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  1. Schwann
    January 8th, 2013 8:29 PM
    God, the evolutions...I hope they don't screw up with this gen. :| I don't like any of the final evos in gen V. And I think Emboar got the most hate because it was the third Fire starter to get slapped with the Fighting second type. Ugh.
  2. Schwann
    January 8th, 2013 8:13 PM
    The froggie is cute tho!! And yeah, much better than last gen it seems. XD
  3. Schwann
    January 8th, 2013 8:07 PM
    This is probably the first time I've actively participated in discussing a new game. I stayed away from Platinum, HGSS, BW, and BW2 stuff, if that tells you how long I've avoided it. XD I'm actually excited for once. :3 And I do liek foxez!
  4. Squirrel
    January 8th, 2013 5:51 PM
    Ahahahah oh god your signature. xD
  5. MichaelSK16
    January 8th, 2013 5:36 PM
    I'm personally becoming more of a 360 guy. I used to have a PS3 and a Wii. I've sort of given up MMOs, but still stay in contact with people I've met via MMO.

    As for my favorite generation, I like gen III best because it was the first region that felt like mine. I was still a little too young when gen II came out. Plus some of my favorite pokemon have come out of gen 3. Yeah, you're right though. From the little that's been revealed about VI, it looks pretty awesome.
  6. Patrick
    January 8th, 2013 4:42 PM
    Well, don't sweat it. Overall, I think you'll come around only when you want to anyway. Some people find it hard to find enough motivation for a long time, but hey, there's no reason to practice on your own time when you can. No one has to see what you sketch. I think that's just a motivation method to keep artists drawing, like on tumblr or other blogs. It... doesn't work for me, though.

    I do like the colors, very fall like, and it matches the new youtube video (which I haven't seen yet, but noticed). But I think I like the old scheme a little more, even if I don't exactly remember what colors were used. This one might be better, I wouldn't rely on my scattered memory too much.
  7. JollyRoger25
    January 7th, 2013 7:20 PM
    Oh, yeah I'm sorry. My computer crashed, right now I'm on my IPod, so yeah, the sprites that I was doing were lost, I'm soo sorry.
  8. MichaelSK16
    January 6th, 2013 6:34 PM
    Hi there~
    I want to thank you for the warm welcome and am glad to see somebody who likes Owl City as well. As for the rest of my music, most of the stuff I listed is either older (Bon Jovi and the Stones) or unpopular so it doesn't surprise me that you don't know much of them lol.
    I think we have a lot in common in that we may seem outwardly deceptive. I often don't show much emotion (unless I'm playing a sport for my school, in which case I can be totally hot-headed) and that can lead to looking less-than-sociable despite the opposite being the truth.

    Your love for animals is pretty cool. I'm fascinated by animals, but could never bring myself to dedicate myself to them like that. I don't have it in me. I commend you for that.

    As for SSB, I was an avid Brawler before I traded my Wii in (still adapting to that) I was always Fox or Pit. Now I just stick with Melee, where I use Fox and Zelda.

    You said you're interested in video games. Are you just into console-based games? MMOs? Which generation of Pokemon games is your favorite? Sorry if my question-asking is overwhelming.

    Thanks again for the welcoming~

  9. Patrick
    January 6th, 2013 2:17 PM
    The latter is really, really, really, really, really time consuming if you want to do it the "right" way. Which, to me, is the only way. Still, sometimes it has a payoff.

    As for illustration, what exactly are you stuck on? You should, if you have anything, post something to the A & D board, and maybe you could get some helpful feedback. :) I mean, no pressure, I can understand if you'd rather not, I'm not trying to plug that part of the forum.
  10. Patrick
    January 6th, 2013 12:15 PM
    What are you looking to do? Illustration, or animation?
  11. Patrick
    January 4th, 2013 11:17 AM
    Oh, and finally, that Crayon Dragon animation is great. :) I need to check that out again on YouTube where it'll probably be less choppy. Looks like a student film (Calarts), which explains why it's almost better looking than everything on TV right now.
  12. Patrick
    January 4th, 2013 11:11 AM
    So the first time we went to the Pokemon Center was probably like, 2001, 2002, something like that. That's why it's going to be a little hazy, but here's what I remember was different. The figurines on the ground floor may have started against the wall in the picture, but I definitely remember it being against the wall to the right of that picture. And it had ALL OF THEM. All 251 at the time Pokemon. I regret not buying more. I remember that's where I got my Parasect, Horsea and Flaaffy at the least, though. The ground floor was also more for trinkets, shirts, stationary, school supplies and odd paraphernalia. I mentioned cookware and china. Yes, you could totally deck out your kitchen with Pokemon towels, mugs, plates, etc. I bought this in that section:


