The gimmick for this Fusion poll was the NHML, specifically ten previous NHML winners were up for voting. There were some good options, but it wasn’t super surprising to see Neferpitou and Megumin win. Of course, the end result is a cute catgirl wizard, as seen here! Hope you all like her!
A big part of Darkness’ character is that she harbors fantasies of being defeated, captured and taken by force by some evil entity or monster. Her strong masochist streak is heavily suppressed, so she’d never admit it, but she longs to be violated and gets aroused at just the thought or suggestion of it. I decided to show her in such a state, but didn’t feel like showing anyone with her would really fit her answer. Since the only other time I drew her you couldn’t see much of her body, I figured this would be a good chance to rectify that and put her in a prone, on-display position.
Also, if you’d like to see the Q&A video I did for subscribers last month, you can watch it here:
So, I admit, I’m not really sure what the expected outcome of this Ask was. Hopefully the supporter who submitted this question wasn’t hoping to actually see the explosion, because I didn’t feel like drawing one. I thought it might be kinda funny to see the aftermath, though. Megumin loses all her mobility when she casts her spells, so Vegeta’s just kinda ragdolling her here. If you’re worried that this might be too dark, or you feel bad for Megumin, fret not. She knew full well what would happen when she exploded Vegeta’s face, and she chose to do it anyway. Her distress here is just an act.
I knew how I wanted to answer this one pretty quickly. A big part of Aqua’s character in KonoSuba is how, despite being a goddess, nobody sees her as one or treats her like one. Even in a city devoted to worshiping her, nobody recognizes her divinity. I don’t see any reason why that would change in the Near Hentai Studio, and I think it’d be a little weird to see her running a church to herself or something with a bunch of followers. However, I thought it’d be a good chance to illustrate a water-themed character still being innately drawn to her, the only question was who to use. I ended up settling on Nessa, someone who got to debut around the start of the year but hasn’t appeared in anything since then. Funnily enough, her one other appearance in my work also has her working alongside a KonoSuba character, though a different one.
Here’s the One-Shot I did for December, selected from nominations sent in by my supporters. Of course the holidays referenced in this comic have now passed, but it was more timely for my supporters. ^_^; This one presented a couple of unique challenges. First, was that I have very little experience working with the Fairly OddParents style (I’ve drawn it before, but it’s been ages). I did my best to find a compromise between my more realistic approach I usually use and the uber-stylized designs of the original characters. Also, the last panel was left completely open to me (except the dialogue). I decided that, since the pic was presented as a message from the Studio versions of characters, I should use Siat Wildstar, who’s sort of the mascot of the Studio. Since her panel is all about looking forward to the new year, too, I decided to work in a “look forward” theme, with her training three new characters (or, in Kefla’s case, a combination of two characters already in the Studio). Darkness is the last of the main KonoSuba girls for me to bring in, and Nessa’s a popular new character I’ve gotten a few requests for. Seras in the first panel is also new, though she’s been nominated for NHML maybe a dozen times. It’s also fun to bring in Mrs. Claus from the comic I did with CCat for Christmas 2018, paired again with her favorite boys, Mace and Jackie.
So here’s the Near Hentai Monthly Lady for December this year! Megumin is a magic user in KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (or just KonoSuba). The main joke with her character is that she only practices explosion magic (she refuses to cast anything else, and insists on casting an explosion spell once per day despite the level of magic needed completely draining her each time). Whenever she does cast magic, she yells out “Explosion!”, hence the joke here (though she’s not casting a spell in this pic, the explosion is a bit further south). I came very close to doing a yuri pic for her entry, and maybe some day I’ll still do some yuri content with her, but this time around I decided to pair her with KonoSuba’s primary character, Kazuma Satou.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of January are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person, and if I catch anyone trying to do multiple nominations by changing their names I will remove all of that person’s nominations. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, KonoSuba. If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of those things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting to this post, or emailing me (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees on the sidebar of this site, and then on January 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!