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Emerald Nuzlocke 14 - pt. 3 by ShadeofShinon Emerald Nuzlocke 14 - pt. 3 by ShadeofShinon
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Yay, finally! I know I said I'd be able to update faster but apparently not. I had a job that kept me busy for a while and I've also started studying Italian so those two ahve eaten my time quite efficiently. I dare say I can make updates happen faster now, at least they won't take another month.
This part is an obligatory mourning part but it also has a lot of character interactions and also, plot. As you may have noticed, some things have started to clear up, even if just a little. I'll continue explaining a lot of stuff in the next chapter.
I caught a Shuppet at Mt. Pyre and at first I had a lot of difficulties with including it nicely. Then I got the idea of a ghost caretaker, and I must say I kind of like it myself (well, at least it's better than "Hoo, random capture in the graveyard, yay!").
Also, the mysterious mystery Pokemon makes another appearance. Man I loved drawing that Absol, it made this part less painful to draw. <3 Don't ask me how she got on the island, she has her ways.

There are a lot of audios that are related either to this part or to this comic in general.
I found the perfect voice for the Absol: [link] [from 2:58 to 3:11, you can also listen to the whole song since it's awesome. <3]
The song (or rather, the part of a song) Solveig sang is Chasing The Dragon by Epica It's a very beautiful and sad song, definitely one of my personal all time favuroites.
Thorn's and Solveig's duet is Day For Ghosts by Delain. It's one of the few songs that actually fit both Pokemon. You have no idea how difficult it is to find fitting duets for these two. But I think this one was pretty nice.
Also, not related to this part but I found the perfect battle theme for Nessa: [link] I think it fits pretty well.

Also, I don't know if you have noticed but I updated the cover page because miss derpface started bugging me so much. I even made a comparison picture: [link]

That's it for now. I hope I can update soon again!
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Liel-37 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Hey, when I checked the link to the video for Nessa's battle theme the video had been taken down. do you remember the name of the song cause I am genuinely intrigue to hear it.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the song there was: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYoNqx…
I still think it would be fitting but I don't know, I might choose another one today.
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MopMaster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, the video link for Nessa's Battle Theme got shut down. Now I'm dying to know what it was.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYoNqx…
I might change my mind about it though or at least find different alternatives. I think this one still goes well with general battles. I changed a lot of the character's themes from what I said they were.
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Whozawhatcha Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:aww: I like the Shuppet. 
I'm liking where this is going. And this chapter was full of wonderful feels, lots of angst, and I have enjoyed every bit of it 
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda like the character, too. Drawing this made me a bit sad I didn't end up using him.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you make it so long? Did you just take different sheets of paper and paste them together?
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I draw this comic on A4 sheets, scan them individually and then paste the together with photoshop.
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TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. I drew the first four parts of my Nuzlocke comic on Photoshop, but it didn't turn out well. So now I'm trying the draw-it-on-paper method :D
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :> I personally enjoy the the traditional method I use. Digital comics are fun but pencil comics are more like my thing.
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TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah.
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Playful-Absol Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
This nuzlocke is so awesome!!!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like it. :>
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Playful-Absol Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
And I can't wait to see if absol is incorporated into the team.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's going to be a long wait, but you'll see what happens eventually.
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Playful-Absol Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Eventually....
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DracorianAmanda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Aww, a sad note to leave on, but I'm looking forward to the next pages in this amazing comic. It was hard for me to stop reading this once I started ^^ You have a great talent, and thank you for sharing it with all of us to see. This has gotten me in a Pokemon mood, I have a horrible itch to play the game...unfortunately Breath of Fire has to be beaten first ><

Lol, well, anyway, great work ^^ Like I said, I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really glad to hear you like the comic. It means a lot to me. :> I'll try my best to get more updates done as soon as possible.

And there is always time for Pokemon games!
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DracorianAmanda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
True that :P
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lumpking2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Artist
I just read your entire series up until now and this is the best nuzlock comic ive read. You give all of your characters real emotion and being. You are also good at using both humor and sadness in your work. Congratulations on getting so far and i hope that we will be seeing both of your fallen warriors again one day. Keep going and know you have one more person eagerly awaiting the next comic.
R.I.P. Vermundr
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! That means a lot to me. I'm really glad to hear you like my comic.
I hope I can get the next update done soon!
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lumpking2 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Artist
looking forward to it
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Matt-Naphtha Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My Altaria in White is named "Simone" and as I was reading through this, I was really hoping for an Epica song at some point. :D

Solveig and Thorn are probably my favorites from the team right now, and I love the music aspects they bring to the comic (especially since the average Pokémon can talk here). Really makes it stand out, along with the realistic interpretations of the Pokémon themselves. Very interesting story and beautiful art, basically, and I definitely can't wait for the next part. =)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? That's a very nice name for an Altaria! I love Epica, and I'd never pass a chance to include their songs in the comic. :D

That is very nice to hear! I'm really glad to hear you've enjoyed the comic so far. I'm hoping t get the next update done within a week. :>
Thank you!
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Matt-Naphtha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. =)
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MidnightRushing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Haha, I finally caught up!

