So yeah, as I’ve said before, Zarla and I have some weird Left 4 Dead type characters. Though with each passing day, they move away from their fannish origins and move closer to doing their own thing. Not that I’m knocking fanworks! I’m just saying that’s how these characters are playing out… though neither of us have established names for them beyond the L4D infected we originally based their personalities on. ANYWAY the leader of the group is “Charger,” a no-nonsense zookeeper who once fought for conservation and breeding programs alongside her husband. She helped raise many of the animals in her zoo, so she had a strong bond with a lot of them. So when a mysterious virus spreads and kills or zombifies most mammals, she had to decide what the most humane action would be…
GUESS WHOSE STOMACH IS APPARENTLY TYING ITSELF INTO HIDEOUS KNOTS!! 8D
… Ugh, being under the weather sucks. BUT ANYWAY like most of you I’ve been enjoying the snot out of Pokémon Black & White. I have Black and a friend of mine has White, and we basically traveled Unova in sync, challenging gym leaders simultaneously before splitting up to explore on our own. FUN TIMES! We also traded many Pokémon to each other to get boosted experience points. I thought Sandile was adorable, so he caught me one and named him CrocDuster. Duster turned out to have Moxie as his ability, which makes me laugh every time. It makes me think that whenever he knocks out an opponent, he throws up jazz hands and yells MOXIE!! before his Attack stat rises. Anyway, my battle with Elesa was nice because after my Musharna put her first Emolga to sleep, I sent in Duster. He fainted it, got MOXIE!!, which helped him faint the next Emolga, which added to his MOXIE!! again. By the time she sent out Zebstrika, Duster was strong enough to take it out with one Dig. MOXIE!!
Yes, sadly my time here has come and gone. I became TSG’s artist during the Final Fantasy marathon, and it’s been a crazy ride! But clearly it is time for me to go.
When I walked into TSG’s office last week, Britt was sitting at his desk with his arms folded. “Sit down,” he said sternly, “we need to talk.” I asked him where I was supposed to sit when there weren’t any chairs available, and he pointed to the center of the floor. I squinted and finally spotted the little doll house recliner sitting where any functional human brain would place a normal chair. Faced with no other option, I crouched just above the tiny toy chair, as if I was frightened by it and was showing it my butt as some kind of animalistic threat display.
“Ana–” he began. I interrupted to remind him that’s not my real name, but he interrupted my interruption with a karate chop to the appendix and neck. Having seen his side of the story, I chose to no longer press the issue. “Your art’s been on the decline,” he said, “what started off as Passable At Best has now slid back into ComicGenesis Vomited into my eye sockets and posted a video of it on Youtube and then it goes viral and you see hundreds of copycat videos trying to score a few views and then memes sprout up about how bad it is and then a local news affiliate warns parents that their kids might be using it as a secret code in order to illegally download drugs from the internets.” I couldn’t help but feel like his metaphor broke down at some point, but that might have just been the internal bleeding talking.
So yes, I have been unceremoniously fired. Well, “unceremoniously” is probably too strong a word, since the moment I walked out of the office I stepped into a “YAY SHE’S FINALLY GONE WE ARE FREE ONCE AGAIN” techno dance party in the next room. Many thanks to Local for putting that together at the last minute; IT WAS A BLAST! But anyway, I’ll miss you all! And please be nice to Oscar; it’s not easy being the artist,but he’s promised to do his best!
Here’s one last image to remember me by…
Now more stupid monster fun! When we last left our hero, she had to team up with a refined rich boy in order to defeat two opponents in a 2-on-2 match. She decided to train at the city dump, which didn’t make her partner happy at all. But what about their Pokémon? Will they get along? Find out in TAG BATTLE! PART 2!
HI! HIII! HIIIIII! Here is some more stupid Pokémon art for you! As I said a while back, a few months ago I had joined a Pokémon-themed character contest, entering the most rock-stupid character in the league. She passed the first round, and spent most of Round 2 searching for some bacon. Crazily enough, she passed that round as well. It was on to Round 3, which proved to be the most involved and complex round yet. So complex, in fact, that this entry can’t just be shown in just a single post. In this round, each artist was randomly paired up with another artist, and each pair was pitted against another pair. The objective? Team up with your partner to illustrate a 2-vs-2 match against your opponents. You could pick pretty much any storytelling format you wanted, but you had to work together. This is where the community fell apart; way too many people were angry over being paired up with a “bad” artist (or even with a “good” artist) or being pitted against two popular artists. Some people even refused to work with their partners for purely bigoted reasons D: BUT I LOVED WORKING TOGETHER. My teammate was awesome, and her character was awesome. ENTER… LEANDER!