News Archive

  • 1w, 1d
    Vote hiding for stories with low vote counts

    To eliminate problems where stories that have very few votes can be sunk by only 1-2 people disliking them, stories with under 15 votes no longer display rating data to anyone but the author. This should give everyone a fair chance at success, even with a couple early haters, but actually-bad stories should quickly-enough accumulate enough downvotes to show as negative that you can still easily avoid them.

    We will adjust the number of votes required for visibility later if needed.

    Edit: the threshold is now 10, looking into some time-based stuff for older stories.

    434 comments · 5,362 views
  • 1w, 1d
    archonix's "To Be A Mule" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    15 comments · 770 views
  • 2w, 2d
    Reviews! Round 69

    19 comments · 1,619 views
  • 3w, 17h
    S5E13 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

    276 comments · 4,594 views
  • 3w, 1d
    Bronetheus' "Waiting For Celestia"

    1 comments · 1,444 views
  • 4w, 16h
    S5E12 - Amending Fences

    252 comments · 4,827 views
  • 4w, 1d
    Groups Post - July 2015

    Groups Posts are a monthly group advertisement blog open to anyone who wants a signal boost. If you're interested in having your group advertised in one of these, send me a PM with the name of the group, a link to its front page, and a brief description of what the group is for. I'll copy this directly into the post, so write it like you're trying to tell other people about why they should join or pay attention to your group - anything up to around 150-ish words is fine.


    To celebrate summer and all its fun, Poniverse Fimfiction and MLP Forums are once again hosting a fanfiction contest.  This time around, we're asking writers to enter fics about Poniverse's very own mascots themselves, the best of which will be accepted into Poniverse canon.  There's lots of special prizes in store for the winners, and for more information about the contest itself, click on the following link:

    Poniverse Mascot Summerpalooza Contest!  Happy writing! :twilightsmile:


    Victorious Antagonists

    What fun is there in always seeing the protagonist come out on top?  If you're one of those types who likes to see chaos reign, darkness shroud the land, equality spread across the land, empires crumble, mean ponies get away with their misdeeds, towns devoured, ponies kidnapped or just generalized mayhem, this group is for you!


    The Related Story Finders is pretty straightforward new group, if you need help finding a story that is like another story or want a recommendation for a story this is the place to be. Rule will be updated as needed and new members are welcome.


    Nostalgia Dig-Ups

    This is where you can post stories from nostalgia or suggest ideas from anything nostalgic that you think can make a great crossover.


    Endoscopic Adventures

    A collection of MLP stories devoted to Endosomatophilia. What is Endosomatophilia? It is anything involving a tiny being traveling throughout the body of a giant host. Imagine Fantastic Voyage, the movie Inner Space, or the TV show Magic School Bus, and you'll have the hang of it.


    The Apple Scratch Verse

    In a humanized version of Equestria, Vinyl Scratch ends up being the adopted sister of the monster of a woman known as Jacquelyn "Applejack" Apple when she was six years old. Many years later, Vinyl, her sister and their friends embark in a series of adventure through the lands of Equestria and even beyond... Contains heroic-fantasy/anime-like fights, fluffy romances, and (hopefully) lots of humor.


    The Filly Club

    Do you think that fillies (and colts) are adorable? If you do, The Filly Club is THE place for all of your filly and colt needs, whether you're here to post your stories or read stories about foals. Join and be part of the family!


    Off-Topic

    We are a growing group that love to have nice, clean, drama-free fun in our forums. We welcome new users with a pat on the back and a nice warm hug that lets them feel at home. With group art, music posts, AMAs, and general chats, we're every social user's dream. Though we are a group with a large scale of activities, in order to protect the group we do have rules. Many rules. And these rules are enforced to ensure that other users' experiences are not jeopardized by a few others' bad choices.

    So come on down to Higashikaigan's Off Topic and see that sometimes being off topic can be a bit fun!~:heart:


    That's it for this month. Don't forget to submit your groups if you want them in the post for August!

    14 comments · 743 views
  • 4w, 1d
    Reviews! Round 68

    10 comments · 1,087 views
  • 4w, 1d
    zaponator's "Blink" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    11 comments · 1,179 views
  • 5w, 10h
    S5E11 - Party Pooped

    190 comments · 3,282 views
  • 5w, 2d
    New Server

    278 comments · 3,877 views
  • 5w, 5d
    NSFW Image Policy

    Hi guys. So, lately we've noticed that there's been a little confusion over what exactly Fimfiction considers to be a NSFW image. The rules do say that you shouldn't post them, but they're a little unclear on exactly what a NSFW image IS. This being so, we've sat down and put together a clearer policy on what sort of image content is too much. I guess it bears reminding that none of this is particularly new stuff. Fimfiction has been running on something akin to this policy for months now. We're just trying to lay it all out nice and clear and notarized so that nobody gets blindsided by the rules in ways they couldn't have really known about.


