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  • Saturday
    Fimfiction Android App Dev

    (reposting as a social site post on recommendation)

    So, as plenty of people probably know I was developing an app way back and just kinda....stopped working on it. Not sure why, but that was like 2 years ago now. for the last month or so I've been working on a brand new app from scratch because the old attempt was garbage.

    Currently I already have a whole ton of features but there are a LOT more to go. It's a huge amount of work and I want to make sure I get it all working nice, which means a good feature set and good performance. Lots of complicated stuff to handle like updating your read stories when you read one offline and, but I consider offline functionality to be integral so it all needs doing.

    I've created a video which shows off basically all the features I currently have. During the chapters demo you can see I click a speaker icon and some of the words get highlighted. This is the text to speech stuff but I forgot it doesn't work with this screen recorder so you can't really see it...

    Anyway, currently there's a home screen which has 4 story lists. The reading list is what you're currently reading, a bit like what Netflix does. I think this is the most important thing to display up front, as apps get closed/opened a lot and this lets you jump instantly back to what you were reading. The featured/new/updated lists act like the site's front page. I have the feed working too, which looks pretty nice in my opinion, very similar to the site. It will have the same filtering functions too when it's done. The library page shows all your bookshelves and you can sort them by name, menu order or story count. Individual bookshelves show a list of the stories in them, with lots of filtering and ordering functions as well as text search. Currently this all works locally but I need a way to call out to the API to do it really....bit WIP there. Story pages themselves are also quite WIP. They show most of the important information, including the list of chapters and, handily, how far you are through reading them which I think is really nice. Currently there's no way to manage stories in your bookshelves or like/dislike them. Chapter pages are basically done. They paginate really well (can be a bit slow on older devices with massive chapters) and the text to speech I find to be really nice. Pretty much everything you see is cached which is why it loads instantly, it just updates in the background too.

    Probably forgetting stuff but let me know what you think.

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  • Saturday
    S5E18 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

    419 comments · 5,121 views
  • Thursday
    Fic Spotlight #17 - Fic Spooklight

    4 comments · 1,281 views
  • 1w, 2d
    S5E17 - Brotherhooves Social

    171 comments · 3,735 views
  • 1w, 3d
    Groups Post - October 2015

    Welp, it's October, so it's finally culturally acceptable again to have a spooky skellington as your avatar picture (lookin' at you, Meeester)

    Also skulltrumpet videos as far as the eye can see, because what even is Halloween without skulltrumpet

    Now here's the somewhat embarrassing part - in a month, it looks like I've only been given three group submissions. Last month we had several times that, and interest has been pretty steady for awhile. This month, I've only got a total of three, and even going through my PM history doesn't turn up any I missed. If you did submit one, and it's not here, bug me about it ASAP and I'll get you added back on, but otherwise I'm just going to chalk this up to a slow month. Too many people getting ready for the SKELETON WAR to worry about what their groups are doing, I dunno.

    Request Criticism

    Request Criticism is a group where you can go and get help with your fanfics. While 'Looking for Editors' and couple other groups exercise in making your story look good, Request Criticism exercises in your story building. What does this mean? Fimfiction lacks a lot of fanfics with good quality. Many writers also want to get better, but they don't know what they're doing wrong. This group is here to help you.

    By joining Request Criticism, you'll learn the does and don'ts, the good and the bad, and proper spelling and grammar. (That's actually another group) We'll also occasionally review fanfics. When we get a certain number of request, we'll give some reviews to a couple of decent stories monthly/weekly. This group is here to make sure you don't fail, and we'll do our best to make sure we know what we're saying before posting.

    Every fanfic, good or bad, has at least one thing that makes it unique. We're here to show you that.

    Write My Fic for Me

    This group is dedicated to bringing your ideas to life. Here you can find people willing to bring your fanfiction ideas to reality. Don't need an idea brought to life? Are you a writer? Then come along and be a part of the team that helps the others with their ideas. All are welcome so come on by today. I'll see you there.

    It's about time that we take our revenge. Let the dark side flow through you. Harm everyone who has harmed you. Join the First Order if you are feeling the need to harm.... You are one of three classes.

    Stormtrooper- One of the normal soldiers

    Admiral- An admin

    Sith Lord- Only two at a time. Margopolo and Ramses are the only Sith currently.

    We will get our revenge here on FIM. And we will build an Empire!

