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Drowning

Drowning

by Maladaptive
In a world where everyone is born with a power, one power is different than the rest.
People with the power of water have an ability no other power has. Whenever they touch water, they transform into a marine humanoid. These people have been hunted down for as long as humanity can remember because they are viewed as vermin that must be gotten rid of. Although the world shares this mindset, can someone's mind be changed when they learn a person they hold dear has the power water?


This comic has material that might be sensitive for some viewers. Its rating is 15+. Updates three times a week.
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190
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Last Update
2 Years Ago
Fans
233
Readers
3

Drowning

In a world where everyone is born with a power, one power is different than the rest.
People with the power of water have an ability no other power has. Whenever they touch water, they transform into a marine humanoid. These people have been hunted down for as long as humanity can remember because they are viewed as vermin that must be gotten rid of. Although the world shares this mindset, can someone's mind be changed when they learn a person they hold dear has the power water?


This comic has material that might be sensitive for some viewers. Its rating is 15+. Updates three times a week.

Recent Comments

OwlBear (Guest)
September 11th, 2017
@Maladaptive: im glad i finally checked back here, sorry its been so long, hope things improve for you!
Maladaptive
March 24th, 2017
This is the longest I've gone without an update. I hate having to say this but life sure is a blockade. That break did help me with this comic though, funnily enough.
Being able to distance myself from this comic, I was able to see the flaws. Seeing them didn't make me want to give up though, instead motivated me to improve. But I knew I couldn't improve if I worked as diligently as before. When I first started this comic, I had a backup of 80 pages which I would set to post every 3 days. As this queued out, I was working on this comic every second I had and making sure to create one page at least every 3 days. When I started my second comic on a whim because my friends thought it would be funny, I tried getting that one to be a page a day. In turn this comic's updates began to slow down. The queue ran out and updates became less frequent. Life began to pile up too both began to suffer with their updates.
All my free time revolved around my comics. I wasn't too upset by this, as comic making was my passion which I had done all my life, but I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. It felt like I was making things for a small audience, and at that expense impairing my skills. So, once I was too overwhelmed by the dual demons of life and responsibilities I stepped back and took a break. In this break I was able to get things in my life back on track and improve them. In my free time I continued to draw, but instead of drawing my comic I drew whatever I wanted to and was able to be more experimental. There's this problem comic artists face that I didn't know about before, where if they focus on their comic their art does improve, but just becomes more refined version of their style. It's not allowed to grow past a certain point. I realized that had happened to me because once I started drawing for fun my art style surged and in a short time I was already miles ahead of where I was before.
Even so, I never gave up on this comic. I always wanted to come back because I had a story and characters I loved and wanted to get out. I don't think I'd ever truly abandon this comic.

This is probably the most personal I've ever gotten online, which isn't even that personal and is missing many parts of the whole story, but I just wanted to touch on some truths of comic making and how even though it's for fun it can hold you back. #realtalk
'Ryn
March 9th, 2017
Page is broken.
'Ryn
March 9th, 2017
Page is broken.
Guest
February 11th, 2017
Image seems to be broken? I don't see the comic.
Maladaptive
December 1st, 2016
This is very much the cover that didn't want to be made. I've been randomly working on it these past 2 months and loathing it, all for the site update which still hasn't come so... yay I got it on time?
At least now I can make pages again gosh darn it!

Special thanks to my GF for giving me the cover idea. She wanted it to be as symbolic as the chapter 5 cover haha.
OreoGayer
October 14th, 2016
Also I relate with Ruben
OreoGayer
October 14th, 2016
"Now Renata, don't say anything out of line"
*says everything out of line*
OreoGayer
October 14th, 2016
YUHH fuck it up!
OreoGayer
October 14th, 2016
@Maladaptive: "mow" you mean "moo"?
Maladaptive
October 10th, 2016
@Guest: I'm glad you're happy, I'm getting back into working on my comics so those long waits between updates are unlikely to happen again
Guest (Guest)
October 10th, 2016
Yayyyy an update! :D
JunnGerl
October 1st, 2016
Nepotism... and the benefactors of it always act like they are worthier than thou & rotten to the core!
Maladaptive
September 23rd, 2016
"Deep water"
Bun dun tss
Maladaptive
August 26th, 2016
@troblsomtwins829: LOL well, we all have our flaws ;P
troblsomtwins829
August 26th, 2016
other reasons?
You mean like his choice in formal attire? Gotta say that's about the only thing i'm personally displeased with.
You'd think a guy with so much tact and that sharp a tongue would have better taste.
Maladaptive
August 26th, 2016
I finally <strike> Got off my ass and made a page</strike> found the time to update!

I'll.... I'll try harder to update from now on........
DAMN
Love Renata's reactions XD
congragulations are in order
But he's missing a 'T'
Sorry to point this out now >: still a fun mistake
Ownage
Is that a pwned? I think that's a verified PWNED