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Comic Kalos Teen Gijinka Playing with Fire [X Gijinka Nuzlocke]

Extravanganza Accordian Demo

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
playing_with_fire_banner_by_sprout_of_life_dedntvk-pre.jpg

The Kalos region is changing quicker than ever before; The league is becoming more popular, magic is becoming stronger, and a new champion with brutal tactics has been instated.

August lost someone close to him to these changes, and he can't help but hate them for it. However, his fate has been decided for him, and battling the league is currently his only path. He just hopes things don't end as abruptly for him as it did his father...

Updates about monthly

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RULES:
- If a Pokemon faints, it becomes dead, and must be perma-boxed.
-You may only catch the first encounter on each route/ location.
- Forced encounters don’t count and cannot be caught.
- Dupe Clause and Shiny Clause stand
-Legendary Pokemon may not be used.
-Mega evolution may only be used in key battles (eg. Gyms/Elite four/ Champion
-Whiting out, means game over.
-Starter fainting means game over.


Read 'Playing with fire' at: Deviantart
Asks and Update announcements: Sprout-locke Tumblr


 
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RocketVulpix

So cute yet so evil.
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1231
Caught
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
77
Location
Somewhere in Kalos
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Dark
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found on Nugget Bridge begging to be allowed to join Team Rocket.
Aaah, it’s always so exciting to see Kalos gijinka runs! Definitely following! I’m super intrigued by August’s backstory and his apparent connection to Sycamore- he’s obviously a mentor or guardian of some sort, but the similar first names make me think he’s some kind of family friend who’s also dealing with the loss that has August grieving so badly. Looking forward to more!
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
Ah! Finally a new update! Sorry if this is not how people usually show updates on here, I'm still getting used to Nuzforums!

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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
Aaah, it’s always so exciting to see Kalos gijinka runs! Definitely following! I’m super intrigued by August’s backstory and his apparent connection to Sycamore- he’s obviously a mentor or guardian of some sort, but the similar first names make me think he’s some kind of family friend who’s also dealing with the loss that has August grieving so badly. Looking forward to more!
Thank you! All I can say without big spoilers is that there is definitely a connection there, just maybe one that August doesn't like. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it!
 

ACottontail

Johto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
782
Nature
Timid
There's a lot of mystery piling on this beginning of the comic. Sycamore pulled some strings to get August unbanned from the league, and he seems forced into it because of his dad(Maybe the dad died or was banished?) Still the Zigzagoon was a real fakeout. I assumed that it would be your first catch, but no it joined up with the Weedle you failed to catch to mug August. Missing a catch so early on must have been tough, though it's a nice use of the pokemon you failed to catch.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
There's a lot of mystery piling on this beginning of the comic. Sycamore pulled some strings to get August unbanned from the league, and he seems forced into it because of his dad(Maybe the dad died or was banished?) Still the Zigzagoon was a real fakeout. I assumed that it would be your first catch, but no it joined up with the Weedle you failed to catch to mug August. Missing a catch so early on must have been tough, though it's a nice use of the pokemon you failed to catch.
I can't tell if this is a good or bad thing, lmao. I just wanted to convey a few battles that had happened early on, since a lot of nuz-comics I've read don't include minor battles unless there's an evolution or death, and I didn't want to fall into that trap. The weedle was terrifying, honestly- I thought I was going to have to restart already. Luckily, I got a pretty good teammate on the next route, who's yet to be revealed.

As for August's past, there is certainly some mystery. Throughout the comic, he'll start to come to terms with what happened and start to share with the group. I'll just say that it's something to do with the current champion and her style of battling.

Thanks for reading, though!
 

ACottontail

Johto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
782
Nature
Timid
It's interesting that you made August escort Acacia to Shalour. On top of giving August a reason to travel, I assume you boxed Acacia there as I guess that a Vivillon could start to fall behind at that point. Still I feel like August will meet a lot of people by then that will make him keep going. But why would you include a Caterpie and Azurill wanting to fight if they didn't do anything relevant? The Weedle being a failed catch that tries to rob from August was pretty cool, so I feel like they'll lead up to something a bit more than just being OHKOed. My guess is that it'll introduce a new friend, someone will learn a move or Acacia will evolve.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
It's interesting that you made August escort Acacia to Shalour. On top of giving August a reason to travel, I assume you boxed Acacia there as I guess that a Vivillon could start to fall behind at that point. Still I feel like August will meet a lot of people by then that will make him keep going. But why would you include a Caterpie and Azurill wanting to fight if they didn't do anything relevant? The Weedle being a failed catch that tries to rob from August was pretty cool, so I feel like they'll lead up to something a bit more than just being OHKOed. My guess is that it'll introduce a new friend, someone will learn a move or Acacia will evolve.
Your pretty spot on- I'm using it as a way to introduce a new teammate - though I can say as much as neither the azurill or caterpie will be caught. Those two aren't relevant, but the way it introduces August to this new teammate and how it'll make them view him.
And Acacia in Shalour? We'll see how that ends up.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
CAMEO CALL FOR PLAYING WITH FIRE


