Alright, Dinkateers. I haven't posted any RP logs of Dinky since her -tenth- birthday party, and she recently had her eleventh. So it's time to catch up. Watch for a bunch of Dinky stories, starting with this oneshot that never went anywhere in which Dinky purportedly meets her long-errant cousin, Derring Do, the inspiration for the famous heroine with homophonic name. This is before anyone knew the author of those books was actually a real-real Daring Do herself.
The Memory Family's Home Considering they have such opposing personalities, Vinyl Scratch and Marble Memory have worked together to make this place quite the impressive family home. The living room is big; spacious and neat, (but chances are it wasn't before Marble moved in!) and houses a sofa, three comfortable chairs, a coffee table and a built-in dining area towards the back, plus a door to a small kitchen. Upstairs, there is one bedroom scattered with comics and toys belonging to eldest son Thunderfire, one neat little room belonging to the couple's baby daughter Memoire Musique, the master bedroom and a bathroom. The bathroom is clean and airy, and the master bedroom is the perfect blend of the two ponies who occupy it. The family live in harmony, and it's evident from how nicely decorated the house is that their love is strong.
[ Roads: <O>ut to Maple Street ] [ Players: Thunderfire, Vinyl_Scratch, Sky_Blue, Memoire_Musique ] [ Sleepers: Marble_Memory, Pipen, Rosetta_Stone ] [ Contents: Baby Creeper, Golden Butterfly Kindness Award, Creeper, Records ]
<OOC> Thunderfire says, "Dinky!" <OOC> You say, "Thass me." <OOC> Memoire_Musique waddles over to Dinky... Holds out her blankie. <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "Hey, Dinky!" <OOC> Dinky snatches the blankie and squeezes it. <OOC> Memoire_Musique giggles, goes over to Dinky, and gives her a little hug. "Aunty!" <OOC> Dinky wrinkles her nose. "No, kid, I'm not your aunty. Here, you probably want this back." <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch ruffles Dinky's mane. "You been practicing that guitar I gave you much, kiddo?" <OOC> Thunderfire gives Dinky a kiss! <OOC> Memoire_Musique frowns, and thinks a bit. Then she smiles, squeals, and pounces Dinky. "Big sister!" <OOC> You say, "Is anyone ever IC in this house?" <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "Yeah." <OOC> You say, "Yeah?"
Memoire_Musique waddles about the house, pulling cushions and pillows from beds, chairs, and couches. She also appears quite intent on acquiring sheets and table cloths!
Vinyl_Scratch peeeeers at her daughter from where she sits at the piano. "Whatcha doing, sweetie?"
Thunderfire is laying in the floor coloring in a book not paying much attention to his sister or mom at the moment.
Memoire_Musique smiles and points at the living room. "Fort!" she chirrups brightly. Once she's collected the neccessary ingredients, the tiny pegafilly begins building a surprisingly complex couch fort. She seems happy to pretend to be 'mommy', calling out orders in her garbled speech to imagined workers.
Vinyl giggles and looks over at the filly, surprised at her creativity but nonetheless pleased. Her gaze then turns towards her son. "You okay there, little wub?" she smiles at the colt, who seems engrossed in his drawing. "Whatcha colouring? Anything cool?"
*Knock knock knock* goes the door. Perhaps an attack on the fort is underway.
Vinyl_Scratch earperks, and trots over to the door. "Hello? Who is it?"
"Dinky," comes the muffled voice. "Dinky Doo."
Thunderfire continues to color, "Daring Do." he says hopping up leaving everything on the floor. "I'll get it!" he trots to the door opening it up regardless if whoever it is answers Vinyl. "Hwy! Whassa Dinky?"
