Comic 1503 - MIS - Chiaki, the Daydreamer

27th May 2022, 9:57 AM in MIS Coming Soon
MIS - Chiaki, the Daydreamer
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Jocelyn 27th May 2022, 9:57 AM edit delete
In My Impossible Soulmate, the protagonist and narrator, Chiaki, is a daydreamer. It often acts as a coping mechanism, with her escaping into her thoughts to get out of (or at least postpone) an uncomfortable situation. Or if she doesn't understand what's happening, she rethinks the situation in terms that make more sense to her. Or sometimes, she just imagines scenarios to try and plan what she wants to do or say. All of it, used for both comedy and drama, and also, to varying success.

This is one of the few things I've really talked about regarding the story so far, but let me add a little to this today. Sometimes the scenarios that play out in her head, are for example, just simple "realistic" scenes like her having the courage to confess to the girl she likes while she struggles to get the words out in real life.

But sometimes, I'd also like to have her imagine herself as characters from games, anime, movies, or whatever else in some sort of loosely analogous reference. It won't be necessary to know the character to get the joke or understand what Chiaki's thinking (so don't sweat it if you don't know who the characters shown are at any given time), but I thought it might add a little something. Gives me the opportunity to regularly draw different interesting things (and hopefully combat repetition-based burnout), and it offers y'all a little flavor with more unique things to look at.

I also wanted to share this specifically today. While I'd like to ideally have the freedom to let her "mind cosplays" be open to practically any character I think fits, today happens to be the Dragon Quest series' 36th anniversary. Not every character reference in MIS would specifically be a DQ reference, but I wanted to celebrate that series too because it inspires me. XD

So, shown above are Chiaki as:
The Hero (DQ1)
Nera (DQ5)
The Heroine (DQ4)
Prince of Cannock (DQ2)

I should add that her daydreaming may still include other story characters besides herself (especially if she's thinking about her crush or her friends or someone she's butting heads with, etc.), but I haven't really introduced almost anyone yet. Maybe I should get on that soon. ;)

Anyway, this is all just a cute little random tease (both for practice, and as a fun little pseudo-fanart), but I hope you like it. And don't hesitate to share if you've got any thoughts, questions, or comments. ^_^
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ValeryGraciela 27th May 2022, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Chiaki looks so adorable as Nera ^_^
Tokuben 28th May 2022, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
This looks so good and adorable.
Say what software do you use to draw this? Just curious?
bgb16999 28th May 2022, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
This is the first new page of Rain (sort of) since I got my orchie!
ByrneHouse 28th May 2022, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
dude! let me guess! the J RPG thing!? nice !!!
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