If you are here to recommend stories, please note that we do not accept self-promotion. If you are interested in recommending stories by another author, we encourage you to visit the official recommendation thread. Also be sure to read the FAQ below.

With Fimfiction in a state of disarray brought about by the rising of the Nofictoread Empire, it is left up to Seattle's Angels to fight and bring forth the Hidden Gems that have eluded us all, in the hope that these inspiring stories can bring forth a new age of quality reads for the good of the galaxy fimfiction.net.

This group houses all of the stories reviewed by Seattle's Angels, as well as links to the reviews themselves. To stay updated, don't forget to turn on notification settings in "Settings" in the main menu. Enjoy!

Every other Saturday we do site-wide blogposts containing reviews for great stories that are unfortunately underviewed, and every Saturday in between (at 6PM PST / 9PM EST) we do podcasts wherein we discuss ponies, stories, and faff. To find links to past reviews, podcasts and the YouTube channel itself, in addition to other useful resources, click here for our archive and resource page. Stories we've recommended and reviewed can be found in the group folders.

To recommend a story, please visit the official story recommendation thread. Please note the rules outlined in the opening post. Self-promotions are not allowed and disqualifies oneself from future consideration.

Don't forget to check out the discussion threads as well! Plenty of fun there.

Fimfiction is a bustling city. There's ghettos, parks, offices; everything you'd think a city would have, this city has it. It's a community with different tastes spread across whole blocks and while they might not all like each other, they have to deal with it because it's where they live.

EqD is an out-of-town newspaper. They've been here the longest so they know what to do, and they even put a billboard or two up around town. Everyone reads their paper because it's all about the world, not just this one particular city, and people like to know what's going on outside. Sometimes they mention Fimfiction or its people. Hey, did you hear about that one guy they mentioned? His thing was neat. You could get mentioned to if you wanted to send them something to publish, but keep in mind you're going to be representing the city. They don't. They represent themselves so don't go thinking you can tell a newspaper what it can or can't print.

You could always make your own newspaper, one that's localized and all about the city, but there's tons of those here already. Twilight's Library is one, and so is the Writer's Group. They might be big and involving, but they don't get publicity like EqD does. And there's so many of them! Can't we just have one? Why do we have to have so many? Oh, right. Because Fimfiction is a city of many tastes, that's why.

And then there's the mayor and his staff. They go around making sure everything works in the city, but they got lives too, y'know. You can write to them but they've got busy lives, so don't expect to hear back. Their job is maintence.

But then there's SA. They're kind of a kooky folk, liking to sit around parks and cafés and wherever things are happening. They might not dress well or shower often, and they might only know one song on that old hand-me-down guitar, but stand by one of them long enough and you just might learn something. They like to travel the city, so they know lots of things from everywhere, maybe even some place you've never been to. Like that bar down the street nobody pays much attention to. And they'll tell you its faults, sure, but they'll also tell you everything it's doing well and recommend you the place to check out yourself. You don't have to go there, and you don't have to listen, but they don't really care that much. They like what they do because they're doing a service to benefit the city as a whole, and they certainly love the city.


• Why haven't I heard of these stories / authors?

That's the point. Our aim is specifically to find stories that the general population hasn't read, but should.

• How do you select the stories you review?

Most stories are found by us reviewers doing slush reading through FIMFiction's archives. Some come from word of mouth. Some come from our recommendation thread, and make sure you read the opening post. Self-promoted stories are not accepted and we will only acknowledge recommendations submitted to that thread. From there, the two reviewers of the current round discuss and debate until they come to unanimous consent on four stories.

• Are there any restrictions on what stories you'll review?

As previously stated, people cannot recommend their own stories. And per new site-wide rules, all Mature-rated stories are no longer able for us to review. The focus of the group is on "hidden gems", we are exclusively looking for stories with a low level of "notoriety". The definition of this is left intentionally vague, as we evaluate stories on a case-by-case basis. Having a low number of watchers, followers, and views helps. Having been recently featured somewhere (FimFic Featured Box, EQD post) hurts.

• Do you accept stories that have been spotlighted on another site, like EQD?

Originally, we did not, but that decision was eventually reversed. However, appearance on a site like EQD does somewhat weigh against its consideration, as it has already "had a chance to shine." There are plenty of great stories that have not had that opportunity yet.

• Why the name "Seattle's Angels"?

"Seattle" because staff member Seattle_Lite is this group's creator and administrator. "Angels" because it's a play on "Charlie's Angels". During planning stages, we jokingly referred to the group as such, and Seattle_Lite told us not to name it that, so we named it that.

• How does Wanderer D find the time to write all these reviews?

