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  • E VinylTavia Miscellania

    A collection of short stories based on the Allegrezza continuum
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  • E Equestria War Z

    Max Brooks inspired zombie ponies.
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  • T A Dawn Over Midnight

    The Luminaries are a secretive order forged in the millenia long lost. Their mission is to turn back the horrors and entities that would prey upon Equestria without their warding light, dawning a new age for ponykind.
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  • 22w, 3d
    Dat Finale Tho

    Wow, it's been three weeks already since I last updated. Damn life.

    I'm most of the way through writing Chapter Two of Dawn Over Midnight, but after watching the season finale it will likely be delayed. I had a load of headcanon set up with the way magic works in Equestria, and how it would tie into the story and the nature of the Luminaries. Of course, with all the magical revelations in the two-parter, a lot of that headcanon has gone out the window and I think I'll need to rewrite plans slightly to suit.

    As far as the finale? IMO, best one yet. Season 2's was great when Chrysalis hit the scene, and This Day Aria was an awesome song, but this finale really felt excellently paced, escalated somewhat believably, and that villain was a pretty badass design while being a fun callback to Ye Olde Pone. Not to mention a damned good action sequence and some cool canon revelations into Alicorn magic and such.

    Hopefully I'll have Chapter Two out in the coming weeks. I never promised the releases would be rapid, but they will happen, I promise!

    5 comments · 130 views
  • 25w, 1d
    What Is The Measure of the Common Man?

    It's been a while, hasn't it? Boy, things have been crazy in the two years since finishing Allegrezza. The one thing that has eluded me during this time has been inspiration, a world to build and characters to populate it with. Even expanding beyond ponies, it's been difficult to get the ball rolling and begin building worlds as I once loved to.

    Hopefully now I can get it going with a new story! A Dawn Over Midnight won't be a Shipping/Romance story, I'm afraid, but as before, it may end up being one of many concurrent stories. I'm aiming for it to be character-centric, fairly large in scale, and focused more on intrigue and world building to get me back into it.

    I currently do not have it uploaded to FiMFiction yet, as I still have to make minor tweaks and read up on what the new rules 'n' regs are for uploading. For those looking for an 'early adopters' preview, hit my DeviantArt below!

    DeviantArt, ho!

    Also, I read my first MLP fiction in over two years! I'd promised this author long ago that I'd read this story, but I only recently got around to it, (sorry!)

    It is, of course, the excellent University Days. I recommend it to anyone who's still a fan of VinylTavia. It's not easy for me to say, even with two years of estrangement to soften the blow, but I personally feel this tale develops the couple more fluidly, realistically and believably than my fun-but-contrived story. If you haven't read it, read it now. I burned through it in one night it was that god-damned addictively adorable!

    University Days

    I'd like to say one, last thing. I am so sorry for buggering off for two years, but real life got pretty intense - still is at times - and removing the commitment of writing made for a good break. Hopefully, with two years in which I feel I've lived ten behind me now, I can write better and more engaging stories that will eclipse what came before.

    12 comments · 176 views
  • 49w, 6d
    Why Do The Tumbleweeds Roam?

    Alarmingly, I had a comment on one of my stories that was worried I had died. Just like to say that, as of right now, I am currently alive.

    As far as the situation with fan writing goes, I am ever off-and-on with it, and right now I'm having a period that feels like the final shutdown. I'm sorry to those hoping for new writing, but simply put I don't have much love for pony anymore, nor as much free time as I'd like.

    Personally, the love for pony began to drop as the show itself began to, at least in my eyes. Season 2 ended on a worryingly marketing-happy note, and then Season 3 was...well, bland. Very little memorable things happened, not like my personal highlights of 1 and 2. More and more I noticed things that were obviously toy lines seeding in. Crystal ponies, golden glitter dust, etc, etc. More and more it felt like the creativity of the show's creators was being stolen away, and Hasbro was squandering a rare piece of quality in their lineup.

    This sort of had a knock-on effect with bronydom. Many of the people I regularly chatted to left the fandom, wandering away into separate avenues of life. It's a part of life, understandable, but without the familiar writers, artists and musicians to bounce ideas off, yet another segment of my inspiration well was closed off.  The ones I do still chat with are of the same mind as me, for the most part. Season 4 will be something to look into, not excitedly await. An idle watch when I next get free time, not an event I'll make time to see live, as I did with Season 2. Working weekdays makes my weekends a miasma of appointments, meetups and other nonsense that make squeezing time to think of writing ideas - let alone put them to digital paper - near impossible.

