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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:15 AM
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<33 Thank you Anna for letting me pick an episode~! But yay, I finally got around to watching. From class stress to a sore neck (...again), it's been kinda hard.

Hahaha, I love Max's "are you nuts?" in reaction to Ash telling Pikachu to slice open the watermelon with Iron Tail. May's reactions are pretty priceless, too. Gah, the dub voice actors are really talented... shame they had to be with 4Kids. :( But yeah, moving on!

Somehow Treecko can spit like 200 seeds out in a few seconds from taking a few bites into the watermelon. Totally unrealistic, hahaa. But I gotta say I'm not too big a fan of the CoTD in this episode.. her dub voice is kind of annoying, though her watermelon-painted Electrode was great. Overall this episode was pretty fun but the sudden perfect Bullet Seed at the end seemed kind of random/out of place.
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even though you made me pick it for you <3
Aw no I'm glad you did get to watch it what with all that then!

liveblog as usual
Spoiler:
- whoa whoa it's the other narrator whoa
- unexpected but ok then
- oooh clash of contests and gyms
- yeah those towns are like right next to each other barring the volcano and the desert
- THIS DREAM!
- AG has my favourite opening dub songs
- so the Electrode prevents thieves but also it crushes everything in its wake
- Ash is being shut out haha
- OH
- OH THIS IS
- THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED TO PUT SALT ON WATERMELONS
- I'M SERIOUS
- WOW
- haha Brock, Max, & May are just staring on like "Ash r u srs about this training technique?"
- so many people in the Pokémon universe just overreact
- Natasha's not nearly as bad as I remembered
- them clothes don't look like farmer's clothes
- DOUBLE BATTLE
- YES YES YES
- back when Ash had legit training techniques oh <3
- back when battles were creative oh <3
- why is Electrode just staring at them??
- GIOVANNI FANTASIES
- i like that this episode is just a promotion for watermelons and spitting seed
- hahahahahahaha i'm not funny i know i'll shut up
- Cacnea bot <3
- omg the melon catching was cute



The ending makes me really happy. Like I haven't seen Ash interacting like that with a Pokémon in a long time. Cheering up Treeko but also teasing him and still encouraging him... idk man AG!Ash is just a lot more full of life than BW!Ash.

But you know to me Bullet Seed didn't seem to random? Like through the ep he's still working on it and works sometimes but is kind of a gamble and it you know, shorts out randomly and whatever. But Treeko ended up pretty determined to master that after he lost to Grovyle's and I guess something just clicked when he got angry. I think that actually does happen, with people figuring out something or doing something right when the get irritated or stop thinking about the actual thing too hard. Idk.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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This is only my second episode from 3rd gen. And it is becoming apparent to me just how much Ash and May clash with each other. They fight a fair amount from what I've seen. But this really didn't consume the episode, thankfully, as the matter was quickly resolved.

Team Rocket really seem to have really meager goals in this series, in this instance, they are straight up just trying not to die of starvation. I mean really? You're gonna send a bunch of people on the brink of death flying to their possible doom?

But the main event was Ash showcasing his unique as always means of teaching his Pokemon new moves. This particular instance definitely seemed better than in A Call for Brotherly Love. Something about using something tangible to learn the attack just seems more realistic (yes I realize it's Pokemon and it's not supposed to be realistic).

The Double battle seemed pretty much what I would expect from an Anime battle. Lots of unique uses for attacks, and Ash over using Harden. My biggest issue with this episode is the Watermelon farmer, who just seemed way too awkward for her own good. Sadly, anime has a fair number of characters like this, so it's not Pokemon's fault or nothing, I just had a hard time watching when she got awkward.

Pretty good episode. This week I am voting for A Pyramiding Rage.










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Alright guys, that's it for the week! Glad you all enjoyed the episode~ If you wanna add any comments or ask questions, please kindly take them on over to the AG & BF Discussion Thread. Seriously, I'll talk to you if you post in it. Don't be hesitant.

