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Why is she your friend? by HowXu Why is she your friend? by HowXu
:iconmlpoctaviaplz: Let's just say she's always there whenever I need her.


Inspired by the fan video:"Epic Wub Time: Musicians of Ponyville" Youtube linK:"[link]" not by the part of Bass cannon, but by the part of the two mares lives in the same house. There's a lot of differences between them, one is refined and classy, another is rather wild and boorish(at least in fanon). So there's may be a lot of conflicts between them just as the video depicted. Thus I wonder why Octavia consider Vinyl her friend. And suddenly this story comes up to mind.

I like comic, especially colored comic,. so I decided to draw one just like my previous 4 koma. But the story came up to mind is a bit long, I'm not sured how to present them. I still manage to finish it in the end, but I'm not sured if it suit for the story. Anyway, I think I still need to try different kind of way to draw a comic and find a best way for my art style.

(note: English is not my native language. Please feel free to correct me)


Update in June 5:
Oh my Celestia!:O. Over 17,000 view and 500 favs in one day?! How is it possible?:omfg:

I don't know what to say. Not just because I'm not good at words(Not to mention I'm not a native English speaker) but I'm totally amazed by what my small comic had done. Well, I think all I could say is thank you. It is such a pleasure to be able to participate in MLP fans community. Thank you very much.



Update in June 6:
Thanks, everyone. And thanks EqD for willing to feature this little comic.

Through the feedback, I notice there's different way to call Octavia's nickname, for example, Tavi. As a foreigner, I don't really understand the differences between Octy and Tavi. To me they are all just nickname which are used in close relationship. Could someone explain them to me, please?

Thank you very much!:)


Update in June 9:
Thanks Jenetikitty, Blade10000 and Argofinkal for answering my question. ^_^
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:iconak12346:
AK12346 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
That third flashback is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
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:icongravdaniel1490:
gravdaniel1490 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
"The bonds we grow together are as strong as time can define it, ones that ni matter what, can never be broken"
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:iconrosezuma:
Rosezuma Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww so sweet!
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:iconshadowwing34:
ShadowWing34 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant
Aww, that is a so beautiful and sweet.
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:iconmidnightrose3000:
midnightrose3000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student Interface Designer
that is a beautiful friendship
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Writer
That moment when you suddenly realize you've been in love this whole time.
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:iconabnolo:
abnolo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
octavia have some special feeling for vinil i think ;D
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:iconcloudthelegend2005:
CloudtheLegend2005 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Octavia: She may be obnoxious and loud and a bit crass sometimes but as a friend, I can think of none so dear to me.  I know she's always on my side.
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:iconcoora:
Coora Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Friggin beautiful mate 
I love those 2 ^^
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:iconchulusempai180:
ChuluSempai180 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Writer
AWWWWWWW!!!! SO CUTE! 
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:iconmr-pony-man:
Mr-Pony-Man Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
now i just want a fanfic that ships octavia and vinyl
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:iconmiragepotato:
MiragePotato Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
panel 11, im not gonna cry
panel 12, IM NOT GOING TO CRY
panel 13, you are not going to make me cry
panel 14, i just got someting in my eye, not crying here
panel 15, damn you howxy TT_TT
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:iconwinterwillowwhiskers:
WinterWillowWhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Artist
Aww...this gave me the feels...
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:iconember-the-sandwing:
Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Student General Artist
THAT IS SO SWEET :DDDDDDDDDDD
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:iconflareemerald77:
FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That...sniff...really hits you in the feels  :3
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:iconkaryu-no-kiba:
Karyu-no-Kiba Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, you pluck heartstrings like a master...
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:iconsnooping58173:
snooping58173 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
This is far sweeter and mushier than the maple syrup and oatmeal I had for lunch today. Mmm. Delicious.
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:iconforeststarstudios:
ForestStarStudios Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Warning: If you decide to go through all this comment section, be aware of the big amount of comments about the feels, and of the overly big comments with text and icons. Thank you for reading this and have a good day.
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:icongraeystone:
Graeystone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Good comic.
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:iconskyilere:
Skyilere Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Tavi is a more popular nickname for Octavia.

