A sequel run to A Petty Nuzlocke Challenge: LeafGreen Edition
It's been three years since LOCKE's adventures in Kanto and she's ready to take on Johto! A new rival and old enemies emerge as well as a rumor of a mysterious figure on Mt. Silver referred to as "RED".
Will LOCKE survive this league?
P R O G R E S S
THE NUZLOCKE RUN IS COMPLETE IN-GAME. The run goes through Kanto- RED is the final boss of the run.
I've said it on the Nuzlocke Forums already, but I'll repeat myself. 'Cause eworm is back with another Unpopular Opinion Which Makes Him Look Like A Hater Despite Him Being A Big Fan!
Rick's death is one of the most painful and best remembered deaths not only in Petty's LG run but in the Nuzlocke community in general. Bringing him back just for an unfunny joke... Not even a joke unfortunately... is not exactly what I would call a smart thing to do. It also prevents the current team from establishing their characters and heck, you opening with a promise of an actual character development for Locke makes it even worse IMO.
Come on, Petty, I've read you for a long time and I know you can do much better.
I can understand those of you who disagree with the "return" of Rick, but I really don't think it's a problem. One: it's just a joke, it's not to be taken too seriously. Two: this does nothing to "dishonor" Rick. Rick himself was one of the funny guys of the team. Is it not completely in his nature for his spirit to return on April Fools Day just to prank Locke? Lastly, his death itself isn't being used as a joke. It's nothing like "haha he dies that's funny." It's a harmless joke that is almost certainly non-canon with the rest of the comic. Again, I completely understand why some of you would see it as offensive at first glance, but the deeper I look into it, the more I find it to be just a harmless joke, exactly the kind that Rick would enjoy.
@Kurona: I'm not nitpicking at all, that's his entire message! Everything in front of that quote was irrelevant introduction, right after it came something about other characters not developing (which I disregard because it makes no sense to say that about a non-canon page) and what might either be an encouragement or a kick in the face:
"I've read you for a long time and I know you can do much better."
kind or not it's not criticism just flavour text.
If you want an example of nitpicking, look at the comment which only discussed the word "harassing" and disregarded the rest. ;)
Addition to previous comment but I'll post it in a new one in stead since you already replied:
I don't mind people giving their opinions about the pages. I don't even mind people attacking the content of the pages, I often do so myself. I do mind people attacking the author in stead of the actual page content.
This comment did not discuss the usage of Rick and what was bad about it, it was calling the author "not smart" and telling her she should do better (better being "not using the holy Rick ever again because it's apparently 'fan' property").
As for not knowing it's non-canon, I guess that's possible, albeit unlikely.
As for harass, maybe the dosage of that word was a bit too much for this, but it does seem fitting to me...
"Harassment (/həˈræsmənt/ or /ˈhærəsmənt/) covers a wide range of behaviours of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behaviour intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is intentional behaviour which is found threatening or disturbing."
characteristically repetitive: "I've said it on the Nuzlocke Forums already"
behaviour intended to disturb or upset: it looks that way to me with the insults, especially since it's an act that cannot be undone making it most likely the intent is making the author feel bad.
As for threatening, bringing in the entire nuzlocke community covers that bit.
So perhaps too strong a word, but I think it's fitting.
UR SUCH A FAGGOT GOD UPLOAD QUICKER ITS LIKE U DONT EVEN CARE MY GOD NO ONE LIKES U OR WILL VIEW THIS COMIC AGAIN GO TO SOME1 ELSES ITS BEEN LIKE A YEAR NOW WHEN R U GOING TO FINISH 2020 GOD WHAT A STUPID FAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@I used to ,# Petty:
You are being really rude and lying while me and many others are impatience for the newest update she does not have to even post this stuff she is doing it for us and you repay her by saying because she is not very fast no one will ever like her?
Oh, come on, you guys. This point has been made before, but really, we all have lives apart from writing comics and stories and such, including Petty. Will you all get a grip and stop acting like annoying little Zubats. My thanks to everyone who's kept their cool thus far. To everyone else, please try to stop acting like Liepards and more like the loyal Stoutlands we're supposed to be.
@I used to ,# Petty: You imbecile... Don't you realize how hard she's working? The shading, the proportions, the plot... Comics are pretty difficult to do. It's altogether too easy to get discouraged and abandon the comic forever. Sometimes, it's only the encouraging comments of the readers that keeps the artist going. So shut up and step out of your own little world for once so you can finally see what reality looks like.
