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The Night Grows Pale: A Sun & Moon Dual Nuzlocke; Page 24: Washing up [04/16/18]
Topic Started: Sep 6 2017, 09:05 AM (4,306 Views)
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The Night Grows Pale
A Sun & Moon Dual Nuzlocke


About: Dual Protagonists, one from Alola and one from Johto, embark on the Island Challenge together. When long-time internet friends Makani and Azophi finally meet in person, it feels like life is taking a turn for the better. Along with Makani's brother Hau and the mysterious runaway Lillie, the two begin on a journey full of Island Trials, personal trials, and ghosts both old and new. On the way they make friends, enemies, and frenemies with a variety of original and previously established characters. Action, humor, drama, shade, and good old-fashioned shenanigans ensue. The Night Grows Pale features a diverse cast, explores queer themes and identity, as well as the traditional nuzlocke themes of responsibility, loss and finding friends in unexpected places.

Authors: The Night Grows Pale has two authors: Beryl & Tree, who played Sun & Moon respectively on two separate cartridges. Beryl does the majority of the writing and internet stuff, so unless stated otherwise, you are probably talking to her. Tree handles most of the art so you can thank her for all the pages.

Rating: This comic is not super dark and edgy or anything, but the protagonists are 17-21, so stuff will come up. The comic will contain themes of abuse, self-loathing, violence, memes, drug references, sexual references, Nebby never getting in the bag, and colorful language.

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This realistic style is incredibly unusual on PokÚmon characters, but it looks very intriguing! From the blurb, I can tell this will be a very interesting run - possibly a slice of life kind, with a sprinkle of adventure. I like stories like that. I will be following :)
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This realistic style is incredibly unusual on PokÚmon characters, but it looks very intriguing! From the blurb, I can tell this will be a very interesting run - possibly a slice of life kind, with a sprinkle of adventure. I like stories like that. I will be following :)
Slice of life with a side of action, comedy and drama is pretty accurate, at least until the third island when the plot really starts to kick in. We really hope you enjoy it.

As a side note, I love Silver Linings! I found it on tumblr back in June and I've been following it ever since. I love your use of color and I'm just continually impressed by your output. Thank you for checking out our run!
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Ooh, I'll be watching this. Good on you for going the buffer route, that's definitely a good move. The art looks super unique (and those chibis are so cute) as well, best of luck for this run!
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It finally begins! A big thanks to everyone who gave this a look!

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I am really looking forward to seeing how this story pans out! The art looks nice and the concept just seems really fun! I'll definitely be waiting for more! :wooper:
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Here's page 2 and there's some bonus art up top now if you want to take a look.

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Yay, we're getting started!
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hello there! been lurking around this comic since last update (so... not that long :D) and been procastinating leaving a comment since, well... I'm not sure wha to say yet! we're not far into this at all but I like what we've got going so far.

your characters are all great and I love how handsome Hau is all of a sudden, lol
looking forward to actually meeting Azophi!
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Want a storylocke of a "soul-crushing" hake along with that hobbyist music? This one's gonna come back someday I swear:
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nebby's not gonna get in the bag? fucking dropped

that is a blessed Hau, I'll take 100, and Makani's slightly dorky baseball cap is slaying me. Bless these two dorks generally. <3

anyway, sorry that I didn't stop by earlier! Have been meaning to come in here to have a look since you dropped by. Awesome to see that you guys have a rock-solid schedule and really clear vision for your comic, generally! It was really nice to sift through your OP and see all of the extra content y'all have produced. Can't wait to see more and to see where Azophi has washed up!
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Not sure how I missed the latest update, but eyyyy! Now I can keep track on the nuzforums. :D

I was already intrigued by the idea of a Sun/Moon dualocke, but now that I'm seeing these characters begin to come together I'm super excited to see them in action, especially having dived into their dex entries and your commissioned art in the OP. This seems like an excellent cast and I'm sure they're going to get into very exciting adventures throughout Alola. (It's going to be interesting to see where Azophi finally meets up--I'm assuming somewhere on Melemele, though if they're going to do the island challenge together I guess it doesn't really matter where they move to!)

Can't wait to see where this goes; with the way you're setting everything up in these first few pages, I'm sure this locke is going to be one worth watching. <3
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Posting this early because I realized I won't be around later. Sorry there's not much action on this page, but we both learned a lot working on it.

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I'm hype as hell for tacky hats and strong calves -- Makani is a good son. I'm adopting him. Hau too.

(Sorry.)

also hhhhhhhh I love seeing behind the scenes stuff like that! If you guys have more cool snippets like that, I'd love to see them! For my part (I dabbled about where to put this but I figured here's best for clarity) I like to kinda... iterate, and go into detail about things, and I noticed that I did it so much that it was worth tracking.

so here's a thing


I imagine the sort of detail that goes into a comic script is entirely different? If you've got scripts for early pages it'd be fantastic to see them at some point down the line! I'm not an artist at all but I'm super interested in the actual process of making comics and such, so that sort of thing's always a treat.
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This is really good so far! I'm super excited to see how these friends meet up IRL. Looks like my little son is a bit nervous! I would be, too. Can't wait to see how this adventure goes.
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Tree wanted to do the first few pages in color, but from now on the majority will be in grayscale so that we can produce them a bit faster.

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I always love seeing "behind the scenes" processes of how artists do their stuff, so this was a real treat! Your thumbnails are super clean too!!

And eyy, Machoke movers. I'll be interested to see how you treat human-Pokemon interactions in this comic; just from the little bios we already know that Rotom Dex will be featured and the part hey play in the team. For some reason I'm imagining everyone traveling in a huge group and it excites me, 'cause I love Makani and Hau already. (And since I scrolled up to check if you had specific pronouns for Rotom Dex, and happened to scroll through your commissioned art--seems that Makani is the only one wearing a Z-Ring! Not sure if that's relevant to main story or not but I'm sure interested~)
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Oh my god! The Queen references! I haven't even started reading and I've got a few of them. The Night Comes Down is like this title. The cover being the Sheer Heart Attack album's cover. The first chapter is Now I'm Here... I'm going to love this I can tell.

I love the art! This is going to be good. Good luck!
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Oh! I'm here for greyscale! Reminds me of reading manga growing up, haha.

Love the back-and-forth in the script notes and yeah, as Washi says, the interaction between humans and pokemon in this world looks like it's something you're interested in exploring! I mean-- gosh, that sounds so generic-- but this Machoke is dressed and all! There's a bunch of interesting implications just in that tidbit.

Makani doing the ALOLA wave is killing me. Precious boy. ;~;

EDIT: dskjhf I almost forgot ENTIRELY to indicate just how much I loved your process notes and progress stuff! It was hella interesting to see! I am 120% here for any supplementary content you're interested in posting, and thanks for putting it all together!
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All the effort put into the pages really shows!
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