ITT: rapidly writing a new op while the old thread is on page 10, and wanting to write a collab with all your circlejerking buddies, until you realize that everyone who isn't you is a goddamned autistic fucktard.
Tired of the same old 'Human goes to Equestria to fuck his herd of underage waifus' formula? Burnt out after reading that Fallout crossover? Well, we've compiled the best of the worst in order to bring you our absolute average!
Introducing, the FiM-Fiction Starter Kit (list of winners):
List of nominees by category:
>Need a dead writing prompt which was last updated 6 months ago?:
>how do I write fanfiction?
>Riffs & Reviews:
>Prompt of the Week: Pedophilia in Equestria
Do you want critique on your story? Post it on Google Docs with inline comments enabled.
Old thread: >>26348195
did anything happen in the old thread that wasnt related to shared fucktardery? because I couldnt think of anything.
and the other thread is on page 10. wanted to post the link to the new thread before that one died so I was in something of a rush
we can probably axe the prompts. the tumblr is dead, and no one bothers with them anyway
the starter kit and nominees can probably be combined under a single heading
I'm not pulling my pastebin or VGs shit
your orwell shit can likely be stuck in with the fanfiction guide since no one is likely to read either one
>sees black horse
U...you cant be here! YOURE DEAD!! YOOUURREE DDEEEEEEEEEAAAAA...
>Read last chapter of the Twilight Enigma
>Twilight turned the rest of the main six into infinitely regenerating alicorns powered by an engine capable of bending reality itself
Okay. To the humor folder it goes.
>get 2 chapters into the monster we made
>twilight gets all uppity about being a princess
>murders celestia with a window, beheads cadance, kills the other element bearers destroys the sun
not comedy or AU
>Thinking about Superstorm
HOW ABOUT THE PEGASI MAKE ANOTHER TORNADO
AND THE TORNADOS HAVE A MORTAL KOMBAT
WHOS FOR IT WOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooouuuuhhhh I need to stop having ideas at 3 AM.
damn it unsufferable.
that would only backfire.
the two storms would meet, clash, and then finally fuck. the resulting megastorm spawned from the two would go on to destroy the entire solar system
Here's what I got so far for the outline.
It's fully editable so you can argue in the document or add/delete stuff if you want to.
And here's the backup that only has comments enabled in case someone fucks it up.
I stopped both to get feedback and because I'm a little worried about it. For one, I got 15 chapters plotted out and the damn thing hasn't even hit Manehattan yet. It probably will have to get condensed down and some of the subplots axed or abridged, or we'll have to scale back the size or direction of the storm.
Secondly, the tone was really giving me a warfic kind of vibe. Everyone rushing to do something to save Equestria, Pinkie being nearly useless, Spike getting shipped off (literally). And I'm not sure if that kind of tone--or plot structure for that matter--is even the direction we want to go in.
>not using spoilers for their intended purpose
Thank God I paused right before I hit the spoiler to check and see if it was on my RL
Is it better than Lunar Cypher?
Just a warning: it has a pretty bullshit deus ex machina
>Is it better than Lunar Cypher?
In all honesty, I read it because the prose itself is enjoyable and to laugh at it. Sort of an improvement over Austraeoh, which I only read to laugh at.
>Just a warning: it has a pretty bullshit deus ex machina
its tagged tragedy and has a sequel. which is also tagged tragedy
the 1000 word chapters almost made it tolerable, but I dropped it in chapter 4 out of boredom. its just
twilight going nuts from different characters perspectives before she kills themand that got old in a hurry
>For one, I got 15 chapters plotted out and the damn thing hasn't even hit Manehattan yet.
Well, reading through the list, I think that there are several chapters that could be effectively done in less that 2k words, while others should definitely be longer.
I think if we consider that, and find a way to mix a couple of ideas together, we can keep it long, but alos at a constant pace that feels nice to read.
The neural network is halfway done training, but already producing some interesting results:
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Here's an idea I had, though itwould probably bloat the chapter count a bit. Nevertheless, I thought I'd share it.
It could be nice that, just as there are some chapters from the POV of the Oranges, we could have short, stand-alone chapters about OCs (or background ponies if they fit) interspersed with the actual story as to get different insights into this whole mess.
- A group of guards do their best to help the inhabitants of Manehattan evacuate (or whichever city is being evacuated at the moment)
- A reporter in the site of the storm, trying to cover the disaster, but having to find shelter once (s)he notices the severity of it.
- A small medical team being sent to a small town that was hit the worst, and tending to the hurt ponies.
- A small foal got lost and tries to find her/his family in a refugee camp after the storm hit, and we get glimpses of how everyone else is coping.
