Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - RAD

Learning The Ropes - Page 41

December 2nd, 2017, 8:00 am
the chainsaw was originally invented to help with childbirth . :)
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PhantomCat November 28th, 2017, 4:04 pm

( ✧≖ ͜ʖ≖) when you manage to pull off the cheeky double-protect flawlessly
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PhantomCat January 30th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Since not everyone reads the news updates, i'll just put this here for now -

just to let everyone know what's going on, please chill. my comic is not dead, i still want to make it. however, as im sure most of you can understand, real life comes first. many things have popped up over the course of the last month, and combined with my general feeling of extreme burnout, it's made for a very quiet last couple of months. for this i apologize.

that said, i'd appreciate if people stopped harrassing me for new pages. its fine to leave comments, DM me, stuff like that, but ive had some of you go out of your way to find me elsewhere and on my private social media. which is not okay with me. please stop, its creepy.

i wont make any promises for when the next page is coming. just know that it's coming. i hope you'll stick around. :)
thanks
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Whoosh (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 8:19 am

Gosh dang this comic is pretty
HonorBoundFate December 2nd, 2017, 8:37 am
Really hope
That punch sends her flying
Turtwigsfire13 December 2nd, 2017, 8:55 am

DO NOT TELL HIM
you can tell me anything
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
PJSam December 2nd, 2017, 9:39 am

I like where this is going.
Littledc December 2nd, 2017, 9:41 am

So many things to be angry about...

how long has she been here for now?
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:46 pm

@Littledc: Long enough to make her mental state crack
Piracy December 2nd, 2017, 10:42 am

“Whoa chill man”
Shadow_Strikr December 2nd, 2017, 10:47 am

@PhantomCat I hate it when that happens! I hope it breaks…
wolfmaddness December 2nd, 2017, 11:48 am

who's the human?
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 6:57 pm

@wolfmaddness: See page 2 of The Weird Guy From The Valley.
Muno_Lp (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 4:10 pm

@wolfmaddness: That's Avis :)
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:47 pm

@wolfmaddness: Avis of course
SparkySharkhead December 2nd, 2017, 1:32 pm

"OH OH OH OH OHHH TRY EVERYTHING!"
Leon (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 1:56 pm
Frustration
Avis learn: Frustration!!! this is posibly the most dramatic way to learn a move. Of course right now is when it'll be the most powerful considering it becomes stronger with strained relationships.
NamelessImp December 3rd, 2017, 8:00 pm

@Leon:
I actually wonder if it's brick break! Especially since it looks like the protect might be cracking?
Shadow_Strikr December 3rd, 2017, 9:00 pm

@NamelessImp: you know what I never noticed that. Maybe it’s because Timburr used protect twice in a row
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 9th, 2017, 5:31 pm

@NamelessImp: And also Brick Break doesn't remove Protect, it gets rid of Reflect and Light Screen.
johnwolf (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 5:32 am

@Leon: that's not how return and Frustration works in mystery dungeon games, it's based off a pokemon's IQ. the lower the IQ the more effective frustration is. The higher the IQ the more effective Return is.
Shadow_Strikr December 4th, 2017, 5:27 pm

@johnwolf: so considering in the Mystery dungeon universe you gain IQ by eating Gummies (if only that were true IRL) and Avis hasn’t eaten any (I assume) frustrations a good attack
PhantomCat December 4th, 2017, 5:48 pm

@Shadow_Strikr: @johnwolf: PMD game mechanics dont matter in the context of this comic, since they are there to make a game interesting and not tell a story.
Starflight (Guest) January 31st, 2018, 2:39 pm

@Leon: I think maybe it could also be Feint? If I remember correctly, Feint breaks through Protect and Detect.
DuskPhoenix December 2nd, 2017, 4:25 pm

I'm filing "origin of chainsaws" under things I never needed to know .-.

