News Archive

  • Wednesday
    New user/story headers

    I've updated the user and story headers today to bring them more in line with the rest of the site and stop them being between the nav bar and user toolbar, which was always stupid. Functionally basically nothing has changed but if you have any issues, let us know.

    Only real change is that the online/date joined indicator for user pages is shifted to the bottom left for wide monitors.

    Hopefully you like the new look!

    130 comments · 1,722 views
  • Monday
    Reviews! Round 66

    20 comments · 1,262 views
  • Saturday
    S5E8 - The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

    I was out and totally forgot to make the post. Whoops. Here you go anyway.

    I haven't even seen it myself but, PINKIEDASH EPISODE. WE SEASON 1.

    159 comments · 3,451 views
  • 1w, 2d
    Client Side Image Cropping

    233 comments · 3,803 views
  • 1w, 5d
    Group Updates

    Most of you are probably already aware of this thanks to our messages at the top of pages but I wanted to do a blog post about some of the updates we've done recently.

    We now have support for private groups. This means you can make groups for discussing things you don't want other people to see. This does not make them exempt from site rules, and moderators can still see your group (for obvious reasons). To go with this, I've also added group invitations. This will let you invite people to join closed groups. Spamming invites will definitely not end well for you so, don't do that. You can accept/reject/block invitations from the new manage invitations page.

    The pages for editing groups have also been remade and work a lot better (like not crashing when you make a folder...)

    We've also started a massive shift in how we process images on the site which has been going on for about a week now. We have a brand new system that handles scaling images on demand. We have a lot of much smaller images now than we used to which is nice for mobile and...well anyone actually.

    Avatars and group icons both support up to 512 x 512 images now. Neither make use of that size yet but it's for potential future use.

    39 comments · 1,295 views
  • 1w, 6d
    S5E7 - Make New Friends But Keep Discord

    305 comments · 4,892 views
  • 2w, 2h
    Foehn's "A Tale Told" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    1 comments · 814 views
  • 2w, 6d
    New Tag Pages

    186 comments · 3,750 views
  • 3w, 2d
    Reviews! Round 65

    19 comments · 1,844 views
  • 3w, 3d
    Groups Post - May 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 (I don't write these ads myself), 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.

    Also, happy Star Wars Day! Only VII months to go before Episode VII releases.

    (It's like poetry, they rhyme)


    Thirty Minute Ponies began as a blog on Tumblr offering writers pony-based flash-fiction prompts. That blog has since shut down, but we're still here on FimFic keeping its legacy alive.

    Join us every Thursday for weekly thirty-minute prompts. It's great, no-pressure writing practice, and the mod-on-duty that week will make sure you get feedback.

    Come help us keep a three-year tradition going!


    The Poniverse Fimfiction Group will be hosting a new contest throughout the month of May, the "Poniverse Spring Has Sprung" contest.  Seeing as cutie marks seem to be a major theme in MLP this season, all entries must relate to cutie marks in some manner and can be no longer than 20,000 words (fics with multiple chapters will be accepted).  The contest will officially open Friday, May 8, entries can be submitted until May 31, and the winners will be announced the first week of June.  More details will be forthcoming, and if you have any questions, feel free to shoot a PM to Poniverse Fimfiction admin Batbrony, who will be running the contest.


    New Characters Welcome Wagon

    Welcome new comers of the pony world! This group is here to welcome all new characters introduced to the show and try and keep there from being a new group made for every character, though that's a futile effort I can still try. Simply put when new characters are introduced we'll have a little event here where a new temporary folder will be made for them to house all their fics before being deleted after a weeks time, but don't fret, there will be a main folder for all fics so none of your work will be lost.

    In addition a discussion thread will be made for each new character so you all can talk about how much you hate or love the new characters. The threads will be stickyed for as long as their related folders are up, afterwards they will be left up un-stickyed for those that wish to find them again.


    Hi! Welcome to the Monthly Contest Club!

    After a long hiatus, we are back!

    If you're tired of having to wait around for the next group contest, you can come here, where there will be a steady stream of contests. All contest winners will receive a spotlight on the group's front page and will have their story added to the Contest Winners folder. Afraid you might not win? That's okay, all contestants will have their stories added to the Contest Participants folder.

