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IJAG Chapter 2 by Lady-Kyndle IJAG Chapter 2 by Lady-Kyndle
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GIJINKA CALL!EDIT: I'm in the process of sketching out Chapter 4, and I'm only 3 pages in (of a 16 page chapter) with over 20 needed cameo appearances already! :iconshockplz: And MORE to come as I continue to sketch out the chapter! :faint: Rustboro is gonna be a little busy! So I'm going to need a LOT of cameos! If you know someone who designs gijinkas, let them know that I'm looking for cameos, too! The more, the merrier!
Cameos will appear randomly as needed throughout the story! Which is often!
It's Just A Game has officially started, and I need gijinkas to put in the run as cameos! I'd rather get them now instead of worrying about it later.
A few ground rules, just so people won't ask a bunch of questions:
1) Any gijinka from any generation will do, so long as it's one YOU'VE made (or had designed/commissioned) and it's based off of a Pokemon 
2) I'm only accepting HUMANOID gijinkas! No regular Pokemon or Pokesonas (unless said Pokesona is humanoid) p


EDIT: Fixed the title card to say Chapter 2, fixed a couple spelling errors, and added a few more effects.

Plot stuff! So, in making this nuzlocke, I decided to try a few different things with my writing style, particularly attempting to incorporate symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony. Thus, this chapter is kind of a triple header, figuratively  speaking. There are a LOT of little details inside of this chapter that probably NO ONE is going to notice until it becomes relevant in later chapters. Kind of sucks, but such is the way I choose to work XD. That being said, the things you don't understand now will make total sense later on... or about as much sense as I can make them out to be, come time for the bigger reveals.

Art-wise, I'm terribly proud of this chapter. I have a lot of things I still need to practice, but MAN, I can feel myself learning! It's a blast. I wish there could be more action, but not every chapter can have an ass-kicking in it, ha ha. Oh, and in case it's not clear, Wally and Norman both know Axel (and Tessa). Why? That'll be explained in more detail later. If you're sensing some hostility on Norman's part against Axel, then yes, you're senses are working fine, and again, it'll be explained later XD. No, Axel didn't sell him bad fruit or anything. But feel free to theorize! I love theories~

Oh, and Sam may or may not be discovering his own special preferences throughout the story. For the record, though, he's pansexual.

Norman ended up looking like a cross between Wolverine and a sumo wrestler, whoops

And before I forget, CAMEOS:
:iconyellowy-yellow:'s Ozzy, :iconsomemuttupnorth:'s Pokesona, :iconangelofcryinghearts:'s Amaranthus, :iconphyllocactus:'s Aqua, :iconskeyehunter:'s Chime, :iconhidd3nlor3:'s Lily, :icontwilidragonrin:'s Saya, :iconlation410:'s Drake, :iconryua:'s Guaril, :iconpkmnmasterwheeler:'s Bolt, and :iconwriterraven:'s Isaiah

Fun Facts:
- What sets the gods and the regular Pokemon (gijinka and naturals) apart is that the Gods can shift between their Gijinka and Natural forms, among other things, like being superior in intellect and power. Due to this imbalance of power, Arceus made all the "gym badges" from various stones and locked a bit of power in each one. When 8 are combined, they supposedly have the power to stop a demi-god. To stop an ACTUAL GOD...? Yeah, no. 

- Norman is mainly a worshiper of Groudon. In Hoenn, the Pokemon worship one, two, all, or none of the three main gods. As far as religion goes, about 50% of the population actively worships. In total, 40% of the population worships Rayquaza, and 10% worship either Kyogre or Groudon. Axel isn't religious, but Tessa is. She worships Kyogre.

- The honey cakes Sam devoured were made by Axel. He specializes in baking, but can cook generally anything. In his youth, he aspired to be a chef, but it didn't pan out for him. ^^;



First: IJAG Chapter 0 by LadyKindle
Previous: IJAG Chapter 1.2 by LadyKindle
Next: IJAG Chapter 3.1 by LadyKindle


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I just want to say that you have me hooked on this story! I love how you put a spin on the game like this. I gave you four start for originality because this is a Pokemon game based comic BUT like I said before you are putting a whole new spin on it for a Nuzklocke. I gave you all five starts for technique because I love the art style that you are using for this comic (loved your style for your old Nuzlocke as well). I also love all the little but noticeable effects. All in all this is a very great and original Nuzlocke comic and I can't wait to see more!
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HidanGod Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY COW!!! I don't think I have the words to express how blown away I am by this update. It's incredible-- everything about it, from the colors, to the style, to the worldbuilding, to the super-expanded plot (seriously, I think I got at least 100x more invested in the story from this update alone), to the designs, to your dedication with regard to backgrounds, and the awesome gymleader!gijinka designs (I've always wanted to see something like that done).... I love this!!!! I can't wait to see more!

