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Clumsy? by purplekecleon Clumsy? by purplekecleon
“You, Gunpowder... why not speak your mind? It is clear something has it occupied. I have been summoned to this village to help, regardless of your affiliation.”

Gunpowder paused for a moment, gritting his teeth. “Fine, fine. That encounter wit’ Shroomy over there? Tha’s not the first time like that. I have problems wit’ everyone, it seems. ‘specially that PK.” The shameful pirate stared up at the sky, as if lost in thought. “But it’s not like I do it on purpose, y’know?”

Sorbet scoffed for the first time since arriving, possibly ever. “The rest of us are fooled. I have seen how you interact with the purple lizard. You seem quite intent on upsetting her.”

“Aye, PK’s a special exception. I like to rile ‘er up. But if she asks me t’ do summin’, I want to get it done. It’s just that I’m so damn unlucky. Or irresponsible, sometimes clumsy, or maybe lotsa other things too! It’s really frustratin’, ya know?”

Sorbet stepped in very close to the pirate, extending its stubby arms towards Gunpowder’s face. His natural reaction was to jump away and snarl; Gunpowder greatly disliked being touched, and it was surprising Sorbet didn’t know this. Perhaps it didn’t care. Sorbet, however, was not intimidated at all, and closed the gap between the two once more.

“Clumsy?” Sorbet asked. In one fell swoop, the dragon removed Gunpowder’s eye-patch, revealing that he had two fully functional eyes. No surprises there, especially since he had been known to switch it around. “This might have a great deal to do with it.”

Gunpowder curiously pointed to the patch. “This? What’s wrong with me patch? I’ve had it fer a while now, and I can see just fine wit’ it on, thanks.”

“Ah... yes. You in particular would need additional explanation.” Sorbet paused. “There is nothing inherently wrong with the eye-patch. What’s wrong is the fact that you wear it. You are hiding behind a mask, trying to be something you are not. Such behavior can lead to negative consequences.”

Gunpowder still wasn’t getting it. What was he trying to be? The head of the Rogues’ Guild? No, that was Devonshire’s job. A pirate? Well, he was certainly one of those - even sailed on the sea, once upon a time. He didn’t think he was ‘trying to be’ anything he wasn’t...

Sorbet interrupted Gunpowder’s chain of thought, as if it knew. “Unlike me, shark, your heart is not made of ice. The longer you act as if it were, the worse things will become for you.” The larger dragon began walking towards the fountain once more, ready to resume its post. “I have nothing more for you. Heed my advice. Or don’t. I don’t care either way.”

It was then that Gunpowder realized what was meant - he would always try very hard to help, but his desire to maintain a “burly, evil pirate” front interfered with this. For him, it seemed these things were mutually exclusive. He was even about to call it quits when an idea struck him - a very rare event indeed. He made haste for PK’s item stand.

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Fifth excerpt of the story in which Gunpowder gains an eyeball. By :iconlatiass:
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:iconladymaid-of-pokemon:
LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol sorbet! Sounds tasty. My favorite is a orange sorbet!
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LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if latiass really wrote this then why doesn't he have it in his deviations?
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GUNPOWDER IS AWESOME
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BreathFlux Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! o.o
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edwardismyBF Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This is beautiful!!!! o.o
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toxicVisage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those colors!! So awesome~ GUNPOWDER, SORBET KNOWS ALMOST ALL. JUST DO IT MANG xD
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Souruuriin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
omg this is soo surprising OAO and amazing >u<
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Hedgey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love the colours
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sudikihyanda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
he has two working eyes?
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ShadowDragonX-2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I never knew Gunpowder had two working eyes, Nevertheless amazing art work.
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Teavian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Digital Artist
It was fun watching you paint this! Very awesome story so far too. It's interesting learning more about Gunpowder.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
i didnt like so much how this was painted for no reason at all, i just dont like it :/

it still looks awesome so yeah :XD:
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm getting tired of these comments. It does not help me at all for you to say you don't like something about it for no reason. I do not need to hear that. If you have a real reason why something is bothering you, that is the only useful thing that you could say to me. Please keep that in mind in the future.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Im sorry, i just dont see an exact error, the way its painted just looks a bit weird to me, dont take it so seriously its not like im a pro on art like you. Besides it IS well done, i just dont see it so well done.

i could help if i knew how you paint it and why it ended that way. But sadly last time i had to go, im sorry.
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm assuming that English is not your first language and that we're having a communication error here. What I'd like is for you to not leave a comment at all if it isn't more concrete. It doesn't help me at all to go "it just looks weird" or "I just don't like it" - I'd prefer actual reasons why you feel that way, and if you can't give those, the comment is kind of useless to me!
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh well im sorry then, i suppose it was my mistake. Then next time ill leave a more concrete comment, and with details, if i can explain, just so you will feel happy.
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's not about being happy or not - it's about the comment being a useful piece of feedback or not. If people like pictures I draw, the most useful comments tell me why they like the picture. If people don't like it, the most useful comments tell me why they don't like the picture.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
You know what, ill see the picture again and ill tell you whats wrong.

