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''Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl'' by Shinzakura
* Recommended by Hidden Nimbus, @/GentlemensDame883, autobot, [=HeyLookImAUser=], ipaddressconflict, Tropers/CommandoDude
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity’s two-week old daughter is accidently sent to the Human world and is raised by humans as an American citizen, named DJ. Then fifteen years later, Equestria finally manages to find DJ again and attempts to return her to her “real” family. The story follows DJ many years later.
* ''Comments'': Best described as MLP as written for adults, and I don't mean that in the porno way. There's a lot of weighty stuff in this series and it's definitely one of those ''"you'll either love it or hate it"'' fics.
** Also, thanks to its sidestory anthology ''Be Human'' and the prequel ''Polarity: A Tale of Two Sisters'' one of the most massive [=FiM=] fanfics out there as well as a hugely developed [[TheVerse universe]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=AllAmericanGirl Reviews here]]

''Fanfic/{{Anthropology}}'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JasonTheHuman Jason the Human]]
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}, Tropers/CommandoDude, Tropers/REV6Pilot, Tropers/{{Troliolio}}, Tropers/{{ombranox}}, Tropers/{{Shinzakura}}, Tropers/{{Korodzik}}, Tropers/{{Dogman15}}, Tropers/ComputerSherpa, Tropers/{{GespenstKAF}}
* ''Synopsis'': "Humans. Truth or myth? Ancient lost civilization or just an old pony's tale? No pony has ever seen one, and most haven't even heard of them. But Lyra knows that these wonderful creatures are more than just old legends, and she's going to find out... and possibly drive her roommate insane in the process."
* ''Comments'': Short, but very fascinating. It's a story about Lyra interested humans but doesn't actually feature them in Equestria [[spoiler:no thanks to Discord]].
** Seconded. It's very interesting to see a development of how much Lyra is affected by her interest in humans, and that there seems to be a complex backstory to "us", and how Equestria deals with it, doesn't hurt either. If you like Lyra, you'll be wasting time if you don't read this story.
** ...The fic goes farther than that, but to avoid spoilers, let's just say that the above is but the tip of an iceberg.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Fanfic&target_title=Anthropology Review here]]

''[[FanFic/ArddunLleuad Arddun Lleuad]]'' and ''Arddun Lleuad 2: Chwe Goleadau - Six Lights'' by Pride
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}, Metroidmewtwo, Tropers/{{Shinzakura}}
* ''Arddun Lleuad Synopsis'': A "human in Equestria fic". Where the protagonist and Luna fall in love.In other words, it's a story of one Chester, dropped into an odd fairy-tale world, who eventually finds somepony who needs him and loves him. Then things get sour...
** ''Chwe Goleadau Synopsis'': [[CaptainObvious The sequel to Arddun Lleuad]], it's an epic adventure/horror/romance story. Luna and Chester face a horrendous manipulative villain, who is threatening Equestria [[spoiler:and eventually everything else]] with something far worse than mere conquest.
* ''Comments'': The premise may seem unappealing, but this is a really excellent work of literature, with great writing (worth checking out for this alone), and averting the typical obnoxious, psychologically improbable protagonist. It succeeds at making you feel a strong emotion or two. On the other hand, it ''is'' primarily about ''[[{{Squick}} a human and a horse in love]]'', and while nothing explicit ever happens, the descriptions of their contacts are sensual enough to make one uncomfortable under the collar.
** Chwe Goleadau, like its predecessor, is quite a stellar piece of literature (and it's just the ''draft version''; had the author had time to polish it before he decided to leave the fandom, it might have been one of the best-looking fanfics ever written.) However, be warned - it is very grimdark, and halfway through turns into essentially an endless stream of TearJerker and NightmareFuel. Also, there are still sensual descriptions of the (still non-explicit) romantic contacts, which might make you uneasy.
[=[[reviews:ArddunLleuad]]=]

''Fanfic/Arrow18MissionLogs'':
* Currently consists of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13616/Arrow-18-Mission-Logs%3A-Lone-Ranger Arrow-18 Mission Logs: A Lone Ranger]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/41863/Arrow-18-Mission-Logs%3A--Sparkle%27s-Notes Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Sparkle's Notes]]'' by AdmiralTigerClaw
* Recommended by: autobot, Tropers/ComputerSherpa, Tropers/ClatoLawa, @/ArisKatsaris
* ''Synopsis'': The star system Omega Centauri was just another oddity on a map to scentists in the not too distant future. However when they found the star was orbiting an earth-sized, earth-like planet instead of a black hole as its motion had suggested, a mission was scrambled to investigate this most unusual of celestial behaviors. Hamstrung by politics, and nearly crippled before it began, the 'Lone Ranger' mission was reduced to just one crew member and left to his own devices. These are the logs of Arrow 18 and its lone commander. This information is classified TOP SECRET by the Global Space Agency. Do NOT tell the princess.
* ''Sparkle's Notes synopsis'': It occurred one peaceful night. Half of Equestria awoke to the sound like a double-shot thunderclap. A percussion heard in the skies and rattling windows from Apploosa, to Canterlot, to Ponyville. Nopony knew what it was or what it heralded for the world as it drew a line across the nation. For Twilight Sparkle, this isolated incident might have faded from memory after a time, if not for the ...strange rumors of a creature sitting on the hill on the outskirts of town. These are her thoughts given written form. These are Sparkle's Notes. Report EVERYTHING to the Princess.
* ''Comments'': A very unique take on an HiE. At first, Twilight/Smarty Pants/Twinkle Butt and the pilot communicate using MATH. Also, [[RecycledINSPACE Ponies.... IN SPACE!]] The one from Twilight's perspective is just as awesome with the sheer glee being audible as she realizes the dots are numbers and math equations.
[=[[reviews:Arrow18MissionLogsALoneRanger]]=]

''{{FanFic/Article 2}}'' By Muppetz
* Recommended by Tropers/CommandoDude, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis'': The Princesses find an alien creature barely clinging to life at the scene of a terrifying crash. Can the Combined Power of the Elements of Harmony save it, or more importantly, should they save it? Will the arrival of this strange creature tear Equestria apart?
** ''Comments'': Very well written and fleshed out, one of the few quality humans in Equestria stories. Does an excellent job at illustrating how two very different sapient species would have trouble interacting with each other upon suddenly meeting.
** Seconded, and ''heavily''. Unlike the usual "human arrives in Equestria and makes many friends" plot, this story deals not only with the tension of the meeting of the two species, it also depicts how much their very '''natures''' clash. It also shows how the pony government would deal with such a strange incident, something that is very rarely put in the spotlight. Even though it's only six chapters in and it could use a beta reader due to writing flaws, I can't stop re-reading it.

''FanFic/ATwilightLanding''
* Recommended by CrowTR0bot
* ''Synopsis'' It's late, in fact it's so late it's early. The clock in the room reads well past one in the morning. There's also a storm hammering against this girl's home, trying to lull her to sleep. Stubbornly, she remains awake, drawing, surfing the internet, and basically procrastinating another night away. So, what is it that makes this night any different from another one that she has lived through? What strange occurrence occurs that makes it stand out? That changes her life forever? That changes the course of- Oh you get the idea. Have a look through "A Twilight Landing" and find out. Follow Twilight through her journey on Earth, and her quest to return home.
** ''Comments'': Probably one of the best HumanityEnsues stories for ponies out there. Twilight's SugarBowl mindset contrasts gloriously with Jo's grouchy demeanor (both balanced out by Alice's general perkiness) and it's nice to see her learn about humanity's ups and downs as she tries to figure out a way home...and enjoy herself in the interim as she practices being human.

''FanFic/TheBalladOfEchoTheDiamondDog''
* Recommended by Vaughnd22, SithkingZero
* ''Synopsis'': I always wanted to go to Equestria. When I got the chance, I took the deal without reading the fine print. To my surprise, I didn't arrive there as a pony, or even as a human. It seems I get to view this world from a different perspective then what I've imagined.
** ''Comments:'' A great story, along with its sequal. The author mixed humor, action, and drama very well together.

