MERMAY 2021 - Week Four: Deep Sea

2021 Луу 30-нд
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  • Everyone's talking about the pokemon, and although the design is really good, I'm just mesmerized by the unique stories.

    MoonStarStoriesMoonStarStories10 цагийн өмнө
  • When you started talking about a deep sea siren my first thought for the typing was actually ice instead of dark - because of the marine snow that many animals and other funky stuff depend on to survive, so it's really cool you weren't with that!

    CadanCadan7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Make another legendary that rules the 4 sirens, and to summon it you must let the sirens sing and let their song connect to summen the pokemon of the ocean.

    Boaz van der MarkBoaz van der Mark13 өдрийн өмнө
  • The shiny should have been mainly white with real body black as a nod to deep sea albinoism

    GEN.SkeleSkin 1GEN.SkeleSkin 125 өдрийн өмнө
  • i love the design of melumyst if this was a real pokemon game

    Grim-BeeGrim-BeeСарын өмнө
  • I really hope you compile all of these and upload them as a complete story :')

    Karthick RadhakrishnanKarthick RadhakrishnanСарын өмнө
  • So am I the only one who REALLY wants these Mermay creatures and the lore around them to be turned into a souls-like video game?? 😅

    Kronos UnleashedKronos UnleashedСарын өмнө
  • i actually think this might be my favorite design out of the Sirens

    A Foolish PandaA Foolish PandaСарын өмнө
  • Aren't the deep ocean like super hot because of the insane pressure? Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong?

    Arthur CrayArthur CrayСарын өмнө
  • How about another dragon type

    Xavier DealXavier DealСарын өмнө
  • Favorite siren

    Jack HollingsworthJack HollingsworthСарын өмнө
  • I particularly love how the Crown of Thorns and B'estes represents the shift from and forced anglicising of paganism since the crown of thorns is the usurper

    Shavindu MahndrarajahShavindu MahndrarajahСарын өмнө
  • thought the arms were boobas for a sec

    Kapten_Zill KZKapten_Zill KZСарын өмнө
  • Oh I vibe real hard to that laughter from Flos. Absolutely obsessed with the whole storyline unfolding now

    Queen SapphireQueen SapphireСарын өмнө
  • this siren is my favourite for sure

    CrabbyinkCrabbyinkСарын өмнө
  • I’d be scared of 80% of me in this world, Captain Finch was an anime protagonist this whole time omggg. The priestess or goddess Illustration is regal, foreboding somehow, shes important that’s what. I love the Pokémon design I’d spend longer than Feebas to find her in game‼️(symbol for fishing)

    Fog smogFog smogСарын өмнө
    • These fish people are age old entities (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`!, I just thought the sea was just monster infested the turtle design, I hate extra eyes but I love this one, knowing some are human was terrifying but he looks content I hope Finch doesn’t go far

      Fog smogFog smogСарын өмнө
  • I think there should be a regional banette in mazah based on a voodoo doll to reference the island of dolls in mexico

    That friendly LesbianThat friendly LesbianСарын өмнө
  • I would die if you did a poison type Pokémon just because I love them so much and they have a bunch of typings unexplored that could be fun for interpretation

    Hunter FugateHunter FugateСарын өмнө
  • Last siren best siren

    BlueBlueСарын өмнө
  • These were all so good. I especially love the pictograph of B’lestes. Very cool.

    RhianKristenRhianKristenСарын өмнө
  • Melumyst is REALLY cool - my first thought when I saw it on the thumbnail was that it reminds me of a vampire squid.

    Blue BlankBlue BlankСарын өмнө
  • Have you ever thought of adding a new type to the Mazah region? Maybe a sound type that could go along with the Water starter, or even Melumaunder, to fill in its empty type slot.

    CrabbyAssassinCrabbyAssassinСарын өмнө
  • This was by far my favorite legendary siren. Definitely enjoyed Mermay this year! Well done as always!

    Matthew ReimerMatthew ReimerСарын өмнө
  • Make a new Feature in the Masa-region.

    Herman KallendruschHerman KallendruschСарын өмнө
  • This one is honestly one of my favorite of the series of these mermaid mons. It’s different from the others. And I like the way you worked through the concept this time around

    Barrington RatliffBarrington RatliffСарын өмнө

    EckoReckoFantasyEckoReckoFantasyСарын өмнө
  • I found some fan art of shiny arbok with Egyptian art on it's fan. Had a desert feel. Definitely worth thinking about mazian arbok. Video is 10/10 would watch again.

