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keiiii, February 13th, 2013, 8:27 am ( Reply )

I'm aware that a lot of people don't like this... "pairing" (for lack of better terms). Just know that there was no "awwww, wouldn't it be adorable if he did this" kind of author godmoding involved. In fact, I was cringing the whole time while drawing this page. But when the *characters* make something happen, I, as the author, can only obey.

And Leon's not feeling comfortable about this, either (the primary cause of my cringing!). Created as an adult clone, he never went through childhood, never had the experience of someone wiping away his own tears with a loving hand. In spite of that, his heart compels him to this.

When he goes home tonight, though, he'll be mulling over it; and the more he thinks about it, the more uncomfortable it'll make him feel... Like he's violated her by touching her face. He'll be trying to bury that thought under more pressing problems, like how to deal with the situation with Alberich.

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But no matter how cringe worthy the moment is for him its a very "human" moment! (i use the term human lightly here ^^)
even is she doesn't realize, there is someone there to wipe away her tears!!!

posted by Annie (Guest) on February 20th, 2013, 5:33 am

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I love that you've really thought about what's going through your characters heads as you write out and draw the comic. I think this is a pretty cool scene.

posted by Brielle (Guest) on February 20th, 2013, 11:36 am

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It's interesting that you bring up Leon/June and how most might not find it all that appealing in comparison to Chi/June. The talk that they (Leon and June) had way back when after the attack from the rogue elf, it struck me at how good conversational chemistry they seemed to have when on screen, together.

I don't mean this in a direct way that's wholly romantic. It's more in the way that June affects Leon in a way that makes a new side of him visible. For Leon to June, he challenges her and makes her consider the possibility--much as she might not like or approve of it--of wanting to be selfish. Or perhaps I was reading too much into it. Heh.

posted by Ether (Guest) on February 20th, 2013, 7:06 pm

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Haha, keiiii is so funny, explaining everything so her readers don't go all, "y u no like chi/june?!" I kinda felt like this would eventually happen, but I also know this comic has sooo many twists and turns that I have *no idea* what will happen. (: Keep drawing, woman! The excitement is too much!!

posted by Sevi (Guest) on February 21st, 2013, 12:20 am

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@Ether: I'm inclined to agree with you. ^^

@Sevi: Funny thing is, LeonxJune predates Chi-MinxJune. After all, in the previous draft of the story, Chi-Min was gay...

@annie: Poor June, didn't know she had her mommy waiting for her all these years... didn't know Chi-Min had such feelings for her... and doesn't know Leon has feelings for her. D:

@Brielle: You brought up something interesting! I don't 'think' these things... I 'feel' them. These things happen in my mind the same way they happen to my characters. If it's a thought process, like plotting, I think it. If it's a feeling or an emotional response, I feel them; I don't have to think my way through it.

Of course, there are many cases where thinking and feeling happen simultaneously, influencing each other. Writing is such a fascinating thing :)

posted by keiiii on February 21st, 2013, 8:52 am

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Hell, yes!!
You know, I'm surprised people prefer Chi-Min/June than Leon/June pairing. I know in the end is not important because the story is not about shippings or a love story in a main lead but I like to toy with the idea. And is precisely the situation the three of them are that make it more interesting, specially in Leon's case. He was created as an adult but he is far more compasive than Chi-Min and far far more than Alberich and Phoenix. Leon is more a slave than any other thing and spite of that he's not a mean person.
I still sustain he's better for June than any other prospect :)

posted by Dan (Guest) on February 21st, 2013, 9:12 am

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Omg I know. There were soo many things about your first draft that were like wtf? XD But I like how you worked with your characters and kept some original ideas that make your comic unique (like how people with cat ears or whiskers is normal here). I'm kinda doing the same thing with my novel (minus cat ears haha).

posted by Sevi (Guest) on February 21st, 2013, 11:21 am

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Uh, somewhere along the line I forgot that Leon was a clone. o_o Or maybe I missed something. I feel like I missed something. I thought he just had a twin and that was it or something.

Regardless, sudden urge for Leon feelings toward June reaching overwhelming potential. >_<! Not even like crushlike feelings, but just that whole... everything that this page already says. D: Compassion and maybe even a desire to protect her from Alberich's machinations? Friendship. Fun stuff like that.

Right now I'm wondering if Alberich set this up, though... or if he really didn't know/forgot their prior connection to each other.

I just don't know. ._. I'm excited for the next few pages, either way!!

posted by Locksharp (Guest) on February 21st, 2013, 2:04 pm

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@Locksharp: Chapter 27 page 14 :D

@Dan: it's true, Leon is the nicest guy out of the entire cast. Chi-Min may never be ready for a relationship, Cortinon will never get over his dead wife, and Alberich... being with June? Let's not go there. XDD

Though there WAS a weird semi-alternate-universe scene in which the two of them got to interact quite a bit. (not a part of the comic canon) I'll be posting that stuff here soonish.

@Sevi: I suspect the whole animal parts thing is a remnant of my Dragon Ball loving days. The original DB (Goku's childhood), not DBZ... you see all these anthromorphic characters walking around and nobody bats a lash. Even the president of the whole world was a cat!

posted by keiiii on February 21st, 2013, 5:34 pm

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Omg, that's true! And haha, I use to love dbz as a kid. All I remember of db was that it was filled with innuendo annnd other stuff. XD

And ooh Friday is nearly here!

posted by Sevi (Guest) on February 21st, 2013, 9:02 pm

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@keiiii: Oh, crap, I went back and read and it gave some serious insight into what might be going on soon. >_>

posted by Locksharp (Guest) on February 23rd, 2013, 1:42 pm

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@Locksharp: :o Insight? Share!

posted by keiiii on February 23rd, 2013, 3:11 pm

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Hm. Do a lot of people like Chi-Mi/June? I totally prefer Leon/June. They just seem so much more connected.

posted by Guest on February 24th, 2013, 7:13 pm

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@Guest: LeonxJune people have not been vocal. I don't have an accurate data here. XD

posted by keiiii on February 24th, 2013, 10:01 pm

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