Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: It Was You and I

23rd Oct 2021, 12:00 PM

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23rd Oct 2021, 12:00 PM Apologies for that last panel/pose. It took a lot longer to finish this page for various reasons (including getting quite sick) and I didn’t feel like fixing it, I just wanted to finally move on lol.

I named this page after a line from the song Keep the Beat from the movie Vivo.

Remember the size of the world before,
It was you and I just you and I
And now the horizon holds so much more
And it’s do or die yeah it’s do or die

I’m gonna resist the urge to apologize for how much that song speaks to me since it’s from a cartoon musical, similar to how I didn’t apologize for mentioning Madagascar a couple pages ago ƪ(‾_‾)ʃ life’s too short to be embarrassed about things that are important to you! You guys are always so awesome and understanding anyways—thank you! <33


23rd Oct 2021, 12:59 PM There's the much-needed hug.

I see nothing wrong with that last panel honestly. We're always our own worst critics :'D but hey that's better than being a narcissist.
23rd Oct 2021, 2:24 PM Aw that's nice of you :) yeah I guess that's true!
23rd Oct 2021, 1:04 PM This is so sweet ;u; I'm glad they have each other. You've done a great job setting up this interesting dynamic between them! They have such different strengths and weaknesses, it'll be really cool to see them help each other grow.
23rd Oct 2021, 2:37 PM That's so great to hear, thank you!!
23rd Oct 2021, 2:09 PM The phrase "it was you and I" reminds me of a song too, but it's by the Monkees. That might be just as embarrassing in the eyes of some people.

Another nice page! These two are so blessed to have each other!

23rd Oct 2021, 2:36 PM Haha I'll have to give that a listen, I haven't heard much of the Monkees but it's a rad name d(^^)b

Thank you! And yes they are <333
23rd Oct 2021, 2:12 PM This is heartwarming from Kat and all, but there's 1 unanswered question that needs answering; what's happening to that girl Kat drew? At least we got that reveal in this page.
23rd Oct 2021, 2:38 PM Haha XD I think the girl in the picture is caught in a dramatic breeze or something
23rd Oct 2021, 3:24 PM I would've thought she was a mutant with stretchy arms.
23rd Oct 2021, 4:47 PM Haha well I didn't put much thought into it, and she did say she was having trouble with the anatomy ;)
23rd Oct 2021, 6:07 PM "life’s too short to be embarrassed about things that are important to you!"

Wow. That's so true. I've just realized that recently. No apologizing for liking anime any more. Your observations are one of the reasons I love this comic.

edit: also, the power of hugs is really underestimated.
23rd Oct 2021, 7:23 PM Aww <3 I’m touched, thank you!

And yes, no apologizing for that!! This is something I’ve also similarly been realizing more in recent years. It’s hard to not care what people think when you want them to like you or when you admire them, but living a life pretending to hate what you love?? In my experience, it’s absolutely exhausting and sucks the life out of you. So don’t worry about it! I think people are attracted to confidence or honesty in others anyway, even if it’s about something they don’t completely “get.” At least, that’s how I feel about people anyways ;3

Hugs are so important for our health I find. I remember my dad telling us how his family never hugged each other, and it wasn’t until after he moved out and married that he learned how to, and brought that back to his family one day. They were shocked and uncomfortable with it at first, but they eventually accepted it and became such openly affectionate grandparents to me and my siblings. It’s so amazing!
23rd Oct 2021, 6:09 PM Aw, that's really sweet. I don't have much more else to say, it's just nice to see.
23rd Oct 2021, 7:27 PM That’s a totally fair response—some things don’t need words to be expressed <3
23rd Oct 2021, 8:15 PM You have a real talent for writing touching scenes :)
23rd Oct 2021, 8:39 PM Thank you <3 these are my favourite scenes to draw!
23rd Oct 2021, 11:33 PM Enter Kat, with her goofy "Trust everyone, Love people" attitude that he was just complaining about...
because sometimes that's what you need...

ps thank you for this, Sharon! it's kinda what I needed too!
24th Oct 2021, 10:10 AM Haha yep!

I’m so glad <3 Thank you for sharing!
24th Oct 2021, 2:17 PM Oh man incredible page! The second to last panel is my fav, very emotive and you communicated their relationship dynamic very effectively.

I don't think that last panel is bad honestly, but I feel you I actually recently drew a pose similar and characters physically interacting is NOT fun XD
24th Oct 2021, 6:31 PM Aw that’s great!! Yeah that panel might be my fav too ;3

Ugh right?? When you’re drawing it it doesn’t always go the way you want and sometimes re-drawing it can be so time-consuming lol
25th Oct 2021, 7:21 AM Awwwww this poor kid needs lots of hugs.

And I agree with the other commenters, The last panel and pose looks just fine! But I get it, I recently posted a picture on Instagram, but before that I wasn't happy with the final outcome, and because of that I put it off for a while. But we love just seeing new updates! It doesn't have to be the perfect page, just the next one 👍
25th Oct 2021, 12:51 PM Totally <3

And I appreciate that a lot, thank you!!
25th Oct 2021, 12:29 PM dawwww :')
yay hugs! I'm glad he can get a hug from somebody

((also, Kat with pigtails is cute!))
25th Oct 2021, 12:53 PM Me too!

And thanks, I love doing things with her hair sometimes
2nd Nov 2021, 9:59 PM Dawwww, Kat's wonderful!
3rd Nov 2021, 3:17 PM <33 I love her
10th Nov 2021, 7:11 PM That's some real assurance and loyalty there..
10th Nov 2021, 7:32 PM Well said :) <3