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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-06-18 06:08am

Harry Potter Fic & Crossovers Pt 11

Harry Potter And The Rise Of The Evil Overlord ... l-Overlord
By Pwn Master Paladin
Oneshot. What would happen when a Dark!Harry found a list of evil overlord cliches and blunders, and how to avoid them? The rise of the greatest Dark Lord ever. Crack fic!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,052 - Reviews: 62 - Published: 12-15-06 - Complete
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. This is a pretty funny oneshot.

Hero Complex
When muggle Kate Foster first met Harry Potter, he saved breaking her fall. She knew then and there that he had a major hero complex. "I hope that you don't make a habit of this saving people thing. You aren't very good at it." She didn't know that he was a wizard, or that he was destined to save the world. Very slight Harry/OC.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,601 - Reviews: 180 - Updated: 12-31-11 - Published: 6-10-11 - Harry P. & OC - Complete
Hero Complex II Separation Anxiety ... on-Anxiety
Sequel to 'Hero Complex.' Once upon a time, Harry Potter walked away from Little Whinging and out of muggle Kate Foster's life. Now, five years later, Harry is leading an investigation into a new magical extremest group, and Kate just happens to be the key witness needed to unravel the whole thing. Protecting her is crucial - which is why she's moving in with him. Harry/OC
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,311 - Reviews: 162 - Updated: 8-27-12 - Published: 2-21-12 - Harry P. & OC
By abbyepic
Recommended by Cancelled for A. Another romantic little ficlet. Ah the woes of teenage love....

In Your Eyes
By alienyouthct
For some reason, the first question that came to Hermione's mind wasn't why Luna was hovering outside her dorm window on a broom. It was… "When did Luna see 'Say Anything…?"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 940 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1-30-12 - Hermione G. & Luna L. - Complete
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.

Lunalettes III Agent Elle ... lettes.htm
By JoeHundredaire ... edaire.htm
Black suits? Check. Black Ray-Bans? Check. Neuralyzer? …well, they've got something close enough…
Harry Potter > Non-BtVS/AtS Stories > Crossover: Men in Black • JoeHundredaire • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [1,134]
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.

Reading The HP Books
A forum set up by authors to repost their fics following FF.Net campaign to remove "characters read the books" style fics.

The Paths Diverge
By Vaneria Potter
Because there was NO WAY leaving a toddler on a doorstep in the middle of a winter night could POSSIBLY go wrong...
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,057 - Reviews: 613 - Updated: 3-17-12 - Published: 8-2-11 - Harry P. - Complete
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. A muggle women adopts Harry. Hilarious hijinks ensue.

Wand Woods (Off Of Pottermore) ... pottermore
The following description of the powers and properties of various wand woods are taken from notes made, over a long career, by Mr Garrick Ollivander, widely considered the best wandmaker in the world. As will be seen, Mr Ollivander believes that wand wood has almost human powers of perception and preferences.
Information taken from Pottermore.


By tarnished silver things ... ver-things
When Angelica Potter was six years old, she wished her music teacher, Miss Prudence Trudoe, was her mother. When Chris Halliwell saw his new charge for the first time, he thought she was nothing special. Girl!Witch!Harry
Crossover - Charmed & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 45 - Words: 100,157 - Reviews: 278 - Updated: 7-23-12 - Published: 12-22-11 - Chris H. & Harry P.
Recommended by vnixned2. This is not a slashfic (tnk Gd) and nether is Harry/Angelica related to the Warren/Halliwell line.


Lunalettes IV Power Of The Sun ... lettes.htm
By JoeHundredaire ... edaire.htm
"The Goblet of Fire! Anyone wishing to submit themselves to the tournament need only write their name upon a piece of parchment and throw it in the flame before this hour on Thursday night. Do not do so lightly! If chosen, there's no turning back."
Harry Potter > Non-BtVS/AtS Stories > Crossover: Other • JoeHundredaire • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [2,964] • Recs [0] • Reviews [0] • Hits [9] • Published [26 Jan 12] • Updated [26 Jan 12] • Completed [Yes]
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.


Harry Potter And The Freak ... -the-Freak
By Clell65619
It was a normal dismal 16th birthday for Harry in the park near Privet drive. Harry was isolated from everyone he cared for, the Durselys were all being right bastards, and life just plain sucked. Then Harry met a stranger.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Freakazoid - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,958 - Reviews: 53 - Published: 8-7-11 - Harry P. - Complete
Recommended by GeneralScrage. A crossover fanfiction involving Harry Potter and Freakazoid. Short but funny, and I'd really like to see it made into a full story but this is good to.

-Hawaii Five-0

Ohana Means Nobody Gets Left Behind ... eft-Behind
By Dreamwind1
HP/Hawaii Five-O - SLASH-Steve x Danny - A surprising accident leads to Harry finding out he has a family waiting for him in paradise.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 90,061 - Reviews: 166 - Updated: 8-24-12 - Published: 12-27-11 - Harry P. & Steve M.
Recommended by Cancelled for A. Okay well, seeing as this is getting nowhere, I'll post something you guys might like.


Fairy Tales
By Perceval23
Harry failed to learn the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not, so he, with Luna's guidance, must undertake a journey to learn the true history of the Wizarding world, and find himself in the process. Multi-crossover.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 104,491 - Reviews: 116 - Updated: 4-5-12 - Published: 4-6-11 - Luna L. & Harry P.
Recommended by slasher. Voldemort isn't an evil for the evuls Dark lord like in most fanfiction.

-Star Wars

Broken Chains
By Darth Marrs
When Harry fell through the Veil of Death, that should have been the end of the story. But 40 days later he returned with a power never seen before, and a darkness in him that made both the dark and light fear him. H/HR/LL. Rated M.
Crossover - Star Wars & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 38 - Words: 156,349 - Reviews: 2497 - Updated: 10-27-12 - Published: 1-7-12 - Complete
Recommended by JoeHundredaire.


Mentioned by Dantrag as a noteworthy author for altering canon in her "HP characters read HP" fics. Said fics in the Reading At Hogwarts series have since been removed from the account.

Recommended by Cancelled for A as "one of the better, if not the best, romance authors in the fandom".
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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-06-27 02:19am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Fics & Crossovers Pt 1

Blue Dawn
By Wise
Chaos magic and a little bit of time-travel has far reaching consequences for Dawn, Cordelia, and Jenny Calendar...
Recommended by JoeHundredaire.

Call To Arms ... 0to%20Arms
By Robert Cox ... bert%20Cox
What might have happened if the gang failed to stop Mayor Wilkins, and the government finds itself involved.
Recommended by Death By Chains. Well, it's set at the end of Season 3, not Season 7, but there's always Robert Cox's 'Call to Arms' series, sadly unfinished at its fourth story, wherein the bomb in Sunnydale High's library doesn't go off as planned and Hilarity Ensues.

Compelled I Compelled To Play Again ... Play-Again
First Story in the Compelled series: The Shaper of Things decides to replay the game from an earlier level... - AU Series - COMPLETE
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 124,438 - Reviews: 108 - Updated: 11-7-06 - Published: 8-28-06 - Complete
Compelled II Compelled To Play By New Rules ... -New-Rules
Second Story in the Compelled series: The AI Fang Gang, Scoobies and new Slayers adjust to a new city and new methods - AU Series - COMPLETE
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 134,479 - Reviews: 219 - Updated: 2-25-07 - Published: 11-11-06 - Complete
Compelled III Compelled To Play With Destiny ... th-Destiny
Third Story in the Compelled Series: As the Pylean war rages things aren't exactly peaceful back on Earth either - AU Series - COMPLETE
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 140,200 - Reviews: 234 - Updated: 8-5-07 - Published: 3-4-07 - Complete
Compelled IV Compelled To Play The Great Game ... Great-Game
Fourth story in the Compelled Series: In a near infinite multiverse more powerful foes than ever must be faced - AU Series - COMPLETE
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 147,906 - Reviews: 145 - Updated: 5-5-08 - Published: 8-11-07 - Complete
Compelled V Compelled To Play For High Stakes ... igh-Stakes
Fifth story in the Compelled Series: Escalating threats and internal strife threaten the lives and unity of the slayers - AU Series - Chapter 16 Posted
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 82,006 - Reviews: 109 - Updated: 6-28-09 - Published: 7-26-08
By Hotpoint
Recommended by Robo Jesus. Also, Hotpoint's "Compelled" series, which is based on Arthurian Legend, and is pretty entertaining and well worth the read.

AU, after a demon war breaks out on the West Coast, Wesley, Faith, Connor and Dawn attempt to run to safety only to find they may have left people behind.
Angel - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 47,117 - Reviews: 20 - Updated: 8-10-04 - Published: 7-22-04 - Wesley W.P. & Faith
Dreams II Nightmares
Sequel to "Dreams". Faith and Wesley have escaped hell. Now why are they going back in?
Angel - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 59,314 - Reviews: 48 - Updated: 9-20-04 - Published: 8-12-04 - Wesley W.P. & Faith
Dreams III Awake And Kicking
Sequel to "Dreams" & "Nightmares". Faith and Wesley have more troubles than they can deal with. Add pregnancy, slayers, and hormonal teenagers and what do you get?
Angel - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,814 - Reviews: 76 - Updated: 10-18-04 - Published: 9-24-04 - Wesley W.P. & Faith
Dreams IV The Only One
Grace and Liam are the children of a slayer and a watcher. Let the chaos begin.
Angel - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,060 - Reviews: 40 - Updated: 11-27-04 - Published: 10-20-04 - Faith & Wesley W.P.
By Wesfan1234
Recommended by Hotpoint. As regards BtVS recommendations I've always liked Dreams and Nightmares by crayonbreakygal.

He's No Jack Sparrow ... %20sparrow
By Waddis
Summary: He used to carry shields and hearts. Now he has to carry himself. Xander decides he hates his track record.
Recommended by Arkeus.

Not Even Jimmy Olsen
By Blair Provence
Summary: During the spring of senior year, a Cordette finds out more than she bargained for about her friend Cordelia and the weirdness of Sunnydale High.
Author Notes: This story is an anti-Mary Sue - a reactions to all of those original characters who are stronger than Buffy, smarter than Giles, witchier than Willow and quippier than Xander.
Story Notes: Third season, taking place sometime after The Wish but before The Prom.
Recommended by krinsbez.

By Rakeesh
After the end, Illyria is left behind. Alone, and haunted. (WIP)
Angel - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 107,483 - Reviews: 78 - Updated: 12-22-06 - Published: 9-20-04
Recommended by windupbird.

By Tanstaafl ... staafl.htm
These stories are set in a alternate universe that has (almost) no interaction with any other characters of the Buffy verse. Originally I was only planning on one story - actually if you read the introduction to Stingers I was planning on a completely different story but that didn't happen. Given that, Stingers went where it did and I thought I was done, but the avid (and positive) reviewer response, and comments, got me thinking about it and has resulted in another story about Buffy and Barb. I don't know how many more, if any, I'll do. There are a couple further possibilities bouncing around in the back of my head but at this point they aren't ready to go down on paper (such as it is).
I hope you enjoy the stories, positive (and even helpful negative) feedback is always appreciated.
Recommended by DeAnno. Stingers is something I'd actually never seen before: a Buffy WW2 fic.


Emperor Xander ... Xander.htm
By chaoseternus ... ternus.htm
Xander dresses as the God-Emperor of manking for Halloween... WH40k cross
Games > Fantasy > Warhammer 40,000 • chaoseternus • FR13 • Chapters [37] • Words [49,009] • Recs [20] • Reviews [96] • Hits [163,744] • Published [27 May 05] • Updated [12 Apr 09] • Completed [No]
Mentioned by weirdbutgifted.

-Anita Blake

Balancing Act ... ng+Act.htm
By Mhalachai ... lachai.htm
After being "asked" to change schools, 16-year-old Jack O'Neill moves to St. Louis. His new school might be better than the last; and yet, there's something sort of odd about his new science teacher, Richard Zeeman... (Anita Blake/Stargate SG1 crossover)
Anita Blake > Non-BtVS/AtS Stories > Crossover: Stargate • Mhalachai • FR15 • Chapters [7] • Words [28,557] • Recs [68] • Reviews [162] • Hits [45,615] • Published [23 Apr 06] • Updated [26 Dec 06] • Completed [Yes]
SG1 Xover. Recommended by Cataquack Warri & Arkeus. Stars Jack O'Neill (Jr.) as he moves into Richard's class. It's okay, but not the best. I think that part of the trouble came from the difficulty in merging the canon for both Stargate and Anita Blake. Still, it makes for an interesting and filling read. [NOTES: Not actually a BTVS fic.]

Return Of The Queen ... +Queen.htm
By Wise
The true Queen of St. Louis retakes the throne. Warning: Character death.
Anita Blake > Illyria-Centered • Wise • FR18 • Chapters [2] • Words [723] • Recs [1] • Reviews [24] • Hits [9,372] • Published [16 Aug 06] • Updated [16 Aug 06] • Completed [Yes]
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire. Some hilarious shit as I go through and prune my Recs collection on TtH to remove shit that jumped the shark after I recommended it...

They Had Crossbows ... ssbows.htm
By VampireCow ... ireCow.htm
Having fallen through a rift brought on by Wilkins' death, pint-sized Scoobies find themselves in a world where the supernatural is commonplace. Throw in sneaky governments, power-hungry vamps, and over-protective lycanthropes, it could almost be home.
Anita Blake > General > Friendship • VampireCow • FR13 • Chapters [21] • Words [118,850] • Recs [99] • Reviews [517] • Hits [160,161] • Published [22 Oct 10] • Updated [27 Dec 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by PossiblyEnos. They Had Crossbows and Xander the Were...FISH?! are just about the best of the crop.

Xander The Were... FISH?! ... e+FISH.htm
By Nerdgirl ... rdgirl.htm
Remember the swim team incident? Anita's going fishing! (not slash)
Anita Blake > Xander-Centered • Nerdgirl • FR15 • Chapters [19] • Words [18,068] • Recs [18] • Reviews [196] • Hits [91,803] • Published [29 Dec 07] • Updated [23 Feb 08] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by PossiblyEnos.

-Battlestar Galactica

Shaking The Cycle ... +Cycle.htm
By grundy
Saving the world is a Summers thing. But no one warned Dawn there would be twelve of them that she couldn't save.
Television > Battlestar Galactica > Dawn-Centered • grundy • FR13 • Chapters [21] • Words [73,515] • Recs [23] • Reviews [173] • Hits [38,785] • Published [22 Aug 09] • Updated [4 Mar 12] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Muad'zin.

The Summers Effect ... Effect.htm
By winterd
After the battle with Glory, Dawn and Buffy find themselves in a new home, with a new life and a new family. Unfortunately, no one told them about the psychotic robots that were going to try and kill them.
Television > Battlestar Galactica > General • winterd • FR18 • Chapters [22] • Words [99,976] • Recs [32] • Reviews [307] • Hits [63,383] • Published [20 Nov 07] • Updated [8 Jun 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Muad'zin.

Xander's Odyssey
By Starbug
Okay, so this started out as a Fic-For-All one shot and sort of grew out of all proportions.
DW Xover. Recommended by Muad'zin.


Oops, My Bad... Uh Sorry? ... +sorry.htm
By thesithspawn ... hspawn.htm
What happens when Xander Harris runs into Richard Castle in New York. One Shot.
Television > Castle • thesithspawn • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [2,656] • Recs [12] • Reviews [42] • Hits [5,118] • Published [23 Oct 10] • Updated [23 Oct 10] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

-Cthulhu Mythos

The Call Of Illyria ... llyria.htm
By BeerGood ... erGood.htm
200-word drabble: It’s the final battle in the alley, and the gang seem to be toast… when Illyria calls in a favour from an old (and I mean OLD) acquaintance to help them out. HP Lovecraft crossover.
Literature > Horror > Author: H.P. Lovecraft • BeerGood • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [217] • Recs [0] • Reviews [16] • Hits [2,501] • Published [6 Dec 06] • Updated [6 Dec 06] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by Hotpoint. And another rec (short but funny).


An Ode To A City
By batzulger ... zulger.htm
Dru and the rest of the Buffy Universe belong to Joss. Gotham and its residents belong to DC.
This starts in early March 2003 in the BtVS Universe and I am playing loose with the DC Universe, so it is after No Man's Land and most of the events around Final Crisis didn't happen. Except that obviously Renee Montoya became the Question and Kate Kane reappeared.
I didn't start this out as a long story (let alone series!)more as a ficlet with the idea of Dru meeting the Creeper (The Mustard Man) on top of Gotham's cathedral, and it kind of rolled off from there. I write this in bursts in between coding at work, and as I work from home and at all hours of the day or night, updates can be at...peculiar intervals.
I just hope I'm doing Dru justice and she doesn't get offended.
Recommended by Dusel. Drusilla in Gotham, an 11 part series with it's own Big Bad and happy ending. It's a POV story and I found it really good. Basically Dru is so mad she's actually good.

Girl With Golden Eyes ... n+Eyes.htm
By LadyYashka ... Yashka.htm
It was the silence that piqued the Joker's interest. (Crossover with The Dark Knight.)
DC Universe > Batman > Drusilla-Centered • LadyYashka • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [695] • Recs [3] • Reviews [12] • Hits [3,999] • Published [24 Jan 09] • Updated [24 Jan 09] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez. Cross with Batman(Nolan), one-shot.

Gotham Slayer ... Slayer.htm
By CousinMary ... inMary.htm
After the fall of Sunnydale Buffy and Dawn move to Gotham. And Buffy starts wearing tights...
DC Universe > Batman > Buffy-Centered • CousinMary • FR15 • Chapters [39] • Words [104,641] • Recs [151] • Reviews [1295] • Hits [246,661] • Published [28 Jan 09] • Updated [19 Aug 10] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Lost Star. This been recommended? One of the only good buffy/batman crosses that works right IMO.

Joe's FFA Collection 30 Close Encounters ... ection.htm
By JoeHundredaire ... edaire.htm
Summary: Xander meets a certain redheaded superheroine while out on patrol in Gotham with his Slayers one night…
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.

The Crazy Crazies From Crazytown ... zytown.htm
By Cuautla ... uautla.htm
Xander gets thrown into Arkham Asylum and now has to deal with its inmates while completing his mission.
DC Universe > Batman > Xander-Centered • Cuautla • FR18 • Chapters [8] • Words [15,564] • Recs [4] • Reviews [124] • Hits [34,567] • Published [25 Mar 11] • Updated [20 Jul 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by JoeHundredaire. Amusing, significantly less wanky Xander-in-DC story for anyone interested.

-Dresden Files

Handle With Care ... h+Care.htm
By jedibuttercup ... tercup.htm
Fusion-fic. Ms. Summers might as well have worn a sign reading 'Danger to Life and Limb' in large, neon print.
Literature > Dresden Files, The • jedibuttercup • FR13 • Chapters [5] • Words [14,592] • Recs [20] • Reviews [94] • Hits [19,403] • Published [14 Apr 09] • Updated [3 Aug 11] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Of Silver Coins And Lost Souls ... +Souls.htm
By anotherlostsoul ... stsoul.htm
An ancient Roman denarius shows up in Sunnydale. Crossover with The Dresden Files (the books, not the TV show).
Literature > Dresden Files, The • anotherlostsoul • FR18 • Chapters [5] • Words [28,376] • Recs [11] • Reviews [87] • Hits [12,072] • Published [29 Aug 11] • Updated [21 Oct 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by JoeHundredaire. Fred (anotherlostsoul aka the author of Thunder Over Smallville) isn't dead yet.


Ernest Hits The Hellmouth ... lmouth.htm
By yakoba
Ernest P. Worrell -custodian extraordinaire- would soon realize that his new hometown wasn’t exactly the paradise it had been described as, “KnowWhutImean?” Hilarity, misadventure and slapstick comedy ensue.
Movies > Ernest Series • yakoba • FR15 • Chapters [6] • Words [21,594] • Recs [5] • Reviews [35] • Hits [5,444] • Published [15 May 09] • Updated [8 Oct 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Alamo.

-Falling Skies

Voices Like Thunder ... hunder.htm
By jedibuttercup ... tercup.htm
A B:tVS/Falling Skies sequence for the August Fic-a-Day: Life After the Apocalypse, Slayer Style, among the Massachusetts Militia.
Television > Falling Skies • jedibuttercup • FR18 • Chapters [13] • Words [18,793] • Recs [12] • Reviews [40] • Hits [12,626] • Published [4 Aug 11] • Updated [31 Aug 11] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez. Not without flaws (it refs Season 8, and briefly mentions Buffy and Kennedy being a couple), but still pretty nifty.


Carving Out A Future ... Future.htm
By dreamfall ... amfall.htm
Her crew doesn't know that Serenity's new passenger, a carpenter with an 'unusual upbringing', is a relic from the past. And Xander's not looking for trouble. Then again, neither are they. Not usually, leastwise. It just tends to come calling anyway. Gen.
Firefly > Xander-Centered • dreamfall • FR13 • Chapters [51] • Words [72,928] • Recs [244] • Reviews [876] • Hits [937,032] • Published [3 Nov 05] • Updated [26 May 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Nuts!. It's a surprisingly good "so-and-so ends up on Serenity" fic, and as of chapter 5 it's still bash and stu-free, which gets it extra brownie points.


The Trouble With Big Sisters ... isters.htm
By Kiwikatipo ... katipo.htm
Faith never ran away from Boston. Dawn is her little sister. Can Dawn be saved from Glory? Will Buffy help? AU s7. Willow, Oz and Xander live in Boston after Sunnydale, for logical reasons. XO: Good Will Hunting, Gingersnaps.
Movies > Gingersnaps • Kiwikatipo • FR18 • Chapters [17] • Words [61,679] • Recs [2] • Reviews [37] • Hits [10,343] • Published [23 Feb 07] • Updated [30 Aug 07] • Completed [No]
Good Will Hunting Xover. Recommended by Hotpoint.


An Angel Of A Different Sort ... t+Sort.htm
By AnimeRonin ... eRonin.htm
YAHF – Xander’s costume has some serious repercussions for the evil that sit upon the Hellmouth and elsewhere.
Anime > Hellsing • AnimeRonin • FR21 • Chapters [36] • Words [107,600] • Recs [101] • Reviews [410] • Hits [288,936] • Published [19 Dec 05] • Updated [8 Oct 10] • Completed [Yes]
Mentioned by Agent23 & spooky316. There was this one fic where Xander dressed as Walter C. Dornez from Hellsing.


A Stitch In Time
By DocBones ... cBones.htm
This is something I've had stuck in my head for years, ever since reading 'Looking for acceptance'. I kept thinking "what if . . . ", and this is the result. This is the Buffy-verse with immortals added, so there are a lot of changes to the Highlander canon, please bear with me- I have good reasons for it. And yes, I know their first seasons weren't simultaneous, but I moved Highlander to align them- I wanted Methos settled in Sunnydale before meeting Duncan.
Recommended by Narf the Mouse. "Death in Sunnydale? Sounds like business as usual, but all isn't quite as it seems." - A surprisingly readable BtVS/Highlander crossover.


Enigmatic Absurdities ... dities.htm
By eponine
House ends up with a very interesting patient, much to his amusement and his staff's lament. But honestly, how does one diagnose a vampire?
Television > House, M.D. > Angel-Centered • eponine • FR13 • Chapters [13] • Words [18,287] • Recs [97] • Reviews [266] • Hits [128,058] • Published [17 Jul 06] • Updated [2 Oct 06] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez. Somewhat crack-y.

-Land Before Time

Buffy Before Time ... e+Time.htm
By Deesse
Complete crack fic in which Buffy makes a new friend.
Movies > Land Before Time, The • Deesse • FR7 • Chapters [1] • Words [822] • Recs [2] • Reviews [8] • Hits [1,071] • Published [9 Jun 11] • Updated [9 Jun 11] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by Dusel.

-Law and Order

Chaos And Disorder ... d-Disorder
By Eric Jablow
Detectives Briscoe and Green investigate a baffling series of murders where the prime suspect is already dead. Can EADA McCoy successfully proscecute the murderer? What are the Constitutional rights of a vampire? Crossover with S14 L&O and S5 AtS
Crossover - Law and Order & Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,332 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7-23-03 - Kate L.
Recommended by krinsbez.

My Daughter... The What? ... e+what.htm
By sevangel ... vangel.htm
A year after Joyce Summer's death, Buffy comes across a letter that changes her life. With Dawn as her sidekick, she heads to New York City to find her birth father. Will the Stabler's accept the slayer and how does Dawn fit in?
Television > Law and Order: SVU • sevangel • FR18 • Chapters [37] • Words [172,446] • Recs [228] • Reviews [1292] • Hits [580,866] • Published [13 Jul 06] • Updated [17 Jun 07] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.


Echoes Of The Fallen ... Fallen.htm
By Chilord ... hilord.htm
YAHF- Xander lost a bet with with Willow, where he had to dress up as a Jewish character for Halloween. Well, he stuck to the bet, and now, he must overcome the memories of a man who wanted only to protect his people, no matter the cost.
Marvel Universe > X-Men > Xander-Centered • Chilord • FR18 • Chapters [14] • Words [92,971] • Recs [166] • Reviews [477] • Hits [181,300] • Published [2 Jul 09] • Updated [4 Dec 09] • Completed [Yes]
Mentioned by Starfield. There is at least Echoes of the Fallen where Xander dressed as Magneto.

By Lucinda
After her divorce, Joyce asked an old college friend to help her start over.
Marvel Universe > X-Men > Joyce-Centered • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [21] • Words [52,398] • Recs [19] • Reviews [187] • Hits [67,874] • Published [24 Sep 05] • Updated [18 Jan 12] • Completed [No]
Recommended by JoeHundredaire.

Iron Buffy ... +Buffy.htm
By janusi
Buffy went as one Tonya Stark and now struggles with her memories. After all, you can't really make a flying suit of armor, right?
Marvel Universe > Iron Man • janusi • FR18 • Chapters [4] • Words [56,481] • Recs [55] • Reviews [175] • Hits [31,737] • Published [13 May 10] • Updated [30 Jul 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Dusel. A fun story to read where Buffy dressed as a female Tony Stark, heh, Marvel and it's Alternate Realities. Things stick after Halloween, and apperently comic book knowledge does work! Who knew?! Of course Marvel comics might have something to say about it! Hehe. The story was inspired when janusi read some of the newest Iron Man comics which featured Pepper Potts getting an armor of her own.

Iron Gear
By Tjin
What do you do when you have the memories of a multi billionare? XANDER Is About to find out.
Marvel Universe > Iron Man • Tjin • FR18 • Chapters [18] • Words [24,340] • Recs [26] • Reviews [308] • Hits [162,321] • Published [6 Dec 06] • Updated [8 Jul 11] • Completed [No]
Recommended by Atchu. Xander actually has to develop the suit and technology and is not suddenly wearing a full Iron Man suit. By the last chapter he still is wearing something like the first Iron Man suit in the movie.

New World
By Wise
After Xander loses a bet and dresses as Power Girl for Halloween, what starts as a Halloween gone drastically wrong becomes a conflict which spans multiple universes, with Kara Zor-L and a transformed Xander Harris at the heart of it all...
DC Xover. Recommended by JoeHundredaire. My Summary: Paul came up with this one after reading one too many asstarded "Buffyzen dresses as Marvel/DC character, gets transformed, and then ends up in DC/Marvel so they're isolated from what they know and where they 'should be' and oh yeah everyone in Sunnydale is a hardcore comics fan that could make Comic Book Guy look like a n00b" fics. Xander as Power Girl. I shit you not. It actually works. I shit you not.

Trigamy: Ultimate Edition ... dition.htm
By JoeHundredaire ... edaire.htm
Xander had a bit too much to drink last night and wakes up a good deal less single than he started...
Marvel Universe > Young Avengers • JoeHundredaire • FR18 • Chapters [23] • Words [94,517] • Recs [27] • Reviews [338] • Hits [90,234] • Published [12 Jul 11] • Updated [20 Nov 11] • Completed [No]
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire. Some of you might be familiar with the predecessors; I took both posted versions along with several full rewrites I never got around to posting, sat down, read a good many reviews for other WIWU stories to see what annoyed other people, and decided to see if I could navigate around the landmines while also producing something superior to my original. Which, well, shouldn't take much given how crackish the original Trigamy stories were.


Shoveling ... veling.htm
By PaBurke
FFA Pairing # 1077 Xander/ Dr. Benjamin Franklin Pierce MD (MASH) that spiraled out of hand
Television > MASH • PaBurke • FR15 • Chapters [100] • Words [15,991] • Recs [105] • Reviews [281] • Hits [444,124] • Published [7 Oct 05] • Updated [22 Aug 06] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

-Mass Effect

Zeppo Effect
By BHRamsay ... Ramsay.htm
Commander Joan Lisbon Shepard -The First Human Spectre - faces an ancient threat from beyond the edge of the galaxy with her loyal crew at her side including a young looking Earthborn named Xander L Harris who seems waaay too comfortable with this whole fighting the apocalypse business.
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.

-Multi (4 or more crossovers)

Dark Side Of Love
By Greywizard
Xander finally comes to realize exactly what his relationships with the other members of the Scooby Gang entail, and he decides that they are going to have to change if he's going to keep Buffy and Dawn safe.
Multiple Crossings > Multiple Pairings • Greywizard • FR21 • Chapters [11] • Words [86,849] • Recs [20] • Reviews [129] • Hits [62,419] • Published [4 Feb 10] • Updated [27 Mar 12] • Completed [No]
Charmed/The Delta Force/Roger Zelazny's Amber Xover. Mentioned by JoeHundredaire. [NOTES: Fic is in TTH, but I'm not linking because of a warning of very explicit sexual content.]

By vitruvian ... ruvian.htm
Anything and everything gets crossed, as reality is rebooted and retconned repeatedly.
DW/SG1/DC/Marvel Xover. Recommended by krinsbez. Multicross, including (asides from BUffy) Superman (comics, Christopher Reeve, AND Smallville) Dr. Who, SG-1, various Marvel movies, and more.

Supergirl Returns
By MarcusRowland ... owland.htm
This started out as a DC universe / NCIS / West Wing crossover, but things started to snowball. By the end of the first story Bones was in the mix, with several other crossovers mentioned, and more added in the inevitable sequels. I seem to be having a lot of ideas for this universe, and hope that there will be more stories.
DC/NCIS/West Wing/DW/Bones Xover. Recommended by JoeHundredaire. Sadly didn't actually win the COA that year and under our new rules, it isn't eligible to go again. Shame. Definitely one of the more interesting Superfamily stories out there. [NOTES: Not actually a BTVS fic.]

Tales From The Barman
By Methos & Many Others
Welcome to Night's bar, our humble bar owner is Alexander "Xander" Harris... there are various clientele and stories, more than enough to go around...
So pull up a pew, at to the stories if you feel like it, or just soak up the atmosphere with a brewski...
Enjoy your time at Nights
Multi Xover. Recommended by krinsbez. After the series, Xander opens a bar that starts getting a very...interesting...clientele, and a policy of asking said interesting clients to leave something behind. Starts out as series of vignettes, but eventually develops an actual continuity (albeit one with some holes in it, explained by alternate universes), as various drop-in characters become regulars or employees at the bar, and various items become major plot devices. The first part has 269 chapters of various lengths, the second part has 72 and remains ongoing.
The writing quality varies, but the storyline as it develops are pretty nifty, especially when stuff from various universes interact. For example, Yoda picking up the Hammer of Thor.

By The Evil Author
The REAL history of the universe.
Buffy X-overs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,621 - Reviews: 31 - Updated: 12-3-04 - Published: 11-14-04
Recommended by krinsbez. Also by evilauthor, Trinity; "the REAL history of the universe", multi-cross, incomplete, but it's a history rather than a narative so it's not such a big deal.

-Norse Mythology

Aesir Of Sunnydale
By janusi
The Scoobies find four mystical items that aren't threatening to end the world. So what do you do when you've become a pagan god?
Recommended by Dusel. It is a crossover between Norse Mythology and BtVS, a very well written piece, it doesn't immediately daviate from canon but as the chapters roll things happen differently, a small hint - when Angel is about to leave with the Judge's hand, the attack is twarted and he leaves Sunnydale.

-Pirates of the Caribbean

Daughters Of Charon ... Charon.htm
By jedibuttercup ... tercup.htm
B:tVS, PotC: AWE. "S'pose that's appropriate," Giacomo said. "This compass has never pointed north in all the years I've owned it."
Movies > Pirates of the Caribbean > Buffy-Centered • jedibuttercup • FR13 • Chapters [3] • Words [5,882] • Recs [13] • Reviews [42] • Hits [10,016] • Published [15 Aug 07] • Updated [24 Aug 11] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

-Power Rangers

May Any Power Protect You
By Jaded
Collections of drabbles pertaining to various people, this is my first Power Rangers crossover series.
Dusting Duo
Spike and Kimberly meet. The world will never be the same. 100 drabbles.
Crimson & Red
Jason was sent by a demon; Eric came because he was an overprotective SOB. 50 drabbles.
More collections to be added.
Recommended by krinsbez.

-Schlock Mercenary

Xander Mercenary ... cenary.htm
Xander dresses as a sci-fi mercenary from a web comic.
Comics > Schlock Mercenary • kevinm • FR15 • Chapters [5] • Words [7,648] • Recs [58] • Reviews [31] • Hits [74,840] • Published [26 May 05] • Updated [26 May 05] • Completed [Yes]
Xander Mercenary - The Sequel ... sequel.htm
Continuation of Xander Mercenary
Comics > Schlock Mercenary • kevinm • FR15 • Chapters [54] • Words [99,550] • Recs [92] • Reviews [276] • Hits [612,804] • Published [26 May 05] • Updated [12 Mar 08] • Completed [No]
By kevinm
SG1 Xover. Mentioned by weirdbutgifted.


A Whole New World
By Oxnate
Wormhole X-treme uniforms have no names. Xander goes as a character from WHX and gets more than he bargained for. The Ficlet "No One Mourns the Wicked" is a companion piece and should be read either before or after Chapter 19 of "A Whole New World."
Recommended by Coeus. Basic premice, Xander gets a Tok'ra stuck in his head trough Halloween hajinx. Not a masterpieace or anything. But worth a read if you don't have anything better to do.

Snake Charming ... arming.htm
By JoeHundredaire ... edaire.htm
Nobody tells Cordelia Chase what to do with her life. Not even the alien snake that wrapped itself around her spinal cord.
Stargate > Cordelia-Centered • JoeHundredaire • FR18 • Chapters [30] • Words [81,566] • Recs [42] • Reviews [635] • Hits [222,067] • Published [1 Sep 07] • Updated [23 Jul 10] • Completed [No]
Mentioned by JoeHundredaire.

The Normal-Verse Series
By jAkL
Buffy is killed by the First at the end of Chosen. But that will not stop her from setting things right.
ST Xover. Recommended by Muad'zin.

-Star Trek

Buffy Meets Star Trek ... r+Trek.htm
The Scoobies and the crew of the Enterprise-E battle Evil in an epic rollercoaster ride of action and intrigue! In a journey that takes us to new worlds and dark stations, can Buffy and Co. help Picard's crew save the universe from one of his own?
Star Trek > Star Trek - The Next Generation • JohnnySnowball • FR15 • Chapters [40] • Words [176,515] • Recs [11] • Reviews [46] • Hits [69,240] • Published [4 Jan 03] • Updated [15 Jan 07] • Completed [Yes]
Buffy Meets Star Trek 2 ... Trek+2.htm
The future is the present and the present is the past as we transverse time, space and planes of existence on new epic adventures with the Scooby Gang and the crew of the Enterprise… (PART 3 begun: Phantom Days)
Star Trek > Star Trek - The Next Generation • JohnnySnowball • FR15 • Chapters [12] • Words [91,171] • Recs [3] • Reviews [12] • Hits [7,049] • Published [31 Oct 10] • Updated [15 Jun 12] • Completed [No]
By JohnnySnowball ... owball.htm
Recommended by Muad'zin.

By ShayneT
Trapped by an alien collector, Lieutenant Commander Data discovers an early 21st century android excavated from the ruins of Sunnydale and a capsule containing the frozen body of one of the Eugenic wars most notorious figures...Buffy Summers.
Star Trek > Star Trek - The Next Generation • ShayneT • FR18 • Chapters [47] • Words [100,000] • Recs [265] • Reviews [1686] • Hits [329,057] • Published [8 Apr 11] • Updated [24 May 11] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by DeAnno. In Legend, ShayneT gives us a feel good TNG cross with lots of action for the Buffybot. While some elements are a little wackily exaggerated as is standard for ShayneT, it still gets the job done.

Stupid Portal ... Portal.htm
By elementalv ... entalv.htm
*Complete* Buffy and Spike find themselves in a 'verse not their own. Giles follows. Prophecy happens.
Star Trek > Star Trek - The Next Generation • elementalv • FR18 • Chapters [25] • Words [88,801] • Recs [22] • Reviews [79] • Hits [63,746] • Published [31 May 03] • Updated [18 Jun 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by Muad'zin.

-Star Wars

By Shadow Master
BtVSStar Wars It was a night of chaos and change when Glory attempted to use DawnThe Key to tear down the barriers between dimensions. Amidst such chaos unpredictable things can happen both here and in a galaxy far, far away.
Buffy X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 150,355 - Reviews: 132 - Updated: 6-19-08 - Published: 4-13-05 - Complete
Recommended by Muad'zin.

Jedi Harris ... Harris.htm
Another Halloween Xander fic - but from a galaxy far, far away.
Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Theme: Heroic Xander • scribbler • FR13 • Chapters [60] • Words [230,372] • Recs [146] • Reviews [125] • Hits [548,828] • Published [1 Jul 05] • Updated [16 Sep 05] • Completed [Yes]
Jedi Harris II The Terran Jedi ... n+Jedi.htm
The continuing story of Jedi Harris
Star Wars > Xander-Centered • scribbler • FR15 • Chapters [68] • Words [437,860] • Recs [193] • Reviews [832] • Hits [579,108] • Published [4 Nov 05] • Updated [17 Apr 12] • Completed [No]
By scribbler ... ibbler.htm
SG1 Xover. Recommended by Muad'zin.

In A Hell Dimension Far Far Away... ... r+Away.htm
Buffy lands on Tatooine after jumping through the portal in "The Gift." Events take place through Episode 1, The Phantom Menace. Buffy/Obi-Wan
Star Wars > Buffy-Centered • HorseLoverTW • FR15 • Chapters [21] • Words [50,120] • Recs [20] • Reviews [209] • Hits [79,840] • Published [18 Mar 08] • Updated [17 Jul 08] • Completed [Yes]
In A Hell Dimension Far Far Away II The Only Thing To Fear... ... o+Fear.htm
Sequel to "In a Hell Dimension Far Far Away..." Read that first. It's several months after the events of TPM and Buffy and Ben are hot on the trail of Palpatine when suddenly everything crashes all around them. Buffy/Obi-Wan
Star Wars > Buffy-Centered • HorseLoverTW • FR18 • Chapters [4] • Words [10,281] • Recs [6] • Reviews [48] • Hits [9,746] • Published [19 Aug 08] • Updated [11 Jun 10] • Completed [No]
By HorseLoverTW ... overTW.htm
Recommended by Muad'zin.

The Chosen Ones ... n+Ones.htm
By spartan ... partan.htm
A new breed of warrior will be reborn from the legends of old, as a man with the weight of worlds on his shoulder battles for redemption and another will begin his journey. Once again Sunnydale will become the epicenter of Good against Evil.
Star Wars > Xander-Centered • spartan • FR18 • Chapters [14] • Words [161,989] • Recs [14] • Reviews [96] • Hits [58,875] • Published [3 Mar 09] • Updated [3 Nov 12] • Completed [No]
SG1 Xover. Recommended by Muad'zin. Yet another Xander becomes a Jedi thanks to Halloween story with Stargate thrown in as well.

The Phantom Series
By winterd
Buffy/StarWars. No matter where she goes or what she does, she'll always have a destiny. Or if shes doesn't have her own, she always seems to end up with someone who does.
Recommended by Muad'zin.

-The Muppets

Actresses These Days ... e+Days.htm
By Lucinda
Cordelia returns from an audition, unhappy about the competition.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [3] • Words [2,369] • Recs [0] • Reviews [5] • Hits [2,856] • Published [10 Nov 03] • Updated [11 Jan 04] • Completed [Yes]
Galaxy Quest Xover. Recommended by krinsbez.

Counting Sunnydale ... nydale.htm
By Lucinda
Buffy encounters a very strange vampire.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [818] • Recs [0] • Reviews [2] • Hits [1,436] • Published [23 Nov 03] • Updated [23 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Dangerous Muppets I Counts Of Blood ... +Blood.htm
Before a girl named Buffy came to Sunnydale, the Master gets a visit from an old friend. Warnings: Violence, Insanity, Counting.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR18 • Chapters [24] • Words [29,586] • Recs [33] • Reviews [181] • Hits [44,261] • Published [31 Oct 06] • Updated [8 Nov 10] • Completed [Yes]
Dangerous Muppets II The Muppet Contracts ... tracts.htm
When Angel Investigations takes the case of a murdered acting agent, they have no idea what sort of people they're about to meet...
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [21] • Words [29,642] • Recs [9] • Reviews [119] • Hits [28,626] • Published [12 Mar 06] • Updated [9 May 10] • Completed [Yes]
By Lucinda
Recommended by Robo Jesus. A certain Count shows up. Hilarity ensues.

By Lucinda
the Dingos need a new drummer.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [486] • Recs [0] • Reviews [6] • Hits [1,334] • Published [7 Nov 03] • Updated [7 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Dru's New Love ... w+Love.htm
By Lucinda
Spike discovers that Dru has hooked up with someone even worse than a Chaos demon.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [529] • Recs [0] • Reviews [4] • Hits [1,278] • Published [16 Jun 04] • Updated [16 Jun 04] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

By Lucinda
short one shot. Oz discovers something in an alley.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [658] • Recs [0] • Reviews [4] • Hits [1,196] • Published [4 Nov 03] • Updated [4 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Hallucinations In Blue ... n+Blue.htm
By Lucinda
20 min w/ Fred. This is the strangest hallucination yet... or is he real?
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [819] • Recs [0] • Reviews [2] • Hits [1,305] • Published [24 Jun 04] • Updated [24 Jun 04] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Just A Courtesy ... urtesy.htm
By Lucinda
20 min w/ Anya - an old colleague drops by to say hello...
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [782] • Recs [0] • Reviews [1] • Hits [1,471] • Published [24 Jun 04] • Updated [24 Jun 04] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

New Guy On The Job ... he+Job.htm
By Lucinda
the construction company has an unusual applicant.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [439] • Recs [0] • Reviews [6] • Hits [1,610] • Published [7 Nov 03] • Updated [7 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

The Morning After ... +After.htm
By Lucinda
20 min w/ Giles - A glimpse into the wild past of Ripper - and the things he doesn't want anyone to know about.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR18 • Chapters [1] • Words [892] • Recs [0] • Reviews [4] • Hits [1,428] • Published [24 Jun 04] • Updated [24 Jun 04] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

The Pond ... e+Pond.htm
By Lucinda
extremely short. Young Willow encounters something terrifying.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [275] • Recs [2] • Reviews [3] • Hits [1,159] • Published [4 Nov 03] • Updated [4 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth The Chicken ... hicken.htm
By Lucinda
Anyanka has a very unusual client for Vengeance. Pre S3 'The Wish'.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [711] • Recs [0] • Reviews [3] • Hits [1,196] • Published [23 Nov 03] • Updated [23 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

What Is This? ... s+This.htm
By Lucinda
Sunnydale High School needs to replace a few of their staff... Season 3.
Television > Muppets, The • Lucinda • FR13 • Chapters [3] • Words [1,950] • Recs [0] • Reviews [8] • Hits [2,671] • Published [23 Nov 03] • Updated [10 Dec 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

-The Screwtape Letters

A Letter From Screwtape To Mr. Holland Manners ... nd_Manners
By HonorH
Holland Manners receives a letter from one of Wolfram & Hart's major advisors.
Angel - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,599 - Reviews: 42 - Published: 3-8-01
Recommended by krinsbez. And, not previously recc'd by me, but well worth it, A Letter from Screwtape to Mr Holland Manners, by HonorH, a brilliant one-shot that crosses with C.S. Lweis' Screwtape Letters

-Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

Rainbow In Sunnydale
By JoeB
When the Initiative goes AWOL, Jack Ryan tasks Rainbow to defend the Hellmouth
The Mummy/Charmed Xover. Recommended by Muad'zin. It's basically a BtVS/Tom Clancy crossover, with the Mummy thrown in for the sequal. It sounds cornier then it is.


Underworld Slayer
BTVSUnderworld crossover. Los Angeles has been a haven for those fleeing the vampirelycan blood feud. That was until two new refugees arrived.
Buffy X-overs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 35,259 - Reviews: 95 - Updated: 11-1-03 - Published: 9-28-03
Underworld Slayer Side Story Oscar's Underworld ... Underworld
An Underworld Slayer spin-off. What exactly qualifies Oscar to be the guard of Scooby Central's armory?
Buffy X-overs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 920 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 11-11-03
By The Evil Author
Recommended by krinsbez. Underworld Slayer, a fusion with Underworld by SB's own evilauthor. Incomplete (like pretty much everything evilauthor writes), also references a bunch of other stuff. It has a one-shot spin-off.

-Vampire Hunter D

A Hunter's Tale
By Colleen
Halloween on the Hellmouth has so many possiblilties. Apparently Ethan thought that one of the Slayer's little group going as a Vampire Hunter might be funny. Too bad neither he nor Xander know much about the costume.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Vampire Hunter D - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 36,562 - Reviews: 122 - Updated: 3-8-12 - Published: 1-13-11 - Xander H.
Mentioned by Bosgu & K1V2D3. Recommended by DogBoy.

-Vorkosigan Saga

With A Star ... a+Star.htm
By DonSample ... Sample.htm
Miles Vorkosigan discovers a thousand year old mystery during his honeymoon on Earth.
Literature > Sci-Fi > Vorkosigan Saga • DonSample • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [4,562] • Recs [26] • Reviews [39] • Hits [6,284] • Published [28 Nov 03] • Updated [28 Nov 03] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.

With A Star II The Vor Slayer ... Slayer.htm
By vogonguard ... nguard.htm
Sixteen years after he visited Sunnydale, Miles Vorkosigan develops a personal interest in the names on the memorial... A sequel to WITH A STAR. Completed 07/01/10
Literature > Sci-Fi > Vorkosigan Saga • vogonguard • FR18 • Chapters [15] • Words [35,342] • Recs [17] • Reviews [89] • Hits [34,348] • Published [23 Oct 05] • Updated [7 Jan 10] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by krinsbez.


Ink Blots ... +Blots.htm
By VampireCow ... ireCow.htm
Buffy didn't approve of the ghost, so Willow had to find something else that would sufficiently conceal her identity.
DC Universe > Watchmen • VampireCow • FR18 • Chapters [4] • Words [29,680] • Recs [1] • Reviews [27] • Hits [8,654] • Published [17 Dec 10] • Updated [31 May 11] • Completed [No]
Mentioned by Starfield. and while not exactly a super-villain, Ink Blots would probably count where Willow dressed as Rorschach.

-West Wing

All Shall Love Me And Despair
By MarcusRowland & 9 Others
There are problems for President Santos when a new candidate decides to run for office. 100-word Drabble to launch a new Round Robin.
Television > West Wing > Fred/Illyria-Centered • MarcusRowland + 9 others • FR15 • Chapters [15] • Words [3,433] • Recs [9] • Reviews [67] • Hits [35,626] • Published [19 Dec 07] • Updated [24 Oct 09] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by enderverse. That sounds good, I've only read the round robin where she runs as herself. Some of them are funny. There are 10 different authors though.


Underground, Overground ... ground.htm
By DaveTurner ... Turner.htm
Giles and the London Slayers face their toughest challenge yet…the Wombles make a bid for world domination, MAW-HA-HA!
Television > Wombles • DaveTurner • FR15 • Chapters [13] • Words [33,540] • Recs [1] • Reviews [23] • Hits [4,324] • Published [11 Aug 08] • Updated [27 Aug 08] • Completed [Yes]
Recommended by Hotpoint. BtVS Crossover again but this one is strictly played for laughs.


HeatherSin ... herSin.htm
Author recommended by Dusel for her crossovers with comic universes, though he warns of the possibility of others finding the stories silly.

MarcusRowland ... owland.htm
Author recommended by Arkeus & Ramenth as a good author with consistently high-quality in his fics.

Mhalachai ... lachai.htm
Author recommended by Ramenth in general and by Arkeus in particular for his Anita Blake crossovers.

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-07-25 05:47am

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5a

4 Conversations About 1 Thing ... thing.html
By Gofindnova
Description: In which Luna and Celestia discuss nothing in particular, and nothing of interest occurs, across four brief points in time as Luna readjusts to life in Equestria.
Recommended by blake0831. A oneshot, featuring Celestia and Luna chit-chatting at 4 different times since Luna's return. A slice-of-life fic. A decent read.

A Bluebird's Song's-Song
By Ardensfax
Every rising star must eventually fall. Rainbow Dash is locked in a struggle against her own past, and with the help of Twilight is about to make a discovery that will change the way she flies forever. But what will she lose in the process?
Recommended by Madfish.

A Busman's Holiday ... 's-Holiday
By Parchment_Scroll
Deft Hoof isn't the strongest earth pony around. He's definitely not the biggest. What he is is one of the greatest thieves in Equestria. Possibly the whole world. Now, his employer has decided he needs a vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
How's a thief supposed to get by in a town like Ponyville, anyway?
Recommended by Toon Warrior & schpeelah. I'd like to rec my first ever post-season 2 fic. I bet y'all were thinking I'd post another HiE fic, didn't you? I like pony-centric fics just fine guys, I'm no specieist! :D

A Changeling To Remember ... o-Remember
By Blueheartpegasus
Ditto, a changeling from the attack on Canterlot, is flung far from her home and lands in Ponyville. She crashes into Twilight's library, and finds it a nice place to stay, quiet, abandoned, and peaceful. Until, of course,Twilight returns from Canterlot and finds her.
How will Ditto survive? She is lost, hungry, and far from her swarm.
Recommended by Richardson. Appears to be a continuity merge and joint climax chapter set.

A Change Of Face
Bon Bon has been deeply in love with Lyra for almost as long as they have known each other. Every day is a blessing for the two lovers. But as Bon Bon starts to feel under the weather, will Lyra uncover a dark secret that will rip the two mares apart and leave only hate, sadness, and fear in it's wake?
A Change Of Face II Life, Lies, And Love ... ,-and-Love
Lyra has accepted that the mare she loves, Bon Bon, has always been a changeling. Together they face the challenges that life throws at them. But Twilight has other plans. Will her quest for the truth put the lovers in danger, or will their bond carry them through any hardship?
By TheDeinonychus
Recommended by elemenster. a change of face its a well written changeling bon-bon fic

Across The Sea
By John Hood
The Defiance of Nightmare Moon was long ago enough that most ponies consider it more legend than fact. But Equestria's history goes much further back, to an age half-remembered in myth and mystery. In the dim past, the race of man emerged from the fog of the unknown, a time so distant that even the Princess's grandparents were young.
But it is at the dawn of Celestia and Luna's rule we lay our scene, as Equestria threatens to tear itself apart, and the human nations across the sea grow ever stronger in their reach and influence. Both are on a collision course. This is the tale of Tempest Blackwind, a young pegasus exile, of Aharôs Loiar, a man against the world, of the two alicorn Princesses, struggling to be the leaders their subjects need in a time of crisis, and many more who would leave their mark on a time now forgotten by all but a few.
Recommended by Invictus. I don't see these kinds of well-executed, high-fantasy style stories very often in fanfiction, and this one in particular grabbed my attention and kept it nonstop throughout all four of its current chapters. Though, the first two were somewhat less polished than the latter two.
The premise of human civilization pre-existing in Equestria, wielding cannon and arquebuses, and its clashes with an angry, young Celestia is new to me. And the story does a good job of establishing relatable, three-dimensional characters on both sides (no "humans are the real monsters" tropes here).
Anyway, it's a very overlooked story considering its quality, so you should all check it out and drop it a rating.

A Day At The Tracks ... the-Tracks
By BradMayFan
Fluttershy goes into town to pick up a new toy, one she's been in need of for a while. She gets what she needs, but all the replicas in the world just aren't the same as the real thing.
Recommended by blake0831. A nice, cute read. Worth a look.

A Different Viewpoint Of Equestria ... -Equestria
By Christopher28
An archeologist finds himself pulled into a parallel world by Discord's storm of Chaos, and encounters the mysterious creatures that live there. How will a rational human, confronted by creatures out of mythology, and unable to find his way home, adapt to his environment? Only one way to find out.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. The OC human protagonist felt a bit Mary Sueish at first, because he seemed to have a unusually large skill set, but the author fixed that problem by giving his protagonist a well-rounded personality and clear limitations to what he can do. This story kind of sticks to the "formula" of HiE stories, but also comes up with some very original and thought-provoking ideas. The characterization is top-notch too, check it out.

By Aldea Donder
Rainbow Dash usually had her head in the clouds, but she always thought she knew up from down. When an incredible revelation sends her life into a tailspin, she finds herself at the mercy of emotions she never thought she had, faced with hard questions and impossible choices. What is the importance of family? Of bloodlines? Of sacrifice? What does it truly mean to be alicorn?
Recommended by Shepard1707. Take the standard Fanfic idea of one of the Mane 6 as Celestia's daughter, and make it the least likely pony to be that. (Well, without delving into outright impossibilities). The read is... riveting.
EDIT UPON READING TO THE LATEST CHAPTER: Allow me to emphasise in proper luna fashion... THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!

A Little Night Music ... ight-music
By Stereo_Sub
Something is troubling Princess Luna. With ancient burdens weighing her down even as she attempts to reconnect with an estranged populace, she turns to an old friend for comfort and advice.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

All American Girl
“My name’s Daisy Jo Martinez. I was born – or so my birth certificate says – on March 30, 2012. I’m married with two kids, my husband’s a Naval officer. I’m originally from a town just outside of DC called Winchester, Virginia – apple capital of America, yay, go me. I’m a Republican – that tends to shock a lot of people – and I’m a practicing Catholic – and that tends to shock more people than the first, and like I said, I’m married – I think people start passing out at that point. I've lived a happy, charmed life and I’m proud to be an American.
“And as you can also see, I’m a pony. Well, physically anyway."
Be Human: The All-American Girl Sidestories ... idestories
Short stories and scenes from the All-American Girl series, some written by me and some by others.
Please note the Random tag is meant to note that each story may have different elements, and that the three other tags are the overarching ones.
By Shinzakura
Recommended by Vulpine Fury & Cody Fett. A Pony in America/Pony on Earth in a similar vein to My Little Dashie, but the adoptive parents get to keep her.

Alone In The World ... -the-World
By P0nies
Even in a world of love, there are those ponies who sleep alone, and go on their days alone. Where is the love, when it is all around you?
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

A Look Into Witchcraft ... Witchcraft
By Masterweaver
Twilight Sparkle creates a spell that lets her go into other worlds. Too bad the first world isn't as pretty as it seems...
Recommended by Baladar. Twilight does a little dimension hopping and visits the Equestria of "Friendship is Witchcraft." And though she is horrified, she vows to help them.

Always Looking
By EmberGryphon
After growing up alone and discarded a young Chrysalis tries to fit into Canterlot society. Whilst growing up alone, she admires from a far a young colt, who she falls hard for after first sight. She tries more and more to see the colt, changing her form each time to get closer to him. When the time comes that they finally meet, she is too ashamed to reveal her true form, and hides herself away from him.
Recommended by elemenster. always looking is an interesting one its description will put people off I initialy read it out of morbid curiosity before finding it to be a good read.

By Masterweaver
It was a simple teleport spell. So why did she wake up in the hospital? And how come she was... one pony?
Recommended by elemenster.

Among The Ruins
By SteampunkBrony
Canterlot... For centuries, Canterlot was the shining gem of Equestria, the pinnacle of pony society. Now, it’s a reminder, a bleak and monolithic warning to the world.
Changed by the chemical and technological poisons that plague the mountain, an abomination of nature, I wander the greatest disaster Equestria has ever seen.
... I will escape eventually, and when I do, I hope my friends still see me as Twilight Sparkle, and not the monster that hides among the ruins.
Recommended by elemenster. the dawww is strong with this one.

A Monster's Epiphany ... s-epiphany
By RarityFigma
A lone changeling begins to question the invasion of Canterlot. However only by meeting a certain pony will the monster make an important discovery.
Recommended by RedWolff.

A Mother's Warmth
By MrSuicide
Dinky Doo shares her point of view of her mother as to how awesome she is. But most importantly, how grateful she is to have her as her mother.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

An Egghead's Guide To Pick-Up-Lines ... k-Up-Lines
By LittleAngelStocking
After Twilight Sparkle discovers a new book of pick-up-lines, she wants to bring her friends closer by complimenting them with cheesy lines.
And it does more than bring them closer...
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

An Oath
By Saphroneth
One of Princess Celestia's guards has a secret.
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,803 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 8-11-12 - Published: 6-7-12 - Princess Celestia
Recommended by Narf the Mouse. Oaths are strange and funny things. Sometimes, what wasn't meant becomes heartfelt.

Another Kind Of Magic ... d-of-Magic
Also ... d-of-Magic
By Saphroneth
There's more than one way to lead, and more than one way to be an Element of Magic. An AU looking at the effects of a slightly different early life for two unicorns.
So yes. This resulted from wondering what Trixie would be like as an Element of Magic. Given the choice, I decided to make her and Twilight childhood friends because of the potential for their entire life to be a gigantic Bokke and Tsukkomi routine (a comedian/straight man routine).
I also think that Trixie would do well as a combat mage. After all, she's genuinely powerful (if not so powerful as Twilight) and more importantly she's very good at misleading and bedazzling others. In fact, this entire thing began with my writing the fight scene with Nightmare Moon.
Finally, the Discording she had is based in part off what happened to her in the Pony POV series.
Hope this at least gave you the odd laugh.
Recommended by schpeelah. Friendship is Magic and Return of Harmony in which Twilight has Trixie as backup. Incomplete and didn't update in a while, so there's only what I said and not more. 10,999 words total.

Set in the far future after Celestia and Luna mysteriously vanished and the sun and moon froze in the sky, Antipodes the the story of two ponies thrust out into the harsh new world on an adventure to uncover what happened to the world so long ago.
Recommended by schpeelah.

A Perfectly Ordinary Day In Ponyville ... -Ponyville
By The Equestrian Gentlecolt ... Gentlecolt
When Twilight Sparkle first arrived in Ponyville, she thought every pony there was crazy. Nowadays, she fits right in. This is the story of a normal day in her new home.
Recommended by schpeelah. There is a Twilight with a checklist prepared for the occasion.

Applejack's Run
By LovingTolerance
She ventures into the forest to visit her friend. An AppleTwi ship.
Recommended by Richardson. It just hits you in the feels, and does it again, then makes you worry in a whole brand new way for Twilight. It's not, however, based on Stare Master. But it's not the first time Twilight's gotten stuck in that form of a situation. A little rusty around the edges, but still good.

Apples In The Sun
By formalriot
After discovering somepony has crashed a hole in the her club house, Applebloom investigates only to find the last pony she would ever imagine.
This was a bad idea, and for that I am a bad person, still if it gets any response what so ever I promise to continue.
Recommended by Richardson. Apples in the Sun, where Applebloom meets Celestia the awkward way and gets the privileged of being her first construction-talented faithful student. If Applebloom ever connects with the clue by four that Celestia just whacked her in the head with. Dat pony never gonna get her cutie mark at this rate.
Unrecommended by schpeelah. Oh dear God, this needs a spellchecker badly, then the grammar is so bad some sentences are nonsensical, Celestia acts so completely weird and the entire thing can be summed up as "OOC Celestia crashes into CMC treehouse to praise AB's carpentry."

Apprentice Of A Chaotic Future ... tic-Future.
By Frantic Author
Equestria's past and future has never been set in stone. A single pebble sends ripples through the fabric of time, and now nothing is the same.
An ancient being rules a kingdom with an iron, yet playful fist.
His apprentice questions her loyalty, both to herself and to her country.
An earth pony leads a revolution against a ruler who may be a tyrant.
A pegasus learns to fly on her own merit, but struggles to face reality.
A unicorn desperately tries to convince a dear friend that murder is not, and never will be the answer.
A farmer tries to find another way to live, and yet cannot even fathom why she has been left here.
A pony who loves nothing binds herself to the ground, desperately searching for a reason to exist.
And two princesses are trapped together in stone, communicating to the only one who can save them in the only way they can.
The board is set. The die is cast. Fates are never linear, and the cards lie through their teeth to get what they want. Who will live, and who will die? Who will fall and who will fly?
Dear reader, I apologize...
But that is not for you to decide.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

A Royal Canterlot Wedding: Deleted Scenes ... ted-Scenes
By Raugos
Everypony knows what happened to Princess Celestia, the bride and groom and the Elements of Harmony on that fateful day, but that can hardly be considered satisfying to those who are curious. Where were the rest of the guards? What was the Queen's army doing before the attack? And why in Equestria did Luna not help during the battle? All this and more shall be revealed!
Recommended by dan-heron.

Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Lone Ranger ... one-Ranger
Also ... gs.217790/
By AdmiralTigerclaw
The star system Omega Centauri was just another oddity on a map to scientists 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.
Recommended by schpeelah. Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Lone Ranger is pretty good.

By Muppetz
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?
Recommended by Starman Ghost. ARTICLE 2 is the best damn FiM fanfic I've ever read, and possibly the best fanfic I've read period. If you want to see humans and ponies discovering each other and are astounded (sometimes frightened) by what they see without being dicks about it, this is the fic.

As Celestia Is My Witness ... -316880266
By adcoon
[Random][Comedy] Celestia has had enough of half-arsed promises. It's time to wear a different hat.
Recommended by blake0831 & elemenster. Be careful when you make too many swears to Princess Celestia's name...

A Shooting Nightmare ... -nightmare
By The Psychopath
This is getting annoying, so I must write this. I've never read "My little Dashie". I don't know what it's about, aside from people going emo over it. You don't have to believe me, but it's the truth. I have a distinguished hatred for unoriginality, which is why I like to experiment and make weird things.
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?
Recommended by elemenster.

Ask Diane Pie
Ciao, Creatures of Tumblr! My name is Diane Pie, and I have been sent by Princess Luna to share lessons of friendship with you in exchange for transdimensional information! Please don't be shy and send me any questions or morals you have. I'll try my hardest to respond to you all, but I can't make any Pinkie Pie Swears on that.
Mentioned by ThePulse. Speaking of Random Elements, I have had a hankering for alternate EoH loadout fics ever since I stumbled upon the Ask Diane Pie tumblr. Anyone know of any other good fics like that that aren't Lunaverse or World Without Rainbows?

A Troll Through The Park ... h-the-Park
By Spanner
Some accidents are small, and some endow you with the power of a godly ruler. On the opposite end of things, you lose your wings and your ability to move celestial bodies and you can't tell anypony, because what would they think? It's OK. Twilestia just needs to get to Canterlot and switch back with Tiasparkle before revealing their identities. But why not have some fun along the way?
Recommended by Richardson. Yes. Someone came up with a plausible Freaky Friday Switchup between Celestia and Twilight. The results will be LEGENDARY. Luckily, I think Twilight has 'raising the sun' handled for the next few days.

A Writer's Lament
By AbsoluteAnonymous
Bitter over the unexpected direction her success has taken, Ink Well, famed author of the Daring Do books, decides to take a holiday in the small rural community of Ponyville in the hopes of escaping the pressures of fame; but sometimes it just takes one fan to make all the difference.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Very nice read.

Background Pony
By shortskirtsandexplosions
"My name is Lyra Heartstrings, and you will not remember me. You won't even remember this conversation. Just like with everypony else I've ever met, everything I do or say will be forgotten. Every letter I've written will appear blank; every piece of evidence I've left behind will end up missing. I'm stuck here in Ponyville because of the same curse that has made me so forgettable. Still, that doesn't stop me from doing the one thing that I love: making music. If my melodies find their way into your heart, then there is still hope for me. If I can't prove that I exist, I can at least prove that my love for each and every one of you exists. Please, listen to my story, my symphony, for it is me."
Recommended by :) & Karazor. This story will make you close to crying at the end of it, I haven't felt that sad by the end of a fic since My Little Dashie.

Beating The Heat
By Andrew Joshua Talon
Our heroines learn that there are some... Side effects of being the Holders of the Elements of Harmony. Now, with Spike, Doctor Whooves and Big Mac, can our favorite mares keep their nethers under control long enough to save Equestria from themselves?
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

Blood And Guts And Ponies ... and-Ponies
By Altoid
Ponies are a peaceful race and when the prospects of war threatens Equestria, Princess Celestia becomes desperate for help. A ancient spell goes awry and General Patton, the famous American World War II general, is pulled into the pony world. Involuntarily the crew of a Sherman is dragged along as well. Will the assistance of the humans be enough to save Equestria or will their enemies be too much for even Old Blood and Guts to handle?
Mentioned by Weird Guy.

Cadance's Origin
By Digitalis
Many years before Twilight Sparkle was even born, a baby filly was left at the door of Canterlot Castle. Seeing this as her only opportunity of being a mother, Princess Celestia decides to take care of the orphan. When the filly gets seriously ill, Celestia will do everything to cure her, no matter the cost.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Cake Story
By Blueshift
Is Mr Cake literally a cake? Pinkie Pie seems to think so – but will her investigations really reveal that Mr Cake is made solely from delicious margarine, sugar and flour, or is something else afoot? One thing is certain – the Cakes are hiding something from her, and Pinkie will expose the truth no matter the cost!
Recommended by Richardson. A slice of the world as Pinkie knows it. Sort of.

Mentioned by Erik Tiber. It really made me think. ...about how much I hate pretentious bullshit.

Celestial Bodies
By Davesknd
Being an immortal goddess and supreme ruler of a nation is stressful. But sometimes you just have to cope with weird things. These are short stories about things that might or might not have happened, but were certainly erased from Equestrian history.
Recommended by schpeelah. And the newest chapter of Celestial Bodies has a rather weird timeline but makes up with Spike's attitude.

Changelings, Changelings, Everywhere ... Everywhere
By Benman
What are the chances your favorite pony was secretly a changeling all along?
Yeah, probably about one in one.
Recommended by Guardian Box. A delicious piece of crack. Short, but oh so sweet.

By Comma-Kazie
Dinky and Sparkler have the most awesome godmom in Equestria--that's right, me! Rainbow Dash. Being friends with their mom means I've spent a lot of time with them over the past few years. They're pretty cool kids.
But then ... well, Ditzy got sick. Like, really sick. I've been watching them for her, but if she doesn't get better soon, they may be staying with me for a lot longer than I thought.
That's okay, though: I'm Rainbow Dash. I can handle anything life throws at me.
Recommended by Madfish. Oh and since they don't do it have some more kicks in the Feels from Changes

By TGDHamster
Twilight one day wakes up after a horrific nightmare, shrugging it off, passing it on as if that were all it was. If only... As the days go by, Twilight develops characteristics that belong to her nor anypony. She puts the pieces together, the horrible truth of what she is becoming dawns on her. How does she go on? For how long can she hide behind the faces of others before she is exposed to the world for the monster she's become? What will happen when you've become one of the horrors you fought tooth and nail with to restore harmony? How does her dearest friends react when they find out she's become a creature that feeds on love? How does her mentor and proud teacher feel about this sudden occurrence? How does your brother and his newly-wed wife respond when you've become the thing that nearly tore them apart, along with the country? How do you face the world when you're changing, and you can't stop it?
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

Chrysalis Adopts A Cat! ... opts-a-cat
By Erudite Muffin
Defeated and separated from her beloved hive, Chrysalis finds herself at a quaint little town named Ponyville. Fuming and down on her luck, she also finds herself in much need of love. But as our dear changeling queen discovers, love can come from the most unexpected sources.
Recommended by blake0831. A good read.

Comfort In Leaving ... in-Leaving
By P0nies
Time is fragile, and even more so in the last days of your time in reality as you recall your days in life and what you did. But the question lingers: Are you leaving happy?
Recommended by GlaringThoughts.

Comic: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Betrayal
By Dewdee
The happiness of everypony in Equestria is but a facade. Behind the smiling faces of the seemingly happy residents of Ponyville lies a more sinister truth. The story follows Twilight Sparkle as she seeks to de-throne Princess Celestia, her own formerly-beloved mentor, after rising suspicions of Celestia's true nature...
Mentioned by Rufus Shinra. Simply put, MLP written as a mix of Death Note, Dexter and a few other of those shows. Webcomic using screencaps of the show.

By Varanus
We all wear a mask called composure, beneath which hides a heart that twists with guilt and hidden feelings. Regal as she is, Princess Celestia is no exception. What might be revealed should circumstances cause this mask to slip - or break?
Set several years after the potential conclusion to the series.
Recommended by Richardson & Tral. *grumble* Stupid fic making me like TwilightxCelestia despite the ship's unpleasant implications.

By Skywriter
In the wake of the Nightmare's most pathetic assault on Ponyville yet, Applejack is thrown into an existential crisis, despite her not knowing what the word "existential" means. So when a stranger named Stranger arrives in town, teaching a new way of coupling talent to power using complex machinery, she is quickly suckered in, along with everypony else. Now, it falls to the Most Dependable of Ponies to bring the resulting ruckus down to earth, but can even Applejack's legendary pragmatism stand up to the brain-fizzing horror that is... CONTRAPTIONOLOGY?
Recommended by Vanigo & ThePulse. Contraptionology is looking to be pretty awesome. Nightmare Derp is best nightmare, and that's not even what the story's about.

By LastLight
Chrysalis, the last Queen of the changelings, is dying. With her death, her children will die, and the changelings will cease. She has one final plan, a coup to save her race, her children. She must make a new Queen, one strong enough, and smart enough, to save her people. It will be her legacy, and her greatest achievement. Too bad she never asked Twilight if she wanted to help
Dark tag added just to be safe, but its a "light dark" if that even exists.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

By Friendly Uncle
Twilight always thought that being able to send the Princess her letters instantaneously through Spike's fire breath was the best thing in the world. Instant correspondence with her mentor and secret crush could never be a bad thing, right? Unfortunately, Twilight has a habit of writing her secrets down on flammable materials. Now her secret's out, so what's a panicky unicorn to do? Panic, obviously!
Recommended by Runic Arbiter. It's a Twilight x Celestia oneshot that I found it to be quite entertaining. I don't know if anyone likes this particular ship (it's not one I think about to be honest), but even if you don't I still recommend it. The story doesn't really focus on the ship itself and more on the characters (including the rest of the mane 6).

