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  1. Amusing thread. Remember to keep it at least within the realm of the show and don't go .... beyond it. 



    So ... where you by any chance a guy named Donny in a former life who happened to bowl a lot? You really sound similar, and he croaked in the 90's. 

  2. Okay so it’s time to get that Theme going right? 

    It may be Nightmare Night but I It isn’t Nightmare Night themed. Noop. We did that once. Some great horror stuff came from it. But this is November. 

    There are actually two themes (or rather prompts) for this project, because one will be focused on the last episodes of the show and some of you are behind, I decided to not force people to write into something they may not have seen. Without further ado 


    Prompt one - Any story with any characters set in the time frame between End of the End Part 2 and Last Problem.

    Genre, POV, OC’s, etc are wide open. And yes you may also play around the edges of what is “cannon”. If it wasn’t explicit ... you have free reign. 

    Alternate prompt - A conversation with a stranger.

    You are free to interpret that as you will. Perhaps it is two OC’s that have a silly back and forth at the post office. Maybe a Canterlot Royal Guard and a tourist. Time period and characters are wide open. 

    Tonight I will be posting the way you submit your story, but if you do not have a FiMFiction account, it’s time to make one. 



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  3. 13 hours ago, ShadOBabe said:

    Oh man... I’m really tempted. But unlike my visual art I’m like... SUPER self conscious about my writing. My drawings are great! My writing is... ehhhh...

    Hrmmmm... :yeahno:

    I really wanna...

    LOL! That is the perfect punishment for all art thieves.

    Go for it. This isn’t a contest where people will judge you or your writing. It’s about finishing up a story. 

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  4. 16 hours ago, Spooker said:

    Is 10,000 a hard cap on the maximum word count, or is there room for play? I struggle with word counts because I tend to drag out my stories a lot. For example, I'm working on a fic that was originally supposed to be 75k words, and I'm up to 150k right now and it's barely halfway done.

    Not really though at that point that’s a full on novel! If someone wants to go that all out then more power to them 

    2 hours ago, Goat-kun said:

    And thus the pungent knob pressed timidly against the swollen fruit, warm and succulent. Sweet seed of innocence the fruit had stored within its velvet depths, yet the sleeping sprout could only be teased out by searing fierceness of a sin most dire.




    Yeah, I'm probably gonna pass.


    You sure? That kinda stuff apparently is big money. Fifty Shades of Goat! 


    NaNoWriMo / NaPoWriMo 








    Authors and Potential Authors - Sharpen those pencils. 



    What the hay is NaNoWriMo?

    NaPoWriMo is one of the cooler traditions I have seen come from this fandom. What is it? How will we be modifying it? Why am I hearing these questions in my head when I am still writing this post? Welp, while I deal with that existential crisis let me explain. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a month long marathon of writing that tries to motivate authors to complete an initial novel manuscript draft in 30 days. The point is not to make a finished and polished novel, but to write furiously and end up with a complete story. The official mission statement of NaNoWriMo is this 



    National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.

    NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.



    It is a crazy challenge to write 50,000 words of anything coherent, but it does help some writers learn how to craft a story. It also is a strange challenge that can drive you to fall in love with the idea of writing and creating your own stories. I know a few who took it up just to say they did it, only to have the wordsmith bug bite them. 




    What the hay is NaPoWriMo then?

    Glad you asked random purple words on my screen! This is the pony version of the famous writing challenge, with several changes. Gone is the minimum of 50k words. No novel. Also we are going to have a list of theme's or prompts to help you all focus on something cool. We all lead busy lives, and writing 1700 words a day for 30 days is daunting for any writer. Not only that, but who wants to write up something original from scratch when you have a wonderful fantasy world sandbox to play in!  Okay that last one was hard for me to say with a straight face, but you get the idea. Write a short pony fanfic. Yeah there are specifics but that's basically it. 


    So here is the rundown in simple to read bullet points. 

    • Write a short story at least 250 to 10,000 words. 
    • Start the story on November 1, 2019 and finish it by the end the month. 
    • This should be a complete first draft only. Do not worry about editing or revision it. Just get your story done. 
    • The story does need to follow a theme and stay without that theme (this will be revealed on Halloween)
    • The story must be Pony related
    • The story cannot be a clop fic or have saw level gore. That said, there is a difference between sexy romance and porn fics. 
    • The story must have an end, or rather can stand on its own as a complete work. It cannot be a serialized part of a larger story. 
    • It must be something new that you started
    • Collabs are acceptable as long as both are credited. 
    • Don't troll create a story and call it done. 
    • Don't plagiarize or I send a swarm of flyders to your house! 


