Over the Hill Authors 147 members · 419 stories

Tired of those whippersnappers getting on your lawn? This is the group for you!

This group is meant for those of us who aren't as young as we used to be. Generally the group is intended for a 30-and-up age range, but no one will be asking for your birth certificates. If you can participate in a conversation with maturity, without resorting to text speak or constant references to internet memes, you will be just fine. (Constant 80s references are totally okay.)

If you start talking about school, classes, or your awesome story that is all about high school kids, though, you may make yourself unwelcome.

Stories added to the group should in some way reflect the group's theme, by having older protagonists, by dealing with story tropes other than the usual coming of age story, or by addressing mature themes (in the literary sense, not the sexual sense.)

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Lol, this place sounds fun. I'm a near ground zero 90s kid, I love to write about horror, villains having a possible changes of heart, and play with dark fantasy elements and unorthodox heroes. "Dark is not evil" is my go-to trope. So, 'sup dudes?

I saw this group and decided to join. I'm 42 and I'll be honest, relating with a good portion of the fandom isn't easy....especially the ones that could be my kids.

Howdy, I started to publish my first story for FIM on my 50th Birthday. Guess I am a bit of a late bloomer on that. I am glad to see that there is such a group as this for us older pons. I promise to try not to talk about school. Yes, at 50 I am still at it and hope to finish before 51.

I've only just turned 27 but I'm joining the group anyway. I feel mentally older than my biological age. I hate most modern music, the 90's were far simpler and more fun, I hate text speech and I remember when socialising with your friends required you to be in the their actual, physical presence.

To quote Life Is Hell by Matt Groening:

You kids might think I'm over the hill, but you're wrong.


I just joined this group because today is my 30th birthday which makes me the youngest member of this group

Since I'm 46, most of my fans are half my age. (Personally, I think that's awesome as those 20-somethings are better writers than I was in the 90's.)
I think my story-protagonists are old enough as well.
(Princess Luna being the oldest by a few thousand years.)

Hi everyone,

Whether you've been reading the story since I started posting chapters or never heard of it, I just recently posted the last part of my Applejack fic and marked it as complete.


One of the story's central elements is in the title of course, but it's just one of the challenges heaped on Applejack, and I hope you'll give my story a try. It's a rough ride in places; I shed more than a few tears writing this story, as depression is a matter close to my heart, but stick with it. I think you'll find it's worth it. (As for being on theme, struggling with finances and fighting off depression is practically our daily bread, isn't it?)

Hello, I just stumbled onto this group and decided to join. I also just added my story, Apples Don't Fall Far from the Tree. I'm pointing this out only because the story starts out with the CMC and it may seem as though it doesn't fit with the theme of this group. But it does touch on mature themes, such as the love and resentment we feel toward our families as well as coping with the loss of loved ones.

Anyway, seems like a cool group and I'm happy to be a part of it!:twilightsmile:

Lots of people write stories based on recent songs. I wrote one inspired by a Boney M song.* I think that tells you all you need to know about my qualification for this group! But yes, let's just say that if you're over the hill at 30, I'm well down into the next valley. :rainbowlaugh:

* It's a bit too silly a story to add to this group, so I've added a different one instead.

Wow I just realized that putting one of my stories in the group folder here is the first time I've ever actually submitted one of my stories to a group myself. Usually one of my readers does it.

*stares into the far distance stoically, a single tear rolling down his face, for some dramatic reason he doesn't quite understand*

Oh well, time to start working on my Randolph the Butler x Granny Smith ship.

34 year old senior citizen reporting for.. huh.. wha? Where am I? Who are you people? Is it time for dinner already?

Hi all. 30 year-old English major here (who still hasn't actually managed to use his degree professionally) with an ever-growing monk dime (silver dollar, medallion, etc.)

At least 39 different body parts cracked and popped when i walked from my bed to the fridge this morning... I'm pretty sure I'm qualified to join :moustache:

Despite conventional wisdom you end up using a lot of creative thinking as a programmer or engineer. Problem solving definitely can use both sides of your brain. :pinkiehappy:



I'll leave the math to the eggheads. :rainbowderp:

On a semi-related note, it's interesting, running into so many creative writers that come from mathematical/programming backgrounds, when conventional wisdom/stereotyping, would have us think otherwise.

Well I give you points for trying but your still thinking base 10. Vigesimal is not very common and the only reason I chose it was because Wikipedia showed my age translated to different bases and I though that one was the coolest. :rainbowdetermined2:

I'm actually in my early thirties.

Soothing to see I'm not alone in remembering the days when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was only a comic and not a film or cartoon series... :raritywink:


I was going to hold off for a year before signing up, but who am I kidding?

I'm 29, and while I can easily relate to those younger than myself, speaking with an older crowd tends to reap more benefits in certain areas. Some of the regulars over at WA (a fanfiction writing forum) are in their 40's and 50's, and many of the heavier discussions reflect that.

Honestly, I was expecting like, 90% of peripheral MLP fans to be in their teens. It's nice to see that I'm not the oldest around here, by a long-shot.


I'm not good at math, but if I were to guess based off the information you've given, I'd say 40, which is much older than what I had you pegged for. Unless, of course, this is algebra (fun fact, I graduated high-school without taken a full algebra course!) and it's 1D TIMES 20, which would put you at 400 years old.

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