    Risky image content is defined according to two tiers: Banned and Borderline. Banned is content that absolutely won't be allowed, and images containing Banned subjects should be pretty easy and obvious to identify.

    Borderline is content that sits somewhere in the blurry boundary between "NSFW" and "Safe" images. Images containing borderline content are not directly banned, but the staff does retain the right to exercise our discretion on what is and isn't too much. You should not be surprised if an image containing Borderline content is removed (or rejected if used as artwork in stories). If it seems like it might be too much, consider something a little safer instead, or ask a staff member if it might be okay. In general, please try to exercise a level of discretion when thinking about posting pics of, or submitting cover arts, that involve Borderline content.

    Banned Content:

    -Outright sex acts.

    -Genitalia/full nudity.

    -Visible nipples, whether bare or poking up through clothing.

    -Cameltoe.

    -Sexual fluids, both obvious and heavily implied (i.e. "suspiciously sticky mayonnaise")

    -Urine/Scat.

    -Gore.

    Borderline Content:

    -Heavily sexualized pony butts. We recognize that ponies are nude by design, but some images are deliberately designed to make their rear ends look as sexual as possible without outright genitalia. Obvious crotch-bulges, excessive focus on the rear end, etc. are the main distinguishing marks for this sort of content.

    -Functionally bare human/anthro butts. Panties so small they hardly cover anything do fall under "functionally bare."

    -Excessive cleavage/uncovered breasts.

    -Cropped/censored porn. Sometimes it's not enough to just baaaarely remove the parts with the nipples/genitals.

    -Pictures appealing to various fetishes (diapers, weight gain, vore, etc.) that don't contain outright Banned content. Again, please try to exercise some discretion on what might be over the line.

    That should be about it. If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask and we'll do our best to answer. We should also be updating the rules page to include this policy sometime soon, so it will be there for future reference.

    299 comments · 9,012 views
  • 6w, 16h
    S5E10 - Princess Spike

    287 comments · 4,686 views
  • 7w, 8h
    Reviews! Round 67

    10 comments · 1,600 views
  • 7w, 17h
    S5E9 - Slice of Life

    386 comments · 5,769 views
  • 7w, 1d
    Multi Factor Authentication

    We've actually had this ready to go for like 2 weeks but kept forgetting to deploy it. Smart huh?

    Anyway, the site now has multi factor authentication! yay! What does that mean I hear you ask? Well, you can now add an extra level of security to your account by adding an additional login step that requires use of a phone/tablet/other device. It's totally optional though.

    The Multi Factor Authentication page explains it further (you can get to this page by going to edit your account and clicking the link on the right). You've probably seen it for things like MMOs, gmail and various other sites and we're delighted to offer it on Fimfiction now as well.

    62 comments · 1,556 views
Apr
6th
2013

And here we go! Time to explore!


The group, Crack Ship's Inc, has initiated it's first prompt contest!

At Crack Ships Inc, we believe that anyone and anything can fall in love. After all, Friendship is Magic is all about making friends, and it's not a huge leap from friendship to romance.

And if anyone can become friends, then anyone can fall in love.

For the prompt contest, six arbitrarily chosen ponies are presented, and contestants must write a ship fic about two or more of those ponies.

Closing date is the 23rd of April, after which a community vote opens up to decide the winner.


Good day fellow FIM FANS,

Recently our group, Fan Fiction Documentary, launched on this site announcing a FIM Fan Fiction Documentary in the works. We hope to bring a quality 40-45 minute documentary to the Brony community sometime this summer. We are aiming for 7-8 guests with a variety of backgrounds, but if you want to find out more just take the link to our faq which will be updated this weekend with a list of guests and a more defined focus based on feedback gained in the past week.

We will also be opening a discussion board where we can keep track of talent including those interested in contributing works of art including music, pictures of all sorts, video, and of course listing their stories for consideration. We won't be able to use even half the authors we have, but we have something in the works to show just how many quality fics we have in this community.

I would also like to take this time to congratulate FIMFICTION.net for being the second most popular fan fiction site on the web, second only to http://archiveofourown.org which has 11700 fandoms as of today. FIMFICTION.net is also about tied for most hits as a Brony site, and is in the process of passing EQD for hits as we speak.