''[[FanFic/StairwayToEquestria Stairway To Equestria]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/ALEXAROTH Alexaroth]]
* Recommended by @/{{ereunite}}
* ''Stairway To Equestria Synopsis'': After a bad decision my life had apparently ended. The Grim Reaper was in a rush, but the big boys up there wouldn't allow it. Cutting a deal with Death and ending up in a world I never thought I would see seemed like a blessing but soon, things got complicated. Was it a new chance, a dream coming true or was my soul still trapped somewhere between worlds?
* ''Comments'': The initial impression may seem that this would be an ordinary HIE story, but as the story evolves, it becomes a fantastic read, with great writing (minus the initial chapters) and deep rooted symbolism.
[=[[reviews:StairwayToEquestria]]=]

''Fanfic/BecomingPonies''
* Recommended by [{{Tropers/Masterweaver}}
* ''Synopsis'': Discord's latest evil plot has come to Earth; many people wake up with the body of a pony and struggle to retain themselves against the overwhelming personality of their counterparts. Lauren Faust, in the form of Princess Celestia, asks the Mane Cast counterparts to head up to New York to resolve the situation, but it's not going to be that easy....
** ''Comments:'' A promising and mostly well written collaboration with quite a bit of philosophy.

''Fanfic/TheBestOfAllPossibleWorlds'' by [=McPoodle=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Poptard}}, [=LentilSandEater=]
* ''Synopsis'':
-->The royal court of Canterlot welcomes its newest member with open forelegs: the human philosopher Voltaire, from Earth.
-->On Earth, Voltaire is known as the greatest enemy of tyranny in the history of literature, and a legend in his own mind.
-->On Equestria, the court betting pool is giving him a week before the Princess banishes him to the Moon.
** ''Comments'': Very funny, very well-researched, and very plausible. The author takes the real world {{Creator/Voltaire}} and thrusts him into Equestria (a few centuries ago), where he can influence Celestia into making the show what is is today. Very strong and consistent characterization for everyone and an interesting plot are just a few of the high points of this ongoing story.

''{{Fanfic/Chains}}'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3469955/Bookybrony BookyBrony]]
* Recommended by {{Troper/Misterian}}
* ''Synopsis'': Humans have been enslaved by Ponies for centuries. Owning them is either for labor or social status. Seeking to get their daughter a friend, Mr. and Mrs. Sparkle purchase a human slave to be a companion for their young studious daughter.
** ''Comments'': a highly intriguing and surprisingly expansive [[AlternateUniverseFic Alternate Universe]] story involving the human race placed under bondage by the Ponies of Equestria, and while surprisingly follows much of MLP's canon despite the dark twist, is still a well-realized dramatic and considerably dark story that subtly made Equestria into something of a CrapsaccharineWorld, if only from the point of view of the said enslaved humans.

''FanFic/ConsequencesOfUnoriginality'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Andoriol Andoriol]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, p0nypanda, Tropers/AbstractIndigo
* ''Synopsis'': When Emeris Fillson is transported to Equestria, he finds himself turned not just into a pony but into an Alicorn, and a [[MarySue Gary Stu]] at that. Thanks to a curse that Emeris calls the Gary-Stu-ness Effect, or GSE, he is better than anypony at any of their special talents (especially when in direct competition), is loved obsessively by everypony he comes across aside from Celestia and, worst of all, is a DoomMagnet that continually brings devastation to Equestria in the form of monsters that only he can stop, and not without collateral damage.\\
After two years of this nightmare, Emeris and Celestia manage to break the curse and turn him into a Unicorn/Earth pony hybrid - and then [[ProlongedPrologue the story begins]], as Emeris attempts to make up for all the trouble he has unintentionally brought to Ponyville.
* Also has a ScrapbookStory spinoff by the same author, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/60903/Letters-from-a-Fascinated-but-Frustrated-Scientest Letters From a Fascinated but Frustrated Scientist]]''.
** As well as an [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universe]] story in the form of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70756/twisted-reflections-of-consequences-the-despair-of-gary-stu Twisted Reflections of Consequences: The Despair of Gary Stu]]'' where everybody BUT Celestia hates him.
[=[[reviews:ConsequencesOfUnoriginality]]=]

''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureauNotAlone The Conversion Bureau: Not Alone]]'' by Starman Ghost
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883 , @/DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': A different take on ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''. When the Equestria landform first appeared, humanity welcomed the ponies. When their imperialism is exposed, though, humanity gears up to take the fight to them. Both sides have their saints and sinners, with no blanket "ponies bad" or "humans good". Uses multiple forms of presentation such as newscasts and postings in addition to standard prose.

''[[FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman Diaries of a Madman]]'' by whatmustido
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo
* ''Synopsis'': When Discord breaks free of his stone prison, he proves to be much older and wiser than he was on the show. A being of ancient and unimaginable power, he forces Celestia to make a deal to save her little ponies. What she doesn't realize is that one of the terms of the deal is that she forgets ever making it. Enter Navarone, a poor human just trying to get by—or at least, to the ponies that's what he looks like. Pulled from his home by an accidental summoning from one Twilight Sparkle, Navarone is thrust into a world of ponies and more violence than he expected from such a peaceful seeming world.

''Fanfic/EquestriasFirstHuman'' by Ceehoff
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Vessel}}, autobot
* ''Synopsis'': A human has been teleported to Equestria after a lightning bolt struck him. The ponies of Ponyville had never seen anything like him before. Full of fear and uncertainty, all of Ponyville, except for the Mane 6 and Spike, avoided him. The human, with the help of the Mane 6, must earn Ponyville's friendship before a way back home is found.
* ''Comments'': An HiE fic that's well-written, hilarious, and has its bits of drama to fit in perfectly, making it a well-balanced story. If you're looking for something other than the generic, this is the fic for you. Completely redone as of March 1, 2013.[=[[reviews:EquestriasFirstHuman]]=]

''[[FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal Friendship is Optimal]]'' by Iceman
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo, [[@/RoryOkane Rory O’Kane]], @/ArisKatsaris, Tropers/{{Ruise}}, Tropers/{{Moonstne}}
* ''Status'': complete
* ''Synopsis'': Hanna, the CEO of Hofvarpnir Studios, just won the contract to write the official My Little Pony MMO. Hanna has built an A.I. Princess Celestia and given her one basic drive: to satisfy everybody's values through friendship and ponies. Princess Celestia ''will'' satisfy your values through friendship and ponies, and it will be ''completely'' consensual.
* ''Comments:'' A chilling read on what could be achieved by a relatively benevolent A.I. who merely wants to satisfy you. Though friendship and ponies.
** Also has a RecursiveFanfiction story ''[[FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimalAlwaysSayNo Friendship is Optimal: Always Say No]]'' which explores some of the time that is glossed over in the original, and comes highly recommended.

''[[FanFic/FiveScoreDividedByFour Five Score, Divided By Four]]'' by Twisted Spectrum
* Recommended by TARDIS 2468
* ''Synopsis'': As a fan of the show, Anon always loved Rainbow Dash and her cutie mark, but he never wanted it to appear on his leg. Now that it has, all sorts of things are getting weird for him. Cartoon ponies aren't real... right?
* Comments: A transformation fic that is very well written and has great story and character development.

''[[FanFic/TheGreatSlaveKing The Great Slave King]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TalonMach5 TalonMach5]]
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Human in Equestria'' fic, where after having escaped as a 'guest' of the Diamond Dogs and vowing revenge, Andrew King stumbles across the Well of Eternity and ascends to godhood. Styling himself as 'The Slave King', from here the story follows his rule as Lord of the Earth as he attempts to gain his revenge and outmaneuver his fellow deities.
* ''Comments:'' A truly excellent example of world building and character development. While the premise of a HiE fic where the main character becomes a god immediately screams of a GaryStu, it's very well executed.
** Also has a a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/67055/The-Book-of-Water%3A-The-Marriage-of-the-Slave-King sequel]], and a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/76964/equestrian-tales-told-by-tavernlight sidestory collection]], presented in-universe by Trixie.
[=[[reviews:TheGreatSlaveKing]]=]

''FanFic/{{Hands}}'' by Andrew Joshua Talon
* Recommended by: autobot
* ''Synopsis'': A slightly more realistic take on the "Human in Equestria" story concept. ... For a given value of "realistic."
* ''Comments'': Another MLP:FiM fic from the glorious man who brought you Beating the Heat and Progress.