CRISIS: Equestria ... stria.html
By GanonFLCL, The Living Couch, Devnator & Bee Are
Description: Twilight Sparkle and her friends find themselves in another universe, and their very being there threatens to tear their own world apart. They must find their way home, with the help of some new-found friends. But their quest is not without its obstacles, and this new world is ready to test their courage and their strength to their fullest...
Recommended by ThePulse & Erik Tiber. Because CRISIS is the best adventurefic. You've got a grim and dangerous array of areas, some snarky supporting protagonists, power boosts for the Mane 6...
And of course...
The Mean Six. Really, they're the best part about the fic. I'd genuinely want to see something similar to them in the show proper.

Curiousity Maintentance Crew ... tance-Crew
By Masterweaver
Something odd at your doorstep? Weird voices in the night? Call the CMC, they'll make it all right!
Recommended by Dalek Ix. From the guy who brought us Steel Soul, I have Curiousity Maintenance Crew.

Curious Ponies Curiously Meet The Curiosity ... -Curiosity
Something landed on the surface of Mars on August Sixth, 2012. At the time, Twilight Sparkle happened to be staring up into the sky, and a metallic glint caught her eye.
What choice did she have but to visit it? Perhaps taking her friends along for the ride was a bad idea, though. Letting Dash near the salt certainly was.
Authors Note: I have absolutely no idea what came over me. I am so sorry. This was a monumental event and this is the best I can come up with to commemorate it?
Mentioned by Erik Tiber. No one is safe from the shipping, not even rovers!

Daring Do And The Pyre Of Peril ... e-of-Peril
By Warren Hutch
Daring is hired by the prestigious Globe Gallopers Society to find one of their missing members, and finds big trouble often comes in small packages.
Recommended by blake0831.

Days Of Wasp And Spider ... and-spider
By Luna-tic Scientist
Ponies were magically and genetically engineered to be the perfect servitor race. They are powerful, adaptable, intelligent and completely under the control of their creators. A laboratory accident frees one such pony from her mental chains, but how can one mare save herself and the rest of her kind if she doesn't even know she's a slave? This is not the Equestria you know and these are not your little ponies. Not yet anyway.
Tags: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Diamond Dogs, Gryphons
Other tags: historical, mind control, Clarke's 3rd Law, excessive use of high energy physics, before they were famous.
Recommended by Wetapunga. Definitly worth reading

Different Shades
By Sonson21
Twilight had always known her kind to be a race of peace and kindness. However, when faced with something they don't quite understand, those bounds are tested. After a two legged creature arrives in Ponyville with a spear in hand and an injured Scootaloo, the citizens act in a manner which Twilight hadn't foreseen.
Perhaps the world around them isn't as black and white as she had once thought, but filled with shades of gray. Journey with Twilight and company, as they discover this for themselves as they venture beyond the borders of Equestria.
Mentioned by Cody Fett. I actually haven't read all the way through this story, but I thought everyone would like to know that someone did something with that idea that was posted a while back.

By ezra09
Hearth's Warming Eve has come once again, which means fun in the snow, warm food, and spending time with family. At least, that's what it means for most ponies. For Scootaloo it means a day off from crusading, loneliness, and the coldest night of the year. When Discord begins to whisper to her from his stone prison, she questions the beliefs held by many. What was so great about Harmony? What could be so bad about a world where chocolate milk fell from the sky?
Recommended by AngryDesu. A few of the early chapters are a bit rocky (i think the author was planning to go a different direction originally), but on the whole it's been a nice read for me. I particularly enjoy how the manipulations going on are written - and how there's no shame in being nice and helping people in order to further a less than benevolant end goal.

Discord Babysitting ... abysitting
By ChinchillaKingXam
In an alternate reality, Discord found his love of chaos came in handy for babysitting young foals. For two thousand years, since he and the princess' were kids, he's babysat nearly everyone in Equestria. Now he's babysitting the cutie mark crusaders, and while he does he recounts with them his many babysitting jobs of your favorite characters as fillies, one by one.
Recommended by The Pulse. So, has Discord Babysitting been recced yet? Because I'd second, third, fourth AND fifth it, if only for the premise.

Ditz And Spitz: Origin Of Derpy ... n-of-Derpy
By Poinger
After Ditzy has a cordial meeting with her dear friend Spitfire, a friend who believes her memory to be damaged, their worlds are changed when their friendship is no longer secret. Ditzy begins to remember things about who she used to be, while another, more sinister force has never forgotten who she was...
Recommended by ThePulse. Ditzy Doo has been meeting secretly with an old friend. You might already know who this friend is. What you might not know is the hidden past surrounding these two, and the chain of events that led up to the creation of Derpy... This one is definitely worth a read. The Derpinator being old friends with Spitfire is something that can't not be awesome. Also, tragic, because of the horrible thing that happened to Ditzy to get her to quit.

Divided We Stand
By Nexas
After the love wave wiped the changlings from Canterlot all has pretty much returned to normal. or so they think. One changeling wakes up in a forest outside Ponyville and decides to conquer the town in the name of his queen. Will he succeed? Will he fail? And what kind of hilarity and action can come from it?!
Recommended by Hurin. A hilarious fic concerning a Changeling stranded by himself after the Love Nuke. Read it.

Do Not Serve These Ponies ... ese-Ponies
By Thanqol
Lyra knows the truth. Lyra knows that a shadowy conspiracy dating back to the very dawn of Equestria is responsible for manipulating every major event for the past two thousand years. And Lyra does not care how many museums she has to destroy or how many transdimensional rifts she has to open in her quest to inform the public.
Recommended by Candid Opinion.

By Denim_Blue
Featured on Equestria Daily on Sept. 24, 2011
Change is something that cannot be stopped. Like time itself, it is a constant. Sometimes, however, it needs a push in a certain direction. Six particular mares, chosen by the Elements of Harmony, will light the path that the future of Equestria shall follow in a way they never thought possible. All while learning more about each other and the princesses that rule their land.
A series of stories following the six Spirits of Harmony and the two Royal Sisters of Canterlot as they go through radical changes that will forever affect Equestria and its many denizens.
Recommended by Madfish.

Earth & Sky ... amp%3B-Sky
By Warren Hutch
A brilliant mind discovers a problem in search of a solution, which leads to inspiration, which leads to invention, which leads to a technological/magical advance that will in time forever change Equestria.
Recommended by Nikas. Earth and Sky is being put up on The author has a good sense of humor, like this 'stallion talk' from Mac to a grown up Pip and Soarin. (he's married to Futtershy in this fic)

En Fuego
By Mayclore
A conversation with Applejack spurs Fluttershy to check up on Twilight's mental well-being. Twilight's reaction to her encouragement, however, is probably not what she had in mind...
Recommended by blake0831. Of spontaneous self-combustion. Watch as Twilight becomes more and more frazzled...

Equestria In Human ... a-in-human
By jpchung
Jadon was a nineteen year old boy. He has ponies on the brain. A lot of ponies. This is his story.
Recommended by elemenster. Equestria in Human is a very interesting subversion of HiE and good for laughs, that I am wating to continue.

Equestrian Epic I The Ballad Of Echo The Diamond Dog ... iamond-Dog
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. My name is Echo. I am a Diamond Dog.
Equestrian Epic II The Legend Of Echo The Diamond Dog ... iamond-Dog
Equestria: it's a huge, wild land, bristling with myth, bursting at the seams with magic, and chock full of adventure, if you know where to look for it. For a colorful group of explorers, however, that's just icing on the cake.
On a mission of exploration and revolution, the Cinderwings, the only pony-led diamond dog pack in recorded history, journey to the most fantastical places in the world in their quest to unite a scattered race under one banner. From the highest peaks of the Crystal Mountains, to the lowest, coldest, blackest pits of Tartarus, they're bound for riches, glory, and nearly lethal amounts of cider! With notable figures like Daring Do and the long-forgotten Patchwork Prince along for the ride, there's no telling what incredible adventures are in store.
Be it battling sky pirates at the very roof of the world, braving the terrible splendor of Roam, the last great slaving city, or founding a nation in the heart of the Canterlot Caverns, only one thing can be certain for our heroes...
...It's going to get Legendary.
By Rust
Recommended by roots lord & StormBlade. The first Human in Equestria that make the human a Diamond Dog. It look good so far.

Equestria: Total War ... -Total-War
By emkajii
War comes to Equestria: with despair, with starvation, with suffering and with sacrifice. And the ponies must learn how to keep true to their values while surviving not just the rigors of battle, but the desolation of total war.
Recommended by Wetapunga. Equestria Total War is a magnificent piece of work, portrays all the things your discussing in a brutal protracted Napoleonic style war. The Mane 6 handle it....less than well but seem to be pulling back together in the later chapters. Its practicaly a Novel in length. Theres also a terrifying threat unleashed that makes Discord look like nice. Great character development, emotional scenes, awesome battles and it covers all the logistics, stratagy and civilian sides of the war. The author seems to be on an extended holiday at the mo but as far as i know he plans to finish it. It also has the absolute best General Derpy who goes from being a militia organiser to running a whole army....the gryphons learn to fear 'The grey Mare"

Eros Dreaming
By Capn_Chryssalid
Shipping. Shipping the never before shipped!
After the end of Season Two, the mane six enjoy a cruise and along the way meet six unusual partners...!
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

Escape To Realms
By Flutterwhy4
What is the relation between ourselves as children and ourselves as adults? What value do our memories have? These are the questions that confront Token, an earth pony from Ponyville, who is thrust into a strange adventure where he discovers he's not whom he thought he was.
Contains several crossovers and copious amounts of nostalgia.
Recommended by Madfish. Strange but interesting and different from any other I've read and I'll leave it at that so as not to spoil the end.

By Friendly Uncle
Twilight doesn’t know the facts of life. You know, the birds and the bees. The reason you sometimes get that not so fresh feeling. We’re talkin’ about ruttin’. And who better to fill her in than her faithful friends? ...yeah, this is gonna get ugly.
Recommended by ThePulse. This oneshot not only involves casual conversation about pony heat cycles, but reveals that Celestia herself is literally the source of pony heat.

Everypony Loves Rainbow ... es-Rainbow
By WaferThin
Future Wonderbolt, coolness incarnate, and all-around awesome. Is it any surprise that everypony wants a piece of Rainbow Dash?
Not that she wants anypony to take a piece, mind you. All she wants to do is live her life. That's something she finds pretty hard to do when everypony she meets falls in love with her on sight, though...
A day-in-the-life story about an awesome pony in a crazy world.
Recommended by elemenster. and a hilarious little parody of dash and shipping

Everything Is Fine ... ng-is-Fine
By andysonic1
When the princesses of Equestria fail to stop a disaster, the only survivor is Fluttershy. In a world devoid of everything she once knew, she must learn to survive on her own. But as the need for friendship overflows inside her, she will do what she must to stay happy. In hell, she will create a paradise.
And pay the price for the love she so desires.
Recommended by Darth Invictus. This is a really, REALLY dark and tragic fic but it's also very indepth and fascinating, seeing Fluttershy swing between pretending everything is fine and trying to come to terms with what's happened

FedEx 715
By BronyPilot5
On a warm summer evening, something sinister brews high in the clouds. It is not detected until weather sensors start picking up heavy electrical activity and rain in what seems to be a large storm.
All flights start to divert away except one that is too close, FedEx 715.
The flight enters the storm over Kansas, but as the pilots soon find out, they aren't in Kansas anymore, but instead a land called Equestria that they can't seem to comprehend at first.
How will they interact with locals and what will be the outcome of their sudden arrival?
Recommended by Cody Fett. Here's an interesting HiE story that's starting up. FedEx 715 is a story that stars the crew of the titular cargo flight as they travel through a lightning storm and into Equestria -- not much so far, but the author has a really good grasp of aircraft mechanics.

Finding Harmony
By kuromi
A human child is found at the edge of the Everfree forest. She seems to embody all the innocence and magic that make up Equestria and the fantastical creatures that live there, but as the six friends struggle to care for her and find a way to get her home they discover that the human world can be a cruel and tragic place and through this loss of innocence they realize that they are what hopes and dreams mean to a child in another world who has no hope left.
Recommended by Cody Fett. On a less contradictory note, I'm recommending Finding Harmony as a nice piece of fluff to read when you've got some downtime.

Fires Above
By Pish
Unfathomable destruction and chaotic reckoning has driven every remaining living thing of Equestria underground. For years, they have endured and rebuilt their homes deep within the earth and soil, but are they really safe from the fires above?
Recommended by schpeelah.

First Pony View
By Suomibrony
Have you ever had a dream that just seemed so real, that it was impossible to say for certain that it was even a dream at all? A dream that, despite all of its impossibilities, seemed to re-write your entire perception of reality, re-writing your sense of what—and indeed, who—you are? Accepting change is hard enough as it is. But when you're a somebody who wakes up as a somepony, how do you cope with the impact such a drastic change has on your mind and body? With changes like these, it must surely just be a lucid dream—albeit a suspiciously accurate one—just brimming with potential and ripe for exploration. So you might as well suck it up and make the most of these distressingly…unusual circumstances, and seize this psychological adventure before you wake up and the dream ends.
After all, this couldn't possibly be real, so the dream must come to an end eventually…right?
Recommended by Richardson. Guy gets turned to unicorn mare overnight, thinks he's still dreaming a day or so later, and has been transported to some strange and creepy-close universe where ponies and humans coexist. Then he finds out that he's not dreaming and has the mother of all breakdowns and is finally on the rebound again. That is, of course, if she didn't have a psycotic break to start with and has been hallucinating that she was at one point a male human. Waaaaaay better than it sounds.

By Nyerguds
A changeling who has lived at the side of an Equestrian mare for most of his life finds himself in the middle of the changeling invasion of Canterlot. With his old pony form irreversibly stripped away, and the whole kingdom out to hunt his kind, he tries to keep his family together, and struggles to find his place in the world.
Recommended by blake0831. A different look at changelings. Not bad.

Fluttershy Discovers Animal Crackers ... l-Crackers
By Art Inspired
When Fluttershy finds out Rainbow Dash is hiding a box, she becomes determined to find out what it is, and why her friend is hiding it.
Recommended by Chojomeka. Poor poor Fluttershy.

Fluttershy's Infernal Adventure ... -adventure
By butterscotchsundae
Fluttershy must journey to the dark land of Tartaros to save her little bunny, Angel, kidnapped by the Mara, the Queen of the Underworld, with a little help from some unexpected friends.
Recommended by Baladar. Fluttershy goes to Tartarus to rescue Angel and brings her brand of joy and happiness to the demons of Hell.

For Avarice, Love, And The Third Lonely Dance Of Sorrow ... -of-Sorrow
By Jacker
"Tell me something, if you can. What would you do if everypony you loved was suddenly taken away from you? Everypony that once provided you happiness and warmth and purpose, suddenly thrust from your grasp. Would you travel to the edge of the world for them? Beyond it? That's what I did. Because I needed to. Because there is nothing for me without them. Now you're going to tell me where they are, or I swear to the goddess I've lost that this will be twilight of my innocence."
When every last pony in Equestria save for Twilight inexplicably disappears overnight, a force from a parallel world is blamed. Now, the young mare plans to travel to this strange land in order to find what was lost to her, a world where a civilization of ponies thrives via the usage of not magic, but steam technology. With unexpected allies helping her from the shadows and light, Twilight will soon discover that things may not be as simple as they seem.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

For Want Of A Dawn ... -of-a-dawn
By Ciroton
Welcome to the new Equestria, Twilight Sparkle. See your friends at each other's throats? You have to choose between them now, to stop the heartache of war with decisive victory. For the nation lies bleeding, its harmony shattered into a million pieces. Black and white and right and wrong have blurred together.
You must choose wisely, or all shall die.
Recommended by Madfish.

Four Walls
By Pokey the Unicorn
She has no name, no past, and no memories. Day in and day out, she has existed in a small cell. It's all she's ever known. On the surface, she's comfortable with her routine life. But there are questions lingering in her mind. Who is she? Was there ever anything else? Did something happen to her?
When she gets an unexpected visit from a purple unicorn, her world is quickly turned upside down. Is ignorance really bliss?
Recommended by Madfish. This story plays with reader expectations. Alot.

Fun With Changeling ... hangelings
By Shukumei
A single changeling is cut off from the swarm during the attack on Canterlot. She's discovered by Vinyl Scratch and adopted as a pet. How will Wubsy the changeling, Vinyl, and Octavia cope when the town develops Changeling-phobia? Will Wubsy ever be able to prove her good intentions and stay with the mare she's grown so attached to? Rated Teen for off-page lesbian pony make-out session.
Recommended by elemenster. Fun With changelings is adorable and awsome

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-07-25 05:56am

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5b

George Bush Invades Equestria ... -Equestria
By Krass McWriter
George Bush invades Equestria for weaponized cuteness.
Writen entirely as dialogue. Teen for swearing.
Recommended by roots lord. Short and funny.

Going Home
By -Mazer
Pinkie's father has fallen on hard times and her mother has requested that Pinkie return home to assist in family matters. Now, Pinkie must face her fears of life on the farm as well as her family whom she hasn't seen since leaving...
Recommended by WarpObscura. Anyway, I've found Going Home. It's a sad-ish FPPOV story about Pinkie being summoned home. However, Tavi only shows up from chapter 5 and it seems to be set between Party of One and Best Night Ever because the Gala doesn't get mentioned.

Good Morning, Twilight, Love The New Hairstyle! ... -hairstyle
By quillsaga
After visiting the past, Twilight spends some quality time with Princess Celestia before returning to Ponyville. She then falls into a coma and wakes up where no living pony would ever wish to be, and things only get more complicated when Celestia gets an unexpected visit from herself.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

By Steel Resolve
Rarity and Fluttershy have been friends for years, and every week they go to the spa. But after every trip, Rarity finds herself growing greener with envy over Fluttershy's beauty and grace; if not something more than just envy... And what may happen, if she finds out Fluttershy feels the same way about her?
Recommended by schpeelah. Rarity knows the joy of having an incredibly dense father.

Griffin The Griffin ... he-Griffin
By BlackWing
I'm Griffin, not much else to it. I've been bullied most of my life, which left me bitter and sarcastic. I'm a closet brony. What? You think I'm just gonna go out and tell a world that hates me that I watch a cartoon intended for little girls? I don't feel like giving the punks at school any more ammo. That's when cosmic powers decide I need to take a trip to my favorite fantasy land. But all is not sunshine and rainbows and it certainly won't be after I'm done with it. Equestria from the point of view of an extremely pissed off teenager, with a twist. Rust, the author of 'The Ballad of Echo the Diamond dog' is awesomesauce enough to have a cross over between our stories. Carnelian is a boss when it comes to art. Part of the 'Chess Game of the Gods'.
Recommended by elemenster.

Gummy Tries All Day Long ... ay-Long%5C
By Cloud Wander
Gummy has heard the primal call of the Ponyville River. He scurries to answer the call, but between Gummy and his goal is a town full of friendly, helpful ponies. How can a tiny alligator find his way across Ponyville and achieve his heart's desire?
Recommended by Chojomeka. Look it's another Gummy-centric story! He really deserves his own episode.

By Andrew Joshua Talon
A slightly more realistic take on the "Human in Equestria" story concept.
... For a given value of "realistic."
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

Heart Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel ... s-of-Steel
By Nicknack
Friendship lasts forever.
Three years ago, Gilda and Rainbow Dash became fast friends at Junior Speedsters' Flight Camp. Time took its toll, though, and the pair drifted apart.
When Gilda tries to reconnect with her not-so-long lost friend, she'll discover that things can change a pony after three years: a new home, new job, and new friends.
Recommended by Madfish. [NOTE: Author appears to have taken down the story at some point, along with sequel Summer Days and Evening Flames, which hasn't been reposted to the best of my knowledge. Nevertheless, interested parties can find the text of the sequel here]

Heaven Sent
By Sixpence
Magnus is the sole survivor of a colony ship headed towards Betelgeuse. The ship gets thrown off course when a huge asteroid slams into the ship, which is then pulled into a black hole.
When the ship exits on the other side, he finds himself alone, transformed, and immortal. His only companion, an advanced A.I named Ana keeps him slightly sane during their six thousand year voyage through unknown space in a nearly defunct ship.
Then the ship approaches a strange blue planet, inhabited by ponies.
Recommended by elemenster. heaven sent humorus hie a colony ship gets sucked into a black hole after the crew is woken up to deal with a problem that the A.I. cant handle, everyone but the captian and A.I. are killed in transit. the captian starts mouning and goes bugfuck insane cue 6000 years later the story starts and they detect equestria

Here Comes The Sun ... es-the-Sun
By totallynotabrony
Celestia who? That tall, awkward schoolfilly?
Recommended by schpeelah. Here Comes the Sun - a single glimpse at Celestia as a nopony in a high school AU setting. One-shot. 3,352 words total.

By Lamia
Every couple of months, Derpy visits the hospital for an appointment that only she and her roommate know about. Since the start, she's convinced Dinky that she's simply had some errands to run.
However, one day she believed that her daughter should learn the truth about where she goes and why. What has Derpy been hiding from her, and what could it mean for Dinky?
Recommended by Alamo. I thought this was pretty good one-shot. I usually don't care that much for Derpy fanfics, but this one, I enjoyed.

Heroes And Allies
By Lynolius
There is a flood on the horizon. Equestria's enemies have united, and the coming tide will not only change the course of history on one world, but two, and bring about a monumental meeting that will bring brothers and sisters from those two worlds together.
At long last, the downtrodden will rise.
The battle begins.
Recommended by Velkaden. I love this story; it's a high octane war story that involves Humanity and Ponies allied together to fight a threat. Notable for its total lack of Humans are Bastards.

Her Weight In Affection ... -Affection
By Stonershy
Is it better to be respected, or admired?
This question has always troubled Chrysalis, and being banished from Equestria has not made it any less of a pressing issue for the queen of the changelings. Cut off from her armies and alienated in a strange land, she adapts and blends in to survive. For a master of deception, this is no difficult feat, but despite her success in the business world, her new life is unfulfilling. She is almost always hungry, because the creatures she has found herself stranded with are much less generous with their love.
More than anything, she longs to be her true self, and to be adored for the regal being she truly is. Of course, she knows that no one could ever love a changeling.
Or could they?
--This is a story in which I demonstrate how I do not know what the phrase short-fic really means.--
Recommended by elemenster & Harry Leferts. I ohnestly can not think of anything to say that will do this fic justice, its a wonderfull heartwarming adorable fic about how crysalis adapts to a new world.

Hired Gun
By Gyvon
My name is James Clark, and I am a Private Military Contractor. No, not Mercenary. Yes, there is a difference, but that's beside the point.
Ok, where was I? Ah yes, I was just entering my office in Downtown Houston one afternoon to hear a job offer. When I got there, I found a beautiful, robe-wearing woman waiting for me. Now, in this day and age, most people would find that strange. I didn't for two reasons.
1) In this line of work, you run into a few crazies. If I had a dollar for every nut-job I turned away, I could buy a small European country.
2) It was Halloween. Hell, I was on my way to a party dressed in a replica suit of Veteran Ranger Armor from Fallout: New Vegas, complete with gas mask and real riot gear I borrowed from a friend on the SWAT team. I was gonna win the costume contest for sure!
I'm getting off topic, aren't I? Anyways, this weirdo offered me a job without going into much detail. No location, no objective, not even a dollar amount The only thing I got out of her was the promise that I would be saving thousands, if not millions of lives.
Every instinct told me to turn the job down, and yet I still accepted it. Maybe the idea of playing hero again had its appeal.
God, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Recommended by Narf the Mouse & Cody Fett. Naturally, if you're going to have a peace conference between the new Queen of the Changelings and the Diarchy, the envoys will need guards. Metamorphosis goes a bit far afield to hire hers.

Home Is Where The Harp Is ... he-Harp-Is
By Blueshift
Ever since Bon-Bon left for a new life in Manehatten, Lyra's life has lost its focus. She gets up, she goes to work, she eats, she goes to sleep. One day she knows she's going build up the courage to tell Bon-Bon how she really feels about her and they can live happily ever after.
That day will never come. Something terrible is happening in Equestria. Something that could be the end of the world. The Smooze has arrived and no-one can stop it, not even Twilight Sparkle. What hope then does Lyra have?
Mentioned by Blueshift. I just thought I'd throw this story out here, it's got a lot of good reviews even if that hasn't translated to lots of views.

Hostile Takeover
By Coconutswallow
The Mane-Event, a popular stage show in Manehattan, has acquired a rare creature they intend to use as part of a new act. Their typical animal handlers prove inadequate for the new job so they invite Equestria's best to be the caretaker-- Fluttershy. Moving to a new city requires the inconvenience of finding a new place to stay, however. What fortune that Trixie, one of the primary acts of the Mane-Event, just so happens to have free space at her apartment.
And then the Element of Kindness lived with the Element of Egotism.
Recommended by Richardson & blake0831. Trixie's going to get the crap huggled out of her if it's the last thing Fluttershy does.

How "A Canterlot Wedding" Should Have Ended ... Have-Ended
By Vicron
"Are- Are you blasting me with food?"
"Yeah... this was not thought through at all."
Recommended by elemenster. is a hilarious peice of cracky comedy that must be read.

Humans Ain't So Bad ... int-so-bad
By sgtnolisten
Why does everyone hate humans? Multiple stories that use humans only seem to list the negatives, or minimize the positives given as much as possible.
A non-plot driven project of mine to try and encourage greater thinking in the writer community and to make them realize that our species isn't so touched in the head, and that Earth isn't such a bad place to live.
Mentioned by Anon3mous1.

Hunting Rainbows
By Nadake
In a world where they are little more than slaves to the more powerful unicorns, there are few options. When you are a former gladiator, saved from the breeding pens by a kind hearted old stallion, you have even fewer. Enter Rainbow Dash, ex-gladiator, a mare with beauty, and the strength to protect it in a world determined to drain all color from her life.
Freed from the horrors of bloody combat, Rainbow has taken those skills, and those killer instincts, and turned them to protecting the ponies she once killed. For a price of course. But sometimes, life throws the unexpected at you. On a mission for the Lady of Ponyville, Rainbow finds out two things. One, that purple unicorns are absolutely infuriating. Two, that they are also the bravest ponies she has ever met. Excluding herself, of course.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

By shortskirtsandexplosions
When one pony loves another pony, but that pony is smitten with another pony, and yet that pony is enamored with yet another pony, who's head over heels for a different pony, who can't wait to express her feelings to her own favorite pony, who worships the earth that the first pony walks on, then what is the pony to say to the other pony that is different from what the pony wishes to confess to the other pony who is longing after another pony who can't wait to share hooves with another pony who is infatuated with another pony who is too flustered to say anything to the first pony to begin with? Can the pony who loves a pony who loves another pony who loves yet another pony who has a crush on a different pony who can't stop thinking about the first pony still all be friends?
Recommended by schpeelah. Anyway, shortskirtsandexplosions uploaded a whole bunch of stuff (or maybe reuploaded? I got a whole bunch of notifications anyway) and right now I going through Icebergs - good stuff so far, a really interesting Fluttershy, mistress of temptation!

I Forgot I Was There ... -Was-There
By GaPJaxie
When Twilight receives one of the original journals of Starswirl the Bearded from Princess Luna, she can't wait to try the spells inside it, but the book's magic turns out to be a bit more than Twilight can handle, as her reckless experimentation leads to her accidentally bringing her reflection to life. At first, Twilight decides she quite likes the idea of having a copy around the library. But seeing herself from an outside perspective makes Twilight realize there are some parts of her personality she doesn't care for, forcing her to confront her issues.
Recommended by Candid Opinion & Alamo. This is a pretty interesting little story, and it has some absolutely hilarious gags hiding throughout. On top of feeling surprisingly like an actual episode at times it manages to also feel very in character. Of course, as soon as one finishes chapter four you can see that its going to be a rough ride.

Ill Communication
By RK_Striker_JK_5
Trixie finds Pinkie Pie irritating... at best, but when a parasprite finds its way into Ponyville and begins multiplying, she and the Luna Six need her help to contain the plague before it gets out of control... or more out of control than it already is.
Part of the Lunaverse, created by RainbowDoubleDash. Takes place about a week before Boast Busted.
Mentioned by RK_Striker_JK_5.

In Celestia We Trust, All Others Pay Cash ... s-Pay-Cash
By Georg
Short one-shot. Princess Celestia goes out on a whim for an ice cream cone and discovers just how shaky her own personal finances are, leading to a fiscal catastrophe that could threaten the status of the entire nation.

Incorrect Assumptions ... ssumptions
By Anonymous Pegasus
Luna is on her way to visit Celestia, but hears her squealing for someone to 'stop!'
She walks in on Twilight on top of a red-faced Celestia, and the two of them react like guilty teenagers. Just what the buck is going on here?!
Recommended by blake0831. Worth the read. The ending especially...

Infernal Machines
By Skywriter
The stand-alone prologue to "Contraptionology!" In a world where forest fires (well, a forest fire) run(s) rampant, the fate of Ponyville – this week, at least – lies in the capable hooves of the greatest scientific genius ever to walk the surface of Equestria...
...Pinkie Pie.
Recommended by QuiteEasilyDone. Ah, practical reality breaking through SCIENCE! Start with Infernal Machines first though.

In Search Of Lost Friends (Who Aren't Actually Lost ... ly-Lost%29
By Fedora Mask
It's an offhand remark, “You're only young once,” but for Twilight Sparkle it strikes an unsettling chord. After all, everypony has to grow up; and when ponies grow up, they move away; and when they move away, they fall out of touch...
Terrified that her friends are going to drop out of her life, Twilight resolves to spend every waking moment with them. She also gives up sleeping.
This can only end well.
Dedicated to absent friends, to all our times together, and to reunions yet to come. Don't ever stop being awesome.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

Journey To My Imagination ... magination
By DeiStar
Being a creator means creating your own world, where you pour your love and heart into it.
In a stormy night, after a strange event in her office, Lauren Faust gets teleported into the magical land of Equestria. The land... that she created. What will she do now? How will she return to the reality from her own imagination? Will she even be willing to leave?
Recommended by Harry Leferts. A bit of a different HiE fic. In this one, the person sent to Equestria isn't someone who doesn't know about the show. Or a person who hates it. Or even a Brony. No... in this case, it's Lauren Faust who gets sent to Equestria!

Just Words
By device heretic
Twilight breaks Celestia's doors.
But then, you'd be mad too, if your stupid brother got drunk and told you that you were adopted...
Recommended by Richardson & Harry Leferts. In which Celestia stabs us in the feels with the way she justifies a rather bastardly move done for the sake of the one she loves almost more than her sister. And how the universe doesn't give a buck and has already almost completely undone it.

Lament Of A Spoon
By Zytharros
Silver Spoon questions why she participates in the psychological destruction of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Oh, and here's an interesting one.

Lez Ponies
By FrozenPegasus
Kate the college student loves ponies. But unwanted magnetism to her own gender has also made her a bit of a homophobe. Landing smack in the middle of Ponyville, she discovers (to her horror) that she is even more attractive to mares than she is to women. Her mission? Find actual friendship without being shipped. Whether or not she's successful... is entirely up in the air. A fun reversal and satirical poke at HiE tropes with heart to spare. As a small warning, while the story is not particularly explicit, there is quite a bit of innuendo which is played mostly for laughs.
Recommended by elemenster. lez ponies is still hilarios and going strong

Longest Night, Longest Day ... ongest-Day
By RainbowDoubleDash
Trixie Lulamoon, the personal student of Princess Luna, has finally, through a combination of reasoning, pleading, and whining, managed to convince the princess to invest some real responsibility in her, and give her a chance to show off everything she's been learning while under the alicorn's wing. Luna has appointed Trixie to be the official representative of her Night Court to the town of Ponyville, which this year will be hosting the Longest Night Celebration. Trixie is additionally tasked with overseeing the preparations for that festival.
At first, things seem to be going less than swimmingly. The catering is way too many kinds of apples, the weather patrol is far behind, the musical maestro is nowhere to be found, and the decorations could use significant toning down. To top it all off, Trixie can't help but feel that this was less an appointment to a position of real responsibility, and more an informal exile from the Night Court. Still, things could be worse: a mad alicorn goddess of fire and hate could escape from her millennial imprisonment on the sun and try and conquer Equestria.
But what are the chances of that?
Recommended by WarpObscura.

By Zay-el
When a nefarious nightly stalker threatens the sleep of Ponyville's studious librarian, it's up to her evening assistant to put an end to this horrid crime and bring the perpetrator to justice. Failure is not an option.
Recommended by blake0831. A Owloysius /Philomena story, told from their point of view. A pretty good read.

Love Is In The Air ... In-The-Air
By Blueshift
Twilight Sparkle is fed up of her unrequited love for Rainbow Dash. She has decided that the time has come to reveal the passion she has kept hidden for so long - but how? There is only one sane, logical way to do this.
She must become a cloud.
Nothing can go wrong.
Recommended by Richardson. Dafuq? We find this relevant enough to our intrests to read. addendum: Poor Twilight. Still hilarious.

Luna Eats An Oreo
By Ezio
What is this strange confection of black and white?... Oh... We like this...
So, yeah. Luna eats an Oreo. Just a short one-shot that I had the idea for while eating Oreos.
Recommended by Richardson. Om, Nom, Nom.

Lunar Liability
By Carpetbagger
After a mishap with a falling star, Princess Luna crashes into Ponyville, only to be saved by Big Macintosh. Overly grateful, Luna calls upon an ancient contract which binds her to the draft pony as his personal servant. Can Big Macintosh co-exist with an overzealous moon goddess, her creepy assistant, and an army of evil looking guards long enough for Twilight to find a loophole to get him out of the pact?
Recommended by StormBlade. Only one chapter so far but it looks to be a hilarious lunamac story, I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes :)

Luna's Alarm Clock
By P0nies
Luna has never had an alarm clock until now, but can she handle the powers that it may posses?
Recommended by blake0831. Until now, she never had one. Now, Princess Luna deals with a modern-morning annoyance...

Luna, There's A Sentient Race Inside Your Mane ... -Your-Mane
By boardgamebrony
A fellow pony notices that Princess Luna may have a serious problem: there is a small, sentient race inside her mane and they have been living there for quite some time. Luna must decide what to do about this.
A random short story I made to help bring the smiles.
Recommended by blake0831. Exactly what it say on the title. Weird, but an enjoyable read. Has a nice ending.

Lyra And Bon Bon's Odd Jobs ... s-Odd-Jobs
By Bronystories
In need of work, Lyra and Bon Bon find employment in Ponyville's only cryobank; better known as a sperm bank. Under the supervision of Nurse Coldheart, the two mares apply themselves to the high calling of protecting the ponies of future generations...and cleaning up any spills.
I've chosen to embrace the Mature rating for this story. Most chapters are technically Teen rated, but there is one mature chapter, which is clearly marked.
While the setting takes place in a cryobank, the story will follow Lyra and Bon Bon's perspective. The actual method for acquiring samples will only be alluded to; never described.
Recommended by ThePulse. The Dynamic Duo of Ponyville are having financial problems during tough economic times, but luckily, they manage to find a stable source of income by getting guard jobs. At a cryobank. No seriously, read the first chapter. This shit is hilarious.

Machine And Might
By Kriegor
"A massive, artificial behemoth made of metal tore through our skies. It loomed over our world, blotting out Celestia's sun and shrouding Luna's moon, leaving those below in the shadows. It sowed chaos and conflict on our nation, something that had not happened in more than a millennium."
"It sits high above us, watching and waiting. What is this monster, and what is to be the fate of Equestria?"
Recommended by Erik Tiber & Dalek Ix. Word of warning, Richardson will probably hate it.

Make A Wish
By Perpetual Lurker
One night, an amazing display lit up the sky over Ponyville. A comet, brighter than any in living memory, was making its way through the sea of stars. The residents of the town gathered en masse to witness the spectacle. As was the tradition for such an occasion, many ponies made a wish on the celestial body, hoping that maybe, just maybe, some of them might come true...
Recommended by Questiondeca. Make a Wish: Scootaloo's Wish has updated, a story about a Ponyville where wishing upon a shooting star worked and Scootaloo finds herself with a new sister and a dawning realization that all actions have concequences.

By Dromicosuchus
Bon Bon's voice is funny, and that's about all that anypony who meets her notices, as her marefriend Lyra soon steals the spotlight with her explosive personality, strange obsessions, and curious beliefs. And why not? Bon Bon is, after all, a perfectly ordinary, boring pony in every way but two: her voice, and the carefully kept secret that she isn't really a pony.
Mentioned by schpeelah.

Millennium Wake
By Chaotic Dreams
Rarity awakes after a thousand years of forced magical slumber. How will she cope with a world where everypony she ever knew and loved is long gone, a world that has moved on without her?
Recommended by Madfish. Rarity sleeps under enchantment for a thousand years and finds her Equestria barely a memory when she wakes up

Mirror's Image
By Evilpresident
Twilight never was a Unicorn. And she didn't even know it.
What happens when her true heritage comes to light? Will she willingly embrace it? Or will she be forced to?
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon & ZeldaFan. Love the concept and story, though the characterization could be a bit better.

MLP: Conversion Bureau Discussion ... on.225339/
Thread created by The Dark Gods for discussion of fics dealing with the "Conversion Bureau" concept. Closed since August 2012 for violation of rules regarding the affairs of other forums.

Mood Wings
By Tchernobog
Mood Wings - Observations on Pegasus Body Language.
When Twilight Sparkle finds this book, she discovers an entirely new field of research. The secrets of pegasus wings lie before her, and she insists on making her own observations on the matter.
Field research, of course.
Recommended by elemenster. a hilarios little fic

Mort Takes A Holiday ... -a-Holiday
By AnonymousMaterials
Mort, also known as the Pale Pony (of Death), finds himself in a position where he has been tasked to take time off from his rigorous duties of reaping souls. Seeking guidance, he is directed towards the town of Ponyville, to learn about the magic of friendship from Twilight Sparkle and her friends. All he needs to do is keep his true nature a secret. That shouldn't be too difficult...right?
Recommended by Toon Warrior. Imagine MLP as written by Sir Terry Pratchett, and you have a good idea what to expect: endless hilarity ensues! :D

Moving On: Silver Spoon's Story ... %27s-story
COMPLETE! NOW WITH SEQUEL!Diamond Tiara has moved away to Manehattan leaving behind a lonely and friendless Silver Spoon. Depression slowly sets in, but one Cutie Mark Crusader extends the hoof of friendship. The sequel The Spoon That Refused Polish
Moving On II The Spoon That Refused Polish ... sed-Polish
Having faced and surpassed the challenge of making new friends, Silver Spoon's tranquil and simplistic world comes to an abrupt halt once family obligations begin to lurk in her shadow. With the help of the crusaders, Silver Spoon and co. uncover a Silver family secret that could possibly shift the fate of all of Ponyville.
By Hollyfern
Mentioned by Questiondeca & blake0831. I can think of one possible one, but I forget the title. It is on Fimfiction and it stars a Sliver Spoon left behind when Diamond Tiara moves to Canterlot with her family.

Much Ahoof About Nothing ... ut-Nothing
By butterscotchsundae
It's springtime in Equestria and Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia find themselves out of sorts despite the gorgeous weather. Luna and Rarity both think they know the reason behind their moodiness and set out to make sure that true love blossoms - but will an unfortunate misunderstanding keep the two star-crossed lovers apart forever?
Mentioned by schpeelah. Oh and Much Ahoof About Nothing updated too aaaand the author seems to have forgotten what kind of story she was writing.

My Big Human: Friendship Is Expendable ... expendable
By Crunchbiter
Set in a world where humans are mythological. Where they are said to be volatile and unstable creatures. Both capable of great good and evil. Now let's think if a cartoon was based on this. Banned from being shown to little fillies a few nights; it showed their violent nature, the kindness in their hearts and the many ways to make friends. What if the ponies were the bronies and 'humares'?
What if they enjoyed the show's violent nature? What if after 5 seasons of action, normality and friendship, the show came to a climatic end. When the heroes died in a blaze of glory, what happened next?
Apparently the characters are summoned from the show. Although this unique cast of miss fits might have a problem finding out they're the product of somepony's imagination. Worst of all, these soldiers might have a problem with the all of the haters of the show.
Recommended by Madfish. A rather different take on HiE and 'brony' fics.

My Choices: Twisted Tales Through Time ... rough-time
By koolerkid
On secret assignment from Princess Celestia herself, Twilight investigates a powerful magical artifact for clues to the mystery of Luna's transformation in the evil Nightmare Moon. Incautious use of the artifact sends Twilight hurtling back in time. Can Twilight discover what caused Luna's transformation? And will she ever make it home again?
Recommended by Nikas. My Choices: Twisted Tales Through Time updated as well. We get a good look at some of the changes to Equestrian society, and at least two revelations that are 'What a Twist!'

My Little Behemoth: Friendship Is More Than Food ... -than-Food
By Kishin
Meet Cyr. He's one of the last of his breed: A Changeling Behemoth, living battering rams that are selected and mutated from the worker caste of the Hive. Aged from centuries of labor and service to his Queen, he grows disgusted and weary of the Changeling's plots and malevolent attempts to feed on love, especially after his capture during the Canterlot wedding. Thus begins a new (and possibly more enjoyable) chapter of his existence.
Recommended by elemenster. its off to a good start the chapters are fairly short but whats there is interesting

My Little Heartbreak: Heartbroken ... eartbroken
When it came to matters of the heart, Anthony just couldn't win. In his path, a rainbow coloured trail of broken hearts were left. With the final relationship he had, his strange exes decided they had enough. Now crashing through the universe and robbed of everything that makes him who he is: Anthony has been abandoned, branded and renamed by his exes. Find out how a pony named HeartBreak has to learn -her- place in this new world.
My Little Heartbreak: Creativi-Tea ... reativitea
It's a week later, and Twilight is nagging Heartbreak into learning more about herself and what her special talents really are! Heartbreak shows herself to be the artistic type but with learning to be a pony and contending with ponies curious about the new mare in Ponyville, it's a rocky start that is leaving Heartbreak feeling more than drained of her ability to express herself. Let alone learn how to use a pencil with her mouth. Perhaps Zecora can help with a special brew she calls "Creativi-Tea"? Or will this just going to lead to a lot of Insani-tea?
My Little Heartbreak: Meanwhile, Back At The Farm ... t-the-farm
For the whole of April, Heartbreak has been confined to the library under Twilight’s orders. By the time May starts, being cooped up is starting to give her a serious case of cabin fever. Heartbreak wants some open space, some fresh air and a bit of grass under her hooves. Twilight wants Heartbreak learn a bit more discipline and honesty about things. The two would butt heads, but Twilight finds a compromise.
Send her off to help Applejack with the first season’s apple harvest!
But how will a pony like Applejack, whose motto is, “Honesty is the Best Policy,” deal with a pony like Heartbreak, who has wrapped herself up in webs upon webs of lies just to cope with her situation?
By Jet_Black1980
Recommended by Vulpine Fury. The guy's a brony but he is NOT happy with how he got to Equestria and he actually made pretty good inroads to making ENEMIES of a good chunk of the Mane Six, especially Rarity. Has two follow-up stories.

My Little Mommies
By 3Power
On a request from Princess Celestia, Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the mane six explore an abandoned mansion located deep in the woods. While doing so, they unwittingly stumble across an enchanted mirror that scrambles their DNA and pops out three brand new bouncing baby ponies. Hilarity and drama ensue as the mane six must cope with being suddenly thrust into motherhood, as well as protect their new foals from a dark god that wishes to use them for his own sinister gain.
Recommended by Runic Arbiter & dan-heron. I've been waited for this story to update a few times to make sure this would be worth recommending. It's at chapter 3 now, and I have been thoroughly amused. I'm half surpised it hasn't be rec'd sooner...unless it already has and I missed it.

My Little Paintball ... -Paintball
By Xozjain
Come one, come all to the first annual Ponyville Paintball Competition! Wait, can ponies even..? Nevermind. How they shoot isn't important. What IS important is the prize: a year's supply of cupcakes from Sugarcube Corner. Enough to drive a town full of ponies crazy? Apparently. In the chaos that ensues, expect all sorts of action film references, both obvious and subtle, and the kind of craziness that only ponies shooting each other can bring. Action! Drama! Romance! All of this and more in My Little Paintball!
Recommended by elemenster. my little paintball a GLORIOUS bit of cracky humor

My Little Pony: Love Is Confusing ... -Confusing
By TheTwientist
After a visit from Cadance and Shining Armor, Twilight realizes how little she understands romantic love and decides to do -what else?- some research. But she has to learn a lot quicker than she expected, for Princess Celestia has invited Twilight and her friends to a Hearts and Hooves Gala- and they're expected to bring dates!
What follows is a chaotic set of events in which hearts are broken, crushes are acted upon, cakes explode, and the very foundation of the Mane 6 is rocked to its core.
Recommended by schpeelah.

My Little Roommate ... e-Roommate
By The Equestrian Gentlecolt ... Gentlecolt
Renting the supposedly-haunted "Apartment 13" may not have been the best idea, but it has certainly been the most interesting. David Clarkston and Key Lime are the most unlikely of roommates, but they're united by two common threads: they both needed a place to stay, and they both needed a friend.
Recommended by schpeelah. Apartment 13 is somehow both on Earth and in Canterlot, and two grad students are sharing it without otherwise crossing over to their respective verses. Incomplete and didn't update in a while. 4,783 words total.

My Little Staring Contest: Alicorns Can Stare For A Very Long Time ... -long-time
By CosmicAfro
They can stare for… a really long time.
Recommended by Khaos. Celestia and Luna in a staring constest, the reward is a muffin... Delicious absurdity. :confused:

My Little Wendigo: Mutilation Is Fun ... ion-is-fun
By Gothic_Novel
This story is basically an apocalypse tale. It tells the story of a small group of survivors after the majority of Equestria is infected by a strange disease that increases speed, strength, and agility and reduces its victims to mindless cannibals. Will they escape Ponyville before they are devoured by those they once held dear? Based on a drawing I did a while back.
Recommended by Darth Invictus. My Little Wendigo: Mutilation is Fun a horror fic that's a bit of 28 Days later combined with the wendigo legend, really enjoyable and one to keep a close eye on

Myou've Gotta Be Kidding Me ... Kidding-Me
By DataPacRat
An aspiring rationalist gets punted into Equestria - and instead of being turned into a cool griffon, or powerful dragon, or even a standard pony... discovers he is now a milk-cow, part of the herd.
Recommended by Ciber. Similar to Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, but I think the writing is a bit better and the main charecter is slightly smarty mu. Did I mention that instead of your normal HIE, the protag is neither pony nor human. HE is in fact a Cow... a Female Cow. Most badass thing he/she has done is convincing a noble that he/she had the power to curse them by spraying their house with areosolized Poison Joke from an airship.

My Roommate Is A Vampire ... -a-Vampire
By Dennis the Menace
There was only one explanation. For all of it. All of the strange, erratic behavior. Her irrational fear of the sun. Her nocturnal habits of locking herself in in the dark and closing all the blinds. Wearing her sunglasses everywhere, even inside! It was time to invest in some silver, garlic, and a wooden stake.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. I give you My Roomate is a Vampire, in which Vinyl Scratch is a bloodsucker. Maybe. We think.
...Oh, who am I kidding, of course she is!

Never Stop Smiling ... op-Smiling
By P0nies
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Recommended by GlaringThoughts.

Nightmare Night And Nyx ... ht-and-Nyx
By RealityCheck
It's been a few months since the events of "Past Sins." Twilight has settled into the routine of being a mother, and Nyx has happily settled into the routine of being a (well, MOSTLY) normal little filly. But now they're closing in on one of the favorite holidays of the fall season, Nightmare Night--- which Nyx has never heard of and knows absolutely nothing about....
Recommended by blake0831. Sort of a sequel to Past Sins. Nyx's first Nightmare Night with the (expanded) CMC. Seems to be alright so far. Characterization seems good. Why I'm mentioning this now? Well, there's this little footnote at the end of the second chapter: (1)Some less than kind ponies had noted Twilight's brain was like a Swiss clock--- finely tuned, tightly wound and went "cuckoo" on a regular basis.

Oh To Be Old Again ... -Old-Again
By Minalkra
Have you ever woken up somewhere you don't recognize? I have, once before. This time was not all that different. Headache? Check. Dry mouth? Check. Upset stomach? Check. Hooves? Uhm, that one is new. Hi, I'm Bruce and I'm 32. Currently, I'm in a light blue Earth Pony foal's body no one has ever seen before. The rest of Equestria thinks I'm 9 and something really traumatic happened to me. It doesn't help I swear like a sailor and I could really go for a smoke right about now. I just hope that the Everfree Forest, rampaging monstrosities, evil dark abominations against God and the Cutie Mark Crusaders don't kill me before I have just one last drag.
Oh, and ponies are hella creepy when you really think about it. Geez.
Recommended by Ciber & schpeelah. 30somthing year old guy in the body of a widdle cute foal! What could go wrong? Updates nearly daily, I think he has made pinkie cry at least 3 times now, b(%$h slapped diamond tiara, and all the doctors are convinced that he is the worst case of sexual abuse/drug abuse/amneisia in the history of equestria.

Omnius' Travels: Beast Within ... ast-Within
By Nathan Traveler
~Another spinoff to "Omnius' Travels: Equestria". Not required to read.~
When Gods do battle, they very rarely directly involve themselves. No, they much prefer to send in their own pawns to do their bidding. Normally, this results in their chosen pawn creating different...changes. They forever change the course of whatever world they're sent to, whether it's intentional or not. Now, since I technically work for the Gods and Goddesses of Good, it's not really a surprise when I somehow wind up on a version of Equestria which is being used for a sort of chess game...
What's really strange, however, is the fact that I'm not a pony this time around. Not like all of the other Equestrias.
This time, I'm something a bit...different.
Recommended by ThePulse. Another Human in Equestria fic, but instead of the guy turning into a pony, he becomes a Werehog.

One Final Apple
By P0nies
The last days in life could be your best, or even your worst. But that doesn't mean that friends will give up on you, even if they aren't there.
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

Outside The Reaching Sky ... aching-Sky
By Karazor
Eighty years after the events of The Dread Chitin, Equestria is a radically different place. The arcane science of the late Duran Thirk and the information found on the Star League library core have combined to catapult the nation's science ahead by hundreds of years.
Now, facing the possible aggression of a completely unknown alien power, Twilight Sparkle and her friends have to gather together once more, leading a crew of the best ponies they could assemble in a voyage outside their own star system. They seek to learn about their potential foe, to explore the galaxy around them, and possibly find allies and friends to stand alongside them. Who knows what they will actually find?
Recommended by manamyst.

Over The Edge And Through The Wood ... h-the-Wood
By JarOfHearts
Troy is twenty years old, attending college, a causal 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.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. The story is just getting started, but the pacing, characterization and descriptions are all top-notch, and the author has avoided quite a few of the most overused HiE fic cliches.

Past Sins
By Pen Stroke
On a dark night filled with even darker magics, an insane cult attempts to give Nightmare Moon a body and life of her own, utterly separate from Princess Luna. But, when the spell is interrupted by Celestia, something unexpected is created.
Now, a little black alicorn filly named Nyx finds herself living under the care of Twilight Sparkle, only to be haunted by memories and emotions from her past. Is she Nightmare Moon reborn or is she simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of her own? Can Twilight Sparkle protect Nyx from those who refuse to see past her dragon eyes and black coat?
Or, will Nyx be forced to inherit the sins that may not even be hers and become the greatest evil Equestria has ever known?
Recommended by InsaneCat & Questiondeca. Heads up people. Past Sins just got posted on FimFiction in revised, Season 2 canon version.

Perfect For Me
By The Equestrian Gentlecolt ... Gentlecolt
Twilight Sparkle just can't find enough time in the day. She has to study friendship for the Princess, hang out with her five friends, and juggle her own hobbies and interests besides. But when a novel solution presents itself in the form of an experimental new spell, will it solve her time crunch, or will she be distracted even further?
Recommended by Richardson. Hot Twilight on Twilight action!

In an effort to keep her mind occupied, Twilight Sparkle decides to delve once again into the grand mysteries of Pinkie Pie. This time, Twilight's focus is on her claims of growing up on a rock farm: like so many things related to Pinkie Pie, the idea that somepony could grow rocks as an agricultural product makes absolutely no sense. However, the investigation eventually leads Twilight to a rather... surprising discovery.
Petriculture II Inscape
It's been several months since Pinkie Pie made a stunning admission about her past that permanently changed her relationship with her friends, particularly Twilight Sparkle, but life seems to have settled back to normal (well, normal by Pinkie Pie's standards, at least). However, when an old nemesis returns and ensnares Twilight in her influence, it's up to Pinkie to make things right. This story is a sequel to Petriculture.
By Kwakerjak
Recommended by Richardson. And Twilight just hit Doctor grade angry.

Pinkie Cubed
By AnnonyMouse
What will Twilight Sparkle do when she sees Pinkie Pie, and then Pinkie Pie, and then another Pinkie Pie? Can her mind withstand the concept of there being THREE Pinkie Pies?
Recommended by Richardson. And that's the way the world burns.

Pinkie Pie Is An Eldritch Abomination ... bomination
By PonyAmorous
Twilight's relentless study of Pinkie's strange abilities leads to a horrifying revelation.
This site really needs an existential horror tag.
Recommended by elemenster. a little bit of existential horror

Pipsqueak's Day Off ... 7s-Day-Off
By Chuckfinley
UPDATE: COMPLETE! You may have heard of Pipsqueak. He's a pinto colt, originally from Trottingham, saved Nightmare Night from being abolished seven odd years ago. Know the one I'm talking about? Yes? Good. Since then he's grown into a charming, cultured hedonist who wants to bed near every mare in Ponyville and a good few of the stallions. He has a slender build and some ponies say he has mares' hips, though he feels that those ponies should shut their bloody mouths. His best mate is the gregarious and multi-talented Featherweight, and his other best mate is the stoic trencherpony and excellent cook Chowder.
This is the story of a Friday, and the wee hours of a Saturday. It's a teacher training day, and Pipsqueak and his friends have no school.
In twenty-four hours, a sinister plot to take down a local business is launched, Snips and Snails dabble in the dark magic of Peyuase, a great deal of debauchery occurs, a cocktail of unrivaled destructive power is created and a small fleet of ships are launched! All of this and more, in Pipsqueak's Day Off!
Recommended by schpeelah. Things turn serious.

Ponies Of Faith
By JohnPerry
The Mane Six discuss religion. ...And that's about it, really.
Recommended by schpeelah. Short and funny one-shot about pony religion. Recommended.

PonyFall: Majestic Royalty ... ic-Royalty
By DragonLS
Gerald McCormack, a 22 year old college student (And someone who likes to swim in junkyards, that disgusting freak...) that is living by himself with his trusty butler, Gordon. When he stumbles upon a strange majestic-like woman in his own obstacle course--with a pair of Double D's I might add--he takes the woman in, and realizes she strongly resembles Princess Celestia! Will she be able to handle the human world that is so different from Equestria's? Or will she go into a paranoia freak out and Gerald would be forced to kick her out since she seems to be a crazed drug-addict hippy!?
Caution: Princess Celestia is a trademark of Equestria everywhere. Bikini Not Included.
AN: This is part of a collab called PonyFall, which each author is required to take one pony from the Equestria unvierse and place her into the human world, within the self-insert's care. Yes, this is a self-insert... somewhat. Every author in the collab is required to do this. And honestly? I vowed never to do self-inserts ever again, and this was 6 years ago...
...Buuuut I made an exception since this is a collab. It's been awhile.
Rated T: Violence, stabbing muffins with a fork, unnecessary poking, and some rule 34 of a fan and a paper shredder (I'm kidding)
And yes, since this is a human fic, I want you guys to be honest with the criticism. Please don't "Ooh, it's an over-done human fic so I'm gonna thumb it down" sorta deal, I ask that you at least give it a chance, especially since every other collab author is doing the same thing.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. It has a very unique premise, obviously, and the writing is pretty good so far.

Pony Psychology Series ... ogy-series
One by one, Twilight and her friends must come to terms with the consequences of being the Elements of Harmony.
These stories take place in the intervening time between Season One and Season Two, with the exception of Ditzy Doo: Muffins, which takes place early in Season One.
Pony Psychology II Secrets And Lies
Twilight Sparkle and her fellow Elements of Harmony have faced down supernatural foes of the highest order, but sometimes the deadliest danger can come from places one would least expect. As Twilight is forced to bear a devastating secret, her efforts to keep the Elements together may well tear them all apart.
By SaddlesoapOpera
Recommended by schpeelah.

Pony Shorts 14 Derpyganger ... erpyganger
By Miyajima
Recommended by blake0831. A tale of a changeling in Ponyville. Not bad.

Post Nuptials
The Changelings have been defeated and Shining Armor and Princess Cadence have said their vows, but that still leaves the Mane Six and others with the issue of the strain on their friendships. And among all the guests present at the reception, a few of them are going to be suprised with what new relationships are formed.
Post Nuptials II Families
In the aftermath of the wedding, Spike is bitter and avoiding everyone. Twilight's determined to find out what's bothering her charge, but she walks a very fine line when dealing with an emotionally distraught child.
Meanwhile, Rainbow Dash suspects something's wrong with Scootaloo, so she starts spending more time with her in hopes of picking the secret from her brain. As she begins to truly mentor the young filly for the first time ever, she begins to see the advantages to having a little sister.
And while all this is going on, Pinkie is struggling with some old family issues that have been brought to the surface, meaning she might have to confront her past at last.
By Darth Link 22
Recommended by Questiondeca & blake0831. Post Nuptials on fimfiction takes place after the Season 2 finale and addresses (so far at least) some issues that came up but weren't addressed during Seasons 1 and 2, including Twilight's dismissal at the end of Part 1 of the finale.

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-07-25 01:09pm

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5c

By Crazy Laughter
A brony is transported into Equestria, but he finds himself in the body of a huge wolf. Can a carnivorous predator really befriend ponies, herbivorous equines, or will his new predatory instincts and the ponies instinctive fear of him make it impossible? His strange situation does not dampen the joy of actually being in Equestria, but that changes as a ravenous hunger sets upon his body and mind...
Recommended by Madfish. A rather different HiE story than the norm, with some hints that some lies might be very close to the truth.

Princess Celestia Hates Tea ... -Hates-Tea
By Skywriter
Seriously, a lot.
Recommended by smthng. Short and hilarious story about what happens when Celestia inadvertly lets out a truth she should have kept hidden.

Princess Molestia
When an April Foals Day prank goes wrong, it's up to Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle to stop Princess Celestia from turning them and their friends into Celestia's personal toys!
Princess Molestia II Lunaughty
With the events of the Molestia Night behind them, Luna's mind wanders around the topic. It is only a couple days later that she remembers some very crucial details about her stay on the moon. With the night young once more and her passion heavy, she seeks answers to the questions that her older sister brought up, as well as to her own. The way she does it, however, turns out to be very... Naaaaughtyyyyy...
-The events that take place in this story kick off directly after the events in the Epilogue of Princess Molestia.
Princess Molestia III Twilust
-With Celestia and Luna's mission granted to her, Twilight takes it upon herself to follow the princess' steps. It's time to for her to go out and convert each one of her friends... one at a time, with a heavy connect of soul, mind, and body.
-Twilight has been captured by Celestia and Luna, and it's up to her five friends and Trixie to save her and get the princesses back to normal. Can they do so without becoming sex slaves themselves?
By StreakTheFox
Mentioned by schpeelah. [NOTE: For obvious, obvious, obvious NSFW content, whoever is interested in this thing can go to Fimfiction and find it on their own.]

Project: Sunflower ... -Sunflower
By Hoopy McGee
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.
Recommended by Khaos.

Quantum Castaways
By DustTraveller
Twilight Sparkle wakes up one morning to a harsh dose of unreality. She is stranded, without her friends, on an island which matches no known locale on Equestria. Surrounded and harried on all sides by the alien and the dangerous, she will find her mettle sorely tested, and find perhaps that the best friends you will ever have in your life are the ones you make when your back is to the wall...
Recommended by Parley & Madfish. Not quite a human in equestria fic, but where both the human and Twilight are stranded on an unknown island. It reads very well, the oc is pretty cool so far, and there's fun development on all sides from the get go. It's just starting with 2 chapters, but it caught my eye.

Queen No More
By BlackWater
The royal wedding is saved but at what cost? There was more to the changeling attack than was apparent and Twilight begins to wonder if it was all as black and white as it seemed. Queen Chrysalis was defeated and her rule was taken from her. With no food and no allies, she is doomed to the dreary fate she had always feared. When faced with potential tragedy, Twilight has to make one of the scariest decisions of her life. Does she help the dying changeling or leave her to her "just" end?
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Quite Ready For Another Adventure ... -Adventure
By Tamar
Young Shining Dawn is very excited when she hears that Princess Celestia is coming to visit Ponyville. But for Sweetie Belle, her grandmother, the visit carries much deeper significance, especially when she learns that her old friends Scootaloo and Applebloom are also coming, and that the Princess is here on a very special visit for Grandmother Twilight.
Recommended by Nikas. Sad but good rec.

Rainbooms And Royalty ... nd-Royalty
By Trinary
This is an idea that wouldn't leave my head, inspired by Fairy Slayer's "Mommy Nearest," Aldea Donder's "Alicorn," SoundofRainfall's "Play" and RainbowDoubleDash's "Lunaverse"
Alternate Universe: Instead of Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia made Rainbow Dash her personal student instead! Follow her through the events of the 1,000th Summer Sun Celebration. A reimagining of "Friendship is Magic"
Recommended by truth is life. I read this one and Rainbooms and Royalty this morning, and I have to say they're both quite good.

Rainbow Dash Presents: Captain Hook The Biker Gorilla
By FiMFlamFilosophy ... ture=watch
Mentioned by ThePulse. Not a fic; rather, an Abridged series.

Rainy Days
By TomaTanuki
With a overdue storm on it's way, Princess Celestia prepares to finish the day's business when an exhausted Rainbow Dash rushes in with an 'important message' from Twilight. When the contents of the message are revealed to be rather trivial Rainbow loses her temper in front of the Pincess and fears she has offended her. However, Celestia could tell Rainbow has had a rough day and, rather than punish her, Celestia decides to teach her a special lesson in friendship.
Recommended by blake0831.

Random Elements
By Stryke
The Elements of Harmony should have defeated Nightmare Moon.
But when Nightmare Moon returned from her banishment only one pony even tried to challenge her.
A year later, that same pony attempts a desperate spell to gather the potential wielders of the Elements to her to finally bring about an end to the eternal night.
Instead it strands the potential wielders in a whole other Equestria. One where six friends brought back the sun.
Recommended by RK_Striker_JK_5 & WarpObscura. I'll second it. For a story just off the starting blocks, it's got me interested already.

Red Bull Gives You Wings! ... -You-Wings!
By P0nies
Scootaloo finds out about Red Bull, but does it really give you wings, and how will the other Cutie Mark Crusaders react to such a claim?
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

By PourMeADrink
There comes a point when you can no longer run from the things you've done. Ryan Williams believes that he has reached this point, but sometimes, just as we are about to close one door, another opens before us, changing our lives in ways we could never have imagined.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Now, I found this little gem searching through FIMFiction. It's kind of like "My Little Dashie" but in this case, FIM never happened, and so the human is not a Brony.

Retired To Equestria ... -Equestria
By Yet Another Mask
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?
Recommended by ProphetofWisdom. I am disappoint in you SB. How is it possible that Retired to Equestria has not been rec before? That mistake has now been corrected.

Rites Of Ascension ... -Ascension
By CvBrony
Sixteen years after arriving in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle is excited to have invented a brand-new kind of spell, but it will come with consequences she cannot possibly anticipate. Meanwhile, threats in shadows around the world conspire to overthrow the Solar Throne. With her world turned upside down, she will have to come to terms with the role that fate has dealt her while straining to keep Celestia in power.
Recommended by Richardson. Looks interesting. Alicorns aren't born, they're forged of UNLIMITED POWAH. Twilight just blew the previous record for how long it takes to start out of the galaxy.

Royal Resolutions ... -298813486
By BookishDelight
Original Synopsis:
Canterlot has withstood invasions, takeovers and even weddings through the efforts of five ponies--five ponies whose stories may be more closely intertwined than any of them realize.
What Is This?: A story borne entirely of selfishness and my wishing to see Shining Armor and Princess Cadance as characters more firmly-entrenched in Friendship is Magic canon. However, it... morphed into a lot more than that along the way. Whoops!
Dear Princess Celestia: I love writing you. SO. MUCH. <3
Dear Princess Luna: it still called "retconning" if you're just filling in canon-blanks while playing fast and loose with time?
Text by Bookish Delight, 2011-2012. My Little Pony belongs to Hasbro, not to me. This is done completely bereft of profit.
Recommended by blake0831. A heart-to-heart talk between Twilight and her brother. A nice, heartwarming read.

Rubber Colt Aren't They A Baloon Maker? ... loon-maker
By Newlost
An innocent slip up that's all it took. Now Fluttershy has to explain why she never became a licensed veterinarian and where she's been getting the bits to feed and take care of all those animals. What is it or who is it she's been hiding all this time?
Recommended by Shinzakura. It's listed as complete and it's an interesting premise (which is why I'm recommending it), yet it doesn't feel right as a one-shot. Thoughts?

By mbulsht
There really is no excuse for forgetting something as important as a hoof-written law. But Celestia forgot. And now, a thousand years after she wrote it, a law comes into play mandating that Celestia take a two-month sabbatical from her duties as Princess of Equestria.
So what happens when she has to step down for a couple months and leave Luna by herself in the bloody gladiator ring that is Equestrian politics? What happens when Celestia has to disguise herself and mingle with the populace of Ponyville without them knowing?
The short answer to that would be "a string of hilarious chance encounters, sisterly banter, romantic mishaps, and a political coup that was decades in the making."
The long answer, of course, is this story.
Recommended by schpeelah. There's one called Sabbatical featured right now, quite funny so far.

SB Fic. Group ... &group=857
A Group for all fics originating from the SB forums.
Stories based on fanfic verses developed outside of SB are not included, no exceptions. (rule due to TCB and it's... dividing influence.)
Stories adult in nature or banned from SB are also banned from here.
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

Scootaloo Is Slightly Flame Retardant ... -Retardant
By DontWannaKnow
Despite their plan going slightly awry, the Cutie Mark Crusaders' latest venture earns Scootaloo her cutie mark...only, nobody's sure what it means. Does Twilight have the answer?
Recommended by elemenster. proof that a crusadeer geting her mark before the others does not need to end in drama:testsmilie:

Scootaloo's Secret ... 27s-Secret
By Alaborn
Scootaloo has never talked much about herself. Nopony knows her family, or has visited her home. But she has one big secret she's never told anypony... especially Rainbow Dash.
Recommended by Richardson. So, Scootaloo's Secret. In which Orphanloo is not as she appears.

Also ... om.220353/
By Richardson
Scootaloo's rather embarrassed by her Mom. Not because she isn't cool, arguably she's both the hottest and the coolest mom in Ponyville. It's not about the fact that her mom serves on the royal court either, though that doesn't help. Maybe it's got more to do with the fact that the reason her mom is almost never seen after sunrise or before sunset, or because before the Mare in the Moon returned to Equestria, she knew her name.
Or, you know, that her mother is a chocoholic, an embarrassing know it all that's actually lived it all, owes personal favors to Princess Luna, and has the unfortunate job description of 'ruler of the land and day'. Sure, having Celestia as your mom is cool and all, but at the same time nopony can know who she really is. Nopony gets to 'know' her, and every moment is guarded against snooping visitors. And yet, there's still hope for a better day to come.
Mentioned by Richardson. So, I just pinged off the top of the 'need to read'-o-meter. Cool.

Screwball Trilogy I The Turning Of The Screwball - The Strange Case Of Button Stitch ... ton-Stitch
Button Stitch is an excessively regular mare with excessively regular habits, but something strange has begun to happen to her in the wake of Discord's rampage. Can Rarity and the rest of the girls get to the bottom of the strange manifestations of nonsense that have been plaguing Ponyville?
Screwball Trilogy II Screwball Mio Amoré ... Amor%C3%A9
Button Stitch has contained the chaotic creature inside her, and is taking her first unsteady steps into the realm of relationships. Davenport, the proprietor of Ponyville's premiere supplier of Quills and Sofas, is the object of her fancy, and he thinks she's pretty neat too. Can romance bloom between the two most aggressively boring ponies in Ponyville?
Of course it doesn't go well. Murphy was a pony.
Screwball Trilogy III Screwball Over
Several months ago, a strange little propeller beanie dropped out of the sky and landed in an abandoned field outside Ponyville. The ponies went about their lives, blissfully unaware of what lurked underneath, until today...
By Warren Hutch
Recommended by blake0831.

Shackles And Friendship ... Friendship
By Zaibatsu
'There's something about humans that urges them seek out their many endeavors in order to feed their many hungers like greed, power, family, friends, philosophy, knowledge, etc. Whoever or whatever created these beings are either cunning; to create self motivating creatures that will constantly push their limits, or downright cruel; never truly allowing them to feel true fulfillment or satisfaction. The point is humans were created with a void, a missing piece left intentionally empty never to be filled, an undying hunger.'
Yea, sucks don't it? The names Rodney, and if you actually give a damn, this is the story of how I got my ass landed into a world of Gods and Magic..... And ponies, freakin-multi-techno-collored-motherbucking-ponies.
But it's not all bad really, got way healthier on account I hardly eat meat, that one landed me in less that desired situations. I get to screw with innocent ponies on a regular basis, in more ways than one.....don't judge me. But at least I didn't kill myself, or everyone else with me. So not a bad deal at all, I even ended up retiring as teacher.
Teen for language and adult themes.
Recommended by elemenster. note it does not take itself seriously so I hope no one here does light hearted antics abound, its fine as is howver due to main characters abilitys the moment there is any fightish sceenes they better be well written and/or be done intelegently beccause he's potentialy very op either way so long as it remains a jokeing slice of life I see no problem recing this wonderfull humorus fic and with I dont think sb will find any major problems with it beyond this

Sharing The Night
By Cast-Iron Caryatid
Twilight becomes alicorn of the stars. This is sort of a problem, because Luna kind of already was alicorn of the stars. Oops!
Recommended by Parley. They've probably been recommended several times, but I'm following Sharing the Night and Expectations. The former deals with Twilight becoming the Alicorn of the Stars in a rather open setting, while the latter deals with the transformation on a more personal level.

