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June 17th, 2011, 2:05 pm

I'd be down

Not shown in the image: several shaved birds.

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June 17th, 2011, 3:15 pm

I've been riding on a self-conscious art improvement wave for a while, where plenty of tutorials and motivators have collectively judged my current skills and made me think about how to make my comics more visually challenging. Preferrably in the good way. So not only is this strip featuring the girl counterpart, but I also pulled a frog view in the first panel. Encouraging praise and mocking critisism are both welcome!

This strip came to be around the same time as the gems strip, but Acklow over at Smogon Community introduced the basic idea to me well before that. The wings are by far not as advantegous as the strip may portrait, partially because I left out the 'slightly' from the item description. But this apparently didn't stop me from collecting a bunch of 'em before learning how they only increase 1 EV point. Scandalous!

June 17th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Something about the frog view just makes it look like she has incredibly/impossibly long limbs. I'm not an artist so I don't know how to tell you to improve on that, buuuuut yeah.

Keep working on it. :D

June 17th, 2011, 3:26 pm

lols

well, i think the 1st panel looks amazing, you did a fairly food job on the angle. the limbs are suposed to look a little off in those kinds of views so dont worry about it, you will improov later on if and when you see something that strikes your eye and you will learn based on that. so look up some pictures, perhaps you will get some ideas. And keep up the great work. <3

June 17th, 2011, 3:38 pm

Lol yes! I knew you'd do it! Not the way I thought of, but still funny!

June 17th, 2011, 4:13 pm

Even if the wings increase just one EV point, they are good to effort Pokémon that are already on Level 100 or just use ten of them to make the same effect as one vitamine. Also, many Pokémon sometimes need just 4 EVs in one stat, so if you have four wings that increase that stat, you can save time.
Anyways, I like to run on the bridge to colect some wings. :P

June 17th, 2011, 4:30 pm

O.o "..."

I feel sorry for her pokemon since she's stuffing a bunch of feathers down it's throat...

June 17th, 2011, 4:35 pm

RCT Productions apologizes if the most recent strip has made any of our viewers shocked or appalled of what they have seen, and promise to bring back the usual development of depicting pokémon fighting each other until one of them faints.

- The Management

June 17th, 2011, 4:53 pm

[Goes to pokémon white, looks at all of his feathers...]
It's feedin' time!

June 17th, 2011, 4:54 pm

WHY!!!

Why is her hand covering all the good parts! I wanna see some Belly action!!!

June 17th, 2011, 5:15 pm

Lol. Makes me think of Green's use of rare candies.

June 17th, 2011, 8:22 pm

I actually though of stuffing my 'mons with those wings xD
I love how White/Hilda looks slightly fat

June 17th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Holy foreshortening Batman! Anyway, I love your work, just that's the first thing I saw when I brought up the page. Keep up the good work and keep trying new things!

June 17th, 2011, 9:23 pm

LOL I love Pignite's face.

June 17th, 2011, 9:26 pm

She seems to be getting fatter as the panels progress, I don't know whether or not that's just warped because of the slight change in angle in the last panel or if it's reflective of her developing greed.

I praise everything else!

June 17th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Oh man, that is terrible.

In a ridiculously funny way. Do continue!
Just make sure you switch out pokemon. I think Pignite could fly with all those feathers on him.

June 18th, 2011, 1:16 am

They only raise 1 EVP? Well, ****, I spent almost 2 hours collecting them. |:(

June 18th, 2011, 7:23 am

What program do you use to make these? And do you use a tablet?

Anyway, love Pignite's face :]

June 18th, 2011, 11:31 am

Ah, the title pun...

June 18th, 2011, 12:50 pm

perspective

To improve your frogview: If it were a true frogview you wouldn't be able to see her wristband because it'd be hiding behind her hand as would part of her arm. This is what causes her arm to look so long.

June 19th, 2011, 1:16 am

How many pigeons and doves did she pluck?!

June 19th, 2011, 5:46 am

@Alex: I'm currently using Photoshop CS2 for software, and a cheap Wacom tablet to draw on the computer.

@dre: That is a very good point. Man. I won't fix it as it's too late, but it seems like I need to have better references when I give that angle another jab. Thanks!