Also insert Palpatine "let the hate flow through you" meme
WiispNightmare December 2nd, 2017, 4:33 pm

SAME THO AVIS
SAME.
ArmoredMephit December 2nd, 2017, 4:53 pm

Nice touch, making panel 3 be more "how she remembers it" than direct quotes.

Was a little hard to make sense of the next-to-last panel at first. (For those likewise confused: It's a tight shot of Avis pulling back her fist for the punch; the camera's pulled down and to the left from the previous panel)
Dragongirl101 December 2nd, 2017, 5:16 pm

Timburr dropped her log.
Mossy (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

I LOVE THIS PAGE SO MUCH LOOK AT IT
//claps hands
LOOK AT IT APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY
Nashew December 2nd, 2017, 8:23 pm

I do not understand the alt texts lately but I'm beginning to stop questioning them
PhantomCat December 2nd, 2017, 8:33 pm

@Nashew: there is no understanding. only chaos
Eeveeisthebest December 11th, 2017, 9:07 pm

@PhantomCat: Gosh darn it! Now I gotta go look at all of them! ughhhhh brb
Nao (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 9:00 pm

two things

1.) She thought of Rodney twice
2.) Veda's face is absolutely perfect
PhantomCat December 2nd, 2017, 9:03 pm

@Nao: he does talk a lot :D

haha thanks
Shadow_Strikr December 2nd, 2017, 11:03 pm

“Don’t ask me for answers, I dunno.”
- Uxie the being of knowledge 2k17
Neolancer December 3rd, 2017, 3:43 am

Ooooooo timber got scared
SulfurOrgans December 3rd, 2017, 7:57 am
Nice job!
I've discovered your comic series recently, and every page brings out excitement and most of the time after reading a page itmanages to leave me at the edge of my seat, wondering what will happen next. A wonderful job!


(The last panel reminded me of that song from Zootopia for some reason XD)
broccoIi December 3rd, 2017, 3:02 pm

inb4 she breaks her wrist
TrueBolt18 December 3rd, 2017, 10:09 pm

Love this comic. See if you can get it on Webtoon!
PhantomCat December 3rd, 2017, 10:10 pm

@TrueBolt18: I appreciate it, but I don't have the drive to format it for webtoon, pfft
Human (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 9:49 am
the Forcefield cracked!
how much rage did she fuel that One Punch with?
Pichu90 December 4th, 2017, 4:12 pm

What level is Avis?
Shadow_Strikr December 4th, 2017, 5:32 pm

@Pichu90: probably about 6-10. Since in the MD games you start at 5 and the teams only really faught and defeated a zorua ( who must’ve been generally low level since it hasn’t evolved and there’s no special location in MDGtI to do so) and a raticate who (assuming its not true to the games) is also somewhat low level
PhantomCat December 4th, 2017, 5:50 pm

@Shadow_Strikr: levels irrelevant, game metadata doesnt apply to comics
Pichu90 December 4th, 2017, 5:58 pm

@PhantomCat: Then she must seriously be angry.
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Something that frustrates me?
"Hoo boy matey lemme take a lil' sip of ye olde pint and lemme tell ye the bloody story of me goddamn life, I'll tell ye pintheads all those harshships me little me must be handling since ye beginning of the bloody time"
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 5th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Not really very cheeky...
...when you consider that Protect in the PMD series lasts multiple turns. Just sayin'



JOKES WHAT ARE THOSE EVERYTHING MUST BE LOGIC
Pokefire (Guest) December 6th, 2017, 11:37 am

Lol. Veda's face is just flawless.
wabuup (Guest) December 6th, 2017, 2:15 pm

how often do you upload
Strix36(Wolf) (Guest) December 7th, 2017, 2:59 am
Strong punch!
Woah! Is she get so frustrated before?
TrueFan (Guest) December 7th, 2017, 3:22 pm

