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The Maple Effect

The Maple Effect

by Mccull61
June Crow has spent every Summer of his life in his family's cabin and he is not about to let his LAST Summer go to waste, even if it means sharing it with the--certainly not cute or charming in any way-- Aaron Valentine.

This is a BL (BoyXboy) Webcomic that will include
-strong language(or really just young adults and their typical vocabulary)
-yaoi (weeee~ no censors)
-obsessive amounts of singing/whistling/humming (Side-eyes Aaron)
-obnoxiously loud gay thoughts (side-eyes June)

ENJOY~
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9 Months Ago
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The Maple Effect

June Crow has spent every Summer of his life in his family's cabin and he is not about to let his LAST Summer go to waste, even if it means sharing it with the--certainly not cute or charming in any way-- Aaron Valentine.

This is a BL (BoyXboy) Webcomic that will include
-strong language(or really just young adults and their typical vocabulary)
-yaoi (weeee~ no censors)
-obsessive amounts of singing/whistling/humming (Side-eyes Aaron)
-obnoxiously loud gay thoughts (side-eyes June)

ENJOY~
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Does height matter?
We height challenged don’t have the same reach but some very delicate and vulnerable parts are just at our ideal strike height. We tend to move quicker and are very territorial as well. Besides, he’s got Quail for back-up. XD
@Mccull61: For every blood donation to the Wall Spider fund you get a free bag of popcorn.
Charlie's such a cutie
I want to adopt him
I have to
Oh YeS dAdDy
ACK HICKEYS
I'm not ok
Yuri on Ice much boi?
Quail looks so confused lmaooooooooooooooo
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
it's been 9 months since this comic ended and I'm still just sobbing
And BOOM
Now so is Aaron
I WANT TO MARRY HER SO MUCH
Why is Aaron my grandma?
If I didn't know any better, I'd just be like "Where the fck did YOU come from?!"
that scar just- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
THIS IS MY FOURTH GODDAMN TIME READING THIS AND IT STILL FUCKING MAKES ME CRY, DAMNIT!!!
@Mccull61: I know first hand how it feels to suffer through cancer for such a prolonged period of time, when I suffered through two bouts of an extremely rare type of cancer that shows up in your esophagus as a child. I got hit with it for about a year the first time when I was merely five years old, it went into remission with chemotherapy and this experimental drug that I guess at the time I was eligible for. But then it came back at full force and then some when I was just about eleven. I almost died the second time I got hit with it a total of three times, because my heart kept giving out and would go into cardiac arrest.

The whole situation with when June decided to stop taking the medications became all to real for me, and I fully broke down into a messy fit of tears, and I very rarely, if ever do actually cry at all in real life. It became all to real because I had turned into exactly that all those years ago. Someone who had given up on life, on hope, and on people in general, when I was still at the end of the day, just a kid, a kid with stage four cancer that was spreading from head to toe like wild fire. I too had stopped taking the medicine, yet I had it in me to fake actually taking any of it by hiding the pills underneath my tongue, so my mum would never find out.

When I had hit rock bottom, when all I could think about anymore was ending my existence by any means necessary, a shining light had appeared in the form of a boy named Jason who happened to be only a year older then I was at the time. He was mute, quite tall for his age, Korean, and would spend every moment he possibly could by my side. Hell, he even taught me how to sign, how to do origami cranes, play soccer, and how to do a shallow dive in a pool. Jason gave me a reason to keep on living, by guiding me out of the never ending pitch black tunnel of my miserable life. Just as Aaron had for June, Jason gave me my wings to fly again, and never gave up on wanting and hoping that someday very soon, that the cancer would leave my body, and never return.

Slowly but surely I had begun to get the pigmentation back into my skin, as it was no longer pale and white in color anymore, but rather a semi darkened tanned tone. I also started to put on a little weight, which helped to make me not look so much like a walking, talking, breathing skeleton anymore. Around several months into being close friends with Jason, I had been taken into the local hospital to get my scan done, as my doctor was expecting to at least see some remanence of the tumors, but lo' and behold, the scan came up completely cancer free.

I'm about to turn twenty-three soon, so that means I've been in remission for roughly about eleven years now. That feeling of knowing that it could come back at any given time, always does tend to linger in the back of my mind. And as June had said toward the very end of the story. it never 100% feels like the disease is gone. It'll stay with you forever, and becomes a part of who you are, which in return puts you into the mindset of the cancer never truly going away entirely. But so long as there is even a small glimmer of hope, that hope can create miracles without you even realizing you just saved someone's life with it.
@tksocrazy: thank you!!! Thank you so much <3

It was kind of hard for me to choose this way to end the comic because I was afraid of the backlash I might get from people who think that i took the "fairy-tale" way out you know? Even though cancer patients so into Recession all the time! I really wanted to write something that makes people both sad and happy. <3 This was my first comic so its amazing that I still get new readers leaving comments like this from time to time! I cant thank you enough!!!

Not sure if you already know or not-- but I have since written TWO webcomics (both on-going). They are called "ARCO" and "Periwinkle Blue" and if you liked TME I know that you will appreciate the newer ones as well! My art especially keeps improving!

<3
I was pleasantly surprised that you decided in keeping June alive. This whole time I was thinking that there'd be no possible way you could, but you achieved the impossible nonetheless!

Really makes me happy to know that things worked out for the better, a miracle of miracles happened, and Aaron's optimism/endless amount of hope panned out in June's favor. They are relationship goals in a nutshell, so I'm glad that somewhere down the line a proposal and engagement, leading up to marriage happens for them, Aaron and June deserve it.

Beautifully written story might I add, with an amazing drawing style that only kept on improving over time.