June 5th, 2010 - June 16th, 2010
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PCBCOS Entry: Round 2
Entrants: Sandy Gano and team
Opponent: Steve Stromberg (xIOTAx)
Theme song: Link

I made it to the second round of the PCBC OS, and now Sandy finds herself facing obvious crowd favourite Steve Stromberg, the fossil hunter! Whoever wins this round, one thing is certain: things will get totalled.

Page 1: June 5th, 2010.
Flashy cover page. I couldn't think of anything appropriate to put on it, so a cute Gecko-Treecko will have to do. I mean, just look at that adorable face!! :D

Resources used: Leaf textures

Page 2: June 5th, 2010.
It's a glamorous business, being one of my OCs.

Since I entered three OCTs AND have a webcomic of my own, it's really crunch time for me right now. I've had to lower my standards for the quality of the lineart, which I'm not happy about. But it can't be helped. Sorry about that, xIOTAx. I'll find a way to make it up to you.

Intern Dom (OnlyLookin)

Page 3: June 6th, 2010.
Tarim knows what's going on. Ask him, Sandy.

Page 4: June 6th, 2010.
Isaac has a bit of a death wish, it seems... :)

There might be one or two cameos somewhere on this page. In between the scribbles...

Page 5: June 6th, 2010.
Some cameos here too...

Sadie (ary)
Roger (Umbri-girl)
Rokoko (Chelleromo)

Page 6: June 6th, 2010.
You're not fooling anyone Sandy. You're not the shopping type at all.

Oooh, looming shadows!

Page 7: June 6th, 2010.
According to Steve's bio, he's 5'05". xIOTAx assured me that he's really 5'6", but that still makes him shorter than Sandy. :3

Page 8: June 7th, 2010.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

On a different note: I'm pretty much an instant fan of H4X0R, the Porygon-Z. Of course that might be because I have another OC, who has a similar Porygon-Z (complete with speech synthesizer and holographic projection technology).

Page 9: June 7th, 2010.
The arena might or might not be modelled after a square in a shopping centre I visit often...

Also: Look, color!! Well, a little bit anyway...

Page 10: June 8th, 2010.
Sandy just does the most awesome pep talks. Tarim does not approve... XD

Page 11: June 8th, 2010.
You know, fossil-crazed trainers are everywhere, but for some reason they tend to stick to the same types of Pokemon. Steve has more variety in his team, but for the most part these individuals will have blatantly obvious dinosaurs in their team. But you know what I never see? Lapras! Lapras is a dinosaur! Okay, plesiosaur if you want to be nitpicky (and it's not extinct to boot), but if you're going to be like that, then Aerodactyl doesn't count either.

If I were a fossil hunter/dino-crazed trainer, the following Pokemon would be on my want-one-now-list:

- All the revived fossils (no-brainer)
- Lapras
- A member of the Marowak-line
- Feraligatr (giant croc and all that)
- Scyther (you never see these either)
- A member of the Sceptile-line
- Tyranitar
- Tropius
- A member of the Venusaur-line
- A member of the Torterra-line
- Meganium (Brachiosaur)
- Swampert (maybe)
- Breloom (maybe)
- A member of the Aggron-line
- Relicanth (a.k.a. "the living fossil")
- Drapion (maybe)
- Rhyperior (maybe; I consider it more of a rhino than a dino)
- Yanmega
- Dialga (maybe; it looks sorta dino-ish, but not... It can control time though. Always a plus.)
- Palkia (maybe)
- Groudon (hurrr)
- Any 5th gen dinosaur at out there...
- And Mew

Why Mew? Because it is the ancestor of all Pokemon, and it can transform into anything! What self-respecting fossil hunter would NOT want one?

Page 12: June 9th, 2010.
I think I may have messed up that last panel, with Lancelot and Aiko going at it DBZ-style. A Jolteon engaging in physical combat is a bit unlikely too, though Aiko isn't exactly a normal Jolteon. I just thought that since they are both fast, it would be a cool thing for them to do. Ah well... XD

Page 13: June 10th, 2010.
Tarim, you really did it now! It says in Apples' bio that he would go easy on smaller Pokemon, because he doesn't want to crush them. Or at least he will, unless the smaller Pokemon really annoys him. I think Tarim qualifies...

Page 14: June 10th, 2010.

Page 15: June 11th, 2010.
But you haven't dealt with the first one yet... :3

Page 16: June 11th, 2010.
I err... should probably include a disclaimer here. Being a Pokemon, and thus incredibly tough, Apples was not permanently maimed in any way. Sure, his eyes got mauled, but it's nothing a visit to the Pokemon Center can't fix!!


Sorry xIOTAx, I couldn't resist doing a "go for the eyes" type of plot. XD

Page 17: June 12th, 2010.
Two down, and... now Aiko is angry...

Page 18: June 12th, 2010.
Anime physics. Things always go boom. Always.

Page 19: June 12th, 2010.
I guess that means H4X has an internet connection. Underground. By the way, has anyone seen Jitters?

By the way, Steve's face is difficult to draw consistently for some reason.

Page 20: June 13th, 2010.
Oh, there he is!

Page 21: June 13th, 2010.
Quartz broke my page... XD

Riley and Jack belong to you-know-who.

Page 22: June 13th, 2010.
And on we go...

Page 23: June 13th, 2010.
Serious Sandy is serious now.

Page 24: June 13th, 2010.
Ant lion! She's also given up on using the fake nicknames, it seems.

I'm trying to keep my backgrounds somewhat consistent, but I'm failing a bit. Ah well, at least I still HAVE backgrounds, am I right? XD

Page 25: June 14th, 2010.

Page 26: June 14th, 2010.
The laws of physics are shaking their heads at me right now, but I don't care. At least Quartz isn't stuck any more. That's something, right?

Steve's face continues to be difficult and for some reason that final panel looked more dynamic in the initial sketches. Ah well.

Page 27: June 15th, 2010.
Cue conveniently placed roundabout.

Page 28: June 15th, 2010.
I know it looks like Counter, but that's totally Quartz's Flail attack. Totally.

Page 29: June 16th, 2010.
Running from the police is always a good idea...

Page 30: June 16th, 2010.
And that's the end of that. This last page probably requires an explanation, as it's a bit of a precursor to my final BT entry. Aka, Edowaado's character, was present during the Black Tourney when the MC was defeated and interacted quite a lot with both Sandy and Black Dragon. However, due to the temporal issues Aka is involved in, he disappeares by the end of my entry when the MC is defeated. Sandy will think that Aka died.

And so ends my second round for the PCBCOS. Not 100% happy with it, because for some reason I think it lacks... the Steve-factor. Steve doesn't seem Steve-y enough. But maybe that's just me.

At any rate, my opponent's entry starts here.

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