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Last updated 12/5/13.

ABOUT ME

Are you a boy or a girl?
I'm a ditto!

What program do you use?
I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 to create everything.

Do you use a tablet?
Yes, I use a Bamboo Fun (Medium). I've had it for 3 years and it hasn't let me down.

Do you do commissions?
I'm currently NOT taking commissions, although I'll sometimes have request livestreams when I reach certain watcher milestones.

Do you have any art tutorials?
No, but I livestream almost every other day, and you can watch me work there. Just look out for my journal updates.

What's your favorite pokemon?
Absol. Closely followed by blaziken~

Do you role-play?
I used to RP way back when, but unfortunately my RPing days are over. Now, almost all of my free time is devoted to my art, so please don't ask me to join your RP group or OCT.

Can I Skype you?
While I don't mind giving out my Skype name, I really don't use it that much to chat. I usually stream when I feel like being social.

What's that music you play during your livestreams?
Yin's Epic Playlist!


ABOUT KICK@$$ MODE

Have you beaten the game yet?
Yes, I completed my FireRed run before I started the comic.

How frequently do you update?
I try to update at least once a week, but it normally takes me anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks to complete a page.

How long does it take to make a comic page?
Altogether, it can take anywhere between 15 to 20 hours (depending on complexity).

Do you color the pages in grey-scale or color?
I purposely color the pages in grey-scale to give them a manga feel, and because it's more efficient than color.

Can the starter pokemon talk?
No, they can't--not because they're mute, but because they choose not to.

Did you really catch a clefairy in FireRed?
Yes, I did. And you can read the full explanation here.

Did you have Ken's story planned before creating Kick@$$ Mode, or are you making it up as you go along?
Ken is an old RP character I created about 4 years ago. His story has always existed, and I had plans of turning it into an actual fanfic one day, but never did. When I decided to use his story for a nuzlocke comic, I had to tweak a few details to fit the FR/LG plot, but the key elements remained unchanged. :)

How did you come up with Ken's design?
Ken was originally designed to be a parody of anime heroes, and I used characters such as Tai (Digimon), Cloud (FFVII), and Goku (DBZ) for inspiration. And yes, I'm aware that Ken bears a close resemblance to Reno / Axel, but that was unintentional.

How old is Ken?
Ken is presently 18 years old (and mentally 8). Gary and Daisy are also 18 (they're twins in my comic).

Doesn't Ken make any money off of trainer battles?
The Kick@$$ universe works a lot like the anime, where winning a battle doesn't necessarily mean you win the opponent's money. Trainers can still bet on battles, but it doesn't always happen.

Is Ken actually mewtwo?
I get this so much that it has to be addressed. I've already denied the "Ken is mewtwo" theory numerous times. He's not a mewtwo or a mewthree or a mew-anything. And while we're at it, he isn't Silver either. Sorry to disappoint~

How do all the characters have such fabulous hair?
They all use F-U-Gravity Hairspray (tm)!

Have you ever thought of drawing gijinkas of your characters?
I've done a few drawings already, but gijinkas really aren't my thing.

Can I draw fan art or cameo one of your characters in my comic?
I encourage it! So long as you give credit, of course~

Will there be a sequel to Kick@$$ Mode?
I originally had ideas for a sequel with Daisy as the main character, either in HeartGold or SoulSilver. But seeing as the current comic will take me roughly 4 to 5 years to complete, I doubt it's gonna happen.

What best describes your feelings about swearing in nuzlocke comics? 

63%
605 deviants said I don't mind it / don't really think about it.
14%
137 deviants said Moderate swearing is okay.
13%
126 deviants said It doesn't bug me, but I don't swear myself.
5%
48 deviants said I prefer nuzlockes have swearing.
5%
47 deviants said A good comic doesn't need swearing.
I'll start by saying that the last couple weeks have been pretty rough for me. Aside from work and my week-long vacation, there's also been a lot of personal BS keeping me from doing what I love (i.e. drawing comics). I won't go into detail, but I did want to reassure you that my motivation is still alive and strong--I just can't seem to catch a break to stop and draw. While this is just a temporary bump in the road, it did make me realize that it's finally time for a change.

Starting with Episode 19, I'm going to rethink the way I do comic pages. Now, don't think that means that there's going to be a drop in quality--I'm just going to be experimenting with some more efficient techniques that will most likely change the way the pages are presented (like using a shadow layer instead of manually coloring in shadow, thinner lines, simpler speech bubbles, etc.). Honestly, this change was long overdue, and hopefully this will actually make the pages look better and won't come across as too drastic. It should also help me pump out updates in a more timely manner, so it's a win-win~

That being said, I truly appreciate your patience and the next update should be up within the week~

Keep kicking ass!

~Yin

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:iconfireprincessandrea:
FirePrincessAndrea 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for your :iconpikafavplz:
i'm very glad you liked it~♪
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:iconvjpal:
Do you have a absolite  mega stone :3
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Loki-Wings 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-squeaks loudly- by Loki-Wings-squeaks loudly- by Loki-Wings-squeaks loudly- by Loki-Wings

                                             Kawaii desu, ne?
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:iconfireprincessandrea:
FirePrincessAndrea 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
heya, i made you  picture: fireprincessandrea.deviantart.…
i hope you like it!
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FuzzehBox Apr 6, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
YIN! YIN! AH! THANK ARCEUS UR HEAR! I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING :D 
Well remember that poll saying that "Have you captured a rare pokemon in nuzlocking
Well, you know u can catch an eevee in white version 2 in the sewers. Well you have to go up that stair case and its really rare for someone to get it! 5% apear rate. 
Wel... I was doing a nuzlocke with white version 2...
... first try i went into the grass.... I. Got. A. Female. Eevee. O_O 
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:iconvjpal:
There's a cheat to get it use a repel with a lvl nine eevee
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:iconvjpal:
Whoops I mean use a repel with a lvl nine pokemon in the front and you only find eevee's
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So the Ken's father is coworker with Mr. Fuji hmmmmm ....

Wait .... DOES THAT MEAN GIOVANNI (or Shade or Simon) IS KEN'S FATHER ?!

The episode that will make everything clear is sure going to be interesting.
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NestledInBrambles Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you're popular :'D
Here have another watcher~ *casually clicks the watch button*
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