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Welcome to the School of Hard Knocks

"Dear Student,

If you've received this message, then you've been selected to take on a very important mission.
Recently, a new Champion has taken control of the school and has wrought chaos as a result of her savage ways. I need you to step up to the plate. Fight your way to the top, defeat her, and kick her off the throne to save the school from her iron grip. But be warned: The finals are coming up, so this will not be a simple task.
To prove your strength, you will need to face off against other students who have been chosen.
I trust you'll play by the school's rules and be a benevolent new Champion, but, should you choose to wreak havoc instead...Just be prepared for the consequences.



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Fight your way to the top of fight school and become the next Champion!
Founded 3 Years ago
May 31, 2014


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Gallery Folders

SOHK: Round 4 by sarahthecat
SOHK: Round 3 by sir-grimmington
School of Hard Knocks: Class of 2016 by sir-grimmington
-SoHK-OCT- Meme by WHATiFGirl
-SoHK-OCT- Staff File: Hannah Kingston by BackgammonMischief
-SoHK-OCT- Staff File: Sasha Lancaster by dax812
SoHK-OCT- Staff File: Arel Borealis by Axl-fox
-SoHK-OCT- Staff File: Alta Mori by LlamaDoodle
NPCs + School Files
-SoHK-OCT- School File: The School of Hard Knocks by sarahthecat
-SoHK-OCT- Student File: Rave and Charlotte by Axl-fox
-SoHK-OCT- Student File: The Experiment by sarahthecat
-SoHK-OCT- Student File: The Security by sarahthecat
SOHK: Kelsey Ing NPC Reference Sheet by NikkyDash
SOHK: Benzer And Guillermo NPC Reference by Marche-Towers
SOHK spectator ref. Mathew Hatterson by Kerro-chan
Sohk Ref - Josefita Calaca-Delavie by Qsy-and-Acchan
SohkOCT page 1 by Qsy-and-Acchan
Sohk OCT page 1 by pwned-by-twilight
SOHK Target of a Bull P1 by minnow-s
SoHK OCT Audition Page 1 by Flashshadow
Round 1
SoHKOCT: R1-01 by Illus-luvs-POCKY
SOHK - Round 1 Part 1 by Marche-Towers
The Good, The Bad, And the Bull 01 by minnow-s
SoHK R1/01: vs Azeal by ElectroGolem
Round 2
Sohk R2 Pg1 by shibishib
SOHK - Round 2 Part 1 by Marche-Towers
SOHK OCT - Round 2 Page 1 by excabluir
SOHK Round 2: Qi VS Malik Page 1 by DuskNinjaKenji
Round 3
SoHK R3: Page 1 by RikoBrando
SOHK OCT - Round 3 Page 1 by excabluir
SOHK - ROUND 3 PART 1 by Marche-Towers
SoHK - CH. 3 P1 - Cover by S-SamJam
Round 4
SoHK - CH. 4 P1 by S-SamJam
SOHK - Round 4 Part 1 by NikkyDash
SOHK: Round 4 by sarahthecat
Related Art + Memes
PLAYLIST: You Need To Stop Being Such An Asshole by NikkyDash
-SOHK-OCT Prize- Stonewall Themesong by sarahthecat
-SOHK-OCT Prize- Edmund Stonewall by sarahthecat
Edmund Stonewall by ElectroGolem
Spectator Entries
SOHK mini comic 3 BRO by Kerro-chan


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It's time.

A year ago, the former champion of The School of Hard Knocks decided to host a tournament
to see if there's another student fit enough to take down the delinquent who cheated him off his throne.
There were many missing teeth, bloody noses, dirty fighting, and questionable morals
but despite all this,
even when the entire school was thrown against them,
one stood above it all and continued to follow the rules.

We can finally announce the new Champion.

Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink 


:star: :icons-samjam: :star:
You're Ranked 1 now!
Let's see how you do with your newly appointed throne and title
and the thought of being targeted by not just the contestants
but the rest of the school!

Give it up for the new Ranks 2 & 3
Bullet; Blue  :iconnikkydash: & :iconmarche-towers:  Bullet; Green 
You've done great!
Let's see you both come out on top next time!

Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink 

Final Round Critiques:


 First of all - This was a massive entry! While the scope of your entry was impressive, it was ultimately a major flaw. In theory, it was awesome, but it was just too ambitious, meaning there was far too much work for you to complete in the amount of time you were given, and as a result the visuals majorly suffered. It was very difficult to discern who was who once the characters no longer had features, and this made it hard to trudge through such a brilliantly written entry. It was confusing and unfortunately dampened the experience overall. The story could have been condensed into half the amount of pages and the entry would have likely looked far more presentable. However, there was one upside to this, and it was that the stripped down art did make it even more clear how well your panels were composed. The way your scenes were staged was very cinematic and we're positive that if the art had been more finished, your entry would have looked absolutely bombastic. We only wish that the visuals would have done the story justice.

 That brings us to the biggest strength of this entry: Your story was incredibly well-written. You had some very interesting subplots going on, tons of great character development and character interactions, and some very cool individual moments that were befitting of a grand finale. Once again, you nailed every character's personality, and your dialogue was really well-written. From the first round to the last round, Edmund's character arc was seen all the way to its natural conclusion, and so was the entire story. It definitely felt like a proper ending. It's worth noting, though, that we felt a lack of interaction between Edmund and his actual opponents, Cecil and Zalika. While there was plenty of focus on those two, we felt they should have had more involvement with Edmund himself. This ties into the entry's problem of overambitiousness. We can tell you wanted to do everybody's characters justice and represent the whole school, but you could have benefited a lot from zeroing in on what was really important - That is, Edmund and his opponents. The parallel between Edmund and Vivi was well done, but it ended up feeling more like Vivi was Edmund's opponent this round instead of Cecil and Zalika.

