Merry Christmas! - White Hard-Mode: Episode 10

12-25-2015

 
Ho ho ho! It's finally here! Episode 10 of White Hard-Mode.

Geeze, it's been ages hasn't it? Not even going to go back and count how long it was since the last episode (it would probably depress me too much.) This definitely took longer than I thought it would to finish, it's been sitting at roughly 75% done for a while now, but I just couldn't make myself sit down and finish it. Kinda lost some of that will power I guess.

This Episode's kinda on the shorter side, and it's not really very plot heavy. The content of this Episode was almost contained to an Episode 9.5 style sketch filler, until I remembered a certain set piece that I needed to touch on in the plot. I also thought it would be nice to come back with a kind of sillier episode since there's been so much plot in the story lately ("lately" maybe not being the right word...) For those of you disappointed by this, don't despair, the next Episode gets back to the intrigue.

I think this Episode is very comparable to FireRed: Hard-Mode Episode 15 (the Safari Zone episode.) Just a silly romp with weird supporting characters. But remember, in the end of Episode 15 Ruby's Charizard evolved, so don't be so sure there's nothing of significance waiting at the end of this one either...

I guess I should also possibly post some kind of trigger warning? I'm not sure if anyone who follows my stuff actually needs one of these (otherwise you'd likely have blocked my site some time ago) but there is a panel on this page that some might find disturbing, hopefully no one gets upset.

Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker. Hope everyone enjoys the comic!

It's good to be back.
-Nuzlocke
12-16-2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
12-25-2015
Vasilion
Talk about a great Christmas gift! It's still as hilarious as ever.
12-25-2015
Drewko
Huh, that Charizard...
If Ruby's Bruce was send to the prehistory, and we assume that it was Bruce... holy cow he's a damn old one 'Zard. And there's a chance that he's still alive.
12-25-2015
El Dog
Thanks for the christmas gift Nuz!
12-25-2015
A man who enjoys apples
Good to see you back, Nuz!
12-25-2015
superfogg
@Drewko

Actually Bruce was sent 40 years in the past before the events of Fire Red Hard mode, so 43 years in the past of the events of White Hard mode
12-25-2015
Mugga
Wonderful art and hilarious strip, good work my mugga.
12-25-2015
wedward
Best christmas present ever
12-25-2015
Chris
Best. Christmas. Ever!
12-25-2015
mattelonian
You don't know me, but I'm on the forum and I've been following for ages, so I kind of feel like the apocalypse is upon us now that you've updated XD It's so good!
12-25-2015
Store Clerk
Legit
12-25-2015
Osarumon
What if Bruce is Isis after he died from the 40+ years of looking for him.
12-25-2015
PsychicEevee0103
I went on to get a little inspiration on my own hard-mode (Sapphire Hard Mode, no comprehension included aside from my memory since I'm playing it in Japanese) and I see an update! I can say without a doubt that this is the best of the two/three Christmas presents I got this year!
12-25-2015
The Prophet
HOOOOOOOOLY FUUUUUUCK

You sly son of a bitch, you delivered! He finally delivered!

Happy Holidays, everyone. Love, Sango & Prophet
12-25-2015
Crican
YOU FINALLY POSTED OMG
12-25-2015
Theincrediblemrfandom
Oh plz no trigger warning. This episode was tame compared to that time cheren ripped that plasma dudes heart out.
12-25-2015
Ky
HOLY FUCK. THE HYPE IS REAL. IT'S BACK BABY
12-25-2015
Anon
And you people in the comments thought Nuz had left us again! ;p
Good to have you and Hard Mode back, man! Hopefully getting one done helps kickstart your motivation, lol. Have a good Christmas and New Year for us!
12-25-2015
Sylvan
I was hoping.

I was hoping so long for a Christmas miracle, that Nuzlocke would be waiting to finally upload on the 25th after teasing us with another hiatus.

I never thought it would actually happen.

Glad you're back, buddy.
12-25-2015
Poturtle
EYYYYYYYYYYY
AYEAerbfjvsdvhblohAI:SGF v
The happiness level is through the roof.
12-25-2015
oceanboy86
Ah, good old episode 15, I actually remember that one by name.
Seems to do it justice, also I really hope no one reading this needs a trigger warning.
(The old man in front of the all girl gym and the copious amounts of violence ce anywhere else make that clear.
12-26-2015
sumphatguy
Calling it now. Charizard became Reshiram.
12-26-2015
PBnJ
Nuz updates? All of my yes is given.

That panel where all the Duckletts started raining down from the heavens was pretty dang funny. Anyone whose played this game (or its inferior sequels) can relate.
12-26-2015
Darkside2
it´s.... it´s finally happening, holy shit, i can´t believe it, thanks for countinuing this awesome webcomic!!
12-26-2015
Sean
YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Should've checked on Christmas, best boxing day!
12-27-2015
Jack
At last!
He finally updated the nuzlocke!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs
12-27-2015
Skitten
Thanks for the Christmas gift! I was a little disappointed that the gym battle wasn't included, but the ending got me really excited. The possibility that Ruby and Bruce will be reunited is what's kept me around!
12-27-2015
ayy lmao
@sumphatguy That's actually a really plausible theory, if it weren't for the fact that he's playing a White version, meaning he'll end up catching Zekrom and not Reshiram, who N ends up receiving. Zekrom would have to wreck Charizard/Reshiram, and I don't know if Nuz would put us through those feels.
12-27-2015
AquaTheFlygon
I was reading this story, the newest chapter you put up (thanks for updating btw), and I was like, nice nice, I like your style of writing and drawing. And so you know how I haven' t read in such a long time? I get to the end and totally freak out, remembering how deep the plot line can get. Gosh, I totally forgot. I love reading this comic!!
~Aqua
12-27-2015
ayy lmao
@sumphatguy That's actually a really plausible theory, if it weren't for the fact that he's playing a White version, meaning he'll end up catching Zekrom and not Reshiram, who N ends up receiving. Zekrom would have to wreck Charizard/Reshiram, and I don't know if Nuz would put us through those feels.
12-27-2015
Smitty W.
Woo Hoo! Thanks, Nuz!

That was great!
12-27-2015
Terminaeus
NUUUUUZZZZZZ MAH MUGGA

Hopefully they'll come easier from now on; really good to have Hard Mode back!
12-27-2015
HSSonix
inb4 he has a two month long hiatus.
12-28-2015
Jontron
What if ruby uses poketransfer on Bruce at the end, and he's not like 43 years old when they reunite
12-28-2015
fartss
This shit is awesome. Keep it up.
12-28-2015
boh...
lol, that worker's arm sure is short
12-28-2015
Steve
Love that youre back!!!! Cant wait to read more comics!!!!
12-28-2015
Kappa123
WELCOME BACK NUZ!

Great episode. A lot of foreshadowing.

Am I the only one around here that thinks N is going to/has befriended Bruce?
12-29-2015
Barack Obama
IT'S ALIVE IT'S ALIIIIVEEEEE
12-29-2015
HalfFalco
Dude Dude Dude you're back! Awesome!!!

So excited for the next episode already, this one was pretty good!!
12-29-2015
The FBI
After all the bottles on the wall, you finally delivered. Oh and don't worry, seeing as this isn't tumblr you don't need to put up any trigger warnings
12-30-2015
Scrapper1987
Glad you're back dude! Loved the comic, especially the last panel!
12-30-2015
PokeSpencerMan
WORTH IT!!! THIS WAS *SO* WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!!!!
12-31-2015
Blake
So bruce traveled for at least 23 years in search for ruby after being sent 40 years in the past, that's quite the dedication there.
12-31-2015
REPOsPuNKy
My meditation ends. It is amazing to see you back in action!
01-02-2016
TheSoulessPsychic
Anyone else notice how ruby was in the third to last panel, lying on the top of the bridge? (I also agree with Osarumon about Bruce being Isis.)
01-02-2016
Chris
@TheSoulessPsychic I don't believe Bruce will be revealed as Isis due to the fact Nuz stated, when he released the episode which first shows Isis; Yamasks are deceased humans, not pokes.
01-03-2016
Tibis
Can anyone tell me where/how can I see bigger images of this comic? Is so small that I can't even read :P
01-03-2016
Tom
Can we just talk about how cute Lilligant is in this?
01-04-2016
@Tibis
lol, if you are on windows just do ctrl+alt+= or go to zoom
01-04-2016
ZDW
is this comic alive once more or is this a bit of DLC to keep us thinking about it until it is back for real or cancelled
01-05-2016
Alieus
This is... The most politically incorrect Nuzlocke episode EVER.
BTW, great for you to be back! =D Does that Youngster just stay near the bridge to tell everybody how was it also called!?
BRUCE! BRUCE!
01-06-2016
Dialga
WORTH THE WAIT.

PS: the "protagonist" captcha doesn't work.
01-07-2016
oceanboy86
@ZDW
Its technically back for real, but assuming how long the break was, Nuz has hit some rough patches in his life recently.
The update schedule will be slowed dramatically from its peak updating speed a few years ago.
Also, Tate has his hands full with a contracted (i think) animation project and is not able to draw Spacecat until that is finished.
On the bright side, at least we are recieving news and slow updates are better than no updates.
01-07-2016
REPOsPuNKy
It was 1 year and 250 days exactly between the last hard mode update and this one.
01-07-2016
Dylan
@REPOsPuNKy well, we're in for a wild wait, aren't we?
01-08-2016
REPOsPuNKy
@Dylan Maybe, but here's hoping not eh?
01-10-2016
oceanboy86
I'll give him a few more days after holiday break ends. I know I could've used it.
01-11-2016
Bigre
I discover Nuz last year and I really love all his stuff, but I'm french and it was a bit hard to understand what happened to him. Now he's back I would like to know few things. How often he posted new episodes of Hard-Mode in the past ? How often will he post new this days ?
Anyway, glad he's back, I really love his work !
01-11-2016
Anon
@Bigre:
Nuz never really had much of a consistent schedule for his Hard Mode uploads - He tried to keep up with one in the past, but it only really lasted a month or two before he fell out of it. Even so, seeing as nobody had really heard anything from him for about a year and a half, either on here, his Twitter, or the forums, people were naturally kind of worried.
As of right now, Nuz doesn't really have a set schedule for any of his projects, with Tate being busy with the animation and working on that instead of Space Cat right now, and Nuz not having a real schedule for Hard Mode and all, but with any luck it'll be a bit faster than the 1 1/2 year break between this update and the last, lol.
01-12-2016
Dani
Nuz I've been waiting so much for an update TT^TT I'm so happy and sad. Hoping to see the next chapter soon!
01-12-2016
Pananan
NUZLOCKE HAS RETURNED FROM WAR
01-15-2016
Hendrik
Episode 15,eh?
The only thing I remember from that is the Jurrasic Park Reference wich was absolutly hilarious...
01-17-2016
Ánonymous
Re-reading this episode for the... 17th time, I hope that the little girl in the 12th panel is wearing yellow or skin coloured pants (which would be funny, since the spites show them wearing pink skirts)...
01-19-2016
Pessimist
Now we only have to wait until July 2017 for the next one
01-19-2016
Patrick
Hallelujah!
01-19-2016
Andrew
Is the yamask Isis? Like, the real one?
01-21-2016
InvisibleGrape527
I was looking back at some Firered episodes today when I came across something. In episode 11 there is a box with a news reporter in it. He talks about Team Rocket at Pokemon Tower. Running across the bottom of the screen, like a news ticker are the words "Strange activity on the coast of Cinnabar." Cinnabar is where Mew is found at the end of the comic. Just an interesting little easter egg Ż\_(ツ)_/Ż
01-21-2016
InvisibleGrape527
@Andrew the Yamask is possibly Ruby's dead sister. Its Dex entry says that it was once human.
01-23-2016
Jack of Dragons
I am currently new to Nuzlocke, and have currently fallen in love with the comic. Unlike a lot of you, I found the comic in December so I was spared the agony of his disappearance. Although I was no stranger to the Nuzlocke challenge, when I found it I was amazed at what has become from an old stick figure to an actual colored in cartoon who I can easily recognize. This site is amazing and I am hoping that it continues.
P.S. Please Nuzlocke, do Sinnoh next, we all no it needs to be done. PLEASE.
P.P.S. Isis is most likely not having any affiliation with charizard or Ruby, simply put, she is a character that we want to believe has meaning, i implied has meaning but actual doesn't as a joke.
01-24-2016
NO GOD PLEASE NO
Dear God don't do Sinnoh.
01-25-2016
Jack of Dragons
Platinum is my all time favorite of the pokemon series. Please you have to make a strip about Platinum, is one of the best.
01-25-2016
Tate
Hello everyone! Since I don't have post-making abilities I have to just comment my current news.
For anyone who is interested, the animation I contributed to is out now! It was the biggest gig I've had yet for my new studio Distracting By Design, so this is pretty big news for me personally. You can see it featured on Yahoo! Music here-
https://rising.yahoo.com/post/138032074068/video-premiere-sunflower-dead-get-weird-with

My segments are interspersed, bonus points for whoever can find the part/s I did. (They tend to look more Space-Cat-Style).

Anywho this means I'm hopping back on the Space Cat train! Toot toot! I'll be getting to drawing the newest strip this very evening. Now, you folks need to factor in production time and the buffer that Nuzlocke likes to build up. So I have no idea when he wants to actually put out any new material- the point is I will at least be DRAWING it starting today! Yahoo!

For those who want to keep up to date on my other activities, feel free to follow me on twitter @_masontate or my studio's twitter @distbydes. I'll probably post about Space Cat progress on there.

Hope you guys like the animation, and I'll be in touch soon!

Love,
Tate
01-26-2016
Anon
The animation came up great, Tate! I'm glad the gig worked out for you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future, Space Cat or otherwise!
01-26-2016
YEEEEEEE
SPACE CAT
01-27-2016
MasterSango
@Tate
Thank you for the update, Tate.
01-28-2016
Jimmy Carter
Thanks, Tate!
01-29-2016
Noth
Thanks for the update Tate! Cool animation, though I really can't tell which parts you've done.
01-29-2016
Anonymous
>It's good to be back.
01-31-2016
Anynonomous
RIP Nuzlocke again
2015-2015
01-31-2016
Risen
my god. 1 year 250 days. i checked the site every day for this, but i gave up last summer checking every morning..and now its here. please. i need to know the plot of Bruce!!!!!!!!
01-31-2016
CharmToy
I've waited like 2 years to know what was up with Yamask.I didn't get any answers. This episode was great either way, keep up the good work. I can only hope there isn't another massive hiatus.
I feel like I need to reread the whole series now since I haven't looked at it in months.
02-01-2016
Friendly reminder
@Tate
Fix the Protagonist CAPTCHA
02-02-2016
Some Guy
I kept checking, not actually expecting an update.... I'm glad I was wrong.
02-02-2016
Havey Gogh
Oh God it's happening again!!!
02-02-2016
Smoked Salmon
So I guess that we're in that "Nuzlocke's Dead" state again, huh?
02-03-2016
We're drunk
I honestly wouldn't blame him for dying for a while
He has other shit to do, I'm just glad he hasn't actually stopped.
02-03-2016
We're drunk
Wtf
since when did this comment section start censoring words
02-03-2016
Anon
@We're drunk
I have no idea what you're talking about, dude. Not seeing any censorship on my end. I'm guessing you can't see the word shit in your first comment, considering you replied with that right afterwards? Maybe it's a setting on your browser or something. Everything looks normal on my end, though -Shrugs-
02-04-2016
Bigre
@Anon
Thx for your reply, I just see it !
I was thinking about something, does Nuz didn't continue to draw because he was kind of bored of it or is it a problem of "free-time" ?
If he has problems to draw it because he is kind of bored but he forced himself to do it for us, it sucks. Maybe something like Landwalker does in his Yellow Nuzlocke (sort of summary of the end barely drawn) could be a good option for both him and us (if I don't know how it ends I think I will be devastated hahaha) ...
02-05-2016
Bigre
@Anon
Thx for your reply, I just see it !
I was thinking about something, does Nuz didn't continue to draw because he was kind of bored of it or is it a problem of "free-time" ?
If he has problems to draw it because he is kind of bored but he forced himself to do it for us, it sucks. Maybe something like Landwalker does in his Yellow Nuzlocke (sort of summary of the end barely drawn) could be a good option for both him and us (if I don't know how it ends I think I will be devastated hahaha) ...
02-08-2016
The Prophet
Hey, you guys should make 5,000 comments on this post.
That way, Nuzlocke will have no choice but to pay attention to my demands.

Or something like that. We've already proven that we don't need an excuse
to make 4,000 comments, why should we need one now? Get off my back and start posting.
02-09-2016
TatsumiWarrior
Hey nuz/Tate have y'all got facebook/a facebook page?
02-11-2016
Ánonymous
Well then... to 5,000!
02-11-2016
Facebook Page
Space Cat Facebook- https://m.facebook.com/nuzlockespacecat/
02-11-2016
Kite Desorio
Can we make it to over 9,000?
02-11-2016
Smoked Salmon
Don't encourage the spammers.
02-11-2016
TatsumiWarrior
thx m8
02-12-2016
Lordsavor
-Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker
Nuz 2015

"A bit quicker" well atleast it isnt 1 year and were back at nuzlocke is dead statement again...
02-12-2016
Zamná
I hope you came back, im a fan of your hard mode cómics.
Saludos desde Oaxaca México
02-13-2016
Lordsavor
-Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker
Nuz 2015

"A bit quicker" well atleast it isnt 1 year and were back at nuzlocke is dead statement again...
02-14-2016
Jack of Dragons
101.......So many more comments to go.

Let's get spamming
02-15-2016
Tatsumi Warrior
@kite desorio
Why not over 9,000
02-15-2016
Ace Raptor
Glad to have ya back, Nuz!!👍👍👍👍👍👍
02-15-2016
Jack of Dragons
Because the actual translation is 4,000. The 9,000 remark was created because that was the only thing that the english dub could make Vageta say. Still, it's an interesting thought
02-18-2016
Luc
I hope this series will come back full force next time. Even though I love it, it takes so long to update. :(
02-22-2016
Ánonymous
So... still no update yet?

See you un a year and some months.
02-22-2016
Jack of Dragons
That's just sad
02-23-2016
Mustungun
So here we are again. Damn
02-23-2016
Jack of Dragons
I wish it didn't have to be this way but we have no choice.

NUZ! WHERE ARE YOU! RETURN TO US NUZ!
02-25-2016
Ánonymous
Another Thursday without Space Cat or any news.

And yeah, the "Protagonist name" captcha is still busted.
02-26-2016
Anon
So, Nuzfans, how many of you saw the direct earlier? What did you think?
02-27-2016
JayFenn
@Anon It was pretty hype. Apparently the new games are gonna be based on Singapore but that's just a theory I heard. I don't think Pokemon Sun and Moon are the greatest names but I'm sure it'll be relevant to the story somehow. To bad no gameplay or anything :/
02-27-2016
Anon
Yeah, I've heard that theory too. Other people are saying Greece or England, too. Either way, what we've seen of the concept art and all looks interesting - I like the building with the Horsea fountain, and the model of the bird Pokémon they showed looks like it'll be a pretty cute Pidgey clone, based on people's interpretations of what we saw. People are saying it looks like a woodpecker, which I'd be totally down for having on my team.
...
And also for beating up because these dumbass woodpeckers keep pecking at the siding on my house goddamn things have no chill lmao.
As far as Sun and Moon go, I don't mind the names all that much. Good for shitposting about (🌝🌚), and maybe they'll make some new evolutions that use the sun and moon stones.
As a side note, happy 20th anniversary of the series! I'm celebrating by glitching my new download of Blue to hell and back ;p
02-28-2016
John Doe
The new games seem like they'll be good, but I can't choose until legendaries and exclusives are revealed. What changes besides trading and transfer have been made to Red/Blue/Yellow, anyways?
02-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
I just want to know the starters. Legendary pokemon I barely use and regions are all the same. But the starters are never consistent.
03-01-2016
DICKS Oak
>But the starters are never consistent.
'cept for Gens 3 through 5, of course. Dat Fire/Fighting.
03-01-2016
Jack of Dragons
But the stats change, so the battle style varies. Blasiken is one punch man, Infernape is a quick and light boxer, and Emboar is a tank.
03-01-2016
Pizza
sigh. I remember the First Great Wait and hope with despotism that suchly recurrences do not await us.
03-02-2016
TatsumiWarrior
Oi Tate where you at? What are you wambo camboing?
03-04-2016
JayFenn
The worst part about the Great Wait I and possibly the Great Wait II is that they don't even update their Twitter or Facebook. For all we know, they legit could have died or something. #Pray4Nuz #Pray4Tate
03-04-2016
JayFenn
The worst part about the Great Wait I and possibly the Great Wait II is that they don't even update their Twitter or Facebook. For all we know, they legit could have died or something. #Pray4Nuz #Pray4Tate
03-04-2016
JayFenn
Srry about the re-post thing. idk how that happened. Also, is the person called @Ky in the comments Kynim?
03-08-2016
ThePundit
No one cares but..
Huge fan of writing, Pokémon, and original Pokémon: Hardmode series. Did my own B2 Nuzlocke and intended to write a dramatized version much like this. I lucked out and managed to get female combee (2.5 percent). In the end, I too died to the last Pokémon of champion (Haxorus), because I misinterpreted the move Destiny Bond (I thought my Pokémon would be bonded to his for more than a turn), which lowered my guard and allowed Haxorus' Dragon Dance to slip through. End of story right there. Would've made for a good fanfiction had I not gotten lazy.

I don't know why I'm posting this, but I just want to tell you how much of a fan I am. I absolutely love your story direction and humor, how much your art has evolved, and how you're creating a greater story for a medium like a Pokémon game. Great plot by the way. I check your site almost every day in hope of a new episode, I hope you find the time to write more of this series someday.

Have a great day :D
03-09-2016
The Prophet
Look, all I'm saying is, if you had trouble against The One Reborn, you're a casul.
03-10-2016
RIP and tear
>It's good to be back
>It's good to be back
>It's good to be back
>It's good to be back
>It's good to be back
03-10-2016
Wowie Zowie
And just like that he's gone again.

Or it just takes a while for him to draw.
03-10-2016
Jack of Dragons
We wait in darkness for his arrival,
and in our slumber our hunger will grow.
For without his story of fate and rival,
our force will break the world we know.
03-10-2016
Ozoom
I think you guys are just overreacting he asked us what would we prefer hard mode in small chunks or all at once and i bet the majority said all at once. The comics just separately take probably 2 weeks to make so i wouldn't be surprised if thats wants taking him so long
03-10-2016
Ozoom
Its either that or he's dead
03-11-2016
Jack of Dragons
Let's take a poll.
Who here thinks he's dead, who here thinks he's on another hiatus, and who here thinks he's being slow.
03-11-2016
Anon
Given that Tate has already let us know that the animation is finished and still no word on Space Cat despite updating regularly prior to Tate's work on the animation, I'm going to cast my vote on hiatus, or perhaps focusing more on Pokémon Hard Mode than Space Cat, resulting in slow updates as a whole. Either way, I doubt he's dead.
03-11-2016
JayFenn
I don't actually think he died btw. I'd just say another hiatus. Not as long this time tho
03-12-2016
Freezachu92
I think he's just being slow.
03-13-2016
T?
Guys, didn't you read the comic? Mewtwo's psychic bubble thing sent Nuz into the future. That's why it takes so long to update.
03-13-2016
Jack of Dragons
HA. THAT'S FUNNY. XD
03-13-2016
Ánonymous
My answer to the poll: He grew bored of this part of his life. At the beginning (the original Nuzlocke) and up to the Elite 4 part of Kanto, he had been doing this as a hobby, he was a student and he was young. But then the drug issue happened, he got a job (and probably finished school) and that meant new responsabilities, which came first instead of his silly comic.

Months passed, maybe he got contacted by some fans or even Tate. He knew he had to do something, but avoided it altogether.

So, he tried it for one last time, to taste if he could get back into creating the stories for Tate to draw and the comics of the Nuzlocke. The stories were kind of easy, since he only had to imagine how SpaceCat was going to end -most of the plot had happened before the hiatus, and while there's still more to come, it's just to tie the lost plot themes.

But in the case of the Nuzlocke, first he had to remember what had hapened almost a year prior in his game, then find a way to make it fun to read (and add outside-the-game stuff to make it worth an issue) then make the rough drawings, then polish them up (or even scan them, if he draws in paper first) then colour it, then upload it... It's too much effort for something that he's just not interested in anymore (and worse of all, doesn't give him any benefits besides some fans that happen to recognize him and some pokérespect).

He has even said it himself. Look at this:

"This definitely took longer than I thought it would to finish, it's been sitting at roughly 75% done for a while now, but I just couldn't make myself sit down and finish it. Kinda lost some of that will power I guess."

He had worked on it, but he didn't have the will to finish it. He just hasn't it anymore. And worse of all, it is not fun anymore, so he forced himself to pull this last issue.

I undestand Nuz; it has been, what, six years since he began drawing this things on /v/? He has changed -and so do we- and I bet he has more important things to do in his life than create silly drawings for people whom he won't meet at all.

I sincerely hope that Nuzlocke returns and ends this story, but, as time goes on, I think the possibilities become slimmer and slimmer.
03-13-2016
Ánonymous
P.S.: Nuz, if you're out there and read that last comment, please, PLEASE, don't take it as an offense. That's what I guess i has happened in in these last two years, but (obviously) I don't hold the truth.

I hope you're doing fine and wish you the best.
03-13-2016
Jack of Dragons
Well that was awesome up until that last statement. I felt satisfaction, but with your additional wuss out comment I feel no emotion at all anymore. Thanks
03-13-2016
TatsumiWarrior
That seems pretty plausible @Anon
03-14-2016
Yay
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

Nuz just said on twitter that he's still working on the next chapter but he's just at a writers block atm.

03-14-2016
Freezachu92
@Jack of Dragons
Anon didn't wuss out. They just didn't want to sound like a jerk and offend Nuzlocke.
03-14-2016
JayFenn
ERMEGERD HE'S RIGHT. First time posting since last episode of hard mode lol
Also, he's not dead :]
03-14-2016
JayFenn
^^^^ In response to @Yay ^^^^
03-14-2016
Jack of Dragons
HOLY F***ING S*** THE PHOENIX HAS EMERGED FROM THE ASHES!!!
03-15-2016
Phantasm.Angel
MUH PHOENIX
03-16-2016
JareBear!!!!
Okay I tried to hold it in because I didn't want to come off as rude but I can't be the only one thinking the same thing right? I'm really hoping the Speedrun comic isn't completely dead, there was so much potential to it. Maybe Nuzlocke will try again after spacecat is finished and hard mode is well on its way? I could definitely see him remastering it after there aren't as many projects on his plate. I have no clue if you'll see this Nuzlocke, but I was very excited to see what you were going to do with that world you were creating. I loved the comedy and the characters you were crafting! I saw the polished gemstone your comic was capable of becoming, and I hope I'll see that gem in the future! But I'd understand if the concept doesn't thrill you anymore. After all the best part about comics like these is having fun writing them, and its exhausting to try and write something you don't care for anymore. Anyways, thank you to whoever reads this and have a wonderful day! :)
03-17-2016
JayFenn
@JareBear!!!! Bro. It takes him long enough to update just on of his comics. If he had another thing to work on it would take even longer. Trust me, I'd love to see speedrun rise from the grave to but at this point, I'd just like to see more than on hard mode comic per year
03-18-2016
Spike
"It's good to be back"

Proceeds to disappear again.
03-18-2016
Anonymous
When Isis is introduced she says "I... Sis..." and May is your sister. If Yammask is a dead human, could it not be May who disappeared at the end of Ruby playthrough?
03-19-2016
JayFenn
@Anonymous May is not your sister bro. She's your next door neighbor and Prof Birch's daughter not Norman's. Also, since when did she disappear at the end of the Ruby playthrough? She just shut Ruby out of her house.
03-19-2016
Plumpy21
LOL, almost 3 months now.... We are the followers of a dying cartoon.
03-19-2016
BibleThump
Maybe Nuz is shooting for a "Christmas and Easter" church-type update schedule.
03-20-2016
Jack of Dragons
Nuzlocke has become more than something we have to wait in order to experience. It has become a living, breathing entity that allows for so many more forms of itself to be displayed. Nuzlocke has spawned a game style and a forum that has reshaped what it means to play Pokemon. Sure the original may die out, but that doesn't mean Nuzlocke will die out with it. People will continue to make comics and their will always be new creators making strange rules and new styles. We are spreading from our roots and becoming more. So rise now, rise from the roots, and become something new
03-20-2016
NUZYOUASS
DRAW THIS SHIT YOU FUCKING NOTHING! YOU WILL DIE! YOU WILL DIE TILL YOU ARE DEAD YOU FUCKING FUCKER!
03-20-2016
Jack of Dragons
holy shit.... :¦
03-21-2016
Anon
...Well aside from that.

Speaking of fan runs, are any of you working on a Nuzlocke right now? Any plans on posting it somewhere, if you aren't doing so already?

I'm currently working on a run of White - I'm up to the Elite Four with only three deaths, which is pretty good compared to my previous runs of it. (No shiny Audino carrying my team this run though, lol) I'm currently grinding all of my catches to level 45 for plot reasons and my actual team to level 50 or higher - Considering I've got a full box of Pokémon in need of training, I think it may take a while :p But hey, I'm having fun with it! Once it's all said and done, I'm going to polish up my notes and attempt to make a comic out of it. I'll let you know how it goes!
03-22-2016
TatsumiWarrior
Sounds pretty good Anon where are you thinking of posting it?
03-22-2016
Jack of Dragons
Hay Nuz. Are you their? Hay, are you there bud? You kind of dropped off the map for a while. You doing okay? Nuz? Nuzlocke, buddy, where are you? It's okay, you can come out, we wont hurt you. Where are you Nuz?
03-22-2016
nuzplease
Nuz, please come back. We all miss you dude. C'mon Nuz why do you have to do this to all of your fans.
03-22-2016
Anon
At the moment, I'm probably going to post it on my DeviantArt account, or make a separate one so as not to spam my current watchers with stuff they don't care about. Might make a thread on the forums for it as well, and I'll probably post updates on my tumblr when I remember to (though they'll be interrupted by a load of shitposting between them), lol.
03-22-2016
Chris
I recently started a White Nuzlocke in honor of this one NEVER BEING COMPLETED, and I am dismayed to announce that I already lost after the third gym. I had lost my Tepig early on, and I was going out to fight Bianca after I crushed Burgh with my over-leveled Boldore. My team consisted of Stronghold the Boldore (level 26), Copper the Herdier (level 21), Triumph the Petilil (level 18), and Rocky the Sandile (level 17).

I started with my Herdier, and she sent out her Herdier as well. Unfortunately, I had Sand Rush, whereas her Herdier had Intimidate, so I was in a bad position. I ended up taking down the Herdier, although Copper had taken massive damage. She was sending out her Servine next, and this is when I realized I was screwed. Petilil couldn't do any damage to the Servine, since Servine was immune to Leech Seed and Sleep Powder, and took minimal damage from Mega Drain. Both Stronghold and Rocky didn't want to take him on 1 v 1, so I decided to stay in. Bad mistake. I missed two Take Downs in a row, which Servine used to use Growth twice. I try to attack again, and get murdered by Leaf Tornado. My backup plan was to use Strongarm's Sturdy to survive, then retaliate HARD with Rock Blast.

The opposing Servine used Leaf Tornado!
Rocky holds on with Sturdy!
Rocky used Rock Blast!
The opposing Servine dodged the attack!

And this is when I knew I was screwed. This is the first Nuzlocke I've ever lost. It's depressing.
03-22-2016
Jack of Dragons
Sounds like the nuzlocke decided that your cause was unworthy. I don't decide the minds of the gods, but clearly they found this quest at fault at some point. I mean you had like three missed attacks in a row, which is bull honky. Bad luck bro.
03-22-2016
Chris
You know, looking back at it, the run as a whole was pretty ridiculous. Things were going wrong left and right. Critical hits killing my next teammate, then getting dual critical hits on my Pidove in a double battle against two Tympoles, killing it. Oh, and the fact that my Tepig was killed because it couldn't two-hit kill a Patrat in the FIRST GYM and got hit with a full-power Bide.
03-22-2016
Chris
Oh, I forgot to mention that my accuracy had been lowered by Leaf Tornado, so that gave Rock Blast an even lower accuracy.
03-22-2016
Jack of Dragons
Still, that nuzlocke was out to get you man. That just seems a little too conveniently brutal for it not to be.
03-23-2016
Anon
Oh man, that Nuzlocke sounds like it was fucking brutal. RNG must prefer some other run to the original :p I've had things go wrong before in my Nuzlockes, but usually that's due to my own stupidity (Hello, forgetting to heal before trying to get the Fresh Water from the gym and getting wrecked half to death by N's Sigilyph) or the sheer ridiculousness of some gen I mechanics (Looking at you, speed-based criticals), rather than... Well, that. But hey, even if you lost, props to you for sticking with it despite all the bullshit it threw at you! From the sounds of it, I probably would have been tempted to restart once my starter fell to that Patrat. Sounds like the run was out to get you. Hopefully your next one will make up for it!
03-23-2016
Chris
Well, I decided that I'm going to restart the run and record it on the Nuzlocke forums. It's titled: The New Kid on the Block: Spike's First RECORDED Nuzlocke!
03-23-2016
Chris
Well, I decided that I'm going to restart the run and record it on the Nuzlocke forums. It's titled: The New Kid on the Block: Spike's First RECORDED Nuzlocke!
03-23-2016
Chris
Sorry for the double post. That was unintentional.
03-23-2016
Jack of Dragons
No worries, this thread is broke.
03-24-2016
JayFenn
Gettin' close to 200 boys. Who wants to bet we'll make it there before Nuz's next post
03-24-2016
Jack of Dragons
One step closer.

The odds are against us,
it won't be easy but we're not going to do it alone.
03-24-2016
KiteDesorio
One step closer to the edge....I"M ABOUT TO BREAK!
-Linkin Park

Anyway, I have been wondering. What do you guys think happened to Nuz? I think he actually was involved with the time distortion just after he sent ruby forward in time. SO this mean the Nuz we used to know is actually 50 years old with life alert.
03-24-2016
Jack of Dragons
OH MY GOD!!!

Nuz is out there somewhere drooling on the carpet because he can't reach his life alert. SEND OUT A SEARCH PARTY, we got an old a** cartoonist to find!
03-25-2016
JayFenn
Happy Easter to all who celebrate it. Maybe if we're lucky, Nuz will do an Easter update like he did with Christmas :P
03-25-2016
JayFenn
OhmygOsh I just watched the video the first person that commented linked. Pls help me it's 2016 now that shouldn't still be happening. #Pray4JayFenn ;_;
03-25-2016
Spot
@JayFenn 200? Pssh, Such an optimist! I'll say we hit 500 comments before next Nuz post
03-26-2016
JayFenn
@Spot Lol yeah it wouldn't surprise me at all if we made it that far b4 his next post either but one can always hope. Although, comments start slowing down after awhile and Nuz did say that he would be starting work on the next episode because he's finished his writing thing he was doing.
03-26-2016
TatsumiWarrior
@Jayfenn
Yeah we need something to boost the comment flow and traffic of people coming back to Nuz's website
03-26-2016
JayFenn
@Spot Lol yeah it wouldn't surprise me at all if we made it that far b4 his next post either but one can always hope. Although, comments start slowing down after awhile and Nuz did say that he would be starting work on the next episode because he's finished his writing thing he was doing.
03-26-2016
JayFenn
@TatsumiWarrior Actually it's pronounced JayFenn :P
Also, something needs to be done about the protagonist CAPTCHA and the bloody repeating messages crap
03-26-2016
Ánonymous
So... lets get 200 messages in here!
03-26-2016
Smoked Salmon
#FreeNuzlocke
03-27-2016
Cloverlord
¦¦ I'm starting to get reeeeaaaally curious about Yamask.

