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023-14

posted Wed, September 12, 2018

023-14
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view keiiii's profile

12th Sep 2018, 2:01 PM

keiiii

Update 2 of 2.
That wraps up the arc. Let me know what you think!

The next chapter begins after a short break, on Oct 3.

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12th Sep 2018, 2:23 PM

Icefall Kitsune

I gather from this scene that his other friend /companion had been executed?

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view keiiii's profile

12th Sep 2018, 4:05 PM

keiiii

Indeed. :( Either that, or some sort of a terrorist sending a message since it was clearly intended to be displayed.

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view Alicia's profile

13th Sep 2018, 4:33 AM

Alicia

Aw nuuuu! You made us fall in love with him and then this. T__T So sad!

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view keiiii's profile

13th Sep 2018, 11:50 AM

keiiii

He could use a million hugs from Ethan, but I'm pretty certain that he would, in his current state, refuse it. :(

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13th Sep 2018, 5:10 PM

...(RockB)

Don't know what to think.

Ethan is OK, that's a relief. And Lushaka seems to have a moment of PTSD. Something horrible happened but there could be all sorts of possibilities, maybe he had to contribute to death of someone.

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view keiiii's profile

14th Sep 2018, 6:56 AM

keiiii

And that's not just a random dead person there... that's his significant other from chapter 22 :(

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16th Sep 2018, 10:49 AM

...(RockB)

(gasp)? ....

I read chapter 22 again.
With this information, it suddenly makes (much, much more) sense. First off, I didn't recognize this head as the head of Sundi. Knowing it know, chapter 22 is totally different. (the reason why I didn't comment much on chapter 22 was that I didn't get its meaning.

"Web comic time" may be a contributing factor, but in this case it was not the major factor, I would have had the same problem if the comic was on paper.

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21st Sep 2018, 2:46 PM

keiiii

Oh man! What's your new understanding of chapter 22? I'm super curious!

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2nd Oct 2018, 7:04 PM

...(RockB)

It's a bit difficult to explain... Before, I thought they were just friends who liked to work together. Now, understanding that they were lovers, the conversation about the tattoo and changing/preserving the world appears to be much more serious and much less random.


Edit, several hours and some sleep later: Sundi was not talking about the world at large, or the situation for renchos at large, he was talking about their world, the world they (wanted to) live in as a couple of lovers.

Also, sorry that it took me so long to respond. I had difficulties finding the proper thoughts, words and expressions :)


Edit 2, before I forget, it appeared to me about a day ago, during work: Renchos not having the fixation towards the other gender - that would mean that a rencho can fall in love with a female, then with a male, and then with a female, right? So the concepts of "straight", "gay" and/or "bi" would totally not apply to them, am I right?
Next question, how does theyr reproduction work? Male cats on earth try to kill the babies of their competitors, so female cats need to protect their babies, sometimes several female cats "band up"(?) to protect all their babies against the tomcats. With this gender-unrelated love, it is (and was in the past) probably different for renchos but I'm still curious. (Sorry, I totally have been "fallen into" this part of the story now.)

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6th Oct 2018, 12:00 PM

keiiii

I will say, Sundi was much more socially conscious than Lushaka ever has been. Socially conscious as in, he was aware of an individual's actions affecting others, saw the beauty in cooperation & harmony, and wanted to make the world a better place for everyone. Lushaka never really got that, and those who knew them both thought Lushaka was a bad influence.

You are right that sexual orientation differences aren't really a thing for Renchos. It's a very new, confusing topic for them when they arrive in Keol. Most of them learn to think of it as, "kinda like a fetish, but ???different???"

Their reproduction is... very different from how it is for humans!

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7th Oct 2018, 3:52 PM

...(RockB)

Thank you very much.

> Lushaka never really got that.

Hm, I didn't get it, too. So I was still partly wrong on that bit.

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7th Oct 2018, 7:45 PM

keiiii

Oh! I meant Lushaka never got that as in, he knew that's how Sundi thought, but he never really understood how anyone could think that way. Sorry that was a bit ambiguous.

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16th Sep 2018, 2:53 AM

soiamthefreshprince

So his significant other from the recent chapter was a big reason for his fear of getting closer to Ethan,, i understand that that must have been traumatic as hell damn i feel sorry for Lu, hope this helps as a set up for an arc where he might heal from all this. fantastic chapter overall cant wait for more

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21st Sep 2018, 2:49 PM

keiiii

Aw, thank you for your comment! It makes me happy that you care about Lu ❤︎

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view Yuri's profile

16th Sep 2018, 10:26 AM

Yuri

Aaw, looks like he's had a rough time with friendship. :<

But I'm so glad Ethan is all right! 💜

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view keiiii's profile

21st Sep 2018, 2:49 PM

keiiii

He definitely has a major emotional hangup/baggage, he does...

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view melaredblu's profile

25th Oct 2018, 11:33 PM

melaredblu

So I finally come back to get caught up and this whole chapter has been amazing and awful and heartbreaking and gorgeous. As expected from you, but still. Wow.

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view keiiii's profile

31st Oct 2018, 8:18 AM

keiiii

(•̩̩̩́ ᴗ •̩̩̩̀) Thank you! This arc gave me a ton of grief in the form of "but will anyone even get it...?" I'm glad my tears, sweat and blood have paid off.

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