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Tailsimp

A Universally Under-Rested University Imp
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
615
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
You know, your pages always read nicely 1 at a time, but the also flow incredibly well together in batches like this. I really love the emotional beats of these few pages, ending with the triumphant final panel of Cedar deciding to take on the dojo. Its a very smooth read. Well done! I also hope you enjoy your break~
 

Riboo

Conqueror of the Cianwood Gym
Artist
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1085
Caught
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
357
Nature
Lax
Pokémon Type
Electric
And I just binged this stuff. I gotta say, I really love Cedar's positive personality and how she's very proactive when it comes to amending wrong doings she sees happening before her. Curious to see if she'll get in over her head due to that passion, but certainly enjoy it none the less.
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
990
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
"Every battle is worth fighting" oh Cedar honey no. Pick your battles doesn't mean you should go ahead and pick all of them. This approach to conflict is only going to go well in the future for her, and I can't wait to see it unfold. I'm not sure if she's right or wrong to be picking this one in particular, yet.
 

Krisantyne

oh no
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
655
Caught
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
149
Location
A Jar of Olives
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
she
Pokémon Type
Water
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon clings to Sharpedo and shares in its prosperity. When its Sharpedo is attacked, Krisantyne will fight alongside it!
Cedar has been convinced! : D Maybe a bit further than Shelly expected, but you can't help but love that energy. Fingers crossed that this will go well. ;v;
 

oliviamakesanart

yee to the haw
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
1350
Caught
Jan 19, 2020
Messages
249
Location
Postwick, Galar
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dragon
Pokédex Entry
Obsessed with cowboy hats
Cedar's determination and bravery are definitely admirable, but I can't help but wonder if her approach to conflict will some day have negative repercussions for her. It'll be exciting to see how this plays out!
 

Magicforbeginners

Generally Incompetent
Pokédex No.
2001
Caught
May 17, 2020
Messages
37
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Draws, writes, lives. Poorly, but always improving.
The best way to beat up a child when you're Brawler is to send more children to beat them up!

On a serious note, this is a big turning point for Cedar's character. It's a contrast from her days in Littleroot as Briar's punching bag. She's grown a lot, and I can't wait to see how the match goes. Cedar's finally stopped accepting things as they are-now she's working actively to change them.
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

A Comedian At Heart
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
1,466
Location
Snubbville
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #487
Wow, a lot of comments to respond to! :O
You know, your pages always read nicely 1 at a time, but the also flow incredibly well together in batches like this. I really love the emotional beats of these few pages, ending with the triumphant final panel of Cedar deciding to take on the dojo. Its a very smooth read. Well done! I also hope you enjoy your break~
I'm glad you liked it! It is always nice to read comic pages all together, I feel. Not just my comic, any comic! It's how they were made to be read, yknow?

And I just binged this stuff. I gotta say, I really love Cedar's positive personality and how she's very proactive when it comes to amending wrong doings she sees happening before her. Curious to see if she'll get in over her head due to that passion, but certainly enjoy it none the less.
I'm glad you like Cedar. She's very fun and challenging to write. ^w^ There is a chance she may get in over her head, especially with her tendency to not think before she acts. But we'll just have to root for her and see!

"Every battle is worth fighting" oh Cedar honey no. Pick your battles doesn't mean you should go ahead and pick all of them. This approach to conflict is only going to go well in the future for her, and I can't wait to see it unfold. I'm not sure if she's right or wrong to be picking this one in particular, yet.
Still waiting before you cast your judgment on the situation, I see! I hope the events of Chapter 5 give you some interesting things to think about. I'm personally pretty excited about them. ^^

Cedar has been convinced! : D Maybe a bit further than Shelly expected, but you can't help but love that energy. Fingers crossed that this will go well. ;v;
If there's one thing Cedar's got, it's energy! Let's all root for her!

Cedar's determination and bravery are definitely admirable, but I can't help but wonder if her approach to conflict will some day have negative repercussions for her. It'll be exciting to see how this plays out!
We'll just have to see! :O I sure wonder that myself.

The best way to beat up a child when you're Brawler is to send more children to beat them up!

On a serious note, this is a big turning point for Cedar's character. It's a contrast from her days in Littleroot as Briar's punching bag. She's grown a lot, and I can't wait to see how the match goes. Cedar's finally stopped accepting things as they are-now she's working actively to change them.
Ohh, I'm glad you remembered those events from Littleroot! Keep them in mind for Chapter 5, if you will! Cedar's always been somewhat proactive in fixing wrongdoings before her, but this is her first time going toe-to-toe with earthen hatred. Most definitely a big moment!

