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August 18th, 2012, 7:37 am

Paradise Lost

The fifth panel is Drowzee eating Spoink's dream about dream eating.

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August 18th, 2012, 7:59 am

This has been a monster of a strip. I relied much more on backgrounds this turn around to set the mood and to tell the story, for most other strips they're just there to fill the void behind the characters. I figured I could put my skills to the test, but it quickly became something I'd never be fully satisfied with, so I'm just thankful I can post it now and move on with other ideas.

All panels except the last take part within Volbeat's dream realm, with Illumise taken away in the third panel along with the rest of his world. While I've never questioned how dreams can be eaten, I haven't paid much thought as to how the victim experiences it. Until now, that is. I first thought about having the world crumble apart by itself, but there's a certain charm to a giant purple vortex in the sky. If nothing else, enjoy the visuals.

Hope you all had a nice summer break/vacation/well timed unemployment!

August 18th, 2012, 8:06 am

What a sad dream. ;-;

August 18th, 2012, 8:13 am

Wow man... That was just brutal.

August 18th, 2012, 8:25 am

I like how Spoink is just like "Oh hai der let me use Dream Eater on you so I can recover my HP and I don't even care if I destroy your dream or not"

August 18th, 2012, 8:25 am

Well that's certainly interesting. The most pleasant dreams, when brutally taken away from a test subject, only restore 23 HP to the one doing the taking. I guess pleasant dreams really are worthless after all. Also that Volbeat's girlfriend is fat. I just thought you'd like to know that. For Science.

August 18th, 2012, 8:48 am

You monster.

August 18th, 2012, 9:18 am

awessssoooommmeee. these are great and this one rockssss

August 18th, 2012, 9:23 am

Who would've thought that Spoink would be the one destroying dreams?

August 18th, 2012, 9:33 am

This one is incredible art wise. Simply stunning.

There's an extra punch in the gut knowing that it's some Spoink doing this, and it seems like it's not even doing a lot of damage (unless they are really low levels). How can something so miniscule be so emotionally crushing? Shame on you, Spoink.

August 18th, 2012, 11:37 am

Spoinks a jerk

August 18th, 2012, 12:12 pm

Dat hidden text, I died again!

August 18th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Zombie Spoink

I thought if a Spoink stops bouncing, it's heart stops! o_O

I guess the Pokedex lied to me...

August 18th, 2012, 2:22 pm

Volbeat's Turn

Volbeat wakes up and uses Signal Beam. Its super effective. Spoink faints. Volbeat gains 500 exp and is now lvl 41 and wants to learn the move Bug buzz. He has 4 moves already, so he deletes Zen headbutt and goes about his merrily way.

August 18th, 2012, 2:23 pm

I will never look at Dream Eater the same way again.....nor will I ever use it...sad...

August 18th, 2012, 3:16 pm

You know, I have to wonder what effect this would have on Generation V's Dream World...

August 18th, 2012, 5:12 pm

@Zandra: it's a comic it's a bit hard to show bouncing.

August 18th, 2012, 5:53 pm

Even though I love Gen III, this Spoink is a evil!!!!!!!!

August 18th, 2012, 9:21 pm

Aww.... =(

August 19th, 2012, 12:24 pm

Well, you know what they say. Nightmares are purple. Wait...

August 19th, 2012, 1:17 pm

Broken Link

The "Next" link just brings you to the same page.

August 19th, 2012, 3:21 pm

It's only partially broken. There is currently no strip after this one, which is why both the Next and the Last button lead to the same url. I suppose it would be better if you couldn't click on those buttons when there's nowhere left to go, but I lack the code wizardry to accomplish that.

August 19th, 2012, 6:33 pm

Aww...

That's sad....I never use that move, but still... That mean little pig!

You totally need to make a comic with Looker in it. Hopefully with Doctor Who jokes. Or make a comic involving Kcalb. That would be great.

