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Praedius in an awkward situation by albinoshadow Praedius in an awkward situation by albinoshadow
For those who have been following me since way back when... maybe you remember once upon a time when Praedius was still painted shadow. Maybe some of you even remember when he was blue before that. I was in high school when he was created, and through the years he became almost a reflection of myself and who I was at the time. Antisocial, kind of a recluse, no interest in any sort of romantic affection. I think within the age group I was at the time, he was a relatable character and that's why people seemed to like him so much. But years come and go and people change. Praedius has stayed the same for nearly a decade, but he and I are much different now.

I recently found a fella, despite relationships being something past-me (Praedius-me?) would have scoffed at. He lives fairly far from me, north and over the border, but we're both determined to make it work. He visited the 'States recently to go with me to Steamcon. The last morning of his trip, a few hours before he was leaving, it was already starting to fill my mind that I wouldn't be seeing him again for a long while.

I find it funny that in this very canon-to-their-personalities picture, I feel like I can relate to Ellexias more than Praedius, despite creating Ellexias as the opposite to Praedius and, thus, myself. The situation is exaggerated like crazy here... I wasn't that pushy and he wasn't that apprehensive, but I'm not drawing me and my fella, I'm drawing Praedius and Ellexias. If I was drawing the former, it would have needed a mature tag. ;)

I'm debating on where to go with these two. Praedius will never be a lovey-dovey type... but at the same time, I want him to grow up a little. What do you think?
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Candimente May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
pffaawww this is kyoot. I enjoyed the description too. :'D I think it'd be nice to see Praedius grow up a bit... as long as he's still, well, Praedius. :XD:
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albinoshadow May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Praedius will be Praedius, and any extremely non-Praedius things he does will probably be done in secret where nobody can see him and call him out on it.

But alas... I'm no longer with the fella mentioned in the description (guess it couldn't work after all) so for now I guess Praedius will get to remain extra Praediusy.
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Candimente May 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Aaw, that sucks about the relationship. :/

There is a lot of 'Praedius' in these comments. PRAEDIUS PRAEDIUS PRAEDIUS. :dummy:
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Wow, it's been forever, huh? -feels old-
I think it would be fun for him to grow up and mature a bit. I agree that he should have a bit more personality than just: "grumpy"
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Serji Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
praedius can definitely 'grow up' a little and modify his character. that happens, especially to characters we've had for SOOO long (oh god, was 2003 really that long ago? :cry:)
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albinoshadow Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right? It was just yesterday I was learning how to internet... where does the time go?
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:iconsweetmysticnight:
It has been very interesting seeing how your drawing style has developed over the years and it's nice to see Praedius again. Wish neo was still as much fun as it was back then but oh well. Congrats on the new boyfriend, I hope it works out for you ^_^
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