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  • 21 weeks
    Jinglemas 2022!

    Jinglemas is the annual tradition on Fimfiction to exchange stories around the holidays with users on the site. This single event allows all Fimfiction users to come together and celebrate the reason for the season. Ponies!

    Enroll in this Secret-Santa-style gift exchange to request a holiday themed story, to be written secretly by another participant during the month of December. And in turn, you will be tasked with writing someone else's request. Then all the stories will be exchanged at Christmas! Simplicity itself! Thanks to the hard work of the Breezies, everyone will be ensured to get their gift!

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  • 48 weeks
    Phishing Awareness

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this?

    And then you magically find yourself in a suspiciously familiar site, except that you're not logged in, and it requires you to do so?

    Well. Don't log in. This is a scam, and a cheap one at that. 

    There've been recent attempts to obtain Fimfiction users’ personal data, like passwords and/or emails through links like the one I'm making fun of above. And a distressing amount of people don't seem to know what phishing attempts are.

    If you HAVE entered a site like this and put in your data, make sure to follow these basic steps at least.

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  • 60 weeks
    All Our Best [Royal Canterlot Library]

    As should be obvious from 15 months without a feature, life has taken the Royal Canterlot Library curators in different directions. While there’s still plenty of awesome stories being written in the My Little Pony fandom, we’re no longer actively working to spotlight them, and it’s time to officially draw the project to a close.

    Thank you for all of your support, suggestions, and comments over the years. We’re grateful to have been able to share seven years of exemplary stories with you, and give more insight into the minds behind them. In the spirit of the project, please keep reading and recommending fantastic fics to friends—the community is enriched when we all share what we love.

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  • 64 weeks
    Jinglemas 2021 has come to a close!

    Jinglemas had 114 stories written and exchanged this year!
    You can read them all here, in the Jinglemas 2021 folder!

    Jhoira wrote The Hearths Warming Eve Guest for EngageBook
    GaPJaxie wrote Twilight and Spike Hide a Body for Telly Vision
    SnowOriole wrote The Armor Hypothesis for BaeroRemedy
    snappleu wrote Words Said So Often That They Lack Any Meaning for Trick Question
    NeirdaE wrote Starlight and Trixie Direct a Play for Moosetasm
    Ninjadeadbeard wrote Garland Graveyard Shift for NeirdaE
    Roundabout Recluse wrote Apples to Apples for Ninjadeadbeard
    MistyShadowz wrote The Times We Shared for NaiadSagaIotaOar
    Petrichord wrote A Gentle Nudge for Angel Midnight
    Jade Ring wrote Past, Future, and Present for Frazzle2Dazzle
    Jake The Army Guy wrote The Big Talk for Dreadnought
    The Red Parade wrote Heart Strings for Franso
    Greatazuredragon wrote A Hearth’s Warming Question for GaPJaxie

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  • 95 weeks
    Reunions: A Swapped Roles Contest!

    Okay guys here's something fun presented by Nitro Indigo.

    Presented by me, I guess, but I digress.

    Last year, I (Nitro Indigo) noticed that there was a surprising lack of roleswap fanfics on this site. To fix that, I decided to run a roleswap contest over the summer themed around secrets. While it didn’t get many entries, it nevertheless attracted the attention of some big authors and was the origin of two of my favourite fics. Overall, I think it was a success, so I’ve decided to run another one!

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  • 168 weeks
    Minor Rules and Reporting Update

    Hope everyone is enjoying the new year.

    Some small changes have been made to our rules as well as to the reporting process.


    "No attacks directed at individuals or groups due to race, gender, gender identity, religion or sexual identity."

    This better clarifies our previously ill-defined hate speech rule and includes groups as well as individual attacks.

    "No celebration, glorification or encouragement of real life criminal activity."

    This includes past, present and potential future crimes.

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  • 170 weeks
    Jinglemas 2019

    There's truly no time like the holidays. What's better than copious amounts of food, quality time with family and friends, hearing the sweet sound of Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat, and unmanagble financial stress from our capitalist overlords?

    Gift exchanges of course!

    Our Own Little Way of bringing Hearth's Warming to Fimfiction

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  • 189 weeks
    "Ponyfic: There Can Be Only One" wrap-up [Royal Canterlot Library]

    We're still recovering this week from the fandom's final Bronycon.  (In some cases literally — a con-crud-ridden Horizon is dragging himself out of bed to write this.)  So in lieu of a Bronycon-week feature, we'd like to talk a little bit about the panel we hosted to find THE FANDOM'S BEST FANFIC™.

    We've got a full writeup on our website — including the complete bracket of 16 fics in contention for the title; shout-outs to great fics which we couldn't fit on the shortlist; and the full results of audience and curator voting.

    Our hearty congratulations to Monochromatic's "The Enchanted Library" for taking the BEST FANFIC title in an upset victory over our #1 seed!  We'll be running an interview with Monochromatic as soon as possible.

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  • 222 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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  • 243 weeks

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

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Site Post » Come See Us at Bronycon! [Royal Canterlot Library] · 3:25pm Aug 2nd, 2019

The run-up to Bronycon has been a mad whirlwind of RCL activity!  Five curators are attending (two for the first time!), and one of us is an official community guest. Several of us are participating in the Golden Oaks Bookstore (as author, author and publisher).  And we're even running a panel!

