Part 12b

March 4th, 2014, 2:13 am

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Petty, March 4th, 2014, 2:13 am     Reply

PART 12!~

Ooooh, what have we here? Some plot or backstory, perhaps?

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Petty, March 10th, 2014, 9:39 am     Reply

Quick reply about the "plot holes"

They aren't plot holes until the whole story ends and they aren't explained. Have patience and everything will tie together.

When I'm done with this run we can all look back on those comments and laaaaauuuugh.

Petty, March 10th, 2014, 9:41 am     Reply

Quick Comment on my update schedule:

I work 40+ hours a week to pay for rent/bills/etc and my computer is currently on its last legs-- it's a miracle I was even able to get it to let me finish this update.

PLEASE be patient. These updates aren't taking long because I'm lazy/the amount of work that goes into them/etc., it's because i just can't find the time to work on the stuff I want to for fun. (Those of you who are still in school-- this is what it's like in the "real world". Be prepared).

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User Comments:

Cyan (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 3:11 am     Reply

YES!
I've been waiting FOREVER FOR THIS TO UPDATE, BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Oh, and first.

Chikouu, March 4th, 2014, 3:46 am     Reply


Haha, are they talking in braille? (I think that's what it's called) Now I need to go find me a diagram

BeretCat, March 4th, 2014, 4:19 am     Reply


Update!
Made my day!

Guest (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 4:49 am     Reply


what are they saying?

osarumon, March 4th, 2014, 6:27 am     Reply


Translation please

SUGauthor, March 4th, 2014, 7:02 am     Reply


Weston: Stop! We come in peace!

Tentacruel: You and others have come into my territory! You threaten my nest! In years past with humans their machines and vessels have destroyed many of my eggs!

Tentacruel: I will destroy anyone who dares come near and teach the others a lesson they shan't forget!

Weston: We mean your eggs no harm, please let us pass peascefully to Cianwood!

Tentacruel: No! I shall not let any pass! You will bring more humans with you to destroy me and my children! I will protect the nesting grounds of my ancestors!

Weston: As a Paragon I give you my word that we will do no such thing!

Tentacruel: A Paragon? You are a Paragon?

Weston: Yes! And once we reach Cianwood I promise that we will alert the humans and have them divert their ships and leave you in peace O great one.

Weston: We must reach the Island a dying pokemon depends on our haste!

Tentacruel: You and the Human may pass Paragon

Weston: I will not forget your kindness.

Master_72, March 4th, 2014, 7:43 am     Reply


Am I the only one who immediately understood the Morse code?

Riskfan, March 4th, 2014, 7:48 am     Reply


@Master_72: Probably. I didnt even know it was morse until you said something.

AfterTheMoment, March 4th, 2014, 9:34 am     Reply


@Master_72: Is that not Braille?

MetaFawful, March 4th, 2014, 9:37 am     Reply


@Master_72: But it isn't morse, it's braille.

Luigi_96, March 4th, 2014, 9:51 am     Reply


@SUGauthor: Well, that translation begs the question (from me anyway), what's a Paragon?

SUGauthor, March 4th, 2014, 10:17 am     Reply


@Luigi_96: A paragon is a model of excellence or perfection. In Weston's case though I'd say it's something more formal, An elite group or something, probably led by the Kimono Girls.

Xenos (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 10:29 am     Reply


@SUGauthor: Please, don't say more, I don't want spoilers :D

Whip the Rabbit, March 4th, 2014, 11:05 am     Reply


Geez. OvO
That was intense. ovo
....
This may be simple-minded of me, but I kind of love that open-ocean view. *v*

Tijopi11, March 4th, 2014, 11:26 am     Reply


I just tried to translate it and for the first two panels where Weston speaks in Braille, I got this:
"Pots!
Ew emoc niecaep!"

...I don't think I know what I'm doing...

wugfish, March 4th, 2014, 11:34 am     Reply


Petty! Wonderful to see you back!

Awesome update, a great (and actually quite plausible) explanation, I love it!

SUGauthor, March 4th, 2014, 11:53 am     Reply


@Tijopi11: Pots ew emoc ni ecaep backwards is Stop! We come in peace!

thegreatawsum1, March 4th, 2014, 12:01 pm     Reply


Lovin' this update! I've already read your explanation on Tumblr, and I think that braille was a very smart choice. Can't wait to see where this is going!

Anonymous (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 12:40 pm     Reply


Oh wowwwww that was just plain awesome!!!! That was a very interesting couple of pages and I like the tension! I smell the beginnings of a developing theme! Wow keep it up Petty you're amazing

BreakerLOLZ, March 4th, 2014, 1:33 pm     Reply


On a whim yesterday I read all the past comics. Then suddenly there's an update?

I USED FORESIGHT.

Pyrophoricity, March 4th, 2014, 2:01 pm     Reply


really great pages ! great sea/night scene, beautiful even, if i may say ^^

Axies, March 4th, 2014, 2:43 pm     Reply


Haven't actually felt threatened by a Tentacruel since that episode of the Anime where a giant one destroys a city.

Guest, March 4th, 2014, 5:01 pm     Reply


When you think about it, this "epic" two part update translates to just a random encounter with one Tentacruel in-game. Look at aaaallll the progress being made.

Jerard (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 5:04 pm     Reply


I waited half a year just so Petty could fight one Tentacruel? I understand wanting to make the comic longer, but you barely update as it is, quit wasting my time.

ksdjknjs (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 7:09 pm     Reply

:O
WOW no wonder this took a few months! this is awsome!

Syogren, March 4th, 2014, 7:20 pm     Reply


It's not JUST a Tentacuel. It's the REASON why Ampharos has not gotten its medicine back. Thus this IS progress. Beautiful, well-drawn progress...

Lucalocke (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 7:22 pm     Reply

THANK YOU
Thank you so so so so so so so much, Petty! Your comic is the best!!!

??? (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 7:27 pm     Reply


@Jerard: Do you have any idea how hard this must be for Petty? In fact, you should be grateful she even found time in her hectic schedule to update this awesome comic.

Nuzlocker (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 7:28 pm     Reply

Petty rules!
Wow, no wonder this update took so long. These two comics are so well-drawn and detailed. Thanks, Petty! Keep updating the great comic!

SpotOn (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 7:32 pm     Reply


Visually, this segment is stunning. Seriously, the light and shadows, the colors, the different perspectives, the rain effect; everything looks beautiful. I am completely in love with how you've drawn the water as well. However, from a storytelling perspective, this whole thing should have been cut.

This is filler. You did NOT need to waste eleven panels with nothing but pokemon heads and coded dialog, especially when said panels do nothing but take up space. I have to thank SUGauthor for the translation, but really, it was unneeded. Everything said in the braille panels was reiterated in non braille speech bubbles just a few panels later. Why go to all the trouble of hiding it when you're just going to tell us everything anyway?

I'm sorry Petty. I know you've been getting a lot of comments from trolls and disgruntled fans lately, but even I couldn't hold my tongue (still my fingers? I am typing, after all...) for this one.

