Important Filler!

November 2nd, 2010, 6:25 pm

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Crystal Hikara, November 2nd, 2010, 6:17 pm

>< An unexpected hiatus... I am so, so sorry.

I don't even know if any of you guys are still out there or not. I feel so crappy that I haven't touched this since MM!, but I hit a major art block and the like, and the more that time went on, the less and less I liked the pages I had already drawn. I'm a very very self-critical artist, and very little satisfies me as an artist. So of course the more I look at these pages, not only do they fill me with sadness, but with the desire to never take on this project again.

However, would that be fair to those that supported me throughout this? That have kept me going even this far, farther than I have ever done before? Those that make me want to continue onwards and upwards to the very last page in Chapter 20?

No. No it wouldn't. So I am very sorry that I haven't updated in a while, that I haven't given you something that you are able to (hopefully) enjoy and read.

It still stands that I have to re-do some of the older pages, as I was not comfortable with drawing Asa at the time. It still irks me how different the pages are from each other. That, and after all this time, I think I've finally discovered my large issue with making the characters feel too cardboard.

So, here's how it's gonna work out. This month is NaNoWriMo, and I'm gonna DO it if it kills me. Right now, I need the motivation to finish up the script of Enigmatic Star- all 150-250 pages or so of it. I need to be able to write out this story, so that I don't have to worry about it and I can concentrate on this comic. I need your undying support and positive energy to make this work. I need you guys.

If any of you are still out there, and would really really like to see Enigmatic Star -happen-, both the fanfic and the comic, shout out with your support! Tell me what you like, don't like about the story, the characters, everything...I want to know what you all think! I want to take in your insight, even if this is so early on. I want to hear your whining about the comic- tell me it sucks so I can work harder on it to make it not suck so much! Just say 'Still here' or something of the like to let me know you're still somewhat remotely interested at all in the comic! I really don't care; anything is kinda encouraging at this point.

On that note, here are some doodles of Asa that I have done recently. (I kinda like drawing her, I've discovered.) So as not to terribly trololol you guys, I've also updated the original cover with the better one. I'll be updating the banner sometime soon too. Also, if you have opinions on whether or not I possibly should give the members of Earl's Pokemon Academy Japanese uniforms (to make it more like Japan, because Johto IS based off someplace in Japan...), lemme know. :B

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User's Comments:

luvsmepokemon, November 2nd, 2010, 7:10 pm

if you want to hear what i hate. i dont hate any of it. nothing strikes me as over-done, over-dull, or corny. it's an all around win comic! i could look over the entire played out plot and not be able to say one bad thing.
i wish i could draw like you... i would be doing my own comic if i could...

Leafy Savanna Chan, November 2nd, 2010, 7:25 pm

Wanna know the straightforward truth? When I saw this on the list in my favs, I actually squealed out loud. I could barely click the banner to get here, I was that excited!
So I was a little upset that it was a filler, but I'm glad to have an explanation as to why you've been gone.
This is a really amazing comic, and you draw beautifully, and it's just overall really polished, plot-wise. Some of the poses do need a little work, but like you said, you've already noticed that, so I won't say much more than that.
I'm really glad you're going to keep this up!
Good luck at NaNoWriMo! It's some tough stuff. I'm sure it'll be great! <3

Enuwey, November 2nd, 2010, 8:11 pm

Don't give up yet! This story is to good to be given up on! *squee!* A fellow nano-er! =D (a fellow comic artist at that!)

*SUPPORT! + HUGS!* YEAH! KEEP GOIN' GIRL! This comic is one of the most awesome Pokemon ones I've ever seen, and by far the most awesome for Mystery Dungeon yet. (even if it isn't very far yet)

I love where its going and how your developing Asa. :') (Its just so beautiful) And I totally understand what you're going through.

GASP! You updated the cover?! (goes to look) WAH! Its beautiful!

Honey, please don't give up! Just keep going and don't look back at your old stuff too much, it just gets depressing, but kind of fun when you compare your old stuff with your new just to see how much better you've gotten.

As for the uniform thing...Yeah that would be fun, but not necessary. :) I think it's fine the way it is.

