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That Awesome Brony Guy

Joined March 2012
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just a guy. who likes ponies. And decided to write some stuff about things with said ponies.

CONCEPT MADE. MIND. BLOWN.

Stories (1)

  • Hooves And Dials
    The life of Vinyl Scratch is not very well known... What sort of life does she REALLY have?

    16,475 words · 3,303 views · 92 likes · 11 dislikes

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Vinyl scratch isn't always spinning records at parties. She has a more settled down life than most people think! As Vinyl works at her day job at 105.3 FM "The Horn", she finds lost love, meets new people and goes back to her record spinning roots! But when all is said and done, who will she end up with?

-I'd like to thank DawnFade and Frozenpyro for being my pre-readers and editors!

-the cover image was made by yours truly from an amazing vector, one of which I couldn't find the creator of until now! I'd like to thank mkovic.deviantart.com for the vector! My apologies for not finding the person to credit sooner.

First Published
7th Mar 2012
Last Modified
2nd Jun 2012

Comments ( 63 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

cool. please continue

#2 · Chapter 1 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

I like how this is beginning, keep up the good work!

As far as critique goes, though, I must bring up how you have a lot of your text in massive blocks.  Normally, you begin a new paragraph each time a new idea begins OR somebody new speaks (i.e. Octavia speaks, new paragraph, then Skippy's reply is another new paragraph).  But other than my being a grammar Nazi, I have no problems with this story so far. :pinkiesmile:

#3 · Chapter 1 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

Nice start to the story. Good characterisation and writing style.

Just a few minor spelling and grammatical errors that I spotted but otherwise excellant

I like that you have given your own spin to the characters, not sticking to the usual fandom stuff and I'm looking forward to seeing where this leads

#4 · Chapter 2 · 110w, 11h ago · · ·

"I turned my head to see Pinkie Pie next to me in bed."

Oh...my...:twilightoops:  *Now wondering what 'not anything bad' entails*

Anyways, keep up the story, I'm liking it!

#5 · Chapter 2 · 109w, 5d ago · · ·

This is starting to get interesting. Looking forward to some more.

#6 · Chapter 2 · 107w, 5d ago · · ·

I am loving this can't wait for more:derpytongue2:

#7 · Chapter 1 · 107w, 5d ago · · ·

Looking good so far *Watched and Tracked*

#8 · Chapter 2 · 107w, 5d ago · · ·

I'm enjoying the nice plot Arch that's building. Keep up the good work!

#9 · Chapter 2 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

Octascratch? Yes please. Excellent stuff so far, looking forward to reading your next installment - don't keep us waiting too long! :pinkiehappy:

#10 · Chapter 2 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

Very good so far :D my only complaint would be that it felt a bit too rushed towards the end of this chapter.

#11 · Chapter 2 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

>>370997

I agree, but a prolonged bar scene would've made for a long and possibly boring ending.

Wish I had done it anyway though!

#12 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

Oh my goodness, this is sooo  worth the wait.

My face: :pinkiehappy: YES UPDATE


Random Quote: SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...

- Space Core from Portal 2

#13 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow, I was not expecting that xD keep up the great work! :pinkiecrazy:

#14 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

I really like the story. Keep them coming.:twilightsmile:

Also is there another story of Vinyl & Octavia about their past. I am very curious of their past together and how they split up.

#15 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

Hm. Seemed initially interesting, but it's gotten plain confusing at this point, I feel :derpytongue2:

#16 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

>>373733

No other story from me about their past... Just... Wait... :pinkiecrazy:

#17 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

>>373783

I'm going to pull a page from the Microsoft support center and say try reading the end of chapter 2 again and then look at chapter 3. If the problem persists then repeat step 2.

Obviously I don't mean that (too) seriously :raritywink: BUT I do agree that I took a few sharp turns in chapter 3...

#18 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh I got the flow from 2 to 3 just fine, but within chapter 3 it just seems to go utterly mad, very (too) quickly... I'd suggest maybe expanding a few of the scenes or something to let you stew in them a bit longer, have less confusion when switching around :)

#19 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

>>374185

I do agree... And I had a few ideas That would extend each scene, but it would've been about 6K words! I'm still finding a balance in word count and detail...

#20 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

Word count is unimportant. Or rather, more IS better (short of getting waaaaaaaay too floral with descriptions). But you want to describe the events, show them, expand on them if they need to be longer than what you have. So don't worry about a long chapter, really. People will read it even if it's long :)  if it's too short... there's a chance less will read.

#21 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

>>374294

Hmmmm...

I like that :pinkiegasp: time to write more chapter 4 and see how it comes out with more detail...

#22 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

>>374386

Well, I'd advise against that and possibly reworking chapter 3 first. For me, at least, it's where I lost track of the fic... and if I lose track, I tend to lose interest in it. I love me some Octascratch, so seeing that happen is not good :P

With a bit of work, chapter 3 will be far more... legible is too strong a word but you get the idea. After that, chapter 4 can flow from there :)

#23 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

really? Vinyl..

