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Elftaken 1 by humon Elftaken 1 by humon

First part of a three part comic. For the next part, go to my site humoncomics.com/elftaken-2

Wanted to try making a comic that visually focus on color. This thing nearly killed me.

In case you're now worried poor Baron Thomas will get in a lot of trouble for kissing a guy, worry not. It's meant to take place in Denmark somewhere around the Victorian era, and though homosexuality was illegal back then, no one actually cared. It was even high fashion among young men to have romantic friends whom they did everything with they would have done with a girlfriend (sex was strictly forbidden too, just like if it had been a girlfriend) so it was seen as a phase for teenagers. Hans Christian Andersen was bisexual and very open and public about his flings with men and women alike, yet other people never said he was disgusting and should be in jail, but rather that he was "silly and childish".

So the people at the party are shocked for two reasons: KISSING IN PUBLIC!!! and of course that they're both men, so they should really be too old for that.

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CrystalCritic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awkward moment when the mistress is a complete clone of the you with enough power, and does exactly what you would do.
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JigokuNekoArtist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Oh that is cruel! XD it's like someone asking one of those evil fairies for some water and then getting dumped in the ocean with sharks circling you.
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SonNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Parece San Martín de los Andes, el heroe Argentino xD
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tsumefan2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
what just happened i don't get it
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Gray02 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I must say this was hilarious! Lol :D
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sketchArtBrony Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Humon,I was just curious on where you heard about homosexuals in Victorian Denmark,from. I was just interested in what it was like for them,back then. I think it's very interesting that Homosexuals were kind of accepted back then in Europe(or Denmark) Do you have a source,or article where I could read about it? Could you send a link? Thanks!
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humon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I don't remember, but it was from something about Hans Christian Andersen.
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sketchArtBrony Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh,ok,it's to bad that you coudn't remember! Thanks anyways! :)
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UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your last comment on that: "so they should really be too old for that." xD So matter-of-fact!

I've heard from a friend how in some of the older-ish European cultures (but not too old!) that that's how such things were viewed at the time, as a child's thing to do. (actually, I only heard about England, but I'd be surprised if that didn't carry over into at least ONE other country, especially if that view was maintained during England's Imperialism period.)
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Jykell Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the Dorian Grey movie makes a bit more sense now.
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Dementorlove23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I love it!!!! :D
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LenardSalceda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Now I feel like le lady in the orange bun...
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lovelyjuliexo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
omg but how to eyes just appear on the the crowd people-xD
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Und3r9 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
thats what i laughed at as well
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hilda might think he's adventurous. :iconhurrplz:
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ShmoryGilmore Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting piece! I'll love to see how it goes on! *__*
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
:iconilavplz: Awesome comic :D
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   General Artist
ooh, very interesting, I'd love to know more about Victorian Denmark. :3
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warahi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Um...if it was illegal then people cared...moreso than they would now more than likely.
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humon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Pirating movies/games/music is illegal. You can go to prison for it. How many people care? How many people go to prison?
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warahi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
The people that get caught?
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humon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
So you don't care about pirating even though you know it's illegal? Now imagine that not even the police care because money isn't involved in the crime and no one is getting hurt.
The law against homosexuality was just and old forgotten law no one remembered and that's why it was still illegal, but only on paper. No one could be bothered with a victimless crime.
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warahi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
But the police do care. Maybe not the individuals, but the group. It's their job and they DO do it when possible for that type of stuff.

You see this is why the people that do get irritated with you. You just ignore EVERYTHING that could possibly be against this fetish just so you can have the characters do whatever you want. It'd be one thing if they were acting reasonably, but you just have perverted leches doing whatever you want them to do regardless of the situations you put them in. Honestly, you act more offensive than the people against this stuff, and I've come across a few people that are gays and are feminists and..well...any group type kinda that are actually a bit insulted by what you put up.

Now, I'm not saying this to be offensive or nothin', but...look, you clearly have potential, but you never improve or anything. You just stick to the same formula that is simply just selfish with your desires and paints a flat-out creepy and honestly in many cases criminal portrayal of these types of people. I'm saying this stuff in hopes that you might end up improving, as anyone that gives criticism should. I doubt you will and will probably just ignore this to continue how you are. And that's all well and fine. Your choice and all that. But...just givin' my thoughts.
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humon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I'm very curious to hear what you know about Victorian Denmark. You can get angry with me all you want, but look it up. Victorian Denmark was a different place from Victorian England.
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warahi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
First off, I didn't say I was angry. Secondly, you could get jailed for up to two years for it, not to mention the flat-out social embarrassment and ridicule one would be getting for it from numerous people, ESPECIALLY if they just out and performed an act like that in PUBLIC.
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humon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Yes, you could, but you didn't. Again I'll mention Hans Christian Andersen. He never got in trouble despite being very public about it and not because he was famous. Think of Oscar Wilde who went to prison for it in England despite being a celebrity. Sure Andersen never actually had sex with anyone, but people thought he did because he could hardly keep his hands to himself when going on dates with young men. And despite that the main reason why some people didn't like him was because of his neurotics and his tendency to over stay his welcome at people's homes.

I know you won't believe me, but really, try looking of people's view on homosexuality in Victorian Denmark and you can see for yourself.
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I think you set the mood quite nicely with your choice of colours, values, and highlights.  :clap: :heart:
...and I also enjoyed the writing and your explanation.
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Kahageru Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I thought this was kinda hot. Or I'm just jealous. Probably a bit of both. 
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MewNinja Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love the colors
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TheDarkPhoenixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL! XD Best scene yet. 
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Protodramon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Don't tease the poor boy!
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Cloudstreamer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Way too cute my love~
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Baron Thomas er så sød! :love:
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AuraVampyre Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh that's hilarious. The cuteness of your style makes it all the more amazing
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aRT2MS Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
you have gotten a LOT better since i started following you!!!
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J4B Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how all the crowd suddenly gets eyes.
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princesswanderer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
more?
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NdrN Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Very nice!
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Mariah-Bryant Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Fabulous! I love the story and I'm dying for the third one! <3
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ilovemew12 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this! It's so cute and I love reading the history behind it in your descriptions 83
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nenturo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Artist
very interesting story. especially when you add a bit of a trivia there. :) (Smile) 
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Schweetie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Very interesting. I love all things Victorian era, so double interesting for me. ^_^
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AkatsukiLovesevery1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Haha wow
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Koyukiy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha The poor boy! That's adorable xD
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gizmo2300 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaw :D
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Rythmear Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh... now I need to write fan fiction.

God Damnit.
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Now *that* is devious!
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AnathePirate Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
It's only now where I realize I saw these characters before. The style you used for this strip is pretty awesome and almost...Vector-ish.
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Kitten-Pie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad to actually see color and backgrounds in your comics!
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
O mai xD
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