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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
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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
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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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