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Tales of the Abyss: Degenki Maou Scans 
5th-Jan-2007 06:25 pm
+ Replica Put Those Clothes BACK ON! +
November's Degenki Maou set off my badtouch meter like nothing on earth. Still, it was excellent for the Thousand and One Expressions of Luke von Faber, and fascinating flashback/future artwork.

Warning: Extensive Spoilers.







I find it fascinating that Luke's having an Asch flashback here. *grin* He's thinking Obocchan - which is what Asch called him, in the Memories in the Rain (that's just what I call it) sequence.




I love it when Luke smiles.
Makes me want to start humming You Light Up My Life. >D






This is such an I CAN DO THIS! expression.



Aaaaand:

Sometimes Van and Luke make me feel like I'm reading a shoujo manga.



You know Luke wanted to run straight into Sensei's arms!



Y'know, I'm sorry, Van, but sometimes I feel it would have been better for all the world if they'd just locked you up and thrown away the key.





Cue dramatic Revelation/Prophecy/Flashback Sequence!







And in another world, Luke, you were... kind of evil. But also very hot.







Serious Spoiler Warnings From Here On


BUT SENSEI IT CAN'T BE!



Van: "Luke... there is something I have to tell you. I am your father."
Luke: *SHOCK* *HORROR* *TRAUMA*
Van: "And also, Asch is your mother."
Luke: ...

I've always thought of Van as Luke's father and Asch as his mother. Failing that, Van as Luke's father, and Guy as his mother.





A baby Asch... is a massive Abyss spoiler.



Baby Asch, and Baby Luke, get an extra big picture because they are special that way.
And seeing Asch like this makes me want to hold him close and keep him safe.
I think the sleepy-eyed child in Van's arms right before the present-day Luke artwork is baby!replica!Luke, whereas the child crying on the extreme right is abducted!Asch.





Oh, Luke, don't look at him like that.
It kind of makes me hurt a little bit inside when you see how much he trusts Van and you also know what's going to happen later.





Why, Natalia! You were listening!





Why, our favourite Doushi's in trouble again!

If I had a hundred gald for every time Anise yelled "Ion-sama is [choose one of an assorted set of trouble]" - I'd own Markt and also Kimlasca.



Sometimes I think Ion is the Abyss princess, really - what with always getting into trouble and needing to be rescued and also sacrificing himself for the sake of the world/a fellow party member.

Comments 
5th-Jan-2007 11:22 am (UTC)
FIRST COMMENT ♥
5th-Jan-2007 11:33 am (UTC)
You - I - you - what?! Any comment from you will always be special because you're you. *grin*

I was watching this video (Asch and Luke's fight in Eldrant)., watching Asch's "Well said, replica" line, and I involuntarily declared my love for That Cranky Person. THIS IS ALL PARTLY YOUR FAULT.
5th-Jan-2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, Luke is such a brat!! But a loveable brat at that since he loves his sensei so much~~ Yes Ion is the damsel in distress. Luke occassionally, but that's so fun compared to the usual (female) weak-frail-damsel-in-distress in the other series that usually start to grate my nerves after a while somewhat...ooohh! touchy baby lizard on my wall! he flies! Or attempt to whenever I move. so touchy.

Thanks for puting up the scans! I enjoyed so much of it XD If you need anything to be scanlated just drop me a note.
5th-Jan-2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
My heavens, so he is, but that's why we love him! *grin* Luke's a brat, but he can be really open and warm and enthusiastic with the people he loves and wants to please.

XD Luke makes a greatly amusing damsel in distress, because he's got a million amazing expressions when distressed. XD Speaking of which, Asch is a cranky damsel who puts himself in distress to save the world, and whom the rest of the party must FIGHT to SAVE, not only from the forces of EVIL, but also from his own sense of self-sacrifice and his DUTY to give his all to save the world.

XDDDD *laughing so hard* My Abyss timer is on 80 hours, and I've just got out of Rem Tower to chase after Asch in Daath/Dart/Daath (after defeating Dist) - haven't had my handholding scene yet, even! I do think I'll be the first person to take four months to complete this game. >D

*grin!* You're most welcome, and I'm so glad you liked this! ; ) Whenever I've got any of these I want to scan them to share the FUN.

