Comic 162 - Girl's Day Out: Bicker in the Centre of the Mind
15th Jul 2015, 2:02 PM
Girl's Day Out: Bicker in the Centre of the Mind
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Sorry we took so long but I think it was worth it for the last panel there. Can you name all the unfortunate entaglees?

And in somber news, Iwata-san is no longer with us. RIP....
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
So I had some unclaimed space in Panel 6, yeah? I thought, "Hey, I need another character with super-long hair. Let's throw in Sephiroth!" And it wasn't until after I had finished drawing him that I realized that the theme wasn't 'long hair' but actually 'weaponized hair'. D:

Part of me wishes I had gone with a more thematically relevant character like Bayonetta, Rayman, or Midna, but another part of me impishly enjoys the idea of Sephiroth screaming like a little girl when Valentine threatens to cut his hair. So I guess I can live with my blunder.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
Shading and some proper backgrounds will come later today.
Probably.

I'm just a but busy at the moment is all.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
I can see there's "Ken's Den" and a Rhythm Heaven café in the back. Very cool.

Hopefully they don't intermingle, though. RH is rated E for Everyone, y'know.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
So it turns out there's going to be a delay in the comic. I've just had surgery (extracting a tooth among other things) so I'll likely be bedridden for a few days. I don't have a laptop (typing this from a Wii U) so I'm basically unable to draw for that duration. My apologies.
User comments:
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Awwww damn!! Haircut witches!! Start with Sephirot Val!! He won't scream the least, but he will look hilarious with short hair XD.

I feel that last panel is going to be a PAIN to color... but the image is amazing!! Kudos to you drawers!!

RIP Iwata... his death was a hard blow for all gamers alike. You honored us with your work. Never forget.
A.J. (Guest) edit delete reply
Nah. He'll just look like Kadaj. A buff, still somewhat menacing Kadaj.
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
With so many upgrades to her hair whip how come Shantae needs help with HER long, winsome hair?
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Yay, Chansey's first English words! :P

Video game world = bizarre emergencies. Noted. Though I don't think they expected anything this bizarre.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I didn't even notice Chancey's speech bubble wasn't in the Pokémon font...

"My brain is the Internet, I know every continuity mistake made on television!"
Flame_Warp (Guest) edit delete reply
WAZZAT A STEVEN UNIVERSE JOKE!?

man, why you gotta be the best person on the internet?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
That's what we in the business call a flub.

It'll be fixed in the full color version. (and no one notices Audino 's ear twitching in Gardevoir's direction)
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
I know. Well, Chansey can still say a few English words, I guess... Like "chance" or "see"... Hey, Dr. Gardevoir had to start somewhere too. I bet her first English word was "Guard".
OshaliteX2 edit delete reply
OshaliteX2
Lewlz.
Maybe since "devoir" is a word in French, does Gardevoir also know French?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
No but she does have a French accent.

From Bulbapedia "Gardevoir may be a combination of garde (French for guard) and devoir (French for duty). It may also be a combination of garder (French verb for to keep) and voir (French verb for to see)"
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Well, the English names for almost all the Pokémon are comprised of English words often arranged into puns, so it's reasonable to assume any of them would be able to speak at least one or two words in English from the start.

Honestly, I'd love to see a future arc showing the time when Dr. Gardevoir learned to speak English.

