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Sweet Angels - Bubblegum x Marceline by Malabee Sweet Angels - Bubblegum x Marceline by Malabee
Yeaah :D my first AT fanart.
I remember when I noticed a while ago a lot of adventure time pics on the internet and on dA and doesn't know what it is...then I got pay TV and saw it on cartoon network, since then I fu**** LOVE IT :iconnosebleedplz:
I imagined Marceline and Bubblegum to going out/partying hard next weekend xD what will happen if Finn or the ice king will meet them in that dresses
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some music...www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRClXh…

Do not use my artwork stamp by diabolikal-lily

moar adventure time art :)

snuggle time by Malabeefifty shades of pink by Malabeebath time by MalabeeRemember who we are by Malabee
the sorcerer's apprentices by MalabeeAdventure Time Short Comic - Marceline and Simon by Malabee


If you like my art feel free to support me on facebook ---> www.facebook.com/maladjustedba…

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Sephtis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh mai :D
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iStealUrCandy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDDD O_O..... *just notices something I wish I never saw from Marceline.. covers eyes*
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just gorgeous, I love it! Cute and cheeky at the same time ♥
I love that this pairing is basically canon now, what with the Sky Witch episode - and the show's co-writer posted a pic of them to his Instagram before it's release, with the caption "SHIP SHIP SHIP SHIP! Tonight at 7:30". It's pretty much official! I adore them as a couple.
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Malabee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dear :heart:
I watched the sky witch episode and loved it :)
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pleasure! ♥ It sure is a great episode :la:
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Raydhen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww~ :iconblushplz:
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ZENO666 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Nice :party:
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Nekomimi-Chan00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
=,= i see marcy's nipples 
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah...you could see them >:)
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Nekomimi-Chan00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah . . Pervy belle chan can see theem but it's art
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Pyromanatee Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i loooooooooove the shoes:happybounce: 
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaaaay :D thx
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iwannakissallama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey, this is amazing. This person Rose 74 comment EXACTLY the same on one of my drawings, so i guess that doesn't really get this shipping thing. This is just ADORABLE.
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I understand... :)
and thanks :heart:
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Writer
Hey, I just have a question, if you don't mind. I was wondering why you did this pic. From all indications, there is no evidence or anyone saying specifically that they are lesbian lovers. I checked websites and everything and looked over summaries and synopsis of the episodes. I'm just curious as to why you and others do this, that's all. I'm not flaming or anything, just.....why? Thanks.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to pop in here and say that there is actually a fair bit of subtext (and pretty obvious, at that) in the actual cartoon that Marceline and Bubblegum have a history that's a little more than regular friendship - another Marceline and Bubblegum episode was released on July 29th, after you wrote this comment, which pretty much cemented it. To start with it's seen that they are resentful towards each other over something, but in later episodes they're seen to make up - in the episode 'What Was Missing', Marceline sings Bubblegum a song confessing that she doesn't feel like she's enough for Bubblegum and can't remember what she did wrong, but wants to make up with her (and gets embarrassed when she realises she's being sentimental). At the end of the episode, it's revealed that Bubblegum's most prized possession is Marceline's old rock shirt, and she wears it as pyjamas (something a lover, rather than just a friend, would probably do).

In the recent episode 'Sky Witch', Marceline wants Bubblegum to help her rescue her stuffed toy Hambo from the Sky Witch, who requires possessions that have a strong emotional attachment. Bubblegum gets it back by trading the shirt Marceline gave her, which apparently has incredibly strong 'sentimental freshness', far greater than Hambo did.

While the cartoon - also appealing to a younger audience - may not make their relationship completely explicit, it's clear to an older audience from these strong hints that there is something more than friendship between Marceline and Bubblegum. Also, co-writer on the show, Jesse Moynihan, posted a picture of them on his Instagram before the release of 'Sky Witch' with the caption: SHIP SHIP SHIP SHIP! Tonight at 7:30".

