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    Posted August 7th, 2013 at 03:10 AM by Squirrel Squirrel is offline
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    Zero°'s Avatar

    I hate having to go through this...

    There's such a thing as anime convention withdrawal?
    Posted August 7th, 2013 at 01:51 AM by Zero° Zero° is offline
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    Thanks for making me feel like an idiot, bro...

    I dunno man, if anything I think that exchange made you sound smarter. :P
    Posted July 5th, 2013 at 02:13 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    Posted July 5th, 2013 at 11:23 AM by Logiedan Logiedan is offline
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    Thanks for making me feel like an idiot, bro...

    ... so.. how does that make you look like an idiot? If anything, it's his fault he didnt get the answer he intended to get as he didn't specify.
    Posted July 5th, 2013 at 04:03 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Now for a matter of actual importance...

    Well, the vast majority of the userbase is strictly from the USA.

    If I had to chance a guess at his location, it's probably Belize or something like that.
    Posted June 26th, 2013 at 08:17 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    Now for a matter of actual importance...

    Um, what?

    Members of this site live across the country and around the world. And many of these fugitives are captured because someone, totally unrelated to the perp, happens to recognize them after spotting them in a public place like a store or restaurant. One does not have to "know" him on a personal level to recognize him in the grocery store and report him to the police.

    Oh, and he hasn't served any time for his crime yet. Until he does, for all intents and purposes, he's received "nothing" until he is caught. And I don't discuss politics on this blog. It's even messier than when I discuss Pokemon here.
    Posted June 26th, 2013 at 01:06 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Magic's Avatar

    Now for a matter of actual importance...

    Is this of 'actual' importance? Are you suggesting that people of PC will know this man?

    Sure he's scammed a lot of money, shouldn't we be more concerned about the people/government officials who scam money from us all the time and get nothing?
    Posted June 26th, 2013 at 10:54 AM by Magic Magic is online now
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    donavannj's Avatar

    Now for a matter of actual importance...

    Chances are that these two have already long-since fled the country.
    Posted June 25th, 2013 at 01:39 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    1) I am into fan fiction, but honestly, as of my last story I go beyond not having Pokemon as friends. I completely cut the Pokemon themselves out of the battles. The trainers in my story battle with firearms, automobiles, bar stools, pool sticks, and good 'ol hand-to-hand combat. And I'd really like to see a spin-off game based on Grand Theft Auto featuring only the trainers from the Pokemon world. No Pokemon at all.

    2) And I happen to think the whole "grin and bear it and try to pretend nothing is wrong" attitude is pretty annoying too. Not at first, but when I actually try the product/service out for myself and it turns out to have serious issues that nobody bothered to bring to anyone's attention.

    Have you by any chance seen this post? I give credit where credit is due, but at the same time I don't sugarcoat things when they don't meet my expectations. Doesn't matter if it's Pokemon, my bank, my college, or my internet provider. By your logic, if I read reviews of a restaurant where people are alleging that the place is roach infested and employees are not washing their hands or properly cooking food, I should happily go there, and invite my family/employer/significant other.

    Hell, I just wrote a hotel review where I gave the place a 5/5 rating. Even in that review, I raised complaints about the beat-up toilet seat and watered-down juice at the continental breakfast. But, amazingly, I haven't had the hotel management accuse me of being nasty and vindictive because I mentioned a few things that weren't up to standard. Shocking, I know!

    3) It's funny. I get blasted for liking a human Pokemon character (in fact, with the same kinds of "you must be a pedo" accusations), and everybody turns the other cheek. Funny how things go so much differently when the tables are turned.
    Posted June 15th, 2013 at 05:57 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

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    And it's nice to know that the fandom requires me to absolutely love every single feature and aspect of the franchise. Heaven forbid, I have criticisms of some of the decisions that Buick and Choice Hotels/Quality Inn have made over the years (if you want I can give specific examples of such). I can acknowledge that neither is perfect. Why can't some Pokemon fans do likewise?
    Personally I think it's the manner of some of the complaints. Of course no game is perfect. But comparing a feature to what seems to be a sexual predator joke is rather taking it to an extreme that wouldn't cross most people's mind to begin with (especially if you saw the trailer - it involved stuff like feeding the Pokemon. Nothing wrong with that). And for the people who are interested in it, statements like this:
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    I can only imagine this feature was created by someone with a really weird fetish. Needless to say I will not be engaging in this sort of questionable behaviour.
    can easily be taken for them as 'and if you also like it you too have a weird fetish'.

