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    <Professional> It's... ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

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    A Short Story

    It was raining outside.

    No, not the rain that gently tap-tippity-taps on the rooftops and leaves the ground soaking wet, but rather the rain that leaves the poor roof tiles thundering from the artillery shells of liquid life that continued to smash themselves against them.  This was the kind of rain that a small, dark blue pegasus was forced to listen to as he lay there in his bed, eyes staring off into the darkened room as his hooves trembled from the terrifying dream that was still lingering about in the recesses of his mind.  He had been wrapped in parchment, thrown into a coffin that was shaped like a thick book, and set aflame by a ghostly figure that bore no resemblance to anypony he had known, and after seconds of burning agony he finally tore his way back into the waking world to a clash of thunder resounding through the room with a brilliant flash of white, blinding light.

    And then, things happened.

    Things that changed the blue pegasus' life forever.

    He began to write again.

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  • 39w, 2d
    <Professional> New Chapter is Out!

    If you follow Tempered by Flame, this is just a notification for you!

    If you don't and are interested in the story, Click here to go to the Story Page!

    Yes, I'm writing again.  Baby steps though, nothing too insane like a chapter every few days.

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  • 42w, 5d
    Not Many of You Will Read This

    But for those who do...

    I've been feeling... Strange.

    About the writing thing.  Yeah, that's right.  I feel strange about my writing.

    It's not that I don't like it...  It's that, well, I cannot seem to get myself writing.

    Is it writer's block?  No.

    Is it real life issues?  No.

    Is it just a bad case of the meh?  Maybe, but I don't think it is.

    What if I just... don't want to write anymore?  I mean, don't get me wrong, I love writing.  I love all of you who read the stories I create, and I love being able to create and think of them in a snap of my fingers.

    But.. lately it just feels like I'm kidding myself.  No, this isn't a case of feeling inferior or anything, so don't go saying that either.  Just.. I feel like, when I try to sit down and write, I don't want to anymore.

    I kind of came to this realization in my car tonight, listening to Daea Lunae on my radio.  I was just sort of thinking, and this was the subject of my thoughts.  This strange... feeling.

    To be honest a part of me is scared.  Scared because I love this and what I do with it, being able to weave tales of ponies with the hands of my soul is something that I adore.  Seeing all the people read those stories is a bonus, and it feels great.  Getting onto EqD (granted that was more than a year ago) was also a bonus that felt amazing.  Getting 500 people following me was a bonus, felt great.

    See where I'm getting at?  This, what all of this is, it feels great.

    But for some reason, I just... unconsciously turn away from it all.

    Do I want to feel great?  Of course, doesn't everyone?

    Then why don't I when I write anymore?

    That's a question that I have no answer to...

    ...at least not yet.

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  • ...

When we lose all of what makes our world be special, how can we even bear to keep going in life?  How does one even begin to start coping with such a thing?  One cellist, called Octavia by those who knew her, does just this.  She throws the cruel destiny that the harsh fates had bestowed upon her aside and stands proudly upon the stage of the world to play her instrument, her life, louder than any other.

She plays on the strings that make no sound.

Super-special thanks to the artist who let me use his art!  Here's his page! Link

Posted on EqD (11/22/2012) EqD Page.

First Published
3rd Nov 2012
Last Modified
3rd Nov 2012
#1 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Aw this is sad :( But I loved it <3!

#2 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh god I was so very worried at so many different points... but it had a happy(ish) ending. I very much enjoyed it.

#3 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

PORQUE??????? MY FEELS HAVE BEEN STOLEN!!! :raritycry::raritydespair::fluttercry:

#4 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1556158  First posting is bad and you should feel bad. :trixieshiftright: Glad you liked it! :twilightsmile:

>>1556235 Huzzah for warm-fuzzy endings eh? :rainbowwild:

>>1556264  And you shan't get them back!  :rainbowlaugh:

#5 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Wow man, you finally got my man tears.  Great job CH.

#7 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

As a musician myself, this hits very close to home. Well done.


#8 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1556597  Thank you!  :pinkiehappy:  (Although I must admit, it was a pain to write this one on account of all the "not talking" stuff.)

#9 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

I haven't yet finished but WOW this is an amazing story!

#10 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1556652  Oh, thank you!  :twilightsmile:  I hope you like the ending

#11 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Quick note as I start to read--playing the violin or cello is WAY harder than playing the piano. Trust me.

Also, most cellists sit while playing. Bassists are the ones that stand.

You seem to reuse many words. That breaks up the writing and creates a stuttering effect. I might see why you would specifically do that for this story, but otherwise... eh. Oh, and another thing: don't use the "ice that burns as hot as fire" line. Seriously, it's extremely overused and I find it rather trite.

#12 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

What a douche, and I had thought he was a pretty swell guy...

Good story

#13 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1556710  Octavia plays a cello, at least in most fanon situations, and at the Gala, she is standing when she plays it. :duck:

>>1556801  Tis but the way of a villian. :trixieshiftright:

#14 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·


Octavia plays a cello, at least in most fanon situations, and at the Gala, she is standing when she plays it.

Of course she plays the cello, derp. Why would you think I didn't know that?

And just because the show is wrong doesn't mean you have to be wrong.

Awesome story though, excuse my nitpicking.

#15 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

GAH! Right in the feels Cap'n!

#16 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1557019  Yaaar!  The feels :yay:

#17 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·


#18 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·


Imagine a sitting pony playing the cello. Now imagine  a standing pony playing the cello.

Which one seems like it would be right?

