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Sorry for being a Starlight Glimmer apologist


Starlight messed up big time.

She made a batch of love potion and Sunburst accidentally drank the whole thing! After Spike calms her down, he gently suggests that it might not be a bad thing, especially since Sunburst seems strangely unaffected.

What could his sudden tolerance to a potent love potion mean?

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Dawww, that was sweet. :twilightblush:

I was going to say this, but I've been beaten to the punch! :trollestia:

The love potion smells acrid unless you are used to experiencing it, and the smell of love for Starlight smells like turpentine to her, oh no!

I accept all the dawws I can get :pinkiehappy:

It smells acrid to her because it's love directed at herself, which in part is a fail-safe from the potion so you don't accidentally ingest it and start making out with your reflection, and the other is that Starlight has some self-esteem issues and needs to be a little kinder to herself that's the way I thought about it anyways.

A man of culture I see 😏

“It is an emergency, just…not the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it kind of emergency, b-but still a big deal…!”

“…With you, everything is a big deal.”

“Spike, not helping,” Starlight rebuked and stepped closer to the receiver, panic seeping into her voice.”


Jokes aside, this was a cute Starburst story. The accidental love potion shenanigans was classic Starlight.

Its a very nice short story.

You often write such great StarBurst. This one totally lives up to your high standard.

And I could totally go for seeing that date...
Just saying :scootangel:

Thanks! Filling this site with cute StarBurst is my ultimate goal :rainbowkiss:

🎵I took my troubles down to Madame Rue
You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth
She's got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
Sellin' little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine🎵

Adorable, as always. A great way to brighten up my evening! And happy belated Starlight Glimmer day. Here's to another year of our favourite, neurotic dork. :pinkiecrazy:

Great ending. Still... he needs to see a poison specialist ASP or you going to have to write a squeal to this story.

🎵But when I kissed that cop down at Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion No. Nine🎵

Thanks! Every day is Starlight Glimmer day for me anyways but I wanted to be in sync with the fandom for once 😅

I'm pretty sure he's fine, maybe a bit of indigestion and migraine in the morning, but who knows, if people want to see more then we could see how he fares...

You do a great job of it sir

🎵I told her that I was a flop with chicks
I been this way since nineteen fifty six🎵

🎵She looked at my palm and she made a magic sign
She said "What you need is, Love Potion Number 9"🎵

Pretty cute, and the reason the potion "failed" makes sense, love potions are usually said to produce "false love" acting crazy being a side effect, surely true love trumps false love so really bringing love with the person the potion is trying to make you love means the effects and side effects are nullifyed.

Most works of fiction I've read agree that there's no such thing as a true love potion. Since true, honest love that lasts a lifetime is too complicated for a simple potion to replicate perfectly.

Is this a reference to Madly Madagascar?

The title is actually based on this song from the 60's

I watched Madly Madagascar with my sister yesterday, that’s why I thought it was because of that. Good song though. Now that I hear the song, Madagascar was definitely based off the song. Thank you.

Aww that was really cute so it looks like Starlight made a love potion and she wasn't going to test on anybody but then Sunburst accidentally drink it and now she doesn't know how the effect will so just in case she called Spike for any antidote just in case but once she would turn to the library Sunburst was actually acting pretty normal and no side effects apparently he actually is in love with Starlight even with or without the love potion and that's why it didn't affect him too much because he's already in love with her but she still apologize for not thinking that somebody would drink it and he also apologized not to drink anything when it's not drinkable but hey it turned out pretty well again I think they are so cute together this was a pretty nice story keep up the good work.

Yeah the only good thing about the thing was it brought them together considering who knows how long it would take for them to get together.

She basically dragged his feelings out in the open by force due to an unfortunate accident, caused by her own carelessness. Some folks might have had some issues with that, but Sunburst is like 'I've known her since foalhood, this isn't even in the top ten of weirdest things to happen with her around'. And with regular bugbear attacks, villains reappearing after a thousand years of whatever (seriously, a thousand years ago must have been such a busy time!), the Everfree spouting magical beasts left, right and center... I can understand why Spike so nonchalantly implies that this is no big deal.
It was a funny story. And cute as well. If the show would not have shied away from romance as much as it did, this could easily have been an episode. (And no, a wedding or a newspaper article confirming a fandom ship as canon does not count.)

Thank you.

The premise definitely was concerning given Starlight was making a love potion but given she wasn’t actually going to test it, it’s fine.

Cute story.

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