On several occasions, people have asked me to make a strip about MissingNo. They never explained how, or why, they just wanted it in a strip. My first reaction to that idea was a kind yet firm rejection. Even though this pixelated board hardly made an impact on the other games in the series, it most certainly affected those who encountered it, with the result of several comic strips and sites dedicated to unraveling the mystery around this enigma. Basically, I felt that the subject had gotten enough attention, so there was no reason for me to chime in with my own exhibit.
However, as others repeated the request (like, three whole people), along with how I started to dwell on it on my own, I stopped caring about not caring and instead began to care about making a MissingNo strip. So I could either give it a quick cameo, connect it to a different situation than usual, or use my crazy wacky fun card. Upon realising that I had already used that card last strip, I went with option 2.
Given how eery and dark the whole MissingNo encounter is, I felt that making a cult dedicated to its rectangular grace wouldn't be much of a stretch. One stone plate and several rhymes later, the layout was solid and ready to go. The recital is cryptic on purpose, so all complaints regarding the subtlety will be met with no concern. If the final panel failed to connect, then regular complaints are welcome per usual protocol.
Now for something entirely different:
I've been meaning to get rid of some unwanted buttons below my banner and replace it with less useless ones. So I want to set up a FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions), but since I haven't been asked nearly as frequently as I should have, I've set up a formspring for that very purpose. Any question, any subject, any time. Naturally, I will use my own judgement to decide what will end up on the site, but I will try to answer them all in a manner I see fit.
Formspring is one of the options you can use, especially if you want to be anonymous, otherwise there are other methods to contact me. Although I wouldn't choose my twitter or tumblr since I don't know how to use them too well and new technology frightens me. The last option would be the comment section below, but since I've yet to craft a more reliable reply system, things could get unorganised fast.
The only question I DO get frequently is whether or not you can submit comic strip suggestions to me, and the answer is yes. Yes you can. As I've stated in my Contact page. So no need to waste this golden opportunity on that question. The option to ask me questions will still remain afterwards, but only during this limited time period will I make a big deal of it.
If you read everything up to this point, then congratulations. Have a surfing Aggron.
I couldn't stop laughing at the last panel. xP
If you're going to work on the bottom of these pages anyway, mind putting a link back to Smack Jeeves down there? ;)
Currently, the only way I can get back is by clicking the browser's back button (sometimes repeatedly), typing my way there through the url bar or clicking your name in your author comment.
And when they fight the elite four with a level 256(?) missingno, then they will become the kanto region's overlords because their missingno is stronger than all others because it is level 256(?). Hilarious, though. Missingno has been revealed as a piece of wood. Question, why is the weirdo rhyming all of the time? Probably cosmetic affect.
IA! IA! FHTAGN!
Reminds me of Linkara's missing no poem/speech he used in his show xD Haha nice.
A surfing Aggron? HOW ABOUT A FLYING GOLURK.
@Gamining King: 255
Ohmygod, I just checked Bulbapedia and Aggron CAN actually learn surf! I didn't know that before! I guess that's not really any weirder than Rhydon learning surf, but still... XD
The Glitch is not meant to be worshiped! It is meant to be controlled, and destroyed!
I had a hunch there might have been a hidden title when i moused over, so I did and I couldn't stop laughing. And they aren't relatively new either.
"regular complaints is welcome" - can we complain about your grammar? :p
Perhaps a surfing Rhydon would be more appropriate for this strip..
The verses made me laugh so hard XD. Also, where can I sign up? These guys have to have powerful pokes, given all the rarecandy they must have.
God dammit now I want a game with MissingNo as a legendary pokémon, thank you very much...!
GLORY TO THE GLITCH!
Make a comic about eevee evos!
"Beneath the seas, beside the flame
Off the coast where the lost beast came
To bring the world misery and shame
A piece of the world is missing"
When I got an Aggron in Ruby, I then tried to teach my Swampbert surf. Later, I had one surfing Aggron.
