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Chapter 8 Page 21

18 Aug 2014 10:46 pm

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Those Abras. Such flirts.
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H0lyhandgrenade, 08 Aug 2014 12:54 am

Oops, don't worry about my hand after lettering TOO much xD I was mostly joking.

As for my grammar... I don't know how much of England it covers, but at least the northern part where I'm from, 'I was stood' and 'I was sat' and such things are simply ways of saying 'I was standing' and 'I was sitting'. Very commonly used. Just a dialect thing.

See y'all soon.

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User's Comments:

Reply P-Dizzy (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:51 pm

I'm right there with ya George :(

Reply sonics1030, 18 Aug 2014 10:53 pm

Abra! So am I!

Ps: She needs a Quick Ball!

Reply Tehpikachu, 18 Aug 2014 10:56 pm

I didn't think the "I've been stood here" was that hard to get but idk

Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:58 pm

Oh, that dialect thing makes sense. I just didn't know.

Also, want an Abra, George? You're going to be there all day if your luck is anything like mine.

Reply Graham (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:58 pm

It's like George wants to capture all of the popular pokemon and always fails.

Reply thegreatawsum1, 18 Aug 2014 10:59 pm

I like her nose.

Reply Pavell (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 11:02 pm

Dear lord, George's angry face is meltingly adorable

Reply Ultimate the Hedgehog, 18 Aug 2014 11:05 pm

It would've been cool if she got an Abra.

Reply Doutonbori Robo, 18 Aug 2014 11:09 pm

@H0lyhandgrenade: Don't worry, I've got your back when it comes to being a grammar Nazi. Correcting people is my specialty, as long as it benefits them.
I just hope nobody throws a tantrum about being corrected. Social prejudice sucks, guys!

@sonics1030: Too bad Kanto doesn't seem to be blessed with such things just yet. Unless any foreign shipment comes in for the Rockets.

@Graham: It's like she actually wants a good Pokémon this time, though.

@thegreatawsum1: I like her Abra.

It seems like George's hood is back up again, though. It's a shame, I liked it down. Her hair was absolutely fab(ulous).

Reply troblsomtwins829, 18 Aug 2014 11:10 pm

I caught an abra once Wanna know how?

A BUTTON SPAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 11:16 pm

@Doutonbori Robo: And I, unlike many people, actually not only am alright with, but like being corrected. I am always happy to know if I am mistaken.

To be fair, though, she looks kind of awesome with her hood up when drawn like this.

Reply BattleStarX, 18 Aug 2014 11:18 pm

Oh yeah, I remember trying to catch those annoying things before abilities. RNG hates us all.

Reply Doutonbori Robo, 18 Aug 2014 11:21 pm

@troblsomtwins829: I like to delude myself into thinking that pressing certain combinations of buttons helps the catch rate increase. I know it doesn't work, but I like the reassurance.

@AFeralFurry: Thank you for being a pal. Much obliged.

Reply Taseli, 18 Aug 2014 11:21 pm

People were asking about "I was stood" and "I was sat" again? I remember H0ly covering this ages ago.

Reply The_mad_one, 18 Aug 2014 11:54 pm

Just let Atty catch it.

He's a natural.

Reply The Missingno. Master, 19 Aug 2014 12:39 am

Atty should still have a couple of Ultra Balls, right? He should try catching an Abra.

Reply pokeman92, 19 Aug 2014 01:05 am

The Real Reason George Wants Atty Around So he can use his dumb luck to catch things like Abra with one shot xD

Reply LazyReader (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 02:47 am

If I were an Abra. I'd telekinetically tie her shoe laces together.

Reply ZDW (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 03:02 am

if only you had a Pikachu with thunder wave to paralyze or a Jigglypuff with sing to put it to sleep

Reply Doutonbori Robo, 19 Aug 2014 04:35 am

@ZDW: The first one would likely be more effective. It's better than a Jigglypuff, which either wouldn't be able to keep up with an Abra, or would only hit with Sing roughly half the time with Sing's accuracy rate at a measly 55. A Pikachu's speed would at least allow it to possibly land a Thunder Wave before Abra's Teleport could happen. But at that point I'd just suggest another option altogether.

Reply Fred_The_Narwhal (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:38 am

Speed is Key Just catch a caterpie in what is now the ashes of Viridian Forest and raise it to be a really quick butterfree. You can just use sleep powder on them before they teleport

Reply Blank (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 07:52 am

What you do to catch an Abra is:

A. Keep throwing pokeballs at it.
B. Be smart and use some status moves, such as: sing, stun spore, sleep powder, thundershock, etc.