To be honest, I was about 50-50 on this run at first, bookmarking it mostly because I was interested in the evil Jirachi. But this new worldbuilding just has me HOOKED. Like oh man, I suddenly started imagining my own gijinka pokemon fitting into this world about halfway through reading. You really went above and beyond with this one! Wow!

(Also, I can't believe we have the same headcanon regarding Legendary Pokemon Gijinka being the only ones able to "shift" into their more monstrous forms versus a normal-sized form... so cool to find a kindred spirit! And the Torchic character having a wife really worries me... I'm so scared he won't come home to her. But I'm so eager to see what happens next!)
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad to have caught your interests! The general consensus is that Evil!Jirachi is probably everyone's favorite thing about this run, but as the plot goes on, I hope more things will catch readers' interests. ^^ World building was a big part of this run, and I'm excited to show more of it in future updates. Thank you for the compliments as well! ^^ I'm glad that the world makes you feel like you can immerse your own characters in it. I think that's a good quality for a story to have, so to hear that I'm succeeding at that really makes me happy!

The head cannon on Legendary Pokemon gijinkas being able to shift should be more popular! I'm surprised to have not seen it in too many runs! It's for sure going to be a thing that happens in THIS run (mostly because I DO still want to draw actual Pokemon, too!), so be on the lookout for that in much later chapters! Stay tuned!
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A-KTheLittleFairy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So that sounds that Archie won't be a Gjinka, but real human! I think. I'm really enjoying your story so far! And your art style is nice!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Though Archie will be a gijinka too. Sam is the only human in this story ^^
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A-KTheLittleFairy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay that's an interesting aspect regarding the prophecy that will awaken Kyogre.
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Animaltamer7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, the lore is building up quite well!:D So how does the system work for the Legendaries?
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legendaries are kind of in a class of their own. Their power is so great that it's almost unfathomable to be able to hold one down. The demi-gods aren't as powerful, though, so there ARE methods to detain them. However, the other gods, who control constructs, elements, and ideologies are impossible to hold down.

Think of it this way: you can't control the sea (Kyogre) or earthquakes (Groudon) or the weather (Rayquaza), but you CAN, to a degree, control a wish (Jirachi) depending on how you ask it. Some demi-gods don't even control anything in particular; they're just there as powerful beings like Latios and Latias. They ride off the power of other higher powered Gods (I imagine that Latios and Latias move through the wind, thus are lesser beings constructed by Rayquaza's element). The astronomical difference in power is kind of a flaw in the system, but hey! That's the way gods work: "I'm a way more powerful creature, so worship me or I'll destroy you." Not that the gods are looking to destroy anything anymore!...Or are they...?
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gamer2332 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Yeah, to seal a god, you must get all 40, soon to be 48, gym badges...
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly! Though to collect ALL the badges just to stop ONE god seems like an en devour NO ONE wants to partake in...
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Phyllocactus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
hooooooo cameo!!! aqua and others look gr8t!
wally is precious, sam is precious. also Norman ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I'm so bad at making comments..
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Glad to hear it (I'm trying so hard not to butcher anyone's characters beyond recognition XD)

All the little boys are sweet muffins. All the older men are aljdlsakfdfk 
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Did Sam... touch the boot? :la: I think he did!

And jeez... Three years for a cart? I know you said that this stuff is expensive, but it can't the that expensive! It was a friggin wooden cart! And it's not like he broke the whole thing. I'm pretty sure he just broke the sheet thingy over it and maybe a piece of cargo.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*whispers*he touched the butt~

It's more than just the cart XD Sam also destroyed all the crops and various bits of property WITHIN the cart, to include the vases and trees and fruit Axel COULD'VE sold later. Since Sam has no monies, he'll have to replace all that stuff... except Axel was selling all the rare berries, which are very hard to come by, even in Hoenn, and thus, are very expensive. Poor Sam caught Axel on a bad day XD

But the Torchic is also being a PRETTY petty... and cheap. Tessa got the cart custom-made for him, so he was very attached to it. He wants comps for pain and suffering too!
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
I don't think any day would be good if you had a random child falling on your head. :XD:

So in the end Norman basically said: 'Adopt the kid and this will make you even'. :D
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, probably not XD

"Adopt the kid" ha
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Flurmimon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, all of this world-building stuff makes me feeling reading a actual story! I should start putting effort in world-building, but I'm still making the fourth of five continents and have to think how the second and the fourth continent will differ from the other two ones (the one with the first four regions, already posted. And another one with Unova and Kalos). Hmm...

