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So, I decided to go from Growlithe saying part of his name to just making a barking type sound. I’m not sure about it and would appreciiate feedback from pokemon peoples. If Growlithe had a name that lent itself to doggie sounds, I may have used it. (like Lillipup) I dunno

Incidentally, one of the cool things about the WordPress stuff is I can tag characters, so you can see when the character has shown up. Granted, that’s not useful if you need to see a specific Rachael strip, but it is kind of nifty. Thought I should throw that out there.

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So here’s my thought process. I don’t know how well it works, but it might be what I go with. Mostly. Trained Pokemon are, more or less, able to communicate with at least their trainers, maybe with any trainer, maybe with any empathetic person. I can’t think of a situation where someone not being able to understand a Pokemon would be beneficial to the story. I mean, sure, I can see someone who has to learn to trust or whatever having a problem stranded in the forest or something. But until then, Pokemon are going to be able to communicate rather cleanly.

Not wild Pokemon, of course. (which I ought to include in the comic soonish, yeah?) Its the training I guess? I dunno. Some wilds, of course…

Look, Jenny and Growlithe are a good team. They have a good chemistry and can understand each other. That’s why Jenny has just a Growlithe, instead of another partner. Pokemon make good teammates. Yeah.

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Not pleased with that Poke-Speak in panel one, but whateves. I like the CCTV effect, but I feel like I should have done something with the other monitors? But I don’t want to establish anything that I have to keep drawing again in future shots. So I just went with that.

Regretting the “grabbing the radio to talk” thing. That’s really limited the poses I can do during this conversation. So the future of the story has been shaped by that annoyance. A little.

Of course, I’ve said that about collared shirts in character design, and, oh hey, look at that, Donovan has a collared shirt. Huh.

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