Anyway, just thought you'd be interested that there is actually a pretty firm basis upon which fans of the show ship those two as lovers, since there are so many indications - and the show's co-writer is definitely in on it himself. c:
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Writer
Yes, I do see the point you're trying to make. I have seen the new episode Sky Witch and read up on it. Most articles state that the writers intended it to be about the deep friendship they had, just as it was shown in Just Your Problem episode you're talking about. I honestly think it's more of a sisterly relationship and tells about the things they have been through in the past. Some people choose to see it as romantic, and you know what....that's their choice. I do remember reading about how one of the writers or producers actually posted a video on Youtube suggestion them being lesbians, but had to take it down because of how people took it so seriously (he later stated it was just a joke and regretted even posting it). I get that you and some other teen and young adult people will WANT to see something more to it than it is. It's mostly about the "fantasy" aspect of it and some people just took it out of proportion because of social networking sites and other making it "cool" to think that way, especially for teens and young adults. I get it. If they don't think they are lesbian lovers or don't think it's "cute", then they are "homophobic" and not accepted as "part of the group". I just don't understand the fascination with it...two cartoon characters that people think it's "cool" that they are homosexuals...or lesbians. Friendships can be deep, emotional, sentimental, but still don't usually have to have something sexual behind it. As for a "firm basis", that still remains to be seen. Even in Sky Witch Princess Bubblegum still called her friend. Even in the episode "Burning Low" when Princess Bubblegum tries to stop Finn and Flame Princess from kissing, at the very end when Jake tells her she's jealous, she very slightly blushes. So it's all in how you choose to see it I guess. Anyway, thank you for your opinion and that's, it's very much appreciated.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you show me those articles in which the episode-writers state it was merely about their deep friendship? I'm just curious.

I want to pick up on and disagree with a few things you've said there.
Firstly, that behind-the-scenes video that was created (in which a queer relationship was outright stated) was studio-funded, but not made by an actual writer or producer. One of the producers did comment on the incident saying that the video had somewhat "gone a little too far", but didn't exactly squash the whole idea at all. The person who made it was female, I haven't seen her quoted anywhere as saying it was a "regretted joke" (and I've read up quite a lot on it), unless you can prove me wrong there of course.

"I get that you and some other teen and young adult people will WANT to see something more to it than it is." That's a really big assumption, and quite accusatory? Also, not true at all of how I feel about it. I personally don't consciously look for potentially queer subtext, but the hints laid out in the storyline are so blatant (to myself and many others) that it definitely seems they are written as characters with more-than-friendly feelings for each other. I know a lot of teens and young adults are very keen to 'ship' characters (please don't lump me in with them as if you know me, I'm not one to do that), but in this case there is substantial canon writing that seriously alludes to it. If Marceline was male, and the same things were revealed - the tension, hints to their history, Bubblegum wearing his shirt to bed and deeply inhaling his remnant scent - you'd immediately assume there's something more there. Plenty of people have picked up on this, and certainly not just the demographic you're describing.

As for your comment about it being "cool to think that they are homosexuals" - that made me flinch. There are lots of heterosexual relationships alluded to in the cartoon (as in basically every other cartoon out there), but as soon as there are allusions to a queer relationship which the fanbase picks up on, it has to be imagined or invented as part of some fad? That's completely unfair. Of course friendships can have many levels, and there are lots of totally platonic deep friendships in the show - but to someone who closely follows the cartoon it should be clear that Marceline and Bubblegum are different. The writers have made a specific point of showing they have history and very tender moments, and that's no accident. Is it so hard to believe that a cartoon is actually trying to be - gasp - representative?!

On the note about Bubblegum blushing at the suggestion she might be jealous of Flame Princess, that doesn't prove anything - she could very easily be bisexual, it doesn't have to be a black-and-white case of straight/gay (since nor is real life).

I just wonder what you think is actually wrong with queer relationships being fairly represented in media like this, because you don't seem to like the idea. Why should there be controversy at all, if it's a fair interpretation? Fair enough, typical 'shipping' tends to invent relationships that aren't remotely canon, but the writers of Adventure Time themselves have said they're happy for the interpretation of Marceline and Bubblegum's relationship to be left completely open, what with all the dropped hints. So of course it's also fine to think of their relationship as sisterly, if that's how it feels to you, and as you duly noted it is also fine and justified for people to think it's a romantic one. But it's really not so much "fascination" or thinking it's "cool" that a cartoon couple might be queer - it's actually more joviality and excitement that cartoons might be starting to include non-straight relationships in a very fair and it's-not-a-big-deal-for-people-to-be-gay way. Throughout its time on-air Adventure Time has subtly dealt with a lot of equality issues, so it should not be remotely surprising that it'd also address homosexuality in its own way.