Like, really curious.
I'm making predictions and shit.
03-28-2016
Kirihum
I just read the whole thing...
My life feels empty now.
And after seeing how slow it updates I'm even sadder.
Anyone got good theories on who Isis is?And remember,Isis can't be one of Ruby's old Pokemon.
03-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
Isis is May. She appeared once, clearly had some relationship with Ruby based on the way they talked. Hoenn goes through deadly crap every other tuesday so, May dies in an accident and wakes up as a yamask....

I'm just spitballin here
03-29-2016
Anon
It's a miracle!

---MAJOR SPOILERS FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO READ MY NUZLOCKE (Mentioned above) WHEN IT'S POSTED---

Or perhaps one could say... They're alive, dammit! It's a miracle! (Okay no I never actually finished watching that show and half of you probably have never heard of it I'm sorry lmao)

But in all seriousness, I have successfully defeated the Elite Four, N, and Ghetsis with no deaths! In total, I lost only three Pokémon over the course of the Nuzlocke, all of whom I expected (based on past experience and the journeys of others) and was prepared to lose at some point.

As to be expected, many of the final battlers put up a hell of a fight - Marshal in particular surprised me with how difficult the battle was - but in the end, my team of Chandelure, Leavanny, Throh, Musharna, Samurott, and Stoutland/Zekrom (And yes I actually used Zekrom despite it being underleveled and only replacing team members upon their deaths because plot) pulled through! Even the team headed by my shiny Audino in my last Nuzlocke of White didn't have that much luck when fighting the final bosses, so I couldn't be more proud of my Pokémon! I'm currently writing out notes for the final scenes, and then it's on to drafting it properly - I can't wait to share their story!

As a side note - Despite only using 9 (10 technically) different Pokémon on my team through the whole game, plot-side every catch I made actually has a personality/backstory and participates in the climax. And I managed to make every possible catch in the areas of the game I had access to, plus rules allowing gift Pokémon and gift eggs regardless of where they're obtained/hatched (Considering the rule is only that you can only "catch" the first Pokémon per area ;p), which means over 30 Pokémon never used properly in the game are going to be drawn and given stories despite a lack of plot relevance until the very end.

...I've got a lot of work to do, lol.

---END SPOILERS FOR MY NUZLOCKE RUN---

So yeah, today's been a pretty good day for me. How are you all doing?
03-30-2016
Lionheart261
Uh, guys. I don't mean to be an alarmist(I was expecting him to still be gone for a while) but we're about two days away from April Fools and he hasn't posted anything yet here or on his social media. I'm starting to get concerned, particularly since the last hiatus started shortly after his last April Fools thing.
03-31-2016
KiteDesorio
Like I said @Lionheart261, he has traveled in time to the future. His life alert is pinging and we need to save him. Have you made a time machine yet?
03-31-2016
Ánonymous
So, what you're saying is that Nuz has fallen and he can't get up?
03-31-2016
Pixy
Huh, doesn't this site usually go down on April 1st? Ah well. I get a horrible feeling that Nuz is never gonna post again, so it's been fun. Thanks friend. See you again.
03-31-2016
Melk
@Anon I'm working on a gijinka nuzlocke.
Not gonna make it creepy like most gijinka runs, though, trying to make it a generic fighting shonen (DBZ).
04-01-2016
JayFenn
Have a free comment. 100% no cost no strings attached. For more great deals, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
04-01-2016
Ánonymous
So, it's April First again. In case this site goes down, be it temporarilly or in a definite basis, I just want to say that it has been a nice ride. You guys deserve my Pokérespect.
04-01-2016
Jack of Dragons
Good bye you freaky kids
04-01-2016
len
just a april fools post would be enough
04-01-2016
JayFenn
Have a free comment. 100% no cost no strings attached. For more great deals, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
04-02-2016
Smoked Salmon
Nice try @JayFenn, I know it is a rickroll. From the constant unoriginality from this April Fools, I've memorized the video ID of that video. If you don't know what I'm talking about, maybe this link would help a bit...

http://bit.ly/1RCM33h
04-02-2016
Cloverlord
¦¦ Just some more shitposting here,

"I... Sis...."

Probably sounds something like, "I am your sister."

(SHUT THE FUCK UP CLOVER)
04-02-2016
Lionheart261
@Kite I was not aware of this recent development. However, I did create a time machine for my personal use. Just give me a minute-I'll go and check on him.
04-02-2016
Jack of Dragons
Okay so Nuz isn't dead and according to his recent tweets he is still able to send out tweets. Now it is simply a waiting game, but who will cave first.
This is the 201st post in the thread.
When will you cave Nuz.
You're just one man, and we are many.
We are great.
We are strong.
We are Determined.
04-02-2016
Lionheart261
Okay, I went to check on him. Turns out he didn't have a life alert, but have no fear, fellow viewers; after I checked on him, I immediately called the hospital, which sent these fancy "med droids" they have to his house immediately. He is still being kept under observation, but with the advanced medical technology of the future, he is expected to make a full recovery. He has just regained consciousness, and he would like me to send a message to his fans that he, unfortunately, was not able to send at this moment in his life. His message ran as follows:

"Whoa guys, calm the fuck down. Just because my past self has a life and bills that he needs to pay doesn't mean he's dead or off in some alternate dimension. He has been working diligently on episode 11 of White: Hard Mode; like he said in his twitter post, he's just run into a bit of writer's block, that's all. I can't quite remember when I managed to sort that out, but I do know that I got that episode out relatively quickly. As for a comment made by a user known as Anonymous, don't worry, man; it took some doing, but I managed to finish the story. In fact, I was about to end Hard Mode for good, but after I won the Powerball, I was able to pay off my house and get to work on it again, starting with Pokemon Moon. However, after I finished that, so many new games had come out that I couldn't possibly get through them all. So, I bought an A.I. assistant and programmed it to be identical to me in every way, but with an irresistible urge to work on the series bordering on insanity. As far as I can tell, things are going well; actually, "Bruce" seems to have made the series more popular than ever with his unique charm and attention to detail, not to mention he's, *gasp*, consistently updating it!
So yeah, if you're worried about the series ending, don't be. Just wait patiently and enjoy it when it does eventually come back. And whenever you start to lose hope that the series will return, remember this:
This is all happening for a reason."
-Nuzlocke, 2046.
04-03-2016
JayFenn
@Smoked Salmon You know what, I'm not even gonna go anywhere near that link lol. Have you actually memorised the URL tho? That's kinda insane >.>
Also, congrats commenters on reaching 200+ comments even though its more of a bad thing than a good thing :P
04-03-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack of Dragons Well, I don't think anyone is caving in this instance. It's not like he's finished Ep. 11 and is keeping it away from us. Besides, I'm pretty sure putting this much pressure on him will either make him rush it(which no one wants) or make him crack under the pressure and cease working on it entirely(which people want even less). Like Future Nuz said, give the man time. I'm sure he'll be back soon. In the meantime, we can always talk about shit while we wait.
04-03-2016
Jack of Dragons
Alrighty then, who here hates Donald Trump. Come on, let's get a flame war going in the comments section.
04-03-2016
Smoked Salmon
@Jack of Dragons Get out.
04-03-2016
Jack of Dragons
Okay
04-03-2016
Tuna in Water
Oh boy, politics!
04-03-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Actually, if you really want to start a flame war, you should ask "Who here likes Donald Trump?" That would get a flame war started fast.

Or, you know, you could just say that Gold and Silver are pieces of shit. That seems to work pretty well with Pokemon fans.
04-03-2016
Jack of Dragons
HOW DARE YOU SIR!!! GOLD AND SILVER WERE THE START OF POKEMON'S GOLDEN AGE! WITH A DAY NIGHT CYCLE AND NEW POKEMON ADDED OT THE SERIES ANYONE WHO SAYS....
oooooooh. I see what you did there
04-03-2016
JayFenn
Gen 5 was the best Gen no questions asked
04-03-2016
Anon
My personal opinions on the various generations (Main series only):

Gen I - The original games, so obviously very important to the series as a whole. A bit rough around the edges, especially in hindsight, but still an enjoyable experience, especially if messing around with glitches is an interest of yours.

Gen II - A major improvement over Gen I, with less glitches, better balancing, a larger world, new mechanics, new types, shiny Pokémon, breeding, the special split, and the like. Perhaps the most noticeable increase in quality between any two Pokémon generations. A major entry in the series.

Gen III - Far from perfect, but still a quality game. Introduced an improved box system, running, contests, double battles, and more. The first occurrence of an antagonistic team besides Team Rocket in the main series, and the first whose team varied by version. Introduced a tropical region with unique Pokémon designs. There were issues with the game, such as the over abundance of water routes late-game, somewhat sluggish surfing and diving speed, only one region, and no connectivity between earlier generations, but still a good entry. Also introduced the series tradition of game remakes every two handheld generations, with the updated rereleases of Gen I games Red (FireRed) and Blue/Green (LeafGreen). I may be a bit biased towards it as Sapphire was my first game, but I do still enjoy it.

Gen IV - Introduced new mechanics, including the major physical/special split, walking with Pokémon, visible gender differences, and improved contests. Mechanics-wise, one of the most major generations in the series alongside Gen II. Plot and region-wise... Not the best, but it seems to feel a bit better as time goes on, based on recent playthroughs I've seen. Somewhat awkwardly straddles the line between the excuse plots of early entries in the series and darker, more plot-focused games like the Colosseum sub-entries and Gen V. Continued the series tradition of remakes two generations later, with remakes of Gold (HeartGold) and Silver (SoulSilver), both of which have aspects of Crystal mixed in. The first generation in which I felt the remakes were superior to the main entries. Still, a major entry into the series, and likely to receive improved remakes in the future, which I look forward to.

Gen V - The first games in the main series to be released on the same handheld as the last generation, as well as the first games in the series to have two proper sequels rather than a third version (Excluding the Japanese-only Green version of Gen I). A higher focus on a darker plot than pervious games. Introduced triple and rotation battles, rustling grass and its variants, and constantly moving sprites. First main region to be based outside of Japan. One of my personal favorites from a plot, world, and character perspective, even if the mechanics introduced are less major and omnipresent in later games than ones introduced in earlier generations.

Gen VI - The first main series game rendered in 3D. Introduced trainer customization, and was the first game in the main series to allow players to explore a 3D environment and move in more than four directions. Plot and character-wise, a step back towards the games prior to Gen V, though it does have its moments. Introduced Mega Evolution, higher shiny rates, and Fairy types, though whether these are good or bad things may vary. Adjusted the experience share to make it easier on newer players, but can make the game a bit too easy for veterans of the series, especially when it starts turned on when received. Also introduced Inverse and Sky battles, which... Weren't used much, really. Continued the tradition of remakes with Sapphire (Alpha Sapphire) and Ruby (Omega Ruby), which vastly improved on the originals with new characters, a stronger plot, an even more lush world, improved contests, and the ability to fly almost anywhere in the region, even outside of towns, among other things. The second generation where I feel the remakes were stronger than the main entries, but also one of my favorites by virtue of those remakes,

Gen VII - ???

These are my personal opinions, of course - I'm sure everyone else here feels differently about some aspect, if only because we all have different tastes and thoughts on the direction the series took over time.
04-03-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Yep, mission accomplished. ;)

@Anon Yeah, I agree with most of these, and I'm glad to see that you're not one of those people who hates on Gen IV/V for no good reason.

Also, I've been thinking about how Gen V wasn't released on a new system, and how that turned out with the fanbase, and...I gotta say, I'm a bit worried about Sun and Moon, especially with how everyone's hyping it up right now. What do you guys think?
04-04-2016
JayFenn
Gen 5 is actually my favourite though no joke. The story was amaze and unlike most other people, I really liked most of the new pokemon. The characters, Gym leaders and rivals especially, were fantastic as well.

@Lionheart261 I reckon they're gonna be pretty awesome. They're made as a 20th-anniversary thing plus supposedly they've been in development since before X&Y.
04-04-2016
TatsumiWarrior
I agree mostly with Je... JayFenn

I think that Gen 5 was just beautiful, a lot was to my kind of tatse which surprised me as I played through it after I played through Omega Ruby which honestly let me down ...... I don't know I just didn't enjoy it as much I thought I would ..... I didn't live up to the hype in my mind

But let's all just remember these are just opinions

"Opinions are like armpits. Every one has one and most of them stink"
Some person some where at some time
04-04-2016
Jack of Dragons
Anyone else want to see a more integrated form of the season cycle in the next game series. Like the day and night cycle but with you can only catch ursaring in the spring and summer and beartics in the fall and winter.
04-04-2016
Anon
@Lionheart261
Yeah, I actually enjoyed gen V from the start once I got past my issues with the designs of the then-new Pokémon (Which I've come to appreciate significantly more over time), since the darker plots of the Colosseum and XD sub-series were some of my favorites growing up - I got them shortly after I got Sapphire for the first time, so they helped to form my opinion on the series, even if they aren't main series entries.
As far as gen IV goes, I will admit that they're among my least favorites as far as the main entries go, but they do seem to have gotten better since I last played them through in their entirety - I've been keeping up with Chuggaaconroy's Platinum LP, and the games seem to have aged sort of like wine. Not necessarily a fine wine, but they definitely seem to have gotten better over time, and I'm sure their eventual remakes will improve upon them even more. And of course, from a mechanics standpoint, there's no denying that they're a major entry in the series, especially with the Physical/Special split that's still a major aspect of gameplay in both casual and competitive circles to this day. I feel like even the weakest generations have their strong points - The series is continuously growing and evolving, after all!

@Jack of Dragons
I'd love to see seasons reintegrated in Sun and Moon! Between the day-night cycle and them, it really made Unova feel like a living, changing region, with the way different seasons brought different things, like snowdrifts leading to new areas and different Pokémon appearing at different rates depending on the time of year. And of course, it helps that Deerling and Sawsbuck are some of my favorite Pokémon ;p
I was kind of disappointed that X and Y didn't really implement seasons, to be honest - With ORAS being based on a more tropical region, I could understand the seasons not making an appearance there, but I feel like France is a more moderate area where the changes of the seasons would be more apparent, like they are in New York/New Jersey and the Unova region. Though I've never been there myself, of course, so I could easily be wrong, lol. Hopefully they reintegrate seasons in Gen VII - I look forward to seeing the Pokémon world change over time in 3D someday!
04-04-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack There's no doubt that they're going to be good, but still, after seeing how everyone else reacted to Gen V when it came out, Sun and Moon still being on the same system as the last gen is kinda red-flagish for me. In my opinion, I think the thing that made Gen V so universally despised at first was nothing more than a common sequel problem; not being able to fill the shoes of your predecessor. With how much people enjoyed Gen IV, living up to that only a year after the last games were released-and on the same system rather than the newly released 3DS, no less-made it lose a lot of momentum when it released. The mixed bag of Pokemon designs also didn't help. Idk, maybe Sun and Moon will be different, but I've gotta say, I'm a bit worried that it won't live up to the extraordinary amount of hype being showered onto it before we've even gotten a scrap of info on it. However, like Tatsumi said, these are just opinions, and sometimes opinions smell bad. Really, really bad. ;)
04-04-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart 261 Gen 4 DPPt was my least favourite set of new generation games (MY OPINION) so that probably made me like Gen 5 more. Gen 4 would easily be my least favourite Gen if HGSS wasn't so bloody good. The only problem I had with any of the new pokemon designs in BW was the Vanillite line and the Klink line just cause you can't make a pokemon out of an ice cream -_-. I actually really like Vanilluxe cause I had one on my team and it was beast it's just that the base of the idea was dumb. I feel like the same thing will happen to me for Gen 7. I'm not a huge fan of Gen 6 (MY OPINION) so I don't think it would be hard to be better than it. But even still, even for people who are big fans of Gen 6 I still reckon Gen 7'll trump them.
04-04-2016
JayFenn
:Side Note: The word trump is not capitalised therefore it has no relation to Donald Trump :P
04-05-2016
Turt
Who wants to play D&D
04-05-2016
Lionheart261
@Turt Don't know how, and it's almost midnight over here.

@Jayfenn I don't think you need to shout MY OPINION with regards to Gen VI. The general consensus is that it's pretty bad/disappointing. As for Gen IV, since it was my first, I am a bit biased, but seeing as I just got started on a Diamond nuzlocke and I still think the game is great even with my new standards, it obviously did some more things right than most people give it credit for. Also, totally agree with you on HGSS. Those games were the shit. I still remember the day I got SS: The beginning of Daylight Savings Time, 2010. Ah, memories. Now, of course, I haven't been able to find the damn thing for 2 years and it's driving me crazy, but still. Memories.
04-05-2016
Jack of Dragons
My first was Platinum. I fell in love with that game from the start. From the previous generations It just felt like it did everything right. I admit, it's really slow, which is one of the reasons I think a lot of people hate it. Gen IV was Great, V was great, VI could have been great but wasn't, and the previous were nostalgic greatness. Too bad pokemon is being over shadowed by Yo-kai watch
04-05-2016
JayFenn
@Jack of Dragons That comment about Yo-kai watch overshadowing pokemon better be a joke otherwise someones about to get hurt. I own Yo-kai watch and it's not to bad but no where near as good as pokemon. Plus, never watch the tv show ever.
04-05-2016
Jack of Dragons
I'm sorry, but Japan is Japan.

But, yes I am not making this up and the anime is like watching an episode of teen titans go. It's crap, knows it's crap, and yet I'm so horrified I can't change the channel until commercial break.
04-05-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay As much as I wish it were so, it isn't. Yo-kai Watch is apparently a bigger hit than Pokemon is in Japan right now, on account of how Japan centric it is. In the long run, Pokemon will probably beat it once Sun and Moon come out, but still, it's sad to think how Pokemon isn't doing well in its own country. Of course, Yo-kai Watch is probably doing terribly in the west compared to Pokemon, so there's that.
@Jack Yeah, Platinum was pretty great too, but Pearl's my personal favorite because nostalgia.
04-05-2016
Turt
@Lionheart261 We should start a D&D game. It's turn based, after all. We would just be waiting a long time between turns
How about a CYOA (choose your own adventure) thing instead?
04-06-2016
Lionheart261
@Turt Eh, could work, but the last time a role playing thing started around here, it turned the comment section into a madhouse and made me stop checking the site for months. Still, though, it does sound kinda fun. What do you suggest?
04-06-2016
TatsumiWarrior
So @Jack of Dragons are you based in japan your self?

Yeah not too long ago my Japanese teacher was talking about Yo-Kai watch and how it's really much much bigger than Pokemon and well yeah that shocked me but things will pass and new things will come I guess.
04-06-2016
Jack of Dragons
I am based in the US but I tend to keep tabs on what goes on in Japan, mostly because everything that's good in America comes from Japan.
04-06-2016
Turt
Ok, I'll think of something
04-06-2016
Ánonymous
Yikes! 230+ comments already? Have we taken it as a challenge to reach 300 before Nuzlocke's next post?

And yet, the "What's the name of Hard-Mode's protagonist" captcha is still broken...
04-06-2016
Jack of Dragons
Has anyone tried putting "Ruberto" as the protagonist captcha. I mean it is his full name. If you have please tell me before I make a fool of myself.

Too late
04-06-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack No, I haven't. Whenever I get that captcha, I just type in Ruby, click submit, and hope that the new captcha is one that my computer already remembers the answer to.
04-06-2016
Jack of Dragons
Here's hoping it works........It didn't. It gave me the captcha twice and I tried Ruberto and Nuzlocke. Neither worked, obviously.
04-06-2016
TatsumiWarrior
So @Jack of Dragons are you based in japan your self?

Yeah not too long ago my Japanese teacher was talking about Yo-Kai watch and how it's really much much bigger than Pokemon and well yeah that shocked me but things will pass and new things will come I guess.
04-07-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Oh well. If anyone gets that captcha, try and experiment(fyi, Ruby, Red, Ruberto, and Nuzlocke don't work). If you manage to clear it, let us know what you put in.
...oh. I just got that captcha. Huh. Ok, I'm going to try "Nuz" first. Here goes nothing...
Damnit! Ok, Nuz doesn't work either. Try Ruby's full name next time any of you gets it, and if that doesn't work, tell the captcha to fuck itself.
04-07-2016
Anon
Trying "Ruberto Normanson" now... And no luck. Going to try another few combos the next time it comes up.
04-07-2016
Anon
Well, neither "Normanson" or "Roobee" in reference to Isis work. Trying "Roo... Bee..." now... And nothing, again. Maybe we should try for the names of his Pokémon instead, since his names don't seem to be working :p
04-07-2016
Jack of Dragons
I am about to try Nuzleaf, just because. And....Didn't work.
04-07-2016
The Prophet
Have you tried turning it off and back on?
04-07-2016
Lionheart261
@The Prophet We usually just keep typing shit in until it gives us a different captcha. ;)
04-07-2016
Turt
This is a pokemon + Hunger games Choose your own adventure.
Rules: The first person to respond (@Turt) decides the action.

You start out on the metal plate. There are 24 total competitors. The Cornicopia is in the middle, filled with all sorts of pokeballs, great balls, and ultra balls. However, you see a pokeball right about 10 feet in front of you. What do you do?
04-07-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Turt As soon as the cannon fires, you grab the pokeball in front of you and run off to the nearest source of water and forestry.
04-08-2016
Lionheart261
@Turt I'm assuming the objective is to catch other Pokemon and then use them as weapons to survive, yes?

Anyway, it depends on where "ten feet in front of you" is.

If it's in the Cornicopia, run in the opposite direction and hope to Arceus that no one sees you until the coast is clear. Then, go back to the Cornicopia and pick up whatever remains.

If it's more or less at your feet, make a mad dash towards it and then run in the opposite direction. Then, grab some rocks or berries or something to either lure Pokemon or else knock them unconscious so that you can catch them with the pokeball you just acquired.
04-08-2016
Lionheart261
Wait guys, hold up. I just got the captcha again. Ok...how about Bruce?
...God damnit. Oh well. We'll crack it eventually. ;)
04-08-2016
Anon
Got the captcha while checking the site. Going to try Luke now... And nothing. We'll get it someday, lol.
04-08-2016
Turt
You grab the pokeball. You then run strait back into the woods.
After a few minutes, you stop running. It's about 6:00 p.m. You open the pokeball. Out comes a squirtle, lvl 12. It knows all the moves it normally knows from leveling up. What would you like to do now?
04-09-2016
Lionheart261
@Turt Ok, so that means it knows Bubble and Tackle, right? In that case, try and look for anyone with a similarly leveled fire/rock/ground type and kick their asses with Bubble. Then, use Tackle to knock their trainers unconscious and take their shit.
04-09-2016
Jack of Dragons
Violent and to the point. But remember, this is the Hunger Games, which means all deaths are real, and in this world it KILL or BE KILLED!!

It's a wunderful idea
04-10-2016
ROUND 2 WHAT THE HELL YOU GON DO
Hello darkness my old friend
04-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack An Undertale reference, huh? Heh heh. I knew you had it in you. ;)
04-10-2016
Anon
Oh man, Pokémon, Hunger Games, and Undertale all in one place? This will be interesting for sure :p
04-10-2016
Jack of Dragons
I got the protagonist captcha, and I am trying "Ruberto Normanson" and.....Eheheheh!!! You really are no different from them! Ha... Ha...
04-10-2016
Anon
Still no luck on the captcha front, huh? How odd. This experiment seems very interesting. What do you think?
04-10-2016
Freezachu92
💧☟🕆❄ 🕆🏱 ☝✌💧❄☜☼ ✋💣 ☜✌❄✋☠☝ 💧🏱✌☝☜❄❄✋📬
04-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Nice Gaster reference, there.
@Jack I have a feeling that's a Flowey quote, but I don't know where it's from.
@Freezachu92 "Shut up, Gaster, I'm eating spaghetti." Nice one, man. Nice one. ;)
...Good God, what madness have I unleashed onto this comment section?
04-10-2016
Jack of Dragons
That doesn't say anything.....does it Gaster
04-10-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Lionheart: Oh I see, I didn't refresh the page and every wingdings I went to had something different.

And that quote actually came from Toriel, If you spare to the point she stops fighting and then kill her. I LOOKED THAT UP ON THE WIKI I SWEAR!!! I NEVER KILLED GOAT MOM!!!
04-10-2016
Turt
You walk around near a small cliff until you hear some people below shouting. You can make out someone yelling "Volcarona! Use Heat Wave!" You then hear a scream. You are standing on the edge of a small ledge, surrounded in shrubbery. What do you do?
04-10-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Turt You take your squirtle and high tail it out of there to someplace with less flammable green.

I don't car if volcarona is a fire type, your but is fried if you go up against it. Just run and weight for the cannon to fire.

Also I got the pro-tag captcha..... Good Ruby does not work
04-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Turt Yeah, get out of the shrubbery, but find somewhere to hide while whoever the Volcarona is fighting chips away at its health before it dies. After that, either run or attack, using the forested area to take pot shots at it with Bubble.
@Jack I've never heard of someone doing that. Huh. Neat.
Also, I got the protagonist captcha. I'm trying Ash Ketchum because yolo.
Ok, Ash Ketchum doesn't work either. Actually, I'm going to make a list of what we've tried already for future reference.
04-10-2016
Lionheart261
Ok, we've tried the following with no success:
-Ruby
-Red
-Ruberto
-Nuzlocke
-Nuz
-Ruberto Normanson
-Roobee
-Roo... Bee...
-Nuzleaf
-Bruce
-Good Ruby
-Ash Ketchum
and, seeing as I just got that captcha, I'm going to try Hale just because.
...Nope.
-Hale
Good God, this thing is impossible! Ok, my advice: either use the names of other Nuzlockers(Kynim, Freddy, etc.) or use something like Nuzpet or Nuzlocko Dos or whatever the fuck he called himself during the April Fool's joke thing. Other than that, I am literally out of ideas.
04-11-2016
JayFenn
I was in ACT (Australian Capital Territory) yesterday and drove past a street called Mugga Lane XD. Also, there was a sign after it directing you to a place called Mugga Mugga Cottage XD. Apparently it's even a suburb lol. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Mugga,+Canberra+ACT/@-35.4133442,149.1302221,12.56z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6b164b044bc12d31:0x1845a38126529b0
Probably means something in Aboriginal or something
04-11-2016
Jack of Dragons
Okay, the next guess for the protag captcha is Mew because second season....and add that one to the list of not working
04-11-2016
sock
can i try this captcha thingy too?
now trying "Brendan" lol

it didn't work D:
04-11-2016
TatsumiWarrior
@JayFenn Yeah! Straya!
04-11-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Can do!
-Mew
-Brendan
And now, I'm trying Nuzpet just because.
...Nope.
-Nuzpet
Aaand I got it twice. Ok, Kynim, then.
...Nope.
-Kynim
I don't know, try Gary or something. I'm starting to think that the thing just got fucked up and there IS no answer.
04-11-2016
JayFenn
I'll contribute to the whole CAPTCHA thing.
Let's see if he accidentally misspelled it. How bout we start with Rby. Nope
-Rby
Lets try Ruy. Nope
-Ruy
How about Rub. Nope
-Rub
Lets give uby a shot. Nope
-uby
Might as well try Space Cat as well... Nope
-Space Cat
K I'm done ;_;
04-11-2016
JayFenn
Real quick, can someone tell me what the whole Nuzpet thing is about? I must have missed something somewhere cause I'm kinda confused...
04-12-2016
Anon
Oh man, are you in for a treat.

Long story short, two years ago (Shortly before the Great Wait started), Nuz faked his own death. "Nuzlocko dos" posted an update on March 27th announcing that Nuz (Real name Terrence Finglebum - Yes, really) had been shot and killed for jaywalking, that he had witnessed the occurrence, and that he would carry on Nuzlocke's work and keep his legacy alive... By canceling all of the comics and working on Middle Earth Diaries instead. He finished the post by claiming that "it all happens because it's supposed to".

Cut ahead a few days to March 31st. People had been debating in the comments whether this whole thing was in any way legit, because apparently people forgot that April Fools was coming up and that cops only shoot jaywalkers if they're bla- okay well let's not get into that. Anyway, Nuzlocko dos posted another update that day, saying "it appears that I was mistaken when I identified the man who died in my arms last month as the person you all know as nuzlocke. as it turns out, it was actually the man's puppet counterpart, popularly known as 'Nuzpet'", posted alongside a picture of said pumped lying in the street inside a chalk outline. It's exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. He also added "I'm told th real nuzlocke is very much alive, and when made aware of the fact that his death had been posted on the internet he was said to have commented 'what the fuck no I'm just busy. I'm gonna update tomorrow jesus.'" After a few more words, Nuzlocko dos departed for tumblr.

The next day, Nuz posted the second-to-last part of episode 9 (At the time updates were being posted in small chunks rather than all at once), and informed everyone that 1. He forgot that there were 31 days in March and the previous post went up a day earlier than expected, 2. "cops don't shoot people for jaywalking. Apparently some of you didn't know that and, y'know, you probably should", and 3. "...Nuzpet really is dead though. RIP."

Two days later, episode 9 ended, and Nuz mentioned that he added a new product to his store - A shirt with Nuzpet on it alongside the words "Never forget", with all proceeds going to Nuzpet's widow. He ended the post with the hashtag #JusticeForNuzpet.

Later that month Nuz announced that he would be attending Wondercon, signaling the start of the Great Wait. He would finally post an update nearly 1 1/3 year later.

TL;DR
Nuzpet was a friend taken from us too soon. Rip, Nuzpet.
04-12-2016
Jack of Dragons
Okay, just because it might work, I mean nothing else has so far, but I am going to try Terrance Finglebum.....and of course it didn't work.
04-12-2016
JayFenn
@Anon Woah that's deep. It really shows a darker side to the world of nuzlocke... I'd like to say a few words.
Even though Nuzpet has passed away, he lives on in the hearts, minds and souls of us all. Although his life was short, he impacted us in a way no one else could. He didn't deserve his fate. He was young and innocent and deserved better. He was a great man/pet and a friend to all but as we know, all good things must come to an end. Although he has passed away from this earth, I pray he has found his place in a better one beyond the universe. May he rest in peace.

R.I.P Nuzpet ✿✿✿
\¦/
¦
04-12-2016
JayFenn
✿✿✿
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04-12-2016
Jack of Dragons
May he rest in peace.














So, poker night. You in?
04-12-2016
Anon
RIP, Nuzpet. You will forever live on in our hearts.




...Poker sounds like a good time. I'm pretty shit at it, but whatever.
(As a side note, Nuz's supposed nickname, T-Fingly, doesn't work, nor does Nuzlocko dos)
04-12-2016
JayFenn
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Deal me in boys
04-12-2016
Plumpy21
LOL, he posted on April 1st he's not dead yet.
https://twitter.com/nuzlocke

lol, waited to long
04-12-2016
Smoked Salmon
@Plumpy21 Yeah, I saw that. Pretty good April Fool's joke in my opinion.
04-12-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Plumpy Dude, that was eleven days ago. By the way, you in. JayFenn and Anon already have there cards but I think I can deal you in.


PROTAG CAPTCHA! Trying Terrence.....nope
-Terrence
04-12-2016
Turt
You take off in the other direction with squirtle. You find yourself in a clearing. You then hear 3 cannon shots. Then you see the faces of those who died today. you count 11 people. What now?
04-13-2016
JayFenn
@Turt Head back to the center and see if there is any loot left behind. Avoid people as much as possible. Keep your Squirtle in its pokeball as much as possible so people don't know your level.
04-13-2016
Lionheart261
Ok, guys, I just got the captcha, and based on the spelling of Pokemon(sorry, Pokémon), I've got an idea. I've just converted the word "Roobee," in reference to Isis, to leet, and am now putting that in...
Dammit!
-r00b33
Ok, I still think I'm on to something here! Let's try his full name in leet...
Nope.
-rub3r70 n0rm4n50n
Oh, come on! Three times in a row?!
Ok, forget the leet speak, but there's got to be something about this I'm not getting. Hang on...ok, the words themselves are not encoded that way. Also, I just put that into Google, and the first thing that came up was Nuzlocke.com. ;) Anyway, I highly doubt that the misspelling was accidental. I'm positive that it's a clue to the answer. I'm just going to put in something like Sceptile for the last one because I'm completely stumped.
...Nope.
-Sceptile
Ok, I might just be rambling out of my mind, but idk, the misspelling seems too odd to just be a coincidence.
04-13-2016
KiteDesorio
Sooooo, we just might make it to 300 comments if we dont fug this up guys. Ya'll got major poke'spect.
04-13-2016
Jack of Dragons
This makes 285. Unfortunately I do not have the special captcha but we are getting close.
04-13-2016
Anon
So, off the topic at hand, but I have a question for you all:
What Pokémon/Pokémon lines do you feel are the most forgotten or forgettable? What Pokémon would never immediately come to mind when discussing Pokémon, even with other fans of the series?

I'm considering doing a Nuzlocke-esque challenge where all of the Pokémon I use are ones people typically deem forgettable or just don't get much attention from any part of the fanbase - Not just ones generally seen as mediocre or not useful for battle, but Pokémon like Lumineon, Masquerain, and Grumpig. The sort of Pokémon we know exist in the back of our minds but don't really think of when we're thinking about Pokémon.

Alternatively: What Pokémon/Pokémon lines do you feel get a lot of attention? Popular ones like Eevee and its evolutions, Pikachu, starter Pokémon, legendaries, Lucario... Any Pokémon you feel is popular or generally well-known.
04-13-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Personally, I feel that the Bidoof line gets way too much hate. I'm doing a Diamond run right now, and my Bibarel "Zeus" is an absolute beast. Seriously! Even as a Bidoof, he took Tackles like it was nothing, and once he learned Rollout...everything in Eterna Forest was dead. In addition, I find it interesting how overlooked Grumpig is, since Grumpig was one of my main Pokemon in my copy of Emerald, and that was entirely by choice! ;) Other forgettable Pokemon aside from the ones you mentioned would probably be Maractus, Boufalla-however the fuck you spell it, the Tympole line, the Vannilite line, the Trubbish line, the Kricketot line, the Litleo line, Girafarig, and Dunsparce, just to name a few.

As for popular ones, I feel like the region standards(starting bird, starting rodent, starting bug, fossils, main dragon, etc.) usually receive more attention than most others due to the fact that you encounter them first. Also, the Voltorb line, Pikachu clones, Ditto, Weavile, the Geodude line, the Gastly line, and the Dratini line are probably some of the most popular ones out there.
04-13-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Anon Here's a team of sinnohs most forgotten pokemon.

