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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    Quick update for anyone who cares (WARNING: ROACH ALERT!)

    If I preorder it's only going to be to ensure that I'll get a copy and it won't be sold out in stores.

    The landlord is aware that it's the prior tenant's problem, I've had to contact her every other day to send maintenance up to my room. On the 4th an exterminator came in and sprayed all the edges and corners. And today the maintenance man came in to lay traps and set off one of those chemical bug-killing bombs to try to get rid of them.

    These chemicals are wreaking havoc on my allergies, but I can't keep up with killing these things myself:/
    Posted June 6th, 2013 at 03:51 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Quick update for anyone who cares (WARNING: ROACH ALERT!)

    I'd preorder if it came with something nice, like a poster.

    As for roaches, TELL THE LANDLORD ASAP before they say it was YOU and not the other guy. It is a health hazard and, at least in Canada, they need to deal with it. Not you. They have to meet certain standards for renting and can't go around renting bug-infested units.
    Posted June 5th, 2013 at 06:17 AM by Belldandy Belldandy is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 22

    I've always wanted a Gym Leader who has varying types instead of just specializing in one. It makes the person more of a challenge, making the trainer have to actually choose wisely about what Pokemon they'll use.
    Posted May 22nd, 2013 at 02:17 AM by awolfsquared awolfsquared is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 18 (and X/Y mini-rants)

    She's on an adventure. It's easier to present her trainer card if it isn't buried deep within her bag of infinite holding!
    Posted May 18th, 2013 at 09:27 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 18 (and X/Y mini-rants)

    o_O 1. become a fashion designer, 2. become a car salesman. rly, you should do one of those two, it's where your talents are fit, not on pokemon.
    Posted May 18th, 2013 at 02:27 AM by Forever Forever is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 16

    Mewtwo is definitely bad ass! One of my fav legenderies, i really don't like what their doing with this new forme of him :D
    Posted May 16th, 2013 at 05:04 AM by Yellowpages2012 Yellowpages2012 is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 6

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by donavannj View Comment
    Kids won't understand that money-embezzlement plotline.

    To them, taking over the world is far more heinous.
    Kids these days...
    Posted May 7th, 2013 at 01:05 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 6

    Kids won't understand that money-embezzlement plotline.

    To them, taking over the world is far more heinous.
    Posted May 6th, 2013 at 06:43 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 5

    I can assure you that that's the standard outfit for any girl above 10 where I live.
    Posted May 6th, 2013 at 06:23 AM by droomph droomph is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 6

    Considering the way they've moved away from the standard game plot, it wouldn't be that surprising akshully
    Posted May 6th, 2013 at 06:20 AM by droomph droomph is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 5

    I actually liked Hilda's design, she's pretty badass I have to say.

    But that might be due to me liking 5th Generation so much lol.
    Posted May 6th, 2013 at 01:30 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 4

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    Originally Posted by Derozio View Comment
    what kind of atrocities did red commit against leaf?
    Pretty much kicking her to the curb in HG/SS, and by extension, robbing her of her champion position. At least for those who chose to play as Leaf in FR/LG.

    For HG/SS, Game Freak could have easily implemented a function that would use the DS/GBA dual slot that could have read your team, character, and name in FR/LG and placed your FR/LG character on Mt. Silver (Red being the default for those who didn't/couldn't transfer their data/didn't play FR/LG/owned a DSi without the GBA slot/etc.). They already did something similar in R/S/E with the Secret Base function, so the ability and technology to do so was in place. In this case, I would also rename "Blue" to match your rival's name from FR/LG as well (In what is perhaps the ultimate irony, my rival in LG was named "Red" though that actually was a default name for him - as it also was in Blue version, IIRC).

    FWIW, I never felt the Johto games were a sequel to the Kanto games, because the name/team of your character in Kanto was very likely changed to the default "Red" (as well as the name of your rival to "Blue" and possibly your character's gender in the case of FR/LG to HG/SS) in Johto.

    B2/W2's "Memory Link" function also serves as a good example, as that inserted your B/W character's name in references to their past exploits, instead of assigning a default name to that character.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 03:31 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 3

    I do admit that I'm more critical of the franchise than a lot of other fans, so I'm less willing to accept when a less-than-powerful trainer or Pokemon enjoys a disproportionately high level of popularity.

    I was only really to download Sinnoh-region event Pokemon, since there I had wi-fi access and ways to easily get to brick-and-mortar stores for those event releases. Most of Gen 5 and HG/SS events I missed out on.

    I can think of several decisions that have been made that might have hindered appealing to female buyers.

    No personal opinion on the TCG, I never really got into that lol
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 11:51 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
    Updated May 5th, 2013 at 11:58 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 3

    I also have issues with how they manage prize distribution in the TCG. For instance, the latest announcement made by TPCi about Player Rewards was that the Top 100 competitive players in each age group get free copies of a broken card that they likely have 5 or 6 of already since 4 copies of that card is essentially required to crack the top 100 players right now.

    It's not the way to go about helping the game get more players.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 11:29 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 3

    Well, I don't really think there is anything wrong with them personally, but there's really not a whole lot that I see as wrong in the franchise itself. My main issue with the franchise is the historically limited distributions of event Pokemon that have been gradually rectified by making the events longer in duration and by making them available over WiFi. And then some TCG related balance issues where some types always get the playability shaft (Grass in particular) as well as annoyances with TPCi over not bringing every playable Japanese set into English and other languages (mostly, they ignore the minisets). Although I can see the reasons TPCi does these things that annoy me about the franchise, as I know full well I'm not the target demographic (boys 13 and under) of the franchise and they do the stuff that they do with its saleability to that target demographic in mind. Your favorite character is from a game that's before most of the boys in that target demographic were even born.

    However, I've seen various rumors floating around the net regarding TPC USA and how many higher ups at TPCi are annoyed at lagging sales among girls for the franchise, and many of these moves I've seen them make over the years are what have led to the lagging sales among girls for many of the individual subsections of the franchise (especially the TCG).
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 11:18 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 4

    what kind of atrocities did red commit against leaf?
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 04:52 AM by derozio derozio is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 5

    I've never seen pockets that big or pockets with a pointed shape.

    That shape can't possibly be practical.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 01:17 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 3

    Two things about that: (1) the fan art is the only way I "interact" with others in the fandom since I've strayed away from Pokemon discussion threads for some time now, and (2) these art pieces come from a large number of different artists. It's not limited to a few who repeatedly post.

    I've seen precious few others (here, on Deviant Art, or on GameFaqs) speak out against Red. I've seen a few more who express their dislike of Pikachu. That tells me at the very least, most fans don't see anything wrong with them.

    On the art sites, I don't really do subscriptions/watching; I just use the search function. Now, why either of them show up when I do a search for "Pokemon Female Protagonist" or "Pokemon Female Trainer" (because I'm also looking for works of the still-unnamed X/Y female trainer) is beyond me since one is not a female and the other is not a trainer.

    Fan art can be a nasty place when you hate the popular characters of the fandom and like some of the overlooked characters of it.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 01:14 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 5

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by donavannj View Comment
    Honestly, has anyone actually seen short-shorts with pockets that big? I haven't.
    I haven't and I honestly thought there were no pockets there at first.
    Posted May 5th, 2013 at 12:19 AM by awolfsquared awolfsquared is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar

    30 Days of Pokemon: Day 5

    Honestly, has anyone actually seen short-shorts with pockets that big? I haven't.
    Posted May 4th, 2013 at 11:25 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline

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