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[[caption-width-right:322:Like ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''. [[RecycledINSPACE But with ponies]].]]
->''"In the year 1001 of the Celestia calendar, Equestrian scientists developed advanced magic making it possible to broadcast music over long distances. This innovation was called “radio,” and quickly became a sensation throughout Equestria. For a period of time, only one frequency playing classical music was available. This changed when a popular young disk jockey with the stage name DJ-P0n3 (born Vinyl [[spoiler: [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Agatha]]]] Scratch) formally proposed the creation of an independent radio station called K-COLT. It was approved, with DJ-P0n3 as the host. In addition to playing rock-and-roll and other popular music, DJ-P0n3 also hosted the first Equestrian talk show known as 'The Vinyl Scratch.' These broadcasts were recorded for historical significance."''

[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-vinyl-scratch-tapes.html The Vinyl Scratch Tapes]] is a {{dramedy}} fanfic for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.

Written by Corey W. Williams and featured on both Blog/EquestriaDaily and Website/FimfictionDotNet, ''The Vinyl Scratch Tapes'' is a record following two of the ''MLP:[=FiM=]'' fandom’s favorite background ponies, Vinyl Scratch and Octavia, as {{Radio}} TalkShow hosts.

In this story, Vinyl is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and Octavia is her BeleagueredAssistant. HilarityEnsues, along with some {{shipping}} and a surprising amount of CharacterDevelopment.

There are now two complete seasons. According to WordOfGod, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/256646/i-have-started-work-on-the-vinyl-scratch-tapes-season-3 Season 3 is in the works.]]

The whole thing is being adapted into an audio drama on Website/YouTube by ''Midnight Magic Productions''. Begin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-jGp0OxMOY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL here]].
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!!Tropes:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Octavia''': Do you just…have a thing for alliteration or something?\\
'''Vinyl''': And the pony who just used a word I don’t understand is my lovely co-host, Octavia.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Princess Luna knows she screwed up way back when, and her attempt to reach out to Blueblood was part of an overall attempt to make amends for things. She gets royally ticked when she finds out it was Vinyl who guilt-tripped Celestia when she was the one who screwed up.]]
* AttentionWhore: Vinyl and Trixie.
** '''Prince Blueblood'''. At best.
* AudioAdaptation: Beginning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-jGp0OxMOY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL here]].
* BadassBoast: Vinyl drops a decidedly [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina-esque]] one at the end of the first broadcast.
--> '''Vinyl''': “That is the spirit of radio! There’s no limits! We’re here for truth, justice, and the [[ThePowerOfRock power of rock and roll!]] It is our way! It is the only way! Even if we stop broadcasting, our signal will just travel across the universe forever! Stars fade away, comets burn out, black holes devour suns, but even out there in the black, ROCK will always live on! That means music will last longer than the heavens themselves! That is radio! That is K-COLT! And [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THAT. IS. THE VINYL SCRATCH!]]”
** So, in other words, [[Series/{{Firefly}} you]] CantStopTheSignal?
* BeleagueredAssistant: Octavia.
* BerserkButton: If you mess with one of Octavia's friends, she will beat the crap out of you. If you mess with Octavia, Vinyl will call you a jerk, go out of her way to humiliate you, and then have ''security'' ([[spoiler:the Diamond Dogs]]) beat the crap out of you.
** [[spoiler:Make false accusations about Celestia, and when Luna gets the chance to take it out on you, being deafened by the ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE is going to be the ''least'' of your problems.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]TookALevelInBadass: As noted above, Octavia doesn't take it well when her friends are threatened.
* [[BiggerThanJesus Bigger Than Celestia]]: Possibly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by Vinyl in Season 2 episode 2 when talking about Octavia's ensemble.
-->'''Vinyl''': "Octy’s just being modest. Now, not that I’m the type of pony to brag or anything…"
-->'''Octavia''': "Oh, ''here'' we go…"
-->'''Vinyl''': "But they are bigger than ''[[OhMyGods Celestia]]'' now!"