    Contest prompts will be posted on the first of each month, and entry will be closed on the last day of the month. Entries will be judged by admins as quickly as possible, and admins will be added as needed.

    Good luck and have fun!


    Equestrian Saiyans

    The first ever Dragon Ball Z group, for three years we've been providing fans their martial arts, Ki blasting, Super Saiyan, Dragon Ball wishing, and even Team Four Star related stories crossover with the My Little Pony franchise. Saiyans, Namaks, Majins, Hybrids, Ki using Humans and Ponies are all welcomed here! 300+ Stories of DBZ mixed with MLP for your enjoyment!


    Preening

    We’re a rather new group with the focus on one topic: Preening.

    Everything about the helpful and sometimes pleasing act of preening is our deal. It’s no matter if it contains the act alone, among friends, or even lovers.

    You can expect some competitions and collabs; plus help if you want to write your own story about the topic! All ideas and stories are welcome, as long as you’re friendly, keep an open mind, and can show respect for others and their work; then you will be welcome here!


    Equestrian Geography 101

    This is a group for coming up with a detailed consistent map of Equestria for the purposes of fiction. Basically a shared geography headcanon for Equestria. Why? Because it's cool if you're reading a story and it mentions a street name and you're like, "wait, wasn't that where Lyra kissed Bon Bon in that other story I read yesterday by an entirely different author?"


    Capitalism

    We are Capitalism a group dedicated to the support, the debate and understanding of the system that leads our lives.

    Created by Wolf-Baron we wish for out follower members on this site to come and be with friends. We also allow debates with its merits and even criticism. Be sure to spread the word to our friends. We await the answers and questions of you all. If you oppose traits or even the system be sure to make it be constructive and open for discussion. See you and remember what gave us MLP.


    Eiffel 65 Bronies

    Have you ever wanted to listen to music by other musicians? Then join Eiffel 65 Bronies. This group includes music by the Italian hip-hop group called Eiffel 65. Here we like to discuss our favorite songs by them & talk about what we like most, least, or in-between about them. There are 3 members. Jeffrey Jay, Maurizino Lobina, & Gabry Ponte. There are songs like Blue(Da Ba Dee)[1999], Move Your Body[1999], Too Much Of Heaven[1999], My Console[2000], One Goal[2000], Back In Time[2001], Lucky(In My Life)[2001], 80's Stars[2002], Losing You[2002],  DJ With The Fire[2002], King Of Lullaby[2002] Cosa resterà(In a song)[2002], Quelli che non hanno età[2003], Viaggia Insieme a Me[2003], Una notte e forse mai più[2003], Tu Credi[2004], & Voglia di Dance All Night[2004]. There are more songs in the 3 albums called Europop[1999], Contact[2001], & the 3rd album named after them[2003]. Look them up on Wikipedia.


    Celestia Gets Dominated

    "this group is for fics that include but not limited to any situation where character :trollestia: get's dominated , beaten , overpowered , corrupted , humiliated , controlled , or overall out matched in any way"


    It’s YOUNG BRONIES!

    Young Bronies is a group dedicated to the youthful part of the fandom. Here you can write any fanfic you want minus the clop. Any other story is allowed.

    Every week we host a live stream and you are welcome to join in on the fun. The group is still under construction, but you’re still free to join. You’re always free to join! Young Bronies is the group made for everyone under 18 years of age. Here, you can find editors, pre readers, and and even critics who are looking to share their talents in the fandom. Remember to have fun!


    Reach and Flexibility is a group dedicated to the topics relating to flexibility in the body and in ponies.  Yoga, stretching, and contortion and things related are all relevant topics.  

    The body is amazingly adaptable, with enough patience, practice, and dedication the body can move comfortably in ways many people think is impossible.  Here we explore the possibilities of flexibility, provide information dispelling myths about stretching and contortion, and even provide advice for aspiring contortionists.  The mission of the group is to inspire more fiction and art relating to the beautiful art of yoga and contortion, and to nurture a community for those curious and experienced.

    Come join and explore the limits of the body!


