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Xigbar's Holiday Hat Fetish by 8-13 Xigbar's Holiday Hat Fetish by 8-13
:iconu-e: :bulletpurple: Notes from ~U-E =

I wanted to caption the frell out of this thing (especially since we haven't stuck up a comic in a million years so it's rather commemorative) but I gotta pop out and put in an appearance for family stuff right now.

So quickly...this comic is actually a brief summery of some highlights of the year. Yes indeed does it contain obscure references, but I made it secretly as a present for Saeru. ^_- The rest of you can enjoy the silly hats.

(Sorry about the little text....you may have to download the full view to read it all.)




EDIT : The needlessly verbose footnotes =


Panel 1 = Here's a nostalgic glimpse into one of the more horrific of Braig's pet-names for Dilan (in reference to the DQ confection.)
Also, I don't know why Xaldin is even bothering studying up on ME. Everyone know that Xemnas claims all the super lush heart-gathering missions for himself. (He got Coruscant , too, you know.)
The little Shadow there is no heart in particular, although I wonder how he whistles without a mouth...?

Panel 2 = It took me *days* to draw that scribbly nonsense there. I cannot make legible super-deformed chibi things to save my life. I almost gave up and just drew that part "un-deformed" too.

Panel 3 = So...Xig gave Xal a beret. A blueberry beret...to match his earring. The accompanying "personal fiesta" is just there for punctuation and implied sound effect. It's not a halo = it's a Tales tie-in, but mostly a Canadian thing. ^_- And of course, then Xig makes the mocking musical reference (coupled with innuendo) to Xal's actual next mission.
Xaldin, for his part, can be translated as "I can't wait til I can hate you again." His grammar is admittedly a bit off, but he's only been French for a few seconds, so do excuse him.

Panel 4 = Zexion and Vexen were gifted with Heartless Hats from us! They aren't too pleased about it though because they just aren't fun enough. XD Well... mostly their hairstyles just do not accommodate such manner of headgear. Vexen can't even sort out how to properly get it on.

Panel X = Oh yeah, and since I figured Xigbar would probably gift all of the inner posse (out of habit, if nothing else) Lex and Xem were supposed to be also included, but with what I had in mind, the whole tone of the comic would have been altered there, and we like keeping our dA as PG as possible here. (Maybe you'll get the "lost scene" someday.) ^_^;




:bulletgreen: Media = Tombow markers, Copic markers, Micron pens - text assembly via PhotoShop CS2.

:bulletred: Xigbar, Xaldin, Zexion and Vexen (c) Square-enix
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:iconhadesclaws:
Hadesclaws Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww vexxy XD
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axellover0 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
lol!!!!!>< zexion looks cute kinda >.> <.< he really does
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:icondenomica-mystique:
Denomica-Mystique Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'd rather have the heartless hat.
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:icontouchmylexicon66:
TouchMyLexicon66 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
poor zexion and vexen XD
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:iconallysen:
Allysen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I like it!
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animalover222 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
lol i love xigbar i so want a heartless hat now XD
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GabrielaPM Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I love the third panel! It looks so awesome!

And I love that shadow-hat-thing. xD
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:iconsilgan:
Silgan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
LOL!
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:icongraceful-assassin11:
Graceful-Assassin11 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Wow, your art style is amazing!
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:iconjaceyrae:
JaceyRae Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009   Writer
You know, my personal theory is that Dilan was FROM Middle Earth...

It was the ears...
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
They never really explain the ears, do they...

-Saeru
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Goldenwings100 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
cool
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Thanks!
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:icongoldenwings100:
Goldenwings100 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Your Welcome!
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Maid-Kyli Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the coloring in this is really beautiful. I loooove to the use of uber lots of colors together instead of just black, it looks great!
And Xaldin is alarmingly attractive, no joke. I've never been attracted to him before .___.;;
<3 <3 <3
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8-13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
People always think I'm crazy that I love Xaldin so much...but this is the Xaldin in my head, so that kinda explains it. ^_-

& Thanks for appreciating the not-black's (The sad thing is that when I -want- to do a nice greyscale or a high contrast b&w...I end up throwing tons of colors in anyway....)