*smiles* Thank you so much - *beams* - and I certainly will! Likewise, let me know if you want anything scanned! *grin*
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5th-Jan-2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
*GRIIIN* *hugs you tight* XDDDD Thank you so much! XD GLAD YOU LIKED ♥

I imagine Asch the original running around yelling, "STOP WALKING AROUND VIRTUALLY NAKED! Do you have ANY idea how disturbing it is to see YOURSELF like that?!"
5th-Jan-2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
(I wanna see more Guy's!ToT) ZOMG! More VanXLuke moment! They made the scene much more gayer in the manga!XD (and it makes me a happy VanXLuke fan). Thank you for the scans~!XD
5th-Jan-2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
HA ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ICONS OF YOURS. >D

I wnated to see more of... people who were not Van and Luke! >D But this was a really good installment for Van and Luke, so I can't complain. ; ) And anything with baby!Asch in it gets no complaints from me! XD

WHY YES INDEED I WAS ACTUALLY THINKING OF YOU WHEN I WAS SCANNING THIS ISSUE. BECAUSE IT WAS SO VAN/LUKE. XDDDD There are about four more Van and Luke pages than there would ordinarily have been because I looked at them and thought, "Well, personally I wouldn't much care if these pages were scorched to ashes by the light of the holy flame, but I do think pic_murasaki would really want to see them!" and so I scanned them in. XD

You're most welcome! *grin* I'm glad you liked this, and especially glad because I know you're a Van/Luke fan and I thought this would make you happy! XD
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5th-Jan-2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
WHY YES THEY ARE! *grin* Part of me is aghast with horror and going, "VAN BACK AWAY FROM THAT BOY NOW", but the other half is wild with glee and saying, "WHY HELLO THERE BADTOUCHING".

And we all know Luke would react this way: Master Van's molesting me! ♥

!!!!! I received your Christmas card! *beams* Thank you thank you so much! *grin* It's sitting on my desk right this moment! My apologies for not being able to send one in time, but I'll make it MUCH better to make up for the delay! *griiin*
5th-Jan-2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
AW! Baby Luke/Asch is TOO cute! Thank you! Now...lemme see if I got this right, these scans are for the manga Dengeki Comics of which only volume 1 is released, right? So they print the chapters in the magazine first then when they have enough they release another volume? Volume 1 was episodes 1-6 so another volume should be well on its way! :D

They seem to show more Asch in the manga...and that excites me! XD
5th-Jan-2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
*grin* Why yes indeed, both the Lukes were adorable children. Although I want to hold Luke more. I do believe Asch would try to bite me.

Yes, you've got it right! *beams* I think the other manga should be well on its way, too. But sometimes the months release chapters of varying lengths: some issues of Degenki Maou have very long and satisfying Abyss chapters, and some months have shorter chapters. I think we can't wait for the second volume of the manga to hit stores. *grin*

I agree completely! *grin* There seems to be so much more Asch in the manga, and he also seems to enjoy better and more intriguing characterisation in the manga than the anime. ; ) Which is all good!
5th-Jan-2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
OMG LOOK IT'S A PEDOPHILE AND IT'S NOT ME. >:
Van scares the crap out of me and yet I can't stop ogling at all this Van/Luke.
It must be the eyebrows and beard 'cause it sure seems to have Luke mesmerized(not that he isn't already the universal uke *cough*).

LOL @ your icon. Isn't Asch the one who forced Luke into wearing it in the first place?
It must be his motherly side kicking in, not wanting Luke to catch a cold. XD
12th-Jan-2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
*griiin* WHY YES. Van has a magnetic fascination with everyone twenty years younger than him.

*grin* Not seeing the Van/Luke in Abyss is like not seeing the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, to paraphrase a friend of mine. *grin* I just look at it for the Luke expressions.

