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And then the fire behind our hero exploded and he was killed in a fiery mess. Seriously dude, brooding in front of a fire is even more dangerous than brooding at the top of a cliff. Get a hobby or something.

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kotor, May 23rd, 2013, 6:12 am ( Reply )

Pop culture reference - I think that now is probably a good time to admit that I've never seen the movie Taken. Yes, I claim that this comic is inspired by the film, but it's more inspired by the sentiment - that father-daughter "I will do anything, climb any mountain, yada yada to get you back" idea.

I suppose that if anything, his comic is really inspired by a story my wife told me - she has seen the movie: in fact, she watched it with her dad, who seemed to agree with Liam Neeson's decisions, and told Kayleigh, "That's exactly what I'd do if you were kidnapped." This comic aims to explore the sacrifices we're willing to make for the loved ones in our lives, whether they be daughters, parents, spouses or friends. What sacrifice is too great? How much of yourself can you honestly give? Also there will be some punching and a lot of Pokemon fights.

I should also admit at this point that this comic is a Hard-Mode run. A Nuzlocke. A comic based on a real playthrough of Pokemon White where characters die if their digital equivalents faint in battle. That's where this whole sacrifice element comes in. Is Dusty, our hero, going to be willing to sacrifice the lives of his Pokemon if it means getting his daughter back? Will favouritism among his team lead to casualties? What friendships forge when you are literally fighting for your lives? This comic moves slowly, and while that's partly because it's a three-panel action comic, it's also to give you plenty of time to get attached to the characters before they die. Because I'm cruel like that. And because when death is ever-present, you learn to better appreciate life.

By now if you've bothered to read all this, you must suspect that I overthink my comics a bit. That's not true. I think about them exactly the right amount.

I've been enjoying making this comic so far, I hope you enjoy reading it. Let me know how you think it's going: critique is always welcome.

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Those Poke Ball cuff buttons are stylin'.

posted by Surfersquid on May 24th, 2013, 12:43 am

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Nice art style, let's see where this cheesy drama leads us! X)

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