Chapter 3 Page 38
21 Dec 2010 10:09 pm
H0lyhandgrenade, 21 Dec 2010 10:09 pm
This wasn't a page... It was a blasted endurance test. Eleven frikkin panels, I won't be doing that again for a while. But I was so determined to get this page up tonight. Even though it's. ... Kinda morning now. But I still feel as though I won!
Reply XKat11120X, 21 Dec 2010 10:11 pm
"Must be from the surprise"
I thought he was gonna beat Dragonthing or something for a second....I love this comic! <3
No tail flame... Oo Wow, he taught Dragonthing to play dead! Impressive! :D
When wild pokemon faint, i'm pretty frikkin sure they're dead. How are you NOT able to catch them when they faint?
I ALWAYS say that ".. NOO I KILLED IT!"
Reply ReikiConvulsion, 21 Dec 2010 10:17 pm
Oh man, I just started laughing hysterically. I so did not expect that twist! You are one cunning author, ohhohoho
Reply Subterfuge, 21 Dec 2010 10:23 pm
Atty. There's this new thing. It's called staying dry.
I've heard rumors that Pokemon die in the Japanese versions of the films, but they're just rumors.
Reply Hana (Guest), 21 Dec 2010 10:30 pm
ohohohoho! Clever clever clever! :D good luck with the next page which will consist of BIG no-background panels. maybe you can fit a whole 3 panels! ;D
@artchic8: Obviously you haven't seen the Pokemon manga then. I've only seen a few pages, but I hear that Pokemon die all the time in that XD.
I officially love Kahn. Just thought I'd put that out there.
Reply arashi-chan12, 21 Dec 2010 10:33 pm
aww, you're awesome atty, trying to cover up for DT. But since it's a charmander, i think that'd be kinda hard... can't wait to read what happens next~~ ♥
Awwww! Atty isn't completely heartless! I love mangas or shows that have one person who is totally made of ice, yet they meet this one single being who slowly changes that. Bonding is a beautiful thing! You're totally gonna kill that moment in the next chapter, aren't you?
Reply Crusty_Kris, 21 Dec 2010 10:59 pm
well, dragonthing certainly plays the part right
Reply TaraTennyo, 21 Dec 2010 11:07 pm
lol Atty's gonna need a new sweatshirt after this. all the water is stretching it out like it's no on'es business, by the time it dries it might shrink back to shape though -hmm- but yey! two free baths! also ditto on the "must be of surprise" snigger. I snorted when i read it XD <- doesn't usually snort :/ lol
Reply XxBloodxAlicexX, 21 Dec 2010 11:19 pm
AWW! he lost the fight on purpose just to keep DT from actually getting hurt TT-TT so cute~
Reply Natashakiable18, 21 Dec 2010 11:23 pm
*sings* Close your eyes, give me your hand darling. Watch you when you are sleeping...whoa wait...wrong box <.<
Reply tsubasa-myuu, 21 Dec 2010 11:27 pm
You just got...
You, my dear comic artist, just got awsome points for enduring such a challenging trial of 11 panels.
Reply Se (Guest), 21 Dec 2010 11:35 pm
Wow. Atty. I love you now. You are showing remarkable depth of character and charm. I love you now! MARRY ME! *puts on a DT costume*
Oh that Kahn's a sharp one.
Daww, I love what you did though. And these 11 panels are 11 panels of SWEET, SWEET GLORY.
Reply Generalnuke (Guest), 21 Dec 2010 11:50 pm
Dam It would have been so much cooler if dragon thing killed it in an unorthodox way.
Hm. It's a little awkward here. I don't mean to be a Poketard, but Charmanders do die once their tail flame goes out (and once the tail flame goes, they die)....so that would sort of be a dead giveaway, whether DT was dead or not. >.>
Reply AlexYoshida, 22 Dec 2010 12:09 am
Reply Rachael (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 12:26 am
"And his heart grew 3 sizes that day..."
Atty has a heart after all! And just in time for christmas too <3 Super adorable.
