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  • E Words are Louder

    Derpy Hooves tries to befriend a certain purple mare new to Ponyville and its social stigmas.
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  • E Clash of the Heavenly Titans

    What do you do when living goddesses start pranking?
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  • T Sunset

    Twilight Sparkle discovers a secret in her past that will forever change her future
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  • T For Want of a Dawn

    Sometimes, in order to discover one's own self, they must venture into the depths of hell.
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  • E Blood is Thicker / The Reluctant Reunion of the Redoubtable Rabble-Rouser

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  • T Shadow Over Ponyville

    Rarity sticks her nose in where it does not belong, to wonderous (and disastrous) results.
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  • E Bug and Stalker in: The Infiltration of Blueblood Manor.

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  • Wednesday
    Important News about Sunset.

    4 comments · 134 views
  • Saturday
    Retro Reviews Season 2: Lesson Zero

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  • 1w, 6d
    Retro Reviews Season 2: The Return of Harmony.

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  • 5w, 16h
    An idle thought.

    Sometimes, I like to think about my stories thematically, like the basic theme that persists through every story, or the change that comes about through the conflict. For instance, Words are Louder might be summed up as 'Derpy learns to be more open'. Or, for another example, Shadows over Ponyville being 'Rarity learns to stop worrying and love the meat'. (If you haven't read that yet, a pox on thee! It's probably my most planned story ever! Lol.)

    Actually, thinking about it as I type, there is another level to this theme, especially in sequels. To use my most prevalent examples:

    Sunset - Twilight learns and accepts her past

    For Want - Twilight accepts her present.

    [Redacted: Unauthorized Access - Using placeholder "Part Three"] - Twilight learns about her future.

    Whoops. I shouldn't have said that last one. How clumsy of me. ;P

    ... And what's this about a bronze dragon on my master to-do list? How peculiar.

    While I'm at it, I might as well also add that the Retrospectives for Season Two will be coming along in October. I can't see Season Five being more than 25 weeks away by now. So there's that at least. ^^ Yay.

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  • 7w, 2d
    I'm not dead...

    ... Just unmotivated. x_x It's hard to find motivation for me to sit down and write anything right now. Life is a demon who gets their jollies on the suffering of others and loves to kick someone when they are down. It's that soul-crushing thing that weighs on the mind, even if it has no weight on it's own. I am not out of ideas or anything; in fact I have an abundance of them. The thing I am really lacking right now is the will to make things happen; the burn one feels one they get over the Blank Page Syndrome and get into a groove where, in a flash, several hours have passed and a few thousand words are down. Have I lost my way? Have I forgotten the reason I started writing about ponies in the first place? With another long hiatus ongoing and not even a hint of when it may be over, it certainly is easy to think that way. Perhaps it is the task of going back to fix Mezza Voce that is making me this way? It certainly isn't fun to go through so much work and try and figure out what can be kept and what should be gone completely, and then to replace the missing bits with a similar amount of words.

    But I have rambled too long. These are not excuses. But with every passing day I feel just a little more guilty and a little more fearful about what I have not done and what remains to do. Will people like the changes and my new ideas? Or will they find me lacking after so long away? I don't care about how many followers I have, but it still hurts to disappoint.

    I'm doing it again. >> To stop this from getting too long and prosy, let me postulate something. To those out there who write: what do you do to get motivated to finish something, even if you are not feeling quite too good about yourself or motivated? How do you FORCE yourself to get s(yay)t done?

    Oh, and I'll probably restart my Retrospective Reviews in October, but with no given schedule. So there's that. Maybe. Yay?

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  • ...

[This story is on temporary hiatus, undergoing rewriting to a point I find acceptable. Apologies to anyone waiting on this. I hope to be finished as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.]

Chapter 1 now revised, the others will happen all-at-once at a later date

Vinyl Scratch is a mare of mystery: hard to meet and even harder to get to know. It is an image she has cultivated since her early days as a DJ and is not likely to ever let go. She is the queen of the music scene and her purple shades are her crown. To her roommate, Octavia, she is a vulgar annoyance and a blemish on her otherwise spotless life. However, when she accidentally destroys the one thing that matters most to the unicorn, the cellist finds herself learning more than she ever cared to know about the rock-loving mare.

- Cover image by recycletiger

- As always, edited by BrotherPrickle.

First Published
5th Oct 2012
Last Modified
9th Feb 2013
#1 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

New Story!

#2 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Looks good, I'ma read through.

#3 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


#4 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh, my. I think I can tell where this is headed: an explanation of WHY the sunglasses are so important.

#5 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


Excellent observation. Your powers of deduction are remarkable.

#7 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

New octyscratch? Here.. we.. go!

Alright, first paragraph was... Just a lot of colours, you might wanna rethink that. Kay back to it.

Alright, just ask a friend, Any friend, to preread first? You have... It's almost there but your flow, style and sentence structure are just very, very awkward. I won't downvote, in hopes you find one. But man. Awkward.

#8 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Nice job, my first taste of your writings, but you've definitely made a good show of yourself.

Favourite for the updates, and a good pat on the back for ya!

#9 · 107w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Ciroton? And OctaScratch story? AND ROMANCE!?


#10 · 107w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


I don't see a 'Romance' Tag up there, do you? :trollestia:

#11 · 107w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I approve of this story, on the condition that Giuseppe gets a side-story immediately.