* BigNo: Vinyl does this after Spitfire reveals an [[OldShame embarrassing childhood secret]]: As a young filly, before she got her cutie mark, Vinyl simply ''loved'' playing the [[spoiler: accordion]]!
* BullyingADragon: Vinyl spends the interview with Princess Celestia -- the lady by whose good graces the radio show, [[AndZoidberg and daytime]], even ''exist''-- relentlessly badgering her about sentencing Luna to 1,000 years of boredom and loneliness on the moon, much to Octavia's horror. Though this dragon has family members willing to fight on her behalf. One's stupid and incompetent. The other…[[WhatTheHellHero isn't.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Vinyl. She shamelessly teases, if not outright mocks, just about everyone she interacts with on the show, yet she's still incredibly popular and successful.
* TheCameo: Various. It is a {{Radio}} TalkShow, after all.
** Princess Celestia in Chapter 1
** Spitfire in Chapter 2.
*** Photo Finish is mentioned in Chapter 2, and apparently threw a camera at Vinyl after the latter made fun of her accent and implied it was fake.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders, the Diamond Dogs, and [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood]] in Chapter 3.
*** During the CMC scene, Twilight Sparkle gets one line--the only appearance by any of the mane cast so far.
** Also in Chapter 3, K-Colt is now sponsored by Derpy Express, Equestria's most endearing delivery service. They even include free Muffins!
** And in Chapter 4, Trixie becomes K-Colt's latest sponsor, with a hilariously long, self-promoting spiel. Octavia notes that she's somehow even more egotistical than Vinyl.
** In Chapter 2 Part 1, Twilight is ''almost'' mentioned by name as a sponsor.
* [[CantHoldHerLiquor Can't Hold Her Cider]]: [[spoiler: Trixie]] in Season 2 Chapter 5.
** VomitIndiscretionShot: The result.
-->'''[[spoiler: Octavia]]''': "It's on my hooves!"
** ArtisticLicenseBiology: Real horses ''can't'' throw up.
* CerebusRetcon:
** In Season 2 Chapter 3, lines delivered by Princess Luna [[spoiler: show that Vinyl's attitude towards Princess Celestia in the first season's first episode was completely out of line and that Blueblood knows how much he's hated and that his life has become almost a living hell because of what Vinyl did during Season 1 episodes 3 and 4.]] For some readers those episodes are no longer funny because of the subtext that is now known.
** Blueblood calling Octavia's band mediocre in a private moment to Trixie would imply his cancellation of Octavia's shows wasn't motivated purely by spite, even if spite probably did play a role in the timing.
* ChewbaccaDefense: Vinyl in Season 2 Chapter 2 applies this to Octavia upon hearing that somepony wants to do a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''-esque show starring her and her ensemble.
-->'''Octavia:''' What do solving mysteries have to do with music anyway?\\
'''Vinyl:''' What don't they have to do with it?\\
'''Octavia:''' …that's so stupid I don't know how to respond.\\
'''Vinyl:''' Hurray, that means I win by default!
* CloudCuckoolander: Vinyl, as Octavia often points out.
* {{Crossover}}: At one point, ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' did a crossover with the audio version, where they performed a Q&A session together. It was rather easy to set up, because the voice of the Doctor (The Jamjar) is also the director of the audio version of ''The Vinyl Scratch Tapes.''
* ADayInTheLimelight: The entire story is one for the two mane characters. Also, Williams takes the other members of Octavia's ensemble (who are often ignored by the fandom) and gives them names, personalities and dialogue (except for Harpo Parish Nadermane, who's TheVoiceless [[spoiler:until chapter two of the second season to provide a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]]).
* DeadpanSnarker: Pretty much Octavia’s default setting.
** Though Vinyl tends to snark quite a bit too:
-->'''Celestia''' (on the topic of imprisoning Luna on the moon): “T-that’s a bit out of context.”
