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  • 1w, 3d
    SA Reviews #98

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  • 2w, 6d
    Everfree NW Scribblefest 2017!

    Everfree Northwest, Seattle's premier pony convention is known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom. As part of that, we run an online writing contest (now called "Scribblefest") every year. Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    Like last year, we’re giving out six special awards, each of which comes with a $20 Amazon gift code!

    This year’s prompt is: Growing up wild and forever free

    Awards

    The Jaw-Dropper Award ("The Dash")

    We all know the type, the stories that make us go "Holy cow, THAT just happened!" This would go to the story with the best twist, surprise, or simple moment of hoof-pumping awesomeness!

    The D'aww Award ("The Fluttershy")

    A staple of ponyfic... the story with the sweetest, most touching moment that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    The Nasally Ejected Beverage Award ("The Pinkie")

    You know, the one that makes you laugh so hard you snort milk out your nose.

    The True Fable Award ("The AJ")

    The story that is most true to the spirit of the show. By definition, a fable is "a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral." This goes to the story that best teaches a life lesson, especially using old fashioned, honest-as-apple-pie wisdom.

    The Elegance Award: ("The Rarity")

    For services to poetic language, beautiful diction, haunting prose, and overall elegance in writing.

    The Checklist-And-Caliper Award ("The Twilight")

    The story with the most attention to detail. This could be a puzzle or mystery type plot, stories that rely on actual math/science, or ones that show well thought-out rules underlying the use of magic. Basically, any story that makes you wonder just how much time the author spent on research, calculations, plot diagrams, or anything else that wasn't actually writing.

    Goals

    It's up to you, the author, where you want to focus your effort. Good stories will often include elements that make them eligible for multiple awards, and we encourage everyone to focus on good storytelling, rather than myopically targeting a specific award. Do note however, that no story may win more than a single award.

    How to Enter

    Publish one new (never before published) story to FIMFiction.net between now and March 6th, then submit it to our online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/aAtOQEHtvsKSE5PA2

    Prizes

    Each of the six awards mentioned above comes with a $20 electronic code good for use at Amazon.com. International contestants may request a code for their regional Amazon affiliate (such as amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, etc.) instead, and we will attempt to provide a code worth the equivalent of $20 US in that region. This may not be possible however, so non-US residents enter at their own risk.

    In addition to the $20, winning stories and authors will also be featured on the EFNW website, various media/blog posts, and in the EFNW Convention Book.

    Word Limits

    Stories must be between 2000 and 6000 words in length. Note: FIMFiction’s word count uses a different algorithm than most word processors and we will allow some leniency to compensate for this.

    Duration

    Scribblefest 2017 will accept entries from February 1st, 2017 until 11:59 pm PST on March 6th, 2017. Judging will begin immediately afterwards, and winners will be announced 2-4 weeks later, depending on the number of entries we have to judge.

    Judging Process

    Judging will be done in phases by a combined panel of EFNW staff and invited guest judges from the community. Judges will be given a randomized set of stories to read and each story will be assigned to a minimum of two judges, to reduce the chance of personal taste/bias disqualifying a story unduly. Judges will vote for their favorite story in each award category to advance to the next phase. After each phase, votes will be tallied, and the top stories in each category will advance to the next phase, where the process will repeat until only one winner in each category remains.

    Additional Rules and Details

    1. All entries must adhere to a PG rating. Submissions using elements that could reasonably be considered above a PG rating, including but not limited to adult situations, intense violence, or drug use will be ineligible for the contest. If you are unsure if your story meets these guidelines and wish to ask, please contact our writing track lead,  Heartshine, directly by PM on FIMfiction:  https://www.fimfiction.net/user/heartshine

    2. Any material that violates the rights of a third party will be disqualified.

    3. Submissions must be relevant to the My Little Pony fandom. If it's not MLP-based fiction, an entry may be disqualified.

    4. Stories must be an original work by the submitting contestant and must not have been released prior to the start of the contest.

    5. Contestants may submit only one (1) story for consideration. If more than one (1) story is submitted, the submitter will be asked to select which entry they wish to enter into the contest. If the submitter cannot be reached in time for judging, the most recent entry will be used. Contestants that attempt to subvert this rule and submit multiple entries under different accounts or aliases may be disqualified at our discretion.

    6. Co-written submissions are allowed, but disqualify all authors involved from submitting additional solo or co-written stories.

    7. Editing/proofreading assistance doesn't count as co-writing, and authors may submit their own story even if they help edit for someone else.

    8. Contestants may only win one award each. If an entry is found to be the best in multiple award categories, the judging panel will decide which award is most suited for it, and will give the other awards to lower ranked stories in the other categories.

    9. Winners will be selected based on many judging criteria, including, but not limited to: technical skill, characterization, creativity, originality, impact, and personal tastes of the judges. This is in addition to the criteria defined for each award itself.

