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Charity Comic - Vinyl Scratch's Glasses by muffinshire Charity Comic - Vinyl Scratch's Glasses by muffinshire
Clivo100 is leading a fundraising drive to pay for tests and treatment for a friend, Robyn, who suffers from Irlen Syndrome, a visual-perceptual disorder with some similarities to dyslexia. Irlen Syndrome sufferers experience difficulties in reading text, among other symptoms. Clive is running a fundraiser on Indiegogo with a goal of raising the US$800 needed to cover the costs of evaluations, lab tests and special lenses to help correct Robyn's problem and allow her to complete her studies. They have already raised more than half the funds needed, and since both he and his friend Robyn are bronies, Clive approached me to help raise awareness and make a push for that goal by writing and drawing a pony comic. Here then is my imagined "origin story" for Vinyl Scratch's signature look, in a tale that shows how a little generosity can make a huge difference to someone's life.

The Indiegogo fundraising page can be found here: [link] , so please give what you can.

Please direct any questions about the fundraiser to clivo100.


Update: Equestria Daily has featured this in one of their comics posts.

Update: Goal achieved! Thanks to some amazing displays of charity, Clive and Robyn have reached their total. There are truly wonderful people in this community, as these outpourings of generosity in the many different fundraising drives going on have shown. Today, I am proud to be a brony, and so should you all be. If you still want to donate though, please do - Clive has made it clear that any surplus will go to the Irlen Institute, helping others with the same condition.

Update: The Irlen Institute, a charity leading research and awareness of the condition, has featured this comic on their Facebook page.
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:iconfluttershycookie:
FluttershyCookie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
:> I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT SMILE. Speechless :speechless: :speechless: :speechless: :speechless: revampSpeechlessSpeechless Emote :speechlesssearching: :speechless: Speechless - ToTEP uhhh :I 
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SeventhSkull Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hmmm...

I wonder which bed and desk belongs to which pony...

It's not like it's super obvious or anything.
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:iconmiko633:
Miko633 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Found this after reading the Twilight's First Day series. And because of it we may have inadvertently discovered what may have been causing a chronic problem for my wife. Planning to get tested soon. Thank you.
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:iconmuffinshire:
muffinshire Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to know. I hope your wife gets the help she needs.
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:iconkilled2013:
Killed2013 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Wow, is the letters are galactic letters?
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:iconeqfazrael:
EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I totally thought she couldn't read it because of sleep deprivation from too much late night partying. :) Cuz that's what happens to me =P
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:iconoperativenumbuh227:
OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, how nice!
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work you guys! Living will Irlens I can understand the frustrations, and this was not only a clever but very compassionate thing to do to help raise money. Good on you :)
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:iconrangersteve:
RangerSteve Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
inspiring. Nice work!
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:iconpenguinator24:
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great story. Very nice work.
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:iconrobotninjahero:
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Nice little story.
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:iconsteelshoe16:
SteelShoe16 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
best MLP couple ever
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:iconredfeathercat:
Redfeathercat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That was nice of you, Tavi.
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:iconwebsurger:
Websurger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Im pretty sure the name of the magazine could have been chosen better, but nevertheless, it's a good comic.
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I always love it when these two are portrayed as friends rather than lovers.:) (Smile) 
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:iconhardscifiguru:
HardSciFiGuru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Meh... bunk beds? :(
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:iconredfeathercat:
Redfeathercat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
What's wrong with them?
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:iconhardscifiguru:
HardSciFiGuru Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Everypony knows Vinyl and Octy are a couple. Couples have no need of bunk beds. ^_^
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:iconredfeathercat:
Redfeathercat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh...
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:iconmudsin:
Mudsin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
<3
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:iconeskerata:
Eskerata Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I may not have Robyn's sight problems, but as a painfully near-sighted person who always needs his glasses on, I can sympathize. This is going in my favorites.
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aaaww!!! So cute!!! :love: :love: :love:
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:iconkaciekk:
kaciekk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So cute!
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:iconblackdragonboy:
BlackDragonBoy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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:iconkatrinaprime123:
katrinaprime123 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ho thats how viral got thoses
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:iconsonamy2145:
sonamy2145 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
awww
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:icongibuny:
gibuny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
d'aaw it's so sweet! ^^
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:iconmastervule:
MasterVule Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww so cute!!! Good comic!!! :D
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:icondragonking17:
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash Fire: I always wondered were she got those. Way past awesome picture. Clap  
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:iconecnarance:
EcnarancE Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
So they're reading glasses... so she isn't a douche who wears shades in doors! But seriously, Vinyl is awesome, and so is Tavi
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:iconac-whiteraven:
AC-whiteraven Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wonder how her glasses stay on..  O__O
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:iconlunastudios90:
lunastudios90 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
his nose, maybe? 
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:icon6tothesource:
6tothesource Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Ever seen The Matrix? Vinyl's glasses are similar to Morpheus' shades. Designed to be worn upon the bridge of the nose. 
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:iconkarolkwiecjasz:
Karolkwiecjasz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Yeah! And they also designed to fully cover the eyes which causes an Xtereme Xplozion of Coolness!!! 
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:iconsunflarepony:
SunFlarePony Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've read hoofbeat. And it's not about music or speakers...
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:iconmuffinshire:
muffinshire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I wasn't aware of the other "Hoofbeat" when I drew this! But it's an obvious pun name for a pony music magazine. The Lone Star Comics exclusive cover for issue 1 of the official IDW comic (this one) has the same joke.
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SunFlarePony Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh! I see... 
That's interesting^^ 
derpibooru.org/230231?scope=sc…
Found it in an instant. You meant this one right?
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:iconfoxkristen:
foxkristen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I knew it! =O
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:iconpatrikov909:
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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:iconvosszero:
VossZero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
The feels!
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:iconlucky7number7seven7:
lucky7number7seven7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This could also be a solution with derpy, think about it! The only reason she isn't on the show more is because someone (who is an asshole) found her offensive, the only offensive part about her is the fact that she is so clumsy. In real life that could be blamed on her lazy eye, and therefore a vision problem. The solution? GLASSES!!!!!!
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
:iconhappytearsplz:So good!!!!
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:iconterumi-kantoku:
Terumi-Kantoku Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the goal! This comic is perfect!
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:iconblockybob:
blockybob Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
How does she know if it will help her she needs to take tests of her eyes first or did she do that at night while vinyl was sleeping?
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:iconxv22shasokais:
xv22shasokais Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
It's magic, bro. It's magic.
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:icondeltasworder1x:
deltasworder1x Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
ohhhhh they're prescription. no wonder she wore them at night. i thought they were just sunglasses.
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:iconcavenerd20:
Cavenerd20 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
You are awesome. This is a wonderful thing to do. Congratulations on your goal.

You may well have inspired something from me.
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
very cool xD and cute :3
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:iconthepoketrix:
ThePoketrix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I absolutely had to +fav this.
I couldn't resist.
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:iconsephiroth2004:
Sephiroth2004 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
What an appropriate pony given that tinted lenses are one of the treatments for Irlen Syndrome.
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