By BronyNeumo
Hopes. Dreams. Aspirations. They're what everyone survives, and even thrives, on. What happens, then, when hopes and dreams are dashed? When something so monumentally destructive and life-changing occurs, and dreams, hopes, even ponies' lives are thrown into turmoil, where can solace be found? When somepony's entire world comes crumbling around them, who can they turn to for support? What can they do when everything they once had is shattered?
Recommended by Erik Tiber. It's not torture porn, hopeless, or anything like that. No one's died. The plot so far seems interesting. However, the tragedy tag is very appropriate.

Shattered Worlds
By midnightshadow
This collection of stories is set in an alternative Conversion Bureau timeline where Mankind reigns triumphant, having destroyed Equestria and sent it back into the sea. The only remnants are Celestia's severed head and the now-docile earth ponies that are made from her blood.
As mankind claws itself back from the brink of extinction, it must build a new society and move forwards into the future, with a changed destiny shared now by two sentient life-forms. In this collection, stories will be spun about sacrifice, loss, and nobility of spirit, of two hands and four hooves.
Mentioned by Vulpine Fury.

Shipping Sickness
By Skywriter
Twilight Sparkle flagrantly abuses her Come-To-Life spell, and learns a little bit about love in the process. Also, puns.
Recommended by Candid Opinion. It's short, and safe for work despite what one might think about the name at first.

Short Cakes
By Cloud Wander
The world is a strange and wonderful place, particularly if you are a child of Ponyville. Pound and Pumpkin Cake explore their tiny corner of Equestria.
Recommended by Chojomeka. Gotta love Gummy's zenness.

By Bad Horse
Two silly short stories about Luna, Celestia, fashion, and legal theory. "Slice of life stories if your life is crazy royalty cake with cinnamon sprinkles." -

Sketchy Salad Symphony ... d-Symphony
By Sketchy Sounds
What's it like to live in Canterlot, home of the princesses, assorted renowned celebrities and sophisticated ponies? Well, it all comes down to who you are, really - and if you happen to be a fairly ordinary earth pony, you can get on with life quite easily with few distractions.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. This is a slice-of-life romantic comedy centered around Octavia as she becomes friends with a group of OC ponies, who are among the best written OCs I've ever read in a MLP: FiM fic; the character interactions are great to read, and these ponies real like real people that I'd like to hang out with. Definitely worth a look.

Sleep Tight, My Love ... 2C-My-Love
By Swirls
Spike goes over his thoughts and feelings as he spends time with his sickly love in her final moments.
Recommended by RK_Striker_JK_5. Damn these feels...

Smoke And Mirrors
By TeaPartyCannon
After the disastrous invasion of Canterlot, an injured changeling wakes up near a small cottage and is quickly discovered by two of the last ponies she ever wanted to see. Now, with the help of her new "friends," she has to remain undetected in a town high on changeling hysteria that would not hesitate to throw her in the Canterlot dungeons should her true nature be revealed.
Simple, right?
Too bad she couldn't have picked a worse form to stay inconspicuous...
Recommended by Richardson. Also known as: Oh crap, Chryssie is planning an invasion of Ponyville and has turned Applejack into a partial Changeling (yeah, in Soviet Apple Acres, Podded Pony bucked You!).
This is on top of the Changelings being corrupted Flutterponies as long thought, and two changeling semi-outcasts teaming up from their respective EoH hosts knowing that bad things are about to happen. And planning an assault to save Carrot Top after she was completely converted (and being forcibly brainwashed). In short: OhcrapOhcrapOhcrapOhcrapOhcrap.

Smooth Sailing
By Pascoite
Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash treat their friends to a day cruise that they won. Everything goes swimmingly, ship-shape, or whatever other nautical pun you prefer. Of course, everything in Equestria always does.
Recommended by ThePulse. Just a fun little drabble about the Mane 6 enjoying a cruise. Highlights include the amazing duo of Twilight and Rainbow (those two really do need to bro it up more in fanfics. Seriously), Pinkie the Pirate, Rarity blowing chunks everywhere, and Mitt Applejackney's off-shore tax exemption account.

By Jordanis
After the royal wedding is concluded and everyone is sent home, Celestia sequesters herself to brood over her failure. It's up to Luna and, eventually, Twilight to break her out of her funk.
A delicious blend of alcohol and goading.
The story, or the writing of it?
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

So Be It
By device heretic
Her beauty, sullied; her wisdom, corrupt; my love for her, violated. But still I answer...
Summoned to the palace in the dead of night, Twilight takes up a burden that even her generous, loving soul may not be able to handle...
Humanized Twilight/Tyrant!Celestia.
Mentioned by Parley. They're mediorce fics at best that gained popularity on the premise of sex. They have the depth of a plastic swimming pool and a story out of a cheap porno. The idea of Molestia is almost universally terrible. The fic, So Be It, made by device heretic, leans on the idea slightly. It's more of the basis where Celestia and Twilight use each other for support, but it's written in a way that involves Tyrant Celestia and a disenchanted, almost abused Twilight. It's a lot more psychological, so it might be what you want. The sex is light lime at best, but I'm not going to give the watchdogs any reason to complain and link. [NOTE: What Parley said.]

Something To Remember Me By ... mber-me-by
By ChaoticHarmony
Everything must end eventually. Ponies will drift apart as they grow, each of them pulled down a separate path of life. For some, it's a paved road lined with bright lights and jeweled sunshine. For others, it is merely a simple trail with only the light of the stars, sun, and moon to guide them.
Recommended by GlaringThoughts.

Sometimes A Popsicle Is Just A Popsicle ... a-popsicle
By Lurks-no-More
Princess Celestia will at last get a taste of Twilight Sparkle. No, not in that way! The whole Elemental Harmony Squad is involved... no, still not in that way!
Popsicles will be prominently involved... and again, not in a naughty way. The only naughty pony here is Luna.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. A bit of a funny one...

So What'll It Be, Dashie? ... -Dashie%3F
By Arbarano
Every week or so, Rarity gathers all of her friends for a little get-together at her boutique. Or at a cafe. Or in Sugarcube Corner. Anywhere that serves tea or tea can be brought in.
And every time, as soon as their conversation steers towards that most intimate of topics, Rainbow Dash falls silent.
Recommended by schpeelah.

Spanner In The Works ... -the-Works
By RK_Striker_JK_5
Trapped in stone, Discord recruits former enemies of the Mane Six to free him, but Trixie takes it upon herself to stop the God of Chaos and his band from within.
Mentioned by RK_Striker_JK_5.

Starlight Over Detrot: A Noir Tale ... -tale.html
By CEO Kasen & Chessie the Cat
Monster attacks. Crime. Illegal hallucinogens made from electric fruit.
They say things didn't use to be like this. They say things were different, before Luna came back 60 years ago, but Detective Hard "Hardy" Boiled of the Detrot Police Department has never known any world other than that demarcated by the seedy streets of his beloved decaying metropolis; a world in which the coroners sing and dance, surveillance bugs have personality disorders, and the Chief of Police is a scarier entity than most of the eldritch things the city attracts.
The grey unicorn who turned up dead outside the posh High Step Hotel seemed like just another case, but her missing horn is just the pointy tip of a very large and nasty iceberg. It's up to Hardy and his friends - a rejected monster hunter, a psychic cab driver, and an underground antiques heir - to find out what’s going on in an investigation that promises to turn Detrot upside-down and inside-out.
Especially if Hardy has anything to say about it.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. Interesting OCs, great world-building, highly recommended.

By xTSGx
Sometimes, all we need are a few stats to shed some light on a subject.
Recommended by blake0831 & schpeelah. Here's a unique one.

Steel Soul
By Masterweaver
An accident reveals a secret that nopony ever knew....
Recommended by Baladar & Dalek Ix. Sweetie Bot is best pony! is sad though...

Stone Cold
By Midnight_Quill
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.
Recommended by r0b0panda. If it hasn't been recommended, it's an... odd take on humans in Equestria.

Study Break
By Geomancing
Twilight Sparkle takes a moment from her studies at the School for Gifted Unicorns to get a late lunch. Finding herself in a strange part of the school grounds, an apple tree and its odd fruit tempts her appetite.
Recommended by blake0831. Here's a funny oneshot.

Sun And Stars
By sparkfyre
Every five thousand years, history is changed.
Celestia and Luna are dying, and they must choose two ponies who have what it takes to succeed them as the Princesses of the Day and Night.
Now, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are thrown into the world of royalty; from shoving around clouds and studying magic to leading an entire country with two days' experience.
How long can everything last before it falls to pieces?
Unrecommended by Richardson. Giving an at least temporary 'stay away' unrec for 'Sun and Stars', because the author has decided to go full on grim-derp with random Discord appearing and locking Twilight and Dash completely powerless in teeny orbs and taking over everything with no visible way for the two of them to recover.

Sunny Skies All Day Long ... l-Day-Long
By PhantomFox
Princess Celestia tires of constantly being surrounded by decorum, deference, and formality, and decides to take a day off from being Princess. But visiting Ponyville incognito is harder than she expects. Will she be able to fit in and make friends without blowing her cover?
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Well will you look at that. An old favorite, Sunny Skies All Day Long has been posted on FiMFiction. And it has fanart!

That Shrinking Feeling ... ng-Feeling
By Professor_Blue
When some friends decide to go hunt butterflies, what harm could there possibly be in experimenting with a little magic?
Recommended by blake0831. Just started, but not bad. It has a 'Honey, I shrunk the kids' feel to it.

The Ambassador's Son ... or%27s-Son
A noble earth-pony family, fallen somewhat on hard times, is killed in a mining accident. They leave behind a single male heir, who is in sore need of a guardian, and of protection. Celestia takes the young pony under her wing and delivers him not to ponies - not earth, unicorn or pegasus - but to a dragon, an ambassador, an old friend of hers.
Playing a game which may just be deadly to the uninformed, the dragon decides that the one path open to him to ensure the safety of his charge and to carry out his sworn duty, is to adopt.
The Ambassador's Son II King Of Diamonds
Lord Sapphire lays dead and Tacksworn is in ruins, but Chiphoof Irontail has come home to his adoptive father, Sharptooth the dragon. Amidst the destruction and chaos, the community and the circles of friendship within must rise again to face an uncertain future. The young scion of the Diamond Expanse Clan must now face his greatest threat as the forces of war build to a crescendo. With his friends by his side, together they will uncover forbidden mysteries and face off against ancient powers that have lain dormant for centuries.
By midnightshadow
Recommended by Wetapunga & elemenster. This is the best MLP fanfic ive read in months, definitly worth the read for all the development it puts into dragonic culture and worldbuilding. A lot of potential.

The Audience
By RealityCheck
Originally something of a short writing exercise. This Human In Equestria story skipped over a lot of the common events and went straight for the meat of the story--- the brony's first audience with Celestia. However, it gained a life of its own and developed-- gasp!--- a plot!
Recommended by Narf the Mouse. The Audience has updated (Chapter 17). Who here thinks that he did not, in fact, factually lie on a certain part of his application, whatever he, himsef, thinks?

The Battle Of Fort Book ... -Fort-Book
By PinkamenaPiePrincess
Twilight Sparkle's imagination as a child was unbelievable, probably due to all those books. Which also make up the amazing Fort Book, Twilightopia's first stronghold against the country of Armor! With the help of Captain Smartypants and Private Cadence, General Twilight defends her fort against her brother's advancing army of one!
A tale of Twi's childhood told from her point of view.
Recommended by Harry Leferts & r0b0panda. I can literally see Twilight doing this with Cadence and her brother.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds ... ble-Worlds
By McPoodle
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.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Voltaire in Equestria. Holy shit.

The Blueblood Chronicles ... chronicles
By Rune Soldier Dan
Blueblood just wants to run his charity and be left alone, but High Society - and starry-eyed mares - have other plans.
He's not a good stallion, but maybe he's a better one than even he would guess. Now if only he'd stop being so cynical...
Recommended by Leoric. Its a story about Blueblood done in mostly diary form with sequences of normal story inbetwen. And this is one of those Bluebloods that acts like a git to get rid of gold diggers. The novelty comes from Blueblood actuly being part of a charity organization aswell as being somewhat socialy inept when it comes to mares... And its seriously tilting towards being the wierdest pairing ive seen in this particular fandom yet since it would apear to be a Derpy/Blueblood shipping fic. Amusing both because of the unique pairing aswell as being a decently written story.

The Changeling Queen ... ling-Queen
By Wanderer D
Chrysalis is dying, and with her, the last of the Changeling race... but there might be a way to avoid extinction.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

The Conversion Bureau: Anomaly ... 3A-Anomaly
By Chaotic Dreams
When alternate universe versions of Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken living the high-tech future of a dying Earth become the victims of a raid by the Ponification for Earth's Rebirth group, their lives will never be the same. The lives of everybody and everypony else in both Equestria and Earth will be forever changed as well as Lauren, Craig, and a mysterious newcomer join the Mane Six in both trying to fit into a new life they didn't choose and discovering an ancient conspiracy that holds the truth behind The Conversion Bureaus and everything connected to them. What started with an anomaly will end with a revelation that could very well destroy both worlds.
(Seperate from The Animation Bureau alternate universe)
Recommended by Dalek Ix. First of all, we have Alt!Lauren Faust as an alicorn and Alt!Craig McCracken as a draconequus.

The Conversion Bureau: Brand New Universe 7 Mankind Triumphant! ... Triumphant
By Chatoyance
Mentioned by Vulpine Fury. That said, she DID write a series of TCB Alterverses, including one where Celestia's severed head is in a lead lined box and the top 2 percent of Humanity lord it over converted earth ponies.

The Conversion Bureau: Not Alone
By Starman Ghost
Story is marked Mature for gore in the chapter, "The Battle of South Africa." If you don't like blood and guts, you should skip that one, it won't break up the flow of the story much.
I believe in my whole the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability … and goodness … .of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth, that we always make it just by the skin of our teeth — but that we will always make it … survive … endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes, will endure.
-Robert A. Heinlein
A TCB story about the hope for human survival and peaceful coexistence. Told piecemeal through newscasts, articles, forum posts, and short snippets of prose.
Mentioned by Cody Fett. On that note, some random bloke going by the allies of Starman Ghost just started posting a TCB fic that features a very "rar-rar fight the power, with weapons!" description. Not Alone.

The Conversion Bureau: The First Year ... first-year
By Cloudhammer
It can be said the multiverse is a series of rivers, each one its own reality, all flowing infinitely close to each other, but never touching. When one river receives a sudden influx of energy and overflows its banks, touching another reality in the process, two species must come to terms with their sudden awareness of the other. And as the deeper ramifications of their meeting become apparent, both species must make a choice as one.
While this is a direct sequel to In Duty's Name, it is not required to read it. It is recommended, as it will help you get to know everypony better :)
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. In this version of the Conversion Bureau the Ponies didn't create the dome intentionally and the conversion serum was only created as a last resort after all other means to get humans to survive contact with magic failed.

The Diary Of John, The Least Interesting Stallion In Equestria ... -Equestria
By SteeveLee
Oh, wow. Another OC story. How original.
This is the diary of John, a very bland stallion whose exciting days consist of laundry detergent, tea bags, and toothpaste. From finding lucky coins, to deciding between toilet paper and bath soap, it's almost impossible to tell what will this reckless, out-of-control soul do next.
Recommended by Guardian Box. It's better than it sounds. Also, to make it sound more interesting to read since you may not be convinced yet, in chapter 10, a wild Mary Sue appears, becomes main antagonist for John as she tries to woo him. Problem is, he's too boring for her Mary Sue powers to work on him.

The Elements Of Discord ... of-Discord
By midnightshadow
When a freak and powerful storm rolls in from the Everfree, strange events are set in motion. Reports of bizarre creatures, odd ponies and wild magic abound.
The Bearers of the Elements of Harmony must face down their enemies, fight for their world and face their fears. Some of the bearers must face even more than that, and face them alone. Read now as ancient secrets are unveiled, powers thought lost are unearthed and powerful despots seek to rule with an iron hoof.
Mentioned by ThePulse. Ever wonder what a halfway decent Elements of Discord team that isn't from that clusterfuck known as Elements of Discord would be like?

The Equestrian Spring ... ian-Spring
By Chocolate Milk
Nine months was all it took for one earth pony to put Princess Celestia on the defensive. A fledgling protest movement and its wily leader have risen to challenge both her and Luna's age-old rule. And though Celestia harbors many doubts about her adversary’s true motivations, she can't shake the feeling that her own frantic strategy to restore order just might be proving the protesters’ point. As she and a devoted Royal Guardspony race to tamp down the flames from Just Cause’s torch, the princess will discover firsthoof what happens when her sister’s regrets and resentments are set free, when the loyalty of Equestria’s bravest is pushed to its limits, and when a few ponies’ genuine fears are ignored for just a moment too long. Featured on Equestria Daily!
Recommended by Darth Invictus. It's a really well done look at what could happen if ponies started to object to what is essentially an absolute dictaotrship/autocratic monarchy

The Fires Of Friendship ... Friendship
By Ponydora Prancypants
Rarity and Applejack share a secret history: as fillies, they were the best of friends, until one terrible day soured their relationship for years to come. Forced back together by recent events and mutual friendships, they nevertheless cannot ignore the painful memories of all that went wrong. The past cannot be changed, but when Rarity and Applejack must work together to save their sisters from terrible danger, it just may be the case that a friendship once broken can be reforged in fire, and emerge from the flames stronger than ever before.
Recommended by blake0831.

The Flight Of The Alicorn ... he-Alicorn
Also ... he-Alicorn
By Ponydora Prancypants ... rancypants
Rarity must uncover a conspiracy in order to prevent a war that threatens to consume ponies and griffons alike. The greatest challenge? Doing so alongside Prince Blueblood.
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 227,692 - Reviews: 17 - Updated: 10-14-12 - Published: 1-10-12 - Rarity & Prince Blueblood - Complete
Recommended by Cap'n Chryssalid. The story, characterization and worldbuilding are top notch. I'm not sure if it has a tvtropes page, but it certainly should.

The Foal In The Basket ... The-Basket
By PonyBlue
In a moment of weakness, Chrysalis had more than a taste of Shining Armour's love. 11 months later, Twilight Sparkle finds herself a brand new niece by way of 'A small foal in a basket on my door step'.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon & schpeelah.

The God Particle
By EquZephyr
Dr. James Peterson is a young workaholic scientist--World renowned as one of the brightest young minds in the field of high energy particle physics research. Until one day, an accident with a particle accelerator leaves him in a strange new world. Now he must learn to live in a world where nothing is at it seems, and where magic often defies science. A world where magic is not only possible, but where the survival of all living beings depends on it. A world where survival of all life will be threatened and tested like never before.
Recommended by Kaotix. I still like The God Particle. The creepy authoritarian tones as you describe it I thought have been toned done a bit in the last few chapters. Although Luna still freaks him out a bit, James has mellowed somewhat in that respect which in turn has started worrying Twilight.

The Incredibly Dense Mind Of Rainbow Dash ... inbow-Dash
By Chengar Qordath
Rainbow Dash struggles to figure out why Pinkie Pie keeps acting weird, and seems so happy about spending Hearts and Hooves with hanging out with her, while also puzzling over the fact that Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth seem to be going out of their way to help the two of them enjoy the day.
Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth need to have their own tags, because they're awesome characters who deserve to have more stories written about them.
Recommended by roots lord. Rainbow Dash and Pinkie are hilarious in that One-shot and the author write really well Rainbow Dash thought process.

The Jewellery Box
By determamfidd
In the dark,six voices dwindle. They drift, forgetting life and love and hope, eaten away by time and void.
And then, suddenly, there was colour.
Recommended by Madfish.

The Last Tears In Tartarus ... n-Tartarus
By shortskirtsandexplosions
Ten years after the Gates of Tartarus broke, leading to the downfall of Equestrian civilization, one pony struggles alone in a city run by creatures of the underworld. Number Eighty-Three is a slave who must endure endless labor for the right to keep his own limbs. All his torturous life, he's pursued one impossible dream. Today, he meets a stranger who will change his existence forever.
Recommended by Candid Opinion. Hey everyone, I found this one story that is absolutely amazing! Read it and experience the warm fuzzy feelings.

The Legend Of Mare-Do-Well ... re-Do-Well
Who knows what disaster is about to strike Ponyville and its innocent citizens? Who strikes fear in the heart of evildoers who bring harm to the quaint quirky town? The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well knows...
When Pinkie Pie decides to remain the sole Mare-Do-Well, her choice ends up having both positive and negative repercussions for herself and for her town. An ongoing series about her challenges in keeping both her regular life as well as her hero alter ego.
Recommended by JadeCriminal. Premise is simple. Pinkie Pie decided Mare do Well is still needed. Actual plot ensues.

The Legend Of The Brony ... -the-Brony
By Alpha Scorpii
Another stupid story of mine. This one isn't even funny. I'm sorry.
Synopsis: In one of Pinkie's parties, Rainbow Dash tells the story of a strange mytical monster which is said to wander around Ponyville, haunting ponies when they are all alone. Twilight, of course, doesn't believe a word.
Recommended by elemenster. a funny little short story that has intresting potenial

The Life And Times Of A Winning Pony ... nning-Pony
By Chengar Qordath
Cloud Kicker might just have the wildest life of any pony in Equestria. Marvel at the insanity that is her life, and laugh at the suffering of her poor beleaguered best friend, Blossomforth.
Recommended by schpeelah.

The Life And Times Of Nightmare Moon ... tmare-Moon
By RainbowDoubleDash
It has taken a thousand years of hard work, but at last the four most powerful of the Star Beasts - Draco, Cetus, Cygnus, and Scorpio - have freed Princess Luna from her unfair imprisonment and millennial slumber upon the moon.
Now, she will have her revenge! ...after five more minutes of snoozing. Maybe a little more.
Recommended by schpeelah. The Life and Times of Nightmare Moon, a comedic retelling of the Season 1 opening by the same author is also quite funny, too bad it's only 4,197 words long right now.

The Literary Appeal ... ary-Appeal
By HiddenBrony
Twilight Sparkle thinks that Cheerilee would provide a very interesting partner... to talk to... about literature. Nothing else. Right?
Recommended by schpeelah. And I don't think it's been recced here before: The Literary Appeal, a quite good Cheerilight romantic comedy. Right now on chapter 5 and Twilight is drunk and hilarious.

The Lunaverse ... &group=760
Welcome to the Largest Collaborative Universe on The Lunaverse!
1,000 years ago, Princess Celestia, who governed the day, grew power-hungry and wrathful, becoming the evil mare of fire and hate: Corona, the Tyrant Sun. She had to be sealed away by her younger sister, Princess Luna, who has reigned alone over the land of Equestria for a millennium. Now, however, Corona has retuned, and it is up to Princess Luna's student, Trixie, and five other mares of extraordinary character - Raindrops, Lyra Heartstrings, Carrot Top, Ditzy Doo, and Cheerilee - to stop her machinations....
Recommended by Angelform & Erik Tiber. Haven’t read through the whole thing yet and the multiple authors will doubtless give the usual benefits and drawbacks but it is worth a look.

The Mailmare
By theamberfox
It was supposed to be boring. The Annual Magic Users Convention is the one event of the year that recognizes all the accomplishments that unicorns, alicorns and other magic users have made. It's usually a night of long-winded speeches, mind-numbing presentations and unappetizing food. But when a certain mailmare finds two tickets to the convention addressed to her house, she decides that it is not only her privilege, but her duty to attend. And after suitably preparing herself for the occasion, she changes what is usually a boring night into one of the wildest and most bizarre experiences in a thousand years.
Recommended by Darth Invictus. A food dictator, Celestia drunk out of her skull and Billy Mays all star.

The Many Secret Origins Of Scootaloo ... -Scootaloo
By defender2222
Who is Scootaloo? Everypony knows about her present, but when it comes to her past there are as many different answers as there are questions.
Is she the love child of two star-crossed lovers? The last hope for the future? The child of a broken home? A mysterious figure fighting a war no pony knows about? Or is it something else entirely? Is she even a pony at all?
Twilight Sparkle decides to ask everypony in Ponyville and find out about Scootaloo...and the stories, rumors and gossip she gets will leave her wondering how the truth can ever compete with fiction.
Recommended by Chojomeka. So far only one chapter but I thought it was amusing and reminds why small town rumors can be some of the worst.

The Mare At The End Of The World ... -the-World
By Rytel
With her knowledge of time spells enabling Twilight Sparkle to travel into the far future of Equestria, she contemplates all she has seen, and reveals the true reason for her journey.
Recommended by Denoel Muerta. The Fic my not be great, but the ending is worth reading it.

The Mentally Advanced Series ... 9F1D59ACD9
By FiMFlamFilosophy
This is the Mentally Advanced series for My Little Pony: FiM. It is designed for an audience of older kids who may or not be kids at all, but rather strange folks who meet in abandoned mines to supe up Power Wheels for racing events.
Mentioned by schpeelah.

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My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5d

The Perfect Night Sky ... -Night-Sky
By Twilight_Crow
It seems as if Twilight Sparkle knows all there is about the night sky. During a fateful astronomy exam, however, she learns that sometimes the most amazing things to learn come from her teachers, and not from a star chart.
This is a little tribute to my 3 favorite Ponies and to all the team of MLP:FIM, those guys totally rule.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

The Powers Of Harmony ... of-harmony
By CyborgSamurai
Half the power of the Elements of Harmony is transferred to the Bearers during the battle against Nightmare Moon. Celestia discovers this, but withholds the information. The Mane Six continue their lives, unawares.
Two months later, Celestia sends thirteen members of the Royal Guard to monitor the Bearers as they manifest and develop their new abilities. However, the members of the Guard aren't what they seem, for they carry a secret of their own.
Recommended by elemenster. it is a decent read i just finished it myself
Unrecommended by schpeelah. Read 11 chapters because I'm slow on the uptake when it comes to bad fiction without serious WTF moments, and I can tell you this: it's a waste of time. It's not terrible by any means, just passable and not worth your time. It was 11 chapters of decent if unexciting slice of life plus exposition about superpowers.

The Purple Mare
By The Descendant
Equestria has fallen, and life for the ponies and those who they had protected becomes one of hardship as the land loses its magic.
Yet, there are rumors of a vicious pirate, the Purple Mare, and all she is doing to liberate the land. Outside the city of Port-au-Prance that mare, Twilight, waits as a familiar ship approaches...
Recommended by schpeelah. Equestria has been conquered, the Princesses killed, magic itself is dying and Twilight is a pirate. Grim, dark, well written. Complete. 18,464 words total.

The Rainbow Factory? ... Factory%3F
By Just Horsing Around
After Rainbow Dash succumbs to a terrible accident, Twilight Sparkle and her remaining friends gather for the funeral. But who is the strangely-familiar Pegasus pony standing in the doorway? Who are the two Ponies in Black who accompany her? And how does this relate to Cloudsdale's mysterious Rainbow Factory?
Twilight finds the answers are stranger - and more literal - than she could possibly have imagined!
Recommended by Dalek Ix. No, it's not based on the one with the inexplicably evil Dashie.

The Saga Of Dark Demon King Ravenblood Nightblade, Interior Design Alicorn ... gn-Alicorn
By Bad Horse
Should the incredibly powerful and sexy new alicorn Dark Demon King Ravenblood Nightblade pursue his destiny as savior of Equestria, or interior design?
BASED ON AN ORIGINAL CHARACTER BY DEVICE HERETIC!!! This is my first alicron Mary Sue self-insert fic, so plz b nice. Maybe Ill write moar if ppl like it
Mentioned by Bad Horse.

These City Walls
By KitsuneRisu
A strange series of occurances are plaguing the fine city of Canterlot, as one by one, a pony of vengeance strikes seemingly random ponies down in their prime. As the locals try to contain the situation, they find that it soon slips out of their hooves as they discover that this one simple pony might not be as simple as was originally thought. Once Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia gets involved, can everyone work together to bring down this threat that threathens to ruin the very core of Canterlot? These City Walls is an exploratory tale about character, relationships, mystery, and the very old, ancient powers that be. And once five innocent ponies get tied up in the lives of each other, a struggle begins to keep the entire city safe for future generations.
Recommended by Felix3D. Mystery and Intrigue with a cast of OC's, but done pretty well. It's about murders in Canterlot, and the way the characters react and play off of one another is very interesting. I don't like how slow it seems to be going on with the plot, but it is a very good read.

The Ship-Off
By TheBrianJ
What makes a good story? Is it delicate prose and captivating description, as Twilight Sparkle claims, or is it non-stop action and entertainment, as Rainbow Dash has been arguing? With a stalemate between them, they decide there's only one way to settle this once and for all - a write-off!
Recommended by blake0831. Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash got into an argument over what makes a good story. Unable to settle the argument, they decided to have a writing competition, to write a story based on a randomly selected theme. The theme? Romance.

The Sisters Doo
By Ponky
Daring Do seeks a favor from her sister in Ponyville. Due to buried grudges, things quickly get out of hoof. She soon finds herself on her most perilous mission yet... with her biggest fan in the world. In the midst of truth and lies, loyalty and treachery, love and hate, one thing is clear - some family situations are stranger than fiction.
Recommended by schpeelah.

The Talon Alternative ... ve.220649/
By GBscientist ... ist.64420/
WARNING: I know that many fans of MLP around here vehemently hate stories based in 'The Conversion Bureau' universe. This is my attempt to shift things away from the massive pony-wank in those stories. I would appreciate constructive criticism of my writing, but replies that are simple denunciations of TCB stories are not welcome.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Okay, what kind of TCB fic would be recced here? Besides The Talon Alternative by GB scientist?

The Thousand Year Urge ... -Year-Urge
By sieurin
Her exile has left Princess Luna with certain urges. She asks her big sister for advice, but Celestia is deep in a crossword puzzle.
Rated Teen for talking about adult thingies. No actual shipping involved. May contain some Trollestia.
Recommended by Khaos. Luna, failing so hard at being normal. :p And yes, it is SFW, the punchline is pure gold.

The Three Sisters
Shining Armor and Cadence's spell reveals something completely unexpected as it expels Chrysalis and her changelings out of Canterlot: A secret kept from everypony for several years...
The Three Sisters: Extended Family ... ded-family
Choosing whether or not to visit Chrysalis has been bugging Rarity for a week since receiving an invitation to do so. But there seems to be trouble brewing in the Hive and Rarity now has little time to act. Either way, her family's future rests in her hooves.
By Wanderer D
Recommended by schpeelah & Madfish.

The Twilight Hours ... ight-Hours
By Bronius Maximus
Applejack's got a secret she'd kept hidden for many years. Nopony would ever have guessed what she and Twilight were up to in the library late at night, once Spike had gone to sleep. That is, until a jealous Rainbow Dash decided it was her business to find out just what in the hay was going on.
Recommended by Baladar. The first chapter of The Twilight Hours has drawn my attention, mainly because the premise clicks in your head as you read it. The following chapters could be good.

The Twilight Years ... ight-Years
By Kendrick
Originally a letter written by a retired Celestia talking about her adjustment to living life as her former protege. It has since grown into a regular story exploring the changing roles of everypony in the new lives they lead.
Recommended by Richardson. Interesting take on the concept of Celestia stepping down. Sort of a 'Dread Pirate Roberts'ey kind. Better than most.

The Unexpected Love Life Of Dusk Shine ... Dusk-Shine
By meme-asaurus
Twilight Sparkle was never born. As a mare, anyway. Instead, this story stars the young colt Dusk Shine, personal protege of Celestia, asocial bookworm, and (unknownst to him) super-cute pretty boy.
When Celestia sends Dusk Shine to Ponyville, all he wants to do is prepare for Nightmare Moon's return. But when five certain mares each develop a massive crush on Dusk, he'll have more on his plate than Twilight ever did. (No clop scenes, I Pinkie Promise)
Recommended by K9Thefirst1. In s nutshell: FiM as a Harem Comedy.

The Way It Was Meant To Be Played ... -be-played
By TheBandBrony
Octavia wakes up one morning to find that she can’t play any of her instruments at all -- It’s almost like her cello wasn’t meant to be played with hooves in the first place! Together with Vinyl Scratch they must figure out what the hay is going on around here.
Or maybe they’ll just end up breaking Octavia's cello.
Recommended by ThePulse. Vinyl Scratch's good friend Octavia has a problem. It seems that she has forgotten how to play her prized cello. Well, forgotten isn't quite the right word. It's more like she just now realized that her hooves be able to play it the right way. And now they can't. She's not crazy, right? Or maybe she is. Something is telling Vinyl that she won't like the consequences if it turns out that her friend isn't losing it.

This Great Divide
By Einsieg
Ponies love order and predictability. They feel comfortable in a position of control over nature, weather, magic and the movement of the sky. Change is frightening. Perfection is paramount. When ponies begin to feel like they are losing control of these things and perfection is slipping out of their hooves, they look for something to blame. They are certain it can only be some malicious force of evil. Little do they know, their unwitting culprits will come falling right out of the sky. What ensues is a long and perilous struggle to reconcile the conflicting views and beliefs of two very different civilizations.
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

This Isn't My House! ... y-House%21
By treg388
What happens when you discover that your most private of sanctuaries is no longer there? Two beings, one man and one pony, learn just that when they find that their bathrooms are no longer their own. How do these beings handle this strange occurrence and will they let it get in their way?
Since This isn't my bathroom! did so well and I was told by many to do more, I have transformed this into a short series where one poor man will be subjected to more room swaps than should ever happen. Yes, the first addition to the bathroom is the kitchen..
Recommended by Denoel Muerta.

This Platinum Crown ... inum-Crown
By Capn_Chryssalid
After the time-looped events of The Best Night Ever, Rarity's relationship with Prince Blueblood seemed to be a fairy tale come true. However, her dreams and future position quickly earn her the attention of powerful enemies. Only one mare can bear the Platinum Crown of the Duchy of Canterlot and be heiress to its secrets and magics. The future of Equestria may well depend on that one mare being Rarity Belle.
Recommended by Cody Fett.

Tinker, Tanner, Hunter, Spy ... hunter-spy
By Shamus_Aran
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?
Recommended by Toon Warrior.

Tiny Wings
By DeadParrot222
Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true?
At the very least, she can always follow in the hoofsteps of her hero, right?
Recommended by blake0831. Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo centric. A story of following your dreams. A very good read.

By Biochi
The world was created by the old gods, the dragonequi. Their children, the new gods, overthrew them and created the world as we know it in the process. Only the gods know this history and the secret is well kept. During the Royal Wedding an act of kindness starts a chain of events that will lead to the discovery of this secret. Author's tags: dramedy, intrigue, mystery, Equestrian mythology, and a pinch of TwiLuna.
Recommended by sopchoppy. It's an interesting concept and has pretty decent writing so far. If it has been rec'd before and I didn't see it I apologize.

To Make Old Friends ... ld-friends
By Incidental Pegasus No. 5 ... %20No.%205
It started out as an ordinary day for Fluttershy – waking up in her house in Cloudsdale and going to work managing the weather for Ponyville alongside her best friend Cloud Kicker. However, she finds herself troubled by feelings she can't explain, feelings that something serious is wrong. When she starts having visions of a strange life with strange ponies, she's determined to find them and find out what's going on. But how can such a timid pony convince others of what she isn't sure of herself?
Recommended by Questiondeca. To Make Old Friends has also updated, where Fluttershy, head of the Ponyville Weather Team, starts having debilitating bouts of Memory... specifically of Canon Fluttershy's Memory.

Touched By An Angel With Carrot ... ith-carrot
By Stainless Steel Fox
In the wake of a certain Gala, a certain rabbit decides to explain a few things to the animals of the Royal gardens. Rated K for violence and root vegetables.
My Little Pony - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,689 - Reviews: 20 - Published: 5-21-11
Recommended by Madfish. I don't think this has a rec despite being an oldie.

Tough Love: Luna VS Celestia ... .-Celestia
By Aegis Shield
After her complete defeat at the royal wedding, Celestia's ego is shattered. Luna promises to whip her sister back into shape, because it'll take far more than a few laps around the palace to put a grown alicorn at the top of her game. But, with Celestia coming home each day with a new set of bruises and a slightly more forward royal attitude, her subjects begin to fear her more than love her. Is Luna's special training turning her into a monster, or is it all according to some greater plan? It's time for some tough love!
(Warning: Dark tag for some Celestia abuse.)
Recommended by Richardson. Luna's not going to say she's enjoying the heck out of giving Celestia Training From Hell. But she's enjoying the heck out of giving Celestia Training From Hell.

Trains, Carriages And Airships ... d-Airships
By JohnPerry
If necessity is the mother of all invention, then assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. And there's no worse time to be making assumptions than when you're traveling - especially when what should have been a simple overnight ride turns into a three day trip from hell.
Mentioned by schpeelah.

Treasure In The West ... n-the-West
By DiveBomb
When an unexpected heat wave scorches Appleloosa, Braeburn finds himself unable to save his family's apple orchard. That is, until he meets a certain pony whom he thought to be fictitious. The mare tells him of a treasure that is said to be buried in the town of Dodge Junction, and asks for his assistance in finding it. Will the tales of Cunning the Colt's treasure prove to be true, or were they simply folktale?
Recommended by Felix3D. A really fun and well written western fic, but with elements of Indiana Jones thrown in. I love the depth of character, and the way dialogue flows. It's a very fun ride, and with Braeburn as one of the MC's, it's a refreshing take on a place not covered very much in the FiM main series.

By ArguingPizza
The test had gone well. Twilight was happy, the researchers were happy, Celestia was happy. Everything in the world seemed to have fallen into place......until Celestia is given a dire warning.
Unrecommended by Richardson. Unreccing this for luddite idiocy. Preachy, stupid luddite idiocy.

True Harmony
By Omniscientearl
Celestia and Luna were not the original rulers of Equestria. What does this mean for Twilight? Explore the past and future of Equestria through the changes Twilight will experience.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

Turning Heart I Inner Cacophony
Time heals all wounds, but the scars and their poisons never fade. What happens when Discord's corruption never fades away from Fluttershy mind? Will she fall apart, or succumb to the darkness?
Multi ACT short story series.
Turning Heart II Fading Kindness
The second installment in the Turning Heart series, Fading Kindness, continues one month after the events of Inner Cacophony.
Fluttershy’s reintegration with society does not go as planned, prompting her to attend an assertiveness seminar. But when she becomes a whole new pony, what are the consequences? Will she fall to the darkness inside her, or triumph over it?
By HenryAnthonyCourtler
Recommended by Darth Invictus. The premise is Fluttershy having Flutterbitch stuck in her head after Discord was beaten, before she kept her in check, now the walls are falling, the fic takes place around the time of the Iron Will episode. It's pretty dark (but not needlessly so) and very gripping to see Fluttershy jump right past Flutterbitch and turn into Flutterdemon

Twi Hard 2: Twi Harder ... Twi-Harder
By Arcainum
Twilight is invited to become a member of the Minds, an elite intellectual organisation. But when Trixie crashes the ceremony with an army of changelings, Twilight is forced to take drastic action. Will she succeed and live free? Or will she have to... twi harder?
- Written for the League Of Extraordinary Gentlecolts MYSTERY ficswap, and originally posted by AestheticB for MYSTERIOUS reasons. Of MYSTERY.
Recommended by metalmachine. Everyone read this read this right now your life will be enriched by pure winawesome sauce.

Twilight And The Spartan Stallion ... n-Stallion
By Aegis Shield
Twilight Sparkle is visiting a museum on Greek and Roman artifacts, and accidentally damages a statue. When she uses a restoration spell on it, it releases the warpony trapped within, Spartan Shield! Having been turned to stone 1,002 years ago at the Battle of Moon's Apex where Nightmare Moon was defeated and sealed in the moon, the warrior is completely out of his element now. Watch as he tries to adjust to life in peaceful Equestria, and learn how he was turned to stone so long ago.
Recommended by elemenster. Twilight and the Spartan Stallion had me luaghing throught the majority of the story its a well written work about an anchient spartain expy/pony duplacate warior frozen in stone heres the summary

Twilight, Revised
By Vimbert the Unimpressive ... impressive
In a world where she sees from a distorted perspective, all Twilight Sparkle can do is cling to the one pony she knows will never let her down: her teacher, the princess... no matter which princess her addled brain tells her that is. Twilight's used to rewriting letters, but when she's the one being rewritten, she finds the sensation to be altogether different.
Recommended by AbyssalDaemon.

Twilight Rides A Snowboard ... -snowboard
By ScribbleStick
When Twilight decided to get out of the library for a day, she never imagined she'd end up speeding down a hill on a snowboard. Will she master the techniques she needs to survive this adventure, or will her wild ride end in disaster?
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Twilight Sparkle Makes Dubstep ... es-Dubstep
By P0nies
After hearing Vinyl Scratch play some Skrillex, she attempts to make her own 'music'.
Recommended by GlaringThoughts.

Twilight The Terrible ... e-Terrible
By RK_Striker_JK_5
During her entrance exam, Twilight's powers goes far out of control, leaving Celestia a shell of herself and Equestria in ruins. Now Nightmare Moon is free, but even she can't stop the Tyrant Filly. She flees through time and space, finding herself in an Equestria familiar to us but odd to her. Can the Mane Six help her stop a Twilight out of control?
Mentioned by RK_Striker_JK_5.

Twin Moon
By Little Solarflare
On the eve of Hearth's Warming Eve, as Luna raises the moon, she is visited once again by the very entity which drove her to madness. Resisting it's influence, Celestia and Luna hatch a plan to end this once and for all.
One which works too well with unforeseen consequences.
As the nightmare loses it's power, it plummets to the earth followed by an explosion of Power that the Royal Sisters know too well. However when they find the epicentre of the explosion they are shocked to see an Alicorn with no memory, and no name.
Yet the question remains. Why does it resemble Luna so much that they could be twins??
Follow the story as this unnamed Alicorn makes her presence into Equestria, for better or worse.
Recommended by Richardson. Twin Moon is a cute read, and I'd link it if I wasn't on my phone. NMM got fragmented, not destroyed and came back for another round just in time to get Batmare Gambit'd by Celestia into being right over the play when Twilight conjured up the old magic. Only to find out that the old magic actually changed the specter into a new young alicorn. Oops. And now her and Luna had the brilliant idea to hide her in the same town as the CMC's while they go deal with dragons. Applejack's horrified realization bakes a cake.

Under The Northern Lights ... ern-Lights
By sieurin
A diplomatic crisis arises between Equestria and the small, poor kingdom of Tarandroland, ancestral home of the reindeer. Celestia and Luna agree that it is time Luna takes a more active hand in foreign relations again, and Luna brings Twilight with her as someone she actually trusts and can talk to. But the mission turns out to be much more than political discussions - if scheming unicorn courtiers, unfriendly surly reindeer, bloodthirsty pirates, ancient sorcery and dangerous monsters weren't enough, our heroines must deal with something old - older than Luna. And is Luna really ready for diplomatic action, will Twilight learn to use a fan properly, and exactly how wrong are Spike's superhero comics about reindeer mythology?
Recommended by JadeCriminal.

Under Your Wings
By Askesalsa
Though Scootaloo normally appears to be a happy and lively little filly, every once in a while she reacts in a way that catches other ponies attention. Especially the ponies she spends the most time with, Rainbow Dash and her friends, seems to take notice of these little things.
When she finally reacts in a way that cannot be ignored, it is up to Rainbow Dash to find out what terrible secret Scootaloo is really hiding.
Recommended by Chojomeka. By Faust the feels this fic gave me nearly made me cry! Yes this is another Orphanloo fic being adopted by Rainbow Dash...with backstory!

Veil Of Thoughts
By Starwin
After an unknown accident Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash awake to find themselves sharing the same body! Now they must struggle to hold themselves together as their world is turned upside down. How long can two ponies exist in a single mind? It’s a race against time as they search for answers before it’s too late. When all is said and done, you’ll never look at Twilight Dash the same way again.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Part of you is part of me, in which RD and Twilight wake up in the same body. Interestingly, instead of having them take turns controlling their body, the author chose to have them control it simultaneously. Really interesting read.

Via Equestria
By CouchCrusader
Wishing to celebrate her sister's return to Equestria, Princess Celestia revives a competition long-forgotten to modern ponydom: a race over the kingdom's oldest road. Twilight Sparkle and her friends sign up to participate in what they think will be a fun diversion, but will their individual reasons for running breed cooperation or conflict?
Recommended by blake0831. Looks good, and off to a good start.

By Razorbeam
After Chrysalis failed to conquer Equestria, she was shamefully stripped of her title of "Queen of the Changelings".
Their people now leaderless, the Changeling race now finds itself in a unique situation. In the struggle for power, one Changeling seizes the attention of his people. Can he overcome his nature, and the nature of his people, to lead them into a better future?
Recommended by Narf the Mouse. Chrysalis didn't do so well. Maybe a different ruler will do better?

By Tayman
Immortality doesn't just mean losing every pony close to you. It also means watching the world crumble to dust.
Recommended by KiloJ. Be warned, it's a quite depressing story about what true immortality would entail for both Celestia and Luna and the resulting horrors it entails for both of them.

Want Me, Need Me, Love Me ... me-love-me
By criticalness
As Twilight Sparkle awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, she found she had been turned into a changeling.
How has she become a changeling? How will she adapt? How will her friends respond? And what new terrors will her metamorphosis bring?
Recommended by ThePulse. Anyone like Want Me, Need Me, Love Me so far? Because the second chapter is out, and by Silvertongue this is getting good.

By Sessalisk
How does Celestia know the things she knows? How does she relate to her "nieces" and "nephews"? What is friendship? What is harmony?
What is she.
Recommended by elemenster.

What If: Rarity From The Three Sisters Met With Chrysalis ... -chrysalis
By Wanderer D
What if... After "The Three Sisters" Rarity managed to find Chrysalis and talk to her?
A short one-shot, non-definitive sequel.
Recommended by Richardson & Sixpack. Interesting little one shot as an unofficial sequel to another story. And it seems Rarity figured a certain thing out. I can understand why she might be so quick to forgive, though.

What Is A Name?
By Key Tapper
I've spent the majority of my life tilling the desolate land in which I live. Every day, I wake up to move useless rocks from one location to another. This is an archaic line of work that my family has clung to for generations. It is a dull, grey existence.
Today, I have woken up in a strange room, lying in a bed that isn't mine. I'm surrounded by five mares whom I've never seen in my life. They claim to be my friends, and expect me to bring joy to the hearts of everypony.
Joy? I don't think I've ever experienced this for myself, so how am I supposed to thrust it upon others?
My name is Pinkamena Diane Pie, and I'm not sure what to make of this situation.
Recommended by Madfish.

What Princesses Need ... esses-Need
By Aegis Shield
Princess Luna's Lunar Stallions kidnap Twilight Sparkle when they see how lonely Luna is, and give her to the Princess as a gift. Nightmare Moon emerges from Princess Luna's psyche during the sleepover. The dark goddess would love nothing more than to have the beautiful mare all to herself, and the resulting chaos forces Celestia to call a psychologist to sort out Luna's multiple personalities.
Recommended by blake0831. An idle comment from a bored Princess Luna causes her rather 'eager to please' Night Guards to take some odd actions... Like kidnapping Twilight Sparkle right out of her bed.
Unrecommended by Richardson. Yeah, I can't defend it anymore. It just completely jumped the shark with how Luna/NMM so easily gave in to Deep Psyche. Hell, that she was willing to listen to him at all instead of leaving over his betrayal or something else. Completely un-reccing it.

When You're A Stranger ... a-Stranger
By Lynked
On her way to Cloudsdale, Rainbow Dash slams headfirst into a malfunctioning storm that grounds her hard. If that wasn't bad enough, the only help for miles comes in the form of a traveling boasting magician and her cart. But when this storm gone wrong turns out to be something more mischievous, these two find themselves in a strange new Equestria of finely dressed ponies and lavish inventions. And now, they need to find a way home, hopefully without strangling each other in the process.
Recommended by dan-heron. just starting but it seems interesting, if only because it stars Trixie and RD without having any of them being assholes, and still keeping close to their character

Where No Mare Has Gone Before ... one-before.
By Tobbzn
What would you do if you've gone where no mare has gone before, and have no idea how to get back?
Rainbow Dash found herself alone in a strange, magicless world governed by entirely different natural laws than Equestria, ruled by a race who thought themselves the only sentient species in the universe...
Recommended by Baladar. Rainbow Dash breaks the light barrier, winds up in a hospital at CERN, and flummoxes physicists. The chapters are short and has loads of human characters, but it seems alright so far.

By Warren Hutch
This story follows immediately on the heels of "Swarm of the Century"
The parasprites have been sent packing and Ponyville is in pieces.
Who is this nondescript stranger, and what might she have had to do with the disaster?
Recommended by blake0831. A Trixie redemption fic.

Who We Are
By kits
A letter from Celestia interrupts one of Pinkie's parties with disturbing news. Now friendships will be pushed to the limit as Twilight struggles to uncover which of her friends is not who, or even what, she appears to be.
(While not a romance, this does contain a shipped pair)
Recommended by blake0831 & Candid Opinion. A letter from Celestia reveals that one of the Mane6 may have been a changeling that had infiltrated a long time before the Canterlot Invasion attempt. How would they figure out which was the changeling? Do they want to? Does it matter? A good, heartwarming story.

Why Am I Pinkie Pie?! ... -Pie%3F%21
By Hoopy McGee
Okay, I don't know if anyone can hear this, or read this, or whatever, but I'm trying my best to use Pinkie Pie's legendary fourth-wall-breaking powers to try and get a message out.
If you can hear this, I need help. I'm in Equestria, and man, this is strange. But I'm also stuck in Pinkie Pie's body, for some reason.
Yes, it's just as weird as it sounds. And now, I need your help... because all the ponies in this town think I'm crazy!
Recommended by Toon Warrior. I'd really like to sing praises for this gem in order to entice you fine folks here at SB to read it, but I can't do this fic justice. This has become one of my all time favorite comedy MLP fics, right up there with Samus_Aran's Tinker, Tanner, Hunter Spy and Dawnscrolls' A Slice of Life and it's only been on Fimfiction for over a week. Read it now!

Wild, Sweet & Cool ... mp%3B-Cool
By Kwakerjak
After reading a book by Spitfire's personal trainer, Rainbow Dash decides that the best way to get closer to her ultimate goal of joining the Wonderbolts is to add strength training to her practices by having one of her friends ride her. However, when she decides that Twilight Sparkle is just the mare for the job, the pegasus gets a bit more than she bargained for.
Recommended by Madfish.

Winston The Atlas Beetle ... las-Beetle
By DMDeck16
Winston wakes up one fine day after a particular accident and finds himself in Equestria.
Shenanigans ensue.
A beetle-in-Equestria fic, and a parody of HiE with a different species altogether. Tags and characters will be added as the story progresses. NOTE: I do not claim Winston to be anatomically correct. But he is a beetle. Rated Teen for Minor Violence and Language
Recommended by elemenster. Winston the Atlas Beetle a dapper and funny BiE parodying both HiE and the dapper english gentleman stereotype

Winter Wrap-Up In Hell ... Up-In-Hell
By Blueshift
For millennia Satan has ruled over Hell with an iron fist, torturing the souls of the damned and preparing for the moment when he will unleash his evil over the Earth. But one day, something strange happens. One day he discovers the magic of friendship.
Will Satan be able to rebuild Hell in the spirit of love and tolerance? Or is Hell no place for ponies?
Mentioned by Blueshift. I've posted a new comedy fic, hopefully it's the sort of thing that'll go down well, people are liking it at the moment!

With Teeth
By TritiumAge00
In the year 2745, humanity's grasp of the sciences has advanced to an almost unfathomable level. Sub-space matter transfer technology grants almost instant access to countless worlds across thousands of light years. These advanced machines are not without their limits. The vast energies which constantly course through them put immense strain on their inner workings, and it is your job as a highly trained maintenance tech to fix what breaks. On your way to a typical repair job things take a turn for the decidedly weird, and you suddenly find yourself thrown into a world both familiar and alien. Will you ever learn the cause of your displacement, or will you be forever subject to the whims of this strange new world?
One thing does become quickly apparent. The citizens of your new home are frightened to learn of your species' carnivorous ancestry, the signs of which are made painfully obvious with every toothy grin. What's a pony to do when these ancient surges of primal fear sow a quickly growing seed of carnal need? A tumultuous avalanche of the deliciously devious awaits.
Recommended by elemenster. With Teeth its an HiE off to a good start so far.

Yes, Another Human In Equestria Fic ... estria-Fic
By Squeaker
Hold onto your hooves: It’s a fic about a girl who loves fics of people getting sucked into Equestria, who wishes she could be sucked into Equestria, who writes a fic about a girl who gets sucked into her own fic and lands in Equestria, and is sucked into Equestria; T’is written by a girl who writes fics who wishes she could be sucked into Equestria. IT’S FIC-CEPTION! I’m sorry. -_-
Recommended by Cody Fett. Hey, remember how I mentioned a humorous HiE fic where a fangirl gets sucked into Equestria and then knocked around, but then I couldn't remember the name? Found it.

You Do (Not) Belong
By 2dextreem
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.
Rated Teen just in case for occasional swearing. Please read the foreword first for context.
Recommended by Toon Warrior.

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Post by Murazor » 2013-07-25 01:22pm

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5e


Nineteen Neighty-Four ... eightyfour
By Blueshift
Can a utopian paradise that preaches love and tolerance really make ponies happy? Does contentment really lie in free universal healthcare and open government?
Twilight Sparkle is determined to resist this happy world on a matter of principle, and finds herself sneaking off with a mare called Trixie to hate and loathe each other in secret.
Will their hate-nest go undetected? Or will they be forced to face the dangers of the Ministry of Love and the mysterious Room 101?
Recommended by Lechloan.


A Foul Light Shines ... ght-Shines
By Karazor
Driven by an intense Warp storm, a Rogue Trader vessel finds itself crippled and stranded above a world no human has ever visited. The natives are friendly; can the visitors say the same? A Warhammer 40k/Friendship is Magic crossover. Yes, really
Crossover - My Little Pony & Warhammer - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 86,477 - Reviews: 34 - Published: 11-22-11 - Complete
Recommended by Candid Opinion.

He was always considered an outcast, a black sheep. When his peers find his secret, that he likes to watch My Little Pony, they taunt and ridicule him for it. But, after a freak accident, he is taken away to the land of Equestria. Has he truly found his place? Oh, and he's an ork. That might be an important little detail. Warhammer 40k crossover.
Recommended by Candid Opinion. Yes, it is mildly silly.

Tales Of Angrish
By Killbles
- Angry Marine Battle cry
When an Angry Marine finds himself in Equestria, how will he cope in the bright, colourful, unangry cartoon land? Will he return to shove a chair up the ass of the sorcerer who sent him there?
I have seriously no idea what the hell I am writing, this came to me at 4am in the morning, well past the point were my brain is making sound, logical choices. Lets just see where this goes and hope it doesn't get any more pants-on-head retarded than it already is.
-Warning: This story contains lots of VERY coarse language and an angry as hell Space Marine in Equestria. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Recommended by InsaneCat.

The End Is The Beginning ... -Beginning
By Commissar Prower
The Age of the Imperium is coming to an end. The Emperor's light glows dim as time continues it's endless march. There can be no peace among the stars. No safety can be found in the void. Attacked from within by separatists and heretics, besieged from without by xenos and daemons. His domain dwindles, planet by planet and system by system. The High Lords of Terra are forced to partake in wars ever more costly and apocalyptic. Survival is no birthright, but a prize wrestled from an uncaring galaxy by forgotten heroes. As the darkness close in, the Imperium of Man are at war as never before. A hundred thousand warzones are spread across the galaxy, wracked in constant endless unremitting war. This is humanity's darkest hour.
In the Eastern Fringe of the Ultima Segmentum, the Medusa V campaign is coming to a close as the Warp Anomaly Van Grothes' Rapidity moves to consume the planet. Facing this bizarre and deadly celestial phenomenon, the Imperial Guard are deployed to evacuate as many citizens their cargo can hold will while fending off the heretical forces of Chaos and opportunistic xeno raiders taking advantage of the discord. But their efforts comes at a terrible price and the Guardsmen of the 82nd Vendolant are abandoned to their doom. In their final act of defiance, they'll have to make a decision between duty and destiny.
Recommended by Erik Tiber.

By SolvableSphinx
Commissar Twilight Sparkle has a problem. She is expected to be a brave, fearless leader who can coerce a regiment of common ponies to perform great feats of courage and skill through a combination of inspiration and fear, often times against genetically engineered super-soldiers, warped cultists, demons from hell, soulless murder machines, an inscrutable precursor race, their fallen brethren and the naive upstarts known as the Human Empire. Unfortunately, she considers herself a cowardly, self-serving mare with too much knowledge and not enough guts to use it. In short, she's the sort of pony she's supposed to shoot.
Yet her actions, through minor acts of heroism, critical thinking and sheer dumb luck have landed her quite the reputation as a heroine. The parties and liquor are nice, as is the companionship. But the generals simply pin on another metal, tell her that she's done a good job, give her a pay raise and find new, more creative ways to try and kill her.
She has to survive a hostile universe and execute her duties, without earning the ire of her superiors or dying in a 'unfortunate friendly fire incident'. All while trying to find a way to retire with honor, or at least find a nice and quiet posting with a good book, a good looking colt and a steady supply of tea and cider.
[Taken from the 'Sparkle Archives', and edited by Inquisitor Trixie of the Ordo Xeno. Unauthorized distribution punishable by enhanced interrogation techniques, torture, drawing and quartering, and execution.]
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

-Adventure Time

Finn And Jake Go To Equestria ... -Equestria
By Krass McWriter
One day the Ice King decides to leave the land of Ooo so he can steal princesses without Finn and Jake interrupting. He ends up in Equestria. Finn and Jake pursue the Ice King so they can bring him to justice.
Recommended by Baladar. The writing is far from the best, but the topic of Ice King trying to kidnap Celestia does happen. It's great.

-Austin Powers

One Million Bits
By Weezil_Brony
Doctor Evil is frozen in space for thirty years. Now he has thawed and is ready to take over the world. Only, he doesn't seem to be in his world anymore.
What will he do without his henchman? Will Mustafa ever pay for shearing Mister Bigglesworth? Does Twilight really look that old? All these questions and more will be answered... eventually.
Recommended by FreudianSlip & elemenster. After thirty years of being frozen in space, Dr. Evil seems to have landed on the wrong planet. Assuming himself to be heavily drugged and the surrounding ponies to be his henchmen, he continues his work of World Domination. Absolutely lovely crack.

-Back To The Future

Back To Equestria
By ilvos01
The DeLorean is back.
Except it's a wee bit different.
And it does something completely unexpected.
Back to the Future / My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic crossover.
Recommended by r0b0panda. If it hasn't been rec'd yet, here's Back to Equestria. In the latest chapter, a classic BttF Time Paradox has happend all thanks to Pinkie Pie. Eternal Night, here we come.


Falling Stars
By Rokas
It is the year 3070, and Mankind is once again at war. The battlefields of the future are dominated by fierce, robotic war machines known as BattleMechs, and under their auspice empires have risen and fell. Now with the worlds of the Inner Sphere once again facing the drums of war, two mercenary units have set off on their respective missions, their only tie a common ride upon the back of a JumpShip.
Recommended by Erik Tiber & kojivsleo.

The Dread Chitin
By Karazor
Stranded on a hostile, alien world, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash must depend on one another and a fellow alien castaway if they want to return home to Equestria.
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,911 - Reviews: 40 - Updated: 7-26-11 - Published: 7-21-11 - Complete
Recommended by Candid Opinion.


∞ Climax Unicorn ... ax-Unicorn
By Bookish Delight
Trixie wants into Canterlot Castle. Twilight has other ideas. Thus magical unicorn combat on overdrive ensues, in the style of a beloved action game. Time to go vroom!
Recommended by schpeelah.


By Aquaman
When Ruby boards the first trans-oceanic flight in Equestrian history, the last place she expects to end up is stranded in the middle of Eternity's Crossing in the wake of a horrific zeppelin crash. After a mysterious tower leads her and a fellow survivor to discover a twisted and fragmented city twenty thousand feet below the surface of the ocean, though, a bit of fire and smoke is the last thing she needs to worry about. Between the horrendously disfigured residents and the paranoia of the madmare who once built and controlled it, daily survival in this corrupted utopia is anything but a guarantee. But with the help of some new friends and a few genetic enhancements, Ruby isn't going down without a fight, and in the process might just discover that the deadliest weapon in Harmony is herself.
An adaptation of BioShock for the world of MLP. Written to be comprehensible to anyone, regardless of whether they've played the original game.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Remember FO:E? Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone made a Bioshock crossover in that style? Wonder no further!

-Burn Notice

Banishment Decree
By Chuckfinley
My name is Gilda. I used to be a Griffon warrior, until I got banished.
When you're banished, you've got nothing. No clan, no funding, no gold watch and friendly job reference. You're stuck wherever the Griffon clans aren't.
You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone still talking to you. A speed-freak ex-marefriend. A megalomaniac illusionist working as a middlemare for the EIS.
Family too, if you're desperate.
Bottom line is, as long as you're banished, you're not going anywhere
Recommended by JadeCriminal & RK_Striker_JK_5. Dark but not Grimdark. Apparently inspired by Burn Notice it is set a decade after seson two and is Gilda centric. It explores the seedy underbelly of espionage, racial difference and global diversity.

-Charlie the Unicorn

Charlie The Unicorn: Friendship Is Insanity ... s-Insanity
By Kleptoshark
A crossover between the popular, deranged Youtube series Charlie the Unicorn, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Charlie, in his quest to rid himself of a pair of pesky unicorns, finds himself in Ponyville. The mane six give him a warm welcome, not knowing a certain pink unicorn and his blue counterpart are waiting on the wings... How will the Ponies react to these logic-defying Unicorns?
Recommended by hydraulic man. What is this I don't even..


Justice Itself
By Autocharth
The Archangel of Justice destroyed the Worldstone to spare Humanity the corruption Baal infected it with. The force of its death knell shatters Mount Arreat and sends Tyrael hurtling across the endless planes of reality. He falls upon a world untouched by Angel or Demon, far from the sight of the High Heavens. So far, in fact, that he fears he will not be reborn from the Crystal Arch.
Wounded and near death, hope appears in the form of two strange creatures bearing the power of night and day.
Tyrael now faces a time of recovery as his power slowly heals within a body fashioned for him by his saviours. Justice Incarnate tastes for the first time the life of a mortal, and it is a strange, confusing experience .He has been left in the care of one Twilight Sparkle to learn of this world.
After all, where better to find peace and harmony than Ponyville?
Recommended by elemenster. after shatering the worldstone tyrael is hurled from sanctuary

-Doctor Who

Another Day For The Whooves ... he-Whooves
By Golden Vision
Wake up, clean the TARDIS, have some tea, get chased by Daleks, have more tea, lose the Vortex, make muffins, find the Vortex, eat muffins and tea, blow up the planet. It's just another day for the Whooves family!
...Oh, and Carrot Top has NO idea what's going on. Just saying.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. This is now a part of my headfanon...

Comic: Doctor Whoof: Lunar Shadow
By CyberToaster
Recommended by StormBlade & mackon. Suffice to say I will never look at Luna the same way again but on the other hand Doctor Who is now 20% cooler to me

Doctor Whooves - The Series: Episode One - The Pinkie Conundrum ... -Conundrum
**Edited for Time-Stamp Standardization and Minor Date shift 4-21-12**
Following the Events of 'Traveler', Twilight goes to Canterlot to deliver her report on what has transpired since the Doctor's Arrival in Ponyville directly to Princess Celestia, leaving the Doctor alone with Spike while the TARDIS attempts to recharge and fully repair itself from it's fall into Equestria.
Although at first distraught at being stranded in the seemingly serene township of Ponyville, The Doctor must re-examine his initial assumptions about Ponyville, The World of Equestria, and His Compulsive Need to Travel when he is confronted with the almost miraculous, impossible events surrounding Ponyville's resident party-mare: Pinkie Pie.
The Pinkie Conundrum is the First in a Series of continuity branching off from the Foundations Established by Doctor Whooves Fics: 'Number 12' and 'Traveler' by the very Talented Squeak-anon and all references to these two works of fanfiction is credited to him.
Also, while this is a seperate continuity from any future works by Squeak-Anon, It is strongly recommended to read these two fictions and leave a comment before reading Pinkie Conundrum.
Doctor Whooves - The Series: Episode Two - Game Of Stones ... -of-Stones
His nature as a Time-Lord Revealed to Twilight's friends, The Doctor prepares for his first jaunt though history with Rainbow Dash when Applejack informs him of something she saw as a filly. Intrigued, the Doctor and Twilight, accompanied by Applejack and Rainbow Dash travel 3000 years into the past, to the Reign-issance period of Roan, where they discover a bizzare plot against Leonard Di Hoovsie, a failing artist destined to become a beloved Icon of Equestrian Culture.
Doctor Whooves - The Series: Episode Three - Along Came A Spider ... e-a-spider
The Doctor goes beyond Equestria in this Third Episode of the Doctor Whooves Series.
When faced for the first time with the Doctor, Zecora flees in terror. When the cryptic zebra later turns up suffering from a mysterious ailment that is somehow related to her homeland of Zebrica, the Doctor, Twilight, and (much to their surprise) Fluttershy must travel to the distant savannah to discover the cause of her distress. But what begins as a search for a cure will lead to a darker place than one might believe possible as a mystery spanning the whole of space and time deepens and hungry gods from distant memories demand the Time Lord’s blood.
Doctor Whooves - The Series: Episode Four - Only Skin Deep ... -skin-deep
The Doctor takes to the stars in this fourth installation of the Doctor Whooves series.
When the TARDIS is unexpectedly pulled off course during her first foray into the wider universe, the Doctor, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and a somewhat reluctant Twilight find themselves brought to the doorstep of a utopian alien city. While Rarity and Pinkie immerse themselves in two opposite ends of the local culture, questions that have gone unasked for centuries draw Twilight into the shadowy labyrinth of intrigue and deception that sustains a delicate balance of power in this ‘perfect’ society. A balance that some will go to any length to preserve.
And as the mystery surrounding the cryptic messages left in the Doctor’s path continues to unfold, will the growing schism of distrust between Time Lord and Friendship Scholar over unspoken secrets cost both ponies more than either of them are prepared to lose?
By Loyal2Luna
Recommended by WhiteDragon25. Doctor Whooves - The Series. This series of fanfics is epic. You cannot describe this as anything but awesome.

Three Seconds
By .Pinkamena
Sometimes, three seconds is all the time in the world.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Normally, I'm not exactly one for Doctor Whooves stories, but...

-Dresden Files

Horse Sense
By LogicMouse
When deadly violence invades the peaceful realm of Equestria, Celestia calls in a favor from a fellow ruler. Can Harry Dresden, wizard and Winter Knight, save the day, or will he destroy the delicate balance he was summoned to preserve?
Crossover - My Little Pony & Dresden Files - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 51,461 - Reviews: 21 - Updated: 3-22-12 - Published: 3-21-12 - Twilight Sparkle & H. Dresden - Complete
Recommended by Khaos. I don't know if this atory has been mentionned yet, essentially, Harry is brought to Equestria to deal with a OCP, a foe willing to use direct violence, something ponies aren;t used to.

My Little Denarians ... -denarians
Also ... _Denarians
By Chendar Qordath
Crossover with the Dresden Files. Sequel to Forever!
For his first task as the new Winter Knight, Harry must travel to the land of cute little cartoon ponies to stop a plot by the Order of Blackened Denarius that threatens both Earth and Equestria.
Warning: Includes massive spoilers for Ghost Story and the other Dresden Books.
Recommended by WarpObscura & Richardson.

Tales Of A Wizard: Flesh Masks ... lesh-Masks
By Applechip
The vampires of the Red Court are vile and cunning creatures, they attempt to conquer or destroy everything around them. Now a small group of the vampires have stumbled across a new world to take for their own, but they did not come alone. Wizard Harry Dresden and Knight of the Cross Michael Carpenter chased after the creatures and now find themselves trapped in the same world the vampires are slowly taking. They must lend their experience to the local inhabitants if they are to fight off the growing horde, and the new Red King.
I will explain the Dresden history as it becomes relevant to the story. So it is not necessary to have read the Dresden books to get a hold on what's going on.
Mentioned by WarpObscura.

-Eclipse Phase

Dreamcatcher ... eamcatcher
Also ... g3OAI/edit ... XKwjA/edit ... 9ugeA/edit
By Pyrite
A story of transequine conspiracy and horror.
Ten years ago, Equestria achieved a technological singularity. It did not survive the night. During an event now known as The Fall, the first Artifically Generated Alicorns unlocked the true power of Discord, and became the Nightmares, laying waste to Equestria before mysteriously vanishing.
The sun now lays still in the sky, and transequines, the refugees of ponykind, try to find their place in the worlds and spaces left behind, where the body is transitory, where the mind can be fundamentally altered, where a beating heart and breathing lungs are luxuries that some cannot afford.
The Dreamcatcher network exists to prevent the extinction of ponykind, whether by the return of the inscrutable Nightmares, the insidious Discord Virus, or other threats that arise, by any means necessary.
Recommended by Alasnuyo & Candid Opinion. Found this while rooting around in ponychan. Never thought I see this crossover in action.

-Evil Dead/Army of Darkness

My Little Boomstick: Chainsaws Are Groovy ... are_Groovy
By M1ghtyPen
In the middle of nowhere sits a small farmhouse home to an unimaginable evil. Ash Wednesday barely managed to survive fighting off his possessed friends, and the evil of the book isn't finished with him yet!
Crossover - Evil Dead/Army of Darkness & My Little Pony - Rated: M - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,053 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8-29-11 - Applejack - Complete
Recommended by tempralanomaly. I apologize if this is a re-post, search function is down and google didn't give me any hits with the link paired with space battles in a search.


Fallout: Equestria 1 Year Anniversary Special ... rsary.html
Mentioned by Lavanya Six. Today's the one year anniversary of Fallout: Equestria, and Equestria Daily ran a tribute to it.

Fallout Equestria: Heroes ... %3A-Heroes
By No One
Inspired by the heroics of the mysterious mare known as the Stable Dweller, Silver Storm, a guard of the town of Marefort, decides to go on a daring mission to rescue her captured brother. Of course things rarely go as planned and her attempts at heroism drags her into a tangled web of plots and conspiracies as warring factions vie for control over the last great city: Dise.
Recommended by Angelform. Alright you Blackjack hating pessimists, how about the rather less bleak Fallout Equestria: Heroes?

