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All-American Girl by Shinzakura
  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by Hidden Nimbus, Gentlemens Dame 883, autobot, HeyLookImAUser, ipaddressconflict, Commando Dude
  • 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 universe.
  • Reviews here

An Academic Visit by Rust Pony

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A pony mathematician is invited to visit a former province of Griffon Empire, now occupied by otherworldly beings.

Anthropology by Jason the Human

  • Recomended by Poptard, Commando Dude, REV 6 Pilot, Troliolio, ombranox, Shinzakura, Korodzik, Dogman15, Computer Sherpa, GespenstKAF, Redandready45.
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 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.
    • There's now an audio play of the fic. Presently Completed, it is found on NightFalls Studios.
  • Review here

Arddun Lleuad and Arddun Lleuad 2: Chwe Goleadau - Six Lights by Pride

  • Recommended by Korodzik, Metroidmewtwo, Shinzakura, Fallen Gods Rise.
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: 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 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 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 Tear Jerker and Nightmare Fuel. Also, there are still sensual descriptions of the (still non-explicit) romantic contacts, which might make you uneasy.

Arrow 18 Mission Logs:

  • Currently consists of Arrow-18 Mission Logs: A Lone Ranger and Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Sparkle's Notes by Admiral Tiger Claw
  • Recommended by: autobot, Computer Sherpa, Clato Lawa, Aris Katsaris, Technophile
  • Status
    • A Lone Ranger: Complete
    • Sparkle's Notes: Dead
  • 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, 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.

ARTICLE 2 By Muppetz

  • Recommended by Commando Dude, REV 6 Pilot
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

A Twilight Landing by MerlosTheMad

  • Recommended by Crow T R0bot
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 Humanity Ensues stories for ponies out there. Twilight's Sugar Bowl 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.

The Ballad Of Echo The Diamond Dog by Rust

  • Recommended by Vaughnd 22, Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 sequel. The author mixed humor, action, and drama very well together.

Becoming Ponies

  • Recommended by [Masterweaver
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds by McPoodle

  • Recommended by Poptard, LentilSandEater
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 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.

Chains by BookyBrony

  • Recommended by Misterian
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2016
  • 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 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 Crapsaccharine World, if only from the point of view of the said enslaved humans.

Consequences of Unoriginality by Andoriol

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa, p0nypanda, Abstract Indigo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Emeris Fillson is transported to Equestria, he finds himself turned not just into a pony but into an Alicorn. 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 Doom Magnet 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 the story begins, as Emeris attempts to make up for all the trouble he has unintentionally brought to Ponyville.
  • Also has a Scrapbook Story spinoff by the same author, Letters From a Fascinated but Frustrated Scientist.

The Conversion Bureau: Not Alone by Starman Ghost

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883 , Dialga X
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A different take on The Conversion Bureau. 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.

Chrysalis Visits The Hague by Dan The Man

  • Recommended by Jeez
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Set in a universe where Equestria's arrival on planet Earth has been very recent and unexpected, Chrysalis the Queen of Changelings finds herself captured by the Equestrian Princesses. She is charged for her crimes against the equines of Equestria by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands. The task of defending the feared Changeling regent falls to a vain and perpetually sceptic human attorney. But with the mounting evidence, the contempt of both worlds, the ire of his client, and the weight of his own conscience stacked against him, it doesn't promise to be an easy task.

Diaries of a Madman by whatmustido

  • Recommended by Abstract Indigo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Warnings: there is a LOT of explicit content in this, although they are skip-able and not the primary focus, they do exist. Also rape.

''Drawn With The Night" by Dan_s Comments

  • Recommended by Redandready45
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A human finds himself in Equestria under very unpleasant circumstances with no explanation. His reaction: get the heck out of Dodge and start a new life where Equestria and her ponies can't reach him. But an alicorn's reach is long and the events which brought him here and his treatment in Canterlot are not so easily forgotten by those who did it. How does one say 'go away' to an immortal goddess?
  • Comments: The main character avoids the pratfalls of many human characters, namely allowing himself to be mistreated. It is powerful examination of social relations in Equestria, and a good read for anybody who enjoys something that challenges one's viewpoint.

Equestria's First Human by Ceehoff

  • Recommended by Vessel, autobot
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Friendship is Optimal by Iceman

  • Recommended by Abstract Indigo, Rory O’Kane, Aris Katsaris, Ruise, 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.

