I return from my pilgrimage.

01-10-2017
Many of you have requested that I post something on the site from time to time so that you know I'm not dead (which is reasonable, I guess,) so I thought it might be fun to update you on a semi-site-related stop during my recent trip to Japan. (Yes, I was in Japan for 10 days! First time in Asia, it was pretty cool beans.)
 

So yeah, I stopped by the Tokyo Pokemon Center....at least I think it's THE Tokyo Pokemon Center, maybe there's more than one?


 
I'm not really much of a merchandise guy but it was pretty cool. I did end up picking up an overpriced Magikarp wallet that'll make a good white elephant gift or something someday. (Sadly I didn't take any pics of it and I cant fucking find it right now, worthless fucking fish.)
 


Also they have way more characters in Pokken than we do.

It's kind of a pain in the ass to upload photos here because of the way the blog is coded, so I've uploaded the rest to an imgur album:

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE PHOTOS


Obviously I went to a lot of other places in Japan, but most of it isn't really relevant to the site so much. This isn't really a personal blog, afterall.

Anyway, I'm gonna try to make little blog posts like this every once in a while to tide folks over until the next comic. (I've been meaning to do a "making of Hard-Mode" post for the last fe wyears but I keep putting it off.) I'm still getting back in the swing of things (and over jetlag) but I'm hoping to get cracking on the next comic soon...until then thanks for checking in as always!

-Nuzlocke
10-07-2015
past ghosts
when will nuzlocke return from war
01-10-2017
Liverwurst
I dig this update thing. It's pretty cool, even if there's no hard mode update portion.
01-10-2017
MasterSango
Thank you for updating.
I'm always happy to hear from you and know that you are well!
01-10-2017
MasterSango
P.S. Loved the photo gallery!!!
01-10-2017
JayFenn
Omg thank you for updating!!! Seeing as you actually read these comments from time to time, can you please fix the protag of pkmn hardmode CAPTCHA?? Either that or just leave as is cause it's pretty much a running joke now. idk if you read the comments on the 2015 christmas episode but we literally tried everything to try and get it to work
01-10-2017
Anon
Yo, good to hear from you Nuz! I've always wanted to go to one of the Pokémon Centers, but living up in the furthest corner of the US makes that kind of tricky. Thanks for sharing! I'm surprised they only had the Gen I eeveelutions, too - There's this shitty kiosk at the Maine Mall that sells some Pokémon merch which I don't think is even official, and even it has the other eeveelutions (At least Leafeon and Glaceon I remember they have for sure). Still, I guess they sort of had Espeon with that Ditto plush, lol. I've seen them before, but I still think it's a clever idea.

Anyway, yeah, it's good to hear from you! Nice to know you're still alive during these yearly comic breaks ;p

As an aside to the people in the comments - So I've started up an in-character written log run of Sun... Sort of. If any of you follow my blog, you probably saw how I was ranting about my sd card crapping out and making me lose the save. Well, I'm such a petty bitch I'm actually using this as part of the story and switching to my copy of Moon so I can back up my save and edit the Pokémon I catch back to a mostly similar form to the ones I originally caught. Is that weird? Eh, whatever. I'm a petty asshole, I don't really care lol.

Anyway, I'm off now. They're running Katamari at AGDQ right now, and I'm not missing this. See ya :0
01-10-2017
Hell(o)
Bruh don't listen to @JayFenn keep the captcha broken.

Also, did they have any free pokemon for the DS or something?
01-10-2017
InvisibleGrape
Hope ya had fun on your vacation! Maybe it'll serve as some inspiration to keep drawing? as long as you're alive it's all good tho. Glad to see you back active!
01-10-2017
John
Nuz! It's so wonderful hearing from you. I've been a fan for years, and for some reason I obsessively check in on this site once a day during my daily webcomic rotation. I don't need new comics all the time; it's enough to just see you alive and well and living life. Take care, bro. We love you.
01-12-2017
Freezachu92
Cool pilgrimage to Japan, bro.
By the way, the ocean isn't actually blue. I'm pretty sure the water in there is clear, it just looks blue
because it's deep. Or maybe there's chlorine in there and
I'm wrong. hmm...
01-13-2017
Anon
So I just spent $380 and it was worth every penny
I can't wait to harass you all in the comments with shit that isn't even about pokemon this march
01-14-2017
Snowstar837
Thanks for the update! Those pictures were really neat, too; now I want to go haha. Good hearing from you!
01-17-2017
Lkhan
We also love half and tenth update episodes, if you have spare time.
01-17-2017
Lkhan
Really any sketches as well
01-17-2017
Lkhan
Really any sketches as well
01-18-2017
AKF
Thanks for the post, Nuz.