    Nightmare Night

    The night of fear,

    the night of darkness,

    the night your nightmares come true,

    there is no hiding,

    there is no escape,

    nightmare night will come,

    it will bring your fears,

    all of them,

    so you better be ready for nightmare night

    Well, how about that, two groups exclusively about writing and a topical holiday group. Not a bad list, despite the short length. But seriously, don't hesitate to send in groups to be advertised for November! It's free exposure, so you might as well take advantage of it. Even if you've advertised in these before, I don't mind doing repeats as long as I get a new PM each time.

    If you want to submit for November, send me a PM with the following:

    -A link to the group's front page, or FAQ, or rules, or whatever you want people to navigate to

    (I appreciate the thought people put into making clickable links for me, but since I need the actual URL to recreate it for the blog it's actually less work for both of us if you just paste it in the message text raw)

    -A brief, 150-ish word description of what the group's for and why people should join. Keep in mind that this is going to be copied and pasted directly into the blog as written, so try to avoid saying things like "it's a group I created," because then it's going to sound like I, Eldorado, created it.

    I'll accept just about anything, as long as there's not a legal issue that I'm wary of. I also don't accept groups about specific stories or people, but if it's a big universe type setting with multiple authors currently working on stories, then it's usually okay.

    That's all there is for this month, so I'll see you (and hopefully a few more groups) in November!

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  • 1w, 5d
    Reviews! Round 71

    5 comments · 877 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Equestria Girls - Friendship Games

    383 comments · 4,231 views
  • 2w, 2d
    S5E16 - Made in Manehattan

    145 comments · 2,468 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Fic Spotlight #16 - Fics it Now!

    9 comments · 2,034 views
  • 2w, 4d
    S5E15 - Rarity Investigates

    104 comments · 1,718 views
  • 3w, 3d
    Ruirik's "The Regular"

    4 comments · 1,109 views
  • 4w, 2d
    S5E14 - Canterlot Botique

    180 comments · 3,669 views
  • 4w, 4d
    Fic Spotlight #15 - Return of Fic Spotlight

    26 comments · 2,341 views
  • 5w, 2d
    Groups Post - September 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.

    Good day folks,

    The School for New Writers is still alive and kicking and we have a new way to share some writing tips with you in the form of a monthly discussion video cast between some of our professors. This first month's post can be found here and covers a variety of topics from "How to make Characters More Realistic" to "How to show not tell a landscape" and several others in between.

    Some of our other recent topics include a post on exposition tools by Bluegrass Brooke and a lecture on A Tool for Authors: DO IT WRONG ON PURPOSE! by Piquo Pie.

    So remember, if you want to try to improve your writing consider FIMFiction's own School for New Writers, one of the largest groups on the site.

    Feedback for Fics!

    Come and join us to share your stories and give / get meaningful comments! Everyone who joins is guaranteed to get at least one comment on the fic of your choice!

    Stories With Audio Readings

    A group dedicated to helping readers find stories they can listen to. There are already hundreds listed, and more are being added shockingly quickly. If listening, rather than reading, is your thing, you'll be glad you came!

    The Conversion War's Veterans-

    There are many stories about Conversion Bureaus, some good or bad. But this group is somewhat different then the others. We made this group in hope to change the idea of Conversion Bureaus. Where ponies convert humans into ponies, we change it to make humans convert ponies into humans.

    More details are on our group home page. We also allow our forum to be whatever you wish to discuss. We wish for great writers to join us and to create stories based around our idea.


    For fans of The Old Republic game and it's prequels, KOTOR's 1 and 2.

    Talk about the character's you've made, the story ideas you've had, and even team up with other members of the group in SWTOR.


    Do you ever wonder if your strings are getting pulled? Do you feel like a puppet? Well, if you do, then this group is for you! We have fanfics based on any sort of puppeteering or ponies getting their strings pulled. We mainly focus on the FNAF puppet, but we also accept any other Fics!

    Rate my OC

    Have you created a character for a story or ponysona and want a second opinion? Well in that case you can post here, and members of the community will help you improve it. No OC is too daunting for our fearless, if small, group. You can also feel free to discuss OCs in general, as well as the stories they appear in, and just pony stuff that strikes your fancy.

    So what are you waiting for? Start posting your well thought-out and developed characters, so we can help you make them even better!

    Write my fic for me is having a contest at 100 members! This is a contest for everyone for all you great writers or all of those who have great ideas! Show us what you got! Join now and details will be released once we hit 100 members!

    That's it for September. See you next month!

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Originally posted at the Vault on 12/2/11.

