Heartstrings is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Webcomic
that is made and posted on deviantART
by Tritebristle. It is a Romantic Comedy
starring Ensemble Darkponies
Lyra Heartstrings and Bon Bon with many other popular background ponies filling out the cast.
Much of the story is of the two bonding and falling in love as they help and support each other through their problems. In Bon Bonís case Lyra helps her break out of her grumpy solitary lifestyle and revive her fallen business with beautiful music. Lyra herself is an amnesiac whom Bon Bon has taken into her home. The two work together to help Lyra adjust to life in Ponyvillenote
and also cope with what memories are returning to her.
The first page of the series can be found here
and the rest can be accessed using links provided by the author.
This Webcomic provides examples of the following tropes:
- Amnesiac Hero: Lyra starts out as an amnesiac with only a few vague memories that make her believe she was not originally a pony.
- Beta Couple: Beauty Brass and Fiddlesticks form one.
- Crush Blush: Bon-Bon does this a lot.
- Cry into Chest: Done by both of the main characters.
- Deadpan Snarker: Bon Bon has this in spades as does Berry Punch.
- Elsewhere Comic: Comic follows the canon storyline so far, but from the perspective of background ponies with their own stories happening simultaneously.
- Four-Fingered Hands: the limbs Lyra can project have only four fingers, much to her confusion.
- According to Bon Bon no creature in Equestria naturally exists with more than four fingers, save those with rare birth defects.
- Funny Background Event: Berry Punch imitating Octavia in Bon-Bon's shop.
- Hero of Another Story: The Mane Six.
- And "Time Tuner" apparently.
- I Have No Son: Octavia and Fiddlesticks' grandmother is very strict on who is deemed to be part of the family.
- Insistent Terminology: Somewhat of a Running Gag as Lyra keeps getting corrected on her use of human pronouns.
Lyra: But donít worry, I wonít tell anybody! (About Bon Boní s illegal candies)
Bon Bon: Anypony.
Lyra: Yeah, them neither.
- Minor Major Character: Pinkie Pie from the show appears shortly before the end of chapter 4.
- Mirror Monologue: Berry Punch has one in one of the extras, trying to help her self confidence. It just makes her need a drink.
- Shipper on Deck: Dolphin Dreams.
Colgate: You see romances literally everywhere, DD.
- Town with a Dark Secret: Maybe but Lyra suddenly notices one day that there are more then one set of a specific pony in town. Including her and Bon Bon. She tries to chase a "Berry Punch" down only for it to warp away before she can question it.
- Trapped in Another World: The comic strongly hints that Lyra isn't from the Equestria world at all and somehow got transported there while looking for a mystical object.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Bon Bon's whole family are unicorns, and she was raised and educated as one, too.