...Wait. French accent???
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I'd like to see that, too. The only hint of backstory we've had so far is her life in university, where her dormmate was a random Sim, so it'd be interesting to take a look.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Well MightyBox did say he/she had an idea for a backstory thing of the video game characters trying to get accustomed to the whole VG Cataclysm thing. Perhaps I could help because I got some interesting ideas for a video game crossover myself. One of the ideas for it involves Dr.Eggman,Dr.Wily,Dr.Neo Cortex,and Dr.Nefarious from Ratchet and Clank teaming up.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I said what now?
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Okay not Mighty maybe it was Guybrush who said he/she had an idea for a prequel to Level 30 Psychiatry that dwelled with the video game characters trying to get accustomed to this new life.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
That was definitely Guybrush, yeah. It was actually the original concept, before it was about psychiatry; just a group of video game characters adjusting to their new life in Venatus Prime. Eventually he realized they'd probably need a psychiatrist of some sort to keep the lot from going insane, and that's when Gardevoir came around. Or at least, that's what I remember.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
True I guess they do need one. But still something like that would make an interesting backstory. Like maybe about a group of the video game heroes including Mega Man before he well died coming together to try to get the people to calm down and stopping some of the villains. Of course it ends after stopping the plot of whoever made that super weapon thing that apparently killed Mega Man.
Infernal_Translator (Guest) edit delete reply
She probably first learned how to write first. You know, Trace, and all that.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
No not Shantae's gorgeous locks! Also Sephiroth get back in the livestream and continue being dead! First Junko is still alive and now Sephiroth. What other villains are still around but are supposed to be dead?
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
From what I've gleaned, Venatus Prime reverted all of the games back to their "default" forms, a.k.a. the very beginning of gameplay. If you've ever played MOTHER 3, it's basically like that game's ending. So characters who are already dead through backstory are still gone, but villains who were supposed to die in the main story live on. Or something. We can go with that, right guys?

Also, don't get started on alternate and future timelines because that's another ball of yarn to untangle.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Well I guess that makes sense.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
In practice, it's a bit messier than DryKirby's explanation since we haven't actually established a strict logic. Aerith's still dead, and characters like Knuckles and Samus certainly remember their adventures (not to mention Dawn being in the midst of hers), so at least some amount of plot has taken place in each universe prior to the Cataclysm.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
It was probably the Portalstone.
Most probably the Portalstone.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I think it was aliens.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I thought of something similar to that for Super Smash Heroes. Its an idea I have for a fan series (a source filmmaker fan series) that includes many different video game characters. It takes place in a place called the Smashverse a universe alternate to the Super Smash Bros. universe aka World of Trophies and made by a different Master Hand. Master Hand made the denizens and places of the worlds and dimensions of Smashverse. He made copies of many different beings from different universes both good and evil. While the main part of the Smashverse is based mostly on Nintendo there are different dimensions in the Smashverse based on non Nintendo universes like Sonic's dimension or Mega Man or even those who aren't in Super Smash Bros. likeShantae or Rayman. Each of the game characters are at a certain point in their lives but different then in the games for instance the Link of the Smashverse has gone through most events of Twilight Princess with Midna but hasn't defeated Ganondorf quite yet.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I also I know all the people in panel six except that blonde one with the pie hat.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Why hasn't anyone told me who that girl is yet? Seriously who is the blonde girl in the weird hat in panel six and what video game series is she from?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Sorry but you leave so many comments it's hard to keep track sometimes ;P

That's Millia Rage, a character from the Guilty Gear series of Fighting games. She's actually the inspiration for Filia.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh I see. Well thanks for the answer.
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
NOOOO WOSHIGE D:
GrandFinale edit delete reply
Is that...Lilac from the indie game "Freedom Planet"?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Yep, the best Sonic the Hedgehog game since Generations.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Ow the irony.
OshaliteX2 edit delete reply
OshaliteX2
Wait also why is Chansey still wearing her nurse's hat?

EDIT: Also I hate timezones...
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Actually this one has nothing to do with timezones at all, it's just because this update was posted on Wednesday and I haven't had the time to work on the comic itself. (Also, spoiler alert, it has 9 panels and I'm kind of panicking a little bit internally.)
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
If you cut sephy's hair thousands of raging fangirls will trash the hospital.
Terraform Trent (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey, is that a Rhythm Heaven sign?
Because I think that's a Rhythm Heaven siiiiiign~!
Terraform Trent (Guest) edit delete reply
And if that isn't "Ken's Dojo", then...
I would be mistaken •(-)•
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Rhythm Heaven totally sounds like the name of a music store.
And I wanted a shop name that wasn't just X's Y Shop.
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
Funnily enough, most of those characters are indie...
Senpai (Guest) edit delete reply
I think they may be an American bias cause a movie called Shaun the sheep is just showing here and its been in england for at least a year now idk I just moved from England so >.>
I before A except after K (Guest) edit delete reply
I hate to be that guy, but you used "you're" incorrectly in panel 2. It should be "Your entire job is talking to people."