Story: Piu Allegro // The New Roommate

[Normal] I suppose band ponies were inevitable.  Octavia *IS* kind of cute…

Author: Jimbo

Description: The Grand Galloping Gala is an exciting night for many ponies, especially for the distinguished student quartet selected to perform there. But the road to success is not an easy one, as Octavia will soon find out.

Piu Allegro
Piu Allegro Gdocs

Piu Allegro Live Reading

Additional Tags: Octavia, pony quartet, Opus, Snoozaphone, Locrian, music, Grand Galloping Gala, Canterlot

[Random] Indian in the Cupboard style stuff!

Author:  Jimbo

Description: A typical morning in a significantly atypical household. A twist on the “human in Canterlot” idea. Starring Colgate and her new human roommate, Sky Reacher.

The New Roommate
The New Roommate Gdocs

Additional Tags: Colgate/Romana/Toothpaste Butt, human OC, Sky Reacher, brushie brushie brushie

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42 Responses to Story: Piu Allegro // The New Roommate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Octavia is absolutely gorgeous and she is mai waifu.

  2. ToonNinja says:

    Once again, a background pony with no lines and only a vague influence on the story has a shot at winning the hearts of bronies everywhere. If this keeps up, there will be hundreds of fics surrounding characters with a combined screentime of half an episode. And I am totally okay with that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    @AnonymousBack off, buddy. I loved Cello Pony first.

  4. Twinkletail says:

    oh wow…i just submitted the octavia story i'm working on this morning! omg herdmindi absolutely loved the use of all the musical terms, and also the way you depicted octavia's personality (which is a bit different than what i went with).gonna read the second story in a moment, but just wanted to comment on that one.

  5. Anonymous says:

    on the first-that ending made it excelent

  6. Anonymous says:

    "brown one with the bass"Are you looking at what I'm looking at?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Colgate is my absolute favorite BG pony

  8. Anonymous says:

    Re: Piu AllegroIt's "pored," not "poured." Nice story, though. I thought the random Sousaphone was pretty hilarious.

  9. Anonymous says:

    brushie brushie brushie

  10. Dave says:

    Why does the Cellist's Cutie Mark look like the disabled handicap parking symbol?

  11. Anonymous says:

    In reference to the blog entry itself, Octavia's instrument is a cello, not a double bass. A double bass would be bigger, and the tuning pegs on them are different than the other instruments in its family.And yes, Octavia is incredibly cute.@DaveIt's a treble clef.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love Octavia so much. She's my new favorite background pony.

  13. 5t3v0 says:

    Locrian? Hey, my band, "(Lo)creation" is also named after that musical mode! /shameless plug

  14. Anonymous says:

    Clearly Cello Pony is the Best Pony. Perhaps even better than you-know-who.I think at least an Octavia-themed banner is in order.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I do believe that's a treble clef on Octavia

  16. Anonymous says:

    It is a treble clef; and there's already some high-res art of her floating

  17. Anonymous says:

    @AnonymousNo! You guys step off! I loved her first! She's mai waifu!…Octavia! You're our waifu!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I was just over on DA and it was brought to my attention that Octavia shares her coat, mane, and eye color with one of Pinkie's sisters in The Cutie Mark Chronicles. mind = blown

  19. Chris says:

    I don't care what you cello-lovers say, the fact is that she's playing an instrument with a violin-family body in an upright position. There's an actual instrument that meets that physical description and is properly played from that position: the bass violin. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  20. Anonymous says:

    @ChrisCompare the pegbox of a double bass to anything else in its family; it's entirely unique. Octavia's instrument is a cello.She's standing upright because she's a pony, not a human; and only Lyra sits in the position most humans would play a cello in. She's still holding her instrument in the correct way for it to be a cello.

  21. Chris says:

    @ Anonymous (7:20):To your first point, the body of a bass violin is identical in shape to the body of a violin, viola, and cello. I think you're thinking of a string bass, which is actually a hybridized member of the viol family.To the question of pony sitting, we see not only Lyra, but Fluttershy (in Bird in the Hoof), Pinkie (in Party of One), and even the piano-playing pony in Octavia's quartet all sitting 'human-style,' so it's clearly possible for ponies to do so. Additionally, based on the apparent size of the instrument relative to the grand piano (assuming that it's an 88 key full grand, built to real-world scale) the instrument she's playing seems to be a bit under six feet from the bottom of the body to the top of the head; far to large to be a cello (unless for some bizarre reason ponies play scaled-up instruments). it seems to me most likely to me that Octavia is playing a 5/8 or 1/2 bass violin.