1) It's Locke, not Petty. The author/artist is Petty. The character is Locke.
2) We don't know if Red exists in this universe, that battle might have a different character in Red's place in-comic. The role Red plays in Pokemon canon was played by Locke in this verse, and now Gold's part is also taken by Locke, so who knows?
all u kiddos are gay and this page sucks petty clearly is dead and no one really cares either if she really did care shed update i have a life outside of etherweb searching and i can still do things gggggggggggoooooooooooooooooooooddddddddddddddd
My name is Zachary Morris and I *love* your Nuzlocke comics. I just discovered them today, and I read through them in one run. I haven't cried in years; your portrayal of the love and caring you showed for your Pokemon made me lose it and bawl four times.
These are fantastic pieces of art, and I think you are a great person. Having struggled with depression myself I can confirm it totally sucks, so just know you've got my support.
Listen to this closely.
@I used to ,# Petty: Flamers? As a pegasister, I've got this.
First of all, why are you here? If you are angry because she doesn't update as usual, she is not dead; she's busy. She, too, has a life outside of the internet, and it's possible that her job is sucking all of the free time from her, and she is unable to update. Plus, because of this, she has more of a life than you do, flaming and attempting to troll people. She put this up to keep us busy, and to know that she cares.
Second, do you really have a life? According to potato (oh my gosh best Guest username I've ever heard of), you have been following this comic, day by day. You probably are those weirdos that develop crushes through the internet, but criticize everything they do because you think the other people are just dumb. Wanna know something? YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW JACK 'BOUT LIFE, SON.
Thirdly, if you call me gay, an imbecile, retarded, or STUPID because of my beliefs or trying to protect a fellow person that actually has a life and does not deserve your dumb idiotic criticism or even the fact I like My Little Pony, you don't even know anything. I have my likes, you have yours. You need to respect this, and you need to know how WRONG you are at this. GTFO of this blog, and get a heart or a soul. Heck, go get a life OFF THE INTERNET.
Has anyone known anything about her, tough? It's actually more like worrying, if no one has heard anything about her lately. Of course, I would preffer that she's simply too occupied with, you know, her LIFE, but it gives material to my depressive side.
We could do a comic for Petty featuring the Pokemon that have died throughout the comic, or at least some artwork, to show that we care about her. How many people would be willing to help out with this?
@Mango Dolphin: We can always count on a Pegasister to help out. Thank you.
Honestly I'm not even addressing the troll directly anymore. Lost cause. It's nasty, whiny, narcissistic comments like those complained about that give bad reputations to blogs/the Internet. Petty, your work is amazing!!! (^.^) You inspired me to start my own Nuzlockes. Don't let ppl like that jerk affect you- they're not real fans.
Fans 2, trolls 0
Hopefully you will see this, and I'd like to thank you for making this comic for all of us to enjoy. Also, nice Zelda nerd Tee.
P.S. I love Broseph being back. The Rick reference was awesome as well, as he was my favorite character.
THIS COMIC IS SO GAY AND ALL U BUTTHURT MLP FANS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LIUFE I HAVE MORE OF A LIFE THAN ALL OF U BCUZ I GO ON THE INTERENT 14 HOURS A DAY AND I GET CASH MONEY OFF OF IT ITS LIKE $14 A DAY AND I BET U GUYS GET NOTHING. GET A REAL JOB
(trollers 17, bronies and pegagays -1)
@I used to ,# Petty:
That's , like, a dollar an hour. I had no idea your financial troubles were that bad. No wonder you have no taste and horrible manners. It's all that stress. You have our condolences, you poor man.
Is this comic dead? The only things with a beating heart is the comments but haven't heard anything from Petty since April Fools, no newsfeed, no comments, nothing. She did the whole LG comic in 8 months, it has been 12 months since she started this one and we have only had 9 parts completed :(
@ I used to, #Petty
So you admit you are a simple Internet Troll, and what's more, you get payed for it. "Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life." -John Wooden. Adding onto this quote, it shouldn't prevent you from making friends, either. And I don't see a life or a friend in your posts. Conclusion: I used to, #Petty needs a new job.
@I used to ,# Petty: Oh my gosh, I think it's saying something! Is it a parasprite that can't multiply? I think we should bring it to the forest... or a museum. Is it yelling or something? Get it a life or a soul or something...
