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First Summer - A Rijon Adventures Nuzlocke [Pg.14]

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IMPORTANT. READ THIS. Nadia did not faint in-game during the Gym battle. If you want to know what happened, read the description of Pg. 12.
You can now stop reading if you prefer Not Reading over Learning about Tons of Interesting Stuff.

Dear uni,

can I have my life back now please? Maybe?

Yours sincerely,

This should serve as a sufficient explanation on why this page took so damn long.
I do apologize for the slight drop in art quality, though. How do I consistent light source? :icon0u0plz:

Well, at least it's a page where lots of things happen.
We're back at Mt. Boulder Range, the route in the north of Merson City where Nadia was caught. Somewhere along the way, there's an entrance to Mt. Boulder Caves, a cave system that spans half of the region's underground. Fortunately, every path from this entrance is blocked by Strength boulders, so we don't have to spend much time in there. :meow:
At the end of Mt. Boulder Range, there is a software company building, right in the middle of nowhere. My notes about this building say something along the lines of 'Holy crap what is this why is nobody of these people working?', so I guess my depiction is pretty accurate..? Anyway, this is the place where you get the Eevee in the game. Therefore, this is the page where the issue about Terry not being allowed to battle gets pretty much resolved.

After a lot of nagging and guilt-tripping from various team members and some shouting from a crazy little bird, Sara finally changes her mind. Have a side serving of cryptic plot hints. :dummy: The last cryptic plot hints for a while. Lo and behold, the next few pages will be happier! No angst and crying and drama! Because even I have had enough of it for now. ._.

Then there's Caitlyn. I love her. She's so wonderfully expressive and loves making people awkward. :meow: She will appear a few more times, but not often enough. Sigh.

Now for the long awaited essay on why I find it appropriate to ship Sara and Lachlan even though I'd be among the first to come at OC x Canon shippers with burning stakes and pitchforks if I actually cared about shipping.
To make a long story short, it's not farfetched at all. :| I payed attention to the things he does in the game.
:bulletblue: He sends his older sister after you to give to a present. An expensive present.
:bulletblue: There's some kind of postal system in Rijon that people use to send you letters. Half of the letters you get in the game are from him. All of them say how awesome you are.
:bulletblue: He's the only Gym leader who cares so much about you that he wants a rematch.
If you look at this from the viewpoint of the 10-year-old that you are according to the game, he apparently thinks you are a prodigy of a trainer and the little brother/sister he never had.
If you imagine yourself as someone close to his age, he's clearly into you. :iconhurrplz:
And this, my dear friends, is how I get my ideas.

With all the important stuff finally covered, it's time for the Trivia Section!
:bulletblack: Is it just me or does Terry get 30% fluffier from page to page?
:bulletblack: It was probably a bad idea to give the self-esteem issues to my only female Pokémon. Welp, sometimes they just write themselves. :worry: Would you have guessed from what you knew about her so far?
:bulletblack: Best TM case ever y/y? Research has shown that the Secret Power TM is actually given to you by someone in the PKMN Fan Club in Merson City, but I skipped that. The other Normal type TM, Return, can be acquired in the building at South Rijon Gate.
:bulletblack: Yup, Terry is actually ridiculously strong and it's getting to his head. IV Calculator says he has almost certainly 31 IVs in Attack, SpeDef and Speed, 28-29 in SpeAtc, and HP and Defense are okay-ish. HOLY MOTHER OF MEW.
:bulletblack: Why did I teach him Secret Power instead of Return? Because Return would be wasted on something that doesn't stay a Normal type.
:bulletblack: As you can see with Nathan, evolution doesn't make Pokémon more mature in this universe. :XD:
:bulletblack: What on earth made me give Caitlyn a motor scooter. I ended up tracing parts of it because I just couldn't get it right. Refs:… Not proud of this. :saddummy: Next character who needs a vehicle may or may not get a hoverboard.
:bulletblack: Dock Underpass. It will be fun. :plotting:

Next time: Travel montage! We'll be covering a lot of ground.
Again, the next page will take some time. Things I have to do before: Secret Santa picture. Some other massive picture that will be really cool. Coloring more NuzRooke (which is just as important to me as my own stuff <3).

