Sorry for the Wait!

January 25th, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Petty, January 25th, 2013, 7:00 pm     Reply


I've been super SUPER busy lately with work and the OCT and also battling a few bouts of depression that have left me very... unmotivated.

I'm working on it right now, actually, though! I'm still getting roughs done and the script is still unfinished from when I last left it, but I really want to get it out before the end of the month. I really owe you guys an update and I feel like an awful person for not getting the out as fast as I would want.

The main reason why I'm making this a dev though and actually posting a formal note of this is for a variety of reasons-- I've been getting a LOT of notes, comments and messages asking for the next update and asking when is it going to be out and if I have abandoned it and so on.

I have said it on multiple occasions but I'm gonna say it again: I AM NOT GOING TO ABANDON MY HEARTGOLD RUN.

I have a whole plot layed out and things I want to do with this comic and I am too invested in it to just let it go. It may take me forever to do my updates but that's because I have a paying job I have to go to as well as duties as a mod for the Duality OCT and real life issues. I don't get paid to do my nuzlocke and I do it mostly for the enjoyment of creating it. It usually falls very low on my priorities for this reason.

Again, I'm really sorry for you guys having to wait on me and I'm glad that you guys are so patient (well, a good number of you are anyways) and I promise you'll see an update from me soon!

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User Comments:

The_mad_one, January 25th, 2013, 7:03 pm     Reply

Ohey I kinda forgot this comic


Glad to see it possibly coming back to life again. :)

Raf0096, January 25th, 2013, 7:14 pm     Reply

take as much time as you need it"ll be worth the wait :)

ThatGuyWithTheHair, January 25th, 2013, 7:58 pm     Reply

you usually produce gold material, so if the precess takes a little while, it's cool.

Phillip (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 8:27 pm     Reply

Hey this comic is awesome enough to take a long hiatus.

crazybob, January 25th, 2013, 8:46 pm     Reply

yatta, petty's back.

Psychotheclown, January 25th, 2013, 8:56 pm     Reply

You should have seen the grin on my face when I clicked on my SJ favorites and saw that you've finally updated.

AmadeusMop (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 9:30 pm     Reply

A wild update appeared!
@Petty: Very good. Thanks for telling us what the delay is from. Also, what happened to the post-gym puns?

chinchilla (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 9:44 pm     Reply

thank you i love you for ever now.

Knightkirby, January 25th, 2013, 9:46 pm     Reply

I will never give up on this awesome comic

randumizer (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 10:33 pm     Reply

This comment is good comment
I check to see if you've posted anything new every day. Nearly pissed myself. I hope you're happy.

Riskfan, January 25th, 2013, 11:16 pm     Reply

HALLAUEH. LET THE EPICNESS (or the dying) to commence

King Pikablu (Guest), January 25th, 2013, 11:17 pm     Reply

Yay! I check everyday, and honestly even updates like these I enjoy

Petty, January 26th, 2013, 12:20 am     Reply

@AmadeusMop: The post-gym went away for a couple of reasons:

1) It was wearing thin on a large chunk of readers after a while

2) Due to the fact that we had at least one death due to a gym battle, it doesn't quite fit the mood to have one-liners for gyms in this run.

3) I don't want to repeat the same jokes, they get stale

4) oh my god it's so hard sdfhdjkfhsfjksdfhkdjfdhsfkjdsfh Plus I'd have to redo all of Kanto's again. @___@

TheKometh, January 26th, 2013, 3:17 am     Reply

I can't wait! You said Whitney's battle went bad. I hope Broseph survived!

TheGrazyFeather, January 26th, 2013, 3:36 am     Reply

your alive! but, great to hear that you come back, your nuzockle's are awesome

Everythingevil (Guest), January 26th, 2013, 7:21 am     Reply

Glad to hear you're working on it still! And I'm sorry to hear about the depression, I know what that's like. Hang in there, we internet folk all love you, we're pulling for you!

starelement, January 26th, 2013, 9:05 am     Reply

Hey Petty did you get my pm? (So happy that this comic is coming back!)

Muddykip64, January 26th, 2013, 11:25 am     Reply

You don't need to apologize. You're the one working hard on this amazingly drawn comic. Please take as much time as you need.

Miles Hikari, January 26th, 2013, 11:35 am     Reply

No worries Petty, everyone get's busy and things fall onto the back burner. It happens. Just glad your kind enough to give us a note saying your still alive.

kolda, January 26th, 2013, 12:00 pm     Reply

:) I hope you can defenestrate your depression. Don't overwork yourself, we can wait for the next one.

Jalorda (Guest), January 26th, 2013, 1:26 pm     Reply

Hey, glad you're back. This comic is worth the wait!

rajvir (Guest), January 26th, 2013, 2:11 pm     Reply

Glad to see that this story will not be abandoned as I very much enjoyed reading it.

Xena (Guest), January 26th, 2013, 2:13 pm     Reply

Aw, it's okay, Petty. Don't stress yourself out about it. Real life comes first, after all~ When in doubt, we can all go back and re-read the old stuff, right? (Well, that's what I do, anyway... |D)

But, in all seriousness, it's fine. Just do things at your own pace. It's better than stressing yourself out over it .3.