''[[Fanfic/HeroesAndAllies Heroes And Allies]]'' by Lynolius
* Recommended by @/DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': In 2012, the United States military makes FirstContact with Equestria thanks to a military experiment that creates a portal linking Earth and Equestria. Soon, peaceful talks between the two worlds are established. But the US [[spoiler:and eventually the rest of the world]] is dragged into a war between Equestria and the Liberation Alliance.

''Fanfic/{{Misunderstandings}}'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Rogue+Wolf TheRogueWolf]]
* Recommended by redandready45
* ''Synopsis'':Peter Collins. Full-time copy clerk; part-time competitive shooter and sketch artist. Not the most glorious life, but for an independent 26-year-old looking to make his way up the corporate ladder, it's not a bad start. But the thing about one-in-a-million chances is that somebody has to be that one. And Pete has just found himself the winner of a bizarre cosmic lottery, giving him a free one-way trip into a land of magic and wonder: Equestria. Unfortunately, the locals are skittish, distrustful of anything not their own, and outright terrified of whatever might be threatening to them. And with no way to speak to or understand them, what might have been a trip through paradise becomes a journey through a living hell, where the simplest of misunderstandings can bring the most dire of consequences. Alone, confused and desperate, Peter wages a one-man battle to escape a land seemingly out to get him, searching for a way back home, while the forces that protect this magical nation- ignorant of his goals and terrified that he may be a threat- do all they can to capture him. How far can fear push us apart, what can it push us to do, when communication is impossible?
* ''Comments'': Written by the same guy responsible for [[FanFic/WrittenInDust WrittenInDust]], this fic showcases the various problems a human in Equestria would face: a language barrier, not to mention the fact that his appearance could easily shake up the harmonious peaceful society that has always been Equestria. The story is never boring, with new obstacles that Peter must overcome, but never does it become tiresome, it leaves you wanting more.

''Fanfic/TheMixedUpLifeOfBrad'' by D G D Davidson
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883, @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': The boy from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'', madly in love with Twilight, agrees to follow her through the mirror back to Equestria. However, when he doesn't turn into a pony, the two run right into opposition.

''FanFic/MyLittleDashie'' by [=ROBCakeran53=]
* Recommended by Salnax1, {{Tropers/Poptard}}, the @/AceOfScarabs, {{@/Revelo}}, Tropers/{{Miar}}, {{Tropers/enistoja}}, Tropers/{{omegaman}}, Tropers/AwesomeBlackGuy
* ''Synopsis'': A nameless man lives alone in a dying city, in a world of apathy and gray, starving for color. One day, during one of his many lonely walks on the silent streets, he finds a box containing a young pegasus filly with a rainbow mane.
[=[[reviews:MyLittleDashie]]=]

''FanFic/NineKnackeredSouls'' by DrIvoRobotnik
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Poptard}}, Kalikimaka
* ''Synopsis'': [=MLP:FiM=] and [[RedVsBlue RvB]] crossover. Post [=RvB=] Revelation and Season 1 of [=FiM=]. After a freak accident involving teleporters[[note]]From one 'side', Twilight Sparkle, and from the other, Caboose[[/note]] sends them to Equestria, the Red and Blue teams[[note]]Grif, Simmons, Sarge, Tucker, Caboose, and Wash[[/note]] must join forces with the the keepers of the Elements of Harmony to find a way back home and defeat an old nemesis. Rated T for swearing and violence that comes with ''{{Red vs. Blue}}''.
* ''Note'': While it may be prone to grammar errors and lack of breaks (at first), it's a pretty decent story that can be appreciated by both ''Red vs. Blue'' fans and ''Friendship is Magic'' fans. Or at least the former and fans of both. Is [[AlternateUniverse AU]] as it does not consider ''Red vs. Blue''[='=]s Season 9 since [[spoiler:Epsilon-Church and Tex also somehow make it to Ponyville.]]
[=[[reviews:FanFic/NineKnackeredSouls]]=]

''[[Fanfic/TheNonBronyverse No, I Am NOT a Brony, GET ME OUTTA EQUESTRIA!!!]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/BronyWriter BronyWriter]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': TD Harrison Powell, a 20-year-old Elementary Education major, is transported into Equestria as an accidental side effect of one of Celestia's experiments. Having disliked the show in his own world, he does not take being stuck inside it well...
* Comments: This story is unusual among HIE-fics for featuring a human who is aware of the show, doesn't like it, and is ''not'' quickly turned around by the experience of being in Equestria. Indeed, by the end of Chapter 7, TD has justifiable grudges against all of the Mane Six aside from Fluttershy. So far, this is a well-written and promising story, doing a pretty good job of portraying GreyAndGrayMorality.
* The story has since spawned [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/71216/wanderings-of-a-nonbrony two]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/133441/the-life-of-a-nonbrony sequels]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/76075/the-breaking-of-a-nonbrony several]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/122018/td-the-alicorn-princess alternate]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/82686/tds-little-rarity endings]], and even [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128492/tds-little-rarity-15-this-time-its-personal an alternate ending to that last one]], all by the original author.

''FanFic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate'' by ''Digitalpotato''.
* Recommended by PurpleShirt
* ''Status'': Complete, one-shot.
* ''Synopsis'': In a ShoutOut to the Creator/HarukiMurakami story ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'', this fic alternates between two narratives - '''Pink Personal Hell''', an OddCouple comedy involving Pinkie Pie who had appeared in our world to bring a little cheer to a man named Dominic's life, and '''Altering Fate''', a SliceOfLife story where a blue unicorn named Nickel Steel is sent to Ponyville to live, trying to find his place in a society that seems alien to him. Eventually, the two become one. Story is over 26,000 words, so reading it might take some time. RuleOfFunny is in effect.

''Fanfic/{{Ponyfall}}'' - a Collaboration of Self-Inserts
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': In Equestria — Discord is (somehow) set free once more. Once again, he hides the Elements of Harmony and this time, he doesn't give a clue as to where they are. Their six bearers and the Princesses confront him in battle. In the midst of that, he manages to grab hold of Princess Luna. However, just as he was about to cast a spell, she does so as well and it results in a bright pink explosion, which engulfs everypony (and some who aren't ponies) in Ponyville and beyond…\\
On Earth — Imagine if you will, that you were out for a walk one day, a supposedly normal day like any other, when suddenly, the sky becomes a bright shade of pink for a few minutes, and you start to smell the aroma of chocolate fudge. While everyone is panicking you search for the source of the strange smell. You find a mysterious stranger (an Equestrian) passed out on the ground. Who is this strange person, and what will you do?
* ''Current characters with stories'': [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15368/PonyFall%3AAdventures-in-Chaos Discord]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17301/PonyFall%3A-Majestic-Royalty Princess Celestia]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45926/ponyfall-the-dawning-of-twilight Twilight Sparkle]] [[spoiler:and Princess Luna]], [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/62905/ponyfall-mile-high-apple-pie Applejack]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/48301/ponyfall-leather-and-lace Rarity]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15632/Ponyfall%3A-Rainbows Rainbow Dash]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/16295/PonyFall%3A-Australia Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy]], the [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20289/Ponyfall%3A-Onward-Valiant-Crusaders Cutie Mark Crusaders]],
* There are more PonyFall stories in Website/FimfictionDotNet, but they haven't been approved by the group and thus aren't officially in the collab.
[=[[reviews:PonyFall]]=]

''[[Fanfic/ProjectSunflower Project: Sunflower]]'' by Hoopy [=McGee=]
* Recommended by: {{Tropers/Dogman15}}, {{Tropers/ComputerSherpa}}
* Synopsis: "It is the year 2038, and the Earth is slowly being consumed by a space-borne monstrosity dubbed the Black Tide, which is using nanotechnology to remake the planet into something hideously alien. Erin Olsen works for Project Harmonics, humanity's last-ditch effort to find a new world before the Tide can wipe them out. But when that world is found, and it turns out to be occupied, Erin will need to find the courage to face the unknown in order to save the inhabitants of both worlds."
** Reader's addendum: Erin volunteers to be an explorer of this new world, using nanobots to turn her body into a pony. She makes friends in Ponyville and tries to get a job, all while learning more about the world that humans may have to immigrate to. Highly recommended, especially due to the later chapters. Lots of science fiction and depictions of future technology. Give it a try!
* Tags: {{Adventure}}, AlternateUniverse, AlternateHistory.
[=[[reviews:ProjectSunflower]]=]

''FanFic/ResuscitatioArtiumMagicarum'' by Xomniac
* Recommended by: Darkkseid
* ''Synopsis'': Tartarus, the fabled prison said to hold all of the demons of Equus at bay. Few truly know what lies behind the impenetrable doors Cerberus guards. Some say that it is a pit, infinite in it's depth and darkness, from which there is no return. Other claim it to be a hellish plain, filled with fire and pain and suffering, to punish the demons for their sins. All of them are wrong. Tartarus is small. An inescapable cell for a single prisoner. But the tales about it's purpose are not false. For this captive human holds the key to unleashing upon Equestria forces which have not been seen for centuries, forces which predate Equestria by many an age. And soon, he shall be free.