I'm glad to see an update, but I'm afraid of what we'll see in the comment section here.

Good luck and hang in there! You're an awesome artist and storyteller. Just remember that filler is a killer no matter how beautifully drawn.

Mango Dolphin, March 4th, 2014, 8:05 pm     Reply


Huh, they ain't called Tentacruel for nothin'.

I flipping freaked out when you posted. Another job well done, Petty!

timemonkey (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 9:20 pm     Reply


@Jerard: Maybe you shouldn't be so rude. It's her webcomic and it's up to her what the plot focusses on and how quickly things progress. While this update may boil down to one random encounter it progresses the plot as they move to the next town, helps explain why they have to get the medicine to begin with and furthers the 'something's up with Weston' subplot.

timemonkey (Guest), March 4th, 2014, 9:24 pm     Reply


Petty, this was a great update, well worth the wait for the art alone. I've very much been enjoying your HG run, and I loved you LG run as well. I think you've spoiled me though, I keep looking for nuzlocke comics of similar quality but haven't found many (though if anyone has any recs they'd be appreciated).

SUGauthor, March 5th, 2014, 12:08 am     Reply


@timemonkey: Try Myths of Unova, it's one of my favorites.

Guest, March 5th, 2014, 12:53 pm     Reply


@SpotOn: I totally agree. What a wasted effort for 11 panels of filler. I don't even care about the cryptic nonsense the pokemon were speaking right there, too much subplot for me to care. It's totally detracting from the main nuzlocke run.

Guest, March 5th, 2014, 12:56 pm     Reply


@timemonkey: What SUG said. Try Myths of Unova, it's way better than this. Though it doesn't update any faster, it at least keeps the main focus on the nuzlocke run and doesn't try to be something it's not.

Pavel (Guest), March 5th, 2014, 2:19 pm     Reply

Great job
Hello Petty !

I have read with deligth your LG run, and it is with as much pleasure that I read your HG one ! My comment can't amount to much about your drawing skills, since I don't draw at all and so I wouldn't know what I would be saying, but I still find your comic very beautiful, especially the ligths in the one of this week. I also would like to say to the people that complain about the story that if they are not happy about it or its story, they can write their own, or at least quit coming here, if they do not like what they find. I would say that Petty draws the story she wants, not the story we pay her to draw, so we have no say on what she should or shouldn't do.

Keep it up Petty, what you do is really good ;) !

Pavel

Pavel (Guest), March 5th, 2014, 2:30 pm     Reply


@Jerard: Lol, if you find that coming here is a waste of time, no one is holding you, you are quite free to go elsewhere (and to not come back). I you want another story, why don't you write it yourself? After all, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

jjfresh, March 5th, 2014, 8:21 pm     Reply


Paragon...What's that? Also, clever to use braille. I usually make up my own languages

MaveriKat (Guest), March 5th, 2014, 8:54 pm     Reply

Clever...
Very awesome update. Nice use of Brail.

CPU0 (Guest), March 5th, 2014, 10:37 pm     Reply


Togetic: POTS! EW EMOC NI ECAEP!

Tentacruel(so far. got lazy translating the rest haha): UOY DNA SREHTO EVAH EMOC...

Is this even English? What is this?

CPU0 (Guest), March 5th, 2014, 10:46 pm     Reply


@SUGauthor: Haha i found out when you said the thing about the braille being backwards haha. I tried translating it and i had no idea what the heck was being said. I am also reading the myths of unova. It's a good one. Though i am a little sad that she's on a break from making her series. But, school does come first *sigh* haha.

Lady Darkrina, March 6th, 2014, 5:19 am     Reply


Ooh I really found that scene where the tentacruel and weston were speaking a different language quite interesting ^^

Guest, March 6th, 2014, 1:45 pm     Reply


@Jerard: Or you could just stop reading altogether if waiting around is such a waste of your precious precious time.

willy5000, March 6th, 2014, 3:22 pm     Reply


I'm sorry, but how the heck is Locke going to be able to fight red? In the first comic, she basically IS red.

Guest, March 6th, 2014, 4:55 pm     Reply


@willy5000: Seriously. This blatant contradiction, the random brail talking, there's so many damn plot holes in this comic that are never explained. How do you expect me to care about any of this if you don't explain?

Cyan (Guest), March 6th, 2014, 6:36 pm     Reply

Support
Everyone, shut up about how Petty isn't providing us with a complete, no-holes plotline. We're lucky we get this comic at all! So if you're mad for waiting, then get your money back on the way out - OHWAIT, YOU GET THIS FOR FREE. YOU ALL SUCK, PETTY RULES.

Hehem (Guest), March 6th, 2014, 7:55 pm     Reply

Stupid People
THANK YOU, CYAN. PEOPLE JUST CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH PETTY IS GIVING UP FOR THIS FANTASTIC COMIC.

bbb (Guest), March 6th, 2014, 7:57 pm     Reply


@CPU0: Read it backwards.

Guest, March 6th, 2014, 8:24 pm     Reply


@Cyan: Lmao, look how mad you are at people for pointing out legit problems with the comic.

Guest, March 6th, 2014, 8:25 pm     Reply


@Cyan: o wow, haha. hop off.

Scott (Guest), March 6th, 2014, 8:30 pm     Reply


@Cyan: Jesus, at least try to act like not all of Petty's fans are thirsty fantards that see everything she does as perfection among mortals. Everyone has their flaws, even your precious waifu Petty.

Brian (Guest), March 8th, 2014, 2:13 pm     Reply

Braille?
Was that Pokemon speak used in the middle really Braille? (I don't know for sure)

Pavel² (Guest), March 8th, 2014, 3:00 pm     Reply

To Scott
@Scott => Never said that this comic was perfect, I am just saying that what you people find is wrong with it (namely, the story) is an illegitimate criticism : it would be legitimate if Petty had signed a contract with us stating what story she would be drawing, and if it appeared she didn't respect this contract. But she has not signed such a contract, she is not bound to draw what YOU think should be the comic. As long as your criticisms are about the story, they are subjective, and can't be called "legitimate objective flaws".

timemonkey (Guest), March 9th, 2014, 2:34 pm     Reply


@Guest: I've now read the comic, which is sadly on hiatus for the moment. I enjoyed it a great deal but I'm confused by your comment 'doesn't try to be something it's not' because from what I saw Myths of Unova was trying to be a whole lot of things more than just a 'see which Pokémon die' comic, just like Petty's.

Charlotte057, March 9th, 2014, 6:19 pm     Reply


@Cyan: No, I'm obviously first.

Guest, March 9th, 2014, 8:56 pm     Reply


Guys COME. ON. Petty works hard on this, really hard, and she doesn't deserve the hate. Yeah, maybe this wasn't completely necessary. Maybe it was just filler or not the absolute best storytelling. But so what? This is supposed to be fun and entertaining, and she's trying to give you this (beautiful) art so that can happen. As long as it keeps you from being bored out of your mind for a few seconds, give you reason to (even out of hate)do and think about something... then it's done its job. Chill, guys. Chill.