Got any more questions? Hop into our forums and ask away!

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#86 · 20w, 1d ago · · ·

Title: Falconers and the Fire Within the Fighter

Tags: [Gore][Adventure][Alternate Universe][Dark][Thriller]

Views: 54

The latest in a warrior saga by MadDonut. The previous stories in the series have all held their own shared charm, solid characters and gripping plotlines. This tale has only just started, but it looks to me like it could be MadDonut's best work yet.

#85 · 24w, 6d ago · · ·


This person writes great OctaScratch fics, if you're into that.

#84 · 37w, 6d ago · · ·

Plum is the Origami Killer.

#83 · 50w, 1d ago · · ·

So... Someone made a group that preforms my goal with my group, except successfully...

Sign me up.

#82 · 72w, 6d ago · · ·

So, I have this wonderful fic I wrote that I'd like you all--Nope :derpytongue2:

However, I do have a fantastic fic for you guys and gals. It's incomplete, but for what it is... it's really good.

Title: The Black Hours (By; The Crystal Maiden)

Tags: Romance, Dark Adventure (Rated: T)

Views: 108

It's a good story because it's unique, well sort of. From speaking with the writer quite a bit, she has an interesting direction that she's heading in but... I call it unique because I don't see a lot of war stories. I'm sure there are plenty of them out there but I haven't read all too many war fics and none better, maybe equivalent but no war fic I've read has been better than this one. So, give it a read :rainbowwild:

#81 · 88w, 4d ago · · ·

>>388987 That's correct; the Blue Angels are formally the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, and they're based out of NAS Pensacola. The Angels have no special relationship with Seattle; the Seattle Seafair is simply one of their regular airshow appearances since 1972.

#80 · 93w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Any Derpy fic posted after the new episode. Now I can read it in her voice! :derpytongue2:

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#79 · 108w, 1d ago · · ·


The guests we have on the SA podcasts are either author's we've recently reviewed, or ones who are famous/friends of the angels.  Sorry :twilightsmile:

Comment posted by Savoured Thoughts deleted at 6:03am on the 7th of July, 2016
#77 · 111w, 3d ago · · ·


I dunno. I don't think it matters where they're centered out of. They're fighter jets, they can fly from anywhere in the continental United States to anywhere else in the continental United States pretty damn quickly. All I know is, I grew up in Seattle, and I see the Blue Angels up here quite often. At least once or twice a year for my entire life.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#76 · 111w, 3d ago · · ·


Aren't the Blue Angels based in NAS Penascola, in Florida?

#75 · 114w, 6d ago · · ·

• Why the name "Seattle's Angels"?

"Seattle" because staff member Seattle_Lite is this group's creator and administrator. "Angels" because it's a play on "Charlie's Angels". During planning stages, we jokingly referred to the group as such, and Seattle_Lite told us not to name it that, so we named it that.

See, the thing is, that irks me. xD Not in a bad way, but... Let me explain.

I live in Seattle, and we have something here called the Blue Angels. They're a bunch of fighter jets stationed near Seattle that occasionally fly around and do tricks, and everyone in Seattle knows about them, and some people colloquially call them "Seattle's Angels", particularly since they do shows for many Seattle events. Whenever I see this group on Fimfiction, I always FIRST think of fighter jets, and SECOND think about pony stories.

Comment posted by Zanec deleted at 12:24pm on the 30th of November, 2014
#73 · 121w, 2d ago · 6 · ·

What made me join this group was actually how you portrayed the city, it's well done.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#72 · 122w, 23h ago · · ·


All the stories in the group folders have been recommended by SA.  Alternatively, check out the Archive/Resource Thread for a full list of the reviews :twilightsmile:

#71 · 122w, 1d ago · · ·

So how do I see the fanfictions recommended by this group?

#69 · 122w, 2d ago · · ·


Thanks:pinkiehappy:. Still getting used to the site and, seeing how differently some of these group pages operate, I just wanted to make sure I didn't step on anyone's toes misunderstanding while feeling my way through:twilightsmile:.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#68 · 122w, 3d ago · · ·


Or are those folders the end result of the whole reviewing process?

That's correct.  The folders are where we put the stories we've featured in siteblogs.  If you want to recommend a story, please visit the Recommendation Thread, and follow the rules in there :twilightsmile:

#67 · 122w, 3d ago · · ·


Yeah, sorry. Sometimes I get too wordy in a post and the message gets lost:applejackunsure:. If you would let me try that again?

The story folders. It that supposed to be where we place stories for others to find and, potentially, review to one of you? Or are those folders the end result of the whole reviewing process? That is, do stories only get in one of those folders if they are referred by someone and successfully accepted for a review:duck:?

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