Those are only a couple of ideas I had, what do you guys think?
I don't think it would be feasible or cost effective to send a ship to retrieve a couple of guards when all efforts must be focused on evacuating the cities that will be hit by the storm.
Anyone else here think using "anypony" in a grimdark fic is a bad idea, even in character dialogue? Sure, it's how the canon characters act, but grimdark is a whole different tone and even canon characters slip away from it now and then (because it's an annoying and banal thing to have to pay attention to, I wager).
I had hoped to have a SoL-y chapter about them going out from their basement they hid in to realize the eye of the storm is right above them. Marveling at the hurricane/SoL/lewd ensues.
I found that when I hit a block, sketching out the events that are going to happen help me visualise the scene more clearly and I can write it out.
What do you guys do when you get writer's block?
Lurker here. I would like to give the biggest thank you to the Anon that suggested this story :
I have almost lost motivation to do reading and this story has awoken so many emotions in me. I guess I have been on a shit story streak but holy crap. Thanks a lot.
Could someone recomend me any piece of fiction that gives the same feel of dread as this part of Jingo?
''"...Seven eh em...Organize Defenders at River Gate...Seven twenty-five...Hand-to-Hand Fighting in Peach Pie Street...Seven forty-eight eight eight...Rally Survivors in Sator Square...Things To Do Today: Build Build Build Barricades...bingeley...Eight oh two eh em, Death of Corporal Littlebottombottom...Eight oh three eh em...Death of Sergeant Detritus...Eight oh threethreethree eh em and seven seconds seconds...Death of Constable Visit...Eight oh three eh em and nineninenine seconds...Death of death of death of...Death of Constable Dorfl...Eight oh three eh em and fourteenteenteen seconds...Death of Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson...beep...beep...Things To Do Today: Die..."
Because holy fuck that part must be one of Prattchet's better pieces, up there with Small Gods.
Its really not all that great, truth be told. Its not even the best female-human-in-equestria-with-language-barrier fic out there. And something along the lines of 2 years later all I can distinclty remember is "omg bugpone larvae are soooooo cuuuute dawwwww"
but you enjoyed it and i guess thats the point. so uhh youre welcome?
People don't like this nonironically, right?
Ah, I was referring to the sequel. The original does have a grimdark ending.
The seuqel ends with
a bunch of protesting citizens somehow getting the Elements to work, depowering Twilight, and forcing her to live out the rest of her life wracked with horrible guilt and memories while her dead friends beg her to forgive herself.
I'm up for it. It's just a matter of tying it in with the rest of the story.
The idea I had was that the Harmony/First Fleet would get rekt by the storm and have to run aground/stop at the island to recover.
It's just a preliminary outline and we can always change plot points. That's why we should write out the outline first, so we know what's going to happen.
Write a different scene or take a break and read some fanfics.
Has anyone else noticed that FiMfiction has an unusually large hardon for airships considering the fact that they aren't really even mentioned in the source material. They aren't in every fic, certainly, but they're present in plenty of stories on the site.
The only reason I can think of is that they might be mentioned in the comics, but I wouldn't know personally. Is that it, or did someone just put an airship in their fic and then everyone else copied them until it became standard fair? Did I just forget the episode where they had airships or something?
I'm not complaining though, airships are cool and all, I've just noticed the trend and I was wondering if there's any real reason for it.
Well there was a terrible rarity in canterlot episode that had an airship in it. thats the only one I can think of off the top of my head
then several fairly influential early fanfics had airships and soonevery adventure fic had to have them
you seem to be under the mistaken impression that such a thing as good fanfiction exists. It does not. All fanfiction is simply varying degrees of awful
>you seem to be under the mistaken impression that such a thing as good fanfiction exists. It does not. All fanfiction is simply varying degrees of awful
We can safely say that any art in the world is awful if we slide with what you said, though we still enjoy it.
I think Sweet and Elite started it all, with that one <1 second shot of Rarity and Blueblood in front of an airship.
IIRC one of the families in Apple Family Reunion also arrives by airship.
Yeah, that episode in Canterlot where Rarity jews out had an airship. I'm guessing they're the equivalents to our old zeppelins, seeing that technology in Equestria points towards the early 20th century.
So, I made a suggestion to fuse chapter 3 and 4 together in the GDoc.
>Suggested Chapter 3-4: Plenty of citizen are on the street with their horse drawn carriages. The Oranges observe it from their window as a storm alert passes on the radio. Switch to Twilight, Celestia and Spike arriving to board the Harmony to the FoB
What do you think?