Memoire_Musique gasps as she ducks back down below the crenelations. "Commander Bearington, what's our status?" she says, adjusting her spectacles. "Potential hostile's inbound on our location." her second in command replies, squeaking as he walks over to an observation station. "Ensign WubberDuck, I need you to go on a scouting mission to determine the full extent of the enemy forces." ... ... "QUACK!" ... ... ... Several seconds later, a rubber duck on a small, wheeled piece of wood rolls out from the couch fort towards Dinky, Thunderfire, and momma.
Vinyl_Scratch smiles as the filly is revealed when Thunder pulls open the door. "Hey, Dinky!" The DJ smiles. "Come on in. It's a bit of a mess, I'm afraid, but that's what happens when you got Fort Commander Memmy at the barracks, heh." she looks at the rubber duck and giggles.
Dinky stands at the door with a bundle wrapped in a blanket and strapped clumsily to her side. She takes in the sight of the messy room, is still for a few seconds, and then shrugs. "Hey, Thunder." She looks over to the advent of Ensign Wubberduck and half smiles, half frowns. "Hey, Memmy," she says, propelling the duck back toward the fort. "What's up?"
Thunderfire blinks as Dinky walks past him. Closing the door he heads back towards his colorings.
Memoire_Musique watches as Ensign Wubberduck waddles back through the door. "Reporting for doody!" he quacks. After a quick debreifing, it's discovered that so far, there are no hostilities directed at MemmyFort. "Would you gents care to join me for lunch? Captain Scope has expressed interest in manning the battlements." Memmy says in a Brittish accent. A plushy of Scope is set on the battlements, occasionally trotted back and forth.
Vinyl giggles at Memoire and her antics as a 'guardpony'. "She's been desperate to join the Guard ever since a friend of ours showed her around." she explains. Noticing the bundle strapped to Dinky, she blinks. "What's that you got there, if you don't mind?"
Rainbow_Dash has arrived.
Dinky unslings the bundle, setting it down gently. A familiar neck pokes out. "It's the guitar you gave me," says Dinky with a slight edge, as if Vinyl should have recognized it all swaddled. "You said you'd give me lessons, so I'm here for one." As this sinks in, Dinky tries to figure out whether the lunch invitation was directed at her. "Uh... I'm guesing you don't have anything actually edible back there, so..." She slowly tips over one of the fort's cushions. Then she wnders over to Thunderfire. "Whoa. Whoa, are you kidding me? Is that Daring Do?"
Thunderfire looks up at Dinky and nods his head, "Yeah!" he smiles to her. "Hungry? I can make some sandwiches." he hops up to his hoofs. "Mama, may I make us all some sandwiches."
"Hey, sure you can have lunch!" says Vinyl with a grin. "And I'll grab my guitar."
Dinky sits down next to the colt and his coloring book and lets out a chuckle. "I could go with a sandwich, sure. So could Scopey over there, I bet." She smiles at Vinyl, though it's still a little sickly. "So Thunderfire. Did you know Daring Do's my cousin?"
<OOC> Rainbow_Dash says, "Wait she is? XD" <OOC> You say, "Maybe Dinky's a little fibhead."
Daring_Do has arrived. ## Daring_Do changes her status to IC (In Character). <OOC> You say, "Whoa."
Daring_Do [Female Pegasus] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The quintessential adventurer, Daring Do looks... Well, almost exactly like you'd expect. Buttercream coat, monochromatic mane. She could be Rainbow Dash's sister for all anypony can tell! She's currently got saddlebags full of equipment, and a pith helmet and vest. She's like a character from a novel, stepped right off the pages. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
<OOC> Daring_Do 's ears were burning... due to a totally unrelated incident involving a spanish tomb.
<OOC> Dinky blinks.
Thunderfire blinks his eyes, "Really? I.. didn't know that." he grins finding this interesting.
Memoire_Musique has left.
Daring_Do hums to herself as she knocks on the door, holding a large scroll in her hooves. The exploratory mare has been directed to Vinyl's residence of all places. She knocks again, a bit louder. This prompts a response from Memmy. Her head pops up above the walls of her fortress of wubitude, a PB&J sandwich halfstuffed into her mouth.