    I also regret being young and poorer here too, because there was a REALLY cute scene of the "Cooking Club" preparing something on some of the china, and I collect Nido stuff to display my site. I wish I had it so I could show Nidoqueen's involvement, but everyone else was in good form too IIRC. Anyway, I also bought a bread cutter with Pikachu, Pichu and Chikorita patterns. Can be used for cookies, too. :)

    The cutouts in the stairwell were Pokemon, obviously. The top floor, dolls everywhere. From HUGE dolls like this Lapras one to small, chibified plushies. Toys such as a talking Pikachu that wiggles his nose. My sister got that one, it was adorable. I bought I believe a Cyndaquil mini plush, Totodile (really cute), Wobbuffet, and a large life size Chikorita plush (to compliment my life size Bulbasaur I already had). I also bought a Vulpix hollow plastic something or other there. Also, I think every english published Pokemon book ever was there. The Viz comics of Pokemon Adventures, the one based more on the anime, and even the lesser remembered Pokemon Tales (the cute stories) and Magical Pokemon Journey with the talking Pokemon (my sister got that, too). I'm sure Let's Find Pokemon was also in the mix. You could also buy possibly every episode of the anime as well, of course in VHS (and maybe DVD) collections. You could also buy bookbags and stuff. OH OH, and the Pokemon Mini was there, too. I bought that as well, yup. :)

    Oh my God, it was so cool. It was like Pokemon heaven, and what a time to be there too. I was younger and a bigger Pokemon fan, and there was so much more to offer. I feel like even if the store remained the same, I'd feel left out today because I haven't been involved with Pokemon since the Advanced Generation. Even 251 was a reasonable number compared to whatever it is now. But at least the magic would be there for younger people. Now I think it just kind of sucks for everybody unless you're eight or nine.

    Oh right, and they played Pokemon music over the speakers. There was probably alot of trivia based stuff, too. I wonder if we ever got those photos developed, man that would help so much, and probably rush in a wave of nostalgia.

    I imagine that the stores in Japan are like this, too, but hopefully way bigger, and hopefully house more than just the latest two generations. It probably houses even more useless merchandise like Pokemon toilet paper and show horns. Still, it's worth seeing. I know Japan doesn't really give a hoot about Nidos in the grand scheme, but I'd still like to hope there's something there I haven't already imported.

    So there you go. That was the Pokemon Center, as best as I can recall until I find those pictures, which requires me taking a trip back to Chicago. n_n;
  13. Patrick
    January 4th, 2013 10:33 AM
    Well, let me tell you. It's a magical place with Pokemon goods as far as the eye can... actually I'm just joking with you. :P I can't remember how the Pokemon Center looked very much anymore. The Nintendo Store has the same layout, though, so I'll use that as a template.

    There's two floors, but the store itself is relatively small (about the size of a fast food restaurant, maybe a double decker McDonalds or something). The ground floor of the Nintendo store is still dedicated to Pokemon. As you go upstairs, you'll set cutouts or something of various Nintendo characters, probably all Mario, I can't remember. Then it's got Kirby plushies to the exact right of the stairwell. Normally, this'd be a great thing for me, except they were all based on that terrible anime. Next. Immediately right past the Kirb-dolls is a display case of either game cartridges of all the Nintendo systems, or the systems themselves. In the area in front of that, shirts and bookbags, same junk you can get at Target/Walmart/Hot Topic/Toys R Us. Left of the staircase was some gaming booths, I saw SSBM was one of them, I suppose they may hold tourneys. Straight ahead was a place to buy actual games, nothing special. I think there may still have been a place for Pokemon comics, but mostly the Viz publications.

