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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.

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Shenanigans ensue!

This definitely looks snazzy.

Delightfully dumb. :twilightsheepish:

I really need to find the time to get back in the Writeoffs, especially if this sort of glorious madness is going on. Thank you for one heck of a ride.

Ah, shit; story just made me realize I'm old enough to be Twilight's dad, :applejackconfused:

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8102027 I thought you were twilight's dad...?

Discord? Sunset Shimmer? The best decade EVER? Back To The Future?! :pinkiegasp:
Who could possibly resist? :scootangel:

This was great. And that ending :rainbowlaugh:!

I'd say you'd beter prepare for a place in the Featured section.:raritywink:

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A lot of people make that mistake. It's the hair and eyepatch, isn't it? :twilightoops:

8102027 I was thinking the same thing.

The Eighties were glorious.

Anyway, your mom and dad are Twilight Velvet and Night Light, right?”

“Yeah, that’s right.”

“And they love each other?”

“Of course they do. Why do you ask?”

“How did they meet?”

“Umm…” There was a pause. “If I remember correctly, they met in college. They got assigned together on a group project, and, well, one thing led to another. Um, Sunset? Are you okay? What’s so funny?”

Sunset couldn’t tell if she was laughing or crying.

This was a wonderful read. You captured my interest in the first paragraph, and then kept me hooked for the rest of the ride.

Really love the way you captured Discord here, too. Mania, with the perfect amount of references and strangeness to go with it.

Hope to see more like this in the future!

Velvet slid into the seat as if she were a natural, and let out an appreciative sigh. “But there’s a first time for everything, right? And please, call me Twilight.”

“No way in hell,” Sunset muttered under her breath.

:rainbowlaugh:

Wait... which one kisses better than Sunset... her mom or her grandmother? :rainbowhuh:

This was cute and funny with just a pinch of sexy. Excellent fic.

Did you just take one of my favorite movies, add Best Human and Discord, and make lots of lesbian and Sunset jokes?

I love you.

A glance out another window revealed a great, unblinking eyeball staring back at her.

She waved.

I have no way to be sure, but this is probably a reference to another, much better and sexier story than this one, which hasn't been published yet. So I should probably get on that, huh?

Anyway, I'll read this in a little while.

I was almost hoping Sunset would end up in some weird new present where Twilight didn't exist or something and then she'd have to go back a few more times to fix things. Great story, who cares about paradoxes or whatever, Sunset and Discord are bored and the sky is the limit. At least Velvet approves of Sunset... maybe a bit too much. Does Twilight Sparkle now have competition for Sunset? Well, Sunset is really lovable.

What I'm wondering is why no one has yet to mention the "Rick and Morty" reference?

:rainbowlaugh:that end ingwas hilarious!

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It really does sound like a reference to a certain unpublished story, doesn't it?

Anyway, in regards to this story, I loved it.

Discord and Sunset make a great time-travelling team! Thank you for another fantastic story!

Up next on "Literally Everyone Loves Sunset Shimmer"

:rainbowlaugh:

Just what the hell was wrong with this decade?

With a question like "Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?", was expecting some REALLY bad stuff to happen. Happy that I was wrong.

Was thinking of Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and The Goonies 'R' Good Enough while reading this. Not most relevant eighties songs for this story but they were the first that came into my head. Also her voice and clothes were awesome at the time.

A window caught her attention, and Sunset turned to peer outside. The “house” seemed to be floating on a large rock in the middle of the void. A smaller rock a little ways away held a mailbox, and chained to it appeared to be a dog in an astronaut suit. It was furtively trying to pick up the newspaper, but was repeatedly thwarted by the suit’s helmet.

:rainbowderp: vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelcinematicuniverse/images/a/a7/Cosmo_Museum_2.png/revision/latest?cb=20141127010332
That CAN'T just be a coincidence.

So this was what Canterlot Square looked like thirty years ago. A lot of the architecture was still intact, but apparently not a single business from this time period had survived. Sunset made her way towards a building on the corner, that had a large bright green neon sign spelling out ‘AR ADE’.

Either the neon's not working on the C or you forgot a letter.

Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?

No? Well.... Have some anyways!

