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We're Okay. by Nashimus We're Okay. by Nashimus
I meant to paint a really soft, sweet, happy picture of these two. But I seem to be incapable of drawing them all happy and smiley. My vision of them together is always tragic, even though I'd really love them to end up together. Difficult, difficult love. Here's a sad song to go along with it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz720C…

Made by me, Nashimus, with fine and thick watercolors
April and Donatello from TMNT 2012
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PaperandDust Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha, so much Apritello... Love it. :D
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Oh yes, lots! :nod:
Thank you~
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Channy-chan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
This song fits perfectly! I wish someone made a music video with it.
Your art is really beautiful and sad... such a difficult pairing. :(
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
That's a great idea! I could make one if I wasn't so preoccupied with so many other projects... ^^;

Thank you lots~
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Yukiko-Kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Even if tragic, it's still very adorable and sweet. <3 You can see how they're almost desperately clinging to each other, they don't want to part. (like they love each other so much it hurts) And here I am babbling about my own opinions, orz. But, anyways, reallly good. <3 
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thanks! It's actually really hard to draw hugging people (or something of the sort), I've tried it a few times before and failed hard. The characters often look detached, like they're not actually as close to each other as they should be while hugging. So I'm really happy that the hug looks "clingy" this time. :D
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Yukiko-Kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know how you feel, amg. Sometimes drawing characters inbteracting with each other in a more close way is so haaaard. But, yes, it looks great. <3 You're welcome~
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nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what your saying that it looks sad but to me itlit looks like relief.  They survived whatever battle they had together.  I hope they end up together too.  They're so cute! :iconinuhappyplz:
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Snowflakeswin Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
I mean like, Casey always gets her. Why does she even look at that nerd?! Expecially on this version. He is uuugly. =T Why can't we have a twist for once? It would be awkward at first but then they'd grow more used to each other and go out on night dates and stuff ^°^
And why can't she just get annoyed with casey completely and go for Donnie?!?! MRAWRG.
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
It looks like relief to me as well, that's what affected the naming of this picture. Originally it was going to be a happy hug, but then I changed April's expression into this sadder looking one.
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nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. :iconinuhappyplz:
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This is beautiful:heart:!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you. :)
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
You're welcome! =^_^=
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NightAngel285 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I love this!!! So beautiful!!!! :love:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks!
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NightAngel285 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! ^^
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
Awesome job with this:aww::)

And can I ask a question:?
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks!

And you can always ask, I'll decide whether to answer or not. ;)
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
welcome:aww::)

And just curious what do you mean by them being tragic? I mean your vision of April/Donnie:? Like a forbidden love, the kinda love that would be cute but they probably are better as friends?
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Personality-wise I think they match really well and I feel like the only reason why they aren't dating (yet) is because Donnie is a mutant turtle and April is a mostly human creature.
In some way it's a bit silly for me to think about them so seriously, TMNT being a kids show and all, but I think it's tragic that they're different species. Yeah, they're both mutants in a way but where they originate from is so different. Even if they don't care about it, many would be against it. And it really would be a long shot to try and take the relationship "to the next level", so to speak. Like every time I see these AprilX*insert-fave-turtle-here* kid drawings it actually makes me a bit sad because honestly, how is that supposed to happen? My imagination is too limited, I can't get past that their body parts don't match and I don't think the mutagen would make them match either. ^^;
Yeah, I could talk about this a lot longer now that you got me into it, going through all different options on how to make a relationship like that flourish anyway, but bottom line is: Even though I don't mind them being different species and think they would make a great couple, my "realistic brain" kicks in and tells me it would be too out there to actually work.

Thankfully it IS a kids show and deep stuff like that doesn't really matter in it, so it could very well happen in the show. I would be sooo curious to know how deeply the creators think about the whole relationship-thing.
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
Nah its not seriously, except maybe to Laird(sorry tumblr joke, lol. Too long to explain). Lol not many aren't against it, its more how its being portrayed. Well for me, I was a big shipper for them in the beginning and Donnie kinda creeped me out a little on his sorta stalking AprilBD; and then I don't like how they wrote Casey. Its like when they wrote Finn from Adventure Time, usually being a nice guy then turning him into a complete jerk next episode. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm a little tired of the April/Casey ship constantly and was welcoming a change. But not if they write Casey badly for the sake of it. But thats my view, no offense meant, cause I don't wanna stomp on your ship or offend you^^;. But sense you seem a nice person I think I can share my view.

