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  1. cream
    1 Day Ago 08:59 PM
    ahah, i love lolita fashion but i don't own anything in that style. not sure if i'd even wear something like that...if there's one thing that annoys me, it's when people stare at me (that is, when i notice it) and i'm sure that'd happen a lot if i dressed in huge, frilly dresses.
  2. BettyNewbie
    1 Day Ago 11:42 AM
    I'll happily take the 90s over today. The US had a booming economy and a national surplus, and our biggest worry was where the President was putting his dick. Our culture, in general, wasn't as openly conservative. ("Teabagging" still referred to a gay sex act, not a bunch of racist yahoos with misspelled signs.)

    I'm in shambles.

    Steam announced payware modding. Seriously, **** these crooks. They even get 75% of the revenue.
    Damn paysites, always caring more about money than the art.

    On a side note, I love Metallica, which is weird because they were the ones who took down Napster.
    Ah, yes, the first of many copyright wars between Old and New Media. Even if they won the battle against Napster, though, they're ultimately losing the larger battle. File sharing only increased in the years since Napster, and it's never going away, no matter what. Old Media's time is up.
  3. cream
    2 Days Ago 10:44 PM
    hah, sounds tasty! x3

    not that much, no! my wardrobe is quite varied...i have a lot of black though, it just suits me the best. not that i'm gothic or anything, aha. in the summer i wear lots of pastel colors. :3
  4. BettyNewbie
    4 Days Ago 08:01 PM
    W8.1 doesn't make me entirely happy, you know. I'm a PC user, and I get annoyed when I see the instructions and they're like "swipe across the screen" and then under it, between brackets, "if you're using a mouse..." Because most people who are using Windows are doing so with a mouse, and making these people feel like they're an afterthought was wrong on Microsoft's part.
    That was Microsoft's intention with Windows 8. They saw how Apple and Google were making big bucks off of the mobile market, and they wanted a piece of that, too. Problem is that, even by mobile standards, Windows 8 is awful compared to iOS and Android, so mobile users continued to shun Microsoft, and all Microsoft ended up doing was alienating their biggest userbase, desktop/laptop users. Windows 8 was such a colossal flop that they had no choice but to go back to the traditional Windows layout with Windows 10 (but with the caveat that their damn apps be stuffed into the Start menu).

    I have an iPhone, and it works quite well for me, but it's not and never will be a replacement for my laptop.

    I'm more casual so I liked the old stat system better, but the new one does have merits. The problem is how EVs work. You can bet that, if they worked like in other RPGs (like, you have an EV pool which is updated after you beat a mon and you can add the EVs in any stat you want), I'd embrace the new system and not look back. The premise really is better, the execution is what's bad.
    There's still Natures to worry about, though. Even if you could neatly add EVs into all of the appropriate stats with ease, if a Pokémon has the "wrong" Nature (and its statistically more likely to than not), then it's still no good.

    I prefer original RoboCop to last year's remake, and original The Omen to the 2006 remake. In terms of movies, I'm quite like you, actually.
    Movie remakes are rarely any good, alas. They're usually made for the sole purpose of cashing in on nostalgia, so quality of scriptwriting is rarely a top priority. The mid 2000s were particularly bad for this.

    But I feel that some people just don't like new things because they're not the ones they've grown with, and this isn't exactly a good mindset.
    I don't entirely hate the new. What I hate are blatant, continuity-breaking retcons. I grew up knowing that Mew was the "Ancestor of All Pokémon," so, no, I really don't appreciate being told years down the road that what I had seen and read over and over again was wrong and that the title belonged to this Deformed Llama, instead. Either you get continuity right, or you don't bother with the storytelling at all. Otherwise, you're insulting the people who actually care about these things.
  5. BettyNewbie
    4 Days Ago 10:25 AM
    Now, you're just being arrogant. (Sorry!) You can't make somebody accept and like something if they don't want to, that's just a cold, hard fact.

    There are things from the later games that I do like, but if pressed, I will happily and gladly take 2001 Pokémon over 2015 Pokémon any day:

    - Smogon didn't exist
    - Competitive battling was a tiny, easy-to-ignore niche, at the most
    - Natures and the modern IV/EV system didn't exist
    - Annoying, mukty Abilities like Poison Point and Static didn't exist
    - Psychic and Ice types weren't completely worthless
    - Dragon types weren't broken and overpowered
    - There weren't any Dragon Legendaries
    - Salamence, Garchomp, and Haxorus didn't exist
    - The games weren't locked into a repetitive formula
    - Kanto and Johto were still the center of attention instead of completely forgotten
    - The stories, while extremely barebones, were still realistic, relatable and let others fill in the blanks instead of haphazardly attempting mythology and worldbuilding
    - The Deformed Llama didn't exist
    - Cynthia didn't exist
    - Steven didn't exist
    - Kris still existed
    - Red still had black hair, and Blue still had brown hair
    - Sabrina and Clair still looked like strong, powerful women and not fanservicey bimbos
    - Lance still looked like a vibrant, sexy young man and not a tired, crusty 50 year old
    - People still knew who Lorelei and Agatha were
    - Giovanni's redemption at the end of RBY hadn't been insultingly retconned (and he wasn't wearing a damn fedora)
    - Jessie and James still existed in the games

    ...Which is why ROM hacks are awesome. I can have all of the good things about the later games without any of the bad stuff. Perfect!

    Based your your comments about both Pokémon and Windows, you're obviously the kind of person who always embraces the new, no matter what. I don't think we'll ever see eye-to-eye on that.
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  7. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 07:19 PM
    Well, many consider BW to have a good story, and unlike DPP and XY, those games had a more realistic, character-driven story that wasn't centered around mythology and worldbuilding.

