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JohnPerry

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  • You Only Live Twice
    Secret agents Vinyl and Octavia reunite to tackle a threat to Canterlot.

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One is a cellist playing at Canterlot's most elite parties. The other is a DJ-for-hire looking to make the big time. Both are secret agents. And together they'll team up to take down a powerful baked goods cartel.

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Now with theme music, courtesy of The L-Train!

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Proofread by the fantastic RTStephens. The cover image is courtesy of Gen-Jack-Oneill on deviantART, who graciously gave me permission for its use.

First Published
10th Aug 2012
Last Modified
14th Sep 2012

Comments ( 198 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

I see a reference to that old Life cereal commercial in there.

Good job with this. Didn't notice any errors.

#2 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 6d ago · · ·

Hurray! This is turning out to be a fun story to read. I love the concept and the humorous bits add that extra spice to make this so memorable.

Strap in folks. We're in for a ride.

#3 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

Watching this.

#4 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

Looks promising, keeping an eye on this one.

Also, I award you five Internet Points for the Jurassic Park reference. Congratulations, now I feel old. :ajsleepy:

#5 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

Nice, looking forward to where this is going :D

#6 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

"She quickly spotted her query in the middle of the room."

I think you mean quarry.

Aside from that, looking most intriguing so far. Definitely looking forward to more.

#7 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

It's both comedic and not at the same time, but manages not to forget either side. Well done!:twilightsmile:

Loved the humour. Anti-artificial light medication, Flim and Flam, clubbing and headbanging and, of course, TAKE THAT, Upper Crust and Jet Set!

The funny is not all-permeating, but when it hits it strikes home. Well done, once more.

#8 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

Not bad, not bad at all. Definitely looking forward to more. :moustache:

#9 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1061315  I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since that film came out. :rainbowderp: One of my first memories is seeing that in the movie theater.  What's really sad though is that in all that time, no one else has been able to make dinosaurs look convincingly realistic. :ajbemused:

>>1061680  Ooh, thanks for catching that! :twilightsmile: That one is particularly confusing, given that 'quarry' also means a rock pit. :rainbowlaugh:

#10 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 5d ago · · ·

No. Anything but Flim and Flam. I hate those two with a major passion.

However, the overall theme for this just popped into my head the first time I read that you were going to write this *Doesn't remember if any details were given at that time*.

I like this. I like this a lot. At first, I was thinking that this was almost going to be like The Darkness, but this is truly an original story in my opinion.

Look forward to more! You've got some real understanding for literature!

#12 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

I still chuckle at that Alcatrotz line. :rainbowlaugh:

#13 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

Great story, I clearly love reading these types of stories, btw great job.:ajsmug:

#14 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

Awesome story so far. Can't wait to see your interpretation of Con Mane.

#15 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

THIS I've gotta' see.  *starts reading*:trixieshiftleft:

#17 · Chapter 1 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

And the Blues Brothers quote nearly made me laugh ice coffee out my nose.

#18 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

Now we have the James Bond ref :)  Mane, Con Mane :)

#19 · Chapter 1 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

"Octavia took her seat opposite Vinyl.  “You know, you really shouldn’t use my actual name, shortened or otherwise,” she muttered in an undertone.

Vinyl cocked an eyebrow at the grey mare.  “Octavia!  Octavia!  We’ve got Octavia here!”"

HEHE, EHEHEHE, HEHEHEHEHEHEEEH! Favorite'd!

#20 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

I love you for using San Francisco in this.  First time I've seen it done.

#21 · Chapter 1 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

“Are you the cops?” she muttered.

“No ma’am, we’re musicians.

...oh COME ON! ...that's GOTTA be a Blues Brothers reference... yes?

#22 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

xD Oh dear I think I might like dis one! :twilightsmile: :twilightsmile:

#23 · Chapter 1 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

Awesome start. And nice Jurassic Park reference.

#24 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

The orange mare and Con Mane were at the Equestrian cafe eating ashy salad and already following our heroes. Whoop de doo look at how observant I am. :pinkiecrazy:

#25 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

...and here I thought Con Mane was fictional-fictional!:rainbowderp:

Ah, whattheheck, we have tons of stories of canon characters interacting with female!Indiana Jones, we sure can have some people hanging out with James Bond!:rainbowkiss:

#26 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

Such a hurricane of puns at the beginning.

Carrot Top and Donut Joe/Con Mane are secret agents too, it seems. I wonder who they're working for, though.

#27 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

Come on....give me a Blue Brother's reference....

#28 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1107325 Thank you! I don't know why I haven't seen it before, but I love that city and really wanted to make use of it. :pinkiehappy:

>>1107519 Eeyup. :eeyup:

>>1108037 Err, no - that was Upper Crust and Jet Set in the cafe.

>>1109351 There is one. See above. :raritywink:

#29 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1109378 I saw the art! :pinkiehappy: Now only if there's one in the actual text...now that would be awesome....

#30 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1110052 No, no...I mean see above in the comments. Someone already pointed out the Blues Brothers reference in the text of the story.

#31 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

A really nice story so far. Can't wait to read on.

#32 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1110586 I must of missed it...fail...

#33 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

I like that.:eeyup:

#34 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

I like

#35 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

Sutro tower cameo! Are you an sf0 player, perchance?

#36 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

Pretty awesome. I'm liking the Miami Vice sorta thing going on :ajsmug:

BTW reppin' San Fransiscolt XD

#37 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1114423 Nope. I've just visited and love the city. :twilightsmile: Though I'll have to look into this sf0 now...

#38 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 3d ago · · ·

Can't tell if "Me, an agent in Her Majesty's Secret Service!" is a reference to On Her Majesty's Secret Service or not...

Oh well. Plus or minus one reference makes little difference in this Who's Who of 'em. This is fun! Favorited!

#39 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1115831

Yay! More people should play. It's a fantastic game.

#40 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 3d ago · · ·

next part please

#41 · Chapter 2 · 87w, 2d ago · · ·

Hmmm got here from EQD, can't read it at the moment but I'll fav it to check it out later :)

#42 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 6d ago · · ·

Awesome story! I enjoyed reading every second of it, and I can't wait for the rest of it to be released :)

#43 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 6d ago · · ·

Man, I'm absolutely loving this story.  As the EQD pre-reader said, it's handled very well - It feels serious, yet somehow light-hearted at the same time.  Can't wait for more!

And this,

“Forced entry, it’s an easy feat...” Vinyl sung to herself as she scanned the inside of the box with her magic"

was one of the most amusing little lines I've ready for a while. :twilightsmile:

#44 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

You know the difference between this story and everypony else's?

You make this look good. :raritystarry:

Gotta love how Octy doesn't get the innuendo when searching for their contact. That girl doesn't get out enough.

Cover blown! :pinkiegasp:

#45 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

Salt...

For some reason I keep thinking it's a euphemism for crack.

#46 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

Also, I notice a "The Godfather" reference.

Corelone...Coreloneigh

good one. You win an internet.

...and a Pinkie Pie. :pinkiehappy:

#47 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

Y U NO DO SHIPPING?

#48 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1116333  It is. :twilightsmile:

>>1149694  Well...it may be actual salt, but you are intended to think of drugs. :twilightsheepish:

>>1149762 CAUSE ME NO LIKE

#49 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·
#50 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

Hey, this might be the first story I've seen set in my home town of "San Franciscolt." Awesome!

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