    If it's intended to be a joke, then it isn't very well presented as one and isn't funny either, I have to say. Matter of attitude as droomph said; it's fine not to like this or that, but these sort of comparisons and statements don't sit well or work well in expressing that.
    Posted June 15th, 2013 at 04:41 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

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    Originally Posted by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ View Comment
    No, I have never had the desire to pet/hug a Pokemon, just like I've never had the desire to pet/hug a VCR remote, spoon, DS charger, wrench, power drill, modem, .357 Magnum, cutlass (either the sword variety or the Oldsmobile variety), surface-to-air missile, or any other similar tool/weapon. (Granted, many of the tools/weapons I mentioned do require holding to operate.)

    As for why I'm comparing Pokemon to tools and weapons, allow me to quote from my profile page:
    (emphasis added)

    I command my Pokemon to accomplish whatever I need them to, they do their required task, and then they go back in storage. Just like any other tool. That is the extent of my "relationship" with my Pokemon.

    Even if this isn't some creepy simulator, the whole premise still goes against my training philosophy as a whole. Then again, so did the whole "Pokemon following you" thing. Then again, I didn't care for HG/SS either.

    And no, at this point, I'm still planning on giving X/Y a try. Nothing revealed has been a deal breaker yet. Plus, I still do enjoy raising up a team of six brutally powerful, efficient weapons to terrifying levels of strength in order to do my bidding, annihilate any opposition, and help me ascend to fame and fortune. In-game, of course.

    But I don't hug and pet them, just like I don't hug and pet my chainsaw.

    And it's nice to know that the fandom requires me to absolutely love every single feature and aspect of the franchise. Heaven forbid, I have criticisms of some of the decisions that Buick and Choice Hotels/Quality Inn have made over the years (if you want I can give specific examples of such). I can acknowledge that neither is perfect. Why can't some Pokemon fans do likewise?
    Yeah suit yourself, but complaining about how you want the company to make that for you, why not try making one yourself? That's what fangames/fanfiction is for. I think you should really give that a try, because the direction Pokémon is headed is generally accepted to be becoming friends with the Pokémon, and I don't think they're gonna change that anytime soon.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ View Comment
    And it's nice to know that the fandom requires me to absolutely love every single feature and aspect of the franchise. Heaven forbid, I have criticisms of some of the decisions that Buick and Choice Hotels/Quality Inn have made over the years (if you want I can give specific examples of such). I can acknowledge that neither is perfect. Why can't some Pokemon fans do likewise?
    And your tone is just really negative about Pokémon, that's what so annoying honestly. Have a good attitude, if you're not going to happily give everything a try, just don't. I don't like some of the Pokémon and ridiculous features tbh, but I'll still try it with a good attitude and not repeatedly and publicly decry them long after we've allllllll gotten the point.
    Posted June 15th, 2013 at 03:14 PM by droomph droomph is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    No, I have never had the desire to pet/hug a Pokemon, just like I've never had the desire to pet/hug a VCR remote, spoon, DS charger, wrench, power drill, modem, .357 Magnum, cutlass (either the sword variety or the Oldsmobile variety), surface-to-air missile, or any other similar tool/weapon. (Granted, many of the tools/weapons I mentioned do require holding to operate.)

    As for why I'm comparing Pokemon to tools and weapons, allow me to quote from my profile page:
    Quote:
    My Pokemon are important tools for my world domination plot.
    (emphasis added)

    I command my Pokemon to accomplish whatever I need them to, they do their required task, and then they go back in storage. Just like any other tool. That is the extent of my "relationship" with my Pokemon.

    Even if this isn't some creepy simulator, the whole premise still goes against my training philosophy as a whole. Then again, so did the whole "Pokemon following you" thing. Then again, I didn't care for HG/SS either.