Come join the Royal Canterlot Library in the Hall of the Moon from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Saturday, Aug. 3 for "Ponyfic: There Can Be Only One"! We've selected 16 stories from among the fandom's best of the best — a combination of curators' favorites and crowd favorites from our community voting — and are going to introduce them to our audience and pit them against each other in a voting bracket to discover MLP'S BEST FANFIC™.  (It's all in good fun; there's no way to be objective about a task this big, but it's an excuse to talk about some really awesome stories.)  Join us and help us determine which author takes home the bragging rights!

Here's a sneak preview of our bracket — half of our sixteen contenders:

Eakin's "Hard Reset"
shortskirtsandexplosions' "Background Pony"
Monochromatic's "The Enchanted Library"
Horse Voice's "The Writing on the Wall"
Dromicosuchus's "Mendacity"
GaPJaxie's "Around the World in 81 Days (And Other Problems Caused by Leap Years)"
PatchworkPoltergeist's "The Silver Standard"
GhostOfHeraclitus' "Whom the Princesses Would Destroy…"

Look forward to seeing you there!

Comments ( 29 )

And the last thing anyone heard as the remnants of the panel were dragged away was “You don’t understand! We thought the deaths would top out at fifteen!”

What, no Fallout Equestria.:rainbowhuh: I can say Objectively that its best because it brought us best gun horse

Or more to the point, my fics? Clearly my still needs to be finished brilliance has been slighted:trixieshiftleft:

Or our version of 1984 Two Minute of Hate where we begining sobbing and asking ourselves why are we here and why are we doing this before we go back to arguing about who best embodies the term waifu and arguing about best pony tribe (which is stupid, because that battle was settled the second best aforementioned sub species was revealed.)

Wow, didn't realize the Silver Standard was that good...

Everyone knows The Prisoner of Zebra is best pony.

(That nobody read).

I hugely underestimated the number of books I should have sent. Apparently they sold out within an hour of opening.

I'm pulling for Whom The Princess, personally.

5098178 I think that it would say a lot about us, as a fandom, if we collectively decided that the fanfic which best represented our vision of what an uncynical children's cartoon should be was The Horny Little Murder-Unicorn That Could.

Oh come now. Fallout Equestria has that rare Berserk quality where, yes, its dark at times, buts its by no means grim dark. And Littlepip is our equivelant of Lenny from Mice and Men, a loveable idiot who, despite her decided fucks ups, we just can't get mad at.

And of course she was horny, she was a narwhal horse, a narse if you will:yay:


that rare Berserk quality

its dark at times, buts its by no means grim dark

Littlepip is our equivelant of Lenny from Mice and Men

Well, that's just my opinion, for what little that's worth. And no, I don't hold Kkat to the Steinback standard, I'm justing making a overblown comparison.

And no, I Berserk and FOE aren't grim dark. When I think grim dark, I think Project Horizons or Dark Eldar.


And no, I Berserk and FOE aren't grim dark. When I think grim dark, I think Project Horizons or Dark Eldar.

Casca would probably disagree with you, but yeah. Different strokes, and all that.

True. And considering Gut's went through pretty much the same trauma, I don't he'd argue the point much either

Fallout Equestria reminds me of the old post WWIII survivor stories from the 1950s
Farnham’s Freehold (Heinlein) &
Star Man’s Son 2250 AD (Norton, a YA)
are the only 2 that I can think of that are still in print (AFAIK)

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It was a shocking experience.

I didn't realize it was that well-liked.

Comment posted by PatchworkPoltergeist deleted Aug 3rd, 2019


> author not realizing their own story is popular

Honestly, this is the biggest mood I've ever seen on this site.

Before seeing this, I had read 6 of these & now I’ve read 7 + working on “Mendacity”
Could you post the titles in the other bracket?
That way, I’ll know if I need to go off & brood about The Injustices of The Universe or not
(Depends on if some of my favorites made the cut or not)

All of them are good, but IDK if I’d call some of them “Best”

5099372 Especially when The Spiderses is objectively the greatest work of fiction this fandom has ever produced, bar none.

Well, I’ve downloaded it & will read it -someday.
(I’ve only got about 900 stories ahead of it, + some incompletes that I’m following)
I will say that it’s got a LOT of downvotes for “Best”
IMO, this is the best Big Mac story

TThe New Crop
With the Apple family deep in debt, Big Mac climbs into the ring once again to save the farm. Now all that’s between him and the two-thousand-bit winner’s purse is some unicorn named Blueblood. Things are about to get ugly.
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Well, lets always remember my good Posh...

There's dark, there's Grimdark...

and then there's FATAL:fluttershbad:

Comment posted by Perpetually Confused deleted Aug 4th, 2019
Author Interviewer

This guy gets it.

they locked me out because the room was full. which one won?

The Enchanted Library. I believe the runners-up were Hard Reset, The Best Night Ever, and Keepers of Discord. I had never heard of it before, but it must be good to beat such stiff competition.

It's been on my read later list for a while, and was also in my Never Ending Stories group for a while. It's quite long.

How did Hard Reset not win?! I mean they made a freakin' movie from it with Tom Cruise! :flutterrage:

...wait. I may have just answered my own question. :raritycry:

*goes and re-reads Hard Reset and salutes Monochromatic for her win*

I think this was one of the things I wanted to catch at Bronycon. But, because of ridiculously long lines, I missed it (and a lot of other things).

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