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  • 2 weeks
    AShadowOfCygnus' "Cold Light" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    Today's story might offer up some cold comfort.


    Cold Light
    [Dark] [Human] [Sad] • 3,209 words
    [Note: This story contains sexual themes.]

    Even in our darkest moments, the stars shine coldly down — distant and remote, but bright in the blackness. Refuse them, shut them out, and they remain. Let them in, and they may convince you of the warmth in their embrace.

    This is not a story about stars.

    This is a story about people and ponies, and what they visit on each other in moments of darkness.

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    4 comments · 1,411 views
  • 6 weeks
    SpinelStride's "Rarified Airs" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    Take flight into an alternate Equestria in today's story.

    Rarified Airs
    [Adventure] [Alternate Universe] • 44,226 words

    When the Windigos attacked, the ponies had to find a way to put an end to the distrust and anger that fed the frozen fiends. The unicorns found a way. No more earth ponies, no more pegasi, no more problem.

    A thousand years later, Princess Twilight Sparkle thinks that her ancestors may have made a mistake. Fortunately, she knows a way to test her hypothesis. She names that way 'Rainbow Dash.'

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    3 comments · 1,349 views
  • 20 weeks
    Codex Ex Equus' "Changeling Courtship Rituals" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    You'll fall in love with today's story before you know it.


    Changeling Courtship Rituals
    [Romance] [Comedy] • 38,574 words

    For years, Twilight Sparkle and Queen Chrysalis have been at each other's throats. Both have experienced victory over the other, and both have experienced defeat. Out of all the creatures in Equestria, none despise each other the way the pony Princess and changeling Queen do. They seemed destined to remain locked in battle forever, or at least until one is finally dead at the hooves of the other. The cruel insults, the vicious loathing, and the powerful spells that have passed back and forth between them at each meeting have become the stuff of legend.

    Imagine Twilight's surprise when she finds out changelings consider this dating.

    And now they're married.

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    14 comments · 3,684 views
  • 21 weeks
    Fimfiction Patreon

    Hey guys,

    You may have already noticed with "patreon sponsor" badges in the last half day or so. I've been slowly rolling this out to make sure there isn't any breakage hopefully, but since it all seems to have worked so far I'm officially announcing it.

    Fimfiction now has a patreon! The main reward you can get from supporting to the site is an ad-free experience.

    You can find out more on our Patreon page on the site: https://www.fimfiction.net/patreon or by going directly to our Patreon Page

    80 comments · 3,454 views
  • 23 weeks
    Fimfiction Issue Tracker

    Hey guys,

    Held off a bit on posting this as a site post because I didn't want it to get flooded while we were fixing things, but I think the site is now in a fairly good place so I can post this. We now have an issue tracker on Github that you can submit issues to.

    Issue Tracker

    You will have to register on Github to post issues.

    Please read the frontpage before adding issues.

    Many thanks!

    97 comments · 3,302 views
  • 23 weeks
    Post-update

    Hey guys,

    So, there were indeed a lot of issues with this update. There was such a vast amount of code change with this update that my testing didn’t catch some of the specific config issues that appeared especially with some slightly older iPads and such. I apologise for all of the woes. I appreciate that such times can be frustrating as a user who just wants to read some pony fics, but just know they are just as frustrating for us as developers who have poured months of work into these updates.

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    633 comments · 11,392 views
  • 26 weeks
    Correct the Record winners: Aragón's "Evil Is Easy, Governing is Harder" and HoofBitingActionOverload's "Spring is Dumb" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    My apologies for the lateness of this feature posting. Rest assured, I have sacked myself. -Ed.

    Our recent "Correct the Record" contest asked readers to help us choose authors whose previously spotlighted stories weren't the best showcase of their writing strengths.  Today, we're offering a double feature with two of our three contest winners!


    Evil is Easy, Governing is Harder
    [Adventure] [Comedy] • 18,246 words

    One day, just like that, Celestia decides she's going to go mad with power.

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    14 comments · 1,531 views
  • 35 weeks
    Radio Everypony Ru Interview (today)

    Hey guys,

    I'm going to be doing an interview segment on Radio Everypony Ru. Actually the first time I've done one in several years, so, kind of a rarity I guess. The quote below has links to audio streams and chat so that you can listen/chat if you're interested. If you want to watch/listen at a later date, you can check out the youtube recording at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQaHo8kJlai2ELfRQH_o6FA

    https://radio.everypony.ru/64 - 64 kbps stream
    https://radio.everypony.ru/128 - 128 kbps stream
    https://radio.everypony.ru/320 - 320 kbps stream
    http://radio-everypony-ru.chatovod.ru/id0969944 - live radio chat

    Also, one can listen to us on http://ponyvillelive.com/ or via hoofsounds

    Time:
    5pm GMT
    8pm MSK
    1pm EST
    10am PST

    The interview will have lots of answers to interesting questions I hope, so do listen in if you're at all interested.


    The recording is now available:

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    28 comments · 1,737 views
  • 36 weeks
    Everfree NW Scribblefest Contest Ending Soon!

    Hey everypony! Only a few hours remain for the Everfree NW Scribblefest 2017! Get your Scribblestories (totally stealing that from Novel-Idea) in as soon as possible! Feeling cramped for time? Need to do some last minute edits? Now's the time!

    For those of you that still need to submit, here's the link to our Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/aAtOQEHtvsKSE5PA2

    Want to try to pump out a 2000-6000 word story in less than 10 hours? Here's the rules and regs: Scribblefest 2017 Rules, Regs, and requirements!

    Good luck everyone! We are so excited and looking forward to seeing all of your awesome stories!

    17 comments · 1,390 views
  • 43 weeks
    Arrival

    You know, there comes a moment when you just need to rebrand. To shack off the shackles of previous incarnations of failed ideas. Mozilla have been brave enough to rebrand no longer as a web dinosaur (ugh, how nerdy and obselete) and usher in a new age of sleek, modern, hip, pop visual design with their new logo. You can see their stunning work here https://blog.mozilla.org/opendesign/arrival/

    You'll notice they also include lots of "memes" to show how new and cool the logo is.

    Well, we at Fimfiction are not going to be left behind. This is why I am proud to present the new Fimfiction logo!

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    219 comments · 6,329 views
Apr
30th
2013

Site Post » [Poll] Let's Talk About You! · 10:05pm 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.)

Report RBDash47 · 16,365 views ·
Comments ( 231 )

Just got done filling it out. :rainbowkiss:

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.

Aaannd ready to print! :pinkiehappy:

In OSes.
X Other (really?)

y that rlly

I'm sexy. Nothing more to say.

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

Finished. *hugs RBDash47 for some unknown reason*

1045101 how interesting. I am also incredibly sexy.

"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.

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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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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
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Maybe you guys should be friends?

10451361045139 I don't believe Burton was involved in Coraline... :applejackunsure:

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

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

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).

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

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

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:

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.

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?

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:

1045159impawards.com/2009/posters/coraline_ver34_xlg.jpg
From the director of Nightmare Before Christmas.

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

1045145
"Don't just talk about Love & Tolerance; live it as best you can."
—Unknown Anon in /b/ brony thread December 2011

RBDash47
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1045174
It's cool.

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

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

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:

1045171 Hey man, I'm just following orders.

RBDash47
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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.

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.

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

10451741045164 That was Henry Selick who directed Nightmare not effing Burton who only PRODUCED it! :facehoof:

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

Comment posted by RBDash47 deleted Apr 30th, 2013

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

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

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.

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

RBDash47
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1045227
It is kinda funny; I never paid attention myself until a few years ago. Poor Henry Selick!

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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