• Starlight Glimmer Day - 50 Awesome Glimmy Fanfics to Read!


    Glimmy has a surprisingly large amount of fanfics considering how old of a character she is. We didn't have a good compilation of them last year, but Whisper Key has brought on a swarm of them for this year!

    Head on down below the break for 50 fanfics dedicated entirely to Glimmer!



    Slice of Life



    I Have Many Forms, But This One Is Mine by Raugos
    Starlight has a conversation with Pharynx about the significance of a changeling’s true form. In the process, she might just learn a thing or two about herself as well.

    Interloper by Raugos
    After decades of war, the Crystal Empire is finally on the verge of defeat. On the eve before marching upon King Sombra’s last stronghold, a lone night ranger stumbles upon a strange unicorn, a mare who claims to be the cause of all their pain and suffering.

    One Good Turn… by Posh
    Starlight Glimmer is looking forward to spending Hearth's Warming with Trixie, but their plans change when they encounter Cheerilee, alone and dejected on her first holiday in Fillydelphia. Unable to abandon somepony in need, Starlight invites her to spend the day with them. It doesn't quite go as planned, but at least her heart's in the right place. And who knows? Maybe a little Hearth's Warming drama is exactly the gift that Cheerilee needs.

    Same Apples, New Tricks by Bookish Delight
    Twilight Sparkle may have shown Starlight Glimmer the error of her ways, but Starlight is still new to the concept of true friendship. Fortunately, Twilight has true friends in high places--and none of those friends could be better at providing a down-to-earth perspective than Applejack.

    Bowled Over by Baal Bunny
    While trying to help Applejack with some baking, Starlight Glimmer accidentally shatters a mixing bowl that belonged to AJ's mother. This leads to frenzied research, a discussion of the universe's fundamental nature, several whirlwind races across Ponyville, an attempted theft, and the possible creation of a new form of magic. You know: the usual.

    Starlight Glimmer Battles Existential Dread at Sunrise by Dubs Rewatcher
    It's been a few weeks since Starlight Glimmer nearly destroyed all of time and space, and she hasn't gone outside since. At least, not until she receives an invitation from Princess Celestia to meet for tea. This can't be good.

    Glimpses by Pen Stroke
    When pursuing Starlight, Twilight and Spike experienced variances of Equestria, and saw how the river of time could have been different. Now, Starlight has moved in with Twilight, Nyx, and Spike and has begun her studies in friendship. To thank those who have helped her embrace friendship once more, Starlight has created an enchantment that allows the castle’s map table to let anyone glimpse other variances of reality. The power to ask “what if,” can be a source of great amusement… but for some, the hypotheticals are haunting reminders of what could have been. This story is a sequel to Past Sins.

    Out Of Space by Justice3442
    The portal between Equestria and Sunset Shimmer’s world has closed unexpectedly. Despite Twilight and Sunset’s best efforts, the girls have been unable to come up with a solution. Running low on pages to talk across the dimensional rift, Twilight reads what might be Sunset’s final message to her. However much to Twilight’s surprise, there’s also another message to a different pony.

    Goodnight, Knuckleheads by Summer Dancer
    Twilight and Spike are up late once again. Starlight, however, isn't having it tonight.

    Is It Real? by Majin Syeekoh
    Celestia comes to visit Twilight and Starlight after Hearth's Warming Eve festivities die down for the night. Starlight, figuring she'll never have a chance like this again, asks the immortal alicorn about what went down all those years ago.

    A Bridge to Somewhere by Skywriter
    Five private heavens have gone horribly wrong, leaving behind five little ponies just trying to find a way out.



    Comedy



    Solving For Death by Majin Syeekoh
    In a miscommunication gone awry, Starlight Glimmer has killed Twilight Sparkle with a fork. Luckily for Twilight, Starlight's already acquired a resumé in doing the impossible. She's totally got this.