1. Finneon
2. Chingling
3. Shellos
4. Burmy
5. Pacharisu
6. Bidoff

This is based off of personal opinion. This actually took a ton of thought since I love pokemon platinum. Do it justice sir, and live long and prosper.
04-14-2016
FinalLucario
Almost four months now...
04-14-2016
JayFenn
I went onto the forums to see if anyone there had any better ideas about the protagonist CAPTCHA. So far they've only come up with Ruberto Normansson. It's the same but with an extra s...
Nope
-Ruberto Normansson
04-14-2016
Jack of Dragons
WE are getting closer, this may serve as a means to an end.

My next try shall be Mewtwo. Irony I guess....not.

-Mewtwo
04-14-2016
Anon
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! I'm going to ask some real life friends about it in a bit and see what they think, and maybe check with some Pokémon fans I talk with on tumblr, too - I have a feeling this will be a fun run once it starts!

...Aside from that, looks like I've got the captcha again and no ideas off the top of my head. For shits and giggles, I'm going to try Sapphire :p
...Nope, no Sapphire here, lol.
04-14-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Glad I could be of service. :)

Anyway, in light of our predicament, I decided to do some research into CAPTCHAs and examine the basic purpose of CAPTCHAs. CAPTCHAs, or "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart," are mainly used to prevent bots from spamming comments on a website. They typically do this via distorted images rather than just the text used here. They're also incredibly picky so as to make it more difficult for bots to get in. Every letter needs to be exact in both the letter and the case, or else it fails to submit the comment. Now, let's try different case variants of what we know to be the correct answer, and see what we get. For starters, "ruby."
...nope.
-ruby
Well, then, in order to test my hypothesis, let's try answering this other captcha slightly differently.
04-14-2016
Lionheart261
Captcha: What color is the ocean?
Answer: "blue" instead of Blue
Huh. It worked. Well, I guess that's just another dead end then. ;) People have tried asking Nuz on his twitter about it, correct?
04-14-2016
Totally Not Nuzlocke
Hey guys, it's so wierd that Nuzlocke isn't updating recently. Maybe donating to his PayPal would let him know?
04-15-2016
JayFenn
@Totally Not Nuzlocke If you are the real nuzlocke, prove it by telling us what the answer to the Protagonist of Pokemon Hard mode CAPTCHA is. If you're not, feel free to be the first to donate :)

PS: If you are the real nuz, I'll donate enough money for you to retire if you fix/tell us the answer to the protag CAPTCHA :]]]]
and upload another comic :]
04-15-2016
Ánonymous
Just popping in to say that we're already at 297 comments on this post, so I guess we'll reach 300 before Sunday.

Nuz, where are you?
04-15-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Well, it's only been about 2 weeks since he posted last on Twitter, so I doubt anything grisly has befallen him in that period of time. Besides, with Space Cat nearly over, Speedrun still shelved, and everything else done or else discontinued, we can be rest assured that Nuz is most likely devoting whatever time he has remaining after sleep, food, an 8-hour job(most likely), and whatever else goes on in his day to day existence to working on Ep. 11. Or possibly just doing nothing but watch Youtube videos all day. Either or. ;)
04-15-2016
Jack of Dragons
New from Nuz, nothing about Had-mode. Just a sort of random tweet that showed us how much he isn't done with episode 11. BUT HES NOT DEAD!
04-16-2016
JayFenn
K next up on the list of CAPTCHA's to try, we have Locke!
Nope
-Locke
and finally we have John Locke!
Nope... Ok I'm just about done. IDEK anymore...
-John Locke
04-16-2016
Worse Ruby
Okay let's try Treecko
It's not Treecko
What about Seedot
It's not Seedot
04-16-2016
Worse Ruby
Okay let's try Treecko
It's not Treecko
What about Seedot
It's not Seedot
04-16-2016
Worse Ruby
Okay let's try Treecko
It's not Treecko
What about Seedot
It's not Seedot
04-16-2016
Lionheart261
So do you guys want me to make an updated list for convenience's sake or no? Also, I just got the captcha, and in the absence of any sort of lead, I'm going off of the misspelled letters hypothesis. Let's try rUby.
...Nope.
-rUby
Ok, what about RuBY?
...Nope.
-RuBY
Ok, somebody just send something to Nuz about this. I don't care if it's an email or a tweet or a real letter sent to his door, just get him to fix it!
04-16-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
Nuz, try eating a chicken nugget u cant bc u have not posted in forever
04-16-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
Post or u will have 2 live w/out eating chicken nuggets 4 the rest of ur liiiiiifffffeee
04-16-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart261 I've been updating the list on the forums but feel free to update it here.

@Turt What are you up to? Still gonna continue the DnD thing?

BTW Congrats again people on making it to 300+ comments. Went from 200 to 300 pretty quick.
04-17-2016
Cloverlord
¦¦ *Reads the Captcha*
*Puts in "Roobee" and leaves *
04-17-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay All right then. I'll do that some time soon, when the number of additional tries increases slightly.
@Clover Well, now we can add that if it wasn't there already.
-Roobee
@Chicken WTF?
04-17-2016
Anon
Nuz said on Twitter a while back that it should be Ruby... Which means either he's trolling us or something went wrong, lol.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Nuzlocke/status/657028353434632192
04-17-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
@Lionheart261 Don't question the reasoning its logical. Also
I'm pretty sure he will have no chicken nugs for a while
04-17-2016
Tate
HI
04-17-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon That was nine months ago, and he still hasn't looked into it yet. But perhaps...that tweet might have given us an answer to the captcha. I'll look into that.
@Chicken Could you kindly explain what the hell your "reasoning" is?
04-17-2016
Lionheart261
Ok, I just got the captcha. Now, when reading Nuz's tweet, the quotes around the word Ruby caught my eye. It's probably nothing, but there's no harm in trying...
Nope.
-"Ruby"
Well, once again, I'm out of ideas. I swear to God, this has become harder to solve than a Gravity Falls code, and that's saying something!
04-17-2016
Hilbert's ghost
when will Nuzlocke return from war
04-17-2016
JayFenn
#HilbertIsIsis
Also, I was thinking it would be awesome if when he was about to battle N instead of Reshiram, he got Bruce back but then I remembered that he gets Zekrom because it's Pokemon White...
What if Bruce becomes Reshiram and N captures him and Ruby has to fight him? I mean, Bruce got sent 30 years back anything could happen between then and now. Just a thought.
04-17-2016
Anon
I dunno what's going to happen with Bruce, but... Well, Mega Charizard X does have the same typing as Reshiram, so who knows? :p And yeah, I know it's an old tweet, lol. Figured it might be worth checking for leads though
04-17-2016
Worse Ruby
Well let's take the tweet literally and try
should be "Ruby"...I'll look into that later
Nope
04-17-2016
Worse Ruby
Well let's take the tweet literally and try
should be "Ruby"...I'll look into that later
Nope
04-17-2016
Worse Ruby
Well let's take the tweet literally and try
should be "Ruby"...I'll look into that later
Nope
04-17-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
@Lion
My reasoning is no post=angrycomments
Angry Comments=Stress
Stress=stress food
Stress food= chocolate
Chocolate does not equal chicken nuggets
04-18-2016
Jack of Dragons
I am trying the phrase it should be "Ruby". Darn.
04-18-2016
sock
@Chicken Nugget
i don't think anybody here is angry
we're just trying to pass time and solve the mystery of the protag captcha


...right?
04-18-2016
Centipederon
It's been a month since the last tweet about him making another comic this captcha issue is the only thing keeping me interested
Ps N isn't right
Neither is protagonist
04-18-2016
Centipederon
It's been a month since the last tweet about him making another comic this captcha issue is the only thing keeping me interested
Ps N isn't right
Neither is protagonist
04-18-2016
Lionheart261
First off, @Worst Ruby, stop spamming the same comment over and over again!
@Jack
-It should be "Ruby"
@Chicken Still don't follow. Besides, I think, based on the quality of the chicken nuggets produced by most fast food franchises, it would indeed be best for Nuz to not eat chicken nuggets for the rest of his life.
Also, I got the captcha, so I'm going to try "Nuzlocke."
...Nope.
-"Nuzlocke"
Well, back to the drawing board. Again.
04-18-2016
Centipederon
It's been a month since the last tweet about him making another comic this captcha issue is the only thing keeping me interested
Ps N isn't right
Neither is protagonist
04-18-2016
Centipederon
It's been a month since the last tweet about him making another comic this captcha issue is the only thing keeping me interested
Ps N isn't right
Neither is protagonist
04-19-2016
Lionheart261
Hey, if you guys don't mind, I've got a favor to ask.

I'm currently in the process of developing a Pokemon-style RPG. The basic structure and battle system are similar to what you'd find in a Pokemon game, but I have planned several alterations to the formula to make the game(currently known as Project Familiar) stand apart from Pokemon. The premise is similar to Pokemon, except replacing Pokemon with familiars, manifestations of people's values and personality, and making the plot a lot more dark and realistic. The one thing that I can't figure out is a title. I've gone to numerous other sources, but they haven't given me much. Any ideas?
04-19-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart261 tbh I reckon Project Familiar is a pretty good name already. On the same lines as Pokemon, you could call it Profam :P (not actual suggestion but if you like it feel free to use it). Something else that you could use in or as a name is Syven which is the Siberian equivalent of a familiar. Btw, what platform is it on? Is it an RPG maker thing or what?
Also, if you want any beta testers, I'm sure everyone here, including me, would be willing :)

{For Protag CAPTCHA: -Giovanni}
04-19-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Lionheart I think Project Familiar is a good enough as is. It tells exactly as it is and sounds pretty good. If you want you could name it something like "Familiarity" or you know whatever.
04-19-2016
Anon
I'm going to agree with everyone else who said that Project Familiar works well already! Though I'm also partial to Jack's suggestion of Familiarity and Jay's suggestion of Syven as alternatives (Or even as a version title if it becomes a series, like how Pokémon has Pokémon Red/Blue, Pokémon Gold/Silver, etc.)!

Oh, and if you need beta testers at any point, I'd love to give you a hand with it! I've got some experience testing games in the past (Most notably testing for the 2.0 update of Rainbowtail, a game made by a staff member on one of my other sites), and I am hoping to work in game design in the future, so I'd be happy to help!
04-19-2016
Lionheart261
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

@Jack Project Familiar works as a working title, but I don't think that should be the official title because it doesn't really relate much to the plot I'm developing and just sounds kind of bland. For now, though, I will continue to refer to it as such.

@Jay Syven is probably the best idea I've gotten so far, so thanks! Since you're curious, I'm developing this in Game Maker, but I've been focusing more on the brainstorming for Familiar(gonna make that a proper noun now) ideas and new features, so the actual game is little more than a square moving around an empty room at this point. If and when I manage to get something up that's even somewhat playable, I'll let you know. :)

@Anon Eh, I was thinking of this maybe being a series if it sells well enough, but I'm not planning multiple versions, so I'd like to refrain from that. As I said before, once I get some playable demo up, I'll let you know if you're still interested.

Also, trying "ruby" for the protag captcha.
...Nope.
04-19-2016
Pixy
Hey guys, can we just montage it 'til Nuzlocke comes back? Y'know, get some 80s rock music playing in the background, lift weights/run up lots of steps, pages of the calendar fly off, the seasons change outside etc. Might be a lot quicker than just waiting.
04-19-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart261 To cool. Keep us updated :)

@Pixy Let me just go and find my montage button. I'm sure I left it around here somewhere :P
04-19-2016
Jack of Dragons
Don't you....Forget about me.
Don't, don't, don't, don't.
Don,t you....Forget about me.
04-20-2016
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
04-20-2016
Snoop
Will we see a visit from the Nuz on this, the Great Day of the Ganja?

probably not
04-20-2016
bensmithers
"Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker."
"Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker."
"ANYWAY, HERE'S TO HOPING THE NEXT ONE COMES ALONG A BIT QUICKER."
also, happy birthday Hitler
04-21-2016
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
04-21-2016
Hssonic
All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jayden a dull boy.
04-21-2016
JayFenn
@Hssonic Boi nobody asked that

Also, I guess Turt has just given up on the whole DnD meets Pokemon meets Hunger Games
04-22-2016
JayFenn
Soooooooo... What are you all doing this weekend?
04-22-2016
Anon
Not much. Will probably be playing more Don't Starve as I procrastinate on a couple of essays I need to do. Maybe work on updates for the blog I'm running based on my inevitable fuckups, lol. What about you?
04-22-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Working on that game I told you about once I'm done with homework and playing video games. ;) You?

Also, protag captcha: "RUBY"
...Nope.
-"RUBY"
Ok, what about 'Ruby'?
...Nope.
-'Ruby'
Christ, three times in a row?! Ok, what about or something?
...Damn it!
-
04-22-2016
JayFenn
Ooo Don't Starve. That's a great game. Isn't there gonna be an update or DLC involving ocean and island hopping and stuff soon? But yeah I'll probably not do much aside from couch potatoing and playing games. I've been pretty sick for the past couple of days which sucks but it gives my mind an excuse to not do anything productive :P
04-22-2016
Anon
Yeah, the Shipwrecked DLC was officially released earlier this month, actually! And Don't Starve Together, the multiplayer edition, is officially out of early access on Steam as well. I had the Wii U port of Reign of Giants, but when I saw that the base game, the DLC, and DST were all on sale as a bundle for only $14.69, I just had to grab it for my computer as well, lol. Amazingly, the piece of junk seems to be capable of running the singleplayer just fine - Have't tried out Together yet, of course, but hey~ If you have Don't Starve Together or get it at any point, we should totally start up a server and dick around together sometime :0

Aside from DS, sorry to hear you're sick, man! Here's hoping you start to feel better soon.
04-23-2016
Lionheart261
For those of you who are looking at my last comment, what I had entered in was < + Ruby + >(I put the plus signs so it would render properly). For some reason, it's rendered as invisible.
Also, protag captcha: 'ruby.'
...Nope.
-'ruby'
04-23-2016
JayFenn
@Anon I got DS on an iPad but I've been wanting to get it on PC but the one I have now is like you said a piece of junk so I've kinda been holding off but if it's been going fine for you I might give it a shot. I saw the trailer for shipwrecked stuff a little while ago but I didn't know it had come out already :0
But yeah ty for the get well soon :)

@Lionheart261 I've given up on the CAPTCHA jazz. It's probably just a bug or something. It was fun while it lasted tho :]
04-23-2016
Anon
Ah, yeah, a friend of mine has it on her iPad, too. I'd get it myself, but I only have a school issued one that's going to be returned at the end of the year when I (Hopefully) graduate, lol. If nothing else, with the sale going on right now, it'd make for a good time to buy it on Steam - I decided to grab the bundle even if my computer couldn't handle it just for the good price so I could put it on another computer in the future if I had to, haha.

And yeah, Shipwrecked came out for a full release on April Fools... Yes, really. They were very aware of that in their update post xD I've started a game on it, and it seems pretty fun so far!

...Well, except maybe for the snakes in the trees I go to cut down. Fuck those guys :p

And pfff, no problem dude. Being sick is never really fun. At best it's really just an excuse to not do things, lol.
04-23-2016
Ánonymous
4 months and 350 comments later and there is still nothing new.

04-23-2016
Anon
I mean, if nothing else he's been posting on Twitter, so we can be fairly confident he isn't dead - Unlike with the last hiatus, lol. That's my primary concern, really -Shrugs-

Aside from that, just got the Protagonist Captcha again. Decided to try Bad Ruby. Didn't work, as expected :p
04-24-2016
Lionheart261
Hey guys!

So if none of you guys mind, I'd like to pick your brains a bit more with regards to my game. This time, it's for Familiar ideas. Yeah, despite the fact that I somehow came up with 362 of them, when I went down to assign a value or personality trait to them to fall in line with my whole "manifestation of your soul" idea, I found that I couldn't think of any for a lot of them. Not to mention that there were also a good chunk of ideas that were absolute shit(ex: Gnomes, Wood Nymph, Weaboo monster, etc.). As such, I've only been able to narrow it down to about 172 out of 190 Familiars I plan to include(I want to include 190 because that was the original number of Pokemon created for Red and Blue before 39 were cut due to memory limitations and added in later to Gold and Silver). I'll divide this into four sections:

Symbolism A(what could these Familiars symbolize?):
-Shrimp->Pistol Shrimp
-Crab->Lobster
-Barnacle
-Blue-footed Booby
-Tapir->Elephant->Mammoth
-Zebra
-Deer
-Sprit->Skeleton->Reaper/Possessed Armor Suit->Undead Knight(originally thought of it simply being death, then thought of it being the 5 Stages of Grief, but I'm not quite sure how that'd work. Any other ideas?)

Symbolism B(what Familiars could symbolize these ideas?):
-Justice
-Honor
-Resilience, fortitude
-Lust
-Envy
-Wrath
-Strategy, wisdom
-

Starter Ideas(Post whatever you'd think would make a good starter in Pokemon for one of the three types.)

General Ideas(Just post whatever you'd think would be a good idea or whatever animal/plant/whatever you would like to see as a Pokemon at some point. Also, if you've heard of any cool non-humanoid mythological creatures, let me know.):

In addition, if you all are interested, I thought that I'd start posting status updates on my progress with the actual game every once and a while. I'd update now, but I want to wait until tomorrow when I've made some additional progress and fixed a few bugs that have come up.

Anyway, thank you all for taking the time to help me out with this. It's greatly appreciated. I'll be sure to put you guys in the credits for your contributions. In the meantime, have a nice night, and let us all pray that Nuzlocke returns to us.
04-24-2016
JayFenn
It would be cool if the bosses were the embodiments of the seven deadly sins FMAB style (Pride, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony). Starters or other 'soul manifestations could be the Christian Fruits of the Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control). Obviously, there are too many there to be starters but you know. You could go through some or all of the Pokemon Natures and use those as well.
04-24-2016
JayFenn
Here's a list I put together of all the things so far:
Love
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control
Wrath
Pride (Wraths son XD)
Lust
Greed
Envy
Sloth
Gluttony
Joy
Fear
Sadness
Anger
Disgust
Bing Bong
Hardy
Lonely
Brave
Adamant
Naughty
Bold
Docile
Relaxed
Impish
Lax
Timid
Hasty
y so Serious
Jolly
Naive
Modest
Mild
Quiet
Bashful
Rash
Calm
Gentle
Sassy
Careful
Quirky
Justice
Honour
Wisdom
Resilience
Fortitude
Leadership
Courtesy
War
Famine
Pestilence
Death
Denial
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
Spirit
Sympathy
Empathy
Fortune
Strength
Gay :P
Sickness
Dexterity
Responsability
Charisma
Valor
Motivation
Procrastination
Clumsy/Klutzy
Foolish
Skill
Constitution
Authority
Stubbornness
Racist :P
Equity?
Talent?
Independence

I'm not good at matching creatures to the things so I'll leave that to everyone else
04-24-2016
JayFenn
That's 93 there so if you include evolution and stuff, I'm sure you could get to 190 with that list.

Sorry for the long posts. Here's a Potato http://i1.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/article5029020.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/this_is_a_potato.jpg
04-24-2016
Lionheart261
@JayFenn Thanks for the suggestions, JayFenn! Now at least I've got some traits to dole out to things. And since you mentioned it, while I wasn't thinking of making the starters be based on Christian faith(although Joy and Self-control sound pretty good for a Grass/Water starter), I did make one of the "Omegas"(my version of gym leaders)' theme be sin, and I do have Familiars based on most of those(not sure what Envy or Lust would be, though). I'll see what I can do with the rest of the traits you listed. Thanks again!
04-25-2016
Thylacine7
@Lionheart261 This may be helpful for you! Theres an image of the seven deadly sins with their animal counterparts that was used when the Christian faith was first starting out. Here's the entry from an article on it: An allegorical image depicting the human heart subject to the seven deadly sins, each represented by an animal (clockwise: toad = avarice; snake = envy; lion = wrath; snail = sloth; pig = gluttony; goat = lust; peacock = pride).
04-25-2016
Thylacine7
Link to the original picture here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Tableau_de_mission_-Fran%C3%A7ois-Marie_Balanant_tableau_1-.jpg

There is also the Anime, The Seven deadly sins, in which The seven are represented by: Lion's Sin of Pride, Serpent's Sin of Envy, Grizzly bear's Sin of Sloth, Goat's Sin of Lust, Boar's Sin of Gluttony, Fox's Sin of Greed, and Dragon's Sin of Wrath

Raccoon would be good for Greed as well.

As far as Starters go, you could do a household pet thing that manifests at the beginning. Dog for Joy/grass. Cat for Bravery/Fire. Fish for Wisdom/Water. Maybe get it based on questions you answer, Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon style. If you go that route you could start with more options for starters too and it would be like a manifestation of your true soul. Maybe throw a couple dark ones in there.
04-25-2016
Thylacine7
Hi everyone! I'm Thylacine btw! Haven't really commented here before, but this project caught my interest :D
04-25-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Lionheart, Now, I would like to propose an idea about you familiar idea that could be really boost the game, but could make everything very difficult in the making. Since Familiars are extensions of certain human traits, kind of like pokemon natures, as a person grows they acquire new traits. A way for the character to gain new Familiars as they go could be based on their decisions as the game progresses. Not just in the choices they make in pre-set in-story plot points, but in the very actions they take as the move forward. This can also lead to them leaning to one of the seven deadly sins, or all of them, turning them into a demonic formation of their former self. Actions like picking up every item they see could lean you towards greed, fighting monsters purely with attack can be wrath, and all the other small nuisances can point you in various other ways as well. The point is that since every motion you take can effect what familiars appear around you, and your devotion to that trait can be what increases it's power.

Sorry, I think my brain just vomited on the screen.
04-25-2016
Lionheart261
Whoa, that was a lot of stuff in just a matter of hours! XD Once again, thank you all for the suggestions!

@Jack Eh, I was thinking about including a kind of morality system similar to Undertale's, but thought that I'd be ripping it off a little too soon, seeing as it was released about 8 months ago(definitely doesn't seem like it). In addition, I feel like gaining new Familiars based on your actions would be too limiting-the whole point of these kind of games is to be able to "catch them all," and making it based on specific actions you have to do is way too confining and complicated for me. What I was thinking of, though, is that as you bond with Familiars of different traits, you relate to it more and thus understand them a bit better instead of viewing them as evil or weird or whatever.
I also wanted to emphasize how much people in Project Familiar's world judge people based on their True Familiars, the ones that represent who they are as people. Basically, instead of stereotypes being based on race or gender, they're based on what True Familiar you have. For example, if you have a peacock Familiar, then everyone thinks you're gay, if you have a demon Familiar, everyone thinks you're Satan, and so on. The 7 Deadly Sins people would of course be the least liked, since the Familiar following them around represents exactly what Deadly Sin they represent, be it greed, gluttony, lust, etc.(side note: based on the goat suggestion by Thylacine, I could also make it so that everyone with a goat Familiar is considered a rapist ;)). Bottom line, thank you for the suggestion, but I think that, because the traits represented are so diverse, that feature is too complicated and limiting to players trying to capture as many Familiars as they can.

@Thylacine Just looked at that picture. Based on the subject matter, the smiling devil in the center makes it look a bit too comical in my opinion. XD As for the 7 Deadly Sins thing, I had already earmarked Rat for Greed and Lion for Pride, and as for the other animals you mentioned, most of them represent things like Deceit and Laziness(as for Sloth, I put, well...a sloth ;)). That being said, I do think that the goat would be great for Lust and the dragon for Wrath(I've got a Dragon, but all I could think of for him was "Ancient/Mysterious Power." Laaaame. ;)). Maybe with Envy I could rework the first stage of my dog idea; right now it represents mischief, as it's based on my actual, very poorly behaved dog Ryker(Rypup is what I'm calling it)XD. Also, I like the idea of the starters representing Joy, Bravery, and Wisdom, and I might take the fish under consideration for the water role(already ruled out the dog and cat, I'm afraid). Actually, it's funny that you mentioned that personality quiz idea, because I was planning on implementing something like that, but with...a few more options than that XD. Not going to say more because I'm still not sure on how that'll work out, but suffice it to say, there will be a personality quiz in the game in some capacity. ;)
Anywho, once again, thank you all for taking the time to assist me in my efforts, and I hope that you all have a great rest of your day!
04-26-2016
Some kind of small trout
This current conversation is like the mold that grows on the Chinese takeout in the back of the fridge that you forgot was there and found 4 months later.

I don't mean that to sound like this conversation is bad. I'm just point out that it's amusing life can form from even the deadest of situations.
04-26-2016
Benn
Man you should've seen it when Nuz was gone for more than a year. They had a huge role play story, and apparently two people got into a relationship because of it (Not sure if that last part's true).
04-26-2016
Anon
Oh man, that RP was nuts. Got so big everyone had to switch to another comment page because the old one wasn't loading properly half the time. I was involved in it for a while before it started getting too wildly out of hand, lol. Kind of miss it, oddly enough. Oh well :p
04-26-2016
Jack of Dragons
Anybody want to give it another go. I've never done this before so....someone else take the reins because I'm not getting too far into this.

But yeah, like, do some sort of DD with like a dungeon master controlling the whole thing while you try to figure out everything.
04-26-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
@Lion make one about chicken
04-26-2016
Jack of Dragons
@Chicken





get help man.
04-26-2016
Lionheart261
@Trout Interesting analogy. ;)
@Benn and @Anon Yeah, the minute I saw that RP after about June or so I was just like, "(drops mic) Fuck this shit, I'm out."
@Chicken ...Funnily enough, I do have a Chicken/Rooster based line planned for the game. XD
@Jack Eh, I'm not so sure. I think if we're going to do an RP again, we should make it controlled, where one guy starts the story and then makes it up from there based on other users' comments. You know, kinda like RubyQuest and NanQuest. Just a suggestion; I'm not nominating myself to write it or anything, just saying that perhaps we should consider something like that so as to regulate how the story is made and not turn the comments section into a fucked up madhouse.
04-26-2016
Jack of Dragons
You mean like...

Your standing in a dark hallway. So dark you can't even see your hand in front of your face. The silence irks you, but you feel as if someone is standing near. Yes, there are more of them. You can hear there breathing, standing all in a group. You don't feel so alone now. Suddenly, a bright light appears. "Hello." It says. "My name is Oak."

HA....worth it.
04-26-2016
JayFenn
Ahhh Mr Oak. You got dat weed?
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
"What?" He exclaimed. "Who told you about....nothing. Never mind. That's not why I am here." The light starts to take form and before you is the outline of a bright figure. He is too bright to see clearly, but his voice still rings through your mind. "I am here as a guardian," It said."A gatekeeper into a forgotten world. Tell me, who are you and what are your names."
04-27-2016
JayFenn
"I'm sorry about that. I must've been having a vision from my past life. My name is Jay. That's about all I know unfortunately. Am I dead? Something doesn't seem right about this place. I have no feelings. No wind against my skin, no smells, nothing. I feel like I'm dreaming but I feel so awake. Please tell me what's going on."
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
"Hmmm. Where are you? Now that is a very good question. The best I can say is that you are nowhere. This is the branch we call The Void. In here there is nothing but doorways, but each door can be either right next to you or infinitly far. It seems only by chance, Jay, that you have stumbled across my door. Are you dead? No, not yet. You have done what few have been so fortunate. You have escaped death and broken from reality. Here you can choose new world. A new start, but at a great cost. You will have no memory of your past life, and you will be a stranger to all. But you get a second chance."
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
"Hmmm. Where are you? Now that is a very good question. The best I can say is that you are nowhere. This is the branch we call The Void. In here there is nothing but doorways, but each door can be either right next to you or infinitly far. It seems only by chance, Jay, that you have stumbled across my door. Are you dead? No, not yet. You have done what few have been so fortunate. You have escaped death and broken from reality. Here you can choose new world. A new start, but at a great cost. You will have no memory of your past life, and you will be a stranger to all. But you get a second chance."
04-27-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Sorry to interrupt, but I'm confused. Are there any rules with this RP, exactly? How do I and other commenters participate?

Also, side note: I just narrowed my list down to 190 Familiars! Whoop whoop! Fuck yeah! >=D

...*cough* Sorry, carry on.
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
@lionheart

THe rules are as follows...

1. Say whatever you feel will further the story
2. I create circumstances and the issues
3. What you say changes the story, but not the world.
04-27-2016
Pikachar
I vote for either giving Oak a hug/noogie in order to get him to drop his guard and give out more information than he's currently letting on. I mean seriously, Oak seems kinda... shady 8)
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
Pikachar attempts to make physical contact with the figure but fazes right through him. Passing through Oak, he sees the doorthe figure is guarding. It's a large brass vault with a gold lock. On the lock is a symbol that looks....familiar.

"Ah yes, the door. Pass through here and you enter a new world. Of course only I can let you through. You may try for as long as you want, but the door won't open. If you wish to pass through, than I will let you, but you have to be sure. If I let you through you will become anew. All of your life will be erased and you will become something different. Do you still wish to pass?"
04-27-2016
Anon
Can I join in as well? :0

Anon tilts her head, walking up next to Pikachar in hopes of getting a better view of the door. "Oak, was it? Can you possibly tell us anything about the world behind this door? Or perhaps about the symbol on the lock? It seems familiar somehow, though I can't seem to recall from where..." She leans a bit closer to the door, examining the lock more closely in hopes of jogging her memory.
04-27-2016
Jack of Dragons
"Ah, so you wish to know what lies beyond the door. Sadly, I cannot answer that. If I did, then your decision to go forth would be based on a preference to the world itself not to starting anew. But, if you want to know about the symbol, I believe you called it Gemini, Karma, Yin yang. A balance of two opposing forces, neither of which being pure but right in their own mind. That symbol is on all doors, as they are neither good nor evil. A prefect balance for what lies beyond."
04-27-2016
A man who enjoys apples
Holy shit, our RP has made an offspring.
Hopefully yours won't have long periods of dead like ours.
04-27-2016
The Fugitive
It's not dead! For a dead god yet dreams!
04-28-2016
JayFenn
"And what if we should choose not to go through the door? What then?"
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
"Well, then you would wander The Void for eternity. You may find other doors with other guardians, but they appear so random that the likelihood will be only slight. As you wander you will slowly be consumed until you become like a guardian, taking the place of one who has also been consumed. This place is kills all that reside in it. Only a matter of time. I offer you a way out, at least the fastest way."
04-28-2016
JayFenn
"Before we leave, I have a couple of questions. Will we be split up once we step through the door? Also, will we retain our memories of this meeting? And finally, how is it that you came to be the guardian of this door, Mr Oak?"

(Trying to delay the story to allow others to join if they want to. If you want to join, knows your chance!)
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
"When you pass through the door, it will be just like you would walk through any other door. You will walk through and come out as a group. Your memories of this moment will remain intact, but all other life will be erased. You will know the basic necessities like speech, motion, and breathing, but what you were will be gone. As for me, I was like you. I was greeted with the same chance and I didn't take it. I chose to stay I was consumed. I remained by this door and when the creature protecting it dissolved I took his place. Not only is this your last chance, but it's mine. If you don't all agree to pass through than all of us die. But by erasing your memory, I guess that will happen anyway. So we wait for a unanimous decision."
04-28-2016
Anon
"Hmm..." Anon looks around at the group. "Well, I don't know about you guys, but a chance at a new life in a new world sounds like it could be interesting. Much more interesting than just fading away into death, at least! Count me in."
04-28-2016
Lionheart261
"A whole new world full of stuff to loot? Count me in too!" Lionheart said.

*Also, side note: Just got the protag captcha. Am trying "rby"
...nope.
-"rby"
04-28-2016
Erskine
A previously silent member of the group steps forward.
"My name is Erskine," he proclaimed, "Oak, this situation is making me really uncomfortable.
"If you have the knowledge, would you please tell me whether I could find more information about this place,
even if I choose to leave, and to live a life again?
"Could I discover the truths you clearly either don't know or refuse to part with, if I leave through that door?"
04-28-2016
Erskine
Wow, straight from stepping forward to having proclaimed something.

I may be a total idiot.
04-28-2016
Erskine (OOC)
And then I forgot to mark my previous post as OOC, too.

I'm losing hope.
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
"YOU FOOL!" Oak exclaimed. His white light changing to a deep red. "I have told you that I can not tell you what lies beyond the door. If I was to tell you it would put everything at risk. All knowledge gained in this place lasts indefinitely. If I told you about the new world it could trap your old memories with it! The grief, the anger, the pain would all travel with you! I have an obligation to make sure that we get a new chance. So just STEP THROUGH THE DOOR!" His light has become a furious crimson, and the doors edged became warped. The brass edges became rusted and bent at the edges. The Gemini glowed bright and resonated with Oak.
04-28-2016
Erskine
Erskine takes several steps back, clearly terrified of this sudden outburst. He slumps slightly, shifting his gaze low, and doesn't say anything further.
04-28-2016
Kite Desorio
Jesus, we are almost to 400 comments. That, and what typeof RP did I miss? Can a wandering wizard join your quests?
04-28-2016
Kite Desorio
Kite Desorio, a self proclaimed wizard in search to fill his belly. His desire is tickled by a supple aroma nearby, his legs move on their own and lead him to a home, currently aloud with turmoil. "YOU FOOL!" the voice surprises the wandering wizard, Kite Desorio then takes a peek at the voices in the next room, but not after taking a few onigiri from the fridge.
04-28-2016
Erskine (OOC)
@Kite Desorio
Uhh, you may want to read the RP posts from the start. They're really not that many yet, and you need to know the setting for this one.
04-28-2016
Kite Desorio
Kite Desorio, a self proclaimed wizard in search to fill his belly. His desire is tickled by a supple aroma nearby, his legs move on their own and lead him to a home, currently aloud with turmoil. "YOU FOOL!" the voice surprises the wandering wizard, Kite Desorio then takes a peek at the voices in the next room, but not after taking a few onigiri from the fridge.
04-28-2016
Kite Desorio
@Erskine (OOC) ahh, yea. I should have read the before hand comments. Is it okay to play off of my character anyway, for example; to use pokemon's (as my spells) more like a cosplay roleplayer character?

If so, then lets continue. If not I'll step out of this one .
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
Go ahead, I'm just waiting for the other people who posted here to state their claim, otherwise I'm just going to continue. By the way, do any of you have an ID in the forum cause that would make this sooooo much easier
04-28-2016
Erskine (OOC)
I've never even touched the Nuzlocke Forum myself, sorry.
04-28-2016
KiteDesorio
Well, i just made an account a bit ago, "KiteDesorio" is my username. They have a RP section, so it would be easier to do there.
Plus cool content.
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
That's what I'm saying. If you guys want I could restart it over their and put in all the text we had. A link between two worlds. The brass vault with a golden lock. Symbolism, symbolism, symbolism.
04-28-2016
KiteDesorio
@Jack of Dragons, I am all for it. I'll check up in about an hour (cuz of work). That, and I could work on my character a bit. Let me know, I'll shoot you a PM.
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
I posted in the RP section under A New World for those who want to join in.
04-28-2016
JayFenn
I'm out for the next eight hours or so at work. It'd be great if someone could include me in the story that would be great. Thanks :]
04-28-2016
Lionheart261
Hey guys. I don't mean to intrude(and I know these requests are probably getting kind of annoying at this point), but I need some insight with regards to my game.

