Chapter 9 Page 38

February 6th, 2015, 5:26 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
February 6th, 2015, 5:26 pm
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No pressure or anything.

See y'all soon.
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Curse (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 5:33 pm
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Ohhhh poor dragon thing. :( Got so much to live up to now.
ThePokeman92
February 6th, 2015, 5:36 pm
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You know what's funny? Atty is unknowingly bringing the best out of Dragonthing by acting the way he is xD
varsaigen (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 5:36 pm
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Well, it might work this time, but eventually, she'll have to lose. And he'll have to face reality that no one is perfect.

When that day comes, Dragonthing might try leaving due to her 'disgrace' in having finally lost.
Gary Oak (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 10:07 pm
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past @varsaigen: Please refer to pewter city ark where that happened she left to train on her own and came back much stronger
Ramia (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 5:38 pm
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I can't wait for her (Artemis?) not to give a F**k :D
cesium133 (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 5:59 pm
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Well, that's such a nice thing to say in front of Rat.
Josephk
February 6th, 2015, 6:06 pm
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I've finally read all the comics from the beginning! I can see why this got its reward Reminds me of the time I first played Pokemon. I barely train/use any other pokemon than my Fire-type.

It ended terribly for me.
VOice (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 6:45 pm
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Man these facial expressions have really come a long way. I am very impressed.
Guest
February 6th, 2015, 6:57 pm
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Achievement Unlocked!

First use of compassion.
GoogerGeiger (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 7:03 pm
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Well that's not really fair to Rat. He keeps putting Rat in situations where there's really no way Rat WOULDN'T be able to let Atticus down. Getting bitch-smacked by an Onix comes to mind.
willky7
February 6th, 2015, 7:10 pm
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Considering you never really gave the others the chance
Guest
February 6th, 2015, 7:12 pm
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are you kidding me? Rat is given NO love what so ever. Fish i can understand, Happy Feet is just an insult to Atty. but Atty doesn't like Rat? come on.... they need some more bonding time together. anyone up for some pokemon social links?
Guest
February 7th, 2015, 8:16 am
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@Guest: lol this isn't Persona
orbit (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 7:16 pm
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That was a nice thing to say, but that probably made DT feel so fucking bad right then.
Drakey (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 7:54 pm
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I like how everybody's being all "his other pokemon need love too!" when it seems just as likely that he's speaking more generally than that. When you think about it, his attitude towards other people suggests that he hasn't had too many positive interpersonal relationships in his life. For cripes' sake, his own mom booted him out of the house.

I don't think he's talking about DT being his best pokemon so much as he is about DT being his most reliable friend.
Count Guestington (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 8:27 pm
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Man I was hoping he'd say that he just wanted DT to get some XP.
Icnos
February 6th, 2015, 8:29 pm
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This art is phenomenal. Is it all you?
shadowrunner2323 (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 8:31 pm
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my money is still on DT.
(Guest) (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 9:20 pm
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Stand up and start hitting back, DT! Show Atty his faith in you was justified!

...Damn, that fifth panel almost made me want to cry.
Unclever title
February 6th, 2015, 9:30 pm
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Atticus used guilt trip!

It's super effective!
qazox
February 6th, 2015, 9:50 pm
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DT's gonna almost kill herself trying to win this battle now.
Beeps (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 9:56 pm
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Every one seems to be taking this as him talking dirrectly about his other pokemon, but I think you have to look at the bigger picture. Like his family for one. Remember Atty doesn't want to be a pokemon trainer, he wanted to stay in school and such but his family pushed him out. And then he got DT and shes so freaking loyal. It not be a purposeful dig at the other pokemon he collected, but more of a 'DT is the first person/pet in my life I've cared about that didn't treat me like poop'
Lance (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 10:04 pm
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See this This is how I got my dragons to evolve at a lower level and know more then 4 moves
Guest
February 8th, 2015, 7:36 pm
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@Lance: and what about you making your Dragonite attack trainers

and why where 2 of them only seen after you went to the lake of rage
rainfish
February 6th, 2015, 11:05 pm
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That was the sweetest thing Atty has ever said~ o-o
Draexzhan (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 11:07 pm
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Do you smell that? I think that's the smell of character development.
Dragons are always awesome. (Guest)
February 6th, 2015, 11:12 pm
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Loyal Friends Some of you seem to think that if Dragonthing losses, it will let Atticus down. Thats not what he is talking about. Dragonthing is his ally, his friend, his homie, his "road-dog"; no matter what shit they go through, DT has his back, and will continue to.

Why would you need another friend when you already/finally have the best one?

Isn't it disloyal to not have that friends back? To not trust that friend?
Ilmari (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 12:03 am
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Atticus: You don't have to be some "Master of Pokemon" to know...

H0ly: I think you mean "Pokemon Master"

Atticus: I like my way better.

. . .

