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Lyra Heartstrings: local lyrist of Ponyville and all around nice pony. But despite that being her special talent, no one acknowledges her for it. Instead, they remember her for something far weirder, that Lyra wants forgotten.

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The part where Derpy is telling her to get out more, there was a mistake. You typed "All you day is kinda... hang about," when you should have put "do". Just throwin' that out there. :twilightsmile::pinkiehappy:

This is good. Introverted PoVs are things I like, mostly because that's the way I am and I can relate to it the most. Nice job. :twilightsmile:

This is good. Introverted PoVs are things I like, mostly because that's the way I am and I can relate to it the most. Nice job. :twilightsmile:

Pretty interesting take on the concept. My only suggestion is that the opening is a little weak. Instead of just saying "I try to talk to them and I get met with false smiles and fake acts of kindness," give us a short scene where that happens, maybe with one of the ponies she was friends with in school.

Not sure if the ending means she didn't get Bon Bon as a friend or not.

I'm not certain if that last line is supposed to be a good thing or a bad thing, but it was still kind of touching.

2409520 I wish someone would Photoshop a muffin were the apple is. Then I could use it to refence Cupcakes. =D


It would be horrible.:pinkiegasp:




It needs to be done.:pinkiecrazy:

JJ, stop getting featured.

It's making me look bad.

isn't lyricist like.... a song writer?

Yes, a lyricist is a song-writer. But Lyra said she’s a lyrist, a lyre-player.


I see the author changed it to that.

So is Lyra in love or attracted to Bon Bon? Is this a subtle shipping hint or something where she said she had beautiful eyes? Or are they just friends at the end? I'm kinda confused can someone explain?

This was good. But. It just kinda stops. Not really sure what kinda mark it ended on.

I'm confused. Is "Her ears never did dance" supposed to be sad? I can't tell how the fic ended.


It's intended to be a sort of joke thing. My bad, I probably didn't make that clear enough.

2412950 So they do become friends in the end?

Cute, short, and touching. :twilightsmile:

A human comes to Eqestria, all ponys (bar lyra) feel like jerks for being mean to her

Cute little glimpse into the mind of a socially awkward musician. Nicely done. :pinkiesmile:

This hit pretty close to home.

I've never really read much about Lyra in fan fictions before, but this was pretty good. :twilightsmile:

Enjoyable and sweet. :twilightsmile:

This actually hits me. Hard. I'm constantly moving around the country, I'm awkward when it comes to meeting new people because everyone has their friends and I'm just "the new girl who can draw". So, because I'm an oddity, and social status is major now that I'm almost a Freshman in high school, I'm not one of the "kool kids" with great "style and humor", I'm the "awkward artist" with "weird taste". Lyra being left out of almost everything because of one silly fascination....that can pretty much sum up my life :fluttershyouch:. Its a great story. Really is, and besides a few errors, I'm glad it's a featured story! Good job :pinkiehappy:

A cute story, and one that I can certainly relate to. Sometimes, it's just more fun inside your own head.

Excellent use of best pony. :derpytongue2: Also, Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon. :pinkiehappy:

While it's not a complete take that against the usual fanon interpretation of Lyra, but I like the story that she's not too obsessed with them and how she become friends with Bon Bon.

“Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon Bon...”

That was awesome! Great story. Hope to see more like that in the future! :twilightsmile:

This probably would have hit home for me as well, but a few years back I made the realization that everyone is fucking bizarre in some way and that my way was just a little more overt. Since then I stopped holing up around myself, put myself out there and let the wimps who can't stand little deviations of their norm get seared away by the power of my bizarre awesomeness. Everyone has this awesomeness and awesome are those who embrace it.

This truly is a slice of life story. What some things we do as a kid can come to bite us back in the butt in the future. Much like Lyra's predicament and how it can be related to so many others even if they start off differently. I felt sad for Lyra but good to know she got another friend at least in the end.

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.

I wish I could say that quote applies but it loosely does right now.

It's ok Lyra. Some of the best friendships I've had (and still do) have been with awkward musicians. Say, would you like to get a coffee later or something?

Nice story JJ, and congrats on the feature.

Hey, congrats on getting featured on EqD. Too bad they posted the wrong link...

I redirect you to your profile picture, as it responds best to this.

yes.this is my new head-canon.

Wow, very interesting take on Lyra. I wish I had your story talent.

Lovely portrayal of Lyra and Bon Bon. Also a very interesting take on Derpy, her being the more socially outgoing one, yet still the bubbly and kind mare that I love and read about more often.

Very nice story!

I realise now that I had put Derpy in a far
more difficult position than I was in. She
was torn between two sides: the cool
ponies, and me. It wasn’t fair on her, but
I’ll never forgive her kindness. It’s one of
the few things I’ll cherish and never let go
of. That and my music.

Forgive her a kindness? That sounds kinda weird, like "GRRRR I'LL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR ALL THE KINDNESS YOU'VE DONE TO ME"
Maybe forget would work better?

other than that loved the story. I'm a sucker for happy endings

Well written but relatively bland.

I hope you don't mind, but I liked this fic so much I've put together a reading of it on YouTube.


I'm truly honored that you've done such, thank you!

Now to blog this so more can see! :pinkiehappy:

2746819 yeah, heard her reading and really liked it. this was a really nice fic.

though i really wanna find those ponies that decided to ignore lyra (not counting derpy, since she still tried) and beat the living daylights out of them

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