Comic 105 - Dawn of Misunderstanding: We all Cough for Coffee
2nd Mar 2014, 7:00 PM
Dawn of Misunderstanding: We all Cough for Coffee
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
This is the third part of an arc, click here to see the beginning if you missed it.

Sorry it's a tad late but my graphics program froze while I was nearly finished adding the text so I needed a hour or two off to scream at the ceiling.

Once again, we return to the Coffee shop, though this time we also get to see a little of a younger Gardevoir. I don't think alcohol appeared in the Pokemon games (besides that old man) but I can't imagine the Mons, especially one as lightly built as Gardevoir being able to hold it well.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
Oh gosh, Panel 4 is amazing. XDDDD

Well, we're back at Brewster's, and we get a peek at Sims U. I love it when a series treats its universe like... well, its universe, and I feel this comic begins to move Level 30 Psychiatry in that direction.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
I think maybe I made the makeup in panel 6 too transparent,
but when it was less transparent it kinda looked weird.

And that's all I really have to say about that.
User comments:
Nightsky edit delete reply
Nightsky
So she can speak Simlish too?
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Considering she was majoring in video game psychiatry, she probably needed to learn many languages.
I can imagine it was difficult learning the Banjo-Kazooie dictionary.
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Nah, that's easy. Just read the subtitles.
Lektio (Guest) edit delete reply
Hidden ability: Telepathy.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Speaking the language, on the other hand, is a whole different ballgame. One babble out of place can make the difference between "You're a sick duck," and "You're a d..."
Kevin Nolan (Guest) edit delete reply
Gardevoir, I choose me!
pwag42 edit delete reply
pwag42
The best part is how Brewster just watches her fall, as if this were nothing new.
MaveriKat (Guest) edit delete reply
So does she still have the ribbons?
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
@ Alt Text: Why not? All she would have had done is actually had a conversation with the Judges, tell them that she's studying Psychology, and then prove that she's a Pokemon, and she would have been in good stead to win a Smart Contest.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
While tanked?
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
Well, she IS a light weight. Since she's still functional enough to "operate", she's still functional enough to talk and use Psychic. At worst, using the Pokemon Game Mechanics, I suspect that drunkeness would be like being confused, you have a chance to screw up and hurt yourself.

*So says the person who's never drunk any booze in their life.*
Lektio (Guest) edit delete reply
Except, judging by the stone in her tiara, she won a cool contest. Smart contests use green motifs.

Hrm - Shock wave, Thunderbolt, Thunder, and Destiny Bond for a last round finish... Gardevoir's sizable movepool would make her an all-around contest expert, wouldn't it?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I just googled master rank pokemon contest and based the color scheme off the first thing I saw.
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
@ Lektio: If we assume that she's limited to four moves (like in the games), we know three of the ones she CURRENTLY has:

1. Future Sight (mentioned when talking to Doc. Robotnik)
2. Psychic (used on Infernape)
3.Protect (used when the Creeper exploded).

That's two Smart moves and a Cute one. What was that about the Doc's movepool?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
That Future Sight comment was incredibly ambiguous, and I believe Guybrush is working off the flexible anime interpretation of Psychic which can also create force fields. So only one of those is undoubtedly correct.
Lektio (Guest) edit delete reply
Very well, Darius. I shall elaborate.

A movepool is different from a moveset. The moveset is the four moves a pokémon currently has, the movepool is the complete list of moves that a given pokémon can know.

When I said that Gardevoir's movepool would make it a contest expert, I was referring to the wide range of moves a Gardevoir can learn. Three of the moves I listed are TMs, and the other is level-up, and considering that the flashback was on a college campus, I doubt it would have been too hard to find a move tutor to change which moves she knew.

Furthermore, given the now-unbreakable nature of TMs, it wouldn't surprise me if pokémon kept several on hand to switch out moves when convenient.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Audino actually says her move set in comic 33 (to the point). It's a bit covered up but it says psychic, hypnosis, thunderbolt, and healing wish.
Healing wish has the ish covered up.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Hm I'm guessing she also won the lower contest as well since you can't even enter masters without doing that. Wonder if she has a painting of herself somewhere considering I recall if one did win a master contest they get a painting in a musuem.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
...Wait a second. If Gardevoir took psychiatry classes so she could practice psychiatry at the hospital, doesn't that mean that there should have been other students in those classes? Then, why is Gardevoir apparently the only psychiatrist?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Maybe we'll find out in due time. I'm guessing most dropped out or got a job that didn't mean sitting in the same room as Kratos.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
That, or many video game psychiatrists only work for protagonists, NPCs and lowly enemies, and refuse to give any psychiatric help to bosses and other large villains. There are other possible explanations.
help i'm crazy (Guest) edit delete reply
she gave help to bowser and eggman
Dar (Guest) edit delete reply
Why do I feel like this is one of the most in-depth discussions about a comic character I've seen?

Also I really need an account for this website
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Guess you haven't read any essays dissecting Batman. ;)

Please do! It's easy, and if you subscribe, it helps boost our visibility! No downsides! ^.^
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Sí, nos dé un suscripción.
CAUSE YOUR NAME IS DAR!
Dar (Guest) edit delete reply
I don't get what my name has to do with it but okay c:
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Dar is the Spanish verb of to give.
And dé is the command conjugation.
So nos dé means give us, and it's probably easy to figure out the rest of that sentence.
Caio (Guest) edit delete reply
Found this comic yesterday and stayed until 3 in the morning reading it until I finished it. This is going into my feed reader. Very good one, and I love that most videogame jokes are of Nintendo characters (pretty much the only ones I know).
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Thanks, man! Glad to know we're worth staying up 'til 3 AM for! ^_^
knite (Guest) edit delete reply
wonder of Dawn will try catching her. (and get arrested)
the (Guest) edit delete reply
*in a slow and creepy voice*

dooooo it....
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
That's not just Dawn falling out of the chair in panel 4, is it? Is Infernape knocking her out of it? Or is she falling on top of him?
(Getting a little confused by Infernape's arm being in the shot)