Guest, March 10th, 2014, 4:58 pm     Reply


@Pavel²: why are you defending someone's opinion for them? Shoo.

Guest, March 10th, 2014, 4:59 pm     Reply


@Guest: Implying that beautiful art automatically makes a comic good. I laughed out loud.

Guest, March 10th, 2014, 5:06 pm     Reply


@Guest: Aw come on cut some slack. Petty has clearly went out of her way to lie about her "busy schedule" in the comments area, which shows how much she cares about delaying this comic as much as possible. I for one look forward to the next update, as I play Half-Life episode 3 for the first time.

Number 7 (Guest), March 10th, 2014, 7:22 pm     Reply

-.-
<3

I love this show.

Pavel (Guest), March 11th, 2014, 1:46 am     Reply


@ Guest (how convenient) :
I am not defending someone in particular, "just becauz", I am taking down what I think is a wrong/unjustified reasonning. If you were to say dumb/unjustified things, but that those things couldn't hurt in a unjustified way another person's feelings, well I wouldn't have much incentive. But here, not only are those things dumb, they are hurtful, because their message is basically "I don't like the way you are doing things". Again, such a message could be accepted if the comic were being drawn for you, maybe after a contract you would have signed with Petty. But this is not the case, so Petty, from the start, isn't entitled to draw what YOU think the comic should be, and so, coming here and saying "I don't like what you are doing, and so you SHOULDN'T do things like this", when, from the start, everyone knows that Petty draws the story she wants, not the story we want, is just plain jerkassery. If you were just just saying "I dont like it", well, for me it would be just mean, and I would just assume that you like to be told "I dont like what you do", since you think it's OK to do the same to another person. But here it's worse, you actually think you have authority to say what to do and not to do to the author of a comic who hasn't said anything about writing what you want. It's just plain wrong as far as contractual relations (and social relations, might I add) is concerned.
To sum it up : your unjustified commentaries and criticism make you seem to be a huge jerk. Again, if you don't like what you see, go draw your own comic, and don't bug people who actually use up some of their time to share their creation and entertain other people.

SpotOn (Guest), March 11th, 2014, 6:38 pm     Reply

@Pavel
Hey, if you don't like what's being said in the comments, then don't read them. Noone's forcing you to read them, so if you don't like them then go read something else. People write the comments THEY want to write, not what YOU think they should write. Who are you to criticize anyway?

Seriously, though, until Petty herself makes a statement about what is being said in her comments section, I don't think we need a white-knight trying to police everyone's opinions. It's obvious that this doesn't bother Petty nearly as much as it bothers you, so just relax.

Criticism's, trolling, and DIFFERING OPINIONS are all things that every creative person has to deal with when they submit their work to the public. Are some of the comments rude and unfounded? Yes. Do those rude comments take anything away from Petty's comic? No.

These are not professional reviews. These are comments from readers expressing how they feel about what they've read. The fact that Petty has managed to attract so many different people should be enough to show what a good job she's done with her comic.

Pavel (Guest), March 12th, 2014, 5:27 am     Reply


@SpotOn :

Your analogy between my comments and yours, and how what I said to you (“don’t stay here if you don’t like what you read (when reading the comic)” and what you say to me (“don’t stay here if you don’t like what you read in the comments”) should have the same value as far as argumentation is concerned, does not hold, for the following reason: when I read the comic, my aim is to be entertained. Whereas when I first read the commentary section, my aim was to see what other people thought of this comic; and there, every time I come back here, it is to logically take down comments which can be hurtful, and would be hurtful for no legitimate reasons. There is a difference between staying here and posting potentially hurtful comments for no legitimate reasons, and staying here and posting to point out that those comments are illegitimate. Of course, my concept of legitimacy here is based on the moral axiom of the Golden Rule, which says “Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you”, which, personally, I extend to “Do not take actions that you know could hurt others if you wouldn’t like them to hurt you”. If you would like (or rather, you would find acceptable that) someone unknown to you, to whom you have no obligation, or with who you have had no relation whatsoever, come to you and basically says “I don’t like what you do so it sucks” (ok, there may be some caricature here, but you got the point), then be my guest, comment away your dislike. But you will pardon me for a priori believing that this condition is not met. Right?

“Who are you to criticize anyway?” => I am a conscious being with the ability of empathy, and I am coherent enough to follow the Golden Rule when I have no legitimate reason to say potentially hurtful things to others. Oh, and I am intelligent enough to analyze my coherence regarding my moral axioms (and their limits).

“Seriously, though, until Petty herself makes a statement about what is being said in her comments section, I don't think we need a white-knight trying to police everyone's opinions. It's obvious that this doesn't bother Petty nearly as much as it bothers you, so just relax.” => You are quite right, and that is why, when I talked about “hurtful things”, I (almost?) always introduced a notion of potentiality, with words such as “can be”, and not a notion of certainty, because I don’t know if Petty feels concerned or not by what is being said here. I am not trying to “police your opinion” (if by this you mean saying that your opinion if wrong) – where did I say that you didn’t have the right not to like the story? -, I am trying to show you that, if we suppose that my version of the Golden Rules applies, yours posts are wrong/incoherent relatively to this this rule, by virtue of being illegitimate. So I have a problem with the comments you posted, not your opinion on the comic itself.

“Are some of the comments rude and unfounded? Yes” => And so, if something is illegitimate, we shouldn’t try to fight it? Just because something is common does not mean it is fair, and I fail to see how the fact that something is common is a justification for not doing something about it if it is illegitimate/not fair.

“These are not professional reviews. These are comments from readers expressing how they feel about what they've read.” => I agree, but, for me at least, those are not reasons to post illegitimate comments (at least if, again, we suppose the Golden Rule applies).

SpotOn (Guest), March 12th, 2014, 7:56 am     Reply


@Pavel:
You do know that I'm a different person than the one you've been talking to, right? This is my third comment here and only my last one was directed at you.

I can tell by your response that the tone of my last comment was misinterpreted. This was probably my fault and I apologize for the confusion. The first paragraph was meant to be a parody of the "don't like it, don't read it" mentality you and others have been using to shut down arguments. Turnabout is fair play, and all that. The "who are you to criticize anyway" remark was meant to be a hypothetical question that kept to the theme of the first paragraph. I do apologize again for the confusion; rereading it now, I can see how can come off as a personal attack. To be honest, I only picked you out because you were the last comment on the list and because I noticed that you've been arguing with a lot of negative commenters.

It's interesting to hear that you're trying to follow the "Golden Rule" when you white-knight for Petty. In fact, I think this is the first time you've mentioned it. I certainly didn't know that, and I'm sure noone else you've talked to did either. I might be wrong, but I don't think anyone on this comment page has attacked Petty personally. There just seems to be a few comments expressing dissatisfaction with the comic itself.

