Odemon #780

Two mothers sat at a table chatting.
“My child hasn’t been doing well in school,” one said. “I’m going to work with the teacher to get them to pay attention more.”
“He’s a good teacher,” the other said. “I’m sure he can work something out.” She glanced around. “Where is your kid right now, anyway?”
“Oh, they’re outside playing.”
“Isn’t that dangerous? There’s a lot of wild Pokemon out there.”
“The local Drampa is playing with them. It’ll keep them safe.”
Drampa burned the house down.
The mother grabbed her child. “Were you bullying kids again?”
“No!” the child cried.
“Then why did Drampa burn our house down?”
“I dunno!”
“Drampa only burns down houses if the kid is bullying its friend!”
“They started it!”
“Then Drampa would’ve burned their house down!”

-Odemon #780 Drampa

Odemon #637

Long ago an ancient land,
Budding with future promise,
Temples built upon the sand
To hold a Pokemon, this:
An embodiment of the sun with wings,
With flaming embers all over it flings,
Burning away all things.
Once entombed, twin heroes ruled
With a dragon of absolute power,
The region they planned, designed, and tooled,
And led from the top of a tower.
But the truth of the matter, ideals were not met,
The twins disagreed, their people did fret;
To war they would go, for the stage was set.
In anger the dragon split into two,
Truth or ideals, and a third that was cold,
Emtpiness fallen, freezing energy grew,
And spread o’er the land and did damage untold.
The war was a stalemate, destruction did reign,
The dragons did sleep; for humans, disdain,
Until truth or ideals could be attained.
The frozen dragon iced over the land;
The people sought a savior in the sun,
Released the moth from the temple of sand
To force back the dragon until it was done.
But the moth of the sun was full of a rage,
Trapped so long, sent the world into blaze,
Across the land the fire did spread,
Forests burned down and Pokemon fled,
To the rescue the Swords of Justice sped.
Defending Pokemon from the raging sun,
And angry humans now on the run,
The Swords called help from natural forces,
And the guardian in clouds sent out stormy sources.
Directing the wind and the rain to cool land,
The sun cooled off and returned to the sand,
And peace, until humans once more expand…

-Odemon #637 Volcarona

Odemon #868

You start with a Gastly, particles that float,
It finds a Vanillite, with its icy coat,
The Gastly approaches, and then licks up its treat,
Enough ice cream and before long this Gastly’s smelling sweet.
Now this Gastly, particles so sweet,
Starts to get heavy, with its many treats,
Freezing Gastly, condensing coat that gleams,
Now this gastly is a floating blob of cream!
It’s the Milcery cycle!
Solid, liquid, gas!
From a Ghost to a Fairy!
Solid, liquid, gas!
When your gas gets sweet
With a creamy treat,
No need to apply any heat,
Just feed your Gastly ’til it’s cold
And then you will have creamy gold!

-Odemon #969 Milcery

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

  • Wandering Fortunes complete!

    Wandering Fortunes
    Full WIP novel available to read for free! Tablet of Continents
  • Writers of the Fediverse

  • TWINKER!1

  • Previously on Duth Olec’s Cuckoo Land

  • Previously on Someone Yells at Duth Olec

    Duth Olec on 2020 Retrospective
    TheStormfallen on 2020 Retrospective
    2019 Restrospective… on Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmail Comic…
    New! Wandering Fortu… on Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmail Comic…
    Duth Olec on Odemon #356
  • Even More Previously On DOCL

  • Let’s be Organized!: Categories

  • Copyright 2002-2020. Wow, that’s a long time!