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Comic Johto Teen What The Water Gave Me - A SoulSilver Nuzlocke Comic

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27.11. part 41

effsnares

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
63
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
54
Pronouns
they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Fairy
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Hello and welcome, dear friends!
What The Water Gave Me (WWGM) is a story-heavy (but hopefully not heavy to read) SoulSilver Nuzlocke comic. Its main themes are friendship and forgiveness, cute Pokémon, and overcoming fear of failure.

But there's, like, a lot of cute Pokémon.

Updates twice a month.​

RULES
  • If it's dead, it's dead
  • No dupes clause
  • Gift Pokémon are allowed
  • No healing items in rival battles

DISCLAIMER
WWGM occasionally deals with mature themes in a non-explicit and non-glorifying manner. Every update with such themes will be behind a link and have clear warnings. Please pay attention to the content warnings below as they may update or expand as the story goes on. Despite the warnings the theme and overall tone of the comic is lighthearted and positive. WWGM is rated for teen audiences.

cw: substance/alcohol abuse and violence as a coping mechanism, child neglect, canon-typical violence with more explicit detail (Pokémon battles), themes of death, themes of non-explicit sexuality. The warnings below will be added to page links where they apply.
V - violence
L - strong language
BV - bad vibes

I'm a firm believer in using tools to reference and learn from!! If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. I don't trace or use other artists' work for direct reference.
- Indoor and arcitechture references - Sims 4
- Figure and pose references - Clip Studio Paint 3D modeling tool
- Hand and grip references - myself
CSP resources used:

たろ。■ 黒マメ ■ 0chimon0 ■ Yaa ■ こんきち ■ HisB ■ CGしゃーく■ omamori ■ makinoarco ■ Oldschool-girl ■ スミカワ ■ 星01 ■ SIKi ■ DOTORAM ■ PinkDovess ■

Thank all the wonderful people for these<3
Dingo
FoxRodDraws / Alora
Vippy


 
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Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,731
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dragon
  2. Cool
Pokédex Entry
"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
But there's, like, a lot of cute Pokémon.
Sign me up! 📝

There's also pretty water effects! (Hoping you pick Totodile if for no other reason than I get to see more pretty water effects on a pretty much guaranteed regular basis. >_>)
 

Nessi

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
773
Caught
Sep 5, 2019
Messages
391
Nature
Naive
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Ghost
God I´m so excited for this X3 I feel like this is gonna be one of the great ones <3
 

Garnet

Onion Boy
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Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
322
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
439
Location
Littleroot, Hoenn
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Quirky
Pronouns
They/He
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  1. Dark
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Very rarely, it hyperfocuses for days on end and produces a finished project. Despite this, it won't stop starting more that it never completes.
New comic? New comic 👀 You've already got me intrigued with that prologue, and ohhh look at all the Pokemon on the roofs and walking around with their trainers and stuff. Excited for this one!
 

mizar

young, dumb, and full of you know ;)
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
76
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
317
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lost
Nature
Quiet
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they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Dragon
Ooooo I'm excited! I had been eying the wips you were posting. Already got a non-traditional protagonist, maybe?
 

Kadew

*plotting something*
🌱Featurer
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Team Delta
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38
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2,043
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  2. Normal
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If you encounter a wild Kadew, best practice is to gently bully her into remembering that she loves to draw. She forgets, sometimes.
eyyy florence + the machine title, that's some good musical tastes there. And the comic itself? gorgeous, delightful for the eyes, and the main character Lyra already is dripping with character after just a scant few panels. I'm really looking forward to where this comic goes!
 

Bug

👉😎👉
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1
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Messages
2,658
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  1. Bug
  2. Cute
Pokédex Entry
oh fuck oh shit my dots...............................................................................................................................
Like, if I haven't made it clear enough up to this point in time: I am such a sucker for your art. Especially, ESPECIALLY your backgrounds. Those establishing shots are just... Chef's Kiss.
 

DistortionLocke

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975
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She/Her
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  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
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Anxious, sweet-toothed writer who hides amongst the papers. Only attacks when provoked.
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I was wondering what happened to you! Glad to see you making another run!
 