Now, I see you've quoted a lot of what I said in my last comment, but I notice that you missed a very important part of it. Allow me to say it again; "Criticism's, trolling, and DIFFERING OPINIONS are all things that every creative person has to deal with when they submit their work to the public." Basically, Petty knew the risks when she posted this online. Since I still don't see her coming here and telling the trolls and naysayers to be nice to her, I can only assume that she understands the concept.

Why do you feel you have to defend this comic? People have legitimate reasons for feeling the way they do about it given the wait time between pages and this recent side-quest, filler update. But even the most obnoxious of trolls can't really affect the comic at all. It stands on its own, with all its faults and merits, like every good story should. Can you think of anything that everyone everywhere agrees is good? (And please don't say something like, food, or water, or not killing people. We both know I'm talking about creative endeavors).

So just relax. Negative comments are not a big deal, and if Petty ever plans on submitting something professionally (which I REALLY hope she does, she has an excellent writing ability and her art just keeps getting better^^) then she's going to have to learn how to deal with criticism and trolling sooner or later. She's all ready doing a good job with it now, why not let her keep handling it?

NinjaAlpaca, March 12th, 2014, 8:05 am     Reply

Umm
Guys do we really need to make a big whoop about this? After all it's just a comic for our entertainment made by a brilliant artist I don't see the point that you guys have to debate about it, when you made those paragraphs was it really necessary? You could have done something a bit more useful instead of complaining, I know this will turn out to look like a paragraph but can we all just I don't know, read it, comment about some good things and leave and wait for a new page, ain't that hard, no need for hate and such, got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all :P
I hope you guys can understand 😓

Anonymous (Guest), March 12th, 2014, 3:07 pm     Reply


@NinjaAlpaca: I completely agree. I come here because I enjoy this comic, and the arguments over tangential, pointless opinion differences and impatient anger only harm the experience. Incidentally, what's your prediction on how Locke fares vs. Chuck?

Mango Dolphin, March 12th, 2014, 4:15 pm     Reply

Yay Arguement
I'm... just going to attempt to stay out of it, though, since that'll just mean more headaches and waste of time for others. But seriously, though, maybe try to accept that Petty's doing what she can? Both of y'all are right, but negative comments aren't that much of a big deal.
OH SHOOT I JUST THREW MYSELF INTO A BATTLEFIELD

Otherwise, anyone noticed the 'You did good, kid' line? For whatever reason, it reminded me of the line 'you did good, pig' from somewhere.

NinjaAlpaca, March 12th, 2014, 5:03 pm     Reply


@Anonymous: Guess we will have to wait and see :)

Pavel (Guest), March 13th, 2014, 1:51 am     Reply


@ SpotOn =>
“You do know that I'm a different person than the one you've been talking to, right? This is my third comment here and only my last one was directed at you.” => Well, my bad, it is what happens to me when I am not thorough enough when answering to things like this. I guess I was just happy to put a name/a pseudo to someone I was answering to, and then I took all the comments and made them your own.

No pb for the “who are you”, which, after rereading, I answered awkwardly anyway.

“I don't think anyone on this comment page has attacked Petty personally” => Well, one would need to define “personally” first: when what you read is basically (again, maybe it’s a caricature, but I think it not far off, if it is) “I don’t like your story so it sucks”, I can understand why it could be felt as personal. And when I stated my version of the Golden Rule, I never referenced a criteria about being personal or not, my sole criteria is “can it hurt someone else?”.

“"Criticism's, trolling, and DIFFERING OPINIONS are all things that every creative person has to deal with when they submit their work to the public."” => Again, being dissatisfied with the comic is one thing that is perfectly acceptable; saying it when doing so has no legitimacy, and at the same time knowing it can hurt the person concerned, is not. And again, it is not because, statistically speaking, such things are bound to happen, that they are fair or justified, and so I don’t see why I shouldn’t point out the incoherence of such behavior regarding the Golden Rule.

“Why do you feel you have to defend this comic?” => I guess I do it out of boredom: you said it yourself, Petty never came here to say what she think of the discussion, so I don’t even know if she approves of this or not, yet I carry on. I like to point out what I consider incoherence/inconsistencies (but since I am explaining/proving my points, it’s not just “what I consider”). “People have legitimate reasons for feeling the way they do about it given the wait time between pages and this recent side-quest, filler update.” => All you are saying is that people’s expectations are not met, but the question is: was it legitimate of them to have those expectations? If not, then the fact that they complaining has no legitimacy. If they want their expectations to be fulfilled, then they can just take their pen and do the job themselves.

“Can you think of anything that everyone everywhere agrees is good?” => As far as artistic creation is concerned, hell no. But again, finding it bad is ok; expressing it when having no legitimacy for it is potentially not.

“she's going to have to learn how to deal with criticism and trolling sooner or later”=> Criticism like “you could have done this way if your aim is …” is ok, because it just says that, for a given aim, it could have been done better, so the criticism is relative to something. But criticism that are absolute like plain “I find this bad”, well, it’s not constructive, and I don’t see the point of doing it. And as for the trolling, again, if you recognize that trolling is wrong, well of course we will have to face some, but that does not mean it is fair or justified, and shouldn’t be condemned.

@Um =>
I knew I could spoil this comment section by doing what I am doing, so again, it is clear to me that I do this for myself first. I guess it will die down quickly, now, if it can reassure you.

@ Mango Dolphin =>
“negative comments aren't that much of a big deal” => Of course, but still, as I said, why tolerate something that is unjustified and can be reasonably thought of being hurtful?

grey (Guest), March 14th, 2014, 1:54 am     Reply

seriously?
Well if you can't be patient enough or care too much for the comic unlike most dedicated fans then stop reading it. Don't bash her for it she just explained why its not possible to update so quickly. Oh my arceus take a chill pill.

Anonymous (Guest), March 14th, 2014, 1:07 pm     Reply


@Pavel: has it occurred to you that you might be causing a greater problem than you're solving by taking such umbrage at someone's opinion? Part of the beauty of places like this, dA, etc. is that multiple opinions can be heard and learned from, after all! If someone has a problem, let it stay theirs. That's MY opinion.

Daren (Guest), March 14th, 2014, 11:09 pm     Reply


@Tijopi11: They're speaking backwards =D Thanks by the way to you and others who translated the braille for guys like me.

(Just now scrolled down to see how dated he is... Oh, it looks like people are having an argument. I'll just... Not. Sorry.)

LightKey (Guest), March 15th, 2014, 9:27 am     Reply


Preeeetension~
And who gives a stuff about the sick giraffe anymore?

Pavel (Guest), March 15th, 2014, 11:00 am     Reply


@Anonymous
"@Pavel: has it occurred to you that you might be causing a greater problem than you're solving by taking such umbrage at someone's opinion?" => If by "problem" you mean "pollute the commentary section", then yes, I might. If this isn’t what you mean with “problem”, then no, or at least I don’t think so right now. Would you care to enlighten me, in that case?

