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Judgement - a HG Nuzlocke- Holiday special by Kittengoo Judgement - a HG Nuzlocke- Holiday special by Kittengoo
Hey guys! Happy Holidays to one and all! Even if I'm not religious, I do love this time of the year. It's a time to be generous and to remember about the important people in our lives. 

I released a poll on what to do for the holidays and I decided to make an extra. So many people wanted me to take a break (since the 25th is my birthday), and I was so impressed by their kind comments that I just HAD to do something! This has been a fantastic year for Judgement, and I believe it deserves it. Especially since it has such loving, supportive, and insightful fans. 

This extra is also co-written by :iconwanlingnic:. While I wrote most of it, she wrote the ending of the comic. She's a wonderful friend and I'm so glad that she helped me perfect this special extra. Heck, if it weren't for her Judgement wouldn't be as great! I always brainstorm with Nicki and she helps me out so much :) Thank you girl! 

And thank you all for reading :heart: The next Judgement update will be up tomorrow morning or the day after that. Thank you one and all!
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Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That anchor tattoo, that spiky hair, those rugged boots, and a Pikachu plush?

It all seems very familiar...a man I know from a seaside city...

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And I understand poor Mari's predicament. While my parents are inseparable, I lost a friend to such things. He changed after that. We stopped talking because he started hanging out with people who bullied me frequently. Two branches of my family were also stricken with it, and my cousins wound up very estranged.

So I'll go by one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies.

"You know, some parents, when they're angry, they get along much better when they don't live together. They don't fight all the time, and they can become better people, and much better mummies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don't, dear. And if they don't, don't blame yourself. Just because they don't love each other anymore, doesn't mean that they don't love you. There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country - and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love, dear... those are the ties that bind, and you'll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you, poppet, you're going to be all right... bye-bye."
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mrs.Doubtfire! :D
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PitchBlackEspresso Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

the feels, poor mari ;w; she looks so pretty in that first panel though ;O;

also happy related birthday/christmas! hope you had an awesome day :D

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Ryua Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww, poor Marigold! She's... gah. She might be the most identifiable Nuzlocke character ever. She seems like such a sweet, normal, nice girl, and I just want to make her happy!
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Miyuko-Matsuda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
*FEEELS*
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I need a drink.
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Castaway5 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
Merry Christmas!

With this much build up, are we actually heading to Kanto after the elite four? I don't believe I have ever seen a Nuzlocke do so.
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't really say due to spoilers, but I won't continue the Nuzlocke challenge in Kanto. However, Mari's dad issue will be analyzed further if that's what you mean. 
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okamispiderbrush Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
...oh my, poor Mari. D:
This was... really emotional. I mean... I've never had to deal with stuff like this, but... tears still fell.D:

Anyway... you did a good job on this. I hope you have a Happy Birthday.<3
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you dear! :D
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SparePearl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I'm not gonna lie. This was very moving for me. I'm honestly trying so hard, so very hard not to shed a single tear.

This whole year for me has been a struggle to get through due to a personal reason that happened last year--the 23rd of December is the aniversary of said reason, in fact--and despite the pain and sadness I felt from this comic, it also was a nice read too.

Thank you. (:
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug: Things will get better, they always do. 
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lolzwaitwhat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Must ghug before heart breaks for her and start crying!
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SoulofKusanagi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Man, this hits close to home. I'm not even sure how to describe how I'm feeling. 
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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RadBlueCinderblock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwww, how sweet~

Us: You should take a break from drawing stuff and hang out on the holidays!

You: *Draws something anyways*

Ahahaha... ha.... well, that was unexpected. XD
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I couldn't help it! x)
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PKMNrr649 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... I'll admit, you just made me die a little inside :cries:
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw don't die! 
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PKMNrr649 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was just heart-breaking though, you can feel Marigold's pain :(
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Quilltaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Aww poor Marigold, I just want to give her a hug to cheer her up, and I'm not really a huggy person most of the time. I also wonder how this makes Rue feel after reading that letter, did she ever bring it up with Marigold after this?
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You will just have to see :)
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Bowserboy129 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This was hard to read, not because it was bad, but because it brought up so many memories.

Years back I caught my dad with his bags packed as he was about to walk out the door. I didn't know what was going on, and somehow he didn't notice me, so I ended up saying nothing as he walked out the door. I went back to bed, no clue what I just saw, only to wake up hours later to come down stairs with my mother in tears.

My father had left us.

For years I tried to understand why my father had left, and even after they have gotten back together I still don't know why, but for a time I thought I was the reason why no matter how much my parents told me differently. I thought that maybe if I had stopped him, that maybe he would of changed his mind and stayed, that if I reminded him about how much he loved my mom and us that he wouldn't go. Years later I've realized that it wasn't my fault, but even to this day I wonder... What would of happened if I stopped him?
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm so sorry this happened to you, I can imagine it was so painful emotional wise. You are very brave and strong for admitting these feelings :hug: 
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peanutkix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaww that was so sad, poor Mari! And happy early birthday!
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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angelstar3999 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This was very touching, and I loved the ending.. I think it great to see into Marigolds thoughts of her father, and the divorce. I love the end where her mom came in and put down a gift for Marigold, I wonder what it is. But still this is very touching.

I hope that you have a wonderful Birthday, what and interesting day to e born on.. :love:

:tighthug: Angelstar
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
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lucario1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Oh......You made me cry a little.
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Radioactive-Sodapop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
All aboard the S.S Feelings. ;-;
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IceFireDrag Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... 

This extra just made me feel both colder and warmer for Christmas
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Aithekitsune Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student
this made me cry inside..........
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Pollitio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww poor sweetie pie ;m;
Happy B-day, Kitten.
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Miscomunication Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awwww baby ;;w;;
Also, happy birthday for the 25th! I won't be online I dont think, and here in Aus its the 25th tomorrow, so XD
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw thank you! :D
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Miscomunication Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure! :D
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL ABOARD THE FEELS EXPRESS

Guh, this is the worst (not the comic, the concept) because it is true.  In many divorces with young kids, they can feel like it is their fault.
It does give an interesting family dynamic for the story.

Marigold is a lovely character, though. She seems like a genuinely nice person, and it will mega ultra suck when/if she loses a pokemon. 
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw yeah, I read a lot about divorces in making Mari's character and it sounds utterly heartbreaking :(
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, I did a unit on human relationship psychology and we covered divorces and how it affects kids.  It really is quite heartbreaking.  It is up to the parents to try and be civil and make sure their kids know that they are loved on both sides.
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TGI-Zuzume Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Awww...  I was going to ask if she would go against her Mom at some point and leave on S.S. Anne, but then you said that she didn't know what he looked like...


Do you plan to go to Kanto in this comic?

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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nope! The comic is long enough as it is! xD
However, it will have an Epilogue that will tie all loose ends! :)
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TGI-Zuzume Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, okay.  How many chapters are actually planned?  And will Marigold become more independent in the end?
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Kittengoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It will have 10 Chapters in total! And you just have to keep reading to find out x)
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TGI-Zuzume Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, okay.
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Mad-Plot-Bunny Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
.....Do you want something extra to go with my broken heart? ;_____;
Sorry, eitherway this was beautifully sad comic. Oh marigold. I wanna just.. hug you.
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KitsuneFlame78 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Marigold :c
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boaaekin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Noo Maigold ;o;
I just want to give her a hug, poor thing
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TheArmyArtist Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job! You two really hit the nail on the head. When parents fight, it's the children who take the blame for themselves. Merry Christmas! and Happy Birthday, how fun!
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