Best of luck with Nano! I'm rooting for ya! (sends up fangirl flag)

-Note to self: Must remember to make fanart for this story after nano or when procrastinating...-

gmr man (Guest), November 3rd, 2010, 2:25 am

DON'T GIVE UP I have been whatching this for a while so far it is excelent work.
on a side note i like comics with evolving(pun intended) artwork it shows how the author has improved keep up the good work

Christo556, November 3rd, 2010, 3:27 am

i was actually wondering why this comic wasn't being updated

glad to hear from you anyway ^^;

nuttyjigs, November 3rd, 2010, 5:37 am

Nanowrimo? Cool. :D DON'T GIVE UP! YOU CAN DO IT! I'LL BE HERE...:D This comic is too awesome for you to end it!!!

Hoolo (Guest), November 3rd, 2010, 8:40 am

At least daily checking paid off...
Too bad it's a filler, I like the style and the art and the story and the all et al. And stuff.
And I like it.

blizzard (Guest), November 3rd, 2010, 12:33 pm

sorry what? you think there's something wrong with the art? the art's awesome

spudwalt (Guest), November 3rd, 2010, 3:02 pm

Ah, good, you're back! I've been waiting patiently for that to happen for...
*checks date of last page*
...almost seven months? Wow.

But yeah, don't give up! We haven't even gotten to the part where Asa turns into an Eevee yet! And I haven't seen anything to complain about in the comic; an intriguing story, great artwork... what's not to like?

About the school uniforms... I'd say do whatever you feel works best. I don't particularly care one way or the other about how the characters look (they look great, by the way); it's their personalities that matter more to me, and those are cool, too.

ShadowEevee128, November 3rd, 2010, 4:12 pm

I support you all the way! I though you gave up on making this comic, I'm just glad your back. Your art is amazing, much better then mine.

Shiny pokemons!!, November 3rd, 2010, 9:01 pm

Good to see you back! Keep working! And your art is nothing to be ashamed of! Trust me! I'm not half as good as you! Keeping going! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Caitsith9001, November 4th, 2010, 9:31 am

We're all rooting for you to get the job done. We want to see this finished because you want to not because it's a chore. So clear you're head get focused and start!

Jelly Bear, November 4th, 2010, 9:34 am

I completely understand your situation, because it's basically the story of my life. xD It's nothing but natural of you to cringe at old pages, especially on a project that you haven't touched in some months.

So I say go for it. Write your script. Mend your pages. You want to impress yourself above your fans. You've improved vastly since your last page, so I'm sure you'll get a beautiful result in time. ^__^

Sound Synthesis, November 4th, 2010, 9:57 am

(Luxrayess on Serebii) I'm rooting for you, CH!

Crystal Hikara, November 4th, 2010, 10:04 am ;_____________; I'm seriously touched. I do not deserve this sort of feedback, I feel. I feel like I'm still some sort of newbie artist that no-one likes, that I'm never gonna get anywhere in life with my artwork. And yet, within a day or so's time of posting up a selfish need for comments, SO many people stepped forward and gave me a bitchslap of reality and encouragement.

Oh christ. Haha, God, I didn't know so many of you actually were waiting for ES to start back up (for those that are still out there that read my comic). I...I've been so lazy and unmotivated, thinking that my story is just another fan story, that it's not anything important, especially since it so closely follows the storyline of the first game series with its own added touches...but you guys have made this a very special story for me, now. I'm so humbled by all of your love. :heart:

So after I'm done bawling my eyes out like an overly emotional bag, I'm gonna write. And I'm gonna beat the NaNoWriMo challenge.

Lockman, November 5th, 2010, 5:03 pm

C'mon, you can do it! The story and art are amazing so far!

Alex Warlorn (Guest), November 7th, 2010, 10:39 pm

heh Don't start anything unless you've chosen to see it through to the end.

sacridshadow (Guest), November 16th, 2010, 5:56 pm

KEEP GOING! You've done a wonderful job so far. I think Breeze is a wonderful pidgey, and you make it so natural. I've been trying to make a comic actually start for about a year now, and so far, all I get is a nice plot. Then new ideas come along and I want to try them out. lol Sometimes, they work, sometimes they don't. My only problem seems to be deciding it's time to draw the pages I've written. Coloring's another issue, but I'm sure I'll find a way to fix that. Just keep on trucking and it'll be over before you know it.

