There's so many missed opportunities in the Archie Sonic comics to have the various good guys interact with and get to know each other better. It'd be a great way to give them some character development. Since I like focusing on stuff canon ignores, expect to see a lot of that kind of thing in my fanfics. I'm especially hooked on the idea of Antoine and fellow canines Lupe and the Wolf Pack interacting, and he gets to hang out with them for a while in my first story. After said story, Antoine will often visit Lupe for advice or help with a problem if Stormblaze (my OFC, a unicorn) isn't available, and that's what's going on here.
I still hate doing backgrounds, but I thought the picture felt naked without one. It's supposed to be nighttime and they're beside a lake.
Usual warning in play here -- don't like it, don't comment.
My joking aside, thank you. I'm glad you like the idea.
You're welcome. :3
Thank you. ^^ Trying to incorporate animal-like behaviour in my furry characters is both something I enjoy and something I'm proud of.
And yeah; it does need some explaining. A still picture can't really convey that the person is running their hands over something.
Yeah, I wanted Antoine to have people he can look to for guidance and companionship around. I just really like the idea of him forming connections outside his group of Freedom Figters. I also feel like with Lupe being a mom (in the comics anyways), she'd be more then willing to help him stay on the right path.
Oh I can see Antoine having somebody outside of the Freedom Fighters to talk to for guidance and wisdom since the Freedom Fighters, as awesome and resourceful as they are, won't always have the answers and will need to seek help from others on what to do about a situation. That, and half of the crew are kids or at least young adults and there aren't a lot of adult adults to handle everything ><; So I think it's smart to have the crew look to others outside their circles for advice.
Lupe as a mom? I think that is SO cute. I dig.
I do like the background! I think it came out really nice, too.
It feels like even many other Antoine fans have no interest in seeing him grow as character and think he needs to stay static/underdeveloped. Character development wha?
I think you conveyed his nervousness really well! But he also acted like an actual person and dealt with it. It's not like Lupe is a super mean person who'd tear off his face. Now if she was really mean, I could see him not approaching her for one-on-one time. She's intimidating, but I don't know if that would really stop him from talking to her. Honestly, part of the problem is canon didn't let a lot of the background characters have interactions with people that didn't involve Sally and Sonic. It's hard to say exactly what he'd do if left alone with Lupe even in canon without development. We hardly got to see that happen. I like to imagine it being similar to how you write him even though canon writers would never LOL.
Thank you! And exactly. I'm sure that there are fans who really want for her to tear his face off, but an IC Lupe doesn't roll like that. I really can't see her ever becoming that mad at him for one. And I could see him having problems with approaching someone like Diablo, but that's not the case here. I agree that it all comes back to the comic's refusal to let side characters interact with each other. I swear the majority of the characters who showed up at Bunnie and Antoine's wedding neither of them has ever been shown speaking to before, lol. About the best thing you can do is take the characters' personalities into account, have some knowledge about how real people behave, and make an educated guess.
I agree. I can't see Lupe acting like that toward anyone minus an enemy or threat. She's too mature. And now that you mention it, I'm 99% sure that they never even spoke with most of the people at their wedding prior to the event (or at). They'd been in the same room before, but that's it. Man, I might have to do a character relationship chart just for the official characters for that reason.
Yep. Off the top of my head I've only ever seen Lupe get hostile towards bad guys or pple she perceives as threats.
A scene came to my mind...
Antoine (whispering): "Um, cherie? I do not who most of these people here are, do you?"
Bunnie: "Shh, honey. Some of 'em bought us some really nice gifts. Just pretend you know 'em."
Cream: 'Who are Antoine and Bunnie again?"
Mina: "I dunno. Some friends of Sonic and Sally's I think."
In all seriousness though, it's really disappointing. I think a chart like that would be a good idea, especially considering how different some of the characters are from their canon selves.
Exactly. She’s a pretty mellow person. It just seems a little too out of character for her to do that. It’d also make her kind of a crappy leader if she was just flying off the handle like that.
LOL! That’s kind of perfect. After reading part of the wedding comic, something like that could have happened. It was all characters they never really talked to. And even during the wedding, everyone was a lot more interested in their own stuff or talking to Sonic than the couple getting married. (Unless I missed a very important chunk. I didn’t read the whole thing.) Also I’m totally with Bunnie. If the gifts are nice, you fake your heart out to get that really nice dining set.
Maybe we should try figuring that out. I don’t know if I could do it all on my lonesome LOL. You also know a lot of the characters better than I do.
It is, isn't it? XD Yeah, it honestly seems like they don't have any friends beyond the other KFFs, which is messed up. Is Sally running a cult or something? OMG I am so sooo sick and tired of Sonic taking over everything. Even at Bunnie and Antoine's wedding where he's not only the best man (inexplicably enough), stuff has to revolve around him too. You shouldn't be reducing the bride and groom at background characters at their own wedding. I honestly don't feel bad for not reading that comic now. Good grief. LOL, Bunnie knows how to play the game.
Well, I think there's some characters you can tackle better then me. I admit that half of my knowledge is just me relying on memory and having to theorize about them.
Thanks! I figure I should make myself work mre on things I dislike, like backgrounds. XD Also, I wanted Lupe to have a lithe, athletic look to her. I'm sure all that running and stuff she does worked wonders for her legs, lol.
Your welcome! Heh-heh, yeah... Oh yes, definitely.