Those eyebrows! That beard! They have magical properties! Or so Anise says. >D

*grin* Thank you so much! And yes! For reminding me that Asch forced Luke into wearing it! XDDD Although Natalia told Luke not to blame Asch for everything! XD

*griiin* It was Asch saying, "Replica, seeing MYSELF wandering around half-naked is more distracting than it has any right to be."
5th-Jan-2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
O MASTER BADTOUCH I MISSED YOU SO MUCH ♥ ♥ ♥

Thanks as always for scanning these! :D
12th-Jan-2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
MASTER BADTOUCH LOVES YOU ♥

Also, I love that icon of yours. SO MUCH LOVE.

WHY YES INDEED VAN THE SENSEI OF LOVE has come to have sex with your family, AND YOUR REPLICA TOO.

*beams* You're most welcome! ; ) Glad you enjoyed, and thank you for making Abyss such a great place to be in! ; )
5th-Jan-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
thanks SO much for putting these scans up! i love your commentary, too. makes it even more amusing! ^^
12th-Jan-2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
*grin* Your icon is so charming. *smiles*

You're most welcome! Glad you liked! ; ) And - eheh, thank you! *grin* Always happy to share the Abyss love! And also the crazy ideas.
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5th-Jan-2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Lovely scans as usual <3

You're so lucky you can always pick up the Dengeki Maoh issues ^_^ While I always have to wait for them to be compiled and sold in a book later on ;_;

*is getting impatient waiting for the second volume to come out*
12th-Jan-2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
*beams* Thank you so much! *grin* Glad you enjoyed! ; )

I wish I could! *grin* But unfortunately Degenki Maou isn't sold in my country - I just happened to be able to pick it up three times because I was overseas, and I just scan it every time I can get my hands on it.

Hang in there, the second book should be out soon! *beams* Or so I hope! ; )

I'm getting impatient too! But if we hold on together! IT WILL BE RELEASED ONE DAY!
5th-Jan-2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the scans! And omg, so much pedo >_< Why Van, WHYYYYYYYYY D:

Asch and Luke were so cute as kids :3
5th-Jan-2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
And DAMN, Luke has one hell of a pathetic look. No wonder he was spoiled all his life. Who the hell could resist those puppy-dog eyes?
5th-Jan-2007 09:46 pm (UTC) - I LOVE YOU STILL
BAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG! The Badtouch is EVERYWHERE!! OMG, ruaki and I had a conversation one time about how Van was using Luke to practice for the real thing (BECAUSE IT'S GOTTA BE PERFECT WITH ASCH) because he's so ungodly obsessed with having ASCH helping him to remake the world (the game was so creepy about that at points)... so I end up with thoughts about him molesting them both AND THAT PAGE WITH THE BABIES DIDN'T HELP THAT ONE BIT! *OMGDIES*

*ahem*

Oh Anise, just put him on a leash already.
5th-Jan-2007 09:55 pm (UTC) - Hmm...
Actually, now that I think about it. That might not be meant to be either of them really, or at least might serve as a representation of them both. In the game, Van's story at the time was that "Luke" had been put through horrific experiments and that he had kidnapped him to "rescue" him. It might actually be Luke's overactive imagination supplying visuals to the story~ :x Just my thoughts though~
5th-Jan-2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's so heartwrenching to see young!Asch being kidnapped and young!Luke being introduced into the world right after being created. ;_;

*stabs Van with his pedo smile*
12th-Jan-2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love your icon. Even after Nebilim wiped the floor with my entire party. ; ) This calls for MORE LEVELING! XD In other words - more fighting and cooking and fighting and cooking.

Abyss manages to tug on my heart like no other game I've ever encountered. I felt so much for the both of them - especially Asch, the poor boy. And I've always had a soft spot for Luke. *wants to bring them both somewhere safe from VAN'S EVIL ADVANCES*

*CHEERFULLY JOINS YOU* Master Van has been a terribly bad boy. And needs to be punished. >D
6th-Jan-2007 07:46 am (UTC)
is this like official?o.o
12th-Jan-2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is! *grin* XD ISN'T IT GREAT?

In Abyss, the fanservice is OFFICIAL. XD
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