Blue_Bird, January 26th, 2013, 3:10 pm     Reply

YAY! Your back!!!! YAY!!!

Jalorda (Guest), January 26th, 2013, 3:59 pm     Reply

Oh and by the way...
I'm sorry to bring up memories of lost friends but did you have a certain character from a certain British TV series in mind when you named Cassandra? (RIP Cassandra)

Tijopi11, January 26th, 2013, 11:23 pm     Reply

No problem, I know how that feels. Like those commenting above me, I agree, you make gold material, so we'll wait :)

Sorry if people are getting a bit impatient (losing their shits) over lack of updates, just take it as a compliment! People LOVE YOU! :D you're famous!

This may not be a *real* update, but I practically crapped my pants when I saw the update, so you've made my day nonetheless.

Ginchiyo, January 27th, 2013, 5:39 am     Reply

I can still remember the dead. Quincy, Cassandra and the Rattata. . .oh well, welcome back!

LawdyPop (Guest), January 27th, 2013, 8:31 am     Reply

It may have been a while, but the end result will be worth the wait, and life happens, it has to come first, so no worries. Although of course I'd be lying if I said I weren't glad to see new information posted abut its continuation :3

sonicstar4453, January 27th, 2013, 10:47 am     Reply

I have been wondering what happened to this comic, I love it so much! :D
Glad to hear it's coming back! 8D

AdventureTimeFan (Guest), January 27th, 2013, 12:14 pm     Reply

Nonononono! You are not a terrible person! You can take as long as you want and we'll still be waiting. As for depression, I know how you fel. I'm a diabetic and I get depressed all the time. Just know we will always be by your side! :3

Lady Darkrina, January 27th, 2013, 2:38 pm     Reply

@Petty: Hey Petty, don't worry about it so much <3. We all have duties to do and things that we need to get done in rl and I respect you for that. So it really doesn't matter, take as long as you need to get the pressure off you and I hope you get well soon.

And another thing, don't feel bad about it because we all have our ups and downs in life. The best thing is, to always enjoy what you love doing most and I hope you keep it that way.

AmadeusMop (Guest), January 27th, 2013, 5:48 pm     Reply

@Petty: Aww.

Merc (Guest), January 27th, 2013, 6:08 pm     Reply

We love you, Petty, and we're so glad you're bringing us more comic!

fosskers (Guest), January 28th, 2013, 5:25 am     Reply

Take your time! Your comics rock.

katie310117 (Guest), January 29th, 2013, 1:48 am     Reply

Petty, you don't have some obligation to give us more comics! Imagine if somebody have you a dollar every day for two weeks, and then just stopped. Would you throw a fit, and claim they have a duty to keep giving you dollars? No! You'd be grateful they gave you any at all, and that's how I feel about your nuzlocke challenge. It's art that you give us for free! Don't feel stressed about doing it faster, just do what you can, even if it takes years! Your comic is amazing, and I really dislike how entitled some of your fans have been getting.

Arcana, January 29th, 2013, 10:20 pm     Reply

^ That. ^

mapsal313, January 30th, 2013, 5:51 am     Reply

Hi, I discovered your comics a few days ago, and I read your Leafgreen comic non-stop! I'm so looking forward to more of your Heartgold, however, I can wait as long as it takes, because good work always takes long to be done. I hope you get over your depression soon, life is full of happy moments, sometimes many, sometimes few, but there are always happy moments... Just think about them!

Anyways, good luck with everything!

Wanderer (Guest), January 30th, 2013, 4:37 pm     Reply

just wanted to say, I read the whole LG and followed this from its beginning i believe; I found that update today, it was my birthday a few days go...Best.Present.EVER. Seriously, it's good to see you back! Also, i agree with katie, this is your comic, a kind of a gift to the readers. NOT AN OBLIGATION. Do it if you want, and at the pace you wish, and good luck for everything.

Blahson (Guest), January 30th, 2013, 10:38 pm     Reply

I discovered the whole Nuzlocke thing today, along with your comic. I read the whole first series (tearing up frequently, I might add). I did not expect to catch up so soon into HG :o

END (Guest), January 31st, 2013, 9:13 pm     Reply

YESSSSS. I've checked this comic page almost eeveryday! So glad you came back.

Ethan (Guest), February 2nd, 2013, 8:54 am     Reply

fuck. yes. ive waited so long, ive had this random webcomic favorieted for months.

ShadowAviation, February 3rd, 2013, 8:35 am     Reply

It's no problem at all, glad to see that you're back ^_^

magg7, February 3rd, 2013, 9:11 pm     Reply

Stuff happens... I'm sure the rest of us (the fans) understand.

MasterTreeScout (Guest), February 14th, 2013, 6:17 am     Reply

Yay! A Petty Nuzlocke Challenge is back baby!

the angry guy (Guest), February 19th, 2013, 10:50 am     Reply

i forgot about the comic when it still didnt uptate at christmas srsly i forgot all about it

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