    Celestia's Angels by Aquaman
    It started with a Nightmare: a corrupted monarch, a desperate sister, and a fragmented kingdom left in their wake. Saddled with the burden of protecting Equestria alone, Celestia chose to be strong enough not to. Instead, she found another way: three mortal ponies, the most magically gifted of their generation, to stand by her side as defenders of the realm. For a thousand years, they've been everything Equestria needed them to be. Scholars, guardians, warriors, heroes—or, as Celestia prefers to call them, Angels. And if their inaugural achievements are any indication, her latest nominees for that illustrious order might just be the best ones yet. Provided, of course, they don't blow up half the kingdom proving it.

    Do That Again by Bad Horse
    The day after Hearth's Warming, Snowfall Frost thinks back to her encounter with Applejack and decides that maybe she hasn't learned her lesson, not entirely. Maybe she needs a refresher. It's time to put the romance back in necromancy.

    Say Goodbye to the Hollandaise: A Hearth's War(ming) Tail by WishyWish
    Hearth's Warming's glow is alive in every heart. As a gesture of kindness to their friends, three ponies toil away in the great hall of the Palace of Friendship, creating a fine feast to usher in the season. But what happened to the hollandaise? How will everypony face its loss? What happens when no condiment is left behind, and is hollamustaketchsrirachanaise sauce any good over steamed asparagus? These questions and more will be answered within!

    Starlight Glimmer and Sunset Shimmer Are Dead by Oroboro
    Two magical prodigies cast in Twilight's shadow stumble about in somepony else's story and try to find meaning in their lives. An affectionate parody of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Which is in itself an absurdist and existentialist parody of Hamlet.

    Starlight and Trixie's Bonding Adventure by Kamikakushi
    When Trixie and Starlight find the friendship map after Trixie misplaced it with her wayward teleportation spell, the two discover a horrible mistake that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. After all, there's a reason most ponies don't teleport big things around on a whim. Good thing Starlight has a plan and the know how that can take care of the whole problem.

    How Starlight Glimmer Actually Reformed by Frost Bear
    Starlight Glimmer caused some troubling problems with Twilight and her friends. What past caused this pony to go down such a path? How did Twilight fix such a horrible past to make this pony better?

    A Newspaper Solves Everypony's Problem by Justice3442
    Starlight Glimmer is about to embark on a few little friendship lessons. Five to be exact. However she’s still a little murky on how to get all her friends to cooperate so things go as quickly and efficiently as possible. Luckily a surprise visit from another friend might solve Starlight’s problem.

    Delayed Reaction by Masterweaver
    When one's genetic template is overwritten, there tend to be... side effects. Most of the side effects come into play immediately. Sometimes, though, one has to live with a new biochemistry for a while before it triggers. It's actually very well documented.

    If You Can't Beat 'Em... by Horizon
    Twilight Sparkle has important friendship problems to solve. However, that's hard to do with a "reformed" villain following you around all day.

    Buckball Abstract by Pineta
    When starting the Ponyville buckball team, Applejack and Rainbow Dash’s first choice for a unicorn player has to be one of the best magic workers in town. As it turns out, both Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer are big fans of buckball…

    Together We Can Name This Town by Justice3442
    Starlight Glimmer assembles the townponies of... the town to finally pick a name for the village they all dwell in. However, finding a name that does not promote any form of inequality proves to be harder than she imagines.

    The Doom That Came to Tambelon by MagnetBolt
    Starlight Glimmer. Trixie Lulamoon. Tempest Shadow. Three ponies that are definitely really great with foals. But there's no way they'll mess this up, right? They just have to keep Flurry Heart out of trouble for one night - what could happen in a couple hours?

    Starlight Glimmer's Cutie Mark Removal Shop by naturalbornderpy
    What happens when a pony doesn't actually like the cutie mark that they receive? Perhaps one more embarrassing than most? Well, that's when Starlight Glimmer's special talents come into play.