I like the new panel boarders a lot. <3
Reply Profanity00, 22 Dec 2010 01:11 am
Last panel = troll
Ha, Atty's jumper is soaked >.<
Reply Aveira (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 02:07 am
DT!!! Oh, Atty. Your sweater... looks like it could fit two or three of you now. xD I love Kahn's face. Absolutely deadpan! The masked guy seems kinda skeptical lol. I don't think he believes Atty? Anyway, can't wait for the next update! This is awesome :D
Reply Rei (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 02:14 am
Flame on the tail It's still burning isn't it? So will they fall for the dead trick? XD
Reply Story teller, Astralle, 22 Dec 2010 02:25 am
*phew* he didn't throw DT!!!!
Reply EvangelineAtheniaKatherine, 22 Dec 2010 02:28 am
Reply Metalicar67, 22 Dec 2010 03:28 am
Heh, I do that. Yelled at my Buizel "You f***n weasle, why'd you kill the damn horse?! i wanted to catch that!"
Reply WolfsNeverDie, 22 Dec 2010 04:31 am
If i didn't know what really happened, i would agree with "Must be from the surprise" XD
Reply daniblovespie, 22 Dec 2010 04:49 am
i noticed, keep hand drawing it. looks better this way
Reply interspark, 22 Dec 2010 04:57 am
love khans face in the last panel XD
XDDD MUST BE!! I didn't know Khan was so cynical and bitter... Now I do.
Reply EAT-HAN (SOLO?) (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 06:26 am
good name pun, eh?
Reply Lavender Okamari, 22 Dec 2010 06:36 am
LOL, from the surprise xDD
I thought they died too. It's only common sense.
Who WOULDN'T say that in the last panel?
Reply mugoi_usagi, 22 Dec 2010 07:54 am
Reply Supersheep64, 22 Dec 2010 08:41 am
I think my heart just melted.
Reply peanutbutterpancakes, 22 Dec 2010 08:50 am
Reply Fiona-Maria, 22 Dec 2010 10:04 am
B'aw, I love Atty. ;W;
I find it really sweet that Atty actually cares about dragonthing :) and it's lovely to discover it this way, because it seems more true to me!
LOL, This page is totally hilarious. Keep up the excellent work, the 11 panels worked out great :D
Reply Kurbis (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 10:45 am
pretty sure dragonthing's tail flame is still there, atty's speech bubble is just kinda covering it.
Hm? What about the tail? And obviously they can die, Lavender Town or whatever sorta proves that...
awww not only is the main char a doushbag, he's also a softy :/
Reply 8-bitSilverSnake, 22 Dec 2010 11:42 am
Huh, so I guess Atty's not completely horrible.
Reply VibeCatcher, 22 Dec 2010 11:45 am
I think Atticus'll pull it off. DT's flame doesn't need to be extinguished (that would show death); it just needs to be really small, small enough to show inability to continue.
Reply SerenityMikadzuki, 22 Dec 2010 12:17 pm
I noticed the hand drawn squares...but i assumed it was to make the scene more epic or smething lol
Reply AlexisRenee, 22 Dec 2010 12:35 pm
Atty: *whispers* play dead!
Reply Darkhalo4321, 22 Dec 2010 12:39 pm
:D It was very touching that he saved dragonthing :) and unexpected. I was going to be irritated if it was the other kid.
Reply RengeHotaru, 22 Dec 2010 12:47 pm
Pfff ATTICUUUS, ILUUU. Yeah no. He's a really unique character- and I give you props.
Fainted? It would be reasonable to assume that a trainer is able to withdraw his Pokémon before it dies, so that he doesn't have to go out and catch and train another one, but against wild Pokémon, fainting doesn't make any sense. You can catch a sleeping Pokémon, so why can't you catch one that's fainted? Obviously, it must be dead, and thus useless; it's the only logical conclusion.
Reply Demonic-Wanderer, 22 Dec 2010 03:21 pm
What to say first?
Well, for one, I'm agreeing with Kahn on this one. (his expression made me laugh) Atticus protecting DT? WHOA!
Reply Alexis_Royce, 22 Dec 2010 03:37 pm
Heh. He still doesn't get the way things work, but his heart's getting closer to the right place. That's worth a lot.
Reply Chan Is No Longer a Guest, 22 Dec 2010 04:02 pm
Every time I win against a Pokemon I ALWAYS say "IT'S DEAD. I KILLED IT." I have never said "Awww it fainted."
