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ITT: Reading, writing, recommending stories, surviving raids, >vore, "the show isn't shit it's the fans!", reading books instead of fanfiction, bloated stories, romance, bleedin's threadly "why bother" posts, rationalfics, Dune, Apple Bloom fucks a timberwolf, >WARNING: This story contains accidental rape, actually interacting with fanfic authors, reading horsefiction got someone laid, DnD style stories, clopfics with no sex, Jew math, Skirts returns to the joy of nobody, bad horror fics, and bland stories with more interesting things happening in the background


>FiMFiction Starter Kit (recommended fics):
Winners:
http://i.imgur.com/vuTA7EN.png
List of nominees by category:
http://mlp-fanfics.herokuapp.com/

>How do I write fanfiction?
Ezn’s guide - https://eznguide.neocities.org/
Politics and the English Language - http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit/
Vhatug's tips for anatomically correct clop - https://pastebin.com/g4VpEg4f
Horse Behaviour - http://www.equestrianandhorse.com/equus/behaviour.html
Setting a story in motion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufO8LbwTdu0
Taking criticism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v4R2ZcxPlA

>Can you pre-read my story?
Post it on Google Docs with comments enabled and give us a link.

>Reviews and riffs:
https://pastebin.com/u/notkickass222urmom
https://pastebin.com/u/IHeartShinzakura
https://pastebin.com/wmGX7FPm
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z9Bz7UnEbxo-svlXa2tV49PJkP-yFuR7pRXiBUn-IeU

>Voiceguy's readings:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt68MpmvEketmqOdHncHI2w

Last thread: >>33297815
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>>33362418
Too much degeneracy exists on fagfiction.
The good stories can be counted on one hand.
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>>33362418
>reading horsefiction got someone laid
I must need to reread last thread. Deep down inside I still believe that I'd be better off reading normie books than reading fan fic, even if the normie books are shit.
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>>33362678
Its true, met IRL female author, we did it pony style.
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cock vore fanfics
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>>33362687
Did you rub your featureless against her plot?
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>>33362743
Better believe it.
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>>33362687
>take classes with cute girl
>strike up a conversation
>she's into mlp, anime, fanfiction and shit
>steer conversation into this area
>she starts talking about anime
>i don't watch anime
>she never stops talking about anime
We spoke a lot that semester. I'm not aware that she had a personality outside of her interests. Would smash, but god was she boring.
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/428932/what-dreams-may-cook
>SSnE
>Mature
>Sex
>Flash Sentry
I think he may not be alright.
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>>33362842
My money is on definitely not.
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>>33362784
Don't feel bad. The love of my life is considered a weeb by pretty much every one. We stopped talking 4 years ago, largely because we had no common interests and I was too clingy.I still love her, even though my head knows that it'll never work and that I could probably do better.
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>>33362531
>degeneracy

Nothing is lost by you walking away from the fandom, anon.
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>>33361539
>during Moonfall in EoP.

Is THAT what happened? I never read past the first book because post-apocalyptia is more interesting that time-skip back, and Skirts had already abandoned the story anyway.
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T-plus three days since we were promised BV annon would bring us up to speed on the insanity of Chink and the Bastard.

also

>>33362418
>Apple Bloom fucks a timberwolf

When the fuck did that happen in the last thread?
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>>33363746
Here: >>33317028
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>>33363684
Landed on top of ponyville. That was part of it,but skrits never got around to mentioning what caused everything
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>>33363758
Well I think I've interneted enough for today after seeing that.
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>>33363673
All faggots WILL be gassed.
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>>33362842
What the fuck? Didn't he have a separate account for smut? What would Ponky think?

Also yeah I doubt that Austraeoh will continue, so RIP.
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Bloody hell, last thread just died. We had like 18 hours more leeway and nobody used it.
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>>33365021
The last thread was old and busted. Out with the past, in with the present.
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>>33302856
On the flip side, regular fiction tends to be much better paced than fan fiction. Although, that's probably less to do with the quality of the author and more to do with the fact that one is professionally edited work and the other is serial fiction.
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>>33365041
I'll say I was able to read an ASOIAF book a lot faster than any fic of similar length.
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Why do I see so many recommendations for The Celestia Code?
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Rereading last thread has made me realise something. The facts that some fics go over 500k words and yet still manage to be good enough to not make me drop them really means that I should hold them in a higher regard than I currently do. But on second thought, does that still count if they have the "pretty much any individual chapter is great but the work as a whole is shit" problem?
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What the fuck is skirts writing?
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>>33366663
I'm assuming an explosion happened in his head and he can only see skirts.
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>>33366788
Super gay post, Anon.
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>>33356540
>Monolith
What a stupid premise. "An evil thing appears one day and everyone dies." It would snap me right out of the story. Bonus points for doing the standard horror fic thing and completely squandering a mystery in favor of shitty horror.

>Feathers
Never mind. The monolith's a great premise compared to sapient DNA. Wut.

>Pests
At least it plays up the body horror and insect fear thing. Kind of generic, though. In a word of magic and ponies, it's the plot that could be inserted into any setting.

>>33358827
I like it. Worldbuilding in a SoL isn't done very often these days. The problem would probably be more people would be more interested in that worldbuilding and what happened than in the actual story.

>>33360918
No, that's the other fic named Blink and it's shit.

>>33363684
>Moonfall
Wouldn't that be a planet-wide extinction level event that would rip the planet apart and require billions of years for it to reform, cool, and become friendly to life again?

>>33365021
>tfw you were too busy watching season 3 of The Expanse to shitpost on /fimifc/
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>>33366197
what 500k+ word-count fics would you recommend? I've started reading 'It's complicated' and that's all I know
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>>33367975
DoWaS is good.
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>>33367669
>Wouldn't that be a planet-wide extinction level event
If that was our moon, then yes. Apparently pony moon is considerably smaller and hollow, hence less mass. IIRC Nightmare moon's headquarters was inside the damned thing which just made her banishment there even dumber
So it just extincted ponies and eliminated magic for some reason
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Well, I'll be damned.
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/16375/sharing-the-night
This finished in my lifetime.
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>>33368493
isn't it more of a "declare it done and continue in a sequel"? granted, that's better than doing six books in one "story" like most of the longer fics on the site.
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>>33368493
Ist good? Should I read? Please reply to my post.
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>>33369904
I'unno.
I added to my bookshelf back in '13, saying I'd read it once it was done. I abandoned hope a couple of years ago, but now it's finally over, so I can finally read it.
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>>33369904
Its faggotry. The author should be shot.
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>>33370061
>2019
>not being a faggot
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>>33370133
Truth
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Anons remember to vote for Kanye next year, mkay?
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https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/841106/live-and-let-lingerie-2019-state-of-the-lemur
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>>33371097
shorter skirts and shorter crosses
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>>33368224
>So it just extincted ponies
Even if it was smaller than the real moon, it still would have been a near total extinction event (the dinosaur asteroid was between 7-50 miles in diameter), eliminating everything bigger than some marine life and small mammals.

>tfw there will never be a post-apocalypse fic about an asteroid hitting and seaponies being the only intelligent life left, as they struggle to deal with the mass death of plankton and resulting food chain shock

>>33369904
Gotta reread it, but from what I recall, it was the more SoL/shipping one of the "Twilight becomes an alicorn" fics.

>>33371097
>SS&E turns into an EqG clopfic writer
Top kek. Can't wait for the 800,000 word long fic about Dash coming east.
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>>33369904
It jumps around a lot tonally. There’s a lot of angst from Twilight and Luna over how they both fit into the cosmology, but then a lot of it’s played for comedy, except then... other stuff... happens and it’s suddenly deadly serious. Also, everypone’s kind of a bitch. A lot of interesting lore, though. Not one of my favorites, but maybe that’s just my taste.
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So ive been reading https://pastebin.com/N9Kp3X8j which is pretty good but one thing, wouldnt the ponies be spooked out if they did meet a human like some people would if they came face to face with a Roswell grey alien?
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>>33371201
>Even if it was smaller than the real moon
Honestly I still don't get why ponies went extinct, yet literally every other species on the planet somehow came through unscathed
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>>33371331
You wouldn't mind telling me what general you pulled that green out of, would you?

In regards to your question, I don't think they would really react that extremely. Equestria is full of diverse life; many of which is intelligent. A human would just be another oddity like Discord or Tirek. A one of kind creature is nothing new in MLP. As cliche as it is, those greens where Anon immediately gets a blue collar job and ecks out a living is realistically what would happen if a human went to Equestria. Minus the part where he befriends his waifu and fucks eight foals into them.
In the relation to the green you posted though, a living human would be treated as one of the most important, if not the most important, creature living in Equestria. The amount of knowledge and resources they could impart by sheer virtue of being the only creature able to enter human ruins would make their worth infinite.
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After watching The Big Lebowski I can confidently say that fan fics no longer confuse me. Lebowski is so much worse.
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>>33370133
Shit anon, I think you've just killed all of my motivation to watch past season 5.
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>>33371495
Please seek treatment for your rampant autism.
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when did mrnumbers find time to crawl this far up his own ass
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/841036/the-state-of-fimfictions-fading-erotic-scene
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>>33371527

"We need to have more diverse perspectives on sexuality, guys!"

>proceeds to attack Ci-friggin'-G for having a perspective on sexuality different from both is own and the mainstream clop writers'
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>>33371703
cig is in the comments self-flagellating about how his writing is
>problematic
they're all circle-jerking about how writers have a responsibility to not accidentally make their readers an hero or start liking cops
it's some weird 17th century literature-as-moral-edification crap from a bunch of people who used to celebrate art for art's sake but now seem to want everyone to conform to their way of thinking and not write problematic or voyeuristic porn and only write enthusiastic consent all the time. otherwise straight males might go out and rape everyone after reading pony fanfic.
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>>33371527
I was out by the second sentence. Successfully polarized, I now wave the "go fuck yourself mrnumbers" flag.
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>>33371527
FEMFICTION W H E N

I'm sorry I'm not reading all that bullshit but fuck you if you stand between me and my rapefics
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T-plus five days since we were promised BV annon would bring us up to speed on the insanity of Chink and the Bastard.
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>>33371975
Maybe I shouldn't have skimmed, but amidst all the cries for safespaces and female empowerment isn't Numbers saying there should be more emphasis in trying to make porn that isn't justgratuitous sex?
Because that I can agree with. I like my 5k fetish sex romps just like anyone else, but it'd be nice to have deeper stories about sex rather than just a handful.
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>>33372047
Yeah, I can agree with that as well. Sex can mean something. Sex can end with more than just a mooky bootyhole. ERP is a really great way to explore that kind of character dynamic with the right sort of partner. The eroticism opens up completely new venues for character development. In fact, I might end up paraphrasing some of my plays into smut in the future.
Moreso the exploration of sex by itself and how it might fit with a pony society could be interesting, too - as long as you can keep your dick down and refrain from making some abominable "casual sex" world.
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>>33371479
true, i guess i can see that. i believe came from rgre thread.
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>don't worry, guys, I'm NOT giving up on my big story, I'm just going to go write a bunch of unrelated ones for the next few years because I'm bored of it and i low key hate it
has a fic ever recovered from one of those blog posts? east horse is officially KIA.
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>>33372269
Obviously not. If they hate it, they are not suddenly going to love it again without an intervention.
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I drank chamomile tea today. Upon researching its history, I now agree that it makes perfect sense to use that as a name for your pony OC. It's a boiled fucking plant! What else would they make tea out of!

>>33372269
I don't know of any from MLP, but isn't that what happened with Harry Potter and the Natural 20?
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>>33372269
I remember some people kind of saying similar things about Stephen King's Dark Tower series, where it felt like it lost all energy after the first two books. Of course he actually did finish it though, regardless of how he personally felt about it at that point.
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Apparently in 2018 /mlp/ lost 35.28% of its traffic. You anons should check 4stats, very interesting site.
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>>33373117
37th board, fuck. Last I remember the Heinessen stats we were closing in on the top 10.
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>>33371527
>First, that all guys want out of their relationships is sex and women are less 'fully realized people' and more 'the gatekeepers of sex', complex social puzzles to solve for the reward of a sexual relationship, a prize for being Deemed Worthy. The other statement is that by inverting that, you’re playing up the audience’s power fantasy: Damn, isn’t it desirable to be seen that way? Isn't it gratifying?
Because being desirable is not the main female fetish. For someone who like to talk about masculine and feminine gazes, her sure misses the main attraction of Twilight and 50 Shades: a clumsy, utterly boring girl with rumbling thoughts (the most generic self insert ever) somehow attracts irresistible attention from a beautiful supernatural being or a powerful billionaire, such attention that he is barely able to keep himself together. The tension between wanting to have Bella but not being able to is what keeps Twilight's narrative going.
Another point is the stereotype that if you're cold she'll get crazier for you. The reason, once again, is power play. That man doesn't desire ME? How can that be possible. Women crave attention, no matter what they say or write on the net, and it comes in their fiction and in their IRL attitudes.
IRL example: I had a friend who was the archetypal blonde bimbo who would always react to catcalling, even if it came from gutter tier drunks, or tell stories about how she seduced men, like it was a mark of her beauty and power.
So, yeah, woman love being the centre of fascination, and they write about it openly (Twilight, 50 Shades, romantic fiction, real life). Shaming men for wanting to be desirable while neglecting the feminine aspect of is pure hypocrisy, m8.
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>>33373398
>Even when I write human characters, very rarely do I dwell on the physical characteristics. Personality is sexy. The person is sexy. When mentioning physical characteristics, it pays to tie them to an expression of personality they represent, how the form is a manifestation of the mind.

