(OLD) On Borrowed Time

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OBT: Reboot! (Please see desc.)
OBT: Reboot! (Please see desc.)

In a world where pokemon thrive on the never ending flow of time, a mute vulpix with no memories to call her own washes up on the shoreline. With the help of a yellow cat, will the duo save the planet before its completely destroyed by the loss of time gears? NOTE: Comic contains mild swearing, the occasional puddle of blood, and some ideologically sensitive material. I'm not exactly sure why, but Smackjeeves won't let some people comment, aaand I don't know how to fix this. If you're having commenting problems, feel free to try your luck on one of the mirrors below. Other hosting sites: Deviantart: http://wigglyoomtah.deviantart.com/ Nuzlocke Forums: http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/topic/9210444/1/ Tumblr: http://wigglyoomtah.tumblr.com/ ¡Versión en Español!: http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=164055

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Feb 18 2017 03:41 pm

Woo

PMD Comics on Smackjeeves Discord! (Now Public!)



Have you ever wanted to join a community of PMD Comic artists and PMD Comic fans? Well, you're in luck! Myself and other PMD comic artists/fans have banded together to create a Discord server specifically for that purpose! To join, all you need is an account on Discord and to click the link below! All we ask is that you kindly respect our rules and other users. Hope to see you there!

https://discord.gg/Q83XUjt

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Aug 11 2016 12:59 am

Woo

New Username(-ish)!

Just thought I'd pop in here and say a few words. I currently have made a new account to match my current username found on DA, the Nuzlocke Forums, etc. for convenience. That said, I have removed my old account Wigglyoomtah from the comic, which unfortunately takes away any author comments I have made with that account. On the bright side, I had the foresight to make most of my comments regular anyway, so most of my replies should still be there. If you see a missing comment or whatever, don't panic.

Kind of short news, but I thought I'd mention this in case someone thought I was hacked or whatever.

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Jul 09 2016 08:04 pm

Wigglyoomtah

Monster House Marathon 2K16!

Okay this journal is 9 days late bUT STILL! It's time for...



(Disclaimer: Updates are frequent but not exactly every day, my apologies.)

As that lovely poster states, for (almost) each day in July there will be a new update for "On Borrowed Time". In addition to this, there will be a new event for each week of July (which technically started on the 3rd sorry I was lazy, the first event has been extended). Every event allows viewers to participate in one form or another, if you so wish. Regardless of viewer input I still have backup plans for each event. As for why the name Monster House Marathon, I guess there's a lot of updates?

Yeah, that.

Themes for this year's MHM will be as follows:

Week 1: Outtake/Concept Week!

SUGGESTIONS OPEN UNTIL JULY 11th!



I'll be showcasing concept art and scrapped ideas during this time. If there's something you're curious about, feel free to ask!

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Week 2: XY/ORAS Character Giveaway Week!

CLAIMS OPEN UNTIL 7/16! DISTRIBUTING BEGINS 7/17!



Have you ever wanted one of the OBT characters on your copy of XY/ORAS? Well now you can! Pokemon are story accurate to include movesets, birth dates (save for year), area met (a rough interpretation, anyways), nicknames, natures and characteristics, and pokerus (because let's face it, some of these natures are crap, gotta make it up somehow). Pretty much any character you want is available. Only two characters max per person, which includes two of the same 'mon if you wish. There are multiples of each character, so don't worry about if there'll be enough. Once you have claimed your characters, PM me so we can arrange a time to trade.

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Week 3: Worldbuilding Week!

SUGGESTIONS OPEN UNTIL 7/23!



For Worldbuilding Week, I'm allowing the viewers to choose which topics they'd like to see covered in Exploring 101. This can range from berries and seeds to how time works, whatever you all feel like reading about. Just let me know what topics you'd like to see covered. There will probably be 5-8 issues of Exploring 101, so if your suggestion doesn't make the final cut, it may be addressed some other time in the future.

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Week 4: Reboot Week!

SUGGESTIONS OPEN UNTIL 7/31!

[poster will be added later]

So during this week I'll go into overdrive with working on the rebooted pages. If you have any suggestions on what you think needs to be clearer/generally conveyed better, let me know! *sparkle sparkle*

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Jul 04 2016 11:19 pm

Wigglyoomtah

Cameos!




So I desperately need filler pokémon for upcoming updates, and I'm hardly creative enough to just draw a whole bunch of pokémon. I mean, Treasure Town was barren in the last few updates. But yeah, if you have an original character (can be from the PMD universe or just something else entirely!), I would love to use them! Even suggestions on subspecies or general pokémon you want to see are welcome, I just need something to fill the void. Yaaay!

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Jun 13 2016 05:00 pm

Wigglyoomtah

Monster House Marathon 2016 moved to July!

So as the title says, I will be moving the Monster House Marathon to July rather than having it in June. This will help with story flow and all that, Chapter 4 has been incredibly boring to write, and the MHM should be a barrage of fun updates, not slogging through 'mons talking about their feelings. In the meantime, I will be (more or less) updating twice a week. Would you all prefer a Monday/Thursday updating schedule or a Tuesday/Friday schedule?

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Oct 22 2015 04:54 pm

Wigglyoomtah

Reboot "On Borrowed Time"?

I know I said that we'd be gone a while, but I've been thinking about something and wanted to ask you guys what you thought.



