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Current progress details:

- dialogs: 90%
- backgrounds: 70%
- poses: 35%
- composite: 0%
- current subtask: conjuring up 'hnnnnnnngs' (I believe that is the appropriate scientific term for it :3 )

Estimated time of the next update:

In a week, hopefully.

Also have a progress bar up now as you can see, which informs you how much progress I made, as well as how much the production is stalling because I have more important things to do at the moment.
(counter updated frequently, depending on how fast I can progress with the page. So the number can actually be increased too, if something comes up meanwhile. If you don't see it change from one day to the next, that means I didn't have time to progress with the comic on that day.)

Heartstrings is also on tumblr!

You can also read the first two chapters in one flash file just by clicking through (similar to the tumblr solution, but more comfortable) here
in courtesy of :iconponyminus:

I'm no artist, no writer and neither is my native language English. So don't be surprised if the visuals are bad (all I do is trying to copy the show's style), the writing is bad and full of grammar mistakes. So I'm just a random person on the internet who wants to tell a tale, in my clumsy way.

My policy on favoriting stuff: If you favorite my stuff, I'll thank it by making more of it. This goes both ways, if I favorite your stuff, it means I like it, so please make more of it. ;)

Also, please note that my way to thank praises is trying to get the next page out sooner, so don't get offended by me not replying with a standard, copy-paste "thank you" to your kind comment, rest assured I read everything and I really appreciate them!

Well, instead of boring you all by listing my excuses and the causes of why I didn't have time for the comic in the last semester, I'll just say that the next (ch5p09) page will be ready very soon (I'm hoping to finish it within 2-14 hours, depending on if I decide to get some sleep in the meantime). (page is already out)

I'm still not free to fully focus on comic-making yet, but I'll try to make another page in the course of the next two weeks too. After that, we'll finish this chapter quite quickly, we'll finally get some answers. And some more questions. As usual.

For chapter 6, I'm planning on some minor changes that would make the making process faster, or at least more productive. Can't really go into details (because I still have to figure them out), we'll see how things work out. :3


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What do you think BonBon's crime was? 

428 deviants said Illegal magic candy trafficking
166 deviants said Refusing to sing in public
112 deviants said Breaking the laws of physics (only Pinkie has a license for that)
88 deviants said Something else! ->[comment]
79 deviants said Casual, literal dining on foals
45 deviants said Stealing candy from the same baby on multiple occasions


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Mistress-Squidsy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch~!
DarthDingus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member…



Legionarily Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Wai so inactive? Are things alright? D:
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Yep. This is actually the usual state, since my progress is unpredictable it's not uncommon that an update takes 1-2, sometimes 4 weeks to finish.
MrLunaz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
hi i know you ship  lyra  and bonbon, and so does  hasbro :)

screenshot from the new movie.   
Waltervd Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If lyra obcesses with humans in the mlp-verse would she obcess  over  unicorns there ?
RainyBrush Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wat. ._.
MrLunaz Featured By Owner 5 days ago
why so  sad ?
Futaba2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Lyra and Bon Bon was good in Rainbow Rocks.
AutumnLeaf167 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heartstrings is one of my favorite comics! I LOVE the plot! And the style!

and pretty much everything about it
ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
your style is amazing n_n
Incognito-I Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the new addition of a break-down of each element and it's completion percentage ^^
Love the new page too! Keep it up, you - but be sure to take your time :3
zRei Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Nice comic. The pacing feels a little awkward at times.. but the dialogue often makes up for that. I particularly enjoyed the scenes in which you experimented more with the perspective of the shots. I also appreciate that you don't have Lyra and BonBon around each other all the time in every comic. It helps the pacing and narrative a lot. I know you didn't ask for a critique or anything, but.. there you go. Good work, hope to see more.
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks. :)

Yeah, I still have a lot to figure out, even after 2 years I'm still rather new at this. Though luckily we'll have less and less expositions in the future, as I've built up most of the world already. And relatively soon we'll get to see some action too. :3
(Well, not really in romance terms. I'm taking my time with getting those two together.)
anideterm3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member
I love your comic an interesting idea would be to see is DD shipping Octavia and Vinyl Scratch with their reactions (I assume Vinyl will go along with it while Octavia will blatantly try to deny the shipping).
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
DD has a policy on not interfering in ponies' love life (except in LyraBon on the yearly Hearths Warming group image), so she only watches from the sidelines.
OctaScratch will happen eventually, with a bit of drama. :3
westenpride Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wuv your Heartstrings comic /)^3^(\ 
AffinityPony Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sorry for that big wave of favs. ^^; I just discovered your Heartstrings comic and I love it! :happybounce:
rut31337 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014

Scroll down trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you <3

Every night , someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,

At least fifteen people in this world love you.

The only reason someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you

There are at least two people in this world that would die for you

You mean the world to someone.

Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

When you make the biggest mistake ever,something good comes from it.

When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.

Always remember the compliments you've received.

Forget the rude remarks.

So if you are a loving friend, send this to everyone on your list including the person that sent it to you.

Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you.

Something good will happen to you between 12 in the morning and four o'clock pm tomorrow, it could be anywere . Get ready for the biggest shock in your life

Do not break this chain. Send this to fifteen people in fifteen minutes !!

Make Someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out! <3 remember that your loved
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. 😉
= Fight for you 
= Respect you
= Involve you
= Encourage you
= Need you 
= Deserve you 
= Save you

Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back you are liked but if you 
get 7 back then you are seriously loved 😊 Heart

AuroraStar1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man just read up on your Heartstings comic! Totally epic, I love all the backgrounds you're giving everypony. ^_^
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