Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2000 Views and 3 Equestria Daily Posts

The title on this one might be a bit self explanatory. For one, Pony Draft hit 2,000 pageviews today. Next stop: 2,000,000! But that's not the milestone I want to put in the spotlight. 

Since the start of Pony Draft, three great submissions have been edited here and posted to Equestria Daily. All three of these stories are incredible, and I'm honored to have such talented authors submitting here. The works and authors are listed here, in chronological order for your perusal.

Silent Rainboom - Ghost in the Window - EqD Post

Orange Peel - How Equestria Was Made - EqD Post

Coconutswallow - In Spades - EqD Post

Kudos to all of you writers of pony fanfic, and myself, Master Shake, and the rest of the Pony Draft community wish for your continued success in your future writing endeavors.

P.S. Octavia is my favorite pony on the banner. Thought you might like to know.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fluttershy's Lullaby


Author: Axl9333

Description: Fluttershy's had enough of being walked all over and now she's making sure it never happens again.

Fluttershy's Lullaby

Additional Tags: [None]

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ten Posts

Since the first site update I gave almost exactly a week ago, quite a bit has changed at Pony Draft. We've reached some major milestones along the way. Which brings us to the title of the post. Pony Draft has now reached ten fanfic posts! This is a very exciting milestone, because if you'll remember, when the 24 Hour Update was posted, that number was zero. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everypony who submitted their works of fanfic for review.

Which transitions into the next big statistic: we have 55 comments. This is great, because the site will only work if everypony edits each other's work, which I'm proud to report, is happening quite a lot. Great work, bronies. If any community is open minded, it's you guys, and that's why I think the site has been successful so far. I would also like to thank all those who read the fan fiction of others and provided their feedback.

I would also like to give a huge shoutout to Silent Rainboom, for writing Ghost in the Window, which is the first submission to Pony Draft to make it onto Equestria Daily! Congratulations, Silent Rainboom, and hopefully your great success is the first of many.

And last but not least, Pony Draft has an extra pair of hooves to help out with the site. If you didn't catch his intro post, Master Shake is now part of the team, as an editor for Pony Draft. He has roles similar to that of a site moderator. He will read the submissions and provide his feedback, and from what I've seen so far, he has very good feedback to give. He will also answer questions or help with anything else that needs helping. He is also a great writer, and everypony should check out his submission on Pony Draft, which was the first: Doctor Whoof and the Source. It's really shaping up to be a great story.

I guess that's all everypony, let's hope for some more submissions! Thanks.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Old Friend


Author: Fluttersky

Description: Princess Celestia has been the ruler of Equestria for a long time yet very little is know about her past. So when a old friend decided to "drop in" and visit her, it causes quite a stir in the city of Canterlot. Through her fiend's visit does Twilight Sparkle and her friends learn more about past of their ruler of Equestria.

Chapter 1

Additional Tags: Different Worlds, Celestia, Past, Memories, Human

Friday, August 12, 2011

In Spades

[Adventure] [Comedy]

Update: [Posted to Equestria Daily]

Author: Coconutswallow

Description: Evil is plotting, Equestria is in peril, kidnappings abound, and unlikely ponies band together as intrigue is starting to spin its webs-- large, clingy webs that don't make themselves known until they are upon you.

In Spades

Additional Tags: Non-linear, long, intrigue, OCs, whimsical

Hello. My Name is 'Master Shake'.

Hello there, Pony Draft, like the title says, I'm Master Shake. You however may simply call 'Shake', no need for 'Master' part...unless you're feeling really generous.

Who am I? I'm your new EDITOR. I'm here to give critiques on your Fics, answer questions you may have, and overall just fill in the gap when Enigma ins't here. Think of it this way, Enigma is Batman and I'm his Robin. He'll do majority of the posting and I'm here to help out. Overall I'm a down to earth guy, same as most of you. I give fair reviews and helpful pointers to the stories that you guys post and I'm pretty much always open for a conversation if you want to share your ideas with someone.

So if you have any questions, concerns, or anything of that kind, just contact me: razor69965@hotmail.com

I'm sorry, I've only gotten to read a few of your stories, guys and girls, but I'll probably get to most of them later tonight.

Quickly about me. At the moment, I'm a big fan of Doctor Who (10th and 11th Doctors) and of course MLP:FiM...and sometimes both at the same time.

So yeah. I'm here. Hi.


[Normal] [Adventure]

Author: Chronicler

Description: Two new arrivals in Equestira have Twilight very excited about where they came from.  But these two might have brought more than themselves with them to Equestria.

Part 1
Part 2

Additional Tags: OC, dimensions, trust, griffon, magic

Rainbow's Crash

[Sad] [Shipping] [Grimdark]

Author: Darkfalling

Description: Rainbow causes a tragedy and must recover, with the help of of her newfound love, Twilight.

