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  1. machomuu
    September 25th, 2012 1:44 PM
    I'm not disrespecting it, I'm simply pointing out what is done. The games are made to be simple RPGs with great accessibility; that's pokemon, and I see nothing wrong with that (It does have complex mechanics (such as breeding and EV training), though). I don't see any disrespect in that, it's like saying I'm disrespecting Kingdom Hearts or Metal Gear Solid for calling them convoluted; I'm not, it's their convolution is what makes them great. Pokemon's the same way, I don't think I, in any way, disrespected Pokemon or its creators. As far as my true opinion goes, I haven't said anything negative towards the series in this post or the last.

    And I think you're misunderstanding my point about canon. Pokemon is an intentionally vague series, and I could give several examples that support that theory. Taking advantage of that vagueness is what gives people freedom in roleplays. For instance, in the thread, there was little to no evidence, and if there was what one would call "evidence", then it was certainly refutable; people were just throwing around theories. Saying the series isn't vague would be hard to support, especially since they most likely do that on purpose as well (and if you feel that the "vagueness theory" is what is disrespectful, I'd disagree there, as well). It is, after all, a great way of maintaining simplicity. Obviously contradicting canon isn't good to do in roleplay, but you know what? Contradicting canon isn't good at all (except when creating something where it intentionally creates its own laws that contradict those of the source material). That's basic knowledge, not something one needs to be told. However, if evidence isn't irrefutable then it's not necessarily breaking canon. You can't tell me I'm wrong if I say that eggs are created from the coagulated blood from to pokemon, reason being that there's no existing contradictory evidence to support it or refute it. Now let's use a relevant example, the gun theory. Saying that a gun would not hurt a pokemon is theory, even if you correlate it to actual moves, it is not fact. Similarly, the opposite is true, and without an established set of laws of physics (and various other factors and variables), it's impossible to prove (and at the same time, impossible to disprove). Sure, one can argue it as much as they want, but it is impossible to come up with an answer that will be fact.

    But as I said, I like pokemon, and the things I don't like about it, as far as I remember, I haven't revealed (at least, not on this forum). The things I have stated (being the things above) are not only the things that make the games so popular and accessible, but also what Taijiri wanted them to be (as is implied by his comments about the games and how they came into existence).
  2. machomuu
    September 24th, 2012 1:16 PM
    Regarding the thread, I just got too passionate about things I may or may not have felt at the time, and despite the fact that I mentioned logic several times...well, I misrepresented my feelings about logic, how logic is supposed to be looked at. I wrote a lot, and thus I was impulsive, I'd say that is one of my fatal flaws. The reason goes back to evidence...no, it goes back to the vagueness of pokemon. I impulsively said that, due to the vagueness and the inconsistencies, Pokemon does not follow logic. That was a mistake, and it's not at all true.

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde doesn't follow any logic, it truly epitomizes chaos, a simple lack of care and order. Pokemon, is different; but it's not so much vague as it is intentionally disregarding relaying info, and there's a good reason for it. Pokemon is an RPG that relies mostly on turn-based combat and the travel of a child (or a youth, in the case of Toko and Toya)on a journey to defeat the Pokemon League. It's a Turn Based Game that emphasizes the gameplay aspects rather than the world itself, many games are like this (such as the early Final Fantasy games, and really, a bunch of RPGs). Pokemon prides itself in its apparent simplicity, and its not so much that it's immature that it doesn't go into detail about this (it does, in various Pokedex entries), but it's that simplicity, that accessibility factor (which is largely why the games are so popular with kids) that gives the RPGs their charm (or their popularity, given your viewpoint).