I've been reading this since earlier this morning. I love your Nuzlocke; it has the humor, but it also contains its own twists. And it seems you take it very seriously! Not many Nuzlockes are like that.
When Vermundr and Alhildr died, I seriously almost cried. I mean, the emotion in your drawings is very evident and you can really feel it. Plus, I managed to get attached to them!

Fenrir and Solveig are definitely my favorites out of all your team with Thorn and Gismundr in a close second. Actually, I love all of the team, those four just really stand out to me. And Ey’s backstory and character is really interesting too! I hope you explain why Fenrir is acting so strange. I really like him and don’t want to see him go or have anything happen to him!

Anyways, this comic/Nuzlocke story is great! I’m going to add the cover to my favorites and add you to my watchlist. I can’t wait for the next comic. Good luck!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so late with my reply, I should clean my inbox more often.
Anyway, thank you so much for the long and thoughtful comment!
I guess I do take my Nuzlocke seriously. There are some who are even more serious and the ones who just make funny comics but I think they're all good. The world needs humour as much as it does well written stories. My Nuzlocke started as a not so serious thing but eventually when I thought about the story more it became like this. And I have loads of stuff in store, too!
But it's good to hear you managed to get attached to the characters. I actually try to improve my characters and make them more solid.
Haha, Fenrir and Solveig seem to be everyone's favourites. I gotta admit I love those two as well, but then again, I love them all. Anyway, there will be explanations fairly soon.~
Thank you again! I'll try to get another update done soon!
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MidnightRushing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Pahaha, that's perfectly fine! And you're very welcome. <3

I can't wait for another update.
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaand, finally, I'm commenting on this thing. Goodness, I'm so sorry!

What can I say? This is incredible - I love how masterful you are with making shades with a pencil - especially when detailing Absol's face. Not to mention the fact that you can where they are just by little suggestions in the background like the cliffs and the clouds.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no need to be sorry. :> I'm not assuming that people would comment on my deviations right away - or to comment in the first place. I'm just happy that you wrote a comment.

Anyway, thank you so much! It means a lot coming from you. <3
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LovePikaNizzy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I just gotta love this.

Though one thing is bothering me.. That.. Altaria, is it? At first, I was wondering whether it was supposed to be Moltres or Articuno. I realized it's Altaria (unless I happen to be wrong) when I was over half in reading.. I recommend next time you make her wings look more cloud-like, the way Altaria have them.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

I can understand why people might confuse Solveig for an Articuno or an other bird Pokemon. I draw my Pokemon realistically and that often makes them look completely different. However, in my Altaria's case I didn't think it would be like that. In the comic I have pointed out that Solveig is an Altaria and I have also given an explanation why her wings aren't fluffy all the time. For realism's sake I have decided to make Altaria's wings like real wings for a couple of reasons a) Altaria is a half dragon and personally I think such a big ball of fluff isn't very suitable for one and b) it couldn't really fly nor carry anyone on it's back if it didn't have proper wings. Solveig's wings can be fluffy, though. Solveig can generate cloud-like substance to cover it's wing - or maybe her whole body and surroundings. This serves as a multi-purpose abilty. It will cleanse all kinds of impurities, it can serve as a defending mechanism and it also can have a soothing effect on nearby creatures.
I hope this clears it up. I have thought this through and it was an intentional decision to tweak the design.
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Meta-Akira Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew the Shuppet. And the way you draw Absol is just gorgeous.
Another lovely page. The effort you put into them really shines through. ^^
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :>
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Sanhanian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Absol...is intriguing. I can't wait to find out more. =D
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You will, sooner or later. ;) I have lots and lots of plans.
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HKimF Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I just wanted to say that your artwork is absolutely stunning! Your characters feel so... real and the pencil-work really brings out the aura of the story.

It really is amazing. Your comic is the feature image for this weeks Monday Laughs on Pokemon Elite 2000.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. Thank you so much for the kind words and for telling me that my comic has bee featured! I'm honoured, it really made my day. :heart:
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Moschonn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I have yet to find something about this part that is not great beyond describtion. Great tension, great art, great music, GREAT EVERYTHING!!! Sorry, but yes, it's that good.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, no need to be sorry! I'm just glad to hear you liked it. Thank you! :D
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BlazeDGO Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Absol! :D She looks awesome, and I love the way you draw her.
Interesting start of the explanation as to why Nessa's Pokemon (and some others') die. Can't wait to see more!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
That's not the whole explanation, so you might want to wait for a more detailed explanation. ;)
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Enitharmon301 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Asdfghgjkl this is so sad and perfect and sad and... ;n;
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :>
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LunarisTigris Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
It looks so awesome and it's so sad ><
The Absol is really cool, your drawing style adds to the emotions and expressions of the Pokemon and Characters.
Amazing, can't wait for the next update.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear you like it. :>
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sinä olet mestari ripottelemaan tunteita mustavalkoisten kuvion joukkoon. :heart:
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiitoksia!
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Safira-the-Panther Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Ensla... Hired" That one really made me laugh, I tend to write such things a lot :la:
Lots of strong feelings in this page, very well rendered...
I really love those landscapes and the last panel with Solveig
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, good to hear it made you laugh. :>
Strong feelings can be quite difficult to render, especially if there are a lot of them. Thank you!
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