* Recommended by Tropers/{{MetroidMewtwo}}, Ezn
* ''Synopsis'': A horrible Cataclysm has turned all of Equestria into a Wasteland of barren ash and twilight desolation. The Sun and the Moon have been destroyed. Everypony has died -- including Princesses Luna and Celestia. But one pony miraculously survives; she is a lone wanderer, the last of her kind, surrounded by menacing creatures that hate her. She navigates the Wastes in an airship and scavenges off the blighted landscape to keep herself alive.\\
Then one day she meets an old companion who grants her a gift, the chance to go back in time to the warm and sunny days of Ponyville, where her dead friends live in happiness. How far will the last pony venture into these joyous days of Equestria, even if she fully knows that there is no way to change the horrible fate of everypony she loves?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheEndOfPonies Review here]]

''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'' by Hoofry_Poneigher
* Recommended by Tropers/{{arcrider_355}}
* ''Synopsis'': The truth is revealed! From award* winning writer of such academic essays as “Soylent Green is Ponies” and “A Fragrant Offense: Princess Luna and the Invasion of Privacy”, third year University of Canterlot student, Loose Change, has finished her magnum opus, uncovering the secrets of Equestrian history, spanning from the Pre-Equestrian Age to the rise of Princess Twilight Sparkle.\\
Famously noted for causing her professor to laugh so hard he broke a wing while marking it, this revisionist abuse of history reveals the true lies and untold lie-truths behind the reign of Celestia, and Equestria as a whole.
* Comments: Just a fun, interesting take on Equestrian history. An entertaining read.

''Fanfic/TheEmptyRoom'' by Wanderer D
* Recommended by @/{{Forkinyoureye}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, {{@/thenacho}}
* ''Synopsis'': Luna feels something weird when walking through Canterlot and finally, with Celestia's help, manages to discover what it is. But what does it mean?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheEmptyRoom Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheEquestrianCivilServiceSeries'' by GhostOfHeraclitus
* Recommended by Tropers/Subzero008, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Dotted Line, cabinet secretary of the Equestrian Civil Service, does in no particular order: Does paperwork, get infested by an EldritchAbomination, lie to reporters, valiantly fight off custard and jam, swears at his boss, prepare for a surprise visit of the worst sort, deal with bratty teenage goddesses, charge an EldritchAbomination, celebrates Hearthwarming, and does more paperwork.
* ''Comments'': The writing in this series is simply fantastic, with many readers comparing it to the style of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, full of dry wit in the face of absurdity. The author set out to present his characters as "heroic bureaucrats" and ably succeeded in Dotted Line, a short-tempered but determined Cabinet Secretary and one of the best [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] of all time.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TheEquestrianCivilServiceSeries Review here]].

''Fanfic/EquestriaTotalWar'' by emkajii
* Recommended by Tropers/CommandoDude, Tropers/LanceOmikron
* ''Synopsis'': War comes to Equestria: with despair, with starvation, with suffering and with sacrifice. And the ponies must learn how to keep true to their values while surviving not just the rigors of battle, but the desolation of total war.
* ''Comments'': Dark, but not grim, does an excellent job at balancing despair and hope. Illustrates well the effect war has on the ponies of a peaceful country, who have never experienced hardship.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=EquestriaTotalWar Review here]]

''FanFic/{{Eternal}}'' by [[http://www.
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic device heretic]]
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo, Qaianna, Celeloriel, Ombranox, Nights
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Many years after sending her beloved protégée to Ponyville, unease sits heavily on the heart of Equestria's Sun Princess, as her relationship with Twilight Sparkle seems to have cooled despite all they've accomplished together. On the advice of her sister, she sets out to investigate and resolve the lost connection with her most faithful student. But a grave sin from a distant past finally catches up with Celestia, and threatens to drive them apart forever.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Eternal Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/FaithAndDoubt Faith and Doubt]]''
net/story/144314/adjacency Adjacency]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/defender2222 defender2222]]
net/user/Frission Frission]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DontKillBugs, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, {{Tropers/Psyga315}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
{{@/Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After her outburst during the Canterlot Wedding Fiasco, Twilight's mind, in a very dark place, finally breaks. Not into a homicidal rage- she simply does not care anymore. With When Princess Twilight no longer wishing Sparkle's attempts to be part of Friendship or Harmony, it's up to her friends and family to undo research the damage they've done.
* ''Comments'': An ''amazing'' story that, aside
dimensional mirror hits a road block, she receives unexpected aid from pointing out the flaws with the Canterlot Wedding Fiasco, also features one of the Mane Six being broken ''without'' becoming the stock homicidal killer. It should also be noted that, while everyone is shown to have made mistakes, no one is shown to be completely at fault- the story makes it abundantly clear that Twilight's mind is focusing entirely on the bad and ignoring the good.
[=[[reviews:FaithAndDoubt]]=]

''Fanfic/TheFirstOfMany'' by [=NotARealPonydotcom=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle is stressed, for some very good reasons: it's only been a few weeks since she was moved to Canterlot Castle to assume control of the duties of a princess, and she's still getting used to the constant stream of paperwork; she's trying to figure out when and how she'll be able to see
her former rival Trixie, who has returned to Ponyville friends again; and, to top it off, in the hopes of getting her first day off from princess duty is the night of her first date. So, seeing her obvious stress, Twilight's one and only BBBFF Shining Armor decided to tell her how his life started down the road leading to his crowning Prince of the Crystal Empire...
* ''Comments'': A wondeful short-but-sweet story about the first date of Shining Armor in Princess Cadance. Setting
back on track. Although their story as [[FramingDevice experiment is a story Shining tells Twilight]] to calm her down works perfectly, giving even more sibling-love heartwarming next to romantic-love heartwarming. This story success, disaster strikes has just and the right balance between prose and plot progression, humorous and heartwarming, and it's a must-read for anyone who likes Cadance or Shining Armor.

''FanFic/TheFirstStepsOfTheRestOfYourLife'' by Rhino
* Recommended by Missingno45
* ''Synopsis'': College, most see it as that time in your life that you struggle through to make the rest of your life easier, but what happens once you're out of it? For some ponies, they have a job lined up, they move somewhere new, and go into a daily routine of just living life. Others seem to have life thrust upon
unicorn duo's magic potential is taken from them in ways they will never expect, but everypony is different right? Whoever said life gets boring once all and spread among the prep is done was wrong. Follow alternate worlds. Together, Twilight and Trixie must now explore the day multiverse to day misadventures of a group of ponies starting what some would call the prime of their lives, a time when anything can happen. From the day to day jobs, to meeting new friends, to maybe some romance, and of course the crazy adventures you come to expect from the town of Ponyville. Yes, some say college is the way to prepare for your life, but many wise ponies will tell, as with many things... "The end of one adventure is only the beginning of another."
* ''Comments'': Original character slice-of-life done right. Excellent characterization and writing techniques, with only a few grammar and spelling errors as its only downfall.

''FanFic/FlashFog'' by [[http://www.
restore themselves.
[=[[reviews:Adjacency]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Kwakerjak Kwakerjak]]
* Recommended by @/KhymChanur, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy received her certification as a fog specialist, she only wanted a plausible excuse to write off the expenses associated with her ground-based house on her taxes. However, when an accident in Cloudsdale sends a blanket of industrial-grade clouds rolling towards Ponyville, Fluttershy suddenly finds herself in charge of coordinating the response, mostly because she's the ''only'' fog specialist in the area. Can our heroine step up to the challenge at hoof, or will she risk facing the wrath
net/story/15942/The-Adventures-of-the-Elementals The Adventures of the Equestrian Revenue Service?
[=[[reviews:FlashFog]]=]

''Fanfic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn''
Elementals]] '' by Ponydora Prancypants
* Recommended by Tropers/LanceOmikron and Tropers/Kavonde, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity's exploits in "Sweet and Elite" set in motion a chain of events that will find the unicorn dressmaker taking part in the greatest airship race in the world, the Alicorn's Cup. Excitement will give way to terror, as Rarity soon finds herself the victim of a plot against Equestria, and shipwrecked far from home with her least favorite stallion, the boorish Prince Blueblood. Rarity will learn of treachery in Canterlot and abroad, and will have search for something of substance beneath the prince's obnoxious veneer as she struggles to not only save herself, but her entire nation.
* Comments: Book One of a planned trilogy called ''The Adamant Triskelion''. ''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/74410/the-abyssal-forge The Abyssal Forge]]'' is Book Two.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheFlightOfTheAlicorn Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/FriendshipIsEmpathy Friendship is Empathy]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle realizes that Rainbow Dash has been keeping a secret from her ever since the Mare Do Well incident. When she goes to confront her about it, she finds out more than she bargained for. And then Twilight reveals that she's been keeping something from her friends ever since the Royal Wedding. Now everything is out there; harsh words have been spoken and a once strong friendship hangs in the balance.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsEmpathy]]=]

''FanFic/FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt'' by [[http://http://silverviper2134.deviantart.com Silverviper2134]]
net/user/AutoKnight01 AutoKnight01]]



* ''Synopsis'': It's been a year since Discord's been returned to his stone prison. However, some of his magic was able to seep out. With nothing better to do, he sends out six bits of magic to six certain ponies… and before they know it, they're pregnant!
[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt Review here]]

''Fanfic/FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts'' by Grey Prophet
* Recommended by {{Tropers/hellrider}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A heated confrontation with Celestia over her portrayal as Nightmare Moon and her sister's authoritarianism leads Luna to search for answers about the past, unwittingly tangling Twilight and her friends into a cosmic struggle between order and liberty.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts Review here]]

''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RealityCheck RealityCheck]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ZarPaulus, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight gets Starswirl's spell right the first time, causing all six Elements to ascend at once. But Celestia and Luna still need more alicorns for their plan to end mortality, so they send the six new Princesses out to find more. Though Luna would prefer that they focus on finding some alicorn ''stallions''.
* Notes: Nicely inverts the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortality sucks]] trope that seems particularly endemic to MLP fanfics, the princesses are tired of burying their loved ones but they'd much rather make everypony else immortal than the alternative.
* A sequel to the short fic ''FanFic/PartingWords'', though not required.

''[[FanFic/EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' by Eakin
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo, @/ArisKatsaris, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot, and she just died. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here. Given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears she's going to fix all this even if it kills her. Which it will. Frequently.
* ''Comments:'' A darker and action-packed equivalent of ''Film/GroundhogDay'' for those of you that enjoy your [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]].
** Now has two sequels: ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/82419/a-stitch-in-time A Stitch in Time]]'', where Twilight tries to fix the damage her spell caused to space-time with the aid of Star Swirl the Bearded, and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/112831/you-can-fight-fate You Can Fight Fate]]'', set around a threat posed by the Elements of Harmony which Star Swirl has discovered. It also has a DarkerAndEdgier companion story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'' which explores the AlternateUniverse shown in the first and second stories in the trilogy.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=EakinsHardReset Review here]]

''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'' by Shadow Raikou and Godzillawolf
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': The once "great and powerful" traveling magician Trixie is reduced to abject poverty, her career completely ruined after the Ursa Minor incident. And while Twilight Sparkle tries to help redeem her name, a mysterious and very wealthy businessmare seems to be particularly keen on keeping her down. Just what is their connection, and what are her intentions?
* ''Comments'': It starts a bit weak. And it's annoying how Trixie doesn't relent on her illeism. But the amount of detail in the writing is quite impressive - there are even lyrics, as if it was a script for a musical episode, and the mindgames in the final chapter are breathtaking.
[=[[reviews:Trixie'sGettin'BackOnHerHooves]]=]

''FanFic/AHairyProblem'' by [=BlueBastard=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis:'' Applejack's got a slight problem. The kind of problem that she really can't turn to her family and friends for help. Unfortunately for her, ponies are already starting to figure out what it is...and it's not going to be easy for the Element of Lycanthrop...Honesty.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AHairyProblem Review here]]

''FanFic/HarpflankAndSweets'' by Arcainum
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Bugsydor}}, Tropers/{{Sus}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Lyra and Bon Bon defend the bustling metropolis of Metropony City from Luna and her villainous henchpony Trixie's army of robots using only their wits, friendship and arsenal of heavy weaponry. Can they keep Metropony safe for yet another week? Find out in this exciting episode of...HARPFLANK AND SWEETS.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=HarpflankAndSweets Review here]]

''FanFic/HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel'' by Nicknack
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cantrop}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Gilda has been ostracized from her family for many years now, and her life has reached a stale, meaningless doldrum. The only thing she still remembers being happy about is her friend from Flight Camp. When Rainbow Dash invites her to visit, she is overjoyed. But things do not go entirely as planned...
** Its sequel, Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames, has its own page now.
[=[[reviews:HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel]]=]

''FanFic/{{Hiatus}}'' by Vargras

to:

* ''Synopsis'': It's been a year since Discord's been returned to his stone prison. However, some Twilight's library is chock full of his magic was able to seep out. With nothing better to do, he sends out six bits of magic to six certain ponies… and before they know it, they're pregnant!
[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt Review here]]

''Fanfic/FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts'' by Grey Prophet
* Recommended by {{Tropers/hellrider}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A heated confrontation
books. And her life along with Celestia over all of her portrayal as Nightmare Moon and her sister's authoritarianism leads Luna to search for answers friends are about to be turned upside down. When she stumbles across a secret area in her library she never knew existed, she finds an old book along with a letter hidden in the past, unwittingly tangling pages. Now Twilight and her friends into set out on a cosmic struggle between order journey to find six more ponies who come from the country that neighbors Equestria from the East. Alamante. The land of elements and liberty.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts Review here]]

''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'' by [[http://www.
a place where everypony has a unique gift over one of the six elements of nature. Wind, fire, ice, plasma, water, and earth.\\
Once found, Twilight, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie must learn to use the Elements of Harmony and combine them with the forces of the six Elements of Nature. Join up with Twilight and her gang along with Typhoon, Terra, Agua, Gem, Pyro, and Cryo as they work together to try and save Equestria from an evil force thought to be gone, and learn a friendship lesson none of them ever thought imaginable.
[=[[reviews:TheAdventuresOfTheElementals]]=]

''An Affliction Of The Heart'' ([[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/RealityCheck RealityCheck]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ZarPaulus, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight gets Starswirl's spell right the first time, causing all six Elements to ascend at once. But Celestia and Luna still need more alicorns for their plan to end mortality, so they send the six new Princesses out to find more. Though Luna would prefer that they focus on finding some alicorn ''stallions''.
* Notes: Nicely inverts the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortality sucks]] trope that seems particularly endemic to MLP fanfics, the princesses are tired of burying their loved ones but they'd much rather make everypony else immortal than the alternative.
* A sequel to the short fic ''FanFic/PartingWords'', though not required.

''[[FanFic/EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' by Eakin
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo, @/ArisKatsaris, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot, and she just died. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here. Given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears she's going to fix all this even if it kills her. Which it will. Frequently.
* ''Comments:'' A darker and action-packed equivalent of ''Film/GroundhogDay'' for those of you that enjoy your [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]].
** Now has two sequels: ''[[http://www.
net/story/60491/ Volume 1]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/82419/a-stitch-in-time A Stitch in Time]]'', where Twilight tries to fix the damage her spell caused to space-time with the aid of Star Swirl the Bearded, and ''[[http://www.net/story/72201/ 2]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/112831/you-can-fight-fate You Can Fight Fate]]'', set around a threat posed by the Elements of Harmony which Star Swirl has discovered. It also has a DarkerAndEdgier companion story ''[[http://www.net/story/87474/ 3]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'' which explores the AlternateUniverse shown in the first and second stories in the trilogy.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=EakinsHardReset Review here]]

''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves''
net/story/133700/ 4]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/227839/ 5]]) by Shadow Raikou and Godzillawolf
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Anonymous%20Pegasus Anonymous Pegasus]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}
{{@/NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': The once "great After the failed invasion, the orders were to hand any captured changeling to the Royal Guard for public execution. However, when a guard finds a small, seriously wounded one, he takes pity on the poor thing and powerful" traveling magician Trixie is reduced decides to abject poverty, keep her career completely ruined after as a prisoner in his own home instead. But, as changelings will starve without a steady intake of love, she has to show him just how cunning (and kinky) a changeling can be.
* ''Comments'': This is, right now,
the Ursa Minor incident. And while Twilight Sparkle tries to help redeem top rated changeling story at Fimfiction. It is ''that'' good.
[=[[reviews:AnAfflictionOfTheHeart]]=]

''[[http://aleximusprime.deviantart.com/art/quot-After-the-Gala-quot-255397965 After the Gala]]'' by [=AleximusPrime=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the horrible night at the Grand Galloping Gala, the group console and comfort one another with Princess Celestia's help. Good friends can make even the worst of times happy.
[=[[reviews:AfterTheGala]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19341/Alicorn Alicorn]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Aldea%20Donder Aldea Donder]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash usually had
her name, head in the clouds, but she always thought she knew up from down. When an incredible revelation sends her life into a mysterious tailspin, she finds herself at the mercy of emotions she never thought she had, faced with hard questions and very wealthy businessmare seems impossible choices. What is the importance of family? Of bloodlines? Of sacrifice? What does it truly mean to be particularly keen on keeping alicorn?
* ''Comments'': A sequel to [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/ Fairy-Slayer]]'s [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Mommy-Nearest-195124067 MLP:FiM - Mommy Nearest]], this fic, and its author, are just fantastic. The characterizations of the ponies remain incredibly true to the show, and the OCs are well-crafted. The plot is interesting and gripping. The writing takes the cake, it is quite simply amazing. Aldea Donder took a weird, "out there" concept like Rainbow Dash being Celestia's daughter and makes it work. This fic is arguably better than the fic that inspired it, which itself is fairly good.
[=[[reviews:Alicorn]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7203405/1/The_Kindness_of_Strangers All Good Things]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7447500/1/Family Bonds Of Eternity]]'', and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7672970/1/The_Ponyville_Horror Ashes To Ashes]]''[[note]]Links lead to first entry in the series[[/note]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3085049/Wheller Wheller]].
* Recommended by Tropers/MugenKagemaru
* ''Synopsis'': When a new pony stumbles into the town of Ponyville early one morning, it sets off a chain of events best described as another entry in the eternal struggle between Order and Chaos. Oh, and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] shows up in some of the parts of ''All Good Things''. Go figure.
[=[[reviews:MyLittlePonyFanficsByWheller]]=] (If you have a better title, please input it in place of this one.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7605924/1/All_of_a_Fluttershy All of a Fluttershy]]'' by [=ImpossibleNumbers=]
* Recommended by Tropers/BlueChameleon
* ''Synopsis'': When Applejack discovers that a thief has been stealing
her down. Just what prized apples, she looks for help in capturing the culprit. Fluttershy is their connection, and what are her intentions?
eager to step in, but she's been acting very oddly of late...
* ''Comments'': It starts has a bit weak. And it's annoying how Trixie doesn't relent on her illeism. But nice OriginalFlavour and plenty of laughs, with some great interactions between Fluttershy and Applejack, and a gripping finale. The chase scene at the amount of detail in the writing beginning is quite impressive - there are even lyrics, as if it was a script for a musical episode, and the mindgames in the final chapter are breathtaking.
[=[[reviews:Trixie'sGettin'BackOnHerHooves]]=]

''FanFic/AHairyProblem''
particularly good fun to read.
[=[[reviews:AllOfAFluttershy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78974/all-that-glitters-is-gold All That Glitters is Gold]]''
by [=BlueBastard=]
Buchephalus
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis:'' Applejack's got a slight problem. The kind of problem that she really can't turn to her family and friends for help. Unfortunately for her, ponies are already starting to figure out what it is...and it's not going to be easy for the Element of Lycanthrop...Honesty.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AHairyProblem Review here]]

''FanFic/HarpflankAndSweets'' by Arcainum
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Bugsydor}}, Tropers/{{Sus}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Lyra and Bon Bon defend the bustling metropolis of Metropony City from Luna and her villainous henchpony Trixie's army of robots using only their wits, friendship and arsenal of heavy weaponry. Can they keep Metropony safe for yet another week? Find out in this exciting episode of...HARPFLANK AND SWEETS.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=HarpflankAndSweets Review here]]

''FanFic/HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel'' by Nicknack
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cantrop}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
MssrNeko
* ''Synopsis'': Gilda has been ostracized There are three things that connect Fool's Gold, Short Fuse and Ambra together. First is that they do not have any money. Second is that they are idiots. The third is that the narrator does not care about them very much. Together, these three freelancers try to make it big in the district of immigrants, hooligans, vagrants and thugs of Canterlot: The Shangri-La District. And it all goes downhill from her family for many years now, there.
* ''Comments'': An original story focusing on OCs that looks at the seeder sides of Canterlot. Filled with zany humor
and her life has reached fun characters, it is worth following just to see what adventures the characters stumble into next.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/267881/ambition Ambition]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lupine+Infernis Lupine Infernis]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: For all their power, the Elements of Harmony are bound by one common rule: They cannot kill, no matter how dark, how unnatural the force is. They may purify, they may banish, and they may petrify, but they cannot kill, and redemption is not always
a stale, meaningless doldrum. The only thing she guarantee. Fortunately, their power was enough to save Princess Luna from the nightmare that possessed her, body and soul. She was freed from its icy grasp. She was purified. Yet the nightmare still remembers being happy about is her friend lives...
* Tags: DarkFic

[=[[reviews: Ambition]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23846/Anarchy-in-the-Equestrian-Nation Anarchy In The Equestrian Nation]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/SirAlexanderLoams SirAlexanderLoams]]
* Recommended by BadassLongcoatParade
* ''Synopsis'': A punk rocker stallion named Union Jack transfers
from Flight Camp. When a school for criminals to Ponyville High School for a second chance at life after attempting to burn down the city he lived in.
* ''Comments'': The language is rather dry, but the characters are relatable and really feel like high school students trying to make it through all right. It's a good slice of life story, but the romances are a little rushed. Overall it's a pretty good story. I liked it, but YMMV.
[=[[reviews: AnarchyInTheEquestrianNation]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ancient-blunders.html Ancient Blunders]]'' by [=MetalGearSamus=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{MetroidMewtwo}}
* ''Synopsis'': On a bright day filled with birds and blue skies, an insane cult attempts to give Discord renewed freedom and a third chance at eternal chaos. But when the spell is interrupted by Luna, something unexpected is created. Now, an little brown earth colt named [[UnfortunateNames Dyx]] finds himself living under the care of Pinkie Pie, only to be mildly disturbed by memories and emotions from his past. Is the foal Discord reborn or is he simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of his own? (Both) Can Pinkie Pie protect Dyx from those refuse to see past his yellow eyes and awesome magickalishfullness? (Yes.) Or will Dyx be forced to inherit the mistakes that may not even be his and once more become the greatest evil Equestria has ever known? Again? (Maybe. *sniff* Maybe.)
* ''Comments'': In case it wasn't obvious, this is a parody of the popular pony-fanfic "Past Sins".
[=[[reviews:AncientBlunders]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-and-then-then-she-exploded-twice.html And Then... Then She Exploded!... TWICE!!!]]'' by Cogs, Mimezinga
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cronosonic}},
* ''Synopsis'': After another fiction where
Rainbow Dash invites gets killed, she decides to take the whole thing in her to visit, she hooves and show how it's done. HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:AndThenThenSheExplodedTwice]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/101251/applejack-is-full-of-squirrels Applejack
is overjoyed. But things do not go entirely Full of Squirrels]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Leliel}}
* ''Status'': Completed
* '''Synopsis''': Most of the time, Applejack is honest. A lot of times, she's a dependable pony. Then, sometimes, she's full of militant squirrels piloting her in a war with the Chipmunk Confederacy over a sacred acorn.
* '''Comments:''' An absolutely ''hilarious'' one-shot (as of yet) where Applejack is kidnapped by DitzyGenius rodents and replaced with a [[MobileSuitHuman robotic shell]] piloted by a crew that thinks they're in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Hilarious enough
as planned...
** Its sequel, Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames,
is, but as it turns out, the crew has its own page now.
[=[[reviews:HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel]]=]

''FanFic/{{Hiatus}}''
''[[PaperThinDisguise no freaking clue]]'' how to pretend to be Applejack, speaking in LargeHam PurpleProse and regularly suffering SpecialEffectFailure as they keep on having to patch errors in the robot. Come for the comedy of the other Ponyville inhabitants trying to deal with the shell bumbling about, stay for the SuperRobot cheese as the fight over the acorn heats up [[spoiler:particularly when it turns out their rivals, the chipmunks, replaced Fluttershy.]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-arcadia_09.html Arcadia]]''
by VargrasObscurica



* ''Synopsis'': After being cured of Nightmare Moon's influence, Luna learns that the experience has left her very weakened, and she'll have to remain in Canterlot for a year. As if that wasn't bad enough, she starts having dreams that suggest Nightmare Moon is far from gone. An exploration of what Luna was up to in the time before we saw her again, as well as the great sisterly relationship between her and Celestia.''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Hiatus Review here]]

''Fanfic/HigherFlierOrMyLittleBlackbird'' by Admiral Tiger Claw
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': While practicing her Sonic Rainboom with Applejack as her spotter, Rainbow Dash rescues another pegasus from an infamous Falling Leaf Spin. Upon recovery, they discover that the young mare had been in posession of an extremely sophisticated camera, now a pile of scrap metal on the ground. In an attempt to console the distraught pegasus, Dash and AJ search for a solution to her busted optics, only to end with the young pegasus leaving for the manufacturer in a rush of excitement. Things take a turn for the strange when the same pegasus returns four hours later with a brand new camera - from a round-trip journey of over five thousand miles. Tempers flare, challenges are issued, and Rainbow Dash's pride is put to the ultimate test. What is the secret of the photographer known as Dainty Dish?
* Now has a sequel in progress, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5385/higher-flier-mach-two Higher Flier: Mach Two]]'', introducing [[MeaningfulName Mikoyan Ivanovich Gustaav the Thirty-First]].

''[[{{FanFic/HitmaneAgent314}} Hitmane: Agent 3.14]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sayer Sayer]]
* Recommended by Sayer09, Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie (known as Agent 3.14) is Hitmane, the most famous prankster of Ponville; a legend. Somepony capable of pulling off the most contrived and impressive pranks in the blink of an eye and always two steps ahead of the police thanks to her bizarre disguises, deemed too weird and crazy to be considered true. Her pranks always succeed in making fun of her victims, but her services aren't cheap. Agent 3.14 always asks for the same two things: A lot of bits, and some candies.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=HitmaneAgent314 Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'' (previously ''Ponies Make War'') by [=AestheticB=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Tokyooranges}}, {{@/AweStriker}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

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* ''Synopsis'': After being cured An adaptation of Nightmare Moon's influence, Luna the first two episodes into a hard science fiction setting, as the crew of a generational spaceship learns that the experience has left her very weakened, and she'll have to remain in Canterlot for a year. As if that wasn't bad enough, she starts having dreams that suggest Nightmare Moon is far from gone. An exploration horrible truth behind one of what Luna was up to their old legends in the time before we saw her again, as well as the great sisterly relationship between her and Celestia.''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Hiatus Review here]]

''Fanfic/HigherFlierOrMyLittleBlackbird'' by Admiral Tiger Claw
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': While practicing her Sonic Rainboom with Applejack as her spotter, Rainbow Dash rescues another pegasus from an infamous Falling Leaf Spin. Upon recovery, they discover that the young mare had been in posession
thousandth year of an extremely sophisticated camera, now a pile of scrap metal on the ground. In an attempt to console the distraught pegasus, Dash and AJ search for a solution to her busted optics, only to end with the young pegasus leaving for the manufacturer in a rush of excitement. Things take a turn for the strange when the same pegasus returns four hours later with a brand new camera - from a round-trip journey of over five thousand miles. Tempers flare, challenges are issued, and Rainbow Dash's pride is put to the ultimate test. What is the secret of the photographer known as Dainty Dish?
* Now has a sequel in progress, ''[[http://www.
their voyage.

[=[[reviews:Arcadia]]=]

The Austraeoh Series ([[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/5385/higher-flier-mach-two Higher Flier: Mach Two]]'', introducing [[MeaningfulName Mikoyan Ivanovich Gustaav the Thirty-First]].

''[[{{FanFic/HitmaneAgent314}} Hitmane: Agent 3.14]]'' by
net/story/25966/austraeoh Austraeoh]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sayer Sayer]]
net/story/57450/Eljunbyro Eljunbyro]], and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88713/innavedr Innavedr]]) by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Imploding+Colon Imploding Colon]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis of Austraeoh: Rainbow Dash flies east. Better than it sounds.
* Synopsis of Eljunbyro: Bellesmith is a pony who must perform experiments in order to keep herself and her beloved safe. Rainbow Dash continues to fly east. Better than it sounds.
* Synopsis of Innavedr: A broken party of friends struggles to reunite.
Rainbow Dash continues to fly east. Better than it sounds.
* Pairing(s): Applejack/Rainbow Dash
* Tags: N/A
[=[[reviews: Austraeoh]]=]
[=[[reviews: Eljunbyro]]=]
[=[[reviews: Innavedr]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/53269/a-ballad-of-eeyup-and-nope A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope]]'' by ambion
* Recommended by Sayer09, Molotov
Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synopsis'': The challenge? Daunting. The reward? Worthy. Failure? Not an option. For Big Macintosh has accepted the bet, and thus begins A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope - in which he isn't allowed to say either.
[=[[reviews:ABalladOfEeyupAndNope]]=]

''[[http://flamingo1986.deviantart.com/gallery/30180616# The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie]]'' by Flamingo1986
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Calnos}}
* ''Synopsis'': Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) presents his ongoing storybook "My Little Pony: The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie", where
Pinkie Pie (known as Agent 3.14) is Hitmane, creates the most famous prankster of Ponville; a legend. Somepony capable of pulling off ultimate party machine and the most contrived world of Equestria is changed ''forever''.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfMechaPinkiePie]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ballad-of-sir-spike-de-draco.html The Ballad of Sir Spike de Draco]]'' by Zay-el
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': Faithful knight of Celestia, Sir Spike de Draco leaves Canterlot with his young shieldmaiden Twilight Sparkle to embark upon a journey of stolen pony hearts, spontanious beard-sprouting, dozens of broken teeth
and impressive pranks in the blink smiting of an eye evil left and always two steps ahead right.
* ''Comments'': A nice affectionate send-up towards old Literature/{{Beowulf}}-like legends with overpowered heroes that fight for booze, babes, and glory, this fanfic is basically what happens if you take the manly Spike from his fantasies in A Dog and Pony Show and makes him the main character (with Twilight as the assistant). A [[TestosteronePoisoning hilariously manly]] story, you're sure to become as manly as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Saxton Hale]] when you start reading it.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfSirSpikeDeDraco]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bar.html The Bar]]''
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
* ''Synopsis'': Side Characters getting drunk together in a bar.
[=[[reviews:TheBar]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/129594 Bedtime Stories]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TacticalRainboom TacticalRainboom]]
* Recommended by gnimotos
* ''Synopsis'': "Twilight seeks out the historical facts behind the bedtime story that was her favorite when she was a foal. She learns that the truths found in stories are sometimes more important than the facts."
* ''Comments'': Gives a heartwarming and epic backstory to Twilight and Cadance's "Sunshine, sunshine" rhyme.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5768/The-Best-Most-Awesome-Radical-Character-EVER%21 The Best Most Awesome Radical Character Ever!]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RatherHomely RatherHomely]]

* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Lolguy2}}
* Synopsis: Basically, a ParodySue appears in Ponyville, and Twilight and Pinkie Pie have to MST her to defeat her.
* Tags: Parody Sue

[=[[reviews:TheBestMostAwesomeRadicalCharacterEver!]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7010802/1/Best_Night_Ever_Extended_Edition The Best Night Ever Extended Edition]]'' by Stainless Steel Fox
* Recommended by @/PinkieP
* ''Synopsis'': "I want to see something good happen. After all, we're supposed to like these ponies. And what better opportunity is there than the Grand Galloping Gala? Does anyone else feel that our heroes got a rather raw deal? Princess Celestia telling them it's all okay went some way towards restoring the balance, but I don't think it went anyway near far enough. Here's my non-canon, but heartfelt extension to the story. With added Luna."
[=[[reviews:TheBestnightEverExtendedEdition]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36915/the-best-night-ever-repeat The Best Night Ever! (repeat)]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AstroBrony AstroBrony]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{dknights411}}
* ''Synopsis'': The show's broadcast schedule says that it's time for the Mane 6 to go to the Grand Galloping Gala.... again. Redoing the same episodes again and again over the summer rerun hiatus period has left everypony on edge, but Pinkie Pie keeps insisting that they keep going at it, less they face the wrath
of the police thanks to her bizarre disguises, deemed too weird fans.
* ''Comments'': Interesting concept, funny moments,
and crazy some feels thrown in for good measure. It kinda makes you wonder as to be considered true. Her pranks always succeed what actually goes on in making fun of her victims, but her services Equestria when the cameras aren't cheap. Agent 3.14 always asks for rolling.
** Now has two sequels: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85245/magical-mystery-drama Magical Mystery Drama]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/102545/lyras-big-idea Lyra's Big Idea]], which deal with the backstories of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]], respectively.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7426290/1/Betrothed_and_Betrayed Betrothed and Betrayed]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1700526/Nightwings81 Nightwings81]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a neighboring country to Equestria, Saddellia, begins to encroach upon its borders and ponynapping Equestrians to serve as slaves, Princess Celestia entrusts the bearers of the Elements of Harmony to broker a peace treaty with its king. Along the way, Rainbow Dash ends up rescuing the Saddellian prince, who quickly becomes smitten with her. Hoping that this would lead to more favorable negotiations, the rest of the Mane 6 cultivate the prince's infatuation, which may lead to unforeseen consequences...
* ''Comments'': Still being written, this story has so far proved itself to be awesome. The ponies are in character, the OCs genuinely interesting and developed, and the plot engaging. This is written by
the same two things: A lot author of bits, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots and some candies.Pegasus Spots]], so if you enjoyed that fic, you will undoubtably enjoy this one.
[=[[reviews:BetrothedAndBetrayed]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1915/Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place Between a Rock and a Hard Place]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to "Enter The League of Fanons" and the final installment of the not-so-epic series. The League of Fanons discover that everypony has been taken over by crazed fanon versions of themselves! [[note]]Pinkie's become her {{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} counterpart, Futtershy's become what she is in a grimdark fic, Twilight's gone FoeYay on "The Great and Powerful Her Royal Highness Princess Trixie", [[LesYay Rainbow Dash is doing Applejack]], Rarity's all over Tom, [[RonTheDeathEater Trollestia]] has come to town, Scootaloo's a chicken, Berry Punch's [[TheAlcoholic drunk]], Minuette's flying on a giant toothbrush, ponies were wearing socks, Bic Mac's RunningGag all over a sentient Smarty Pants, Princess Luna's leading a [[LaResistance resistance movement]], who has an [[{{Fanfic/Progress}} abacus]] as first mate, etc.[[/note]] As the League struggles to restore normalcy to Equestria, the Legion of Gloom works from the shadows to enact their revenge on our heroes. Will Equestria fall to the madness? And what role does Tom play in all of this?

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1983/The-Birds-and-the-Bees The Birds and the Bees]]'' by theworstwriter
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Where DO foals come from? The Cutie Mark Crusaders don't know, but they intend to find out!
[=[[reviews:TheBirdsAndTheBees]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9154102/1/Bitterness Bitterness]]'' by PLC The CD
* Recommended by Tropers/HellKillUsAll
* ''Synopsis'': What if Twilight wasn't so forgiving of her so-called friends for abandoning her in "A Canterlot Wedding"?
* ''Comments'': An interesting look at what might have happened of things took a different turn. Contains lots of questioning, interaction and character development, sprinkled with lots of references to previous episodes.
[=[[reviews:Bitterness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7349/Blood-is-Thicker-than-Friendship Blood is Thicker Than Friendship]]'' by Stonershy
* Recommended by {{Tropers/oathkeeper85}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a strange book is found in the depths of the library's basement, a mysterious entity is released unto the unsuspecting population of Ponyville.
* ''Comments'': Does contain shipping of the 'filly-fooler' variety, but not taken to the extreme and probably one of the best written Fluttershy's in MLP fanfiction-dom.

* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=HitmaneAgent314 php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'' (previously ''Ponies Make War'') ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-blueblood-returns.html The Blueblood Series]]'' by [=AestheticB=]
Geldon
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Tokyooranges}}, {{@/AweStriker}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}@/{{Peteman}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
** Currently up to three stories. Note that the second and third contain spoilers for the first, as well as shipping.
* ''Blueblood Returns ''Synopsis'': '' Prince Blueblood comes to Rarity to apologize for his deplorable behaviour and asks for a second chance. While Rarity is ecstatic, her friends (especially Spike) think he's up to no good.
* ''Blueblood's Redemption ''Synopsis'': '' [[HumiliationConga Exposed for the arrogant jerk that he is and stripped of just about every privilege afforded to his station]], Blueblood reflects back on his cloistered life and thinks about what might have been. With nothing left to lose and realizing that he has lived his entire life in a gilded cage, he clumsily attempts to adopt a new identity and run away. With him are his two duty-bound guard ponies, who try to show the prince the ropes of life outside his pampered upbringing and keep him safe, but are concerned that he has completely lost his mind, and soon they run into a certain Great and Powerful magician who is looking for a handsome assistant...
* ''The Blueblood Conspiracy ''Synopsis'': '' Blueblood and Trixie are living in the castle together, but they're not exactly getting along, and it's got the staff on edge. Princess Celestia summons Twilight Sparkle and her friends to Canterlot to help teach the two to overcome their pride and vanity and learn to live in harmony. But the complex machinations required to covertly teach Blueblood and Trixie the value of kindness, laughter, generosity, honesty, and loyalty mean things (and ponies) quickly get crazy.
[=[[reviews:BluebloodSeries]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/201730/blue-skies-bring-tears Blue Skies Bring Tears]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/A+Hoof-ful+of+Dust A Hoof-ful of Dust]])

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Fiddlesticks walks the dead earth of the Badlands, and plays her song to the listening shadows. BetterThanItSounds.
* Pairing(s): Fiddlesticks/unnamed character
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: BlueSkiesBringTears]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/168895/a-bolder-note-than-this A Bolder Note Than This]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Headless+Horsepony The Headless Horsepony]]
* Recommended by {{DreadedCandiru2}}
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: Octavia Melody has performed for hundreds of audiences across Equestria, and left every one breathless. She has come so far, become one of the most celebrated musicians in the kingdom, and this concert will be her crowning achievement. Tonight, she will play before the Princesses themselves.\\
\\
This is not her story.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6553/Breaking-Out Breaking Out]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BlackM BlackM]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The recoil from Family Appreciation Day was too much for Diamond Tiara. Her fellow students turned their back on her, Cheerilee was upset with her, even her own father had been severely disappointed with her actions. She has no one left now. Her perfect world is falling apart. And only one pony can help her. The only pony she could ever count on. But is she her friend anymore?
* ''Warning'': Fic contains empathy for a dislikable character. If you want to keep hating Diamond Tiara, then avoid this fic. Otherwise, read on.
[=[[reviews:BreakingOut]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bubbles.html Bubbles]]'', author unknown.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Keeyla}}, {{Salnax1}}, Pichu, The Otaku Ninja, Tropers/SNobleJr



* ''Synopsis'': Long ago, in the magical land of Equestria, there lived a powerful King and his dark Queen. Immortal and ignorant, their end came at the hooves of their daughters, Celestia and Luna, who sought to build a better future for ponykind.\\
Now ponykind’s old gods have returned.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheImmortalGame Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]'' by Jetfire
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Ardashir}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

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* ''Synopsis'': Long ago, in the magical land The story of Equestria, there lived a powerful King and his dark Queen. Immortal and ignorant, their end came at the hooves of their daughters, Celestia and Luna, who sought to build a better future for ponykind.\\
Now ponykind’s old gods have returned.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheImmortalGame Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]''
how Derpy got her bubbles cutie mark.
[=[[reviews:Bubbles]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-cake-story.html Cake Story]]''
by Jetfire
Blueshift
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Ardashir}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}{{Tropers/Firerush}}
* ''Synopsis'': Is Mr Cake literally a cake? Pinkie Pie seems to think so – but will her investigations really reveal that Mr Cake is made solely from delicious margarine, sugar and flour, or is something else afoot? One thing is certain – the Cakes are hiding something from her, and Pinkie will expose the truth no matter the cost!
[=[[reviews:Cake Story]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8872/Callsign-MANE-VI%3A-Twilight Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Col.%20StaR Col. StaR]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': MANE VI: Maneuver, Assess, Neutralize, Execute. Unit Six.
* Despite their unique personalities, this motley squad of citizens and soldiers has proven themselves time and time again. They are the world's unseen special forces, doing their part for a vast, covert network, run by the enigmatic Cell. They have been dormant for a year, but they're about to meet someone new: Cell's personal protege, Twilight. \\
After a new mission takes an unexpected turn for the worst, an unforeseen evil threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Against uncertain odds, Twilight must unite MANE VI and fight to restore Project Harmony, while realizing her place in this world along the way.
* ''Notes'': An experiment in [=FiM=] reinterpretation. Contains humanized, militarized characters in an alternate universe, set on a near-future Earth. Rated Teen for scenes of combat, violence, and potential swearing.
[=[[reviews:Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-candle-to-sun.html A Candle to the Sun]]'' by Moabite
* Recommended by: Pichu, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle struggles to find a meaningful gift for Princess Celestia
[=[[reviews:ACandleToTheSun]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7779/A-Camping-We-Will-Go A Camping We Will Go]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Concerned about the confidence of some of her students, Cheerilee enlists Rainbow Dash to take six children: Sweetie Belle, Silver Spoon, Snails, Dinky Doo, Pipsqueak and Archer on a week-long camping trip to Whitetail Woods. Rainbow enlists the aid of Big Macintosh as her co-chaperone as she tries to teach the young fillies and colts about camping, teamwork, confidence and how to get along and fend for themselves. They are so doomed.
* ''Comments'': A well-written fic with excellent characterizations that remain faithful to the show (with the exception of characters that have not been given a personality on the show, which leaves interpretation wide open). There is shipping, so be advised if that is not your thing or if the particular ship is not your preference. Can also be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7768577/1/A_Camping_We_Will_Go here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:ACampingWeWillGo]]=]

''[[http://pashapup.deviantart.com/art/Carnations-and-Forget-Me-Nots-260432910 Carnations and Forget-Me-Nots]]'' by [=PashaPup=]
* Recommended by: Tropers/MadCormorant



* ''Synopsis:'' A magical accident leaves Twilight Sparkle stricken with a potentially-fatal disease, and the only hope of curing her in time lies well beyond Equestria's borders. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Rarity must journey over mountains and plains to save their friend, facing the elements, the unknown, and their own self-doubts along the way.
** Now has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil Besides The Will of Evil]]''.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Review here]]

''FanFic/ItsNotLikeImDeaf'' by Arreis Of Avalon
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Synopsis:'' Vinyl takes a walk after the wedding before returning home to her roommate, Octavia.

''FanFic/ItTakesAVillage'' by determamfidd
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Bugsydor}}, Tropers/{{enistoja}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

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* ''Synopsis:'' ''Synopsis'': A magical accident leaves Twilight Sparkle stricken with a potentially-fatal disease, fan comic going into greater detail about how Pinkie got her cutie mark. Slightly AU. Tear-jerking and heartwarming at the only hope of curing her in time lies well beyond Equestria's borders. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and same time.
[=[[reviews:CarnationsAndForgetMeNots]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cTzSGQ8qxZbVozwllCVXMOSzoHeRFUdEDZG2Pp6t5P4/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 Carousel]]'' by Vanner.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TheWalkingAnomaly}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy asked
Rarity must journey over mountains and plains where she learned to save their friend, facing the elements, the unknown, and their own self-doubts along the way.
** Now has a sequel, ''[[http://www.
sew, she learns that remembering where you came from isn't always easy.
[=[[reviews:Carousel]]=]

[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil Besides The Will of Evil]]''.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Review here]]

''FanFic/ItsNotLikeImDeaf''
net/story/170464/1/celestias-secret-garden/celestias-secret-garden Celestia's Secret Garden]] by Arreis Of Avalon
Scottish Brony
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis:'' Vinyl takes ''Synopsis'': After Twilight receives flawless marks on her exams, Princess Celestia rewards her with a walk after the wedding before returning home visit to her roommate, Octavia.

''FanFic/ItTakesAVillage''
private garden.
* ''Comments'': Day in the life story. In the author's words, "contains filly Twilight and Momlestia".
[=[[reviews:CelestiasSecretGarden]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-celestias-teeth.html Celestia's Teeth]]''
by determamfidd
Abalidoth
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Bugsydor}}, Tropers/{{enistoja}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr



* ''Synopsis:'' Spike only wants things to stay the same. Time, however, has other ideas. He's going to need a lot of help... A story about the problems of growing up, facing fear and learning to accept those who are different.
* Ships happen, but only in the epilogue.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ItTakesAVillage Review here]]

''FanFic/TheJewelleryBox'' by determamfidd
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': In the dark, six voices dwindle. They drift, forgetting life and love and hope, eaten away by time and void.\\
And then, suddenly, there was colour.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheJewelleryBox Review here]]

''TheJubiverse'' (A series of DarkerAndEdgier MLP fics by theycallmejub)
* Substories include: Fanfic/EyesWithoutAFace, {{Fanfic/Pagliacci}}, {{Fanfic/SCOOTS}}, Fanfic/BellaLuna
* Recommended by Tropers/OneWayEvil
* ''Synopsis:'' In the world of Equestria, not all is as cute and colorful as it appears. The criminal underbelly of Manehatten carries in it filth and decay that can only be cleansed by one mare, one mask... The Mare-Do-Well.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheJubiverse Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheKingIsDeadLongLiveTheEmperor'' by Bucking Nonsense
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{p0nypanda}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pandinus Imperator (You can call him Pan, he won't mind) is knocked back in time during the Canterlot Invasion, and accidentally kills King Sombra on arrival. Instead of being executed, the changeling is surprised to find himself being hailed as a hero, and is promptly put on the throne as the new monarch, the Crystal Emperor. However, Pan now faces a great many problems, among them Celestia and Luna, who seem certain that the changeling is secretly up to no good, as well as several political factions secretly plotting to undermine his reign. There's also the tiny problem of the constant snowstorm that threatens to cut the city off from the outside world permanently. The Crystal Ponies need a hero now more than ever before. Why did they get a changeling instead?
* Comments: A humorous fic about what would happen if a changeling accidently went back in time and accidently defeated King Sombra and was made ruler of the Crystal Empire out of gratitude.
[=[[reviews:TheKingisDeadLongLivetheEmperor]]=]

''FanFic/KnowYourMare'' by Overlord-Flinx
* Recommended by Tropers/SecretFan14
* ''Synopsis:'' A 'Know your Star' story; only with your favourite ponies getting unneeded hassle and lies told about them. Won't this be fun? Probably not... But hey, everything can't be seriousness all the time, so let's take a load off and just pester some ponies, and Spike for good measure.
* Read it [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21481/know-your-mare here]].

''Fanfic/TheLastDraconequus'' by [=AlaraJRogers=]
* Recommended by N1k0la1
* ''Synopsis'': "The life and times of the self-proclaimed God of Chaos." As stated, the stories of Discord's life, starting from his early childhood and moving into his living amongst the ponies of Equestria and beyond.
* ''Comments'': A well written story that really adds some needed depth to Discord as a character. Includes how he became the God of Chaos as well as information on the rest of the Draconequus race. A good read if you want to think on Discord as a whole.
[=[[reviews:TheLastDraconequus]]=]

''FanFic/TheLegendOfMareDoWell'' by [=JD2K=]
* Recommended by Creator/RLYoshi
* ''Synopsis:'' Who knows what disaster is about to strike Ponyville and its innocent citizens? Who strikes fear in the heart of evildoers who bring harm to the quaint quirky town? The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well knows... When Pinkie Pie decides to remain the sole Mare-Do-Well, her choice ends up having both positive and negative repercussions for herself and for her town. An ongoing series about her challenges in keeping both her regular life as well as her hero alter ego.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheLegendOfMareDoWell Review here]]

''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Lord+Inquisitor The Lord Inquisitor]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* Synopsis: Princess Twilight Sparkle is very much in her infancy as a stateswoman. She's only been on the throne for three years, and she's still getting used to the responsibilities of being a royal, but Princess Celestia has other plans. Twilight Sparkle must travel to the Khanate, a conservative theocracy that is teetering on the brink of war. Now Twilight has to make a last ditch effort to prevent the continent from tearing itself apart.
* Tags: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Dark, Human, Romance
[=[[reviews:Legionnaire]]=]

''Fanfic/TheLegionOfGloomTrilogy'' by John Perry:

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-legion-of-gloom.html Legion of Gloom]]'' by John Perry
* Recommended by @/CountDorku
* ''Synopsis'': A team of old enemies ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Pinkie's disturbing guests from Party of One]]) team up to attack the Mane Six. Has two sequels on the same page, involving Doctor Whooves, talking rocks, self-insertion, self-deprecation, pony memes, and massive, gaping holes in the fourth wall.
[=[[reviews:LegionOfGloom]]=]

'Fanfic/LastOneStanding'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Set long after the end of the show. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/1/last-one-standing Last One Standing]] shows the deaths of the mane 6 and the effects they have on each other, how various individuals come to grips with death, and how life goes on, even after a pony is gone. Focuses on Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia.
* ''Comments'': Sad, extremely sad. One hell of a TearJerker. Although it is nowhere near as infamous as MyLittleDashie, Last One Standing is rapidly gaining a reputation as being one of the best sobfics out there. You have been warned. Now has a SpiritualSuccessor called [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/1/reflections/solace Reflections]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LastOneStanding Review here]]

''Fanfic/LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/milesprower06 Milesprower06]]
* Recommended by Maiko2853, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, @/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Celestia's racist, nympho, ill-tempered, potty-mouthed, former faithful student Twilight Sparkle is absolutely not happy about being stuck in some backwater little village to learn about this friendship bullshit!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/LifeInManehattan The Wrong Place At the Right Time]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Little%20Jackie%20Papercut Little Jackie Papercut]]
* Recommended by Yamiblade
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle, becoming anxious at the upcoming Summer Sun Celebration, which she believes marks the return of Nightmare Moon, beseeches Princess Celestia to do something about it. Celestia, however, has another, more important task for her; making sure that the Summer Sun Celebration goes off without a hitch. Every year, a different town is chosen to receive the honor of hosting the grand festival. And the lucky city chosen this year, for this fateful holiday, is none other than the city of Manehattan...
* Start of a Open Universe. A extremely well done AU with Twilight and a different set of ponies as the Manehattan Six consisting of her, Trixie, Octavia, Blossomforth, Daring Do and Orange Sherbert (Aka, Aunt Orange).

''FanFic/TheLifeOfAWantedChangeling''
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kersey475}}
* Type: Comment-driven
* ''Synopsis'': A comment-driven story where you are a changeling who got separated from the rest of Chrysalis's hive during the invasion and all the misadventures you get into due to your [[BornUnlucky incredibly bad luck]]
* ''Comments'': It's a comment-driven story that can also be considered an alternate universe tale as you (the changeling) take part in the events of many episodes from the show. It's currently on it's second "season"

''Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness'' by zaptiftun
* Recommended by Whitebeardyamamoto, Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MikeRosoft

to:

* ''Synopsis:'' Spike only wants things to stay the same. Time, however, has other ideas. He's going to need a lot of help... A story about the problems of growing up, facing fear and learning to accept those who are different.
* Ships happen, but only in the epilogue.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ItTakesAVillage Review here]]

''FanFic/TheJewelleryBox'' by determamfidd
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': In Celestia makes sure to surround herself with the dark, six voices dwindle. They drift, forgetting life and love and hope, eaten away by time and void.\\
And then, suddenly, there was colour.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheJewelleryBox Review here]]

''TheJubiverse'' (A series of DarkerAndEdgier MLP fics by theycallmejub)
* Substories include: Fanfic/EyesWithoutAFace, {{Fanfic/Pagliacci}}, {{Fanfic/SCOOTS}}, Fanfic/BellaLuna
* Recommended by Tropers/OneWayEvil
* ''Synopsis:'' In the world
most competent staff in all of Equestria, not all is as cute and colorful as it appears. The criminal underbelly of Manehatten carries in it filth and decay that can only be cleansed by one mare, one mask... The Mare-Do-Well.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheJubiverse Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheKingIsDeadLongLiveTheEmperor'' by Bucking Nonsense
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{p0nypanda}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pandinus Imperator (You can call him Pan, he won't mind) is knocked back in time during the Canterlot Invasion, and accidentally kills King Sombra on arrival. Instead of being executed, the changeling is surprised to find himself being hailed as a hero, and is promptly put on the throne as the new monarch, the Crystal Emperor. However, Pan now faces a great many problems, among them Celestia and Luna, who seem certain that the changeling is secretly up to no good, as well as several political factions secretly plotting to undermine his reign. There's also the tiny problem of the constant snowstorm that threatens to cut the city off from the outside world permanently. The Crystal Ponies need a hero now more than ever before. Why did
but when they get a changeling instead?
* Comments: A humorous fic about what would happen if a changeling accidently went back in time and accidently defeated King Sombra and was made ruler of the Crystal Empire out of gratitude.
[=[[reviews:TheKingisDeadLongLivetheEmperor]]=]

''FanFic/KnowYourMare'' by Overlord-Flinx
* Recommended by Tropers/SecretFan14
* ''Synopsis:'' A 'Know your Star' story; only with your favourite ponies getting unneeded hassle and lies told about them. Won't this be fun? Probably not... But hey, everything can't be seriousness all the time, so let's take a load off and just pester some ponies, and Spike for good measure.
* Read it [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21481/know-your-mare here]].

''Fanfic/TheLastDraconequus'' by [=AlaraJRogers=]
* Recommended by N1k0la1
* ''Synopsis'': "The life and times of the self-proclaimed God of Chaos." As stated, the stories of Discord's life, starting from his early childhood and moving into his living amongst the ponies of Equestria and beyond.
* ''Comments'': A well written story that really adds some needed depth to Discord as a character. Includes how he became the God of Chaos as well as information on the rest of the Draconequus race. A good read if you want to think on Discord as a whole.
[=[[reviews:TheLastDraconequus]]=]

''FanFic/TheLegendOfMareDoWell'' by [=JD2K=]
* Recommended by Creator/RLYoshi
* ''Synopsis:'' Who knows what disaster is about to strike Ponyville and its innocent citizens? Who strikes fear in the heart of evildoers who bring harm to the quaint quirky town? The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well knows... When Pinkie Pie decides to remain the sole Mare-Do-Well, her choice ends up having both positive and negative repercussions for herself and for her town. An ongoing series about her challenges in keeping both her regular life as well as her hero alter ego.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheLegendOfMareDoWell Review here]]

''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Lord+Inquisitor The Lord Inquisitor]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* Synopsis: Princess Twilight Sparkle is very much
go too far in her infancy as a stateswoman. She's only been on the throne for three years, and she's still getting used to the responsibilities of being a royal, but Princess Celestia has other plans. Twilight Sparkle must travel to the Khanate, a conservative theocracy that is teetering on the brink of war. Now Twilight has to make a last ditch effort to prevent the continent from tearing itself apart.
* Tags: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Dark, Human, Romance
[=[[reviews:Legionnaire]]=]

''Fanfic/TheLegionOfGloomTrilogy'' by John Perry:

service, she takes things into her own hooves.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTeeth]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-legion-of-gloom.html Legion of Gloom]]'' by John Perry
* Recommended by @/CountDorku
* ''Synopsis'': A team of old enemies ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Pinkie's disturbing guests from Party of One]]) team up to attack the Mane Six. Has two sequels on the same page, involving Doctor Whooves, talking rocks, self-insertion, self-deprecation, pony memes, and massive, gaping holes in the fourth wall.
[=[[reviews:LegionOfGloom]]=]

'Fanfic/LastOneStanding'' by [[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
net/story/108209/celestias-tiny-student Celestia's Tiny Student]]'' by CommanderX5
* Recommended by Molotov
Tropers/{{Dragonjek}}
* ''Synopsis'': Set long after During the end entrance exam to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Twilight completely loses control of her magic. Celestia tries in vain to calm her down, but having no other choice she's forced to use a shrinking spell on the show. [[http://www.filly in order to tone down her dangerous surge of power. After the exam, Celestia takes the tiny Twilight as her personal student to teach the young unicorn control over her powerful magic, making sure that she will pose no threat to other beings.
* ''Comments'': CommanderX5 takes what would seem like a crackfic premise and works it into an long-running, emotional story that ranges from the hilarious to the deadly serious. It is finished, but the sequel ''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/72998/1/last-one-standing Last One Standing]] shows the deaths of the mane 6 and the effects they have on each other, how various individuals come to grips with death, and how life goes on, even after a pony net/story/197104/ponyvilles-tiny-librarian Ponyville's Tiny Librarian]] is gone. Focuses on Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia.
* ''Comments'': Sad, extremely sad. One hell of
a TearJerker. Although it is nowhere near as infamous as MyLittleDashie, Last One Standing is rapidly gaining a reputation as being one of the best sobfics out there. You have been warned. Now direct follow-up. It also has a SpiritualSuccessor called [[http://www.two side stories.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTinyStudent]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/85411/1/reflections/solace Reflections]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LastOneStanding Review here]]

''Fanfic/LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent''
net/story/48341/1/Changelings%2C-Changelings%2C-Everywhere/ Changelings, Changelings Everywhere]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/milesprower06 Milesprower06]]
Benman
* Recommended by Maiko2853, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, @/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Celestia's racist, nympho, ill-tempered, potty-mouthed, former faithful student Twilight Sparkle is absolutely not happy about being stuck in some backwater little village to learn about this friendship bullshit!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/LifeInManehattan The Wrong Place At the Right Time]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Little%20Jackie%20Papercut Little Jackie Papercut]]
* Recommended by Yamiblade
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle, becoming anxious at the upcoming Summer Sun Celebration, which she believes marks the return of Nightmare Moon, beseeches Princess Celestia to do something about it. Celestia, however, has another, more important task for her; making sure that the Summer Sun Celebration goes off without a hitch. Every year, a different town is chosen to receive the honor of hosting the grand festival. And the lucky city chosen this year, for this fateful holiday, is none other than the city of Manehattan...
* Start of a Open Universe. A extremely well done AU with Twilight and a different set of ponies as the Manehattan Six consisting of her, Trixie, Octavia, Blossomforth, Daring Do and Orange Sherbert (Aka, Aunt Orange).

''FanFic/TheLifeOfAWantedChangeling''
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kersey475}}
* Type: Comment-driven
* ''Synopsis'': A comment-driven story where you are a changeling who got separated from the rest of Chrysalis's hive during the invasion and all the misadventures you get into due to your [[BornUnlucky incredibly bad luck]]
* ''Comments'': It's a comment-driven story that can also be considered an alternate universe tale as you (the changeling) take part in the events of many episodes from the show. It's currently on it's second "season"

''Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness'' by zaptiftun
* Recommended by Whitebeardyamamoto, Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MikeRosoft
Tropers/{{Edrobot}}, GrantMK2, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* Type: One-shot.
* ''Author's Description'': Rainbow Dash returns from an evening in Cloudsdale to find Pinkie Pie in a dreadful state after a terrible nightmare. The pegasus tries her best to comfort her friend; will it be enough?
* ''Synopsis'': An AU of the infamous Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}, where the events were a terrible nightmare that nearly broke Pinkie Pie. Thankfully, her friends are there for her no matter what.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheLightInTheDarkness Review here]]

''Fanfic/LinesAndWebs'' by Airstream
* Recommended by Tropers/CommandoDude, Tropers/TinyPlaidNinjas
* ''Synopsis:'' It has been ten years since the defeat of the Changling Queen, and Equestria is again at peace. Twilight Sparkle and the Elements of Harmony have reached their prime, and have begun to settle down. Love and life abound in Ponyville, especially for Twilight's friends, but she has nopony to call her own. There is a reason. A series of events lead to a horrible revelation, and Twilight is thrust deep into a terrifying web of secrets and lies. Her peace is over.
* Comments: It's a DoorStopper using the [[FanNickname Tyrantlestia]] concept, mixed with some Orwellian themes of control and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. It is complete, with a completed sequel.

[[Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse The Lunaverse]] by [=RainbowDoubleDash=] \\
Substories: ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13204/Boast-Busted Boast Busted]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/14662/Longest-Night%2C-Longest-Day Longest Night, Longest Day]]''
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883, Tropers/MisterTulip
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse where Luna locked away the evil Celestia and her apprentice Trixie leads its alternate Mane Six - Carrot Top, Cheerilee, Derpy/Ditzy, Lyra, Raindrops - the events of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]'' play out differently. The in-progress prequel ''Longest Night, Longest Day'' covers the alternate ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Mare in the Moon]]'' and ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony Elements of Harmony]]''.
** Has expanded into a SharedUniverse where multiple authors have written over a dozen stories.

''[[Fanfic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo The Many Secret Origins of Scootaloo]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/defender2222 defender2222]]
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}, lordnaseby

to:

* Type: One-shot.
* ''Author's Description'': Rainbow Dash returns from an evening in Cloudsdale to find Pinkie Pie in a dreadful state after a terrible nightmare. The pegasus tries her best to comfort her friend; will it be enough?
* ''Synopsis'': An AU of What are the infamous Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}, where the events were chances your favorite pony was secretly a terrible nightmare that nearly broke Pinkie Pie. Thankfully, her friends are there for her no matter what.
changeling all along? Yeah, probably about one in one.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheLightInTheDarkness Review here]]

''Fanfic/LinesAndWebs'' by Airstream
* Recommended by Tropers/CommandoDude, Tropers/TinyPlaidNinjas
* ''Synopsis:'' It has been ten years since the defeat of the Changling Queen,
''Comments'': Brillant parody, and Equestria is again at peace. Twilight Sparkle and the Elements of Harmony have reached their prime, and have begun to settle down. Love and life abound in Ponyville, especially for Twilight's friends, but she has nopony to call her own. There is a reason. A series of events lead to a horrible revelation, and Twilight is thrust deep into a terrifying web of secrets and lies. Her peace is over.
* Comments: It's a DoorStopper using the [[FanNickname Tyrantlestia]] concept, mixed with some Orwellian themes of control and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. It is complete, with a completed sequel.

[[Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse The Lunaverse]] by [=RainbowDoubleDash=] \\
Substories:
really, really funny.
[=[[reviews:ChangelingsChangelingsEverywhere]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13204/Boast-Busted Boast Busted]]'' and ''[[http://www.net/story/98069/chasing-winter Chasing Winter]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/14662/Longest-Night%2C-Longest-Day Longest Night, Longest Day]]''
net/user/Raging+Mouse Raging Mouse]]
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883, Tropers/MisterTulip
Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse where Luna locked away After a performance mishap results in a member of the evil Celestia and her apprentice Blueblood family seeking deadly vengeance, Trixie leads its alternate Mane Six - Carrot Top, Cheerilee, Derpy/Ditzy, Lyra, Raindrops - needs to get out of Equestria for a while. She ends up signing on with an expedition heading into the events of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]'' play out differently. The in-progress prequel ''Longest Night, Longest Day'' covers frozen north beyond the alternate ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Mare Crystal Empire, where hopefully assassins won't follow. Their assignment? Capturing a live windigo. As it turns out, however, windigos are not the only things hiding in the Moon]]'' north, and ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony Elements of Harmony]]''.
** Has expanded
Trixie may not be as safe from her own problems as she thinks...
* ''Comments'': Well-written and enjoyable. Trixie is notably a very well-rounded and capable character here, and coming
into a SharedUniverse where multiple authors have written over a dozen stories.

''[[Fanfic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo The Many Secret Origins of Scootaloo]]'' by [[http://www.
her own without Twilight taking part.
[=[[reviews:ChasingWinter]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/defender2222 defender2222]]
net/story/10314/Circus-Days Circus Days]]'' by The Dragon Warlock
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}, lordnasebyRubyrose



* ''Synopsis'': Who is Scootaloo really? Twilight tries to find out, but it seems everypony and everyone has their own crazy story to tell. Soon, Twilight is beginning to question everypony's sanity... including her own!
[=[[reviews:TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo]]=]

''FanFic/MemoriesOfDaysLongPast'' by Nukeiffum
* recommended by Kalasu
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle discovers a spell that allows her and her friends to relive the lives of their ancestors. What starts off as an educational experience, however, quickly turns into a terrible tale that imparts to them many truths of the time before Celestia's reign, as well as what it exactly means to bear the Elements of Harmony.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=MemoriesOfDaysLongPast Review here]]

''FanFic/MirrorsImage'' by Evilpresident
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': After a very complicated birth, little Twilight Sparkle's survival seemed to be nothing short of a miracle. Or was it? Eighteen years later, the changeling queen comes to take her daughter back home...
* ''Comments'': A retelling of "A Canterlot Wedding" with a twist that you already know. Spoilers? Nah, even the description and cover picture give it away, and it happens in the ''prologue''. The story itself explores Twilight's conflicting loyalties, Chrysalis' motivations, the origin of the changeling race, and the darker moments of Celestia's past. A little rough on the edges (English is not the author's first language), but overall very solidly written, perhaps better than that episode (for one, Chrysalis actually puts some effort at playing a convincing Cadance and doesn't sabotage her own plans). It is epic, it is sentimental, it flies from tragic to feelgood and back again repeatedly without ever getting tacky.
[=[[reviews:MirrorsImage]]=]

''{{Fanfic/Miscellaneous}}'' by Mobius of the Moon (collab with Creator/RLYoshi)
* recommended by Missingno45
* ''Synopsis'': This is the story of [[RedOniBlueOni two friends]] who are [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold drastically]] [[ShrinkingViolet different]], yet the same in... in some way. I don't know. Anyways, this is the story of two stallions as they emerge form their broken pasts ([[LampshadeHanging like all OCs]]) and come to Ponyville, [[HilarityEnsues finding wacky adventure, new friends, and... well, stuff.]] [[VitriolicBestBuds They confuse anyone they meet with their bickering, then amaze them with their cooperation when it comes down to it.]]
* ''Notes'': A collab between Mobius of the Moon and [=RLYoshi=], the latter of whom may be known for writing ''To Err is Equine'', a part of FanFic/TheChessgameOfTheGods. ''Miscellaneous'' is better than it sounds, despite featuring OC ponies and only recently starting.

''FanFic/TheMonsterMash'' by [=FredMSloniker=]
* Recommended by @/CountDorku, @/{{Kerrah}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Who is Scootaloo really? Spike has been feeling lonely lately. Everyday he watches Twilight tries to find out, but it seems everypony go off and everyone has their own crazy story to tell. Soon, Twilight is beginning to question everypony's sanity... including her own!
[=[[reviews:TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo]]=]

''FanFic/MemoriesOfDaysLongPast'' by Nukeiffum
* recommended by Kalasu
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle discovers a spell that allows her and
have fun with her friends to relive while he does the lives of their ancestors. What starts off as an educational experience, however, quickly turns into a terrible tale that imparts same thing: clean, and do chores. His luck seems to them many truths of change though when he and Twilight find a flyer for a circus. With Twilight's friends, Spike goes to the time before Celestia's reign, as well as what it exactly means to bear circus with them. At the Elements circus, Spike meets and befriends the circus performers and show him true love and friendship. Tired of Harmony.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=MemoriesOfDaysLongPast Review here]]

''FanFic/MirrorsImage''
being left out or not being loved by Evilpresident
the others, Spike decides to leave Twilight and the others for his new friends. Will they get the baby dragon back?
[=[[reviews:CircusDays]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-centerpiece-of-my-collection.html The Centerpeice Of My Collection/The Collection of My Centerpeice]]'' by Geldon
* Recommended by Tropers/{{NiGHTS}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': After a very complicated birth, little Twilight Sparkle's survival seemed to be nothing short of a miracle. Or was it? Eighteen years later, the changeling queen comes to take her daughter back home...
* ''Comments'': A retelling of "A Canterlot Wedding" with a twist that you already know. Spoilers? Nah, even the description and cover picture give it away, and it happens in the ''prologue''. The story itself explores Twilight's conflicting loyalties, Chrysalis' motivations, the origin of the changeling race, and the darker moments of Celestia's past. A little rough on the edges (English is not the author's first language), but overall very solidly written, perhaps better than that episode (for one, Chrysalis actually puts some effort at playing a convincing Cadance and doesn't sabotage her own plans). It is epic, it is sentimental, it flies from tragic to feelgood and back again repeatedly without ever getting tacky.
[=[[reviews:MirrorsImage]]=]

''{{Fanfic/Miscellaneous}}'' by Mobius of the Moon (collab with Creator/RLYoshi)
* recommended by Missingno45
* ''Synopsis'': This is the story of [[RedOniBlueOni two friends]] who are [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold drastically]] [[ShrinkingViolet different]], yet the same in... in some way. I don't know. Anyways, this is the story of two stallions as they emerge form their broken pasts ([[LampshadeHanging like all OCs]]) and come to Ponyville, [[HilarityEnsues finding wacky adventure, new friends, and... well, stuff.]] [[VitriolicBestBuds They confuse anyone they meet with their bickering, then amaze them with their cooperation when it comes down to it.]]
* ''Notes'': A collab between Mobius of the Moon and [=RLYoshi=], the latter of whom may be known for writing ''To Err is Equine'', a part of FanFic/TheChessgameOfTheGods. ''Miscellaneous'' is better than it sounds, despite featuring OC ponies and only recently starting.

