Title: Once Bitten, Twice Shy Author: Wynneception Rating: T Genre: Humor Status: Complete Fandom: My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Fluttershy Summary: What happens when you take two socially awkward ponies, add the nerves of being in love for the first time, send them out on a date together, then throw in their meddling friends for good measure? You get this story, that's what. Link: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-once-bitten-twice-shy.html Normally, I'm not a big fan of pony-shipping, but this fic manages to really work because it's freaking hilarious. Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy manage to reach new heights of social awkwardness, and their friends' efforts to help are amusingly unhelpful. The writing is solid, and all the ponies are nice in-character. About the only thing that bugged me was that Applejack and Rarity seemed a bit too hostile towards each, considering the fact that they'd mostly worked out their differences after "Look Before You Sleep." Even then, the fact that Rarity had gone into super-romantic matchmaker mode in contrast to Applejack's simple, straightforward approach made the conflict understandable. Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash do manage to out-funny them when it comes to "advice" and efforts to help, but that's to be expected. Bottom line, it's well written and made me laugh out loud enough times. That's the most important thing for a humor fic. 5/5.