It's a hard life

It's a hard life

by Qlock
Robin is ten years old and travels through Kanto with her pokemon to find a place to call home. This is a story about struggle, survival and friendship in a cruel world.

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This is a Nuzlocke comic. Contains swearing, violence and death. And sometimes some gore.
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Updates in batches every other Monday.
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668
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On Hiatus
Last Update
2 Months Ago
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2,192
Readers
3,694

It's a hard life

Robin is ten years old and travels through Kanto with her pokemon to find a place to call home. This is a story about struggle, survival and friendship in a cruel world.

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This is a Nuzlocke comic. Contains swearing, violence and death. And sometimes some gore.
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Updates in batches every other Monday.

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I just caught up on the last 2 chapters after not coming to this site for more than a year, and can I just say that this comic is just a friggin' amazing as I remember it?!
Guest
August 14th, 2017
SHIT JUST REALIZED
DUDE RATTUS SAID THE SAME THING, RIGHT? TO PUCK? BEFORE HE DIED?
Piracy
August 11th, 2017
Its weird how these short pages get very few comments
Piracy
August 11th, 2017
@Azurun: oh, you just know the author is saving him for later.
Piracy
August 11th, 2017
Wouldn't all Pizza technically be boneless?
One of the 2 best nuzlockes IMO
I've been a fan of this comic since 2012, and I come back to read all the updates about once or twice a year. (Just finished my 4th readthrough)

Pretty much the only webcomics I read with any regularity are nuzlockes, and I think It's a Hard Life is tied with Petty's as the top 2 rated nuzlocke comics I've ever read.

Petty's comic is solid, and pretty well rounded, and possibly the best comic for people new to the nuzlocke thing (at least, it's always the first one I recommend)

Yours, however, is brutal and raw, and goes so much further to really express the visceral reality of what a pokemon world would be like if pokemon fights were to the death, including the intense emotions and physical repercussions that would be involved, and it's always the first comic I recommend to anybody who knows how ravaging a nuzlocke run can be to the feels.

It's a Hard Life and Petty's run, in my opinion, represent the 2 best sides of everything that make nuzlocke comics so. fucking. good. to read.

I'll keep reading this until it's finished, no matter how it will end.
So tense!
Omg, I'm getting so anxious for this.
Everything moving into place like this has me on the edge of my seat.

I feel like the Silph Co. event is going to be more intense than the SS Anne and Giovanni fights combined
Colours
Yeah, Qlock has masterful skill in capturing the mood with his colours and lighting
Hair
Yes, it was definitely the hair that fooled them and not the hood or glasses.

And that Elektra never forgets a hairdo
Yes I am alive
Welp, it's been a month and I should try to keep you guys somewhat updated at least. Was away for a bit longer than I anticipated and then other things happened. But I've started to work on the next update now - so in two weeks it should be done. Maybe even before that if I try hard enough. x)
Why is it always shitty gen 1 with these comics
What if robin dies. I could imagine this ending playing out. The war is now over for her.
yes!
yeah caught up with it whoop whoop
It was a great episode! I enjoyed your comics, like always I have done.
I hate to be rude but it's been a month, why must you leave it on a cliffhanger for a month
;-;
Ah, yes! It's great to read through the whole thing in a single sitting. It has evolved so much! (Pun intended), and I think it reflects good growth!
Great
Great work, as always!

Keep going! I doesn't matter how long it takes! The only thing that matters is the result, and the result is addictive and beautiful.
No... Rattus...
Oh, Rattus... Oh, g-god... I will NOT cry... I will not OH GOD WHHHYYYY???
I AM LOVING THIS COMIC! It hits all the right feels - I've cried, laughed, and sighed with relief all throughout this series. I NEED ANOTHER INSTALLATION, NOW, OR I AM GONNA EXPLODOOODODOEEED...
asdasd
ARE YOU DEAD?