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Bookish Delight

I've moved on from Fimfiction. New works on AO3!


While drawing up the plans for the School of Friendship, Twilight Sparkle asks Starlight Glimmer to be its guidance counselor.

In hindsight, Starlight's reaction was perfectly understandable given the circumstances.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 80 )



"Oh, yeah, hey, girlfriend," Sunset said, winking, and gesturing a hoof towards Starlight. "I brought your girlfriend."

"Thanks so much, girlfriend!" Twilight said, winking back. "How's your girlfriend doing?"

What are you doing, Bookish?

Good evening, girlfriends! And girlfriend

Bookish, Stahp.

like the best girlfriends that they were

I don't even.

Heh. Girlfriends. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Dear Princess Celestia,
Your student has gone off the wacky wagon. Please send a straitjacket. Size Small Alicorn.
Starlight Glimmer

And those were the final words spoken before Twilight Sparkle, Trixie Lulamoon, Sunset Shimmer, and Starlight Glimmer fell atop each other, and made out on the Cutie Map together, like the best girlfriends that they were.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I like to think that this is what they do when the cameras not on them. :trollestia:

They're all just one happy herd.

I died laughing. No seriously, I died laughing and then someone had to bring me back to life and so the process repeated. But seriously, good stuff Bookish!

And here I thought you were messing with the wordplay in the other direction :p

It's a good thing there's noone else at work tonight, or my mad giggling would draw some consternation.

"Duh!" Starlight threw up her hands. "You're this world's version of me!"

Starlight, I hate to break it to you, but you've got it all wrong. You are Equestria's version of Sunset.

"Let's just say that, as a former cult leader, I'm jealous of you." She flourished towards Sunset. "Because you, Sunset Shimmer, can officially do no wrong in the eyes of Equestrian readers, even though you and I walked very similar paths in life."

Aaand there goes the fourth wall.

Sunset flopped onto the couch next to Starlight. "I take it back," she said, gasping for breath, her face buried her in hands. "I don't want to know anything, anymore, ever, and now I wish we hadn't destroyed the Memory Stone. Wow."

:rainbowlaugh: Wow indeed. And poor Sunset hasn't even seen the worst of it.


Starlight, I hate to break it to you, but you've got it all wrong. You are Equestria's version ofSunset.

That's what the Shimmerists want you to think.

I heard rumors.

A wild TRIXIE appears!
Go get 'em, STARLIGHT!
What will STARLIGHT do?
Scold Groan
Hug >Bang

Ace of Spades.

"But you connected with me, Starlight, in a way nopony else ever has. You gave me a real second chance, when everypony else was too scared to. And you have always given Trixie the advice she has needed, the doses of truth she has needed, and the empathy and love she has needed, to make her feel that Trixie is still somepony worth being.


And those were the final words spoken before Twilight Sparkle, Trixie Lulamoon, Sunset Shimmer, and Starlight Glimmer fell atop each other, and made out on the Cutie Map together, like the best girlfriends that they were.



Aaand there goes the fourth wall.

Eh, the writers knocked it down with the journal episode. Bookish is just dancing in the rubble.

In the end, blame Twilight Sparkle.

Starlight! You may now kiss the Trixie!!!


This is indeed the most fabulous rubble I've ever danced in.

Now, if all these beautiful mare's were to bring a stallion into their group, who would be the best choice? Who could satisfy all these mares? I would say Big Mac, but I think being Applejack's brother disqualifies him. Sunburst? Rockhoof? Soaring? StarSwirl......:twilightoops:


8878092 I think you'll find "none" also works.

Fillies and foals?

Girls and children?


(nah I fixed it in Chapter 3 during my final pass but missed 5, thanks)

And it was such a good day so far!

I'm amused that Sunset and Twilight are both working from the same definition, word-to-word.

Wow. That went hilariously meta with the ponies writing steamy fanfics about human Sunset. :rainbowkiss: :facehoof:

Beeeeeest friends! :pinkiehappy:

Also, Trixie's totally fabulous here. :trixieshiftright:

Oh my goodness I just absolutely loved this!

The ending I expected, and an ending I didn't expect.

Passive aggresive romance aside, this was a good Starlight fic that I can imagine must have gone on behind the scenes with her (emotionally)

Comment posted by JD McGregor deleted Apr 21st, 2018

"Even if both of us are crying on the inside because self-insert romance fanfics about us are even a thing in the first place."

i have no regrets.

and this story is fucking fantastic. i cant recall a story that has such low key high stakes anxiety for starlight.


Uh, by girlfriend do you mean...?

Cool cool. Yknow, I once had someone firmly insist that foal was the right word for a boy horse.


So are they all poly or...?


passive agressive romance

so there IS a phrase for what I was reading just now! :rainbowlaugh:

Definitely enjoyed it though. Besides the word girlfriend hilariously reaching a point of oversaturation, this really did seem like a fun plot for another EQG special or something.

If you didn't notice yet, your comment is getting a lot of downvotes. Meaning that a handful of people have read your comment and decided they disagree with it but don't care enough to actually explain themselves. You got one reply from Carapace with the slightly more firm, "no."

It has been awhile since I've tackled this topic, so maybe you're new enough to simply not get it yet. Maybe you're of the mindset that your ideas are original, fresh, and new. Or something. So I'll offer the benefit of the doubt at least for now.