''FanFic/TheMonsterMash'' by [=FredMSloniker=]
* Recommended by @/CountDorku, @/{{Kerrah}},
{{Tropers/RichReeders}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': Six individual vignettes (out-of-continuity with each other), each about a member of the mane cast having an encounter with the supernatural. The chapters contain Lycanthrope!Fluttershy, Vampire!Rarity, Kaiju!Dash, Ghost!Pinkie, Alien Hunter!Applejack, and Cosmic Horror Investigator!Twilight. Warning: some are darker than others.
[=[[reviews:TheMonsterMash]]=]

''Webcomic/MotherlyScootaloo'' by SamRose
* Recommended by genius66
* ''Synopsis'': Originally titled "Pregnant Scootaloo" the story starts out with a heavily pregnant Scootaloo, and tells how she got pregnant and the events that occur in the later months, leading up to the birth of her foal. After a hiatus, the author continued it under the name Motherly Scootaloo, and is currently telling the tale of Scootaloo trying to find equilibrium in her life again.
* ''Notes'': A Tumblr based webcomic, with a Tropes page that needs work.

''Fanfic/MyLittlePonyBizarreAdventures'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/LateBronyWriter]]
* Recommended by sgamer82
* ''On the one thousandth year of Nightmare Moon's Banishment, Celestia draws upon the reality bending power of the Red Stone of Aja to purify her sister's evil. However a magical accident causes the stone to explode scattering it across Equestria in the process. In order to recover the stone and search for her sister, Celestia sends her prized student Twilight sparkle to recover the fragments of the Red Stone of Aja.Thus begins Twilight Sparkle's epic quest to discover the mysterious powers of Stand with her newly made friends. Bound together by the Power of Friendship they struggle to overcome heated enemies and decipher the mystery behind the Red Stone of Aja.''
* [=[[reviews:My Little Pony Bizarre Adventures]]=]

''Fanfic/MythsAndBirthrights'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Tundara Tundara]]
* Recommended by Naal2
* ''Synopsis'': As her twenty-first birthday dawns, Twilight Sparkle finds her simple life turned upside down. While her birthright forces itself into her life, Twilight also has to deal with the arrival of three Alicorns. No pony knows where they came from or what they want, and the Alicorns seem intent on keeping themselves and their purposes hidden. To uncover the truth, Twilight will set sail for distant, ancient lands with old and new friends.
* ''Notes'': Contains ''many'' alicorn OCs. If that's not your thing, then don't read this story.

''Fanfic/NightmaresAreTragic'' by Jordan179. Available at http://www.fimfiction.net/story/150781/nightmares-are-tragic
* Recommended by JohnChurchill
* ''Synopsis'': The return of Nightmare Moon, as seen from Nightmare Moon's own POV.

''[[Fanfic/NightsFavoredChild Night's Favoured Child]]'' by Municipal Engines
* recommended by Dalek629
* ''Synopsis'': For almost a thousand years, the immortal Nightmare Moon has reigned over Equestria as Empress. To the average pony, Nightmare Moon is an overarching enigma whose rule is absolute and whose wrath is terrible. But to Twilight Sparkle, who as an orphan has never known her parents, the Empress is something else entirely. When the young unicorn is brought under the royal wing as an apprentice, she learns a great deal more about the supposed tyrant than she ever knew. But as Twilight is introduced to life with her new mentor, she is thrust into a world of political intrigue, conspiracies and secrets. Secrets that were never meant to be revealed. As allies and enemies plot against the very peace of the nation, will Twilight fall prey to the perils of her new position? Or will she prosper and find in Nightmare Moon the mother she never had?
[=[[reviews:Night's Favored Child]]=]

''FanFic/{{Nosflutteratu}}'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Charcoal%20Quill Charcoal Quill]]
* Recommended by {{@/UltimatePheer}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Six individual vignettes (out-of-continuity with each other), each about a member of Synopses: Spike, centuries after the mane cast having an encounter with the supernatural. The chapters contain Lycanthrope!Fluttershy, Vampire!Rarity, Kaiju!Dash, Ghost!Pinkie, Alien Hunter!Applejack, and Cosmic Horror Investigator!Twilight. Warning: some are darker than others.
[=[[reviews:TheMonsterMash]]=]

''Webcomic/MotherlyScootaloo'' by SamRose
* Recommended by genius66
* ''Synopsis'': Originally titled "Pregnant Scootaloo" the story starts out with a heavily pregnant Scootaloo, and
passing of his friends tells how she got pregnant and the events that occur in the later months, leading up to the birth of her foal. After a hiatus, the author continued it under the name Motherly Scootaloo, and is currently telling the tale of Scootaloo trying to find equilibrium in her life again.
* ''Notes'': A Tumblr based webcomic, with
a Tropes page very special statue he has of a unicorn named Rarity.\\
Millenia later, Spike, learning
that needs work.

''Fanfic/MyLittlePonyBizarreAdventures'' by [[http://www.
his time is coming, begs a favor of Celestia: to pass on in the company of a friend whose time has also come...
[=[[reviews:TheCenterpieceOfMyCollection]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/LateBronyWriter]]
* Recommended by sgamer82
* ''On the one thousandth year of Nightmare Moon's Banishment, Celestia draws upon the reality bending power of the Red Stone of Aja to purify her sister's evil. However a magical accident causes the stone to explode scattering it across Equestria in the process. In order to recover the stone and search for her sister, Celestia sends her prized student Twilight sparkle to recover the fragments of the Red Stone of Aja.Thus begins Twilight Sparkle's epic quest to discover the mysterious powers of Stand with her newly made friends. Bound together by the Power of Friendship they struggle to overcome heated enemies and decipher the mystery behind the Red Stone of Aja.''
* [=[[reviews:My Little Pony Bizarre Adventures]]=]

''Fanfic/MythsAndBirthrights''
net/story/29385/The-Changelings-Encounter-Bug-Spray The Changelings Encounter Bug Spray]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Tundara Tundara]]
net/user/BillyColt BillyColt]]
* Recommended by Naal2
{{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': As her twenty-first birthday dawns, Twilight Sparkle finds her simple life turned upside down. While her birthright forces itself into her life, Twilight also has to deal with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
[=[[reviews:TheChangelingsEncounterBugSpray]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1zZZnizNM_2hh_UQ22gmk2VChBrlFCmyLevNuCbKbSaQ The Circle of Friends]]'' by Kiyyik
* Recommended by Tropers/G1AndyP, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Long after
the arrival events of three Alicorns. No pony knows where they came the series, Twilight, now having taken over from or what they want, and the Alicorns seem intent Celestia; reminisces on keeping themselves and their purposes hidden. To uncover the truth, Twilight will set sail for distant, ancient lands with old and new friends.
* ''Notes'': Contains ''many'' alicorn OCs. If that's not your thing, then don't read this story.

''Fanfic/NightmaresAreTragic'' by Jordan179. Available at http://www.
friends past, TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:TheCircleOfFriends]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/150781/nightmares-are-tragic
net/story/15421/a-clear-sweet-tone A Clear, Sweet Tone]]'' by AbsoluteAnonymous.
* Recommended by JohnChurchill
StormRequiem
* ''Synopsis'': The return of Nightmare Moon, as seen from Nightmare Moon's own POV.

''[[Fanfic/NightsFavoredChild Night's Favoured Child]]'' by Municipal Engines
* recommended by Dalek629
* ''Synopsis'': For almost
Once, there was a thousand years, the immortal Nightmare Moon has reigned over Equestria as Empress. To the average pony, Nightmare Moon is an overarching enigma whose rule is absolute and whose wrath is terrible. But to Twilight Sparkle, who as an orphan has never known her parents, the Empress is something else entirely. When the young little unicorn is brought under filly who always found herself unable to sleep and could only be comforted by the royal wing as an apprentice, she learns singing of a great deal more about the supposed tyrant than she ever knew. But as Twilight is introduced certain lullaby. Years later, Sweetie Belle attempts to life reconnect with her new mentor, she is thrust into a world of political intrigue, conspiracies and secrets. Secrets that were never meant to be revealed. As allies and enemies plot against the very peace older sister.
** Comments: I don't usually get upset at fanfiction, but this one almost had me in tears. One
of the nation, will Twilight fall prey to the perils of her new position? Or will she prosper and find in Nightmare Moon the mother she never had?
[=[[reviews:Night's Favored Child]]=]

''FanFic/{{Nosflutteratu}}'' by
best MLP fics I've read.

''
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Charcoal%20Quill Charcoal Quill]]
net/story/90496/the-codes-apprentice The Code's Apprentice]]'' by Lapis-Lazuli
* Recommended by {{@/UltimatePheer}}, atrasicarius
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle must decide the outcome of a millennia-long war between Harmony and Dissonance.
** Comments: It's pretty much Jedi vs Sith, except with ponies instead of lightsabers, and a writer better than George Lucas.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-colour-you-bleed.html The Colour You Bleed]]'' by [[http://m.fanfiction.net/u/3238938/ Kegisak]]
* Recommended by @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis'': Caught in the middle of a struggle between Equestria and a neighboring country, Blueblood finds himself alone in unfriendly territory. Through trials and hardships he slowly begins to change into the prince that his country needs.
* ''Comments'': You've probably seen a lot of fics of Blueblood getting a HumiliationConga that makes him see the error of his ways. But this [[UpToEleven is in a whole new level]]. With an interesting expansion of the Equestrian world, beautiful plot advancement, and more character development than you can shake a stick at (particularly on Blueblood's part), I consider this a must-read and won't say anything else so as to keep it unspoiled.\\
Be warned, it's pretty dark.
[=[[reviews:TheColorYouBleed]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2012/The-Contest The Contest]]'' by Cold in Gardez
* Recommended by Tropers/Salnax1,
Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle had been looking forward to a quiet, relaxing day with a friend, and at first it seemed that Fluttershy could provide just that. But when Twilight makes a rather unsettling discovery about the pegasus – and her unusually sanguine appetite – the knowledge proves to be anything but relaxing...

''Fanfic/OfSteamGearsAndWings'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RavensDagger Raven's Dagger]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years after a massive war, Equestria has changed. The Empire now rules over all, giving peace and prosperity to those that deserve it, but some are against this new rulership. The CMC, a small, raggedy group of smugglers working for the Apple family, are caught red-hoofed by an Imperial patrol. As the friends fight for their lives, they learn about themselves, each other, and the world they now reside in. Meanwhile, in Canterlot, Emperor Blueblood has amassed a massive fleet and is preparing to smash what is left of the rebellion under the oppressive hoof of his Empire.
* ''Notes'': Original SteamPunk fic with airships.

''Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Conner%20Cogwork Conner Cogwork]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TokoWH, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, {{Tropers/Miar}}, {{Tropers/y2k}}, Tropers/MisterTulip

to:

* ''Synopsis'': "It's called 'Shh'," said Fluttershy. "It's a game about who can be quiet the longest. Sound fun? I'm the world champion." Fluttershy is not a pony who makes things up. She really is the world champion of "Shh," or The Quiet Game. And now it's time for her to defend her crown, with Twilight Sparkle had been looking forward and Rarity along for the ride.
[=[[reviews:TheContest]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7143944/1/COPS_Equestria COPS: Equestria]]'' by whysoserious1985
* Recommended by [[Tropers/SpiderFan14 Spider Fan14]]
* ''Synopsis'': Follow the various police departments of Equestria, from Ponyville
to a quiet, relaxing Canterlot, on their recorded patrols.
* ''Comments'': Mature themes follow, and chapters 4 and 7 are kicks to the guts in terms of emotion.
[=[[reviews:COPSEquestria]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-creature-of-night.html Creature of the Night]]'' by Tanner
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Zarpaulus}}
* ''Status:'' Dead
* ''Synopsis'': The
day with a friend, after an adventure in the Ursa Major's cave Rarity starts feeling, different. The sun is painful, she can't eat anything, Opalescence is meaner than usual, and at first it seemed that Fluttershy could provide just that. But when Twilight makes a rather unsettling discovery about she ''hungers for the pegasus – and her unusually sanguine appetite – the knowledge proves to be anything but relaxing...

''Fanfic/OfSteamGearsAndWings'' by [[http://www.
blood of other ponies''.
[=[[reviews:CreatureOfTheNight]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/RavensDagger Raven's Dagger]]
net/story/13384/Crystalline Crystalline]]'' by BristleBrushes
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}
Lopiny
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years after a massive war, Equestria has changed. The Empire now rules over all, giving peace Spike and prosperity to those that deserve it, but some are against this new rulership. The CMC, a small, raggedy group of smugglers working for the Apple family, are caught red-hoofed by an Imperial patrol. As the friends fight for their Rarity have had rather successful lives, they learn despite their relatively uncommon interspecies relationship. They have been together for quite some time, and have a happy, loving marriage. And marriage, as we all know, often gives rise to children. Neither a pony, nor a dragon, their daughter Crystal is having a rather difficult time making sense of herself. Ponyville's general contempt of her is not helping. Realizing this, Crystal begins to have doubts about themselves, each other, her own identity, her existence. When she returns home to the Boutique one day, having just been involved in a nasty fight, Crystal and the world they now reside in. Meanwhile, in Canterlot, Emperor Blueblood has amassed Rarity have a massive fleet and is preparing heart to smash heart about what makes somepony...well...somepony.
[=[[reviews:Crystalline]]=]
* Link
is left of no longer functioning.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6769183/1/Cupcakes_Day_Out Cupcake's Day Out]]'' by Rexx Ivan
* Recommended by Tropers/Dewman
* ''Synopsis'': The pony Cupcake enjoys
the rebellion under day visiting Pinky Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, before heading to her home in the oppressive hoof of his Empire.
* ''Notes'': Original SteamPunk fic with airships.

''Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow''
complex run by [[http://www.Ms. Fizz.
[=[[reviews:CupcakesDayOut]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Conner%20Cogwork Conner Cogwork]]
net/story/200305/cutie-mark-crusadicorn Cutie Mark Crusadicorn]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TokoWH, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, {{Tropers/Miar}}, {{Tropers/y2k}}, Tropers/MisterTulipTropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': When Twilight's latest spell goes predictably awry, she ends up [[FreakyFridayFlip swapping bodies]] with all three of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. [[TwoBeingsOneBody At the]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality same time.]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-dark-sky.html A Dark Sky]]'' by [=MetalHooves=]
* Recommended by @/DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': A group of terrorists known as the Shadowbolts are confronted with old grudges, past loves, and even their own morals as they set out to destroy the Wonderbolts and anypony who gets in their way
[=[[reviews:ADarkSky]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33205/Dash-Eats-Meat%21 Dash Eats Meat!]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/theRedBrony theRedBrony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Name's Gilda. Ya know, me n Dash did some crazy stuff together at flight camp. But this one time, I wasn't so hot on Dash's little craving at lunch. Hey! Don't gimme that look! I didn't MAKE her do it!
[=[[reviews:DashEatsMeat]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots and Pegasus Spots]]'' by Nightwings81
* Recommended by PDL, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash catches a bad case of pegapox, she cannot fly back to her cloud home and finds herself staying with Rarity and Sweetie Belle. Twilight is searching for a cure, but can the pegasus survive her well meaning nurses long enough to use it?
* ''Comments'': Can also be found at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-dashes-dots-and-pegasus-spots.html Equestria Daily]] and at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60614/Dashes%2C-Dots%2C-and-Pegasus-Spots FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:DashesDotsAndPegasusSpots]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7184406/1/Dashs_Secret Dash's Secret]]'' by Hopefox
* Recommended by @/{{SpiriTsunami}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash's parents come to Ponyville, her friends learn that she might not be the pony they thought she was. Will Dash's secret drive her friends away from her, and will her parents still accept her?
* ''Comments'': Saying ''why'' this fanfiction is so amazing would involve spoiling the secret, which is unfortunate because this fic is oozing with real-world relevance and I recommend it to anyone dealing with this issue regardless of whether or not they're a [=MLP:FiM=] fan. [[spoiler:Turns out Rainbow Dash is actually a stallion named ''Sonic'' Dash. Her parents refuse to acknowledge her female identity and insist that Sonic was just going through a phase that he should've grown out of by now. The rest of the mane cast's reactions vary (Fluttershy already knew, of course, and Rarity had figured it out on her own, but naturally Applejack takes it the worst due to the dishonesty involved). Truly an outstanding take on the struggle faced by those whose gender identity doesn't match their biological gender.]]
[=[[reviews:DashsSecret]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10066/The-Day-They-Came The Day They Came]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AdamThePony AdamThePony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': "December 21, 2012. This date has for long been synonymous with an oncoming apocalypse to which mankind itself and all of God's creatures will return to where they all came from to live in peace. What actually happened was an event almost nobody saw coming. In this journal, I aim to tell the story on what happened that day, and what happened since that day. Be forewarned, however, that not everything that is written in this log was peaceful."
[=[[reviews:The Day They Came]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2254/Dear-Idiot Dear Idiot]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and her five friends are transported during a botched spell, across dimensions to... Ponyville, Equestria? But not the same one that they knew. Sitting on a bench is Harpsy and Babar. The Doctoress avoids apples from an aspiring Applebuck. And in a library across town, six stallions join their forces as they try to decipher the appearance of filly look-alikes of themselves around Ponyville! [[spoiler: Now has a [[Fanfic/OnAWhisperOfWind sequel]].]]

''Fanfic/OurFirstSteps'' by Mrakoplaz
* Recommended by Tropers/ABitOfWeather
* ''Synopsis'': In a secluded desert on the frontiers of Equestria, an eccentric genius works to bring the stars within reach of everypony; But can smiths and metalworkers who never made anything more difficult than ploughs or golden trinkets really make the dream a reality? Or has inspiration arrived a hundred years too early?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=OurFirstSteps Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/OurTrueColors Our True Colors]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Donnys+Boy Donnys Boy]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Whilst enjoying the company of Twilight Sparkle and her friends in the doughnut shop immediately following the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]", a disappointed Princess Celestia send a letter off to Prince Blueblood explaining the implications of his failure of the "Rarity Test", among other things...
[=[[reviews:DearIdiot]]=]

''[[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dear+princess#/d49hu0y Dear Princess Celestia...]]'' by [[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/ Wright-As-Rayne]]
* Recommended by {{@/Xfuture}}
* ''Synopsis'': An odd centaur-esque creature named '''Tirek''' enters Ponyville one day, and the townsponies, remembering how they treated Zecora, do their best to make him feel welcome...
* ''Comments'': A wonderful little horror piece, and a quick read.
[=[[reviews:DearPrincessCelestia...]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-derpy-goes-crazy.html Derpy Goes Crazy]]'' by Pacce.
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves gets angry and goes on a killing spree.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesCrazy]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7630968/1/Derpy_goes_to_the_doctor "Derpy Goes to the Doctor"]]'' by [=BlueCorpse=].
* Recommended by Horticulturist
* ''Synopsis'': Part of a series; in this installment, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Derpy Hooves goes to the doctor]] and her origin is revealed.
* ''Warning'': sad.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesToTheDoctor]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2831/Derpy-Hooves%3A-The-Muffin-Queen Derpy Hooves: The Muffin Queen]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dublio Dublio]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top is baking some muffins but she needs some last minute ingredients so she can finish the final touches on her muffins. Since she doesn't want to leave Derpy Hooves alone, she recruits the help of Lyra and Bon-Bon to keep her at Bay. Will they be able to prevent Derpy from eating the muffins? Or will Derpy have the last laugh?
[=[[reviews:DerpyHoovesTheMuffinQueen]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1430/Dinky-Doesn%27t-Go-To-School Dinky Doesn't Go to School]]'' by [=RagingSemi=]
* Recommended by Gaspalov, Moabite, ShadedSpriter, Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves has a daughter, a young unicorn named Dinky, who doesn't have an easy life at school because of her mother and starts hating Derpy for constantly shaming her, until one day she discovers her mom's motivations and learns a very important lesson...
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoesntGoToSchool]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-dinky-doos-father-revealed.html Dinky Doo's Father Revealed]]'' by Roy G. Biv
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo's daughter Dinky asks about her father and learns how her parents met at a "special" pony's school.
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoosFatherRevealed]]=]

''[[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/art/Discord-s-Return-259955334 Discord's Return]]'' by [[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/ Triple-A-Battery]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Discord breaks free of his stone prison, and decides to show the Mane 6 (and Princess Celestia) just what his prison was like...
[=[[reviews:DiscordsReturn]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21686/Discordant Discordant]]'' by ezra09
* Recommended by Eegah
* ''Synopsis'': Discord finds that the spell that turned him to stone wasn't quite thorough enough, and he can telepathically communicate with anypony he wants. He quickly sets to corrupting Scootaloo, and with her help assembles his own Elements of Disharmony.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-ditzy-doo-and-blustery-day.html Ditzy Doo and the Blustery Day]]'' by uSea
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ossley}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo tells her daughter a story about a windy day she experienced in Ponyville. The story is based on the Literature/WinnieThePooh series by A. A. Milne, and contains numerous [[{{ShoutOut}} shout outs]] to them. It even has illustrations done in the style of E. H. Shepard (the original illustrator of Winnie-the-pooh).
[=[[reviews:DitzyDooAndTheBlusteryDay]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7255306/1/Ditzy-Doo-Muffins Ditzy Doo: Muffins]]'' by Saddlesoap Opera
* Recommended by {{RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy has trouble remembering her past, all she knows is that she arrived in Ponyville with a tiny foal. Colgate brings her to Doctor Whooves to try to recover her lost memories, but her past is nothing anypony was expecting, and soon it comes back to haunt her.
* ''Comments'': One of my favourite Derpy fics, it does get quite sad and terrifying, but I think the end makes up for it.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-dont-let-sun-catch-you-crying.html Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying]]'' by l0x0r
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TurboJ}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle had noticed that the letters from Princess Celestia have changed in tone recently. She travels to Canterlot to find out why, and discovers a sympathetic Princess Luna.
[=[[reviews:DontLetTheSunCatchYouCrying]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59896/downfall Downfall]]'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by SonicLightning1
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight discovers a book within the library about Equestria's greatest killers. After reading this Twilight begins to have thoughts of what it would be like to kill another pony.
* "Comment": Written in the format of letters, this follows closely to SympatheticMurderer. Short but full of emotions. Caution: while the gore is not explained in great detail, the fic is still grimdark [[spoiler: and has a quite the DownerEnding]].

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1431/Draconic-Troubles Draconic Troubles]]'' by Davesknd
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and her five friends Spike are transported during sent a botched spell, across dimensions to... Ponyville, Equestria? But not the same one message from Princess Celestia, stating that they knew. Sitting on a bench is Harpsy dragon will be staying in Ponyville. Spike has to go into hiding, Twilight has to organize the arrival and Babar. The Doctoress avoids apples from an aspiring Applebuck. And in a library across town, six stallions join the others have to cope with the usual insanity. Oh... and the crusaders are doing their forces as they try to decipher the appearance of filly look-alikes of themselves around Ponyville! [[spoiler: Now has a [[Fanfic/OnAWhisperOfWind sequel]].]]

''Fanfic/OurFirstSteps''
thing. Do I smell doom?
[=[[reviews:DraconicTroubles]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/48024/eclipse-house-of-frostmanes-few Eclipse]]''
by Mrakoplaz
Spectre Crystaleye
* Recommended by Tropers/ABitOfWeather
Recomnended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': In a secluded desert on They call them vagabonds. Rogues. Criminals, corrupted to their very core. They are perceived to be poison in peaceful society and rightly cast out. Scarce are these dark cases in the frontiers of Equestria, an eccentric genius works to bring the stars within reach of everypony; But can smiths and metalworkers who never made anything more difficult than ploughs or golden trinkets really make light of Equestria's civilized culture. However, not all ponies born with gifts of malice in their souls have the dream desire to use them for evil ends. These rare few who are condemned to exile simply for fear that they might one day break and embrace their grim talents, are given a reality? Or choice by a princess wrought with compassion. Forever apart from society at large, they live a secret, dangerous and disciplined life defending the country that doubted their hearts. Armed with forbidden technology and the love of their monarchs, they thrive with the freedom to embrace their true selves in service to an Equestria that will never know them.
* Comments: Reviewed and approved by Kalash93, earning an exceedingly rare 9/10 score, and is considered possibly the single best war story in the fandom.
[=[[reviews:EclipseHouseOfFrostmanesFew]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-endless-gifts.html Endless Gifts]]'' by JenovaII
* Recommended by [=UnderlordZ=]
* ''Synopsis'': One of the Cutie Mark Crusaders gets her Mark. Will jealousy break up the Crusaders forever?
[=[[reviews:EndlessGifts]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50402/En-Passant- En Passant]]'' by [=TheRealOP=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Yandere}}
* ''Synopsis'': Felicity Peridot, avid journalist, mild-mannered unicorn, moonlighting vigilante, must take up her alter-ego, The Mysterious Mare Do Well, to combat her most dangerous opponent yet! An enigma, Checkmate, who single-hoofedly turned the underground criminal world of Manehattan upside down. With a young ward at her side, will she meet her downfall at the hooves of Checkmate?
[=[[reviews:EnPassant]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1174/Enter-the-League-of-Fanons Enter the League of Fanons]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to "Legion of Gloom". The Legion of Gloom
has returned, this time aligning themselves with a new, shadowy villain as they prepare to use the power of the Elements of Harmony against the Mane Six. But our heroes find aid in six mysterious ponies who seem to have all the answers… These ponies are [[{{Series/DoctorWho}} Doctor Whooves]], [[AscendedMeme Derpy Hooves]], [[HeroOfAnotherStory Ly]][[HeterosexualLifePartners ra, Bon Bon]], [[OneSceneWonder DJ Pon3]], and [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]].

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge: Rainbow Dash Can't Cook]]'' by 145 different authors
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Friendship is Magic fan site Equestria Daily announced a speedfic writing challenge, in which writers had two hours to complete a short story based on an arbitrarily-assigned theme (in this case, that Rainbow Dash needs to cook something but turns out to be a LethalChef), administrator Cereal Velocity never expected to be deluged with ''145 entries''. (''"You ponies are full of words,"'' said the dazed admin.)
[=[[reviews:SpeedficChallengeRainbowDashCantCook]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/545/Equestria Equestria!]]'' by Jabberspike
* Recommended by DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': The events of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were all just the delusions of an insane young woman who has been in an institution for the past few years. Now Tara believes she has conquered these fantasies, but has she really?
[=[[reviews:Equestria]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/197422/equestria-divided Equestria Divided]]'', created by [[http://pooryorickda.deviantart.com/gallery/37506217 PoorYorickDA]], stories by various authors.
* Recommended by Zarpaulus
* ''Synopsis'': The Princesses have disappeared and after a botched ritual by Twilight Sparkle kills Pinkie Pie and wounds Rainbow Dash the surviving Elements of Harmony formed five Houses fighting over the scraps of Equestria. Not a crossover but heavily inspired by ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and ''WarhammerFantasy''.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-ponynoir-chosen-saga.html Equestria Noir-A Neo-Noire Tale]]'' by Garnot
* Recommended by Tropers/{{WeegTheNinji}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years have passed since Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished from the face of the planet, leaving their nation to slowly fall apart. Now, crime, corruption and a faceless evil threaten to destroy the slowly recovering nation. In the middle of this chaos stands Bogart Maltese, an equine and member of the Regulators - an enclave dedicated to fighting crime, corruption and villainy - who is on a quest to find and punish the ones responsible for his partner's murder. Along the way, he will meet another soul, who just like him, longs to understand her own tragic past. To find the answers they both seek, the two will have to travel to hell and back. What they discover may change the face of Equestria forever. Trust no one and fear the dark places of the world.
[=[[reviews:EquestriaNoir-ANeo-NoirTale]]=]

''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8XlorG6n_cI/TT4zll1NVKI/AAAAAAAAAZM/GQF0OaYdog0/s1600/1295920370399.jpg Equestrian Revolution]]''
* Recommended by Salnax1
* ''Synopsis'': A glorious rebellion against the tyrannical Celestia has unforeseen circumstances.
[=[[reviews:EquestrianRevolution]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89250/equestrian-horizon Equestrian Horizon]] by Jin
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Lieutenant Commander Firefly and her Timberwolf flight are combat fliers of the highest caliber and seasoned veterans of the Continental War, a massive conflict from which the world is just beginning to rebuild. When a nation lost to time suddenly resurfaces in the frozen north, it is her fliers that are tasked with keeping peace in the frigid skies over the Crystal Empire.
* Original universe with heavy
inspiration arrived from the Ace Combat games. Rated Teen for warfare, violence, and language.
* Comments: A fantastic world with characters unfamiliar, but compelling. Excellently paced action and exceedingly deep lore in an alternate version of Equestria rife with political intrigue and
a hundred years too early?
likeable mane cast.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=OurFirstSteps php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/OurTrueColors Our True Colors]]'' by [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Donnys+Boy Donnys Boy]]
net/story/6735/Equestria%27s-Twilight Equestria's Twilight]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sapidus3 sapidus3]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/MyLittleGundam, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': This is the story of the end. This is the story of the death of Equestria. It is the story of the reign of her royal majesty, Princess Twilight Sparkle of the Fading Sun. The alicorn sisters are dead and Equestria has turned to Twilight Sparkle to guide it. However, just maintaining a dim sun a fraction as bright as her mentor's keeps the new princess near her limits. Years have passed and Twilight Sparkle is sure of only one thing. Equestria is dying.
* ''Tags'': Sad. Dark.
* ''Comments'': This story is a very new and very interesting take on the "Twilight becomes an alicorn" idea. Instead of her ascension being of happenstance or her distance ancestry or some such thing, it is from necessity. Also, instead of Equestria staying normal as a whole, everything is in a downward spiral, even with Twilight's help. War is on the horizon, ponies are threatened by the things that go 'bump' in the night, and the moon and stars haven't been seen for more than forty years.
[=[[reviews:Equestria'sTwilight]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6704662/1/Escape_From_Castle_Midnight Escape from Castle Midnight]]'' by Blue Eyes Shining Dragon
* Recommended by Slimey Jenkins
* ''Synopsis'': The old G1 TV special "[[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]" made to fit the "Friendship is Magic" universe
[=[[reviews:EscapeFromCastleMidnight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/206709/essenza-di-amore Essenza di Amore]]'' by Cerulean Voice
* Recommended by infernape612
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of Princess Cadance's backstory, expanded upon to follow all of the events leading up to her ascension to alicornhood.
[=[[reviews:EssenzaDiAmore]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/39639/Estrus Estrus]]'' by Friendly Uncle
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/LanceOmikron,
Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* Synopsis: Scootaloo has never really cared much for Pinkie Pie, and she definitely doesn’t like the way Pinkie calls her hero “Dashie.” But for some strange reason, Pinkie seems fixated on her and insistent on meddling in Scootaloo’s life. Whether Scootaloo likes it or not.
[=[[reviews:OurTrueColors]]=]

''Fanfic/PagesOfHarmony'' by Shadowed Rainbow
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Djanchorhead}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Twilight Sparkle believes that Harmony in Equestria is threatened, she begins creating her own research on the Elements of Harmony in a attempt to protect the future. But at what cost?... the lives of her friends, and her very sanity.
* ''Comments'': Readers be warned, Pages Of Harmony is a grimdark fanfic and contains extremely graphic content.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PagesOfHarmony Review here]]

''Fanfic/PastSins'' by Pen Stroke and Batty Gloom
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Bugsydor}}, {{Tropers/Alexlayer}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Ardashir}}, {{Tropers/Chibi-Kibou}}, [[{{Tropers/PolishValsion}} Valsion]], Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MisterTulip, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After the [[ReligionOfEvil Children of Nightmare's]] ritual to summon Nightmare Moon is interrupted, Twilight Sparkle discovers a frightened black alicorn filly in the Everfree Forest. Is this filly who was born in the botched ritual Nightmare Moon reborn, or is she simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of her own?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PastSins Review here]]

''Fanfic/PinkiePersonalities'' by drebom
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AlphaShadow}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie isn't alone in her head- she has multiple personalities. The three of them have kept this fact secret for a very long time. Now, however, Twilight's overheard them arguing....

''The Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' by alexwarlorn
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}, {{Tropers/EricW}}, Tropers/{{HikartiFlutist}}, 7grayjay7, Crimson Glass, {{Tropers/enistoja}} and The Otaku Njinja.
* ''Synopsis'': A series of tales detailing the adventures of the Mane Cast during and after their corruption by Discord. Discord has been beaten, but the psychological scars will take a long time to heal...Gets REALLY complex as the [[StoryArc story arcs]] develop.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClMeWbsJ7wQ&list=PLB51B70AAB7E85A69&index=1&feature=plpp_video There is also an audio adaptation]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GqJMx6kYyU&list=PLABD0AEFCD46D56DA&index=1&feature=plpp_video in the works]] [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-Pony-POV-Series-Fanworks-audio-adaption-274110361 looking for voice actors. (Scroll down to 2012 June 5th Evening.)]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PonyPOVSeries Review here]]

''The Fanfic/PonyPsychologySeries'' by [=SaddlesoapOpera=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': One by one, the mane cast all go crazy trying to live up to their Elements. Starting with Fluttershy: Origins, then Pinkie Pie: Schism, Rainbow Dash: Dependence, Applejack: Exposure, Rarity: Loss, and finally Twilight Sparkle: Spellbound.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PonyPsychologySeries Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Post Nuptials]]'' by [=DarthLink22=]
* Reccomended by {{Tropers/immblueversion}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, {{Tropers/Psyga315}}, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

to:

* Synopsis: Scootaloo has never really cared much for Pinkie Pie, and she definitely doesn’t like the way Pinkie calls her hero “Dashie.” But for some strange reason, Pinkie seems fixated on her and insistent on meddling in Scootaloo’s life. Whether Scootaloo likes it or not.
[=[[reviews:OurTrueColors]]=]

''Fanfic/PagesOfHarmony'' by Shadowed Rainbow
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Djanchorhead}}
* ''Synopsis'': When While talking with Twilight Sparkle believes at the market, Rarity realises that Harmony Twilight is in Equestria is threatened, she begins creating her own research on the Elements of Harmony in a attempt to protect the future. But at heat - and that Twilight has no idea what cost?... that means. Unsure of how to break it to her, Rarity "gathers" Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, leading a hilarious and [[TooMuchInformation revealing]] discussion of how each of them learned about the lives facts of life, and how each of them deal with the symptoms... [[spoiler: The kicker is that Twilight is completely aware of what her friends, and her very sanity.
''estrous cycle'' is, she'd just never heard it called "in heat" before.]]
* ''Comments'': Readers Comments: Despite dealing with a topic that would be warned, Pages Of Harmony is a grimdark fanfic and contains extremely graphic content.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PagesOfHarmony Review here]]

''Fanfic/PastSins''
taboo for the TV show, the Mane Six are completely in character, to the point where you can believe this conversation might actually happen between episodes. Easily one of the funniest one-shots on Website/FimfictionDotNet.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-everfree-entertainment.html Evergreen Entertainment]]''
by Pen Stroke and Batty Gloom
[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20NTSTS NTSTS]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Bugsydor}}, {{Tropers/Alexlayer}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Ardashir}}, {{Tropers/Chibi-Kibou}}, [[{{Tropers/PolishValsion}} Valsion]], Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MisterTulip, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After the [[ReligionOfEvil Children of Nightmare's]] ritual to summon Nightmare Moon is interrupted, Twilight Sparkle discovers a frightened black alicorn filly in the Everfree Forest. Is this filly who was born in the botched ritual Nightmare Moon reborn, or is she simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of her own?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PastSins Review here]]

''Fanfic/PinkiePersonalities'' by drebom
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AlphaShadow}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
{{Kchishol}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie isn't alone in proposes a "We're Sorry" party to make it up to Zecora for how they treated her. When she and her head- she has multiple personalities. The three of them have kept this fact secret for friends finally meet the entertainment whom Pinkie hired sight unseen; they find they are giving their new friend a very long time. Now, however, Twilight's overheard them arguing....

''The Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries''
more playfully thrilling apologetic experience then anyone ever dreamed. (PG-13)
[=[[reviews:EvergreenEntertainment]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-eversleep.html Eversleep]]''
by alexwarlorn
[=EvenMotion=]
* Recomended Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}, {{Tropers/EricW}}, Tropers/{{HikartiFlutist}}, 7grayjay7, Crimson Glass, {{Tropers/enistoja}} and The Otaku Njinja.
Tropers/{{FailcopterWes}}
* ''Synopsis'': A series Celestia unexpectedly enters a state of tales detailing Death like hibernation, and the adventures of resultant power vacuum between the Mane Cast during naive Luna and after their corruption by Discord. Discord has been beaten, a new Council leads to civil war. Not a happy tale but the psychological scars will take a long time to heal...Gets REALLY complex as the [[StoryArc story arcs]] develop.
*
well written nonetheless.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58321/exit-through-canterlot Exit Through Canterlot]]'' by
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClMeWbsJ7wQ&list=PLB51B70AAB7E85A69&index=1&feature=plpp_video There is also an audio adaptation]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GqJMx6kYyU&list=PLABD0AEFCD46D56DA&index=1&feature=plpp_video in the works]] [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-Pony-POV-Series-Fanworks-audio-adaption-274110361 looking for voice actors. (Scroll down to 2012 June 5th Evening.)]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PonyPOVSeries Review here]]

''The Fanfic/PonyPsychologySeries'' by [=SaddlesoapOpera=]
fimfiction.net/user/TheBrianJ The Brian J]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
{{@/DontKillBugs}}
* ''Synopsis'': One by one, After the mane cast all go crazy trying disaster at the Grand Galloping Gala, Octavia's career is ruined. Upon learning that the Mane Six were not punished for ruining the Gala, and that the incident was relegated to live up a laugh in the newspaper, Octavia's life changes. She begins to their Elements. Starting pursue a path that has never been seen before in Canterlot, where concertos and rhapsodies give way to controversy and rebellion. A path where symphonies are composed not with Fluttershy: Origins, then Pinkie Pie: Schism, Rainbow Dash: Dependence, Applejack: Exposure, Rarity: Loss, instruments... but with spray paint.
[=[[reviews:Exit Through Canterlot]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5669/Extremely-Terrible-and-Horrifying-Stories Extremely Terrible
and finally Twilight Sparkle: Spellbound.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PonyPsychologySeries Review here]]

''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Post Nuptials]]''
Horrifying Stories]]'' by [=DarthLink22=]
[=RatherHomely=]
* Reccomended Recommended by {{Tropers/immblueversion}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, {{Tropers/Psyga315}}, lordnaseby, {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': The Changelings have been defeated and Shining Armor and Princess Cadence have said their vows, but that still leaves the Mane Six and others with the issue of the strain on their friendships. And among all the guests present at the reception, a few of them are going to be surprised with what new relationships are formed.
* ''Comments'': A must-read after watching "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding: Part 1]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Part 2]]", as it examines [[spoiler:[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the feelings of guilt that Twilight's friends, Princess Celestia, and Shining Armor have towards shunning Twilight over her ultimately correct accusations of Princess Cadance's (i.e., Queen Chrysalis') evilness]], not to mention the bitterness Twilight feels towards them about it]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PostNuptials Review here]]

''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'' by [=CyborgSamurai=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane Six develop the powers of the Elements of Harmony after the battle with Nightmare Moon, and now must use their new abilities to stop a new villain from trying to destroy the world.
* ''Comments'': Story is long and slow-paced, but gradually builds up to a global-scale conflict.
[=[[reviews:ThePowersOfHarmony]]=]

''Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaHatesTea''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}, Tropers/{{y2k}}, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Seriously, a lot.
* ''Comments'': Don't let the description fool you. In 2 short chapters, an unprecedented amount of hilarity is extracted from the simple premise of Celestia not liking tea. If you need something to lighten up your mood after reading too many grimdark fanfics, look no further.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PrincessCelestiaHatesTea Review here]]

''Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaGetsMugged'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by Subzero008, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia is bored. So bored, in fact, that she allows herself to get kidnapped by a bunch of StupidCrooks. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': This is freaking hilarious, and Celestia's manipulative, mischievous, and kind sides are all well-balanced with each other. It really makes you wonder how the Princess would react on a day off.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PrincessCelestiaGetsMugged Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' by Andrew Joshua Talon
* Recommended by Jack Inqu, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Ardashir}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/{{ElMagio}}, Tropers/{{Miar}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai
* ''Synopsis'': "A thousand years is quite the generation gap, so Princess Luna decides she has to get with the times. However, this isn't quite as easy as she thinks it will be..."
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Progress Review here]]

''Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek'' [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek by]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* Synopsis: Sunny Breeze is living a quiet life in Ponyville until one night, Rainbow Dash suddenly appears at his door! What does she want? What's really going on here? What are her true motives? All may not be as it seems, especially Sunny himself. There's a lot more going on in Rainbow's head than GiveGeeksAChance, and Sunny himself is far from ordinary. Things snowball quickly. The journey will not be easy, but it will be worthy every moment. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek It can be read here.]]
* Comments: Yeah, I know, another OC x main character shipfic. However, this one actually features HiddenDepths and showcases character development in the OC and in the canon character. It also done a fair amount of fascinating world building, as usual for [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 the author.]] Endorsed by Brony2983, the author of To Love A Goddess.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RacerAndTheGeek Review here]]

''FanFic/RainboomsAndRoyalty'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': The Changelings have been defeated A DeconstructiveParody with NoFourthWall where an author, inspired by ''[[{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]''' notoriety, tries to make a similarly gory story... and Shining Armor and Princess Cadence have said their vows, but fails miserably [[spoiler: due to that still leaves kind of murderous behavior being inherently OutOfCharacter for all six of the Mane Six and others with the issue of the strain on their friendships. And among all the guests present at the reception, a few of them are going to be surprised with what new relationships are formed.
* ''Comments'': A must-read after watching "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding: Part 1]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Part 2]]", as it examines [[spoiler:[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the feelings of guilt that Twilight's friends, Princess Celestia, and Shining Armor have towards shunning Twilight over her ultimately correct accusations of Princess Cadance's (i.e., Queen Chrysalis') evilness]], not to mention the bitterness Twilight feels towards them about it]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PostNuptials Review here]]

''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'' by [=CyborgSamurai=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane Six develop the powers of the Elements of Harmony after the battle with Nightmare Moon, and now must use their new abilities to stop a new villain from trying to destroy the world.
* ''Comments'': Story is long and slow-paced, but gradually builds up to a global-scale conflict.
[=[[reviews:ThePowersOfHarmony]]=]

''Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaHatesTea''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}, Tropers/{{y2k}}, lordnaseby, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Seriously, a lot.
* ''Comments'': Don't let the description fool you. In 2 short chapters, an unprecedented amount of hilarity is extracted from the simple premise of Celestia not liking tea. If you need something to lighten up your mood after reading too many grimdark fanfics, look no further.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PrincessCelestiaHatesTea Review here]]

''Fanfic/PrincessCelestiaGetsMugged'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by Subzero008, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia is bored. So bored, in fact, that she allows herself to get kidnapped by a bunch of StupidCrooks. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': This is freaking hilarious, and Celestia's manipulative, mischievous, and kind sides are all well-balanced with each other. It really makes you wonder how the Princess would react on a day off.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=PrincessCelestiaGetsMugged Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' by Andrew Joshua Talon
* Recommended by Jack Inqu, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Ardashir}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/{{ElMagio}}, Tropers/{{Miar}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai
* ''Synopsis'': "A thousand years is quite the generation gap, so Princess Luna decides she has to get with the times. However, this isn't quite as easy as she thinks it will be..."
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Progress Review here]]

''Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek'' [[http://www.
Cast.]]
[=[[reviews:ExtremelyTerribleAndHorrifyingStories]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek by]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* Synopsis: Sunny Breeze is living a quiet life in Ponyville until one night, Rainbow Dash suddenly appears at his door! What does she want? What's really going on here? What are her true motives? All may not be as it seems, especially Sunny himself. There's a lot more going on in Rainbow's head than GiveGeeksAChance, and Sunny himself is far from ordinary. Things snowball quickly. The journey will not be easy, but it will be worthy every moment. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek It can be read here.]]
* Comments: Yeah, I know, another OC x main character shipfic. However, this one actually features HiddenDepths and showcases character development in the OC and in the canon character. It also done a fair amount of fascinating world building, as usual for [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 the author.]] Endorsed by Brony2983, the author of To Love A Goddess.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RacerAndTheGeek Review here]]

''FanFic/RainboomsAndRoyalty''
net/story/3340/Faded-Rainbow Faded Rainbow]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]



* ''Synopsis'': After Rainbow Dash's rump meets lightning one time too many, she feels like her reputation in town is ruined as ponies start laughing at her misfortune. Her self-esteem in tatters and her loyalty waning, its up to her friends to help her.
* ''Comments'': An interesting story about Rainbow Dash's psychology, and the InferioritySuperiorityComplex that lies at the heart of her bravado. While sad at times, the story is also heartwarming in that it shows the lengths to which the Mane Cast will go to support one of their number when they're in the dumps. Can also be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7559850/1/Faded_Rainbow here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:FadedRainbow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-fair-feather-friend.html Fair Feather Friend]]'' by Bobcat
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGoddamnRatbatman
* ''Synopsis'': Deeply desiring a pet, Rainbow Dash adopts and tames a falcon, who she names Baron Awesome [[labelnote:*]][[HilariousInHindsight I know,]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin I know.]][[/labelnote]]. HilarityEnsues, and heartstrings are tugged as pegasus and bird adjust to one another.
[=[[reviews:FairFeatherFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18822/Family-%26amp%3B-Friends Family And Friends]]'' by Raefire
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': There comes a time where we all must let go. But never will we forget. Concerns the death of Applejack's dog, Winona. Very sad.
* Comments: One hell of a terjerker with strong characterization. If the story doesn't get you, then the comment probably will.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FamilyAndFriends Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/66330/fear-and-trembling Fear and Trembling]]'' by shortskirtsnadexplosions
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' Twilight Sparkle receives a terrible mission from Princess Celestia: to [[spoiler: kill her friends]] in order to save Equestria. A terrible struggle is going on in her soul. Will she go through with it? Or will she doubt her mentor?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FearAndTrembling Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62781/the-final-cutie-mark-crusade The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phalanx-Spear Phalanx Spear]]
* Recommended by {{@/projectoma}}
* ''Synopsis'': In another attempt to get their Cutie Marks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders decided to look through the library for books on Cutie Marks. However, they stumble upon an ancient prophecy that says that on that date an evil will come to Equestria. Soon enough, they are sucked into an adventure that is much more than they asked for. Will the three young fillies save Equestria?
[=[[reviews:The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-fire-and-rain.html Fire and Rain]]'' by Vimbert the Unimpressive
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ziddy}}
* ''Synopsis'': An amateur therapist deals with a stranger in town while trying to get over a few problems of his own.
[=[[reviews:FireAndRain]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/95302/1/first-snow/first-snow First Snow]]'' by Mudpony
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara loves winter. The cold weather means even ponies in Ponyville wear clothes. With clothes, she can proudly display how much better she is than other ponies. For this reason, her annual pre-winter shopping trip is of key importance. On its successful conclusion will hinge much of her enjoyment of the coming winter. Filthy Rich is a busy pony. The needs of his store chain occupy his time, leaving little for anything else, including his daughter. When a cancelled meeting leaves him with a free day, he takes advantage of the opportunity to go shopping with his little girl.
* Comments: It's nice adding a bit of depth to a character whose only purpose is to antagonize several viewpoint characters. Sure, she's still spoiled, superficial and mean, but her interactions with her father feel right.
[=[[reviews:FirstSnow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-first-winter-wrap-up.html The First Winter Wrap-Up]]'' by Chopper's Top Hat
* Recommended by [=SuddenFrost=], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/EricW
* ''Synopsis'': Why can't unicorns use magic during Winter Wrap-Up? Applejack knows the answer, and with it comes the surprising truth about the origin of Ponyville, and the worst year in Equestria's history.
[=[[reviews:TheFirstWinterWrap-Up]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32384/five-should-be-enough Five Should Be Enough]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Arcainum Arcainum]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': Alternate Universe: Instead of Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia made Rainbow Dash her personal student instead! Follow her through the events of the 1,000th Summer Sun Celebration. A reimagining of "Friendship is Magic".
* ''Comments'': On the surface, a really bizarre premise, but Trinary not only pulls it off, but does it exceptionally well. The prose is well-written, but what really sells it is the fantastic characterizations. Despite the altered setting, the ponies are perfectly in character, and the events and interactions are completely faithful and realistic to the show. Warning: there is some shipping, but very mild, and its a one-sided adolescent crush kind of thing (which ends up being hilarious). Can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/30097/Rainbooms-and-Royalty here]] as well as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8179465/1/Rainbooms_and_Royalty here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:RainboomsandRoyalty]]=]

''Fanfic/RainbowFactory'' by Aurora Dawn
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Valikdu}}, lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo is ready to take her flight exam. She's going to end up discovering how the rainbows are made in Cloudsdale. Warning: grimdark as fuck. Contains scenes of violence and gore. Reader beware.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RainbowFactory Review here]]

''FanFic/RainbowInTheDark'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sayer Sayer]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': My life in Hollow Shades wasn't too bad, but I wanted to start a new life somewhere else, so one day I packed my things and movved to a town called Ponyville. A place where I could start a new life, make some friends and get a job. What I never expected was to find the mare of my dreams...
* Comments: Better than it sounds. The author is a friend of Kalash93, who also served as his chief editor. Mythology gags abound.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RainbowInTheDark Review here]]

''Fanfic/RitesOfAscension'' by [=CvBrony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane, Paras, and [=IMpish=].
* ''Synopsis'': Sixteen years after arriving in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle is excited to have invented a brand-new kind of spell, but it will come with consequences she can’t possibly anticipate. Meanwhile, threats in shadows around the world conspire to overthrow the Solar Throne. With her world turned upside down, she will have to come to terms with the role that fate has dealt her while straining to keep Celestia in power.
* ''Comment'': Unlike a lot of Twilight Alicorn fics, her change is gradual in this one.
[=[[reviews:RitesOfAscension]]=]

''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'' by Supa Supa Bad Truly Mad Moves
* Recommended by Pixargirl
* Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle has learned much about the magic of friendship, but what about love? In the aftermath of "A Canterlot Wedding", she begins her studies on romantic love. Life goes on in Ponyville, with Gilda coming to town with a business proposition, the Cutie Mark Crusaders embarking on a major new project, and Fluttershy starting up a romantic relationship of her very own.
* Comments: A very fun and well-written story that's something of an AU as this was written before season three and four. The Characters are very much in character and with well-written dialogue with a little bit of cussing and a few sexual implications throughout, though sex is not the focus nor is it prominent. It’s in epic length, well over 200,000 words and two years in the making, with still more to come and like the show, it features both slice-of-life everyday activities and big heroic confrontations.
** Additionally ships that are included are Fluttermac, Spike/Sweetie Belle, Twilight/OC, Lyra/Bon Bon, [[spoiler: Twilight/Joe, Pinkie/Fancypants, Rainbow/Derpy, Celestia/Discord, Chrysalis/OC,]] and many more.

''FanFic/{{Scootamom}}'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Richardson Ricardson]]
* Recommended by Scootyloo, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo doesn't exactly have the run of the mill mother. How will she ever explain to her friends that her mom is the crown princess of Equestria?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Scootamom Review here]]

''[[FanFic/{{The Killer Rarityverse}} The Secret Life of Rarity]]'' by Brony Writer
* Recommended by lordnaseby, Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': The story details Rarity's life as a serial killer, a life which stemmed back to a self-defense killing in her foalhood. While at first she relishes in her murders (mostly of weaker series antagonists) eventually she becomes a WoobieDestroyerofWorlds when she begins to hate herself for what she does and what effect is has on her family and friend but by then it is such an addiction for her that she can't stop herself.
* WARNING this story is very violent and details each end every murder. However, the author stresses that it is a character study rather than only focusing on the gore and "isn't Cupcakes with Rarity". It's more tragedy than grimdark as less than half of the chapters contain violent murders. Still, if gore involving ponies isn't your thing DO NOT READ THIS STORY.
* Now has one completed sequel, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50848/the-public-life-of-sweetie-belle The Public Life of Sweetie Belle]]'' and an in-progress one, ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/81010/broken-blossom Broken Blossom]]''.

''Fanfic/SpringIsDumb'' by HoofBitingActionOverload
* Recommended by Titanium Dragon
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash knows one thing for sure, she is definitely not a barbarous, uncivilized dolt who doesn't know polite conversation from a hippopotamus's rear end. And also that she's definitely not the one who's wrong. Rarity is wrong. Rainbow Dash is absolutely, totally, a hundred percent sure of it.But then why did Rainbow just buy a wagon load of apology bouquets?

''Fanfic/SunnySkiesAllDayLong'' by [=PhantomFox=]
* Recommended by KtarraMoon, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/EricW, Hereward, @/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': 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? ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-sunny-skies-all-day-long.html]]''
* Followed by ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20764/My-Faithful-Student My Faithful Student]]''
[=[[reviews:SunnySkiesAllDayLong]]=]


''Fanfic/SunshineAndFire'' by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Eegah}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MisterTulip
* ''Synopsis'': An attempt to banish Celestia to another dimension also catches Twilight, Spike, and Luna. Now they're all stuck in another version of Equestria where Celestia became the evil Daymare Sun, and holds the world in eternal daytime, and Twilight's counterpart is her right hand mare. Twilight believes the only hope for this world is to find the counterparts of her friends and reassemble the Elements of Harmony, while Celestia and Luna make their own plans.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=SunshineAndFire Review here]]

''Fanfic/StallionsOnStrike''
* Recommended by Tropers/MisterBeeg
* ''Synopsis'': Big Macintosh goes on strike when he sees he's the one doing all the heavy lifting and harder work at Sweet Apple Acres while his sisters frolic. His idea catches fire throughout Ponyville, and soon every stallion is up in arms!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=StallionsOnStrike Review here]]

''VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks'' by Donitz
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cronosonic}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Story of the Blanks is a short fan-game created in Adobe Flash. The game is constrained to use genuine NES graphics and graphical limitations (down to the very 8 sprites per line limitation). Most if not all the music in the game was created by various people using [=FamiTracker=] (a NES/Famicom tracker).
** The basic story: Applebloom, one afternoon, runs into Twilight, who is heading into the Everfree Forest to deliver something to Zecora. Once they get there, Zecora warns them to leave the forest as soon as possible, as something will happen that night that they should not stay to witness. As they leave, they encounter a road block that Twilight attempts to remove, but while doing so, Applebloom sees another filly head deeper into the forest, and follows her...
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=StoryOfTheBlanks Review here]]

''FanFic/TangledUpInBlues'' by [=TheDescendantofKehAn=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{TheWalkingAnomaly}}, Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': The background stallion Blues is given a background of his own: a story composed of the disappointment and heartache that flows through his saxophone, and the joy, friendship and love (and not just romance) that gave him and his music their character.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TangledUpInBlues Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments'' by Wanderer D
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Eegah}}, Tropers/{{ViperhawkZ}}, Tropers/{{MisterTulip}}
* ''Synopsis'': After Sweetie Belle is nearly killed in a Trixie-related mishap, she asks Twilight to teach her magic. Unfortunately, something goes wrong in one of their lessons and Twilight disappears, leaving Sweetie Belle to travel through the worlds of various AU fanfics to find her.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheSweetieChroniclesFragments Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheStrangerAndHerFriend'' by The Urban Moose
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Ganelon}}
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is a living legend, but much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Records have long since been lost to the decay of time, and the tale of her triumph over Discord has become a fable. The Princess's memory of the event has long since faded... or has it? Her faithful student lending an eager ear, Celestia recounts the true story of a war-torn Equestria, the struggle against Discord, and the early years of her own life. Before she was the Princess of the Sun, she was merely a stranger.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/245862/review-the-stranger-and-her-friend Review here]]

''Fanfic/ATasteOfTheGoodLife'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Alternate Universe: Instead of Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia made Rainbow Dash her personal student instead! Follow her through When a tragic event befalls Applejack, she takes drastic measures in an effort to prevent it. But can a simple farm pony make a difference in the events face of the 1,000th Summer Sun Celebration. A reimagining of "Friendship is Magic".
an inevitable end?
* ''Tags'': Tragedy
* ''Comments'': On the surface, a really bizarre premise, but Trinary not only pulls it off, but does it exceptionally well. strength of this story is in its characterization. The prose Applejack we see here is well-written, but what really sells it is no different from the fantastic characterizations. Despite one in the altered setting, the ponies are perfectly in character, and the events and interactions are completely faithful and realistic to the show. Warning: there is some shipping, but very mild, and its a one-sided adolescent crush kind of thing (which ends up being hilarious). Can be found [[http://www.show.
[=[[reviews:FiveShouldBeEnough]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/30097/Rainbooms-and-Royalty here]] as well as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8179465/1/Rainbooms_and_Royalty here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:RainboomsandRoyalty]]=]

''Fanfic/RainbowFactory'' by Aurora Dawn
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Valikdu}}, lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo is ready to take her flight exam. She's going to end up discovering how the rainbows are made in Cloudsdale. Warning: grimdark as fuck. Contains scenes of violence
net/story/13341/Flim-and-Flam-Try-It-Again Flim and gore. Reader beware.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RainbowFactory Review here]]

''FanFic/RainbowInTheDark''
Flam Try It Again]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sayer Sayer]]
net/user/The%20Snazzy%20Hat The Snazzy Hat]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': My life in Hollow Shades wasn't too bad, but I wanted to start a new life somewhere else, so one day I packed my things The so-called 'World Famous' Flim Flam Brothers, after being defeated by Applejack and movved to a her friends, decide that they just weren't cut out for the cider making business. So, in the small town called Ponyville. A place where I of Horseton, they discover a mysterious new mineral that could start a new life, make some friends and get a job. What I never expected was to find the mare revolutionise all of my dreams...
* Comments: Better than it sounds. The author is a friend of Kalash93, who
Equestria! Trouble is, there are also served as his chief editor. Mythology gags abound.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RainbowInTheDark Review here]]

''Fanfic/RitesOfAscension'' by [=CvBrony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane, Paras, and [=IMpish=].
* ''Synopsis'': Sixteen years after arriving in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle is excited to have invented a brand-new kind of spell, but it will come with consequences she can’t possibly anticipate. Meanwhile, threats in shadows around the world conspire to overthrow the Solar Throne. With her world turned upside down, she will have to come to terms with the role that fate has dealt her while straining to keep Celestia in power.
* ''Comment'': Unlike
a lot of Twilight Alicorn fics, her change is gradual in this one.
[=[[reviews:RitesOfAscension]]=]

''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'' by Supa Supa Bad Truly Mad Moves
* Recommended by Pixargirl
* Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle has learned much about the magic of friendship, but what about love? In the aftermath of "A Canterlot Wedding", she begins her studies on romantic love. Life goes on in Ponyville, with Gilda coming to town with a business proposition, the Cutie Mark Crusaders embarking on a major new project, and Fluttershy starting up a romantic relationship of her very own.
* Comments: A very fun and well-written story that's something of an AU as this was written before season three and four. The Characters are very much in character and with well-written dialogue with a little bit of cussing and a few sexual implications throughout, though sex is not the focus nor is it prominent. It’s in epic length, well over 200,000 words and two years
people in the making, with still more town who will do whatever it takes to come and like the show, make sure they get it features both slice-of-life everyday activities and big heroic confrontations.
** Additionally ships that are included are Fluttermac, Spike/Sweetie Belle, Twilight/OC, Lyra/Bon Bon, [[spoiler: Twilight/Joe, Pinkie/Fancypants, Rainbow/Derpy, Celestia/Discord, Chrysalis/OC,]] and many more.

''FanFic/{{Scootamom}}'' by [[http://www.
first.
[=[[reviews:FlimAndFlamTryItAgain]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Richardson Ricardson]]
* Recommended
net/story/22618/flitter Flitter]]'' by Scootyloo, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo doesn't exactly have the run of the mill mother. How will she ever explain to her friends that her mom is the crown princess of Equestria?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=Scootamom Review here]]

''[[FanFic/{{The Killer Rarityverse}} The Secret Life of Rarity]]'' by Brony Writer
* Recommended by lordnaseby, Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': The story details Rarity's life as a serial killer, a life which stemmed back to a self-defense killing in her foalhood. While at first she relishes in her murders (mostly of weaker series antagonists) eventually she becomes a WoobieDestroyerofWorlds when she begins to hate herself for what she does and what effect is has on her family and friend but by then it is such an addiction for her that she can't stop herself.
* WARNING this story is very violent and details each end every murder. However, the author stresses that it is a character study rather than only focusing on the gore and "isn't Cupcakes with Rarity". It's more tragedy than grimdark as less than half of the chapters contain violent murders. Still, if gore involving ponies isn't your thing DO NOT READ THIS STORY.
* Now has one completed sequel, ''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50848/the-public-life-of-sweetie-belle The Public Life net/user/Nyerguds Nyerguds]]
* Recommended by Nights
* ''Synopsis'': When the invasion
of Sweetie Belle]]'' Canterlot is repelled, the spell makes no distinction between the attackers and an in-progress one, ''[[https://www.one changeling who had been living there peacefully for most of his life. Suddenly tossed far away from home and deprived of the mask he wore for decades, he has to find a way to pick up the pieces of his life and put them back together.
[=[[reviews:Flitter]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/81010/broken-blossom Broken Blossom]]''.

''Fanfic/SpringIsDumb''
net/story/38472/Fluffershy Fluffershy]]'' by HoofBitingActionOverload
* Recommended by Titanium Dragon
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash knows one thing for sure, she is definitely not a barbarous, uncivilized dolt who doesn't know polite conversation from a hippopotamus's rear end. And also that she's definitely not the one who's wrong. Rarity is wrong. Rainbow Dash is absolutely, totally, a hundred percent sure of it.But then why did Rainbow just buy a wagon load of apology bouquets?

''Fanfic/SunnySkiesAllDayLong'' by [=PhantomFox=]
* Recommended by KtarraMoon, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/EricW, Hereward, @/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': 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? ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-sunny-skies-all-day-long.html]]''
* Followed by ''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20764/My-Faithful-Student My Faithful Student]]''
[=[[reviews:SunnySkiesAllDayLong]]=]


''Fanfic/SunshineAndFire'' by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}
net/user/Friendly%20Uncle Friendly Uncle]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Eegah}}, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/EricW, Tropers/MaddTheSane, Tropers/MisterTulip
Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': An attempt to banish Celestia to another dimension also catches Twilight, Spike, and Luna. Now they're all stuck in another version of Equestria where Celestia became the evil Daymare Sun, and holds the world in eternal daytime, and Twilight's counterpart Fluttershy's such a sweet, innocent, naive little pony. She's probably never even looked at a stallion! ...so why is her right hand mare. Twilight believes butt plastered all over the only hope for this world is to find the counterparts of her friends and reassemble the Elements of Harmony, while Celestia and Luna make their own plans.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=SunshineAndFire Review here]]

''Fanfic/StallionsOnStrike''
* Recommended by Tropers/MisterBeeg
* ''Synopsis'': Big Macintosh goes on strike when he sees he's the one doing all the heavy lifting and harder work at Sweet Apple Acres while his sisters frolic. His idea catches fire throughout Ponyville, and soon every stallion is up in arms!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=StallionsOnStrike Review here]]

''VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks'' by Donitz
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cronosonic}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Story
front of the Blanks is DVD case Pinkie Pie just found? Surely there's a short fan-game created good explanation for this, our heroes just have to figure out what it is. There's no way Fluttershy's actually a porn star. ...right?
* Comments: As with ''Estrus'', Friendly Uncle deals with a taboo subject
in Adobe Flash. The game is constrained to use genuine NES graphics and graphical limitations (down to the very 8 sprites per line limitation). Most if not all the music in the game was created by various people using [=FamiTracker=] (a NES/Famicom tracker).
** The basic story: Applebloom, one afternoon, runs into Twilight, who is heading into the Everfree Forest to deliver something to Zecora. Once they get there, Zecora warns them to leave the forest as soon as possible, as something will happen
a way that night that they should not stay to witness. As they leave, they encounter a road block that Twilight attempts to remove, but while doing so, Applebloom sees another filly head deeper into the forest, a) keeps everyone in-character, and follows her...
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=StoryOfTheBlanks Review here]]

''FanFic/TangledUpInBlues'' by [=TheDescendantofKehAn=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{TheWalkingAnomaly}}, Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': The background stallion Blues
b) is given a background of his own: a story composed of the disappointment and heartache that flows through his saxophone, and the joy, friendship and love (and not just romance) that gave him and his music their character.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TangledUpInBlues Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments'' by Wanderer D
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Eegah}}, Tropers/{{ViperhawkZ}}, Tropers/{{MisterTulip}}
* ''Synopsis'': After Sweetie Belle is nearly killed in a Trixie-related mishap, she asks Twilight to teach her magic. Unfortunately, something goes wrong in one of their lessons and Twilight disappears, leaving Sweetie Belle to travel through the worlds of various AU fanfics to find her.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheSweetieChroniclesFragments Review here]]

''Fanfic/TheStrangerAndHerFriend'' by The Urban Moose
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Ganelon}}
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is a living legend, but much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Records have long since been lost to the decay of time, and the tale of her triumph over Discord has become a fable. The Princess's memory of the event has long since faded... or has it? Her faithful student lending an eager ear, Celestia recounts the true story of a war-torn Equestria, the struggle against Discord, and the early years of her own life. Before she was the Princess of the Sun, she was merely a stranger.
* [[http://www.
flatout hilarious.

''[[https://www.
fimfiction.net/blog/245862/review-the-stranger-and-her-friend Review here]]

''Fanfic/ATasteOfTheGoodLife''
net/story/49224/fluttershy-and-celestia-play-chess Fluttershy and Celestia Play Chess]]'' by [[http://www.[[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]net/user/BronyWriter BronyWriter]]



* ''Synopsis'': Main Course is a successful chef and restaurant owner. Or he was, anyway, until a fire tore up his life's work and left him adrift. When he visits his sister in the rural backwater town of Ponyville, he discovers an abandoned building that's perfect for a quick fix-up so he can flip it for a profit. But the building comes with an unforeseen tenant, and when he lets her stick around he discovers that maybe, just maybe, there's something out there more important than wealth and fame.

''FanFic/ThisPlatinumCrown'' by Cap'n Chryssalid
* Recommended by @/AckSed
* ''Synopsis:'' Epic sequel to ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver''. Prince Blueblood's announcement of his courting of Rarity has thrust her deep into the affairs of the royal unicorn court and its feuding families. Blueblood has several duel-happy potential suitors who have been notified of this non-noble upstart. Rarity must learn a lot, ''very quickly''.