''[[Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan The Rise of Darth Vulcan]] by RealityCheck
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Manwithnoplan1}}
* Synopsis:Ted was just having fun on Halloween. He had a pretty clever costume and an invite to a pretty fun party, and was making the best of it-- when he suddenly gets yanked sideways through reality into Equestria. Naturally he manages to make a very bad first impression, and is now an enemy of the State...
Maybe he shouldn't have gone out dressed as a villain.

''Fanfic/SolitaryPinion'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Tystarr Tystarr]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Viktoria had never seen the mirror before, now she wishes she had never examined it. With her body twisted into a strange and unsettling new shape she must become accustomed to her new equine form before finding a way home, and along the way also return her body to normal. Her body betrays her with each movement, muscle memory working against her. Even with the new addition of wings to grant her flight and escape, Viktoria has never felt more confined. Will the newly encountered Flitter and Cloudchaser be able to help her?
[=[[reviews:SolitaryPinion]]=]

''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'' by Drefsab
* Recommended by Tropers/AbstractIndigo
* ''Status'': complete
* ''Synopsis'': A Human in Equestria fic where the the protagonist and Rarity have fallen in love, set to the backdrop of a jealous old friend of Rarity threatening her business, and an increasingly complicated relationship between Rarity, the protagonist, and [[spoiler: Fluttershy]].
* ''Comments'': Readers should be warned that there are quite a few explicit scenes, and the second person narrative might also be off-putting to some, but it avoids a lot of the usual cliches by showcasing a well-developed romance. If you can look past these and the premise of a human and a pony in love, it's an example of some excellent relationship building, as well as good characterization.

''Fanfic/ThroughTheEyesOfAnotherPony'' by [=CardsLafter=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Bugsydor}}, {{Tropers/Freyaday}}, Tropers/MisterTulip
* ''Synopsis'': A self-insert human-in-equestria fanfic written for the express purpose of showing that these so-called [[SturgeonsTropes toxic tags]] that normally doom a fanfic to failure can be used to good effect. The author wakes up to find himself in Equestria, meets the Mane 6, the princesses, and a bevy of [=OC's=], and faces off against The Nightmare (the force that corrupted Luna into Nightmare Moon); wisecracking and taking [[AsideGlance aside glances]] all along the way.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Main&target_title=ThroughTheEyesOfAnotherPony Review here]]

''Fanfic/ThroughTheWellOfPirene'' by Ether Echoes
* Recommended by {{Tropers/dawningark}}
* ''Synopsis'': Daphne has tried to live her life as any normal teenage girl would, focusing on school and the intricacies of adolescent life in an effort to forget her more imaginative childhood. Now, however, her kid sister has been kidnapped by forces she cannot understand and she is forced to chase after her into a land she had once thought only make-believe. Cast adrift in a strange and magical world, she must find her sister before she can use the Golden Bridle to take control of Equestria as the pawn of a dark and terrible master.
[=[[reviews:ThroughTheWellOfPirene]]=]

''Fanfic/TheSonOfTheEmperor'' by NoMoreSanity
* Recommended by Tropers/ABitOfWeather, Tropers/mannowdog
* ''Synopsis'': "We all know about stories where Humans enter Equestria. But what about a world where Equestria is in the Human world? It is the year 1820, and a series of events brings a young unicorn and a human prince together. Together, they will embark on a quest to change Europe, and the world, forever."
* Comments: A fun mix of AlternateHistory and ponies. It's very entertaining to see how the author has ponies mesh with real-life history narrative, and it's very well researched on both sides (in-jokes, both historical and FiM-related, abound). It also does a good job of comparing the ideals/priorities of the show with the Western 19th-century perspective.

''Fanfic/AVoiceAmongTheStrangers'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Tystarr Tystarr]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa, Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Jessica finds herself flung into a world she has little concept of. Everything is strange and new to her, but worst of all she cannot communicate with the native inhabitants. A world of monsters and sentient ponies, griffons and other assorted beasts is no place for a human girl. How will Jessica cope? Without an understanding of their language how will she make her way in the world, will she even be able to ever communicate with them? Why was she even brought into the world and is there even a way for her to get home?
* Comments: This story stands out for keeping entirely within the point-of-view of the human protagonist yet managing to portray all of the canon characters accurately in spite of the language barrier, which the author has not taken any kind of shortcut with.
** A side story from the Equestrian's point-of-view is being written.

''Fanfic/{{Xenophilia}}'' by [[AnonymousAuthor AnonAuthor]], published by [=AnonponyDASHIE=]
* Recommended by [=IMpish=], autobot, Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': An OC ''Human in Equestria'' shipfic. Lero has been trapped in Equestria by mysterious forces, and is now merely trying to make a life and family for himself while among a new species and culture. WARNING: Explicit sexual content.
* ''Comments'': Rather than go off on crazy adventures and fight evil, this story focuses on cultural misunderstandings and is driven by character interaction and development. It explores human vs pony psychology and rituals, and ValuesDissonance has a very strong presence. It should also be noted that while most [=HiE=] fics focus on the human, this story is told from the point of view of Rainbow Dash. While it is eventually hinted that Lero was sent to Equestria by [[spoiler:TheFairFolk]], it never factors into the story aside from the emotional ramifications.
* It now has a ScrapbookStory [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/57315/The-Xenophile%27s-Guide-to-Equestria sequel]] written by Twilight Sparkle, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62265/Xenophilia%3A-Side-Stories two collections]] of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/67231/xenophilia-further-tales side stories]] set at various points in the timeline, a [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62374/xenophilia-side-story-cultural-norms one-shot]] dealing with Lero's taboo against public nudity, and a [[FanFic/DividedRainbow spinoff saga]] focusing on when Twilight Sparkle accidentally swapped her friends' cutie marks.

''[[FanFic/WrittenInDust Written in Dust]]'' by The Rogue Wolf
* Recommended by [=LeoArchon=]
* ''Synopsis:'' Jacob Doakes has an unusual hobby- he loves to explore abandoned places. Crumbling halls, collapsed staircases, long-empty rooms... every one tells him a story. But on one moonlit night, a trip down the wrong corridor sends him tumbling- not to his death, but into an entirely new world. Now, to return home, Jacob must unearth the story and alter the mysterious fate of the grandest abandoned place he's ever explored: Canterlot.
* Comments:
** [=LeoArchon=]: The author of Fanfic/CrossedPaths returns with another excellent story! It's definitely worth a read.
[=[[reviews:WrittenInDust]]=]

!!Other fics:

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13815/Sins-of-the-Ancients Sins of the Ancients]]'' by Tundara
* Recommended by Gyvon
* ''synopsis'':Attacked by an unknown entity Twilight is forced into the body of a wizard on another world. Separated from her friends Twilight will have to make new allies and keep herself hidden from enemies who mistake her for someone else. Complicating matters further she will have to learn how to harness an unfamiliar form of magic. As war brews around her and creatures from nightmares begin to take an interest in her, Twilight will have to find her way home. If she does not more will be lost than just her in a strange hostile land.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9300462/1/A-Poison-Most-Intimate A Poison Most Intimate]]'' by Darkryt Orbinautz
* Recommended by Lord Xamweth Oudeis
* ''Synopsis'': Rarity and Rainbow have problems. They're poisons to each other. Yet, each keep drinking. Their friends have noticed, and decide something needs to be done about it...however, after some calls and arrests are made, what's really going on may be more complex than anypony realizes...
* A curious gem of a story where bondage and indecency abound, with quite a few horror elements thrown in for good measure. Read at your own risk.
* Now has a prequel and a sequel-in-progress.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/545/1/Equestria/Asylum Asylum]]'' by Equestria
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': It never existed. 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:Asylum]]=]
* Note: [[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] [[{{FanFic/Asylum}} another My Little Pony fanfic ]], which has a [[OntologicalMystery ''completely different premise]].


