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July 28th, 2016, 6:39 pm
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evil-Umbreon July 28th, 2016, 6:39 pm
So....bad news.

My tablet pen broke.

When I got the tablet, the pen was already a little..funky. The nibs never really locked into place like they should, but I overlooked that fact. It only ever fell out every couple of weeks, so I didn't even bother with it. Which...I really should've.

My nib fell out today....along with a piece of copper wiring.

So I took the pen apart and lo and behold...the copper wiring was completely ripped and shredded. How? I have no idea. (Also I'm just ASSUMING it's copper wire looks like copper wire...) But that means that it won't work at all. So I can't draw.

And of course this had to happen right as I'm in the middle of drawing EoH pages, and trying to get them out, and actually had my motivation to draw again....

I'm trying to get a replacement pen (which is only 12$) is really tight right now. Which, maybe it sounds a bit ridiculous that I cant' spend 12 measley dollars for a replacement pen, but....there's nothing I can do about it for now. I just gotta wait until bills are paid and see what happens after that :/

So I guess....everything is put on hold for now. I'm on the verge of tears right now like, this really isn't fair..I seem to have the shittiest luck when it comes to tablets/drawing/etc.......

with any luck, I can get a bank account soon (Don't have one yet for FAFSA reasons) and open a gofundme or something
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evil-Umbreon October 12th, 2016, 9:45 pm
Update So sorry for the lack of anything from me lately, and I hope y'all will see this soon. Updating here since nobody seems to really notice actual news updates...

I do have a new tablet pen that works just fine. The lack of art/updates from me is due to an accidentally unannounced hiatus. I started my first semester of college and it's....draining. I only have one class on Mon/Wed (which I was working before class, but now I should have a couple of hours to draw before), and I'm on campus for 17 hours total on tues/thurs. I want to start updating again, but as of now I've been too exhausted to really do much aside from some stress relief doodles of cats on tumblr. Rest assured, I'm trying to update this comic. It's not dead, and I'm okay. For more information and frequent updates I highly suggest keeping an eye on my Deviantart page,

That's all. I'm not sure when the next page will be out, but if I can find the time to just sit and draw for a couple of hours I should get something done. I have the rest of the chapter sketched out so I just gotta line and color and all, which takes me roughly...about 5 hours of nonstop work? Depending on the complexity of backgrounds obviously haha.

Thank you guys for being so understanding <3 I'm still somehow getting new watchers on this comic despite having no updates for two months, so that's...awesome.

So tl;dr - I have a pen, just no time to draw because college is terrible. I might have SOME time soon but no promises.
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DKWIdoin July 28th, 2016, 6:56 pm
ouch... sorry to hear that :c Hopefully you can get a new tablet pen soon.

by the way, your comic is really nice. Your style is neat and the story got me hooked!
evil-Umbreon July 28th, 2016, 7:19 pm
@DKWIdoin: haha, hopefully...

