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For Some Reason I Think Home
He staggered to the ruins, soaked with sweat. Blood dripped into his eyes in crimson rivulets. It was over. He was home now. Fatigue and nostalgia meshed together in a haze of memories and reality. The thick clouds above him blurring and molding together into a dreary gray sky matched his mood.
How long had it been since he had seen this place: Weeks, months, ages? He ran his hand over the remains of a house wall. The craggy mortar and soft moss beneath his fingers seemed strange. Had this been his home? The toppled chimney behind him was growing a wild garden in the fireplace. Was this really home?
It had been a long journey, there and back again. He had fought and even loved it at times. He had the scars to prove it. He squeezed his arm tighter. More blood seeped through his fingers. The last battle that plagued him was finally over. Disapproval was the only thing that had spared him. The dense air popped his ears, muffling everything but his thoughts.
He ground his teeth at the memo
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07 - Superstitions
Image for Twisted Mirrors: Rift Chapter 7

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This wasn't actually what I initially designed for this chapter image. It was initially just an image of the two leads. I don't know where that drawing went to, it's here somewhere because I don't throw anything away, but it's not that important. Just imagine the most generic image of Rasque and Dirj and you'll pretty much have it. I wasn't happy with that - I've mostly been fairly proud of the intro images in Rift and I didn't want to break that streak. So I went back to the drawing board and came up with this, which I am far happier with.
...it should go without saying that since I didn't come up with this first thing that there are no literal smoke monsters in this chapter. *waves hands dramatically* It's a metaphor...

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So at last we've come to an end...after 17 years, my first webcomic Firefly Cross has finally come to an end. If you want to read the complete thing, beginning to end, and see how rough my comic art/writing/coloring ect REALLY started, you now can!

Sad to say there will not be any celebration like there was with TM: there were some things that interfered, but overall I was just ready to finish it off. I apologize that this does mean some plot threads got left dangling and overall the ending was a bit rushed, but everything that I always intended to happen in the story did get done before the final page...if not always as well as I wanted it to. ^^;

All that being said, this story was the first and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I learned so much from making this comic that I could turn around and use elsewhere so I'm glad for that if nothing else. This has been a constant presence for 17 years (barring the occasional computer error that barred me from posting) and I will absolutely miss it.

I have a rough idea for a sequel, but it hasn't been fleshed out enough yet, so I don't think I'll be following up on this any time soon, though that doesn't mean the work stops or even slows either. :D

Thank you so much for following me on this journey for all these years. It has been a joy working on this and I’m appreciative of all the kind words and words of criticism I’ve received.

It’s been a wild ride. Thank you for joining me.

The Tale of Furrendai
This is actually being posted just so I have easy access to it to use as a reference.
This is an art piece depicting the history of the city of Furrendai in my comic: twistedmirrorscomic.com/

It'll be used in the end of the current chapter, and it's easier for me to reference it when it's online and I can access it from anywhere.
...also the comic is black and white, so this is also to allow people to see what it's meant to look like in color.

It's partially carved and partially painted with cloth decorations on the sides. The three poles on top hold flags, but it was just too much empty space on top, so I deided not to bother with that here. The mural part is the important stuff anyway.
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dragonsong12
Serena Loder
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I've always had an interest in cartoons and comics. I work for a living, but spend almost all of my free time drawing, either for one of my two webcomics, or for work you see here in the gallery. Though I don't have any illusions of being "professional" I do enjoy it and I keep working to improve.
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So at last we've come to an end...after 17 years, my first webcomic Firefly Cross has finally come to an end. If you want to read the complete thing, beginning to end, and see how rough my comic art/writing/coloring ect REALLY started, you now can!

Sad to say there will not be any celebration like there was with TM: there were some things that interfered, but overall I was just ready to finish it off. I apologize that this does mean some plot threads got left dangling and overall the ending was a bit rushed, but everything that I always intended to happen in the story did get done before the final page...if not always as well as I wanted it to. ^^;

All that being said, this story was the first and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I learned so much from making this comic that I could turn around and use elsewhere so I'm glad for that if nothing else. This has been a constant presence for 17 years (barring the occasional computer error that barred me from posting) and I will absolutely miss it.

I have a rough idea for a sequel, but it hasn't been fleshed out enough yet, so I don't think I'll be following up on this any time soon, though that doesn't mean the work stops or even slows either. :D

Thank you so much for following me on this journey for all these years. It has been a joy working on this and I’m appreciative of all the kind words and words of criticism I’ve received.

It’s been a wild ride. Thank you for joining me.

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:iconniallnorwood66:
NiallNorwood66 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Hi  I like your Samurai Jack/ Doctor Who crossover Artworks  They are fabulous and wonderful :)  great artworks  keep it up 
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed them!
I still have a few Doctors to go, but it's really been a fun series to work on! :D
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NiallNorwood66 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Your welcome:)
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang man... oh my god I can't believe Twisted Mirrors has reached its final page...
Epilogue not included yeah, but OH MY GOD. It's the end.... whoa.
And what an ending, oh man. I'm very eager to see what the epilogue will say about this. I'm still kinda absorbing the whole story and the ending, it's been so long and now it's done, and this ending leaves things in the world to be so hugely changed.. MAN.. it's a lot to mull!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! No matter how good or bad it was, getting to the end is something that not a lot of webcomics accomplish. So I have that if nothing else. :D

I'm not sure how much the epilogue will answer, but I hope you enjoy it at least.

...and there'll be more to come! :dance:
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S GOOD! Definitely! It's just, yeah it's been such a long run and it's rare to read a webcomic cover to cover so to speak, it's so cool to get to. Especially for one I've been following for such a long time, and from someone I'm so glad to know haha ;u; It's a lot for me as a reader to soak in.
And it's a good end.. I find it satisfying. I'm also not interested in reading politics and that's just where this story would continue on to if it wasn't ended right here and now. But like you said, this is Nareth's story and that story has come to an end, and it ended with the stage set for a bright new future. I like that a lot..

OH MAN. XD are you gonna take a vacation at all?
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I actually like to work with an 8 page buffer, so I've already taken a month off and have already started work on the sequel.

...kinda want to build the buffer back up before I start posting though, so the new comic's not going to start right away. I'm still contemplating exactly how long I want the hiatus to be - on one hand it might be nice to be able to post a bunch of pages right at the beginning to give it some substance - on the other hand, that'd be a significant wait, and I'm not sure I have that much patience.

It's a question I'll be asking everyone when I post the epilogue, which miraculously, is almost done. :D
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Toshi81 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Greetings to the great artist! :hug:
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Axiadin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you matter
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This comment combined with that icon was just what I needed during a kind of difficult time right now.

I appreciate you. :hug:
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