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Comic profile: Heart of Keol
Heart of Keol
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Comic language: English
Genre: Fantasy
Activity status: Active
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Last update: 6 days ago
Number of comics: 164
Number of subscribers: 274
Visitors: 29175 visitors (136333 pages viewed)
Rating: 5 (17 votes)

Comic description

A troubled young man from the good ol' US of A finds himself lost in a strange new world. A story of adventures, culture shocks, hilarity, drama, and unexpected truths.

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Most recent comments left on Heart of Keol

keiiii
16th Jan 2017
keiiii
Indeed. And there's also his inner kid, the part of him that never healed from the past.
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melaredblu
15th Jan 2017
melaredblu
Oh, Ethan. Not only does this show hit much it hits home, but I think it also shows his empathy. He's probably wondering how he can possibly break the news to the kid, personally knowing how much it's going to hurt him.
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keiiii
12th Jan 2017
keiiii
As for Gilrandir's hypothesis... you're not "completely wrong." Far from it! But the parts that are right and parts that are off are kind of intertwined. You'll have to wait and see what I mean...!

(And thank you for posting such a thoughtful hypothesis. It's almost unbelievable that this story, especially at this early stage, could elicit so much thought from people!!)
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keiiii
12th Jan 2017
keiiii
A writer friend of mine likened her own character development process to natural gardening. There's a lot of thinking, planning and crafting going on at the beginning, when you're making decisions as to what to plant and where. Maybe you want small flowers along the footpath, a larger tree in the center, smaller trees near the entrance, etc. But once you've done that and planted the plants, the rest of the process is largely organic. You no longer create the character; you learn about the character as you would about a real person. There may still be some deliberate crafting at later stages, but that takes on a supporting role rather than central.

I don't know if my own process is the same, but there are definitely similarities. For characters whom I've been seeing a lot in the comic so far, I don't consciously try to mold their behavior in certain ways for certain effects. It's more intuitive. Even when I am unsure and need to figure something out, it's more like figuring something about another person (or even myself) than crafting character behavior/traits.
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Gilrandir
11th Jan 2017
I am probably completely wrong, since I often am when it comes to speculating about the emotions and future events of characters -- and I also want @Keiiii to know that I completely respect the fact that this is her story, to be told in her way.

However, my guess would be that the relationship between Lushaka and Ethan is going to be less one-sided than you might suppose. In addition to sympathy, I am reading a subtle form of respect in Lushaka's final stance. Many cultures with strong warrior traditions, such as we may infer the Rencho have, also make revealing one's passions and emotions taboo. Warriors are taught to be calm, controlled and aloof, revealing nothing of their emotions in their face and posture. For someone from that tradition, the fact that Ethan is demonstrably brave and willing to fight, but also unafraid to put his emotions on display can send a powerful message. It provides a window to their character rarely found, and if the character revealed is worthy of respect, then it can have a powerful drawing effect to someone more accustomed to dealing with more ... morally ambiguous situations.

In summary, I think Lushaka will be among the very first to realize that it is not just that he has things to teach Ethan, but that they both have things they can learn from each other. But, I may be completely wrong as well. ^_^
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