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Heart's Desire by Karzahnii Heart's Desire by Karzahnii
Late for Valentine's Day!

This is the finished comic from the sketches I posted back in December. The actual drawing took only around a week, but it took a lot more editing - there are numerous endings I didn't use, but I won't bring them up (they weren't used for a reason). I ended up deciding on one that stuck the most to the original theme and made sense. There are probably some continuity errors, or even debate as to whether the Heart's Desire works like that; I'm aware, but just enjoy it for what it is. How about that? :)

The Little Prince and Up were my main inspirations.

EDIT 1: In just a day, this hit my most viewed, commented, and favourited piece. Thank you for amazing feedback! I'm glad it touched so many people. Also, I have reuploaded it with very slightly altered to text to hopefully avoid a bit of confusion it caused earlier.

EDIT 2: Interested in seeing how this was made? [link]
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123uandmes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
*cry* it's so sad but happy to
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DrWhoFan611 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great scout... I was just listioning to this theme while reading this www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BuPBQ… and it fits! I read it a bit to hastily though, so I couldn't really... feel it... as much... so, perhaps maybe after another read, then maybe I'll come back with something longer. Wish I coulda' read this on Valentines. Perhaps for now, I'll think about the moral. Again, there will be more from me on the next read. So see ya then!

~All My Best
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TheSmokingCrow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
...welp...that gits yah right in the feel organ HER GI GAH GURK! *dies*
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stardusk4 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omg this just blew my mind!! Kobeni Confused Icon 
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anticlimatic12 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
So beautiful :°)
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blasterprimed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
 Llama Emoji-15 (Sniff) [V1] 
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zoogrrl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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PurfectPrincessGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So many feels...just...so many of them Happy cry (Tears of joy) But it was still a real beautiful comic <3
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EliratheDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
literally felt like i was gonna cry at the end
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Blaster543 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
This is beautiful.
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sparity-bronieboy444 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The vid makes me cry :'(
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sparity-bronieboy444 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this Sparity comic on youtube and i love it :heart: on youtube is it a bit better because the music and the pictures that change from 1 to the next madd snother effect as only reading. But good job either :-)
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EdmontoRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Hey I just wanted to comment to tell you that the comic you drew had a life changing effect on my life.

You see I found this comic while browsing the image gallery of KnowYourMeme during my freshman year of high school. When I stumbled across this comic I visited the page and as I started reading "River Flows In You" started playing. Needless to say the combination brought tears to my eyes. I scrolled down to see that someone had posted an auto play YouTube link to this beautiful melancholy piece I had just now heard. The comic already was profound but the added music is what really touched something deep down in  me.

After reading through it several more times with the music and trying hard to compose myself I decided then and there that I would learn this piece of music before I died. Well lo and behold that very night I found a copy of the sheet music and downloaded it. The next day I dusted off my old keyboard which I had stopped using four years ago when I decided I didn't really like playing piano in elementary. I practiced hours every night and at the end of two weeks I had the piece memorized despite my rusty piano skills.

In that moment I had accomplished something off my bucket list and rekindled my love of piano. Now here we are 2014 and I'm getting ready to perform Chopin and Debussy in a state contest, I'm writing my own piano music, and I'm the keyboardist in my schools jazz band.

Look I was just writing a college essay and the prompt asked me about a defining moment in my life and this sprung to my mind and I realized I never thanked you for drawing this comic because if it wasn't for you creating this art I the series of events that got me here today probably would have never occurred.
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Karzahnii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That's quite a story. Glad to hear how things have happened this way!
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Swordflash4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Genius short storytelling right there. I've favourited this comic years ago, and yet, I still find myself coming back to it. What an absolutely beautiful yet melancholy piece.
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24AHEL1TE Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Miuna Crying Icon 
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HopeandStruggle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am crying so bad right now.
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samuraimaster1776 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Ah the Manly tears
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ReedAkuma93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Artist
Joker Clap Good Job!!! I love it! :D 
The last panel, is Rarity sick or dying?
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Yogofu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
she is old :)
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ReedAkuma93 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
That's sad... :( I guess Pony can't live longer than Dragon. :(
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:iconjelly149:
jelly149 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh
my gosh
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Eeveeworlds Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sad..Sad..Onion
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MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
One of the first fan-made comics of MLP I ever read... and it still brings me to tears. ;n; 
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cisutsu123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
  Yuri Nakamura (Cries) [V1]*sob* THE FEELS!! *sob* THE FEELS!!!!! *sob*   
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Jackharney1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
im not a huge fan of MLP but that was really beautiful.
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starfan10 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
(ಥـْـِـِـِـْಥ) such beauty and awesome job there
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:iconrd924:
rd924 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"The eyes are blind, you have to look with your heart." That quote won't let me stop feeling. You did an amazing job on this!
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
:iconmanlytearsplz:My god those feels...

I... I couldn't react anymore for nearly a minute, I was stunned by this art... :heart:
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ximenita12356 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thats beautiful *sob*Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz 
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ScootFlutterDash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..This Actually Made Me Cry..Thou I Don't Like The Shipping It's Cute..This Stuff Is Guud :3
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Fireblade554 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
That is an amazing story that I really felt in my heart. :')
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Thepinkiepies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
DID RARITY DIE???! =(
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I think they both did
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Traditional western dragon mythology says that they can live for thousands of years so I'm sure Spike wouldn't be dead.  It's genius really, he ended the story with a melancholy cliffhanger, ensuring people would wonder what happened to Spike and the best of all: it's gut-wrenchingly beautiful.
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Good point
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Thepinkiepies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
THIS SHOULD HAPPEN IN THE NEXT SEASON! IF NOT, :icongunplz: :iconhasbroplz: :iconexplosionplz:
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder how he going to break it to Sweetie Belle. ^^;
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Gilorich618 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'ts..a...sad....story... :iconsobplz::iconcryforeverplz:
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TheGeekyDalek Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
<33333
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BravoDefeated Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Kenji Harima (Manly Tears) [V1] Thats beautiful *sob*
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segamarvel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
This is so emotional. However you'd think an age spell would help solve their problems.
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Zunachina Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I dont get the flower part but, awwwwwwwww(besides the bestiality).
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LadySofiaMichaelis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you made me cry ;w;
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ThunderStormin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ive never care for that ship but...

*sobs on the ground* THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! ;n; ;n; ;n;
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kt-kats Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sobs* oh my gosh, to deep!
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GAF14 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I actually cried when i read this . itīs beautiful !
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CG02536 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Ohh...my stomach.
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CG02536 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I literally have to stop looking at this...it's making me so sad.
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