SIX MONTHS LATE, IT’S THE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, by which I mean the the Ghost Trial.
Following the short tenure of Jack the Komala we have a new Alolan Pokemon to the team, Crystal King! Everyone’s camping out tonight. Hope no ghosts show up…
(The next FOUR comics are all the Ghost Trial which would have been perfect for Halloween month but because I don’t have all of those done yet and absolutely will not by Halloween I figured best not to only half’oween it.)
Excadrill jumped out of the silo and looked at the Drilbur lined up. “Atten–TION!” The Drilbur all stood to attention. Excadrill walked past, staring at them.
“Well, what do we have here? The sorriest bunch of recruits I’ve ever seen. But let me tell you something, punks, when I’m through with you, you will either be fine, fit, finished soldiers or on your butt back in the hole you crawled out of!”
He stopped and turned to face the recruits at the center. “Now! We will begin!”
Excadrill marched in place, and the Drilbur joined.
“You might think this move is weak,
“But when danger comes it is the peak!
“Trapped or hazards and you can’t flee,
“Spin your way out and you’ll be free!”
“Ten-hut! Next lesson!”
“You’ve got those claws so make some use,
“You won’t have to fall on a bad excuse!
“Slash with metal and your claws will hit,
“And your Attack might go up just a bit!”
“Ten-hut! Next lesson!”
“When you have an opening, take a chance,
“That’s right, now we’ll teach you how to dance!
“Swing your claws like you’ve got a sword,
“Your Attack power’ll shoot way up the board!”
“Ten-hut! Next lesson!”
“You may think you dig pretty good,
“But you don’t do it how you should!
“Place your claws together and spin,
“This drill’s higher crit chance’ll let you win!”
-Odemon #530 Excadrill
I’m sure you’ve heard: The Doctor is now a woman! Neat! I’m not here to talk about that, because I saw this tweet in response:
SO I DID.
Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Freakazoid
Yakko and Wakko as girls and Dot as a boy? It totally works! You really don’t even have to change anything. No, technically, you don’t have to change their reactions to attractive people.
Pinky & the Brain also super works too and the show kinda needed more female characters so yeeeah. I even once wrote a story in the past with a character who was basically a female version of The Brain so I can confirm it still works.
Freakazoid was the only one I had a bit of trouble with at first but then I got over it. Actually would female Freakazoid be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl with no guy to be a supporting character to? (I know Steff was his girlfriend later but he’s still the main character?) I guess he (she) wouldn’t really be pixie. I guess Freakazoid is more of a Cloudcuckoolander. Look I don’t organize tropes I just write them and then people tell me what tropes I’ve used, or at least they would if they’d put me on TV Tropes. Someone go do that.
Sheep in the Big City
I’ll wait a moment for you to look that up.
Anyway just reverse the entire Secret Military Organization. Which really just means they’re all female now, except maybe the Plot Device, who is still a robot but with a male voice. It still works, except it again took me a bit on General Specific, but I think I got it conceptualized. Also, Ben Plotz. Have a female narrator!
Actually I recently realized I missed a great opportunity to give Wally in the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos a gender-neutral name. There’s no reason they should be male, and in fact good reason for them to be neither, so Wally is officially a gender-neutral name and Wally is referred to with a they pronoun. Anyway! With those two shows considered I started thinking of other forms of media!
Why haven’t we had a female grim reaper?
I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if something has had a female personification of Death but I don’t know of one.
Also I don’t know if The Luggage counts as male but if it does there wouldn’t be much of a difference as female.
Despite what Granny Weatherwax might say, I could not only see the wizards and witches be swapped, I’m not sure there’d be a difference!
And there’s no reason the Night Watch couldn’t be swapped. Sam Vimes, Sergeant Colon, and yes, even Nobby.
Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos
wait these are mine. and top is neuter. Okay actually if the CCC is ever adapted into a media with sound Top should definitely be voiced by a female voice actor.
Female Fawful? Works for me! Male Cackletta? That’s just Antasma. Female Waluigi? wa. (That’s Waluigi for “yes”) Female Count Bleck, female Dimentio? YES
Why is it so hard to imagine a male Gruntilda? Maybe it’s because she’s such a figgin awesome female villain and those are always precious. Anyway, as soon as I imagined her not as a witch but as a wizard or warlock or something IT STILL TOTALLY WORKS
Sonic the Hedgehog
okay i draw the line at eggman losing his mustache
JUST KIDDING FEMALE EGGMAN WOULD BE COOL TOO
I’d also be super down with female Tails and Team Chaotix.
Female Reginald and female Beartato would also be cool and I want to see Anthony Clark do that actually.
Let’s be honest, there’s probably enough fan-fiction out there that every character is gender-swapped at some point, and I’m okay with this. Female Spades Slick!
Anyway I hope none of this is offensive, or maybe I hope all of this is offensive. It’s hard to tell!
I’m slowing down a bit because I’m busy at the day job where I would usually draw the stuff, doing the coloring and touching-up after I got home. On the bright side, I don’t have to sell anymore at the day job, since now I’m doing customer service, which is a loooot busier than sales. No one really wants to talk to sales. Actually, no one really wants to talk to customer service either.