Chapter 13 Page 111

July 1st, 2019, 5:00 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
July 1st, 2019, 5:00 pm
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I've heard it said that you should never sleep on a fight. ... But Atty should probably grab any sleep for the taking.

Ah'll sithee later.
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Vapor (Guest)
June 17th, 2019, 6:23 pm
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It's weird yet cool seeing George without her hat. XD But definitely can't wait to see where this all goes. <3
Night Worker (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 9:21 am
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@Vapor: I didn't even know she could take off her hat!
Wyld (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 11:00 am
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@Night Worker: Right? It was like the hat's just part of her head. Who is this strange ew creature? Did George evolve? :O
HVoice
June 18th, 2019, 1:12 am
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Yes, please let him get some sleep.
I get secondhand sleep deprivation just from looking at the kid haha.
Vapor (Guest)
June 21st, 2019, 7:48 pm
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@HVoice: Hahaha, ikr??? XD Sympathy exhaustion.
Caprine (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 2:33 am
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@HVoice: I was thinking the same thing reading this, like "dang man he looks so tired it's making ME tired"
Cave
June 23rd, 2019, 3:05 pm
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ALL HAIL HATLESS GEORGE!
Seven (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 5:25 pm
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Why do I feel like Atty's gonna pull something drastic once George is asleep...
Nastradamus (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 10:48 pm
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@Seven: Like he's gonna go out for "cigarettes" and just bail on her.
Caprine (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 2:34 am
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@Nastradamus: Atty is suddenly George's dad walking out on his family
varsaigen (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 6:48 pm
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Scroll-over text is a Pokemon Snap reference. :o

Do we know what the Z marks on George's face are? I keep seeing them in 90's anime. That said, George looks great without them, possibly hinting at how beautiful she will become when she's an adult? (As far as I know, she is the only female character with such markings)
Version without Z's: https://postimg.cc/RNKhVtTj
(This is by no means a bash of H0lyhandgrenade's style)
Billy the Fish (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 8:11 pm
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@varsaigen: I assume it's permanent marker to look more like her hero Crimson, catcher of almost-all the mokepon.
varsaigen (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 10:00 pm
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@Billy the Fish: I looked back at the previous chapters, and the markings seem to appear at Chapter 11, starting small and becoming large in chapter 13, right after the Fanclub heist.

It is interesting watching art styles change over time, though at the moment, the markings are most evident at a point where George seems stressed and emotionally drained because of Atty. Perhaps there is a connection? Her own equivalent to the Gym Leaders' powers -- The Hero's Mark! :O
Proto (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 5:45 pm
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@varsaigen: Presumably they're there explicitly to make that 90s anime comparison. Particularly related to Pokemon, Ash Ketchum has them, and he's basically hope and friendship winning the day personified. I would guess they're just a stylistic choice, as it kind of denotes how her blind (arguably naive) optimism contrasts with Atty and much of the rest of the cast. Or she draws them on herself, in which case it goes even further to show how she idolizes the Reds and Ashes of the world and wants to emulate them.
AndreTheLugia
July 1st, 2019, 7:20 pm
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He's still feeling hopeless apparently..
Dragongirl101
July 1st, 2019, 9:03 pm
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For some reason I feel like atty is NOT going to sleep, but run off somewhere while George sleeps. “How’s this for strength of heart”
AngryRobot (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 9:30 pm
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Hoh, finally get to see Georgie looking like a girl.
WildDaft (Guest)
July 1st, 2019, 10:24 pm
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their is a reason the quote "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" is written above the gate of hell. sometimes not having/abandoning hope might as well land you in hell.

so while the "there's always hope" thing is cheesy it still has merit
Syntras
July 2nd, 2019, 12:11 am
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@WildDaft: Perhaps, but George is literally riding on luck and hope over forming a plan of attack. Atty may have serious issues, but he's very much a man of action. Even though he's not asked for any of this, and has been thrown into countless life or death situations, been tricked into joining Team Rocket, blackmailed, and basically dicked over at every turn, you can't argue that he always begins trying to actively solve his problems. Which seems to be a thing most people in this world severely lack. Atticus has basically been undergoing a constantly worsening mental breakdown since the Viridian Forest. And unlike George or Kahn, he didn't choose this. And, let's be honest here, usually he's the one constantly getting fucked. Sometimes, yeah, it's very much his fault. But it's a slippery slope that I can very easily see ending in tragedy.
Caprine (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 2:37 am
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@Syntras: Honestly Atty needs a real nap. Like get DT back and just sleep for about a week. Maybe because he gets shot but still he needs some R&R
Proto (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 6:07 pm
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@Syntras: I don't know, I think a large part of his problems stem from the fact that he's NOT a man of action. I mean this arc in particular starts because he joined up with Team Rocket but hasn't put any real effort into actually stealing any Pokemon. Or raising any Pokemon, for that matter. He's only barely grasped the concept of types and advantages/disadvantages and still doesn't even get the concept of attack names. You can only claim "I wasn't into Pokemon as a kid" for so long before it shifts from ignorance to willful ignorance.

