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Current progress details:

- dialogs: 40%
- backgrounds: 80%
- poses: 20%
- composite: 0%

Estimated time of the next update:

Whenever it's ready.

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? 

220 deviants said ...Why do I have the feeling that you haven't even thought it up yet?
154 deviants said Common sense
131 deviants said Reading faces
65 deviants said Sharing the same manestyle with half of the background fillies
58 deviants said Reading minds
43 deviants said Access to free dental care


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Idontknowwell Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hi. Long time no see! I'm back again, to translate your awesome comics again.
I've joined the army. It's duty here. Anyway, can I get the textless panel again? Not all of them, from Chapter 5 Part 5 to your latest one..
It's good that I can watch your comics here. And the bad thing is that I can't translate and upload them. But I got a short vacation(1/1~1/14) and I can do what I want during the vacation...
As always, I and my friends are looking forward to watching it...
TriteBristle Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Stay safe out there! ;)

You can find the blanks here and here, although these new ones have the whole pages as blanks, rather than the separate panels.
Idontknowwell Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well, I hope my English skills are not regressed...
bluezola Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm waiting ( no offense)
Waltervd Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey tritebristle
i took the idea for the hand shaped magic for a OC of mine :P 
( they could be good friends XD ) 

its a UTAU of mine… < you can see him here he is dancing/singing to too cute his hand appear on the end 
SniperTeam4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I dropped by to see if you were still alive. No tweets since Nov., and ages since the last comic. I was getting worried. But I see people have heard from you in December, so I'm okay. Hope everything is going well with school and such.
TriteBristle Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm actually working on the next bonus page now finally, and the annual hearth's warming group pic. Expect the former in a couple of days. :3
Superrobert1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Nice to know you're still around, I was worried that something bad had happened to you.
Twiddling the progress bar every once in a while is all we need to stay aware.
TabrisLockhart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I really enjoy your comics but I confess that I make fun of you a lot when describing your comic.

"The way TriteBristle hooks ponies up with one another is crazy...his comic 'Heartstrings' has more shipping options than the local post office"
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
And you've only seen the tip of the iceberg. >:3
bigpurplemuppet99 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
When are you gonna bring up the next comics?
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Sooner or later. Busy with work right now.
bigpurplemuppet99 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I understand. So what kind of work do you do?
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I'm a PhD student right now and a student researcher. My field is mostly soft computing paradigms, so what I do is pretty much thinking up new algorithms with regard to existing ones, implementing them, testing them and publishing my results in international conferences. :)
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DarthSithis09 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you took a break to play DAI!? That could take forever!!! NOOOOOOOOO, also your comics are awesome.
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I actually finished it on Sunday. Now I'm trying to catch up on my work. xD
No idea right now how long it will take, but the next update will come sooner or later. :3
ShadowShaiden Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hai~! I know you probably don't ship it yourself, but your comic made me ship Symphony and Ballad! And, through a random twist of asking if anyone could make Symballad pics on Derpibooru, i met someone who became my girlfriend who also ships Symballad. So thank you for putting Symphony and Ballad in close proximity in 'It was Alright'. Otherwise, I wouldn't have a great ship and a lovely Girlfriend~
Thanks Tritebristle!
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Grats! ;)

Well, I'm not at all unpersuadable when it comes to femslash couple shippin' (especially for characters with no canon personalities). :3

Originally I didn't intend any more role for Ballad, but now I'm contemplating putting her in a significant role in chapter 7. We shall see. :3
ShadowShaiden Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…

I case you want to see Symballad pics :)

Most of them are by me, but one of them is a trace on two Joey Darkmeat pics, and the one on the second page, third row in the middle is by my gf :)
SparkleStuffs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just finished reading Heartstrings and I am glad yo know there is a comic about Lyra and BonBon.They are my favorite background ponies ever!
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