As someone who spend reading and writing on fanfiction and adulfanfiction during 2011-2013, and who worked as a ghost write for romance publishing houses, I can say this is a load of fucking bullshit. On adulfanfiction, you'll never find a story about nerdy or artistic men. No, it's always athletes, warriors, vikings, soldiers, etc. Sure, the muscles are not described, but it's obviously implied in the choice of profession and character. In romance fiction, it's even more obvious, when you have to go to the sex scenes and describe chiselled abs and other tissue. All of this is literature for women, and one of the most profitable areas of publishing. The personality in the majority is very archetypal: powerful, taking no bullshit male, who has a troubles dark past ad who is emotionally rigid and cold and blooms only because of the heroine. The idea being that a woman can somehow heal a hardened, though man (protip: you can't. If you do it in IRL, expect to get an extremely violent reaction in return, because the last thing these rigid, hardened, armoured men want is to feel vulnerable. They'd rather murder you than accept what the feeling. Why do you think they're so cold and muscular? For beauty, or to keep something away?)
But yeah, personality.
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>>33373406
>Focus on the emotional connection. Focus on feelings and sensation - on actions and reactions. The things they do and the reason they do them. There’s an eroticism in intentions.

Mainstream erotic female fiction is worse than pony smut. There's nothing emotional in it. In fact, everyone laughs at how fucking bad and corny it is. I once wrote an erotic piece for a commission, and was said to make it vulgar, less flowery, and simpler. I was writing chick lit, for women. And this guy tells me about emotional connection. She felt good in his strong arms. That's the most you can get.
And yeah, adulfanfiction. So much emotions when reading about boys getting raped and essentially abused and bullied into sex by dominant men, pirate captains, enemy general, brothel owners And it's fimfiction that portrays a negative attitude about sexuality and poisons our minds, and it's always men's fault. Women are pure – innately pure as the dharmakaya while writing about a teenage boy acting like slave to a pirate captain or being passed from one brother client to another and subjected to rather painful experiences and all under the understanding that if he trespasses even one single rule he'll get flogged or worse. And the Stockholm syndrome they develop - very emotional. Deep.
But, yeah, emotions and eroticism.
Here's an example:
http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/index.php
Look at the tags. Remember, it's written by women. But somehow only male bronies are guilty for male gazing and fetish material and perverting our essence through torrents of noncon stuff. But boys – human, underage boys – being abused for pleasure. Totally fine, bruh. It’s just fiction.
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>>33373254
We were once 8th. Pretty sad tbqh
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>>33373409
>They like each other because they like each other. They have sex to show that they like each other, not because they wanted sex.

And one night stands are just a hallucination, along with the Don Juans, nymphomaniacs, and the usual human horniness. The problem of one being horny and other not never being a problem in the history of humanity.
The author writes that he was in relationships, but I wonder why is he so naive. Everyone knows that relationships exist for the satisfaction of various desires: loneliness, lust, economical stress, lack of living space, escape from shitty parents, better life, source of drugs. Love itself is selfish - you're attracted to another because of the high the person gives to you. Once the trip is over and you're back to baseline, you'll either continue a miserable existence in a sham marriage for the sake of the kids or go each its own way or pretend to be loving while having affairs on the side. No one is searching for pleasing another, but for self satisfaction.
Speaking of rape, why is everyone hung up on males raping? You can say women, too, are responsible for rape because they write and fantasize about being rape – with being raped dominating the female fetish ratings - therefore giving men and incentive to act. But no, it’s always men who are at fault. Raping and being raped are the most common fantasies, and instead of shaming them, it should be understood why they exist, why they come to dominate sexual life, and then remove the cause at its root instead of blaming some male voice. Considering that some of the most tender and touching and even sacred erotic literature was written by men, it’s safe to say that the raping fetish has nothing to do with one’s sex but with something else.
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>>33373418
By the way, it’s kinda interesting the guy mentions gay voices. He should research homosexuality and its penchant for extreme sadomasochism and violence before talking about consent.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/07/gay-community-metoo-moment-conversation-consent-sexual-assault
And also read Burroughs’ Naked Lunch. Or Cooper’s Frisk.
Sorry for spamming so much, but I wanted to make clear that this author has very naive and idealistic view of the female gaze and female fiction.
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>>33373409
The female fiction, hen it comes to pornfic or lovefic, completely lacks passion and interacting with the loved one in a realistic way.
I'm convinced that the average fan fiction written here completely blows out of the water 90% of these stories written by females.
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>>33373425
Thanks for dissecting that pile of bullshit, it was entertaining.
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>>33371527
I didn't bother reading the blog post, but the comments are amazing.

Find myself agreeing with that B dude pretty hard too. Lots of fuckers could use a good lesson in rhetoric.
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What is this about? Is lesbian horsepussy a form of protest now?
Is there clop in that? Is it worth reading for fapping?
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>>33373830
I downvote anything with faggots anyway.
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>>33373841
Hello, only other straight person on the site.
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>>33373841
mah brother
Impregnation is thre greatest theme in clop.
Non-con is the second best.
Futa (with pussy and no balls) Starlight vs Trixie is the 3rd
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>>33373830
MxM is instant negative
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>>33372158
Oh, I guess that explains why the story continually went out of its way to point out that everyone in power was a mare. RGRE, really? I thought that was a fetish general, that story reads more like it should belong in the My Little Progress general.
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>>33373830
I won't complain if we get more gay stuff.
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>>33373425
>>33373418
>>33373409
>>33373406
>>33373398
Sorry not reading your wall before, Mr. Trump. It holds the true.
The faggot is viewing a delusion.
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>>33373931
All faggots need to be executed.
They destroy everything they touch.
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>>33373936
Ok.
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T-plus six days since we were promised BV anon would bring us up to speed on the insanity of Chink and the Bastard.

(day five was posted a day late, that's why I'm posting day six today as well)
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>>33374026
I wonder if perhaps the insanity was too much for him.
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>>33373841
>>33373846
>>33373847
Now have a threesome.
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>>33374144
Degenerate.
Kill yourself. Celestia hates you.
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>>33373847
>futa (with pussy and no balls)
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>>33374026
>promised
I ain't promised you shit, my dude
And anyway, there's 6 new GAOA chapters and 3 meanwhile.... I've started on it but it takes time to get through that much shit without going crazy
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>>33374206
I'm glad to know you're not dead.
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>>33374150
>Celestia hates him
Does that matter? Everyone knows Luna's Love™ is what really matters.
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>>33374206
Just trying to encourage you to get a move on - the longer you take, the more insanity you have to process at once to make sense of for all of us.

But nice to know the ravages of time and bad fiction haven't claimed you...yet...
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>>33373830
it's average. would have been good but it was too obviously written to make a point. the entire thesis fo the story and the blog is that escapism should contain some educational or morally uplifting quality and that it should teach people how to behave. the same argument was put by plato, who later expanded the argument to state that any form of entertainment that didn't promote civic virtue, education or moral edification should be banned entirely.
the church in the 17th century held similar views. literature and entertainment's role was to improve the moral character of the audience. it was held that immoral or socially incorrect forms of entertainment would degrade the audience and cause them to sin. when romanticism came along(this is a potted history so it's not incredibly accurate) that attitude largely fell by the wayside, and art became a social good inherently, divorced from the need to education, edify or morally improve the viewer. iow escapism became an accepted form of artistic expression.
the arguments that numbers posits are nod ifferent than plato or the church, or any other group, movement or organisation that has sought to prevent the masses from simply escaping from life for a while. they want all media to be inherently education and politically aware - they want no escape from their particular brand of civic virtue. everything must improve the moral character of the viewer.
the fact that they're casing it in termms of the "right" way to write porn is largely a front to inject the particular moral that only certain kinds of porn and only certain means of expression of sexual desire - those favoured by numbers based on an illogical and incomplete understanding of the opposite sex - are acceptable to write.
tl;dr numbers is a totalitarian who wants people to stop liking things he doesn't like, but dressed up in buzzwords
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>>33373418
>No one is searching for pleasing another, but for self satisfaction.
I slightly disagree. "I just want you to be happy" is a common form of love, even if it often comes with "because that makes me happy".
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>>33373456
It's just a matter of stats. Most writers are female and most people are crap writers and therefore more literature written by women will be crap than literature written by men. And that's not even accounting for the age of the authors.
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>>33373830
You're surprised? Boy, you're innocent - I've seen feminist tentacle porn.
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>>33374816
>they want no escape from their particular brand of civic virtue. everything must improve the moral character of the viewer.
These faggots need to watch Triumph of the Will.
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>ITT: /r/braincels
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>>33371331
>wouldnt the ponies be spooked out if they did meet a human
There are multiple sapient species on Equestria's planet, so I'd say most probably treat it to how we treat foreigners. Of course, if a Russian somehow popped up in the middle of town screaming in Russian, it would probably raise more than a few eyebrows.

>>33371527
>until recently, I identified as both
Can't wait for the inevitable mental health breakdown blog post.

Sad to see socio-politics start to creep into a site dedicated to horsewords. I can only see things steadily getting worse. I remember back when you could just read fics and not give a fuck about moral panics or lack of diversity in writing.

>>33372047
>isn't Numbers saying
No, he's making the Jack Thompson argument that all of this rape porn, objectification, and power fantasies are influencing real life events and making those things culturally okay. Because of that, fanfic writers have a moral and ethical obligation to not write stories that have bad themes or morals in them.

Which is, of course, horseshit.
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>>33374816
MLP is literally an Aesop show you drooling mongoloid. The whole point of the cartoon the fandom is ascribed to is about teaching moral and social lessons, ie how not to be a dick. Something the vast majority of this fandom in general seems to completely forget in favor of acting like the fedora tipping intellectual contrarian

And you inbred faggots then go on to think that it’s the show causing the fandom to die kek
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>>33374952
the show being didactic doesn't mean that the porn written by the fans of the show has to be didactic or indeed anything but wish fulfilment, if that's what they want to write.
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>>33374952
The show stopped being an aesop by the start of S3, wherein all the characters had already forgotten literally all their lessons and it just became "lol whatever".
Also, you're a cunt.
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I love all and every single one of you.
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>>33375613
go fuck yourself
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>>33375670
There's one year left of poni, you really want to spend it being an edgy boi?
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>>33375794
This desu
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>>33375794
There's one year left of poni, do you want to spend that one still being a sappy faggot?
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>>33375975
Yes.
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>>33375975
Are there not G4 specials along the lines of BGE in 2020?
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>>33376032
I belive there's going to be some specials and a final movie before G5 rolls around.
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>>33375975
Yeah lol
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>>33375975
Absolutely
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I know Bleedin's here.
Look, some nobody writer made their first stories over the past two days and three of them are at the top of the featured box.
See? Even if the stories are bottom of the barrel entertainment, if you put an ounce of well-aimed effort and dedication, you can succeed.
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>>33373912
believe it or not, that thread weird it maybe there is some good stories being made.
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I like Griffins so I looked up the griffin and romance tag on fimfiction and only got 4 pages, and only a handful of fics that caught my eye.