''Fanfic/TrailsAndTrials'' by Mazzyrazzy
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Aonaselk}} {{RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy/Derpy is a slightly uncoordinated pony with a friendless background, but for all her life she has tried to keep up a cheerful disposition. However, the days pass by as she becomes increasingly disheartened by her lack of friends - but as fate would have it, she inadvertently meets Twilight Sparkle, a pony who studies friendship for a living and gladly offers to teach Ditzy all she has learned. Eventually, the two ponies forge an incredibly deep bond, and Ditzy experiences first-hand what it means to care for a true friend.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=TrailsAndTrials Review here]]

''Fanfic/TripOfALifetime'' by Tailslover13
* Recommended by @/RLYoshi
* ''Synopsis'': Josh Schwartz is a normal human with a normal life. He has his computer, his TV, his pet cat, his love of sports, the works. Naturally, he doesn't approve or enjoy girly things that are obviously made for girls. However, when a mysterious and unexplainable series of events takes place, he finds himself in Equestria, a world with no humans and only ponies...well, mostly ponies. How will this sarcastic human boy adapt to this new world? And how will its residents take to their new visitor?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TripOfALifetime Review here]]

''Fanfic/TwilightsDollhouse'' by Kaiden
* Recommended by Abcron Nopeba
* ''Synopsis'': The newly coronated Princess Twilight suffers an abrupt tragedy. Having lost two loved ones, she begins to question her own mortality, and that of her friends: AJ, Dash, Rarity, Pinkie, Fluttershy. And they are just the beginning. Twilight will live for thousands of years, so every pony she cares about, every pony she will ever care about, will die. She can barely handle the pain of one funeral, let alone the thought of hundreds of them. Twilight finds a clever way to ensure all of her friends never die. They can’t all be ageless alicorns, but they can all move into Twilight’s Dollhouse. Then they can be best friends forever.
[=[[reviews:TwilightsBestFriend]]=]

''Fanfic/TwilightsList'' by kits
* Recommended by Titanium Dragon
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle prides herself on following and sticking to her plans, but she isn't as organized as everypony thinks. Her master list, the plan for her life, has an item that she has never been able to check off; and the time has come to fix that. How hard can it be? All she needs to do is go on a date and get a kiss.

''Fanfic/UnderTheNorthernLights'' by sieurin
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': A diplomatic crisis arises between Equestria and the small, poor kingdom of Tarandroland, ancestral home of the reindeer. Celestia and Luna agree that it is time Luna takes a more active hand in foreign relations again, and Luna brings Twilight with her as someone she actually trusts and can talk to.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=UnderTheNorthernLights Review here]]

''Fanfic/VeeForVendetta'' by Melon Hunter
* Recommended by Tropers/LanceOmikron
* ''Synopsis'': The unstoppable force of Canterlot bureaucracy meets the immovable object of small-town stubbornness. Hapless civil servant Veggie Vee is about to find that ideas never die... and neither does Ponyville's sweet tooth.

''Fanfic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' by Corey W. Williams
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Calnos}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/MarkLungo
* ''Synopsis'': After the invention of radio, DJ-P0n3 (aka Vinyl Scratch) holds the first Equestrian talk show with her co-host Octavia. Octavia quickly finds out her superior is slightly eccentric, leading their broadcast to be constantly derailed, yet somehow remain popular. These episodes were recorded for historical significance and transcribed. These are the Vinyl Scratch Tapes.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheVinylScratchTapes Review here]]

''Fanfic/WhatHaveYouDone'' by cloudedguardian
* Recommended by Tropers/{{redandready45}}
* ''Synopsis'': Words and actions can sometimes hurt more than we know, sowing betrayal and hatred where friendship and innocence lies. A single thoughtless action can be a tipping point, one fallen domino setting off hundreds. Look back, and answer me. What have you done? Completed, with a sequel promised by the author.
* ''Comments'': It is an AccusationFic written about A Canterlot Wedding. But while most have the characters being called out by Twilight, in this fic, the events are altered, and the characters realize their mistake through the consequences of their actions. It is a powerful tale on how thoughtless mistakes can have long reaching effects most of us don't realize.
* A sequel "Even As..." as been published by the author, and can be viewed [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/179868/even-as here]]. Tropes for that story go on the same page as "What Have You Done."

''Fanfic/WhatRainbowsAreMadeOf'' by Silver Fox, translated by [=LinesPrower=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Lopiny}}, Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': Several days after having a terrible nightmare, Scootaloo takes her final exam at the Cloudsdale Flight Academy, and with the help of Rainbow Dash gains insight into the nature of her own character as well as knowledge of the deepest secrets of the Rainbow Factory.
* ''Comments'': Much like Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness did for Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}, this fic can be considered as an antidote for Fanfic/RainbowFactory.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WhatRainbowsAreMadeOf Review here]]

''Fanfic/WhenAPonyCalls'' written by Seven Fates
* Recomended by {nobodyimportant57}
* "Synopsis": Soren, a currently unemployed young wakes and in the closet brony and up on the morning of his family reunion, looking foreword to spending time with his 6 year old niece and grilling burgers for his family. As he get's up, he tells his mother he'll be ready as soon as checks his computer. As he's browsing through his Fimfiction account, he stumbles on a mysterious message from someone pretending to be a pony, complete with bad typing, so it looks like she's trying to use a keyboard with hooves. Something about this message seems off to him, but none the less he gives into curiosity and decides to play along. He offers to talk to her on Skype, where she reveals her identity as none other Lyra Heartstrings, and tells him she wants to make an off: she wants to swap bodies. She explains that, she had gotten a spell from Twilight that would allow her to swap bodies with a human and experience there world in person(Though a male body wasn't her first pick, she'll take whatever.). Still not taking her seriously, he decides why not and agrees. Then his computer explodes and knocks him across the room, leaving him dazed until his parents run up stairs and bring him out of his daze. There, he realizes two: 1.he is still in his room 2.He is in Lyra's body. Things all go down hill from there. This story is a very touching piece that starts out as a light haerted comedy, that is steadily hit by Cerberus syndrome, and morphs into heart wrenching thriller full of emotions that borders on nightmare fuel, while still being both heartwarming and tragic.
* Warning: Sexual content and some physiological horror.

''[[FanFic/WhiteBox White Box]]'' by Chromosome
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck, Completely Different
* ''Synopsis'': My name is Canvas. I remember because I wrote it in the corner of the white box. It takes twelve steps to get from the cot to the wall. And the lights hurt my eyes.
[=[[reviews:WhiteBox]]=]

''[[Fanfic/WhyAmICrying Why Am I Crying?]]'' by Rated Ponystar
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Artican}}



* ''Synopsis'': When Diamond Tiara suddenly dies in a tragic accident, The Cutie Mark Crusaders must come to terms with her death. But how does one feel when suddenly your tormentor is gone?
* ''Comments'': This is a very thoughtful and well-written series exploring how the Crusaders sort through their thoughts and feelings regarding Diamond Tiara and her death. The author delves deep into the trio's individual reactions, showing the many ways people deal with the death of another.
[=[[reviews:Whyamicrying]]=]

''FanFic/WithinAndWithout'' by Cloudy Skies.
* Recommended by Tropers/StreamofConsciousness
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Luna approaches the Mane Six with some interesting questions: "Did you ever stop to wonder what became of Trixie, Gilda and Blueblood after your encounters? What did these episodes truly mean to you? What role will they yet play in the lives of the Elements of Harmony? Last, are these questions as relevant as the journey towards the answers? Who will benefit from seeking these answers - you, them, or I?"
* Shipping: Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, [[spoiler: Twilight and Luna.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WithinAndWithout Review here]]

''Fanfic/WithoutAHive'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phoenix_Dragon Phoenix_Dragon]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a training expedition ends in complete disaster, a young changeling finds himself separated from the hive, and he has to seek shelter in a pony orphanage. As he grows, he finds himself divided between genuine affection for his equine friends and the need to deceive them to survive.
* ''Comments'': A beautiful and very poignant story, a true emotional rollercoaster. Set in the same continuity as the also excellent (but more light-hearted) ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45720/ Fragments]]''. Each one's ending is a bit of a spoiler for the other's, so read in any order you want.
[=[[reviews:WithoutAHive]]=]

''Fanfic/AWorldWithoutRainbows'' by UberPhoenix
* Recommended by Tropers/K9Thefirst1, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What if Rainbow Dash failed her Sonic Rainboom at the end of "Cutie Mark Chronicles"? Twilight awakes in a strange land where everything is a bit... [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-world-without-rainbows.html different]], and the world is shrouded in eternal night.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AWorldWithoutRainbows Review here]]

''Fanfic/WouldItMatterIfIWas'' by [=GaPJaxie=]
* Recommended by Tropers/DrakeClawfang
* Status: Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In the aftermath of the Canterlot Wedding and the changeling invasion, Fluttershy asks Twilight a question: what if she was secretly a changeling?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WouldItMatterIfIWas Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Zenith}}'' by The Descendant
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Twilight Sparkle and Spike discover a mysterious artifact--and Twilight ends up placed under a terrible killing curse, and the only way to keep it from slaying her is to put her into a magical coma. And, with that, Spike's entire world falls apart. How will this terrible ordeal affect him, who is just a little kid? And is there any way he can save Twilight from the curse so that she can wake up? And why is Princess Celestia refusing to help him in any way?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Zenith Review here]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages A-J]]
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/67777/1000-years-alone-on-the-moon-an-autobiography-abridged 1000 Years Alone on the Moon - An Autobiography (Abridged)]]'' by Just Horsing Around
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' A humorous one-shot fanfic where we learn what, exactly, Luna was doing to pass the time on the Moon.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=1000YearsAloneOnTheMoonAnAutobiographyAbridged Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/144314/adjacency Adjacency]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Frission Frission]]
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Princess Twilight Sparkle's attempts to research the dimensional mirror hits a road block, she receives unexpected aid from her former rival Trixie, who has returned to Ponyville in the hopes of getting her life back on track. Although their experiment is a success, disaster strikes and the unicorn duo's magic potential is taken from them and spread among the alternate worlds. Together, Twilight and Trixie must now explore the multiverse to restore themselves.
[=[[reviews:Adjacency]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15942/The-Adventures-of-the-Elementals The Adventures of the Elementals]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AutoKnight01 AutoKnight01]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': When Diamond Tiara suddenly dies the mane six go to see a Wonderbolt's show in a tragic accident, The Cutie Mark Crusaders must come Canterlot, Fluttershy decides to terms not go as crowds of that size make her too nervous. So, Princess Celestia decides to spend the day with her death. But how does one feel when suddenly your tormentor is gone?
* ''Comments'': This is a very thoughtful and well-written series exploring how the Crusaders sort through their thoughts and feelings regarding Diamond Tiara and
instead while her death. The author delves deep into the trio's individual reactions, showing the many ways people deal with the death of another.
[=[[reviews:Whyamicrying]]=]

''FanFic/WithinAndWithout'' by Cloudy Skies.
* Recommended by Tropers/StreamofConsciousness
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Luna approaches the Mane Six with some interesting questions: "Did you ever stop to wonder what became of Trixie, Gilda and Blueblood after your encounters? What did these episodes truly mean to you? What role will they yet play in the lives of the Elements of Harmony? Last, are these questions as relevant as the journey towards the answers? Who will benefit from seeking these answers - you, them, or I?"
* Shipping: Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, [[spoiler: Twilight and Luna.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WithinAndWithout Review here]]

''Fanfic/WithoutAHive'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phoenix_Dragon Phoenix_Dragon]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a training expedition ends in complete disaster, a young changeling finds himself separated from the hive, and he has to seek shelter in a pony orphanage. As he grows, he finds himself divided between genuine affection for his equine
friends and are away. The two decide to play a few simple games of chess to pass the need to deceive them to survive.
* ''Comments'': A beautiful and very poignant story, a true emotional rollercoaster. Set in the same continuity as the also excellent (but more light-hearted)
time...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45720/ Fragments]]''. Each one's ending is a bit of a spoiler for the other's, so read in any order you want.
[=[[reviews:WithoutAHive]]=]

''Fanfic/AWorldWithoutRainbows'' by UberPhoenix
* Recommended by Tropers/K9Thefirst1, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What if Rainbow Dash failed her Sonic Rainboom at the end of "Cutie Mark Chronicles"? Twilight awakes in a strange land where everything is a bit... [[http://www.
equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-world-without-rainbows.com/2011/05/story-fluttershy-effect.html different]], and the world is shrouded in eternal night.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AWorldWithoutRainbows Review here]]

''Fanfic/WouldItMatterIfIWas''
The Fluttershy Effect]]'' by [=GaPJaxie=]
[=SuperStingray=]
* Recommended by Tropers/DrakeClawfang
* Status: Complete
{{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': In the aftermath of the Canterlot Wedding and the changeling invasion, Fluttershy asks A time travel mishap changes everything. Now Twilight a question: what if she was secretly a changeling?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WouldItMatterIfIWas Review here]]

''Fanfic/{{Zenith}}'' by The Descendant
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Twilight Sparkle and Spike discover a mysterious artifact--and Twilight ends up placed under a terrible killing curse, and the only way
has to keep it from slaying her is to put her into a magical coma. And, with that, Spike's entire world falls apart. How will this terrible ordeal affect him, who is just a little kid? And is there any way he can save Twilight from the curse so that she can wake up? And why is Princess Celestia refusing to help him in any way?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Zenith Review here]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages A-J]]
fix it.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/67777/1000-years-alone-on-the-moon-an-autobiography-abridged 1000 Years Alone net/story/20405/Fluttershy%27s-Bad-%26quot%3BHare%26quot%3B-Day Fluttershy's Bad "Hare" Day.]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pegasus+Rescue+Brigade Pegasus Rescue Brigade]]
* Recomended by Clam15
* ''Synopsis'': After an unfortunate incident involving Rainbow Dash and herbal tea, Fluttershy wakes up one morning to discover that she has turned into a rabbit! With her friends unaware of her plight, Fluttershy must turn to Angel bunny to guide her
on her quest to restore her original form. In the Moon - An Autobiography (Abridged)]]'' process, she is given the oppurtunity to experience everyday life in Ponyville from a whole ... new perspective, and discovers that there is much more to her friends' pets than she ever expected.
* ''Comments'': This is just great. The interactions, the conflict, the story. Okay, the story isn't much new, but it give's it that originality that we've come to know so much. And
by Just Horsing Around
the interactions between Angel and Fluttershy shows that, once and for all, despite outwardly apperances, he really does care for the filly that's raised him as her own. Throw in some hilarity ensuing and you've got yourself a real dandy (in a good way.) Plus, Angel speaking in a Brooklyn accent. Need I say more?

''[[http://fav.me/d4y1n1z Fluttershy: Trapped Together]]'' by [=ItsfromPeople=]
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' A humorous one-shot fanfic where we learn what, exactly, Luna was doing to pass
''Synopsis'': Fluttershy has a confrontation with a shape shifter in the time on deeps of the Moon.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=1000YearsAloneOnTheMoonAnAutobiographyAbridged Review here]]

Everfree Forest. But the circumstances quickly change.


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/144314/adjacency Adjacency]] net/story/27829/A-Flying-Tank A Flying Tank]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Frission Frission]]
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Princess Twilight Sparkle's attempts to research the dimensional mirror hits a road block, she receives unexpected aid from her former rival Trixie, who has returned to Ponyville in the hopes of getting her life back on track. Although their experiment is a success, disaster strikes and the unicorn duo's magic potential is taken from them and spread among the alternate worlds. Together, Twilight and Trixie must now explore the multiverse to restore themselves.
[=[[reviews:Adjacency]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15942/The-Adventures-of-the-Elementals The Adventures of the Elementals]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AutoKnight01 AutoKnight01]]
net/user/GingerNutGin GingerNutGin]]



* ''Synopsis'': Twilight's library is chock full of books. And her life along with all of her friends are about to be turned upside down. When she stumbles across a secret area in her library she never knew existed, she finds an old book along with a letter hidden in the pages. Now Twilight and her friends set out on a journey to find six more ponies who come from the country that neighbors Equestria from the East. Alamante. The land of elements and a place where everypony has a unique gift over one of the six elements of nature. Wind, fire, ice, plasma, water, and earth.\\
Once found, Twilight, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie must learn to use the Elements of Harmony and combine them with the forces of the six Elements of Nature. Join up with Twilight and her gang along with Typhoon, Terra, Agua, Gem, Pyro, and Cryo as they work together to try and save Equestria from an evil force thought to be gone, and learn a friendship lesson none of them ever thought imaginable.
[=[[reviews:TheAdventuresOfTheElementals]]=]

''An Affliction Of The Heart'' ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60491/ Volume 1]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72201/ 2]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87474/ 3]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/133700/ 4]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/227839/ 5]]) by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Anonymous%20Pegasus Anonymous Pegasus]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the failed invasion, the orders were to hand any captured changeling to the Royal Guard for public execution. However, when a guard finds a small, seriously wounded one, he takes pity on the poor thing and decides to keep her as a prisoner in his own home instead. But, as changelings will starve without a steady intake of love, she has to show him just how cunning (and kinky) a changeling can be.
* ''Comments'': This is, right now, the top rated changeling story at Fimfiction. It is ''that'' good.
[=[[reviews:AnAfflictionOfTheHeart]]=]

''[[http://aleximusprime.deviantart.com/art/quot-After-the-Gala-quot-255397965 After the Gala]]'' by [=AleximusPrime=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the horrible night at the Grand Galloping Gala, the group console and comfort one another with Princess Celestia's help. Good friends can make even the worst of times happy.
[=[[reviews:AfterTheGala]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19341/Alicorn Alicorn]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Aldea%20Donder Aldea Donder]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash usually had her head in the clouds, but she always thought she knew up from down. When an incredible revelation sends her life into a tailspin, she finds herself at the mercy of emotions she never thought she had, faced with hard questions and impossible choices. What is the importance of family? Of bloodlines? Of sacrifice? What does it truly mean to be alicorn?
* ''Comments'': A sequel to [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/ Fairy-Slayer]]'s [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Mommy-Nearest-195124067 MLP:FiM - Mommy Nearest]], this fic, and its author, are just fantastic. The characterizations of the ponies remain incredibly true to the show, and the OCs are well-crafted. The plot is interesting and gripping. The writing takes the cake, it is quite simply amazing. Aldea Donder took a weird, "out there" concept like Rainbow Dash being Celestia's daughter and makes it work. This fic is arguably better than the fic that inspired it, which itself is fairly good.
[=[[reviews:Alicorn]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7203405/1/The_Kindness_of_Strangers All Good Things]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7447500/1/Family Bonds Of Eternity]]'', and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7672970/1/The_Ponyville_Horror Ashes To Ashes]]''[[note]]Links lead to first entry in the series[[/note]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3085049/Wheller Wheller]].
* Recommended by Tropers/MugenKagemaru
* ''Synopsis'': When a new pony stumbles into the town of Ponyville early one morning, it sets off a chain of events best described as another entry in the eternal struggle between Order and Chaos. Oh, and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] shows up in some of the parts of ''All Good Things''. Go figure.
[=[[reviews:MyLittlePonyFanficsByWheller]]=] (If you have a better title, please input it in place of this one.)

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7605924/1/All_of_a_Fluttershy All of a Fluttershy]]'' by [=ImpossibleNumbers=]
* Recommended by Tropers/BlueChameleon
* ''Synopsis'': When Applejack discovers that a thief has been stealing her prized apples, she looks for help in capturing the culprit. Fluttershy is eager to step in, but she's been acting very oddly of late...
* ''Comments'': It has a nice OriginalFlavour and plenty of laughs, with some great interactions between Fluttershy and Applejack, and a gripping finale. The chase scene at the beginning is particularly good fun to read.
[=[[reviews:AllOfAFluttershy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78974/all-that-glitters-is-gold All That Glitters is Gold]]'' by Buchephalus
* Recommended by MssrNeko
* ''Synopsis'': There are three things that connect Fool's Gold, Short Fuse and Ambra together. First is that they do not have any money. Second is that they are idiots. The third is that the narrator does not care about them very much. Together, these three freelancers try to make it big in the district of immigrants, hooligans, vagrants and thugs of Canterlot: The Shangri-La District. And it all goes downhill from there.
* ''Comments'': An original story focusing on OCs that looks at the seeder sides of Canterlot. Filled with zany humor and fun characters, it is worth following just to see what adventures the characters stumble into next.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/267881/ambition Ambition]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lupine+Infernis Lupine Infernis]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Twilight's library is chock full of books. And her life along Those not born with the ability all dream of her friends are about a chance, if only for a few moments, to be turned upside down. When she stumbles across a secret area in her library she never knew existed, she finds an old book along with a letter hidden in the pages. Now Twilight and her friends set out on a journey to find six more ponies who come from the country that neighbors Equestria from the East. Alamante. The land of elements and a place where everypony has a unique gift over one of the six elements of nature. Wind, fire, ice, plasma, water, and earth.fly.\\
Once found, Twilight, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie must learn to use the Elements of Harmony and combine them Even if he is merely a tortoise with a simple mind, Tank was no different that the forces millions of other dreamers that covet the sky. Ever since his Yellow Mistress helped him hatch from his egg, he always marveled at those who have the capabilities.\\
As of yet though; he has not appeared ... at any
of the six Elements of Nature. Join up pet play dates, nor has The Blue Mistress. If anything, the two are rarely even seen together. Concerned, Owlowicious attempts to consult with Twilight and her gang along with Typhoon, Terra, Agua, Gem, Pyro, and Cryo as Tank whist they work together to try and save Equestria from an evil force thought to be gone, and learn a friendship lesson none of them ever thought imaginable.fly regarding the matter. The two have grown close since Tank has been fitted for the peculiar contraption strapped about his shell, despite their differences.
[=[[reviews:TheAdventuresOfTheElementals]]=]

''An Affliction Of The Heart'' ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60491/ Volume 1]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72201/ 2]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87474/ 3]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/133700/ 4]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/227839/ 5]]) by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Anonymous%20Pegasus Anonymous Pegasus]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the failed invasion, the orders were to hand any captured changeling to the Royal Guard for public execution. However, when a guard finds a small, seriously wounded one, he takes pity on the poor thing and decides to keep her as a prisoner in his own home instead. But, as changelings will starve without a steady intake of love, she has to show him just how cunning (and kinky) a changeling can be.
* ''Comments'': This is, right now, the top rated changeling story at Fimfiction. It is ''that'' good.
[=[[reviews:AnAfflictionOfTheHeart]]=]

''[[http://aleximusprime.deviantart.com/art/quot-After-the-Gala-quot-255397965 After the Gala]]'' by [=AleximusPrime=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the horrible night at the Grand Galloping Gala, the group console and comfort one another with Princess Celestia's help. Good friends can make even the worst of times happy.
[=[[reviews:AfterTheGala]]=]

[=[[reviews:AFlyingTank]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19341/Alicorn Alicorn]]'' net/story/28718/The-Foal-in-The-Basket The Foal in the Basket]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Aldea%20Donder Aldea Donder]]
net/user/PonyBlue PonyBlue]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
@/{{Albertosaurus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash usually In a moment of weakness, Chrysalis had her head in the clouds, but she always thought she knew up from down. When an incredible revelation sends her life into more than a tailspin, she taste of Shining Armour's love. 11 months later, Twilight Sparkle finds herself at a brand new niece by way of 'A small foal in a basket on my door step'.
[=[[reviews:TheFoalInTheBasket]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/69329/fools-gold Fools Gold]] by Merc
the mercy Jerk
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Tragedy today as the First and National was attacked--assaulted by a group
of emotions she never thought she had, faced masked madwomen in what’s being termed a ‘hurricane of murder and insanity.’ Dozens dead and even more wounded, with hard questions tens of thousands of dollars worth of collateral all that remains. The police are completely baffled, with no leads, no suspects--nothing but funeral after funeral and impossible choices. What is the importance of family? Of bloodlines? Of sacrifice? What does it truly mean an unhappy government looking for anyone to be alicorn?
* ''Comments'': A sequel
blame and anyone to [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/ Fairy-Slayer]]'s [[http://fairy-slayer.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Mommy-Nearest-195124067 MLP:FiM - Mommy Nearest]], charge for this fic, and its author, are just fantastic. heinous crime. The characterizations biggest question on the minds of the ponies remain incredibly true to citizens is: Why? Years of peace, broken and shattered, now lying in a crumpled, bloodied mess...and for what? Money? This anchor has never been so disgusted in his many years of news reporting.
* Comments: Imagine Heat. Imagine Reservoir Dogs. Imagine any of
the show, scores from GTA V. Then take that cinematic punch and the OCs are well-crafted. The plot is interesting flair and gripping. marry it to Friendship is Magic for a heist that, believe it or not, is going to a worthy cause. The writing takes is solid, and the cake, it action is quite simply amazing. Aldea Donder took a weird, "out there" concept like Rainbow Dash being Celestia's daughter great. The highlights in the characterization are illustrated throug the action and makes it work. This fic is arguably better than the fic that inspired it, which itself dialogue is fairly good.
[=[[reviews:Alicorn]]=]

on point. And the last character anyone would expect to ends up sniping a chopper out of the sky. 10/10

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17548/1/Forever-Faithful/Forever-Faithful Forever Faithful]]'' by Konseiga
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': In a freak accident from the Cloudsdale weather control team, Twilight is struck down by an errant lightning bolt. But the veil of death is relatively thin...
[[=[reviews:ForeverFaithful]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-forgiveness_07.html Forgiveness]]'' by Dark Side of the World
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': The story of Luna's transformation to Nightmare Moon, her life after coming back, and everything in between as she longs for forgiveness.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15083/i-forgot-i-was-there I Forgot I was There]]'' by GaPJaxie
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jachra}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle tries out a new spell to improve her time management and ends up creating a copy of herself.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7203405/1/The_Kindness_of_Strangers All Good Things]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7447500/1/Family Bonds Of Eternity]]'', and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7672970/1/The_Ponyville_Horror Ashes To Ashes]]''[[note]]Links lead to first entry in the series[[/note]] net/s/6559985/1/A_Friend_for_Derpy_Hooves A Friend For Derpy Hooves]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3085049/Wheller Wheller]].
JimDimitri
* Recommended by Tropers/MugenKagemaru
{{Tropers/dag1984}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a new pony stumbles into "Derpy Hooves" is the town of Ponyville early one morning, it sets off a chain of events best described as another entry in nickname given to the eternal struggle between Order and Chaos. Oh, and [[Series/DoctorWho strange, awkward mare who lives on the Doctor]] shows up in some edges of Ponyville. What will happen when Princess Celestia sends her a guardian to help socialize her? Becomes femmeslash towards the parts of ''All Good Things''. Go figure.
[=[[reviews:MyLittlePonyFanficsByWheller]]=] (If you have a better title, please input it in place of this one.)

end.
[=[[reviews:AFriendForDerpyHooves]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7605924/1/All_of_a_Fluttershy All of a Fluttershy]]'' net/s/7052018/1/ Friendship Is Forever]]'' by [=ImpossibleNumbers=]
Fabrosi
* Recommended by Tropers/BlueChameleon
{{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Applejack discovers that a thief has been stealing her prized apples, she looks for help in capturing the culprit. Fluttershy is eager to step in, but she's been acting very oddly of late...
* ''Comments'': It has a nice OriginalFlavour and plenty of laughs, with some great interactions between Fluttershy and Applejack, and a gripping finale. The chase scene
something goes terribly wrong at the beginning is particularly good fun to read.
[=[[reviews:AllOfAFluttershy]]=]

Grand Galloping Gala in Canterlot, Twilight Sparkle and friends are thrust into an adventure like they have never experienced before.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78974/all-that-glitters-is-gold All That Glitters is Gold]]'' net/story/803/Friends-Forever Friends Forever]]'' by Buchephalus
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Snow Snow]]
* Recommended by MssrNeko
{{@/Yarrik}}
* ''Synopsis'': There are three things Over time we lose our friends; those we love, those who we share a piece of our heart with, but do we ever really lose them for good? Sometimes, true friendship and heartfelt love can transcend even death itself, and with a little magic, a shattered life can be made whole once again. Follow the after-years of Twilight Sparkle, centuries after the end of the show, and find out if a friend lost is a friend gone.... or just somepony waiting to step back into your life.
[=[[reviews:Friends Forever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-friendship-is-surreal.html Friendship is Surreal]]'' by [=WarhunterT71=]
* Recommended by {{@/Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A HeroOfAnotherStory fic
that connect Fool's Gold, Short Fuse and Ambra together. First is that they do not have any money. Second is that they are idiots. The third is that designed to play out like the narrator does not care about them very much. Together, these three freelancers try to make it big in the district of immigrants, hooligans, vagrants and thugs of Canterlot: The Shangri-La District. And it all goes downhill from there.
* ''Comments'': An original story focusing on OCs that looks at the seeder sides of Canterlot. Filled with zany humor and fun characters, it is worth following just to see what
adventures of the characters stumble into next.

mane 6, this chronicles the hypothetical adventures of Octavia, Derpy Hooves, Dr. Whooves, Lyra, DJ PON-3, and Bon Bon (takes place after the gala). Also, the link on the DA version to the version on fanfiction.net has part 2.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsSurreal]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/267881/ambition Ambition]] net/story/240579/from-the-mist From The Mist]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lupine+Infernis Lupine Infernis]]
net/user/Cstgeorge Cstgeorge]]



* Synopsis: For all their power, the Elements of Harmony are bound by one common rule: They cannot kill, no matter how dark, how unnatural the force is. They may purify, they may banish, and they may petrify, but they cannot kill, and redemption is not always a guarantee. Fortunately, their power was enough to save Princess Luna from the nightmare that possessed her, body and soul. She was freed from its icy grasp. She was purified. Yet the nightmare still lives...
* Tags: DarkFic

[=[[reviews: Ambition]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23846/Anarchy-in-the-Equestrian-Nation Anarchy In The Equestrian Nation]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/SirAlexanderLoams SirAlexanderLoams]]
* Recommended by BadassLongcoatParade
* ''Synopsis'': A punk rocker stallion named Union Jack transfers from a school for criminals to Ponyville High School for a second chance at life after attempting to burn down the city he lived in.
* ''Comments'': The language is rather dry, but the characters are relatable and really feel like high school students trying to make it through all right. It's a good slice of life story, but the romances are a little rushed. Overall it's a pretty good story. I liked it, but YMMV.
[=[[reviews: AnarchyInTheEquestrianNation]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ancient-blunders.html Ancient Blunders]]'' by [=MetalGearSamus=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{MetroidMewtwo}}
* ''Synopsis'': On a bright day filled with birds and blue skies, an insane cult attempts to give Discord renewed freedom and a third chance at eternal chaos. But when the spell is interrupted by Luna, something unexpected is created. Now, an little brown earth colt named [[UnfortunateNames Dyx]] finds himself living under the care of Pinkie Pie, only to be mildly disturbed by memories and emotions from his past. Is the foal Discord reborn or is he simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of his own? (Both) Can Pinkie Pie protect Dyx from those refuse to see past his yellow eyes and awesome magickalishfullness? (Yes.) Or will Dyx be forced to inherit the mistakes that may not even be his and once more become the greatest evil Equestria has ever known? Again? (Maybe. *sniff* Maybe.)
* ''Comments'': In case it wasn't obvious, this is a parody of the popular pony-fanfic "Past Sins".
[=[[reviews:AncientBlunders]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-and-then-then-she-exploded-twice.html And Then... Then She Exploded!... TWICE!!!]]'' by Cogs, Mimezinga
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cronosonic}},
* ''Synopsis'': After another fiction where Rainbow Dash gets killed, she decides to take the whole thing in her hooves and show how it's done. HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:AndThenThenSheExplodedTwice]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/101251/applejack-is-full-of-squirrels Applejack is Full of Squirrels]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Leliel}}
* ''Status'': Completed
* '''Synopsis''': Most of the time, Applejack is honest. A lot of times, she's a dependable pony. Then, sometimes, she's full of militant squirrels piloting her in a war with the Chipmunk Confederacy over a sacred acorn.
* '''Comments:''' An absolutely ''hilarious'' one-shot (as of yet) where Applejack is kidnapped by DitzyGenius rodents and replaced with a [[MobileSuitHuman robotic shell]] piloted by a crew that thinks they're in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Hilarious enough as is, but as it turns out, the crew has ''[[PaperThinDisguise no freaking clue]]'' how to pretend to be Applejack, speaking in LargeHam PurpleProse and regularly suffering SpecialEffectFailure as they keep on having to patch errors in the robot. Come for the comedy of the other Ponyville inhabitants trying to deal with the shell bumbling about, stay for the SuperRobot cheese as the fight over the acorn heats up [[spoiler:particularly when it turns out their rivals, the chipmunks, replaced Fluttershy.]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-arcadia_09.html Arcadia]]'' by Obscurica
* Recommended by Eegah
* ''Synopsis'': An adaptation of the first two episodes into a hard science fiction setting, as the crew of a generational spaceship learns the horrible truth behind one of their old legends in the thousandth year of their voyage.

[=[[reviews:Arcadia]]=]

The Austraeoh Series ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/25966/austraeoh Austraeoh]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/57450/Eljunbyro Eljunbyro]], and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88713/innavedr Innavedr]]) by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Imploding+Colon Imploding Colon]]

to:

* Synopsis: For all their power, Commander Hurricane was one of the Elements greatest of Harmony are bound by one common rule: They cannot kill, no matter how dark, how unnatural the force is. They may purify, they may banish, pegasus commanders. Taking her place in the order of the Valkyries, she stood at the head of the army of the great Nimbus Ring.
Then the Nimbus Ring vanished.
The eldest Valkyrie had slain the King, stealing the flying fortress of the Ring
and they may petrify, but they cannot kill, fleeing northwards. Not willing to let her go after everything they'd done together, Hurricane refused to leave her be and redemption is not always a guarantee. Fortunately, their power was enough to save Princess Luna winged north after her. However, her mission will transform from what she'd originally thought. There are dark forces at work, cold as the nightmare that possessed her, body grave, and soul. She was freed from its icy grasp. She was purified. Yet Hurricane, though she doesn't yet know it, will play a pivotal role in the nightmare still lives...
battle to come.
Inspired in great part by Imploding Colon's ''Austraeoh'' series.
* Tags: DarkFic

[=[[reviews: Ambition]]=]

None.
[=[=[[reviews:FromTheMist]]=]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23846/Anarchy-in-the-Equestrian-Nation Anarchy In net/story/135581/the-funeral-of-derpy-hooves The Equestrian Nation]]'' Funeral of Derpy Hooves]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions.
* Recommended by [=DreadedCandiru2=]
* ''Synopis'': Princess Twilight Sparkle holds a wake in the memory of Derpy Hooves after a terrible accident tears the mailmare to pieces. This tragedy affects everypony in Ponyville, and close friends preparing for the funeral find themselves coming together in ways they never have before, sharing their deepest feelings, their tender memories, and their most delicate secrets. They even agree to take care of Dinky, fostering Derpy's orphaned daughter into a bright and promising future. It would all be very noble if Derpy were actually dead.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/SirAlexanderLoams SirAlexanderLoams]]
net/story/36773/fur-and-feathers Fur and Feathers]] by Nexas
* Recommended by BadassLongcoatParade
lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': A punk rocker stallion named Union Jack transfers from a school for criminals to Ponyville High School for a second chance at life after attempting to burn down Twilight Sparkle, being Twilight Sparkle, is planning the city he lived in.
* ''Comments'':
Summer Sun Celebration and everything is most certainly not going according to plan. A huge storm is going to ruin everything before she decides to use her magic to clear it up so everything can get back on track. The language is rather dry, but the characters are relatable problem? The spell accidentally turns all of Ponyville's pets into ponies themselves. Now Twilight and really feel like high school students trying her friends all have to figure out how to turn their pets back to normal as well as make it through sure that the celebration goes as well as possible.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/191237/ghost-of-a-rose Ghost of a Rose]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Noble+Thought Noble Thought]]
* Recommended by Tropers/SeventeenColossi
* ''Synopsis'': The world around Roseluck is slipping away piece by piece. Color drains away, fear creeps in, and an empty town hides a secret she is afraid to face. When
all right. It's a good slice of life story, but the romances that remains are memories of family, friends, and fleeting moments, a little rushed. Overall it's a pretty good story. I liked it, but YMMV.
[=[[reviews: AnarchyInTheEquestrianNation]]=]

friend tries to help her hold onto them before they fade away. Before she fades away.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ancient-blunders.com/2011/02/story-gildas-horrific-torture.html Ancient Blunders]]'' by [=MetalGearSamus=]
Gilda's Horrific Torture]]'', author unknown
* Recommended by Tropers/{{MetroidMewtwo}}
Tropers/ThePocket
* ''Synopsis'': On a bright day filled Written on the heels of "Cupcakes", this short story tells how one of Gilda's victims gets revenge... with birds and blue skies, an insane cult attempts to give Discord renewed freedom and a third chance at eternal chaos. But when the spell is interrupted by Luna, something unexpected is created. Now, an little brown earth colt named [[UnfortunateNames Dyx]] finds himself living under the care of Pinkie Pie, only to be mildly disturbed by memories and emotions help from his past. Is the foal Discord reborn or is he simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of his own? (Both) Can Pinkie Pie protect Dyx from those refuse to see past his yellow eyes and awesome magickalishfullness? (Yes.) Or will Dyx be forced to inherit the mistakes that may not even be his and once friend. To say more become the greatest evil Equestria would be to spoil it. (Note: The prequel has ever known? Again? (Maybe. *sniff* Maybe.)
* ''Comments'': In case
spoilers; read it wasn't obvious, this is a parody of the popular pony-fanfic "Past Sins".
[=[[reviews:AncientBlunders]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-and-then-then-she-exploded-twice.html And Then... Then She Exploded!... TWICE!!!]]''
second!)
[=[[reviews:GildasHorrificTorture]]=]

''[[http://roygbiv-mlp.deviantart.com/art/The-Girl-200800735 The Girl]]''
by Cogs, Mimezinga
[=RoyGBiv-MLP=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Cronosonic}},
Tropers/RetsofNoraa
* ''Synopsis'': After another fiction where Rainbow Dash gets killed, she decides to take Twilight becomes friends with the whole thing in unlikeliest of people, and inspires her hooves and show how it's done. HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:AndThenThenSheExplodedTwice]]=]

to make one of the greatest decisions of her life.
[=[[reviews:TheGirl]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/101251/applejack-is-full-of-squirrels Applejack is Full of Squirrels]]'' net/story/3228/the-glass-blower The Glass Blower]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
Cold in Gardez
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Leliel}}
{{Tropers/Zabilac}}
* ''Status'': Completed
Complete
* '''Synopsis''': Most of ''Synopis'': She is as beautiful and graceful as the time, Applejack moon, and just as hard to reach. He is honest. A lot of times, she's a dependable pony. Then, sometimes, she's full of militant squirrels piloting her in a war young artist with much to learn about the Chipmunk Confederacy over a sacred acorn.
* '''Comments:''' An absolutely ''hilarious'' one-shot (as of yet) where Applejack is kidnapped by DitzyGenius rodents and replaced with a [[MobileSuitHuman robotic shell]] piloted by a crew that thinks they're in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Hilarious enough as is, but as it turns out, the crew has ''[[PaperThinDisguise no freaking clue]]'' how
world. When he accepts her challenge to pretend to be Applejack, speaking in LargeHam PurpleProse and regularly suffering SpecialEffectFailure as they keep on having to patch errors create an artistic masterpiece, will he win her heart, or learn a terrible lesson in the robot. Come nature of beauty and love? Warning: Dark.
* ''Notes'': This is a beautiful and tragic story about a pony's love
for the comedy of the other Ponyville inhabitants trying a mare and his growing obsession to deal with the shell bumbling about, stay for the SuperRobot cheese as the fight over the acorn heats up [[spoiler:particularly when it turns out their rivals, the chipmunks, replaced Fluttershy.]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-arcadia_09.html Arcadia]]'' by Obscurica
* Recommended by Eegah
* ''Synopsis'': An adaptation of the first two episodes into
win her heart. Fair warning, [[spoiler:The ending is '''not''' happy]] and Rarity is slightly OOC, but still a hard science fiction setting, as the crew of a generational spaceship learns the horrible truth behind one of their old legends in the thousandth year of their voyage.

[=[[reviews:Arcadia]]=]

The Austraeoh Series ([[http://www.
very tastefully done story.

[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/25966/austraeoh Austraeoh]], net/story/103384/a-glint-of-light-on-broken-glass A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/57450/Eljunbyro Eljunbyro]], and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88713/innavedr Innavedr]]) by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Imploding+Colon Imploding Colon]]
net/user/siderealSandman siderealSandman]]



* Synopsis of Austraeoh: Rainbow Dash flies east. Better than it sounds.
* Synopsis of Eljunbyro: Bellesmith is a pony who must perform experiments in order to keep herself and her beloved safe. Rainbow Dash continues to fly east. Better than it sounds.
* Synopsis of Innavedr: A broken party of friends struggles to reunite.
Rainbow Dash continues to fly east. Better than it sounds.
* Pairing(s): Applejack/Rainbow Dash
* Tags: N/A
[=[[reviews: Austraeoh]]=]
[=[[reviews: Eljunbyro]]=]
[=[[reviews: Innavedr]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/53269/a-ballad-of-eeyup-and-nope A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope]]'' by ambion
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synopsis'': The challenge? Daunting. The reward? Worthy. Failure? Not an option. For Big Macintosh has accepted the bet, and thus begins A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope - in which he isn't allowed to say either.
[=[[reviews:ABalladOfEeyupAndNope]]=]

''[[http://flamingo1986.deviantart.com/gallery/30180616# The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie]]'' by Flamingo1986
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Calnos}}
* ''Synopsis'': Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) presents his ongoing storybook "My Little Pony: The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie", where Pinkie Pie creates the ultimate party machine and the world of Equestria is changed ''forever''.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfMechaPinkiePie]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ballad-of-sir-spike-de-draco.html The Ballad of Sir Spike de Draco]]'' by Zay-el
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': Faithful knight of Celestia, Sir Spike de Draco leaves Canterlot with his young shieldmaiden Twilight Sparkle to embark upon a journey of stolen pony hearts, spontanious beard-sprouting, dozens of broken teeth and the smiting of evil left and right.
* ''Comments'': A nice affectionate send-up towards old Literature/{{Beowulf}}-like legends with overpowered heroes that fight for booze, babes, and glory, this fanfic is basically what happens if you take the manly Spike from his fantasies in A Dog and Pony Show and makes him the main character (with Twilight as the assistant). A [[TestosteronePoisoning hilariously manly]] story, you're sure to become as manly as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Saxton Hale]] when you start reading it.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfSirSpikeDeDraco]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bar.html The Bar]]''
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
* ''Synopsis'': Side Characters getting drunk together in a bar.
[=[[reviews:TheBar]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/129594 Bedtime Stories]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TacticalRainboom TacticalRainboom]]
* Recommended by gnimotos
* ''Synopsis'': "Twilight seeks out the historical facts behind the bedtime story that was her favorite when she was a foal. She learns that the truths found in stories are sometimes more important than the facts."
* ''Comments'': Gives a heartwarming and epic backstory to Twilight and Cadance's "Sunshine, sunshine" rhyme.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5768/The-Best-Most-Awesome-Radical-Character-EVER%21 The Best Most Awesome Radical Character Ever!]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RatherHomely RatherHomely]]

* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Lolguy2}}
* Synopsis: Basically, a ParodySue appears in Ponyville, and Twilight and Pinkie Pie have to MST her to defeat her.
* Tags: Parody Sue

[=[[reviews:TheBestMostAwesomeRadicalCharacterEver!]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7010802/1/Best_Night_Ever_Extended_Edition The Best Night Ever Extended Edition]]'' by Stainless Steel Fox
* Recommended by @/PinkieP
* ''Synopsis'': "I want to see something good happen. After all, we're supposed to like these ponies. And what better opportunity is there than the Grand Galloping Gala? Does anyone else feel that our heroes got a rather raw deal? Princess Celestia telling them it's all okay went some way towards restoring the balance, but I don't think it went anyway near far enough. Here's my non-canon, but heartfelt extension to the story. With added Luna."
[=[[reviews:TheBestnightEverExtendedEdition]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36915/the-best-night-ever-repeat The Best Night Ever! (repeat)]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AstroBrony AstroBrony]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{dknights411}}
* ''Synopsis'': The show's broadcast schedule says that it's time for the Mane 6 to go to the Grand Galloping Gala.... again. Redoing the same episodes again and again over the summer rerun hiatus period has left everypony on edge, but Pinkie Pie keeps insisting that they keep going at it, less they face the wrath of the fans.
* ''Comments'': Interesting concept, funny moments, and some feels thrown in for good measure. It kinda makes you wonder as to what actually goes on in Equestria when the cameras aren't rolling.
** Now has two sequels: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85245/magical-mystery-drama Magical Mystery Drama]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/102545/lyras-big-idea Lyra's Big Idea]], which deal with the backstories of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]], respectively.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7426290/1/Betrothed_and_Betrayed Betrothed and Betrayed]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1700526/Nightwings81 Nightwings81]]

to:

* Synopsis Synopsis: As the personal protegee of Austraeoh: Rainbow Dash flies east. Better Princess Twilight Sparkle, Luna's life is more than it sounds.
* Synopsis
crazy enough for a unicorn of Eljunbyro: Bellesmith her age. Balancing her studies and putting up with her hard-partying pegasus sister is a pony who must perform experiments in order enough to keep herself Luna up most nights with little or no social life to speak of. But as the only one who believes the legends that Tirek the Terrible is returning and the only one who actually ''cares'' enough to stop him, it doesn't look like Luna is going to be getting any sleep anytime soon. Which is just as well, because she keeps having the strangest dreams about a life she half-remembers; a life of long nights spent as Princess of the Moon and a terrible catastrophe that befell her beloved safe. Rainbow Dash continues kingdom. But those are just dreams...right? With the fate of Equestria resting on her shoulders, Luna must unite a group of unlikely allies to fly east. Better than it sounds.
* Synopsis
stop Tirek, save the world, and solve the riddle of Innavedr: A broken party of friends struggles her nightmares before they come to reunite.
Rainbow Dash continues to fly east. Better than it sounds.
life.
* Pairing(s): Applejack/Rainbow Dash
None.
* Tags: N/A
None.
[=[[reviews: Austraeoh]]=]
[=[[reviews: Eljunbyro]]=]
[=[[reviews: Innavedr]]=]

A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/53269/a-ballad-of-eeyup-and-nope A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope]]'' net/story/230261/going-anywhere Going Anywhere]]'' by ambion
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: As a general rule, leaving your future bride at the altar and abandoning your entire family to flee the city of Canterlot is a bad idea. Then again, you never know just who you'll meet on the train to your new life.
* Now has a sequel in progress, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247904/any-way-you-want-it Any Way You Want It]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7252679/1/Growing_Pains Growing Pains]]'' by Peroth
* Recommended by {{Tropers/primedawg9170}}
* ''Synopsis'': The challenge? Daunting. The reward? Worthy. Failure? Not an option. For Big Macintosh has accepted the bet, It seemed like a simple problem, at first, but as dangerous foreigners begin to hunt for Twilight, and thus begins A Ballad of Eeyup ancient godlike entities begin to stir as she and Nope - her friends search for a solution, a tiny growth-spurt in which he isn't allowed to say either.
[=[[reviews:ABalladOfEeyupAndNope]]=]

''[[http://flamingo1986.deviantart.com/gallery/30180616# The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie]]''
her horn suddenly doesn't seem so simple. Warning: GRIMDARK at times.
* ''Pairings'': Twilight Sparkle/Rainbow Dash, Rarity/Applejack
[=[[reviews:GrowingPains]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7441479/1/Growing_Up Growing Up]]''
by Flamingo1986
a High-Tech Burrito.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Calnos}}
{{Tropers/KentuckyTroper1990}}, {{Tropers/TrueZero}}
* ''Synopsis'': Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) presents ''Synopsis'' : As an older Spike prepares to leave Ponyville, he reflects on all the good times he's had, says goodbye to his ongoing storybook "My Little Pony: The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie", where Pinkie Pie creates friends, and remembers the ultimate party machine and the world of Equestria friends who aren't there anymore. Brings your tissues. This is changed ''forever''.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfMechaPinkiePie]]=]

a sad one. Deals with death.
[=[[reviews:GrowingUp]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-ballad-of-sir-spike-de-draco.com/2011/03/story-half-day-is-night.html The Ballad of Sir Spike de Draco]]'' Half the Day Is Night]]'' by Zay-el
[=AugieDog=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}}
{{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, {{Tropers/KingTwelveSixteen}}, Tropers/SNobleJr,{{Tropers/DracoDei}}, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
* ''Synopsis'': Faithful knight of Celestia, Sir Spike de Draco leaves Canterlot with his young shieldmaiden Twilight Sparkle to embark upon a journey of stolen pony hearts, spontanious beard-sprouting, dozens of broken teeth "Romance, palace intrigue, and the smiting of evil left and right.
* ''Comments'': A nice affectionate send-up towards old Literature/{{Beowulf}}-like legends with overpowered heroes that fight for booze, babes, and glory, this fanfic is basically what happens if you take the manly Spike from his fantasies in A Dog and Pony Show and makes him the main character (with Twilight as the assistant). A [[TestosteronePoisoning hilariously manly]] story, you're sure to become as manly as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Saxton Hale]]
swashbuckling adventure await our six heroines (and Spike, too) when you start reading it.
[=[[reviews:TheBalladOfSirSpikeDeDraco]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bar.html The Bar]]''
Princess Luna summons the Elements of Harmony to Canterlot."
[=[[reviews:HalfTheDayIsNight]]=]

''[[http://itsthewhinyguys.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Birthday-Fizzypop-215864795 Happy Birthday, Fizzypop!]]'' by ItsTheWhinyGuys
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
Spark Moon, CoreyWWilliams
* ''Synopsis'': Side Characters getting drunk together in a bar.
[=[[reviews:TheBar]]=]

It's Fizzypop's birthday! She's worked so hard on her party, and she just can't wait for all of her friends to show up and celebrate it with her!
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayFizzypop]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/129594 Bedtime Stories]]'' net/story/13367/Harbinger Harbinger]]'' by Tealove
* Recommended by Mr Maestro
* ''Synopsis'': When Equestria is brought to its knees by a sudden ZombieApocalypse, the Mane Six ([[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters along with a great many side characters]]) must trek across their ruined nation in search of their missing Princesses, other survivors, and a safe haven, pursued all the while by a mysterious enemy no one knows how to defeat.
[=[[reviews:Harbinger]]=]

''[[FanFic/HarmonyTheory Harmony Theory]]''
by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TacticalRainboom TacticalRainboom]]
* Recommended by gnimotos
* ''Synopsis'': "Twilight seeks out the historical facts behind the bedtime story that was her favorite when she was a foal. She learns that the truths found in stories are sometimes more important than the facts."
* ''Comments'': Gives a heartwarming and epic backstory to Twilight and Cadance's "Sunshine, sunshine" rhyme.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5768/The-Best-Most-Awesome-Radical-Character-EVER%21 The Best Most Awesome Radical Character Ever!]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RatherHomely RatherHomely]]

* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Lolguy2}}
* Synopsis: Basically, a ParodySue appears in Ponyville, and Twilight and Pinkie Pie have to MST her to defeat her.
* Tags: Parody Sue

[=[[reviews:TheBestMostAwesomeRadicalCharacterEver!]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7010802/1/Best_Night_Ever_Extended_Edition The Best Night Ever Extended Edition]]'' by Stainless Steel Fox
* Recommended by @/PinkieP
* ''Synopsis'': "I want to see something good happen. After all, we're supposed to like these ponies. And what better opportunity is there than the Grand Galloping Gala? Does anyone else feel that our heroes got a rather raw deal? Princess Celestia telling them it's all okay went some way towards restoring the balance, but I don't think it went anyway near far enough. Here's my non-canon, but heartfelt extension to the story. With added Luna."
[=[[reviews:TheBestnightEverExtendedEdition]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36915/the-best-night-ever-repeat The Best Night Ever! (repeat)]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AstroBrony AstroBrony]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{dknights411}}
* ''Synopsis'': The show's broadcast schedule says that it's time for the Mane 6 to go to the Grand Galloping Gala.... again. Redoing the same episodes again and again over the summer rerun hiatus period has left everypony on edge, but Pinkie Pie keeps insisting that they keep going at it, less they face the wrath of the fans.
* ''Comments'': Interesting concept, funny moments, and some feels thrown in for good measure. It kinda makes you wonder as to what actually goes on in Equestria when the cameras aren't rolling.
** Now has two sequels: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85245/magical-mystery-drama Magical Mystery Drama]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/102545/lyras-big-idea Lyra's Big Idea]], which deal with the backstories of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]], respectively.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7426290/1/Betrothed_and_Betrayed Betrothed and Betrayed]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1700526/Nightwings81 Nightwings81]]
net/user/Sharaloth Sharaloth]]



* ''Synopsis'': When a neighboring country to Equestria, Saddellia, begins to encroach upon its borders and ponynapping Equestrians to serve as slaves, Princess Celestia entrusts the bearers of the Elements of Harmony to broker a peace treaty with its king. Along the way, Rainbow Dash ends up rescuing the Saddellian prince, who quickly becomes smitten with her. Hoping that this would lead to more favorable negotiations, the rest of the Mane 6 cultivate the prince's infatuation, which may lead to unforeseen consequences...
* ''Comments'': Still being written, this story has so far proved itself to be awesome. The ponies are in character, the OCs genuinely interesting and developed, and the plot engaging. This is written by the same author of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots and Pegasus Spots]], so if you enjoyed that fic, you will undoubtably enjoy this one.
[=[[reviews:BetrothedAndBetrayed]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1915/Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place Between a Rock and a Hard Place]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to "Enter The League of Fanons" and the final installment of the not-so-epic series. The League of Fanons discover that everypony has been taken over by crazed fanon versions of themselves! [[note]]Pinkie's become her {{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} counterpart, Futtershy's become what she is in a grimdark fic, Twilight's gone FoeYay on "The Great and Powerful Her Royal Highness Princess Trixie", [[LesYay Rainbow Dash is doing Applejack]], Rarity's all over Tom, [[RonTheDeathEater Trollestia]] has come to town, Scootaloo's a chicken, Berry Punch's [[TheAlcoholic drunk]], Minuette's flying on a giant toothbrush, ponies were wearing socks, Bic Mac's RunningGag all over a sentient Smarty Pants, Princess Luna's leading a [[LaResistance resistance movement]], who has an [[{{Fanfic/Progress}} abacus]] as first mate, etc.[[/note]] As the League struggles to restore normalcy to Equestria, the Legion of Gloom works from the shadows to enact their revenge on our heroes. Will Equestria fall to the madness? And what role does Tom play in all of this?

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1983/The-Birds-and-the-Bees The Birds and the Bees]]'' by theworstwriter
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Where DO foals come from? The Cutie Mark Crusaders don't know, but they intend to find out!
[=[[reviews:TheBirdsAndTheBees]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9154102/1/Bitterness Bitterness]]'' by PLC The CD
* Recommended by Tropers/HellKillUsAll
* ''Synopsis'': What if Twilight wasn't so forgiving of her so-called friends for abandoning her in "A Canterlot Wedding"?
* ''Comments'': An interesting look at what might have happened of things took a different turn. Contains lots of questioning, interaction and character development, sprinkled with lots of references to previous episodes.
[=[[reviews:Bitterness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7349/Blood-is-Thicker-than-Friendship Blood is Thicker Than Friendship]]'' by Stonershy
* Recommended by {{Tropers/oathkeeper85}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a strange book is found in the depths of the library's basement, a mysterious entity is released unto the unsuspecting population of Ponyville.
* ''Comments'': Does contain shipping of the 'filly-fooler' variety, but not taken to the extreme and probably one of the best written Fluttershy's in MLP fanfiction-dom.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-blueblood-returns.html The Blueblood Series]]'' by Geldon
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
** Currently up to three stories. Note that the second and third contain spoilers for the first, as well as shipping.
* ''Blueblood Returns ''Synopsis'': '' Prince Blueblood comes to Rarity to apologize for his deplorable behaviour and asks for a second chance. While Rarity is ecstatic, her friends (especially Spike) think he's up to no good.
* ''Blueblood's Redemption ''Synopsis'': '' [[HumiliationConga Exposed for the arrogant jerk that he is and stripped of just about every privilege afforded to his station]], Blueblood reflects back on his cloistered life and thinks about what might have been. With nothing left to lose and realizing that he has lived his entire life in a gilded cage, he clumsily attempts to adopt a new identity and run away. With him are his two duty-bound guard ponies, who try to show the prince the ropes of life outside his pampered upbringing and keep him safe, but are concerned that he has completely lost his mind, and soon they run into a certain Great and Powerful magician who is looking for a handsome assistant...
* ''The Blueblood Conspiracy ''Synopsis'': '' Blueblood and Trixie are living in the castle together, but they're not exactly getting along, and it's got the staff on edge. Princess Celestia summons Twilight Sparkle and her friends to Canterlot to help teach the two to overcome their pride and vanity and learn to live in harmony. But the complex machinations required to covertly teach Blueblood and Trixie the value of kindness, laughter, generosity, honesty, and loyalty mean things (and ponies) quickly get crazy.
[=[[reviews:BluebloodSeries]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/201730/blue-skies-bring-tears Blue Skies Bring Tears]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/A+Hoof-ful+of+Dust A Hoof-ful of Dust]])

to:

* ''Synopsis'': When a neighboring country to Equestria, Saddellia, begins to encroach upon its borders and ponynapping Equestrians to serve as slaves, Princess After the Changeling invasion, Celestia entrusts and Luna make the bearers of decision to have Twilight investigate the Elements of Harmony to broker a peace treaty with its king. Along and solve the way, mystery of their power. A thousand years later, Rainbow Dash ends up rescuing awakens in a world she does not recognize. She has no idea how or why she came to be there. She does not know the Saddellian prince, who quickly becomes smitten with her. Hoping that this would lead to more favorable negotiations, language, the rest geography or any of the Mane 6 cultivate rules of this new time. She soon finds allies in Star Fall, a scholarly pegasus whose Talent is Magic, and Astrid, Star Fall's Griffin guardian. Together they set out to discover why Dash has been sent to the prince's infatuation, which may lead future, and how she might return to unforeseen consequences...
when she belongs. War threatens the nations, a Nightmare stalks the shadows, and Rainbow Dash's arrival has turned her into a wild card in a deadly game that pits the law on both sides of a broken Equestria against a mysterious criminal figure, Max Cash. Yet the stakes are higher than anyone knows, for in her research Twilight Sparkle discovered a dark secret about the Elements, something that will shake the foundations of the world.
* ''Comments'': Still being written, this story has so far proved itself This fic is just fantastic. When it comes to be awesome. canon characters, characterization is spot-on and faithful to the show. The ponies are in character, the OCs genuinely [=OCs=] are, incredibly, as interesting and developed, well-developed as the canon characters. The plot is incredibly entertaining and well-constructed, the pacing is excellent, the mysteries gripping. Prose, grammar, and the plot engaging. This is written by "mechanical" aspects of writing are near perfect. If you have the same time, I recommend a reading binge. The author of [[http://www.generally updates every two weeks, with occasional, relatively short hiatuses when busy with real life, and when Sharaloth does update, the updates range between 8000 and 20000 words.
[=[[reviews:HarmonyTheory]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots net/s/7290953/1/ Harmony's Wrath]]'' By hahatimeforponies
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Tokyooranges}}
* ''Synopsis'' When Twilight
and Pegasus Spots]], so if you enjoyed that fic, you will undoubtably enjoy this one.
[=[[reviews:BetrothedAndBetrayed]]=]

her friends are snowed into the library, they discover a book she doesn't recognize. It turns out, the story they find within hits much closer to home than they had expected.
[=[[reviews:HarmonysWrath]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1915/Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place Between a Rock and a Hard Place]]'' net/story/8381/Head-Full-of-Cotton-Candy Head Full of Cotton Candy]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
[=TheManWithTwoNames=]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
{{Tropers/Supercomputer276}}
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel ''Synopsis:'' It is the responsibility of a king to "Enter The League of Fanons" care for his people and maintain order in his kingdom. That shouldn’t be much trouble for a ruler as powerful as Discord, right? With his faithful and insecure advisor at his side, the draconequus sets out to explore his new world and personally see to it that peace reigns in Equestria. However, the ponies want nothing to do with their frightening new ruler, and the final installment unamused Spirits of the not-so-epic series. The League of Fanons discover that everypony has been taken over by crazed fanon versions of themselves! [[note]]Pinkie's become her {{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} counterpart, Futtershy's become what she is in a grimdark fic, Twilight's gone FoeYay on "The Great and Powerful Her Royal Highness Princess Trixie", [[LesYay Rainbow Dash is doing Applejack]], Rarity's all over Tom, [[RonTheDeathEater Trollestia]] has come to town, Scootaloo's a chicken, Berry Punch's [[TheAlcoholic drunk]], Minuette's flying on a giant toothbrush, ponies were wearing socks, Bic Mac's RunningGag all over a sentient Smarty Pants, Princess Luna's leading a [[LaResistance resistance movement]], who has an [[{{Fanfic/Progress}} abacus]] as first mate, etc.[[/note]] As the League struggles to restore normalcy to Equestria, the Legion of Gloom works from the shadows to enact their revenge on our heroes. Will Equestria fall aim to drag the madness? And what role does Tom play in all Spirit of this?

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1983/The-Birds-and-the-Bees The Birds and
Chaos away before he can cause any more harm. Can Discord be the Bees]]'' by theworstwriter
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Where DO foals come from? The Cutie Mark Crusaders don't know, but they intend
ruler Equestria needs? Or is he truly doomed to find out!
[=[[reviews:TheBirdsAndTheBees]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9154102/1/Bitterness Bitterness]]'' by PLC The CD
* Recommended by Tropers/HellKillUsAll
* ''Synopsis'': What if Twilight wasn't so forgiving of her so-called friends for abandoning her in "A Canterlot Wedding"?
become the monster he is seen to be?
* ''Comments'': An interesting look This fic taking place starting at what might have happened of things took a different turn. Contains lots of questioning, interaction Discord's creation and character development, sprinkled with lots of references to previous episodes.
[=[[reviews:Bitterness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7349/Blood-is-Thicker-than-Friendship Blood is Thicker Than Friendship]]'' by Stonershy
* Recommended by {{Tropers/oathkeeper85}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a strange book is found in
shows [[StartOfDarkness the depths truth of the library's basement, his reign over Equestria over a mysterious entity is released unto the unsuspecting population of Ponyville.
* ''Comments'': Does contain shipping of the 'filly-fooler' variety, but not taken to the extreme
thousand years ago]] and probably one of the best written Fluttershy's just how Screwball fits into it all. It carries both [[FunnyMoments great comedy]] and [[TearJerker tragedy]] in MLP fanfiction-dom.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

equal measure and is astoundingly well done.
[=[[reviews:HeadFullOfCottonCandy]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-blueblood-returns.com/2011/10/story-heavenly-turmoil.html Heavenly Turmoil]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20TheManWithTwoNames The Blueblood Series]]'' Man With Two Names]]
* recommended
by Geldon
{{Tropers/bregalad}}
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
** Currently up to three stories. Note that the second
''Warnings'': major and third contain spoilers for the first, as well as shipping.
minor character death, occasional violence
* ''Blueblood Returns ''Synopsis'': '' Prince Blueblood comes to Rarity to apologize for his deplorable behaviour and asks for a second chance. While Rarity is ecstatic, her friends (especially Spike) think he's up to no good.
* ''Blueblood's Redemption ''Synopsis'': '' [[HumiliationConga Exposed for the arrogant jerk that he is and stripped of just about every privilege afforded to his station]], Blueblood reflects back on his cloistered life and thinks about what might have been. With nothing left to lose and realizing that he has lived his entire life in a gilded cage, he clumsily attempts to adopt a new identity and run away. With him are his two duty-bound guard ponies, who try to show the prince the ropes of life outside his pampered upbringing and keep him safe, but are concerned that he has completely lost his mind, and soon they run into a certain Great and Powerful magician who is looking for a handsome assistant...
* ''The Blueblood Conspiracy ''Synopsis'': '' Blueblood and Trixie are living in the castle together, but they're not exactly getting along, and it's got the staff on edge.
Princess Celestia summons Twilight Sparkle and struggles to distinguish reality from illusion as Discord begins to seep into her friends to Canterlot to help teach the two to overcome their pride and vanity and learn to live brain. But... isn't Discord still imprisoned in harmony. But stone?
* ''Comments'': This very, ''very'' dark fic takes an interesting twist on
the complex machinations required to covertly teach Blueblood relationship between Discord and Trixie Celestia (in case you're wondering: no, they are not lovers in this one). The writing and the value of kindness, laughter, generosity, honesty, characterization are excellently done (it features some well-made OCs as well), and loyalty mean things (and ponies) quickly get crazy.
[=[[reviews:BluebloodSeries]]=]

instead of being a cheap gorefest, it relies heavily on psychological horror, managing to be genuinely scary. Be warned though: it's a ''darkfic'', and an extremely sad one at that.
[=[[reviews:HeavenlyTurmoil]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/201730/blue-skies-bring-tears Blue Skies Bring Tears]] net/story/208013/hips-dont-lie Hips Don't Lie]] by ([[http://www.[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/A+Hoof-ful+of+Dust A Hoof-ful of Dust]])
net/user/Syeekoh Syeekoh]]



* Synopsis: Fiddlesticks walks the dead earth of the Badlands, and plays her song to the listening shadows. BetterThanItSounds.
* Pairing(s): Fiddlesticks/unnamed character

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* Synopsis: Fiddlesticks walks When eating their lunches, an interesting group of girls comes into the dead earth of cafeteria and hypnotize the Badlands, and plays entire school with their siren song. It doesn't affect Rarity, but her song to attention is drawn towards something else about the listening shadows. BetterThanItSounds.
lead singer. Her hips.
* Pairing(s): Fiddlesticks/unnamed characterNone.



