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?