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Pokemon Platinum Nuzlocke Comic. Anniversary update and announcement on 24/08/19

Aozora

Chomp
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Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
9
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
42
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Avatar by herbsyrup@twitter.


Joyous celebrations, treacherous conflicts, linked hands, failing hearts...
all of these make the world as we know it.
When the Lord of Time saw that one man would decide to destroy it all,
they decided, one girl should keep her flame burning even when her tears will try to extinguish it.


Winner of Best New Comic Run in Nuzlocke Forum Extravaganza 2018




TUMBLR | DEVIANTART | TAPAS | SMACKJEEVES | NUZFORUMS ALBUM



Hello! Aozora here!​

Welcome once again to my nuzcomic, The Flame Tears Cannot Extinguish! (Or just Flame Tears or FT if you feel the need for any abbreviation). It is a comic based on my Nuzlocke run of Pokemon Platinum I did back in 2016. ​

Shout out to my betas piyostoria and Raycchan who are always very patient and helpful during all the story making progress I went through! Please visit them and give them some love, because their works are awesome too!​

I had the chance to post several of my early updates in the old forum, which thread you can find here. It contains majorly extended Author Notes, along with some personal extras and fan arts I hope I'll be able to import to this board soon, but for now, you can find all of the comic's content and archive from the links I put above (Tumblr is mostly outdated at this point. However, I'll get back to it sometime soon).​

Honoo (Flame) - Sound Horizon

  1. Catch only 1st Pokémon encountered in each area. If first attempt failed, no second attempt is allowed.
    • This rule goes in effect after getting first pokeball
    • Pinwheel Clause is in effect.
      Applied areas are: Route 210, Route 212, Wayward Cave, Mount Coronet.
    • Tall grass, fishing, and honey tree count as different methods. I can attempt one chance in each method provided in the area if I want to.
      Tall grass and surf count as same method
    • Exception to this rule applies in Great Marsh as it's a facility designed for Pokemon catching.
  2. Fainted Pokémon are considered dead/disabled. They must be boxed and to never be used again.
    • Bullshit Clause: at one point in the game where my team was wiped out by a certain foe, I decided to call it a bullshit and rechallenge and continued the game with that same team.
  3. All Pokémon must be nicknamed after the name of foods or culinary ingredients.
  4. No Legendary Pokemon except Giratina.
Magia - Kalafina

Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi (My One and Only Thought) - KOKIA

glancesherlock said:
Tears can run. Tears can flow. Filled with longing and loss and woe.
Tears of joy, tears of blame, will not extinguish her eternal flame.
Hare Hare Ya (Clear and Sunny) - Maigo Hanyuu

At certain times, I might need to draw a crowd or some background characters to fill the space and make the world feels like a breathing living world. Incidentally, "desigining" all those background characters, might be tedious at times, and here's how you can help!

If you'd like to see your characters (doesn't have to be nuz/pokemon characters) make a cameo appearance in the comic to fill those position, feel free to head to this link below and share references to your character!

The Flame Tears Cannot Extinguish Cameo Call

Both visual references or written references are accepted! (More explanation and some terms are written in the link above.

Thanks for reading, and have a nice day!


If you like my comic, consider supporting me on ko-fi!
 
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Bigredlittlewolf

On the corner of happy and sleep depravity
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Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
12
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May 16, 2019
Messages
140
Nature
Rash
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She/Her
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Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
This user sometimes disappears for weeks on end to finish a single update, then bursts with activity for 30 hours straight.
Oh good!! You're here! I'm excited to watch this update again!
Good luck with your run!
 

mizar

young, dumb, and full of you know ;)
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Team Delta
Pokédex No.
76
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Jun 16, 2019
Messages
144
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lost
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Quiet
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they/them
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Dragon
I had never seen all your fanarts before!! the one by jes is neat, its got a simple style but it represents the comic well.
Excited for future updates :)
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
350
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
♀
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
Hey! I love your new op! You inspired me with your use of galleries to put my stuff in galleries too!

