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January 14th, 2015 03:29 PMBettyNewbieQuote:I'm a bit of the opposite because I love to see how worlds are built. Which is why the way Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof handled Lost after JJ Abrams left the boat disappointed me a lot. They included time travel and magic in something that, they promised, was supposed to be fully explainable through scientific means. And some things were left without explanation.
Quote:Who's that blonde girl in the first pic? Also, the third one probably has a wrong link.
The third link was supposed to be N/Hilda. I have NO idea how it went bad.
Quote:I know, know, Jacob is the better match for Bella, but I'm team vampire even if Edward is a complete asshole who treats Bella like his plaything.
Quote:It's rumored that Bella is actually Meyer's self-insert. But so much of Meyer's beliefs were inserted into the series, not just Bella. Meyer is a mormon and a conservative and made her main characters behave as such (no premarital sex, no abortion of the baby which was obviously hurting Bella, and so on).
Yeah, the conservative, retrograde messages of Twilight are very obvious, which is why those books are all the more dangerous. Girls as young as 10 are picking them up and learning that Edward and Bella are the "ideal" relationship, which does have serious consequences for them in the real world. Unlike in fiction, your love won't save the "Bad Boy."
Quote:Also, it's funny how Lance has a bit of a change of heart in GSC. In RBY, he comes off as a bit arrogant, even. But in GSC he matured and is a gentle, understanding Champion. Perhaps his defeat at both Red and Blue's hands humbled him?
Looking back, my headcanon of Lance quitting the League after Gen 2 to settle down with Lorelei actually fits pretty well with the games. Unlike two certain other Champions, Lance hasn't been seen or heard from outside of his introductory regions. He only appeared in Gens 3 and 4 because of remakes, and he was only in Gen 5 because of the PWT (which, at this point, probably isn't canon). He never saw him cameo in any other regions, nor did we hear of his whereabouts.
Since we never saw or heard of him again, he must've gone to GF's designated No Man's Land, the Sevii Islands. And, why would he go there? I'll give you one guess. And, when you have a man and a woman deeply in love, there will usually be children. Seeing as a certain Rocket Grunt from Gen 2 is shown having settled down and with a child in BW, as many as 10 years could have passed between Gens 2 and 5, more than enough time for Lance and Lorelei to become parents. And children take time, especially if you're the stay-at-home parent, like I write Lance. Plus, he still has his "scaly babies" to tend to, which also takes time. And, if he got into activist work like I write him, that's another chunk of his time being spent on something that isn't battling.
In short, Lance hasn't been seen or heard from outside of Gens 1 and 2 because his priorities changed. Perfect for me!
Quote:That episode should've been a full length movie, actually. Sticking the Groudon/Kyogre battle into the anime was a terrible decision. Just because it worked with Lugia didn't mean it would work again.
Quote:I like the idea of Adventures. But it does stray a bit too far from the games.
January 14th, 2015 02:17 PMBettyNewbieQuote:But I hate the Fairy type for its lack of sense, and concern with balance. Why is it weak to Poison? Why is it strong against Dragon? It's just because of the "metagame" and the fact Poison only had one advantage in the past. It's not because water douses fire and fire burns grass.
As for Poison, well, fairies are traditionally connected to nature, which makes them vulnerable to pollution (also related to the technology/nature conflict).
The Fairy Type can also be seen as Pokémon's version of "good magic," hence its strengths against evil (Dark Type) and monsters (Dragon Type). Think of the good knight slaying the evil dragon...
I like the Fairy Type. It adds depth to the series, and does a good job of mixing things up... Just like Dark and Steel did.
Quote:Speaking of Blissey, it (and Chansey) can somehow learn the move Wish. It doesn't seem incompatible with it, either. However, did you know it can only learn Wish in an NYPC 3rd gen event? Which means, to have a legal Blissey with Wish in a 6th gen cart, you need to have had the luck of attending the event (because wifi didn't exist back then) and transferring Chansey all the way across gens, which means you must have two DS Phat/Lite (one to transfer from 3rd to 4th gen and both to transfer from 4th to 5th gen), a 3DS and Pokémon Bank. To sum it up, it's a ridiculously rare Pokémon.
