Banner Archive

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic community has churned out some incredible artwork from enormously talented artists. The banner selection on Fimfiction is just a small selection of what I consider to be some of the defining examples of artistic quality its members can produce. If you'd like to suggest a piece of artwork for a banner, send me a pm and if I think it's high enough quality I might use it, but I'm pretty picky and need artwork that works on the site so please don't be offended if I'm not interested in what you send!

If you see a banner you'd like you use permanently on the site, just click it below!

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#140 · 3d, 8h ago · · ·

>>513 Even if there was a way to switch it off?

#139 · 1w, 13h ago · · ·

>>854 I've done pc gaming since like I was 3.

#138 · 1w, 13h ago · · ·


I wish I knew. I'm new to PC games.

#137 · 1w, 14h ago · · ·

>>849 Sadly the only way we could get it back would be if everyone had high speed internet and unlimited data. Until that happens never we probably will just have to come to this page.

But speaking of internet.. Could you possibly know why I have such high ping in call of duty world at war pc? I have 50 megabytes a second download, 26 upload. Yet I get a ping of 150-200 while playing when in every other game I get ping of 20-50. It is wireless connection but that doesn't affect the other games.

#136 · 1w, 1d ago · · ·


Sadly, we will miss them. I had a pheonix to look at... it was great when I had bad days and felt like binge reading.


I agree. A monument to remind those who used banners of the good times before inspiration came from elsewhere.

Special to those who remember and a legend for those who never had the banners.

#135 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

>>838 The reason he got rid of them was because every time a page loads, the images has to be downloaded to a browser's cache. With the amount of people and frequent page switches, it takes its toll on the bandwidth. However, since the banner credits section doesn't get too much attention, it wouldn't use up too much bandwidth. But yeah, this page might disappear in the future.

#134 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

>>837 I just think it takes up space, which is the reason Knighty got rid of them in the first place.

#133 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

>>809 Might just be a junk page. Though I do hope they don't remove it. It kinda serves as a monument in a way.

#132 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

In all seriousness, I have a question:

Since the staff has basically gotten rid of the banners, why is this page still here?

#131 · 3w, 8h ago · 2 · ·

>>756 *sniffles* Well now I don't see Nightmare Celestia everytime I open the site... lol. I had that while banners existed because believe it or not, Celestia is on the bottom of my favorites list.

Top of my hate list is Blue Blood.

#130 · 3w, 4d ago · · ·

Banners, RIP. It was nice when you were around ^^ :twilightsmile:

We'll all miss you!

#129 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·

>>717 Cool, cheers :scootangel:

#128 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·

>>714 Me too, but some have workarounds, like this one if you really want them back:

Just a word of caution though, those methods aren't directly supported by the site and works by modifying the layout displayed in your browser.

#127 · 4w, 5d ago · 1 · ·



I kid, I kid.

It's a logical and ultimately acceptable decision. But I still really miss 'em =\

#126 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

>>660 It was eating up bandwidth, so they removed it to make the server deal with a lighter load.

#125 · 5w, 6d ago · · ·

--- Edited: Well... darn... honestly, I liked the pony banners, I also liked the idea of artists who enjoyed the site and ponies and supported it via art....

Whatever, still sad the banners aren't used anymore.... Thanks for at least explaining it, even though it's in Site Updates that I found the reasoning... should probably make a link up at the top of this page so other ponies like myself don't grumble in sadness at their favorite art pieces not appearing up at the top of the page like a happy greeting saying "Welcome, time to read a new chapter of your favorite story here, on your favorite site! :D " ........... sigh....

#124 · 6w, 4d ago · · ·

Why have banners been discontinued?

#123 · 7w, 1d ago · · 1 ·

>>513 How Does One Get In Contact With Different Communities? You Guys Have Seemingly Removed That Particular Search Option. Also Why Have You?

#122 · 10w, 2d ago · · ·


So did Sollace. [Excelsior!]

#121 · 10w, 6d ago · · ·

>>514 PiercingSight figured out a workaround right here

#120 · 11w, 1d ago · · ·

>>513 damn. I hoped there would be at least an option that lets you keep one or more, like the colors of the words or background..

#119 · 11w, 1d ago · · 6 ·


It is not, unfortunately. Banners are gone for good.

#118 · 11w, 1d ago · · ·

>>421 btw, is it somehow possible to still use banners?

#117 · 11w, 6d ago · 7 · ·

Rest In Peace Beautiful Banners, 2011-2014. Now we have to deal with a hideous shade of green. Couldn't you have least picked like a pony color or something? Blue? Purple maybe?

