Welcome to the FimFiction group for The Conversion Bureau!

We have many many talented writers among us, and here is one of the many places we can share what tales and stories we can see in this scenario! We've been a community of friends and writers for almost a over several years now, and we plan to keep going!

Anyone is allowed to submit stories to the group, so have at it -- the only rule is that it has to be a TCB story! (That is, set in a world where Conversion Bureaus are a thing.)

The only reason we've gotten to be so big is because we always have more writers joining us out of the blue, so if you feel like you have an idea for a story, just write it down and post it. We'll try and give you constructive criticism to help you improve your writing skills and storymaking. From complete novices to fully fledged novelists, everyone is encouraged to participate.

We occasionally run writing events, so keep an ear out!

There are many folders (detailed below) and classification is up to the Author initially, but incorrectly-attributed stories may be moved or removed by a group admin.


Pending Approval: The new incoming folder for all stories that users wish to add to the group. The same standards apply as before, so any previously rejected stories may not be resubmitted. After review by an administrator or a contributor, all approved stories will be added to their appropriate folders.

Stories by Universe: Stories by specific authors within settings of their own design. A myriad assortment of tales await within each of these unique settings.

Emergence Stories: Stories which feature the events surrounding the collision of Equestria and Earth, and the culture clash that results.

Conversion Bureau Experience: Stories that follow characters as they interact with the experience of undergoing Conversion or helping others do so.

Conversion Bureau Adventure: Stories featuring characters within the greater world of TCB, and what secrets the new, unified worlds might hold.

Post-TCB: Stories which explore the concept of a world after the events of a TCB setting have occurred.

Featured Stories: Stories which best display the talents behind the authors in the TCB universe go here. One per customer.

Main: Original primary folder for all TCB stories. Due to the Pending Approval folder, this folder will remain locked for archival purposes.


Finally, this group is one that is for the fostering of a cooperative, friendly and safe creative environment. To that end, any user found to be harassing another will be asked to stop twice. If they fail to heed the second warning, or they have three incidents of harassment, then they will be removed from the group. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Depending on the nature of the incident, the user(s) in question may be reported to Knighty and/or Poultron at administrator discretion. For clarification, harassment is defined as insulting another user personally on faith, sexual orientation, gender, or any other qualifying attribute; If a user asks you to stop, or that they consider a comment of yours harassment, do not take it upon yourself to reply or retaliate. An impartial, uninvolved administrator will handle the incident as quickly as possible.


Resources:

IRC: Walkthrough here if you don't know how to connect to the chat room.

irc.lightirc.com

irc.geekshed.net

Channel: #TCB

Current Ponychan thread: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/res/72569.html

Conversion Bureau Wiki: Here (under construction)

Compilation post on Equestria Daily: Here

Midnight Shadow's TCB guide: Here

Midnight Shadow's Story Compilation Document: Here

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#82 · 5w, 6d ago · · ·

>>409453 You're welcome!

Just another word of warning too, like Fallout: Equestria fanfics, don't be discouraged if you get alot of down-votes on a story as TCB has quite the hatedom. Or comments about people wanting to see the ponies die in various horrible ways.

But yeah, there's no one true 'verse/lore in TCB aside from the "people changing into ponies", so feel free to get creative with what you want to do, what time it is set in, what happens, that kinda thing! Just because many other prominent ones have a oft dystopian/dying Earth in the future setting doesn't mean you have to go that route either unless you want to! :twilightsmile:

#81 · 5w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

>>409446 Well, thank you. I've always thought it was a whole universe with lore, like Fallout: Equestria fics. I've actually had been thinking about writing something like this, and then I heard about the Conversion Bureau. I'll give it a shoot when there's time, old wreck or no,

#80 · 5w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

>>409357 At it's core, it's just people turning into ponies, oft focusing on dealing with changes in their lives, exploration of identity, what really makes someone themselves, that kind of thing, with a bit of (ok, ALOT) wish-fulfillment thrown in. Often in many fics the world itself is undergoing changes, and so it explores what happens with that as well. All depends on who you ask really, it has many different 'verses and meanings to different people.

Another bit of note is that these fanfics have been around since the very first season of MLP: FiM, so naturally alot of stuff hasn't aged well, but then again how many fanfics have? Another thing is it's been rather dead in past years, aside from trollfics, Call of Duty: Humans Fuck Yeah and slaughterfics of zombie strawmares that crop up from time to time. Do take also note that some people get frothing mad about TCB fanfics, especially if you enjoy or write them (aside from the aforementioned trollfics and FPS in fanfic formats), and that over the span of FIVE years, there has been TOO much ideological drama over these over people changing into ponies (but still people, just in pony bodies) of all things!

That said, if you can somehow tiptoe around the smoldering wrecks of past flamewars, there's some enjoyable (if sometimes thought-provoking) gems lying around in the ashes. Again though, that's just if you ask me. :twilightsmile:

#79 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·

What is The Conversion Bureau?

#78 · 41w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>401740 How come they're not on FIMFiction? Can I place them there? I'll ask the writer on Equestria Daily for permission.

#77 · 41w, 3d ago · · ·

>>401666

The Conversion Bureau. :twilightsheepish:

...

I'm not even kidding, let me see if I can dig it up for you.

Here: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-conversion-bureau.html

#76 · 41w, 5d ago · · ·

What is the name of the very FIRST Conversion Bureau story?

#75 · 48w, 1d ago · 4 · ·

Said i wanted to make  a BIG song about the Conversion Bureau and finally completed this. All the many credits are in the description and thanks to all those (musicians, artists, voice actors) who contributed and took part.

#74 · 59w, 2d ago · · ·

Midnight's

proofreading and

editing service

PM me with any requests

:twilightsmile:

#73 · 60w, 5d ago · · ·

Hey guys, can I ask something?

I'm gonna make a TCB scenario for Plague Inc.: Evolved, and will give have three paths, for signifying three famous TCB stories (The Other Side of the Spectrum, Blaze's original unfinished and similar stories, and Dying Earth path)

If you guys got Steam, please help. PM me to know.

Now, back to topic with fimficitons...

Has anyone written a TCB story with the humans actually winning?

#72 · 82w, 5d ago · 2 · 1 ·

Ain't nobody written a story about people or ponies being converted into lemons yet.

I think it's a good idea.

#71 · 90w, 3h ago · · ·

Join rainbow dash forever so come on over y'all :ajsmug:

#70 · 94w, 6d ago · · ·

The golden serum in the banner, which story is that from? Or is it just decorative?

#69 · 110w, 3d ago · · ·

Can you remove my story from this folder?

#68 · 110w, 5d ago · · ·

How should I begin a conversion bureau story?

My main idea is that some sort of monster from beyond the stars comes to Equestria, and begins converting ponies into Nanites, which is what the monster is made of. The ponies have to figure out how to reverse the conversion process, since people are the only beings that can kill this particular monster.

#67 · 112w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

>>352159

A couple threads talk about this but the original is not regarded as well made even thought the concept stuck. I'd recommend reading the "First Year" as a that's a good general overview of the themes of that microverse and is pretty neutral in tone.

#66 · 116w, 23h ago · · ·

Seeing a lot of "the conversion bureau" stories and was wondering which one should I start with? Which one kicked off all the stories?

#65 · 126w, 2d ago · 7 · 4 ·

>>341757

Alternate Conversion Bureau but basicly TCB with humans VS ponies and war. Kinda bland after the 50th human vs story really.

#64 · 126w, 3d ago · · ·

>>308475  dafuq is ACB???

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