    And no, at this point, I'm still planning on giving X/Y a try. Nothing revealed has been a deal breaker yet. Plus, I still do enjoy raising up a team of six brutally powerful, efficient weapons to terrifying levels of strength in order to do my bidding, annihilate any opposition, and help me ascend to fame and fortune. In-game, of course.

    But I don't hug and pet them, just like I don't hug and pet my chainsaw.

    And it's nice to know that the fandom requires me to absolutely love every single feature and aspect of the franchise. Heaven forbid, I have criticisms of some of the decisions that Buick and Choice Hotels/Quality Inn have made over the years (if you want I can give specific examples of such). I can acknowledge that neither is perfect. Why can't some Pokemon fans do likewise?
    Posted June 14th, 2013 at 11:08 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Posted June 14th, 2013 at 07:49 AM by Ajruppert Ajruppert is offline
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    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    Echoing what droomph said (and what RL said.) Wouldn't it be nice to physically pet, hold, hug, etc a real pokemon? Well we have a touchpad. WTF is the big deal? Touching a pokemon with a stylus. We're not doing heavy petting or anything sexual- so why are you looking into it that way? It's a game for all ages: and the same goes for the fairy thing.
    Posted June 14th, 2013 at 04:28 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Kura's Avatar

    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    Echoing what droomph said. Wouldn't it be nice to physically pet, hold, hug, etc a real pokemon? Well we have a touchpad. WTF is the big deal? Touching a pokemon with a stylus. We're not doing heavy petting or anything sexual- so why are you looking into it that way? It's a game for all ages: and the same goes for the fairy thing.
    Posted June 14th, 2013 at 04:27 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    tbh I think you should just move on if you're going to be like that.
    Posted June 13th, 2013 at 04:58 PM by droomph droomph is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    X/Y Info dump Thoughts and Opinions (WARNING: To Catch A Predator Content)

    1) And your reason for directly quoting me was...? Considering that the character that you play as is the one you're looking at most often, it only makes sense that I don't want her looking like Sasquatch. Or Hilda.

    But yeah, part of me wishes she was ugly so I wouldn't even have to deal with another Pokemon game.

    2) Oh, God, that travesty. How did a game that has you touching some of nature's most vicious beasts even get green-lighted - and why wasn't it slapped with a "Mature" rating and restricted to being sold only in adult-entertainment stores?

    3) I'm not against a new type in general, but "Fairy" just sounds so childish and immature. Then again, I suppose I can't expect much from a franchise that chooses a tiny yellow rodent with a creepy grin as its mascot.

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    4) Already moved on to Fire Emblem (the whole reason I bought a 3DS, and it beats the pants off anything Pokemon). And really, there are only two new ideas that I have real issues with - that creepy touching simulator and the whole riding Pokemon thing (for the record, I never particularly cared for the way Fly and Surf had you riding your Pokemon - just like cars are for land transport, private jets and luxury yachts should have been used for air and water transportation). For the Fairy type, I just have an issue with the name chosen for it. For the "horde" battles, I actually point out a good secondary way it could be used - the bad guys ambushing you. And my complaint about the rivals is because the series isn't going in a new direction with them - instead of creating an all-new scenario where the rival turns (or starts out) evil and moves up the ranks of the villainous team to become a top leader in the organization, we get stuck with another (group of) "buddy"-type "rivals" who are bound to once again have personalities that grate on my nerves.

    Everything else, I'm mostly neutral about. The revealed Pokemon, like Gen V's, are pretty much "middle of the pack" - none that stand out as being especially awesome or especially horrendous. The 3-D graphics, 8-way movement, and the main female character are currently my favorite aspects of these new games, and are enough to maintain my interest. At least for now.

    But admittedly I'm not good with change. I still want cars to be huge and styled with no regard to aerodynamic efficiency, I still use a standalone VHS player, and it wasn't until last year that I even got a cell phone (no kidding - I got all through college with my trusty cordless landline) and I still don't text (Holy bad grammar, Batman!) I also hate Windows 8.
    Posted June 13th, 2013 at 08:56 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline

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