Moreover, for the record, again, I am not condemning the fact of having an opinion, I am condemning the fact of stating that opinion when both the following conditions are met: 1) the stating of the opinion might (“high probability”) be hurtful, and more importantly 2) the opinion is not legitimated (ex: “if you had used this technique, then you could have achieved this, or achieved this aim better, because [insert explanation here]” has the legitimacy of trueness, as an objective {cause -> effect} relationship; “I don’t like the story because I was expecting something else” is not, because, since Petty hasn’t signed a contract stating what she would draw, the person had no legitimate reason to think that what it likes would be the things drawn).

“Part of the beauty of places like this, dA, etc. is that multiple opinions can be heard and learned from, after all!” => Well I don’t know what you can learn from comments such as "this is filler in my opinion so it sucks” other than the fact that some people, if they think people in general should pay attention to what others feel, are just incoherent jerks. Personally, seeing such things saddens me.

“If someone has a problem, let it stay theirs.” => Well, if that someone would be kind enough to apply to itself this very recommendation, I sure wouldn’t have any problem.

I am simply crestfallen (Guest), March 16th, 2014, 2:00 am     Reply


PAVEL WILL YOU JUST BLOODY STOP TYPING BULLS*** AND ENJOY THE COMIC LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE GEE!!!!

Pavel (Guest), March 16th, 2014, 3:58 am     Reply


Well, first, it is not bullshit, and second, I'll be happy to once I have answered comments which are about me and what I said.

Jimbles (Guest), March 16th, 2014, 8:42 am     Reply


Why do you write (type) so much though? I mean it's not bothering me I'm just wondering.

Pavel (Guest), March 16th, 2014, 9:34 am     Reply


@Jimbles:
Because I want to be very thorough and complete in my explanation. I think that most of the misunderstanding we may have when discussing arise from us not understanding the same things when using a word or an expression, so I try to define the expression I use, and to acknowledge the different possible interpretations. So, sometimes, I actually answer to two or more interpretation, and since I am not in people's head, I also ask them which interpretation was the good one. Basically, my answers are long and sometimes complex, because I want what I say to be true (well, "truer" than what I am answering to, anyway), and that means taking into accound the diversity/complexity/subtlety of reality.

Anonymous (Guest), March 16th, 2014, 4:16 pm     Reply


@Pavel: you caught me with my own advice, true. In a way, it was I who had this problem; I spoke from the perspective of wishing to prevent negativity (not necessarily "polluting" the comments- that much IS consistent with my own post: all statements have some value), since it's a general axiom that "two wrongs don't make a right." I apologize if I came across in a way other than attempting to smooth things over, that was my only intention. Even if one dislikes an opinion or statement, one learns to not express things that way (another attempt at positive spin). Perhaps, like me, the person you chose to argue with made a poor word choice. One never knows. Again, I am not trying to sound didactic or supercilious, only attempting to diminish conflict. If I am not accomplishing that, I will refrain from further attempts, as is logical.
EDIT: I am not disagreeing with your stance on how the person expressed him/her-self, I simply think that ignoring such unfounded editorials (if you will) is more effective at reducing their credibility.

Pavel (Guest), March 17th, 2014, 1:25 am     Reply


@Anonymous:
“Again, I am not trying to sound didactic or supercilious, only attempting to diminish conflict.”
=> Oh, ok, I get it then.

“I simply think that ignoring such unfounded editorials (if you will) is more effective at reducing their credibility.”
=> Hm, I am not sure I agree with your last sentence, though. Not answering to illegitimate comments is valid when we know everyone is able to tell they are illegitimate: why spend time to explain the obvious? But how is such a knowledge achievable? I still prefer to state what is obvious to me because I don’t want to take the risk of someone thinking those comments are legitimate (and one with a twisted mind could use some of conspiracy’s theory elements: “if they are not reacting, then it must be true! See? They are not denying it!”). But then, after this explanation has been made once, no need to hammer it every time, sure, I guess.

In fact, if I have answered all of people’s questions, I guess I will stop there.

SuperScratchkat, March 22nd, 2014, 9:35 pm     Reply

YES!!
ITS BACK!!
AND ITS FREAKING AWESOME!! :D

Gildarts (Guest), March 25th, 2014, 12:12 am     Reply

Nice!
I'm so glad I decided to come back and see if this had gotten updated. Totally worth it.

Don't listen to them Petty. They might complain that all these panels were wasted on one encounter, but they would also complain if you had kept it to one or two panels since that would be obvious. You do what you think is best. You already proved that you know how to turn a nuzlocke run into an awesome story with Leafgreen. So keep on keeping on.

Oh and screw paragon, Renegade for life!

Icalasari (Guest), March 27th, 2014, 8:38 pm     Reply


@Guest: Uh, why should she explain that right off the bat. It's like opening star wars with, "Luke, you need to kill your father Darth Vader"

You can only claim plotholes AFTER the plot is done

GBFOY (Guest), March 28th, 2014, 1:37 pm     Reply

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD
SCREW MY TEAM ROCKET CHALLENGE: I'M GOING FOR A NUZLOCKE, BECAUSE YOU ARE SO AWESOME.

The great one (Guest), March 31st, 2014, 10:06 am     Reply

Some people....
I find the negative comments on here highly humorous. If you don't like it, why read it? Are you so devoid of a worthwhile life that you feel the need to slag someone else's hard work off?

All-in-all it is evident that those laying on the criticism do so because they have nothing else to do; after all such people cannot appreciate the situation of the balancing of doing a web-comic and working to pay off bills in addition to the general living if they aren't working, aren't capable of drawing or doing anything decent with their lives. Please get off the internet, stop claiming your welfare and do something worthwhile.

As for those whining about alleged plotholes, please see Icalasari's post, which explains the basic concept behind any form of fictional plot.

As for Petty - keep it up. I was surprised to see this update and thoroughly enjoy reading this comic.

Ninja.A (Guest), April 1st, 2014, 9:00 am     Reply


@The great one: you umm....do realize there was no point in making that speech, we've all heard it before and etc. so yeah...you're kinda complaining like they are by complaining about them complaining and you yourself are making a judgment so yeah...you are no different to anyone else...heck...this comment is worthless also since you will probably tell me off 😅

Solaire (Guest), April 1st, 2014, 9:01 am     Reply


@Icalasari: DAMN YOU RUINED THE MOVIE I WASNT UP TO THAT YET!!!!

stickwill, April 1st, 2014, 11:13 pm     Reply


If tentecruel eggs are underwater, how do the daycare people keep them alive, put them in the freezer? (just curious)

justtheguy (Guest), April 2nd, 2014, 12:23 am     Reply


crap i knew i should not have skiped those class's then i couldve under stood this language (joke)

SpotOn (Guest), April 2nd, 2014, 2:42 pm     Reply


@stickwill:
There's a pond in the original Gold/Silver/Crystal, so they probably just stick them out there. I can't remember if the HG/SS games still have the pond though.

Koal, April 5th, 2014, 12:27 am     Reply


Curses, such a well drawn comic and visually colored too, I look forward to see more. Patience is a virtue, and the longer it takes for something to be made, the better it becomes.