~U-E
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Persephone1980 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Aww, they look so cute in their heartless hats! *wants one*
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:iconrefulgentness:
Refulgentness Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Smexion looks quite irritated...
I bet you he loves it on the inside.
God he's still hott in that hat. lol
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
We don't explore Zex too often...although I'd like to see more of him in the future.
One has to kinda...make fun of him with care. ^_-

~U-E
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Refulgentness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
True. You never know what could happen if you venture too far.
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XxCueTheSunxX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
I love love love Xaldin
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
So do I. :heart: (If it isn't obvious...?) ^_^;

~U-E
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:iconwackko200:
wackko200 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! That was so kawaii!:) Who love hats?

-Latisha
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Besides me? Apparently Xigbar. XD

~U-E
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:iconwackko200:
wackko200 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee...I liked those Heartless hats that Zexion and Vexen wore.;)
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I love it
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:iconapples-m-jaffa:
Apples-M-Jaffa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
XD Nice hats. :D
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:iconrintarin:
RinTarin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. This is priceless~
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Mostly because if anyone ever tried to appraise it...they'd be so baffled. XD

~U-E
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:iconrikaartistic:
RikaArtistic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I still love those hats. If I buy one, I know I'll be the eny of every KH fan at my highschool on Crazy Hat Day. |D

As always, your coloring is amazing! That last panel made me crack up. xD
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8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Your school has an official day to wear crazy hats...? XD

And...Zex and Vexen can't appreciate the hats much since their hairstyles cannot compensate. ^_^;


~U-E
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RikaArtistic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Yes. xD They call it Spirit Week, and there's days like Pajama Day, Crazy Hair Day, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

xD Probably.
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Elemental-Sight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
This is the best Christmas Comic EVER. *loves*
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
The Personal Fiesta was for you.
(since...it's not very French...)
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Elemental-Sight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Thank you! *loves*
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Haha...poor Vexen.

*chuckle* I swear, me and my little sister :devHetmSenar: act just like Xigbar and Xaldin that way.
Me: Here! Have it and wear it too. *grin*
Her: ....ookay......
We're planning to cosplay those two. Already have the hair, good looks and attitudes for it. She just doesn't know where she'll get that kind of facial hair...
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8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Dude, Saeru finally finally promised to cosplay Xaldin for me at Ohayo. :heart: So, we gotta figure out the sideburn thing, too. ^_^; We'll share our research with ya.
(...We should totally stick up a tutorial.)



~U-E
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:iconerilisvampyre:
ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Cool! :heart: Hey, let me know when you do.
*nod* A tutorial would definitely be good and helpful.
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Kiyokushitaka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Your colours are simply amazing. I just can never get over how beautiful your art is with the pastel palette. I've been meaning to comment for so damn long, but this is just perfect xD;

I hope to actually say hi this coming Ohayocon, by the way ^_^; I saw you guys there in '08 and didn't say anything, and then I bought a shirt from you at FanX and forgot xD;
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8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Well thanks for leaving a comment now. ^_^ It's really just the only way I -can- color. Coloring digitally (or even using Copics the way you're -supposed- to) completely baffles me, so I just pretend I'm painting instead.
...Well...that and the fact I refuse to use black if at all possible. (I personally love high contrast work that is mostly black-n-white, but I muck that up usually.)


Feel free to say hi to us if you see us at Ohayo. ^_- We aren't selling anything at that con, just cosplaying, hosting panels and holding up the flashes for Elemental's photos. So...we won't be sitting in one place, but we should be pretty visible.



~U-E
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:iconkiyokushitaka:
Kiyokushitaka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Aww, and here I thought you guys would have a table this year >_< I'll still try to find you, I hope xD;
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
We'll sell you stuff out the back of our van...? XD
I'll post a journal a little closer to the con with a schedule of when we'll be wearing what and where we'll be to make us as easy to find as possible.


~U-E
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:iconkiyokushitaka:
Kiyokushitaka Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Oh sweet~
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:iconburi288:
Buri288 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
badaawww I want a Neo Heartless hat XD
Vexen: DO NOT WANT >:U
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
It just doesn't fit on his giant head. If he was wearing it properly, his bangs would be rendering him rather blind.

We need to get him a nice scarf or something instead. ^_-


~U-E
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:iconburi288:
Buri288 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
XDD
Maybe some earmuffs?
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
So....the mental image of that so thoroughly delights me, I'm gonna totally draw that now. :heart:
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:iconburi288:
Buri288 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Sounds good
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWW! CUTE! :D :heart: :hug:
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:icon8-13:
8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I'm surprised other people are digging this. I thought the references would be just a little too out there to be funny. ^_^;


~U-E
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