    We are going to have more fic related activities like this going forward, and I personally hope that a few of you decide to take up this challenge. For those that complete this challenge in November you will be given a special award badge. This will be a limited version of this and will be custom to each individual. Remember, this isn't supposed to be for the seasoned fic author alone. There is a saying that everyone has one good story in them waiting to come out. What's yours?


    Theme will be posted in a few days. :)









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  6. 4 minutes ago, SparklingSwirls said:

    Ooh, looks nice! To help us keep track of all these new ranks, I hope there will be an official list somewhere that everyone can easily access?


    Eventually there will be. There are still some holes I need to fill eventually :P

    But for now .... this project is done. :)

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  7. 1 hour ago, Sparklefan1234 said:

    Isn't the Elements of Harmony one of the first ranks that you receive? I feel like I've seen this rank before. 

    Nope. Blank Flank, Muffin, Cupcake and a bunch of animals and parasprite are the early ones. 


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    This Nightmare Night, join me and other Fic readers as we read some of our favorite spooky pony tales live on the Poniverse Discord server. 

    My reading will start 7:00 PM EST


    Time permitting I may sneak in a non Pony tale as well. ;)





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  9. 6 hours ago, Hierok said:

    I don't get the new system. :D Now everypony is Kirin, but it also says I'm a Yak now.

    As we were introducing the new ranks we pushed the rank back to most user’s accounts. But in their profile it will also display their rank based on post count. The new system hasn’t been applied yet, but basically you can make a post in the test forum with a badge title and it will give you that badge to display on posts. You will always have your current rank on your profile to show your progress. 

    I’m about to reveal the final rank. Unlike past ranks this is only going to be awarded to users who have reached 10k posts and will not be available to change to unless you have already unlocked it. 

    Once that is posted I’ll be switching the system back to normal for a few weeks until the roll out of the badge change system. 

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    Are you familiar with Facebook and Twitter? Do you a great sense or humor? Do you possess the rare skill of patience on the internet? Well maybe this might appeal to you. We are looking for a person who can help manage our two social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). You would be part of the Public Relations team, but also work with all other departments to help advertise events. You would also be tasked with occasionally interacting with other Bronies and even show staff and posting random content about the show and community in general. 


    Apply under Social Media Manager on our Application Page


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  11. 3 hours ago, Bas said:

    Would install the new version first (better backup the saves just in case) because you can unlock the first new race by beating the game, so else you would have to re-do the final boss battle a 2nd time.

    @Beetlejerica I removed the direct DL link for now. Hopefully this was your intention with your post, I wasn't sure if I understood it correctly.

    @Kamii Thanks for sharing! Do you recommend all of these? Are they all like PG-13?


    MLP...My Lesbian Ponies? :mlp_wat:

    No, I am of the mind that both ROM Hacks and Ponyvania are fine for posting links on here and such. But I'll get back to you on this issue later. It is somewhat complicated. 

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  12. 26 minutes ago, Bas said:

    One reason I believe a forums area, at least for all of them together, is beneficial is because of the attention I wrote above as well as identity. If someone right now posts a topic about creating something people incl. me will prob have or get the mentally Oh, someone is doing a project and might need help  or It is his/her stuff. That's at least not what I envision these projects to be: Community driven. Instead of the thoughts above, my idea is more that people are thinking Woah! Someone plans a new thing to do as a community! Maybe I can do my part in there? and That's OUR project! Not mine, not his, ours all together! It is is basically about the identity and perceived responsibility.


    Something like this is already planned for Octavia’s Hall. There is a reason why I consolidate all the “Creative Resources” forums in one place instead of each one being housed under their respective art type. 

    OH and RP are what I’ll personally be working on. 

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  13. 8 minutes ago, Bas said:

    When I spoke to Lady Mercury, her response was that patches are fine to link to, ROMs itself not.

    All Games are PC unless stated otherwise, but as I said, the formatting is an ever-ongoing process! I intend to sort and categorize it a bit more.

    So then we would have to remove the Ponyvania link since it is literally using the exact same assets in SotN and OoE. In the emulation community, a ROM is just a copy of the original game meant to run on a system emulator. This is literally no legal difference between the FF III SNES Rom Hack called Pony Fantasy 6 and Ponyvania. They both use original assets mixed with a copyrighted IP's assets.