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Comic Unova Mature Hack Mon A Home for the Broken: A Hardcore Blaze Black Nuzlocke

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[UPDATED 28/11/2021] A comic about healing and letting go.

faerieconstellations

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❗ DISCLAIMER ❗
A Home for the Broken uses the word broken in its title. Please note that broken is NOT USED to refer to any conditions, illnesses, or traumas exhibited by or afflicting the characters of the comics—you are not broken because of your conditions, illnesses, or traumas. YOU ARE NOT BROKEN.

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❓ WHAT IS POKÉMON BLAZE BLACK ❓
Pokémon Blaze Black is a rom hack by Drayano. This hack is an enhancement edit of the original games featuring all 649 Pokémon (all Pokémon up to Gen V), edited trainers, an increased difficulty, and improvements to many existing Pokémon, among other things. Blaze Black does NOT alter the story of the original Black and White games.

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001: suicide
002: swearing
003: suicidal imagery

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READ THE COMIC HERE.

COVER
001
002
003

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GIJINKA GALLERY HERE.

RAYMOND

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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!
Oh wow that's a really powerful opening scene- and an even more hard-hitting nightmare. Already love how much Raymond cares about Twyla, and I look forward to worrying seeing the two as they go on a journey~
 

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Oh, yeah, that's one hell of a way to open a run. Seconding the love for the dynamic between Raymond and Twyla we've already gotten to see from the first page alone. And also loving the art style of this run - You've found a great balance of balance of soft, almost sort of cozy coloring, textures, and lineart without sacrificing detail and clarity! Looking forward to seeing where things go from here :0
 

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omg not me clicking next on dA expecting a second page already lmao

this looks AMAZING, the composition is laid out so nicely that my eyes just naturally go across the screen and the colors are soo soft, it feels like I'm reading a dream. just going to subtlety add this to my watch list 👀
 

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Loving the soft art style! <3 Also there's an Eevee so I'm instantly sold, haha!

Interesting to see Red make an appearance as well despite this being a run of a Gen V game. I'm definitely looking forward to the next page!
 

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welp. heres another nuzlocke to binge read, cant wait to see more
 

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Hello, friends!

🥺 🥺 🥺 thank you so much for the warm reception everyone 💖 Confession: this nuzlocke of mine is a story I've been working on for almost five(? — maybe more, even HAHAHA) years! I actually posted this as a storylocke back in 2017, but I’ve always envisioned it as a comic run—and now it finally is!

No update yet bc tbh this page is a MONSTER to draw fhjdlkshf and I just wanted to inform you all that it is so you’re all aware hehe

BUT I am dropping by with a sneak peek 💖

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Have a no-context-Raymond 🌻 🌻 🌻 !

And here are the replies 🌻

Oh wow that's a really powerful opening scene- and an even more hard-hitting nightmare. Already love how much Raymond cares about Twyla, and I look forward to worrying seeing the two as they go on a journey~

Thank you so much, reading this really made my day 🥺 it’s such a pleasure to see that this opening scene carried as much impact as it did—I was honestly scared it would either strike too softly or it would be too much!

And aaaa I love seeing that you’re enjoying the dynamic between Raymond and Twyla! Raymond is truly a soft-hearted bean, and I also am eager to see where they end up (she says, as if she doesn’t already know👀)



Oh, yeah, that's one hell of a way to open a run. Seconding the love for the dynamic between Raymond and Twyla we've already gotten to see from the first page alone. And also loving the art style of this run - You've found a great balance of balance of soft, almost sort of cozy coloring, textures, and lineart without sacrificing detail and clarity! Looking forward to seeing where things go from here :0

!! Much love 💖 I really wanted the art to feel very cozy and soft, and I’m excited to hear that’s exactly how it translated for you! It was a struggle to get the colors to work the way it did (especially for Raymond ufhdjkhs brown lineart on a brown pokémon was really NOT the brightest creative decision I ever made gfjhkgsa)

And I look forward to hopefully making you enjoy the run with each update! Thank you so much 💖



omg not me clicking next on dA expecting a second page already lmao

this looks AMAZING, the composition is laid out so nicely that my eyes just naturally go across the screen and the colors are soo soft, it feels like I'm reading a dream. just going to subtlety add this to my watch list


OMG HAHAHAHA :(( that just warms my heart so much! Hopefully, we’ll be getting that second page out soon 💖 it's really been kicking my butt ngl HAHAHA

But omg 💖 This page ended up so far from how it was initially thumbnailed and sketched, but I’m also really proud of how the panels ended up so fjklsdhfl it’s really nice to hear that how this was composed flowed so well for you !

and fhjklsafhlaadf 🥺 🥺



Loving the soft art style! 💖 Also there's an Eevee so I'm instantly sold, haha!