Five Score, Divided by Four by Twisted Spectrum

  • Recommended by TARDIS 2468
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Fire And Sky by Lurkernon

  • Recommended by Fun Dweller Mc O 9
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Given one final chance by a pilot in need of an assistant Spitfire finds herself struggling with her pride and instinct to rebel against being a slave. Putting aside her anger proves to be a struggle, while her captor is no saint either he merely wants to keep flying, but then again, so does she.
  • Comments: Considered to be of the best /mlp/'s /spg/ has ever made.

The Great Slave King by TalonMach5

  • Recommended by Abstract Indigo
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 cliche, it's very well executed.

Hail to the King by Qwapdo

  • Recommended by p0nypanda, Redandready45
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Hands by Andrew Joshua Talon

  • Recommended by: autobot
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A slightly more realistic take on the "Human in Equestria" story concept. ... For a given value of "realistic."
  • Comments: Another My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fic from the glorious man who brought you Beating the Heat and Progress.

Heroes And Allies by Lynolius

  • Recommended by Dialga X
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In 2012, the United States military makes First Contact 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 and eventually the rest of the world is dragged into a war between Equestria and the Liberation Alliance.

he. she. we. by Shinzakura

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa, ipaddressconflict
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2018
  • Synopsis: After Nightmare Moon is separated from Princess Luna by the Elements of Harmony, she finds herself banished from Equestria to Southern California - namely, the house of a lonely widower named North Shores.

Human by DannyJ

  • Recommended by blackkittyfreak
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In Equestria's far future, one thousand and five years after the return, a dysfunctional group of argumentative ponies must quest to defeat the most dangerous enemy of Equestria to ever live; the malevolent Lord Second, one of the only known members of the race of Elder Gods known as the humans, and the ancient cult who worships him, the Brotherhood of Man.
  • Comments: An over-the-top surrealist comedy, with slight serious elements. Expect a steady decline into insanity.

Just Before the Dawn by Drefsab

  • Recommended by Abstract Indigo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: One month has passed since Princess Celestia was forced to banish her own sister. Suddenly alone and with the weight of rule squarely on her shoulders, the sovereign of Equestria has become but a shell of her former self, maintaining a facade of confidence that hides growing doubts and lingering regrets. When a devastating attack is launched on her nation by a vindictive, opportunistic foreign ruler who will stop at nothing to see a generations-old grudge resolved, the weakened Celestia seeks to stem the flow of soldiers that now pour over Equestria's borders and put an end to the bloodshed. In her darkest hour, she turns to the aid of an unexpected confidant: A steadfast soldier, a loving brother to his siblings, someone she has watched grow and mature since he was but a child. The only living human in Equestria.

Long Road to Friendship by The Albinocorn

  • Recommended by magictoaster, KrspaceT
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Sunset Shimmer/Other Twilight Sparkle.

Misunderstandings by TheRogueWolf

  • Recommended by redandready45, Technophile
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Written In Dust, 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.

The Mixed-Up Life of Brad by D G D Davidson

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Korodzik
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The boy from 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.

My Little Dashie by ROBCakeran53

  • Recommended by Salnax 1, Poptard, the Ace Of Scarabs, Revelo, Miar, enistoja, omegaman, Awesome Black Guy
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Nine Knackered Souls by Dr Ivo Robotnik

  • Recommended by Poptard, Kalikimaka
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: MLP:FiM and RvB crossover. Post RvB Revelation and Season 1 of FiM. After a freak accident involving teleportersnote  sends them to Equestria, the Red and Blue teamsnote  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 AU as it does not consider Red vs. Blue's Season 9 since Epsilon-Church and Tex also somehow make it to Ponyville.

No, I Am NOT a Brony, GET ME OUTTA EQUESTRIA!!! by BronyWriter

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa, p0nypanda
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Grey-and-Gray Morality.
  • The story has since spawned two sequels, several alternate endings, and even an alternate ending to that last one, all by the original author.

Pandemic by ''ASGeek2012

  • Recommended by Redandready45
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lazy Pines is a small town in the high country of Colorado, easily overshadowed by the bigger sights to see along Colorado State 9. When influenza strikes the town hard, it is little more than a statistical blip in a typical flu season. No one thinks any more of it as the initial wave of infection passes ... until the other symptoms begin to manifest.
  • Comments: The author writes a very compelling and complex mystery across two different worlds. Though the length of the story may discourage some, the suspense makes the story flow more quickly. A must read.
  • The sequel and side stories are more hit-ans-miss; the dreamwardens are OP bordering on Mary Sue, and somewhat contrived, to force them into the story. The characters are still interesting, however.

