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Two Truths and a Lie by Acaciathorn Two Truths and a Lie by Acaciathorn
Yay primary colors

One of these three isn't who they seem...and you may be surprised by the secrets they're all hiding. :evillaugh: But for now...it's a mystery :iconleleleplz:


If you watch me, you'll probably recognize Captain (left), Rum (center), and Lackadaisy (right, AKA "Lack", "Lackluster", "Lackey", "Lackwit" etc), who are characters from a story I've had floating around in my head for awhile now.

So Captain is shockingly NOT wearing his gray jacket today :o Sorry, ladies, I'm afraid this is as much of a strip tease as you're ever going to get from him...love life of a monk, and all that :doh: Also, there IS a reason why he seems to have -fish scales?- on his body, but I can't really explain without giving away one of the story's secrets. ;P Captain is the head-honcho of the main antagonists of the story; he fights Rum on numerous occasions, and although he should technically be her greatest enemy, the fact that Captain is a good guy trying to be a bad guy (because he's convinced that basically selling his soul to this organization will help control its evil members) makes it a tad confusing to figure out whose side he's actually on. He's rigidly moral about his personal life and takes himself a bit too seriously. He's fond of convoluted plots and chessmaster-type strategies, and this puts him at odds with Lack, who he dislikes for being ignorant, selfish, and disorganized. He keeps his nascent interest in Rum bottled up inside because he's just that kind of twerp :XD:

Rum has a power similar to waterbending and is capable of great of destruction, but she is terminally ill with an autoimmune disease that sometimes afflicts people in the world of the story (this is the reason for the dark circles under her eyes). Rum struggles to ignore the fact that all her vast power means nothing in the face of a body that's falling apart with her inside it. Her pain makes her desperate, and she spends a lot of time searching for something to fight for. Fortunately for the plot, she's not actually gonna die, since :XD: she is granted a reprieve from her death sentence in the form of the girl on the right, Lackadaisy, who has healing powers. Lackadaisy can't cure her, but through daily healings, she will be able to keep Rum alive indefinitely. Speaking of...

Lack is a petty thief and con artist who's in it for the lulz and doesn't care about the consequences. She's fun-loving, clever, and mischievous, but also greedy and manipulative. Her healing power is utterly wasted on her; instead of using her ability to selflessly help others, she extorts money out of people in desperate need of medical help and then still complains about what a lame power it is. She admires and covets Rum's destructive power, and she heals Rum in exchange for loyalty and "bodyguard services". This leads to a sort of co-dependence between the girls, with each relying on the other, yet neither one totally trusting the other. Rum especially fears that Lack will leave her, thus condemning her to death, but there's some indication that Rum is one of the few people that Lack actually likes enough never to abandon. Then again, it's really hard to tell with her...

Boy, it sure would be nice to know who to trust! :giggle:

Other work of them: Uncertain Loyalties by Acaciathorn Your Life and Mine by Acaciathorn
Tools: Photoshop CS3 and Opencanvas
Time: Longer than the life cycle of some insects
NaNo why have you forsaken me? :'(
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inlovewithlove16 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Ahhh! I knew Captain would like Rum! Called it! :D haha, and I LOVE Captain's metallic silver eyes and scales! :D I really hope your story gets published because I reallyyyyyyy wanna read it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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Mr-King55 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Great characters and very well thought out plot/ character bios! An image of one of Rum and captain's fights would be amazing to see x x
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:matrixfight:
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely characters and back-stories .. very interesting indeed ^_^
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushplz:
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Msbubblely Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOL!
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wicked-turtle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, this sounds really intriguing! is there somewhere we can read the story? and if there isn't, do you think you'll publish it any time soon? I reallyyy want to read it!!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, you can't read it online anywhere, and I'm not sure when and if it'll be published...people go YEARS trying to get an agent sometimes ^^;
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wicked-turtle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's a shame. You know, from the character descriptions you've given us, your story sounds very original and intriguing, I don't think there's anything like it! I really hope you find a good agent, good luck! :)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks love!
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ZOMBIEgiraffes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your characters and their designs! And I'm loving what I've learned of the story so far! :iconiloveitplz:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Macy-Chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AWESOME! Captain sounds like my fav so far.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Mangaka-Otaku-II Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
NaNo? like NaNoWriMo? are you on the YWP? TELL ME YOUR USERNAME NOW!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not, sorry :(
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ShardSpyder Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. These look really cool. Loving all of their designs.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving this.. :iconloveloveplz:
Oh I'm so going to read this story if you ever publish it!!
:D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlachoirplz:
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lookingatthepieces Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the heavy circles under Rum's eyes, it really adds to the 'making her look terminally ill' effect.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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RnRuination Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome backstory!!! I love a good backstory to great characters!!!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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RnRuination Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't have a favorite btw they're all good!!! Captain's paradox background, Rum's illness background, and the fact that Lack is only in it for the lols cracks me up! Awesome work keep it up!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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RnRuination Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhurrplz:
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What's the font that you wrote their names in? And how do you get the wrinkles on their clothes so precise?
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The font is called "Treasure". The clothing wrinkles? I use a mix of a standard solid brush and the gradient tool.
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love their outfits, so creative! :heart:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I love it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
no probs :)
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rachelhmin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I'd love to read this story! :D
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Rhaylee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!! <3
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Bunnairry Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done, love it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushplz:
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Naara-Ataku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii love it its amaziiinnnnggggggg =DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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Jops556 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet chars. I like them. ^^
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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joselingering Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Their character designs are, simply put, hot.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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joselingering Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
:iconohmeplz:
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osakilina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you color, especially their hair!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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