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LoT: War and Deception 2. by Endling LoT: War and Deception 2. by Endling
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EDIT & EXPLANATIONS:

Okay! Following morning, feeling better. Let's get to the nitty gritty.


Part Two: The second half of this comic has a good deal more 'unfinished' panels and less polished dialogue because by the time I got to it, certain things in my life had already taken a turn. I had to get a plane ticket to New Jersey, fly in and out and such, in an attempt to scramble things back together again. In the future I hope to make more cohesive entries plotted out in their fullest in the beginning to avoid this kind of issue.

Big Blast: Lilith is not a magely blaster type but she is equipped with the same amount of spells any necromancer worth her weight in skulls, which is why she is able to hold her own with Dembe but achieve nothing more than a stalemate. (Had Qian been in full control of her abilities Lilith wouldn't have stood a chance.) So, in the end, that was not Lilith summoning up all her own otherworldly power in a big 'ol missile attack, it was her allowing Dembe to deplete his entire supply of power, absorb it, and pile that on top of her own to deliver a blast that could not be stopped. You will likely not see such an attack from her in the future, but it worked for the current magely match-up.

Pacing: I'm wondering if long vertical comics mean you have to change up how you normally create sequential work, considering it seems to change the pacing. Had all of this been in one long string I don't know if it would read better or worse, but it certainly seems to effect how people see the ' parts ' instead of the whole.

True Ending: The actual ending for this had to be clipped as I could not finish in time. I was meant to use this weekend to do it but forgot I'd scheduled a road trip with some friends a while ago, so that eliminated any chance of finishing proper. It explained what happened to the rest of Qian and Dembe's team, regarding their run-in with Clockwork Bunny, as well as the fate of Qian and Dembe. (Which, despite the bleak ending above, isn't nearly as bad as it would have you believe.. haha.)

Explanations?: In the future I hope to make comics that don't require such explanations to understand. Ahah..








--Old entry--

I'm beat.

It was rushed, it was clipped, it was smashed down to work, despite all the extensions my life for the past few weeks has been a constant grinding asshat. Severe crunch time at work thanks to a game deadline we need to meet a month earlier than expected, severe personal issues with losing people rather close to me. Just. Just about everything, ahahah. It's been wild. But I had to get through this. Promised myself I would.

I'll put up more info sometime tomorrow when I have a nights sleep in me. Until then, hope you enjoyed this. And I apologize for running out of time to be able to do the rest of it that was intended to be the true ending. (About three more pages explaining what happens afterwards. Unfortunately life has a way of telling you when you have to settle for less, durnit.)


Lilith©*Endling
Yan Qian + Dembe©=Iris-Zeible
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:icontheremixmaster:
TheRemixMaster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lilith is truly vicious... truly admirable >:) I love her character. And you Endling *^* are unstoppable! My favorite artist, hands down!! I want to be as great an artist as you... if not better >;3
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Long-Shanks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BTW I love those effects. Cool as hell.
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Long-Shanks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dialogue in this feels very much like a melo-dramatic manga. :/ but this is an old one... I think. I like your work a whole hell of a lot though. Just brilliant.
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BR-ONYX-STUDIOS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you´re the best!
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viciousjaws Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Few things are more annoying and cliche as those duo characters that "believe in each other" and "can do anything so long as they're together".

On top of that, nothing's more satisfying than their failure and destruction.
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globepb Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome colouring!
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:iconpellimore:
Pellimore Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Do you sell books or anything? Your style is just so amazing. I could look at your gallery for hours. I hope you really take your career places, because I would love to see an animated series based on your characters, or even just manga or comic books. They would be so beautiful!
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TBGshockerslights Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
love the story I'm so hooked just heard 1&2 and i love it, great story I'm addicted. best story in a long time
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FelipeJiRo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool, really
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little-foxy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
wow. i was amaze by the effects you did! *drrrrooooolllsss*
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:iconbladnoched:
Bladnoched Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Favourite comic strip of all time. >.<
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:iconseigner:
Seigner Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
one of my favourites.
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:iconever-little-princess:
ever-little-princess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
.COOOOOOOOOOOL O_O
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:icontank2:
TaNk2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
I loved everything about it.*Will start studying you*
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:iconsoneasandre:
SoneaSandre Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
ur artwork is so BRILLIANT AND AWSOME!!! >.<!!

