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18 Aug 2012 12:37 pm

Paradise Lost

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

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18 Aug 2012 12:59 pm

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!

18 Aug 2012 01:06 pm

What a sad dream. ;-;

18 Aug 2012 01:13 pm

Wow man... That was just brutal.

18 Aug 2012 01:25 pm

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"

18 Aug 2012 01:25 pm

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.

18 Aug 2012 01:48 pm

You monster.

18 Aug 2012 02:18 pm

awessssoooommmeee. these are great and this one rockssss

18 Aug 2012 02:23 pm

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

18 Aug 2012 02:33 pm

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.

18 Aug 2012 04:37 pm

Spoinks a jerk

18 Aug 2012 05:12 pm

Dat hidden text, I died again!

18 Aug 2012 06:24 pm

Zombie Spoink

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

I guess the Pokedex lied to me...

18 Aug 2012 07:22 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.

18 Aug 2012 07:23 pm

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

18 Aug 2012 08:16 pm

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

18 Aug 2012 10:12 pm

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

18 Aug 2012 10:53 pm

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

19 Aug 2012 02:21 am

Aww.... =(

19 Aug 2012 05:24 pm

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

19 Aug 2012 06:17 pm

Broken Link

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

19 Aug 2012 08:21 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.

19 Aug 2012 11:33 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.

20 Aug 2012 01:48 am

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

20 Aug 2012 04:17 am

@Mars714: Perhaps Volbeat had used Rest.

20 Aug 2012 05:40 pm

Well...

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

20 Aug 2012 10:28 pm

XD

That was brilliant. Good job.

20 Aug 2012 11:13 pm

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

21 Aug 2012 01:55 am

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

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

21 Aug 2012 01:27 pm

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

21 Aug 2012 04:16 pm

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

21 Aug 2012 04:44 pm

@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.

21 Aug 2012 07:32 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!

21 Aug 2012 09:02 pm

What the hell spoink?!?!?

22 Aug 2012 01:18 am

For some reason I feel like having bacon...

22 Aug 2012 03:03 am

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

23 Aug 2012 11:39 am

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

25 Aug 2012 12:56 am

REALLY wish u had drawn that 3rd panel lol

26 Aug 2012 09:50 am

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

28 Aug 2012 11:45 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!

28 Aug 2012 05:24 pm

"Well timed unemployment"
I like that phrasing.

29 Aug 2012 09:33 pm

Blah?

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

30 Aug 2012 11:08 am

Oh Mah Gawd!

Neat Volbeat

01 Sep 2012 08:32 pm

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

04 Sep 2012 05:16 am

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

05 Sep 2012 10:51 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.)

06 Sep 2012 11:02 am

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

23 Sep 2012 04:13 pm

<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

25 Sep 2012 07:18 pm

Are you sure that's not a Psybeam?

27 Sep 2012 03:48 pm

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

30 Sep 2012 08:30 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.

25 Nov 2012 03:29 am

spoink you ass hole

05 Dec 2012 08:32 am

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

02 Apr 2013 09:22 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!