Please, keep doing these mini-entries on the blog (even with personal stuff if you feel like doing it). It's really good to come here and find something new to read.
01-20-2017
TriforceP
An overpriced, useless Magikarp found at a Pokemon center?
Tokyo is Route 4 confirmed
Moving on to being serious, I support the "confirm Nuzlocke is not dead" thing. Also, can't wait to see the "making of" post whenever you get around to it.
01-23-2017
Bob
Thanks for the update, Nuz!
01-25-2017
ash
Thank god! I thought you were dead. I almost cried with joy when I read this. LOLOLOLOL!!
01-26-2017
Rockenos
Super pleased to see an update! Small stuff like this is percect cus it allows us to be able to justify checking the site once a month or so instead of every six months or so haha
01-30-2017
Sun Wukong Gothschild
Hi Nuzlocke.

I am not usually a fan of casual conversation in public venues, however, I admit that I read your comic often, because I think it's a lot deeper than it appears.

Your latest comic moved me.

As far as I'm concerned, you're a fucking genius.

33°
02-02-2017
superfogg
I'm glad to hear some news of you, keep writing something occasionally, we don't ask for anything else (and an yearly update of white hard mode of course)
02-03-2017
Freezachu92@gmail.com
Guys, this is kind of random, but they're making a Captain Underpants movie
Just wanted to mention that
02-04-2017
oceanboy86
Not again, quit ruining excellent kids books with movie and merchandising.
Also nice email freeze.
02-06-2017
Noth
Hi Nuz, great to hear from you again man!

I absolutely love the in between updates. Your fans have showed to be able to survive with just a yearly update, but we would still love to hear some from you every now and then.

Also great pictures! Glad you enjoyed Japan that much.
AND WTF THOSE SOCKS
02-06-2017
Anon
On February 6, Mew gave birth to Mewtwo.
Happy birthday, you Sawyer-murdering, Ruby-manipulating prick :p
02-08-2017
Freezachu92
I just noticed that I put my email as my name, whoopsies.
Gosh, that actually made me laugh.
02-09-2017
The protagonist of Pokémon: Hard-Mode
Hey guys. What's shakin'?
02-12-2017
oceanboy86
@The protagonist
Not much, what's shakin' with you?
02-14-2017
GuyWithAnOpinion
@the protagonist
What's your name?
02-14-2017
The protagonist of Pokémom: Hard-Mode
My name will forever be a mystery...
Unless Nuz reveals it I guess.

Just chilling here in the remains of this comic. Pretty cool.
I'll probably need food though. Time to get a job am I right
02-14-2017
The protagonist of Pokémom: Hard-Mode
My name will forever be a mystery...
Unless Nuz reveals it I guess.

Just chilling here in the remains of this comic. Pretty cool.
I'll probably need food though. Time to get a job am I right
02-16-2017
Hell(o)
@the protagonist

Why is nuz so slow with updates? Couldn't you email him what happened on your adventure to him?
02-17-2017
Definetely the Protagonist of... Pokémom: Hard-Mode
I /could/, but then I'd need a soul for that. And for that soul I'd need a jimmy-jam job.

Also, I don't know what will happen in the story. Quick, someone make up a
story to end this comic so that I can do an MS Paint fan comic of it. Then
we'll call it a day/however-long-we've-been-waiting-for-Nuz.
02-17-2017
Whoosh, that ended up wrong.
This new post formats kind of weird. I'm going to have to
get used to it.
02-17-2017
Freezachu92
Hey guys, if you consume media you should check out
The YouTube channel: Every Frame A Painting. I really like it so far.
02-20-2017
GuyWithAnOpinion
Hey! Every Frame A Painting is not that bad!

I'd recommend Nakey Jakey. He's a funny hot boy.
02-27-2017
Angrynoob
Hey guys? How long does it take for Nuz to make these comics?

I'm new to the Pokémon Nuzlocke comic genre and have binged this series and another one by Chiakiro so far.
02-28-2017
Anon
Hahahaha oh man
Well, I'll tell you this: If you're hoping to see this one to the end like the rest of us, you're in for a hell of a wait. There's a reason the post before this was was titled "The yearly update" :p
That being said, if you're looking for Nuzlocke recs, let us know, and definitely head over to the forums linked at the top of the page and browse around there if you haven't already. There are some nice runs to be found if you know where to look.

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