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This story is a sequel to Sunset Shimmer is MAD about EVERYTHING

The mysterious Table of Harmony has called on Starlight Glimmer to solve a friendship problem at Canterlot Castle, but wait! A second cutie mark belonging to a magically inclined alicorn has appeared, and unfortunately for Twilight, it’s not hers.

Can Sunset Shimmer help Starlight Glimmer untangle this mysterious problem in Canterlot, or will her own personal past prove more a hindrance than anything?

Spoilers for 'A Royal Problem'

Sunset vector by Sunsetmajka626.
Starlight vector by Cloudyskie.

Chapters (11)
Comments ( 580 )

I have a feeling that this was orders ex.:moustache:

Yes! All aboard the sequel train! Which Sunset will find a way to destroy I am sure. :pinkiehappy:

Okay, this was absolutely hilarious. Also love the expansion on Order.

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Yes, sequel!! :pinkiehappy: More Sunset and making fun of an episode! And I actually don't mind this version of Starlight. I'm honestly not sure if Order or Discord is more annoying. At least Fluttershy has a handle on Discord by now.

I hope there's something left standing of Canterlot Castle by the end.

"Where Sunset and Starlight go to Canterlot to Diffuse a Potentially Disastrous Situation. What could possibly go wrong?" :pinkiecrazy:

“Truthful? Honest? Correct?”

She's not wrong though.

“Plus my power works independently of the pendant… I just wanted to look pretty today.”

Spike smirked. “Like you need a pendant for that.”

Very nice, Spike, very nice.

“Tiny… tiny Shiba Inu…” Starlight uttered.

Voiced by Patrick Warburton.

“Tiny dog…” Spike uttered. “Much small. Very control station. Wow.”

You shouldn't resist, could you?

Twilight spoke up. “I think he meant that ‘literally’, as in his ex is actually a female dog.”

“Oh… my apologies,” Starlight offered.

Spike smirked at Order. “Bitches, am I right?”

Justice, how drunk/high were you when you wrote this? And on what, and where can I get some?

Starlight shrugged. “The train, of course.”

Sunset’s face tightened almost on instinct. “You bitch!” she growled out.

“Hey!” Starlight protested. “You don’t have ‘b’ word privileges!”

Oh come on, I'm sure you TRAINED for this.

If you're having dog problems, I feel bad for you son
I got 99 problems, saying bitch ain't one, hit me!

Cheerilee rolled her eyes. “Sure… Just teaching Human Geography here… Not like knowing how many people live in Ecuador is important or anything…”

It really kind of isn't! Unless you actually live in Ecuador. Or are planning to bomb Ecuador. Or get bombed in Ecuador and let the whole population of Ecuador gang-rape you. :pinkiecrazy:

“So, what’s the sitch?” Sunset asked.

I see she's borrowing dialogue from other green-eyed redheads now.

“Okay, you’re right, but still, this is Starlight we’re talking about! Time is of the essence! Every moment we waste can bring us closer to certain doom!”

Not necessarily. With Starlight Glimmer involved, it could also be creeping doom, inevitable doom, impending doom, Thulsa Doom...

Sunset raised an eyebrow in Starlight’s direction. “Uh… Hey, Starry… Who pissed in your cereal this morning?”

*Trixie pops up out of nowhere, beaming brightly* "TRIXIE DID!"

“Tiny dog…” Spike uttered. “Much small. Very control station. Wow.”

Dammit, you beat me to it :rainbowlaugh:

The entire 'B word priveleges' bit


“I can’t believe I’m going home after all these years based on the vague recommendation of some tiny, creepy dog!”

This. This right here. This is why I love your work.

“How are we getting to Canterlot anyhow?”

Starlight shrugged. “The train, of course.”

Sunset’s face tightened almost on instinct. “You bitch!” she growled out.

“Hey!” Starlight protested. “You don’t have ‘b’ word privileges!”


Oh, this is going to be fun...

Is it weird that I immediately thought of Toby Fox when you mentioned of omnipotent dog running the show behind the scene......especially one that likes to troll?