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effsnares

effsnares

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
63
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
54
Pronouns
they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Fairy
@Bowser's Family Vacation haha sorry, we stan grass starters in this house!! But you'll get water effects anyway, I promise!
@Nessi thank you so much, I hope you'll end up liking it<3
@Garnet thank you, I'm happy to hear that!!
@mizar hehee thank you! no comment on the protag ;3
@Kadew thanks so much ;w; Lyra is actually the obligatory supporting lesbian but that of course makes her only more important. My brain connects Johto and F+The Machine for some reason so the title was always going to be something related to that!
@Bug aaaaa thank you<3<3 ilu
@DistortionLocke LEMME JUST SAY I LAUGHED AT THIS

We meet a friend and a Menace. Also, I'm doing updates every other week now!
 

Hana

Sparkly eldritch horrorterror
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Team Delta
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Aug 22, 2019
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53
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Distortion World
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  1. Electric
  2. Ice
PPFFT Gold's face in the second panel is...... pure gold (pun 100% intended)
 

Nessi

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
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Caught
Sep 5, 2019
Messages
391
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Naive
Pronouns
She/Her
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  1. Grass
  2. Ghost
A whole Team of little gremlin demons <3 Kit and Nettie are such cute names too!
 

Garnet

Onion Boy
🌱Featurer
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
322
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Jul 2, 2019
Messages
439
Location
Littleroot, Hoenn
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
They/He
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Very rarely, it hyperfocuses for days on end and produces a finished project. Despite this, it won't stop starting more that it never completes.
Those descriptions are killing me, god. Met at the scene of the crime, certified munchkin... and boy, I hope nobody tells the IRS about Kit, hah! Loving these designs, too!
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
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Team Delta
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208
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Jun 30, 2019
Messages
3,346
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Gatto Region
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Quirky
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Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Loves music, worldbuilding, anthropomorphism, horrible puns, and Masquerain.
Nettie and Kit are adorable little gremlins and I love how you designed them. The little leaves around Nettie's neck really sell the redesign, and they are both bean-shaped and thus friend-shaped.
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

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"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
Gold can't control his demons when he is Head Gremlin. 👿
 

DistortionLocke

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975
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  1. Dark
  2. Ghost
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Anxious, sweet-toothed writer who hides amongst the papers. Only attacks when provoked.
I saw Kit’s description and immediately thought of this:
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effsnares

effsnares

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
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Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
54
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they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Fairy
@Hana fdsfdgffg I appreciate it...
@Nessi yes, their trainer included!!
@Garnet thank you, I had a great time coming up with them : D
@Trollkitten thank you so much!! Nettie had to be fluffy for plot relevant reasons to be revealed later, I'm glad you like him<3
@Bowser's Family Vacation you hit the nail on the head!
@DistortionLocke I FULLY APPRECIATE THIS

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I'm doing the update a bit early because I won't be online tomorrow, but here you go!
 

Nessi

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
773
Caught
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Messages
391
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She/Her
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  1. Grass
  2. Ghost
I loooooove those Backgrounds! God they are just amazing
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

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"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
What are best friends for if not to be an idiot? and an idiot who is annoyingly good with pokemon is a useful idiot c:
 

DistortionLocke

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975
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Anxious, sweet-toothed writer who hides amongst the papers. Only attacks when provoked.
As someone with sharp canines, can I tell you how much I appreciate Lyra’s teeth?
 

ACottontail

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I wonder what Lugia's connection to Lyra is. The prologue was most likely from her perspective, and the comic is called what the water gave me so I'm guessing that Lugia gave her something special. Unless it was a second chance at life. While dinner is most likely more expensive than 3 oran berries, Lyra does risk getting fired or having those berries taken out of her paycheck. By the title I would guess that Lyra gets Totodile, but since Gold has Chikorita and the rival who's normally named Silver takes the starter that is strong against yours I'm guessing that she gets Cyndaquil. Since I'm assuming that Lyra is the main character, since this is a nuzlocke she'll have to start a journey eventually. I wonder what will make her go? I can see being a trainer as paying better than her current job, or Gold's stunt getting her fired.
 

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