Chapter 10 Page 51

September 9th, 2015, 4:30 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
September 9th, 2015, 4:02 pm
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Ooh, the first battle on an actual stadium thingie...

See y'all soon.
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Ninja (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 4:33 pm
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aw geeze...

Kirst is now just acting like a jerk.

Also who's the guy with Charmander hanging over his neck? Is he a gym leader? Don't remember seeing him in the party hall.
Zelkova
September 9th, 2015, 4:44 pm
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Ninja (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 4:51 pm
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@Zelkova: Thank you. Totally missed him when reading through.
Krlnkir (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 4:44 pm
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@Ninja: Charmander? I think it's a Dratini.
DeathReborn(LOD)
September 9th, 2015, 4:51 pm
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@Krlnkir: Nah looking at the giant panel showing it shows his tail flame.
Emma (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 5:59 pm
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@Ninja: Now?
Ooorah (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 6:41 pm
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@Ninja: Definitely a Gentleman. Just check out his suit!
TheGreenOne
September 9th, 2015, 8:38 pm
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Looks like an AirHockey table
Hope it shoots air from little holes in the ground :D
RainbowCat (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 10:31 pm
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I'm glad Kirst, the dragon trainer, is such a smug prick. It makes the knowledge that, in 4 generations, a Jigglypuff with a Gleam in its eye can stomp all over his traded seahorse and orange derpasaur.

(And yes, I do feel bad throwing Dragonite under the bus to talk shit.)
Drakey (Guest)
September 9th, 2015, 10:55 pm
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See, by this point, I would have gone to a member of staff to report that I was being harassed by one of the other passengers. I gots rights, dangit, and maybe I could get another gym leader arrested, 'cause this stuff Kirst is pulling here?

Not okay. Atty's going along with it because he is intimidated. Kirst is persistently and maliciously frightening a minor in order to punish him for an imagined slight. Honestly, I've never seen a gym leader that I want to stomp to goo with my A-team more.
oak gary oak (Guest)
September 10th, 2015, 5:50 am
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time to pull an ash ketchum and have a mid battle evolution
Guest
September 10th, 2015, 7:43 am
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I must again question why the "poor defenseless weakling child" is allowed to even -be- a gym leader? According to Kirst, he and his pokemon are so weak they need to be protected from -challengers-...

He must not hand out many badges if he never battles.
hazza (Guest)
September 10th, 2015, 9:04 am
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Super swag dag Atty's pants in the first panel are HUUUUGGEEE. what's he hiding in there? an extra 100 cigarette packs??
Green Apple (Guest)
September 10th, 2015, 2:10 pm
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AHHH AHH!! This is so official!! Reminds me of childhood, lol. Forget lame-o hopscotch squares. MY driveway had a very crooked Pokemon stadium!

Alrighty, back to work...
Guest
September 10th, 2015, 4:39 pm
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What poor grammar Atticus has! The correct form of his question would be "Do there really have to be this many people watching?"
Plurals get "do", along with "I" and "you", "he, she, or it" gets "does" and that's the way it always was.
DeathReborn(LOD)
September 10th, 2015, 5:48 pm
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@Guest: I am no grammar magician but that sounds abnormal in my opinion so I do show some doubts.
Grammar Bolshevik (Guest)
September 10th, 2015, 7:44 pm
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@Guest: Atticus' grammar is flawless. Consider it phrased as a statement. "There does have to be this many people" is right, "There do have to be this many people", is wrong. Because of the sentence structure, the plural in this case is not linked to the verb "to do".
eishiya
September 11th, 2015, 8:16 am
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@Grammar Bolshevik: I think this might be a dialectal difference. Speakers where I grew up would say "there do have to be this many people" and "there does have to be..." is wrong, but where I live now, no one says "there do have to be...". Both can be seen as correct depending on what you consider the "do" to refer to, there are a few possible referents in that sentence, both as a statement and as a question.
More likely though, "there does" speakers use it as a fixed phrase rather than as an explicit grammatical construction. A lot of dummy pronouns end up being used in fixed phrases because they have no semantic value and so tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to the brain doing grammar. That's part of why you also hear "there's a lot of people"; "there's" is a fixed phrase rather than an explicit contraction of "there is" (the other part is the expected contraction "there're" is harder to say than the expanded version).
Riverfox237 (Guest)
September 10th, 2015, 7:13 pm
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It's too bad Atty hasn't figured out a simple way of articulating, "My mom made me become a trainer, I'm just trying to get through it as fast as I can, and this guy I know suggested I fight the grass gym leader because I've got the type advantage, it didn't matter that he's a kid. Also, the world seems to be against me getting any breaks whatsoever." So much would be cleared up then. (Also trainer-gym--leader-guy is really starting to bug me, like I know what you THINK you see going on but man will ya quit latching onto your misinterpretations of events and get the dragon scale off your shoulder, goodness gracious.)

At the same time Atti maybe some of this wouldn't be happening if you didn't join an organization that steals pokemon as a general charter and thus earned a justified butt-whooping by association. I suppose it all evens out, fairness-wise.
qazox
September 10th, 2015, 11:10 pm
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Is atty gonna face both? And if so and if he wins, he gets 2 badges right?
Guest
September 11th, 2015, 2:24 am
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@Drakey

Unfortunately, we've already seen what happens when Atty tries to report to staff members. They just end up challenging him to battle as in the case of his room being broken into in the first place.

Honestly, I'm hoping that Kahn somehow ended up in the audience and doesn't like the loudmouth gym leader talking smack to his friend. He jumps onto the battlefield to defend Atty and it becomes a two-on-two battle with two badges on the line, Gen 1 rules be damned.
The_mad_one
September 11th, 2015, 7:31 am
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Wait, his pokemon are in their balls.

...

He's going to accidentally send out magikarp.
SeriousJupiter (Guest)
September 11th, 2015, 11:24 am
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Okay, now I'm convinced that that asshole Kirst is in love with the kid because he goes this far to obsessively "protect" him.
Damocles (Guest)
September 11th, 2015, 2:42 pm
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@eishiya I agree about the dialect thing. There has been times where the "British English" Holy uses has cause confusion before. Personally, I have never heard or seen it said any other way then "does there have to be...", the other options sound completely bizarre. I live in the Canadian Maritimes, which uses a lot of similar phrases/language to British English.
Broktus (Guest)
September 12th, 2015, 2:43 pm
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The grammar looks fine to me. And I mean both H0ly's grammar and the grammar of most the commenters. The only one that didn't sound right throughout the whole comic was "I'll try make quick", as far as I remember.
Does this mean Arizona is special, or doe my English just suck?
Raichi
September 13th, 2015, 6:06 am
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Am I the only one who thinks Kirst is absolutely adorable xD "I´m so tough, I can protect everyone"
Grinning Wolf (Guest)
September 13th, 2015, 9:39 pm
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If that snazzy gentleman in the suit with a charmander snuggled around his neck is the fire gym leader, then I am very suddenly deciding that I love fire types. And my favorite types are grass and ice. So, yeah, that shows how much I love sharply dressed gentlemen with a soft side for cute critters.
Please make him be a decent gentleman, H0ly!
chaos-of-vinnie
July 23rd, 2016, 5:43 am
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Ahaha I love ... Kirst's? Sass, it is unwavering.