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It can't start without you by tshuki It can't start without you by tshuki
Once upon a time in France, there lived a family full with musicians. The kids of that family learned to sing and read music sheets before they could read alphabet. The youngest kid was named Eleonore. Over everything she loved to sing. Many predicted that one day, she'll be a wonderful musician, maybe even one to shake the music world in Europe. 

But it all came to end when she was eight. 

In a plane crash all members of her family were erased from the face of this world. She waited, but they never came home. After a huge mess and almost being put in an orphanage, her aunt came to get her from the far away land of Philipines.

That's where Eleonore 
met Masaya, a boy who loved dancing more than anything in this world. Their story begins there.


Raffle prize for Juguardian

It was meant to be a simple full-body of a random Filipino guy, but I ended up making him into my OC first and named him Masaya (means 'Happy' in Filipino), then Juguardian  drew this: 

Thank You tshuki by Juguardian

And I started to Ship Ellie and Masaya. 'orz And so I wrote up a whole bunch of fragments from a novel about them. Yeah... what am I even doing? //Should I even continue writing that novel - it's about Ellie and Masaya in a 1960's/ 1970's AU in the middle of student activism and civil unrest against president Marcos in Philippines. (If I do end up finishing it, I would need to interview like a ton of people from Philippines. 'orz

Another long description... ha ha. 

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ViolettaNemesis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are becoming a background genius. Seriously. (everything else is excellent too, of course)
tshuki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank yoou! *v* <33 //Will do my best. >u< 
localmilk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail. This is an amazing piece.
tshuki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! *o* <33
Juguardian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Artist
Wow Hayato Kimata (Oh my god really) [V1] 
Your drawing is still amazing as always (sorry for having you draw more than one character but I'm thankful for making it epic) Sakata Gintoki  (Worship) [V1] 

You can continue writing novel if you feel like it. Akira Souma (Megane thumbs up yeah) [V1] 

People in the Philippines can speak English since they have Tagalog and English as two official languages.  So you can ask them XD

Btw, do you know Filipinos actually do love singings karaoke and dancing (it's really popular up to this day) Bunny Emoji-60 (Song for you) [V3] 

So your ideas does really fit them XD

Since they are 19-20 something in 1960s/70s, I've been wondering if they were children at the time when their countries (France and Philippines) were involved in World War II in 1940s.  Do they witness the horrors of the war or something bad events?  Maybe Masaya lost his parents during these time and were left in the care of the aunt?  In order to life his spirit from sorrow, she taught them the way of dancing which encourage him and also probably remind him of the time he used to dance with his parents during the festival. Also, in the Philippines, we usually call Tita (Aunt) or Tito (Uncle) regardless if they are related by blood or not (they can be neighbor or close family friend).

Sorry for long talk but I love history and different cultures XD Let me love yous plz 

Man, your story had me thinking about it ever since then.  OTL

But super thanks again as always!hug 
tshuki Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoaaa, thank you for the lovely comment! Makes me feel happy for making it better! *o* <333

Masaya lost his mother, who was a nurse at WWII, his father survived. Oh! I do like the the idea of dancing reminding him of childhood, didn't think about it like that. Yet at the same time - Ellie is the same with singing and music. :'D //Amg, that's cool, means Ellie would call Masaya's dad tito and Masaya would call Ellie's aunt tita. 

Ah, long talks are cool. I like history and different cultures a lot too. Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 

Thank you very much to you as well. >u< <333 //And thank you for patience, ha ha, took me a while to finish. 
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