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[[caption-width-right:350:Saving the ponynet from bad fanfics, one riff at a time.]]
->''"Hasnít somepony already done this? Seriously, SOMEPONY has had to have done this already!"''
-->-- '''Author,''' upon hearing that he's being pranked with having to ''read {{FanFic/Cupcakes}}'', in Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000's first episode

In January 2012, brony writer [=RatherHomely=] posted an {{MST}} of Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and his OriginalCharacter Author (to provide the pop culture references) reading ''{{FanFic/Cupcakes}}'' on his Website/FimfictionDotNet account, with the frame story of being pranked into it by Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash, under the title ''Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000''. This was followed up with several other [=MSTs=] by the author with Author riffing other horrible or disgusting fanfics with other members of the Mane Six in a rotating fashion. It soon became a central hub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [=MSTs=] and riffs, as guest riffers submitted their own riffs to put on the site, many of which FollowTheLeader on [=RatherHomely's=] formula of a human AuthorAvatar riffing while accompanied by one or more of the Mane Six. Eventually, though, the moderators found out, ruled that the guest riffing was circumventing the "no [=MSTs=]" rule standard for online fiction archives ([=MPPT3K=] itself [[GrandfatherClause predated the addition of the rule]]), and [=MPPT3K=] itself was stripped of its guest riffs and locked from public viewing. [[note]]It's still there, though it requires the password [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish "password"]] to read.[[/note]]

Recognizing that the [=MSTing=] community now lacked a proper base to stand on, another brony writer known as [=TheAuthorGl1m0=] decided to found a site originally known as "The MLP/MST Archive" in January 2013. Initially intended to save the [=MPPT3K=] guest submissions and provide a haven for [=MSTs=] to be stored without fear of deletion, members of Fan/fic/ Theater 3000 soon discovered the Archive and the current "head" riffer Fallen Prime publicized it on his blog. Since then, the MLP/MST Archive had become the central hub of the pony riffing community, and was updated ''moderately'' regularly with new content.

Starting in the summer of 2013, Gl1m0 announced that the site would be renamed [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com "PonyRiffs"]], and split off from the main Archive as part of an expansion into other fandoms. The MST Network was launched around the same time as Ponyriffs, and acts as the hub that connects the riff archives and fandoms. (Currently, only Ponyriffs is up-and-running, representing the My Little Pony fandom, but plans are made to add and include sites for other fandoms.)

The site has both a [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/submissions.html submission page]] for small-time snarkers to put forth pony riffs for safekeeping on the Archive, as well as the [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/rifflist.html "Rifflist"]]; a list of fanfics nominated by other riffers for the community at large to [=MST=]. Also hosted on the site is a forum board and even an IRC chatroom (#[=ponyriffsArchive=]), though neither see much activity.

The site also provides access to Fan/fic/ Theater 3000, creators of ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauMST'' and ''FanFic/PastSinsMST''.

[=PonyRiffs=] carries a NotSafeForWork warning, for even the clean(er) stories don't always have clean-mouthed riffers.

!! The community in general has examples of the following tropes:

* AccentuateTheNegative: Most fanfics that are riffed are outright terrible, and the riffers waste no time in pointing that out. There are some legitimately good fics there as well, though the badness is usually highlighted over the good in most cases.
* CharacterDevelopment: The riffs feature some character arcs that affect the riffverse as a whole, including ships.
* ContinuitySnarl / AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Sometimes different riffers give their ponies different characterizations that don't match up very well with each other; the most notable are Vinyl Scratch and Octavia for Fallen and Atlas, and Doctor Whooves for twow and Simon. In order to avoid ContinuityLockOut, the generally accepted explanation is a sort of shared [[TheMultiverse multiverse]].
* {{Crossover}}: Frequently occurs between the riffers.
* DrinkingGame: [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/drinking-game.html They have one.]] Your liver is not ready.
* LooseCanon: The different series are these to each other for the most part.
* {{MST}}: The entire point.
* {{Masquerade}}: Generally, Equestria at large in the riffverse doesn't know that there are humans among them.
** Though riffverse canon is that Ponyville in general is acclimated to them.
* TheNicknamer: Pinkie Pie, in almost any series she stars in (which is quite a few), has a habit of referring to the riffers by a nickname of some sort.
* TrappedInTVLand: Pretty much riffverse-wide, although "trapped" may not always be the correct term, depending on the series.
* WorldOfSnark: As is typical of the MST style.

!Subsection roll call!

[[foldercontrol]]

!! Primary Riffverses

[[folder:Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/mppt3k.html Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000]]

'''Author:''' [=RatherHomely=]

The one that started it all.

Along with the original on [=FIMFiction=] (though locked behind a password [[note]]which is [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish password]][[/note]]), a mirror is hosted on the archives.

[=MPPT3k=] has examples of the following tropes:

* AuthorPowers: Author, obviously.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fallen Prime Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/fp-riffs.html Fallen Prime Riffs]]

'''Author:''' Fallen Prime

One of the most notable riffers in the community, Fallen Prime often gets trapped in his own ''extremely'' extensive armory by a pranking Pinkie and Dash, and apparently going through the fic is easier than just blasting the door down. Also has a comic adaptation hosted on the archive.