Our next episode was actually chosen by Luke, because Necrum and I have no idea about DP and figured we should probably watch some of it. So this week we'll be watching A Pyramiding Rage! Bulba link there as usual. Essentially it covers Paul's battle with Pyramid King Brandon. I'm honestly not sure how well this one will work just watching it as a one-off episode because there seems to be some plot floating around, but we'll see! You guys have from May 6 to May 12 to watch and discuss this episode, so get to it~
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Woah that Pyramid is a monster and how come those machines could fly it. By the way a very awesome battle between Paul and Brandon
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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:26 AM
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liveblogging time!
Spoiler:
- well candace is talller with a way higher voice than i would have expected
- how manly is paul holy crap
- zoey's a cutie ain't she!
- i actually really like this theme
- wtf was that title screen tho
- Ash just interrupting Paul's training to brag what you doin kid
- Zoey omg I really like her
- they really translated that as "Ms Senior" WHAT ARE YOU DOING
- Reggie! I like this dude.
- I looked away from the screen for a sec and couldn't tell if Paul or Reggie was speaking in their exchange.
- Reggie tries so hard to get Paul to be social aw
- why is it flying
- what is it doing
- that looked weird as hell
- nope still not liking James & Meowth's voices
- I like his ceiling screen
- wow Brandon's friendlier than I expected!
- speedy exposition there from Brock
- whoa Reggie's got a history
- DP is kickass guys
- "and it's... so huge!" hahahahahahaha I'm a child
- oooh backstory
- look it's a proper battle omg
- james' voice holy hell ;;
- and Ash remembering things what is this!?
- god DP is good
- speedy exposition from the 'dex there
- as if anyone would teach more than one poison move to a Nidoking psh
- i love Nidoking
- oooh Brandon be trash talkin
- this is proper battling innit
- dang Brandon you be curbstomping this boy
- regice still has the creepiest voice ever
- the BGM is making this omg
- this episode seems to have gone by fast as hell
- wow
- that was really good
- appealshipping yepyep
- ooh
- oooh
- i want to watch this more


also have some chat logs. [plasma is necrum yo]
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07:59:52: <plasma> OMG this feels like a real anime
07:59:59: <plasma> The way the characters act
08:00:01: <plasma> >.>
08:00:03: <anna> I KNOW
08:00:11: <anna> DP's looking damn good
08:00:16: <plasma> DPPt is amazing!
08:05:18: <plasma> Holy ****, someone in the show challenged with his eyes like in the game! LMAO!
08:05:58: <anna> hahaha
08:09:55: <anna> dp
08:09:57: <anna> is really
08:10:00: <anna> really
08:10:01: <anna> good
08:10:03: <anna> wow
08:10:14: <anna> you know barring some voice problems
08:17:15: <plasma> Ugh, plot
08:17:24: <plasma> I WANNA KNOE
08:17:27: <plasma> KNOW*
08:17:28: <anna> i want to watch more now!
08:17:34: <anna> ****
08:17:37: <plasma> This was a bad choice!
08:17:39: <plasma> OMG
08:17:43: <anna> we've been captured by DP!
08:17:46: <plasma> WHAT HAS LUKE DONE
08:17:51: <anna> DAMMIT
08:17:57: <anna> I'M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS
08:18:02: <anna> IT'S TERRIBLE
08:18:03: <plasma> We need to watch more DP
08:18:11: <anna> yes yes omg
08:18:23: <plasma> This is the best Pokemon Episode I have ever seen
08:18:25: <anna> it's so good
08:18:35: <plasma> Except that James sounded SO bad
08:18:38: <anna> yeah
08:18:43: <plasma> I am not very happy about that
08:18:48: <anna> me neither
08:18:57: <plasma> But OMG they were in a car like real people!
08:19:00: <anna> but everything else was so good
08:19:18: <plasma> That's literally what I was thinking when that happened
08:19:24: <anna> hahaha
08:19:28: <plasma> Like, when do they ever travel by car?
08:19:48: <plasma> They usually walk everywhere
08:19:52: <anna> god damn bro i just want to watch all of DP now


