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Ostinato was sure he could change his life, working for his uncle as a corner shop delivery colt, if he went to study and live in Colton-on-Sea. What he didn't account on was how much his mother's old friend, her stocky husband and the daughter of an upper class family would turn his world upside down...

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I would think not long. But whatever the case, whenever the two first meet, it should be fairly memorable. :pinkiehappy:

Oh, this will be a pleasure to read! Uncle Arkwrong was a charming, if cheap curmudgeon. And do I detect some overall improvement since the last story? I believe I do! Cannot wait for the next chapter. :raritystarry:

Love it so far! Ostin's adventures as a young man; I see a very interesting story ahead. Keep up the great work Bob.

This just keeps getting better! Love your characters, and Sandy is just adorable. Also, Mixy next chapter? *squeeeee* I can't wait to see what happens when Mixy and Sandy meet. Keep up the great work Bob!

For fans of your comic series, this is building anticipation to see Mixy for the first time, and like you said, establishing the setting and introducing Mixy's parents a bit before Mixy arrives. Sandy and Tonnage won't be the focus of the later chapters, not to the same degree Mixy will, so its good to see their prominence here. That said, I cannot wait to see these two developed more, perhaps get a word or two out of Tonnage. He fills the same trope of the 'strong-and-silent' type Big Mac fills, so it'd be interesting to see how he sets himself apart.

Mmm, this is making me nostalgic for when I was on vacation in England this past fall...the townhouses...the seashore...the English breakfasts...fish and chips...:twilightsmile:

“What? I’ve got to keep an eye on my takings, you never know who could be lurking round the shop in the time we’ve been gone” Arkwrong started to unbutton his coat.

“Uncle, please don’t show me, you’ll get yourself arrested again!”

“Hey, I thought we agreed not to speak about that” Arkwrong began buttoning up his coat again “That nurse always was one for dropping me in it!”

MY SIDES!!!!:pinkiegasp::derpyderp1::fluttershbad:

This actually explains SOOOO much. :rainbowlaugh::twilightsmile: Have to admit though, I wasn't expecting the tale to take this direction, but so much the better. This is actually more interesting than what I had been expecting, so it's all good. :pinkiehappy:

4447183 Thanks chap. Part of me was actually worried that this was the chapter where I was going to mess everything up! :rainbowlaugh:

Yay, another chapter! I'm more surprised of how much I like Tonnage without him uttering a single word. Keep up the great work Bob; I can't wait to read the next chapter.

I had briefly forgotten Tonnage was a pegasus, but of course I was soon reminded. :rainbowlaugh:

Nice little interlude chapter, and a little character fleshing for Tonnage, even though he is still being very silent. Kudos on that, by the way. It's not always easy to have a character like Tonnage remain silent for so long. I'm curious to see how long you can make it last. With luck, maybe the whole fanfic. That'd be pretty impressive, especially if there are more chapters with him playing a pivotal role like this ahead. :pinkiehappy:

4596783 oh, I've certainly got plans for him to play a big part in the plot later on :raritywink:

When Ostin sneezed for his photocard, I had to stop everything and hunt down the comic I knew you had done addressing this moment. :rainbowlaugh:

So they've got computers, eh? Huh, okay. Up until now there hadn't been much mention of such a thing, and I had been under the impression things were a little more robust in their world. But hey, you'd know better than I would, you're the creator. :derpytongue2:

4960235 personally, I wasn't to sure on included them myself, so I tried to think in sort of 1970s home computer sense. :derpytongue2:

4961381 ...even though technically the webcam-like device you describe being use was more of a 1990s-on sort of thing, but who's counting? :derpytongue2:

4962107 certainly not me. Shows how bad I am with technology and dates :rainbowlaugh:

Another great chapter Mr. Bob! I know what you are talking about. When I was in collage it took me forever to finish my English papers, but my creative writing stories were done before I left the school that day. I guess it just depends on how much it actually interest you.

So Spyglass's tactic for trying to pull his daughter into his style of life further is to effectively push her further away.


I actually kind of wish you had fleshed out Mixy and Ostin's walk and talk in the rain a bit more rather than a quick summary, but other than that, it's a good chapter, and it conveys all the right emotions at the right time. A little sappy here and there but I think that was probably intentional given the characters so I consider that a good thing. :twilightsmile:

The name of the town/city is driving me crazy. Also it is muzzle not nuzzle. Good work though.

Nice backstory for Octavia's parents, hope to see more chapters soon.

Heh, knowing your art style, makes me wish you could just do the whole story in comic form, even though I know that'd be an impossibly demanding task that even I wouldn't want to personally undertake. :rainbowlaugh:

Ditto what captainblackmane said, it was worth the wait, even worth going back and rereading the last chapter so I could have all the finer details fresh in mind, and it's especially good to see Mixy and Ostin interacting on a regular basis now. You've kept the characters very nicely balanced, helped by the fact that both have equal chance to embarrass themselves in front of the other. Kind of keeps them both humble and on the same level. :twilightsmile:


Rather amusingly, at one point I did actually think about doing just that! The problem however, particularly with earlier chapters, is that a script would be far too descriptive, with hardly any dialogue, meaning there would be large sections which would unfortunately like a picture book!

That, and having done detailed full page illustrations for books before (A3 landscape sized) they can take at least one week to produce (Blank page to full finished image) and that's not even bringing in directorial skills required for comic book illustration, so that'd drain all the living energy out of me.

Hey, I would've been all for large sections looking like a picture book, as the descriptive parts of the story are some of my favorite parts. Really gives you an excellent feel for the terrain. And I've said it before, but it successfully makes me long for the sadly brief time I was in the UK myself, sightseeing, and all that came with it. Makes me want to go back. :twilightsmile:

...but yes. Telling it in comic form really would be too massive an undertaking for one fellow. The fanfic really is the more practical way to go.

Fortunately, it's just as enjoyable in fanfic form too. :pinkiehappy:

Love the open all hours start, was half expecting Nurse Gladdis Emmanuel. But from now on I will hear David Jason's voice for Ostin

Must admit, it amuses me that it's taken almost two years for anyone to get the reference, or write about it, at least...

Comment posted by Starlight Nova deleted Dec 16th, 2019

Ostin looked again at the large collection of bows in the basket, questioning how a single stallion could own so many bowties. He silently told himself not to end up like this himself.

*snicker* :rainbowlaugh:

Always nice to see a new chapter on this, and good to see that Mixy and Ostin are getting secrets cleared out of the way, rather painlessly too.

Of course, I suspect that'll be the by far easiest part of their relationship. :twilightoops:

In music terms, Ostinato means a persistently repeating phrase.

Hey, at least you know the difference between a soup spoon and a dessert spoon. I'm not sure if I've ever even SEEN a dessert spoon before...*looks it up on Wikipedia real quick*...yep, can't say that I have. Have seen a soup spoon before though, though I don't think I've ever actually used one. I know, I'm so American and uncultured. :rainbowlaugh:


I'm more surprised that you haven't seen a dessert spoon. Almost every spoon here is a dessert spoon.

Which is odd, cause we seem to eat more soup with spoons than dessert here. :rainbowlaugh:

7383894 Like I said, I'm uncultured in comparison. I grew up using only ever using one type of spoon, which upon looking it up, I found would most probably be classed as a common teaspoon.

To me, though, they're all the same. You either have a fork, or a spoon. There's not much more to it than that. :rainbowlaugh:

I suppose then that I should never dine in your presence. :twilightsheepish:

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