Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Wouldn't Dance With Another...WOO~

Before we continue, I must take this time to confess that I have once again lost my time to outside activities. Outside activities being public academic examinations in this case. As such, I will not be capable of creating new posts for the next few weeks.
That is, until the end of December.
But fret not, for after that month of Christmas yule, I will be as free as an octopus in the sea, so expect consistent output starting from that point onwards.
Without further ado, I present the final gijinka for the year:
Pokemon: Noctowl
Ability: I Saw Her Standing There
I Saw Her Standing There is one of those classic abilities that somebody's gonna have to have in every superpower series ever. In essence, it grants X-ray vision, but there are a few limitations. I Saw Her Standing There cannot penetrate more than one layer at a time. What constitutes a layer is debatable but from Noctowl's personal experience, she can't see through material thicker than half a metre. However, that depth limit only applies should there be only one layer. If there are multiple layers of something within half a metre, then I Saw Her Standing There will only be able to see through the outermost layer and nothing deeper than that. So yes, you can see through other people's clothes with this ability. That's how Noctowl usually uses it anyway.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Plant

This week, I'm starting off with an electric...I think it's a tiger. It's a tiger right?:Pokemon: Electabuzz
Ability: Bioshock
Bioshock is an ability that allows the user to generate painful shocks of static electricity when he/she makes physical contact with a person. What this means is that even if the attack is weak, or even if only a slight touch is administered, the target will receive painful shocks that force reflexive action or muscle spasms. However, Bioshock can only create static discharges if sufficient charge is first built up. It does so simply by remaining in contact with the ground so it's not hard to build up charge, but it's rather easy to forget about it.

Now, I don't know if there're any languages where pitcher plants are referred to as dragons, but let's assume that there is:Pokemon: Victreebel
Ability: Phantom Blood
Phantom Blood is an ability that allows the user to turn living plant matter into nutrients to heal the user. The plant matter is absorbed directly through the skin and immediately circulated to whatever wounds there may be on the body. Plants that have died aren't eligible to be nutrientilized. For clarification, Victreebel wears socks.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fight Fire with Water

I'm late! And these pictures are rushed! I haven't had much time to darken most of the lines, but still, I prioritize a consistent schedule over consistent output...Hm...When I type it out like that it doesn't sound like a very good idea:
Pokemon: Floatzel
Ability: Flood
Flood is an ability that allows the user to kick bodies of water with great force and velocity. In essence, when the user's feet are in contact with water, the user may create an explosion (In the momentous sense of the word) where the water is shot in one direction with extreme force and the user in the opposite direction with equal momentum. This allows the user to do things like kick water in a person's face with enough force to seriously injure that person, or rapidly kicking the surface of a lake to run across it, or even changing his
direction of falling in midflight by kicking a bunch of raindrops. It's fairly versatile if you know how to use it.

On the less wet side, we have this guy:
Pokemon: Infernape
Ability: Hot Blooded
Hot Blooded is an ability that allows the user to turn his hair into flames. The scalp is automatically protected from any burns that would have been received from the hair fire. The intensity of the flames are within the user's control, and the fuel is...not particularly important. The flame is perpetually burning and requires only the consciousness of the user. I believe this would be as good a time as any to explain that any change in mass or energy due to an ability is made possible by pulling the matter/energy from another dimension.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's Thriller Night!

This week, it's the Halloween edition! And I've got food poisoning from spaghettini, so I only had time to draw one gijinka, how marvelous! Now, when you think of Halloween, you usually think of spooky ghosts, and what could be spookier than a levitating decapitated woman head? So here we go:
Pokemon: Misdreavus
Ability: Necrofantasia
Necrofantasia is an ability that allows the user to summon and control zombies. How? By screaming of course. The zombies will remain under the control of the user for as long as he/she shrieks. While that may not seem like much time, the zombies are actually surprisingly fast. With proper prior planning, a few seconds would be enough to subdue a powerful opponent (or accomplish some form of menial task). Most people imagine zombies to be painfully slow and easy to escape from, but what's stopping them from increasing their speed? I doubt a lack of muscle mass or rigor mortis would affect them adversely considering the zombies are perfectly capable of movement even if they logically should not. If they can move without need for muscles, then of course, they will be able to move faster if they have less muscles to carry around. Misdreavus is able to hold her scream for about 1 minute.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

High! Voltage! Rock n' Roll!