and thank you so much ? ?? That makes me so happy omg ;;o;;
Flamelight7 July 28th, 2016, 8:12 pm
The universe just seems to be against artists, I hope your economic status improves.
X man (Guest) July 29th, 2016, 4:35 am
That really suckes but don't worry we can wait another 2 months or so. No but seriously sorry 'bout the pen.
RainbowFatcat (Guest) July 29th, 2016, 4:58 am
Did you know that you might be able to use a long, thin battery as a pen? The top of it, the little circle that sticks out is VERY useful. I use it on my IPhone.
I sometimes use my cat's laser pointer, too >w<
X man (Guest) July 29th, 2016, 5:36 am
@RainbowFatcat: hay I remember seeing that somewhere before, where and when did you find out about it?
RainbowFatcat (Guest) July 29th, 2016, 5:02 am
( I don't know where the edit button is )
Really sorry to hear that though. And I know what it feels like with your money problem. I always get a bit depressed when I realize I can't buy a something ( book, fruit, soft drink etc. ) which are for $5 or less.
RainbowFatcat (Guest) July 29th, 2016, 1:13 pm
@X man: I figured it out myself. I was fooling around because my IPhone's touch screen wasn't working properly, got a battery and started tapping, and it worked. Oh, and after that I remember my friend showing me a video about it.
evil-Umbreon July 29th, 2016, 9:29 pm
@RainbowFatcat: Ah, that might be for an ipad, if that's the kind of tablet you're referring to, but this is a turcom drawing tablet. Batteries don't affect the drawing tablet in the slightest, unfortunately.
X man (Guest) July 30th, 2016, 5:03 am
@evil-Umbreon: aw really? That suckes, oh well.
Lutari (Guest) August 14th, 2016, 3:39 pm
I just found this comic and must I say it's fantastic!
I'm really sorry about your pen, I hope this story can continue soon.
X man (Guest) August 14th, 2016, 6:17 pm
@Lutari: welcome to the club. Why not lisen to a song. I actually like that song (welcome to the club) it's a good song.
X man (Guest) August 23rd, 2016, 4:28 pm
If it hits a month I'll play a sad song. No rush tho.
Lutari (Guest) August 28th, 2016, 5:57 pm
@X man: I can't tell if I'm crying from laughter or sadness.
X man (Guest) August 28th, 2016, 8:32 pm
@Lutari: bolth probablymaybe.
X man (Guest) August 28th, 2016, 7:46 am
Well phone won't let me do it so listen to the world small violin from SpongeBob.
X man (Guest) September 9th, 2016, 8:00 pm
*Checks watch* well it's a Friday night why not beng this for the sixth time! See y'all LATER.
X man (Guest) September 13th, 2016, 8:19 pm
I just realized that evil did two warriors comics before this, so they all have a cute exterior but a twisted interior.
scobeeca September 22nd, 2016, 12:12 pm
i am in love with this story hope you get a new pen for your tablet
Lutari (Guest) October 6th, 2016, 9:48 pm
It's been a while..
Over Christmas, do you think?
Pichu90 October 11th, 2016, 8:11 am
Worried face When will you update this comic again?
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) October 11th, 2016, 6:35 pm
@Pichu90: Precisely 3:58 PM on July 16, 2019.
X man (Guest) October 12th, 2016, 4:31 pm
@Shotgun Chuck: precisely my dear Watson. No one is going to get that joke are they?
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) October 12th, 2016, 11:45 pm
@X man: Well speak of the devil, about 5 hours after you posted that, Evil-Umbreon popped back in. Might be a bit sooner than what I said, but the point still stands.
X man (Guest) October 13th, 2016, 8:24 am
@evil-Umbreon: well it's good to see you to and I'm about to give you the same speech I've given others but it doesn't make it any less true. Focus on college it is very important to you and your future. See you in a little while but till then, good-by.
evil-Umbreon October 13th, 2016, 9:36 am
@X man: Thank you for understanding. I know it isn't my job to produce art for my followers, and this comic is for my own enjoyment, but I feel awful when I can't update. I still feel like I'm letting people down? I dunno, that's just me. It makes me feel better to know that a lot of people that watch me are so understanding and willing to wait until I get to a point in life where I can draw again. <3
X man (Guest) October 13th, 2016, 12:13 pm
@evil-Umbreon: I know how you fell, I'm at school right now so I might not comment on anything for a while so by. Also I'm at lunch don't worry.
Pichu90 October 13th, 2016, 3:43 pm
@evil-Umbreon: I hope after your done with college you can become a comic book writer I'll buy all your in paper or online.
Pichu90 October 13th, 2016, 3:48 pm
@evil-Umbreon: I don't care if you take a long time to make just as long as you finish the comic so many good comics end becaue the writer goves up. But don't stop with college but don't forget the comic k.
X man (Guest) October 13th, 2016, 4:27 pm
@Pichu90: well said my Pichu comrad, I fell with enough training, and focus, you will become the greatest of Raichu.
Pichu90 October 13th, 2016, 4:56 pm
@X man: Yes master
Pichu90 October 13th, 2016, 8:56 pm
@evil-Umbreon: I got a deal 4 u if you finish this comic I'll make u an animated series of this all I ask is 1-u finish this comic and 2-give me the full song of what ever Zeke was singing on the boat ok. Oh and I'll give you 90% of the profit.
X man (Guest) October 14th, 2016, 5:34 am
@Pichu90: I can mark off box 2 for ya. thar you go Luigi's song.
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) October 14th, 2016, 3:41 am
Random stupid thought of the day:

