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Pokemontrainergigi July 13th, 2016, 1:54 am
Thor He's Chi'zhou's dad, a War Dragon. Physically his species's scales are some of the strongest on the planet and, while they can't breathe fire, are highly feared. While naturally living in mountains, Thor chooses to travel the world after getting caught in a storm and seeing what else the world has to offer (especially in regards to cuisine).

While sentient, Thor sees things in a very basic way. He's the highest in the food chain, he's physically bigger and more powerful than you, he's not going to turn down easy prey, you don't own that livestock that's now in his belly. He is overprotective of his daughter though, and travels with her (as her curiosity can get the better of her).
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ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 18th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Augh who does he look like augh this is gonna drive me crazy augh augh!

Oh! He sorta looks like Feraligatr. Around the head.

Anyhow, I like him! I like how he doesn't seem evil, just not terribly concerned with rules. THOR IS ABOVE YOUR PETTY RULES!

Which reminds me, are you using the Norse gods in this story? And if not, where'd he get the name Thor?
Pokemontrainergigi July 20th, 2016, 10:03 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: I did base his appearance a little bit off crocodiles actually! Plus I almost never draw creatures with an underbite, so he got one. And because you never asked for more fun facts, he also use to be red and a wyvern!


That's one of the problems of developing characters before the world |D I figure some real world religions might exist in this world. On the 26th I post some guys and mention the mythologies/religions of this world a bit! (wow, I've got a nice buffer! so not use to this, I almost just flat out referenced unposted work!)
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 23rd, 2016, 6:02 pm
@Pokemontrainergigi: And he is rockin' his underbite. XD I am now trying to imagine him red and a me! :D

Ah, yeah; sometimes I just use placeholder names because the name I'm using doesn't make any sense but I can't think of anything else.

Yay, I can't wait!
Pokemontrainergigi July 23rd, 2016, 11:08 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: Agh! I use to have some concept art before but I deleted it when I was cleaning out my computer D:

I guess imagine something like this: But with more of a red-ish color, 3 claws (2 fingers and a thumb) on his wings, and a crest of feathers down the center of his head, and instead of horns feather "ears?" (this: ). And no underbite in early versions.

Also I realized I only half answered your "where'd he get the name Thor?" question! Sorry! In story, his name is pretty unpronounceable so someone gives him Thor (because Thor doesn't need your petty names--oh named after a god? Well I GUESS that's fine). Also a "thunderous" roar and all that jazz.

BUT OUT OF COMIC. I was trying to think of a name for him, and decided on Thor. It was a nice, strong sounding name and I felt it suite him!

...a day later I remembered it's the name of a Norse god, oops.

ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 24th, 2016, 9:40 am
@Pokemontrainergigi: Aw :( But those other pictures helped, thank you! Haha, I always see "wyvern" and think "kinda slender and not terribly threatening", so I was like, "How'd he work as a wyvern?" and then I saw the picture. Ohhh. THAT'S how. XD

Ah, that makes sense, both in and out of comic. :) I think we've all used a name only to remember that it means something else. I named an alien "Alder" recently, but something kept nagging: "That's a kind of tree, isn't it?" So I looked it up. Yes it is. But I like the name Alder, so I've decided that it means something completely different in his language and it's an interesting coincidence thank you. XD
Pokemontrainergigi July 24th, 2016, 9:25 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: I seriously deleted like...half my files because I never looked at them. AND OF COURSE THEN I NEED ONE. Yeah, he'd be a beefy wyvern. In the realm of "how does he fly"? HE'S A DRAGON, THAT'S HOW *puts on sunglasses*

I don't think Alder is well known as a tree though, so it works perfectly fine. I mean, I definitely only learned it was a tree within the past year XD Regardless, it's a great name!
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 25th, 2016, 7:50 am
@Pokemontrainergigi: Augh, I hate when that happens. Now I have a pathological fear of deleting anything. I may never use it or look at it again, but IN CASE I DO it will be there.

He flies through sheer force of willpower! Because are the laws of physics really going to say no to a dragon? ;)

That's true, even a tree nut like myself (a tree nut, hahaha :P) wasn't sure it was one. And thank you! His brother's name had to go, though, because it was "Augusto." I changed to "Algusto" because I'm lazy like that. XD
Pokemontrainergigi July 25th, 2016, 10:40 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: I'm such a packrat for that reason...I'm getting better at deleting useless stuff, but then situations like this pop up |D



I changed a few names because they were "random" words and pretty stupid. And I mean like an orange lizard-guy being named Infern Orion. I decided an entire species was purposely going to give themselves the dumbest sounding names ever XD That got scratched though, so now his name is Zyre. But now his friend needs a new name (currently Threshol Regalis (last name was formerly Draco...yeah you might be able to spot a trend XD))
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 26th, 2016, 8:13 pm
@Pokemontrainergigi: Exactly! *heavy sigh*

No, no they don't. Ever. I blame my brother (who is always making puns on purpose) XD

I initially read that as "Intern Orion" and thought, "Wow, yeah, that IS a silly name." XD I like Zyre, though! Now I want to suggest names for the friend but I don't know what he's like or what he looks like, so that's not going to work, lol.

(I also think the idea of an entire species purposely giving themselves the dumbest-sounding names ever is funny. But this is coming from the girl who, when she was a few years younger, had a favorite game with her brother where we would pretend to be from a culture that named their kids by leading them on a walk through the forest and using the first word they said as their name. You can imagine how well that went...XD)

P.S. OK, so I normally read comics on my phone (I should really look at them on the computer, I know, but my laptop freaks out if it has to go to a site like SmackJeeves and the house computer isn't always free...), so I'd never seen how awesome Thor was on the big screen, he looks...fantastic! :O

So, question: Do you sketch these by hand on paper and then scan and edit digitally? Or is the whole thing digital?
Pokemontrainergigi July 26th, 2016, 11:24 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: Thanks!

His friend is another Pomeii (species name). They're basically lizard-people who have familiars. His friend has black scales, a slim build, would rather not wear clothes, and flirts with everyone and everything. His familiar, Shade (black horse), keeps him from getting into trouble (physically dragging him away if needed).

Thanks! :D I've tried to read comics on my phone, but I really can't. Have to have my nice big laptop display for it!

I primarily work digital. A few characters I've done pencil sketches of, but that's just to figure out details. I'll redraw them completely when I make a digital version.
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 27th, 2016, 8:33 am
@Pokemontrainergigi: You're welcome! :) Hm...I'm hearing something that starts with an S and ends with an R, if that helps at all. (I also like Shade's character XD)

Yeah, I should reeeally try to do this on a computer more, better for my eyes, lol. While I was on the computer, I went browsing through a few other things you'd posted, to see how they looked big. It was fun :D

Oh, I see. :) Thanks!
Pokemontrainergigi July 28th, 2016, 6:29 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: Thanks! I'll mess around with names and see what happens =P

Yeah, much better! :D
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek (Guest) July 30th, 2016, 11:29 pm
@Pokemontrainergigi: You're welcome! Post whats-his-name whenever you figure it out XD
Pokemontrainergigi July 31st, 2016, 12:30 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: Will do!