FP Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* AffablyEvil: Not evil per se, but Pinkie's choice of stories is ''diabolical'' at times.
* BerserkButton: A great deal of them; human in Equestria, alicorn OCs, bad clop/gore, the dreaded MarySue, etc.
** [[FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn Dakari-King Mykan.]] Fallen ''hates'' him.
** DO NOT TOUCH FALLEN'S RUSTY SAWBLADES.
* BrickJoke: Fallen's rusty sawblades.
** Any call backs to ''Living the Dream.''
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A mild one for Rarity, and an implied one for Rainbow Dash.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone, to an extent, though especially Fallen, Twilight and Rarity.
* FireForgedFriends: Fallen and the mane six have grown close throughout their trials.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: Pinkie putting Derpy through hell with ''Derpy's Finest Hour.''
** DisproportionateRetribution: Which led to the gang [[HeroicBSOD making Pinkie revisit the works of mrhappyface.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Of all the shipped riffers, Fallen may be the only one to avert this. However, the relationships between [[spoiler:Fluttershy and twow]], [[spoiler:Rarity and Draklox]], and [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash and Killer Steel]] still affect FP Riffs canon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Somewhat. Fallen is just as likely to console a friend as he is to [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk make the situation worse.]]
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Events revolving around certain stories have influenced how long quickly the story gets riffed and how the riff is handled.
* RefugeInAudacity: Vinyl Scratch has a habit of pushing the envelope in ways not even Fallen would.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Every time Fallen butts heads with his co-riffers.
* {{Troll Fic}}: Fallen marathoned four of these with Vinyl Scratch and Octavia.
* UpToEleven: Certain riffing partners inevitably crank up the insanity with their very presence.
** "The Tail (Get It ;P) Of pRince Martin Willis" turned out to be so chaotic, Discord was released [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn before canon did so]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Fallen with most of the ponies he riffs with, but most notably with twow.
* WeaponOfChoice: Fallen's rusty sawblades.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:twow's Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/twows-riffs.html twow's Riffs]]

'''Author:''' twow443

A human living in Derpy's basement invents all sorts of crazy gadgets... that is, when Pinkie hasn't locked him and some ponies in the lab to read horrible fanfiction.

twow's Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
--> '''twow:''' ({{facedesk}}s)
* [[spoiler:AllStoriesAreRealSomewhere]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Shown frequently when twow and Fallen Prime are in the same room. Crosses frequently with SlapSlapKiss.
* BerserkButton: twow has a special hatred for rapefics and [[{{Lolicon}} foalcon]]. He also loathes stories that have bad things happen to Fluttershy or show her in a bad light, even more now because she's his girlfriend.
** Bringing up ''120 Days of Blueblood'' around him is a bad idea.
** Threaten Yaazi. ''I fucking '''dare''' you.''
** Threatening or hurting twow in anyway will earn you the full fury of Yaazi ''and'' Fluttershy.
--> [[spoiler:'''Yaazi''']]: ''I'll tear your throat out.''
--> '''Fluttershy''': You leave him alone!
* {{Beware the Nice Ones}}: twow has shown many signs of this. Hurt ''any'' or his friends or upset them, be it riffing or outside the riffs and he will not hesitate to fuck you up.
** Fluttershy has shown shades of this since [[spoiler: becoming twow's girlfriend.]]
** Derpy also shows this whenever a story talks badly about her, the Doctor, or Dinky. Also shown whenever a story agitates twow.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: twow has one. ''120 Days of Blueblood'' ends up bringing some bad memories from it back.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Most of the ponies show this, but twow and Derpy are the most prominent.
* {{Despair Event Horizon}}: [[spoiler: twow lapses into this at the end of chapter nine of the ''120 Days of Blueblood'' riff.]]
* {{Disproportionate Retribution}}: Blueblood forces twow to riff ''120 Days of Blueblood'' because twow and Rarity ''insulted him''.
* DualAgeModes: twow's inventions have given this to Dinky Hooves, Pound Cake, Pumpkin Cake, [[spoiler:Yaazi]], and Diamond Tiara, switching them between child/toddler and teenager. Conveniently, each form [[EasyAmnesia doesn't remember anything the other form experienced]], which is good because the fics they come in to riff are DEFINITELY not ones a child should be reading.
** To be specific, they don't remember the stories themselves, but they remember the experience of riffing.
* {{Friend To All Children}}: Not only is twow best friends with Dinky Hooves, he's also does his best to [[spoiler:be a good father to Yaazi.]]
* [[spoiler:InterspeciesRomance: twow and Fluttershy.]]
* MadScientistLaboratory: twow lives in one, which is conveniently located in Derpy's basement. The riffs generally take place here.
* {{Made of Iron}}:Throughout the riffs, twow has been smacked around by his co-riffers. It's escalated to the point where he's been curb-stomped repeatedly, dropped from the ceiling, ''shot'' and ''' ''smacked by the universe.''' ''
--> '''Rarity''': I'm starting to enjoy the grip on this rifle.
--> '''Derpy''': You shot him!
--> '''Fallen''': He'll be fine. Can't keep a good riffer down.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Twow delivers one in the penultimate entry of "Saving Twow" [[spoiler:to ''120 Days''!Blueblood]].
--> [[spoiler:"Consider your holiday permanently cancelled.]]
* [[spoiler:RefugeeFromTVLand: ''120 Days''!Blueblood, the BigBad of the "Saving Twow" story arc.]]
* StoryArc: "Saving Twow." It involves [[spoiler:an aged-up Yaazi and Dinky, virtual reality gas, and ''120 Days''!Blueblood trying again in ''our'' world]].
* {{Troll Fic}}: twow hates these and will avoid them whenever possible.
** He has riffed two, although one was written by his friend to troll the moderators of Fimfic.
** Averted with fics written by Regidar, which he even performed a [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/16NjIQCAE5gbojRMspkiOK6NS0Iy4_uzATTmFOHYLlnU/edit riff marathon]] of, which is colloquially refered to as the "Regithon".
* {{Up to Eleven}}: Shown whenever a story takes a dark turn. [[spoiler: Taken to extremes in the ''120 Days of Blueblood'' riff. In chapter 3, Pinkie Pie [[{{RageBreakingPoint}} flat-maned]] when her character was raped by Blueblood. In chapter five, twow started to show signs of {{Sanity Slippage}} when the foals were forced to eat the waste of the libertines. And in chapter nine, not only were Celestia and Luna forced to riff the chapter with twow because of Blueblood's cruelty (he was going to make twow riff the chapter alone) , but twow ''broke completly'' near the end of the chapter. And when the chapter was over, Fallen Prime, [=KillerSteel=], Pinkamena and ''Nightmare Moon'' joined forces to give Blueblood a {{No Holds Barred Beatdown}} while Celestia stayed behind to attempt to cheer twow up.]]
--> '''twow''': [[spoiler: ''' ''I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! PLEASE MAKE THIS END!!!''' '']]
* [[spoiler:{{Vampiric Draining}}: Yazzi inadvertently does this to her father whenever she feeds on his love. It has gotten to the point where he's slept for a day and passed out during a riff. twow has waved this off as because he's a human, but still continues to test his theory.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Fallen Prime.
* {{Weapon of Choice}}: More recurring examples include his black hole gun and a [[{{AbsurdlySharpBlade}} sword that can slice into the space/time continuium]]. He also created a electric rusty sawblade for Fallen Prime.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Atlas Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/atlas-riffs.html Atlas Riffs]]

