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posted April 14th, 2012, 3:55 pm


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April 16th, 2012, 3:04 pm

nevernever

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@snowblinded: awwh! Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed it and the illustrations! It was a very simple tale, I am touched that you like it. It is my pleasure. :)

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April 16th, 2012, 3:05 pm

nevernever

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@Miss-llama28: Thank you so much, truly.

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April 16th, 2012, 3:05 pm

nevernever

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@dbzgirl311: Thank you! :)

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April 16th, 2012, 3:06 pm

nevernever

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@nellent: Woah, that's just incredibly flattering! I am extremely honoured that you would, I hope it makes your future children happy and touches their hearts too. :)

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April 14th, 2012, 5:26 pm

EzalMezal

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Amazing story!

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April 14th, 2012, 6:14 pm

hamstergrl

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Your stories are always so simple but beautiful! I finally realized that your illustrations remind me of Daniel Egneus's in Little Red Riding Hood. I really like the fact that yours are even looser and more delicate than his.

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April 15th, 2012, 1:36 am

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I really like all your stories and comics... ;-;
and I think I'd buy them if you printed them into a book or something!

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April 15th, 2012, 4:22 am

Kalilah

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Wow, this is a beautiful story! The drawings are just amazing!

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April 15th, 2012, 7:17 am

Spacepegasus

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I thought the illustrations were amazing, actually. Really atmospheric and strong with a great use of colour.
As for the story, I kept wondering how he could dream in colour or knew what he was missing?

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April 15th, 2012, 7:30 am

nevernever

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@Spacepegasus: hi, thanks for the comment. The story is largely metaphorical and surreal, so I am going to confess here that there is no medical/scientific reasoning to Yrovir's abilities. Basically, what you can do and see in your dreams, most of the time, people would feel as if they cannot in real life. For example, if you dream of becoming rich, would you be rich in reality? It is possible, but it takes a lot of faith and spirit. Yrovir is a special boy, he has an innate sense of colour and he is able to see the world exactly as he dreams it ( in full colour ). This is thanks to Yrovir's strong sense of self belief, and his faith in his dreams. Hence he is able to paint. :)

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April 15th, 2012, 7:33 am

nevernever

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@EzalMezal: thank you ! <3

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April 15th, 2012, 7:34 am

nevernever

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@hamstergrl: aww, thank you! I have never heard of Daniel Egneus, so I checked him out. I really like his style and I am honoured that I reminded you of him! thank you !

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April 15th, 2012, 7:39 am

nevernever

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@Spacepegasus: I guess you could say that Yrovir has always felt as if something was missing in the "real world", because in his dreams, the "real world" looks so beautiful and vibrant. So it is metaporical in that sense. Yrovir may be "physically" colourblind, but spiritually, he can see in colour. Think of it as a woman who has lost her breasts, but is still, in spirit, soul, and essence, very much a woman. I hope that it makese sense this way ;A;

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April 15th, 2012, 9:09 am

nevernever

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@VItamInPIll: Thank you so much! Oh god, I am always a little inconfident when it comes to selling my work ( I'm never sure if it has enough appeal for people to want to buy it ), so your comment means a lot to me !

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April 15th, 2012, 9:11 am

nevernever

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@Kalilah: thanks so much :)

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April 15th, 2012, 9:16 am

Spacepegasus

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Ah, but these people are familiar with the concepts of "rich" and "woman" and know what they entail. This is more like being born deaf but loving music: How can you know what it's like if you've never heard it? Can you really know something you never actually perceived? ...I'll stop there or I'll start some essay questioning how experience creates our frame of reference (and "colours" our world). I do like your idea of it (:

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April 15th, 2012, 9:46 am

nevernever

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@Spacepegasus: the problem with Colourblind is that I understand that it will not make much sense if you try to logically reason it out with Science. After all, it was written as a fairytale, and with elements like witches and "repainting the world" it can hardly be called realistic, haha. I understand what you are trying to say. Logically, if a person has not experienced something, it would be difficult to perceive an experience, what more replicate it. Perhaps the closest, most "logical" reason I can give would be how the mind actually stores a lot of information subconsciously. Perhaps Yrovir wasn't always colourblind? Or perhaps his "dreaming" is so lucid that he is in fact looking and seeing colour, but forgets the moment he is consciously awake ( like sleepwalking), or perhaps his mind is only able to recognize colours when he is subconscious. Another example I can give would be how people receive "visions". Sometimes people dream of things they have never experienced before, ( such as being abducted by aliens ), but the experience feels so vivid and real that it was as if it actually happened. Hence the debate/discussion about outer body experiences, and how our spirits wander as we sleep.

I cited those examples because they were parallel metaphors to Yrovir's story. At core, it is a fairytale ( emphasis on fairytale) about a boy who is hindered from doing something he loves, because of reason X. But because his love for colours and will is so strong, it overrides reason X, and he is able to defy all expecations and obstacles in the process.

oh dear, now I am the one typing an essay, haha. XD

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April 15th, 2012, 9:51 am

nevernever

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@Spacepegasus: if you would like a real life example which is similar to Yrovir, look up Beethoven. :) He composed music despite being almost completely deaf. It was said that he was so prodigious he could visualize the sound from every key, and that he could feel different vibrations from different sounds. It should be noted that he wasn't always deaf though, so that supports the theory that Yrovir might not always have been colourblind. :)

It was a good question by the way! Thanks for asking it.

