So, we have another Pokemon game on our hands. The newcomer to the arena is Pokemon X and Y. The previous games, Black 2 and White 2, finally put an end to the downward spiral of the quality of these games, which nosedived with the uninspired Heart Gold/Soul Silver, and further plunged with the disappointing Black/White. So, the obvious question is, do X/Y continue the B2/W2 trend of improvement, or were those games just an anomaly and X/Y represent another fall from grace?
Day 21: If you lived in the Pokemon world, what would you be?
Financial Crimes Investigator.
The Pokemon world is sorely lacking in professionals who specialize in the auditing and criminal investigation of firms and individuals suspected of engaging in fraud. I would fill this void and help end the Pokemon world's reputation as a haven for tax evasion, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, and insider trading.
The first thing I would investigate is the lavish...
Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme has been a fascinating topic for me. This American Greed special is an interesting look at Bernie's life afterward, now that he's been shipped off to Butner Federal Correctional Institution. Since arriving with much fanfare from his new felonious neighbors, 'Ol Bernie tried to apply for a job handling the budget of one of the prison's operating divisions and was denied (haha) and allegedly...
Otaku. Classic car enthusiast. Hotel fanatic. And longtime Pokemon fan (the games at least), though my interest tends to wax and wane depending on the quality of the current batch of games. I also tend to be quite cynical of some elements of the fandom, particularly three of its most popular characters, and the trainers are more interesting to me than the critters themselves.
This blog exists for me to share my opinions on various subjects that interest me. I pull no punches here; if I feel strongly for or against a topic, I will make it known loud and clear and make no excuses. I like to think I offer a unique position regarding the Pokemon franchise, given I've been involved since Blue came out and my opinions are definitely not shared with the majority of fans. You'll also see info and pics about my original Pokemon trainer character, Lisa (which is also my go-to name for my in-game characters).
Besides Pokemon, I talk about anime, anime conventions, cars, hotels, white collar crime, the signatures I use on PC, and anything else that creeps into this crazy mind of mine. So sit back, grab a snack and drink (age-appropriate of course!) and enjoy the ride.