MERMAY 2021 - Week Five: QnA

2021 Мог 3-нд
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Follow along this Mermay with Jack on his Instagram:

Music used:
-April, Caravan Palace
-Bioshock Infinite - [Finky] Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 (1832) by Frédéric Chopin
-Pokemon ORAS, Surfing


We’re a group of friends and artists with a lot of opinions about our favorite media and character design. Now, we want to share our friendly, roundtable-style discussions and artistic misadventures with YOU.



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  • I just want to say that I absolutely love the mermaid designs in this series and the stories that came with them!

    MoonStarStoriesMoonStarStories9 цагийн өмнө
  • I won’t be surprised if I don’t an answer but when you made the squid siren, was the symbol in its eye the same one that popped up a lot in Apoctober? If so, how are they connected

    Sam Knight 7 BackupSam Knight 7 BackupСарын өмнө
  • the plot *_THICKENS_* love all the art, story, and voice acting, just... simply amazing

    FlameFlameСарын өмнө
  • What's the wierd female symbol on the different creatures and why were so many ladies? Or using female pronouns at least . . .

    DarkBlaze66 _DarkBlaze66 _Сарын өмнө
  • What are some of the symbols on the characters

    Mahki greenMahki greenСарын өмнө
  • What if he was an elite 4 member and you have a gimmick where each elite four member helps you with something in the post game? Captain Argyle’s would be helping you look for the Legendary Sirens.

    BofrabBofrabСарын өмнө
  • I love the idea of Captain Argyle being a character like Peony where he helps you look for the Legendary Sirens.

    BofrabBofrabСарын өмнө
  • What was the songs you played in day 31? I really liked them.

    BofrabBofrabСарын өмнө
  • That picture saved me being dishearten after Argyles stories, the painting of when he saw his father in everything and bitterness of what the Sea became to him is haunting, I like it a lot.

    Fog smogFog smogСарын өмнө
  • So this ties into Apoctober. Dose the same apply for mermay 2020?

    Shavindu MahndrarajahShavindu MahndrarajahСарын өмнө
  • I feel that an argonaut or nautilus would have been a cool one to do, the shell and tentacles, plus the huge eyes.

    Mercury HowardMercury HowardСарын өмнө
  • I have one question, is epic fish mommy from spore part of this world, and if so can i draw fanart of it?

    Helena JakobsenHelena JakobsenСарын өмнө
    • You know what, she is now

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • I have alot of questions for Argyle.Why did you stop his quest?Did you have any important encounters as a child?Is there anyone from your past you could call upon any time? What did you do to the people who killed the whale mother?

    CheshireCheshireСарын өмнө
  • i quite like looking forward to may for mermay lol i love the horror/deep sea aspects of it

    PK :]PK :]Сарын өмнө
  • I am legitimately a little sad that Argyle gave up. It seems like such a loss. That’s not a diss. Stories end the way they end, but man... I would have gone with Myra.

    RhianKristenRhianKristenСарын өмнө
  • I like but i've lost a taste in pork loin specifically I got sick or didn't enough (or both) and i tried to eat some to make me feel better but now i just associate the smell and taste of pork loin with being nauseous

    Casual Sleeping DragonCasual Sleeping DragonСарын өмнө
  • Jack: "Obviously, the world I created for this month isn't connected to the Mazah region directly. You know, *it's a little dark for Pokémon*." Me: Oh, my sweet summer child.

    Ser WalterSer WalterСарын өмнө
  • Thanks for this mermay, I enjoyed it.

    Hannibal2nixHannibal2nixСарын өмнө
  • Are you planning to do something similar for Smaugust?

    RarestRarestСарын өмнө
  • Myra's going to become a mermaid

    Malcolm EllisMalcolm EllisСарын өмнө
  • I’m gonna be honest, you are my favourite MNredr

    Isaac FenwickIsaac FenwickСарын өмнө

    Jahman GutchenJahman GutchenСарын өмнө
  • Have you ever thought of working with a 3D sculptor to make some of your designs into miniatures (eg for DND)?

    Invasive WargamingInvasive WargamingСарын өмнө
  • got any good vegetarian recipes?

    SSageSSageСарын өмнө
    • Claire does!

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • Wouldn't it be cute if the Finch character was sitting at a restaurant by the sea, waiting for someone he saved the other seat for? Then, after you catch all four sirens, you come back and there's a woman sitting across from him...sorry. Loved this series.

    tera633tera633Сарын өмнө
  • Where can I find these awesome drawings?