I guess Jirachi's true plan is world destruction (Delta Episode maybe, since I assume Deoxys just wants to learn about Earth and it could be manipulated by Jirachi) by using Sam by playing the "game".
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that! Actually, this story kind of started off as an original story, but it's missing elements were filled in by nuzlocke XD This run is unique for me in the sense that I wrote 90% of the story before I even had the game in my hand! So it'll play out a little differently than normal nuzlockes and center around it's plot. ^^

Jirachi's end game... I wonder XD Nice theories! I love those! 
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ChineseViking Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy exposition, Batman! That's a lot to take in at once.

Norman's design is really cool, and his characterization definitely seems to fit the world you've set up. Someone with that amount of power isn't going to give things away that easily. He really looks like the kind of guy that could take out the newcomers with one well-timed punch too- though I guess that comes with being a Slaking.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeyup. Wanted to get it out of the way so I could move on to the action and other stuff XD

Norman's design was a pain in the butt to make, but overall, I think I'm really okay with it XD More than likely, when we return to him, he'll have a different outfit and a more official look. For now, he's just looking like a tired old man, in the sense of he's tired of all this B.S. But he's also VERY powerful, so yeah, I'm glad that got conveyed too, even though he doesn't so much as stand up ha ha
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MintBubbie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Kin, just a little friendly heads up. On the panel with Sam's arm in the mud, instead of Perish, you put Parrish.
And in the panel with Norman's hand, instead of Bring, you have Briing. I just figured you'd like to fix these.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Fixed those up~
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MintBubbie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob, bob!
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Aether108 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Nice! Your world-building skills are ON POINT, man. You put a nice spin on the Pokemon world for sure, but you also focused on the details of government and even religion! I don't see that often in nuzlocke comics, or even stories in general. This is fantastic writing so far. I can't wait for the next chapter ehe~

Oh, and your art style has really been improving over the years. I started following you some time ago on your old account so I could watch your Soul Silver nuzlocke (Chikoru was the best oml). It's definitely moved away from the generic anime style. Your style now is really unique, and you've improved a lot with paneling too! I'm glad you're still in the nuzlocke business lol XD Anyways, looking forward to what's next!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you've liked the world-building so far. More to come~

Also, thank you! I'm really happy with this new style, so I'm glad it's going over well. I'm happy to be back in the business, heh heh XD
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Aether108 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your older style was great as well (especially how your drew the pokemon oml)! But this is really impressive as well! Good luck on the rest of your run~
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ryua Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am always really intrigued by the handling of religion in the Pokemon worlds. I like the way you've got it laid out.

Nice explanation of the way the government is laid out, too. It's a lot of information to get down, but having Axel explain it to Sam is a good way to get it all across.

I like how Axel says the castle isn't busy, but that is a looot of people in there. What's it look like when there is a rush? Also, wheeee, Guaril in the background!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Religion is something I've always been fascinated with, and I wanted to incorporate it into this world to add on a layer of realism, in a way. ^^ Chapter 2 was basically set up to be an info-dump, just so I could move the story forward at the pace I want to later. ^^ Sacrifices. But hey, I put my best foot forward with the designing of the chapter, so give-and-take~

As for the castle's business, it's a pretty light night. Most times, there are long-ass lines to see Norman XD His territory covers from Littleroot Town to Petalburg Woods, so naturally, he's taking care of a large chunk of the region! Imagine the lines at the DMV on a Saturday. This is basically the normal business day in that place. And yep, cameos~
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JadedStrayHyena Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016   Writer
Norman's pretty beastly.
And Wally somehow got more androgynous which I didn't think was possible.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Norman works out and eats like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Except, y'know, he's got a body-builder's body with a big belly.

Androgynous Wally is the best Wally XD
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Sunlocke Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I like Norman's throne. It looks kind of Volcanion-like as much as Groudon. And Wally of course is lawfully required to be cute.
Story wise this is a lot to take in at once, but it's interesting for sure, it really gets things moving. I'm looking forwards to this story.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very proud of that throne, even though it was a pain in the butt to design and color. Luckily, Groudon has a fairly basic color scheme, so that saved me from chopping off my own hand in frustration XD Wally is an adorable cinnamon roll. Of course, while I specialize in cute, Wally will grow as the story goes on. It'll be fun to see, I promise! 

