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09/17/2021: Chapter 15/16/17 illustrations

Whoops, forgot to post these again.

09/03/2021: Chapter 14 illustration

Actually posting the art on time, miracle of miracles!

08/31/2021: Chapter 13 illustration

Chapter thirteen! Drawing all those Scorplack was a lot (and if you look closely a lot of the background ones are just blobs).

08/23/2021: Chapter 12 illustration

Chapter twelve.

08/21/2021: Chapter 11 illustration

Man, I keep thinking I've already posted these when I haven't.

08/15/2021: Chapter 10 illustration

A bit late as ever, but chapter ten.

08/07/2021: Chapter 9 illustration

Not too thrilled with this one, city background hard, but I do like the Mark from the back.

08/05/2021: Chapter 8 illustration

Oops I keep forgetting to post here

I spotted some mistakes in this after finishing it, miiiight tweak it?

07/31/2021: Chapter 7 illustration

This could be better but hhhh.

07/24/2021: Chapter 6 illustration

There are a lot of things going on in chapter six, but the most illustration-worthy of them is clearly Eevee being cute.

07/20/2021: Chapter 5 illustration

Chapter five.

07/15/2021: Chapter 4 illustration

Mark bringing Eevee to the Pokémon Center.

07/08/2021: Chapter 2/3 illustrations

Whoops, forgot to post these as I finished them.

06/26/2021: Chapter 1 illustration

Charmander on the road.

06/19/2021: Happy Nineteenth! (a.k.a Prologue Illustration)

Happy nineteenth birthday to The Quest for the Legends! I have begun a possibly overambitious project to attempt to illustrate each chapter of the fic over the course of the next year, leading up to the twentieth anniversary.

This is primarily an art improvement exercise, but regardless, I'm going to post the completed illustrations here as I go, because I might as well and it's not like there's much else to post here these days!

Here is the prologue:

10/06/2019: Commentary: chapter 77

Chapter 77: Home (commentary)

And with that, the Quest for the Legends commentary is a wrap. Read this final entry for another character who came very close to getting the axe, the cut scene about the fixing of Volcaryu, me somehow forgetting about the people who died, some closure for everyone, and my thirteen-year-old self's amazing epilogue plans.

Thanks to everyone who's followed this commentary with me! I've enjoyed doing this a lot, but now I need a good break.

So how about that next revision? Well, it's not happening now - I've got a lot of other things I'd like to do with my new free time for the moment. I certainly still want to return to it, but I can't tell you when that would be. I expect writing-wise I'd first be going for the sorely-needed rewrite of Morphic, and possibly Scyther spin-offs (even more sorely needed). Also there's this Detective Pikachu the game one-shot that I'd planned out and want to finish. And Groundhog Dave.

But we'll see! I still have a tremendous love for this story. If I do that rewrite of chapter 76 I'll let you know. Thank you all for reading!

09/29/2019: Commentary: chapter 76

Chapter 76: Chalenor (commentary)

This week, I comment on the penultimate chapter, where we finally learn what happened before the last War of the Legends, Mew and Chalenor fail to talk to each other about their issues with disastrous results, and everything is people and their bad decisions all the way down.

09/22/2019: Commentary: chapter 75

The Final Stretch - Chapter 75: Mewtwo²

Finally, the commentary on chapter 75! In definitely the fic's longest commentary (I'm sorry), I ramble a lot about my intentions with everything, scenes that I thought up in 2005 or 2006 with very important pivotal bits that didn't come about until spontaneously during NaNo 2012 or even during editing in 2017/2018, the bits that are Very self-indulgent, why Chaletwo is a good Preserver, and a little taste of Mew's self-loathing (but more on that in probably the entirety of the chapter 76 commentary).

09/15/2019: Commentary: chapter 74

Chapter 74: Unraveling (commentary)

This week, I comment on the calm before the storm chapter, where I talk about the ways in which May is not okay, the ways in which Chaletwo desperately tries to pretend everything is okay, and the ways in which Mark cannot make himself think about what if everything won't be okay. That and the many ways in which the draft of this chapter was really bad, and the many ways in which I planned to end the fic as a kid that were very silly.

09/08/2019: Commentary: chapter 73

Chapter 73: Recuperation (commentary)

In this chapter, May has a breakdown, Mark is a good, and I tell you about the flight attendant who inspired Nurse Joy, my previous plans to kill off both Floatzel and Weavile, the slight nod to Rainteicune, Chaletwo ruining a scene until Mark shut him up, and a lot of rambling about May's emotional state.

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