Also, while checking out the new forum's swell new tagging system, I noticed that you have a very successful advertising strategy here 635
(pretty sure it's just because you tagged every one of your pages with that, but i just thought it was funny how BIG your comic title is)
 

snooze

stylish but illegal
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
48
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
21
Location
kalos
Nature
Naive
Pronouns
she/her
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Bug, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
it lurks in dark caves to focus on its work, venturing outside only when encouraged to by its wife
oh hell yeah, i was so happy to already see this over here! the new op looks great and while i still wanna go back and comment individually on your newest pages, i gotta say i still adore your use of limited color so much! i'm so interested in your interpretation of the dppt rival and cyrus >:0c i love that you seem to take certain elements of their canon personalities while still weaving in your own creative twists on them (seriously i can't get over how you've characterized cyrus like wow i don't think i've ever seen someone take that route with his character before)!! really can't wait to see new updates! :^D
 

Aozora

Chomp
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Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
9
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
42
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
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Avatar by herbsyrup@twitter.
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Heya, everyone, thanks for the replies!! ;;w;; )/

BigRedLittleWolf - Thank you!! Gotta work on those guides so here I am! o>-<

mizar - Thank you! Jes is an amazing artist and everyone should check on her works if possible here.

Kadew - Thank you! Yours inspire me in return cause I probably gotta work on my extras and such better too ;w;

Also LMAO at my tag. I was meant to include that in the second part of the posting tutorial. I think tagging your own works will help you or everyone else find your stuff quicker! Also if people or someone else make a thing for you, they probably can just tag their stuff with your run, yeee. That's the idea at least XDD;;

snooze - Thank you, snooze! It means a lot to me to see your comments ;w; )b I have ideas for Cyrus Sirius as a character and I can't wait to show him more to the world! I'll do my best!
 

Zweeb

Give Sunflora a gun
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Artist
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
107
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Jun 18, 2019
Messages
25
Nature
Modest
Pokémon Type
Bug, Fairy
AYYY, it's the other platinum nuzlocke,,,

I honestly can't wait to see more of your comic! The fact that it feels like a stylized sinnoh is already so intriguing,,,
 

nuclear-smash

big ghost energy
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
105
Caught
Jun 18, 2019
Messages
34
Location
Cold, slavic lands
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Lax
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Ghost, ???
Pokédex Entry
This e-ghost sleeps until every Nintendo Directs. If they don't announce Kid Icarus: Uprising 2: Underworld Boogaloo, then it goes back to sleep.
Ao is bacc in town in the new nuzlocke forum and ready to bless us with her COMIC😭💜
Like always, love your stuff man :')
 

Feymark

Gay Rights!!
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
73
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
29
Location
New York, New York
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
He/Him/They
Pokémon Type
Fighting, Steel
Pokédex Entry
Warriormale wishes he loved men as much as Feymark. Also, he wishes he could draw them like Feymark.
Caught up again with this lovely comic!

Ao, I think you're really good at what I'm gonna call the Lavender Shounen - you used to feel like a Madoka Magica type but this story is so tender but full of actiony charm. The muted pastel colors definitely lead me as a reader to feel like it's a serious action filled comic with a wistful feminine veil to it.
I'm especially enjoying your Pokemon cast, so I ended up drawing Pecorino and Flambe after reading!

1385

Keep going!
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

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Team Delta
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79
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Jun 16, 2019
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232
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Sassy
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She/Her
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Fire, Cute
Yo~ nice to see you on the new forums~ first I gotta say, as the person who uses Ash "he who jumps off of the Eiffel Tower" Ketchum as their protagonist, I feel like you're steppin on my turf with this whole protagonist nearly falling to their death thing U: but in all seriousness loving the run so far~ also not gonna lie, totally missed that you changed Cyrus' name to I read your description
 

Tailsimp

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Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
Ohhhhh your OP looks so good nice~ Gosh I really love the way you use color in your comic; it (along with your lovely style) makes each page such a treat to look at. I'm really interested in your characterizations so far, and can't wait to see how the story plays out with your versions of them. It's great to see you here!
 