    Tristan RayTristan RayСарын өмнө
  • You should make food pokemon

    Benjamin PowellBenjamin PowellСарын өмнө
  • This region is beging to have the dive hm

    Ty KellyTy KellyСарын өмнө
  • ORCA!!! One of my favorite animals!!! I love him so much!!

    wholestarwholestarСарын өмнө
  • The shiny for melumyst is REALLY REALLY REALLY good

    Otto SjachraniOtto SjachraniСарын өмнө
  • I really love all these Mermay designs. They are all so distinct from one another.

    ManjerArtManjerArtСарын өмнө
  • Yo Jack! Can you hook a brother up with the sound file for the seaside motif you got going on? Is that open source or was it paid commission?

    Potleafeon ?Potleafeon ?Сарын өмнө
  • May i have permission to write up a D&D 5e stat block for Day 25?

    Taiku AltergrundTaiku AltergrundСарын өмнө
  • Honestly, ive always loved the narrative; but the one in this episode is my favourite so far. That buzz in 8:35 confused me lmao

    Luis AlvarezLuis AlvarezСарын өмнө
  • I don't know if it's too obvious a theme, and unfortunately you already have a death related Siren pokemon but the deep ocean is associated with death since it's where all the dead matter and detritus end up in the ocean, the sea floor is essentially the graveyard of the ocean.

    Dyl StarlingDyl StarlingСарын өмнө
  • I'd love to see more of the darker, more horror-inspired art.

    Pure Essence GamesPure Essence GamesСарын өмнө
  • It was actually my birthday the 30th so I am interested to see what will be on my birthday

    MwnbeamMwnbeamСарын өмнө
  • I really like Melumyst's design actually. I like how a lot of aspects of it kind of resemble arthropods, like it's tail and shell. The shell makes it feel like it has something it's hiding, beneath the surface. I like the choice of making it an ice type too. And as always, the diary entries are really fun to dive into with it's unconventional storytelling

    Syn SyinSyn SyinСарын өмнө
  • I feel like the lack of Ice-Types could be approached creatively by going for a nocturnal Desert creature, one that is perfectly fine in the frigid nights and either burrows deep or creates a place to sleep during the day.

    Aaron OlsonAaron OlsonСарын өмнө
  • This was amazing

    ESAnimationsESAnimationsСарын өмнө
  • that pit was DANK

    Griffin DettmanGriffin DettmanСарын өмнө

    Ghost's ShenanigansGhost's ShenanigansСарын өмнө
  • its* voice not it's. It's = it is its = belonging to it

    Kani yaruKani yaruСарын өмнө
  • It would be cool if Melumaunder was part Dragon, to represent the ferocity, size and sheer power of the open ocean

    AquaShuriken 16AquaShuriken 16Сарын өмнө
  • Pokemon in the style you've been using for Mermay would be legendary

    Jacob NestleJacob NestleСарын өмнө
  • Sure a lot of focus on eyes, isn’t there? “Your eyes are not yet opened.” “The forceful removal of sight.” And it’s worth noting is how Finch’s picture shows he’s blind in one eye. *_Hmm._*

    Azuros LazuliAzuros LazuliСарын өмнө
  • “Ain’t no different than anything else I’ve caught.” Famous last words

    Azuros LazuliAzuros LazuliСарын өмнө
  • I think that the colors work out well! It almost reminds me of black ice: since ice is technically transparent I think this still passes as an ice type that relates visually to darkness.

    lastellelastelleСарын өмнө
  • Oh, this is LOVELY!! Absolutely my favorite so far. Such a wonderful silhouette and color scheme. I can just imagine a team with her. I would 100% shiny hunt for her.

    LilithLilithСарын өмнө
  • They all look good, but 3 and 4 look a bit off. I can't put my finger on it. It's something about their shape

    CMe FlyCMe FlyСарын өмнө
  • the sound editing in thees is so good with the little background sound effects. gets my mind imaginin about whats going on also oh hey a story!!! excited to see where itll go next

    ZelenPixelZelenPixelСарын өмнө
  • I really like Melumyst, especially the false head. My only “complaint” is that the color scheme is quite similar to Melumaunder, while normally Pokémon within legendary groups are very distinct from each other. Also I would love for the drawings and story of Argyle Finch to be released as an ebook/PDF of some sort. So I can look at them in more detail.

