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Ephemeral by aimo Ephemeral by aimo
Ephemeral: Transitory, transient, momentary, or short-lived

The Hobbit fan comic featuring Thorin Oakenshield.

Comic done in Manga Studio Ex
Cover done in Paint Tool Sai

EDIT: Previous version was missing a page; Uploaded the correct, complete page count.

EDIT (2013/2/2): Oooh, just realized this was chosen as a Daily Deviation! Thank you :D

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Given 2013-01-26
Ephemeral by *aimo is a tale of lost love--perhaps the worst kind of loss. ( Featured by JZLobo )
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AlrikN Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
Fluff I need fluff, some Fili-n-Kili fluff-n-stuff to cheer me back up. Where's my gay boyslove get me my fanfics.  IMing: Cry  
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NICKOLASTYLER Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that pain he feels their. In his heart, body, mind, being...and soul.
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AlrikN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
:/ Ja. :(
4 years ago I lost my Willow, she said her illness felt like it was roasting her from the inside.
I hated and hate that I was unable to do much of anything, stupid cancers. :( 
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NICKOLASTYLER Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
5 and a half years ago my love left me at school with a heart broken and a 18 carrot diamond ring. I was going to propose to her. 
I spent that time as well. A loner and well I don't like to admit this but. Well i almost walked in front of a train a few times.

Now she and I are together again for 3 weeks.

PS My moms mom had cancer. which she survived in the end and her thank you was sending my family in separate states. long story short MOM: Insane but iv got her in some great care for her. DAD: Stole little sister and in cali somewhere SISTER:She hardly talks to me. LITTLE SISTER: With dad, I tried finding them but... no luck at all. GRAND MOTHER Shes an EVIL WHORE. ME: Grandma got me homeless in the dead of winter were I almost died several times. Get my point friend. This was all 8 years ago.

And this is the short sweet cube version. 
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werewolveskickass Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
That hurt me right in the feelings
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KaydenM Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
When I first read this, I had little idea of who Thorin was (I wasn't much of a reader when the Hobbit became popular and was late to see the film.). Reading this again with newly acquired knowledge, I cried like a baby. 
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Onepiecelover Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Can we see what Thorin does when he sees the hair-stone thingys? Please!
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NanashisART Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it so much!
Best backstory!
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Squinterian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
No wonder this got a DD, it's frankly amazing. I wasn't sure at first about your choice to keep Thorin's lost love hooded, not allowing us to see their face, but the further I got in the comic the better it worked. In the end, the impact might not have been as big if we'd seen their face. As a reader, not being shown even a sliver of skin of this person, much less what they looked like, helps drive home the point that they're gone (because now we're never going to know). You have such great command over expressions, as well, and use them to a great effect. Thorin's various faces here are a marvel unto themselves.

The ending breaks my heart a little bit. Kili's ignorant optimism and Thorin's patience with him, with the thread of fatalism that hangs over them... I am all for Thorin feels, but this comic brought a whole new level of them. Lovely work, just lovely. This is an amazing little story.
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Dracophile Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I like how the figure is so ambiguous. It could be a man or a woman, which works for me both ways. Also him/her being an archer like Kili, rare for dwarves and I'm reminding poor Thorin of his lost one (assuming this is under the assumption that dwarves only fall in love once). And I always love your art.
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