[=[[reviews: BlueSkiesBringTears]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/168895/a-bolder-note-than-this A Bolder Note Than This]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Headless+Horsepony The Headless Horsepony]]
* Recommended by {{DreadedCandiru2}}
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: Octavia Melody has performed for hundreds of audiences across Equestria, and left every one breathless. She has come so far, become one of the most celebrated musicians in the kingdom, and this concert will be her crowning achievement. Tonight, she will play before the Princesses themselves.\\
\\
This is not her story.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6553/Breaking-Out Breaking Out]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BlackM BlackM]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The recoil from Family Appreciation Day was too much for Diamond Tiara. Her fellow students turned their back on her, Cheerilee was upset with her, even her own father had been severely disappointed with her actions. She has no one left now. Her perfect world is falling apart. And only one pony can help her. The only pony she could ever count on. But is she her friend anymore?
* ''Warning'': Fic contains empathy for a dislikable character. If you want to keep hating Diamond Tiara, then avoid this fic. Otherwise, read on.
[=[[reviews:BreakingOut]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bubbles.html Bubbles]]'', author unknown.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Keeyla}}, {{Salnax1}}, Pichu, The Otaku Ninja, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The story of how Derpy got her bubbles cutie mark.
[=[[reviews:Bubbles]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-cake-story.html Cake Story]]'' by Blueshift
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Firerush}}
* ''Synopsis'': Is Mr Cake literally a cake? Pinkie Pie seems to think so – but will her investigations really reveal that Mr Cake is made solely from delicious margarine, sugar and flour, or is something else afoot? One thing is certain – the Cakes are hiding something from her, and Pinkie will expose the truth no matter the cost!
[=[[reviews:Cake Story]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8872/Callsign-MANE-VI%3A-Twilight Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Col.%20StaR Col. StaR]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': MANE VI: Maneuver, Assess, Neutralize, Execute. Unit Six.
* Despite their unique personalities, this motley squad of citizens and soldiers has proven themselves time and time again. They are the world's unseen special forces, doing their part for a vast, covert network, run by the enigmatic Cell. They have been dormant for a year, but they're about to meet someone new: Cell's personal protege, Twilight. \\
After a new mission takes an unexpected turn for the worst, an unforeseen evil threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Against uncertain odds, Twilight must unite MANE VI and fight to restore Project Harmony, while realizing her place in this world along the way.
* ''Notes'': An experiment in [=FiM=] reinterpretation. Contains humanized, militarized characters in an alternate universe, set on a near-future Earth. Rated Teen for scenes of combat, violence, and potential swearing.
[=[[reviews:Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-candle-to-sun.html A Candle to the Sun]]'' by Moabite
* Recommended by: Pichu, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle struggles to find a meaningful gift for Princess Celestia
[=[[reviews:ACandleToTheSun]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7779/A-Camping-We-Will-Go A Camping We Will Go]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]

to:

[=[[reviews: BlueSkiesBringTears]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8292073/1/Holy-Hay-The-Teacher-is-a-Superhero Holy Hay! The Teacher is a Superhero!]]'' by Whalesareawesome
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Synopsis'': She is vengeance. She is the night. She is Mare-Do-Well. She's also the local Ponyville elementary teacher. With her trusty sidekick Applebloom, Mare-Do-Well is going to deliver her special brand of educational justice to the criminals of Ponyville.
[=[[reviews:HolyHayTheTeacherIsASuperhero]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/168895/a-bolder-note-than-this A Bolder Note Than This]] '' net/story/6893/Hostile-Takeover Hostile Takeover]]'' by [[http://www.Coconutswallow
* Recommended by Tropers/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': Trixie has left her failures behind and become part of a new show in Manehattan. Then her manager tells her that the new animal trainer, Fluttershy, will be rooming with her...
* ''Comments'': Hilarious, simply because it's great fun to see Trixie suffer through Fluttershy's sheer involuntary niceness.
[=[[reviews:HostileTakeover]]=]

''[[https://www.
fimfiction.net/user/The+Headless+Horsepony The Headless Horsepony]]
net/story/82550/how-many-princesses-does-it-take-to-change-a-light-bulb How Many Princesses Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/PonIver PonIver]]
* Recommended by {{DreadedCandiru2}}
Tropers/ClatoLawa
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: Octavia Melody has performed for hundreds of audiences across Equestria,
''Synopsis: Have you ever been so angry that you turned your faithful student into a princess? Celestia gets frustrated when her reading lamp stops working one night and left every one breathless. She has come so far, become one of the most celebrated musicians overreacts in the kingdom, and this concert will be her crowning achievement. Tonight, she will play before the Princesses themselves.\\
\\
This is not her story.

trying to find a solution...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6553/Breaking-Out Breaking Out]] '' net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BlackM BlackM]]
net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': The recoil from Family Appreciation Day was too much for Diamond Tiara. Her fellow students turned their back on her, Cheerilee was upset These are the final thoughts of a young soldier mortally wounded in action.
* Comments: Kalash has done it again
with this TearJerker of a fic. My Little Dashie doesn't hold a candle to this. And when it's not making you cry, it's world building, developing character, or just being really badass. It's not terribly long either, making it a good quick read.
* [=[[reviews:IDidNotWantToDie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49840/I-Love-You%2C-Princess-Luna I love you, Princess Luna]]'' by [=DontWannaKnow=]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Luna finds the diary of a guard who loved
her, even unto death. Now she has to deal with the sweet reality that she can both love and be loved, and with the bitter reality that she cannot truly be with anypony she loves.
* [=[[reviews:ILoveYouPrincessLuna]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/130530/the-incredibly-trying-performance-of-octavia The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]] by Ponibius
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synposis'': In the elite circles of Canterlot, cultured music is one of the essential luxuries for anypony with status. Octavia Philharmonica is one of the foremost classical musicians in Canterlot. Her music is at the very pinnacle of
her own father had been severely disappointed profession, her performances highly sought after, and her talents attract a steady string of wealthy and influential patrons. Her talent, however, is not always enough on its own; occasionally, her job demands more. For the sake of pleasing one of her patrons, she must perform for a charity concert—a collaborative concert with her actions. She has no one left now. Her perfect world is falling apart. And only one pony can help her. The only pony she could ever count on. But is she her dubstep-loving friend anymore?
Vinyl Scratch.
* ''Warning'': Fic contains empathy for a dislikable character. If you want to keep hating Diamond Tiara, ''Comments'': Yes, the story [[spoiler:sets up the obvious antagonist and then avoid this fic. Otherwise, read on.
[=[[reviews:BreakingOut]]=]

has them briefly thinking each other is the saboteur long before they realize who]], but you may well enjoy the ride, anyway.
[=[[reviews:The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bubbles.com/2011/06/story-in-her-majestys-royal-service.html Bubbles]]'', author unknown.
In Her Majesty's Royal Service]]'' by Sagebrush
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Keeyla}}, {{Salnax1}}, Pichu, {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Sahgo}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Who are those courageous and stoic ponies that put their lives on the line in service of the princesses? Follow the tale of Storm Stunner, a new recruit to Equestria's Royal Guard."
[=[[reviews:InHerMajestysRoyalService]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32691/In-History%2C-Maybe In History Maybe]]'' by [=TheSwimminBrony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/SomeNewGuy
* ''Synopsis'':
The Otaku Ninja, Tropers/SNobleJr
sequel to ''The Things we Leave Behind''. After years of work, Rainbow Dash has finally achieved her lifelong goal of joining the Wonderbolts. However, when her first Wondebolt Derby ends in defeat, Rainbow Dash becomes crushed due to feeling that she failed to uphold a promise she made to an old friend. An old friend who is now gone forever...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78117/the-irony-of-applejack The Irony of Applejack]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Mister+Friendly Mister Friendly]]
* ''Status:'' Recommended by midorigreen, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Status'':
Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For most of Applejack's life, she didn't know what she was. True, she understood who she was well enough. But ponies don't change shapes, nor do they get strength from love. Applejack never thought too hard on it... until the events of a certain wedding brought about some harsh realizations. Now, with Equestria still reeling from the surprise attack, will Applejack manage to come to terms with what she is? Will she even be able to keep her secret safe? For if the royal guards don't get her first, the conspirators in the shadows just might...
* ''Comments'': Yes, another 'one of the main six is secretly a changeling' fanfic, but an incredibly well done one with all the cast in character.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19282/Journey-to-my-Imagination Journey to my Imagination]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DeiStar DeiStar]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot, @/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Being a creator is more than writing and drawing, you create your own world, where you pour your love and heart into it. In a stormy night, after a strange event in her office, Lauren Faust gets teleported into the magical land of Equestria.
The story of how Derpy got land... that she created. What will she do now? How will she return to the reality from her bubbles cutie mark.
[=[[reviews:Bubbles]]=]

own imagination? Will she even be willing to leave?
* ''Comments'': Be prepared for a crazy!Celestia. No trollestia or molestia, just straight up insane!Celesta. [=[[reviews:JourneyToMyImagination]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-cake-story.com/2011/01/story-junior-speedsters-forever.html Cake Story]]'' Junior Speedsters Forever]]'' by Blueshift
Pacce
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Firerush}}
{{Tropers/suntzu}}
* ''Synopsis'': Is Mr Cake literally a cake? Pinkie Pie seems to think so – but will her investigations really reveal that Mr Cake is made solely from delicious margarine, sugar The tale of how Rainbow Dash and flour, or is something else afoot? One thing is certain – Gilda originally became friends, and a look at the Cakes are hiding something from her, and Pinkie will expose the truth no matter the cost!
[=[[reviews:Cake Story]]=]

events following Gilda's episode.
[=[[reviews:JuniorSpeedstersForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8872/Callsign-MANE-VI%3A-Twilight Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]'' net/story/45311/1/Just-Words/The-Underlying-Truth Just Words]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Col.%20StaR Col. StaR]]
Device Heretic
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, @/MadCormorant
darkwulf23
* ''Synopsis'': MANE VI: Maneuver, Assess, Neutralize, Execute. Unit Six.
* Despite their unique personalities, this motley squad of citizens and soldiers has proven themselves time and time again. They are the world's unseen special forces, doing their part for a vast, covert network, run by the enigmatic Cell. They have been dormant for a year, but they're about to meet someone new: Cell's personal protege, Twilight. \\
After a new mission takes an unexpected turn for the worst, an unforeseen evil threatens to plunge the world into darkness. Against uncertain odds, Twilight must unite MANE VI and fight to restore Project Harmony, while realizing her place in this world along the way.
* ''Notes'': An experiment in [=FiM=] reinterpretation. Contains humanized, militarized characters in an alternate universe, set on a near-future Earth. Rated Teen for scenes of combat, violence, and potential swearing.
[=[[reviews:Callsign MANE VI: Twilight]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-candle-to-sun.html A Candle to the Sun]]'' by Moabite
* Recommended by: Pichu, Tropers/SNobleJr
''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle struggles to find a meaningful gift for breaks Celestia's doors. But then, you'd be mad too, if your stupid brother got drunk and told you that you were adopted.
* ''Comments'': A recently written oneshot that analyzes Twilight's feelings about her family as well as her relationship with
Princess Celestia
[=[[reviews:ACandleToTheSun]]=]

Celestia. Both touching and sad at the same time.
[=[[reviews:JustWords]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages K-P]]
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7779/A-Camping-We-Will-Go A Camping We Will Go]]'' net/story/3513/Keeping-It-Simple.html Keeping It Simple]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]net/user/Ivory%20Piano Ivory Piano]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: After Big Macintosh helps the Mane Six out of a jam, he finds his ordinary life of peaceful routine thoroughly disrupted by the various misadventures those crazy ponies always seem to get themselves into.
* Tags: Comedy, Slice of Life
[=[[reviews:KeepingItSimple]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21017/Keeping-Your-Hooves-On-The-Ground Keeping Your Hooves On The Ground]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/InsertAuthorHere InsertAuthorHere]]



* ''Synopsis'': Concerned about the confidence of some of her students, Cheerilee enlists Rainbow Dash to take six children: Sweetie Belle, Silver Spoon, Snails, Dinky Doo, Pipsqueak and Archer on a week-long camping trip to Whitetail Woods. Rainbow enlists the aid of Big Macintosh as her co-chaperone as she tries to teach the young fillies and colts about camping, teamwork, confidence and how to get along and fend for themselves. They are so doomed.
* ''Comments'': A well-written fic with excellent characterizations that remain faithful to the show (with the exception of characters that have not been given a personality on the show, which leaves interpretation wide open). There is shipping, so be advised if that is not your thing or if the particular ship is not your preference. Can also be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7768577/1/A_Camping_We_Will_Go here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:ACampingWeWillGo]]=]

''[[http://pashapup.deviantart.com/art/Carnations-and-Forget-Me-Nots-260432910 Carnations and Forget-Me-Nots]]'' by [=PashaPup=]
* Recommended by: Tropers/MadCormorant
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A fan comic going into greater detail about how Pinkie got her cutie mark. Slightly AU. Tear-jerking and heartwarming at the same time.
[=[[reviews:CarnationsAndForgetMeNots]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cTzSGQ8qxZbVozwllCVXMOSzoHeRFUdEDZG2Pp6t5P4/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 Carousel]]'' by Vanner.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TheWalkingAnomaly}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy asked Rarity where she learned to sew, she learns that remembering where you came from isn't always easy.
[=[[reviews:Carousel]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/170464/1/celestias-secret-garden/celestias-secret-garden Celestia's Secret Garden]] by Scottish Brony
* Recommended by Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': After Twilight receives flawless marks on her exams, Princess Celestia rewards her with a visit to her private garden.
* ''Comments'': Day in the life story. In the author's words, "contains filly Twilight and Momlestia".
[=[[reviews:CelestiasSecretGarden]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-celestias-teeth.html Celestia's Teeth]]'' by Abalidoth
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia makes sure to surround herself with the most competent staff in all of Equestria, but when they go too far in her service, she takes things into her own hooves.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTeeth]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/108209/celestias-tiny-student Celestia's Tiny Student]]'' by CommanderX5
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Dragonjek}}
* ''Synopsis'': During the entrance exam to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Twilight completely loses control of her magic. Celestia tries in vain to calm her down, but having no other choice she's forced to use a shrinking spell on the filly in order to tone down her dangerous surge of power. After the exam, Celestia takes the tiny Twilight as her personal student to teach the young unicorn control over her powerful magic, making sure that she will pose no threat to other beings.
* ''Comments'': CommanderX5 takes what would seem like a crackfic premise and works it into an long-running, emotional story that ranges from the hilarious to the deadly serious. It is finished, but the sequel ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/197104/ponyvilles-tiny-librarian Ponyville's Tiny Librarian]] is a direct follow-up. It also has two side stories.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTinyStudent]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/48341/1/Changelings%2C-Changelings%2C-Everywhere/ Changelings, Changelings Everywhere]]'' by Benman
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Edrobot}}, GrantMK2, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': What are the chances your favorite pony was secretly a changeling all along? Yeah, probably about one in one.
* ''Comments'': Brillant parody, and really, really funny.
[=[[reviews:ChangelingsChangelingsEverywhere]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/98069/chasing-winter Chasing Winter]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Raging+Mouse Raging Mouse]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After a performance mishap results in a member of the Blueblood family seeking deadly vengeance, Trixie needs to get out of Equestria for a while. She ends up signing on with an expedition heading into the frozen north beyond the Crystal Empire, where hopefully assassins won't follow. Their assignment? Capturing a live windigo. As it turns out, however, windigos are not the only things hiding in the north, and Trixie may not be as safe from her own problems as she thinks...
* ''Comments'': Well-written and enjoyable. Trixie is notably a very well-rounded and capable character here, and coming into her own without Twilight taking part.
[=[[reviews:ChasingWinter]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10314/Circus-Days Circus Days]]'' by The Dragon Warlock
* Recommended by Rubyrose
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Spike has been feeling lonely lately. Everyday he watches Twilight go off and have fun with her friends while he does the same thing: clean, and do chores. His luck seems to change though when he and Twilight find a flyer for a circus. With Twilight's friends, Spike goes to the circus with them. At the circus, Spike meets and befriends the circus performers and show him true love and friendship. Tired of being left out or not being loved by the others, Spike decides to leave Twilight and the others for his new friends. Will they get the baby dragon back?
[=[[reviews:CircusDays]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-centerpiece-of-my-collection.html The Centerpeice Of My Collection/The Collection of My Centerpeice]]'' by Geldon
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RichReeders}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* Synopses: Spike, centuries after the passing of his friends tells the tale of a very special statue he has of a unicorn named Rarity.\\
Millenia later, Spike, learning that his time is coming, begs a favor of Celestia: to pass on in the company of a friend whose time has also come...
[=[[reviews:TheCenterpieceOfMyCollection]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29385/The-Changelings-Encounter-Bug-Spray The Changelings Encounter Bug Spray]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BillyColt BillyColt]]

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* ''Synopsis'': Concerned about the confidence of some of her students, Cheerilee enlists The Cutie Mark Crusaders ask Rainbow Dash to take six children: Sweetie Belle, Silver Spoon, Snails, Dinky Doo, Pipsqueak and Archer on a week-long camping trip Fluttershy about what happened just after the events of the Cutie Mark Chronicles; specifically, what happened to Whitetail Woods. Fluttershy and Rainbow enlists Dash immediately after the aid race. Reluctantly, Dash and Fluttershy delve into a tale. A tale of Big Macintosh as her co-chaperone as she tries to teach the a young fillies Fluttershy's amazement at the world she had landed upon, and colts about camping, teamwork, confidence and how a filly Dash's desperate quest to get along and fend for themselves. They are so doomed.
save her from that most evil of places: THE GROUND.
* ''Comments'': A well-written really sweet and funny fic with excellent characterizations that remain faithful to examining the show (with the exception beginning of characters that have not been given a personality on the show, which leaves interpretation wide open). There is shipping, so be advised if that is not your thing or if the particular ship is not your preference. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's friendship. Can also be found on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-keeping-your-hooves-on-ground.html Equestria Daily]]. They've tagged it with "Silly Fillies". They're not wrong.
[=[[reviews:KeepingYourHoovesOnTheGround]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37699/The-Kingdom-of-Heaven-and-Earth/ Kingdom of Heaven and Earth]]'' by Buchephalus
* Recommended by {{MssrNeko}}
* ''Synopsis'': The mysterious country of Marecedonia prepares to wage war against Equestria and the Elements of Harmony are needed. Twilight Sparkle and her friends are tasked with stopping the oncoming war between the two countries. However, an old foe is well aware of the Elements and will stop at nothing to stop them.
* ''Comments'': An excellent fanfic from an new author. Everypony's characterization is spot-on with canon and the OC ponies mesh well without dominating the other characters. While it is dark, it does not cross into pure grimdarkness and manages to retain some of the show's light and innocence. A great addition to the MLP fanfiction library.
[=[[reviews:KingdomOfHeavenAndEarth]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/157975/lawless-love Lawless Love]]'' by Blood Brandy
* Pairing: Spike/Mane-iac
* Recommended by Tropers/{{p0nypanda}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane-iac has a reason, a method to her madness, and one that will shock the Mane Si-er, the Power Ponies to their core. Because it's not exactly evil, and aren't we all crazy when we're in love?
* Notes: Completely crack.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27418/Left-Behind.html Left Behind]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Gold Gold]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: As her friends find success, Applejack begins to worry that her life as a simple farmer makes her the least special of her friends. Rainbow Dash comes up with a plan to show her just how special she is- and discovers something about her feelings for the country farmer in the process.
* Tags: Adventure, Romance
[=[[reviews:LeftBehind]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/199358/legionnaire-death-of-innocence Legionnaire: Death of Innocence]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Lord+Inquisitor The Lord Inquisitor]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* Synopsis:In the midst of Chaos, there is also opportunity"- Sun Tzu.
You know it is going to be a good trip when you get shot at on the first day.
Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria, has arrived in the Khanate. Her orders are as clear as they are impossible. She must plunge headfirst into a maelstrom of politics, betrayal and intrigue to make peace with a nation that teeters on the brink of open war.
* Tags: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Dark, Human, Romance
[=[[reviews:LegionnaireDeathOfInnocence]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/7768577/1/A_Camping_We_Will_Go here]], under net/s/6902779/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_bPlay_b_bAmong_b_the_Stars Let Me Play Among the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:ACampingWeWillGo]]=]

''[[http://pashapup.deviantart.com/art/Carnations-and-Forget-Me-Nots-260432910 Carnations and Forget-Me-Nots]]''
Stars]]'' by [=PashaPup=]
l0x0r
* Recommended by: Tropers/MadCormorant
* ''Status:'' Complete
by {{Tropers/g17}}
* ''Synopsis'': A fan comic going into greater detail about The Events covering how Pinkie Luna got her cutie mark. Slightly AU. Tear-jerking and heartwarming at the same time.
[=[[reviews:CarnationsAndForgetMeNots]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cTzSGQ8qxZbVozwllCVXMOSzoHeRFUdEDZG2Pp6t5P4/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 Carousel]]''
mark to her StartOfDarkness.
[=[[reviews:LetMePlayAmongTheStars]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/243573/letters-from-an-irritated-princess Letters from an Irritated Princess]]''
by Vanner.
Tired Old Man
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TheWalkingAnomaly}}, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
by: Bored_Man
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy asked Rarity where she learned Letters. Everyone writes them, and they're not just for ponies. Be they carriers of serious news, friendly correspondence between pen pals, or declarations of heart and heartbreak, each one is written with a clear purpose or goal in mind. Celestia uses them to sew, she learns try and keep her faithful student and friends in line, and try to keep an unbalanced world on the straight and narrow. This is ''much'' harder than it sounds.
* Comments: Taking the form of letters centered around the episodes of canon, or events in between, the prime focus is Celestia writing to Twilight Sparkle and others, with a very dry and sarcastic wit bordering on exasperation (fortunately, the language is PG-13 at worst). Often times a P.S. is included, which picks up snippets of conversation between Celestia and Luna.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LettersfromanIrritatedPrincess Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2625/Life-in-a-slower-lane Life in a Slower Lane]]'' by [=JuyUnseen=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Firerush}}
* ''Synopsis'': After being brutally rejected by Rainbow Dash once again, Scootaloo is left distraught.
that remembering where you came from isn't always easy.
[=[[reviews:Carousel]]=]

is until a kinder pegasus comes into her life and shows her some compassion. NOT romantic.
[=[[reviews:LifeinaSlowerLane]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/170464/1/celestias-secret-garden/celestias-secret-garden Celestia's Secret Garden]] net/story/153075/light Light]] by Scottish Brony
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dreamy+Days Dreamy Days]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: A changeling runs away. This story is inspired
by Tropers/MikeRosoft
''Austraeoh''. Better than it sounds.
* ''Synopsis'': After Twilight receives flawless marks on her exams, Princess Celestia rewards her with a visit to her private garden.
Pairing(s): None.
* ''Comments'': Day in the life story. In the author's words, "contains filly Twilight and Momlestia".
[=[[reviews:CelestiasSecretGarden]]=]

Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:Light]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-celestias-teeth.com/2011/07/story-light-never-goes-out.html Celestia's Teeth]]'' The Light Never Goes Out]]'' by Abalidoth
[=BrianBlessedPony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Status:'' Complete
{{Tropers/UnderlordZ}}
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia makes sure Equestria prepares to surround herself with the most competent staff in all of Equestria, celebrate a great event, but when they go too far in her service, she takes things into her own hooves.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTeeth]]=]

for six certain ponies, this event means much more to them.
[=[[reviews:TheLightNeverGoesOut]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/108209/celestias-tiny-student Celestia's Tiny Student]]'' net/story/28307/A-Little-Chat A Little Chat]]'' by CommanderX5
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Dragonjek}}
* ''Synopsis'': During the entrance exam to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Twilight completely loses control of her magic. Celestia tries in vain to calm her down, but having no other choice she's forced to use a shrinking spell on the filly in order to tone down her dangerous surge of power. After the exam, Celestia takes the tiny Twilight as her personal student to teach the young unicorn control over her powerful magic, making sure that she will pose no threat to other beings.
* ''Comments'': CommanderX5 takes what would seem like a crackfic premise and works it into an long-running, emotional story that ranges from the hilarious to the deadly serious. It is finished, but the sequel ''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/197104/ponyvilles-tiny-librarian Ponyville's Tiny Librarian]] is a direct follow-up. It also has two side stories.
[=[[reviews:CelestiasTinyStudent]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/48341/1/Changelings%2C-Changelings%2C-Everywhere/ Changelings, Changelings Everywhere]]'' by Benman
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Edrobot}}, GrantMK2, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': What are the chances your favorite pony was secretly a changeling all along? Yeah, probably about one in one.
* ''Comments'': Brillant parody, and really, really funny.
[=[[reviews:ChangelingsChangelingsEverywhere]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/98069/chasing-winter Chasing Winter]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Raging+Mouse Raging Mouse]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After a performance mishap results in a member of the Blueblood family seeking deadly vengeance, Trixie needs to get out of Equestria for a while. She ends up signing on with an expedition heading into the frozen north beyond the Crystal Empire, where hopefully assassins won't follow. Their assignment? Capturing a live windigo. As it turns out, however, windigos are not the only things hiding in the north, and Trixie may not be as safe from her own problems as she thinks...
* ''Comments'': Well-written and enjoyable. Trixie is notably a very well-rounded and capable character here, and coming into her own without Twilight taking part.
[=[[reviews:ChasingWinter]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10314/Circus-Days Circus Days]]'' by The Dragon Warlock
* Recommended by Rubyrose
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Spike has been feeling lonely lately. Everyday he watches Twilight go off and have fun with her friends while he does the same thing: clean, and do chores. His luck seems to change though when he and Twilight find a flyer for a circus. With Twilight's friends, Spike goes to the circus with them. At the circus, Spike meets and befriends the circus performers and show him true love and friendship. Tired of being left out or not being loved by the others, Spike decides to leave Twilight and the others for his new friends. Will they get the baby dragon back?
[=[[reviews:CircusDays]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-centerpiece-of-my-collection.html The Centerpeice Of My Collection/The Collection of My Centerpeice]]'' by Geldon
* Recommended by {{Tropers/RichReeders}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* Synopses: Spike, centuries after the passing of his friends tells the tale of a very special statue he has of a unicorn named Rarity.\\
Millenia later, Spike, learning that his time is coming, begs a favor of Celestia: to pass on in the company of a friend whose time has also come...
[=[[reviews:TheCenterpieceOfMyCollection]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29385/The-Changelings-Encounter-Bug-Spray The Changelings Encounter Bug Spray]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BillyColt BillyColt]]
net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]



* ''Synopsis'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
[=[[reviews:TheChangelingsEncounterBugSpray]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1zZZnizNM_2hh_UQ22gmk2VChBrlFCmyLevNuCbKbSaQ The Circle of Friends]]'' by Kiyyik
* Recommended by Tropers/G1AndyP, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Long after the events of the series, Twilight, now having taken over from Celestia; reminisces on friends past, TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:TheCircleOfFriends]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15421/a-clear-sweet-tone A Clear, Sweet Tone]]'' by AbsoluteAnonymous.
* Recommended by StormRequiem
* ''Synopsis'': Once, there was a little unicorn filly who always found herself unable to sleep and could only be comforted by the singing of a certain lullaby. Years later, Sweetie Belle attempts to reconnect with her older sister.
** Comments: I don't usually get upset at fanfiction, but this one almost had me in tears. One of the best MLP fics I've read.

'' [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90496/the-codes-apprentice The Code's Apprentice]]'' by Lapis-Lazuli
* Recommended by atrasicarius
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle must decide the outcome of a millennia-long war between Harmony and Dissonance.
** Comments: It's pretty much Jedi vs Sith, except with ponies instead of lightsabers, and a writer better than George Lucas.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-colour-you-bleed.html The Colour You Bleed]]'' by [[http://m.fanfiction.net/u/3238938/ Kegisak]]
* Recommended by @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis'': Caught in the middle of a struggle between Equestria and a neighboring country, Blueblood finds himself alone in unfriendly territory. Through trials and hardships he slowly begins to change into the prince that his country needs.
* ''Comments'': You've probably seen a lot of fics of Blueblood getting a HumiliationConga that makes him see the error of his ways. But this [[UpToEleven is in a whole new level]]. With an interesting expansion of the Equestrian world, beautiful plot advancement, and more character development than you can shake a stick at (particularly on Blueblood's part), I consider this a must-read and won't say anything else so as to keep it unspoiled.\\
Be warned, it's pretty dark.
[=[[reviews:TheColorYouBleed]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2012/The-Contest The Contest]]'' by Cold in Gardez
* Recommended by Tropers/Salnax1, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "It's called 'Shh'," said Fluttershy. "It's a game about who can be quiet the longest. Sound fun? I'm the world champion." Fluttershy is not a pony who makes things up. She really is the world champion of "Shh," or The Quiet Game. And now it's time for her to defend her crown, with Twilight Sparkle and Rarity along for the ride.
[=[[reviews:TheContest]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7143944/1/COPS_Equestria COPS: Equestria]]'' by whysoserious1985
* Recommended by [[Tropers/SpiderFan14 Spider Fan14]]
* ''Synopsis'': Follow the various police departments of Equestria, from Ponyville to Canterlot, on their recorded patrols.
* ''Comments'': Mature themes follow, and chapters 4 and 7 are kicks to the guts in terms of emotion.
[=[[reviews:COPSEquestria]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-creature-of-night.html Creature of the Night]]'' by Tanner
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Zarpaulus}}
* ''Status:'' Dead
* ''Synopsis'': The day after an adventure in the Ursa Major's cave Rarity starts feeling, different. The sun is painful, she can't eat anything, Opalescence is meaner than usual, and she ''hungers for the blood of other ponies''.
[=[[reviews:CreatureOfTheNight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13384/Crystalline Crystalline]]'' by BristleBrushes
* Recommended by Lopiny
* ''Synopsis'': Spike and Rarity have had rather successful lives, despite their relatively uncommon interspecies relationship. They have been together for quite some time, and have a happy, loving marriage. And marriage, as we all know, often gives rise to children. Neither a pony, nor a dragon, their daughter Crystal is having a rather difficult time making sense of herself. Ponyville's general contempt of her is not helping. Realizing this, Crystal begins to have doubts about her own identity, her existence. When she returns home to the Boutique one day, having just been involved in a nasty fight, Crystal and Rarity have a heart to heart about what makes somepony...well...somepony.
[=[[reviews:Crystalline]]=]
* Link is no longer functioning.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6769183/1/Cupcakes_Day_Out Cupcake's Day Out]]'' by Rexx Ivan
* Recommended by Tropers/Dewman
* ''Synopsis'': The pony Cupcake enjoys the day visiting Pinky Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, before heading to her home in the complex run by Ms. Fizz.
[=[[reviews:CupcakesDayOut]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/200305/cutie-mark-crusadicorn Cutie Mark Crusadicorn]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
[=[[reviews:TheChangelingsEncounterBugSpray]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1zZZnizNM_2hh_UQ22gmk2VChBrlFCmyLevNuCbKbSaQ The Circle
An epilogue of Friends]]'' sorts to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]. Gilda is dragged off for a little 'chat' by Kiyyik
* Recommended by Tropers/G1AndyP, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Long after
the events behemoth bulldozer of the series, Twilight, now having taken over from Celestia; reminisces on friends past, TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:TheCircleOfFriends]]=]

a pegasus, Fluttershy's mother Barricade. But what exactly did they 'chat' about?
[=[[reviews:ALittleChat]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15421/a-clear-sweet-tone A Clear, Sweet Tone]]'' net/story/6228/Longing-For-Harmony Longing For Harmony]]'' by AbsoluteAnonymous.
BlueGhost
* Recommended by StormRequiem
{{Tropers/GarudaOne}}
* ''Synopsis'': Once, there was a little unicorn filly who always found herself unable Shortly before an annual gathering, Fluttershy notices that her circle of friends are slowly drifting apart from one another. Desperate to sleep and could only be comforted by bring their friendship back to its peak, she discovers a powerful tool that might do just the singing of a certain lullaby. Years later, Sweetie Belle attempts to reconnect thing, with her older sister.
** Comments: I don't usually
possibly large consequences. Can she make Twilight and company get upset at fanfiction, but along once more, or is this a mistake that will undo them all?
* ''Comments'': By far
one almost had me in tears. One of the best MLP fics I've read.

'' [[http://www.
most underrated fanfics out there, this roller coaster is one of the purest expressions of emotion in the fanbase. Well worth the read.
[=[[reviews:Longing For Harmony]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/90496/the-codes-apprentice The Code's Apprentice]]'' net/story/38186/lyra-and-bon-bons-odd-jobs Lyra and Bon Bon's Odd Jobs]]'' by Lapis-Lazuli
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bronystories Bronystories]]
* Pairing: Lyra/Bon Bon
* Recommended by atrasicarius
[=WeirdKev27=]
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle In need of work, Lyra and Bon Bon find employment in Ponyville's only cryobank; better known as a sperm bank. Under the supervision of Nurse Coldheart, the two mares apply themselves to the high calling of protecting the ponies of future generations...and cleaning up any spills.
* ''Notes'': I've chosen to embrace the Mature rating for this story. Most chapters are technically Teen rated, but there is one mature chapter, which is clearly marked. While the setting takes place in a cryobank, the story will follow Lyra and Bon Bon's perspective. The actual method for acquiring samples will only be alluded to; never described.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9216685/1/MLP-Loops MLP Loops]]'' by Saphroneth
* Recommended by cliffc999
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of brief ficlets and light-hearted one-shots based around the Infinite Loops concept originally from TFF. Contains notable scenes such as the redemption of Diamond Tiara, a Metal Wolf Chaos crossover, Pinkie Pie replacing Slaanesh, and a ton of other things that [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext only makes sense in context]]. Also contains a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in chapter 6 when the Mane Six finally get in touch with the creators of MLP. Highly recommended.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3560/lost-little-pony Lost Little Pony]]'' by PotatoJoe
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A fan sequel to ''Dear Idiot'' that lays heavily on the deconstruction side. After getting this letter pointing out all of Prince Blueblood's many flaws, Blueblood has a meltdown. Meanwhile, Princess Celestia is dealing with her own feelings on the matter, and has to come to terms with the possibility of another family member going a self-destructive spiral, one that she may have again been too late to save.
[=[[reviews:LostLittlePony]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59434/loyaltys-vengeance Loyalty's Vengeance]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The_Dash The_Dash]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Equestria the land of friendship, and harmony...or at least it was. Chrysalis, made sure the Equestria my friends and I knew, was no more. She released Discord from his stone imprisonment, and launched upon all of ponydom a plague, a corruption...that's taken everything...everypony I loved. I trained, killed, and survived...so that one day...I could avenge them. Today is that day, today I will take the first step towards making them pay! What, you thought loyalty ended with death? Well then, I guess somepony should let my enemies know...True loyalty is forever, and I will be the instrument that delivers loyalty's vengeance upon them.
* Tags: DarkFic, [[BloodierAndGorier Gore]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22660/Luna%2C-There%27s-a-Sentient-Race-Inside-Your-Mane Luna, There's a Sentient Race Inside Your Mane]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/boardgamebrony boardgamebrony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot
* ''Synopsis'': A fellow pony notices that Princess Luna may have a serious problem: there is a small, sentient race inside her mane and they have been living there for quite some time. Luna
must decide the outcome of a millennia-long war between Harmony and Dissonance.
** Comments: It's pretty much Jedi vs Sith, except with ponies instead of lightsabers, and a writer better than George Lucas.

what to do about this.
[=[[reviews:LunaTheresASentientRaceInsideYourMane]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-colour-you-bleed.html The Colour You Bleed]]'' by [[http://m.fanfiction.net/u/3238938/ Kegisak]]
com/search/label/Artist%3A%20Madmax Madmax Comics]]'' (also [[http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/ here]])
* Recommended by @/REV6Pilot
robertmck
* ''Synopsis'': Caught in the middle A series of a struggle between Equestria and a neighboring country, Blueblood finds himself alone in unfriendly territory. Through trials and hardships he slowly begins to change into the prince that his country needs.
* ''Comments'': You've probably seen a lot
gag comics drawn by "Madmax". Think of fics it as a Pony version of Blueblood getting a HumiliationConga that makes him see the error of his ways. But this [[UpToEleven is in a whole new level]]. With an interesting expansion of the Equestrian world, beautiful plot advancement, and more character development than you can shake a stick at (particularly on Blueblood's part), I consider this a must-read and won't say anything else so as to keep it unspoiled.\\
Be warned, it's pretty dark.
[=[[reviews:TheColorYouBleed]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2012/The-Contest The Contest]]'' by Cold in Gardez
* Recommended by Tropers/Salnax1, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "It's called 'Shh'," said Fluttershy. "It's a game about who can be quiet the longest. Sound fun? I'm the world champion." Fluttershy is not a pony who makes things up. She really is the world champion of "Shh," or The Quiet Game. And now it's time for her to defend her crown, with Twilight Sparkle and Rarity along for the ride.
[=[[reviews:TheContest]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7143944/1/COPS_Equestria COPS: Equestria]]'' by whysoserious1985
* Recommended by [[Tropers/SpiderFan14 Spider Fan14]]
* ''Synopsis'': Follow the various police departments of Equestria, from Ponyville to Canterlot, on their recorded patrols.
* ''Comments'': Mature themes follow, and chapters 4 and 7 are kicks to the guts in terms of emotion.
[=[[reviews:COPSEquestria]]=]

''PotterPuppetPals''.
[=[[reviews:MadmaxComics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-creature-of-night.com/2011/07/story-maiden-flight.html Creature of the Night]]'' Maiden Flight]]'' by Tanner
[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Cold%20in%20Gardez Cold in Gardez]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Zarpaulus}}
* ''Status:'' Dead
Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The day after an adventure in ever-humble Rainbow Dash has selflessly agreed to give Scootaloo a wing-up on Flight School with a few lessons. Twilight Sparkle, however, has her doubts...
* ''Comments'': Heartwarming, at times hilarious. All
the Ursa Major's cave Rarity starts feeling, different. The sun is painful, she can't eat anything, Opalescence is meaner than usual, and she ''hungers for ponies remain well within character. An excellent read. By the blood of other ponies''.
[=[[reviews:CreatureOfTheNight]]=]

same author who wrote "Naked Singularity" (below).
[[=[reviews:MaidenFlight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13384/Crystalline Crystalline]]'' by BristleBrushes
* Recommended by Lopiny
* ''Synopsis'': Spike and Rarity have had rather successful lives, despite their relatively uncommon interspecies relationship. They have been together for quite some time, and have a happy, loving marriage. And marriage, as we all know, often gives rise to children. Neither a pony, nor a dragon, their daughter Crystal is having a rather difficult time making sense of herself. Ponyville's general contempt of her is not helping. Realizing this, Crystal begins to have doubts about her own identity, her existence. When she returns home to the Boutique one day, having just been involved in a nasty fight, Crystal and Rarity have a heart to heart about what makes somepony...well...somepony.
[=[[reviews:Crystalline]]=]
* Link is no longer functioning.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6769183/1/Cupcakes_Day_Out Cupcake's Day Out]]'' by Rexx Ivan
* Recommended by Tropers/Dewman
* ''Synopsis'':
net/story/2160/The-Mane-Attraction The pony Cupcake enjoys the day visiting Pinky Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, before heading to her home in the complex run Mane Attraction]]'' by Ms. Fizz.
[=[[reviews:CupcakesDayOut]]=]

''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/200305/cutie-mark-crusadicorn Cutie Mark Crusadicorn]]'' net/user/Conner%20Cogwork Conner Cogwork]]
* Recommended
by [[http://www.{{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top lets her hair grow out a bit, and styles it accordingly. No big deal usually, right? Unless somehow, the result makes any pony who gazes at it, become relentlessly enamored with it and the pony it's attached to! Carrot now must find a way to shave her locks before she's smothered to death with affection from every pony in Ponyville!
[=[[reviews:TheManeAttraction]]=]

''[[https://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]net/story/90647/melt Melt]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/ambion Ambion]]



* ''Synopsis'': When Twilight's latest spell goes predictably awry, she ends up [[FreakyFridayFlip swapping bodies]] with all three of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. [[TwoBeingsOneBody At the]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality same time.]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-dark-sky.html A Dark Sky]]'' by [=MetalHooves=]
* Recommended by @/DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': A group of terrorists known as the Shadowbolts are confronted with old grudges, past loves, and even their own morals as they set out to destroy the Wonderbolts and anypony who gets in their way
[=[[reviews:ADarkSky]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33205/Dash-Eats-Meat%21 Dash Eats Meat!]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/theRedBrony theRedBrony]]

to:

* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Twilight's latest spell goes predictably awry, she ends caught a special type of flu, and it's up [[FreakyFridayFlip swapping bodies]] with to none other than Princess Celestia to nurse her through it. A special, tender little moment follows in this most unexpected of circumstances.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7628447/1/Memories Memories]] and the sequel [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7656204/1/From-Here-to-Eternity From Here to Eternity]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2265461/Sada-Pazaki Sada-Pazaki]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis of Memories: A mysterious book that once belonged to an equally mysterious pony reveals things about the past Twilight never would have suspected...
* Synopsis of From Here to Eternity: Sequel to Memories. Soon after learning about Serenity's past and the secrets it held, Twilight is shocked to hear about Discord being freed again. However this time he has no powers and it's
all three of due to an unknown creature by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. [[TwoBeingsOneBody At the]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality same time.]]

name of Schism. Due to Twilight's insistence, he and the Mane 6 embark on a journey to recover his powers... And hopefully Twilight will finally get some answers about the past from Discord himself.
* Pairing(s): Discord/OC onesided (Memories) Discord/Twilight Sparkle (From Here to Eternity) (not a romance fic, but has romantic elements)
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: Memories]]=]
[=[[reviews: From Here to Eternity]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-dark-sky.com/2011/03/story-memories-of-those-friends-whove.html A Dark Sky]]'' Memories of Those Friends Who've Gone Before Us]]'' by [=MetalHooves=]
WTFHIW
* Recommended by @/DialgaX
{{Tropers/Fifthman}}, Tropers/AckSed, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': A group of terrorists known as the Shadowbolts are confronted Two months after coming to live in Ponyville, Twilight runs across an odd traveling bookseller, and through her contact with old grudges, past loves, him, gains insight into the nature of her own character as well as knowledge of Ponyville's previous librarian.
[=[[reviews:MemoriesOfThoseFriendsWhoveGoneBeforeUs]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-midnight-run.html Midnight Run]]'' by Midnight Shadow
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight is approached by Applejack with a strange request - to join her that night for a run, but all is not as it seems. Why is Applejack so nervous? What could this be about?
[=[[reviews:MidnightRun]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890238/1/Moonbeam Moonbeam]]'' by Laurence Brown
* Recommended by Tropers/g17
* ''Synopsis'': Having trouble making friends, Princess Luna decides that using some magic might be just the thing to help her out. Things don't go as planned, however, when the spell she casts gives her some unexpected results!
[=[[reviews:Moonbeam]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-moonspire-run.html Moonspire Run]]'' by [=TitanRising=]
* Recommended by @/{{Pykrete}}, @/{{Canonier}}, @/{{CaptainHoers}}
* ''Synopsis'': Dash biffs a practice session
and even their own morals as they set out explodes at her friends and Scootaloo. While venting it off, she gets challenged to destroy a race by none other than [[TricksterMentor Spitfire]] of the Wonderbolts and anypony who gets -- a race through one of the most perilous locales in their way
[=[[reviews:ADarkSky]]=]

Equestria. Extreme acts of awesome ensue.
[=[[reviews:MoonspireRun]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33205/Dash-Eats-Meat%21 Dash Eats Meat!]] '' net/story/3378/The-Moonstone-Cup The Moonstone Cup]]'' by [[http://www.Cyanide
* Recommended by @/{{Decay}}, @/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight is invited to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest magicians in the world for the Moonstone Cup, a prestigious award for the most powerful and skillful magicians, unicorn and otherwise. Can she win? What sort of competition will she face?
[=[[reviews:TheMoonstoneCup]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/theRedBrony theRedBrony]]net/story/10837/Mother-May-I%3F Mother May I?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Moabite Moabite]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}} {{@/RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy explains her medical condition to her daughter Dinky.
[=[[reviews:MotherMayI]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]



* ''Synopsis'': Name's Gilda. Ya know, me n Dash did some crazy stuff together at flight camp. But this one time, I wasn't so hot on Dash's little craving at lunch. Hey! Don't gimme that look! I didn't MAKE her do it!
[=[[reviews:DashEatsMeat]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots and Pegasus Spots]]'' by Nightwings81
* Recommended by PDL, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash catches a bad case of pegapox, she cannot fly back to her cloud home and finds herself staying with Rarity and Sweetie Belle. Twilight is searching for a cure, but can the pegasus survive her well meaning nurses long enough to use it?
* ''Comments'': Can also be found at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-dashes-dots-and-pegasus-spots.html Equestria Daily]] and at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60614/Dashes%2C-Dots%2C-and-Pegasus-Spots FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:DashesDotsAndPegasusSpots]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7184406/1/Dashs_Secret Dash's Secret]]'' by Hopefox
* Recommended by @/{{SpiriTsunami}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash's parents come to Ponyville, her friends learn that she might not be the pony they thought she was. Will Dash's secret drive her friends away from her, and will her parents still accept her?
* ''Comments'': Saying ''why'' this fanfiction is so amazing would involve spoiling the secret, which is unfortunate because this fic is oozing with real-world relevance and I recommend it to anyone dealing with this issue regardless of whether or not they're a [=MLP:FiM=] fan. [[spoiler:Turns out Rainbow Dash is actually a stallion named ''Sonic'' Dash. Her parents refuse to acknowledge her female identity and insist that Sonic was just going through a phase that he should've grown out of by now. The rest of the mane cast's reactions vary (Fluttershy already knew, of course, and Rarity had figured it out on her own, but naturally Applejack takes it the worst due to the dishonesty involved). Truly an outstanding take on the struggle faced by those whose gender identity doesn't match their biological gender.]]
[=[[reviews:DashsSecret]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10066/The-Day-They-Came The Day They Came]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AdamThePony AdamThePony]]

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* ''Synopsis'': Name's Gilda. Ya know, me n Dash did some crazy stuff together at flight camp. But this one time, I wasn't so hot on Dash's little craving at lunch. Hey! Don't gimme that look! I didn't MAKE her do it!
[=[[reviews:DashEatsMeat]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422987/1/Dashes_Dots_and_Pegasus_Spots Dashes, Dots and Pegasus Spots]]'' by Nightwings81
* Recommended by PDL, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': When
It's almost Mother's Day. Scootaloo comes to Rainbow Dash catches a bad case of pegapox, she cannot fly back to her cloud home and finds herself staying with Rarity and Sweetie Belle. Twilight is searching for a cure, startling question, but can the pegasus survive her well meaning nurses long enough to use it?
* ''Comments'': Can also be found at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-dashes-dots-and-pegasus-spots.html Equestria Daily]] and at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60614/Dashes%2C-Dots%2C-and-Pegasus-Spots FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:DashesDotsAndPegasusSpots]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7184406/1/Dashs_Secret Dash's Secret]]'' by Hopefox
* Recommended by @/{{SpiriTsunami}}
* ''Synopsis'': When
then backs off, feeling ashamed she asked it. Rainbow Dash's parents come Dash, taken off-guard by the question, starts to Ponyville, question both herself, how she feels about Scootaloo, and about her friends learn that she might not be the pony they thought she was. Will Dash's secret drive her friends away from her, and will her parents still accept her?
* ''Comments'': Saying ''why'' this fanfiction is so amazing would involve spoiling the secret, which is unfortunate because this fic is oozing with real-world relevance and I recommend it to anyone dealing with this issue regardless of whether or not they're a [=MLP:FiM=] fan. [[spoiler:Turns out Rainbow Dash is actually a stallion named ''Sonic'' Dash. Her parents refuse to acknowledge her female identity and insist that Sonic was just going through a phase that he should've grown out of by now. The rest of the mane cast's reactions vary (Fluttershy already knew, of course, and Rarity had figured it out on her own, but naturally Applejack takes it the worst due to the dishonesty involved). Truly an outstanding take on the struggle faced by those whose gender identity doesn't match their biological gender.]]
[=[[reviews:DashsSecret]]=]

past...
[=[[reviews:Mothers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10066/The-Day-They-Came The Day They Came]]'' net/story/27822/Mother%27s-Day Mother's Day]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AdamThePony AdamThePony]]net/user/TailsFox88 TailsFox88]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Everypony you meet makes an impression in your life, either good or bad. Sometimes the impression is very minor, but other times it lasts long after it's ended. Rainbow Dash knows this all too well, and has spent most of her life trying to forget about somepony who hurt her when she was young. But as she's about to learn, you can't run from your past forever, and sometimes even the bad experiences may help change you for the better. A look into what made Rainbow Dash the mare she is today, and an indirect sequel to ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/11839/That-Warm-Feeling That Warm Feeling]]''. (Though, you don't have to have read it first to read this one.)
* ''Comments'': A well-written, heartwarming, tearjerking story with fantastic characterizations and character motivations. Thoroughly recommend.
[=[[reviews:Mother'sDay]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/930/moving-on-silver-spoons-story Moving on: Silver Spoon's story]]'' by Hollyfern
* Recommended by {{Tropers/31Darkstar}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara has moved away to Manehatten leaving behind a lonely and friendless Silver Spoon. Depression slowly sets in, but one Cutie Mark Crusader extends the hoof of friendship.
[=[[reviews:MovingOnSilverSpoonsStory]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-funny-sister.html My Funny Sister]]'' by Pascoite
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}} {{Tropers/RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Scootaloo wonders why Rainbow Dash has been avoiding her, Dash decides to tell a story from her youth, about friendship gained, and friendship changed, in order to explain why seeing Scootaloo has been making her sad.
* ''Comments'': It's a really good sad fic about friendships that persist despite painful events in peoples' lives. The ending just shows just how much Rainbow Dash and [[spoiler: Derpy Hooves]] truly care for each other like sisters.
[=[[reviews:MyFunnySister]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/189965/my-little-economy-economics-is-science My Little Economy Economics is Science]]'' by mylittleeconomy
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cadrpear}}
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is the world's most powerful economist, and Twilight Sparkle is her most promising student. But when Twilight is sent to Ponyville to oversee preparations for the summer solstice celebration, she will have her hooves full trying to make friends and save the world from a thousand years of bad monetary policy. Along the way, she might learn an important lesson or two about economics.
* Comments: An alternate universe retelling of the first two episodes with an economics twist to it. Reads a bit like a shorter, ponified version of [[FanFic/HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality]].
[=[[reviews:MyLittleEconomyEconomicsIsScience]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-my-little-parcel.html My Little Parcel]]'' by [=CupcakesNom=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Following the girls' latest adventure, Rainbow Dash discovers that a somewhat embarrassing souvenir of hers has gone missing, and tries as discreetly as possible to track it down. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:MyLittleParcel]]=]

''[[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-What-s-Wrong-With-The-World-446111406?offset=25#comments My Little Pony: What's Wrong with the World?]]'' by AlexWarlorn
* Recommended by The Otaku Ninja
* ''Synopsis'': Five of the Mane Six wake up one day, and find the world has changed completely, and has come alien and wrong from the world they've known their whole lives, and why is their friend Twilight acting so guilty?
* Comments: A unique look at "Magical Mystery Cure" that suggests that there was a lot more to what we saw in that episode than we realized. A worthwhile look to anyone who had doubts about that episode.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-my-sweetie_22.html My Sweetie]]'' by Big Mackintosh
* Recommended by Kytseo
* ''Synopsis'': After being adopted by Derpy, Sparkler can't help but feel unloved and unspecial in her new home, but Derpy is determined to show her just how special she really is.
[=[[reviews: MySweetie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5384/Mythbuckers Mythbuckers]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AuroraDawn AuroraDawn]]



* ''Synopsis'': "December 21, 2012. This date has for long been synonymous with an oncoming apocalypse to which mankind itself and all of God's creatures will return to where they all came from to live in peace. What actually happened was an event almost nobody saw coming. In this journal, I aim to tell the story on what happened that day, and what happened since that day. Be forewarned, however, that not everything that is written in this log was peaceful."
[=[[reviews:The Day They Came]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2254/Dear-Idiot Dear Idiot]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

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* ''Synopsis'': "December 21, 2012. This date has for long been synonymous with an oncoming apocalypse to which mankind itself Are pegasus wings really fragile? Do unicorn spells really fail catastrophically? And just how explosive is chocolate milk, anyways? Join Applejack, Rainbow Dash and all the rest of God's creatures will return to where the [=MLP=] crew as they all came from to live in peace. What actually happened was an event almost nobody saw coming. In this journal, I aim to not only tell the story on what happened that day, and what happened since that day. Be forewarned, however, that not everything that is written myths, but put them to the test!
* ''Notes:'' Pony parody of Series/{{Mythbusters}}. If you're a user
in this log was peaceful."
[=[[reviews:The Day They Came]]=]

Website/FimfictionDotNet, you can make more suggestions for 'myths' to bust.
[=[[reviews:Mythbuckers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2254/Dear-Idiot Dear Idiot]]'' net/story/13565/Naked-Singularity Naked Singularity]]''
* Redommended
by [[http://www.Tropers/yahooeny, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'':Twilight Sparkle is a gifted student and scholar. When she attempts to harness her creative side by writing a science-themed sensual romance novel, however, things rapidly get out of hoof. Can her friends stage an intervention before she humiliates herself (and them) at a prestigious literature recital? [[spoiler:No. No, they cannot.]]
* Comments: One of the best examples of cringe-humor I've ever seen. If only the human body can somehow produce tears of joy and pain at the same time, for this story would totally make it rain up in here. Also featured in Equestria Daily.
[=[[reviews:NakedSingularity]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]]
net/story/93971/the-neightingham-prince]]'' by [=NeightinghamPrince1930=]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}Inlerah78
* ''Synopsis'': In a kingdom away from Equestria, A king and a prince rule. But, the king is a miserly and greedy tyrant. The prince, however, is not. This is a one-shot story, with OC characters only.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17489/Newsworthy Newsworthy]]'' by Medicshy
* Recommended by Eegah, {{Tropers/y2k}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Tabloid reporter Ink Well arrives in Ponyville to do a story about the chaos at the Grand Galloping Gala. But when he learns about the damaging effects his magazine's stories have had on the Mane Six, he has a change of heart and tries to get corrections printed. And this draws everyone into a conspiracy bigger than anything they could suspect...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/30242/ Nightmare Night and Nyx]]'' by [=RealityCheck=]
* recommended by crowmagnon, Tropers/MaddTheSane, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': It's been a few months since the events of "[[Fanfic/PastSins Past Sins]]." Twilight has settled into the routine of being a mother, and Nyx has happily settled into the routine of being a (well, MOSTLY) normal little filly. But now they're closing in on one of the favorite holidays of the fall season, Nightmare Night--- which Nyx has never heard of and knows absolutely nothing about....
* Now part of a series that has its own page, ''FanFic/RealityChecksNyxVerse''.
[=[[reviews:Nightmare Night and Nyx]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/939/Nightmares-Don%27t-Last-Forever Nightmares Don't Last Forever.]]'' by BB
* Recommended by g17
* ''Synopsis'': The Elements of Harmony are defeated and Nightmare Moon stands on Equestria's throne as their new Queen. Is Equestria doomed to suffer through night time eternal or will they be... perfectly fine? Twilight finds her new job as slave or "personal assistant" to her new ruler to be a bit maddening. But is this evil sarcastic queen really as bad as she originally believed? And just how many others are diabolical enough to cash in on the change in staff? Can Nightmare truly run a peaceful Equestria? Only one way to find out.
[=[[reviews:NightmaresDontLastForever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-nightmare-state-of-mind.html Nightmare State of Mind]]'' by [=Jetfire=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ardashir}}
* ''Synopsis'': Welcome you poor, you flawed, you hopeless -- welcome to the Queendom of Nocturne!
[=[[reviews:NightmareStateOfMind]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58325/the-nightmare-before-nightmare-night The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Soulshard, Lich Queen of the Edeathstria, an alternate, spooky themed version of Equestria, grows tired of her monotonous life of leading her ghoulish kin in Nightmare Night festivities every year, and opts to journey to the 'real' Equestria in order to find out how mortals have fun. Little does she know this will kick off an incredible journey of self-discovery... when she opts to take the real Twilight's place. -- A parody of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
[=[[reviews:The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/139459/the-offduty-bar-and-grill The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/mber7560 mber7560]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Civil war broke out in Equestria a few months ago. This means that there's a whole new sector of the economy catering to soldiers and their needs. Factories are mass-producing weapons and armor, alcohol sales are up, and even the brothels are seeing increased profits. Browning Vineyard runs the Off-Duty Bar and Grill, a popular spot for the Joint Special Forces unit stationed at Fort Jack. He's seen a lot of beat-up soldiers walk through his doors, and he hasn't heard a lot of happy stories from them. Soldiers are becoming the rule rather than the exception. Which only makes tonight's visitor all the more confusing...
* Comments: The author and story are inspired by Kalash93's RacerAndTheGeek verse of stories. Author is [[Main/OneOfUs One Of Us]].
[=[[reviews:The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/117594/the-powder-and-the-spark The Powder and the Spark]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria, formally neutral in a war between the Crystal Empire and the Darkwoods Confederation, is forced to enter upon the seemingly permanent poison-induced coma of Princess Celestia. However, the rest of the world may not be far behind...
[=[[reviews:The Power And The Spark]]=]

''[[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/gallery/38603698 The Night the Magic Died]]'' by [[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/ ArofaTamahn]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a harrowed Griffin crash-lands on Celestia's balcony, she appoints Twilight and her friends to be his protectors from the evil creature chasing him. But, when the beast appears, it claims itself to be a law-enforcer from another world, and the Griffin to be a dangerous dimension-hopping sorcerer in disguise.\\
So, with the Griffin and the monster under the watch of Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor respectively, the ponies must learn about their charges and discover the truth, whatever it may be.
[=[[reviews:TheNightTheMagicDied]]=]

''[[http://bronycray.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3fyfaq The Night That Never Ended]]'' by [=BronyCray=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Flaera}}
* ''Synopsis'': What if Nightmare Moon had won? When a teleportation spell goes awry, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are transported to a realm of eternal night, ruled by the cold, iron hoof of Nightmare Moon.
* Tags:DarkFic
[=[[reviews:TheNightThatNeverEnded]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3514/No-hard-feelings No Hard Feelings]]'' by [=SeptimusMagistos=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane Five had a definite plan for revealing who was behind Mare Do Well: a surprise party! And just because Rainbow Dash forced the reveal a little early doesn't mean they can't all have cake!
* ''Comments'': A follow-up to the [[BrokenBase controversial]] episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well]]".
[=[[reviews:NoHardFeelings]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43466/nopony-needs-to-know Nopony Needs to Know]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}



* ''Synopsis'': Whilst enjoying the company of Twilight Sparkle and her friends in the doughnut shop immediately following the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]", a disappointed Princess Celestia send a letter off to Prince Blueblood explaining the implications of his failure of the "Rarity Test", among other things...
[=[[reviews:DearIdiot]]=]

''[[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dear+princess#/d49hu0y Dear Princess Celestia...]]'' by [[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/ Wright-As-Rayne]]
* Recommended by {{@/Xfuture}}
* ''Synopsis'': An odd centaur-esque creature named '''Tirek''' enters Ponyville one day, and the townsponies, remembering how they treated Zecora, do their best to make him feel welcome...
* ''Comments'': A wonderful little horror piece, and a quick read.
[=[[reviews:DearPrincessCelestia...]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-derpy-goes-crazy.html Derpy Goes Crazy]]'' by Pacce.
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves gets angry and goes on a killing spree.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesCrazy]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7630968/1/Derpy_goes_to_the_doctor "Derpy Goes to the Doctor"]]'' by [=BlueCorpse=].
* Recommended by Horticulturist
* ''Synopsis'': Part of a series; in this installment, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Derpy Hooves goes to the doctor]] and her origin is revealed.
* ''Warning'': sad.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesToTheDoctor]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2831/Derpy-Hooves%3A-The-Muffin-Queen Derpy Hooves: The Muffin Queen]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dublio Dublio]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Whilst enjoying ''Synopsis:'' A HurtComfortFic (but no shipping). For a long time, Rainbow Dash has been trying to convince Applejack to take an trip through the company of Twilight Sparkle and her friends in the doughnut shop immediately following the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]", a disappointed Princess Celestia send a letter off to Prince Blueblood explaining the implications of his failure of the "Rarity Test", among other things...
[=[[reviews:DearIdiot]]=]

''[[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=dear+princess#/d49hu0y Dear Princess Celestia...]]'' by [[http://wright-as-rayne.deviantart.com/ Wright-As-Rayne]]
* Recommended by {{@/Xfuture}}
* ''Synopsis'': An odd centaur-esque creature named '''Tirek''' enters Ponyville one
air with her. One day, Applejack, strangely solemn and the townsponies, remembering how they treated Zecora, do their best to make him feel welcome...
* ''Comments'': A wonderful little horror piece, and a quick read.
[=[[reviews:DearPrincessCelestia...]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-derpy-goes-crazy.html Derpy Goes Crazy]]'' by Pacce.
* Recommended by ShadedSpriter
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves gets angry and goes on a killing spree.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesCrazy]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7630968/1/Derpy_goes_to_the_doctor "Derpy Goes to the Doctor"]]'' by [=BlueCorpse=].
* Recommended by Horticulturist
* ''Synopsis'': Part of a series; in this installment, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Derpy Hooves goes to the doctor]] and her origin
quiet, suddenly accepts. Just what is revealed.
troubling her?
* ''Warning'': sad.
[=[[reviews:DerpyGoesToTheDoctor]]=]

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=NoponyNeedsToKnow Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2831/Derpy-Hooves%3A-The-Muffin-Queen Derpy Hooves: The Muffin Queen]]'' net/story/490/Octavia%27s-Power-Hour Octavia's Power Hour]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dublio Dublio]]net/user/Terse Terse]]



* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top is baking some muffins but she needs some last minute ingredients so she can finish the final touches on her muffins. Since she doesn't want to leave Derpy Hooves alone, she recruits the help of Lyra and Bon-Bon to keep her at Bay. Will they be able to prevent Derpy from eating the muffins? Or will Derpy have the last laugh?
[=[[reviews:DerpyHoovesTheMuffinQueen]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1430/Dinky-Doesn%27t-Go-To-School Dinky Doesn't Go to School]]'' by [=RagingSemi=]
* Recommended by Gaspalov, Moabite, ShadedSpriter, Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves has a daughter, a young unicorn named Dinky, who doesn't have an easy life at school because of her mother and starts hating Derpy for constantly shaming her, until one day she discovers her mom's motivations and learns a very important lesson...
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoesntGoToSchool]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-dinky-doos-father-revealed.html Dinky Doo's Father Revealed]]'' by Roy G. Biv
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo's daughter Dinky asks about her father and learns how her parents met at a "special" pony's school.
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoosFatherRevealed]]=]

''[[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/art/Discord-s-Return-259955334 Discord's Return]]'' by [[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/ Triple-A-Battery]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Discord breaks free of his stone prison, and decides to show the Mane 6 (and Princess Celestia) just what his prison was like...
[=[[reviews:DiscordsReturn]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21686/Discordant Discordant]]'' by ezra09

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top For what is baking some muffins but she needs some last minute ingredients so she can finish ostensibly the final touches on most terrifying time in her muffins. Since she doesn't want entire life, Octavia forgets how to leave Derpy Hooves alone, she recruits play her beloved cello. Shenanigans ensue, and Lyra reluctantly helps to pick up the pieces, with the help of Lyra and Bon-Bon to keep her at Bay. Will they be able to prevent Derpy from eating the muffins? Or will Derpy have the last laugh?
[=[[reviews:DerpyHoovesTheMuffinQueen]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1430/Dinky-Doesn%27t-Go-To-School Dinky Doesn't Go to School]]'' by [=RagingSemi=]
* Recommended by Gaspalov, Moabite, ShadedSpriter, Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves has a daughter, a young unicorn named Dinky, who doesn't have an easy life at school because of her mother and starts hating Derpy for constantly shaming her, until one day she discovers her mom's motivations and learns a very important lesson...
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoesntGoToSchool]]=]

our favorite DJ, Vinyl Scratch!
[=[[reviews:OctaviasPowerHour]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-dinky-doos-father-revealed.com/2011/08/story-old-stories.html Dinky Doo's Father Revealed]]'' The Old Stories]]'' by Roy G. Biv
Thanqol
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
Tropers/{{Redikalus}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo's daughter Dinky asks There are stories which define us. Stories that inspire us. And there are stories that damn us.
[=[[reviews:TheOldStories]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/146732/one-in-a-million One in a Million]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ocalhoun ocalhoun]])
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After years of trying, Scootaloo finally discovers her special talent. It's the worst thing that ever happened to her. She'll have to leave Rainbow Dash and all her friends behind as she's forced to go off and learn
about her father new talent... and learns how her parents met at then it gets worse. (WARNING: It has a "special" pony's school.
[=[[reviews:DinkyDoosFatherRevealed]]=]

''[[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/art/Discord-s-Return-259955334 Discord's Return]]''
happy ending for Scootaloo, but there is Scootabuse.)
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.

"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43455/only-human-a-lyra-heartstrings-production Only Human: A Lyra Heartstrings Production]]"
by [[http://triple-a-battery.deviantart.com/ Triple-A-Battery]]
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Smoking+Gun Smoking Gun]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
Tropers/{{Taiyou-x6}}
* ''Synopsis'': Discord breaks free Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of his stone prison, and these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.
[=[[reviews:OnlyHuman]]=]

"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81909/the-overworked-alicorn The Overworked Alicorn]]" by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BreakDown BreakDown]]
* Recommended by Manga Manic
* ''Synopsis'': Have you ever heard of a mare named Faust? She's an Alicorn, just like the Princesses, but not a princess herself. Some say she's a queen, some say she's their mother. The truth, well... she's really overworked. And with her duty as The Equestrian Archivist she has a pretty demanding job. But what happens when this overworked alicorn
decides that she wants to show take a vacation in Ponyville? Furthermore, what'll happen when she skips out on her job to take that vacation.

''The [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2654004/Bookish_Delight P3 Project]] series'' by Bookish Delight
* Recommended by [[Tropers/FoominBlue FoominBlue]], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Pony Permutation Project, or P3 for short, explores
the Mane 6 (and Princess Celestia) just what his prison was like...
[=[[reviews:DiscordsReturn]]=]

relationships between the main cast, one pair at a time.
[=[[reviews:P3Project]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21686/Discordant Discordant]]'' net/story/68356/pegasus-device Pegasus Device]]'' by ezra09Aurora Dawn
* Recommended by lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': The official sequel to Rainbow Factory. Set 20 years after the events of the original story, the Cloudsdale Weather Corporation has grown to nearly triple the size that it was in Rainbow Factory with the original factory room having been shut down after the events with Scootaloo. Despite that, two foals manage to avoid being processed and they find themselves trying to escape from the bowels of the factory while an even crazier Rainbow Dash and her workers try to re-capture them to keep the glory of The Flock.

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/120377/perchance-to-dream Perchance to Dream]]'' by Ether Echoes
* Recommended by Arkain
* ''Synopsis'': The main character, Shady Blossom, is a thestral (bat pony) who is Babs Seed's stepmother. It starts off pretending to be a slice of life family fic, then hits you over the head with a frying pan. Shady's past turns out to be not only important, but different than what she thinks it is.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6878/1/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville A Perfectly Ordinary Day in Ponyville]]'' by The Equestrian Gentlecolt



* ''Synopsis'': Discord finds that the spell that turned him to stone wasn't quite thorough enough, and he can telepathically communicate with anypony he wants. He quickly sets to corrupting Scootaloo, and with her help assembles his own Elements of Disharmony.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-ditzy-doo-and-blustery-day.html Ditzy Doo and the Blustery Day]]'' by uSea
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ossley}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo tells her daughter a story about a windy day she experienced in Ponyville. The story is based on the Literature/WinnieThePooh series by A. A. Milne, and contains numerous [[{{ShoutOut}} shout outs]] to them. It even has illustrations done in the style of E. H. Shepard (the original illustrator of Winnie-the-pooh).
[=[[reviews:DitzyDooAndTheBlusteryDay]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7255306/1/Ditzy-Doo-Muffins Ditzy Doo: Muffins]]'' by Saddlesoap Opera
* Recommended by {{RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy has trouble remembering her past, all she knows is that she arrived in Ponyville with a tiny foal. Colgate brings her to Doctor Whooves to try to recover her lost memories, but her past is nothing anypony was expecting, and soon it comes back to haunt her.
* ''Comments'': One of my favourite Derpy fics, it does get quite sad and terrifying, but I think the end makes up for it.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-dont-let-sun-catch-you-crying.html Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying]]'' by l0x0r
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TurboJ}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle had noticed that the letters from Princess Celestia have changed in tone recently. She travels to Canterlot to find out why, and discovers a sympathetic Princess Luna.
[=[[reviews:DontLetTheSunCatchYouCrying]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59896/downfall Downfall]]'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by SonicLightning1
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight discovers a book within the library about Equestria's greatest killers. After reading this Twilight begins to have thoughts of what it would be like to kill another pony.
* "Comment": Written in the format of letters, this follows closely to SympatheticMurderer. Short but full of emotions. Caution: while the gore is not explained in great detail, the fic is still grimdark [[spoiler: and has a quite the DownerEnding]].