'''Author:''' Atlas_Nebula

Atlas riffs fanfics, often accompanied by Babs Seed and/or Vinyl Scratch.

Atlas Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: Berry Punch is the only pony co-riffer who could challenge Draklox in a drinking contest, although she's not interested in doing such a thing.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: His Vinyl Scratch and his Octavia are radically different from those established within the riffverse. Justified in that they're from an alternate universe.
* BerserkButton: Any mention of the name Bronystories is enough to set Atlas off. Within the stories, he takes issue with foalcon, incest, and references to an estrus cycle.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Octavia is almost the physical manifestation of this trope, having done terrible deeds both in her distant past and within her time with other riffers. She doesn't want sympathy and goes on a quest to reinvent herself.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Babs.
* BoldlyComing: Atlas is attracted to some of his pony co-riffers, especially Vinyl, but not necessarily BECAUSE they're ponies.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Atlas often yearns for the old days and feels like an old soul in a new body.
* CharacterDevelopment: Octavia has seen significant evolution as a character throughout the riff of ''Xenophilia.''
* CuddleBug: Vinyl Scratch will not hesitate to [[TheGlomp hug]] someone she likes.
* TheCynic: Bastion is practically the embodiment of this trope.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A strong one for Octavia and an implied one for Spitfire.
* DeadpanSnarker: Octavia and Carlos are like this, while Bastion was programmed to be one.
* DownerEnding: There's a good possibility that the relationship between Spitfire and Fleetfoot is going to be cut tragically short.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: If Carlos is going to suck the love out of you, then he's probably going to be polite about it.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Atlas frowns upon most fetishes and holds himself to higher moral standards. Hence his typical revulsion towards characters like the riffverse's Vinyl.
* FetishFuel: Atlas has a mildly bizarre fascination with lesbians, which tends to come to light whenever Spitfire is around, or when there are lesbians in a fic that he's riffing.
* FireForgedFriends: Atlas and various pony co-riffers meet and befriend each other over the course of their trials, although this especially goes for Babs Seed, Spitfire, and Berry Punch.
* FriendToAllChildren: Atlas frequently riffs with Babs Seed, and has the means to instantly contact and summon the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
* GenderBender: Twilight and Shining Armor are gender swapped for the majority of the Mother riff.
* HiddenDepths: Vinyl becomes smarter and less naive as she adjusts to life in the universe she and Octavia end up in.
* IKissYourHand: Atlas, but in hug form.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Atlas is a softy, a romantic at heart, and has a soft spot for mares and fillies.
* InterspeciesRomance: Atlas with Vinyl Scratch.
* RefugeInAudacity: In earlier riffs, Octavia was unusually creepy and perverted.
* TrollFic: Atlas and twow had to riff The Spiderses, the Holy Grail of troll fics.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite being a changeling drone, Carlos turns out to be one of the more intelligent characters among the riffers, mostly due to his abilities as a precog.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: This tends to happen between Carlos and the human riffers, especially Draklox.
* VampiricDraining: Carlos feeds off of the other riffers, especially Something (since they're roommates).
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sigma and Something.
* TheXenophile: Atlas gets along much better with his pony co-riffers than with his human ones.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Natural Glitch Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/glitch-riffs.html Natural Glitch Riffs]]
'''Author:''' Natural Glitch

A human known only as Anon gets stuck in the usual situation: pranked by Pinkie with bad fanfics.

