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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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SeventhSkull Featured By Owner 13 hours ago

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

It's not like it's super obvious or anything.
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.
muffinshire Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to know. I hope your wife gets the help she needs.
Killed2013 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Wow, is the letters are galactic letters?
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
OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, how nice!
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 :)
RangerSteve Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
inspiring. Nice work!
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great story. Very nice work.
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Nice little story.
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