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118 - Mt. Silver

June 22nd, 2017, 2:00 am

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Reply Surfersquid, May 30th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Hey everybody! Thanks so much for reading and enjoying this comic through Book 2! I'm glad so many people enjoyed it!

People have been asking about a Book 3, and my best answer is: probably not. I'm really glad that I got to produce this idea that I'd first had years ago, but a regular webcomic is exhausting, and I have a lot of other projects I'm involved in now.

You can keep up with them here:

https://surfersquid.tumblr.com/ (My tumblr blog)
http://surfersquid.deviantart.com/ (My dA page)
https://www.fanfiction.net/~surfersquid (All of my silly fanfic ideas)
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00ISAFF5Y (My original science fiction/fantasy novels)
http://squidcancook.blogspot.com/ (My food blog that is totally unrelated to everything else)

Again, thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me that my silly ideas made so many of you smile and laugh. I've enjoyed the conversations I've had with you and seeing your reactions and comments on each and every comic. It's been quite the journey, and I wish all of you the best on your own journeys.

But stick around, because I've got one last surprise planned for you all tomorrow. :)

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User's Comments:

Reply Shard, June 22nd, 2017, 2:11 am

Years later, Professor Oak crash-lands in Alola, gets absurdly tanned, and starts researching island variants using a different name to see if they taste different. Blue and Silver join forces to go to the Battle Tree and make certain that the new protagonist is ready to defeat this threat once and for all.

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 10:16 am

@Shard: Makes sense to me!

Reply Koren, June 22nd, 2017, 10:28 am

@Surfersquid: If you ever make a sequel to this comic, it should have this plot.

It could be called Oak Wants to Fight!

Reply LovedDarkLonelinessEevee, June 22nd, 2017, 3:34 am

professor oak... he becomes even more crazier and now makes poke-puns and talks with his past self on a computer monitor screen.

Reply Nashew, June 22nd, 2017, 6:52 am

This is probably better than the scene in the actual game. xD

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 10:16 am

@Nashew: Thought it'd be fun to play with it a bit.

Reply HaikenEdge, June 22nd, 2017, 8:22 am

Sad there's not going to be a book 3. One of my favorite things twice a week.

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 10:19 am

@HaikenEdge: Sorry about that. I gave this decision a lot of thought and I just feel like it's time to move on. I'd rather end on a strong note than try to stretch it out, get burnt out on it, and have the comic's quality suffer.

But hey, maybe someone will pick up where I've left off. :)

Reply Golb989, June 22nd, 2017, 10:29 am

@Surfersquid: (So, no Rival's cameo then...?)

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 10:31 am

@Golb989: I had such a hard time trying to come up with anything funny for the rival in this game. For some reason his personality was just not as easy to work with (or warp) as Blue's. Rather than try to force a joke (which never works), I decided to just downplay his presence.

Except for when Kris beans him with a Poke Ball in the Rocket Hideout, which is hilarious.

Reply Golb989, June 22nd, 2017, 3:14 pm

@Surfersquid: (Actually, you cut Blue out too...)

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 4:43 pm

@Golb989: That's true. I couldn't really find anything in his dialogue in the game that inspired me. As much as I love GSC, I feel like its script just wasn't as odd as RBY's, and it gave me less to work with.

Reply Golb989, June 22nd, 2017, 10:27 am

NYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! http://data.whicdn.com/images/185381868/large.gif

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 10:32 am

@Golb989: I'm honestly really sorry to disappoint everybody like this. But I feel that this is the best course of action considering everything else I have going on nowadays. I had an idea for a webcomic, I went with it for two books, and I feel satisfied with what I've done. :)

Reply Golb989, June 22nd, 2017, 3:13 pm

@Surfersquid:

That's too bad, but it was great till it lasted.

http://i.imgur.com/0FS3IBJ.gif

In fact, this was one of the very few ongoing comics that made my profile here on Jeeves have any sense.

Reply Ultizeta, June 22nd, 2017, 12:44 pm

The Game Boy Advance games is when the translation got better and dialogue started being more complicated and fleshed out anyway, so it makes perfect sense to stop with Johto. Good luck with your future projects.

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 4:44 pm

@Ultizeta: That's true. Just thinking about all of the towns, routes, NPCs, and trainers in the later games is overwhelming, haha. The first two gens were simpler times.

