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


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Greyskyart on 13th Mar 2021, 5:42 PM

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I'm a bit late for the update but I'm glad things are starting to work out. The best of luck to you.