If I suddenly became a Vulpix*, or any spitfire for that matter, I would not be able to stop shouting "IMMA FIRIN MA LAZOR!" before every flame attack. I don't even care if it gives enemies more time to dodge, classic memz are best memz.

*I do think it's stupid and sexist that Vulpix is always a girls-only starter, I mean how is being able to light yourself on fire and have it not even hurt not the manliest thing that ever was?

If it's the hair, camo bandana. Boom, problem solved (and yes I do wear a camo bandana in real life, 'cause I'm a boss like that.)
X man (Guest) October 14th, 2016, 5:37 am
@Shotgun Chuck: HAY, I can respect that, I ware a charizard beni, any one else want to jump in.
Pichu90 October 14th, 2016, 2:13 pm
@X man: Thank you i just whished it had lyrics but i guess she made them up.There were good 4 made up lyrics tho
X man (Guest) October 14th, 2016, 5:10 pm
@Pichu90: agreed.
evil-Umbreon October 14th, 2016, 7:05 pm
@Pichu90: *she. I'm a girl~

And I did make them up! I'll get the entire song out eventually, I want to create a page full of things like the entire folklore story, the song, other popular myths and stories, etc. Not sure when, but I plan to.

Also on the subject of what you said earlier, seeing an animated version of my comic would be awesome, but I'm not sure what you meant by profits? I make no profit with the comic, and don't plan to make any profits with it (excluding commissions and possible patreon rewards in the future).

Another note, as glad as I am that you and the anon (shotgun Chuck) enjoy my comic, I want to ask if the both of you could tone down the unrelated comments a bit. I get notifications for every comment y'all post, and-not to be rude- it is getting a tad annoying, what with the random thought posted by them earlier. (Since they have no account i have no way of replying to them and guaranteeing they'll see Im hoping they'll see it next time they visit the comic.)

Thank you~ <3
Pichu90 October 14th, 2016, 8:31 pm
@evil-Umbreon: K then sorry 4 the unrelated comments. Also sorry forgot you were a girl
X man (Guest) October 14th, 2016, 8:44 pm
@evil-Umbreon: sorry Ms.Umbreon, I'll town it down on the comments, well I'll be see 'n ya. Also how's life right now? Too personal? if so don't answer that.
falloutcoyote October 20th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Is the tablet pen still an issue? Is there any way a concerned fan could help?
X man (Guest) October 20th, 2016, 9:24 pm
@falloutcoyote: the main problem would probably be you two getting each others info, but if that was okay, and if she was willing to take it from someone it wouldn't be that far-fetched an idea. Also welcome new friend it's swell meeting you.
evil-Umbreon October 21st, 2016, 12:25 am
@falloutcoyote: Hello and thank you for the concern! I do have a new tablet pen, so we're all good there - the delay now is due to my first semester of college being a bit more than I thought it'd be :'D (It doesn't help that I'm now working 40 hours a week on top of my 15 credit hours...yikes....)

I appreciate the thought, but as of right now the problem is ^^; I have been trying to work on the next page, which I hope to get to soon, but in the meantime I've been working on animation projects for school, haha...

