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Luau and Iron Strike - Part 10 (fin) by Nimaru Luau and Iron Strike - Part 10 (fin) by Nimaru
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Gotcha!

I bet you all thought there was going to be some sort of epic story of Iron Strike realizing his mistake and going after Luau and such... pfft. First that would have been entirely too predictable and second, it wouldn't have been very Luau-like.

And to think I had delusions of being able to finish this LAST week. It took so much time to get the expressions right and try to represent everything that is going on here. I hope it all makes sense. There's a lot of imagry and metaphor going on here as I try to express the lingering doubts and self-worth issues Iron Strike is suffering from due to his Father and past girls he was interested in (but had no chance with).

This is based on personal experience to a degree and also represents many other people I'm sure. Let me say this, friends: if anything is to keep you from being happy in this world, don't let it be you.

P.S. If I haven't named him before, I decided to call Iron Strike's dad Landslide.
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:iconzaidfouquette:
ZaidFouquette Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Hi. I dunno if you check comments on old comics but I've enjoyed this particular arc over the last few years. Not because it's a story about meeting people, falling in love or courtship, all the things about falling in love I can't really relate to - but because it's a story about all the hang-ups, that damn load of emotional baggage a person's always lived with. Maybe it's me being silly but when I feel low I like to come back to this story and re-read it; it makes me think that if I meet the right person all the stuff that keeps me alone will appear, idk, less substantial than it does now.

Anyway, thanks for all you do. You really are talented. But more than that, thanks for the feels.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind words :)

I'm notified of new comments so I had no trouble seeing yours. I was just thinking that based on what you said about this comic, if you haven't read my newest Crabapple and Willow, you'll find a similar theme regarding the hurts that hide inside.
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WillowMasqurade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Does Iron Strike have a single straight brother by any chance :D possibly a twin?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, no. Only child.
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:iconwillowmasqurade:
WillowMasqurade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
;D i was kidding, butt yeahhh...
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DreamerAwaken Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hope to see the rest! But I'm sure you must be very busy at the moment too.
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Templar22 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
You know what's kinda bad but nice at the same time?

When you don't check your deviant watches for a good long while and you miss a lot of cool stuff.
That's bad.

When you get to read somebody's awesome work from start to finish with no waiting.
That's pretty good.

This was great Nimaru, I applaud you. 
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Yes, I agree it's more fun to find someone after they havea  huge body of completed work. Sorry i don't have as much new stuff yet.
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Lovepegasista Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
damn i love this
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)

I'm glad. It's one of my favorite comic sets that I've done. 
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joae12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
So,only to confirm,you are still going to make a comic with Iron Strike's father?(I am not rushing you its just that LuauxIronStrike is my favorite couple and I am anxious for this comic)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to, but who can say? I've been super busy building a new web business, but hopefully after that I can do more art things.
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Devi-kami Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
You know, I came across this again recently, and I think it is one of the most artfully told segments you have done.  Also, I just realized you never followed up on Iron Strike's father coming home - and how he's going to feel about Luau! :)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that terrible time limitation... It's a killer.
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:iconiheartdragonwolf:
iheartdragonwolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
heck ya!!!!!
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:iconmcconnell48:
McConnell48 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! He fixed his screw up! Now they can be together!
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:iconshadow-0f-light:
Shadow-0f-Light Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Please make more! The anticipation will kill me!
( Love your work by the way beautifully drawn and wonderfully colored!)
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:iconlordbevan1:
lordbevan1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
there must be a sequel where his father returns home and finds him living with luau! there is no other acceptable possibility!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There absolutely will be a continuation... someday.
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:iconlordbevan1:
lordbevan1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
yep. i'd expect that response from a chaotic good person
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:iconartlover138:
artlover138 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
May I ask a simple question? Why does the pony on the kind of look like a mix between a hornless Luna and diamond tiara???? It's just my perspectives....
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were random drawings so they could look like anything. There wasn't really much thought behind it.
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Origamilover91 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
cool
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:iconkatanakaze:
KatanaKaze Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sweet Celestia, the feels!! All the feels!!!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

This is my favorite love story so far.....

So far (mua ha ha ha).
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:iconkatanakaze:
KatanaKaze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heehee! Mine, too! (:
It seems like there is going to be a continuation of some sorts? Are you planning one, or was the ending panel just to leave us on edge?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely. It's just that there are so many other things that are in the works already :(
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:iconkatanakaze:
KatanaKaze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yay! Take your time. Patience is a virtue I need to practice anyways. ^^;
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Writer
I can't help goinf through your work every once and a while to remember why I loved this fandom. I was wondering, though, if you were still going to make a comic when Landslide would come to seek his son and find him happy like you told me once you would.
I know you have stuff and family, not to mention your plans of other comics, but still i would like to know if you will do this.

oh, and one more thing... do you remember when I sent you a link for the comic of which I was the author?
well, I ask now because I was wondering, with your busy schedule and all, if you would be willing to do a comic with me if the idea is well-detailed and described?

It's a romance... romance one-oh-one.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I most definitely intend to continue the comic, but there are several other things that take priority.

As for collaboration, I most definitely can't spare the time right now. I can barely find time to do my OWN things and I that's still while neglecting some other things I should be doing.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
good. I am waiting for this particular comic :3

Ah, I see. Well, had to ask anyway so good luck with your chores :D
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. From the I answered you until now, I've been asked to do three different things by three different people. It never ends sometimes...
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:iconwhisperer-of-winds:
Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
oh, I know. this is the tax you must pay, Cap, for being so good at this ;D

Almost every person on this Earth has these demons, or limitations as I call them. Even if the person can see that their demons might not be real and should never exist, sometimes its hard/almost impossible to send them away... on your own.

Anyway, with all that you have to do, I still hope to see how Iron Strike defeated the biggest obstacle in his path: his father.
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SouthernNight Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniffles* whyyy are you tugging on my heartstrings! Such ... a... beautiful.. comic... there. are. no. words! Luau when she's sad... there. are. no. words to describe how she appeals to everyone's empathy, how she's so adorable!

And I really like how she fell asleep during that last bit Dx I cry myself to sleep sometimes... after you cry it's easier to sleep for some reason... my eyes just close... *sniffle*

I'm not ashamed to say that I love this comic and ended up hugging my pillow x.x
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really liked telling this story. It just flowed so naturally.
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"For always!"

THE FEELS! THE FEELS ARE INVADING!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I know! I loved making that part :D
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:iconmlphistorian:
MLPhistorian Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
KEEP IT GOOINGGGG
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:iconsamsamhim:
samsamhim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
i love that it;s luau who breaks all the ghosts
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:iconthe-black-coat:
The-Black-Coat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
There not really ghosts, there mostly old disapprove fragments(or i like to call them "Shadow Memories"), but yeah she did great at those shadows
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Jadecoolgirl123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
can't wait how it ends
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:iconsamsamhim:
samsamhim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
it did end
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:iconjadecoolgirl123:
Jadecoolgirl123 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh sorry
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:iconbronyboss631:
Bronyboss631 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Landslide is actually a good name.
can't wait to see the how this all ends
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truedragon5374 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
i'm imagining thier wedding with Luau resplendent in her dress and Iron Strike in a pony tuxedo with his main all unkempt despite hours with a stylist.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol. That sounds about right.
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
any chance those spoiled nobels & landslide r gonna try to wreck everything
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. Landslide is not a bad pony as you'll learn eventually :)
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Damnusername2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
reading through your comics again, is there something thats going to happen with Iron strikes father?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eventually he's going to meet Luau.
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