She need needs a break. From everyone just to relax
DrYoshi December 8th, 2017, 1:02 pm

cracking a protect? seems a bit much even for frustration. Hmmmmm, how about outrage? same concept, more powerful, and stab? Or maybe it is frustration and I'm putting to much game logic in a comic without it
That Awkward Water Master December 9th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Just a question
Umm... hi? I just wanted to ask a question because... oh nevermind. I guess if you actually want to hear my question you can respond. But you don't have to.
PhantomCat December 9th, 2017, 2:46 pm

@That Awkward Water Master: you can ask, I don't mind
That Awkward Water Master December 9th, 2017, 4:36 pm

@PhantomCat: well, I'm starting a comic loosely based on my play through of Super mystery dungeon, but I'm worried about the fact I can only post pictures of my comics, and I know it might be asking a lot, but in January when I post it, could you do a shoutout? It would mean so much, but you don't have to
PhantomCat December 9th, 2017, 6:10 pm

@That Awkward Water Master: I dont typically do shout outs, but I'll give it a read when you start posting it, and we'll see. :)
HaloPrime (Guest) December 9th, 2017, 11:23 pm

I just realized that hovering the cursor over these pics shows trivia or some random thing. Now I need to reread this thing again omggggg
Scones December 10th, 2017, 8:39 am

So angry :(
Pootisman (Guest) December 10th, 2017, 9:51 pm

She cracked the “Protect” and made a smile hole, Jesus Christ
Eeveeisthebest December 11th, 2017, 9:05 pm

She dropped her stick XD
Pattchis (Guest) December 11th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Wow
You get to see wat she looks like as a human in this comic
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 12th, 2017, 4:40 pm

@Pattchis: Even though we already saw her like that in page 2 of The Weird Guy From the Valley
SentryBeat December 12th, 2017, 4:44 pm

so is there a schedule for this comic like something like once a week
PhantomCat December 12th, 2017, 8:51 pm

@SentryBeat: usually saturdays, but December is weird because im usually too busy/dealing with other things.
Guest December 18th, 2017, 12:21 pm

@PhantomCat: why don't you make pages in advance? to keep on schedule i meen (sorry it took so long to respond)
PhantomCat December 18th, 2017, 1:54 pm

@Guest: 1. I do.
2.making comics ahead of time still takes a lot of time and I can't draw forever.
Black Spiderman (Guest) December 13th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Posting...
SO I saw on your profile and such and you said u post every saturday; do u have like a source ur posting it from or did you predraw these and u just upload every saturday, or are you just drawing each beween each saturday, because if you are, then thats pretty impressive
PhantomCat December 18th, 2017, 1:55 pm

@Black Spiderman: I usually draw them during the week, between Saturdays.
Guest December 13th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Damm.... avis
phantomcatisrad (Guest) December 16th, 2017, 12:12 am

"Try EVERYTHING!¨ now try everything in the zootopia opening is stuck in my head.
Argyraspides (Guest) December 23rd, 2017, 12:50 am

Hey, PhantomCat! Been loving the series, and I've got a question for you as an aspiring comic book artist, if you wouldn't mind answering.

Could you tell me how much time, on average, you put into drawing each of these pages?
WackyPuppet (Guest) December 31st, 2017, 4:50 pm
Interesting
I couldn't stop read your amazing comic. I finish reading in day 1/2. I can't wait for the chapter to come out.
Duskstorm January 3rd, 2018, 8:42 pm

love your work cant wait form the next installment!!!!
Owen4402 January 4th, 2018, 2:39 am

Glad to be caught up!
Guest January 4th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Hey I'm sorry, I know this probably isn't in your control, but thought I'd bring it up. Some really annoying adds (Facebook you've won scams) have been popping up whenever I try to read your comic. This happens on no other tabs or even places on this site except your comic page. I've re-looked up your page in a variety of ways and have opened new tabs, but it is only your comic page every time. Like I said, know you have almost no way to control this, but I thought I'd give you a heads up because it makes trying to read your comic ridicously difficult and I wouldn't want others to avoid it becuase it's great. So if others are also having trouble maybe contact the people on the site or look into adds you allow?
PhantomCat January 4th, 2018, 10:00 pm