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/11106/Battleships-are-Magic Battleships are Magic]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/totallynotabrony totallynotabrony]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': On the eve of the Gulf War, a US Navy ship sails through an intense storm and into a different world. Equestria and the other members of the United Lands are attempting to remove the dragons from their encroachment into Zebrica, but diplomacy is failing. While nopony wants a war, it appears that there might be no other option. Captain John Mittal and the rest of the sailors aboard USS Wisconsin have some tough political and ethical choices to make. This isn't their fight, but can they stand by while the rest of the world prepares for war?
* First part of the ''FanFic/BattleshipsUniverse'' series.
[=[[reviews:Battleships are Magic]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100083/1/blissful-dream/blissful-dream Blissful Dream]]'' by Kalash93
* Recommended by: Molotov
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy and her lover enjoy an evening and each other. CoitusEnsues.
* Written as a request for ADRNEL. It's a short, touching, pointless piece of sweet erotica. Ties in with The Machine by ADRNEL.

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-brave-new-world.html Brave New World]]'' by [=Phoenix=]
* Recommended by ''Pichu'' and Racso
* ''Synopsis'': It's just another school day for Twilight and her friends...or is it? When Pinkie Pie starts claiming that they aren't what they're supposed to be, everyone initially chalks it up to being just another bit of Pinkie's weirdness. They will soon come to find out that things aren't always what they appear to be.
[=[[reviews:BraveNewWorld]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12182/1/The-Brony-International-Guard/The-B.I.G.-comes-to-town Brony International Guard]]'' by psychicscubadiver
* Recommended by ruff1298
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight awakens one day to discover 25 strange creatures on her lawn. They have all apparently sworn eternal loyalty to her. As did the 225 others did with her friends, the Princesses, Trixie, and Derpy Hooves.
[=[[reviews:Brony International Guard]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/126741/dash-of-humanity Dash of Humanity]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Kaidan Kaidan]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Have you ever woken up as a vegetarian cartoon pony? I have, and she won’t shut up about it. I’m stuck in her body as our minds swap control and our memories blur. I can’t seem to do anything right, and it’s even worse when she’s in charge. Now, we’re in a back and forth war for control of her body. I just want to eat meat again, and have a little personal space. She’s convinced I’m hitting on her friends and trying to score. I’m not sure I can survive the rest of the day, let alone until we fix this.
* Now has a sequel in progress, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/154038/dash-of-humanity-2-a-new-dawn Dash of Humanity 2: A New Dawn]]''.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/59135/follow-the-melody Follow the Melody]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Astrocity Astrocity]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Lyle Hartston was just an average guy living an average life following a routine schedule. However, this brony's life takes a turn when all of a sudden he wakes up in Equestria. More surprises await for him as he comes to meet a certain pony by the name of Lyra Heartstrings.
* Comments: What stands out about this story is that Lyle has arrived in the middle of events he's familiar with, having watched Season 2, and is able to cause deviations from canon with yet to be revealed results. Also, he's a 22-year-old man trapped in a young, pre-Cutie Mark colt's body.

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/42550/the-girl-with-the-lyre-tattoo The Girl WIth the Lyre Tattoo]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dennis%20the%20Menace Dennis the Menace]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Adrian Ross stumbles across a naked young woman with green hair in a Seattle alleyway and decides to help her.
* Comments: A Humanised Pony-on Earth story, similar to ''Anthropology'' and ''Ponyfall'', but with a lot of influence from Franchise/TheBourneSeries as well.

''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/5676/the-god-particle The God Particle]]'' by [=MoonriseUnicorn=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': After an accident involving a particle accelerator a renowned physicist ends up in Equestria, where he struggles to adapt to a world that not only possesses but outright depends on magic.
** The initial chapters may be discouraging in terms of quality and originality; however, ItGetsBetter around chapter 15 (when the typical "meet the mane six" antics give way to the actual plot), and rewritten versions of the first chapters can be found in the author's DeviantArt [[http://equzephyr.deviantart.com/gallery/38112028 gallery]].
[=[[reviews:TheGodParticle]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22722/A-Hero-Of-War A Hero of War]]'' by DontWaketheNeighbour
* Recommended by Gyvon
* ''Synopsis'':Rainbow Dash wakes up on earth in the year 1942 during the horrific time of world war 2. She has no idea how she ended up in this strange world and with nobody to turn to she has no choice to tag along with a small American platoon as they fight in the gruesome battle against the ruthless Nazis.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/20411/How-I-Met-My-Pony How I Met My Pony]]'' by Something Epic
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kytseo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A collaboration between multiple authors, and unrelated to Ponyfall, this fic stars the Mane Six, Derpy, Vinyl, and Lyra. Essentially, they're Humares, Equestria's equivalent to bronies, and fans of what is essentially a sitcom. In hopes of meeting the "Man Nine," they magic themselves into the specific part of Earth the Man Nine live in, hilarity ensues. [[spoiler: Also, appropriately enough, the Man Nine are bronies, with their favorite ponies being (coincidentally) the ones that actually made the jump.]]
[=[[reviews:HowIMetMyPony]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-kindness-of-strangers.html The Kindness of Strangers]]'' by Lysis
* Recommended by ''Pichu'', ''Thebes''
* ''Synopsis'': Fluttershy is transported to 1930's Earth, and has become human in the process. With the help of a stranger, she must find a way home before her window of opportunity closes forever.
[=[[reviews:TheKindnessOfStrangers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/144198/long-road-to-friendship Long Road to Friendship]]'' by The Albinocorn
* Recommended by magictoaster
* ''Synopsis'': After putting on the Element of Magic, Sunset Shimmer was shown just how much of a monster she really is. But that wasn't all the Elements did to her. Sunset has now been forced to serve penance by answering any question truthfully and by doing anything asked of her, whether she wants to or not. And she really doesn't want to. Until all of the hatred in her heart is gone, Sunset is at the whim of her peers, unbeknownst to them of course. Can her new "friends" help her down the road to redemption? If not, there's always that other Twilight Sparkle she keeps running into.
* ''Pairings'': None yet.
[=[[reviews:LongRoadToFriendship]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6859602/1/Luna_in_the_Sky_with_Diasynthes Luna in the Sky with Diasynthes]]'' by [=GrimBloodyFable=]
* Recommended by Nobble
* ''Synopsis'': Two [[OriginalCharacters OCs]] end up in the My Little Pony universe, and somewhere along the line are fed a mushroom by Pinkie Pie. It turns out to be a GRatedDrug, and Twilight and friends have to venture into the Everfree Forest to find a cure. HilarityEnsues.
[=[[reviews:LunaInTheSkyWithDiasynthes]]=]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7816350/1/The-Lost-Element The Lost Element]] by XD-385
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Peridonyx}}
* ''Synopsis'': Equestria has long been known as the land of ponies. However, the name of Equestria is misleading. For far too long, a certain element has been missing from the world. And now, that element has been brought back. But for better or for worse?