    However, I'm fortunate in that despite going incognito for a year, people still regularly post here, in bits and pieces. Allegrezza seems to have been an unwittingly good thing, and I had fun writing it. Sure, Octavia has an official surname, others have written the story now, and hopefully better. I had hoped my writings would be succeeded, then forgotten, and for the most part they have.

    To the two camps, I'd say this. If you still believe my writing is excellent, then please share it. I imagine you've already prodded friends and spoke about it, but if not, bring it up, nudge them towards the first chapter, and see how it goes.

    To the others, I ask this. If you feel my writing has been surpassed, then please, link me your favourite stories. I'd like to read more, but bronydom has moved so far that I don't know what names to look for or what to find. Light hearted rom-coms are ever a favourite, as you may be able to tell.

    Why do I ask this? Because I was never more productive than when I had people complimenting and critiquing my work, even as I read fics I admired, and aimed to at least match them. I feel that if I've got any chance of really getting back into bronydom, into pony, and most of all, into writing, then it is with this.

    So, bronies, fire away.

    16 comments · 297 views
  • 106w, 6d
    New Stories Up Soon

    I say "new." I'm uploading a trio of short stories to here, that were based on the Allegrezza canon. Until now, they have solely existed on my DeviantArt, but I felt that it would be nice to make them known here.

    This includes Very Merry VinylTavia Christmas, an admittedly quite sappy story written for my fans on Christmas '11. Last Friday Night, a rather risqué piece involving a more intimate moment between the two, and A Canterlot Haunting, which is a piece I wrote for a friend's birthday today.

    I hope people will enjoy these little ditties. As far as a tangible sequel to Allegrezza, I am still weighing up story ideas, and thinking up ways to make an engaging story. Potentially with a core conflict, as that was the main critique levelled at Allegrezza.

    Anyway, have fun, and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section! Hopefully they will pass through the admission process soon, ready for reading!

    19 comments · 276 views
  • 153w, 18h
    Welp, That's It.

    Allegrezza is officially up-to-date on this site now. You guys'll have to wait for new updates same as the Equestria Daily readers.

    Readers on my DeviantArt are still going to get the half-chapterly updates as opposed to the full-chapterly updates available elsewhere. They've already got the first half of the next one.

    Probably going to start uploading my other fics onto here soon, until Allegrezza is updated again. I'm aiming to have it out in the next couple of days.

    3 comments · 149 views
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Octavia is a high-class pony. Fine alcohol is her wont, and uncouthness her intense chagrin. Such is her surprise to find herself lumbered with an insufferable oaf of a DJ pony. However, sometimes these situations work themselves into a satisfactory ultimatum all the same.

First Published
5th Nov 2011
Last Modified
11th Feb 2012
#1 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

Love the amount of detail!

#2 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

ooo i cant wait for the rest of em to post :derpytongue2:

#3 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

OH SHIT SON

NOW IT'LL BE EASIER TO FOLLOW THAN HAVING AN EQD BOOKMARK :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

hey finally ya got it on here lol

#5 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

finally :yay:

#6 · 154w, 3d ago · 1 · · Concerto Uno ·

You have no idea how painful the UI on here is to work with. D:

I being but a poor brony, have only my fics, which I spread out before me. Tread softly, because you're treading on my fics.

knighty
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#7 · 154w, 3d ago · 1 · · Concerto Uno ·

>>25443 If you need help with something just PM me.

#8 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

i did ofer to host it for you in hopes to ease your stress but o well you got it on here hopefully with out to much stress.

#9 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

>>25437>>25439 I agree, UQD is great but fics are easier to track here.  Especially after long hiatus.

#10 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

>>25437>>25439 I agree, EQD is great but fics are easier to track here.  Especially after long hiatus.

:derpytongue2: I derp :derpyderp2:

#11 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

>>25437>>25439 I agree, EQD is great but fics are easier to track here.  Especially after long hiatus.

:derpytongue2: I derp :derpyderp2:

#12 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

WHAT!? 4.8!? Who here did not give a 5 star rating???

#13 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

^ It was Steve.

#14 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Right, I remember seeing the comic-version of this a while back. Never did get around to reading the actual story though. Might as well do it here; it's pretty decent so far.

