Spitting fire is not that hard probably, idk, I haven’t tried it, but it’s tough if you don’t know where to start.
We're at the actual creek at Tan Boat Creek! Yeah!! Putting gravel there was a bad idea, but apparently I survived.
It's so nice to be drawing all the big bois though ;A; Nathan actually got easier to draw? Terry's design is completely unhinged in the fluff department and I love it! And Ira can have a little raptor walk, as a treat.....
Man, every time Sara's StrawberryPhone shows up, I'm glad that they stuck with phones that fit into women's pockets in this world. I'm a benevolent god.
So here we can see all the Pokémon that live with Sara's family! Charizard and Poliwrath, who have shown up before, are Red's Pokémon from his League journey, and so is the Breloom.
The Linoone and the two Smeargle are pets. Stella is an artist and thought it would be nice to try and work with Pokémon, but the Smeargle are only really interested in painting walls. All the houses in the village get new paint jobs at an above average rate!
tfw you live in Gen 3 and Razor Leaf is the pinnacle of your moves... Now you know why Nadia doesn't get to evolve yet. The team is at level 36 now, Razor Leaf comes at level 42. But she's a good bean who can hold out a little longer. ;v;
And finally we arrived at another city! The sign at Castro Valley describes it as "The spot for the finest wines and finest boats of Rijon!", which gave me a Côte d‘Azur vibe. So I went on Google Streetview to look for a town to model it after, since putting something like that together from bits and pieces is above my skill cap. Sorry to the inhabitants to Sainte-Maxime, you have a Pokémon AU now!
In a true odyssey fashion, we get a look at the 5th Gym, which we will get back to after getting back to the 4th Gym!
Also pictured is the cruise ship S.S. Marina that exists in the game but that you can't visit. Probably some content that would have come in a later version.
I can't believe that there is only one city in Rijon left to design now! It's.... it's real progress ;A;
Hehe, Pilot got sushi because Sara knows how much he loves raw fish. He's delighted to learn that there are other ways to eat fish besides ripping it from the bones while it's still warm.
Next time: 10,000 bees
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rijonAdventures © Haruki Hanai, Coolboyman
Leave it to you to make me both lose it and get real with my feelings within the span of a dozen panels. The pure and utter RAPTUROUS joy of Red's Charizard teaching little Terry how to burn things properly is something that is going to be wedged in my mind for a very long time. It is perfect.
And so much of the post-family moment is just so... expertly done; I feel most everyone mourns the loss of "normality" of family life at some point, whether they come from a good home or not, it's a quieting feeling of helplessness. Even if the situations aren't the same, I've felt myself in Sara's position a lot, especially recently. Clearly, a lot of others have too, based on your comments section 😂
But there's one thing I think that ties it all together, and it's this warm, late-afternoon setting of this conversation. It feels so reflective and absolute, and while it isn't dark yet, there's the reality that no matter what happens, something's coming to an end, even if she finds her sister.
Normal isn't a constant, even when you do everything "right"; what matters is finding happiness in the change.
Fully willing to admit I probably went a bit too hard there, but I'll do it again as long as your comic continues to make me feel things <3
So i've read the comic completely twice now. Super great job! looks great!
Most recognisable character for me : Pilot!
I have 2 pet cockatiels which are both the definition of what one would call a 'birb'.
One of those two, has like the same mindset: flips out if another bird (other than the companion) approaches the window, does some aggressive pecking on the morning seed, and is super attention demanding at times The other is suuuuuuper shy and veerrrrrrry carefull on everything!
It's so fun to see a bird character such as pilot because it's actually accurate to the behaviour with most 'wild' birds
Of course, the entire cast is great I really like it alot! Keep it up!
Thank you so much, I'm glad you're enjoying the comic! >w<
Omg it's so cool to hear that Pilot is an accurate bird! Your birds sound like a fun pair, I loved reading about them. : D
Yeah, most parakeets / budgies / parrots are very social creatures, so if they lack attention or boredom / frustration / stress they can start mutilate themselves ( picking out their own feathers , quit eating alltogether, scream all day, ... ) They need interaction, more than a dog or a cat would ever need actually hence why pilot is such a realistic example, they sometimes litterally fight over things like food & attention ( believe me , a bite in your finger absolutely hurt ) Though you can definetaly teach them good manners and not do most of those things :)
At least Terry can smoke sum foods and meats .D
Mmmmh, smoked meat.... uwu
Also as always, ur backgrounds are breathtaking gurl.
Also I just adore the pictures where the team is just on their way, so nice and quiet and athmospheric if I wrote that word right but u know what I mean.
Also the way u draw food still makes me hungie ;A;
Mmmmmh! Terry has no idea how useful of a skill he already has with that! .D
Waaah thank you so much! I love doing the traveling parts a lot. ;v;
Someday I will try to draw a food from close up and become very powerful! òwó
This was such a nice page focusing on family in both contexts!! You got Sara's family at home and her pokemon family too. It's so sweet to see them all in the page together and just training and enjoying street food and being shown to Sara's parents. It's like showing them their poke-grandchildren and it's super cute.
I was definitely feeling for Sara when she was getting upset about how her life is so different now and that she longs for things to go back to normal. Nadia is right - things will never be the same as they were!! But she can be happy again and that was just so sweet. I'm rooting for the happy ending too, of course!!
Terry's gonna get that fire down and then it's all over for these bitches... no one will fuck with McFluffy McFlurry anymore...
I was going to compliment you again on the city design but it looks like you stole it from google so im jk it looks really good!! The backgrounds are always fantastic but the city really does look authentic and fun and it definitely matches the description provided by the game. I can't wait to see more of it in upcoming pages!
Fantastic job as usual and I can't wait to see what the next page brings!! Maybe real fire??
Poké-grandchildren! I love that! ;A; M-maybe someday they can come home and be one big family...
It's the first really bad thing that has ever happened to her, it's rough! ;w; But with good and smart friends like Nadia around, at least she's not alone with those feelings. And with your support on their side as well, how could things go wrong? ;D
Agdsfsahfkj McFluffy McFlurry.....
I have to admit, I also stole my bones from a star! QAQ
Thank you so much!! I love the city too and that makes it a little less grueling to draw! There will be more of it after another loop through half the region!
The next page forecast says there's a 21% chance for fire and a 100% chance for bees!