Vinyl Scratch

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Vinyl Scratch and Octavia (humans) being on each other. Maybe they're both sitting up, makin' out and fondling/fingering. Put on a jammin' boom box playing some dubba/cello mix
Chris requests a very specific commission[1]
Sonichu character
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Vinyl Scratch
Gender Female
Significant others Octavia Melody (implied)
Species Pony (Unicorn)
Human (Equestria Girls)

Vinyl Scratch (also known as DJ Pon-3) is a minor character in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Owing to her unique role in the show, she gained a significant following in the Brony community through numerous fan productions. Given the lesbian implications of the character, Chris developed a fixation with her. In 2018, he saw fit to insert this intellectual property into his own comic book series.

Background

What Chris wants

In the My Little Pony canon, Vinyl Scratch is a DJ who is usually seen as a background character in party scenes; it should be noted that both human and unicorn counterparts of her exist in the franchise. Not long after her first appearance, she became very prominent in fan productions, especially with an association to EDM music. She is often paired with cellist Octavia Melody, and is frequently implied to be in a lesbian relationship.[2] With Chris' outing as a "lesbian transwoman" in the spring of 2015, it should come as no surprise that Chris revered this relationship – aligning with the desired conclusion to his Love Quest.

References by Chris

What Chris would actually look like.
  • The earliest documented mention from Chris appeared in September and October 2013, when he revealed he was watching the I Am Octavia music video which showcases the Vinyl/Octavia relationship.[3][4]
  • Chris attended Cville Pride 2014 with Vinyl Scratch glasses. He likely got the glasses paired with this toy set.
  • On 18 October 2014, Chris watched the new Equestria Girls movie but was disappointed that Octavia had a voice actor while Vinyl remained mute.[5]
  • The infamous GameStop Incident saw Chris trespass in his local GameStop while using the glasses as a disguise.
  • Most notably, in August 2015, Chris attended OmegaCon, where he cosplayed as Vinyl Scratch.
  • On Halloween 2015, Chris shared a drawing of Sonichu and Rosechu dressed up as Vinyl and Octavia, respectively.[6]
  • Chris used components of a Vinyl Scratch doll to create the Christine Doll. He also interacted his doll with another Vinyl toy to act out lesbian situations.
  • In the midst of the Doopie Saga, Chris began to support Doopie on her Patreon profiles. This included an account for porn art requests, in which Chris suggested an artwork of Vinyl and Octavia flicking their beans.[1]
  • The banner for Chris' NightStar2891 sockpuppet account features Vinyl and Octavia.
  • On BronyMate, he answered Vinyl as his "Favorite Pony".
  • Following his (final) breakup with Jessica Quinn, Chris compared his severed relationship to that of Vinyl and Octavia. He also linked the aforementioned music video.[7]
  • As revealed in his leaked house tour video, Chris has a poster of the two ponies on his bedroom wall.
  • In late 2019, Chris used the 2015 cosplay drawing for his DJ Pon-Sonichu card, as part of his TSSSF trading card game.

Nowacking

Rsz transtemplate.jpg Gender disclosure: This person currently identifies as FTM transgender. Pronoun usage on this page may or may not reflect biological sex and/or gender identity.

Jessi/Jesse Nowack (more commonly known as Nowacking) is an American voice actor and editor. Though not affiliated with official canon, most bronies regard him as the definitive voice of Vinyl Scratch. Before his FTM transition, Nowack identified as a lesbian, which most certainly caught the eye of our protagonist.

Alienating yourself on Twitter 101

On 26 August 2017, Nowacking posted a series of tweets on relationships and online dating. Chris commented on most of her tweets, praising her, as well as going off-topic to talk about her history of being trolled.[8] Weens, led by Michael Hirtes, then spammed Nowacking with accusations against Chris, telling her to block Chris.

The next day, Chris discovered that Nowacking had blocked him and lay blame on the weens for it. Nowacking himself has not commented on the reason for the block. Chris continued following her by using his NightStar2891 sockpuppet, although this account was later blocked as well.[9]

Undeterred, Chris created a new sockpuppet account, TwiSparLicious, to follow Nowack and others who had him blocked. Chris later stopped following Nowacking on this account after Jessica Quinn temporarily broke up with him over his use of TwiSparLicious.

During BronyCon 2018, rather than leaving well enough alone, Chris devised a plan to redeem himself in the eyes of Nowacking (at this time identifying as a transgender man) by presenting him with a drawing and a Vinyl toy. However, Chris was left upset when the voice artist rejected the truce.[10] This rejection lingered in Chris' mind for a long time, as in April 2020, the Sonichu-"possessed" Chris acknowledged his mistakes at BronyCon (which he went on to refer as a "PTSD moment"). That being said, he still sought interaction with the voice actor.[11]

In the comic

At the Vinyl gig.

Vinyl Scratch makes her Sonichu debut in the glorified Brony fan fiction, Sonichu #12-9.

At Canterlot High school, Comic Chris approaches Diamond Melody, where Vinyl Scratch introduces the two to each other. Later, in Equestria, Night Star, accompanied by Diamond and Nepgear attend a concert, where pony Vinyl is dropping dat bass.

Vinyl makes her third and final appearance in a cameo at the market during the third act.[12]

Gallery

See also

References