The Sea Otter Pokémon
Hello, I'm Nichole. A twenty-something, female, Australian, suffering autism/social issues and proud member
of this forum since 2011. Been a childhood fan of Pokemon since I was only 7, and I picked up
my first Pokemon game when I was 11. Pretty much have played every game since then.
Joined PC in March 2011. Became a Community Supporter in October 2012, started off initially as
a Tier 4, since jumped to Tier 5 or as we know them these days, Crystal Tier. I also manage two clubs, and I'm also a mentor in TWL's Adoption Center. Ex Showdown regular, and currently active Tumblr blogger.
Aside from Pokemon, I have a love for cute anime girls, plushies, music and anything that gives
me a good laugh. This blog will mainly be a showcase of stuff I am loving right now, some personal
reviews and ramblings, music, funny stuff, life updates and things going around PC.
2 years ago, the cutest Oshawott Fangirl was born.
So yeah, today I celebrate my 2nd year at PC and I want to relive my journey so far as part of the celebrations. How did a once massive noob on PC evolve into this crazy as hell Oshawott Fangirl?
Well, here's my journey on PC so far... in a blog entry tasty enough to glomp at.
On March 19th, 2011 a soon-to-be member of PC clicked that Register link, she filled the necessary fields and typed "Hikari10" into the username field, and so Hikari10 was introduced to the world of PC.
Unlike most newbies at the time, she never made a thread in New Users / Welcome when she joined, but she basically made her first post in the Fifth Generation Pokemon Series section of PC, which was Black and White back then.
The day when Hikari started looking at the Black and White forum, she suddenly noticed this very hilarious and Unova-spirited moderator called Forever. I didn't post heavily in the section a lot since I didn't have my Black or White games yet, but since starting her Black playthrough in October 2011, she eventually found herself heavily contributing to the section even more, through the various threads, the Quick Questions and the Travel Journal.
Eventually, I caught Forever's attention as a true Unova-spirited member of PC. Now she calls me a true inspiration to her and one of the most helpful people in her section today.
Some time after joining, she eventually started her obsession towards the Unova Water Starter, Oshawott, and eventually started becoming knowledgeable in the 5th Generation games. And so the title of "PC's Cutest Oshawott Fangirl" was born.
Hikari disappeared from PC unexpectedly in late June 2011, and decided to join Serebii Forums during that time, when she eventually came across one of her future PC pairs, TylerSymes (now known as Kuzronk) in a thread discussing Pokemon's latest anime news in Australia. She returned to PC 2 weeks later, and started getting involved in even more parts of the forum.
Later that year, she started getting involved in the Fourth Generation & Advance Generation sections, as well as Pokemon Gaming Central, Pokemon General, Pokemon Anime, Pokemon/Other Trivia, Other Voting Polls and then Pokemon Clubs. She then eventually discovered a friendship with Gunnerpow7 that year, since encountering him in Pokemon Trivia.
December 2011, Hikari started participating in the Holiday Hop and chatting away over the Christmas holidays to mark the turn into 2012, but anyone who was not aware of Hikari's personality never knew what changes she'd undergo the following year.
Come 2012, Hikari started getting more involved with another part of PC, New Users / Welcome, and wanted to start greeting newbies who she came across. And then she started making even more new friends, with some notable ones being MidnightShine, TheFattestSnorlax, AWsquared, Cosmotone8, Twihiki_Amias, LilJz1234, Narnia (formerly Rainbow Arcanine) and Diab_Low.
However, early in 2012 Hikari found a new talent, online genderbending where she started regularly using avatars/sigs that heavily leaned towards male. Some of the resulting avatars/sigs she introduced that year were funnier than she thought.
Hikari did have sort of a hatred towards Wikileaks and its infamous certain white-haired Aussie leaker (can't tell due to certain reasons lol) back in the day until Diab_Low, who joined PC in June that year showcased him in a hilarious signature that made Hikari laugh so much she got over her Anti-Wikileaks-ism.
Then, come July 2012 she fell victim to a copycat joke involving long-time PC member Counterfeit, as a result Hikari ended up changing her avatar/sig 7 times in one day. The joke eventually stopped, but the jokes lived on.
