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  • 2 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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    29 comments · 1,629 views
  • 33 weeks
    Merry Christmas

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

    ~From everyone on staff

    110 comments · 2,864 views
  • 55 weeks
    Galacon

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

    50 comments · 2,658 views
  • 59 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:

    Brony.com and MLP BOX have launched the first in a series of "Design a MLP T-shirt" contests over on Brony.com.  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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    16 comments · 2,590 views
  • 65 weeks
    Patreon & Survey Follow Up

    First of all, reminder that we have a Patreon you can find at https://www.fimfiction.net/patreon . 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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    142 comments · 3,988 views
  • 80 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

    Goals

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    76 comments · 4,311 views
  • 84 weeks
    Happy New Year

    Have a good 2018.

    - From everyone on the team.

    115 comments · 3,618 views
  • 85 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!

    94 comments · 4,269 views
  • 86 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.

    144 comments · 9,131 views
  • 93 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 · 3,929 views
Aug
9th
2019

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

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 royalcanterlotlibrary.net 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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Comments ( 25 )

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!

RBDash47
Site Blogger

5102914
Incredible

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

5102914
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.

Posh #7 · 1 week ago · · ·

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

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

5102914
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:

KMCA #11 · 1 week ago · · ·

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.

Georg #13 · 1 week ago · · ·

(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...

Majin Syeekoh
Story Approver
Eakin #17 · 1 week ago · · 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.

WOOT

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.

Gah!

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:

5102980
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.

Posh #25 · Last Monday · · ·

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

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