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  • T Vinyl and Octavia: University Days

    Vinyl Scratch and Octavia go to university.
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  • E Pirates For A Day

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Blog Posts51

  • 74w, 2d
    Rant

    I'm sure a great many of you are purveyors of the fine arts. Writing, drawing, painting, singing, making music, whatever your flavour, I want to talk to you. People are going to tell you to study things that will get you a decent job, even if those things aren't in the direction you want to go. People will tell you that having dreams is nice and all, but you need to take the path of least resistance and get a nine-to-five. People will tell you that in the real world, having passion for a craft is not enough, and that everyone needs to face reality and join the daily grind sooner or later.

    Those people are wrong.

    Notice that the most they give you to hope for is a comfortable life. The vast majority of people aren't wealthy, after all, so the best an average person can strive for is an average life. You can be one of the millions of average folk out there who work all day and watch TV in the evening before bed. Lucky you!

    But personally, I would rather take my chances. I would rather study the things that interest me so that when I'm an old man I won't think "Well my accounting degree got me an okay job..." and instead think "Oh man, my days in uni studying lit and writing and meeting other writers and forming my own style and embracing the things I love most were amazing!"

    I want to know, when I'm looking at a mirror as I lay on my deathbed, that the person looking back at me didn't waste their younger years doing things they hated and working at unsatisfying jobs. I want to see some old twat writer grinning like an idiot, ideas still churning behind crazy eyes, knowing not a single second was wasted.

    So I'd like to ask you something. What kind of person do you want to be? Do you want to be an average person who lived an average life and left an average gravestone? Or do you want to be the artist with the crazy eyes, that weird kid who strayed from the path and found something beautiful?

    It isn't about being remembered. It isn't about leaving a legacy. It's not even about the chance of becoming successful because of your art. It's about realising you only have one life and you don't have nearly enough time to waste living it 'normally'.

    89 comments · 1,725 views
  • 78w, 2d
    Good lord!

    That's a lot of followers!

    In celebration of this crazy occasion, I'd like to ask for your opinions on something. A lot of people come to me for writing advice, and while I don't claim to be the most skilful writer, I do know some useful bits of general knowledge. Would anyone be interested in occasional blog posts where I address the most common problems budding writers encounter?

    Love, Dawn

    50 comments · 743 views
  • 94w, 2d
    Where is the next chapter?

    I'm not dead, nor have I been incapacitated. Every time I set a schedule, life makes it abundantly clear that it disapproves.

    My apologies for the lack of updates. I've been so frustrated with having no time or energy to write that I cut myself off from a few things, this site being one of them.

    The chapter is coming, but I'm not going to be so foolish as to estimate when. I ask for your patience and understanding.

    On that note, I'd like to make a note here about some rather mean PMs and comments I've received. I'm happy you're enjoying the story so much that the absence of new chapters really agitates you, but come on. I write this for fun, this is not my day job, nor is it a legally binding contract. I can't put this above the rest of my life. I know most of you are very cool about it, but the mean ones really get to me.

    Anyway, love you all and hope to give you something soon <3

    59 comments · 1,992 views
  • 98w, 4d
    University Days next chapter RESULTS

    The poll results are in and out of the 2,000+ readers, almost 300 voted. It's cool, I ignore blog posts too.

    Anyway, the decision has been made and the next chapter will cover the day before Octavia's birthday (AKA awkward snowy cuteness).

    Now, I noticed something about those who voted for the other option. They seem to be under the impression that this will just be a fluffy, pointless chapter that is basically fan service. If it's my fault you think that, I apologise, for I have misled you. The chapter will develop Octavia and Vinyl's relationship in a very special way, one that I've been waiting to get to for some time. After some careful thinking, I believe the time is right. Here's hoping it gives them strength to stand against the mother, eh?

    27 comments · 1,011 views
  • 99w, 1d
    University Days next chapter - YOU decide

    So, I'm at a bit of an impasse.

    You see, I mentioned a while ago that I have an adorable Hearth's Warming Eve chapter planned. I originally intended to do Octavia's birthday (and consequently her mother's) arc before Christmas arrived in the real world. What I failed to anticipate was just how slowly the next chapters would come along. You all know the reasons, university etc. but that doesn't change the fact that I'm a little behind where I thought I would be.

    And here lies our problem.

