Chapter 5.47-- REUNITED, Page 2

posted 28th Apr 2017, 4:43 PM

Chapter 5.47-- REUNITED, Page 2
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view HeSerpenty's profile

28th Apr 2017, 4:43 PM

HeSerpenty

All the conflicting emotions...one can't feel them all at once!

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Thank you for reading, everybody <3
See you next friday!



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28th Apr 2017, 4:55 PM

SunnySideUpSmile

The emotion! Augh! My heart is ripping. (In the first panel, I thought keyman was a blonde-haired slender. xD)

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 12:07 AM

HeSerpenty

Oh dear! *tries to glue your heart back together before it's too late*

Haha being the uncultured swine that I am.. I have no idea what a slender is x"D

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29th Apr 2017, 5:43 AM

SunnySideUpSmile

Thanks for gluing it back together! (It works surprisingly well for glue. :P)

Think bald, faceless Keyman with white skin, in a black suit. That's Slenderman. (Slender is short for it) Only, if Keyman was Slender, he'd probably be waaaaaaaaaay nicer than the original.

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28th Apr 2017, 5:15 PM

Seabiscuit

Omg, if THAT is not the most sweet, most romantic gesture ever...!

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29th Apr 2017, 12:07 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you Sea! <3
They both still have it pretty bad it would seem x"D

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28th Apr 2017, 6:58 PM

Carvone

And it's done.

You know, I think I teared up a bit with Gwynn. Finally, FINALLY this has worked out. I also want to frame that panel with the hug, it's that perfect! Can't see either of their faces, but it's crystal-clear.

Love how they barely let go of each other's hands in the rest of the panels. I makes perfect sense, and I'm impressed yet again with your grasp of body language. It's SO odd, but quite fitting at the same time, to see Keymen talk straighforwardly. No jokes, no evasions. I'd guess he's rehearsed (or at least imagined) this a good deal over the years.

That said, did Keymen write "War and Peace" in his spare time? I think that stack's bigger than my local library!

This page is sunset colored too, hah.

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29th Apr 2017, 12:12 AM

HeSerpenty

Aw this comment makes my day, thank you so much!

It's a funny thing with the hugs.. I felt like the less face we saw, the better in a weird way? Those particular drawings were REALLY important to me to get right so thank you so much! :')
All of your observations here are just so on point-- you have them pinned perfectly. Like super perfectly!

LOL...yea Keymen is a little obsessed it would seem x"D. And by a little I really mean A LOT!

28th Apr 2017, 9:19 PM

Visvires

Awwwwwwwwwwwww. So heartwarming!


The implications of those stacks of letters... He's been carry all of those around, thinking of them often enough to add to it. Steeping in his inability to send them. So much council hate. That's the loss of two loved ones he'll have put on their tab. Revenge, indeed.

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29th Apr 2017, 2:21 PM

HeSerpenty

Yesss you've hit the nail on the head! The letters and the amount of them and how long he's carried them around are indeed very telling!

Their tab is QUITE large in the revenge department expecially where Keymen is concerned x"D

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28th Apr 2017, 9:44 PM

junoro

Woaaah that's a lot of letters! Oh, my heart...I could really feel that hug! These two have been through so much, together AND apart! I'm so glad they're reunited at last!

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 2:22 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, I'm so glad!
I've waited like 15 years to do this officially! LOL :'D

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28th Apr 2017, 10:17 PM

Jarvi

Sh..t that's a lot of reading, man :D

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29th Apr 2017, 2:22 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha ikr? THANKS Keymen :P

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28th Apr 2017, 10:33 PM

Centcomm

Oh dude.. you win serious man points here... right in the feels Serps!! wam! super awesome page!

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 2:23 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha I'm glad he can gain back a couple points after how many he lost back in that market place!

Thank you so much! <33

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28th Apr 2017, 11:01 PM

Proxy170

Oh my gosh, Serpy, the FEELS here! And such beautiful pacing and transitions HHNNNGGGG omg! Those hugs....you can FEEL their intensity, that squeeze...T___T And that "this is another dream" line just broke my heart...like how many times poor Gwynn has suffered. I can't even imagine the release of emotions T___T And for Keymen to keep ALL of that inside for so long...this wasn't easy for him either :( I just hope that one day, these two can truly be together and never have to suffer or be alone again. Omg please Serpy, let that at least have a happy ending when this story is over T___T

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29th Apr 2017, 3:00 PM

HeSerpenty

PRoxy thank you! This comment just..I'd love to print it out and frame it <33
They both have suffered a lot over each other over the years..this moment is EXTREMELY bittersweet X"D..but the good news is that now that its out of the way they can both work on healing those wounds they have let fester for so long! And healing is long overdue <3

Thank you proxy! <33

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28th Apr 2017, 11:04 PM

Vivocateur

Ooooh :')
Reunited at last! Seems like they'll have some serious catching up to do.