    HoresNLHoresNLСарын өмнө
  • God that first mermaid drawing of the sea star crowned woman looks like it could be a cool boss from resident evil or something, it’s dope

    The Duk PlaysThe Duk PlaysСарын өмнө
  • Make the beetle that can survive getting run over

    Morgan BrethertonMorgan BrethertonСарын өмнө
  • Nurse Pokémon and Fish Pokémon still missing...

    kustommade12kustommade12Сарын өмнө
  • The greenland shark eye parasites was a fantastic touch that I needed to watch again to see, as actual greenland sharks go blind because of them. Fantastic job!

    DerpRaptorDerpRaptorСарын өмнө
  • The bottom of this one’s head looks like an eye. The shadow makes an eye shape and it looks even more like it in the shiny.

    The Cheese ManThe Cheese ManСарын өмнө
  • melumyst reminds me of whimpod and golisopod so i thought it was gonna be a bug type

    Thomas BayanThomas BayanСарын өмнө
  • Would this group of legendaries have their own ‘master’, like Lugia to the birds?

    pokelawepokelaweСарын өмнө
  • Sweet design! I am kind of disappointed you went with Water/Ice. We already have four of them - Lapras, Cloyster, Walrein, and Dewgong - and we only really have two Water/Dark type - Sharpedo and Crawdaunt. At least those are the top of my head. Maybe pure Ice or Ice/Rock for underwater pressure. Ice/Electric feels like a rarely used typing. I would really love to see more Ice types in the future, regardless. Like an Ice dog husky thing that transforms into a werewolf/anubis type character would be COOL. I haven't watched the other May videos yet so I'm going to get on that.

    SomeoneImSureSomeoneImSureСарын өмнө
  • I’m going to keep asking. I’d love to see a fairy type hummingbird Pokémon 🤞🏾

    Anjealous AnacondaAnjealous AnacondaСарын өмнө
  • What specific stories inspired the tales of Argyle Finch? They're pretty cool :)

    Vincent SelvaVincent SelvaСарын өмнө
  • Bruh, when the Open Ocean pokemon was made last time, I knew the fourth mermaid based pokemon would be based around the deep sea, I wasnt expecting it to be Water Ice Type though, very cool and creative as always Subjectively 😁

    Kreative GuyKreative GuyСарын өмнө
  • Oh this story took a turn I didn’t expect

    The Z FamilyThe Z FamilyСарын өмнө
  • -Mariana- marinara trench

    The Z FamilyThe Z FamilyСарын өмнө
  • While the Pokémon stuff is cool, the other Mermay stuff is so much more engaging. I would pay good money for a DND campaign setting with all of these characters and lore. I want to live and explore in this world you have created, inhabited by these marvelous horrors. This is very well done, thank you.

    Jacob LambertJacob LambertСарын өмнө
  • The robber crab has to be my favourite design so far... I'm really looking forward to seeing how this ends!

    Alexis PatoineAlexis PatoineСарын өмнө
  • This is the best of the mermaid quartet you've made by far. They're all beautiful but this one is so unique and totally hit that scary first impression that becomes sublime and intriguing as you keep looking. Congrats it's brilliant, though I'm really happy you attached these to the mermaid challenge.. i might have missed them because I only watched your fakemon vids but they're so fascinating and creative.

    Harry LaVercombeHarry LaVercombeСарын өмнө
  • Jack - The supreme artist of mermay

    KurooganekoKurooganekoСарын өмнө
  • This one might be my favorite

    Dr CageDr CageСарын өмнө
  • i love your work and im not an artist but personally i think Melumyst's body could have been shown having more length cause to me it kinda looks like a little mollusk and not a deep sea creature P.S. I love how you made the ice theme not so flashy but still looks like an ice type Srry for criticizing your work :)

    Peter AtchleyPeter AtchleyСарын өмнө
  • These stories are so good i adore them so much aaaaa

    Delirious DemonsDelirious DemonsСарын өмнө
  • I honestly thought of water and bug when I first saw it, and it looks amazing! I love the false head design as well. Since there’s the song of wandering maybe instead of song of enigma it could be song of wondering, since wandering and wondering kinda sound the same lol

    Zach TZach TСарын өмнө
  • I could listen to Argyle for hours

    Mallory JordanMallory JordanСарын өмнө
  • I had an idea for a signature move called "Siren's Song". It changes type and effect depending on which Siren uses it.