Are there any fics with Griffin romance in it that don't have those tags? I get the feeling that what I got just now isn't going to be enough.
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>>33377402
Oh, I know that any general can produce good green; I just commenting that the subject matter didn't seem appropriate for the general. Like if you went into the Slave Pony general and the top story was about taking care of a pony that was only three inches tall or something.
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>Her soul swooned slowly as she heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

Didn't you anons say Background Pony was shit?
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>>33377548
Well shit anon, you've just killed any interest that I had in trying Background Pony.
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Just got done reading To Serve in Hell. I was always curious about fics tackling the NMM alt timeline from S5, and it was a nice adventure, but the ending left me unsatisfied.
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>>33378029
>the ending left me unsatisfied.
How so?
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>>33378029
I enjoyed it pretty well even if some things were anti-climactic and kind of rushed. And yeah there are surprisingly few big fics like that, I'm also reading The Clockwork Consequence.
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>>33378040
There wasn't enough closure, I suppose. It's a 100k word story but the aftermath of the world changing events is waved off in a 3k epilogue. I wanted to see how the characters recover, rebuild, soak in the good ending, revel in the post-orgasm bliss of a wrapped up story.
Instead I get blueballed with a quick "they sort of lived happily ever after, except maybe not" open ending that's almost like a sequel bait cliffhanger. It's like the writer just wanted to be finally done with it, which is a damn shame considering how greatly I enjoyed the edging of like 80% of the story, but the end was like someone knocking at your door just as you're about to blow.
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>>33378060
>long NMM fic with an ending that lacked closure
Sounds familiar. Is this R word bait?
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>>33374152
>futa (with pussy and no balls)
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>>33377548
Is there a Fimfiction add-on that will display all the prose in purple?
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/417843/scootanari
>tfw Futaloo isn't dead
I hope The Dude is Abiding in Futaheaven right now.
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>>33377666
How come no one has checked this man's digits? What the fuck??? Also you suck.

>>33378203
You suck too.
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>>33378539
Digits aren't much on a board that's this slow. Isn't it also technically breaking a global rule?
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>>33378652
Technically, but when has that stopped anybody?
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>>33374816
>morality plays are inherently totalitarian
Sound the retard alert, we've got a big one! Put your thesaurus on the ground and step away from the computer!
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Initially this is pretty disappointing to see.
On second thought it's really depressing.
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Here's something for the two or three HPMOR-autists that hang out in this thread.
I posted it, so now you don't have to.
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>>33379426
But why, though.
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>>33373841
What about a story where to mares break up because they realise they're straight?
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>>33379397
Well, having anthro and EQG at once seems kind of redundant.
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>>33379905
I'd read that.
Its a redemption story.
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>>33379426
We've already talked about it. In fact, that's what we started out with. Originally it was only on fanficition.net and only had like 3 chapters. Apparently it's started updating again, but last I checked the updates are just suspicious-looking links to another website.
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>>33378816
what's it like living at 90 degrees to reality?
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Fanfiction.
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Why aren't you discussing Past Sins? The best fanfiction ever made.
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>>33380985
Where?
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>>33381024
Generally not a fan of OC stories like that.
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>>33379397
I'm actually a little shocked, what the hell Fimfic.
When changelings came out we had literally thousands of fics coming out non-stop, and you're telling me Kirins don't deserve the same?
Cmon.
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>>33379649
HPMOR makes an explicit MLP reference. Remember how there were unicorns in Philosopher's Stone? Yeah, it's them. I've heard it said that it was actually a reference to something else, but I fucking doubt it. Here's just one.
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>>33381084
The fagdom is dying.
How many amazing stories are stuck, unfinished, with authors having not logged in since 2016 or 2017?
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>>33381084
It's been a shit year, number of published stories declined slighty from 2017 which was already bad.
Same with this board, see >>33373117 or desu chart which shows approx. 40% decline between mid 2017 and 2018.
EQD had the lowest number of published articles in it's history.
Only Derpi shows a bit of growth.
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>>33381124
Derpi growth is because of the explosion of faggot acceptance and hugboxism.
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>>33381110
I really wish incomplete stories would be automatically set to hiatus after some time so you could filter them without losing the actual alive ones.
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>>33381142
I know knighty won't do it, but if an author is banned or hasn't logged in for, i'unno, two years, all their stories are immediately marked cancelled.
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>>33381225
Is there any proof that knighty is even working on the site anymore or is he just cashing in the patreon bucks.
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>>33381110
I would try to create a good story that would bring everyone together, but I've tried over 100 times and only barely any scratched the surface. Maybe I just can't improve. At least I tried enough to entertain you guys. At least I tried to the extent of my abilities. Even if I failed so many, there will be no excuse that I didn't try my best.
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>>33382971
oh bleeding, you do bring us all together
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>>33382982
if that's the truth, then that's good enough for me.
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>>33381049
There!
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does this thread have a discord. I'm tired of posting here and want to talk directly to fimfic anons.
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>>33383891
Kill yourself.
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>>33383912
It's a simple question.
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>>33384079
It's a simple answer.
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>>33383891
What... would the point be? The thread is functionally its own discord, except you don't have to namefag here.
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>>33383891
FiMFiction has its own discord server, and there are several authors who have their own servers.
I don't know what else you'd like.
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>>33384367
I want the 4chan experience.
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>>33385143

The first step is to turn around, bend over. And drop your underpants
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What do you Anons think of SSnE's journey into depravity?
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>>33385669
My downvote finger is getting a workout.
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>>33385669
Not a fan of face-sitting.
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>>33385756
It's kind of overrated.
How are you supposed to properly eat out someone if they're putting their whole weight on top of your head?
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>>33385669
Is he okay? He's abandoned his long running fics and gone on a weird submissive Flash kick.
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>>33386523
sometimes a man has to get it out of his system.

but yeah, easthorse is deeeead
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>>33386523
Femboy Flash is the only thing that brings him joy, Anon. Don't kinkshame.
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>>33386558
Weird kinks should be executed.
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>>33385669
I'm firmly in the "live and let live" camp, but that just sounds like the fandom is slowly getting more niche every day.
The more 'extreme' authors get, the smaller the fandom becomes.

Doubt he's just gonna go back to writing boring safe fics like he used to.
It starts with a minor Flashie fetish and soon enough you're only writing about gender roles in Equestria Girls.
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>>33386548
he said he's gonna get back to it in a blog
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>>33386618
I'm pretty sure he said he was going back to EoP back in 2013 or 14.
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>>33386618
because when an author says they haven't given up instead of just posting a new chapter, the fic is guaranteed to finish.
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>>33385669
This is a very practical demonstration of the evils of degeneracy.
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>>33385669

Well...at least Chink hasn't gone this far. Yet.
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>>33385669
why not just do this on an alt account? Why broadcast your deviancy to the world? I don't put my porn fics under the same name as my adventure fics. This feels like some weird uncloseting thing.
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>>33387032
>This feels like some weird uncloseting thing.
Wasn't that kind of the point?
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>>33387056
He should be gassed. Doxx him and bring him to universal justice.
Faggots aren't allowed.
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>>33387032
>This feels like some weird uncloseting thing.
I don't see why everyone's so surprised.
He's Shortskirtsandexplosions. He now wants to explode inside boys wearing short skirts.
It seems like a perfectly foreseeable lateral move.
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>>33387032
Something about virtue signalling. It's "brave" and "daring" to broadcast your major malfunction to the entire world these days.
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>>33387032
I mean this isn't exactly Facebook, and SS&E isn't particularly known for being a super average normal guy.
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>>33387222
This.

I feel a little sad for him. He said he did wrong by Ponky, and his relationship with him was somewhat iconic in the fandom. https://youtu.be/l9wTkmsB8h8
And no he isn't gay, it was pure and innocent bromance.
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>>33387857
>He said he did wrong by Ponky, and his relationship was somewhat iconic
Can I get a rundown of this Skirts Ponky stuff?
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>>33387865
>Quick rundown
Hehe, always makes me laugh. Nothing special, really. Ponky was one those people who loved BGP so he messaged Skirts one day, and by pure luck he actually replied (which he never does). There's a discontinued podcast of them on Skirts' YouTube channel, and they talk about whatever.

https://youtu.be/vt87H4mHD0o
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>>33387182
Are you confident in that? I've seen sex-positive people and the normal virtue signallers, but that's stretching it a bit far.
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>>33374952
>how not to be a dick
>you inbred faggots

>>33375975
Better to spend it happy and comfy than sad and bitter.

>>33377548
The entire last half of that sentence is completely meaningless. I especially like how "falling faintly" is repeated just three words later, only reversed, as if to confirm the whole thing is just filler.

That sentence epitomizes why I cut the thing six chapters in--half the story was unnecessary purple prose.

>>33377666
Triple checked.

>>33381084
>big two-part finale featuring new villains
>standard "main characters go to a new area and solve a friendship problem" episode
It's like wondering why the Yaks never took off like the changelings did.

>>33385669
>MrNumbers goes on a huge rant about how terrible and demeaning MLP porn is and how authors have a moral obligation to write ethical porn
>SS&E starts posting domination fetish porn
P O T T E R Y

>>33387032
>This feels like some weird uncloseting thing.
I used my account for my fetish story because I was lazy and didn't feel like making an alt for Fimfiction, Deviantart, etc.
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>>33388004
What makes it extra special is that SSnE got into porn writing by talking with some of the writers Numbers criticised on his blog.
The universe has its own way of balancing itself.
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>>33388004
I went and looked at that Numbers guy's rant, and it's some sad shit seeing people actually agreeing in the comments.
All complaining that porn written mostly by and for guys is too "male gazey" and how much he hates RGRE.
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>>33377666
>>33378203
>>33388004
That quote is a sample of the ending of Dubliners by James Joyce you morons. It may not prove much, but at least it showed that three faggots who dislike BGP have shit taste. It also proves that some anons here don't really understand what purple prose is.

You'd think that anons who read a shit ton of fics would also read at least a bit of more traditional literature.
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>>33388009
I like this post. Good post.
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>>33388025
Well shit, time for me to try reading Background Pony...
>400k words
Hmmm, maybe not.
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>>33388038
>>33388025
These chapter lengths are disgusting.
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>>33381109
>>33379649
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>>33381109
>>33379649
>>33388089
Then again, that only explains one of the unicorns (specifically >>33381109). To memory, there's 3 or 4 dead unicorns in the fic so the one in this picture is more likely to be an MLP reference than it is anything else.
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>>33388025
Sooo... I should be impressed by the plagiarism?
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>>33388025
>implying Joyce isn't purple af
if Finnegans Wake was written by someone that wasn't famous it would be regarded as trash. Joyce fanboys are literary bandwagoners of the most pretentious order.
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>>33387929
What is virtue signalling other than a different form of coming out? It is setting your own views and obscurities in stone by immersing them in the hot concrete of society. "Coming out" was virtue signalling before virtue signalling existed - it just goes along a different vein and serves a slightly different purpose, though I do believe the underlying psychosis is much the same. One's trying to justify to society who they are is alright, the other is trying to tell to society that they are right.
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I read some Background Pony. I wouldn't call it purple - but it's fucking verbose.
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>Can't escape people talking about Background Pony
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>>33387857
Fukken saved tbqh
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>>33388853
When it gets mentioned this much, you've got to try it eventually.
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>>33388874
I have tried it. That's why I want to escape people talking about it.
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>>33388874
It was an ok story, the prose was poetic, but damn was it a slog to read through. I think it would have worked better as an epic poem rather than a traditional story.
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BV anon, save us from background pony, you are our only hope!
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>>33388994
I wonder if skirts and shin could do a collab. Just have Flash be a huge femboy for a chapter or two of 7DSJ and then go back to normal.
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>>33388038
>>33388040
>>33388214
>>33388190
You pieces of shit give fanfiction a bad name. You are part of the reason boards like /lit/ hate us. Again, you'd think that people who read fanfiction would start forming taste and branch out to actual literature. But honestly it doesn't surprise me. This general is for fanfiction about a 6 y/o girl's show, the people attracted to it won't be the most sound.

>>33388813
This.
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>>33389031
Kek.

I've probably read less than 30 fan fics in my entire life. Including one shots.
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>>33388214
Are you purposely trying to be ironic?

>>33389041
Well memed, friend. My point is now invalid, and I am saying that with pure sincerety. After being humiliated like that what could I say?
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>>33389031
I think Background Pony gives fanfiction a bad name.
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>>33389041
Fuck it. I feel the sudden urge to try and list every fic that I've ever read. Lets see if it ends up under 30 and doesn't reveal me to be complete cancer.
>My Little Dashie (I don't need to comment, we've all read it)
>Rainbow Factory (see above)
>Rainbow Factory - whatever the sequel was called (I accidentally read it, thinking that it was the original. It was shit)
>Friendship is Optimal (audiobook - good concept that was often executed well but not particularly good in many other ways)
>The Moon's Apprentice (lets not)
>Biblical Monsters (I've already largely forgotten it)
>I've technically dropped >>33379426. it just wasn't worth the time.
Wow, is that really all of my MLP? I feel like I'm forgetting something huge, but there's nothing in my memory or internet history.

