Odemon #651

Hard-bodied Quilladin, peaceful and kind,
Won’t start a fight; never inclinded.
May charge into and give each other a beating,
But pay that no mind, it’s just the Quilladin greeting.

-Odemon #651 Quilladin

Odemon #129

Take a leap for the sky!
and flop.
Take a leap for the sky!
and flop.
Take a leap for the sky!
And someday, you may fly.

-Odemon #129 Magikarp

2020 Retrospective

Well! That was a year, wasn’t it?  Let me start as usual by looking at what I said I’d do this year in my 2019 retrospective:

  • Got Wandering Fortunes all up, but most the rest was “probably won’t do this”. I did say I was doing one page a week for my wikified novel notes but that’s become one or fewer a month. Odemon, the Pokecomic, all that is still a glacial pace.
  • My new focus, the romance/erotica, has done very well! I started SUB FIFTY FOLLOWERS?!? I started this year with under 50?????????? I… Okay, I guess… No, I started the new Twitter in August of last year, apparently it took about six months to hit 50, and then 10 months later I’m past 500! Like, I’m mostly surprised because I was saying I had traction a year ago but I didn’t even have 50 at that point I guess? And now it’s like, oh! It’s. It’s weird. More on this in a bit.
  • I did not succeed in my new year’s resolution to hold a snake.

So all in all I pretty much hit all my goals for this year, with the exception of the one that required me to interact with people to get access to a snake, because, oh yeah, THE PANDEMIC. 2020 was one big mess of a year and

and

also my best year ever.

I mean, flatly firstways, I have readers now. I have people reading what I write, and it’s enjoyable writing! I wrote like… 2 or 3 solo stories, 3 or 4 chapters of a longer story, plus numerous sections for a split-timeline series, and a bunch of microstories. This alone makes 2020 my best year ever, and everyone’s been great and supportive!

Add to it I started commissioning art of my characters related to those, some beautiful, cool, wonderful, and gourd what i’m horny for artwork! Six characters, 20 pieces of art, plus six more either fan art or gifts or raffle such. More to come, and people love the characters and I’m so happy they do.

Honestly, I’ve loved getting the art so much I’m making plans to start getting official art drawn up for the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos characters.

So anyway 2020 is also a good year for me because the job I started late last year moved to remote at home, so I’ve been working almost all year and getting to nap on a bed on my breaks. It’s weird because this is due to the pandemic, which is horrible and awful and I’d trade it for there to not be that… but, hopefully when that’s over the company I work for won’t drag us all back to the office? We’ll see.

I haven’t actually done much CCC work this year at all, but I do plan in 2021 to get going on that again. I actually have a short story I wrote and tried to get accepted in a publication, but that never went anywhere, so I might go over it with my perspective from this year and then post it. It involves an issue that doesn’t really effect me anymore, so it’s a bit weird. I’d also like to actually finish at least one CCC short story this year, it’s a bit of a weird one but it’s a story style I’d like to experiment with.

As noted, I’d like to start getting “official art” (by which I just mean, I get a piece of art of just the character I use to show them to others) of CCC characters, but I’ll probably try to finish my wiki notes before I commission those.

As for the romance/erotica, I really want to get final work started on an audio adaptation of something I wrote this month. I want to keep working on writing, though I wanna take a month off (I overworked myself the last several months of last year), and get more art. Generally I don’t have too many specific plans since I leave the next story up to votes–keep getting audio adaptations made as more proof of concepts leading to an audio-visual novel eventually.

And yes, I will get the hypno hotel story written. That should be in February.

And lastly, should the pandemic lift away, I’ll go hold a snake.