do u use photoshop or something? if so, did u download it? i want to make comics, but i dont know what to download, well, if u did download it of course ^^'

sorry if this question(s) has been asked to u many times ^^' but im begining to get a little desperate...
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:iconghijaholic:
ghijaholic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
oh em gee
yoart is sweet
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:iconfdrawersprincipiante:
fdrawersprincipiante Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
one question...
where did you make this manga??
in frontiers manga studio ex??
or just Photoshop?
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DemonBrandon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love it! I think I understood everything just fine before reading your explanation, so I don't think there are any problems really^^
I LOVE the parts where color comes in, it just adds such an impact and really heightens the mood!
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Dartneis-Is-Back Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Wow this page is absolutly awsome :wow:
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:iconayattousai:
ayattousai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
that's amazing! the effects are soooo cool
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:icontrickstah:
Trickstah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
THOSE LIGHTNING EFFECTS ARE FLIPPIN AWESOME!!!

great job endling.
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:iconforgottonswordsman:
Forgottonswordsman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
first off this is freaking awesome! second if you don't mind me askin how do you do the comic panals. lord knows i can't draw a straight line for the life of me but these all pawn.
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:iconzagardal:
Zagardal Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work :worship:
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
They didin't need explanation.

You're just doupting your abilities, or insulting our intelligence xD



Loved the comics, btw.
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InstantOatmeal13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Oh god! The ANGST! It BURNS like RADIATION POISONING!!!
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:iconprocrasinating-pocky:
procrasinating-pocky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Amazing, the charactars i can't help but love
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:iconbohvey:
Bohvey Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
If you ever release this in a book I will buy it in a heart beat. Your comics are amazing and the stories are incredibly addictive. Well done.
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Lilith is VERY cool in the coloured panels. Very tight work.
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:iconakiameko:
AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: MAGIC MISSLE. Oh yes, DnD jokes make me happy. :XD:

I LOVE the way you used color in this. *w* Truly inspiring.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Now with colour!!
Cool and skillful and "whee!!" as ever. Lilith is so cute and frikkin' evil.
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Monkey-of-the-Dark Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
your strong storyboarding...the glow...the power...the hardcore awesomeness....it overwhelms me :faint:

the last few panels killed me. i thank you.
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Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I'z luv yo comix <3. But srsly, great one love it. :heart:
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LMP-TheClay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, even if you feel it's rushed :) You're very good at creating nice atmospheres/feelings in your comics, they're so easy to get into ^^
Loooove it! :D
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auryn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Soooo it would be totally incredible if you did entries in full colour. Those few panels were gorgeous. The rest vs also beautiful, and well written, but l really liked that burst of lightnight blue.
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:iconendling:
Endling Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Oh if I had the time and wherewithall, believe me.. :(
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:iconauryn:
auryn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lt would be a gorgeous thing! l know the feeling though, l wouldn't mind doing my entries in colour if l had the time, either.
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:iconfaderillaz:
faderillaz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Love the "blue" part!
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ToastedCappuccino Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Omg I absolutely love your works! This one and everything else youve done!
Youre my most favorite artist and I cant wait for new pages.
This one is so good and even if you say that some panels are done fast and are unfinished due to lack of time, its amazing.
I love the facial expressions and the mimic and how you do the shading and of course your coloring in the last panels.
Keep going and I wish you good luck for the LoT Tournament. (not that you need it^^)
Cappuccino~
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:iconbijutsu-san:
Bijutsu-san Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Your skills....I want them.
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HeartlessPuppet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
|D Yay Jersey. xDD

Anyways, so much win in this. I love all the paneling. And the art. So amazing. c: Great job.
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DG-ART85 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I have one question.....can i be your apprentice...man your paneling is good, the detail is crazy...man if only i could get as lose with my lines and detail...i would be a beast:D
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quirky9343 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
I really liked the characterization of Dembe and Qian . In fact, I liked them so much, I wanted them to win. And it doesn't help that Lilith is a hard character to like/root for. :(
But anyway, good job as usual. :D
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WingEd-Fish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
WOW...The colors are blinding me ....AHHHH!!!!THE COLORS THE COLORS !!!THEY WERE SO AWESOME REALLY AWE INSPIERING !!!WOW!!I LOVE YOUR BLACK AND WHITE BUT WITH COLOR -WOW!!!bowing bow to the over lord nice work again ^_^
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rosemoonsword Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
great job! I always enjoy reading your comics! I liked the romantic chemistry between Dembre and Qian, so sweet.:rose:
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:iconstrength:
Strength Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
O ___ o Shiiiiit. Your comics are always something to drop your jaw over.

Also, I like the color of electric blue that you used! :)
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your comics are always quite an enjoyable read. Very nicely done. :D
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:iconendling:
Endling Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Thanks very much Venus. :3
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're extremely welcome. :D
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Chibzies Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Sorry if I usually just Fav & run but this is FUN to read & just TOO AWESOME~ for mumbling some simple words :D ^-^
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batlesbo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T. simply amazing.
i wish I had seomthing more enriching to say, however, now is not the time to activate the little brain of mine. i apologize.
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