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  • Saturday
    Fimfiction Android App Dev

    (reposting as a social site post on recommendation)

    So, as plenty of people probably know I was developing an app way back and just kinda....stopped working on it. Not sure why, but that was like 2 years ago now. for the last month or so I've been working on a brand new app from scratch because the old attempt was garbage.

    Currently I already have a whole ton of features but there are a LOT more to go. It's a huge amount of work and I want to make sure I get it all working nice, which means a good feature set and good performance. Lots of complicated stuff to handle like updating your read stories when you read one offline and, but I consider offline functionality to be integral so it all needs doing.

    I've created a video which shows off basically all the features I currently have. During the chapters demo you can see I click a speaker icon and some of the words get highlighted. This is the text to speech stuff but I forgot it doesn't work with this screen recorder so you can't really see it...

    Anyway, currently there's a home screen which has 4 story lists. The reading list is what you're currently reading, a bit like what Netflix does. I think this is the most important thing to display up front, as apps get closed/opened a lot and this lets you jump instantly back to what you were reading. The featured/new/updated lists act like the site's front page. I have the feed working too, which looks pretty nice in my opinion, very similar to the site. It will have the same filtering functions too when it's done. The library page shows all your bookshelves and you can sort them by name, menu order or story count. Individual bookshelves show a list of the stories in them, with lots of filtering and ordering functions as well as text search. Currently this all works locally but I need a way to call out to the API to do it really....bit WIP there. Story pages themselves are also quite WIP. They show most of the important information, including the list of chapters and, handily, how far you are through reading them which I think is really nice. Currently there's no way to manage stories in your bookshelves or like/dislike them. Chapter pages are basically done. They paginate really well (can be a bit slow on older devices with massive chapters) and the text to speech I find to be really nice. Pretty much everything you see is cached which is why it loads instantly, it just updates in the background too.

    Probably forgetting stuff but let me know what you think.

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  • Saturday
    S5E18 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

    421 comments · 5,161 views
  • Thursday
    Fic Spotlight #17 - Fic Spooklight

    4 comments · 1,284 views
  • 1w, 2d
    S5E17 - Brotherhooves Social

    171 comments · 3,738 views
  • 1w, 3d
    Groups Post - October 2015

    Welp, it's October, so it's finally culturally acceptable again to have a spooky skellington as your avatar picture (lookin' at you, Meeester)

    Also skulltrumpet videos as far as the eye can see, because what even is Halloween without skulltrumpet

    Now here's the somewhat embarrassing part - in a month, it looks like I've only been given three group submissions. Last month we had several times that, and interest has been pretty steady for awhile. This month, I've only got a total of three, and even going through my PM history doesn't turn up any I missed. If you did submit one, and it's not here, bug me about it ASAP and I'll get you added back on, but otherwise I'm just going to chalk this up to a slow month. Too many people getting ready for the SKELETON WAR to worry about what their groups are doing, I dunno.

    Request Criticism

    Request Criticism is a group where you can go and get help with your fanfics. While 'Looking for Editors' and couple other groups exercise in making your story look good, Request Criticism exercises in your story building. What does this mean? Fimfiction lacks a lot of fanfics with good quality. Many writers also want to get better, but they don't know what they're doing wrong. This group is here to help you.

    By joining Request Criticism, you'll learn the does and don'ts, the good and the bad, and proper spelling and grammar. (That's actually another group) We'll also occasionally review fanfics. When we get a certain number of request, we'll give some reviews to a couple of decent stories monthly/weekly. This group is here to make sure you don't fail, and we'll do our best to make sure we know what we're saying before posting.

    Every fanfic, good or bad, has at least one thing that makes it unique. We're here to show you that.

    Write My Fic for Me

    This group is dedicated to bringing your ideas to life. Here you can find people willing to bring your fanfiction ideas to reality. Don't need an idea brought to life? Are you a writer? Then come along and be a part of the team that helps the others with their ideas. All are welcome so come on by today. I'll see you there.

    It's about time that we take our revenge. Let the dark side flow through you. Harm everyone who has harmed you. Join the First Order if you are feeling the need to harm.... You are one of three classes.

    Stormtrooper- One of the normal soldiers

    Admiral- An admin

    Sith Lord- Only two at a time. Margopolo and Ramses are the only Sith currently.

    We will get our revenge here on FIM. And we will build an Empire!

    Nightmare Night

    The night of fear,

    the night of darkness,

    the night your nightmares come true,

    there is no hiding,

    there is no escape,

    nightmare night will come,

    it will bring your fears,

    all of them,

    so you better be ready for nightmare night

    Well, how about that, two groups exclusively about writing and a topical holiday group. Not a bad list, despite the short length. But seriously, don't hesitate to send in groups to be advertised for November! It's free exposure, so you might as well take advantage of it. Even if you've advertised in these before, I don't mind doing repeats as long as I get a new PM each time.

    If you want to submit for November, send me a PM with the following:

    -A link to the group's front page, or FAQ, or rules, or whatever you want people to navigate to

    (I appreciate the thought people put into making clickable links for me, but since I need the actual URL to recreate it for the blog it's actually less work for both of us if you just paste it in the message text raw)

    -A brief, 150-ish word description of what the group's for and why people should join. Keep in mind that this is going to be copied and pasted directly into the blog as written, so try to avoid saying things like "it's a group I created," because then it's going to sound like I, Eldorado, created it.

