Odemon #260

People were having fun at the beach. Picture what that looks like because the author doesn’t know how people have fun at the beach.
But one new thing at this beach this season gave some people pause. Finally they started asking, what was with the Swampert with the shades?
It turned out the Swampert had moved into the pristine beach during the off-season. They’d tried to get rid of it but it punched anyone who did, so finally they made an agreement with it to let it stay if it would become a lifeguard.
And the beach had never been safer.

-Odemon #260 Swampert

Odemon #829

Floating softly in the breeze
Singing joyous songs that please
Spinning, twirling flowers bloom
Pollen better than any perfume

-Odemon #829 Gossifleur

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 32: Food Fighting

New year! New chapter! Same fighting! Well, not the same fighting, but in Chapter 32: Food Fighting, Top enters the middle of a melee in the castle. They eventually get thrown into the one place they can do the most damage: a kitchen.

2019 Restrospective

Man, it’s been a long time. It feels like… 3 years since I did one of these. As usual, I divide this into 3 parts: what I said I’d do last year, what I actually did, and what I hope to do this year.

  • Continue work on Wandering Fortunes, which I did. I finished the primary edits. I did not finish editing it in full though, nor did I get started on novel 4. More on that either in a bit or a looong while.
  • Continue Odemon: Yeah. After I started a new job though it reduced to one a week. Given the amount of new Pokemon per gen these years I should, in theory, be able to finish this someday. SOMEDAY. I also did continue the Pokecomic; I only got about 10 comics done but that’s what I expected so whatever. I’ll finish it when gen 12 is out.
  • I very much did not get all my novel notes transferred to wiki format, but I didn’t really expect to it seems. I’m going pretty slow at it these days but I’m slowly chipping away at it.
  • There’s not gonna be a Darmenzi audiobook.
  • I did get a freelance job but not much came of it, and then the website I went through changed how it works to stupid pay-for-play basically so I started looking for a regular job, went crazy, and then out of nowhere succeeded in September.
  • I legitimately can’t remember how many short stories I wrote, or even edited, and I certainly didn’t get any published.

The anaconda in the room is I started writing erotica. Have I mentioned that explicitly yet? In early summer I started thinking about stuff, about my gender and sexuality, and somehow that led to me thinking about writing “hypnosisnakerotica”. In… June, I think? I wrote a long Mastodon/Twitter thread about how I can barely be said to have a gender or sexuality, and how I don’t think about it much, and ended by concluding the internet is full of weirdos so there’s no reason to be afraid, and I shouted that snakes and hypnosis are sexy, my brain married a fictional character (the cool kids call this having a “waifu”), and I started writing erotica. (By the way, it’s made me have to think more about exactly what my sexuality is, exactly. Unfortunately it’s not meant for this Earth…)

This has gone. Confusingly well? I honestly had more traction in a few months than I did in half a decade of the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos. I mean, I guess it makes sense. A lot of people are horny. It’s also more niche, which means more people will go looking for what they can find, and if it turns out a writer who is basically trained in writing novels starts writing about it… woo. If it turns out you like that stuff or are just curious it’s all here, it’s all SFW, non-lewd, it’s honestly just erotica because it’s steeped in kink/fetish, it’s really more romance, which is actually stranger for me to think about me writing than erotica for some reason!

My new day job has been going well enough, I’m evaluating book manuscripts to see if there are legal issues (libel, copyright issues, etc.) I’m still slow at it after 3 months and I make mistakes but um. I can hope things go well.

I also released Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmail 1! The idea besides this being fun was that visual media might get me more noticed but by the time this got finished I was already getting into writing erotica and having more success there, so I still haven’t actually made a section on this website for comics. Ah well. It’s still a good comic and I love it.

Now then… what do I plan to do in 2020?

Not a lot for the CCC, actually.

  • Wandering Fortunes should be all up mid-year. No estimation on final book release, though.
  • Right now for the CCC I’m focusing on organizing my notes. I only have time to do one page a week now and there’s honestly more than 50 left I think so this is going to take a while. Probably more time than I should bother with to be honest but… oh well. OCD.
  • I don’t intend to start more editing on Wandering Fortunes or write the fourth book until I finish those notes, so that’s on hold.
  • I will have another new story in a few months, definitely not something I’ve done two years in a row now…
  • Odemon and the Pokecomic will continue at their glacial pace.
  • If not obvious yet, I’m going to spend 2020 more focused on what I’ve actually gotten some traction with. It’s fun and people like it and wow! I’m going to have a post about that at the DeviantArt I post that stuff at, so if you want to know about that check it there.
  • Also my New Year’s Resolution is to hold a snake. For obvious reasons, I think.

