Dimmed Spotlight is a Fan Fic based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, written by Jimmy Lethal. It is a sequel to Can't Be Saved.The story is once again told from Vinyl Scratch's perspective, who continues to have nightmares like the one described in detail in Can't Be Saved. Her most recent one causes her to fear no one cares about her, and when her coltfriend/music partner Ace Spade gets all the attention the following day, the DJ decides to take matters into her own hooves.You can read the story here.
- Adult Fear: Vinyl seems to have a fear of being abandoned/left alone.
- Ascended Extra: Ace only appeared as a minor character in Can't Be Saved, but is a main character here,
- Berserk Button: Do not tell Vinyl that Ace is better than her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Vinyl innocently asks Ace to come backstage to talk about something. Then she slams him in the head with a pipe.
- Bound and Gagged: How Vinyl leaves Ace when she goes to play a show herself. He breaks out. Both characters make passing references to bondage, as well.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Vinyl ends up kidnapping Ace and holding an entire crowd hostage because she feels she doesn't get any respect.
- Improvised Weapon: Vinyl uses a pipe to knock Ace out.
- Ms. Fanservice: Sort of; Vinyl swishes her flank for the crowd as she walks to her setup.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Vinyl, after Ace escapes and talks to her.
- Police Are Useless: The police don't come when Vinyl holds the crowd hostage.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Vinyl is the red to Ace's blue.
- Sanity Slippage: Vinyl, just like in the first story.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Vinyl uses a horn ring on Ace to prevent him from using magic to escape... but forgets that since they've been tying each other up for a decade, he could escape by himself.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Vinyl.