Chapter 9: Page 1: Cover

posted February 11th, 2013, 3:58 pm


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February 11th, 2013, 4:06 pm

Qlock

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First of all I gotta say "HOLY SHIT!!exclamation mark, exclamation mark, one, one, one ... " I have been a bit at a loss of words, though I felt maybe I should have replied earlier ... Just ... Thank you, all you new readers, I'm so glad you like this comic. And you, whoever it was who posted this on reddit, thank YOU.

Some of you asked for an RSS feed. I have tried to fix that before but just can't seem to get it. Maybe I need a premium subscription to get one? Any Smackjeevers out there who knows more about it?

The fact that some of you are offering DONATIONS flatters me to no end (though I'm also a bit "seriously? guys? Seriously???). I have no plans to take that up though, too much trouble and I have enough money to live, eat and go to uni. Still, I can't believe you guys actually offered that ...

Aaand, I don't know what else to say. I just don't have the words. Here's the cover for the next chapter. I will try to colour enough pages to get an update up sometime next week but I won't promise anything.

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February 11th, 2013, 5:49 pm

Qlock

RSS!

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Okay! Dragontrainer says: "Also
For everybody that wants an RSS feed:
http://itsahardlife.smackjeeves.com/rss/

This is how I added It's a Hard Life to my Rainmeter's RSS app. Simply add that address and you're set."

Thank you, Dragon! This should help. I hope. xD

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February 11th, 2013, 4:12 pm

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<3 Ooh~ Good! I look forward to seeing these updates~!

I'm a sucker for darker stories and this just has my heart and stomach in knots. That's a good thing...in a way...*cough* Anyway...I don't think I got the chance to say this before, but even though Gary was a complete ass the entire story...I still felt horridly bad for him when his Raticate died ;n;

It was like the whole reality of what he was doing and stuff had smacked him right in the face with a sack of bricks. :I again...I'm a sucker for moments like that too...but still...

But anyway~ Wonderful story so far! Can't wait for more <3

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February 11th, 2013, 5:04 pm

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Surprised for all these comments?

LOL
You deserve them.

Also
For everybody that wants an RSS feed:
http://itsahardlife.smackjeeves.com/rss/

This is how I added It's a Hard Life to my Rainmeter's RSS app. Simply add that address and you're set.

Edit: You're welcome. :D

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February 11th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Justice (Guest)

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Because of Reddit I was able to re-find this comic. <3 caught up and woohoo new updates soon! :D

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February 11th, 2013, 7:33 pm

Guest (Guest)

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I read the comic from beginning to end. Since then, I have been checking every day for updates. I was afraid that like many things on the internet, OP would not deliver - but this does not seem to be the case. You've got me, qlock. You've got me good.

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February 11th, 2013, 8:06 pm

Guest (Guest)

Beautiful art- awesome idea

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Hey, you rock! All the subtle little jokes you slip in the comics aren't lost on me, and they bring back some great memories. The dark and grim reality of your version really gets me- because it makes so much more sense than the original. You took a really cool idea- and then made it work. I hope you continue doing what you've been doing, your art style is fantastic and the water colors? Those pull it all together. You are doing some seriously impressive work.

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February 11th, 2013, 8:21 pm

Miles Hikari

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It's really not that hard to believe that your comic is spreading. It's just that good that we all want to share it with everyone else. You're one of the few artists who keep growing with their comic. Throw in that yours is one of the most unique approaches at the pokemon world I've seen and it's no wonder.

To be honest I've been planning to share you comic on my facebook page once it got a bit bigger. Just waiting for the opportunity to show it to many people at once.

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February 11th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Blitz3124

Omg....

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this....this will be epic

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February 12th, 2013, 12:36 am

XS_DEATH

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wahhhh! this is my favorite comic EVER! i can't wait to read the new pages x]

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February 12th, 2013, 2:13 am

Chuck Norris (Guest)

Nice

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Nice. I approve this comic.

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February 12th, 2013, 8:46 am

Realmckoy265 (Guest)

Uni?

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When you say Uni are you by chance referring to Uni high in Champaign Illinois? Just wanted to know if we went to the same school.

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February 12th, 2013, 9:11 am

Don (Guest)

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I'm really glad this is blowing up! Keep doing what you love to do and don't change!

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February 12th, 2013, 9:20 am

Guest Guesterson (Guest)

Yeah

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When reddit loves, we love hard and hug even harder. Just be happy we didn't crash your site; it's happened plenty of times before. Keep up the great work and congrats on all the new fans!

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February 12th, 2013, 10:05 am

TortillaCheeps (Guest)

Woot!

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Been following your comic closely since it was posted to reddit. Pretty much visit that thread of yours on the Nuzlocke forums daily in the hopes that a new update will be out. Wicked looking cover - can't wait for more comics, and keep up the good work!

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February 12th, 2013, 10:48 am

O'Beare (Guest)

SO READY!

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I can't wait to see more updates! I have this page permanently up in my browser so I can wait day by day for a new comic to come out. Keep up the great work!

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February 12th, 2013, 11:27 am

Laura (Guest)

Excited!

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So psyched to see a new page! Can't wait to see where you take the story :D

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February 12th, 2013, 11:49 am

Qlock

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@Realmckoy265: No, afraid not. Uni is just short for University.

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February 12th, 2013, 2:23 pm

Slardar (Guest)

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@Qlock: Will you be my valentine? <3

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February 12th, 2013, 2:34 pm

Babaloo (Guest)

Deserved

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This comic deserves all the love it's getting and more. You are a great author, I took a class on graphic novels and I have to say your story is just as good as some of these famous authors. Keep up the awesome work, hopefully the word will spread because i'm sure there are more Pokemon fans like myself will absolutely love this story.