    Payton KetchumPayton KetchumСарын өмнө
  • I had a really good idea for two pokemon evolution lines, One that is a rival line so to speak for noctovisps line. This would be a spider based pokemon since you talked about your references reliance on spiders for food. Another idea i had was a poison/plant pokemon that would be based on mexican mobsters where their main feature would be that they have pollen that is extremely addictive to other pokemon and is used to lure prey. The first stage would be a smuggler the second a gangster or hired muscle and the third would be the leader of the group or the kingpin. I know its a bit dark with its obvious inspiration but it could be a cool concept for the mazahs villain teams feature pokemon.

    gamin brotatogamin brotatoСарын өмнө
  • Sadly I feel the final two sirens are too similar colour-wise

    AReallyBoredArtist o3oAReallyBoredArtist o3oСарын өмнө
  • these are top tier.

    MrWhatcanidoMrWhatcanidoСарын өмнө
  • pumping them out

    MrWhatcanidoMrWhatcanidoСарын өмнө
  • I love how the smaller the image of the pokemon is, the better the illusion works and the scarier it looks.

    tyranitararmaldotyranitararmaldoСарын өмнө
  • Is their a hamlet story with the crown of thorns, fish hamlet. Jokes aside I like story and creatures

    Confused CephalopodConfused CephalopodСарын өмнө
  • I have an idea for the fifth legendery siren concept is kelp ocean it desing concept is it can blend in the lush kelp its name malukeled it song felt like it your mother singin to you its song sound familiar to the trainer it know what your mother sang to you when you were a child it simce it know who is you mother

    Rebecca BascoRebecca BascoСарын өмнө
  • A way to get the ice legy should be to catch 1000 Pokémon from fishing

    Aiden RobstadAiden RobstadСарын өмнө
  • Melumyst is my favorite siren

  • cool turtle

    Deadly AppleDeadly AppleСарын өмнө
  • Melumyst has to be my favourite out of the sirens

    Connor TaylorConnor TaylorСарын өмнө
  • Tacking a breather once the story is over, best thing ever

    Jose NinoJose NinoСарын өмнө
  • I like how the legendary looks like it could b related to other existing Pokemon, especially like Golysopod is the first draft

    Cameron ScollickCameron ScollickСарын өмнө
  • Honestly, the light pink and blue kinda landed it in my head as an ice type for some reason. And the light tones remind me of deep sea creatures, usually really flushed of color.

    dorothyofDAdorothyofDAСарын өмнө
  • Okay? First time commenter. The story for Mer-May is so freaking captivating and mesMERizing... sorry.. lol But for real tho. I would 1000% watch a freaking series of Argyle Finch and his exploits saving the world from the Crown Of Thorns, and coming across all of these strange and wonderful beings. It’s such a neat thing. THANKS FOR MAKING THESE!!!

    James LandrumJames LandrumСарын өмнө
  • i absolutely adore melumyst, they are my favorite siren design by miles!

    Tea n inkTea n ink2 сарын өмнө
  • melumyst is definitely a super cool design! but idk if I would have went w ice type for deep sea, the deep ocean gets to be about 4 degrees celsius, I think it would have been super cool if ud taken hydrothermal vents as part of ur inspiration for deep sea ecosystem, do a water/fire water/poison type, the poison ofc being chemicals that allow the chemotrophs in the deepsea to survive, those are just my ideas tho! i really really love how u made a false head for melumyst and the colors are top notch!

    alienconspiracy21alienconspiracy212 сарын өмнө
  • I really love the pokemon soundtracks playing in the background of your pokemon design videos! Is there anywhere i can find these tracks? I dont know what theyre called

    MikaMika2 сарын өмнө
  • Hey Im a big fan I was thinking if you could do a winter trio please

    sam the jestersam the jester2 сарын өмнө
  • 11:51 shadow isles is Canon I geuss

    Diego JacoboDiego Jacobo2 сарын өмнө
  • That is my favourite design of the sirens. also loving these extra stories on the mermay pieces!

    silverb1adesilverb1ade2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow, Melumyst is absolutely my favorite of the Sirens!! Personally, I think the revisions you made improved the original design immeasurably. I also love the color palette you settled on and absolutely adore the intimidating false head you came up with!! Great work! And of course, as to not be dismissive of the rest of the video, I am compelled to mention that the adventures of Argile Finch have been some of my favorite content you've done on this channel, easily up there with the Maza Region designs. I think having a story connecting a series of designs really allows me to appreciate them to their fullest, and your incredible presentation of each prompt is just so good. Thank you for the amazing videos, and I hope you have at least as much fun making these as we do watching them!

    Dragonfire973Dragonfire9732 сарын өмнө
  • I honestly want to see an evve bug type based on moths.

    Brad BaboolalBrad Baboolal2 сарын өмнө