Pokemon Fandom Crossroads?
Whoo, first entry in a really long time!
The million dollar question for me now is, where do I take my Pokemon fandom from here? If Black/White were any indication, I won't be liking where the Pokemon game franchise goes in the future. Due to the many flaws inherent in those games, it doesn't make for good replayability. I'm not looking forward to R/S remakes either as the region itself has not stood the test of time. Unfortunately it looks like the games, which got me hooked on Pokemon in the first place and have been reliable standbys, are losing their appeal.
I can't return to fan fiction either. Besides making a complete idiot of myself during the last writing competition, I have not had any good ideas of stuff to write. And I'm not particularly looking forward to having to include 5th gen Pokemon even if I had some epic idea to write. I'm even having trouble finding good fan fictions to read (but if anyone knows of a good journey-type fiction that features an entirely female main cast who *don't* have a "female protagonist from B/W" fashion sense, please inform me immediately. Inclusion of classic American sedans and national hotel chains optional but would be appreciated.) Heck, I could make a whole list of things I'd like to see in more fan fictions but don't for one reason or another and turn that into a blog entry on its own.
The anime? I recently tried to watch a recent episode and had to give up after five minutes, as I swear that show's characters have reached a new high level of annoyance. The card game? No, my brother sinks $40 a month into buying Yu-Gi-Oh cards, and I don't want to waste that much money on a bunch of cards.
My fandom now consists mostly of collecting fan art of my beloved Leaf-chan from FR/LG (and trying not to get sick every time I see someone trying to pair her up with that idiot punk who stole her glory in HG/SS... you know who he is). I guess I could revisit my old games like Platinum and Leaf Green, but one can only play through even the best Pokemon games so many times.
So, any ideas on how to rekindle my interest in the franchise, considering the games are headed in a direction that threatens to alienate me and I really don't have mucgh interest in the other main aspects? I feel that most of my time on PC is spent in the non-Pokemon sections, or me complaining about the new games while reminiscing about the older, more enjoyable games.
And holy crap, I sound like an old geezer now :/
Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:29 AM by Oryx
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