Chapter 5.20-- Letting Go

posted 21st Oct 2016, 8:18 AM

Chapter 5.20-- Letting Go
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view HeSerpenty's profile

21st Oct 2016, 8:18 AM


Etzel, you're too easy XDD. Was that a little blush I saw? ;)

Egads, is that Rewald n Tael in the background behind Keymen? :O
Certain characters are closer than they've been in over 18 years XDD

Lastly.. new character being introduced here! Next page is her true debut however.. I shall save the big deal for next week (AND I'm running late for work X"DD)


Okay you guys... I'm so sorry about this OBvious WIP -__-. I just... couldn't finish it in time... the last few days have just been X__X.

Buuut I debated about sharing the WIP or not...and I figured if I didn't, because of my schedule.. I wouldn't probably be able to update until late TOMORROW night. I didn't wanna do that, so... here's some unfinished page but story progression nonetheless! I'll try my darndest to have it finished tonight! But most likely tomorrow night.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!

I appreciate you guys!

view sketchdoll's profile

21st Oct 2016, 8:28 AM


Don't worry about the WIP. I'm impressed you did the backgrounds first! I'm always doing characters first and then hitting a wall with backgrounds. Looks like Keymen and Gwynn are about to have their long awaited reunion! I can't wait :D

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:14 AM


Thank you so much! I used to do the Backgrounds very last... but the last few weeks I've been doing them first because I figure doing the part I hate most when I'm the most burnt out is why I'm never happy with myself haha

Page is finally all finished up now tho! Thank you for the understanding! :D

view gideonland's profile

21st Oct 2016, 10:32 AM


Yes, happy to see Gwynn smiling and feeling useful. So close to the confrontation with Keyman though. It's so nerve wrecking, gonna be some drama.
WIPs provide a good opportunity to see how the artist works. Do you always color the backgrounds first? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't lol. Depends on how I'm feeling that day.
I'll be back to see the finished. Great work.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:16 AM


Haha I know, right? Poor thing hasn't experienced much of either of those things in the comic so far (smiling and feeling useful I mean X"D)

Lately I've been trying to get the backgrounds out of the way first....because I used to save them for last when I'm super burnt out and the page suffered for it, I think. I just wanna improve!

Thank goodness page is all finished now tho X"D--THERE GOES MY WEEKEND BREAK :P

Thank you so much!

view Proxy170's profile

21st Oct 2016, 12:10 PM


Personally, I love seeing an occasional WIP. It gives us a chance to see your process. And it seems to still keep you on your own timeline and make us fans happy, so win win?

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:17 AM


I'm always so grateful when people are glad to see a WIP- I just haven't been able to stay on track the last few months! But I'll get there..eventually :P..where I'll update on time again haha

Thank you, Proxy!! <3

view Shirokuro's profile

21st Oct 2016, 12:30 PM


The wip is still do beautiful your line-art is just amazing <3

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:18 AM


Thank you Shiku! That means a lot!!

view Outlaw's profile

21st Oct 2016, 12:55 PM


If I'm being totally honest, this page still looks great the way it is.
Like, I really like this style....
Just saying.

Keep it up.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:19 AM


That's such a relief, dude! Thanks so much! :') (that WIP style would save so much time omg LOL..... shoulda done that sooner! XDD)

view MST3KFan's profile

21st Oct 2016, 2:05 PM


Your work in progress is still light years beyond what mine have ever looked like, Serpy.

I love this whole page, BTW. So much good character interaction.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:21 AM


Aw don't sell yourself short, man! I couldn't do what you do with MS Paint.. not in a thousand years X"DD

Ah I'm sooo happy and relieved you say that! Its kinda a transitional page, but.. I wanted all that interaction in there X"D

view DLKmusic's profile

21st Oct 2016, 4:44 PM


That's Right, Etzel! Stick to your guns, man... IT'S A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE!!! Whaaaa... you gave in that easy? where's the fun in that???????

Oh, and Tia, a tip for your future career... NEVER call the boss old!

It's awesome that you got this up on friday so you wouldn't let anyone down, Serpy. and you're half done pages are still miles ahead of a lot of stuff out there!

view DLKmusic's profile

22nd Oct 2016, 9:16 PM


Update! New page is looking Fiiiiine!!!

But there's something missing! Can't put my finger on what it is....

Maybe in the authors Notes section?

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:23 AM


LOL! Weeeeell it was all over when Mara chimed in-- it seems Etzel has a weak spot around that pretty lady perhaps. COULD JUST BE SPECULATION X"DD

Hahahha reminds me of the time I called my boss old X"D-- jokingly of course! Buuut..still had to back-pedal a little bit :')

You flatter me, sir! Always so gracious with the encouraging words <33. Page is officially all finished up now tho! THANK GOODNESS. Now I can rest..for a day XD.

