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[May 7, 2021] Godless Lands [vizarding]

Comic Unova Teen Gijinka Godless Lands - A Pokemon White Gijinkalocke

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a Lesbian Gijinkalocke about ritual fights for your God

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A artist hailing from the land of Stephen King's Maine, avoiding evil clowns and drawing day and night.
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Welcome to the land of Unova, a civilization thriving under the protection of its very many Gods. Praying to the Gods grants one the Gift of Power, and the Gift of Growth.

There is a God to worship for almost anything, but the major pantheon is defined by eight major shrines set up in cities across the lands, and the hierarchy is maintained by those who dwell upon the Mountain on High, by the Great Four the Champion themself whom everyone in the Unova region pays tribute to. Pokemon may take a Pilgrimage once they reach a certain age to bring renown to their own God they worship under their household. Spreading the good word and accumulating followers to their cause to possibly take their worship to new heights and honor their God as Champion.

The 'Godless' are those who abandon the great shrines and choose to do their worship alone, without the flair of the cities and the festivals, known for occasionally straying from their singular prayer to seek refuge among those seeking a Pilgrimage. N, a Zorua, an advocate for the Godless and Team Plasma, wishes to tear down the walls of secular worship and unite the region. He will stop at nothing to achieve this goal, even ripping the pantheon down itself.

Saffron is a young Oshawott, just of age to begin her Pilgrimage. She is a prodigy, gifted with swiftness and a cool head, and is the eldest daughter of the Priestess of Uriel, Goddess of Death. Most fear to speak their name, for fear of invoking their icy hold, and Saffron's mother wishes to change that with her daughter's journey. But Saffron does not wish to go. But her wants barely matter under their roof. Perhaps leaving might give her a sense of purpose which she lacks.


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Hello! My name is Alan (he/him) and this is my nuzlocke comic! I've been doing nuzlockes for a decade now, wild to think about, and I thought this comic would be a nice cool down in the event of my other comic work. It's for fun, mostly, and a chance to play through Unova with an Oshawott again which I missed terribly. I wanted to do a Gijinkalocke, but what I always get hung up on is how to interpret the trainers, which is when I had this fun little idea to make them gods! Pokemon dedicate themselves to their trainer, so why not!

The rules for this nuzlocke are as follows.
  • If a Pokemon faints, it is considered dead and placed in a box labeled 'grave' and can not be used again.
  • Can only catch the first pokemon in each route
    • Let's Go Lesbians clause: I must catch the first girl of the area because I'm a dumb lesbian who doesn't want to write men.​
      • If the pokemon is genderlocked or agender, it must be caught anyway.​
    • Gift pokemon are free
    • Dupes clause
    • Shiny clause
  • All Pokemon must be named.
  • Blackout is not game over, you must pick yourself up and go with what's in the box!




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Update schedule has yet to be decided yet! Sorry about that, I want to get a feel for the comic first.
 
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Well this is an opening

Really like the concept of the trainers just being literal gods
And our protag here has the death goddess as a mother
..... I feel like that'll result in some problems for Saffron

Looking solid so far, can't wait to see what's next
 

localhoney

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N, a Zorua, an advocate for the Godless and Team Plasma, wishes to tear down the walls of secular worship and unite the region.
This is already very 👀

I love anything to do with Unova, and this is no different. Love the twist on the first two starter battles that are usually kinda lame and making them pull their own weight as far as some potential worldbuilding. Definitely going to follow along with this one!
 

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Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm glad it's interesting so far!

I think I'll try to update once a week, but we'll see if I can keep that pace. It depends on how much I cover per part.

And now, issue 2!
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I love this art style so much??? It fits perfectly with the story's bleak vibe. Also as Uberle pointed out, Saffron's goddess made me go 👀

Andy is just such a sweetheart, I just want her to be safe and happy ;w;
 

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Oh shit. Love the design for N and (presumably) Ghetsis, as well as the way that you drew the Water Gun. Excited to see your take on this Godless conflict and how it comes to a boil as the story progresses.