-->'''Vinyl''': “Fair enough. Please explain the context of hurling your little sister into the dark reaches of space.”
** SnarkToSnarkCombat: The snark almost reaches critical mass when [[spoiler: Vinyl and Octavia are guests on Blueblood and Trixie's radio show]] in Season 2 Episode 5. Literally everypony has a few sarcastic lines.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Octavia's CharacterDevelopment throughout the story. She evolves from barely tolerating Vinyl's loud mouth and outrageous antics to realizing that she's really a good pony and becoming friends with her. [[spoiler:Season 2 takes this further when they move in together.]]
* DidNotThinkThisThrough:
** Little Vinyl had a habit of [[KleptomaniacHero swiping]] any musical instrument that caught her eye during her quest to obtain her Cutie Mark. When she found one that she absolutely loved, she decided to invite everyone to her concert performance, including that instrument's rightful owner, ''the local sheriff''.
** [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood, who doesn't see any problems with outlining his [[SarcasmMode brilliant]] plot to get K-COLT off the air in front of a huge, increasingly angry audience.]]
* DramaticThunder:
** [[spoiler: Trixie punctuates her [[LargeHam dramatic speech]] to kick off National Pony Radio with this. It ends up setting the studio on fire.]]
** Also used by [[spoiler:[[NoIndoorVoice Luna]]]]. BIG TIME!!!
* DumbassDJ:
** Subverted with Vinyl herself.
** Blueblood
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Did you know Vinyl's middle name is [[spoiler: Agatha]]?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Trixie]] is ''appalled'' at [[spoiler:Blueblood's]] plan to ruin Octavia's career.
* {{Flanderization}}: [[spoiler:Prince Blueblood]] is turned from a shallow, snobby, self-absorbed {{Jerkass}} to a guy who lives to make everyone around him miserable through his inconsiderate excesses. The series portrays the Diamond Dog Rover in a less unpleasant light. For the record, in the actual show, Rover is an aggressive, foul-smelling, dim-witted, criminal ''slaver''. As of Season two, however, he's been getting some CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler: and at the end of the season seems to be tentatively entering a friendship with Vinyl.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: Given the fic is based on in-universe recordings of the show and we're told it went on to become immensely popular and long-running, [[spoiler: the efforts of Prince Blueblood to ruin it are doomed to failure.]]
* GenkiGirl: Vinyl Scratch.
* GroupHug: Initiated by Beauty Brass near the end of the interview with Octavia's ensemble.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In Season 2, Chapter 5 Blueblood more or less reverses the planned damage he would have done to Octavia and her Ensemble and turns over management of the ensemble to Vinyl.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Blueblood]] has one at the end of Season 2, Chapter 4.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: In Season 2, Episode 3, Vinyl suffers one after Luna gives her a massive WhatTheHellHero speech for insulting her family, never thinking things through, and presuming she could talk on Luna's behalf to the ponies Luna hurt the most.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: Between Vinyl and Octavia. Season 2 takes it beyond simple "subtext".
* HopeSpot: Derpy brings Blueblood an enormous sack of letters, but when he opens it [[spoiler:it's all hate mail]].
* IncendiaryExponent: In the RockOpera Vinyl tries to get Octavia to support, Luna comes down from space to battle Celestia riding a chariot "made of fire, vengeance, and more fire."
* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[spoiler:Blueblood]] has a few of these moments. [[spoiler:The whole feud started because he thought that taking Vinyl down a peg was the right thing to do. He also accidentally insults Trixie while he was trying to cheer her up. He's an ass, sure, but several of his actions are attempts at being good that blow up in his face.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Vinyl Scratch introduces herself with a different self-aggrandizing nickname in each chapter. Most of them are [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal alliterative]] as well.
