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Her car's a mess, and so is her life. What better way to start making sense of the cruel world than to take the city bus? Octavia is in for a bumpy ride as she journals her observations and feelings about using the Equestrian Transit System. What will she discover? Only one way to find out!

First Published
3rd Apr 2012
Last Modified
15th Jul 2012

Well this is very interesting. Definitely hasn't been done before... :pinkiesmile:

Looking forward to seeing more.   :twilightsmile:

I always love reading journal-centric stories like this, and I haven't seen such a concept used in the mlp fandom yet. Really looking forward to what's gonna come next :pinkiehappy:

Pretty interesting, actually. I like it. Tracked.

Is Vinyl in this?

I'll read it later at home anyways ( on ipod at college now)

Edit: Woah!  I like this well intentioned yet troubled version of Octavia.  Usually she is portrayed as overconfident and has it all together except for social areas. A fresh take is very welcomed!

You have officially caught my interest. Tracking amd favoriting.:pinkiehappy:

This is going to be good.:rainbowdetermined2:

My body is ready.:moustache:

You've caught my interest.

I really like this. Tracking, definitely. Send this in to EqD!

Before reading:

I laughed when I first saw the title. Somehow a fanfic titled "Octavia Takes The Bus" seemed hilarious to me.

After reading:

I try to avoid favoriting too much fics, but I think this is worth it, even if it's not comedy, my favorite genre. In one word: intrigued. Go on, dear Sir.  :moustache:

>>402471>>402487>>402540>>402565>>402576>>402624>>402658>>402794>>404061>>404726

Oh...my. So many bronies like this...eep:fluttershyouch:

No but seriously. Oh gosh! Thank you all for your kind words! This fic is definitely fun to write and I'm so glad you're all enjoying it! It makes me so happy:twilightsmile:

I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy this. Can't wait for more :rainbowkiss:

#13 · 140w, 5d ago · 2 · · April 4 ·

Dear god, this is excellent.

You sir deserve a brownie.

#14 · 140w, 5d ago · · 1 · April 4 ·

I'm telling you, get this on EqD! It deserves more views than it has!

Loving it so far!

#15 · 140w, 5d ago · 1 · · April 4 ·

I wasn't sure what to expect after the first chapter. Maybe just some of Octavia's nervousness with comical interruptions of her writing.

This went above and beyond my expectations. I can't wait to see more.

#16 · 140w, 5d ago · · 1 · April 4 ·

>>436153

I would like nothing more! However, I also know that for multi-parters, they want at least a few parts completed before it gets sent in. So I will comply with their commands.

I am so glad you're enjoying it! :twilightsmile:

#17 · 140w, 5d ago · 1 · · April 4 ·

I really liked the Introduction chapter so I already held high hopes, but this chapter turned out to be far better than what I could possibly imagine.

Brilliant work. :moustache:

I'm eager to see how you are going to continue from here.

#18 · 140w, 4d ago · · · April 4 ·

Omg must know what's wrong with Lyra. She's going to be ok right? You're going to make me worry about her. QQQQQQQQQ.

#19 · 140w, 3d ago · · · April 4 ·

Finally have the time to read a new chapter! I also had to wait almost half an hour today in a bus stop, just like our hero here. Delicious irony.

This writing is certainly unique, even if the concept of ponies having internet somehow feels a bit off to me. Also, I still can't decide if I like this kind of Celestia. Regardless, I love hypocrite Octavia! She most certainly doesn't have any prejudices. :scootangel:

There are two things I'd like to mention, however: first, at the part where Octavia's talking with Twilight on the bus, a few sentences are in present tense, while the others are in past. I'm not a native English speaker, so maybe I'm wrong, but this seems kinda fishy to me.

And second, at the end of the first half of the fic, you, or rather, Octavia, uses the name "Lyra", even though she shouldn't know it. She always referred her earlier as "green unicorn" and the like.

#20 · 139w, 3d ago · · · April 6 ·

Apple Bloom and Lyra???? You monster!!!

#21 · 139w, 3d ago · · · April 6 ·

Is it bad I'm more concerned with Octavia's opinion on the bus than Apple Bloom? I really hope she learns to love it!

#22 · 139w, 3d ago · · · April 6 ·

Damn yo, this story be ballin'!

Now use drunk and high ponies.

#23 · 139w, 2d ago · · · April 6 ·

>>472633

:fluttercry:.........YOU"RE GOING TO LOVE ME!! :flutterrage:

:derpytongue2:

>>474527

I don't know. Have you seen those stains? :pinkiegasp:

>>474568

I'm like Lebron up in this b*itch. I BRING DA HEAT!!!:moustache:

:rainbowlaugh:

#24 · 138w, 1d ago · · · April 8 ·

Yay! Finally a Vinyl cameo!:pinkiehappy:

And the whole pinkie incident was hilariously awesome.