Were you setting it up for that reference? I can't be sure. But I couldn't help it either way. :-)
Guest
February 7th, 2015, 12:07 am
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Wow. Somehow, despite hating the whole Pokemon-friendship-journey thing, he's managed to grow to buy into it anyways! In his own way.
The_Hankerchief
February 7th, 2015, 1:24 am
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Looks like he finally found the friendship he'd been trying so hard to avoid. A turning point!
Foxblaze
February 7th, 2015, 4:09 am
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Que Rat going into rage mode and bitch zapping Golduck
TheGreenOne
February 7th, 2015, 5:03 am
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Seriously?
He didn't even give Rat a chance, only used him as a punching bag and got him mutilated...
DJSeraph
February 7th, 2015, 5:50 am
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Awwwwww
Kaiserlord (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 6:44 am
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Easy way out Pikachu, just stick your finger in the water or something. Insta-win.
Gosky3
February 7th, 2015, 8:36 am
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Yeah, DT's never let you down because you've never even put the others into battle.

Mini-rant aside...AWWWWWW DA FEELS
brumagem
February 7th, 2015, 9:28 am
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Atty you keep showing us your a trash-person. Why do we still love you?
Icarus (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 11:22 am
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my emotional nuts just took a hit. So much dawwwww there.

and for those who say DT has to lose eventually, she's already lost twice in catastrophic manners (the CHAMPION'S giant ass feraligatr and the pewter gym Onix first time around). it's not that she never loses, but that she never surrenders and goes above and beyond the call of duty. It isn't her power that is bad ass, it is her personality.

I want rat to gain the same level of relationship with Atty, but he/she just isn't there yet. He hasn't fought for Atty's love the same way DT has from the very get go. I have the feeling that this arc may mark the beginning of that, or it will start in the next arc. I also get the feeling that Rat has shit IVs

and Artemis still thinks you are a fucktard. just saying.
Iarei (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 12:09 pm
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The one who is being let down Is dragonthing
by you, Atticus.
Stop being a jerk.
FireIceLightning (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 2:15 pm
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@Iarei: That's ridiculous. Dragonthing willingly fought a Ferligatr when she was just a Charmander, and withstood an attack from said Feraligatr. Atticus saved her back then by jumping in front of a Hydro Pump. It's impossible for him to let Dragonthing down
Iarei (Guest)
February 8th, 2015, 2:54 am
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@FireIceLightning:

Dragon thing is fighting precariously over a Bond villain-esque pool of tepid death.
Ashi (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 1:27 pm
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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! :3
pssh (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 2:34 pm
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@Icnos yeah, she draws it all herself
Palador (Guest)
February 7th, 2015, 7:56 pm
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Knowing what we know now, it's interesting to look back and see Atticus's actions in a new light.

He expected DT to let him down, and her not fighting seemed to be just that. He didn't know the real reason. And now, he's trying to figure out how to act towards someone that's actually there for him.

Everyone else uses him, or sees just what they want to see. Even George and Miles.
GreyWolf
February 7th, 2015, 11:36 pm
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So is this a Nuzlock Challenge. Or just someones interpretation of how pokemon should be
ZDW (Guest)
February 8th, 2015, 7:23 pm
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@GreyWolf: this is not a nuzlock

the fact you have to ask means you should read the hole thing
interspark
February 8th, 2015, 5:02 am
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Awwwww! That gave me all the feels! I was expecting some ingenious tactic, and then that feel bomb!
jonasfx
February 8th, 2015, 8:32 am
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wow... that last line. classic bad parenting xD
His Spogness (Guest)
February 8th, 2015, 6:28 pm
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The touchiness is strong with this comment section.
Harangue (Guest)
February 8th, 2015, 7:21 pm
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Only one that doesn't let him down?

How can he even say that? He never even gave Rat a chance, he just used it as a punching bag distraction. I mean, Fish, maybe, but Rat? Unless he's specifically referring to people in his life, that isn't fair at all to Rat.
ChaosSorceror_Davidicus
February 8th, 2015, 10:59 pm
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Atticus used Feels.
Dragonthing's Attack rose sharply!
Dragonthing's Accuracy rose sharply!
Dragonthing's Speed rose Sharply!
Moki (Guest)
February 9th, 2015, 1:41 pm
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As sweet as he's being without meaning to... DT doesn't stand a chance. Had this been in a game she'd be gone already by the first hit I'd be willing to bet. She'd have to train herself up to like near evolving again PLUS doing all defense boosting training. Atty is just going to make her lose and feel like crap for letting him down if he doesn't pull her now and just let Rat finish the job.
1372471 (Guest)
February 9th, 2015, 2:39 pm
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I love how there's this giant divide in the comments between people who think Atty's statement is sweet and those who think it just reaffirms his jerkishness.
MoogleSam
February 9th, 2015, 10:18 pm
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@1372471: That's because it is very much both.

It is sweet that he feels DT won't let him down, that he is revealing that he has a vulnerable side.

But at the same time it:
a) Ostracises Rat further, Rat has only ever been put in situations he couldn't win so he couldn't really prove himself. He WANTS to be loved like DT but he is never given a fair shot so this will just be another blow for his self-esteem.

b) Puts pressure on DT to never let him down like people in his life, most likely his father who wasn't visibly part of his life, which could make her self-destructive in behaviour to prove she will never let him down.
Guest
February 2nd, 2016, 12:44 am
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what a dick..