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beautiful crime boy by SmudDragon
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have all the sloths in the world by SmudDragon have all the sloths in the world :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 2 5 scyther is best pokemon by SmudDragon scyther is best pokemon :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 6 6 Arse cape by SmudDragon Arse cape :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 11 63 This total mess by SmudDragon This total mess :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 12 26 Chrysocolla by SmudDragon Chrysocolla :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 2 12 Dioptase (updated) by SmudDragon Dioptase (updated) :iconsmuddragon:SmudDragon 5 168 Archie loves it more by SmudDragon
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Battle Pose by racingwolf Battle Pose :iconracingwolf:racingwolf 80 27 Fantasy!Pokemon AU: Merman!Archie by Darkness-Lune Fantasy!Pokemon AU: Merman!Archie :icondarkness-lune:Darkness-Lune 18 9 archie by Suyohara
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beautiful crime boy
"Put this Yakuza let's play video on as background noise" they said.  "It'll be fun" they said.

Next thing I know I'm crying over the PS3 controller and drawing the characters in lingerie apparently ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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have all the sloths in the world
Birthday card design I made to ensure that my sister's birthday would be entirely sloth-themed.  (I even decorated her cake to look like a sloth: smuddragon.tumblr.com/post/162… )
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scyther is best pokemon

Scyther’s been my favourite Pokémon for a long time.  I used to be able to draw it from memory when I was like 13, but now I have to learn & practise all over again.

And now I’m going to tell you why it’s my favourite:

1) it has knives for hands
2) it’s green
3) it’s a perfect example of what’s great about Pokémon and why I like them

Because here’s the thing.  Imagine playing Pokémon for the first time way back in gen I.  Bug-types like Weedle or Caterpie are among the first wild Pokémon you ever encounter.  They’re abundant, easy to catch and grow quickly, so you’re very likely to have one on your team and it’s probably going to be the first one you evolve (unless you overlevel your starter a lot).  The game is teaching the concept of “evolution” to you this way, because it’s a safe bet that nearly everyone has learned early on about how insect larvae pupate (become cocoons) and metamorphose (drastically change into moths/butterflies).  So to understand Pokémon evolving, just imagine the bug life cycle, but it happens suddenly and to everything.  Which is cool!  And the Weedle/Caterpie lines are cool too.  They’re pretty recognisable as the first kind of thing you think of when you think “bugs”.

Enter Scyther, also a Bug-type.  But much harder to find and catch since it only appears later in the Safari Zone, and much more exotic in appearance too.  It’s described as a “mantis”, although it appears to be based more on a mantidfly (not the same thing).  Either way, not unheard-of, but not the first thing most people would think of when they think “bugs”.  And its design takes the insect as inspiration and runs with it.  What’s the most iconic feature of a mantis?  The claw-like forelegs.  Let’s translate that into KNIVES FOR HANDS.  We’re not just drawing a cartoon insect here, we’re designing a 5-foot-tall magical monster built for fighting.  Now it’s dual-wielding swords, so let’s make its exoskeleton look like protective armour.  And so on until you end up with this dinosaur-headed winged ninja-knight badass which is still recognisable as a bug (three distinct body segments!)  Because a bug monster doesn’t just have to be a creepy-crawly that poisons you.

tl;dr Pokémon can be familiar or fantastical and there’s something very satisfying about strong monster design, like Scyther.  Also it has knives for hands.

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This total mess
Guess what?  This is your REAL birthday present, :iconsamcybercat:!  Please enjoy Maxie being hunted down by a Banette under a cloud of poison fumes in Mount Pyre :meow:  I know nothing about composition, backgrounds, or colour, but I hope you can accept my meagre attempt at bringing one of the best scenes ever to life.

For anyone who's wondering why any of this is happening--I can't explain further without spoiling a story that isn't ready to be posted yet.  But if you're in the mood to wait several more months to possibly see a long multichapter hardenshipping-centric fic covering the entire timeline of ORAS and a bit of Maxie and Archie's history, well... I guess you may be in luck.
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Claire
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
Found our new favourite game: twitter.com/dreamdaddygame
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SmudDragon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist
I saw that being announced everywhere this week and I'm keen as fuck XDDDD
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
Glad to hear! I'm sure we'll have a great time making our Dadsonas and dating all the dads. :D
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SmudDragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Yesssssssss BRING ON THE DAD JOKES!!
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thought you might get a chuckle out of this. A friend sent me this early promo video for Yu-Gi-Oh from before they settled on Dan Green as his VA. Pegasus is still as camp as ever though: www.dailymotion.com/video/xh6a…
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SmudDragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Did I just watch that or was it a fever dream??? XDDDDD  What the heck was it supposed to be?  Why was it nearly ten minutes long??  I thought it was going to be over after the first sixty seconds of voiceovers explaining the basic premise, you know, like a normal ad for a new series.  But it JUST KEPT GOING XDDD  Why did they basically spoil most of what happens in the show before they even started airing it?  And why did it seem like a bunch of completely separate videos all played back to back?  Did someone get paid to make this, because I would have thought they just stole some amateur AMVs off YouTube that people made using TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE ORIGINAL YU-GI-OH SONGS XDDDDDDDDDD  Interspersed seemingly at random with rambling voiceovers or dramatic musical scores XD  My god, it's amazing, it's true art, thankyou for showing it to me XD  Yu-Gi-Oh is a gift.
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
It was even longer than that lion vore cartoon that kept going on forever! You'd almost think that maybe it was fake or something, but my friend had it on a VHS from before YGO aired and also that bit at the end where Pegasus starts advertising everything from the cards to an old website. It truly is a marvel to behold. :')
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SmudDragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist
I really wanted to go on that website but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't exist any more XDDD
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
I was meant to put this in the note, but I forgot so I'm bothering you here. Archie and Maxie were in my dream last night. So the dream had these people trying to hijack a train or a plane or something and at some point the people became Archie, Maxie and Courtney. At one point, Archie wanted to distract Maxie from what they were doing, so he leaned in next to his ear and whispered in it, but when "Maxie" turned to look at him it was actually a Togetic, which made Archie jump with fright and drop what they were calling his "Dazzling Gleam" (even though it was obviously a shiny evolution stone they were using to give them light). Maxie laughed at this so sincerely that it made Archie and Courtney look at him like "Buh? o.o", so then he got defensive and just said that he hadn't laughed like that in a while. Which, now that I'm typing this out doesn't seem any kind of defence at all.

I KNOW WE BOTH AGREED THAT TALKING ABOUT DREAMS IS BORING FOR MANY REASONS, BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE THAT ONE. 8D
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SmudDragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist
HAHAHAHAHAHA DON'T WORRY THAT'S NOT BORING XDDDDDD

Oh my gosh that's so wonderfully surreal, I do want Team Aqua and Team Magma to team up to hijack a vehicle that isn't a submarine =P  And I want even more for Archie to try and flirt with Maxie only for him to turn around and be wearing a Togetic mask, and everyone be weirded out by him having a sense of humour at all =P
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