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Hey, thanks for dropping by. Welcome to my bio.

I'm basically your average lazy artist. I like video games, food, sleep and drawing. I'm currently working on my Pokemon Emerald Nuzlocke run, which constitutes about 70% of what I'm posting at the minute, but I also like to draw the odd comic or doodle on other things, be they video games, dumb puns, or just mildly amusing stuff going on in my life. I have been known to do drawing livestreams on occasion.

If you don't know what a Nuzlocke is and you're interested, you can find a brief description at

The Nuzlocking community is awesome and y'all should join in the fun.

I usually reside in the innocuous little hovel of a town known as Abingdon, hanging off the crusty rear-end of the much more well known city of Oxford.

For the time being I am studying the ancient art of animation in a university hanging low in the nether-regions of the UK.

I try to read every single comment I receive, be it on my profile or on my submissions. If I don't reply, please don't take it personally, I really do appreciate the input. The fact is though that I cannot possibly reply individually to every single one without sounding extremely repetitive - there are only so many times I can say "Thanks" before I start sounding like a broken record.

That being said, please feel free to post your honest thoughts, critical or otherwise. So long as you're not explicitly rude, I don't mind. I have a pretty straightforward way of typing, but please don't let that put you off talking to me, I like to think I'm fairly easy to get along with. I will also endeavour to answer any specific questions or particularly interesting comments that I can. If you ask a question and I don't answer, please don't feel afraid to ask again; as I said before, I can be forgetful. By all means talk to me in a note if you'd prefer.

I'm generally up for commissions. There's a little more info' on that elsewhere on my profile. Go ahead and drop me a note if you're interested.

I try to always return llamas. Sharing is caring.
I don't generally do those tag journal things though, except for from close friends. That's not to say that you're forbidden to tag me, just please don't take offence if I don't repost it.

I'm totally aware that loooooads of my "art", particularly the older stuff, is horrible. Like, makes-you-throw-up-very-slightly-when-you-see-it horrible. But that's OK, improvement is part of any artist's journey, and you can't improve if you weren't terrible at some point. Something something Einstein quote.

But yeah, keeping up the old detritus preserves a sort of visual diary of my improving over the years, even if it does make the gallery look a little gross and cluttered towards the last page or two. It looks horrible and I'm sorry, but it's all for the grea'er good.

The grea'er good.

If you've read this far and seen some of my stuff and for some reason you somehow haven't already been driven away from boredom, congratulations, and fear not, it's nearly over.

I do have a Tumblr, which I never, ever update. Hell if I know how this damn site works, I just made an account to take the dumb username in case someone else stole it.

This is the end. I'll put you out of your misery now. Go away. Read a book. Find true love. Live your life as you see fit. The world is your shellfish. Find freedom in this canvas.

People who follow my Nuzlocke, how do you prefer my updates? 

308 deviants said Slow and Steady- Longer individual updates, but longer waits in between?
219 deviants said Short and sweet- shorter comics but a bit more frequent?


She's a witch and her name's Hattie.
OC, donut steel. 
65- Cooties
Ok so unless you're colourblind, most of you will probably have noticed something a bit off about this one. Mainly the fact that it's entirely in greyscale. For an explanation, see this journal I posted earlier- The state of my Nuzlocke
Thanks everyone for being so supportive. It's really heartening that everyone is still sticking by me and this series despite the recent lull in production. I honestly couldn't ask for a better audience. Here's to actually being able to continue this damn thing.

Oh yeah also credit to ky-nim for filling the role of Chief Scientific Jargon Officer.
Edit- Thanks for all your support guys. I've been really stressed out recently and this has been very heartening. I'm so grateful you're all sticking with me through this.

Ok guys, I'mma be real with y'all here.

My life right now is busy. Way more so than it used to be. I no longer have the luxury of time that I had a few years ago when I started this project, and if I keep this up, then we'll end up with what we've got now- an extremely slowly updating project with months between entries. This is no fun, as it means people lose track of where the story is between updates, it means I lose momentum and interest, and it means I'll never get the story I want to tell finished at this rate.

And I DO want to finish it.

Consequently I've been thinking and I've come to some unpleasant conclusions:

If I'm gonna continue this thing, it's got to take a quality hit. I can't continue to provide you all with the standard I've set for the last couple of years, as much as I'd love to be able to. This is a project that I love, but it's still technically just a hobby. The process of colouring and painting my comic is arduous and boring at times, and it takes easily over half of the time to produce an update. 

So yeah. How do people feel if I ditch the colour? at least for some of the updates?

I know, a lot of the feedback I get is that people love the colourful and vibrant parts of my comics, and I agree. They're super fun and satisfying to make. But the sad fact of the matter is they take ages, and I can't afford to commit that much time to each update if I want to see this through before I'm dead of old age. It takes forever to colour in even the mundane and less exciting scenes, and if I were to shave off that time, it would likely increase production speed immensely. I could still colour in the important parts of the comic, certain scenes where colour is very important or intense battles. Even individual panels which particularly need it, maybe.

At the end of the day, it's either this, or cancel. And I don't want to cancel unless it's literally my only option. So yeah, I guess this is just a heads-up. If I shift into greyscale for some of the comics, don't be surprised.


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