Yet Smogon lists Wish Blissey as one of the standards.
By Smogon's logic, if it's obtainable somehow, it's legal (illegal move combinations notwithstanding). They don't care if it was available, for example, in a Japanese exclusive 3rd gen event released to just a select few people and you have to do all that transferring mumbo jumbo to get it in the most up to date gen. If you can somehow obtain it, it's game in Showdown. It's a warped logic that's very toxic to the game IMO. In fact, it makes Showdown its own game rather than Pokémon anymore.
Quote:I don't really like Yellow tbh... And I think FRLG were supposed to be remakes of RB like ORAS are remakes of RS. So no specific Emerald bits. They could make an event revolving Pikachu and Team Rocket in the postgame, but, with the way te anime is, I don't know if it would be still relevant. It's best to let the games and the anime stay separate. Red is the weakest Champion in the B2W2 PWT by far because of Pikachu.
My friend at another site came up with a good RB remake idea that included Yellow elements:
Quote:My personal wants for a Gen 1 remake would be paired versions incorporating the elements of Yellow. For names, perhaps InfernoRed and SolarGreen/HydroBlue, or it could also be BlastRed and FrenzyGreen/HydroBlue (I personally think IRSG sounds better). My main wants for it would be:
*Sevii Islands majorly expanded
*Leaf as a 3rd rival, introduced as the PC's sister, and chooses the 3rd starter. Role filled by Red if you choose Leaf. Final battle with them in front of the Pokemon League, afterwards they can be rematched in Pallet Town daily, and also assists you in the postgame storyline.
*Pokemon following you (Limited to Pikachu, the Kanto starters, Kanto/Johto Legendaries, Deoxys, the Hitmon's, Clefairy line, Jigglypuff line, Dragonite line, Eeveelutions, Kanto fossils, Lapras, Snorlax, Togepi line, Tyranitar line?)
*Naval Rock as an actual postgame location
*Fleshed out Mew and Mewtwo backstories
*Mew/Mewtwo plays a major role in the postgame storyline. There's a storyline quest (could be an event) post-Sevii that allows you to encounter Mew in Vermillion City (wink wink) and then pursue it around Kanto, finally battling it at Mt. Silver.
*Mt. Silver as a major postgame location (Could also show us why Red/Leaf are on Mt. Silver)
*Hoenn's Battle Frontier in the Sevii Islands (Or a totally new Kanto facility, Battle Mansion or Battle Laboratory?)
*Several NPC's always have a Pokemon following them (Blue's Eevee, which will become a member of his team alongside his normal starter, TRio's Meowth, Giovanni's Persian, Red/Leaf's Pikachu/Jigglypuff)
*TRio, but actually important to the storyline and appears past Silph. Become a double battle
*In-game event in Viridian Forest allowing you to capture a Pikachu. Pikachu holds a Light Ball and refuses to evolve.
*All new pre-evo's/evo's added to Kanto dex, plus some Pokemon from Johto, and rarely from Hoenn and Sinnoh when needed (for types like Ghost for example)
*Moss Rock in Viridian Forest, Ice Rock as Seafoam Islands
*Pokemon like Magnazone can evolve in Silph Co and the Power Plant
*VS Seeker and Fame Checker return (FC actually has a reward this time, not sure what it could be. Maybe the ability to customize your character with the appearance of other NPC's, maybe even other PCs?)
*Pikachu caught in Viridian can learn Surf (Maybe it could be version dependent, Surf in FireRed and Fly in LeafGreen)
*Pikachu's Beach/Flying Pikachu game appear/return
*Lugia's connection to the Legendary Birds is expanded
*Pokemon Amie/Super Training/PSS
*GB sounds available as an option
January 13th, 2015 12:18 AMBettyNewbieQuote:It means you're more a fan of character development than worldbuilding. I remember the two camps were firmly opposites among Lost fans.
I'm having to do more character development in my WIP because I don't have the dedication to worldbuild. Ideally, they should be balanced, and I like to have "rules" to follow, but many writers don't even follow their onw rules... Guess I need to play more RPG.