Y'see, there is this mindset that a small, but vocal minority of folks on the site seem to espouse. Many of them are pretty scummy individuals, with pretty obvious and odious agenda to push. I have coined a term for them called "hetshippers." They often can be found "innocently" voicing their opinion in story comments or forum threads, about how they just simply prefer heterosexual romances over homosexual ones. It gets obnoxious though when that opinion is phrased the way you've done here in this story comment section. While you may not realize the obnoxious component (benefit of the doubt) you're engaging in the same behavior as they do, so this response.

You see, if you read this story, what is it about? It's about Starlight Glimmer, Sunset Shimmer, and Twilight Sparkle. With some additional supporting contribution from some other characters. It is a story about them because someone, the author, decided to tell a story about them.

Then you bring up your "innocent opinion." About some other hypothetical story. One of your own creation and imagination. A story that involves both male and female characters not featured in this one. Like Applejack and Rarity, Rockhoof and Sunburst. Further, you describe a tired old trope to base the story around, the "harem" story centered around one largely unobtrusive, shallow, and uninteresting guy simply serving as a male reader insert focal point, while diminishing the ladies to nothing but their attention to and competition over that male.

You want that, you write it. If you don't have confidence in your skills at writing, do it anyway. It's your story, you write. Your "oh so subtle" attempts to influence this author to write your idea are obnoxious, and unwelcome.

You might think to yourself, "well, it's just my opinion." You might even take that a half-step further and say that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Perhaps even some sense of "fairness" where all opinions are at least worth voicing in order to make decisions on them.

The thing is, we've heard your opinion. It's old. It's tired. It has been voiced many times over now. Media at large beyond the fandom has spoken, listened to, and acted on your opinion so many times we've all lost count by now. You taking your turn at the mic may feel like the right thing to you, but the rest of us have already listened to your forebearers saying the same thing, with the same utter lack of relevance or importance.

So, if you're merely innocent, and this is merely just your opinion, take a step back and reconsider your actions. Does your opinion really belong here? Is this really the most polite, neutral, and appropriate way for you to speak your idea? No. It has nothing at all to do with the story you're commenting on.

So, what'll it be? An apology, and maybe crack open the word processor of your choice to write your own fic? Or was the benefit of the doubt the wrong approach for me to take? A defensive response and revealing your fitness to wear the label would indicate that.

I can't tell whether this is a Deep Feels character piece for Starlight, or a silly, fluffy crackfic. :rainbowhuh:

You know, maybe it is you people who are the scum. You automatically think I have something against homosexul relationships. All I did was ask if a stallion was introduced into a group, who would be the best. In a group of fictional ponies. Maybe you should be looking at yourselves for jumping to such conclusions.

My question had nothing to do with my likes or dislikes. Does anyone actual read what is wrote? Point out to me where I said I had anything against same sex relationships. If fact, my favorite ship is Starlight and Twilight.

Not once did it mentions the Mares were gay, bi, or straight in this fanfic. I went at this thinking they were bi.

Did I, even once say I had anything anything bad about the girls making out with each other? I even posted earlier that I like to think they do that off csmera. Then I posted a hypothetical thing, which for some reason, people like to assume means I'm against same sex relationships.

I read the fic. Gave it a like. Then asked a hypothetical question about who these mares would like if this was a bisexual situation.

God, these hypocrites. Why don't you go f**k yourselves.

Understood. You've chosen "B." You wish to be never taken seriously ever again, and simply added to the list. Will do. I apologize for giving you the benefit of the doubt.

8879671 That's just the thing. You assumed they were bi. Bookish Delight is a rather talented writer. Don't you think if she wanted these characters to be portrayed as bi/experimenting/whatever, she would have done something to hint as such? I only read the entire thing, so I may be wrong in noting that there were no such hints, but perhaps I missed some subtext somewhere. I would gladly welcome you pointing it out to me if I'm wrong, however. I always welcome a literary discussion.

Wow. You, man, are the one with the problem here. Apologize for what.? Asking a hypothetical question that has nothing to do with personal choice? If these same mare's were written in another situation unrelated to this story.

Did my question say I was against the girls being together in this story? Did I say it would be better if they were paired with a stallion? I'm waiting for you to actually point out the problem with my question.

did you write a semi serious story about starlight growing as a pony just to sneak in a soft lemon scene of the best unicorns?

i'm gonna need more of that.

The story doesn't say anything about them as gay or straight either. So, just because a girl makes out with another girl, I should assume they are gay? That sounds like stereotyping. And biased against bisexuals.

I can neither confirm or deny my actions with this story--certainly not in light of the discussion going on currently--but let's just say that, hypothetically, if you liked that sort of thing, then it may or may not happen here round these parts regularly, and you know where the Follow button is. :raritywink:

8879755 You certainly shouldn't assume they're bi just because the author hold up a sign for it. That's not how this works. That's not even how real life works. That's not how any of this works.

You know that works both ways, right? I can't just assume they are gay either.

Does this author focus on same sex relationships? Because this is the first story I read from them.

8879762 There are far more context clues hinting that they're that than bi in this story. But hey, you do you.

Context like what? I'very seen nothing that I haven't seen in a bisexual story.

8879776 You mean aside from the members of the opposite gender being involved?

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