@Guest: all I can really do about that at this point is advise you to get Adblock Plus and blacklist my comics ads. They aren't mine, they actually come from my host site(smackjeeves) which I can get rid of by paying a yearly sum for premium, but since I can't afford that currently, Adblock plus would be your best bet.
Sorry about that.
Andrea Lamani (Guest) January 7th, 2018, 10:08 pm

@PhantomCat: Hello! I know youre super busy and may have forgotten, but do you remember that Jesus sketch comment I mentioned to you a few pages back?
PhantomCat January 7th, 2018, 10:10 pm

@Andrea Lamani : I remember the comment but I don't know what sketch you're talking about.
Please contact me privately about it if you'd like to discuss further though, this comment section isn't the place for random conversation. Thanks!
Andrea Lamani (Guest) January 8th, 2018, 7:36 pm

@PhantomCat: I'm sorry... But I can't message you... I'm not a member
GOD (Guest) January 9th, 2018, 9:10 pm
=[
Found the webcomic less than a month ago and have been checking everyday for a new part. :(
PhantomCat January 9th, 2018, 9:21 pm

@GOD: patience, grasshopper, it's coming.
Pro tip, check on saturdays
Black Spiderman (Guest) January 12th, 2018, 7:04 pm

High key scared that this comic is dead. it was going so good too... its been a month since the author posted...
Guest January 13th, 2018, 2:59 pm

@Black Spiderman: dude last year she had to take a three - four month break. Just becuase she was enjoying her holidays and was preoccupied with other stuff doesn't mean she abandoned the comic.
everythingiskoobed (Guest) January 15th, 2018, 7:13 am

When is this going to update?
Starflight (Guest) January 17th, 2018, 5:12 pm

Oh my gosh

I just discovered this comic and holy cow I've been waiting to find the perfect MD comic and I've FOUND IT! Beautiful, clean art, a great plot and lovable characters - I LOVE THIS COMIC! Can't wait to see more ^^
Augurt January 18th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Awesome
Been wanting to type that for 2 years.
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) January 19th, 2018, 11:05 am

Wow, I've had to wait OVER A MONTH for the next installment of this series that I AM ENTITLED TO HAVE ON A WEEKLY BASIS DAMMIT.

Here's a tip Phantom, why don't you stop needing food and rest and family time like a LOSER and get back to entertaining the people that matter, GAWSH.



(...*sarcasm over but actually sitting here crossing fingers not for the comic, but for the fun fact alt text*

...*and the comic*)
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril January 20th, 2018, 2:20 am

Panel 6 is me when this comic went on a hiatus
TheMasterMaxwell January 20th, 2018, 5:00 pm

How close are you to finishing the next page?
Victor Dobsma (Guest) January 21st, 2018, 1:43 am

Love your comic. If you’re single hit me up and I’ll buy you a pizza
EE (Guest) January 27th, 2018, 6:46 pm

ಠ_ಠ
TheMasterMaxwell January 27th, 2018, 1:02 pm

@PhantomCat: that's today, I expect you to keep your word
LeafyKnight (Guest) January 28th, 2018, 5:59 am

@TheMasterMaxwell: Wow, rude
Guest January 28th, 2018, 12:28 am

that alt-text scares me
Wolfier (Guest) January 28th, 2018, 1:27 am

Ugh, you just leave a great story like this on hiatus smack dab in the middle of a minor cliff hanger.
Well one day this will get updated and I'll be happy, only to find another cliff hanger probably. :P
Duskstorm January 28th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Y U FIB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Madi (Guest) January 29th, 2018, 8:08 pm

Please post again soon. I'm dying to know what happens next.
Jawsome (Guest) January 30th, 2018, 3:13 pm