Omg...the link X"D. I keep forgetting, aah. What would I do with out you??

view azureXtwilight's profile

21st Oct 2016, 5:59 PM


Get outta the house, gwynn, like, right now!!!

Ooo my, Etzel has a crush, etzel has a cruush~ Wonder if she realizes it too?

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:24 AM


LOL!! At least look out the window, Gwynn!

Hehe!It would appear that way! I dunno if she realizes it... but she sure does seem to spend some time around him! ;D

view JayyLyn's profile

21st Oct 2016, 6:40 PM


WIP!! :3333333<3 And AAAAAAAAGH they're so close!! Gwyn!!! Remember that super important thing you just remembered you have to do outside like RIGHT NOW? X3 it's totally important and it's totally a thing you should eet. O_____O also, NEW CHARACTER! :D YAY!

~~~also, sorry your week's been yucky, man..things have been pretty crazy/weird around here too..maybe there's something in the water. -_-; hope things get better for ya! d(^^*)<3

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:26 AM


LOL! I don't think she's taking the hint, Pony! Goshdangit Gwynn! Lololol
It's always fun to introduce the new OCs :D :D. I think she will be liked :3-- well, I hope <33

Aw thank you so much, Pony. I"m sorry about yours too! We need less of that water and more electrolytes xDD...or something LOL. It's getting old, amiright??

view Alicia's profile

22nd Oct 2016, 5:37 AM


One of those moments when you are yelling at the characters but they can't hear you... "Keymen!!! Getyourbuttovertothatshoprightnow!" Lol The entire exchange at the beginning of this page is adorable!

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:27 AM


LOL! It's a shame he can't hear you, Alicia! XDD

Haha thank you so much!

view Jarvi's profile

22nd Oct 2016, 9:11 AM


WIP? What WIP? WHAt are you talking about daughter? :D

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 3:27 AM


Lolol well... it's not anyMORE, dear dad! XDD
Thank goodness that's over X_X lolol

22nd Oct 2016, 3:30 PM


WELL. Now that the WIP is less of one and there is pretty character color happening here, I feel like it's time for a comment! Having been blatantly nosy and poking into the other commentary on this page, I do agree with being interested in seeing the process. It's pretty neat to see that! And it makes me appreciate your line art a little more than I did before, which isn't a bad thing in the slightest.

I can see what's happening~ D'aaaaw, Mara and Etzel are so freaking adorable in that one panel with the blushes and Etzel's FACE and just. Yes. I ship it. They're cuuuute~

Besides, Mara and Gwynn are right. He's definitely a good man. How many other people would hire someone who tried to steal from them, no matter their reasons or advocates? Yes, I definitely approve.

Speaking of Etzel, I'm already adoring the interactions between him and Tia. Such a perfect blend of exasperation and well-meant rudeness. It's fantastic. I foresee a good working relationship coming out of this. :]

Oh, poor Gwynn. Difficulties letting go indeed. And if we need proof of this, let's just go reread the entire comic because it's chock full of this.

Although I suppose that's not entirely a bad thing, considering Keymen is all of, what, fifty feet away? If that? Imagine if she DID let go and move on. We would have a very different story happening then, to say nothing of the reunion. Which, if I might hazard a guess? I would say we'll be seeing within the next two or three weeks, max. I bet my pocket lint on it.

I'm really loving the Mara/Rewald/Tael dynamics here. It works fantastically well. And besides, lookit Tael's happy little face! CUTIE PIE.

Octavia is a lovely lady and I love her panel. Very well done!

I feel like I had more stuff I was gonna blather on about but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was... oh well. Maybe next time.

Excellent work, Serpy!

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 11:48 AM


Lolol and at last the WIP is gone for good! SO HAPPY to be done with this page xDD. Thank you so much tho it's always nice to hear when you guys are glad to see the process!

Hahaha I ship it too! SO HARD! Don't tell anyone >__>
O wait XDD. But yea, Etzel has a really good heart... and so does Mara! Match made in heaven already hahaha (wonder if they even realize it :P). Tia is DEFINITELY gonna be fun to throw in the arena to bring some humorous interactionsXD

Haha yes.. I'm not sure if there's even been a single scene of Gwynn so far where she's not failing to let go of SOMEthing XDD. Time to learn! Or maybe not. It would definitely be much sadder on Key's end if she COULD tho..considering he couldn't either XDD. They're both pretty pathetic..come to think of it lolol.

It's really fun to get these awesome characters and think of how they can interact with one another!
I many characters omg. It's okay tho! I LOVE IT :D

Thank you so much, my friend! Your comments always brighten my day!

view Slim Kittens's profile

22nd Oct 2016, 7:59 PM

Slim Kittens

Never underestimate the power of sparkles.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 11:48 AM


There is no greater power than that of sparkles xDD

view Matt Knab's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 6:05 AM

Matt Knab