Reply Hero of Comedy, 22 Dec 2010 04:10 pm
I feel I misjudged that guy.
Reply AnifeR2 (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 04:13 pm
Seriously, How much wiseass can you put in a character's personality?
Reply firstname.lastname@example.org (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 05:23 pm
dude he i bet he purposely made it to
Reply renchikolul, 22 Dec 2010 05:50 pm
Im starting to think mystery guy is Ash gone scares but thats just me I could be wrong.
"Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day..."
Reply xXTheMadHatterXx, 22 Dec 2010 07:20 pm
Fun Fact! Actually, in the original manga (the start of the whole pokemon empire) pokemon did get killed. The whole process was quite bloody, but was edited to be more "age-appropriate" according to american standards when it first aired as an american cartoon.
Reply CherriStrawberri, 22 Dec 2010 08:50 pm
Pokemon go through so much fainting that it's amazing that it seems like they never die...
Reply DimitriXSnake, 22 Dec 2010 09:42 pm
haha, you're not the only one. I'm always like "damn, I killed it" when I try to catch wild pokémon and knock them out instead.
Kahn has a bitchy streak! Time to faint for realzies.
Reply CloudyVisage, 22 Dec 2010 09:47 pm
Banzai! I love how the mask guy corrects Atticus by telling him that it only fainted. "umm, it ain't dead, it just fainted..." and Atticus rolls with it.
Reply doodeedoo (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 10:32 pm
I like Kahn's expression in the last panel.
Thought Atty was gonna cry.
Reply Nym.Katharina, 22 Dec 2010 11:06 pm
I had alot of comments to scroll through in this thing. ^^ I like the twist. Keeps ya on your toes.
Reply sega-tendo-com2.0, 22 Dec 2010 11:18 pm
Funny thing you should know about Charmander!
he's only dead if his tail is extingushed! But I'm sure tobi knows that!
Reply wr4ith0 (Guest), 22 Dec 2010 11:41 pm
they totally die. why else would poke'balls not work on fainted pokemon. Nurse joy is just a necromancer.
Reply Chesire (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 12:56 am
Tail flame But if the flame goes out dragon thing would really die...have charmanders evolved (as a species, not into charmeleon) so they can survive that?
Reply Hyli_Tuben_Mechanic, 23 Dec 2010 01:00 am
... You spelled 'suprise' instead of 'surprise' XD I didn't know if you cared about typos but.. yeah.
FFFFFF EVEN KAHN IS SNARKY TO ATTICUS OTL
Reply Cedric Bale, 23 Dec 2010 02:27 am
Everyone's saying he's so nice for throwing the fight for DT, but I'm seeing it a bit differently. My interpretation is that he was intentionally waiting for DT to feint so he wouldn't have to forfeit, and just didn't think it would take this long. Yeah, he was showing some compassion when he interrupted and made DT pretend to feint, presumably because he didn't want to see DT keep getting hurt, but the fact remains he could've just forfeit and had this same outcome, minus a few injuries on DT's behalf. It's a good thing, I think. Atticus is having actual character development, not completely warming up to DT all of a sudden, but at least starting to. Perhaps out of a begrudging respect for DT's apparent fortitude and/or willingness to keep fighting a hopeless battle?
I always thought they died, too. If it's fainted, it'd be damn easy to catch. If it's dead, you wouldn't want to.
Reply Iarei (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 12:16 pm
YOU CAN'T RUN FROM A TRAINER BATTLE! So are we to assume that the ball that he was given to transport -individually- was actually empty? Otherwise mask guy should point out that he still has Pokemon capable of battle ^^. I just want to know what's in the ball damn it. XP
Reply Misty123 (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 02:36 pm
its kay.i STILL say that when ive killed,i mean fainted,a pokemon in the wild
Reply Jason (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 03:57 pm
CONTENT OVER QUALITY!
Couldn't help but notice your alt-text.