At least Avis finally got a break due to this hiatus. And she also got one n the protect right there jesus christ
Heckler (Guest) January 31st, 2018, 9:58 pm
Chill kids
Y'all need to chill. Leave them alone, ya? Making a comic is mad hard, and having motivation is even worse. It's like flip flop days. Sometimes you wanna do it, and sometimes you don't. Y'all going and asking them to continue this comic immediately, like, seriously, chillll. I've been here since..like the beginning of chapter 3-4ish, and I can continue waiting. Y'all need to learn patience . Heck, sorry this is happening to you, Phantom. And take your time, yes? No need to rush. Also I lovvvvvee your comic. I love the art style, and everything else so much! And heck, the way you commit to the plot is goals.
Nyan (Guest) February 2nd, 2018, 6:43 am
Patience
Im always very patient with the comics i have nyan becuase once they pop out nyan remember they'll always be worth seeing nyan if your impatient go look for another pmd comic
Reaper (Guest) February 2nd, 2018, 7:52 pm
Hold up!
Who's bothering you?! I'll smack 'em!
Blaze01 (Guest) February 3rd, 2018, 11:59 am

Alright, I've been waiting for a good time to post this, but you know what? Screw it. This is Rodney's theme song, and no one can tell me otherwise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hpa6MfcY8U
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) February 3rd, 2018, 5:24 pm

Best of luck with whatever life's throwing at you, Phantom. Sorry to hear you're getting creepily harassed, that's... kinda sh**ty. Some people just don't know what patience is, I guess.
Andrea Lamani (Guest) February 5th, 2018, 6:24 pm

I feel like my comment has been deleted...
Why you ask?
Idk...
Will I be openly ridiculed for asking? Who knows...
PhantomCat February 5th, 2018, 8:31 pm

@Andrea Lamani : I removed your comment because you put your personal email address in it.
Andrea Lamani (Guest) February 9th, 2018, 8:43 pm

@PhantomCat: ..By no means was that my personal email. I have like seven of them. I was just trying to figure out a way to send you that Tumblr pic I was talking about
Vaporeon is cool February 6th, 2018, 6:25 am

Will the shield break maybe I dunno
Duskstorm February 7th, 2018, 9:52 pm

this is one of my favorite
PMD comics keep up the good work.;3
Guest February 10th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Dont worry
Eh, I dont really mind how long it takes for the next page. As long as the artist is happy, Im happy to wait, rather than pressure them to rush stuff. Good things come to those who wait after all!
Duskstorm February 12th, 2018, 6:31 pm

I can wait as long as it takes Just as long as it is not over a year.
DatGuy (Guest) February 12th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Just tellin ya
I'm gonna fricken laugh my a** off if she cracked her knuckles
Vaporeon is cool February 13th, 2018, 6:34 pm

When will the next page be done
Guest February 17th, 2018, 3:53 pm

@Vaporeon is cool: When they are ready to do it
Vaporeon is cool February 17th, 2018, 8:49 pm

@Guest: I know
Fluffy insanity (Guest) February 14th, 2018, 3:26 pm
New fav comic
This is amazing! Ive read through the comic till here and i got to say its by far the best comic ive read in a long time! I hope you keep it up! Its amazing!

Also are albino pokemon a uncommon occurance in the world this takes place in?
(Also del is best pokemon)
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) February 15th, 2018, 3:57 pm

@Fluffy insanity: They're probably just as rare as a shiny, seeing as they're both genetic errors which cause skin/scale/fur/whatever discolorations.
Kawaii Eevee (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 9:51 am
Best comic EVER
Your art is very beautiful ^-^
I'm waiting for new pages of my favorite comic ♡
Deedes (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Normal Punch: Either a punch that is super effective against normal Pokémon - so pretty much any punch (other then the elemental punches (thunder, fire, frost...))... or a punch of type normal that hits everything but ghosts.
Truefan108 February 22nd, 2018, 6:24 pm
3 months
It's been 3 months! I need to know happened
MysticCosmog (Guest) February 22nd, 2018, 9:17 pm
Wait
What if that dream was Mewtwo responding to me as presence
Guest February 23rd, 2018, 12:10 am

This is such a powerful moment for Avis. Let's hope the next page is coming out soon! It's been way too long.