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Shrink Laureate

Oh, did I say that out loud?

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  • 1 week
    On writing quality in the real world

    Due to a minor change in status, I was recently given an updated employment contract to sign. I'm sure most people would sign such a thing without looking at it, but I'm both pedantic and paranoid so I actually read the thing through, just to make sure it didn't do anything stupid - like forbid me from ever working for a competitor, or claim ownership of anything I create. Half an hour later, I handed the contract back - covered in red marks. Typos, bad grammar, organisational errors, broken numbering, things that make no sense. Every single page had at least one mistake. I told them I'd happily sign it for them as soon as they fix those little things.

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  • 2 weeks
    UK: Vote!

    If you're entitled and able to, vote today.

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  • 3 weeks
    UK anime convention

    I know this is a little off topic, so I won't make a habit of it.

    Some friends of mine are running an anime convention in November. They're all people who've been going to anime conventions for years and years, and wanted to give something back.


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  • 4 weeks
    Reading for Princess Celestia's Private Library

    Princess Celestia's Private Library just received a reading by Winged T. Spears.

    Princess Celestia's Private Library
    Reading by Winged T. Spears

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  • 7 weeks
    Hear me mangle some Old Equish

    Click at your peril

    It's not 100% spot on, but it has a 98.5% blessing from my Old English consultant.

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  • 7 weeks

    A recent conversation about Starlight Glimmer's past inspired the following idea for a vigilante/masked hero origin story.

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  • 9 weeks
    Timeline for the Admiral Shimmer verse

    This is a timeline of stories and events in the Admiral Shimmer verse. If you'd like to write a story in this verse, check out the Writing Bible.

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  • 9 weeks
    Question: stories for non-bronies

    Imagine you need to explain this whole pony fanfiction thing to an outsider, somebody who isn't a fan of the show but wants to understand what it is you do. Which stories would you pick, that showcase the surprising quality of the fimfic writing while remaining accessible to an outsider?

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  • 10 weeks
    And there's more!

    Wow, people really love their space ponies. In just 24 hours, Log of the U.N.S. Twilight Sparkle has overtaken Princess Celestia's Private Library. Which I'm quietly miffed about, because I think Princess Celestia's Private Library is a good story. plug plug plug :trollestia:

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  • 13 weeks

    My pal BaeroRemedy is running a story contest:


    Start date: March 20th, 2017
    Deadline: April 17th, 2017


    The story must focus on emotions of loss or moving on. Be it in the form of a lost family member or a relationship that has moved on in some respect.

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Stories of mine

Admiral Sunset Shimmer stories

Current fickle favourites

  • The Mare of the Night The human ambassador to Equestria hires a batpony prostitute, but he doesn't want sex... by Flint-Lock 8,987 words · 18,154 views · 2,256 likes · 57 dislikes
  • A Scratch On Shining Armor Vinyl Scratch, being oh so popular with the Canterlot guards, gets one assigned to her to 'rehabilitate' her. This will be fun. by BaeroRemedy 182,520 words · 4,291 views · 516 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Aporia Once upon a time, if the term even applies, two young ladies decided to visit an Equestria, selected seemingly at random. Which would be nothing special, despite their attitudes towards ponies being so different, if one hadn't mentioned sandwiches... by Oliver 121,242 words · 3,519 views · 345 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Home is for the Weak The princess of the sun and a gimp orphan sit in a cardboard box. by Pickleless 22,749 words · 6,978 views · 1,433 likes · 29 dislikes

Good stories with audio readings

Epic cycles: start here

  • Hard Reset Twilight gives her life to stop a changeling invasion. Repeatedly. by Eakin 36,966 words · 69,580 views · 6,749 likes · 107 dislikes
  • Memory Pending An outsider finds himself flung into Equestria, and forced into a new form. Will he fit in? by Kiroberos 107,946 words · 50,319 views · 2,872 likes · 82 dislikes
  • Moonlight Palaver Upon Nightmare Moon's return, the leaders of other nations gather to discuss the situation. They're not especially happy about it. by Carabas 6,851 words · 7,977 views · 841 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Petriculture Twilight tries to figure out how rock farming works. by Kwakerjak 6,716 words · 48,504 views · 3,285 likes · 48 dislikes
  • How to Remove a Unicorn Tooth Three missing pieces, two loving alicorns, and a single stupid decision that will set young Princess Cadence on a fresh new course. by Skywriter 11,618 words · 18,674 views · 1,346 likes · 18 dislikes

Some more favourites

Romantic, erotic, raunchy or dubious stories.

  • Regarding The Need for Sex Education Ponies these days are nuzzling younger than ever. Talk to your foals about the dangers of unprotected tummy rubs. by GaPJaxie 7,604 words · 24,671 views · 1,753 likes · 47 dislikes