Glitch Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* AcceptableTargets: Prince Blueblood
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Points this out often, as well as putting his own spin on things.
* BloodyHilarious: Anon getting a nosebleed from how terrible a story is.
* BrainBleach: Anon regularly calls for this.
* ButtMonkey: Anon.
* CaptainObvious: Anon.
* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Anon always called "Anon". He even refers to himself as such.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: During the riff of Spike's Harem, Anon repeats the word, door, until Twilight s;aps him out of it
* HurricaneOfPuns: His style depends heavily upon puns.
* OnlyOneName: Anon is simply Anon.
* OocIsSeriousBusiness: If Anon starts being vindictive, you know that something is awful.
* OnceAnEpisode: "We've got story sign!"
* OnlySaneMan: Anon plays this roll, often pointing out logical flaws in stories.
* SanitySlippage: Undergoes this during some of the worse stories.
* SelfDeprecation: Anon does this frequently.
* ShoutOut:
** Silent Hill
** "Here's Johnny!"
* SuckinessIsPainful: Anon gets physical symptoms from bad fics.
* TakeAThirdOption: Decides to walk out at the start of one riff. Of course, it doesn't work.
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: The horrid grammar and syntax of the Spike's Harem riff provoked this reaction.
* UnluckyEveryman: The core of his character is to be an everyman shoved into madness.
* YouDoNotWantToKnow: Happens multiple times to Anon, who is rather naive.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Drunken Drak Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/drunken-drak-riffs.html Drunken Drak Riffs]]

'''Author:''' Draklox

Draklox riffs fanfics, often while drunk. He also usually has a guest riffer.

Drunken Drak Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Heavily implied to be one of his favourite methods of keeping himself entertained between riffs.
* TheAlcoholic: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* BerserkButton: Doing perverted things to young characters is not wise.
* BowChickaWowWow: Said this word for word during a riff.
* CatchPhrase: Around the CMC's, "I'll tell you when you're older."
* ChildrenAreInnocent: He tries to preserve this, in spite of himself.
* ChivalrousPervert: If it's adult and female ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim usually]]), he'll make very brazen passes at it.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Both in real life and the fic.
* DirtyOldMan: By his own admission. Subverted in that he's actually only in his early thirties.
* DoubleEntendre: When he's not being outright lecherous.
* ExactTimeToFailure: Sigma does this one time as a guest riffer.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Discussed -- that's his reaction to the notion of being left alone for days with Pinkie Pie.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: He has "special" drinks.
* GunNut: Likes firearms, but not to a crazy degree.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Not too much, but he loves double meanings.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: In keeping with his character, this comes up a lot during especially awful fics.
* InterspeciesRomance: Drak and Rarity.
* NoodleImplements: Jumper cables.
* OhCrap: When he sees Scootaloo
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "SPOOOOOOOOON!!!!"
* ShipperOnDeck: Did this for Rainbow Dash and Steel.
* ShoutOut: Many
** "What can brown do for you?"
** [[TheLonelyIsland "Cleanup on aisle 3."]]
** "For everything else, thereís Mastercard."
* TestosteronePoisoning: He's a grizzled tough man and don't you forget it!
* TheGlomp: Various
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sweetie Belle loves brownies.
* UnusualEuphemism: Really likes this one.
* YouDoNotWantToKnow: His answer to a lot of things, especially when trying to protect the innocence of children, or discuss his past.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Steel Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/steel-riffs.html Steel Riffs]]

'''Author:''' [=KillerSteel=]

[=KillerSteel=] riffs fanfics, though usually in tandem with other riffers.

Steel Riffs has examples of the following tropes:

* BetterThanABareBulb: Out of all the riffers, Steel is incredibly quick to lampshade everthing and everything.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: For losing a bet, he and Rainbow Dash once had to go without alcohol for a week.
* DrinkingGame: Comentates one between Vinyl and Drak.
* FlatWhat: Gives this reaction when the level of stupidity in a fic reaches critical levels.
* GargleBlaster: Mentions moonshine.
* GenreSavvy: Very much so.
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: Vinyl after she lloses the drinking contest against Drak.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Steel will point out particularly odd things and say that yes, that really was written.
* ObfusicatingStupidity: Coping with this makes up half of his humor.
* OnlySaneMan: Has a tendency to play the straight man.
* SarcasmMode: His default.
* ShapedLikeItself: This is how he imagine train cocks look.
* TheStoic: Prone to brief one-liners and seldom displays strong reactions.
* StunnedSilence: His reaction to learning that he'd be riffing a fic called "There Are No Breaks On The Rape Train".
* TakeThat: Does this to particularly crass and clumsy authors.
* TemptingFate: "How bad could it be?"
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: "Oh, this is gonna hurt."
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Rainbow Dash.

[[/folder]]

!! Secondary Riffverses

[[folder:Norse Fic Ravagers]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/norse-fic-ravagers.html Norse Fic Ravagers]]

'''Author:''' Simon o'Sullivan

Simon o'Sullivan's family was destroyed by a bad fanfic transformed into a monster, and so he seeks justice by becoming a riffing vigilante. Assisted by Dakkar and Doctor Whooves, they hunt down and destroy bad fanfics. By riffing them.

