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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!


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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Which new Pokemon game are you gonna get? 

402 deviants said Alpha Sapphire
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260 deviants said Both
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In case you missed my last few journals, I've been hella busy the past three months preparing for a special trip to see my best buddy (i.e. this nerdtastic assmuch--> :iconloki-wings:), and I'll be flying out tomorrow! Loki and I have spent damn near a year trying to turn this meeting into a reality, and now that it's actually happening, it feels like a dream come true! Scotland is a BEAUTIFUL country, and I can't wait to take it all in~ :iconkawaiidesuplz:

Now, while I'd LIKE to update this journal with my daily experiences, I can't predict exactly how much energy or free time I'll have while I'm there, so we'll see how that goes. One thing I WILL be doing, however, is stuffing my face with lots of British foods and rating them, and I've even made a list of stuff I'd like to taste (if you guys have any suggestions, I'll add them to the list):

:bulletblack: Haggis
:bulletblack: Fish and chips
:bulletblack: Shepherd's pie
:bulletblack: British Big Mac and/or Whopper
:bulletblack: Hot tea (w/ milk)
:bulletblack: Irn Bru
:bulletblack: Deep fried Mars bar
Finger lickin' good~

As for the comic update, I owe you guys a big apology. I tried really hard to have the update finished before I left, but I underestimated how long it would actually take me to prepare for this trip. It's super evil of me to make you all wait even longer for the big Charliezard reveal (although if you want a sneek peek, you can check out my last stream).  The page is almost done though, so it should be up shortly after I return (November 10th). Thanks for being so patient! :iconblushuplz:

Anyway, I still have a lot of preparing to do, so I'll talk to you guys again soon! :heart:



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denplaysgames Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
:D hi YinDragon! :happybounce: just curious, do you like GlitchxCity's music? :D I think I found a cool kanto piece you might like :meow:
YinDragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Yeah, I'm a pretty big fan of her stuff~
denplaysgames Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Aw yea! ^w^ :iconlawooplz:…
I think this fits your nuzlocke :D
Haru-loli-chan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
omg Emma-senpai, I found youuu~
Hug mee~Let me hug you! 
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pikachu1501 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
ohgod how did I miss this joyous occasion!? Happy late birthday to you good sir! 
AlikiStone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Happy belated birthday! Sorry this is late. //slapped  hope you had an awesome b-day though. ^^
AzzyFox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Happy Birthday! ^.^
*hugs tight* <3
guy555008 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy belated birthday
YinDragon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
XToukoX Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Happy birthday
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