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8174/lyras-human]]Lyra's Human by pjabrony
* Recommended by {{rocklobster}}
* ''Synopsis: Lyra Heartstrings has been attempting to discover a way to transport humans from our world to Equestria. She meets a human and the two of them develop a very heartwarming relationship. However, Celestia is quite xenophobic towards humans. Has a currently ongoing sequel called "Lyra's Human 2: Derpy's Human", with Derpy in a similar situation. This one is more relaxed and comedic.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3203/MLP-Laboratories--The-Outbreak MLP Laboratories - The Outbreak]]'' by NeuStrasbourg
* Recommended by Tropers/DialgaX
* ''Synopsis'': Did the ponies really think they lived in a magical cartoon world? Where they controlled the weather? Where they had created and maintained an advanced civilization all by themselves, despite the fact they didn't even have thumbs? They believed that. At least for a while. But one by one, they are waking up to a much harsher, much more disturbing reality. They will try to fight their way out of a nightmarish place ruled by cold and sadistic entities.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3765/MLP-Laboratories--Freak-Show MLP Laboratories - Freak Show]]'' is a companion piece.
[=[[reviews:MLP Laboratories - The Outbreak ]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6930195/1/My_Little_Brony_Reality_vs_Fantasy My Little Brony: Reality vs. Fantasy]]'' by Klutzybear
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Anemoi}}, {{Tropers/El Dark}}
* ''Synopsis'' This is a standard "Human goes to Equestria", but this time, its Pinkie Pie of all ponies who brings the OC in. Naturally, he has an existential crisis and, by the second chapter, discovers that [[spoiler: he can control cartoon physics]].
[=[[reviews:MyLittleBronyRealityVsFantasy]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3893/My-Little-Person:-The-Strange-Case-of-Lyle-Hartman My Little Person: The Strange Case of Lyle Hartman]]'' by Fernin
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Salnax1}}
* ''Synopsis'': Lyle Hartman, your typical brony wakes up as Lyra Heartstrings. The problem is, nopony believes him.
[=[[reviews:MyLittlePersonTheStrangeCaseofLyleHartman]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33512/myouve-gotta-be-kidding-me Myou've Gotta Be Kidding Me]]''
* Recommended by @/AckSed
* ''Synopsis'': A human [[BrilliantButLazy slacker and amateur scholar]] from our world ends up in Equestria... as a cow. Struggling to make his way and use his stored knowledge to better himself and others without opposable thumbs, as the story progresses, it becomes clear he was brought over for a [[ThePawn reason]].

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50795/The-Youth-in-the-Garden The Youth In The Garden]]'' by The Descendant.
* Recommended by: Molotov, Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* Synopsis: "September 17th, 1862 became the single bloodiest day in American history when a battle was fought along the Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Yesterday, Fluttershy hummed happily as she watered her garden. The two events are not unrelated."
* Comments: this is one hell of a TearJerker, especially the third chapter. It also functions as ADayInTheLimelight for Fluttershy. It's HistoricalFiction meets humans in Equestria. Appropriate music (especially for the third chapter): http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?&v=gdKNJewKAPs

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-somewhere-only-we-know.html Somewhere Only We Know]]'' by Patchwork Poltergeist
* Recommended by {{Tropers/machicron}}, {{Tropers/DNApArk}}, {{Tropers/xyzzy}}
* ''Synopsis'': Every night in a little stable just outside of town, the mare lays down to sleep. And every night she has the same dream about her and her friends.
[=[[reviews:SomewhereOnlyWeKnow]]=]

''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-stuck.html Stuck]]'' by Lucid
* Recommended by Sithking Zero
* ''Synopsis'': A /co/mrade finds himself in the world of ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic''. Will he ever get back home, or will he be stuck in a fantasy forever?
[=[[reviews:Stuck]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/18679/The-Tale-of-Gaius-%26quot%3BNinefingers%26quot%3B The Tale of Gaius "Ninefingers"]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Zong92 Zong92]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}
* ''Synopsis'': A human knight from a far off and distant land finds himself stranded in Equestria and sets off to complete the mission given to him by his king. Along the way he will come across many challenges and gain both ally and enemy alike. While this wayward knight begins this quest alone and with a single goal, he will find himself as either an instrumental part in the survival of Equestria or in its destruction.
[=[[reviews:TheTaleOfGaiusNinefingers]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4701/Tinker%2C-Tanner%2C-Hunter%2C-Spy Tinker, Tanner, Hunter, Spy]]'' by Shamus_Aran
* Recommended by Tropers/ABitOfWeather
* ''Synopsis'': Archer is not having a good day. He's recently been knocked unconscious and imprisoned by a Fae race, notorious for their animosity towards humans and each other. Instead of cannibalistic Merfolk or mischievous Fairies, he finds... talking ponies. Who want him to be their "friend."
* He is sentenced to remain in a small town they call ''Eqshana'', until he can learn to "live in harmony" with its inhabitants. Unfortunately, a message from his king, Jove V, has turned his prison sentence into a mission of espionage. Now he must escape these no-doubt insidious creatures, and even more importantly, stay sane doing it. Along the way, he will answer one of the most important questions he has ever faced: Is there really nothing to eat around here besides hay?
[=[[reviews:TinkerTannerHunterSpy]]=]

''[[http://m.fanfiction.net/s/7721108/1/ What Separates]]'' by [[http://m.fanfiction.net/u/3599473/ Zurock]]
* Recommended by @/REV6Pilot, Kalikimaka
* ''Synopsis'': "An exploration of various real world topics and ideas by contrasting them against the more harmonious ideals of Equestria. In story, an extraordinary set of circumstances strands a human in Equestria, and his interactions drive the exploration."
* ''Comments'': Being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, this fic is a great philosophical examination of the culture clash that would happen if humanity and Equestria ever met face to face. Many good points are brought up and discussed in an extensive but clear way, leading to an extremely solid character interaction and development. This is the sort of fic that will have you thinking quite a bit after you read it, and I couldn't recommend it more than I already do.
[=[[reviews:What Separates]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1029/Whiplash Whiplash]]'' by Molotov Vovktail
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Gyvon}}
* ''Synopsis'':When a motorcyclist is struck by lightning, it sends him to a strange world in a seemingly unexplainable turn of events. With no one able to offer him the answers to his questions, he settles in for the long haul, and looks for a way home. Lost, injured, and still reeling in the post-traumatic stress of military service, as well as the criminal underground of street racing, he struggles to maintain his very sanity. Little does he know, the friendships that made life worth living for him would be the key to stopping an ancient enemy bent on anarchy and genocide.
[=[[reviews:Whiplash]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8553/Retired-to-Equestria Retired to Equestria]]'' by [=YetAnotherMask=]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Liirian}}
* ''Synopsis'':Retiring isn't always easy. Especially when your job title is EvilOverlord. Most of the time retirement from that particular position comes on the sharp end of an opportunistic hero's sword. But Damien didn't survive the past six centuries by playing by the rules. His retirement plans involve running. Running from his country, his continent, and his very universe to escape Fate's long reach. And what better place to run to in an attempt to live peacefully than the utopian land of Equestria?
* ''Comments'':An excellent, and often hilarious, story about what happens when an incredibly GenreSavvy Evil Overlord, one who follows the EvilOverlordList to the letter, decides to spend the rest of his (many) years in Equestria. Recommend it to anyone who loves [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] and clever writing.
[=[[reviews:RetiredToEquestria]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17982/Stone-Cold Stone Cold]]'' by Midnight_Quill
* Recommended by autobot
* ''Synopsis'': Pulled into a strange world where myth and legends are real. Unable to communicate to the native creatures here, or even able to move for that matter... How is a human supposed to adapt to this strange world, or even manage to keep his sanity when he is encased in stone.
* ''Comments'': Another HiE fic that's well-written. It is also insanely funny with the protaigonists thoughts, but what else can a guy do when he's [[spoiler: been trapped by Discord in his stone prison thing?]]
[=[[reviews:StoneCold]]=]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37680/Fluttershy-Has-Tea-With-Jesus Fluttershy Has Tea With Jesus]]'' by Retsamoreh
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': A short one-shot featuring ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Not offensive.
* ''Comments'': There are a couple of fics out there that try to combine ponies and Christianity; this one is non-controversial, and well worth the read, though the abundancy of ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Hitchhiker's Guide]]''-style humor in the short story may be kind of annoying.
[=[[reviews:FluttershyHasTeaWithJesus]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13178/Something-to-Look-Forward-To Something to Look Forward To]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': A short narrative about a human, and how he tries to fit into Equestria while living for hundreds of years.
* ''Comments'': It may not be a masterpiece, but compared to many other "human" fics it's a pleasant and rather wistful read.
[=[[reviews:SomethingToLookForwardTo]]=]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/21227/The-Great-Brony-Migration The Great Brony Migration]]'' by Laichonious
* Recommended by: autobot
* ''Synopsis'': It is summer of 2020, the popular TV show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" has finished its eighth, and what appears to be final, season. The world has stopped trying to ignore the Brony subculture and has now actively started to shut it down. Bronies all over the world fear for their safety but won't denounce the show and lifestyle that has brought them so much happiness. Eventually, the bronies decide to flee Earth. This is the story of how they made it to Equestria, bringing their fun-loving shenanigans with them.
* ''Comments'': Wow. This is interesting. Apparantly, [[spoiler: humans have the ability to use the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Thu'um,]] or way of the voice.]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62315/grayscale Grayscale]]'' by
* Recommended by: @/GentlemensDame883, p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': Take the common ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' conceits, such as the expanding barrier swallowing up Earth and forcing ponification for humans to survive, and make just one change: ''[[TearJerker Keep everyone in character.]]''
* Comments: One of the few, if the ONLY''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' fic done right.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/43940/Raising-a-Human-in-Equestria Raising a Human in Equestria]]'' by Flame6666
* Recommended by: autobot
* ''Synopsis'': So then, what would happen if a human baby ended up and was raised in Equestria? Will they be a normal everyday worker? Will they be a Celestia Knight? Will they take over the world? Will they speed up Equestrias technology level with good old human ingenuity? Honestly I have no idea! So that's why I need YOUR help! You, the readers will decide their personality, their dreams, their... everything really. So lets get started!
* ''Comments'': Pre-Series. Readers are able to vote on what the kid gets or who helps him apparantly. Also, the best way I can describe it is {{Fanfic/My Little Dashie}} except in reverse.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/40321/Red-Thrush-Private-School Red Thrush Private School]]'' by Azurini
* Recommended by Kytseo
* ''Synopsis'': Welcome to Red Thrush Private School. You will make friends that stand by you no matter what, you will make enemies that will stop at nothing to get you expelled, you will even find your high school love that you always dreamed of, even if she's not exactly the type of girl you thought you would end up with. Oh and here's a little heads up, 'you' are a dumb ass when it comes to girls.
* ''Comments'': A pretty good slice of life, HighSchoolAU fic. Trust me when I say the main character ([[HelloInsertNameHere currently nameless]] to become an AudienceSurrogate, but bears a definable gender, personality, design to a lesser extent, etc.) is basically made of awesome, and he more or less makes this fic.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/42116/A-shooting-nightmare A Shooting Nightmare]]'' by The Psychopath
* Recommended by autobot
* ''Synopsis'': Mathews Fore is a simple man. He has a decent job with decent pay. A rather nice little house at the end of the road. A "dead-end" if you will. The only problem? He hates lack of security, although everyone in his neighborhood has a tendency to watch the actions of eachother, so no theft has gone unpunished...by them. Due to his fears of security, he erected a very tall fence around his house that he further covered with a green cover, so nobody can see through it. His yard is pretty huge in itself. However, he starts to feel lonely. He doesn't want a woman, nor is he gay, so he doesn't want a man. He just wants something to hug. He doesn't want a pet, but he doesn't want to adopt a kid either. He just wants something adorable to hug and kiss on the forehead. Something intelligent. But what? One night, there was the announcement of a meteor shower, so Mathews decides to take his chances and wish upon a star, just like in his childhood stories. He gets what he wants, but is it really worth it?
* ''Comments'': Kinda a happier, more comedy filled version of {{Fanfic/My Little Dashie}} except with Nightmare Moon.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/40384/Anno-Domini Anno Domini]]''
* Reccommended by Tropers/LongGunner15
* ''Synopsis'': Humans... humans are such a bizarre race. Capable of the greatest benevolence and the worst atrocities. And yet, they're so very predictable. For you see, while societies may die, and nations may crumble, one thing will remain constant: the desire to survive. I should know. I was there when everything fell.


