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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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yo buds and crew!! the IC is now up!!!! CLICK EVERYTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH TO ACCESS IT!!! if you want to team up with someone, i suggest you discuss it here in the ooc. if you wanna do it one man wolf pack style, go nuts. and benjamin is here to help btw and is basically just around to take the pictures so if you would like to grab him and start interacting, go NUTSNUTS NUTS

also because kiklion u shy soul wont post in the ooc, you're accepted. you're a pretty big butt tho ill give you that <: ill add you soon!!
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Old November 10th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Akira Johnson




Nickname: Kira

Preferred Starter Pokémon: Bonsly[Bon Bon]

Appearance: Akira is 5'9, and is Slim with the average weight of 147lbs. She has pale skin, and pretty, round hazel eyes. Her lashes are naturally dark, and she is often asked if she is wearing makeup. Her lashes are also rather long, bringing out the power in her hazel brown eyes. She has a round face, and forever glossed pink lips. She is not very muscular, and to most she appears weak. Akira carries a mature atmosphere around her for a sixteen year old. She has long black hair that extends a little past her shoulders, with a side bang covering her right eye.

Akira were's a short black skirt and a black short sleeve shirt toped with a white vest.

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Akira walked down the path to her apartment. She looked around the town and stopped for a bit before continuing down the path.
"Hey! It's Akira, the one who wrote that book on battle strategy!" Yelled a boy, who ran over to her. "Is it true you don't have any Pokemon?!" He said excitedly.
Akira's cheeks went completely red. She knew a lot about Pokemon and the way the worked, but it was true that she had never gotten a Pokemon of her own.
"Heh. It's true, I don't. But that doesn't make me any less than what I am." She said boldly. "There's no way she could've written a book on battle strategy without having her own Pokemon. My guess? Her dad wrote it and gave her the glory." Said a different kid.
"How dare you! Quiz me if you think I'm lying!" Akira said angrily.
"What types are non effective on a flying type?" The kid challenged.
"That's to easy. Ground type moves have no effect what so ever against a flying type. Bug types are weak and powerless agaist them," Akira replied smugly. "Satisfied?" She added.

The kid pouted and stomped away. When the crowd dispersed, she had answered so many questions her brain was dead. She couldn't stop thinking about what that kid had said though. 'My guess? Her dad wrote it and gave her the glory!' The truth was, her dad was a battle strategy expert, and he had taught her the basics before his death, and she had decided to continue what he'd started. She began to study pokemon, and had even helped professor Hazel Jacobi in her lab. She had studied hard, and was eventually able to write a successful book. She could identify pokemon with ease, and knew the type advantages by heart. She knew all about evolution stones, and the effects of almost every item. In short she was the biggest Pokemon nerd ever recorded besides her father. She about to walk again when her cellphone rang. "Akira Johnson, how can I help you?" She asked.
"Hello dear, it's Professor Hazel. I'd like to ask you a favor."
Hello Professor! It's great to hear from you!" She cheered happily.
"I'd like you to go to Apollo for me. Will you go?"
"What?! You want me to go?!"
"Of course. Your book was fantastic! This is your chance to try your OWN strategys."

After-

Akira paced back an forth in front of the bed in her apartment. She was still waiting. Earlier a professor named Hazel Jacobi had called, and had asked her if she would journey to the Apollo region. Of course, she had said she needed time to decide, and had written down the number to call back. Akira was called because of her reputation as the nuber two greatest strategist, only second to her father David. He died in an accident, but she had promised to uphold his legacy. So here she was, mulling over the advantages and disadvantages of going to Apollo. She had made it clear that her decision had not been finalized, and was racking her brain trying to find out wether or not to attend. She stopped pacing and sat on the bed, curling long black locks of hair around her index finger. "If I don't go, I might never have a chance to go there again. If I do go there, and I screw up, I'll lose my status as a master strategist." She mumbled to herself.

She groaned and sprawled out on her back on the bed. What would dad do..? Startled by her own thoughts, she jumped up. "Hmm.." Lost in thought once again, she grabbed a brush off the dresser next to her bed, and combed it through her hair. Dad would have jumped at the idea, but.. If I screw up, what would he think..? She shook her head and continued to brush through her hair. "I guess there's only one way to find out if I'll fail him or make him proud." She said with a sigh. She put the brush back on the dresser, and started towards her closet. She opened the door, and removed a laptop. After setting the laptop on her bed, she picked up the scrap paper with Professor Hazel's number on it, and dialed the number on her phone.