    Scp 173Scp 173Сарын өмнө
  • !!!

    cursed aliencursed alienСарын өмнө
  • JUNO? FROM APOCTOBER? He is the professor's son? The thickens plot

    Sophia InsanitySophia InsanityСарын өмнө
  • I had an idea for a character that might fit in this world based on zombie fish. There are many videos of fish living in the sea with half of their bodie missing so i think it would a cool idea to make a siren based on thise fish.

    AnoryAnoryСарын өмнө
  • I think that mermay would've been better this year with more of a story. I dont mean to be rude, but last year even the weaker designs where amazing to me. The story feels like it gives them coherent design. And I personally love it when you go into color.

    o_Frost_420_o xDo_Frost_420_o xDСарын өмнө
  • aer there multiple of the mermaids or is there just 1 of each species

    Luka BradshawLuka BradshawСарын өмнө
  • How do you come up with the names of your characters?

    Brad BaboolalBrad BaboolalСарын өмнө
  • Hey, he answered my question!😃 Aw, it was a no. 😰

    Tim WoodsTim WoodsСарын өмнө
  • How did you get so good at drawing sea life?

    DanDanСарын өмнө
    • Use a lot of good reference images!

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • 1:51 it was just floating there, MENACINGLY

    SomnambulizardSomnambulizardСарын өмнө
  • I'm going to miss these fishfolk stories. Really gave me a magnus archives feel and it was nice to listen too

    Rj TalaminiRj TalaminiСарын өмнө
  • Where do you find all of the marine creatures you use as inspiration? Some of them are so obscure that I'd never think of them.

    KingMaxazaki :3KingMaxazaki :3Сарын өмнө
    • as an aside, from someone who's a not artist/not biologist but knows just too much about these things; watch documentaries! Read books! Go on wikipedia categories about certain topics, etc. All really works to get the brain juices going.

      Gastón ZumboGastón Zumbo24 өдрийн өмнө
    • I’ve always loved researching things like zoology, epically marine zoology. I’m not an expert, but I do have a lot of internalized knowledge about a lot of different species

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • I love how one of them is just taiyaki

    KaenRyuu ArtKaenRyuu ArtСарын өмнө
  • This is a pokemon idea's I made but I had to saw it a fire/bug type spider is a good one, a dark/flying owl witch too, a fairy/psychic alebrijes, and a other fossil based on a rock/dark big snake, and for last a bee pokemon based on a ghost/bug king bee a fire/bug royal queen and a fighting/bug warrior wasper/bee.

    Lilowtie MotieLilowtie MotieСарын өмнө
  • If you do include Capt. Finch, definatele make him the one who points the player in the direction of the Ledgendaries, or gives a clue about their lore and location like Peony in Sword and Shield.

    m rm rСарын өмнө
  • These MerMay creatures can add up into a game that you explore the sea. Horror game of course.

    FrostyFrostyСарын өмнө
  • Having never watched your apoctober 2020 series, a catch-up on the story so far would be wonderful because I would love to experience this word you’ve made further

    Gabe StatonGabe StatonСарын өмнө
  • the ending with the f*k guiseppe was the best part.

    ceratoraptor destroyer of worldsceratoraptor destroyer of worldsСарын өмнө
  • Have you ever heard of Junefae? It might give you a chance to extend on the story if you become interested

    LayziilyDestruktivLayziilyDestruktivСарын өмнө
  • You should do a mariachi Pokémon for your region

    Soviet SlakingSoviet SlakingСарын өмнө
  • Question: How long did it take you to realize you misunderstood the second-to-last question and how loud did you internally scream when you noticed?

    Aaron CunninghamAaron CunninghamСарын өмнө
  • Argyle's view on his romance skills is just me. Also, I think I found out the vegetarian thing based on your Mahi Mahi comment last Mermay.

    The Night RangerThe Night RangerСарын өмнө
  • What's with the Ramblin' Evil Fish? Was it a human who got fucked up by the sea and turned into a siren? Or was it just a little funny gag?

    Tommy RobinsonTommy RobinsonСарын өмнө
    • I absolutely love the Ramblin' Evil Fish.

      Tommy RobinsonTommy RobinsonСарын өмнө
  • Now I am going to watch Apoctober 2020 to see what I missed. You did a great job with this story :)

    BillybobbobingBillybobbobingСарын өмнө
  • Jack are you and argyle related? =w=

    Lanaezja JackmanLanaezja JackmanСарын өмнө
  • fascinating!