Minty Electronica

heeeeeeeyyyyyy, adora~ <3
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It's an azumarill. You caught an azumarril.
Fiiiiinally settling down to comment on the latest update, and all I have to say is gdi, Fia, stop flirting with the token Cyrus. That ain't gonna end well.

Or maybe it will, and this whole time, Dialga's just trying to get those two to hook up? I mean, what better way to stop the implosion and forcible restructuring of the universe than by getting Cyrus laid, right? Sure, speaking as an ace person, I know that sex doesn't solve everything, but having also played Platinum, I'm pretty sure it would solve at least one thing, you know what I'm sayin'?

Joking aside, though, I really do like your take on Cyrus Sirius. He's very clearly socially awkward, but he's not at all cold. There's definite potential for some sort of relationship between him and Fia, although something about the way he speaks (very stiffly, very formally, very matter-of-fact and blunt in the sort of naive/doesn't-realize-that-what-he's-saying-might-offend-someone way) makes me think that maybe a romantic relationship with someone as shy as Fia might not be the right direction. Platonic, definitely, and if so, that'll be interesting to watch. Fia needs a human to help coax her out of her shell, and Sirius looks like he might need someone to ground him, and long story short, I get the feeling that's exactly what they're going to do for each other.

You know. Before Sirius reveals just how closely linked to Cyrus he is and attempts to wreck the universe. Calling it now.
 

Aurea

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Pokédex No.
25
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Jun 9, 2019
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38
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Sinnoh Region
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Calm
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She/Her
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Fire, Dragon
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This creature is often inadvertently summoned by cute dog pics, Sinnoh content, and fried chicken.
I was so excited to see this posted on the new forum - a perfect excuse to show up! Your art is beautiful as ever, and I'm so excited to see Cyrus Sirius has arrived. :3 Looking forward to where this goes, Ao!
 

Aozora

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Hello everyone!!! I'm back and sadly without any update, but-- it was FT's first anniversary on August 8th wooooo!!!!!

#.....

Ok I know it was late, but sometimes real life coughfireemblemthreehousescough happened and we forget about our run's anniversary. Regardless, I want to share something with you guys along with replying some comments from both here and our old board. There's also a wee bit of... future announcement?

Without further ado, here we go!!


Everyone's a gijinka! Including Fia who's a (shiny) Gardevoir here. Saw some trend among other nuzlockers to give their protag pokesona, and I decided that Fia's a Gardevoir (along with Sirius being a Lucario). Decision's mostly based on their personalities/history related to pokedex entries. Also I made Fia a shiny one because blue and orange are more her color than green and red.

Anike469 - Thank you! andd how indeed. He's definitely kinder than his original self, that is. And he has quite an interesting role too. Please look forward to it!

Kadew - I know I replied to you earlier in this thread, but thank you so much for your reply back in tapa regardless |Db FT's probably gonna be a josei/seinen at most point and I'm glad that you enjoy Siwa and Sirius! (And great job for noticing his hidden thinking bubble!)

RubyClaw - I guess it's kinda serviceable until they renovate the whole fence to be less dangerous |Db Please look forward to Sirius involvement more!

ZHODY - 1. Gotta make the content you need to see am I rite
2. Oops. Those totally flew by me. Good job catching it up! I guess this is why I should refrain from drawing clothes with minute details |D

Bowser's Family Vacation - You know that "I would die for you" meme? Their answers to that would be "please don't" ;;w;; Also thank you! Gotta make them pretty so nobody would slip on them |Db

glancesherlock - to being thirsty! #shot Thank you so much, Glance! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far, and glad that you like the honchkrow! He was quite a challenge to draw XD
Zweeb - Yeehaw fellow Platinum nuzlockers! Thank you for your enthusiasm! I did take a lot of artistic liberty with this uwu

nuclear-smash - Thank you so much, Cammy! Your stuff is also great!