Her first encounter with Velvet reminds me of the title of "How I met your Mother."

Her fingers coiled around a solid length of wood, and she withdrew her baseball bat from its hiding place. She sprung to her feet, fighting off the wave of nausea that accompanied the sudden movement, and brandished her weapon in front of her. “Stay back!”

“Oh, how fierce! But that just won’t do. What did I ever do to deserve being threatened by a... herring?”

Could be worse, Sunny. He could've shown up wreathed in flames and announcing himself as the Voice of the One True God.

and Starlight was there, but blech. No thank you.

:rainbowlaugh:

Sunset's gonna be more than Discord can handle here, isn't she? This pleases me. :moustache:

A smaller rock a little ways away held a mailbox, and chained to it appeared to be a dog in an astronaut suit. It was furtively trying to pick up the newspaper, but was repeatedly thwarted by the suit’s helmet.

"Cosmo misses old life on empty station..."

A glance out another window revealed a great, unblinking eyeball staring back at her.

She waved.

One glance inside Pinkie Pie's mind and nothing fazes Sunset anymore.

He held up a small, vaguely gun shaped device, with a blue light bulb sticking out of its top. He pointed it at the floor, and with a burst of light, it opened up a swirling blue portal on the ground.

Aww, no DeLorean?

Sorry bud. One hundred percent grade A carpet munchers here.

I laughed way too hard at this.

It took a subjective eternity for Slug to process the introduction of this new truth to his diminutive worldview, but eventually a somewhat lecherous smirk settled onto his lumpy face, and he leered at them. “Prove it.”

Wow, Snails' dad is a jerk. Or is this Snips' dad? Because the physical description and personality seem more evocative of Snips than Snails...

Sunset grabbed her cheek, ran a thumb across it, then leaned in to press their lips together.

The woman squeaked and practically melted in Sunset’s arms.

And thus, Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle ceased to exist, because Sunset turned Twilight Velvet gay. Too bad, so sad! :pinkiecrazy:

Just what the hell was wrong with this decade?

I KNOW, RIGHT? Thank GOD the 90s came along and slapped some sense into all of us! :runs fingers through his long, bleached-blond hair, smooths out his flannel shirt, and adds another rip to his faded jeans:

Sunset grit her teeth and clenched her fists. “This isn’t exactly how I wanted my first meeting with Twilight’s parents to go.”

NO SHIT, REALLY, DO YOU THINK.

“See? I told you.” Discord now wore a tight white t-shirt, his hair slicked up into a pompadour. “It’s a retro diner! In the eighties, pretending it was in the fifties!”

The irony is that in the 80s they thought we'd be doing THAT to the 80s in the 2010s...but most of our retro diners are still 50s-themed!! :rainbowlaugh:

Most beautiful girl I’ve ever met. There’s just something about her that's so… enchanting. It’s almost like I’m under her spell.

Ten bits says he's NOT talking about Vel.

“Heya there, Nighty-Lighty! Glad to see you again today. Do you want the usual or what?” she asked in a familiar, bubbly sing-song.

“Hey Sonata,” Night Light said, looking up at the waitress with a dreamy sigh.

NAILED IT!

Sunset’s blood ran ice-cold for the second time that day.

That's about a 9.9 on her Oh-Shit-O-Meter right there.

Sunset slid across the booth and slung her arm around Night Light’s shoulders, pulling him close. “Come on, babe, why you gotta be like that? Sure, we ain’t exactly going steady, but after last night I’m pretty sure we got something going on.”

:facehoof:

Sunset pursed her lips. Was she losing her touch that badly? But she’d knocked it out of the park with Velvet earlier.

That's because Vel wanted to be out of that situation, you bacon-brain! :facehoof:

Sunset nodded, everything coming together in her head. “You’re positively brimming with chaos magic. You go to the dance, disguised as the janitor or something, I don’t know. Spread a little chaos magic around, sow some minor problems and she’ll be on top of you like flies on rotten meat. Night Light will be left in the dust. Dejected, he goes to the punch bowl to drown his sorrows… where I’ve conveniently left my own date. Hopefully they should be able to make that connection on their own, at that point.”