 Overall, you wrote a story that we only wish could have been presented in a state that was worthy of its excellence. It was still a great finale, and, like all of your entries, we could tell you put your all into it. You gave us some really fantastic stuff over the course of this tournament and it was a pleasure having you. Congratulations on your win! 

Nikkydash & Marche-Towers

 Unfortunately, it's difficult to critique an incomplete story since we can only judge based on actual pages rather than the given script. We regret that you were unable to present your entry in a more completed state, but what you did have was an enjoyable, although confusing, read. Cecil & Zalika's dynamic carried the entry and there were many laughs to be had, as usual. Their character arcs came to a heartwarming conclusion and the epilogue was a nice touch. However, because of the missing pages, the story was difficult to follow. Important story beats were missing and the necessary showdown between Edmund & the duo was not present at all. Much of what you did have was talking heads (meaning that it mainly consisted of characters standing in a blank space talking to each other), and the ending felt very rushed as a result of the missing pages. Your dialogue was still funny as always and the inclusion of the other SOHK students was a nice sendoff, especially with your characters' previous opponents getting proper closure with Cecil & Zalika. We're sure that if circumstances had been more ideal, you two could have delivered a great final entry, but as it stands, it was unfortunately too incomplete and insubstantial overall. 

 Over the course of the tournament, you gave us some great, snappy entries that made us laugh and feel for your hilarious duo. Their character dynamic was always interesting and the evolution of their relationship was compelling to follow. We only wish that the two of them could have gotten the finale they deserved. While you may not have gotten the win, you two still made it all the way to the finals, and produced some excellent comics along the way that were a joy to read - It was a pleasure having you!

Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink 

Our finalists, as well as :iconrikobrando: :iconexcabluir: may take a look at our Prize list and think about what you'd like!
We'll contact all those who've offered to contribute to contact you!

Last but not least
A HUGE Thank You to all those who've participated as well!
We can tell that were was a lot of hard work, effort, and time put in from a lot of you!
We've seen some great things from everyone, and we're more than proud to see the improvements that were made over time!
We couldn't have done this without you!

:icondetherok69::iconhopebat::iconkirrw::iconkokokat123: :iconblacktherabbit: 


"ᵂᵉᶫᶫ, ʷᵃˢ ᵀᴴᴬᵀ ʷʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ʰᵃᵈ ᵖᶫᵃᶰᶰᵉᵈ﹖"
"ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ, ˢʰᵉ ᶜᵃᶰ'ᵗ ᵗᵃᵏᵉ ᶜᵒᵛᵉʳ ᵇʸ ʰᶦᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵇᵉʰᶦᶰᵈ ʰᵉʳ ᵗᶦᵗᶫᵉ ᵃᶰʸᵐᵒʳᵉ⋅ ᵂʰᵃᵗ ᵈᵒ ʸᵒᵘ ᵖᶫᵃᶰ ᵒᶰ ᵈᵒᶦᶰᵍ ᶰᵉˣᵗ﹖"
"⋅ ⋅ ⋅"
"ᵀʰᵃᵗ⋅⋅ ᵀʰᵃᵗ ᵈᵒᵉˢᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵒᵘᶰᵈ⁻⁻ ᵂᵉᶫᶫ⋅ ᴵ ʷᵒᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʸᵒᵘ⋅ ᴬᶠᵗᵉʳ ᵃᶫᶫ, ᵗʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ʷʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ'ᵛᵉ ʷᵃᶰᵗᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵈᵒ ˢᶦᶰᶜᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᵇᵉᵍᶦᶰᶰᶦᶰᵍ, ᶦˢᶰ'ᵗ ᶦᵗ﹖"
"ᴰᵒᶰ'ᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵗʰᶦᶰᵏ ᵗʰᵃᵗ'ˢ ᵃ ᵇᶦᵗ ᵐᵉˢˢᵉᵈ ᵘᵖ﹖"
"ᵂᵉ ᶜᵃᶰ ᵗᵃᶫᵏ ᵗᵒ ʰᶦᵐ ᵃᶫᶫ ʷᵉ ʷᵃᶰᵗ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵏᶰᵒʷ ʰᵉ ʷᵒᶰ'ᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ᵘᶰᵗᶦᶫ ʰᵉ ᵍᵉᵗˢ ᶦᵗ⋅"
"ᴬʰʰ⋅⋅ ᴵ ᶠᵉᵉᶫ ᵃ ᵇᶦᵗ ˢᵒʳʳʸ ᶠᵒʳ ʰᵉʳ⋅⋅"

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RikoBrando Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hay if anyone is still here did you guys manage to get your prizes? I'm still waiting on mine :I
LlamaDoodle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Hoi! Send us a note in detail and we'll see to it~
S-SamJam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
I hope the judges are all ok :c
NikkyDash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same my dude :/
NikkyDash Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when are yall gonna drag us
sir-grimmington Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
a couple of our judges have been dealing with some IRL stuff that's been getting in the way. sorry about the delay! we're working to get the results sorted as soon as we can.
NikkyDash Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ayy it's no problem my dude, you guys do what you need to do, I was just wondering!!
Ooo the suspense 
RikoBrando Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Now that the finals are over there is only one thing left to do: BEACH EPISODE!

Every high school has field trips to the beach and stuff so everyone should show off their characters swim wear! Its a perfect event : D

My other idea would be for Prom but I have a feeling people might not be all that into it seeing as that seems like a event purely for shipping OC's.
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