    The Goodfic Bin is a new story submission group, and it's main purpose is to find the hidden gems of FiMFiction that don't get the recognition they deserve. What's great about TGB is we dont have an upvote requirement—stories can be submitted regardless of their rating. We have a team of dedicated approvers that review both normal submissions and self submissions, so if you're looking for feedback on your work—this group will provide. Please read the front page for more information on how to submit.


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

    10 comments · 826 views
  • 3w, 6d
    S5E6 - Appleloosa's Most Wanted

    153 comments · 3,115 views
  • 4w, 5d
    EFNW Writing Contest Winners

    63 comments · 2,271 views
  • 4w, 6d
    S5E5 - Tanks for the Memories

    264 comments · 4,194 views
  • 5w, 3h
    Newtaloo's "A Fragile Heart"

    3 comments · 1,181 views
  • 5w, 6d
    S5E4 - Bloom and Gloom

    209 comments · 3,764 views
Apr
30th
2013

Hey all, it's been a while. Remember polls? They are definitely a thing that we can do. Allow me to refresh your memory - a while back we ran a poll on what your favorite secondary characters are; you can check out a summary of the answers here and the raw results here. Nice to see my girl Spitfire got her due.

But now it's time for a new poll! A poll not about the show or the characters, but about you. You fabulous, beautiful fanfic-loving bronies. And pegasisters. If you're into that. Which, come to think of it, is a good question, so answer that too!

Be cool in the comments, people - "love and tolerance" isn't just a good idea... it's the law.

(What? Really? Well it should be.)

RBDash47 · 11,153 views · Edited 108w, 2d ago · Report
#1 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

Just got done filling it out. :rainbowkiss:

#2 · 108w, 2d ago · 9 · 3 ·

L & T are definitely founding principles for the fandom, at least, in my eyes it is. Granted I came from the /b/rony threads circa 2011, so I'm not sure how shared my perspective is.

#3 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Aaannd ready to print! :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

In OSes.

X Other (really?)

y that rlly

#5 · 108w, 2d ago · 6 · ·

I'm sexy. Nothing more to say.

#6 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

So does that mean to say that "love and tolerance" is Judge Dredd? :rainbowlaugh::raritywink::derpytongue2:

#7 · 108w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

Finished. *hugs RBDash47 for some unknown reason*

#8 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045101 how interesting. I am also incredibly sexy.

#9 · 108w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

"A few times a year" should have been options in the questions regarding frequency of types of fics one has read or written. As that would have been far more accurate when answering how often I read original fiction.

#10 · 108w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

I couldn't find "awesomesexual" so I settled for bi. :derpytongue2:

#11 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · 3 ·

My name is Ben, for Bennett, but all the black kids call me Benjamin.  I'm a 16 year old high school student with seemingly no future.  I'm failing school and I don't have many prominent skills.  I'm slightly sociopathic, and I'm an asshole.  I sit in my room all day dividing my time between games and FiM.  Everyday I try to think about my future and I can't think of anything.

But despite all that, I have a large group of friends, and I remain optimistic in front of them and my family.  I'm making the best of what I can, and even if I can't get a good job, or get a nice woman, I am determined not to sink into the gutter.  I don't do drugs, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't cut, I don't pierce, I don't dress black, I don't distance myself, I don't ruin moods, I don't skip class, I don't get in fights, I don't let myself get pushed around though, I don't weep and cry about my life, and I don't believe that I have the worst life possible.

So that's me.:twilightsmile:

#12 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045101 And a Tim Burton fan, from the looks of your profile pic. I am now tempted to read your actual profile.

#13 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

:raritydespair: < My face when I had to select the sixth age category.

#14 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045136 Lols. I haven't done almost anything with any of his movies yet. I'm making a Coraline Xover soon, as you can blatantly see by my userpic

#15 · 108w, 2d ago · 8 · ·

I answered other to the smartphone OS question because I don't have or need a smartphone.

#16 · 108w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

There's no option for "none" under "Mobile O.S.", and it's a required field. As the last person in the Western World who does not own a cell phone, I'm offended.:raritywink:

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#17 · 108w, 2d ago · 4 · ·

>>1045096

Amen.

>>1045120

:twilightblush:

>>1045132

Fair point!

