"I can't see anything. I can't smell anything. I can't feel anything. And all I hear... is beauty. They don't understand it, though."Can't Be Saved
is a Dark Fic
based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
, written by Jimmy Lethal
The story revolves around Vinyl Scratch, who has come across a song she can't stop listening to
. Her obsession begins to go to the point where she begins to lose all four of her senses to power her sense of hearing, ending up leaving her a blind, immobile shell
. As it turns out, though, it was All Just a Dream.
You can read the story here
. Has a sequel called Dimmed Spotlight
which can be read here
- All Just a Dream: When Vinyl is about to go deaf, she wakes up.
- An Aesop: Obsession isn't a good thing.
- Beige Prose: Averts this, despite its short length.
- Bound and Gagged: Bound, anyway; the story's cover art has Vinyl in a straitjacket.
- Brown Note: Oh, hell yes. The story revolves entirely around one.
- Darker and Edgier: No shit, Sherlock.
- Determinator: Vinyl still tries to go through life as normal despite her senses slipping away from her.
- Downer Ending: Subverted. The story was All Just a Dream.
- Ear Worm: The song, to Vinyl In-Universe.
- Face-Heel Turn: Through Vinyl's eyes, her coltfriend Ace pulls one when he calls the "experts" on her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When Vinyl's music player breaks and she begins to go deaf, she has one of these moments.
- Oh, Crap: Vinyl, when her music player breaks.
- Only Sane Stallion: Ace becomes this.
- Original Character: Ace Spade.
- Sanity Slippage: As the story progresses, Vinyl becomes increasingly more unhinged.
- Serial Escalation: At first, Can't Be Saved is just a song Vinyl likes. Then it becomes a problem.
- Title Drop: "We should leave her here. She can't be saved."
- Twist Ending: It was All Just a Dream, after all.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Vinyl, even though it's never explicitly stated.