Story: Changing Octaves (Update Part 2!)

[Sad] Is this the new Lyra?  She seems really popular lately!

Author: Twinkletail

Description: Pinkie and her sister Octavia meet up for the first time in years in a most unexpected place, and Pinkie learns that things at home have changed quite a bit. Based on the recent theory that the contrabass player at the Gala is a grown-up version of Pinkie’s sister from Cutie Mark Chronicles.

Changing Octaves
Changing Octaves Part 2 (New!)

Additional Tags: An unexpected Pie family reunion

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59 Responses to Story: Changing Octaves (Update Part 2!)

  1. ToonNinja says:

    The suspense! In all seriousness, this looks to be a great story. I knew it was only a matter of time before Pinkie's family surfaced in the fics, but I didn't expect anyone to draw a connection between them and Octavia. Color me intrigued.

  2. lesserpoet says:

    This is wonderful, Five stars! I cannot wait for the continuation!

  3. Anonymous says:

    ToonNinja what about the fic where Photo Finish was one of Pinkie's sisters called "Forever"?

  4. Newb says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Octavia! ❀

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would assume that this is going straight into the AU territory if Celestia didn't show up at the donut shop(or maybe its after/before?) But I eagerly await the next installment. Good luck!

  6. kwj says:

    damn too many people at google docs i can't read it

  7. Anonymous says:

    Too many viewers reading google docs. again.Seriously, anyone have any webspace they'd donate to a real fic archive?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Potentially good.

  9. Lol, so Pinkie's sisters became Octavia and Photo Finish, eh?

  10. Adrian Brony says:

    I need help, I swear. when I clicked the link I could have SWORN it said "There are currently too many ponies viewing this document. Please try again later."on second examination it didn't but that just means I'm hallucinating.

  11. Anonymous says:

    More like the new VInyl Scratch, given the music motif and only appearing in one episode (so far). As a side note, I have my own belief that Scratch is related to Rarity somehow, but that is neither here nor there…As for the Octavia being Pinkie's sister thing, I like the idea. True you could make the argument that the colors don't match up exactly and you'd think Pinkie would have at least mentioned it during the episode, but where's the fun in that? Admit it, the idea of Pinkie Pie's sister being a classy musician is amusing to no end.

  12. Anonymous says:

    At least she is no longer rollin' rocks, but…/shades… rock'n rollin'.(YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!)

  13. Anonymous says:

    lyra is cooler, just saying…….

  14. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymousyou're right, lyra is cooler, but octavia is prettier.

  15. Anonymous says:

    May i just say, that is not a contrabass, that is a cello.

  16. Twinkletail says:

    @Anonymousi still think it's a bass due to how big it is, but then again, ponies are somewhat small.either way, i changed it to cello in the story itself, but that was after i sent the email to seth.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Octavia is not Pinkies sister imo but I'll give this a read later.

  18. It's already been said that Octavia's colors don't match up to Pinkie's sister.HOWEVERI do like this, and hope to see the next part.

  19. DA says:

    I do not like the idea of them being sister (is just a stupid theory which is so vague, you'd end up relating everypony to everypony), but this story was really good. Even more when you listen to some classical music while you read.

  20. Anonymous says:

    It's so weird how people latch onto background characters like this. Why is that?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Please promise the you will continue this story πŸ™‚

  22. ToonNinja says:

    @AnonymousDidn't read that. I'll have to look into it.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Has Lyra ever played an instrument on the show? I don't think she has.

  24. Anonymous says:

    @AnonymousThere's only so much time in each episode, and pretty much all of that time is devoted to the mane cast. As such, we sometimes see background ponies that catch our eye for one reason or another, and we want to know more about them, mostly because they never got a chance to shine in the actual show.

  25. Anonymous says:

    @supervanman64I kinda beg to differ. for Inky Pie. Lavender Eyes, light grey coat and dark grey mane. The only difference I really see is the fact that Inky's mane is straight and Octavia's is wavey… But she could have easily have gotten it done be.

  26. Chessie2003 says:

    Octavia couldn't possibly be Pinkie's sister!*watches Cutie Mark Chronicles*Dear god…

  27. MintyRest says:

    Pinkie's hair changes texture and her brightness shifts based on her mood, why would the rest of her family be exempt?Not to mention she is the only character at the Gala to roll her eyes when Pinkie shows up. And the Pianist seems to blame her for it, not the pink ball of energy.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I love Octavia. When I first saw her on the episode, I immediately used the Internet to find her name, and chained my steam name and profile pic to her. I honestly thought I would be the only brony who like her, but apparently not!P.S. She looks very pretty. :3

  29. DA says:

    @AnonymousI, too, though I was the only one who would like her. It was love at first sight, lol. After I watched the episode, I spent the entire time F5-ing at the MLP wikia to see what name they'd come up with.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, really. I love Pinkie Pie's stories, they usially much deeper and better than others. Dunno why.