>>1045133

And thanks to your avatar, I read that in Rarity's voice. :raritywink:

>>1045137

You're in good company! Six others in that range so far, and two in the next one up.

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#18 · 108w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

>>1045141

>>1045143

Maybe you guys should be friends?

#19 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1045136>>1045139 I don't believe Burton was involved in Coraline... :applejackunsure:

#20 · 108w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

>>1045147 In the trailer of the movie it said "From the creators of Nightmare Before Christmas"....

#22 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045153 But on the back of Coraline's disc case his name doesn't appear in the credits. :ajbemused:

#23 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

I can't wait to see these results. But I did find a problem, since I am both a full time student and I work around 20-30 hours a week, but I could only chose to be one or the other. (chose student, but eh).

#24 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045145... why, darling, I must say, that's quite an absurd thing to do.

#25 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045147 No, he was. The man's a genius, I swear.

#26 · 108w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

I don't use a mobile device so I basically had to put in other, other than that I like this survey! It would be nice to know how diverse (and unique) the Brony and Pegasister community is here! :pinkiehappy:

#27 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045141 >>1045143

Hey, I don't have one either.

There should be like, a club.

...Actually, nah, that's a lame thing to have a club about.

#28 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · 2 ·

>>1045134 Uhh... I might sound a bit cranky, but really, why do I need to hear that? I'm just not really interested, nor are anyone else here likely to be. Can't we just all stay anonymous and have fun on the internet, instead of sharing our sad life stories?

#29 · 108w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

As I see it it's more like the Pirates Code:

"Love and Tolerate" is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.:moustache:

#30 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045159

From the director of Nightmare Before Christmas.

Oh, yeah, sorry RBD this is completely unrelated to the blog:applejackunsure:

#31 · 108w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

>>1045145

"Don't just talk about Love & Tolerance; live it as best you can."

—Unknown Anon in /b/ brony thread December 2011

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#32 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045174

It's cool.

Fun fact! Tim Burton didn't direct The Nightmare Before Christmas; Henry Selick did.

#33 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

Done, diddily, did that ish. Now, where is my prize?:rainbowkiss:

#34 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045164

>>Flarp the Dunsparce But on the back of Coraline's disc case his name doesn't appear in the credits. :ajbemused:

And learn how to put multiple responses in the same comment while you're at it.:rainbowhuh:

#35 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045171  Hey man, I'm just following orders.

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#36 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045161

I was worried the question would get too finicky and fine-grained dealing with all the possible permutations of studentry and employment, so I just kept it simple and figured people would select which one they felt more strongly about/took up more of their time.

#37 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045187 He didn't direct it, true, but he wrote it. I actually didn't know he wasn't the director too until now though.

#38 · 108w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

"That one that is always there when the ponies are racist." :rainbowkiss:

#39 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045174>>1045164 That was Henry Selick who directed Nightmare not effing Burton who only PRODUCED it! :facehoof:

#40 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · 3 ·

>>1045187 Fo' Shizzle? Well, Tim Burton worked on both anyway.

#41 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

It eez done

Comment posted by RBDash47 deleted at 10:52pm on the 30th of April, 2013
#43 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045192 Eh, whatever. It's hardly a big deal at any rate, it's just late and I get a bit annoyed by it. No hard feelings or anything, and carry on doing whatever it is you're doing.

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#44 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045211

>>1045202

What I was working towards is >>1045147 was correct; Tim Burton had nothing to do with Coraline.

#45 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045211 Even though his name is not in Coraline's credits as I pointed out to you?

#46 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045215 Oh. I just wanted to give Burton a bit of credit though. I didn't realize my favorite Burton movie wasn't even directed by him before you said it. I felt the poor guy deserved the mention.

#47 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045219 Huh. Doesn't matter anyway, it's my favorite movie nonetheless.

#48 · 108w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

done Asexuality FTW!:pinkiehappy:

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#49 · 108w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045227

It is kinda funny; I never paid attention myself until a few years ago. Poor Henry Selick!

#50 · 108w, 2d ago · 6 · ·

Just a heads up in case you don't know him, the man who wrote Coraline is Neil Gaiman and that guy is perhaps the most brilliant author alive today, or at least that I know of. His short stories in particular are pure gold... Just wanted go get that out there.

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