Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:51 AM
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:53 AM
It wasn't long before their food was served, and Persnickety didn't hesitate in taking a big, unattractive bite out of her own ponini. Nom nom nom. At least she was well-mannered enough to swallow her food before she spoke again. "Speaking of the audition again, do you have any ideas on what you might perform?"
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:17 AM
He then took a bite of his own sandwich, although much smaller than hers. Hmmm. This is actually pretty good.
He was then snapped from his thoughts (and chewing) by a question from his lunch companion. He quickly swallowed his food, looked at her, and offered a small, unsure smile.
"To be honest, I have no clue. I've got a few, but they're not exactly the happiest songs. I kind of wanted to do something a pinch... happier, but I can't really think of anything I've written recently that's been anywhere near happy. Not even sappy. It's all been kind of... crappy?"
Bass chuckled softly at his unintentional rhyme.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:20 PM
"Canterlot is quite a ways away. If we're both going to be traveling there, perhaps we can compare notes along the way to help each other out?"
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:35 PM
His ears perked up, instantly at her proposition, as well as the rest of his demeanor.
She wants to travel to Canterlot with me? This couldn't get any better!
"That… That sounds great! I'd love that!"
He blushed slightly as he realized how overly enthusiastic he had just sounded.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
"Wonderful! One is always their worst critic, so hearing each other's opinions on our work might help a bit, mm?" She hoped she wouldn't have to acquire a spoon to eat her words with - she dreaded showing just about anyone her own work, and it had been quite some time since she'd done so to someone who hadn't commissioned her for it.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:33 AM
"Alright how bout i test your street smarts" he said gesturing towards the three fancy looking ponys "these three look very high up in the social ladder but 2 of them aren't.. which two?"
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:59 AM
"That mare on the right, well, she's lucky to have been picked up by anypony. But that other one deserves much better. Her cutie mark belies her as an artist, but I see much more than that. She has plied her trade for years in a small, cramped studio, as she now needs corrective lenses. Her work must have not gone as she planned, considering her present state."
He sighed. "Sad, the way the world works, isn't it? These two females, trapped by some circumstance, allow themselves to be used and then thrown away like so much rubbish. It's sights like this that drive me forward in my work. I want to keep ponies from having to go through the horrors that those two experience every day. To give shining talents the opportunity that they deserve, allowing them to escape lives of suffering." He looked downcast. "Sometimes I'm too late. Sometimes the scars from the past are so deep that they cannot continue. I have learned not to even try to help these ponies anymore, as fame only destroys them." He seemed to be reliving a painful memory.
"But enough of that. All in all, yours was a good riddle, and I look forward to solving another one."
As they continued down the sidewalk, they came upon a street musician playing a mandolin. "Ah, now here is a fine test of skill. When you look at this musician, what do you see? In particular, does he play on the street because he wants to, or because he has to?"
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:10 PM
"but lets go the blushing ivory's is close by." pointing towards a building down the street "we can continue our discussion in there while we wait for the show" Wine felt that he had gotten to close to himself he had broken rule #1 never let the facade slip.
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