** Chapter 1: "The Turntable Temptress"
** Chapter 2: "The Priestess of Punk"
** Chapter 3: "The Devious Disc Diva"
** Chapter 4: "The Diabolical Musical Mastermind"
** Season 2, Chapter 1: "The Mad Minstrel Mistress"
** Season 2, Chapter 2: "The Alluring Artist"
** Season 2, Chapter 3: "The Elegant Elitist Egotist" (not used by Vinyl, but by Octavia to mock her)
** Season 2, Chapter 5: "The Ravishing Rocker", plus [[LampshadeHanging "Octavia, the assistant with no alliterative title to speak of."]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Vinyl endorses this trope wholeheartedly while advertising Ponyville Library. She barely misses a beat after learning the dragon in question is a baby.
* IsThisThingStillOn: Twice (that we see). They seem to have finally figured out how to know when they’re back on…three weeks after their first broadcast.
** Inverted in Season 2, Episode 3 when Octavia tries to fill time solo by telling a slew of embarrassing stories about herself without knowing the station was off the air [[spoiler: thanks to Luna losing her temper]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: If there's ever a competition for "who fits this trope best", Blueblood will win the grand prize.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler: Blueblood]], even more so than canon. [[spoiler:At least for a while.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Subverted. Celestia ''acts'' like this is the case after Vinyl chews her out…[[spoiler:but when she meets Luna, she makes it very clear Vinyl didn't know what she was talking about. And she is not happy.]]
* JerkassRealization: Two characters have them. [[spoiler:Vinyl has one following Luna's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Prince Blueblood also has one to go along with his HeelRealization.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: This is how Spitfire describes Vinyl, after Octavia expresses doubts about her relationship with the DJ.
-->'''Spitfire''': "Vinyl doesn’t talk about her feelings much, but she has them. She’ll act like nothing bothers her, laugh, and make fun of you…but she’ll also never tell you a lie, she’ll never cross the line once it’s been drawn, and she’ll never, ever, let you down when you really need her."
** And she doesn't. (See BerserkButton and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.)
* JustIgnoreIt: How Vinyl and Octavia eventually react to [[spoiler:Blueblood's repeated phone calls threatening to shut their show down]].
* KarmaHoudini: Rover is hired to be security at Vinyl's party. The fact that he has either attempted to, or has succeeded in assaulting, kidnapping, and enslaving Equestrian citizens is quickly glossed over.
** Trixie accuses Vinyl of being one in her rant against Vinyl and her friends.
* TheLadette: Vinyl.
* LadyDrunk: Berry Punch.
* LargeHam[=/=]LargeHamRadio: Vinyl.
** Their rival station National Pony Radio seems to be joining in on the act in season two. Having The Great And Powerful Trixie as co-host will do that.
* LethalChef: A certain classical musician prepares an apple pie containing mushrooms. Vinyl eats it anyway [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther because Octavia made it for her]].
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The fic is a series of transcripts from the radio show.
* LoveableRogue: Vinyl was one as a filly.
** She continues into her adulthood, storing bail money under her desk and throwing an illegal concert.
* MoralityChain: This is how Vinyl thinks of Octavia. From Season 2, Episode 4:
-->'''Vinyl''' [to Octavia]: "You just always bring out the best in me. I’m…I’m not really sure what I’d be…without you."
* NoIndoorVoice: Beauty Brass, more often than not.
* NotMeThisTime: [[spoiler: Blueblood's co-opting of Princess Luna in Season 2, Episode 3 was not due to any intentional actions on his part.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Vinyl uses the exact phrase while comparing herself with [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood]] in Season 2, Chapter 5.
* OddCouple: Vinyl and Octavia, of course.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Pony]]: In Chapter 3, Octavia introduces herself as "the sane one."
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: At the end of Season 2, Episode 3, [[spoiler:Vinyl stops being her loud, obnoxious self after Luna chews her out.]]
* PlayingDoctor: Vinyl and Spitfire used to do this when they were fillies. It involved Vinyl pretending to saw off Spitfire's leg and then getting hauled in front of the medical board for malpractice.
* PuppyDogEyes: Vinyl tries using these on Octavia. It usually fails, because she often has her sunglasses on while she's doing it.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: This is how Frédéric Horseshoepin, the pianist in Octavia's ensemble, comes across.
