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Sep
22nd
2017

Community-Rated Top 10 Sunset Shimmer Stories of 2017! · 4:10pm September 22nd

Thank you everyone for your nominations and votes! I had quite a challenge getting everything just so for you folks to enjoy (even had to do a fair bit of work in Excel to get the data points!). I decided to present the stories in no particular order. All of you are amazing writers and deserve all the recognition, after all!

The rating polls went down to the wire for this one! One last final vote switched a few things around, but now at least I can reveal your Top 10 Community-Rated Sunset Shimmer stories for 2017!

Congratulations both nominees and winners!

Desert Mirage lives in a world full of guns, lasers, explosives and people competing to be the best of the best. There she excels at what she does: hunting. She started as a nobody, and yet became one of the most sought-after gunslingers.

Sunset Shimmer was practically born the best of the best. Selected by none other than Princess Celestia to be her prized student... until she ran away to another world in search of power. Through trials and suffering she was eventually taught humility and friendship.

At first blush, they don't have much in common. But their connection runs deep, and sooner or later it will change their worlds forever.


It all started with a simple question. "Can the portal go to other places besides Equestria?

The answer turned out to be "No, but we might be able to make one that can."

When their research is complete, Sunset and Twilight are pulled into an adventure in another world, where they meet even more doppelgängers of themselves. But their alternate counterparts may reveal some things about themselves they never knew.


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.


It is a new year for Sunset Shimmer; a fresh chance at real happiness with her five best friends and her girlfriend. But Sunset is constantly troubled by her uncertain future, and haunted by the consequences of her past.

For her battle against Princess Twilight has drawn forth ancient forces with eyes on the last bastion of magic: Canterlot City.

As darkness closes in, Sunset must find her light and guide her friends to defend their world against old rivals and legends best left forgotten, all while dealing with their ever-looming futures.

But when graduation comes, what will Sunset Shimmer do? For she is still a stranger in this world, with or without her friends, and the road before her guarantees nothing.

Of course, with the universe conspiring against her, it'll be a miracle if she even makes it that far...


Sunset is bored. Discord is bored. What better way to solve their problems than a wacky time travel adventure? A trip to a strange and mysterious era, where nothing makes sense, and everything Sunset knows about the world is called into question.

The Nineteen-Eighties.


All know the story of the pirate ship, the Crimson Heart and her cursed captain, a monster forced to haunt the seven seas until the end of time. All know to steer clear of the blood red sails, lest they run into hell itself.

Few know of Neptune's Blessing, a magical item that can grant whoever holds it anything their heart desires.

Twilight Sparkle knows both tales are not fiction. Though the last place she thought she'd ever be is on the Crimson Heart looking for Neptune's Throne where the wish awaits.

Sunset Shimmer lives a nightmare every day. She's ready to shed her monstrous form, and Twilight is going to help her one way or another.

But they aren't the only ones after Neptune's Blessing. The high-speed race across the seas begins as every flag seeks to claim the wish for themselves, and be crowned King of the Seas.


The holidays are fast approaching for the city of Canterlot. Snow is on the ground, carols fill the air, and the students of Canterlot High await release for winter vacation. However, its never peaceful in Canterlot for long. Right when things are looking calm, secrets start spilling around the school. With more being revealed each day, all eyes turn to Sunset Shimmer, the former bully of CHS. With the school turning against her and no clues to follow, can she possibly figure out the culprit and clear her name?


Sunset Shimmer, twice savior of Canterlot High who earned her wings by using the combined magic of the Earth elements of harmony to save the world from Twilight Sparkle (you know... the one with the glasses). She's offered to help Twilight's (you know.. the alicorn Princess of Friendship) new student learn about friendship while the whole crew embarks on a trip to the Crystal Empire. This should be a fairly relaxing and stress free trip. Right? RIGHT?!


Stuck as an aide to a bunch of second-year students at Gifted Unicorns, Sunset Shimmer thought picking one to tutor might be entertaining… and maybe advance her plans for the mirror and her eventual ascension.        

This 'Moon Dancer' filly is just a means to an end, after all.

  So why can’t Sunset sleep after Moon Dancer storms out on her? Why are Princess Celestia and Professor Polish so concerned about her?

But most importantly, why is Sunset starting to doubt herself?

This was all part of the plan. Right?


(Remember, I may have published SunLight Sliders, but 25 authors contributed to the epic adventure of SunLight Sliders, so it is definitely not my story!)

After Sunset Shimmer brings Sci-Twi’s strange magic-absorbing amulet back to Equestria, Princess Twilight Sparkle has a brilliant idea. If they combine the amulet and the magic of the portal, the two of them could hop between worlds at the push of a button!

Who better to test out this fantastic new technology than two of the greatest minds in all of Equestria?

They probably should have calibrated it first.


Don't worry, I have a much better-organized plan for this already in place for next year.

Comments ( 15 )

Is this in any particular order?

4675413

I decided to present the stories in no particular order. All of you are amazing writers and deserve all the recognition, after all!

Congrats to all the authors who got their stories voted in! :twilightsmile:

4675427
Huh. I even double-checked to see if you said anything about it.

I blame not wearing my glasses? :twilightoops:

Sunset Reset was good not sure if it is going to get completed as it has not updated in a few months.

Pandemic is in progress and has Sunset Shimmer in a villain roll and is excellent.

Wanderer D
Moderator

Hey! I'm happy to know people still remember/enjoy Gunsmoke! Thank you for reading and voting for it, all of those that did, and congrats to the other authors here!

Hey, I've read some of these! They deserved to be up here!

4675512
You shut your mouth! :flutterrage:

It was the only one I voted on. I hate you so much.

Wanderer D
Moderator

4675618 are you still bitter about the whole romance thing you were not expecting? :derpyderp1:

Werrrp! So much bacon! It's an amazing contest. And all the stories are great.

Congratulations to all the winners as well as all the other authors who had stories submitted, thank you for writing about best pony/human, it was a joy to read through all of them. Well, all the ones I had time for, now to catch up on the rest.

4675637
Do you even know me?

I hold grudges and banter is my favorite thing. C'mon!

How close was Fall of Harmony? Because that story is on my top ten Sunset stories

4690394
Sorry, but I didn't really want to turn it into a "this scored better than this!" competition, so I decided not to release the various scores or actual ranks of any of the stories (including the ones above). That being said, it was definitely nominated and made a good showing! :pinkiehappy:

4690897
I think you should post them because others ask and it's going to turn into that anyways.

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