Apologies for the long reply, I wanted to make sure I made my points in full. Thanks also for your opinion, which is valid despite its potentially unfair assumptions (and my qualms with it). c:
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Writer
Most of the articles are on Mathematical Wiki...or whatever it's called that's  based entirely on Adventure Time found here:

adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/L…

Nowhere does it mention them being lovers and on articles on Bubblegum and Marceline, they say they are friends. From what I understand, someone did mention he didn't comment on it because it was just hullaballoo and took a neutral view on it..which can be found here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelin…

Yes, there are some hints, but there are also some hints that Princess Bubblegum still cares very deeply for Finn, especially when she was in her younger form in that one episode when she was made to be 13 years old. And if I did make any assumptions on you, that was unintentional and apologize.  Honestly, I never stated or believed that there is anything "wrong" with homosexuality. It happens, it's in the world, there's nothing we can do about it but treat EVERYONE with decency and respect. I just thought it was so curious how people...young and older, found it so "fascinating" how they can assume CARTOON characters can be gay based on just a few hints. While I think it's commendable that it's being more tolerated in societies and not thought of as "evil" anymore (I never thought it was), I think it's not up to the media to make homosexuality as something of a fad for young people. That's something for parents and families to discuss and come to terms with. Everyone has a right to live their lives the way they want..gay or straight, but don't make it out of something that only MIGHT or might NOT be there, especially in a cartoon or shows or even books. But at any rate, we all have our opinions, and I believe in being respectful of opinions. I have been watching some of the episodes and I actually like the show. I certainly don't believe the writers of the show want audiences to watch JUST to see if Bubblegum and Marceline are lesbians. It's so much MORE than that. :aww: It's just a bit concerning that's all most people are talking about or care about. So let's end it and leave it to our own interpretation and opinion and respect each other, alright? I hope the show is still on and is appealing to families and children in a way that all can watch comfortably. :thanks: 
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have things to say in response to what you said there - you shouldn't state that a discussion is over if the other person doesn't think so. It just seems like you want to have the final word on the matter.

Firstly, the 'Mathematical!' wiki is obviously going to water things down because audiences of all ages read it - and it's not written by the producers or writers, so what's in there is only a summary based on what's solid. They don't mention a more-than-friends relationship between Marceline and Bubblegum because it's not set in stone (yet?), and they don't want to fuel rumours before knowing for sure the intentions of the show's writers. That's just common sense. c:

Okay, it seems like you haven't actually watched much of the show before - so it's very fair for me to say you're nowhere near as acquainted with the characters, and how their relationships have been written, as someone who has been following it from start to finish (like myself). You can't get all your reliable information from Wiki summaries - I've read a lot of the 'Mathematical!' Wiki and it does leave a lot of stuff out, probably because the show itself is a lot more complex than can be put into neat pages and summaries. Bubblegum doesn't have romantic feelings for Finn - for one she's too old for him, which she makes clear many times throughout the show. They have feelings for each other when she's 13, yes - showing she could like him if the age difference wasn't there. But in reality it is - older Bubblegum just isn't interested, and Finn's coming to terms with that is quite a prominent storyline in itself. I've already explained why the Bubblegum-and-Marceline relationship is written differently, and that the "few hints" aren't at all vague to those who follow the show closely.

Okay, thanks for the vehement reassurance that you're okay with queer people being part of society and don't think they're evil. That's the least I'd expect from anyone. But as I already said, no, it's not just a "fascination" that makes people interested in their relationship, especially young adults like me. It's excitement and happiness that cartoons might be representing other natural sexualities, which is a huge step towards equality in the media.
Why can't cartoon characters be queer like humans are? Why do you seem to think that's ridiculous? I for one think it's important that children stop growing up thinking heterosexuality is the normal/'correct' state, because cartoons and their characters are actually very influential on their worldview while they're young and impressionable. People can be queer from a young age, and struggle with those feelings because it doesn't seem to be "normal". Introducing a few non-straight cartoon characters might help them realise they're not wrong or alone.
The suggestion of a queer relationship isn't vulgar or non-family-friendly! Your statement that you "hope the show is still on and is appealing to families and children in a way that all can watch comfortably" alludes to the thought homosexual subtext is uncomfortable? That to remain "comfortable" for families and children, it has to pertain to heterosexuality at all times? I really hope that's not what you honestly think - but if it is, I don't respect that at all. (N.B. Everybody has the right to an opinion, but that doesn't make it sacred and closed to criticism. People are perfectly entitled to dismiss others' opinions.)

You're literally saying that heterosexual relationships and homosexual ones should be handled differently in the media. Apparently it's totally fine to notice clear hints about straight relationships, but people shouldn't try to spot queer ones where there honestly might be because they're just trying to be "cool". And this: "It's not up to the media to make homosexuality as something of a fad for young people" - WHAT?! First off, that's not what it's trying to do by introducing queer characters - it's trying to be representative of the huge variety that exists in the human race. Do you seriously disagree with fair representation? Secondly, you can't make being gay a "fad". People don't choose to be gay, they can't be influenced to be gay. Seeing queer characters will help those who are gay feel more comfortable, and those who aren't gay accept them as equal people. It's a necessary and positive movement. So despite your assurance that you're okay with all sexualities, your opinion still reeks of intolerance and non-acceptance, and that's just really sad to see.