If you like good PinkieDash shipping story, look no further! This epic tale brings us along into their dreams and nightmares, as they come closer than they ever expected to be.

[Adventure][Shipping][Tragedy] • 54,300 words

Pinkie Pie's unrequited love for Rainbow Dash reaches a crisis point as she fears the party in her heart has at long last come to an end.

Hit the title for an interview with Butters herself and links to The Party Never Ended on your favorite pony sites, and check out the Vault's Downloads page to grab a copy in your preferred eBook format!

If you're interested in more Butterscotchy goodness and the idea of a mature discussion about sexuality and clopfiction doesn't upset you, check out another interview she did with Doctor Dapples, one of our previous Vault authors. (Fun fact: the good Doctor's interviews with Butterscotch and Coffeebean were part of the inspiration behind including author interviews here at the Vault!)

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Where do you live?

Sydney, Australia.

What kind of work do you do? (i.e. are you a student, do you have a career/day job, etc)

I’m an English teacher at a high school.

How did you discover My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? When did you realize you were a fan of the show?

I saw it on 4chan’s comics board /co/. I kept seeing all this fanart of lesbian ponies and I was just taken aback by the sheer cuteness of it all and I had to watch the show that had inspired the images!

Do you have a favorite episode? [Editor’s note: at the time of this interview, the most recent aired episode was May The Best Pet Win.]

Look Before you Sleep - the best character-driven episode in the series so far, in my opinion. Twi became adorkable and not just a grouch, and the Rarity and Applejack ship set sail!

Who is your favorite character based purely on the canon of the show itself? Would your answer change if you considered the fandom in its entirety (i.e. art, fanfiction, memes, etc)?

Pinkie Pie. I don’t think the answer would change if I considered the fandom as a whole (the only fandom I care about is the stuff that is true to the canon characters anyway) - although I do love Derpy (our very own wall-eyed angel!)

How did you come up with your handle/penname?

It literally came to me out of the blue. I’d decided I wanted to write some FiM fanfiction, and I thought to myself - what’s an adorable name that would be appropriate for the writer of cute and sugary stories starring colourful, magical ponies? “Butterscotch Sundae” was literally the first thing that popped into my head, and I went with it.

Have you written in other capacities (other fandoms, professionally, etc)? When did you first start writing?

I’ve dabbled in writing a few times in my life, some serious stuff and also fanfiction (I used to write Lucky Star fanfiction of all things!), but this is the first time I’ve had the discipline to actually write something worthy of recognition within a fandom.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Gardening too little. Drinking too much.

Who is your favorite author (published or fanfiction)? Do you have a favorite story or novel?

My favourite author for plot and general mind-fuckery is Philip K Dick. For the quality of prose, either Nabakov or Steinbeck. My favourite novel changes all the time, but at the moment it’s probably Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

Stephen King believes that every author has an "ideal reader" - the one person who they write for, the one person whose reactions they care about. Do you have one, and if so, who is it?

I have a lot of respect for Stephen King - he’s the one writer who seems to be able to talk about writing with a complete lack of pretentiousness. An ideal reader? I’d have to say it’s a burnt out individual like myself who longs for romance, cuteness and magic in their real life, and for whom the adorable adventures of candy-coloured equines offers them the perfect escape from the “bluh”ness of our own world.

Do you have any tips for aspiring writers, or writers who are struggling with their own stories?

This is an extremely annoying piece of advice that all aspiring and struggling writers get, and I used to hate getting it, but the truth of it cannot be avoided - WRITE. You must write as much as you can, every day, to get yourself into the discipline of producing words. Never, ever be one of those individuals who calls themselves a “writer” and who constantly talks about writing but never does any.

What is your typical writing process? (Do you work through multiple drafts, do you have any prereaders/editors, etc?)

I used to write a handwritten copy, but now I type the first draft straight into a digital document. I think the writing you produce is different when you do it this way, but I haven’t decided how it’s different exactly and whether it produces material that’s better or worse than handwriting. All I know is that it saves an awful lot of typing stuff up, which I hate!

What inspired you to write The Party Hasn’t Ended?

A friend of mine (OK, he’s called Auraion on DA and CANDYBAG on 4chan’s /co/ *shudder*) asked me to write a Pinkie-Dash shipping story.

Did you run into any tough spots or challenges when writing The Party Hasn’t Ended?

Party was originally intended to be a one-shot, ending with Pinkie destroying her secret monthly party for Dash and Dash never learning that she was in love with her. But then I decided that I didn’t want to end it on such a sad note, and wrote another part - and then another - and another, until ended up as more a novel than a fanfic! So I guess the challenge was actually getting the plot to a place where Dash and Pinkie being together made sense, and for that to happen it turns out a lot of drama and adventure had to happen!