#15 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

>>25869 Apparently only one person. I gave it a five star. But then i saw your comment. I went to see what would happen if I gave it the lowest score, ti went down 0.1 stars. Of course I put it back to five after wards. Can't wait to see the rest. :)

#16 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Allegrezza? Here? WOO!:pinkiehappy:

#17 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

>>25927

YES, my exact same thought. I love this fic and it's spinoff in spirit "Two's company, three's a crowd".

The Octy-Vinyl-pairing is just too awesome to be anything less than epic.

Please kind Sir CoffeeGrunt, continue updating here as frequently as on your DeviantArt-Page. I sadly forget to check it as often as I do FimFiction.

#18 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Uno ·

when i 11 coming out (i shit i said it!)

#19 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Chapter Eleven is half-done. I'm gunna do a chapter a day on here until I catch up.

Eleven will be on DA at some point during the week, depends how lucky I am in finding free time.

#20 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

LOL this is really good an funny, its so good to see a story that starts off in a realistic way, and not rushing the love.

“Why’s that...Octy?”

“I’m holding the marrow knife. Don’t tempt me.”

that's was great I woke up the baby laughing at that one good work

:twilightblush::rainbowkiss:

#21 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

What is it with all these Octavia/Vinyl Scatch fics lately?

Not that I'm complaining, of course. :twilightsheepish:

#22 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

>>26207 this one is actiually kinda old ish, its up to chapter 10 in google dox form. link here.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-allegrezza.html

:trollestia: now you will have to wait for 11 like me Muahahahahhahahahha

#23 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

what he said ^^^^^:derpytongue2:

#24 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Very good story. I do have one question though, is marrow an actual vegetable or did you make it up? Because I keep imagining them chewing on bones.

#25 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

>>26268

Gahhh...

Well, there goes my next hour or two of sleep.

#26 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Nice.  I always did like this story.  Hopefully the rest of the chapters come here as well.

#27 · 154w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 · Concerto Due ·

Allegrezza is a prime example of how to write a perfect fanfic. Superb in every respect. A solid 5 stars from me, ofc :).

#28 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Due ·

Dat Gazeboed reference :rainbowlaugh:

#29 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Man, I remember reading this on DA haha

#30 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

The Doctor: * affronted, adjusts bowtie* Bowties are cool.

Everyone else: *deadpan* No, they're not.

#31 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Can't wait for you to sync up DA and FF.

There is only so much time you can cill with Spin-Offs like "Two's Company..."

Which is really awesome btw.

#32 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Octavia+Vinyl is the best pairing imho :raritywink::raritywink:

#33 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

SOOO CUTE!!!!

:twilightblush::rainbowkiss:

#34 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

>>26024 this came befor 2 compony and 3s a crowd....

#35 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

I counted two referances... Nice work getting them in! I like this story, not jumping straight into the deep end. Continue!

#37 · 154w, 1d ago · 2 · · Concerto Tre ·

At that moment, somewhere in Equestria, a brown earth pony with an hourglass cutie mark sneezed.

#38 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

At least she doesn't wear a Fez.

#40 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Many thanks for uploading this here! In thanks I made you a cupcake, but Pinkie Pie eated it. :(

#41 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Yay story told day by day, like in newspapers from sixties!

#42 · 154w, 1d ago · · 1 · Concerto Uno ·

The pegasus of course was having none of it, at least not until the pink one planted a kiss on her cheek, causing the pegasus’ wings to burst from her back,  o-o are you saying pinkie pie is a lesb? i agree with rainbow dash but its hard to picture pinkie also as one:rainbowderp:

#43 · 154w, 20h ago · · · Concerto Tre ·

Fucking A this, Also Octavia the whiskey drinker is now best pony :heart:

#44 · 154w, 19h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

superb as always

#45 · 154w, 18h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

I loved the reference to that featured meme on my little brony. Also a nice addition to your story. Any chance we get a copy of the notepad?

:pinkiehappy: :raritystarry: :pinkiesad2:

#47 · 154w, 17h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

>>27641

I don't get what you mean. What meme and what notepad? :S

#48 · 154w, 17h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

MY fanfiction is not SICK!  :twilightangry2::twilightangry2:

Loved the chapter, and not the barcolt put the Idea in there head LOL good work

#49 · 154w, 17h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

Far and above the average (love?) fic, do keep it up!

#50 · 154w, 17h ago · · · Concerto Quattro ·

One of my favorite fics :pinkiehappy: . Vinyl's chill, laid-back personality makes her the perfect foil for Octavia's uptight perfectionism :yay: .

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