    SnifferdragonSnifferdragonСарын өмнө
  • 15:32 LMAO

    PokeballZPokeballZСарын өмнө
  • I’m new to this channel but I already love it and have watched this years mermay and I don’t get the story at all -_- I also used to come here for the Pokémon content but mermay had roped me in

    Dusk Does StuffDusk Does StuffСарын өмнө
  • my jaw fucking dropped and I audibly gasped when you mentioned juno. amazing job connecting these stories, holy shit

    sir dame sandersir dame sanderСарын өмнө
  • super excited for more of this story/the apoctober story! your creature designs are always so cool

    evaceratopsevaceratopsСарын өмнө
  • My question is how does the crocodile thing trick people since it’s jaw is really obvious

    HiHowdyHello HiHiHowdyHello HiСарын өмнө
  • How much did you plan stuff out during this challenge? Did you do the story or the drawing first? Did you wing it the whole time or have a clear path in mind?

    Aberrant ArtistAberrant ArtistСарын өмнө
    • @Subjectively I admire the cohesion you gave it all, thank you for responding

      Aberrant ArtistAberrant ArtistСарын өмнө
    • I kinda find the story as I go. Some of it I already had figured out, but most of it I made up as I went.

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • I have always been terrified of the ocean and have always stayed away from anything involving the ocean and especially what lives in it, but after watching this series I have a new curiosity about it, thank you subjectively also love all your stuff including the non pokemon stuff

    Caden FeliciaCaden FeliciaСарын өмнө
  • "Honestly this was my favorite challenge yet for the channel", yes you really did a great job, Jack! Congratulations and thank you

    KurooganekoKurooganekoСарын өмнө
  • i loveeeeee iiiit

    SteinfliegeSteinfliegeСарын өмнө
  • 9:25 I once had a dream similar to yours, except I was INSIDE the tank, I think the creatures in there were trying to attack me or something

    Celline MartinsCelline MartinsСарын өмнө
  • These would be amazing for D&D enemies/npcs

    FroFroСарын өмнө
  • How would you feel about adding on to this world in Augustus? maybe even explore another prominent time period?

    Cajun YoutubeCajun YoutubeСарын өмнө
  • “Do you eat seafood” was meant to be directed at argyle...

    Accident or NotAccident or NotСарын өмнө
    • Oops

      Accident or NotAccident or NotСарын өмнө
  • Jack ur fucking amazing

    Funky PepeFunky PepeСарын өмнө
  • when i first started watching this series, i was enamored by the prospect of these lovecraftian entities being apart of our world. however, i really misunderstood the prompt, and thought finch's entries were retelling encounters with pokemon he met throughout his life. obviously, this is incorrect, but it does leave me with a question: if you could choose one mer-person to 'poke-ify', which one? and how would you go about it?

    feed the poor the richfeed the poor the richСарын өмнө
  • Why didn't you upload for D&December 2020?

    FlamingLettuceFlamingLettuceСарын өмнө
    • @Subjectively That's fair

      FlamingLettuceFlamingLettuceСарын өмнө
    • I was exhausted last year during December, and I really wasn’t happy with any of my work for that month. Didn’t want to share it.

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • Oooh I bet next mermay/apoctober will be the continuation of the quest ✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)و ✧

    Maggie PMaggie PСарын өмнө
  • Carch Car March That could be a monthly challenge

    Wattsonmain6969Wattsonmain6969Сарын өмнө
  • Please tell me I wasn't the only who didn't realize these two universes were connected

    Allison JenkinsAllison JenkinsСарын өмнө
  • Will the person reading his journal have a story as well?

    Devonte EdwardsDevonte EdwardsСарын өмнө
  • Does Myra have tattoos on her chin, or are those something else?

    20firebird20firebirdСарын өмнө
    • They're tattoos! In some Inuit cultures, those tattoos represent different family members.

      SubjectivelySubjectivelyСарын өмнө
  • That was amazing. I love the lore you put in your art and the way you tell your stories perfectly illustrates and paints images into my mind

    Silver LuxSilver LuxСарын өмнө
  • What or how where you able to come up with so many different poses, just coming out of mermay myself and I tried to do that as best as I could and I just felt I could have done better

    BBb1rd1BBb1rd1Сарын өмнө
  • Question: how many stars are there?