"Have you decided dear?" Said a familiar voice.
"Yes. I'll be going to Apollo after all." She said proudly.
"Fantastic! Come by my lab in an hour. I have some very important items you'll need."
"Thank you professor."
"No need for thanks Akira. Your father would have wanted you to go." And with a few good-byes she hung up.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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YAH! I'm so excited, I'm going to post right now.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I have a bit of work to do today before I can get a post going, but I'm curious if anyone would like to meet up with Anise? It doesn't have to be in a friendly way.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Location: Kanto
Gender: Female
Nature: Impish
Name: Akane Kojima

Preferred Starter Pokémon: Tyrogue

Appearance: Akane stands at 5 feet 6 inches, weighs 125 pounds, and is built athletically. She has a mature look about her that often makes people believe that she is older than her actual age of 15. Her hair is a very dark shade of auburn and she usually keeps it in a pony tail or bun. Akane is moderately fair skinned and has intense emerald green eyes. Her shoulders and calf muscles are toned and her abdomen is flat from her constant exercising.

Akane is most often found wearing a simple tee shirt or tank top and skinny jeans. She usually avoids skirts, but can be found wearing them on occasion. She carries a backpack with her to hold all of the gear she acquires on her journey, including empty pokeballs, potions, and TM's. She clips all pokeballs containing her active pokemon onto a belt around her waist.

Roleplay Sample: Akane sat up in her bed. Light streamed in through the window next to her. Taking a deep breath of early morning air, she threw back her comforter and swung her legs over the side of the bed. Padding across her bedroom with her bare feet, she opened the door to her closet and flipped the light switch on.

Milling briefly through her racks of clothing, she picked out her karate gi. It's bright white surface was pristinely clean. She quickly changed out of her pink pj's and into the comfortable training outfit. Akane was soon down the stairs and into her living room as she began to slide the furniture in it up against the walls.

After she was satisfied that she had enough space for her purposes, she sat herself cross-legged onto the ground, and began to preform a series of warm-up stretches to get her body loose. Rolling her shoulders one last time to get rid of any muscle tensity, she stood up and set herself in a starting stance. Her sensei wanted her to train as often as she could, so she had started to drill herself in the early mornings to improve her muscle memory.

She began with the different forms of defense, working her arms as quickly and precisely as possible. There was something about martial arts that made Akane incredibly calm. She really got into the flow of the fighting styles. Gradually, she began to add punches and kicks into her exercise, allowing her body to take over for her. It was when she closed her eyes that the dance began to get away from her.

The next kick she unleashed made contact with something, and with a loud "Crack!" her left leg went through the wall. Her eyes bolted wide open when she heard the noise, and she blushed awkwardly.

"Akane? What was that?" Her mother called from the kitchen. "Are you hurt?"

"Yes I'm fine, just bumped into something!" She lied. Hurriedly, Akane pushed the furniture back into their correct places, except for a large armchair which she shoved in front of the gaping hole in the wall. "I guess training is over for today." She said to herself as she exited the living room.

Akane's mother, Mrs. Kojima, came rushing around the corner as Akane made her way to the kitchen.

"Are you sure you don't-"

"I'm fine mom." Akane waved her off and sat down at the kitchen table. Her mother looked Akane up and down for injury, then centered her gaze on a large, purple bruise on her leg.

"Oh my! I-I think you need an ice pack for that."

Akane looked down at her leg and rolled her eyes. "It's not even bleeding mom." She whined

"I am serious young lady! You need to-" Thankfully, her mother was cut off by the ringing of the phone. Mrs. Kojima picked it up off the counter.

"This is the Kojima residence." Akane could here the faint sound of someone talking on the other end.

"Yes, she is right here." Her mother moved the phone from her ear. "A lady named Hazel Jacobi wants to speak with you. Do you know who that is?"

Akane's eyes brightened at the sound of the woman's name.

"She's the one sending trainers to the Apollo region!" Akane said excitedly. "It's been all over the news!" Her mother handed her the phone.

"Hello?" Akane spoke into the speaker.

"Akane? This is Professor Jacobi. How would you like to come with my group to the Apollo region?"

"Oh my gosh.. Yes. Absolutely yes! I'm honored but, how did you find me?"
"Professor Oak, you know from Pallet Town? He recommended you to me. He told me... how did he put it? That you had a fighting spirit. I'm so glad your interested!"