Shower knighty and his staff with praise below. They have all accomplished a lot in the past few years and brought us a lot of joy including making this project possible with tools like the group function.

So thank you Fimfiction, we hope to honor you and and the rest of the community soon.


Tropers is a new group dedicated to the TVTropes wiki; the internet's favorite trope catalogue and life-ruiner.

Our group may not be large right now, but we have folders for both troper-written and troper-recommended works, and we have already done a Fic Secret Santa. The more members the more discussion we can have, and the more events we can arrange!

Don't be afraid to stop by, whether you're familiar with the site or not. A valid TVTropes handle is required to add fics to folders, but trust us when we say those aren't hard to get.


The World-Building Alliance has announced the April Story Prompt!

Now, I bet some of you were wondering why we decided to delay this month’s idea until the second of the month.  The simple answer being what happened yesterday, with gold memberships, retirements, promotions, and all manner of general silliness.  We decided it would be best to wait for a day than get caught up in the middle of all that :twilightsmile:

Now, onto the fun part.  For this month, the idea is a simple one:  Take a trait of your main character, and crank it up to eleven.  An extremely friendly minotaur, maybe?  Or a dragon with insatiable curiosity, perhaps.  Go nuts, we want to see some wacky combinations out there.

If you’re after some pony examples, we could give Twilight as a super-smarty pants.  Or maybe Fluttershy, with her maxed out shyness stat.

Now, seeing as this is a more character-driven prompt, we'll be fiddling with the weighting of the categories to represent that.  For this month, World Building will be less important than your ability to create and convincingly flesh out this OC.

For more information follow THIS LINK


American Bronies

Are you from the country that kicks the most ass, while simultaneously maintaining a below par public education system? Then this group is for you!

Come here to celebrate all things uniquely American, from the artery clogging, early death sentence inducing deliciousness that is american cuisine, to the vast and unequaled power of our military, via one of the largest budgets in the world!

It is as you might expect, it's for those who live in territory claimed by US and A to join and exercise those free speech rights. We don't really do anything special other than talk ponies and news concerning 'Merica.


Polyamory (Contains NSFW/Mature Fics)

Because Pony x Pony x Ponies is best ship.

A group for everyone that likes to see more than two ponies getting together.  Accepts both clean and clop stories, simply place them in the relevant folders.  

A prime example of what we are looking for is The Teacher, The Sorceress, and The Wonderbolt.  

This group is not meant to overshadow other groups dedicated to specific polyamorous relationships, and as such will not have folders dividing every possible shipping combination of three ponies or more.  I believe that the whole point of polyamorous shipping is the open, convention-breaking feel, so adding regimented groups seems odd.  These shippings are allowed, but they will not be segregated.  

If you happen to be interested in specific poly ships, RariJackDash, AppleDashLight, Twilunestia, and Twilunestiance are at your disposal.

We encourage any and all members to search for stories with polyamory or even polyamorous elements.  There isn't much out there, and of course we would all like it if the idea was spread out even more.  

Hopefully, more groups will be founded (maybe even by you, yes YOU) in order to spread the message of free love and swinging across FimFic and Bronydom.



Aaand that's it for now!

Remember, if you have a group that is organizing something for the whole community, or has just been created, or has been around but has a unique concept, you might want to PM me with the details! Be sure to write about 200 words minimum describing what your group or event is around and provide as much detail as you can!

~WD

Report Wanderer D · 10,330 views ·
#1 · 121w, 1d ago · 8 · 15 ·

Second last.

EDIT: le downvotes all are belong to me

#2 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

Wanderer D using a thumbnail? Something is wrong.

#3 · 121w, 1d ago · 5 · 5 ·

Are you from the country that kicks the most ass,

Bitch please, you ain't been to Afganistan.

#4 · 121w, 1d ago · 1 · 4 ·

WOOHOO KNIGHTY WE LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH SOME OF US DON'T SAY THEY DO BUT WE ALL LOVE YOU ANYWAYS.

#5 · 121w, 1d ago · 1 · 3 ·

#6 · 121w, 1d ago · · 2 ·

Rarijackdash is best polypony ship thing.

#7 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

>>984373

Glad you think so, we could do with more followers. :raritydespair:

#8 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

Why hath your blog appeared before me when I am not part of your group nor have any intention of joining it?

#9 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

>>984367 Not much to say there?

#10 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

>>984396

i erased what i said

#11 · 121w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>984401 You know you can just delete comments, right? Near the top right of the comment box there is a little garbage can, and if you click it it deletes your comment.:pinkiesmile:

#12 · 121w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

>>984401

Why? So you could piss people off with useless comments that might as well be deleted? Because that's what you're doing.