Thanks for all the comments, guys! They made me feel loved. ^w^


Now, I have a couple of announcements!

I've done some editing to the listed comic mirrors in the OP! You can now find Finding Your Roots on TUMBLR! It'll be updating daily on that mirror until it's caught up, so check it out if you please! Additionally, I decided to remove the mirrors for Tapas and the Youtube comic dub. There was general lack of interest from Tapas readers, only a couple of folks reading, so I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of resizing pages and posting there. It was just a looot of work, blegh, so not really worth it! And the comic dub hasn't been updated in many months and its producer has been radio silent for a loooooooong af time, so I'm not really interested in supporting a canceled project. That should hopefully clean things up in the OP!

Additionally, I wanted to talk about media galleries for just a second. Until recently, I've been able to upload directly to media galleries, which was how I was updating FYR's gallery. I really liked this method cause it was easy and all the pages would come out crisp and clean in the gallery. Unfortunately, I have now lost the ability to upload directly. Images now have to be embedded, and one of the main places I host FYR's pages is Deviantart, but DA embeds in the galleries come out at a disgusting quality. Not for me, no sirree. So while I take some time to figure out where to embed images from, the media gallery will not be caught up! Cause I'm not really interested in uploading every single page to a new image-hosting site JUST for the media gallery, yknow? I might end up having to discontinue the gallery entirely and just host the comic on the forums from a different spot. Maybe comic fury, idk. We'll see!

And one more little thing. I just wanted to plug my PATREON! Making a pledge really helps to support the comic and my efforts in making it! And if you pledge as low as $1, you'll get to read Chapter 5 a WHOLE WEEK EARLY before its scheduled release! It's pretty cool! Check it out HERE!

Thanks everyone! See you in July!
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

A Comedian At Heart
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
1,466
Location
Snubbville
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #488
We'll be updating once a month.















 

Tailsimp

A Universally Under-Rested University Imp
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
615
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
It's been awhile since we've seen littleroot and it's looking fantastic! You can really see how much you've improved since the last time you were drawing Cedar's hometown! It's also cool to see that Briar and Cedar might have had an actual normal-ish friendship at one point? Though it's strange to see that it got off on the foot of talking about a murdered god and all that. Briar sure knows how to leave an impression between that and the forced removal of earthen's from their home. Icebreakers that are sure to stick with a mon.

Also there is so much concentrated cute Cedar in this batch of pages it should be illegal
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
990
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
Oh gosh tiny Cedar baby. On the one hand, she's adorable and precious and the entire exchange is so cute, but on the other hand, my heart goes out to her as an awkward little kid who doesn't quite grasp the social cues going on around her. And now in the present, she's gonna PUNCH BAD GUYS she's grown up so much. Poor Shelly didn't know what she was getting into with such a friend/teammate at her side.
 

JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!!! But don´t forget to wear one
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
565
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
Mudkip Cedar is just too precious for this world, and I´m sorry she had to go through that BS; speaking of BS, all that history about how the elementals "got rid" of the Earthens feels very real, and that´s truly sad. You know things are messed up when a group like Team Aqua are considered the heroes by society.

But in other news, I can´t wait for present Cedar and company to teach that Makuhita a lesson. AIM FOR THE FACE; YOU CAN DO IT!!!
 

khorale

Ruler of the Pillow Fort
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
1214
Caught
Dec 22, 2019
Messages
112
Location
Behind You
Nature
Hasty
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Ghost, Normal
Pokédex Entry
She enjoys showing off her artwork to others, and constantly discovers new techniques to experiment with
Oh, that flashback hurts ;_;
 

cyndakip

there goes my luck
🌱Featurer
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
23
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
349
Location
Lilycove City
Nature
Hardy
Pronouns
they/she
Pokémon Type
Fire, Water
Pokédex Entry
Part Cyndaquil, part Mudkip, entirely tired.
Great to see this again! Baby Cedar and Briar are just too cute, I can't even handle it. But I feel so bad for Cedar there, too…
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,139
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Cool
Pokédex Entry
"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
My first thought:


But it's a flashback. Cedar the Marshtomp is still out there, about to meet another baby.

Gah, Briar, way to make a first impression on someone, talking about elimination campaigns and dead gods! Makes me wonder, though, if she knows that Marshtomp and Swampert are Earthens. >_>

As much as I'd love to say I'm Cedar on the last panel, I am far more of a Shelly.
 

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