#116 · 12w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

Where are all the banners I am so sad :fluttershysad::raritycry:

#115 · 12w, 4d ago · · ·

Oh banners, oh banners. Where for thou art my banners.

Cum bak

#114 · 13w, 20h ago · · ·


Just stop by Knighty's blog posts :facehoof: ... he explains that, while they look cool, they take up space that could otherwise be used for something else. they left blank spaces on both sides of the website and they're pony related content.... this wonderful fanfiction website with all of its features may be branching out into being a fanfiction website for all fandoms (which is fantastic news considering the features that fimfiction has that archive of our own and don't have *cough* read later and overall better organization and overly-graphic content :twilightblush: actually being allowed *cough*) (thats if i read the blog posts correctly:twilightsheepish:)

#113 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·


What happened to the banners?

I couldn't find anything about them.

#112 · 13w, 4d ago · · ·

I'm gonna miss these, but after reading up on the reasoning behind the change: I agree with it.... the pros wayyyyy outweigh (outneigh, ha! pun) the fantastic artwork you people selected as banners. I'm just here to say you all have great tastes in art...... :fluttercry: so beautiful.

#111 · 13w, 5d ago · · ·

>>422 the bar was always colourised. Changed depending on which you picked.

#110 · 13w, 5d ago · · ·

>>405 already was one.

#109 · 13w, 6d ago · · ·

>>421 Oh, you wound me, Mon Modérateur. In any case, I was really just talking about the banner area, not the entire site.

Anyway, I'm happy that the bar has at least been colorized now. The black was too harsh of a contrast to the white background before, and didn't really match up to the rest of the site's style. It's a little thing, but it's nice all the same.

#108 · 13w, 6d ago · 4 · 5 ·


If you think this site is "black and white" then you might want to get your monitor and/or vision checked.

#107 · 13w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

So how do I use a banner again???

#106 · 14w, 49m ago · · ·

Primus damn it Knighty... :pinkiesad2: This new site update is making my Firefox freeze up...

#105 · 14w, 4h ago · 6 · 1 ·

I think the fact that this is still here is a promising sign. Perhaps a toggle option will be added later on for the people that like the banners and the ones that like the new system. Every one will be happy then.:pinkiehappy:

#104 · 14w, 9h ago · · ·

Everyone flipping out in the comments here about the banners being removed, and I'm just here to watch Gob. :twilightoops:

#102 · 14w, 14h ago · · ·

>>383 It's even worse for me, because firefox, a browser I've never used before but have to use for many reasons, froze after it loaded the new site .-. On one hand I'm glad I didn't break anything, on the other NU MUH PRETTY BANNERS!

#101 · 14w, 15h ago · · ·


Knighty made a pretty, pretty blog post about why he did it

#100 · 14w, 16h ago · 9 · 1 ·

A site for MLP fanfiction (poppy bright Technicolor horse land) is now mostly black and white?

Because it's totally not a massively jarring change to go straight to "black and white and nothing all over" after having those distinct, colorful bars (and, optionally, pretty fanart) at the top of the page for quite a while now.

:facehoof: Oookay then.

One question, why did you think it was a good idea to hire Maud Pie as a design consultant?

#99 · 14w, 16h ago · · ·


I do follow him, but his blog posts get lost in the hundreds of other posts I get a day. On an average day I'll have 75-80 new updates to look at. Plus, I've scanned his page. Couldn't find anything mentioning banners being taken down. Mind pointing me to this mention?

EDIT: found it. It's not listed on the main page, but it's there. Had to look through some comments to find a link. I seriously never would have found it unless I knew it was there. :trixieshiftright:

#98 · 14w, 17h ago · · 4 ·



If you guys followed knighty, you would know that he mentioned this a few days ago.

#97 · 14w, 17h ago · · ·

I keep clicking 'Use Selected  Banners',  but nothing's happening!:raritydespair::raritycry:

#96 · 14w, 18h ago · 11 · ·


A day may come when Knighty explains what he's doing before he changes the site on us and panic ensues, but it is not this day.

#95 · 14w, 18h ago · · ·


#94 · 14w, 18h ago · 10 · ·

Once upon a time there was the one reading rainbow banner... that time has passed. Once upon a time having a slideshow of banners was new and interesting... that time has passed. Once upon a time... we had banners... that time has now passed.

Reasoning and logic aside, a large amount of home died here...

#92 · 14w, 18h ago · · ·

Oh, good, it's not just me. Thought I'd clicked on something and screwed sh*t up like I usually do.

#91 · 14w, 18h ago · · ·

Nooo! You can't take the Shady Trough from me! It was where everypony knew my name!

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