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?