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  • 7 weeks
    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a great Christmas full of lots of food and fun times. Also ponies

    ~From everyone on staff

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  • 29 weeks

    I will be at galacon this weekend so if you see me feel to say hi!

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  • 33 weeks
    MLP BOX T-Shirt Contest

    Hey guys, MLP BOX are doing a competition for a t-shirt design to be included in one of their boxes, and since I know we have a mix of people here including artists, we thought it'd be a good idea to promote them so you guys can get in on it too. Below you can find more information about the contest: and MLP BOX have launched the first in a series of "Design a MLP T-shirt" contests over on  The winning design, voted on by site visitors,  will not only be featured on a shirt but the winning designer will also win $1000 dollars pending approval of their design by Hasbro.   Second and Third Place will also receive a cash prize.  All winning designs will be printed and be made available in t-shirt form for sale through the Brony website.

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  • 40 weeks
    Patreon & Survey Follow Up

    First of all, reminder that we have a Patreon you can find at . Apparently a lot of people didn't know we had one so there it is. $5 will remove ads on the site for you. I'll be making the Patreon page more prominent in relevant areas of the site soon to make sure people actually know it exists.

    Thanks everyone for filling in the survey last night. We had over 5,000 responses and I did in fact read every single comment left as they were coming in and finished reading them this morning. It seems there are a few features which we would potentially be interested in making premium features (part of the $5+ patreon rewards).

    • Custom emoticons you can upload
    • Custom titles / colours
    • Animated avatars
    • Avatar border frames
    • Extra themes
    • Custom CSS
    • Higher tier patreon rewards that let you “gift” premium?
    • Mass story download
    • Banners
    • Automatic day/night theme selector
    • Free advertising slots?

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  • 54 weeks
    Announcing the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest Official Start!

    Greetings Aspiring Writers!

    Everfree Northwest, Seattle's premier pony convention is known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom. As part of that, we run an online writing contest every year: The Everfree NW Scribblefest! Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    This year, we’re offering the winners a $10 Amazon gift code, as well as mentions across a bunch of sources of media that Everfree NW utilizes to tell people about your awesome story!

    This year’s prompt is: Family Trees: Roots, Branches, and Leaves


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  • 58 weeks
    Happy New Year

    Have a good 2018.

    - From everyone on the team.

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  • 59 weeks
    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a great day, wherever you are and however you celebrate Christmas / the holiday season in general!

    I was working on a cool 3d project for the site but unfortunately I never really had time to turn it into something useful. Have a screenshot anyway!

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  • 60 weeks
    Regarding leaked content

    Since there has been some confusion on the site message I somewhat hastily put up, I thought I'd post a blog post to explain things a bit better.

    As most of you probably know by now, yesterday a lot of confidential information regarding future episodes, seasons, generations, emails, etc was pulled from an FTP server. As with leaked episodes (and in fact, episodes in general or other links to copyrighted content) our policy is to not permit it to be posted. Discussion of the content, however, is acceptable. Infringement of these rules will be dealt with the same way we've dealt with posting of leaked episodes in the past.

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  • 67 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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  • 71 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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Site Post » Fic Spotlight #08 · 2:51am Jun 6th, 2014

Hi guys. It's been a while, hasn't it? How are the kids? The grandkids? The endless line of your descendants who wandered onward into the grave while we, unhindered by the excesses of time, sat in ageless observation?

Oh, wait. It's, uh... only been a couple weeks I guess.

Seemed like it was longer.

Anyhow, now that Finals season's approaching definitely certainly dead, The Royal Guard is starting to mobilize once more. Fear not, citizens. There shall always be horsewords, so long as the strong defend the weak from the tyranny of the other strong.

First, here are some links:

-The Royal Guard Group
-Submit Your Story!
-The Royal Guard's Reviewing Omnibus
-Join The Guard!


Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, accidentally travels to Equestria after being attacked in the Nevernever. Twilight is none too amused with their newest 'guest', but trouble is brewing. Somepony is planning something sinister and the mane six may need Dresden's help however little some of them want it.