Now that I've gotten all of the Familiar ideas in, I need to come up with types to associate them with. As such, I went and began writing down a list of type ideas, but found that most of them were just renamed Pokemon types. Here are the ideas I've had so far:

Neutral/Normal
Fire/Flame
Nature/Grass
Water/Sea
Earth(Rock+Ground in one)
Arcane
Psychic/Mind
Cold/Ice
Air/Flying
Shadow/Darkness
Metal
Lightening/Electric
Shadow
Darkness
Insect
Mythic
Decay
Evil
Light
Cosmic
Sound
Life/Health
Pure
Stone
Earth
Stealth


As you can see, most of these types are strikingly similar to Pokemon's types, and since I want this game to be its own thing, I want to kind of move away from Pokemon's types. Of course, the problem with that is that Pokemon set up their typing so well that it's difficult to imagine what types could be made to represent certain groups of Familiars. Furthermore, I couldn't have types that represent certain themes because that would be too narrow and eliminate the whole purpose of making all my bosses themed after a certain trait in order to distance myself from the one-type limit of Pokemon. So far, the only original ideas that have any promise are Pure(goodness), Arcane, Cosmic, and Life, which are all sketchy at best. Any ideas on what would make a good type(Not concerned with how they'd interact, just what would make the best basis for Familiar ideas)?

Also, just got the protag captcha. This time, I'm going to try something different: I'm going to Developer Tools this bitch. Wish me luck!
***
(10 minutes later)
At last, I've found it! After scrolling through the HTML for every comment on here, I finally got to the submit comment box and am hovering over the precise line which dictates the formation of the captcha. The first line reads as follows(disregarding the characters since that seems to become invisible when entered in):
input type="hidden" name="token" value="58e53d1324eef6265fdb97b08ed9aadf"> == $0

As such, for my guess, I am going to enter in that value and see what happens. Here we go!
...Damn it!
-"58e53d1324eef6265fdb97b08ed9aadf"
Alright, let's nix the quotes.
...Nope.
-58e53d1324eef6265fdb97b08ed9aadf
Come on, how'd that not work?! Whatever! I still think I'm onto something! Next time I get that captcha, I'll make another attempt! We WILL get to the bottom of this!
04-28-2016
Jack of Dragons
I'm going to try hidden, now token...neither worked
04-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Jack Upon further research, I discovered that the value I had read and entered in was an encrypted version of the answer. I am currently looking into what types of encryption HTML typically uses in order to crack the encryption and finally determine the answer.

...Unfortunately, while I know a bit more about how he did it, I don't know what key he used, and thus am unable to translate any of the encrypted messages present in the captchas. It seems the answer will remain elusive.

FYI, if you guys want to check out the html for yourself, press CTRL + U and it'll open up a new tab. Scroll through all of the comments and you will eventually get to a section called comment-form, which is the class that determines how this comment box is constructed, including the captcha section.
04-29-2016
sock
i googled the value @Lionheart261 found and got to this site: http://www.md5lab.com/md5/58e53d1324eef6265fdb97b08ed9aadf
it says that the code is ruby

this might've been obvious but i don't know much about this stuff, ok,
04-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Sock that would be consistent with what Nuz said in his tweet. Therefore, since we've already tried that, there must be something wrong with the code itself. Just for the hell of it, I'm going to put in ruby once more.
...nope. Oh well, at least now we can stop trying all of those ridiculous answers. ;)
04-30-2016
Anon
Well, it's certainly gotten quiet around here since we moved the RP over to the forums - It seems to be going well so far, by the way! Jack just punched out Dialga.

Anyway, I have a song I'm going to post for you all to listen to - Tomorrow. You'll see why I'm waiting until then ;p
04-30-2016
Anon
*moved the RP to the forums AND figured out that no, the captcha is Ruby, it's just broken. Can't forget that.

See you all tomorrow.
04-30-2016
Mr. Greenside
So it's just broken
Now what do we do?
05-01-2016
Lionheart261
@Mr. Greenside All that we can do: refresh the page until w get a different captcha. ;)
05-01-2016
Cloverlord
¦¦ JESUS CHRIST POOR ROOBEE

I wonder if he's actually just laying on the floor in his room, flies buzzing around his head and maggots picking at his eye sockets.

Guys he's surely dead

R.I.P


¦¦ Also I put "Suck My Dick" into the captcha.
05-01-2016
Anon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zbMAqU1T9U
Happy May ;p
05-01-2016
Mustungun
Thank you man! Happy 1st may too!
05-03-2016
Ánonymous
"Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker. Hope everyone enjoys the comic!

It's good to be back.
-Nuzlocke"

We waited for you, Nuz.

We still are...
05-03-2016
JayFenn
May the 4th be with you
05-03-2016
Das Boot
We'll wait nuzlocke. As long as it takes, we'll wait.
05-05-2016
The Shiny Self-Destructing Voltorb
THIS VOLTORB IS WAITING FOR YOU NUZ.
05-05-2016
Terreal
You know you're worth something when the shiny one doesn't kill itself.
05-05-2016
Hiya
Ik Nuz irl. Says hes updating in a week dont worry
05-05-2016
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
>It's good to be back.
05-07-2016
Waiter
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05-10-2016
JayFenn
OMG the new Sun and Moon trailer is soooooooo sick!!!! Hype Hype Hype Hype. I can't even sleep anymore. The region looks so good, the trainer looks sick, it looks like theres gonna be trainer customisation, both legendaries look totally awesome omg everything about this game looks so gooooood!!!!!The new fire type is actually lit. I'm totally choosing the Owl tho. What starter do you reckon y'all gonna pick? Also, which game?
05-10-2016
Ánonymous
Why? Why does the fire type starter always gets the short end of the stick? Only Charmander and Fennekin were cute, the rest ranged from "meh" -Cydaquil, for example- to "Why, this looks ugly as hell" -Tepig and it's whole evolution line.

Oh, look, here's a cute owl that has some leaves among its feathers! And there's this baby sea lion which encloses its foes in bubbles and plays with them as if they were beach balls! Oh, and the fire cat that coughs up flaming hairballs.

At least I hope it's second evolution doesn't end up being another Fire/Fighting type...
05-10-2016
Bleezus
I think the fire type might end up being fire dark or something. If starters are going to repeat the general idea of X and Y, grass will probably be Grass/Flying, fire will probably be Fire/Rock (or something of the sort), and water could be water/fighting.
05-10-2016
Mysterious Voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn25hijDL7c
05-10-2016
sock
i'll probably get Moon version
and as a starter i'd choose Litten or Rowlet
the water one isn't very... appealing, imo
05-10-2016
JayFenn
@Anonymous Hello you can't say fire types got the short end of the stick. Charizard was sick, Typhlosion was sick, Blaziken was sick, Infernape was sick, Emboar was sick looking but kinda trashy, and the Fennekin line was garbage. 4 out of 6 isn't bad. Grass types on the other hand, Venusaur is trash, Maganium was trash, Sceptile was sick, Torterra was trash, Serperior was cool, and Chestnaught was trash. If anyone got the short end of the stick its grass types m8
05-11-2016
Anon
Mmm, at this point I'm thinking I'll be going for Rowlet and Popplio, though I'll have to see their evolutions to be sure.

Personally, I feel like all the types have their appeal somewhere.

Grass:
-Bulbasaur is one of the classic starters, of course, with an advantage over the first two gyms and a nice immunity to poisoning. A nice choice for a Kanto Nuzlocke, actually. Hell, look at Spuds!
-Chikorita is cute, Bayleef is cute, Meganium is cute, the whole line is just. They're little dinosaurs with leaves and flowers growing out of them. Not the best in battle, but I'm certainly not complaining about their appearances.
-Treecko might look a little doofy at first, but it's got good stats for a grass sweeper and its evolutions are great. Anyone who's played PMD:Explorers probably has a bit of an attachment to its middle form as well. Ruby picked Treecko with good reason.
-Turtwig is a tiny turtle who turns into a giant island tortoise. It grows an entire tree on its back and can learn Earthquake. You could probably ride around on it if it were real. Turtwig is a good son.
-Snivy is the smuggest little shit and it works. Have you seen Serperior? It's a grass snake who's just as smug and pretty damn strong, too. Having a problem with Fire-types and not happy with the selection of Water Pokémon? Teach it Aqua Tail. Bam, problem solved.
-Chespin is cute. Quilladin is a little weird, but hey. Chesnaught? It's a fucking chestnut warrior. Got someone causing problems with physical attacks? Use Spiky Shield. You defend yourself and the foe takes damage. Combine that shit with some nice bulk and throw on a Rocky Helmet. Bam.
-Rowlet is my tiny grass owl son and I am going to name him Blathers and he will finally get over his phobia of bugs by pleating them to death with his beak and wings. Good Rowlet. Good.

Fire:
-Charmander is a classic, of course, and Charizard is beloved enough to get not one but two megas. Charizard is probably one of the best known Pokémon outside of the fandom besides Pikachu.
-Cyndaquil is like a tiny squinty fire mouse who shoots fire from its back and evolves into a huge volcano badger. Plus it has the same stat distribution as Charizard, making it easy to play for those familiar with the Charmander family.
-Torchic is my tiny child. It is a good bird who evolves into a literal cock (I mean, not only is it a chicken, but have you ever taken the legs off of a Combusken? Someone basically drew a dick and decided 'Yes this is a Pokémon) and then into some crazy cockfighter. It was liked enough to get it's mega an entire game before its siblings did. Gg m8.
-Chimchar is a little fire monkey who turns into a giant fire monkey who can and will tear your head off your shoulders. Murdermonkey.
-Tepig is cute and it's evolutions aren't bad looking either, even if its line is a bit ehhhh with it being the third Fire-Fighting starter in a row and all.
-Fennekin is adorable and Braixen is a cutie too. Delphox is a pretty noticeable departure from its pre evolutions, but it's basically a wizard fox with a pretty unique typing.
-Litten is a little fire kitten and some people have even noticed that it has the symbol for brimstone on its face. Hellcat? Hell yes.

Water:
-Squirtle is adorable and Blastoise will take its canons and blast you into space with a jet of water. If that doesn't work? Tuck your head in and ram the fuck into your opponent. Good boy,
-Totodile is cute and will bite your hand off. Feraligator? It's a fucking kaiju. Need I say more?
-Mudkip is a cute. I like Mudkips. You like Mudkips. The entire fucking internet back in the day liked Mudkips. And Swampert? That lone weakness to Grass? Good shit.
-Piplup is a small, cute penguin. And not only that, but it evolves into a giant penguin with wings of STEEL. Expecting another Water-Ice type? Think again.
-Oshawott is cute and it evolves into a samurai with a badass beard and mustache. I approve.
-Froakie is cute. Greninja is a fucking ninja. He got into Smash. I think everyone can see its popularity.
-Popplio is a tiny seal. I love him.

Every Pokémon has a redeeming quality somewhere. You just have to look to find it sometimes. That's kind of what Nuzlockes are about, right?
05-11-2016
JayFenn
@Anon Fair enough. I approve. Some starters are obviously better than others (Greninja) but every starter has its own niche and different people will like different starters for different reasons. Also as a response to "every Pokemon has a redeeming quality somewhere", I present to you Dunsparse. If you can find a legit redeeming quality in that Pokemon you get the title of most positive human of the year :P
05-11-2016
Anon
@JayFenn
I actually just typed up a huge analysis of Dunsparce's usage, only for my iPad to refresh the tab and delete it all. Thanks, iPad :p

Once more with feeling..!

Dunsparce is a bit of a tricky one, but it does have some decent qualities! Dunsparce's base stats, while certainly not spectacular, are largely well-rounded - Its speed isn't great, only 45, but it's got pretty decent HP, and both its physical and special stats aren't terrible, either. It's also got a decent type, with only one weakness and an immunity to Ghost, as well as a nice, wide movepool, assuming you don't mind investing in Move Tutors and TMs! It's not bad for filling a slot in your team if you need type coverage, and with the right IVs and EVs, it can be molded to fit most any role (Except maybe a sweeper!) - I caught one in a Y Nuzlocke a while back, and it managed to be pretty useful to my team once I started tossing TMs at it to cover my other Pokémon's weaknesses! Add in Serene Grace, and you even get a decent status inflicted as well - With all of the different moves it can learn, chances are you'll have plenty of opportunity to paralyze, burn, and freeze your opponent to keep them under control~ If it ever gets the evolution or Mega that it deserves, I can imagine it becoming pretty popular in some circles for its sheer versatility!

Its wide movepool also makes it useful for contests, being capable of performing well in pretty much any category if you don't mind devising a strategy to overcome Lisia's Altaria in ORAS contests! If you wanted an average Pokémon to perform in every contest category, Dunsparce may well be your mon - And unlike in battling, you don't need to worry about a low base stat total dragging you down! Just pump it full of Pokéblocks or Poffins and you'll be good to go~

Its design is also fairly decent, and actually pretty interesting if you know its origin - It appears to be based, at least in part, on a serpentine Japanese cryptid known as Tsuchinoko, as well as having feathery wings likely derived from the supernatural feathered serpents of Mesoamerican religions and even some traits of bumblebees, likely derived from the Tsuchinoko's nickname in northeastern Japan, Bachi Hebi, meaning "bee snake". If you have any interest in mythical creatures or other cultures' mythologies like I do, Dunsparce's origin can actually be rather fascinating.

This is much shorter than my original response, but I like to think that it covers the basics in terms of Dunsparce's redeeming qualities! Like I said, pretty much every Pokémon has good in them somewhere, even if you have to search for it~
05-11-2016
Anon
Actually, besides just Dunsparce, a Pokémon widely considered mediocre and forgettable, I'll also make an example of Sunkern - The Pokémon with the lowest base stat total of all, lower even than Magikarp. Though seemingly useless at first, and with an evolution that isn't particularly impressive, either, Sunkern does have some positives - Particularly, having a potential 5 stars in every Pokéathlon category! Back when HeartGold first came out, I actually had a Pokéathlon team comprised of two Sunkern and a Ditto who, with the help of some Aprijuice, had a perfect 5 stars in every performance category! It just goes to show that even Pokémon seemingly only around to fill dex space have strengths to go along with their weaknesses~
05-11-2016
JayFenn
Congratulations! You may now change your name to @Anon (The Most Positive Person In The World)
:P
05-11-2016
Lionheart261
...Well, I appear to have missed a lot. XD

Also, my starter is totally going to be Rowlet, for a few reasons:

1. I haven't done Grass in forever. I think the last time I chose Grass was in Platinum. Yeah. That far back.

2. He looks to be the most promising of the three, the only one with some type coverage(take that, Bug types!) and would probably be a pretty good main provided I don't run into Ice types anytime soon. Also, I have a feeling his evolutions will be awesome.

3. I've also got a feeling that the first gym will be either Water or Bug...just a thought.
05-11-2016
Anon (Supposedly The Most Poaitive Person In The World)
@JayFenn
It is with great honor that I accept this title. I will wear it with pride, despite the knowledge that in real life I'm a bit of a cynical piece of shit ;p

@Lionheart261
I'm definitely going to pick up a Rowlet for one of my games - I always try to get both/all versions, though, so I'm a bit torn between Litten and Popplio for the other. I was thinking Popplio initially, but after some discussion with a friend about Litten's potential evolutions... I think I'm going to need to see their final forms to pick, lol! Maybe I'll pick up another one and use both of them in the one I didn't grab Rowlet in... xD

Aside from discussion of the redeeming qualities of seemingly mediocre Pokémon and thoughts on the starters and mascots of Gen VII, any new stuff going on with you guys? Personally, I've been playing Tadpole Treble - I've been looking forward to it since it was first announced in a Brawl in the Family update years ago, and it's definitely been worth the wait in my opinion! I actually contacted Matt and Mike about starting an ask blog earlier this week, and they approved~ Needless to say, I've been drawing a lot of little amphibians, lol.
05-11-2016
It Hurt Itself in the Confusion
So the Legendary for Moon is a giant Zubat.

A giant fucking Zubat.

I bet it has the supersonic spam to end all supersonic spam. And is surrounded by Golbats.
05-13-2016
Gooseboy
@JayFenn Why single out dunsparce, sure he didn't get picked first for dodgeball but if you give him coil, headbutt, and a kings rock he can fuck shit up. Also everyone want him to get a mega and he can use roost. He can fuck you shit, it it were real I would sick one on your and you would shake in fear of his glorious power!!!
05-13-2016
WonderingWisp
After a LONG delay of updates, he has finally posted one Pokemon Nuzlocke comic page (Well, two, but I'm counting out 9.5) And then suddenly... RIP again. God damnet, Nuz...
05-13-2016
OrangeCrush980
Welp, looks like Terrence Finglebum died again
05-15-2016
JayFenn
K story chain lets go:
One day, a young street rat was walking down a narrow road when he saw...
05-15-2016
Anon (Still Supposedly Positive)
Pfffff. I started to write a response about street rat seeing a nice ass and then realized that this is why I shouldn't be allowed to collaborate on writing with anyone. It'll turn into ass. Good luck with your story, man :p

On another note entirely...
Me: I care about my characters and making them good! They should be three dimensional and imperfect, but still have redeeming qualities that make them likable and relatable!
Also me: -Casually creates a protagonist for my new Nuzlocke who is literally God-
05-16-2016
Gunz77
Anyone doing a blind Nuzlocke in Sun/Moon?

I am. I used RNG to pick my starter (Rowlet), and I'm getting Moon. I started one in X to pass the time, since I can't bring myself to restart my AS save, but my 3DS crashed a few hours in and I lost everything post-Snorlax. I may start fresh.

Nuz! Come back to us!
05-17-2016
JayFenn
@Gunz77 I'm gonna try and be spoiler free besides the og trailer with the starters and crap but I probs won't Nuzlocke it. I'm not hardcore enough to nuz something on my first playthrough :P

@Anon tbh I don't even care what you do to the story it was just for funsies and to see where it would head. So in that case...

when he saw a cute babe on the side of the road. She was a pretty good looking girl in general but DAT ASS doe. He decided he should...
05-18-2016
MasterSango
@Gunz77
I'm doing a blind Nuzlocke of Sun.
I RNGed Litten.
Kittenbro and I are going to take on the big Sunlion itself.
05-22-2016
JayFenn
So quiet... So lonely...
05-22-2016
SCREW IT
Come on! why does it take 5 months to draw stuff?
05-22-2016
Lionheart261
@SCREW IT It doesn't take 5 months to draw stuff. It takes 5 months to work for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in order to pay bills to ensure that one has a roof under one's head, eat enough food and drink enough water to avoid dying, sleep for 8 hours every night to ensure maximum productivity for paying said bills, AND draw stuff for a webcomic which will make one almost no money whatsoever and that one only continues for the purpose of pleasing one's fans. How about you try being grateful for the fact that he at least TRIES to make room for that in his day to day life, solely for our sake, huh?
05-23-2016
sock
plot twist: the next update's gonna be animated
05-23-2016
Ánonymous
Just popping in to say hi.

Hi.

Carry on.
05-24-2016
Patience
Never gonna stop waiting.
05-24-2016
elipoplefish
5 months today...
05-24-2016
Devil's Advocate
@Lionheart261 "a roof under one's head"...? Now that's a new one.

And I appreciate that Nuzlocke has a personal life with job and bills etc, but 5 months is still a lengthy time for no update. Over the past 5 months, I've worked, gone to uni, revised for exams, completed coursework and paid rent and still had enough time for my own thing. I think that, if Nuzlocke really WAS trying to get this done, he'd have finished the next part long before now. I sometimes think that Nuzlocke doesn't even try to make room for this in his day, and he just completely avoids doing it.
Which, I can understand that - you do something because you enjoy it and it's fun; you do something that you enjoy because you HAVE to do it and, suddenly, it becomes a lot less fun.

But don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for his work thus far, and grateful that there's a chance he'll update again (though I'm not holding my breath), but 5 months IS a long time for now update. I know that relative to the last hiatus 5 months is nothing, but it's still 5 months that we've been waiting for an update of some sort. Hell, if he even wanted to put it on indefinite hiatus or just outright cancel it I wouldn't mind, so long as he at least told us that he was doing so and maybe told us what the actual plot would have been. That way, we get answers and he doesn't have to spend his time doing something he no longer enjoys. (Which is pure conjecture, of course - I don't actually know how much he enjoys it, it just seems like he doesn't enjoy it as much as he once did.)
05-25-2016
Lionheart261
@Devil's Advocate Well, he did kind of explain why it's taking him so long aside from, you know, having a life. On his Twitter, he explained that the reason Ep. 11 wasn't out yet is that he hit writer's block due to the change in tack from what he's accustomed to. In addition, I think it's important for fans to understand that they've put him under a lot of pressure to work on this that really isn't warranted. How do you think he felt during the last hiatus when everyone was screaming at him to come back and him being powerless to do so because of changes in his personal life? Honestly, I think if we stop the whole "for five months we've waited..." crap and just let him get the update out when he can, we might be able to reduce this pressure on him a bit, which will hopefully improve his productivity. Idk, I just feel like the fans need to give him a break and stop complaining too much about how he hasn't updated. Maybe then he'll be able to calm the fuck down. Besides, the Homestuck fanbase endured long hiatuses-why can't we?
05-25-2016
Jack of Dragons
For all of you people out there who are getting impatient, I would like to inform you that their is a massive forum filled with thousands of talented artists who are working every day to bring content to an equally massive crowd. If you need something to do, go there because whining in the comment section will get you know where. I can guarantee you will find something that you like even more than this one. Thank you.
05-25-2016
Anon
If you're looking for new runs to read, I'd like to recommend Ky-nim and Petty's runs! They are more popular, so there's a good chance you've already seen them, but they're definitely high quality (Even if Ky's Diamond run is more sketchy and silly in style and tone than the other runs, lol), and Myths of Unova did just update!
Aside from that, Mewitti's Emerald Nuzlocke, Alterity, is also a nice read as well! It's not too far in, only just getting to the Dewford Gym, but the worldbuilding is impressive, along the lines of Myths of Unova, but with more focus on the present-day world of Pokémon versus ancient times and what became of them. It updated recently, too! I'd definitely recommend it c:
Anyone else have some suggestions? These are just the few I thought of off the top of my head, but I'd love to hear what fan comics you guys like!
05-28-2016
The Wrong Controller
It kinda took me a while, but I got pretty mad when Litten came out because all of the fire starters were supposedly members of the Chinese Zodiac--

Charmander - Dragon
Cyndaquil - Rat
Torchic - Rooster
Chimchar - Monkey
Tepig - Boar
Fennekin - Dog

But then..

Litten - Cat ? ? ?

Do you know what this means----
This means--

This means thaT LITTEN IS THE FORBIDDEN ZODIAC

-
Also, Litten is just Litleo. It's another fire cat, just like there's 983754370429570987 electric rodent Pokemon.
05-28-2016
JayFenn
y does everyone hate on Litten so much dayum. The whole flaming hairball argument isn't even valid. have you heard some of the other weird ass pokedex entries/characteristics? Like Darumaka's dumps are warm so people put them in their clothes... and Haunter can steal your soul by licking you... The whole Litleo thing is dumb as well. Litleo is a lion. Litten is a house cat. There is a big difference. Just cause they are both fire types and some type of cat. They are totally different. Also, Litten's final evo is most likely gonna be ground type so that'll b interesting. y is no one complaining about the fact that the sun legend is a scaled up version of Pyroar?
05-29-2016
Lionheart261
@The Wrong Controller Actually, Litten is supposed to be a tiger, not a cat. Last time I checked, there is a tiger on the Chinese Zodiac. Your point is now invalid.
@Jay How do you figure that it'll be a Ground type? Also, the sun legend bears literally no resemblence to Pyroar. At all.
05-29-2016
Lionheart261
@The Wrong Controller Actually, Litten is supposed to be a tiger, not a cat. Last time I checked, there is a tiger on the Chinese Zodiac. Your point is now invalid.
@Jay How do you figure that it'll be a Ground type? Also, the sun legend bears literally no resemblence to Pyroar. At all.
05-29-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart The Pokemon website has 2 hidden images on the starter Pokemon page. There are 6 Pokemon type images on the page. Grass, Flying, Fire, Ground, Water and Fighting in that order. Given that info we can assume that the final evo's for Litten and Popplio are going to be fire/ground and water/fighting respectively. Watch TTarTube's vid on it. Also, the sun legend and Pyroar thing was just me being purposefully hypocritical.
05-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Where are these hidden images you speak of?
05-29-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart Just watch TyranitarTube's video. It's in the coding or something
05-30-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Just looked all of that over, and I'm finding a few problems with his theory. For starters, the order of the icons isn't as you described: it's Grass, Flying, Ground, Fire, Water, Fighting. Now, assuming that these are in fact the final typings for the three starters in the order that they are presented, why would Litten's original Fire typing be pushed into the secondary slot? Secondly, while the pages on which the images are displayed is the pages for each starter, the actual file name of the type images(the ground one is shown here) is as follows: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/sun_moon/pokemon/images/icon03.png Now, why is this important? Notice the /pokemon/. No /partner_#/ type page, just /pokemon/. Now, when Tyrantiartube found this, seeing as he got the images from the starter page, he must have thought that these images were inherent to the starter pages and were describing information that would be added later on said pages. However, the fact that these images are stored in the /pokemon/ directory rather than any of the starter directories makes me think that those images are merely being used for all Pokemon that the site will showcase, not just the starters. I believe that at some point, a Ground type, Fighting type, or dual type Pokemon will be revealed, or that in the near future, we will see more type icons as Gamefreak needs them. I mean, those could be the final types for the starters, but I'm not holding my breath.
05-30-2016
MasterSango
There is more information coming out June 2nd, so maybe we'll get some answers then.
05-30-2016
Bleh
I FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE STRONG
06-04-2016
Smithy
great, cant wait until next December when the next chapter comes out ._.
06-05-2016
Cloverlord
¦¦ @The Wrong Controller - LITTEN IS A TIGER

THE ZODIAC CONTINUES AS ALWAYS
THIS MEANS THEY -BETTER- MAKE A FOOKING FIRE GOAT

AND THEY -BETTER- LET ME NAME IT "SATAN"
06-05-2016
Sp1nda
Hopefully you'll return soon! I love this comic series and it has been near and dear to me for so long! Keep up the great work.
06-08-2016
Ánonymous
So, Nuzlocke seldom appears. When he does, he brings joy to many people, and the last time he was among us was late in December.

Is Nuzlocke Santa Claus?
06-08-2016
Foxears
I had forgotten that earlier he said he would be bringing the comic back so I didn't see this until now. 6 months huh? Hope it won't be another 6 & end up back at Christmas again.
06-09-2016
Cain
@Ánonymous Nuzlocke represents Christmas spirit silly
06-13-2016
Ánonymous
My guess is that a new comic will appear every Christmas, so we'll see the end of Ruby's Unova adventure by the time the Pokémon Red and Blue re-re-re-remakes are going to be on the market (Their names? Pokémon Infrared and Ultraviolet).
06-14-2016
Anon
So uh
Anyone here been keeping up with e3?
Yungoos makes me feel like I could get rabies in the Pokémon world after all lmao
06-14-2016
The Flaming Casadilla
when will episode 11 come out?
06-15-2016
Somebody
Sometime between now and 2020.
06-16-2016
Gotye
hey, I used to know you. @someone
06-16-2016
06-16-2016
06-16-2016
06-16-2016
A Sad Viewer
Does it really take THIS long to make a comic? I won't rush you...
06-17-2016
REPOsPuNKy
I mean, if you do a pixel a day? Maybe.
06-17-2016
Ánonymous
I don't know which will update first: this or the Super Mario Bros. 2 Movie comic...

And stupidly I still check both on a daily basis.
06-18-2016
Anon
I got a new iPad today, so I jokingly bookmarked the Nuzlocke homepage as 'The guy who never updates'.
Though in fairness to Nuz, I bookmarked the forums as 'The me who never updates', so we're about even.
06-19-2016
One of many thousands waiting
Check site, regret checking, leave, repeat for so long that you realize you meet the infamous farcry definition of insanity..... Thanks nuzlocke, if this site updates and the next episode isnt worth while i will be forced to create a time machine or die trying (probably just the 2nd option)
06-19-2016
Im tired of waiting
6 months???!!! The way this is going, White will be done by 2020!!!!!!!!!!!
06-19-2016
Mr.Humpy
Can anyone recommend a good nuzlocke comic or comics to read while we wait?
06-19-2016
Lionheart261
@Mr. Humpy Here are a few good recommendations, if you haven't checked these out already:

Tales of Sinnoh/Myths of Unova: Idk if you can really call yourself a Nuzlocke fan if you haven't read these yet, but hey, better late than never. Tales of Sinnoh finished years ago, so you can just binge read the entire run. Myths of Unova is getting near the home stretch, too, with her on her way to fighting N and Ghetsis. She takes a really long time to update it, but given the quality of her work, it's worth the wait. Trust me. You'll love her work.

Alterity(Emerald): Hands down the best art I've ever seen in a Nuzlocke comic. It also takes a really long time to update, and it isn't that far in, but I think you'll enjoy it. Despite the protag being a total dumbass, they still remain likeable, as do their Pokemon. It's got a lot of great humor and character development, so I recommend checking it out if you're interested.

Folded(Heartgold): Another all around great comic with beautiful art. The writing kind of falls flat at points, but the characters are so likeable and adorable that you won't really care. The underlying mystery is confusing as all fuck, but I find it interesting nonetheless, and I think you will too. It's currently at the Ice Path right now, and let me just say, the plot gets really interesting in the pages leading up to it. It updates fairly promptly, so by the time you're caught up, you shouldn't have to wait too long for new pages to start coming in.

For Victory!(White): This comic is pretty fucking sweet. Aside from having great art, likeable characters, and a great story, what really makes this comic stand out is it's protagonist. Trust me, Sasha is the most interesting protag you will ever see. Aside from being the complete opposite of most protags(having a sense of justice, a good nature, and actually giving a shit when their teammates die), he's gotten a lot of development in the last few pages which have proven him to be a very complex character. Even though he can be a total asshole at times, you won't be able to stop yourself from rooting for him. This comic is a must read for any Nuz fan. It's only at the 5th gym right now, and it takes a bit to update, but trust me, you're going to love it.

Well, those should be enough to keep you busy for a while. If you want more recommendations, I'd be happy to give them to you.
06-19-2016
PhoenixResurgent
Nuzlocke is the Venture Bros of webcomics.
06-19-2016
Anon
@Mr.Humpy

In addition to Lionheart261's suggestions, I'll always suggest Petty's LeafGreen and HeartGold Nuzlockes! They're pretty famous and popular amongst the Nuzlocke community, so you've probably already heard of them, but they're definitely worth a read if you haven't checked them out already! The LeafGreen run ended a while ago, and the HeartGold run is about halfway through the Johto half of the game right now, I'd say. Petty takes a while to update, like Kynim and Mewitti (The authors of Lion's first two suggestions), but they're definitely worth the wait in my book! The art starts a little rough on the eyes, like the original, but it's gotten better over time, the characters are all lovable, and there's plenty of smiles to balance out the tears.

As far as non-Nuzlocke Pokémon comics go, I'd also suggest giving True Strength by gymleadercheren a try at some point! It's a retelling of Black from the point of view of Cheren! It updates twice a week on average, and though it's not too far in, the characters all have a lot of personality and the art style is really nice. It's definitely been a fun read so far c:
06-21-2016
Mr.Humpy
@Lionheart261
@Anon
Thanks for the suggestions, I've been following Nuz since the fire red run, but I never really though of checking any others before now
06-21-2016
Mr.Humpy
I just checked and I remember reading tales of sinnoh back when I was an edgy teenager
06-22-2016
Ánonymous
494 comments now. I don't think we'll reach the 4,428 ones the other post had (or at least I hope not), but we're almost 500 comments in in this post.

Nuz, please come back!
06-23-2016
#wasteourtime2016
I love these comics. I've been reading and following this site since my early highschool years (I graduated in 2010 btw). I've read and re-read all of his content and it brings me joy everytime. But is anyone else just severely irritated by the fact that Nuz does not and probably will not update even on a moderately consistent basis?

Like hey, you have a fan base.. not just any fan base, a LOYAL fan base - with people checking in for over a time span of 2 years to a site that remained dead silent - neglected by its creator. An ongoing thread containing almost 4,500 comments and now a new thread with almost 500... I know he's busy, and I know he probably has a lot of better stuff to do. Hell, the inspiration for the Nuzlocke challenges might even be dead and gone. But is it really too much to ask for even a little bit of communication? Maybe just even a "hey, this crap is getting monotonous and tiring, i dont want to draw pokemon anymore. Give me a minute to find something new." or "I'm busy and dont want to do this anymore" post. Idk, personally, i find it disrespectful to the loyal fans and followers of all this fabulous content to just keep them waiting, in the dark, for an undetermined amount of time... ugh.

*deep breath*

I love you, Nuz. You beautifully talented bastard. If I was talented enough to pick up this burden for you, i would in a heartbeat.

Signed,

Relentlessly Hopeful
06-23-2016
Anonymous
I think the most irritating thing about the lack of updates is the entitlement some people have. If this free entertainment being provided isn't up to your standards, maybe politely ask Nuz to remove the ancient curse forcing you to check this website regularly.
06-24-2016
Lionheart261
@#wasteourtime2016 We all would, man. We all would.

Well, personally, if I had any talent in drawing at all, I would be doing my own run, but if I had enough to replace Nuz, I would!

@Anonymous Dude, fucking preach. I mean, I get being irritated or impatient at the lack of updates, but some of these assholes just will not shut up about it. They act like they're fucking paying for it when it's really being handed out for free, and it's really starting to piss me off.

Like, seriously, if you want to read a Nuzlocke comic so badly, go read others on the forums. There are a good chunk which I consider to be even better than this one, and I love this one, so I'm not saying that lightly. Just stop fucking whining, alright?
06-24-2016
Lionheart261
Oh hey, also, if you guys are looking for something with a similar style of humor, I cannot recommend the Pokemon Golder and Omega Rubyer series enough! They're essentially animated runs(not nuzlocke runs, sorry) through Gold and Omega Ruby, but done in a hilarious way that makes you want to watch it over and over again just to see those jokes again and catch some jokes that you may have missed the first time around. Pokemon Golder is already done, with Omega Rubyer being uploaded on Youtube about a week ago. Trust me. If you're into that kind of fast paced humor or a fan of Nuz's work, you have got to check them out.

Here's the links:
Pokemon Golder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2agjv7872w
Pokemon Omega Rubyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bWsRKd69MU
06-25-2016
anon
"It's good to be back."

Six full months since the last update.

C'mon, man, stop stringing us along. If you don't want to do the comic any more, just say it's over and cut the rope, but don't make us think you're going to come back if you're not.

This update schedule isn't just spiteful, it's downright Petty.
06-25-2016
Anon
I dunno, at least Petty still posts around when she hasn't updated in months ;p

In other news, 500 is here! Rip lol
06-26-2016
Sadie
What's today's date? 06-25-2016?

That's roughly SIX MONTHS from the last update.

Does it REALLY take this long? Or am I just impatient?
06-26-2016
Sadie
*06-26-2016
06-26-2016
Random
Lmao, I'm amazed by the incredible number of people that feel entitled to say awful stuff about a comic artist.
They don't owe you crap. Sure, you are fans but I'm also a fan and I don't think it's cool crying like babies if you don't get an update.