Reply Red (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 04:04 pm
Naw, I never thought they died. Or rather, I *knew* they didn't. I was rather confused at first that you couldn't catch a fainted wild pokemon (although they can in the anime), but of course that would make the game much to easy.
such a sneaky boy
Reply theoneandonly (Guest), 23 Dec 2010 10:11 pm
honesty everybody seemed sure that Atticus was such a bad person- i was shocked. maybe i deal with enough of this kind of thing in real life, but i guessed something like this would happen. i'm really proud of the author for doing it this way too: awsome job!!
"Must be from the surprise."
Reply Silver (Guest), 24 Dec 2010 01:02 am
First off, awesome comic! Though watching the poor lizardthing get tortured was very depressing in that funny sort of way. Though things are looking up for him o.o
As I recall pokemon got a lot of flack from activist parents from their kids saying stuff like "dammit my pokemon died"
I have no idea what the long paragraphs of texts that i see in a couple comments are about. And I have no idea why I even bothered to point it out but the last four panels had me in stitches. I voice the words out loud but lack the masculinity to do a male voice. Damn you XX chromosome. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
Reply Grif (Guest), 24 Dec 2010 12:20 pm
1) DT's tailflame is clearly visible at the edge of the speech bubble. He's not dead, and both Masked Guy and Kahn know it. This is why Masked Guy corrected Atticus.
panal border idk, i like how you've been doing this from the start, but do what you will
Reply email@example.com (Guest), 24 Dec 2010 10:30 pm
oh my god! he did spell surprise wrong lol XD
Reply Sunny (Guest), 25 Dec 2010 12:26 pm
Not Quite Not quite; you can see the black blob that's the flame. xD
Reply WiddleWade, 25 Dec 2010 03:05 pm
/agree with Cedric Bale above.
Reply LegoAlchemist, 25 Dec 2010 04:20 pm
I was so sure he was telling dragonthing to close his eyes so he wouldn't see him going apeshit on the other dude...
Hey there do you have any tips for a noob comic maker who can't draw.
I actually have noticed. I just chose not to say anything...
seriously, you CAN see the tail, an obviously black blob (red) with even the light(yellow) part in it...
surprise CAN ALSO be spelled as suprise...
Mmmmmmh the smell of a wet smoker |D
Reply Kaitousblackwings (Guest), 27 Dec 2010 12:40 am
How cute! :heart: I knew it was Atticus who would save DT, but I love how he's even pretending he lost in order to save him. <3 <3 <3
Reply stillcantremembermylogin (Guest), 27 Dec 2010 02:07 pm
Whoo! Oh so that's why he asked Dragonthing to close his eyes... Yeah I know what you mean about that, I always say I killed it when it fainted. I guess it is kind of soft, but I'd probably battle less if I killed Pokemon in the process. Anyway, I can imagine that it was brutal to dish this out, but I loved the angle of the first panel and I'd have to say it looks very nice.
Reply MightyMoose, 27 Dec 2010 06:16 pm
What a great comic! I love comics set in the Pokemon world (seeing as I happen to run one myself, although not at smackjeeves-- whoops, I'm advertising!).
Reply Galaxa (Guest), 27 Dec 2010 07:24 pm
i love feraligatr favorite pokemon by far
Reply Chocolate Ice (Guest), 27 Dec 2010 07:25 pm
I wonder who this mysterious Ball-Faced Stranger is? And what's s/he doing picking on trainers who've just started their journey?
Reply Quasi (Guest), 29 Dec 2010 08:39 pm
Latios Latios Died
Aww... awesome page.
Reply Emily-N3rd, 14 Jan 2011 01:43 pm
lol he's not very good at trying to fool people, is he? lol
The best page so far.
LOL XDDD I love Atticus's persistence XD
I loved Pokemon when I was a child and now I found this.. you're awesome :D great story, great characters and great drawing ^___^
Reply regendo (Guest), 31 Oct 2011 01:51 pm
Am I the weird one if I see Tobi, Tykki Mikk and Yagami Raito in your releases? (Especially in the last three panels of this page they really look like Tobi from Naruto and Tykki Mikk from D.Gray-man. I'm not saying you stole those, especially since I think this is a lot more interesting than Naruto (which is still good), but it's just really similar.)
Reply Hanabusa01, 12 Jan 2012 04:58 pm
@artchic8: actually in that one movie with the latios and latias... doesn't latios die?