News Archive

  • Saturday
    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.

    422 comments · 4,494 views
  • Friday
    archonix's "To Be A Mule" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    15 comments · 683 views
  • 1w, 4d
    Reviews! Round 69

    19 comments · 1,501 views
  • 2w, 2d
    S5E13 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

    276 comments · 4,455 views
  • 2w, 3d
    Bronetheus' "Waiting For Celestia"

    1 comments · 1,389 views
  • 3w, 2d
    S5E12 - Amending Fences

    252 comments · 4,748 views
  • 3w, 3d
    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 · 694 views
  • 3w, 3d
    Reviews! Round 68

    10 comments · 1,021 views
  • 3w, 3d
    zaponator's "Blink" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    11 comments · 1,130 views
  • 4w, 2d
    S5E11 - Party Pooped

    190 comments · 3,240 views
  • 4w, 4d
    New Server

    278 comments · 3,856 views
  • 5w, 12h
    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 · 8,961 views
  • 5w, 2d
    S5E10 - Princess Spike

    287 comments · 4,657 views
  • 6w, 2d
    Reviews! Round 67

    10 comments · 1,582 views
  • 6w, 2d
    S5E9 - Slice of Life

    386 comments · 5,749 views
  • 6w, 3d
    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 · 1,544 views
  • 6w, 3d
    Meta Four's "Alarm Clock" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    10 comments · 927 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 · 11,809 views ·
#1 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

Just got done filling it out. :rainbowkiss:

#2 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

Aaannd ready to print! :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 116w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

In OSes.

X Other (really?)

y that rlly

#5 · 116w, 6d ago · 6 · ·

I'm sexy. Nothing more to say.

#6 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#7 · 116w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

Finished. *hugs RBDash47 for some unknown reason*

#8 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#9 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · 10 · ·

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

#11 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#13 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#14 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · 8 · ·

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

#16 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

>>1045141

>>1045143

Maybe you guys should be friends?

#19 · 116w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

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

#20 · 116w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

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

#22 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#23 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#25 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#26 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1045159

From the director of Nightmare Before Christmas.

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

#31 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1045174

It's cool.

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

#33 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#34 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#36 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

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

#39 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#40 · 116w, 6d ago · 1 · 3 ·

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

#41 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

It eez done

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#43 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1045211

>>1045202

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

#45 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#46 · 116w, 6d 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 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#48 · 116w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

done Asexuality FTW!:pinkiehappy:

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#49 · 116w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1045227

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

#50 · 116w, 6d 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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