Great work!
 

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Saffron is taking precisely zero shit from anyone and I am here for it
 

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Hello! New update! Thanks again for all the nice words :) I'm glad people are enjoying so far!

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On the way to Straiton, Saffron got a crit hit that left her with one hp so I thought I'd have her in a sling to reference that little incident. Cody was only level 10 when I took on the gym bc grinding without audino is madness in unova, but she survived! i didn't need to call in reinforcements! also it only took me two tries to reset for a girl, can you believe it?
 

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I've only known Cody for a minute, but I love her so much.

Your style of drawing battles is so good! There's such a dynamic flow to it, the different angles and the closeups make it such an intense battle. I'm curious as to how Cody felt after being yanked (literally and metaphorically I guess) into a battle, that she seemed really hesitant about 🤔
 

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Update time!

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The fight against the grunts was easy and then I managed to catch a munna in the grass so I just combined the two. Nothing about a Fennel quest, sorry! Also I realized I forgot to write in the initial rules that gift pokemon are free but there's so little gift pokemon in unova......
 

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Your battles are so fluid and dramatic, I'm in love 😍 I'm glad Saffron finds space for all of the Godless in her pilgrimage even though she doesn't even want to do it. Loving the addition of Cody and Sunday, and their designs too.
 

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I just noticed this, but I love how you conceptualize each character's personality by their speech bubbles! I absolutely love Sunday and her design, she's just so pretty 😍
 

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this is such a creative take on black and white and it's absolutely amazing! i love how you took the team plasma focus in unova and actually displayed it from the pokemon's point of view, and the way you integrated nuzlocke rules into "followers" is sick. super nice stuff here!
 

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Oh Man what a cool concept! What a way to start
 

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cool start so far! its feels like its own original comic even though its a pokemon run
 

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Last time I checked there were only one page, but suddenly there are already 4??
Saffron might be an oshawott, but you are the one who knows the move aqua jet!

with the main character being follower of Goddess of death I figure there will be many happening in this run
I guess when it happen, it won;y be our usual nuzlocke death, eh?

your design are pretty neat! you should make character reference sheet for them!
 

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Hello! New update! Thanks again for all the nice words :) I'm glad people are enjoying so far!

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On the way to Straiton, Saffron got a crit hit that left her with one hp so I thought I'd have her in a sling to reference that little incident. Cody was only level 10 when I took on the gym bc grinding without audino is madness in unova, but she survived! i didn't need to call in reinforcements! also it only took me two tries to reset for a girl, can you believe it?

Hi, It is I, the manager of Protect Cody Squad

Love the run and the idea behind it! Amazing job
 

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Wow this is a really neat premise for a run. I like the complicated relationships with religion the various characters are expressing. This is a really solid start you've got so far!
 

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Hello! One more update for this weekend! Thank you all for the lovely comments!
@localhoney : thank you! Doing this comic is a practice for fight scenes so I'm glad to know I'm succeeding.
@bumblebee : I try to have speech bubbles have their own personality, along with dialogue, so you can tell who's talking!
@sociopathicotter : Fun fact, I originally was thinking a Kanto nuzlocke of frlg w the idea, but then thinking abt it more, I felt like it would go better with BW's story! W the overarching themes and freedom of choice.
@Velink : Eheheh I've been told I draw fast before, and I've just been utilizing my days off to draw. I do have roughs for all their base designs but maybe once I get a more solid team I'll clean them up and post them! Thanks for the compliments.

And thank you to everyone for the general compliments you're all SO sweet I'm not sure what else to say!

And now the update!
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Til next weekend that will be my next update!
 

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Saffron's really got it goin' on XD but more seriously, I do love that you've introduced a little intraparty conflict here. I'm so used to most runs just having the main band just be merry and try and get along, but having Saffron at the helm turns that on its head. I wonder how large her congregation will grow and how its size might affect Uriel's influence... very exciting!
 

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