Odemon #548

Petilil settled in the soft, grassy field for a nap.
She screamed as a screeching Araquanid leapt at her. In a matter of moments Petilil’s leaves were plucked and Araquanid scuttled away.
In a cave, Araquanid filled a bowl with water and placed the leaves in it.
“Come on, boil the water!” he told a Centiskorch. “We need this to help Nincada get better!”
“I’m telling you, this isn’t going to work,” Centiskorch said, “but fine, I’ll do it.” She wrapped herself around the bowl and boiled the leaves.
“Drink this,” Araquanid said, passing the bowl to a Nincada. “It’ll relieve your weariness.”
Nincada took a sip and sputtered and coughed and gagged and screamed.
“That’s terrible! I think I’m choking!”
“What?” Araquanid asked. “I don’t understand. Local research said Petilil leaves cure weariness.”
“By what, killing me?” Nincada choked out.
“Yeah,” Centiskorch said, “but where I’m from, local research determined boiled Petilil leaves work as a bug repellent! But nooo, you didn’t listen!”

-Odemon #548 Petilil

Odemon #37

Red slowly combed and brushed his Vulpix’s tail, working the conditioner and other products into her fur. No matter what he did, the hair split. He groaned.
“This isn’t working! She still has split ends!”
Leaf pulled up the Pokedex. “It says that as Vulpix grow their tails split into more tails.”
Red looked between Leaf and Vulpix several times. “No, that can’t be it. Maybe some hair gel would work.”

-Odemon #37 Vulpix

Odemon #846

Little Feebas in the river, dully does it swim
Paying no attention, yes this fish is rather dim
A sudden movement, Feebas screams; Arrokuda is its fate!
The fish darts jaw-first to Feebas. “Hi! Isn’t my jaw great!
“Look how sharp, how pointy it is! I bite things real, real good!
“I got sharp teeth, my jaw is strong, like Arrokuda should!”
Yes it seems this Rush fish only wanted to boast a bunch.
Its jaw shown off it floats away, then Cramorant had lunch.

-Odemon #846 Arrokuda

Comics page!

After months, or maybe it was a year, of putting it off, I’ve put together a page for comics. Most of it is the Pokemon Moon comic, which gets its own page because there’s so dang many of ’em, but there’s also the one Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmail comic and a couple miscellaneous ones.

also a hypnosisnakerotica one

Pokemon Moon Comic 116: Evolution in the Desert

OH GOURD I’M GONNA HAVE TO START DRAWING THIS THING NOW

Odemon #202

The two Wobbuffet faced each other off.
A Pumpkaboo and an Octillery came by.
“What are they doing?” Pumpkaboo asked.
“When two Wobbuffet meet, they often face off like this,” Octillery said. “They stare each other down… I think… and see who can go the longest. Neither one of them want to give in, though eventually something will have to give.”
Sweat trickled down the two Wobbuffet. It was getting tense. They couldn’t stand there much longer…
And then!
One of them!
“Eee you’re so cute!” a Wobbuffet said.
“Oh, oh, thank you!” said the other. “You’re cute, too, but I was just so embarrassed to say it!”
“Thank you, thank you! I love how shiny you’ve polished your skin!”
“Aaa thank you! You puff up really adorably!”
“Thank you, you too!”

-Odemon #202 Wobbuffet

Odemon #823

Corviknight soared through the sky as they flew to the castle. Their queen had requested their presence, and Corviknight wasn’t one to keep their majesty waiting. When the queen needed Corviknight they were there in a flash to serve and defend the crown.
The Raven Pokemon touched down at the castle and fluttered into the throne room. They landed and bowed to the Queen Serperior, who sat coiled around her throne.
“Greetings, your majesty,” Corviknight said. “I came as soon as I received your summons. For what purpose do you require my services today? A raging Salamence to be vanquished? A Mismagius cursing the land? Or perhaps a new crusade into the south to bring the light of Arceus to the Nyan worshippers?”
“No, no, nothing so involved, Sir Corviknight,” Queen Serperior said. “But it is a task that will require your great strength and speed.”
“I am up to the challenge, my queen.”
“Prince Snivy wishes to have a picnic with the Princess Petilil out near the forest. They need an escort to carry them there.”
Corviknight stared at Queen Serperior, beak open.
Relegated to a taxi service again…

-Odemon #823 Corviknight