Why would I not take an opportunity to get out of Kanto and explore a new region? Akane thought to herself. "When do I need to leave?"

"The boat to Apollo sets sail in 3 days. Just enough time for you to get prepared. I will warn you that it can get pretty rough out there though."

"What about pokemon?"

"I will be providing each trainer with a pokemon and a bag of gear to get started. All currently owned pokemon will need to be left behind at a PC to keep everything even. I will smooth out the details when you arrive at my lab."

"Oh-Ok! I can't wait!"

"Good! I look forward to meeting you in person" Then she hung up.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:24 PM
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I'm working on my post and this question popped up in my head again how exactly do Sols work? I get that they have associated gods that probably relate to the effect they have on people, but it is something obvious and unobjectionable, something subtle and possibly nonexistent or somewhere in between?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 03:42 AM
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I'm working on my post and this question popped up in my head again how exactly do Sols work? I get that they have associated gods that probably relate to the effect they have on people, but it is something obvious and unobjectionable, something subtle and possibly nonexistent or somewhere in between?
Yah I was wondering the same thing. Like I looked up all of the different name's meanings, and some meant things like luck or hatred or prosperity. But how do they apply in action?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:01 AM
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PONYSAUR ACCEPTED!! you can get your butt on posting now.

darkmoonphase unfortunately, you've got a bit to go. following up what i said before in the PMs, your roleplay sample is looking nicer this time, though try not to make it too dramatic i spose. my main worry is your appearance at this stage. its rather bland and doesnt really help create a sense of age or body, despite the picture (because when i try to visualise people in roleplay, they are usually real people). gonna have to say no on the red eyes though, unless for some weird reason she wears contacts?? i know you said you were using your 3ds for this, but if you want to do this properly, id suggest heading over to a pc sometime in the near future to neaten it up.

oh! spacing and spelling were a thing too, but they can be fixed with time.

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Yah I was wondering the same thing. Like I looked up all of the different name's meanings, and some meant things like luck or hatred or prosperity. But how do they apply in action?
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I'm working on my post and this question popped up in my head again how exactly do Sols work? I get that they have associated gods that probably relate to the effect they have on people, but it is something obvious and unobjectionable, something subtle and possibly nonexistent or somewhere in between?
not much is known by the people outside of apollo what the Sols can do, only that in olden times in combination of the right Sols with the right people, could enhance how they lived their life. since atm your only contacts have been offshore dwellers, why don't you ask a merchant when you get off the boat? or a random guy??? they could help ;)
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:14 AM
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Alright.. Would it be alright if I put the RP sample on a different post, and you put them together? As for the appearance I'll fix it. :D
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:41 AM
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yep sure that's fine! whats the word limit max on 3DS anyway? won't it be hard in the future if you want to joint post or write a long post?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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I switched computers. I'll try to fix it up as best I can. I'll do what I can. And I don't know exactly how much character space a 3DS has.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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cool! accepted after your recent amendments. make you sure you try to keep up the quality!

ewery1, i've fixed up your double post but i'd highly suggest not using that background that you want to. with it, your text would be unreadable! i'd stick to what you've got for now. d: you can just post with normal bb coding for now until you get the css you want!

also, it's been well over three days, so unfortunately everyone has lost their reservations. if you'd like them back for another three days, just post here letting me know you're still working on your sign up.

i'll get to replies as soon as i can! :)

edit: also, goldenrayquaza, i hope you asked kranic before you used his/her css O:
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Hey everyone, I made a css thingy, but I tried adding an image background but [url)(/url]always shows up for the image url. Thanks!
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Just fyi, I don't really mind if anyone uses my CSS, I'll probably be changing it every other post, or the same post in some cases! I like messing around with CSS.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Long story short, school business and family business gave me a 1-2 punch, temporarily killing my activity. I apologize greatly for not notifying you earlier.