But ahhhhh ... you do make a point their... hmm in regards to next level... that really is a wow^^;. A bit of a challenge to comprehend. I mean I've seen fans use their imagination to keep Leo/Karai and I saw a spoof talking about the turtles scientifically wise... makes your point even more valid. 

But yeah I get your point, some other fans of this ship, have gotten so excited that she's alien. So yeah realistic hasn't past a lot of fans. And true XD, thankfully it is just a kids' show. And it will be curious, I've heard rumors that there's a storyboard that they'll kiss next season or the one before. Not sure,I just hope they write it well. I mean I don't want a Korra love triangle with everyone acting nuts or everyone hating each other. And I don't want them to make Casey turn ass cause he rejected, cause I don't see that happening.
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Gosh, I feel bad for Casey, he really is an idiot in this adaption, isn't he? I haven't watched all the TMNT shows out there, but the ones I've seen I've always liked Casey a lot! So it really is a bummer that this time around he's not... very nice or even interesting (though his latest remark on how "dubbed anime sucks" made me giggle because that's exactly how I was at 16). And I know! Finn is such a nice guy most of the time and then suddenly he does something utterly unthinkable, it's shocking really. Let's hope that Casey's character goes through some growth, after all he hasn't really been around for a long time yet, they can still save him. :)

I don't feel stomped over, even though based on my answer above you might think I'm a hardcore shipper, I'm really not that serious about it. Hmm, or more like I don't take it personally. I like to discuss about these things but not fight about them.

That Korra thing was pretty horrible, I agree with you. I hope season 3 has less love drama and more action, the trailer for season 3 looks so epiiiic with all these new bending powers and all, ohmaigosh now I'm getting excited about it again! :la: It looked like people are able to learn to bend more than one element now, orsomethinglikethateeek!
Uhm, anyway, I don't think TMNT has ever been revolving as much around love triangles or relationships, so hopefully it doesn't go all Korra on us later on either, haha.
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
I know, I really feel bad for him. I mean I don't expect him to be perfect, but I don't expect him to be a total complete jerk/idiot either. I've loved Casey since the first movie XD (Elias Koteas just portrayed him perfect). And I know 8/, I mean again I don't expect Mr. Perfect but I don't think they're portraying him right though. (And yes, that "dubbed anime sucks" line was funny:lol:). And yes, I dunno what either shows are doing to Casey or Finn, bad writing, producers, but I think they need work on it sometimes. And lets hope so, cause I really do like Casey and I think he's a good addition to the show. I want more Raph/Casey moments XD, cause that bromance is always a must to have:lol:

Nahhhh I don't think so XD. I just didn't wanna take the chance cause unless you know a person personally, you don't wanna say the wrong thing:). And thats cool:), nice to find people to discuss stuff with^^.

And yessss XD so glad to find someone who sees my view on that. I'm so tired of the drama XD, I kinda wish Korra would try be more like Merida. Less focused on her love life and more on independence and kicking' butt. And that I am curious to see X33, can't wait to see all that. And that girl with the third eye XD.

Hopefully XD, I'll have to keep my fingers crossed:3!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Characters with some flaws but not with completely rotten personalities are what people usually like to see.

And true. Even if someone just wants to have a discussion about something but writes their opinions too fast or too bluntly, the other party might take offense. So I see why you were being cautious. :)

Maybe she'll rise above love relations in the third season, I'm really looking forward to seeing something like that since she's been scrambling with Mako thorough seasons 1 and 2. Well, I don't mind if she finds someone new to like but as long as it's not the main focus of the show, the new season has so much potential than just that.
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Spyruto99 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you. <3 :)
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silroccomet1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! 
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks~
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Neko-mirichan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it´s a really difficult love, but that´s the reason because I love it :heart:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Heh, that's probably what I like about it too.
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Neko-mirichan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and so many people do too :aww:
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SylvieNe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at them ahh they are so cute. :heart:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks. :)
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Caineil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so cool~!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you!
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Caineil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~ C:
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