Norse Fic Ravagers has examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: Each character has his own.
** Drakkar, being a Norse pony, despises when his culture is portrayed with wrong stereotypes, like showing them wearing horned helmets or giant swords.
** The Doctor, among other things, takes Physics and other sciences very seriously, and attacks with rage when the author ignores them.
** Simon is usually calmer but, when sex comes into play in a horrible way, he mocks the scenes mercilessly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Something's Silly Riffs]]
!!![[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/somethings-silly-riffs.html Something's Silly Riffs of Shittiness]]

'''Author:''' Something Eight

Something's Silly Riffs has examples of the following tropes:
* CoolPet: Of the Alien Pet variety. Something's pet [[{{Film/Alien}} Xenomorph]], Queeny.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sigma's Strange Storytime]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/sigmas-strange-storytime.html Sigma's Strange & Stupid Storytime]]

'''Author:''' Sigma

Sigma's Strange Storytime has examples of the following tropes:

* AbortedArc: Several. The author of the riffs, Sigma, had no idea what he wanted to do with his story arcs, and never got beyond a basic description for them. So, he's settled on an arcless, classic MST3K style riff format with no boundaries of any sort of canon.
* CharacterDevelopment: He's gone through several changes, mostly thanks to the author maturing, and has shown much better riffing along with it.
* GrowingtheBeard: Happened sometime around either the time he read about Dash getting an unrealistic abortion, the time he riffed a trollfic about Christopher Lloyd with Steventheman, or when he read about Dash banging a watermelon.
* MST3KMantra: He has recently started using a variation for his introduction, beginning with Episode X: The Moron And The Machine.
* OldShame: He has a section of riffs literally titled "Old Crap That You Should Skip." ...[[{{ComicallyMissingthePoint}} I don't see why it should be skipped it just cause it's old.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elec's Riff Shack]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/elecs-riff-shack.html Elec's Riff Shack]]

'''Author:''' [=electreXcessive=]

[=electreXcessive=] riffs fanfics, usually with the help of another co-riffer.

Elec's Riff Shack has examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: Elec tends to get angry whenever foalcon and futa are put into play.
* DeadpanSnarker: Elec a lot of the time.
* FlatWhat: Happens quite often
* LargeHam: Elec has his moments

[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=OtterRiffs=]]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/otterriffs.html OtterRiffs: The Continuing Adventures of Matt and Rainbow]]

'''Author:''' [=OtterMatt=]

After finding himself stranded in Equestria thanks to a certain pink pony replacing his bathroom door with a portal, Matt is forced to take up the riffing lifestyle in order to preserve his freedom, and perhaps even to save all of Equestria itself...

[=OtterRiffs=] has examples of the following tropes:

* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Due to a... ''misunderstanding'' between him and Luna, Matt is forced to riff stories as penance for publicly embarrassing the Princess of the Night.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Rainbow ''hates'' being called Dashie.
* EveryoneHasStandards: By choice, the fics presented by the [=OtterRiffs=] crew are almost always SFW, though the language contained is sometimes not. This does not make the stories any less painful, however.
* GuestStarPartyMember: While Rainbow is laid up with an injury, Luna, Twilight, and Pinkie all make guest riffing appearances.
* JustFriends: Matt and Rainbow. Eeeyup.
* InconvenientSummons: Matt was brought to Equestria when Pinkie replaced his bathroom with a portal. He never got to use the bathroom until after his first riff was completed, either.
* InterspeciesFriendship: Matt and Rainbow Dash bonded fairly quickly due to their similar natures. Rainbow even refused to let him go through his punishment alone, leading to their riffing duo being established.
* NotWhatItLooksLike
--> '''Matt:''' I tried to protest that ''she'' fell onto ''me''.
--> '''Rainbow:''' *snnrrrrrrrk* *snort*
--> '''Matt:''' And it only looked improper at first glance. Anyone who paid attention could ''clearly'' see that [[MarshmallowHell I was being suffocated by her flank]]!
--> '''Rainbow:''' *falls off couch* BWWAAHAHAHAHAHA!
* PokeThePoodle: Luna's hardcore punishment for Matt is to... make him riff stories. [[spoiler: Though, this might not be the only reason he's there...]]
* StoryArc: The riffed stories themselves are generally not in any sort of coherent order(except for longer fics that require multiple episodes to complete), but episodes are laid out in a loose "season" format that follows Matt and Rainbow through a specific plot arc in each one.
* RunningGag: "Convenient excuse is convenient," and "HOW DO I USED TENSE?!"
* [[TwoGamersOnACouch Two Riffers On A Couch]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cutting Room Floor]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/cutting-room-floor.html Riffs from the Cutting Room Floor]]

'''Author:''' [=TheAuthorGl1m0=]

In a mobile ElaborateUndergroundBase, one CloudCuckoolander pony, one actually insane pony, and one human of questionable sanity sort away bad fanfics so they never see the light of day. Unfortunately, they have to do one manually every day.