Swagner (Guest), April 7th, 2014, 11:30 pm     Reply


Have you considered blocking non-logged-in users from commenting? I imagine that the extra couple of minutes required to sign up would ward most trolls (predominantly guests) away. Or perhaps doing away with comments entirely(lots of comics have none after all) would be warranted? Because holy crap that's a lot of arguing and complaining.

Dndchk (Guest), April 9th, 2014, 10:36 am     Reply

OH MY ARCEUS!
This is what happens when you're grounded for an indefinite time period- you come back and find out one of your favorite comics has updated! Petty, thank you so much, and hopefully you'll be able to update again soon.

*is shot*

Yeah, I know, real life first. ;) So I guess I'll say good luck with the daily monotony!

Rae (Guest), April 12th, 2014, 11:15 am     Reply


I just read through both your Leaf Green and this Nuzlocke today, and I have to tell you... I love them! I'm definitely going to follow this! (Don't tell anyone I said this, but I actually like yours more than the original nuzlocke-)
I understand how life goes. Good luck with everything you have going on.

FuryFall (Guest), April 13th, 2014, 6:29 pm     Reply


Wow. This is epic. Translating it is hard though. Backward Morse!

Somebody (Guest), April 15th, 2014, 4:04 am     Reply


Well. It appears that something has happened in the comments. Never mind that; I recently realized that I have not yet told you how amazing this comic is!

MawileCeyvis (Guest), April 16th, 2014, 8:47 pm     Reply


To Spot On and Pavel:

SHUT THE F*CK UP. NOBODY CARES. LET THE REST OF US ENJOY THE FRIGGIN COMIC!

Also, to Petty, your art style is a lot like Kynim, the author of Myths of Unova. It's pretty cool.

MawileCeyvis (Guest), April 16th, 2014, 8:52 pm     Reply


@Cyan: We need more people like this guy. Seriously.

Pavel (Guest), April 17th, 2014, 12:32 am     Reply


@MawileCeyvis:
Well technically I did not disturb you during your reading of the comic, since it comes first on the page, and only then come the comments.

Oh, and also : I care, that's why I'm doing it. Remember my comments? I state here that I do it for myself, don't I?

römpötiröö (Guest), April 19th, 2014, 3:01 am     Reply

hey
@MawileCeyvis: Her art is much like Ky-nim, I think they're friends, I've seen them commenting on each others works sometimes

SpotOn (Guest), April 20th, 2014, 12:16 am     Reply


@MawileCeyvis: Timely. How about you let the rest of us enjoy the comment section?

You must be looking for drama if you're calling us out over a month after the fact. Go troll somewhere else.

Pavel, sorry you got caught up in this. We may not fully agree on everything, but we're not exactly on opposite sides either. I enjoyed having a civil conversation with someone I disagreed with :)

Pavel (Guest), April 20th, 2014, 2:53 am     Reply


@SpotOn:
No problem, but I am not sure it is worth being referred through the use of “caught up in this”.
I also enjoyed our conversation, it made me realize that some people may put more value on the aspect “to keep the place out of arguing’s frenzy” than I do. I can only judge coherence/consistency between one’s values and what it says, not the values themselves; and I feel that your speech was coherent.

See you,

Pavel

Ringabel (Guest), April 23rd, 2014, 7:39 pm     Reply


Ha, the comments section is longer than the actual comic 😅

daymos369 (Guest), April 26th, 2014, 7:10 am     Reply


By the time I'm done reading the comments I think the next update will be up.
Better start reading.

Blaziken64 (Guest), April 28th, 2014, 6:39 pm     Reply


Wait, why didn't you catch it?!

Blaziken64 (Guest), April 28th, 2014, 7:00 pm     Reply


@SUGauthor: Yeah, Myths of Unova IS a great one!

Charlotte057, April 30th, 2014, 1:06 pm     Reply


No offense, but I don't see how you could do the whole 1st nuzlocke in half a year but this has taken nearly 3 years and you've only posted 12 comics... D:

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to hate or anything, it just doesn't make sense to me... :C

SpotOn (Guest), May 1st, 2014, 11:23 pm     Reply


@Charlotte057: It's at least partly because of the increase in quality. The LeafGreen run wasn't done in color until the Elite Four (not counting stand-alone panels and those AMAZING animations) then went back to black and white until Mewtwo and the epilogue. Petty's life has gotten way busier, too, since then.

You see this all the time with Nuzlockes, though. They start off fast and then taper off into nearly nothing. Here's hoping Petty doesn't get sick of this comic and quit (which is another thing about Nuzlockes...)

Brian A (Guest), May 4th, 2014, 7:07 pm     Reply

*shudders*
A Celebi has come to me with its prediction for Chuck.

It predicts death.

And an untouchable monkey.

Professor Celery (Guest), May 13th, 2014, 3:28 pm     Reply


Really awesome page. I hope the battle with Chuck goes well...

Pixelmaniac (Guest), May 15th, 2014, 5:04 pm     Reply


Sorry to say, but my prediction is that Weston probably might not get through the challenge. Also, never give up. Never surrender. And Grind like heck. All of this is happening for a reason. Also, how the heck do you draw the pictures? Do you draw them online, or scan the comic the was hand-drawn?

togepci (Guest), May 26th, 2014, 7:12 am     Reply


@Tijopi11: I`m pretty sure braille is backwards

Pixelmaniac (Guest), May 26th, 2014, 10:47 am     Reply


@togepci: No it isn't, it is just hard to read.

super guy (Guest), May 29th, 2014, 9:20 am     Reply


@Petty: MAKE ANOTHER GOSHDARN UPDATE ALREADY! ):<

Intergalactic Walrus (Guest), May 30th, 2014, 9:04 am     Reply


Petty friggin' rocks. I just live my life and come back to this amazing comic once in a while to see if there are updates.
In the words of Miyamoto of Nintendo, "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever". The same applies to comics

Anonymous (Guest), June 5th, 2014, 8:44 am     Reply


@Intergalactic Walrus: I agree totally! I wonder now if all this demand for updates is partially due to the nature of this story, you know? Since this one is more plot-heavy than Leafgreen was, I bet people are in more suspense and such. Good job Petty, the demand means you're doing it right :)

Bucky_Weasel2, June 10th, 2014, 1:06 pm     Reply


This was great! I can't wait for the next now that I'm caught up!

Anonymous (Guest), June 10th, 2014, 2:45 pm     Reply


The home page says that the new update would be posted tomorrow... that was on June 6th it's June 10th now what the hell

Pavel (Guest), June 10th, 2014, 3:11 pm     Reply


@Anonymous:
The news you are referring to has been posted the 6th June 2012, apparently. I am not sure it is supposed to refer to the next update starting from today.

The Anonymous from before (Guest), June 10th, 2014, 10:26 pm     Reply


@Pavel: that's not me that talked about the news... Just to clear things up :)

The bit about demand, on the other hand, was me.

Anyways, good insight to see the year.

I am not a (Guest), June 11th, 2014, 7:39 am     Reply


It's been two years and no update.

