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A year after Discord's defeat, Equestria is still haunted by memories of the chaos spirit. For Vinyl Scratch, that haunting might be literal

First Published
31st Jan 2012
Last Modified
5th May 2012
#1 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

woah.

#2 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Loved the way you described the scenery here. Overall nice story. Have 4.5 stars, mate.

#3 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

:moustache:<Dude, that's creepy.

#4 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

I seem to have stumbled upon the transcript for Aphex Twin's next music video.

#5 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Hmmm... interesting bit. Clearly something new with Vinyl.

#6 · 150w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

That was totally crazy. I've read nothing like this before. Good show!:pinkiehappy:

#7 · 149w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Uh-oh, I got a bad feeling about this...

Good imagery and overall unsettling vibe, quite unexpected. Although it's labeled "Complete" I get the sense this story is far from over. Again, good work.

#9 · 149w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Great story, and I loved how you included that bit of hoof anatomy. I don't think I've seen that particular detail in any other pony fanfic yet.

#10 · 149w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Like LSD you can read. :pinkiecrazy:

#11 · 149w, 2d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

That was interesting. (to be truthful it reminded me of Soul Eater, everything Steampunk, and I want to see more)

#12 · 149w, 2d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

i made an account just so i could follow this story you get all the stars here buddy :eeyup::heart::derpyderp1::rainbowlaugh::rainbowwild::rainbowkiss:

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#13 · 149w, 19h ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

4.0 for an amazingly done story 1.0 for vinyl.

#14 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Awesome! :eeyup:

#15 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

...I have only so much patience for a decision on creating another chapter, let alone a chapter itself. 1000 years of patience dissipates after a while...

#16 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

>>268638

Sorry, but this is complete as it is and I don't think I've ever suggested otherwise. But I am willing to provide some explanation.

There were a number of things I wanted to play with in  this story. One of them was characterization without dialogue, which I think was successful. Another was a free association narrative, providing a "plot thread" in the form of essentially nightmarish things with certain recurrent themes happening to and around Vinyl and allowing meaning and a "story" to emerge for the reader. The last thing (figuratively and literally) that I want try was (ab)using the Tethercat Principle, as it's called. The story ends on a deliberate cliffhanger; there's clearly some sort of objective reality to what happened to Vinyl, or at least objective reality has a link to it, and that's what we know. Vinyl will always have just gone through a harrowing experience with no explanation at hand and the Mane 6 will always have just found Discord's antler when he was thought to be petrified.

It's all terribly pretentious, to be sure.

#17 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

>>268889 Tis disheartening to hear, you made it come across as there was more to be seen, and as I might add, I despise cliffhangers and things to that effect. In other words, I still feel now as if you deliberately trolled without you making it seem so. This relatively angers me, and I will not forget it...good story, though I thought it had potential to be more than a one-shot, and probably still does, if you would put effort into it. I am sure you won't, and I'll be damned to my own moon if I'm wrong.

#18 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

>>276350

Sounds to me like I succeeded at everything I set out to do.

#19 · 146w, 1d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

>>276611 why yes you did you insufferable parasprite...congratulations, have my hatred.

#20 · 142w, 2d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Siik story bro! I wish I could get you more views :(

#21 · 137w, 15h ago · · · Vessel ·

D: So creeeepy.

#22 · 137w, 3h ago · · · Vessel ·

O.O  Guess I'm not sleeping tonight. Brilliant, but chilling.

#23 · 137w, 1h ago · · · Vessel ·

Woah, steampunk cyborgponys

#24 · 137w, 51m ago · · · Vessel ·

That there, That there is some freaky schit!

#25 · 136w, 6d ago · · · Vessel ·

This is your brain on Discord.

#26 · 136w, 6d ago · · · Vessel ·

Dayum, she trippin HARD :pinkiesick:

#28 · 135w, 5d ago · · · Vessel ·

you better not take 8 years for the next chapter this time dammit i cant wait that long to see what happens next :pinkiehappy:

#29 · 135w, 4d ago · · · Vessel ·

*low whistle* Can I have some of whatever it is you were on when you wrote this? Dis some messed up shid.

I like this story. It is well written and captures thw apirit of some of my night mares perfectly. Kudos

#30 · 133w, 2d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

Oohh.... Dark Trippiness go! This explains Vinyl's Bass Cannon so well... she made it to prepare for Discord.

#31 · 133w, 2d ago · · · Vessel ·

Well, I now have some nice fuel for my villains. Is it wrong that I am no more than mildly disturbed by this?

#32 · 126w, 5d ago · · · Vessel ·

So fucking creepy and so well written. Why the hell can't I give you two thumbs up?!

#33 · 101w, 3d ago · · · Hexonxonx ·

I think that brown earth pony could have chosen a better target for roofies than the DJ; it would seem somepony noticed her unconsciousness.

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