Reply Torkie (Guest), June 22nd, 2017, 3:21 pm

All Good Things I had a lot of fun reading this comic over the years, and I'm happy you made a Book II. Creative work takes a lot of energy, and doing this on a consistent basis must be exhausting. It was fantastic of us to get this treat in the first place. If you feel like the project is done, though, then rejoice!

Squidster, I've never fully finished any of my long-term, story arc type creative writing pieces. Reaching a finishing point is a big deal, and can be very satisfying. Being able to be satisfied with your work after having seen it to completion… that's great. :3

I'll probably be lurking through the archives for quite a while. The comics are very fun to use as references to show other people.


Thanks for the good times!

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 4:49 pm

@Torkie: Thanks for your understanding. :) Yes, webcomics are definitely an immense amount of work, even if it's only twice weekly and the art is as simple as this. It does pile up.

I'm glad you've enjoyed the comic over the years, and I wish you the best with your stories! I think you'll be able to finish them someday as long as you don't give up. ^^

Reply Torkie (Guest), June 23rd, 2017, 4:30 am

@Surfersquid: Well, you could say that It's A Long Story for my unlucky Adept. ;3

Like you worked in TWTF with the text from Pokémon games, my story arcs work with the text of the /Golden Sun: The Lost Age/ (and the prequel) and of the MegaMan games (or rather… the Alternative Interpretation that the MEGAS present in their songs). There's just so much ground to cover. As of right now, there are about 70 chapters of the latter and 50 chapters of the former complete.

I got about 40% through IALS over the course of five years, and I've decided to restart it based on a new understanding of the setting and the world mechanics. We'll see how it goes, heh.

Your invitation to continue on from here for Hoenn and Book III is certainly tempting, and could prove quite amusing. I can't draw very well, though, so it would be just text-based. And I am already working on three other (similar) projects. xD

Maybe someday! Hoenn IS my favorite!

Reply Surfersquid, June 23rd, 2017, 10:52 am

@Torkie: Wow, that does sound like a ton of work! And then to restart it... phew, you've certainly got something to keep you busy for quite a while, it sounds like!

If you want to take the idea behind TWTF and turn it into your own project (under a different name, of course), I say go for it! Part of the fun of this comic was showing in what other ways the Pokemon games can be comic-fied besides Nuzlocke runs.

Reply Alienoid, June 22nd, 2017, 3:35 pm

Definitely a contender for one of my favourite comics on this website. The humour was amazing, the art is adorable, and I'm definitely gonna miss this comic. But hey, best of luck with whatever you take a spin at next and keep up the amazing work!

Reply Surfersquid, June 22nd, 2017, 4:50 pm

@Alienoid: Thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it! It's nice to know I've made such a contribution.

And it made TVTropes, which is... incredible.

On to more fun stuff!

Reply Sanji (Guest), June 25th, 2017, 3:14 pm

I'm sad to hear that there probably won't be a Book 3, but I understand. It's been to end things short and sweet than to keep going and make bitter results (...what kind of pun was that?). Anyway, I will definitely follow you on deviantart and tumblr. ^^

Reply Surfersquid, June 25th, 2017, 5:40 pm

@Sanji: Thanks. :) Better to end on a high note, I think. At least then, we'll always have positive memories of the project and not "it was great at first and then went downhill".

Reply Sanji (Guest), June 26th, 2017, 4:18 pm

@Surfersquid: Exactly!

Reply WiispNightmare, July 1st, 2017, 7:00 pm

Ahhhhhhhhh
It's over? *cries*
In all seriousness though, This has been a wondrous comic. I've shown it to a lot of people without having to worry about content, because it's all kid friendly (except maybe Oak, lol)
Your art is amazing too!
I may not have been here through the whole of it, but I have immensely enjoyed the part I was here for!
Thank you for taking the time to give us this gem, Surfer!

Reply Surfersquid, July 1st, 2017, 7:02 pm

@WiispNightmare: Thanks! I'm glad I provided you with a quality all-ages comic! (Hopefully Oak doesn't give too many kids nightmares...)

Thank you so much for your support!

Reply Guest, November 6th, 2017, 3:34 pm

make a third book please

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