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06 July 2008 @ 04:13 pm
Gas and Lighter  
...When I told Schumie to watch out or I'll somehow end up drawing Apollo Justice doujin, I wasn't even lying. T___T

This was drawn for the "Sex, Thugs and Rock and Roll" contest over at kyodoroki.
It uh. It doesn't have any sex. But it has some thugs.
And it has drugs. And... it doesn't have any rock. Or roll.

BUT IT HAS THUGS.

And I just love fluff, so I guess that's exactly why the first time I ever write anything close to a fic, it's something like this.

Okay, I'll do this all proper-like.

Title: The Gas and the Lighter
Rating: PG-13, nothing graphic.
Warnings: AU, red splatches that is meant to resemble blood.
Summary: When Apollo finally entered the room, it was a mess.

Edit: OH I forgot to say that heart_mint helped me proofread the script. Thanks, heart_mint, I owe you cookies.

Edit2: heart_mint JUST SAID I SUCK AT DRAWING STUBBLE SO I DON'T OWE HER ANY COOKIES ANYMORE.

Edit3: ALSO, mistr3ssquickly wrote me a fic that's plays with the title of this story, so GO READ IT NOW. (it has smut)





























If it's confusing, I'm really sorry. It's not that confusing, right?

Schumie and I were sort-of planning something like this (comic narrative) so I guess this is sorta... practice? (There's my excuse, Schumie.)

ETA: PATA PATA PATA PON! PATA PATA PATA PON! PATA PATA PATA PON! PON PON PATA PON!
 
 
 
dessine-moi un mouton5cmprince on July 6th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
;AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA;
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
* 0 *
apicomplexa on July 6th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Not confusing at all. Oh my god, the drama :'((((. Jesus Christ, I love it so ♥.
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad it's not confusing! <3
Poison Ivy: Apollo [Earmuffs]incisively on July 6th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'M NOT EMBARRASSED TO SAY THAT I CRIED A LITTLE.

OKAY MAYBE A LOT.

This is beautiful though, I love it. ♥
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
THANK-YOUUU <3 <3 <3
Dr. Dinwiddie of UU: kekkaishi || ai wuv yewdried_frog_pill on July 7th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Not confusing at all, it's so fantastically brutal in its stark simplicity. I love how you can sort of tell who the boss and the victim are before it's explicitly said, too - the "Oh no don't tell me this is what's going on" kind of way XD

For some reason I am deeply in love with page #3. The smoke and the text and the close-up images ♥_♥
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks <3 <3 There are actually some things I want to fix with that page so maybe I'll do so when I work up the energy to. *__*
chrissiezuo on July 7th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
; o;

but I must say, this is really just fantastic!

the smoke is my favorite part
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank-youu!!
Lilsarahofcroydon on July 7th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Oooooh, wow!!!!!!! You got it done, and so quickly! And oh my god, not only Klavier's dead eyes, but Phoenix's too... brr, gives me shivers!
Wow. I love the lines, and the pacing, it's all so masterfully done. And it's not confusing, but open to interpretation, I guess... the first time I thought that maybe Apollo was really the mole (which opens doors to such a brilliant story of intrigue and deception ;3) and then I thought that maybe it wasn't him at all, and Klavier was just the unfortunate fallout... and man, Apollo's face in the last panel is so pained, just wonderfully sad. ;___;

One day I hope that you'll put up a step by step, or an opencanvas video file or something because I'm so curious to see how you work. :3
BRILLIANT.
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I hadn't done anything except for draw this (and play patapon) for the last 3 or 4 days, so I got it done! I guess it helped that the pics were so close-cropped and claustrophobic in nature. I wanted to draw a long-shot, really, but I'm like jf;eahivenw; MUST NOT =___=

I did this story the proper way (thumbnailing pages out first before drawing it) although I still can't say the panelling is particularly brilliant...
I AM IN MAO'S PHOTOBOOK, NO JOKE ♥♥♥hibimaosuki on July 7th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
sadfo;asidjofijasdoifjaosijfoaij AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

*incoherence*
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Thank-you!!
Nicole: MY FAVORITE PART WAS EVERYTHINGfullmetalgear18 on July 7th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
I'd hate you if for that fact I had entered the contest. You would've beat me hands-down. O:<

You do inspire me to try making comics sometime. Is there a specific program you use for the format and lines?
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Thanks <3 <3 <3
Hm... I used photoshop for everything. 8D The shape tool for the panels and the pencil tool for the lines. I work at 300-600 dpi so that when I size down for web resolution, it looks very smooth. :D
aghartha: excited osakashrines on July 7th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
wow that was gooood :O i really enjoyed it! great, GREAT storytelling style and style in general.
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
THANKS <3 <3
The Gremlin in the Toaster: You ROCK.lokiloo on July 7th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
OH GOD YOUR ART NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME WEEP, WHETHER IT BE IN JEALOUSY OR PURE SADNESS LIKE THIS.

