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FaLLEN Chapter 13 Pages 12-13

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Published: February 25, 2017
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This manga reads from Left to Right by syo-senpai

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Perspective, you say? Yes, I believe I know the concept... So like, I've been better about perspective lately but sometimes when the vanishing point is literally off the paper I can forget where I put it and screw it all up. If I wasn't in such a hurry to finish this chapter I would have redone that bottom panel on the right-hand page, but I don't always have that luxury. 

Father Sam and Lamia both enjoy getting Arma all hot and bothered, but they have different styles. Lamia likes to piss Arma off and fight with her, but Sam's always invading personal space or teasing Arma in a flirty kind of way where you can never tell how serious he is or what his actual motives are. Also, notice in the next few pages I start to slip in references to Sam's background, which is non-descript European. I didn't want to write him with an accent, since it's very faint and that can be distracting, but he is supposed to have a mixed northern European accent. Kind of like a Finnish person who maybe studied English in northern England... I really loved the voice of the guy who played him in the radio dramas, but I don't think I ever asked him where he was from, doh. Arma probably doesn't even really notice the accent as being an accent. Anyway, accents and writing can be a tricky ordeal.

Have you guys ever met someone who spoke in an accent you couldn't quite place, and it was so faint you almost didn't catch it at first? I'm always blown away when I meet those kinds of people, haha. 


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Yes I think the guy who plays Moriarty on Sherlock has an accent like that 
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Moriarty is played by an Irish actor (I think the character himself is Irish, too) so that's why his accent is a little different from the other actors on the show. But it's not a very thick accent, which might be why it's harder to place. 
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:) I meant it is comparable to what you were saying about this character in your description 
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Did ya VOTE for FaLLEN on TWC?! La la la la  www.topwebcomics.com/vote/1458…

Well then, let me present Armas new very unofficial nonfficial theme song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwT0CO…

And also,

Part 2 - What's in a character name?
"Okay, so Arma is the Knight, Armadeus. Here's your stat-card Arma," Ora says and hands over the card with has all the important characteristics of the Knight, like melee, range and defense and also some meters for other important things like life and energy. Arma eyes the thing with a confused look on her face, "eh, what is this?"
"Don't worry, I'll explain the rules as we play. Maris you are the elven Ranger, Mariel," another card is handed over.
"Vesta, a Dwarf called... Mr Grumpy... Neiva you're the Scholar," but before she can say a name Neiva interrupts, "My preference for a moniker would be Flinders Petrie."
"Wow, yeah, that's an awesome name Neiva! You must read a lot of fantasy! Ah, and here you go Lamia, you are called..."
"Lamia."
"...Lamia, the Thief... Okay. Before we start you all get a certain amount of coins which you can read on your stat-cards," she says and starts to give out little fake coins to them.
"You may purchase starting equipment with it if you want. Here's a list what the traveling merchant that have set up shop outside the towers have available."
Arma leans back in her chair with her hands behind her back and a pleased look on her face,
"well, I don't need much I already have a huge sword and armour!"
"No, you only have a short sword and leather armor. The sword your character is holding is a high level weapon you can't get it before you complete at least four towers!"
"What?! What can I buy for the three coins I have then?"
"Well, this leather cap is the only armour you can afford..." Ora holds up an item card for Arma.
"...it looks dumb. Don't want it."
"Oooh, there's soo much different food here! Cheese and bread and beer and lots and lots," Vesta is rambling excitedly as she looks through the item list.
"Sure, food will give you extra lif," once again Ora is interrupted, this time by Vesta, "I'll buy it all I have all these coins," as she hands over Mr Grumpys sizeable fortune.
"Okay, so is anyone else buying anything," Ora asks as she is handing over a big heap of food cards to Vesta who collects them all, beaming with happiness.
"I don't know what any of these do though," says someone while all else agrees silently.
"It... It doesn't matter you can buy more stuff later on. There's also a shady merchant hiding in the towers. Lets just start," Ora says, clears her throat and begins to read from the book again,
"you leave the merchant behind after having bought, or having not bought, ah, I mean, you did buy stuff so... You leave him behind anyways, the small road ahead of you winds through the dark and imposing forest and off in the distant you can just make out the mighty Towers of Oragon! What do you do???"
"..." everyone is silent and looks to the others to see if they understand.
After this Maris turn back to Ora, "we don't know any of the rules Ora, we don't know what we can do."
"You just have to say what you want to do and you do it unless the Game Master, GM, says you can't."
"What's a Game Master?"
"I'm the Game Master!"
"But... What are we supposed to do?"
"Well, you should probably head for the towers."
"...we head for the towers?"
"Okay, you start walking through the Forlorn Forest, the path splinters of into smaller ones that seems to lead nowhere but utter darkness! But you use the towers, growing ever larger, as a beacon and stay on the true path. After travelling for a few hours you clear the forest and enter the Fields of Strife, the towers looming high above and emanating evil vibes! ...oh, wait, no, I have to roll a random encounter first!!"
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Armadeus, lol.