Interesting to see Red make an appearance as well despite this being a run of a Gen V game. I'm definitely looking forward to the next page!

100% EEVEE SUPREMACY! Tbh I’ve always wanted to have a run with an Eevee starter and I just decided: well, what’s stopping me? So here we are HAHAHA

And definitely 👀 can’t help but wonder why Red, of all people, is here hehe

Thank you so much! Here’s to hoping we meet your expectations with the next page 💖



welp. heres another nuzlocke to binge read, cant wait to see more

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Hoping to get to the point we have enough pages to actually binge! But aaaa comments like these definitely do light the fire under my butt fdjgskafhdja looking forward to getting these comics out 💖

And !! I'd like to thank you guys for your patience 💖 I'm a med student irl so it'll be a bit difficult to update as much as I want to—but I'll be doing my best for you guys! Here's to meeting your expectations for the next page really soon 💖
 

Kit_The_Feef

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I remember seeing this on Deviantart, nice.
 

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🌻 UPDATE (30/07/2021) - NUZLOCKE BLAZE BLACK: AHB 002 🌻

READ AHB 002 ON dA.

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Lots of thoughts about this page, both technical art-wise and storytelling-wise. This page was truly A Lot, but I'm very very proud of it~

  • 002 is finally done !! tbh i didn't anticipate that this page would take me a whole month to work on zzzzzzzzzzz when i was thumbnailing this page, it wasn't as technical as it turned out—just a bunch of squares, really! but i found the composition of that original sketch really uninteresting to draw. and so i learned a valuable lesson: making dialogue look interesting is hard. but!! i'm very proud of how this page turned out and i hope it delivered hehe 💖
  • i like to think that a lot of interesting things were introduced in this page~
    • MOCHI, for one! such a lovable idiot, that pup.
    • THEA—an absolute delight to write and draw. very much a ray of sunshine, this one. ☀️
    • RAYMOND 100% makes TWYLA do daily affirmations in the mirror before breakfast—and, surprise, even after X number of years doing it, she's still bad at them!
    • also pokemon speech?? but also pokemon can speak?? question mark?? what's that about.
    • finally, doesn't the guy in the picture look familiar to you? p sus, if you ask me... any thoughts on that? 👀
    • aaaaand, that's just the scratching the surface!

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I remember seeing this on Deviantart, nice.

Much love!! It means a lot that the page was striking enough to be remembered <3
 
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IS THAT A PIKACHU IN THE BACK OR DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME 👀👀👀

this page was so beautiful 🥺 you organized your dialogue very well btw so if that was a concern of yours, you don't have to worry cause it looks great

also can i just say that i love that the protag is 23?? im living for a young adult protag, i wish we could see that more in media in general so its so cool that you did that!! it makes things feel more real i think, if that makes sense
 

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I had wanted to post this a while ago but, unfortunately, our community experienced some hiccups huhu but we're back now! So to cap off our 002 update, we have the last panel in all its glory 💖

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AVAILABLE ALSO ON dA.

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IS THAT A PIKACHU IN THE BACK OR DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME 👀👀👀

YOU ARE NOT DECEIVED THAT IS, INDEED, A PIKACHU WHICH IS DEFINITELY SUS

this page was so beautiful 🥺 you organized your dialogue very well btw so if that was a concern of yours, you don't have to worry cause it looks great

also can i just say that i love that the protag is 23?? im living for a young adult protag, i wish we could see that more in media in general so its so cool that you did that!! it makes things feel more real i think, if that makes sense
and ow my heart huhu--the dialogue was really spooky this time around bc there was so much of it but aaaaa I'm so glad it was still easy on your eyes

AND YES!! More young adult protags please i agree w/ you 💯💯💯 the gravity of choice b/n an young adult and a teen/child is so different and poignant in their own ways!! like for me, whenever a child/teen makes difficult decisions it _hurts_ so so much bc you know they shouldn't be in a position to decide such things (they should be enjoying their youth pls life stop hurting our young ones hgkjdashgl), but when a young adult/adult does it, their consequences are fully theirs
 
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I love the soft color scheme of this comic! 😍 That's one way to include Red? in your comic. 0-0

Me @ the maelstrom of emotions Thea is giving me:
 

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Ooho, a fresh new comic and it's starting off spicy. It certainly sets the tone right off the bat, between the Incident and the way Twyla interacts with her pokemon and her mother and herself in the mirror, this is squaring up to be a thoughtful and melancholy journey, but not one without levity and healing. I love the art style you've paired with this too, the soft colors and papery texture, it really works well. I look forward to seeing where this goes.
 