Cutting Room Floor has examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: [=TheAuthorGl1m0=] appears to show hatred for past and present-tense mix-ups, certain Human in Equestria fanfics, and glaring logical fallacies. He also wears a [[NiceHat fez]], and heaven help you if you were to touch or blemish it in any way.
* DysfunctionJunction: The core CRF crew (Gl1m0, Screwball, and Screwloose ("Lucy")) are each a little bit nuts in their own way. Gl1m0 is an OCD stickler for grammar and prone to explosive fits of anger [[EnragedByIdiocy when annoyed enough by his partner]]; Screwball is a batshit-insane part-time RealityWarper that takes pleasure in causing her boss misery; and Lucy, quite simply, thinks she's a dog.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The CRF is a mobile variation of this. A bulk of its size is mainly used as storage space, while a scant few facilities support the three (now five) inhabitants.
* FlatWhat: This line from the riff of ''Oh to be Old Again''.
--> ''...'profession,' 'address,' and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick 'I hoped you liked dinner before I violated you.']] ''
--> '''Gl1m0 & Applejack''': What.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Screwball ''operates'' on this trope.
--> '''Screwball''': Itís a proven scientific fact; painting racing stripes on something makes it go faster.
--> '''Applejack''': That donít make any senseÖ
--> '''Screwball''': Precisely. [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum Thatís why it works.]]
* NiceHat: Gl1m0 likes to wear a fez, because [[MemeticMutation fezzes are cool]]. He's quite protective of it, and [[BerserkButton doesn't take kindly]] to others either touching or making fun of it.
* OnlySaneMan: When with the core CRF crew, Gl1m0 is this. When on the surface or with another co-riffer, Applejack is this.
* QuipToBlack: Parodied in Cutting Room Floor.
--> '''Gl1m0''': Heh, I guess you could say she just gave Pinkie... (puts on sunglasses) ...the cold shoulder.
--> '''Applejack''': Uh... yeeeeah?
--> '''Gl1m0''': ...You disappoint me, Applejack. (throws away glasses) I am so disappoint.
* RunningGag: Gl1m0 writing made-up words he finds in Twilight's dictionary, and responding to every sentence that asks "What's up?" with "[[IncrediblyLamePun The ceiling/sky!]]" ([[CollectiveGroan much to the other's chagrin]]).
* TheUnpronounceable: [=TheAuthorGl1m0's=] name is... difficult to speak correctly, at least to others besides himself. Though, both Pinkie and Screwball circumvent this by referring to him as [[AffectionateNickname "Glowy."]]
--> '''Gl1m0''': Well, er... I'm [=TheAuthorGl1m0=]. Gl1m0, if you wanna shorthand it.
--> '''Applejack''': Uh... who?
--> '''Gl1m0''': Gee. El. One. Em. Zero. There, got it?
--> '''Applejack''': ...Ah guess?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Game Over MST MLP]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/game-over-mst-mlp.html Game Over MST: My Little Pony]]

'''Author:''' {{Tropers/supercomputer276}}

A SpinOff of the non-pony riffs the author does, the boys from ''FanFic/GameOver'' (SC, Sparkz, Calcutta Joe, and 666) are suddenly dropped into Equestria with their portable riffing theater RV and no way back. To pass the time while trying to repair the RV and get back home, all while trying to avoid letting the locals know they're actually semi-retired supervillains, they riff stories turned into movies with SC's literature projector.

Game Over MST: My Little Pony has examples of the following tropes:

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Episode 5 focuses on SC Doll and the changeling he ran into at the end of Episode 2, Fassad.
* BerserkButton: SC abhors [[RougeAnglesOfSatin bad spelling and grammar]] in an era of free word processors and blatant contradictions of canon. He also hates {{Mary Sue}}s and {{Marty Stu}}s, though he's less prone to admitting it due to being a former one himself.
** Having multiple speakers in the same paragraph.
** SC has psychological issues with anything concerning the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality or [[WatsonianVersusDoylist anything Doylist]]. In particular, he despises the MST3KMantra itself, because AllStoriesAreRealSomewhere and it is ''never'' "just a story" ([[TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression the theory he provided]] for his {{Interdimensional Travel Device}}s to work).
*** You confuse SC with being an AuthorAvatar at your own peril. [[spoiler:He still technically ''is'', since that connection is unbreakable, but he's trying to distance himself from it.]]
** 666 takes umbrage at the suggestion he's just a fanboy of the U.S. military.
* BrutalHonesty: Sparkz is explicitly stated as having this trait in the InfoDump, though none of the operatives pull their punches when they hate a fic. They even have a "review" bit at the end of every riff where they go over everything they thought was wrong with it.
* {{Crossover}}: There is a co-riff with Draklox currently out, and ones with [=TheAuthorGl1m0=] and twow in progress.
* DeadpanSnarker: SC and 666 most prominently, but the others get their moments.
* DimensionalTraveler: The Game Over.
* DysfunctionJunction: The Game Over has very dark shades of this, mostly concerning SC and Sparkz. The former is a MadScientist whose MediumAwareness has driven him ''even more'' insane and prone to nonsensical rants if pressed too hard [[spoiler:(and that's not even getting into the SuperpoweredEvilSide [[VideoGame/MarioParty Ztar]] [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Sealed Inside a Pony-Shaped Can]] that threatens to break loose if his anger peaks)]], and the latter is misbehaving ball of id who doesn't have a filter on his thoughts and actions. 666 and Calcutta Joe are fairly normal by comparison, but the former is trying to assert he's proper military material and ''not'' a fanboy, while the latter is a speed freak that becomes extremely uncomfortable if he doesn't move enough, and that's not counting the fact that both of them are technically organic robots created by SC.
* FlatWhat: SC's [[RunningGag standard response]] to bad {{Plot Twist}}s and {{Shocking Swerve}}s is "''Excuse me, WHAT.''"
* GrumpyBear: Fassad the changeling, though given how the hive has fallen on very hard times since the Canterlot wedding, it's justifiable.
* TheGunslinger: Calcutta's still got his guns, but it's currently unknown what [[FantasyGunControl entering Equestria]] has turned them into, or even how he's going to wield them with hooves.
* InfoDump: One specifically labeled as such is presented at the beginning of the first episode to prime new readers about the histories behind the four main characters. Thankfully, it's for the most part optional and clearly set apart from the riff itself.
* InstantExpert: Averted; Calcutta Joe doesn't know how to use his new wings to fly, since he used his hovercraft outfitted with rocket jets and a [[VideoGame/MarioKart glider]] to fly previously. Sparkz and SC are able to use their magic, but Sparkz only electrical magic since it's just another form of his natural Raichu ability and SC's horn is implied to be his G.O. Wand / GO-yo which he is already proficient in casting spells with.
* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: A {{plothole}} portal, one of SC's creations, is used against the Game Over to transport them to Equestria. It's actually an important plot point that SC has lost access to the spare portals he usually keeps on his person, since his pony form doesn't have his clothes.
* LooseCanon: "Offline" entries.
** Which is interesting, as the MLP spinoff is Loose Canon to the main riffing series, which itself is Loose Canon to the main ''Game Over'' stories.
* MadScientist: SC.
** He once converted a [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Decanter of Endless Water]] into a Decanter of Endless ''Orange Juice'', which when put in a cardboard carton gave the appearance of a bottomless juicebox.
* MediumAwareness: All the Core Corps are to some degree, but it's heaviest with SC, and he's lost his mind over it; the others are only medium-aware by association.
* MorphicResonance / FisherKingdom: In a break from most other series on the archive, SC and the others become pony versions of themselves when they arrive in Equestria (except 666, who becomes a baby dragon). This is in key with how things work in their home series.
* NoodleIncident: Sparkz isn't allowed to plan parties anymore.
-->'''Sparkz:''' Aw, c'mon! ďPin the Tail on the Hostage from the S.W.A.T. TeamĒ was a ''great'' game!
* OnlySaneMan: 666 to the rest of the Game Over.
** When riffing, this is Calcutta Joe's main shtick, as he mostly questions the story's events and logic.
* PlayingWithFire: 666 retained the ability to generate fire as a baby dragon, but has to actually [[BreathWeapon breathe it]] instead of using a FingerSnapLighter.
* PlotArmor: The projector may not be as "delicate" as SC asserts it to be, given it's survived every crash the RV has gone through completely intact and functional. Though SC claims it's because he built it that soundly, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not because if it was broken,]] [[AnthropicPrinciple they wouldn't be able to riff]].
--> '''Sparkz:''' What'd you build this thing out of anyway, Nintendium?!
* RunningGag: ''Plenty.'' Some are specific to a story, others are general to the whole series.
** Sparkz coming up with definitions for typos and misplaced words so the sentence makes sense (at least out of context).
** When the fic presents a question, all four riffers will give their own humorous answer before the story reveals it, to which they respond, "Or that. That too."
** "''[[ShockingSwerve Excuse me,]] [[FlatWhat WHAT.]]''"
** Anything disappearing, exiting the scene, or escaping is trying to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere get out of the story]].
** Variants of "Does no one read these things out loud?!" [[RealitySubtext which is one of the Author's usual proofreading methods]].
** Characters doing [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] impressions (either through exhibiting brutish might or by saying "Hurry up!" which is Wario's CatchPhrase in Japan). Other impressions are less common.
*** Doing Fluttershy impressions, however, is becoming increasingly more common.
** Frustration and lampshading, especially by Sparkz, over riffing nothing but Teen-rated fics.
** "Because _____!" with the blank filled most commonly with "reasons," "logic," "[[WeirdnessCoupon Pinkie]]," and "[[MartyStu Stu]]."
* ShockAndAwe: Sparkz still has his electric powers as a unicorn, but his power level is lower than in his natural Raichu form.
** PsychoElectro: ...and he's one of the more unhinged operatives.
* ShoutOut: A key part of the humor is comparing the elements of the fic to elements from other works, mostly video games.
** Fassad has the name of a character from ''{{VideoGame/MOTHER 3}}'', which the SC Doll lampshades. The SC Doll himself is based on the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Tails Doll]].
* StealthInsult: Whenever SC explains the purpose of the projector is to turn "written literature" into a movie, Sparkz points out it also does the same to fanfiction.
* StoryArc: For whatever reason, [[spoiler:The SC Doll]] is somehow connected to why the Game Over is in Equestria.
* SuckinessIsPainful: Their RunningGag reaction to bad puns is: "Ow. '''Ow. OW.'''"
* TrappedInTVLand: The Game Over's RV theater was thrown into Equestria and their spare portals were lost, stranding them there.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Appleverse]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/the-appleverse.html The Appleverse]]

'''Author:''' Apple Bot

The Appleverse has examples of the following tropes:

* HeroicComedicSociopath: Apple Bot.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Silent Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/silent-riffs.html Silent Riffs]]

'''Author:'''The Silent Hero

Silent Riffs has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

!! Tertiary Riffverses

[[folder:G&H Read Fanfics]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/gh-read-fanfics.html Glassed & Hydkore Read Fanfics]]

'''Authors:''' Glassed and Hydkore

A pair of writers get trapped in Vault X kept in the core of Fimfiction's archives by Pinkie to sort out the worst stories in there. Unfortunately, they're all bad. Unlike others, usually they are not joined by a member of the Mane 6.

[=G&H=] Read Fanfics has examples of of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Muleicious Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/muleicous-riffs.html Muleicious Riffs]]

'''Author:''' Muleicious

Wherein Discord puts Muleicious through bad fanfics.

Muleicious Riffs has examples of the following tropes:
* EnemyMine: Discord actually accepted to riff a fic. Though he was counterbalanced by Princess!Twilight.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brony Nerd Theater 42,000]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/bnt42k.html Brony Nerd Theater 42,000]]

'''Author:''' Luigilewis889

Lewis was just an ordinary human living on Earth, until Pinkie Pie contacts him across dimensions and teleports ponies into his room for riffs. And occasionally he's teleported to Equestria himself.