    Starlight's Failed Dramatic Entrance by Rambling Writer
    After Twilight destroyed her utopia of equal ponies, Starlight knew she would strike back. And now, she's ready. Her plan is flawless; sublime, even. She will make Twilight regret the day she ever crossed paths with her. She even has a dramatic entrance planned for maximum effect. Now if only she can find Twilight without getting lost in the Castle of Friendship.

    The Bellyrubs of Sameness by shortskirtsandexplosions
    Every new initiate to Starlight Glimmer's town has to spend the first week with the founder in her cottage. There's a deep dark secret to this, of course. Fluttershy's about to find out the hard way.

    ...That's It? by Jay David
    In the midst of her conflict with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight is shown the reason why her enemy became the way she is. She is shown her past, and the terrible tragedy that caused her to become the deadly foe she is today. However, rather than evoke sympathy in the princess, Starlight's motivations actually cause her to have a more cynical response.

    Somepony Needs the Boundaries Talk by Majin Syeekoh
    Twilight breaks into Starlight’s room to figure out why she locked it. Now she’s in, and regretting every second of it.



    Drama



    Earth Ponies by GaPJaxie
    On one windy Hearthswarming, Maud discovers her true love. It's not who she, or anypony else, expected.

    For We See Now Through A Glass, Darkly by Cynewulf
    Twilight is a princess. She is unassailable, indomitable, and above all, she is Good. This is what other ponies see, and this is the image that Twilight herself strives to live up to. She is kind when and where she can be, she is wise to the extent she is capable. And, by some miracle, the image and the reality line up more often than not. And then, quite by accident, Twilight happens upon some disturbing news from a long-buried part of her life that destroys all of it.

    Broken Symmetry by Trick Question
    Somepony is sabotaging Moondancer's research project. Twilight Sparkle suspects Starlight Glimmer may be responsible. She enlists the Canterlot Royal Guard to protect Moondancer, and offers to help with her research. Soon, however, the two ponies discover an unexpected side effect of Moondancer's research: one with dangerous consequences for all of Equestria—and possibly even their friendship.

    We Can Do This Forever by Empirical Deduction
    Starlight Glimmer's plan is working. All she has to do is upset Rainbow Dash's rainboom-creating race in the past, and Twilight Sparkle's connection with her friends will be severed. And she's done it. Repeatedly. Sure, Twilight can go back in time to try and stop her, but Starlight will always be brought back as well. No matter what Twilight tries, no matter how many times she returns, she can't stop Starlight. They're evenly-matched, and it's much easier to disrupt events than it is to preserve them. That means Starlight wins, right?

    This is No Gift by Rocinante
    When Starlight Glimmer decided to play with time, she created worlds that never should have been. Now she goes to a young Twilight Sparkle, to give her the tools to end the war with Sombra. She can only hope the Twilight in this world can forgive her for it.

    "Why?" by Flint-Lock
    Something's wrong with Twilight's new student, the redeemed villain Starlight Glimmer. Even though Starlight been forgiven for everything she's done and been made a member of Twilight's distinguished circle of friends, something's obviously troubling her. Even a Pinkie Party thrown in her honor isn't enough to cheer her up. Troubled, Twilight has a little mare-to-mare chat with her new friend/student, only to be bushwhacked by a simple question: "Why?"



    Sad/Dark



    Step Right In And Start Again by shortskirtsandexplosions
    Starlight Glimmer awaits her punishment at the hooves of Twilight Sparkle and her friends.

    The Ever Ash Project by shortskirtsandexplosions
    After several bloody years of war, we are about to defeat King Sombra.  I almost wish we would have lost.

    Waiting by Silver Moon
    Alone in the nothingness, a mare waits.

    A Mad Glimmer by FanOfMostEverything
    The village had been perfect, free from the inequality and misery rampant throughout the rest of Equestria. Then Twilight Sparkle and her so-called friends arrived and ruined everything. But all hope is not lost. Starlight Glimmer has a plan to restore her lost utopia on a much vaster scale. After all, it's not like that purple princess was friends with anything worse.