So yeah. Oh my god. DP is amazing and wow. Guys this is the first thing in DP that I've watched that actually has plot and characterization in it. Because like the only other episode I saw was the one where Ash was a maid. shut up And now I'm in love oh my god this is so good why can't Best Wishes be this good ;___;
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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:37 AM
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After watching this, my first episode in DP series of the anime, I can say with complete certainty that it is amazing. Oh my god, I seriously thought that Pokemon had finally graduated to a real anime. The characters seems so much more dynamic than in any other season I have seen. Conflicts seem much more emotional and true to life. It just seemed so much better than anything I have seen. I love first season, and it will always hold a special place in my heart, but it's also crap, lmao. And you can't even compare this to Best Wishes, the difference is just too vast.

Best Wishes is pretty much the off brand cola of DP. It's okay, but it's just not the same.

EDIT: I vote for Dawn of a New Era, simply because I want moar Sinnoh!







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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Whoops I fell asleep before doing the change-over WELP OK THEN

So that's the end of A Pyramiding Rage! If you want to discuss it further, there is the new DP Discussion Thread made entirely for having somewhere to talk after the week is up haha. Use it yo.

Our next episode is Dawn Of A New Era! Bulba link there. We've jumped back to early early DP because why not yo. We'll be watching this from today, May 13, to Sunday May 19.

And if you want to watch episodes with other people, we've got an IRC channel for that! Join #lilycove and we'll do our best to find the time to watch with you. <3
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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Well, it's a classic fight between Ash and the female of the group.. ;___;

This episode was were I actually first loved the Budew family (Budew Roserlia, Roserade). I find Nando to be a very underrated character, tbh. I really love his calm personality, and the way he plays his music that calms the hearts of the pokemon and people around him~

Other than that, I did like watching this episode!
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Boy Nando really looked awesome when he showed up. Boy what a control over his pokes and a beautiful melody player he was
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Old May 15th, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Spoiler:
- what is animation quality
- dawn's eyes???
- this looks so off???
- is it just me?
- i've been watching in japanese so long that idc what ash's english voice sounds like \o/
- this theme looks really good but i hate the song :|
- planETS???
- fight fight fight
- these two are so sassy
- brock's voice ain't bad when not exaggerated
- this nando dude is cool
- super cool design
- nando's accent though what is that???
- this is not a very beautiful battle
- seeing Budew's buds move is so weird
- nurse joy sounds weird
- sassy ash~
- omg Johanna <3
- registration for things is so inconsistent
- lecture from mama brock!
- how did they set up that inn so fast
- jfc y'all are gullible
- well nevermind
- wow james looked off-model there
- "why are you a twerp" good one jessie
- this is episode 4 wth did they get that many 'mon already??
- oh type advantage training
- why can't he do both tho
- oh jfc the singing forest
- how did you not notice that appalling racket before
- is nando supposed to be mildly irish?
- i spoiled myself on this evolution like half a minute before while finding nando's VA on bulba
- turns out i was right and he's harley
- also he IS doing both. kickass


Well this episode wasn't too brill but it did keep a good pace up. Not much for character devolopment- Ash and Dawn just argued, Brock did exposition, Nando was a bit flat with somewhat unique ideas behind him. But it's early on and it's alright because he comes back. (I would say I spoiled myself on that too but I sorta knew it already). I liked Budew, it was adorable! And Piplup as it is now just doesn't seem like much of a contest 'mon haha.
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It was easy to tell that this was an early episode in the season. Lots on covering old territory and such. The animation quality was strangely off. Several characters just don't quite look right. Dawn looks almost exactly like her game art, which is not normal for the anime. James' voice continues to disappoint me.

Okay, enough about the complaints. Nando was one of the better features of the episode, and while he wasn't a HUGE hit, he does show great promise for later episodes. The real highlight of this episode though, is the battles. They were very intense and well made. My favorite moment is when Budew uses Mega Drain on Pikachu. The shift from green to red to indicate that it was draining Pikachu's energy was very effective. And the visible pain on Pikachu was great at showing how this attack should be in real life.