Hi everyone! First of all I'd love to thank you for all the support I've had on comic! It's been really fun reading all the feedback, predictions and nice messages! You guys are too kind.

Secondly, we are approaching Santalune City, and rather than having meaningless background characters, I'd love to get you involved, by allowing cameos into the comic! If you have a character that fits the below, I'd love to use them for comic, so If you'd like you can add them to the spreadsheet!

The only rules are:

  • Characters must be Pokemon Gijinka designs​


  • Designs must be your own​


  • They cannot be legendries, mythical or ultra beasts.​

Please add any willing characters to the spreadsheet with links to their reference sheet and your account (Especially if on tumblr or others)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hvvw5qjIC1zw1wz6u0RstmvZILLhpj0foTAx_2i699s/edit?usp=sharing


Thank you so much! I hope to be able to draw some characters!
 

ACottontail

Johto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
782
Nature
Timid
Of all the things August could have lost to, he lost to a Caterpie that only used tackle. At least they were both Gijinkas with at least average human strength, or it would be a lot more embarrassing. I like how you made Jakob already evolved to show how he already has battling experience. It'll be interesting to see him mentor the others, though it looks like August doesn't really want it. I wonder what Narcissa is hiding. My current guess is that she kills the challengers who fail to beat her when previous champions didn't. I'm also guessing that she's going to push for there to be more death battles in the entire region to weaken challengers before they can get to her, and to make her methods look more reasonable through being normalized. I'm guessing that she got to August's dad, who dared to take her down.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
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Deviantart | From the beginning
WARNING this page shows: Implied Death and Low Detail Depictions of Gore! I've put it in a mature cover for good measure! If you want a censored version find it here!

Of all the things August could have lost to, he lost to a Caterpie that only used tackle. At least they were both Gijinkas with at least average human strength, or it would be a lot more embarrassing. I like how you made Jakob already evolved to show how he already has battling experience. It'll be interesting to see him mentor the others, though it looks like August doesn't really want it. I wonder what Narcissa is hiding. My current guess is that she kills the challengers who fail to beat her when previous champions didn't. I'm also guessing that she's going to push for there to be more death battles in the entire region to weaken challengers before they can get to her, and to make her methods look more reasonable through being normalized. I'm guessing that she got to August's dad, who dared to take her down.
Pretty interesting ideas! I'm sure once you've read this page, you'll see what's going on! And yes- More embarrassing August battles to come. He's an inexperienced teen, he's bound to mess up a few times.
 

ACottontail

Johto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
782
Nature
Timid
Narcissa is just asking to be taken down if she does things like that. I can already sense that August is going to end up building a team to fight and bring her down to avenge his father. I can imagine that he'll run into enough people mad at Narcissa to build up a team. If Narcissa's held item can be a knife, does that mean that someone can bring in a gun as a held item too? Narcissa may be a psychic type, but those steel bullets will be super effective.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
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First | Next

Nearing the first anniversary of Playing with Fire, so thought I'd update the cover! Went with something more simplistic this time!
I really like how this turned out!


Criticism and comments will be greatly appreciated!

TUMBLR: Here
DEVIANTART: Here
 

ACottontail

Johto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
782
Nature
Timid
I see that your new cover is of August's dad's team, or at least, what Narcissa made of them. That is ominous, and highlights how brutal the new champion is. Looking back at the previous cover I realize it's of August in a coffin with a line over his neck. The champion's planning to do the same to him if he fails.
 
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
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Bruciey

Bruciey

Travelling a region from my bed
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3651
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
17
Location
The deepestdarkest cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Always setting nuz-comic goals but nearly never completing them.
devcoh9-7933eb94-4259-4848-ad43-0941c8124dd6.png


Soo... It's been an entire year of the comic?? To me, that's so crazy! I'm usually so bad at sticking the projects, but these kiddos mean so much to me and I can't wait to share more with you guys!

Here's to another year of Playing with Fire!​
 

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