Non-MLP:
>Prequel (you can call that an Oblivion fan fic, right? I just hope that it ends soon)
>HPMOR (lets not)
>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Zombie (HPMOR recursive one-shot, actually fairly interesting, but too short for me to say any more)
>Educational (HPMOR recursive one-shot, fun while it lasts, but it doesn't last long)
>HPMoR: The Missing (but Necessary) Chapters (HPMOR recursive one-shot waste of time, I read it because I confused it for Educational)
cont - I'm cancer, right?
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>>33389041
>>33389149
>Harry Potter and the Methods of Super-Rationality (a one-shot parody of HPMOR, would be worth a read for people who hate HPMOR but it also spoils the ending of HPMOR)
>Following the Phoenix (single point of departure fic from HPMOR, fun while it does what the title promises but sooner or later becomes a painfully transhumanist war fic. I might reread it at some point, but that's only because reading worse fics might have made me appreciate it more)
>Ginny Weasley and the Sealed Intelligence (HPMOR sequel fic [that's a fucking genre!] - even the summary of the problems with this fic would take a post of its own. It's entirely too long and only have about 7 good ideas through it's entire course. The only redeeming value is that the last two proper chapters have some fucking amazing concepts)
>Significant Digits - (HPMOR sequel, read a decent amount of before dropping it. It had terrible pacing and filled a bunch of its chapters with characters and crap that I couldn't care about. Saying more would take an entire post.)
>That one Aryn Ryan Harry Potter parody (funny while it lasts)
>Harry Potter and the Natural 20 (Harry Potter/D&D 3e crossover. Good enough to keep you interested. Has a dip in the second year but it pays off later on. Hopefully it isn't abandoned.)
>The Metropolitan Man (Superman fan fic written by the same guy who did Philoshoper's Zombie {and I think Significant Digits?}, good idea that was handled well but stretched for way too many words. Would've been god-tier if it was half of its length)

So I count... 19(?) fics? 15 if you drop unfinished (either by me or the author) fics?

Yeah, I'm cancer.
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>>33389149
So if you dont read horsewords,or even fanfiction in general, why are you here?
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>>33389167
We're slow as fuck but we often have good discussions. It doesn't hurt to check up on occasions and learn something new about something tangential to the thread. The riffs are also nice.
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>>33389109
I couldn't disagree more.
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>>33389109
Fics like >>33389149 give fanfiction a bad name.
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>>33389223
You give love a bad name.
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What are some good shipfics?
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>>33389149
Leave.
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>>33389406
That would depend on what kind of ships you like.
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>>33389449
Boats.
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>>33389449
I'd be fine with pretty much anything that isn't some cringy OC or Spike.
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>>33389453
The Abyssal Forge
lololol
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>>33389406
>>33389642
I just went through my shipping folder and realized I have zero memory of half of the fics in it.
Anyway, here are some I recently read
www.fimfiction.net/story/180793/a-rainbow-in-winter-air
www.fimfiction.net/story/377292/dashes-to-dashes-dust-to-dust
www.fimfiction.net/story/77178/its-elementary-my-dear-rainbow
www.fimfiction.net/story/117164/just-one-night
and don't start complaining about my taste, they all qualify as pretty much anything.
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Is writing a satisfying conclusion the ultimate challenge for adventure fics?
Whether it's a dumb ex machina out of nowhere, a cliffhanger for a shit or forever unfinished sequel, not tying into the main part at all, an anticlimax, some stupid side plot stealing the spotlight or worst of them all, an open ending.
And even if the fic averts all of these fates you can be sure it will at the very least rush through and be done in a fraction of the fics overall length or somehow drag itself out and still hurry through the really important parts.
So few manage to conclude in a satisfying or even surprising way, when I'd argue that this is in fact the most important part of any good adventure story.
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>>33389737
Just have them come home, unpack the Big Box Of Feels, and call it a day?
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yarr
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/87827/love-sugar-and-sails
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>>33389737
The adventure story I wrote has an ending kind of like that. But in the first place it wasn't and isn't a huge epic adventure with a big overarching story and lots of drama. It was a relaxed adventure with a lot of mini-arcs. So the end just sort of "happens" and there isn't really a big deal about it.
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Should I even bother reading incomplete fanfics? I usually avoid them, but I've gotten into one incomplete sequel and now I'm worried it won't get finished.
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>>33390450
Sure, why not? Just because it doesn't have a proper ending yet doesn't mean it's not worth reading
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>>33390450
I'll always prefer a complete story over an incomplete, but yeah, if it's interesting, I'll treat it just like any other story.
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>>33390450
>being picky
With the average quality of fanfics, probably never being finished isn't that big of a strike against otherwise good stories in my book.
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I just finished reading University Days for the first time and loved it. I have read almost no fanfiction before this, and am wondering if there are any fics like it (quality of writing and storytelling as wel as story wise) which offer the same kind of comfy (and slice of life).
I liked the romance, though I liked the comfy feelling and setting it had a lot more.
Link https://www.fimfiction.net/story/13477/vinyl-and-octavia-university-days
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>>33390705
It's a pretty fun story.
You could always check these out and see if any are to your liking.
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>>33390705
What >>33390718 shows is a very old chart, but a lot of them are still good. DO NOT read the tragedy fics in that list, they are absolute garbage and at the time of being put there it was because of memes. If you good tragedy and don't mind verbose writing try SS&E's Background Pony. Maybe read Last Tear in Tartarus to see what his writing is like. The Bubbles fic mentioned in that list isn't on FiMFic, so you have to find on FiMFetch (I think). Also, another thing about that list is that newer fics have come out that should be there. Speaking of...

Anons, how I'd love it if we made this list longer and better before the board ends, is this not possible? Could we not make this dream come true?
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>>33390797
We tried to make an updated chart.
There weren't enough people voting, so it fell through.
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>>33390097
Without knowing your story that sounds more like adventurous SoL for which an ending like this would be just fine.
But having stories like Lost and Found, The Dread Chitin or Misunderstandings, which take dozens of hours to read, turn out to end in one of these shitty ways it just makes me tired of adventure fics.
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Speaking of adventure fics, endings and Misunderstandings, The Rogue Wolf has to be the single worst fucking author on this whole site.
Seems like all of his stories are just HiE bait that lure you in through their surprisingly competent openings, then slowly wear you out with the dragged out writing and finally fuck you over with their uniquely disappointing conclusions.
I've wasted over three whole days on Written in Dust and Misunderstandings and now I wish somebody would give me that time back.

Written in Dust is interesting since I've seen a few people recommend it here over the years, yet the finale was terrible, the main character and reader got quite literally cucked and as a cherry on top it even ended on a cliffhanger for a sequel that never came to be.
Misunderstandings is more infamous for it's ending, I don't know what it originally looked like but the new version definitely contains the most glaring example of an ex machina I've ever seen. And of course there's the other one earlier on and the constant plot holes but that just as a side note.
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>>33390987
>HiE

Well there's your first problem.
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>>33391002
Obviously, it's just that until now I couldn't drop the genre. But after these last two I'm just tired of it, all but two of all the major HiE adventure fics royally fucked up, the most promising ones are long dead, even OtPP which started at the same time as Misunderstandings went to shit five years ago.
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How would you go about writing a character fic? A fic whose main purpose is to explore and bring out a specific character's personality and traits?

Would just a plain SoL be most appropriate in all cases, or would tailoring the format to the character in question make more sense? An adventure fic with Daring Do sure sounds better - but maybe everyone's already heard about her adventurous side.
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>>33390987
>Misunderstandings is more infamous for it's ending,
I remember something about that.
Isn't that the one where the author realised he had fucked up the foreshadowing to his ending, went back to editing, but people still hated it so he changed it?
Or am I confusing it with something else?
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>>33391030
I think it was that one.
Right now I'm too tired to figure out what exactly happened though, at least the rewrite wasn't noticable while reading it but I can definitely see why people still hated it.
It would be interesting to know though since in this version the ending only works because of a major plothole, a major coincidence and the mentioned ex machina combined.
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>>33391028
Depends on what you want to explore about them. SoL can work for some things, but you could send AJ on some adventure to help her family or put Fluttershy in a situation involving a dangerous wild animal, and expand on other parts of their character that palling around can't.
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>>33391028
Just write something with the same style and atmosphere of the show.
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>>33391028
SoL generally sounds like a good choice if you really want to focus on character, a classic example would be Sunny Skies All Day Long.
Adventure fics can work too, see Lost and Found, but you have to write twice as much.
Also you could try putting a character in an opposite situation from what they're normally in to give them a chance to show their other sides.

>>33391073
>send AJ on some adventure to help her family or put Fluttershy in a situation involving a dangerous wild animal
Wouldn't this cause them to only show their already known sides, since those things are more or less the only things that define their characters and there have been episodes with exactly that premise.
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>>33391122
Did I miss an ep where Fluttershy had to deal with an animal that was actually dangerous? Like a pony-killer bear or summat that can't be rehabilitated?
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I need a fic with anypony (m6 preferably) going /out/, aka with an emphasis in the surroundings. Maybe them going camping or just a journey fic? Can you anons hook me up?

Please no Austraeoh, I'm planning on reading it at the end of my list.
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>>33391185
Celestia sleeps in technically fits your description but it's first contact story featuring Lyra.
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>>33391224
CSI is shießa, no thanks. Plus it's about humans and not poners.

>>33390987
>Seems like all of his stories are just HiE bait that lure you in through their surprisingly competent openings, then slowly wear you out with the dragged out writing and finally fuck you over with their uniquely disappointing conclusions.
Aren't all the best HiEs like this?
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>>33388025
>have shit taste
No, it proves I have excellent taste, since Joyce is /lit/-tier pretentious trash that's only ever brought up in literary circlejerks. It also shows that one can easily mistake the King of Purple Prose and 300,000 words of "stream of consciousness" clusterfuck with BGP, so that doesn't exactly help BGP's case.

>would also read at least a bit of more traditional literature
I do, I just don't read garbage.

>>33389737
I've found that most longfics struggle with their endings. I'd say it's because serial writing locks writers into a definite, final conclusion. Whereas had they had the ability to edit the whole thing and alter it, they could have honed the ending to something more satisfactory.

>>33390450
Do you watch TV shows before you've confirmed they had a grand finale? Same principle applies.

>>33390705
My Roommate's a Vampire was a good "Octavia/Sctach" fic, from what I recall.

>>33391028
>bring out a specific character's personality and traits
I would say it all depends on what traits/personality you want to explore. An exciting "life in the Wonderbolts" fic could show off Dash's athleticism, competitiveness, recklessness, etc. while something about her and Twilight going to a Daring Do convention could show off her nerdiness, passion, and love of her hobby.

So, what aspects of Daring Do do you want to explore?
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>>33391335
>pretentious trash
Do you realize how fucking pretentious you sound? How much of a retard you come out as? I honestly hope you're baiting, because if not then that's just sad.
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>>33389737
Adventure fics usually have the trouble of the author believing that the journey is important and the audience believing that the destination is important.
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>>33390450
The lack of closure will probably annoy you, but there's plenty of complete fics that lack closure anyway. Just chase what's good.
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>>33377548
>Background Pony
>that good
Background Pony:
Every night, when the moon rises, we march like sheep into that deep darkness, not knowing what truth mechanizes the spaces between our heartbeats during such long and noble silence. Are we really the same ponies when we wake up? Or is what rises with the morning merely a carbon copy of the thinking creature that had laid itself down the evening before? What a strange homunculus that thing must be, a golem crafted after the flimsy blueprint of a slumbering soul's final thoughts, that it is no wonder that all of our ambitions, aspirations, and hopes are only residually pursued until the bitter end.
James Joyce
Lily, the caretaker's daughter, was literally run off her feet. Hardly had she brought one gentleman into the little pantry behind the office on the ground floor and helped him off with his overcoat, than the wheezy hall-door bell clanged again and she had to scamper along the bare hallway to let in another guest. It was well for her she had not to attend to the ladies also. But Miss Kate and Miss Julia had thought of that and had converted the bathroom upstairs into a ladies' dressing-room. Miss Kate and Miss Julia were there, gossiping and laughing and fussing, walking after each other to the head of the stairs, peering down over the banisters and calling down to Lily to ask her who had come.
>>33388214
>He doesn't get FW
It's not that hard. Joyce literally writes what it's all about on the first page. All you need is patience and active attention. Essentially, it's the story about Original Sin.
Also, one thing is to write like FW (For example, get three dictionaries and start mingling words of one language with another - it's easier than you think), but another to make it lyrical and keep it lyrical for 600+ pages and have a set of consistent themes going through it instead of pointless rambling.
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>>33391515
The pretentiousness depends on how you present it. I've read FW with girls who thaugh that reading HP is an accomplishment. They said it's weird, but we have lots of laughs.
By the way, darf's pastiche was so fucking bad that I don't blame the readers for hating Joyce aftewards
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Hey, how come people hate me so much?

How should I get people to not hate me so much?

I'm Bleedin
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>>33391528
>Hey, how come people hate me so much?
You ignore advice
>How should I get people to not hate me so much?
Start following advice
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I wonder if anyone seriously thinks that their horsewords will be their immortality.
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>>33391515
>implying it's something bad
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>>33391624
>implying it's something
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>>33391692
>implying it is
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>>33391515

Fuck it. Let's take a look at this.

