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Heart of Steel Pg5 by cailencrow Heart of Steel Pg5 by cailencrow
Ugh. Sorry for the later updates.
Stuff is a PAIN.

anyway, this entry would NOT be complete without the kindness and help given to my by:

Thank you all for the shading and for helping to save my butt.

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Prof and Annie (c) :iconblacklillian:
Jinam (c) :iconrocker-artist:
Mizuno (c) :iconcirihtt:
Lucia (c) :iconizuma:
Murphy (c) :iconcyrilthewizard:
Lillith (c) :iconendling:

Law of Talos (c) :iconsins-of-angels:
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neeniya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
i finally got around to reading your entry, and i have to ask....wil his hair be ok...=3=
(i mean like if you had won, would his hair have special powers because it's all glowy green and stuff...weird question, i know...)
cailencrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Actually, I've never worked up the nerve to ask Unknown Person if they would want to do a "What If?" entry versus me. My plans for Eric was that he wound up absorbing that power Lillith was using. He didn't know it at the time, and when he entered his mech in the finale, his mind would have plugged in to the Law of Talos itself, and he would have been enslaved. It would have been up to the other characters, Jinam and Mizuno, and the other side characters there in the finale, to wrench him out of there
neeniya Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
wait, did you tell u.p. your plan? or are you stating what he/she (idk his/her gender) did in his/her entry?
cailencrow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
No, I haven't had a chance to talk to Unknown in a while
neeniya Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
no, i mean at the time of this tournament, did you tell him/her? but i'm guessing no.
DeathofInk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Okay, now this is soooooo not what happens. Ginger and Annie do not forfit, THEY WIN!! (sorry for spoilers to those who may read this before reading BlackLillian's updates) they defeat Erich and go on to win the whole thing. Your stories up till now made sense and worked but now these few parts have made no sense and just do not fit.

and Climber was the one who stopped Lillian not Eric!
cailencrow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
First off

1) Law of Talos happened in 2008. Way to Grave Dig
2) This was a Tournament comic, which meant that my opponent for this round was BlackLillian. And the judges chose HER comic, which meant that THIS comic was null and void. That's how an Original Character Tournament works.
3) Law of Talos was admitted by the creator and the judges to be a biased and rigged tournament. Funny how you back up BlackLillian's entry, yet in your favorites is UNKNOWNPERSON's entry for the finale. That makes you either hypocritical or a troll, take your pick. And if you ARE trolling, you missed the "Everyone Troll Law of Talos" Train a LONG time ago. By two years.

~proffate already won.
You Fail.
TrueGrimReaper64 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooooooh I get it now. So basically you guys draw comics (or animate/film) where your character wins and leave it up to the judges to decide which entry is canon. THATS why so many competitors' comics are unfinished. I guess that's why Unknown Person had made his last in two parts, one to be judged and the other to finish the story. (I know I am digging up graves too, I wish I was around when it was going on in 2008! >.<)
cailencrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Yes. Unfortunately, many people who followed the OCTs and were...."rabid" fans never quite understood the concept of a tournament, where there was a winner and a loser. To this day, people can't comprehend that Zeurel never progressed beyond round 2 of an OCT called Escape From Nevara.
TrueGrimReaper64 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So its not just a competition between OCs, it's also a competition between artists. I wondered how that worked. I guess most people figure that the competitions had a linear story, and was basically one giant story collaberated by all the artists. (especially in Law of Talos, as most people watch Karl's side first, and it ends), even though that's far from the truth.
cailencrow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
No, it's not exactly a collaboration.
DeathofInk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
First off

1) I like Blacklillian's work and I am getting round to putting some of her work as a favourite.

2) I also love Unknown-person's work too which is why its there.

3) I also discovered Law of Talos last year so I did not know how everything worked.

4) And I have seen Trolling on Internet and I am soooooooo not one of them thank you very much

and last off, you could of been more polite about this. I mean, would it kill you to be calm about what I posted? I was simply confused about how this all worked and you just insulted me for no reason. Wow can you people be so short tempered.
cailencrow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Going to someone's art and saying "well you're sooooo wrong" is rude in itself. Present yourself in a rude manner to me, you get a rude response back. Next time do your homework
DeathofInk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You know what?

I have a lot better things to do then talk to people who are rude to me for no real reason.

I'm just going to ignore you and talk to some "civil" people around here.