Imo, if I was nuz, I would rather have a fans that come and go than a bunch of arrogant 'loyal' crybabies that make me feel like it's my job to update to entertain them.
Guys, you just keep making my days pfff haha
06-27-2016
Lionheart261
@Random Thank you! For whatever reason, some of the assholes on here just can't seem to get it through their heads! I mean, did none of them read the recs me and Anon gave? That's like, a week's worth of reading material depending on how much free time you have.

Idk, I just think we should give the guy a fucking break. You do realize he has a life other than this, right? In all likelihood, he's either just busy or sick of the pressure that some people put on him, and that's why he isn't updating.

Patience is a virtue. Give him time, don't pressure him, and just go do something else while you're waiting. And if you're starting to get impatient, just remember this: this is NOTHING compared to the Steven Universe, Rick and Morty, or Homestuck hiatuses. NOTHING. And if people can survive those, then trust me, you can survive this.
06-27-2016
Anon
Rick has been in space jail for so long
#FreeRick2016
06-28-2016
Plug
>this is NOTHING compared to the Steven Universe hiatus

spotted the sjw. that explains your shitty attitude.
06-28-2016
Anon
"spotted the sjw"

??? Because god forbid someone like a show, right? Lol. The SU fandom as a whole is a piece of shit, definitely, but the show's actually pretty good imo, and not all the fans are giant douchebags :p And Lionheart's attitude isn't even really that bad? They're just saying that we are technically getting this for free (Aside from paying for the Internet access itself, but hey, we rent paying for this specific content), so we should appreciate what we get even if it does take a while, you know? -Shrugs- At least we aren't paying for something and never getting it.

And I can understand being a little salty about people complaining about it, too, especially with the comic recs people have been giving for people to read in between updates. Sure, I don't care for updates taking as long as they do, but I find ways to work around it, with comics like those and all. And if those comics aren't to their tastes, they could always say so and ask if anyone else has some suggestions, rather than complaining. Idk, just my thoughts on the whole situation.

Anyway, update drama aside! If anyone wants to get into game design or is just starting to get into game design, or anything along those lines really, you should all head over to Steam before July 4th and pick up a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace! It's on sale for only about $10 compared to the usual $70, so now's definitely a good time to pick it up c:
06-28-2016
Lionheart261
@Plug

"Spotted the sjw. That explains your shitty attitude."

I don't think you realize how much of an insult that actually was. I actually had to pause and read it again just to make sure I was reading it right. I mean, me, a guy totally opposed to the Internet's growing shift towards an uber-PC society on account of sjw dumbasses on Tumblr and Youtube and whatnot, an sjw? That is literally the stupidest thing I have ever heard!

What about that comment even made you think that, anyway? You didn't see me bitching about the violence against children in the last update, or the numerous sexual jokes regarding Juniper, or any of the other anti-PC stuff in this comic. You didn't see me calling Nuz a cist male(can somebody please explain what the fuck that even means, anyway?) for his character's views on women, or a misogynist, or any of the other shit you hear sjws say. Did you hear me bitching about any of that shit? No!

Believe me, buddy, if I were an sjw, I wouldn't be on this website. Plain and simple. End of discussion.
06-28-2016
Lionheart261
(Sighs). Ok. Sorry about that. That comment just made me mad.
All of that aside, time for some other replies!
@Anon
I would, but I blew all of my Steam money on Gunpoint, Binding of Isaac, and the Stanley Parable. Idk, maybe I'll get another Steam card somewhere and buy it then. Right now, though, I'm just too busy with writing Nuzlocke comics and, you know, having fun playing video games to focus on game development.

If you're curious as to how that project I was talking about before is coming along, I currently have a somewhat semi-functional battle system! Hooray! Also, I'm about 10% through fleshing out my Familiar ideas. Still don't know what to do about types, though. And I still haven't thought up a good title. But, hey! Progress!

Also, #FreeRick2016. Oh, and #SummerofSteven.
06-28-2016
Pine
Not a SJW, but I hope it'll be enough for you.
Cis = Someone that identifies as their gender (ie male - male, female - female).
06-28-2016
Lionheart261
@Pine Oh.

Then how the fuck is that supposed to be an insult? If that's how it's defined, then all being a cis male means is that you are a man who is comfortable being a man. What the hell is wrong with that?

Anyway, enough about sjws. Let's get back to something Nuzlocke or Pokemon related before the contamination spreads.
06-28-2016
Cis Male
sooo uh, hey guys.
06-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Cis Male Oh my God I'm dying right now! XD
06-29-2016
A Commenter
Hello everyone!

It's been a a long time since I've last checked this site.
And well, what do you know, I come back and we're in a new hiatus!

So, how's everybody doing?

I guess we'll be here a while, so... nice to meet you guys.
06-29-2016
JayFenn
@A Commenter I'm doing fantastically thank you. Just got to mid year school break so I'm felling good :] I feel like I remember seeing your name when I was reading through some of the old comments on the last episode before The Great Wait 1. It's been a bit since I've been on this site as well. About a month or so which is probably no where near as long as you lol.

It's also good/bad to see that this post has more than 500 hundred comments. Congrats guys. It's cool that us fans are what is keeping this site and comic alive just by checking back on a regular basis and commenting every now and again and it's cool how we have a little community going as well.

I'd also like to say, as a proud Australian, I'm pretty pumped to have a Koala Pokemon in Sun and Moon that also happens to be adorable and have a sick ability :]]]]]
06-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Commenter Eh, I'm doing ok. I've been out of school for a while and have been doing a Nuzlocke run of Yellow to pass the time. I've also been writing the comic I plan to make of it, which will begin being posted on the forums if and when I get better at drawing. ;)
06-29-2016
Anon
@A Commenter

Hey, good to see you! Welcome to Hiatusdale, Nuzlocke! We hope you enjoy your stay ;p

I'm doing pretty well! Working on some job applications for my local GameStops and playing some games I've bought recently, as well as a new ACNL save. Also working on practicing pixel art and doing some concept art on my new iPad Air I got with my grad money. Oh, and doing a bunch of Nuzlockes and roleplays in the Nuzlocke forums (and some other sites) as well! I'm going to work on a little practice game based around a petsite I'm on (Yes I use petsites, yes you can judge me) with RPG Maker later this week, too.

How about you?

@Lionheart

Hey, you're doing a Yellow Nuzlocke, too? What's your team looking like right now? I just beat Brock with a team of Pikachu, Nidoran F, Pidgey, Butterfree, and Rattata. I'm planning on documenting this one at some point, so I've been taking notes for the story and gameplay during my playthrough. It's been slow going, but fun c:
06-29-2016
Kharfax
so, its dead again?
06-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Well, right now I just beat Misty with a team of Pikachu, Nidorino, Butterfree, Spearow, Rattata, and Pidgey. Like I said, I've been writing a comic for it(finally got done writing the intro), but since I can't draw for shit and I don't want to make it a storylocke, it's mostly just been taking notes and making up the story as I go.

Also, just out of curiosity, what's this game of yours gonna be about?
06-30-2016
Anon
@Lionheart Huh, sounds like our teams so far are pretty similar! Hopefully they don't end up being completely alike in the end, lol. Would be interesting to see reader reactions of that we're the case, though :p

At the moment it's just going to be a small, simple project to help me get the hang of RPG Maker, since this is the first version I've ever owned. Right now I'm thinking it'll probably be somewhere vaguely along the lines of Pokémon and PMD in terms of gameplay, with different characters having different types and you recruiting the enemies you defeat and all, and as far as the world and characters go, I'm basing it around this site called Goatlings - Probably on one of the events that took place earlier this year. There's not too much to do on the site, but there are some games and the community is pretty okay. It's pretty cute. Kind of like a tiny goat Neopets, lol :p
06-30-2016
A Guy
Ya know as much as we talk about Hard Mode, we haven't gotten a Space Cat update either...Where's Tate been at? I know he had that project a while ago for that music video (Which was SUPER cool by the way), but I haven't seen him since.
06-30-2016
A Commenter
Wow, I got a lot of responses! Awesome :]

@JayFenn Nice to meet you JF! Yeah, I was around at the time of the Great Wait 1.
But I've been gone for so long that you may consider me a newcomer, haha.
And yeah, the fans are awesome. You can see the old threads (comment pages 222 and 223) with over 2000 comments. It's insane!
I'll check out that Koala Pokemon, thanks for sharing!


@Lionheart261 It's also nice to meet you, Lionheart (is that a FF8 reference?)!
You don't sound so enthusiastic however. Maybe we can help with your Nuz run? Give feedback or something? :D

@Anon thanks for welcoming me, Anon! Pleased to meet you.
Wow, you've been up to a lot of stuff! What games are you playing currently?
Just like Lionheart, I was curious about your game. It sounds nice so far. I've messed a little bit with RPGMaker before. Having a good time with Ruby scripting? (for me it was the most enjoyable part!).
I wasn't really aware of the petsite concept. No judgement at all!
I'm currently a postgrad student, so I've been doing research and boring stuff for the past couple of years, haha.
But I always find some time to play something (I've been playing a lot of 2d fighting games).

@A Guy During the last hiatus, Tate actually reached out to us in the comment section, and answered some of our emails.
He didn't have contact with Nuz as well, during that period :/
But you can send him an email, if you feel like doing it. He seemed like a nice guy :)

@EVERYONE So, I don't know if you guys are aware of it, but during the Great Wait 1, we made a separate forum, at yuku.com,
in order to have a place to go to, if anything was to happen to this site (the dreaded 404):
http://nuzlocke.yuku.com
It's been kinda dead recently, but it doesn't hurt to create an account, just in case.
And who knows? Maybe Lionheart and Anon can share their Runs there and get some feedback, and discuss things, before posting them on the "official" forums :)
Just suggestions, though.

Thank you all for the replies!
06-30-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Huh. A Pokemon style game filled with goats...that'll be interesting. Good luck with that. :>

Also, it may interest you to know that my team was virtually identical around the first gym based on what you've told me. Aside from the different gender of Nidoran, they were literally exactly the same. ;) With that in mind, would you be ok with me giving your nuzlocke character a cameo in my comic? I'm writing that part of the story now, and I think it would be a funny little in joke if your character and his team were included, especially if the two runs were being posted/documented on the forums at the same time.

@A Guy Yeah, I was wondering that, too, as I distinctly remember Nuz saying in a post that he finished writing it and more or less handed it over to Tate. Although, then again, Tate does have a company to run, if I recall correctly, and if Nuz is somehow unable to post at this time, then obviously we wouldn't have seen it.
06-30-2016
Lionheart261
@A Commenter Eh, I'm enthusiastic about it, I'm just not sure I like the direction it's going so far. Some sections are just downright awful, but I couldn't think of anything better to put in their place, I can't write good sound effects to save my life, and I'm a bit worried that it drags on for too long in the beginning(it took me 8 pages to get to catching my first wild Pokemon).

Now that you mention it, I would appreciate some feedback. Maybe I could post each page of the script for you all to critique? Idk, just a thought.

Also, no, that wasn't a FF8 reference. ;)
06-30-2016
Anon
@A Commenter

Oh shit, you were here for the First Great Wait, too? Man, that rp got out of hand fast xD I ended up dropping it because I couldn't keep up, lol. Good to see you guys are still alive and kicking!

Right now I've mostly been messing around with some old games. I grabbed a copy of Stardew Valley during the steam sale, so I've been playing that a good deal. Currently going after Leah and Abigail on my two files because I am a raging lesbian, lol. And of course there's the ACNL save I started up the other day. I'm actually documenting it as a diary from the point of view of my character over on tumblr. It's been pretty fun so far! And I've also caved and bought Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD, because Wind Waker was my first Zelda and goddammit I want to run around with Wolf Link in Breath of the Wild so now I own an Amiibo good job Nintendo. With the announcement of the final Splatfest, I'm thinking I might get back into Splatoon as well, tho that would require hooking my Wii U back up to a tv, lol. Team Marie for life, by the way ;p And of course, I'm working on that Yellow Nuzlocke as well!

As for the game, I... Actually haven't been doing anything with it in RPG Maker yet, really. Mostly just coming up with concepts and working on my spritework, lol. I'm currently looking for a job, so between that and getting distracted by other games, I haven't been able to focus long enough to really sit down and work on it. Doesn't help that I have to share my only actual computer with my mother who's on Facebook 24/7, lol. But I'm glad you're interested in it!

It's good to know that despite everything, you've still had the time to play games you enjoy, haha! Best of luck in your research and everything c:

@Lionheart

Thanks! There's definitely a lot of varieties of goats available on the site, since it's a fantasy-goat petsite and all, so it should work pretty well as a Pokémon-esque game in theory! I guess I'll have to actually start working on it myself to be sure though, lol~

And wow, looks like we really do have similar luck! Maybe the Nuzlocke deities are trying to tell us something. Something like 'hey, you need this Nidoran for the first gym or you're straight up boned', lmao. As for the cameo, that sounds like fun! I'd be totally down for our characters making cameos in each others' runs~ Mine is fairly plot-based, so I probably won't be posting too much about the characters in public, but if there's anything you need to know about them for the cameo or something along those lines, you can always shoot me a message on the Nuzlocke forums! My username there is Anonuzlocke :d
07-01-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Well, let me and the others know how that turns out. Seeing as you volunteered to beta test my little project later down the road, if you need someone to beta test yours, I'd be happy to do so. :>

Yeah, that seems to be a flaw with Yellow: if you don't get a Mankey or a Nidoran, you're fucked, and if you're doing a Nuzlocke, where you only get 1, maybe 2 chances...God help you.

Anyway, I'll let you know if I need anything more, but I think a bit about his/her(or possibly your, by extension) personality and his/her gender would help, as well as the personalities of each of his/her party members. As for my character, Yellow...I don't know how to describe him other than that he's basically just...me. A smart guy who cares about his Pokemon and has the mouth of a sailor. That's pretty much it.

I haven't gotten to writing the other team members all that much, but the Pikachu, Thor, is loosely based off of the Marvel character, and I had an idea of the Nidoran M., Spike, being a bit scared at first, but determined to grow stronger(was thinking about spoofing Zoro from One Piece, but decided against it) the Rattata, Bridget, having a heart of gold and being the group's moral center, and the Pidgey, Athena, being inquisitive and knowledgeable to a fault. As for the Butterfree, Butters...I'm probably just going to make him true to the name. As in, like Butters from South Park.

So yeah, that should be enough info to write in some sort of cameo. If you need more, I'd be happy to provide it. Let me know if and when you decide to start posting this run of yours. After hearing how similar our teams are, I'm kind of intrigued as to how yours will turn out. :)

Anyway, I shall bid thee adieu. ;)
07-01-2016
A Commenter
@Lionheart261 Yo!
Sorry for misinterpreting your name! I've played a lot of FF games, so it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw "Lionheart", haha.

Well, try not to get too self conscious with your comic right at the beginning. Just let it flow, and believe in it. Everything is happening for a reason, after all.
And I don't think long intros are a bad thing. Establishing the backstory and contextualizing the reader are really important aspects of a comic, IMHO.
And I would love to give you feedback on your script so far :]

Also, loved the names of you Pikachu, Pidgey and Butterfree hahaha. I remember imagining my Pikachu as a killer during a later run on my Pokemon Yellow cartridge, so I named her (I imagined it a female, for this case) O-Ren Ishii, haha. Good times.


@Anon Oh yeah, there's still many of us in this site, mainly on 222 page. They mostly concentrate in the RP there, though.
I was never really big in doing RP in forums, so I didn't participate. But they have been keeping it up for well over a year already. It's amazing.

I've never played Stardew nor Animal Crossing. But I see a lot of people talking about these games, so I suppose they're fun. Are they worth a try?
But Zelda games, however, I do have played. And I'm really hyped for Breath of the Wild, it is looking fantastic so far. I'm considering buying the Wolf Link amiibo for the same reasons as you, haha.

And sorry, I thought you were fiddling with the RPGMaker already. Good thing to get the idea worked out beforehand, though. Let me know once you get started in the development process (and it must be hard to share the only pc, haha).

Thanks for wishing me luck! I'll probably need a lot of it, haha. But yeah, one must always find some little time for gaming, because it helps keeping us (in)sane.



Finally, for both of you: it's awesome to see that you are already discussing collaborations on your comics! I want to read them both (I'm also curious to see how initially identical teams will turn out at the end).
And please, keep sharing your experiences of making the comics. Your creative process is also an interesting aspect to read about.
07-01-2016
Lionheart261
@A Commenter Thanks for the encouragement! It's much appreciated. :>

I'll keep working on the comic and see how things go. I was just worried that readers would get bored if I spent so much time on the intro(then again, Journey for Truth's prologue was like 21 pages, and no one has any problems with that as far as I can tell).

As for the script, I think I'll post the prologue on here later today, but first, I want to make sure that the site can handle a comment of that size before doing so so that the whole page doesn't crash for some reason. ;)

Also, no worries. I get questions like that regarding my username all the time. ;)
07-01-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Haha, I'll be sure to let you know once I get something functional put together! It'll probably be a bit of a process ethnic used to RPG Maker and putting everything together, but I think it'll be fun c:

Pfff, Yellow sounds almost like a gender-swapped version of me! I care too much about my Pokémon and have no filter at all, lmao. I once made a snarky remark about the dress code at school (girls couldn't wear tank tops, it was really ridiculous) to my entire class and the teacher along the lines of 'oh my god, shoulders! I'm gonna cream my pants'. I should probably try harder to keep that sort of thing in line, lmao. Didn't get in trouble for it, though ;p Anyway. If sounds like it should be pretty easy for me to get a handle on writing Yellow for a cameo, and I think I'll be able to manage his team as well! :0

As far as my protagonist goes, he's just named Red, and he's... Basically the Red in-game as far as appearances go, aside from having blue eyes rather than brown (which actually factors into the plot yes I know it sounds weird but it makes sense in contest I swear). Personality-wise, Red is rather cold and distant, sort of detached when it comes to both other humans and his own Pokémon. He's generally quiet, and when he does speak, it tends to be blunt and harsh. He's pretty determined and persistent in his mission of becoming the league champion, and refuses to let a setback like the death of a teammate deter him from pursuing his goal. He treats his Pokémon more like tools and means to an end than friends, though he does try to avoid letting them get too hurt, because it would lower the efficiency of his mission if something were to happen, so that's something.

As for my Pokémon, I haven't done a whole lot of planning for their personalities just yet, but for basic concepts I've got:
-Static the Pikachu, written as male, who's sort of the leader of the group and loyal to Red to a fault. He's the one who sort of keeps the other Pokémon sticking together and working as a team.
-Talon the Pidgey, written as male, who's more distrustful and grumpy than Static. He doesn't particularly want to be on a team with Red and the others, but he sticks with them for the opportunity to get stronger.
-Berry the Nidoran F, written as female, who's sort of the team mom who tries to take care of everyone and keep everyone in good spirits. Where Static is the one pushing everyone forward and working together, Berry is the more supportive one who wants the group to not need that push and just work together of their own accord.
-Jo the Rattata, written as female, who's kind of overconfident and headstrong. She's the sort of Pokémon who rushes headfirst into battle without thinking a lot of the time, and gets the crap kicked out of her for it. She's pretty stubborn and can be rather crass, but she means well.
-Lily the Butterfree (Caught as a Caterpie), written as female, who's pretty sweet and gentle but has some confidence issues. She doesn't really think much of herself, given her kinds' common reputation as just another weak bug type, but she's actually pretty freaking tough. She tends to be kind of shocked when he pulls through in a battle, but is always overjoyed and proud of how far she's come when she manages it.

So yeah, hopefully that helps out a bit as far as a cameo in your run goes! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions! I'm definitely interested in collaborating with you on this c:

@A Commenter

Lol, they definitely know how to keep a role play going, then! Most of mine never get anywhere, or they die out after a while. Kudos to them fo keeping their world going strong for so long over at 222!

If you enjoy slice-of-life type simulation games, they definitely seem enjoyable! Animal Crossing is definitely the more casual of the two, and it's definitely more fun if you have the opportunity to interact with other players, but it stands pretty well as a singleplayer if completionism and design are your sorts of things :d As for Stardew, it's sort of like Harvest Moon, if you've heard of those games, but better in pretty much every way I've found so far, lmao. It's basically a farming-social sim, but there are other aspects like fishing, mining, battling, and so on that are also available! There's quite a few different characters with unique personalities to interact with, different events and ways of progressing through the game, things like that. If some are your sort of thing, I'd recommend checking them out, at least through gameplay videos on YouTube or something. I don't know about Stardew, but I know Chuggaaconroy has an Animal Crossing New Leaf let's play on his channel that helps give a feel of what the game is like. If you do go for an Animal Crossing game, by the way, I'd definitely recommend New Leaf. Happy Home Deaigner is a fun spinoff, but it's not a main-series one by any means, and though the others were fun, New Leaf definitely is a major improvement over the earlier editions! Also, Amiibo Festival is basically a reckoned Mario Party from what I understand. I wouldn't bother with that one, lmao.

Yeah, Breath of the Wild is definitely looking fun! Certainly a different Zelda experience from normal, but that's not a bad thing by any means in my book. I can't wait to run around naked and light Hyrule on fire, lol. (Also, let's just be honest, the Naked Link Challenge is absolutely going to be the first self-imposed challenge people do in it, haha)

Haha, no worries! I should have been more clear about that to begin with, lol. I'll keep you guys up to date with my progress for sure! c: And yeah, only having one actual computer in the house suuuuucks xD My iPad works well enough for some stuff, but a lot of stuff just does not function, heh.

Pfff, definitely! Game is the one thing I've always been able to turn to in my life and connect with people over. That's half the reason I'm applying to GameStop for my first job! Here's hoping we both do well in our exploits~
07-01-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Ok, first off, that story is fucking hilarious. XD

Second off, thanks for the info! I think I should be able to come up with something now. I'm wondering, though, if perhaps it would be better for us to coordinate on a single situation(i.e., plot + dialogue) for the crossover rather than us writing our own individually. Maybe we could share our ideas on here and then write the situation from each character's point of view?

Also, just out of curiosity, if you do publish this run of yours, were you thinking a comic or a storylocke/ something along those lines?
07-01-2016
Anon
@Lionheart
Pffff. My school life was ridiculous, honestly. I cheated on every psychology test and got 100s despite never doing the work, I once got an orange thrown at me and splattered all over my 3ds screen (to which I replied across the library 'could you fucking not'), during finals week I brought my Wii U with me and played Splatoon on one of the tvs in the library, I would scare off the irritating stoners and jocks who would invade our lunch table by imitating Pokémon cries, someone once stole my pens and wouldn't let them go so I ripped one out of his hand and stabbed him with it until he let go of the other one... It was a beautiful disaster, really xD Amusingly enough, the pen incident was the only one I ever got in trouble for, and it was only one detention :p

And sure, that sounds like it could work! :0c I'm not too far into the story plotting stage, since I'm playing ahead and documenting the gameplay before I start doing much of that, so it might be a little while before I have much to build on, but I'd definitely be interested in collaborating on it with you! c:

And I'm planning on documenting my run as a comic, lol~ I normally do storylockes, but I figure expanding into comics would be a nice change of pace c:
07-02-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon ...What kind of fucked up school would allow some of that stuff?

Anyway, it's no rush. I'm only up to Viridian Forest in my comic anyway, so it'll be a few pages before I get up to the point of the crossover. Up until that point, I'll see if I can come up with some ideas and run them by you at a later date. As of now, the only idea I can come up with is that Yellow tries to start a conversation with Red about their teams, and Red's just like, "No, fuck off." ;D Hopefully I can come up with something better.
07-02-2016
Lionheart261
As I promised, here's the script for the prologue of my comic, Yellow with Fear. Let me know what you guys think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE ZERO:
PANEL 1:
(sfx): Beep!(computer turning on)
PANEL 2:
Oak: Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokémon Professor!
(caption): Dr. Samuel Oak. Class: Prof.
Oak: This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon!
PANEL 3:
Oak: For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for fights.
Oak: Myself… I study Pokémon as a profession. But first, what is your name?
PANEL 4:
(sfx): Klik klik!(typing)
(sfx): KLIK!(Enter key)
(caption): Michael “Yellow” Reede. Class: Pkm Trainer
PANEL 5:
Oak: Right! So your name is Yellow!
Oak: Yellow! Your very own Pokémon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokémon awaits! Let's go!

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear




A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke

PANEL 1:
Computer: Thank you for viewing this introductory program! Your registration as a licensed Pokémon trainer is now complete!
(sfx): Blzzt!(printer printing out the trainer card)
PANEL 2:
Computer: Your official Trainer Card has now been printed! Please proceed to the closest Pokémon Center and talk with the receptionist at the trading deck to activate your license!
Yellow: Woo hoo! Fuck yeah!
PANEL 3:
Computer: Remember: As you are covered under the educational waiver pass, you are limited to capturing one Pokémon per route, which will take effect upon the activation of your license. Violation of this clause will result in the relinquishment of all privileges included with this license.
(sfx): Shuffle!(Yellow is picking through his closet for his clothes and bag)
PANEL 4:
Computer: Furthermore-
(sfx): Shoom!(Yellow is beaming in the Potion he keeps in his PC)
Yellow: Yeah, yeah. I get the gist.
PANEL 5:
Computer: -it is important to be mindful of the risks involved in challenging the Indigo League. As stipulated by paragraph 2 of the Release of Liability Form, the Indigo League will not be held responsible for any illness, harm, or death which may befall either you or your Pokémon during the course of your journey.
Computer: Thank you for registering, and best of luck to you, Yellow.

PAGE BREAK:

PANEL 6:
Yellow: Hey, Mom! I’m going to go out to Viridian to activate my license!
Yellow: Mom?
PANEL 7:
Yellow: ...Mom?
Mom(sfx): Sniffle.
(caption): Delia Reede. Class: Mom
PANEL 8:
Yellow: Are you okay? If you want, I can always just-
Mom: No.
Mom(sfx): Sniffle(x2)
PANEL 9:
Mom: I’m...fine.
Yellow: Mom…
Mom: No, no. It’s all right. All boys must leave home someday.
PANEL 10:
Mom: It said so on TV.
PANEL 11:
Mom + Yellow(sfx): Snrk!(snickering)
Mom + Yellow(sadly): Heh heh. Heh…
PANEL 12:
(sfx): Bmff!(Hug.)
Mom: I love you, Yellow.
PANEL 13:
(sfx): Whoosh.(This is supposed to be a brief flash of all the memories he has with his mother. )
PANEL 14:
Yellow: I love you too, Mom.
07-02-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Haha, that sort of shit happens when you live in the literal corner of the US. Maine is crazy, lemme tell you. More moose than people. Did you know there's a candy store near where I live with a life-sized statue of a moose made of 1700 pounds of solid chocolate? He has his own white chocolate pool, and I think a chocolate bear cub or two to keep him company. His name is Lenny, and he was unveiled several months before I was born. This thing is older than I am. He just turned 19 yesterday, actually. Maine is fucking weird, lmao.

As far as the crossover cameo goes, something along those lines could work, lol! Feel free to let me know if you come up with something else, though :d I look forward to seeing our characters interact, however briefly!

And ah, the prologue seems really nice already! I really enjoy the interaction with Yellow and his mother in particular. It adds some nice depth to their relationship, which doesn't really get explored too much in-game c:

Oh, yeah! While I was going around to the GameStops near my house to turn in job applications, I spent some time playing Yellow, too! I've made it up to the Mount Moon Pokémon Center now, and my Route 3 catch ended up being a Sandshrew! Talon got a crit and nearly killed it while I was trying to catch it, but it survived with 2 HP and he's a member of the team now! His name is Burrow. I never see Sandshrews used in Nuzlockes, really (Probably due in part to the fact that it had a 15% encounter rate on Route 3 and was a version exclusive. The luck is real), so this seems like it'll be a fun opportunity~

On a completely unrelated and significantly more squicky note, I just had a killer case of flaming diarrhea. 0/10 would not recommend :p
07-02-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Thanks for the feedback! Honestly, I looked at the whole conversation with the mother in game, and I'm just like, "No, that's just...no. A mother wouldn't be that calm with her son going off into the wilderness full of dangerous magic animals," so I thought I'd take those lines and put them into a "final goodbye" kind of context. Believe me, his mother is going to get a great deal more development as the series goes on.

Also, you caught a Sandshrew?! Nice! I would have gotten one on Route 4, but somehow, the thing died in one hit to a Hyper Fang from Bridget. I was like, "WTF? How does a Ground type die from a Normal type attack?" XD

Anyway, I think I'll keep posting the script on here for now. I'm also going to try to start a thread somewhere on the forums where I'll post the scripts, but I'm not sure if it'll get much traffic. Can't hurt to try, though.
07-02-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Haha, definitely not. My mother was still scared of me leaving my tiny-ass neighborhood until I was about fifteen or so, tbh. I did it anyway, of course, but she'd always freak the fuck out if she didn't know exactly where I was going and how long I'd be :p I'm definitely looking forward to how she and her relationship with her son develop!

Haha, yeah! He's been having a lot of really close calls with crits while I've been training him, but he keeps pulling through. Seems like a bit of a daredevil and a risk taker, lol. Maybe I'll work that into his character! And wow, that sucks. Hyper Fang is definitely one of the Rattata line's better moves, but I wouldn't expect it to OHKO a Sandshrew like that. Ground may not resist Normal, but defense is Sandshrew's best stat, after all! Hopefully you have better luck with your next encounters.

And that sounds like a good plan to me! Let me know if/when you make the thread~ I'm definitely interested in seeing what other people think as well. I might link it in my sig too, if you want! It could help for advertising and getting more feedback :0c
07-02-2016
Lionheart261
Here's the next page of the script. Let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE ONE:
PANEL 1:
Mom: Well, you better go. Professor Oak is looking for you.
Yellow: Got it. I’ll come by and visit you soon, I promise.
PANEL 2:
Mom: Goodbye! Don’t forget to write!
Yellow: I won’t!
PANEL 3:
Mom: Heh.
PANEL 4:
Mom: That boy’s getting more like you every day, isn’t he, Sam?
PANEL 5:
Mom: Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out the same way...

PAGE BREAK:

Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke

Alive: 0 Dead: 0 Badges: 0

PANEL 6:
(sfx): 🎵♫🎵🎝(Yellow is listening to music)
(caption): Route 1
PANEL 7:
(sfx): Rustle.(Yellow is stepping into the grass)
PANEL 8:
Oak(O.P.): HOLD IT! (visually, it's going to look like the Hold It! speech bubble from Phoenix Wright)
Yellow: OH SHIT-!!
PANEL 9:
(sfx): Thud!
Oak: That was close! Wild Pokémon live in tall grass!
Yellow(weakly): Ow...
PANEL 10:
Oak: Are you okay?
Yellow: Yeah, I’m fine.
Yellow(softly): You know, aside from being scared shitless...
PANEL 11:
Pikachu(sfx): Twitch!(this Pikachu is just waking up from some deep slumber)
Oak(O.P.): Still, I think it would be best if you come with me to my lab.
Pikachu: Ugh…
PANEL 12:
Pikachu: What? Where am I…?
Pikachu(sfx): Gasp!
Pikachu: Mother? Father?! Where are you?!
PANEL 13:
Pikachu(sfx): Twitch!(now he's listening to Oak and Yellow)
Yellow(O.P.): Look, I appreciate the help, Professor, but I really need to get to-
PANEL 14:
Pikachu(sfx): You.
Oak + Yellow(sfx): !(This is meant to convey surprise, a la Metal Gear)
PANEL 15:
Oak + Yellow: Shit.
PAGE BREAK:
PANEL 16:
Pikachu: Grah!(battle cry)
Yellow: OH GOD SHIT FUCK GET IT OFF PLEASE GOD NO WHY!!!!
Oak: Hang on!
PANEL 17:
Pikachu: You! What realm is this?
Yellow: What are you talking abou-
PANEL 18:
(sfx): Zap!
Yellow(linked): OW FUCK!!
Oak(O.P.)(softly): Come on, come on!
PANEL 19:
Pikachu: Is this Viridia? Silver Cliffs? Greenbush?
Oak: Pallet Town?
PANEL 20:
Pikachu: You dare threaten me, Thor, with so puny a wea-
PANEL 21:
(sfx): Bonk!(Thor got hit in the head with a Pokeball)
Thor: Ow!
PANEL 22:
(sfx): Kssht!(Thor just got zapped into the Pokeball)
PANEL 23:
(sfx): Ping!(Now he's been caught)
PANEL 24:
Yellow(sfx): Huff!(x2)
Oak(O.P.): Are you okay?
Yellow: Yeah. But-
PANEL 25:
Yellow(linked): -what the hell are Pikachu doing in Route 1?
07-03-2016
Anon
@Lionheart
Pffff, the encounter between Thor and Yellow is great. Just. He just jumps him and starts yelling nonsense. Beautiful.

In other news, holy shit. A 1% encounter rate on the first floor of Mount Moon, and I get it as my first encounter. What the fuck is this luck, lmao ¦D Welcome to the team, Treble the Clefairy :p
07-03-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Heh, yeah. Since Thor is based off of the Marvel character, I wanted to base that scene off of the scene where he first arrives on Earth and is confused as to where he is in the Thor movie. As for that nonsense stuff, in the movie he asks if he's in any of several places he knows of, so I wanted Thor to ask if he was in any of the routes near Viridian Forest, but in a way that sounds ancient(Viridia = the land around Viridian City, Greenbush = Route 2, Silver Cliffs= Route 22). I haven't quite sorted out his origins, only that he lived in Viridian Forest with his parents(named Frigga and Odin, off of the movies) and was cast out for some reason.

Anyway, glad you're enjoying it so far! I'll see about getting the next page up later tonight.

Also, first a Sandshrew with a 15% encounter rate, and now a Clefairy with a 1% encounter rate?! You should poke fun at that kind of stuff in the title of your run, especially if that becomes a regular thing. ;)
07-03-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Haha, I've never really seen much Marvel stuff lately, but it definitely sounds like an entertaining basis for his character! I like the names he gives some of the routes in particular. It gives them a bit more flavor than in the games proper~ I look forward to where things go from here!

Pffff, I dunno about adding it to the title necessarily, considering it's supposed to be a bit more of a serious, plot-focused run and I'd prefer the title reflect that, but it'll definitely get some lampshading within the comic itself! Probably courtesy of Blue, lol.

Speaking of Pokémon, though! I'm curious as to your plans regarding the Kanto starters and their availability in your run :0c I already picked up Bulbasaur myself, since the more Pokémon available to Red, the better it is in his mind.

Also, a question for everyone - What are your thoughts on utilizing glitches in Nuzlockes? I mean, some are unavoidable, like the whole Ghost not affecting Psychic thing in Gen I and all, but what about ones like the Mew Glitch and Missingno. and whatnot that you sort of have to go out of your way to activate? I'm already planning on making use of certain glitches in my run for plot reasons (though not horribly game-breaking ones like the Pewter Gym skip or Brock Through Walls), but I'm interested in your personal thoughts on them :p
07-04-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Thanks. For the starters, I've taken measures to ensure that I get all of them. I've already gotten Bulbasaur and Charmander, and I'm looking forward to getting Squirtle as well. I'm planning on naming and basing all of them off of Marvel characters as well, with Bulbasaur(Bruce) being Hulk, Charmander(Tony) being Iron Man, and Squirtle(Steve) being Captain America. I thought It'd be cool to have all the starters have that common theme of being a part of the Avengers.

