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PKMN Skies: Chu Swede!  That Mouse Belongs to Me! by Dr-InSean PKMN Skies: Chu Swede!  That Mouse Belongs to Me! by Dr-InSean
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TL;DR- Comic is based on Hooked on a Feeling.

I didn't brainstorm this idea for Valentine's Day, but the timing syncs up almost perfectly.  I guess I could have actually waited for Valentine's Day to upload this but...

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Anywho, I'm trying to improve my submissions to this group by planning them out better and following an organized plan of attack.  All of my previous comics, I had the gist figured out in my head, but I ad-libbed the specific panels and dialogue.  This time around, I wrote out a script and even storyboarded the whole comic before I drew anything (where "storyboarded" means "I arranged all of the panels, but didn't draw any rough sketches").  I hope this new, more organized approach is an improvement over my previous method.

So, when you work a job as boring as mine, you listen to a lot of music to keep you're mind from wandering.  When your standards are as low as mine, you enjoy the Star Wars prequels you're okay with listening to the same song 5 times in a row.  When you listen to a song 5 times in a row, your mind begins to wander, defeating the entire purpose of listening to music, but also giving you an idea for a comic.  In my case, that song was Blue Swede's cover of Hooked on a Feeling and the idea was Smooze using that song on Asuka and her providing the song's famous scream as a response.

Speaking of "Blue Swede's cover of a song I originally thought they invented," did you know that Hooked on a Feeling was created by Mark James and first performed by B.J. Thomas in 1968?  I really like the music and Thomas' voice sounds very sincere, but this version lacks the screams that make Blue Swede's version so much fun.  Well, maybe you can learn to love both versions.

The original idea was to let Smooze win this bout and end the comic at the scream.  Considering Asuka is supposed to be good at fighting and recently fended off Smooze, I felt bad going with this ending and decided to give Asuka a last-minute come-back.  At this point, I'm not sure if the Asuka in the house was always a Double Team clone Asuka left there as a distraction, or if she poofed out of Smooze's hands on contact, the way the Naruto ninja do with their Substitution Jutsus.  You're free to come up with your own ideas.

Regardless of how Asuka got out of this...sticky situation, the tide of battle seems to be changing.  Asuka's finally coming back from her weak start and proving a formidable challenge!  Smooze will have to step up its game if it's gonna get any hugs around here!  Hold onto your hats people, because I have NO IDEA when I'm gonna revisit this subject!

SCOREBOARD
Smooze- 3
Asuka- 2
Ughlpuff- Bored
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
how blitz feels around ebony when she wants to hug forgetting the obvious size difference between them. yveltal hugging an infernape .... the needing of oxygen is often forgotten with her.

Blitz: no last time you hugged me my spine nearly snapped in two.

Ebony: but how else am I supposed to show you how much I love  you?

Wake: a nice gift basket works.

One oblivion wing later.
and one  almost dead greninja
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Heh heh heh!

Dang...I thought Asuka had it bad, but at least she's not literally getting hugged by death.  A valuable lesson in perspective.

Still, as bad as Blitz has it, I guess it's a good thing Ebony loves him rather than hates him...
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
yeah but that's what makes it work lol great work my friend what do you want for your b day dr.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Indeed.  They do say love hurts, after all.

Oh, you don't have to make anything; you made enough already...Unless you were just asking as a general question, in which case, I don't really have anything in mind, heh heh.
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i'll think about somethgn when i'm at work
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Thank you.  You're really too kind.
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
no issue at all 
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
I hope Smooze's affections don't wind up killing Asuka one these days, considering muks are so toxic and all. ^^;

This is very cute!
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
I get so tempted to write things like, "Smooze kissed her cheek.  Hair would never grow there again."  I resist it at every turn, though, because it would mean that Asuka should  be dead now.  Maybe Smooze is similar to how the TV show described Ponyta, able to control whether or not it poisons people...Or maybe I'm a profoundly lazy writer who wants to have his cake, eat it to and not even try to justify it.

Thank you kindly!  I'm so glad you enjoyed this enough to favorite it!
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Yeah, we wouldn't want the poor girl dead. 8( The hair-loss thing might be funny, if it were like a cartoon and she'd just grow it back in each new picture. :XD:

You're welcome! I'm thinking whenever I get some free time, I'll look through some older pictures too! Perhaps more favs will be on the way.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Heh heh heh.  That's...actually not a bad idea.  I give Asuka outfits totally out of the blue just to serve a single joke, so she's already operating on cartoon logic; may as well let it affect more than just her wardrobe.

Oh, that would be very kind of you!  Judging from those Smooze and Ughlpuff faves, it looks like you already found something you like; I'll have to return the favor.
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confusedkangaroo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist
Got to give Smooze credit, the effort is remarkable. At least Azuka still has some tricks up her sleeve, even if it means having a crazy expression at the end. Oh, and I think the scoreboard needs one more participant...seeming as that Banette doll is still scary.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Credit is due all around.  Asuka is showing off mastery and creativity with her moves, but Smooze's tenacity can't be matched and you proved that its intelligence is nothing to underestimate.  I imagine that if Smooze's hunt continues, it'll be like Tom & Jerry: a game of Cat and Mouse where both competitors only get better and more daring with each battle (bear in mind that Tom actually won some episodes).  If these two aren't careful, the carnage may spill out of Asuka's house and into Springleaf.

Oh, and don't worry about Asuka.  She's just making a goofy face as she presses it against the window.  I was originally going to have her just flashing a cheeky grin, but I thought this face was funnier.

What?  Banette scary?  You're crazy...
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confusedkangaroo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Ah, Tom and Jerry...I remember that show so well.

Yeah, I must be crazy. There is nothing suspicious there at all. XD
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EvilLexie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student General Artist
I liked this! XD Cute!
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Wait, really!?  But you never like my Pocket Manz stuff!  Whu-What did I do this time so I can keep it in mind for the future!?

But seriously, thank you kindly!  I'm glad you enjoyed this, especially considering this normally isn't in your wheelhouse.
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EvilLexie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student General Artist
It just flowed really well like, I liked how you made the dialog come across. And I can tell you spent lotsa time drawing it ^^
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Oh, good.  This is the first one of these comics that I scripted out and storyboarded before I drew it, so maybe that's why it flowed so well.  I'll definitely stick to scripting things out all the way.
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EvilLexie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah, you should!
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Well maybe I WILL!
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EvilLexie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student General Artist
GOOD
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
EVIL!

Oh, wait, that's not the schtick we're doing.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
doubleteam must get busted out regularly at her place
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
What the...Holy crap, that was fast!  That's the most First "First Comment" I've ever seen!

Heh heh heh.  As useful as Double Team is, Asuka better not overuse it.  Smooze might start to anticipate it...
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
she'll just learn a new trick to avoid him :giggle: and the 'game' will continue
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
I can't help but wonder...If Asuka and Smooze keep stepping their games up...will their antics eventually spill out of the house and into Springleaf as a whole?
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
probably...and people will think this is the most aggressive game of tag ever
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
And, in a sense, I guess they'd be right.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
highstakes game of tag :giggle:
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