Pink Personal Hell And Altering Fate by Digitalpotato.

  • Recommended by Purple Shirt
  • Status: Complete, one-shot.
  • Synopsis: In a Shout-Out to the Haruki Murakami story Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, this fic alternates between two narratives - Pink Personal Hell, an Odd Couple 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 Slice of Life 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. Rule of Funny is in effect.

Ponyfall - a Collaboration of Self-Inserts

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Clato Lawa
  • Status
    • The Dawining of Twilight: Complete
    • Mile High Apple Pie: Dead
    • Rainbows: Dead
    • Australia: Dormant
    • Leather and Lace: Dead
    • Onwards Valiant Crusaders: Dead
    • Majestic Royalty: Dead
    • Adventures in Chaos: Dead
  • 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: Discord, Princess Celestia, Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy, the Cutie Mark Crusaders,
  • There are more Ponyfall stories in, but they haven't been approved by the group and thus aren't officially in the collab.

Project Sunflower by Hoopy McGee

  • Recommended by: Dogman15, ComputerSherpa, Technophile
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, Alternate Universe, Alternate History.

Resuscitatio Artium Magicarum by Xomniac

  • Recommended by: Darkkseid
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

The Rise of Darth Vulcan by Reality Check

  • Recommended by Manwithnoplan1, Korodzik
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

Solitary Pinion by Tystarr

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Dead
  • 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?

Sophistication and Betrayal by Drefsab

  • Recommended by Abstract Indigo
  • 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 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.

Stairway To Equestria by AlexUk

  • Recommended by ereunite
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Through the Eyes of Another Pony by CardsLafter

  • Recommended by Bugsydor, Freyaday, Mister Tulip
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A self-insert human-in-equestria fanfic written for the express purpose of showing that these so-called 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 aside glances all along the way.
  • Review here

Through The Well Of Pirene by Ether Echoes

  • Recommended by dawningark
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Son of the Emperor by No More Sanity

  • Recommended by A Bit Of Weather, Tropers/mannowdog
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • 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 Alternate History 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.

A Voice Among the Strangers by Tystarr

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa, Madd The Sane, Technophile
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Xenophilia by AnonAuthor, published by AnonponyDASHIE

  • Recommended by IMpish, autobot, Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Values Dissonance 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 The Fair Folk, it never factors into the story aside from the emotional ramifications.
  • It now has a Scrapbook Story sequel written by Twilight Sparkle, two collections of side stories set at various points in the timeline, a one-shot dealing with Lero's taboo against public nudity, and a spinoff saga focusing on when Twilight Sparkle accidentally swapped her friends' cutie marks.

Written In Dust by The Rogue Wolf

  • Recommended by LeoArchon
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Crossed Paths returns with another excellent story! It's definitely worth a read.

The Tale Of Lord Barleycorn by Rambling Puppet

  • Recommended by Hemlock Dalise
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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!

    Other Fics 
Sins of the Ancients by Tundara
  • Recommended by Gyvon
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

A Poison Most Intimate by Darkryt Orbinautz

  • Recommended by Lord Xamweth Oudeis
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Asylum by Equestria

Battleships are Magic by totallynotabrony

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Battleships Universe series.

Blissful Dream by Kalash 93

  • Recommended by: Molotov
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fluttershy and her lover enjoy an evening and each other.
  • Written as a request for ADRNEL. It's a short, touching, pointless piece of sweet erotica. Ties in with The Machine by ADRNEL.

Brave New World by Phoenix

  • Recommended by Pichu and Racso
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Brony International Guard by psychicscubadiver

  • Recommended by ruff1298
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Dash of Humanity by Kaidan

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, Dash of Humanity 2: A New Dawn.

Follow the Melody by Astrocity

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

The Girl WIth the Lyre Tattoo by Dennis the Menace

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 The Bourne Series as well.

The God Particle by MoonriseUnicorn

  • Recommended by Korodzik, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Dead
  • 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, it gets better 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 gallery [dead link].

A Hero of War by Dont Wakethe Neighbour

  • Recommended by Gyvon
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

How I Met My Pony by Something Epic

  • Recommended by Kytseo
  • Status: Dead
  • 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. Also, appropriately enough, the Man Nine are bronies, with their favorite ponies being (coincidentally) the ones that actually made the jump.