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Oh, this has a hard-hitting start, but then it's suffused in all this beautiful flowing art and soft pastel colours... Hell of a tragedy Twyla's got to come back from, but I love the overriding sentiment of this story, the "you are not broken". I look forward to her journey of healing ❤️
 

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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!
Oh that scene in front of the mirror hits me right in the heart. You already got me rooting hard for everything to go well. I mean I know it's a nuzlocke, but a girl can hope!
 

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🌻 (25/11/2021) - RAYMOND GIJINKA 🌻

ALSO AVAILABLE ON dA.

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hello, friends! it’s been a while, hasn’t it — between med school exams, and just how difficult the page was to conceptualize and execute, 003 is really taking its sweet time dsahkghaf


BUT AHB will finally be back this weekend with 003!

and to celebrate AHB’s 003 completion, and to kick off (ig?) this weekend’s update, i want to share the run’s very first gijinka—who other than our dear guardian angel, RAYMOND


also! i’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read AHB—it warms my heart knowing you spent some of your time with something i made 🥺 it means so much to me that AHB is carving a tiny home here on the forums

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ahhh – welcome to our comic!! i hope you enjoy your time here <3

That's one way to include Red? in your comic. 0-0
yes!! that is our one and only golden boy stealing the show as he tends to do – as to what on earth he’s doing in a unova run, well—

Me @ the maelstrom of emotions Thea is giving me:
i'm sure THEA doesn’t mind HAHAHAHA if it were her observing rather than feeling, she’d want to dip out too dshkjafghakfa ((also omg the owl house))

thank you so much for checking AHB out!!

Ooho, a fresh new comic and it's starting off spicy.
welcome 🥺 thank you so much for stopping by dashgfkjf i'm such a fan of your work dhaskjfhakga

It certainly sets the tone right off the bat, between the Incident and the way Twyla interacts with her pokemon and her mother and herself in the mirror, this is squaring up to be a thoughtful and melancholy journey, but not one without levity and healing.
i'm happy you think so!! this is incredibly spot on with what AHB wants to be ((but gosh if this isn’t a Lot to navigate hdkasjghfaf; i don’t envy TWYLA one bit hahahasdsajf))

I look forward to seeing where this goes.
hopefully we don’t disappoint!!

hello!! welcome to the comic!! i hope you enjoy being here with us!!
Hell of a tragedy Twyla's got to come back from,
true enough dkjsahfag getting from what happened on mt. silver to deciding she could leave on another journey was already an Ordeal but!! hopefully with the support of her loved ones, she’ll manage to find whatever it is she’s looking for during her adventure

but I love the overriding sentiment of this story, the "you are not broken".
definitely agree :(( i felt it was important, not only for the characters, but also for everyone who passes by and shares some time here, to be reminded, no matter how gently, that we’re all just working through what we have – and none of that means we’re any less for it

I look forward to her journey of healing ❤️
thank you so much!! i really hope AHB doesn’t disappoint as we move along the story <3

Oh that scene in front of the mirror hits me right in the heart. You already got me rooting hard for everything to go well. I mean I know it's a nuzlocke, but a girl can hope!
you and me both jashdgjkasfa and i already know how this goes hahahahahhhhhhh

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I love the soft color scheme of this comic! 😍
I love the art style you've paired with this too, the soft colors and papery texture, it really works well.
Oh, this has a hard-hitting start, but then it's suffused in all this beautiful flowing art and soft pastel colours...

thank you so much, friends!! trying to pin down how exactly i wanted AHB to look was a Struggle and a half (AHB was originally going to look a loooooot more anime and a looooooot less softer, and more crisp than what we have now) — but i ended up deciding that if the content won't bring anyone comfort, the art might as well compensate for it HKJHADFSGK

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thank you so much, everyone! i hope you enjoy our RAYMOND gijinka, and i hope to see you this weekend for 003! have a great rest of your week!
 
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Ahhh, I love his Eevee floof as the lining of a coat! Looks like such a lovely friend in any form... I'm looking forward to AHB's grand return!
 

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New page! 💖

Oof, the panic sequence makes my heart twist because this is a hardcore nuzlocke of Blaze Black. There will be lots of graves. 😭
 

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oh god i love all these characters so much 😭 also her mom is genuinely so funny and sweet. i love how understanding she is with twyla, like its so sweet. its so nice to see a supportive parent, especially for a hardcore nuzlocke

i already know how bad this comic gonna hurt tho 😭😭 also the heartbeat being protrayed?? that was so freaking clever and having raymond as a support pokemon is honestly really cool. i can't wait to see how much further we see how this pokemon world handles mental health 👀👀
 

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