Will fate bring them face to face, or will they pass like two ships in the night?

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 11:49 AM


Hehe Matt I think you're the first person so far to suggest they maybe WON'T actually have their official reunion here and now :3

We shall havta wait and see!

view Carvone's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 7:20 AM


(made a account, finally)

Please don't worry about wip! Your pages are always so fantastically detailed, and it's neat to see the "in-progress" stages.

I love this page, especially how happy Gwynn seems to be. I think I said this a while ago, but she really likes/is good at helping people. She's so nice to Tia! Which makes me sad, because I imagine not being able to do /anything/ to help Hizruk was awful.

I LOVE Etzel. He and Merek should form an Grouchy-but-actually-really-nice (somewhat)old men club. And he has a new assistant! It'll probably be nice to have help; I don't think bending over to reach things is fun with that cane. Also, the blush and instant 180, hahaha. I think he needs to watch out before Mara has him /completely/ wrapped around her finger.

Who does Etzel's paintings, by the way? I noticed them back on the last page, but forgot to ask.

Aaaah, Keymen's arrived! I am very excited and somewhat nervous. Even if the conversation goes well, I imagine the council could still find out about it, and do their usual thing. They controlled Gwynn via Hizruk, so it would make sense for them to try controlling Keymen via Gwynn, IF they find out about things.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Oct 2016, 11:56 AM


Ohhh yay finally!! Judging the wonderful, thorough comment and tone of it I have to assume that you are PearofDiscord xDD (If I'm wrong ill be so embarrassed-- O WELL)
I will send you a PM at some point today with my ideas I had mentioned! :D

Gwynn was born to be a Momma--- hehe and as Mara pointed out sometimes nothing soothes a Mother's heart more than getting to BE a mother. I suppose she should know! ;D. That has been a huge factor in her constant misery over the years.. being helpless to help her only son :'(.. knowing he's hurt.

LOL Etzel and Merek are DEFINITELY very similar in that way hahaha. They SHOULD start a club! Etzel doesn't wanna admit it, but yea.. having a young back and someone ELSE who can talk to customers is something he really does need. Everyone wins here haha!
I think you are right tho! I mean ALL Mara had to do was say "it's a good idea!" and he folds. WIth those pritty eeeeyes <33.

As for the paintings-- he's acquired them over the years from multiple sources-- I don't think I have a specific person made up for it tho tbh haha

And yes! If anything COULD control him it would be Gwynn. It sucks that the Council is well aware of his greatest weakness X"D

Thank you so much (as usual) for the AWEsome comment! <333

28th Oct 2016, 7:13 PM


Yeah, it's me.

Sorry, I should have made that clearer.

view Centcomm's profile

24th Oct 2016, 3:31 PM


Omg gawrsh!! YAY! she looks fantastic!!

Also I love Tia!! And I know that profile!! grins!!

Love the page as always!

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Oct 2016, 1:31 AM


Hehe I'm glad you like her, Centy!! I'll do an introduction proper on next page! ;D

Thank you so much! <33

view Centcomm's profile

25th Oct 2016, 4:13 PM


Yay! bounces up and down waiting :D

view TheD-Wrek's profile

25th Oct 2016, 8:19 AM


Yes, more on this new character here pls! :3

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Oct 2016, 5:57 PM


Hehe I thought you might like her D!

We'll get the proper intro on Friday <3 lolol!

view alston123's profile

26th Oct 2016, 11:54 AM


That was really kind of him to give her a shot. If she messes up, that is going to mess up his relationship with Gwynn too. I hope Gwynn knows what she is doing.

Gwynn don't blame yourself for Keymen's "murder." Why u gotta be like that though? He said it wasn't your fault. :(

Sorry it took so long for me to post a comment. Been super busy. -_-

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Oct 2016, 5:58 PM


Aww no need to apologize Alston! I'm glad you're doin' alright! Unless it's a BAD busy X'D

You are right-- Tia better behave especially since she gonna have GWYNN's reputation onthe line too.

There is sooo much baggage betweeen Gwynn and Keymen-- they both have a lot to feel sorry for that's for sure X"D

view CiciEnixa's profile

4th Nov 2016, 5:36 PM


Hahaha, he actually ended up hiring her. And Tia, if you want him to sort of like you, he be right, don't call him old man XD (call him foofoo, he will find it embarrassing ;D)

view HeSerpenty's profile

4th Nov 2016, 10:19 PM


Haha HE DID! I guess Etzel stands no chance against a couple of persuasive ladies.... he folds like paper!

HAHA! FOOFOO! Iwant that to be a thing XDD

view LeRenardRoux's profile

18th Nov 2016, 6:18 AM


I'm wary of a man whose name rhymes with pretzel, but if Gwynn trusts him he's OK in my book.

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Nov 2016, 11:59 AM


Lol!!! Absolutely legitimate concern pretzels are EXTREMELY untrustworthy X"DD

But maybe an exception this one time, yes XD

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