    In the story, it is the middle of the year. Hearth's Warming, like Christmas, happens at the end of the year amongst the snow and merriment. Having a random Hearth's Warming chapter out of nowhere would be a little silly because nothing has been leading up to it.

    Thankfully, I was about to introduce snow anyway, so at least we have that part covered. I also think Octavia's mother could be en-route during the next chapter, which means I have one chapter before the birthday and her arrival.

    So my question to you is this: What would you prefer I do?

    1. Do a lovely snowy chapter about the day before Octavia's birthday (basically a holiday special without explicitly saying it's a holiday special)

    OR

    2. Skip straight to the birthday and ignore the holiday season entirely.

    I like involving you guys because you've all been so good to me, so I leave it up to you. Option 1 will give you a cute chapter at the cost of delaying the birthday for a chapter, while option 2 will make the Hearth's Warming chapter happen when it reaches that stage in-universe at the cost of being completely unrelatable.

    We've had a lot of conflict-free chapters lately, so I'll understand if you want me to get straight into the next arc.

    Vote for your choice here.

    68 comments · 669 views
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Over their lives, Pipsqueak and Dinky have some crucial realizations that help them move on from their past and accept the future.

Three chapters, three stages in their lives.

Sequel to Pirates For A Day.

If you read the first story and loved it for the lack of shipping and pure childlike innocence, then I urge you not to taint the memory by reading this sequel. Pipsqueak and Dinky are shipped together, unlike the original.

Fan Reading!

First Published
7th Jan 2012
Last Modified
17th Jan 2012
#1 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Sequel! Yay! And it was good!

#2 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

... Thank you... Very much... Like a ton... HUG! :yay: I guess it's time to wait and speculate on part 2 next...

~ Moonstone, Minstrel of Equestria

#3 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I'm eager for the next chapter!!!:raritydespair:

#4 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Wow a few words come to mind while reading this and they are Amazing, fantastic, Great. This is a true work of art, you have created an amazing master piece of a story. You are a very talented writer and I can not wait too read more of your writing.:twilightsmile:

#5 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPIC!!!!

This was so cuuuuuute! I loved it loved it loved it! Pip and Dinky forever!!

#6 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

hhhhnnnnnnnnggggggggggg, dddddaaaaawwwww, its just too much for me to handle:rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

tooooo ccccuuuuttteeee!!!!

#7 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

D'AWWWWWWW young love :heart:

#8 · 146w, 6d ago · · 1 · Chapter 1 ·

Oh man, this is going to suck!:fluttercry:

#9 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

d'awww :scootangel: so cutee! i was going to comment on how weird it was that they're like, at LEAST 3rd base and they never said 'i love you', but then i remembered that me and my gf had a VERY strange relationship, and that this is more common than i imagine. :pinkiecrazy: yes, i am crazy. yes, i would like fries with that. oh, you werent asking? oh.. thats okay then... :fluttercry:

#10 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh god, that Sad tag. Why does that have to be there? Make it go away.

#11 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

wait... THIS I A SEQUEL!?! I MUST FIND THE PREQUEL!!! NOOOAAA!!!! :flutterrage:

#12 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I admit.  When I saw this was a sequel to Pirates for a Day, I squealed with joy.

#13 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>114369 the prequel is called pirates for a day.:moustache: hope it helps

#14 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

As I said before, I approve of this ship.  Such tenderness handled masterfully, and the winter scenery you painted made it even more so. Can't wait for the next chapter!

#15 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

...............mmmmmmmmmmmooooooooooooooooooAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:flutterrage:

#16 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Well I normally hate shipping. I also normally hate stories that open with characters in bad. Normally. You've broken the trend. I like adolescant/teen pip you've given him an intresting character. I've tracked it. Maybe I'll give this one a review when its finished.

#18 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>114205

on every story i see you comment on it is always something degrading, no matter how good or bad the story may be. i really suggest that if you don't have anything good or any constructive critisisim to say.........then don't:ajbemused:

thanks:rainbowwild:

#19 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

:fluttercry: Give me a moment... Its just too beautiful... My eyes are watering...

#20 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

... 'Tis beautiful... I love this. Can't wait for the next update. :twilightsmile:

#21 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

There are only two words for this: Beautiful, DAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rainbowkiss:

#22 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Aaaaaand you changed tenses at the very end and killed the mood. Nice. :pinkiesick:

You still get 4.5 stars, though, cuz THAT WAS AMAZING.