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1431/Draconic-Troubles Draconic Troubles]]'' by Davesknd

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Discord finds that the spell that turned him to stone wasn't quite thorough enough, and he can telepathically communicate with anypony he wants. He quickly sets to corrupting Scootaloo, and with her help assembles his own Elements A parody fic: Twilight wanders through what has become a typical day for her...at least as far as fanfics are concerned. She blithely strolls through an absolute {{Cliche Storm}}, utterly unfazed by any of Disharmony.

it at this point.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-ditzy-doo-and-blustery-day.com/2011/05/story-perils-of-past.html Ditzy Doo and Perils of the Blustery Day]]'' Past/Elements of Discord]]'' by uSea
Somber
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ossley}}
{{Tropers/thelovelypenguin}}, ptah1888
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy Doo tells her daughter "A thousand years ago Princess Celestia sealed away Nightmare Moon using the Elements of Harmony. Now the Cutie Mark Crusaders will awaken a threat imprisoned for all that time, and all of Equestria will learn which is greater: The Elements of Harmony or the Elements of Discord."
[=[[reviews:PerilsOfThePastElementsOfDiscord]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5345/Perquisition Perquisition]]'' by Diexna
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Glory Blaze}} and Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': In an unknown new world filled with mysterious and unexplored dangerous ruins, the
story about a windy day she experienced follows Sketch and Kickbolt, two explorers, as they slowly but surely uncover the history explaining what happened in Ponyville. this world. And more importantly, why the pony folk suddenly was brought to it just a little over a century ago.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50377/Pinkamena-Diane-Pie%3A-Consultant-Detective Pinkamena Diane Pie: Consultant Detective]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheRealOP TheRealOP]]
* Recommended by {{@/TheYanderee}}
* ''Synopsis'':
The story is based on the Literature/WinnieThePooh series by A. A. Milne, eccentric pink party pony, Pinkie Pie, plays detective with her lowly loyal assistant, Twilight Sparkle, solving crimes and contains numerous [[{{ShoutOut}} shout outs]] having a good old time. From thieves, to them. It even has illustrations done in the style of E. H. Shepard (the original illustrator of Winnie-the-pooh).
[=[[reviews:DitzyDooAndTheBlusteryDay]]=]

missing ponies, stolen cutie marks, and insidious plots, there will be nothing Pinkie can't handle!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7255306/1/Ditzy-Doo-Muffins Ditzy Doo: Muffins]]'' net/s/6978418/1/Pinkamina Pinkamina]]'' by Saddlesoap Opera
Sithicus
* Recommended by {{RavenFaith}}
@/MugenKagemaru
* ''Synopsis'': Ditzy has trouble remembering Pinkie came home from the Gala depressed and forlorn, so who could hope to comfort her past, after the worst disaster of all she knows is that she arrived in Ponyville with a tiny foal. Colgate brings her to Doctor Whooves to try to recover her lost memories, but her past is nothing anypony was expecting, and soon it comes back to haunt her.
* ''Comments'': One of my favourite Derpy fics, it does get quite sad and terrifying, but I think the end makes up for it.

disastrous parties? Pinkamina Diane Pie, that's who.
[=[[reviews:Pinkamina]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-dont-let-sun-catch-you-crying.com/2011/03/story-opener-of-ways.html Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying]]'' Pinkie Pie: The Opener of Ways]]'' by l0x0r
Trashcanman
* Recommended by {{Tropers/TurboJ}}
Tropers/FoominBlue
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie saves Twilight Sparkle had noticed that and Applejack, but at what cost? Will they ever be able to look at her the letters from Princess Celestia have changed in tone recently. She travels to Canterlot to find out why, and discovers a sympathetic Princess Luna.
[=[[reviews:DontLetTheSunCatchYouCrying]]=]

same way again?
[=[[reviews:PinkiePieTheOpenerOfWays]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59896/downfall Downfall]]'' net/story/35444/Pinkie-Pie%2C-Psychologest Pinkie Pie, Psychologest]]'' by BronyWriter
Masterweaver
* Recommended by SonicLightning1
Tropers/MuchAdoAboutNonny, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/{{Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight discovers Pinkie Pie throws excellent parties. This is a book within the library about Equestria's greatest killers. After reading this Twilight begins to have thoughts fact of what it would be life, like to kill another pony.
* "Comment": Written in
Fluttershy being rather demure, or Rarity having a sense of style. But the format of letters, this follows closely to SympatheticMurderer. Short but full of emotions. Caution: while fact is, Pinkie's parties cost bits, and her job at the gore is not explained in great detail, bakery isn't supporting her passions anymore. So she dusts off her degree and opens a side business...
* ''Comments'': This fic deals with several more adultish themes, and yet manages to maintain a level of OriginalFlavor. Pinkie Pie as a psychologest (and yes, she ''[[RuleOfFunny deliberately]]'' misspells
the fic word) is still grimdark [[spoiler: and has a quite the DownerEnding]].

surprisingly effective. And entertaining, mustn't forget entertaining.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1431/Draconic-Troubles Draconic Troubles]]'' net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'' by Davesknd[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Midnight is a stallion who has long nursed a soft spot for Fluttershy. One night, Fluttershy invites him over to her place to talk. What follows is a wonderful night of passionate love.
* Comments: Don't let the clop get you down. This is a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash 93]] story. The characterization is wonderful, the story is heartmeltingly sweet, the sex is masterfully written, and there's even some world building and a bit of genuine real life sex advice. The sex is more intimate that lurid. May cause diabetes.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-discover-co-compiled.html The Ponies Discover /co/]]'' by Slywit
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': {{Exactly What It Says On The Tin}}, the ponies discover [[ImageBoards /co/]], and end up being a bit upset/affected by what they see. To make matters worse, they have to go on a diplomatic mission, which quickly turns into the camping trip from hell, whilst they struggle with people's perceptions of them, and [[FinaglesLaw everything going wrong]].
[=[[reviews:ThePoniesDiscoverCo]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-play-d.html Ponies Play D&D]]'' by Lucres
* Recommended by Captainhook, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when a bunch of ponies get together to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''? [[HilarityEnsues Comedy]], that's what!
[=[[reviews:PoniesPlayDnD]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19193/Ponies-Visit-McDonald%27s Ponies Visit McDonald's]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Equestrian%20Gentlecolt The Equestrian Gentlecolt]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Improbably often, ponies arrive on Earth in a fairly private place, with one or two witnesses at most. This time, they came out in the middle of a crowded [=McDonald=]'s.
[=[[reviews:PoniesVisitMcDonalds]]=]

''[[http://www.furaffinity.net/user/theweaver Pony Grab Bag]]'' by Weaver
* Recommended by {{Tropers/ruff1298}}
* ''Synopsis'': A series of unusual, occasionally perverse, things happen to the Mane Cast.
[=[[reviews:PonyGrabBag]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70563/the-pony-that-never-was The Pony That Never Was]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Scootareader Scootareader]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Enigma is a new arrival to Ponyville, but after she goes to sleep each day, she's forced to re-live that day all over again, and nopony can see her or interact with her in any way. After the day is re-lived, she wakes up where she'd been before she had to re-live her day, but as if she'd never been there.
* Comments: While there are obvious if unintentional parallels with ''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'', the specifics are sufficiently different that the story is interesting in its own right.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15935/Ponytics Ponytics]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pickle Pickle]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': After receiving a letter about Democracy from Twilight, Princess Celestia decides that she needs to destroy this idea before a revolt starts up.
[=[[reviews:Ponytics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-pretty-in-pink.html Pretty in Pink]]'' by David Reinold



* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and Spike are sent a message from Princess Celestia, stating that a dragon will be staying in Ponyville. Spike has to go into hiding, Twilight has to organize the arrival and the others have to cope with the usual insanity. Oh... and the crusaders are doing their thing. Do I smell doom?
[=[[reviews:DraconicTroubles]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/48024/eclipse-house-of-frostmanes-few Eclipse]]'' by Spectre Crystaleye
* Recomnended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': They call them vagabonds. Rogues. Criminals, corrupted to their very core. They are perceived to be poison in peaceful society and rightly cast out. Scarce are these dark cases in the golden light of Equestria's civilized culture. However, not all ponies born with gifts of malice in their souls have the desire to use them for evil ends. These rare few who are condemned to exile simply for fear that they might one day break and embrace their grim talents, are given a choice by a princess wrought with compassion. Forever apart from society at large, they live a secret, dangerous and disciplined life defending the country that doubted their hearts. Armed with forbidden technology and the love of their monarchs, they thrive with the freedom to embrace their true selves in service to an Equestria that will never know them.
* Comments: Reviewed and approved by Kalash93, earning an exceedingly rare 9/10 score, and is considered possibly the single best war story in the fandom.
[=[[reviews:EclipseHouseOfFrostmanesFew]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-endless-gifts.html Endless Gifts]]'' by JenovaII
* Recommended by [=UnderlordZ=]
* ''Synopsis'': One of the Cutie Mark Crusaders gets her Mark. Will jealousy break up the Crusaders forever?
[=[[reviews:EndlessGifts]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50402/En-Passant- En Passant]]'' by [=TheRealOP=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Yandere}}
* ''Synopsis'': Felicity Peridot, avid journalist, mild-mannered unicorn, moonlighting vigilante, must take up her alter-ego, The Mysterious Mare Do Well, to combat her most dangerous opponent yet! An enigma, Checkmate, who single-hoofedly turned the underground criminal world of Manehattan upside down. With a young ward at her side, will she meet her downfall at the hooves of Checkmate?
[=[[reviews:EnPassant]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1174/Enter-the-League-of-Fanons Enter the League of Fanons]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to "Legion of Gloom". The Legion of Gloom has returned, this time aligning themselves with a new, shadowy villain as they prepare to use the power of the Elements of Harmony against the Mane Six. But our heroes find aid in six mysterious ponies who seem to have all the answers… These ponies are [[{{Series/DoctorWho}} Doctor Whooves]], [[AscendedMeme Derpy Hooves]], [[HeroOfAnotherStory Ly]][[HeterosexualLifePartners ra, Bon Bon]], [[OneSceneWonder DJ Pon3]], and [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]].

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge: Rainbow Dash Can't Cook]]'' by 145 different authors
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Friendship is Magic fan site Equestria Daily announced a speedfic writing challenge, in which writers had two hours to complete a short story based on an arbitrarily-assigned theme (in this case, that Rainbow Dash needs to cook something but turns out to be a LethalChef), administrator Cereal Velocity never expected to be deluged with ''145 entries''. (''"You ponies are full of words,"'' said the dazed admin.)
[=[[reviews:SpeedficChallengeRainbowDashCantCook]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/545/Equestria Equestria!]]'' by Jabberspike
* Recommended by DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': The events of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were all just the delusions of an insane young woman who has been in an institution for the past few years. Now Tara believes she has conquered these fantasies, but has she really?
[=[[reviews:Equestria]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/197422/equestria-divided Equestria Divided]]'', created by [[http://pooryorickda.deviantart.com/gallery/37506217 PoorYorickDA]], stories by various authors.
* Recommended by Zarpaulus
* ''Synopsis'': The Princesses have disappeared and after a botched ritual by Twilight Sparkle kills Pinkie Pie and wounds Rainbow Dash the surviving Elements of Harmony formed five Houses fighting over the scraps of Equestria. Not a crossover but heavily inspired by ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and ''WarhammerFantasy''.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-ponynoir-chosen-saga.html Equestria Noir-A Neo-Noire Tale]]'' by Garnot
* Recommended by Tropers/{{WeegTheNinji}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years have passed since Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished from the face of the planet, leaving their nation to slowly fall apart. Now, crime, corruption and a faceless evil threaten to destroy the slowly recovering nation. In the middle of this chaos stands Bogart Maltese, an equine and member of the Regulators - an enclave dedicated to fighting crime, corruption and villainy - who is on a quest to find and punish the ones responsible for his partner's murder. Along the way, he will meet another soul, who just like him, longs to understand her own tragic past. To find the answers they both seek, the two will have to travel to hell and back. What they discover may change the face of Equestria forever. Trust no one and fear the dark places of the world.
[=[[reviews:EquestriaNoir-ANeo-NoirTale]]=]

''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8XlorG6n_cI/TT4zll1NVKI/AAAAAAAAAZM/GQF0OaYdog0/s1600/1295920370399.jpg Equestrian Revolution]]''
* Recommended by Salnax1
* ''Synopsis'': A glorious rebellion against the tyrannical Celestia has unforeseen circumstances.
[=[[reviews:EquestrianRevolution]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89250/equestrian-horizon Equestrian Horizon]] by Jin
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Lieutenant Commander Firefly and her Timberwolf flight are combat fliers of the highest caliber and seasoned veterans of the Continental War, a massive conflict from which the world is just beginning to rebuild. When a nation lost to time suddenly resurfaces in the frozen north, it is her fliers that are tasked with keeping peace in the frigid skies over the Crystal Empire.
* Original universe with heavy inspiration from the Ace Combat games. Rated Teen for warfare, violence, and language.
* Comments: A fantastic world with characters unfamiliar, but compelling. Excellently paced action and exceedingly deep lore in an alternate version of Equestria rife with political intrigue and a likeable mane cast.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6735/Equestria%27s-Twilight Equestria's Twilight]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sapidus3 sapidus3]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/MyLittleGundam, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': This is the story of the end. This is the story of the death of Equestria. It is the story of the reign of her royal majesty, Princess Twilight Sparkle of the Fading Sun. The alicorn sisters are dead and Equestria has turned to Twilight Sparkle to guide it. However, just maintaining a dim sun a fraction as bright as her mentor's keeps the new princess near her limits. Years have passed and Twilight Sparkle is sure of only one thing. Equestria is dying.
* ''Tags'': Sad. Dark.
* ''Comments'': This story is a very new and very interesting take on the "Twilight becomes an alicorn" idea. Instead of her ascension being of happenstance or her distance ancestry or some such thing, it is from necessity. Also, instead of Equestria staying normal as a whole, everything is in a downward spiral, even with Twilight's help. War is on the horizon, ponies are threatened by the things that go 'bump' in the night, and the moon and stars haven't been seen for more than forty years.
[=[[reviews:Equestria'sTwilight]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6704662/1/Escape_From_Castle_Midnight Escape from Castle Midnight]]'' by Blue Eyes Shining Dragon
* Recommended by Slimey Jenkins
* ''Synopsis'': The old G1 TV special "[[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]" made to fit the "Friendship is Magic" universe
[=[[reviews:EscapeFromCastleMidnight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/206709/essenza-di-amore Essenza di Amore]]'' by Cerulean Voice
* Recommended by infernape612
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of Princess Cadance's backstory, expanded upon to follow all of the events leading up to her ascension to alicornhood.
[=[[reviews:EssenzaDiAmore]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/39639/Estrus Estrus]]'' by Friendly Uncle
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/LanceOmikron, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': While talking with Twilight at the market, Rarity realises that Twilight is in heat - and that Twilight has no idea what that means. Unsure of how to break it to her, Rarity "gathers" Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, leading a hilarious and [[TooMuchInformation revealing]] discussion of how each of them learned about the facts of life, and how each of them deal with the symptoms... [[spoiler: The kicker is that Twilight is completely aware of what her ''estrous cycle'' is, she'd just never heard it called "in heat" before.]]
* Comments: Despite dealing with a topic that would be taboo for the TV show, the Mane Six are completely in character, to the point where you can believe this conversation might actually happen between episodes. Easily one of the funniest one-shots on Website/FimfictionDotNet.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-everfree-entertainment.html Evergreen Entertainment]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20NTSTS NTSTS]]
* Recommended by {{Kchishol}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie proposes a "We're Sorry" party to make it up to Zecora for how they treated her. When she and her friends finally meet the entertainment whom Pinkie hired sight unseen; they find they are giving their new friend a more playfully thrilling apologetic experience then anyone ever dreamed. (PG-13)
[=[[reviews:EvergreenEntertainment]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-eversleep.html Eversleep]]'' by [=EvenMotion=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{FailcopterWes}}
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia unexpectedly enters a state of Death like hibernation, and the resultant power vacuum between the naive Luna and a new Council leads to civil war. Not a happy tale but well written nonetheless.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58321/exit-through-canterlot Exit Through Canterlot]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheBrianJ The Brian J]]
* Recommended by {{@/DontKillBugs}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the disaster at the Grand Galloping Gala, Octavia's career is ruined. Upon learning that the Mane Six were not punished for ruining the Gala, and that the incident was relegated to a laugh in the newspaper, Octavia's life changes. She begins to pursue a path that has never been seen before in Canterlot, where concertos and rhapsodies give way to controversy and rebellion. A path where symphonies are composed not with instruments... but with spray paint.
[=[[reviews:Exit Through Canterlot]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5669/Extremely-Terrible-and-Horrifying-Stories Extremely Terrible and Horrifying Stories]]'' by [=RatherHomely=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A DeconstructiveParody with NoFourthWall where an author, inspired by ''[[{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]''' notoriety, tries to make a similarly gory story... and fails miserably [[spoiler: due to that kind of murderous behavior being inherently OutOfCharacter for all six of the Mane Cast.]]
[=[[reviews:ExtremelyTerribleAndHorrifyingStories]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3340/Faded-Rainbow Faded Rainbow]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]

to:

* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and Spike are sent a message from Princess Celestia, stating that a dragon will be staying in Ponyville. Spike has to go into hiding, Twilight has to organize the arrival and the others have Everypony tries to cope with as the usual insanity. Oh... and the crusaders are doing laughter is torn from their thing. Do I smell doom?
[=[[reviews:DraconicTroubles]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/48024/eclipse-house-of-frostmanes-few Eclipse]]'' by Spectre Crystaleye
lives...
* Recomnended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': They call them vagabonds. Rogues. Criminals, corrupted to their very core. They are perceived to be poison in peaceful society and rightly cast out. Scarce are these dark cases in the golden light of Equestria's civilized culture. However, not all ponies born with gifts of malice in their souls have the desire to use them for evil ends. These rare few who are condemned to exile simply for fear that they might one day break and embrace their grim talents, are given a choice by a princess wrought with compassion. Forever apart from society at large, they live a secret, dangerous and disciplined life defending the country that doubted their hearts. Armed with forbidden technology and the love of their monarchs, they thrive with the freedom to embrace their true selves in service to an Equestria that will never know them.
* Comments: Reviewed and approved by Kalash93, earning an exceedingly rare 9/10 score, and is considered possibly the single best war story in the fandom.
[=[[reviews:EclipseHouseOfFrostmanesFew]]=]

Warning: Massive TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:PrettyInPink]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-endless-gifts.com/2011/05/story-prince-charming.html Endless Gifts]]'' Prince Charming]]'' by JenovaII
Baldwin
* Recommended by [=UnderlordZ=]
* ''Synopsis'': One of the Cutie Mark Crusaders gets her Mark. Will jealousy break up the Crusaders forever?
[=[[reviews:EndlessGifts]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50402/En-Passant- En Passant]]'' by [=TheRealOP=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Yandere}}
* ''Synopsis'': Felicity Peridot, avid journalist, mild-mannered unicorn, moonlighting vigilante, must take up her alter-ego, The Mysterious Mare Do Well, to combat her most dangerous opponent yet! An enigma, Checkmate, who single-hoofedly turned the underground criminal world of Manehattan upside down. With a young ward at her side, will she meet her downfall at the hooves of Checkmate?
[=[[reviews:EnPassant]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1174/Enter-the-League-of-Fanons Enter the League of Fanons]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JohnPerry John Perry]]
* Recommended by @/Nightelf37
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to "Legion of Gloom". The Legion of Gloom has returned, this time aligning themselves with a new, shadowy villain as they prepare to use the power of the Elements of Harmony against the Mane Six. But our heroes find aid in six mysterious ponies who seem to have all the answers… These ponies are [[{{Series/DoctorWho}} Doctor Whooves]], [[AscendedMeme Derpy Hooves]], [[HeroOfAnotherStory Ly]][[HeterosexualLifePartners ra, Bon Bon]], [[OneSceneWonder DJ Pon3]], and [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]].

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge: Rainbow Dash Can't Cook]]'' by 145 different authors
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Friendship is Magic fan site Equestria Daily announced a speedfic writing challenge, in which writers had two hours to complete a short story based on an arbitrarily-assigned theme (in this case, that Rainbow Dash needs to cook something but turns out to be a LethalChef), administrator Cereal Velocity never expected to be deluged with ''145 entries''. (''"You ponies are full of words,"'' said the dazed admin.)
[=[[reviews:SpeedficChallengeRainbowDashCantCook]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/545/Equestria Equestria!]]'' by Jabberspike
* Recommended by DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': The events of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were all just the delusions of an insane young woman who has been in an institution for the past few years. Now Tara believes she has conquered these fantasies, but has she really?
[=[[reviews:Equestria]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/197422/equestria-divided Equestria Divided]]'', created by [[http://pooryorickda.deviantart.com/gallery/37506217 PoorYorickDA]], stories by various authors.
* Recommended by Zarpaulus
* ''Synopsis'': The Princesses have disappeared and after a botched ritual by Twilight Sparkle kills Pinkie Pie and wounds Rainbow Dash the surviving Elements of Harmony formed five Houses fighting over the scraps of Equestria. Not a crossover but heavily inspired by ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and ''WarhammerFantasy''.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-ponynoir-chosen-saga.html Equestria Noir-A Neo-Noire Tale]]'' by Garnot
* Recommended by Tropers/{{WeegTheNinji}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years have passed since Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished from the face of the planet, leaving their nation to slowly fall apart. Now, crime, corruption and a faceless evil threaten to destroy the slowly recovering nation. In the middle of this chaos stands Bogart Maltese, an equine and member of the Regulators - an enclave dedicated to fighting crime, corruption and villainy - who is on a quest to find and punish the ones responsible for his partner's murder. Along the way, he will meet another soul, who just like him, longs to understand her own tragic past. To find the answers they both seek, the two will have to travel to hell and back. What they discover may change the face of Equestria forever. Trust no one and fear the dark places of the world.
[=[[reviews:EquestriaNoir-ANeo-NoirTale]]=]

''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8XlorG6n_cI/TT4zll1NVKI/AAAAAAAAAZM/GQF0OaYdog0/s1600/1295920370399.jpg Equestrian Revolution]]''
* Recommended by Salnax1
* ''Synopsis'': A glorious rebellion against the tyrannical Celestia has unforeseen circumstances.
[=[[reviews:EquestrianRevolution]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89250/equestrian-horizon Equestrian Horizon]] by Jin
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Lieutenant Commander Firefly and her Timberwolf flight are combat fliers of the highest caliber and seasoned veterans of the Continental War, a massive conflict from which the world is just beginning to rebuild. When a nation lost to time suddenly resurfaces in the frozen north, it is her fliers that are tasked with keeping peace in the frigid skies over the Crystal Empire.
* Original universe with heavy inspiration from the Ace Combat games. Rated Teen for warfare, violence, and language.
* Comments: A fantastic world with characters unfamiliar, but compelling. Excellently paced action and exceedingly deep lore in an alternate version of Equestria rife with political intrigue and a likeable mane cast.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6735/Equestria%27s-Twilight Equestria's Twilight]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sapidus3 sapidus3]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/MyLittleGundam, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': This is the story of the end. This is the story of the death of Equestria. It is the story of the reign of her royal majesty, Princess Twilight Sparkle of the Fading Sun. The alicorn sisters are dead and Equestria has turned to Twilight Sparkle to guide it. However, just maintaining a dim sun a fraction as bright as her mentor's keeps the new princess near her limits. Years have passed and Twilight Sparkle is sure of only one thing. Equestria is dying.
* ''Tags'': Sad. Dark.
* ''Comments'': This story is a very new and very interesting take on the "Twilight becomes an alicorn" idea. Instead of her ascension being of happenstance or her distance ancestry or some such thing, it is from necessity. Also, instead of Equestria staying normal as a whole, everything is in a downward spiral, even with Twilight's help. War is on the horizon, ponies are threatened by the things that go 'bump' in the night, and the moon and stars haven't been seen for more than forty years.
[=[[reviews:Equestria'sTwilight]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6704662/1/Escape_From_Castle_Midnight Escape from Castle Midnight]]'' by Blue Eyes Shining Dragon
* Recommended by Slimey Jenkins
* ''Synopsis'': The old G1 TV special "[[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]" made to fit the "Friendship is Magic" universe
[=[[reviews:EscapeFromCastleMidnight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/206709/essenza-di-amore Essenza di Amore]]'' by Cerulean Voice
* Recommended by infernape612
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of Princess Cadance's backstory, expanded upon to follow all of the events leading up to her ascension to alicornhood.
[=[[reviews:EssenzaDiAmore]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/39639/Estrus Estrus]]'' by Friendly Uncle
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/LanceOmikron, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': While talking with Twilight at the market, Rarity realises that Twilight is in heat - and that Twilight has no idea what that means. Unsure of how to break it to her, Rarity "gathers" Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, leading a hilarious and [[TooMuchInformation revealing]] discussion of how each of them learned about the facts of life, and how each of them deal with the symptoms... [[spoiler: The kicker is that Twilight is completely aware of what her ''estrous cycle'' is, she'd just never heard it called "in heat" before.]]
* Comments: Despite dealing with a topic that would be taboo for the TV show, the Mane Six are completely in character, to the point where you can believe this conversation might actually happen between episodes. Easily one of the funniest one-shots on Website/FimfictionDotNet.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-everfree-entertainment.html Evergreen Entertainment]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20NTSTS NTSTS]]
* Recommended by {{Kchishol}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie proposes a "We're Sorry" party to make it up to Zecora for how they treated her. When she and her friends finally meet the entertainment whom Pinkie hired sight unseen; they find they are giving their new friend a more playfully thrilling apologetic experience then anyone ever dreamed. (PG-13)
[=[[reviews:EvergreenEntertainment]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-eversleep.html Eversleep]]'' by [=EvenMotion=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{FailcopterWes}}
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia unexpectedly enters a state of Death like hibernation, and the resultant power vacuum between the naive Luna and a new Council leads to civil war. Not a happy tale but well written nonetheless.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58321/exit-through-canterlot Exit Through Canterlot]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheBrianJ The Brian J]]
* Recommended by {{@/DontKillBugs}}
Tropers/DerangedGenius
* ''Synopsis'': After the disaster at of meeting Prince Blueblood, Rarity is done looking for the Grand Galloping Gala, Octavia's career is ruined. Upon learning that the Mane Six were not punished for ruining the Gala, special pony to be her prince. So she decides to put her sewing skills to good use and that the incident was relegated to a laugh in the newspaper, Octavia's life changes. She begins to pursue a path that has never been seen before in Canterlot, where concertos and rhapsodies give way to controversy and rebellion. A path where symphonies are composed not with instruments... but with spray paint.
[=[[reviews:Exit Through Canterlot]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5669/Extremely-Terrible-and-Horrifying-Stories Extremely Terrible and Horrifying Stories]]'' by [=RatherHomely=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A DeconstructiveParody with NoFourthWall where an author, inspired by ''[[{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]''' notoriety, tries to
make a similarly gory story... the perfect one of her own design.
* ''Warning'': Gore
and fails miserably [[spoiler: due to that kind of murderous behavior being inherently OutOfCharacter for all six of the Mane Cast.]]
[=[[reviews:ExtremelyTerribleAndHorrifyingStories]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3340/Faded-Rainbow Faded Rainbow]]''
Grimdark.
[=[[reviews:PrinceCharming]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrgZ-8oVIXmD5jOlmvF88pC0oi_lSgH4USq-HP1qjRM/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CK39nbIP Princess]]''
by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Trinary Trinary]]Kosh



* ''Synopsis'': After Rainbow Dash's rump meets lightning one time too many, she feels like her reputation in town is ruined as ponies start laughing at her misfortune. Her self-esteem in tatters and her loyalty waning, its up to her friends to help her.
* ''Comments'': An interesting story about Rainbow Dash's psychology, and the InferioritySuperiorityComplex that lies at the heart of her bravado. While sad at times, the story is also heartwarming in that it shows the lengths to which the Mane Cast will go to support one of their number when they're in the dumps. Can also be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7559850/1/Faded_Rainbow here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:FadedRainbow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-fair-feather-friend.html Fair Feather Friend]]'' by Bobcat
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGoddamnRatbatman
* ''Synopsis'': Deeply desiring a pet, Rainbow Dash adopts and tames a falcon, who she names Baron Awesome [[labelnote:*]][[HilariousInHindsight I know,]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin I know.]][[/labelnote]]. HilarityEnsues, and heartstrings are tugged as pegasus and bird adjust to one another.
[=[[reviews:FairFeatherFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18822/Family-%26amp%3B-Friends Family And Friends]]'' by Raefire
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': There comes a time where we all must let go. But never will we forget. Concerns the death of Applejack's dog, Winona. Very sad.
* Comments: One hell of a terjerker with strong characterization. If the story doesn't get you, then the comment probably will.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FamilyAndFriends Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/66330/fear-and-trembling Fear and Trembling]]'' by shortskirtsnadexplosions
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' Twilight Sparkle receives a terrible mission from Princess Celestia: to [[spoiler: kill her friends]] in order to save Equestria. A terrible struggle is going on in her soul. Will she go through with it? Or will she doubt her mentor?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FearAndTrembling Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62781/the-final-cutie-mark-crusade The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phalanx-Spear Phalanx Spear]]
* Recommended by {{@/projectoma}}
* ''Synopsis'': In another attempt to get their Cutie Marks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders decided to look through the library for books on Cutie Marks. However, they stumble upon an ancient prophecy that says that on that date an evil will come to Equestria. Soon enough, they are sucked into an adventure that is much more than they asked for. Will the three young fillies save Equestria?
[=[[reviews:The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-fire-and-rain.html Fire and Rain]]'' by Vimbert the Unimpressive
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ziddy}}
* ''Synopsis'': An amateur therapist deals with a stranger in town while trying to get over a few problems of his own.
[=[[reviews:FireAndRain]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/95302/1/first-snow/first-snow First Snow]]'' by Mudpony
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara loves winter. The cold weather means even ponies in Ponyville wear clothes. With clothes, she can proudly display how much better she is than other ponies. For this reason, her annual pre-winter shopping trip is of key importance. On its successful conclusion will hinge much of her enjoyment of the coming winter. Filthy Rich is a busy pony. The needs of his store chain occupy his time, leaving little for anything else, including his daughter. When a cancelled meeting leaves him with a free day, he takes advantage of the opportunity to go shopping with his little girl.
* Comments: It's nice adding a bit of depth to a character whose only purpose is to antagonize several viewpoint characters. Sure, she's still spoiled, superficial and mean, but her interactions with her father feel right.
[=[[reviews:FirstSnow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-first-winter-wrap-up.html The First Winter Wrap-Up]]'' by Chopper's Top Hat
* Recommended by [=SuddenFrost=], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/EricW
* ''Synopsis'': Why can't unicorns use magic during Winter Wrap-Up? Applejack knows the answer, and with it comes the surprising truth about the origin of Ponyville, and the worst year in Equestria's history.
[=[[reviews:TheFirstWinterWrap-Up]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32384/five-should-be-enough Five Should Be Enough]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Arcainum Arcainum]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': After Rainbow Dash's rump meets lightning one time too many, she feels like Dash is just awful at cooking, but the only thing worse than her reputation in town cooking is ruined as ponies start laughing at her misfortune. Her self-esteem in tatters and her loyalty waning, its up to her friends to help her.
the memories it conjures up.
* ''Comments'': An interesting story about Rainbow Dash's psychology, and Part of the InferioritySuperiorityComplex that lies at the heart of her bravado. While sad at times, the story is also heartwarming in that it shows the lengths to which the Mane Cast will go to support one of their number when they're in the dumps. Can also be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7559850/1/Faded_Rainbow here]], under the pen name [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1843988/Rowanoak23 Rowanoak23]].
[=[[reviews:FadedRainbow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-fair-feather-friend.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Fair Feather Friend]]'' by Bobcat
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGoddamnRatbatman
* ''Synopsis'': Deeply desiring a pet,
Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge]]'' on how Rainbow Dash adopts and tames a falcon, who she names Baron Awesome [[labelnote:*]][[HilariousInHindsight I know,]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin I know.]][[/labelnote]]. HilarityEnsues, and heartstrings are tugged as pegasus and bird adjust to can't cook. An incredibly well-written story. Also, be warned, unlike many of the other entries in this challenge, it is also very sad. As one another.
[=[[reviews:FairFeatherFriend]]=]

commentator put it: "Wow. I'm not usually much for sad pony stories, but that was really, really well done. It's hard to believe it's the product of just two hours' work! EDITING: - (but read it anyway, it's seriously well-done)"
[[=[reviews:Princess]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18822/Family-%26amp%3B-Friends Family And Friends]]'' net/story/91462/princess-sparkles-school-for-eccentric-unicorns Princess Sparkle's School for Eccentric Unicorns]]'' by Raefire
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ColtClassic ColtClassic]]
* Recommended by Molotov
Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': There comes WANTED: The newly crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle has set up a time where we all must let go. But never will we forget. Concerns bold new initiative to discover new magic, and is sending out an open call to the death unicorns of Applejack's dog, Winona. Very sad.
Equestria to apply for her research team. No experience in magical theory or research necessary. Enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking a must. The Equestrian government is not responsible for any physical, emotional, or magical trauma experienced during the course of the project or the application process.
* Comments: One hell Note: Contains Twilight/Lyra shipping, and there is a Romance tag up, but not enough of a terjerker with strong characterization. If focus on it for the story doesn't get you, then Shipping page just yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7403966/1/Princess_Textlestia Princess Textlestia]]'' by [=SoundofRainfall=]
* Recommended by [[{{Tropers/MugenKagemaru}} Mugen Kagemaru]]
* ''Synopsis'': At
the comment probably will.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FamilyAndFriends Review here]]

suggestion of one of her guards, Princess Celestia gets a cell phone to make contacting her easier. Needless to say, access to text messaging also leads to the phone being used for other things...
[=[[reviews:PrincessTextlestia]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/66330/fear-and-trembling Fear and Trembling]]'' net/story/115036/princess-twilight-vs-the-pointless-button Princess Twilight vs The Pointless Button]]'' by shortskirtsnadexplosions
Kamikakushi
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
Tropers/{{Eagal}}
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:''
''Synopsis'': What happens when Twilight Sparkle receives a terrible mission from Princess Celestia: to [[spoiler: kill her friends]] in order to save Equestria. A terrible struggle is going on in her soul. Will she go through faced with it? Or will something that can absolutely not exist? Simple, she doubt her mentor?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=FearAndTrembling Review here]]

tries to get rid of it.
[=[[reviews:PrincessTwilightVsThePointlessButton]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62781/the-final-cutie-mark-crusade The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]'' net/story/65703/professional-courtesy Professional Courtesy]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phalanx-Spear Phalanx Spear]]
Rainbooms Inc
* Recommended by {{@/projectoma}}
@/{{Mike}}
* ''Synopsis'': In another attempt to get their Cutie Marks, Luna finds out the Cutie Mark Crusaders decided to look through the library for books on Cutie Marks. However, they stumble upon an ancient prophecy hard way that says that on that date an evil will come to Equestria. Soon enough, they are sucked into an adventure that is much more than they asked for. Will the three young fillies save Equestria?
[=[[reviews:The Final Cutie Mark Crusade]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-fire-and-rain.html Fire and Rain]]'' by Vimbert the Unimpressive
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ziddy}}
* ''Synopsis'': An amateur therapist deals with a stranger in town while trying to get over a few problems of his own.
[=[[reviews:FireAndRain]]=]

sometimes, mythologies don't play well together.
[=[[reviews:ProfessionalCourtesy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/95302/1/first-snow/first-snow First Snow]]'' net/story/132698/promised-land Promised Land]]'' by Mudpony
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara loves winter. The cold weather means even ponies in Ponyville wear clothes. With clothes, she can proudly display how much better she is than other ponies. For this reason, her annual pre-winter shopping trip is of key importance. On its successful conclusion will hinge much of her enjoyment of the coming winter. Filthy Rich is a busy pony. The needs of his store chain occupy his time, leaving little for anything else, including his daughter. When a cancelled meeting leaves him with a free day, he takes advantage of the opportunity to go shopping with his little girl.
* Comments: It's nice adding a bit of depth to a character whose only purpose is to antagonize several viewpoint characters. Sure, she's still spoiled, superficial and mean, but her interactions with her father feel right.
[=[[reviews:FirstSnow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-first-winter-wrap-up.html The First Winter Wrap-Up]]'' by Chopper's Top Hat
* Recommended by [=SuddenFrost=], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/EricW
* ''Synopsis'': Why can't unicorns use magic during Winter Wrap-Up? Applejack knows the answer, and with it comes the surprising truth about the origin of Ponyville, and the worst year in Equestria's history.
[=[[reviews:TheFirstWinterWrap-Up]]=]

''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32384/five-should-be-enough Five Should Be Enough]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Arcainum Arcainum]]net/user/Obselescence Obselescence]]



* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When a tragic event befalls Applejack, she takes drastic measures in an effort to prevent it. But can a simple farm pony make a difference in the face of an inevitable end?
* ''Tags'': Tragedy
* ''Comments'': the strength of this story is in its characterization. The Applejack we see here is no different from the one in the show.
[=[[reviews:FiveShouldBeEnough]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13341/Flim-and-Flam-Try-It-Again Flim and Flam Try It Again]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Snazzy%20Hat The Snazzy Hat]]

to:

* ''Status:'' ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle has walked the wastelands for a very long time, but now, at last, he has reached the end of his journey. He only hopes now that the gods will listen to his prayers, and finally allow him a good place to die.
* ''Comments'': No that's not a mistake in the synopsis. An after the end fic done in a very FiM manner.
[=[[reviews:PromisedLand]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/storygame-purloined-pony.html Purloined Pony]]'' by Chris
* Recommended by {{MegaTank}}
* ''Status'':
Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A ChooseYourOwnAdventure starring Carrot Top. When Apple Bloom goes missing at the hands of a tragic event befalls band of mischievous creatures, it's up to you to try and save her, along with the help of the other members of Ponyville if you so choose. Plenty of choices to make and 18 varying endings.
[=[[reviews:PurloinedPony]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages Q-Z]]
''[[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B4dYHt1reJcuZmVmZDY5N2QtNDhjYS00MjFhLTg5ZWItMjNlOGNiYTU4NmNm&hl=en_US&authkey=CO6Lk9kH A Quick Buck]]'' by Mak
* Recommended by @/QuackorTheFowl
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash is given the chance to impress one of her idols, she finds herself in the middle of a money problem. Can she count on her friends to help her make it in the big leagues? Will her friends still be able to count on her once she gets there?
[=[[reviews:AQuickBuck]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/77712/racist-barn Racist Barn]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ponydora%20Prancypants Ponydora Prancypants]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The Unity Day party at Sweet Apple Acres goes awry after surprising accusations are leveled at
Applejack, she takes drastic measures in an effort to prevent it. But can a simple farm pony make a difference in the face on account of an inevitable end?
some difficult-to-discern lyrics.
* ''Tags'': Tragedy
* ''Comments'': the strength of
Comment: Inspired by a memetic {{Mondegreen}} from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]], this story is in its characterization. The Applejack we see here is no different from the one in the show.
[=[[reviews:FiveShouldBeEnough]]=]

a well-written comedy of errors with an especially hilarious payoff.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13341/Flim-and-Flam-Try-It-Again Flim net/story/974/Raiders-of-the-Cutie-Mark Raiders of the Cutie Mark]]'' by [=DJLowrider=]
* Recommended by @/RLYoshi, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': When the Cutie Mark Crusaders find a book telling of an ancient artifact with the power to grant one's heart's desire, it leads them on their biggest adventure ever -
and Flam Try It Again]]'' by [[http://www.quite possibly their last!
[=[[reviews:RaidersOfTheCutieMark]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/The%20Snazzy%20Hat The Snazzy Hat]]net/story/12291/Rail-Riders Rail Riders]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vanner Vanner]]



* ''Synopsis'': The so-called 'World Famous' Flim Flam Brothers, after being defeated by Applejack and her friends, decide that they just weren't cut out for the cider making business. So, in the small town of Horseton, they discover a mysterious new mineral that could revolutionise all of Equestria! Trouble is, there are also a lot of people in the town who will do whatever it takes to make sure they get it first.
[=[[reviews:FlimAndFlamTryItAgain]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22618/flitter Flitter]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Nyerguds Nyerguds]]
* Recommended by Nights
* ''Synopsis'': When the invasion of Canterlot is repelled, the spell makes no distinction between the attackers and one changeling who had been living there peacefully for most of his life. Suddenly tossed far away from home and deprived of the mask he wore for decades, he has to find a way to pick up the pieces of his life and put them back together.
[=[[reviews:Flitter]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38472/Fluffershy Fluffershy]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Friendly%20Uncle Friendly Uncle]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy's such a sweet, innocent, naive little pony. She's probably never even looked at a stallion! ...so why is her butt plastered all over the front of the DVD case Pinkie Pie just found? Surely there's a good explanation for this, our heroes just have to figure out what it is. There's no way Fluttershy's actually a porn star. ...right?
* Comments: As with ''Estrus'', Friendly Uncle deals with a taboo subject in a way that a) keeps everyone in-character, and b) is flatout hilarious.

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/49224/fluttershy-and-celestia-play-chess Fluttershy and Celestia Play Chess]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/BronyWriter BronyWriter]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': When the mane six go to see a Wonderbolt's show in Canterlot, Fluttershy decides to not go as crowds of that size make her too nervous. So, Princess Celestia decides to spend the day with her instead while her friends are away. The two decide to play a few simple games of chess to pass the time...

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-fluttershy-effect.html The Fluttershy Effect]]'' by [=SuperStingray=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': A time travel mishap changes everything. Now Twilight has to fix it.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20405/Fluttershy%27s-Bad-%26quot%3BHare%26quot%3B-Day Fluttershy's Bad "Hare" Day.]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pegasus+Rescue+Brigade Pegasus Rescue Brigade]]
* Recomended by Clam15
* ''Synopsis'': After an unfortunate incident involving Rainbow Dash and herbal tea, Fluttershy wakes up one morning to discover that she has turned into a rabbit! With her friends unaware of her plight, Fluttershy must turn to Angel bunny to guide her on her quest to restore her original form. In the process, she is given the oppurtunity to experience everyday life in Ponyville from a whole ... new perspective, and discovers that there is much more to her friends' pets than she ever expected.
* ''Comments'': This is just great. The interactions, the conflict, the story. Okay, the story isn't much new, but it give's it that originality that we've come to know so much. And by the interactions between Angel and Fluttershy shows that, once and for all, despite outwardly apperances, he really does care for the filly that's raised him as her own. Throw in some hilarity ensuing and you've got yourself a real dandy (in a good way.) Plus, Angel speaking in a Brooklyn accent. Need I say more?

''[[http://fav.me/d4y1n1z Fluttershy: Trapped Together]]'' by [=ItsfromPeople=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy has a confrontation with a shape shifter in the deeps of the Everfree Forest. But the circumstances quickly change.


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27829/A-Flying-Tank A Flying Tank]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/GingerNutGin GingerNutGin]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': The so-called 'World Famous' Flim Flam Brothers, after being defeated by Applejack Determined to try everything, the Cutie Mark Crusaders hop aboard a rail car and her friends, decide set off down the rails for adventure.
[=[[reviews:RailRiders]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7151151/1/Rain_without_Rainbows Rain without Rainbows]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1102084/Leoshi Leoshi]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Make a wish." Rainbow Dash is granted an opportunity which seems false. But does
that they mean the wish was imagined? And whose wish is actually granted? "You cannot hope to beat me, dear Princess. Your Harmony lies broken!"
* ''Comments'': A wonderfully written fic. The author's descriptions and prose is
just weren't cut out for the cider making business. So, in the small town of Horseton, they discover a mysterious new mineral that could revolutionise all of Equestria! Trouble is, there beautiful. The characters are excellently written and well within character. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-rain-without-rainbows.html Equestria Daily]]. Now, also a lot of people in the town who will do whatever it takes to make sure they get it first.
[=[[reviews:FlimAndFlamTryItAgain]]=]

at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2383/Rain-without-Rainbows FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:RainwithoutRainbows]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22618/flitter Flitter]]'' net/story/10624/Reading-Rainbow Reading Rainbow]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Nyerguds Nyerguds]]
net/user/Corejo Corejo]]
* Recommended by Nights
Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When a freak reading accident causes Twilight to be admitted to the invasion Ponyville hospital, Rainbow Dash is right by her side. Compelled by a sense of Canterlot duty and repayment, she takes it upon herself to cheer up her friend.
* ''Comments'': This story
is repelled, one long [[HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]], with a good dose of funny as well. Rainbow Dash loyally repaying Twilight Sparkle for helping her learn the spell makes no distinction between the attackers wonder of reading really fits her character. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/story-reading-rainbow.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:ReadingRainbow]]=]

''[[http://nimaru.deviantart.com/art/The-Real-Story-P1-quot-Miasma-quot-254006923 The Real Story]]'' by Nimaru
* Recommended by {{@/Liangnui}}
* ''Synopsis'': This is... my explanation of what REALLY happened. I mean, 1000 years before episode one, they had light
and one changeling who had been living cities. Why wouldn't there peacefully have been plenty of ponies out in the dark? And why banish her for most of his life. Suddenly tossed far away from home 1000 years? Doesn't that seem extreme? So many people say Celestia is a "troll" for this when in reality there was no other way. More than anything, I am doing this comic series to defend Celestia who is probably the greatest pony who has ever lived in Equestria and deprived of it breaks my heart the mask he wore for decades, he has way people treat her sometimes. Now it's time to find a way to pick up out the pieces REAL story behind the legend of his life and put them back together.
[=[[reviews:Flitter]]=]

the elements of harmony (I just hope I can do it justice with my current level of skill!)
[=[[reviews:TheRealStory]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38472/Fluffershy Fluffershy]]'' net/story/85411/1/reflections/solace Reflections]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Friendly%20Uncle Friendly Uncle]]
net/user/kalash93 kalash93]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy's such Celestia and Luna share a sweet, innocent, naive little pony. She's probably never even looked at a stallion! ...so why is her butt plastered all over the front of the DVD case Pinkie Pie just found? Surely there's a good explanation for this, our heroes just have to figure out what it is. There's no way Fluttershy's actually a porn star. ...right?
quiet spring morning together. HilarityEnsues.
* Comments: As with ''Estrus'', Friendly Uncle deals with It's sorta a taboo subject in a way that a) keeps everyone in-character, and b) is flatout hilarious.

''[[https://www.
followup to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49224/fluttershy-and-celestia-play-chess Fluttershy and Celestia Play Chess]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/BronyWriter BronyWriter]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': When
net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing.]] You don't need one to understand the mane six go to see a Wonderbolt's show in Canterlot, Fluttershy decides to not go as crowds other, although you're robbing yourself of that size make her too nervous. So, Princess Celestia decides to spend the day with her instead while her friends are away. The two decide to play a few simple games of chess to pass the time...

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-fluttershy-effect.html The Fluttershy Effect]]'' by [=SuperStingray=]
great experience if you don't.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': A time travel mishap changes everything. Now Twilight has to fix it.

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Reflections Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20405/Fluttershy%27s-Bad-%26quot%3BHare%26quot%3B-Day Fluttershy's Bad "Hare" Day.]]'' net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pegasus+Rescue+Brigade Pegasus Rescue Brigade]]
net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recomended by Clam15
Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': After an unfortunate incident involving Rainbow Dash and herbal tea, Fluttershy wakes up one morning Two lovers find time for each other to discover that she has turned into a rabbit! With her friends unaware of her plight, Fluttershy must turn to Angel bunny to guide her on her quest to restore her original form. In the process, she is given the oppurtunity to experience everyday life in Ponyville from a whole ... new perspective, and discovers that there is much more to her friends' pets reaffirm their love. Better than she ever expected.
it sounds.
* ''Comments'': This is just great. Comments: If erotica could be an art form, then this would be a stellar example. The interactions, the conflict, the story. Okay, the story isn't much new, whole thing is thoroughly heartwarming and heavily atmospheric. It's a short piece, too, but it give's it that originality that we've come to know packs so much. And by the interactions between Angel and Fluttershy shows that, once and for all, despite outwardly apperances, he really does care for the filly that's raised him as her own. Throw in some hilarity ensuing and you've got yourself a real dandy (in a good way.) Plus, Angel speaking in a Brooklyn accent. Need I say more?

''[[http://fav.me/d4y1n1z Fluttershy: Trapped Together]]'' by [=ItsfromPeople=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy has a confrontation with a shape shifter in the deeps of the Everfree Forest. But the circumstances quickly change.


much emotional content into its length. Must read!

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27829/A-Flying-Tank A Flying Tank]] '' net/story/10354/Remember-the-Good-Days%3F Remember the Good Days?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/GingerNutGin GingerNutGin]]net/user/Carmine Carmine]]



* ''Synopsis'': Those not born with the ability all dream of a chance, if only for a few moments, to fly.\\
Even if he is merely a tortoise with a simple mind, Tank was no different that the millions of other dreamers that covet the sky. Ever since his Yellow Mistress helped him hatch from his egg, he always marveled at those who have the capabilities.\\
As of yet though; he has not appeared ... at any of the pet play dates, nor has The Blue Mistress. If anything, the two are rarely even seen together. Concerned, Owlowicious attempts to consult with Tank whist they fly regarding the matter. The two have grown close since Tank has been fitted for the peculiar contraption strapped about his shell, despite their differences.
[=[[reviews:AFlyingTank]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28718/The-Foal-in-The-Basket The Foal in the Basket]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/PonyBlue PonyBlue]]
* Recommended by @/{{Albertosaurus}}
* ''Synopsis'': In a moment of weakness, Chrysalis had more than a taste of Shining Armour's love. 11 months later, Twilight Sparkle finds herself a brand new niece by way of 'A small foal in a basket on my door step'.
[=[[reviews:TheFoalInTheBasket]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/69329/fools-gold Fools Gold]] by Merc the Jerk
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Tragedy today as the First and National was attacked--assaulted by a group of masked madwomen in what’s being termed a ‘hurricane of murder and insanity.’ Dozens dead and even more wounded, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of collateral all that remains. The police are completely baffled, with no leads, no suspects--nothing but funeral after funeral and an unhappy government looking for anyone to blame and anyone to charge for this heinous crime. The biggest question on the minds of the citizens is: Why? Years of peace, broken and shattered, now lying in a crumpled, bloodied mess...and for what? Money? This anchor has never been so disgusted in his many years of news reporting.
* Comments: Imagine Heat. Imagine Reservoir Dogs. Imagine any of the scores from GTA V. Then take that cinematic punch and flair and marry it to Friendship is Magic for a heist that, believe it or not, is going to a worthy cause. The writing is solid, and the action is great. The highlights in the characterization are illustrated throug the action and the dialogue is on point. And the last character anyone would expect to ends up sniping a chopper out of the sky. 10/10

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17548/1/Forever-Faithful/Forever-Faithful Forever Faithful]]'' by Konseiga
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': In a freak accident from the Cloudsdale weather control team, Twilight is struck down by an errant lightning bolt. But the veil of death is relatively thin...
[[=[reviews:ForeverFaithful]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-forgiveness_07.html Forgiveness]]'' by Dark Side of the World
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': The story of Luna's transformation to Nightmare Moon, her life after coming back, and everything in between as she longs for forgiveness.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15083/i-forgot-i-was-there I Forgot I was There]]'' by GaPJaxie
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jachra}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle tries out a new spell to improve her time management and ends up creating a copy of herself.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6559985/1/A_Friend_for_Derpy_Hooves A Friend For Derpy Hooves]]'' by JimDimitri
* Recommended by {{Tropers/dag1984}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Derpy Hooves" is the nickname given to the strange, awkward mare who lives on the edges of Ponyville. What will happen when Princess Celestia sends her a guardian to help socialize her? Becomes femmeslash towards the end.
[=[[reviews:AFriendForDerpyHooves]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7052018/1/ Friendship Is Forever]]'' by Fabrosi
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When something goes terribly wrong at the Grand Galloping Gala in Canterlot, Twilight Sparkle and friends are thrust into an adventure like they have never experienced before.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/803/Friends-Forever Friends Forever]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Snow Snow]]
* Recommended by {{@/Yarrik}}
* ''Synopsis'': Over time we lose our friends; those we love, those who we share a piece of our heart with, but do we ever really lose them for good? Sometimes, true friendship and heartfelt love can transcend even death itself, and with a little magic, a shattered life can be made whole once again. Follow the after-years of Twilight Sparkle, centuries after the end of the show, and find out if a friend lost is a friend gone.... or just somepony waiting to step back into your life.
[=[[reviews:Friends Forever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-friendship-is-surreal.html Friendship is Surreal]]'' by [=WarhunterT71=]
* Recommended by {{@/Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A HeroOfAnotherStory fic that is designed to play out like the adventures of the mane 6, this chronicles the hypothetical adventures of Octavia, Derpy Hooves, Dr. Whooves, Lyra, DJ PON-3, and Bon Bon (takes place after the gala). Also, the link on the DA version to the version on fanfiction.net has part 2.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsSurreal]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/240579/from-the-mist From The Mist]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Cstgeorge Cstgeorge]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Those not born with the ability all dream Sometimes things happen that no one can control. When this happens to Equestria, Twilight and her friends sit alone on top of a chance, if only for a few moments, to fly.\\
Even if he is merely a tortoise with a simple mind, Tank was no different that
hill on the millions of other dreamers that covet the sky. Ever since his Yellow Mistress helped him hatch from his egg, he always marveled at those who have the capabilities.\\
As of yet though; he has not appeared ... at any
outskirts of the pet play dates, nor has The Blue Mistress. If anything, the two are rarely even seen together. Concerned, Owlowicious attempts to consult with Tank whist they fly regarding the matter. The two have grown close since Tank has been fitted for the peculiar contraption strapped burning city behind them, talking about his shell, despite the good times they've shared as friends, dwelling deeper into their differences.
[=[[reviews:AFlyingTank]]=]

friendship. With only so little time, only so few words can be mustered by the group except when they remember the good days.
* ''Warning:'' You may need a box of tissues afterwards. This is a TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:Remember the Good Days]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28718/The-Foal-in-The-Basket net/story/56854/The-Return-of-Princess-Nightmare-Moon The Foal in the Basket]]'' Return of Princess Nightmare Moon]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/PonyBlue PonyBlue]]
Aegis Shield
* Recommended by @/{{Albertosaurus}}
autobot
* ''Synopsis'': In a moment All of weakness, Chrysalis had more than a taste Equestria is united in celebration for the return of Shining Armour's love. 11 months later, Twilight Sparkle finds herself their beloved Princess Nightmare Moon. But when Celestia and everypony else recieve her she's skeletally starved, filthy, and very nearly dead. It's up to everypony to do their part to help the dark alicorn, or Equestria may only have one Princess after all. 1,000 years is a brand new niece by way long time to be alone on the moon. [[spoiler: Alternate Universe, there never was a Luna]]
* ''Comments'': A very unique take on the return
of 'A small foal in a basket on my door step'.
[=[[reviews:TheFoalInTheBasket]]=]

Nightmare Moon.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/69329/fools-gold Fools Gold]] by Merc the Jerk
* Recommended by Tropers/ApollineAllura
* Synopsis: Tragedy today as the First and National was attacked--assaulted by a group of masked madwomen in what’s being termed a ‘hurricane of murder and insanity.’ Dozens dead and even more wounded, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of collateral all that remains. The police are completely baffled, with no leads, no suspects--nothing but funeral after funeral and an unhappy government looking for anyone to blame and anyone to charge for this heinous crime. The biggest question on the minds
net/story/78269/rise-of-the-dark-age Rise of the citizens is: Why? Years of peace, broken and shattered, now lying in a crumpled, bloodied mess...and for what? Money? This anchor has never been so disgusted in his many years of news reporting.
* Comments: Imagine Heat. Imagine Reservoir Dogs. Imagine any of the scores from GTA V. Then take that cinematic punch and flair and marry it to Friendship is Magic for a heist that, believe it or not, is going to a worthy cause. The writing is solid, and the action is great. The highlights in the characterization are illustrated throug the action and the dialogue is on point. And the last character anyone would expect to ends up sniping a chopper out of the sky. 10/10

''[[http://www.
Dark Age]] by Broadway Sweetie Belle ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17548/1/Forever-Faithful/Forever-Faithful Forever Faithful]]'' by Konseiga
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': In a freak accident from the Cloudsdale weather control team, Twilight is struck down by an errant lightning bolt. But the veil of death is relatively thin...
[[=[reviews:ForeverFaithful]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-forgiveness_07.html Forgiveness]]'' by Dark Side of the World
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}
* ''Synopsis'': The story of Luna's transformation to Nightmare Moon, her life after coming back, and everything in between as she longs for forgiveness.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15083/i-forgot-i-was-there I Forgot I was There]]'' by GaPJaxie
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jachra}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle tries out a new spell to improve her time management and ends up creating a copy of herself.
[=[[reviews:Forgiveness]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6559985/1/A_Friend_for_Derpy_Hooves A Friend For Derpy Hooves]]'' by JimDimitri
* Recommended by {{Tropers/dag1984}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Derpy Hooves" is the nickname given to the strange, awkward mare who lives on the edges of Ponyville. What will happen when Princess Celestia sends her a guardian to help socialize her? Becomes femmeslash towards the end.
[=[[reviews:AFriendForDerpyHooves]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7052018/1/ Friendship Is Forever]]'' by Fabrosi
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': When something goes terribly wrong at the Grand Galloping Gala in Canterlot, Twilight Sparkle and friends are thrust into an adventure like they have never experienced before.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/803/Friends-Forever Friends Forever]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Snow Snow]]
* Recommended by {{@/Yarrik}}
* ''Synopsis'': Over time we lose our friends; those we love, those who we share a piece of our heart with, but do we ever really lose them for good? Sometimes, true friendship and heartfelt love can transcend even death itself, and with a little magic, a shattered life can be made whole once again. Follow the after-years of Twilight Sparkle, centuries after the end of the show, and find out if a friend lost is a friend gone.... or just somepony waiting to step back into your life.
[=[[reviews:Friends Forever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-friendship-is-surreal.html Friendship is Surreal]]'' by [=WarhunterT71=]
* Recommended by {{@/Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A HeroOfAnotherStory fic that is designed to play out like the adventures of the mane 6, this chronicles the hypothetical adventures of Octavia, Derpy Hooves, Dr. Whooves, Lyra, DJ PON-3, and Bon Bon (takes place after the gala). Also, the link on the DA version to the version on fanfiction.net has part 2.
[=[[reviews:FriendshipIsSurreal]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/240579/from-the-mist From The Mist]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Cstgeorge Cstgeorge]]
net/user/Broadway+Sweetie+Belle Broadway Sweetie Belle]])



* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Commander Hurricane was one of the greatest of the pegasus commanders. Taking her place in the order of the Valkyries, she stood at the head of the army of the great Nimbus Ring.
Then the Nimbus Ring vanished.
The eldest Valkyrie had slain the King, stealing the flying fortress of the Ring and fleeing northwards. Not willing to let her go after everything they'd done together, Hurricane refused to leave her be and winged north after her. However, her mission will transform from what she'd originally thought. There are dark forces at work, cold as the grave, and Hurricane, though she doesn't yet know it, will play a pivotal role in the battle to come.
Inspired in great part by Imploding Colon's ''Austraeoh'' series.
* Tags: None.
[=[=[[reviews:FromTheMist]]=]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/135581/the-funeral-of-derpy-hooves The Funeral of Derpy Hooves]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions.
* Recommended by [=DreadedCandiru2=]
* ''Synopis'': Princess Twilight Sparkle holds a wake in the memory of Derpy Hooves after a terrible accident tears the mailmare to pieces. This tragedy affects everypony in Ponyville, and close friends preparing for the funeral find themselves coming together in ways they never have before, sharing their deepest feelings, their tender memories, and their most delicate secrets. They even agree to take care of Dinky, fostering Derpy's orphaned daughter into a bright and promising future. It would all be very noble if Derpy were actually dead.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36773/fur-and-feathers Fur and Feathers]] by Nexas
* Recommended by lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle, being Twilight Sparkle, is planning the Summer Sun Celebration and everything is most certainly not going according to plan. A huge storm is going to ruin everything before she decides to use her magic to clear it up so everything can get back on track. The problem? The spell accidentally turns all of Ponyville's pets into ponies themselves. Now Twilight and her friends all have to figure out how to turn their pets back to normal as well as make sure that the celebration goes as well as possible.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/191237/ghost-of-a-rose Ghost of a Rose]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Noble+Thought Noble Thought]]
* Recommended by Tropers/SeventeenColossi
* ''Synopsis'': The world around Roseluck is slipping away piece by piece. Color drains away, fear creeps in, and an empty town hides a secret she is afraid to face. When all that remains are memories of family, friends, and fleeting moments, a friend tries to help her hold onto them before they fade away. Before she fades away.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-gildas-horrific-torture.html Gilda's Horrific Torture]]'', author unknown
* Recommended by Tropers/ThePocket
* ''Synopsis'': Written on the heels of "Cupcakes", this short story tells how one of Gilda's victims gets revenge... with a little help from a friend. To say more would be to spoil it. (Note: The prequel has spoilers; read it second!)
[=[[reviews:GildasHorrificTorture]]=]

''[[http://roygbiv-mlp.deviantart.com/art/The-Girl-200800735 The Girl]]'' by [=RoyGBiv-MLP=]
* Recommended by Tropers/RetsofNoraa
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight becomes friends with the unlikeliest of people, and inspires her to make one of the greatest decisions of her life.
[=[[reviews:TheGirl]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3228/the-glass-blower The Glass Blower]]'' by Cold in Gardez
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Zabilac}}

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* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Commander Hurricane was one of the greatest of the pegasus commanders. Taking her place ''My lord. For two thousands years you've waited, you've watched this world change in the order depths of your prison; waiting for the Valkyries, she stood at day that you would returned to consume it. And now the head of the army of the great Nimbus Ring.
Then the Nimbus Ring vanished.
world is at a crippled state. The eldest Valkyrie Alicorn sister rules over the land, unaware that her 'golden age' is what has kept this world off balance, and keeping your resurrection alive. But the one who had slain imprisoned you has sent forth the King, stealing child of your first victims, to restore the flying fortress world in its rightful path. But what can the Draconequus do, when the harmony he created turns against him?'' Concord is the spirit of order and balance. In a time when Equestria was ruled under chaos. Concord did a great deed for the ponies of the Ring land. But in his ignorance and fleeing northwards. Not willing prideful state, he had unbalanced the world that he himself was sworn to let her go after everything they'd done together, Hurricane refused protect. After a thousand years, Concord travels back to leave her be and winged north after her. Equestria, determined to make things right again. However, her mission it my be much more difficult than anticipated. If betraying friends, and destroying lives is what it'll take to balance the world, can he truly do it? Or will transform from he embrace the dark side he never knew he had?
* Alternate Synopsis: Many stories tell of a world that is in need of a hero. But
what she'd originally thought. There are dark forces at work, cold as if the grave, world needed a villain? Concord, the spirit of order and Hurricane, though she doesn't yet know it, will play a pivotal role in balance, must do the battle to come.
Inspired in great part by Imploding Colon's ''Austraeoh'' series.
difficult job of becoming that villain.
* Tags: None.
[=[=[[reviews:FromTheMist]]=]=]

Pairing(s): Celestia/OC onesided. (not a romance fic, but has some romantic elements)
* Tags:{{Shipping}}
[=[[reviews: Rise of the Dark Age]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/135581/the-funeral-of-derpy-hooves net/story/24084/the-road-to-ponyville The Funeral of Derpy Hooves]]'' Road to Ponyville]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions.
Glue Factory
* Recommended by [=DreadedCandiru2=]
{{@/Andyroid}}
* ''Synopis'': Princess Twilight Sparkle holds ''Synopsis:'' It’s one misadventure after another for Pinkie Pie and Rarity as they hoof it home. They'll throw down with angry locals, empty stomachs, tourist traps, and the largest confection this side of Equestria. It's not just a wake question of can make it home. Can they do it together?
* Comments: A hilarious little fic that picks up where "The Last Roundup" left off, with Rarity and Pinkie Pie lost
in the memory middle of Derpy Hooves after a terrible accident tears the mailmare desert trying to pieces. This tragedy affects everypony in make their way back to Ponyville, and close friends preparing for the funeral find themselves coming together in ways they never have before, sharing their deepest feelings, their tender memories, which pays homage to classic comedy duo films, like Crosby and their most delicate secrets. They even agree to take care of Dinky, fostering Derpy's orphaned daughter into a bright and promising future. It would all be very noble if Derpy were actually dead.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36773/fur-and-feathers Fur and Feathers]] by Nexas
* Recommended by lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle, being Twilight Sparkle, is planning the Summer Sun Celebration and everything is most certainly not going according to plan. A huge storm is going to ruin everything before she decides to use her magic to clear it up so everything can get back on track. The problem? The spell accidentally turns all of Ponyville's pets into ponies themselves. Now Twilight and her friends all have to figure out how to turn their pets back to normal as well as make sure that the celebration goes as well as possible.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/191237/ghost-of-a-rose Ghost of a Rose]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Noble+Thought Noble Thought]]
* Recommended by Tropers/SeventeenColossi
* ''Synopsis'': The world around Roseluck is slipping away piece by piece. Color drains away, fear creeps in, and an empty town hides a secret she is afraid to face. When all that remains are memories of family, friends, and fleeting moments, a friend tries to help her hold onto them before they fade away. Before she fades away.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-gildas-horrific-torture.html Gilda's Horrific Torture]]'', author unknown
* Recommended by Tropers/ThePocket
* ''Synopsis'': Written on the heels of "Cupcakes", this short story tells how one of Gilda's victims gets revenge... with a little help from a friend. To say more would be to spoil it. (Note: The prequel has spoilers; read it second!)
[=[[reviews:GildasHorrificTorture]]=]

''[[http://roygbiv-mlp.deviantart.com/art/The-Girl-200800735 The Girl]]'' by [=RoyGBiv-MLP=]
* Recommended by Tropers/RetsofNoraa
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight becomes friends with the unlikeliest of people, and inspires her to make one of the greatest decisions of her life.
[=[[reviews:TheGirl]]=]

Hope's ''Road'' movies.
[=[[reviews:TheRoadToPonyville]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3228/the-glass-blower The Glass Blower]]'' net/story/12166/Rocks-fall%3B-Everypony-dies Rocks fall; Everypony dies.]]'' by Cold in Gardez
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ToXikyogHurt ToXikyogHurt]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Zabilac}}{{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Cutie Mark Crusaders attempt some crusading when the Mane 6 leave on holiday. With about the level of success you're probably expecting. Don't worry, no character death takes place at all.
[=[[reviews:RocksFallEveryponyDies]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19731/Room-213 Room 213]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Whirring+Gears Whirring Gears]]
* Recommended by {{@/LanceOmikron}}
* ''Synopsis'': Working as a waiter at Canterlot's various social gatherings is a nice job. Especially since you began chatting with the cello player of the usual quartet, Octavia. You've gotten to know a lot about her, but one night there seems to be something on her mind. You offer her a drink to ease her nerves and you bring your glasses together in cheers. Next thing you know, you wake up in a strange hotel room in a town you've never been to next to a certain gray mare.
[=[[reviews:Room213]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8454/running-from-myself Running From Myself]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/torrentialCAM torrentialCAM]]
* Recommended by {{@/Shadowwing09}}
* ''Synopsis'': While Twilight, Rarity, and Fluttershy are at dinner together at a fancy resturaunt, they have an encounter with two mares that use to be Twilight's schoolmates at Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns. Surprised and disturbed by Twilight's hostile reaction to them, Rarity delves into Twilight's past to find that the cheerful bookworm has more emotional pain in her past then one might think
* ''Comment'': A rather emotional trip for the reader that explores the very strong possibility that Twilight was bullied as a filly, this story reveals the pain of Twilight's past and shows her struggling with her issues in the present, with hope for the future. Bully victims will easily relate to Twilight here and find comfort in the role Twilight's friends play. As an added stroke, the author handles the punishment of the bullies very well with a good moral lesson to boot.
[=[[reviews:RunningFromMyself]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9387/The-Running-of-Lyra The Running of Lyra]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lurks-no-More Lurks-no-More]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The autumn is coming, and our favorite bipedal unicorn, Lyra, is preparing for the big event of the season - the Running of the Leaves! But how is Bon-Bon going to take it? And can Lyra's body take the bipedal cross-country race? Only one way to find out!
[=[[reviews:TheRunningOfLyra]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2432 School Daze]]'' by Paleo Prints
* Recommended by {{Tropers/tokyooranges}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopis'': She is as beautiful and graceful as the moon, and just as hard to reach. He is a young artist with much to learn about the world. When he accepts her challenge to create an artistic masterpiece, will he win her heart, or learn a terrible lesson in the nature of beauty and love? Warning: Dark.
* ''Notes'': This is a beautiful and tragic story about a pony's love for a mare and his growing obsession to win her heart. Fair warning, [[spoiler:The ending is '''not''' happy]] and Rarity is slightly OOC, but still a very tastefully done story.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/103384/a-glint-of-light-on-broken-glass A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/siderealSandman siderealSandman]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis: As the personal protegee of Princess Twilight Sparkle, Luna's life is more than crazy enough for a unicorn of her age. Balancing her studies and putting up with her hard-partying pegasus sister is enough to keep Luna up most nights with little or no social life to speak of. But as the only one who believes the legends that Tirek the Terrible is returning and the only one who actually ''cares'' enough to stop him, it doesn't look like Luna is going to be getting any sleep anytime soon. Which is just as well, because she keeps having the strangest dreams about a life she half-remembers; a life of long nights spent as Princess of the Moon and a terrible catastrophe that befell her kingdom. But those are just dreams...right? With the fate of Equestria resting on her shoulders, Luna must unite a group of unlikely allies to stop Tirek, save the world, and solve the riddle of her nightmares before they come to life.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/230261/going-anywhere Going Anywhere]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa

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* ''Synopis'': She is as beautiful and graceful as ''Synopsis'': After her students release the moon, and just as hard to reach. He is spirit of Discord on an official field trip, Cheerilee finds herself out of a young artist with much to learn about job. With no opportunities in Ponyville, the world. When he accepts her challenge to create an artistic masterpiece, will he win her heart, or learn schoolmare takes a terrible lesson job offer in the nature inner city area of beauty Canterlot's old mining town. Can even she overcome the insanities of her colleagues and love? Warning: Dark.
* ''Notes'': This is a beautiful and tragic story about a pony's love for a mare and his growing obsession to win
apathy of her heart. Fair warning, [[spoiler:The ending students in time to pass her next annual review? And who is '''not''' happy]] and Rarity is slightly OOC, but still a very tastefully done story.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/103384/a-glint-of-light-on-broken-glass A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/siderealSandman siderealSandman]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis: As
the personal protegee of Princess Twilight Sparkle, mysterious backwards-talking filly following Cheerilee around? Luna's life is more than crazy enough School for a unicorn of her age. Balancing her studies and putting up with her hard-partying pegasus sister is enough to keep Luna up most nights with little or no social life to speak of. But as Disadvantaged Youngsters will never be the only one who believes the legends that Tirek the Terrible is returning and the only one who actually ''cares'' enough to stop him, it doesn't look like Luna is going to be getting any sleep anytime soon. Which is just as well, because she keeps having the strangest dreams about a life she half-remembers; a life of long nights spent as Princess of the Moon and a terrible catastrophe that befell her kingdom. But those are just dreams...right? With the fate of Equestria resting on her shoulders, Luna must unite a group of unlikely allies to stop Tirek, save the world, and solve the riddle of her nightmares before they come to life.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: A Glint of Light on Broken Glass]]=]

same! Now has its own Fanfic/SchoolDaze page.
[=[[reviews:SchoolDaze]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/230261/going-anywhere Going Anywhere]]'' net/story/8421/scootaloo-in-cloudsdale Scootaloo in Cloudsdale]]'' by [[http://www.Tamar
* Recommended by Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': After realising that Scootaloo has never been to Cloudsdale, Rainbow takes the filly to the citadel of the pegasi, much to Scootaloo's excitement.
* ''Comments'': Day in the life/friendshipping
[=[[reviews:ScootalooInCloudsdale]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Eakin Eakin]]
net/story/24072/Scootaloo%27s-Parents Scootaloo's Parents]]'' by Carmine
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa{{Tropers/Salnax1}}
* ''Synopsis'': Every week, in secrecy, Scootaloo goes to her parent's house. She's afraid of other ponies finding out because her parents are rather... strange. But maybe things aren't as they seem, as her parents are about to tell her something that can turn her entire world upside down...
* ''Comments'': A hilarious oneshot.
[=[[reviews:Scootaloo'sParents]]=]

* ''The Screwball Trilogy'' (''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/The-Turning-of-the-Screwball-264019056 The Turning of the Screwball]]'', ''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-Mio-Amore-272033998 Screwball Mio Amore]]'' and ''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-over-277872378 Screwball Over]]''), by Warren Hutch
* Reccomended by {{@/GG Crono}}
* ''Synopsis'': Button Stitch is an excessively regular mare with excessively regular habits, but something strange has begun to happen to her in the wake of Discord's rampage.
* ''Comments'': These stories are a very interesting, funny, and occasionally adorable take on the very peculiar background pony popularly known as Screwball.
[=[[reviews:TheScrewballTrilogy]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-secret-tub-fun.html Secret Tub Fun Series]]'' by Lawnpygmy
* Recommended by PDL, Hyunthesosarian, Dracobolt, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Several short stories about each of the characters bathing.
[=[[reviews:SecretTubFunSeries]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/52164/Seeing-the-Pattern Seeing the Pattern]]'' by Aegis Shield
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kytseo}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* Synopsis: As a general rule, leaving your future bride at the altar and abandoning your entire family to flee the city of Canterlot is a bad idea. Then again, you never know just who you'll meet on the train to your new life.
* Now has a sequel in progress, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247904/any-way-you-want-it Any Way You Want It]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7252679/1/Growing_Pains Growing Pains]]'' by Peroth
* Recommended by {{Tropers/primedawg9170}}
* ''Synopsis'': It seemed like a simple problem, at first, but as dangerous foreigners begin to hunt for Twilight, and ancient godlike entities begin to stir as she and her friends search for a solution, a tiny growth-spurt in her horn suddenly doesn't seem so simple. Warning: GRIMDARK at times.
* ''Pairings'': Twilight Sparkle/Rainbow Dash, Rarity/Applejack
[=[[reviews:GrowingPains]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7441479/1/Growing_Up Growing Up]]'' by a High-Tech Burrito.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KentuckyTroper1990}}, {{Tropers/TrueZero}}
* ''Synopsis'' : As an older Spike prepares to leave Ponyville, he reflects on all the good times he's had, says goodbye to his friends, and remembers the friends who aren't there anymore. Brings your tissues. This is a sad one. Deals with death.
[=[[reviews:GrowingUp]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-half-day-is-night.html Half the Day Is Night]]'' by [=AugieDog=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, {{Tropers/KingTwelveSixteen}}, Tropers/SNobleJr,{{Tropers/DracoDei}}, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Romance, palace intrigue, and swashbuckling adventure await our six heroines (and Spike, too) when Princess Luna summons the Elements of Harmony to Canterlot."
[=[[reviews:HalfTheDayIsNight]]=]

''[[http://itsthewhinyguys.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Birthday-Fizzypop-215864795 Happy Birthday, Fizzypop!]]'' by ItsTheWhinyGuys
* Recommended by Spark Moon, CoreyWWilliams
* ''Synopsis'': It's Fizzypop's birthday! She's worked so hard on her party, and she just can't wait for all of her friends to show up and celebrate it with her!
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayFizzypop]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13367/Harbinger Harbinger]]'' by Tealove
* Recommended by Mr Maestro
* ''Synopsis'': When Equestria is brought to its knees by a sudden ZombieApocalypse, the Mane Six ([[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters along with a great many side characters]]) must trek across their ruined nation in search of their missing Princesses, other survivors, and a safe haven, pursued all the while by a mysterious enemy no one knows how to defeat.
[=[[reviews:Harbinger]]=]

''[[FanFic/HarmonyTheory Harmony Theory]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sharaloth Sharaloth]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the Changeling invasion, Celestia and Luna make the decision to have Twilight investigate the Elements of Harmony and solve the mystery of their power. A thousand years later, Rainbow Dash awakens in a world she does not recognize. She has no idea how or why she came to be there. She does not know the language, the geography or any of the rules of this new time. She soon finds allies in Star Fall, a scholarly pegasus whose Talent is Magic, and Astrid, Star Fall's Griffin guardian. Together they set out to discover why Dash has been sent to the future, and how she might return to when she belongs. War threatens the nations, a Nightmare stalks the shadows, and Rainbow Dash's arrival has turned her into a wild card in a deadly game that pits the law on both sides of a broken Equestria against a mysterious criminal figure, Max Cash. Yet the stakes are higher than anyone knows, for in her research Twilight Sparkle discovered a dark secret about the Elements, something that will shake the foundations of the world.
* ''Comments'': This fic is just fantastic. When it comes to canon characters, characterization is spot-on and faithful to the show. The [=OCs=] are, incredibly, as interesting and well-developed as the canon characters. The plot is incredibly entertaining and well-constructed, the pacing is excellent, the mysteries gripping. Prose, grammar, and the "mechanical" aspects of writing are near perfect. If you have the time, I recommend a reading binge. The author generally updates every two weeks, with occasional, relatively short hiatuses when busy with real life, and when Sharaloth does update, the updates range between 8000 and 20000 words.
[=[[reviews:HarmonyTheory]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7290953/1/ Harmony's Wrath]]'' By hahatimeforponies
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Tokyooranges}}
* ''Synopsis'' When Twilight and her friends are snowed into the library, they discover a book she doesn't recognize. It turns out, the story they find within hits much closer to home than they had expected.
[=[[reviews:HarmonysWrath]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8381/Head-Full-of-Cotton-Candy Head Full of Cotton Candy]]'' by [=TheManWithTwoNames=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Supercomputer276}}
* ''Synopsis:'' It is the responsibility of a king to care for his people and maintain order in his kingdom. That shouldn’t be much trouble for a ruler as powerful as Discord, right? With his faithful and insecure advisor at his side, the draconequus sets out to explore his new world and personally see to it that peace reigns in Equestria. However, the ponies want nothing to do with their frightening new ruler, and the unamused Spirits of Equestria aim to drag the Spirit of Chaos away before he can cause any more harm. Can Discord be the ruler Equestria needs? Or is he truly doomed to become the monster he is seen to be?
* ''Comments'': This fic taking place starting at Discord's creation and shows [[StartOfDarkness the truth of his reign over Equestria over a thousand years ago]] and just how Screwball fits into it all. It carries both [[FunnyMoments great comedy]] and [[TearJerker tragedy]] in equal measure and is astoundingly well done.
[=[[reviews:HeadFullOfCottonCandy]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-heavenly-turmoil.html Heavenly Turmoil]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20TheManWithTwoNames The Man With Two Names]]
* recommended by {{Tropers/bregalad}}
* ''Warnings'': major and minor character death, occasional violence
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia struggles to distinguish reality from illusion as Discord begins to seep into her brain. But... isn't Discord still imprisoned in stone?
* ''Comments'': This very, ''very'' dark fic takes an interesting twist on the complex relationship between Discord and Celestia (in case you're wondering: no, they are not lovers in this one). The writing and the characterization are excellently done (it features some well-made OCs as well), and instead of being a cheap gorefest, it relies heavily on psychological horror, managing to be genuinely scary. Be warned though: it's a ''darkfic'', and an extremely sad one at that.
[=[[reviews:HeavenlyTurmoil]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/208013/hips-dont-lie Hips Don't Lie]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Syeekoh Syeekoh]]

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* Synopsis: As a general rule, leaving your future bride at ''Synopsis'':Every night when Pinkie Pie goes to bed, Pinkamina rises. Using the altar cryptic powers of the Pinkie Sense, she deciphers the clues and abandoning your entire family goes out to flee prevent the city deaths of Canterlot others. Meanwhile, the Stallion Lickity Split is a bad idea. Then again, you never know just who you'll meet developing feelings for Pinkie's darker half, and the Royal Sisters do NOT like Pinkamina messing with fate.
* ''Comments'': A pretty good twist
on the train to your new life.
* Now
idea of Pinkie having a ShadowArchetype SplitPersonality in Pinkamena, making her an {{Antihero}} instead of a psychopath. It's overall a pretty good story with a really good overall ScrewDestiny message in it. It presently has a sequel in progress, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247904/any-way-you-want-it Any Way You Want It]].

net/story/52312/Seeing-the-Pattern-2%3A-Death-Take-You a sequel.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7252679/1/Growing_Pains Growing Pains]]'' fimfiction.net/story/24646/Shine Shine]]'' by Peroth
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/primedawg9170}}
Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': It seemed like a simple problem, at first, but as dangerous foreigners begin "Her parents hadn’t come close to hunt for Twilight, and ancient godlike entities begin to stir as telling us what had happened. As I read her newest letter I couldn't believe what she and her friends search for a solution, a tiny growth-spurt in her horn suddenly doesn't seem so simple. Warning: GRIMDARK at times.
* ''Pairings'': Twilight Sparkle/Rainbow Dash, Rarity/Applejack
[=[[reviews:GrowingPains]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7441479/1/Growing_Up Growing Up]]'' by a High-Tech Burrito.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KentuckyTroper1990}}, {{Tropers/TrueZero}}
* ''Synopsis'' : As an older Spike prepares to leave Ponyville, he reflects on all the good times he's had, says goodbye to his friends, and remembers the friends who aren't there anymore. Brings your tissues.
was telling me. This kid hadn’t 'had an accident'… this kid, damn, this kid had been buckin' broken... she’d been broken…"
* ''Comments'': It
is fantastic enough to merit its own entry on this page. Be warned, a sad one. Deals with death.
[=[[reviews:GrowingUp]]=]

bit of a TearJerker. Also featured at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-shine.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:Shine]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-half-day-is-night.com/2011/07/story-side-stories-are-never-successful.html Half the Day Is Night]]'' Side Stories are Never Successful]]'' by [=AugieDog=]
A Pony Farce
* Recommended by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, {{Tropers/KingTwelveSixteen}}, Tropers/SNobleJr,{{Tropers/DracoDei}}, Tropers/{{Grignr}}
regresal
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Romance, palace intrigue, and swashbuckling adventure await our six heroines (and Spike, too) when Princess Luna summons the Elements of Harmony to Canterlot."
[=[[reviews:HalfTheDayIsNight]]=]

''[[http://itsthewhinyguys.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Birthday-Fizzypop-215864795 Happy Birthday, Fizzypop!]]'' by ItsTheWhinyGuys
* Recommended by Spark Moon, CoreyWWilliams
* ''Synopsis'': It's Fizzypop's birthday! She's worked so hard on her party, and she just can't wait for all of her friends to show up and celebrate it with her!
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayFizzypop]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13367/Harbinger Harbinger]]'' by Tealove
* Recommended by Mr Maestro
* ''Synopsis'': When Equestria is brought to its knees by a sudden ZombieApocalypse, the Mane Six ([[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters along with a great many
A side characters]]) must trek across their ruined nation in search of their missing Princesses, other survivors, and a safe haven, pursued all the while by a mysterious enemy no one knows how to defeat.
[=[[reviews:Harbinger]]=]

''[[FanFic/HarmonyTheory Harmony Theory]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sharaloth Sharaloth]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the Changeling invasion, Celestia and Luna make the decision to have Twilight investigate the Elements of Harmony and solve the mystery of their power. A thousand years later, Rainbow Dash awakens in a world she does not recognize. She has no idea how or why she came to be there. She does not know the language, the geography or any of the rules of this new time. She soon finds allies in Star Fall, a scholarly pegasus whose Talent is Magic, and Astrid, Star Fall's Griffin guardian. Together they set out to discover why Dash has been sent to the future, and how she might return to when she belongs. War threatens the nations, a Nightmare stalks the shadows, and Rainbow Dash's arrival has turned her into a wild card in a deadly game that pits the law on both sides of a broken Equestria against a mysterious criminal figure, Max Cash. Yet the stakes are higher than anyone knows, for in her research Twilight Sparkle discovered a dark secret about the Elements, something that will shake the foundations of the world.
* ''Comments'': This fic is just fantastic. When it comes to canon characters, characterization is spot-on and faithful to the show. The [=OCs=] are, incredibly, as interesting and well-developed as the canon characters. The plot is incredibly entertaining and well-constructed, the pacing is excellent, the mysteries gripping. Prose, grammar, and the "mechanical" aspects of writing are near perfect. If you have the time, I recommend a reading binge. The author generally updates every two weeks, with occasional, relatively short hiatuses when busy with real life, and when Sharaloth does update, the updates range between 8000 and 20000 words.
[=[[reviews:HarmonyTheory]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7290953/1/ Harmony's Wrath]]'' By hahatimeforponies
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Tokyooranges}}
* ''Synopsis'' When Twilight and her friends are snowed into the library, they discover a book she doesn't recognize. It turns out, the
story they find within hits much closer to home than they had expected.
[=[[reviews:HarmonysWrath]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8381/Head-Full-of-Cotton-Candy Head Full of Cotton Candy]]'' by [=TheManWithTwoNames=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Supercomputer276}}
* ''Synopsis:'' It is the responsibility of a king to care
Suited for his people and maintain order in his kingdom. That shouldn’t be much trouble for a ruler as powerful as Discord, right? With his faithful and insecure advisor at his side, the draconequus sets out to explore his new world and personally see to it Success that peace reigns in Equestria. However, the ponies want nothing to do with their frightening new ruler, focuses on Spike and the unamused Spirits of Equestria aim to drag the Spirit of Chaos away before he can cause any more harm. Can Discord be the ruler Equestria needs? Or is he truly doomed to become the monster he is seen to be?
* ''Comments'': This fic taking place starting at Discord's creation and shows [[StartOfDarkness the truth of
his reign over Equestria over a thousand years ago]] and just how Screwball fits into it all. It carries both [[FunnyMoments great comedy]] and [[TearJerker tragedy]] connections in equal measure and is astoundingly well done.
[=[[reviews:HeadFullOfCottonCandy]]=]

Canterlot.
[=[[reviews:SideStoriesAreNeverSuccessful]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-heavenly-turmoil.com/2011/06/story-simply-rarity.html Heavenly Turmoil]]'' Simply Rarity]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20TheManWithTwoNames The Man With Two Names]]
Somber
* recommended Recommended by {{Tropers/bregalad}}
Tropers/{{Ansva}}, ptah1888, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Warnings'': major and minor character death, occasional violence
''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia struggles to distinguish reality from illusion as Discord begins to seep into her brain. But... isn't Discord still imprisoned in stone?
* ''Comments'': This very, ''very'' dark fic takes an interesting twist on the complex relationship
An argument between Discord her friends has brought to question Rarity's generosity. Can a unicorn who's had everything and Celestia (in case you're wondering: no, they are not lovers in this one). The writing nothing truly be generous?
[=[[reviews:SimplyRarity]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28266/Sleep-Spelling Sleep-Spelling]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lycan_01 Lycan_01]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': With a magic exam coming up, Twilight has been staying up way too late
and the characterization are excellently done (it features some well-made OCs as well), and instead stressing herself too much. As a result, she starts casting spells in her sleep, causing all sorts of chaos. Spike, tired of being a cheap gorefest, it relies heavily on psychological horror, managing to be genuinely scary. Be warned though: it's a ''darkfic'', turned into random items and an extremely sad one at that.
[=[[reviews:HeavenlyTurmoil]]=]

worried about his friend, tries to do something to help. Unfortunately, his attempts to help Twilight may end up causing more harm than ... good.
[=[[reviews:Sleep-Spelling]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/208013/hips-dont-lie Hips Don't Lie]] net/story/110424/shade-of-a-crystal-empire Shade of a Crystal Empire]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Syeekoh Syeekoh]]net/user/igotastewgoing igotastewgoing]]



* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: When eating their lunches, an interesting group of girls comes into the cafeteria and hypnotize the entire school with their siren song. It doesn't affect Rarity, but her attention is drawn towards something else about the lead singer. Her hips.

to:

* Status: Complete
Ongoing
* Synopsis: When eating Twilight Sparkle's magic goes haywire, the ponies are drawn back to the Crystal Empire, only to meet with a terrible, dark force. A tremendous sacrifice sends them on a journey through time to save not only their lunches, an interesting group of girls comes into the cafeteria and hypnotize the entire school with their siren song. It doesn't affect Rarity, friend, but her attention is drawn towards something else about the lead singer. Her hips.all of Equestria.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8292073/1/Holy-Hay-The-Teacher-is-a-Superhero Holy Hay! The Teacher is a Superhero!]]'' by Whalesareawesome
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Synopsis'': She is vengeance. She is the night. She is Mare-Do-Well. She's also the local Ponyville elementary teacher. With her trusty sidekick Applebloom, Mare-Do-Well is going to deliver her special brand of educational justice to the criminals of Ponyville.
[=[[reviews:HolyHayTheTeacherIsASuperhero]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6893/Hostile-Takeover Hostile Takeover]]'' by Coconutswallow
* Recommended by Tropers/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': Trixie has left her failures behind and become part of a new show in Manehattan. Then her manager tells her that the new animal trainer, Fluttershy, will be rooming with her...
* ''Comments'': Hilarious, simply because it's great fun to see Trixie suffer through Fluttershy's sheer involuntary niceness.
[=[[reviews:HostileTakeover]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/82550/how-many-princesses-does-it-take-to-change-a-light-bulb How Many Princesses Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/PonIver PonIver]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis: Have you ever been so angry that you turned your faithful student into a princess? Celestia gets frustrated when her reading lamp stops working one night and overreacts in trying to find a solution...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': These are the final thoughts of a young soldier mortally wounded in action.
* Comments: Kalash has done it again with this TearJerker of a fic. My Little Dashie doesn't hold a candle to this. And when it's not making you cry, it's world building, developing character, or just being really badass. It's not terribly long either, making it a good quick read.
* [=[[reviews:IDidNotWantToDie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49840/I-Love-You%2C-Princess-Luna I love you, Princess Luna]]'' by [=DontWannaKnow=]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Luna finds the diary of a guard who loved her, even unto death. Now she has to deal with the sweet reality that she can both love and be loved, and with the bitter reality that she cannot truly be with anypony she loves.
* [=[[reviews:ILoveYouPrincessLuna]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/130530/the-incredibly-trying-performance-of-octavia The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]] by Ponibius
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synposis'': In the elite circles of Canterlot, cultured music is one of the essential luxuries for anypony with status. Octavia Philharmonica is one of the foremost classical musicians in Canterlot. Her music is at the very pinnacle of her profession, her performances highly sought after, and her talents attract a steady string of wealthy and influential patrons. Her talent, however, is not always enough on its own; occasionally, her job demands more. For the sake of pleasing one of her patrons, she must perform for a charity concert—a collaborative concert with her dubstep-loving friend Vinyl Scratch.
* ''Comments'': Yes, the story [[spoiler:sets up the obvious antagonist and then has them briefly thinking each other is the saboteur long before they realize who]], but you may well enjoy the ride, anyway.
[=[[reviews:The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-in-her-majestys-royal-service.html In Her Majesty's Royal Service]]'' by Sagebrush
* Recommended by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Sahgo}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Who are those courageous and stoic ponies that put their lives on the line in service of the princesses? Follow the tale of Storm Stunner, a new recruit to Equestria's Royal Guard."
[=[[reviews:InHerMajestysRoyalService]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32691/In-History%2C-Maybe In History Maybe]]'' by [=TheSwimminBrony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/SomeNewGuy
* ''Synopsis'': The sequel to ''The Things we Leave Behind''. After years of work, Rainbow Dash has finally achieved her lifelong goal of joining the Wonderbolts. However, when her first Wondebolt Derby ends in defeat, Rainbow Dash becomes crushed due to feeling that she failed to uphold a promise she made to an old friend. An old friend who is now gone forever...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78117/the-irony-of-applejack The Irony of Applejack]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Mister+Friendly Mister Friendly]]
* Recommended by midorigreen, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For most of Applejack's life, she didn't know what she was. True, she understood who she was well enough. But ponies don't change shapes, nor do they get strength from love. Applejack never thought too hard on it... until the events of a certain wedding brought about some harsh realizations. Now, with Equestria still reeling from the surprise attack, will Applejack manage to come to terms with what she is? Will she even be able to keep her secret safe? For if the royal guards don't get her first, the conspirators in the shadows just might...
* ''Comments'': Yes, another 'one of the main six is secretly a changeling' fanfic, but an incredibly well done one with all the cast in character.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19282/Journey-to-my-Imagination Journey to my Imagination]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DeiStar DeiStar]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot, @/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Being a creator is more than writing and drawing, you create your own world, where you pour your love and heart into it. In a stormy night, after a strange event in her office, Lauren Faust gets teleported into the magical land of Equestria. The land... that she created. What will she do now? How will she return to the reality from her own imagination? Will she even be willing to leave?
* ''Comments'': Be prepared for a crazy!Celestia. No trollestia or molestia, just straight up insane!Celesta. [=[[reviews:JourneyToMyImagination]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-junior-speedsters-forever.html Junior Speedsters Forever]]'' by Pacce
* Recommended by {{Tropers/suntzu}}
* ''Synopsis'': The tale of how Rainbow Dash and Gilda originally became friends, and a look at the events following Gilda's episode.
[=[[reviews:JuniorSpeedstersForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45311/1/Just-Words/The-Underlying-Truth Just Words]]'' by Device Heretic
* Recommended by darkwulf23
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight breaks Celestia's doors. But then, you'd be mad too, if your stupid brother got drunk and told you that you were adopted.
* ''Comments'': A recently written oneshot that analyzes Twilight's feelings about her family as well as her relationship with Princess Celestia. Both touching and sad at the same time.
[=[[reviews:JustWords]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages K-P]]
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3513/Keeping-It-Simple.html Keeping It Simple]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ivory%20Piano Ivory Piano]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: After Big Macintosh helps the Mane Six out of a jam, he finds his ordinary life of peaceful routine thoroughly disrupted by the various misadventures those crazy ponies always seem to get themselves into.
* Tags: Comedy, Slice of Life
[=[[reviews:KeepingItSimple]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21017/Keeping-Your-Hooves-On-The-Ground Keeping Your Hooves On The Ground]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/InsertAuthorHere InsertAuthorHere]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Cutie Mark Crusaders ask Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy about what happened just after the events of the Cutie Mark Chronicles; specifically, what happened to Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash immediately after the race. Reluctantly, Dash and Fluttershy delve into a tale. A tale of a young Fluttershy's amazement at the world she had landed upon, and a filly Dash's desperate quest to save her from that most evil of places: THE GROUND.
* ''Comments'': A really sweet and funny fic examining the beginning of Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's friendship. Can also be found on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-keeping-your-hooves-on-ground.html Equestria Daily]]. They've tagged it with "Silly Fillies". They're not wrong.
[=[[reviews:KeepingYourHoovesOnTheGround]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37699/The-Kingdom-of-Heaven-and-Earth/ Kingdom of Heaven and Earth]]'' by Buchephalus
* Recommended by {{MssrNeko}}
* ''Synopsis'': The mysterious country of Marecedonia prepares to wage war against Equestria and the Elements of Harmony are needed. Twilight Sparkle and her friends are tasked with stopping the oncoming war between the two countries. However, an old foe is well aware of the Elements and will stop at nothing to stop them.
* ''Comments'': An excellent fanfic from an new author. Everypony's characterization is spot-on with canon and the OC ponies mesh well without dominating the other characters. While it is dark, it does not cross into pure grimdarkness and manages to retain some of the show's light and innocence. A great addition to the MLP fanfiction library.
[=[[reviews:KingdomOfHeavenAndEarth]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/157975/lawless-love Lawless Love]]'' by Blood Brandy
* Pairing: Spike/Mane-iac
* Recommended by Tropers/{{p0nypanda}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane-iac has a reason, a method to her madness, and one that will shock the Mane Si-er, the Power Ponies to their core. Because it's not exactly evil, and aren't we all crazy when we're in love?
* Notes: Completely crack.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27418/Left-Behind.html Left Behind]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Gold Gold]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: As her friends find success, Applejack begins to worry that her life as a simple farmer makes her the least special of her friends. Rainbow Dash comes up with a plan to show her just how special she is- and discovers something about her feelings for the country farmer in the process.
* Tags: Adventure, Romance
[=[[reviews:LeftBehind]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/199358/legionnaire-death-of-innocence Legionnaire: Death of Innocence]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Lord+Inquisitor The Lord Inquisitor]]

to:

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8292073/1/Holy-Hay-The-Teacher-is-a-Superhero Holy Hay! The Teacher is a Superhero!]]'' by Whalesareawesome
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Synopsis'': She is vengeance. She is the night. She is Mare-Do-Well. She's also the local Ponyville elementary teacher. With her trusty sidekick Applebloom, Mare-Do-Well is going to deliver her special brand of educational justice to the criminals of Ponyville.
[=[[reviews:HolyHayTheTeacherIsASuperhero]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6893/Hostile-Takeover Hostile Takeover]]'' net/story/90939/1/shell-shock/ Shell Shock]]'' by Coconutswallow
* Recommended by Tropers/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': Trixie has left her failures behind and become part of a new show in Manehattan. Then her manager tells her that the new animal trainer, Fluttershy, will be rooming with her...
* ''Comments'': Hilarious, simply because it's great fun to see Trixie suffer through Fluttershy's sheer involuntary niceness.
[=[[reviews:HostileTakeover]]=]

''[[https://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/82550/how-many-princesses-does-it-take-to-change-a-light-bulb How Many Princesses Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/PonIver PonIver]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis: Have you ever been so angry that you turned your faithful student into a princess? Celestia gets frustrated when her reading lamp stops working one night and overreacts in trying to find a solution...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.
net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': These are the final thoughts of a young soldier mortally wounded in action.
* Comments: Kalash has done it again with this TearJerker of a fic. My Little Dashie doesn't hold a candle to this. And when it's not making you cry, it's world building, developing character, or just being really badass. It's not terribly long either, making it a good quick read.
* [=[[reviews:IDidNotWantToDie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49840/I-Love-You%2C-Princess-Luna I love you, Princess Luna]]'' by [=DontWannaKnow=]
* Recommended by Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Luna finds the diary of a guard who loved her, even unto death. Now she has to deal with the sweet reality that she can both love and be loved, and with the bitter reality that she cannot truly be with anypony she loves.
* [=[[reviews:ILoveYouPrincessLuna]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/130530/the-incredibly-trying-performance-of-octavia The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]] by Ponibius
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synposis'': In the elite circles of Canterlot, cultured music is one of the essential luxuries for anypony with status. Octavia Philharmonica is one of the foremost classical musicians in Canterlot. Her music is at the very pinnacle of her profession, her performances highly sought after, and her talents attract a steady string of wealthy and influential patrons. Her talent, however, is not always enough on its own; occasionally, her job demands more. For the sake of pleasing one of her patrons, she must perform for a charity concert—a collaborative concert with her dubstep-loving friend Vinyl Scratch.
* ''Comments'': Yes, the story [[spoiler:sets up the obvious antagonist and then has them briefly thinking each other is the saboteur long before they realize who]], but you may well enjoy the ride, anyway.
[=[[reviews:The Incredibly Trying Performance of Octavia]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-in-her-majestys-royal-service.html In Her Majesty's Royal Service]]'' by Sagebrush
* Recommended by {{Tropers/BornIn1142}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Sahgo}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Who are those courageous and stoic ponies that put their lives on the line in service of the princesses? Follow the tale of Storm Stunner, a new recruit to Equestria's Royal Guard."
[=[[reviews:InHerMajestysRoyalService]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32691/In-History%2C-Maybe In History Maybe]]'' by [=TheSwimminBrony=]
* Recommended by Tropers/SomeNewGuy
* ''Synopsis'': The sequel to ''The Things we Leave Behind''. After years of work, Rainbow Dash has finally achieved her lifelong goal of joining the Wonderbolts. However, when her first Wondebolt Derby ends in defeat, Rainbow Dash becomes crushed due to feeling that she failed to uphold a promise she made to an old friend. An old friend who is now gone forever...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78117/the-irony-of-applejack The Irony of Applejack]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Mister+Friendly Mister Friendly]]
* Recommended by midorigreen, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For most of Applejack's life, she didn't know what she was. True, she understood who she was well enough. But ponies don't change shapes, nor do they get strength from love. Applejack never thought too hard on it... until the events of a certain wedding brought about some harsh realizations. Now, with Equestria still reeling from the surprise attack, will Applejack manage to come to terms with what she is? Will she even be able to keep her secret safe? For if the royal guards don't get her first, the conspirators in the shadows just might...
* ''Comments'': Yes, another 'one of the main six is secretly a changeling' fanfic, but an incredibly well done one with all the cast in character.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19282/Journey-to-my-Imagination Journey to my Imagination]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DeiStar DeiStar]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot, @/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Being a creator is more than writing and drawing, you create your own world, where you pour your love and heart into it. In a stormy night, after a strange event in her office, Lauren Faust gets teleported into the magical land of Equestria. The land... that she created. What will she do now? How will she return to the reality from her own imagination? Will she even be willing to leave?
* ''Comments'': Be prepared for a crazy!Celestia. No trollestia or molestia, just straight up insane!Celesta. [=[[reviews:JourneyToMyImagination]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-junior-speedsters-forever.html Junior Speedsters Forever]]'' by Pacce
* Recommended by {{Tropers/suntzu}}
* ''Synopsis'': The tale of how Rainbow Dash and Gilda originally became friends, and a look at the events following Gilda's episode.
[=[[reviews:JuniorSpeedstersForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45311/1/Just-Words/The-Underlying-Truth Just Words]]'' by Device Heretic
* Recommended by darkwulf23
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight breaks Celestia's doors. But then, you'd be mad too, if your stupid brother got drunk and told you that you were adopted.
* ''Comments'': A recently written oneshot that analyzes Twilight's feelings about her family as well as her relationship with Princess Celestia. Both touching and sad at the same time.
[=[[reviews:JustWords]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages K-P]]
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3513/Keeping-It-Simple.html Keeping It Simple]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ivory%20Piano Ivory Piano]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: After Big Macintosh helps the Mane Six out of a jam, he finds his ordinary life of peaceful routine thoroughly disrupted by the various misadventures those crazy ponies always seem to get themselves into.
* Tags: Comedy, Slice of Life
[=[[reviews:KeepingItSimple]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21017/Keeping-Your-Hooves-On-The-Ground Keeping Your Hooves On The Ground]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/InsertAuthorHere InsertAuthorHere]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Cutie Mark Crusaders ask Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy about what happened just after the events of the Cutie Mark Chronicles; specifically, what happened to Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash immediately after the race. Reluctantly, Dash and Fluttershy delve into a tale. A tale of a young Fluttershy's amazement at the world she had landed upon, and a filly Dash's desperate quest to save her from that most evil of places: THE GROUND.
* ''Comments'': A really sweet and funny fic examining the beginning of Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's friendship. Can also be found on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-keeping-your-hooves-on-ground.html Equestria Daily]]. They've tagged it with "Silly Fillies". They're not wrong.
[=[[reviews:KeepingYourHoovesOnTheGround]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37699/The-Kingdom-of-Heaven-and-Earth/ Kingdom of Heaven and Earth]]'' by Buchephalus
* Recommended by {{MssrNeko}}
* ''Synopsis'': The mysterious country of Marecedonia prepares to wage war against Equestria and the Elements of Harmony are needed. Twilight Sparkle and her friends are tasked with stopping the oncoming war between the two countries. However, an old foe is well aware of the Elements and will stop at nothing to stop them.
* ''Comments'': An excellent fanfic from an new author. Everypony's characterization is spot-on with canon and the OC ponies mesh well without dominating the other characters. While it is dark, it does not cross into pure grimdarkness and manages to retain some of the show's light and innocence. A great addition to the MLP fanfiction library.
[=[[reviews:KingdomOfHeavenAndEarth]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/157975/lawless-love Lawless Love]]'' by Blood Brandy
* Pairing: Spike/Mane-iac
* Recommended by Tropers/{{p0nypanda}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane-iac has a reason, a method to her madness, and one that will shock the Mane Si-er, the Power Ponies to their core. Because it's not exactly evil, and aren't we all crazy when we're in love?
* Notes: Completely crack.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27418/Left-Behind.html Left Behind]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Gold Gold]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: As her friends find success, Applejack begins to worry that her life as a simple farmer makes her the least special of her friends. Rainbow Dash comes up with a plan to show her just how special she is- and discovers something about her feelings for the country farmer in the process.
* Tags: Adventure, Romance
[=[[reviews:LeftBehind]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/199358/legionnaire-death-of-innocence Legionnaire: Death of Innocence]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Lord+Inquisitor The Lord Inquisitor]]
Kalash93]]



* Synopsis:In the midst of Chaos, there is also opportunity"- Sun Tzu.
You know it is going to be a good trip when you get shot at on the first day.
Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria, has arrived in the Khanate. Her orders are as clear as they are impossible. She must plunge headfirst into a maelstrom of politics, betrayal and intrigue to make peace with a nation that teeters on the brink of open war.
* Tags: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Dark, Human, Romance
[=[[reviews:LegionnaireDeathOfInnocence]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6902779/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_bPlay_b_bAmong_b_the_Stars Let Me Play Among the Stars]]'' by l0x0r
* Recommended by {{Tropers/g17}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Events covering how Luna got her cutie mark to her StartOfDarkness.
[=[[reviews:LetMePlayAmongTheStars]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/243573/letters-from-an-irritated-princess Letters from an Irritated Princess]]'' by Tired Old Man
* Recommended by: Bored_Man
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Letters. Everyone writes them, and they're not just for ponies. Be they carriers of serious news, friendly correspondence between pen pals, or declarations of heart and heartbreak, each one is written with a clear purpose or goal in mind. Celestia uses them to try and keep her faithful student and friends in line, and try to keep an unbalanced world on the straight and narrow. This is ''much'' harder than it sounds.
* Comments: Taking the form of letters centered around the episodes of canon, or events in between, the prime focus is Celestia writing to Twilight Sparkle and others, with a very dry and sarcastic wit bordering on exasperation (fortunately, the language is PG-13 at worst). Often times a P.S. is included, which picks up snippets of conversation between Celestia and Luna.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LettersfromanIrritatedPrincess Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2625/Life-in-a-slower-lane Life in a Slower Lane]]'' by [=JuyUnseen=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Firerush}}
* ''Synopsis'': After being brutally rejected by Rainbow Dash once again, Scootaloo is left distraught. that is until a kinder pegasus comes into her life and shows her some compassion. NOT romantic.
[=[[reviews:LifeinaSlowerLane]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/153075/light Light]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dreamy+Days Dreamy Days]]

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* Synopsis:In the midst of Chaos, there ''Synopsis: War has broken out between zebras and ponies. A young pony soldier is also opportunity"- Sun Tzu.
You know it is going to be
standing guard at her post with a good trip comrade when you get shot at on she is confronted with an impossible choice concerning a captured zebra fighter.
* Comments: This story is DARK! It's one of
the first day.
Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria, has arrived
most frank, unflinching, war stories in the Khanate. Her orders are as clear as they are impossible. She must plunge headfirst into a maelstrom fandom. This is an awesome example of politics, betrayal and intrigue to make peace WarIsHell with a nation that teeters on the brink of open war.
* Tags: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Dark, Human, Romance
[=[[reviews:LegionnaireDeathOfInnocence]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6902779/1/bLet_b_bMe_b_bPlay_b_bAmong_b_the_Stars Let Me Play Among the Stars]]'' by l0x0r
* Recommended by {{Tropers/g17}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Events covering how Luna got her cutie mark to her StartOfDarkness.
[=[[reviews:LetMePlayAmongTheStars]]=]

''[[http://www.
shocking TearJerker ending. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/243573/letters-from-an-irritated-princess Letters from an Irritated Princess]]'' by Tired Old Man
* Recommended by: Bored_Man
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Letters. Everyone writes them,
net/user/kalash93 Given who the author is,]] it should come as no surprise that the characterization and they're not just for ponies. Be they carriers of serious news, friendly correspondence between pen pals, or declarations of heart and heartbreak, each one is written with a clear purpose or goal in mind. Celestia uses them to try and keep her faithful student and friends in line, and try to keep an unbalanced world on the straight and narrow. This is ''much'' harder than it sounds.
* Comments: Taking the form of letters centered around the episodes of canon, or events in between, the prime focus is Celestia writing to Twilight Sparkle and others, with a very dry and sarcastic wit bordering on exasperation (fortunately, the language is PG-13 at worst). Often times a P.S. is included, which picks up snippets of conversation between Celestia and Luna.
building are excellent.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=LettersfromanIrritatedPrincess php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ShellShock Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2625/Life-in-a-slower-lane Life in a Slower Lane]]'' by [=JuyUnseen=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Firerush}}
* ''Synopsis'': After being brutally rejected by Rainbow Dash once again, Scootaloo is left distraught. that is until a kinder pegasus comes into her life and shows her some compassion. NOT romantic.
[=[[reviews:LifeinaSlowerLane]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/153075/light Light]] net/story/64345/sig-alert Sig Alert]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dreamy+Days Dreamy Days]]net/user/Dan_s+Comments Dan_s Comments]]



* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: A changeling runs away. This story is inspired by ''Austraeoh''. Better than it sounds.

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* Status: Ongoing
Complete
* Synopsis: A changeling runs An ancient, storied evil arrives in Equestria, and joins Fluttershy's menagerie, as a baby dragon.\\
Will the Mane 6 Discover it in time?\\
Will they recognize the evil when they see it? Or can it avoid the temptation to succumb to his previous nature?\\
Will a brave knight challenge this evil with courage and the power of friendship? Helping him face the terror of the memories of his death?\\ Crossover, but that would give it
away. This story is inspired by ''Austraeoh''. Better than it sounds.One Chapter one-shot.



* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:Light]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-light-never-goes-out.html The Light Never Goes Out]]'' by [=BrianBlessedPony=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/UnderlordZ}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria prepares to celebrate a great event, but for six certain ponies, this event means much more to them.
[=[[reviews:TheLightNeverGoesOut]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28307/A-Little-Chat A Little Chat]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]

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* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:Light]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-light-never-goes-out.html The Light Never Goes Out]]'' by [=BrianBlessedPony=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/UnderlordZ}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria prepares to celebrate a great event, but for six certain ponies, this event means much more to them.
[=[[reviews:TheLightNeverGoesOut]]=]

{{Crossover}}
[=[[reviews:SigAlert]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28307/A-Little-Chat A Little Chat]]'' net/story/37858/the-six-deeds-of-harmony The Six Deeds of Harmony]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]net/user/Defoloce Defoloce]]
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883
* ''Synopsis'': "A lovestruck knight in Equestria's early days, unconvinced of his own worthiness, decides that he must prove himself to the mare he loves. With Princess Cadence as his guide, he is put on a quest by the Crown to go forth and right wrongs and ease sorrows associated with latent Chaos, all while learning of the Elements of Harmony from the ponies' companion races."
* Comments: Written almost entirely in iambic pentameter. Yes really.
[=[[reviews:TheSixDeedsOfHarmony]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29902/smiling-flowers Smiling Flowers]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheBrianJ TheBrianJ]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Cheerilee has devoted her life to teaching. A life based on a lie. And she is tired of lying. At last she will face the taboos that surround ponies' cutie marks.
* Comments: A bittersweet but very cute story. Also contains an unusually sympathetic take on Diamond Tiara.
[=[[reviews:SmilingFlowers]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10845257/1/Snowcatcher-s-Birthday Snowcatcher's Birthday]]'' by Rainbow169
* Recommended by Tropers/FireChick12012
* ''Synopsis'': It's Snowcatcher's birthday, and Pinkie Pie and Dewdrop Dazzle are planning a surprise party for her! Trouble arises when Cherry Berry and Lyra plot to pull a prank on Snowcatcher at the party, due to a grudge Cherry Berry has held against Snowcatcher. Will the party be ruined, or will the power of friendship and reconciliation save the day?
* Comments: It's a very cute, short, four chapter piece about reconciliation, the evils of bigotry, jumping to conclusions, and stereotyping, all presented in a fun, upbeat, uplifting way without coming off as pretentious or ham handed. A little cheesy at times, but it's very cute and well written. Plenty of HeartwarmingMoments and FunnyMoments abound, along with a great message. I highly recommend it!

[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cough The Cough]]
* Reccomended by Tropers/Imp1468
* ''Synopsis'': ''In the darkness, somepony coughed.''
* A DarkFic set after a plague invades Equestria. Some slight [[LesYay Rainbow Dash/Fluttershy]]

[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-sofa-so-good.html Sofa, So Good]] by GWFan
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash and Spike compete for a job at Quills and Sofas, in order to get a free sofa.
[=[[reviews:SofaSoGood]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59019/Solitary-Locust Solitary Locust]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/the%20parasprite the parasprite]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DarthRevanFTW
* ''Synopsis'': After the changelings' failed invasion of Canterlot, Twilight tries to soothe some of Ponyville's rampant paranoia by casting a spell to prove there are no imposters hiding in the town. [[ChangelingTale But her spell leaves her in an alien body]], facing a mob of angry ponies who just don't believe her when she says she ''is'' Twilight Sparkle.\\
Or, at least, she ''was'' Twilight Sparkle.
[=[[reviews:SolitaryLocust]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/134359/the-sound-of-thunder The Sound of Thunder]]'' by The SOT Collab Group
* Recommended by Tropers/Jackxter
* ''Synopsis:'' One thousand years after her banishment, Princess Luna returns to a flooded world - with her sister nowhere to be found. Yet with the help of the Equestrian Remnant's valiant airship, the Nocturnal Thunder, and an alternate Mane Six, she may soon find answers at the edge of this strange, oceanic realm...
* Comments: A charming epic in the make who's lead author, Silent Bob, is the same responsible for The Nightmare Before Nighmare Night.
[=[[reviews:TheSoundofThunder]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18071/Spanner-in-the-Works Spanner in the Works]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RK_Striker_JK_5 RK_Striker_JK_5]]



* ''Synopsis'': An epilogue of sorts to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]. Gilda is dragged off for a little 'chat' by the behemoth bulldozer of a pegasus, Fluttershy's mother Barricade. But what exactly did they 'chat' about?
[=[[reviews:ALittleChat]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6228/Longing-For-Harmony Longing For Harmony]]'' by BlueGhost
* Recommended by {{Tropers/GarudaOne}}
* ''Synopsis'': Shortly before an annual gathering, Fluttershy notices that her circle of friends are slowly drifting apart from one another. Desperate to bring their friendship back to its peak, she discovers a powerful tool that might do just the thing, with possibly large consequences. Can she make Twilight and company get along once more, or is this a mistake that will undo them all?
* ''Comments'': By far one of the most underrated fanfics out there, this roller coaster is one of the purest expressions of emotion in the fanbase. Well worth the read.
[=[[reviews:Longing For Harmony]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38186/lyra-and-bon-bons-odd-jobs Lyra and Bon Bon's Odd Jobs]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bronystories Bronystories]]
* Pairing: Lyra/Bon Bon
* Recommended by [=WeirdKev27=]
* ''Synopsis'': In need of work, Lyra and Bon Bon find employment in Ponyville's only cryobank; better known as a sperm bank. Under the supervision of Nurse Coldheart, the two mares apply themselves to the high calling of protecting the ponies of future generations...and cleaning up any spills.
* ''Notes'': I've chosen to embrace the Mature rating for this story. Most chapters are technically Teen rated, but there is one mature chapter, which is clearly marked. While the setting takes place in a cryobank, the story will follow Lyra and Bon Bon's perspective. The actual method for acquiring samples will only be alluded to; never described.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9216685/1/MLP-Loops MLP Loops]]'' by Saphroneth
* Recommended by cliffc999
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of brief ficlets and light-hearted one-shots based around the Infinite Loops concept originally from TFF. Contains notable scenes such as the redemption of Diamond Tiara, a Metal Wolf Chaos crossover, Pinkie Pie replacing Slaanesh, and a ton of other things that [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext only makes sense in context]]. Also contains a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in chapter 6 when the Mane Six finally get in touch with the creators of MLP. Highly recommended.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3560/lost-little-pony Lost Little Pony]]'' by PotatoJoe
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A fan sequel to ''Dear Idiot'' that lays heavily on the deconstruction side. After getting this letter pointing out all of Prince Blueblood's many flaws, Blueblood has a meltdown. Meanwhile, Princess Celestia is dealing with her own feelings on the matter, and has to come to terms with the possibility of another family member going a self-destructive spiral, one that she may have again been too late to save.
[=[[reviews:LostLittlePony]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59434/loyaltys-vengeance Loyalty's Vengeance]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The_Dash The_Dash]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Equestria the land of friendship, and harmony...or at least it was. Chrysalis, made sure the Equestria my friends and I knew, was no more. She released Discord from his stone imprisonment, and launched upon all of ponydom a plague, a corruption...that's taken everything...everypony I loved. I trained, killed, and survived...so that one day...I could avenge them. Today is that day, today I will take the first step towards making them pay! What, you thought loyalty ended with death? Well then, I guess somepony should let my enemies know...True loyalty is forever, and I will be the instrument that delivers loyalty's vengeance upon them.
* Tags: DarkFic, [[BloodierAndGorier Gore]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22660/Luna%2C-There%27s-a-Sentient-Race-Inside-Your-Mane Luna, There's a Sentient Race Inside Your Mane]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/boardgamebrony boardgamebrony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot
* ''Synopsis'': A fellow pony notices that Princess Luna may have a serious problem: there is a small, sentient race inside her mane and they have been living there for quite some time. Luna must decide what to do about this.
[=[[reviews:LunaTheresASentientRaceInsideYourMane]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Artist%3A%20Madmax Madmax Comics]]'' (also [[http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/ here]])
* Recommended by robertmck
* ''Synopsis'': A series of gag comics drawn by "Madmax". Think of it as a Pony version of ''PotterPuppetPals''.
[=[[reviews:MadmaxComics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-maiden-flight.html Maiden Flight]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Cold%20in%20Gardez Cold in Gardez]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The ever-humble Rainbow Dash has selflessly agreed to give Scootaloo a wing-up on Flight School with a few lessons. Twilight Sparkle, however, has her doubts...
* ''Comments'': Heartwarming, at times hilarious. All the ponies remain well within character. An excellent read. By the same author who wrote "Naked Singularity" (below).
[[=[reviews:MaidenFlight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2160/The-Mane-Attraction The Mane Attraction]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Conner%20Cogwork Conner Cogwork]]

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* ''Synopsis'': An epilogue Trapped in stone, Discord recruits former enemies of sorts to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]. Gilda is dragged off for a little 'chat' by the behemoth bulldozer Mane Six to free him, but Trixie takes it upon herself to stop the God of a pegasus, Fluttershy's mother Barricade. But what exactly did they 'chat' about?
[=[[reviews:ALittleChat]]=]

Chaos and his band from within.
[=[[reviews:SpannerInTheWorks]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6228/Longing-For-Harmony Longing For Harmony]]'' net/story/11870/A-Spark-Forgotten A Spark Forgotten]]'' by BlueGhost
* Recommended by {{Tropers/GarudaOne}}
* ''Synopsis'': Shortly before an annual gathering, Fluttershy notices that her circle of friends are slowly drifting apart from one another. Desperate to bring their friendship back to its peak, she discovers a powerful tool that might do just the thing, with possibly large consequences. Can she make Twilight and company get along once more, or is this a mistake that will undo them all?
* ''Comments'': By far one of the most underrated fanfics out there, this roller coaster is one of the purest expressions of emotion in the fanbase. Well worth the read.
[=[[reviews:Longing For Harmony]]=]

''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38186/lyra-and-bon-bons-odd-jobs Lyra and Bon Bon's Odd Jobs]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bronystories Bronystories]]
* Pairing: Lyra/Bon Bon
* Recommended by [=WeirdKev27=]
* ''Synopsis'': In need of work, Lyra and Bon Bon find employment in Ponyville's only cryobank; better known as a sperm bank. Under the supervision of Nurse Coldheart, the two mares apply themselves to the high calling of protecting the ponies of future generations...and cleaning up any spills.
* ''Notes'': I've chosen to embrace the Mature rating for this story. Most chapters are technically Teen rated, but there is one mature chapter, which is clearly marked. While the setting takes place in a cryobank, the story will follow Lyra and Bon Bon's perspective. The actual method for acquiring samples will only be alluded to; never described.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9216685/1/MLP-Loops MLP Loops]]'' by Saphroneth
* Recommended by cliffc999
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of brief ficlets and light-hearted one-shots based around the Infinite Loops concept originally from TFF. Contains notable scenes such as the redemption of Diamond Tiara, a Metal Wolf Chaos crossover, Pinkie Pie replacing Slaanesh, and a ton of other things that [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext only makes sense in context]]. Also contains a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in chapter 6 when the Mane Six finally get in touch with the creators of MLP. Highly recommended.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3560/lost-little-pony Lost Little Pony]]'' by PotatoJoe
* Recommended by @/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A fan sequel to ''Dear Idiot'' that lays heavily on the deconstruction side. After getting this letter pointing out all of Prince Blueblood's many flaws, Blueblood has a meltdown. Meanwhile, Princess Celestia is dealing with her own feelings on the matter, and has to come to terms with the possibility of another family member going a self-destructive spiral, one that she may have again been too late to save.
[=[[reviews:LostLittlePony]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59434/loyaltys-vengeance Loyalty's Vengeance]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The_Dash The_Dash]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Equestria the land of friendship, and harmony...or at least it was. Chrysalis, made sure the Equestria my friends and I knew, was no more. She released Discord from his stone imprisonment, and launched upon all of ponydom a plague, a corruption...that's taken everything...everypony I loved. I trained, killed, and survived...so that one day...I could avenge them. Today is that day, today I will take the first step towards making them pay! What, you thought loyalty ended with death? Well then, I guess somepony should let my enemies know...True loyalty is forever, and I will be the instrument that delivers loyalty's vengeance upon them.
* Tags: DarkFic, [[BloodierAndGorier Gore]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22660/Luna%2C-There%27s-a-Sentient-Race-Inside-Your-Mane Luna, There's a Sentient Race Inside Your Mane]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/boardgamebrony boardgamebrony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, autobot
* ''Synopsis'': A fellow pony notices that Princess Luna may have a serious problem: there is a small, sentient race inside her mane and they have been living there for quite some time. Luna must decide what to do about this.
[=[[reviews:LunaTheresASentientRaceInsideYourMane]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Artist%3A%20Madmax Madmax Comics]]'' (also [[http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/ here]])
* Recommended by robertmck
* ''Synopsis'': A series of gag comics drawn by "Madmax". Think of it as a Pony version of ''PotterPuppetPals''.
[=[[reviews:MadmaxComics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-maiden-flight.html Maiden Flight]]'' by [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Cold%20in%20Gardez Cold in Gardez]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The ever-humble Rainbow Dash has selflessly agreed to give Scootaloo a wing-up on Flight School with a few lessons. Twilight Sparkle, however, has her doubts...
* ''Comments'': Heartwarming, at times hilarious. All the ponies remain well within character. An excellent read. By the same author who wrote "Naked Singularity" (below).
[[=[reviews:MaidenFlight]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2160/The-Mane-Attraction The Mane Attraction]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Conner%20Cogwork Conner Cogwork]]
net/user/Novablitzer Novablitzer]]



* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top lets her hair grow out a bit, and styles it accordingly. No big deal usually, right? Unless somehow, the result makes any pony who gazes at it, become relentlessly enamored with it and the pony it's attached to! Carrot now must find a way to shave her locks before she's smothered to death with affection from every pony in Ponyville!
[=[[reviews:TheManeAttraction]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/90647/melt Melt]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/ambion Ambion]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa

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* ''Synopsis'': Carrot Top lets her hair grow When a fire breaks out a bit, and styles it accordingly. No big deal usually, right? Unless somehow, the result makes any pony who gazes at it, become relentlessly enamored with it and the pony in Everfree forest by unknown means, it's attached to! Carrot now must find a way up to shave her locks Zecora to warn Ponyville. But when she finds out that the Elements of Harmony that everypony tends to rely on are gone on vacation, can she rally the citizens of Ponyville to help put the fire out before she's smothered to death with affection from every pony in Ponyville!
[=[[reviews:TheManeAttraction]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/90647/melt Melt]]''
the monsters of the forest overrun the city? Or will Ponyville become the next home of the Everfree monsters?
[=[[reviews:ASparkForgotten]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-sparkles-law.html Sparkle's Law]]''
by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/ambion Ambion]]
[=AestheticB=]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa{{Tropers/SlayerMan118}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': Twilight's caught a special type of flu, and it's up to none other than Princess Celestia to nurse her through it. A special, tender little moment follows in this most unexpected of circumstances.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7628447/1/Memories Memories]] and the sequel [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7656204/1/From-Here-to-Eternity From Here to Eternity]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2265461/Sada-Pazaki Sada-Pazaki]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis of Memories: A mysterious book that once belonged to an equally mysterious pony reveals things about the past Twilight never would have suspected...
* Synopsis of From Here to Eternity: Sequel to Memories. Soon after learning about Serenity's past and the secrets it held, Twilight is shocked to hear about Discord being freed again. However this time he has no powers and it's all due to an unknown creature by the name of Schism. Due to Twilight's insistence, he and the Mane 6 embark on a journey to recover his powers... And hopefully Twilight will finally get some answers about the past from Discord himself.
* Pairing(s): Discord/OC onesided (Memories) Discord/Twilight Sparkle (From Here to Eternity) (not a romance fic, but has romantic elements)
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: Memories]]=]
[=[[reviews: From Here to Eternity]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-memories-of-those-friends-whove.html Memories of Those Friends Who've Gone Before Us]]'' by WTFHIW
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Fifthman}}, Tropers/AckSed, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Two months after coming to live in Ponyville, Twilight runs across an odd traveling bookseller, and through her contact with him, gains insight into the nature of her own character as well as knowledge of Ponyville's previous librarian.
[=[[reviews:MemoriesOfThoseFriendsWhoveGoneBeforeUs]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-midnight-run.html Midnight Run]]'' by Midnight Shadow
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight is approached by Applejack with a strange request - to join her that night for a run, but all is not as it seems. Why is Applejack so nervous? What could this be about?
[=[[reviews:MidnightRun]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890238/1/Moonbeam Moonbeam]]'' by Laurence Brown
* Recommended by Tropers/g17
* ''Synopsis'': Having trouble making friends, Princess Luna decides that using some magic might be just the thing to help her out. Things don't go as planned, however, when the spell she casts gives her some unexpected results!
[=[[reviews:Moonbeam]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-moonspire-run.html Moonspire Run]]'' by [=TitanRising=]
* Recommended by @/{{Pykrete}}, @/{{Canonier}}, @/{{CaptainHoers}}
* ''Synopsis'': Dash biffs a practice session and explodes at her friends and Scootaloo. While venting it off, she gets challenged to a race by none other than [[TricksterMentor Spitfire]] of the Wonderbolts -- a race through one of the most perilous locales in Equestria. Extreme acts of awesome ensue.
[=[[reviews:MoonspireRun]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3378/The-Moonstone-Cup The Moonstone Cup]]'' by Cyanide
* Recommended by @/{{Decay}}, @/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight is invited to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest magicians in the world for the Moonstone Cup, a prestigious award for the most powerful and skillful magicians, unicorn and otherwise. Can she win? What sort of competition will she face?
[=[[reviews:TheMoonstoneCup]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10837/Mother-May-I%3F Mother May I?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Moabite Moabite]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}} {{@/RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy explains her medical condition to her daughter Dinky.
[=[[reviews:MotherMayI]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Twilight's caught a special type It is the day of flu, the Summer Sun Celebration, and it's up to none other than Princess Celestia is coming to nurse Ponyville. Twilight Sparkle is overseeing preparations yet again, and has meticulously planned every last detail to ensure that everything is perfect for her through it. A special, tender little moment follows in this most unexpected mentor’s arrival. Nothing is going to wrong. \\
Except when the big day comes, Twilight has gotten four hours
of circumstances.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7628447/1/Memories Memories]]
sleep and Fluttershy is nowhere to be found. Pinkie Pie sets off after her with nothing but a dark coat and the sequel [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7656204/1/From-Here-to-Eternity From Here voice of a chain-smoking stallion, and the Apples and the Carrots are at each other’s throats while Rainbow Dash is attempting to Eternity]] fill in for Fluttershy.\\
As her plans collapse around her and Ponyville descends into chaos, Twilight Sparkle must focus on obtaining the one thing that can make everything better: the all-powerful, awe-inspiring magic of caffeine.
[=[[reviews:SparklesLaw]]=]

''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/SpikesNamelessBrother Spike's Nameless Brother]]''
by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2265461/Sada-Pazaki Sada-Pazaki]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis of Memories: A mysterious book that once belonged to an equally mysterious pony reveals things about the past Twilight never would have suspected...
* Synopsis of From Here to Eternity: Sequel to Memories. Soon after learning about Serenity's past and the secrets it held, Twilight is shocked to hear about Discord being freed again. However this time he has no powers and it's all due to an unknown creature by the name of Schism. Due to Twilight's insistence, he and the Mane 6 embark on a journey to recover his powers... And hopefully Twilight will finally get some answers about the past from Discord himself.
* Pairing(s): Discord/OC onesided (Memories) Discord/Twilight Sparkle (From Here to Eternity) (not a romance fic, but has romantic elements)
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews: Memories]]=]
[=[[reviews: From Here to Eternity]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-memories-of-those-friends-whove.html Memories of Those Friends Who've Gone Before Us]]'' by WTFHIW
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Fifthman}}, Tropers/AckSed, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
fimfiction.net/user/Cold%20Spike Cold Spike]]
* ''Synopsis'': Two months after coming to live in Ponyville, Twilight runs across an odd traveling bookseller, and through her contact with him, gains insight into the nature of her own character as well as knowledge of Ponyville's previous librarian.
[=[[reviews:MemoriesOfThoseFriendsWhoveGoneBeforeUs]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-midnight-run.html Midnight Run]]'' by Midnight Shadow
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Robotech_Master}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight is approached by Applejack with a
A strange request - to join her that night for a run, but all creature has wandered into town and ends up on Applejack's farm. AJ is not as it seems. Why is Applejack pleased but so nervous? What could this many unanswered questions about him cause her to be about?
[=[[reviews:MidnightRun]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890238/1/Moonbeam Moonbeam]]'' by Laurence Brown
* Recommended by Tropers/g17
* ''Synopsis'': Having trouble making friends, Princess Luna decides that using some magic might be just
curious. The dragon seems to have no family but the thing to help her out. Things don't go as planned, however, when residents of Ponyville soon discover a link between the spell she casts gives her some unexpected results!
[=[[reviews:Moonbeam]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-moonspire-run.html Moonspire Run]]'' by [=TitanRising=]
* Recommended by @/{{Pykrete}}, @/{{Canonier}}, @/{{CaptainHoers}}
* ''Synopsis'': Dash biffs a practice session
creature and explodes at her friends and Scootaloo. While venting it off, she gets challenged to a race by none other than [[TricksterMentor Spitfire]] of the Wonderbolts -- a race through one of the most perilous locales in Equestria. Extreme acts of awesome ensue.
[=[[reviews:MoonspireRun]]=]

towns librarian.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3378/The-Moonstone-Cup The Moonstone Cup]]'' net/story/303002/starlight-glimmer-overreacts-to-everything Starlight Glimmer Overreacts to Everything]]'' by Cyanide
Yukito
* Recommended by @/{{Decay}}, @/AckSed
by: {{@/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Starlight Glimmer is invited TRYING to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest magicians in the world for the Moonstone Cup, be a prestigious award for the most powerful and skillful magicians, unicorn and otherwise. Can good friend, but she win? What sort just has this awful tendency to overreact at just about anything.\\
Like trying to rule over an entire village
of competition will she face?
[=[[reviews:TheMoonstoneCup]]=]

brainwashed ponies because a friend moved away.
[=[[reviews:StarlightGlimmerOverreactsToEverything]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10837/Mother-May-I%3F Mother May I?]]'' net/story/48108/Statistics Statistics]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Moabite Moabite]]
net/user/xTSGx xTSGx]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}} {{@/RavenFaith}}
{{@/Mooncalf}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy explains her medical condition A terse recounting of the thousand-year period between Luna's corruption and eventual return, in the form of relevant statistics. Thoroughly drives home Celestia's anguish, regret and suffering over what she was forced to her daughter Dinky.
[=[[reviews:MotherMayI]]=]

do, and what she did to amend. Expect tears when reading.
[=[[reviews:Statistics]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/Mothers Mothers]]'' net/story/132171/straight-answers Straight Answers]]'' by [[http://www.Rebonack
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie has been acting super-extra Pinkie-like the last few days and it's really starting to bug Rainbow Dash. After Pinkie shows up in Rainbow's house while she's brushing her teeth Rainbow decides that enough is enough. Rainbow presses Pinkie for a straight answer until she gets one. And boy does she get one.
[=[[reviews:StraightAnswers]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/KnightMysterio KnightMysterio]]net/story/20514/The-Stranger-and-Her-Friend The Stranger And Her Friend]]'' by [=TheUrbanMoose=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is a living legend, but much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Records have long since been lost to the decay of time, and the tale of her triumph over Discord has become a fable. The Princess's memory of the event has long since faded... or has it?\\
Before she was the Princess of the Sun, she was merely a stranger.
[=[[reviews:TheStrangerAndHerFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4311/Stuck-In-The-Middle-With-You Stuck In The Middle With You]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vargras Vargras]]



* ''Synopsis'': It's almost Mother's Day. Scootaloo comes to Rainbow Dash with a startling question, but then backs off, feeling ashamed she asked it. Rainbow Dash, taken off-guard by the question, starts to question both herself, how she feels about Scootaloo, and about her past...
[=[[reviews:Mothers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27822/Mother%27s-Day Mother's Day]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TailsFox88 TailsFox88]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': It's almost Mother's Day. Scootaloo comes Sequel to Rainbow Dash Hiatus (above). Spurred on by her sister, Luna decides to open a summer camp dedicated to the arts and sciences in an attempt to become further involved with a startling question, but then backs off, feeling ashamed she asked it. Rainbow Dash, taken off-guard by the question, starts to question both herself, how she feels about Scootaloo, and about daily lives of Equestria's citizens, hopefully improving her past...
[=[[reviews:Mothers]]=]

reputation in the process. The campers that sign up prove to be more than what the Princess of the Night was expecting, however. 'Camp Counselor' certainly wasn't supposed to be part of the royal duties.
[=[[reviews:StuckInTheMiddleWithYou]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27822/Mother%27s-Day Mother's Day]]'' net/story/19764/Study-Break Study Break]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TailsFox88 TailsFox88]]net/user/Geomancing Geomancing]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle takes a moment from her studies at the School for Gifted Unicorns to get a late lunch. Finding herself in a strange part of the school grounds, an apple tree and its odd fruit tempts her appetite. [[spoiler: Immediately after eating it, Twilight starts [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]] periodically, each time triggering various random effects that hinder her efforts to get back to her room unnoticed]].
* Comments: While not especially original, this well-written one-shot is funny while it lasts and portrays Twilight, Spike and Celestia quite accurately.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-sugarcoated.html Sugarcoated]]'' by Dubs Rewatcher
* Recommended by Tropers/{{psychobionty}}
* ''Synopsis'': Bon-Bon is having trouble coming up with new candy flavors, something much more serious than it sounds like, and bringing a great deal of trouble both to her and her friend Lyra. Light-hearted.
[=[[reviews:Sugarcoated]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-sun-never-sets.html The Sun Never Sets]]'' by Jetfire



* ''Synopsis'': Everypony you meet makes an impression in your life, either good or bad. Sometimes the impression is very minor, but other times it lasts long after it's ended. Rainbow Dash knows this all too well, and has spent most of her life trying to forget about somepony who hurt her when she was young. But as she's about to learn, you can't run from your past forever, and sometimes even the bad experiences may help change you for the better. A look into what made Rainbow Dash the mare she is today, and an indirect sequel to ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/11839/That-Warm-Feeling That Warm Feeling]]''. (Though, you don't have to have read it first to read this one.)
* ''Comments'': A well-written, heartwarming, tearjerking story with fantastic characterizations and character motivations. Thoroughly recommend.
[=[[reviews:Mother'sDay]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/930/moving-on-silver-spoons-story Moving on: Silver Spoon's story]]'' by Hollyfern
* Recommended by {{Tropers/31Darkstar}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara has moved away to Manehatten leaving behind a lonely and friendless Silver Spoon. Depression slowly sets in, but one Cutie Mark Crusader extends the hoof of friendship.
[=[[reviews:MovingOnSilverSpoonsStory]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-funny-sister.html My Funny Sister]]'' by Pascoite
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}} {{Tropers/RavenFaith}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Scootaloo wonders why Rainbow Dash has been avoiding her, Dash decides to tell a story from her youth, about friendship gained, and friendship changed, in order to explain why seeing Scootaloo has been making her sad.
* ''Comments'': It's a really good sad fic about friendships that persist despite painful events in peoples' lives. The ending just shows just how much Rainbow Dash and [[spoiler: Derpy Hooves]] truly care for each other like sisters.
[=[[reviews:MyFunnySister]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/189965/my-little-economy-economics-is-science My Little Economy Economics is Science]]'' by mylittleeconomy
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cadrpear}}
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is the world's most powerful economist, and Twilight Sparkle is her most promising student. But when Twilight is sent to Ponyville to oversee preparations for the summer solstice celebration, she will have her hooves full trying to make friends and save the world from a thousand years of bad monetary policy. Along the way, she might learn an important lesson or two about economics.
* Comments: An alternate universe retelling of the first two episodes with an economics twist to it. Reads a bit like a shorter, ponified version of [[FanFic/HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality]].
[=[[reviews:MyLittleEconomyEconomicsIsScience]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-my-little-parcel.html My Little Parcel]]'' by [=CupcakesNom=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Following the girls' latest adventure, Rainbow Dash discovers that a somewhat embarrassing souvenir of hers has gone missing, and tries as discreetly as possible to track it down. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:MyLittleParcel]]=]