* RandomEventsPlot: An in-universe example in the form of Vinyl's RockOpera.
-->'''Octavia''': Look, I will admit this is…creative…but you just can’t have an opera where nonsensical things happen for no reason!\\
'''Vinyl''': Clearly you’ve never heard a rock opera before.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Princess Celestia. When Vinyl takes her to task for banishing Luna to the moon, she realizes that the JerkassHasAPoint and goes to apologize to her sister. [[spoiler: Later, in Season 2, Episode 3, Princess Luna proceeds to tell Vinyl that she deserved what happened to her and that her sister had nothing to apologize for, and now Vinyl has made her plagued with guilt over something that was Luna's fault.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Vinyl has been on both sides of this trope. She gives one to [[spoiler:Prince Blueblood]] in Season 1, Chapter 3, and she receives one from [[spoiler:Princess Luna]] in Season 2, Chapter 3.
* RedOniBlueOni: Vinyl and Octavia.
* RevengeByProxy: Blueblood is not smart enough to deal with Vinyl directly, which is why so many of his revenge schemes involve going after the more vulnerable Octavia.
* RousingSpeech: Vinyl gives a few of them, usually about ThePowerOfRock.
* SarcasmBlind: [[spoiler:Prince Blueblood.]]
-->'''Octavia''': "[Sigh.] Still as good at detecting sarcasm as you ever were..."
-->'''[[spoiler:Blueblood]]''': "Oh… [Confused.] Well, thank you for the compliment."
-->'''Octavia''': "No, I was being…Ugh, you know what, never mind."
* [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Savvy Colt Energetic Mare]]: Harpo and Beauty Brass to the EXTREME, with Harpo being TheVoiceless (usually) and Beauty Brass having NoIndoorVoice.
* ScaledUp: Vinyl's planned rock opera features Celestia transforming into a serpent. To fight Luna. Who has returned from space on a chariot made from fire and lasers, and [[ColonyDrop used the moon as a throwing weapon]]. [[MadeOfExplodium Which explodes on contact]]. For no reason.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Vinyl and Spitfire apparently used to be this.
* ScriptFic: [[JustifiedTrope A variation]]; the story purports to be transcripts of Vinyl and Octavia's radio show.
* SelfDeprecation: Vinyl is always willing to laugh at herself. [[spoiler: At least, until Princess Luna chews her out for disrespecting her family and never thinking things through.]]
** In Season 2, Chapter 3, Octy laughs at Vinyl's impression of her…until she starts saying erotic things.
* ShipTease: Between Vinyl Scratch and Octavia.
** Also some between Blueblood and Trixie.
* ShoutOut:
** Vinyl is so CrazyAwesome that she's somehow aware of Earth pop culture. She opens her show with quotes from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'''s OpeningNarration (Season 1, Chapter 2) and Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Season 1, Chapter 3).
** In Chapter 1, Vinyl mentions how Luna is apparently [[Fanfic/{{Progress}} "afraid of microwaves and modern technology."]]
** "[[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon If a Prince does it, it cannot possibly be a crime!]]"
** Vinyl's intro to Season 2 Chapter 1 quotes Music/{{ACDC}}'s ''For Those About to Rock We Salute You''.
* TheSilentBob: Harpo turns out to be one in Season 2 Chapter 2.[[spoiler:..as well as TheQuietOne.]]
* SlobsVersusSnobs: The relationship between Vinyl and Octavia, until friendship works its magic.
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood]], in spades.[[spoiler:…until his HeelRealization and ensuing HeelFaceTurn.]]
* SpoofAesop: With the classic "BeYourself" life-lesson.
--> '''Spitfire''': [Giggles.] No really, it’s fine. Vinyl’s just being herself.
--> '''Octavia''': I know. And that’s precisely why it’s wrong.
--> '''Vinyl''': Ha, ha, that’s a great lesson, Octy. All you fillies listening, remember what Octavia says: never be yourself.
