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March 24th, 2011


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It just occurred to me that there are black people in Pokemon for what I'm pretty sure is the first time. One of them's a gym leader, but the rest so far are basketball players and breakdancers, so... not exactly progressive? To be fair, of course, all the other games were based in Pokemon-world analogues of parts of Japan, where folks of African descent tend to be a bit thin on the ground. But Unova is reportedly based on New York, so yeah, they throw in a few stereotypes of black people. I guess it's a step?

I'm trying to figure out if these are Japan's skanky race issues or mine. Probably it's both. Enh, Japan never had the civil rights movement - never had to have it - so I guess I'm being too quick to judge. It's just that I'm pretty sure we'll never see a main character of color in the games. (The current gen's probably as close as it's gonna get, if you think of Red/Blue through Diamond/Pearl MCs as the "default" Asian and Black/White as Caucasian.)

...Heh. Black/White. Natch.

(Also, the less said about Jynx the better.)

March 21st, 2011

D'awww, my first Pokemon fic.

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You may all blame [info]dark_puck for this. Note that I'm using 'Noire' for my female PC character's name. Also note that I'm far too lazy at this time of night to do the little tickmark over the 'e.'

Them second grade bookworm blues... )

March 20th, 2011

Guess which scene I just played through, B/W players. Go on, guess. ;)

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You know, I have to hand it to Nintendo/Game Freak this time. Black/White is the first Pokemon series I've ever wanted to write fanfic for. Not bad for a silent protagonist.

March 10th, 2011


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You know, if I worked at a Pokemon veterinary hospital, we wouldn't use gases or chemicals for anesthesia. We'd use a Drowzee. Or maybe a Gastly.

Not a Jigglypuff though, unless we all wore earplugs.

September 16th, 2010

Yeah, I don't know.

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Skibble happens.

August 26th, 2010

Rrrrgh. *pokes restlessly*

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Is anyone else having trouble connecting to the GTS in HeartGold?

April 16th, 2010

I can't resist. XD

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March 12th, 2010

Yes, I spent thirty-five bucks for a string of ones and zeroes.

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So I've lost my copy of Diamond, and GameStop was giving away Jirachis, so I bought a copy of Platinum. Leave me alone, it's my first event Pokemon and it's cute.

oh god I am such a consumer whore

I also replaced my lost copy of Kingdom Hearts, picked up DDR X (so far I don't like the mix as much as my other ones. A bit too 'urban' for my taste.), and Tales of the Abyss, which I've heard good things about. So far I'm not overly impressed, but I'll keep playing. I hear Luke gets bearable at some point. *omg spoilers*

I also chatted with the cashier at Gamestop while I was getting all these, which was worth the price of admission and the being an utter dweeb in public.

July 19th, 2009

Foo! >(

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I got a FireRed game. Put it in my DS and played it, then switched to Diamond for a bit. When I went back to FR, my save file had been deleted. This happened twice. And apparently this is a pretty common problem. No Bulbasaur in Diamond for me. Foo! *sulks*

July 13th, 2009

I want a metric butt-ton of balloons.

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Saw Up with my mom last night. It was adorable and tearjerking and funny, which, y'know, Pixar. ;P ...After the movie we shared some ice cream and talked about how we needed to lose weight. Girl bonding, LOL. XD

I'm sort of playing with the seed of an idea of a duo of fics and/or drabble sets in the Pokemon world, Pokemon: Magic and Pokemon: Science. Science would focus on the network of Pokemon researchers and Pokedex trainers, and their quest to discover How It All Works. Magic would focus on the mythology surrounding the Legendaries, and how that translates to a near reverence for nature in general among humans and their relationships with Pokemon. ...Naturally, since there's a third game in each generation that comes out a little later, I'd have to come out with a third fic-set called, I don't know, Culture or some such.

...Dear god, someone please pry these games out of my hands. XD

July 3rd, 2009

Lol, Pokemon sex.

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So, I leave my Empoleon and my Ditto at the Day Care ('cause I wanna breed some Piplups to trade), and the old man outside tells me "They don't seem to like each other much."

Now, I have gotten this message once before. My Onix and my Graveler needed some levels to go up against the Electric gym, and being told that they hated each other's faces made me think it was pretty safe to leave them there together without risking an unwanted pregnancy (because Pokemon birth control has not been invented yet). But, lo and behold, ten minutes later I had a brand-new Onix egg. Which is currently languishing in storage, because Pokemon stem cell research is also a thing of the future. I figured I had the weird luck to have the only grudgefucking Rock-types in the game.

Fast-forward to now. This time I actually do want an egg, so I paraded all five of my Dittos in front of Empoleon (uncomfortably, I seem to have become a Ditto pimp). None of them met Empy's exacting standards. So I gave up and left him with a random Ditto for the time being, fully expecting their relationship to be a barren one.

Yep, you guessed it. Ten minutes later I had an egg. Twelve minutes later I had two.

What the hell are they putting in the food at that place!?

Despite being a Ditto pimp, I really don't want to contemplate the mechanics of reproducing with what amounts to a wad of Silly Putty with a face.

June 8th, 2009

I've crossed the streams something awful, you guys. XD

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So there are big tanks full of green liquid in Team Galactic Headquarters in Pokemon Diamond. My brain, of course, went straight to 'Mako tubes' and now I'm picturing a Pokemon!Sephiroth running around in a cloud of Mewtwo-like angst. It doesn't help that I already have a bitty Pokemon-trainer OC in my head, yo.

The enemy SEPHIROTH used SKEWER!

A critical hit!

AERIS fainted!



It's super effective!

In other news, springkink is going swimmingly. I'll troll shamelessly for comments later. >_>
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