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    Don't worry Dan I hope you'll make it through whatever you have in life. And make sure you priortize you and your health too!
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    Ahriman's Prophecy (REBOOT) [FROZEN]

    Life unfortunately gets in the way of our plans. I really look forward to you getting back into this project ❤️
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    Mu11berry's Art-ish Looking Things

    @Luz_MelianThank you!! And yeah, don't let the haters fool you, people use the same line against every canon couple in any work of fiction ever and it’s almost never true and definitely never relevant. Here I am about to write a novel on the subject for the 983rd time even though you already know and didn’t ask for this, but hey, what did you expect? Rhen and Dameon had probably the most development out of any of the game couples. The usual “but all their interactions were optional!" line 1. just isn't true, and 2. literally every possible romantic interaction for any other two characters in the series is optional. In AP Devin can romance Talia OR Alicia, or neither, and what ship "makes sense" or not depends 100% on player choices and headcanons. Av2 is the same, if you don't choose to go through the extra dialogue and buy a kitten or whatever then no romances make sense, not even Iya and Ean. Same with av3, and av4. I mean, for real, the only thing Dameon doesn't have that other shipped characters in the games sometimes do is money thrown at him and called “attraction points,” and a lot of dialogue during sidequests. Which yeah, I definitely agree with you that it could be sweet if Rhen bought him flowers or something, and of course I'd love if Dameon had more dialogue because I love Dameon, but that kind of stuff just isn’t needed or even really pertinent to developing a relationship, and I kinda appreciate that there’s nothing that could be interpreted as monetary coercion between them (or love potion. May I just say, phew), and that Dameon doesn't feel the need to posture and throw around his opinions and ideas when they aren't relevant or necessary. (And I greatly appreciate that Amanda didn’t make him that kind of character because-- icky.) What I'm saying is, every relationship in Aveyond is developed in optional interactions, and most of them depend on the player deciding to go through those interactions and pick their own preferred love interest, and the character goes along with whatever the player says. But Rhen and Dameon? They fall in love in-game regardless of player choices. They make the choice themselves. Rhen's first words to Dameon are basically a pick up line! (A subtler version of "come here often?" and, come to think of it, "have we met before?"). (Also when Talia introduces them and we learn she's basically spent her time talking Rhen up to Dameon and probably secretly shipping them for who knows how long? So good.) Then Dameon actually getting permission to join the party, and just the sheer level of respect and consideration! And this is just the bare basics of their first meeting, I could go on forever. They have plenty of interactions, many optional, yes, but they all further develop both the characters and the plot (to the point that neither the plot nor the character arcs make sense without their little conversations) and, more importantly, demonstrate respect and genuine compassion and kindness between them. Also. I’ve ranted before about how Dameon loves Rhen in literally every single possible ending but I haven’t had the opportunity before to point out that Rhen loves him in every version too. The line you were talking about -- “can you not come with me?” -- comes before she makes any kind of choice. She wants him to go with her wherever she goes. That’s like. Pretty explicitly love. Some people use that as the definition of love. And when she makes a choice that doesn’t lead to him being with her, it’s never once presented as a lack of love but a lack of confidence. When he explicitly asks if she loves him, she never denies it. Instead she says, in essence, that she’s afraid and unsure. Those endings don’t talk about her being happy, but being glad to be left alone by the world-- which is a tragedy when you think about the Rhen we get to know through the quest, the Rhen who loves people and loves being able to help and be involved, being reduced to that-- ouch. The queen ending, on the other hand? Yeah, she’s nervous at first, because duh, she thinks she’s going to have to go across the ocean by herself, probably never see the person she wants to be with again, and marry a stranger so she can rule a country she hasn’t lived in since she was a baby (or perhaps a toddler but that’s another conversation). But then she expresses her desire for Dameon to come with her (yet again), and the Oracle makes it happen, and she gets so excited, and we get another one of my favorite lines, Dameon asking, “Are you ready to meet your destiny?” and Rhen, immediately, with her hesitation now completely vanquished, “With you? Yes!” Asdlgkjal. Just. So good. She gets to be with the person she’s been repeatedly choosing for the whole game-- another thing I’ve ranted about a lot, though I’m not sure I’ve posted that here, I’ll have to check. And then she chooses him again, in probably the most adorable unplanned proposal ever, and proceeds to be excited and precious for the rest of the game and lives peacefully and happily, not hiding from the world but continuing to influence and shape it and helping people and being the bright powerful independent leader she’s always been and always loved being-- it’s just so good, people be missing out big time and I feel sorry for them. As for lard… yeah, I have entire essays on exactly how much nonsense that is, if you ever want something to yell in agreement at just let me know, I can send links XD NOW, as this spaz is concluded, back to art, because I am, as always, way, way behind. First, something I made on a plane because what else was I going to do, talk to the person next to me? Nopity no, bro. Second, a mock title screen for Aveyond 1 because I really, really love that game Third, a Hi'beru drawing I made for an art trade: And last here's some armor and robe practice featuring my faves:
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    thanks for the update! Perfectly understandable, unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes. As long as it comes out eventually, I'll be patiently waiting too. Good luck with everything!
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    Ahriman's Prophecy (REBOOT) [FROZEN]

    @callmedan That's sad to hear but completely understandable I wish you luck with your new career. And I will be patiently waiting in the meanwhile.
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    Mu11berry's Art-ish Looking Things

    I love the dance image, so beautiful! And also the cute style couples And I like your reflections about Rhen. I have seen people complain that there weren't enough interactions in the game to justify that they get married. And it's true that it would have been nice to include more of that. I don't remember the game so well, but I remember in the end Rhen has the choice of becoming a queen in a foreign country and that she tells Dameon something like "with you I will go"? So there must have been love, but we haven't seen much of how it developed and that made people confused because they expected Rhen to be with Lars. But I've always found Lars rather immature for a marriage yet, and not sure that he could be of such support emotionally that Rhen needs.
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    Mu11berry's Art-ish Looking Things

    @Danzy Thank youu, I try, haha @Luz_Melian Thank you! Myst is so fun to draw, and Rhen and Dameon are my fave ever basically, how Amanda conceived of such perfection is beyond me. We are not alone in appreciating them! It just seems that way on this site, which is unfortunate, but there are tons of fans other places. I'd be happy to introduce you if you ever have time/are interested/all that:) @everyone I have... once again... fallen way behind on posting my art. And I'm doing inktober again, so I'm even more behind than I would've been. So. Let's play catch up. (on a random side note I work with preschoolers and when they lag behind in the line I used to always urge them to "catch up" until one day they asked me why I always said "ketchup" hahaahaaa) First, next in my aesthetic series (which is obviously on pause for inktober but this was made before ahaha) and might as well share the scary portrait of Elini at this point: Some cartoony Te'ijal and Galahad: Mel and Gyendal in the same style: And Rhen and Dameon in the same style: And a RhenxDameon piece entitled "Golden" + another otp rant And I think that's probably enough for one post but I'm not even kinda caught up yet so hopefully I'll remember to log in before November
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    Hello I feel bad :/

    Welcome! I think this series and community is a big part of all our lives! I discovered this game series over 10 years ago and loved it ever since! All the people on here are great!
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    Halaina's Dungeon Guide! (spoilers)

    Hello, Since I haven't seen a complete guide of this on the forums, I took the liberty of writing a step-by-step guide on how to beat the dungeon in the basement of Halaina's Castle, for those of you who are stuck in this tricky section. Obviously this will contain spoilers. Tell me if anything is wrong!