As for glitches, I'm definitely going to avoid the game-breaking ones like Missingno and any of that other crazy shit, as I believe such stuff is unnecessary, plus it's too hard to pull most of them off anyway. I was thinking of making use of the Mew glitch to trigger the fight with Oak for added depth to the plot, but really, that glitch is pretty tough to pull off as well, so I might not bother.

Anyway, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go set up the next page of the script.
07-04-2016
Lionheart261
Here's the next page of the script. Let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE TWO:
PANEL 1:
(caption): Back at the lab…
Oak(O.P.): Better?
Yellow: Yeah, thanks.
PANEL 2:
Gary(O.P.): Ok, now that Yellow’s safe and sound-
PANEL 3:
Gary(linked): -can you give me my Pokémon?
PANEL 4:
Yellow: Seriously? After I almost die, you think it’s a good time to-
Oak: No, no, it’s quite alright, Gary. I have kept you waiting a long time.
PANEL 5:
Oak: Besides…
Oak(linked): In light of recent events, I believe it necessary for Yellow to have a travelling companion as well.
PANEL 6:
Oak: Some kids from Viridian already grabbed the starters I had ordered, but I still have this Eevee I got from the Game Corner for you, Yellow.
PANEL 7:
Gary: But-but-
(sfx): Kawaii Desu!(Gary is trying to guilt trip Prof. Oak into giving him the Eevee by using his kawaii charms ;))
Oak: Oh, all right, Gary. You can have it.
PANEL 8:
Gary: Yes! Thank you, Grandpa!
Oak: Heh heh. You’re welcome, you little gremlin.
PANEL 9:
Yellow(sfx): DO OM!(This is meant to convey that Yellow is incredibly pissed at Prof. Oak.)
Oak: Oh...right. Heh heh heh. Heh...oh shit.

PAGE BREAK:

Yellow with Fear

A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 0 Dead: 0
Badges: 0.

PANEL 10:
Oak: Uh...here! You can have that Pikachu from earlier!
Oak: That’s a good starter, right?
PANEL 11:
Yellow: You want me to travel with the Pokémon that almost clawed my face off?
PANEL 12:
(sfx): Kssht!(Thor escaped from his Poké Ball)
Thor: I had no intention of harming you, human.
(caption): Thor the Pikachu. ♂. Met at Lv. 5, Pallet Town. Moves: Thundershock, Growl.
PANEL 13:
Yellow: Yeah, well, it sure as hell didn’t look like it.
Thor(sfx): Scoff!
PANEL 14:
Oak(O.P.): Interesting. It doesn’t seem to want to stay in it’s Poké Ball. You’ll have to let it stay out.
Yellow: Alright then. What did you say your name was?
PANEL 15:
Thor: Thor. Thor Odinson.
PANEL 16:
Yellow: Alright, Thor. Let’s go.
Thor(sfx): !(surprise)
PANEL 17:
Thor: I protest! I will not be treated as your slave, human!
PANEL 18:
Yellow: What? Dude, I’m not going to treat you like a slave. We’re partners. Equals. We’re in this together from now on.
Thor: Pfft! As if I, the mighty Thor, could ever be your equal.
PANEL 19:
Yellow: Why, you little-
Gary(O.P.): HOLD IT! (same idea as last time)
PANEL 20:
Gary: Did you really think you could walk away from me-
Gary(linked): -without a battle?!
07-04-2016
A Commenter
Sorry for the delay, y'all. I was out for the weekend, but now I'm back.

@Anon
Your school life seems completely crazy. I wish you better luck on your job life, hahaha.
Speaking of luck, however, that's a chance to make a really good nuzlocke, with all the low-chance encounters you've managed to get. Put it to good use!


@Lionheart261
Seriously, your run is awesome so far.
I really like the idea about the mom being more credible (verisimilar, if you will) to a real mother. In the game she is intentionally heedless to her son, which always annoyed me a little (but she makes up for it in the 2nd gen, by calling you EVERY 5 FRIGGIN' MINUTES).
Looking forward to her development in the story :)

I also loved the overall encounter with Pikachu and his attitude. Really makes for an interesting beginning, and a fun character.

With page 2, however, I have a few suggestions, if I may add my two cents:
- Gary's character presentation seems a little rushed in your story. Maybe working out his connections with Yellow and/or Oak a little bit better would be nice.
I don't know if you're planning a big rivalry or any big relationship between the two characters, but that would make sense, since Gary will be around you for the whole run.

- The discussion between Thor and Yellow at the end could be longer (I don't know if you're going to continue their discussion after/during the battle), because it would really show how much of a conflict is going on at Thor's head, being a "God" and having to follow orders and everything...

Anyway, I'm not going to intrude your plot, haha. Just some feedback :]

Also: Thor "Odinson". I giggled.
07-04-2016
Anon
@A Commenter

Oh, it definitely was out there, lol. Hopefully I manage to land a job at one of the local GameStops I applied to the other day! They seem pretty easygoing and nice, based on all the time I've spent hanging out there lately. Better than school for sure xD And yeah, I'm hoping to build a pretty good run out of this one! I've already got a basic plot and the like planned out for both this and a sequel run, so as long as I can make it work with this run, I'll hopefully have plenty of material to build a nice little series out of~

@Lionheart

Ha, that does seem like a good theme to me! I might do a shared theme amongst the starters in my run, too, now that I think about it! Maybe name them after the abilities they get in gen III, since Pikachu was named Static in my run and all :p

Yeah, I would attempt the Missingno. Glitch for plot reasons, but at the same time, the Yellow version is much more prone to fucking up your game than the Red/Blue one. Granted, that would make sense in the context of the run's plot, but it's probably better that I avoid breaking everything too much so I can actually play through the run, lmao. The Mew Glitch is one I am planning on making use of, though! Red in my run has some ties to Mew and Mewtwo, so it would make sense for him to encounter Mew itself at some point as well as Mewtwo.

As for your run, it's still looking good, but I'm gonna second Commenter's thoughts regarding Gary's introduction coming off as a little short and the conversation with Thor ending a bit abruptly. I dunno about Gary, but I'm guessing the conversation between Yellow and Thor might continue through the battle with Gary and his Eevee? It seems like it might help with the flow a little bit. Just my thoughts, though! I'm sure whatever changes you decide to make or not to make, once it's all drawn out it'll work! c:
07-04-2016
Anon
Also, as an aside - I love how Yellow and Red's reactions to being given Pikachu as a starter instead of Eevee are so different, lmao. Red in my run ends up just sort of going along with it and not making too much of a fuss because he doesn't want to cause a scene, haha.
07-04-2016
Lionheart261
First off, thank you both for the feedback! It's very much appreciated. :>

@A Commenter Yep, believe it or not, "Odinson" is the Marvel character Thor's actual last name. ;)

As for the thing with Gary, yeah, his intro does seem a bit rushed. Maybe I could put him in Page One when Yellow is looking for Oak, as I did actually go into the lab where he was first before heading out into the grass in game, so maybe it could be like my character is asking him where he is.

And yeah, Gary is going to be a pretty big character in this run. Most runs usually write him off as just a cocky asshole or attempt to paint him in a more sympathetic light while still making him an asshole/psychopath(see: Petty's Leafgreen run), so for mine, I wanted to paint him and, by extension, his friendship(yes, you heard me right: friendship) with Yellow, in a more tragic light. Of course, his relationship with his grandfather will also be more loving and, to use your words, credible than in the games. Professor Oak has always struck me as heartless in his treatment of Gary at the end of the Kanto games, so for this run, I wanted to rectify that by making Oak care more for his grandchildren, in a kind of Grunkle Stan-sy way. ;)

As for the discussion between Thor and Yellow, that little spat with them is only the beginning, and the underlying conflict between them is going to play a major role in the next few pages.

Speaking of which, I'm going to be busy for most of the day, so I think I'll put up the next page in a few minutes.

@Anon So they'd be Overgrow, Blaze, and Torrent? ;) Not sure about the first one, but the other two could work.

Eh, Yellow is pissed at first, but you can see that he accepts it a little after Thor talks with him, as if he's thinking, "Well, might as well make the most of it." But yeah, he was definitely pissed about not getting a starter at first as a result of Oak's favoritism.
07-04-2016
Lionheart261
Here's the next page of the script. Let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE THREE:
PANEL 1:
Yellow: Ugh, fine. Just try to hold back a bit, alright? I don’t want either of our Pokémon getting too roughed up.
Gary: Got it. Let’s go!
PANEL 2:
Yellow: Thor, use Thundershock!
PANEL 3:
(sfx): Spark! Crackle!(This is meant to be the sound of lightening)
(caption): Thor is using badass lightning attack! Yellow is amazed!
PANEL 4:
Thor: Feel the might of Thor!
(sfx): Boom!(He has just used Thundershock.)
PANEL 5:
(sfx): Zap!
PANEL 6:
(sfx): Pow.(This pow sound effect is a reference to the sound an attack makes in Undertale)
(sfx): 5(Another Undertale reference. It's meant to convey the idea that the Thundershock hasn't done shit to it. ;))
PANEL 7:
Yellow: Oh shit.
(sfx): Smack! Pow! Smack!(Eevee Tackling him repeatedly)
(caption): Eevee used Tackle! It’s ridiculously overpowered!
PANEL 8:
Thor: Argh!
(caption): Yellow used Potion!
Yellow: Thor, quick! Use Growl to weaken his Tackle!
PANEL 9:
Thor: Nggh!-I will not take orders from you, human!
Yellow: Damn it, Thor! You could get hurt! Listen to me!
PANEL 10:
(sfx): Crackle!(More lightening)
Thor: I am Thor, son of Odin, and as long as there is life within my breast-
PANEL 11:
Thor(linked): I will not be vanquished!
(caption): Thor used Thundershock!
(sfx): Boom!!
PANEL 12:
(sfx): Bzzt!
PANEL 13:
Eevee(sfx): Smirk.
Eevee: Tickles.
PANEL 14:
(sfx): Critical hit!
(caption): It’s not very effective...

PAGE BREAK:

Yellow with Fear

A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke

Alive: ? Dead: ? Badges: 0

PANEL 15:
Yellow: Thor!
PANEL 16:
(sfx): DO OM! (You know those manga where something dramatic happens and this text accompanies it? Yeah. That's what this means.)
PANEL 17:
Yellow: Oh God, please don’t die! Please!
PANEL 18:
Yellow: No! No! No! No! It’s all my fault! I shouldn’t have battled him in the first place!
PANEL 19:
Yellow: Now he’s gone and I...I...
PANEL 20:
Yellow(sfx): Sniff
PANEL 21:
Yellow(sfx)(O.P.): Sniff(x2)
Gary: Oh my God. Dude, I’m so sorry. I-
PANEL 22:
Yellow: Shut the fuck up you asshole!
PANEL 23:
Gary: …
PANEL 24:
Gary: Hmph.
PANEL 25:
Gary: Fine. Smell ya later, prick.
PANEL 26:
(sfx): Stomp!(x3)
07-04-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Haha, yeah, Overgrow was the one I was iffy on as well tbh :p In the end I went over to name-rated on Tumblr to try and come up with some names for Bulbasaur, since I picked him up already, and I decided to go with Verdant. So now I'm going for more of a color-based thing with the traditional Kanto starters and letting Static be his own thing, lol. So far I have Verdant and Scarlet, and I'm thinking I might go for Colbalt when I get to Squirtle.

Haha, it'll be interesting seeing how their relationship develops over time! It's interesting to see a trainer and their starter get off to such a rocky start. I haven't seen much of that lately - The only ones I can really even think of off the top of my head are Hardmode with Ruby towards Luke and a non-Nuzlocke comic of White told from Cheren's POV where he gets stuck with an Oshawott who doesn't fight, lol.

It's cool seeing your interpretation of Gary! The Blue in my run is pretty different to a lot of interpretations I've seen floating around, too. Where a lot of people portray him as an underappreciated underdog who can't seem to beat Red, mine is kind of the opposite - He actually starts off the story being better than Red at basically everything. Red's mother and Oak still have high expectations of him despite his not being as good as Blue, and they believe he'll end up being even better than him at some point - Though Blue's prowess is definitely acknowledged by both Red and the other Pallet citizens, and he isn't nearly as unappreciated here as he seems to be in the games. This whole conflict and the pressure it puts on Red is actually what kickstarts the plot of my run. Red only manages to start winning against Blue with some outside help... And it's not exactly for the best in the long run, lol.

Also, with regards to the next page: Rip in pieces Thor :p
In all seriousness, it's interesting to see the first battle play our so dramatically for once! Usually they just end up being the traditional slapfight, haha. Contrary to popular depictions, they can be a bit tricky if the RNG isn't on your site! In Chuggaaconroy's Emerald playthrough, I'm pretty sure he lost the first rival battle, actually. It's nice to see that side of the battle displayed in a Nuzlocke for once :0c
07-05-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Those starter names all sound pretty good! I'm interested in seeing how they'll all interact with each other and the other teammates if applicable.

Yeah, the battle was mostly dramatic because of the issue between Thor and Yellow and, you know, Thor's godliness(I can't wait for that section to be drawn :)). Of course, the rival battles are usually only slapfights because it's really just each side spamming Tackle/Pound/Scratch. I mean, they're funny the first and second time around, but afterwards they just get stale. That's why I loved writing this battle, as both sides had a more interesting element that made the battle seem more dramatic and allow for some creative jokes: Thor with his badass lightning attacks, and Eevee(her name will be Vi from now on) with her OP Tackle(seriously, one Tail Whip later, and that thing was taking out half Thor's health per hit).

Also, in relation to Gary, I think I'm going to work on introducing him in the prologue. It'll probably end up being 30-40 something pages if I really want to establish their relationship, but hey, that's the price of character development.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some note taking to catch up on.
07-05-2016
Ánonymous
550th comment.
07-05-2016
The Fugitive
551st
07-05-2016
Lionheart261
552nd comment. Also, script time!

This one's a bit on the short side, but it's got a lot of dialogue, so there will probably be a lot of large panels. As always, let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE FOUR:
PANEL 1:
(caption): A few hours later…
Yellow: Will he be ok?
PANEL 2:
Oak: Yes, although in my opinion, he’s lucky to even be alive.
PANEL 3:
Oak: A Pikachu of his stats and level shouldn’t have been able to survive that attack, and yet somehow, he managed to survive it with only minor injuries.
Oak: He should come to in a couple of hours.
Yellow: Thank God...
PANEL 4:
Oak: In addition, there is something else I found while analyzing him.
Yellow: Is it anything serious?
Oak: Oh no, it isn’t likely to pose any health risks to him in the future. However…
PANEL 5:
Oak(linked): if you want him to evolve, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
PANEL 6:
Yellow: Huh? What are you talking about?
PANEL 7:
Oak(O.P.): For some reason, your Pikachu lacks the gene ELC26, the gene responsible for triggering evolution via a Thunder Stone in Pokémon such as Eevee and Pikachu. This has caused the genes responsible for causing the changes during evolution to interact in an unusual manner.
Yellow(O.P.): Define “unusual.”
Oak: In layman’s terms, it’s as if he’s kind of evolved, but not really.
PANEL 8:
Oak: His maximum electrical storage capacity, without any complications, is 90,000 volts, 15,000 volts higher than a normal Pikachu’s.
Oak: All of his base stats are 25% higher than an average Pikachu’s.
Oak: Bone density, muscle mass, memory, reaction time: all have been kicked up to 11.
Oak: We are looking at the most powerful Pikachu ever encountered.
PANEL 9:
Yellow: But if he’s that powerful, how the hell did that Eevee beat him so easily?
Oak: That I can’t answer, which leads me to a very important point that I must convey to you.
PANEL 10:
Oak(linked): No matter how powerful he may seem, don’t ever fool yourself into believing he’s invincible. That line of thinking could lead to him getting severely injured again, and if that happens-
PANEL 11:
Oak(linked): -we might not be able to save him.

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 1 Dead: 0
Badges: 0

PANEL 12:
(caption): Two hours later…
Oak: Oh! I almost forgot!
Oak: Since you’re traveling to Viridian City anyway, could you perhaps pick up a parcel I ordered and bring it back here?
PANEL 13:
Yellow: Sure. Where should I go to pick it up?
PANEL 14:
Oak: It should’ve been delivered to the PokéMart. I’ll call ahead and tell them to expect you.
PANEL 15:
Yellow: Got it. Thanks again, Professor!
Thor: Yes. Thank you for mending my injuries, Oak.
PANEL 16:
Oak: My pleasure. And Yellow!
Yellow(O.P.): Yeah?
Oak: Remember what I’ve told you!
PANEL 17:
Oak(linked): The lives of your Pokémon may depend on it!
07-05-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
@Lion add some Chicken Nuggets Bruh.
07-06-2016
Anon
Will reply properly to things in a bit, but right now, I need to share this:

http://spoonmorty.tumblr.com/post/147000275161

I've had this app for about half an hour, and I've already found a gym in the graveyard, three PokéStops in the same graveyard, and two PokéStops at the old juvy across the highway from my neighborhood.
All without leaving my house.
Pokémon Go is a beautiful mess. I love it already.
07-06-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Ha, lol. So much for the whole "outdoor" element. XD
07-07-2016
MasterSango
@Anon
Is it a Ghost-type gym?
07-07-2016
Lionheart261
@MasterSango *Insert comedic rim shot*
07-07-2016
Anon
Ha, I wish! It was unclaimed last night but it looks like someone got to it while I was asleep. I'm guessing it was Riley. He's a friend of mine who lives across the street from the graveyard, lol. It's set up with a Drowzee, I think. Though there was a Gastly nearby last night that I couldn't quite find... Maybe I'll see about catching it later and taking him on ;p
07-07-2016
Ánonymous
Just a heads up. Nuzlocke has been playing Pokémon Go and making tweets about it. So he's alive. Maybe some new information on the comic will happen soon.

But that's a big "Maybe".

07-07-2016
Noah
What if yamask was the ghost of Hilbert. That would be cool.
07-07-2016
Noah
also he is scared of Bianca and Cheren. just a suggestion.
07-07-2016
Noah
never mind yamask is a girl
07-09-2016
Sadie
I was playing Pokemon X the other day, and I couldn't resist catching a Pidgey and naming him 'Sawyer'.

This comic has an effect on me, and I'm sure it does on tons of more people, so please, PLEASE, update the comic.

You're probably busy, or have a good reason, but let us know. Instead of leaving us hanging.
07-09-2016
Lionheart261
@Sadie
Read this:
https://twitter.com/Nuzlocke/status/751300845170335745

He's not dead, and he's, ostensibly, still working on Ep. 11. Plus, he also says he'll be posting some comics about Pokemon Go(since he's been doing a screenshot run on his twitter ever since he got it), so we at least have something to tide us over hopefully.

As I say with everyone on here, be patient. He'll update eventually. At the very least, we know that he hasn't lost the drive to do Nuzlockes, so we can remain hopeful that, one day, he will return to us.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the forums if you're in the mood for some Nuzlocke comics. Some great ones, if you haven't read them already, include Tales of Sinnoh, Myths of Unova, Petty's Leafgreen and Heartgold Nuzlockes, Folded, Alterity, For Victory!, and Journey for Truth. That should hopefully tide you and others over until we receive more word.

Also, I've been posting the script for my own Nuzlocke comic on here if you're interested and/or would be willing to mercilessly critique it. So, you know, there's that. :)
07-09-2016
Sadie
@Lionheart261

Thank you, I guess I've grown salty, impatient, and have not bothered to check anything. And there's always Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go is love.

Pokemon Go is LIFE.

(Imma Gonna go check out those forums. :D)
07-09-2016
Anon
@Sadie

Haha, everyone forgets to check sometimes, no worries :d If you need other comics, Nuzlocke on Ice and Sins of the Father have both been proving pretty entertaining as well! Neither are too far in, but still c: Nuzlocke on Ice is only hosted on DeviantArt, to my knowledge, but a user named Katarinu, but Sins of the Father is on the forums for sure! I'd also suggest checking out It's a Hard Life and NuzRooke over on the forums as well - I haven't read either of them in a while, but I kept up with Hard Life for a while, and I enjoyed NuzRooke while it was running, too! And for non-Nuzlocke Pokémon comics, I'm also a fan of PMD: Victory Fire and True Strength!

Good luck with Go and finding some material to read~
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
Hey, so, if anyone's interested, I'm going to put up the next page of the script for my WIP Nuzlocke comic, Yellow with Fear, in a few moments. Please feel free to comment on what you like and where improvements could be made. In addition, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the previous page as well. For those who haven't read the previous pages, they're on here as well, so it shouldn't take too long for you all to catch up.

Thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this, and I hope you all are having a great day. :)
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
As always, let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE FIVE:

PANEL 1:
(caption): Route 1
Yellow: Alright, Thor! Time to do some training!
PANEL 2:
Thor(sfx): Grumble grumble…
PANEL 3:
Yellow: What did you say?
Thor: I believe the way you would utter it is “go fuck yourself.”
PANEL 4:
Yellow: Oh, come on! We both know that what happened back there wasn’t my fault! You just can’t accept that “the mighty Thor” got his ass handed to him by a Lv. 5 Eevee!
PANEL 5:
Thor: You agreed to the battle. You were aware of the risks inherent to it.
Yellow: Well, yeah, but I...I didn’t expect-
PANEL 6:
Thor: -the mighty Thor to “get his ass handed to him” by a Lv. 5 Eevee?
PANEL 7:
Yellow: I…
PANEL 8:
Yellow: Look. I think we can both agree that we made some mistakes.
Thor: Except that I made no mistakes.
PANEL 9:
Yellow: Yes, you did! If you had just listened to me and used Growl a couple times, you could’ve beaten him! You were just too stubborn and arrogant!
PANEL 10:
Thor(sfx): Sigh.
Thor: ...Yes, I suppose I was. And I should’ve taken your advice. I admit that.
PANEL 11:
Thor: But I refuse to be ordered around like some worthless beast!
PANEL 12:
Yellow: I’m never going to treat you like that, Thor.
Thor: Oh really? And why should I believe you?
PANEL 13:
Yellow: Because we’re partners. We’re supposed to have each others backs, always.
PANEL 14:
Yellow(O.P.): I promise I’m never going to treat you as anything less than a partner...and a friend. Ok?
Thor: ...Very well.
PANEL 15:
Yellow: But you have to promise to listen to me when we’re in battle.
Thor: Hmph!
PANEL 16:
Yellow: Thor...I want you to know that I’m not saying that to try to control you. I’m saying that so that I can try to protect you.
PANEL 17:
Thor(sfx): Twitch!(He's touched by Yellow's concern for him)
Yellow(O.P.): You’re not invincible. What happened at the lab proves that.
Yellow(O.P.): I don’t know what I’d do with myself if something like that happened again and you ended up dead instead of just mildly uncomfortable.
PANEL 18:
Yellow: That’s why I need you to train.
Yellow: So you can get stronger, strong enough to kick that cocky Eevee’s ass the next time we see him.
PANEL 19:
Yellow: So, what do you say? Deal?
PANEL 20:
Thor(sfx): ? (He's mulling it over for a bit)
PANEL 21:
Thor: Hm.
PANEL 22:
Thor: You have my word.
PANEL 23:
Yellow: Well, that’s good to hear-
PANEL 24:
Yellow(linked): -because it looks like we’ve got company.
(caption): A horde of ridiculously overleveled wild Pokémon appeared! What the fuck is up with this game?!
07-10-2016
Poturtle
@Lionheart
I love it already.

Btw, anyone else notice pokemon go's ability to start a
flame war over which team is the best?

Cuz lets be honest,
Mystic for life.
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Poturtle I aim to please. ;)

Also, I don't have Pokemon Go yet(Pocket Mortys kinda ate away at my phone's hard drive), so I don't really get the whole team thing. Could you catch me up?
07-10-2016
Anon
Looking good so far, man! :d

As for Pokémon Go and its whole team system, it basically works like this: Once you get to level 5, you're given access to gyms. You're also given access to three teams - Team Instinct, the yellow team symbolized by Zapdos, Team Mystic, the blue team symbolized by Articuno, and Team Valor, the red team symbolized by Moltres. Each gym, typically placed at notable landmarks, can be controlled by a team, whose members can place Pokémon at that gym to battle for them and keep it from being captured by an enemy team. When you have Pokémon at a gym, you also get bonuses every 21 hours or so, depending on how many gyms your Pokémon are at that are under your control.

I'm also Team Mystic, personally, though I haven't been able to do much gym stuff because I'm stuck stealing my neighbors' wifi, lmao.
07-10-2016
Poturtle
@Lionheart,

Basically, once you reach level 5 you get to choose between 3 teams:
Mystic/Blue, represented by Articuno
Valor/Red, represented by Moltres
Instinct/Yellow, represented by Zapdos

The teams can take over gyms, defend their teams, and generally
be competitive with each other.
It's great.
07-10-2016
Poturtle
Oh...
Anon beat me to the punch :P
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon and Poturtle Oh, so that's where the gym stuff comes in. Honestly, Idk if I'm going to get too into that whole gym conquering thing, or even if I'm going to get the game, as I've heard a lot of talk of server crashes and bugs and whatnot. Even if I do get it, I think I'm just going to focus on catching stuff(thinking about doing a Nuzlocke style playthrough because why not).

Speaking of which, is there any way to level your guys up without succumbing to microtransactions?
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon On an unrelated topic, how's your Yellow run coming? I just cleared through Silph Co. My team's basically the same aside from a Venusaur named Bruce and a Dugtrio named Daryl, but all of them have fully evolved except for Thor, and they're all looking pretty badass if I do say so myself. We've only lost two members so far, although many close calls have been had(Selfdestruct, thou art a heartless bitch). I've decided that I should hold off of writing any more of the script until the run is completed, one way or the other. That way, I'll have a much better sense of where I want the plot to go, especially with the whole Gary thing and Team Rocket's plans.

Also, maybe holding off will help me come up with some ideas for that crossover we were talking about. Still hopelessly lost on that. XD
07-10-2016
Anon
Yeah, you don't have to worry too much about microtransactions! Your character levels up through usual trainer stuff, catching Pokémon, evolving them, those sorts of things! And as for strengthening your Pokémon, whenever you catch a Pokémon of a certain evolutionary chain, you get candies you can spend on your Pokémon to make the evolve, or spend in combination with stardust earned through catching Pokémon or from defending a gym to increase their overall power. I haven't had any issues with microtransactions yet, and it's easy enough to just camp at a PokéStop for a while to grab some items if you're running low on balls or something, lol~ They refresh every five minutes or so, so you have plenty of opportunity to pick up supplies and eggs :d And yeah, the servers definitely aren't stable just yet - They'll probably improve over time, like with most games, but for now they are still a bit shaky, with this being the first week of open availability and all.

My run's been going well so far! Tbh I haven't done much work on it as of late, because Go has been distracting me (As well as Pocket Mortys, rewatching several series and movies, working on job applications... I've been putting it off lmao), but so far the only teammate I've lost is Kenya the Spearow to a surprise crit from a Rattata she was grinding against. His first attack was a crit, so I didn't have a chance to gauge his power against Kenya's, and she was already weakened, so xp But I've beaten Misty and all with no problems, so that's good!

On the topic of Pocket Mortys, I've gotta ask - What's your team looking like? Do you have any favorite Mortys? I got the last trophy just the other day, and now I'm working on grinding up all of my unique Mortys and hunting down rare ones, since I played through most of the game with just my original, lol. Somebody stop me from spending all my schmeckles on Attack Mega Seeds for him, he's getting to the point where I feel like he needs a nerf ¦D And I'm probably going to end up forming a team of Spoon Mortys once I get al that taken care of, seeing as spoonmorty is my url and all, haha.
07-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Well, that's a relief. I thought I'd have to spend like 10 bucks just to get anywhere. Now I can save my money for a far greater purpose: buying Blips and Chitz coupons! XD Oh, and good luck on your Yellow run. Again, hopefully we won't get the exact same teams by the end. ;)

As for my Pocket Mortys team, it's a...bit more varied. xD I haven't gotten too far: I think I'm on like the 6th or 7th badge right now, and my team is still fairly weak. Even still, the game is fairly easy. At first it was tough because I didn't want to have to spend real money just to get Mortys and whatnot, but then all the essential items were put in the store, and I discovered an even better way to get in game currency: watching ads! ;) Seriously, now I'm completely loaded, with a whole team of awesome Mortys, including Mermaid Morty, Unkempt Morty, Chops Morty, and the all seeing, all powerful...Jerry's Game Morty. ;) Oh, and there's the original Morty, but he's not all that great in battle and I really only use him when one of the others gets knocked out.

Anyway, I've really been meaning to play it more, especially with all those updates I've been hearing about. I'll probably get back to it once I'm done with the Yellow run.
07-11-2016
Anon
Haha, no worries about spending your life savings on Pokémon! At least on Pokémon Go, anyway ;p Just camp out by a PokéStop for a while and you should be good to go! There's one at the library up the street from where I live, so I should be pretty much good on supplies for a while, lol.

Ahah, yeah, my team was definitely a lot more varied back when I didn't have many badges. Once you get up to 20 badges and they start selling Attack Mega Seeds, though, I started pumping my original Morty so full of those things, it was nuts. At level 25 he was already over 200 power and knocking out Mortys ten levels higher in one hit, lol. Since you can't leave him in the daycare, he had to catch up with the others at some point... But I may have taken it a biiiiit too far, heh.

Oh yeah, they've definitely been adding a lot of stuff! They have tournaments with rental Mortys now where you can win one of a kind Mortys? I picked up a headism Morty from it for my team the other day :d
07-11-2016
Anon
Oh yeah.
On the topic of Rick and Morty:
A post came up on my dash saying "You now gain the powers of whoever is your current phone background! What is it?"
My response was pretty simple.
"Incredible genius, depression, and alcoholism."
...
Somebody fucking get Rick out of space jail already goddammit.
07-11-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon #FreeRick2016

Also, how many badges are there in Pocket Mortys? I thought there were only 18!
07-11-2016
Anon
One day :')
In the meantime I can always just
Rewatch Rick and Morty every few weeks and then cry in a corner
Ahah I'm not okay

I believe you can actually keep collecting badges with no limit, but there are six trophies for each of the council members. You can get the sixth at 42 badges or so, but you can unlock more Mortys if you keep collecting badges after that. I believe the last one you can unlock is Morticia at about 45 badges :d
07-11-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon 45? 45 gym battles? ...I'm never going to finish this game, am I? xD

In other news, I'm planning on posting the next page of the script later today, so there's that.

If you're looking for a new show to watch to take your mind off of Rick, the next season of Star vs the Forces of Evil just started. I'm still kinda surprised by how much I liked the first season(seeing as it's literally every girly, pandering cartoon from the 90's stuffed into a blender...on crack xD), so I'm interested in how season 2 will turn out. I mean, Disney greenlit it before the first one even aired, so it must've been pretty good to them.

Also, re-watching Rick and Morty sounds like a pretty good idea, actually. I'd go do that, but I saw most of the episodes through some guy on Youtube posting them in their entirety(which is actually how I watch most cartoons, to be honest xD), so I may need to look for some alternative source. Oh, and I might as well re-watch SU while I'm at it so I can be all caught up for Steven's Summer Adventures. Seriously, that promo was fucking EPIC! ;D
07-11-2016
Anon
Pffff. Don't worry, after twenty it gets a lot easier, with the mega seeds being sold at salesman rick's and all :d

Can't wait to read it! :d

Oh, yeah, I've heard some good stuff about Star vs.! I might check it out sometime :0c

Haha, yeah, I watched it on Hulu for the most part since a friend gave me her login info, lol. If you ever need a place to watch cartoons or something, Kisscartoon is a good option! It's free and everything! Granted, you have to have adblock off for it, of course, but it also works on mobile c: The one issue I've had with it is that s2e3 of Rick and Morty has some desync on there, so you'd be better off looking for an alternative source for that episode, lol. And yeah, I can't wait for the new episodes to start! A new one every day... Here comes fandom hell, lmao ¦D Can't wait for Bismuth to be officially introduced in the show proper!
07-11-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Isn't the fandom always hell with SU? ;)

Also, can you tell me what's up with this Bismuth character? I've been seeing all sorts of speculation videos in my Youtube feed, and I'm worried that, seeing as they're obsessing over a character who appeared for like 2 seconds during a flashback, that the fans have gone insane as a result of the hiatuses. ;D Why exactly is this random guy important? And why do people think he's Steven's brother...for whatever fucked up reason?
07-11-2016
Anon
Pfff, true ;p

And oh, Bismuth is actually a canon character! Those theories were from before her reveal is all. Her official appearance is in a sneak peek video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47abh_u0fQo

Before all that, Bismuth seemingly appeared in a bubble within Lion's mane, and of course in the flashback with Lapis. There's been a lot of speculation, but she's supposed to finally be appearing in canon towards the end of the event!
07-11-2016
Lionheart261
@Oh, so that's who that was! I thought that was a random Homeworld gem that kidnapped Lapis! That's why I thought they were crazy. ;D

Of course, I'm still not quite sure on why she's so important, other than that she was probably some leader in the Rebellion. And all that stuff about her being related to Steven...yeah, I think some of the fans have lost it. ;)

Anyway, thanks for clearing that up! Now I have yet another awesome thing to look forward to in...7 days. Only 7 more days...(internally screaming xD)
07-12-2016
Lionheart261
Oh, also, before I forget, here's the next page of the script! We've just started Chapter 2: Land of Evergreens! It's a pretty dull chapter, to be honest, but at least this one will finally wrap up the intro! xD

As always, let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE SIX:
PANEL 1:
(sfx): Tick(x3)(The clock's ticking)
PokéMart Cashier: Ugggggghhhhh.
PANEL 2:
(sfx): Tick(x2)
PokéMart Cashier(O.P.): Aggghhhh!
PANEL 3:
PokéMart Cashier: Where the fuck is he?! He should’ve been back from Route 1 by now! If he isn’t back in the next five seconds, I’m going to-
PANEL 4:
(sfx): Boom!(Thor's Thundershock attack)
PokéMart Cashier(sfx): !(Shock)
PANEL 5:
(sfx): Ding!(Yellow entering)
PokéMart Cashier: Ah!
PANEL 6:
Yellow(O.P.): Hey-
PANEL 7:
Yellow(linked): Is this the PokéMart?
(caption): Thor grew to Lv. 6! Thor learned Tail Whip!
PokéMart Employee(delirious): What? Where am I? What happened to all the pretty birdies?