You found a story? On fimfiction? How is that even possible? I mean there are only 315,000 stories there, and you found one! Your sleuthing skills are unbeatable! Aren't you awesome?
I liked that one.
It's really underappreciated in my opinion. And judging by the author's other incomplete story (last updated Feb. 2014) I don't we'll be getting a sequel any time soon.
>Random mutant from an old video game
>Mixing glorious Herr Himmler with your dumb untermensch mutant
>Some random guy from a cartoon
>Some random guy from a cartoon
Hunchback of Notre Dame was originally a written work. Disney's cartoon is an adaptation of it.
If you look into it, a lot of the Disney animated canon is made up of adaptations like that.
Welp, can't do shit, because of loud ass noises from people working on my building.
Good news though. I'm gonna start working on a new story.
Here's a hint to what it is.
I'll have you know I've read the /lit/core in its entirety, know how overrated Hemingway and Kafka are, and understand Infinite Jest like the back of my own extremely intellectual hand. It's impossible for me to be pretentious. My highly evolved mind is above all.
Not him, but I can't stomach too much of Kafka myself. His books aren't bad bad, but all of them have the same flaws
>All the characters feel like tools to give monologues about Kafka's opinions
>Everyone is childishly moody, and will want to fuck then don't then yes again then maybe then if you ask me pretty please
>Seriously sometimes they will monologue for a page and a half
>People talking endlessly about how a system no one cares about works (This one mostly in The Process tho)
>Everyone seems to always find a way to turn bread into phylosophical conundrums
As I said, they aren't bad bad, but barely work from a purely narrative point of view. I'd enjoy him far more if he had just written treatises of his opinions instead of trying to cram them into stories.
To be fair, Kafka never intended for his stuff to be published. He just wrote them as a pastime and didn't think his stories were very good.
He even asked a friend to burn everything he wrote after his death, but he sent it to publishers instead, which is why something something transformation fetish.
Yeah, I'll give you that. Perhaps if he had writen them with publication in mind we'd have something completely diferent.
Its fitting now that I think of it. He planned to be the only reader, so that's why all the characters feel like personas of himself with little characterization given: they are his personas. He didn't need explanation for his own actions.
Well personally, as a pretty antisocial guy. I need to actually think pretty hard and try not to go into cringy overjoy in dialogues, whereas I'd guess a normal person would just write stuff down based on her normal interaction.
it had its moments. like that one. and pretty much only that one.
the "mah parents are hippies" thing was literally the high point of this entire series
So i just saved everyone from having to read like 30k words about an alcoholic colgate sorta dating a reverse trap twilight while they solve scooby doo mysteries.
wow. just writing that sentence was kinda depressing
the whole thing was a terrible ship and a pretty shit plotline. but its worth making note that its tagged a comedy and it got a minor chuckle out of me.
Its exceedingly rare for comedies in this fandom to be remotely humorous after all, so at the very least its noteworthy of that
An asshole as well. "Wouldn't be assed to help Tom climb out of the well" kind of asshole. The kind of asshole that adolescents think its cool.
And that was the main problem, that it was very obviously written by a 16 years old.
You know the worst part? the description is good. Authentically good, mind you, it made you want to read the story expecting sappy romance.
I'm trying to remember a stupid joke fic from years ago that I am sure was on FimFic. Basically, an older stallion shows up in town, Fluttershy fucks him, and it turns out it was Rainbow's dad. The punchline is RD showing up at the end saying "Hi Dad!" or something like that. Does this ring any bells?
Pic related. Fun fact: it's also the only time we've ever seen the other side of the mountain Canterlot's on.
I think it's a combination of the fact airships are awesome and the fit quite nicely with the tech status of Equestria. Airplanes are a bit too modern--even bi ans triwings--but airships are not only old timey, they're also canon
or at least, a small yacht-like one is.
I'd prefer to leave the Orange chapter alone, since it could be used to establish a sort of interlude detailing the adversities random citizens face while the M6 are trying to fix the big problems.
Other possible interlude chapters would center around the Baltimare Fire Dept. rescuing trapped citizens in the flood waters or Manehattan office workers trapped in a high rise as the storm bares down.
But if we have to condense things down, we can.
M6 fly around the eastern continent being sky pirates. Seems pretty good so far, even if the narration in the most recent chapters is kind of falling apart.
Love is an obsolete chemical reaction from ancient times and its only purpose was getting you to fuck for a while to increase the chance of getting offspring.
Most married couples are unhappy or divorced.
I'll probably try to get back to writing my non-pony romance novel. It's been sitting at the same word count for almost two months now.
Maybe I'll dig out that Bon Bon-Twilight Velvet-Night Light clopfic I abandoned too.