This page is black because of the implication that two females could be
more than "just good friends." Also because of drinking to excess
(which is not reccommended, since we don't have alcohol-cleansing
"drugs" like Purge in our culture!), which is actually something
that I'd be more distressed about.
Silver and Penny at Halloween
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Penelope "Penny" Adair is a friend of Silver's. At Halloween,
they went to Flare's Lucky Star (bar, pawnshop, casino and hair salon; very
unique), and Flare gave Penny some unwatered "Kintaran Beer" (this
stuff is really potentent!). Penny, not being used to alcohol in any amounts,
got rather tipsy and finally went to sleep. Silver'd only had about one
drink that evening (and that one without much alcohol content), and was
nursing a bad case of the unrequiteds for her friend, so she was more
than happy to prop Penny up. (She hadn't mentioned her interest to Penny,
because Penny'd just gotten over being jilted and Silver didn't know how
the other woman would react.) Flare is currently
asking Silver if the pair would like a back-room (he's got two or three
of those...), and telling the notorious Quicksilver that she's acting like
a 16-year-old on her first date. Silver is telling him to go away and mind
his own business and she knows what she's doing, frotzitall. Shortly after
this, Silver used Purge on Penny, which neutralized the alcohol in her bloodstream
and sobered her up instantly.
The Halloween decorations are little black Kintarans,
instead of black cats. It's unique...
This is one of my early experiments with watercolor in Painter 3.1. Silver's
mirror-reflective suit is reflecting everything around, or at least that's
what I was trying for. *sigh* Penny's got her suit set for partial transparency
here and there (to mimic a one-sleeved halter-top), with a coppery sheen.
Her hair is nearly as metallic-colored as her suit!
Disclaimer -- nobody in this scene went on to operate heavy machinery
(cars, motocycles, starships, etc.) afterwards. They walked
home to their beds. Hotshot pilots (and engineers who hang out with them)
know that getting wasted and wrecking something up is a really
ignomenious and embarassing way to get into the hospital (or get a clone
and braintape activated...).
Not to mention the bad effects excessive alcohol has on sexual functions...!