March 7th, 2012 6:06 PMPkMnTrainer Yellow
I suppose if that's how the cookie crumbles. :P Valorie /can/ be difficult to make friends with anyone, due to the fact that she is a very sore loser.
March 7th, 2012 3:19 AMLincoln West
Overall then, it sounds like Valorie didn't/wouldn't like Nika very much. It seems like their goals are similair - respect and security - but their outward projections would clash.
Oh, yeah, sorry! Spider is in Eterna City, skulking about the ceilings of an old building. She's trying to figure out an escape plan.
March 6th, 2012 3:37 PMPkMnTrainer Yellow
Valorie would not be prone to looking up to someone who got bullied a lot. Her asperations are to be respected, after all. If anything, Nika's tendency to not care would actually annoy her. Whoops. Owo
Also, about Pokemon Fallout. Where is your character so we can make this happen?
March 6th, 2012 4:10 AMLincoln West
In that case, Nika left on her journey a minimum of two years before Valorie even got her charmander. Nika returned home only about twice after she began her journey - so perhaps Valorie remembers her more as the returning trainer rather than the weird bullied kid?
Nika changed a lot after she started her journey, she became a lot more outwardly confident in the sense that negative attention seemed to wash right off her - not that she went around braggarting or boasting. Perhaps Val saw her as quite a cool figure to aspire to, and can be suprised when they meet/if they battle at how crazy strong Val is compared to Nika?
I'm just spitballing here though, feel free to jump in with whatever.
March 5th, 2012 8:44 PMPkMnTrainer Yellow
Valorie wouldn't intentionally bully anyone. Her large ego is a result of a deep seated desire to earn the respect of others, something that bullying .... honestly doesn't /get/. Hence, no motivation.
Valorie got Charmander less than a year ago. She basically spent about a week or two training hardcore and then tried to challenge Iccirus' Gym and got roflstomped. She almost immediately wound up joining the academy after that, because to be blunt she freaked right the heck out over losing.
March 5th, 2012 2:35 PMLincoln West
Well, I noticed that Nika is a year older than Valorie, but significantly weaker, so we can have some fun with that when they re-meet. Nika spent so much time travelling around to get the pokemon she wanted, she won't have had as much time to devote to training.
As far as a tie in from when they were back at home, one doesn't appear as obvious to me. Valorie doesn't seem like the type that would bully Nika, an older girl, for being a bit odd when Val has some oddness about her herself. How old was Val when she got her charmander after the bird-on-the-head incident?
March 5th, 2012 10:41 AMPkMnTrainer Yellow
I'm cool with a tie in. I've went through the trouble of cataloging everyone's SUs in PTA for others to read. Valorie's bio can be found here (First one): http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=6876745&postcount=257 including personality, history, etcetera. It also contains an up-to-date team.
March 5th, 2012 9:53 AMLincoln West
Oh, I didn't realise. I can change it if it'd be a bit of an issue, or we can do a bit of a tie-in. Or ignore it. Depends on Val's backstory really, I don't know it.
March 5th, 2012 9:49 AMPkMnTrainer Yellow
Huh! Nika is from the exact same town as Valorie, my flagship character.
March 5th, 2012 9:42 AMLincoln West
Sorry, I guess it's my fault for using the same name
March 5th, 2012 9:40 AMPkMnTrainer Yellow
Oh! Hahaha, I got confused |D
March 5th, 2012 9:25 AMLincoln West
I also applied to PTA with a character by the same name. That's the one I'm referring to.
March 5th, 2012 9:20 AMPkMnTrainer Yellow
Huh? Oh Nika is Spider. Lincoln I approved you ages ago! You've been on the accepted character list for a while.
Anyway, yeah. Totes approved.
March 5th, 2012 7:45 AMLincoln West
Or it occurs to me that you could look at my post history on my profile. Only just thought of that, sorry!
March 5th, 2012 4:16 AMLincoln West
If you're sure. It should just be on the page before the most recent, towards the bottom half.