Enjoyed this episode for the most part, but it could have been better. Maybe next time. I think it's time we did some Orange League. The Mandarin Island Miss Match is my choice this week. And come one guys, where's the fun if I'm the one choosing these episodes each week? Throw down some votes!
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hey guys, havent been on for awhile because my laptop broke, so i got a new one for graduation. aside from the real life happenings, this is clearly the beginning of my favorite saga, and as such i really like it. i like how at the beginning we are apart from ash and are completely introduced to dawn from her perspective. one thing i do not like is how cliche it is that pikachu accidentally zaps dawn's bike. otherwise, i agree with necrumwarrior in that the characters dont really come into what we know them as later in the season visually.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:56 PM
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I think you're thinking of the wrong episode, bro. ;x This one had Dawn and Ash battling Nando and Nando trying to determine his path- coordinator or trainer?

But anyway, that's this week over! As you all should be well aware, any further comments regarding Dawn of a New Era should be posted in the DP Discussion Thread.

This week's episode drops all the way back to the Orange Islands. We're watching Mandarin Island Miss Match! aka the one with Prima's boobs. Your Bulba link is there as always. We'll be watching this from May 20 to 26. If you want to watch it with someone, drop by the irc channel #lilycove and see if anyone's around to watch along~
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Boy your episode really revert back and forth. Ah well the episode was a good one. Because any episode featuring an Elite Four is sure good enough for me.
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That they do! The intention is to provide a wide range of episodes to suit varied preferences and create something that can be jumped into or out of at will.

So, Prima's Assets Discussion go!

liveblog:
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- love this theme hahaha
- haha the kid just runs away after being defeated
- always hungry haha
- i feel like that trait has been mainly ignored lately
- wtf was that bgm
- TITS
- Ash dying in the background hahaha
- Prima's so not in touch with reality it's hilarious
- of course Ash isn't either
- battle battle battle food
- that's totally Eric Stuart playing that random trainer
- ha yeah Charizard what a great idea
- Ash you're dumb
- Charizard don't give a poop
- I'm amazed Tracey's sketchbook hasn't ever caught fire
- LEGS
- BOOBS
- PERVERSE PSYCHOLOGY
- this BGM is actually fairly creepy
- Ash is so so arrogant goodness
- Pika's still a fatass in this season
- TAPE ONLY $18.95 OMG PRIMA I CAN NOT WITH YOU LMFAO
- Jynx was still black at this point! and it's in the anime! wow!
- hit us over the head with the episode message why don't you
- <3


This episode is a great one. Prima's hot, the mood is generally silly, but it's engaging and fun and excellent. <3
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This weeks episode was fun. Prima seemed like she was high the entire time, which made for some reallky funny moments. I am a little upset that 4kids cut an entire 30 second bit between Ash and Misty in this episode, but it flows just fine without it. It's noticeable that there was not a move limit at this point, as Cloyster uses like 6 moves. It's funny how the lesson in this episode of listening to the wind is almost exactly the same as the last episode we watched with that Bard guy. Good episode, really enjoyed it. idk what to vote for next week so hopefully someone else comes up with something.







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OH YEAH the movepool thing! I was going to say something about that. I wish they would go back to having unlimited move knowledge. That's a thing they've been doing that make the anime too similar to the games and it makes no sense for Pokémon to just forget abilities like that. To start using a move less, to become out-of-practice with a skill and just not using it after a while- that'd be better. But Pokémon are intelligent, they shouldn't just straight up forget. Imagine if you learned how to use a Mac and completely lost your ability to use a PC. That's ridiculous.
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Well, if no one else has any ideas, I guess I'll put down for Showdown in Pewter City.
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Okay then! Mandarin Island Miss Match was fun, but it's over now. So sad. You can still talk about it in the Original Series Discussion thread though!

