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An end, once and for all - 5 (spoilers) by suthnmeh An end, once and for all - 5 (spoilers) by suthnmeh
Edit: Holy shitkabobs on a dinner table! I can't believe the support and love I've been recieving for this comic! I wasn't expecting it and it's had me on a big fluffy cloud for a couple of days now! Thank you all so much! :hug:
And to top it all, ~nicholasfunstuff went ahead and made a video of it with the music and sound effects!! Go watch it here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tJ1LY…


MORE EDIT: So this was done before the Extended Cut came out, so at least the issue with the flashbacks was resolved. Handsome Garrus is finally in my Shepard's thoughts *sob*



HEY HEY! LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING! Recommend having tissues around. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5JvbD…

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I have spent too much time on this... :iconimdeadplz:

This was a result of a need to get the Mass Effect ending from my system. Funny thing is it took so long to make, I was pretty much over it half-way through XD Even funnier is I just cried a little right now :iconcryforeverplz:

One of the jillion things that bothered me about this ending was that the characters most dear to me didn't even seem to be on Lara Shepard's mind. As explosions were going off, images of Joker, Anderson and... Liara? seem to flash before her eyes. I was kind of outraged. I absolutely love Joker and Anderson, but... Liara? She's great and all, but... No chance of Garrus's face to pop in her mind instead? They ARE in a relationship after all! HE VENTURED INTO THE IDEA OF HAVING KIDS, FOR F**K'S SAKE!

It's funny that everything else about that ending would pretty much make sense if we have in mind the popular Indoctrination Theory (which I'm all on board with), but this... this, haha, really bothered me :P Somehow it's like Liara's friendship is forced down my throat a lot of times. No ofense to Liara fans, she's actually a great character, just not one I'm specially fond of. And I really just wanted to see Tali, and Garrus... and Mordin... and Legion and Wrex... one last time... *tear flood* So all this just added to the feeling that the ending could've been rushed and put together as quickly as possible.

Hence this.

A huge thank you to :icondrawanon: for her enthusiasm and beta reading!

Resources:
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For Tali's pattern I used something I found on the Bioware forums. If anyone knows who made it, I'll add the link.
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Veliks Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm having a lot of feelings. T_T
Just wanna say this entire comic is great and emotional and oh my goodness.
It brings tears to my eyes.
Thank you so much for sharing this!
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suthnmeh Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank YOU so much for your comment, it always means a lot! *hands tissue*
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Keyshe54 Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is... very intense comic panels, all of them, all the pages, the color, texture and expression... I got to say... that's how you end a game series. There is a lot of finesse in how you presented this. Really digs into the human connection with all the interaction with each of the characters, and presents a real feeling of overcoming a horrible obstacle and a true victory, if not with out great cost and sacrifice, but with a touch of hope of all the love from everyone who got you there. Damn. T_T A lot of tears from this. This is going to be with me for the rest of my life.
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suthnmeh Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw gee :iconcryforeverplz: Means a lot that you say that, because the characters in Mass Effect meant a lot to me. I grew to love them all like they were real friends.
Thank you so much!
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It goes right through the feelings :tears:
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suthnmeh Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
And shreds them to pieces, does it not?
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zimpo Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
The first time I finished the game, I cried. A lot. And this mini comic of yours brought back those feelings. And I hardly ever cry. Great job, love this comic!
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