However, I would like that Bergmite reservation back. I am only missing a little on my sample, so hopefully it will be up by the end of the day.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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sweet! and no problems, things like these happen all the time. i won't bother adding it up on the first page, i'll just remember it all in my noggin. i look forward to seeing the final result!

edit: ewery, like i said before, i think your CSS is a bit much. you can keep it if you really want, but i'd much prefer a simpler, solid background over a tiled, decorated one.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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sweet! and no problems, things like these happen all the time. i won't bother adding it up on the first page, i'll just remember it all in my noggin. i look forward to seeing the final result!

edit: ewery, like i said before, i think your CSS is a bit much. you can keep it if you really want, but i'd much prefer a simpler, solid background over a tiled, decorated one.
Okay, That's probably a good idea.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Name: Anselme Gwenaël Ducreux

Preferred Starter Pokémon: Bergmite

Appearance:
If you were to ask Anselme what he looked like, he would tell you he looked “regular”. Indeed, he would not be wrong, but there is more to it than that. To elaborate; his height falls at an average Kalosian 5’9”, and his weight being no less average at 145 lbs. His entire wardrobe choice consists almost entirely of jeans and T-shirts, with the occasional hoodie for the weather, although he will sometimes wear jackets or button-up shirts (albeit unbuttoned) given to him by his substantially-more-stylish brother if only to keep them from just taking up space. His outfit for the day is usually a random shirt and pair of pants taken from his closet without regards to color or condition. Presently, he is wearing a pair of worn navy-blue jeans marked with decently-sized holes over the knees that are frayed at the bottom of the pant-legs. His shirt is a mostly-plain black tee with a simple white stripe going down the right side. His sneakers are also black, but with red accents, and he also wears a simple brown-leather-strapped watch.

Anselme’s build is unimpressive. Although he is by no means scrawny, he really lacks very much muscle or toning whatsoever. His skin tone is somewhat pale, which is understandable considering how most of his time is spent shut in at home. The skin itself lacks any callouses or scarring, but also fails to be especially smooth like a woman’s. Anselme cares as much about his hair as he does the rest of his appearance, his hair being a short mess of chestnut brown, although he is forced to comb it nicely for his job at a nice hotel, something he feels is stupid considering his position as a janitor. His eyes are brown like his hair, but they a duller brown that is actually more mud-like than chestnut. They have fairly-sized bags darkening the area underneath. Thanks to the frequent use of baking soda and mouthwash, his teeth manage to stay mostly white despite his heavy smoking, again being something he does for his job. Apparently none of the staff is allowed to look unkempt in the Hotel Richissime.

Something to note is that he tends to walk around with a slightly slouched posture which, paired with his habit of keeping his hands in his pockets, leaves him emitting an aura of nonchalance. This idea is further supported by the earphones that often rest within his ears. He has pulled the earphones up from under his shirt so that when not in use they simply hang on the collar of his shirt for easy access.

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...and if the answer is no, can I change your mind?...

Anselme softly sang the song sounding into his ears from his music player, trying to ensure that nobody around could hear him. Lumiose city was busy as always, though, so his quiet words were easily drowned out by the hustle and bustle of cars, skaters, tourists, and Gogoats among other things. He was in a good mood today considering that he had just come back from finishing his shift at the oh so prestigious Hotel Richissime as pretty much a janitor. Yeah, he hated the job, but that’s what made leaving it so great! Honestly, though, his upbeatness was a result of the fact that today was pay day meaning that he could afford to keep his shelter and stay fed for just a little while longer.

Despite all the lights and luxury of Lumiose City (most of which Anselme couldn’t afford anyway), his favorite place in all of Lumiose was his flat. Anselme stepped inside the small one-bedroom home and instantly wandered over to his bed onto which he promptly allowed himself to fall. The force of his head hitting the soft mattress shoved the earphones out of his ears, but he didn’t care. If he could, he would just stay home forever. Unfortunately, though, real life was always knocking at his door demanding rent and hunger wasn’t helping much either. And so it was that he had to work to be able to live and keep this little piece of heaven.

After a couple minutes of just lying on the bed, the young man decided he ought to prepare a meal. He didn’t exactly know what to call it, being somewhere between lunchtime and dinnertime, but he hadn’t eaten anything all day so he decided he would call it breakfast. After quickly changing out of his uniform, Anselme walked over to a cupboard and considered his options. Chicken flavored instant ramen, shrimp instant ramen, beef instant ramen... After some careful deliberation, he decided on the chicken one. As he reached for his soon-to-be breakfast, however, there was a knock on the door.

Ignore it, it’s probably a salesman or something… The knocking continued for a few moments before it stopped. Just to be sure that person was gone, Anselme walked over to the door and peered through the peephole. “Gah!” He jumped back at the sudden sight of a massive inhuman eye up close and staring back at him. He soon heard a familiar voice pass through the door.

