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Raffle drawing of a tired, injured Golduck as requested by PJSam!
Raffle drawing of a Red Panda as requested by Zelkova!
(red pandas are so cute)
Raffle drawing of EverySinglePheel's character, Freyisbreen!
Jet finally gets to ask questions because Raine is physically incapable of punching people in the face!

Fun fact, before I changed the art style, originally the lights were set to be different colors (red for to Mt. Volcanice, blue for away). But colors don't work too well in monochrome, haha. Good thing to keep in mind! I read a comic once with different colored factions...but the comic was in greyscale so I couldn't tell the difference between any of them!

For the command, a surprising amount of people ASKED for Raine to be completely immobilized by the Attract status, so there she is! Jet also gets a chance to get some information for us and Sheikh continues to carry the burdens of the group, only now more literally.

Side-note, I've updated the characters page!
@LightBlueBlaze: Whew, yeah! Thanks!

Might depend on your field but HOLY CRAP NETWORKING. My college did NOT emphasis networking enough. I got both my internships (that I needed to graduate) via networking and expect to get my next job that way (I got no replies from any companies I just sent my resume in to). In my field at least, it's really about who you know and having someone to help you get your foot in the door. That being said, be sure to have fun and try new stuff! Take advantage of whatever your college has to offer as well! And good luck! /o/

@PJSam: Thank you very much! The degree was for Game Design and Development, so hopefully something in there!
My sincerest apologies friends! I originally set a post announcing the delay to autopost on all the places I post...but it appears that it did not go through on any site!

So the situation is that my internship has ended, I'm (finally!) graduating college, I had to move out of my apartment, fly across the country, and am spending time with the fam.

As an apology for this and the hiatuses I failed to properly announce this year, I'll be making a public WIP post (this post, see below), which are usually Patreon-only. In addition, I'm offering all current Patreons a free drawing request (single character, flat color, small drawing or headshot). This offer is also extended the first 3 people who donate to my Patreon* at any tier below $10. Those above $10 get 2 larger drawings (1 for the tier, 1 for this offer though a super-sized, larger drawing). Also, this offer is extended to the first 3 people to donate through Ko-fi. Additionally, I'll check activity on my websites from the month of December and grant the top 3 contributors this same offer. Finally (ho' boy), contributing to this post (commenting, favoriting, liking, sharing, etc) will earn you a 'ticket' for a drawing raffle. Each sharing method of this final raffle is counted, so commenting on Smackjeeves*, sharing on Facebook, liking on Tumblr will earn you 3 tickets. Winner will be chosen January 1st (so about a week). There's 1 winner for the raffle, but depending on turnout I might increase it to 2 or 3.

*You can claim this offer multiple times through different methods. So if you donate via Patreon and Ko-fi that's 2.
*Each type of offer only applies once, so you can't donate to Ko-fi twice and get two drawings, only one. Likewise, current Patreons can take advantage of the $10 offer if they upgrade.
*Patreon: Patreon's website glitched on me when I tried to add "pay up front". This protects me from people who say they'll donate to get access to content and rewards, but then back out before Patreon charges them. If this setting went through, then the offer will be initiated when you donate. If this setting did not go through, then I have to work with Patreon to get it working and you'll have to wait until it's fixed or the 1st of January (when donations go through) for me to initiate the offer.
*Smackjeeves comments only count one source. IE you can't comment on the news post on PMD: Choosing Our Fate and Gigi's Art Dump to get 2 entries.

If I've missed any question you have, feel free to ask!

WIP 12/24/17

I started the featured piece in late August and have been calling it "Introspective Isolation" as the filename. Started off in color, but I didn't like my color choices so I put it to black and white. My plan is to colorize it once I've finished up the black and white work, so I can decide how best to make the palette work. No, the featured person is not Crystal...though taking a step back I can't help but see a short haired Crystal now. In addition to color, I still have to add detail to the bridge, buildings, and snow drifts at least. Also not 100% happy with those clouds. Will try to fix those up.

