Part 38 - Easier to Run
in Chapter 3 - From the Ashes

Part 38 - Easier to Run
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Hobo of Justice

31st Mar 2021, 8:15 AM

Heyo! Welcome back. It’s been a long time since two main episodes have gone up this close together. The Earth only rotated like 17% around the sun since the last page. I’ll try to be careful not to break the sound barrier again next time I upload. That was irresponsible of me.

There hasn’t been much Pokémon focus in Chapter 3 so far, I know. Richard and Aron have been hogging the spotlight. Jerks. And while their spotlight hogging isn’t quite over yet, Easier to Run’s here to steal it away for just a little bit. Brady deserves it, as long as she’s been around.

Kind of wanted to have it be raining in that final section with her and Richard - try out a new atmosphere/effect and stuff – but it didn’t wind up happening. There were also a couple jokes that sort of just fell away in the process of making the page, shifting the tone a little. Were these the right moves? I don’t know. There’re some things I’m not super satisfied with on this episode, but, well, there it is. Trying to learn not to dwell too long on stuff - just let it happen and keep moving forward.

Speaking of which…

Next time on Power of the Universe: Boundless blue skies and some idiots beneath. Action? Adventure? Maybe. Bad jokes? Most definitely.

It’s too early to tell when a realistic expectation for Part 39 will be, but I would like to get it done by the end of May. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to do three consecutive episodes in a reasonable amount of time, so it would be pretty great to be able to make that happen. I’ll be sure to put a notification on front page when I do know a more accurate timeframe for it going up. See you guys next time!

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Blake329

31st Mar 2021, 8:49 AM

What a pleasant surprise.

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Hobo of Justice

31st Mar 2021, 11:10 PM

Glad you feel that way!

Chargedcommando

31st Mar 2021, 7:29 PM

Welp! I never thought a cute piplup can be so terrifying by how it’s staring into my soul!

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Hobo of Justice

31st Mar 2021, 11:12 PM

There's no hiding your soul from the Piplup. Give in. He sees all.

Chargedcommando

1st Apr 2021, 9:41 AM

No! This is my soul! You can’t have it!

Bronzecrank

1st Apr 2021, 7:37 PM

The gang is back together!

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Hobo of Justice

3rd Apr 2021, 9:53 AM

Woo! And now they've got soggy Pokéballs to live in!

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shadowtitan2010

20th Apr 2021, 9:44 AM

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Roe

3rd Apr 2021, 9:28 PM

those eyes may look dangerous cause they're red but what if they are actually just really dry?

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Hobo of Justice

12th Apr 2021, 2:52 AM

Huh. Who would’ve guessed the cure to glowing peepers was just a couple eye drops away.

Shadow

8th Apr 2021, 6:05 AM

Love it! Looks great! I hate the hands because I could never draw then that will!:D
But seriously though, great job. Glad you had time to make this so quickly. Feels weird to say this, since I’m nowhere near where you are, but I’m... proud? Yeah that sounds about right. Also, I personally love the atmosphere for this one, blue skies are a nice change, because everything emotional scene I see has rain in it.

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Hobo of Justice

12th Apr 2021, 2:57 AM

Thanks. It feels good to get one out in a more reasonable amount of time. And while I wish I could be more consistent with that, I’m trying to be grateful that it happened at all. It’s easy to forget that every step forward is an accomplishment of sorts.

Hands can be rough. And feet. I suck at feet. Which probably means I need to draw them more. Fun.

Kinda felt the same way – the whole rain during an emotional scene trope is so widespread that I felt some resistance to do it just based on that. I’ll get around to trying out rain eventually, though.

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shadowtitan2010

20th Apr 2021, 9:46 AM

Sometimes giving up is easy, but being able to pick yourself back up with the odds against you is what separates the resilient from the rest.

Keep going Richard, and you better go swimming for that rock you just got rid of