It will all be over soon, Princess by Luna-tic Scientist

  • Recommended by Korodzik
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Princess Celestia pays a diplomatic visit to Earth—which ends most stressfully. A short one-shot.
  • Review here

Jeans and a T-Shirt by Whateverdudezb

The Kindness of Strangers by Lysis

  • Recommended by Pichu, Thebes
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Luna in the Sky with Diasynthes by GrimBloodyFable

  • Recommended by Nobble
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Two 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 G-Rated Drug, and Twilight and friends have to venture into the Everfree Forest to find a cure. Hilarity Ensues.

The Lost Element by XD-385

  • Recommended by Teleport Ted
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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?

Lyra's Human by pjabrony

  • Recommended by rocklobster
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

MLP Laboratories - The Outbreak by Neu Strasbourg

  • Recommended by Dialga X
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • MLP Laboratories - Freak Show is a companion piece.

My Little Brony: Reality vs. Fantasy by Klutzybear

  • Recommended by Anemoi, El Dark
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis This is a standard "Human goes to Equestria", but this time, it's Pinkie Pie of all ponies who brings the OC in. Naturally, he has an existential crisis and, by the second chapter, discovers that he can control cartoon physics.

My Little Person: The Strange Case of Lyle Hartman by Fernin

  • Recommended by Salnax1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lyle Hartman, your typical brony wakes up as Lyra Heartstrings. The problem is, nopony believes him.

Myou've Gotta Be Kidding Me

  • Recommended by Ack Sed
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A human 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 reason.

Not The Hero by Alara J Rogers

  • Recommended by: AC 97
  • Status: WIP, last updated in June 2017
  • Synopsis: Discord's the only creature in Equestria who can recognize the human for what he is — not the long-lost Seventh Element that never actually existed and couldn't have existed before the human arrived, but a meta-reality warper, an entity far more powerful than Discord with the power to warp the minds of all around him and the very rules of magic to make sure that he's always the Big Hero. And the role the human's assigned to Discord is the Villain to beat down or kill. Pre-reform Discord's fine with being the villain. But on his own terms. Not dancing on some alien interloper's puppet strings. Without friendship, or even allies, Discord's going to have to find a way to defeat a creature who can alter fate itself and who can even mind-control him. Or he may just end up worse than dead.
  • Comments: An astoundingly well thought out fic told from the point of view of Discord. Trapped in stone when the human arrived, bringing earthshaking changes that no one even remembers, Discord decides to fight the human. The fic deals with some dark themes, including issues of free will. It also goes into detail about Discord's role, magic, thought processes, and relationships with the Princesses. Incredible amounts of detail. It's well written, and the author clearly has an excellent grasp on her portrayal of Discord.
    • Seconded, not only is this an excellent deconstruction of "Seventh Element" fanfictions, this is also a good read if you want to see some worldbuilding, in addition to the aforementioned excellent grasp on their portrayal of Discord. Fimfiction link here.

The Youth In The Garden by The Descendant.

  • Recommended by: Molotov, Korodzik, Emptybee
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Historical AU Tear Jerker, especially the third chapter. It also functions as A Day in the Limelight for Fluttershy. It's Historical Fiction meets humans in Equestria. Appropriate music (especially for the third chapter):

Somewhere Only We Know by Patchwork Poltergeist

  • Recommended by machicron, DNApArk, xyzzy
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Stuck by Lucid

  • Recommended by Sithking Zero
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • 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?

The Tale of Gaius "Ninefingers" by Zong92

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Tinker, Tanner, Hunter, Spy by Shamus_Aran

  • Recommended by A Bit Of Weather
  • Status: Dead
  • 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?

What Separates by Zurock

  • Recommended by REV 6 Pilot, Kalikimaka
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Exactly What It Says on the Tin, 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.

Whiplash by Molotov Cocktail

  • Recommended by Gyvon
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Retired to Equestria by YetAnotherMask

  • Recommended by Liirian
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Retiring isn't always easy. Especially when your job title is Evil Overlord. 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 savvy Evil Overlord, one who follows the Evil Overlord List to the letter, decides to spend the rest of his (many) years in Equestria. Recommend it to anyone who loves Magnificent Bastards and clever writing.

Stone Cold by Midnight_Quill

  • Recommended by autobot
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 been trapped by Discord in his stone prison thing?

Fluttershy Has Tea With Jesus by Retsamoreh

  • Recommended by: Korodzik
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short one-shot featuring Exactly What It Says on the Tin. 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 Hitchhiker's Guide-style humor in the short story may be kind of annoying.