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 1 Dead: 0
Badges: 0

PANEL 8:
PokéMart Cashier: We-welcome to PokéMart! Can I get-get you anything sir?
PANEL 9:
Yellow: Yeah. I’m here for a package ordered by Professor Oak. Should be addressed to Pallet Town.
PokéMart Cashier: Oh, r-right! Uh, h-here!
PANEL 10:
(caption): Yellow obtained Oak’s Parcel!
PANEL 11:
Yellow: Thanks. Sorry if that ruckus back there startled you.
PokéMart Cashier: St-startled? No sir, I-I’m per-perfectly f-fine! Not st-startled at all!
PANEL 12
Yellow: Uh huh, sure. I can see it in your eyes.
PANEL 13:
Yellow: See ya.
PANEL 14:
PokéMart Cashier: Ye-yeah! C-come again! Heh heh! Heh…
(sfx): Ding!(Yellow leaving)
PANEL 15:
(sfx): Plop!(The cashier is still scared shitless and has just collapsed onto the counter. He can't deal with this right now. ;))
PokéMart Cashier: Aaaggghhh!
PAGE BREAK:
PANEL 16:
(caption): A trip to the Pokémon Center and a short walk later...
Oak: Thank you, Yellow! This modified Poké Ball will assist me greatly in my research!
Yellow: Yep. Yellow: Delivery boy extraordinaire.
PANEL 17:
Oak: Heh heh. Oh!
Oak: Congratulations on activating your license, Yellow! I have a feeling you’ll make a great Pokémon trainer.
PANEL 18:
Yellow: Thanks, Professor.
PANEL 19:
Oak: Say, Yellow, could you come with me for a moment? I want to show you something I’ve been working on.
PANEL 20:
Yellow: What is it?
Oak: This…
PANEL 21:
(sfx): Whoosh!(Pulling back a curtain)
PANEL 22:
Oak(linked): is a Pokédex!
PANEL 23:
Oak: It’s a device which I invented that records data on any Pokémon captured that has not been captured previously.
Oak: A digital Pokémon encyclopedia!
PANEL 24:
Oak: With this device, I may finally achieve my ultimate dream: to record data on every Pokémon in existence!
Oak: However…
PANEL 25:
Oak(linked): I’m too old to do it myself. I’m starting to get arthritis in my leg, so, you know, not exactly fit for travel.
PANEL 26:
Oak: That’s why I need someone like you to do it for me! Someone full of vim and vigor, always ready to embark upon an adventure!
Oak: So, what do you say? Will you help me make the scientific breakthrough of the century?
PANEL 27:
Yellow: Sure. But, uh...
PANEL 28:
Yellow(linked): there’s something you should know.
07-12-2016
Lionheart261
Oh, one more thing!

I decided to add a section to Page 1 that hopefully introduces Gary a bit better than his introduction in Page 2 did. As always, please let me know what you all think of it and where I can make improvements.

PAGE ONE:
PANEL 1:
Mom: Well, you better go. Professor Oak is looking for you.
Yellow: Got it. I’ll come by and visit you soon, I promise.
PANEL 2:
Mom: Goodbye! Don’t forget to write!
Yellow: I won’t!
PANEL 3:
Mom: Heh.
PANEL 4:
Mom: That boy’s getting more like you every day, isn’t he, Sam?
PANEL 5:
Mom: Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out the same way...

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 0 Dead: 0 Badges: 0

PANEL 6:
(sfx): 🎵♫🎵🎝
(caption): Pallet Town
PANEL 7:
Gary(O.P.): Yo, Yellow!
Yellow(sfx): !
PANEL 8:
Gary: Did you really think you could up and leave without me?
(caption): Gary Oak. Class: Pkm Trainer/”Rival”
PANEL 9:
Yellow: Of course not. Besides, I still have to get my license activated in Viridian before I’m free to begin my journey anyway.
PANEL 10:
Gary: Well, yeah, but-
Yellow: But you wanted us to head out to Viridian together. I know.
PANEL 11:
Yellow: Well, look, I still need to meet up with Professor Oak for whatever reason, so as soon as I find him, we can head out and have our whole symbolic coming of age thing, alright?
PANEL 12:
Gary: Heh. Got it.
PANEL 13:
Gary: Speaking of which, have you seen Gramps anywhere? He said he was going to give me one of his Pokemon before I started my journey.
PANEL 14:
Yellow: You mean he isn’t in his lab?
PANEL 15:
Gary: Nope. Went down there a few minutes ago and he was nowhere to be found.
Yellow: Hm. Odd.
PANEL 16:
Gary: Yeah.
Gary: One of his aides-you know him, right? The dorky one in the glasses, sounds like a character in a stand up routine?
Yellow: Heh. Yeah.
PANEL 17:
Gary: Anyway, his aide thought he went to the Indigo Plateau on business a couple hours ago.
PANEL 18:
Yellow: Wait a second, the Indigo Plateau? Why would they need him there?
Gary: Beats me.
PANEL 19:
Gary: Anyway, the aide said he should be heading back by now. I’ll go wait in the lab until he gets here. You want to come with?
Yellow: Nah. He said that he wanted to see me immediately, so I should probably meet up with him at Route 1.
PANEL 20:
Gary: You sure? The walk from Indigo Plateau to here isn’t that long. I’m sure he’ll be here soon.
PANEL 21:
Gary: Besides, maybe I’ll finally get a chance to ask that intern of his out-
Yellow: She has a girlfriend.
PANEL 22:
Gary: How the hell do you kno-oh.
PANEL 23:
Gary(sfx): Snrk!
PANEL 24:
Gary(chuckling): Oh ho ho!
Yellow(O.P.): Please don’t.
PANEL 25:
Gary(singsongy): Yellow and Amy, sitting in a tree-
Yellow(O.P.): Dude, shut up.
PANEL 26:
Gary: …
PANEL 27:
Gary(linked): K-i-s-s-i-n-g!
PANEL 28:
Yellow: Ah-
Yellow(sfx): Sigh.
PANEL 29:
Yellow: Fuck you, Gary.
PANEL 30:
Gary: Aw, admit it! A small part of you will miss our daily banter once we’re out on the open road.
PANEL 31:
Yellow: Heh. You’re right. A very small, insignificant part of me will miss this.
Yellow: While an even larger part of me will be ever thankful.
PANEL 32:
Gary: Heh. If you say so.
Gary: Anyway, I’ve gotta get to the lab.
PANEL 33:
Gary: Smell ya later, Yellow!
PANEL 34:
Yellow: See ya!
PANEL 35:
Yellow: …
PANEL 36:
Yellow: Heh. How about that?
PANEL 37:
Yellow(caption)(linked): He was right.
07-23-2016
TeCoolCommenter
Wow it's been forever o.o

I hope there won't be another nuzlocke is dead scene going on
07-23-2016
Lionheart261
@TeCoolCommenter Seeing as he's been posting on his Twitter almost daily, I think that's unlikely. ;)
07-23-2016
Chicken Nugget Enforcer
Wow @Lion u should just take over this page u are rocking the nuzlocke thing more than nuzlocke himself!
07-24-2016
Lionheart261
@Chicken Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, so I'm just going to take it at face value and say I'm glad you're liking my run so far!

To be totally (not) honest, I would, if I could draw...and knew how to make a web comic...and if I had any real idea of what I wanted to do with my plot...and if I somehow had admin privileges on here. ;)

Actually, I'll tell you what: as a token of my appreciation, I'm going to put a KFC, McDonalds, or other chicken-related joke somewhere in this run, just for you. ;)
07-24-2016
The Pundit
"It's good to be back" -Nuzlocke
07-24-2016
OiraM64
It has been hilarious to see the joyful shouts of "welcome back!" turning into dark and despairing wails of waiting during these seven months.

And in case someone actually sees this comment, give yourself a pat in the back cause you're awesome.
07-24-2016
Anon
I wouldn't say it's despairing wails for the most part. We seem to have built up a pretty solid community amongst ourselves here, and we know Nuz is alive and well, so ;p

Anyway, sorry for not being active around here lately! I've been sort of out of it these past few weeks. I blame Pokémon Go getting me to go outside and socialize irl for once, haha. How have you all been?
07-24-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Eh, I've been ok. Pokemon Go hasn't really gotten me outside all that much on account of the shitty servers, so I've mostly been sitting around watching Star Vs. and SU. It's been pretty tough resisting the temptation to watch the leaks, honestly. ;)

Also, I finally got done playing my Yellow run yesterday, so there's that.
07-24-2016
Anon
Pfff, fair enough. I've mostly been hanging out at the mall on account of not having cellular on my iPad and there being two PokéStops in range of the food court, lol. And yeah, I've been keeping up with the SU episodes as well! Some of the leaks and sneak peeks, man. Looking forward to Wednesday's episode in particular~

And congrats on finishing your Yellow playthrough! I keep starting up new projects because apparently just playing through one game while trying to get a job isn't enough, haha. Had to call on the BS Clause while I was working on my 'locke earlier because of my 3DS's circle pad fucking up and forcing me into a trainer battle before I could get it back to a neutral position after another one I finished. Gotta love it :p Red might be dumb and lack some common sense, but not dumb enough to do something like that.

Oh, also, and friend and I went 50/50 on a used copy of Sonic 06 because apparently the GameStops around here carry them. Supposedly every week or so these guys come in and just buy the lowest rated game they have to play through? Apparently they also love suffering, haha. We're gonna be playing through it together. Possibly recording it so the world can see us being the masochistic fucks we are. Rip me and Phoenix lmao

Good to hear you're doing alright!
07-25-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Whoa, your life sounds pretty hectic at the moment. I hope you're handling it ok. Especially the whole Sonic 06 thing. That sounds like a whale of a time. ;)

Eh, I'll take or leave Wednesday's episode. The one I'm really looking forward to is Thursday's, as well as Tuesday's, if only because of the title. ;)

@Everyone Anyway, it's good to hear from everyone again! For a second there, I was worried that I'd bored you all to death with my comic scripts. Glad to see that's not the case(I hope). xD

I think, in order to not disrupt the flow of conversation(and to hopefully delay the rate of comments enough that Nuz posts again before we hit 1000 ;)), I'm going to relocate my scripts to another page. When I've found a suitable one and moved all of my scripts to it, I'll give you all a link to it so you may critique them if you're interested. Of course, you can also post your critiques of the first page on the official Nuzlocke forums. The topic is called "Nuzlocke Script Criticism" under the Creative thread. Check it out if you want.

Anyway, that's enough rambling for now, so I'm just going to end this with five simple words I know you all love so much:

"It's good to be back."
07-25-2016
Anon
Haha, it's not too bad, really! The most annoying thing of late was cramping horribly to the point where I was drenched in sweat and shaking, lol. Periods are the worst I'm gonna actually rip my uterus from my body one of these days ¦'D Tmi though, right? Also, getting my bottom braces on tomorrow. Can't wait to not be able to chew for a week again, lol.

Heh, I'm mostly excited for Wednesday's episode because of certain sneak peeks that have been going around... Not gonna spoil it here, but you'll probably see what I'm getting at once the ep airs, haha ;p

I'll have to check out your thread in the forums sometime! Hopefully you'll get some good feedback through it :0c

Also, did everyone see those official designs for the PoGo team leaders? Because I did and I love them all.
...
Also, even as a dedicated member of Team Mystic, I would absolutely let Candela sit on my face.
07-25-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon ...I'm not sure how to respond to that. xD

Yeah, I saw the sneak peeks, I'm just not sure whether I'll like it or not.

I also saw the PoGo team leader designs, and I can take 'em or leave 'em, honestly. Candela is ok, Spark is good, and the Mystic leader's design is just...confusing. How confusing, you ask? Let's just say that Professor Oak wouldn't know what to make of it. ;)
07-28-2016
Trixxie
Hey man, will this series continue / finish? thik its great work that u do here

07-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Trixxie Not sure if you're talking about Nuz's work or mine, but if you're talking about mine, yes this series of script posting will continue. I'm honestly not sure where to move them, so I'll keep posting them here for now(I'll probably post page 7 tomorrow). However, with that said...

@Everyone I'd like to let everyone know that without any replies, I can't know whether anyone's actually read them, and since I usually like to get some kind of feedback on the previous one before I put up the next one...I think you can see where I'm going with this. xD

If you have some critiques regarding the scripts, don't be afraid to bring them to my attention, and if you don't and/or you think that the page is great as it is, please leave a comment to that effect so that I know that people have seen it and I can post the next one.

Anyway, I appreciate all of the encouragement you all have given me regarding this comic. It really means a lot. =)
07-29-2016
Purple5775
Is Nuzlocke ever coming back, or are the comics just done? Its been 7 months. I started out checking everyday for a new comic, then every week, and now I'm down to checking about once a month.
07-29-2016
Lionheart261
@Purple5775 Well, he's been posting on his Twitter, so we know he's not dead, and he has stated that he is working on some Pokemon Go comics, so we've got something in the works to tide us over while we wait for Ep. 11. Overall, I think he will get back to the comics, but you have to remember that he has a life outside of this, and sometimes that life conflicts with his work here.

Be patient. Look at some of the comics on the forums or, hell, if you're willing to, help critique the scripts I've been posting for my own Nuzlocke comic(shameless self-advertising is shameless ;)). Just do something else, and I promise you, he will come back eventually, or, if he finally decides he simply can't do the comic anymore, he'll say so on here and/or on his social media, and that'll be that.
07-30-2016
Lionheart261
Well, here's Page 7. This is honestly my least favorite page, mostly because of the conversation between Gary and Yellow. I tried to have them reconcile after their first battle, but as you will see, I didn't do such a good job. I tried to come up with a logical reason for Gary's overreaction and failed miserably. I tried to draw off of my own personal experiences when doing so, but I don't think I did that well. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make their talk less cringy, I'd be happy to hear them. Anyway, here it is.

PAGE SEVEN:
PANEL 1:
(caption): 2 minutes of explanations later…
Oak: I see. So you are restricted to only the first Pokémon you encounter in any particular area?
PANEL 2:
Yellow: Well, I did request the “Dupes clause” extension when I signed up, but apparently it costs 3,000 to implement, and that’s money that I just don’t have and my family just can’t afford to spend.
Oak: ...I see.
PANEL 3:
Yellow: Look, I’ll try my best, but I don’t think I can help you that much given my family’s financial situation.
Oak: ...I think there’s a way that you can, Yellow. Excuse me for just a mom-
PANEL 4:
Gary(O.P.): Oh. It’s you.
PANEL 5:
Gary: Guess I should’ve seen that coming, huh?

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 1 Dead: 0 Badges: 0

PANEL 6:
Oak: Ah, Gary! Why don’t you take a seat while I make some phone calls, alright?
Gary: Actually, I think I’d rather you tell me why you asked me to drop everything and come by on such short notice.
PANEL 7:
Oak: Gary, I’d be happy to tell you, but first you must be patient and-
Yellow: No, it’s ok, Professor. Really.
PANEL 8:
Oak: Are you sure?
Yellow: Yeah. I’d say that the scientific study of a lifetime is more important than one kid’s financial problems.
PANEL 9:
Oak: Well...alright.
PANEL 10:
Oak: Gary, the reason I’ve called you both here is that I need help gathering data on different Pokémon species. This device, which I call a Pokédex, will record information on any new Pokémon you capture. I ask that you take it with you and work to catalogue every Pokémon in Kanto.
PANEL 11:
Gary: Hm. Alright, I’ll do it.
(sfx): Snatch!(Gary grabbed the Pokedex)
PANEL 12:
Oak: Excellent! I won’t keep you here any longer, Gary. I imagine you have more pressing matters to attend to.
Oak: The Indigo League, perhaps?
PANEL 13:
Gary: Heh, don’t you know it. I’ve got to go train up my Eevee and catch more Pokémon so I can be ready for Brock.
PANEL 14:
Oak: Well, I’ll let you get right to it. Now, if you’ll both leave for a few moments, I must make some very important phone calls.
PANEL 15:
Gary: Got it. Later Grandpa!
Oak: Goodbye! Oh, Yellow! I’ll call for you once I’m done! Please do not leave town before then!
Yellow: Got it, Professor!
PANEL 16:
Gary: Well, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get a map from my sister. I’ll be sure to tell her not to give you one.
PANEL 17:
Gary: Nyeh heh heh heh!
PANEL 18:
Gary: Smell ya later, los-
Yellow(O.P.): Gary, can I talk to you for a second?
PANEL 19:
Gary: What do you want, Yellow?
Yellow: I want to apologize.
PANEL 20:
Yellow: I know that what I said back there...wasn’t cool, and I know that it hurt your feelings, so...I’d just like to say that I didn’t mean any of it and...I hope you can forgive me.
PANEL 21:
Gary: Dude, it’s...fine.
Yellow: Really?
PANEL 22:
Gary: Yeah. I mean, you had almost lost your only Pokémon, just like that, only a few minutes after you got him.
Gary: I get that you’d be angry and guilty and lash out like you did.
PANEL 23:
Yellow: So, why did you take it so badly, then?
PANEL 24:
Gary: ...I don’t know.
Gary: I guess I’ve always felt like you never actually liked being friends with me and all, so when you said that stuff earlier...I thought that maybe you really did hate me.
PANEL 25:
Yellow: What? You’re like, my best friend!
Gary: Heh, I know. I guess I just got too caught up in my own self loathing to realize that.
PANEL 26:
Gary: So...we’re still friends, right?
Yellow: Heh.
PANEL 27:
Yellow: To the end of the line, pal.
08-02-2016
12-25-2015
>It's good to be back.
08-02-2016
Ánonymous
Nuz posted this yesterday on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nuzlocke/status/760208686568443905

Could it mean that he plans to post some news/update next week? (I say "plans" because, with Nuzlocke, the dates are mere suggestions).
08-04-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Actually, I enjoyed the way the conversation was kind of awkward! I mean, it's always awkward when shit goes down between friends, even ones who've known each other their whole lives, and trying to reconcile is just as weird, haha. In my experience it's always a little cringey, as you put it. It being displayed as sort of awkward but mutually understanding feels pretty realistic to me. As far as Gary's reasoning, maybe it's because of my own struggles with anxiety and depression, but I can see where he's coming from. Whenever I get into a fight with someone I'm close to or don't speak with someone I care about for a while, especially someone I consider my best friend, there's always a part of me that feels like maybe they were just pretending, you know? Even if I know better, there's always that part that feels like they don't actually like me after all. It seems like he has a slightly different way of handling it than I do - More hostile and distant - but it makes sense to me. If you build on his issues of self-loathing and the like as the run goes on, I think it'll work just fine!

As a side note, update on my Nuzlocke's status: I somehow caught a motherfucking Dugtrio as my first encounter in Diglett's Cave and managed to not lose any Pokémon to it because Talon is a bro? What is the luck in this Nuzlocke and how do I get it to spread out into my actual life haha. I'm currently going through the S.S. Anne - Hopefully we'll get some good news on our financial situation soon so I can work a bit faster on it!
08-04-2016
Synonymous
https://twitter.com/Nuzlocke/status/761014140873740289

Well... RIP, I guess.
08-04-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Yeah, it can be pretty awkward, especially for those of us who aren't too great in social situations. ;)

I've felt like he did whenever stuff like that happens, too, which is mostly what informed this page. Him being more hostile and distant also reflects my feelings whenever stuff like that happens with a close friend. One could say that when he thinks like that, he's angry at Yellow for pitying him so much and at himself for falling for it simultaneously. Also, yeah, the self loathing and believing Yellow hates him thing is going to return with a vengeance later on. Stay tuned.

Another thing: A Dugtrio?! Are you serious? Jesus, the odds of not only catching that thing, but surviving it, given how much more powerful he would be than your team is just...wow. Nice one, Anon. Nice one. Surge's gym is going to get completely sweeped now that you have a Lv. 29 Dugtrio on standby. xD
08-05-2016
Anon
@Lionheart

Hah, seems like Gary may be a pretty relatable character for some of us, then! I hope to see more of him and how his self-loathing affects him in the future. A lot of runs seem to have a similar characterization, what with the general consensus that the Kanto rival is the unfavorite and all, but I haven't seen a whole lot that go in-depth with regards to how it affects him - Even the ones that do explore it tend to not give him a ton of screentime, probably due in part to the fact that he's not around too often in-game and most of the screentime is held solely by the protag and their Pokémon. This seems like it'll be an interesting portrayal of him, and I'm looking forward to more!

And yeah, I know. The luck in this run is absolutely absurd, haha! First the Sandshrew, then the Clefairy, and now surviving and catching a Dugtrio? I decided he was a bit too overleveled to be my main fighter in Surge's gym when I challenged it last night, so I just stuck him in the back of the party in case of an emergency, like a wipe coming on - In the end, though, Burrow managed to take out his Raichu with Dig by himself! Had a bit of a close call with Mega Kick taking him down to 7 HP, but Surge decided not to heal him and he was able to take him down! I'm pretty proud of my tiny underleveled Sandshrew right now. Even if I did box him right after to get the Squirtle and do some training, lol.
08-06-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Well, I'm glad you're liking him so far. As this run goes on, I'm going to try to flesh out his character a lot more, so hopefully other readers will like him as well. =)

Also, yeah, when my tiny little Lv. 19 Diglett took out the entire gym on his own, I was so shocked and so proud. Daryl later became an integral part of my team once he evolved and started kicking all kinds of ass. You know what they say, "From little acorns grow mighty oaks." ;)

And seriously, watch. Your luck is going to get so insane by the end that you'll end up getting, like, Zapdos as your first encounter in the Power Plant or something. ;) The only insane luck I was blessed with was that only three of my guys died by the end, although many close calls were had.
08-07-2016
Anon
Hah, well, I can say with certainty that I'm looking forward to it!

Haha, yeah. Gotta love it when tiny underleveled little guys manage to hold their own! I had a Budew in a Platinum 'locke I started a while back but dropped who managed to take down Roark without any problems - Even his Cranidos! She was a strong one for sure.

Pfff. On the one hand, it'd be kind of awesome to get a legendary as my first encounter, but on the other... They kind of need to die for the plot, haha! I guess we'll see how things go when we get there, huh?
08-07-2016
Anon
Update on Burrow - Holy shit. Heading the Route 9 now, and I decided to fight the trainers for some experience. Well, this one Hiker sent out a Geodude, and I sent out Burrow, the lowest level in the party. He uses Dig and outspeeds, and on the same turn, Geodude used Selfdestruct. He didn't have full HP, so he wouldn't have survived if not for his outspeed Dig. Clutch, right?
It doesn't end there.
At the end of the battle, he levels up. And what happens?
He evolved into Sandslash after cheating certain death at the hands of an overleveled Richu and an exploder, one after another.
Look at this little shit. Look at the way he just waltzes up to Yveltal's door, knocks three times, and runs away laughing and screaming 'Not today, bitch!' when it opens.
I love it oh my god that moment is going into the comic for sure.
08-07-2016
Anon
Wow, today may have been my most productive day of Nuzlocking since I started this run.

A final, darker update: Red has successfully summoned and eliminated Mew. Only three more to go.
08-07-2016
Anon
Actually, fuck it, let's make it four posts and three Nuzlocke updates in a single day.

For those who want to read my gameplay (not really story) notes that got way too intense and dramatic and story-driven during that last event mentioned above, I stuck it up on my blog here for all to read: http://spoonmorty.tumblr.com/post/148616674931/whoops-i-got-a-little-too-intense-and-story-driven
Spoilers for my run, naturally :p
08-08-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon FYI, I'm going to reply to these posts one at a time.

1st post: Oh, you're doing a legendary murder fest too? ;)

In all seriousness, mine isn't so much a murder fest as a "they got kerpranked by the bad guy" thing. What exactly are you doing with it, plot wise?

2nd post: That little shit. xD Seriously, Daryl had to deal with that self destruct shit like 5 times over the course of the run, and he still lived to tell the tale every time. Even though his HP would always be shit, he was amazing.

3rd post: Good for you! ...I meant the productivity thing, not the...the, you know...yeah. ...Jesus.

4th post: Eh, Idk if I'll check it out. I want to read yours blind if I can, so if you could please be minimal with regards to spoilers, it would be much appreciated.

Also, side note: That cameo that we were talking about? It's coming up. I think what I'm going to do is this:

- Yellow walks up to the counter at the Pokemon Center. Red is already there about to start healing his guys.
- Yellow goes over to the next machine(makes sense-why would there only be one healing machine to use at any given time?) and looks up at the monitors as both trainers are healing their teams.
- He then notices how the teams are virtually identical and, in an attempt to start a friendly conversation, points it out to Red.
- Red, annoyed at this random fuckwad bothering him for no reason, simply grunts angrily in reply. When Yellow continues(not taking the hint), Red tells him to leave him alone(or to fuck off-whichever you prefer ;)).
- Yellow, pretty miffed at this Red guy being a total asshole, takes his team and walks off. Red then mutters something under his breath as the nurse gives him his team, and he continues on to the gym without any further interruptions.

Later, when Yellow will go to the gym, right before the page break, he'll look at the names signed on the statue: "Gary," with "Red" underneath. "Figures," he'll say before going inside and wrecking shit with Spike's Double Kick.

If you'd like, I'll whip up the script to the cameo and post it here for you to look at, but for now, let me know what you think of it and/or if you have any other ideas on how to proceed.
08-08-2016
Anon
Heh, let's just say that several of the Kanto legendaries are standing in the way of Red's goals. They haven't actively caused him problems, but he knows they will once his plan pans out, so he's offing them before they can get in the way and cause problems. I'm gonna try not to spoil too much of the plot, since it's going to encompass multiple runs, but that's the reasoning behind the legendary murderspree in a nutshell ;p

Hah, I love when Pokémon survive ridiculous odds. I feel like I've mentioned the shiny Audino from a White Nuzlocke I did several years ago on here already? But he managed to tank a Focus Blast from Ghetsis's Hydreigon while underleveled and took down most of the team on his own. Gotta love the absurdity of things like that :d

Pfff, no problem! Since it's a pretty heavily plot-based 'Locke, I'm gonna try to avoid spoiling too much anyway, lol.

As for the cameo, that sounds like it'll work nicely! Here are my pre-Pewter Gym stats, if there's anything you need to know in that department :0c

BERRY
NIDORAN ♀
LV. 12
-TACKLE
-GROWL
-SCRATCH
-DOUBLE KICK

TALON
PIDGEY
LV. 12
-GUST
-SAND-ATTACK
-QUICK ATTACK
-N/A

LILY
BUTTERFREE
LV. 12
-TACKLE
-STRING SHOT
-HARDEN
-CONFUSION

JO
RATTATA
LV. 12
-TACKLE
-TAIL WHIP
-QUICK ATTACK
-N/A

STATIC
PIKACHU
LV. 12
-THUNDERSHOCK
-QUICK ATTACK
-TAIL WHIP
-THUNDER WAVE

Basically the only thing worth noting is that Lily was already a Butterfree by the time I got to the gym, lol. I can totally see Red just giving a dismissive grunt and then snapping at Yellow like 'I'm busy' when he doesn't take the hint that he's not looking to make friends here, heh. I'd be totally down for checking out the script when you get to that point and helping out with it if you need it! c:
08-09-2016
atheatos
Checking back here after a long time (since this last update). It's nice to see that the comment section community is still alive, like it was during the last hiatus.

I hope it doesn't last as long, though.
08-09-2016
atheatos
Checking back here after a long time (since this last update). It's nice to see that the comment section community is still alive, like it was during the last hiatus.

I hope it doesn't last as long, though.
08-09-2016
atheatos
Whoops, apparently refreshing causes a re-post.
08-09-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Thanks. I don't think I'll need their stats, though. Maybe I could reference how similar their movesets are too, idk. Anyway, I'll post the script on here for you and the others to see once I get to writing it.

@Atheotos We all hope for that, buddy. We all do.
08-10-2016
Charmeliam
Good to see there are still people commenting on here!

Dare I ask if anyone has heard anything about nuz?
08-10-2016
Lionheart261
@Charmeliam He's still tweeting, at the very least(last tweet was 8/5/16), but the last news we got about the comic was a while ago, when he alluded to the fact that he's working on some GO comics to tide us over while he finishes up Ep. 11. No news on any sort of release date, though. :(
08-10-2016
LoopZoop
Hello comment section! O/ Just came to back to check on this site after a couple years of not doing so, hoping to find some new comics for XY or oras :( I'm gonna re-read the old ones though because they are incredible. Amazing to see that the comment section is still active and there's such a great community. Will check back regularly to keep an eye on what's going on.
Much Love
08-11-2016
It's good to be back.
@Charmeliam @Lionheart261

He cancelled the comic on https://twitter.com/Nuzlocke/status/761014140873740289
08-11-2016
Lionheart261
@It's good to be back. Why does everyone keep saying that tweet is legit? C'mon, guys, stop trying to trick people. It's a joke post! No one's supposed to take it seriously! The comic will indeed continue...eventually.
08-12-2016
It's good to be back.
@Lionheart261 Well, I could say it's because the comic hasn't updated in 8 months and past performance is a good indicator of future results, or I could say that we haven't seen a comic after that tweet, or I could say that he hasn't said anything contrary to that statement and thus we must take him at his latest word, or I could ask how you know it's not legit (are you him?)...

Or I could say I'm rustling your jimmies.
08-13-2016
Wonder
He's alive! Just tweeted 3 minutes ago although it's just a simple status on pokemon X and Y (the game). :P
08-20-2016
Sam
Just finished reading all of the comics for the first time and I'm so in awe, ts the most beatiful thing I have ever read. I love Pokemon and I love Lost thank you for making this
08-20-2016
steve
only just discovered this need more.
08-22-2016
asdf
Still waiting for the next update
BTW I've just read Muh Phoenix (waited til it was finished)it's hilarious, but I think I've overanalyzed...
The Avengers represent Facebook, aka the majority who thinks ther are right about everything
The X Men represent Tumblr, poor misunderstood (and sometimes whiny) otherkins
The phoenix represents 4chan, a loud swearing and hilarious pervert (I'd like to see its dialog read by Gilbert Godfrey)
Damn, I'm crazy
08-24-2016
Ánonymous
So, still no update?

Good thing Nuz hoped the next one would come a lot quicker, right?
08-25-2016
idk
RIP.
08-26-2016
asdf
In his Twitter, Nuz posted he started playing Pokemon Go...
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...
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OH-HAHA!It will take years for the next update!
08-27-2016
Anon
I keep starting new Nuzlockes before I finish working on another someone stop me.

I started my current Yellow run just after finishing the majority of a White run - All that's left for gameplay in that one is grinding up the other Pokémon I've caught for plot reasons, then finishing up the epilogue notes, cleaning everything up, and getting to work on the comic itself. My current Yellow run is up to the Rocket Game Corner infiltration, and has been progressing slowly through there for the past few weeks. In the meantime, I've started up a casual SoulSilver Sololocke as a Storylocke on the side - Just something for when I don't feel like plotting much, since I'm writing it as I go along. And now I've found a ruleset I really like, and am waiting to hear back from the creator about possibly altering it for plot purposes and using it for a Y Wonderlocke.

This means that I'm sitting on a good five Nuzlockes:
-One basically finished gameplay-wise,
-One around halfway through the game,
-Its unstated sequel run,
-A pretty much freshly started Chikorita-line Sololocke, and
-The concept for a Y Wonderlocke I may or may not ever end up doing.

All this while I try to consistently update a daily drawing blog, find a job, deal with vocational rehabilitation and therapy, work on some original worlds, keep active and up to date on all of my unrelated media, read other people's Nuzlockes, teeter along the precarious cliff that is tumblr, and build up and keep a somewhat active social life. Among other responsibilities. Like, y'know. Eating and sleeping and taking huge shits.

Someone stop me this is fun and all for the most part but I also want to die send help lmao
08-27-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Sorry to hear you're not doing all that well.

My advice: finish up the last bits of gameplay on the White one and leave the comic for later, then take a break on all of those other runs and just focus on your life. Also, maybe cut back a bit on the Nuzlocke reading and social media networking, and change the drawing blog from daily uploads to twice a week or just every Sunday or something. Idk, just something to keep in mind.

Anyway, best of luck to you in your numerous and varied endeavors. ;)
08-27-2016
Anon
Hah, it's not that bad, really. The art blog is generally just small pieces every day to practice and improve and hopefully get me to be more productive, and I'm finally getting to cut back on my therapy sessions. Honestly, I'm doing pretty alright - Much better than this time last year, that's for sure! I'm mostly just laughing at how bad I am about starting up more and more projects I may never finish, lol. Thanks for the concern, though~

My own absurd loser status aside, how are you all doing? Any projects going on and/or progress you have to share, or interesting occurrences in your lives? :0c A friend of mine and I are going to be hanging out tomorrow and trying out a recipe for Cookie Cats we found because we're Steven Universe trash and the most recent episode ruined us, lol.
08-28-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Yeah, that episode really hit close to home with me. Also, I'm total Stevonnie trash, so of course I'm going to be happy whenever they're likened to Ruby and Sapphire. xD Hey, if tomorrow you end up really liking that recipe, could you post it here? I'd really like to try something like that.

Eh, I'm doing ok, I guess. School started a couple weeks ago, so projects have been put on hold as I deal with the absurd amounts of homework being shoved down my throat and the stress associated with it. I've only had to stay up till midnight once so far, but that's also the first time I've ever had to do that for homework in my entire life, so that's kind of alarming. Of course, I have gotten a bit better at dealing with the stress(after all, now I have an awesome song to hum to remind me to calm down ;)), but it hasn't been easy. Hopefully things'll settle down soon.

Also, I looked at your draw a day blog, and I've gotta say, you're art is really good. Certainly better than the shit that I've been drawing in my drawing class so far. xD If I may make a suggestion, you could do a gemsona or something, complete with a backstory, profile, and all that jazz. Idk, it's just a thought. ;)

Anyway, I'm going to stop rambling and try and get some actual work done now. xD Take care!
08-28-2016
Lionheart261
Also, @Lionheart, *your. Wow, and I call myself an aspiring writer. xD
08-28-2016
Anon
Haha, yeah, that episode was definitely relatable. Steven's coping method of pushing shit down and ignoring it until there's too much and he just collapses under it is honestly the story of my life, lol. And yeah, I am absolute Stevonnie trash. If there was any doubt before, Mindful Education cemented that status. I'll let you know how it comes out later! Though as a word of warning, if we can't find a cat-shaped cookie cutter when we go to the store, we're going to use a dick-shaped one, because we're scum and there's a store at the mall that sells them. Should taste the same, though ;p

Ahh, yeah. A lot of my friends have already gone off to their colleges, and the rest are going to be heading back to high school in a week or so. I'm taking a gap year myself because money's tight and I honestly just need a break from school, heh. And hey, at least you do your homework, right? I honestly stopped doing stuff I couldn't finish in class in my junior year. And I completely skipped reading 1984 - I did my final project using only Sparknotes. In the words of Roland of Nuzlocke on Ice fame: Bare-ly passed! Bare-ly passed!
...To tell the truth, I'm pretty sure I missed half a credit this last year, and I needed it to graduate. They let me go anyway, though. Maybe my high PSAT score made up for it? I managed to get into the top five percent somehow. I didn't study for it and honestly guessed on most of the questions though, haha. I just remember getting one because the answer was 'Amalgam' and I'd been listening to a SU song of the same name.
All that aside, good luck with school! Hopefully the workload eases up a bit. If you need any help, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Ahhh, thanks! Right now I'm mostly working on establishing my styles - My cartoony line less style has ended up becoming my default as of late, because a lot of the time it's the fastest. Which is funny, because I initially only used it for my Tadpole Treble ask blog! I still need to get that up and running again, heh. Ironically, the sketchy style I used for that Mew pic actually takes the longest xD And thanks for the suggestion! My friend Phoenix and I actually are planning on making gemsonas at some point, and designing a fusion as well! We already have stones picked out - Mine is Larimar, theirs is Blue Goldstone, and our fusion will be Linarite! It's mostly a matter of designing them now~

Good luck with your work! Remember, if it gets to be too much and you start stressing out, take a moment to think of just flexibility love and trust ;d
08-28-2016
Anon
Update on the Cookie Cats - They came out pretty alright! We didn't have everything exactly as the recipe suggested - Only one (and also different) ice cream flavor, no cookie cutter, going through everything a bit faster than it suggested, etc. - but even so. For those who would be interested, the recipe we based it off of is this: http://www.fiction-food.com/2013/11/cookie-cat-ice-cream-sandwiches-from.html c: If you decide to give it a try yourself, let me know how it works out for you!
08-31-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon On the Cookie Cats-nice! I just bookmarked that page, so maybe I'll be able to try it myself some time.

