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Two Halves Don't Make A Whole by Quarter-Virus Two Halves Don't Make A Whole by Quarter-Virus
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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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Over the course of their character development Louis and James's dynamic has gone through several revisions. James's hatred stems from his patriotism to England, law, and order, and Louis only amps up the foppishness if he knows it will irritate an enemy enough to give him an advantage.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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Tecna-assassin13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason....I feel sexual tensions rising here. Foe/Ho Yay shipping right here. France (Sneaky) [V2] France (Begging to England) [V3] APH: Onion France 
France's seal of approval 
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Please don't. I despise it when people "ship" characters who aren't intended to be together, I dislike using the term.
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Tecna-assassin13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh...my apologies. I won't then. Sorry.sad Sad Nod 
 But I totally wish that these guys could be my room mates or something. It'll be awesome. And sailing the seven seas together. Oh that would be awesome. 
Every night, I'll come home to their bickering and for fun I'd join in. 
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Tecna-assassin13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
these guys be great camping/hiking buddies for me. 
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:iconwhispersbettenoir:
WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Can I ask were you got the inspiration for the snake in your watermark?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It is one of my oldest "dragons" I created, called a Baroca: canadian-rainwater.deviantart.… canadian-rainwater.deviantart.… canadian-rainwater.deviantart.… which Richard Johnston, VA of James, made a maquette of several years ago as fanart: canadian-rainwater.deviantart.…
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Cool
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sawako1826 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sweet!
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Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
This is amazing! I love these two. Louis, I don't care if you're gay, I love you! And It's nice to know that James doesn't hate him because of who he is, just what he is...a pirate.
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StormHawksDarkAce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
what is this? i really like it but i do not know what it is
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great work, you draw beautifully!
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Shenorai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance you'll be able to talk Richard and Brendan into voicing this scene?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Brendan would like to, but both are busy at the moment.
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Eofte Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't believe I haven't commented to this!

This is a perfect way to explain their caonical relationship and I must say I LOVE the way it has developed from its early stages. It makes me very sad to think what a great rivaly/friendship team they would make, and yet see the painfully clear wall between them. Jame's attitude is very believable and somehow, even though I could never know the character as well as you know him, I think it suits him to judge people by their deeds, not by other, less important aspects. I think the story behind the dynamic of these two alone shows some excellent writing!

As for the artwork: it's beautiful! I love the colours, I love the details and I love the expressions. Especially the expressions! They are very natural and tell so much about the things that go through their heads. And I have to say that one of my favourite detail is in the last panel where Louis plays with that straw^^

I'm seriously never going to get bored with these guys ;3
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so very much! I'm glad you're enjoying HAT so much, it really encourages me to continue developing them and their antics further.
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:iconteaaddict007:
Teaaddict007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've been reading way to much manga. What direction do I read normal comics again...? :iconshameplz:
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There are page numbers on it for this reason, maybe.
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BillyTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I really love the character development you have put both of them through since their very first appearance, especially James, and how he's sensible enough to dislike Louis for the things he does, not for what he is. It shows the potential in them as characters and the potential for what could turn out as a truly fantastic story (whatever medium it would be through, although the idea of a whole movie or a tv-series sounds awesome, especially with the wonderful voice-actors on hand :) )
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much for all your kind comments. =) I really hope to continue these characters' stories in future. Though I am more comfortable with comic formats, it seems a shame to waste the voice acting talent. Maybe I'll just have to make animatic-styled videos for some scenes.
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theassassinnox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really rather lovely. <3
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Well, that's certainly reassuring and very open of him :D
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Dr-steinple Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
:<
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1feellikeamonster Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAiiiiiiiiiiiii i hated james (iam scottish ) but know hes awsome !!!! i cant help but love someone with such an open mind (sort off WHO DOSENT LOVE PIREASTS GOD DAMIT)
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BradNeko14 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Dem Louis legs :0
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xXnerd101Xx Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That last pose is absolutely gorgeous! :B I love how real your characters are, just wow, and I can't wait until it becomes a movie (or a published comic, whichever you prefer)
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Chroias Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
*snort* Next panel needs to show James saying "Being French doesn't help much either."
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AlmostThere16 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was so happy that you uploaded this and your sketches! I hadn't been on deviantart in a while so these were very nice surprises.
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I guess that's the best answer he can get. :/
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Mad-Hatter-LCarol Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Typo on page 4. "Whom" doesn't have an e.

Great comic as always! Such beautiful craftsmanship.
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RushiSketcher Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've totally fallen in love with both characters♥

Here you have a new fan!!
Your work with the animation, with the comic and with the character designs are AWESOME :iconbigheartplz:

/and uh, sorry for my bad english! *spanish haha*
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much. And your English is perfectly fine. =)
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Progressive75 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
But the feathers...the feathers! How can you hate someone with the taste to get a hat like that, James?

But seriously, these are far more than the two-laugh characters I feared they might be in the first couple of comics, and you draw them so beautifully, in a mix between cartoon and realism. Hats off to you, even Louis' extravagant piece!
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Kiwishard98 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But...what about James's nickname, "Commodore Homophobe"? [link]

Well...I guess that reference IS the first official HAT comic, though. Did you decide to discard this aspect of James's character?

P.S. Didn't Louis already ask James this question?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That version of James is the very first version. Both the moral of the story and all characters involved in it have changed since.
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SakuraDreamerz2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Awwww, poor guys!
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Jwin1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I don't know if you've read it yet, but you should read the Parasol Protectorate series. Louis really reminds me of Lord Ackledama. It's wonderful! Also, I adore your work :)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I've read a few of those books. I need to continue the series, I did love her sense of snark.
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:iconpondie:
pondie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I like how you had him explain.
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:iconsevel:
Sevel Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
and now i still wonder what he looks like without makeup..
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:iconveexanya9:
VeeXanya9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It's cool to see how much progress James has gone through since the days of 'Captain Homophobe'.
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VeeXanya9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry, 'Commodore' Homophobe. ^^'
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:iconitskindafunny:
ItsKindaFunny Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Awwe, lovers' quarrel~
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:iconleeannett:
leeannett Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Artist
the drama is incredible
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:iconryuuseirosuto:
RyuuseiRosuto Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so touching in a 'I'm still gonna hunt your ass down later' kind of way.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh definitely. Truces never last long with these two.
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lesatho Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah, I do love this. Makes a good point of the reasons James more or less has to dislike Louis, no matter how he might feel about him personally.
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GangnamPom Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
that, right there, is a beautiful moment. You should turn that into a postcard and sell it.
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TheWooze19 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Well, at least he doesn't like Louis for legit reasons.
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:iconandharian:
Andharian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I just wanna hug em'!
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
So if neither one had the job positions they were in. They could had been friends?
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