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Pleased to meet you. You can call me H0ly.

I think that's as much as we need, really...
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@Guest: Fixed, thanks!
@SoulRaider116: It's not a romance themed comic, but I certainly wouldn't say there won't be ANY romance in it ;)
@slaybay: It's almost like there's a theme to my works lololol
@jamscobal: Clearly.
Ye olde fire department. Anyone who gives a damn enough to stop your fire spreading before it potentially reaches their shit too. Their house isn't so close to anyone else's though so I don't blame these ladies for not managing to get there in a hurry.

Ah'll sithee later.
Uff I don't think I was in a good place when I drew this page, I'm not happy with the big face Atty xD; It sucks when you gotta work on a page and you're not feeling it at the time but it's got a big panel. Times be busy lately.

Ah'll sithee later.
@SOABS: Don't do it brah, stay here with me where it's safe. We'll be happy here.
@Zelkova: I don't mind that you thought I worked digitally, it's okay ^^ I've dabbled in it when it comes to comic pages, and I do nearly all of my colour work with digital inking, but when it comes to comic pages traditional just feels like a happier place for me. Feels more right. Also I enjoy the variety, which is part of it. Nice to not be working on a computer screen all of the time.
@Guest: Over the years I've tried lots of different tricks to make my scans come out nicely.

Currently the method I use is after scanning the page I adjust the levels to a point where the thin linework looks nice, even if it means the filled black areas aren't a completely flat looking black (the reason I prioritize the lines over the black is they can easily look botched if you focus on making the blacks nice). After this I use the magic wand to select all of the linework, and then contract by a few pixels, to the extent that there are no lines left selected anymore and only filled black areas. I then fill the selected areas with black, and so the whole page ends up looking pretty nice and consistent without compromising the lines. If this sounds like a lot of work each time, it's not, because since it's the same thing each time I recorded it as an action in Photoshop so it happens with a button press :D There'll still be the odd specks of white that need to be fixed manually, but this saves a whole lot of work.
@Zelkova: Nope, this is entirely traditional. All 'cept for the stars. I forgot those like a tool.

I have a big ol' chisel tip sharpie so filling large black areas isn't a problem. For a panel like this, on top of my sketch I fill in the major black areas with that, and then go in with my brush pens and add the finicky edges. So really it was drawn as black creeping into white. It might look like there's a lot of white lines amidst black, but there's not really so many, particularly not compared to how I used to do pages. I try and be braver and make things readable without having too many white lines in the black defining things, as it tends to lead to a slightly more realistic look with less unnecessary visual noise.

Art babble~ Digitally working on black and adding white to it does indeed work too o' course, but I'm just a traditional kinda gal when it comes to comics.
@Oly-RRR: Thanks for noticing ='D I actually ended up deciding to frame even more than I'd initially intended. ...Meant sharpying over a loooot of trees I'd inked 8T
Chris managed to sleep through the whole dang thing. Alright for some.

Ah'll sithee later.
What a fun little detour that was.

Ah'll sithee later.
Ehn I'm sorry this week is just the chapter cover xD; I meant to have this between updates since it's not much, but I've suddenly managed to put a load of work on myself for an upcoming convention next month and I'm suddenly swamped. My sis told me off for doing this to you guys.

On the brightside, I may end up uploading faster as this chapter goes on, because... Once the comics finished I won't need to store that buffer anymore 8T

Man I'm really excited to be getting to this ending with you, guys... I do hope you'll like it. But either way it's been a journey!

Ah'll sithee later.
Haha I'm glad you all remembered that Atty's totally sleep deprived hence his slightly... off behaviour lately.

I gotta say something about the comments on the previous page, don't I. I didn't want to get involved since I didn't want to escalate it but it looks like it escalated anyway. So I'm gunna be blunt. Let's just try... not be assholes to each other. Please don't attack someone who's upset, even if you don't agree with their reason for being upset. Lets try to have some consideration for each other.

But also, when conversations start getting long and off topic (ie, not about the comic), please take it to PMs instead, for the sake of not disrupting other people's experience of the comic. If things get out of hand in the future I'm going to have to start deleting comments and I don't like doing that.

Anyways, back to the daft Pokemon stuff. Enjoy!
This took a lot more work than I expected... I'm sorry it's not a very exciting page xD But there you have it. That's it for this chapter... And now we make our way onto the final chapter.

Thanks for reading this far guys, I do really hope you'll enjoy the ending.
@Unknown: This is one of those rare times that I'm gunna confirm or deny a theory! We're so near the end now that I might as well, and I feel like it.

Basically you're both right. The health is held against them, but that's not all. A LOT has been done to these guys to make them perfect. Perfectly strong, perfectly robust, perfectly obedient, but it comes at a cost of their health. With maintenance they can be kept going. Without it, they... Can't. We've seen that this process has been going on a while, but it's been fiddled with and honed since back then so things are slightly different.

The others are more broken down than Toby. Has he lasted a bit because he's newer, or because he's so dang hard headed and determined? Who could say...

I would have loved to have Toby exposit all of this, but unfortunately he's just not the type 8| There's also probably more too but I should leave it up in the air. Either way, I'm glad you guys got it ^^
@SpaceWitch: No worries! Lookin' forward to more comic =D
There's that lil' wonky half smile again, I guess that's just a thing he does now lolol.

Ah'll sithee later.
Risky 8V