Enjoy THAT homework! (seriously, who talks like that?)
BloodRutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
ima deviantwatch u jes 2 catch the rest a this :)
shae-luvs-xei163 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait! i only read this cuz i wanted to see how eric met mizuno! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!!!!
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconimpressedplz:MAGNET SHOES!
Octa8t8 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
OMG, hearts of steel is taken by a Transformers comic series. It doesnt matter. Nice job, I like the jagged edges.
khmage1918 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
In the second panel, Mizu's face looks like he's literally about to cry... O.o Or is it me?
Skdude Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Gotta love that preist.
KatVizik Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha Stupid priest, getting held hostage by Mizuno.

Amazing entry, once again. For some reason, you entries strike my interest more than the pretty, serious ones...

Then again, it might just being Eric's awesomesauce single eyebrow lol
perplexingPariah Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That was amazing Calien. D:
PumpedAaron Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Daaaw, what a sweet ending! Your opponent got to learn the secret of contentment and make a fulfilling marriage.

Its pretty cool how you were able to let past competitors tag along with you.

Heh, you say you were ridiculously late eh? Well I'm glad you were finally able to get your work into full gear, and comeback with the help of your friends. Good luck Cailen.
dystopianism Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Eerie glowing green goggles?

Well that certainly isn't science.
TheWisePeckmon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Writer
Nice,nice. Lots of potential. Heres wishing you the best of luck.
TorinKurai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Cailen, you continue to be the awesome.

Hope you win, man.
Dragonetgirl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student General Artist
:clap: !!!!!!!!!
aodmaster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I like the use of the colour green it definely adds to the comic.
KalviBerry Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
~ I REALLY hope you win. I would really like to see more of him ^_^ ~
sesshi-girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
That was really cool ^^
Nick-is-Safferion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Magnificent entry! It was a nice enjoyable read~
ClosetExtrovert Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
That poor, poor priest. X'D
Blackwood01 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Wow. Good work. You played your opponent's characters incredibly well. It's interesting, though. Both your and her entry have the entire battle in the church interrupting the wedding and involve (at some point) Eric getting possessed.
Countess-D Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
But that's their priest D'''8!!!

...okay they get away with it just cuz they make the cutest mob ever x3
kaitoiscool Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
it was a sexy ass to save *shot*
chetchaka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I do believe this wins for its wit and superior flow. That's just what I think, but I'll be damned if it's without base.
happy-music-pirate Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Nice work,
I feel sorry for the priest though. :D

ZaleTheAnimeLover Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
The art was great. The story was great. It was just epic. Hope you make to the finals. Also the Preist from this is now the best Preist ever. Good luck!
LinearMango Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Excellent as always. I love how you had Eric work together with Annie and the Professor, I really like that about his character. Feel bad for his hair though.....

I was getting worried when i didn't see your entry up last night but cheered when I saw it later on in the day!
Kirbopher15 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Nice use of color on these last couple pages, here's hopin' for ya :]
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay plot :D
Dreamwish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
God I hope you win. This was amazing, you got your opponents perfectly, the storyline was epic, the drawings were just fantastic, and of course everyone loves moar Team Pockets.

I really, really hope this wins. DX
VikingMera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
...You. must. win.
OokamiCat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Awsome!! 8D
Good luck!
ZackDaFallenSeraph Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Did... did he just absorb sum unknown type of energy which is now in his hair? Because thats awesome if he has 8|
nowicantlose Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Katay-chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn good entry my good man!

I love Jinam's first concerns when she wakes up, breathes a lot more character into her, and was just plain funny!

And just... man.. this was well worth the wait! Very funny, very sweet, enjoyable all round! I wish the best of luck to you in the judgings!

On another note, I finished reading your Cailen Comix, WHICH I LOVED!!! Do you plan on continuing it in the future?
cailencrow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
At some point, yes. It needs some time to grow on me once more
meoshira Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Uh-oh, CLIFFHANGEEEEER. And Eric's goggles brimming with green energy doesn't seem like a good sign..

Awesome entry! I'm glad you were able to pull through. :heart: Good luck, Cailen!
Kirokokori Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, that was a really awesome way to tie things together. Especially the whole thing with Eric and Lilith's skull-hat-thing. Anyway, I'm glad you got your entry done on time, I was starting to worry.

And I concur with laffatgravity, you'd better move on, seriously.
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