P.S. I don't know what a cello is so this is really just for you. I have no opinions in this matter.

#20 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

This... this is amazing. :heart:

#22 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·


She plays a fullsize cello, but is a little pony. Thus she stands.

I still have the halfsize cello from my school orchestra days.  I'd trade it with Tavi if there were a portal... but then I'd rather trade myself with Lyra in that case.

#23 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·


It's basically a really big violin that you normally play sitting on a chair or stool. The fact that she can play it at all is surprising, so sitting wouldn't really change anything.


Wouldn't size be relative? And maybe giving her the cello AND being Lyra would give you a better shot? :duck:

Anyway, I get the feeling I'm doing a bit of a derail here, so I'll stop.

#24 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Congratulations on the Feature, CH (favs fic to read later)

#25 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1557760  This didn't get featured... did it? :rainbowhuh:

EDIT:  Nevermind

#26 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

Oy! That stallion's life ended to quick! PUNISHMENT AND TORTURE MUST BE DEALT TO HIM!! :flutterrage::pinkiecrazy:

Btw, Fav & a like, Fav Fav & a like! :twilightsmile:

#27 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

Right in the feels!

#28 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1559876  Right where I was aiming!  :yay:

#29 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

you had me at Octavia, for she is best pony (non-negotiable). In perfect seriousness, this is one of your best works to date. It...shall...be...FAV'D :heart:

#31 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1559984 Agreed.

One of the most touching stories I have ever read, and I have read quite a few. Also love the concept of Octavia being deaf, even though it is very saddening for me. A like, favourite and a follow for you good sir. You have definitely deserved it.

#32 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1560606 Thank you so very much :pinkiehappy:

#33 · 103w, 4d ago · · ·

Alright, just read the part ya added and the epilogue. Nice touch with the symphony, id love to hear it. Another job-well-done. Keep it up and you'll be big one day (bigger than 350 lol).

#34 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·

Amazing story! I'm really glad I found an author with a taste for the darker side of Equestria, but you truly are a killer of feels, man. Thank goodness this one had a happy ending or I think I would've cried (So far the only fic to ever make me cry is "My Little Dashie")

Also, *Spoilers*  

Pony rape? :rainbowderp: Don't you think that might warrant the Dark tag? and rated EVERYONE!? I mean really...

#35 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1570370  Meh, kinda.  *pony shrug*

Also, you should check out the story "The Things We Leave Behind"

It's possibly the best sadfic I have ever read.  Ever.  In the history of reading. :pinkiesad2:

#36 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·


Oh I intend to :scootangel:. I plan on reading a lot more from you....In doses though....I don't think my feels can take the total lack of happiness on your profile :fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

#37 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1570398  Hey, I have a FEW comedies and other genres!  Also, The Things We Leave Behind isn't something I've written.  It's been done by theswimminbrony and is a great work of writing. :pinkiehappy:

#38 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·


That would explain why I couldn't find it on your page :facehoof::facehoof::facehoof:

You seem to be a pretty accomplished author on this site. It's a shame more stuff like yours isn't in that stupid box, instead of all the stupid crossovers and....:pinkiesick: Shipping....

*sidenote* Just when I thought someone actually made a good male OC for a relationship...YOU ARE TEARING ME APART CHAOTIC HARMONY!

#39 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1570449  Hey, nothing wrong with a good shipping story :trixieshiftright:  I myself actually have a shipfic that I'm writing...  (It starts out terribly because I started it when I first started writing)

And thanks for the compliment!  :pinkiehappy:

#40 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·


It's not romance itself that bothers me...It's just the gender of the participants that usually makes me feel uncomfortable...(Trying to be as politically correct as possible..) :trixieshiftleft:  

#41 · 103w, 3d ago · · ·

Ow. My feels.

#42 · 103w, 2d ago · · ·

I am a musician. This is a very powerful story, I would say. Excellent job.

#43 · 103w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1576040  Thank you very kindly :pinkiehappy:

#44 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

Right in the feels D':

#45 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1664166  Twas the intention :pinkiehappy:

I seek all the feels :pinkiecrazy:

#46 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

Hot . . . damn.

Friend, this is a unique ray of sunshine in our dark, scary world. Sure, it's sad as buck and my feels will never be the same again, but it was also enlightening-- your portrayal of everypony's favorite cellist is unlike any that I have read before. I've seen so many personalities for the background ponies, but this one seems the most . . . I don't know . . . genuine? Believable? Pleasing? Any of those work.

In short, I loved it, and you've earned my green thumb, gold star, and warm smile of approval.

Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

#47 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1664239  Thank you kindly for the words!

I'm glad you liked it!  :pinkiehappy:

#48 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

Have all my feels.:fluttercry:

Not kidding. All of them:raritycry::raritydespair::applecry:

I really think this fic, and you, should get more attention.

Which it will no doubt get, being featured in EQD and all...

But yeah, I enjoyed it, I know I wasn't the only one, and I'll be looking forward to whatever you will be writing next!:heart:

#49 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

Sorry, I didn't like it.

The sadness doesn't feel real to me, the stallion (upscale piano player) suddenly trying to rape Octavia is ludicrous and has no incentive...

The spell is convenient but doesn't really do anything, and Vinyl blowing her own ears out with yet another spell is... meh

The premise was genuinely interesting, but the execution was lacking.

edit: How the hell is this rated 'everyone' ? my god, teen at least with the mention and threat of rape... :facehoof:

#50 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1664402  Well, sorry you didn't like it.

Also, fixed the rating.  Shame on me.  :twilightsheepish:

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