I believe you'll find it's "Jiggity-jog." With an o.

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, dancing a jig.

To market, to market, to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggity jog.

Many people misquote this Mother Goose with jiggity jig...


Ah, so THAT'S the origin of the phrase! You learn something new every day.

“So, what’s the sitch?” Sunset asked.

Now you're just doing the Lord's work, Justice.


Although this might be one of the biggest sources of the mis-quotes

Comment posted by commentspae deleted Jun 2nd, 2019

Great to see Sunset's adventures continuing with Starlight as they tackle Celestia and Luna. I can't wait to see what changes and developments come from this. Already off to a great start.


And on a way more obscure note, the phrase is also uttered by Lucifer (from DC Vertigo comics) as he stands in front of the gates of Hell.

The imagery has stuck with me for years and I do like the Sunset/demon connection, which makes its use as a title quite a bit of melodrama on Sunset's part, granted she did transform into a demon that one time. Though, it would not surprise me in the least if Lu up there is quoting Blade Runner. :rainbowlaugh:

I added it 'cause of the reference to Discord and use of the word "orgY". Admittedly, this is pretty mild reason compared to many of my other pieces, especially ones involving a certain half-hair, half-sex machine ex-siren, but I figured I'd add the tag from the get go rather than stumble into having to add it later.

I'd like you to know that I nearly fell off my chair laughing at this, and that Spike having 'b' word privileges is part of my headcanon now.

Also, you made me genuinely chuckle at Treehugger, which might actually be even more impressive.

Mind if I use your character Order for an upcoming story? His sas is really good. It is a map story that has Sunset helping Starlight helping the cmc to get the friends to stop a feud that could leave Equestria without magic and they have to stop it before times is up.

Comment posted by Evowizard25 deleted Jun 12th, 2017

He's trying to lead you down the path of harmony, I'm gonna lead you down the path that rocks.

Loving suave Spike here.

Go ahead. :twilightsmile:
Do you honestly think Treehugger has a good grasp on how many moons Jupiter has? :trollestia:


i like starlight!:yay:
hope they combo with trix as well!:trollestia:
sunset, starlight and trixie!:pinkiecrazy:

Suddenly, Twilight’s cutie mark appeared above Canterlot castle.

“Yes!” Twilight exclaimed enthusiastically.

A red circle with a slash through it appeared over Twilight’s cutie mark.

“No!” Twilight cried angrily.

Probably the best part of the chapter for me. Right there.

From market, to market, to buy a fat pig, home again, home again, jiggity jig.

From market, to market, to buy a fat hog, home again, home again, jiggity jog.

Oh gosh, I think I know what the problem is, they have to deal with a fat pig don't they? Is the fat pig Celestia? Did she eat too much cake and Order finally had enough of seeing her stuff her face and called in professional help to stage an intervention?!?

“Heh… I have ‘b’ word privileges.”

Best. Thing. Ever.

I've got a feeling that Sunset is going to have serious Demonset/Midnight Sparkle/Gaea Everfree flashbacks when she runs into Daybreaker and Nightmare Moon. I'm actually looking forward to that scene. "Damn it! I knew I should have called the others from the other world! This is pure Magical Rainbow Laser territory!"

I'm also looking forward to at least one extra scene where Sunset tries to harangue her mother and aunt into reconciliation by sheer force of abusive nagging.


Do you honestly think Treehugger has a good grasp on how many moons Jupiter has?

You'd expect her to be a subject matter expert after flying through the system on the Rocinante after eating her special brownies last night!


Best. Threat. Ever. Took me a minute or two to be able to continue reading.

So following this thing, promises good.


Not necessarily. With Starlight Glimmer involved, it could also be creeping doom, inevitable doom, impending doom, Thulsa Doom...

Well, it already had bitches for Thulsa Doom, so there's that.

“Pffft, really? Sarcasm?” Aria Blaze said from the back of the class, her large purple boots resting on the top of her desk. She shook her head. “This class is full of the most useless information ever, and Sonata’s shown me charts on the names of characters from puppet shows.”