When you set out to write The Party Hasn’t Ended, did you have any specific messages or themes in mind?

There is no place so dark that the power of love cannot illuminate the way out.

Where can readers drop you a line?

You can email me on, or come and see me at! I actually reply to people’s comment or questions (although it can take me a while sometimes, for which I apologise in advance...)

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I hope you enjoy the story!

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#1 · 182w, 13h ago · · ·

I totally hate PinkieDash, but I've got that fic on my to-read-list since... ever? I don't think I can put it longer aside... hm.

#2 · 182w, 12h ago · · ·

"I actually reply to people’s comment or questions"

so true, she is awesome, replies every comment.


#3 · 182w, 12h ago · · ·

This story made me cry, I'm not ashamed to admit.:fluttercry:

ALL MY PINKIEDASH FEELS!! :pinkiesad2::rainbowkiss:

#4 · 182w, 11h ago · · ·

Yay, go Butterscotch, and I did enjoy the stories!

#5 · 182w, 11h ago · · ·

There is a fimfiction post of this i think.

The Party Hasn't Ended

#6 · 182w, 11h ago · · ·

BCS' stories really are fun to read. This one was included. What a big fic.

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#7 · 182w, 10h ago · · ·


Thanks for the reminder, failcraft.

The post here and over at the Vault has been updated with the FIMFic link (the story wasn't here when I did the interview back in December - sorry everyone!).

#8 · 182w, 10h ago · · ·

This one has a permanent spot on my top ten list. I read it ages ago before I even came to FIMFiction, when I saw it on EqD. I'm so glad it got uploaded here as well. The story in general was good, but there was one part towards the end that really sticks out in my mind and always makes me smile. I'll refrain from getting too spoilery, but suffice to say it involves Dash and singing. If you've read the story, you know what I mean. :raritywink::heart:

#9 · 182w, 8h ago · · ·

It was the first full-length fanfic I've ever read

It's not as deep as Eternal and not as cutesy as Allegrezza but is unique in its own way

The story is unbelievably epic for what seems like a romance

#10 · 182w, 8h ago · · ·


I tend to hate that ship too, but The Party Hasn't Ended is still one of my favorite fan fictions. It's definitely worth the time it takes to read.

#11 · 182w, 7h ago · · ·


i dont really hate that particular pairing; its more like i have a hard to getting myself to read anything that doesnt involve one or any combination of twilight, celestia and luna to a high degree. mentioning this cause i've also had that fic on my 'to-read' list for ages, would have taken it of the list ages ago if it wasent written by one of my favorite authors :twilightsheepish:

#12 · 182w, 5h ago · · ·

This story is in my top ten list permanently, as in it will never be taken off, ever.

#13 · 182w, 4h ago · · ·

This is the fanfic that got me into shipping. Because of it I have Pinkiedash as part of my permanent headcanon. Also one the first fanfics i ever read. Not mlp fanfics, fanfics in general.

#14 · 181w, 6d ago · · ·

I haven't finished 'The Party hasn't ended' yet. Nothing wrong with the story itself, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Also in no small part that PinkieDash isn't exactly my favorite ship. I have this weird thing where if two ponies are too similar in some way I don't like the ship.

Anyway, it's also nice to get some insight into Butterscotch.

#15 · 181w, 5d ago · · ·

I'm waiting for the rest of "Much Ahoof About Nothing".

#16 · 181w, 4d ago · · ·

I was a reader on deviantart of Butterscotch's stories before I came here. How lame it may seem, I found my liking toward MLP fanfics from her stories. I really thought they were great and read them and thought, "It may seem strange that I enjoy this, but its all in good fun."

Thank you Butterscotch Sundae  :eeyup:

She's even what made me attempt at writing. :derpytongue2:

#17 · 181w, 1d ago · · ·

I've read quite a few ButterScotch stories.

Aaaandd... I didn't like them, I'm all for shipping no matter what it is. But maaaann, did Butters' stories really do nothing for me. I found RagingSemi's stories more enjoyable.

Plus, she have a very weird online ego, I don't know if it's just me, but I found it rather disturbing when I read one of her stories where herself makes out with her OC during an interview that she made up.

I don't see what people see in her, but you can keep on reading. I also don't like it when people pretend to be their OC's/Persona's, which Butters' does a lot.

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