Feymark - Omg Feyyyyyy thank you so much for your genre analysis. It's really intriguing to hear what you thought about it! And that Peco and Souffle art is so so lovely! That's what they definitely gonna do XD

pkmnMasterWheeler - It's cliff time, babey! Also don't worry, you're not alone. I think someone else also missed that Sirius = Cyrus, but that is understandable with the artistic liberty that I took |Db

Tailsimp - Aaaaa thank you very much, Tails!!! Please look forward to more!

Minty Electronica - Hey who gave you the script to my run--

Joking aside, while I didn't really plan on it (and tried to not 100% focus on it), I can't deny the fact that FT has become somewhat a protag-Cyrus fanfic lmao. I enjoy your theories greatly and please look forward to how their relationship will unfold in the story!

Aurea - Thank you very much, Aurea! Please look forward to the rest of the story! uwu

And final announcement! Due to RL stuff, progress to the next pages have been rather slow, and I wouldn't really count on it, but if all goes well, we might have two more updates this year for Jubilife City arc. After that, I might take hiatus until the end of the year and so and try to build buffers for the Floaroma and possibly Eterna arc, so next year we might have smoother update schedule than this year. Personally, I'm kinda not a big fan of how little updates that I made this year (initially I planned to at least finished Floaroma at the end of this year), so I hope next year can be better than this!

I also wanna say thank you to everyone's support so far, and I'm really humbled that I can made through my first year amongst all you amazing people! I'll be sure to do my best.

Thank you very much, and have a nice day!
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
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350
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Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
Happy nuziverssary! That group image is awesome, everyone in it is so distinctive and full of personality. I think my favorite one is the budew, he looks like he just tumbled right out of fire emblem.
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

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301
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Jul 1, 2019
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537
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Rash
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She/her
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Dragon, Cool
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"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
Listen, I wish Three Houses was all there was to real life. *eyes Gardevoir and Lucario Pokedex entries* Interesting.
 

Erberor

The Feelstabber
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Pokédex No.
184
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Jun 30, 2019
Messages
65
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Somewhere, Probably
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
Psychic, Rock
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Exercise extreme caution: May stab in the feels and twist the knife
Good to see I'm not the only one being consumed by Three Houses. It really gets you, doesn't it? At least it's not as bad as my obsessive shipping in Awakening

As usual, Popiah is the very goodest. A most excellent nose boop.

Happy Nuziversary!
 

Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
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Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
61
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Jun 15, 2019
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586
Location
somewhere in Kalos
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Quirky
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she/her
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Water, Ghost
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Doesn't even eat baguette, are you sure she's French
There!! I'm gonna finally comment here!

So I just re-read everything you've got so far so it'd be all fresh in my mind. And firstly, this run is gorgeous!! The somehow fully shaded prologue looks stunning, and having a new limited palette for each update makes them distinct while staying still cohesive (and the additional effects are really good). Also I'm pretty sure you've already been said this, but skipping the beginning of the game and very smartly and interestingly incorporating your wipe directly into the story makes for a really refreshing and intriguing start! (very wordy sentence whoops) And lastly before I end this post and tell you how I'm gonna watch this thread and keep following this, I love your compositional work! Like, everything you do with your panels and the pointy blue timeline things, they add so much! :D

Keep up the awesome work, and happy (late) anniversary!
 

cross_off

you chase the dragon but it follows you home
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Team Omega
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231
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Jul 1, 2019
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168
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waterloo, ontario
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Adamant
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he - him
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Dark, Dragon
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it was banished for its violence. it silently gazes upon the old world from the distortion world
can't believe I've never gotten around to commenting on this tbh,

so flame tears flame tears I really like the hopeful wholesome vibe this story takes - as I think I've said before I adore how the colour palette and light it feels. its actually telling how much you can get across with seemingly so little in the way of colour or desceiption but this sort of minimalism does a bunch (makes motifs stand out and also makes the pokemon look super cute) and I dig it. also sympathetic cyrus (cyrus thirst is not a bad thing fwiw lol) is cool and I like how you introduced him here. the gijinka pics are really sweet too!
 

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