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Oldish commission done for *Pronon1990. It's a sort of alternative version of The Little Mermaid where Prince Eric and Ariel don't end up together and Flounder is a merman instead of a fish.

Click below to read my other Ariel comic.
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XxHowlingScreamaxX Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I like the picture but it's just a picture no um...nice comic? Because I don't know about you but all I see is a sad ariel with no flounder in it at all. Did you hide a link some where?
kingv Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I see the comic just fine on my PC. It's a swf file so if your Flash is disabled or if you're trying to view it from a device that doesn't support Flash you can't see it.
emile8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always shipped Flounder and Ariel and this comic was very cute. :)
ArthurTheBootleg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
A pretty love story  Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
dawnbuneary Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
look what you didKao Emoji-04 (Cute) [V1] ! I found a new ship that i likeHeart Love 
kawaiiamanda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awww I love it!! Heart Love 
sampea Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Aaaaw, that was sooo sweet!
Lady-Shugo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!!
kingv Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
PJJBMSTCVTTLLLF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kingv Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awww thanks!
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I actually gave this some thought years ago. Assuming Eric was gone, but Ariel was restored fully as a mermaid with her voice, what would become of her?

It was pointed out to me that banishment means being cast out from society not just physically, but also emotionally and socially. "You are not welcome here because of who and what you are."
So, despite all the trouble she caused, Ariel is still a princess, and that could very well be the only thing that keeps her from fully having the book being thrown at her by her own father despite their kinship. Legally she may have to be punished for all the trouble she caused- undermining the laws, putting the King at risk, aiding a known criminal, going to the surface, consorting with a human, potentially exposing the existence of merfolk everywhere, etc etc etc- she is still just immature enough and of royal blood to not be basically executed for criminal mischief.
Therefor, let the punishment fit the crime. To be banished or executed might be missed on Ariel personally because she has had now-two things very dear to her taken away forever- permanent humanity, and her love- and she will have to live with those losses for the rest of her roughly 284 years of life. I don't care who [or what] you are- those are deep investments that have been ripped away from Ariel and will haunt her forever.

So, let us assume Triton does not banish, execute, or jail Ariel. What then? Well, this is what I came up with:

Because Ariel is a liability to the palace (at the very least), but is not set against the society that raised her and that she dwells in, it may be best to remove her royal title but continue to allow her to continue to live in Atlantica. She's now a commoner, a loyal citizen of the King and his six beautiful Princess daughters.

Ironically, in another time and place, Ariel might be called otaku. She is rather unique amongst all merfolk in that she knows more about humans through practice than anyone else. (Of course we would know better, but who's to argue down where it's wetter?) And she is also not afraid to go into shipwrecks and collect human things (even if the grotto was destroyed, there's more where that came from). I imagine, once she overcame her immediate grief, Ariel might get it into her head to share the things she learned about the surface with others, to prove her point. Not to usurp or overrule the King's authority, but to show what she had been advocating for years- that humans aren't as bad as they seem. But, she would need a place to stay, and to work.
Howsabout creating a 'Little Shop of Human Horrors'? A little hole-in-the-wall museum dedicated to showing off curiosities of the surface world in a safe environment, with a former princess to show you around? "Come and see the strange dinglehoppers and oohzits with a confident and knowledgeable mermaid as your guide!"
Yes, Ariel could become known as the odd and imaginative curator of of Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe Under The Sea! :iconlahopplz:

Man, I need to get outta the house more... :bored:
kingv Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Those are some really good points. Being a princess would definitely be her saving grace since Triton would be against killing his youngest daughter. If your scenario didn't play out I believe at the very least Triton would send her to live on the outskirts of Atlantica with at least a guard or two for her safety. That way he could  monitor her antics as well have eyes on her at all times.
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
But she's been striped of her royal title and protections; Ariel's just a commoner now.  Commoners don't deserve 24hr guard unless they're in prison.

If you look at my signature, there's a link there to a forum dedicated to Ursula.  The owner of that forum likes to write a lot of Ursula/Ariel fanfics.  While certainly adult themed, some of the scenarios she comes up with are actually quite interesting, and usually have to do with Ursula basically seducing and/or tempting Ariel to become like her, often as an accomplice/student of dark magic, or a lover.  You might wanna consider giving them a look.
BrownEyedGirl9 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoyed your comment as much as I enjoyed what inspired you to write it :D
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thank you!
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Dark-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Artist
I can relate to this almost perfectly, except the part about being a merman and such :iconlahop: Splendid job!~
RebelWithAPencil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :iconsoocuteplz:. I'm beginning to really love this pairing :iconblushplz: :D. Flounder makes an awesome merman, even if he can be a guppy sometimes :rofl:. Yet another awesome Ariel comic, well done! :iconclappingplz:
hellovick Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really, really really love this *.*
inugirl08 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Artist
OH MY GOD! :giggle: Flounder, you sweetheart! I LOVE IT!
Koumeiseidai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
"You're still such a guppy~" c':
marmarhill192 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg... I LOVE IT! lol, that part where she has the fork at the beginning... it looks like she's gonna stab someone....
MonkeyScholar92 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!!!!!!! I missed your art so much and this is such an amazing piece to come back with!!!!!!
spotted-cat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kikodreams Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
sweet as sugar
Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So soooo cute :D makes me wanna sqweeee.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Very nice and succinct! I always thought Triton should have changed HIM.
Renegade-Samurai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww so cute!
poofy98 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DAWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! ITS SO CUTE I MIGHT JUST~ *heart stops from cuteness overload* ..... :dead:
darkfallenangel1999 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWW~ I LOVES THIS!!! :3 I love how you drew Ariel and Flounder!! :iconohmygoshplz:
CressLuna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww I loved to read this one, it has such a cute and sweet feeling around it. And I like the humanized Flounder! I bed he would be happy with this commish!
TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
aww! how cute!
flutteralways Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
:') AWWWWWW! I saw this and thought o.O Ariel and Flounder? (like everyone else I'm sure) but love your stuff so thought "what the hell" I'm SO glad I clicked! Great story, great drawings, just so well done!!
FatefullyKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For a moment, I thought, "Flounder? Ew." Then, I saw where you said he was a merman in this comic, so it wasn't so bad. XD
AngelicEmpyress Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow I never thought of this scenario...and you did it very well!
Rocker234 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I've got it! Ursula (as Vanessa) manages to marry Eric, yet she is happy with (eventually) ruling the human kingdom. However, in order to get Ariel (and her voice) back, Flounder offers a trade. Ariel's voice for him becoming a merman. There! That's what happened inbetween the movie and this comic!
Takashi1111 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Love the art o-o
RuuRuu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This turned out so beautiful.
I would have never thought of those two as lovers.
I think it turned out amazing.
A job well done and so much work put into this.
Be proud of yourself.
Instant fave in my books.
Osprey-Hawk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I have the "feels" and there is no cure. :iconmanlytearsplz:
ranmas2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Aww so cute! ^^
Rozen-Shield Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
That's like the CUTEST ship ever! ((aside from the Diana/Sotiris Ship XD))

Oh and btw, welcome back, and awesome design for Flounder.
leeannett Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
aww i love it
MisoSquid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cute.
I was worried he was going to be a fish LOL
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