    That's what I was referring to when I was talking about RPs, though again, I misrepresented my true feelings. Pokemon is indeed vague in various subjects, but not wrongly so, and it is because of that vagueness that we, as RPers, truly have freedom. We're not bound by matters to distinct, and many aspects are open to interpretation. We can theorize, make certainties that aren't necessarily fact. Like, what do pokemon actually do when they have eggs? One person could say they have sex, and another could say that, say, they extract blood from each other and that blood reacts and creates an egg. Neither of them are necessarily right, but they may not be wrong, either; and I know that that's very basic knowledge, but the reason I say this is because it really makes no difference if someone doesn't have solid, definitive proof that what they're saying is irrefutably true (well, there's another reason, actually). It is because of that that, with pokemon specifically, people can have as much fun as they want with it (in terms of imagination and the like, but can also refer to playing the games as well), because there is so much about the series that is subject to change (and interpretation).

    So yeah, those are my real thoughts on what was originally mentioned for just two paragraphs. I have no trouble with following canon, mainly because I spend a lot of time on wikis that I like when I look something up, and I'm not one to break canon very often (though I'm certainly not in the canon police, but I will call someone out on canon breaking due to my Ace Attorney fetish). As I said, my impulsive nature (in posting) is really my biggest (internet) flaw.

    In fact, it often gets me into some pretty crappy situations, especially since, as much as I like to deny it, I care far, FAR too much about what others think. I'm not insecure, and I don't know if I'd call it "caring"...I guess it's because I have a tendency to overthink things. A lot. It's great when it comes to things like philosophy and reviewing, but it's terrible when it comes to pretty much everything else. That's the reason I didn't come online yesterday, I really couldn't stop thinking about the discussion...and that's really the reason I had it cut short (well, the biggest reason). It really ruins a day. Playing Dot Hack GU (<3) intently helped, but even then I kept thinking about it. It's a big problem, considering I love discussions and the like. Actually, it's really the biggest reason I don't debate things with you, because the debates don't usually end well. I guess you could say that I'm sensitive, in that sense. It's something I'm getting better at dealing with, and I didn't feel the "pain" (if I can even call it that) from the last discussion that I usually do...not as much, at least. But really, I feel that the pain is felt most when I'm alone in my venture, when there are others who agree (or don't) that don't voice their opinions and views; that's why I said, a few months ago, that if you need any help you should just call on me. You shouldn't be driven away from legit and deep discussion because of ignorance, narcissism, and stubbornness, and the offer still stands. Enjoy your life, deprive you of something that should be so equally offered to everyone; just remember that you have friends that are willing to help you out, even if they're just strangers from the internet.

    ...Dear God, I wrote a lot. Sorry for ruining your profile page...'
  3. ShinyDiamond
    September 23rd, 2012 1:40 PM
    What are me & Pink suppose to post now? We've started our interaction with you.
  4. ShinyDiamond
    September 22nd, 2012 11:49 PM
    Yes, she interacted with Valorie too. I still can't believe you & Wolf ignored our posts... -.-
  5. machomuu
    September 22nd, 2012 4:01 PM
    I honestly don't understand why you don't visit the main forum. Before I did, but you're far to opinionated to remain in the RP forum; heck, I am too, but I have to restrain myself from going to the main parts of the forum (for various reasons). You really should go there, because no one, not even me, is willing to discuss something so unrelated to general roleplay, even if it's for the sake of genuine discussion. Such opinions aren't meant to be kept to oneself, especially being as controversial as they are.
  6. ShinyDiamond
    September 22nd, 2012 12:32 PM
    Did you even read my last post, including Pink's?
  7. ShinyDiamond
    September 22nd, 2012 12:16 PM
    -.- I interacted with Valorie. Who else did she interact with? I see no word involving Kilik whatsoever.
  8. machomuu
    September 20th, 2012 6:27 PM
    Hey, Ms. East Coast, it's 10 PM, you need to go to sleep soon; PC will be here tomorrow.
  9. Zet
    September 18th, 2012 7:47 PM
    I'd keep Yellow all to myself :3
  10. Zet
    September 18th, 2012 3:48 PM
    I didn't know it could still change images! :o

