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11th Jan 2022, 6:22 PM

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Krisantyne on 11th Jan 2022, 6:22 PM

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So, yeah, clearly this has not been going great. Working on this Gym has been an incredible slog, I'm just not vibing with it for some reason. I can tell you what that the reason might be next time. :V
But! I forced myself to finish sketching the second part before finishing and posting the first, so there won't be too long of a wait for the rest of the battle. Lining and coloring is a joke compared to the effort of creating something from nothing, u know?

Onwards to the content!

Gym number 5, Fighting type, in Castro Valley!
They go realllly hard with their gimmick. It's dark, so you need Flash, AND the trainers are hidden. I thought this was so ridiculous that I needed to do something with it in the comic and immediately conceived the idea of the ninjas jumping challengers in the dark to stress them out. And punching them as a reflex is clearly peak humor. (My humor has not developed in 10 years.) Also Gabriel deserved to show off his new luminescent spores. <3

Finally properly introducing Ginta! (Oh no, he's cute.) I remembered that beards exist - maybe someday I will even remember that glasses exist when designing a character from scratch.

The bit about everyone being way too invested in comparing Sara to her dad is directly from the gameplay experience. Characters mention it at every corner, and if I was annoyed by that, how is a real person gonna feel lol. So the obvious course of action was to torture Sara as much as possible and have it mentioned even more than in the game. (: It's not gonna stop, but at least Ginta was a good sport about it!

Soooo unlike the battle they watched on the previous page, this battle follows the order of the gameplay! First up, we have Benny fighting Hariyama.
Being one of my least favourite Pokémon, I dreaded having to draw Hariyama a million times to implement the very good and only idea I had for this battle. Well, I did not get Stockholm Syndrome'd into liking Hariyama in general, but this one is alright, I guess. He is monkey, he can stay.
Of course the Hariyama does not use Whirlwind in-game, everything that happens in this Gym battle is completely made up for your entertainment. ovob Smoke and mirrors!

No idea why I switched Benny out after that, but next up we will see Pilot VS Hitmonchan! 3 matches to go until that sweet 5th Badge.... _(:°з」∠)_ (The other page is even longer yes)

Annnnd we got some more cameos!
Some are in old outfits or without jackets again for a more climate appropriate attire. ;u;
Most of them are from Nuzlocke comics! One of the characters pictured has died in the time since I lined that panel, guess you'll have to read all the comics to find out which one. :')
TheLastUnicornInOz - Sarah and Carnelian
SureenInk - Emily and Sylveon
findingima - Precious and Piplup
YumeYukimenokoTsuki - Yume, Zerda and Catus
SpaceyPaints - Glory and Mel
TheTRUEgge - Ann and Icarus (It wouldn't be an Ann fanart without a new shirt, so here's Girafarig shirt!)
feraIigatrs - Sergio and Toh Kay
Dirtwig-Draws - Moira and Bert
Eldariel - Shiro and Tesla
Kadew-C - Red, Blue, Bulbasaur and Junior
Kit-The-Feef - Prism and Tara

Next time: I draw the rest of the fucking owl, er, battle.

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The Alolan PokeNerd on 11th Jan 2022, 8:30 PM

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XD She go punch! That poor guy-

I recognized quite a bit of the cameos from other comics I follow: they all look fantastic in your style! ^u^

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Krisantyne on 6th Feb 2022, 12:12 AM

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She didn't exactly choose violence, but here we are. xD

Thank you! >w< I'm glad your life has been enriched by a lot of those excellent comics already!

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Mango Cat on 11th Jan 2022, 10:38 PM

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I know quite a few of those Cameos! It’s interesting to see them here.
As always, an absolutely stunning page! I love it! :D

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Krisantyne on 6th Feb 2022, 12:17 AM

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Aww yeah, I'm glad you have experienced the joy of many of the comics these cameos come from! :D
Aaaaah thank you so much!! >w<

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solaris127h on 12th Jan 2022, 12:34 AM

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Pokemon trainer battle! except instead of the pokemon, the trainers battle, lmao.

Alternate: Let's go Benny! Float like a butterfly, sting like a butterfly!

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Krisantyne on 6th Feb 2022, 12:19 AM

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Yesss it's exactly what those words mean! It doesn't get more normal than that!

Ha, perfect!! :>

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YellowSaffronCitrine on 12th Jan 2022, 2:19 AM

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The shading and coloring (and everything from art to story, really) never fails to impress!

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Krisantyne on 6th Feb 2022, 12:20 AM

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Waaah thank you so much! ;v; <3

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rcbirdy on 12th Jan 2022, 5:44 PM

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Nice to see so many friendly faces again! I really like that Sara is being more confident in telling people off about her reputation.

Also, as unofficial Queen of the Hiatus, I formally declare that you can take as many breaks as you need, as frequently as you need them. (What is it about Fighting-type Gyms that makes them so hard to draw, anyway?!)

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Krisantyne on 6th Feb 2022, 12:41 AM

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Everyone's here! uwu
Hell yeah, I'm so glad to have arrived at Sara's real personality. Now all that's left to do is to make her worse.

Fsdjlkfsd thank you ;v; The sad part is, I haven't really been taking any breaks, this Gym has been more of a rattling the jail bars while sketching one panel per day kind of deal. The motivation is there, but the parts that require thinking are hard. u_u
Maybe Fighting type Gyms are hard because the Pokémon aren't cute (okay that's not true, they just aren't as cute as others!) and don't shoot fancy beams. That's not much to work with! :'D

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