Pavel (Guest), June 11th, 2014, 11:37 am     Reply


@I am not a:
Lol, no news you want to say. This comics, in the comment section of which we are discussing, has been posted this year.

@The Anonymous from before (Guest):
Ok, though I was (not so?) obviously talking about the one that was referring to the news :) And yes, there is demand :)

Guest, June 11th, 2014, 10:49 pm     Reply


@CPU0: Try reading your words backwards. Slightly more sense, but not by much.

The anonymous from before (Guest), June 12th, 2014, 11:03 am     Reply


@Pavel: I knew that; I just wanted to dissociate myself (I used that same guest name a few comments earlier before I edited) from that user :)

PlanarPudding, June 15th, 2014, 11:57 am     Reply

SIMPLE!
@willy5000: HE IS A...fanboy.

Battlemage_69, June 16th, 2014, 8:40 am     Reply


I find it funny every time I read the title because Master Chief was petty officer

Dare (Guest), June 17th, 2014, 3:07 pm     Reply

can we help?
@Petty: hey there, been a fan for a long time :3 I have noticed things have been rough for you lately, anything us fans can do to help? A lot of webcomic hosts are starting donations and patreon accounts to help keep their comics going, I myself help out when I can, but out of all of the Petty Nuzlocke means the most to me, your comics got me back into pokemon, got me through my first Nuzlocke, and were there for me when my team got wasted in black2. Now I'd like to help you :)

Chainsaw Man (Guest), June 22nd, 2014, 7:21 am     Reply

Dude!
Dude, you look 100% like a girl in your comic!

Pavel (Guest), June 23rd, 2014, 1:08 am     Reply


@Chainsaw Man:
Maybe because she is? Or at least that's Petty's identity on the internet.

Are you a troll?

A Boy and his Plan (Guest), July 10th, 2014, 4:03 pm     Reply


Yeah, with that face and expresions look like a woman!

Guest, July 15th, 2014, 7:58 am     Reply


Hey, Petty! Just wanted you to know that your comics made me feel like a kid again! You are the best, and so are your comics =D

Just remember you do this for yourself, for fun, and not for us. If you start taking crap people say here for serious and it stops being fun for you, I'm sure it won't be as fun for us either. Keep doing your thing, you are great at it ;)

And thanks for sharing your comics with us! \o/
GOOOOOO PETTY!!

Go blast carrier (Guest), July 19th, 2014, 4:17 am     Reply

Tank you
I have read the entire comic. I really REALLY Liked it.

You're great, Loke. Tough you looks like a girl!!

(Sorry for my bad english)

Dawn (Guest), July 20th, 2014, 1:32 pm     Reply

Oohh, That's why
@SUGauthor: So that's why Weston had the gold leaf on his head! Or was it because in hg and ss, if you talk to your pokemon, they'll sometimes find a gold leaf.

Naxal710 (Guest), July 21st, 2014, 11:33 am     Reply

Keep em comming!
Petty, I absolutely LOVED this page! The beautiful artwork makes the wait SO WORTH IT!!! And don't pay any attention to all the haters out there! Your run is INSPIRING, and we love it!

Keep on rockin' on!

DaFire (Guest), July 23rd, 2014, 1:02 pm     Reply


I miss LeafGreen...

willy5000, August 5th, 2014, 11:02 pm     Reply


lol I started an argument

Sushirolled, August 17th, 2014, 6:27 am     Reply


By Arceus, the colouring sets the mood extremely well. Props to you.

silverumbreon (Guest), August 23rd, 2014, 12:00 pm     Reply


Some people have nothing better to do than type long paragraphs for an argument.

ThxHoly (Guest), August 24th, 2014, 9:33 am     Reply


Hello Petty! Thank you for doing these comics! I love a good Nuzlocke! Looking forward to the next update!

gronko (Guest), August 26th, 2014, 8:31 pm     Reply

It's backwards
@Tijopi11: Pots! Ew emoc niecaep is just Stop! We come in peace backwards.

Koal, September 8th, 2014, 8:24 am     Reply


It's been a while since you've updated, is everything ok?

eevee321, September 15th, 2014, 6:26 pm     Reply

update
pretty y u no update :(

Skjolty, September 25th, 2014, 6:27 am     Reply


@Petty: I know how you feel Petty. 50+ hours a week leave veeeeery little time for hobbies and other personal pursuits. Especially when you have more than one thing you reeeally enjoy doing and still want to have a social life.

ThxHoly (Guest), October 7th, 2014, 2:12 pm     Reply


@Skjolty: I agree

transfan24 (Guest), October 13th, 2014, 6:57 pm     Reply

are you okay?
First off: THIS IS NOT TELLING YOU TO RUSH! I know that life can be busy, and that you do this with no profit from the good of your heart.
But, it has been seven months, without any word from you. I was just wondering, are you all right?

BlackSheep (Guest), October 14th, 2014, 1:39 pm     Reply


Hard to believe this was once a comic based on a challenging way of playing a Pokemon game. Not that that's such a bad thing, but to take the art to this level, emphasise the situation so much, just to introduce the word 'paragon'... All from an encounter in the game with a common jellyfish fifteen levels below your team that could easily be dealt with in one turn.

SpotOn (Guest), October 14th, 2014, 5:47 pm     Reply

Math Time!
This comic started June 10th of 2011. It's been 3 years, 4 months and LOCKE has only earned 4 badges. There are 16 badges in HeartGold. At the pace this comic is going it's gonna be (give or take) 10 more years before she collects all the badges. And that's not counting the Elite 4 or any other important battles or plot things...

Still love this comic, but I'm not sure how I'll feel a decade from now.

@BlackSheep: THANK YOU!! I'm glad someone else said it!

And, I'm sorry, but paragon of what? He doesn't specify. For all that Tentacruel knows he could be a paragon of lies or destruction.

Guest, October 15th, 2014, 5:50 pm     Reply


10 years? You're being way too harsh. This comic won't be done for another 20 years.

Edwardo (Guest), October 15th, 2014, 5:58 pm     Reply


So can we safely assume that this comic can be lumped with Half Life 3, Megaman Legends, Dr. Dre's next album, and Dark Blood?

Or should I say, "list of things that assholes with lots of talent for some reason won't ever be finishing?"

Sheepat (Guest), October 16th, 2014, 3:58 pm     Reply


@Edwardo: Bro, she gave her reasons for not doing the comic. Chances are, her computer finally died and she's been too busy to get a new one.

Give it time. Be patient. The world isn't going to end because Petty hasn't posted the comic.

Hektor (Guest), October 18th, 2014, 7:53 pm     Reply

Calm down y'all
Guys, Sheepat is right. Petty gave us warning about the computer and her schedule. We also don't know whether this trend with agitated wilds will become a plot point or not, so I'm not comfortable making judgments about the page just yet. I think it's just better if we lay off the anxiety on this front, okay?

Petty, you have my support and continued readership! You are the biggest influence that got me into Nuzlocking and I love both your comics!

