Comics

Robbed

I guess the lesson here is don't usurp someone else's livelihood, especially if that livelihood is what makes them stand out.

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Dumb Comix 3: God Doesn't Give with Both Hands

Seems like I only do one of these a year. Is it time for a character Tumblr yet? These would really fit, the characters telling you about themselves and being reflective with humor and whatnot.

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How Do I Tutorial?

During my mission to collect all kinds of tutorials to try out for no other reason than to expand my skillset, I've come across many that were less than helpful. This short bit is essentially a "comic imitates life" work. I remember seeing one that didn't tell you how anything was done at all. It was basically sketch, flat color, draw over your lines, and finished, and this was for a very detailed comic style human, so the jump is drastic. With people being way, way harder to draw than animals (arguably, I've seen plenty of art where the animals look tacked on and derpy (and some with Pokemon, even, and they have cheats!) but the humans are really solid), I'd think you wouldn't want to skip the steps between 3 and "4". Anyway, yeah, saying "add details" tells nobody anything. With what? The power of positive thinking? That all being said, there's still plenty of good tutorials, I just thought this was a funny observation.

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The Poison Sting

This is my favorite of this grouping of comics, because it's the most like Poke Tales/Legends. The comic is mostly about Beedrill, Nidorina and Needles are just in it, and the whole "a story for every Pokemon" was the point of the series, afterall. Nidorina couldn't be in more character, here. I also like the shot of the Green Town street. It's minimal, but it shows that this advanced world belongs to these Pokemon.

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Laser Tag 2

What works for the gander might not necessarily work for the goose. Nidorina's also very attractive, even if it took her a long time to see that in herself, but Nidorino's usually unfazed by Nidorina's advances. Plus, he just pulled this stunt moments ago, Nidorina. What made you think this would work?

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Laser Tag 1

Nidorino, you evil, beautiful man, you. It's been said over and over that Nidorino is really attractive (the most attractive of the Nidorino characters skewing effeminate rather than burly), which aids in Nidorina's obsessive attraction to him. However, leading her on like this, knowing she'll bite and then walking her right into a laser-light slaughter? That's cold. Cold like a laser.

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Clean Town

This is perfectly in line with a Poke Tales short. I'm also quite proud of Nidorina's matronly anime look. She looks huggably adorable, if not a little too wide canonically.

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Tooth Fairy

This one is weird because Nidorina's out of character in a different way. If this were based on early Poke Tales, when Nidorina was snappier and defensive, then this comic could work. However, Totodile appeared in Legends, and Nidorina mellowed out by this time, realizing the world wasn't out to get her. Her treatment of Psy seems more like early Tales Nidorina, so while it's not beyond the scope of her behavior, it feels like a regression here. Anyway, the point is that what Nidorina's willing to do for her son's childhood and prolonging that innocence is something she would totally do in any era.

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Leggy

Inspired by me observing a chicken wing. That's all it takes.

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In Order to Meet You...

It's not that Nidorina doesn't have better things to do than await Nidorino's return (or in this case, meet him there), but Nidorino is her favorite person in the world to be with. The heart wants what it wants, man. This is a little OOC in that she'd never leave her children unattended, and if she left them with Nidoran and Nidoran, this would still have been planned earlier and not last minute.

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