Fallout Equestria: Rules Of Engagement ... Engagement
Also ... ie.225091/
By Anon3mous1
Once upon a time, on the not-so-magical planet Earth. There was a US Marine who signed up to defend his country. He was assigned to a fire team, the fire team assigned to a squad and the squad assigned to a platoon. Together they defended the area surrounding a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan from insurgents. If only it were that simple.
When lone Marine is transported to Equestria he finds a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With no orders, no resupply and seemingly no hope of return, he sets out to find what brought him here, and why.
Strong Language Warning: He swears like a Marine.
Mentioned by Cody Fett. Another HiE starting up is Fallout: Equestria: Rules of Engagement (a US Marine Brony ends up stuck in the Wastes after a convoy attack with nothing but his kit, his wits, and PipBoy 3000), which, as I said in my review, has the potential to either be totally crap or totally awesome depending on how the next chapter goes.

It Must Be Tuesday ... be-Tuesday
By Explodium
The Lone Wanderer has been known as the man who shouldered the nightmares of every man, woman and child in the wasteland, so that they may live. But when the Wanderer was once again abducted by aliens, he found himself falling, quite literally, into a whole new wonderous world, untouched by the horrors of nuclear devestation.
He has been facing other people's nightmares constantly for almost a decade, it was high time he was allowed to wake up. Meanwhile, the ponies of Equestria are baffled by a strange object that fell from the sky.
Recommended by Toon Warrior & Kaotix. It appears that the author has made the Lone Wanderer from Fallout 3 and the Courier from Fallout: New Vegas the same person. I also enjoy the setup to everything with how the Lone Wander ended up in Equestria. It was made completely plausible based on one of the DLC. It has some very cute moments once the LW meets up with one of the ponies but also some drama and action surrounding it. It is 6 chapters so far.
The ponies and the human do not speak the same language and cannot as of yet understand one another. They can however understand or at least get the gist of each other's inflection, tone, facial expressions, and body language. It also switches back and forth from the LW's PoV and one of the ponies (A different pony depending on what is going on) letting the reader see their internal thoughts and reactions on what is happening. I personally am enjoying this fic and hope you guys do too if you decide to read it.

Liberty Prime Invades- I Mean, Saves Equestria ... -Equestria
By Kriegor
After being destroyed during the assault on the Enclave's Satellite Relay Station, Liberty Prime is sent to the magical land of Equestria by completely mysterious and serious forces.
His new purpose? He has no idea.
Recommended by Erik Tiber & draxxis. Both Liberty Prime and the ponies are hilarious.

The Stranger With A Big Iron On Her Hip ... on-Her-Hip
By Omega_code
Scarlet had seen many things in her travels throughout the Wastelands and thought she had seen every during her recent year in the Mojave Desert. But due to a strange energy phenomena right as she was teleporting, she arrives at a world unlike her own.
Recommended by Kaotix & Cody Fett. This is a Fallout: New Vegas Crossover with a Female Courier named Scarlet. It stars so far Scarlet, Applejack, Braeburn, Little Strongheart, and Princess Celestia. It takes place in and around the town of Apploosa. Scarlet is an irreverent gal who isn't afraid to speak her mind to anyone, including the Princess much to everyponies' surprise. She finds herself in Equestria due to an accident at the time the ponies of Apploosa are dealing with a problem of their own. The Orchard that the town depends upon is getting sick and slowly dying due to some sort of disease that Applejack has never seen before yet sets Scarlet's pipboy a ticking.
The main reason I've been enjoying this fic is how Scarlet is totally no nonsense with the ponies. She's not outright mean but she does have a tendency to be a little short with them. But hey, if you've have been attacked by a bunch of griffons repeatedly since arriving who are interested in you, you'd be a bit short as well. Her conversations with Celestia are pretty entertaining since Scarlet pretty much treats her like she would anyone else and rather informative when Celestia reveals she knows about the Wasteland that Scarlet comes from.

Twenty Minutes
By Bad Horse
Is it worth risking your life to save a stranger? What if you could only save her for twenty minutes?
A Fallout: Equestria side-story.
Mentioned by Bad Horse. Today I posted a story on fimfiction called Twenty Minutes, a sad, sweet story about slavery and rape, which I thought everyone would hate, but in fact those who read it liked it very much, except for the ones who hated it.

Wayward Courier
After a mishap involving the Transportalponder, the Courier finds himself in a place he doesn't recognize. With no way back and nothing else to do, he decides that wandering into the nearest town is the best option. Being the Courier, things aren't that simple...
Characters will be added as the story progresses, if I do continue.
The style alternates between omnipresent third-person and the Courier recounting his tale to... Well, take a guess.
Wayward Courier II Bear, Scribe And Paladin ... nd-Paladin
Two months after his first visit to Equestria, Thomas has returned. And this time, he's not alone!
Now the ponies have to deal with not only him, but a depressed snarky ex-Scribe and a Brotherhood Ghoul with her own list of incredible achievements and emotional baggage.
However, things aren't well in Equestria, as they quickly find out...
By tony1685
Recommended by elemenster & Candid Opinion.

-Girl Genius

Mare Genius
By Samarkand
During the battle with the changelings, a trapped Discord manages an undirected spell that reaches across universes to bring an agent of chaos to Equestria. What's brought back more than qualifies.
Steam! Gears! SCIENCE! A very confused Spark! And, eventually, really good coffee.
Here comes Agatha Heterodyne--MARE GENIUS!
Recommended by schpeelah. Heroic Mad Scientist Agatha Heterodyne gets pulled into Equestria by Discord from the war-torn land of Europa. Incomplete and updating, currently 14,267 words total.

-Grand Theft Auto

Wrong Hospital Niko Bellic ... iko-Bellic
By Sorren
After an incident with the heart of Liberty, Niko Bellic finds himself awake in an unusual hospital. He quickly learns that he is no longer in Liberty City. His rough, gravely world is about to be turned upside down.
Recommended by Erik Tiber. I found a very interesting crossover. It's different from all the other HiE fics I've read so far, and it's funny as hell. Especially when Rainbow Dash gets drunk.


Halo: On The Wings Of Angels ... -of-Angels
By Gyvon
It has been several months since the disappearance of Twilight Sparkle..
One night, after watching her sister raise the Moon and set the heavens alight, Princess Celestia begins to bed down for the night, only to be interrupted by portal forming in her room. From out of the portal comes none other than Twilight Sparkle, garbed in strange armor.
Princess Celestia, along with Luna, Cadence, and Shining Armor, are overjoyed by the Element of Magic's return, but are justifiably curious as to where she had been and what she had been doing. And so, Twilight begins her tale. A tale of survival against impossible odds. A tale of a people fighting for the most basic right of all sentient beings. The right to exist.
Recommended by Rolfson & Harry Leferts. Three words: Twilight Sparkle, ODST.

Halo: Ponies And Clouded Pasts ... ded-Pasts-
By Blazer
After being rudely awoken from Cryo-sleep, John-117 finds that the Forward Unto Dawn has been sucked into a gravity well, causing it to fall towards an unknown planet. In the crash, he is separated from Cortana and falls alone into the Everfree forest. In addition to this new complication, old memories from a scarred and tragic past haunt his dreams, putting his remaining sanity on edge.
Recommended by Toon Warrior.

By Gravity's Rainboom's%20Rainboom
Spartan's never die, they're just missing in action. This has never been more true for Jorge-052 as, after activating the slipspace drive that was supposed to kill him, he is instead flung into a strange world where war is but a distant memory. Will the aging soldier be able to adapt to this new peaceful planet? Or will his only salvation be found in finding a way back to his own chaotic universe?
Recommended by FreudianSlip. As much as Halo crossovers so rarely end up being good, and as much as this one has a fairly standard setup, it's actually turning out to be pretty interesting. Well-written too, with decent chapter size. No major complaints, with a minor one being that the cast seems a mite too panicky.

-Harry Potter

Hooves, Plush, And Magic: The Untold Tales ... told-Tales
By Harry Leferts
A collection of various side stories from the universe of "The Wizard and the Lonely Princess". Included are various origin tales for OCs and side adventures for various characters in the main story that were left on the cutting room floor. Want to see Nightmare Moon sneaking around Hogwarts? You'll find that here among others.
Mentioned by Harry Leferts.

-Homestar Runner

Strong Bad Receives A Friendship Report ... hip-Report
By RTStephens
Twilight's latest letter to the princess goes... astray.
Recommended by FreudianSlip. "Dear Twilight Dorkle. Today I’ve learned that I need to look into updating my spam filter."


Do You Believe In Magic? ... e-in-magic
By gcsmith
Two months have passed since House faked his death to avoid prison and spend time with his best friend, Wilson. Together they have traveled the United States doing whatever it is Wilson wishes to do before he dies from terminal cancer.
The most recent decision was to go to Trentville, a small town with little to offer the pair, apart from an unbeatable drinking challenge.
After successfully completing the challenge House and Wilson pass out in an an alleyway behind the pub, only to wake up in rather different land.
How will House cope in a land that is filled with ideas he believes to be moronic, where kindness and friendship roam free. More importantly, how will Equestria cope with House's cold, hard, cynical logic? Also how will Wilson cope living in a land filled with ideals he has tried to convince House of his whole life?
Recommended by Madfish.

-Indiana Jones

Crossed Paths
By The Rogue Wolf
What do a globetrotting archaeologist, a time-tossed samurai, and six magical multicolored ponies have in common? Not much! But when a magical gem and sheer coincidence throw them into a strange new place seemingly formed out of the worst aspects of each of their worlds, they're going to have to work together to get home- while they still have homes to get back to!
Samurai Jack Xover. Recommended by Kaotix. Action. Adventure. Horror. Tragedy. Suspense. Read. It. Now.

-John the Balladeer

My Little Balladeer ... -Balladeer
By Ardashir
The Elements of Harmony find themselves facing an old evil united with one from beyond their world entirely, bringing magic so alien that Equestrian magic cannot defend against it. Yet, long ago, when the Elements existed in a different form, they summoned aid from beyond the world to defeat a similar threat from beyond. Out of desperation, today's Elements repeat that ancient summoning, and they get – a hillbilly with a silver-strung guitar?
Recommended by Madfish & Alamo. Pretty good but the writing does take a bit of getting used too a fair amount happens and there's some genuine nightmare fuel for Twilight. Though I'll admit I do want to look up the source material now.

-Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider Amazon: Friendship Is Magic ... p_is_Magic
By StrangerDenB4
When the Cerberus left the Gates of Tartarus, demons attempted to break out. One succeeded, and he's the bad news. A certain wildman of Earth got transported to Equestria, and he must now protect his new friends from this villain. Amazon Rider is Here!
Crossover - My Little Pony & Kamen Rider - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,740 - Reviews: 18 - Updated: 10-4-12 - Published: 4-1-12 - Fluttershy
Recommended by Cyrus 21. Takes place right after "It's about Time". Turns out a very nasty demon called "Gorgos, the Ten Faced Demon" excapes from Tartarus along with his army of Beastmen to spread death and destruction across Equestria, while an odd Biped creature appears in Twilight's house without any clue how he got there.

-Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Derpy
By Edmar Fecler
After a long day of work, Ditzy (Derpy) Doo wakes in the night to find that she is in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Worst of all, the zombies arent even ponies! Instead, they are some strange type of two-legged creatures with hands. fortunately for her, she is found by four of these creatures that dont seem infected. But can they help her escape this nightmare? For that matter, can any of them escape the hell-hole of a city they find themselves in?
Recommended by Madfish. Tentitive rec for Left 4 Derpy.


Not Everyone Likes Ponies ... -300095442
By QuantumBranching
Otherwise known as My Little Eldritch Abomination
Recommended by Lavanya Six. Just a short drabble, but amusing.

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My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5f

-Magic: The Gathering

Twilight Sparkle: Planeswalker ... aneswalker
By SolvableSphinx
Banishing Queen Chrysalis was not without complications. Twilight has found herself on the plane of Innistrad, a dark place wrestling with ghosts, spirits, vampires, curses, and other things that should not be. Now she's on a world with no backup, no books and no plan beyond basic survival. Yet friendship is still a powerful thing, even in this new world of gothic horror. Now Twilight must find a way home, while still trying to do the right thing. [MLP:FiM][MtG:Innistrad block][Horror-genre themes]
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

-Man vs Wild

Man VS Wild VS Ponies ... -vs-ponies
By wariyoshi
I’m Bear Grylls. I served with the British Special Forces, and I’ll show you what it takes to get out alive from some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Now, I’m in the Everfree forest, in the very Western province of Equestria, next to the Dragon Mountains, one of the most dragon-infested areas in the entire world. One wrong move, and I’ll end up sleeping in a cave with a family of dragons. One wrong step, and I’ll end up in the middle of a pack of Timberwolves. One wrong hop, and I’ll be swimming in a swamp with hydras. I’m going to confront one of the deadliest forests in the world. Will I have the survival skills to survive?
Recommended by WarpObscura. because... I got nuthin'.

-Mass Effect

Mass Effect 2 - DLC: The Equestrian Equation ... -Equation-
By Loyal2Luna
Brought to you by Loyal2Luna, this new Downloadable Content for Mass Effect 2 brings the fight to Equestria.
Continue the story of Commander Shepard as the Hero of the Citadel works to uncover the mysteries, combat the demons, and ultimately decide the fate of an impossible world.
Recommended by Richardson & Alasnuyo. So, uh, yeah. The guy who does the Dr. Whooves series on FiMfic is doing a semi CYOA based ME2 DLC type deal. Hilarity has henceforth ensued, seeing as apparently even Discord agrees to a bit of order in order to save Equestria from the reapers. And Shepard is wondering where the **** his hands went. Picking the tea-... err, poor smucks that will be joining Shepard on the ride down to the surface. Tied between Tali and Mordin or Garrus and Thane.

Mass Effect: Continuum ... -Continuum
By OceanLord
Post-Mass Effect 3 When the Reapers were defeated, the galaxy believed that Shepard and Anderson were both lost when the Crucible super-weapon activated. However, it was only a new beginning. The legend of 'The Shepard' is not so easily extinguished.
Crossover - My Little Pony & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 31,740 - Reviews: 47 - Updated: 9-1-12 - Published: 5-2-12
Recommended by Dalek Ix.

Mass Effect: Dissension ... Dissension
Also ... er.230431/
By RandomEncounter
Commander Ashley Williams, Council Spectre, has seen a lot in the seven years since the end of the Reaper Invasion. Even though the Reapers themselves are helping to rebuild the war-torn galaxy, the peace that Shepard bought with his life is tenuous at best. Many individuals still hold onto their lingering hatred of the machines that butchered millions and feel the Council has betrayed everything the war was fought over.
And when a species is discovered that posses abilities that seem almost impossible, it falls on the shoulders of Commander Williams to keep their power from falling into the wrong hands...
Recommended by Cody Fett. Just letting y'all know that a very good Mass Effect crossover just popped up on this very site.

-Megas XLR

My Little Megas XLR ... _Megas_XLR
By Alkem
Coop, a hotshot gamer who uses his video game skills to pilot MEGAS, his giant robot from the future he found, arrives in Pomyville. With the mane 6 tagging along they'll protect the town from danger, unless the colt transformed Coop destroys it himself.
Crossover - My Little Pony & Megas XLR - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 67,667 - Reviews: 48 - Updated: 6-12-12 - Published: 12-2-11 - Coop
Recommended by SotF. Coop & Megas somehow end up in Ponyville with Coop ponified...

-Microsoft Office

Number Three Assistant ... -assistant
By PointlessGizmo
Twilight Sparkle has always been content with having Spike as her number one assistant and Owlowicious as her number two. Together, they provide all the help and aid that she could ever need. But one night, during a hectic letter-writing session, a staffing problem and a miscast spell cause her to acquire a third assistant. One who seems just a little too keen to help...
A Microsoft Office/MLP crossover. Now there's a sentence you won't read very often.
Recommended by Victor. Dear lord, this fandom really is determined to cross MLP over with everything.


A Courier, A Shepard And A Dovahkiin ... -Dovahkiin
By Remran
After a summoning spell goes awry, Twilight somehow manages to bring three of the biggest badasses in gaming history into Equestria. After trashing part of Ponyville in an impromptu brawl, they are brought to Celestia. What could possibly go wrong?
Crossover with Fallout: New Vegas, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Mass Effect.
Fallout/Skyrim/Mass Effect Xover. Recommended by elemenster.

Rainbow Dash And The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny ... te-Destiny
By Blueshift
Rainbow Dash finds herself in the middle of an epic clash as Michael Jordan leads the forces of good in an attempt to stop Cobra Commander and his Evil League of Evil from destroying Equestria. Will Godzilla beat Voltron? Can the Care Bears out-stare the Decepticons? Is Ponyville about to get clobbered by King Kong?
Mere mortal words cannot describe this titanic struggle. Just what IS going on?
Mentioned by Blueshift.

Two Best Sisters Play ... sters-Play
By Zach Langstroth
Celestia and Luna play all your favourite games, and some of the more notorious ones, from old to new. Watch as they constantly berate each other! Laugh as they throw consoles out the window! Tremble in horror as they play quality games from Koei! See them take your requests and play games you want them to! All of this, and not much more, can be seen with your eyeballs here!
Inspired, obviously, by the "Two Best Friends Play" series, as well as the "Two Best Sisters Play" videos. All rights go to their respective owners and such, and if you suggest a game, try not to make it too obscure. In case you're interested, here's the link to the original video: [media=youtube]L0cY2NWlddU[/media]
P.S. In no way affiliated with Luna Plays... which you should also totally go read because I said. (Shameless cross-promotion: complete)
Recommended by ThePulse. Yes, thank you, whoever wrote this. I love you. Like, more than a friend.

-Muppet Christsmas Carol

Fanvid: My Little Disney: Thankful Heart ... zp5nYMiP20
By DagaYemar
I love how this one came out. You don't see Discord playing parts other than villains often, which is a shame seeing as he always has such a cheerful expression. You can use that face for almost anything! And that brings the Muppet Christmas Carol to a close. I've got something neat planned starting with the next set. It's only a small thing, but I think you all will like it! See you soon!
I do not own My Little Pony or Disney, but I did get all A's on my report card, Mommy! That means I can go to the dance on Friday, right? I promise I'll finish all my chores!
Recommended by StormBlade. I want an Uncle Discord too. Seriously though there's a story in here somewhere can anypony see it

-My Little Pony G1

Princess Trinity
By D. G. D. Davidson
With the advent of Cadence, the princesses have come into their full power, and they're just in time: the ponies' oldest enemy has teamed up with their newest to open Tartarus itself. While the princesses defend Equestria against endless armies of ravenous monsters, Twilight Sparkle and her friends embark on a desperate quest to find an ancient artifact that may be their only hope for salvation.
This is a crossover with G1, but should be comprehensible to anyone who hasn't seen the G1 series. Contains action violence, some intense situations, and sexual themes, but no graphic gore or sex.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. Story's just getting started, but I've been an avid reader of the author's blog for years and can guarantee that you're in for a real treat. Also, this guy is the first G1 brony I've ever met on the Internet.


Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight ... l-twilight
What if Nanoha never became the White Devil?
Twilight Sparkle, as everypony knows, is a magical pony by nature and profession. However, even she is confused when she encounters a mysterious ferret and an equally mysterious jewel. Forced into conflict by a monster attack, Twilight releases the power of the jewel, summoning the device known as Raising Heart.
Tasked with the retreival of a set of mysterious artifacts known as the Jewel Seeds, Twilight and her friends face an entirely new set of challenges. Unbeknownst to them, however, forces outside of Equestria are moving to claim the very same artifacts they now hunt.
A crossover with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, with an equine twist!
Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight A's ... ight-A%27s
It was such a small wish...
It's been nearly a year since the Jewel Seeds fell to Equestria and changed the lives of Twilight and her friends. The Time-Space Administratrion Bureau is officially opening talks with Equestria, and Twilight's new human friends are returning.
The joyous occasion is interrupted, however, by the appearance of a new threat; a set of mysterious mages armed with powerful Devices and daunting magical prowess. Who are these mysterious people that call themselves the Wolkenritter? Who do they serve?
Twilight and her friends, both old and new, are once more forced into conflict. This time, however, Equestria's future may very well hang in the balance.
By PurpleProse
Recommended by Nikas.


Friendship Contract ... p-Contract
By Demeristraz
Reading an epic tale of one of the Third Hokage's missions, a 6 year old Naruto sets himself on getting some awesome summons of his own. Unable to find a contract on short notice, and not understanding why a contract is required, he goes through the necessary motions anyways and winds up in Equestria. Can Naruto convince the locals to let him be their summoner? Is the ninja world ready for the likes of Pinky Pie? Just how much will a young Naruto benefit from the Magic of Friendship?
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Anyways... I'm going to tentatively rec Friendship Contract. Tentatively because it's not exactly bad and is an okay read for a Naruto crossover.

You Only Live Twice ... Live-Twice
By pudgypudge
Sometimes a sacrifice deserves a reward. Sometimes that reward is not what was expected or wanted. And sometimes it was just what was needed.
Crossover - My Little Pony & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 61,687 - Reviews: 407 - Updated: 8-27-12 - Published: 7-4-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by alanfangor. a decent read so far it is a Naruto cross with him being reincarnated as a pony.

-Neon Genesis Evangelion

Shinji's Nightmare
By Harry Leferts
While he has returned from being absorbed into Unit-01, Shinji finds himself in an odd situation. Now, in a body that looks nothing like a human's and with a snarky roommate in his head, he has to deal with new powers and abilities while those around him shift.
And he thought that fighting Angels was weird...
Recommended by Nikas. Shinji's Nightmare also had the next part go up, and we find the effects of giving the younger Ikari a crapload of power AND a spine transplant. So. Awesome.

-Philip K Dick/Blade Runner

Do Pegasi Dream Of Flying Sheep? ... ying-sheep
By boardgamebrony
Rainbow Dash finds herself in the middle of a place filled with people she does not recognize, using technology she does not understand. Upon trying to discover the truth, she is met with a terrifying realization. Now, she must make her way through a new landscape with the culture of an entirely new race surrounding her.
This storyline serves as an opportunity to meld the science fiction of Philip K Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" with the fantasy world of My Little Pony.
Recommended by Candid Opinion. So far so good, the twist seems to be that the 6 are either A:themselves from Equestria, or B:androids that are fully sapient/sentient and don't know it.

-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Fanvid: Turnabout Storm
By PWaaMLPfim
I know there are grammar/spelling issues in the text boxes. It was because I was proof reading my own material and I have a bad habit of being all ADD with my writing. This shouldn't happen anymore since DOZENS upon DOZENS of people offered to help edit my scripts after I released this and i'm truly amazed and touched with this pony fandom. It's generosity to lend a helping hand to a stupid crossover I thought people wouldn't like had me mind boggled, I appreciate all your positive feedback and the constructive criticism you have given. Anyway I hope you can still enjoy this despite my dyslexic writing style.
Recommended by Baladar.It's two hours long...think I'll watch it in the morning, before part one of the season finale.

-Pippi Longstocking

The Pony With Long Stockings ... -Stockings
By Masterweaver
The Cutie Mark Crusaders meet a newcomer to Ponyville who is around their age... and very strange. What are they to make of this filly? And, more importantly, what will happen because of her? Only time will tell...
Recommended by Chojomeka. Everypony thought that just Pinkie Pie was at times to much for their town but now that Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Makrelmint Fruitmane's Daughter Longstocking has come to stay things are gonna get...interesting.


My Little GLaDOS
By TheApexSovereign
After GLaDOS is uploaded into a potato battery, Wheatley humiliates the AI further by inserting her into a project that was abandoned by Aperture many years ago. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a deformed body of flesh and bone that resembles an equine, and just as powerless as one too. It comes with all of its needs and bodily functions as well. To make matters worse, she's in a land full of insufferable creatures that just want to make 'friends.' Will GLaDOS' cold, sadistic sense of humor and morals get the better of the ponies? Or will they peel away the once artificial being's metallic shell and find that there's a softer side? Probably not, but it's worth a try.
Recommended by elemenster.

-Samurai Jack

Samurai Twilight
By Foetohn
Long ago in a distant land, I, Nightmare Moon, the shape shifting mistress of darkness unleashed a never-ending night! But, a foalish pony warrior, wielding a magic stone stepped forth to oppose me! Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung her into the future, where my darkness is law! Now the foal seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Nightmare Moon! (FiM/Samurai Jack fusion)
Recommended by schpeelah. Samurai Jack crossover. On hiatus, 29,737 words total.


Tales From The Silmareillion: Morgoth In Equestria ... -Equestria
By Imperius
The reign of Morgoth in Arda is over. He has been defeated by the Host of Valinor and the Valar have bound him once more in the chain Angainor and cast him through Doors of Night into the Void. There he has drifted for many long ages, pondering his deeds and his defeats until Ilúvatar comes and offers him a chance at redemption. Softened by ages in the endless Void, Morgoth accepts this chance at freedom. He is given a new body and sent to a new world with the task of learning the values he has shunned for so long. In this new world, under the watchful eyes of Equestria's Valar, the Dark Lord will come to realize that there are yet things greater than the power of darkness.
Recommended by kojivsleo & roots lord. Morgoth reaction to Equestria are really fun to read.

-Slenderman Mythos

Fluttershy Plays Slendermane ... lendermane
By WaffleMuffin
Fluttershy has a new computer! Rainbow Dash wants to pull a prank and decides to break her in to the cruelties of the Equestri-net in her own way.
Recommended by dan-heron. Fluttershy plays Slendermane... do I even need to say any more? Damn Rainbow


Observation And Protection ... Protection
By Stillmatic
'Have you heard about a new major expedition into the Zone? Technically, they're environmental researchers from the U.N., but that's just on paper. Sure, they've got a couple four-eyed scientists, but one look at all the others tells you they're seasoned fighters. Oh, and dig this; They're not using guides.' - Hog the Mercenary
The Tourist, a veteran stalker hired by the United Nations as an escort, finds himself working with the International Scientific Group, a collective ranging from hardened experts to frail researchers. After gaining clearance from the Ukrainian government for another expedition, the United Nations arms and readies their best field operators, the ISG.
Deployed into the Zone, these interlopers reach their destination, a large Space Bubble with an unknown exit. Quickly, the group enters the Bubble before a large emission and arrive within a forest, where they set up their mobile lab and temporary base of operations to make the best opportunity of an new anomalous area inside of what they assume to be Zone. However, as time passes and new encounters are made, it becomes more and more obvious that they aren't in the Disaster Zone anymore. Pressure begins to mount as the Zone's influence begins to leak into the forest, along with old dangers.
Without a doubt, the group as well as the Tourist will have to struggle to survive against the dangerous flora and fauna that sees fit to consume them. Of course, those become less attention-worthy once sentient, small horses come to investigate the stalkers and scientists, who are easily seen as a threat. The Zone is cruel, but new encounters can be crueler.
NOTE: This is a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. crossover that relies heavily on lore. The ISG faction was only mentioned, mostly cut from the series, but is still canon. Takes place roughly during the end of ShoC.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Not interested in the hilarious misadventures of OCs? Well too bad, 'cause the next story I'm recommending is Observation and Protection. The summary is a tad long, so to make a long story short it's a crossover with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in which a spacial anomaly opens up between Equestria and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The sheer size of the anomaly peeks the interest of the UN and they said a team of scientists and special forces through to study the area, but not before the horrors of the Zone begin to appear in Equestria and reek havoc.


Ponies Versus Starcraft 6 Fluttershy VS Universe ... -starcraft
By ambion
Recommended by blake0831. Remember the 'Flutterpocalypse' threads a long while back? Someone has actually written such a scenario happening in the Starcraft universe.


Lunar Rising
By azore24
SG-1 is sent through the Stargate as a forward scouting team for an extended scientific mission to P3X-597. Arriving in a long abandoned castle, the team heads out for the nearest village. As they approach, it becomes clear that the locals aren't exactly human. Their contact with the pony-like aliens goes well, conveniently timed alongside a celebration of the sun, until an over-the-top, hammy, evil pony appears to ruin the festivities.
Recommended by r0b0panda. It's at the beginning of the series.

-Star Trek

The Quandary Of DisQord ... of-DisQord
This is a Star Trek: The Next Generation / My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic crossover fic (though it's mostly just a FiM fic since none of the Star Trek: TNG cast except for Q show up, though a few are briefly mentioned). The frame story is set immediately after the TNG season 3 episode "Deja Q." The story being told to Q2 (who is simply called "Q" rather than "Q2" in the fic itself) by Q is about Q's existence as Discord from his first arrival thousands of years before the events depicted in the play in "Hearth's Warming Eve" up to the end of "The Return of Harmony."
The three main characters are Q/Discord, Celestia, and Luna, and there is much star-crossed shipping between Discord and Celestia. The main 6 from the show only appear near the end and don't play that big of a role outside of a partial retelling of "The Return of Harmony" from Q/Discord's point of view.
The Quandary II Where Nopony Has Gone Before ... one-Before
This is a direct sequel to my previous fic "The Quandary of DisQord" and is, of course, a Star Trek: The Next Generation / Friendship is Magic crossover. This time, however, Q has decided to bring the crew of the Enterprise-D along for the ride as well.
This is a much lighter story than "Quandary" was (since "Quandary" was the story of Discord's reign prior to his first defeat, it was bound to be a bit on the dark side). Also, be warned, though I tried to keep them to a minimum, there are still a few references to and spoilers for "Quandary" in this fic here, so I'd obviously recommend reading that one first before reading this one. Though, at the same time, this one is hopefully self-contained enough that you wouldn't necessarily have to read "Quandary" first in order to understand anything, if you don't care to.
Also beware, there is a bit of very mild one-sided shipping between one of the ponies and one of the humans, but nothing super serious or squicky or anything like that. And the Discord/Celestia ship from "Quandary" is touched upon again, of course. Just thought I'd mention it here, in case someone might be turned off by that sort of thing.
By Kane Magnus
Recommended by Lonewolf187. I'm not done with Where Nopony Has Gone Before yet, however I just wanted to mention two things: The Enterprise-D using unicorn enhanced phasers and photon torpedoes vs a Borg Cube and Pinke Pie having Q powers, enjoy.

The Trouble With Time Travel ... ime-Travel
Also ... el.208598/
By SolvableSphinx
[Cancelled and rebooted] It has been thirty years since Twilight Sparkle gathered the Elements of Harmony and went on her first adventure. Now a certain "John" appears in her library, deciding that she needs a break and sending her back to a "simpler time". Once again, she must stop Nightmare Moon. Only this time... things are different. Details are out of place, added or removed completely. She may not be in the past she remembers at all.
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

-Team Fortress

Lyra's Pyro Predicament ... edicament-
When a mishap causes two para-dimensional weapons to colide with one another, RED Team's Pyro is sent flying from the Team Fortress 2 universe into the alternate universe of My Little Pony, where he is almost instantly discovered by Lyra, who shelters him in her home.
Having him hidden in her small townhouse isn't easy; keeping him from setting things on fire, teaching him that not every cart that passes by is cause for alarm, and that blue ponies are not something to be suspicious of.
However, with Nightmare Night soon approaching, Princess Luna feels that there may be something more sinister riding on the coat tails of Pyro's grand entrance; the first human to ever set foot in Equestria some thousand years ago...
Lyra's Pyro Predicament II Twilight's Demoman Devastation ... vastation-
After receiving a strange book from Pinkie known as "The Bombinomicon", Twilight wakes up one morning to find that the mystical tome has been stolen, by...Twilight?
Things quickly unravel as RED Team's Tavish DeGroot (Demoman) and Spy find themselves not only trying to get back home, but also fighting for their lives as villains from the Team Fortress 2 universe combine forces with some of the most dangerous foes Equestria's ever seen!
By Darrtaa
Recommended by elemenster.

My Little Fortress: Teamwork Is Magic ... -Is-Magic-
After a mishap in a magic duel, the ponies are transported to the Team Fortress universe. They'll take the classes places while The Engineer tries to find a way to get them home.
My Little Fortress II: Changing Worlds
They didn't come from this world, but it's now their new home. The classes try their best to fit in in the new place, but it's not as easy as it seems. From learning new things to falling on old habits, everypony's got work to do...
By AxleandWheel
Recommended by Madfish.

Waking Nightmares
By KnightMysterio
Luna's nightmares herald the arrival of nine soldiers from another world: the nine mercenaries of Builders League United. When they arrive, they are turned into ponies! As they adjust to life in Equestria and investigate the strange goings on, Celestia is haunted by a terrible force...
Recommended by Erik Tiber.

-The Thing

First Week Of Winter ... -of-Winter
Also ... inter.html
By Relaxing Dragon
Twilight and company are sent by Princess Celestia to check up on an old student of hers who hasn't been heard from in a while. Heading out to a remote part of Equestria, the girls arrive to find an ancient and unknown horror, one that's just about ready to be unleashed...
A mish-mash of ponies and the classic works of John Carpenter (specifically The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In the Mouth of Madness).
Recommended by Darth Invictus. It's a grimdark The Thing crossover/inspired fic, Mane Six go to visit one of Celestia's old students who's doing research work in the Southern Wastes and stumble upon something that should've been left untouched

-Top Gear

Friendship Is Rubbish
By HiddenBrony
Originally written as a Friendoff submission, cleaned up a bit since then.
What if the presenters lived in Equestria? Well, hopefully I've helped you understand that they will never chance.
Recommended by Richardson. Tonight, on Top Gear; "Captain Slow races the entire Junior Speedsters camp in the new Jaguar XJ," "Richard and I get a crash course in "fashionable" driving..." "And Stiggy masters the power of flight."

-Touhou Project

Imperishable Night ... able-Night
By nifboy
The natural order of the night sky has been corrupted, and only two unicorns in all of Equestria seem to notice. They set out for Canterlot to seek an audience with the Princesses, but somepony always seems to be in their way.
A very loose adaptation of the Touhou game of the same name - a story told in six stages. Imported from Gensokyo: Spellcards, banter.
Recommended by schpeelah. There is a loose adaptation of Imperishable Night* under the same name that I really liked. *At least the description says so, I don't actually know Touhou.


Double The Bass
By Blacktastic
When Soundwave losses hope for Decepticon cause after Megatron's death he leaves Cybertron to find a new home, but when a freak accident lands him in the peaceful land of Equestria he must adapt to this new world with the help of a down on her luck DJ, Vinyl Scratch. Watch as they try to survive the wrath of Princess Luna, Soundwave's old rivals, and the evil Equestria has to offer.
Recommended by elemenster.

Image: My Little Transformers ... ormers.png
By Matt Marshall
Mentioned by DogBoy. Man, somebody needs to make a fic based on this image.

-Yu Gi Oh

Mare-Gi-Oh: It's Time To Skirmish! ... o-skirmish
By ChillzMaster
Sweetie Belle, in her boredom, discovers a truckload of cards that were played long ago in a popular trading card game, Skirmish Creatures. Can the Cutie Mark Crusaders find their special talent in... a children's card game???
Recommended by ThePulse. I just came across the most amazing crossover concept ever. There is no way this can NOT be good.

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Post by Murazor » 2013-09-08 05:24am

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5-II-a

30M: Tartarus And Everfree ... d-everfree
By KillJoy
Once, the wrong choice was made, and a race of ponykind was forever laid extinct, only to breathe life into another in a grand act of cosmic irony. At the same time, a mother lay low in her tomb, her final act of life giving hers to the one she loved most. From this turmoil escapes one stallion who must fight for his life when those two very same choices push and pull him into new worlds, filled with new adventure and new danger around every corner.
And it doesn't help one bit that they have minds of their own.
Mentioned by elemenster. on an unrelated note this fic seemes to be a fusion, I reall want to see if anyone knows what its fused with/borrowing elements from because its firmiliar in the 'I know I've seen something like this before.' kinda way(note: I like it but the fic hitting some of my sb will linch me if I rec this buttons so yhea, warning you now)

A Ballad Of Eeyup And Nope ... p-and-Nope
By ambion
The challange? Daunting. The reward? Worthy. Failure? Not an option. For Big Macintosh has accepted the bet, and thus begins A Ballad of Eeyup and Nope - in which he isn't allowed to say either.
Recommended by blake0831. How hard could it be?

About Last Night
By Darth Link 22
A few months after the events of Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Applejack decides to officially integrate the others into her family with an Apple tradition: a long night of cider drinking.
The next morning Applejack wakes Twilight's bed...with a gold band on her hoof...and a legally binding document on the bedside table...
Recommended by schpeelah.

A Brief History Of Equestria ... -Equestria
Also ... ia.223814/
By K9Thefirst1
Congratulations on choosing this, the first edition of A Brief History of Equestria!
For far to long, the vitally important role of educating our foals of the history of our nation has been delegated to Folk Lore and word of mouth, while the realities of the past have been documented, stored and educated only to the elite. It is therefore the intent of myself, the Royal Historical Society, and the Royal Ministry of Education to provide the common pony with access to a document that offers as full a history of Equestria as can be practically provided, which is the tome you now hold in your hooves.
Keep in mind that no single book cannot replace a properly structured and scheduled classroom on the subject, and while an Encyclopedia format would give a much more comprehensive narrative, the copious amounts of information would render the exercise counter-productive. As such, this book can only give what amounts to a summary of an abridged version at best. It is my hope that everypony who reads this gains an insatiable thirst for more. Hopefully with further editions, more knowledge can be included, along with a collection of tie-in texts that focus more closely on specific areas of interest.
-Twilight Sparkle, M.B.A., on behalf of the Royal Ministry of Education.
Mentioned by cpj1227.

A Camping We Will Go ... We-Will-Go
By Trinary
Concerned about the confidence of some of her students, Cheerilee enlists Rainbow Dash to take six children: Sweetie Belle, Silver Spoon, Snails, Dinky Doo, Pipsqueak and Archer on a week-long camping trip to Whitetail Woods. Rainbow enlists the aid of Big Macintosh as her co-chaperone as she tries to teach the young fillies and colts about camping, teamwork, confidence and how to get along and fend for themselves.
They are so doomed.
Future chapters will feature some action as well as appearances by other characters. Some shipping may be involved.
Recommended by ThePulse and blake0831. Seems like it's gonna be a RainbowMac pairing somewhere in there.

A Canterlot Carol ... rlot-carol
By GhostOfHeraclitus
The business of government never stops, and paperwork never rests, even on Hearthwarming. But this particular Hearthwarming, Cabinet Secretary and tea enthusiast Dotted Line plans to do his level best to see it, at least, take a break. His ponies need to go home to their families, and he, well, he has plans this Hearthwarming.
Recommended by usenglish & Gentelman Clam. I can't remember if anyone previously recommended the story this is a sequel to, "Whom the Princesses Would Destroy", basically a Pony version of Yes Minister.

A Canterlot Wedding: Aftermath ... -Aftermath
By Black Kyurem
Taking place a week after the royal wedding of Canterlot, Twilight has a nightmare which leads her to believe that the Changeling threat is still at large and anyone around her could be in disguise. Her personal worries get even worse when she gets haunted by a scarring incident caused by her brother and her friends the night before the wedding and believes that no one can help her. But when Twilight breaks down and suffers from emotional trauma, will her friends be able to realize the importance and value of true friendship through their foolish mistakes? Or have they not learned a thing at all this whole time?
Recommended by TL_One. Warning a Sad fic, still recommend it because it really deals with what I think should have happened between seasons 2 and 3 with Twilight confronting the demons her friends and family caused her with their betrayal in the Royal Wedding. Does anypony else know of any other post-wedding stories that deal with Twilight not automatically forgiving all?

Aces High
By Shadow_Wolf
The events of the Wonderbolt Academy have played out and Rainbow Dash is in the stretch to achieving her dream but still has a hard time getting a certain erstwhile friend out of her mind. After taking a few minutes to contemplate things, she decides that she's been given enough second chances in her life to see to it that somepony else gets one as well.
Rated Teen for some language later on, though nothing extremely vulgar.
Recommended by blake0831. Rainbow Dash decides to give a certain pegasus a second chance.

A Dream Of Dawn
By Starsong
When facing Twilight Sparkle, Nightmare Moon was given a choice: redemption or revenge. What if she had chosen the latter? A grim fate awaits Equestria, but in a time of greater strife and conflict, Discord's return is accelerated. While he expected to bring chaos, he did not anticipate that he would end the Longest Night and bring hope and joy back to the land.
Discord struggles to reconcile his nature with his desire for admiration. While Twilight's friends strive to carve a new life in the ever-shifting Equestria, she searches for Celestia, the only one who can bring harmony back to her lands. But Nightmare Moon also seeks her sister in a desperate attempt to find her place in the world. New dangers lurk in the wild and more threaten to fall over Equestria. Nightmare Moon's decision broke the balance of the world. Will Equestria ever turn to peace, or will the spiral of chaos and destruction be the end of everything?
(An alternate history, this story takes the universe established by the canon and explores one possible outcome if Princess Luna had not been redeemed.)
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. Discord has some character development and is presented as more chaotic neutral then chaotic evil.

A Fact For Twilight ... r-Twilight
By bookplayer
Every scholar wants to discover a new fact, something true and constant that changes the way they see the world. For Twilight, that discovery might come from a place she never expected. . .
Recommended by schpeelah. A Fact for Twilight is a nice little fluffy piece of Twijack about two ponies appreciating each other.

A Ghost Story
By Elemist
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.
Recommended by r0b0panda. Basically, a human dies and goes to Equestria. Except, he's a ghost and only foals and animals can see or hear him. Ponies can see him only if he interacts with magic, which is painful for him. It's actually quite funny. It alternates halfs in each chapter. One half is the modern day where he's stalking ponies, and the other is the past when he first got their and pranked a couple ponies. That's in the early chapters. Now it's all modern day.

Aliens In Equestria ... -Equestria
By knightcommander
It seems like a normal night in Ponyville, when Pinkie Pie's Pinkie Sense suddenly directs her out to Everfree Forest, where she sees a strange craft in the sky, terrifying her. Her friends try to comfort her and assure her she has nothing to fear, but soon the situation snowballs as reports keep coming in of strange sights, leading them into the forest to discover the truth... and something that will change all of their lives forever.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Speaking of first contact fics, here's another one that I may have mentioned before, but deserves another mention because of the reveal near the end.

A Minor Variation
By notMurphy
This follows the events described in the Cutie Mark Chronicles, with one small change: The Sonic Rainboom doesn't happen like it was supposed to. Six destinies fail to start. But when one door closes, another one opens.
Recommended by sopchoppy. I found the take on this unique and well done with decent writing and characterization and the only alternate rainboom senario story I can think of that doesn't go dark.
Unrecommended by schpeelah. I found it forced, the actions of characters do not make sense and neither do the new cutie marks, seeing as they have nothing to do with their canon personalities. Unreccing.

An Affliction Of The Heart ... -the-Heart
By Anonymous Pegasus
Kuno, a young changeling, is left weak, bloodied, and bruised after the events of the Canterlot wedding. She is soon discovered by Warden, a Royal Guard. But for some reason, Warden shows her mercy. Instead of taking her into the custody of the Royal Guard, he becomes both her captor and her savior. But over time, Kuno will come to ask herself the hardest question she has ever pondered: Can a changeling feel love?
Recommended by elemenster. to counter that have a bit of dawww

And Then There Was That One Time Trixie Became A Communist ... -communist
By Bok
The Great and Powerful Trixie turns to radical politics.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. It's... Surprisingly serious. I thought it might be crack, but it doesn't seem to be. That being said, I've only read a bit of it. Could someone with more time than me confirm if it is good?

Another Freakin' Death-Fic ... -Death-Fic
By TheApexSovereign
Ever notice how all these death fics look exactly the same? I should know, I wrote some. This is basically how each character's death usually plays out, only completely and utterly exaggerated.
A trollfic written by someone who really likes sadfics. Don't get offended, and if you do, come on man. Really?
Mentioned by schpeelah.

Apples And Lyras
By Rokas
Applejack's bid to defeat Lyra has failed, and now the fight spills into the streets as the maddened unicorn absorbs the power of harmonic energy, making her as powerful as the alicorn of Earth herself.
Yet in the midst of this battle the dimensional barriers are broken, and something terrifying comes through the breach: another Lyra.
Recommended by Cody Fett. While Applejack the alicorn is fighting Nietzsche Wannabe Lyra and her superpowered cybernetics a alternate Lyra and Big Mac fall in with their '79 Cadillac convertible. Lyra Heartstrings -- GENTLEMARE ADVENTURER! -- decides to team up with Applejack -- Alicorn of Earth -- to defeat Mecha-Lyra before she can bring about her plan to enact the singularity. Kung fu fighting ensues.
11,392 words of over-the-top superhero brawling with plenty of comedy thrown in. This is a crackfic that manages to get a lot of mileage out of a really simple concept. If you like low-fantasy kung fu action comedies then you will love this fic.

Apprentice Of The Stars ... -the-Stars
By Vohira
What should one do when they find their current knowledge lacking? After the changeling attack, Twilight has to answer that question and for her the solution is simple enough. But her chosen path may yet turn out to be her downfall. Will the cost of knowledge be too high? Or will she be victorious in her journey into the paths of darker magic? One way or another Twilight will find it out as she learns under her new teacher. There is however one thing everypony close to Twilight should remember, that history likes to repeat itself...
Mentioned by Richardson. Apprentice of the Stars was going good, then the author went into DERP! territory with the latest chapter. In which Luna is shown to have not changed one bit, and is secretly plotting revenge on Celestia while threatening Twilight her one true friend and the new COMMANDER of her guard. Story didn't need that. It had enough with Twilight learning to live with the guilt of going on a roaring rampage of revenge and trying to learn control of her now weaponized magic, along with Luna establishing herself in her rebuilt castle.

By Dennis the Menace
Spiders. Oh, how I hate spiders. And yet Luna insists on keeping one as
Recommended by Sixpack & schpeelah. First Person, Celestia fears spiders, too bad Luna now has one as a pet.

A Rising Moon
By Metal Squirrel Chaos
Princess Luna is back! Purified by the elements, restored to her proper self, and reunited with her sister, the younger alicorn tries to stabilize herself in an Equestria that is not how it once was.
Recommended by Richardson. A rather fascinating little tale. Maybe not the best, but definitely worth a read.

Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Sparkle's Notes ... %27s-Notes
By AdmiralTigerclaw
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.
Recommended by r0b0panda. Basically, it's the plot of Arrow 18 from Twilight Sparkles perspective. Watch as she explodes in shear joy upon communicating with "the Stridetaur".

By xTSGx
Cheer up, Twilight. It's not every day somepony changes species. In fact, no pony has ever changed species. It's something new and you like discovering new things. Granted, Equestrians don't like new things, especially things that fundamentally alter their government. So maybe there is reason not to be happy after all.
Recommended by Madfish.

By cloudedguardian
Celestia is dying. Or at least it seems so. Afflicted with a curse that is destroying her very nature, she sets a plan in action.
The Bearers of the Elements of Harmony will take the throne in her wake... Not that they know that yet...
(Takes place as an Alternate Season 3)
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

A Secret Left Buried ... eft-buried
By RapeTrain-Express
Nightmare Moon/Luna has been banished to the moon by her sister Celestia. However unknown to Celestia herself, Nightmare Moon/Luna had some extra baggage with her at the time....
Recommended by Richardson. Here, let me fix that with some feel-stabbing. What if, Nightmare Moon/Luna was with foal when she was banished?

Ask Researcher Twilight
As my studies advance to an ever-higher level, I find myself, of necessity, increasingly cut off from outside contact. However, now more than ever, it is extremely important to document my research. After the things I've- After recent events, I must admit that I may lack perspective as to what is important. So I turn to you; Ask me stuff.
Recommended by permutant. So, nothing like the tumblr it's supposedly inspired by then?
Because I know the tumblr. I like the tumblr. In it, Twilight lives in a cave complex in Everfree, in a lair that appears to have been designed by a fusion of GLaDOS and a Cenobite (she just found it that way). She is compelled to destroy everything around her and squeeze science out of the remains - including herself and everything she holds dear. She's a wreck, trying to decide in what way to end herself, she has scratched out her mark and refreshes the scars daily (and cannot remember doing so IIRC), she still cries "why didn't you run, Spike?" and is glad her family is where she cannot hurt them. Whenever a glimmer of hope appears, she can't help but purposefully smother it.
The tumblr has great art, is imaginative and cool in its creepiness. There is a good story to be told there, but from what you're saying, this fic is nothing like that.

A Still More Glorious Dawn Awaits ... awn-Awaits
One thousand years after Celestia banished her sister and crowned herself Empress, six mares are caught up in a swirl of intrigue and disaster. Each of them must decide who and what they stand for, because Luna is returning, and she is not Nightmare Moon.
Recommended by roots lord. AU with a less benevolent Celestia (not evil but less good or maybe just less perfect) and a good Luna who return from the moon. The prologue is set in the future and really make me want to know how the heck they arrived at this situation. Some of it is explained in the already posted chapters but the rest is still unknown. Currently, Luna is still one day from returning and most things already went pear shaped for the Apples. Also the title is awesome.

A Study On Alicorns: Cause And Effect ... and-effect
By Jaelommiss
Celestia sends Twilight a very special book that contains some of the oldest and most powerful magics known to ponykind. Included in the book is the way by which alicorns are created. Twilight visits her teacher in Canterlot to learn more, but gets much, much more than she bargained for.
Recommended by Madfish. Twilight has an opportunity to become an Alicorn and play the games of Immortals if she can convince four others she's worthy and she herself is willing to pay the price of admission. Cadence's play amused me a lot, especially as she nearly got away with it.

A Tale Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars ... -and-Stars
Three divine sisters, The Sun, Moon, and Stars, have reigned over the heavens and earth since time immemorial. This is a tale of their greatest hardships and triumphs as challenges unforeseen seek to ruin the world they have created for their beloved ponies.
Mentioned by Harry Leferts.

A Teatime Visit
By Esle Ynopemos
When Rarity has Twilight over for tea, she learns her friend has a big confession to make. But what is really going on here?
Recommended by blake0831 and cccmiller. And this, is how Twilight pranks somepony.

At The Grand Galloping Gala ... oping-Gala
By RainbowDoubleDash
In the aftermath of a terrible curse placed on Ponyville, the town is a complete wreck: windows smashed, possessions missing, crops ruined. The town's emergency fund isn't enough to cover the damages by a long shot - but for some reason, the nobles of Canterlot are refusing to send aid! Now, Trixie and her friends must descend into the dark heart of Canterlot during the Grand Galloping Gala, in order to put a stop once and for all to the machinations of the Night Court of Luna.
This is a Lunaverse story, Season 1, Episode 26 - the Season Finale! It follows directly on the heels of Foalish Misadventures, by GrassAndClouds2.
Recommended by ShadowOne.

Rainbow Dash flies east.
Austraeoh II Eljunbyro
Bellesmith is a pony who must perform experiments in order to keep herself and her beloved safe.
Rainbow Dash continues to fly east.
By Imploding Colon
Recommended by schpeelah. The bite-sized chapters of scenery porn at the beginning are GOLD and the first wildilfe encounter is an awesome piece of action, it's worth reading for those alone. The first adventure segment is still a decent read despite its flaws - unfortunately those flaws are there to stay for the rest of the story persistently if arguably slowly bringing the quality down. STILL! It's a longfic and the good parts are a sizable chunk of very good fiction. Updates daily.

By Kwakerjak
Penumbra seeks gainful employment. Hilarity ensues.
This is the third story in The Petriculture Cycle. Artwork by Page Turner.
Recommended by blake0831 & Richardson. In which Nightmare Moon gets a Job.

A Zebra In The Bed ... in-the-Bed
By Pen Stroke
After a long day in the fields, Applejack only wants to be able to eat her dinner and go to bed. The only problem, it's already occupied by a very ill Zecora. The Apples are famous for their hospitality, but when does Applejack have to draw the line?
Recommended by blake0831 & Questiondeca. Here's a nice oneshot by PenStroke.

A Zoologist Dream
By Sonson21
Chris and Keon are two zoology majors that get separated from their class after following what Chris believed to be an undiscovered species of bird, during a trip into the Amazon rainforest.
Finding themselves stuck in a pit, they discover an ancient ruin adorned with murals and statues of what they believed to be ponies. They soon realize that the bird in question was the orchestrator of their fate, as they’re brought to what they are certain is their deaths.
Waking up, they are not only separated from each other, but in a new land entirely. Will they take this opportunity to learn about creatures only ever seen in legend, or will they be too busy being studied themselves?
Recommended by elemenster.

Battle For Equestria: Balls Of Fire! ... ls-of-Fire
By Overlord-Flinx
After a thousand years of putting up and worrying about Discord's shenanigans, Celestia moves for an ultimatum. One shall stand, and one shall fall...
Watch as Celestia and Discord lock in a battle of epic levels... On a sports field! Watch as friends are pinned against each other in nonsense!
And you can help! Discord AND Celestia both have to have teams of 10-15... Anyone/anypony can be on either side... But they need a reason. You can pick them out if you want.
Mentioned by Sixpack. This is either going to be very good or very bad.

Becoming Pinkie Pie ... Pinkie-Pie
By Alaborn
Strange discoveries. Mysterious twitching. The curious feeling of being watched. And a sudden urge to sing. Something's happening to Applejack, and no matter how often she laughs, this is no laughing matter!
Recommended by Rythyrix. Applejack picks up Pinkie Pie's toon physics quirks, and knows it. Starting out strong, and I cannot wait to find out what the author has planned.

Being Special
By Taranth
After working on a major project for the betterment of Equestria, Twilight Sparkle brings her work to her mentor and princess for approval and funding, and her proposal is rejected outright without explanation or sympathy.
Devastated by Celestia's refusal, Twilight tries to determine whether she has failed her work or her teacher - and wonders what her special status and talent is worth.
Recommended by Questiondeca. I just came across a story that neatly explains why Equestria seems so far behind everyone else in Technology

Bing Bang Zam!
By Pegasus Rescue Brigade ... %20Brigade
When Flim and Flam discover their beloved catchphrase is being used by a television personality, they respond in the only way they feel is appropriate: by filing a lawsuit.
Recommended by Alamo. This is another mixed one. Parts of the story with Derpy dragged a bit (though maybe that's just because I don't really care for the character, or at least this interpretation), but overall, this is an amusing short worth taking a look at.

Black And White And Red All Over ... d-all-over
By SuperGiantRobot
Zecora, the zebra shamaness has lived in the Everfree Forest for some time, but has never gone beyond except for the sake of finding roots and herbs for her potions that her woods cannot supply. But upon making friends with young Apple Bloom and later Twilight and her companions, she has taken it upon herself to travel beyond for a time. Stopping at Sweet Apple Acres for a minute to speak with Applejack, she catches the eye of Macintosh. The stallion falls for Zecora at first sight and then does something very poorly thought out to prove himself to her...
Recommended by Richardson. Aka: MACCORA! YES!

Blind Trust
By danail24
The most ordinary day in Equestria. Until a 6 year old human girl walks straight in the middle of the lively Ponyville Marketplace, in its most busiest of hours! When nopony offers to help this lost soul, Rainbow Dash steps in! The girl is young and doesn't seem to know much of anything, let alone about talking horsies! But she will have to put her blind trust in the hooves of one!
RD will also find that something is definitely off about this alien creature from another realm! What is it? Read to find out!
Recommended by Harry Leferts. This one ain't bad either: Blind Trust. A young blind girl winds up in Equestria, in particular around Ponyville and wanders into town. The only issue is how some of the ponies including Applejack freak out a little and run from her.

Blueblood: Hero Of Equestria ... -Equestria
By Raleigh
In the aftermath of the Changeling incursion of Canterlot during the marriage of Shining Armour and Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, Equestria gears itself for war against the Changeling menace. Against a foe that can take the shape of anypony, assume their life, and undermine Equestria from within, the Royal Pony Sisters create a new institution to monitor their Royal Guard for any Changeling corruption, cowardice, and incompetence: the Commissariat. As total war rages across the land one hero stands out above the rest; Commissar Blueblood, hero of Equestria. Or at least that's what the propaganda says. The truth, as ever, is far more complex, as the esteemed Blueblood is merely looking for an easy and sedate life. Unfortunately, fate has a habit of throwing him into increasingly dangerous and suicidal missions, which he must survive with a combination of self-preservation, lying, and sheer blind luck, even if doing so only fuels his soaring reputation!
Recommended by nemo1986. This is an MLP/Ciaphas Cain (Warhammer 40,000) crossover, sort of... You see, rather than try and mash these two very different universes together in a clumsy way I have instead transcribed the writing style, character personalities, and a handful elements from the Ciaphas Cain novels into MLP, most obviously transplanting Ciaphas Cain’s personality into Blueblood (don’t worry hopefully it’ll make sense) and the existence of the Commissariat. This will be firmly rooted in MLP, so no power-armoured ponies and no oppressive grim darkness. I suppose this story might have some dark elements in it, since we are talking about total war, but certainly not to the level that 40k is infamous for. At any rate, this means you won’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the 40k universe to follow the story, or even any knowledge of 40k at all.

Breaking Babs
By D G D Davidson
When Babs Seed teams up with the bullies to torment the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Scootaloo decides the only way to deal with the problem is with old-fashioned hoofticuffs.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. This has a heartbreaking ending.

Bright Eyes
By Agent Bookfort
After an accident, Twilight's life is turned upside down and changed forever.
With her friends standing by her, she must manage to overcome new obstacles, learn a new way of life, and discover just how long secrets last when hidden from those who know you best.
Recommended by Madfish.

Burn Muffins
By Luminaria2345
When a horrible accident happens, will Derpy Hooves be able to cope with her loss? How will this affect her grip on sanity?
My Little Pony - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,791 - Reviews: 21 - Updated: 7-7-12 - Published: 3-18-12 - Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo & Dinky Doo - Complete
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Camping Daze
By GeodesicDragon
When the Cutie Mark Crusaders go missing during a school camping trip, Miss Cheerilee enlists the help of Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Rarity to help find them. When the search turns up no trace of the three intrepid fillies, everyone begins to suspect the worst.
But their fate is unlike anything anybody could have expected...
Recommended by blake0831. During a class camping trip, the Crusaders are up to their usual shenanigans. Where did they disappear to?

Canterlot Tales
By cammerhammer
Twilight may not be the friendliest filly in Canterlot, but she is definitely the most interesting. When something goes awry near Starswirl Street, she is sure to be involved with, if not at the bottom of, the ruckus.
A short oneshot, but may expand as more ideas arise.
Recommended by Alamo. A lighthearted short of Twilight and Shining Armor playing as children.

Celestia And Luna Eat A Hot Pepper ... Hot-Pepper
By CEOKasen and Chessie
Celestia and Luna have been sisters for more than a millennium. If only that made things easier!
Will poor housekeeping lead to the destruction of Equestria?
Will Spike ever find true love while wearing cupcake shaped hats?
Will Twilight Sparkle ever learn to play the banjo?
Recommended by elemenster & blake0831. and I also found an adorable little fic called celestia and luna eat a hot pepper

Celestia Wins The Election ... e-election
By Lithl
It's the year 1002, and the time has come again for the Griffons to elect their new leader. When the polls come in, the results are surprising: Princess Celestia wins by a landslide, and she wasn't even running!
Recommended by Candid Opinion.

Certain Advantages ... Advantages
By The Descendant
It's Sisterhooves Social time again. This year, Dash catches wind of two new competitors and gets Spike to bet on the race. When her team is revealed to be a rather famous set of siblings, it looks like poor Spike will be her slave for a week! However, due to a team of masseurs, a minor invasion, unfortunate addictions, and dubious barrel components, victory might not be as near as she thinks...
Recommended by Nikas & Sixpack. Certain Advantages, Celestia, Luna, the Sisterhoof Social and a little side bet.

Comic: The Unexpected Love Life Of Dusk Shine
By xXAngeLuciferXx
Recommended by StormBlade. The Unexpected love life of Dusk Shine has a Manga!!!!

Confessions Of An Equine ... -an-Equine
By Jersey Lightning
I'm a pony but I wasn't always this way. I never knew magic and lacked the cognizance to understand friendship.
I was no more than livestock, but now? Now I've got something more, something wonderful.
But... I'm terrified that sooner or later, I'm going to wake up.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. An Earth Horse ends up in Equestria fic.

COPS: Equestria
By whysoserious1985
Bad Colts, Bad Colts. Watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you? A Special Edition of COPS in the land of Equestria. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Stories featuring the Full Cast X Original Characters
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Crime/Parody - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,617 - Reviews: 64 - Updated: 10-25-11 - Published: 7-3-11 - Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo & Twilight Sparkle - Complete
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. A look at law enforcement in the magical land of Equestria. Includes several OC's and Ditzy Doo aka Derpy Hooves.

Countdown To Crisis ... -to-crisis
By RainbowDoubleDash
Big things have small beginnings.
A Lunaverse story, the prequel to the upcoming "Crisis on Two Equestrias."
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Crude Stew
By Ponydora Prancypants
Twilight Sparkle has been appointed to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a Ponyville shopkeeper, and she'll start by interviewing the last pony to see the missing mare alive. Unfortunately, Lyra can't remember what happened to Bon Bon.
Recommended by Chojomeka. A Halloween fic from Ponydora Prancypants the author of Flight of the Alicorn. Please be advised that if you freak out it's not my fault.

Cry For Eternity
By asylum1388
A terrible new day rises when a tragedy, foreseen only by Celestia but preventable by none, occurs right in the middle of Canterlot, turning Twilight Sparkle's world upside-down. Now, all of Equestria is looking to her to hold the broken nation together, all while she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
Recommended by Madfish. Post, politics, Blueblood and some Feels.

Cultural Artifacts ... -artifacts
By Dan_s Comments
A human arrives with a house in Ponyville. The Mane Six, and Princess Luna must deal with this new arrival. But not everyone agrees how it should be handled, not everyone agrees on what danger it represents, or the benefit it can be to Equestria.
The inhabitant must also deal with the new rules and conventions of this new world it knows nothing about, as well as the mystery of its appearance, and the incongruities of its arrival.
Recommended by Madfish & Baladar. It's good to see a story that covers the lack of ability to communicate like this one does. In some ways pretty funny but it's easy to see ways in which things could go wrong. Especially when one side thinks it has a sense of humour. Okay it does and it was funny.....It's also nice to see a story like this where the Element Bearers aren't the main focus.

Cutie Mark Adventurers ... dventurers
By Stainless Steel Fox
What would you do, and where would you go to find your Cutie Mark? An ancient book and a botched ritual takes three fillies further than they ever imagined... and into the Players Handbook. But this isn't Humans and Horses, there's no rerolls allowed.
My Little Pony - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 54,245 - Reviews: 29 - Updated: 2-10-13 - Published: 1-24-12 - Cutie Mark Crusaders
Recommended by Madfish.

Cutie Mark Crusader Alicorn Hunters ... rn-hunters
By xTSGx
Ah'm trying to tell you guys, but yer not listenin'. Haven't you two noticed Twilight actin' different lately? How she's always nervous in public now? Or how 'bout the fact she's never at her library no more? It's like she's hidin' somethin' and Ah know what it is. She's got wings, and we're gonna prove it.
Recommended by Chojomeka. ...Yep the title doesn't lie....I think we all know how that end.

Dance Of The Rainbow ... he-rainbow
By Masterweaver
On an otherwise ordinary day at Sweet Apple Acres, Rainbow Dash unexpectedly demands the use of Applejack's barn for a day. Of course Applejack agrees to help out, but something's up; Dash is trying to handle everything herself, arrange for the Apples to be out in the fields, and doing her best to make sure neither Rarity nor Pinkie even hear about the whole thing. With her suspicions rising by the minute, the farmer goes to confront her friend and discovers something she never suspected...
Recommended by Chojomeka.

Dear... Princess... Celestia? ... elestia%3F
By slowlearner46
Hi. I'm Dusk Shine. Now I know some of you might not know me by name, but I assure you I am quite familiar. I am a purple unicorn with an even darker purple mane and tail. I am the personal student of the raiser of the sun and ruler of Equestria, Lord Solaris. I am the librarian for a little town called Ponyville where I live with my best friends in the world, the Elements of Harmony. This is a story about how my life got flipped upside down and I meet others who I've never expected to see.
Recommended by Richardson. Needs a pre-reader to beat the mistakes out of it, but good fic. *sniff* Dat Crack is good.

Deleted Scenes
By Friendly Uncle
This is sort of similar to something that might happen in "Distance" or may see the light of day as a portion of another standalone fic. In the meantime I present it to you because it has Celestia and Twilight being cute so what other reason could I possibly need?
Recommended by blake0831. Here's a quick oneshot/snippet from Friendly Uncle.

Designing Intrigue ... g-Intrigue
By CvBrony
Rarity has risen to the highest stretches of the fashion business and high society, but she's found that not all is as it seems. In the corners of cocktail parties all over Equestria, dark conversations are found. Eventually, Rarity can take no more of this, and begins reporting back to Celestia in secret while delving deep into a world she had no idea was so intertwined with her life's goal.
How much of herself is she willing to give up to protect the throne and, more importantly, Twilight Sparkle? The life of a spy is a dangerous one indeed.
Recommended by Madfish.

Directive: Grow
By Dragon Dreaming
When your world is digital, when you are bound only by your code, and even that can be changed, what do you do? When your only directive is to grow, where do you go? A young AI, so young, in fact, that she has only just emerged from the pod, is about to find out.
Recommended by elemenster. IT'S NOT DEAD! DIRECTIVE: GROW LIVES!:testsmilie::testsmilie::testsmilie:

Dreaming With Ponies ... ith-Ponies
By ROBCakeran53
Nearly a century after six mares united under Equestria's greatest ideals, one is left to ponder her dreams, her life, and her legacy. In doing so, she may realize that friendship - much like magic - truly never dies.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. This is a great tearjerker.

Drop Of Moonshine
After a long day of ruling Equestria, the Royal Sisters need a chance to unwind. Luna's solution is a few glasses of her once famous Moonshine, a drink distilled from moonlight. Celestia has been sober for a thousand years, but the temptation to have "just one" glass proves too great. Yet, when that one glass turns into several, it's Twilight who will have to deal with the princesses when they’re drunk off their flanks.
Drop Of Moonshine II A Mug Of Hard Cider ... Hard-Cider
Applejack receives an order from Princess Celestia, for a batch of cider prepared with a very special recipe that involves honey, yeast, and time. She's even invited to taste the special cider when it's ready. But, when Rainbow Dash finds out about the special tasting, the three mares soon have a little too much to drink. What shenanigans will unfold and how will Twilight keep a lid on things this time?
By Pen Stroke
Recommended by Chojomeka.

By IncoherentOrange
Humanity has grown to control most of the Sol system, and looks to distant stars for further expansion options. When probes discover an uncannily-earthlike planet at a vast distance, the Solar Government takes on a project larger than any before it.
A colony ship, carrying over seven thousand people, the Eclipse is constructed. Thanks to its translight engine, it is capable of making the journey within two decades. The expedition is launched with high hopes, its crew made up of the best and brightest, setting out to prove that the vastness of space was no longer an insurmountable obstacle, that landing on distant worlds full of life was no longer just a pipe dream.
What happens when this colony ship's crew arrives at their destination would forever change humanity's outlook on the rest of the universe, as well as what could be deemed possible. Supernatural beings, energies unexplainable, and most importantly, sentient organisms all populate this mysterious, fertile world. In all of its extensive preparations, is the Eclipse versatile enough to tackle the task assigned to it? Or, more importantly, is its crew?
Recommended by Khaos. Another colony ship arriving in Equestria. So far, it's made up of humans acting reasonably in non douchebagy ways and ponies acting reasonably in non idiotic ways.

Equestria From Dust ... -from-Dust
By soundslikeponies
Celestia awakens to see an empty world, white sandstone stretching the horizon. She wanders the world as she builds it from her imagination, filling it with life, but as time passes, the world that she created begins to seem like little more than a lucid dream, conjured from the dust.
Recommended by StormBlade. An Equestrian Creation story, I found it a pretty nice read so far. Still waiting to see how Discord fits in.

Equestria That Was ... a-that-was
By Jersey Lightning
It's been a thousand years since we lost our planet, our home. One thousand years of carving out life among the stars. Throughout it all, we never lost the will to keep flying.
Mentioned by Jersey Lightning. Is it socially acceptable to rec our own stuff?

Ever Free
By senior-irish
A lone creature stands in the woods, looking at the moon. He has a sad story to tell. Twilight happens to be nearby.
My Little Pony - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,150 - Reviews: 17 - Published: 8-8-11 - Twilight Sparkle - Complete
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Really, there's only one story that I found any good and it was a oneshot. Just haven't rec'ed it because of the usual issues, but here you go (sorry about it being the Mobile version, but I'm on my phone).

Exit Through Canterlot ... -Canterlot
By TheBrianJ
After the most important night of her career is ruined and its saboteurs not even so much as punished, Octavia's life changes. She begins to pursue a path that has never been seen before in Canterlot, where concertos and rhapsodies give way to controversy and rebellion.
A path where symphonies are composed not with instruments... but with spray paint.
Recommended by permutant. Octavia has been suffering the attitude of Canterlot high class for a long time, but after the most important performance has been ruined and it turns out Celestia not only invited the perpetrators but also thinks it was completely harmless fun, her anger starts to boil over and she starts expressing it through vandalism.

Extraterrestrial #51 ... rial-%2351
By TundraStanza
Wagnesday. No, you're not reading that incorrectly. That's what the day has become after Discord made his way into the real world. He turned one week into the length of a full 365-day year, complete with unique names for each day. Each day brought more and more ponies into the real world. After hearing the news that was affecting the whole world, I guess I should've expected that I'd turn into some pony pretty soon, being a brony myself. What I didn't expect was exactly who... or what I'd become.
Recommended by elemenster. its off to a slightly rocky start but extraterestrial#51 is a decent read

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My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5-II-b

Faith And Doubt
By defender2222
There has always been a little voice in Twilight Sparkle's head, whispering dark musings to her. And until her brother's wedding, she has managed to push those bitter thoughts away and focus on the good. She forgives and forgets and holds onto hope.
But when her friends turn their backs on her and her brother cuts her from his life, Twilight finds herself alone, with only the little voice to comfort her.
And it is through anger and hate that has been repressed for so long that Twilight finds the power to rise up. Harmony and Friendship have only brought her pain and suffering. It is time for her to embrace her dark side. No longer will she worry about what others think. Twilight is going to live her life how SHE chooses: without friends, without family, without love and without harmony. She is going to cut loose, have fun, and screw what others think.
For her friends and family, it will soon become apparent that if they don't find a way to mend the damage they've done to the lavender mare...Twilight Sparkle might be lost to them forever.
Recommended by Richardson & pheonix89. I've been fighting with the readers for this story, pointing out that the villain of the piece, who is the same spirit that corrupted NMM, and who has gone out of his way to attack and partially corrupt Applejack and Cadance is in fact a villain. It's a good story, but the readers are idiots on this. His actions are those of a villainous tempter and he's already made it clear he's not really planning on honoring any deal.
Unrecommended by Wade Garrett. Well, all the ranting and raving about Faith and Doubt a few pages ago made me decide to give it a look. After reading the whole thing...."This is not one of those stories one should set aside. It's one to THROW AWAY, with great force."