As for school, I'll try my best, at least. ;) Thanks for the encouragement.

You know, it's funny you mention Larimar. I actually looked it up on a website called Crystal Vaults. It's mainly about using all sorts of bullshit crystal therapy hokum, but it does provide a really nice blueprint for gemsona personalities and stuff. According to it, Larimar is supposed to relieve stress and cool down tempers, and "provides the strength and courage needed to speak openly from the heart." Speaking your mind, huh? Hm, now where have I heard that one before? ;)

Well, anyway, I've got to get to school in a bit, so once again, I'd like to say thank you for the encouragement. It really brightened up my day. =)

And don't worry, with how that song's been stuck in my head these last few days, believe me, I won't be able to stop thinking about flexibility, love, and trust. :p
09-01-2016
KF
And it's back!
09-01-2016
DumSingus
nuz hit the dab for us
09-04-2016
Anon
Excited for Christmas bois
09-04-2016
Anon
Oh shif there's another Anon on the scene hello alternate me what dimension are you from I'm from C-872

@Lionheart - Let me know how they come out for you if you decide to make them! I'd love to hear how they work for you and if you do anything differently like we did :d

Hah, honestly, I initially picked Larimar because it had a nice color and it seemed like to sort of gem that would be fairly common in Blue Diamond's court, which is where I imigine I'd be if I were a gem, but after looking it up, the symbolism behind it sort of represents what I wish I had in real life lmfao. Who would have thought? :p

Good luck with school :0c
09-04-2016
Lionheart261
Ok, having two Anons that I need to reply to is bound to get confusing, so as long as both Anons are commenting on this page, I'll refer to the Anon I've spoken with before as @TOAnon and the new Anon as @NextGenAnon. How's that sound for you two?

Anyway, @TOAnon, I'll be sure to let you know if I ever get around to it. Also, once again, thanks for the encouragement.

Yeah, Larimar does seem like it'd be common there, doesn't it? I myself would probably be more of a Yellow Diamond engineer-type gem. That's probably why my gemsona, Emerald, is an engineer for Yellow Diamond. :p May is my birth month, too, so, you know.
09-04-2016
TOAnon
Sounds good to me :d And no problem! Like I said, if at any point you need help, let me know and I'll see what I can do! I'm taking a year off, so I have plenty of free time, haha.

Huh, that sounds like a really cool concept for a gemsona! Does Emerald have any particular area of expertise? I haven't finalized Larimar's position in Blue Diamond's court, but here's hoping I'll be able to come up with something unique like you did once I get around to doing more with her! And it's interesting that you bring up Emerald as your birthstone - One of my initial thoughts was using Topaz for my gemsona, since I was born in November (Just barely, but hey :p), though Yellow and Orange-toned Topaz is the most commonly used form as the November birthstone, and it seemed less likely to fit in amongst Blue Diamond's court since most of the ones shown in the flashback during The Answer had blue and red color schemes, heh.
09-04-2016
Lionheart261
@TOAnon Thanks! I don't really know if doing an engineer gem is all that unique, but I appreciate the compliment.

He doesn't really have any particular specialty when he worked for Homeworld-he just built what they needed him to build. After he joined the Crystal Gems, though(long story), his main thing is building robots, which would definitely be my thing if I were a gem. I don't know what it is about them, but I just can't get enough of robots. The Magnemite line is in my top ten favorite Pokemon, my favorite Star Trek character is Data, Iron Man is my favorite superhero, I love Mettaton to death...yeah, I think you get the idea. XD

Anyway, best of luck with your gemsona! If for whatever reason you would require my assistance with regards to fleshing her out, I'd be happy to help.
09-08-2016
viewer
Geez its been ages hasn't it
09-11-2016
Mustungun
Indeed my dear viewer
09-14-2016
JayFenn
Heyyyyyyyyy

Been awhile :]]]
09-14-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Hey, Jay! How're you doing? Man, it has been far too long. =)
09-15-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart yeah I've been doing all right. Haven't been on here for awhile just cause I've been caught up with school and stuff but I'm on holidays now so I'm back :]]] Looks like you and Anon have been keeping the place lively tho. How are you going? Did I miss much?
09-15-2016
Blastguy
The fact that this domain is still working means that he's still paying the monthly fee and hasn't forgotten about this. Unless he has it on auto-pay.
09-16-2016
Stephen
Here's to hoping the next one comes out a bit quicker. That was almost a year ago
09-16-2016
JayFenn
When you're doing a nuz and there's an Electrode out and you say, "NOT TODAY BITCH!!" and switch into a ghost type on his self destruct :]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
09-17-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Or better yet, you have a Pokemon with Dig and you had just started using Dig right before the explosion. That happened, like, five times during my Yellow run. Good thing my Dugtrio Daryl was a fucking beast. ;)

Also, you didn't miss too much. Mostly just me posting scripts for a comic based on the aforementioned Yellow run, a lot of bitching and moaning from various commenters(or possibly all the same one) about how long it's taking for Nuz to update, questions on whether or not Nuz was even alive(which thankfully have been answered in the positive)and me and Anon(now known as TO, or The Original, Anon ever since a doppleganger sprung up ;)) talking about stuff.

Anyway, I've got to turn in, so I hope you have a fantastic night, and take care. Welcome back, buddy.

Also, I got the protag captcha 4 times in a row. WTF. ;)
09-18-2016
JayFenn
Funny story, was Nuzlocking Y (EXP Share turned off and no healing items cause I'm not a filthy scrub lord) and I had just caught a male Klefki and named it Niles when I ran into Pokemon Ranger Silas. He even said something about being a ninja when I beat him. Then like, an hour later, he got critted and killed by Ace Trainer Cordelia's Doublade.
PS: Won't be funny if you haven't played Fire Emblem Awakening and Fates
PPS: If you haven't played them, go out right now and buy them they are fricken fantastic
09-18-2016
JayFenn
PPPS: Choose Nohr. Nohr master race
09-18-2016
Anonymous
Nuz still posts... I have a theory! Nuz is gonna make a Gen 7 comic, with an "apology" (How do you apologize for this mess...) about abandoning the last one... Or he got possessed by "I...Sis..." and is now a demonic death thing that enjoys watching us squeal in terror of the comic possibly ending. How else do you explain Episode 10? I mean, it had GUNS and PUNCHING PEOPLE TO A PULP... he's obviously been taken over by May, AKA "I...Sis..." AKA "I am your Sister."
09-19-2016
TOAnon
Eyyy, Jay! It's been a while! Good to know you've been doing alright, aside from school taking up too much time :p I've been being a lazy piece of shit lately, myself. It's currently three am and I'm just sitting here eating sweet potato pie and watching the Ace Attorney anime because Lucahjin started playing those fucking games so I decided to watch since she's my fave aaaaaaand now I've lost control of my life. I finished watching a playthrough of JFA yesterday afternoon, and since I heard the anime is about up to the last case of that game, I figured I'd check it out while the first two were still fresh in my mind. Honestly, though, who at capcom had the idea to make a video game about lawyers? And who managed to make it enjoyable and develop it into a ten game series? AndwhyamIspendingalldayandnightwatchingthesefuckingthingsjustendmealready

Anyway, rambling about being dragged by the balls into lawyer hell aside! Yeah, me and Lionheart have basically been discussing our respective Yellow Nuzlockes, as well as what we've been doing outside of them. What've you been up to while you've been gone? Anything interesting? :0c

Oh and also -screams into the void about not getting the joke but being too broke to get into another game series right now I have like twelve dollars in my checking and I still haven't found a job even with my mother's new position at napa we need this money and I'm gonna die-
09-19-2016
Anonymous
Nuzlocke ‏@Nuzlocke · Jul 10

Whoever designed this game is the devil. I'm sitting here trying to make comics and all I want to do is go out and catch pocket monsters.

09-20-2016
Eat your vegetables
I love how nuzlocke's posts turn into these "foruns" everytime
09-20-2016
Poke-Adventure
so is this web series cancelled?
09-20-2016
Anon
Nah, still not canceled. I'm pretty sure he posted a bit of a page he was working on in Twitter a while back, talking about how the four-fingered hands were getting awkward to look at in his current style.

But aside from that, congrats, @Poke-Adventure! You managed to get comment 666 and so now I'm gonna call you Satan. That being the case, hi, Satan! Listen, can you stick me in a different part of hell? I've been enjoying the lawyer section a lot but wow this place goes on for miles and I'm supposed to be looking for a job, you know? I'd be happy to come back some time but y'know there's still a good seven and a half games left and some of them don't even have English translations so I think it'd be good if I could just take a vacation to one of the smaller levels of hell until I can get on my feet again, if that's cool with you.
09-21-2016
JayFenn
So I'm assuming the post above me is the imposter Anon so
@TOAnon 0.0 there's an Ace Attorney anime?! I need to get on that asap. I actually just started watching Death Note like literally yesterday so rip. So much anime, so little time. But yeah I haven't really been doing anything super interesting. I've been trying to finish games that I never got around to finishing. I never got around to finishing Yo-kai Watch or Xenoblade Chronicles for "New" 3DS. I also need to catch up to the current point in Pokemon Reborn. All while fitting in anime and real life. #FirstWorldProblems. I really should finish games before starting new ones... I also need a job... But yeah just a pretty standard lazy holiday which is always nice. Glad to see you and Lion keeping the place alive. And hey, Christmas is on the horizon. Maybe we'll get our annual Hardmode update.
09-21-2016
Again Nuzlocke
Seriously?
09-21-2016
Devindor
Ded comic pls revive
09-21-2016
Lionheart261
Sure thing, @Devindor! That'll be about $1500. =)

@Jay No, I'm pretty sure that's @TOAnon. I know this because they've been yelling about lawyers for 3 days on their Tumblr.

Anyway, hey, better late than never. ;) Seriously, I'm like, halfway through the One Piece and One Punch Man manga, and I haven't even glanced at their anime, so, you know. I'm at the Water Seven arc in One Piece, just watching Paulie rant about Nami and the Square Sisters' "battle attire" and dying of laughter. xD

Also, "I really should finish games before starting new ones." Story of my life right there. ;) Seriously, I can't even keep track of all the games I haven't finished.

And it's funny you mention Christmas. Idk why, but I've just had Christmas on the brain for a couple days now. Weird.

Oh, and @TOAnon, I think that impostor Anon's gone, so you can go back to the original name if you so choose.

Also, sorry you've been stuck in lawyer hell, but trust me, the smaller sections of Hell are even worse. Case in point: I've been stuck in Lapidot hell for months. I can't get out. The overwhelming cuteness of Betas and the adorable and heart-wrenching fan comics have trapped me here eternally.

Help me, @Satan, please! Get me out of here! I'll go to any hell you want, just save me before the salt of butthurt Amedot shippers on Twitter consumes us all!

...Oh, and get @TOAnon out of lawyer hell so they can get a job, will you? Thanks.
09-21-2016
TOAnon
Whoops yeah that was me I completely forgot to add the TO this is why you don't stay up for 36 hours in a row kiddos haha

@Jay
Yeah, there's an anime! It's up to about episode 23, I believe - In the middle of case 2-4 right now. It definitely has its issues, but I've enjoyed it :0c There was an entire episode centered around little nine year old Nick, Miles, and Larry, and I think a part of me died inside because small cute children.

Hah, I feel you about needing to finish games before starting new ones. I... I still haven't beaten White 2 =v=' And god knows about the non-Pokémon games I still haven't beaten. I never actually beat KHI, and I've owned that since it came out on the ps2! Although at this point is basically stopped caring about Kingdom Hearts, hah.

Well, best of luck with your games, anime, and job hunting! Trying to balance it all is a pain, but I'm sure you'll figure it out!

@Lionheart

Please help me I'm dying
You think it's bad just in my blog?
It's even worse in my private conversations with my friends
I spent an entire night watching the anime and screaming at Wigglytuph about how fuckign gay Wright and Edgeworth are
I've started calling my irl friend Phoenix Ace Attorney nicknames and they've only played the free cases available on iOS
We're thinking of cosplaying Rick Sanchez and Franziska together because why is it always the douchebags with the light blue hair fuck me
Why is it that whenever I get interest in something it absorbs my life until it's about the only thing I can process
End me
Just fuckign end my life

Haha, I'll probably end up switching back at some point, then! If you see an Anon screaming about lawyers and Nuzlockes, it's probably me xD

Bruh. Bruh I've been lowkey trapped in SU shippings hell for ages. In all of them. Every single shipping hell has me in it. It's too late. Save yourself

@Satan save us we're dying
09-22-2016
Twitter Detective
He said he already finished the White nuzlocke a while ago and that he is still creating the comic from his personal notes and stuff.
09-23-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon Same. My pattern is usually as follows:

1. My older sister(think me, but as an even bigger anime/manga fan and feminist) becomes obsessed with something or joins her friends in their obsessions.
2. She tells me about it and I look it up.
3. Intrigued, I check it out.
4. I become obsessed with it, at different points depending upon the thing in question:
- Gravity Falls took me until Ep. 3.
- Steven Universe took me until Bubble Buddies, or about 2 hours in(honestly, I wasn't even close to obsessed before that. That is the true power of Stevonnie ;)).
- One Piece took me about 6 chapters.
- Undertale won me over almost immediately.
5. Eventually, my obsession grows to a point where it's almost certainly beyond her own and has pretty much taken over my free time(this is around the time I become trapped in shipping hells. #Dipcifica #Stevonnie #Lapidot #Sars #Aldyne #Naro)

So yeah, it can get pretty crazy.

Well, anyway, sorry to hear you're doing so bad in lawyer hell.

Hey, wait a second.

You're lowkey trapped in all of the SU shipping hells, you said? ALL of them?! Surely it can't be so!

Surely not Pearlnet? Stevidot? Jaspidot?! ...Lasper?

...May @Satan have mercy on your soul.

(xD jk I'm not judging. I just saw that rather emphatic "all" and wanted to make that joke after thinking about some of the SU ships that float around and about.)
09-23-2016
JayFenn
@LionHeart @Anon I've never bothered with SU. I've seen parts of episodes and stuff but I just don't understand the hype. Everyone who watches it seems to love it tho so maybe one day. As for One Piece, I watched like, the first hundred episodes but I gave up cause each fight or arc takes a good 30 episodes+ so I just couldn't be stuffed. Same with Naruto. Anyways, what do you guys think of Pokemon Generations so far?
09-24-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay My opinion on Pokemon Generations is as follows: I saw the first two episodes, but I just don't get the hype. Everyone's lauding it as the Pokemon anime they've always wanted, and I'm just sitting there like, "With this voice acting? Come on." The animation was top notch, though, I'll give it that.

Yeah, you should totally give SU a shot. I recommend starting from the beginning to get a sense of each of the characters. The first few episodes will be kinda meh, but trust me, it'll get better. It starts getting fairly good at Ep. 8, but it gets really good at Ep. 12, and it just keeps getting better and better from there(barring one non-canon Uncle Grandpa crossover no one but me seems to like). Just one word of advice, though: avoid the Tumblr/Twitter fanbases like the plague. The cancer there will kill you in seconds.

Anyway, I better stop procrastinating; there's homework to be done. Hope you all have a fantastic night, and take care.
09-26-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart When I first heard about Generations, I thought it was gonna be full length episodes and a decent episode count so I was pretty much hyped through the roof. Then I found out it was 2-3 min episodes and it kinda went down the drain. Do you remember the B2/W2 animated trailer? Ever since I saw that, that's the Pokemon Anime I've wanted.
Anyway, I thought of something fun to do in an X and Y run. Get the 5 most garbage pokemon you can think of and the starter of your choice and go through the game with them without exp share. So far I have Farfetch'd, Luvdisc, Stunfisk, Lunatone, male Combee and my starter is Chespin. I was gonna choose Dunsparce over Lunatone but I already have a normal type. And yes I know I have 2 flying types but I want both Farfetch'd and male Combee so deal with it. If you think of worse pokemon to use, let me know :]]]]
09-26-2016
Lionheart261
@Jay Well, let's see:

-Sunkurn
-Magikarp
-Unown
-Durant
-Basculin

Those are just a few I thought up.
09-27-2016
JayFenn
@Lionheart I didn't use Sunkern or Magikarp cause they both evolve but Unown? Challenge accepted. I'll use it instead of Lunatone :]
09-27-2016
JayFenn
I don't suppose anyone has a spare gen 4 unown laying around in a gen 6 game? I would just breed but you can't breed unowns and I would just catch one in oras but they're level 36 or something. Don't care what character it is. Hidden power psychic would be nice but I suppose it would be more of a challenge with some random as type like bug or something.
09-27-2016
QuickT
Holy cow I just found this website and I didn't expect to see this active, thought this was really old.

Which is funny because white isn't old at all
like
4 years ago last update old.
09-27-2016
JayFenn
@QuickT yeah you came at a bad time... :/ But feel free to join in our random banter. It's nice to see a new face in an old place every once in a while.
09-28-2016
Awoo
*sighs* One day.
09-28-2016
Awoo
His last activity on the fourm was over 4 months ago. Rip in spaghetti never forgetti.
09-29-2016
QuickT
Did anything happen to him or?..
09-29-2016
Anonymous
Played Platinum Nuzlocke, realized how awesome it is for getting Legends. Not only do you get your choice of Palkia or Dialga as a spear pillar pokemon, you get Girstina as they are the only pokemon in the Distortion World... On a side note, no starter nuzlocke really shows you how good certain pokemon can be. Before now, I'd have always put my eevee in my storage box to rot, but I put it in my party and evolved it into Jolteon due to the lack of a team slot (Parafusion hax caused me to lose some pokemon.), and while I know Jolteon learns literally like 2 special moves that aren't electric (Shadow Ball being the only decent one), it still packs an extremely strong punch. Unfortunately the only electric type stab it learns from leveling (That is USEFUL) is Discharge at around level 80... I taught it Shock Wave from a TM I found, though. I also have a new respect for the shell bell as a source of healing (I made this nuzlocke REALLY hard on myself by not only removing starter once I got my first poke, but also no going inside pokemarts or pokecenters).

Unfortunately I decided to impose another challenge on myself (Which was very stupid) and attempted to beat the Elite 4 and the Champion with only 3 (Count 'em, 3) pokemon, with no held items or legendaries. I beat the Elite 4, but Cynthias Garchomp, man. I swear it must have had 252 evs in every stat, along with the confirmed 31 ivs across the board. Poor Jolteon didn't stand a chance since it was weakened from the Elite 4 without the Shell Bell healing. Then I sent out Yanmega, who got killed in a crit, and then I finally sent out my 3rd pokemon, my own Garchomp. When I used outrage and killed her Garchomp, she killed me with ice beam from
Milotic. So close... Yet so far... *Fades to black as the game data is erased*
10-01-2016
purple5775
@QuickT I think he's still posting on twitter (I don't know for sure because I don't have twitter). Idk if he's coming back or not to at least finish white. It will almost be a full year since his last episode.


So how's everyone doing? School still kinda sucks as always cause its the first year of high school (Yes, I know most of the people on here that still post are in college and stuff). Just can't wait for it to be over.


I started my first nuzlocke ever a few weeks ago on platinum. I beat the first gym pretty easily (spammed water gun with psyduck). I dont know what I'm gonna do about the second gym. Most of my pokemon are water and rock types. I guess I'll spam ember with my monferno.
10-03-2016
JayFenn
@purple Yeah Nuz is definitely still active on twitter. Still taking his bloody time to update the comic tho but what can you do. I've been doing pretty good. I'm currently on holidays but term starts tomorrow so that kinda sucks. This term shouldn't be too bad tho it's only 8 weeks long and I'm looking forward to seeing friends again. The holidays have been good. I've picked up Pokemon Reborn again and I've also been playing through Pokemon Y with a team of trash mons (^ I posted the team above ^) which has been fun so far but a bit painful (male Combee -_-). But yeah anyway, good luck with your Nuzlocke and school! I'm only in grade 11 myself so I can relate ;_;

I probably won't check this site for a while cause of school and stuff so I'll talk to you all next time I suppose. Seeeeeyaaaaaa!!11!1! :]
10-08-2016
Stephen
Here's to hoping the next one comes out a bit quicker. That was almost a year ago
10-13-2016
Info-chiz
;-; senpai died.

Nah jk he's probs fine
10-13-2016
Osarumon
@Stephen
Maybe it's become a yearly comic. I wouldn't really put it past him. Have you seen how much more fast paced and streamlined the last page was? It seems like he's trying to finish it and get it out of the way while keeping the best quality and still doing his other stuff.
10-15-2016
Lionheart261
Not sure if anyone's still interested in these, but I might as well post the next page of the script now that I'm free. Let me know what you guys think.

PAGE EIGHT:
PANEL 1:
Yellow: Well, I’m back.
Oak: Ah, yes! I trust you and Gary have reconciled your differences?
PANEL 2:
Yellow: ...I hope so.
Yellow: So, why did you want to see me?
Oak(O.P.): Oh, right!
PANEL 3:
Oak: You see, I was able to get the “Dupes clause” extension added onto your license.
Yellow: Seriously?! How?
PANEL 4:
Oak: I...have some pull with the Secretary of Internal Affairs. She manages license distribution and other matters concerning the region and thus the Indigo League.
Oak: Anyway, she pulled some strings and got you the extension.
PANEL 5:
Yellow: I...I can’t thank you enough, Professor. That you’d go through all of this trouble-
Oak: It’s nothing, Yellow. However-
PANEL 6:
Oak(linked): I would like to ask you something. Something which I believe to be of the utmost importance.

PAGE BREAK:
Yellow with Fear
A Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke
Alive: 1 Dead: 0 Badges: 0

PANEL 7:
Yellow: What’s that, Professor?
Oak: I’m curious as to your aspirations.
PANEL 8:
Oak: Every child who has come into this lab since the founding of the Indigo League has aspired to do only one thing: challenge the League and become the Champion.
PANEL 9:
Yellow: Well, yeah! I mean, who wouldn’t want that position?
Oak: Indeed. A 6 figure salary, instant fame, the chance to be a part of history? Seems like a tough thing to pass up. However, what I’m wondering is this:
PANEL 10:
Oak(linked): Do you want that position? Do you aspire for fame and glory? Do you dream of crowds of thousands chanting your name, mile long lines of people begging for your autograph? Or do you desire something else, something more...humble?
PANEL 11:
Oak(O.P.): Well? What do you want, Yellow?
Yellow: I…
PANEL 12:
Yellow(linked): I don’t know. I mean, I’d certainly like all the money and glory and all that. But, really…
PANEL 13:
Yellow(linked): I just want to see the world. Meet new people, see new places, do new things. I mean, I’m definitely going to try to take on the League, don’t get me wrong, but, really I just want to...do something with my life, you know?
PANEL 14:
Oak: ...Well said.
Oak: Here.
PANEL 15:
(caption): Yellow got the Pokedex + Misc. Supplies!
Oak: If you’re going to travel, you’re going to need these.
PANEL 16:
Yellow: Th-thank you, Professor.
Oak(O.P.): Don’t mention it.
PANEL 17:
Oak: I’d say “good luck to you,” but I have a feeling you’ve got plenty, so let me just say this...
PANEL 18:
Oak(linked): Get on outta here! Pokémon around the world wait for you, Yellow!
10-16-2016
dat boi
I just realized I might be a whole decade older from when White Mode started and when it actually is finished. I don't mean that as a jab at Nuz (Okay maybe a little) but that's actually really a possibility at this point if we're going with yearly updates.

Either that or it gets canceled.
10-20-2016
Nathan Dumont
I home there'll be an update for Christmas' I cant wait anymore ! We miss you :'(
10-20-2016
Jason
Annual comics? I dont even care, as long as I get some good content. I love this series, and I'm sad over the lack on Communication.
10-22-2016
TheSeviper
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... er Halloween.
10-26-2016
A prominent piece of ass
He better at least tell us he's done. I don't want to sit here for all these months without any knowledge of if he's even continuing the fricken comic or not. COMMUNICATE LORD FLAB IT. And if he is talking about it on his twitter then just disregard what I said.
10-26-2016
QuickT
I think his last twitter post was around the Pokemon Go craze? Maybe?

I dunno, I just hate being a new reader to essentially a dead website
10-26-2016
:(
:eyes:
10-31-2016
Boo
Happy 700 comments and Halloween, everyone!
11-01-2016
>It's good to be back
Ho ho ho! It's finally here! Episode 10 of White Hard-Mode.

Geeze, it's been ages hasn't it? Not even going to go back and count how long it was since the last episode (it would probably depress me too much.) This definitely took longer than I thought it would to finish, it's been sitting at roughly 75% done for a while now, but I just couldn't make myself sit down and finish it. Kinda lost some of that will power I guess.

This Episode's kinda on the shorter side, and it's not really very plot heavy. The content of this Episode was almost contained to an Episode 9.5 style sketch filler, until I remembered a certain set piece that I needed to touch on in the plot. I also thought it would be nice to come back with a kind of sillier episode since there's been so much plot in the story lately ("lately" maybe not being the right word...) For those of you disappointed by this, don't despair, the next Episode gets back to the intrigue.

I think this Episode is very comparable to FireRed: Hard-Mode Episode 15 (the Safari Zone episode.) Just a silly romp with weird supporting characters. But remember, in the end of Episode 15 Ruby's Charizard evolved, so don't be so sure there's nothing of significance waiting at the end of this one either...

I guess I should also possibly post some kind of trigger warning? I'm not sure if anyone who follows my stuff actually needs one of these (otherwise you'd likely have blocked my site some time ago) but there is a panel on this page that some might find disturbing, hopefully no one gets upset.

Anyway, here's hoping the next one comes along a bit quicker. Hope everyone enjoys the comic!

It's good to be back.
-Nuzlocke
11-03-2016
Mustungun
Hey, tomorrow is my birthday!

Can someone make a nuzlocke-related drawing or something for my birthday so I can be happy and forget for a second the two-year hiatus?

Or three?
11-03-2016
QuickT
Well I may not be able to draw at all, but I CAN wish you a happy birthday and a hopeful-birthday-present of an update
11-05-2016
Freezachu92
I can neither draw, but I still made a drawing cuzwhynot?
here ya go http://imgur.com/gallery/HCZ6D
and happy birthday Mustungun!(apologies for it being a day late)
11-06-2016
DragonAura1010
Holy shit this comic is still alive?
11-07-2016
It's dead, jim.
>Holy shit this comic is still alive?
I suppose that would depend on your definition of "alive."
11-07-2016
Anon
@Mustungun
Ask and you shall receive!
...
Ask in the comments of a comic famous for its slow uploads, and you shall receive. Slowly.
http://i.imgur.com/uX01OGF.jpg
In true Hard-Mode spirit, have a confused Ruby arriving late to the party as always :p
11-08-2016
Lionheart261
@Anon And of course, as Ruby is arriving late to the party with a new update as the main course, a myriad of other things are taking place.

- Emilianite arrives only a minute or so late to the party with a relatively colorless, yet very tasty array of the finest cuisine to present to the guests, who are starving for the main course that is fated to arrive eventually.
-Kynim and Petty left 20 minutes early, but hit a flat on the way there and had to ride a bike back and forth to bring the food from the car.
-Carrotchipper was about to head to the party but had to take his car into the shop and thus arrived late, yet as triumphantly as possible, in a jet black motorcycle.
-And no one knows what happened to Mewitti.

So yeah. The party's been at least somewhat eventful in Ruby's absence.
11-10-2016
Freezachu92
That Birthday thing's way better than mine. It even has COLOR! Nice
11-13-2016
Mustungun
Hey guys! Thanks for the pics, I love'em!

I was thinking... why don't we make a facebook page like some I saw that act like a board? We can become a stronger community and make the endless wait funnier.
11-13-2016
Mustungun
Not page.
Group.
11-13-2016
Lucaz
It could be fun. Is there anyone with the willpower to create it?
11-15-2016
Still Waiting
You know, the one year anniversary comes in 40 days. I wonder if he forgot to care again?
11-15-2016
Mustungun
Maybe he'll remember the last hiatus anniversary.
When was it...? Oh yeah.
Christmas.
11-15-2016
715!
please come back now.
11-17-2016
Friendly neighborhood spider(man optional)
Friendly reminder that it's good to be back.
11-18-2016
Anon
Happy Sun and Moon day!
...Well, you know.
Unless you're in Europe or still waiting for your package to ship.
(Amazon better deliver it this weekend before I get spoiled on the whole damn story I swear to christ)
11-20-2016
GRIMMnM
I jut called to say I love you, come back home.
11-21-2016
TheDestroyer
It's time to destroy Nuz once and for all. Remember last time when the site almost got shut down due to ppl clicking on the ads? Let's all click the ads. Let's all tell Nuz to pokemon go f*ck himself
11-21-2016
Famny
Anyone remembers the days, when there were a comics about pokemons.... and challange ... and it was fun ... but now it's gone. Players remember!
11-21-2016
Pepperidge Farm
I remember.
11-22-2016
Lionheart261
"Anyone remembers the days, when there were a comics about pokemons.... and challange ... and it was fun ... but now it's gone."

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
11-22-2016
Hell(o)
Well, even the comments section is dead...

Anyway, is he dead? even his twitter has been inactive.
11-22-2016
Anon
Well, in other news, the forums are down and I started another new Nuzlocke.
Again.
A monolocke.
A blind one.
God help us all.
11-23-2016
Anon
And the forums are back up now :p
11-23-2016
Nuzhole
I 'member
11-27-2016
Hell(o)
Guys, I think I know what happened to nuzzy...

Didn't he mention something about that drugged smoke?
Well, my theory is: in prison.

He said something about a fee. i presume that he wasn't able to pay it, which ended him in jail for 7(?) years.
11-28-2016
Gryphon
You know, I used to like him. It was him that made me start my own Pokemon Hard Mode run. He was a King. A god. I remember my win, with my pokemon Graveler the Swampert, NotShiny the Linoone (the first pokemon I encountered was a shiny zigzagoon), Death the Breloom, Borb the Electrode, and Nuckrar the Flygon. My deaths were many, including DeathFodder the Beautifly, Killi the Taillow, Bane the Zubat, Lylat the Solrock, and Trumpet the Wingull. The most notable deaths in the beginning, and the only Elite Four death being my beloved Dicks the Cradily. The inspiration is this dead man, who is KILLING us with the false hope that he will come back. Unfortunately, the shame that comes from the phrase "It's good to be back" is too much to mention, to the point that I will not mention his name. The Hall of Fame will never see his name apart from Kanto. We will never see his name again.
11-28-2016
SaxNinja
@Lionheart261 How'd that game work out? I just skimmed most of the comments and the concept seemed pretty neat.

Anyone have any idea what happened to that roleplay from 7 months ago?
11-28-2016
SaxNinja
@Lionheart261 How'd that game work out? I just skimmed most of the comments and the concept seemed pretty neat.

Anyone have any idea what happened to that roleplay from 7 months ago?
11-28-2016
Anon
Oh, man, that roleplay? Poor thing died back in May and got moved to the RP archive. Never stood a chance, it seems. Oh well. Everything happens for a reason and all that :p
11-29-2016
SaxNinja
@Anon Awww. How about the game Lionheart was working on?
11-29-2016
Lionheart261
@SaxNinja Worked on it for a month, then ran into bugs that I couldn't fix. Seriously, the bugs were like hydras-fix one, two more take its place. As a result, the project is now in development hell.

I'm thinking I went too ambitious that time. Maybe, if I can make the time, I'll try to make a simple game in that style with like 10 Familiars and one gym and see how that goes.
11-29-2016
SaxNinja
@Lionheart261 Sorry to hear that, man. It sounded like an awesome concept.

This comments section is like a graveyard of crushed and broken dreams. It's bringin' me down.
11-30-2016
Hell(o)
@SaxNinja Yes, but remember Ruby when the transformed from boys into men? Nuzlocke was foreshadowing. He telling us to transform, just like Ruby, and never give up.
11-30-2016
Bringing it back, baby-92
We're still around. That's something. I don't know any other dead web
comic that has this many people still commenting on its forums.
11-30-2016
Stylin' Scarecrow
I feel kinda bad about that RP; I was one of the first to abandon it.
Granted I kind of stopped having a computer for a bit, so it's pretty justified.

Also no, Freeze, I'm not here yet. This is all an ILLUSION.
11-30-2016
Anon
We're still around
We're still shitposting
We're still regretting our life choices

Speaking of regretting our life choices
http://spoonmorty.tumblr.com/post/153833649501
God
Why did I make this post
I haven't seen a notification for any of the other shit on my blog in over a day
Is this my legacy now
11-30-2016
SaxNinja
@Hell(o) Hell yeah. So it's what, 26 days until this post is a year old? At this point, I honestly hope he doesn't do anything at least until then.

Any of y'all reading Myths of Unova?
11-30-2016
SaxNinja
@Anon Is that your Tumblr? Imma use the crap outta that shiny guide when I finally get my hands on Sun.
11-30-2016
Lionheart261
@SaxNinja Yep. Been waiting for part 3 of N's Room for days.

Still, at least Kynim has an excuse(think she's still getting her master's. Correct me if I'm wrong). Nuz probably has an excuse, it's just that said excuse is keeping him from telling us what it is.

Hopefully we'll get something by Christmas.
11-30-2016
SaxNinja
@Lionheart261 As far as I know she still is.

The scary thing about Part 3 of N's room coming out, though, is that it means more battles. I'd say "Dear God save (blank)" but I honestly can't choose any one of her team over the others. She really did a great job fleshing them out as characters.
12-01-2016
Herald of the Coming Doom
HE LIVES!
12-01-2016
OH BOY
GUYS, IT'S HAPPENING
CHECK TWITTER
12-05-2016
Anon
Well, I suppose now the question is, do we keep rambling on over here and let the new comic keep its relatively clean comments section, or do we migrate over there and fuck that one up, too? Lmao
12-08-2016
Hell(o)
Lets fuck both.
12-09-2016
Lionheart261
In case anyone cares, I'll be making this post the official Yellow With Fear script archive, now that Nuz posted again. I really need to set time aside to work on that. Idk, maybe on Winter Break.

Also, @Anon: do you really have to ask? ;)
12-17-2016
Hell(o)
Hello, future people! This mess of a comments section is known as the "Nuzlocke did it again" period. In this period, us nuzlockers commit our ritual of filling this place with spam/discussions. If you are reading this, then Nuzlocke has risen again. To recommence our ritual, he needs to return to his slumber again for a year as a blessing to us. Hopefully he doesn't do it again.
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