News Archive

  • Tuesday
    Client Side Image Cropping

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  • Sunday
    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.

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  • 6d, 17h
    S5E7 - Make New Friends But Keep Discord

    290 comments · 4,505 views
  • 1w, 19h
    Foehn's "A Tale Told" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    1 comments · 618 views
  • 2w, 14h
    New Tag Pages

    186 comments · 3,491 views
  • 2w, 3d
    Reviews! Round 65

    19 comments · 1,577 views
  • 2w, 4d
    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!

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  • 2w, 6d
    S5E6 - Appleloosa's Most Wanted

    153 comments · 3,073 views
  • 3w, 6d
    EFNW Writing Contest Winners

    63 comments · 2,224 views
  • 3w, 6d
    S5E5 - Tanks for the Memories

    263 comments · 4,150 views
  • 4w, 19h
    Newtaloo's "A Fragile Heart"

    3 comments · 1,141 views
  • 4w, 6d
    S5E4 - Bloom and Gloom

    209 comments · 3,734 views
  • 5w, 1d
    Site Downtime

    336 comments · 7,164 views
  • 5w, 3d
    PSA: Potential Story Thefts

    Hi guys. Quick announcement here that it's been discovered that an ebook website called Ebooks Tree has been caught selling peoples' fanfics without their knowledge or permission. This in the midst of a rash of other scandals involving fanfiction-stealing, which you can read more about here. Basically, the site's sent out some bots that harvested a bunch of stuff from popular Fanfiction venues, and they make money off of it via ad support and charging for access.

    Which is obviously not okay.

    Reddit's got a noncomprehensive pastebin up of known works that have been taken. You may want to check that, but it's not a complete list, so your stories might still have been stolen even if they aren't on there. It looks like the main victims are mostly stories posted up on the old Pony Fiction Vault site... but again, even if you didn't have stories in the Vault, you may want to do a quick check-around just to make sure. Better safe than sorry.

    Easy directions for filing a DMCA complaint so that you can get your stories pulled can be found here.

    Quick links to Ebooks Tree's DMCA page and Contact Page here.

    So, uh, probably best to just do a quick scan for any stories you might have written that are near and dear to your heart (or checking around for your author name). If you find anything, make sure to file the proper complaints, and that'll hopefully contribute to ending this withering storm.

    Have a nice day.

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  • 5w, 6d
    S5E3 - Castle Sweet Castle

    173 comments · 4,161 views
May
9th
2013

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!"

The Coltcuddlers

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.

Click here for the whole post and rules.



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.

~WD

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#1 · 106w, 1d ago · 6 · 67 ·

THERE IS A GROUP FOR FAGGOTS?! WTF.

#2 · 106w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

This was an informative update, a new group to join and a writing challenge to go for if I come up with any worthwhile ideas.

#3 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1065254

Please, no need being judgmental here :pinkiesad2:

#4 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

Well, looks like I'm going to join a group again, TOGA TOGA!

#5 · 106w, 1d ago · 5 · ·

>>1065328

Please, no need feeding trolls here :pinkiesad2:

#6 · 106w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 ·

>>1065357

Well that's a cool Profile Pic *nods head in approval*

#7 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

Optimalverse?! HISSSS! Kidding aside, I'm now reminded I've yet to post that story idea in the Collab Cage.

Also the Good HiE group is kind of confusing. I mean that's kind of arrogant. it kind of implies all the HiE stories not in it are bad? I mean that's basically what the name makes me think. Kinda like the Cool Kids corner of FiM

#8 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for including Pony-Roleplaying!

#9 · 106w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

The person who requested the featuring of "The Good HiE list" should consider a proofreader for their advertisement. The errors don't make me want to join the group. (Not that I have particular interest in it anyway.)

#10 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

How in the world is the group banner changed, The Fillyfoolers would like to know and since I am the leader I need to know.

#11 · 106w, 7h ago · · ·

>>1065254  This is FIMFiction; TrollAss-Hattery is on another server.

#15 · 105w, 6d ago · 1 · 13 ·

>>1069050>>1069334>>1069430>>1069573

      [img]https://static.prtst.net/asset-proxy/e376a4016a00a201285817218d2922714b6e60e6/687474703a2f2f74726f6c6c2e6d652f696d616765732f68756e676f7665722d7370696465726d616e2f776861742d69732d746869732d666167676f7472792e6a7067/http://troll.me/images/hungover-spiderman/what-is-this-faggotry.jpg[/img]

#19 · 105w, 6d ago · · 12 ·

>>1069851>>1069861>>1069911  Do I really need to look for more Spider Man pictures?