Quote:Twilight is my guilty pleasure. I love watching the movies and laughing at them. But I couldn't stomach the first book. Gave up quite early. Bella is too "fascinated" by Edward to my taste.
And, don't think that this crap hasn't affected Pokémon fandom. The number one reason these three ships are so popular is because they're literally Pokémon-flavored versions of Twilight--the small, weak younger girl (usually a player character and thus, easy to self-insert into) who tries to win over the (usually older) anti-hero with her "love," even as he treats her and everyone else like dirt.
Horrifyingly, I remember one time reading a Lance/Misty fic (just out of curiosity), and the thing literally read like a Twilight fic that had Pokémon names subbed in. The author portrayed Lance as this cold, emotionless brooder and wrote entire paragraphs about how hard and ripped his body was. Meanwhile, Misty was this nervous, weak, wet mop of a character who was constantly getting herself into trouble and always needing to be saved. And, I must point out that these were supposed to be the ANIME versions of these characters, aka. this fiery redhead and this sweet, caring guy. Ugh...
Quote:Well, that would be an interesting end for Lance, and I admit that retiring at your peak is very tempting. I'd probably do the same, lol.
I see him as having accomplished a lot by the time he was in his early 20s (almost to the point of him being robbed of a normal adolescence) and more than ready to settle down and take a break, as suggested by his post-battle GSC dialog:
"…It’s over. But it’s an odd feeling. I’m not angry that I lost. In fact, I feel happy. Happy that I witnessed the rise of a great new Champion!"
Quote:I thought Archer was underdeveloped in HGSS. He gets props for using Houndoom, but they could've added so much more into his character (as they did with the other admins). Drayano's Sacred Gold/Storm Silver hack features Archer more prominently, but you probably wouldn't like it because it's much harder than vanilla HGSS.
Interesting hack, although I'm not too keen on the "hard" ones.
Quote:Oh, that's so true! I haven't followed the anime, so I didn't realize it. Even Clair appeared, but not Lance. But the anime sadly ignores Lance's relation to Clair. I heard their family relationship is only canon in the games.
January 12th, 2015 11:01 PMBettyNewbieQuote:I think Fairy would ruin Dragonite. And Altaria fans would be pissed.
There's some cool fan ideas floating around. I love how they both take cues from Dragonair's design.
Quote:I've never seen Clefable as a parallel to Blissey. They play quite different. Currently, Blissey is actually outclassed by Chansey! No idea why as I haven't followed the updates much.
LOL at Blissey being outclassed by her pre-evo! This is why Eviolite was a bad idea.
Quote:Flygon has lots of Bug moves but Yanmega would need something like Dragon Pulse to shine.
Quote:I thought the Sinnoh Victory Road was more difficult, but I could be wrong as it's been a while I've played either.
Quote:They went with "accuracy", but really, it was a very unimpressive take on RBY.
Quote:At least Clefable is Fairy now so she's definitely more useful.
January 11th, 2015 10:31 PMBettyNewbieQuote:Why would you write Clair as lesbian? She's a bit strongwilled, but that's it.
Yes, I love inventing (vaguely soapy) backstories for characters. I fully admit it. (If I wrote the games' stories, you'd see a lot more of stuff like this and a lot less of the "save the world" stuff. My Lugia plot is only a taste of how I would handle characterization in my ideal Gen 1 remake.)
Quote:I quite like that you're a feminist who ships characters. I've met some who aren't all too interested in romance.
For example, I actually have Lance quitting his post as Champion after Gen 2 to move in with Lorelei and be a stay-at-home parent to both his dragons and their eventual children. He feels like he's already achieved enough as a trainer (ie. Leader of the Elite Four, Champion, Dragon Master, etc.), and despite his young age, he's already piled up more than enough money to comfortably retire. (He'd rather focus on activist work, anyways. The Red Gyarados ordeal showed him that there were more important things in life than battling.) Plus, he's way better at cooking and housework than Lorelei.
On the flip-side, Lorelei and Archer are portrayed as unhealthy because they were unequal. Archer had little respect for women, and it only worsened as he got involved with Team Rocket, a deeply sexist organization (hence Giovanni handing over the reigns to Archer, himself, instead of Ariana, his ex-wife and longer-time member). He expected Lorelei to be his dutiful, obedient little girlfriend, and got violent when she wouldn't. Him slapping her in the Lugia story was only the E-rated version of how he treated her.
