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Comic Johto Teen Gijinka WRINGLOCKE: A Gijinka Crystal Comic

Thread Description
UPDATE 10/12/19

Umberoff

i send-a the calzone into space! oooh!!
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
52
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
19
Pokémon Type
Ghost, ???
Pokédex Entry
this pokemon only manifests at 4am in an empty 7-11


a comic about dumb teens, complicated friendships, and the constant impeding dread of giant hell monsters.

mostly dumb teens though.




DEVIANTART || TUMBLR


standard content warnings apply. some blood and light gore-- grisly stuff might be implied, but it will never be explicitly gory or violent. occasional alcohol use. some mental illness stuff, including implications or mentions of suicide, trauma, and abuse. elle says fuck a lot.

PLEASE NOTE: i started this while very young and unsure of what i was doing, so the art and writing is ppppretty rough for nearly the entirety of act 1. it gets better in later pages i promise.



RULES
1) Fainting = Death, and the pokemon must be permaboxed
2) Catch the first pokemon on each route. If it faints, I cannot attempt to catch another that route.
3) Gift Pokemon can be caught, as long as it is the first encountered on the route/area
4) Duplicate clause is on
LESS OF A RULE AND MORE A GENERAL GUIDELINE: No extreme overgrinding. General policy is to not go above the level of the gym/team leader's ace.



TABLE OF CONTENTS



AWARDS???
leon for most dunkable nerd, all years, every year

also these i guess

201620172018
Best Supporting Character (Elle) - GOLD​
Saddest Death (Jeff) - GOLD​
Best Art Style - GOLD​
Saddest Death (Jeff) - BRONZE​
Best Overall Comic Run - BRONZE​

i started in 2013 and only started getting actual ganza placements in 2016 [honks clown horn] never give up on your dreams kids
 
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angryskitty

Active member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
66
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
63
Location
Route 116
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It's adorable when it stares into the distance and has existential crises. It's difficult to earn its trust.
Happy to see you here! I'm long overdue for a reread of your comic. :'D
 

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.
How can you put so many question marks behind awards, as though you didn't expect to earn so many with such quality art and writing! I am *here* for these dumb teens, even if you are dragging me by the ankle into the gijinka pit
 

Robo

Ask me about Phantom of the Oprea lore
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
53
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Desert! Hell!
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Ghost
Umber hi I know I say this a lot but you need to know that I really love your run. I'm so excited to see what drama these fucking kids get into. And I agree with kadew, you EARNED those rewards! You're gonna get even more in next year's extravaganza I can tell!
 

Bigredlittlewolf

On the corner of happy and sleep depravity
🌱Featurer
Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
12
Caught
May 16, 2019
Messages
140
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
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.
Uhhhhh hello Umber.

I'm trying to think of things to tell you that I haven't already. Like, I can talk about your colors and characters?? But I feel like we've already had an in depth discussion on the matter. I can talk about how fluidly you manage to make your dialog turn, or how wonderfully you've managed to slot your characters into the setting.

Alas. Instead, I only have this to offer you.


I'm sorry if this is a dealbreaker.

Enjoy your time on the new forums!!
 

Lynslayer

SEKAI DE ICHIBAN OHIME-SAMA
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
111
Caught
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
41
Location
Sinnoh Route 216
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It is very likely that this Pokemon is currently crying over anime.
hey umber just wanna reestablish that I Love Your Run So Gotdamn Much

like not only are your colors tastey and incredibly moody, but your art in general is just so expressive? you breathe so much life into your characters with their gestures and facial expressions, it just adds so much charm and believability to them. which also helps make your Incredibly Good Dialogue even more potent and how dare you keep on punching us in the gut with these latest updates, let these kids REST
 

Umberoff

i send-a the calzone into space! oooh!!
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
52
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
19
Pokémon Type
Ghost, ???
Pokédex Entry
this pokemon only manifests at 4am in an empty 7-11
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
@angryskitty: thanks skitty!! act 2 should be wrapping up soon, so if there were ever a time for a reread, now would be pretty good :V