    10. Submissions must be submitted via the linked Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms. If you have trouble submitting, please contact our writing track lead, Heartshine, directly via PM. https://www.fimfiction.net/user/heartshine

    11. Final interpretation of the contest rules and judging criteria are left to the discretion of the judging panel, and their decisions are final.

    12. Submitters retain ownership of their submissions, but by entering the contest the author agrees to allow Everfree Northwest to share their submitted stories on our website, social media, conbook, and in other promotional media and materials.

    13. Contest judges are not permitted to enter the contest.

    Final Thoughts

    Good luck to everyone! We look forward to reading your submissions, and hope to see you all at Everfree Northwest this May. As always, keep up-to-date on the latest Everfree Northwest news by visiting our website, viewing/following our FIMFiction account and group, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Tumblr.

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  • 3w, 4d
    SA Reviews #97

    7 comments · 1,576 views
  • 5w, 1d
    Arrival

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  • 6w, 1d
    SA Reviews #96

    12 comments · 1,839 views
  • 6w, 1d
    New Character Tags

    I have added a total of 70 new character tags to the site today. They can be found below:


    Main series

    Groups

    • Bat pony

    • Dragons

    • Griffons

    • Minotaur

    • Pets

    • Royal guard

    • Yaks

    • Zebras

    Lore

    • Chancellor Puddinghead

    • Clover the Clever

    • Commander Hurricane

    • Princess Platinum

    • Private Pansy

    • Smart Cookie

    • Starswirl the Bearded

    Individuals

    Ponies

    • Blossomforth

    • Button Mash

    • Cloudchaser

    • Daisy

    • Filthy Rich

    • Flitter

    • Lily

    • Limestone Pie

    • Marble Pie

    • Moondancer

    • Moonlight Raven

    • Parcel Post

    • Pony Joe

    • Sassy Saddles

    • Spoiled Rich

    • Sunshine Smiles

    • Treehugger

    • Troubleshoes

    • White Lightning

    • Wind rider

    Other

    • Steven Magnet

    • Tantabus

    • The smooze

    Equestria Girls

    Group

    • Dazzlings

    Individual

    • Applejack

    • Dean Cadence

    • Fluttershy

    • Indigo Zap

    • Lemon Zest

    • Micro Chips

    • Midnight Sparkle

    • Pinkie Pie

    • Principal Abacus Cinch

    • Principal Celestia

    • Rainbow Dash

    • Rarity

    • Sandalwood

    • Sour Sweet

    • Spike (the dog)

    • Sugarcoat

    • Sunny Flare

    • Sunset Shimmer (demon form)

    • Twilight Sparkle

    • Vice-principal Luna

    Comics

    Individuals

    • Nightmare Rarity

    • Tiberius

    Lore

    • Princess Amore

    • Radiant Hope

    Other

    • Anon

    • Self-insert

    Season 6

    • Zephyr Breeze

    • Vapor Trail

    • Sky Stinger

    • Saffron Masala

    • Coriander Cumin

    • Flurry Heart

    • Ember

    • Sunburst

    • Mr. Stripes

    • Plaid Stripes

    • Thorax

    edit:

    Added Twinkleshine.

    edit2:

    Added Coloratura

    Added Gabby

    edit3:

    New Tags:

    Tender Taps

    EqG Mane 6

    Shadowbolts

    Quibble Pants

    Timber Spruce

    Gloriosa Daisy

    Updates:

    Royal Guard

    Bat Pony

    edit4:

    New Tags:

    Garble

    Double Diamond

    Night Glider

    Sugar Belle

    Party Favor

    Timberwolves

    Zipporwhill

    Ruby Pinch

    Svengallop

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  • 6w, 2d
    Fimfiction Discord Server

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  • 8w, 4d
    Merry Christmas!

    88 comments · 2,011 views
  • 11w, 4d
    SA Reviews #95

    13 comments · 1,734 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.)

Report RBDash47 · 15,474 views ·
#1 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

Just got done filling it out. :rainbowkiss:

#2 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Aaannd ready to print! :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

In OSes.

X Other (really?)

y that rlly

#5 · 199w, 2d ago · 6 · ·

I'm sexy. Nothing more to say.

#6 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#7 · 199w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

Finished. *hugs RBDash47 for some unknown reason*

#8 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#9 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

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

#11 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#14 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · 8 · ·

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

#16 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

>>1045141

>>1045143

Maybe you guys should be friends?

#19 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

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

#20 · 199w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

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

#22 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#23 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#25 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#26 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045159

From the director of Nightmare Before Christmas.

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

#31 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045174

It's cool.

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

#33 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#34 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#36 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

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

#39 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#40 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · 3 ·

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

#41 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

It eez done

Comment posted by RBDash47 deleted at 10:52pm on the 30th of April, 2013
#43 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045211

>>1045202

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

#45 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#46 · 199w, 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 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#48 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

done Asexuality FTW!:pinkiehappy:

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#49 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1045227

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

#50 · 199w, 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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