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Yes, I AM Alive.

March 8th, 2018, 8:00 am

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for anyone who is just <i>dying</i> to know what happened to me:
- My job still sucks
- My body tried to kill me
- My potentially ex-friend is an idiot and an asshole
- Relationship Drama
- Money Drama
- looking for places to move
- Trollhunters

aand yeah, that's about it. So yeah. Life.
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Author's Comments:

No, I'm Not Dead.

And despite the overwhelming majority believing otherwise, neither is the comic.

I wanted to come back with pages instead of this, but given the commentary of late and in light of recent events, this seemed like the most practical thing to do.
Along with the parade of typical excuses that I'm not fond of giving, it turns out the adult world is a lot more complicated than the student one. With issues and crisis at every corner, it's a wonder any comic maker in the professional world gets anything done at all.
My goal is to get this chapter completed before I get too wild or vanish again, this goes for posting the pages for it too. Chapter Seven has been the slowest written chapter I've ever devised and I'm close to scrapping and rewriting half of it. I also need to remake the cover for Chapter Six to make it easier to read and get more work done on my self-imposed other projects.
There's lots to do and I have every intention of following through and finishing this story. I know, i know, every other comic author that's abandoned their project has said that, and I'm not going to make any promises I can't keep. So I'm going to work with this:
I will finish this chapter
I will finish thumbing Chapter Seven
I will not write a story summary.

I've worked too hard and too long on this project to give up now. I will see this through, even if it kills me.

Same method as last time: With each update the picture will be more and more finished, and I'll be writing what progress I've made in both departments and unexpected setbacks included.

For this update: I have one raw completed and all but two of the remaining pages sketched out. A few are already lined and have the alphas set. I've finally made my personal reference sheet, so I won't have to hunt other pages to make sure I'm using the correct shade of grey.
I ask you this for future reference: Would you like me to record more page processes and post them to youtube along with my reading? I feel like it might give me more incentive to actually get them done if nothing else. Let me know your thoughts and I'll get back to you with the next update

I will see you all then

Posted at March 7th, 2018, 3:09 pm

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Reader's Comments:

Ahhhh, okay. That’s fine, good luck with life!

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 8:14 am

Posted by NikuComics

I'm gonna feel VERY bad and admit that I forgot this comic existed... ._. i'm so so sorry. ;-;

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 8:31 am

Posted by venami

It's alive

Really awesome that you work on this wonderful comic again.
If it's not too much more work, some video insights in the progress would be interesting.
Don't overwork yourself with this, there are more important things in life but I'm not the one to tell you how to live your life so you decide, just my two cents...
Thank you for bringing this comic back and making my day a bit brighter :)

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 8:50 am

Posted by Tracey

Thank gosh you’re okay (and not dead)

I’m glad you’re back. I know that adulting is hard (even though I’m only 14). Take as much time as you need.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 9:00 am

Posted by Gothimo

I was expecting you to update on this site anytime soon. I knew you hadn't given up on it, but your deviantart made it seem like you were really busy. Good luck with adulting.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 9:48 am

Posted by BeretCat

It's okay to take it slow, and to take breaks when life gets in the way

Take care of yourself before anything else, okay?

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 9:54 am

@NikuComics: owo I did too QWQ

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 10:27 am

@troblsomtwins829: yay mitigation is back im looking forward to more great pages being done

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 11:34 am

Posted by SkyHooves

That stupid adult world always goes in the way. Why does it seem that the adult world actually tries to take down great authors and artists?

But I'm happy to see it doesn't destroy you and that you are figthing back with your creativity!

I wish you all the luck you can get for the adult world and I hope you have lots of fun in making this comic.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Posted by Noahepix

Trob's class has been changed to Necromancer!

But seriously i'm glad to see that you're back and doing this. Take your time with life, remember that you don't have to do any of this for us and you could give up at any time if you want to.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Posted by eevee_op

getting the "correct right shade of grey" props to anyone who gets the joke XD

also I am really happy that you are continuing the comic because this is one of my favorite comics I have read despite the fact that it isn't in color not that I don't mind the black and white it is just that it is easier to see who is who and what is what.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 3:54 pm

X man
Posted by X man

Well it's nice to have ya back. Can't wait at see how the story pans out.
Edit: oops forgot. For the YouTube thing, I'd actually like to see you work that out.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 4:31 pm


I had just found your web comic just before you went on break and I'm so excited to see you returning! :D I've been checking every so often for an update, so I'm really glad to see this isn't over. :) Take your time, get things together and we'll be ready!! :D

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Posted by First151

ITS Alive! Alllivvveeee!!!
Great to see you again, time to get Iten out of the hiatus box!
Looking forward to the next update.

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 5:55 pm

My reaction when I saw Mitigation on the first page when searching "Pokémon" sorted by last updated: "Oh thank God, Mitigation is back!" When seeing the new page wasn't actually a page: "...Well, shit." After reading the update: ".... Yeah, I can live with that. LONG LIVE POKEMON MITIGATION!"

Posted at March 8th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Holy lord

FINALLY Well come back Jesus you went MIA for a year is good to have you back

Posted at March 9th, 2018, 7:26 am

Excellent, and thank you. I live this comic!

Posted at March 9th, 2018, 10:43 am

Posted by YaBoi (Guest)

I'm going through the transition from high school to college right now, and I'm finding that hard alone. I can only imagine how much time you have from moving on to the adult world, so it's perfectly understandable.

Posted at March 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Posted by Shadow_Strikr

Unfortunately you already made THE joke this chapter. Still think that would of been the most hilarious yet infuriating way to jump back into making mitigation. But hey this is real life and in real life you have to take things slow every now and then. (Man this is WAY longer then I though it would be…)

Posted at March 10th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Posted by Bealoreas

I have enjoyed this comic greatly.... SO I will wait!!! So take your time, adulting is hard. Take it one day at a time.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Posted by wifijoe

I would've said something sooner, I swear!

Good to see you back! Glad that life hasn't killed ya yet! Life got me too, but I'm only in high school, can only imagine what it's like out there... Everything sounds good, just please, don't kill yourself over a comic! Can't wait for more!

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Posted by Guest

I was going to wait till March 25 to post something but this works too. Also, i've seen thing dead for like 5 years come back.

Posted at March 13th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Oh good, you're alive. I was beginning to get worried.

I've have sent you a private message, but I assumed you were busy, and merely left you be.

My own time has mostly been consumed writing my own stories, and doing my own thing, although due to the story's absence, I've mostly moved on from Pokemon.

Still, it's good to hear that you are progressing, and I look forward to seeing things turn out.

Good luck, my friend.

Posted at March 16th, 2018, 12:06 pm

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