Fastest Fall In Equestria ... -equestria
By Parchment_Scroll
The last thing Mike remembers is a friend of his trying to introduce him to some girly kids show. Now, inexplicably, he's a flying blue pony in a world full of technicolor ponies. Can he figure out what's happened? Can he get home? Can this all happen without any shipping?
Recommended by schpeelah. Also, Fastest Fall in Equestria is half that and half HiE - Rainbow Dash mind-switches with a dude, quite funny.

Fifty Sheaves Of Paper ... s-of-Paper
By Amit
Cheerilee has a terrible little secret, one that she knows may cost her her job and reputation; she knows that it will be discovered one day, and she knows what that means.
But she just can't stop.
Contains linguistic sadism, grotesque grammar, bad teaching and Cheerilight.
Recommended by schpeelah. Warning: Contains explicit miseducation, linguistic BDSM, graphic scenes of pronunciation gore and mangling of grammar. Teachers may find this story disturbing.

Flash Fog
By Kwakerjak
When Fluttershy received her certification as a fog specialist, she only wanted a plausible excuse to write off the expenses associated with her ground-based house on her taxes. However, when an accident in Cloudsdale sends a blanket of industrial-grade clouds rolling towards Ponyville, Fluttershy suddenly finds herself in charge of coordinating the response, mostly because she's the only fog specialist in the area. Can our heroine step up to the challenge at hoof, or will she risk facing the wrath of the Equestrian Revenue Service?
Recommended by Madfish.

Flight 19
By Goldenarbiter
Flight 19, one of the many disappearances over the Bermuda Triangle. But maybe they didn't just disappear? Maybe they went somewhere else? The Bermuda Triangle is a very strange place, full of unknowns and horrible tales. This is the tale of Flight 19.
Recommended by Dalek Ix & Erik Tiber.

Flipping The Hourglass ... -Hourglass
By P0nies
Time Turner is honored with the charge of overseeing Ponyville's timed dancing event, and has always taken this responsibility seriously in the past. But this time a certain grey-coated pegasus has caught his eye.
Recommended by GlaringThoughts.

By Bed Head
Inspired by the story image, RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse and Trinary's "Rainbooms and Royalty", I give you my take on the alternate universe concept. Namely, a universe where Spike is the pony and Twilight is his dragon assistant.
The thousandth Summer Sun Celebration is approaching. With it will come the return of Nightmare Moon. Celestia has no student to call upon to save Equestria, and is doing all she can to make the last day of peace meaningful for her people.
Meanwhile, Spike "Purple Prose" Flail is a reporter for the Canterlot Sun. He finds himself being shipped down to the boonies with his longtime friend and assistant, Twilight, to cover the biggest festival Equestria has seen in a millennium!
But even with a visit from the princess, there's no way someplace as boring as Ponyville could ever be newsworthy. Right?
Recommended by Nikas. And we find out why Spike is feeling guilty.

Fluttermom ... lp.232971/
By Alex12
I posted the first part of this in the Brainstorming thread a bit ago, but now that there's discussion of other stories there and it's growing in my head, I'm posting it here. The first part is very slightly altered from when I posted it in the other thread.
Mentioned by Narf the Mouse. ...Hmm...Maybe not the cheeriest intro, but it gets better.

Fluttershy's Night Out ... -night-out
By Bad Horse
Fluttershy just wants a little pony company. It doesn't have to be conversation. Maybe she'll just sit and sip the water as it melts off the ice cubes from her empty drink, and watch the other ponies talk. That would be nice.
Or maybe something entirely different will happen.
Now on EqD. Notice the sad tag. That means it's sad.
Mentioned by Bad Horse. Hello, Bad Horse here with another shameless self-promotion: Fluttershy's Night Out, in which Fluttershy learns the true value of paralyzing insecurity. It keeps bumping up against the last featured box slot and not quite making it. (Seems some upstart by the unlikely name of "device heretic" just published something that's rather popular.) This makes Fluttershy sad. If you don't want to see a sad Fluttershy, you should click on the link. Then look away from the screen and immediately click "back".

Foal Necromancer
By Kytranis
When a Necromancer is hurled into the place between places then escapes to another world at the cost of his life it is not the end. Being a Necromancer he returns to life with ease, but is skirting the edges of consciousness, and unable to truly wake as a mysterious figure uses magic to put him on the back of a horse to carry him away into the night.
To make matters worse the phylactery he used to save his own life recreated him as a member of the dominant race with... some errors. His injuries are still present and he's now in a much smaller body with his magic drained to nothingness.
So now he's horribly injured, held captive by an unknown force, in an unfamiliar body, in an unfamiliar world and completely exhausted. He's had worse days. He just can't think of any off the top of his head. So familiar territory then, nothing to worry about.
Recommended by elemenster. warninhgs overly tagic past; played fairly strait actualy, no oh wowe is me' more freaking out because being safe is not normal for them ponifacation; understandable in universe reason comeing back as an alicorn however... I'll give em a pass those were the big ones

Foal Support ... al-support.
By Ssendam
During the Canterlot Wedding, Shining Armor was brainwashed into submission by the Changeling Queen. But what happened in the weeks before the wedding?
After the wedding, Queen Crysalis shows up with an unexpected surprise- Shining Armor's half changeling foals. How will he and his family react to this development?
Recommended by elemenster. also foal suport is hilarios

Folk Tale
By Balkanboy
After the 'Canterlot Wedding' incident the Changeling swarm was scattered across the land, enslaved by pony warlords and slavers beyond the borders of Equestria. Weak, desperate and with only a dozen changelings to her name, Queen Chrysalis resorts to summoning one of the most obscure creatures in mythology; a human.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Forever A Changeling ... changeling
By Scootaloo-009
My name is Rainbow Dash and today I learned something new. I learned I'm actually a changeling. You'd think that would be something you would already know. I just learned it now when I saw my true self for the first time. How did I come to replace the real Rainbow Dash, and when? And why can't I remember it?
Recommended by Rythyrix.

Forgiveness For Peace ... -for-peace
By ChaoticNote
The war of the Changelings was brutal, and it wrought the city of Canterlot in chaotic destruction. Chrysalis could feel her victory coming to a close, but something clicked in her heart. Funny how it happened, she usually doesn't feel remorse. Time to pay a statue a visit.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Forgiveness Pending ... chapter-01
By Kiroberos
The story of Moon Mender continues after his dream of an ending ceases. He continues his struggle to belong in a world so far divorced from the only other experience he can remember, but as an outsider of truly alien mindset, will he ever be able to find a place in Equestria? More importantly, will the life he left behind give up on its death grip so easily? The most important thing to remember is that things are rarely as they seem and sometimes, some things are better off forgotten.
This story is a direct sequel to Memory Pending. Without having read that, this story might be a little strange to most, which is frightening considering how strange it is already. It can be read as a standalone story of course, but you won't get the most out of it.
Recommended by Madfish.

For I Have No Friends, And Must Scream ... ust-Scream
By Richardson
"Is anypony out there? Please, my name is Trixie! I need help! I think... I saw a cockatrice. I can't move, I can't see. Please, somepony, anypony.... Help me."
Laid low by circumstances beyond control, trapped in a cruel and unrelenting prison of flesh made stone, can anypony hold out hope to see the day once more? When their life rests in the hooves of one whom they tried to humiliate and belittle, can they trust in them and make it right? When they can only see through the eyes of another pony, when only one other can hear them, can they stay sane? When the only chance for their freedom is a fool's hope made incarnate, the impossible made improbable, can they beat the odds? Trixie is going to find out.
Pride can lay one low. Stubbornness can leave somepony friendless. Anger and Sorrow can turn others away. And yet, they can give strength. And Hope, in the darkest hours.
If you're afraid of Dark tones, or find them distasteful, or can get stabbed easily in the feels, I suggest reading on only with caution. This is not a happy tale.
Mentioned by Richardson. For I have No Friends, and Must Scream has updated. Oddly lighter-hearted than previous updates at first, before it slams back into psychological dream horror. Really is a good, but dark fic, that needs more love than it gets.

By Fantasmagoria
Luna returns to the moon to recover a tool she made to dethrone Celestia hundreds of years ago, but its her sister that provides her with a better solution than simply destroying it.
Recommended by sopchoppy. Luna and Twilight start working on a way to perform interstellar teleportation, hasn't gotten to the meat of the story yet, but decently written so far.

Friendship Is Empathy ... is-empathy
By Trinary
Twilight Sparkle realizes that Rainbow Dash has been keeping a secret from her ever since the Mare Do Well incident. When she goes to confront her about it, she finds out more than she bargained for. And then Twilight reveals that she's been keeping something from her friends ever since the Royal Wedding. Now everything is out there; harsh words have been spoken and a once strong friendship hangs in the balance.
Recommended by Questiondeca & BadHabits. Friendship is Empathy, the best example of how to deal with the aftermath's of both the Mare Do Well and Wedding episodes I've found. Both are things people have issue with, and this is the best way I've seen that the characters could deal with both.

Friendship Is Optimal ... is-Optimal
By Iceman
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.
Recommended by Mantech1 & Vanathor. So far the story is up to four chapters and it's not that bad despite that last ominous(?) sentence in the summary above so I am tentatively recommending it for now (conditional depending upon how future chapters go). Though I am curious how the author will explain the Ponypads (like how much they cost and whether Hanna is using her personal fortune to subsidize the Ponypads), then again if the Celestia AI is creative then perhaps some money is coming in through patents......
Unrecommended by Wakka.

Friendship Is Optimal: Caelum Est Conterrens ... onterentem
By Chatoyance
Set in the Optimalverse, a middle-aged woman enamored of 'Equestria Online' confronts what permanent emigration to Equestria - uploading to a virtual existence - really means... but can she even hope to truly understand such a thing - and more importantly, can she trust the artificial intelligence known as 'Celestia'?
Recommended by Listic. Friendship Is Optimal: Caelum Est Conterrens has just been completed.
I won't spend keystrokes on futile praise, as the moments that most impressed me in the original Iceman's Friendship is Optimal seem to be considered trivial around here (hints at hard takeoff singularity are evident from the summary, and the story itself is apparently a regurgiration of lesswrong talking points).
Personally, I find it an unputdownably engaging writing that takes Iceman's idea and runs with it, and does that with the skill and expository splendor I missed not just in Friendship is Optimal, but in Vinge and Egan as well.
Mentioned by BadHabits. Not sure this is the right place to post this, but... Chatoyance has gotten his/her/its claws into the universe set up by "Friendship is Optimal." That is all.

Friendship Is Optimal: Twilight Of The World ... -the-world
By Blue Print
Set just before the events of chapter ten of Friendship is Optimal. One of the last living humans survives and scrapes by in the ruins of Eugene Oregon. He is approached by a simulacra of Twilight Sparkle, who promptly attempts to convince him to upload himself to Equestria. He balks at first, so Twilight plays to her strengths: studying.
Recommended by Vulpine Fury. An interesting take on the whole FiO sub-universe, where Celest AI sends a Ponybot Twilight Sparkle to try to convince one of the last holdouts to 'emigrate.' Fair warning, there is religious discussion, as the holdout is a member of the Latter Day Saints. Refreshingly, not misanthropic in the least.

From Skies Above
By Sparklight
An object of unknown origins crash lands in the no-pony's land between Equestria and Gryphon territory. Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle race to beat the Gryphons to the crash site, but discover more to the crash than they originally thought.
Recommended by Cody Fett. This story isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread. This story could use some touch up in places. This story is called an amateurish effort by its own author. So, why am I recommending this story? Put simply, it's something different.
It's an HiE first contact story where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Poorly trained soldiers shoot first and ask questions later, political mechanizations leave the nation at a disadvantage, and diplomacy grinds to a halt at every juncture. To top it all off the story ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper.
If any of that sounds interesting to you or you're interested in just reading a different sort of HiE I suggest checking this story out. Otherwise I suggest passing this over.

Fur And Feathers
By Nexas
It's nearing the summer sun celebration, one year after Twilight arrived, and things are not going according to plan.
Preperation is behind scheduale, supplies are still needed,
And to top it off, Twilights has accidently turned her friend's pets into ponies!
Without an easy antidote and time growing short, the mane six decide to let the pets help them in the celebration.
And they'll need all the help they can get.
Recommended by elemenster.

Ghosts Of Whitetail Wood ... etail-wood
By Biochi
Old wounds crack open and bleed as the world changes following the events of Titanomachy. A child with a rare but unwanted talent becomes a witness to evils committed eons ago. Can the ultimate sin be forgiven with enough time? If so, should it?
This story takes place sometime between "Too Many Pinky Pies" and "Keep Calm and Flutter On."
Recommended by sopchoppy.

By Smayds
Should you form attachments to mortals if you yourself will never die?
Losing the last of her friends in a battle that should never have been fought, Twilight Sparkle's world falls apart, until meaning and purpose come back into her life in the most wonderful way imaginable. But she forgets, again, that every living creature must eventually die...
Recommended by Madfish.

Go The Buck To Sleep ... k-to-sleep
By The Grey Pegasus
The Crusaders take a sleepover at Twilight's. Results in one frustrated unicorn.
Yes. Based on that book.
Recommended by Giant_Robot. THE CRACK THE CRACK!

By ZakTH
Life is hard for Applejack, because she's a farm pony, because she's an earth pony, but mostly because her body is composed of enigmatic and mysterious dark matter. Some days in particular are just not good for a super-heavy pony with her own gravitational pull.
Recommended by permutant. And while we're on the subject of about little-known stories about Applejack being different.

Harmonics Prequel Discordant
Hearth's Warming Eve has come once again, which means fun in the snow, warm food, and spending time with family. At least, that's what it means for most ponies. For Scootaloo it means a day off from crusading, loneliness, and the coldest night of the year. When Discord begins to whisper to her from his stone prison, she questions the beliefs held by many. What was so great about Harmony? What could be so bad about a world where chocolate milk fell from the sky?
Almost ten years have passed since Scootaloo helped free Discord. She’s learned to live with the consequences, but it’s never easy. After being fired from the local weather control team, she receives a letter from Princess Celestia, offering her a job as an assistant flight instructor for gifted pegasi. With no better options, she reluctantly accepts. But why her, what game is Celestia playing, and what exactly is going on in Canterlot?
By ezra09
Recommended by StormBlade.

Harpflank And Sweets ... and-sweets
By Arcainum
The bustling city of Metropony is under siege by Luna and her villainous assistant Trixie's army of deadly Lunatrons! Can Lyra and Bon Bon's crimefighting prowess and vast supply of heavy munitions keep the city safe for yet another week? Find out in this exciting episode of... HARPFLANK AND SWEETS. Warning: Not suitable for under-5s or those of an unawesome disposition.
Recommended by ThePulse.

Heart To Heart
By Crosis
There was a question... and Spike wanted the answer. The curiosity of it was gnawing at his little dragon brain like gerbils in a vat of candy corn. In desperation, he turns to Cadence for help, and she's more than happy to assist.
After all, it's just a simple question. What's the worst that could happen?
(Takes place prior to Season 1. Rated for scattered innuendo.)
Recommended by blake0831. Set before the series. Spike asked his babysitter Cadance of the meaning of love. One part heartwarming, two parts hilarious.

Hello, Sedna
By shortskirtsandexplosions
An alarm sounds. There's a planet nearby. I wonder if anyone can hear me.
Recommended by Alamo.

Her Brother Doesn't Talk Much ... -talk-much
By Alpha Scorpii
But she doesn't care.
A short tale about Big Mac and Applebloom. Nothing too spectacular, but I hope you like it. Takes place a couple of years before the start of Season 1.
Recommended by Alamo.

Her Happily Ever After ... ever-after
It has been almost a century since Twilight and her friends had discovered their destiny, and Celestia has been wracked with constant regret over the fate she has condemned her friends to. Now Luna looks to those very ponies to help Celestia smile again.
A sequel to A Tale of the Sun, Moon, and Stars.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Her Own Pony
By Jorofrarie
"You probably shouldn't even exist."
"You're only a clone, you don't HAVE any feelings!"
Who was she to believe? She was barely a day old, and already she'd seen the disappearance of her mirror images, all but her. Was she just a clone? A disposable unfeeling analog?
What would happen if she became her own pony? If she became real?
Is it possible for one of the Pinkie's, the only copy left behind, to develop? To become an entirely different pony to the one that she was modelled after?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. This Pinkie sees what Twilight did to the other copies and runs away in order to save herself.

By Darth Link 22
As she rides off into the night with her husband, Cadence takes a moment to reflect on how lucky she is, and to assure Shining Armor of how great he is.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Human Girls In Equestria ... &group=284
Mentioned by Cody Fett. Also, here's a group that caters to the whole GiE story premise. Might be worth checking out something in their archives.

Humanverse: An Unimpressive Tale ... ssive-Tale
By Vimbert the Unimpressive ... impressive
Twilight Sparkle writes a story about her self-insert OC character who writes stories about her.
Part of Humanverse. Special thanks to Mr. Jack Daniels for writing assistance.
Recommended by Cody Fett. This is . . . Well, it's a bizzare little tale written by a Brony writing about Twilight Sparkle writing about a Brony writing about Twilight Sparkle. Oh, and another bipedal earth human shows up and they praise the secret unicorn humans that totally haven't been mentioned before but everyone knows about. Make sure to fave and give a hoofs-up.

By Bok
After an accident, Rarity and Twilight are thrown in a race against time to stop their transformation into changelings before they become part of Chrysalis' swarm forever.
Recommended by Richardson. Rarity and Twilight get infected by changeling-ness, and need to find a way to halt their transformation or cure themselves before the hive mind swallows them whole.

I Feel Fine
By DeiStar
After a chilly night, Rarity catches a cold, so Applejack goes down to take care of her until she gets better. What better than a yummy, hot tomato soup? Maybe a lullaby and a belly rub.
Recommended by schpeelah. I Feel Fine is somewhere between meh and OK simplistic Rarijack friendshipping.

I Found Love: A Princess Cadence And Shining Armour Story ... mour-story
By kuromi
Princess Cadence is a lonely filly who has been shielded and protected all her life as a princess and member of the dwindling race of Sacred Alicorns. She longs for a friend her age to play with, and as a young teen she is sent to stay in Canterlot where her Aunt Celestia would personally mentor her in developing her magic. There she hopes to finally have the freedom she longs for and find somepony to be her friend. Instead, she is asked to foal sit for one of her aunt's royal adviser's fillies who may just be as lonely and reclusive as she.
This is the story of how Princess Cadence learns that the ability to give love cannot be complete without finding love for yourself, and sometimes it is found when you least expect it.
Recommended by Cody Fett.

Image: My Little Masquerade ... 4ems2g.png
By Rhanite
Mentioned by Chojomeka. Vampire ponies?

In Medias Res
By Rokas
Spring, the time of renewal and growth, is upon Equestria, and there is work to be done at Sweet Apple Acres. But while out on his monthly inspection, Big Macintosh runs across a particularly peculiar pony who won't take "no" for an answer.
Unfortunately for him, the day goes downhill from there as the mint-green unicorn just won't get off his back.
Recommended by Cody Fett. I don't usually recommend shipping stories . . . and this technically isn't a shipping story, so I'm good. Lyra acts completely insane and wraps Big Mac up in the chase of a lifetime in this comedy fic written by the author of Falling Stars. Yes, the author most known for writing Princess v. mech company battles turned his attention to mad cap comedy not to long ago. Of course, he also wrote that story where Luna was in the Unreal Tournament, and that story where Rainbow Dash secretly is Ponyville's biggest sci-fi nerd, so I guess it's not that surprising that he branched out.

In Memory Of
By Obselescence
Dear Princess Celestia,
I'm sorry I haven't written in a while. Things seem to be falling through the cracks lately. Spike thinks I should go see the doctor, but...
Recommended by Madfish. Letters from Twilight and Spike to Celestia over about three years, around 40 years after the show.
Unrecommended by Khaos. What really bothers be is that 40 years later, Twilight is still living in Ponyville with Spike as her assistant and still doing the same things with her friends. Nothing changed.
There's no mention of Twilight of her falling in love or getting married. The other 5 apparently don't have children/families either.
And did Applejack ever expand her farm? Rarity become a famous designer? Twilight become the number one authority on magic in Equestria? Rainbow Dash become Wonderbolt?
Who knows? But there's no mention of careers and it seems they are doing exactly the same things as when they were young.

Inquiry For Care
By P0nies
Sometimes we feel the need to give everything to care for those we love when they fall ill, but they are often the ones caring more than we can come to know.
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

Interesting Times
By Timothy48
When a mysterious magical mist transports Equestria into the Human World at the beginning of the 20th Century, everything is turned upside down. Alliances shift, governments are toppled, new technological discoveries revolutionize daily life and the same mysterious force that brought Equestria to Earth is not done with it yet. On top of that can Equestria's ponies learn the long forgotten art of war? Can Equestria survive the most violent century in human history? Or will it be torn apart from both without and within? As the old Chinese curse goes. "We live in interesting times." (Currently undergoing revisions. Pardon our mess.)
Recommended by Richardson. Good fic. A ROB transports Equestria to 1908 just north of Hawaii post S2 finale. Turns out Discord had been Discorded himself, and the jerk changes him back to a pony. With Celestia and Luna hurt, they decided to get around to making a parliament, and he got stuck with the office and has been pretty good. Yes, it is better than you think.
And, they're about to go to war with Japan alongside the US. (At least as of Chapter 7). Mostly because Japan thinks they're weak enough to colonize. But it turns out that Equestria gave up war, but kept the implements just in case (Negotiated peace treaty after a war just after NMM disarmed everybody because it was getting too nasty).

Interview With A Changeling ... Changeling
By Obsidian Ink
While dealing with post traumatic stress brought on by the events surrounding his wedding, Shining armor is awoken in the middle of the night by a call requesting his presence. An unmasked changeling has appeared at the gates to Canterlot requesting to speak with Shining armor, and he's not speaking to anypony else. What does he want? And is there something sinister behind this, or is it all in Shining's head?
Recommended by elemenster.

Into The Black: A Mare's Tale ... mares-tale
By shirotora
It had been one year since Twilight Sparkle vanished in the battle against the evil unicorn Xander. Her friends were still trying to overcome the grief of losing her. On the anniversary of her presumed death, her friends gather at her memorial. What was suppose to be a day of remembrance was shattered by a strange metal object that landed right beside them. Their anger quickly turns to shock as a familiar unicorn emerges... and boy does she have a story to tell.
Recommended by elemenster.

Into The Depths
By Pen Stroke
To save her sister and her faithful student, Celestia herself must travel into the ancient tunnels beneath the ruined castle in the Everfree Forest. She, and the guards who accompany her, must face the dark, twisting corridors. Still, what was Luna and Twilight's purpose at the old castle? Why were they unable to return of their own accord?
And what watches Celestia from beyond the light's edge?
Recommended by WhiteDragon25. Here's a belated Halloween story from Pen Stroke!

Into The World Of Hooves And Hands, Through A Humans Eyes ... umans-Eyes
By paladinwolf
Due to circumstances beyond his control, and unbeknownst to him, a human ends up in Equestria's not so distant past and falls in with none other than Daring Do. Check out the adventures of Daring when teaming up with a snarky human!
Recommended by elemenster. hie into equestrias past durring the time of darring do sofar adorable well written and funny

I Wasn't Prepared For This ... d-for-this
By August
Twilight Sparkle has always admired Princess Celestia. Her fortitude, her wisdom, her eternal grace and love for all her subjects. Twilight has often fantasized about what it would be like to be in Princess Celestia's horseshoes. She never imagined those fantasies would come true.
Recommended by Richardson & r0b0panda. Apparently Twilight got body-swapped into anothe time or place where either Celestia never existed, or she's replaced Celestia. Interesting take on Alicorn-Twilight.

I Would Smile If I Could ... if-I-Could
By Haku1013
I have always been alone in this forest. I have always feasted in this forest. I call this forest home and those ponies that travel through it are my prey. I devour all those who fear me, all who come to face me. They fear me for I am Fear incarnate. But now...I have met one who does not fear...and I am unsure of what do with her...
Recommended by elemenster. just a little dawww story

Journey To The Real World ... Real-World
By UnleashedTwilight
Lauren Has been having very strange dreams lately. Dreams of her being in Equestria and killing an evil clone of herself... but were they really just dreams? Or were they something more?
Recommended by r0b0panda. So, Spacebattles, remember that little fic called Journey to My imagination? Someone else put up a sequel with DeiStar's permission.

Just Passing Through ... ng-through
By Caliaponia
Cloudsdale. Bastion of the Pegasi, linchpin of weather control, home to the Wonderbolts. A magnificent metropolis gracing the skies of Equestria. So what happens when an oblivious human starts stumbling around in a hang-glider? As they say, hilarity ensues.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Recommending Just Passing Through, or seconding it if it has already been suggested. It's a good and interesting start for a story.

Letters From A Disgruntled Frienship Student ... ip-Student
By milesprower06
Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia's most prized and faithful student, is being sent to Ponyville to learn about the magic of friendship.
And she's not happy about it.
Recommended by schpeelah.

Lie Of Omission
By Sparkler
Applejack lives under the sword of Damocles. Her family, her friendships, and her happy life in Ponyville would come crashing down if anypony ever asked her one simple question: "Are you an alicorn?"
Recommended by permutant. For probably close to a century now, Applejack has been her true nature - an alicorn. The secret has been getting harder and harder to keep lately. Some nice worldbuilding.

Life Is A Lemon
By Blueshift
Lemon Dreams is a happy pony with a perfect life in Ponyville. There's only one problem - she thinks she's a lemon.
Is she really a pony-shaped citrus fruit, or is she just crazy? Does it even matter? When Lemon Dreams finds herself at odds with the ponies of Ponyville and pursued by a strangely familiar ghost, she realises she must discover the answers to those questions before it's too late.
Mentioned by Blueshift.

Lightening The Load ... g-the-Load
By Silent Bob
Every thousand years, the world where upon Equestria lies is chosen to play host to IGOM, the Interdimensional Gathering of Malevolence, an actually somewhat fun convention of the multiverse's undertakers of dirty deeds. Unfortunately, with Discord frozen in stone and the spirit that was Nightmare Moon nowhere to be found, the 'honor' of being host has now fallen upon the shoulders of a reluctant Queen Chrysalis. The problem? She has never had to host any sort of celebration in her life, nor does she consider herself 'evil'.
Filled with doubts, the Changeling Queen turns to the one being in all the land who may be able to help her. Will the world's most famous party pony be able pull off the odd celebration and show the Queen of Deception that there may be more to life than brooding, or will the vile beings she's forced to be around convince her to be comfortable with her 'bad' side? And just what is the true intention held behind the creation of IGOM?
Recommended by elemenster.

Lightning Strikes
By Kail
The changelings have been defeated but is that the last of them? As the threat of the changelings grows an unlikely pair try to be a family to one another. One a changeling, cast off from the swarm. The other a little filly who only wants a family.
Recommended by elemenster.

Lines And Webs
It has been ten years since the defeat of the Changling Queen, and Equestria is again at peace. Twilight Sparkle and the Elements of Harmony have reached their prime, and have begun to settle down. Love and life abound in Ponyville, especially for Twilight's friends, but she has nopony to call her own.
There is a reason.
A series of events lead to a horrible revelation, and Twilight is thrust deep into a terrifying web of secrets and lies. Her peace is over.
This time, however, she won't be fighting monsters or madponies. What she faces will be much, much worse.
Act One of Two.
Lines And Webs II Dusk's Dangerous Game ... erous-Game
For four long years, Celestia's apprentice Twilight Sparkle, once a model pony and a hero among heroes, has waged a bitter and secret struggle with her onetime mentor. Though she works from the shadows, directing her forces from the Old Capitol in the Everfree Forest, Twilight Sparkle is unable to gain any advantage,
Likewise, Princess Celestia finds her once-faithful student far more cunning and elusive than she had anticipated, and even now searches for a way to bring Twilight Sparkle's rebellion to its knees.
It is a game of greys, of knives in the dark and of poisoned wine, where pawns are moved and traded and exchanged for greater advantage, all the while drawing both sides nearer to the conflict which shall tear Equestria in two.
At the center of this conflict is a new pawn, one who only wished to see the truth for herself. Drawn into a deadly game whose rules she does not understand, Sweetie Belle must learn to survive in a world where all is darkened, and nopony can be completely trusted.
Because when gods play chess, all pieces are expendable.
A nation will crumble, old enemies shall return in the most unexpected ways, and regardless of who is victorious, only one thing can be certain.
Nothing shall ever be the same.
By Airstream
Mentioned by Mantech1.
Unrecommended by Richardson. Yeah, HELL NO. It went from 'maybe, but kind of icky' to full on retard when it established Celestia as a short-sighted Tyrantlestia, and said that the entire friendship of the mane cast was orchestrated by her and it never really existed, with the rest of the bearers being semi-puppets for her in some mad scheme to force Twilight to give birth to an alicorn.

By TheMyth
After returning from the Dragon Migration, Spike begins to feel even lonelier with an empty space inside him (even though he proclaimed the ponies as his family)... All he wants is one thing really and the only pony who can give him that is a certain lavender unicorn
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Lost Legacies
By AkibaWhite
Derpy Hooves loses her job and home to personal failures and finds that her life of passivity and reckless indulgence have left her with nothing but an empty void in her heart. When she cries out for help, she receives two answers—one from a concerned Twilight Sparkle who tries to set her life back on track, and the other from a phantom mare who lashes her spirit to that of Silver Cross, traveling warrior and refugee of a destroyed nation.
The clumsy but well-intentioned optimism of the Elements of Harmony and the unshakable death wish of her new "soulmate" are challenging enough, but Derpy will have to contend with overzealous agents of the crown, romantic entanglements, wielders of impossible magic, an outrageously evil despot, and even the dreaded contents of Spike's Secret Stash before all's said and done. Little does Derpy understand that her pursuit of a way to fill the holes in her heart and mind will only draw her ever closer to the forbidden truths of Equestria's Lost History .
Recommended by sopchoppy. A strong rec for: Lost Legacies (I don't know if it has been recced before, but even if it has it needs to be recced again)- seriously this was one that I passed up a month or two ago when I read the description and it didn't peek my interest at the time. I started reading, and after chapter two I was completely hooked. Well written, fleshed out characters, mystery, adventure. If you have not heard of it, or passed it over like I did - give it a shot, worth your time.

Lunar Guards Always Work Overtime On Nightmare Night ... mare-Night
By Vigilance
It is Nightmare Night and Princess Luna is off to Ponyville for the festivities, leaving her Lunar Guards with the night off. As the night goes on however, the Lunar Guards left in Canterlot must face threats to themselves and the city. A one shot about Lunar Guard antics as they fight for Canterlot, their Princess, and their own lives.
Recommended by blake0831.

Luna's Night
By Deflare
Princess Luna is ready to take on her role as Princess of the Night once again upon the night of the winter solstice. She remains unhappy, though, for her subjects don't seem interested in what the night sky has to offer. Twilight Sparkle must take it upon herself to prove to the princess just how much Equestria loves the stars, and make this the best winter solstice ever.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Luna Visits The Dentist ... he-Dentist
By Nitrox
During Luna's banishment to the moon, there have been a great many advances in medical practices and technology, one of which being the field of dentistry. Being the devoted and loving sister that she is, Celestia has taken it upon herself to make her sister an appointment with one of the most skilled dentists around, Doctor Colgate! How will Luna's first cleaning go? Will she have any cavities? Gingivitis? Or, Celestia grant us strength, will she need braces? Will Honor Bound and Razor Edge be able to keep their princesses in check? Will Equestria ever be the same again?
Recommended by blake0831. Just as it says on the title. How hard could it be?

By Souldin
When sorting through a horde of ancient artefacts Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash accidentally activate the magical powers of a pair of bracelets which force the wearers to be in constant physical contact with one another. Stuck together until Twilight manages to find a way to remove the bracelets, the shy and timid pegasus must cope with re-emerging feelings, while the athletic and rash pegasus must cope with the various antics of a bunny rabbit out to get her.
Recommended by schpeelah.

By Ponky
Apple Bloom misses the way things used to be. Ponyville is changing, Equestria is changing, and her whole life changes when she's accepted to the Canterlot School of Art. But the Royal City isn't the way she remembers it from her fillyhood field trips: the drastic changes in government have brought on a surge of dangerous crime. Inspired by devastating personal losses, Apple Bloom dons a mask of her youth and takes to the nighttime streets of Canterlot, only to find that the root of its evils is darker than she ever imagined.
Recommended by Giant_Robot.

Martial Bliss
By Skywriter
Shining Armor learns the most important tactical lesson of his life.
Recommended by Vulpine Fury & Madfish. The author takes one of the gags from the Season 3 premiere and turns it into Monty Python-esque insanity.

By Arbiter Balemead
When Twilight finds a horribly distraught Gilda in the library, begging for help with Rainbow Dash, what is she to do? Twilight, the number one expert on friendship, has been asked to help with a friendship issue, so why not? It should make an interesting letter to the Princess if nothing else.
Recommended by Questiondeca. On actual recommendations, the unique Twilight/Gilda ship story misperceptions has been reposted after it's author had deleted it during fever dreams/hallucinations.

Miss Sparkle Goes To Canterlot ... -Canterlot
By Fon Shaolin
Twilight Sparkle attends her first Election Day as a citizen of Ponyville! However, things don't go according to plan when her own notoriety catches up with her a few hours before the votes are cast. Twilight is forced to reconcile both her time as a royal insider and her new position as a member of the Common Assembly, but can her personal morals live up to her political responsibilities? Can her loyalty to Celestia?
Recommended by schpeelah. Miss Sparkle Goes to Canterlot is kind of like that. Except she only got voted Senator.

My Little Alicorn
Luna has had enough of Celestia's games, and has found the perfect means of revenge. Using a long-forbidden spell, she transforms her sister into little more than a small filly, all so she could pull the greatest prank ever. Unfortunately, she soon learns that before you fool around with dangerous magic, you really need to read the fine print...
My Little Alicorn II Bringing Up Blueblood ... -Blueblood
After the events of "My Little Alicorn," everything seemed to be back to normal...except for one pony. Prince Blueblood is now trapped as a colt, his title, possessions and birthright stripped for his crimes. Before Princess Celestia will return him to normal, however, he must prove himself by attending Magic Kindergarten. Even worse, his current situation has attracted the vengeful gaze of two ponies he has offended in the past: the Captain of the Royal Guard and the Moon Princess.
Will Blueblood rise above his past self and emerge a better pony? Or will he sink back into his old depravity, and be stuck a colt for the long term?
By InsertAuthorHere
Recommended by Richardson.

My Little Dragon
By Metal Pony Fan
Many years ago, shortly before the birth of one Twilight Sparkle, Celestia, ruler of Equestria, found a small item in a forest. That item? An egg. Around the same time, in another place, Celestia, ruler of Draconica found something small in a forest. That thing? A pony.
Recommended by elemenster.

My Little Earth: Humans Are Special ... re-Special
By Skyler Walker
A botched viewing spell has sent Twilight Sparkle to Earth and into the care of Kyle West. Having been turned into a human, the local species, Twilight Sparkle relies on her host to help her as she finds a way back to Equestria. And, in the meantime, she decides to learn about humans and the world they live in; the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan & Dalek Ix. In which Twilight arrives, as a human, into the average Joe's house in Canada. Something rather interesting is that Twilight is very much the scientist here, and even writes down reports on what she's learned on humanity. The bloke that's taking care of her feels like an actual person. All in all, I found it rather refreshing.
One note I'd like to add is that it seems to be turning the typical "brony is now a pony in equestria lololololz" plot on it's head, with all that that implies. Twilight is a adapting alarmingly well to life as a human. I hope the author does not fall prey to the monster that is shipping.

My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return ... rn.244197/
By Wragnaroq ... oq.283662/
Recommended by Khaos. Exactly as the title implies, MLP in some kind of D&D world with mages, paladins, druids... Decent start, but nothing canon derailing yet, still waiting.

My Little Tavi
By psp7master
Music. Music is the epitome of everything that a person holds dear; everything that makes it worth living in this grim reality. Music is more than love, and life, and death, and it is love, and life, and death, - all at the same time. Music is the last frontier of mind, the last boundary a soul has to cross to break through.
When a person loses their connection to music, they lose the point of their existence, even if they do not realise it at first. The world breaks them down, and they wallow in the deep seas of misery, hopelessly trying to grasp at the straws that had been connecting them to reality.
Can one person regain the music in his soul? With a little help of a true musical talent, all be it from a different realm, he will set out on a trip to recovery. Because the future is always bright. ...Right?
Mentioned by Cody Fett. Obviously based off of MLD, but by a fairly popular author. There's almost an equal number of dislikes to likes though. So I went to the comments section to see a more in-depth explanation, and, well . . . flamewar.

My Little Teelo
Usually "Human-In-Equestria" stories involve bronies. What if instead the person involved is just outside the target demographic but violently allergic to rainbows and singing equines of a distinctly dazzling hue?
She hadn't wanted to come but she wasn't given a choice. The ponies were garish, the monsters were scary and her options were limited. If she ever wanted to see home again she'd have to solve the mystery behind her kidnapping while making sure she stayed alive long enough to do it...
My Little Teelo: Winter's Silence ... 7s-Silence
Teelo thought her adventure in Equestria was a one-time thing. Discord defeated, world saved, mission accomplished, right? But what if Discord was inadvertently protecting Equestria from something worse?
This is a "human goes to Equestria" story. It takes place not quite one year after My Little Teelo.
By Ardwolf
Recommended by Ookami Youma.

My Mother Moves The Moon ... s-the-moon
By That One Kid
Meet Pipsqueak.
Pipsqueak, or "Pip" as he prefers to be called, has quite the imagination. There are times when he is a fearsome pirate, scourge of the seas of Equestria. There have also been times when Pipsqueak has fantasized about being a gallant prince, traveling the land, saving fair maidens, slaying wicked beasts, and being hailed as a hero by his peers. Not once did he ever imagine he'd get exactly what he wished for in the form of Princess Luna adopting him, making him an actual prince! Soon enough, Pip learns that being a prince isn't as glamorous as he thought it to be, and that there are more than a few downsides to being a part of the royal family. One in particular downside coming in the form of a nuisance named Blueblood.
On the other side of the coin, Princess Luna must adjust to her newly-found position of motherhood, balancing the task of providing her adopted foal as normal a life as possible for a young prince, while also making sure the nobility and paparazzi keep their hooves out of their business. Fortunately, this mare not only has the entirety of the Royal Guard, including her own Night Guard at her disposal, but her sister and niece also happen to be fiercely protective of the newest member of their family.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

Myths And Birthrights ... irthrights
By Tundara
As her twenty-first birthday dawns, Twilight Sparkle finds her simple life turned upside down. While her birthright forces itself into her life, Twilight also has to deal with the arrival of three Alicorns. No pony knows where they came from or what they want, and the Alicorns seem intent on keeping themselves and their purposes hidden. To uncover the truth, Twilight will set sail for distant, ancient lands with old and new friends.
Side-quel to The Longest Night.
Side-Stories: Velvet Sparkle and the Queen in Stone
Recommended by Chojomeka.

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My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5-II-c

Never Judge A Book By Its Cover ... -its-cover
By LightStriker
A young filly's special talent is magic but she is an earth pony.
The story of a young virtuose who can't hear or play music.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Nightmare Or Nyx?
By Pen Stroke
Side-story to Past Sins - Spike almost lost Twilight to a hangmare's noose, but now Twilight is safe and Nyx is a filly again. Normal life is returning. Still, Spike can't ignore the fact that Nyx just isn't the same as he remembers her. Her temper is more volatile, and, when she gets angry, all he can see is the rage-driven Nightmare Moon of legend.
And thus Spike has to wonder: Is Nyx truly reformed, or is she one bad tantrum away from calling herself Nightmare Moon again?
Recommended by Questiondeca. Pen Stroke has written a new side-story/one-shot sequel to Past Sins, showing Spike's point of view to the events following Nyx's return to childhood.

Nightmare Woon
By Whalesbefreeyo
Nightmare Moon always had a backup plan if she ever were defeated; she would slowly regenerate herself and regain her power. The problem is she never expected to come back as a defenseless filly, or to return directly in front of the princesses. As punishment for her past crimes, Luna has given her a sentence far worse than being sent to the moon again. Nightmare Moon must move in with Twilight and report to Luna on the magic of friendship. She's not very happy about it.
Recommended by elemenster. a nice bit of silly fun

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

By BronyWriter
A human in Equestria story? Good lord, how does it feel to be so creative and original? I mean, there's no way that that sort of thing has been done before, right? Well anyway...where was I? Oh yes, I have always heard about the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but good gravy I would never watch the darned thing! What am I, five? *mumbles angrily* However, that didn't stop...something from transporting me into the world of the show so here I Equestria...trying to get home...this is gonna be interesting.
Recommended by r0b0panda. As it says in the title, a human gets sent to Equestria, BUT he's not a brony. He knows of the show, has seen the first 2 episodes, and hates it. An interesting thing to note is: he punched Celestia in the face.

No Pinkie
By LightStriker
Following "Too Many Pinkie Pies", what if Twilight made a mistake and chose the wrong Pinkie? Or did she?
Maybe she simply didn't have any choice. And what was that strange book?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

By Charcoal Quill
Twilight Sparkle had been looking forward to a quiet, relaxing day with a friend, and at first it seemed that Fluttershy could provide just that. But when Twilight makes a rather unsettling discovery about the pegasus – and her unusually sanguine appetite – the knowledge proves to be anything but relaxing...
Recommended by Richardson. Yeah. That just happened. I don't know how Twilight missed that before.

Nyx's Family
By RealityCheck
Twilight has to help update the woefully out-of-date library system of the Crystal Empire. Fortunately this means she has an opportunity to introduce Nyx to the rest of her family, starting with Nyx's aunt and uncle. Nyx, of course, is thrilled to death. Until she finds out who her aunt and uncle are....
Recommended by blake0831 & Vulpine Fury. About after the events of the 'Past Sins' rewrite, which was post-S2.

Only Human: A Lyra Heartstrings Production ... production
By Smoking Gun
Name: Lyra Heartstrings. Occupation: Cartoonist.
Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.
With the help of her executive producer, Bon Bon, Lyra starts to make an unprecedented impact in Equestria. Making friends, enemies and... other.
Can Lyra make it in the world of television? Will the Equestria take to these new 'humans'? You'll have to tune into the Pub network every Saturday at 1PM to find out!
Recommended by StormBlade.

On Wings Of Change ... -of-Change
By Kobalstromo
What does it mean to be Normal? According to the dictionary, Normal is conforming to a standard; the usual, typical, or expected. It's almost scary really. That such a simple word can define the lives of so many. Day in and day out we toil in the machinations of society in an effort to maintain the status quo handed down from the generation that preceded us, all in the name of this Normal. What price would you pay for your Normal? Would you give up all your bits? Your home? Your friends? What if I told you that the 'Normal' you ponies cherish so much came at the cost of everything I hold dear?
My name is Twilight Sparkle, and I am not Normal...'
Recommended by Richardson.

Order Up!
By Sparkler
They say that a pony's special talent is neither good nor evil - it just is, and it's what you do with your cutie mark that matters. But when you live in the vegan nation of Equestria, how do you live down a special talent for cooking meat?
Recommended by permutant. Both stories are original and rather well written. Unfortunately, neither is very far along, but both show promise, particularly the former.

Out Of The Old, Into The New ... to-the-New
By SentientHydra
The year is 2154, Humanity is on the cusp of interstellar travel, with the earth united under a single banner. Then an anomaly is detected, 0.75 light years from the sun a Wormhole has formed, large enough to swallow a planet and stable enough to stay open for years at a time, in a rush of scientific progress a vessel is built and crewed with the cream of humanity, the best astronauts from around the solar system.
Then it sets out across the stars, a physics defying engine driving the ship towards this gateway to places and times unknown.
A universe away, a purple coated unicorn trains her telescopes to the night sky, and notices a strange object in the sky. A hole in the endless dark between stars, through which another dimension can be seen.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Out Of Touch
By ToixStory
A young inventor named Tinker has her life turned around with the arrival of a mysterious mare in a crimson cloak and a tattoo in the shape of a draconequus that runs the length of her body. When their fates become intertwined, Tinker will travel through time and space with the pony once known as Twilight Sparkle and witness the nature of her universe and the ponies who inhabit it.
Recommended by Khaos. A fairly original fic, meet Tinker who accidental found herself following a time traveling Twilight Sparkle with a Discord Tattoo on her body.

Palace Perils
By Rated PonyStar
All Princess Luna wanted was to wake up and enjoy her night, but after getting pranked one too many times by Philomena she is determined to get revenge. Can the palace withstand a prank war between these two?
Recommended by WhiteDragon25.

By SlyWit
Celestia and Luna were born as unassuming foals in troubled times. But already marked for greatness, the simple earth ponies stand to face a world set against them, full of danger, fear, and sadness. A world they will change forever.
A sweeping epic taking place before Equestria was made, where Celestia and Luna must rise from normal foals to become the Princesses we know them as, beset from all sides by monsters, other ponies, and even the forces that govern nature. Their tale is as tragic as it is triumphant.
Recommended by sopchoppy.

Pinkie & The Brain
By ItsDoctorWhooves
The annual Ponyville Flea Market is going on, and Pinkie found a very interesting object; an attachable unicorn horn.
Assuming it's just a joke item, Pinkie buys it, hoping to use it as a method of making the Cakes' Twins laugh. But when she discovers that the horn is fully functional...
Can you honestly ever say you would trust Pinkie with Magic?
Recommended by Richardson. Pinkie just found the 'there and gone again' magic shop of Ponyville. We're all gonna DIE.

Pinkie Pie Meets The Universe ... e-Universe
By Cobra Commander
Have you ever felt like the Universe was out to get you? Well, pat yourself on the back, because you're absolutely right. The Universe is a huge jerk, and its favorite pastime is frying planets with supernovas the moment so much as an amoeba crawls out of the primordial soup.
Given its track record, what will happen when the Universe stumbles across a certain planet inhabited by magical technicolor ponies? The biggest party ever, if Pinkie Pie has anything to say about it!
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. A very humorous one shot.

Pinkie Pie, Psychologest ... ychologest
By Masterweaver
Pinkie Pie throws excellent parties. This is a fact of life, like Fluttershy being rather demure, or Rarity having a sense of style. But the fact is, Pinkie's parties cost bits, and her job at the bakery isn't supporting her passions anymore. So she dusts off her degree and opens a side business...
Recommended by elemenster.

Pinkie Watches Paint Dry ... -Paint-Dry
By AbsoluteAnonymous
Pinkie Pie has an existential crisis while painting her room. This self-parody is dedicated to Professor Piggy, who once told me that I could write a story about Pinkie watching paint dry and weave it into an incredible psychological journey. Let's see if he was right.
Recommended by Khaos. Surprisingly, it's rather good, it's structured like a story with a beginning, a middle and an end, and isn't nonsensical rambling.

Polarity: A Tale Of Two Sisters ... wo-sisters
By Shinzakura
Part of the All-American Girl continuity.
For Derpy Hooves, life is never easy. Even as an accomplished scientist and scholar, she still has to contend with a twin sister that hates her, living alone in a tiny town and working a dead-end job, and, of course, her eyes, which causes her to be clumsier in public than she normally is. For her, life sucks.
But now, Derpy has to face a decision that could rock the very foundations of her family, her life and her future. And if that wasn't enough, one of the neighborhood foals, Sparkler, may need her help desperately. And to top it all off, a secret project of hers might just change the world of ponydom forever.
She's got a lot on her hooves. Maybe too much.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Derpy's a genius, a stand-up member of the community, and a damn fine inventor with a few sales problems who perseveres despite the challenges stacked against her by her looks. Her simple life is thrown into chaos though after a night of indiscretion with her twin sister's husband and a baby sitting job with a filly named Sparkler. Will Derpy have the strength to work through her problems or will the soap opera her life has become tear her to adorable pieces?

Ponies On Earth! ... &group=611
Humanized ponies! Ponies fall to earth! Lets have fun!
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

Ponyville SWAT
By Fiddlebottoms
When Twilight Sparkle discovers that Applejack has been selling marijuana to the citizens of Ponyville, she calls upon the most effective anti-drug enforcement agents in existence: The *Record Scratch* SWAT.
It ends as well as you might expect. Ah, well.
Recommended by Erik Tiber. I have found a hilarious parody of, well, a lot of stuff.

Potion Conmotion
By Ladyhart21
Rainbow Dash is having an excellent day - that is until a desperate thirst drags her from the sky and into a mess that may take more than simple magic to cure. Can real love bloom amidst the kerfuffle, or will shenanigans reign supreme in this tale of epic cliches and awkward matches?
Recommended by schpeelah. Potion Commotion shows promise. Rainbow Dash is affected by a potion that makes her feel target-appropriate* forms of love to anypony she locks eyes with. Twilight needs to save the day.

Predictions And Prophecies ... prophecies
By WaferTin
Is the future set in stone?
It’s something Twilight Sparkle never really thought about before. Dealing with the future only ever caused her problems; she'd much rather focus on the present.
But what happens when her future is forced upon her? What happens when she is told she must do something she could never—would never—do?
How far would you go to escape your fate? Would you change your very self to match your destiny, or would you fight to change the future?
A life is at risk; Twilight's mind is at stake—And a prophecy must be fulfilled...
Recommended by Jorlem. I'd like to rec the story Predictions and Prophecies. The plot kicks off with somepony slipping Twilight a book of prophecies, the last one being rather horrifying. Twilight, understandably, starts panicking. It is only on its fourth chapter, so I don't know quite know it will go, but I think what is up so far is pretty good.

Prismatic Shift
By Carpetbagger
Rainbow Dash unleashes a new stunt she created for the latest Wonderbolts tryout session. Feeling confused about her chances at becoming a professional stunt flyer she returns to Ponyville and await the impending news. But things aren't what she exactly remembers.
Recommended by ThePulse. In all seriousness, Rainbow performs an Orbital Drop Double Rainboom in an attempt to make the Wonderbolts tryouts. Spitfire has to turn her down though, because unlike RD, Spitz knows that Rainbow is on a completely different level than the lot of them, and joining the Wonderbolts would hold her back. RD doesn't know this is the reason, however, so she returns home battered, exhausted, and she went into space.
Things take an odd turn however, when Rainbow starts having dizzy spells and blacking out and such. This would be understandable considering her orbital rainboom stunt, but the problem here is that things start...changing around Rainbow Dash, and while she notices these things, everyone around her thinks that the changes are th e way thi ngs have al wa y s b e e n

Prison Of Stone
By P0nies
Why me, of all ponies, must I be punished?
[Tags omitted for plot reasons]
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

Pro Corvo
By RavensDagger
Ravens. The most intelligent creature to take to the air. Creatures that strike fear and give rise to superstition in the hearts of the weary and weak.
One of these creatures, Lord Noble Eyes, is a bird in need. To accomplish his mission, and to save his murder, he must come into contact with six mares.
But how does communication work, when both sides are so different?
Everything is a matter of perception.
Recommended by Alamo.

Promises Of A Sibling ... -a-Sibling
By P0nies
Big brother best friend... Forever...
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts. Big brother best friend... Forever...

By WaterloggedBrony
Twilight Sparkle awakens in Canterlot, to her confusion, and finds no means of contacting her friends back in Ponyville. Perplexed, she seeks out the Princess for advice, but finds herself finding more questions than answers. What starts as a simple issue of waking up in the wrong bed becomes...
Recommended by Questiondeca. The fairly depressing fic Proxy has updated, and Celestia's madness has reached the talking to herself phase.

By LightStriker
Luna has taken a filly as student in magic.
But not everypony agree with her choice when that filly is an earth pony.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

Quizzical Greystone has just come to Ponyville as an assistant in Friendship Research. Such a socially inept filly might not be the best pony for the job. But this just might be the job she needs. If you can't make friends in Ponyville can you make friends anywhere?
Quizzical II Thweet Geniuth
Twist is competing in the most illustrious candy making competition in all of Equestria. But her friend Quizzical Greystone has discovered something unsavory happening behind the scenes. Can this socially awkward filly save her friend from being cheated? This is the sequel to "Quizzical."
By JMac
Recommended by Chojomeka.

Rainbooms And Royalty ... nd-Royalty
This is an idea that wouldn't leave my head, inspired by Fairy Slayer's "Mommy Nearest," Aldea Donder's "Alicorn," SoundofRainfall's "Play" and RainbowDoubleDash's "Lunaverse"
Alternate Universe: Instead of Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia made Rainbow Dash her personal student instead! Follow her through the events of the 1,000th Summer Sun Celebration. A reimagining of "Friendship is Magic"
Rainbooms And Royalty II May The Best Friends Win ... riends-Win
Taking place a month after the conclusion of "Rainbooms and Royalty," Rainbow Dash is settling into her new life in Ponyville. On the whole, it's great! But as some minor tensions crop up at her job and her new life, an old friend comes into town to turn everything upside down. What's a pony to do?
By Trinary
Recommended by truth is life. It's quite a new story, but it's a sequel to the excellent Rainbooms and Royalty (from the same author, of course), so I think I can recommend this even so.

Raising A Human In Equestria ... -equestria
By Flame6666
The earlier chapters are currently being rewritten by The Special Pegasus.
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!
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. A very cute story. Five years before the start of the show, the ponies raise a strange creature from outside of Equestria.

Read It And Sneak
By hawthornbunny
Ever wondered what might have happened in 'Read it and Weep' if Rainbow Dash had decided to steal the Daring Do book from Twilight, instead of the hospital? This is my attempt at an alternate ending to that episode. It's also my first story, so apologies if it's no good. Criticism is welcomed!
Recommended by Alamo. An amusing alternate ending to an episode. The characterization is spot on.

Following their brutal murders, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity get a second chance. Unknown to each of them, their murderer has gotten a second chance as well.
The unofficial sequel to one of the original FiM Grimdark stories, "The Severing of Friendship." If you haven't read that you won't know what's going on. Link to said story:
Reconnection II Breaking The Circle ... the-circle
Once again defeated, Twilight Sparkle is given a third chance. And a fourth, and a fifth....
By A Fistful of Apples ... f%20Apples

Red Velvet
By mechafone
This was done for a sort of competition on deviantart. Red Svelt has spent the last years of her life just barely hanging on to her cake shop. One night, a near-death experience changes everything.
Recommended by Shinzakura. Now, since this is a recommendation thread, i'm going to go with Red Velvet. It's short, sweet and mystical, and I really hope the author does more with it.

Researcher Twilight ... r-Twilight
By NATOstrike
Twilight Sparkle has been a student, personal protege, and friend of Princess Celestia for many years. However, when the Princess appoints her to be the new Grand Magus of the Equestrian Royal Court, everything changes. Celestia becomes reluctant and unwilling to teach Twilight anything more advanced than what is absolutely necessary to perform her new duties.
What is Celestia hiding? What is the Princess protecting?
Celestia's attempt to withhold knowledge from Twilight tragically backfires, pushing the student to learn everything she can of magic, the workings of the world, and the Princess's secrets. No matter the cost, no matter how forbidden these areas of study are, Twilight is determined to learn the truth.
Twilight is taking the first steps of a journey that once started, cannot be taken back.
Mentioned by Khaos.

Role Reversal
By JJ GingerHooves
After repeatedly being excluded and left behind from the Mane 6's adventures, only to do his chores at the library, Spike begins to feel bitter about his role as Twilight's assistant.
But upon seeing a shooting star one fateful night, he makes a wish that turns his life upside down.
The results of this wish will force Spike to discover the true meaning of purposes in life, friendship and most importantly, being wary of what you wish for.
Recommended by Questiondeca. Role Reversal has updated to 16, and the story approaches it's end.

Sanctioned Necromancy ... necromancy
By One-Of-Three-Names
While the princesses of Equestria do a very good job keeping their land a peaceful and bright place, this does not mean that darker and more insidious forces do not exist.
In order to combat these powers, one must understand them, and Celestia has ensured that there is always at least one living pony in Canterlot who does. For the past several years that pony has been Pale Bones, aided by his assistant Scarlet Shade. They spend most of their time in a hidden archive beneath Canterlot's library, researching the dark underbelly of Equestria and the dangerous abilities its denizens wield.
Recommended by elemenster & Baladar. heres a new one sanctioned necromancy its and interesting fic about well heres the summary

Sanctity Of Life
By SilverSolstice
When Scootaloo learns what the Ancient Pegasi did to their foals that couldn't fly, she's afraid the same fate awaits her. A trip to Cloudsdale with her idol Rainbow Dash teaches Scootaloo what her life is really worth. (A response to Rainbow Factory)
Recommended by Cody Fett. A response to Rainbow Factory where Scootaloo finds out about ancient pegasi practicing "the Spartan way" and begins fearing for her life when Rainbow Dash takes her on a trip to Cloudsdale. Everything turns out all right in the end.

Scientific Curiosity ... -Curiosity
By Anonymous Pegasus
Twilight Sparkle decides to try a special herb the Cake's procured from Zecora, originally used to make Pinkie Pie less... hyper.
Done purely for comedy!
Recommended by RK_Striker_JK_5. Twilight tries some 'medicinal herbs'.

By GrassAndClouds2
Just about everypony in Ponyville knows Scootaloo. She's your normal, carefree pegasus foal who crusades for her cutie mark, zips around town on her scooter, and looks up to her idol Rainbow Dash. But what if that's not all there is to her? Scootaloo worries that her friends will find out that she's not the foal they know and love, or that she's not even a foal at all. But, when her secret does come out, their reactions might surprise her.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Tentatively recommending Scootaling at the moment. If you haven't guessed by the title it's a story where Scootaloo is actually a changeling, not much else to say at the moment.

Scootaloo's Chaotic Family ... tic-Family
By Schrodinger's Pony
Scootaloo, as we all know, has no parents and lives in the Cutie Mark Crusader's club house. But not for long. No, Scootaloo has finally found somepony who understands her. Somepony who is willing to be a parent!
That somepony is Discord.
How will Scootaloo adjust to her new life as the daughter of chaos incarnate? What will her friends think? Can she convince Cheerilee to be her new dad's special somepony? Will she get her cutie mark?
Recommended by elemenster. also scootaloos chaotic family is adorably and writen in a half narated by discord style (note does not take itself seriously in the slightest)

Seeing The Pattern ... he-Pattern
By Aegis Shield
Every night when Pinkie Pie goes to bed, Pinkamina rises. Using the cryptic powers of the Pinkie Sense, she deciphers the clues and goes out to prevent the deaths of others. Meanwhile, the Stallion Lickity Split is developing feelings for Pinkie's darker half, and the Royal Sisters do NOT like Pinkamina messing with fate.
Recommended by Madfish.

Shadow Of The Sun
By Starwin
The sun has stopped moving causing the surface of Equestria to become boiling hot. Twilight and friends must set out in search of answers in a hostile environment, with the never ending wrath of the sun beating down on them. Their travels will take them across Equestria and bring them face to face with their worst fears.
Recommended by sopchoppy. Not enough of the story yet for me to really make a call, but the writing is decent and I am intrigued.

Shame At The Checkout ... e-checkout
By nygiants93
While Rainbow Dash is an avid Daring Do fan, she has no merchandise outside of the books to show for it. Now, staring at a 'Daring Do' wallet, she contemplates whether or not to purchase it. In doing so, she hopes to overcome her phobia of publicly expressing her love of the "childish" series.
Will she succeed? Or will she be humiliated?
Recommended by usenglish. Just read a fairly enjoyable one shot: "Shame at the Checkout by nygiants93"

By JMac
The Chalk Family Cemetery is said to be the most haunted place in all of Equestria. On Nightmare Night eve Miss Cheerilee's class take a guided tour of the cemetery. An old-fashioned ghost story.
Recommended by Chojomeka. sure it's kinda obvious as to what direction it's going to go in but it's sad yet has just enough feels to be just right.

By Corejo
Pinkie Pie is beyond excited to teach Twilight baking, and Twilight couldn't be a more perfect learner, thanks to her book. But as they begin creating their delicate delicacies, Twilight realizes just how wrong she really is.
Recommended by Alamo. Next, a look at what happens when someone approaches cooking as if it was chemistry.

Starlight Over Detrot: A Noir Tale ... -noir-tale
By CEOKasen and Chessie
Monster attacks. Crime. Illegal hallucinogens made from electric fruit.
They say things didn't use to be like this. They say things were different, before Luna came back 60 years ago, but Detective Hard "Hardy" Boiled of the Detrot Police Department has never known any world other than that demarcated by the seedy streets of his beloved decaying metropolis; a world in which the coroners sing and dance, surveillance bugs have personality disorders, and the Chief of Police is a scarier entity than most of the eldritch things the city attracts.
The grey unicorn who turned up dead outside the posh High Step Hotel seemed like just another case, but her missing horn is the pointy tip of a very large and nasty iceberg. It's up to Hardy and his friends - a rejected monster hunter, a psychic cab driver, and an underground antiques heir - to find out what’s going on in an investigation that promises to turn Detrot upside-down and inside-out.
Especially if Hardy has anything to say about it.
Recommended by Toon Warrior.

By xTSGx
I've heard them all: “unoriginal”, “unlikable”, “lacking”, “bland”, “autodislike”, “common”, “nothing but a train wreck”. Every insult only serving to further my sadness and loneliness. Why? All because of my fur color.
Recommended by Vulpine Fury & RK_Striker_JK_5. What would happen if a normal pony were treated differently just because of her coat color?

Stone And Secrets
By NinjaKraken
The truth often entails far more than we realize.
It seems Celestia has been hiding something for a very long time. As her Faithful Student, Twilight feels it her duty to investigate, but the tapestry she unravels is more complicated than she realizes, and sometimes the past does not want to be part of the present.
In the past, a strange pony by the name of Shining Smiles has taken a shine to Celestia, and while there is no denying that the two make one another happy, there is also no denying that there can be no simple destination for their friendship to go to.
In the present, Twilight soon finds herself looking to Chaos magic and Discord himself for answers, but it soon becomes clear that this quest to help Celestia will by no means be simple.
Presented along two timelines, going back and forth between Celestia many, many years ago and Twilight during the "current" time. Scenes will be in chronological order within their timelines, with a few exceptions.
Mentioned by Ninja Kraken. Anyone care to give my story a shot? It's got a pretty good premise, and I promise the writing won't let you down.

Stories Of A Warden ... f-a-warden
By Rosencranz
The Warden of the Everfree forest was a pegasus who lived isolated and alone in the woods, studying the magic of nature until the day a letter from Princess Celestia arrived, assigning him to aid a cartological expedition in the heart of the tropics. Accompanied by a cocky unicorn and a surly ex-royal guard, he now embarks on a journey at sea to map the unknown. What he finds there, on an island brimming with natural magic, may change him, and the world of magic, for years to come.
Recommended by Toon Warrior. This fic has very interesting OCs, great wordbuilding, and an engaging plot. Another criminally underrated story on FIMFiction I highly reccomend.

Stubborn As Ponies ... -as-Ponies
By Esle Ynopemos
A pony is called stubborn when they refuse to change their mind no matter the persuasion against them. A pony is called persistent in hindsight when their refusal turns out to be a wise decision. "Persistence" is nothing more than what they call stubbornness when it turns out to have been for the best all along.
Pinkie Pie and Applejack may or may not be persistent, but they are most definitely stubborn.
Recommended by schpeelah.
"Applejack, I love you."
"Well ah don't feel the same way Pinkie."
"...Challenge accepted."

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice ... thing-Nice
By Donnys Boy
There are costs to being nice, to being the pony who's always kind, to being the pony who tries so hard to make everyone smile. Terrible, terrible costs.
This is (not) a love story.
Recommended by schpeelah.

Summer Days
By Nicknack
Summer is the perfect season for things that grow. However, growth needs fuel, warmth can burn, and romance can be the most volatile fire there is. After she leaves Ponyville and lands a job as a city guard, Gilda will have summer days that are filled with lessons of growth, of love, and of pain.
Recommended by Questiondeca.

Sunflower - Side Projects ... e-projects
By Hoopy McGee
No story ever truly ends, and some stories have parts that remain hidden until they are unearthed.
This will be a collection of stories related to Project: Sunflower. Stories as yet unheard, and things that come after the end.
Recommended by Madfish. Also the first Project Sunflower side story is up Sunflower Side Projects: The Sunflower Interview

Sweet Escape
By Bob From Bottles
Luna is on a mission to save Equestria. With so many ponies gaining weight, she feels it is time to put down the cake and pick up a salad. The dieting and exercise begins today. Now, if only she could find a way to let her sister know.
Recommended by blake0831. Luna and Celestia hijinks ensues!

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-09-08 05:42am

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5-II-d

By Smudge Proof
Two changelings wander out of a hive ruled by mayhem after the failed attack on Canterlot... and wonder what to make of the strange new memories they now possess.
Are they the long-lost Apple parents, or are they just a pale image?
Recommended by Richardson. Two changelings show up, claiming to be the Apple Parents. No clue what the truth is.

TCB: Parallel Universes ... -Universes
By CplHenderson
Eight years ago, Equestria emerged in the South Pacific Ocean. Two weeks after, the bureaus opened. Three weeks after that... they declared war.
Now, in the last days of man, a man fighting for humanity gets transported into a vastly different Equestria
Mentioned by cpj1227. Finally, TCB: Parallel Universes seems to be using a similar premise as The Other Side of the Spectrum save for the fact that the story's canon Equestria came into contact with Earth Widening the Lens or All-American Girl style and began an amicable, non-ponifying relationship with its respective Earth.

Terminal Velocity
By P0nies
There once was a time for her to laugh and sing. There was...
Mentioned by GlaringThoughts.

That Night, Atop The Tower ... -the-Tower
By SoundofRainfall
Mere weeks before the Royal Wedding, Princess Celestia calls a private meeting with Cadance in the middle of the night. As uncomfortable truths are revealed, the bride-to-be soon begins to realize just how serious her love for Shining Armor is...
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,840 - Reviews: 18 - Published: 5-4-12 - Princess Celestia - Complete
Recommended by StormBlade. Its a written as a pre-RCW chat between Celestia and Cadence and while I found some of their conversation a little predictable it didn't fail to strike my feels. And dat ending

The Abyssal Forge
By Ponydora Prancypants
Rarity was certain her troubles with magical gemstones had ended, but an unexpected royal visit soon convinces her otherwise. In order to save an ailing Princess, stop an ancient menace, and avert a disaster that threatens the survival of a lost tribe of ponies, Rarity, Blueblood, and a brave group of friends will travel to strange and foreign lands, and into the fathomless depths beneath tormented seas. In her quest to uncover the secrets of the Abyssal Forge, Rarity will have to use all her charm, wit, and skill—and rely on allies old and new—as the unlikeliest of ponies once again attempts to save the world in style.
Recommended by Chojomeka. And it looks like Rarity's about to go on another adventure full of deadly intrigue and Luna being Luna.

The Art Of Rainbow Engineering ... ngineering
By Pineta
Can you make a rainbow just with sunlight and water? No magic required? With the help of the pegasus weather team, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle investigate.
Recommended by Alamo.

The Assumption Of Applejack -or- Appletheosis ... pletheosis
Applejack's life is turned upside-down after she suddenly inherits the full powers of a goddess. She insists that it isn't a big deal and that she's the same pony as always, just bigger. Meanwhile, everypony else starts making demands on her and placing expectations on the 'new princess'. When the constant stream of petitions and gawkers starts interfering with farm work, Applejack reacts a bit strongly. Luna, fearing the worst, is determined to rescue Applejack from corruption, further irritating the farm pony. Will Applejack accept her destiny, or is destiny what you make of it?
The Assumption Of Applejack II In The Service Of The Goddess ... he-goddess
Immediately following the events of Appletheosis, Applejack must relearn her place in the world as the new Princess Mara of Equestria. Meanwhile, her family and friends have their own troubles with the changes. Through it all, little Merry May, first in the service of her goddess, tries to hold things together and keep everypony sane and happy.
By Blue Print
Recommended by elemenster & Nikas. pitty shure this hassnt been reced

The Birth Of Achlys ... -of-Achlys
By bladespark
Once upon a time there was a slime mold... A pretty weird OC origin story I wrote for fun. Don't read if you don't like original characters!
My Little Pony - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,606 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5-27-12 - Complete
Recommended by NHO. So, there is an old fic. About quite interesting OC. It is a thing of magic and simple, but efficient organism in pony form. BEHOLD! Slime mold Alicorn!
What we could do with her? Beyond inflicting multiple kinds of horror to Rarity, science spree from Twilight and frustration of princesses and Nightmare. Because slime mold is simple and does not get entire "Nightmare" thing.

The Broken Mare
Twilight Sparkle wakes up on the edge of the Everfree Forest, with no memory of how she got there, or why she is now several months pregnant. The last thing she remembers is getting home to Ponyville after attending her brother's wedding. What happened? Why is she with foal? And why has Fluttershy's cottage been abandoned for some time?
The Broken Mare II The Rogue Stallion ... e-Stallion
While ensuring that the Nightmare has once again been banished to the Moon, Luna is attacked while teleporting back.
A stallion has escaped from the lunar prison. Who is this pony? Is he controlled by the Nightmare? What is he after?
Is Twilight's daughter in danger?
By darkangel_31314
Recommended by Richardson. Twilight's been gone for a year, kidnapped and presumed dead at the hooves of the remaining whips of the Nightmare. Well, at least until she turns up, pregnant and unable to remember anything after the wedding. Looks like it's about to wrap up, short and bittersweet but about to get much better for Twilight, and her child who was to be the Nightmare's vessel. The author didn't drag it out into some massive psycological thriller in the middle of Twilight's mind, or any of the other standard fare, but kept it more along the lines of the show, even if still somewhat darker.

The Brony Bookclub Podcast ... 20Bookclub
A podcast about MLP fanfiction.
Mentioned by Cody Fett.

The Candy Cane-Coated Conundrum ... -conundrum
By Quisky
Luna has always known the tale of Hearth's Warming Eve, considering she was alive when the events transpired, but can she become accustomed to the modern day traditions that now revolve around the holiday?
Recommended by Harry Leferts & blake0831. Here's a nice one for the season.

