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ABOUT ME

Are you a boy or a girl?
I'm whatever you want me to be~

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.

Any advice for people wanting to start their own nuzlocke comics?
You can check out these helpful guides I made below (but I personally think I'm the world's worst teacher, so don't take my word as law):

Nuzlocke Guide: Part 1 - Introduction by YinDragon Nuzlocke Guide: Part 2 - Creating Characters by YinDragon Nuzlocke Guide: Part 3 - Story Planning by YinDragon Nuzlocke Guide: Part 4 - Comic Pages by YinDragon

Can you read / critique my nuzlocke comic?
Between work and family, I'm very limited on free time--and what free time I do have, I try to utilize by working on updates--so there's very little left over for me to look at every new nuzlocke people show me. ;(

Can I Skype you?
Truthfully, I'm a very quiet, private person irl, and I usually stream when I feel like being social. If you frequent my streams enough, there's a chance I may give out my Skype name if asked, but don't be surprised if I'm not very talkative.

What's your favorite pokemon?


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.

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 in college. His story has existed for awhile, 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'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.

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Do you watch the Pokemon anime? 

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April 3 - May 3

Update 5/4/15: Thank you so much for all your kick-ass entries! The results of the contest will be posted by Sunday, May 10th. Until then, please verify that your submissions have been successfully submitted to the gijinka contest folder and that they also appear in the corresponding character folder (listed at the bottom).


It's about time for another Kick@$$ contest!

This year's theme: GIJINKERS!

I enjoy reading gijinka comics as much as the next person, but it seems that I can never be bothered to design gijinka versions of my own pokemon OC's. I've done a few rough concepts in the past, but nothing really official (save for Shii). So I thought, "Why not host a gijinka designing contest~?"

Honestly, I've been playing with this idea for over a year, and it's a good opportunity for you guys, because participants could potentially win a premium membership, dA points, or a chance to have their design featured in an extended, fully colored Kick@$$ bonus comic!

If that doesn't sound enticing, then I don't know what does! :dummy:


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RULES
1. Design a gijinka for any one of the following Team Kick@$$ pokemon:

+ Charlie the Charizard
+ Pecker the Fearow
+ Puff Daddy the Jigglypuff
+ Leviathan the Gyarados
+ Rod the Eevee

Note: Both Shiitake the Gloom and Bill the Clefairy are exempt from this contest since Shii already has an official in-comic gijinka form and Bill is practically a reverse-gijinka already.

2. The designs MUST be colored (doesn't matter if it's digital or traditional).
3. While I prefer that submissions be limited to one character, other gijinkas CAN be included (but only one character can win per artist).
4. Entries can also include multiple versions of the same character.
5. As an example of what I'm looking for, here's Buzzkill the Beedrill done by :iconjunerosexx: for our art trade:

ArtTrade - Buzzkill Gijinka by XxoOjunefoxOoxX

And that's basically it!

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:bulletblack: Deadline is Sunday, May 3rd. (That's four whole weeks!)
:bulletblack: Entries must be submitted to the Gijinka Contest folder of :iconteam-kickass: (you don't need to be a member to submit).
:bulletblack: Multiple entries are allowed, but only one can win per artist.
:bulletblack: Submissions will be judged on creativity, quality, effort, and how well the designs reflect the pokemon as characters.
:bulletblack: There will be five winners (one for each character), and five runner-ups.
:bulletblack: The winners will have their designs featured in an official Kick@$$ bonus comic!
:bulletblack: Runner-ups will win a 3 month premium membership (or 650 :points:) each!

It's worth mentioning that winners will be decided exclusively by me (since I'm the one who will have to work them into a comic), but the runner-ups will be determined by our panel of judges. Also note that I might need to make small changes to the winning designs in order to make the team appear more uniform and/or to make them fit within the style of the Kick@$$ universe (but the artists will still receive full credit).

Have any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments. :)

Good luck!

~ Yin
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jadethestone Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's necessary for keeping track of the contest entries, but thanks for faving my pecks gijinka.
Your nuzlocke is really amazing and is honestly one of the things that made me want to create a nuzlocke of my own.
I look forward to seeing more of Team Kick@$$. :)
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denplaysgames Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
PFFT
I forgot to mention that I sent the note XD
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IgnusTheTrickster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O///O i didnt expected the fav, thanks Yin im glad you like it!!
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Emmierald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave, Yin! I'm glad that you liked my gijinka entry :D
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xXScarletStarletXx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:iconureshiiryojidaisyplz: Ahh! Yin thanks for the watch~
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portrait11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Here wishing A happy Easter weekend. Enjoy all the good times that come with this day.

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Arctic-Master Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean... You're not Zekrom? >8
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LamentedGuide Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsqueeeeplz: thanks for the fav!!
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iembracetrees Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Hi, Yin! Do you have a tumblr where you post your art? If not, can I share your AWESOMEST legendary bird trio art there? With proper credits and stuff. I can send you a link to the post when I'm done, if you want. 
You are awesome!
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YinDragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Lol, I do, but I barely use it. I went ahead and uploaded it if you'd like to share it, though: yindragon.tumblr.com/post/1145…
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