#25 · 138w, 1d ago · · · April 8 ·

As far as my thoughts on this fic go you receive this: *blink* *blink* Did I read this or think it? No... I did read it... but I also saw it. *brain explodes*

#26 · 138w, 1d ago · · · April 8 ·

i love this it sounds like how my headcannon octy would sound

#27 · 138w, 21h ago · · · April 8 ·

I was wondering when Vinyl would show up, and it was a pretty interesting scene, keep it up!

#28 · 138w, 1h ago · · · April 8 ·

Aww, what happened to the old cover art?

#29 · 137w, 5d ago · · · April 8 ·

GOD DAMN IT ALL I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH :pinkiehappy:

#30 · 137w, 5d ago · · · April 8 ·

>>530218

And!! You'll be happy to know I finally submitted it to EqD! Here's to hoping it'll get featured on their site :twilightsheepish:

And as far as the cover art image goes...I don't know. I thought the old one was kinda ghettolicious. Still hoping some gracious artist wouldn't mind taking time outta their busy day to draw up a nice little cover image for little old me :pinkiesmile:

Powerful chapter. I just feel so badly for Octavia here.

Damn... When she lit that match, I was sort of hoping Octavia was goin to burn the building down.

Some ponies just want to watch the world burn.

No wonder Octy is so fucked up because there isn't a word strong enough to describe how much of a bitch her mother is.

I am now forever glad I checked this story out, its truly a fantastic piece.

If I am ever asked for a fantastic fic or great unkown one, I shall recommended this. You should submit this to EqD, Im sure it will have no trouble passing.

Truly fantastic update.

Such beauty, such grace in her old age (a total maniacal freak if you ask me), Ah Octavia, your mother we love (hate):scootangel: the most.

Halfway through and...  wow.  

My goodness this is fantastic! Please keep writing it, it's wonderful!

#37 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 4 ·

what I could glean from the way Lyra’s mouth revealed

Octavia suddenly knows Lyra's name?  

Edit: Oh.  Above already noted it.  

>>549619

Hmm...maybe she caught sight of it on the prescription? Or just assumed it since she does have a Lyre as a cutie mark? Or maybe the author just made a boo boo :twilightblush:

Well, the intro caught my attention!

I'll be back to continue as soon as time allows.

Oh sweet Princess Celestia.

"The intricate design of hard metal parts sent the cellist’s mind into a confused daze and ultimately a frustrated attempt to make sense of her troubles."

"cellist"

cellist

:pinkiesick: :twilightangry2:

cello

:twilightangry2:

Otherwise, looking forward to the next chapter.

#42 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 4 ·

Woah, I'm starting to like this!

#43 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 4 ·

I hope you make Octavia checking in on the aftermath of Twilight's confrontation with Celestia a future chapter

#44 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 6 ·

Nice how each encounter teaches Octavia something :pinkiesmile:

Holy Christ, dude...that's really the best I can offer to you right now. That, and a track.

#46 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 8 ·

This is such a great chapter. I loved Vinyl's take on music here; it seems like every fic she's in she always has some sort of mind-blowing philosophy that resonates with every reader that forms the audience. ^^

Also, Pinkie "Best Pony" Pie got a scene. Huzzah! :pinkiehappy:

I take the bus most mornings to school. I'm sure Octy'll be fine! :pinkiehappy:

I delve into Fimfiction hunting for pieces that make me feel. Truly, it is not the destination that matters as much as the journey, and this piece is touching on several levels. You've taken the one dimensional snobbery of Octavia and evolved her into not only someone we sympathise for, but can relate to. I was not expecting this from a story about Tavi on a bus, or I would not have started reading until it was complete. Now I have to fret about Twi, Applebloom and Tavi until your next update.:pinkiehappy: Thank you for the wonderful read.

Poor Frederic. I didn't used to hate his miserable guts.

#49 · 137w, 1d ago · · · April 6 ·

Wow. This has taken a turn for the serious. At first I thought it'd be silly stories about odd encounters with public transport goers. But this has such a deep and complex level of backstory, one that I did not expect in the slightest.

My one query is how Octavia came to learn Lyra's name? I don't recall it being mentioned. Maybe she learned it in a way not mentioned in the "journaling" that she does. Do you have an explanation?

Now this is quite intriguing...I admit, the story isn't what I expected reading the intro, but that doesn't mean it isn't interesting. I enjoy stories like this that deal really in-depth with character and psychology; in fact, this story reminds me of some movies I really liked.

And as someone who regularly takes the bus, I'm sure Octavia will be just fine. :raritywink:

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