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Full title: How the sheep sleep in the absence of the shepherd. Damn the necessity for limited-character title fields!

Oh man. The bits with your love interest in the EC brought out a reaction in me that was neither elegant nor measured. Traynor sweetheart. /wailing

In days of old, shepherds were guards. They did not peacefully guide, (though she had done her fair share of guiding,) but protected. They were the survival of that which they cared for; they stood at the edge of life and death and watched, and waited, and killed ruthlessly anything that threatened their flock.
--- From On Shepherds, MostlyAnon.

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SilverTonguedElf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Yep, I just died.
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :D I hope you're ok!! Thanks for the comment.
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josezero12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
nice XD
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Vampireguardian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This is so beautiful and sad.
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish so badly that Shep and sam could life, as she said in their last Dialouge.
So sad... but in a way so romantic:)

great art
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Shepard and Sam had really worked hard enough for a happy ending! I wouldn't have been satisfied if it had all worked out perfectly though :) bittersweet endings are the best ones.
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...yeah. You are right in a way.
And it's an adult ending.... but one little thing in me. Want them happy. in a house.... you know:)

I'm a Softy:D But i would like that:)
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kungucow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
it was bitter sweet for me the moment Anderson died i was expecting Shepard to die no one else was i the only one that was super upset about his death?
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Andersons dead was one of the saddest Momentns in the Game. Plus this song.... and his last words.
Was awesome
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THEWULFMAN Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually, I refrain from favoriting mature pieces. I'll make an except for this exceptional piece.

I'm not a fan of the Traynor/FemShep romance. On one hand, bravo Bioware for finally including an actual lesbian in the series. Samantha is the first and only, Kelly is bisexual, and all asari are pansexual. I'm very big on LGBT rights and equality, especially in video games (because that is the profession I'm going into) and movies/television.

On the other hand, I think Bioware did a poor job with the romance. It was very quick, and felt all physical. I didn't see the emotions. I haven't played the EC ending with Samantha as my love interest, yet. I do know the scene before the attack on the Cerberus base was okay, just felt awkward.

With a romance with Liara, you get a sense of love between her and Shepard. With Samantha, I just don't see it. I'm willing to give her another shot witth the EC ending, but yeah.

You painted this well, no doubting that. :+fav: I just lack an emotional connection that I'd feel if Liara was in Samantha's place.
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like my painting! In my eyes, a lot of the fleshing out of the relationship with Samantha comes from the ambient conversations she and Shepard have if you activate her after every mission. They do have a highly sexual relationship but I don't see anything wrong with that. It doesn't mean they have no connection. They plan their future together, Sam tells Shepard she loves her, they share their respective insecurites and fears and make jokes with each other when they're happy. If that's not a relationship I don't know what is. :)

(I love the pairing, as you can probably tell. But I'm sure I'm not unbiased, given that Samantha is, in every respect, the kind of woman I find most attractive myself :giggle:)
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THEWULFMAN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)

Hmm. Well to be honest, I haven't romanced her myself, I've talked to her some sure. I've only seen vids. So maybe I should do a dedicated romancing of Samantha and reevaluate my opinion.

It just doesn't feel quite right to me as it is. I felt it could have been done better.
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Leeboi2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
This is awesome! :O What happens in the Traynor ending by the way? I've never seen it.
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think the Extended Cut content is more or less the same whoever your LI is, but it has some really fantastic additions.
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Carter-Kaine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awww poor sammy! T^T
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knoowww :saddummy:
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Kraidy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Oh my....
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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MisticGohan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks very much for the watch, I appreciate it :glomp:
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MisticGohan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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Stealthero Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that Traynor is such a sweet girl. Had she been straight (or bi), I would've romanced too with one of my Sheploos due to the crappy Jack romance in ME3 :XD:
Beautiful work :+fav:
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :) Yeah, it's a really sexy and adorable romance storyline too. ALMOST makes up for FemShep not being able to romance Jack. Almost, but not quite. ;)
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Stealthero Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :D
A Jack, Femshep romance would've been something very interesting in ME2, but it would've been another major disappointment at ME3, for sure. So I don't know what's worst :XD:
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AlanaKai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeah that's true. It's a difficult choice...
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