I'll join since I have that shiny charmander in the bag haha. I'll be doing it on fire red;).
Currently 1k random encounters exactly for shiny nidoran male. I do hope I don't get jigglypuff or spearow since I already have them (transferred on another file lol). I have a feeling it will take very long:(.
I dunno how much you'd like me to fill you in but I won't bother you with less than 1k random encounters haha xD. Also I defeated brock so I have my 1st gym badge. But I won't proceed to the 2nd gym until I find nidoran (or another shiny) :D.
How many SR's did you do already? Or you don't count them?:p