Reply Calumrb22, 19 Aug 2014 07:58 am

@H0lyhandgrenade I am northern so I can confirm such sayings are in fact common. Lived in London for 3 years and I can't say I heard a preference to either 'was stood' or 'was standing'

Reply Balladeer (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 09:47 am

Now I'm going to have to change my headcanon and have Atty speaking in a northern accent. As a Londoner, this amuses me.

Reply SaviourInDistress, 19 Aug 2014 12:04 pm

holy we use those in scotland too

Reply Spinnex (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 01:26 pm

I wonder if Atty found a thunder wave TM...

Reply gimletcat, 19 Aug 2014 02:01 pm

THIS IS WHY WE USE THE GRASS POKEMON FIRST CHILDREN. e__________e

Reply Guest, 19 Aug 2014 03:34 pm

why do pokebals ALWAYS fall on the ground with the red part on top? It's just a Ball....

Reply Wyld (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:32 pm

pokeball orientation @Guest: Pokeballs were ergonomically designed to fall white side down, because the red is indicative of where the pokemon's "up" would be oriented...

you wouldn't want to drop your pokeballs for the night and wake up the next morning to find your pokemon all blacked out cuz they were hanging upsidedown all night long, do you? that would be pokemon cruelty! (as if making them kill each other is not cruel enough)

Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:55 pm

@Wyld: And that is why I am a loyal member of Team Plasma. :P

Though yeah, I do imagine that Poke Balls are just designed to fall that way.

Reply Rengeki (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 07:06 pm

@ZDW: or an Oddish with sleeppowder....wait, do somebody smell that?

Reply moki (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 09:28 pm

Yeah I had no issues with the dialect. Pretty similar to how a lot of slang is here in the midwest/south.

Reply Doutonbori Robo, 20 Aug 2014 01:20 am

The whole conflict with the word "stood" just seems ludicrous. There's no reason to consider it slang, and it's not an issue with dialects. The issue is that people don't adequately understand words and their usage. To be fair, dictionaries don't do well to describe the usage of that specific word, but as I said before, when used in the context that it was, it's technically a substitution for the word "stationed", as if the person were not standing there of their own will.

I may just be taking it for granted, but it's very difficult for me to believe that there could be an issue revolving around that in the first place.

Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 01:42 am

@Doutonbori Robo: This is just me, so it really doesn't apply to everyone, but I had not heard stood in that context before. I would be willing to assume that those of us considering it incorrect before were simply used to the more common use of stood as in "I stood over there".

But, as I have said, I now stand corrected. I simply had not known, and will not make the same error.

Reply Tilde, 20 Aug 2014 02:37 am

It's nice seeing these dialects quietly slip in. Gives a subtle bit of character.

Reply ZDW (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 02:45 am

disclaimer @Doutonbori Robo: and @Rengeki: I am not a pro at Pokémon to some peoples disbelief. I don't know all the moves of all the Pokémon and where you catch them they are just the ones I could remember with moves that could help from before this point in the game

Reply NaginiFay, 20 Aug 2014 02:45 am

Holy, you are so awesome I had to start playing.

Reply SeriousJupiter (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 05:38 am

Heh For a second there I thought that Abra was Mew in the third panel. That would have been ridiculous, though - I doubt George even knows about Mew.

Reply qazox, 20 Aug 2014 06:08 am

@Rengeki: sounds like a plan there....

Reply evildarkkitten (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 06:10 am

Just watch, Atty is gonna accidently catch an abra now

Reply Doutonbori Robo, 20 Aug 2014 06:19 am

@ZDW: I understand that people don't quite remember everything from the Pokémon games. I just have an extremely good memory with games that I've spent even a little time with.

At this point, the best Pokémon to use to catch an Abra would in fact be a Butterfree with Sleep Powder. It's the only Pokémon up to that point with an effective sleep move and the speed to back it up. Jigglypuff's much too slow for the task. A Paras would take too much time to learn Spore (Level 27, provided you skip it's evolution for three levels), and it'd have to have an extremely solid Speed stat as well, just to keep up with a really slow Abra. At that point your only other option besides a Butterfree would be a freshly evolved Gloom, or maybe one leveled a bit past the point it evolved (Level 21).

If you're going from George's route that takes you through Diglett's Tunnel, you could stop off to the right of it's exit and catch a Drowzee, but you'd still have to level even that a decent amount to keep it on par with an Abra. You'd probably even want to evolve it at Level 26 if your Drowzee seems like a slow one.

But let's just be honest, all of that for an Abra is just too much work.

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