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 3:00 PM

HeSerpenty

OH yes lolol--- SERIOUS catching up! X"D

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29th Apr 2017, 1:32 AM

MST3KFan

Hnggggg! The feels, Serpy!

So good to see them together here.

Though did Keymen have to kill an entire tree to write all those letters!? XD

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 3:01 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you! It's nice to finally draw them together OFFICIALLY haha. Been waiting for this for 15 years!
Haha he might have XD

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29th Apr 2017, 6:40 AM

WitUnderPressure

You can read every single one. I'll wait here until you finish.

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29th Apr 2017, 3:01 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL his true plan to keep her there with him forever and ever X"D

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29th Apr 2017, 7:54 AM

sigpig

Gwyneth uses "glomph". It's super-effective...

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29th Apr 2017, 3:01 PM

HeSerpenty

Yes! Gets em' every time! XD

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29th Apr 2017, 8:28 AM

Matt Knab

He kept forgetting that he didn't have any stamps! XD

Sorry, you can always count on me to break up the mood!

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29th Apr 2017, 3:02 PM

HeSerpenty

Lolol you got me, Matt! XD

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29th Apr 2017, 11:21 AM

Alicia

Gwynn: "Why are some of these addressed to Mom then?" Keymen: "Oh, no those ones are from Merek." *Awkwardly shifts those ones aside.* XD

But seriously though... Such amazing emotion this page pulls out. And you drew every expression and every gesture just perfectly to get that feeling across too! <3 SUCH AN AWESOME PAGE!

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 3:04 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahahahaha that's a whole DIFFERENT conversation they need to have X"D

Thank you so muuch! THat means a lot I really needed this page to come out right X"DD

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29th Apr 2017, 12:07 PM

DLKmusic

...when meeting old ex, have stack of unmailed letters to show her...

Taking notes here! this is good stuff!

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 3:04 PM

HeSerpenty

Hahahah Keymen can provide all sorts of good notes.... what to do and definitely what NOT to do too! X"D

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29th Apr 2017, 1:51 PM

keltyzoid!

Y E S EXCELLENT

do we get a tearful letter-reading montage now?

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29th Apr 2017, 3:05 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL thanks Keltz!

Well... I know how exciting that would be and how much everyone would just LOOOOVE to see a letter reading montage XDDDDD, hahaha buuut I'm afraid we're going to have to pass on that for now :P

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29th Apr 2017, 2:55 PM

HapyCow

*slow claps* Beautiful. Aw man did he write her everyday? That's too sweet

view HeSerpenty's profile

29th Apr 2017, 3:06 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you, Hapy!
Hahaha pretty much by the look of that pile o' letters, huh? He's obsessed X"D

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29th Apr 2017, 6:11 PM

LeRenardRoux

Aaaahhh this is making me think of the years I had to be apart from my dear one before he got his green card and when we'd visit it was crazy surreal to see him just standing there in front of me except this is that times a million for them. :')

Well done, Serpy. All the feels.

view HeSerpenty's profile

30th Apr 2017, 5:55 PM

HeSerpenty

Aw thank you so much! It means a lot that it could bring up those kind of feelings and memories for ya... it mean that PERHAPS something was done right here hehe <3

I really appreciate it! <3

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29th Apr 2017, 8:40 PM

CiciEnixa

And here I was expecting a slap at least. (I expected the worst so I wouldn't be sad, so this pleases me greatly <3)

Ahhh, Keymen, you sweetheart <3<3<3 I hope this also clears up the thing regarding Hizzy's "drug-providing buddy living in prison" XDDD

view HeSerpenty's profile

1st May 2017, 1:44 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha many people did! That's not to say there won't be a day some day where she doesn't slap him Lolol XDD

He's hopefully going to redeem himself with these letters! :3
LOL wow when you say it like THAT it almost sounds wrong! XDD

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30th Apr 2017, 10:31 AM

Kattapuss

Aaaaaah!!! (again)
I'm sad now. I'm just going to go be sad in a corner TT_TT

view HeSerpenty's profile

1st May 2017, 1:45 AM

HeSerpenty

Oh dear! don't be sad! For this painful moment shall bring forth some much needed healing! <333

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1st May 2017, 12:11 PM

Kattapuss

Oh, but it's the good type of sad, don't worry. I'm very much looking forward to what comes next! :')

view ProfEtheric's profile

30th Apr 2017, 11:12 PM

ProfEtheric

She didn't slap him...

