• Member Since 19th Mar, 2012
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the wankstain formerly known as Chromosome


All legends begin somewhere, and in the musical world, they tend to begin at the Hoofington Institute for Musical Excellence. When a young, unwilling Vinyl Scratch is forced into its halls, she will discover far more than simply music among dark secrets. Because after all, great ponies are not born, but grown from the ashes of dying myths.

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So it turns out one needs to press "Submit" before the story actually becomes available.

I'm super special because my brain does good. :derpytongue2:


Got school soon but I added to read later :D

Nice to see you finally putting your stuff on here!


A good beginning. Characters were all shown and basic traits too. Looking forward to more.


Oh no! the dreaded hiatus


This is actually pretty old, too. I just didn't know that it wasn't "submitted". :rainbowlaugh:


I promise this story isn't dead! If I let it die, Noble Cause would do the same to me. I'm just working on other projects, is all.

First up, reading this story was the lone bright spot on a painfully long, boring train journey I had today, so I have to thank you for that :pinkiesmile:

Secondly, I feel this definitely deserves a lot more attention than it's gotten so far, especially considering White Box's success. There are so many things to love about it: big creepy building, engaging characters, vivid descriptions... the list goes on! And it's very nice to see somepony write about Vinyl's foalhood- I admit, I don't read a lot of fiction about this character, nevertheless it's something I've yet to see tackled. On top of that, your characterization of her is marvellous: she seems angsty and a little flawed (laughing at Professor Smooth Song and first greeting Octavia by being really snarky, albeit justifiably so), but she's also very relatable. In particular I love the line near the beginning, 'She was a Scratch, and she hated music.' Coming from a family where everypony other than myself seems to either play an instrument or has a real passion for music, I felt like I could really understand that sentiment.

I have to admit, though, it seems a little odd to me that they'd let in ponies who weren't entirely sure that they were interested in music. With Vinyl's parents, I can easily imagine they'd take her in without a moment's hesitation no matter what her attitude to music, but then there's ponies like Falsetto who don't know what they want to do yet (or at least that's the impression I got from, 'Vinyl smiled to herself. At least she wasn’t alone.' I really apologize if I've got the wrong end of the stick here :fluttershyouch:)? Considering how prestigious the school is and the the course lasts for two years, I would've thought there'd be an entrance exam or perhaps an interview process, like in the School for Gifted Unicorns... just something to make sure that the students were there either because of their talent or because they really wanted to be there. I dunno. Something like that.

... I make it out like it's a big problem, but to be honest, it was only after I'd read it that I even had the thought. It was a great start, and fan-fictions like this — where you can tell how much thought and effort have been put into them — are incredibly rare and ought to be treasured. I'm really looking forward to seeing where this goes, and I'm very curious to see why it was labelled 'grimdark' :pinkiehappy:

I have never squeed so hard in my life till I saw that both of your works are posted here. .

lol, gotta say that ireally didn't expect the fiddle. Good turn =3

i love your knack at creating such unique characters as this "prof. smooth song" and how vinyl is portrayed as a foal here. I have to agree with Lucky that i have kind of wondered about it.
all in all a great read, and i hope to see more wonderful works in the future =3


No, I wouldn't kill you... I know the feeling about other projects taking your time up. Besides, Air is going to be AMAZING.

I see Falsetto as having the same attitude and past as Vinyl: he didn't have a choice in coming here. And his talent...well, we'll just wait and see, won't we?

Phew...and I hope so, for all the trouble it's giving me.

HMM. I declare this story worth fifty muffins.:derpytongue2:

i had been reading this on g-docs. this is an amazing piece of work you have. keep up the good work. have a mustache. :moustache:

This is really good, I hope you can get back to it soon

I'm liking this more and more with each paragraph! Shame it's on hiatus. :ajsleepy:

Please keep working on this! I'm hooked! I need more, MORE!!!

Pleathe? :rainbowwild:

I had an roc tune playing in my head, along with an awesome cinematic and dancing skills ^^

Vinyl= rainbow dash
Octavia= Rarity
Falsetto= Fluttershy
Fiddlestick= Applejack

... Did anyone else notice this?

No better way to describe my reaction when I found this story here. This is one of the fanfics that started me into the fandom. So hurry up and update:flutterrage:, but, when you want to.:scootangel:

“Let’s try the bass, for starters. It’s

fragile, so don’t drop it.”


You can't deny that pun.

And I repeat...


“Let’s try the bass, for starters. It’s

fragile so don’t drop it."

I see what you did there.



Aww, whyd you cancel it :(

why did you cancel it :fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

Why cancel it??????:fluttercry:

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