August 19th, 2012, 8:48 pm

But Spoink can't learn Hypnosis. I know. I've tried. ... Wasted that TM too...

August 19th, 2012, 11:17 pm

@Mars714: Perhaps Volbeat had used Rest.

August 20th, 2012, 12:40 pm

Well...

@Zandra: What if it's just catching it mid-bounce?

August 20th, 2012, 5:28 pm

XD

That was brilliant. Good job.

August 20th, 2012, 6:13 pm

Spoink's heartbeat stops when it stops bouncing. I can't tell if Spoink is bouncing or not...

August 20th, 2012, 8:55 pm

@Hydra: No it isn't, just draw the spoink in the air. ;)

Bit of shadow to show its distance to the floor, done.

August 21st, 2012, 8:27 am

Wow dude.. i came here to laugh..not to cry..
oh well, still awesome!

August 21st, 2012, 11:16 am

@Bumbazzle: There's an option in SJ to actually remove that.

August 21st, 2012, 11:44 am

@Mundius: Yes, but that particular option removes the buttons altogether, and since I have a serious need for symmetry on my page then I don't really like that option. But if the complaints pile up then I guess I'll have to implement it.

August 21st, 2012, 2:32 pm

Sta rly?

You know the quiz to see if you're a Pokemon fan at floatzel.net? One question asks if you turn memes into Poke-memes, like this:
HO-OH RLY? STA RLY! NO WAILORD!

Could you turn that into a comic? It would be so funny XD
Your comics are so hilarious!

August 21st, 2012, 4:02 pm

What the hell spoink?!?!?

August 21st, 2012, 8:18 pm

For some reason I feel like having bacon...

August 21st, 2012, 10:03 pm

@Smashfan56: I'm sure you can find some Tepig at your local PokeMart.

August 23rd, 2012, 6:39 am

spoink, what have you done?!?! you bastard

August 24th, 2012, 7:56 pm

REALLY wish u had drawn that 3rd panel lol

August 26th, 2012, 4:50 am

Spoink, please stop bouncing so you may get cardiac arrest and die.

August 28th, 2012, 6:45 am

XD

i'm loving this webcomic! I read them all up to this one. It's a good comic. I hope there's going to be more parts after this!

August 28th, 2012, 12:24 pm

"Well timed unemployment"
I like that phrasing.

August 29th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Blah?

It seems like Blah ain't making comments, relief. Awesome strip as always !

August 30th, 2012, 6:08 am

Oh Mah Gawd!

Neat Volbeat

September 1st, 2012, 3:32 pm

O my god.
I would'nt like spoink to do dat.

September 4th, 2012, 12:16 am

The alt text would make this the best Inception/Pokemon crossover in the history of Inception/Pokemon crossovers.

September 5th, 2012, 5:51 pm

@ImTheGuest:
1. If you keep making comments like that, he will return!!!
2. You just now noticed this? (This is not sarcasm, it is an actual question.)

September 6th, 2012, 6:02 am

Awf :c that's sad.. </3

September 23rd, 2012, 11:13 am

<3

I love all of your comics but this one is especially great, if you get this made into a poster I will buy it from you.
Keep up the solid work xx

September 25th, 2012, 2:18 pm

Are you sure that's not a Psybeam?

September 27th, 2012, 10:48 am

@AlchemistWarrior30: Why would you carry Bug Buzz and Signal Beam at the same time?

September 30th, 2012, 3:30 pm

To everyone hating the spoing: Hey, the Spoink was hungry, and there was a sleeping pokemon. If I was that Spoink, I would have used dream eater too.

November 24th, 2012, 9:29 pm

spoink you ass hole

December 5th, 2012, 2:32 am

You just brought the reality of this move to my mind, it's horrible......

April 2nd, 2013, 4:22 pm

(note ive been wanting a puppy forever) once i had a dream where i finally got a puppy, only to wake up and find she wasn't there anymore... good news I'm getting a puppy next month though :D yay!