Accusation Fic Discussion 54 members · 630 stories

*This is not a replacement for the original Accusation Fics group. This is an alternative group for those who have become dissatisfied with the changes in management in the original group in 2018. I strongly recommend choosing one group or the other instead of both. The same rules of the original group apply to this one.


This group is made to collect the various fanfics that call out characters for their actions they've done in the episodes. Every episode is included, from the very first episode to the very last. So long as a fanfic calls someone out for what they've done, it's in here. It was originally the ACW Call-Out until it begins to expand into the Accusation Fic Collection it's known today.

For most newcomers, the question comes to their heads of "why make this group?". That is a simple answer: catharsis. There's always an episode someone hates, whether it'd be the infamous Mare-Do-Well or Ponyville Confidential episodes or something that everyone else loves like A Canterlot Wedding. Most of the time, the reason why they are hated is because the episodes in question have their characters be mean spirited in a show that's supposed to be about friendship, love, and tolerance, or act counter to the morals given in the show. Worst of all, these episodes end without those very moments being questioned.

So, in response to these episodes, fanfic writers write up scenarios that happen during these episodes, whether they be after or in the middle of an episode with the sole intention of addressing the problem of the episode in question and ensuring the ponies learn their lesson. This can be done in many ways. The ponies could feel remorse for what they've done, the pony attacked in the episode could lash out, or, hell, some great evil comes up to punish the ponies in some way, shape, or form.

Whatever the reason, its hits a much needed catharsis for those who didn't like a particular episode that the show more often than not skimps out on. And that is the aim for this collection. Catharsis.

So now contributors could ponder "Well what goes here?" Well, any fanfic where a character is called out over stuff they did in the show. However, there are limitations.

For one, they have to be actions that they did in the show/comic. To give you an example, a fanfic where Pinkie Pie is called out over the events of Filli Vanilli would get accepted into this group, but not over the events of, say, Cupcakes. This group is made to focus on what happened in canon (and semi-canon if you count the IDW comics), not fanon.

Another thing, the focus of the fanfic has to be regarding the calling out. To give you an example, Post-Nuptials focuses entirely on ponies feeling guilty over their actions in A Canterlot Wedding. To contrast: Harmony Theory, while it opens up with Luna accusing Celestia of holding back, is not the main focus of the story. The reason for this is because this group's main focus is ponies getting called out.

And one final thing. It doesn't matter if the character being called out is a hero or a villain. Catharsis is made regardless.

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Sweet, maybe now Alphamon can stop being a cuck and deleting my comments .

Eldorado
Moderator

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Right, I'm not even commenting on the fact that you felt it necessary to create a new group. That's a whole other thing. I'm saying that within the context of wanting to create a group because of interpersonal issues with the old group, creating a carbon copy that only differs from the original in that it feels the need to say "we don't have any of that drama over here" is pretty much damned to never be free of "that drama." It's actually doing exactly the opposite; now there's "drama" over whether or not you've plagiarized a group and whether or not that's actionable within site rules. That xkcd comic really is about the most accurate thing that's ever been posted on the internet, I swear.

If you truly want to escape the drama of the old group, then make something that doesn't look like a purely reactionary measure that can only hope to (and, in that opening paragraph, even expresses a desire to) split the existing membership into parts. Create a fun, exciting, fresh new spin on the idea, something additive rather than divisive. If you can run a better group than them, then do it. Make a group that is drama-free without having to say it's drama-free.

Personal anecdote? I run a restaurant. Restaurants employ cooks. Cooks are the most immature, bickering profession under the sun, I swear. The amount of interpersonal productivity-sapping "drama" going on in your average commercial kitchen makes the Mk I accusation fic group look like a bucket of wallpaper paste. Everybody hates everybody, everybody's talking shit about everybody, you name it. The best kinds of people in that situation are the ones who just nod, shut up, and silently do a better job than their peers. They don't participate in the bickering, they don't yell about it, they don't kick up a fuss, they don't even say "look how good a job I'm doing though!" because that, itself, perpetuates it. They turn their head down, they put out better quality food, they prove without a word that they're reliable and dependable and talented, and people take notice of that. They actually act like they're above it, rather than just saying "I can't stand all this drama" all the time. The same principle applies here. If you're "above" all this "drama," then don't make a group that says as much. Act like it. Make a better group, and people will take notice.

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I'm really not sure else of how to say it, really. If you ask any of the more active members in the original group, they can vouch that there is at least one source of recurring drama and general belligerence and many of them are quite frankly sick of it. You have seen it yourself and scolded some of the sources of it. I just made this as a means of giving them a place to discuss the same topics without the intrusion of the same bad apple/s.

Although I do believe you may have a point in terms of the naming and summery of the group. I made this group initially on a whim, so I wasn't too original in its conception. I will see if I can find a way to revise it in the near future.

Eldorado
Moderator

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There's a hint of irony in creating a "drama-free" alternative that is identical to the original except for the addition of a paragraph talking about the "drama" and promoting an us-vs-them dynamic. That's all I'm saying. Branding the group differently, establishing your own distinct and appealing identity, and creating a drama-free atmosphere that doesn't feel the need to talk about how drama-free you are is a far better approach to this situation, in my most humblest of opinions.

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I wasn’t intending it for it to come off as spiteful at all. I know I’m not the only one who has a problem with the original group and some recent developments in it, so I thought it would be acceptable to provide an alternative version of the group for anyone who was becoming sick of the drama. Thank you for understanding.

Eldorado
Moderator

It probably wouldn't be the worst idea ever to rebrand this group a little bit to set it apart from the original. Calling yourself "Mk II" and using the same banner, description, rules thread... you kind of come across like you're just being spiteful rather than genuinely trying to improve the group in some way and provide a better experience for your users. I think it might help out if the identity wasn't so intrinsically tied to the original; if you had some kind of different feature or idea that distinguished it, you could actually create a different experience and capture a wider audience, or at the very least draw people from the old group who like your ideas. All a spiteful knockoff can do is steal people with exactly your sentiment towards original group leadership. And even then, not everyone's going to jump ship entirely just because they don't like someone on staff.

My two cents. Site doesn't really have rules against doing what you've done here, so go nuts if this is what you want, but speaking personally it comes across as a pretty childish move and if someone did this to a flawed group I was in, I'd have a few concerns about their motives.

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I never said it wasn’t allowed. I simply made folders to mirror the original group for the most part.

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If AccusationFics of fanfics aren't allowed, then why is the recursive story of Princess Trixie Sparkle in the fanon folder?

Mare-Do-Well, Ponyville Confidential, and Canterlot Wedding will always be my least favorite episode of MLP. Period:ajsleepy:.

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The people running the group and their general behavior.

Basically, if you would prefer a version of the Accusation Fics Collection group without Psyga's indifference and Alphamon's chronic belligerence and frequent deletion of comments, the option is open.

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What's different from the other one?

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Thank you. I recommend choosing membership in one group or the other though. Being in both is redundant.

Thanks for the invitation, I'm sure there will be interesting topics to talk and discuss about.

Happy Halloween!

And from my country, Happy Criolle's Song Day!

Make sure to add folders for M.M.D.W. & P.C.

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