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Thanks for dropping by! We're glad you're here!

Now, you may be wondering: "This is a strange group... What are you people, shipping bigots?" As a matter of fact, NO!

While we do not actively support shipping, We aren't against the prospect of people shipping, either. "Not my circus, not my monkeys", as it were.

Secondly, this is not a hate group, but an alternative to find cute art of affectionate ponies NOT filled with shipping.

So, What is NOT-shipping?

First you need to know what Shipping means: Shipping, or Relation-shipping, is to put two fictional characters together as a couple, or boyfriend/girlfriend, and is incredibly popular in every fandom. For example, if someone likes "TwilightXRainbow Dash", or "Twidash", That's a shipping.

Now what I'm looking for when it comes to NOT-shipping, or non shipping, is some sort of affection between characters, which isn't explicitly or implicitly stated by the author as shipping. Such examples are comfort, tender loving care, hugs, wing hugs, hape (hugging without consent), cuddles, using the same bed ('cause that's cute), Affectionate licking, Little pecks on the nose, forehead and/or cheek, ponies riding ponies, Brushie brushie,
You name it, as long as the artist doesn't explicitly or implicitly ship it.

Now, what if you find a post with conflicting group names? Well, while we do know that many artists support shipping, and have a favorite pairing, They also frequently leave it open to interpretation of others. We simply interpret it as NOT shipping.

Submission guidelines:

You may NOT post...
-Cannon pairings (That includes Shining x Cadance)
-Non-cannon pairings (If it ain't cannon, it can't be posted!)
-Any pairings whatsoever. At all.
-Ponies kissing mouth to mouth. We refuse to take that risk.
-Ponies engaging in sexual intercourse. That's a big no-no
-Anything where the author says it's a pairing, or says they love the pairing depicted in the picture.
-Anything without any sort of affection whatsoever.

You MAY post...
-Friendshipping, which is different from shipping, as it has no romance involved at all.
-Group cuddling
-Group hugging
-Kissing, even if there's a pairing group, if the author does not mention it as a pairing.
-Ponies licking ponies, even if there's a pairing group, if the author does not mention it as a pairing.
-Ponies sharing a bed, even if there's a pairing group, if the author does not mention it as a pairing.
-General affection, (See previous three.)

Full size icon picture:
NOT-shipping-ponies: group picture by Daaberlicious

Group Info

We at "NOT-Shipping-Ponies" are dedicated to the mission of finding Fanart of My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic, Which shows affectionate ponies, without any sort of shipping.

At "NOT-Shipping-Ponies", We understand how our fellow bronies click left and right and are always finding a pairing, cracked or not, around the corner. Trust us, we have always had the same problem.
Founded 4 Years ago
Apr 13, 2013


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Warm Night Guardian by firefanatic
Fluttershy Simulator by doubleWbrothers
Sweet Like Apple Pie by ThreeTwoGetReady
We're all in it together by BlitzPony
All-Time Favorites
Tank Just Got 20% Cooler by SubstantiallyUseless
hugs and hug related things
Celestia and the tiny ponies by Heir-of-Rick
Ponka Purr Commission by CaptainPudgeMuffin
Sunset Lullaby by dSana
The gift of Maud by JaneCanvas
Cuddles and sharing a bed
Best of Friends by TheFriendlyElephant
Together With You ~ Commission by PonyEcho
Weekly art#71 Luna Fluttershy good night rerendere by HowXu
[Commission] Spike and the Royal Sisters by dSana
Bedtime assistance and bedtime stories
Reading Session by dSana
Even so is a good friendship by Halem1991
[Lumic4]-Light- Princess Cadence and Flurry Heart by Light262
Gem Pony is Tired by LateCustomer
Kisses Between Friends and Family
I don't know why? by Halem1991
Day in the Lives of the Royal Sisters 09 by mysticalpha
Taste like fish by Halem1991
Diamond Dust and the unicorn by firefanatic
Vectors and Bases
Luna and celestia by Brunursus
Big Rocks and Little Apples by Squipy-Cheetah
Friends Hanging Out by Squipy-Cheetah
Forgiveness For A Friend by Squipy-Cheetah
Comfort and tender loving care
Look around by Halem1991
Storybook Heartbreak ~ Commission by PonyEcho
Her Missing Link by Squipy-Cheetah
[Commission] Spike's Comfort by dSana
Doodles and Sketches
Rainbow dash with Siwy Oc in the space by fajnyziomal
Them lil' ponies by VirtualSketcher
Celestia-Luna 'Sisterly' Sketch by DfectiveDvice
mlp fim:hugging ya by dyuha
Pony stacks
ScootDash Commission by CaptainPudgeMuffin
Autumn apples by Halem1991
Junaid Zahir Duad And Fizzle by Chickenwhite
Having a Ball by AssasinMonkey
Accessories and accessory swaps
Cute Sisters Forever by ShutterflyEQD
Sheltering and protecting
Look around by Halem1991
Nuzzles and Nose Boops
Royal Business by JAEneth
Hygiene and massaging
Brushable Manes by TheFriendlyElephant
Other platonic affection
Ticklish Scootaloo by ShutterflyEQD
Hello to all the N-shippers! Firefanatic here. Of everyone who's submitted here, I'd like to hear from you two things:

-what sort of membership do you have with our site, and--

-of the available folders, which ones are you capable of submitting art to?

I've been having some trouble with getting all the permissions correct, so I'd like some feedback, because founders are automatically allowed to submit things to any folder.

Thanks for your time!
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the request :D
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist
This group is perfect :D
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad your manifesto specifies that this isn't a hate group (the title worried me for a little bit there). :) I'm also glad that you wanted to display some of my art: Thank you! :D
firefanatic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't let my opinions affect a non-biased group. And you're welcome!
Ninetailsofawesome Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! We just enjoy simple, plantonic affection between ponies.
TheFriendlyElephant Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Thanks for adding lots of my arts to your gallery! It is much appreciated! 
firefanatic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem at all!
oak-tail Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome :) it has always struck me as odd how often a close friendship is thought to be romantic in a fandom that, more than anything else, values friendship.
firefanatic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I could please, and thanks for the watch!
Ninetailsofawesome Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? The shipping base is incredible.
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