Btw,Tavi looks cute when her hair is blown straight.
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:iconforeststarstudios:
ForestStarStudios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I nearly cried with this...
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:iconanimatorsnake:
Animatorsnake Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
The best friends are the ones who are there for you and are themeselves
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:iconsilverkitsunepup45:
silverkitsunepup45 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconmidnightblaze16:
MidnightBlaze16 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student
And then it became canon
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:iconsilentobserverishere:
SilentObserverIsHere Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels man uwu
why must
I be
emotional
right now
uggrrhghghgwq
edf
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:iconrosedragon1:
RoseDragon1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Nice!! So awesome!!! (Favs!!)
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:iconreigol21:
reigol21 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconasdfghjkl0440:
asdfghjkl0440 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
so cute!!
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:icontoohot17:
toohot17 Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontoohot17::iconsays1plz:D'awww!!!! :iconlovesqueeplz:
:icontwilightsparkleplz::iconsays3plz:Seriously?
:icontoohot17: *Rolls eyes* :iconsays1plz:Whaaat?! That story was freakin... beautiful, man! :icontearsofjoyplz:
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That was really cute :D
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:iconshyjtv:
Shyjtv Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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:iconf-o-reign:
F-o-reign Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Clap Beautiful... Makes me feel just the same about my closest friend..
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:iconsantiagobrony:
SantiagoBrony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A curious coincidence led me to see this cartoon and ask Periso to translate it into Spanish. Many bronies would appreciate if you agree. Because I see my limitations prevented me to take the texros English to exchange for the Spanish. If you could give me permission to write the texts in Spanish alongside the English'd appreciate it. If the translation of this cartoon is denied will be no hard feelings, because I accept your refusal as if a friend said I refused to give me his notebook, ie natural.
I await your response and please accept.
Happy Fluttershy 
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:iconhowxu:
HowXu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Sure, go ahead and translate it. :)
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:iconsantiagobrony:
SantiagoBrony Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate mucgho and I'll return the favor when I can publish the original link to the story
FnaF Icon - Vincent (Happy) 
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:iconlizziepod150mlp:
lizziepod150mlp Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TOO CUTE!
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:iconredbird691:
redbird691 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Awwwww, it so sweet
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:iconmaldrete:
Maldrete Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
I think why this comic is so popular is that you captured what friendship is about. It's about what's in another's heart.

Those 2 are the best of friends because they can rely on one another to pick the other up if one falls, and would be willing to do anything to ensure the other's happiness.

They will always be there for each other. When one see's the other, a bad day will become instead one filled with warmth.

It's a beautiful comic.
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:iconbigthinkz546:
bigthinkz546 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
friendship Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia  and Clapping Pony Icon   Vinyl Scratch friends forever
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:iconredthehedgehog7:
RedTheHedgehog7 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Artist
Beautiful Meow :3 Love It's mangle! Sheep Emoji-1 (Being Kawaii fluffy) [V1] Mio (Clapping) [V2] My icon emotee My icon emotee :iconklonoasomoeplz:  TTwTT
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:iconcraftingclarinetgirl:
craftingclarinetgirl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just beautiful
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:iconsupahluzah:
SupahLuzah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
By default, i have steeled myself the the emotion of "feels" over time and experience.
But luckily for this artist,
My music track was playing "What a wonderful world" when i was reading this.

Damn you, HowXu. Damn you you beautiful magnificent gentleman.
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:iconzombiewolf3ds:
ZombieWolf3ds Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend on the bus showed me this over a year ago and I just found it. c':
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
That is just so beautiful!  
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:iconfrostsentry150:
FrostSentry150 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awww, how sweet :aww:
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:iconmushies12:
Mushies12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
so much feels
quite much feels
too much feels
way much feels
feels
feels feels feels
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:iconcelestiallullaby29:
CelestialLullaby29 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I sooooooo love this comic. Then i stumbled on the video. I was filled with tears.
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:iconderpybat:
DerpyBat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
This is one of my favourite one-off pony comics.
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:icondarthshade245:
darthshade245 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
toooooo cuuuuuutttttte
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:iconmaddy66547aj:
Maddy66547AJ Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DA FEELS! the feels 
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