#20 · 105w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

Okay, this is getting ridiculous.

:pinkiegasp: Ooh, even better:

Everything can be ponified! :pinkiecrazy:

(Interesting fact: According to Merriam-Webster.com, the word "faggot" was originally a derogatory term for a woman or child. Then it gets really strange when you trace it back one more step, and it appears to have come from a word meaning "bundle of sticks". Language is strange. :rainbowhuh:)

#21 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1065381

It's actually... bit worse than that. The moderators were having huge arguments, in public, over how things were going to work out in the group. One of the mods posted, without consulting anyone, the 'rules' for submissions just to piss the others off. His rules were... not very good, to say the least. The other moderators jacked the thread and asked for suggestions from users. OP deleted it after people started presenting good ideas (presumably because he wanted his stuff to be the real deal?), and everything was lost.

I lost one and one half hours designing a submission system that would tickle people's egos while adequately drawing a line between good and bad submissions (on an objective basis, I.E. 100 some chapter self-insertion clusterfucks) AND sorting things into genres that actually made sense for the purpose of the group...

#22 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1071169 Yeah, about what I suspected. I mean yes there are some good HiE fics out there. Very good ones in fact, and it would be nice if they were all in the same place. But at the same time, you're setting them up on a pedestal while all the unworthy HiE's are left out of the group. I can see a submission process being necessary, but it would be slow as all hell because not everyone can read at the same rate of speed.

(on an objective basis, I.E. 100 some chapter self-insertion clusterfucks)

:rainbowlaugh: I'm reminded of a griffin...

#23 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1071240

I was thinking more along the lines of this... but as I understand, there are literally dozens of these and they just keep coming back long after they die.

#25 · 105w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1065254  < Lol. This guy.

#26 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1065254 56 down votes... even though it's bad, that's still mighty impressive

#27 · 105w, 4d ago · 2 · ·

>>1069334>>1069430>>1069573>>1069851>>1069861>>1069911>>1071738

So many bemused applejacks...

What a way to express your distaste in so few words (0)

I applaud whoever drew that face. :trollestia:

#28 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1075387 if i remember right most of the faces you see are actually the faces the mane6 (and others) make during the show in specific episodes :P

>>1065254

:ajbemused:

#29 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1075746 then i guess the animators for MLP:FIM get the credit then

Kudos to you guys!

#32 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1080315

So does your profile pic.

Rainbow using a .50 cal (did i get that right?) sniper rifle you good sir have all my yes! :rainbowdetermined2:

#33 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1080655

Why thank you, took me a while to find it, who would have thought "Ponies with guns" would turn up so much crap in Google images?

Although it is cool in small version, the bigger it gets the more out of focus it is, i made it my desktop background but the image just isn't the same. Thanks though :twilightsmile:

#34 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1080663

Thats to be expected though sometimes. xP

As for the google search im gunna have to try that sometime theres just something about a pony holding a rifle or any kind of our modern weaponry. xD

#35 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1080677

There was one of i think rarity and maybe pinkie, on a M1Abrams tank that looked cool, but it looked like someone photoshopped most of it and the ponies were a bit blurry, couple that with the fact that half of it was cut off (lengthwise) and it was unsuitable.

Me? im just addicted to military stuff, specifically planes

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#37 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1080694 nice, as for are i prefer non photoshop images if there not done exeptionally right it looks cheap instead XD so hand drawn or graphically drawn is what i prefer.

Oh speaking of which this conversation just reminded me of a beautifully drawn picture of rarity :raritywink:

#38 · 105w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1080997

IN SOVIET RUSSIA

RARITY KICK YOU ASS

:raritywink:

#39 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1075380 I KNOW RIGHT

#40 · 105w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1081717

oh god xDDD:rainbowlaugh:

the fashinista kicks YOUR ass xDD

#41 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1083178 Thank you, thank you. im here all day. Just kidding i have a day job.

But you can has me for the night.

Just look through my favourites, i know a few stories which i commented on all the chapters and most likely put something funny XD just look for anything over 100k XD

#42 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1083264 you got some free time at night dont ya? :derpytongue2:

#43 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1083340

I havent gotten more than 6 hours of sleep (and that was just 1 night that i got 6) in like 2 weeks. i average about 3-4.5 each night, i dont know how but it is all i need atm

#44 · 105w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1083349 ya that's basically my sleep schedule right there xD  :rainbowwild:

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