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Indefinite Hiatus :(

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July 2nd, 2015, 5:41 am

I've been at my wit's end with the run around I'm getting from insurance people this past month. I have finally figured out beyond a reasonable doubt that I'm effectively screwed unless I can demonstrate to that I'm receiving about $1k a month. Any less than that and I'm supposed to be taken care of by my state - but apparently Tennessee doesn't provide anything for young, single, non-pregnant people. I might even be required to pay BACK the assistance I had been receiving for a few months from the Affordable Care program. Yep. Pay BACK money for being too poor. What.

Anyway, I'm going to keep trying to figure this situation out, but the fact that I have no choice but to focus more on my money-making potential is inevitable now. I am going to be dedicating this month to assembling my portfolio/resume, running ads for my pin-up Patreon (and comics, maybe), and searching for jobs - and preparing to move! (Out of state, because all sorts of reasons.)

By the end of this month, I will have to figure out for sure whether I am going to be able to remain Patreon-employed or if a regular job is my only option at this time.

I will go ahead and keep the Patreons open either way - but I will have to completely re-arrange what updates and rewards I can offer if I get a regular job.

I am going to officially put Catcher in the Y on indefinite hiatus, because the reasons listed above combined with the fact that I'm really losing steam with it. As much as I love my girls, I was overly ambitious when I decided to start this story. I was just so enamored with so many elements of the XY world and character designs, and I had a fun idea of how to twist the plot. But the games are just so long, and I didn't take good enough notes while playing - and I can't seem to balance the Pokemon elements with the story elements, or figure out my pacing at all. UGH.

It's just overwhelming. If anyone wants to know the gist of my ideas for where it was headed, I'll gladly tell you. (It's probably kind of underwhelming though, and not very well tied into Pokemon mythos since the "new" thing I wanted to do with Catch Y was have a stepping stone between Pokemon-driven and original plots. '_')

I'm sorry, guys. ;n; I hate it, but I can't pretend I can keep all these balls in the air anymore. I will make a new sticker every Wednesday instead to help make up for it! (Stickers are so much less stress and tedium than the conceptualizing, sketching, reorganizing, inking and coloring AND painting backgrounds for AND writing that is necessary for comic pages. @_@)

June 22nd, 2018, 3:31 pm


July 2nd, 2015, 9:42 am

-hugs- We understand!

July 3rd, 2015, 2:57 pm

Just focus on getting yourself together first. The rest can fall into place later.

July 8th, 2015, 12:27 am

I knew it! Starter pokemon used to be people!

July 8th, 2015, 11:29 pm

:c aww sad days. you comic inspired me to make one

July 12th, 2015, 12:14 pm

@WEHH: Yeah, it's a bummer...I might do occasional portraits and post them here after things have settled down. Maybe. '-'

I'm so glad you could find inspiration here though! Go forth and draw on! ^u^

July 13th, 2015, 7:13 pm

That's sad to hear, *hugs*,I hope you manage to get things figured out. And take as long as you need all of us will be here when you do manage to return to this comic. You have another fan for this comic as well if that makes things any better and I'm also faving it.

August 31st, 2015, 12:03 pm

Well that is sad... Just found this comic and enjoyed what you had done. Anyhow I hope since you last posted that things are coming together for you^_^

April 17th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Just read this start to finish, amazing comic. Hope it restarts someday in the future!

December 20th, 2016, 7:41 am

I understand, Too. Mew mew
(I wish you the best of luck and hope the comic goes on!!!)
Hugs and mega evolved hugs,
- Pure umbreon.