@Kadew: fjdkl, thank you very much kadew! I'll force everyone into the gijinka pit with my bare hands if I must

@Robo: ;; THANK YOU ROBO, believe me i can't wait to throw them into even more drama

@Bigredlittlewolf: oh thank goodness, some REAL gifts
god thank you so so much though red, I really appreciate the compliments ;;

@Lynslayer: aaaaaa gosh thank you so much lyn!! unfortunately all i know how to do is punch guts and never letting my characters rest at any given moment



so, let’s have a chat

here’s CHAPTER 35.3, in which 🦊🐾
 

Lynslayer

SEKAI DE ICHIBAN OHIME-SAMA
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
111
Caught
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
41
Location
Sinnoh Route 216
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It is very likely that this Pokemon is currently crying over anime.
IM JUST FWIOEHFIOAWHIFOWEFIE I GOT SO INTO THE EMOTIONAL BARING OF THE SOUL HERE AND THEN YOU SNEAK UP FROM BEHIND AND DESTROY ME WITH ONE SWIFT BRUTAL HIT

anyways another 10/10 update i would take a bullet for these disaster teens
 

Bug

My mind is racing but my feet just move too slow
Moderator
Tech Team
🌱Featurer
🎇Contributor
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
1
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
560
Location
in a pile of bugs
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Bug, Cute
Pokédex Entry
oh fuck oh shit my dots...............................................................................................................................
This is such a very real moment, and that is what gets me about your writing. All of these dumb kids are doing dumb kid things that actual dumb kids would do.
 

Jimcloud

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
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🎇Contributor
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
667
Pronouns
they/she
God I really do gotta echo Bug here, the realness of your writing and how relatable it is sells this so much harder than the art ever could - like don't get me wrong, I love your art to tears, but the writing in this page is its real beating heart and it would not live in the way it does without that. Even just the sudden shift from serious to humorous, it's just so unfathomably human and I love how you put that human element into your writing. Even if I'll never get drunk in my life, I still absolutely want "sorry for being so sad and stupid and drunk" engraved on my fucking tombstone. Thank you so much for this.
 

ramendotexe

aka xj2z9
🎇Contributor
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
35
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
17
Location
An instant noodle factory
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Fire, Water
Pokédex Entry
Tastes like preservatives, the good kind.
It's been almost a year since I've commented on your thread on the old forums, and the changes your comic has made from then to now has been a very fascinating read. For the most part the things I liked about it are still there: the amazing efficiency in using colors and lineart to convey the mood and emotions you want to convey. But now, the writing has elevated from engrossing to something extremely relatable and human. I'm just floored by how tangible your dialogue feels with every new update. This comic is amazing and I can't wait to see what new territory it goes (and how much I can meme from it)
 

SnakeWrangler

Tustom Citle
Moderator
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
7
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
135
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
Hey umber there's something off about your update here

It has your characters smiling I don't think that's allowed much around these parts
 

Robo

Ask me about Phantom of the Oprea lore
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
53
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Desert! Hell!
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Ghost
hey umber

i posted this on discord and art fight but im posting it here baby!! here's my son please have him talk sometime. sometimes i can still hear his voice, but its growing more distant as the time goes on.


anyways this run is great and the last update was super good? you make dialouge so natural and i love it?
 

Umberoff

i send-a the calzone into space! oooh!!
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
52
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
19
Pokémon Type
Ghost, ???
Pokédex Entry
this pokemon only manifests at 4am in an empty 7-11
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #14
@Lynslayer: you will
THANK YOU THOUGH LYN, GLAD TO BE OF SERVICE

@Bug: thank you..... love to write those dumb kids doing dumb kid things

@Jimcloud: aaaAAaa jim thank you so much ;; also don't worry, "sorry for being so sad and stupid and drunk" is a life essence, it's a intrinsic emotion, actual drunkenness is not necessary

@xj2z9: thank you so much, ramen!! i've felt like my writing has been slowly shifting for a while now, and it's just nice to hear that it's evolved in a good way and doesn't feel like a massive departure (also please never stop memeing it's my lifeblood)

@SnakeWrangler: ah, good point. don't worry, there's always later.
don't you worry at all.