Okay this is really hard to explain. So the only thing i see weird is
the brush(i supposed you used a brush to paint...) because it created
a weird rough looking texture on both characters in the picture. Also
that in some colors, the shading is wrong, or am i getting it wrong?

Now is that concrete enough for you? Also do i sound like a bad person?
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pink-winter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
1. This is digital art.
2. The texture was created intentionally, I'm pretty sure.
3. I don't think the shading would be "wrong", it just uses colour rather than adding a bunch of gray to the picture for shading.

I don't think she hates you or something, she just wants to know the reason why it looks bad so it looks better next time, and if you don't list out the reasons it looks weird, it only sounds negative and does not necessarily help her to improve. (...and I probably shouldn't have butted in.)
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, so the thing that you don't like about it is the textured effect, is what you are saying?

The shading is supposed to be kind of whimsical and storybook-like, so the colors I use are mostly ones to create a mood or emotion instead of a realistic effect. If that is not working for you, I understand.
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waterdfg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting....
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Apo-el Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Latiass has watched that Mythbusters episode, hasn't she?
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DominiqueDuong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Usually I'm not a fan of Pokemon, but this is a really lovely piece of artwork ^^ The colours, the technique... The bigger one reminds me of an ice sculpture.
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Wolf-Sophie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
*Hugs Kyurem* cold T^T Ice inside his soul QwQ
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alicexz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THESE COLORS
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CarrieBea Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep being amazing please. Seems to come easy to you anywayy. <3
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Kavross Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOAH, he's got two eyes after all!
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Gineua Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
awesome painting!!!
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eeveelution-lover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was then that Gunpowder realized what was meant - he would always try very hard to help, but his desire to maintain a “burly, evil pirate” front interfered with this. For him, it seemed these things were mutually exclusive. He was even about to call it quits when an idea struck him - a very rare event indeed. He made haste for PK’s item stand.</i
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A small critique: (Maybe this should be more directed towards ~latiass than you, but hey, the story is here.) Even though this isn't a visual medium, i.e., a comic still you don't need to outline every single thing for us. Your readers aren't stupid. It's a good idea to have them think a bit for themselves. It was really unnecessary for you to tell us what Sorbet meant. Actually, it was quite clear without the quoted statement above.
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Fusherin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Did you know you can actually go blind one eye if you cover it too long?

Let this be a lesson to anyone who wears a long fringe over one eye. ; >
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eeveelution-lover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But did you know that pirates wear eye-patches for a real purpose, other than looking scary (read: stupid). The covered eye is more accustomed to darkness, while the uncovered eye is comfortable with light. When a pirate would navigate by night or go into a dark area, he would switch the eye-patch over and reveal the eye accustomed to darkness. That way he wouldn't need the extra time for his eyes to adjust. Apparently this tactic works and the US military uses it today.
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Fusherin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Which would totally explain the bad eyesight in one eye thing?
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Gunpowder is not Demoman, he has both eyes it seems :XD:
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The-Walking-Dude Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and on that day, Gunpowders heart grew three times bigger
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SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>W<
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Devkyu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
"You see Gunpowder, with one eye covered, you negatively affect your depth perception! I suggest a mesh eyepatch instead."
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PokaX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Hmm, his clumsiness could be attributed to lack of depth perception due to only seeing out of one eye...
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:iconcocoron:
Cocoron Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww what's next what's next ;0;
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i thought sorbet was gonna reveal the true identity of "him"
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Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Halfway through, I got the random idea that Sorbert might point out that Gunny's a girl.:giggle:
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you think that too? :p
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Its been hinted at more then anything in Gunny's past.XD
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ikr :la:
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UnknownOO8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm seems he's changing after all... but let's wait for the next part! No no, I can't wait! :XD:
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JellyWeasel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
... I just noticed that in latiass's icon he isn't wearing his eye patch. Or at least it looks that way. Does he get rid of it for good?
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o-sprites Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
gunpowder learns the true meaning of christmas
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nofido Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
le nice :heart:
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SleeplessTotodile Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooooo, character development.
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PMDE-Miles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Gun powder, picking fights again?
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