#13 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

The day this contest ends is the day Dead Island Riptide comes out.:pinkiecrazy:

Time to crack some skulls.:pinkiecrazy:

Wanderer D
Moderator
#14 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

>>984391 It's a site post. Everyone gets informed when there's a site post. Also, this is not about a single group, it's a blog-post promoting several groups.

#15 · 121w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 ·

Might I submit my Anti-Fimfiction Group for next month? We are a group that feels "Bronies" must be stopped. They have infiltrated our youth and are engaging our sons and daughters in psychological warfare, converting them to hateful pedophiles and dooming them to eternal virginity, thus ending procreation for the human race. The horse scoundrel site FimFiction is one of their main tools in consistently violating the principles of free speech and fair trade. Therefore our group's overarching goal is for all "Bronies" to be hunted down and dealt with.

We don't have much going on at the moment, but are on the lookout for more decent folk so we can get the resistance rolling :pinkiesmile:

#16 · 121w, 1d ago · 2 · 1 ·

>>984575 I honestly can't tell if you're actually being serious or just trolling to extreme measures...

#17 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

>>984354

I have. Quaint, to say the least. Definitely not a runner's climate. Nor a runner's society. With the whole, "cover all of your skin, but hands and face is okay." They did not enjoy seeing a skinny-ass 'Murrican running bareback through the city.

<3 DarqFox

#19 · 121w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 ·

TVTropes can suck a dick.

There are so many in its mouth already, but I'm sure there must be some room for one more.

#20 · 121w, 22h ago · · ·

Woot! Crack Ships got a mention! And that polyamory group is relevant to my interests.

#21 · 121w, 20h ago · · ·

...and provide as much ^many details as you can!

:twilightoops: Uh-oh, I just corrected Wanderer D! My editing impulse has gone too far! Mercy! Mercy! :raritydespair:

#22 · 121w, 15h ago · · ·

I have no idea who the hell you are.

#23 · 121w, 14h ago · · ·

I would also like to take this time to congratulate FIMFICTION.net for being the second most popular fan fiction site on the web, second only to http://archiveofourown.org which has 11700 fandoms as of today.

Sorry, what? What about FanFiction.Net?

Wanderer D
Moderator
#24 · 121w, 14h ago · · ·

>>984979 it happens more often than you think :twilightsmile:

>>985406 I don't know who you are either! So I guess that puts us on even grounds, right? If you want to know who I am you can either check the Staff page or visit my own. Anyway, if you are sort of wondering why you might have received a warning about this post, it's because site-posts, which moderators and administrators write, get announced to all users. Such as site updates, how-to blogs, interviews, Seattle's Angel's Reviews and Group Updates.

#25 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>984410>>984401

Nah, he should keep it. It's not hurting anyone. :trollestia:

#26 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>985469 Ah. I was wondering why I got a notification! That cleared up the mystery! :twilightsmile:

#27 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>984613

Such an odd avatar he has.

And username "Sunshine-Smiles?"

:trixieshiftleft: Something is up.

#28 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>985469

While we're at it, then:

maintaining a below par public education system?

Care for "sub-par," instead? :pinkiesmile:

#29 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>985406 Does anybody know who anybody is? Who are you?

or a better question...

who am I?

#30 · 121w, 13h ago · · ·

>>985668 I asked pretty much that same question on Twitter this morning. I was christened Philosofaggot. :twilightblush:

#31 · 121w, 12h ago · · ·

>>985679 I giggle at your plight, as I am le ShagDragon, master of things. I found myself.

#32 · 121w, 12h ago · · ·

I just want to say that while the motivation for a 'fanfiction documentary' is in the right place, it is possibly one of the worst ideas I've ever heard.

Mark my words; this will only end in tears.

Wanderer D
Moderator
#33 · 121w, 11h ago · · ·

>>985636 Well, I don't correct the posts that get sent to me. :twilightsheepish: But I think in the case of that particular error it might be intentional.

>>985720 Are you saying it will be sadder than MLD? :rainbowderp:

#34 · 121w, 11h ago · · ·

>>985813

>implying that's possible

#35 · 121w, 5h ago · · ·

>>985469 I'm so sorry for you, then. :fluttershysad:   (I think all the time. :pinkiehappy:   Even when I'm trying to sleep. It gets annoying. :derpytongue2:)

#36 · 120w, 4d ago · · ·

Documentary, you say? I'm certainly interested. Thanks for the heads-up!

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