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11th Dec 2020, 8:00 AM

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Hiatus/Moving Update!

posted by troblsomtwins829 on 5th Mar 2021, 7:34 PM

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I may or may not be attempting to speedrun a game involving a certain Tasmanian tiger...

Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing well. I know it's been a while since I gave you an update. As of this last week, I am officially and fully moved in at my new place; and Pup's gotten into trouble and had at least two baths since. My office is set up to the point it's functional, although I'm not totally happy with how I've set it up, so that may change in the future. Sad to say, though, I haven't gotten much work done on my side projects like I wanted to. Done plenty of doodles and expanded the lore on it, sure, even started looking into worldbuilding websites to make it easier to keep everything in one cohesive unit, but writing progress has, unfortunately, been fairly negligible. 

The only conclusion I've come to is that it's very likely going to end up a series of stories and each one is centered on a completely different character- not unlike the discworld series. This world is very big, and I feel it would be incredibly difficult to give it a true chance to shine if I slapped it all together in one telling. And yes. I did make a map. Shush.

Mitigation's second chapter has been putting me through the ringer for some time now. I thought I had a vision for it, but each time I approached the idea, it ran away from me. After almost a month and a half of racking my brain for a flow, and even asking friends for help, all to no avail; I took a drive. I drove down roads I'd never been on, took random turns to see where they'd go and somehow found myself halfway to Clinton by the time I realized where I was. It's always a good idea to explore your area in case you ever get lost and don't have GPS to guide you back, but it's also a good idea to get away from your work when your stuck and go out for a walk or for a drive to clear your head. To separate yourself from the problem and think about it differently.

It really helps. I finally had a spark and I held onto it for a bit to toss the idea around, mold it to fit what I needed, and then I came home, read what I had, inputted the idea and realized how badly I'd written 2's revamp! I still have it as a reference, but it's basically scrapped at this point. I've started over, gotten to the point I was stuck at and managed to finally get passed it. I've been working on the thumbnails all week and will be finished with it by the end of today, if not, by the end of the week. I'll transcribe it to the script as soon as I've finished and get started on the pages right away, along with a few other miscellaneous images to help get back into the groove of drawing again.

As soon as I get the first few pages ready, I'll make an official post with the Starting Date for Chapter Two. I'm really excited for this chapter, now more than ever. It's going to be so gorgeous!

I'd like to take this time to thank everyone who's stuck with me through the good and the bad, the frequent updates and the long silences. I'd also like to thank those of you who've joined us recently! Welcome to the brigade! You've joined a truly wonderful community and I'm so glad to see it thriving as it has! We've actually surpassed our first goal of $10 a month and I am super excited! I wasn't expecting this to happen so quickly. I'll be looking more into building a dedicated website for my stories, though it is likely Pokemon will live on Comic Fury until it's succumbed to the passage of time. I haven't found anything that's sticking with me just yet, and I'll be asking for some help on that front; in the meantime the funds donated so far will be used to assist further comic creation (buying drawing materials, paper and especially page protectors-I'm not risking Pup getting the munchies for fiber!)

One last thing before I go, well, two actually: I've recently learned that Nintendo is making a remake of Gen 4 (which is meant to be a prequel?) and/or a fully open world Pokemon game. Everyone seems to have very mixed reactions both on the content and art style, which I can understand. Personally, I think the chibi style is oddly faithful to Sinnoh's original release, and I think it'd be refreshing to experience it again it a way that feels familiar. Either game would be a wonderful addition and despite my beef, I'm cautiously optimistic; both installments could be an amazing source of lore expansion for the Pokemon Universe, and as I'm trying to actually compile all of my sources, this would be a wonderful addition. I'm very much out of the loop, and have been for a while. And I am ashamed for that. I feel like I've missed out on a lot.

I hope to see you all soon, keep an eye out for that update! I'm looking forward to getting back to work.

See you soon



Announcement And Update!!

posted by troblsomtwins829 on 11th Jan 2021, 6:27 PM

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Greetings and Belqted Happy New Year, Everyone!!

First of all, I've got some good news: I have a new place lined up and will be moving in about a week. It's a little smaller than where I'm at now, but I am extremely excited to be taking this next step in my life.
I've been doing a lot of work while I was away, and as soon as I have internet up again, I am very much looking forward to sharing the latest product updates with you all! I've got a lot in store for this year and we've only just begun!

Couple things to look out for:

  - I'm reworking my original story from the ground up. That short that I wrote to introduce this world is being rewritten to better fit the lure, history, language and style that I'll be using for a majority of the project.

- I'm working on an interactive world map for Mitigation that will take you through story and other important locations throughout the world with a dash of sass because I just can't help myself.

  - by about March or April, I'm planning to start up a streaming schedule. Not the promised patreon reward ones but, but streams of me farting around with on games that I enjoy with my friends. In the event patreon streams are unlocked, I will slot dedicated days to that content. And it will stay open, even if funding drops.

I cannot describe how wonderful and patient you all have been for me. Hopefully by February, I'll have internet again and we can get back on the grind! I know it's been a longer while I was planning, and unfortunately, current events have made it difficult to keep up with demand. This is where we get to the section I'm not happy about writing.

In light of recent events within the United States, in which I reside, I find it crucial to inform you that I do not. Have not. And will not condone or support any sort of bigotry and close-mindedness in terms of race, religion, gender/sex, health, or political/food preference. Of all the ways this year could have started, it just had to be one of the most violent and prejudiced acts of disarray. I am deeply saddened that this paragraph even has to be written. Unfortunately, it must. Another artist I follow and love made a similar announcement on her profiles as well, and I feel it Bears repeating here.

"Every human had values, but if we don't express them, people are free to imagine you are fine with things you hate." -ToastyGlow

I've said it before, I'll say it again. You can be a one-eyed purple squid from Mars happily practicing pastafaria, i don't care! Just so long as you are a decent person and try to treat others with the same patience and respect you expect from them.

Please be safe and practice restraint. I know things are extremely heated right now. For those of you who live in the US, be careful and be kind. We need each other more than ever to get out of this in one piece and to see the brighter future on the horizon.

I love you all, and take care. I hope to see you soon,