Will I like this? Are you a fan of MLP? Are you a fan of The Dresden Files? If you answered yes to both, then this is a must read! If you only answered yes to one of them, I'd still suggest you check this one out. "Strange Friends" is a well-written crossover filled with great suspense, action, and banter, all while meshing these two very different series together in a believable manner. It's a wonderful read! —DemPonies

Racing through the snow, wind and ice.

A poisoned pony’s life on the line.

Will Fluttershy be able to save Pinkie Pie’s life? Or will a price have to be paid?

Will I like this? What could have been a clichéd old chestnut turns out instead to be a beautiful, poignant story, by virtue of the author's elegant writing. If you're looking for something happy, you should probably stay away; otherwise, dive right in. —R5h

This is a story about a child
a spoon
and change

Will I like this? A subtly dark but altogether sweet little story about a girl with some real emotional turmoil—turmoil gone unnoticed by anyone who might actually help, until now. It plays first-person perspective like a harp and tugs on the heartstrings and headstrings both. —Burraku_Pansa

Berry Punch, her short-term memory in tatters, awakens one morning in Ponyville Hospital. It will take three of her best friends—Aqua Lung, Luminous Spark and Minty Shake—to help her remember what happened, and to assuage the doubts she's been feeling recently in relation to her close call.

Will I like this? Now, this is how you get the most out of less than two thousand words. This story is short, but there's a lot happening and a lot of character to go around. —R5h

I'm stuck in Equestria, which reminds me of the dark ages. Instead of internet and fast-food, I have Rainbow Dash. She's been asked to help me learn to fit in... I'd like a refund.

I suppose we got off to a good start, aside from being told that after all I'd done I'd never see Earth again. So long as I can look on the bright side of life, and not get arrested for running pranks on everypony with Dash, I might just survive long enough to find my purpose in Equestria. So help me, however, if I get any vegetable related cutie marks I will choke a Princess.

Will I like this? Even though it's a sequel, Dash of Humanity 2: A New Dawn stands strong on its own. This story is an enjoyable read with a pleasant blend of romance, comedy, and slice of life. It's worth a look even if you aren't a fan of HiE stories. —Lab

Rainy weather and a looming deadline drive Twilight Sparkle up the walls and Spike out of the tree. Only Pinkie Pie can save the day, by introducing the reluctant librarian to an unexpected new hobby. Astoundingly, sex does not ensue.

Will I like this? During our review process, this story made three jaded, cynical prereaders giggle like idiots. 'Nuff said. —Prak

Twilight Sparkle definitely learned her lesson from her last time-travel experience. This one's not her fault. Really. Sometimes nature can be... annoying.

Will I like this? Typical Twilight experiment gone wrong, but the way that it just keeps getting more and more out of hoof is a perfect blend of funny, clever, and... Twilight being Twilight. I found myself laughing the whole way through. This is an exceptionally clever story that you won't want to miss —BronyWriter

I, The Great and Powerful Trixie, have been reduced to performing magic tricks in a Trottingham tavern. One would think I'd never sink this low, but it's not as bad as it could be. The food is good, the beds are soft, and the company plentiful. The only problem? I'm stuck here until I earn enough bits to buy another caravan so I can get back on the road where I belong.

So imagine my delight when one evening, a conpony walks through the door and starts cheating at cards. It was a golden opportunity: a chance to line my purse, play the heroine, and teach an amateur magician a thing or two about misdirection.

I had a perfect plan. My only mistake was getting a friend involved.

Will I like this? A nice little Trixie story tht keeps her believably in character, yet at the same time takes her places that few have dared to. It's really worth your time, especially if you like some nice romantic drama type stuff. —BronyWriter

While at a slumber party telling spooky stories, Twilight learns of one story that is supposedly true, and just has to investigate...

Will I like this? I've always been a fan of stories about stories—I've never metafiction I didn't like, after all—and Synchronicity offers just that with its examination of ghost story tropes. Well, not just that: there's a tight plot, a great relationship in the making, pitch-perfect characterization, and a nice spooky atmosphere to tie it all together. Basically, give it a shot; you won't regret the read. —R5h

Six years after her ascension to princesshood, Twilight and Spike have started to grow apart. Spike starts to fear what age will do to him, and he comes to the realization that he must tell Twilight a shocking truth before it's too late.