    And, while the stories of the first two Gens were extremely barebones and barely existent, what was there was fairly realistic and had real life parallels. Players were left to fill in the blanks themselves, which isn't a bad thing at all.
  8. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 05:18 PM
    Because, Mew forbid (Ha!) fans draw their own conclusions from the text and try to make sense of an otherwise sloppy, inconsistent, and poorly-written canon. We must blindly follow Word of God and accept bad writing, no matter what.
  9. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 02:57 PM
    Mythology is a part of religion, not science.

    That's all just a bunch of coincidences. It's like saying the Pokémon that were reborn into Raikou, Entei and Suicune were Eevees because their types match the types of the original eeveelutions.
    That also makes sense. Raikou and Jolteon are both fast, frail Special Attackers with minimal movepools, Entei and Flareon are both slow Physical Attackers with Special-oriented movepools, and Suicune and Vaporeon are both slow, bulky Special-oriented Water types that can learn Ice moves naturally despite not being part Ice. The Hidden Abilities of the Dogs also happen to be the main Abilities of the Eeveelutions (Water Absorb/Volt Absorb/Flash Fire).

    It's hard to incorporate 1st gen facts into the current lore, since after those games they retconned so many things.
    Which is a sign of poor storytelling and really shouldn't be defended. GF really needs to stop trying to worldbuild, because it's obvious that they aren't very good at it.
  10. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 11:50 AM
    I'm not clicking that link. I completely hate the idea of god Pokémon and religion being shoved into these games, and no amount of persuasion will convince me otherwise. Psyduck the Deformed Llama. I don't have to acknowledge it if I don't want to, because I refuse to accept bad storytelling.

    One reason why BW's story was good was because it was a smaller-scale, character driven plot that had real world parallels. It didn't haphazardly attempt worldbuilding and mythology like DPP and XY. (And, to a lesser extent, RSE.)

    Mewtwo is not a 1:1 clone of Mew. It's significantly enhanced. Presumably, the enhancements focused on the strengthening of certain abilities, which resulted in the loss of others. There's no free lunch in genetics.
    Which is why the idea of stronger Pokémon evolving from Mew isn't too farfetched.

    (Speaking of rumors, there's another going around that suggests that Mewtwo was created by splicing Mew's DNA with that of an Alakazam. Like Alakazam, Mewtwo excels in Sp. Attack and Speed while having weaker Defenses, and it's also extremely intelligent and upright-standing. Mewtwo also has a noticeably shallower movepool than Mew.)

    Here's the Ditto theory. It makes a tone of sense, if you ask me.
  11. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 09:49 AM
    I'm not religious but I like fantasy.
    Well, I don't, at least, not the epic, myth-heavy variety. Again, the introduction of god Pokémon was a colossal mistake.

    Lugia and Ho-Oh are stronger than Mew and have own skills that define their mythical status (Aeroblast and Sacred Fire). Also, Mew does learn all the moves that other Pokémon can, but the gameplay limitations mean it can't master techniques exclusive to certain legendary Pokémon. Ho-Oh's Sacred Fire is no longer exclusive, but, since Entei was created from Ho-Oh's power, it makes sense for it to inherit Ho-Oh's exclusive skill.
    Mewtwo is also stronger than Mew, and it's its clone.

    Mew can use the signature moves of Legendaries via Transform and Metronome, and it happens to be the only Pokémon who can learn both naturally. (Plus, there's also the Sketch glitch from Gen 2.) Sure, this is also (sort of) true for other Pokémon like Ditto and Clefairy, but, well, Ditto is widely believed to be a failed clone of Mew (remember that Mewtwo was only the first successful clone, not the first ever), and Clefairy, itself, evolved from Mew.
  12. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 08:59 AM
    I'm fine with Pokémon having a myth of creation. Technically, the "retcon", as you put it, was going on since 2nd gen. Lugia and Ho-Oh had own abilities which couldn't possibly have evolved from Mew.
    You're fine with it because Gen 4 is your favorite Gen ever and think it is superior to all that became before or after.

    (You might also be religious in RL, although I can't prove anything.)

    Explain about Lugia and Ho-Oh.
  13. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 08:08 AM
    Which, basically means the same thing. All Pokémon evolved from Mew, so ergo, no Pokémon would exist without it.
  14. BettyNewbie
    1 Week Ago 01:10 PM
    Psyduck the Deformed Llama. It's a flagrant example of poor storytelling. Why spend so much time emphasizing one Pokémon as "the creator," only to pull a retcon out of your ass 10 years later and give that role to another Pokémon? Especially when the previous Pokémon actually had science behind it, while the new one is 100% religion?

    I can really see why DPP almost made Mateo (and probably several others) quit Pokémon. GF made a grave mistake in trying to introduce religion into the games.
  15. BettyNewbie
    1 Week Ago 03:47 PM
    I don't believe in God. Or, that Deformed Llama.

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  • About Cerberus87
    Basically someone who started playing Pokémon in 1999 and never grew out of it. My first version was Blue, which I still have somewhere but I'm pretty sure my GBC doesn't work anymore anyway.

    I have severe OCD, so when I play I make up some "conditions" for my teams. Usually, my Pokémon's names must all start with different letters (used to mean that the Pokémon's *actual* names should start with different letters, so no Houndoom and Heracross together, but since I nickname I've made this condition more flexible), there must be no repeated types, and their general sizes can't be too different (a somewhat flexible condition). Yes, I'm weird like that. My ID also can't contain numbers I hate, so I restart the game until I have desired ID.

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