--> '''Octavia''': No, the lesson is to never be like ''Vinyl. Ever.''
--> '''Spitfire''': Words to live by.
--> ''[DJ-P0n3 (Vinyl) laughs.]''
--> '''Vinyl''': [[SelfDeprecation Can’t really argue with that one]].
* SunglassesAtNight: Vinyl. She claims it's justified because they're ''prescription'' sunglasses.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Part of [[spoiler:Blueblood's]] VillainousBreakdown in Season 2 Chapter 4.
* TitleDrop: see BadassBoast.
* ToiletHumor: Vinyl's collection of StockSoundEffects includes at least two different fart noises.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Vinyl and Octavia.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Prince Blueblood]] is already a {{Jerkass}} in {{Canon}}, but in this story the character is worse than ever. [[spoiler:First, he cancels Octavia and her ensemble's performances out of spite after Vinyl mocks him on air. Then, when Vinyl talks Octavia into holding an outdoor concert anyway, he locks Beauty Brass in "the fillies' restroom," then claims to be holding her hostage, with the deed to K-COLT as her ransom. He's made out to be worse than the Diamond Dogs, who in canon, are ''slavers'' (albeit stupid ones). However, as noted, he eventually does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Octavia, and, in Season Two, [[spoiler: Trixie]].
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: When Vinyl wants Octavia to wear a shirt with Octavia's face on it.
--> '''Vinyl''': That way it’d be like there’s two of you! Which actually reminds me of that one dream I had where-
* UptightLovesWild: Octavia and Vinyl's relationship is heading in this direction.
* VillainDecay: The Diamond Dogs. They started out as a fairly credible threat in the main series, but have since degraded into dim-witted prank callers who are willing to humiliate themselves for steak.
* VillainTeamUp: Beginning with TheStinger of Season 2, Chapter 1. [[spoiler:Prince Blueblood, who's starting his own radio station to compete with K-COLT, talks with "The Great and Powerful" Trixie about becoming his co-host. In season 2, episode 2, their new radio station launches. And catches fire.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Blueblood]] spends Season 2 chapter 4 undergoing one, complete with the generation of a master plan that would launch [[spoiler:him]] clean over the MoralEventHorizon.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Vinyl and Octavia. The first story has hints that it may blossom into BelligerentSexualTension. Season 2 takes it past "hints" to become sub- (and periodically super-, around- and totally enveloping-) text.
* TheVoiceless: Harpo, just like his MarxBrothers equivalent.[[spoiler: At least, until Season 2 Chapter 2]]
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[spoiler:Blueblood]] says this while being thrown out of Octavia's concert.
* WhatTheHellHero: Vinyl's interview with Princess Celestia boils down to this regarding Luna's banishment, particularly for not trying to TakeAThirdOption during the incident and for never checking up on Luna even once during all that time.
** [[spoiler: Season 2 Episode 3 has Princess Luna give one right back to Vinyl for screwing with her family, especially for guilt-tripping Celestia over banishing her to the moon without learning all the details, namely how it was Luna who forced Celestia's hoof. IN FULL ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE no less.]]
** [[spoiler: Season 2 Episode 4 has Trixie point out the double standards that go on.]]
-->'''Trixie:''' [[spoiler: [[SarcasmMode Oh no! [Vinyl]’s so full of herself, but inside she’s a delicate flower! She hires known criminals as security guards to beat up aristocrats and insults ponies on the air all the time, but I’m sure she has good intentions. SOMEONE GET HER A FRUIT BASKET!]]]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Vinyl asks Photo Finish, "What accent are we SUPPOSED to think that is?" during an off screen interview and gets a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint (free!)]] camera thrown at her head for it.
* YoureInsane: Octavia says this to Vinyl at the end of the first chapter, but it's more of a resigned lament than an angry accusation.
** Played straighter in Season 2 Chapter 4 when [[spoiler: Blueblood reveals his plan to Trixie]].
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