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  • 2 weeks
    PSA: Using AIs to Write and Publish Stories in Fimfiction

    Hello everyone, this is a PSA (Public Service Announcement, for those of ESL) to put to rest consistent questions about using AI to 'write' stories and publish them here. This is not intended as a poll or a request for feedback. It is exclusively a clarification on an already-existing rule.

    People ask: "Can I, oh great and powerful D, post a story or chapter that I got ChatGPT to write for me?!"

    And the answer, my friend, is... No.

    Absolutely not. Not in a thousand years!

    Because you didn't write it.

    It is not your creation. You are NOT the author. In fact, you are the opposite.

    There seems to be some confusion when interpreting the following rule:

    Don’t Post (Content)


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  • 31 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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  • 58 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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  • 70 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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  • 74 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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  • 105 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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  • 177 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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  • 180 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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  • 200 weeks
    Come See Us at Bronycon! [Royal Canterlot Library]

    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!

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  • 232 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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Site Post » "Ponyfic: There Can Be Only One" wrap-up [Royal Canterlot Library] · 7:17pm Aug 9th, 2019

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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Congrats to Monochromatic and everyone who competed!

And thank you to the RCL for having the panel, there are some more stories on my read later list!

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Those seem to be great picks across the board! I haven't read all of them, but the ones I have are definitely excellent.

Biggest lol I've had in a while. Thanks for that.

It was a great panel! The voting was close in a lot of places. Either way, whoever wins, we win by getting to read such good stuff.

Also, I too, am suffering through con-crud, so sympathies to Horizon.

Monochromatic can now put "author of the greatest MLP fanfic of all time" on her resume.

Author Interviewer

I just about died laughing.

Don’t blame me, I voted for Hard Reset Kodos.

Hard Reset is still my personal #1 and nothing will ever replace it. But congrats to MC. :twilightsmile:

So what you're telling me is to take it off my RiL already and just freaking read it?

Oh man, TEL and Hard Reset are great but it's almost heartbreaking that Cartography of War is still an unknown at this late date. It certainly could've won, but I don't see it mentioned at all!
Everyone I've seen rank fics who's read it puts it at #1, even if they've read those other two. Including myself.

(I'm still struggling getting the video of the event uploaded to youtube, but I'm working on it!)

Great, since this was the last bronycon, now it's impossible for anyone to ever write anything better than the enchanted library.

Here we are
Born to be kings
We're the Princes of the Universe...
Here we belong...

Eakin #17 · Aug 9th, 2019 · · 1 ·

Oooh! So close! Congrats to Monochromatic!

Oh hey, Words Failed Her almost made it. I remember that thing. I probably still have my review of it from before he published it collecting dust somewhere.

Keeper's of Discord is the reason I have an Ultra God Tier Favourites section. And somehow it was ousted from Stefan Karl Status in my eyes. It remains a close second, and I will treasure it forever. It just happens that my current favourite is also a Discord fic. I'm still unsurprised at the current rankings however. All those fics deserved to be there.


On one hand, I feel a bit of regret coming across this because now I've just compounded my "so many stories I want to read" problem, and on the other hand, more stories to read!

Congrats, Mono! Hope you understand how much we love the same thing you love! Unadulterated RariLight :raritystarry::heart::twilightblush:

Thank the stars someone else is mentioning this absolute gem of a story! So many people forgo it because it's centered around original characters…
I love TEL and TEK dearly (or anything by Mono, really), but I mourn the fact that this story isn't at least fighting for the first place.

Hard Reset doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence, let alone almost beat out TEL.
I've either not read or despised most of these. I guess I'm just snootier than the rest of you.

5104345 wow, I do not get that vibe from you at all

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