''[[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-What-s-Wrong-With-The-World-446111406?offset=25#comments My Little Pony: What's Wrong with the World?]]'' by AlexWarlorn
* Recommended by The Otaku Ninja
* ''Synopsis'': Five of the Mane Six wake up one day, and find the world has changed completely, and has come alien and wrong from the world they've known their whole lives, and why is their friend Twilight acting so guilty?
* Comments: A unique look at "Magical Mystery Cure" that suggests that there was a lot more to what we saw in that episode than we realized. A worthwhile look to anyone who had doubts about that episode.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-my-sweetie_22.html My Sweetie]]'' by Big Mackintosh
* Recommended by Kytseo
* ''Synopsis'': After being adopted by Derpy, Sparkler can't help but feel unloved and unspecial in her new home, but Derpy is determined to show her just how special she really is.
[=[[reviews: MySweetie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5384/Mythbuckers Mythbuckers]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AuroraDawn AuroraDawn]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Everypony you meet makes an impression A snapshot of a strange Equestria, far in your life, either good or bad. Sometimes the impression is very minor, but other times it lasts long after it's ended. Rainbow Dash knows this all too well, and has spent most of her life trying to forget about somepony who hurt her when she was young. But as she's about to learn, you can't run from your past forever, and sometimes even the bad experiences may help change you for the better. A look into what made Rainbow Dash the mare she is today, and an indirect sequel to ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/11839/That-Warm-Feeling That Warm Feeling]]''. (Though, you don't have to have read it first to read this one.)
future.
* ''Comments'': A Incredibly well-written, heartwarming, tearjerking a story with fantastic characterizations by the author of [[Fanfic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]. Simultaneously chilling and character motivations. Thoroughly recommend.
[=[[reviews:Mother'sDay]]=]

tragic.
[=[[reviews:TheSunNeverSets]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/930/moving-on-silver-spoons-story Moving on: Silver Spoon's story]]'' net/story/19676/Sunset Sunset]]'' by Hollyfern
Ciroton
* Recommended by {{Tropers/31Darkstar}}
{{Tropers/oathkeeper85}}
* ''Synopsis'': Diamond Tiara has moved away Some things in this world happen by chance. Others do not. Twilight Sparkle is about to Manehatten leaving behind learn a lonely disturbing truth that will turn her world upside down.
* ''Comments'': While not the best written, the premise of the story is great
and friendless Silver Spoon. Depression slowly sets in, plausible and lead to a really great sequel by the name of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24152/For-Want-of-a-Dawn For Want of a Dawn]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/158050/suri-polomare-takes-credit-for-everything Suri Polomare Takes Credit For Everything]]''
* Recommended by Eagal
* ''Synopsis'': [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Suri Polomare]], disheartened by her failures in Manehattan, steals a time machine from Doctor Whooves and travels through time, taking credit for the lightbulb, the printing press and ''the universe''.
* ''Comments'': Exactly what it says. It's a short
but one Cutie Mark Crusader extends outrageous and hilarious story that still manages to have Suri lose at the hoof of friendship.
[=[[reviews:MovingOnSilverSpoonsStory]]=]

end. Gold star.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=SuriPolomareTakesCreditForEverything Review here]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-funny-sister.com/2011/06/story-sweet-apple-capers.html My Funny Sister]]'' Sweet Apple Capers]]'' by Pascoite
[=The RPGenius=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Kytseo}} {{Tropers/RavenFaith}}
{{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': When Scootaloo wonders why Rainbow Dash has been avoiding her, Dash decides to tell a story from her youth, about friendship gained, Pinkie Pie wants some apple strudel, and friendship changed, in order to explain why seeing Scootaloo has been making her sad.
* ''Comments'': It's a really good sad fic about friendships that persist despite painful events in peoples' lives. The ending just shows just how much Rainbow Dash and [[spoiler: Derpy Hooves]] truly care for each other like sisters.
[=[[reviews:MyFunnySister]]=]

by Celestia, she's gonna get it!
[=[[reviews:SweetAppleCapers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/189965/my-little-economy-economics-is-science My Little Economy Economics is Science]]'' fanfiction.net/s/6765594/1/Tales Tales]]'' by mylittleeconomy
George Pollock, Jr
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cadrpear}}
Tropers/FoominBlue
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is The retired royal librarian of Equestria looks back on the world's most powerful economist, interesting times of her life.
[=[[reviews:TalesTales]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7410226/1/ Tears For the Devil]]''
* Recommended by OnTheHill.
* ''Synopsis'': Discord has been defeated,
and Twilight Sparkle all is well again. So why isn't Fluttershy as happy as her most promising student. But when Twilight is sent to Ponyville to oversee preparations for the summer solstice celebration, she will have her hooves full trying to make friends and save the world from a thousand years of bad monetary policy. Along the way, she might learn an important lesson or two about economics.
* Comments: An alternate universe retelling of the first two episodes with an economics twist to it. Reads a bit like a shorter, ponified version of [[FanFic/HarryPotterandtheMethodsofRationality Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality]].
[=[[reviews:MyLittleEconomyEconomicsIsScience]]=]

friends?
[=[[reviews:TearsForTheDevil]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-my-little-parcel.com/2011/05/story-terrible-secret.html My Little Parcel]]'' A Terrible Secret]]'' by [=CupcakesNom=]
Sword_Of_Squirrels
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, Tropers/SNobleJr
{{Tropers/Jayrad}}, [[Tropers/TokoWH TokoWH]]
* ''Synopsis'': Following the girls' latest adventure, Rainbow Dash discovers that a somewhat has an embarrassing souvenir of hers secret that's just waiting to come out. And for once it has gone missing, and tries as discreetly as possible nothing to track it down. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:MyLittleParcel]]=]

''[[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-What-s-Wrong-With-The-World-446111406?offset=25#comments My Little Pony: What's Wrong
do with the World?]]'' by AlexWarlorn
* Recommended by The Otaku Ninja
* ''Synopsis'': Five of the Mane Six wake up one day, and find the world has changed completely, and has come alien and wrong from the world they've known their whole lives, and why is their friend Twilight acting so guilty?
* Comments: A unique look at "Magical Mystery Cure" that suggests that there was a lot more to what we saw in that episode than we realized. A worthwhile look to anyone who had doubts about that episode.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-my-sweetie_22.html My Sweetie]]'' by Big Mackintosh
* Recommended by Kytseo
* ''Synopsis'': After being adopted by Derpy, Sparkler can't help but feel unloved and unspecial in her new home, but Derpy is determined to show her just how special she really is.
[=[[reviews: MySweetie]]=]

shipping.
[=[[reviews:ATerribleSecret]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5384/Mythbuckers Mythbuckers]]'' net/story/15491/There%27s-a-Gamer-in-All-of-Us There's a Gamer in All of Us]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AuroraDawn AuroraDawn]]net/user/Konseiga Konseiga]]



* ''Synopsis'': Are pegasus wings really fragile? Do unicorn spells really fail catastrophically? And just how explosive is chocolate milk, anyways? Join Applejack, Rainbow Dash and the rest of the [=MLP=] crew as they not only tell the myths, but put them to the test!
* ''Notes:'' Pony parody of Series/{{Mythbusters}}. If you're a user in Website/FimfictionDotNet, you can make more suggestions for 'myths' to bust.
[=[[reviews:Mythbuckers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13565/Naked-Singularity Naked Singularity]]''
* Redommended by Tropers/yahooeny, Tropers/{{Grignr}}

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Are pegasus wings really fragile? Do unicorn spells really fail catastrophically? And just how explosive Luna is chocolate milk, anyways? Join Applejack, Rainbow Dash a hardcore gamer, and the rest of the [=MLP=] crew as they not only tell the myths, it piques Celestia's curiosity. She's skeptical at first, but put them Celestia is willing to the test!
* ''Notes:'' Pony parody of Series/{{Mythbusters}}. If you're a user in Website/FimfictionDotNet, you can make more suggestions for 'myths' to bust.
[=[[reviews:Mythbuckers]]=]

learn about Luna's favorite pastime.
[=[[reviews:TheresAGamerInAllofUs]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13565/Naked-Singularity Naked Singularity]]''
* Redommended
net/story/16861/1/The-Things-We-Leave-Behind/The-Things-We-Leave-Behind The Things We Leave Behind]]'' by Tropers/yahooeny, Tropers/{{Grignr}}[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/theswimminbrony The Swimmin Brony]]
* Recommended by megarockman, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Sometimes, bad things happen to good ponies. A year following a tragic incident, Twilight Sparkle returns to Ponyville to visit what she has been missing - her town, her memories, and most importantly, her friends. But will everything be as she remembers it?
[=[[reviews:TheThingsWeLeaveBehind]]=]

''[[http://thousandyearsunrise.deviantart.com/ The Thousand-Year Sunrise]]'' by Manning Blake
* Recommended by AmgeoUnsane, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Fan comic. Not long after the events of Hearth's Warming Eve, retired Royal Wizard Star Swirl the Bearded sets off to explore the newly-discovered land of Equestria. He doesn't get far before he finds, sleeping in the undergrowth, two little alicorns named Luna and Celestia.
* ''Comments'': Barely started, but shows a lot of potential.
[=[[reviews:TheThousandYearSunrise]]=]

[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/81636/1/there-will-never-be-a-last-laugh/there-will-never-be-a-last-laugh There Will Never Be a Last Laugh]] by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pascoite Pascoite]]

* Recommended by: AnxiousKiwi
* Synopsis: Pinkie Pie has always served admirably as the Element of Laughter, and it's time for the princesses to show their appreciation. In fact, they have a special assignment for her, something they've never tried. It will be the best surprise she ever had.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:ThereWillNeverBeALastLaugh]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68128/three-hundred-and-fifty Three Hundred And Fifty]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Void%20Chicken Void Chicken]]
* Recommended by Nights



* ''Synopsis'':Twilight Sparkle is a gifted student and scholar. When she attempts to harness her creative side by writing a science-themed sensual romance novel, however, things rapidly get out of hoof. Can her friends stage an intervention before she humiliates herself (and them) at a prestigious literature recital? [[spoiler:No. No, they cannot.]]
* Comments: One of the best examples of cringe-humor I've ever seen. If only the human body can somehow produce tears of joy and pain at the same time, for this story would totally make it rain up in here. Also featured in Equestria Daily.
[=[[reviews:NakedSingularity]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93971/the-neightingham-prince]]'' by [=NeightinghamPrince1930=]
* Recommended by Inlerah78
* ''Synopsis'': In a kingdom away from Equestria, A king and a prince rule. But, the king is a miserly and greedy tyrant. The prince, however, is not. This is a one-shot story, with OC characters only.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17489/Newsworthy Newsworthy]]'' by Medicshy
* Recommended by Eegah, {{Tropers/y2k}}

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* ''Synopsis'':Twilight Sparkle is ''Synopsis'': Desperately trying to save Sweetie Belle's life, Twilight builds a gifted student and scholar. When time machine to take them 350 years in the future. But she attempts to harness her creative side by writing a science-themed sensual romance novel, however, things rapidly get out of hoof. Can her friends stage an intervention before she humiliates herself (and them) at a prestigious literature recital? [[spoiler:No. No, they cannot.]]
* Comments: One of the best examples of cringe-humor I've ever seen. If only the human body can somehow produce tears of joy and pain at the same time, for
finds too late that this story would totally make it rain up in here. Also featured in Equestria Daily.
[=[[reviews:NakedSingularity]]=]

trip may be one-way only.
[=[[reviews:ThreeHundredAndFifty]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93971/the-neightingham-prince]]'' net/story/2846/Through-Another%27s-Eyes Through Another's Eyes]] '' by [=NeightinghamPrince1930=]
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Festus Festus]]
* Recommended by Inlerah78
{{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': In a kingdom away On the show, we only get to see what happens through the Mane Cast's perspective. However, what about the background and secondary characters? Don't they get their shine in the spotlight as well? Well, now they do! Watch (or read) as scenes from Equestria, A king and a prince rule. But, the king hit TV show is played in a miserly and greedy tyrant. The prince, however, is not. This is a one-shot story, with OC characters only.

whole different perspective as they are seen, through another's eyes.
[=[[reviews:ThroughAnothersEyes]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17489/Newsworthy Newsworthy]]'' net/story/25149/thrown-abroad Thrown Abroad]] '' by Medicshy
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Niaeruzu Niaeruzu]]
* Recommended by Eegah, {{Tropers/y2k}}{{@/Mooncalf}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/MikeRosoft



* ''Synopsis'': Tabloid reporter Ink Well arrives in Ponyville to do a story about the chaos at the Grand Galloping Gala. But when he learns about the damaging effects his magazine's stories have had on the Mane Six, he has a change of heart and tries to get corrections printed. And this draws everyone into a conspiracy bigger than anything they could suspect...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/30242/ Nightmare Night and Nyx]]'' by [=RealityCheck=]
* recommended by crowmagnon, Tropers/MaddTheSane, @/{{Korodzik}}

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* ''Synopsis'': Tabloid reporter Ink Well arrives in Ponyville A single changeling is blamed for the failed invasion of Canterlot, and literally kicked out of the hive. Fortunately he lands near a pony settlement, ripe for feeding. Unfortunately, it's Ponyville. Now what's a lost and alone changeling, too starved to change his appearance and forced to rely on an old cloak for disguise, supposed to do to survive in a story about town where the chaos at dreaded Elements of Harmony walk the Grand Galloping Gala. But when he learns about the damaging effects his magazine's stories have had on streets?
* Followed by ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/42862/ My Little Changeling: Friendship is Weird]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/129038/travelers-exile Traveler's Exile]]''.
[=[[reviews:ThrownAbroad]]=]

''[[http://shrapnelleader.deviantart.com/gallery/37536184/MLP-Story Time Traveling Kids of
the Mane Six, Six!]]'' by [[http://shrapnelleader.deviantart.com/ Shrapnelleader]]
* Recommended by {{@/James1}}
* ''Synopsis'': Nearly thirty years in the future, the Mane Six have married and settled down to raise families of their own. When Andromeda, Twilight's daughter, rediscovers a familiar time-traveling spell, she makes it her mission to fix what was once unfixable. The spell goes wrong and she and the other sons and daughters of the Mane Six find themselves in the past (before the events of Twilight's alicorn coronation). Separated after the jump, they must all find each other in time before they are discovered, or else they risk changing history and even erasing their own existence..
* ''Comments'': It should be noted that the author has stated his desire that the story remain shipping neutral, so even though the story involves the children of the mane six their fathers will in no way be named or physically described. Also the author has a fim fiction page were
he has a change put up rewrites of heart the first six chapters and tries has stated his intension to get corrections printed. And this draws everyone into a conspiracy bigger than anything they could suspect...

put the entire story on that site.
[=[[reviews:TimeTravelingKidsoftheManeSix!]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/30242/ Nightmare Night net/story/45650/Time-Waits-For-No-Mare.html Time Waits For No Mare]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/crimsonwatchtower crimsonwatchtower]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: A magical accident transports Applejack to a strange version of Ponyville; one where earth ponies are oppressed
and Nyx]]'' she's a wanted fugitive. AJ has to figure out how to survive a world that's both strange and familiar while searching for a way home.
* Tags: Adventure, Dark, Romance
[=[[reviews:OurTrueColors]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/ Songs Uncle Sings]]''
by [=RealityCheck=]
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* recommended Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': What do you get when you combine a musical uncle and a curious colt? You get this brief, happy tale about music, memory, family, and self-discovery at the cusp of adolescence.
* Short, sweet, and heartwarming in so many ways, with just a touch of comedy and world building. This touching piece reads like something from a memoir. As is often the case, there are subtle links to the author's other stories, if you can find them.


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23865/Tiny-Wings Tiny Wings]]''
by crowmagnon, Tropers/MaddTheSane, @/{{Korodzik}}[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DeadParrot222 DeadParrot222]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true? At the very least, she can always follow in the hoofsteps of her hero, right?
* ''Comments'': A fantastic story. A TearJerker, but still optimistic, the fic really captures the ponies' characterizations and fleshes out Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo's relationship. Inspired an author-endorsed follow-up/side-story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24646/Shine Shine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]], which is also just as fantastic. Also featured at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-tiny-wings.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:TinyWings]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7216936/1/To_bForgive_b_is_Equine To Forgive is Equine]]'' by Lowrider
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}



* ''Synopsis'': It's been a few months since the events of "[[Fanfic/PastSins Past Sins]]." Twilight has settled into the routine of being a mother, and Nyx has happily settled into the routine of being a (well, MOSTLY) normal little filly. But now they're closing in on one of the favorite holidays of the fall season, Nightmare Night--- which Nyx has never heard of and knows absolutely nothing about....
* Now part of a series that has its own page, ''FanFic/RealityChecksNyxVerse''.
[=[[reviews:Nightmare Night and Nyx]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/939/Nightmares-Don%27t-Last-Forever Nightmares Don't Last Forever.]]'' by BB
* Recommended by g17
* ''Synopsis'': The Elements of Harmony are defeated and Nightmare Moon stands on Equestria's throne as their new Queen. Is Equestria doomed to suffer through night time eternal or will they be... perfectly fine? Twilight finds her new job as slave or "personal assistant" to her new ruler to be a bit maddening. But is this evil sarcastic queen really as bad as she originally believed? And just how many others are diabolical enough to cash in on the change in staff? Can Nightmare truly run a peaceful Equestria? Only one way to find out.
[=[[reviews:NightmaresDontLastForever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-nightmare-state-of-mind.html Nightmare State of Mind]]'' by [=Jetfire=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ardashir}}
* ''Synopsis'': Welcome you poor, you flawed, you hopeless -- welcome to the Queendom of Nocturne!
[=[[reviews:NightmareStateOfMind]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58325/the-nightmare-before-nightmare-night The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Soulshard, Lich Queen of the Edeathstria, an alternate, spooky themed version of Equestria, grows tired of her monotonous life of leading her ghoulish kin in Nightmare Night festivities every year, and opts to journey to the 'real' Equestria in order to find out how mortals have fun. Little does she know this will kick off an incredible journey of self-discovery... when she opts to take the real Twilight's place. -- A parody of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
[=[[reviews:The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/139459/the-offduty-bar-and-grill The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/mber7560 mber7560]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Civil war broke out in Equestria a few months ago. This means that there's a whole new sector of the economy catering to soldiers and their needs. Factories are mass-producing weapons and armor, alcohol sales are up, and even the brothels are seeing increased profits. Browning Vineyard runs the Off-Duty Bar and Grill, a popular spot for the Joint Special Forces unit stationed at Fort Jack. He's seen a lot of beat-up soldiers walk through his doors, and he hasn't heard a lot of happy stories from them. Soldiers are becoming the rule rather than the exception. Which only makes tonight's visitor all the more confusing...
* Comments: The author and story are inspired by Kalash93's RacerAndTheGeek verse of stories. Author is [[Main/OneOfUs One Of Us]].
[=[[reviews:The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/117594/the-powder-and-the-spark The Powder and the Spark]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria, formally neutral in a war between the Crystal Empire and the Darkwoods Confederation, is forced to enter upon the seemingly permanent poison-induced coma of Princess Celestia. However, the rest of the world may not be far behind...
[=[[reviews:The Power And The Spark]]=]

''[[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/gallery/38603698 The Night the Magic Died]]'' by [[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/ ArofaTamahn]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a harrowed Griffin crash-lands on Celestia's balcony, she appoints Twilight and her friends to be his protectors from the evil creature chasing him. But, when the beast appears, it claims itself to be a law-enforcer from another world, and the Griffin to be a dangerous dimension-hopping sorcerer in disguise.\\
So, with the Griffin and the monster under the watch of Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor respectively, the ponies must learn about their charges and discover the truth, whatever it may be.
[=[[reviews:TheNightTheMagicDied]]=]

''[[http://bronycray.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3fyfaq The Night That Never Ended]]'' by [=BronyCray=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Flaera}}
* ''Synopsis'': What if Nightmare Moon had won? When a teleportation spell goes awry, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are transported to a realm of eternal night, ruled by the cold, iron hoof of Nightmare Moon.
* Tags:DarkFic
[=[[reviews:TheNightThatNeverEnded]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3514/No-hard-feelings No Hard Feelings]]'' by [=SeptimusMagistos=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane Five had a definite plan for revealing who was behind Mare Do Well: a surprise party! And just because Rainbow Dash forced the reveal a little early doesn't mean they can't all have cake!
* ''Comments'': A follow-up to the [[BrokenBase controversial]] episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well]]".
[=[[reviews:NoHardFeelings]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43466/nopony-needs-to-know Nopony Needs to Know]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A HurtComfortFic (but no shipping). For a long time, Rainbow Dash has been trying to convince Applejack to take an trip through the air with her. One day, Applejack, strangely solemn and quiet, suddenly accepts. Just what is troubling her?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=NoponyNeedsToKnow Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/490/Octavia%27s-Power-Hour Octavia's Power Hour]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Terse Terse]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': For what is ostensibly the most terrifying time in her entire life, Octavia forgets how to play her beloved cello. Shenanigans ensue, and Lyra reluctantly helps to pick up the pieces, with the help of our favorite DJ, Vinyl Scratch!
[=[[reviews:OctaviasPowerHour]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-old-stories.html The Old Stories]]'' by Thanqol
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Redikalus}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

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* ''Synopsis'': It's been a few months since the events of "[[Fanfic/PastSins Past Sins]]." Twilight Sparkle has settled into the routine of being come down with Horn Pox, a mother, common illness among unicorns. However, while relatively harmless to children who normally recover and Nyx has happily settled into the routine of being a (well, MOSTLY) normal little filly. But now they're closing become immune, it's potentially fatal to older ones who have never had it before and Twilight's life is put in on one serious jeopardy. As Rainbow Dash rushes to find a herb that grows nearby which can cure her, she encounters an old enemy of the favorite holidays of Mane Cast, the fall season, Nightmare Night--- which Nyx has never heard of Great and knows absolutely nothing about....
* Now part
Powerful Trixie. However, upon hearing of a series that has its own page, ''FanFic/RealityChecksNyxVerse''.
[=[[reviews:Nightmare Night and Nyx]]=]


Twilight's plight, the showboating unicorn quickly offers her hep. Why does Trixie want to help? Why does she seem to know so much about the illness now threatening Twilight's life? And does she too carry an unusual connection to the group no one is aware of?
[=[[reviews:ToForgiveIsEquine]]=]

*
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/939/Nightmares-Don%27t-Last-Forever Nightmares Don't Last Forever.]]'' net/story/79603/to-love-a-goddess To Love A Goddess]]'' by BB
Brony2983
* Recommended by g17
by: molotov
* ''Synopsis'': The Elements My name is Artemis, I was sworn in as Princess Celestia's personal guard quite some time ago. I've watched her for so many years and silently stood by her side during all the recent ups and downs of Harmony her reign. Now I'm going to tell her how I feel. I know it would never work, we're just too different. But sometimes, there are defeated things in a stallion's life he just has to do, and Nightmare Moon stands on Equestria's throne as their new Queen. Is Equestria doomed things he has to suffer through get off his chest. What happens tonight will be anypony's guess, but one thing is for certain... it will be a night time eternal or will they be... perfectly fine? Twilight finds her new job as slave or "personal assistant" to her new ruler to be a bit maddening. But is this evil sarcastic queen really as bad as she originally believed? And just how many others are diabolical enough to cash in on remember.
* Comments: One of
the change in staff? Can Nightmare truly run a peaceful Equestria? Only one way very few stories to find out.
[=[[reviews:NightmaresDontLastForever]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-nightmare-state-of-mind.html Nightmare State of Mind]]'' by [=Jetfire=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ardashir}}
* ''Synopsis'': Welcome you poor, you flawed, you hopeless -- welcome to the Queendom of Nocturne!
[=[[reviews:NightmareStateOfMind]]=]

''[[http://www.
get a perfect review score from [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/58325/the-nightmare-before-nightmare-night The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Soulshard, Lich Queen of the Edeathstria, an alternate, spooky themed version of Equestria, grows tired of her monotonous life of leading her ghoulish kin in Nightmare Night festivities every year, and opts to journey to the 'real' Equestria in order to find out how mortals have fun. Little does she know this will kick off an incredible journey of self-discovery... when she opts to take the real Twilight's place. -- A parody of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
[=[[reviews:The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/139459/the-offduty-bar-and-grill The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/mber7560 mber7560]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Civil war broke out in Equestria a few months ago. This means that there's a whole new sector of the economy catering to soldiers and their needs. Factories are mass-producing weapons and armor, alcohol sales are up, and even the brothels are seeing increased profits. Browning Vineyard runs the Off-Duty Bar and Grill, a popular spot for the Joint Special Forces unit stationed at Fort Jack. He's seen a lot of beat-up soldiers walk through his doors, and he hasn't heard a lot of happy stories from them. Soldiers are becoming the rule rather than the exception. Which only makes tonight's visitor all the more confusing...
* Comments: The author and story are inspired by Kalash93's RacerAndTheGeek verse of stories. Author
net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]] It is [[Main/OneOfUs One Of Us]].
[=[[reviews:The Off-Duty Bar And Grill]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/117594/the-powder-and-the-spark The Powder and the Spark]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Silent%20Bob Silent Bob]]
* Recommended by {{@/Jacker}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria, formally neutral in a war between the Crystal Empire and the Darkwoods Confederation, is forced to enter upon the seemingly permanent poison-induced coma of Princess Celestia. However, the rest of the world may not be far behind...
[=[[reviews:The Power And The Spark]]=]

''[[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/gallery/38603698 The Night the Magic Died]]'' by [[http://arofatamahn.deviantart.com/ ArofaTamahn]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a harrowed Griffin crash-lands on Celestia's balcony, she appoints Twilight and her friends to be his protectors from the evil creature chasing him. But, when the beast appears, it claims itself to be a law-enforcer from another world, and the Griffin to be a dangerous dimension-hopping sorcerer in disguise.\\
So, with the Griffin and the monster under the watch of Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor respectively, the ponies must learn about their charges and discover the truth, whatever it may be.
[=[[reviews:TheNightTheMagicDied]]=]

''[[http://bronycray.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3fyfaq The Night That Never Ended]]'' by [=BronyCray=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Flaera}}
* ''Synopsis'': What if Nightmare Moon had won? When a teleportation spell goes awry, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are transported to a realm of eternal night, ruled by the cold, iron hoof of Nightmare Moon.
* Tags:DarkFic
[=[[reviews:TheNightThatNeverEnded]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3514/No-hard-feelings No Hard Feelings]]'' by [=SeptimusMagistos=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Redhead64}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Mane Five had a definite plan for revealing who was behind Mare Do Well: a surprise party! And just because Rainbow Dash forced the reveal a little early doesn't mean they can't all have cake!
* ''Comments'': A follow-up to the [[BrokenBase controversial]] episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well]]".
[=[[reviews:NoHardFeelings]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43466/nopony-needs-to-know Nopony Needs to Know]]'' by shortskirtsandexplosions
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A HurtComfortFic (but no shipping). For a long time, Rainbow Dash has been trying to convince Applejack to take an trip through the air with her. One day, Applejack, strangely solemn and quiet, suddenly accepts. Just what is troubling her?
incredible.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=NoponyNeedsToKnow php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ToLoveAGoddess Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/490/Octavia%27s-Power-Hour Octavia's Power Hour]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Terse Terse]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': For what is ostensibly the most terrifying time in her entire life, Octavia forgets how to play her beloved cello. Shenanigans ensue,
''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xy28CF7zMdwfbmRnBnIXygJxnHR7UZqgSdjt7YX0dBA/edit?hl=en&pli=1# Today, Tomorrow and Lyra reluctantly helps to pick up the pieces, with the help of our favorite DJ, Vinyl Scratch!
[=[[reviews:OctaviasPowerHour]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-old-stories.html The Old Stories]]''
Forever]]'' by Thanqol
Chopper's Top Hat
* Recommended Recomended by Tropers/{{Redikalus}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}{{Tropers/JamesCorck}}, {{Salnax}}, Pichu



* ''Synopsis'': There are stories which define us. Stories that inspire us. And there are stories that damn us.
[=[[reviews:TheOldStories]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/146732/one-in-a-million One in a Million]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ocalhoun ocalhoun]])

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* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves is taking a day off from Mail Service to celebrate her daughter's birthday. The only problem is, her birthday is in four months. Why would Derpy celebrate her daughter's birthday so early?
* Warning: Sad.
[=[[reviews:TomorrowAndForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24827/Transdimensional-Zoology Transdimensional Zoology]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AbsoluteAnonymous AbsoluteAnonymous]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': The glamorous unicorn Opalescence is haunted by bizarre recurring dreams of a world in which she and her friends are all animals. But as vivid as these dreams are, surely they're just dreams, right?
There are stories which define us. Stories couldn't ''actually'' be a parallel universe somewhere where they're little more than pets ... ''right?''
[=[[reviews:TransdimensionalZoology]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87066/trenches Trenches]]'' by John 117
* Recommended by molotov
* ''Synopsis: "As i sit in my trench hole, I think to my wife, family, and friends; those who've I've lost and will never see again."
* Comments: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The fic is a sentimental piece about a soldier in an alternate universe Equestria going through something like World War One. It's a strong short piece; it'll only take a minute to read.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/trespasser.html The Trespasser]]'' by Sergeant Sprinkles
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Pacce}}
* ''Synopsis'': Shortly after "Griffon the Brush-Off" Big Macintosh finds an irate Gilda stealing apples from the orchard and he shows her how they deal with apple thieves.
[=[[reviews:TheTrespasser]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2278/Trixcord Trixcord]]'' by R.T. Stephens
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Years after the humiliation she suffered in Ponyville, Trixie has managed to scrape her way back to the top, even so far as managing to land a performance at the Grand Galloping Gala replaying the victory of the Elements' victory over Discord (their similar color scheme to those obnoxious hecklers and
that inspire us. And there upstaging brat is almost certainly just a coincidence). However, while she's studying Discord's statue, Discord enacts an escape plan by making Trixie go critical and uses the excess magic to break himself free. Though successful and knocking out Trixie in the process, it takes everything he's got and almost passes out from exhaustion. Desperate to avoid being re-imprisoned by a no doubt alerted Celestia, he possesses the unconscious Trixie. Unfortunately for him, he's pretty much out of power and is stuck connected to Trixie, something he tries to remedy by empowering her and siphoning off her excess magic. Celestia knows something is going on, and has her followed by the Elements of Harmony, something Discord quickly discovers and take whatever fun at their expense he can. Trixie for her part has no idea about the machinations going on around her, and is instead enjoying a resurgence in success, but familiar faces and unwanted memories start sticking their noses in where they are stories not welcome.
[=[[reviews:Trixcord]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23501/trixie-behind-the-curtain Trixie: Behind The Curtain]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ItsfromPeople ItsFromPeople]]
* Recommended by Mooncalf
* ''Synopsis'': Trixie returns to Ponyville with a brand new performance, a retelling of Nightmare Moon's defeat by the Elements of Harmony. However, it's not very accurate. Is Trixie attempting to humiliate them, or does she have something else in mind?
* ''Comments'': Starts out very humorous as it becomes clear Trixie has only a cursory understanding of the protagonists' roles, with Rarity as a magic-winged weatherpony who destroys clouds with focused sunlight and Fluttershy as a loud, belligerent monster slayer who makes dragons explode by staring at them. Turns adventurous as the challenges they face in the forest becomes significantly more epic. [[spoiler:Ends heartwarmingly as both the reader and the protagonists realizes
that damn us.
[=[[reviews:TheOldStories]]=]

Trixie genuinely intended to honor them, and managed to capture the essence of the whole thing.]]
[=[[reviews:TrixieBehindTheCurtain]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/121006/trixie-vs-equestria Trixie vs. Equestria]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/PaulAsaran PaulAsaran]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After finally hitting rock bottom and losing her last important possession, Trixie is issued a challenge by Princess Luna. Now, Trixie finds herself caught up in a fight against Luna's six ex-lovers for the right to claim the princess for her own, and she cannot afford to lose, even though she never agreed to this to begin with. What is Luna really up to? How does Celestia play into this? And why does Twilight Sparkle urge Trixie to win, when she's one of the challengers?
* ''Comments'': Despite what the title may imply, this story only shares a few similarities with Scott Pilgrim. It is also considerably less lighthearted and set in a [[CrapsackWorld very dark alternate version]] of Equestria, so you have been warned. That said, it is action-packed and highly recommended. Contains Trixie/Luna shipping.
[=[[reviews:TrixieVsEquestria]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/41443/Twilight-Discovers-Literary-Analysis Twilight Discovers Literary Analysis]]'' by Amit
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight reads a book about literature and, analysing her world, decides that everything she does is planned by someone other than her. She does not take it very well. Rated Everyone for adult humour.
* ''Comments'': It's meta. Very meta.
[=[[reviews:TwilightDiscoversLiteraryAnalysis]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/169192/twilight-on-acid Twilight on Acid]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Syeekoh Syeekoh]]
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Leapingriver}}, Tropers/{{Cadrpear}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight has just wrapped up synthesizing a chemical in her laboratory, but starts to have an interesting day when she accidentally doses herself with it.
[=[[reviews:TwilightOnAcid]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilight-sky-over-canterlot.html Twilight Sky over Canterlot]]'' by Foxxy
* Recommended by nifboy, [=SuddenFrost=], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, ptah1888, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': An introspective piece centered on Twilight and her interactions with Celestia, Luna, and Trixie; Twilight Sparkle returns to Canterlot at Celestia's bequest and revisits some old memories. If you treat everyone extra nice, you'll find you can get out of any situation you find yourself in.
[=[[reviews:TwilightSkyOverCanterlot]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7787597/1/Twilight-s-Answering-Machine Twilight's Answering Machine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/dayland dayland]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight gets an answering machine. {{Hilarity ensues}}. Based on [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Marzipan's Answering Machine.]] Currently ongoing.
[=[[reviews:TwilightsAnsweringMachine]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilights-best-friend.html Twilight's Best Friend]]'' by Blueshift
* Recommended by PDL
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': One dark and stormy night, Twilight Sparkle is visited by a strange pony. But this pony knows a lot about Twilight Sparkle; in fact, she might just be Twilight's number one fan. And that couldn't be a bad thing, right?
[=[[reviews:TwilightsBestFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60318/Twilight%27s-Life Twilight's Life]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DuskShadowTheArkane DuskShadowTheArkane]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DarthRevanFTW
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle. A name known to everpony in all of Equestria. She's saved Equestria multiple times now, and with her and her friends being the Elements of Harmony, as well as being Princess Celestia's "Most Faithful Student", she enjoys a great life. But what was before that? Follow her on her journey through foalhood, and her times as Celestia's Student.
[=[[reviews:TwilightsLife]]=]

''[[http://twitter.com/#!/mlp_twitponies TwitterPonies]]'' multiple authors
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}
* ''Synopsis'': A massive ongoing {{Twitter}} based PlayByPost roleplay with over a hundred accounts.
[=[[reviews:TwitterPonies]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15804/Two-and-Two-and-Two Two and Two and Two]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Mayclore Mayclore]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}. Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and friends learn that prolonged exposure to the power of Pinkie Pie can cause some rather interesting side effects.
[=[[reviews:Two and Two and Two]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/146732/one-in-a-million One in a Million]] net/story/68504/umbreka Umbreka]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ocalhoun ocalhoun]])net/user/Armanico+Vita Armanico Vita]])



* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After years of trying, Scootaloo finally discovers her special talent. It's the worst thing that ever happened to her. She'll have to leave Rainbow Dash and all her friends behind as she's forced to go off and learn about her new talent... and then it gets worse. (WARNING: It has a happy ending for Scootaloo, but there is Scootabuse.)

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* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After years of trying, Scootaloo finally discovers her special talent. It's the worst thing Fluttershy now lives a lonely life, traveling East, away from Equestria. It wasn't too long ago that ever happened to her. She'll have to leave Rainbow Dash and all a thin layer of powdery snow blanketed the ground. Now it was nothing more than nourishment for the blossoming flowers sprouting up in its place. All she has keeping her company are the soothing thoughts of her old friends behind and the few keepsakes she could smuggle out of Ponyville. For guidance, she looks forward towards the sunrises laid out before her; the sunsets are there to remind her of shady memories and the cold embracement of night. She is far from her home in Ponyville now and the creatures here aren't as friendly as those she knew back home. It seems as if her one her one specialty, the sole thing she's forced to go off retained has turned against her. Life may be hard without the guidance of her friends, but just as life will, she must continue on until she finds what she set out for. [This story was inspired by Austraeoh by Imploding Colon. It contains a few scenes of gore, but they are not frequent and learn don't represent Umbreka as a whole, read on with discretion.]
* Pairing(s): None
* Tags: N/A
[=[[reviews: Umbreka]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31842/an-understanding-heart An Understanding Heart]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Alaborn Alaborn]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Sgamer82}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Another year has passed, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders are still without their cutie marks. Now well past the time when they should have discovered their special talents, it’s time for them to receive the only kind of assistance that can help a cutie mark appear, the understanding heart of another. The counselor who once helped Cheerilee when she got her cutie mark will certainly have his hooves full today!
* Comments: The author has several good Cutie Mark Crusader fics, but this one in particular has an interesting premise in the idea of a counselor who specializes in helping ponies with their cutie marks both before (as in helping discover their true talents) and after (deciphering what the more abstract cutie marks can mean).

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/70882/universe-63 Universe 63]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/CarmenColor CarmenColor]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* Synopsis: Twilight tests out a spell from a book written by Starswirl the Bearded, with no information as to its effects. It ends up sending her to an AlternateUniverse, where she learns from Alternate!Spike that it was a highly unstable Universe Hopping Spell that Alternate!Twilight decided against testing a month earlier. Twilight now has no clear way to get back, but she can access any universe that she's already jumped to.\\
Eventually, after making [[RuleSixtyThree 63]] of these jumps, Twilight comes face to face with Dusk Shine - and promptly gets stranded for several months, thanks to Prince Solaris overreacting to what he thinks is a potentially dangerous intruder.
* Note: Recent chapters are shipping Twilight/[[spoiler:Elusive]], but it isn't enough of a focus for the Shipping page yet.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/166203/unlikely-allies Unlikely Allies]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ThunderTempest ThunderTempest]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle and Trixie get into an argument
about everything. They also go on an adventure, fight monsters and save Equestria, but, you know, that's just a side point.
* Comments: A thoroughly refreshing take on the rivalry between Twilight Sparkle and the Great and Powerful Trixie. VitriolicBestBuds saving the world while constantly laying into each other.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7360519/1/Upheaval-Breaking-Point Upheaval: Breaking Point]]'' and the sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7871753/1/Upheaval-Reckoning Upheaval: Reckoning]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3224263/Visiden-Visidane Visiden-Visidane]]
* Recommended by {{@/Naal2}}
* Status: complete (Upheaval: Breaking Point) complete (Upheaval: Reckoning)
* ''Synopsis for Breaking Point '': Equestria is a land of magic and harmony, a peaceful realm ruled by immortal, benevolent monarchs. But at what cost is this possible? A fateful encounter leads Twilight Sparkle to find out exactly how.
* ''Synopsis for Reckoning '': Sequel to Breaking Point. The war rages on in Equestria as the Heartland (the Equestria from the show) is drawn in.
[=[[reviews: Upheaval: Breaking Point]]=]
[=[[reviews: Upheaval: Reckoning]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24343/Visionary Visionary]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Razorbeam Razorbeam]]
* Recommended by Meat Wisdom
* ''Synopsis'': After Chrysalis failed to conquer Equestria, she was shamefully stripped of
her new talent... title of "Queen of the Changelings". Their people now leaderless, the Changeling race now finds itself in a unique situation. In the struggle for power, one Changeling seizes the attention of his people. Can he overcome his nature, and then it the nature of his people, to lead them into a better future?
* ''Comments'': This story does a great job of expanding on the Changeling race, giving them a nation, capital city, and political system. It also focuses on showing them as perfectly normal, with Chrysalis being a tyrant in their eyes and her army just a rogue faction of the Changeling military. Of course, not all Changelings are good either, such as certain members of the Council (one of whom is the BigBad) and a few hired assassins.
** As for the protagonist and titular visionary, Aurus, the story also does a top notch job of making him likable. Now at first he may come off as a GaryStu (people love him, he
gets worse. (WARNING: It crazy powerful, and he's an excellent strategist), but somehow the author manages to prevent him from truly being one (giving him flaws helps, his friends are just as responsible for his success as he himself is, and when he begins to truly get powerful, the energy he absorbs not only almost kills him, but he has to spend six months constantly training to harness it), and simply just has him be a happy ending badass. [[spoiler: He even gets shipped with Applejack for Scootaloo, good measure, giving her some much needed character development]]. Be sure to give this one a go. It gets pretty epic.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89379/vengeance-of-dawn Vengeance of Dawn]] and the sequel [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127451/comes-the-sunset Comes the Sunset]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Scipio+Smith Scipio Smith]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Complete (Vengeance of Dawn) Ongoing (Comes the Sunset)
* Synopsis for Vengeance of Dawn: Twilight grew up and found her destiny,
but there is Scootabuse.)one pony who feels embittered that it should have been her destiny, her glory. Breaking Dawn, Celestia's former student, is convinced that she is the true Element of Magic and has been robbed of her honours, her fame and most importantly of the love of Princess Celestia without which Dawn is nothing.
Rallying her old friends, Breaking Dawn sets out to bring Equestria's newest princess down and pass the final test her mentor set her all those years ago. As Dawn begins to wreak her vengeance, and Twilight struggles to protect her precious ponies from her elusive adversary, both these students of Celestia embark upon a dark path, paying no heed to the truth that a quest for revenge can only end one way.
* Synopsis for Comes the Sunset: Sunset Shimmer has returned, having travelled between worlds and crossed the dark spaces between dimensions to emerge changed, both more and less than a pony. Driven by a dream of impending doom, she sets out to unite the races of the world, heedless of the destruction that she would bring upon the world in the name of saving it. With the support of the proud zebras of Grevyia she launches an assault upon Equestria that will bring down the princesses and shake the peaceful land to its foundations. Using the power of the ancient Labyrinth Box, she imprisons the four mages who alone can threaten her: Twilight Sparkle, Breaking Dawn, Trixie and Chrysalis the Changeling. Now these former foes must work together to recover their true identities and escape the terrors of their enchanted prison.
With Twilight missing, Applejack and Pinkie Pie enslaved and Canterlot taken, Rarity must take up the mantle of leadership as Regent of Equestria, while Fluttershy braves dragons, deer and griffons in her quest for allies. And, as Sunset's tyranny grows ever more cruel, it falls upon the slender shoulders of the Cutie Mark Crusaders to be the salvation of Equestria.



* Tags: DarkFic (Comes the Sunset only)

[=[=[[reviews:VengeanceOfDawn]]=]=]
[=[=[[reviews:Comes theSunset]]=]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/116010/the-voice-of-reason The Voice of Reason]]'' by Pascoite
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synposis'': Everypony is her own worst critic, but few take it to the extreme that Derpy does. Still, where friendship and magic abound, a helping hoof is never far away, if only she'll reach out and take it.
* ''Comments'': If you have a friend like this or are like this, you will recognize the mind of Derpy as it constantly snipes at her.
[=[[reviews:TheVoiceOfReason]]=]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/1/welcome-to-the-brothel Welcome To The Brothel]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: molotov
* ''Synopsis'': A young stallion seeks solace from his troubles in the bed of a mare.
* ''Comments'': Contains some erotic content, but it's much less graphic than your usual clop. Considering that it's by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]], the same guy responsible for [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/1/last-one-standing Last One Standing]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek Racer And]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek The Geek]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100083/blissful-dream Blissful Dream,]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/1/shell-shock/the-tower Shell Shock.]] it contains an excellent character study in a rather short space. Must read!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RacerAndTheGeek Review here]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/91188/what-didnt-happen What Didn't Happen]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Zeg Zeg]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: How would things be different if Twilight had never made it to Ponyville? Twilight Sparkle finds out just how different things could be when she is forced to travel to her own past while chasing down a mystery; a plot to erase Princess Twilight Sparkle from history.
Landing in a time just weeks after the one thousandth Summer Sun Celebration, she finds a world shrouded in an eternal night, where the Elements of Harmony were never recovered. Can she fix the things that should have, but didn't happen? Or is this Equestria destined to head down a different path?
* Pairing(s): None.




"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43455/only-human-a-lyra-heartstrings-production Only Human: A Lyra Heartstrings Production]]" by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Smoking+Gun Smoking Gun]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Taiyou-x6}}
* ''Synopsis'': Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.
[=[[reviews:OnlyHuman]]=]

"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81909/the-overworked-alicorn The Overworked Alicorn]]" by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BreakDown BreakDown]]
* Recommended by Manga Manic
* ''Synopsis'': Have you ever heard of a mare named Faust? She's an Alicorn, just like the Princesses, but not a princess herself. Some say she's a queen, some say she's their mother. The truth, well... she's really overworked. And with her duty as The Equestrian Archivist she has a pretty demanding job. But what happens when this overworked alicorn decides that she wants to take a vacation in Ponyville? Furthermore, what'll happen when she skips out on her job to take that vacation.

''The [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2654004/Bookish_Delight P3 Project]] series'' by Bookish Delight
* Recommended by [[Tropers/FoominBlue FoominBlue]], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Pony Permutation Project, or P3 for short, explores the relationships between the main cast, one pair at a time.
[=[[reviews:P3Project]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68356/pegasus-device Pegasus Device]]'' by Aurora Dawn
* Recommended by lordnaseby
* ''Synopsis'': The official sequel to Rainbow Factory. Set 20 years after the events of the original story, the Cloudsdale Weather Corporation has grown to nearly triple the size that it was in Rainbow Factory with the original factory room having been shut down after the events with Scootaloo. Despite that, two foals manage to avoid being processed and they find themselves trying to escape from the bowels of the factory while an even crazier Rainbow Dash and her workers try to re-capture them to keep the glory of The Flock.

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/120377/perchance-to-dream Perchance to Dream]]'' by Ether Echoes
* Recommended by Arkain
* ''Synopsis'': The main character, Shady Blossom, is a thestral (bat pony) who is Babs Seed's stepmother. It starts off pretending to be a slice of life family fic, then hits you over the head with a frying pan. Shady's past turns out to be not only important, but different than what she thinks it is.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6878/1/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville A Perfectly Ordinary Day in Ponyville]]'' by The Equestrian Gentlecolt
* Recommended by Eegah
* ''Synopsis'': A parody fic: Twilight wanders through what has become a typical day for her...at least as far as fanfics are concerned. She blithely strolls through an absolute {{Cliche Storm}}, utterly unfazed by any of it at this point.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-perils-of-past.html Perils of the Past/Elements of Discord]]'' by Somber
* Recommended by {{Tropers/thelovelypenguin}}, ptah1888
* ''Synopsis'': "A thousand years ago Princess Celestia sealed away Nightmare Moon using the Elements of Harmony. Now the Cutie Mark Crusaders will awaken a threat imprisoned for all that time, and all of Equestria will learn which is greater: The Elements of Harmony or the Elements of Discord."
[=[[reviews:PerilsOfThePastElementsOfDiscord]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5345/Perquisition Perquisition]]'' by Diexna
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Glory Blaze}} and Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': In an unknown new world filled with mysterious and unexplored dangerous ruins, the story follows Sketch and Kickbolt, two explorers, as they slowly but surely uncover the history explaining what happened in this world. And more importantly, why the pony folk suddenly was brought to it just a little over a century ago.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50377/Pinkamena-Diane-Pie%3A-Consultant-Detective Pinkamena Diane Pie: Consultant Detective]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheRealOP TheRealOP]]
* Recommended by {{@/TheYanderee}}
* ''Synopsis'': The eccentric pink party pony, Pinkie Pie, plays detective with her lowly loyal assistant, Twilight Sparkle, solving crimes and having a good old time. From thieves, to missing ponies, stolen cutie marks, and insidious plots, there will be nothing Pinkie can't handle!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6978418/1/Pinkamina Pinkamina]]'' by Sithicus
* Recommended by @/MugenKagemaru
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie came home from the Gala depressed and forlorn, so who could hope to comfort her after the worst disaster of all disastrous parties? Pinkamina Diane Pie, that's who.
[=[[reviews:Pinkamina]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-opener-of-ways.html Pinkie Pie: The Opener of Ways]]'' by Trashcanman
* Recommended by Tropers/FoominBlue
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie saves Twilight and Applejack, but at what cost? Will they ever be able to look at her the same way again?
[=[[reviews:PinkiePieTheOpenerOfWays]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35444/Pinkie-Pie%2C-Psychologest Pinkie Pie, Psychologest]]'' by Masterweaver
* Recommended by Tropers/MuchAdoAboutNonny, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/{{Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie throws excellent parties. This is a fact of life, like Fluttershy being rather demure, or Rarity having a sense of style. But the fact is, Pinkie's parties cost bits, and her job at the bakery isn't supporting her passions anymore. So she dusts off her degree and opens a side business...
* ''Comments'': This fic deals with several more adultish themes, and yet manages to maintain a level of OriginalFlavor. Pinkie Pie as a psychologest (and yes, she ''[[RuleOfFunny deliberately]]'' misspells the word) is surprisingly effective. And entertaining, mustn't forget entertaining.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Midnight is a stallion who has long nursed a soft spot for Fluttershy. One night, Fluttershy invites him over to her place to talk. What follows is a wonderful night of passionate love.
* Comments: Don't let the clop get you down. This is a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash 93]] story. The characterization is wonderful, the story is heartmeltingly sweet, the sex is masterfully written, and there's even some world building and a bit of genuine real life sex advice. The sex is more intimate that lurid. May cause diabetes.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-discover-co-compiled.html The Ponies Discover /co/]]'' by Slywit
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': {{Exactly What It Says On The Tin}}, the ponies discover [[ImageBoards /co/]], and end up being a bit upset/affected by what they see. To make matters worse, they have to go on a diplomatic mission, which quickly turns into the camping trip from hell, whilst they struggle with people's perceptions of them, and [[FinaglesLaw everything going wrong]].
[=[[reviews:ThePoniesDiscoverCo]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-play-d.html Ponies Play D&D]]'' by Lucres
* Recommended by Captainhook, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when a bunch of ponies get together to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''? [[HilarityEnsues Comedy]], that's what!
[=[[reviews:PoniesPlayDnD]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19193/Ponies-Visit-McDonald%27s Ponies Visit McDonald's]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Equestrian%20Gentlecolt The Equestrian Gentlecolt]]

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\n"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43455/only-human-a-lyra-heartstrings-production Only Human: A Lyra Heartstrings Production]]" by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Smoking+Gun Smoking Gun]]\n* Recommended by Tropers/{{Taiyou-x6}}\n* ''Synopsis'': Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.\n[=[[reviews:OnlyHuman]]=]\n\n"[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81909/the-overworked-alicorn The Overworked Alicorn]]" by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BreakDown BreakDown]]\n* Recommended by Manga Manic\n* ''Synopsis'': Have you ever heard of a mare named Faust? She's an Alicorn, just like the Princesses, but not a princess herself. Some say she's a queen, some say she's their mother. The truth, well... she's really overworked. And with her duty as The Equestrian Archivist she has a pretty demanding job. But what happens when this overworked alicorn decides that she wants to take a vacation in Ponyville? Furthermore, what'll happen when she skips out on her job to take that vacation.\n\n''The [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2654004/Bookish_Delight P3 Project]] series'' by Bookish Delight\n* Recommended by [[Tropers/FoominBlue FoominBlue]], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}\n* ''Synopsis'': The Pony Permutation Project, or P3 for short, explores the relationships between the main cast, one pair at a time.\n[=[[reviews:P3Project]]=]\n\n''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68356/pegasus-device Pegasus Device]]'' by Aurora Dawn\n* Recommended by lordnaseby\n* ''Synopsis'': The official sequel to Rainbow Factory. Set 20 years after the events of the original story, the Cloudsdale Weather Corporation has grown to nearly triple the size that it was in Rainbow Factory with the original factory room having been shut down after the events with Scootaloo. Despite that, two foals manage to avoid being processed and they find themselves trying to escape from the bowels of the factory while an even crazier Rainbow Dash and her workers try to re-capture them to keep the glory of The Flock.\n\n''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/120377/perchance-to-dream Perchance to Dream]]'' by Ether Echoes\n* Recommended by Arkain\n* ''Synopsis'': The main character, Shady Blossom, is a thestral (bat pony) who is Babs Seed's stepmother. It starts off pretending to be a slice of life family fic, then hits you over the head with a frying pan. Shady's past turns out to be not only important, but different than what she thinks it is.\n\n''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6878/1/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville/A-Perfectly-Ordinary-Day-in-Ponyville A Perfectly Ordinary Day in Ponyville]]'' by The Equestrian Gentlecolt\n* Recommended by Eegah\n* ''Synopsis'': A parody fic: Twilight wanders through what has become a typical day for her...at least as far as fanfics are concerned. She blithely strolls through an absolute {{Cliche Storm}}, utterly unfazed by any of it at this point.\n\n[=[[reviews:What Didn't Happen]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-perils-of-past.com/2011/12/story-whats-eating-rainbow-dash.html Perils of the Past/Elements of Discord]]'' What's Eating Rainbow Dash?]]'' by Somber
* Recommended by {{Tropers/thelovelypenguin}}, ptah1888
Tropers/45xxx, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': "A thousand years ago Princess Celestia sealed away Nightmare Moon using the Elements of Harmony. Now the Cutie Mark Crusaders will awaken a threat imprisoned for all that time, and all of (from Equestria will learn which Daily) Mare Do Well has come and gone and Rainbow Dash has learned her lesson. Letter written, problem solved... right? Only lessons sometimes teach us more than we intend, as Twilight Sparkle learns.
* ''Comments'': This
is greater: The Elements essential reading after watching "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well", as it goes deep into detail why humiliating Rainbow like that was a '''bad''' idea. [[spoiler: It even reveals an interesting fact: This was all ''Twilight's'' idea, and that a good amount of Harmony or the Elements of Discord."
[=[[reviews:PerilsOfThePastElementsOfDiscord]]=]

ponies involved felt that this was '''wrong'''.]]
[=[[reviews:WhatsEatingRainbowDash]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5345/Perquisition Perquisition]]'' net/story/29338/When-Harmony-Was-Forged When Harmony Was Forged]] '' by Diexna
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Glory Blaze}} and Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': In an unknown new world filled with mysterious and unexplored dangerous ruins, the story follows Sketch and Kickbolt, two explorers, as they slowly but surely uncover the history explaining what happened in this world. And more importantly, why the pony folk suddenly was brought to it just a little over a century ago.

''[[http://www.
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50377/Pinkamena-Diane-Pie%3A-Consultant-Detective Pinkamena Diane Pie: Consultant Detective]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheRealOP TheRealOP]]
* Recommended by {{@/TheYanderee}}
* ''Synopsis'': The eccentric pink party pony, Pinkie Pie, plays detective with her lowly loyal assistant, Twilight Sparkle, solving crimes and having a good old time. From thieves, to missing ponies, stolen cutie marks, and insidious plots, there will be nothing Pinkie can't handle!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6978418/1/Pinkamina Pinkamina]]'' by Sithicus
* Recommended by @/MugenKagemaru
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie came home from the Gala depressed and forlorn, so who could hope to comfort her after the worst disaster of all disastrous parties? Pinkamina Diane Pie, that's who.
[=[[reviews:Pinkamina]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-opener-of-ways.html Pinkie Pie: The Opener of Ways]]'' by Trashcanman
* Recommended by Tropers/FoominBlue
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie saves Twilight and Applejack, but at what cost? Will they ever be able to look at her the same way again?
[=[[reviews:PinkiePieTheOpenerOfWays]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35444/Pinkie-Pie%2C-Psychologest Pinkie Pie, Psychologest]]'' by Masterweaver
* Recommended by Tropers/MuchAdoAboutNonny, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/{{Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie throws excellent parties. This is a fact of life, like Fluttershy being rather demure, or Rarity having a sense of style. But the fact is, Pinkie's parties cost bits, and her job at the bakery isn't supporting her passions anymore. So she dusts off her degree and opens a side business...
* ''Comments'': This fic deals with several more adultish themes, and yet manages to maintain a level of OriginalFlavor. Pinkie Pie as a psychologest (and yes, she ''[[RuleOfFunny deliberately]]'' misspells the word) is surprisingly effective. And entertaining, mustn't forget entertaining.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Midnight is a stallion who has long nursed a soft spot for Fluttershy. One night, Fluttershy invites him over to her place to talk. What follows is a wonderful night of passionate love.
* Comments: Don't let the clop get you down. This is a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash 93]] story. The characterization is wonderful, the story is heartmeltingly sweet, the sex is masterfully written, and there's even some world building and a bit of genuine real life sex advice. The sex is more intimate that lurid. May cause diabetes.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-discover-co-compiled.html The Ponies Discover /co/]]'' by Slywit
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}}, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': {{Exactly What It Says On The Tin}}, the ponies discover [[ImageBoards /co/]], and end up being a bit upset/affected by what they see. To make matters worse, they have to go on a diplomatic mission, which quickly turns into the camping trip from hell, whilst they struggle with people's perceptions of them, and [[FinaglesLaw everything going wrong]].
[=[[reviews:ThePoniesDiscoverCo]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-play-d.html Ponies Play D&D]]'' by Lucres
* Recommended by Captainhook, {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when a bunch of ponies get together to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''? [[HilarityEnsues Comedy]], that's what!
[=[[reviews:PoniesPlayDnD]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19193/Ponies-Visit-McDonald%27s Ponies Visit McDonald's]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Equestrian%20Gentlecolt The Equestrian Gentlecolt]]
net/user/HoovesLikeJagger HoovesLikeJagger]]



* ''Synopsis'': Improbably often, ponies arrive on Earth in a fairly private place, with one or two witnesses at most. This time, they came out in the middle of a crowded [=McDonald=]'s.
[=[[reviews:PoniesVisitMcDonalds]]=]

''[[http://www.furaffinity.net/user/theweaver Pony Grab Bag]]'' by Weaver
* Recommended by {{Tropers/ruff1298}}
* ''Synopsis'': A series of unusual, occasionally perverse, things happen to the Mane Cast.
[=[[reviews:PonyGrabBag]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70563/the-pony-that-never-was The Pony That Never Was]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Scootareader Scootareader]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Enigma is a new arrival to Ponyville, but after she goes to sleep each day, she's forced to re-live that day all over again, and nopony can see her or interact with her in any way. After the day is re-lived, she wakes up where she'd been before she had to re-live her day, but as if she'd never been there.
* Comments: While there are obvious if unintentional parallels with ''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'', the specifics are sufficiently different that the story is interesting in its own right.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15935/Ponytics Ponytics]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pickle Pickle]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': After receiving a letter about Democracy from Twilight, Princess Celestia decides that she needs to destroy this idea before a revolt starts up.
[=[[reviews:Ponytics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-pretty-in-pink.html Pretty in Pink]]'' by David Reinold
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Everypony tries to cope as the laughter is torn from their lives...
* Warning: Massive TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:PrettyInPink]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-prince-charming.html Prince Charming]]'' by Baldwin
* Recommended by Tropers/DerangedGenius
* ''Synopsis'': After the disaster of meeting Prince Blueblood, Rarity is done looking for the special pony to be her prince. So she decides to put her sewing skills to good use and make the perfect one of her own design.
* ''Warning'': Gore and Grimdark.
[=[[reviews:PrinceCharming]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrgZ-8oVIXmD5jOlmvF88pC0oi_lSgH4USq-HP1qjRM/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CK39nbIP Princess]]'' by Kosh

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Improbably often, ponies arrive Somepony had to create the Elements of Harmony. In the dark days of Discord's rule, Celestia called upon Vulcan, a minotaur blacksmith of legendary renown, to put harmony on Earth in his forge and hammer out a fairly private place, weapon with which she could defeat Discord. After Discord had been defeated, Celestia discovers he has also created a set of elements that oppose the Elements of Harmony. Vulcan ... is branded a traitor and is doomed to be imprisoned far, far away from Equestria. He has only one or two witnesses at most. This time, they came out in final request: to explain to the middle Princess why he created what he calls the True Elements of a crowded [=McDonald=]'s.Harmony.
[=[[reviews:PoniesVisitMcDonalds]]=]

''[[http://www.furaffinity.net/user/theweaver Pony Grab Bag]]''
[=[[reviews:WhenHarmonyWasForged]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9498521/1/When-We-Die When We Die]]''
by Weaver
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/139401/Scribbler Scribbler]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/ruff1298}}
Dellanotte
* ''Synopsis'': A series "Deep in Gryphona, frozen land of unusual, occasionally perverse, things happen to the Mane Cast.
[=[[reviews:PonyGrabBag]]=]

griffins, a mysterious pony searches for the friend who has been running from her for a hundred years. What do you do, however, when the friend you once knew is not the same as he used to be? What do you do if he is now a danger to innocents? What should you do when it is all your fault?"
* ''Comments'': An Outside POV Oneshot that only gets [[DarkFic darker]] the longer you [[TearJerker think about it]], and the longer it goes on the more you want to [[BigNo deny what's happening]]. [[spoiler: Every time Twilight decided that she totally knew what she was doing with that one spell? Yeah. This happens.]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70563/the-pony-that-never-was The Pony That Never Was]]'' net/story/36254/Where-Loyalties-Lie Where Loyalties Lie]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Scootareader Scootareader]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Enigma is a new arrival to Ponyville, but after she goes to sleep each day, she's forced to re-live that day all over again, and nopony can see her or interact with her in any way. After the day is re-lived, she wakes up where she'd been before she had to re-live her day, but as if she'd never been there.
* Comments: While there are obvious if unintentional parallels with ''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'', the specifics are sufficiently different that the story is interesting in its own right.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15935/Ponytics Ponytics]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pickle Pickle]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': After receiving a letter about Democracy from Twilight, Princess Celestia decides that she needs to destroy this idea before a revolt starts up.
[=[[reviews:Ponytics]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-pretty-in-pink.html Pretty in Pink]]'' by David Reinold
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Everypony tries to cope as the laughter is torn from their lives...
* Warning: Massive TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:PrettyInPink]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-prince-charming.html Prince Charming]]'' by Baldwin
* Recommended by Tropers/DerangedGenius
* ''Synopsis'': After the disaster of meeting Prince Blueblood, Rarity is done looking for the special pony to be her prince. So she decides to put her sewing skills to good use and make the perfect one of her own design.
* ''Warning'': Gore and Grimdark.
[=[[reviews:PrinceCharming]]=]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrgZ-8oVIXmD5jOlmvF88pC0oi_lSgH4USq-HP1qjRM/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CK39nbIP Princess]]'' by Kosh
net/user/LoyalLiar LoyalLiar]]



* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash is just awful at cooking, but the only thing worse than her cooking is the memories it conjures up.
* ''Comments'': Part of the ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge]]'' on how Rainbow Dash can't cook. An incredibly well-written story. Also, be warned, unlike many of the other entries in this challenge, it is also very sad. As one commentator put it: "Wow. I'm not usually much for sad pony stories, but that was really, really well done. It's hard to believe it's the product of just two hours' work! EDITING: - (but read it anyway, it's seriously well-done)"
[[=[reviews:Princess]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/91462/princess-sparkles-school-for-eccentric-unicorns Princess Sparkle's School for Eccentric Unicorns]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ColtClassic ColtClassic]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': WANTED: The newly crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle has set up a bold new initiative to discover new magic, and is sending out an open call to the unicorns of Equestria to apply for her research team. No experience in magical theory or research necessary. Enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking a must. The Equestrian government is not responsible for any physical, emotional, or magical trauma experienced during the course of the project or the application process.
* Note: Contains Twilight/Lyra shipping, and there is a Romance tag up, but not enough of a focus on it for the Shipping page just yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7403966/1/Princess_Textlestia Princess Textlestia]]'' by [=SoundofRainfall=]
* Recommended by [[{{Tropers/MugenKagemaru}} Mugen Kagemaru]]
* ''Synopsis'': At the suggestion of one of her guards, Princess Celestia gets a cell phone to make contacting her easier. Needless to say, access to text messaging also leads to the phone being used for other things...
[=[[reviews:PrincessTextlestia]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/115036/princess-twilight-vs-the-pointless-button Princess Twilight vs The Pointless Button]]'' by Kamikakushi
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Eagal}}
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when Twilight is faced with something that can absolutely not exist? Simple, she tries to get rid of it.
[=[[reviews:PrincessTwilightVsThePointlessButton]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/65703/professional-courtesy Professional Courtesy]]'' by Rainbooms Inc
* Recommended by @/{{Mike}}
* ''Synopsis'': Luna finds out the hard way that sometimes, mythologies don't play well together.
[=[[reviews:ProfessionalCourtesy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/132698/promised-land Promised Land]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Obselescence Obselescence]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle has walked the wastelands for a very long time, but now, at last, he has reached the end of his journey. He only hopes now that the gods will listen to his prayers, and finally allow him a good place to die.
* ''Comments'': No that's not a mistake in the synopsis. An after the end fic done in a very FiM manner.
[=[[reviews:PromisedLand]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/storygame-purloined-pony.html Purloined Pony]]'' by Chris
* Recommended by {{MegaTank}}

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* ''Synopsis'': "Equestria's Guard: the Bravest and the Best. Do you have what it takes?" So the advertisements say. When Rainbow Dash is just awful at cooking, but saves the only thing worse life of Princess Luna, however, she quickly comes to learn that there's a lot more to the guard than what everypony knows. As she faces down threats to her cooking friends, her Princesses, and her country, Rainbow will have to decide exactly who she is the memories it conjures up.
loyal to.
* ''Comments'': Part of This fic is ''fantastic''. The canon characters remain true to their portrayals in the ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/speedfic-challenge-compilation-post.html Equestria Daily Speedfic Challenge]]'' on how Rainbow Dash can't cook. An incredibly well-written story. Also, be warned, unlike many of show, the other entries in this challenge, it author's created characters are interesting, well-developed, and engaging. The story is also very sad. As one commentator put it: "Wow. I'm not usually much for sad pony stories, but that was really, really well done. It's hard to believe it's engrossing. And Loyal Liar has somehow done the product impossible: quality chapters delivered on a timely schedule of just two hours' work! EDITING: - (but read it anyway, it's seriously well-done)"
[[=[reviews:Princess]]=]

considerable size (each chapter is around 12000 words usually). If you have a few hours free, go on a reading binge. You won't be disappointed.
[=[[reviews:WhereLoyaltiesLie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/91462/princess-sparkles-school-for-eccentric-unicorns Princess Sparkle's School for Eccentric Unicorns]]'' net/story/983/Where-the-World-Ends Where the World Ends ]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ColtClassic ColtClassic]]
net/user/hlissner hlissner]]
* Recommended Recomended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
AugustoD
* ''Synopsis'': WANTED: Fable, a snarky little mare, has a penchant for finding trouble. When she finds a secret too big to keep, the truth will force her on a journey across a world she was convinced was gone, and with only one word to guide her way: Equestria.
* Comments: This fanfic also has its own wiki, which expands A LOT the canon, adding new races, places, history and ideas of how magic works. [[http://wtwe.wikia.com/wiki/Where_the_World_Ends_Wiki Link]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/175208/the-white-void
The newly crowned Princess White Void]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sealcake Sealcake]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis:
Twilight Sparkle has set up casts a bold new initiative to discover new magic, spell in a foreign language, unfortunately, things don't go well and is sending she ends stuck up in the White Void; an empty and endless white space, accompanied with Rainbow Dash.
However, questions start invading Rainbow's head. What were her friend's intentions to cast such a powerful spell? Will they get
out an open call to the unicorns of Equestria to apply for her research team. No experience in magical theory or research necessary. Enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking a must. The Equestrian government is not responsible for any physical, emotional, or magical trauma experienced during the course of the project Void or will they lose their sanity in it?
Inspired by
the application process.
* Note: Contains Twilight/Lyra shipping, and there is a Romance tag up, but not enough of a focus on
story Austraeoh (though it for the Shipping page just yet.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7403966/1/Princess_Textlestia Princess Textlestia]]'' by [=SoundofRainfall=]
will differ enormely).
* Recommended by [[{{Tropers/MugenKagemaru}} Mugen Kagemaru]]
Pairing(s): None.
* ''Synopsis'': At the suggestion of one of her guards, Princess Celestia gets a cell phone to make contacting her easier. Needless to say, access to text messaging also leads to the phone being used for other things...
[=[[reviews:PrincessTextlestia]]=]

Tags: DarkFic
[=[[reviews:The White Void]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/115036/princess-twilight-vs-the-pointless-button Princess Twilight vs The Pointless Button]]'' net/story/38135/Who-We-Are Who We Are]]'' by Kamikakushi
kits
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Eagal}}
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when Twilight is faced with something that can absolutely not exist? Simple, she tries to get rid of it.
[=[[reviews:PrincessTwilightVsThePointlessButton]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/65703/professional-courtesy Professional Courtesy]]'' by Rainbooms Inc
* Recommended by @/{{Mike}}
* ''Synopsis'': Luna finds out the hard way that sometimes, mythologies don't play well together.
[=[[reviews:ProfessionalCourtesy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/132698/promised-land Promised Land]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Obselescence Obselescence]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle has walked the wastelands for a very long time, but now, at last, he has reached the end of his journey. He only hopes now that the gods will listen to his prayers, and finally allow him a good place to die.
* ''Comments'': No that's not a mistake in the synopsis. An after the end fic done in a very FiM manner.
[=[[reviews:PromisedLand]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/storygame-purloined-pony.html Purloined Pony]]'' by Chris
* Recommended by {{MegaTank}}
Troppers/{{immblueversion}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}



* ''Synopsis'': A ChooseYourOwnAdventure starring Carrot Top. When Apple Bloom goes missing at the hands of a band of mischievous creatures, it's up to you to try and save her, along with the help of the other members of Ponyville if you so choose. Plenty of choices to make and 18 varying endings.
[=[[reviews:PurloinedPony]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages Q-Z]]
''[[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B4dYHt1reJcuZmVmZDY5N2QtNDhjYS00MjFhLTg5ZWItMjNlOGNiYTU4NmNm&hl=en_US&authkey=CO6Lk9kH A Quick Buck]]'' by Mak
* Recommended by @/QuackorTheFowl
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash is given the chance to impress one of her idols, she finds herself in the middle of a money problem. Can she count on her friends to help her make it in the big leagues? Will her friends still be able to count on her once she gets there?
[=[[reviews:AQuickBuck]]=]

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/77712/racist-barn Racist Barn]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ponydora%20Prancypants Ponydora Prancypants]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}

to:

* ''Synopsis'': A ChooseYourOwnAdventure starring Carrot Top. When Apple Bloom goes missing at the hands of a band of mischievous creatures, it's up to you to try and save her, along with the help of the other members of Ponyville if you so choose. Plenty of choices to make and 18 varying endings.
[=[[reviews:PurloinedPony]]=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fics without pages Q-Z]]
''[[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B4dYHt1reJcuZmVmZDY5N2QtNDhjYS00MjFhLTg5ZWItMjNlOGNiYTU4NmNm&hl=en_US&authkey=CO6Lk9kH A Quick Buck]]'' by Mak
* Recommended by @/QuackorTheFowl
* ''Synopsis'': When Rainbow Dash is given the chance to impress
letter from Celestia interrupts one of her idols, she finds herself in Pinkie's parties with disturbing news. Now friendships will be pushed to the middle limit as Twilight struggles to uncover which of a money problem. Can she count on her friends is not who, or even what, she appears to help her make it in the big leagues? Will be.
* ''Comments'': A very gripping fic that presents what would happen when Twilight learns that one of
her friends still be able is a changeling spy. It delves into not only how Twilight and the other four ponies cope with knowing one of their friends has been lying to count on them for as long as they've known each other, but also the changeling's fears of being cornered by the ponies [[BecomingTheMask she allowed herself to become friends with]], all without giving away her once she gets there?
[=[[reviews:AQuickBuck]]=]

''[[https://www.
identity. Be warned that it ''does'' feature shipping between Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash.
[=[[reviews:WhoWeAre]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/77712/racist-barn Racist Barn]]'' net/story/43912/1/Why-Does-Applejack-Cry%3F/Becoming-A-Little-Older Why Does Applejack Cry?]]'' by [[https://www.Brony_Fife
* Recommended by Tropers/{{superpooper}}
* ''Synopsis'': Apple Bloom asks Granny Smith a question that's been bugging her for ages.
* ''Comments'': Beautifully-written, tragic, and charged with emotion.
[=[[reviews:WhyDoesApplejackCry]]=]

''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/user/Ponydora%20Prancypants Ponydora Prancypants]]
net/story/3693/Why-Didn%27t-Ah-Stay-at-Th%27-Farm%3F Why Didn't Ah Stay at Th' Farm?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/FanNotANerd FanNotANerd]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}{{@/Nightelf37}}



* ''Synopsis'': The Unity Day party at Sweet Apple Acres goes awry after surprising accusations are leveled at Applejack, on account of some difficult-to-discern lyrics.
* Comment: Inspired by a memetic {{Mondegreen}} from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]], this is a well-written comedy of errors with an especially hilarious payoff.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/974/Raiders-of-the-Cutie-Mark Raiders of the Cutie Mark]]'' by [=DJLowrider=]
* Recommended by @/RLYoshi, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': When the Cutie Mark Crusaders find a book telling of an ancient artifact with the power to grant one's heart's desire, it leads them on their biggest adventure ever - and quite possibly their last!
[=[[reviews:RaidersOfTheCutieMark]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12291/Rail-Riders Rail Riders]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vanner Vanner]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': The Unity Day party A... minor accident at Sweet Apple Acres goes awry after surprising accusations are leveled at Applejack, on account sends Big Macintosh to Ponyville in the middle of applebuck season. At first, things seem fine. But then some difficult-to-discern lyrics.
* Comment: Inspired by a memetic {{Mondegreen}} from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]], this is a well-written comedy
of errors with an especially hilarious payoff.

the mares begin acting a little... oddly. Then very oddly. Turns out every other stallion skipped town for a very good reason.
[=[[reviews:WhyDidntAhStayAtThFarm]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/974/Raiders-of-the-Cutie-Mark Raiders of the Cutie Mark]]'' net/story/15621/Wild%2C-Sweet-%26amp%3B-Cool Wild, Sweet & Cool]]'' by [=DJLowrider=]
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Kwakerjak Kwakerjak]]
* Recommended by @/RLYoshi, @/MadCormorant
Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When the Cutie Mark Crusaders find After reading a book telling of an ancient artifact with by Spitfire's personal trainer, Rainbow Dash decides that the power best way to grant one's heart's desire, it leads them on get closer to her ultimate goal of joining the Wonderbolts is to add strength training to her practices by having one of her friends ride her. However, when she decides that Twilight Sparkle is just the mare for the job, the pegasus gets a bit more than she bargained for.
* ''Comments'': This story is ''really'' well-written. The author absolutely nails Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle's characterizations, and depicts
their biggest adventure ever - and quite possibly their last!
[=[[reviews:RaidersOfTheCutieMark]]=]

relationship skillfully. Note, this is not a shipping fic. The relationships in the fic are completely platonic, not withstanding some NotWhatItLooksLike moments. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/story-wild-sweet-cool.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:Wild,Sweet&Cool]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12291/Rail-Riders Rail Riders]]'' net/story/4022/Wingmares Wingmares]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vanner Vanner]]net/user/CouchCrusader CouchCrusader]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, {{@/thenacho}}
* ''Synopsis'': Little Rainbow Dash is loyal to one pony and one pony only: herself. It's a simple system, and it gets her through the days. But that all changes one stormy summer afternoon at flight camp, when another pegasus blunders into her life--a pegasus with whom she shares nothing in common.
[=[[reviews:Wingmares]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31707/Without-a-Rhyme Without A Rhyme]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sorren Sorren]]



* ''Synopsis'': Determined to try everything, the Cutie Mark Crusaders hop aboard a rail car and set off down the rails for adventure.
[=[[reviews:RailRiders]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7151151/1/Rain_without_Rainbows Rain without Rainbows]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1102084/Leoshi Leoshi]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Make a wish." Rainbow Dash is granted an opportunity which seems false. But does that mean the wish was imagined? And whose wish is actually granted? "You cannot hope to beat me, dear Princess. Your Harmony lies broken!"
* ''Comments'': A wonderfully written fic. The author's descriptions and prose is just beautiful. The characters are excellently written and well within character. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-rain-without-rainbows.html Equestria Daily]]. Now, also at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2383/Rain-without-Rainbows FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:RainwithoutRainbows]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10624/Reading-Rainbow Reading Rainbow]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Corejo Corejo]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When a freak reading accident causes Twilight to be admitted to the Ponyville hospital, Rainbow Dash is right by her side. Compelled by a sense of duty and repayment, she takes it upon herself to cheer up her friend.
* ''Comments'': This story is one long [[HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]], with a good dose of funny as well. Rainbow Dash loyally repaying Twilight Sparkle for helping her learn the wonder of reading really fits her character. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/story-reading-rainbow.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:ReadingRainbow]]=]

''[[http://nimaru.deviantart.com/art/The-Real-Story-P1-quot-Miasma-quot-254006923 The Real Story]]'' by Nimaru
* Recommended by {{@/Liangnui}}
* ''Synopsis'': This is... my explanation of what REALLY happened. I mean, 1000 years before episode one, they had light and cities. Why wouldn't there have been plenty of ponies out in the dark? And why banish her for 1000 years? Doesn't that seem extreme? So many people say Celestia is a "troll" for this when in reality there was no other way. More than anything, I am doing this comic series to defend Celestia who is probably the greatest pony who has ever lived in Equestria and it breaks my heart the way people treat her sometimes. Now it's time to find out the REAL story behind the legend of the elements of harmony (I just hope I can do it justice with my current level of skill!)
[=[[reviews:TheRealStory]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/1/reflections/solace Reflections]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia and Luna share a quiet spring morning together. HilarityEnsues.
* Comments: It's sorta a followup to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing.]] You don't need one to understand the other, although you're robbing yourself of a great experience if you don't.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Reflections Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Two lovers find time for each other to reaffirm their love. Better than it sounds.
* Comments: If erotica could be an art form, then this would be a stellar example. The whole thing is thoroughly heartwarming and heavily atmospheric. It's a short piece, too, but it packs so much emotional content into its length. Must read!

