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Lazy Gray


The oldest blank flank in Equestria.

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  • 22 weeks
    December Fanfic PSA

    I keep seeing this in stories that reference the holidays, and I need to help clear it up:

    The holiday is Hearth's Warming. Hearth's Warming Eve is the day before. Just like Christmas and Christmas Eve.

    Okay? Okay.

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  • 153 weeks
    Ceffyl Dwr

    If you hadn't encountered their stories here, Ceffyl Dwr had quite a talent for writing. I had not read enough of their stories but the ones I did read were fine works. From Here You Can See it All in particular was exceptionally moving, and I went back to it several times in spite of the tears it brought forth.

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    4 comments · 300 views
  • 186 weeks
    Reporting FimFic users

    I don't mean to question the FimFic admins, but why isn't there an option to report users for "not finishing that story I like and really really really want the ending to"? :fluttershysad: I'm not saying writers should be banned from the site until they finish those stories, but surely they can be abducted and locked in cells with nothing but word processors, or something...

    3 comments · 147 views
  • 242 weeks
    Fire the Non-Canons!

    There was a story here on FimFic a couple of days ago, but it's gone now. Its plot isn't important here, except it revolved around Celestia having a centuries-old bias. The story was competently written, had a theme and a message it explored, got featured, had views and a pretty average thumbs-up to thumbs-down ratio; all standard stuff.

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    3 comments · 178 views
  • 275 weeks
    Heat death

    Scientists still don't know for sure where our universe is going. And, unless magic results from currently undiscovered forces, Equestria's universe clearly differs from our own. But the current prevailing theory for the end of our universe is heat death: energy equally distributed everywhere. Absolute order. Maximum entropy. The universe will end cold, lifeless, and eternally inert.

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Sep
22nd
2017

Fire the Non-Canons! · 3:41am Sep 22nd, 2017

There was a story here on FimFic a couple of days ago, but it's gone now. Its plot isn't important here, except it revolved around Celestia having a centuries-old bias. The story was competently written, had a theme and a message it explored, got featured, had views and a pretty average thumbs-up to thumbs-down ratio; all standard stuff.

The next day all hell had broken loose. I happened to check back on it and the number of thumbs-downs had skyrocketed, and the comments section was charitably described as a feces tempest. I did not thoroughly read the comments (I have enough drama in my life without exposing myself to more, thanks) so it's possible there was more, but it seemed that most of the vitriol centered around how out of character it was for Celestia to hold a grudge.

That is bullshit.

Look, this author didn't just make something up, like "Twilight's a homophobe because that's what my story needs." Celestia's mindset was well explained within the story, which is all the author had to do. If that mindset doesn't gel with a reader's perception of Celestia as an all-knowing all-loving shining deity of perfection and harmony that's a difference of perspective, not a matter of right vs. wrong.

Authors are free to take liberties with the world and characters to tell their own stories. That happens all the time here. I've read FimFic stories in alternate universes including wars, steampunk, and far future, and stories that cross over with humans, movies, even video games. Stories where characters act differently from the show, because the world they inhabit is different from the show's. Hell, how many authors on this site have written the Mane 6 as lesbians, which has never been canonically established, so they can be shipped? How many of those stories get floods of negative ratings and outraged comments explaining how that could never happen?

Every single day there are featured stories that don't strictly follow the show. That's why this site is here. If the only stories allowed were strictly canon it would be called FimTranscripts.

Criticizing a story for poor writing is one thing. Criticizing it because you disagree with it is wrong. And if you do disagree with a story, the author isn't wrong and you aren't right, so don't be a righteous prick about it.

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Comments ( 3 )

If I could upvote blogs, I'd upvote this one.

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I'd say you could post a link, but I used a Bad Word here and linking to this would be tantamount to saying swearing is good.

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Pfft. Also linking it would make everybody start the debate again. I had to delete my own most recent blog post to get people to shut up already about it. :facehoof:

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