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February 12th, 2013, 2:53 pm

mapsal313

Now this is a very interesting cover...

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An amazing cover, that makes me curious, both with its artwork and mysterious title... Who's that "Balck Queen"? I think I have a hutch, but I'll keep it to myself and wait for the upcoming updates to find out. Keep up the great job!

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February 12th, 2013, 4:40 pm

Elm54 (Guest)

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I love the art style used in this comic and the whole darker side of pokemon theme. it's great! keep up the work cant wait for the next update.

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February 13th, 2013, 12:20 am

perfectedcircle (Guest)

Whoo update!

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I've been checking back regularly since I read it and so glad you seem pepped up and super motivated from the new support. I can't wait to read the next chapter c:

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February 13th, 2013, 1:43 am

QLOCK LOVER (Guest)

I'm Gay for QLOCK

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I LOVE YOUR COMIC QLOCK SO I LOVE YOU. KEEP IT UP PLEASE. I WANT MORE. I NEED MORE. HURRY!!!

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February 13th, 2013, 3:00 am

Michael (Guest)

Publish!

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I found your comic today, and I read it all in one sitting.

Thank you for making this. It seriously is amazing.

Chapter 8 was awesome; it added a new and very welcome dimension to your story.

ALSO, if you get this printed somehow, I cannot emphasize enough how quickly I would buy this.

Run a Kickstarter campaign or something!

YOU'RE AWESOME!!!! =]

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February 13th, 2013, 3:15 am

Metamorphis (Guest)

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Love the cover. Can't wait for the next chapter. Keep up the good work! ^-^

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February 13th, 2013, 8:57 pm

Edward (Guest)

SO FAST

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@Qlock: I LOVE YOU. MARRY ME.

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February 13th, 2013, 9:19 pm

Dactylic126 (Guest)

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Found you on reddit weeks ago. Ever since, I've been reading your cartoon. I really love your work and please do keep up with it. I'll be eagerly waiting for the next chapter.

And you might as well open a donations page:D I can't just read this masterpiece without much tribute to the author!

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February 14th, 2013, 7:54 am

yllof (Guest)

You are welcome

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@Qlock: I actually posted this on reddit. You shall get the attention you deserve!

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February 14th, 2013, 10:07 am

0takuSharkGuy (Guest)

You're awesome

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@Qlock: Seriously, I read through all your pages in one day and I've loved every single one. But especially your most recent work. Keep up the great work!

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February 14th, 2013, 3:34 pm

eRIC (Guest)

You're awsome

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I think i love you.

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February 14th, 2013, 8:58 pm

J (Guest)

Keep it up

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Its a great comic. The story is captivating, the characters loveable (tho a bit on the childlish brat side) and the art is out of this world.

I love and follow lots of webcomics, but the quality on this one is something so much better than usual, you should be really proud.

Keep it up!

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February 14th, 2013, 11:56 pm

Logrusmage (Guest)

Amazing!

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This is stellar. Just incredible. Best nuzlocke/pokemon comic I've ever read by a long shot.

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February 15th, 2013, 12:18 am

mediaG33K (Guest)

MOAR PLEASE!!!

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Holy. Shit. I found this comic early this morning, started reading, crashed for a few hours, and just now got caught up to date with it. Holy. Fucking. Shit. I'm addicted, there's no other way to put it. I await your latest updates very eagerly. :D

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February 15th, 2013, 10:09 am

Gocks (Guest)

Love it!

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Read it from start to finish in a day! I wanted to do work, but it was soooo good even when I put it down I couldn't concentrate! I can't wait to see more!

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February 15th, 2013, 6:19 pm

redleaveshavefallen

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I just recently started to experiment with watercolors, and now that I'm trying it I can appreciate your beautiful illustrations even more! ;u; Do you have any tips for a beginner? And what types of water colors do you use?

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February 15th, 2013, 10:05 pm

selebu (Guest)

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My brother showed me this great comic. What can I say? I read the first 8 chapters in one night. I wanted to read more today, only to come to the realization that there isn't more yet. Now I'm sad that I can't just read on...
Keep up the great work! I'm looking forward to your "regular" updates :)

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February 16th, 2013, 12:10 am

toolman92

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Signed up so i could comment. I love your story! its very original and well drawn and i cant wait for more. i am pretty sure i spent a good chunk of time i was supposed to be studying last week reading your story. KEEP IT UP!!

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February 17th, 2013, 1:25 am

HKim

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Congratulations on gaining so many new readers and followers!

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July 11th, 2013, 6:24 pm

manego90

amazing

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Your comic is freaking amazing. 100% support.

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September 21st, 2013, 5:24 am

Matt (Guest)

MotBQ

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Don't know if anyone got the chapter title reference, but ogre battle: MotBQ is easily one my favorite games. Good job on the comic, keep up the good work.

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January 20th, 2014, 6:50 am

EvilNoobKitty123 (Guest)

:P

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This comic was also posted on e621
A porn site just to say...

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October 2nd, 2016, 11:46 pm

Lovinnthiscomuc (Guest)

Lovin'

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Oh my this comic is wonderful. May I please but a print copy?

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November 30th, 2016, 7:29 pm

coldplay109 (Guest)

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Oh my... I just know it, something intense is coming up with our dear Cogito.

You and your comic are amazing, keep up the great work!

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