[=BNT42k=] has examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: Lewis tends to be calm, but when someone mentions Friendship is Ninjas to Twilight...
** Lewis and smiley faces in stories do not mix. Unless you want Lewis to be angry.
* BrainBleach: His own specialized kind; Brain Fortifier. Oh, and he has original variety too.
* DimensionalTraveler: Due to his teleporter.
* {{Rule63}}: Pegasister Nerd Theatre 42000.
* InconvenientSummons: Adam is once summoned naked.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Lewis' study, where most of the riffs take place.
* RealityWarper: Lewis admitted to be able to influence reality.
* RunningGag: He will never say "We Got Story Sign" or the like, despite it being convention. And he will almost always reference this.
** Also, the persuasion powers from Friendship Is Ninjas keeps resurfacing.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Lewis has one.
* TrollFic: Lewis often riffs these.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sing Riffs]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/sing-riffs.html Sing Riffs]]

'''Author:''' [=MrSing=]

Life's not easy when you're a human trapped in the changeling hive and Queen Chrysalis decides to use you to discover her ultimate weapon against ponykind.

Sing Riffs has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Steventheman Presents]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/steventheman-presents.html Steventheman Presents]]

'''Author:''' [=Steventheman=]

A terrorist named Steven Theman is forced to read bad fanfics.

Steventheman Presents has examples of the following tropes:

* DoomedHometown: Wales, for Steven.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Steven hasn't had a particularly happy life.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Steven thinks he's a major threat to the Equestrian government. The Equestrian government barely know he exists.
* WeaponOfChoice: Steven's AK-12.
* ChildSoldier: Steven is a minor, yet he is fighting in a so-called "Resistance" against the Royal Sisters.
* {{Ninja}}: Surprisingly, Applejack is an avid ninja fan.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Carts' Unicorn Theater]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/carts-unicorn-theater.html Carts' Unicorn Theater]]

'''Author:''' [=CartsBeforeHorses=]

Carts' Unicorn Theater has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bitt_Player Productions]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/bitt_player-productions.html Bitt_Player Productions]]

'''Author:''' [=Bitt_Player=]

Bitt_Player Productions has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack and 'Shy Riff Fanfiction]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/jack-and-shy-riff-fanfiction.html Jack and 'Shy Riff Fanfiction]]

'''Author:''' [=FlutterJack7=]

Jack and 'Shy Riff Fanfiction has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Regi's Traveling Circus]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/regis-traveling-circus.html Regidar & Lyra's Traveling Circus]]

'''Author:''' Regidar

Regi's Traveling Circus has examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: Regi seems to be lacking one
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Regi and Lyra both have a shared troubled past, but Regi coped with it a bit better than Lyra did.
* FetishFuel: Everything is Fetish Fuel for Regi.
** He does mention at one point that abortion is one of the few things that doesn't turn him on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Regi seems to be the physical embodiment of this trope.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Quite often with Regi and Lyra.
-->Regi: Ah yes. Because when I see an attractive potential mate, I just go sniffing around her.
-->Lyra: That would explain those noises in the night.
-->Regi: WHAT? No, thatís just a runny nose! It gets cold, you know

[[/folder]]

!! Non-[=RiffVerses=] Series
These entries are not part of the Archive community's shared canon.

[[folder:Mystery Equestria Theater 3000]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/met3k.html Mystery Equestria Theater 3000]]

'''Author:''' RJ Bachler

In a series that pays closer homage to MST3k than most, but doesn't tend to be part of the main "verse" that the archive has formed, Nightmare Moon has returned and imprisoned the Mane 6 on an orbital satellite to force them through bad fanfiction.

[=MET3k=] has examples of the following tropes:
* TheFunInFuneral: In the break of "The Return of the Diamond Dogs" where Pinkie [[NeverFoundTheBody supposedly dies]], Rarity holds a funeral for her... after Pinkie left for five minutes to get a juice box. Pinkie ends up climbing into the casket herself. Also, Applejack and Rainbow Dash are watching sports on TV while there. And so is Pinkie in the casket.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Snips and Snails, Nightmare Moon's assistants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mystery Pony Theater 20,000]]
!!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/mpt20k.html Mystery Pony Theater 20,000]]

'''Hosts:''' Afro Circuit & Plot Point

A video series where a pair of people riff actual episodes of the show.

[=MPT20k=] has examples of the following tropes:
[[/folder]]

!! [[http://ponyriffs.weebly.com/other--misc.html Others / Misc Riffs]]

...and a host of others. These riffs aren't associated with any of the other series.

If a riff here is moved to a different section, please remember to move the corresponding tropes.

These riffs have examples of the following tropes:

* BerserkButton: Most -- if not ''all'' -- of the riffers have something that'll set them off.
* BrainBleach: Pretty much a staple product of the [=RiffVerse=] (and one that sees frequent use). Comes available in several convenient brands, including [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everclear_(alcohol) "Everclear."]]
* FlatWhat: A common reaction to more nonsensical story elements.
* GenderBender: During the ''Dirty Sexy Pony'' crossover riff, [[spoiler:Typewriterpony (somehow) turns Something Eight into a 'Riffing Princess', complete with wings and... ''other'' parts. Much awkwardness ([[AttractiveBentGender and flirting, courtesy of Draklox]]) ensued.]] It gets reversed in the end, though.
* GivingUpOnLogic: Minor example, as many riffers will eventually give up on the ''story's'' logic.
* OnlySaneMan
* RunningGag: Varies from series to series.
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