Alternative Conversion Bureau 1,047 members · 340 stories

Here, we accept deconstructions, parodies and other "non-standard" TCB fics. Feel free to discuss anything with regards to the TCB in our forum.

Please read the rules below, and also take special note of new information regarding our story folders at the bottom of this page.

Rules (Read before posting):

1.) Be nice. Do not insult, flame or otherwise abuse your fellow members

2.) This is a group for civilized dislike and debate of the Conversion Bureau. Mocking or otherwise bashing Conversion Bureau authors is not allowed.

3.) Debates stay here. Do not carry them over to the author's comments.

4.) Transphobia, racism, or any other bigotry is grounds for an immediate ban.

5.) Harassment will not be tolerated. We criticize a lot of authors here, some of them very harshly. This is not an invitation to take it to them. If someone links something here, it is not and should not be taken as a call to swarm their comments.

6.) Do not post private messages without the sender's consent. Paraphrases and summaries are allowed, though.

7.) If you have an idea for a story, pitch it in the Idea Pool. We don't need a dozen new threads every week that get ten posts apiece.


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Deconstruction: fics that show the problems that The Conversion Bureau would run into in real life or how the events of the 'verse would play out in reality.

Parody: fics that mock the premise of the 'verse.

World at War: fics where Humanity and Equestrians are engaged in open warfare.

Shattered Glass- One shots: One-shot fics based in the more traditional TCB concept. Presented as a means to compare and contrast with the "classic" Anti-TCB fare.

Shattered Glass- Series: Longer TCB fics in the vein of the traditional fics to compare and contrast with "classic" Anti-TCB.

The latter two fics are currently provisional, and are not to be abused by anyone who wishes to try to spam our group with 'pro'-TCB fics (whatever that may be taken to mean.). The term Shattered Glass comes from the Transformers Timelines comic book concept, which is similar to the Mirror Universe that exists in Star Trek. Where those who are good are evil and vice versa. We are placing these up in order to give readers a chance to see both sides of the debate. Please add stories responsibly. If these folders are abused, they will be taken down.

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"Welcome to Equestria gentleman. I will not lie, the chances of your survival are small, some may even turn against your friends as smiling corpses, but you have my word that I will use God's blessings to ensure your bodies are given up to heaven. This is the greatest reward, more than even gold for the fate of your soul is an eternal concern. Now come, follow me and strike down the Equines that rise against us, and allow me to find this "inspiration manifestation". I ask not for my own selfish studies, but for the good of the Empire."

I like the fact that this group uses the phrase shattered glass to talk about stories that contrast others here.
It works quite well, given the context of the phrase.

Transformers: Shattered Glass is a great comic, to the point that to the point that IDW stole its concept for the mlp comic, and it is one of the best uses of a mirror universe I've seen.

Thank you for adding my story "The return of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts." to your lists, it is an honor. ūüėĄ


Oh right, duh! Man I'm stupid. :facehoof:

Are there fics in which humanity wins by becoming better?

What does TCB stand for?

Hello, ACB! Musing among my thoughts in the shower led me to come up with this story. Here's the basic details.

‚óŹEquestria lands on an icy world, and begins to convert all Humans on it.
‚óŹThey succeed, and most Humans on the planet are now newfoals.
‚óŹDuring a final assault on a Human stronghold, Xenolestia discovers that the planet they are on is NOT the Human homeworld.
‚óŹInstead, the planet is simply a small mining colony, and that the mining headquarters holds a star chart showing Humanity's colonies and their homeworld, Earth.
‚óŹEarth itself, however, is unassailable. The planet is now what one would call an ecumenopolis, a city-planet. There is literally nowhere for Equestria to land; the whole surface is buried under urban structures and the oceans have evaporated long ago. The major colonies are close to such a fate, too. Many of them have only small seas where mighty oceans once were.

How would the TCB Ponies react to this? And should I make this a one-shot story?

Comment posted by Distorted Flare deleted Sep 16th, 2014
Comment posted by Fiddlove Enfemme deleted Dec 1st, 2014

So.... announcement when group hits 700 members?

Is there any fanfics with Phlebotinum Rebel, and other Pro-Human Transhuman tropes?

this. is. glorioius.
(wink wink, nudge nudge)

Comment posted by Dreadnaught deleted Feb 7th, 2014

what would happen if it was the Helgast union that faced the TCB.

398 :trixieshiftleft: so close!!! just 2 more!!!


Hey, we had to do it. Knighty actually deleted the group for a few hours, it was necessary to do some kind of name change so to say our group isn't inherently negative so we don't have to come across as a 'hate group'

Yeah, I know it doesn't sound good, but at least have some understanding it's the only thing that stood between us and deletion. Don't go insulting us for that.

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