Oh my god that is the WORST PLAN EVER. That's worse than 99% of Twilight's plans!!

“Sunset?” “Sunset.” “Sunset!” Her name spread through the crowd like wildfire. A hundred eyes stayed locked to her, each filled with the same intense infatuation as Velvet.

Yeah the Want-It Need-It Spell was NOT the solution to this problem. :facehoof:

“Screw the Eighties. I’m going home, then I’m gonna curl up in my bed and scribble all over this era in my history books,”

:rainbowlaugh:

(Also, note the punctuation error there. There are a few others, but I'm not gonna go through this with a comb or anything. Just give it a second lookover.)

“If I remember correctly, they met in college. They got assigned together on a group project, and, well, one thing led to another. Um, Sunset? Are you okay? What’s so funny?”

Sunset couldn’t tell if she was laughing or crying.

:facehoof: Discord...just magicked up a whole fake reality to troll Sunset, didn't he?

Velvet locked eyes with Sunset, and a smirk slowly crept up her lips. “My my. You really don’t look like you’re a day older from back then. It sure is something.”

He...did not. :rainbowderp: :twilightoops:

8102874 Given the fact that there's a space there where the C should be, I'm pretty sure it's the sign that's not working right. :derpytongue2:

Perfect

TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU STUPID BASTARD.

Great story! I really enjoyed it, considering the fact that I like both the 80s, and the BTTF franchise. :twilightsmile:

Now I want to hear a cover of Sunset singing "The Power Of Love". :pinkiehappy:

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"Or you'll do what, exactly? Hit me with that fffish?"

I love how Sunset is just all "OK, Discord's here, let's go." No posturing heroics or anything like that, just ADVENTURE! Nicely done.

Oh god, my sides. Poor Sunset. Why do I suddenly have thoughts of Velvet and Nightlight inviting Sunset over for a night in once she is of age?

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He held up a small, vaguely gun shaped device, with a blue light bulb sticking out of its top. He pointed it at the floor, and with a burst of light, it opened up a swirling blue portal on the ground.

Aww, no DeLorean?

You kinda missed that one. That's a portal gun. From the Portal series.

If the universe doesnt care that youre your own grandmother?

Professor Fansworth, is that you? :pinkiecrazy:

Aint it great, that 88 mph looks just like a pair of infinity symbols standing up like druidic stones, ready to frame the rising sun? :trollestia:

Why did Velvet fall for Nightlight?.. Becase Sonata taught him everything he needed to know about pleasuring a woman? :duck:

Aww, I missed getting the screen grab. When I found this story, it had 88 Thumbs Up. :moustache:

8104297 I got the reference. But given the story's title, I expected a DeLorean. :rainbowwild:

Surprised to see something by Oroboro! Love his work but thought he was done after his amazing Sunset week. So seeing this makes me so happy to see he's back!:pinkiehappy:

I would love an Epilogue chapter with Velvet's Explanation lol

8102106 I am proud to say I was an 80s child and i miss them greatly :twilightsmile:

This NEEDS an epilogue.

8105040 Or a story about Velvet's time traveling adventure, that she not so discreetly said she had been on

sonata is like a pseudo aunt for twilight to me now.

But good god. I couldn't get the idiotic smile off of my face as I read this.

Just enough references to keep it grounded, more twists than making Taffy and meta with keeping sunset in character.

“I was off to annoy Princess Twilight, but she wasn’t in, and she took Spike with her, and Starlight was there, but blech. No thank you.

And this made my day.

“That oughta do it.” Discord popped back into the living room, now wearing a long lab coat. His white hair spiked up in different directions, and a pair of goggles rested on his forehead. “What do you think? Just screams, ‘mad scientist’, right?”

Sunset gave a thumbs up. “At least twenty percent madder than Twilight. So, where we going?”

Discord cackled. “Oh, my dear, it's not where we’re going. It’s when. He held up a small, vaguely gun shaped device, with a blue light bulb sticking out of its top.

Why, hello Rickord.:trollestia:

8103380 It's possible, but I didn't see enough indication.

Look on the bright side Sunset. You could have made it even more awkward by sleeping with the both of them.

just this idea is cool. To be read later.

"My mother is a horse."

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