However...

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Seeing them together makes me all the happy! :D

view HeSerpenty's profile

1st May 2017, 1:45 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha no she did not! (for now XDD)

Me tooo.. I been waiting a long time for this. Thank you Prof!!!

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1st May 2017, 12:10 PM

Outlaw

Aww... that was a super sweet moment.
Well done, my friend. You captured their expressions and made it work wonderfully.

view HeSerpenty's profile

2nd May 2017, 10:42 AM

HeSerpenty

Aw thanks so much! <333

4th May 2017, 11:51 AM

Lilbluebox

Sometimes I forget just how long this story has been in your head, and then I comment stalk and see stuff like "I've been waiting 15 years for this!" And then it hits me and I just make the O_O oh yeah face. XD

But onto the page! First off, the use of sunset colors on this page is stunning. The entire middle bit is gorgeous; I love that you do away with backgrounds entirely and just show the lighting. It's beautiful. The entire panel sequence in there's great too, and I especially love how you just do away with panel lines altogether once they start hugging and just show the progression of the hug without any barriers to break it up. It's extremely affective.

Not showing their faces on the first initial hug picture was a good choice, I think. His face, hidden by hers, which is in turn buried in his chest, makes it much more effective than it would have been if you'd just started with the second hug picture. This way, it's incredibly emotive, and you really get the full range of feels. I also like how, when you do start showing their faces, you don't show both of them at once. The first few are Gwynn's realization, then both are hidden, followed by Keymen's painful desperation, I suppose you would call it, and then finally Gwynn crying just to really seal the deal.

I also particularly like Gwynn's little circular panel that finishes off the entire page, especially when backdropped by those stacks of letters. All in all, art wise, emotion wise, you nailed it.

And now, I have WORDS to have with our main man of this page, because of course I do. XD

See, here's the thing. We know he was capable of keeping in touch with some of the people he used to hand with (see: Merek). The Council was watching Merek's mail, so they had to be sneaky about it - but the Council doesn't trust Merek. They're in a position where they're forced to deal with him, but they don't trust him half as far as they could throw him. So it makes sense that in order to keep correspondence with those two going, there'd be an element of subterfuge involved.

But with Gwynn? The Council does not CARE about Gwynn, not so far as I can tell. They like to torture her family members, but at this point in time they appear to be leaving her alone. I think it's probably because she's a woman and serpents have this really frustrating viewpoint on women that just seems to be exacerbated where the Council is concerned, but I digress. The point is, she's good. The only watcher she's really got on her is Merlock, and the man is a gross, useless lump. He would not notice letters. Gwynn would (probably) be cunning enough to keep them hidden just in case.

So why, then, did Keymen write a million letters and not send a single one? He's been here long enough. He's been ALIVE long enough. He got in touch and kept in touch with Merek - and just, what, decided to skip out on the love of his life?

I'm sure he's got an explanation for it and I'm sure it's probably a relatively reasonable one - from his perspective. It could also be ridiculous from an overall viewpoint, but I do understand that being in the thick of things makes judgement.... trickier.

Either way, I'm of the opinion that he's screwed up here. And I think that even if he hasn't, Gwynn isn't going to take the news that he's been alive and been writing and not bothered to send a SINGLE letter well. Not at all. We've seen her temper, we've seen her grudges, and her anger. Right now, she's overwhelmed, but once it really hits?

I expect the slap mark to remain for a while.

And quite frankly, Keymen? You kinda deserve to be slapped. XD

And THEN we can have the two of you pair up to kick Merlock where the sun don't shine as the world goes to pieces around you. Should be fun!

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7th May 2017, 3:58 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, Blue!
it's always encouraging to hear when an important moment is giving off the feeling that you hope it does. Of this entire scene....that hug is what I care about the most as weird as it sounds XD

Haha you been waiting to have your words with keymen haven't ya? Lolol yea..it's hard to take his side on this that's for sure, you make some valid arguments! Keymen makes the most sense in his own mind X"DD
Gwynn is in so much shock and disbelief that we don't get to see the other darling gems of her personality (the temper and the grudge XDD) come out buuut something tells me this might come up in arguments the rest of their lives LOL

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7th May 2017, 7:03 AM

TheD-Wrek

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7th May 2017, 3:59 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL!
I don't think he would have to try that hard with these two XDDD :P

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