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July 3rd, 2013, 2:00 pm

Average Rating: 5.00
She really hates getting slapped in the face. You'd think they'd have caught on to that by now.
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Author's Comments:

Reply melaredblu, June 9th, 2013, 2:47 am

This is one of the most brutal things I've ever drawn. Making this comic may be turning me into a psycho.

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Reply melaredblu, July 7th, 2013, 12:29 am

@casey: Cute, huh? Don't let June hear you say that.

User's Comments:

Reply vaslittlecrow, July 3rd, 2013, 2:40 pm

No, it's not turning you into a psycho. This is just June revealing her true stripes and using her power accordingly. Which, to be fair, is rather frightening.

Reply melaredblu, July 3rd, 2013, 5:28 pm

@vaslittlecrow: I know this isn't really out of character for her, but it doesn't feel...justified. I feel kind of bad for drawing it; I liked the Octonana. I swear I'm going somewhere with all this, though.

Reply vaslittlecrow, July 3rd, 2013, 8:12 pm

I don't know if I am way off, but Leopold's original mission was to find a girl with a heart full of love, joy and color with the prism. Queen Juno didn't seem very happy to send him on the mission, and she never specified what kind of love, joy or color. And when you think about it, June loves violence, and it obviously is one of the few things that seems to bring her unmitigated joy. As for color... she's colorful all right.

Well, it occurred to me that she might be pure of heart, but not necessarily in the pure with goodness and light sense of the word. Is it possible that she is a creature of pure chaos... or worse... evil? Maybe the prism chose her because she would get the job of defeating the Shade done at any cost.

When you take all of this into consideration, the implications of this story are actually really unnerving. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but the philosophical underpinning of what Princess Chroma could potentially be are pretty intense and complicated.

Just throwing that out there.

Reply Charil, July 3rd, 2013, 11:01 pm

... man, Vas is making some pretty awesome points there. Now I love it even more wtf.

And here I was gonna just say how awesome the composition of that last panel is, now I feel bland!

Reply melaredblu, July 4th, 2013, 9:52 pm

@vaslittlecrow: Oh my. I really can't respond without risking spoilers. All I can say is it makes me very happy that you took the time to write all that. Thank you.

Reply melaredblu, July 4th, 2013, 9:53 pm

@Charil: Believe me, every single comment is deeply appreciated, no matter how detailed or what it's about.
I actually like that panel too, though I still feel kind of bad about it, haha.

Reply Hjels, July 5th, 2013, 4:48 am

That is properly gratuitous. I love it. Especially how you did the back-light on the last panel. And the way way her arms and shoulders seem to find resistance, lends it a feeling of real weight. Well done.

Reply melaredblu, July 5th, 2013, 8:28 pm

@Hjels: That pose gave me a lot of trouble. I had to resort to self-posing in front of a mirror to even begin to figure it out.

Reply groovykinda (Guest), July 6th, 2013, 12:44 am

The body pose and the lighting are great. It took me a second to figure out what she was doing, but when I did-hoo boy.
I understand how you feel. It's kind of unnerving to draw your character going crazy, or doing something ultra-violent, or just plain bad.
Kind of shakes you up, realizing that you had that inside you.
Still, in this case it led to a great page and some fun, gratuitous violence, so everyone's a winner!

Reply melaredblu, July 6th, 2013, 1:40 am

@groovykinda: This chapter is definitely stretching my writing abilities. Working on my art is a given, but this is the first time I feel like I'm taking any kind of risk with the story. It's a bit scary, but I'm relieved the audience response is more or less favorable.

Reply casey (Guest), July 6th, 2013, 11:33 pm

totally awesome! this is the most explicit display of banana gore i've ever seen. AWESOME! on that note, shes cute when shes angry :3

Reply NitztheBloody, July 8th, 2013, 12:38 pm

Somehow it's even more disturbing to see banana mush than if it were actual blood.

Reply melaredblu, July 8th, 2013, 6:49 pm

@NitztheBloody: Now that you mention it, that mush looks a lot more like guts than I intended, especially with the reddish overlay. Yeesh...

Reply NitztheBloody, July 9th, 2013, 2:43 pm

@melaredblu: I'm enjoying this darker twist and encourage any and all risks you might take with your story. Unless they involve sparkling vampires, but only one human being was deranged enough to come up with that idea.

Reply NitztheBloody, July 9th, 2013, 2:45 pm

@melaredblu: sometimes things that look like but aren't quite gore are even more unsettling than actual explicitness. The fantastical disconnect is what makes it worse, because it forces the reader to use their imagination. One of my favorite examples is an issue of Iron Man where a godlike villain turned everyone in Paris to stone, and Tony Stark realized that the mountain of rubble he'd been smashed into was a pile of petrified, shattered bodies. Uggh.

Reply melaredblu, July 9th, 2013, 10:29 pm

@NitztheBloody: Adding sparkly vampires to this story wouldn't be a risk, it would be suicide. Besides, my comic has enough sparkly things.
And as for that Iron Man That's creative. It's horrifying too, but also creative.

Reply groovykinda (Guest), July 10th, 2013, 12:41 am

I don't think the sparkly vampires would mix well with the hellish red eyes in that third panel.
By the way, that face in panel one must've taken some time to get right. Expressions like that are really tough to do well, and you did.

Reply melaredblu, July 10th, 2013, 1:19 am

@groovykinda: The expression wasn't nearly as tough to nail as that fist she's raising. Hands are my forever nightmare, and yet I keep making them a prominent feature in panels like a total masochist.

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