  22. Anonymous says:

    @ChrisPegbox isn't the body; it's the the construct at the top of the neck that houses the tuning pegs. A Double Bass features a pegbox (and tuning pegs) that are constructed differently than any other instrument in its family. Instead of wooden pegs, it has machine heads designed for fine-tuning rather than rough tuning. The entire look of them is different.Even if you aren't a musician, images and descriptions of the unique pegbox construction of the double bass is easily found on Wikipedia or other sites.

  23. Anonymous says:

    You guys, it's obviously a cello. How else would she be Cello Pony?

  24. Naxts says:

    Ya know what I think guys?I think she's playing a bass. Lemme explain. Ponies are not sized the same way people are. People play basses standing up while you play a cello sitting down. Since Octavia is standing, she is playing a pony-sized bass which makes the same sound as a people cello.Science my friends.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Dammit, looks like someone needs to write Lauren Faust on her DA and ask her about this.

  26. Anonymous says:

    @NaxtsPegbox and tuning pegs are still wrong for a Double Bass, whatever its scale.

  27. Chris says:

    @ Anonymous (7:53)I apologize; for some reason I read pegbox and thought tailpiece (which is also slightly different between the violin and viola families).In any case, a double bass IS a string bass, and neither of them are bass violins (or violins, period), although they are sometimes erroneously referred to as such. The bass violin fell out of favor several hundred years ago, its roll subsumed by both the cello and the hybridized double bass we know today.And I double-checked, to make sure I didn't make any more stupid mistakes: the bass violin did not have a mechanical headpiece.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I doubt if the animators would've had her playing an instrument that hasn't been widely popular since the 17th century, so I think it's most likely her instrument is in fact a Cello.The bass violin, which I've looked up (never having heard one), is said in The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments to be the direct ancestor of the modern Cello.So whatever way you look at it, the thing is basically a Cello or something more-or-less indistinguishable from one to the modern eye.

  29. Dave says:

    …And that's what I get for failing to remember I can click images for a higher resolution.D'oh.

  30. Anonymous says:

    FUCK ALL YALL, Octavia's mine!Also, the colgate story made me grin like a mad man. Would love some more "Indian in the cupboard" style stories. Also Also, @Naxts, You're forgetting these are LITTLE ponies. :p

  31. Anonymous says:

    Octavia is certainly gorgeous, but she won't win me away from Twilight's charms. Ahem. Regarding "Piu Allego", we now have a new entry for our collection of Famous Last Words. Well done.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Silly Octavia, music for the cello is written in the bass clef, not the treble!Also, as for the second one: wut

  33. Anonymous says:

    Looks nothing like Pinkies sister, stop this myth in its tracks.

  34. Anonymous says:

    What does waifu mean?

  35. Escher says:

    ^ just google it.I found Piu Allegro kind of disappointing. It feels like the intro to a story rather than the whole of a story. The only conflict is pretty much instantly resolved and the hero learns nothing from the experience.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Escher has a point, do you have any plans to continue writing for this?

  37. Jimbo says:

    @Escher (and ditto @ anonymous)Yeah, it is an introduction! The small victory was intended to lead into the next big chapter in her life – the Grand Galloping Gala! I wanted to lead into her life a little more, so the reader would understand more about her before the Gala. Ironically, this got delayed due to my attendance at a summer music festival! So I will be continuing it, but it might not happen til July. Sorry! Wish I had more free time, but I'm keeping busy here, and busy is good!

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  40. RToasts says:

    Call Celestian Music Conservatory students for Gala.Invite natural disaster itself from Ponyville.

  41. RToasts says:

    Call Celestian Music Conservatory students for Gala.Invite natural disaster itself from Ponyville.

  42. liya says:

    @ChrisOctavia is, without a doubt, a bassist. A cello would be much smaller, she would have to play it sitting down, the end pin would have to be out much farther, and there are no fine-tuners. The instrument is in proportion with a bass(if we were to say she were human-sized) and the pegs are bass-styled. Since Octavia is an amazing musician, she would have no doubt playing her bass to the pitch of a cello, which is possible on a bass. I am both a cellist and a bassist(as well as a huge My Little Pony fan), and can easily distinguish the two, even in cartoon form. The only thing I don't understand is why the symbol on her butt is a treble clef, and not a bass clef….

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