<OOC> Thunderfire says, "sorry guys not feeling well.. need to go lay down a bit. Vinyl can spoof me as needed." ## Thunderfire changes his status to AFK (Away From Keyboard). <OOC> Dinky hugs the Thunder.
Vinyl grins and magics Memmy over into her lap, hugging her before trotting into the kitchen and preparing some sandwiches. "Cousin?" she asks incredulously. "Wooow. I bet your family reunions are fun, right?"
<OOC> Vinyl_Scratch rescues a dying moth from her bathtub and nurses it back to health. His name is Andrew and he is now safely away from water. <OOC> Sky_Blue n.u <OOC> Apple_Bloom says, "Until Marble finds him." <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "Poor little thing. He seems to be okay now, though. I thought he was a goner at first, lying there in that puddle. :c"
"Wouldn't know," says Dinky irately. "I met her exactly once, and I was four. Barely remember it. I guess she's a busy explorer, and somehow doesn't have time for her lame-ass cousins in Ponyville." She wrinkles her nose at Thunder's work. "Her hair's brown, though, not purple." And there's a knock on the door. "Oh. Heh, you guys expecting company?"
Daring_Do frowns and knocks again, rather more firmly this time. "Miss Vinyl? You there?" she calls out. Her voice prompts a rather unusual response... Memmy freezes, then squirms out of Mommy's grip and flees at top speed into her little fortress... Which now appears to be making preparations for war.
Vinyl perks up as the doorbell rings once more, and her name is called. "No idea... we're just popular today, I guess." As Memmy launches out of her grip and to the fort, Vinyl and Thunderfire trot over to the door and open it to... "DARING DO?!" hollers Thunderfire, eyes wide and mouth gaping as he stares up at his story-time idol. Vinyl herself is perplexed. "Nice costume, sweetie. Who are you?"
Dinky turns around slowly. Her jaw drops a little. She freezes. She shakes her head. "Are you -kidding- me! Unbelievable." With a swish of her tail, she adds: "Okay, what is up?!"
Daring_Do sighs and facehoofs. "No. It's not a costu--" she's interrupted by a VERY rude word (and thrown pillow) coming from Memmy's general vicinity. "me... It's not a costume. I'm really Daring Do. Like from the books. Yes I'll sign the books. I've been officially recognized as an independant entity and citizen of Equestria by Princess Celestia herself, currently in charge of the new Department of Equinology." she says, rattling off her qualifications as if she's had to do it several dozen times before. *Pillow-bonk* "Owww... hey that's not very nice."
"Memoire Musique, you're not to talk like that or be mean to ponies!" says Vinyl in her stern-mommy voice, before studying the mare. "Okay, I got you. Come inside-- wait. What are you here for again?" Vinyl doesn't often have adventurers turn up on her doorstep. Thunderfire meanwhile has raced upstairs to grab all the Daring Do books he can find. Wait until the Crusaders hear about THIS!
Dinky keeps staring, one forehoof raised in a stubborn challenge. "Yeah. I don't know what you're on about with a Department of Equinology, but this is too fishy. Your hair--it's gray! Wasn't I -just- saying to Thunderfire that the real Daring Do's hair is brown? And for that matter, I was just saying that even though she's my cousin, I've only met her -once.- And then, what, we're supposed to believe by pure coincidence the legend herself knocks on the door? Paah. I know what you are." Her eyes narrow.
Daring_Do reaches down and ruffles Dinky's mane a bit. "Sure I'm your cousin kiddo." she says with a smile. "Though ya do remind me of one of my relatives." she chuckles. Then she turns to look at Vinyl. "I was speaking with Bardig... Mr. Bardigan the other day, translating an old song. I figured I'd come and get your help as well. It's supposed to be from the time before Discord, penned by Princess Platinum herself." she says. Memmy stays locked up tight in her fortress, putting on her armor and discuss war plans.
