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If I ever get good at Rocket League, I'll change my name to Terra Score-a.



Every pony in Equestria knows the names Octavia Philharmonica and Vinyl Scratch. Every musician in Equestria knows and reveres their talent and most semi-jokingly complain that Octavia and Vinyl's relationship should count as a monopoly on musical talent. Very few know their early story, years ago when Octavia had only just left Canterlot Conservatory and Vinyl was... well, being Vinyl.

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I'm positively liking this so far. Have a fave and an upvote :twilightsmile:

In the words of Rainbow Dash: Ohmigosh Ohmigosh Ohmigosh Ohmigosh.
I mean... *clears throat* Thank you :twilightsmile:

Huh? Did I do something wrong? :rainbowhuh:

No, anything but! Just... not expecting anything from as good a writer as yourself! Came as a bit of a surprise, is all :twilightblush:

Aw, shucks. Now you're embarrassing me. I've just written a couple OctaScratches and kinda provoked the Jazzy FillyFoolers to be formed, s'all :twilightblush:

Haha, well if you say so. I'm glad that you're enjoying the fic :twilightsmile:

"I reject your name and substitute my own"

Instant like favorite, god damnit make some more chapters.

One of my favorite lines so far, and I wrote it! :pinkiehappy:
As for the chapters: I'm trying!! :fluttershbad:

You sir, also get an Ohmigosh Ohmigosh Ohmigosh!
And I'm glad that you're enjoying the fic :pinkiehappy:

You missed a word here:

She closed her eyes and took a deep breath, turning to make sure that she did not on her fore hooves.

And Vinyl's initial outburst was just a little over the top with references.

That said, it's a very interesting start to a story, and I'm looking forward to more. :twilightsmile:

As a violinist myself, I know how it feels when you look at a piece with changing keys and time signatures and you just kind of think to yourself, "The composer hates me." Poor Octavia.
On a more serious note, I really like this story. It's the first really good Octavia/Scratch fic I've seen in a long time. I can't wait for more!

you will go insane after meeting her once, and i think the only reason vinyl will see the concert is to judge how good octavia actually is at playing the cello being an earth pony and all that

I know that feel; I'm a pianist and cellist myself. Great music to listen to and fun to play once you get used to it, but damn if it doesn't hurt at first. :raritydespair:
And I'm glad that you've enjoyed the fic so far :twilightsmile:

I am liking this. Need more to really tell but it is a good start

Oboe player. High E above the staff. Nearly impossible. Sees high F above that. Quits.
Oboe player. Sees Eb to F# trill. Quits.

I like where this is going.

<3 DarqFox

2320280 You deserve all kinds of respect for that statement alone, more so for it being attached to such an intriguing piece of literature of your own writing.

Oh please, you'll make me blush :twilightblush:

2329171 That's good! If you don't get a little hot from flattery your ego isn't burning of the excess. :raritywink:

I have no idea how that makes sense, but you should see a compliment in there somewhere. :twilightblush:

Haha, that's a good line! I just might have to steal that from you :pinkiecrazy:
... If you don't mind, of course :pinkiesmile:

2329225 Feel free! :pinkiehappy: "Knowledge wants to be free," to quote Mark Stanley of "Freefall", and paraphrase him with "humour wants to be free"

Awesome, just as the previous chapter. I don't see how this doesn't have hundreds of likes. :twilightsmile:

Well, when in doubt... Discord did it? :twilightsheepish:

Oh. The thought had completely escaped me.

I'm going to have to return the favour you did me and steal a line, namely this: "Octavia crashed, defying physics for a moment as she levitated parallel to the ground. However, physics quickly took notice and reasserted its control" It's hilarious. As is your portrayal of Harpo. He's a wonderfully nervous funny wreck! :rainbowlaugh:

You keep a good, steady portrayal of Vinyl being ludicrously social and impulsive in a generous and friendly manner. I can't wait to see more of her!

Ænlic. It's all right if that doesn't make any sense, it's not supposed to.