>Every night, when the moon rises, we march like sheep into that deep darkness,

Fine so far. Have we seen sheep as anything other than livestock in the MLP-verse? Unlike cows, I don't think we actually have, so no problem with sheep-racism, except I did stop to wonder if MLP sheep are sapient or not, so maybe it's still awkward.

>not knowing what truth mechanizes the spaces between our heartbeats

Whaaaat? What is even trying to say here? Not knowing why biological processes continue while we sleep? "what truth mechanizes the space between our heartbeats" is a mouthful with no content. It's "I'm writing while high and this is my first draft" language. What "truth" are we looking for here? I dunno. Why is it the space between our heartbeats that is mechanized, and not our heartbeats themselves? I dunno. Why are we even throwing a word like "mechanized" out there? Is this a story about ponies acting like robots? I don't actually know, because I haven't read BGP, but if so, maybe it's throwing out a line to the reader. Is there a lot of mechanical language through BGP?

>during such long and noble silence.

Why "noble"? Why is the silence noble? It's night, it's quiet, sure. But the silence of the night is not inherently noble, and Skirts isn't saying anything about why it would be in this case.

>Are we really the same ponies when we wake up?

Philosophy! Sure, no problem.
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>Or is what rises with the morning merely a carbon copy of the thinking creature that had laid itself down the evening before?

I guess what bothers me here is... why would we be a copy? For all the verbosity, this line hasn't been set up with the suggestion that the beings we are cease to exist when we fall asleep; nothing about the architecture of thought and self being dismantled with the fading of consciousness. So why would we ask if we're the same being when it all comes back together in the morning?

>What a strange homunculus that thing must be, a golem crafted after the flimsy blueprint of a slumbering soul's final thoughts,

He's sort of reaching for that set-up here, but after the fact. Also the final thoughts would precede the soul slumbering; the slumbering soul has ceased to think, as it is slumbering.

>that it is no wonder

It's a lot of wonder, actually

>that all of our ambitions, aspirations, and hopes are only residually pursued until the bitter end.

"residually pursued until the bitter end"
"residually pursued until the bitter end"

I have trouble reconciling the indifferent attitude implied by "residually" with the determination implied by "bitter end".

Also... so, the implication is that what wakes up is a robot/P-zombie following the previous day's instructions; something fundamentally different from what fell asleep. Aaaaand... this happens every night?

Skirts has talent with prose, but he badly needs to edit, because this is a mess.
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>>33391775
>>33391776
>>>/r/eddit
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>>33391775
>Fine so far.

Actually, you know what, not so fine. "____ like sheep" is pushing cliche-dom, and since when do sheep march to begin with?
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>>>>>>>>>>>33391777

Here is your (You)
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>>33391135
Dragonshy
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Is it BV time yet?
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>>33392161
No.
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>>33392161
Is BV the new King in Yellow?
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>>33392161
What the fuck even is BV?
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>>33391775
>>33391776
>I have shit reading comprehension: the post
You just proved that again, someone who dislikes BGP is an idiot. There are many reasons to dislike the fic, and many more to call it bad, but clearly you brain dead fucks don't know what you're on about.
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>>33392557
>I better call him names instead of proving him to be an ignorant swine
You sure are the pinnacle of culture, ain'cha?
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>>33392614
Read the green part of the post you are referring to.
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>>33392679
We already know you have shit reading comprehension. I guess asking you to actually articulate your arguments was too much.
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>>33393337
Sad digits for a sad man.
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>>33391776
>>33391775
If the reader can come up with a good excuse to think about something meaningful, then I can excuse the meaningless drivel that this pseudo-philosophy sadly tends to be.

A bit like suspension of disbelief, it has to give enough leeway for interpretation and what-if-he-meant-this that you don't immediately call bullshit.

Overall, I'd say SS&E gets away with an acceptable result considering the sheer amount of words he let dribble onto the screen.
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For the main flaw in BGP see >>33389737
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I was looking forward to Irrespective's third installment of his Celestia and OC romance series, and its a fucking Equestria Girls story.
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>>33392557
>There are many reasons to dislike the fic, and many more to call it bad

Sure, and I demonstrated that Skirts' semi-coherent style is one of them.
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>>33393930
The "breakdown" you gave of that paragraph, again, just showed that you're a retard with no reading comprehension. I do agree that there are some lines that don't have a concrete meaning (though that isn't a flaw, many books do this), but the quote that anon made along with the James Joyce is all very discernible. Again, you have shit reading comprehension. If I showed you poetry by William Blake and change every adjective and some verbs to fit MLP you would most likely call it "purple prose". You don't know what it fucking means, and I refuse to spoon feed you its meaning. There is Google for that.

>I do read
Rational fanfiction does not count as literature.
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Anyone know what happened to
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/157612/twilight-makes-first-contact
Author last seen, November 2016.
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>>33394412
So, one side offers arguments, and rather than refute them, but you just deem them to be incorrect and refuse to actually offer arguments of your own.
Am I getting it right?
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>>33394462
He likes Background Pony, what do you expect?
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Greetings /mlp/,

Shortskirtsandexplosions here. The "real" shortskirtsandexplosions. You don't have to believe me. Nietzsche knows I wouldn't even believe me. Sometimes I lie awake in bed and don't bother tasting of reality until First Dawn's Flatulence (f'naaa).

I just wanted to drop by and say that never have I ever--and never *will* I ever--arrange or condone the crusades of perceived white knights and/or apologists to spread salt and butthurt in my name. This has happened multiple times in the past, for sh00r, but never by my asking. I guess I just have that effect on marsupials. Or efflatulence (F'NAAAAAA).

Nobody is obligated to like any of my horse drivel, especially the overtly purple pretense prostate massages of 2011 - 2013. My stuff since then has been triply shiet, but who the fuzz cares(?) Y'all are perfectly allowed to hate on my writing. I mean, /mlp/ has been hating on SS&E fics for years, so why stop now? It's a free world... at least until /pol/ gets its way. Whoops.

Anyways, live long and ogle fembois. I'd say it's been fun, but I don't kiss and tell on the first date.
-SS&E
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>>33394484
Your degeneracy will be gassed.
Check this.
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BP is good* though, Joyce too. This thread is just full of plebs.
t. /lit/

*It may be my favorite fic, but even I have to admit it could be a lot shorter without losing much.
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>>33394484
get back to writing easthorse already asshole
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>>33394462
>>33394467
I was writing a long post about this, but I just don't care enough. In the end, it's just subjective. If you believe that things like BGP and Joyce are shit, then it will be so, and vise versa.

>33394484
>>33394528
Fuck off. Go on riffing shit fics and sucking Rational Fic's dick.
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WHY DID YOU FUCKTARDS RUN OFF BASED WRITER, REALITY CHECK?!
You should all be gassed.
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>>33394484
WHY IS THE SILENCE NOBLE, SKIRTS?
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>>33394484
>This has happened multiple times in the past
Wait, it has?
Why did nobody tell me?
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>>33394622
We missed the horse drama!
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>>33394566
Hold on, I thought that >>33391515 was making a comparison between BP's purple prose and Joyce's superior purple prose.
They're both florid as fuck, but BP's has much less substance than the fart erotica letters Joyce exchanged with his wife.
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Okay anyways, getting to a different topic, for those of us here who actually write how long does it take you to write a story? I work full time, I watch anime, and I do other stuff so even though I want to write more I really don't have as much free time as I used to. Back when I was writing my first fic I averaged a bit more than 1500 words a day but I'm not sure I could keep that up now.
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>>33394652
>Back when I was writing my first fic I averaged a bit more than 1500 words a day but I'm not sure I could keep that up now.
I feel ya.
I used to have a more consistent output, now I'm lucky if I average a couple hundred words every odd day or so. It's frustrating, but at least I've not completely stopped writing.
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>>33394566
How dare you accuse me of like rational fics. What the fuck did you just fucking say about me &c.
>>33394558
Seconded, I need my fucking easthorse fix already.
>>33394484
Faggotry level: maximum, but, I do really like your stuff. Thank you for writing.
I know, I know. >implying you're the real skirts. But still
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>>33394484
Drink water. It's healthier for you.
Now keep exploding in boys with shortskirts if that's what gets you to keep writing.
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>>33392314

Shorthand for the Berylverse, which is where that abomination of an EqG fic that Chink and BlueBastard seems to have created for itself and the only redeeming part of it seems to be it avoids Shimmer-Twi shipping like the plague...though IIRC Pinkie basically throws herself at Sunset like a bitch in heat so the jury is out on how much better that is.
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>>33394706
>avoiding SunLight
>a good thing
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>>33394706
In Pinkie's defense, she's got some real mental issues.
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>>33394746

Name any other Sunset Shimmer centric fic involving the human Twilight that doesn't try to get them sleeping together.
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>>33394746
Blessed are those that avoid faggotry and all faggotry references, relations, and pushes.
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>>33394484
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>>33394779
I suppose only those that are specific ShimmerXsomeone else stories.
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>>33394779
Probably do have a point, so I'll give you that it might be refreshing to see something different.
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Can anyone rec some fics that are depressing in a similar way to Background Pony?
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>>33394652
I average about 600 words a day when I'm actually writing. The last full fic 100,00k long) I wrote took ~80 hours with editing.
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>>33394650
He was.

>>33394664
>>33394528
I'm sorry, I thought you were being sarcastic. And that's not really Skirts, his discord would be making noise about this.

>>33394895
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/33124/the-last-tears-in-tartarus
Haven't read much so don't know any fic writer like skirts yet. Just look into his stories.
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>>33394484
>live long and ogle fembois
At least we can agree on something.
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>>33394484
How dare you be a cool person. Please keep writing.
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Convince me to read Friendship is Dragons before The Order of the Stick.
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>>33396088
Ponies are cuter.
>filename
It's Discord's doing.
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An Intricate Disguise made a collab blog with a bunch of people answering MrNumbers. It's a giant wall of text, I didn't read it all but definitely enjoyed the part where AID calls MN out on favoriting foalcon.
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>>33396147
I love watching small communities rip themselves apart. Who are the players here, anyway? I know AID's (ha) is relatively new, right? like the last couple of years? Never even heard of the MrNumbers guy before this thing.
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>>33396187
I'm sure I must've read something by MrNumbers at some point but I don't follow the guy. I found out about this whole mess through a post in the RGRE group.
Yes, AID is new (2017). The collaborators come from all over, 2012, 2013, 2015, etc.
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>>33396207
MrNumbers did The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon, which I very much liked.
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>>33396187
The only thing I've read by MrNumbers is The Mare Who Once Lived on The Moon, which is pretty good, and his Twinkie stories because I'm a Twinkie junkie. Seems like a good guy personally, and I think his blog post tried to make a good point, but it got jammed in a lot of different things.
If it had just been a "hey, we should make more clop that has substance in addition to standard clop oneshots" I don't think it would've made such an impact.
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>>33396147
I thought this was showing only Mature/Sex stories, but no that's just how MrNumber's favorites are: https://www.fimfiction.net/bookshelf/9807/favourites

Talk about pots and kettles.
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>>33396227
The dude insulted a bunch people and made a storm in glass of water. It's ok to get the message out there to ask people to write something other than smut. But it's hypocritical to get ask for moral fics and favorite foalcon.
And that's just without getting into the heavier political implications in the blog.
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>>33396237
>https://www.fimfiction.net/bookshelf/9807/favourites
>Strictly Academic Curiosity
Man, I miss carcino
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>>33396237
So he's essentially just hypocritically virtue signalling. Gotcha.
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>>33396237
Ah!
But is the foalcon deeply consensual?
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>>33396147
With all the porn writers siding against him, I hope it backfires and there's some real filthy shit written out of spite.
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>>33396249
Oh, he's around. Lurking... waiting for the moment to strike...

I'd love to see growth spurts finished, or that rarity/spike/twi sequel bumped along a bit. Those are some of my favorite clopfics on the site. The guy's got an appreciation for messiness.
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>>33396277
>suddenly someone writes a story about a serial rapist nicknamed Mr. Numbs Her.
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>Hello my mostly straight, mostly male audience.
>That’s not a callout. That’s not a condemnation. Hell, until recently, I identified as both - and I could never hate myself, could I?
>I’m extremely guilty of this myself. I feel the need to be in a relationship most of the time not due to loneliness, but because I abhor how I view women when I’m out of one. I catch myself trying to talk to women purely to see if I can get that relationship out of them, and losing interest in friendships with women I’d otherwise value but can’t ‘upgrade’.
>It’s led me to making awful decisions and getting in some really bad relationships.
>That’s really fucked up. That’s awful and toxic, and I hate it. I’ve been single for about four months now and haven’t had that urge, or at least stomped it the hell down whenever I notice the fuzzy edges of it, but it’s also not something I accept about myself. It’s something I try to condemn, and feel is a deep personal failure.

