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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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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Yes!
Nice to have you back!
Hello
@Qlock: hi I was wondering why doesn't she breed or cross breed her Pokemon ?
Woah! A new chapter? I thought you said 13 would be the last! Not that I'm complaining though.
@Qlock: Take your time.
Cool cover!
Enjoy your time with your family, don't rush yourself. This cover is really good art. I can't wait to see the Saffron City arc. By the way, the character page hasn't been updated in a while, so is it going to be updated at any time? No rush! Thank you once again for the great art.
Puck/Robin, and Puck and Robin
You know what's a really great little note, though? Puck (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) was the inspiration for Puck's (Robin's Wartortle's) name. But (MSND) Puck was also known as Robin Goodfellow. So there's a little inside humor for you guys in the really angst-y times of the comic.
Sad to see this ending soon. But it was nice while it was around. A few more chapterss. Perhaps a happy ending? Haha
Character Page
Don't feel like I'm pressuring you or anything, but the character page hasn't been updated since the battle with Pluto. I don't know if you're planning too or if you're just kind of done with that...
@derpo: The battle against Koga had things worth telling so I decided to mix him into the Saffron arc. And no, the way my script is now I'll need at least 2 more chapters (so this one + another) to wrap things up.
This story is incredibly well written and such a refreshing perspective for a Nuzlocke.
Thoroughly Impressed
I just rammed through your entire comic in about 3 days. I remember I'd read the first couple chapters a few years ago and I was surprised at how dark you were taking it. Now, reading what you have created up until this point I'm finding myself just so absorbed in the world you've created.

This could have easily just been some run of the mill story about a trainer who goes to 8 gyms and maybe loses a few Pokemon along the way because of this story being a Nuzlocke, but I love how your story has taken the events in the game and reworked them into a much darker story line altogether. It really gives a weight to the plot and makes the story of the Kanto games really fresh again. I also think the idea of all the Pokemon being able to talk is cool. It's so much more refreshing than just having one special Jesus-allegory psychic type get the ability to speak because plot-demands.

Finally, I'm also greatly impressed that you've continued to use traditional watercolor paint over the years. I can't even imagine the investment that must be, but it's lead to some beautiful art being created in the process.

I love you comic and I can't wait for more to be released. I wonder how the Kanto regions Elite 4 will play a role in this story.
Out of curiosity, would this be the final chapter then since you said you're gonna start moving toward wrapping this up?

I was really expecting us to never reach Koga and just do the entire Saffron arc.
And reading again...
Pokemon being able to operate pokeballs opens too many doors, I can never grow to expect that to happen so I'm never ready. That's awesome and so much story-fun!
Don't worry about us
Take as much time off as you want, you deserve it. This amazing cover is enough while we wait.
@Malvadeza: I felt the same way. But either ways, your cover was great, Qlock! Can't wait for the pages, but have fun with your family and take your time.
Yay
We have more content...

w8, its just a cover...

w8 again, its a great cover
never mind, you are great
The cover is beautiful and makes up for the wait~

No worries. Enjoy your time with your family. The time will be there still when you return. :)
lol
Back when you used to apologize for being overdue by a month or less ;3
Aaah, so 4 weeks have passed. My plan was to rest for 2 and then get back to work properly for the next 2 ... But I had a long visit from my mother and after that, went to see my father and so my working schedule was thrown off completely. Really should have taken that into account, but alas. So this cover is all I have to offer for now. Good news is I at least managed to script out the entire chapter + a bit more so ... there's that.

I'm gonna try to work enough to update (properly) in 2 weeks from now. But as it always is when visiting relatives - unexpected things might pop up. :/