I've been considering rebooting On Borrowed Time, more or less. There's no doubt that the first few pages are a little painful to look back on, and that some situations and dialogue could use a little refining. While considering redrawing Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, I also kept in mind how awkward it'd be if newer readers saw a downgrade in art from Part 8 onwards. As such, I've thought about completely re-drawing the series thus far just to tie everything in a nice pretty bow. Keep in mind story-wise not much is going to change, save for slightly better writing and flow.

On one hand, I don't exactly want to reboot. It'd take a lot of time to work on, and the first few pages are a reminder of my achievements thus far in my skills, and they're only going to keep getting better. I wouldn't want to get stuck in reboot purgatory, redrawing everything all the time thanks to exponential increase in skill.

On the other hand, I would love to do a reboot! Exploring scenes and areas again while adding new depth and flair to it would be really refreshing. I'd like to give my best effort, and to show my best effort! While it would take a sizable amount of time, it wouldn't be like a whole year or something inb4 it takes a whole year or something. Scripts are already written out for the pages, all I would have to do is draw them. Also, I don't have to cause serious injury or eye blood or something with crappy quality that can be found littered in the first few pages.

Do any of you guys have thoughts on this? I'm still very indecisive about what to do, so I thought I'd get a little audience input. I've considered the following options regarding what to do.
A) Leave the pages as-is.
B) Re-draw parts 1-7 in the refined old style (the center style in the "reboot" picture up there).
C) Re-draw parts 1-7 in the new style.
D) Reboot the whole series thus far with the new style.

If you all have any ideas on what you think i should do, let me know!

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Oct 15 2015 11:19 pm

Wigglyoomtah

Mini-Hiatus!

Alas, school has returned to haunt me! Updates will definitely come out at a much slower rate than they did over the summer, and I'd like to create a bunch of bumper updates that way our scheduling isn't so sporadic.

As a bonus, though, "On Borrowed Time" will also be adopting a new style!

This is due to mostly me just wanting to make the comic look nicer overall, as the new style will have a wider library of expressions, which will be useful seeing how we'll be getting into some feelsy themes here soon.

Hopefully this little hiatus won't take too long, we're hoping to be back by our anniversary!

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Aug 03 2015 11:54 am

Wigglyoomtah

On Borrowed Time's Monster House Marathon!

It's finally August 1st! You know what that means! Well probably not but you know
It's time for...
The Monster House Marathon!



Seeing how this is my first time doing this, there's a high chance you guys don't know what it means. As that lovely poster states, for each day of August there will be a new update for "On Borrowed Time" ("every day" may be a bit loose as I am planning to be gone for a few days at some point, so Smackjeeves is your best bet since they allow for timed releases). In addition to this, there will be a new event for each week of August, starting on the 2nd. Every event allows viewers to participate in one form or another, if you so wish. Regardless of viewer input I still have backup plans for each event. Posters for each week will be added as the events arrive. As for why the name Monster House Marathon, I guess there's a lot of updates? Yeah, that.

GIJINKA WEEK!
SUGGESTIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 8/7!



A whole slew of gijinkas of the OBT cast will be released. Suggestions are welcomed, but currently the following is planned: Yokaro, Kekir, various members of the guild, and Team Skull. If there are other characters you'd like to see, let me know.

XY/ORAS CHARACTER GIVEAWAY WEEK!
CLAIMS OPEN UNTIL 8/15! DISTRIBUTING BEGINS 8/16!

Have you ever wanted one of the OBT characters on your copy of XY/ORAS? Well now you can! Pokemon are story accurate to include movesets, birth dates (save for year), area met (a rough interpretation, anyways), nicknames, natures and characteristics, and pokerus (because let's face it, some of these natures are crap, gotta make it up somehow). Characters available are: Rune, Kodali, Yokaro, Kekir, any guild member, Julius, Zuun, and Boone. Only two characters max per person, which includes two of the same 'mon if you wish. There are multiples of each character, so don't worry about if there'll be enough. Once you have claimed your characters, let me know when we could arrange a time to trade.

WORLDBUILDING WEEK!
SUGGESTIONS OPEN UNTIL 8/20!

For Worldbuilding Week, I'm allowing the viewers to choose which topics they'd like to see covered in Exploring 101 (which it appears I have failed to upload to Smackjeeves so far... Oops). This can range from berries and seeds to subspecies to humans, whatever you all feel like reading about. Just let me know what topics you'd like to see covered. There will probably be 5-8 issues of Exploring 101, so if your suggestion doesn't make the final cut, it may be addressed some other time in the future.

Q&A WEEK!
QUESTIONS OPEN UNTIL 8/28!

Just your typical Q&A! It may feel a little soon, but trust me, by the time we get this far we'll be propelled way further into the story. Rules below:

You may only ask the following characters questions:
-Rune (please note that her answers will be limited as a mute)
-Kodali
-Yokaro
-Kekir
-Any other member of the guild
-Team Skull (Or as individuals Julius, Zuun, or Boone)
-That one shellos from Beach Cave
-Author (Me!)

[center]If you want to ask two or more 'mons a question, have at it. You can ask whoever any question you want, with as many questions as you want. Similar questions may be merged for their answers, however, and there may be some questions I don't include at all. They may just be too spoiler-y or unfitting for the situation.

Questions may only be asked on these forums or DeviantArt. If you want, you can ask your questions right away or wait to see how the story changes over time then ask closer to the due date. I'm fine with it either way.

The Monster House Marathon ends on August 31st, and we'll return to regular updates. Yay! haha I swear this is gonna kill me

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