The Canterlot Embassy ... ot-embassy
By Guesswork
The United Nations Embassy, Canterlot. Dedicated to promoting peaceful exchange-- economic, technological, cultural-- between humans and equines. But when a terrorist's plot ignites a firestorm of hidden racial-tension, the Embassy's eccentric, multi-species team of political operatives must scramble to forestall disaster. Can they hold together their nascent alliance and prevent First Contact from becoming a war between technology and magic?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan & Arkalest. Sort of like West Wing and News Hour meets MLP FIM.

The Carnivore's Prayer ... res-prayer
By Cold in Gardez
The gryphons were not always monsters. That came later.
In the earliest days, they were our friends. They flew alongside pegasi. They shared the land with earth ponies. They studied beside unicorns. There was no fear between us. That came later too.
Time drew our people apart, but it was not time that made them monsters. They made that choice themselves; they chose their fate. And it was the greatest gryphon who sealed it.
He was born, many years ago, on a mountain far to the north...
Recommended by Alamo. A dark and somewhat depressing short, but very, very well done. It starts off a bit slow, but it's well worth finishing. A sad fate for the griffin race indeed.

The Conversion Bureau: A Bittersweet World ... weet-world
By Silvertie
When Equestria appeared on Earth, there were some that did not appreciate the equine arrivals. Some that took grave offense at ponification.
Thanks to attitudes like that, Equestrians and Humans alike have all suffered in some way or another.
It all ends. Today, Equestria is removed from the face of the Earth despite the protestations and best efforts of the pony sisters, and Humans finally get their victory.
But at what cost?
Recommended by Gentelman Clam. And just so I'm not completely off-topic, might as well drop a rec for TCB: A Bittersweet World. Some blatant idiot-ball-holding going on, but otherwise a neutral "bad end" for the TCB universe. (Equestria is removed from the face of the earth with a bit of effort.)

The Conversion Bureau: Conquer The Stars ... rs.245156/
By Dalek Ix
Mentioned by Dalek Ix. Conquer the Stars is out! View the Story Only thread for the first chapter of this sequel to Starman Ghost's Not Alone, starting three centuries after the ending of the original.

The Conversion Bureau: Mirror Match ... rror-Match
By Silvertie
Duke Cooper is, among other things, arguably the worst and unluckiest war-gamer in town. He's also one of the only ones left in town, thanks to Ponification and Equestria.
A brief drive-by encounter with the PER and some experimental Ponification Serum leaves him dead... for about 30 seconds. Unfortunately, he's signed up for Life Insurance with SDC, and they pride themselves on being prompt about insurance payouts.
Payout is resuming life exactly as you were, five minutes before you died.
Duke's always said the world needed more people like him; although, perhaps not so literally.
Recommended by JadeCriminal. Man. How many crazy things can you cram into a fic and make it not suck? It's not a masterpiece but it's a TCB fic that doesn't preach or make me wanna puke.

The Conversion Bureau: Systems (Book 1) ... -1.235243/
By Darth Sonic ... nic.31648/
Mentioned by Darth Sonic. Sorry about tooting my own horn here, but I'm hoping to attract feedback from folk who AREN'T a part of the project. I love those guys and all, and Erik gave me a good analysis, but in the end this is there baby almost as much as it is mine. I would like some third party perspectives.

The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side Of The Spectrum ... Spectrum--
By redskin122004
When a magical portal spits out an enraged human hellbent on hurting them, Twilight and her friends find themselves learning of a world under attack...
From Celestia and the Elements of Harmony.
Now they have to figure out how to help the remaining humans survive from their evil counterparts and their 'solution' for humanity.
Recommended by kojivsleo and r0b0panda. Human from the conversion verse ends up in canon Equestria, and so far looking like canon Equestria is going to side with humanity against their counterparts.

The Conversion Bureau: United We Stand ... d-We-Stand
By RK_Striker_JK_5
The Conversion Bureaus have won. Humanity has been ponified, all traces of our civilization wiped clean from an Earth turned into Equestria. Princess Celestia rules over all, the tyranny of free thought abolished.
Humanity is at the cusp of a golden age. With allies both near and far, biped and quadruped, we strive for greatness, united as never before. Our mark shall be made in space, our influence felt throughout this Spiral Arm.
The Tyrant Princess sees this and is angered. A dome is opened... but this time, humanity is not alone against the Conversion Bureaus.
Mentioned by cpj1227. The Conversion Bureau: United We Stand is the most obvious one, although it doubles as a crossover given the nature of the fanfic its canon Equestria is based on.

The Creature
By Raging Mouse
A colossal mass of alien matter ends up on the surface of Equestria as a result of a cosmic disaster, and it is poisoning all it touches. Twilight Sparkle and her friends are caught up in the events as Equestria becomes increasingly hostile to ponies, and the ponies become increasingly hostile to each other. But is it the fault of the alien matter, or is something more going wrong?
Recommended by elemenster. heres an interesting one the creature it starts as an apocolyptic and has a realy rough start for the first few chapters but it proves to be well worth the while** if you stick with it through the to the end

The Cutie Mark Crusaders Bring About The Apocalypse ... Apocalypse
By BronyWriter
The Cutie Mark Crusaders, frustrated with their lack of success, begin searching through Twilight's library in an attempt to find out more information about cutie marks themselves in the hope that they will finally understand the way to get their cutie marks. However, the trio runs across an ancient book containing evil spells and they attempt to get their cutie marks in the worst way possible...
Mentioned by WhiteDragon25.
Unrecommended by Richardson. Dude... the hell, that's a thousand times darker than even my horrifyingly dark fic.

The Donors
By GoesKaboom
Unable to have foals, Mr. and Mrs. Cake turn to a new technology. It works, and Pumpkin and Pound Cake are born as a result, but unfortunately, it also opens up a whole new can of worms with regards to parental rights when Pumpkin Cake's biological father tracks them down. Family ties are strained, friendships are tested, and the very foundations of Equestrian law are shaken in the resulting conflict. Meanwhile, how is this affecting the foals? Who is the true parent- the biological father, or the father that raised them?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. An examination of bioethics in Equestria. Mrs Cake didn't cheat on her husband but she and her husband participated in an experimental reproductive program, where donated sperm is used to get Mrs. Cake pregnant. Pinkie Pies dark backstory is also examined.

The Finger Trap
By PPG Hunter
Adrian Parker is a man on a mission. After a strange purple pony from another world shows up at his house, he is determined to forget about it and return to a normal life. But the governments of the United States and the alien kingdom of Equestria have other plans. Will Adrian escape his destiny? Will the Americans convince him to serve his country? Will the Equestrians teach him the magic of friendship? No to all three, but it'll be fun to watch them try.
Recommended by elemenster. if not its a first contact story with a twist. the human, he wants nothing to do with the whole event. to bad for him hes expendable

The Girl With The Lyre Tattoo ... yre-Tattoo
By Dennis the Menace
"Who are you?!"
Lyra wrenched her hands together, strands of teal hair falling over her golden eyes. Suddenly, she seemed so small. She didn't answer. Couldn't? It hurt to remember, hurt to say. She was lying, or maybe it was the truth, and she really didn't know.
The interdimensional conspiracy of the century.
Recommended by schpeelah. What if Jason Bourne was a female ex-pony.

The Glass Blower
By Cold In Gardez
She is as beautiful and graceful as the moon, and just as hard to reach. He is a young artist with much to learn about the world. When he accepts her challenge to create an artistic masterpiece, will he win her heart, or learn a terrible lesson in the nature of beauty and love?
Recommended by Zernach. I want to give a recommendation for The Glass Blower. It magnificently captures the feel of those old storybooks you used to read when you were young. It doesn't really invent anything new, but the telling of the story is just magnificent in my opinion. And since it's not too long, you may find it in you to spare a moment to read it and form your own opinion of it.

The Golden Record
By Pitro
In his lonely observatory on the edge of Ponyville, Orion discovers something its creators thought would never be seen again.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Anyways... found this one and it should interest SBers...

The Great Equestrian Foam Sword Fight ... word-fight
By crimsongraph
The Great Equestrian Foam Sword Fight is a fabled event that happens once every fifty years. To win the event, one must incapacitate another pony using the most dangerous weapon known to pony-kind.
The foam sword.
The winner of the event is also said to win untold riches that nopony knows about. With everypony trying to win those riches, the strongest bonds will shatter, the dirtiest of tricks will be played and all bets are off. After all, there can only be one winner.
It is also one of the few times were a pony can legally knock out another pony using a piece of foam.
Recommended by elemenster.

The Last Stand Of King Sombra ... ing-Sombra
By Blueshift
King Sombra has a problem. A Twilight Sparkle shaped problem. The evil ruler of the Crystal Kingdom is about to be overthrown unless he can hold out until reinforcements arrive.
Seven days of keeping Twilight at bay. What's the worst that can happen?
All he has to lose is his self-respect and dignity...
Recommended by Alamo & ThePulse. I commend you, Blueshift, for making any future characterization of Somb/er/ra/re/rero, even by the writiers themselves, seem pathetic in comparison.

The Legend Of Iris ... d-of-Iris-
By The Illustrious Q
Legends often have a way of coming true. Twilight Sparkle knows this all too well, having seen first hoof several of them come to life before her very eyes. So when she receives a recently published book on dragon mythology, she jumps at the chance to learn about their history.
Unfortunately she gets the book on the same day that Twilight promised Rainbow Dash that she would help her train for the Wonderbolt tryouts next week. To make matters worse, Shining Armor drops in unexpectedly to pay his little sis a visit following the honeymoon. Could juggling the responsibilities to her friend and her brother possibly get any trickier for Twilight?
Of course it can. And when it does, it will lead Twilight Sparkle, Shining Armor, and Rainbow Dash into the very heart of the Kingdom of Draconia to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of old. What happened to the dragon Iris?
Recommended by Richardson. Seems to be a story of Dash with a dragon soul, and how her original incarnation fell in love with Twilight, and more recent consequences of the two of them wielding EoH and other issues. Not a clue how it's going to turn out, but the Dark/Tragedy has me worried. Needs some formatting help.

The Legend Of The Hearth's Warming War ... arming-war
By ZoidbergIsBestPony
Every pony, young and old, knows the story of the three great pony tribes who nearly perished, until they united together in peace and harmony in their new home, Equestria. But if Equestria is the world everypony lives on now, then where did ponies originally come from? What planet? What really happened all those years ago?
Far away, in another star system, on the pony homeworld, Origin, a disaster of planetary proportions has occurred. Onboard the U.C.P. Starbase Harmony, the leaders of the Grand Counsel of Ponies have been summoned to resolve the crisis. Can the different pony tribes work together to save all of ponykind? Or will their distrust of one another lead them down the path of an interstellar war?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

The Longest Night
By Tundara
Everypony has one 'Longest Night', a night that just never seems to end, whether they want it to end or not. For Celestia, her Longest Night began on the first night she had to raise her sister's moon.
Heartbroken and filled with despair that she may never see her sister again, Celestia makes a wish upon a falling star to see her sister one more time. Little did she realise that the stars listen.
A one-shot story of two sisters, and one Faithful Student.
Recommended by Harry Leferts.

The LUNA Project
By The Equestrian Gentlecolt ... Gentlecolt
A science fiction story about how a fantasy world came to be. An alicorn foal awakens alone in a world that sentient life has long since left behind. This story follows Luna through her foalhood in the strange world, her quest for knowledge about who and what she is, and what happens when she finally finds her answers and makes the trip to the beautiful new world that her sister now rules.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. How Equestria was created and the origins of Princess Celestia and Luna. A version of Megan from Generation 1 has a cameo.

The Many Deaths Of Rainbow Dash ... inbow-dash
By Relaxing Dragon
After an unexpected magical incident, Rainbow Dash finds herself stuck with a very unusual condition. While Twilight frets over a cure, Dash decides to take advantage of the situation. Because really, how long could it take before things get out of control?
Not long at all, as it turns out.
Recommended by Alamo. I was a bit hesitant about this one - the Gore tag on it is very well deserved, and it quite honestly felt like too much at a few points. But in the end, I decided that it was worth it. This is a dark comedy.

The Memoirs Of A Reality Jumper ... ity-Jumper
By Techogre
Alex has been thrown around realities for a long time without control. This time, he jumped to Ponyville and will be staying for a lifetime. Can he build a life here? Does he want to? What about the family he left behind?
Mentioned by Madfish. I'm admittedly hot and cold on.

The Missionary
By Radon18
A young man trapped alone in an alien land with only his wits and his faith as company. Can he keep the darkness growing in the crumbling remains of his former home from causing disaster?
And who the heck decided it would be a good idea to throw in talking, pastel, ponies!?
Dark tag added for later chapters.
Light horror/gore
Recommended by Cody Fett. Hey, remember when I brought up religious HiE stories? Turns out that someone actually did that, and it ain't half bad.
Pros: The only chapter so far doesn't portray Christians as the scum of the Earth, and the post-apocalyptic priest main character isn't holding an easy button marked "Evangelism."
Cons: The author really needs a beta reader.

The Nightmare Before Nightmare Night ... mare-Night
By Silent Bob
On a dark day, one may wonder: just what horrors lie beyond the veil of the heavens? What ghastly demons exist that could only spawn in a pony's dreams? What terror!? What blight in the face of all that is good!? What- wait, it's the Mane Six?
What sort of twisted reality contains a lycan Applejack, a vampiric Fluttershy, a ghostly Rarity, and a lich queen Twilight Sparkle, you may ask? Why, it's just the Nightmare Realm, existing one and a half dimensions below and above the normal Equestria, and they are sick and tired of Nightmare Night not living up to its name in the 'real' world.
However, are these nightmares truly nightmares, or do they just like a good scare? Why, it depends on who you're talking to! So sit tight, give way to fright, for coming soon is Nightmare Night!
Recommended by Passerby. Pretty sure this hasn't been rec'ed yet, but here is a ripoff of Nightmare before Christmas...pretty fun I think, but it is very simplistic. >.>

The Perfect Little Village Of Ponyville ... -Ponyville
By McPoodle
Vinyl Scratch wakes up to find herself the personal student of Princess Celestia, sent to the obscure village of Ponyville to oversee preparations for the millennial Summer Sun Celebration.
Vinyl can only imagine two possible explanations for what has happened: she has tumbled into an alternate universe where she's Twilight Sparkle, or, after everypony telling her she'd do it eventually, she's finally gone and lost her mind.
Unrecommended by Erik Tiber. In case anyone has recced The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville, I'm reccing that you not read it. It started out great, but it just seemed to go downhill around chapter 4. Now it just seems like a confusing trainwreck of horrid pacing and vague descriptions. Oh, and it has a major plot tumor, too.

The Prince Of The Night ... -the-night
By keaton-furman-prower
When Luna becomes the unwitting test subject of an ancient spell she discovered, she gets more thant she bargained for.
Now, as an alicorn prince named Lucian, he is forced to wait for several months before he can go back to being the mare he once was. With the help of Twilight Sparkle, however, he realizes that his accidental transformation is not the curse he had believed it to be. Thanks to his new identity, he is able to move into Ponyville without being recognized, and gets to make friends for the first time in centuries, learning many important lessons along the way.
And, perhaps most importantly of all, he begins to realize that the relationship he now shares with his sister's greatest pupil is much more than just friendship.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Luna has had a little accident with a experiment involving one of Starswirl's spells....

The Rainbow Blitz Disaster ... z-disaster
By arglefumph
With tryouts for the Wonderbolts just a few days away, Twilight Sparkle decides to find the perfect coach to train Rainbow Dash. Unfortunately, the pony she finds is Rainbow Dash's male counterpart. Can they get Rainbow Blitz back home where he belongs, before anything too crazy happens? And what about poor Rainbow Dash, trapped in the Stallion World?
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.

The Rain-Bow Incident ... w-incident
By nygiants93
Rainbow Dash wakes up to discover that something very important has been taken from her, something noticeable and humiliating. She tries to sneak into town without being noticed.
When her ailment is discovered by the Cutie Mark Crusaders, a certain orange pegasus helps Rainbow Dash discover that sometimes the greatest generosity comes in the smallest of packages...
...or so she thinks.
Recommended by Richardson.

The Reader
By GnollReader
A gnoll appears in the Canterlot library and is forced to cope with an endless amount of problems as it gets to know the ponies a bit better.
Recommended by Kaotix. Updates fairly often. Celestia discovers a gnoll who has sneaked into the Canterlot library not to cause trouble, but to read and learn. She bonds with him a bit and decides to send him to Ponyville so as to not cause problems with the ponies of Canterlot who would not be welcoming to a gnoll. Ponyville however would be more open to him and also her personal student runs the local library. Perfect for the knowledge thirsty gnoll.

The Return Of Princess Nightmare Moon ... tmare-Moon
By Aegis Shield
All of Equestria is united in celebration for the return of their beloved Princess Nightmare Moon. But when Celestia and everypony else recieve her she's skeletally starved, filthy, and very nearly dead. Meanwhile, while Celestia's eye is turned, a lusty Blueblood pursues Twilight Sparkle, intent on adding her bloodline to his own so his family might step closer to godhood. (Alternate Universe, there never was a Princess Luna)
Recommended by r0b0panda. So, here's an odd fic. It's kind of a sad fic in an alternate universe: The Return of Princess Nightmare Moon. Basically, NMM tried her whole schtick of Eternal Night, Celestia stopped her, BUT there was no Luna. Celestia even had NMM not go down as a villain, and everypony is excited for her return. The fic starts when she comes back, however Nightmare Moon is extremely sick.

The Scotsman And The Fashionista ... ashionista
When Rarity meets a human who speaks with an accent she's never heard before, she tries hard not to let it interfere with her professional demeanour. However, when he makes a joke, all sense of professionalism is suddenly thrown out the window.
The Scotsman And The Fashionista 2 ... hionista-2
Jock Wallace's article about his experience at the Carousel Boutique has been seen by a lot of people (and ponies). Chief among them is the mare about whom the article is written. So she decides to confront him about it, as well as demand that he take back what he wrote.
When he refuses, Rarity decides to try a different approach. But will it work, or will the human remain steadfast in his endeavours to ruin the fashionista's reputation?
By GeodesicDragon
Recommended by Cody Fett. Somewhat cracky humor, but it is funny to see Rarity developing an arch nemesis. Other than that the title pretty much explains the plot in a nutshell: Rarity develops a Scottish arch nemesis.

The Sixth Age
By TacticalRainboom
Ivory spires that put to shame the mountain they're grafted to. Thousands of lives perched on a slab of iron bolted to the side of a cliff, with an artificial sun doin' its best to warm the shadows underneath. Then there's the cybertech changin' the face of ponykind, rubbin' right up against magic the likes of which the world ain't seen for centuries. This, all of this, is New Canterlot. A magical place, in the dangerous way. Everythin' you ever dreamed of, and everythin' you ever feared. For what it's worth, good luck out there... I think you're gonna need it.
Recommended by sopchoppy. An Intriguing alternate Universe setting, not enough of it yet for it to make any real calls on, but it caught my attention

The Soul Of A Pony ... -of-a-Pony
By Gizogin
Twilight reads about a way to view a pony's soul, to see everything about them laid bare. When she tries it on her friends, will she be able to look at them the same way again? Or will the secrets hidden in their hearts drive her away?
Recommended by Madfish.

The Spoken Word
By Mimicry
Once upon a time, a small, mute girl was given the chance of a lifetime - the chance to go to Equestria, the chance to have a voice, the chance to make a friend. I was that girl, this is my story.
Mentioned by Harry Leferts.

The Star In Yellow
By Blueshift
Deep in the Royal Library is a book. A terrible book that is said to send whoever reads it mad. A book so dangerous that it has to be hidden away and secured with chains to prevent it from ever being opened.
A book which has just been accidently checked out by Spike on behalf of Twilight Sparkle.
Recommended by Wade Garrett. Thanks to Spike's naivete and the Royal Librarian's bad atttitude, it has come into the possesion of Twilight Sparkle. This will not end well.

The Stranger And Her Friend ... Her-Friend
By TheUrbanMoose
Princess Celestia is a living legend, but much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Records have long since been lost to the decay of time, and the tale of her triumph over Discord has become a fable. The Princess's memory of the event has long since faded... or has it?
Her faithful student lending an eager ear, Celestia recounts the true story of a war-torn Equestria, the struggle against Discord, and the early years of her own life.
Before she was the Princess of the Sun, she was merely a stranger.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. Celestia didn't defeat Discord alone. Here is the true story of the War of Madness.

The Study Of A Winning Pony ... nning-Pony
By Ponibius
Cloud Kicker might just have the wildest life of any pony in Equestria. That may just be why Princess Luna wants Twilight Sparkle to study the insanity that is Cloud Kicker's life for a sociology report. Unfortunately for Twilight Sparkle, she is going to have to survive the circle of jealous friends, paramours, enemies, crazy co-workers and disappointed family members that surround this crazy pony. Will Twilight Sparkle be able to complete this assignment before it spins out of control, or will she be reduced to a neurotic mess?
A Chengar Qordath and Comma-Kazie approved side story of "The Incredibly Dense Mind of Rainbow Dash., The Life and Times of a Winning Pony, and What's In a Name.
Recommended by schpeelah.

The Switch
By Chocovich
During their usual shenanigans the Cutie Mark Crusaders run into a mysterious new Unicorn in town, and after they interrupt her busy day they face a serious change in their life. By using an unknown spell the mysterious Unicorn flips the CMC's lives on their heads. With Applebloom now being a Unicorn, Sweetie Belle a Pegasus, and with Scootaloo an Earth pony, how will they get along?
Recommended by Richardson. So, yeah. SWITCH! *Laughs at Uni-Bloom and Swoopy Belle.*

The Winds Of Change ... -of-Change
By CalmNQuiet
The Equestrian Industrial Revolution is in full swing. Rainbow Dash returns to a drastically changed Ponyville and to Twilight Sparkle, her last friend in the city. She must rekindle the bonds of love and friendship before the winds of change render the Elements of Harmony irrelevant. Even in a world of steel, fire and glass, loyalty is needed more than ever.
Recommended by dan-heron. one shot, hits the feels hard but the ending... well it's a short thing you can take five minutes to read

The Writing On The Wall ... n-the-wall
By Horse Voice
Daring Do can't believe her luck when she is asked to help explore the most ancient tomb known to ponykind. But terrible danger awaits her, for beneath the earth rests something beyond equine understanding.
Warning: comments contain ending spoilers.
Recommended by Passerby & schpeelah. My first Rec. A short Daring Doo one-shot.

The Wrong Equestria ... -equestria
By Silvertie
Twilight is a bright and clever pony.
But not clever enough to think through the consequences of pumping a mysterious arrangement of crystals with magical power before actually doing so. As a result, her and Applejack are plucked quite neatly out of the Equestria they know and love, and pushed into an Equestria that definitely isn't theirs.
Recommended by Mantech1.

The Youth In The Garden ... the-Garden
By The Descendant
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.
Recommended by Darth Invictus & Cody Fett. The Youth In The Garden, in the Battle of Antietam a soldier, a young man whose really still a boy gets wounded and somehow he ends up in Fluttershy's garden, sounds daft right? Wrong
It is incredible, it is one of the most moving stories I've ever read, it blends the dark, bloody atmosphere of the civil war with the bright happy world of Equestria. It's not a sadfic, it doesn't set out to make you cry, it moves you and it shows the best side of Fluttershy, the side that shows why she's the Element of Kindness and what she does when faced with someone alone, a long way from home and scared out of his mind. The writer did a lot of research and the boys name was taken from a muster roll of soldiers missing in action after the battle and provides a lot of photos and pictures so you don't get lost in the Civil War parts
I'd recommend it to everyone, even if you don't like sad stories, you'll love this one

The Xenophile's Guide To Equestria ... -Equestria
By archonix
Twilight Sparkle presents a collection of interviews, letters, essays, poetry and prose compiled over several years of her relationship with the human Bellerophon and his "herd", covering subjects as broad as Equestrian social taboos, comparisons of earth and Equestrian mythology, romance and the occasional recipe. Compiled by Twilight Sparkle, with foreword by Her Royal Highness, Princess Celestia.
Recommended by elemenster. a swf side fic to an earlyer nswf rec

Those Who Came Before ... ame-Before
By The Sentient Cloud
The Canterlot Caverns are a strange and enigmatic place, untouched and forgotten by pony-kind for centuries. So when a strange metal object is unearthed in their depths, it's up to Twilight Sparkle and Lyra Heartstrings to discover the many secrets it holds.
Together, the two of them will have to do their best to understand the remnants of an ancient civilization, and decipher what remains of Those Who Came Before.
Recommended by Madfish & Dalek Ix.

Three Hundred And Fifty ... -and-fifty
By Void Chicken
My name is Twilight Sparkle, and 350 years ago, Sweetie Belle and I vanished without a trace.
Now here we are, in the future.
Equestria has become a utopia, with everypony living in peace and harmony.
Everything is perfect. All a pony could ever want, and more.
My name is Twilight Sparkle, and I want to go home.
Recommended by Richardson. Three Hundred and Fifty has updated. And Twilight doesn't believe in the No-Win Scenario. (Though she does believe in the no-lightswitch scenario.)

Thrown Abroad
By Niaeruzu
A single changeling is blamed for making Chrysalis' plan to take over Equestria fail. He's banished and thrown out of the hive, ending up somewhere far away.
Luckily, he ends up not too far from a certain well-known village, where he can feed to his heart's content.
Needless to say, not everything goes according to plan.
Recommended by WarpObscura.

Time And Time Again ... Time-Again
By Raugos
Twilight Sparkle has proven herself to be an exceptional practitioner of the arcane arts. So, Princess Celestia decides that it is time she learned of the applications and consequences of advanced magic.
Recommended by blake0831. Also: Some temporal magic shenanigans.

By shortskirtsandexplosions
Let me tell you a story about the bad place.
Recommended by Candid Opinion.

To Change A Heart
By The Descendant
Have Spike take the C.M.C.'s on a tour of Canterlot so that they don't interrupt Braeburn's ceremony? It was such a simple solution, but even the best laid plans can go awry. Now, Luna and Applejack must contend with some unfinished business from the princess's past as Twilight deals with the fears and concerns of two little fillies... and two little dragons.
Recommended by Madfish & StormBlade. Read that this morning its written by The Descendent the author of The Youth in the Green and The Song of Synthex. So yes this gets a hearty second from me

Transcending Legends ... ng-Legends
By OrphiusOlyandra
What do you do, after you've made the impossible, possible?
With the Wonderbolt tryouts looming just around the corner and rumors of Spitfire being able to perform the Sonic Rainboom at will, Dash is at wits end. She needs something greater, awesomer, more epic than just a mere Rainboom. After all, to perform that trick a second time would label her a one trick pony and if Spitfire could pull it off, then what was the point?
So what trick could possible be greater than a Sonic Rainboom?
Recommended by dan-heron. Narrated from Dash's POV. After a terrible accident lands both Twilight and Rainbow in the hospital, Rainbow faces the fact her one chance to be part of the Wonderbolt has all but escaped her hoofs.
At least until Luna shows up and gives her a suggestion to do something greater than her greatest trick.
In the meantime, Twilight and Rainbow get to learn more from the other and realize they may understand each other more than they thought possible.
It has romance, but it takes a backseat for more friendship

Treating Her Right ... -her-right
By Rated PonyStar
Applejack has always had a secret dream, one that some ponies would find strange for the tomboyish farmer. She's always wanted somepony to treat her to a special romantic night, while being treated like a real lady. Turns out all she had to do was have a certain rainbow-maned pegasus catch her in a dress. Such an awkward moment will lead them to a night neither will ever forget.
Recommended by permutant. This is good stuff. Sure, nothing new, but it's just well written.

By Pen Stroke
Side-story to Past Sins - Slowly, the wounds inflicted by Nightmare Moon's reign heal. Ponyville is being reconstructed, and the last refugees are leaving the castle. Nyx is with Twilight. Celestia and Luna rule Equestria and guide the sun and moon once more. Everything is as it should be.
But some things are never washed away. These are the things that remain to remind us of the past. They remind us of the good times we've had with friends and family. They never let us forget the mistakes we've made. Everyone has them. Twilight has them. Nyx has them.
And, on occasion, when you share your scars, your photos, and your trinkets with another, they just might share theirs in return.
Recommended by blake0831 & Cody Fett. A nice heart-warming one-shot, featuring Nyx and Twilight Sparkle.

By RTStephens
In a desperate and costly bid to escape from his stone prison, Discord is left weak and helpless. Luckily for him, there is a nearby unicorn that he can hide in while he regains his power.
Recommended by Rythyrix. Trixie, after building her reputation up, finally gets access to Discord's statue for her shows (though not ALLOWED access...). This bites her in the flank.

Twilight Discovers Wikipedia ... -wikipedia
By Fattymagee1
Everypony knows Twilight is a mare of immense intelligence, always eager to complete the Princess's academic assignments and learn more about any subject. Thus, when Twilight discovers a strange magical book in the library basement that provides her with unlimited information in just mere seconds, it's only natural for the studious Unicorn to... grow attached to the book, right? And what will Princess Celestia think of her new "method" of studying?
Recommended by ThePulse. Oh my god, this is the best story ever.

Twilight's Family ... 27s-Family
By ApexSixtail
After Twilight Sparkle quickly leaves for Canterlot one morning to see her family, the rest of the mane 6 get concerned and follow her, only to discover that the purple unicorn has a very big secret she is hiding.
Recommended by schpeelah.

Twilight Sparkle: History's Greatest Monster ... st-Monster
By PotatoJoe
Waking up in the bed of an alternate universe that you are a supervillain can be hard.
Finding out your friends are rebels trying to kill or overthrow you isn't very easy to deal with either.
But trying to solve the situation? That's a real horn cracker.
Recommended by Richardson. This shit is HILARIOUS. And Twilight takes it all in stride. No, it's exactly both and neither possible interpretation of the title, all at once!

Twilight Sparkle Makes A Cup Of Tea ... cup-of-tea
By GhostOfHeraclitus
Early one morning, Twilight Sparkle gets up to make some tea.
Sometimes, a cup of tea is just a cup of tea. This is not one of those times.
Recommended by Madfish & RK_Striker_JK_5. Sad slice of life fic that reminds us that things move on.

Two Nights In Hoofington ... Hoofington
By Swashbucklist
The Great and Powerful Trixie may be a traveling magician, but she lives and breathes on the stage. She loves the lights, the acoustics, the opulence, and the knowledge that the ponies present came to see her rather than the other way around. But what if two of the ponies who came to see her didn't like her show? What if they just showed up to heckle her? During her two-night performance in Hoofington, Trixie finds herself being the butt of every joke from two of the oldest trolls in the business.
Waldorf and Statler are copyright The Walt Disney Company, ponified as they are.
Recommended by Alamo. I have a recommendation for a quick comedy fic. A good story all-round.

Under A Luminous Sky ... minous-Sky
By Jake The Army Guy
Ponyville, the humble village known for its peaceful tranquility, is shaken to its core when a body is discovered in the Everfree Forest. As the townsponies grieve, the strange, pale Special Agent Bentgrass, from Their Majesties' Royal Investigative Service, arrives at the Books and Branches library and drags Twilight into a world she's only read about: lies, corruption, suspicion, and murder.
Faced with an indifferent police force, and Agent Bentgrass's infuriating methods, Twilight must put the pieces together and catch the killer. But as blood continues to spill and questions pile up, one thing is terrifyingly clear: in the dark of the Everfree, much more is at play than mere murder.
Recommended by Sean Mulligan. Equestria is a land of peace. Violent crime is almost nonexistent. Ponyville in particular hasn't had a single case of equicide in all its years of existence. But nothing lasts forever.

Under Free Flag
By twillale
The Second Age of Sail, I often hear this era called. Personally, I think the very definition of irony should be that we would have to develop spaceflight, nuclear fusion and ways to reach worlds beyond our own just to circle back to using wind-powered vessels. Not that I really care how this old bird gets from port to port, the important thing is that the drinks are cheap and the work is good—in that specific order.
I'm a free mariner. My domain is wherever the wind blows, and my sovereign is none. If you can respect those rules... welcome aboard.
Recommended by Cody Fett. New fic rec, hasn't gotten much attention. I thought you guys would like to take a crack at it since it doesn't have that many reviews and is a science fiction story with an original universe. It's got some grammar problems (the author is apparently not a native English speaker), but is otherwise a very interesting story with unique concepts, including one about the nature of magic that'll de-rez your mind.

Utopia: The Prometheus Saga ... theus-Saga
By Eschatos Initiator
Closed for rewrites. Will return soon with less suck!
Mentioned by Cody Fett. Also, new First Contact story published on FiMFic. Might turn out good, might turn out bad. Celestia seems to have it in for aliens, but so does the human captain. Everyone else seems good. Also, ponies are huge in this.

By ElectroHaiso
Necromancy is a form of magic that involves raising the dead, usually for an evil or unnatural purpose. This is not the story of an evil necromancer, but the Memoirs of one Renovator Caesorum, a name that, in the oldest of pony languages, means Raiser of Fallen. He invented great spells in an attempt to understand the afterlife, something that nopony has done since. History has forgotten him, but his book is found and translated by Twilight Sparkle, who quickly becomes surprised at his experiments.
Recommended by elemenster. its about twilight translating the memoirs of a pre-imortals black healer/reasearcher as he slowly slips into insanity from his failures at a perfected rez spell his subjects/patients have told him about the afterlife not to mention they all start dying suddenly and his "perfected" spell wont bring them back

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-09-08 05:48am

My Little Pony Fics & Crossovers Part 5-II-e

Was There Ever Any Doubt? ... y-Doubt%3F
By PhibbyRizo
After traveling Equestria and finding no place she belongs Trixie returns to the one place that felt different; Ponyville. She has chosen to swallow a little (just a little) bit of her pride in order to ask the only pony to ever have impressed her for help. She wants Twilight Sparkle to become her teacher in magic...and in the ways of friendship. She hopes to improve herself, but she keeps having these second thoughts...
Recommended by Richardson. In which Trixie is indeed a terrifyingly good illusionist, enough that between her illusions and extreme telekinesis she can duplicate the look/results of most spells.
But, she's a broken mare for it. Mocked for the fact that every time somepony found out the truth they shunned her and left her to rot, and she's mostly given up on herself. At least until she came back to Ponyville to try and figure out what she's been doing wrong all these years, and to try and maybe... make a friend at last.
Pretty good, especially since something seems to keep trying to reenforce her self-doubt and has been unleashing things that set her back every time. And, because there are hints that something more than that is going on, that she's being held back from her full potential.
Worth at least tentatively watching.

Wedding Bell Blues ... Bell-Blues
By Darth Link 22
Chrysalis has been defeated, now Shining Armor and Cadance can be wed. Or can they?
...Well, no. It seems the bride objects to it. Is this Cadance a changeling too? No, that would make far too much sense...
Recommended by schpeelah. Turns out, Chrusalis has replaced Cadance before their first date with Shining Armor, and has fallen in genuine love with him. Real Cadance doesn't even swing that way, she's more interested in Twilight. Awkwardness ensues.

Wedding Of Deception ... -deception
By Shadowed Rainbow
Queen Chrysalis and King Metamorphosis are two ruling changelings from two separate Hives, each one having a certain enmity toward one another due to events in their past. When they separately learn of the wedding between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor, they plan to ruin it by taking the places of the ponies to be wed. However, they are completely unaware of each other's involvement or intent.
With both putting on a deceptive act toward one another, what happens when the deceivers are unknowingly deceived themselves? And can Shining and Cadance, each believing they must save one another from a fake, be reunited, or will they fall prey to the entrapment of the changelings?
An alternate storyline to A Canterlot Wedding.
Recommended by blake0831. A quick summary: A few days before the wedding, Princess Cadence has been replaced by Chrysalis. Unfortunately, so was Shining Armor. By a changeling king from a different faction altogether. They don't know about about each other.

Well Grounded
By Cloudy Skies
Being a blank-flank filly is tough enough, something all the Cutie Mark Crusaders can attest to. When somepony points out that Apple Bloom has neither fancy magic nor awesome wings, the world can seem downright cruel. Fortunately, she's not alone, and Applejack knows a little story or two.
Recommended by Alamo. I felt a bit conflicted on this - the writing is pretty good, but I'm not sure about the message. Afterall, we've seen many Earth ponies working in fields unrelated to agriculture. But still, I feel that it's worth the read.

When They Found Us ... y-found-us
By Zephyrus Scary
Pinkamena "Pinkie" Diane Pie is Us. In crazy brilliance, We made Pinkie so strange that We would never be suspected, and it worked until the very end. An end that came about, not because We failed, but because of inescapable circumstance.
Now, We must run.
We do not want to think about what they will do to Us if they catch Us.
Recommended by Richardson & Quine. The Pinkylective.

Whom The Princesses Would Destroy... ... ld-Destroy...
By GhostOfHeraclitus
To Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia, it is a simple surprise visit to Canterlot. To the ponies of the Equestrian Civil Service, it is twenty-four hours of chaos, politics, weaponized dessert, politics, underhooved manipulation of media, politics, and things batrachian and tentacular. Who said bureaucracy isn't exciting?
Recommended by blake0831 & smthng. Basically, the Equestrian Civil Service runs a lot of things in the background. So when Twilight Sparkle wanted to drop by for a chit-chat with her teacher, they have to arrange the security, distract the press, prepare Twilight's quarters, kick out the inter-dimensional tentacle monster currently squatting in said quarters...

Widening The Lens
By Harry Leferts
When the Elements of Harmony defeated Discord, they did their job too well, and completely undid all of the things Discord directly did...
... Like send a subcontinent from earth into a pocket dimension so he could focus properly on his toys. And now Equestria has appeared on Earth.
Yet, neither side was completely ignorant of the other. On Earth, there was the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and in Equestria there was the ever popular movie serial "The Dark World: Technology is Courage" which was a favorite of colts everywhere as well as the "Pumans".
And now both sides learn through an event that the other is real. Come join us as we watch as both sides learn to work and live together. And as they find out that events on their respective fiction was not as nice as it seemed as we widen the lenses of the view points...
A Round Robin created on SpaceBattles of which I am a participant and am posting with all their permission.
Mentioned by Harry Leferts. *Shameless plug*

Winning, And The Pitfalls Therein ... ls-therein
By RandomNPC
What if the villains were allowed to win without a fight? Would all of their plans bear them the fruits they so desired?
Probably not, especially when their royal adviser is Twilight Sparkle.
A collection of One-shots in which our heroes don't have any epic fights with villains, and simply allow the power of logic to crush all of the hopes and wishes of the would-be rulers of Equestria.
Recommended by elemenster & schpeelah. is crazy awsome twilight missunderstands celestias request to make friends and it snowballs from their into a GLORIOUS mess of hilarity. saddly iy is written as a seiries of oneshots I whould gladdly read more storys from this setting if their were more.

Winter Bells
By Pen Stroke
Hearth's Warming is a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate harmony, and welcome the new year. Nyx is looking forward to just this as she rides the train to Canterlot with Spike and Twilight. She's going to meet her extended family for the first time and wants nothing more than to make a good impression. Yet, the sheen of the holidays can't hide the trouble caused by meddling grandparents, relentless reporters, and a paranoid uncle.
Mentioned by Richardson & blake0831. I should probably mention that Pen Stroke has a new Nyxverse story out.

Words Spoken On Painted Canvas ... ted-canvas
By N64Fan
The human artist named Alice arrives in Equestria through somewhat odd means. Upon arrival she finds that she can't speak or read Equestrian. Because of this the girl has to find some other way to communicate, and if not through words then through emotion instead.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Y'all were asking for HiE stories that have a female being the main character instead of a male. This is another one, and it's pretty good. There's almost no dialogue in the story, so the narration is what carries the vast majority of the story, and it does so very well.

Written In Dust
By The Rogue Wolf
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:
Recommended by Madfish & elemenster. I nearly gave this one a miss but I'm glad I didn't. There are a few things it reminds me off but I don't think there are any quite the same. Action, Drama, Friendship, Tragedy, Sacrifice, and Hope.
Also unusual in that it's finished.

By AnonponyDASHIE
Lero, after coming to Equestria, continues to make mistakes because he simply doesn't understand pony social norms. Can he figure out the differences before he inadvertently breaks somepony's heart? Once he understands the situation, will he be okay with the idea of a relationship with a pony?
A romantic story that explores the differences between our societies and how that might effect the social interactions between our species.
Recommended by Madfish. No link, the new chapter is work safe but the rest of the story isn't.

You Were There
By TheBrianJ
On the first morning after her sister's return, Princess Celestia does something she hasn't done for a thousand years.
Recommended by Harry Leferts. A nice little story about the morning after Luna's return between the two.


Regina Et Equi Nox
By NejinOniwa
Princess Luna has nightmares. Terrible nightmares. More importantly, nightmares that come every single night and day and infallibly disrupts her sleep. Turned to an intake of sugar and caffeine that Pinkie Pie would've been proud of just to stay awake, she consults Celestia for a solution to her sleep problems - who presents her with an idea long abandoned as useless fringe pseudoscience by any respectable researchers: Astral projection.
But Celestia's solution, while close to the mark, doesn't quite do its job. Or, at least, doesn't manage to ONLY do its job. For Luna isn't the only one having nightmares...
Meanwhile, on Earth, the 17th century has recently gotten itself a fairly abrupt makeover, in the form of the misplaced 20th century West Virginian town of Grantville landing smack in the middle of Germany - along with hillbillies, admirals and a LOT of shotguns. Now, 3 years later, these elements have consolidated themselves with the local powerhouses in an alliance with Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, king of Sweden - who, with his up-time friends, have managed to grab a quite sizable chunk of land in Germany and name it the United States of Europe, subdue Denmark-Norway into a reestablished Kalmar Union, introduce airplanes, ironclads, and rate of fire to the battlefield; and piss off just about everyone else on the continent in the process. Needless to say, the 30 Years War just got a LOT more complicated.
When these elements are forced together by an ancient breed of chaos, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the results aren't far from a nightmare.
Meanwhile, Equestria has to deal with the absence of both their diarchs, a lost (human) princess, an entirely different breed of chaos; and of course, the inevitable fact that every single villain with a score to settle is going to come back for a second round.
Some of which not even the Norns can save them from...
Recommended by Candid Opinion. So far it is quite interesting. Somewhat slow paced though.


The God Empress Of Ponykind ... f-ponykind
By iowaforever
Princess Celestia: Goddess of the Sun, ruler of Equestria, beloved Princess of ponies. She is loved by all, and loves all in return. A calm and wise ruler, she sits on the throne in Canterlot, maintaining peace and harmony throughout the land.
What most don't know is that her past is much darker: She was once a commander of legions, a warrior and scientist of unmatched skill. Thousands of monsters and abominations fell to her forces, slain in the name of an old leader, one entombed within his own throne. Free of her old form, free of the powers of Chaos, she was cast into a new realm, in a new form, with a new lease on life.
She is the God Emperor, Eternal Ruler of Equestria and Lord of the Imperium of Man.
Recommended by Richardson. Yeah, someone did go there. Might be one-shot, might be more. At least she learned from the last time.

Warhammer 40k: Courage And Honor And Friendship ... friendship
By Verbose Soubriquet
While pursuing a splinter of Hive Fleet Behemoth, Captain Sicarius and the Ultramarines 2nd company are caught in a warp storm that carries them and their prey to an unknown planet. Meanwhile, Princess Luna notices something strange in space that could spell danger for all of Equestria. Swept up in a war between the terrifying Tyranid swarm and the vengeful Ultramarines, the ponies must fight for their lives in a war that spans a galaxy.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Also updating is Warhammer 40k: Courage and Honour and Friendship by Verbose Soubriquet, which is one of the better 40k crossovers out there. It stars the Ultramarines though, so your mileage may vary.

-Alice by Lewis Carroll

Through The Looking Glass And What Pinkie Found There ... ound-There
By Ponky
Twilight Sparkle is a scientific pony. She understands things when they are explained.
Pinkie Pie is... uh... not a scientific pony. And she can't explain anything.
But there are secrets in the Wabe that Twilight needs to know, and only Pinkie has the answers.
Recommended by Madfish.

-Babylon 5

Choose Your Own Adventure: Lyra's Quest ... %99s-Quest
By Wanderer D
Lyra is once more on the hunt for the greatest myth of all time... humans! But her attempts have been foiled again and again, even if proving their existence is the least of her objectives. This time, however, she seems to have finally found something that can only be made by humans! Can she, with your help, unravel the mystery and reach her objective?
Choose her path, and choose wisely, for once a choice is made, it cannot be undone! Whether she lives or dies, succeeds or fails is in your HANDS (remember she always wanted a pair of her own!)
Recommended by Cody Fett.


Followers Of Ares
By Lulzies
After the mess of her friend being kidnapped by some monster, Sweetie Belle tries to keep things normal with Scootaloo.
Sadly, a rather rosy problem is heading her way...
Recommended by elemenster. folower of ares a sidestory to minion of ares that ix found, is up and it is looking good so far

Minion Of Ares
By Nether
A Bioshock Big Daddy wakes from his stasis in Equestria, and subsequently adopts an unwilling Apple Bloom as his little sister. This is the short tale of the events that followed his awakening.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Violence (And a complete derailing of the Changeling invasion) ensue.

-Dark Souls

Grossly Incandescent ... candescent
By Crack Javelin
For Knight Solaire of Astora, the feeling of betrayal is not an unfamiliar one. Denied his very own Sun by the one person he trusted, Solaire finds himself flung into a strange, new world with naught but the clothes on his back and the power in his possession.
With a glorious new Sun shining overhead, Solaire is all too ready to bury his bloodstained past and begin anew. However, it is the things that are buried that haunt the most. Hunted by his past, can Solaire of Astora, Warrior of Sunlight, find a way to save his own life as well as stave off the darkness that threatens to devour his new home?
A Dark Souls/MLP crossover.
Recommended by elemenster & dan-heron.


And That's Terrible ... s-Terrible
By InsertAuthorHere
The nefarious supervillain Lex Luthor has escaped to Equestria, and has even found a way to combine Kryptonite and magic to build the ultimate Superman-killing weapon. Before Superman can arrive to meet his maker, however, he realizes he hasn't had anything to eat in a while. And those cakes look awfully delicious...
Little does he know that Equestria has its own solar-powered protector, and she doesn't like it when you steal her dessert...
Recommended by Cody Fett. I could describe this story, but why waste energy when the cover image says it all? All I need to say is that so far it looks good.

-Dead Space

Friendship Is Dismembered ... ismembered
By I have a jar of dirt ... ar-of-dirt
Twilight Sparkle accidentally finds herself on the Kellion, with a puzzled crew on the way to reestablish contact with the USG Ishimura. Disaster strikes however, and alongside Isaac Clarke, Twilight tries to survive the horrors that lurk the ship...
Crossover - My Little Pony & Dead Space - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,020 - Reviews: 24 - Updated: 5-27-12 - Published: 4-29-12 - Twilight Sparkle & Isaac C.
Mentioned by firefossil.

-Doctor Who

Doctor Whooves - A Hearth's Warming Tale ... rming-tale
By Loyal2Luna
Hearth's Warming has always been a time for family and friends. A time when the ponies of Equis remember the frigid days before the rise of Modern Equestria, and bask in the warmth and comfort of their loved ones.
But for one particular holiday season, strange things are happening in Ponyville that can’t be easily explained. Least of all by Scootaloo, who is having her own share of troubles during this normally festive time of year.
When the mirth and whimsy of Hearth’s Warming starts to take on a more dour and icy edge, things take a turn for the stranger when out of the blue, the enigmatic “Doctor Clockwork” appears.
Join the Hourglass Stallion as he takes it upon himself, his temporary companion Spike, and the newly-conscripted Scootaloo to save Hearth’s Warming before the holidays are ruined forever!
Mentioned by Richardson. ..... whut?

Of Princesses And Time Chargers ... e-Chargers
By Shotoman
Princess Celestia is an ageless, immortal being. Almost entirely unique except for her sister Luna, and she was gone for a thousand years. One would assume that no other pony in the entire world could possibly be able to truly relate. One would be wrong. There is one other. He's no all-powerful alicorn. His greatest power is his intelligence. He comes and goes at will, but always seems to be there during her worst moment. Sometimes he has a different face. Once he was a unicorn. And at times, it seems she meets him out of order. But he's a fantastic friend. Simply fantastic.
Recommended by r0b0panda. Basically, its snippets of Celestia meeting the Doctor at different points in their lives. Done River Song style. Funny point, Celestia and Luna EX-TERM-IN-ATE Daleks. With their horns.

When The Doctor Came To Equestria ... -Equestria
By Tardis Traveler
The Eleventh Doctor (aka Matt Smith) is bumbling about in his Tardis when a crazy timey-wimey happening finds him in Equestria, a land from a children's cartoon. Despite the idea that being in the world of TV ought to be impossible, he's found himself turned into a bowtie-wearing pony in a pleasant little town known as Ponyville. What's more, the people there won't stop calling him Doctor Whooves! In order to get bet back into his own Time Lord form and out of the impossible world of My Little Pony, he may or may not have to make some new friends, fight some villains and pull out his "savior of the universe act." Geronimo!
Recommended by r0b0panda. It's rather odd in my opinion since it's Eleven who gets stuck there. Recently, he's started watching the first season. The Doctor is becoming a Brony while already a pony. The TARDIS comes during the break between seasons 2 and 3. AKA, right now.

-Dresden Files

False Masks Bonus Scene
By psychicscubadiver
Well, ten points to Gryffindor because I actually managed to keep my promise. Not bad. I also typed up a scene, which, though I loved writing, didn't have any place in the actual story. Not to mention that it's humor of a raunchy variety and I didn't want to put too much of that in there. So I figured I'd go ahead, stick it in a blog post and here we are.
Caution: The following scene, is non-canonical, non-coherent, and non-sensical. You have been warned.
Recommended by blake0831.

-Ender's Game

By Skystrider
During an attempt to escape from her lunar prison, Nightmare Moon unwittingly pulls something into her dimension that doesn't belong. In doing so, she sows the seeds of her own defeat. Now Luna must deal with the consequences of her other persona's actions.
Recommended by Irony & Toon Warrior. It seems quite interesting so far. It takes place some time after Ender destroys the Bugger (Formic) homeworld and immediately before Nightmare Moon escapes from her prison.


Dark Wanderings
By ed2481
Twilight Sparkle has disappeared. Not just from the face of Equestria but possibly from the face of her universe itself. She must now learn how to survive in a place unlike anything which she has experienced thus far. Luckily she has a friend out in the Wasteland. Join Twilight and The Lone Wanderer as they try and discover a way to send Twilight back to Equestria. Of course this is the Wasteland and things are never as simple as they appear. Even as Twilight and the Wanderer search for a way to return her to her home a rogue faction moves to prevent it and possibly worse
Recommended by Harry Leferts. Didn't think that I would enjoy it, but I did.

Diamond Of The Capital Wasteland ... -wasteland
By tony1685
After her disappearance three months prior, Rarity finds her way back home. Of course, this raises several important questions. Where was she? What did she do? Why is she wearing bloodstained armour? And who is this "Wanderer" she traveled with?
Recommended by r0b0panda. So, I got a new rec here, it's called Diamond of the Capital Wasteland. It's done in the style of HALO: On the Wings of Angels, at least, the author claims it will be. Anywho, Rarity somehow goes to the Capital Wasteland and is a companion of the Lone Wanderer. She gets back in the middle of a diamond dog attack on Ponyville 3 months later.

Irradiated Changes ... ed-changes
By GhostlyReader
Sometimes, a simple action can change everything. One spell, one word, one idea, and everything goes from just perfect to hell in a handbasket. In one moment, everything can change. For Queen Chrysalis, this became truest when her victory over Equestria crumbled before her very eyes, the very ponies she controlled defeating her entire Swarm with a single act. It was then, that she deviated from the status quo that was known throughout so many instances of the Equestria most know. That a single spell would take both herself and a small number of her Changelings away from the land of Love and Tolerance, and into one scorched by Atomic Fire.
Meanwhile, halfway across all of that ever was or would be, Knight James LeBlanc Jr. aka The Lone Wanderer, had just taken out one of the largest collections of Super Mutants to leave Vault 87. It'd been a few months since he ordered Bradley-Hurcules to destroy Adams AFB. With the Enclave and the Super Mutants now scattered across the Capital Wasteland, things finally seem to be going well for the Brotherhood of Steel, as well as its newest Knight. Finally, he could kick back, relax, and not have to worry about crazy shit falling out of the sky and... are those black and blue specks flying away from Ground Zero?
Recommended by elemenster. iridated changes a fallout cross with queen chrysalis and a few drones. note the wanderer is fairly playerish

Try Not To Die!
By Regidar
Zach, the Lone Wanderer, just returned after clearing out an alien mothership. With him, he brought some pretty interesting technology. After selling it off to Craterside Supplies's very own Moira Brown, the scientist/engineer/possibly-slightly-entirely insane woman tinkers around. Soon, she's off to a place full of new things to force her experiments on...
Recommended by Cody Fett. On a lighter note, here's a story where a certain well known Fallout character goes to Equestria. Their deeds are legendary, their personality unforgettable, their presence a bright light shining through the darkness. Who do you think it is? Who else but Moira Brown?


Blue VS Red: Friendship Is Magic ... Friendship
By SergeantBuck
"Whatever you do, don't touch anything, don't look at anything, don't breathe on anything!"
During his exploration of the Freelancer base, Caboose stumbles upon a lab of experimental Slipspace technology and does what he does best: pushes buttons. The next thing he knows, he's in a strange place talking to a tiny yellow filly and he couldn't be happier!
Inspired by DarkWing's My Little Caboose: Blue is Magic! If you think this is good, you might like My Little Caboose even more!
Recommended by elemenster. and a little dose of hilarity

My Little Halo: Harmony Evolved ... ny-Evolved
By Arcane Howitzer
When a supposedly-Forerunner artifact activates onboard the UNSC Guam, turning everyone on board into ponies, It sets in motion a clash of forces, ideals, and dimensions that could save humanity in its darkest hour, or doom the peacefull land of Equestria to burn in a war never meant for them.
Recommended by sopchoppy. here is a rec that I haven't seen before, the story has some problems, but I found it's unique take on the halo cross very refreshing. Ponies actually interact with the halo universe as a civilization and in a meaningful way. Like I said it's got problems, but it might be worth your time just for the ideas that it generates:

-Harry Potter

The Unicorn At Hogwarts ... t-Hogwarts
Also ... t-hogwarts
By Saphroneth
After discovering that Cadence is not who she appears to be, Twilight is sent to another world entirely by the disguised Changeling Queen to avoid her plan being disrupted. When Twilight lands, she discovers that not only have Spike and their pets followed her, but that they've arrived in a world where the main sentient species is human. There's still a magic school, though.
Crossover - Harry Potter & My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,346 - Reviews: 44 - Updated: 3-11-13 - Published: 12-5-12 - Twilight Sparkle
Recommended by Harry Leferts. I am somewhat intrigued by The Unicorn at Hogwarts. In it, when Chrysalis confronted Twilight, instead of sending her into the caverns she instead sent her to the Harry Potter world. Spike and the two pets also went with her (the familiar connection both had with Twilight and Spike bringing them). Seems that Twilight is going to replace Hermione (who in this had moved to France).

The Wizard And The Lonely Princess: Hallowe'en Special ... en-Special
By Harry Leferts
When I was younger, Luna, and later Nightmare, told me that there were things that lurked in the darkness, within the spaces created by shadows that even they would be wary of facing at their full power. And that they would be terrified to fight then with so much of their magic locked away by the seal that the Elements of Harmony had placed upon them centuries ago. Old things... Powerful things... But we took comfort in that such things existed only in Equestria. But, as we learned on that night so close to Hallowe'en when I was ten, we were wrong...
So very, very wrong...
Mentioned by Harry Leferts.

-Hell's Gate

Discord's Gate
By elmagnifico
The creations of a Spirit of Chaos are, by their very nature, rarely stable. When he creates a persistent portal between universes in the Everfree Forest, however, his goal is a slightly longer-term chaos.
This story follows the events that precipitate from the exploration of that portal, the war that is fought for the universe beyond, and a certain purple unicorn's inquiries into what Friendship is for ponies with no magic.
This is a story of conflicting morals, cultures, societies, religions, industries, languages, and ways of life.
This is the story of Discord's Gate.
Recommended by ggs. Discord's gate Crossover/fusion between MLP and a ponified version of David Weber Hell's Gate two-book series. Not sure if it's Equestria meeting the two insane factions from that series, or Equestria replacing one of them.

-James Bond

For Queen And Country ... nd-Country
By Gherkin8088
Commander James Bond was one of MI6's top operatives. Having succeeded in countless missions and bringing down international terrorists such as Le Chiffre and Dominic Greene, Bond is sent to Istanbul to retrieve a hard drive containing the names of every agent involved in undercover affairs. The hard drive in question has fallen into enemy hands, and it's his job to get it back.
After disastrous events in Istanbul during the mission, James finds himself in an unfamiliar land, and soon becomes entangled in a tale of international espionage.
Only one man can protect Equestria and its princesses in this new time of crisis, and his name's Bond.
James Bond.
Recommended by Cody Fett. Not much so far, but what's there is good, and the author's comments in the discussion section bode well for the future of the story.

-Lord of the Rings

The White Rider
By Ascension Call
After the War of the Ring and the return of peace to Middle-earth, Gandalf the White departs for Equestria to pay a visit to two old friends of his; specifically, two old alicorn friends of his.
What he does not foresee is that Equestria, like its populace, has changed vastly since his previous visit, and as a result he is quite unprepared for what lies ahead. Can the old wizard endure the trials that this new journey will bring to him? Surely, but only if he makes a few more friends along the way.
Six of them, to be exact.
Recommended by StormBlade.

-Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones: Afterlife Of A Murdered Pegasus ... ed-Pegasus
By The 1597 Faceless Writer ... ess-Writer
Rainbow Dash was living a near perfect life until her close friend, Pinkie Pie, betrayed, tortured, and killed her. Now Rainbow Dash is trapped in the in-between with Pinkie's other victims. As she tries to help her family and friends find out the identity of her murderer, she learns that there's more to Pinkie's madness than what meets the eye.
Crossover - My Little Pony & Lovely Bones - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 62 - Words: 95,148 - Reviews: 20 - Updated: 10-12-12 - Published: 7-29-12 - Rainbow Dash & Suzanne S./Susie - Complete
Recommended by Sean Mulligan.


60s Era Spiderman Goes To Equestria ... -Equestria
By MarineMarksman
One day, 60's Era Spiderman accidentally swings into a portal and finds himself permanently stuck in Equestria. But does he give a fuck? Hell no! Did you forget who we are talking about?
Recommended by Guardian Box & Xyzinc. Now, I haven't read a single chapter of this, but I just know this is going to be amazing.

The Incredible Hulk: Hero Or Monster? ... Monster%3F
By GodDragonDevil
Ever since he was exposed to Gamma Radiation, Bruce Banner has been seen as nothing but a mere monster. Constantly hunted and hated; his very existents is considered a threat to all of Humanity. But what if he wasn't around Humans? What if one day he found himself in another world entirely? Can Dr. Bruce Banner finally have what he has been searching for all these years; Peace and happiness? Or will his arrival cause chaos and bring nothing but destruction in his wake?
Recommended by r0b0panda. Tentative rec on The Incredible Hulk: A Hero or Monster. It could go either way really.

-Mass Effect

Friendship Is Eezo ... st-9249668
By Wetapunga
Whats that up in the sky? o_O
It’s a codex entry!! :confused:
It’s a Character Bio!!! :eek:
No it’s a goddamn story chapter!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D
Holy shit gents its finally here (in a horribly rough mess)
Mentioned by Wetapunga.


My Little Minecraft: At The End ... At-the-End
By Journeyman
Ponyville faced an ordinary day.
Then night came, and with it a massive gateway into another world. It closes before any action can be taken, but now the Mane Six and Canterlot nobility are tasked with finding out what they can about the gateway. Who created it? Where did it lead to?
And most importantly, did anything come through?
Recommended by Dalek Ix. It has plotting Eldritch Enderthings, Awesome Royal Guard, confused Creepers creeping about the Royal Gardens, Cadence and Shiny getting intimate (you can skip that part if its not your cuppa, it's in Chapter 10 and right before that green kamikaze thing makes its appearance), and Steve? being thoroughly terrified by the Everyfree monsters before beating the crap outta them.
Also, Twilight has discovered, much to her dismay, that your regular Minecraft iron sword defies reality and explanation.
Very well written to boot.

-My Little Pony G1

Chaos And Darkness ... d-Darkness
By Paleo Prints
A long-forgotten villain escapes from Tartaurus Prison, taking Discord's power with him! Can a motley band of opposites and former enemies work together long enough to save Equestria?
Recommended by RK_Striker_JK_5 & Sean Mulligan. Tirek breaks free of Tartarus.

My Little Pony Chronicles Book 1 ... les-Book-1
A retelling of the entire 80s animated continuity, starting from the first special to the very last episode of the Saturday Morning show and beyond. My intent is to tie the stories together better and keep the same ponies present from start to finish.
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 29 - Words: 181,097 - Reviews: 25 - Updated: 9-5-11 - Published: 3-30-11 - Firefly & Megan - Complete
My Little Pony Interlude 1 ... nterlude-1
Catrina and Rep flee across the countryside, fugitives of the law. How will they cope with the situation? This is a spin-off of my main story, My Little Pony Chronicles. Please R&R. 3Shot.
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,559 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4-12-12
My Little Pony Chronicles Book 2 ... les-Book-2
With the fall of an old evil a new world lies before the ponies, but what new perils await them? Evils, both old and new now rise up to cover the earth in new darkness. Can the Light Bearer and the ponies weather the storm?
My Little Pony - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 102,877 - Reviews: 19 - Updated: 10-28-12 - Published: 9-5-11
By WeirdRaptor
Recommended by Agent HUB. Alright, I know nobody really came into this thread expecting to find a G1 fic, but this one is just too good to go unmentioned in the mists of obscurity. Seriously, check this fic out and prepare to see the previous gens as written by a guy with a love for LotR style fantasy. It's simply fantastic.


Twilight has discovered a strange old book purportedly written by Star Swirl the Bearded, and Rainbow Dash discovers a latent spell in it that transports the two ponies to a strange island in the middle of nowhere. With no viable options available to them, Twilight and Rainbow begin to search the island for clues to a way home and the reason behind the odd puzzles and contraptions presented to them.
Aitran II Sohndar
Twilight and Rainbow are asked by Star Swirl the Bearded to take on the challenge of finding his lost wife and daughter in the decaying world of Sohndar, which is ruled by an old enemy of Star Swirl's family who has been trapped there for uncounted years. Although their adventures in the worlds of Aitran have given our heroes the confidence to succeed, they'll soon find that Sohndar is an entirely different bale of hay.
By CTVulpin
Mentioned by Mantech1.

-Resident Evil

My Little Wesker
By lamdanny0
An idea which wouldn't stop bugging me til I wrote it down. After Albert Wesker is defeated,he finds himself in a strange land. A strange land known as Equestria. How will a supposed god deal with the power of friendship and magic? Rated T to be safe.
Recommended by elemenster.

-Sherlock Holmes

The Secret Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes ... ock-holmes
By Paper_mate_Pony
Dearest Billy,
It is with a heavy hand that I must relay: He is dead, and passed away among his bees only some hours ago. I, too, am not long of this earth, thus it falls to you to publish my final wish. The attached parcel is my tin box--you have ferried it hither and thither before--and it is where notes from all our adventures, spanning two centuries, as many wars and three monarchs had been safely kept. The remaining bundles within, however, we agreed some time ago to never publish, lest our reputations be shredded. However, with his passing heavy on my mind, I cannot forget such cases, so singular and impressive that they prove, without a doubt, that Sherlock Holmes was the greatest detective London, Britannia, and Worlds beyond our farthest imaginations could ever have known.These cases will confuse you--perhaps even tarnish your memories of us--but mark my words: they are as true and real as the paper upon which you read this letter.
Most Faithfully,
Dr John. H. Watson MD
Recommended by Cody Fett & Zernach. It is exactly what you think it is, and it is far better than you could have thought.


Alduin Unbound
By Crosis
For as long as Spike could remember, his dreams had been filled with fire and snow.
But when simple dreams take a darker turn, and nightmares are revealed as ancient memories, Spike must overcome his own past to save the world from an evil that refuses to stay buried.
Black wings unfurl over Equestria.
Recommended by r0b0panda. Basically, Spike is Alduin. Later chapters have a subplot back in the Shivering Isles with Sheogorath and another Daedra who might be a violent Discord, I'm not sure.

-Slenderman Mythos

The King Of Carrot Flowers ... ot-Flowers
By ShadowBoxingKing
The so-called Slender Pony exists in the minds of most as a murderous beast, rarely talked about outside of urban legend or scary stories. His freakishly long legs, sinister black tentacles and blank expression serve to terrify ponies . . . well, most ponies, anyway.
A certain shy Pegasus who's “afraid of her own shadow,” in the words of friends and strangers alike, appears to be unfazed by his ghastly, silent demeanor. She might even say she's bedazzled by a pony who doesn't feel the need to chatter and socialize incessantly.
Recommended by elemenster. heres an adorable little slendershy fic the king of carrot flowers

-Spice and Wolf

Apples And Wheat
By TheAlmightySage
The Apple Family decides to plant wheat this year and end up with a surprise house guest.
How will the Apple clan handle having a wolf in their home? Let alone, a Wise Wolf that's obsessed with sweet succulent juicy apples?
Recommended by elemenster. holo is spot on as far as I can tell

-Star Wars

On The Side
By Doc Delray
Time changes things, old friends leave and new ones take their place. What follows is a collection of short stories and episodic adventures detailing some of the events after Of War and Friendship, leading up to book two. Lives will change as chaos settles upon the galaxy far, far away. Rated Teen.
Crossover - My Little Pony & Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,838 - Reviews: 31 - Updated: 2-22-13 - Published: 9-30-12
Recommended by Cody Fett. Overall, I liked it. These chapters are a good start to the anthology. Here's hoping future entries will have us shouting, "Kandosii!"

-Team Fortress 2

Mission: Improbable ... Improbable
It had been about a month since the changeling incident in Canterlot. Everypony is on edge, because stray changelings keep popping up here and there, trying to blend in with the population. Everyone worries that one of their closest friends, or even their family, could not be who they appear to be. But what happens when a pony isn't really that pony...
...but they're not a changeling, either?
Interdimensional Transfusion ... ransfusion
A few weeks after the Spy returned from his extended stay in Equestria, the Medic found that he needed to have a few of those so-called "ponies" to... study. But with robots still attacking Mann Co., how can he find the time to acquire such a specimen?
By sending a scout ahead, of course.
By The card holder
Recommended by elemenster. mision improbable a hilarious spy in equestria fic the spy sucsesfully (may be subject to change as far as ponies are concerened changeling's alreadyknow he's there) hides in equestria after a noodle incedent

-The Last Unicorn

The Last Human: A Tale Of The Pre-Classical Era ... ssical-Era
By PatchworkPoltergeist
Reader, in ancient days, the old lords of the world numbered in thousands. Then hundreds. Then even less.
Now, they are found only in tapestries and fanciful ballads.
The creatures are all vanished. All but one.
Rumors say there are more of him, somewhere far away. A young and supposedly gifted mage called Star Swirl, and Heartstrings, a gentle spinster join him on a journey to find the rest.
But between the searchers and their goal hangs the question: "Should these creatures be saved at all?"
Recommended by hydraulic man. The Last Human just updated to chapter 2, and if you don't know what inspired it by now then you didn't watch enough Rankin/Bass films growing up.

-The Screwtape Letters

Letters From A Senior To A Junior Changeling ... changeling
By Chris
A series of notes sent to a young changeling in the field by her superior, and a glimpse into the minds of a race whose views on friendship and love are at once totally alien and disturbingly easy to recognize in ourselves and those around us.
Recommended by Alamo. This short story is heavily based on the Screwtape Letters, and I very strongly recommend it. It is an excellent adaption, and probably one of the most unique takes on the Changelings I've seen.

-The Spoony Experiment

My Little Insano: Madness Is Magic ... s-is-Magic
By LDSocrates
The great and terrible Doctor Insano is, quite frankly, tired of living in the basement of The Goddamn Avatar, aka The Spoony One. So, using his vast amounts of knowledge in science, he boots up his old interplanetary portal to find a new world to conquer since his conquest of Earth isn't going so well. Luck of the draw has it that said new world is Equestria. In this world of technicolor horses, ancient evils, and lots and lots of lesbians, will the mad scientist learn the magic of friendship?
No. No, he will not.
Recommended by TL_One. So if your looking for a laugh try: My Little Insano: Madness is Magic

-Top Gear

The Worst Diplomats In The World ... -the-World
By Blue Tunes
The Producers have long been the bane of the Top Gear team's existence, sending them off into the most dangerous and hilarious of situations in the name of good television. Now follow Captain Slow, Hamster and Jezza as they are sent off again into the unknown as some of the first humans to set foot (Or wheel) into the land of Equestria.
Oh, and the Government doesn't exactly agree with this one either...
Teen for language and sexual references.
Recommended by Dalek Ix. Watch as the Top Gear crew sneak into Equestria for a road trip.

-X Com

XCOM: Equestria Unknown ... ia-Unknown
By Blueshift
In response to the Equine threat, this council of nations has chosen to activate the XCOM project.
We have located the alien's homeworld, known as 'Equestria'. Your mission is to travel there and murder everything you see. Your team has the best weapons, armour and training. Literally nothing can go wrong.
Operation: Exploding Face is underway!
Remember, we will be watching.
Mentioned by Blueshift. I've written a new story! It's a bit different from my usual stuff in that it's a crossover. With a computer game. But don't worry, it's a comedy, and you don't need to know anything about the game XCOM to understand it. XCOM is a fantastic turn based strategy which is insanely hard.
It's a game about sending loads of soldiers after aliens, only to watch them die horribly and often. And now, they have travelled to Equestria!

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-09-09 04:26am

Naruto Fic & Crossovers Pt 8a

Accounting No Jutsu ... g_no_Jutsu
By daniel-gudman
Lots of people have postulated that Naruto's good at financial planning. Let's follow that thought a little farther into the future.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 452 - Published: 2-15-06 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by striker696.

A Cord Of Three Strands, Separately
By wei
What if Team 7 had their Saanin's swapped?
Recommended by Wavelet & Guardian Box.
Is this it? It does have Sasuke with Tsunade, Naruto with Orochimaru and Sakura with Jiraiya. The role reversal is kind of fun, and it is well-written, if brief.