That’s about it. Things are weird now. It’s fine.

Odemon #484

When the world was young and fair,
It’s said there was an ultimate dare.
Dialga spoke to Palkia, “Hey!
How long can you hold your breath? All day?
I bet you can’t hold your breath
Longer than I before your death.”
Palkia countered, “This is a trick.
You can warp time, I’m not so thick.
You’ll stretch one second to you one day.
I won’t fall for that! No way!”
Dialga promised, “No tricks here,
I’ll not warp time, my conscious is clear.
I dare you just one hour, not more,
Hold your breath, if you’re not so poor.”
And so its breath did Palkia hold;
Neither realized the dangers unfold.
Every breath that Palkia took
Stabilized space, yes, every nook,
But as it took no breath in
Space destabilized; ’twas fin.
Distance collapsed, twisted space
Opened portals to every place.
Ultra Beasts began to flood
into the world seeking blood.
When Giratina saw this horrible scare
It burrowed in its world, it didn’t care.
But Arceus saw this and was done,
It shouted and kicked its naughty sons.
It ordered Dialga and Palkia now
To fix the mess that they’d allowed.
To save the world from Guzzlord, the glutton,
Dialga hit the rewind button.
Palkia began to breathe a lot;
Fogged up the windows; stability brought.
Did they learn their lesson? Hardly at all;
Next day Palkia dared Dialga’s heart rate to fall.

-Odemon #484 Palkia

Odemon #71

When the explorer went searching for the legendary Victreebel colony, the last thing she expected was to be offered lunch.
“I’ve got a soup cooking right now!” Victreebel said. “Take a look!”
The explorer peered into the Victreebel’s mouth, which indeed had a golden fluid pooled in it, a warm honey scent wafting from it.
“It’s got honey, carrots, potatoes, garlic,” Victreebel said, “I just need to add one more ingredient.”
“What’s that?” the explorer asked.
Victreebel tipped her into its mouth of soupy acid.

-Odemon #71 Victreebel

Odemon #722

Rowlet, small owl
Nap in the day
Photosynthesis
Energy that way
Then evening comes and you’re active, night is the time that you prowl it
Silently gliding, strong kicks sharp feathers, fighting skill makes folks go “wowlet!”

-Odemon #722 Rowlet

Odemon #348

Armor plating, powerful claw
Offense and defense with nary a flaw
Swimming fast with special wings
These factors this apex predator brings
So why extinct? Why Armaldo dies?
Maybe because it had weird protruding eyes.

-Odemon #348 Armaldo

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 31: Knucklehead Goofball

The newest chapter of Wandering Fortunes is up. In Chapter 31: Wandering Goofball, Ropak fights Thraundlus Kingdom soldiers to help Alden’s path to the dungeon stay clear. He runs into Top, and the two act like a pair of mad loons fighting the Thraundlus Kingdom. The Salenth Kingdom backs them up, but only if they can deal with Top and Ropak’s nonsense.

Odemon #167

Sentret and Ledyba walked along the field. They were on an advanture to find their family they got lost from!
Spinarak was there, too. She just wanted to eat them, though.
As night fell a hoot startled Sentret and Ledyba into cowering on the ground.
“You two are pathetic,” Spinarak said. “It’s just a Hoothoot!”
The Hoothoot flew down and pecked Spinarak, and the String Spit Pokemon screamed.
“Oh, no! Spinarak! We have to help her!” Sentret said.
“B-But didn’t she just want to eat us?” Ledyba asked.
Sentret shrugged.
The two early route Pokemon blocked Hoothoot from Spinarak and fended the owl off. Spinarak got up.
“You… You saved me.”
“Of course,” Sentret said. “We’re friends.”
Stars appeared in Spinarak’s eyes. She had friends!
“I still want to eat you, though,” she said.
“…”
“But like, in a friendly way.”

-Odemon #167 Spinarak