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This account is no longer in use. I'm leaving it up so people can read my stuff. If you need to contact me, send an email to dawnfade@gmail.com


A refined mare fresh out of high school and a dropout following her dreams find themselves forced to spend a lot of time together.

With the help of a meddling psychology tutor and their new classmates, can they find what they've been looking for?

French Translation!

Fan Stuff!

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Comments ( 5947 )

I like this so far, and I didn't see any grammar mistakes, so nice job! I like Octavia X Vinyl, idk why. just cuz. I'm liking this so far though.

damn, I didn't see either of the references! Oh, and I didn't spot any grammar mistakes on this one either. Nice work, I can see this story getting pretty popular if it continues at this rate. At least, once you upload it.

Thanks for the help! Yeah, I absolutely love this pairing so I figured it was time I wrote about it. They just complement each other so well.

Hmm.... seems interesting. "Psych" really is a weird name :derpytongue2: Possible Psych-o joke ahead, though. I'll definitely watch and see how does this weekend ends. Judging by the tags, I have no idea what to expect! :rainbowlaugh:

Very well written; can't wait for more!:twilightsheepish:

Cool! I'm tracking this. Sounds purty interesting. :pinkiesmile:

*has read Allegrezza and has incredible memory for useless facts*

*knows refrence is in there and recogniized it, but cannot put finger on exact part*

*rage ensues*

I like where this is going...very nice. I especially lost it at the “Take psychology, they said. The teacher’s nice, they said,”



i really enjoyed the personalities of the two main characters, Vinyl and Octavia. especially since their personalities fit with the description everyone would guess from them. the conflict was also accurate, and i have to fully admit, i had a good laugh at some of Vinyl Scratch's grumblings. :rainbowlaugh:

Kudos to do, i;; follow this and see where it goes.

and this is why OctaviaxVinyl is so much fun.

And personally (probably because I'm annoyed that I can't get the real one) I would conjecture that, to some extent, most of this is an Alegrezza reference in a very limited sense, as Alegrezza, so far as I can tell, helped to set many of the aspects of fanon which you draw upon in this fic.

Which isn't to say that this fic isn't fantastic and an original concept, just that you draw from Vinyl and Octavia's relatively well-established fanons (which are fantastic unto themselves)

This probably makes me sound like a jerk in some way. Ah well, common enough. I'll probably take some time tomorrow to state what I meant and apologize. Fantastic fic!

Gah, I wait impatiently for more.:fluttercry:

Glad you like it! I'll be posting in a sporadic, semi-weekly pattern.

Thank you! I hope the next few chapters will be up to the same quality.

Thanks! :)

Hahaha, it's quite an obscure one, but then all the best references are :D

It is a really good story.


I'm happy you're enjoying it! Plenty more to come.

Oh, absolutely. Allegrezza has been a big contributor to the fanon of many people regarding Vinyl and Octavia. But lets not go overboard and say that any VxO story draws solely from that one fic. Much of their fanon personalities were established before Allegrezza, which is why we all found it so engaging: we already had a basic idea for the characters, so Coffeegrunt was able to expand on that and use it to develop them in his own way. Of course, due to the immense popularity of his fic, many bronies came to see his versions of O and V as their personal head-canon, despite the fact they were just polished and refined versions of what they were before Allegrezza. I wanted to try and nip this in the bud by including a reference straight off the bat to show that not only am I aware of (and a fan of) Allegrezza, I'm making a conscious effort to not simply ride on Coffeegrunt's characterisation.
I'm not sure if anything I just said made sense, or if it sounded rude or something, so if it did I'm sorry.
Crap, now I feel like a jerk.

Your patience will be rewarded :)

I am liking this! Can't wait to see more... or read more, i guess :pinkiehappy:


Hooray, I think we managed to communicate without offending people.

And I certainly never meant to insinuate that a fic drew solely on Alegrezza, merely that said fanfic was so influential to the overall fanon that most current uses of their personalities are inherently, on some level, a reference to that fic. And there was certainly existing characterizations before Alegrezza, and while I have been generally unsuccessful in hunting down many specific instances, Thunder and Lightning and, even more significantly, The Vinyl Scratch Tapes, evidence this and likely help to cement the characterizations (particularly The Vinyl Scratch Tapes given its massive popularity and relatively early use of the OctaviaxVinyl ship).Thereby, while new stories such as yours certainly deviate from the overall characterization, the general aspects of the personalities are generally maintained.

And I still have yet to realize the actual reference. ☹

373819 It is one of my fave stories. But it's been a while since I've read it. So far you're story is good, I have to say, and quite the different take on how they met.