    NyanshockNyanshockСарын өмнө

    clayyclayyСарын өмнө
  • My question is will we see more of this darker art? I really like it

    Pure Essence GamesPure Essence GamesСарын өмнө
  • As a fellow sea creature, we appreciate this art. I am curious how you got those logs, thought we hushed them up. Hmmmm..... Probably washed up on shore!

    Anon ShrimpAnon ShrimpСарын өмнө
  • Jack. I was a big fan of the artwork that you made. By the way, I like the idea of a Pokémon trainer who's a reference to Argyle Finch. Maybe the trainer could find the book about the Mazah region's legendary sirens just like with Celeste finding Argyle's book and decide that would be an exciting excursion to try out. Just an idea though

    Connor SchultzConnor SchultzСарын өмнө
  • sucha lovely end for this journey!!! >v

    SpartsSpartsСарын өмнө
  • I read an old sailors retellings of the elderitch abominations he witnessed and all I got was some Japanese currency

    OreganothankyouOreganothankyouСарын өмнө
  • So Jack... do you have plans for Smaugust?

    Sam ButlerSam ButlerСарын өмнө
  • This mermay was super cool, it gave me so many idea for my own stories. Keep up the great work!

    Terry GuerrazTerry GuerrazСарын өмнө
  • Controversial, but, I miss the ‘fixing Pokémon’ series 😭 it’s the reason I started watching subjectively!

    Ronnie bonRonnie bonСарын өмнө
  • That cownose ray genuinely upsets me, I feel like it's going to open its eyes and mouth screaming 😱😭😩

    Diego JacoboDiego JacoboСарын өмнө
    • Also thank you Jack for the funny Joke at 15:33 alot of youtubers I know dont like those knds of jokes but I'm glad ur not one of those people

      Diego JacoboDiego JacoboСарын өмнө
  • Captain Argyle could be in the Mazah region and can be elite for and give quest

    Stephanie MyersStephanie MyersСарын өмнө
  • What race is myra? She seems inuit but she has lines on her chin like a whale, unless those are markings

    Kingu WyvernKingu WyvernСарын өмнө
    • Also how come you didn’t share entrees at the end of each video like you usually do

      Kingu WyvernKingu WyvernСарын өмнө
  • You should make the guy be like a water type trainer who (similar to eusine from HGSS) is searching for the legendary sirens

    Lamasahi SabotoLamasahi SabotoСарын өмнө
  • Did Myra ever find the crown of thorns?

    Memefactory435Memefactory435Сарын өмнө
  • who?

    BaLLBaLLСарын өмнө
  • Could you make a story/drawing based on the 2009 film “9” ?

    Diaval DrawsDiaval DrawsСарын өмнө
  • 4:43 cart titan be like

    gappy higashikatagappy higashikataСарын өмнө
  • 6:00 hey cool you got an old timy nocturn Btw loving this story so far 7:47 I also know that song :)

    The Z FamilyThe Z FamilyСарын өмнө
  • Ble Whale is now my favorite. I love that big ol' face

    Smoothieman7Smoothieman7Сарын өмнө
  • Fascination: from when I was little I would always look at the sea food isle in Costco. I would see the spikes on the king crab and wonder what abomination nature made. And then I discovered the works of lovecraft. I was enamored with the beauty of the grotesque with all the eldritch abominations. The inky blackness of the sea hiding death and insanity. I want to find it. I want to experience it. I don’t know what I will do then, but seeing the monsters that God forgot about... I wish to look through the eyes of the creator and look at the destroyer.

    Bathtub MeggeeBathtub MeggeeСарын өмнө
  • Will there be a part 2 to the story? I would love to see him over come his grief reunite with captaine Myra and finish his quest then live out a happy life.

    Ranger43Ranger43Сарын өмнө
  • The Caravan Palace song at the end!!

    MedbiiMedbiiСарын өмнө
  • BONNIE im so excited for more of the apoctober story fr

    ZelenPixelZelenPixelСарын өмнө
  • So, I have a question: How long has Mr. Finch been encountering these fishfolk? How old was he when he began his quest? How old was he when it ended? Is he still alive? I guess my questions are in regards to the timespan of the overall story. So yeah, have a great day!

    Creative UsernameCreative UsernameСарын өмнө
  • Argyle is an alternate universe version of Jack's Grandpa pass it down

    Kanon_ARTZKanon_ARTZСарын өмнө