Sure, not everything that's happened is his fault, but I'd say a lot more of what happens to him is a product of his own failure to act than a result of his own poor decisions.
WildDaft (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 7:07 pm
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@Syntras: idk. from what I see he seems more reactive than proactive. the world seeks to fuck him over and he just tries his best to get out of it. not try and make it right or keep to his morals or achieve anything beyond that. just trying to survive. that's it. no better than anyone else who would be put in that situation.
Guest
July 2nd, 2019, 2:19 am
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I agree with some of what George is saying, but her credibility is damaged mainly because it is coming from naivete and blind stubbornness rather than maturity. You can see it already in how her words are wavering at the end; she has the belief, but she has no FOUNDATION for WHY her beliefs are right, and so when faced with a problem that seems to counter her beliefs, she doesnt have anything solid to fall back on because she hasnt had the life experiences or lessons that would gove her that clearer understanding. Kid has a lot of growing up to do. But I do hope they both GET SOME SLEEP so Atti will at least not be a zombie and maybe even have a chance at thinking up a real plan.
I C (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 2:24 am
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That kind of mindset can actually end up kinda harmful if you aren't in a "friendship conquers all" type anime. I feel bad for saying it, but I almost want George to get a bit of a reality check u.u Nothing drastic, just somethin' to help her realize not everything is that black and white? Not everything is "be good = you win/can't be hurt"
Caprine (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 2:41 am
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@I C: Tbh I agree. Like I'm pretty sure we all get that Atticus is not exactly a great person, but it seems like their whole friendship is based on George telling him he sucks because he's a bad person. However she sees herself as a good person, hence no consequences ever apply to her It would be nice to see her get hit with just a TOUCH of reality
Unknown (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 1:21 pm
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@I C:

I also second this. Sure, a certain level of optimism is good in a scenario like this since it can help you keep a clear head and think things through. But her kind of viewpoint is just dangerous and condescending in my opinion. Hope and perseverance don't work 100% of the time and they certainly do not guarantee that things will work out. And saying that it does is a serious slap in the face to people who are stuck in hopeless situations without the resources to things that can make a solution possible.

You have to consider of the worst-case scenario and try to plan for that too. And even then, failure is still a possibility without a completely foul-proof plan where things fall in line just right. And luck and unaccounted for happenstance is always another possibility. George seriously needs a reality check, although hopefully not at the expense of others.

I feel like I'm getting preachy. Am I getting preachy? Can you tell this kind of attitude kinda disgusts me?
Florance
July 6th, 2019, 3:46 pm
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I’m right there with you!
Optimism is admirable only of it’s in the face or reality, not running from it.
Josh Spicer (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
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George, you do not have plot armor. You're not a hero of some story. You're just some kid who thinks they can ride off hope and good luck and being nice like it's some kind of definitive tool.

Atty's going to bail on you while you're sleeping and it's not because he's a bad person or because he doesn't believe in this thing with DT, it's because he's out of hope and can do nothing. Also because he isn't your friend. He's the person you've stalked across the region.
Guest
July 2nd, 2019, 6:12 pm
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@Josh Spicer: "You're just some kid who thinks they can ride off hope and good luck and being nice like it's some kind of definitive tool"

Well, it HAS worked so far...
Josh Spicer (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 11:33 pm
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@Guest: For her, yes. SHE thinks this idear works for everybody.
Danny (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 12:44 pm
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Hatless George is precious
but Atty does need to sleep for a week
KS_Claw
July 2nd, 2019, 3:08 pm
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I hate to tell you this George, but this entire attitude of yours? That only works for *main characters.*
Guest
July 2nd, 2019, 7:32 pm
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@KS_Claw: I'm pretty sure she is a main character.
Demonstrife (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019, 8:59 pm
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I'm starting to wonder if our lovely artist even remembers how to draw Atty without the monster bags. When this boy sleeps, what sort of wild transformation will he undergo!
marcellx (Guest)
July 3rd, 2019, 3:43 am
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It's ditching time!
Videogamer80 (Guest)
July 3rd, 2019, 5:49 am
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I'm impressed with Atty for still not blowing up, but then again, he's probably just too tired for that XD
Manser (Guest)
July 3rd, 2019, 8:25 pm
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Hatless and Jacketless George. That's one rare George
SoIitude
July 4th, 2019, 10:49 am
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Yeah George has no idea what she's doing. You can hope all you want everything will be okay but if you don't get your ass off the couch well then your free to sit your ass on the side of the road. George IS hopeless, and she'll stay that way if she doesn't come to terms with reality. All or nothing.
Rubyfire41
July 5th, 2019, 3:20 am
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I'm really glad to see that, even after her outburst, George's still trying to reach out to Atty.
Cyndyan (Guest)
July 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm
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Hatless George looks so much more feminine
Huntered45
July 5th, 2019, 10:22 pm
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It's impossible. As long as they have Dragonthing, he can't fight against them. Also, if he crosses Team Rocket, he'll be hunted down by them for his entire life.
katt (Guest)
July 6th, 2019, 2:18 am
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i would kill to protect hatless george without hesitation

also i really like this fight with these characters, like i can really feel how neither would budge on this and they'd both get frustrated at the conflicting viewpoints
JessT (Guest)
July 7th, 2019, 2:22 pm
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He's totes gonna steal her pokemon isn't he. :P
Josh Spicer (Guest)
July 7th, 2019, 11:57 pm
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@JessT: Oh shit there's a thought.

I like the thought you've thought.
JessT (Guest)
July 8th, 2019, 2:17 pm
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@Josh Spicer: TBH I wanna see him do it lol