Guest, October 29th, 2014, 8:39 am     Reply


Petty's.......
Alive

Guest, October 29th, 2014, 5:23 pm     Reply


@Guest: 20 years to complete the comic? Now that's pretty strict. It'd probably take 20 years just to get the Cianwood badge, it's probably gonna be set in motion right after a 15 page sub-plot where Locke can't figure out why Weston has the hiccups.

Schroeder (Guest), October 29th, 2014, 5:25 pm     Reply


@Guest: LOL, and let's not forget the other filler plot where Locke and gang have a chapter long epic and all they do is rematch youngster Joey.

Pavel (Guest), October 30th, 2014, 5:18 am     Reply


@Schroeder:
I would like to see where it is written that Petty would, for the scenario of her comic, adapt to the letter the "plot" of HGSS. Because if this "warning" of her does not exist, then the notion of "filler" does not, either. Again, one more time, Petty draws the story she wants, not the story you asked her to draw. If you do not like it (which is in your right alright), then no one stops you from not coming here anymore.

Guest, December 17th, 2014, 7:58 pm     Reply


@Pavel: oh wow, you really overanalyzed my comment didn't you? Lmao, you poor fool.

sure, she can do whatever she wants with her comic, she just risks losing readers because she might waste everyone's time with a plot that she never bothered to plan out all the way. I bet this entire tentacruel bullshit was thought up at the last minute just to make the comic longer.

Pavel (Guest), December 18th, 2014, 3:07 am     Reply


@Guest:
In my opinion, it's not so much unexpected subplot like this one with Tentacruel as the delay between each update that risks turning readers away. Aside from that, I see no evidence that she didn't plan her story all the way, nor that this subplot was meant to make the comic longer, so I am quite curious to know your basis for your bet.

Nighcrom (Guest), December 19th, 2014, 12:52 pm     Reply


Y'know, personally, I normally wouldn't mind these "pointless" updates with subplot events. Petty's artwork is absolutely beautiful here, everyone can see that. It also makes things more fun for the artist, and it's easier to give your characters more character development if you make time for side events and such. NORMALLY, I wouldn't mind this.

However, my problem is that Petty updates, what... once, twice a year now? It's kind of upsetting when you're sitting here waiting for the plot to move along, and finally, after months of waiting for an update, a whole lot of nothing happens, and you're left thinking, "Oh great, now I gotta wait another 3-9+ months to see if anything happens next time." She doesn't even keep her fans up to speed on what's going on, everyone's just left wondering if maybe sometime in the next few months, there'll be an update. I wouldn't be surprised if this comic was dead. She said she wouldn't abandon it, but people say a lot of things. And look how long it's been.

The wait for one update for this comic is absurd. I'd recommend you go read ShadeofShinon's Emerald Nuzlocke on Deviantart. She takes a few months to update as well, but she's actually committed to her project, and her art is so stunningly beautiful that it's actually understandable why she takes so long.

Pavel (Guest), December 20th, 2014, 4:00 am     Reply


@Nighcrom:
Well, I tend to agree with you with regards to the wait and the lack of information. What I do not agree with is the fact of calling this subplot "nothing" compared to the original plot of HGSS. Though it may be biased of me to say this now, I enjoyed this double update as much as the "HGSS original plot related" one. If you are looking for the "darkness" of a Nuzlocke challenge, which corresponds to the fact that here pokemon & people can die, well it seems to me that this Tentacruel has been killing travelers for a while now :/

Thank you for the reference, I shall check this out soon ;)

Nighcrom (Guest), December 22nd, 2014, 12:25 pm     Reply


@Pavel:
It's not really the "darkness" of the comic that I look for, but rather the excitement and suspense of the Nuzlocke challenge itself. It's all purely subjective, but the meat of a Nuzlocke for me would be the events that actually pertain to the challenge. Gaining teammates, seeing battles portrayed in comic form, wondering if someone's going to die and who it may be, and the gym battles... those are all what I look forward to in a Nuzlocke comic. Of course, having some subplot is good. Nuzlocke comics where their pokemon and side characters have no personality are dreadfully boring. But waiting half a year for a purely subplot strip is frustrating to me.

Pavel (Guest), December 22nd, 2014, 3:45 pm     Reply


@Nighcrom:
Oki doki, fair enough.

MawileCeyvis (Guest), January 2nd, 2015, 11:00 pm     Reply


Everyone is so nervous about when the next update is going to be. But seriously, in all my experience a longer wait means a better comic. My guess is that Petty has some super big comic planned for us and if we wait patiently we get it soon.



Either that a Pokemon dies, either one.

Drizzt123, January 4th, 2015, 12:44 am     Reply


When I see the Braille, the first thing that comes to mind is the Mysterious Benedict Society and morse code. I have no understanding of Braille, so thank you commenters who translated it!

8StarDBall (Guest), January 4th, 2015, 9:16 pm     Reply


This whole comic is SO AMAZING!!! I was so moved by it that I'm actually commenting on its glory! I've NEVER commented on ANYTHING on the Internet ever!!! I've seen them all (except a few that were either blurry, scrunched up, or corrupted in the LeafGreen one) and I can't wait for the next one! also I love the use of Braille! Taking the time to learn how to write it AND make that whole conversation with it??? Amazing! I have a copy of Ruby, so it was kinda second nature to read for me.

super guy (Guest), January 7th, 2015, 9:18 am     Reply


@Chikouu: You're right, Chikouu. It is called braille. And you can find the braille alphabet on the internet or in the pokemon emerald prima guide.

Cygnus, January 20th, 2015, 6:55 pm     Reply


It's almost been a year, and there are effectively twelve pages. I'm honestly a bit disappointed. Hopeful, but disappointed. Sads.

Rotten (Guest), January 25th, 2015, 8:31 am     Reply

A long time.
It has been two years...

CockSucker (Guest), January 25th, 2015, 7:53 pm     Reply

Dead
"Guys it's ok, I'd rather wait for a good comic strip than move on from it and accept that it's dead." Nigga u don't wait two fucking years just for 1 more measly part of a comic to come out, move on with your lives fags

Nighcrom (Guest), January 26th, 2015, 12:30 pm     Reply


This comic began about three and a half years ago, and it's been nearly an entire year since we've had a single update. I'd be okay with this if Petty didn't simply ignore us all, but that's not the case.

It's dead, people. I suggest you all just go look for other Nuzlockes. There are plenty of them out there with authors who are actually dedicated to their projects and keep in touch with their viewers.

Guest, February 3rd, 2015, 12:13 pm     Reply


It's not even worth waiting for an update. While other nuzlockes that took a while to update actually manage to get a good chunk of the story done within one page, When Petty actually does update she STILL probably won't even have made it to the next gym. Hell I've seen official comics and manga that get to the point faster than this crap. And you know what the sad part is? This comic is in Petty's quick style, not her detailed style.

Rae (Guest), February 11th, 2015, 9:20 am     Reply

Hey Guys
Apparently, Petty's just updated this on the official Nuzlocke Forums.

All I will say is...

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