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Long Ago in a Distant Land by Yanimae Long Ago in a Distant Land by Yanimae
Some draw request for /co/ again.

It's a good place for drawing exercises. There are some mishaps in this here and there but overall, I'm mostly happy with the light shine because that's not something I've really been good with before. :U

Edit: Featured on the official Adventure Time Blog!
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chano98 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
finn:hey jake what happened here
jake:i dont know but lets get that sword
BlackCat5643 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I got chills when I saw this..
Awesome job! :D
Yanimae Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm shocked when anything I make actually physically effects people like that o-o
BlackCat5643 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
It's cause your art is amazing :D
cuddlyogre Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If CN had a brain in their heads, this is how SJ would really end.
Hydarnes666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
This is fantastic. 
Yanimae Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww thanks!
AJTalon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous work. The greatest stories are the ones we will never know...
Diloph Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Scarlettku Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I love it and the colers also:squee: Shocked 
gholateg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I'm not going to lie, this made my day. Right here. It's up there with seeing Townsville in Jack...
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku!

But I was STRUCK DOWN by the samurai, his sword sticking in me. And so, I schemed and fumed, writhing in my shell, thinking of how to make the samurai's hopes of a better future for naught. And so, I poisoned the minds of mankind's leaders, leading to great greed and hate. Destroying all inhibitions, I destroyed mankind, leaving only one child to mock me. And so, I decided to bring back Jack, and give him power as the life-consuming Lich.
Yanimae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
HEHE Nice!
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dragon-NeX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FusionFall is my excuse for drawing.

Is it sad that I am reciting the opening of Samurai Jack from memory all because of this title?

My eyes would be honored to gaze upon an official crossover of these two shows....
Princess-Seraphim Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit! at first is like; "What is that...?" then i knew who it was and i was going "Holy SHIT it's Aku!! I hadn't seen Samurai Jack in about 10 years...O_O
Stellatastic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing ^^
BubbleChii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I believe this is from Samurai Jack, hahaha Awesome!
the-ketchup-kommando Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best crossover idea ever!
941214 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ahh.....the samurai won.......and his sacrifice will not be forgotten

I like samurai jack its cool show....
narutosd1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
ohhhhh ohhhhhhh fan fiction ideas flowing out of my blown mind!!
Misora-Roll Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You just gave me an idea.
natedeanmaan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
QuinnTheHuman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ishmael677 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow this picture really made an impression on me. I know everyone is happy that Aku is dead and gone, but for what purpose?
I mean since adventure time is based on a post nuclear world all the humans are dead. Jack's "Sacrifice"was for nothing. He fought and gave his life for a world that was meant to die despite his efforts. But I guess it not the end that matters its the adventure and the time it gave him. Still a vary nice portrait by the way. keep up the good work.
hvk Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I get a major sense of resolution from this; after all his trials and failures and delays, JACK FINALLY DID IT. HE KILLED AKU. I get the impression that he died doing it, but it's a heroic kind of way, sort of a feeling that it was a massive epic battle where he died standing and YES HE KILLED AKU, SO MANY YES.

I get the impression that if they DO pull the sword out...Aku's statue will fall to pieces, and he will be gone forever, nothing left of him but failure and dust. And then Finn will carry on Jack's legacy, with his most badass sword. (Maybe he'll dual-weld his dad's demon-blood sword and the katana, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.)
LuverOfAnimeAndDP Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I get the feeling that about two seconds after this, They'll find Jack's remains and desecrate them terribly... Probably use the skull as a toilet.
FutureSailorOscar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't usually call stuff epic, but this. Is epic. <3333333
Yanimae Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
EpocolypseSeer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
this is freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LimeSign13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Writer
I saw this on Tumblr about two hours ago and i spent the past two hours trying to find this.
Yanimae Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist

thanks for considering me worth the trouble ;u;
LimeSign13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Writer
ahh its all good.
i saw it on Tumblr, and i didn't see an author and i was like :iconyunoguyplz:
DauntedNot Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for what you've done to me.
Xzeons-Dead Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you.
Wolfdemon-the-Great Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gawd
You have combined two of my favorite cartoons and created PURE EPIC.
silent-airn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
This needs to happen as an episode or crossover movie or something.
MarcosBnPinto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
xIgirlx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
My brain will explode from the awesomenessssss D:
These 2 cartoons belong among my top 5 shows evar
stickynotelover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I showed this to my sister and she automatically thought of Finn and Jack trying to pull the sword and end bringing Aku back to life. Then she said what if they tried to take it out and a little old man Jack spirit pops out and says something like 'Get off my lawn, punk!' or something like that. XD

Anyway, I love this, the lighting, the kinda water color paint look, and just the fact that it's completely awesome!
Yanimae Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahaha that's a different possible event that could take place that I haven't heard of yet! I've so far heard about them bringing Aku back to life if they took out that sword. A little old man Jack spirit would be pretty funny : )

Thank you! And to your sister too!
kyri01 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
This would make a great crossover, especially with Jack being a great warrior and all Finn would be such a fan of him.

I love how you did this pice, it has a historical fantasy story feeling to it
Yanimae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahaha I imagine Finn would admire him a lot for all the different kinds of evil guys he's defeated.

Thank you!
kyri01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
LOL I'm already doodling fan art about it XD
OliverHarud Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fransinn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee* :la:
KaoruArika Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too much awesomeness in only one picture.
Yanimae Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Aha thank you!
Blues59 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
So Jack returns to the past and slays Aku by leaving his sword in the shape-shifters body in order to keep him imprisoned forever. As a result of Aku being destroyed in the past the future he created never comes to pass. One Mushroom war later and a boy and his dog find a sword stuck in a statue.

Jake: So man you gonna pull that sword out?
Finn: Of course!

Eh, Finn has already stopped one Eldritch Abomination what's one more?
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