Something to Look Forward To by Anonymous

  • Recommended by: Korodzik
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Great Brony Migration by Laichonious

  • Recommended by: autobot
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, humans have the ability to use the Thu'um, or way of the voice.

Grayscale by MisterOneShot

c* Status: Complete

Raising a Human in Equestria by Flame 6666

  • Recommended by: autobot
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 My Little Dashie except in reverse.

Red Thrush Private School by Azurini

  • Recommended by Kytseo
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • 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, High School AU fic. Trust me when I say the main character (currently nameless to become an Audience Surrogate, 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.

A Shooting Nightmare by The Psychopath

  • Recommended by autobot
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 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 My Little Dashie except with Nightmare Moon.

Anno Domini

  • Reccommended by Long Gunner 15
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Over the Edge and Through the Wood by JarOfHearts

  • Recommended by p0nypanda, REV 6 Pilot, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 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, it was better than the alternative), while at the same time he has to deal with his sanity going down the drain.

Brony Steve Makes Out with Fluttershy by D. G. D. Davidson

  • Recommended by Korodzik
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short, rather mild deconstruction of the common human-in-Equestria story. Not really extremely tragic or dark, but hardly idealistic either.

A Ghost Story by Elemist

  • Recommended by p0nypanda
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

The Sparkle Chronicles by Dusty Sage

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, Second Act and Somepony New, collectively making up the TwiBrush series.

You Do (Not) Belong by 2dextreem

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Wham Episode by the end of the third day.

Hippophobia, by Kelvin Shadewing

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2017
  • Synopsis: A teenager with a fear of horses ends up in Equestria, during the events of Lesson Zero.
  • Comments: Doesn't exactly break new ground in the HIE formula, but the protagonist is sympathetic, the comedy typically work as well as the drama, and it has a rather unique approach to Doctor Whooves/Time Turner.

Educating Equestria by Gnoll Reader

  • Recommended by p0nypanda
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

One small step by Jazzaman

  • Recommended by p0nypanda
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

A Stranger Among the Voices by Tystarr

  • Recommended by Madd The Sane, Technophile
  • Status: Dead
  • 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 P.O.V. Sequel to A Voice Among the Strangers, although it is written to stand on its own.

Friendship is Manly by Kanashii Panda

Reinventing Trixie by The Rogue Wolf

  • Recommended by madcapguy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A 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 "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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pageant by D. G. D. Davidson

  • Recommended by Korodzik
  • Status: Dead
  • 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. Naturally, things refuse to go smoothly.
  • Comments: And no, before you ask, this is not one of these religious Author Tract fanfics about characters converting to Christianity. It does, however, take a look at how would human religion be perceived by the ponies.

Twilight Makes First Contact by Immanuel

  • Recommended by p0nypanda, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Facing Changes by Sketchy Unicorn

  • Recommended by: p0nypanda
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Man With Two Names by Donald Trump Card

  • Recommended by: Commando Dude
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Values Dissonance 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).

Change is Good by Admiral Tigerclaw

  • Recommended by: p0nypanda
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Tales of the Oppressed by (Terran34)

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.[=

Luna's Return Trajectory by Stainless Steel Fox

  • Recommended by p0nypanda
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: Princess Luna has found herself on a very different moon after some strange force interfered with her banishment. She doesn't know what the metal objects that keep orbiting and sometimes landing there are, but she wants to find out. Meanwhile, Neil Armstrong believes that being the first man on the moon will be the crowning achievement of his life. Hoo boy, is he ever in for a surprise.

Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer by Conning Officer

  • Rcomended by Eegah
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After the events of Rainbow Rocks, Sunset Shimmer communicates with Twilight to realize the full implications of her apparently representing the previously unknown Element of Redemption. Her lessons are complicated by her desire to redeem Sonata and Aria, while Adagio makes plans for revenge.
  • Comments: A fantastic redemption story that doesn't make things too easy for anyone as it's clear the two Dazzlings have a long, hard road ahead of them. Plus, a great backstory for them.