@Robo: hey ROBO
i already yelled about this in discord but im still gonna appreciate it!!!!! the man himself!!! thank you!!
siegfried actually talking though, wots that


take a look, it’s in a book

here’s CHAPTER 36, in which maybe, at least, he’s learning this one thing.

I’ll be going on an official short break again after this, and there’s also some important announcements in the description about the future (nothing scary, don’t worry), so be sure the read them.

thank you so much for reading and enjoying the comic so far!!
 

Jimcloud

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667
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they/she
Okay, well obviously the indisputable highlight of this update is Leon and his complete unwillingness to give even one lone fuck in this time of great fuck famine, but I think there should also be a special mention for Elle here, because the series of sentences "The hell's that supposed to mean? I read! Sometimes! Even the ones that DON'T have pictures! Impressive, I know." LITERALLY JUST SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD SAY. I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING THOSE WITH YOUR OWN MOUTH PARTS AND IT'S SO FUCKING FUNNY TO ME.

Take as much time as you need to with this, Umber. I have no doubt you'll be able to nail it down to a science before long.
 

DrakeX

An Egg's Benedict
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
304
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
31
Location
Belgium
Nature
Rash
Pokémon Type
Psychic, ???
Pokédex Entry
A dandy, self-aware egg which will take a long time to hatch.
It took me two evenings to binge read this story and now I want MOAR! The color composition (the hell am I saying, I can barely draw) in the beginning was a bit dark and made it hard to see details, but the overal tone of this story is sooooo worth it. Keep at it at your own pace. Leon emptying his bucket of fucks to give, is amusing as hell.
 

SnakeWrangler

Tustom Citle
Moderator
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
7
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
135
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
drops this and runs away

Light CW for minor drug stuff

“Psssst!”

Dalton assumes the whisper was meant for someone else and continues reading.

“Psssssst!” It comes again, more forceful than before.

Dalton decides he has more important things to do. Certainly anybody who tried to get his attention so “discreetly” was up to no good. Once more, he continues reading.

“Psssssssssst!”

Letting out an annoyed groan, Dalton relents and whips around in his chair, glaring daggers towards his auditory aggressor. “Alamand, I am trying to READ here, this had better be -”

The young officer stops mid-exclamation out of shock when he sees who was standing in the doorway. Surprisingly, it is not the fiery Alamand like Dalton had expected - instead he sees a glint of red from Elle’s glasses as she pokes her head around the threshold of the room. She looks uncharacteristically shifty as Dalton scrunches his face in visible confusion at her interruption.

“Elle? What on Earth could you -”

Dalton is again cut off by Elle striding into the room, pretending she had received permission. She puts on a shaky smile. “Relax! I just wanted to, you know, uh… hang out! Everyone else went off to who knows where, anyway.”

She’s met with a raised eyebrow from the young boy, who also tries to scowl in his usual attempt to look 10 years older. “Look, Elle, if you want to spend time with me, you hardly have to ask. But why are you acting so suspicious?” Dalton crosses his arms, now fully turning his chair around to face Elle, book laying open behind him. “Though, I am trying to study my rules and regulations codex, so it is admittedly an inconvenient time…”

Elle tilts her head to get a better view of the book, then smirks as she catches sight of it. “Uh huh… Very important reading. Right.”

Dalton silently curses in being too slow to fully hide his reading material and braces himself for the inevitable heckling.

The smirk on Elle’s face only grows more catlike as she hunches over next to Dalton. “I got something more fun than that though,” she suggests coyly as she begins digging in one of her pockets.


“Elle I swear if this is weed again -”

Elle breaks into a smile as she retrieves a small plastic baggie containing a handful of evidently-THC-laced brownies.

“It’s weed!”

Groaning, Dalton puts his head in his hands. “Elle, I told you before, I have no desire to try any sort of mind-altering substances! I can’t do my job if I’m not at the top of my game at all times.”

“Uh huh… Is that why you’ve got a comic book nestled in your precious rulebook there?”