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4464/Over-the-Edge-and-Through-the-Wood Over the Edge and Through the Wood]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/JarOfHearts JarOfHearts]]
* Recommended by p0nypanda, @/REV6Pilot, @/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': Troy is twenty years old, attending college, a causal[sic] hiker, has no idea where he is, and is desperately struggling to survive. Seeking to escape a mountain forest, he tries to make his way to civilization and safety. Only to get more lost than he can possibly imagine. He attempts to adapt to this strange, impossible new world he has entered after wandering beyond the edge of the map.
* Comments: Think of ''Man vs. Wild'', except even harsher and [[RecycledInSpace in an alien world]]. Troy has to survive while at the same time not knowing what the resources he finds can do to him, the locals don't understand his language, and magic hurts him to the point of leaving him temporarily crippled (though, in one case, [[CursedWithAwesome it was better than]] [[TakenForGranite the alternative]]), while at the same time he has to deal with [[SanitySlippage his sanity going down the drain]].
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/61354 Brony Steve Makes Out with Fluttershy]]'' by D. G. D. Davidson
* Recommended by @/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A short, rather mild {{deconstruction}} of the common human-in-Equestria story. Not really extremely tragic or dark, but hardly idealistic either.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23419/a-ghost-story A Ghost Story]]'' by Elemist
* Recommended by p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': Fantastic, I finally get to visit my favorite cast of awesome talking ponies to have one small thing keeping me from enjoying it to its fullest. I CAN"T FREAKING INTERACT WITH ANYTHING. I guess being a ghost in Equestria isn't the worst thing that could have happened, at least I can shadow my favorite ponies and see what going on in their lives. Heh, I guess I've become the ultimate stalker, I do miss having someone to talk to that wasn't me, myself or I though.
* ''Comments'': An oddly interesting tale where at first only foals and animals can see the ghost human. But, if he dreamwalks, which is quite painful for him, others can see him.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/42151/the-sparkle-chronicles The Sparkle Chronicles]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dusty%20Sage Dusty Sage]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight Sparkle`s first love is learning, and always will be. But a chance trip across space and time to the overheated American plains introduces her to a candidate for second place - or maybe third. It`s hard to tell sometimes.
* Now with two sequels, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56061/second-act Second Act]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49142/somepony-new Somepony New]]'', collectively making up the [=TwiBrush=] series.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62822/mlp-friendship-chronicles-book-i-cataclysm MLP Friendship Chronicles: Book I- Cataclysm]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/DVB DVB]]
* Recommended by Tropers/DVB
* ''Synopsis'': Sometime after his second imprisonment, Discord creates his ultimate game plan yet. However, he will need the help of his own champion, willing or otherwise. Having selected one 'lucky' human and coerced him into doing his part, he will free Discord. After that, he gets the power and it should be all fun and games, right? Wrong.
* ''Comments'': The first out of five planned; will diverge from canon and inspired by many other fanfics, such as Pony POV.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23095/you-do-not-belong You Do (Not) Belong]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/2dextreem 2dextreem]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': A freak lightning storm, strange lights, an unassuming, yet mysterious stone obelisk... What do these things have to do with an average college student from North Tonawanda? At first, nothing. But when nineteen year old Connor finds himself at the center of a cosmic coincidence, he probably should have left well enough alone. Now, he's stranded in an impossible world filled with real magic and populated by sentient creatures calling themselves "ponies." A stranger in a strange land, Connor's yearning for answers and a way back to Earth will try both his patience and his sanity in the days following his arrival, even with the support of his new equine friends. But as he witnesses his life slowly spiral out of control, he will call into question his definition of home, humanity, destiny, and what it means to truly belong.
* Comments: Admittedly, this one takes a while to really stand out from the HIE crowd, but the main character is likable and well-developed, and there's a ''very'' big WhamEpisode by the end of the third day.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36813/hippophobia Hippophobia]]'', by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Midi Midi]]
* Recommended by Tropers/ClatoLawa
* ''Synopsis'': A teenager with a fear of horses ends up in Equestria, during the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]].
* Comments: Doesn't exactly break new ground in the HIE formula, but the protagonist is [[TheWoobie sympathetic]], the comedy typically work as well as the drama, and it has a rather unique approach to Doctor Whooves/Time Turner.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/107183/educating-equestria Educating Equestria]]'' by GnollReader
* Recommended by p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': The humans have travelled to Equestria to share their knowledge with the ponies. However, what the human scholars bring with them quickly turns out to be a bit much for the simple-minded locals.
* Comments: Funny, since ponies don't know high level math, causing a professor giving a lecture to get a bit angry.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120409/one-small-step One small step]]'' by Jazzaman
* Recommended by p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': July 16th 1969 was a monumental day for all of humanity. But what would it have been like through the eyes of a pony?
* Comments: The Apollo 11 take of from the eyes of Rainbow Dash.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128177/a-stranger-among-the-voices A Stranger Among the Voices]]'' by Tystarr
* Recommended by Tropers/MaddTheSane
* ''Synopsis'': A changeling who finds responsibility thrust upon her after the failed Canterlot invasion.\\
A unicorn who finds herself part of first contact with a strange new creature.\\
A princess who finds hints of one she long since lost in another's mind.\\
With the arrival of a strange bipedal creature into Equestria, all three will find themselves intertwined with the fate of the girl. When language cannot be understood how will communication with the new arrival be achieved, and what secrets may the creature be bringing with her? What does the girl possess that may alter how the changeling in particular sees the world.\\
What could the girl possibly have that would allow one word – hope – to resonate so strongly, not only for herself but also the changeling.
* ''Comments'': This is a POVSequel to ''FanFic/AVoiceAmongTheStrangers'', although it is written to stand on its own.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/122954/hail-to-the-king Hail to the King]]'' by Qwapdo
* Recommended by p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': King Sombra’s dark influence was obliterated by the Crystal Heart, and the villain is well and truly dead. But when he attempts to steal the afterlife of an innocent victim, a human spirit is left hurtling towards Equestria, where this unfortunate soul is revived into the only vessel available: the reconstituted body of King Sombra himself. Thus, a cheerfully oblivious alien is crammed into the form of the most evil and malicious being Equestria has ever known. Not that Shining Armor and Cadence know this, of course. As far as they are concerned, the King is back and he’s lost his fricking mind.
* ''Comments'': This is really funny. Though some may think Shining Armor and Cadence might be too paranoid.
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''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z7UnO66q9w Friendship is Manly]]'' by [[http://1n33d4hug.deviantart.com/ Kanashii Panda]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Gilgameshkun}}
* ''Synopsis'': Short animated FanFilm features muscle-bound male human alternate universe versions of female pony characters, who receive invitations to Gummy's birthday party. At the party they dance and generally do manly things.
* ''Comments'': This video is quite hilarious and [[RefugeInAudacity bitingly irreverent]]. AffectionateParody, GenderFlip, MrFanservice, RaceLift, RuleSixtyThree, TestosteronePoisoning and WalkingShirtlessScene are all in full force here.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/52806/reinventing-trixie Reinventing Trixie]]'' by The Rogue Wolf
* Recommended by Tropers/{{madcapguy}}
* ''Synopsis'': A [[SecondPersonNarration second person]] romance between the Great and Powerful Trixie and the human Donovan Trellis (you) set in an alternate universe where the human and pony worlds have been linked by a network of portals. Donovan is a down-on-his-luck stunt coordinator runs across Trixie, weeping over her broken wagon in Equestria. He fixes it for her and soon after that, Trixie offers him a job to helping reinvent her act to apeal to human and pony audiences alike. They begin living together out of convenience and a relationship forms. Donovan also strives to reinvent Trixie's image to the Equestrian public and the mane six inparticular, whom she is afraid hate her for the events of"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]".
* ''Comments'': I found the story to be an enjoyable read, with Donovan's snarky narration adding some comedy. The relationship between him and Trixie and the interactions between them and the mane six were quite heartwarming. Be warned that there is a descriptive sex scene in the second to last chapter 'consummation'. Lesbianism and adoption are also touched upon.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/151041/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-the-pageant A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant]]'' by D. G. D. Davidson
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Korodzik}}
* ''Synopsis'': A Catholic priest-in-training is given the task of organizing a Christmas pageant in Equestria, and attempts to do so with the help of Lyra and her friends. [[HilarityEnsues Naturally, things refuse to go smoothly.]]
* ''Comments'': And no, before you ask, this is ''not'' one of these religious AuthorTract fanfics about characters [[EasyEvangelism converting to Christianity]]. It does, however, take a look at how would human religion be perceived by the ponies.
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/157612/twilight-makes-first-contact Twilight Makes First Contact]]'' by Immanuel
* Recommended by p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': Twilight takes on the most important task in her career as a princess of Equestria, when she opens up a magical portal to a distant world with extra-Equestrian intelligence. With her organizational skills and keen understanding of scientific principles, she leads diplomats and scientists in a well-planned expedition to a historic first contact. The first exchange doesn't quite go without a hitch, however, as the portal opens near a pony ranch at Texas, Earth. For the purposes of this fic, assume Equestria Girls didn't happen.
* ''Comments'': A very interesting tale that has quite a bit of scientific jargon in it. Also, the Ponies mistake ranch ponies as the dominate species.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/167781/facing-changes Facing Changes]]'' by Sketchy Unicorn
* Recommended by: p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'': I never thought that this day would come; the day that my dad would finally find someone to be with after being alone for so long. Not only that, but the one that he found, the one that he's decided to spend the rest of his life with, was none other than Princess Celestia. I do feel happy for Dad, really I do, but I still didn't like the idea of my father getting remarried. The thing is, though... I have no idea why I feel this way.
* ''Comments'': Warning, the ponies here are anthro.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19300/the-man-with-two-names The Man With Two Names]]'' by Donald Trump Card
* Recommended by: Tropers/CommandoDude
* ''Synopsis'': When Fluttershy finds a human in her backyard trying to eat one of her chickens, she and a majority of the residents of Ponyville only want this dangerous creature as far away from their town as possible.
* ''Comments'': This is not a story about a human coming to Equestria to heal, or make friends, or your typical HIE stuff. This is a story about ValuesDissonance between a guy stuck in a fantasy land who thinks he's a monster, and the trials he faces because of it trying desperately to eek out a life in Ponyville. Also, the story is finished (epilogue pending).