I must have accidentally deleted this in my inbox because I totally missed this until I looked at commenta on the actual deviation. You should collect all the portions of this story into a single txt file and then it won't be a ficlet, it'll be a full-on fanfic, haha. 

Maybe when I am done with all my Vol 2 responsibilities I can draw everyone as their rp counterparts and post it to Patreon :3
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Yeah, that sounds like... an idea... I can be mortally embarrassed about my writing a second time without having to write any more! Stare A freebie embarrassment! Huzzah!

Maybe when you're done with your Vol 2 responsibilities you'll chill the fuck out for a few?? Stare 

A note on this nonfficial song, I've been waiting to use it since Sam first appeared... Sad dummy 
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I am not very good at chilling out. I imagine I might be able to spend half a week watching all these BDs I've bought but never once watched, and maybe I'll play a video game (Monster Hunter comes out soon, and there's also that whole Switch biz) or two... but I bet before the week is up I would start working on something again. Once I finish the book and send it to the printer I still need to do Kickstarter artwork, which is thankfully not quite as time consuming as comic pages are. 

That song was pretty good! The vocalist I'm pretty sure could see into my soul, though. Thank goodness she didn't look directly into the camera. Oddly enough, I see this as a more fitting song for another character, but it'll probably be a few more volumes before you agree with me, haha.
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Well, you know what they say. "We do what we must, because we can."
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Arma: "Father sam youre trying to seduce me..."
Sam: "What makes you think that?" *totally in Lingerie sitting on the couch*
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Arma's not even a graduate yet!
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Then I can picture a future chapter featuring Chris Hansen : D
((I jest of course I'm sure Father same is not the kinda guy who puts out if it doesn't involve a scythe))
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Yeah, if he's prodding anyone with anything it's gonna be that scythe. He's more or less harmless, other than that giant blade he carries around at night.
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It's like "I wear my Sunglasses at Night" but the Sunglasses are a giant weapon made for reaping the souls of the Damned.
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No, Arma, nooooo!  You're asking the fox to guard the chicken coop!

Also, has it occurred to Arma that Sam supposedly thinks she's a guy?
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No, but it has definitely occurred to Lamia, haha. In the original novelized version Lamia called him a gay priest a lot, but I decided to take that out since the social climate is quite a bit different since I wrote the first draft years ago. She does tell Sam to go find an altar boy and leave Arma alone back in Chapter 10, though. 

Arma still regularly forgets people see her and think she's a boy, so the thought hasn't really crossed her mind.
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Yeah, I guess it has been a while since the Catholic sex abuse scandals.  I'm terrible about time, sometimes I forget that things that happened in the 90's aren't really recent any more.

Arma can be a bit oblivious to social cues, can't she?  That seems like a real part of her character.

It would take something truly horrifying to make Lamia cry out, "Arma, help meee!" wouldn't it?
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Occasionally I do hear people reference those scandals or see it come up in dramas and I'm like "Really? Still dipping into that well, are we?" I think it's more innovating to have a priest in a TV series and he make it to the last episode without being accused of molesting young boys :p

Yeah, Arma's not really stupid or anything (even if she's never heard the word "celibacy" before) but she does have those blind spots. There's a bit of me in there-- when I was younger I could easily misunderstand another person's flirting for just being nice. I once went on a date with a guy and didn't realize until midway through dinner that it was in fact a date because he was a good-looking, professional athlete and I didn't know why he'd be interested in me. That kind of stuff comes from low self-esteem, of course. While she doesn't put a lot of value in looking pretty or wearing cute clothes, Arma definitely doesn't see herself as attractive and, for example here, just assumes it's a joke, he's teasing her, etc. She doesn't deal with these issues right now, but later on they will come up more.

Yeah, it would take a real crisis situation for Lamia to let loose and show a softer, vulnerable side to Arma. She's still telling herself she doesn't want to get too involved with the other Guardians, at this point...
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Well. Not like it stopped in the 90's... But I get what you mean, that was the time it really came to light.
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BealmeisterHobbyist General Artist
Instant like from me. Man, is this part funny, especially at the end.
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Haha thanks! Glad to hear you like it :D
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Sam, good thing your conversation partner is 19 this time, and not 9.
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OgawaBurukkuProfessional General Artist
Doesn't stop him from whipping out the wine glasses, though. He does say on the next page that he realizes Arma is an adult but not of a legal drinking age, though.
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So what you're saying is...
:iconchrishansennbcplz: "You brought Mike's Hard Lemonade to a teen girl?"
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OgawaBurukkuProfessional General Artist
lol my mom used to do that for me in high school. I never drank socially until college but that shit was good on a hot, summer day. (Don't tell Chris Hansen)
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