Now, if you did read all of this you deserve a cookie and my eternal love. :cookie: :heart:

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rijonAdventures © Haruki Hanai, Coolboyman
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I really think how the TMs work in this is pretty interesting, I always wondered how they physically work with a pokemon or its pokeball as the game doesn't really visually show that too well just kind of *forehead touch* ...kay XD

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Thanks!! The forehead touch or literally eating the TM was just a little bit too silly for me. xD

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Frick, OC x Canon character is valid. You are so valid, Kris. 

Also another good page!! I love it so much aaaaaaaa good development page ;;w;;
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A while ago I wondered if I would at some point regret putting romance into a story that isn't focused on it, but I still really love them together and I swear interesting things are going to happen because of their relationship haha
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omg you got so lucky on those IVs, have you considered checking the others?
Also I love how much you're doing with the characterization of ALL the characters
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Ye I checked all team members, the others weren't anything special.
Aaah thanks so much, I'm happy to hear the characters are good. ^^
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yes !! I love this oc x canon ship !! 💕💕💕
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It's a very special case of OC x canon when the canon character is totally into the player character in a game but the player character has no canon personality :icondignitylaughplz:
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Well with Nathan it is not surprising that he is childish what would he be now, maybe 1 and half, two years old, speaking of witch that means that Pokemon learn to speak really quickly. Could you give me an idea of how old you made these guys for the story just interested.  I would take a guess and say that Terry is about 4, our Geodude friend being like 50 plus (he is a rock after all), and everyone else being between a year to three years old.
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Pretty good guesses! Terry is 6, Nathan, Nadia and Pilot are 3, Benny is 1, and Ira is about 30.
Starter Pokémon get quite a bit of a training before they are sent out, the childishness is just part of Nathan's personality. As a human, he would be 16.

Pokémon definitely mature quicker than humans, yes. But most also don't live as long as humans. I have this whole thing thought up about different species' lifespans, and how evolution affects lifespans and I don't know yet where to put it, so I'll just tell it to you ahaha. Basically, evolution makes a Pokémon live longer, and stone evolutions give the highest increase. For example, if Terry stays an Eevee, he could become 30 years old, if he evolved into Espeon, Umbroen or Sylveon right now, he would live until 60, and with all other evolutions he would live up to 150 years.
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So if Nathan stays as a Wartortle will he get to live to 10000 years old (blame the Pokedex for that one), if so it would be funny if Blastiose had a short life span. Give the life spans of our tortoises, I think Wartortle/Blastiose lifespan should be about 150, 175 maybe even 250, although that would be pushing it. Also with the other eeveelutions a 150 sound a bit rich, I would probably see 40 for most and maybe up to 60 70 for some of them. I could see Leafon living for a bit long given that it is part plant, maybe glaceon??? God knows how long Ninetales lives for that thing never dies.
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The Pokédex is a very bad source for numbers, I like the theory that it was written by literal 10-year-olds
I'm thinking like 100 years for Wartortle and 200 years for Blastoise yes.
Annnnd I think the other Eeveelutions are magical enough to live a long ass time. Those evolution stones/rocks don't seem all natural and organic ahaha
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XD Sara's face...
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The expression couldn't be clearer haha x)
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x) Brilliant job.
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GIVE ME THE COOKIE AND SCREW LOVE!!! Not because of you or anything, I'm just asexual. What was I saying again? Oh yeah. GIVE ME THE COOKIE!!!
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I am only offering platonic love here because anything else would be creepy with the age the majority of my readers probably are D:
ANYWAYS, YOU HAVE EARNED THE COOKIES :cookie: :cookie: :cookie:
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Oh, then I accept the platonic love. AND THE COOKIES! WOULD YOU LIKE ONE AS WELL?!
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Sweet! :iconepichighfiveplz: YES PLEASE
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OKAY!*throws a truckload of cookies at you*...wait, was that too many cookies?
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There is no such thing as "too many cookies", even if it results in death by cookies.
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Well, are you dead by cookies?
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Super dead. :cookie::cookie::dead::cookie:
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YES. Terry finally gets to do something cool :D I was waiting for this. (Oh my cheese, 31 IVs in 3 stats? Terry's a god.)
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