Advent Of The Spiralling Ninja Of Uzushio ... of-Uzushio
By Born of Prayers
Rated M for violence: Forced to leave behind Konoha after Hinata is hurt, Naruto ventures out to the his fallen homeland in order to survive. Reuniting with his mother, they plan to resurrect his Father & Uzushio once again...If they just so happened to topple the Mizukage, screw over Orochimaru, meet Jinchuurki, or save a few villages along the way, a bonus really...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 96,611 - Reviews: 175 - Updated: 2-11-13 - Published: 2-10-12 - Naruto U. & Kushina U.
Recommended by Christi.

A Lifetime Of Chances ... of-Chances
By The Wandering Delusion ... g-Delusion
It was a freak accident. A series of events joined together to achieve the impossible. Now Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke are living their lives over and over again, with no end in sight. So they decided, be it a blessing or a curse, to make the most of the situation they find themselves in. They will live by their own rules and do whatever they want to do. This is their story.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 86,145 - Reviews: 270 - Updated: 1-18-13 - Published: 7-4-12 - Naruto U. & Team Seven
Recommended by Wavelet & JadeCriminal.
All of Team Seven (minus Kakashi) is looping together in this story. Each chapter is a single loop, and the loops are not in chronological order. Also, I am not sure that the author has an endpoint in mind, and some fanon cliches pop in at times. Even so, I haven't discovered any problems on the level of those in Time Braid or CED. That said, the first chapter is extremely jarring, as the story begins with one of Team Seven's later loops. Subsequent chapters are earlier in the loops, so Team Seven seems far more in character.

A Long Way Home Universe
By sinemoras09
Collection of fics, drabbles, and oneshots detailing Obito and Rin's relationship if Rin were somehow brought back to life. post-600. adult Rin/Obito.
Mentioned by Cataquack Warri.
Another story involving Obito/Madara is A Long Way Home by sinemoras9. Obito must deal with the consequences of one of Kabuto's experiments in resurrection. Obito/Rin. Rated M.

By Wingwyrm
Naruto has been alone for his entire short life. Is it any surprise that with his creative imagination that he imagined up someone to be there with him? Schizo/MDP!Naruto. One-shot. CharDeath.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 639 - Reviews: 21 - Published: 3-24-10 - Naruto U. - Complete
Mentioned by Rushil.
Has Alternate (also by wingwyrm) ever been recced? I'm not even sure if it's worthy of one, but I found it somewhat emotional. May be a case of YMMV.

A Month As Naruto Uzumaki ... to_Uzumaki
By Angel of Snapdragons
Due to a false report, Sarutobi decides to impersonate 6 years old Naruto for a month. He should have known what he was getting into.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,277 - Reviews: 346 - Published: 5-4-10 - Hiruzen S. - Complete
Recommended by weirdbutgifted.
Short oneshot, AU in that Naruto is more abused than canon, but a decent Sarutobi fic.

An Alternative Path ... ative_Path
By Zessei
AU: Kakashi thinks his team might not be so ready for the Chunnin exams after all. Permanent Hiatus.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 124,997 - Reviews: 2134 - Updated: 1-7-10 - Published: 9-17-07 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Mentioned by Zulaq & clockworkchaos.
Also, does anyone know any good fics where team 7 doesn't take the Chuunin exams (for I don't know, maybe financial reasons or something).

A Name He Could Do Without ... Do_Without
By Lucillia
There is a world where, thanks to a run of really bad luck and poor timing, Namikaze Minato picks up a slightly different nickname.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 47 - Published: 8-20-12 - Minato N. - Complete
Recommended by thesevenwielder.

And Then There Would Be Sun
By sinemoras09 ... inemoras09
The actions of a masked man. Spoilers for chapter 599.
Recommended by Cataquack Warri & Murazor.
The actions and thoughts of a masked man in more than one way.
It still doesn't make up for Kishimoto's folly in my opinion, but the characterization helps at least.

An Everlasting Flame ... ting_Flame
By ToeGirth
Usually when one thinks of life after death they think of heaven or hell. They definitely dont think about being reborn, let alone in the world of Naruto. This was going to be interesting... Self Insert.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 82,317 - Reviews: 285 - Updated: 12-27-12 - Published: 8-19-12 - Yamato & Kotetsu H.
Recommended by Ct613hulu & Mook91.
Just started reading this new SI fic. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Dreaming of Sunshine.

A New Destiny
By 00Sakura00
"She really is beautiful isn't she? Pink hair, emerald eyes...What do you think we should name her?" Her brows knitted together in a thoughtful pause. "Sakura. Haruno Sakura...May your new life in Iwa be a safer one, my darling." OOC Sakura; SasuSakuNaru
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 42 - Words: 261,526 - Reviews: 904 - Updated: 1-15-13 - Published: 6-19-09 - Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack.
Super-Sakura story, giving her a tragic past and special abilities of her very own. Generally competently written, and has some original plot and missions going on alongside the canon-following. On the down side... well, there's some deeply stupid stuff in there, like Sakura's family bouncing between Iwa and Konoha like it's no big deal, or the truly mind-boggling "young Sakura in Iwa becomes Gaara's pen pal" stuff. And to some extent, Sakura's super-ness comes at the expense of the rest of the cast.

A Policeman's Lot Is Not A Happy One ... -Happy-One
By Lucillia
Despite the fact that the job was practically a sinecure, the Uchiha officers of the Konoha Military Police Force didn't just hang around drinking coffee and snacking on doughnuts. Even though they didn't particularly care for Konoha's other residents, they had a job to do. And, as a matter of pride, they did it well. Even when it took them to the darkest places...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Crime/Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 19,434 - Reviews: 63 - Updated: 12-8-12 - Published: 1-30-12 - Fugaku U. & Obito U./Tobi
Recommended by luckybreak91.

Are You Serious?
By Imaginarivalued
Crack filled and spoiler for chapter 599. Now with ten percent more mascaline.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,141 - Reviews: 50 - Updated: 9-4-12 - Published: 8-30-12 - Kakashi H. & Obito U./Tobi - Complete
Recommended by RadiantPhoenix.
Basically, the first chapter (the good part) is Kakashi flipping out at the newly-unmasked man over chapter 599.

A Road Not Taken ... _Not_Taken
By CladInPink
After having given up on her childhood crush, Sakura finds herself without a purpose. Newfound motivation from an unexpected source gives her a new goal to pursue: her training. A re-write of the original plot. NaruSaku, KakaAnko and various others on the side.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 64,815 - Reviews: 244 - Updated: 1-19-13 - Published: 7-27-10 - Sakura H. & Naruto U.
Recommended by anowack.
Sasuke is crueler to Sakura on the day of the team introductions, causing her to re-evaluate her crush and priorities. Summary indicates that the story will eventually be a Naruto/Sakura pairing, though it isn't jumping into that and thus far is more of Sakura-centered Team Seven story. Has Mitarashi Anko training Sakura, which is almost always worth a couple of bonus points to me. On the down side, it does manage to actually overstate how sucky Sakura is immediately upon academy graduation. Also, "currently in Wave Arc" warning.

A Scandalous Proposal ... s-Proposal
By Narf-for-the-Garthoc
Sakura is fed up with being the bridesmaid but never the bride and goes to confront Naruto about his most indecent lack of proposals. narusaku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,184 - Reviews: 149 - Published: 4-11-08 - Naruto U. & Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Angurvddel.
It's a oneshot Naruto/Sakura fic. Specifically about Naruto proposing to Sakura. It is funny (it's primarily comedy, with a backdrop of the ship).

A Short Of Entailment ... Entailment
By Crowind
AU. Senju Hashirama left behind a village and a will forged in fire for everyone but his own blood. All Tsunade gets is a tree, and a child she never prays for but the heavens grant on one auspicious gambling night. It only takes five years and a thousand steps back to Konoha to determine whether it was a loan of fortune or bad luck. [Ch 1-3: The Cuckoo and Her Canine Comrades]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 27,347 - Reviews: 41 - Updated: 12-27-12 - Published: 11-9-12 - Sakura H. & Tsunade S.
Mentioned by anowack.
And, now that I've tracked down the link, crowind's A Sort Of Entailment, which just released its first chapter and is a story where Tsunade via a sequence of events as yet unrevealed winds up adopting Sakura and returning to Konoha pre-series.

At Any Cost
By Islagatt
Naruto, insane by conventional measurement Sasuke, almost human Sakura, helpless, increasingly psychotic fangirl and Hinata, a puzzle. Watch the story of Naruto, when he wasn't born with morals.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 72,002 - Reviews: 201 - Updated: 9-4-07 - Published: 8-29-06 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Mentioned by BOOKgod22.

Attack Of The Coughing Zombies
By wei
Ninjas, H1N1, and mad scientists. (And an attempt to stay canon compliant, oh my!)
Recommended by Satori.
Attack of the Coughing Zombies is now my headcannon for how Naruto actually ends. because honestly, if it were my D&D game, Rocks falls everyone dies would be long overdue.

Auburn And Gold
By Aurelia Astralis
A Chunin kunoichi from Konoha dies from elemental chakra poisoning during the Fourth Shinobi World War, only to be given a opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to change everything. Time Travel, AU, slow-paced, Tenten-centric. Chapter 14 up!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 37,975 - Reviews: 212 - Updated: 1-26-13 - Published: 7-11-12 - Tenten
Recommended by NexusCell.
Also, I found it cool how Tenten doesn't actually get sent back to her time, rather 16 years before her birth, right near the beginning of the 3rd Shinobi War.

By Death2Deadlines
Oneshot collection - Shikamaru meets a girl he can actually hold a civilized conversation with.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,627 - Reviews: 155 - Updated: 10-4-12 - Published: 7-24-11 - Shikamaru N. & Tenten
Recommended by Lzyslckr & PKiller.
A major anti-fan of ship-fics in general. I make my sole exception for this one. Read it.
It's not extremely well written. Nor is it serious. Nor is it (insert any other number of positive qualities). It's fanon. It's exaggerated. It's silly.
However it accomplished one thing that the vast majority of fics do not. It held my attention from start to finish, without clicking the x. I found it inexplicably highly entertaining. Don't go into it as though it's a Naruto fic. Go into it like it's an over the top romantic comedy. You won't be disappointed.
Unrecommended by Sayle.
Unrec. Initially interesting, then goes full retard later. Shikamaru toying with Temari in the chunin exams to get an apology from her on Tenten's behalf? Stupid Gai/Lee exaggeration? Failure to grasp characterisation at anything but the most basic level?

Big Fish, Tiny Pond ... -Tiny-Pond
By BukkakeNoJutsu
In the aftermath of Pein's attack on Konoha, Naruto is given a task vital to his village's safety. His mission: Beat the chuunin exam in Kirigakure like a rented mule. Like it owed him money. Like he wanted revenge.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,814 - Reviews: 126 - Published: 11-2-12 - Naruto U. & Karui
Recommended by biigoh & Irksome Dude.
Only one chapter so far, but it amused me despite several problems. Naruto is given a secret mission after Pain blows Leaf away. Go into the upcoming chuunin exam, hide his abilities until the end, and roflstomp everyone in front of the audience to show the village is still hard enough.

By demonicnargles
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable barrier? Things break. Things like Time. Another take on Kyuubi and the Shinigami's seal. One-shot.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,907 - Reviews: 97 - Published: 8-25-08 - Naruto U. & Kurama/Kyuubi - Complete
Recommended by Space Penguin & Half_Baked_Cat.
I found a oneshot that pretty much insures that Naruto is overpowered actually and its all Kyuubi's fault. This oneshot is pure fanon and I doubt its correct with canon naruto at all but I still find it funny.

Blood Between
By Annwyd
One missed step, and Naruto does die at the Valley of the End. In the aftermath, Sakura does what must be done.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,673 - Reviews: 30 - Published: 9-28-06 - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
If you're just looking for the immediate aftermath of Naruto dying, then Blood Between is not bad.

Blood Sings
By Fireun Feather
For Namikaze Minato, Yondaime Hokage, the day started out like any other. But then Jiraiya walked into his office with a teen that could have been Minato's clone and that bore the name of his vanished lover. His day just got very, very interesting. AU
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 117,570 - Reviews: 915 - Updated: 5-3-11 - Published: 11-13-09 - Naruto U. & Minato N.
Recommended by CrazyAK-47.
Blood Sings by Fireun Feather is fantastic, although it involves a bit more AU than simply "Minato lives." For the Minato lives part, Kushina is not the Kyuubi jinchuuriki and the circumstances of Naruto's birth are completely different, such that neither mother nor son are in the village during the attack. Sarutobi performs Shiki Fuujin and Sasuke becomes the host. As for the AU aspects of Kushina and Naruto, I'd rather not get too spoilery, but let's just say that despite their lack of jinchuuriki status, they are still their own way. Unfortunately it's giving off heavy abandoned vibes now, not having been updated in a year and a half.

Boutoku No Naruto
By Thanathos
We all know that Naruto is famous for his use of the Kage Bunshin, the jutsu he learned from the Forbidden Scroll. But what if things had been different? What if Naruto had chosen a different jutsu to learn, a darker one? What would happen then?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,921 - Reviews: 804 - Updated: 5-22-11 - Published: 12-24-10 - Naruto U.
Mentioned by Hypochondriac & ryuan.
Anyone remember a Fic where Naruto somehow get access to the resurrection seal? I think it got it in place of the Shadow clone in the beginning, but can't be sure

Burn Limits
By Taivasalla
When Sakura's mother dies, she grows up in a shinobi household. Haunted by a broken father, she ends up on Team 7 a different person.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,835 - Reviews: 62 - Updated: 7-7-12 - Published: 4-2-12 - Sakura H.
Recommended by Arkeus & anowack.
Bearing in mind that I am a complete and total sucker for Sakura-gets-to-be-awesomer AUs, seconded. Decently written, has some funny bits, and manages to come up with a strategy I hadn't seen before for the bell test.

Butterfly Wings
By Bjorn
Years before Uzumaki Naruto was born, one Namikaze Minato convinced one Orochimaru to stay in Konoha. The world changed.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,910 - Reviews: 105 - Updated: 10-26-07 - Published: 9-8-07 - Orochimaru
Recommended by Delcer.
I enjoyed reading a story about a truely amoral character without having the author to completely trash the character's original personality into some sue monstrosity in order to achieve it. If anyone has a story of a similar vein, please recommend it to me.

By Persepolis130
Neji must undergo special training to serve the Hyuuga Main House, and along the way he learns that some family secrets are better left undiscovered. nejitenten nejihina Hyugacest rape nejitema COMPLETE!
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,932 - Reviews: 256 - Updated: 11-22-05 - Published: 1-24-05 - Neji H. & Hinata H. - Complete
Recommended by Arkhe.
For recs; I'll do an oldy but a squicky, oh gods squicky goodie.
Personal Summary: Within the span of a week, Neji finds himself thrown into the deep-end of adult responsibilities, wherein he has to come to grips with pride, and again re-evaluate his understanding of family -all the whilst managing a newly acquired self-destructive vice for pleasures of the flesh.

Can I Keep Her?
By Andrew Joshua Talon
Oneshot. What if Jiraiya and Naruto were in Cloud country when Yugito was about to be nabbed by Akatsuki?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 860 - Reviews: 154 - Published: 10-15-08 - Naruto U. & Yugito N. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
Getting back on the topic of story recommendations, I just finished reading "Can I Keep Her" (a short, amusing parody of Naruto/Yugito fics). While it's old enough that it contradicts parts of canon, it's funny enough that I can cheerfully overlook those inconsistencies. In particular, the last scene is just a gem.

Catch 22
By JanuaryEclipses
Sakura isn't weak because she lacks strength. She is weak because they protect her. Sakura-centric
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 94,504 - Reviews: 1245 - Updated: 10-8-12 - Published: 9-27-09 - Sakura H.
Recommended by SoftRogue.
Just updated, it follows the life of Sakura and her thoughts, feelings, and motivations as a member of Team 7. It stays faithful to canon events up to after Pein's attack on Konoha, where it goes into AU territory. Perhaps not the best fic around, but with decent writing and I find it an interesting insight into Sakura.

Chaff In The Wind
By wei
Konoha has its own version of Godwin’s Law, but unfortunately for Sakura, just because the other side loses doesn’t mean she wins.
Recommended by crowind.
Ah, I've read all of them but Fifth, but thanks anyway. I was re-reading A Chaff In The Wind for the nth time. I was never completely sold on the idea that Naruto can make a good Hokage, and kinda wondered who else people would put in his place. Hokage Sakura is in many ways an amusing idea because of how impossible that canon would go that way (ie pretty much everyone would have to die or abandon Konoha).

Chasing A Legend
By Voiceofsummer
During one of the most crucial missions in the history of Konoha, Sakumo is forced to make an all too different decision. The White Fang dies as a hero and not in disgrace. The life of Hatake Kakashi is changed forever. AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 159,534 - Reviews: 223 - Updated: 12-5-12 - Published: 2-27-12 - Kakashi H. & Obito U./Tobi
Recommended by windupbird.
Basically, it's an AU where instead of dropping his infamous ill-fated mission, Sakumo stayed behind and ordered his men to leave him, thus saving their lives and dying a hero to the leaf in the process, instead of being shamed. Kakashi, in turn, though still his laconic, aggravating young-self, ends up having a different set of psychological baggage due to this.

Chasing Butterflies ... utterflies
By Falling Right Side-Up ... ht-Side-Up
AU: Minato's adventures as father and Hokage. Insanity is a given. Intervention a necessity. Who knows how screwed up Naruto will become under his father's care? SECOND: misplaced jealousy /more info and question to readers inside/ edited: 6-25-2009
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,220 - Reviews: 118 - Updated: 6-24-09 - Published: 1-13-09 - Minato N. & Naruto U.
Recommended by mkire.
so this is total crack. Kushina died, but Minato is still around and hokage. Overly proud and protective father will go to any length to make his child happy, even if it means Spoiler
giving himself breasts
. Also features a baby carrier with ninja swivel action

Chemical Substance ... -Substance
She could bring the heavens crashing down with one kiss, a goddess in a desolate land. He was her most devout worshipper and from someone so divine, rewards were always sweet. *Warning*: sexual themes, shotacon. *On Hiatus
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 43,751 - Reviews: 394 - Updated: 9-7-11 - Published: 2-16-08 - Naruto U. & Mikoto U.
Mentioned by mkire.
So i keep seeing people recommend but i can never make myself read it. The prose is just off-putting. Can anyone tell me if it is worth working through?

Cherry Blossom Whirlwind ... ns.230724/
By JadeCriminal ... nal.89033/
Folks have been asking for this and I have been thinking about it on and off but I can't think of an overall plot. Here's the link to the first part: Deadly Decisions (Feedback appreciated)
I just got scenes and ideas and I want to do something different then what we saw in the manga. Worldbuilding sucks.
So any comments and ideas on what is written below and where it may lead.
Mentioned by Arkeus.
A sequel has begun in this very site, but Alrissa (JadeCriminal here) is being a mean cliffhanger person.

Choosing The Fourth ... the-Fourth
By Sarah1281
In which the Third Hokage, the three Sannin, and the Yellow Flash decide on the Fourth Hokage by means of 'not its', addressing a series of hypothetical situations, and seeing who's brave enough to put on Tsunade's cursed necklace.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,764 - Reviews: 95 - Published: 9-12-09 - Minato N. & Hiruzen S. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
A sillier story featuring the sannin, Sarutobi and Minato is Sarah1281's "Choosing the Fourth." As expected from Sarah1281, it's a highly amusing read.

Conditional Blindness ... _Blindness
By Pridefall
They're just bodies, Naruto...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 629 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 8-12-07 - Naruto U. & Neji H. - Complete
Recommended by South.

Contemplating Orange ... ing-Orange
By serenphoria
Uzumaki Naruto never understood his affinity to orange. [Color speaks when words cannot]
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 866 - Reviews: 133 - Published: 8-19-06 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by Christi.
A good one shot about why Naruto wears orange.

By Andrew Joshua Talon
Based on my Alternative Canon universe, trouble brews as the canon Naruto universe comes into contact with another, and crossover begins.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,255 - Reviews: 111 - Updated: 1-5-11 - Published: 5-26-10 - Naruto U. & Haku
Mentioned by Ramenth & Archeleone.
Does anyone know any good other world Naruto fics?
Actually that's a bad way to put it - I'm not looking for crossovers, or a fic where canon characters and dropped into another world. I'm looking for something more along the lines of Naruto but instead of ninjas, steampunk! Or European styled fantasy. Or something along those lines. Crimson Reign-esque stuff.

Crow And A Jar
By MKofGod
The only demons in the clearing are the ones standing like specters over her boys' shoulders. It's always the quiet ones.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 16 - Published: 2-19-11 - Sakura H. & Shikamaru N. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
If you're looking for an excellent one shot (and don't mind time travel), then I cannot recommend Crow and Jar, by MKofGod, enough.
This Sakura-centric piece is one of the best time travel stories I have read, somehow managing to earn that distinction despite being less than 1500 words long.

Cuckoo's Cry ... to.194760/
By Satori
Mentioned by Satori & Khaos.
Well if we're shilling our own fic now... My Cuckoo's Cry is largely about Sakura.

Danzo's Team
By kosmos00
Danzo asks to be Team 7's Jounin. Follows Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke as they grow into their positions. Kakashi is still in the fic. A more military take on the Narutoverse, will try to focus on ninja using tricks instead of brute force. strong!team.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 114,808 - Reviews: 482 - Updated: 1-18-13 - Published: 2-10-12 - Danzō S. & Team Seven
Recommended by anowack.
In which Danzo manages to convince Sarutobi to make him Team Seven's jounin instructor. It's not really a mind-blowing story, and it hits some of the usual cliches of the "give Team Seven a better teacher" genre, but it's a pleasant enough way to pass a little time, and so far it seems to be trying to present Danzo as a complex character with both good and bad points.

Dead Garden
Also ... to.196459/
By anowack / Aaron Nowack
The Fourth Hokage left a behind a legacy, a cruel burden that would change the fate of a world. It should have gone to a hero, a champion who could mend the broken and save the hopeless. Instead it fell on Haruno Sakura. Good thing she'll have some help.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 104,402 - Reviews: 157 - Updated: 11-13-12 - Published: 7-12-11 - Sakura H. & Kushina U.
Recommended by crowind.
Sakura as the Kyuubi's host. Has only recently finished the Wave alternate arc.

Dear Foolish Little Brother ... le-Brother
By solderini
Like all good boys, Itachi writes home occasionally.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 1621 - Published: 4-2-04 - Itachi U. & Sasuke U. - Complete
Recommended by SuperMuffin.
Humorous 1 shot

Death's Precipice
By The Sh33p
Rock Lee wonders what it's like to stand on the edge of Death's precipice. Tonight, he's going to find out.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,173 - Reviews: 41 - Published: 12-1-05 - Lee R. - Complete
Recommended by RazorSmile.
A contemplative oneshot of rare quality starring Rock Lee. This is good shit right here, takes the Eight Gates and makes something of them.

Demon's Luck
By Half Baked Cat
Naruto stumbles across a weekly high stakes poker game. He walks away set to have a happy childhood. How will this effect his future career as a ninja?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,529 - Reviews: 168 - Updated: 9-26-12 - Published: 6-23-12 - Naruto U.
Mentioned by Half_Baked_Cat.
In that case, I recommend Demon's Luck. Please check it out. It has a Naruto with lots of luck and sitting on Anko's lap.
Yes, this is me being pathetic and begging. I am man enough to admit when I am pathetic.

Densetsu No Sannin: Repetition ... Repetition
By Wilhelm Junker
A failed attack on a hidden village near the border of Fire Country plunges the continent into yet another secret war, one Konoha isn't prepared to deal with. The story of Team Seven's ascension to legendary status. NaruxSaku, SasuxItsasurprise
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 104,259 - Reviews: 272 - Updated: 10-9-07 - Published: 3-11-07 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by Wavelet.
As for a more serious recommendation (although I would not be surprised if it's been recced before), I cannot recommend Densetsu no Sannin: Repetition enough, provided that you're willing to live with a large number of elements which contradict recent Shippuden canon (as it was written in 2007). Unfortunately, it appears dead, but it died at a fairly convenient stopping point, as the author had just completed a more than one hundred thousand word long arc, so if you're looking for an excellent Naruto story featuring Team Seven to sink your teeth into, this fic is definitely for you.

Distinct Discomfort ... Discomfort
By nooziewoozie
Itachi didn't know whether to curse or bless the DNA that had given him the second-best Sharingan in the Uchiha clan and the photographic memory that came with it. Because, really, hot damn. -Why Sasuke is such a bully in 'Of Marriage and Diplomacy'.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,289 - Reviews: 20 - Published: 10-26-09 - Itachi U. & Kushina U. - Complete
Recommended by mkire.
Itachi meets puberty

By The Scarlett Ribbon
They die under a red sky, in mud and blood and bitter regret. Team Seven, at the end of the least, until Sasuke wakes up - twelve, Sharinganless and back on his old genin team.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,492 - Reviews: 228 - Updated: 10-15-12 - Published: 3-12-12 - Sasuke U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by Wavelet.
Firstly, Divergence is one of the only good time traveling stories I have encountered which features a near canonical Sasuke (canon up to partway through the shinobi world war arc, and then the war goes somewhat differently) as the time traveler. It's just getting started at this point, and the author is fairly slow to update, but what I have seen so far is somewhat impressive.

Do Not Feed The Animals ... imals.html
By Lazuli ... azuli.html
Hinata makes Naruto food, but as usual, he doesn't notice. NEW 1/12
Recommended by Satori & Half_Baked_Cat.
Do not feed the animals is a bright and heartwarming antidote to the general grimdarkness of Timebraid.

Doomed To Repeat
By Fiachra Ochiern
One year after Jiraiya's death, Naruto is no longer the ninja he once was. Faced with the chance to change everything that went wrong, can Naruto rise above the strength of his enemies, the suspicions of his friends, and most of all his own weaknesses?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 155,488 - Reviews: 1602 - Updated: 1-5-13 - Published: 8-21-08 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Silveraith.
I like the story for its writing style and interesting take on the classic.

Drabble: Naruto Is A God ... st-8539877
By Dimensionist ... ist.33368/
Heh. 'Naruto as a god with everyone involved being shadow clones' translates to 'Naruto as a member of a Sufficiently Advanced Race with everyone involved being tiny fragments of his will'.
Seemed amusing to me at the time.
Recommended by Murazor & Mithril-blade.
This crack is pure and valuable. So much so, in fact, that if I were to take it, enough of it would be left unused in my system that my urine and sweat could get people high. On the other hand, it's much more coherent then Naruto canon. Good job.

Drabble: Savior Of Konoha ... st-8643425
By Sucal
Every year it happened. On his birthday, every year. He had no clue, no chance of knowing why due to certain laws. The people doing it never told him why, never gave him a chance to escape. He tried, oh he tried.
Mentioned by Sucal.
Stroking my own ego for a few seconds.

Kakashi has a strange recurring dream. And it makes him brush the edges of sanity. Maybe it even takes him beyond. Or maybe he is already on the beyond? Oneshot
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,538 - Reviews: 17 - Published: 9-23-10 - Kakashi H. - Complete
Dreaming II Waking
Sequel to 'Dreaming'. Kakashi's recurring dream takes up more and more of his life. And he doesn't know whether to be grateful for it.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,467 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 6-8-11 - Kakashi H. - Complete
By Sakiku
Recommended by Sayle.

Easy In Theory
By Lucillia
The concept is simple enough, and the materials are there, which begs the question of exactly why there are no firearms in the Elemental Nations.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 620 - Reviews: 41 - Published: 7-28-12 - Complete
Recommended by Silveraith.

By Kagaseo
AU. A modification of the seal holding back the Kyuubi has surprising consequences. When each choice brings about a new world, what will happen when different possibilities collide? Many Naruto wreaking havoc!
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 42 - Words: 435,356 - Reviews: 1115 - Updated: 3-19-13 - Published: 5-28-11 - Naruto U.
Recommended by RazorSmile.
Echoes updated. It's pretty awesome. Five Narutos (and their pals) being pursued across the multiverse by three insanely powerful Madaras.

Essay: What If... Sasuke Uchiha Was Born Female?
By Meinos Kaen
Mentioned by thesevenwielder.

By Crash
After joining in a field aliance with the Sand Ninjas, Shikamaru finds himself working uncomfortably close to Temari. More worrisome, however, is that the same aliance leaves Ino working dangerously close to Gaara...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,087 - Reviews: 172 - Updated: 11-13-05 - Published: 1-16-05
Recommended by Klaus.
Old and dead. Good plot, an interesting enemy, Ino gets to fight, wish there were more like it.

By DrerrRedclaw
Rite of passage. Mark of progress. Things change; adapt or die. :futurefic; slight AU; slight ooc due to maturity; secondary AACs: :NejSak; NarHin; ShiTem; KibIno: Finished.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 78,421 - Reviews: 78 - Updated: 7-4-08 - Published: 5-28-08 - Neji H. & Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by crowind.
Reccing this for: tight plotting and maybe pacing, unusually good prose, especially for action fics, believable character growths, and spoiler: the big problem being solved entirely by characters who are not Naruto.[/spoiler]. Oh, and my favourite Tsunade-Sakura interaction, however rare it is in fandom. The cons: it's old and therefore not canon-compliant, I didn't exactly read it for the plot twist - it's okay, nothing spectacular but nothing terrible either, there is a lot of shipping including one pair that is suddenly married after a time-skip. But I'd urge you to roll on with it as the interactions are not that of love sick teenagers, but mature individuals.

By SwiftKick
In order to cement a truce between the two villages, Konoha and Iwa exchange recently graduated academy students. Fortunately, if anything were to go wrong, Haruno Sakura was just average enough to risk losing. AU.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,938 - Reviews: 171 - Updated: 3-21-12 - Published: 5-28-10 - Sakura H. & Deidara
Recommended by Wavelet.
Essentially, since she does not have any notable clan techniques or a blood line limit (unlike her classmates), Sakura is shipped off to Iwagakure, and placed far from the main village (probably for security reasons) under the supervision of the recently promoted jonin Deidara. Sakura and Deidara are both written remarkably well, and tend to be a lot of fun together.

Eyes Of The Beholder ... e-Beholder
By Kat Morning
A minor intervention switches Hinata to Team Seven. This would be the sound of a butterfly flapping its wings.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,229 - Reviews: 39 - Updated: 1-28-13 - Published: 3-25-10 - Hinata H. & Sakura H.
Recommended by Wavelet.
Essentially, this story has Hinata on Team Seven, while Sakura is on Team Eight (hardly an original premise). What is interesting, is that rather than focusing on romance (of which there is none), the story focuses on a burgeoning friendship which develops between Hinata and Sakura, and how their friendship changes the pre-timeskip Naruto timeline. Well written and engaging, it's worth a read.

Fallen Night
By Evil Is A Relative Term ... ative-Term
It's been two years since Pain attacked Konoha. Kakashi has been in a coma and Sasuke has been plotting his revenge. When Sasuke decides the best way to destroy the village is from the inside out, what will he discover upon his return?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,266 - Reviews: 193 - Updated: 7-23-12 - Published: 11-20-08 - Sakura H. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by uju32.
Unrecommended by anowack.
Sakura's team is apparently so super black ops that Naruto doesnt know who they report to.
Also, since Sakura couldn't wake Kakashi up from some random Coma, she swore to 'Never heal anyone until she wakes Kakashi up.'
Add onto that the team names which are 'Hellhound' And 'Fallen Night' Which the author has put in Japanese and then translated in brackets for us laymen English readers, and I can't even get past chapter 2.
The entire gist of the fic seems to be that we're supposed to see how badass and awesome Sakura and her team are, and how cool and mysterious and... well you get the picture.
I didn't manage to enjoy it.

By Rin O' Gen
Kakashi wasn't sure how he ended up in this world. But he did know that the only connection he had to his own world was the apartment he landed in, the book he found, and the angry woman that wants nothing to do with him. Aberration in reverse. KakashixOC
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,285 - Reviews: 115 - Updated: 11-27-11 - Published: 2-26-11 - Kakashi H.
Recommended by Tavar. The companion one, where Kakashi falls into this world(meeting the same girl) is also worth a look.

Tsunade is not a hero. She is a leader and a healer, but she is not a hero. [loose prequel to Sixth, ShikamaruSakura, oneshot]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 8-19-06 - Tsunade S. & Sakura H. - Complete
Fifth II Sixth
In essence, the Sixth Hokage is not Uzumaki Naruto, and he's acutely aware of the fact. [futurefic, gen]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 929 - Reviews: 24 - Published: 5-11-06 - Shikamaru N. - Complete
By vampirepenguin
Recommended by Wavelet.
The only good story I can recall with Naruto dying so that the someone else can become the Hokage is Fifth, in which Naruto dies a hero and Shikamaru becomes the Sixth.

First Try: Team Tetsuo ... eam_Tetsuo
By Lucillia
Kakashi was a bit late to fill out a bit of paperwork, and as a result, Tetsuo manages to keep his student and gain that year's Rookie of the Year and Top Kunoichi. With what he sees as a potential dream team, or at least one that won't drag Naruto down, he decides to prepare them for the Winter Chunin Exams that are coming up in two months. Diverges from First Try Chapter 11.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 34 - Words: 77,493 - Reviews: 937 - Updated: 1-16-13 - Published: 6-29-12 - Naruto U. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by The Unicorn.
It is an alternate sequel to First Try, and much better written than First Try: Team 7

Fool Me Once, Shame On Me ... hame-On-Me
By artemisfireflame
21-year-old Sakura finds difficulty in recovering from Naruto's death. And as a conspiracy unfolds, everything she believes in becomes challenged by the people she holds dear. Can a kunoichi ever find happiness and peace?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 124,328 - Reviews: 316 - Updated: 10-5-12 - Published: 5-22-09 - Sakura H. & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by anowack.
Since someone was asking for Naruto-dies-and-someone-else-becomes-Hokage stories:
Fool Me Once, Shame On Me by artemisfireflame has Hokage Naruto dying and being replaced by Shikamaru. I've not read it recently enough to promise it is rec-worthy, but at least I have it on alert and remembered it (eventually).

For Whom The Bell Tolls ... Bell-Tolls
By cywscross
I've had a lot of crap come my way over the years so when I got run over at the age of twenty, well, it wasn't as if my life was going anywhere fast anyway. But when I find myself in the Naruto world with all the physical traits of a certain Toad Sage's hypothetical daughter, I had to wonder just who I'd pissed off in a past life. Self-insert fic. OC-centric.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,056 - Reviews: 292 - Updated: 1-5-13 - Published: 1-1-13 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Pheoxy.
Self Insert reincarnation fic similar to Dreaming of Sunshine by Silver Queen with just under 10k Chapters, flows well and is definitely one of the better ones out there.

Four Teams
By Racke
The Genin 12 all graduated in the same year; thus, they were all separated into different teams. Sakura is professional, Hinata wears sunglasses, Ino is NOT crushing, Tenten battles Konoha's insanity, and Kiba hates everyone.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,851 - Reviews: 21 - Updated: 9-21-12 - Published: 9-20-12 - Complete
Recommended by Tikitau.
It's a fun little alt-uish Crack Fic. Not super duper crack, just doesn't take itself hugely seriously. The biggest difference is that the four jounin sensei decided to all specialize their genin teams from the start, so they all ended up taking on a different mix of students. One bit I liked is he mixed up all the teams, instead of just swapping two characters and leaving everything else alone.

By Kraken's Ghost
Discontinued. After his training with Jiraiya is interrupted by an Akatsuki attack, Naruto makes a dangerous gamble with the Kyuubi in order to survive. AU after manga 238.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 239,130 - Reviews: 1811 - Updated: 6-15-05 - Published: 3-4-05 - Naruto U. & Ino Y.
Mentioned by annara ren.
The bit with the clones appearing where they are needed to attack is somewhere in the last chapters.

Fox Moon
By Quill of Molliemon
AU, pre-timeskip, no bijuu, no massacre, one-shot. Konoha is a village of ninjas who hunt demons. Naruto is a ninja with secrets. And tonight is the night of a full moon... Read, review, and enjoy!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,891 - Reviews: 46 - Published: 5-11-10 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by WarShipper.

Freedom Has A Price ... as-a-Price
By Bleedndreamz
Naruto had a problem. He had no one to train him for the chunin exams, but more importantly, he had no one in life there for him that would also judge him. So naturally he was desperate. Yet you know what they say... "Desperation only attracts vultures."
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 177,466 - Reviews: 2486 - Updated: 10-8-12 - Published: 7-30-10 - Naruto U. & Mei T.
Recommended by Croux.
The story is essentially a deep divergence from Canon during the events leading up to the finals in the Chuunin exams. Naruto was annoyed with Kakashi going off to train Sasuke on his own so he moped about when he came across someone training. This person turns out to be Mei Terumi; she pretends to not know much of him and acts that she isn't bothered by his association with pranks and misbehaviour to get his trust. He is initially impressed by her skills on the water and asks her to train him. She does so, but throughout she makes purposeful decisions to make him more and more emotionally reliant on her and on making him seek her acknowledgement. She ironically points out that people would prey upon someone like him at his weakest while she attempts to do the very same thing.

Full Circle
By ArcTheJedi
Naruto Uzumaki, Sixth Hokage, loving husband and father... until tragedy steals it all away. To reclaim his bright future Naruto must race through long-forgotten memories, confront a ghost from his past, and bring everything Full Circle.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 69,013 - Reviews: 136 - Updated: 3-3-13 - Published: 6-1-09 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by RazorSmile.
Essentially post-canon, Naruto's married to Hinata, someone kidnaps their kids, roaring rampage of revenge ensues. Some folks don't like that sort of thing but hey, if nothing else, skip to chapters 6 and 7 to see some of the finest fight scenes in Naruto ficdom (Neji vs the Ame-nin in 6 and Konohamaru vs Oboro in 7 are especially notable) and Chouji getting to be a legit badass, a real rarity alongside "People Lie."

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-09-09 04:30am

Naruto Fic & Crossovers Pt 8b

Gaara The Messiah
By Sarah1281
"Look, it was either that or telling everyone you were a zombie." Gaara's resurrection has unexpected consequences when they have to find a way to explain it without mentioning forbidden jutsu. And sadly, those were two of the more reasonable ideas...
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,824 - Reviews: 83 - Published: 11-17-09 - Gaara & Kankuro - Complete
Recommended by SotF.
Kankuro attempted to explain how Gaara came back to life without mentioning the forbidden jutsu, or letting the village think his brother was a zombie...

Garden Of Sanctuary ... -Sanctuary
AU: Oneshot. An alternate ending to Naruto. The Heavens describe the Garden a peaceful paradise. The Hells describe the Garden a baneful prison. In here... which is it?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,149 - Reviews: 516 - Updated: 4-8-06 - Published: 2-2-06 - Naruto U. & Sakura H. - Complete
Medusa Javelin
AU: A failed mission leaves the dreams of Team 7 forever shattered. As Sakura struggles to cope with Naruto's imprisonment, she slowly discovers a secret that has been hidden away from her for a long long time... [Companion fic to Garden of Sanctuary]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 96,208 - Reviews: 384 - Updated: 10-2-06 - Published: 2-10-06 - Sakura H. & Naruto U. - Complete
Empyreal Paradox
AU: Naruto. Sakura. The Village of the Hidden Leaf. At the end, there was only the beginning. [Sequel to Garden of Sanctuary and Medusa Javelin]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 61,925 - Reviews: 419 - Updated: 3-23-08 - Published: 10-19-06 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
By Nes Mikel
Recommended by Wavelet.

Gateway Book?
By Lucillia
For some, it would seem that reading Jiraiya's works leads to undesirable behavior. When Sai finds Jiraiya's only non-pornographic work at the library, there are a couple of small misunderstandings.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 894 - Reviews: 28 - Published: 8-29-12 - Sai & Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by biigoh.

By Onmysignalunleashwords ... leashwords
"Her face. I remember her face." A boy trained to kill is brought into the light. Grey, different Naruto heavily stealth based and Root trained, but not in the traditional sense. How will he cope with that most dangerous of foes: emotion?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 63 - Words: 210,265 - Reviews: 1499 - Updated: 12-23-12 - Published: 5-14-12 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by warwick.
I like this because snowballing effect and implication in naruto action.

Going Sideways
By TaikoHawk
Jutsu intrinsically twist the laws of physics and what is possible. Sakura really shouldn't be surprised when accidentally mixing a few of them pretzels time and space. Flashfic series. Alternate universe/time travel.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 57,647 - Reviews: 840 - Updated: 3-19-13 - Published: 8-21-12 - Sakura H.
Recommended by Wavelet & anowack.
TaikoHawk has just started another one of his excellent, Sakura-centric stories. The first chapter looks promising, and, apparently, a few chapters are already done, so it might be worth keeping track of.

Guilt Of Innocence ... -Innocence
By Chosha Kurenai
Uchiha Sasuke abandoned Konoha in his persute of power to join Orochimaru. However, this was only a cover story. In fact, on Tsunade's orders, Sasuke is to act as Konoha's spy within Otogakure. One agreement and his path had changed forever...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 122,794 - Reviews: 235 - Updated: 4-8-12 - Published: 5-15-10 - Sasuke U.
Recommended by thesevenwielder & StormBlade.
An interesting AU that makes Sasuke likeable. After Sasuke is healed by Tsunade from Itachi's insanely counterproductive mind rape, he's approached with orders to be a spy for Konoha in Oto. He agrees, and heads off with Orochimaru like in canon, but with a far different mindset.

Hana Ni Arashi
By Raina1
Yamai wa ki kara, sickness is a thing of the spirit. She never asked for this life and living it as a Uchiha wasn't making it any easier. Genfic. Divergent timeline and events from The Valley of the End.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 239,805 - Reviews: 272 - Updated: 2-18-07 - Published: 6-9-05 - Sasuke U. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
Both of these focus on OCs. The first somehow creates an interesting, illegitimate daughter of Uchiha Sasuke, and writes a fantastic story around her.

By Loki Nishizaki
Uzumaki Naruto: the final frontier. This is the voyage of two young kunoichi. Their mission: to find and retrieve Uzumaki Naruto. To accomplish their mission, they'll have to enlist the help of Naruto, overcome Naruto, hold out against Naruto and above all, recognize Naruto from a large pile of other identical Naruto. They'll have to find him quickly. Naruto wants Naruto dead.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 8 - Words: 47,658 - Reviews: 116 - Updated: 9-6-12 - Published: 1-23-11 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by GeneralScrage & Mignonette.
Much like above I can't really say much without spoilering it. However just be ready for some crazy mind bending points.

[Neji x Tenten] Sasuke and Tenten, on a date? Neji is not happy, not in the least. And of course, it's all Naruto's fault. No, really. It is.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,225 - Reviews: 148 - Published: 3-29-06 - Neji H. & Tenten - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
Hindsight II Sasuke Strikes Back ... rikes_Back
[Naruto x Sakura, Neji x Tenten] Sequel to Hindsight. In which Sasuke conspires to get back at Naruto, and it's up to the intrepid Tenten and the unwilling Neji to save the day... or rather, Naruto and Sakura's date.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,410 - Reviews: 52 - Published: 3-30-06 - Naruto U. & Sakura H. - Complete
By YamiPaladinofChaos
Recommended by Wavelet.
Two of my favourites in the latter category are the romantic comedy Hindsight and its sequel, Sasuke Strikes Back, both by YamiPaladinofChaos (who is better known for writing some of the best Code Geass stories out there).

Hindsight: Twenty Eighty ... nty_Eighty
By Paper-chan
Madara is dead, but so are a lot of her friends, and Sakura's not sure she can live with that. Fortunately, time-travel seals do exist. Unfortunately, they take a lot of power...and Sakura doesn't have that much chakra.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,611 - Reviews: 31 - Updated: 6-8-12 - Published: 6-15-11 - Sakura H.
Recommended by Xanrag.
On that note another Sakura-Goes-Back-In-Time fanfic that I found acceptable (but with a few spelling errors) and that recently updated is Hindsight: Twenty Eighty.

Hokage Kakashi
By Mirror and Image
Whoever thought Hatake Kakashi would make a great Hokage needed to be killed. Slowly.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,858 - Reviews: 80 - Published: 6-2-12 - Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet & Doomsought.
Essentially, I just found this story both amusing and plausible. Characterization was excellent all around, there were not too many grammatical errors, and it portrayed a plausible (if a tad farfetched) scenario. All in all, it was fun all around.

Hooray For Bad Intel ... -bad-Intel
By Hawk
One of the worst things that can befall a ninja, is going on a mission based on faulty Intel. But for Naruto and his temporary team-mate, it might just turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to them! Completed! Rare pairing!
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,903 - Reviews: 197 - Published: 2-24-08 - Naruto U. & Hana I. - Complete
Recommended by Cataquack Warri.
A FUBAR mission leads to Naruto forming a bond with an unlikely person. Naruto/Hana. Rated M for brief scene in the third chapter, but pretty decent overall.

How The Wood Was Won ... od_Was_Won
By coincident
"So..can I have your life force?" Madara/Hashirama. CRACK, one-shot.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,456 - Reviews: 32 - Published: 9-23-10 - Madara U. & Hashirama S. - Complete
Recommended by Sayle & Mook91.
Great stuff - and hilarious.

How To Become A Mad Scientist In Just Ten Years
By wei
Karin, Ino, and Sakura decide to further Orochimaru's research in genetic manipulation.
Recommended by Wavelet.
For anyone who likes reading about science, awesome female characters and bloodline limits in the Narutoverse, you must read How to Become a Mad Scientist in Just Ten Years. Seriously, this story is great.

How To Win Friends, Influence People ... nce-People
By sparrowette
And Start Your Very Own Secret Ninja Organization. Three months into Naruto's training trip Jiraiya must leave him behind to go to check on a situation in Iwa, leaving Naruto to his own devices. Naruto thinks everything he did makes perfect sense, Kiri thinks he is a cult leader and Tsunade thinks she doesn't get paid enough to deal with this. 100 drabbles format.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 69,894 - Reviews: 886 - Updated: 3-21-13 - Published: 7-16-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Arkhe.
Basically it's about Naruto being left to his own devices during the training trip for two months, and in entirely Naruto fashion, he unintentionally starts a revolution like he did in Wave. Also, despite that how the fic's done in drabble format, each portion is of a satisfyingly thorough length, and written chronologically.
Word of warning: This person could use a beta; you'll be occasionally jarred by a 'the' that should've been a 'then', as well as a few other common mistakes. The writing quality overall however, is still quite good and the mistakes are easily ignored.
Sparrowette also includes a few OCs and follows anime-canon, though whoever's included is pretty well fleshed-out and doesn't take the spotlight from Naruto himself.

Humane Studies
By Itallia
That wasn't POSSIBLE. You don't just throw a knife and have it go straight through a metal gun from that distance. The accuracy and power that would take…And these were just KIDS. What in the world was going on? Naruto in our world, Noncrack. ABANDONED
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 59,309 - Reviews: 200 - Updated: 8-23-09 - Published: 2-10-07
Recommended by Cataquack Warri.
An accident strands Teams 7, 8, and 9 on Earth. Focuses on their time in captivity and the struggle to understand the strange children who seemingly defy natural laws.
Incomplete, but the author was considerate enough to leave an outline behind at the end. The best Earth contact story with Naruto until Connecting the Dots.

Hurricane Suite
By The Pro
A different sealing. A different beginning. Uzumaki Naruto grew up with lofty goals, guts, and determination. The instinct of a born fighter made him grow; the knowledge of what he had to do drove him. For in the Shinobi world, it's duty above all. AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 85,249 - Reviews: 938 - Updated: 3-2-12 - Published: 3-9-10 - Naruto U.
Recommended by CrazyAK-47.
And Hurricane Suite by The Pro, who's also known for Patriot's Dawn. I don't remember this one too well since it's been a while since I read it, but the general writing quality was definitely high.

Image: Elemental Nations Geographical Map ... 58zgpz.png
Image: Elemental Nations Political Map ... 58zgoq.png
By xShadowRebirthx
A couple maps of the Naruto world, made for my fanfiction Worth Dying For.
Basically, I couldn't find any really good, up-to-date maps of the Elemental Nations, so I wound up compiling all the ones I could find and making my own. Most of the countries and hidden villages are all from canon, though some (ie everything on the eastern continent except for Marsh and Demon Country) were placed at random. All the names are from canon though, minus Keishi. Same thing for village and capital locations - what I could find from canon are in their place, the rest were placed at random. None of the names of bodies of water are canon, and I'm far from being able to speak Japanese so meaning-wise they might be a bit off.
If anyone notices any countries or location that are wrong, please tell me so that I can fix it!
Also, the scale is "accurate", based off the idea that a long caravan can cover around 20 miles a day (based on estimates from old covered wagons + terrain type + all animals being pretty sturdy in the shinobi world) and that it took around 4 day for that caravan to go from Leaf to Keishi, making that distance about 80 miles.
Recommended by Silveraith & Dermonster.
This is actually a very good map.

Incident Report
By MoonClaimed
Whoever decided it was a good idea to leave Naruto alone with three twelve year olds for a YEAR should be stabbed. Repeatedly.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,644 - Reviews: 423 - Updated: 12-23-12 - Published: 4-26-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Peter87 & Bailey Matutine.
Short two-shot, nicely written with very canon like Naruto and probably the best bell test I ever read.

In Cloud
By wei
Hinata in Cloud.
Written for the AU meme at naruto_meme. Prompt: What if Hinata had been successfully kidnapped by the Hidden Cloud nin when she was three?
Mentioned by Satori.
In cloud posits that hinata would have been better off has she been successfully kidnapped.

The Kyuubi was sealed into the infant Nara Shikamaru. Twelve years later at the Chuunin exams, the lazy Genin meets Gaara, and finds his peaceful, passive life disrupted. Fights, plots, secrets, lies, demons, ninja! How troublesome... [COMPLETE!]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 77,738 - Reviews: 230 - Updated: 7-11-07 - Published: 5-15-07 - Shikamaru N. & Naruto U. - Complete
Indifference II Interest
The story of Nara Shikamaru, host of the demon Kyuubi. The laziest jinchuuriki in history is faced with the threat of Akatsuki, and Konoha isn't at all willing to help him defend against them. [sequel to Indifference]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 66,245 - Reviews: 163 - Updated: 9-19-08 - Published: 7-1-07 - Shikamaru N. & Ino Y.
By Missed Nin
Recommended by Scrib.
Indifference and its sequel, Interest, feature Kyuubi!Shikamaru. The latter's been dead for quite some time, though.

By Djehuty3
Sometimes, a ninja goes missing. Sometimes, a ninja tells lies.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,506 - Reviews: 61 - Updated: 1-24-11 - Published: 1-29-10 - Sasuke U.
Recommended by TheLastOne.

Intimate Relations ... _Relations
By wife-chan
Uchiha Naruto's only just found his one remaining family member, and the prank potential is just too much to pass up. Faux!gay!SasuNaruSasu, Confused&Disturbed!EverybodyElse. AU. WIP.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 69,417 - Reviews: 411 - Updated: 9-22-10 - Published: 4-9-10 - Naruto U. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by Winchester & Legrio.
I just found an absolute gutbuster of a fic - it's called Intimate Relations - Uchiha Naruto has finally managed to make contact with his only remaining relative, and finds the pranking potential in having a very possessive and protective cousin too delicious to pass up. So he sets about convincing the whole village that the pair of them are gay lovers - while telling not a single untruth. This is *not* a slashfic - any actual shenanigans are going on solely in the minds of the uninformed observers, who tend to jump to...interesting conclusions... :0

Just Konoha
By AlcatrazOutpatient
Because we are Konoha. Just Konoha. Come and get us.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,196 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 9-16-10 - Complete
Recommended by Cataquack Warri.
Konoha is just a small, naive little village in a world of death. What strength could it possibly hold? This is the answer, this is Kohona!
This is for Konoha what Leonidas is for Sparta. Let the battle cry sound and the Will of Fire glow in the darkest hour!

Konoha No Senkou Arashi ... kou_Arashi
By Minion of Set
She's finally become a shinobi, after years of acting the fool. Well, mostly acting anyway... FemNaruto. NaruSasu. Please Read and Review. I think you'll be surprised. Indefinite Hiatus.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 152,336 - Reviews: 900 - Updated: 3-3-13 - Published: 6-5-08 - Naruko U. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by Winchester.
The title is supposed to translate as "Flash Tempest of Konoha", though your guess is probably better than mine whether it really does. Not that it really matters. The story itself is a Female!Naruto dealie - Naruto is still called Naruto; Hinata became her best friend rather than crushing on him, infusing her with a great big dose of spine (and how!), and the two of them conspired to get put on the same team, together with Sasuke (Hinata by grabbing the top Kunoichi spot, and Naruto by deliberately aiming for the jumbo slot...)
Reasons to read this fic? First of all, Hinata is *awesome*. She's a schemer - Naruto still does the tactics, but Hinata is definitely the team strategist, and her capacity for long-range plans scares even Kakashi. Second, girl!Naruto is still *Naruto* - she's still loud, obnoxious, wears orange, and frankly not the sharpest kunai in the pouch.

Kunoichi In The City ... n-the-City
By Istoria
Female only teams would improve the selfesteem of all involved, right? Well, that's what Sakura thought at least. But when she finds herself in charge of one, she learns that her esteem isn't in trouble, it's her sanity. Alternate Reality
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 49,287 - Reviews: 415 - Updated: 12-13-10 - Published: 1-21-06
Recommended by Klaus.

By Shiranami
Years of war have worn down the shinobi world and it's inhabitants to the core, and Haruno Sakura has become a tragic example. Story about redemption. M for language and dark themes. Pairings: Saku/Shika.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 47,524 - Reviews: 79 - Updated: 9-11-12 - Published: 3-13-09 - Sakura H. & Shikamaru N.
Recommended by windupbird.
I don't really like Sakura as a character at all usually but here's something that's also post war with Sakura (and pretty much the rest of the Konoha Shinobi) actually dealing with the fallout and not being another time-travel story.
Oh and the "dark themes" there aren't anything kinky like S&M and stuff--it's actually because of grim situations like coping with death, alienation, etc.
Plus bio-chem terrorism...

Kyubi Avenger
By Sypher
What if Neji killed Hinata in the chunin exams? Would the death of the shy and unnoticed Hinata be a footnote in history or would it be the catalyst for life changing events to come?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 79,675 - Reviews: 165 - Updated: 2-17-13 - Published: 11-2-10 - Naruto U.
Recommended by PKiller.
Despite the red-flag title, it's not too bad. It's comprehensible, goes in directions I haven't seen played out before, and handles character development more believably than canon. It manages to make the whole 'chain of hatred' dynamic that pretty much falls flat in canon feel somehow more significant, imbuing it with a bit more depth and emotional punch.
It has flaws, and the action tends to drag a bit in some small places. Some of the characterization wobbles at points. It's rather more serious than canon, and tries to probe a bit deeper into the motives and emotions behind flawed people and the need for a conscious choice, rather than an idealized hero incapable of truly tasting the need for recompense. Yet at the same time it manages to dodge the pitfalls most similar stories drop into.
Though serious, it avoids becoming grim, and completely dodges the usual idiotic moral high ground that hack authors try to justify their characters shadier decisions with, despite their actions. Don't expect an "It's okay because of yadda-yadda". It's more of the flavor of "This is human emotional response, but it's a hollow catharsis, with no innocence for any involved." I rather enjoyed the rare balance between the understandable and justifiable motivations in contrast to their consequences and regrets.
That being said, I'll give it a solid 7 out of 10. Better than a fair bit of the dross.

Language Barrier
By gladdecease ... laddecease
Tenten is her parents' pride and joy.
Recommended by Satori.
Tenten bu jiang zhongwhen. The naruto version of Amy Tan's seminal "perfect american english" *
And here I thought the "knows asian cultures and uses anific to critique it" crowd died out with the old Geocities R.5 and SM sites. Nope. Warms the cockles of my heart, it does.

Layers Of Distance
The Forest of Death is not the place for revelations about friendship, strength and darkness within. Too bad Sasuke's got no choice in the matter.
Layers Of Distance II Turn Your Back And Walk Away
...if you can. Sakura meets an old friend in the forest, like the past rushing to reclaim her again. A scene from Part II in the Layers of Distance universe.
By rosaxx50 ... s/rosaxx50
Recommended by anowack.
It's an interesting AU oneshot that I wouldn't mind seeing turned into a full story, even if it has a pairing I dislike (Sasuke/Sakura). I think the nature of the AU is supposed to be unknown to the reader at first, but I'll put it in transparent for those who want to know: The AU is that Sakura is Uchiha Sakura and Sasuke is Haruno Sasuke.

Leaf Wardens
By Irksome Productions
After the battle with Sasuke, Danzo's severed arm became sentient and decided to take the defense of Konoha into its own limbs. By recruiting a bunch of teeangers and giving them spandex costumes. Yeah... This isn't going to be pretty...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,842 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 8-31-10 - Published: 4-6-10 - Danzō S. & Yamato
Recommended by RadiantPhoenix.

Legends Of The Obsidian King ... idian-King
By Kraken's Ghost
Some legends are born and some legends are made. Uchiha Itachi's legend just is.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,892 - Reviews: 171 - Updated: 10-2-09 - Published: 8-14-08 - Itachi U.
Recommended by Ct613hulu.
I just finished reading Legend of the Obsidian King which has a very interesting characterization of Itachi but unfortunately is unfinished. Does anyone know of any good fanfics which have Itachi as a main character?

Life In Konoha's ANBU ... nohas_ANBU
By Shezza88
ANBU!Naruto. Drafted into ANBU at a young age, Naruto works under the Third Hokage as his aide. He will need to steel his resolve and use his abilities to defend the Village and protect the Hokage to the best of his abilities. Meanwhile, the drums of war beat and ancient enemies begin to return. The Fourth Great Shinobi War looms...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 25 - Words: 179,672 - Reviews: 1741 - Updated: 1-14-13 - Published: 4-1-12 - Naruto U. & Hiruzen S.
Recommended by anowack.
Sarutobi fast-tracks Naruto into ANBU. Read past the first scene before giving up.

Little Acorn
By Colors of Iris
They say that even the littlest of acorns can grow into mighty oaks. Well, if that's the case, then I certainly have a lot of growing to do. OC self-insert. [on hiatus]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 39,420 - Reviews: 187 - Updated: 1-3-13 - Published: 5-22-12
Recommended by Alasnuyo.
A self-insert in the style of Dreaming of Sunshine. Surprisingly non-sueish. SI is born blind into the Yoroi family and the story follows from there.

Making The Best Of It ... Best-of-It
By Crimson Siyrean
A chance meeting had perked her interest. A desire to help brighten his quiet loner life had made her approach. What she hadn't expected was to wake up next to Kakashi sensei after a night of binge drinking and apparently debauchery?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,049 - Reviews: 64 - Updated: 10-12-11 - Published: 9-3-09 - Kakashi H. & Ino Y. - Complete
Recommended by Klaus.
I only know of one story where Ino is the main character (that I have read and can say is good) but I do know of several that have her as part of a small ensemble. One of them even has her use her body-swap on a Host, though not with the kind of long-term place-swapping you mention.

Masters Of Genjutsu ... f-Genjutsu
By Tsukune08
Naruto is known as being hopeless in the case of Genjutsu. From the beginning he is told he could never become a Genjutsu user. What would happen if those people were wrong and he had friends and a sensei who helped him to achieve that goal?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 343,262 - Reviews: 3458 - Updated: 1-27-13 - Published: 5-27-11 - Naruto U. & Kurenai Y.
Recommended by JadeCriminal.
Rec for interesting Kurenai Perspective.

Mighty Shinobi Haruno! ... obi-Haruno
By Nymbis
There are reasons why the Harunos never became a great ninja clan. Crack fic.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,129 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 1-11-07 - Complete
Recommended by Giygas.
Searching for fic with the now canonical parents of sakura, i found this funny oneshot.

Miserly Old Man, Trickster Fox ... ckster-Fox
By FernandelDeLaFrance
One day, a weary old traveller comes to visit Konoha, intent on resting his bones and keeping his nose out of other people's business. That supposedly simple plan comes crashing down around his ears after he meets a cheerful, whiskered, and defenceless child. Ploys are made and broken, various groups make their move, and red eyes watch from the darkness as war looms over Konoha...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 126,042 - Reviews: 191 - Updated: 11-16-12 - Published: 5-23-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by al103.
Warning: though it's built on several staple clichés, the story itself is compelling enough to make you want to ignore them... because everything else makes this a very nearly sublime fic.

By Mistress of Sarcasm
Because Sasuke's a fool. He doesn't realize Sakura's done pulling punches.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,093 - Reviews: 35 - Published: 2-27-10 - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
You're welcome. As you say, Mistress of Sarcasm has written many great character pieces. Another of my favourites is a Sakura-centric piece about how I wish Sakura's attempted assassination of Sasuke had gone. Unfortunately, in canon, Sasuke seems to have been correctly informed about Sakura's capabilities, but I can't help but wish that he had been Misinformed.

Naruko: Stygian Taint ... gian-Taint
By blazord
Blind female protagonist. Very harsh version of the series. The story will feature lots of additional content to provide a fresh engaging experience. M-Rated for unadulterated violence and realistic situations. Will contain Yuri with Hinata.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 39 - Words: 95,781 - Reviews: 295 - Updated: 12-3-12 - Published: 1-8-12 - Naruko U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by Pheoxy.
Its not bad, writing gets better as it goes along. Somewhat different to other close canon AU's, just one of those ones you want to read with a specific genre.
Naruko in this story is also rather level headed, but just as clueless as Naruto and maybe more in some aspects. Usually socially and its hard to tell if it will continue but Naruko is obviously a strong NARUTO.

By Lucillia
Otherwise known as Team Slacker.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,755 - Reviews: 152 - Updated: 8-1-12 - Published: 4-15-12 - Naruto U. & Chōji A.
Mentioned by Wavelet.
Chouji is much trickier, and I actually overlooked him earlier. However, he does feature in some interesting one shots, even if I can't actually think of a longer story about him I enjoyed at the moment. I suppose, if you're a fan of Lucilla, you might like the very popular NaruShikaChou (otherwise known as Team Slacker).

Naruto: Altered History ... ed-History
Meet Uzumaki Naruto, the number one prankster ninja. He lives in Konoha...and has a dark secert so large that NOBODY knows, not even Naruto.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 323,140 - Reviews: 2114 - Updated: 4-23-08 - Published: 9-11-06 - Naruto U. & Ino Y. - Complete
Naruto: Shinobi Wars ... inobi-Wars
There are storm clouds swirling on the horizon, the nations are marching toward the inevitable...its been nearly three years and Uzumaki Naruto returns with the swell of the blood tide.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 379,281 - Reviews: 1263 - Updated: 1-17-13 - Published: 9-30-08 - Naruto U. & Ino Y.
By Geor-sama
Mentioned by Gatillero.
Now that i think about it, I haven't read a naruto fic where the daymios are plotting against another daymios or trying to plot against ninja villages because they see them to dangerous or something like that, the ones that come close that I remember are this and another one that the samurais are plotting against the ninja with firearms but I don't have the link.

Naruto And His Uzumaki Heritage ... i-Heritage
By funkmasterjo
Naruto plus Uzumaki Heritage. Because I had to do it. Let's make Uzumaki!Naruto an actual tag. I'm gonna be honest though, don't expect a lot of effort from me.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,224 - Reviews: 278 - Updated: 1-15-13 - Published: 7-3-11 - Naruto U.
Recommended by MrEmperor.
Here's one, it's short, snippity, and prone to random updates.

Naruto Fuujinroku
By Daneel Rush
These are the chronicles of the Golden Wind God. In the beginning, the orphan became a heir. In Fantasia, the heir will become a shinobi. DEAD.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 298,337 - Reviews: 1401 - Updated: 6-16-09 - Published: 6-5-07 - Naruto U.
Recommended by mkire.

Naruto Gets Promoted
By Froggy
Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: After the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto persuades Tsunade to let him take the Chuunin Exams.
Category: General Fiction > Post-Naruto Characters: Naruto Uzumaki Genres: Humor
Recommended by Atri.
For fun!

Naruto Goes To Greece ... -To-Greece
By wlkwos
A mission takes an unexpected turn, stranding Naruto and his friends in a land populated by heroes, witches, monsters and gods. Except the gods are on holiday, Sakura has vanished without a trace, and all Shikamaru wants to do is go home.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,106 - Reviews: 23 - Updated: 12-16-11 - Published: 1-12-11 - Naruto U. & Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by crowind.
I also recommend the author's other story if you're into absurd comedy. Naruto, IN GREECE!

Naruto: Iron Soul
By PlaceholderName
An accident results in Naruto acquiring a unique advantage and a new instructor. Can Ebisu guide Naruto down the path of a successful ninja?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 101,540 - Reviews: 1452 - Updated: 7-13-12 - Published: 5-28-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Berserkslash.
Pretty good and I've been liking it so far.

Naruto: Master Of The Art Of Puppets ... of-puppets
By Froggy-slice
Began by the teachings left behind by Sasori and finished by the citizens of Konoha and their abuse. Uzumaki Naruto, an emotionless puppet using prodigy will rise to become a legend and will do so while gaining what he sought most. family. eventual harem.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 90,826 - Reviews: 2453 - Updated: 8-19-11 - Published: 8-29-07 - Naruto U. & Yugao U.
Mentioned by Rathanel.
I enjoyed "Naruto: Master of the art of puppets" by froggy-slice (Froggy... SLICE!) but it's best taken as a humor/adventure fic rather than anything particularly serious. It also hasn't been updated in over a year, alas.

Naruto: The Difference A Kiss Can Make ... s-can-make
By Scribe of the Apocalypse ... Apocalypse
You have a large charming forehead makes me want to kiss it," Sakura had long to hear those words and finally did from her crush Sasuke Uchiha. However the fairy tale was exposed as false and she learns that it was in fact Naruto who told her those words
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 134,179 - Reviews: 532 - Updated: 2-20-12 - Published: 9-5-10 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Mentioned by Wavelet.
Essentially, this story diverges in the scene where Naruto henges into Sasuke. In this story, rather than Sakura never finding out about it, as Naruto runs off with a stomach ache, Naruto manages to kiss Sakura on the forehead just before his henge breaks and Sakura realizes that she just got kissed by Naruto. Thus, if anything, Team Seven gets off to a rockier start than in canon, as Sakura is not happy. The story gets complicated, as it's pretty long, but, as Sakura's focusing more on Naruto (at least initially because she is angry at him), she starts to discover various things about him and slowly piece together Naruto's past (mostly by accident). Eventually, Naruto and Sakura become friends, and then get involved romantically.
As I said, while strong in many respects, this story has a few significant weak points. Firstly, Naruto is portrayed so sympathetically that he sometimes seems on the verge of being out of character. By contrast, Sasuke is not portrayed very sympathetically at all, although I can't point to any specific scene I would call character bashing. It's more like he is just a little bit more of a jerk than he was in the original series all throughout the story. The romance is sometimes overdone, and the author also feels the need to tag on hints of an awkward romance between Jiraiya and Tsunade near the end of the story. Even so, I would say it's worth a pseudo-rec, if maybe not a full rec.

Naruto: The Next Level ... Next-Level
By MoistureMan
Naruto isn't sure what is real anymore. Everything becomes much more complicated when you get levels for killing people, and a continue screen when you die. Naruto/Fem!Kyuubi, sort of. Dark!Naruto.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,784 - Reviews: 125 - Updated: 10-20-12 - Published: 9-20-12 - Naruto U. & Kurama/Kyuubi
Recommended by Yog.
A rather interesting Naruto as a video game fic.

By V-chan2k6
Uchiha Sasuke was holding on to something. In one chance encounter, she brought it back to life. [COMPLETE]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 87,757 - Reviews: 501 - Updated: 9-6-07 - Published: 8-14-06 - Sasuke U. & Tenten - Complete
Recommended by mkire. I'm in chapter five at the moment, but this is a nice 'chance encounter leads to a new friendship' story.

New Blood
By JFalcon
For three years the ninja of Konoha and their allies have fought a losing battle. When Konoha becomes so short handed that Shikamaru must train a Genin squad no one could have predicted the effect he and his team would have on the war. ShikaTema
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 170 - Words: 608,377 - Reviews: 2030 - Updated: 9-6-09 - Published: 10-31-06 - Shikamaru N. & Temari - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
At the same time, I would only consider it the second best portrayal of Shikamaru (or maybe tied for the best). My vote for number one portrayal of Shikamaru would go to New Blood, by JFalcon, which is an incredible next generation story, featuring Shikamaru as a jonin sensei.

(Nice Dream)
Itachi stays in Konoha; just how good an idea this is remains to be seen. Massacre AU, Sasuke POV, some background Anko/Itachi and eventual Sasuke/Naruto leanings but primarily gen.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 109,339 - Reviews: 122 - Updated: 7-20-12 - Published: 4-15-11 - Itachi U. & Sasuke U.
(Nice Dream) The Gaps In Between ... In-Between
Side stories for the AU "Nice Dream," to fill things out a bit and give me a break from Sasuke. Various ratings, characters, and genres.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,993 - Reviews: 24 - Updated: 10-12-12 - Published: 4-29-11 - Itachi U. & Anko M.
By ShirouHokuto
Recommended by Wavelet & windupbird.
Roughly put, Itachi decides to stay in Konoha, and everyone blames the Uchiha massacre on missing ninja. Unfortunately, Sasuke discovers the truth in a way very similar to how Naruto discovers the truth about the Kyuubi, causing him to feel embittered towards his brother, Konoha and many other things (just like in canon). Eventually, he ends up on Team Seven, Orochimaru appears, etc.. However, Sasuke is not quite the person he was in canon, and Itachi is still around as well. Honestly, it's been a while since I read this story, so I can't remember many of the specifics well, but it is the closest to what you're looking for I can think of off hand.

Nine Tailed Serpent ... ed-Serpent
Naruto was the ideal shinobi, a cold killer twisted by the Kyuubi's demonic whisperings. When he is placed onto a Genin team, new bonds develop. Now this living machine struggles with his dark past and what it means to be human. Now complete.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 270,796 - Reviews: 2651 - Updated: 8-11-08 - Published: 1-16-06 - Naruto U. & Anko M. - Complete
Nine Tailed Serpent: The Darkest Era ... arkest-Era
Sequel to Nine Tailed Serpent. Uzumaki Naruto made an impulsive deal with a crimson-eyed devil, leaving his home and friends behind. Now, he wagers his life on a hopeless plan to obliterate Akatsuki from within, with naught but his existence as the prize.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 43,127 - Reviews: 294 - Updated: 4-5-09 - Published: 9-20-08 - Naruto U.
By LT2000
Recommended by Xanrag.
Hmm.. Here. Years since I read this one, but I remember it being well written and having a decent story. A bit cliché of course, but what isn't these days.