If that was me, i'd tell Octavia to fuck off. She dumped Vinyl, right? She has no right to be mad at Vinyl moving on.

#24 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

so amazing! Please update soon! But I do have agree about the confusing parts, but after re-reading understood a lot better. Also, I read this whole thing three times, I love it that much.

#25 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

With the first two chapters, I was not too sure of my opinion of this fic. Things are coming along nicely however, and I am excited to watch them develop :derpytongue2:

On an emotional note, Octavia is my favorite pony, and watching her pain and frustration from Vinyl's point of view is heart wrenching :pinkiesad2:

#26 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 3d ago · · ·

I wish i could say my life has never been like that.... But sadly no. I have a profound understanding of what Vinyl is going through... Wanting only to make right what you have wronged... But only ever seeming to make things worse... much much worse... And her reaction to making it worse is the same as mine too. I quickly become tired... and fall asleep crying.

Gotta say I'm enjoying your story so far. I'll keep an eye on it and watch this story as it progresses. I hope Vinyl catches a break before life breaks her.

#27 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 2d ago · · ·

>>374496Maybe she never actually moved on?

#28 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 2d ago · · ·

>>379886

The plot thickens...

#29 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 2d ago · · ·

>>379955http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhMvKv4GX5U

#30 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 2d ago · · ·

>>379886

well, Octavia must think she has, kissing Pinkie and whatnot.

#31 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 9h ago · 1 · ·

Really like it but please leave out the fanon creepy Pinkie stereotype in future.

It just felt out of place and disturbing. Don't go for cheap 'gags' like that.

But otherwise I can't wait for more and to solve the mystery of Octavia's strange actions.

#32 · Chapter 4 · 106w, 4d ago · · ·

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU! I've been waiting for this story!

#33 · Chapter 4 · 106w, 4d ago · · ·

Nice one!:rainbowlaugh:

#34 · Chapter 4 · 106w, 4d ago · · ·

>>398577

Don't worry. The real chapter 4 is coming out in less than 12 hours!

Just keep twitching in the corner...

#35 · Chapter 4 · 106w, 4d ago · · ·

>>398836

yes*twitch* the corner....hehehe:pinkiecrazy:

#36 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

great job with the chapter, your writing [and a shout out to the editors] keeps getting better with each chapter. Don't take too long on the next chapter, i'm intrested now.:derpytongue2:

#37 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

I don't know what is going on this story and I'm okay with it. :rainbowhuh: I hope it doesn't get too much more ridiculous. That would be overwhelming.

#38 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

ill be waiting on monday :pinkiecrazy: love this story... keeps getting better!

#39 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

>>408864

Eeyup.avi :eeyup:

#40 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

You jerk. First you promise me 'less then 12 hours' then go and make it longer. Here. I quote 'Don't worry. The real chapter 4 is coming out in less than 12 hours!

Just keep twitching in the corner...'

and this was posted ' Posted 2 days, 10 hours ago

then you have the gall to cut off like this! UGH! and then that WAIT TILL MONDAY!?

UGH

#41 · Chapter 5 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

>>409906

firstly- I blame college. And moving my servers (I do massive nerd stuff with huge computer hardware)

and to that second part...

:trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia::trollestia:

#42 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

I saw a rather dashing lavender mare rush up next to me, “Vinyl Scratch, how have you been?”

I turned around to see who it was. “Hey Twilight! Wow, last time I saw you was when your friends tore up the Royal Palace!”

So, she saw her rush up to her, yet she had to turn around to see who it was? That was the only thing that bothered me a bit, but other than that, I'm looking forward to reading the rest. :twilightsmile:

#43 · Chapter 5 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

Arggggg, why does everypony but Octy want Vinyl's plot. And why does Vinyl make such bad choices. Arrrggg. And what really caused the breakup.....

Arrrggggg

#44 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 6d ago · · ·

>>421576

I rely on people like you to help me out when myself and my pre-readers & editors goof a bit.

Thanks! The edit has been made :twilightsheepish:

#45 · Chapter 5 · 105w, 5d ago · · ·

>>424705

Always glad to help out. :twilightsmile:

#46 · Chapter 5 · 102w, 3d ago · · ·

*reads that next chapter would be posted next Monday*

brooooo, please continue ;w;

#47 · Chapter 5 · 101w, 6d ago · · ·

>>530786

HA. Don't worry I plan to. Finals and work (and fun work that involved concerts and lasers) has bogged me down recently but I have chapter 5 about half way done...

Don't worry, I don't think this story is even half way done!

#48 · Chapter 6 · 98w, 2h ago · · ·

Your fic's going in the featured box. Yes, it is.

Anyway, it's awesome!

#49 · Chapter 6 · 98w, 55m ago · · ·

Twilight why...:trixieshiftleft:

#50 · Chapter 6 · 97w, 6d ago · · ·

The wait was definitely worth it.:yay:

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