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When Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy go missing, Ponyville mobilizes a search party to come to their rescue.  Things quickly go from bad to worse for the town's population, and suddenly it is up to Pinkie Pie and Vinyl Scratch to save the day.

Written for the first /fic/ and /art/ collaboration write-off on Ponychan, with the prompt of "Sweet Music". The chosen art piece is this one: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68611394/Gallery/images/l5dwK.jpg

Cover Image used with permission from Twilight Square: http://twilightsquare.deviantart.com/

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First Published
23rd Oct 2012
Last Modified
23rd Oct 2012
#1 · 112w, 2d ago · · ·

Cool. Straightforward, humorous and consistent, a really enjoyable read. A few nits to pick, but otherwise a nice foray into slice of life without being overbearing.

#2 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

Pretty solid story. You definitely captured the "MLP episode" vibe you were going for and pulled it off in a very humourous way. I had a few minor issues, like why was there a trunk full of weapons in ponyville (cupcakes? :pinkiecrazy:), but they're easily ignored given that it's Pinkie Pie :rainbowwild:.

These little one-shots are pretty good, I hope you keep up with them as well as Red Wings. :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1491636

I imagine that Pinkie Pie has a few bits of dangerous gear lying around. You never know when a badass sword that makes lightning backlight your awesome battle pose or a diamond-tipped spear will come in handy for something. Guaranteed, that sword has sliced many a cake into amazingly perfect pieces, and that spear has been used for roasting marshmallows at least twice.

And, y'know, anvil. In case of anvil emergencies.

>>1491359

Glad you enjoyed the story! I had a lot of fun writing it. Mind pointing out those little nits that are oh-so-pickable? You can PM me if you like, but I always appreciate feedback.

#5 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1492164

That is an awesome PMV. I think I've found my new jam! :pinkiegasp:

#6 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

Very nice story. More like that! I really liked your characterisation.:twilightsmile:

#7 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1493403

Glad you enjoyed it!

#8 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1492604

Y'know, when you put it that way, I can actually imagine Pinkie Pie having a whole arsenal of deadly weaponry just to cut cakes :facehoof:

#9 · 112w, 18h ago · · ·

hey not bad. vinyl as deaf though? hmmm

#10 · 111w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Oh wow, is this story really /that/ unheard of? I feel special, coming in with only 25 likes to such a cool story :pinkiehappy:

Loved how you went for recreating the scenes and the feel of an actual episode! Some descriptions may honestly look a bit awkward on paper (e-paper, anyway), but nonetheless they make for cool mind images!

  And it definitely made for a Pinkie very close to canon.

And of course, awesome Vinyl is awesome. Way to Beethoven her way through music, but with wubs!

All in all, a very enjoyable short story. I'd say "props to you", but I guess you got that already more than a few times :rainbowwild: so Kudos! And keep rocking, good man.

#11 · 110w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Best non-standard use of frosting EVER! :pinkiehappy:

I was totally expecting a "I have instruments stashed all over Ponyville, in case of music emergencies."-line.

But you can't have everything.

#12 · 97w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Great fic! Took me back to my music classes with the whole consonance/dissonance thing. Nothing like beating back evil music with good music! Pinkie was written spot-on and I enjoy the laid-back, somewhat carefree, though non-obnoxious version of Vinyl you had going on.  Well deserving of being on EQD.

JZ1
#13 · 97w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

I really liked this story, but it feels like it needs... more. I feel like there should be a companion story maybe outlining the music box's intentions and what happened to the ponyvilleans once they were trapped inside.

#14 · 97w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

She should have given the song a title :pinkiehappy:

#15 · 97w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Excellent! I can totally see this being an episode of the show, with some trimming.

And Vinyl is deaf but instead uses her senses/magic/horn as a tuner to feel music without hearing it.... that would actually be really cool if true.

HEADCANON APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD :pinkiehappy:

#16 · 97w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2071573

You are totally right. :facehoof: Ah well!

#17 · 97w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

From the description, I vaguely expect this.

#18 · 97w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Very enjoyable and totally rad!

#19 · 97w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Vinyl as a deaf DJ is an interesting idea. Her not hearing the music but feeling it. That is awsome. This was one of the best Pinkie Pie stories I have ever read as well. They were right to put this on EQD.:rainbowdetermined2

#20 · 97w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2072715

Basically spot on. I love Tenacious D.

>>2073187

Thanks! If you like how I write Pinkie Pie, might I suggest 'Overpinking It', another story featuring Pinkie? As shameless of a self-plug as that was, I can't help but suggest it. It's longer, and it's tons more Pinkie Pie! :pinkiehappy:

#21 · 97w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2073412 awsome thanks I will check it out.

#22 · 97w, 1d ago · · ·

This reminds me of something... I can't quite grasp what, though...

An image of a gray man, an evil melody with incredible power...

#23 · 74w, 2d ago · · ·

Very nicely done :twilightsmile:

#24 · 74w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2880124

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. Might I recommend my story "Overpinking It", if you liked how I write Pinkie Pie?

#25 · 74w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2880927

That name is great :pinkiehappy:  So yeah, onto my read-later it goes~

#26 · 59w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2082211 i'm not sure if the video's not supposed to exist and it just coincidentally matches the description very well or that was an actual video :rainbowhuh:

#27 · 59w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3405177 The video was too mysterious for reality itself...

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