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A Midwinter Fantasy 07 by MentalCrash A Midwinter Fantasy 07 by MentalCrash
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lary6420 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
She's looks hot lol
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
mmm......clever.
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rphb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This was a good little comic. I actually think that our bottle finder got out on top for meeting a djinn.
I also think that it was a good idea of her not to waste any wishes undoing her second wish, no matter how smart you are djinni will always misinterpretate something, and a TG is preatty minimal, compared to what some of the other jinni have done [link]

One question though. the biggest problem with a TG transformation is as far as I can see your legal personal status. Few TG stories adress this problem, but will the government recognize you for you? and what about your friends and family. If the official records and their memories were altered, any adoption would be minimal, like adapting to reality after having a super realistic dream.
However, if the records and everyone's memories were to stay the same, then you would officially be a non person.
For the state you would be nothing but an illegal immigrant that have burned traces of their country of origin, for your family you would be a stranger. Even if you turned into the hottest girl in the world your life would still be ruined. Girls are imported from Ukraine daily, and not for housecleaning purposes.

Hots just not enough, without an identity your nothing, and a legal identity is something that is impossible to forge.

Anyway, good comic. I just wish it went a little deeper.


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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This comic is too short for that, and the story wasn't my idea, it could be easily fixed as it has magic involved, and I think it works, even when the characters aren't as loveable because I don't really feel I can tell much of them in only 10 pages

I touched the identity problem in my previous work, but all this it's still fantasy, I know the posibility I made for her future could work, but it's still something very hard to accomplish, however, I think any regular family where the members love each other would make as much as posible to adapt to the situation, but, again, even if I want to show some "realism" in a situation like this (This is something I'll also do on my next work), it's still fantasy, the characters are still lucky and can live a happy life, I could make a story as realistic as posible, but I prefer to tell happy stories

Thanks for your comment
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rphb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Yes, but "fantasy" is not the same as "fairytale".

"And they lived happily ever after" fantasy never ends like this, because its not fantastic just plain lazy to end like that.

Maybe I'm just overthinking things, but I can't enjoy a plot even, or should I say especially one in a fantasy novel, if I can't find the logical explanation behind it.

If I were to define "fantasy" I would say that it is a genre that breaks the laws of physic, not the laws of logic.

The laws of physics can be bent, as they are relative, and you can always imagine contingencies where something else then the expected would occur. To levitate you just have to supply the body with an equal and opposite force to that of gravity.

For instence if you lover Yttrium barium copper oxide into a bath of liquid nitrogen you can get an ordinary magnet to levitate above it.
So levitation itself is not against the laws of physics. I'm sure there could be other ways to get things to levitate, you just need a powerful enoght force.

Anyway I tend to digress. Physic can be bent, but logic cannot. Logic is absolute, so not even fantasy is allowed to bend the laws of logic.

Point being, you can't get away with ignoring issues, and you certainly can't claim that there aren't none. And "realism" well personally I would define that as the absence of fantastic elements, not that the fantastic elements effects the rest of the universe in the only way they would logically be able to.

Anyway, if a being is powerful enough to affect the world in the way the djinn apparently were, then it could change the legal records and the families memories to accommodate for the changes, but why would he, when he is a djinn, and djinni like to make humans miserable?
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ehrm, the "happily ever after" it's used LOTS of times in fantasy, I tried to give some difficult by showing the addoption process, but I don't want to focus on it, because I wanted to show a cute story, indeed, I think you're overthinking it, putting the reality factor in every fetishist it's just complicate your life trying to put those stories in reality, it's just not going to happen, I may want to show a more realistic aspect of it sometime, but I don't necesarily have to

This comic, the Djinn one, breaks logic by the usage of magic, implying Micki's life is solved and she can enjoy it without any kind of trouble, you can't put logic in this one, it would be forced and therefore unnecesary.
Mirror's Cycle has things a bit more difficult, using the posibility of adopting Danielle and report Daniel as missing, it's something certainly hard to do, but not imposible, and still, I just added because I thought it would be cool, but it wasn't really necesary to make the story works.

I never claimed there weren't issues, I already said that lots of times while I was submitting Mirror's Cycle pages, I actually added some kind of "logic", but I don't really want to show the process, since it's posible, it IS posible, I just prefer to say Danielle lived happily ever after

Again, this comic doesn't need the reality factor, it's a fetishist comic which end with both the djinn and the person with magical powers and money, basically, all kind of logic from the real world can be broken here, the protagonist could decide to live her new life without contacting her family or just erasing herself, it's a simple story, lack of logic here isn't lazy, adding it would just be forced and destroy all the fun readers came from

The same can be applied to the single page comics and sequences I've drawn
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rphb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Well I admit that I overthink things, but "magic" isn't in opposition to logic, just in opposition to known physics.

And yes, the "happily ever after" ending have been used a lot of times "morten korch" was famours for using it. If you don't know it, he wrote a lot of books about an idolised rural society in the 1920's and 1930's that had some kind of problem caused by and external factor that was always solved in the end by the hardworking and virtues hero that everyone loved. There wasn't any fantasy or magical elements in it, it was just so idealised and clean that it seemed more unreal then the film Avatar.

He basically wrote fairytales, a mythical, golden and uncorrupted past that never truly were.

Anyway I understand your point, about making uncomplicated stories. I just hope you will do one next that is a little deeper, because I really like how you draw, and I think it was brilliant that you could make a 200 page comic without using a single word, or moving the frame even once.
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know, it's just that in this case it lets a door widely open to any posibility, basically the protagonist doesn't have to care for what happened to him/her

About future projects, I'd like to, actually I have planned a story that will touch the new identity problem a bit deeper, but I think it's far away from now
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rphb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I just don't completely understand why the protagonist doesn't have to care what happened to her. Even if she got relatively unscratched from the encounter with the djinn, djinni rarely have the best interest for their master in heart, so if I were her I would have been very worried.

If I ever found a djinn the first thing I would do were to ask him to go back into his bottle until I could figure out my wishes, and then get a lawyer to help me get an ironproff contract, (for we all know that lawyers originates from the lower plains were even the djinni wont go.
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know how would have handled this story myself, the person who commissioned it wanted things to be this way, I guess making the change a bit harder would have make more sense, but that being the case the story would have needed lots of extra pages
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