June 20th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Love the look on Pignite's face.

June 21st, 2011, 2:53 pm

They do NOT work that way...

June 22nd, 2011, 12:44 am

They actually can be useful for EV training...

Like, I've used them on my Scrafty and Deino to see if their Attack/Special Attack EVs have been maxed out. Makes it so I don't have to kill too many more Darumaka and Litwick than I have to. |D

But I still made the same mistake you did early on. I honestly thought they were like the vitamins you can buy (but only giving like 4 EV points each), but you could use them until a stat was maxed. So I spent like 10+ hours in game camping on that bridge to get tons of them... Then used all of them in like 5 minutes. xD

June 23rd, 2011, 8:51 pm

even though they only raise 1 EV there is no cap. so if u have 255 feathers you can use them all, as apposed to the vitamins where you can only use 10, that is if you are willing to spend time collecting feathers and hoping for the one you want.

June 27th, 2011, 5:35 am

I did this...

You should have seen me! I was on that bridge for about an hour, looking for the Power Wings then stuffing them down my Tepig's throat... poor thing, I'm surprised it didn't choke on all of those feathers...

June 29th, 2011, 8:03 am

*giggles* He he he that's so funny. Stuffing bird feathers into the Pokemon's mouth. Poor pokemon

June 29th, 2011, 7:56 pm

Items

After reading some *cough*all*cough* of the comics so far, I instantly looked for a "store" button. I dunno what I was gonna buy, but I was definitely gonna buy it. o_o Plushies of some sort? But of what I don't know. ANYWHO thanks for the laughs, I love this comic. And seriously, a t-shirt or sticker store wouldn't be farfetch'd.

July 3rd, 2011, 11:41 am

XD she stuffed him. At least let the thing digest them!

July 7th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Shouldn't a new comic be up?

July 7th, 2011, 10:19 pm

How do they use feathers?

They always say the feathers raise some stat, but what do you do? Shove the feathers down a Pokemon's throat like you did, or stick it randomly on your Pokemon? You can't exactly eat feathers. Good art! I love the feather in the first panel!

July 8th, 2011, 4:58 am

I read your comics a lot and...

There's about 27 wings there!
I counted as many as i could. :o

July 8th, 2011, 10:33 pm

hmm, she has kinda fat arms, if thats what you are going for :]

July 10th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Almost a month without a comic

i'm still waiting...

July 10th, 2011, 3:01 pm

WHEN

when will the next comic come out!?

July 11th, 2011, 10:07 am

quiter

im guessin he quit

July 11th, 2011, 10:12 am

idea!

THESE THINGS COME FROM BRID POCEMON RIGHT? I DO HAVE A SPARE PIDOVE... IM ALSO THE GUY WHO SAID HE QUIT. THAT WAS WORDY.

July 11th, 2011, 5:20 pm

He's not gone

Check out the news feed, it says he won't be back till the 15th

July 13th, 2011, 2:31 pm

And not a day later.

July 14th, 2011, 2:24 am

Everyone will probably be too busy watching HP tomorrow, including me.

July 14th, 2011, 4:24 am

It's a comic update, not a gala premiere.

July 14th, 2011, 10:38 am

I was thinking more of the lines of something a bit more kinky lol

July 14th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Guest: "He's not gone, won't be back 'till the 15th"

Bumbazzle: "And not a day later."

This is on the 13th. I suspect a win.

August 27th, 2011, 4:05 pm

Exactly What I did, Good job Sir.

August 27th, 2011, 6:23 pm

Multi-purpose feathers much?

After finding out the hard way how barely effective those feathers were, I came to the conclusion that they're probably more useful, in terms of getting more money in the game (each EV feather can sell for 1500P each).

September 30th, 2011, 8:36 pm

Good luck getting him to swallow them :P

December 29th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Gentlemen

April 25th, 2012, 6:37 pm

@rawredy: It's supposed to look like that because we're looking from the feather's POV. Silly face :3

August 14th, 2012, 9:21 pm

Who says they eat it?

...what if it's a suppository?

November 18th, 2012, 9:50 pm

@Qgag: gitty gitty goo