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After All These Years by Maiasm After All These Years by Maiasm
Yeah, I did it...

* MOCKINGJAY SPOILERS *


I don't care what Mockingjay says. Madge dies when I say she dies. lol. This is actually based on a NEW Gale/Madge fic that I'm working on. This one is post-Mockingjay and based off of Mockingjay (which I don't care what anyone says, I LOVED MJ!). It's set 8 years after the book (not including the epilogue). That's why they look so much older here. You're wondering... How can that be, when Madge died in MJ? Oh, I have my ways. I have my ways :D

SUCH a fun picture to draw!! I never get to draw sweetness and romanticalness. lol. I've always wanted to draw an adorable couple, but it never turned out right. I like how this one came out, though. I had easy characters to work with, since I love Gale and Madge and they seem like they'd be a couple like this. Do you guys feel the love? I sure hope so, because I spent hours trying to make sure that it showed. :huggle: :heart:

I colored it by had with colored pencils and made it better looking with my new Photoshop CS3. I stick by Gale/Madge thoroughly and will continue to draw for them, because I go down with my ship! Hahaha.

Really though, pick your favorite ill-fated Town Girl/Seam Boy pairing (whether it's Gale/Madge, Mr. and Mrs, Everdeen or Haymitch/Maysilee), this pic could be a tribute to them. Apparently, TG/SB is a bad way to go, because one of them will die. lol.

Please view full size. It looks a lot less stupid that way. hehe.
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lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is perfect. I love Madge/Gale. :D
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ArtByMalloryMorsa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
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Nice work! I am hosting a Hunger Games contest you may be interested in. It is a Good vs Evil contest that lets you feature the best of the good and the best of the bad Hunger Games characters. We have awesome prizes including commissions deviantart subscriptions and points. For that reason, only new artwork is accepted – but even though this specific artwork is not valid, I wanted to let you know about the contest in case you wanted to create a new piece of art specifically for it. The deadline to submit is August 4th. If you’re interested, check out the details here: [link]

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ABA999 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
so cool!
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ChemicalEmbrace Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I love this -- and the ship -- so much! :la:
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Lomeril Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Only one question - where can I find this fanfiction? ;-)
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HERMIONExox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I agree Madge did not die in Mockingjay. I have my own theory to what happened to her. I think she figured out what would happen when Katniss did the destroying the dome thing and ran for it. The body they found was just a maid but because the body was so burnt and damaged they just thought it was Madge. She later escaped to district 2 where finds Gale and they fall in love and live happily ever after. Because Madge DID NOT die.
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bounchareune Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
ok thatts really fu i started to crak up after i read the first sentance
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IrethTasartirElf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
umm...where is the hisotry?..fanfiction?..i want to read it :)
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may12324 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww,i love gale and madge together
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:icondamon-finnick-sirius:
Ikr! Madge is just mentioned in passing like "OH HAAAYY! I forgot to tell you! Madge spontaneously dies with no background story? Is that ok? Oh yaay her and Gale will have no story so Gale ends up alone mkay?"

Fans: W T F ?!?!

Great drawing though!! <3 What's the fic called I think I've read it
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Maiasm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Hahaha!! That's exactly how it happened! I was like "WHAT DO YOU MEAN SHE'S DEAD JUST LIKE THAT?! NO RE-WRITE THAT PART NOW!" lmao!

Actually, I'm not done with the fic that I drew this one for. My computer crashed on me, so I've got to get the story back when it gets fixed. It's set several years after Mockingjay ends. The fic that I did finish is called is set during Catching Fire, though. Natuarally, it Gale/Madge, too. lol.
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:icondamon-finnick-sirius:
shiiiett. I've actually read Secrets! :D I was like WTF?! Oh maan!
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doraweasley Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Oh I love this ship! Imho, SC didn't get a few things right in the end... I really don't get why she included the small Gale/Madge hints in CF if she wasn't going to follow them up in MJ. Anyway, beautiful drawing!! Good luck with the fic!
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:icondamon-finnick-sirius:
AWWHHEE. Ikr. I say Madge's alive then she's alive goddamn it! I LOOOOVVEEE IT ;) Soo cute. Gale looks like he adores her. She looks like she's happy to be there (not that I blame her) I usually cant stand Gale in Gale/Katniss love Gale in Gale/Madge though. :) greaaat work!!
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shatteredmyth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I love it!
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samus94 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
I love madge...so sad when SC killed her off
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julvett Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This is such a sweet picture- the romance definitely shows! I was really hoping for some more Gale/Madge stuff after I finished Catching Fire since it was so obvious Katniss was going to choose Peeta. I thought something definitely may have happened between them while Katniss was in the Hunger Games, but the fact that Gale didn't seem to have much of a reaction to her death kind of killed it. This picture totally makes me want to ship them again though!
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omgmaree Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
That's really cute! And wow, Madge's got some hair doesn't she?

And I say if we didn't see a body then she's not dead and that's it ;p
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wolfienur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I'm not a fan of Gale/Madge but this picture is really adorable. Loved how you did Madge and her hair. x)

"Apparently, TG/SB is a bad way to go, because one of them will die." <--Sooo true.
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bella-sk8er Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
awwz :aww: I love Gale and Madge.. they're so cute :love:
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EmbryH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
lol yes, I agree with gale/madge ^^
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BlackRoseOpal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU"RE MAKING A NEW GALE/MADGE FANFICTION! YAAYAYAYAYAY! BTW love the picture. well done
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axdreamximagination Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
When I first saw this, I thought it was Katniss's mom and dad when they were young. Really cute though :)
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DesolatePages Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I love it! I'm a huge Gale/Madge fan, but I also love Mr/Ms Everdeen and Haymitch/Maysilee!

They're all so cute and d'aww and it's just not fair that ever single one of them died x-x Lol... Madge, Mr Everdeen, and Maysilee! It's crazy, I tell you!
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posionwood Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
This is lovely! Yay Gale with facial hair! :D

I know, I just don't think that Town Girls and Seam Boys should be together, because they probably all are ill fated.

I agree too! Madge didn't die, she somehow escaped and live, because she's awesome like that.

Gale/Madge have to be one of my favorite pairings for Hunger Games... so I don't care about Mockingjay when it comes to these too. (Although I did like Mockingjay!)
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w0ven Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I stick by Gale/Madge thoroughly and will continue to draw for them, because I go down with my ship! Hahaha.

Yes! :highfive:
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quafflelicious Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
ahhhhh can't wait to read it.... tg/sb pairings are awesome.
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hladzo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww~ <3
So cute~
...Am I sick when I firstly saw Madge/Haymitch in it..?
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julvett Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Lol, perhaps another crack/pairing to add to your list? :giggle:
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hladzo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no xDDD
My list is getting really long~ xDD
Looks like I do only nice ones, not some like SnowxRue xD
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Maiasm Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Lol :laugh:

No, I can understand that. Gale is supposed to be a little older here, so he could look like Haymitch because of the scruff. But, it's DEFINITELY Gale. I wouldn't go down the Madmitch road. Hahaha.
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hladzo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Madmitch.. xDD
Sound as insane as it really is :D
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darkened0love Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
sweet
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collective-soul Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I wish she lived, Gale and her would've been good together, and Katniss could've been with Peeta,
everything would've been 'all fine and dandy' :lol:
Love the drawing by the way! (:
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