    I saw the one with Yellow popping out of the computer screen.
  11. World King
    September 18th, 2012 7:11 AM
    World King
    Hey, you.
  12. Zet
    September 18th, 2012 6:36 AM
    That's... certainly a unique signature :o
  13. machomuu
    September 14th, 2012 6:26 PM
    ...In that case, I'd consider getting a Co-GM for Fallout. These Sandbox RPs take quite a bit of moderation and effort, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get someone else to help out with it.
  14. machomuu
    September 14th, 2012 3:36 PM
    Exactly, remember, you come first in all of this. Everything else should come second, if you don't take care of yourself...well, your essentially helping no one. That said, I don't think that you should take care of yourself simply for the sake of others, you have to set aside some love and care for the sake of pure self-respect. That segues into my next question, are you GMing any RPs other than those on PC?
  15. machomuu
    September 14th, 2012 2:43 AM
    I don't think you need to do that; after all, you practically brought up a generation of RPers, already, directly or otherwise. You made a guide that is still one of the best and most in-depth apparatus one can go to for Roleplaying tips, in a sense, it's a real hand holder (I probably wouldn't be that good of a roleplayer without it). Not only that, but you go further out of your way to help people in need via in the discussion thread, and even those posts are rather sizable, and then there are all of the apprentices you molded into respectable roleplayers; those are some pretty big achievements.

    I'd agree about PC suffering from muse problems, but you're doing too much, already. People already know who you are and how helpful you are, and the impression you've made on PC's RP community; this is one case where I'd actually say you've no need to strive towards motivating others or raising morale. You've already got a lot on your plate, leave PC's improvement to us.

    ...Granted, I do realize that I'm actually telling to do less of what you love to do, and really it's not my place to say this, I don't feel that you should do something such as this out of obligation, and it'd definitely free up time for other things you may be interested in (or sleep or school) if you did take time off from PC or visited less.

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  • About PkMnTrainer Yellow
    I'm Marin, a dedicated roleplayer and gamer. I also arrange video game music in various styles (mostly 8 bit, SNES style, or orchestral) as a hobby. I was born with a crippling social-mental disability that pretty much caused a trainwreck of problems the moment I set foot in a public school. Luckily, I've since had the opportunity to get diagnosed and get the help I needed to... compensate for my limitations to some degree. Emphasis on the fact that I was never really cured in any sense of the word.

    Needless to say, I have quite the life story that has left me with a lot of... interesting quirks. I won't assume you want to hear about any of that, though. I have a natural fondness for the English language and have been told, and I wouldn't disagree with them, that I seem to have an abnormally high understanding of vocabulary.

    If you had to ask me, and I had to put all my modesty aside and answer in an objective manner though, I'd say my greatest strength is probably perseverance.

    I consider myself a very social person, and I'm all about love n' hugs and *cough*pwning noobs and stealing their lunch money*Clears throat* stuff like that. (...Some people aren't. o-o;)
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Posted April 27th, 2012 at 11:05 PM by PkMnTrainer Yellow Comments 0
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Mini-Hack: How to get PC thread updates via RSS!

This guide is a neat little hacking trick to make Blogger send you RSS updates of your subscribed threads on PC. It's useful when you want instant updates in your RP threads, though I'm afraid there's no practical way to get updates of just RP threads without simply unsubscribing to any non-RP threads.

1) Create a new blog at Blogger
2) Changing your Blogger Settings
A) Basic Settings
B) Enabling

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 9:35 PM by PkMnTrainer Yellow Comments 0
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Marin's Guide to Roleplayer's Etiquette

(Please note that this article contains multiple examples that assume a pokemon roleplay. All concepts found here are universal however and still apply.)

1) Competitive vs Cooperative Mindset
2) Interacting with other roleplayers
A) Post Order and Bunnying
B) Combat, God Modding, and Character Death
C) Dealing with disagreements
D) Meta-Gaming and Pre-Planning
E) Post Length

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