Finally done <3
Warning: I won't blame you if you pull a TL;DR Long, introspective word block ahead.
So, Ten/Two day again...
Wow, I can't believe I still dig this pairing after... what? Over two straight years? At least?
Though, in honesty, they really aren't the canon Xig and Lux anymore. Even with the gratuitous amounts of this pairing that I dump here, I can say for sure it's barely a tenth of all the stuff Marr and I draw and RP with them.
There's a couple reasons, but the main reason is that it's become very personal. Though it was art that brought us together; Marr, the person who matters most to me in this world, would have never even joined our little rag-tag paintchat group those years ago if we weren't looking for someone to simply draw Luxord.
At the time, when I PM'd her and asked if she would draw with us- to say I was nervous would be an understatement. She was talented... way talented, and had a very intelligent and witty way about her works and her writing I found rather enchanting. At the time I hadn't exactly fallen head over heels for this random artist, but looking back it was no small wonder I eventually did.
Since then there's scarcely a day we go without speaking, without drawing, or without settling down for a little stress relieving LuxXig roleplay. I've settled into waking up at the crack of dawn to compensate for time zones, worked midnights making sandwiches to save up money and flown nearly halfway across the world just to be with her, and I don't regret a second of it.
She's amazing, she's amazing enough that I'd do it all again. All the wit and talent I had seen in her work before was only a hint to the caring, intelligent and beautiful individual who sat on the other end of the paintchat screen. Ironic that I praise it so, considering I'm counting down the days until we'll not have to share that damn java interface between us again.
And thanks to that silly old RP, and these two, corny, mis-matched little side-villains; I was lucky enough to have the chance to do so. I'll always credit paintchat as being the force that brought us together, but these two little bastards certainly played their part.
That's why I've become so attached, I think. Not to the characters their canon, but to the ever-changing mismatched numbskulls from different sides of the Atlantic. They're fun to draw, and in our own canons they've become that much more relevant to us and through art and writing it makes the temporary distance between a little less painful.
Of course, those tidbits we'll be keeping to ourselves. <3
Damn, I spent a long time writing that. I wanted to give an explanation to the vast amounts of xiglux, but I suppose it was a but more convoluted then I thought.