I too don't at all think "the writers of the show want audiences to watch JUST to see if Bubblegum and Marceline are lesbians". I'm pretty sure nobody does anyway, considering their story is in about 3 episodes out of 136? Yes, of course it's "so much MORE than that". I think I know that, since I've been watching it from the start and love it for a million reasons. You seem to think that the whole Bubblegum-and-Marceline idea is at the forefront of the show for people who support the idea of them being together, but it really isn't. It's a very minor plot point at the moment that's really only come into being quite recently, and it's really not "all most people are talking about or care about" - I think you've just been paying attention to it because it bugs you, that's all. Considering 'Sky Witch' aired quite recently, and queer representation is a huge issue right now, of course there is going to be a fair bit of attention surrounding it at the moment. But it's seriously not actual fans of the show watch it for - it's just a positive addition that's garnered some attention because it's a potentially positive move into equal representation for the queer community.

I hope you can understand my points in response to your opinions that I disagree with - I wanted to point out why they may not be fair, and add in understanding that you're missing as someone who hasn't actually watched much of the show. I know you probably want to respond with "well they're my opinions, you have yours, let's just forget it" - but you have to see why intolerance and unfairness comes through in what you said. This is the 21st century, and equal representation is something that shouldn't be remotely controversial.
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Writer
Cool. Anyway, thanks so much for your detailed opinion. It's nice to talk things out and share thoughts, opinions, and interpretations. Best of luck in your art and take care.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, it sure is. Thanks, you too!
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I (and lots of other people) want to see them like that ;) that's called fan shipping and there are thousands of other fictional characters that being shipped but never get a couple in the official series...so that for it is wonderful that there are artists out there who draw characters in situations other fans wished for. Imagination has no boundaries...and in my opinion lesbians are hot, so why not draw them ^^
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
I see. So it's about the "SQUUEE! Aren't they cool like that? Look at me, I'm drawing them that way, aren't I cool too?" kind of thing. I don't mean to offend you or anything, I was just curious. I just didn't get or understand why these characters are drawn that that, that's all. It's your right, of course, if you wish to see them and draw them in that situation, I was just asking. I don't know about "wonderful" that artists are drawing influential cartoon characters in homosexual situations, but it's interesting. Have to give the fans what they think they want, right? Anyway, best of luck with your art, okay? Keep it up.
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Pinmice Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just curious, why can't it be 'wonderful'?

What's the difference between drawing cartoon characters in heterosexual situations?  
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Writer
Sure enough, there's really no difference. If it's established, then it's fine by me. :thanks:
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool down okay,
I don't draw things to be cool or something, if you think so it doesn't matter to me, I just draw what I want to and I just like shipping characters I like, that's it. No big deal.
If you're that homophobic, stop looking at it ^^
good luck for you anyways
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
Again, my sincere and deepest apologies if I may have said or done anything to offend you. Like I said, I was only trying to find what the fascination was with this, especially dealing with those two characters, that is all. What I quoted was from what I summed up from reading descriptions from other artists that did pics similar to this. Again, I apologize. I was actually looking for something else when I came across your pic, I wasn't "looking" for it. I don't think I'm homophobic. If I was, I would have said I hated your pic and hated homosexual people and asked you to please stop. I haven't said any of those things nor was I even thinking about asking you to stop. Yes, I admit I prefer straight couples and support traditional love, but I do not condemn gays and I believe they deserve to be respected as everyone else if they have a good heart...like any other person. At any rate, again, good luck with your art and please take care.
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gnomesandunicorns Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes. just yes.
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talb0w Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
AHHHH I love this :D
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: thx :)
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talb0w Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
you're super welcome! :)
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DeadEye95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Cute! Awesome job! =)
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx ^^
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DeadEye95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You're welcome =)
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CharlyAachike Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
:love:
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piggylover38 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this pic. i love bubline
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thank you :3
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Shademan2013 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't stop looking at Marceline's breast O//-//O
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh youu :iconpervyfinnplz:
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Shademan2013 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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Kyo-comics Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
SHINNY BUTTS~
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, because it's latex :iconpervyfinnplz:
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deizunei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pfft They looks so cute and sassy ♥
I love your shading! ; v ;
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, thank you :heart:
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deizunei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~!
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Kidd360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx :D
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Ley-san Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont really ship Gays/lesbian but I really like this! good jawb!
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Malabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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