(Of course, if this was all canon, watch dumb fans bash Lance for being a "goody-goody" and Leather Pants Archer into a Bad Boy Woobie who's only a little "misunderstood," because a certain shitty YA series has brainwashed an entire generation of young women into thinking that abuse is hot and romantic. I hate the world, sometimes. )
Quote:My OC was like Brock but he only hit on the nurses and the police girls.
Quote:Indeed. And you even fight Lysandre after the seventh badge, like in the older games. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but, I don't know, it's the way the story was told that was unappealing to me. You can see they tried to go for something deeper, but the execution was bad.
Quote:It's an interesting threshold. The villain loses in the end, but being a villain is being in a position of power. And there's an idea that women can't be evil, too.
Quote:It never make much sense that Lance appeared in Hoenn, but reducing Steven to a COTD was sloppy writing on the anime's part, especially when Wallace is so prominent as to have a cup named after him. The anime tends to handle characters poorly, anyway.
And Cynthia still seems to be invincible in the anime.
And, he especially should've been seen, at least, once in BW. To me, the biggest piece of evidence that the anime wants to erase him from existence is the fact that they had an aspiring Dragon Master in the main cast for three whole seasons (who even had a Dragonite as her ace), and yet, he wasn't seen or even mentioned once. Even more insultingly, they had Iris look up to CYNTHIA as a role model instead of the actual Dragon Master Champion. They even took Iris all the way to Blackthorn City at one point, and again, Lance is completely MIA.
Someone really has it in for his character, and I blame that one horrible Hoenn episode.
January 11th, 2015 09:25 PMBettyNewbieQuote:Yeah, they make a big deal about Scyther evolving and then give Megahorn to Heracross. And also make Ash's Heracross beat a Scizor in the anime (big reason why I hated Heracross back then).
Quote:I don't think Milotic needs to be Fairy type. Dual type is always interesting, but she's fine not being Fairy. Same with Dragonite.
Blissey can go screw herself. Serves her right for outclassing Clefable for so long.
Quote:Flygon is a very weird case. He's supposed to be based on an antlion (a bug), but the way he looks is very dragon like. Even Trapinch isn't a Bug type.
Quote:Recently there's been a trend of people trying to replace hatred for Hoenn's water with hatred for Sinnoh's caves, but Mt. Coronet wasn't near as bad as the Hoenn sea, and all regions have elaborate caves (Johto is one of the best examples).
Quote:All we got was some islands with Johto Pokémon and weird braille to unlock trade with RSE.
Quote:Raichu is either villain or neglected entirely. Makes me wish Clefairy was the mascot (as it was initially planned). But then, Clefable would suffer instead.
January 11th, 2015 01:30 PMBettyNewbieQuote:Well, Alakazam I would probably understand, as it's a bit tricky to get rid of due to his Speed, but Gallade, although powerful, is kinda slow. He could be a gym leader main, but not last E4 main.
Quote:It's more that I had a crush on Karen and turning her into a lesbian would make her into someone unattainable to me. (she's fictional, but you get the point)
(Don't worry, I feel the same way when I see Lance constantly getting paired with other guys.)
Quote:I like romance, too, but I can never imagine characters involved in them... Guess I'm just not much of a shipper.
I never actually made stories with the Pokémon characters, but I did ship my OC with one of the numerous Nurse Joys.
The description of your OC sounds kind of familiar, LOL.
Quote:Yeah, someone unusual, who doesn't look like a Champion. Lysandre was too obviously the villain in XY, and Diantha ended up not making much sense. When you meet her at the league, she's "oh that character from way back in the beginning".
Quote:Most of the female villains are underlings and cute fanservice. In Team Flare, you have lots of admin girls, but they still seem under Xerosic, who's under Lysandre. I think it's some kind of reverse sexism that protects women from being villains, lol. Or even stronger sexism that deems women as not capable.
It seems kind of "feminist" at first glance, but it's actually far from it, and if anything, only further reinforces harmful stereotypes and double standards.