Yeah ok, doesn't hate men or him(?)self.
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>>33396286
Do it Anon. I believe in you.
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>>33396290
He's Australian, so it's okay to hate him.
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>>33394484
Geez, I feel ashamed now. Skirts, thank you for writing for our fandom. Your fics got me into literature and reading in general. I don't think anyone ever spergs out in your name, they just do it for your fics in themselves.
Stop writing smut and write east horse God damn it.
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>>33397446
>"Your fics got me into literature and reading in general"
>not being a lifelong reader who chiefly reads actual books, and just treats fanfiction as something fun on the side
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>>33397459
>Not abandoning traditional literature for horse words
You haven't seen the light.
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>>33397446
Nah. He should do both and alternate smutty oneshots and Austraeoh chapters.
And do pone smut and not just Flash. Stallions can be cute in dresses, too.
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>>33397575
>smutty Austraeoh chapters
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>>33397575
I know next to nothing about Austraeoh but isn't Rainbow Dash already a dyke in it?
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>gaoa, ch.13
Berry Sue and her cousin Lockbox bully some bugpones. They get the usual talk from Queen Mandible, then snatch Coco out from under her and run away. On the way out, they crash this hive with no survivors, except that everyone survives and sneaks out the back exit.

Lockbox is Scion #2, but she's a good guy now that she knows Berry Sue isn't a "witch hunter". Also, Rarity gives Coco a job.

This is the end of the Nightshade arc, so everypony gets the fuck out of there and goes home.

I have extra space in this post so I'm gonna bitch about this stupid thing that BlueBastard and Shinzakura both like to do. Namely: having two distinct characters with the same name and/or identical appearances. Like how Zephyr Breeze (the one who's screwing Human Edition's mom) has a sister named Fluttershy, who is totally unrelated to the actual Fluttershy. Or the example from this arc, where it turns out that the guy named Lt. Skyracer who looks almost, but not quite, exactly like the Lt. Skyracer that so-and-so already knows (from offscreen, by the way) isn't a shitty changeling impersonator, he's actually just a totally different character. (Oh wait, turns out he really is a changeling impersonator, who replaced the real other Other Skyracer. Fuck everything about this.) Even if I actually liked this fic, ain't nobody got time to deal with authors being deliberately confusing over trivial shit because they think it's "clever" or "realistic" or whatever.
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>>33397796
>gaoa, ch.14

Sunset comes through the portal a few days early to prepare for her coronation. Everyone promptly forgets about the coronation thing and goes to Ponyville to watch the pool tournament. I've read five chapters now about this stupid fucking tournament and I still don't understand why the author chose to make a pool tournament, of all things, the centerpiece of a major plot arc.

By "everyone", I mean Sunset, Berry Sue, the triplets, Twiggy (Pony Edition), and Cadance, who blames herself for Sunset leaving and is being all weird about it. The trips, by the way, spend the whole time running around trying to be super cool military badasses and generally making fools of themselves, like pulling weapons on anyone who breathes funny in Sunset's vicinity. (In case you were wondering: yes, each of them picked out their own special and unique weapon to use while in pony form.)

INFODUMP TIME. You know how Sunbutt has a secret army of ninja maids to do her nefarious bidding? Well, they're all sirens, as in magical singing fish-horse-people. Sirens are all female, and back in the day, ponies avoided them due to rumors of cannibalism, so they could only reproduce by kidnapping sailors to fuck. They always let the stallions go afterward, yet somehow those rumors of cannibalism never got countered by rumors of wild fish-pony sex. Then someone went to war with someone over some bullshit, Celestia wins at everything, and since the sirens turned out to be all oppressed and shit, she decided to help them by promoting sex tourism to Sirenia. Now, I'm not entirely clear on what's common knowledge among ponies at this point, but I'm pretty sure there are quite a few stallions with half-fish kids running around that they know nothing about. Anyway, as thanks for Sunbutt saving them from whatever, some sirens decided to swear their undying loyalty and kill people and/or clean for her as needed.
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>>33397743
Rainbow's a faggot in easthorse?
Oooh, downvote incoming!
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>>33397799
>gaoa, ch.15-19
The sex tourism part is over, and that was about the only interesting thing in these seven chapters.

Oh wait, I guess it's time for a LOVE TRIANGLE. Corner Shot, one of the pool players (and Scion #3, according to the cover art), has a Ponk-tier psycho-stalker crush on Berry Sue. Coco also has a crush on Berry Sue. Corner Shot is a huge bitch and eventually tries to murder Coco, but Coco kicks her ass because she's a secret agent or some shit. Versatile, the changeling with the "Four Footed PerFormers" (yes, it really is capitalized like that) develops a massive crush on Coco at first sight.

Some shit happens with the pool tournament. Corner Shot wins a lot. Sunset develops a sudden interest in pool: "Like, holy shit I’m a Goddamn alicorn and I can’t believe half that shit that you just did in there!"

Nineball, another pool player, stalks everybody and takes lots of photos. For some reason, in all of the photos, Coco is blurry, as are Corner Shot's wings.

That stupid cult is doing the same stupid cult thing over again, hoping for different results. They have an agent in Ponyville, who could be Nineball, or Coco, or literally anyone else because these fuckers love their red herrings.

Sunset tries to get the trips to take a fucking chill pill and act like actual people instead of caricatures of Seal Team Six. It doesn't really work, so she plans to get Twilight involved. Then everyone forgets about it because the trips think Corner Shot is a black-ops badass who may or may not have Tomahawk missile launchers hidden under her wings.

Coco tries to murder Berry Sue in her sleep, but it doesn't work because Berry Sue is a light sleeper and also a badass.

This shit's already at 128k, and we've seen nothing at all related to the contents of that old teaser blogpost. Not a good sign, since I was kinda hoping the fic would be over by now.

There's meanwhile... chapters too, by the way, but I'll save those for another day.
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>>33397743
Skirts is into AppleDash
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>>33397804

Using Call of Cthulu as a reference point, how far has your sanity gone down after reading this?
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>>33397832
Mostly GAOA is just kind of boring. As usual, the real crazy shit is over in Shinzakura's part (meanwhile...)
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>>33397831
Fucking awful.
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>>33397931
We really need to gas all the faggots and faggot-pushers.
This is entirely out of control.
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>>33397800
>Implying there are any straight ponies at all, and ponies don't just reproduce by budding off of Celestia or something.
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>>33398260
Really need a series of stories set in a universe of faggot-pushers where Equestria is dying and nobody knows why.
(99% homo, like most of the authors)
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>>33398294
>Equine fertility rates plummet
>The number of elderly ponies are overwhelming
>Economy is all over the place
>Celestia goes full Shinzo Abe but it's too late
I'd read it.
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>>33398294
Jesus Christ, go back to /pol/ you retard.
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>>33398294
Oh my god will you shit the fuck up already
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>>33398327
>>33398322
>Downvotes your Teen and Everyone rated faggot romance stories
Make me
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You know, all the talk of clopfics gave me an idea.

>mare is alone at home
>suddenly stallion breaks in
>mare is scared and runs away
>stallion chases her into a room
>overpowers and pins her on a bed/couch/table/appropiate surface
>mare fights back but stallion starts raping her
>the stallion starts smacktalking her, calling her names, until he messes up a line
>his wife then stops fighting and just gives him an unamused stare
>her husband apologises, but she says its fine and they get back in-character

The rest of the story would then play out from the pov of the couple roleplaying the rape scenario. It would be how they perceive the rape fantasy and how hot it is for them.
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>>33398357
All I can think of is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBwvqBhfzj8
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>>33398376
I had a good laugh.
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>>33398294
>Equestria has a 99% homosexuality rate
>Celestia is looking for a solution for birth declining
>Futa happens
>It's okay if it's marecock
>Becomes a regular and even pleasurable option
>Some stallions try it
>Celestia bangs the nation into prosperity
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>>33398424
>Marecock
Holy fuck, can you degenerates ever stop?
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>>33398424
And there we're back to MrNumbs-Her ranting about an overabundance of marecock and not enough filly fiddling.
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>>33398445
what about fillies WITH marecocks? Surely that's inclusive enough for him.
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>>33398445
If only we could somehow combine the two.
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>>33398445
If it's a national emergency, I'm sure Celestia could knock up a filly or two.
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>>33398453
>what about fillies WITH marecocks?
Futaloo forever.
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>>33398454
>>33398462
>MrNumbers furiously masturbating
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>Start drafting a clopfic anthology series in 2014
>Finally finish and post a Rarity chapter of it in 2016, with two others 50% done.
>2018, barely done more than mild additions and edits every cou[ple months since.
>Now, 2019, working on final edits on second story.
I'm far from prolific, but at least I never completely stop.
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>>33398591
You're an inspiration, Anon.
Really, though. I wish I could write without two months gap every time.
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>>33397800
>reads fanfiction, one of the gayest forms of writing
>reads fanfiction written by bronies, one of the gayest fanbases
>reads fanfiction written about bronies about mlp, one of the gayest cartoons
>surprised to see homosexuality
Anon, you fucking clown, please think before you post.
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>>33398636
He's being sarcastic, Anon. I think.
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>>33396147
>gets an Alexa subscription to refute a porn blog post
Ah, I love the smell of weaponized autism in the morning.

>>33396187
>Who are the players here, anyway?
Porn authors, MrNumber's Tumblr faction, the Kiwifarms-esque "let's sit and laugh at everyone" people, and the people who don't give a fuck about horseword drama and just want to read fics about ponies.

>Never even heard of the MrNumbers guy
I've heard about him. He was primarily known for milking fluffy comedy oneshots into the featured box. No idea where the porn meltdown came from.

Kind of reminds me of Blueshift, in a way.

>>33396249
>>33396285
You just have to mention how good Beating the Heat was, as both a comedy and a sexual fic, and how its climax perfectly fit the story. Not to mention that Spike's treatment was well-executed. 8.5/10. would recommend if you want a comedic take on sex.

>>33397446
I wonder how much of the shitposting about Norse Words was actually him.

>he may have invented the "Rainbow Dash gets yeast" parody idea

>>33398294
>implying herd fics where stallions are rare and highly sought after isn't already a thing
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>>33394484
Hello
please continue east horse, is really good
that is all
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>>33396187
Only read two fics from him before, Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon, which I dropped because it was too drawn out and the shipping was weak and Vertigo which I guess was meant to be a example of what he was arguing for in his blog.
Thing is, I was not aware of the blog post when I read the latter one and thought it was again drawn out with barely any substance, generic shipping and in addition a very weak clop part.
So basically his own fics prove that he just doesn't know what he's talking about.
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>>33399011
From what I've read of him, he is really not good at romance or shipping. In fact, I loved The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon for everything BUT the shipping. The setting, the characterization, the dialogue, the fun writing, the little plot points... It all was fun, just the main focus of the fic stunk. And the ending was eh.
He seems like someone who's forcing himself into doing all that shipping and romance stuff even though he is truly not meant for it. He's much, MUCH better at everything else. He really does not know what he's talking about when it comes to romance.
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i want to help flaminghomophone

or whoever is responsible for that site.

i have MLP episodes in HD and can hunt down screenshots, maybe even draw a background

contact me at rc.message[at]bol.com.br for further involvement
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>>33391185
Mother Of Invention: https://www.fimfiction.net/story/71501/mother-of-invention
Applejack gets stuck on am island, so technically /out/?
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>>33399055
>I loved The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon for everything BUT the shipping
Yeah, me too. I always felt Twilight and Luna's relationship was the weakest part of that story. Pinkie and Dash's friendship felt much more intense to me.
I suppose it could've been meant to evoke a more classical relationship, the way it would've been depicted in Victorian times, much like the setting of the story, but that still leaves a lackluster romance at the heart of an otherwise great story.
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>>33399299
A year ago or so, I would've taken you up on that offer. But I've put in enough work into that game that I'm hesitant to make it a group project anymore.