<OOC> Marble_Memory says, "DARLING I FOUND A MOTH IN THE COFFEE BESANS." <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "DON'T HURT IT" <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "HE'S CALLED ANDREW" <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "I SAVED HIS LIFE" <OOC> You say, "How do you know he's male?" <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "DUDE DO YOU THINK HE CARES?! I SAVED HIS LIFE" <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch notes that the story of Andrew is a TRUE OOC STORY. <OOC> Sky_Blue says, "Awww." <OOC> Marble_Memory says, "Um..."
"Bardi... oh, him! Right, yeah. I've heard of him. Tall, blonde, fancies Princess Luna? Okay, go ahead." Thunderfire meanwhile proceeds to shove a pile of books at Daring, regardless of Dinky's protests."
Dinky is confused and flustered, about as ruffled as her mane now is. "Uh... what? Was that sarcasm? I don't know, I'm not the best sarcasm detector. @$&$#, maybe you were being sarcastic when you ran off after trying to spoil my party saying how we'd ruined everything for you. Didn't seem like it, though. So, what, your big revenge is you show up here, pretend to be my cousin only get it wrong, then patronize and ignore me?!"
Daring_Do sighs and sits down. "Just a sec kiddo." she says to thunderfire. "Look, kiddo." she says, pulling Dinky close to her and hugging. "I'm not really your cousin. I'm not even supposed to exist here. There was a magical accident in my world and yours. And I got pulled through into this world. Where I'm from, none of you exist." she says quietly. "I don't know why I was brought here, but I'm not here to be mean to you."
<OOC> Marble_Memory says, "Um... he was in the coffe and, um..." <OOC> Vinyl_Scratch says, "It's okay. I have the real Andrew safe in my room." <OOC> Marble_Memory IS SO SORRY DARLING. <OOC> Andrew flutters in. "Did somepony say m'name?"
Vinyl blinks. "Well... that escalated quickly." Magicking Memmy back into her hooves, she cuddles the little warriorfoal. "So, uh... are we still doing lunch?" she says, rather awkwardly.
Daring's treatment just confuses Dinky further. She blinks, passively accepting the hug, her face a melange of expressions. "Okay. Okay, weird stuff going on. Whatever. Go ahead and work your changeling voodoo. Least we can agree on one thing--you're not my real cousin. And I guess I can't tell you to shove off 'cause you're pretending to have business here or whatever... so I guess I'll shove off." She glances at Vinyl and starts wrapping up her guitar. "Guess we'll do lessons some other time."
Vinyl_Scratch says "No, Dinky! Wait! You wanted lessons, so it's only fair that I give them to you."
The Chancellor emerges from his office. The pony is, for whatever reason, soaked to the bone and dripping.
Medley shouts "Hey everyone! It appears that we're going to conclude the Heart Shooter / Discord TP! Anyone interested in joining in/watching, please come to Canterlot!" (Public-shout)
<OOC> Dinky gasps. Rainbow_Dash has left. <OOC> Dinky is the max timing. Vinyl_Scratch has left.
Daring_Do blinks and stares at Dinky. "I'm not... a... Whatever it is. Changeling? Not that." she says, and holds out the scroll to Vinyl. "Bardigan was a bit distracted at the time..."
You page, "Oh sure! Insist on a lesson right now, then -leave!-" to Vinyl_Scratch.
Marble_Memory has left.
<OOC> You say, "She gone."
Vinyl_Scratch pages, "We've been planning this TP for WEEKS. XD" to you. You page, "Goooood luck!" to Vinyl_Scratch.
"Sure," says Dinky. "And I'm not a loser. Save it for Judgement Day." With that, Dinky gathers up her guitar and, eschewing sandwiches, lessons and sofaforting, takes her leave of the suddenly surreal household. Oh, look. The coloring book is open to a picture of a posing Daring Do. Maybe she can sign it.