This week we're going to go even further back to watch the Showdown in Pewter City! It's rather fitting that the first gym battle we watch should be Ash's first ever gym battle, right? Everyone's got from May 27 to June 2 to join in on discussion of this one~
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Okay then! Mandarin Island Miss Match was fun, but it's over now. So sad. You can still talk about it in the Original Series Discussion thread though!

This week we're going to go even further back to watch the Showdown in Pewter City! It's rather fitting that the first gym battle we watch should be Ash's first ever gym battle, right? Everyone's got from May 27 to June 2 to join in on discussion of this one~
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Ahh I fell off the face of the earth again. ;~~~~~; I'm so sorry! Back to participating in the watch-alongs since I've been missing this awesome thing. Happy to see one of my favorites being picked for this week, too.

Okay so Flint is an absolutely hilarious character here (in the dub). He wanted to charge Ash and Misty for resting on his rocks, which had to be one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in this show. Ash was really full of himself as a new trainer too and I really loved that about his personality in the beginning of this series; added a touch of depth to his character. Glad he declined Misty's help though, since winning that way wouldn't be very fair. But.. powering up Pikachu wasn't the fairest thing to do either and I kind of wish they stuck with the "electric type moves don't damage rock types" thing like in the games. Overall this victory was kind of weird but still pretty fun, as was the episode.
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Aw Janna it's okayyy <3

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Spoiler:
- starting out with the TRio <3
- aw their first pitfall :')
- Ash's voice oh my
- fat little pikachu
- the first Joy explanation
- thE FIRST LEAGUE THING
- why did ash not know about this tho
- SHE JUST LEFT HIM WITH THE BILL OMFG
- good job Misty
- also back when they were paying for things
- BROCK
- pika you crafty little **** omg
- flint is such a creeper
- mommy brock ;;
- cheat 2 defeat
- misty would have seriously flipped about 20 eps down the line
- geodude chases it around and it just goes down lmfao
- well then
- didn't work? do it again!!
- well that went swimmingly
- misty helps despite ash being a dumbass
- cheat 2 defeat p2
- lmfao not your imagination
- let's play recognize the voice actors of the children
- misty's chest is bigger in the early eps
- where is she anyway
- BBY'S FIRST BADGE
- hit it home bby
- .....
- hello flint u a crazy
- BROCK
- YOU CUTIE
- misty hanging around back there
- what a strange trio
- the beginning of a legacy


So I feel like this episode was really the true beginning of everything we know about Pokémon. The TRio's pitfalls and failures. The introduction of the multiple Joys. The mentions of the Pokémon League. The first gym leader proper, first gym battle, first loss, first badge get. Showing us that the anime world doesn't quite conform to game-logic. Backstory for a character. And most of all, Brock joining the team. It's silly and dramatic in a kind of dumb way, but even now entertains and sets a wonderful tone for the years to come. I just think this is where the Pokémon anime really began.

And for next week, how does the Chronicles episode "Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!" sound? It's about Gary being a hot scientist so you know.
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This episode definitely establishes many of the trademarks of the Pokemon Anime. It's definitely interesting how the anime explores Gym Leaders on a deeper level than the games. Sure, they have become more prominent in recent games, with more activity outside the gym, but you never really see the leaders on a more personal level in the games. Seeing Brock's family, and seeing how his Dad left them to pursue the same dream Ash has certainly gave this episode some weight. It's also the first time Pikachu really gets super charged, leaving him as one of the most powerful Pokemon in the show from this point on. Sure in Viridian he had his moment, but it was more of a joint effort back then.

I am cool with that choice of episode this week, never really watched any Chronicles before. :D
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I've never seen Chronicles either but I saw a gifset of this one and it looked interesting for reasons. :3 So with that, we're going to be done with Showdown at Pewter City. You can continue discussion over in the Original Series thread if you so choose- there might be a few points that people brought up that you'd like to comment on?

We're going to move onto Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! This is a Chronicles episode taking a look at what Gary's doing in his chosen career path as a Pokémon researcher and it takes place at some point during AG. We'll be watching this from June 3 to June 9 and I swear I won't leave my posts till the last day again. :x
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