In the third panel, is the guy with the white hood supposed to be ezio?
@SNR: WOOPS. my mistake i took the speech bubble arrow as part of his hood. ....or am i not...=_=
very poetic ^_^ ALL HAIL MISSINGNO!!!
@Bumbazzle: Awesome! :D
@This is a user.: (I don't mean to be a nitpicker, but) HOW DARE YOU MISSPELL SWAMPERT! SWAMPERT IS THE BEST POKEMON EVER! IT IS WAY AWESOMER THEN YOU EVER WILL BE! HOW DARE YOU DESECRATE MY 'MON ON MY TURF! I WILL OBLITERATE YOU, YOU BITCH! I WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Gamining King: it a plate of there diety(god) missingno with a prophecy like ryhme on it. it not a real missingno. and the rhyming is like a prophecy that tells about missingno (it not supose to exist (first part) (bless one hundredfold can be seen has it ability to clone a item to over 100x) to cross the sea and fly is how you meet him (talk to a npc fly then swim) it can currupt your save and it can make you ritch.
If you catch it in one of the games it deletes your save data. Funny strip though!
@Bumbazzle Author's comment:
I already have a surfing Aggron. But it did remind of how funny it actually is.
But, why are Aggron's horns pointing up in the extra comic?
They mean 128fold.
You should totally do more comics on pokemon that can learn Weird moves.
Love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it!!!
I bet that almost everyone wants another dexbusters strip. Could you make one?
*Catches up. Last comic is about a cult dedicated to Missingno.*
Awesome. First three panels are so NOT Pokemon-ish....then suddenly BAM, it's Missingno :p
Yes, when I read the question I was like, WTF is this guy talking about? But you seriously took an awkward question and provided the funniest straight answer I've ever seen! Oh, and if I haven't already said this already, great job on the Brotherhoods strip, it's nice to see that people still have the guts to make fun of religions today.
I LOVE YOU
Just read all of your comics in the last half hour. Sad that there's no more, however I must say they were all really well done, and I got a kick out of almost all of them. Great work!
I read a book in which apparently people burned Rowan branches to keep away evil spirits like witches and fairies and stuff, so now I have an odd idea of Professor Rowan going out and killing Midreavous because their shaped like witches...
And then probably houndours too.
Anyway, it's just another creepy cult idea i suppose...
When he said "plate", I thought he meant Arceus. You should do a comic about Whimsicott, how he's always slipping into houses and such and pulling pranks. A good idea would be a gang, if you will, of Whimsicotts that just piss everyone off. Fantastic work, though. Keep it up!
I have a club devoted to MissingNo.. x3
I have to say that Missingno always seemed rather Lovecraftian to me, even before i knew what that word meant. Pondering the existences of beings like Missingno in our own reality is a pretty intriguing thought. One way to view Missingo, perhaps the sane man's view, is that its presence proves the unreality of the game since something like that couldn't possibly exist in the game world if it was "real" like many children like to think. But the other way to think about it is what if there ARE beings out there whose being-ness contradicts the rules of what we sane people view as reality. Not that Missingno needs to be evil as many fans consider it to be, mind you: eldritch or unfathomable doesn't necessarily mean evil. Its motivations could very well be beyond our ability to assess. In any event, i will always be grateful to Missingno for opening my eyes up to the impossibly possible as a child.
I am an avid reader of H.P. Lovecraft by the way, and my favorite Pokémon is Unown and my second-fave is Sigilyph, so that probably says something about me doesn't it?
*bows* ALL HAIL THE GLITCH
This comic. So. Freaking. Awesome.
And I really want that tablet now. :P
Screw the rules! I´ll worship The Glitch
Needs more references.
Victini is is the second coming of missing no.
All Hail The Glitch
HAS anyone actually set up a religion for Missingno.? If so, i'd love to join.
gotta love those bird/normal types that always know Water gun, Water gun, and Sky Attack.
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