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Current progress details:

- dialogs: 40%
- backgrounds: 40%
- poses: 0%
- composite: 0%

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


This panel will show all the translations of the comic with links to the translators and their translation. I'll try to roam through my messages to find out who did what language, if you did but don't see yourself on this list please drop me a message about it. :)
Also there are multiple translators/translations for some languages, so you can't say there's no variety in that. :3 (I usually don't deny the "right" for anyone to translate my stuff to their native language.)

Korean - :iconidontknowwell: - (link)
French - :iconsimocarina: - (link)
Occitan - :iconsimocarina: - (link)
Spanish - :icondavid-irastra: - (link) - :iconraimundo1941: - (link)
Russian - :icontranvi: & :iconfeng-shui1301: - (link)


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What's Pinchy's special talent? 

204 deviants said ...Why do I have the feeling that you haven't even thought it up yet?
148 deviants said Common sense
126 deviants said Reading faces
64 deviants said Sharing the same manestyle with half of the background fillies
53 deviants said Reading minds
43 deviants said Access to free dental care


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TabrisLockhart Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Just wanted to let you know I got done reading Heartstings and I have to say it is simply AMAZING.  Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to reading more as they can be done
Snake557 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hello! How are you doing?
TriteBristle Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Reasonably well, I suppose. Busy with work as usual.
MotownWarrior01 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Hi, Oh yeah, Lyra is actually my OC's wife.  I thought I would tell ya, just for fun ^^
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014
In your parallel universe, sure. But I only care about mine tbh. ;) And about the canon one, for a certain degree.
MotownWarrior01 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I know, when I thought of Lyra I thought of your comic ^^
GhostWriterNext Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Sent you a note
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lordsteak Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Diggin' the comic.  Thought this was relevant (and amusing):
StormShySky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  New member
I really like your comic :D
And I want to know how you make them, can please you tell me? (Sorry if you have already showed how to make them, I just can't find it)

Oh, and, you said at in the very first chapter of the comic that you're not an artist, but the comic's graphics are really good!

(Sorry if I used any bad English)
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
- For each page, the first step is writing the dialogs. Knowing who says what and when makes it easier to figure out how many panels the page will need, and gives some kind of guideline to the direction of the scenes (camera angles, poses, etc) .
- Then figure out how to build the scene, backgrounds and poses.
- Drawing the poses is next. I use Inkscape for vector graphics (which is free). The advantage of using vectors instead of manually drawing it (like the talented artists do) is that I usually only have to draw a body pose once (using either one screenshot of the desired body pose (in the beginning, I used RD for Lyra's poses), or draw parts of the body (torso, hooves/legs, face, mane, etc.) from separate images then put them together like playing LEGO; nowadays I usually do it this way). Later on you can reuse the vectors, recolor them, rescale them, etc. You can find tons of tutorials on vectoring in Inkscape on the net. :)
- After I have the poses and backgrounds (latter are made of trees, houses, whatever I need), I put them together into frames (which are simple rectangles), export the frames (which cuts off the parts that aren't inside the rectangles), then put the frames together (in a different file dedicated for the composite) into a page template (which is basically a bunch of rectangles, feel free to use the same design that I made for my comic, or even improve it to fit your comic better). All this is done in Inkscape. :)

It's quite simple, but needs tons of work. But it can be done while listening to a podcast or a tv show on the side. :)
For me, the most important part is the writing, as you can see right in the beginning of the list above. Some days I just can't come up with anything remotely useful, which is often why the updates take a long time (apart from being busy with my work and studies).
StormShySky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  New member
Thank you for telling :D
spitfire235 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014
i just wanted to say your AWESOME!
that is all i have to say,have a vary nice day or night!
Ika-Hime Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch~!
DarthDingus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014…



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 Oct 16, 2014  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 General Artist
wat. ._.
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