(content warnings will be at the botttom of the description from now on!)
EDIT: Fixed an oversight where I drew the field again after it went down,,,
First things first: i'm really proud of this page and i hope it lives up to expectations! I'll say more on it in a bit, after....
PERSONAL UPDATES: Okay so it has...been awhile. I got into a bit of a slump, mental illness kicked my butt for a bit, i got into some new games, you know the drill. Hopefully the next one won't take as long, but i honestly couldn't tell you right now. As to my promise of opening commisions and the delay announcement- a situation came up among me and my family that demanded my attention and energy. Since opening commissions involves both learning how to handle paypal/invoices/a lot of stuff i have no experience with AND dedicating myself to art with a measure of urgency, I just really wasn't up to it with this situation going on. I won't put the details up here because it is very personal - if you feel like you need to know, either send me a note here, a DM on Discord, or a private message on tumblr and i'll give you the run-down. Because it's been stressful for me, don't expect a long conversation or an immediately reply. That being said, you're probably wondering how, if I'm so stressed, I managed to get this page out. To be honest, I was on coloring when everything started, so it was pretty mindless and I used it as stress relief.
I know my commissions are going to be for charity - and I still plan to open them within the next month or so! - and it being centered around a serious current issue, with people who likely have it worse than me, that the decision to delay may come of as selfish and/or unfair. I sincerely apologize, and acknowledge that I am in a place of privilege to even be able to take a delay like this. I just...can't make commissions work right now. I hope you understand. If you still want to contribute to the cause, please consider donating to Black Lives Matter
, one of the other charities on my poll
, or honestly just any charity in general - they could all use the help right now. I don't have much to spare as a student without an income at the moment, though i've donated what I can afford to, but for those with money to spare: please consider donating. There's a lot going on right now, and the protests in the U.S. are still going strong- they need all the help they can get to afford supplies, medical care, and bail. Also consider helping out local grassroots movements in your area, to help make change on a smaller scale that can gain momentum and spread to other places - since we know the white house right now isn't going to take any steps in the right direction.
Thank you for being patient with me. Good luck to everyone, and stay safe out there.
NOW for the page! While this fight didn't necessarily go turn-for-turn how it happened in game (and I'll elaborate after the gym is completed in page 26), i'll say that it was very true to my experience of how the fight felt. Again, I'll elaborate after 26, but suffice it to say Bugsy is awful to fight (did you know his quick attack-spamming scyther has the ability technician?? i did not) and this nuzlocke really cemented the fear I already kind of had for him. Still have the kakuna and metapod to go before this fight is closed, obviously, but i'm sure you can see why nikolai and bugsy needed this whole page to themselves. Not gonna do full author notes this page since the description is already super long, but i hope that this page was as cool to you as it was to me - i honestly really loved making it ^^
OH and I'm not gonna warn for blood/general injury/burn scars anymore (unless someone comments and says that they need me to, of course) because they're going to be kind of a fixture from here on. Also not going to warn for death (again, unless someone asks me to - and also I will definitely warn for deaths i feel like may need it; i'm just saying i won't put "death" in the content warnings on its own) because I don't want to spoil any team deaths for people who read the warnings before the page. anyway:
CONTENT WARNINGS: coughing up blood, burns on skin (new, not scars)