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April 15th, 2012, 10:18 am

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I would have thought that except the first page says "he never knew the blush of roses or the sunset's hue" so the problem remains with not having learned the concept (unlike with Beethoven) though you could also theorize that there is collective human knowledge in a subconcious world that he could access through dreams and... this comic is making me very philosophical, I guess that's a good thing xD

PS: It's a fairytale of course, but this is an element that can't just be explained with "magic" or stuff like that so it's a little different. I don't mean to nag though, I'm glad you didn't take it that way xD

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April 15th, 2012, 11:27 am

Automagicified

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Just WOW. Capitalized.
I've never really seen any need to create an account before, but dude, this made me want to sincerely post a comment. It's got to be the most beautiful comic I've ever read, and I'm really glad, and this you definitely deserved, the grand prize.
The pictures are perfect in an imperfect way, which I think is brilliant I tell you, and you manage to balance childish, poetic and serious superbly! It's beautiful and well-thought-out and I jsut want to read it over and over again until I could recite it in my sleep.
I think I could rant on and on about how wonderful it is, but I guess I'll stop here for now.
This totally made my day, and made me feel giddy all over.
You're amazing

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April 15th, 2012, 11:42 am

nevernever

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@Automagicified: wow, I don't think I've ever had someone create an account just to comment, but if you were compelled to do so after reading this, then it is of the highest honour to me!! Thank you so much for your lovely message, YOU made my day with it. I am really, really happy that you enjoyed this story...aahh, childish poetic serious is a tricky combination! XD I've never thought of the story that way until you mentioned it, mostly I was thinking that it is just childish. <3 Always a pleasure to make you giddy, haha, with good intentions, of course. Sweet dreams !

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April 15th, 2012, 12:05 pm

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@nevernever: Haha, well, that's just how good it is! Seriously, it's simply brilliant!! You're welcome! I know how much a comment means when it's sincere, and I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed and adore your story. Well, I guess at first glance, it'd be childish, but I felt it was more than that. And well, it really is poetic, and I love that part. Not only the words, that are like their own kind of art, but your ability to mix the phrases, the textures, colours and emotions create one whole big poem together. Kind of.
It's a good kind, I assure you!

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April 15th, 2012, 1:07 pm

snowblinded

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This is like, the most perfect little fairy tale ever :) and the illustrations are absolutely breathtaking. I'm so impressed with this. This is like, going to be one of my most read comics on this site now. You're super duper awesome for spreading the love of this haha <3

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April 15th, 2012, 2:44 pm

Miss-llama28

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absolutely beautiful.

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April 16th, 2012, 5:09 am

dbzgirl311

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this was an amazing story

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April 16th, 2012, 11:55 am

nellent

THIS WAS LOVELY

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I think...that when I'm older and have children I will tell them this story...and many other fairytale's....this is one of those story's that touches your heart and I absolutely love it.

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April 16th, 2012, 11:01 pm

mirandakarla1

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Your sooo talented!! I loved it1!!!

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April 18th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Sunbear

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Everything about your comic is beautiful! The story, the art.. it's really unique and wonderful. ; w ;

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April 18th, 2012, 2:37 pm

dancing_flames_Axel

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Wow, just Wow. . .that was such a beautiful story and I had so much fun reading it. . .this should really be published!

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April 22nd, 2012, 10:23 pm

camelottorose

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This is such an amazing story! I loved every bit of it, from the gorgeous illustrations to the colouring, and the wonderful text of this story. I would love to see the improvements and changes you make to this story if you ever redraw this again ^^

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May 7th, 2012, 12:31 pm

afterall (Guest)

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This was lovely, beautifully rendered, and heartfelt. Your style really lends itself well to this sort of story. Very cute! Hope you continue on making more comics :)

I also read through Noir and the Rainbow man. Again, love your art.

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May 16th, 2012, 12:21 pm

yulai

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BEAUTIFUL!!! thank you very much for share your great work!

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May 17th, 2012, 6:53 pm

eeveetron

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beautiful. what a masterpiece. i even cried! xD i enjoyed every bit of this. love it <3

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June 20th, 2012, 5:53 pm

SomethingScenic

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I have really enjoyed reading this! It's very different to what I usually do read, but I appreciated that. ^^ The simplicity in the text and the drawings, yet complexity of the colour worked so well.

All round beautiful, and incredibly professional.

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July 1st, 2012, 7:49 pm

beyondimpressed (Guest)

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this is absolutely beautiful and brought tears to my eyes :'-) you are truly talented, and i hope we'll be able to see more of your amazing work!

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July 29th, 2012, 8:13 am

Lovably Insane

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This was so beautiful

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July 30th, 2012, 8:24 pm

KidKodomo

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This was a wonderful story. Im so glad i stumbled upon it. Thank you :)

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September 7th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Joanna Cruz (Guest)

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I'm planning on writing children's books in the near future and your work is absolutely beautiful and heartwarming! :D

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November 20th, 2012, 3:32 am

Zizacous

Amazing

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This is the most beautiful story I've read in a long time please keep writing with more stories like this the world wold be a better place

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June 11th, 2015, 1:48 am

Opal Rowan

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This was beautiful. The art itself caught my attention but the story was so simplistic yet compelling; how could I not love this?

You did an amazing job. I love how the art changes from detailed to simple to a mix of both so seamlessly! The use of contrasting colors was also amazing.

I almost cried reading this story; it was so heartfelt that I couldn't help it.

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