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WARNING: OLD ART!! The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Older comic I finally got around to coloring, a follow-up to this one:

Great Shot by Canadian-Rainwater

This of course takes place in the fictional land where Louis and James get past their differences enough to ally against the Spanish. The land that does not currently exist. Lazy backgrounds are lazy.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Really love his snarly face in the fifth panel~ So rare to see him like that but when the circumstances call for it, it really makes an impact! Love it!
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StormHawksDarkAce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol so gay .......nvm XD
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww
But you know, I think, deep down, that James really does care, and that he would fell sad or worried if Louis got killed
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not particularly, nor would Louis care to go near James if the Englishman had caught a terminal illness of the time.
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh...:( 
I just thought, because of the comics involving James getting married and Louis crying his eyes out... but I guess that doesn't work the other way around, does it?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
As stated in that comic, that was a silly one-off based on a joke with a friend, not something that would actually happen.
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah... ok then. My mistake:)
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah... ok then. My mistake:)
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Mary-Oldacre Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that, "frienemies against the Spanish."

I really love Louis more and more.
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh rofl... that was too good They'd probably be like this in the mid 1600s too (England and France were Allies aginst the spanish and dutch) speaking of which... louis would probably be in his element in a justaucorps from the 1660s, oh god... i wonder what James Hunter would have to say, cause of the HEAVY French Influences in England at the time.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
According to my research it was actually England + Holland versus France + Spain during Queen Anne's War, and I suspect this is largely because France (esp. King Louis XIV) was unhappy with England being a Protestant country, what with King Charles II refusing to convert back to Christianity despite Louis giving him support in getting the crown back. England was very much anti-French at the time, with Captains telling their crews to "hate the French like you hate the Devil himself".
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course you are right... But i am refering to the Anglo-Dutch wars, and a war against Spain I forget the name of that the french and english buccaneers were active with letters of marque in. Louis XIV actually didn't become an enemy of England until William III took the throne, (William was origonally Dutch but married into the Stuart Family, and Louis XIV wanted to conquer the netherlands.) The War of the spanish succession came later. the basic breakdown i've found is that Yes Louis did support charles in the Restoration, and England and France became allies, England was heavily influenced by France, because the Royale Court had been in exhile in France. Charles II reigned until about 1685 when his brother james took the throne. but he was overthrown. Louis XIV meanwhile continued to support the jobobites, The Stuart Line and 'The Pretender'. William and Mary were crowned jiontly by parliament in 1689. The war of the spanish succession wasn't until 1702. This was sort of a culture shock idea.... not so much for louis, but quite a bit for james.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'll have to do more historical digging once I start to zero in on the final timeline, then. As best as I have it now is that James is in the Caribbean and already fighting in the name of England during the Queen Anne's War, which is where he climbs the ranks for the most part. By the time the wars are over Louis takes to the sea, his ship is commandeered by pirates, and he winds up press-ganged into their crew. He's not a captain until a while later, but the basic timeline for the majority of their escapades takes place after the Treaty of Utrecht was signed.
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well the prime epoch of the golden age of pirates was like right after Queen anne's War... men like Calico Jack, Black Beard, Oliver la Bouche, and Black Sam were out of work navy sailors and Privateers, they continued in the only trade they had, plundering at sea, sailing out Of New Providence until woodes Rogers arrived and shut them down. then some went east to madagascar or Africa, looting Indiamen, and ships sailing the Trade Triangle. others stayind in the caribbean. If you need a reference, I can give advise and make recomendations for books to check out. a Big one for the pirates of this era, which was a fascanating book was called 'The Republic of Pirates' I believe it is by collin Woodard, and also has background info Queen anne's War, Politics at the time, social and economic problems and customs, besides different pirate's supposed backgrounds, etc.
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Mr-Prince-007 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
He kind of looks like a draged up Celine Dion in this one. :XD:
It's amazing though. :D
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Bridal style! Bridal style! Bridal style! Bridal style! Bridal style! Please I beg you, if there's a heaven above, bridal style it.
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PikkuKuolema Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*giggity* Anything for us to see him carry Louis <3
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HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
*5 minutes later*
Louis: *smirks* Heh, i knew those blood packets would come in handy.
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JulianGreystoke Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
All I could think was the commodore shouting, "damn your pointy boots, man!" when Louis trips. Ps. I love frenemies! It's my favorite way for characters to be! :D
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SNeptune21 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Writer
I would totally watch this if it became a legit cartoon. Like, you don't even know.
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SpacePirateRyoko Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
do we actually get a story???
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
true love right there.
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GriffenEye Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is Louis a girl?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No.
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Rain-tear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is too Funny and Cute xD

God, i wasnt expecting to become a such a fangirl at this stage of my life!


NO REGRETS! :la:
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kaoriandyoshi1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
for some reason the bottom left panel makes me think of lions. louis's snarl. hissssss!!! i can almost see his hair standing on end. makes me giggle.
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Murielle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Oh Louis, now we see the fault with heels like those. Your desire to be pretty will be your downfall!


Curse you o fictional land where my ship sails more freely!
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KeltanaOwisp Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
*evil giggles*
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MnesomnesTears Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Are you sure you want them to be enemies? They're so wonderful like this!
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SillySinz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"You're cute James, but you're not that cute."
I KNOW THAT LINE.lolol did you get that from the old Sinbad movie?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No, I didn't. And I highly doubt Sinbad was the first to use it, too.
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SillySinz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh ok ^ ^; sorry
I just thought it was kinda funny how I even remembered the line considering that I haven't seen the movie in a long time.sorry <:]
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sojupon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*inner yaoi fangirl*
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TheBlack-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Is Louis being... serious?

And your lazy backgrounds are more detailed then my regular backgrounds.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
He has his moments.
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lxblack Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
his blood is purple
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I LOVE Louis' shoes! You did an excellent job on this!
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Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I love these two. And I love you. and now i'm thinking high heels, while sexy and amazing on Louis, are probably not the best choice of footwear for a pirate--even a very deviant pirate who pulls them off quite well...

I'll go back to rejoicing now.
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pcanjjaxdcd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even wounded, he's still fucking fabulous :D
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY :squee:
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The-masked-ottsel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is he bleeding pink?
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He's just that fab apparently
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LiathBlack Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
*w* squeeee
ok noooow... KISS!!!
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Yetac Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Poor Louis, I really love these guys the more you play around with them with this character building. :heart:
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Peaniko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for giving Louis some pride! *Throws hands in the air* and sense of priority! I have seen too many stories where someone ends up being carried and they try to take advantage of the situation! It's like for goodness sakes people don't you have bigger things to worry about right now?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh Louis has as much pride as he has hair, and he'll never stoop to begging for help unless the circumstances are absolutely dire. In all seriousness, he wouldn't be captain of a crew of cutthroat thugs if he couldn't hold his own, would he? Thank you for realizing, not many do, because he's designed to look so silly.
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Peaniko Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Np! There is a difference between looking silly and being silly. He's still a pirate. Now he just needs shooting lessons ;) But in all seriousness I like that he has some dimesion. Like the problems with his dad and such. It gives him substance.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The guns from that era were notorious for being bad shots, though. No rifling in the barrels or somesuch like that, so the bullets tended to go everywhere.
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Peaniko Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm very true, so I guess despite the inaccuracy of the guns it makes the comics more accurate.
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LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
XD So cute! I love they way these too banter back and forth.
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