Chapter 2 is quite an info-dump, but a necessary one. The next few chapters will have heavy action to make up for it, though! 
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TwiliDragonRin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Writer
This chapter is chapter two, but on the very top of the title it says chapter 0, not sure if that's a mistake or if that's just me

Anyways, geez all this is just getting me fired up for the rest of the series! Love the art style you have for yourself and that little rainbow panel at the end is just so cute!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fixed! Thanks for pointing that out~

Also, glad you're excited! I'm looking forward especially to the next few chapters~ Rainbows for the win! 
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RRevenant Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wally must be quite well respected for Norman to consider this plan, although I quite enjoy his severity and how you blended Norman and his signature Pokemon quite excellently! Design wise, this is such a solid update, I can really just admire all the work you put into the backgrounds and designs. 

Now, I'm really excited about this "Tamer" mechanic that's going to come into play. In the hands of the wrong person, it could be really dangerous to have someone who can manipulate others like that. Sam is quite a pure person so far, but even good people can make mistakes, so you're setting yourself up for a really rich piece of action! I can't wait to see what comes of it, especially now that we're on the adventure!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wally is Norman's number 1 adviser. If Wally says they should do the thing, Norman does the thing. Trust the little boy with the psychic powers, he will lead the way to glory... or at least minimal bloodshed. Maybe. XD Norman was a beast to design. I struggled so hard on the colors for him, it was ridiculous. And thanks! ^^ It was a pain in the butt, especially considering that there's no real action, but I like how it turned out nonetheless. ^^

As for the "Tamer" ability... we'll soon find out! It certainly is a useful thing, but also extremely dangerous. Though, not without it's limits. Sammy is a pure cinnamon roll for now, but hey, this is a nuzlocke. Shit's bound to hit the fan at some point or another. The action to come is certainly some great material I'm looking forward to! Stick around for some kick-ass spectacles~ 
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RRevenant Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, of course! I like that path with Wally, especially since he gets a bad rap usually ): I think you did a great job rounding out the design, so congrats on getting through it! 

Yessss, I know that it can definitely have some negative consequences. I have my theories that it and mega evolution have a connection and serious consequences as a result of :V But I'll just sit here with my little plotting raccoon hands....
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh heh, I love theories ^^ Makes me feel like I'm doing my job as a story teller~ Of course, as the story goes on, more clues (and bombs) will be dropped, so it's going to be fun to see how right (or wrong) some people are!

Tiny raccoon hands, ha ha ha
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RRevenant Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOu definitely are! I'm certainly going to hold  onto my theories, but I cheat because :V English major magic gives me an edge. 

Oh yes, though...my hands are actually kinda tremendous so :V RIP
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Yarrix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Great job with this chapter. I like how you explained how the Gouverment works and made this like a "normal" Pokemon Journey with collecting badges^^
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm very happy with the overall result. ^^ It's been fun building up this world as I go along.
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Velink Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist
Woo! Norman's castle sure is beau~!
and damn, you sure move teh gear together on how they will make Sam travel the region collecting stones, hahah.
His controlling power does seems to be very dangerous tho..
I wonder if it will eventually become complete mind control
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it is~ I had a lot of fun creating the concepts for it. Considerably less fun coloring it all, but hey, at least Japanese designs are lovingly minimalistic, so I didn't lose a hand designing the place!

Well, I didn't want to stray TOO far into the realm of "original story" XD Even though technically, this story started out as an original one. It's been well adapted into the nuzlocke form. ^^ Badge collecting is the pentacle of Pokemon games, after all!

As for Sam's ability... we shall see~
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DragonBabbu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh boy oh boy im extremely so excited about this!
You really put so much effort on it and I really like these expressions you made on them!
Keep up your best work there!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear! Despite the lack of action, this chapter pretty much sets up the entire story and has a lot of clues as to what may be happening later on... I'm very excited to get there, though it'll be quite a while lol

Also, thanks! I'm doing my best to put in the maximum effort I can affod on this comic, since I feel the story is worth it.  ^^
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Silver13riolu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
... Dang Sam you've caused a lot of trouble.
Also Norman scares me. :'D
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sam is a trouble magnet XD 

Norman's not so bad. It's just because Slaking are such big buff potato puffs! 
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Silver13riolu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Pffft, he is.

He seems too grumpy though.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Norman is a grump to certain people. Axel just happens to be one of those people XD Also, it's kind of late at night, and Axel's come to him about seemingly silly stuff, so he's not really pleased, lol
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Silver13riolu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I mean that's true. It is late. :'D
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