Rainbow's Crash

Additional Tags: Crash, Coma, Recovery, Love, Stunt



Author: Super Klonoa

Description: Seven mysterious, colorful, diamond-shaped gems of untold power have mysteriously appeared in the pony world of Equestria, appearing on the beds of Rainbow Dash and her friends. When a mysterious, otherworldly, evil being arrives in Equestria and possesses one of the world's most dangerous titanic animals of all time, Ponyville is thrown into chaos, and when all hope appears to be lost, Rainbow Dash bravely stands against this threat, never giving up, never letting go of hope. This stand of bravery invigorates the spirits of her friends, and the answer to the mystery of the seven gemstones is finally revealed.


Additional Tags: Chaos Emeralds, Super forms

My Little Pony: Prime

[Grimdark] [Crossover] [Shipping] [Adventure]

Author: Brony Tom

Description: After a blue meteor crashes into the Everfree Forest, an insidious poison spreads throughout Equestria, corrupting ponies that it ensnares.  Ponies everywhere must fight their neighbors, their friends, and even themselves...

My Little Pony: Prime

Additional Tags: Metroid, Phazon, Corruption, Long, Adventure

How Equestria Was Made

[Mild Grimdark] [Sad]

Update: [Posted to Equestria Daily]

Author: Orange Peel

Description: After the events of "Dragonshy," Twilight Sparkle and Rarity return to the cave. A manuscript buried inside the cave described a brief, unverified ancient history of Equestria.

How Equestria Was Made

Additional Tags: History, Origins, Celestia, Luna, OCish

Ghost in the Window

[Normal] [Sad/Happy End]

Update: [Posted to Equestria Daily]

Author: Silent Rainboom

Description: Rarity gets a fateful letter in the mail from none other than Hoity Toity himself, offering her a job at the most famous boutique in all of Equestria making dresses for none other than Princess Celestia herself. She moves to Canterlot in pursuit of her dream come true. But could this once-in-a-lifetime chance be the biggest mistake Rarity has ever made?

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Additional Tags: Fashion, Canterlot, Betrayal, Broken Dreams

Doctor Whoof and the Source

[Crossover] [Adventure] [Sci-Fi] [Dark]

Author: Master Shake

Description: The story follows Doctor Whoof as he embarks on an adventure to save Equestria from the evil which he accidentally summoned there when he crossed the gap between realities in his TARDIS. Along his journey he acquires the aid of each one of the mane six characters. They each become a Doctor's so called companion, but for only a brief period of time. As the story progresses, more and more is learned about an ancient artifact that every civilization has to call 'The Source'. With the help of our pastel colored equines, the Doctor will not only protect 'The Source' from those who wish to use its powers for evil, but learn more about what kind of a role the object played in the history of Equestria.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2 (WIP)

Additional Tags: Attempt at Epic origin story

Thursday, August 11, 2011

24 Hour Update

I was a little surprised as to the number of pageviews when this blog launched. I wasn't expecting very many, but in this first day, roughly 24 hours after the launch post, Pony Draft has gotten over 200 page views, 2 followers (1 of them is me, though), and a few comments. The thing we need most though is submissions. The site will only be able to serve it's true purpose once somepony sends in their story. After that, who knows just what will happen?

As I say in the Submit section, I will definitely look over all the fanfic and provide my own edits and suggestions, and I will also submit my own. For a little sneak peek, I am currently in the embryonic stages of several works of my own MLP fanfiction, and have actually started the writing on one. Hint: it stars the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Be on the lookout for that one when I post it here. I'm currently crossing my fingers for Sethisto to include Pony Draft on tonight's Nightly Roundup on EqD.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hello Equestria!

Well, here it is. Pony Draft: a site for bronies far and wide to offer their critiques to the writers of MLP fanfic and their unfinished stories. To save you the trouble of clicking another link, I'll just copy and paste some text from the "About" section so you can get acquainted with the site. Enjoy.

"Welcome, fillies, gentlecolts, and bronies everywhere to Pony Draft, the website where fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic can share their awesome works of fan fiction before they are complete. These fan fic "drafts" are then open to praise, proofreading, and constructive criticism to help improve both the story, as well as the writer's skills.

Once the writer has received this feedback and proofreading and subsequently improved upon their story, I recommend sending them to Equestria Daily, which does state "As always, please proofread/have somepony proofread it for you before sending it." or else Sethisto and his pre readers will more often then not "send it to the moon," so to speak.

So go ahead and send in your incomplete or unedited pony related fan fic/fan fic chapters, and get some feedback before calling it a finished product. It truly is amazing how many things can be spotted and improved just by having somepony (hopefully many) look it over. For submission guidelines, check out the "Submit" page."

I have no idea whether this site will receive zero submissions or if it will get hundreds. It's all in a matter of time, I guess. Be assured that I will be reading over and reviewing any submissions you guys may make, so you will be guaranteed at least somepony's feedback. I'll also submit some of my own fanfic once they near completion as well. So until then, keep writing bronies, and be sure to tell me what you think and give suggestions in this post's comments. Thanks.