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A little something I finished on a stream I had over the weekend. Goes with a one-shot I wrote for funsies September 2015 when I was just starting to get to know the characters. What other reason would Zack hang around Milo if everything about the Murphy Curse freaks him out X)

Also bonus from The Milo Archives (end of Sept - mid Oct 2015):

Another vent art, which went with the oneshot. Sort of another reminder I made myself when moving countries got stressful. Hard to do, man! Milo’s got resilience to the MAX.

ALSO look at how much my drawings of them have CHANGED holy shoot. Milo’s cowlick looked more like a banana back then and Zack had Shark fins for hair XP

I like drawing platonic best friend artz :3

When I visited Katie in Portland, she took me to The Grotto. More formally, it’s the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a Catholic shrine carved into a 110-foot cliff where outdoor Mass is held, & a botanical garden that sits atop the cliff. 

We took the outdoor elevator up to the clifftop gardens (which was it’s own little adventure) & spent a couple of hours walking through the trees & breathing the fresh air. We both talked & walked in silence, appreciating the quietness of the place. 

Don’t let the fact that it’s run by a specific religious denomination prevent you from going. The Grotto is a beautiful space that’s open to everyone. I was a little intimidated at first, as I’m not religious, but in my opinion it’s an excellent place to visit, with or without friends, when you need to collect your thoughts. 

My favorite section of the garden was an open grassy space where, if you stood in the center & looked up, you could see the sky peeking through thousands of red leaves.