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Estimated time of the next update: Around the beginning or middle of the 3nd week of September (I'll be on a conference trip abroad the whole 2nd week, I have no idea how much free time I'll get there).

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

What do you think BonBon's crime was? 

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


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zRei Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
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.
anideterm3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 1 day ago
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. ^_^
SniperTeam4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Update! Everypony rejoice! More Heartstrings!
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
The page itself will have to wait a bit though (~20 hours or so), but it will soon follow the next tumblr update. :3
cadencetheflamehaze Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Sorry. Don't read this if you don't believe in chain mail. I don't take risks.)
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
EStories Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know that we all will wait as long as we have to to see the next page :) No need to hurry; take your time to have like you like it! /)
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
The last few weeks were quite hectic for me, but the comic will definitely resume very soon. :)
I'm trying to get the next page out before my next conference trip (in 3 days), though I'm not sure how much free time I'll get next week.

But if we get through that, I have some extra pages (in plans) that will most likely make some heads explode from the cuteness. Or the hilarity. Or at least make someone snicker a lil' bit. We'll see. ;)
marinus18 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Maybe you should stop now with making predictions. I mean it's obvious that you don't know when they'll be finished.
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
That's exactly what prediction means, trying to estimate something with uncertainty. I've been telling you that I never know exactly when the next pages will be finished for quite some time now. The timer stays for now.
Legionarily Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Do you have any other art pages, etc.? I love your art-style, and I'd like to see more of your work if possible.
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014
I do have a non-pony dA account, but it's empty yet. I plan to upload non-pony related things there in the future, such as my next story with all its illustrations.
GhostWriterNext Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Have you taught about doing a patreon?
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Yep, but not for horse business.
I'm planning to set one up after I'm done with this comic, and started my novel (a long, non-pony story made in a similar story-telling style that takes place in one of my own universes).
GhostWriterNext Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You might want to do one for your current comic having a fanbase will help when you do a patreon for your original work. What is you novel going to be about by the way?
TriteBristle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Nah, I try to avoid monetizing pony stuff, better be safe about it.

The novel will be a sci-fi adventure romantic action comedy with quite a bit of drama and occasional horror. So a clusterf*ck of genres (just like Heartstrings), with a slightly more serious tone than this comic (but plenty of room for humor). The relationship and character development will be in the focus most of the time, which is often done through drama and action.

As for the story, it will be about the life of a freelancer group trying to get by on an alternative future Earth.
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