Reformation Buddies by Metool Bard

  • Recommended by Magictoaster
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After hearing about her from Twilight, Discord is eager to go to the human realm to meet Sunset Shimmer and befriend someone who went through the same experience that he did. However, there's one problem. Sunset Shimmer knows about Discord, but she still doesn't know that he is reformed. Meanwhile, after finding out about Discord arriving in the human world, Adagio plans on getting in his good graces and assist him in his (nonexistant) plan to take over the world so he'll help her get her powers back. Sonata, however, is horrified by what Discord could possibly do and tries to get the Rainbooms to get rid of him, and Aria wants nothing to do with any of this. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: The concept of Discord trying to befriend Sunset because he thinks he can relate to her is already a great and creative concept in itself. Everyone is well-written and in character, and this fanfic would not be out of place in an actual episode for the show.

Who Is This Lord Tirek You Speak Of by Bucking Nonsense

  • Recommended by p0nypanda
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a tragic accident, a human ends up in Lord Tirek's body, as part of an attempt to reform the villain after his recent escapades. While the hero of our tale is trying to make sense of his new surroundings, the rest of Equestria thinks that the most terrible threat that their world has ever seen is back... And the powers that be are definitely not happy about it.
  • Comments: While at first this might seem like a generic human ends up in villains body story, it diverges rapidly. It helps that it's made by the guy who makes The King is Dead, Long Live the Emperor.

Ponyville, USA by Rox

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A sudden and powerful magical event consumes all of Ponyville in the space of a few moments, and when Twilight and her friends come to, they find the landscape around them quite different. And the world they discover, to be devoid of magic and inhabited by strange beings. One of these beings is Asher Burgess, the oldest son of the family whose secluded, Colorado ranch has suddenly become the location of an entire town of alien creatures overnight. Their lives are changed forever as they find themselves the link between the ponies and their own nation. Bewildered by this new world, things start getting more urgent as more of the Equestrian world arrives piece by piece, and not all of it is so friendly. Searching for answers, Asher, Twilight, and the rest of the gang stumble onto more questions, and uncover an amazing secret. One that could either save them all, or doom both worlds to annihilation.

Equinophobia by eLLen

  • Reccommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Equinophobia is a psychological fear of horses." Sometimes you're lucky and sometimes you're unlucky. Ryan finds herself the latter as she ends up in a world of sunshine, rainbows, and pure horror.

The Eagle Has Landed by Cyanblackstone

  • Reccommended by Tropers/mariic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "When Apollo 11 lands on the moon, Neil Armstrong utters his famous lines as his boots land in the lunar regolith, but when he turns around he finds something no one was expecting or had ever planned for: There's an alien on the moon. And it's blue, four-legged, and staring at him."
  • Comments: The first in a series of fanfics by the same author that answers the question, "What if Princess Luna was sent to our moon?"

pony.exe by Blaze Blue (COMET)

  • Recommended by Tropers/p0nypanda
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: David Carrian can't help but be attached to his amazing, very expensive computer. As such, when a virus sneaks onto his system without his knowing, he puts all of his focus and knowledge into removing the threat that is eating up his memory and screwing with his CPU. But then he hears something coming from his headphones. A quiet, almost unnoticeable voice cries out from behind the computer screen. On one hand, knowing that the virus is playing such sickening sound effects drives him harder to fix the problem. On the other however, he stops to think after he finally makes out the words said to him... "...Help me..."

Three Little Visitors by Daniel-Gleebits

  • Recommended by Tropers/Alexlayer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sunset has heard in the news that a series of robberies has been occurring in her neighbourhood recently, but never did she believe that she of all people would be a target. Upon discovering the thieves invading her apartment however, Sunset finds herself thrust into a cavalcade of awkward situations over who she suspects the robbers to be, as she feels that she can neither ignore the situation, nor entrust it to the proper authorities.
  • Note: Set after the events of Rainbow Rocks
  • Comments: A high recommendation for those who love Sunset Shimmer, the Sirens, and/or stories about strong, motherly characters.

Tales Of First Contact: Tragedy by Banjo64

  • Recommended by Tropers/Muppet
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As the name implies, the fic is an anthology of First Contact stories that end, well... badly.
  • Notes: Dark Fic

Tales Of First Contact: Unity by Banjo64

  • Recommended by Tropers/Muppet
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's similar to the story above but more optimistic.

On Magic and Science by PeteQ

  • Recommended by Korodzik
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Flying machines? Measuring the speed of sound? Please, Anon. Every pony knows that the natural world runs on magic, and "science" is just a bunch of nonsensical fantasies! Well... every pony except for Rainbow Dash, who harbors a secret fascination with science. With Dash at his side, can Anon spark a scientific revolution in Equestria? (Who knows, because this greentext is unfortunately a dead fic.)