I think I'm finally getting the hang of drawing men. I doubt anyone even here at Elfwood will remember these boys... Sooo... Wow. Where do I even start with these kids? They've been around since I was in junior high and boy howdy, have they gone through quite a few changes just within this past month. So you guys don't know what kind of personality they originally had, but those have changed a lot as well. Both are what are known as GenA in this story 'verse; I guess in layman's terms you could say that GenA are mutants. The dude with glasses is Makuro Nishimura, known as Mark to everyone (a Shadow Crafter by inclination, that is, he's a light manipulator who chooses to remove light rather than enhance it) and the guy with the underbite is Kent Dabrowski (an electrokinetic, what his peers like to call a "Lightning Rod"). Both are natives of Bar Harbor, Maine (where most of my characters originate, it seems) and are BFFs, albeit ambiguously so at times XD. Observe, Mark's original design (he's the super-girly one... ew): http://ravenscarlett.deviantart.com/art/Now-You-re-in-the-World-7943075 http://ravenscarlett.deviantart.com/art/Makuro-s-Sneaky-Revenge-14880823 http://ravenscarlett.deviantart.com/art/Snuggley-Kai-and-Makuro-FIN-12213436 And here we have both boys as college students, Mark with dreads and facial hair and Kent with a pitiful attempt at a goatee. Mark's been retconned to have had the glasses all through his grade school years, but the hair changes came along during his first year at his community college. Kent's pursuing a degree in Psychology at NYU and Mark's shooting first for a B.A. in biology and then he'll start on a long pursuit of a Ph.D in botany. My nerdy plant boy So the thing with Mark's real name is this: He's got a Japanese name... Yeah. The story he comes from is a relic from a very long period of my life where everything had to be manga/anime influenced. He's had that name since I created him and though he's gotten a new look, new story, new relationships, and a completely new personality I still can't bear to change his name. So it goes like this, he's half Japanese (mother's from the US and father's from Japan) and his father wanted to name his son but his mom got to nickname him. Anyway, I give you Mark and Kent.