Well to be fair to Sonata. Those characters actors might be important? But yeah. Aria is the Queen of Sarcasm. Even more so than Sugarcoat.

“You know about that, huh?”


So that fic didn't happen in this AU? I thought it was cannon T_T.

“You two aren’t even element bearers!”

Can you only do that for element bearers ?

Cap. (Group).

“But there’s plenty more ponies in Canterlot my bratty, youthful self-ran afoul of… Not to mention I might end up getting into many heated arguments with Celestia! 

self ran

It is two separate words. Not a hyphenated nor a compound word.

OMC!!! This is going to be an interesting story ^_^.

I just hope that it lasts even half as long as MAD. There's a lot that can be done in that fic. Especially where Glim Glam is concerned. She really kind of amped up the super villainy for a good cause in that episode. And did a perfect rendition of Star Swirl's Cutie Mark swap spell.

:rainbowhuh: this is strating to get crazy & funny all at once. :pinkiehappy: why did it take me this long to find this???? also.... why dose spike get 'b' word privileges????

Starlight shrugged. “The train, of course.”

Sunset’s face tightened almost on instinct. “You bitch!” she growled out.

HA!!! That was the funniest one for me. The good ol E Train.

It happened. Though Sunset showed up after Twilight smirkingly mentioned the table. Guess she could have mentioned it to Sunset then, but the bulk of Sunset's knowledge could be after Twilight got the whole story out of Starlight and Twilight opted to enjoy the spa trip and gripe about it in the journal to Sunset.

“I mean, the weird talking dog didn’t even Bat-signal me until Spike dragged me to this side of the mirror.”

“… Bat-signal?”

No, Butt-signal.


Sweet! Yeah with how that story ended, I'd have thought that she would've learned then. Since she first started out with just thwacking Trixie. Then she was rather angry when she learned about Trixie messing up magic and covering everypony with amnesia dust. I would've thought it natural when Sunset asked "Trixie did what now?!" That she would have heard directly from Starlight.

So what did Starlight tell her if not what Trixie did (which would've involved the table if there was to be a segue to the Amnesia Dust ... most likely?)? ... and a bit of me was a little sad that it ended with that and we never saw what was said, nor Sunset knocking sense into Trixie with either a newspaper; a book; or whatever it was she knocked Trix out with originally.

Should I read the prequel first, because this already has me hooked.

The most important aspect you'd be missing out on is Sunset's past/current relationship with Celestia. Other than that, if you've enjoyed what you've read so far, I'm happy to have you with or without that context. :twilightsmile:

Between Shimmercorn and the author, yes, I intend to read more. :pinkiesmile:

This is great start to some really funny shit! Great job.:moustache:

Especially the bitch that was my ex,” Order muttered.
Starlight narrowed her eyes. “Maybe if you didn’t call your ex a bitch you’d still be together.”
Order gave Starlight an indignant look. “Hey, that’s OUR word! You can’t just use it like that.”
Starlight cocked an eyebrow. “What?”
Twilight spoke up. “I think he meant that ‘literally’, as in his ex is actually a female dog.”
“Oh… my apologies,” Starlight offered.
Spike smirked at Order. “Bitches, am I right?”
“Spike!” the mare’s present all said in unison.
“Naw, it’s fine,” Order said. “The kids a dog when he swaps worlds, so it’s okay when he says it.”
Spike grinned to himself and brushed a clenched claw against his chest. “Heh… I have ‘b’ word privileges.”
Twilight let out a groan.

That made my day, because that's my favorite word to use!:rainbowlaugh:

Twilight sighed. “So… What… You can just butt dial anypony in Equestria?”

I've also heard them referred to as "booty calls." :trollestia:

Sunset gets to make things right with everyone all over again. That's gonna suck.
I do enjoy seeing more of what life was like with Sunset and Celestia. Especially with how - for lack of a better word - human it makes Celestia out to be.

"And the rest of the fic went on as normal per the tv show, as Sunset was preoccupied with coaxing Joe out from under his bed like a 200lb frightened kitten."

Tune in next time kids! :pinkiehappy:

How did you know that griffon was me?

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