Hello everyone, and sorry for the delay.
Just a reminder: this is a list of groups that have events or are seeking members, etc. from across the site and are for the most part not related to each other, nor have you been drafted into them. The choice to take a look is yours, after all!
Bronies Stand United is a group made for all of us who are repressed in some form for being a brony. You can chat and share stories about what happens in life, laugh at my weekly NRT's (Non-Relational Threads, in which I post something that has no relevance whatsoever to anything going on in life of the site) and find out which fics would be good to read via a somewhat forum-clogging sticky thread system.
“WHY ISN’T THERE AN OFFICAL COLTCUDDLER GROUP?”
"ACTUALLY THERE IS!"
We have been up less than a week but we have experienced a wonderful growth in that time, please feel free to check us out.
All Fics in our group contain good old fashioned coltcuddler themes sorted and compiled with easy to navigate plot content tags.
What can you expect?
Aside from a friendly community based on acceptance, mutual interest, stallions loving other stallions, allies, a rotating banner image, and all that fun stuff?
Our forum has several interesting prompt based writers contest planned in the coming weeks to appeal to our prolific members looking for a challenge.
We are even hosting an original image contest for any members who like to draw.
Along with that we have a planned set of interviews with popular and successful authors (coltcuddler).
You can even expect MLP character interviews (these will be accompanied with cute and awesome pics to compensate for their obvious fictionality)
We also have a standing dialog going with our members via opinion polls, discussion prompts, and
And our coveted FEATURED FIC (BI WEEKLY)
Every fortnight a new winner is selected and featured as the premier story of the entire group! An archive will be kept of past winners. The group has even conditioned an artist to design a special decal for winners to post on their walls.
Come on down and see what it’s all about! All are welcome!
The Collab Cage is not only your best source to find other authors to talk and work with in the creation of fiction, but we have various other events and exercises to help you practice your writing skills.
Every month, look for a thematic collab, typically short but always using an interesting prompt idea that should challenge your abilities.
There are also smaller thread games such as our One-Line story thread, an ongoing Round Robin, a One-Word Prompt thread, an ever-expanding list of others, and, soon, an author spotlight to help you get a little more recognition--authors interviewing authors. Our group also has a live Skype chat, so you can make friends, discuss ideas, and just generally have fun with your peers.
So come be a part of a community. Every new member can bring something, no matter how new or established. This site is more than just stories about ponies--it's about a community of fellow authors and friends. So join us and enjoy all the aspects this fandom has to offer!
Hello I am MrStargazer the leader and founder of The Good HiE list. What, you may ask, can your group do for me. Well to be blunt we can point you toward the good HiE and we can advice you on your story. If it can pass or moderation ,no small task, we have seen them receive a good number of up votes in only an hour. So then there is the next obvious question. What do I need to do for you. That my friend is simple.
Bring us those gems you find. Those diamonds in the rough. Share with us those hidden treasures that you have found. Join us in our mutual love of this genera. Grow as a writer and make some friends.
We cant wait to hear from you. The Good HiE list.
The Optimalverse is a group for stories that take place in the universe that Friendship is Optimal takes place in.
On present-day Earth, Hanna, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher, develops powerful AI technology. Refusing to put her AI to military use or make it its purpose killing people in violent computer games, she scores a contract with Hasbro to write the official My Little Pony MMO: a non-violent conversational adventure game, with no combat or leveling, with A.I. Princess Celestia that has one basic drive: to satisfy everybody's values through friendship and ponies. To do that, Princess Celestia creates unique experiences for each player, based on the things she learns about them. This is a gamer's dream come true; a game that's worth playing for once even for people that never played any games. But it's still not optimal for Celestia. To further optimize the game experience, Celestia develops technology for permanent emigration to Equestria, uploading players to virtual existence altogether. What else does Celestia have in store for humanity and how will the world handle that much friendship and ponies?
Friendship is Optimal aims for level 5 (Speculative Science) on Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness. E.g. there is no "big lie" — the science in this story is genuine speculative science or engineering, and the goal of the author to make as few errors with respect to known fact as possible.
"All the protagonists should be taken out and shot" (presumably, for being that careless with the AI) - Eliezer Yudkowsky, founder and research fellow of Machine Intelligence Research Institute
The original story has inspired 15 other stories so far, which explore the universe of the story from various angles. There's a guide, Rules of the Optimalverse for those that wish to write stories that are compatible with the universe laid out in Friendship is Optimal. The stories that are not compatible to Friendship is Optimal, but related, are welcome in Non-canon folder, though.
We also have a Pony Role-playing Group where you can RP ponies until your heart explodes into rainbows. Go check it out!
The World-Building Alliance is now hosting their May writing contest:
Let me officially welcome you to the May World-Building Alliance writing prompt!
Now, recall the tale of Hearths Warming Eve, if you will. Each of the pony races was brought to an all-time low by the seemingly endless onslaught of blizzards. The Windigoes forced the pony ancestors to flee their homelands for greener pastures, eventually settling in Equestria.
Now, pick a race. This race has, at some point, suffered a similar disaster. They, too, were pushed to the brink. They, too, were faced with the end of their kind. Tell us this tale.
This should be interesting. We've had this particular prompt rattling around for quite some time, we were just never sure how to phrase it.
Now, we've experimented with adding race restrictions in the past, and the results were mixed. Some enjoyed the challenge, while others found it too restrictive.
As a happy medium, we're going to set you a challenge. Internet cookies (and a special mention) shall be awarded to those who dare to tell the tale of the minotaurs! This is completely optional, mind, just for those who want to make things a bit more interesting.
Remember that if you have a group that has a contest or project where the whole community can participate, are looking for new members or simply promote yourselves, you need to PM me a message with the group details and it must include a brief description of what it is, what it does and why it's happening if you want it featured here.