Code stuff: recently got heavily into AutoHotKey and oh boy do I love it! Need to do a repetitive task over and over again? Not anymore! (or at least it's easier now). I've considered sharing two scripts in particular. One is a solver for Microsoft Sudoku's Symbols Daily Challenges (I'm going to write one up eventually for their Jigsaw Sudoku as well). Probably not useful to a lot of people, still has some bugs, and requires a tiny bit of poking the code to adjust it to fit your display so unsure if I'm going to share that one. More importantly, I've complained on previous works about Photoshop crashing once in a blue moon and deleting hours of work--WELL NO MORE! Wrote a script that autosaves Photoshop every 5 minutes. This is one far more useful to folks out there, so I'll get around to posting that once I figure out the best way to. Can be easily adjusted for other programs as well.

Pokemon Bracket Fusion Project is back on track now that I've plugged in all the USUM information. Though when rerolling the numbers for the next was Deoxys/Unown. And if you remember how anal I was about deciding the fusions for Eevee/Type: Null and Arceus/Furfrou--well it's back! Likewise, those previous I mentioned were a bit easier because I could easily compare Types and Colors to one another. Well Deoxys/Unown will be 16 forms. With similar typing and colors (between each parent's forms) I'm pairing Unown by letter similarity (I counted the pixel difference of each combination of 26 alphabetical Unown...aka 26*26-26=650 comparisons) then finding words that begin with the chosen letters that match up to the Deoxys Form names (if anyone had those old Unown cards with the names, that's what sparked this!). I'm still on the latter step (and typing this out had me catch a mistake I made so I have to redo some of that) but I wouldn't mind you guys throwing some words at me! Here's the letter list:
AB, CD, EZ, F, G, HO, IL, JY, KW, M, NS, PR, QX,TV, U (and !? but not looking for words for that one)
Looking for words starting with those letters (if 1 just that, but if 2 then both in a row), either direction works (eg AB... or BA...), preference on no acronyms/proper nouns/non-English languages but JY/KW/QX/TV will force me to break it for those, and finally, words have to relate to one of the Deoxys forms: Normal, Attack, Defense, or Speed. (example: ABuse AB/Attack or BAstion for AB/Defense). Once I get a reasonable word list made (not all combinations need to be found, especially on those weird ones) I'll pair the Deoxys forms with the best words and begin the drawing process. Or more accurately, pause that and get some work done on the next PMD:COF page.

TL;DR Gigi's hiatus announcement never got posted. Gigi is very sorry. Gigi's life is very busy right now. Gigi is offering drawings for stuff above. Gigi has been working on the above drawing for awhile and still has a ways to go. Gigi does code. Bracket Fusion Project Fusion is taking forever for Gigi to plan. Gigi will work on next PMD:COF page soon. Gigi is suddenly talking in the third person.

Also as I'm typing this minutes before Christmas Day in my timezone...HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
Random Pokemon Generator
Hello, been a bit since I last posted. Mixture of trying to get things done before I have to move out of my apartment and laying some groundwork for future programming projects. Unlike art, this has been a bit harder to show off my work part-way. Especially when the bulk of it has been data collection and organization--fun stuff!

Specifically I've spent the last been creating a pretty hefty Pokemon database for future project use. The first of which is a Pokemon Random Generator! A bit more robust than most generators out there as I believe the more options you're given, the better! I plan on adding more features in the future, so feel free to suggest what you'd like to see next!

For those trying to avoid Pokemon USUM spoilers DO NOT generate Pokemon from Alola (Gen 7). You have been warned!
Chapter 1 - Page 18
Well this page was a mess to get done, sorry for the wait! Photoshop crashed, computer temporarily died, computer decided to update itself while I was drawing, tablet temporarily went on the while this was happening, I had some time for some thinking.

I structured the pages like a standard comic because I personally prefer reading this style. But as a reader, it's nice to see how the command(s) are influencing the page (otherwise it's just a regular comic!). So from now on I'll paraphrase those here! For this page, most commands were to punch Seamus in the face. Congrats, he warned you this was a bad idea haha!

As for the Attract status, Raine isn't completely immobile. You can still issue her commands. It will just be a bit harder to get her to do anything violent.
Ceaseless Discharge
This was a double update, so if you didn't see Pinwheel hit the back button!

This was a quick one to draw because, well, Ceaseless Discharge has such a great name... Unlike Pinwheel, I won't be forgetting to add "Dark Souls" to any Google searches anytime soon. o-o"

As per usual, here's a phone sized version--enjoy!
Time for another Dark Souls Boss: Pinwheel (one of the easiest bosses in the game)!