Dalton feels his cheeks warm and has trouble meeting Elle’s gaze. Not like reading comics instead of studying was a serious offense, but to Dalton, it was a moral breach of the highest order to supposedly shirk his duties.

He stammers as he tries to deflect the accusation. “It’s… just a little break, and, uh…”

Elle sighs while shaking her head and smiling. “This is just what I mean, Dalton! You’re just so uptight all the time… I think you owe it to yourself to kick back a little and unwind.” She breaks off a corner from one of the brownies. “It doesn’t have to be a lot. Just… enough to feel a bit. I promise I’ll be there for you if you do and make sure you’re safe.”

Dalton is now the one to sigh as he looks to the side and lowers his shoulders. “Look, Elle, I really do appreciate you, genuinely. I just don’t want to… do this sort of thing. It’s not for me.”

Scratching her head, Elle loses her smirk and realizes she has a bit of difficulty finding her next words. “Right. Uh… Sorry for, pressuring you and… Yeah, sorry. It’s not cool of me. Just, normally I’d share it with Leon or someone, but -”

“They’re all gone for now, and you just want someone to keep you company because you also don’t want to be alone while consuming questionable substances?”

The boy is met with a stunned silence.

Dalton tilts his head. “Was I wrong, or…?”

Elle shakes herself out of her temporary stunned state. “No, no, I just didn’t expect you to uh… Get that exactly right. But yeah, you got me, heh.”

Reaching behind his back to grab the comic book, Dalton beams to his friend. “How about this - I’ll stay here and read while you consume your… cannabis confectioneries, as they were. Then we can keep each other company.”
The smile returns to Elle’s face. “Sounds good to me.” She gets a better look at the comic book and raises her eyebrows. “Well I’ll be damned. Sandslasher vs. the Lopunnisher, 1st edition? That’s quite a find.”

Dalton shrugs. “Of course. Even in hobbies I must apply myself.”

Elle returns the shrug, pulls up another chair, and kicks back. She props her feet up on Dalton’s desk and pops a chunk of brownie in her mouth. “Heh. Sure thing, kid.”
 
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Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
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Team Alpha
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61
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Jun 15, 2019
Messages
586
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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
OK so. I love this!! so much!!!

Seriously your comic is amazing. The damn color palettes, the expressiveness, the dialogue, (your bubble placement somehow always flows well and even the bubble tails convey emotion), freakin everything. Even your sketchy style looks gorgeous. I even went and re-read some earlier pages and even with their style being more "elaborate" than the latest ones, I could feel the improvement. ((Have i already told you absolutely all the faces you draw are gold, because they sure are)) And all the interactions between your characters wow I love them so much <3 <3

So long post short I am watching this thread and will wait all you need please take your time!! :3
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
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Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
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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.
Dang, did I forget to comment on this last update? Shoot. Well now it's late and I don't remember words so all I've got to say is the most important thing to say: F to pay respects, rip to the mohawk eyebrow fluffs.
 

Umberoff

i send-a the calzone into space! oooh!!
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
52
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
19
Pokémon Type
Ghost, ???
Pokédex Entry
this pokemon only manifests at 4am in an empty 7-11
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #20
@Jimcloud the great fuck famine.........
THANK YOU THOUGH JIM, i'm so glad i can project so much that it can even be heard with my mouth parts. god bless.

@DrakeX: eyyy welcome aboard, and thank you so much!! there's definitly some issues with darkness near the start, but hopefully it's a lil better now!

@SnakeWrangler: i already yelled to you about this before snake but i'm gonna do it again because this still brings me to fuckin TEARS i love it so much. god, these weiners

@Rubombee : AAA GEEZ thank you so much for all the kind words, I really appreciate it!! i'm really glad to hear even with a simpler style, there's still improvement ;v;

@Kadew: FJDKSFJKL, I mean I'd say that's the most important loss so far. rest in peace to those face caterpillars


we BACK

Here’s CHAPTER 37, in which we have cabins that are made to be gone in. This is ALSO the first page showing the new faster “comic” format that I’m experimenting with. It’s still early and being fine tuned, so let me know what you think of it!

(also oops forgot to post this here yesterday)
 

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