#23 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>114749

Thank you for pointing out my mistake. It shall be rectified immediately :)

#24 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

D'aaaaaaawww so cute! :twilightsmile:

#26 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

based on the reactions i shall not read it till it is done

to provent me form going insane with waiting

:derpytongue2:

:twilightsmile:

#27 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwww   :twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

#28 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Y'know what? I'm just going to accept Dinky / Pipsqueak future romance as canon.

Why? Because IT'S TOO DARN CUTE TO IGNORE, that's why.

#29 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww! :derpytongue2:

#30 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I don't like most shippings, but this is beautiful.:yay:

#31 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I just... LIKED a shipping story? :rainbowhuh: Amazing.

Clap clap, well done, monsieur. You may need to go through with a prereader, I noticed a few words that were misspelled/misplaced, but they were few, and it is hard to find them again.

Well done.

#32 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

*sees "Sad" tag*

I'm not sure I'm going to like what comes next...

#33 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Sad tag? Nooooooo!

But for now, d'awwwwwww...

#35 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

The amount of Dawww here is indescrible:heart:

#36 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh, look, a new ship I like!:derpytongue2:

#37 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

What have i just read?

A first chapter.

A continuation of a previous story.

A good story all in it's own right.

A story with a few errors.

A D'WAAAA filled story.

A Pip/Dinky shipping.

An example of literary genus.

Prose beyond what i could even begin to imagine writing.

A reason to hang up my keyboard for good, and stop writing.

A story I actually WANT to have the honor of reviewing.

So, here I go!

*Procures sonic fine-tooth comb*

Spelling/Grammar:

“I like your mum,” she said Don't the two already know one another?

into the soft whiteness so Pipsqueak stepped closer, A comma might be in order.

The evening sun was dulled behind clouds yet the parts it still reached glowed as See above. Perhaps two, one before and after 'yet'

, staring at the ghostly yet friendly trees. See above. Comma before and after the 'yet' would make it flow better.

photograph like the ones COMMACOMMACOMMA

justice in his opinion and he had trouble thinking COMMACOMMACOMMACOMMACOMMACOMMA

“Yes mother.” Dinky poked his flank as he pulled himself up and he squeaked, making her burst out laughing. “Not fair!” he called down, holding out a hoof to help her up. Overuse of pronouns, don't 'cha think?

branch as it bent warningly under his hoof. FIRING ORBITAL COMMA CANNON!

the ones they made and the ones they will make, Strange.... Use of 'will'? Perhaps 'Were going to make'

Story: I don't feel worthy to say anything about this. But I'm going to anyway! :pinkiehappy:

It seemed well executed, but I, as a reader, would like some back-story as to what has been happening in the last 5 or so years. EX: How long they've been together, a flashback of sorts at the tree for their first kiss? It seems in order for such an amazing story.

As for furthering this into their latter years... I look forward to it!

Socks: Not present....

***

And so concludes my review. Hope it helps!

-The Librarian

#38 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I'm either gonna die from diabetes or my heart giving out due to so much cuteness...:heart:

#39 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I think my heart is going to explode:heart:

#40 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Wow, this is great! It almost is poetry!

#41 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I think I know why the sad tag is there....

Oh :trollestia: please tell me I'm wrong...:fluttercry:

#43 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Excellent! I hope that 'Sad' tag is there for trhe same reason I used it on 'School Daze;' drama and heartstrings-tugging, and not out and out tragedy. If it IS...well, it's your story, good sir. You have the right to obey the urge your fingers tap out.  Follow your muse to whatever ending fits for you, and I'll read it.

#44 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Beautiful.  I never thought this amount of d'aawww was posible!

#45 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

sooo sweet dawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i cannot express this in words it is too sweet for words.

#46 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

i have never read any fic like this this totally blew away all of the competitors in my books [still warm and fuzzy feeling in me]

#47 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

This is pretty... Ok it's :yay:'n fantastic! pretty in depth writing, your style is both captivating and emotional. cool story bro.

#48 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

"Because Love is everywhere, and everyone deserves it!"

    -Delta-

#49 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh God this is so tender. If it was a steak, it would be the best thing I've ever eaten.

#50 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I love this. Thank you, my dear sir. Willing to continue? :moustache:

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