    I'll accept just about anything, as long as there's not a legal issue that I'm wary of. I also don't accept groups about specific stories or people, but if it's a big universe type setting with multiple authors currently working on stories, then it's usually okay.

    That's all there is for this month, so I'll see you (and hopefully a few more groups) in November!

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  • 1w, 5d
    Reviews! Round 71

    5 comments · 881 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Equestria Girls - Friendship Games

    383 comments · 4,232 views
  • 2w, 2d
    S5E16 - Made in Manehattan

    145 comments · 2,469 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Fic Spotlight #16 - Fics it Now!

    9 comments · 2,035 views
  • 2w, 4d
    S5E15 - Rarity Investigates

    104 comments · 1,720 views
  • 3w, 3d
    Ruirik's "The Regular"

    4 comments · 1,109 views
  • 4w, 2d
    S5E14 - Canterlot Botique

    180 comments · 3,669 views
  • 4w, 4d
    Fic Spotlight #15 - Return of Fic Spotlight

    26 comments · 2,341 views
  • 5w, 2d
    Groups Post - September 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.

    Good day folks,

    The School for New Writers is still alive and kicking and we have a new way to share some writing tips with you in the form of a monthly discussion video cast between some of our professors. This first month's post can be found here and covers a variety of topics from "How to make Characters More Realistic" to "How to show not tell a landscape" and several others in between.

    Some of our other recent topics include a post on exposition tools by Bluegrass Brooke and a lecture on A Tool for Authors: DO IT WRONG ON PURPOSE! by Piquo Pie.

    So remember, if you want to try to improve your writing consider FIMFiction's own School for New Writers, one of the largest groups on the site.

    Feedback for Fics!

    Come and join us to share your stories and give / get meaningful comments! Everyone who joins is guaranteed to get at least one comment on the fic of your choice!

    Stories With Audio Readings

    A group dedicated to helping readers find stories they can listen to. There are already hundreds listed, and more are being added shockingly quickly. If listening, rather than reading, is your thing, you'll be glad you came!

    The Conversion War's Veterans-

    There are many stories about Conversion Bureaus, some good or bad. But this group is somewhat different then the others. We made this group in hope to change the idea of Conversion Bureaus. Where ponies convert humans into ponies, we change it to make humans convert ponies into humans.

    More details are on our group home page. We also allow our forum to be whatever you wish to discuss. We wish for great writers to join us and to create stories based around our idea.


    For fans of The Old Republic game and it's prequels, KOTOR's 1 and 2.

    Talk about the character's you've made, the story ideas you've had, and even team up with other members of the group in SWTOR.


    Do you ever wonder if your strings are getting pulled? Do you feel like a puppet? Well, if you do, then this group is for you! We have fanfics based on any sort of puppeteering or ponies getting their strings pulled. We mainly focus on the FNAF puppet, but we also accept any other Fics!

    Rate my OC

    Have you created a character for a story or ponysona and want a second opinion? Well in that case you can post here, and members of the community will help you improve it. No OC is too daunting for our fearless, if small, group. You can also feel free to discuss OCs in general, as well as the stories they appear in, and just pony stuff that strikes your fancy.

    So what are you waiting for? Start posting your well thought-out and developed characters, so we can help you make them even better!

    Write my fic for me is having a contest at 100 members! This is a contest for everyone for all you great writers or all of those who have great ideas! Show us what you got! Join now and details will be released once we hit 100 members!

    That's it for September. See you next month!

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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 for being the second most popular fan fiction site on the web, second only to which has 11700 fandoms as of today. 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!


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#1 · 131w, 3d ago · 8 · 15 ·

Second last.

EDIT: le downvotes all are belong to me

#2 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·

Wanderer D using a thumbnail? Something is wrong.

#3 · 131w, 3d ago · 5 · 5 ·

Are you from the country that kicks the most ass,

Bitch please, you ain't been to Afganistan.

#4 · 131w, 3d ago · 1 · 4 ·


#5 · 131w, 3d ago · 1 · 3 ·

#6 · 131w, 3d ago · · 2 ·

Rarijackdash is best polypony ship thing.

#7 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·


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

#8 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#9 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·

>>984367 Not much to say there?

#10 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·


i erased what i said

#11 · 131w, 3d 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 · 131w, 3d ago · 2 · ·


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

#13 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·

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

Time to crack some skulls.:pinkiecrazy:

Wanderer D
#14 · 131w, 3d 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 · 131w, 3d 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 · 131w, 3d ago · 2 · 1 ·

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

#17 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·


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 · 131w, 3d 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 · 131w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#21 · 131w, 3d 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 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

I have no idea who the hell you are.

#23 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

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

Sorry, what? What about FanFiction.Net?

Wanderer D
#24 · 131w, 2d 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 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·


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

#26 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#27 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·


Such an odd avatar he has.

And username "Sunshine-Smiles?"

:trixieshiftleft: Something is up.

#28 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·


While we're at it, then:

maintaining a below par public education system?

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

#29 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

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

or a better question...

who am I?

#30 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#31 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#32 · 131w, 2d 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
#33 · 131w, 2d 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 · 131w, 2d ago · · ·


>implying that's possible

#35 · 131w, 2d 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 · 131w, 3h ago · · ·

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

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