What he doesn't know is that his decision will change everything.

Will I like this? This Gift is an interesting take on how the relationship between Spike and Twilight might develop in several years. The hopes and fears of the characters feel very real, and I found myself wondering how things would turn out. —Lab

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Comments ( 30 )

You know what happened to me when I started reading too much fanfiction?

Good to see our tyrannical overlords beloved masters are still alive and kicking. Well, I'm not sure about the 'kicking' part, but regardless it's great to see the horsewords are still getting showcased. :pinkiehappy:

~The lizardman now has an ace up his sleeve to get a story into the royal guard *cackles evilly*

And here I thought I was going to bed before breakfast.:facehoof:

I've read A Hiccup in Time before, it's pretty awesome, but then again it's hard to go wrong with Twilight being Twilight.:twilightsmile:

final season to what? the mlp show? cant be true because hasbro studios announced that they had the next five years planned out for the show. unless of course im overreacting and you're not talking about it at all

School final exams are wrapping up, I believe is what was meant.

Might want to mention that the Dresden Fillies: Strange Friends has a sequel.

Cool stories, bro.

:twilightblush: Couldn't resist, mate.

Hey, KitsuneRisu! Seems like only yesterday we were featured side by side in Slice of Life, doesn't it?
We should make this a trend :ajsmug:

Hey, I recalled submitting a thing for this, but me or bluecat never got a rejection letter or anything. :ajbemused:

I thought this was for SFW stories only?


What do you mean?

Nice story suggestions.

I was not at all impressed with Don't Give Up; I never really connected to the central character at all. It was trying to go for the easy feels - suicide victim, friends help them - but I have no connection to any of them and the story never gave me any reason to care about any of them.


I read Synchronicity a while back.

I normally don't bother with anything under 30k. Shorter stories usually don't pull me into the character's situation and out of my world the same way that a novel-length fic would. Truthfully, this wasn't an exception, but for what it is, I found it to very interesting, and rather unique to the fandom.

It's a good read, even if it's outside my comfort-zone.

Can we just put a thing up there that says "Pascoite" every time so people know to just go read all of his stuff?

On a more serious note running off that not-serious idea, why not have something like an author spotlight at the same time as the fic spotlight? Find an author who repeatedly has shown the ability to make stories of the highest quality. Ask them a few questions, beg them to tell us their writing secrets, and highlight their top stories. That would be really cool.

Also, how long does it take to get a response after we submit something to The Royal Guard? I saw two weeks somewhere else but it's been a month and I'm curious.


If it's taken longer than usual, it's because most of us have been busy with finals. Things should soon start getting back to normal though, if they haven't already.

Ahh, The Dresden Fillies. I thoroughly enjoyed that story :pinkiehappy:







*cough hack cough*

Thanks guys for giving me more awesome stories to read, even if I'm quickly losing my sanity in the process.

I've never metafiction I didn't like, after all





A nice little Trixie story tht keeps her

"tht" should be "that", no?

Well, there's a few more stories I can put in my "watch later" list.

On a more serious note running off that not-serious idea, why not have something like an author spotlight at the same time as the fic spotlight? Find an author who repeatedly has shown the ability to make stories of the highest quality. Ask them a few questions, beg them to tell us their writing secrets, and highlight their top stories. That would be really cool.

They do have author interviews every so often. see this recent interview

How does one get their story spot-lighted?

They say if it happens 3 times, the world will end. :twistnerd:

There's a link to the submission form at the top of this post. You can also find a link on the group page.

2184057 Thanks. I really don't know how I overlooked that. :facehoof:

What is this day and age where no dark fics are included in a fic spotlight.

I just finished tarnished and I only have one thing to say
'takes sip of tea'

wow, just wow
I am now both intrigued and disgusted by this fic.
9/10 I say

2186814 this has broken me, I am dead.

2188821 it's too funny, I wasn't made to be able to withstand this. Capacitors have been overloaded, I can't breathe I'm dying laughing .

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