    My Legacy by Wanderer D
    Starlight Glimmer has the forgiveness, love, support and friendship of Twilight Sparkle and her friends. The townsponies of Our Town had welcomed her back and helped her rebuild her life anew, just as she had endeavored to return the favor and make up for past mistakes. But in all the happiness that surrounds her, Starlight still sees a shadow of what could have been, and more importantly, what she caused to happen in other versions of her world. Now she has to decide: should she stay home—safe—or face her legacy?



    Shipping



    Boo! Haunted House! by shortskirtsandexplosions
    It's Starlight Glimmer's first Nightmare Night in Ponyville, and she invites Trixie to go to a Haunted House attraction with her.  As it turns out, Trixie is very very easily frightened.  Almost too easily.  Certainly it's not some silly excuse for the sideshow magician to cling to her very best friend... right?

    I Can’t Decide by shortskirtsandexplosions
    Starlight Glimmer takes Trixie for a stroll through the human world.

    Stars and Sunlight by Hawksyu
    The tricky thing about love is that it strikes without warning and often makes you fall for someone you can't have. For some, this means someone way out of their league. For others, this means falling for someone who is secretly a pony from another world. Good thing people always act rationally and openly express their feelings, right?

    The Princess's Captain by PresentPerfect
    Tempest Shadow would be the first pony to tell you she's not worthy of friendship. All she deserves after a life spent helping the Storm King conquer and pillage is four walls, bars, and solitude. But she's getting a new life in Ponyville anyway, at the side of Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Magic. Tempest Shadow isn't a friendship kind of pony. She's not a party kind of pony. She's not a happy kind of pony in the least. So what could there possibly be for her in Ponyville? More than she thinks, as it turns out. Come join her as she discovers what she's truly meant to do, what she's truly worth, and who she's truly meant to be with. Her life is going to change far more than she ever would have expected.

    Triggered by Summer Dancer
    While studying, Starlight notices weird changes in Twilight when around Sunburst. She tells her to knock it off in the nicest way possible.

    I'm  Your Villain by FamousLastWords
    It's time for Starlight Glimmer's first Grand Galloping Gala! Unfortunately, she doesn't have a date while all her new friends do. Well, all her friends, but one...

    Consider the Coconut by PropMaster
    After a mishap with yet another teleportation spell, Trixie and Starlight Glimmer find themselves on an island in the middle of the ocean with no magical energy left—which means no magic until they recover. Starlight is sure that this is all Trixie's fault. Trixie is sure that Starlight needs to lighten up.



    Adventure



    Entropy by zaponator
    Trixie and Starlight Glimmer experiment with time magic.

    The Color Of The Stars by Cold in Gardez
    Starlight Glimmer never thought much about the map table in Twilight Sparkle's throne room, except to consider taking it apart to learn its secrets. It didn't have much use for her. But all that changes when the table selects her and Twilight Sparkle for a mission in Las Pegasus. Now they're in pursuit of a crazed villain and a magic spell that threatens to undo their entire timeline. Starlight Glimmer knows a thing or two about timelines. But the dreams she's been having? They're the deepest mystery yet.

    Power Pony Adventures: El Taco Loco vs. The Red Menace by CoffeeMinion
    One moment, Starlight Glimmer was looking through Spike’s comic collection. The next, she found herself pulled into a magical comic featuring the Power Ponies! But this time, the comic has cast our hero as The Red Menace, a sometime-ally, sometime-rival of the Power Ponies, who uses the strange powers of her sentient beard to bring a tough brand of justice to the streets of Maretropolis. When another outsider reveals herself, and Starlight is pulled into a high-stakes battle royale, the question is: can both Starlight and her adversary find a way to escape the comic world, or is it winner-take-all?
     

    Thanks to Whisper Key for sending them!





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