Quote:If you ask me, I think Steven is boring. Wallace seems to be bashed because he stole Steven's place. I prefer Steven as Champion and Wallace as gym leader because Juan was kinda redundant, but Wallace was a little bit harder in Emerald because I chose Torchic.
Another character that Steven fans tend to unfairly bash is Lance. Many hate him for "stealing Steven's spot" and "ruining" a certain infamous anime episode, conveniently forgetting that the episode sucked because of bad writing, bad animation, and executive meddling, not a fictional character; the episode would've stunk just as bad with Steven as it did with Lance. (And, besides, why are they hating his game counterpart for an anime episode?)
Sad thing is that the backlash over the episode may have caused anime Lance to get tossed into the same scrap heap that Porygon and Kadabra currently reside in. That infamous episode was his last anime appearance to date, and he has never been seen or heard from since then, even when it actually would've made sense.
Meanwhile, Steven gets an entire anime special and a slew of ORAS-related marketing that Lance never got with either FRLG or HGSS. Yeah, I'd say Steven turned out pretty well.
January 11th, 2015 12:24 PMBettyNewbieQuote:Makes me wonder if GF thought Fury Cutter was enough (hint: it wasn't).
Scizor had signature move Metal Claw but it was also too weak (barely stronger than Scratch).
Compared to that, Fury Cutter was a big step up. Of course, there was another big step above it, but it was exclusive to your favorite Bug. Damn GF and their favoritism!
Quote:When even Blissey is Fairy like and wasn't touched with the pixilator, I think Dragonite doesn't have a chance.
(people wanted Milotic to be Fairy, too, but it didn't happen either)
Quote:The Dragon type is a bit weird, because we see things like Flygon which isn't a dragon and is more closely related to a bug receive Dragon type, yet Gyarados for example is a Chinese dragon but not Dragon type (only a dragon in spirit).
Quote:It's not. Which is the worst route in GSC? The one between Olivine and Cianwood. Which happens to be the water route. The Hoenn ocean is that multiplied by 10.
Quote:There are some Hoenn fans who hate Zinnia because she "ruined the story" and "stole the show".
Quote:That would be terrible.
Although, I think a Mega Pikachu would only work if it had some kind of uber ability. And, it would make the Light Ball redundant (although that hasn't stopped them from making Mega Latios/Latias).
January 10th, 2015 11:47 AMBettyNewbieQuote:Well, Lucian has Alakazam and Gallade... Both aren't "last E4 member eligible", IMO.
Quote:I don't see how that would work, myself, as there's no canon interaction between them.
I don't think it's unrealistic that Karen and Clair would know each other. Karen's room is right next to that of Clair's own cousin, and you know that Clair probably visits him often.
Quote:I don't ship characters... At all... You have developed your headcanon for Lorelei and Lance pretty well. Is this story older than Archer? (since Archer was created in HGSS)
I think I do recall plotting out a variation of it before HGSS, even giving a name (which I have since forgotten) to Archer's Gen 2 counterpart and setting it on Cinnabar Island and the Orange Islands (because I had only played the original RBY and didn't know about either FRLG or the Sevii Islands).
Quote:Speaking of LGBT representation, some characters in the Japanese BW were the same gender as the player, and there was hint of homoromantic interaction coming from them. The localized versions changed them to the opposite gender, though.
Quote:I think Iris made no sense as Champion. 5th gen had weak Champions IMO. Alder is worse than Ghetsis and Iris is an inferior Lance.
Cynthia's appearance in BW was pure fanservice. She had, like, no reason to be in Unova at all. They could've created a mini-quest for the Undella Bay ruins instead.
You're 100% right about Cynthia. I'm more than glad XY didn't bring her back again (although the same could not be said for Looker, sadly).
Quote:I'd like to see a woman leading the next evil team. Then, to compensate, the Champion could be a man again.
Quote:Yeah, Cynthia is surprisingly undeveloped for someone who is the Champion AND has a recurring role in the story. But other Champions are the same, IMO. I don't see any flaws in Lance, Steven or Wallace, or even Iris. The only Champions who have some kind of significant flaw are Blue and Alder.
- 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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