By all means! I hate having a debt! (Let's ignore that I've read Douglas Adams over and over again. :raritywink: )
And I'm glad you like Harpo, writing for him is a lot more fun than it should be :pinkiehappy:

I have to say, I saw this floating around the other day, but didn't look into it.
BOY was that a mistake.
You've got some hilarious lines in there.
It's great. You always seem to write in just the right great line when I least expect it, and leave me on the floor, clutching my sides, struggling to breath.
In short, I'm gonna go ahead and follow this, because it's a gem.

2330373 Debt settled, then! :moustache: We'll ignore what now? :ajsmug:

There are always those characters. Before you know it, he'll have taken over and have you write fifty stories for him! :pinkiegasp: Or maybe not, maybe he'll just have a few more scenes than initially planned, if even that.

Yay :yay:
I'm glad I could make you laugh and that you're enjoying the fic:twilightsmile:

Ah, the pre-concert jitters. I know them well. And now, for the concert itself! (I'm so excited...)

Here. Take this. :moustache:
You've earned it.

<3 DarqFox

A... A mustache?... For me? :fluttercry:
Thank you!!!

You have incredible potential. I can see you becoming one of the greats. Keep doing what you do, and soon enough, you'll get there. Have another. :moustache:

<3 DarqFox

Mister Fancy Pants, what evil lurks within your thoughts? :trixieshiftright:

I very much enjoyed the concert.
The pacing felt quite natural to me.
It's also pretty impressive that you were able to give me such a strong impression of the piece, mostly through descriptions of the reactions of the Audience members.

Color me intrigued, you've turned out another strong chapter here. Well done! :twilightsmile:

I very much enjoy this story. I see where this is going. I see it.

You sir are a genius.

<3 DarqFox

Let's see if I can't throw a wrench into that vision you have :trixieshiftright: ... The seeing where things are going part, not the "genius" thing :twilightblush:
I rather enjoyed writing the concert part. I kept jumping through music pieces taking different parts and trying to throw them in. And then I decided that talking about the audience would make more sense :pinkiehappy:

Heheheheheh. Lol. I is ferret. Just go ahead and try.

Seriously. You is genius ferret. Keep doing what you does.

<3 DarqFox

I have always loved this pairing. Bravo.

I can't think of a good enough comment to express how awesome this is...oh well, guess you'll have to settle for a :yay:.

who in the hell did Vinyl miss? She was the one that took Octavia to the consent hall?

Vinyl didn't take Octavia to the concert hall, she basically dropped the cellist off at the gates of the Canterlot Conservatory then disappeared to meet someone. She never actually went into the performance and has yet to see Octavia play.
Forgive me for any confusion. :pinkiesad2:

That's plenty! I'm glad that you're enjoying the fic :pinkiehappy:

That's gotta be one of the best Vinyl dialogs I've read in a while. Well done.

Fancy Pants is plotting something. Is it business or the pleasure of others? ... Not that I think his mind ventured into the gutter, rather that he was playing cupid. My bet was for business, anyway. Although I wouldn't put it past Fancy to be a cupid. :trixieshiftright: Actually, the picture that thought inspires is hilarious.

"The stallion waved at the retreating grey figure, then grinned to himself and took up his whiskey bottle. 'Honestly Octavia, what kind of good composer has honor?' Nopony would ever learn how exactly Harpo got back home that night."
I laughed so hard at this line. I love this story so much. The characters feel real, the writing is great, and it is absolutely hilarious. Terrasora, keep up the good work.

Gosh, I loved it. Keep up the good work! :heart:

Frigging awesome If you ask me! This story is nicely paced, well written and a timeless concept that can never get old, but the way you're writing it it excites me like it's brand new! Looking forward to the next chapter when it comes! :pinkiehappy:

That's perfect! :pinkiehappy:
I've been aiming for a slightly different story behind OctaScratch, enough to differentiate it but still make it good; I'm really glad that the story has been so well received! :yay:
Thank you for commenting and for enjoying this fic. :twilightsmile:

And off to the side Harpo is laughing like a mad colt.

That just about sums up the chapter :rainbowlaugh:

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