That said, I'd be happy to help if /mlp/ ever wanted to collectively make a text adventure from the ground up.
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>>33391185
To Perytonia is extremely /out/.
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>>33399787
you don't have to share anything with me, just point to what backgrounds you want, and i will go fetch them.
you know you can get the backgrounds yourself if you want to.
this kind of work is non-dependant, so if i abandon my post someone can take it (you)
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>>33400079
Most of the backgrounds are screencaps I've taken from iTunes rips. The only problem I really have is finding scenes that match some of my more specific scenarios, like the empty inside of a normal Ponyville home. It's also surprisingly difficult to find a good picture of a Ponyville street with no ponies in the foreground. If you can find a good one and upload it to Derpi, I'll go ahead and credit you.
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>>33399655
>>33399794
Big benis thx
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/112492/prince-blueblood-vs-the-world
This was pretty cool.
Straightforward quest where Bluebood gets solid characterisation.
What are other good Blueblood stories?
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>>33401465
The Best Night Ever
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/18087/the-best-night-ever
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>>33401592
You know, it's been quite some time since I last read BNE.
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>>33401753
You and me, I wonder if it's as good as I remember it...
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I stumbled on this, i think it's pretty good oneshot https://www.fimfiction.net/story/2834/1/a-clever-pony/a-clever-pony
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>>33401975
>Humans in Equestria? Naa, that's been done to death. What about Ponies in Equestria?
>When a clever pony from the human world finds herself in the land of intelligent Equestrian ponies, how will she react?
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>>33399655
>>33389737
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>>33398357
I swear that i read something exactly like that on fimfiction a couple of years ago. It was a TwiMac story, but i've forgotten the name & author.

it was pretty decent too, from what i remember anyway
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Anons, I have this nasty habit of only being able to read at night, any tips to eliminate this?
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>>33402211
Close the blinders.
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>>33402212
I'll try getting thicker ones. Thank you.
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>>33402054
Oh yeah, the ending on that just left a giant hole in what could have been an interesting side-plot. But the SCP foundation type of stuff it had kinda ruined it as it was revealed.
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>>33402211
Download epubs of the stories you read and put them on your phone so you can read them anywhere and anytime.
That's how I read the entirety of Austraeoh and sequels. Just read them in between lull moments.
That is, if you're reading at night due to time issues.
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>>33402223
>That's how I read the entirety of Austraeoh and sequels.
Why did you do this to yourself?
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>"he used me but only in a way that made me stronger"
Is there a right way to write this plot? I always worry about how the reader will see the moral aspect of it. For some people, it'll totally fine and makes the mentor figure kinda cool. For others it's morally ambiguous and for the rest it's pure evil. Does the situation get any worse if the mentor is the final villain?
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horse
words
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>>33403340
I need a bit more context.
Did the mentor want this to happen?
Did the mentor benefit as well?
Does the student use his new power to defeat the mentor?
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>>33403874
Yes to all except maybe the final one.
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>>33404142
Even if the mentor isn't a villain I could see some people calling him a liar and evil, however I personally am pretty lenient in that regard so as long as the student profits from the situation, even if the mentor does too, I wouldn't have a problem with that.
If the mentor is a villain though then the situation would be entirely different as I would interpret the student's gain as a calculated side effect and would see the mentor's action as morally wrong.
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LET ME IN
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>tfw, while shuffling fics into different bookshelves, you discover InsertAuthorHere apparently died back in June
RIP My Little Alicorn series.

>>33403340
>only
Is this implying that the plan was to make the person stronger? If so, it doesn't really fit the "using me" thing, which suggests manipulation toward some unseemly plan that doesn't want to be discovered.

>>33404142
Then the moral issue lies in: 1) how badly the character was used ( betrayal, emotional manipulation, etc.) 2) what the mentor's benefit was (destruction, power, wealth, etc.) and 3) what the mentor's motives where (was he doing it mainly to benefit himself or the character).
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>>33388096
>>33381109
>>33379649
Fuck it, here's number 3. I don't think that this matches any pony that I know.
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>>33406433
Oh wait, it's obvious Rarity isn't it?
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>>33406433
>So Harry had...
>He had...
>Harry had...
>Harry had...
>The unicorn had...
>Harry had...
>The unicorn had...
This writing is fucking terrible.
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>>33406470
Wait until I get to the fourth and final unicorn, I suspect that writing will be much worse.
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My grammar has gone to shit:
>"I'm 8 rejections and 10 applications in, and one of the remaining applications was to Celestia's school more than a year ago and I've heard nothing back yet, so that's probably also a rejection. What about you, Twilight?"
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>>33407202
>"So far I have had eight rejections for ten applications, one of the remaining ones was for Celestia's school more than a year ago from which I haven't heard back yet either, so that is probably a rejection as well. What about you, Twilight?"
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/164668/the-corner-of-our-eyes

Yay or neigh my neegers, I need to know so please reply
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circlejerk thread
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>>33408513
I really liked it. It's not full blown horror, but it does build a good sense of dread.
Worth a read.
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https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/842308/ponyfeather-publishing
Good idea, bad idea?
What stories would you be interested in obtaining?
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>>33408626

>free ebooks

Sure, that's always nice, especially if they've got something to separate them from a fimfic epub, like new art or better formatting

>at-cost printing

eh, depends on the price. I remember iisaw's books were about ten bucks each when I bought them, but that might've been with a discount. There are some fanfics I'd pay that much for, but not a lot.

As far as stories, I'd buy pretty much everything by Cold in Gardez, and the not-polemic half of GaPJaxie's stuff. A compilation of Cloud Wander's stuff would be nice, too. Ooh, and Daetrin's stuff! And probably some other stuff too, but that's off the top of my head.

But only if it was pretty cheap. I'm not shelling out a hundred bucks for something I can read for free, no matter how fancy the cover. That's why the Celestia Code books are pretty much the only fanfics I own physical copies of right now.
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>>33377548
This is terrible writing.
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>>33409172
We know, Anon.
It's been discussed at length.
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>>33408389
No one talks like this.
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>>33409172
It's a very popular quote of literature and one of Joyce's best lines. You just have shit taste.
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>>33409216
It doesn't matter who wrote it dude, its still shit.
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>>33409218
Yeah, it doesn't matter who wrote it. It's still a good line and your taste is still shit.
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>>33409218
Your next lines are going to be "no u"!
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>>33409266
no u
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>>33409266
Actually i wasn't going to reply at all.
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>>33409218
>It's shit
Critics disagree. /lit/ disagrees. You have to learn that just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's shit. For example, I dislike classical music but that doesn't mean it's shit.
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I fucking hate fanfiction, i can't stand it. When i read it all i can see is a reflection of the author and the reflection is see is always of someone utterly contemptible.
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>>33409366
/lit/ loves joyce, I've never seen anyone post that line in isolation as if it was some great feat on its own.
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>>33409383
Not that they've actually read it.
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I don't see why someone should care what /lit/ thinks. It's not like I listen to /mlp/ about what episodes are best.
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>>33409426
/lit/ isn't as stupid as /mlp/ to be fair.
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>>33407202
At least you remembered the comma before "Twilight." I swear, 99% of fanfic writers don't know you're supposed to put a comma there in those situations.

>>33408626
I like the ebook idea, but I've never understood the vanity book publishing.
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I figured it out, /fimfic/.

Celestia and Luna don't lift the Sun and the Moon. Equestria is tidally locked with the Equestrian hemisphere being the dark side. They operate heliostats that correspond to the Sun and the Moon, with one of them having just the markings and colouring to appear as the Moon. The other side of the planet is an inhospitable wasteland.
All the magical power is provided by a giant Dyson swarm around the actual Sun and beamed to Equestria's far side. Equestria is actually a Kardashev 2 civilization that's forgotten all about its origins.
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>>33409578
I leave the comma out on purpose, it implies there's supposed to be a pause even when there isn't.
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So I have a serious inquiry.

How do we get rid of the diaperfags? I'm beginning to get sick of seeing that shit.
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>>33409426
I mentioned /lit/ because it's a board for literature. There's bound to be well read people there amongst all the shit posters, so their opinion could be heard. As opposed to some faggots who only reads fan fiction.

It amazes me that there are people who can't differentiate good and bad from their own tastes.
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>>33409653
Just because you like something doesn't mean its good.
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>>33409653
I seriously, seriously doubt you'd find most of anyone well-read or intelligent on any 4chan mainboard these days. It's all phone-totting mungtards these days.
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>>33409657
Exactly.

>>33409667
You're a retard if you genuinely believe this.
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>>33409715
You've just proven my point. Thanks.
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>>33409667
If you went on /lit/ you would realise just how bad /mlp/ is, and /lit/ isn't even particularly good.
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>>33409719
I know how bad /mlp/ is. That's why I don't go to /mlp/, and neither do I go to any board on here anymore. I just go to this thread.
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>>33409721
You don't go on any board and yet you call every single one full of phone posters (which realistically (no memes) isn't a problem) with bellow average IQ. Don't you think that by doing this (You) turn out to be the retard?

>>33409718
Do you see the irony with this post and the former mentioned?

>>33409719
This. The worst board IMO would be /vg/, the generals in general are toxic as fuck.
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>>33399658
so a mediocre romance/porn writer wants to lecture the world on writing better romance and porn? and he wonders why he got so much backlash? was he punched in the head as a kid?
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>>33409994
Looking at his blarg - VERY likely. He looks like the type of endomorph you'd dunk in the toilet every single day.
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>blarg
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>>33409581
If their sun was heliostat, it couldn't possibly be emitting the same amount of light all through the day.

At its zenith their "Sun" would be clearly cut off from a power source, so their midday would look like midnight.

Checkmate atheists.
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>>33410681
Solved by inclining the orbit by 1°. Like in real satellites.
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>>33410697
In a shocking display of suspension of disbelief, let's ignore the fact that the heliostat would have to be made of an incredibly reflective material to output as much light as a Sun while being heliostat-sized). Say magical horses have such a material.

But let's say your artificial satellite is at small inclination and is beamed enough energy to output as much light as the sun.
Since you're at a low inclination and need to sustain output during the whole day, you're going to be beaming a wonderfully disproportionate laser straight through the athmosphere, to your satellite, and spread back over the whole lit side.

Now for some quick math. Our Earth has a 6371km radius, that's some 120 million square kilometers of lit earth.
Our real Sun sends about 1300 watts per square meter all the way to the atmosphere.
Let's say the area of the lit atmosphere is about the area of the lit side of the earth, that's a nice & toasty 165 billion watts that our Sun needs to send to the atmosphere to get the light that we get on the ground.

And we're going to concentrate those 165 GW onto a small (and incredibly reflective) heliostat.
One minor problem: If your heliostat receives that much power at a small inclination, your energy beam is squarely hitting the side of the Equestrian atmosphere. That means losses, which means the input is actually sensibly larger than 165 GW, but let's ignore that again.

165 GW is about 10 hiroshima bombs per hour, if you concentrate that in a small area whoever lives near that side of the planet is going to be pretty unhappy, and let's just say you'd be seeing a pretty bright constant glow coming from there.
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>>33410792
(And I'm being a generous flat-earther by pretending the earth is a circle, it's twice as much energy if you count it as a half sphere.)
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>>33396249
Man, I miss carcino
>>33396285
>Oh, he's around. Lurking... waiting for the moment to strike...
>>33398952
>You just have to mention how good Beating the Heat was

You know, the really sad thing is, this actually worked. That damn fic eats at my subconscious on a regular basis. It's weird, stuff doesn't normally get to me that bad. I mean, admittedly it's not the only thing in this fandom that ever got under my skin, but then again, at least Sore Loser gave me closure eventually.

Anyway sorry I haven't been writing anything for months on end. Seeing my fics pop up in all that MrN/AID fimfic drama though certainly gave me a poke in the butt to try working on them again.
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>>33411279
You're alive!
I'm glad to know your Beating the Heat sense is still working.
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>>33411279
never fails
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So was Beating the Heat bad? I feel like I'm missing something.
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>>33411279
I think this >>33411477 is your cue.
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>>33398952
>Kind of reminds me of Blueshift, in a way.
there's a difference though. blueshift has a steady job and isn't some crazy ebegger leeching off a community he hates because he's too nuts to hold down steady employment
also he writes better.
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>>33411492
or used to write better back when he actually wrote.
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>>33410792

Maybe keeping the atmosphere from vaporizing is the real "pegasus magic," and all that stuff about moving clouds around is just the part of their job that filthy mud ponies can comprehend.
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>>33409380
A lot of modern literature is just as bad. Go beta read some works from people who've graduated in the last decade. They're often quite preachy.
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>>33409581
That's a slightly cool idea, but is it useful? What could you do with that as a premise?
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>>33411506
Is that how pony magic is powered too? They harvest their energy from a Dyson sphere and Cloudsdale redistributes the part that comes through the atmosphere in the form of liquid rainbows?
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/429911/a-hot-dry-encounter
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>>33411485
Siiiiigh.....
>>33411477
To keep it short this time: it's a decent, even kind of amusing sex comedy, until the ending shits all over Spike, which massively pissed me off because he's a favorite character of mine; now it's a running gag that people keep coming into this thread asking about it which inevitably leads to me rambling about why it sucks.
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>until the ending shits all over Spike
Based.
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>>33412282
Spike sucks dick.
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>>33412282
Oh, I like Spike too.
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>>33412575
Whose dick?
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>>33412587
Celestia's.
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>>33409581
>Equestrian hemisphere being the dark side
So what's stopping the superheated wind from the sun-side from whipping around at 600 mph at night or in the winter?