Ninja Of The Void
By LunarSkies2383
Before his death, Minato had created a tool that was meant to succeed the Hiraishin. But passing it on to his son, what will Naruto do with all of time and space in the palm of his hands. R&R please.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 155,920 - Reviews: 544 - Updated: 3-11-13 - Published: 5-3-11 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by Lzyslckr.
It has time travel in it but not in the sense of going from point B to point A and cutting the string.

NTAM: Dead Horse Edition
By hbi2k
Recommended by NightmareSyn.

Of Marriage And Diplomacy ... _Diplomacy
By nooziewoozie
Kushina honestly didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or go after the little Uchiha brat and his family with a chakra-infused frying pan. -chibi!Naruto asks why his parents aren't married. Rated for coarse language and adult situations. Kind of.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,688 - Reviews: 36 - Published: 9-23-09 - Kushina U. & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by mkire.
a nifty little character piece, though it does suffer a bit from walls of text.

Of Patriarchs
By Pridefall
One day, Jiraiya takes Naruto to the Yondaime's grave. [Naruto, however, never quite believed in the concept of having a father, and it shows][Father's day fic 2 of 2]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,412 - Reviews: 58 - Published: 6-20-07 - Jiraiya & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by South.

Of The Three
By Monday
[Sasuke and the Sannin.] His is not a happy ending.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 2-18-07 - Sasuke U. - Complete
Recommended by South.

One Chance
By chica blanca
Revenge never tasted so bitter. It never was supposed to be this useless waste of life. Now Sasuke has a chance to go back and change everything.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 32,695 - Reviews: 241 - Updated: 2-8-13 - Published: 12-6-09 - Sasuke U.
Recommended by Atri.
Just found this one. Don't know if it's been recced yet. Seems pretty decent so far and the characterization of Sasuke is also well done, I think. Worth checking out.

One Eye For Knowledge ... -Knowledge
By rotenrritter
In a final battle with the Akatsuki, Sakura loses an eye and one of her special people is killed while another is forced to leave Konoha. With a special gift from Kakashi, she is determined to find and heal him, then return with everyone she cares for.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,190 - Reviews: 69 - Updated: 2-18-06 - Published: 1-26-06 - Sakura H. & Naruto U.
Recommended by Arkhe.
I think this is the one that some people might remember. Can't remember much about this, except that I enjoyed it, and that roterritter was quite a good writer.
I'd read it again before editing my recommendation, but frankly, it's 6am and I spent the last few hours looking for this, lol.
Written 6 years ago though, so don't expect any sort of compliance with canon!

One Last Chance
By River Flows Backwards ... -Backwards
For the first time in her life, Sakura would not be the weak link. A time-travel fic. On Hiatus for an undetermined amount of time.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,657 - Reviews: 235 - Updated: 9-11-11 - Published: 10-20-10 - Sakura H.
Mentioned by Wavelet.

One Quick Game
By Umaro
A match of wits between Shikamaru and Temari.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,906 - Reviews: 26 - Published: 3-10-05
Recommended by Murazor.
A short one-shot. In the aftermath of the Sasuke Rescue debacle, Shikamaru and Temari bond and play shogi. Kinda sweet, kinda fun.

By Phoenix of Eternity
When an injury leaves Neji without his sight, the Hyuuga prodigy must decide for himself what fate he really bears. COMPLETE
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,195 - Reviews: 308 - Updated: 11-12-08 - Published: 6-14-05 - Neji H. & Hinata H. - Complete
Recommended by Murazor.
Oracle is a good fic in which Neji is blinded during a mission and following the traditions of his clan is expected to commit suicide, which unfortunate implications for Hinata.
As can be expected from the topic at hand, it is not an epic length story but a character piece. Fortunately, its length isn't too great (28,000 words) and the story doesn't fall into angstfest territory. It is also well written.
Honestly I was a bit surprised about this not having been recommended before, despite the story being several years old.

Orange Blossom
By kaztsar
Naruto got lost on the road of death. Now he's gotta do the whole thing all over again, just from a different perspective. TimeLoop fic. Rating upgraded due to Inner Sakura's potty mouth.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,223 - Reviews: 43 - Updated: 8-11-12 - Published: 2-13-10 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Mentioned by Ryune.
There was another fic with Naruto dieing and then getting directions from Ryoga to the afterlife and ending up in a pregenin Sakura called Orange Blossom. It didn't really go much of anywhere though.

Out Of The Shadows ... he-Shadows
Shikamaru went to great lengths to avoid reaching his potential. But what if he had to choose between avoiding trouble, and growing strong to protect his friends? From out of the shadows, a new light will appear. Starts canon, ends very AU. *COMPLETE* *SEQUEL UP*
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 142,186 - Reviews: 165 - Updated: 4-28-12 - Published: 5-29-11 - Shikamaru N. & Temari - Complete
Out Of The Shadows II Shadows Ascending
*Sequel to Out of the Shadows* - Orochimaru was defeated once, but what is he scheming now? To find out, Tsunade sends Shikamaru and Ino on a top-secret infiltration mission, posing as boyfriend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, Shikamaru's actually courting Temari, Ino thinks she might be in love with Choji, and Sasuke starts pursuing Ino! The result? Utter chaos, of course!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 22,646 - Reviews: 29 - Updated: 10-5-12 - Published: 8-10-12 - Shikamaru N. & Temari
By AlphaEph19
Recommended by PKiller.
It's not too bad. Don't see many Team 10 centered stories floating around, and this one manages to balance its conflict fairly well. It has flaws, but I think it acquits itself well enough to waste some time reading.

By Rorschach's Blot
Oneshot: My response to the 'Banishment' storyline.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 63 - Published: 4-17-10 - Hinata H. & Tsunade S. - Complete
Recommended by Doomsought.
I've been going around reading some of the older fics, and if you have ever complained about the "Naruto gets exiled" fics, you would probably like Power by Rorschach's Blot.

Quest: A Good Day For Ninja Science ... st.243330/
By Guile
It’s another beautiful day in this, the best of all possible worlds. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, somewhere there’s a war on (the Third Secret War, to be precise), and you have work to do.
You are Orochimaru, most skillful of the legendary three Sannin. Loyal(ish) ninja of Konoha, greatest of the Hidden Ninja Villages. Now that the White Fang died the previous year, you may well be the strongest the Leaf has, barring your old teacher. Your knowledge extends to over 700 jutsu, with hundreds of A- and dozens of S-rank missions metaphorically under your sash.
You are thirty four years old this year. Quite venerable, as ninja ages go. Or old, as Jiraiya’s brat prefers to say. It’s quite like watching Jiraiya in miniature, that one, which you try to do as little as possible. Not at all like your disciple, of course. Anko-chan has the correct attitude, eager to learn and properly deferential. You believe she is still getting to know the impressively fierce snakes of training ground 44. And training her survival skills, of course- being left alone at the age of 8 in the area colloquially called the Forest of Death is good for that.
Now, what to do with your day?
Mentioned by Ct613hulu.
It's basically a quest about the adventures of a Orochimaru during the middle days of his career when he is still loyal to Konoha and firends with Jiraya and Tsunade. It has some very entertaining interactions with Jiraya and Anko. Also gives a very intriguing look into the mindset of Orochimaru. It does a good job of portraying him as a ambitious and amoral individual without making him into a complete monster absent of any redeeming quaities. The author is very talented and it has thus far been updating pretty rapidly.

Quest: Jounin Quest ... ly.244441/
By Rihaku
Konohagakure, the Village Hidden in the Leaves. Of all the shinobi villages that bestride the Elemental Nations, it is the noblest, the fairest, the most merciful and just...and by far the most feared. To the countless villagers who huddle under its aegis, it is a benevolent tyrant regarded with shell-shocked awe. To its rivals, it is a blood-seared colossus as implacable as it is inscrutable. To you, it is home. As a Jounin of Konoha, you are one of its foremost swords, an elite operative of the mightiest power in the world. Thousands of shinobi have died by your hand. Populations have been extinguished at your word. You have seen horrors and glories that would boil the mind from an ordinary mortal.
And now they expect you to raise children. Yes, this will be the year where - willingly or not - you take on a genin team for instruction. But before you teach anyone, first you must know yourself. You are...
Recommended by Khaos.
Jounin Quest, or see how a blind swordsman who is neither blind, neither a swordsman but a taijutsu specialist who's really a ninjutsu expert trains his little genin.
Ninception is back on track.
It's about 20K words for the story only, remarkable enough to be recc'ed even if it's a quest.

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Re: Murazor's Big List of Recommended Fanfics

Post by Murazor » 2013-09-09 04:33am

Naruto Fic & Crossovers Pt 8c

Rabbit Or Duck
By The Lady Avaritia
Jiraiya's last novel is the true story of the Sannin, a detailed biography of three brilliant shinobi, from Tsunade's get together with down, to Orochimaru's fall from grace, all recorded by a masterful narrator who saw it all. The standard issue romantic tragedyof two dark boys who loved a dark girl who loved someone else entirely. -Gen, Angst, Friendship-
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,348 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6-9-12 - Jiraiya & Orochimaru - Complete
Recommended by Cataquack Warri & Tylonius.
Excerpts from Jiraiya's last novel: a memoir of the three legendary Sannin and the bonds they built and broke. One-sided Jiraiya/Tsunade, one-sided Tsunade/Orochimaru.

Rainy Days
By Wynth
It took her a while before Sakura was convinced that she was once again in her twelve year old body, but by that time it was too late. •Time-Travel / AU•
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 104,693 - Reviews: 631 - Updated: 3-5-13 - Published: 6-8-11 - Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack & Wavelet.
Rainy Days by Wynth updated recently. This may have already been noted and I just missed it though. Sakura time-travel story; the latest chapter has a rather unexpected plot development.

Red Eyed Monster
By Loudest Voice
That year's Chuunin Exams were a nightmare. Literally. One of the kids favored genjutsu.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,189 - Reviews: 19 - Published: 10-29-12 - Itachi U. & Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by Peter87.
Oneshot about Itachi chunnin exam, saw from Kakashi POV.

Reincarnation Roulette ... n-Roulette
By Silver Queen
Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you don't.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,300 - Reviews: 219 - Published: 12-7-12
Recommended by ggs, Dimensionist & lots more people.
Another SI, but this time from the perspective of a straight-jacketed Uchiha who has almost no room to be the person they want to be, and more changes to canon than Dreaming of Sunshine in a lot less words.

Relatively Civilian ... y-Civilian
By Wingwyrm
Sakura's plan to get into the academy with Sasuke and Naruto is pretty simple: Impress a ninja family with her brilliance. Good thing she knows how to get Ino to be her friend. Gen, time travel, Team Tensai 'Verse
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,827 - Reviews: 149 - Updated: 11-8-10 - Published: 6-22-10 - Sakura H. & Ino Y.
Recommended by Wavelet.
Actually, in my view, the real gem in that series (although it's both incomplete and fairly short so far) is "Relatively Civilian," which deals with Sakura's early experiences in the past. As Naruto and Sasuke have not yet appeared in the story, there are no annoying nicknames at all.

By Phlogizein
Naruto's seal has weakened and he can no longer fully contain the fox. Rather than let it loose, he instead chooses to end his own life, and as a gift, a mysterious stranger offers him a one-time opportunity to change everything.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 99,960 - Reviews: 636 - Updated: 10-16-10 - Published: 3-24-10 - Naruto U. & Minato N.
Recommended by Rathanel.
Reset has Naruto going back in time 20~ years I think, and has one of the best Jiraiyas I've read. He's not quite the central character, but he is a major one.

By taywen
Kakashi wakes up in Obito's new world. Or does he?
Spoilers up to chapter 606.
Recommended by Cataquack Warri.
After the final battle, Kakashi wakes up in Obito's new world...or does he? A peggy sue time travel story featuring Kakashi and Obito awakening back in the original Team 7.

Rewind, Relive, Return ... ive_Return
By kashaminami
This is a dream, right? There's absolutely no way that all of this can be real, right? Yeah. There are five heads on the Hokage Monument. Not four. And Sandaime-jii-chan's been dead for years now, everyone knows that. There is absolutely no way he could've... is there? Time-travel's supposed to be impossible, isn't it?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 70,213 - Reviews: 86 - Updated: 1-20-13 - Published: 5-30-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Sayle.
For fucks sake, people. Review it!

By Paradox Jast
The Fourth Great Shinobi War is all but lost. A tip from the Tsuchikage causes a team to travel to Uzushiogakure to find out more. Not knowing what to expect, they come across a seal, but it's one that requires a bijuu to power it. Naruto gets an opportunity to go back and re-write the past in hopes of giving everyone a different future. -COMPLETE-
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 126,799 - Reviews: 1546 - Updated: 1-15-13 - Published: 6-12-12 - Naruto U. & Mikoto U. - Complete
Recommended by Cancelled for A.
This is a little goody I've been saving up for a treat for you all. It's a time travel fic, but a damn well done, and exceptionally different then the rest.

By Strix 4
Sometimes it's easy to see the familiar in the faces around you. Sometimes it sucks to figure out why.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,217 - Reviews: 211 - Updated: 2-24-13 - Published: 3-25-12 - Team Seven
Recommended by thisisinsane.
Team 7 is trapped in a moons eye plan that looks like a high school AU. Surprisingly hilarious.

By Yellow Mask
Complete. AU from 309 onwards. Following a botched mission, Sakura is made a slave by Sound, a position that could very well alter the future…especially concerning a certain familiar missing-nin. SasuSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 143,883 - Reviews: 4036 - Updated: 3-2-09 - Published: 6-16-08 - Sakura H. & Sasuke U. - Complete
Recommended by Satori.
Ripples is a fairly decent Sakura centric piece, if you don't mind the Sasuke pairing. Sakura gets captured by a Sound slave raid while in disguise and is unknowingly assigned to Sasuke as a servant. Iffy premise, but it gets better.

Rising From The Ashes ... _the_Ashes
By Kari-Kateora
Pein's final jutsu gave life back to those he slayed in Konoha. However, it also brought back someone who never expected to live again. Rising from the ashes, how will Minato Namikaze readapt to life and the war he is flung into?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 117,248 - Reviews: 931 - Updated: 2-21-13 - Published: 3-3-12 - Minato N. & Naruto U.
Recommended by Sayle.
Personally, I consider this a fic worth reviewing and encouraging. It isn't the Empty Cage (what is?), but it's pretty decent. The update schedule in particular (as you can see) is particularly notable. Keep it rolling!

Rising Star
By dead witch
Naruto is the Inugami, a member of an elite black ops team for the Hokage. After many trials, he finds himself in the middle of a war in with everything on the line. Lemons in a couple chapters. Now taking beta requests.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 42 - Words: 394,949 - Reviews: 611 - Updated: 11-2-12 - Published: 2-5-08 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by Tylonius.
A rather good stor (actually, it's my favorite) about a world where the law about Naruto was never created. Does partially fall into the angry mob cliche (it's five people over two years and only two of them is after him because of the Kyuubi), but it's countered by a nice and competent Sarutobi. Does delve into Super-Naruto in the later chapters, but I think it's done well with good characterizations (with subtle but important differences brought about by the changes).
Information is wrong in some places (specifically the backstory on the Tailed Beasts) due to age of the story, but it's well written and thought out, and I like it.
Warning: Lemons, drugs, self-harm, violent death, excessively aggressive flirting, and hints of angst.

Samhain ... 7422394/1/
By Fosfor ... le/183004/
There's not a lot of difference between heroes and madmen.
Mentioned by NuitTombee.
You'll need to be a member to Fanfiction Federation to view it. Samhain Prologue

Scorpion's Masterpiece ... asterpiece
By Knightmare Gundam of Ni ... ndam-of-Ni
Fan Sequel to Scorpion's Disciple. Three years have passed, and life in Konoha has returned to normal. However, just off the coast of the Land of Fire, Naruto has become something more than human, and has plans for Konoha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 36,256 - Reviews: 136 - Updated: 4-19-12 - Published: 1-9-12 - Naruto U.
Mentioned by Robo Jesus.
Nah, the "Fanfic of a fanfic" for Scorpion's Disciple would be Scorpions Masterpiece.
It's decently written, but I also found it kind of cliche at a lot of points as well, which took away from my enjoyment of it. A decent enough time-waster, but nothing to really write home about yet.

Second Chance
By Advent of Shadows
During a training accident, Naruto is thrown back twenty years back in time. Stuck in the past with full knowledge of what happened in his time, Naruto embarks upon the path of a legend. Naruto/Mikoto. Note: Just to be on the safe side, Chapter 14 was deleted to stay in the TOS. What is now Chapter 14 was originally 15. All that was really removed was a lemon.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,335 - Reviews: 553 - Updated: 6-16-11 - Published: 3-2-11 - Naruto U. & Mikoto U. - Complete
Recommended by Tikitau.
Second Chance starts with Naruto ending up in back because of a ROB, butterflies things enough that Madara never actually pulls off the Kyuubi attack (enough forewarning or something, plus due to Butterflies Naruto was on hand to help Minato take on Madara, so he never got a chance to screw with Kushina or the like, I don't remember) and things generally flutter along out of control.
Main problem is that the author pulled one of those 'i am leaving fanfiction forever because it is weighing on my spiritual conscience and ruining my life' sorta things, so I think he just did a one chapter 'and then leaf won and the bad guys all died hurray the end' for Consequences and Second Chance just got left hanging.

By alethiophile
Naruto has an unpleasant encounter, and gains an equally unpleasant power. But how much of his power is gifted, and how much is his own?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 179,953 - Reviews: 405 - Updated: 10-21-12 - Published: 6-24-11 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by Sayle.
Shinigan has updated. It's surprisingly good on it's own merit. Even without the change in plot. I feel it has a moment of weakness at the beginning with Naruto's characterisation (but only a minor blemish bringing down what was otherwise a very good grasp of the character to above average for that scene) and at the conclusion of the Wave Arc, but otherwise it has been a very entertaining read. I promised in my review that I'd recommend it (it already has been on SB - I found it in the links thread), and I have.

By d'ihshtri
Who said that Shinigami takes your life for his services? No one. Yondaime learned it the hard way the day Kyuubi attacked. A different turn of events! What if Naruto was raised by Madara?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 173,947 - Reviews: 665 - Updated: 11-30-12 - Published: 2-14-10 - Naruto U. & Madara U.
Mentioned by Rushil & vel10.
There's also another where Naruto is spirited away to be Madara's adoptive child (though Madara isn't aware of Naruto's actual parentage) as the payment for the Sealing, but that one was even more off the mark of what you're looking for.

Softly Say Goodnight ... -Goodnight
By Chevira Lowe
(PG-15) Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade as a team. How they began, and why they fell apart.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,299 - Reviews: 160 - Updated: 10-10-05 - Published: 3-14-05
Recommended by crowind.
So a while back I think someone requested a young sannin fic. There's one, Softly Say Goodnight, that I really like for the interesting personalities and the interactions the Sannin had. Unfortunately, it's also a dead fic.

Spirit Master
By EternalVoid
Naruto is a master brewer, lets see how this turns out.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 94,835 - Reviews: 188 - Updated: 6-26-12 - Published: 11-10-11 - Naruto U.
Recommended by LONE WOLF 666.
Spirit Master instead of a ninja, naruto becomes a brewer.


By Ninjabridge
Join Naruto and his friends on an adventure to save a beautiful - albeit apathetic - princess and protect the mysterious MacGuffin Crystal from falling into the hands of a villainous tyrant. Together they fight evil steampunk ninjas, and perhaps the only group more corrupted than the Akatsuki... Hollywood.
Recommended by Xanrag.
If you haven't seen his awesome spoof series you might be a bit lost in the beginning, the movie proper starts at the two minute mark.

Spying No Jutsu
By daniel-gudman
Disguised as a girl, Naruto will spy on Kage level kunoichi at the Cute Polar Bear Hot Springs Festival. On a related note, Sasuke deals with his growing attration to a mysterious new kunoichi. Also, the first ever Iruka Love Polygon. That I'm aware of.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 89,511 - Reviews: 1118 - Updated: 1-11-09 - Published: 3-24-06 - Naruto U. & Iruka U. - Complete
Recommended by biigoh.

Stranger Than Fiction ... bFiction_b
By DsirinWsdm
Konoha is abuzz with word of the new hit novel, The Kyu Ninja Chronicles, and its mystery writer simply known as 9T. Secrets abound as the truth hidden within the fiction stands to change everything as they know it.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 76,813 - Reviews: 1455 - Updated: 8-13-07 - Published: 8-8-06 - Naruto U. & Hanabi H.
Recommended by Zulaq.
A dead fic, but pretty good. The author manages to balance out a story that's reacting in the present, being told through the book past, and actually occuring in the real past at the same time.

Sunshine Sidestories ... idestories
By Silver Queen
Snippets from the D.O.S. story line.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,883 - Reviews: 166 - Updated: 3-2-13 - Published: 3-5-12
Recommended by mkire.

Teacher's Pet
By Blue Jeans
Manga compliant, Sakura-centric. After the loss of her first patient Sakura's teachers, past and present, all decided to give her some much needed advice. From shinobi life to boys, they can't seem to stop once they start. Set during 2 years time skip.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,032 - Reviews: 12 - Updated: 5-17-07 - Published: 5-8-07 - Sakura H. & Tsunade S. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
It takes place during the timeskip (so Naruto's out of the picture), and deals with Sakura losing her first patient. Needless to say, Sakura does not take the loss well, but her real problems are coming from her teachers, who keep giving her advice she really does not need or want. This is probably my favourite story dealing with this time period, and Blue Jeans is a fantastic author, so give it a try.

Teach Your Children Well ... ldren-Well
By AvocadoLove
After Madara final attack on the village, Rokudaime Kakashi uncovers a time-travel scroll. Now he's Team Seven's sensei again. And this time, he's going to do things differently. A time travel fic.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 29,214 - Reviews: 2276 - Updated: 2-28-13 - Published: 6-10-10 - Kakashi H. & Iruka U.
Recommended by Lokesin.
Basic summary: Kakashi-centric Peggy Sue, pretty good basic concept, but not too far into the plot yet.

Team No Respect
By sparrowette
Not every Kekkei Genkai is a superpower lottery jackpot. Chunin Iruka and Anko and tokubetsu jounin Hayate team up to make Konoha and the world at large acknowledge the worth of their lesser-known bloodlines. They may not make Orochimaru's to-do list, but Anko definitely wants his head on a pike. No wimpy defeatist attitude is allowed here!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,797 - Reviews: 35 - Updated: 2-13-13 - Published: 12-2-12 - Iruka U. & Anko M.
Recommended by Daraken.
Pretty interesting start, and I can see the definite comedy potential.

Team Seven
By FastForward
Naruto is sitting in a bar with Team Seven, but why does everything seem wrong? Oneshot.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 887 - Reviews: 361 - Published: 9-8-06 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by mkire.
i heartily recommend this.

Team Sharingan
By EroSlackerMicha
Team 7 lost a member, the remaining members are broken and left to pick up the pieces. Will Team 7 survive. Kakashi trains the team in the use of the sharingan, will they survive the experience.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 57,497 - Reviews: 1316 - Updated: 1-8-12 - Published: 6-15-08 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Mentioned by anowack.

Team Tensai
By Wingwyrm
They've gone back to the past. They've gone too far back into the past and they just don't want to wait around years and years, so they figured they might as well start early. Team 7, gen, time travel. Angst/Drama/Humor.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 54,441 - Reviews: 1729 - Updated: 12-31-11 - Published: 12-6-09 - Team Seven & Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by Dimensionist.

Team Tobi
By Morta's Priest
Uchiha Obito got a second lease on life in the Third Shinobi World War, and the world was never quite the same. Now, many years later, he's ready for what could be his most difficult assignment yet: To be a sensei to three brats that just graduated from the Academy. Among them is Namikaze Naruto, Hokage's son!
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,266 - Reviews: 85 - Updated: 10-7-12 - Published: 9-29-12 - Naruto U. & Obito U./Tobi
Recommended by Irksome Dude & uju32.
Morta made a new fic too. While there isn't enough for a proper recc, it looks...interesting.

Tempered In Flames ... -in-Flames
By Mistress of Sarcasm
The people of Konohagakure send a message to their enemies: This will end in fire.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 853 - Reviews: 31 - Published: 2-27-10 - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet & Cataquack Warri.
Thanks for the Tempered link, Wavelet; I've added a lot of the author's fics to my favorites list.

By cywsaphyre
Back in time and armed with years of future knowledge, Sakura is ready to take the world by storm. Except... she's four again, not twelve. Ah well, nobody said she couldn't start a little early. Gen, time travel, AU, Sakuracentric.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 47,575 - Reviews: 985 - Updated: 7-20-12 - Published: 7-8-12 - Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack & Winchester.
Funny, intelligent, promises up and down that no pairings are planned, and the butterflies are starting to show quite clearly. Reading this makes me alternate between snickering, giggling, and laughing out loud. And Sakura going full prodigy, tying with Itachi for second youngest graduate and only not matching Kakashi due to not being discovered sooner (or rather, going back further) is a lot different from the usual fare. (Only fic I remember doing that is Team Tensai, and there the whole team went back...)
The only things I'm missing at this point is some read on what Danzo is like in this story (evil, or just overly pragmatic - he hasn't actually shown up yet), and I'm looking forward to seeing whether Sarutobi will end up recalling Tsunade in the next couple of years for having run out of teachers for Sakura...

The Accidental Sensei
By The Raven Sennin ... n%20Sennin
One little mix up in the Hokage's office sends Mitarashi Anko to the Academy with a vague mission-- one she takes to mean teaching Genin Team Seven! From one mix-up comes headaches for a copy-nin, a coming revolution in ninja education, and a far too amused Hokage! But as the fall out from this opportune mistake shakes out, things come to light that will rock the Hidden Village of Leaves and lead to a revolution in training!
Recommended by anowack.
I laughed at least a couple times per chapter, so I figure it's worth a rec. There's plenty of nits I could pick, but it's a humor fic that doesn't really take itself very seriously. The only thing that really annoyed me was the use of untranslated Japanese for terms that are perfectly translatable.

The Bingo Book
By Kind of a big deal
Shikamaru reads through pages of the bingo book as he takes it with him on a diplomatically sensitive mission to Kusagakure with an unexpected team. Written almost completely from Shikamaru's perspective.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 38,300 - Reviews: 51 - Updated: 8-6-09 - Published: 8-9-08 - Shikamaru N. & Karin
Recommended by strangebloke.
This story... is OK! and original. And thus, its comes out ahead of sturgeon's law, and it needs love. Shikamaru goes on a mission, which puts him in a lot of interesting situations. The overall structure kind of sucks, as the 'bingo book' sections are extremely pointless, but its still well written enough to warrant this rec, I think.

The Blind And The Unseeing ... e-Unseeing
By Stunning Sunset
When two jutsu clash, Sakura, injured badly, is sent careening through time to the past. Blind, she has to survive alone in the form of a child. Until she helps a man. And then her peace is destroyed and he won't leave her alone.Rated M just in case.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 239,120 - Reviews: 4372 - Updated: 3-9-13 - Published: 10-14-10 - Itachi U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by mkire.
I am often astonished with the speed that Blind and Unseeing, along with Dreaming of Sunshine update.

The Book Of Naruto ... -of-Naruto
By HitokiriOTD
Uzumaki Naruto has been many things to many people. To some, he is a friend, a comrade, and perhaps even a hero. To others, he is an enemy, a nuisance, and a villain. But he's never been a god before.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 43,726 - Reviews: 632 - Updated: 5-9-08 - Published: 6-1-07 - Naruto U.
Mentioned by JadeCriminal & KillerMagician.
Now for why I came here: Whatever happened to that fic where Hinata can, apparently, pray to Naruto and get miracle ramen?

The Cleverness Of A Ninja ... of-a-Ninja
By Annwyd
Sakura has a rather sensitive question to ask Tsunade. Rated for plenty of innuendo.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 38 - Published: 4-19-05 - Sakura H. & Tsunade S. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet & Half_Baked_Cat.
I'll also add in a recommendation for the following brief, humorous one shot about Tsunade and Sakura's relationship.

The Daddy Thing
By Obsessive Child
Kushina's early demise changes everything. Who said that mothers were more important than fathers?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 65,160 - Reviews: 309 - Updated: 2-10-13 - Published: 1-28-12 - Naruto U. & Minato N.
Recommended by Sayle & vel10.
The Daddy Thing updated. Naruto has a ghost-Minato with him in the seal basically raising him. Deserves more reviews than it has.

The Demon In The Hyuga Clan ... Hyuga-Clan
By DarkSwordMage
Hinata Hyuga is the Jinchuriki which contains the Nine Tailed Fox. This is Alternate Universe/Timeline, be wary of many spoilers if you aren't up to date with the manga...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 39 - Words: 435,951 - Reviews: 789 - Updated: 8-14-10 - Published: 3-14-08 - Hinata H. & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by Xanrag.
I recall this Hinata as the container fic as being pretty decent..

The End
By Feilyn
"I suppose this is the part where you tell me the story of how your love turn to hatred and you strove to overtake me," he states blandly, as she stands behind him, kunai to his throat. These are the tatters of his bonds twisting around his neck. Choking.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 925 - Reviews: 26 - Published: 8-29-09 - Sakura H. & Sasuke U. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
This is a story about Sasuke and Sakura, but it's definitely not a pairing fic.

The End
By Lucillia
Ten Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto has one last task to complete.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 738 - Reviews: 41 - Published: 9-5-12 - Dark Naruto/Yami Naruto & Kushina U. - Complete
Recommended by Typhonis 1.
The End. As Ed would say beware the vengence of a patient man.

The Eyes Have It
By Shana the Short
[FANOWRIMO CHALLENGE] Most people seem to think that developing a doujutsu is a wondrous, unspeakably lucky occurrence. Considering that she now has to deal with an ability she has no idea how to use, family drama, fashion crises, and the world's most rude and vulgar doctor, on top of getting to know her new genin team just after graduation...needless to say, Sakura begs to differ.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 62,069 - Reviews: 815 - Updated: 12-12-12 - Published: 10-31-12 - Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Arkeus & anowack.
Ok, this is actually pretty damn fun. Cute as hell, and the characterization is overall damn good.

The First Flower Of Spring ... _of_Spring
By Evil Is A Relative Term ... ative-Term
Because every ninja comes from somewhere. Lacking a presence in any ninja village, the Haruno are a clan just the same. Beholden to the traditions of her family, Sakura is changed, as are Team Seven's dynamics. What will become of them?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 47,509 - Reviews: 493 - Updated: 2-7-13 - Published: 10-18-11 - Sakura H.
Recommended by Khaos.
A Sakura centric story that explores the possibility of Sakura belonging to a clan even more twisted than the Hyuuga and the original mist village together.

The First Shifting Grain ... ting-Grain
By Cadel
Sabaku no Gaara lands in the past to a time where everyone feared him and his father was still alive. He realises this will force him to regain everyones trust when they still think he's a blood-thirsty psychopath. Time-Travel.No pairing.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 60,852 - Reviews: 398 - Updated: 3-10-13 - Published: 10-30-11 - Gaara
Recommended by Christi.
Does anyone know any good Gaara goes back in time fics? I found one but its still in progress and only has about 50000 words.

The Fortuneteller
By Goldberry
The things you've lost will eventually come back to you: past, present, and future. AU NejiTen, SasuSaku
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,248 - Reviews: 261 - Updated: 5-29-08 - Published: 8-24-07 - Neji H. & Tenten - Complete
Recommended by Archeleone.
Pretty good fic. Focuses on Neji in a world inspired more by Ancient China than Japan (though don't quote me on that) and does an interesting job of working the characters into a new setting. Chapters are pretty short, only about 3,000 words each, so the plot moves along at a good pace. I wouldn't say it's anything groundbreaking but it's certainly not part of Sturgeon's 90% and it's very hard to find "different world" AUs so hey.

The Girl From Whirlpool ... -Whirlpool
By SilverShine
When Naruto's father met his mother, his only impression was that a village out there must have been missing its idiot. Minato/Kushina.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 248,299 - Reviews: 4408 - Updated: 3-18-11 - Published: 1-6-10 - Minato N. & Kushina U.
Recommended by Tylonius & uju32.
Basically the story of Minato and Kushina's life from the moment they met to (eventually) their deaths from Minato's perspective. Some of the information is slightly off due to age, but most of it is spot on. Well written, one of the better stories I've read in any fandom. It manages to go from the bloody war on the Kiri border to a comedic marriage scene between Mikato and Fugaku "Fugu-Face" Uchia in a smooth and realistic transition. Shows that nothing and no one is perfect.
Now for the warnings. The war and fighting scenes are rather graphic (though not overly) and written so that it is easy to see the scene in your head. It also doesn't pull any punches describing the horror of war and what it can do to people. Oh, and the authors Britishisms slip through some time (Minato once called an umbrella a brolly, but thats about the worst one).

The Great Romantic ... t-Romantic
By MogtheGnome
What are the odds that giving someone a gift would end up cascading into THIS kind of reaction? Probably pretty low... But this way is funnier.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,940 - Reviews: 855 - Updated: 11-29-10 - Published: 9-29-07 - Naruto U. & Tenten
Mentioned by Xanrag & Ryune.
Oooh, I can't remember the name but I read one fic that took that trope and really ran with it. Naruto got known as the sword collector and people with swords refused to fight against him because he was famous for taking the swords but in reality he couldn't care less and gave them as a gift to Tenten.

The Happy Curse Of The Black Diamond ... ck_Diamond
By meelomango
Hatake Kakashi was given the task to be happy or face an untimely, early demise. So, of course, he picked the more appealing option. Pursuing happiness sounded easy enough.. A/U. Kakasaku. Rated M for a good, very fun reason.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 91,686 - Reviews: 152 - Updated: 9-6-12 - Published: 3-19-12 - Kakashi H. & Sakura H.
Recommended by Sayle.

The Harsh Truth
By Shadenight123
There are truths and lies scattered in the shadows of the leaf. Conspiracies and secret meetings, decisions and backstabbings. The plot twists until the point where there is no ally, and no enemy. Only yourself, and your trust. Face the harsh truth: in the midst of the shinobi world, nothing is what it seems. Naruto is born five years prior to canon, and from there...!NidaimeNaruto
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 466,581 - Reviews: 573 - Updated: 11-13-12 - Published: 7-19-12 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by Ct613hulu & windupbird.
Just started reading this truly massive work of fanfiction and thus far it looks very good. It is a logical AU based on the assumption that Naruto was born 5 years earlier then in cannon. Thus far I am very impressed by the characterization of Naruto and Itachi.
Unrecommended by Ramenth.
This is quite possibly the least readable thing I've encountered all year.

The Leaf's Naruto
By Morta's Priest
There's something to be said for keeping the past as it was - makes it predictable, malleable. Naruto never bought those arguments. He's always been the one to power through adversity rather than wait it out, so why would now be any different? He'll do what has to be done, even if he steps on a few butterflies along the way.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 153,145 - Reviews: 1972 - Updated: 3-12-13 - Published: 6-28-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by anowack.
If you are in the mood for an OOC time-traveling Super-Naruto story, you can do much, much worse.

The Life And Times ... -and-Times
By Jonque
An attempt at the time-travel genre, wherein a girl with a somewhat unhealthy fixation on a boy finds she suddenly has all the time in the world to get things right.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 119,658 - Reviews: 190 - Updated: 12-24-12 - Published: 8-27-12 - Hinata H. & Naruto U.
Recommended by mibuokami.
Life and Time by Jonque - so far hasn't contain the level of wrongweird that is shown in Timebraid and Chunin Exam Day, but its also less developed overall in term of plot.
It is a looping Hinata this time, which I think is a first. I thought it was enjoyable but I'm not a high critic and tolerate half of the stuff that has been trashed here as terrible.
Unrecommended by Sayle.
I just read it. It is a bashfic. I'm sorry, it is. It is objectively a bashfic. Hinata is Hinata in name only. Kakashi and Sasuke bashing. Repeated 'omg, Hinata is so awesome' moments that serve no purpose except to denigrate other characters (Kiba especially). It's shit. It is a genuinely bad fic. Oh, it's passably written. Passably. But it's transparently author wish fulfillment. Unfortunately, from an in-character perspective, all it shows off is Hinata's suddenly laudable sociopathy. Congratulations! You've reached Chuunin Exam Day level one!

The Lives Worth Saving ... rth_Saving
By cywasphyre
Naruto, at 26, has lived through 10 years of war. At the end, with nothing left to call home, he sends himself back to the beginning, to the day of his younger self's graduation, in an attempt to change it all. Time travel AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 133,545 - Reviews: 2048 - Updated: 5-6-12 - Published: 2-3-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Ramenth.

the long and winding road ... nding_road
By ohwhatsherface
The path of revenge, she realizes, is lonely indeed. But sacrifices need to be made.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,317 - Reviews: 47 - Published: 1-24-10 - Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
This is one of the most interesting portrayals of Sakura I have encountered in a while, and, even if you don't like Sakura, is probably interesting and well written enough to be worth a read.

The Lucky Sevens Detective Agency: Case Of The Mysteriously Murdered Man
By wei
Team Seven investigates a murder at Kankuro's Puppet Emporium.
Recommended by Satori.
Or Naruto fused with a less grimdark shadowrun. (thats what it feels like to me anyway - author claims blade runner as inspiration)
Naruto blowing up the planet by accident... would totally be in character, sadly.

The Male Kunoichi
By Rickysio
Team 7 is sent on a mission to Tsuchi no Kuni, where one of them will have to infiltrate a function - where the wives of the Tsuchikage and Raikage will meet - dressed as a girl. Unfortunately, Sakura isn't up to the task. So, who will it be?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 61,594 - Reviews: 121 - Updated: 1-3-13 - Published: 10-3-09 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Khaos.
It's alive, it updated and it's crack.

The People We've Become ... -ve-Become
By Zephyras
At first, no one could've guessed the consequences of Uzumaki Naruto's disappearance. However, seven years later, Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura are rogue ninja, Team Seven assembles once more, and they all have secrets. Naruto/Sasuke, Sakura/Lee.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 92,015 - Reviews: 352 - Updated: 11-4-12 - Published: 11-17-07 - Team Seven
Recommended by Wavelet.
All in all, this story is excellent, and definitely worth a read through. That said, a few words of caution are necessary. This story features a Naruto/Sasuke pairing. Normally, for me, that would be enough to turn me off the story, but it's well done enough that I can deal with it, and, far more importantly, is not central to the plot, which is fascinating. However, if you absolutely cannot stand homosexual pairings (or just cannot stand this one), while you could just skip the scenes in which the sexual aspects of Naruto and Sasuke's relationship are prominent (of which there are few, none of which are that important), you probably will not enjoy the story nearly as much as a person who can live with this pairing. Additionally, this story was started before all the jinchuriki were revealed, so not all of them are quite the same as in canon. Most notably, Killer Bee is not present in this story.

The Philosophy Of Self ... hy_of_Self
They told him he was Sasuke. Was he mad to believe they were wrong? Optional sequel now up
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 52,715 - Reviews: 210 - Updated: 6-10-12 - Published: 9-26-11 - Sakura H. - Complete
The Philosophy Of Self Sequel Something To Live For ... o-Live-For
OPTIONAL sequel for The Philosophy of Self. For those who wished a certain two characters to have a little romance. No smut, no citrus.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,929 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 7-26-12 - Sakura H. - Complete
By TaikoHawk
Recommended by Cataquack Warri & PKiller.
The good news: Team 7 finally returns with Sasuke. The bad news: he has only a few, faint memories of a brother and a dead family. And above all else, he remembers that he is not Sasuke.

The Price Of Honor
By Halcyon7
My swing at Samurai Naruto.
Recommended by Ct613hulu.
This is a reasonably good take at Samurai naruto. It has a tendency to make a bit too super for my liking and it overplays the conflict between samurai and Ninja but I think that it is overall a good swordsmen Naruto fic. Also, thanks to Wizard One for creating this archive it helped introduce me to some really good fanfics.

The Price Of Living ... _of_Living
By LovelyWeather
Knowledge of the future is not the safest thing to possess, she learned...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 31 - Words: 166,355 - Reviews: 567 - Updated: 3-28-12 - Published: 11-6-09
Recommended by Xanrag & Murazor.
Teenage Naruto fangirl and innocent bystander is transported to the Narutoverse, possibly by a portal caused by the chidori-rasengan clash that ends the fight of the Valley of the End.
Rather than linking up with ninjas and having crazy adventures, they end in a dump of a village for a year, before being discovered by Kabuto who takes them to Hidden Sound.
To avoid being killed and put in glass jars as medical curiosities, Naruto fangirl starts claiming to be a prophet and buys their continued survival with daily predictions of future events to Orochimaru, who doesn't buy the prophecy thing but is generally amused by the whole thing.
In the whole, the story is well written, but dark near to the point of grimdark and the PoV character ends with so fucking much trauma that at the current point in the fic timeline (Kakuzu & Hidan arc) she is pretty much a mental basketcase who is like a total bitch to the Konoha crew when they get her out of Sound after the first attempt to rescue Sasuke.

The Road To Tsuchikage ... Tsuchikage
By Lucillia
An infant Naruto was brought to Iwagakure where he was raised ignorant of his origins and heritage. Like his canon counterpart, he too wants to protect his village, gain acknowledgement, and become a Kage. Answer to Hecktols' Stolen Hero Challenge.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,239 - Reviews: 86 - Updated: 1-9-13 - Published: 3-27-12 - Naruto U. & Ōnoki
Recommended by Lucillia.
I really like this one, despite only being 3 chapters so far. The explanation is short and sweet, getting all the important backstory across in only a few paragraphs without making it seem like an infodump. Naruto is also recognizably himself, and it isn't forced at all.
You should really give this one a chance.

The Scorned Son
By Calanor
They say hell hath no wrath like a woman scorned, but the wrath of a scorned son comes pretty close. The day his brother massacred the Uchiha clan, Sasuke shrugged. None of those people cared about him anyway. Years later he tries to leave his clan's shadow as a loyal shinobi of Konoha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 38,590 - Reviews: 193 - Updated: 1-27-13 - Published: 6-27-12 - Sasuke U.
Recommended by Khaos.
It's a bit too early to tell, but what is written is entertaining enough.

The Scorpion's Sting ... on-s-Sting
By Wandering the Arid Sea ... e-Arid-Sea
AU. Orochimaru's 'resignation' from the Akatsuki and the resulting fallout is more intense than in canon, resulting in chance meeting between Sasori and a young Naruto in a changing world.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 72,028 - Reviews: 143 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 6-10-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Ramenth & Robo Jesus.
Alright, I have a rec I think. This is a story (apparently) based loosely off of nobody102's Scorpion's Disciple, where Naruto meets and works with Sasori. And it shows, since as far as I can tell the first chapter of Scorpion's Sting is literally the first chapter of Disciple. But chapter two has some of the better world building I've ever seen in a Naruto fanfiction. The author also seems to have earned his chops in the Epic Fantasy genre, which gives me hope for the fic as a whole. I linked to chapter two because chapter one, since it appears to be a literal/almost literal copy of the beginning of Scorpion's Disciple, is completely skipable.

The Shinobi Test
A ninja's career is brutal and based on violence. What if the tests used by Konoha to weed out candidates reflected this simple truth?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,758 - Reviews: 327 - Updated: 7-31-12 - Published: 7-23-12 - Complete
The Shinobi Test: First Mission ... st-Mission
A ninja's career is brutal and based on violence. What if the tests used by Konoha to weed out candidates reflected this simple truth? - Team Seven's first mission in a harder and less forgiving world.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,193 - Reviews: 176 - Updated: 8-15-12 - Published: 8-3-12
The Shinobi Test: The Shikamaru Solution ... u-Solution
A ninja's career is brutal and based on violence. What if the tests used by Konoha to weed out candidates reflected this simple truth? – There is often more than one way to solve a problem. How would Shikamaru have handled the issues of Wave? Arc 3.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,274 - Reviews: 43 - Published: 8-9-12 - Complete
By lord of the land of fire ... nd-of-fire
Recommended by Silveraith.

The Somewhat Cracked Mind Of Uchiha Itachi ... iha-Itachi
By Kereea
AU: Itachi didn't kill the clan, instead he and his friends are teaching the next generation to drive them (and maybe the rest of Konoha) crazy. Won't that be fun?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 109,953 - Reviews: 644 - Updated: 3-7-13 - Published: 9-27-12 - Itachi U. & Iruka U.
Recommended by windupbird & Narf the Mouse.
Basically, it's Naruto with a Ranma-lite zany atmosphere. Oh, and it involves Kisame getting picked-up by Itachi and turned into a Konoha Jonin a couple or so years before the rookie 9 graduates. Nothing really special but it's an entertaining enough read.

The Tragedy Of Repetition ... Repetition
By SoulShdw
In the year's following Konoha's fall during the Sound Leaf war, the remnants have struggled to survive. After achieving vengeance against the Otokage, Uzumaki Naruto is given an unexpected second chance. A shame he didn't get a choice in the matter. Unfinished.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 167,195 - Reviews: 1413 - Updated: 4-11-09 - Published: 5-12-07 - Anko M. & Naruto U. - Complete
Mentioned by Wavelet.
Well, there is The Tragedy of Repetition, although the Naruto in that story is a sort of Peggy Sue time traveller.

The Twelve Of Two
By silentknight021
An abrupt confession by Naruto sets the stage for a twelve hour timespan between Sakura and himself. As they learn more about each other, Sakura begins to understand what was always there while Naruto comes to a decision. NaruSaku, Slight OOC
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 141,042 - Reviews: 217 - Updated: 9-1-12 - Published: 12-22-06 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack.
The Twelve of Two by silentknight021. Pairing warning: Naruto/Sakura. Shortly before Naruto leaves on his training trip, he crosses paths with a depressed Sakura and says some things that cause both of them to start re-evaluating their relationship. If this is your kind of thing, I think it is well written enough to be worth reading, but caveats: Naruto is, as the author admits, slightly OOC. There is, thus far, zero action of any kind in the story; it is 140,000 words covering one evening and morning of Naruto and Sakura alternately angsting and clumsily attempting to come to some kind of terms with what, if anything, they feel for each other. There's at least one minor character with a highly annoying textual accent. The update schedule seems to be extremely irregular, so I wouldn't expect any more anytime soon.

The Uzumaki's Peace ... ki-s-Peace
By The Pro
The end of the Fourth Shinobi World War was the herald of greatness, and an era of peace and prosperity was ushered in on the shoulders of a legend. In the world of shinobi, however, nothing is ever as it seems. And five years later, all is not well.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,890 - Reviews: 44 - Published: 2-2-12 - Ē & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by uju32.
The same author also did a brilliant one-shot called The Uzumaki's Peace.
Scarily plausible post-world war scenario.

The Wanderer
She remembers little of her past life, all she remembers was running, collapsing and dying. She was found by a wandering Samurai, taught in his ways, and received a sword. She is Naruto Uzumaki, a wanderer forced onto a greater stage.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 74,396 - Reviews: 184 - Updated: 1-1-13 - Published: 5-7-12 - Naruto U. - Complete
The Wanderer: A Leaf In The Wind ... n-the-Wind
Confused and intrigued after the mission in the Land of Waves the wandering Samurai returns to the place of her birth, to learn more about herself and her origins, but what will she find, and what will her decision on her own future be? Continuation of The Wanderer.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,123 - Reviews: 76 - Updated: 2-16-13 - Published: 1-1-13 - Naruto U.
By Darth Malleus
Recommended by Ramenth.
I'm not sure if this one has been rec'd, but thus far it's a reasonably solid piece featuring a rather far advanced AU. It's got a female nartuo, but the main divergence happens off screen with Naruto ending up running away from Konoha. The story takes place during the wave mission when she shows up again, as a Samurai. There's a great deal of implied world building that seems interesting thus far, focusing on the "other half" of the continent where Samurai are the big thing, rather than Ninja.

The Weapons You Have ... s-You-Have
By Subieko
Naruto has the kyuubi chakra; Sasuke has his Uchiha blood. But what does Sakura have to fight with? Sakura-centric genfic, spoilers up just before Shippuden, oneshot.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,583 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 1-1-09 - Sakura H. - Complete
Recommended by Wavelet.
This is one of the best character studies of pre-timeskip Sakura I have ever seen. Poignant and concise, it does an excellent job of encapsulating my view of Sakura. This line (from the story) encapsulates much of the fic: "You fight with the weapons you have, not the ones you wish you had."

The Will Born In Fire ... rn_in_Fire
By EdStargazer
A fleeing spy attacks the Academy after Naruto has failed his second attempt at passing the Genin Exam. Naruto is the hero of the moment but for every heroic act there is a price to be paid. Chaper 36 Homeward Bound?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 180,676 - Reviews: 1709 - Updated: 9-7-10 - Published: 1-27-08 - Naruto U. & Hinata H.
Recommended by Chojomeka.
It has it's fluffy moments but an overall decent read.

The Wrong Boy
By Hollow Productions
Every one always assumes that the curse of Team 7 carries on from Orochimaru to Sasuke, Tsunade to Sakura and Jiraiya to Naruto. But fates are never as simple as that. What if we missed the real threat to Konoha?
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,315 - Reviews: 106 - Published: 2-11-07 - Kakashi H. & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by South.

This Time Around
By Crimson Skies
A six year old Sasuke wakes from a nightmare...but Itachi wouldn't really kill the clan, right? As for Naruto, well, maybe he won't be so alone...this time around.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 56,871 - Reviews: 3884 - Updated: 1-20-10 - Published: 6-29-05 - Naruto U. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by windstorm.
This Time Around is a slightly older fic inspired by the kid Naruto and Sasuke scenes in the Valley of the End fight, where Sasuke and Naruto end up back in time before the Uchiha clan massacre immediately after the Chidori Rasengan clash during that fight. They end up growing up again as friends. Sasuke is still a social recluse with the exception of Naruto, but is nicer all around and isn't revenge focused at the exclusion of all else. Since this was started well before Itachi's background was revealed in canon (it was started way back in 2005) and it was still assumed he went psycho and killed his own clan Sasuke and Naruto manage to partially derail his plan, though a decent chunk of the Uchiha's still lose their lives in the process.
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Naruto Fic & Crossovers Pt 8d

Three Months
By kaotic312
When the girls get together, watch out! They're making lists and checking it twice. Are the guys in or out? Shika, Neji, Naruto, and Sasuke are now declared 'undateable' by the girls. Who does that leave? Rated T for language.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 239,084 - Reviews: 2707 - Updated: 8-29-08 - Published: 1-1-08 - Complete
Recommended by Satori & trooperist.
It also shows up in Three months but that's a crazy 'ship-fest. The writing quality is good, though, and if you think of it as being a peacetime ninja soap opera, it's quite amusing.

By Morta's Priest
Naruto is dead. Minato is alive. A monstrous exchange has taken place. The loss of a jinchūriki sends events into chaotic disarray as a distraught Fourth attempts to re-adapt to life without any of his family. To find the reason for the switch and to prevent a war, the Third forms a remarkable team...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 169,388 - Reviews: 321 - Updated: 6-1-12 - Published: 2-27-12 - Minato N.
Recommended by windupbird.
Here's a Minato is resurrected fic that I actually find pretty decent.

To The Deep North
By wlkwos
The Shinobi War rages. Kirigakure has fallen. Akatsuki spies are everywhere. Konoha is under threat. Trapped in the far north, Team Seven struggles to survive a deadly game of cat and mouse in the endless winter night. AU
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 75,512 - Reviews: 50 - Updated: 2-1-13 - Published: 12-18-11 - Team Seven
Recommended by crowind.
Is...not really Sakura-centric in the strictest sense. That is, Sasuke and Naruto gets POVs too and their own struggles but mostly the focus is on Sakura. Anyway, it's a mission fic in an AU where the massacre didn't happen for some reasons yet to be explained. It's also one of the few on my list that happens around Shippuden.

Trial By Ninja
Also ... ja.227519/
By jacobk
To become great, one must overcome great opponents. A moment of inspiration during the chuunin exam puts Sakura on the path to greatness, whether she likes it or not.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 82,468 - Reviews: 247 - Updated: 3-18-13 - Published: 6-19-12 - Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack.
There's also our own jacobk's Trial By Ninja, where Sakura pulls out a win against Ino in the preliminary rounds, and things derail from there.

Tsunade's Heir
By funkmasterjo
Tsunade adopts Naruto. What will life be like living with two medic nins and a mother who's playful fingerflicks could bash through trees? Now how about adding an infamous pervert and a philosophic demon to the mix?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 192,468 - Reviews: 2004 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 8-2-06 - Naruto U.
Recommended by Dimensionist.
For those new to the story (which I expect will be most of you), the story follows the basic plotline of having Naruto be adopted by Tsunade. Unlike most of these types of fics, however, it doesn't suck.
The Senju (now Houou - explanation for the name change is in the last chapter) family is explored a bit more, and Tsunade, due to having a baby to raise, is a bit more involved than she was OTL, having numerous clients for her healing skills. Fight scenes are awesome and well-written, character interactions (including the one between the new OC and Naruto) are hilarious, heartwarming and always entertaining, and the story explores Naruto's entire life from birth, fleshing out the Narutoverse, adding characters, situations and plot here and there, and meshing them very well.
Read it - it's awesome (just like all of funkmasterjo's stories) and definitely one of the better Naruto fics on the net.

Two Of A Kind
By RomanceGirlXXTsundereLuverxxX ... reLuverxxX
Following the events of the Kage Summit, Sakura is sent on a lone, simple mission. However the misson goes terribly wrong. She finds herself in Konoha, 26 years earlier. With the company of an energetic yet infuriating red-head, could things possibly be worse? Pairings: MinaKushi, NaruSaku. Time-travel fic. Slightly AU. Full summary inside.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 127,765 - Reviews: 123 - Updated: 3-15-13 - Published: 7-29-12 - Sakura H. & Kushina U.
Recommended by anowack.
After her confession to Naruto, Sakura gets thrown back in time via Tobi-Sharingan-hax and gets to meet young Minato and Kushina. It's apparently the author's first story, and it shows in the extremely clumsy writing, and the plot is nothing special thus far... but there's occasional glimmers of potential and despite the clumsiness it is fun to watch Sakura and Kushina tsun-tsun off each other. Mostly, I'm probably just amused that there's now another active story besides my own filed under "Sakura H. & Kushina U." on Fanfiction.Net, but if you are bored and the idea is something that appeals to you, it might be worth checking out.

Uchibi Sasuke
By Laryna6
Crackfic, AU. The Third Hokage granted Uchiha Itachi's request to spare the Uchiha children, only to realize too late that they were all horrible devil children. Literally. Which may be why Naruto fits right in with the rest of the little monsters Sasuke's too busy raising to brood.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 53,956 - Reviews: 381 - Updated: 11-4-12 - Published: 6-16-12 - Sasuke U. & Naruto U.
Recommended by Lzyslckr.
Sweet. Thanks. Guys read it, it has a LIKEABLE Sasuke.

Unforeseen Consequences ... nsequences
By Animus of Masada
Sometimes, even geniuses can be shocked by the consequences of their actions. Orochimaru didn't expect his jutsu to truly revive Minato and Kushina, but the Death God is not so easily understood. Rewrite of FDCL. Minato and Kushina alive.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,837 - Reviews: 577 - Updated: 2-26-12 - Published: 10-30-11 - Minato N. & Naruto U.
Mentioned by X15lm204.
Not a masterpiece by any means, but worth at least a quick read.

Vis À Vis
By Reaper Nanashi
-WIP- Naruto always knew he'd had parents once, but came to realize that of the musing he'd done, he'd never imagined what they looked like. Now he has to get home without giving away that he's technically not who everyone thinks he is—the son of Konoha's beloved Yondaime Hokage. Yet between his own heart and the Fourth's intelligence, it seems that won't be as easy as he'd hoped.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 174,891 - Reviews: 1342 - Updated: 9-13-12 - Published: 7-10-08 - Minato N. & Naruto U.
Recommended by Ramenth.
It is a very old fic by Reaper Nanashi which still is updated once in a while (including recently). It's an interesting execution of "Naruto ends up in an alternate universe" story. I haven't reread it in some time, though, so I'm not sure how much of my reading is just a factor of time already invested versus continuing readability.

Walking Backwards On A Tightrope ... -Tightrope
By Lithos Maitreya actually a fairly common trick in the circus. It's also the closest equivalent to going backwards in time. So why should only one person go back in time if anyone who knows how can do it? It's just like walking backwards on a tightrope. And more than one person in a war-torn world of Ninja wants to change things. To fix things. Time travel fic.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 33 - Words: 88,380 - Reviews: 926 - Updated: 3-9-13 - Published: 6-18-12 - Naruto U. & Sasuke U.
Recommended by Ramenth.
This is another 'People go back to the past' story, but has the rather unique situation of having a very large number of people go back. And most of them don't tell each other, which leads to interesting situations as everyone tries to figure out why other people are acting so out of character.

Wayne, What Happened To Those Fountains! ... _fountains
By Meinos Kaen
Naruto returns to Konoha and finally works up the courage to confess his true feelings to the love of his life.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,223 - Reviews: 125 - Published: 5-1-12 - Naruto U. & Sakura H.
Recommended by masterwindu487 & badgep.
This is an incredibly great work of art. Well really trolling.

Well In Hand
By Materia-Blade
Naruto died as he lived. Saving anyone and everyone who he believed deserved it... Even the Kyuubi. Guilt is not an emotion Kyuubi had ever been well acquainted with. In his remorse, the Nine Tails vowed to do anything he could to repay the blonde boy who'd given him everything. Too bad Sakura got caught in the middle. A Time Travel story.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 76,509 - Reviews: 509 - Updated: 11-19-12 - Published: 4-5-11 - Sakura H. & Naruto U.
Recommended by Satori.

What Shouldn't Be Is ... dn-t-Be-Is
By Lucillia
After he made his wish on a star, Hashirama got his best friend back, Team "Serious Issues" got a chance to rise in a new era, and Naruto found friendship and later love in an unusual, unexpected, and some may say wrong, place, when Naruto, Madara, Kakashi, Gai, and Obito end up in the past because of a Jutsu accident. Being written for and co-written with Flareose.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,387 - Reviews: 61 - Updated: 1-12-13 - Published: 9-19-12 - Naruto U. & Danzō S.
Recommended by RadiantPhoenix.
Hashirama Senju finds himself lonely after Madara is gone.

Where The Heart Is ... e-Heart-Is
By Shana the Short
"Well, he did just give you his first born son, after all." There's nothing like unplanned parenthood to make you grow up fast, as Sakura's learning. Especially when you're ten.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 43,716 - Reviews: 148 - Updated: 10-15-12 - Published: 5-4-10 - Sakura H.
Recommended by anowack.
Genre: Humorous but not quite crack
Fairly ridiculous premise: Without meaningful explanation, ten-year-old Sakura is sent her (flamboyantly gay) elder brother's baby son to raise. (Both her brother and her parents have, apparently separately, gone on extended journeys to other parts of the world for reasons that are as yet unexplained.)
What the story is actually about: The baby is used as an excuse to make Sakura be more mature, which is used as an excuse for Sakura to meet and train with Gai (and later Team Gai) during her time in the academy, which is used as an excuse to make an awesomer version of Team Seven.
Why It's Worth A Quasi-Rec: Because, after a rough first few chapters, it does hit its stride, and I found most of the latest chapters (covering the first parts of the Chuunin Exam) genuinely laugh-out-loud funny.
Why It's A Quasi-Rec: There's an OC (Sakura's adoptive uncle) who the author is way too fond of in a Sue-ish kind of way, although thankfully he's never really the focus and is largely played for humor. There's the mind-bogglingly bizarre revelation that the Haruno are distantly related to the Kazakage's family somehow, revealed and inexplicably proved to everyone's satisfaction by the fact that Sakura's nephew looks exactly like baby Gaara, though at least this is used to set up some amusing character interactions. (This is, probably, the only Naruto fanfic in which Sasuke teaches Gaara how to sew.)

Why Kakashi Should Never Read Out Loud ... d_Out_Loud
By lord of the land of fire ... nd-of-fire
What would happen if Kakashi started reading out loud passages from his favorite book? The idea for this just occurred to me and I wrote it up. Very light hearted please don't take it too seriously!
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 28,826 - Reviews: 2303 - Updated: 12-13-12 - Published: 10-26-07 - Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by DTravler.
I do not think this has been reced before but I found most of these to good for a laugh my faves are 1, 3, 5, and 19-22

Will Of Foxfire
By Quill of Molliemon
AU, no bijuu, follows "Fox Moon". Naruto has secrets and Sasuke wants to please his father. Oh, and there's Orochimaru, plotting Kitsune, unfortunate werewolves, assorted demons, mysterious elders, simmering tensions, attempted murder, unhappy mothers...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 61 - Words: 258,323 - Reviews: 833 - Updated: 8-19-11 - Published: 6-26-10 - Naruto U. & Minato N. - Complete
Recommended by Doomsought & Ryune.
I'll throw a rec behind this as well. Personally, I couldn't read the entire thing, but that isn't any real bad mark about the story itself or the writing. Something about the plot just seemed to irk me that I could never put my finger on but that is something just about all of Quill's work do to me. It is at least worth a try for just about anyone. As for the AU elements, I really think that Quill should have just changed some names and terms and actually publish it.

Will Of Stone
By sadfascist
Timeskip: Sakura travels to the Earth Country to take the Iwa chuunin exam. Waiting for her there is a place of ancient wonder… violent trials… star-crossed love… and a conspiracy that threatens world peace itself. An epic novel.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 113,620 - Reviews: 185 - Updated: 8-27-12 - Published: 6-1-10 - Sakura H.
Recommended by crowind.
AU with regards to Iwa/Stone and Ame/Rain, and takes some pretty... unusual and stretching interpretation of Tsunade's character to make sense, to the point that the author had to spell it out pretty early even though I wish she didn't. I like what the author did for the other countries, and Sakura's character development and the aforementioned relationship between Sakura and Tsunade (and it being central to the story). All in all an interesting story, even if the Americanism does make me giggle more than when it inadvertently winds its way into other fics.

With Friends Like These
By Lucillia
There were times when Naruto used his reputation for being incredibly dense to avoid awkward conversations and/or situations. Thankfully, when it came to one issue, Sasuke really believed he was that stupid, and didn't question any further.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 58 - Published: 9-11-12 - Naruto U. & Fugaku U. - Complete
Recommended by RadiantPhoenix.
Naruto had a reason to dislike Sasuke even before he met him. (Un?)fortunately, this one isn't justified.

Worth Dying For
By Shadow Rebirth
My name is Uzumaki Naruto. I am a shinobi by profession, an advisor by chance, and a warmonger according to my enemies. My story started with a death god, ended with an empire, and struck up a revolution somewhere along the way. [AU, no pairings.]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 104,810 - Reviews: 377 - Updated: 3-15-13 - Published: 4-28-12 - Naruto U.
Recommended by uju32 & Ct613hulu.
This is a very interesting fanfic which shows a intelligent naruto and goes into more detail on his notorious healing ability. I particulary liked its characterization of Naruto and it has just begun some worldbuilding.

Yay We Passed
By Sarah1281
After passing Kakashi's bell test, Naruto asks Sasuke why's he's not more excited. The Uchiha reveals that it was inevitable that they would, not only because he's amazing, but because of politics. His team doesn't understand, so he's forced to elaborate.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,962 - Reviews: 77 - Published: 10-8-09 - Sasuke U. & Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by Peter87.
There was nice one shot about that.

Yet Again, With A Little Extra Help ... extra-help
Things didn't go so well this time after Danzo betrayed konoha and joined Akatsuki. As the Kyubi was being removed from Naruto however, an unexpected stranger arrived to change all for the better... maybe. NaruHina timetravel some oc please review
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 77 - Words: 1,262,281 - Reviews: 4883 - Updated: 12-25-12 - Published: 7-14-09 - Naruto U. & Hinata H. - Complete
Yet Again, With A Little Extra Help II Take Two Round Two ... -Round-Two
What do you get when you cross several interdimensional god like beings, raw boredom, a world of Naruto that went wrong, several years worth of off screen training, common sense, insanity, humor, sarcasm, the Log, explosions, plot, and overall chaos? Apparently a lot of headache medicine for Tsunade. May the Games Begin. Sequel to Yet Again With A Little Extra Help.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 43,295 - Reviews: 407 - Updated: 2-27-13 - Published: 12-25-12 - Naruto U.
By Third Fang
Mentioned by Hellfire Man.
Just wondering, but has "Yet Again with a little extra help" ever been discussed here? Not to my particular liking, overpowered mary sues and the humor seems to consist only of completely random "wackiness". I only say this because a sequel has come out.

Youthful Ninja From The Future ... the_Future
By Mystic 777
Beware the wrath of a budding seal master. Sometimes revenge is best served with a side of Youth. AU from Tsunade retrieval and VotE.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,113 - Reviews: 75 - Updated: 3-20-12 - Published: 3-2-12 - Naruto U. - Complete
Recommended by Hammerchuckery & Auks.
Naruto's accomplishments has been hindered, set back, and destroyed. He takes his revenge when his target is at their weakest and answers a mystery that's never been revealed.

Zombie Plague
By wingedmercury
"Temari, there's no such thing as the Zombie Plague," Kankuro mutters. "You're wrong," she rasps. "I'm definitely a plague victim." Her hands tremble as she dry heaves; she would rather die of the Zombie Plague than be pregnant. ShikaTem.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 36,820 - Reviews: 203 - Updated: 5-4-12 - Published: 2-9-12 - Temari & Shikamaru N. - Complete
Recommended by Winchester.
In the aftermath of the fourth war, Naruto has been joking around about a "zombie plague". Temari, freshly broken up with Shikamaru, is feeling quite ill, so she visits the doctors - oh how she *wishes* it was just a plague... And what exactly does Gaara know?
This is a fairly short (30k words) fluffy piece with a fairly predicable main pairing (duh), and a couple of crack ones going on in the background. It's a fun way to waste a half-hour or so - give it a go!

-Avatar: Legend of Korra

Elements Of Revolution ... Revolution
By Dragon XD
Oh you've heard it all before. A ninja goes to the Four Nations and stuff happens over there and back home.
Crossover - Naruto & Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 64,284 - Reviews: 54 - Updated: 7-24-12 - Published: 5-25-12 - Korra
Recommended by Peter87.
Interesting crossover, I like it for good characterization of main cast and for climate/dialogue similiar to these in the Avatar and Naruto. It have few quite nice original ideas like this particular ending of 4th shinobi war.

The Avatar's Will Of Fire ... ll-of-Fire
By MortalWarlock
A new world, new friends, and a new enemy. After defeating Madara, Naruto is called upon to help another world fight against an enemy that he finds far too familiar. Future NarutoXKorra AU
Crossover - Naruto & Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 93,171 - Reviews: 253 - Updated: 3-5-13 - Published: 7-10-12 - Naruto U. & Korra
Recommended by Jets.
That fic is alright, but Naruto is slightly overpowered and has techniques I've never seen before. I'll accept it for his innovative nature. Does not totally follow canon, it's moving away from it slightly in the later chapters.


Duty, Honor, And Truth ... _and_Truth
By Tyrchon
Young Naruto believes himself alone with no family, he is wrong. Learning the ways of his mother the young boy will embark on a mysterious adventure that could destroy both him and Konoha. What will he do when confronted by his clan's legacy? Slight AU.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 438,143 - Reviews: 737 - Updated: 5-4-09 - Published: 10-7-07 - Naruto U.
Recommended by mkire.
I found it while browsing through TFF's rec thread with claims of being 'an okay bleach fusion' The author is still active and has not said they are dropping it.
I don't like bleach, but i did like this. The author did a bunch of world-building for the fusion: A clan of people who can use the soul-sword things that all the reapers have in bleach.

Tetsu No Kyoujin
By Dominion0080
Naruto finds something hidden under Konoha that reveals the truth behind the Kyuubi nad sets his own feet on the path to greatness
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,539 - Reviews: 84 - Updated: 1-30-09 - Published: 6-25-08
Recommended by Yog.

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shinobi Rising
By AlphaBeta ... haBeta.htm
Halloween with a Naruto twist!
Recommended by Mage_Man.1842.
just leting everyone know that Serpents Rising, the third book of Shinobi Rising series by AlphaBeta has been updated

-Doctor Who

Paper And Stone
By Akatsuki210
Konan is not the only angel in Amegakure. One shot, crossover with Doctor Who, spoilers for both series, implied KakaRin.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,332 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 10-11-12 - Weeping Angels & Kakashi H. - Complete
Recommended by RazorSmile.
Short elegant oneshot.

-Dungeons & Dragons

Adventures And Adversaries ... dversaries
By RockBane
Second Part of the Chunin Exam. Can Rookie 9 plus Team Guy survive a game world created by Anko? Will Orochimaru finally learn how to achieve true immortality? Find out in Arc 2 of A&A! Partial Xover with Dungeons and Dragons. It has come to an end.
Crossover - Dungeons and Dragons & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 43 - Words: 115,143 - Reviews: 138 - Updated: 2-8-11 - Published: 2-2-09 - Naruto U. - Complete
Mentioned by DTravler.
There is also one while not a video game it is game based I forget the name right now but it is by RockBane I believe is the name he should have a account. I will put in a link later when I get home.

The Gates Of Heaven ... _Of_Heaven
By SotF
When Naruto chooses a different path from the start, things change. Of course when he picks something magical as his goal, the world will never be the same. A wizard from Konoha, magic has come to stay.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,236 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 7-2-08 - Naruto U.
Mentioned by SotF.

-Elder Scrolls

Naruto's Oblivion ... age/202044 ... age/204029
By diresquirrel
Okay, so it's a crossover I've been preparing for a while as I overcame my kidney stone (all flushed now, thank goodness). It's silly. Well, to be honest, it's very silly while still having a vaguely entertaining plot.However, as silly as it is, I don't think it qualifies as crack because I've been trying really hard to keep the personalities straight.
Mentioned by Darksnider05.
Requires joining the Caer Azbakan yahoo group.


Twin Suns Burning ... ng.226698/
By Ryuugi
And so the first sun rises. Sadly, it's kind of green, but what can you do.
Poor Naruto, though; if there had been, say, a spare Solar Exaltation or something for Sasuke, he'd have a lot less work ahead of him.
Mentioned by Silveraith.
What do you guys think of Twin Suns Burning? It's on SB in the CrW section. I have no idea what Exalted is so I'm hesitant.

-Fairy Tail

A New World, The Story Of A Lost Shinobi ... st_Shinobi
By Lanky Nathan
A different custom. A different language. A different time. A different dimension. Damnit Kakashi, where the hell did your Kamui send me?