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10354/Remember-the-Good-Days%3F Remember the Good Days?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Carmine Carmine]]

to:

* ''Synopsis'': Determined to try everything, the Cutie Mark Crusaders hop aboard a rail car and set off down the rails for adventure.
[=[[reviews:RailRiders]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7151151/1/Rain_without_Rainbows Rain
The speaking of rhymes. Zecora has never spoken without Rainbows]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1102084/Leoshi Leoshi]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Make a wish." Rainbow Dash is granted an opportunity which seems false. But does that mean the wish was imagined? And whose wish is actually granted? "You cannot hope to beat me, dear Princess. Your Harmony lies broken!"
* ''Comments'': A wonderfully written fic. The author's descriptions and prose is just beautiful. The characters are excellently written and well within character. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-rain-without-rainbows.html Equestria Daily]]. Now, also at [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2383/Rain-without-Rainbows FIMFiction.net]].
[=[[reviews:RainwithoutRainbows]]=]

rhyme, but... what happens when she can't rhyme?
[=[[reviews:WithoutARhyme]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10624/Reading-Rainbow Reading Rainbow]]'' net/story/7016/would-it-matter Would it Matter?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Corejo Corejo]]
net/user/primalcorn1 primalcorn1]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Status'': Complete
{{@/Shadowwing09}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a freak reading accident causes A near death experience for Twilight has her questioning her place in life, and her worth to be admitted those she cares for. Unable to stand the Ponyville hospital, Rainbow Dash is right by nagging doubts that her side. Compelled by a sense of duty and repayment, she takes it upon herself to cheer up her friend.
* ''Comments'': This story is one long [[HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]], with a good dose of funny as well. Rainbow Dash loyally repaying
friends don't truly love her, Twilight Sparkle seeks out each of her friends for helping her learn questioning to discover the wonder truth, however painful it may be
* ''Comment'': Full
of reading the kind of sweet fluff you'd expect from the show itself, this fic really fits her character. Also featured on [[http://www.hits close to home for anyone with self esteem issues. Rather then a generic "of course we love you!" from the rest of the Mane Six, the author takes the time to really deliver a different message with the same meaning from each personality.
* ''Update'': Rather unfortunately, the author has pulled all of his work off of his profile. Primalcorn1 feels that stories about ponies does not mesh with his reason of being a writer. Look up his profile for the specifics if you must.
[=[[reviews:WoulditMatter]]=]

''[[http://www.
equestriadaily.com/2012/02/story-reading-rainbow.com/2011/08/story-worst-bakers-in-equestria.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:ReadingRainbow]]=]

''[[http://nimaru.deviantart.com/art/The-Real-Story-P1-quot-Miasma-quot-254006923
The Real Story]]'' Worst Bakers in Equestria]]'' by Nimaru
Bob from Bottles
* Recommended by {{@/Liangnui}}
{{Tropers/Miar}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': This is... my explanation Comprised of what REALLY happened. I mean, 1000 years before episode one, seven stories:
** The first four cover Luna, Ditzy Doo (aka Derpy Hooves), Rainbow Dash, Trixie, and their [[LethalChef inability to bake anything]], as
they had light prepare for the eponymous competition.
** The next two cover the preliminaries
and cities. Why wouldn't there have been plenty of ponies out in the dark? And why banish her for 1000 years? Doesn't that seem extreme? So many people say Celestia is a "troll" for this when in reality there was no other way. More than anything, I am doing this comic series to defend Celestia who is probably big contest itself.
** In
the greatest pony who has ever lived in Equestria and it breaks my heart last story, inspired by the way people treat her sometimes. Now it's time to find out competition, the REAL story behind the legend of the elements of harmony (I just hope I can do it justice with my current level of skill!)
[=[[reviews:TheRealStory]]=]

Cutie Mark Crusaders try their hand at bad baking.
[=[[reviews:TheWorstBakersInEquestria]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/1/reflections/solace Reflections]]'' net/story/62815/the-woeful-sad-sorrow-of-king-sombra The Woeful, Sad Sorrow of King Sombra]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 kalash93]]
Fiddlebottoms
* Recommended by: Molotov
by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': Celestia ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' A light-hearted, comedy one-shot. After defeating King Sombra
and Luna share a quiet spring morning together. HilarityEnsues.
* Comments: It's sorta a followup to [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing Last One Standing.]] You don't need one to understand
saving the other, although you're robbing yourself Crystal Empire, Twilight is getting some well-deserved rest, only for the unicorn tyrant to return--into her bathroom. He warns her that being a Savior of the Crystal Empire is ''not'' a great experience good thing at all if you don't.
value your sanity... as he himself discovered when he was their savior ages ago.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Reflections php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheWoefulSadSorrowOfKingSombra Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]]'' net/story/563/A-Year-to-the-Day A Year to the Day]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Two lovers find time for each other to reaffirm their love. Better than it sounds.
* Comments: If erotica could be an art form, then this would be a stellar example. The whole thing is thoroughly heartwarming and heavily atmospheric. It's a short piece, too, but it packs so much emotional content into its length. Must read!

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10354/Remember-the-Good-Days%3F Remember the Good Days?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Carmine Carmine]]
net/user/DJLowrider DJLowrider]]



* ''Synopsis'': Sometimes things happen that no one can control. When this happens to Equestria, Twilight and her friends sit alone on top of a hill on the outskirts of the burning city behind them, talking about the good times they've shared as friends, dwelling deeper into their friendship. With only so little time, only so few words can be mustered by the group except when they remember the good days.
* ''Warning:'' You may need a box of tissues afterwards. This is a TearJerker.
[=[[reviews:Remember the Good Days]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56854/The-Return-of-Princess-Nightmare-Moon The Return of Princess Nightmare Moon]]'' by Aegis Shield
* Recommended by autobot
* ''Synopsis'': All of Equestria is united in celebration for the return of their beloved Princess Nightmare Moon. But when Celestia and everypony else recieve her she's skeletally starved, filthy, and very nearly dead. It's up to everypony to do their part to help the dark alicorn, or Equestria may only have one Princess after all. 1,000 years is a long time to be alone on the moon. [[spoiler: Alternate Universe, there never was a Luna]]
* ''Comments'': A very unique take on the return of Nightmare Moon.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78269/rise-of-the-dark-age Rise of the Dark Age]] by Broadway Sweetie Belle ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Broadway+Sweetie+Belle Broadway Sweetie Belle]])

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis: ''My lord. For two thousands years you've waited, you've watched this world change in the depths of your prison; waiting for the day that you would returned to consume it. And now the world is at a crippled state. The eldest Alicorn sister rules over the land, unaware that her 'golden age' is what has kept this world off balance, and keeping your resurrection alive. But the one who had imprisoned you has sent forth the child of your first victims, to restore the world in its rightful path. But what can the Draconequus do, when the harmony he created turns against him?'' Concord is the spirit of order and balance. In a time when Equestria was ruled under chaos. Concord did a great deed for the ponies of the land. But in his ignorance and prideful state, he had unbalanced the world that he himself was sworn to protect. After a thousand years, Concord travels back to Equestria, determined to make things right again. However, it my be much more difficult than anticipated. If betraying friends, and destroying lives is what it'll take to balance the world, can he truly do it? Or will he embrace the dark side he never knew he had?
* Alternate Synopsis: Many stories tell of a world that is in need of a hero. But what if the world needed a villain? Concord, the spirit of order and balance, must do the difficult job of becoming that villain.
* Pairing(s): Celestia/OC onesided. (not a romance fic, but has some romantic elements)
* Tags:{{Shipping}}
[=[[reviews: Rise of the Dark Age]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24084/the-road-to-ponyville The Road to Ponyville]]'' by Glue Factory
* Recommended by {{@/Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis:'' It’s one misadventure after another for Pinkie Pie and Rarity as they hoof it home. They'll throw down with angry locals, empty stomachs, tourist traps, and the largest confection this side of Equestria. It's not just a question of can make it home. Can they do it together?
* Comments: A hilarious little fic that picks up where "The Last Roundup" left off, with Rarity and Pinkie Pie lost in the middle of the desert trying to make their way back to Ponyville, and which pays homage to classic comedy duo films, like Crosby and Hope's ''Road'' movies.
[=[[reviews:TheRoadToPonyville]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12166/Rocks-fall%3B-Everypony-dies Rocks fall; Everypony dies.]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ToXikyogHurt ToXikyogHurt]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Cutie Mark Crusaders attempt some crusading when the Mane 6 leave on holiday. With about the level of success you're probably expecting. Don't worry, no character death takes place at all.
[=[[reviews:RocksFallEveryponyDies]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19731/Room-213 Room 213]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Whirring+Gears Whirring Gears]]
* Recommended by {{@/LanceOmikron}}
* ''Synopsis'': Working as a waiter at Canterlot's various social gatherings is a nice job. Especially since you began chatting with the cello player of the usual quartet, Octavia. You've gotten to know a lot about her, but one night there seems to be something on her mind. You offer her a drink to ease her nerves and you bring your glasses together in cheers. Next thing you know, you wake up in a strange hotel room in a town you've never been to next to a certain gray mare.
[=[[reviews:Room213]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8454/running-from-myself Running From Myself]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/torrentialCAM torrentialCAM]]
* Recommended by {{@/Shadowwing09}}
* ''Synopsis'': While Twilight, Rarity, and Fluttershy are at dinner together at a fancy resturaunt, they have an encounter with two mares that use to be Twilight's schoolmates at Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns. Surprised and disturbed by Twilight's hostile reaction to them, Rarity delves into Twilight's past to find that the cheerful bookworm has more emotional pain in her past then one might think
* ''Comment'': A rather emotional trip for the reader that explores the very strong possibility that Twilight was bullied as a filly, this story reveals the pain of Twilight's past and shows her struggling with her issues in the present, with hope for the future. Bully victims will easily relate to Twilight here and find comfort in the role Twilight's friends play. As an added stroke, the author handles the punishment of the bullies very well with a good moral lesson to boot.
[=[[reviews:RunningFromMyself]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9387/The-Running-of-Lyra The Running of Lyra]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lurks-no-More Lurks-no-More]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The autumn is coming, and our favorite bipedal unicorn, Lyra, is preparing for the big event of the season - the Running of the Leaves! But how is Bon-Bon going to take it? And can Lyra's body take the bipedal cross-country race? Only one way to find out!
[=[[reviews:TheRunningOfLyra]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2432 School Daze]]'' by Paleo Prints
* Recommended by {{Tropers/tokyooranges}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After her students release the spirit of Discord on an official field trip, Cheerilee finds herself out of a job. With no opportunities in Ponyville, the schoolmare takes a job offer in the inner city area of Canterlot's old mining town. Can even she overcome the insanities of her colleagues and apathy of her students in time to pass her next annual review? And who is the mysterious backwards-talking filly following Cheerilee around? Luna's School for Disadvantaged Youngsters will never be the same! Now has its own Fanfic/SchoolDaze page.
[=[[reviews:SchoolDaze]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8421/scootaloo-in-cloudsdale Scootaloo in Cloudsdale]]'' by Tamar
* Recommended by Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Synopsis'': After realising that Scootaloo has never been to Cloudsdale, Rainbow takes the filly to the citadel of the pegasi, much to Scootaloo's excitement.
* ''Comments'': Day in the life/friendshipping
[=[[reviews:ScootalooInCloudsdale]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24072/Scootaloo%27s-Parents Scootaloo's Parents]]'' by Carmine
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Salnax1}}
* ''Synopsis'': Every week, in secrecy, Scootaloo goes to her parent's house. She's afraid of other ponies finding out because her parents are rather... strange. But maybe things aren't as they seem, as her parents are about to tell her something that can turn her entire world upside down...
* ''Comments'': A hilarious oneshot.
[=[[reviews:Scootaloo'sParents]]=]

* ''The Screwball Trilogy'' (''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/The-Turning-of-the-Screwball-264019056 The Turning of the Screwball]]'', ''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-Mio-Amore-272033998 Screwball Mio Amore]]'' and ''[[http://warrenhutch.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-over-277872378 Screwball Over]]''), by Warren Hutch
* Reccomended by {{@/GG Crono}}
* ''Synopsis'': Button Stitch is an excessively regular mare with excessively regular habits, but something strange has begun to happen to her in the wake of Discord's rampage.
* ''Comments'': These stories are a very interesting, funny, and occasionally adorable take on the very peculiar background pony popularly known as Screwball.
[=[[reviews:TheScrewballTrilogy]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-secret-tub-fun.html Secret Tub Fun Series]]'' by Lawnpygmy
* Recommended by PDL, Hyunthesosarian, Dracobolt, Tropers/SNobleJr
* ''Synopsis'': Several short stories about each of the characters bathing.
[=[[reviews:SecretTubFunSeries]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/52164/Seeing-the-Pattern Seeing the Pattern]]'' by Aegis Shield
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kytseo}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'':Every night when Pinkie Pie goes to bed, Pinkamina rises. Using the cryptic powers of the Pinkie Sense, she deciphers the clues and goes out to prevent the deaths of others. Meanwhile, the Stallion Lickity Split is developing feelings for Pinkie's darker half, and the Royal Sisters do NOT like Pinkamina messing with fate.
* ''Comments'': A pretty good twist on the idea of Pinkie having a ShadowArchetype SplitPersonality in Pinkamena, making her an {{Antihero}} instead of a psychopath. It's overall a pretty good story with a really good overall ScrewDestiny message in it. It presently has [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/52312/Seeing-the-Pattern-2%3A-Death-Take-You a sequel.]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24646/Shine Shine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Her parents hadn’t come close to telling us what had happened. As I read her newest letter I couldn't believe what she was telling me. This kid hadn’t 'had an accident'… this kid, damn, this kid had been buckin' broken... she’d been broken…"
* ''Comments'': It is fantastic enough to merit its own entry on this page. Be warned, a bit of a TearJerker. Also featured at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-shine.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:Shine]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-side-stories-are-never-successful.html Side Stories are Never Successful]]'' by A Pony Farce
* Recommended by regresal
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A side story to Suited for Success that focuses on Spike and his connections in Canterlot.
[=[[reviews:SideStoriesAreNeverSuccessful]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-simply-rarity.html Simply Rarity]]'' by Somber
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Ansva}}, ptah1888, Tropers/KaiserinKai, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': An argument between her friends has brought to question Rarity's generosity. Can a unicorn who's had everything and nothing truly be generous?
[=[[reviews:SimplyRarity]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28266/Sleep-Spelling Sleep-Spelling]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Lycan_01 Lycan_01]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': With a magic exam coming up, Twilight has been staying up way too late and stressing herself too much. As a result, she starts casting spells in her sleep, causing all sorts of chaos. Spike, tired of being turned into random items and worried about his friend, tries to do something to help. Unfortunately, his attempts to help Twilight may end up causing more harm than ... good.
[=[[reviews:Sleep-Spelling]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/110424/shade-of-a-crystal-empire Shade of a Crystal Empire]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/igotastewgoing igotastewgoing]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: When Twilight Sparkle's magic goes haywire, the ponies are drawn back to the Crystal Empire, only to meet with a terrible, dark force. A tremendous sacrifice sends them on a journey through time to save not only their friend, but all of Equestria.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/1/shell-shock/ Shell Shock]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis: War has broken out between zebras and ponies. A young pony soldier is standing guard at her post with a comrade when she is confronted with an impossible choice concerning a captured zebra fighter.
* Comments: This story is DARK! It's one of the most frank, unflinching, war stories in the fandom. This is an awesome example of WarIsHell with a shocking TearJerker ending. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Given who the author is,]] it should come as no surprise that the characterization and world building are excellent.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ShellShock Review here]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/64345/sig-alert Sig Alert]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dan_s+Comments Dan_s Comments]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: An ancient, storied evil arrives in Equestria, and joins Fluttershy's menagerie, as a baby dragon.\\
Will the Mane 6 Discover it in time?\\
Will they recognize the evil when they see it? Or can it avoid the temptation to succumb to his previous nature?\\
Will a brave knight challenge this evil with courage and the power of friendship? Helping him face the terror of the memories of his death?\\ Crossover, but that would give it away. One Chapter one-shot.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: {{Crossover}}
[=[[reviews:SigAlert]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37858/the-six-deeds-of-harmony The Six Deeds of Harmony]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Defoloce Defoloce]]
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883
* ''Synopsis'': "A lovestruck knight in Equestria's early days, unconvinced of his own worthiness, decides that he must prove himself to the mare he loves. With Princess Cadence as his guide, he is put on a quest by the Crown to go forth and right wrongs and ease sorrows associated with latent Chaos, all while learning of the Elements of Harmony from the ponies' companion races."
* Comments: Written almost entirely in iambic pentameter. Yes really.
[=[[reviews:TheSixDeedsOfHarmony]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29902/smiling-flowers Smiling Flowers]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TheBrianJ TheBrianJ]]
* Recommended by {{@/NiGHTS}}, Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Cheerilee has devoted her life to teaching. A life based on a lie. And she is tired of lying. At last she will face the taboos that surround ponies' cutie marks.
* Comments: A bittersweet but very cute story. Also contains an unusually sympathetic take on Diamond Tiara.
[=[[reviews:SmilingFlowers]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10845257/1/Snowcatcher-s-Birthday Snowcatcher's Birthday]]'' by Rainbow169
* Recommended by Tropers/FireChick12012
* ''Synopsis'': It's Snowcatcher's birthday, and Pinkie Pie and Dewdrop Dazzle are planning a surprise party for her! Trouble arises when Cherry Berry and Lyra plot to pull a prank on Snowcatcher at the party, due to a grudge Cherry Berry has held against Snowcatcher. Will the party be ruined, or will the power of friendship and reconciliation save the day?
* Comments: It's a very cute, short, four chapter piece about reconciliation, the evils of bigotry, jumping to conclusions, and stereotyping, all presented in a fun, upbeat, uplifting way without coming off as pretentious or ham handed. A little cheesy at times, but it's very cute and well written. Plenty of HeartwarmingMoments and FunnyMoments abound, along with a great message. I highly recommend it!

[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cough The Cough]]
* Reccomended by Tropers/Imp1468
* ''Synopsis'': ''In the darkness, somepony coughed.''
* A DarkFic set after a plague invades Equestria. Some slight [[LesYay Rainbow Dash/Fluttershy]]

[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-sofa-so-good.html Sofa, So Good]] by GWFan
* Recommended by Tropers/CharginChuck
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash and Spike compete for a job at Quills and Sofas, in order to get a free sofa.
[=[[reviews:SofaSoGood]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59019/Solitary-Locust Solitary Locust]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/the%20parasprite the parasprite]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DarthRevanFTW
* ''Synopsis'': After the changelings' failed invasion of Canterlot, Twilight tries to soothe some of Ponyville's rampant paranoia by casting a spell to prove there are no imposters hiding in the town. [[ChangelingTale But her spell leaves her in an alien body]], facing a mob of angry ponies who just don't believe her when she says she ''is'' Twilight Sparkle.\\
Or, at least, she ''was'' Twilight Sparkle.
[=[[reviews:SolitaryLocust]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/134359/the-sound-of-thunder The Sound of Thunder]]'' by The SOT Collab Group
* Recommended by Tropers/Jackxter
* ''Synopsis:'' One thousand years after her banishment, Princess Luna returns to a flooded world - with her sister nowhere to be found. Yet with the help of the Equestrian Remnant's valiant airship, the Nocturnal Thunder, and an alternate Mane Six, she may soon find answers at the edge of this strange, oceanic realm...
* Comments: A charming epic in the make who's lead author, Silent Bob, is the same responsible for The Nightmare Before Nighmare Night.
[=[[reviews:TheSoundofThunder]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18071/Spanner-in-the-Works Spanner in the Works]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/RK_Striker_JK_5 RK_Striker_JK_5]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Trapped in stone, Discord recruits former enemies of the Mane Six to free him, but Trixie takes it upon herself to stop the God of Chaos and his band from within.
[=[[reviews:SpannerInTheWorks]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/11870/A-Spark-Forgotten A Spark Forgotten]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Novablitzer Novablitzer]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': When a fire breaks out in Everfree forest by unknown means, it's up to Zecora to warn Ponyville. But when she finds out that the Elements of Harmony that everypony tends to rely on are gone on vacation, can she rally the citizens of Ponyville to help put the fire out before the monsters of the forest overrun the city? Or will Ponyville become the next home of the Everfree monsters?
[=[[reviews:ASparkForgotten]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/story-sparkles-law.html Sparkle's Law]]'' by [=AestheticB=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/SlayerMan118}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': It is the day of the Summer Sun Celebration, and Princess Celestia is coming to Ponyville. Twilight Sparkle is overseeing preparations yet again, and has meticulously planned every last detail to ensure that everything is perfect for her mentor’s arrival. Nothing is going to wrong. \\
Except when the big day comes, Twilight has gotten four hours of sleep and Fluttershy is nowhere to be found. Pinkie Pie sets off after her with nothing but a dark coat and the voice of a chain-smoking stallion, and the Apples and the Carrots are at each other’s throats while Rainbow Dash is attempting to fill in for Fluttershy.\\
As her plans collapse around her and Ponyville descends into chaos, Twilight Sparkle must focus on obtaining the one thing that can make everything better: the all-powerful, awe-inspiring magic of caffeine.
[=[[reviews:SparklesLaw]]=]

''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/SpikesNamelessBrother Spike's Nameless Brother]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Cold%20Spike Cold Spike]]
* ''Synopsis'': A strange creature has wandered into town and ends up on Applejack's farm. AJ is not pleased but so many unanswered questions about him cause her to be curious. The dragon seems to have no family but the residents of Ponyville soon discover a link between the creature and the towns librarian.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/303002/starlight-glimmer-overreacts-to-everything Starlight Glimmer Overreacts to Everything]]'' by Yukito
* Recommended by: {{@/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Starlight Glimmer is TRYING to be a good friend, but she just has this awful tendency to overreact at just about anything.\\
Like trying to rule over an entire village of brainwashed ponies because a friend moved away.
[=[[reviews:StarlightGlimmerOverreactsToEverything]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/48108/Statistics Statistics]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/xTSGx xTSGx]]
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A terse recounting of the thousand-year period between Luna's corruption and eventual return, in the form of relevant statistics. Thoroughly drives home Celestia's anguish, regret and suffering over what she was forced to do, and what she did to amend. Expect tears when reading.
[=[[reviews:Statistics]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/132171/straight-answers Straight Answers]]'' by Rebonack
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie has been acting super-extra Pinkie-like the last few days and it's really starting to bug Rainbow Dash. After Pinkie shows up in Rainbow's house while she's brushing her teeth Rainbow decides that enough is enough. Rainbow presses Pinkie for a straight answer until she gets one. And boy does she get one.
[=[[reviews:StraightAnswers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20514/The-Stranger-and-Her-Friend The Stranger And Her Friend]]'' by [=TheUrbanMoose=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Princess Celestia is a living legend, but much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Records have long since been lost to the decay of time, and the tale of her triumph over Discord has become a fable. The Princess's memory of the event has long since faded... or has it?\\
Before she was the Princess of the Sun, she was merely a stranger.
[=[[reviews:TheStrangerAndHerFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4311/Stuck-In-The-Middle-With-You Stuck In The Middle With You]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vargras Vargras]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Sequel to Hiatus (above). Spurred on by her sister, Luna decides to open a summer camp dedicated to the arts and sciences in an attempt to become further involved with the daily lives of Equestria's citizens, hopefully improving her reputation in the process. The campers that sign up prove to be more than what the Princess of the Night was expecting, however. 'Camp Counselor' certainly wasn't supposed to be part of the royal duties.
[=[[reviews:StuckInTheMiddleWithYou]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19764/Study-Break Study Break]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Geomancing Geomancing]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle takes a moment from her studies at the School for Gifted Unicorns to get a late lunch. Finding herself in a strange part of the school grounds, an apple tree and its odd fruit tempts her appetite. [[spoiler: Immediately after eating it, Twilight starts [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]] periodically, each time triggering various random effects that hinder her efforts to get back to her room unnoticed]].
* Comments: While not especially original, this well-written one-shot is funny while it lasts and portrays Twilight, Spike and Celestia quite accurately.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-sugarcoated.html Sugarcoated]]'' by Dubs Rewatcher
* Recommended by Tropers/{{psychobionty}}
* ''Synopsis'': Bon-Bon is having trouble coming up with new candy flavors, something much more serious than it sounds like, and bringing a great deal of trouble both to her and her friend Lyra. Light-hearted.
[=[[reviews:Sugarcoated]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-sun-never-sets.html The Sun Never Sets]]'' by Jetfire
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A snapshot of a strange Equestria, far in the future.
* ''Comments'': Incredibly well-written, a story by the author of [[Fanfic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]. Simultaneously chilling and tragic.
[=[[reviews:TheSunNeverSets]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19676/Sunset Sunset]]'' by Ciroton
* Recommended by {{Tropers/oathkeeper85}}
* ''Synopsis'': Some things in this world happen by chance. Others do not. Twilight Sparkle is about to learn a disturbing truth that will turn her world upside down.
* ''Comments'': While not the best written, the premise of the story is great and plausible and lead to a really great sequel by the name of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24152/For-Want-of-a-Dawn For Want of a Dawn]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title= Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/158050/suri-polomare-takes-credit-for-everything Suri Polomare Takes Credit For Everything]]''
* Recommended by Eagal
* ''Synopsis'': [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Suri Polomare]], disheartened by her failures in Manehattan, steals a time machine from Doctor Whooves and travels through time, taking credit for the lightbulb, the printing press and ''the universe''.
* ''Comments'': Exactly what it says. It's a short but outrageous and hilarious story that still manages to have Suri lose at the end. Gold star.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=SuriPolomareTakesCreditForEverything Review here]]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-sweet-apple-capers.html Sweet Apple Capers]]'' by [=The RPGenius=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, Tropers/{{Andyroid}}
* ''Synopsis'': Pinkie Pie wants some apple strudel, and by Celestia, she's gonna get it!
[=[[reviews:SweetAppleCapers]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6765594/1/Tales Tales]]'' by George Pollock, Jr
* Recommended by Tropers/FoominBlue
* ''Synopsis'': The retired royal librarian of Equestria looks back on the interesting times of her life.
[=[[reviews:TalesTales]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7410226/1/ Tears For the Devil]]''
* Recommended by OnTheHill.
* ''Synopsis'': Discord has been defeated, and all is well again. So why isn't Fluttershy as happy as her friends?
[=[[reviews:TearsForTheDevil]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-terrible-secret.html A Terrible Secret]]'' by Sword_Of_Squirrels
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Jayrad}}, [[Tropers/TokoWH TokoWH]]
* ''Synopsis'': Rainbow Dash has an embarrassing secret that's just waiting to come out. And for once it has nothing to do with shipping.
[=[[reviews:ATerribleSecret]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15491/There%27s-a-Gamer-in-All-of-Us There's a Gamer in All of Us]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Konseiga Konseiga]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Luna is a hardcore gamer, and it piques Celestia's curiosity. She's skeptical at first, but Celestia is willing to learn about Luna's favorite pastime.
[=[[reviews:TheresAGamerInAllofUs]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/16861/1/The-Things-We-Leave-Behind/The-Things-We-Leave-Behind The Things We Leave Behind]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/theswimminbrony The Swimmin Brony]]
* Recommended by megarockman, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Sometimes, bad things happen to good ponies. A year following a tragic incident, Twilight Sparkle returns to Ponyville to visit what she has been missing - her town, her memories, and most importantly, her friends. But will everything be as she remembers it?
[=[[reviews:TheThingsWeLeaveBehind]]=]

''[[http://thousandyearsunrise.deviantart.com/ The Thousand-Year Sunrise]]'' by Manning Blake
* Recommended by AmgeoUnsane, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Synopsis'': Fan comic. Not long after the events of Hearth's Warming Eve, retired Royal Wizard Star Swirl the Bearded sets off to explore the newly-discovered land of Equestria. He doesn't get far before he finds, sleeping in the undergrowth, two little alicorns named Luna and Celestia.
* ''Comments'': Barely started, but shows a lot of potential.
[=[[reviews:TheThousandYearSunrise]]=]

[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/81636/1/there-will-never-be-a-last-laugh/there-will-never-be-a-last-laugh There Will Never Be a Last Laugh]] by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Pascoite Pascoite]]

* Recommended by: AnxiousKiwi
* Synopsis: Pinkie Pie has always served admirably as the Element of Laughter, and it's time for the princesses to show their appreciation. In fact, they have a special assignment for her, something they've never tried. It will be the best surprise she ever had.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:ThereWillNeverBeALastLaugh]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68128/three-hundred-and-fifty Three Hundred And Fifty]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Void%20Chicken Void Chicken]]
* Recommended by Nights
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Desperately trying to save Sweetie Belle's life, Twilight builds a time machine to take them 350 years in the future. But she finds too late that this trip may be one-way only.
[=[[reviews:ThreeHundredAndFifty]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2846/Through-Another%27s-Eyes Through Another's Eyes]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Festus Festus]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': On the show, we only get to see what happens through the Mane Cast's perspective. However, what about the background and secondary characters? Don't they get their shine in the spotlight as well? Well, now they do! Watch (or read) as scenes from the hit TV show is played in a whole different perspective as they are seen, through another's eyes.
[=[[reviews:ThroughAnothersEyes]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/25149/thrown-abroad Thrown Abroad]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Niaeruzu Niaeruzu]]
* Recommended by {{@/Mooncalf}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}, Tropers/MikeRosoft
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A single changeling is blamed for the failed invasion of Canterlot, and literally kicked out of the hive. Fortunately he lands near a pony settlement, ripe for feeding. Unfortunately, it's Ponyville. Now what's a lost and alone changeling, too starved to change his appearance and forced to rely on an old cloak for disguise, supposed to do to survive in a town where the dreaded Elements of Harmony walk the streets?
* Followed by ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/42862/ My Little Changeling: Friendship is Weird]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/129038/travelers-exile Traveler's Exile]]''.
[=[[reviews:ThrownAbroad]]=]

''[[http://shrapnelleader.deviantart.com/gallery/37536184/MLP-Story Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six!]]'' by [[http://shrapnelleader.deviantart.com/ Shrapnelleader]]
* Recommended by {{@/James1}}
* ''Synopsis'': Nearly thirty years in the future, the Mane Six have married and settled down to raise families of their own. When Andromeda, Twilight's daughter, rediscovers a familiar time-traveling spell, she makes it her mission to fix what was once unfixable. The spell goes wrong and she and the other sons and daughters of the Mane Six find themselves in the past (before the events of Twilight's alicorn coronation). Separated after the jump, they must all find each other in time before they are discovered, or else they risk changing history and even erasing their own existence..
* ''Comments'': It should be noted that the author has stated his desire that the story remain shipping neutral, so even though the story involves the children of the mane six their fathers will in no way be named or physically described. Also the author has a fim fiction page were he has put up rewrites of the first six chapters and has stated his intension to put the entire story on that site.
[=[[reviews:TimeTravelingKidsoftheManeSix!]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45650/Time-Waits-For-No-Mare.html Time Waits For No Mare]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/crimsonwatchtower crimsonwatchtower]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: A magical accident transports Applejack to a strange version of Ponyville; one where earth ponies are oppressed and she's a wanted fugitive. AJ has to figure out how to survive a world that's both strange and familiar while searching for a way home.
* Tags: Adventure, Dark, Romance
[=[[reviews:OurTrueColors]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/ Songs Uncle Sings]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': What do you get when you combine a musical uncle and a curious colt? You get this brief, happy tale about music, memory, family, and self-discovery at the cusp of adolescence.
* Short, sweet, and heartwarming in so many ways, with just a touch of comedy and world building. This touching piece reads like something from a memoir. As is often the case, there are subtle links to the author's other stories, if you can find them.


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23865/Tiny-Wings Tiny Wings]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DeadParrot222 DeadParrot222]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true? At the very least, she can always follow in the hoofsteps of her hero, right?
* ''Comments'': A fantastic story. A TearJerker, but still optimistic, the fic really captures the ponies' characterizations and fleshes out Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo's relationship. Inspired an author-endorsed follow-up/side-story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24646/Shine Shine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The%20Descendant The Descendant]], which is also just as fantastic. Also featured at [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-tiny-wings.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:TinyWings]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7216936/1/To_bForgive_b_is_Equine To Forgive is Equine]]'' by Lowrider
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Godzillawolf}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle has come down with Horn Pox, a common illness among unicorns. However, while relatively harmless to children who normally recover and become immune, it's potentially fatal to older ones who have never had it before and Twilight's life is put in serious jeopardy. As Rainbow Dash rushes to find a herb that grows nearby which can cure her, she encounters an old enemy of the Mane Cast, the Great and Powerful Trixie. However, upon hearing of Twilight's plight, the showboating unicorn quickly offers her hep. Why does Trixie want to help? Why does she seem to know so much about the illness now threatening Twilight's life? And does she too carry an unusual connection to the group no one is aware of?
[=[[reviews:ToForgiveIsEquine]]=]

* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/79603/to-love-a-goddess To Love A Goddess]]'' by Brony2983
* Recommended by: molotov
* ''Synopsis'': My name is Artemis, I was sworn in as Princess Celestia's personal guard quite some time ago. I've watched her for so many years and silently stood by her side during all the recent ups and downs of her reign. Now I'm going to tell her how I feel. I know it would never work, we're just too different. But sometimes, there are things in a stallion's life he just has to do, and things he has to get off his chest. What happens tonight will be anypony's guess, but one thing is for certain... it will be a night to remember.
* Comments: One of the very few stories to get a perfect review score from [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]] It is incredible.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=ToLoveAGoddess Review here]]

''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xy28CF7zMdwfbmRnBnIXygJxnHR7UZqgSdjt7YX0dBA/edit?hl=en&pli=1# Today, Tomorrow and Forever]]'' by Chopper's Top Hat
* Recomended by {{Tropers/JamesCorck}}, {{Salnax}}, Pichu
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Derpy Hooves is taking a day off from Mail Service to celebrate her daughter's birthday. The only problem is, her birthday is in four months. Why would Derpy celebrate her daughter's birthday so early?
* Warning: Sad.
[=[[reviews:TomorrowAndForever]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24827/Transdimensional-Zoology Transdimensional Zoology]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/AbsoluteAnonymous AbsoluteAnonymous]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': The glamorous unicorn Opalescence is haunted by bizarre recurring dreams of a world in which she and her friends are all animals. But as vivid as these dreams are, surely they're just dreams, right? There couldn't ''actually'' be a parallel universe somewhere where they're little more than pets ... ''right?''
[=[[reviews:TransdimensionalZoology]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87066/trenches Trenches]]'' by John 117
* Recommended by molotov
* ''Synopsis: "As i sit in my trench hole, I think to my wife, family, and friends; those who've I've lost and will never see again."
* Comments: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The fic is a sentimental piece about a soldier in an alternate universe Equestria going through something like World War One. It's a strong short piece; it'll only take a minute to read.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/trespasser.html The Trespasser]]'' by Sergeant Sprinkles
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Pacce}}
* ''Synopsis'': Shortly after "Griffon the Brush-Off" Big Macintosh finds an irate Gilda stealing apples from the orchard and he shows her how they deal with apple thieves.
[=[[reviews:TheTrespasser]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2278/Trixcord Trixcord]]'' by R.T. Stephens
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Years after the humiliation she suffered in Ponyville, Trixie has managed to scrape her way back to the top, even so far as managing to land a performance at the Grand Galloping Gala replaying the victory of the Elements' victory over Discord (their similar color scheme to those obnoxious hecklers and that upstaging brat is almost certainly just a coincidence). However, while she's studying Discord's statue, Discord enacts an escape plan by making Trixie go critical and uses the excess magic to break himself free. Though successful and knocking out Trixie in the process, it takes everything he's got and almost passes out from exhaustion. Desperate to avoid being re-imprisoned by a no doubt alerted Celestia, he possesses the unconscious Trixie. Unfortunately for him, he's pretty much out of power and is stuck connected to Trixie, something he tries to remedy by empowering her and siphoning off her excess magic. Celestia knows something is going on, and has her followed by the Elements of Harmony, something Discord quickly discovers and take whatever fun at their expense he can. Trixie for her part has no idea about the machinations going on around her, and is instead enjoying a resurgence in success, but familiar faces and unwanted memories start sticking their noses in where they are not welcome.
[=[[reviews:Trixcord]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23501/trixie-behind-the-curtain Trixie: Behind The Curtain]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ItsfromPeople ItsFromPeople]]
* Recommended by Mooncalf
* ''Synopsis'': Trixie returns to Ponyville with a brand new performance, a retelling of Nightmare Moon's defeat by the Elements of Harmony. However, it's not very accurate. Is Trixie attempting to humiliate them, or does she have something else in mind?
* ''Comments'': Starts out very humorous as it becomes clear Trixie has only a cursory understanding of the protagonists' roles, with Rarity as a magic-winged weatherpony who destroys clouds with focused sunlight and Fluttershy as a loud, belligerent monster slayer who makes dragons explode by staring at them. Turns adventurous as the challenges they face in the forest becomes significantly more epic. [[spoiler:Ends heartwarmingly as both the reader and the protagonists realizes that Trixie genuinely intended to honor them, and managed to capture the essence of the whole thing.]]
[=[[reviews:TrixieBehindTheCurtain]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/121006/trixie-vs-equestria Trixie vs. Equestria]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/PaulAsaran PaulAsaran]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* ''Synopsis'': After finally hitting rock bottom and losing her last important possession, Trixie is issued a challenge by Princess Luna. Now, Trixie finds herself caught up in a fight against Luna's six ex-lovers for the right to claim the princess for her own, and she cannot afford to lose, even though she never agreed to this to begin with. What is Luna really up to? How does Celestia play into this? And why does Twilight Sparkle urge Trixie to win, when she's one of the challengers?
* ''Comments'': Despite what the title may imply, this story only shares a few similarities with Scott Pilgrim. It is also considerably less lighthearted and set in a [[CrapsackWorld very dark alternate version]] of Equestria, so you have been warned. That said, it is action-packed and highly recommended. Contains Trixie/Luna shipping.
[=[[reviews:TrixieVsEquestria]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/41443/Twilight-Discovers-Literary-Analysis Twilight Discovers Literary Analysis]]'' by Amit
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight reads a book about literature and, analysing her world, decides that everything she does is planned by someone other than her. She does not take it very well. Rated Everyone for adult humour.
* ''Comments'': It's meta. Very meta.
[=[[reviews:TwilightDiscoversLiteraryAnalysis]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/169192/twilight-on-acid Twilight on Acid]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Syeekoh Syeekoh]]
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Leapingriver}}, Tropers/{{Cadrpear}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight has just wrapped up synthesizing a chemical in her laboratory, but starts to have an interesting day when she accidentally doses herself with it.
[=[[reviews:TwilightOnAcid]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilight-sky-over-canterlot.html Twilight Sky over Canterlot]]'' by Foxxy
* Recommended by nifboy, [=SuddenFrost=], Tropers/{{Andyroid}}, ptah1888, @/MadCormorant
* ''Synopsis'': An introspective piece centered on Twilight and her interactions with Celestia, Luna, and Trixie; Twilight Sparkle returns to Canterlot at Celestia's bequest and revisits some old memories. If you treat everyone extra nice, you'll find you can get out of any situation you find yourself in.
[=[[reviews:TwilightSkyOverCanterlot]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7787597/1/Twilight-s-Answering-Machine Twilight's Answering Machine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/dayland dayland]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight gets an answering machine. {{Hilarity ensues}}. Based on [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Marzipan's Answering Machine.]] Currently ongoing.
[=[[reviews:TwilightsAnsweringMachine]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilights-best-friend.html Twilight's Best Friend]]'' by Blueshift
* Recommended by PDL
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': One dark and stormy night, Twilight Sparkle is visited by a strange pony. But this pony knows a lot about Twilight Sparkle; in fact, she might just be Twilight's number one fan. And that couldn't be a bad thing, right?
[=[[reviews:TwilightsBestFriend]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60318/Twilight%27s-Life Twilight's Life]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DuskShadowTheArkane DuskShadowTheArkane]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DarthRevanFTW
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle. A name known to everpony in all of Equestria. She's saved Equestria multiple times now, and with her and her friends being the Elements of Harmony, as well as being Princess Celestia's "Most Faithful Student", she enjoys a great life. But what was before that? Follow her on her journey through foalhood, and her times as Celestia's Student.
[=[[reviews:TwilightsLife]]=]

''[[http://twitter.com/#!/mlp_twitponies TwitterPonies]]'' multiple authors
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zarpaulus}}
* ''Synopsis'': A massive ongoing {{Twitter}} based PlayByPost roleplay with over a hundred accounts.
[=[[reviews:TwitterPonies]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15804/Two-and-Two-and-Two Two and Two and Two]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Mayclore Mayclore]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}. Tropers/{{Omicronus}}
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight and friends learn that prolonged exposure to the power of Pinkie Pie can cause some rather interesting side effects.
[=[[reviews:Two and Two and Two]]=]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68504/umbreka Umbreka]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Armanico+Vita Armanico Vita]])
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Synopsis: Fluttershy now lives a lonely life, traveling East, away from Equestria. It wasn't too long ago that a thin layer of powdery snow blanketed the ground. Now it was nothing more than nourishment for the blossoming flowers sprouting up in its place. All she has keeping her company are the soothing thoughts of her old friends and the few keepsakes she could smuggle out of Ponyville. For guidance, she looks forward towards the sunrises laid out before her; the sunsets are there to remind her of shady memories and the cold embracement of night. She is far from her home in Ponyville now and the creatures here aren't as friendly as those she knew back home. It seems as if her one her one specialty, the sole thing she's retained has turned against her. Life may be hard without the guidance of her friends, but just as life will, she must continue on until she finds what she set out for. [This story was inspired by Austraeoh by Imploding Colon. It contains a few scenes of gore, but they are not frequent and don't represent Umbreka as a whole, read on with discretion.]
* Pairing(s): None
* Tags: N/A
[=[[reviews: Umbreka]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31842/an-understanding-heart An Understanding Heart]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Alaborn Alaborn]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Sgamer82}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Another year has passed, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders are still without their cutie marks. Now well past the time when they should have discovered their special talents, it’s time for them to receive the only kind of assistance that can help a cutie mark appear, the understanding heart of another. The counselor who once helped Cheerilee when she got her cutie mark will certainly have his hooves full today!
* Comments: The author has several good Cutie Mark Crusader fics, but this one in particular has an interesting premise in the idea of a counselor who specializes in helping ponies with their cutie marks both before (as in helping discover their true talents) and after (deciphering what the more abstract cutie marks can mean).

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/70882/universe-63 Universe 63]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/CarmenColor CarmenColor]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* Synopsis: Twilight tests out a spell from a book written by Starswirl the Bearded, with no information as to its effects. It ends up sending her to an AlternateUniverse, where she learns from Alternate!Spike that it was a highly unstable Universe Hopping Spell that Alternate!Twilight decided against testing a month earlier. Twilight now has no clear way to get back, but she can access any universe that she's already jumped to.\\
Eventually, after making [[RuleSixtyThree 63]] of these jumps, Twilight comes face to face with Dusk Shine - and promptly gets stranded for several months, thanks to Prince Solaris overreacting to what he thinks is a potentially dangerous intruder.
* Note: Recent chapters are shipping Twilight/[[spoiler:Elusive]], but it isn't enough of a focus for the Shipping page yet.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/166203/unlikely-allies Unlikely Allies]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ThunderTempest ThunderTempest]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mooncalf}}
* Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle and Trixie get into an argument about everything. They also go on an adventure, fight monsters and save Equestria, but, you know, that's just a side point.
* Comments: A thoroughly refreshing take on the rivalry between Twilight Sparkle and the Great and Powerful Trixie. VitriolicBestBuds saving the world while constantly laying into each other.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7360519/1/Upheaval-Breaking-Point Upheaval: Breaking Point]]'' and the sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7871753/1/Upheaval-Reckoning Upheaval: Reckoning]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3224263/Visiden-Visidane Visiden-Visidane]]
* Recommended by {{@/Naal2}}
* Status: complete (Upheaval: Breaking Point) complete (Upheaval: Reckoning)
* ''Synopsis for Breaking Point '': Equestria is a land of magic and harmony, a peaceful realm ruled by immortal, benevolent monarchs. But at what cost is this possible? A fateful encounter leads Twilight Sparkle to find out exactly how.
* ''Synopsis for Reckoning '': Sequel to Breaking Point. The war rages on in Equestria as the Heartland (the Equestria from the show) is drawn in.
[=[[reviews: Upheaval: Breaking Point]]=]
[=[[reviews: Upheaval: Reckoning]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24343/Visionary Visionary]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Razorbeam Razorbeam]]
* Recommended by Meat Wisdom
* ''Synopsis'': After Chrysalis failed to conquer Equestria, she was shamefully stripped of her title of "Queen of the Changelings". Their people now leaderless, the Changeling race now finds itself in a unique situation. In the struggle for power, one Changeling seizes the attention of his people. Can he overcome his nature, and the nature of his people, to lead them into a better future?
* ''Comments'': This story does a great job of expanding on the Changeling race, giving them a nation, capital city, and political system. It also focuses on showing them as perfectly normal, with Chrysalis being a tyrant in their eyes and her army just a rogue faction of the Changeling military. Of course, not all Changelings are good either, such as certain members of the Council (one of whom is the BigBad) and a few hired assassins.
** As for the protagonist and titular visionary, Aurus, the story also does a top notch job of making him likable. Now at first he may come off as a GaryStu (people love him, he gets crazy powerful, and he's an excellent strategist), but somehow the author manages to prevent him from truly being one (giving him flaws helps, his friends are just as responsible for his success as he himself is, and when he begins to truly get powerful, the energy he absorbs not only almost kills him, but he has to spend six months constantly training to harness it), and simply just has him be a badass. [[spoiler: He even gets shipped with Applejack for good measure, giving her some much needed character development]]. Be sure to give this one a go. It gets pretty epic.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89379/vengeance-of-dawn Vengeance of Dawn]] and the sequel [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127451/comes-the-sunset Comes the Sunset]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Scipio+Smith Scipio Smith]]

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Complete (Vengeance of Dawn) Ongoing (Comes the Sunset)
* Synopsis for Vengeance of Dawn: Twilight grew up and found her destiny, but there is one pony who feels embittered that it should have been her destiny, her glory. Breaking Dawn, Celestia's former student, is convinced that she is the true Element of Magic and has been robbed of her honours, her fame and most importantly of the love of Princess Celestia without which Dawn is nothing.
Rallying her old friends, Breaking Dawn sets out to bring Equestria's newest princess down and pass the final test her mentor set her all those years ago. As Dawn begins to wreak her vengeance, and Twilight struggles to protect her precious ponies from her elusive adversary, both these students of Celestia embark upon a dark path, paying no heed to the truth that a quest for revenge can only end one way.
* Synopsis for Comes the Sunset: Sunset Shimmer has returned, having travelled between worlds and crossed the dark spaces between dimensions to emerge changed, both more and less than a pony. Driven by a dream of impending doom, she sets out to unite the races of the world, heedless of the destruction that she would bring upon the world in the name of saving it. With the support of the proud zebras of Grevyia she launches an assault upon Equestria that will bring down the princesses and shake the peaceful land to its foundations. Using the power of the ancient Labyrinth Box, she imprisons the four mages who alone can threaten her: Twilight Sparkle, Breaking Dawn, Trixie and Chrysalis the Changeling. Now these former foes must work together to recover their true identities and escape the terrors of their enchanted prison.
With Twilight missing, Applejack and Pinkie Pie enslaved and Canterlot taken, Rarity must take up the mantle of leadership as Regent of Equestria, while Fluttershy braves dragons, deer and griffons in her quest for allies. And, as Sunset's tyranny grows ever more cruel, it falls upon the slender shoulders of the Cutie Mark Crusaders to be the salvation of Equestria.
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: DarkFic (Comes the Sunset only)

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/116010/the-voice-of-reason The Voice of Reason]]'' by Pascoite
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nyperold}}
* ''Synposis'': Everypony is her own worst critic, but few take it to the extreme that Derpy does. Still, where friendship and magic abound, a helping hoof is never far away, if only she'll reach out and take it.
* ''Comments'': If you have a friend like this or are like this, you will recognize the mind of Derpy as it constantly snipes at her.
[=[[reviews:TheVoiceOfReason]]=]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/1/welcome-to-the-brothel Welcome To The Brothel]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]]
* Recommended by: molotov
* ''Synopsis'': A young stallion seeks solace from his troubles in the bed of a mare.
* ''Comments'': Contains some erotic content, but it's much less graphic than your usual clop. Considering that it's by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]], the same guy responsible for [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/1/last-one-standing Last One Standing]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/racer-and-the-geek Racer And]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek The Geek]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100083/blissful-dream Blissful Dream,]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/1/shell-shock/the-tower Shell Shock.]] it contains an excellent character study in a rather short space. Must read!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=RacerAndTheGeek Review here]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/91188/what-didnt-happen What Didn't Happen]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Zeg Zeg]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: How would things be different if Twilight had never made it to Ponyville? Twilight Sparkle finds out just how different things could be when she is forced to travel to her own past while chasing down a mystery; a plot to erase Princess Twilight Sparkle from history.
Landing in a time just weeks after the one thousandth Summer Sun Celebration, she finds a world shrouded in an eternal night, where the Elements of Harmony were never recovered. Can she fix the things that should have, but didn't happen? Or is this Equestria destined to head down a different path?
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: None.
[=[[reviews:What Didn't Happen]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/story-whats-eating-rainbow-dash.html What's Eating Rainbow Dash?]]'' by Somber
* Recommended by Tropers/45xxx, Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': (from Equestria Daily) Mare Do Well has come and gone and Rainbow Dash has learned her lesson. Letter written, problem solved... right? Only lessons sometimes teach us more than we intend, as Twilight Sparkle learns.
* ''Comments'': This is essential reading after watching "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well", as it goes deep into detail why humiliating Rainbow like that was a '''bad''' idea. [[spoiler: It even reveals an interesting fact: This was all ''Twilight's'' idea, and that a good amount of the ponies involved felt that this was '''wrong'''.]]
[=[[reviews:WhatsEatingRainbowDash]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29338/When-Harmony-Was-Forged When Harmony Was Forged]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/HoovesLikeJagger HoovesLikeJagger]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': Somepony had to create the Elements of Harmony. In the dark days of Discord's rule, Celestia called upon Vulcan, a minotaur blacksmith of legendary renown, to put harmony on his forge and hammer out a weapon with which she could defeat Discord. After Discord had been defeated, Celestia discovers he has also created a set of elements that oppose the Elements of Harmony. Vulcan ... is branded a traitor and is doomed to be imprisoned far, far away from Equestria. He has only one final request: to explain to the Princess why he created what he calls the True Elements of Harmony.
[=[[reviews:WhenHarmonyWasForged]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9498521/1/When-We-Die When We Die]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/139401/Scribbler Scribbler]]
* Recommended by Dellanotte
* ''Synopsis'': "Deep in Gryphona, frozen land of the griffins, a mysterious pony searches for the friend who has been running from her for a hundred years. What do you do, however, when the friend you once knew is not the same as he used to be? What do you do if he is now a danger to innocents? What should you do when it is all your fault?"
* ''Comments'': An Outside POV Oneshot that only gets [[DarkFic darker]] the longer you [[TearJerker think about it]], and the longer it goes on the more you want to [[BigNo deny what's happening]]. [[spoiler: Every time Twilight decided that she totally knew what she was doing with that one spell? Yeah. This happens.]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36254/Where-Loyalties-Lie Where Loyalties Lie]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/LoyalLiar LoyalLiar]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Equestria's Guard: the Bravest and the Best. Do you have what it takes?" So the advertisements say. When Rainbow Dash saves the life of Princess Luna, however, she quickly comes to learn that there's a lot more to the guard than what everypony knows. As she faces down threats to her friends, her Princesses, and her country, Rainbow will have to decide exactly who she is loyal to.
* ''Comments'': This fic is ''fantastic''. The canon characters remain true to their portrayals in the show, the author's created characters are interesting, well-developed, and engaging. The story is engrossing. And Loyal Liar has somehow done the impossible: quality chapters delivered on a timely schedule of considerable size (each chapter is around 12000 words usually). If you have a few hours free, go on a reading binge. You won't be disappointed.
[=[[reviews:WhereLoyaltiesLie]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/983/Where-the-World-Ends Where the World Ends ]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/hlissner hlissner]]
* Recomended by AugustoD
* ''Synopsis'': Fable, a snarky little mare, has a penchant for finding trouble. When she finds a secret too big to keep, the truth will force her on a journey across a world she was convinced was gone, and with only one word to guide her way: Equestria.
* Comments: This fanfic also has its own wiki, which expands A LOT the canon, adding new races, places, history and ideas of how magic works. [[http://wtwe.wikia.com/wiki/Where_the_World_Ends_Wiki Link]]

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/175208/the-white-void The White Void]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sealcake Sealcake]]
* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle casts a spell in a foreign language, unfortunately, things don't go well and she ends stuck up in the White Void; an empty and endless white space, accompanied with Rainbow Dash.
However, questions start invading Rainbow's head. What were her friend's intentions to cast such a powerful spell? Will they get out of the Void or will they lose their sanity in it?
Inspired by the story Austraeoh (though it will differ enormely).
* Pairing(s): None.
* Tags: DarkFic
[=[[reviews:The White Void]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38135/Who-We-Are Who We Are]]'' by kits
* Recommended by Troppers/{{immblueversion}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A letter from Celestia interrupts one of Pinkie's parties with disturbing news. Now friendships will be pushed to the limit as Twilight struggles to uncover which of her friends is not who, or even what, she appears to be.
* ''Comments'': A very gripping fic that presents what would happen when Twilight learns that one of her friends is a changeling spy. It delves into not only how Twilight and the other four ponies cope with knowing one of their friends has been lying to them for as long as they've known each other, but also the changeling's fears of being cornered by the ponies [[BecomingTheMask she allowed herself to become friends with]], all without giving away her identity. Be warned that it ''does'' feature shipping between Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash.
[=[[reviews:WhoWeAre]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43912/1/Why-Does-Applejack-Cry%3F/Becoming-A-Little-Older Why Does Applejack Cry?]]'' by Brony_Fife
* Recommended by Tropers/{{superpooper}}
* ''Synopsis'': Apple Bloom asks Granny Smith a question that's been bugging her for ages.
* ''Comments'': Beautifully-written, tragic, and charged with emotion.
[=[[reviews:WhyDoesApplejackCry]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3693/Why-Didn%27t-Ah-Stay-at-Th%27-Farm%3F Why Didn't Ah Stay at Th' Farm?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/FanNotANerd FanNotANerd]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A... minor accident at Sweet Apple Acres sends Big Macintosh to Ponyville in the middle of applebuck season. At first, things seem fine. But then some of the mares begin acting a little... oddly. Then very oddly. Turns out every other stallion skipped town for a very good reason.
[=[[reviews:WhyDidntAhStayAtThFarm]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15621/Wild%2C-Sweet-%26amp%3B-Cool Wild, Sweet & Cool]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Kwakerjak Kwakerjak]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/{{Emptybee}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After reading a book by Spitfire's personal trainer, Rainbow Dash decides that the best way to get closer to her ultimate goal of joining the Wonderbolts is to add strength training to her practices by having one of her friends ride her. However, when she decides that Twilight Sparkle is just the mare for the job, the pegasus gets a bit more than she bargained for.
* ''Comments'': This story is ''really'' well-written. The author absolutely nails Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle's characterizations, and depicts their relationship skillfully. Note, this is not a shipping fic. The relationships in the fic are completely platonic, not withstanding some NotWhatItLooksLike moments. Also featured on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/story-wild-sweet-cool.html Equestria Daily]].
[=[[reviews:Wild,Sweet&Cool]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4022/Wingmares Wingmares]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/CouchCrusader CouchCrusader]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{omegaman}}, {{@/thenacho}}
* ''Synopsis'': Little Rainbow Dash is loyal to one pony and one pony only: herself. It's a simple system, and it gets her through the days. But that all changes one stormy summer afternoon at flight camp, when another pegasus blunders into her life--a pegasus with whom she shares nothing in common.
[=[[reviews:Wingmares]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31707/Without-a-Rhyme Without A Rhyme]] '' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Sorren Sorren]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': The speaking of rhymes. Zecora has never spoken without rhyme, but... what happens when she can't rhyme?
[=[[reviews:WithoutARhyme]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7016/would-it-matter Would it Matter?]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/primalcorn1 primalcorn1]]
* Recommended by {{@/Shadowwing09}}
* ''Synopsis'': A near death experience for Twilight has her questioning her place in life, and her worth to those she cares for. Unable to stand the nagging doubts that her friends don't truly love her, Twilight seeks out each of her friends for questioning to discover the truth, however painful it may be
* ''Comment'': Full of the kind of sweet fluff you'd expect from the show itself, this fic really hits close to home for anyone with self esteem issues. Rather then a generic "of course we love you!" from the rest of the Mane Six, the author takes the time to really deliver a different message with the same meaning from each personality.
* ''Update'': Rather unfortunately, the author has pulled all of his work off of his profile. Primalcorn1 feels that stories about ponies does not mesh with his reason of being a writer. Look up his profile for the specifics if you must.
[=[[reviews:WoulditMatter]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-worst-bakers-in-equestria.html The Worst Bakers in Equestria]]'' by Bob from Bottles
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Miar}}, Tropers/SNobleJr, {{Tropers/Peteman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Comprised of seven stories:
** The first four cover Luna, Ditzy Doo (aka Derpy Hooves), Rainbow Dash, Trixie, and their [[LethalChef inability to bake anything]], as they prepare for the eponymous competition.
** The next two cover the preliminaries and the big contest itself.
** In the last story, inspired by the competition, the Cutie Mark Crusaders try their hand at bad baking.
[=[[reviews:TheWorstBakersInEquestria]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62815/the-woeful-sad-sorrow-of-king-sombra The Woeful, Sad Sorrow of King Sombra]]'' by Fiddlebottoms
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Status:'' Completed
* ''Synopsis:'' A light-hearted, comedy one-shot. After defeating King Sombra and saving the Crystal Empire, Twilight is getting some well-deserved rest, only for the unicorn tyrant to return--into her bathroom. He warns her that being a Savior of the Crystal Empire is ''not'' a good thing at all if you value your sanity... as he himself discovered when he was their savior ages ago.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=TheWoefulSadSorrowOfKingSombra Review here]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/563/A-Year-to-the-Day A Year to the Day]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DJLowrider DJLowrider]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
25th Jan '16 10:26:14 AM DrakeClawfang
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''Fanfic/WouldItMatterIfIWas'' by [=GaPJaxie=]
* Recommended by Tropers/DrakeClawfang
* Status: Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In the aftermath of the Canterlot Wedding and the changeling invasion, Fluttershy asks Twilight a question: what if she was secretly a changeling?
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=WouldItMatterIfIWas Review here]]
24th Jan '16 1:19:16 PM Emptybee
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59896/downfall Downfall]]'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by SonicLightning1
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight discovers a book within the library about Equestria's greatest killers. After reading this Twilight begins to have thoughts of what it would be like to kill another pony.
* "Comment": Written in the format of letters, this follows closely to SympatheticMurderer. Short but full of emotions. Caution: while the gore is not explained in great detail, the fic is still grimdark [[spoiler: and has a quite the DownerEnding]].



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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8826/Twilight%27s-Answering-Machine Twilight's Answering Machine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/dayland dayland]]

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8826/Twilight%27s-Answering-Machine ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7787597/1/Twilight-s-Answering-Machine Twilight's Answering Machine]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/dayland dayland]]



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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59896/downfall Downfall]]'' by BronyWriter
* Recommended by SonicLightning1
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight discovers a book within the library about Equestria's greatest killers. After reading this Twilight begins to have thoughts of what it would be like to kill another pony.
* "Comment": Written in the format of letters, this follows closely to SympatheticMurderer. Short but full of emotions. Caution: while the gore is not explained in great detail, the fic is still grimdark [[spoiler: and has a quite the DownerEnding]].
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