So there's been a little confusion as to exactly what the point is, and frankly I'm not really surprised.
Basically when the internal battery in a GBA Pokemon game dries up, it says "The game will still be playable, but clock-based events will no longer occur." In reality this just means that things like sales at the department store and outbreaks of particular Pokemon won't happen, but I figured it could be reinterpreted as time freezing throughout the game, which is either totally awesome or totally terrible for the trainer.
I know it isn't strictly what the dry battery thing does, but I can dream ;D
My Ruby's actually run out of battery now. I think that's why none of the previously fought trainers want rematches, which is going to make level-grinding on my new playthrough exceedingly difficult. :/
I like how the hands came out in panel 3, I had to get my brother to model his hands for a minute because I suck at those fancy-schmancy gestures and stuff.
Also I seriously need to get more ink refills for my markers, most of them are drying out now. But refills are so expensive... ;_;