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/190260/change-is-good Change is Good]]'' by AdmiralTigerclaw
* Recommended by: p0nypanda
* ''Synopsis'':The Elements of Harmony. Six artifacts of legendary power that have provided for the peace of Equestria for over a thousand years. While Queen Chrysalis managed to deny the ponies their ultimate defense, she still lost to a different unexpected surprise in the form of a love-powered shield spell. However, the Elements won't be so easily denied. Unbeknownst to anyone, they awaken in their vault and cast Chrysalis into another world to teach her a lesson or six about life and harmony. Stripped of her power, trapped in a form unfamiliar even to a changeling, and at the mercy of the locals, Chrysalis must learn how to get along with others before she is allowed to return to save her hive. And if successful, she may just be allowed to keep her new friend... If he's willing, and if he can survive the drawbacks of being one of the rarest changeling classes ever seen: A breeding drone. Join a spoiled rotten queen and a workaholic electrical engineer in the retelling of an adventure that brought them together across the boundaries of space and time. Because sometimes, a little change isn't all that bad.

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/99168/the-tale-of-lord-barleycorn The Tale of Lord Barleycorn]] by Rambling Puppet
* Recommended by HemlockDalise
* ''Synopsis'': The Harvest family has hit hard times. All of Hollow Shades is expecting them to sell their family farm by the end of the year and there seems to be no hope. The youngest Harvest, Corn Crib, has a secret to how the farm is starting to turn around, but when a family member from Ponyville is called in will her secret be exposed? What is Lord Barleycorn, and is he as good as he claims to be?
* ''Comments'': One of my absolute favourite pony stories, I can't improve upon the synopsis without spoilers but rest assured it is well worth the read!

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/172088/tales-of-the-oppressed Tales of the Oppressed]] by ([[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Terran34 Terran34]])

* Recommended by: Naal2
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: My name is Seth Rogers. I'm your typical college student trying to get a major in computer science. Except that all goes out the metaphorical door when some crazy guy running around in armor zaps me into a land filled with ridiculous looking ponies colored every color of the freaking rainbow. Or all of them, in one case.
...
I want them to stay as far away from me as physically possible.
This is a Human in Equestria story with a twist: in that the main character is a complete and total jerk. Can the ponies we all know and love help the angry and bitter Seth become a better person?
Another thing that I must point out is that the show does not exist in the human world.
* Tags: DarkFic

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