>>33409584
>I leave the comma out on purpose
You're not supposed to. The pause is there because that's how real conversation usually works. When you directly name someone, there's usually a brief hesitation to ensure the name came through clearly and to check and see if the person heard you.

>>33409653
>it's a board for literature
It's a board for English majors, hence all the philosophical circlejerking that happens; the worship of Joyce, Wallace, and other intellectual authors only people who've taken English college courses know/care about; and complete lack of current novel/book discussion (/sffg/'s pretty much the only thread that comes close, and even then it's more a rec thread than anything).

>>33409994
>romance/porn writer
The weirdest part is he's not even that. He did comedy oneshots for years. Vertigo was the first clopfic he's ever written.

>>33411279
>this actually worked
Top kek. I knew it would. Some fics just leave a lasting bitterness that remains no matter what.

>>33411477
I enjoyed it thoroughly (7.5/10) and it is a good comedic take on the estrus subgenre of clopfic. The problem is if you're a Spikefag or have been rooting for him through the fic as he nobly avoids taking advantage of Rarity.

He's cucked/blueballed at the end and is knocked out before the giant orgy happens.

Given the foalcon age issue involved, I can't blame Talon for sidestepping it, but Cancerino certainly does, to the point it's an inside joke.
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>>33412844
Circulatory cells, boyo. Without a day/night cycle, all the supercells would only whip around the new equator, ie the semi-illuminated ring around the planet. That's where the only thermal differential exists, and therefore the only natural source of movement - wind.

>>33410792
Yes, and? The magic might involve maintaining the mirror - which might as well be made of non-imaging adaptive optics. Once you go towards the land of Kardashev 2 civilizations, all manner of tech is possible. Besides that, the mirror would have to be far out to maintain a day cycle - roughly our Geostationary orbit. If you allow it to be roughly the apparent diameter of our Sun (maybe even several times larger, considering the cartoony nature of the Sun), it should have enough area (in addition to nonimaging optics innovation) to shine enough light on Equestria without melting. And if it still might? Slap a bunch of heat radiators on its back. It's dark side should almost always be in the shadow, and you could design it with a shadow shield in mind.
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>>33412844
>When you directly name someone, there's usually a brief hesitation to ensure the name came through clearly and to check and see if the person heard you
No, only occasionally is there a pause, only when you're trying to make sure they heard you.
If your saying their name so they know who you're talking to then there is almost never any pause.
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>>33412844
>The weirdest part is he's not even that. He did comedy oneshots for years. Vertigo was the first clopfic he's ever written.
It actually wasn't, Letterhead is one of his alts.
>spoiler
Sounds like an accurate story then.

>>33412888
Leaving out the comma is wrong, plain and simple. It also worsens readability and looks like shit.
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>>33413046
Leaving out the comma may be "wrong", but it implies a pause when there shouldn't be one in normal speech.
Completely changes the tone of a lot of passages.
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>>33412844
>Some fics just leave a lasting bitterness that remains no matter what.
Man, I know this feel.
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>>33411279
God spikefags are pathetic.
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Got some shit for the Seeking Power riff anon. No idea if it contains spoilers or not.

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/326406/tips-for-writing-fan-fiction-or-any-fiction-really
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/345753/some-more-tips-for-writing-fiction

>>33413154
Has he ever had an episode where he was the main character and not completely fucked by thr writers?
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>>33413171
Ah, yeah - there's definitely some minor spoilers.
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>>33413171
They are foreverentially owned and loving it. rope mummified completely bound up tight and loves projecting their adult selves on a child and loving it.
Having a huge thick permanently cucked brain and a permanently ruined asshole.
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>https://www.fimfiction.net/writing-guide
Just rereading this. You know what I hate about so many writing guides? They never fucking tell you what a sentence is. Here's a tip: if I know what a dependent clause is, then I probably don't need to read a grammar guide!

I sometimes wonder if I missed a step in my education. I quite honestly can not remember even been told what a clause or a subject is. We'd occasionally get drilled on the difference between a noun and a pronoun or a verb and an adverb, but that's about it.
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>>33413237
Are you Australian?
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>>33413243
No, tea-loving British.
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Why is it that if I go on fimfic and sort every fic by rating, I see hardly any fics that I've seen mentioned here?
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>>33413237
I don't know about you, but being Czech, (while it is a Slavic language, it is heavily Germanic and shares a lot of elements including dependent clauses) we get comprehensively grilled about every aspect of the formal grammar in middle school, perhaps even to a ridiculous degree; one of my high school teachers quite literally described large parts of the curriculum as "ever only used by professional lexicologists".

Declensions, passive/active voice and dependent clauses are all integral parts of the education, with diagrams of their sentence structure as well as word relationship diagrams being a frequently encountered tool. Maybe it's the result of our national revival, but we got our language well put together while I get the very strong impression that the US basically teaches sweet fuck all. I've searched around in the past, and I've never seen but a single sentence diagram of English. Do you even get taught the order of adjectives?
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Awhike ago, I read a Rarity/Zecora fic that I really liked, but I didn't save it. Its pretty long and starts out with Rarity telling the mane 6 about her new special some"pony".

If someone happens to know that one, I'd be greatful.
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>>33413549
That's one hell of a crack ship.
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>>33413549
Was it this one?
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/125968/unfamiliar-patterns
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>>33413509
>Do you even get taught the order of adjectives?
I've never heard of that.
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>>33413493

Well, let's look at the list as it shows up for me right now:

>The Keepers of Discord

A fluffy oneshot about Statue!Discord silently observing the ponies in charge of keeping him clean over the course of generations. It's a fine IIRC, but there's not really much to talk about with it.

>The Changeling of the Guard

Haven't read it, but it looks like the sort of pre-Thorax "Changeling in Equestria" story of which there are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, filling the site. Maybe this is the best-written one Or maybe there's more to it than meets the eye. But from what I'm seeing, it looks awfully generic, and it's hard to talk about "generic."

>Tantabus, Mk. 2

Seems like this one (haven't read it either) is oneshot based around using programming language to approach the creation of life. Could be funny or interesting, but might not be long enough to sustain much discussion.

>Hard Reset

Pretty sure we've talked about this one a number of times before, though - since it's over six years old - probably not recently.

>The Great and Deathless Trixie

I thought this was reasonably funny, but I don't think there's anything to talk about. Trixie is blase about something horrible that she thinks is just how the world works, and... that's it. Fine for what it is, but it doesn't promote discussion.

>The Lazy Dragon of Dragonvale

This one's been on my RiL for a while. I doubt I'd find much to talk about after reading it, though; it's a short fable, what else are you going to say besides "I liked/didn't like it?"

>Sunny Skies All Day Long

The ur-fluff fic. It's the Celestia episode before we got a Celestia episode. Not much else to talk about, though given its place of prominence in the fandom, I guess we could argue about whether it's overrated (it is, but it's still very good at being what it is, and I love it for that)

....

So! Those stories may be better than the stuff we generally discuss, but they don't give you much to talk about.
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>>33413568
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/about-adjectives-and-adverbs/adjectives-order
It seems to be one of those things you pick up as you go but I don't think I've heard it mentioned in English classes either, and yet it seems like it'd be something fairly important for a non-English speaker to learn early on.
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>>33413567
Thats it! Thank you anon

>>33413555
Yeah that was what I was thinking going into it, but it's a good story and it made me a believer.
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>>33413509
To se liší učitel od učitele, škola od školy.
I agree that we seem to get drilled on grammar a lot more than native burgers, though, everytime I see someone fuck up your/you're and say "would of" reminds me of that.
We were taught the order of adjectives too, but imo that's a complete waste on high schoolers who barely have the vocabulary to use multiple adjectives. Really, learning "advanced" grammar when your classmate can't even say a simple "I like Spanish cuisine" sentence, but instead says "I like food Spain" ([špajn] btw), feels absolutely pointless.
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>>33413620
Možná se to liší, ale nemyslím si že by se to lišilo na tolik, aby naše úroveň školství klesla až na standart američanů. A i kdyby se to neučilo v devítiletce, tak se to učí na gymnáziích.

It might be lost on the majority, but there ought to be that one nerd who actually gives a shit who then goes on to become just the nerd who'd read fimfiction's guide on grammar. And if it isn't expected of that same nerd to even know what a sentence is, much less a compound or complex sentence, it paints a dark picture of their average literacy. But I guess that applies to English in general.
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>>33413663
*standard, vole ^:)

But yeah, I agree this is useful for writers and advanced language users, but your average Slav has different priorities.
...and I just realized that you were talking about the native language in your first post, while I read it as you being grilled about English grammar, instead of Czech. So yeah, agreed 100%, native speakers should absolutely know all that. I at least found it more useful and informative than learning about ancient literature, but here I am in a thread about horse fairy tales and porn, so, uh...
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>>33412874
>The magic might involve maintaining the mirror
It's not just about the mirror. The mirror reflects X amount of light towards the ground, some of it is absorbed by the atmosphere, some of it reaches the ground.

But whatever you're using to feed the mirror also goes through the air (a lot more air at a low inclination tangent than if you sent it straight towards the ground, actually).
This side of the planet will be much better lit than everywhere else due to being in the middle of a giant freaking laser.
And after it's done refracting, diffracting and generally getting absorbed that's going to be very noticeable.
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>>33413735
Mě už z té angličtiny začíná jebať. A nevytahuj na mě žádné smajlíky, pač nejlepší způsob jak poznat Čecha či Slováka je že za všechno hází smajl s nosáčkem. :-)

But it could always be worse. You could be in a thread of Seeking Power and HPMOR.

Oh wait.
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>>33413810
Assuming power beamed straight from the Sun with some concentrator network, all you have to do to avoid passing through the atmosphere is change the inclination. Admittedly, one degree of inclination isn't enough, but 12 degrees (assuming Earth size with a 24 hour day and just the same geocentric orbit of about 35786 kilometers) would put the orbit's highest ascension at 7440 kilometers from the plane, if I'm getting the math right. This gives more than enough clearance for the beams to miss the 6378 (give or take a few hundred kilometers of atmosphere) around the center of the Earth while remaining fairly negligible. Even so, the atmospheric diffraction would only be a potential problem while at the highest portion of the orbit.

The mean anomaly of the orbit would be maintained with station keeping in the non-active portion of the orbit - while the heliostat is facing the "light" side of the planet - through light pressure, effectively turning the heliostat into a photon sail when it isn't reflecting light to Equestria. Seasons, too, could be simulated by flipping the inclination, but that would take some very quick adjustments that might be impossible with something low-acceleration like a photon sail.

But all of that could be a part of lore. The edges of the planet would be avoided by explorers because their winds are far, far too harsh - but they may comment on the strange, constant light coming past their edges. This might be a reason why the pegasi are in charge of the weather, and why Winter Cleanup happens at all - instead of changing the inclination, Celestia just bends the heliostat to dim the lights and everyone pretends to have a Winter. I don't know, it makes a bizarre kind of sense to me.
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>>33413493
Over time the site was used by a large number of people with shit taste.
It gets even worse when you look at popular groups and sort by score there.

>>33413575
Haven't checked but I'm pretty sure most of these were mentioned here before, Changeling of the Guard for sure.
>>Sunny Skies All Day Long
>It's the Celestia episode we never got.
ftfy
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>>33362842

I think I prefer the time when Skirts wasn't doing anything at all.
The latest bout of lelrandom blog posts and shitfics finally made me unsubscribe. I'm pretty sure he is the first, actually.
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>>33413921
I'll give you a strong why not. I might enjoy reading that.
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>>33363836
start with yourself faggot
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>>33413575
>The Lazy Dragon of Dragonvale
My nigguh it's written by Georg so it's bound to be good sheißa.
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>>33416013
I swear that one day I will pick up Georg's stories once more.
Until then, we're on page 7 and I'm about to go to bed.
Someone make the new thread.
kthxbai
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NEW THREAD NOW

I WANT A NEW THREAD NOW

REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>33416028
>I WANT A NEW THREAD NOW
Page 8 and falling. You might want to get on that soon
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MAKE IT NOW PLEASE I HAVE A POST I WANT TO MAKE BUT NOT IN THIS THREAD
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>>33416500
>MAKE IT NOW
Go for it.
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>>33416540
I'm not witty enough to do it, and my penis is too small too.
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NEW THREAD
NEW THREAD
NEW THREAD

>>33416716
>>33416716
>>33416716

NEW THREAD
NEW THREAD
NEW THREAD

>>33416028
>>33416500
choke on it, faggot



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