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About FiMFetch

FiMFetch is an archive of MLP:FiM Fan Fiction Works.
Originally born out of my personal frustration with the limitations of the search engine on FimFiction.net, I now have a growing list of features this project provides:

  • Archive of active and past works of fiction
  • Scour multiple fan fiction platforms for MLP fictions
  • Easy-to-use grainular search features
  • Random daily fictions
  • Improved mobile reader formatting
  • Multiple mobile reader formats
  • User bookshelves and bookshelf story reviews
  • An OPDS browsing service for compatible eReaders
And some long-term goals:
  • Story tracking
  • Printings Tracking
  • Audiobook Downloads
This site has been designed from the ground-up in an attempt to make the simplist and most streamlined access to all the pony you should ever want.

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What are Stars?

Unique to this archive, each story can be rated collectively!
Most fiction websites allow users to 'upvote' or 'like' fictions, even fewer allow 'dislike.'
Why not try something new?
Part of the starring system is that each vote is tallied and averaged to give a composite rating - the more people that like the fiction, the more stable the rating!
This is a bit of a new concept, so we will have to see where it goes.

What are the Content Ratings?

FiMFiction only allows defining three different content ratings: Everyone, Teen, and Mature.
At first, this seemed 'good enough' to me, but as I recall the various fics I've read, I realized that there is a significant gap that is missing.
For instance, Fallout:Equestria is most certainly not in the same category as porn, and you shouldn't have to see porn to find others like it.
Therefore, even though I keep the ratings to match FiMFiction's archived away, I have introduced three additional rating tags to bridge the gap. (Plus one automatic rating tag to assist)
Without further ado, here are my adjusted ratings defined:

Everyone
No Swearing, Sexual references, Cartoon Violence.
Teen
Light swears ok, but nothing explict, Light sexual references, Some Blood Allowed.
Young Adult
Bad swearwords allowed, intimate non-clop allowed, May have Graphic Violence.
Adult
Fiction with explicit/mature references or an actual story with cloppy content.
Clop
Explicit Clop. The only purpose or goal of the fiction is porn.
Mature
FiMFiction Default tag.
*Fics marked 'Mature' simply haven't been re-categorized.
Dubious
This is an automatic flag: If a fiction was not rated mature, but contains 'bad' words.
(Roughly Equivalent to 'Young Adult', but not reviewed)

Many fics are going to be recategorized from 'Teen' to 'Young Adult' simply because of a 'very bad word' or two, but others because of intimate and/or suggestive romantic relations.
Even though most of the 'Dubious' fics get categorized as 'Young Adult', please don't confuse the tag as being only profanity. Bad words are just simply the easiest thing to search for.
As of writing, there are nearly 23,000 Mature Fics and 66,000+ Teen Fics. I do not have the time to review all of them to assign appropriate tags, but will make an effort to categorize most.
If you find a fic that you think should have its rating adjusted, please let me know! I can't do it all on my own.
On the story pages (while logged in), you can submit a revision post.
(even edit your previously submitted request, if you want)

What is OPDS?

OPDS stands for "Open Publication Distribution System," which is a fancy way of saying it's a special format for sharing books.

If you have an OPDS-compatible eReader or app, you can browse fimfetch directly!


https://fimfetch.net/opds
				
If you want to enable viewing mature fictions, add the mature flag to the url like this:

https://fimfetch.net/opds?mature
				
Also, if you have a user login, you can access your bookshelves and default search options (including mature preferences) using your user key!

You're not logged in right now, but if you were, you'd be able to see your user key here or in your library.

When using a personal key to access the service, all searches are filtered using your personal search defaults, and any fictions downloaded are added to your private mobile library.
Don't share this link with anyone you don't trust, and likewise don't use links from other people you don't trust.

Tested with a number of android eReaders, but there's a chance that something might not work right. Please feel free to contact me about it!

FBReader:

More about Download Formats

Fimfetch generates multiple formats for your reading pleasure, including text files and original html for oldschool colectors in addition to epub and mobi for mobile readers and a tidied-up html for cached viewing.

One key feature I knew for sure I wanted in this project was to automatically generate and have available for download mobi files, which is the file format that Kindle E-Readers use.
E-Ink Readers are awesome, by the way.

My personal favorite feature of the content generators I wrote, however, are the Epub files before the mobi are generated. I have worked to iron out xml syntax errors and formatting tags in order to allow fics to be read on stringy ereaders (I'm looking at you, Apple!), have changed how the title page works vs fimfiction's format including putting the title, author, rating tags, wordcount, and description on the title page, and have also added a bit of fancy magic that embeds externally linked images directly into the file! Now you don't need your reader to be connected to the internet to enjoy graphics!

Archive Stats

359,662 Stories Indexed
201,512 Deleted Stories Indexed
313,816 Stories From FimFiction.net
43,558 Stories From FanFiction.net
 2,287 Stories From ArchiveOfOurOwn.org
113,611 Stories marked as complete
95,037 FimFiction.net Stories with over 75% approval
13,355 Stories with more dislikes than likes
139,329 Everyone rated stories
138,332 Teen rated stories
59,482 Mature rated stories
11,893 Dubious rated stories
 7,809 Adult rated stories
 2,446 Clop rated stories
   371 Young Adult rated stories
79,624 Adventure tagged stories
72,090 Romance tagged stories
64,478 Comedy tagged stories
59,841 Slice of Life tagged stories
56,187 Dark tagged stories
39,487 Sad tagged stories
34,524 Sex tagged stories
34,204 Gore tagged stories
33,200 Random tagged stories
24,738 Tragedy tagged stories
22,887 Alternate Universe tagged stories
19,760 Human tagged stories
15,113 Crossover tagged stories
14,775 Drama tagged stories
 7,149 Mystery tagged stories
 5,608 Sci-Fi tagged stories
 5,376 Thriller tagged stories
 5,242 Anthro tagged stories
 4,409 Violence tagged stories
 4,301 Horror tagged stories
 3,792 Profanity tagged stories
 3,169 Death tagged stories
 2,642 Equestria Girls tagged stories
   892 2nd Person tagged stories
   699 Self Harm tagged stories
1,028,031 Chapters Indexed
2,920,770,300 Combined Words

To read all of these stories, it would take you:
38 Years, 1 Month, 7 Days

6,085 Fic-Of-The-Day Eligible Stories (1569 Used)
205,667,491 Combined Words
To read all of these stories, it would take you:
2 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days

Fiction Data Cached on Server:
5,236,467 files
14.9 GB of Plain Text
121.6 GB of HTML
33.6 GB of EPub
66.8 GB of Kindle MOBI
197.7 GB of Image Thumbnails
38.7 GB of Other Data Files
473.4 GB Total

I love numbers, don't you?

Time to read numbers are based on an average reading speed of 250 words per minute, and 14 hours per day.
(need to sleep sometime)

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Donations / Support

One of the problems with running a website - especially a complex website like this one - is that they're not free. FiMFetch costs on average about $60 a month to maintain both the primary and backup servers, and is only that cheap because of the generosity of Sour_Sweet. I have considered putting advertisements on the site, but I do not want to rely on ads to keep this site running. I personally despise seeing ads when I'm not actually shopping, and I imagine you won't want to see random google or amazon ads while trying to read about the latest sizzling ship, cutesy slice of life, epic adventure, or any other fic you're into.
I can't well keep doing this all on my own. With a little help, we can keep this ad-free and bustling with our favorite pastel technicolor equines!

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