We aren't butthurt- jokes on you. I don't even know what that means! Also, how did you get the part that it was gay, Hashtag? Other than the fact that the girls in the gym were sexist against Locke- wait, sexist is based on gender, not how you be complete stalkers and try to rape people. Continuing on, My Little Pony is a total creep show (except Generation 3.5-4), so... yeah. But it's a great show, and does better than most adult shows; actually, it's starting to do favors for a few adults and a few adult references (Applejack, Appletiny, Rainbow Dash @ beginning of Super Speedy Cider Squeezy something-thousand) to entertain some adult viewers. I think you should get a real job too- one that doesn't make you work 14 hours for 14 dollars per day. I'm not old enough to get a job (secretly), but my father makes more money than you ever would in a month than you would in many years. Also, learn not to always use hashtags and get better grammar. Heck, I'm probably younger than you since you have a job and still have as much grammar as an average Kindergartener!
True Petty fans + MLP fans: above 25
Trollers, flamers, and people that don't know how to spell: 1- I mean, -4)
@Anonymous - That Nidoran! He must join the team stat!
EDIT: I have a theory. Either Petty needs some cheering up, or she's working on it privately just to post all at once! I'm not sure, but it's unusual for someone to leave work without saying that they've stopped doing it (unless it's a private project). We should cheer her on!
What if it IS Canon?
Think about it, Rick died singing Never Gonna Give You Up, Which is used to troll people, However, since it IS used to troll people, his Death was just to troll you, he is perfectly alive.
Thanks for responding to my question! It would be interesting if he did make the team and survive to meet Barb, wouldn't it?
Also, as an aside, I appreciate people standing up for themselves and the things they like (even though I'm not an MLP fan myself). Thing is, it's not going to register with the flamer. That's why I titled my question "moving on": the argument won't make progress if we just trade posts like this. The best argument we can make is to ignore the blog pollution his posts constitute and show him we don't care.
Staying positive in hopes of an update! :)
@Mango Dolphin and Anonymous: Hmm. I kind of wanted to see the Sandshrew join earlier on since, the species is so adorable. Although it would be really underleveled. Yeah the Nidoran will be a better addition.
@Raxal: This is plausible, as Voltorb and Electrode are found in-game in the Rocket HQ in Goldenrod City. Or it could just be a dream or vision of Locke's. We won't know until Petty tells us. I personally enjoy 'not-dead' plot twists, I have one planned for my own Platinum Nuzlocke. I hope I can pull it off as well as Petty did with Broseph.
@I used to ,# Petty: That's not very nice. It's already been explained why she can't post too often, and I relate completely. I'd love it if Petty posted more often too, but we can't all have our way, and it makes the updates even better than they already are anyways. If Petty didn't write so well I wouldn't be so sad if she didn't update often. But her updates are really long anyways, and are really good. Of course she cares! But there are many more important things in her life. I'm sorry that you're frustrated. Have a nice day. :)
Petty, if this is important to you, then you don't have to let me know, but let me tell you this:
I have been checking everyday for another update since April Fools. Everyday! And I've held on to that small hope that today would be the day when the next update came. But I'm close to giving up.
So Petty, please, as a favor to your fans, could you let us know how you are doing right now? If you've given up, or if you're even still alive? Just a comment on the forums, or something telling us that you will no longer continue the comic, anything!
At this point, I just want to know if you're okay.
Petty has a tumblr where she posts fairly regular updates. I think maybe you have to go through the link to the D.A. page... regardless. She's said time and time again that the comic isn't going anywhere, her updating schedule is just slow (a recent computer crash probably didn't help). Chill out.
I would think there'd be a bit of drama... I don't think Spuds is one to have a jealous streak, but it could happen. Also, the Sandshrew would be an interesting addition (thanks Rift), since she has a couple bulky mons already (I'm thinking ATHENA and BROSEPH). We could see her team just tanking its way through the League and Kanto. Although I must admit, Nidoking has a nice set of power moves and stats... Isn't speculating fun? :) Ooh I just had a thought! What if she adds the Paras? Bug is a good type against the Elite Four. Tell me what you think!
@Pokemonfan1: well I don't know if you've played through the game, but Gary's character is already a Gym Leader. I like your second idea though! I had considered something similar when I was speculating plot to myself. Maybe she could tie it back to Mewtwo?
And Mewtwo did go "into" Locke's head, which could be enough excuse to portray Red as a psychic phantom or something... The thing is that Red's team is different enough from Locke's to get people wondering... Ideas on that? This is getting to be some cool discussion!