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Octavia wakes up one morning to find that she can’t play any of her instruments at all -- It’s almost like her cello wasn’t meant to be played with hooves in the first place! Together with Vinyl Scratch they must figure out what the hay is going on around here.

Or maybe they’ll just end up breaking Octavia's cello.

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Art by AspergerGoodness.

First Published
13th Sep 2012
Last Modified
13th Sep 2012
#1 · 211w, 22h ago · · ·

Be afraid. Be very afraid.:pinkiecrazy: You were mentioned on EQD. http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/09/story-way-it-was-meant-to-be-played.html

#2 · 211w, 22h ago · · ·

i found this amusing :pinkiehappy:

#3 · 211w, 22h ago · · ·

Oh ponyfeathers :o

#4 · 211w, 21h ago · · ·

No telling why Tavi's stopped working, but Vinyl has a fallback for her problem: She's a unicorn, ergo: MAGIC! :coolphoto:

#5 · 211w, 21h ago · · ·

Found this amusing but not that great.

#6 · 211w, 21h ago · 1 · ·

Frederic may soon realize that he, too, cannot play the piano. How the buck do you play a piano with hooves?!

#7 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

What? Complete? That's it?!

#8 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

Indeed, it would be interesting if the story went on.

#9 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

>>1269471

Maybe her horn has just became a stick coming out of her face. :derpytongue2:

#10 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

Notice: This story isn't listed in Band's "Stories" section yet. Either s/he forgot to hit Publish, something is wrong on FimFiction's end, or EqD jumped the gun.

#11 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

An auspicious beginning. But where to go from here?

Surely you won't leave the two most musical ponies in all of Equestria unable to perform. You couldn't possibly be that cruel.

Right?

RIGHT?:pinkiecrazy:

#12 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

This was entertaining, good work sir!

“I’m not crazy. I’m classical!”

Best line ever! :pinkiehappy:

#13 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

>>1269668

Next up, the weather team can no longer manipulate water particles in the air with their bare hooves.

#14 · 211w, 20h ago · · ·

>>1269567  Very, very carefully.  :trollestia:

#15 · 211w, 20h ago · 1 · ·

...you know, taken to it's logical extremes, this could be a setup for an interesting "Adventure" story. Magic in Equestria dries up, need to go fix it before Luna and `Tia can't maintain the Geocentric spin of the Sun and Moon anymore.

Oh, and Rainbow Dash is PISSED because, without magic, her wings are TOO SMALL to allow her to FLY!

Please, somepony take this idea and make it a fic. I REALLY want to read it now...

#16 · 211w, 19h ago · · ·

>>1269226

Speaking of afraid...

That cover pic makes me very afraid...

#17 · 211w, 19h ago · · ·

And that's how humanity was made started! :pinkiehappy:

#18 · 211w, 18h ago · · ·

Wait, it must be Discord! He is inflicting real physics on Equestria. Run! Pegasus will fall from the sky! Tea cups will be rendered useless!

#19 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

>>1269654 It's in the approve que.

#20 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

500 + Veiw and onyl on the page for a mere minuet, SORCERY I TELL YOU

#21 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

>>1270850 It's been on EqD for a few hours, but 500+ view in that small a time frame is still oh mah gerdness so awesome.

#22 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

Dun Dun DUUUNN! I smell a sequel!

#23 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

It's a little late, but I'm still gonna say it...

INB4 FEATUUUUURED!

#24 · 211w, 16h ago · · ·

Hilarious...absolutely hilarious!  :rainbowlaugh:

#25 · 211w, 15h ago · · ·

Saw this on EqD

#26 · 211w, 15h ago · · ·

If this spreads from pony to pony like a plague chaos will be caused.

#27 · 211w, 15h ago · · ·

There's a surprisingly dark implication in this comedy piece. The magic of Equestria is failing.

My personal theory has always been that pony magic is channeled via keratin "antennae". This is most obvious with unicorn horns, of course, but it's also how pegasi fly (keratin feathers channelling flight magic) and how ponies in general manipulate things with their hooves that they normally couldn't (short-range telekinesis). It's also how earth ponies do whatever it is earth ponies do. :ajbemused:

#29 · 211w, 13h ago · · ·

epic coverart.

#30 · 211w, 12h ago · · ·

>>1271885 AspergerGoodness certainly does have a way with a blank canvas. The same could be said for your avatar, too.

#31 · 211w, 11h ago · · ·

more pwease:scootangel:

#32 · 211w, 10h ago · · ·

This is a really interesting concept.  I'd like to see more!

#33 · 211w, 9h ago · · ·

OCTAVIA SMASH!

#34 · 211w, 1h ago · · ·

This reminds me of a certain Spongebob episode...

#35 · 210w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

>>1274116 SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT!

#36 · 210w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1271201

I always felt they could grab things due to microscopic cilia on their forehooves which could be unconsciously manipulated by the pony.

#37 · 210w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh NO!:pinkiegasp: Without the pegasus-maintained weather, Equestrian society will crumble!

And THEN what will I do for a living?:raritycry:

#38 · 210w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

I think this situation is known as the centipede's dilemma. How do they walk with so many legs?

#39 · 210w, 5d ago · · ·

My faces:

:derpyderp1::derpytongue2::pinkiesmile::pinkiehappy::pinkiegasp::rainbowhuh::pinkiecrazy:

#41 · 210w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1274636

Oh Faust NO! Don't take the fic down in disgust! He didn't MEAN to insult your creative ability THAT badly! Don't do it!

#42 · 210w, 1d ago · · ·

How is this a comedy!!?? This is tragic!!! :fluttershysad:

But seriously, you should make this a full length about everything everyone who posted before me mentioned with the magic failing and real physics and whatnot :derpytongue2:

#43 · 209w, 5d ago · · ·

Pony hooves work on a biological form of granular jamming.  There, I have explained everything. :pinkiecrazy:

#44 · 189w, 6d ago · · ·

I'm not sure what was more amusing, the story or the cover art you got for it.  Either way, thumbs up, well done sir!

#45 · 189w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2094938 Yeah, Asperger's a pretty cool guy when it comes to art-ing.

#46 · 163w, 6d ago · · ·

It's contagious and Octavia is Pony Zero?

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