With any luck I'll have a page out somewhat soon, but if that doesn't happen then it'll have to wait until Thanksgiving Break (Which I..highly doubt. I've been anxious to work on the next page for EVER and as soon as I get the free time it's going to happen haha.)
falloutcoyote October 21st, 2016, 6:27 am
@evil-Umbreon: Ok, that's good to hear. Best of luck with your college & such, I've been there and done that (full time job with a full course load) and so I know just how much it takes out of you! Hang in there!
X man (Guest) October 21st, 2016, 6:58 pm
@falloutcoyote full time eh, neat to see someone of your age can still enjoy Pokémon.
@evil-Umbreon you already got my lecture so I won't tell you again, I'll just say best of luck, I'll see you in a little while, eh?
Gavin November 22nd, 2016, 3:24 pm
X man November 23rd, 2016, 2:04 pm
@Gavin: how's turn is it to call the I.T. guy this time.
X man December 31st, 2016, 7:53 pm
@evil-Umbreon: happy new year.
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) January 1st, 2017, 3:25 am
I'm not sure if this counts as a useless comment, but it's been over a month since I commented on anything on this comic, so, happy frickin' new year everyone! Especially evil-Umbreon! And also, it occurred to me tonight that, considering the scope of Vulpix's powers when it comes to fire, Erika could probably spit some pretty sicknasty fireworks.

Someone has to fanart that now. It's the law.
stormygamer January 1st, 2017, 11:25 pm
Happy Late New Year Happy late new year, i couldn't comment last night because i was traveling. Can't wait for this to start back up soon!
stormygamer January 2nd, 2017, 7:23 pm
If there is anything i can do to help in the process of this comic (or your life :P) respond and i will do what i can!
LavenderLeaf February 17th, 2017, 1:59 am
Will there be an update soon?
Stormygamer (Guest) February 21st, 2017, 1:04 am
@LavenderLeaf: probably not for a while, i think this will be the end for this comicn (insert unhappy face here)
evil-Umbreon February 21st, 2017, 10:48 am
@stormygamer: Hi there :) Just popping in to let you know that the comic isn't dead! I've just been super busy with school and work, pulling 40 hours of work and 16 credit hours of school is...not easy, let me tell you.

@LavenderLeaf: I can't really say actually! Hopefully, IDEALLY soon, but I've fallen behind in a few classes and need to focus on that. I've been wanting to work on it for a while tho, so hopefully that will be some good motivation to get stuff done so I can draw!
Stormygamer (Guest) February 21st, 2017, 11:47 pm
@evil-Umbreon: lol I just thought you had died because of college. Well good to know that this comic will live on (later)
Aura flame February 22nd, 2017, 1:48 pm
Is it weird that I cannot see your pages? Whenever I try to read the comic I only see white pages. Does anybody else have this problem and how can I fix it?
evil-Umbreon February 26th, 2017, 12:07 am
@Aura flame: Is it just the latest page here, or ALL pages? If it's all pages what browser are you using? it might be some kind of error/problem with the display of my...theme (is that the word?) or somethin. I'm not sure I'm not tech savvy or anything I'm just trying to offer some help, haha
Aura flame March 1st, 2017, 3:45 pm
@evil-Umbreon: it is all the pages and I use safari on my tablet.
Stormygamer (Guest) March 5th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Is there any plan for the next page or will it be on hiatus for a while longer?
evil-Umbreon March 28th, 2017, 11:21 am
@stormygamer: As much as I would like to continue the comic right now, I have to focus on school at the moment. The next couple pages are sketched out so when I do have time I should be able to pump em out kinda fast....but as of right now the hiatus will continue for an indefinite amount of time.

As things are going now it might not continue until summer, I've got....a lot on my plate haha....
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) March 28th, 2017, 10:07 pm
@evil-Umbreon: Summer is kinda what I was figuring, myself.
DewottAlex May 2nd, 2017, 2:24 pm
More I need a next page :(
evil-Umbreon May 9th, 2017, 3:20 pm
@DewottAlex: Trust me, I want to work on this just as much as everybody wants new pages, haha! I'm trying to finish up my first year of college first (finals week is in progress now, yikes...) and hopefully when I'm done, after I take a few breather days to get some very much needed rest, I'm gonna get back into making pages. Stay tuned! <3
TheAlmightyQ (Guest) June 6th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Dang, this is good! I will say, reading this comic has given me something to do. And I for one LOVE it, the art style, colors, characters and all else. I cant wait for the next few pages. I mean just learning about the other humans is mind blowing. Keep up the good work and good luck with college!