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    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon

    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20


    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon

    Hit the Books With G.M. Berrow at BABSCon! "Can you get enough of the very best in pony-based literature? We thought not…’cuz neither can we! There’s a very good reason Hasbro chose the amazing G.M. Berrow to write the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic novels, and it’s because she’s just plain awesome.

    A Literature graduate from Princeton University, Berrow’s bibliography expands on the backgrounds of your favorite characters. She's the author of Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Ponypalooza Party!, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, The Daring Do Adventure Collection, Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, the novelizationof Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror, and the just-released Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair. Her upcoming work includes Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves, and Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama, and a Pinkie Pie episode for Season 5. Are you nervouscited? We are!

    So, bring your books to be signed and your questions for a fantastic writer. She joins our spectacular lineup of Guests of Honor including Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Daniel Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Tony Fleecs, and Heather Breckel, so register now!

    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20

    Did you know, Everfree Northwest scours FIMfiction in order to bring three recommends a week? In fact we recently posted our twentieth post. We try to focus on enjoyable lesser known fics. If you know of some good lesser known fics by authors other than yourself feel free to let us know.

    You can keep up to date with all Everfree Northwest Writing Track News by checking out our new site at everfreenw.com and Follow us on Facebook, tumblr, Twitter, FIMFiction, and deviantART!


    If you want to post your convention's fanfiction related news on a FIMfiction site post like this one, you can find out more here.

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    DuncanR's "Appletheosis" [Royal Canterlot Library]

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    Consequently, while I probe adsense for why this isn't fixed, I've disabled all display ads on the site, which means the only ads will be text and image ads which in theory should not have any javascript whatever, and therefore zero possibility for redirecting ads. I don't know if the changes go through instantly but hopefully redirecting ads should be gone right now.

    Apologies for the inconvenience, I am as annoyed by this as you guys because it's very damaging to the site!

    edit: Looks like we still have flash ads right now, so it might just take a little while for these changes to go through.

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    Clarification On Fimfiction Expansion

    So clearly I made the mistake of thinking my few mentions of site expansion over the last year or so had been picked up by the masses. Now everyone, rightly, has a multitude of questions about it, so I'm going to clear some important things up.

    Fimfiction.net will always be for ponies

    The Fimfiction you know and love (or hate) will always be like this. It will always only show MLP stories. If you're a user who only cares about MLP, you have nothing to worry about because nothing is going to change for you.

    The site will have new branding for the expansion

    We will operate two domains for the site. The primary domain which will be whatever we call the site and the second will be Fimfiction. The new branding will never take over the existing branding on Fimfiction, they will just run off the same back end.

    It's not happening soon

    We have been working tirelessly on a list of things that need doing for site expansion for over a year now. One of the last key features is tagging, which will make it easy to show content for a specific fandom without showing other. Still, we have a lot more work to do on the backend to get there

    But what about the pony haters?

    If someone is truly dedicated to hating ponies, there's nothing stopping them doing it right now. Even so, ratings are limited, meaning you can only do 100 a day anyway, so a single user can't do much anyway. We're also working on a rating weight system that will mean downvoters votes mean very little.

    But what about 502fiction?

    This ties into the point about it not happening soon. You may have noticed that the site for a while now has been pretty damn performant. Everything tends to load very quickly, and that's because we've spent a lot of time recently optimising things for the future and making sure we can scale as easily as just adding new servers

    Will I need a new login?

    No, you don't. As I said, they will run off the same backend, fimfiction.net will just act as a gateway to the site with a filter for pony content over the top.

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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 · 9,692 views · Edited 91w, 1d ago · Report
#1 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

Just got done filling it out. :rainbowkiss:

#2 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

Aaannd ready to print! :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 91w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

In OSes.

X Other (really?)

y that rlly

#5 · 91w, 1d ago · 6 · ·

I'm sexy. Nothing more to say.

#6 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#7 · 91w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

Finished. *hugs RBDash47 for some unknown reason*

#8 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#9 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · 10 · ·

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

#11 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#13 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#14 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · 8 · ·

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

#16 · 91w, 1d 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
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#17 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

>>1045141

>>1045143

Maybe you guys should be friends?

#19 · 91w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

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

#20 · 91w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

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

#22 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#23 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#25 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#26 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1045159

From the director of Nightmare Before Christmas.

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

#31 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1045174

It's cool.

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

#33 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#34 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#36 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

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

#39 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#40 · 91w, 1d ago · 1 · 3 ·

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

#41 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

It eez done

Comment posted by RBDash47 deleted at 10:52pm on the 30th of April, 2013
#43 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1045211

>>1045202

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

#45 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#46 · 91w, 1d 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 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#48 · 91w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

done Asexuality FTW!:pinkiehappy:

RBDash47
Site Blogger
#49 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1045227

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

#50 · 91w, 1d 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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