  31. That's not Pinkie pie's sister! lolShe's just a cute bg pony :DLove to see her more!

  32. This is great.I also just read Appleshy, and I can say that I'm extremely excited to see where this goes.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I'm sorry, but the colour scheme is too different for Octavia to be Pinkie's sister (relative to Pinkie's actual sister).I do like Octavia though, so elegant, I really want to see more of her.

  34. Dionysus says:

    Oh I have a bad feeling about where this is going~Poor Pinkie

  35. Baree says:

    Very intriguing. I will be looking forward to the next chapter.I just pray its not going to be to sad.

  36. rangergx9 says:

    Excellent, I will be looking forward to the next chapter!

  37. Nova25 says:

    Interesting.From the fans' theories, Photo Finish and Octavia are the 2 sisters of Pinky Pie.I agree with that, yeah.

  38. Twinkletail says:

    i always like to answer questions, so here goes:regarding the instrument thing: i ended up changing it to a cello in the story, but did so after i sent seth the email, so it still says contrabass in the description. i still think it's more of a bass since she's standing for it, but to avoid an argument, i'll stick with cello.regarding whether or not octavia is pinkie's sister: i know people whose hair color changed as they aged, so it's not totally out of the question. it's still really closeregarding photo finish being pinkie's other sister: i never read the fic that used that, and i was actually a little upset when i realized that certain things i'm doing with the rest of the story won't allow that to work.glad y'all are enjoying this. i was writing out the summary of the rest of the story today at work, and i think this is gonna end up being my favorite of my stories. will be working on part 2 soon πŸ™‚

  39. Anonymous says:

    …Photo Finish as Pinkie's other sister? Ok, now that makes less since than Octavia…

  40. Anonymous says:

    Final line: "We have a lot to talk about."Instant reaction: "OMG PINKIE'S AN AUNTIE SQUEEE!"

  41. Anonymous says:

    IS there going to be more :)?

  42. Twinkletail says:

    @Anonymousabsolutely! i have this planned to be a long one. second part is about half done.

  43. Hazi says:

    CAN'TFREAKINGWAITFORPART 2 <333Well, I didn't love Octavia the second I saw her in the episode, but she did caught my eye for being the most original background female Pony I'd ever saw throughout season 1And after I found out her fan-name, I loved her even more~Phewh, and I thought I was the only one who thought Photo Finish looks like one of Pinkie's sisters!But if only she wasn't blue, it would made more sense

  44. Anonymous says:

    Surely Octavia and Pinkie Pie's sister from Cutie Mark Chronicles have big differences between eachother…*a quick comparison later*OK, I'm in support of the theory, the resemblance is indeed uncanny (quoting Twilight). Same coat, mane and eye colours, and the wavy hair style instead of dead straight hairstyle can easily be explained through one of several theories including age, it being styled just for the Gala, and Octavia being related to Pinkie – whose hairstyle changes dramatically based on mood, and life events.

  45. Anonymous says:

    …that second chapter was uncomfortably short.Well written, yes… but short. Very short.

  46. halofan01 says:

    Very interesting fic, sad but also keeps in the FIM style.Could become a great fic about our most recent favourite background pony.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Short and sweet.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Hm, I wonder if Pinkie is going to bring up the fact that she was just hanging out with the Princess and knows her star pupil…Anyways, nice to see an update to this fic, especially since we have an Octavia theme going on now.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Try these links, they don't have limits:(1)[Change the /edit to /preview; there's a bug in Google Docs at the moment that doesn't do that automatically when there are too many viewers to edit it live.]Intriguing story, this one!

  50. Kjh242 says:

    That is a Double Bass she is playing- a cello would be smaller. The only instruments I can think of with the title of "contra" are the contrabass clarinet (which I play) and the contrabassoon. There's also the octa-contrabass clarinet, but there's only like four pieces for those in the world.

  51. Anonymous says:

    I love that someone made a story about Octavia! πŸ˜€

  52. Ivan2294 says:

    The fact that you aren't using their actual names is driving me crazy. I CAN'T TAKE CONTRADICTION TO CANON!!!!

  53. Anonymous says:

    @Ivan2294:I kinda prefer Twinkletail's version, where the Pies didn't name their fillies after the Pac-Man ghosts.

  54. Anonymous says:

    So… the easy answer is to have the Princess float a no-interest, pay when you can loan.Since, you know, Pinkie Pie's a national hero and all.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Is there going to be more? Has anyone seen Twinkletail anywhere?Cause I am recording this and the tag incomplete I put into the file is laughing at me….. pretty hard.

  56. Twinkletail says:

    @AnonymousMy apologies…I've been incredibly busy recently. I hope to get the next part done very soon.

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