    The ground floor, Pokemon plushies near the stairs, figurines against the back wall, more plushies surrounding this circle like table in the center where I think you could playtest the newest Pokemon game, whatever that was like two years ago. Also, they play Nintendo game music while you're in the store. I picked up on something from The LoZ. Seeing as this trip took place the summer of 2011, I didn't get a lot out of it aside from a Mew and Lapras plushie because everyone else was unfamiliar Pokemon wise to me (and again, didn't like what the Kirby stuff was based off of). Oh yeah, and somewhere in there was a Nintendopoly board game, which I only recalled because it also used the terrible anime designs for Kirby references.

    My sister warned me that the store was nothing special. She was in NYC for an internship, and had already checked it out. We were both there before when we were younger and it was the Pokemon Center, so I believed her. Still, I wanted to see the changes for myself. I met up with her and my dad later, and she really couldn't wait to get the look of indifference on my face on camera when we walked in. It's so very mediocre it's not even funny. The Toys R Us in Times Square is way better, and has a video game section nearly identical to the Nintendo Store, but better in the sense that it's not just Nintendo.

    Well, here's a picture of the exterior, anyway. Ignore Nidoran. :P

    See the back wall that says "Pokemon"? That's where the figurines are. And that "thing" next to the stairs is one of the plushie kiosks.

    I'll contrast all this to the original Pokemon Center in a different message.
  14. Patrick
    January 3rd, 2013 1:16 PM
    I don't mind middle of the road weather either, except that I dislike insects in general. I need to have fall through early spring as a reprive, or else they'll drive me mad (well, not really but still). Is it true about having a lot of gators the further south you go, though?

    One thing my family tries to encourage in us is to do a lot of traveling, even outside the country, to broaden our horizons and our perspectives. And also, it's just sort of fun. I might not recall every state I've ever been to, but I've been to several. I think NYC and Chicago are still my favorite cities overall, though I think London and Paris was an interesting change of pace. I still want to travel to Japan, mostly just to get a cultural perspective. I think dropping by a Pokemon Center wouldn't hurt either if I'm close. Anything's better than the Nintendo Store in NYC, and I've actually been there before when it was still the US Pokemon Center. It was undeniably better that way because of the broader amount of merchandise (cookware! Yay!). Having to cater to a lot of franchises means it's now mostly shirts, some plushies and games you could buy at Target or GameStop or online.
  15. Patrick
    January 3rd, 2013 11:01 AM
    Hey Courage,

    I just got here a little more than a month ago, I think I really liked the international airport the most. Aha, that really just means I've haven't seen a whole lot, but I think the palm trees and little lizards are kind of cool. I'm in Orlando near Winter Park, so I dunno if you have the same general type of ecology where you're at (though I doubt it'd differ all that much).

    I used to live near Chicago in IL, so I'm used to cold weather, and have a preference to it. The one thing I miss most of all is winter and all that comes with it. It was my favorite season. I dunno how to feel about a 365 day summer, heheh.

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    I consider myself, often reserved from the crowd and often serious-looking. However i greatly enjoy making freinds even tho it may not look like it. Just as i hope to make many freinds here.

    I took a few pokemon personality tests and found a couple that made me go...holy cow thats acurate!! ya go~
    I'm born in June on the 20'th. I love animals and aim to be a zoologist. My favorite animals are wolves, bears, and dragons. I love just about everything about dragons. My most favorite movie ever is Dreamworks: How to Train Your Dragon. Its also one of my favorite book series too! Second favorite movie would be Guardians of the Galaxy and Brother Bear.

    I consider myself a semi-competitive battler, frequently prowling the servers of Pokemon Online for a good battle, but i dont participate in any real world tournaments.

    I volunteer at Animal Shelters, and very much enjoy video games.

    I am an aspiring Super Smash Bros Brawl player whos constantly trying to improve on the feild of battle. My main is Yoshi. I also use King Dedede and Falco. Not sure of who to main in Smash4.
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