I will guide you (Guest), November 22nd, 2010, 9:05 pm

Start Strong! Finish Strong!

rogue, December 1st, 2010, 6:10 pm

keep it up

booho1, December 24th, 2010, 10:10 am

Morality Sigh. girl, u need a morality boost. You think that you can't do this comic. YOU ARE WRONG! You keep putting yourself down. Look, people here don't really mind a "Bad quality" drawing comic series. It's better then all the sprite ones out here. What people want is a GOOD PLOT! And you game them a good opening. I came here, hopping for another part. Instead, you give us a "De-motivated" bull crap. Do limit your self by what you "Think" you can do. If you can do it, DO IT!

rogue, February 23rd, 2011, 1:38 am

I agree completely!

zaceron, March 31st, 2011, 7:31 am

It's sort of interesting and you do know how to draw, some of the images are just gorgeous, though you should go easy on th melancholy and not crush your character too deep into the dirt. And do try and cheer up.

Foxyjosh (Guest), April 14th, 2011, 7:34 pm

I just stumbled upon this and I love how my favorite Pokemon shows up right off the bat!

kik (Guest), July 7th, 2011, 9:50 pm

great work I love this commic and hope to see more. It relates to how so many feel in the real world. Please keep it up.

tracender02 (Guest), August 1st, 2011, 9:22 am

update Y U nO Update!?

This is like the 4th webcomic ive seen not updating ever in my life

PWEEZ UPdATES!!!!1!!!11!!

DragonhandX (Guest), August 5th, 2011, 7:50 am

hmmmmmm i don't think i need to say anything other than "what they said"

Foxyjosh (Guest), August 14th, 2011, 3:03 pm

I hope you update. This is still a great story.
I think your artwork is great!

SmackJeevesNinja (Guest), August 22nd, 2011, 9:49 pm

This is a Beautfiul Comic I'm loving it so much, and the only idssapointing thing so far, is, well, that the hiatus started so soon. I mean, I expect all of the web comic artists to go on hiatus some time or another, but so soon? I was just getting into it. I was really look foreward to continue reading this comic when yiur hiatus ends. Personally, I love your artwork, I don't think you should be too critical about it. Sure, it could use improvment, but who's couldn't? I epsecially love the way you draw pokemon! Also, this could become much more than a "fan comic" I can really see an orignal story developing here. It's already got a real unique main character, seriously, I've never seen one like this before. You have talent and I think I could learn a lot from your work, so I really hope you get out of this slump soon. A year will have passed in a few months,and I hope it will have continued by then. After this amount of time, I'll bet you artwork is ten times better. Here's to not letting this comic be discontinued! Keep at it, and don't give up.

Waiting Patiently~

Habby (Guest), September 20th, 2011, 8:26 pm

Hello? (-oh? -oh? -oh?) I'm sorry, but did you quit this? I may be the only person here, but i want to see the story. I would contin, at least just improve it. If i was making a comic, i would fin and contin that comic if just one person stayed with me and watched it. I am like you, always hating all my work cuz it doesn't look like i saw it in my head. But I keep going. Please, i will showcase this website everywhere if you just reply and persevere. At the VERY LEAST, reply and tell me that You don't have the time.

SmackJeevesNinja (Guest), January 1st, 2012, 9:09 pm

Still Waiting Although I do hope you come back soon, I just want you to know there are still those of us hopping you will update. You said you didn't want to take on this project ever again because you don't like your artwork. But shouldn't you take on this project to improve you artwork? I think it's the best thing to begin reading a comic, and see the artis grow as it continues. I truely don't care about style changes or anything. Webcomics are the best because the authors and artists should feel free to change and grow... and yes, to dump a project if they feel it's not worth it without any risks to themselves. But i think you have talent worthy of being used on something. You should comment here and let us know you're still alive.

16vhobson7, January 20th, 2012, 12:47 pm

Woohoo!! I am currently raeding at least 5 of these online Pokemon comics Your's is probobly the best drawn!

SmackJeevesNinja (Guest), June 25th, 2012, 1:50 am

I still checking in on this comic every once and a while. Could you at least declare it dead if you have no plans to continue it? Prolonged hiatus get me worked up about nothing. I've been waiting three years for the third song in a series, for example. I'm about ready to fly to Japan and threaten those people until the finish it. Come one now, your artwork is fantastic! I was so looking foreward to reading this comic. *sigh* Indefinate waiting sure is a struggle.

rogue, October 30th, 2012, 3:32 am

still watching.

Foxyjosh (Guest), July 2nd, 2013, 11:22 am

Still waiting It looks like you gave up on this. I still check back and hope for an update though. I'll pop in again later.

DragonShredder, November 3rd, 2013, 4:37 pm

Hoping Waiting... Why stop?

Foxyjoshua (Guest), May 7th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Thought I'd pop in Hello, I decided to go through my "not so daily comics" folder to see if anyone updated since the last time I checked.

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