I also genuinely forgot that pinwheels are a thing until I accidentally Googled "Pinwheel" without adding "Dark Souls" to the search. I am very happy for this mistake, and so is Pinwheel c:

Get the phone version here!
@PJSam: Plot-twist: MoshiMoshi can speak human--but they can only speak this single phrase of Japanese.

Scientists are baffled.
@WiispNightmare: Hehe, thanks!

Took awhile to figure out and broke my naming scheme for these fusions at that, but it was too good to not do ;D
Moshimoshi[Water] (Solo/School)
Moshimoshi are incredibly emotional and caring Pokemon. Seeing a hurt Pokemon brings tears to Moshimoshi's eyes. These tears have healing properties.

When one Moshimoshi alone can't get the job done, it calls upon its friends for help!

Pokemon Bracket Fusion Project Info:
Generation: 1
Parents: Alomomola/Wishiwashi

See more!
Vote for the next fusion!
@Zelkova: Ah I love it. Seen the anime, "rewatched" it via the movies, and saw the third movie. I didn't hate it as much as the internet seems to, but I can see why people like to treat it as non-canon.

Yeah I keep meaning to do little comics of them while I solidify the main comic ideas...but then I need to do sketches to figure things out or a holiday comes around.

Actually I go back and organize the pages on this comic from time to time. If you look at the Archive or the jump feature, there's a section called "Original Characters" where all of these are eventually put together. Though I do have these uploaded to other websites as well (which are linked above) where there is a tagging system and whatnot.
@Zelkova: Haha, well I didn't want to look up any strategies for my first fight with her. I gotta do it the "right" way first time!

...I say as I absolutely cheesed some other bosses on my first run.
Project Altara - Halloween 2017
Originally I wasn't going down the 'pop culture' route for this Halloween, but I was too pop culture it is! From left to right:

I went through my Netflix history and ran into Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Most everyone else had been decided, so Saewin happily took that costume choice.

For Shade, I wanted to find a horse from pop culture that wasn't just a different colored horse (ie Epona, etc) so he'd actually have some sort of costume. Found MLP:FiM characters on a list of pop culture horses and thought it paired nicely with Saewin! Again, I didn't want Shade's costume to be "dump a ton of hair dye on Shade" so I went with the Changling Queen. Couldn't get the wings to look right, so I figured Shade was just being uncooperative (can confirm, have tried putting a costume on a horse).

I've been addicted to Puzzles and Dragons recently, so wanted to pick a monster I owned from that. I choose Wise and Moral Goddess Sarasvati because it seemed like a style Vivvia might actually wear.

Onno's costume was decided before I really began planning costume ideas. He's just a sheet ghost. So spoopy.

I love Dark Souls so have to do that of course. Jumped around before settling on Taru as the Old Dragonslayer. Taru would find the Old Dragonslayer cooler than Ornstein based on name and dark powers.

Again, Moana was in my Netflix history so Kat is a 'princess' again!

Zyre originally was the Nameless King from Dark Souls III until I remembered Game of now he's the "Father of a Birb". Benu Rhaegal over Drogon so his colors can pop more and not just blend in to the people around him.

Crystal as Mewtwo is just a nod to her previous role in Pokemon comics. Flip flopped between Mega Mewtwo Y and regular Mewtwo, but MMY as a costume looked too boring from this angle.

Ante is the Grim Reaper and was from back when I was going to put everyone in 'sterotypical Halloween costumes'.

Happy Halloween everyone, have a fun and safe night!
Bed of Chaos
Next entry in the Dark Souls boss series (officially calling this a series now) is the Bed of Chaos!

Now I heard how annoying this boss was and I thought people were over exaggerating. More of a puzzle-y style boss? Sounds fun to me! First two hits were easy peasy. But the core of the boss and…I was about ready to throw my controller at the TV.

As per usual, here’s the phone version. Enjoy!
Zyre Tattoo Idea
The only tattoo design that survived the 'pre-sketch' process...and even then I'm not 100% sold on it. I'm honestly considering cutting the tattoos just because it's giving me so much trouble. *long sigh*