I'll be posting in a weird semi-weekly way, so more's coming soon!

"...the general aspects of the personalities are generally maintained."
I'll agree with that.
And I refuse to point out the reference! :D

Thank you. It's always fun looking at fanon relationships from a different perspective. More soon :)


Yaaaay octa scratch :D I can't wait to see how this goes :)

Looking great so far, causing me to anxiously await another! :twilightsmile:

Dangit, I'm missing all the references >_< Time to reread.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out, the setting has potential, and Vinyl&Octavia are best ponies :P

If I was forced to criticise anything at gunpoint, I would name that they kind of eased up really fast. From mortal enemies to best friends in ten minutes? It would have been easier if they found common ground in something (music isn't really an option in that, as their different tastes causes conflict in the first place.)

But like I said, that would be my criticism to save my life, it's still an entertaining story. :twilightsmile:

Why can't I see the bleeping references?

Can't wait for chapter 3! :moustache:

Best pairing :D

You shall not have to wait long!

Don't worry, they are very obscure. I'd be surprised if anyone got them.
I'm glad you're enjoying the story :)

Hehe, I'll make a list at the end of the story and list every single one.

Coming soon!

second best... after appledash :ajsmug::rainbowwild:

Hahah! I had a feeling you would say that, being the writer of TBW and everything.

Shocking, I know! :pinkiegasp: :scootangel:

(speaking of shocks, I'm still shocked of just how many people know my fic :twilightoops::derpyderp2: )

*watches and waits for more* :pinkiehappy:

I think I read the first couple of chapters aaaages ago, and it just stuck with me. Not to mention there's quite a bit of fanart on it now, so it's hard to miss it.

More very soon! :)

This has got to be one of the cutest fics I've read! Thank you so much, and keep it up:twilightsmile:

This is so adorable! I love it! I must has more!!! :heart: :pinkiesmile:

I like how you turned it around in this chapter, Vinyl being confused and suddenly the one without friends.

I LOL'd at the awkward compliment at the end xD

No comment about any super obscure references I might have missed? Surely there is one?! I shall find it! :pinkiecrazy:

I really like your... mane?
XD, awesome chapter man. keep it up!

Many D'awws were made. MOARRR :flutterrage:

Don't you dare get lazy with this! :flutterrage:

Cool story though! :scootangel::pinkiehappy:

Love it so far, keep 'em coming and coming. :D

Really enjoying this :pinkiehappy:
The text messaging is a great addition and also the Lyra & BonBon cameos are fun to read.
My heart broke somewhat when they both admitted they were lonely and had no proper friends to turn to. :fluttershysad:
Nice touch also how Vinyl was all 'things to do and people to see' attitude and then we see her drinking alone and struggling with her feelings.

Now write moar! :pinkiegasp:

I really like this fic, especially because I can relate to some crap in here. Vinyl, being all happy-go-lucky, even though she has a hard time. That is me, wrapped up in a nutshell.
Anyways, enough sadness.

Were there any references in this chapter? I couldn't find any. Of course, I couldn't find any in the others either. Also, I love how Lyra (my favorite background pony) and Bon-Bon are in here.

Awesome chapter, I love how you're developing their relationship.

No, thank you! :)

Then you shall has more!

No references this time... probably...

Cheers man :D

Moar soon, I swear!

How could I get lazy with my OTP? So much is planned, never fear.

Glad you like it! More soon.

Thanks, I wasn't sure what kind of reaction the texting thing would have, so you've helped to reassure me :)

It seems you can't have Vinyl and Octavia without Lyra and Bonbon these days.
And there maaay have been references..... or not...
Thanks for reading :)

Thank you. Plenty more to come :D

405462 Your driving me crazy! :pinkiecrazy: WERE THERE OR WERE THERE NOT REFERENCES TO STUFF?

And I guess you're right. I haven't seen any fics with Vinyl and Tavi without at least Lyra. And where there is Lyra, there is Bon-Bon. And where there is Bon-Bon, there is... something. My brain didn't think that far.

There might not have been a lack of no references.

I love this story it is one of my favorite stories I'm reading.
Nice, I can't wait for the moment when they realize they love each other, I wonder who will be the first one to realize it. I'm looking forward to the drama that will come from it.

It's going to be a fun ride, that's for certain. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

I NEED MOAR!11!!!!11

I'm writing the next chapter RIGHT NOW! My fingers can only move so fast!

not enough finger movement speed
nah I can be patient :pinkiehappy:
such a cute fic :twilightsmile:

405794 ahhh.. Double negatives, we meet again for the last time.

Okay, I get it. There was a lack of references.

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