Today's pair of gijinkas are a rocking pair of electric boys. Their favourite genre of music is hard rock, and they love playing air guitar. Let's start off with the electric canine:
Pokemon: Manectric
Ability: Crowded House
Crowded House is an ability that allows the user to...summon a large stage from beneath the ground. Yup. His ability simply lets him summon a stage from underground. Despite how inconvenient and inflexible this ability seems, the collateral damage caused by "being upstaged" can be massive. Especially, when the number of stages that can be summoned is infinite.

Next up, the electric feline:
Pokemon: Luxray
Ability: Electric Six
Electric Six is an ability that allows the user to generate electricity using sound. When Electric Six is in effect, energy from a produced sound can be used to build up charges at a singular point anywhere within the range of the soundwave. As the charge builds up, a potential difference is created between the chosen point and the source of the sound (which gets progressively more positive as the soundwave travels further), allowing lightning to shoot from one point to the other. Admittedly, this ability was rather simple when I first thought up this gijinka (turns sound into electricity), but now that I have a better understanding of electricity, I've made adjustments accordingly.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Back, New and Improved!

Still trying to clear out my first sketchbook, but updating the style with which I draw these things, I have returned from my momentary hiatus with 2 new gijinkas, ready to be posted.
You will notice that there are now weird-looking robot things that closely (maybe) resemble the Pokemon themselves. These are the mechanisms behind each gijinka's ability. Every time the gijinka uses his/her ability, this robot thing manifests itself (corporeally, so normal people should not be able to see them), and supplies the effect generated by the ability. If you've read Jojo's Bizarre Adventure before (Parts 3 and onward), you will realize that these are basically Stands.
You are correct, these are basically Stands.
It's unlikely that I will go back and update all of my earlier gijinkas with this new style, since I'm predicting another change in style maybe a few months later, but that's alright. The important part (for me anyway) is to showcase the designs of the gijinkas and the various abilities that they possess, no matter how I do it.
Without further ado, here are the gijinkas:
Pokemon: Dragonite
Ability: Animal Collective
Animal Collective is an ability that allows the user to transform any part of his/her body into a corresponding body part of any animal. The body part is resized to scale with the user's body, so the animal part (for example, an ant's jaw), will be the size of a human's. One body part may only transform into one animal part at a time, and cannot transform into a combination of numerous animal body parts. However, separate body parts can transform into animal parts from separate animals.

Up next, a guy who spins:
Pokemon: Hitmontop
Ability: Street Fighter
Street Fighter is an ability that allows the user to rotate at blinding speeds. Quite simply, the most straightforward way to use this ability is to spin rapidly and have a limb (perhaps a fist) gain enough momentum to produce bone-crushing injuries. Despite this, the biggest drawback of this ability is how you can't actually see straight ahead since 'straight ahead' keeps changing for you. Hitmontop has managed to overcome this by synching his rotation with his rate of processing visual stimulus, allowing him to see in one direction at a time and subsequently, being able to better control his spinning. He can also spin upside down if he so chooses, but who on Earth would want to do that?

Monday, May 30, 2011

I'm Getting Lazy?

Um...yea...that's not a very good excuse at all is it? But really, with schoolwork piling up and my results taking a surprising twist towards undesirable grades, I can't really put a lot of heart into my drawings now. Luckily, today's Pokemon gijinka are Gen 1 gijinka so not a lot of heart is needed. They're designs are so simple:
Pokemon: Gengar
Ability: Slimshady
Slimshady is an ability that allows the user to manipulate shadows. In order to activate Slimshady, the user must be physically touching the shadow he/she wishes to manipulate (that is, the shadow needs to be cast somewhere on the user's body). The user is capable of controlling the shadow's (and subsequently the original object's/person's) movements as well as shape or structure. However, once the shadow is out of reach, the effects are lost.

Pokemon: Machamp
Ability: Second Hand Serenade
Second Hand Serenade is an ability that allows the user to grow up to two extra arms. The arms will be connected to the shoulder blade like the original arms and will be completely identical to the original arms in structure and physical ability. It is possible to grow only one extra arm but I don't see the point in that.