;__________________________;

(also, polly's phone is a razor)
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, hahaha, actually I just googled "flip cell phone" and drew the first one I saw that doesn't look 10 years old.
Writier: ♥where my heart liesstrawberrykick on July 7th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
oh my god. That was really, really good.
The last few pages were amazing ;v;
;A;

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Thanks <3 <3
sense and sensibility and mister darcy and sharks: Apollo- wtffffffwriterinacloset on July 7th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
;________________; Oh noes. </3 ...Apollo has my phone. :D
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
I wish I had his phone... *has ancient cellphone*
The Quiet One - RAWR >:O: Klavier - My you're awfully cutehinata19 on July 7th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh wow, the panels and expressions are amazing. Just...so much gets expressed even in simple shots, like Apollo's fist and the panels leading up to Klavier. The pacing stays nice and suspenseful throughout.

Sorry if that's not making sense. XD; But anyway, this was awesome. :D
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank-you! <3
Iczer6iczer6 on July 7th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
Is it bad I now want a sequel where Apollo attempts to get back at crimelord!Phoenix?
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Hmmm... Y'know, the story was originally supposed to be really long (and infernal affairs/the departed style) with Klavier as the mole, Edgeworth as the police chief, no mole in the police, and Phoenix as the crimelord. Apollo is just in the gang. But then I realized that if I really did write an epic story I would never finish drawing it. Ever... So I simplified it to what I have here.
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Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Actually... I never cry either. Not even when I try to make myself cry. >__> I've only cried like once during a story and it was during Valkyrie Profile.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it though!
smilingbomb on July 7th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
This is the best thing I've seen created EVER.
Right now, omg, I am fangirling so bad.
I demand moar, moar, moar, of gangster Apollo.
And dead Klavy!
Gawsh, this is just so good!
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Moar dead klavier? D:
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on July 7th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
biz_notch on July 7th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Curse you and your wonderful contest entry!

Seriously it's so awesome and quite sad. I secretly love gangster Apollo so hard that it hurts and this is a really nice unique way to telling the story.

Oh and I saw that "PON PON PATA PON". You attacked us?
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank-you!!

I'M JUST ADDICTED TO PATAPON. TOO BAD I DON'T HAVE A PSP, EH?
*hands twitch in withdrawl*
Pazziepaz_the_yaoifan on July 7th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Oh my lord! This is... oh god I loved it. I said it once, and I'll say it again, I love your style.
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank-you! <3
your worst nightmare zomgzorx: Phoenix Wright: Ema - ♥chanelcoco on July 7th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
That was SO awesome ;_; the style just added so much impact to the storytelling as well arghrighsirffniha awesome ♥ ;_;
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank-you ;;;;;
Big Pimpin': Sokka Squeereppu on July 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
THIS WAS AWESOME! I don't really know what it was about, but I like your dark drawing style, and the expressions on your characters' faces. I really enjoyed this!
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
You don't? D: ;__; Do you want me to explain?
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Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Thanks <3
Nikiyourshadowlover on July 7th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
*swoons* You are too talented for your own good. I'm jealous... well I would be, if I wasn't so sad. DX In either case... <3!
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
T-Thank-you!
Line: [Cosplay][PW] Apollo & Klavier - Far Awadarkenedwings on July 7th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
This is so gorgeous, and I love it. ♥ Your art is very moving, always so expressive. Seeing Klavier there for the first time kind of shocked me, but it's drawn really well~
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Thank-you!! I guess I was trying to go for a little bit shocking, so I'm glad it worked!
「♥ 」⇒ [ シャーニ- ]: [ aj; dar/klav; don't look now ]shahni on July 7th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
I actually GASPED when I saw Klavier's coat. Oh god, my heart ached-- this is so so so beautiful. ;;
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
T-t-thank-you!! *L*
I'm a lot'a trees.keelain on July 7th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
OMG

YOU CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME, I SERIOUSLY LOVE YOU
Nuusteam_pilot on July 7th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank-youuu