#12 · 107w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I knew what was going to happen the moment Octavia threw the broken shades down the garbage chute.  Not a very bright move on her part.  :facehoof:

#13 · 107w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>1391377 I DID! I KNOW I DID!

... -checks tags- ... The colors are too similar... dammit. Unless you changed it when I wasn't looking.... -shrug-

Oh well. Whatever. Still tracking.

#14 · 106w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Damn... I am at a loss for words. -removes from read later and adds to tracking-

#15 · 101w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

And ninjas make it all complete!

#16 · 101w, 2d ago · · 1 · Chapter 2 ·

Hmmm....It would seem that there is more to this than what Berry is saying. Once we do find Vinyl, perhaps she might tell us.

Also, interesting how she shares the same literary tastes as someone with jargon aphasia.

#17 · 101w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Holy cow, was not expecting that.

#18 · 101w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

No one's mentioned the Bass Cannon reference yet?!? :pinkiegasp:

#19 · 101w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This is the real story, true facts.

#20 · 99w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Finally! A non-shipping Octavia Vinyl story!!

#21 · 99w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


.... Though, what is the story behind the shades? :trixieshiftleft: Curiouser and curiouser...

*goes to read next chapter*

#22 · 99w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>1744772 We don't know that yet! :raritywink:


Now, to you, Mr. Author Man/Woman, fabulous job! :raritystarry: I demand MOAR! :flutterrage:

#23 · 99w, 20h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Calling it right now, DJ Flare is Pretty Penny, the landlady.  She also knows the real, ninjaless story.  As for why Vinyl doesn't know that, not a clue.

#24 · 99w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·



This is going to be a good one

#25 · 99w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Oh skeptical 'tavi, why can't you just trust for once :rainbowwild:

#26 · 99w, 3h ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

Suddenly, ninjas!

#27 · 98w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>1744772 OMFG you have no idea how much that makes me want to read this story. It's about time someone strays from the usual.:rainbowwild:

#28 · 98w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


So nice to see a different one!

#30 · 98w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


Best thing freaking ever.

#31 · 96w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

more than once had she suggested they do some rather... lewd things together.

Would you care to more expand upon that in the later chapters? I'm really curious. :twilightsheepish:

Oh and, that is THE coolest sounding backstory to vinyl's shades EVER. Even tho i never read any other fanfics about them, i'm sure that this is one of the cooler ones out there. Unless it's made up.

Isn't it base cannon and not bass cannon?

#32 · 96w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


"Bass" is a musical term, as well as a fish. "Base" is simply how it sounds when someone says it aloud. The more you know! :twilightsmile:

#33 · 96w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Thanks for clearing that up! BTW, how do you quote a post someone made? i'm kinda new here. :twilightblush:

#34 · 96w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


Mouse over the comment and on the top-right side you will see a garbage can and/or a couple of speech bubbles. Click the bubbles and there you go.

#35 · 96w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


Now i get it! Thanks!

#36 · 89w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Wow, when are any of these stories going to make sense?

#37 · 89w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

these stories are pointing towards one familar aspect. vinyls mentor DJ flare. i suspect they all have a grain of truth to them. and from what i can tell the ending is something tragic, my geuss is flare was vinyls mentor who she met at a horse race or something, the two of them got drunk or something and one thing lead to another. then there was somekinda accident or something and flare died and she left vinyl the glasses. just a theroy.

#38 · 89w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

That's by far the story with the most alcohol in it (at least what I read) :pinkiegasp:.  Until now all variants has in common that the glasses were a present and te previous owner. I'm thrilled what versions we also will get. Hope to read you soon. :twilightsmile:

#39 · 89w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

She could barely think though the onslaught.


curly mane and tale who wore a pink bow very similar to her own


“Well, well, well, if it isn’t DJ P0n3 sniffing thought the trash.

I think you meant "through".

The resulting cheer nearly made her ear ring,

I think you meant "ears".

Great chapter. Loved it. Love the confusion of the whole sitiation. Keep it up. Can't wait for more.:twilightsmile: And that last line made it for me.

#40 · 89w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Thank you for catching those small mistakes. :twilightblush:

#41 · 89w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


'Tis what I do. Always glad to help.:twilightsmile:

#42 · 89w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

high-nosed fart-sniffers

I laughed at that.

Wanderer D
#43 · 89w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I know the true story!:raritywink:

#44 · 82w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

some sort of criminal riffraff or a mental patient.”

“Well, Vinyl does drive me crazy sometimes, but I’m not a mental patient yet.”

Since I know that this was released after The Vinyl Scratch Tapes, you stole one of the best lines ever, nearly used it proporly too.

#45 · 82w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Less 'stole' and more 'reference' since just about anyone who has read a Vinyl Scratch / Octavia fic has more than likely read The Vinyl Scratch Tapes already and if they haven't, they really ought to.

#46 · 56w, 22h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Is this story ever going to be finished or will it just be left to gather metaphorical dust?

#47 · 56w, 21h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Please, be a little patient. I want to go over and fix some things before I do the last bits.

#48 · 56w, 21h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>3291762 It's fine. I was just wondering since it hadn't been updated in such a long time (if I were to leave something unfinished that long it would never get done). Sorry if I came off rude.

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