Terms you might not be familiar with

Clop – sex scenes in stories (or artwork) between ponies. Not sure if the same term applies to furry fandom, but there is a helluva lot of furry porn that pony clop fans really like (yours truly included)

Cons – shorter term for “convention” as in a fannish convention or commercial or professionally run get-together of, by and/or for fans.

Cosplay – more and more people in the mundane world outside of the MLP universe are hearing and becoming if not familiar with, as least having heard the term “cosplay”. It is a shortened version of the term, “costume play” And it is just like it sounds – people running around in costume. Don’t knock it until you try it. For adults, it is the chance to be a kid again and not care who the hell sees you in a funny costume outside of Halloween. I mean, how cool is that?!?

Drabble – according to Wikipedia, “A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.”

Everypony – a term MLP fandom uses instead of “everyone”. Means the same thing.

NanoWriMO – National Novel Writing Month – an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

OC – original character. These are characters that are not cannon to the My Little Pony universe, but are based on traits common in that world. I.E. being a pony, if a unicorn, having magic that works along the same general rules as MLP unicorns do, etc. Strangely enough, OCs in original story writing is expected and writing established characters from other genres – be they t.v., movies or books, is looked down upon, while there are factions in the MLPverse that HATE OCs and only want to read about established characters. Hate to tell them there is no money in the REAL WORLD thinking that way, but they can be a funny lot when it comes to real world logic!

Pones = Ponies – nothing more to say about this.

Sombraphiles – fans of King Sombra, of course.

Stalk Me While I Write – the Picarto TV livechat Hail King Sombra holds every Sunday of the month except for weekends that fall during conventions she attends. The next scheduled chat can always be found in the sidebar and on the events calendar. If there is a conflict on that Sunday or she’s not feeling well, expect it will be moved to Saturday or in rare instances, moved altogether.