Prior to all that, Hikari started getting involved with the then-ongoing speculation regarding Pokemon Black 2 & White 2, and regularly posting in said section afterwards. Her experience and contribution to the section got even better when she started her Black 2 playthrough in December that year. In fact, a certain mod of the section, named Jellicent♀, eventually recognized her amazing contribution to the section.
April 2012, was not only when Lerroux tried to take over PC, but the Easter Egg Hunt where a Supporter voucher was up for grabs. Hikari did all her best to find as many eggs hidden in thread and blogs on PC as she could but fell short of the Top 3. However, it resulted in her friend Gunnerpow7 getting welcomed to Supporter life. But Hikari did not want to give up her quest to get PC Supportership on her username...
But, fast-forward to September 2012, and another big event was coming, a Get-Together to celebrate PC's 10th Anniversary. There was one event offering a Tier 4 Supporter prize, a quiz with 100 questions on 10 years of PC history. Hikari had to browse almost every old thread imaginable and ended up answering most of the questions correctly, but again like the Easter Egg Hunt she fell short of the Top 3. The winner being our Pokemon General mod Toujours, but she was already a Supporter...
...and then, out of the blue, Hikari was asked by Toujours if she could accept her Supporter prize as a birthday gift. I immediately replied and accepted the gift, and I was not aware what was going to happen to me next... PPN was working his magic and then after a long sleep I wake up to find myself all in sleek italics and with a cute Tier 4 PC Supporter userbar on my profile and postbit.
It was the best birthday gift ever, a fancy profile, sleek italic name, VIP Forum/Styles Testing access and this blog to top it all off. What a great way to celebrate my 20th in style. However, towards the end of the month a gift donation from PEDRO12 upgraded me to a Tier 5 Supporter, which explains why my profile now looks different than back then.
Then, as part of a way to get involved with PC better, I started a new habit of posting regularly in the Daily Chit-Chat in Other Chat & Discussions, thanks to encouragement from its Batman-fanboy mod Livewire. And boy did I make a good decision in the end.
December 2012, I find myself getting involved in Battle Center and joining the craziness known as the PC Battle Server, hosted on Pokemon Showdown, thanks to encouragement from our very own Forever. Now I'm in voiced rank after being part of the server and contributing very well.
Now, 3 months into 2013, I find myself still crazy as all hell, welcoming newbies more than ever, posting on PC regularly and eventually getting lots of laughs for a random signature of mine featuring a Connect Four. Some call it my best signature since Oshawott, and it must be for good reason, it's just so goddamn hilarious!
Then of course came Renpuu with the infamous Hikari Fish Wheat Germ joke, which gave Curious. and his chicken breast joke a run for its money. Renpuu even asked if the 10 stood for 10 kilograms, and I laughed so heavily that it will remain an iconic joke of mine that PC will never forget.
With 6,810 posts, 88 blog entries, 2 years at PC, and loads of friends, this satirical comedy-crazed Oshawott Fangirl is ready to face her last year at PC before she becomes a PC Veteran, which will be a milestone well-achieved.
Special mentions go to: MidnightShine, gunnerpow7, Narnia, AWsquared, Cosmotone8, Shining Raichu, Forever, Jellicent♀, Cid, Alexial357, Derozio, kuzronk, TheFattestSnorlax, diab_low, GolurkIsDaBomb, Harlequin, Twihiki_Amias, Razor Leaf, Otter Mii-kun, Kura, Sydian, Renpuu, Livewire, Broken_Arrow, Limanya, Rukario, Kenshin5, Xulek, Counterfeit, Antemortem, Olli97, TwilightBlade, Mac, Cirno, XanderO, Abnegation, Curious., Wind Heart, Ultimate PKMN Trainer Red, LilJz1234, Toshiro., KreigStein, Rococo, Shiny Celebi, Bloodex, JNathan, Tackle, AlexOzzyCake, Patchisou Yutohru, Twilight Sky, ForeverDash, ChocolateCrunch, Hybrid Trainer, Zorogami, Yuki's Sword, Gyardosamped, jellicentfan1, SNOR(es)LAX, tajaros, synerjee, ★Hoenn★, Student D1, ⊗Slenderman⊗ and AlexTheRose.
Without you guys, I would not have stuck around. And here's to me on PC for many years to come!