“Ah, I knew you were home, bro! Now, are you going to let me in?”

Being left with no choice, Anselme opened the door to let his brother and the culprit who gave him away both in. “Have I ever told you how much I hate your Charizard?”

“All the time.”

“Good. Now tell me what you want and then leave.” Anselme’s eyes passed over his twin brother as if he could discern his motives by looking at him hard enough. He didn’t learn anything from it, but at least he knew that looking at his brother still pissed him off. Pretty much everything about him did. His brother was like a more successful reflection of himself, complete with nice clothes, a full badge case, and soon he would even have a damn mega ring. NOBODY HAS A MEGA RING! All on a body identical to his own. Actually, that last part was a lie. Dear brother Enzo was lean and toned with a tan and nice hair and just looked better in general. Naww, Anselme definitely wasn’t jealous of him. Not in the slightest…

“What, I’m not allowed to take a break from training at the tower to visit my bro?” Anselme didn’t bother responding and only continued to glare. After a sigh, Enzo’s playful grin faded, leaving a look of seriousness. “I’ve got a job for you.”

Anselme didn’t miss a beat before starting to argue. “Not this again… I already have a job, in case you’ve forgotten. Maybe it’s not as impressive as ‘pokemon master’, but it pays the bills and that’s all it needs to do.” Anselme made a quoting gesture with his fingers as he said “pokemon master” in addition to saying the words with a heavily sarcastic tone. Sure, Enzo was strong and famous or whatever, but it wasn’t like he was the Champion or anything. Not even close!

Enzo returned his Charizard to its pokeball and gave another sigh before continuing, his composure unbroken. Indeed, the two had addressed the topic many times in the past with the same result every time. “This isn’t about me, it’s about you, and I’m worried. Are you really fine with living like you are?”

“Stop. Just stop. I thought I made it very clear that I can’t be you or even anything like you, so get out and let me live that life which I am in fact perfectly happy living. I don’t need your charity.” Anselme pointed to the door. his voice slowly beginning to rise. “I have friends, a job, and a home. I may not have gotten anywhere near where you are, but I’ve gotten where I am all on my own.”

Finally, the combined weight of all Enzo’s futile attempts in the past to get through to his brother caused him to snap, his face contorting with exasperated rage. “You live in a one-room flat you can barely pay for because you don’t bother getting off your lazy backside to find a better job, all you can afford to eat is those damned noodles because you keep spending what’s left from your measly income on games and cigarettes, you don’t have a girlfriend, you’re a chain smoker, a high school dropout who has never even owned a pokemon, much less gone on your own adventure, and the cherry on the top of your miserable life is that you’re almost THIRTY!” A long and painful silence followed the outburst of truths. Anselme could only stare in disbelief at the fact that Enzo finally said what they had both known for a long time. “You aren’t happy with your life, you’re content at most. I want you to become someone you’re proud of...”

Anselme opened his mouth to argue, but Enzo was right. The music that usually filled his ears wasn’t there to blot out his thoughts this time, so he was fully capable of mentally checking off the list of accomplishments in loserness as his brother had spoken them. Deny it as he may, he was telling the truth. The hand Anselme was pointing to the door with drooped to his side. Nobody said a word as he wandered over to his pack of cigarettes on a nearby counter and pulled one out. His hands were shaking as he tried to light it making it impossible, so after several failed attempts he just threw both the lighter and the cigarette to the ground in anger. A few more moments of silence passed before he spoke again. “I haven’t had one all day, you know,” Anselme said as he stared at the cigarette on the ground despondently, as if saying that made his situation look any better.

This had never bothered Anselme too much before. In fact, he was fairly open about some of the things. Who cared if he was single or where he lived, or even that he smoked? Individually, it all seemed harmless, but having it all spelled out to him at once by Enzo, the man who shared his genes but lived a much better life, helped it all actually sink in. Yes, he would be okay continuing to live how he had been, but no, he wasn’t a person he could be proud of. Yeah, he was jealous of Enzo and angry at him, but deep down he was proud of him. He always felt that Enzo had accomplished what he could not. That wasn’t the case, though. It wasn’t that he couldn’t, it was that he never wanted to. Now it was too late. He had dug himself into a hole too deep to climb out of. Almost thirty meant more and more of his options were closing off. It would probably take a miracle to give his life that 180 it needed.

His thoughts were interrupted when Enzo finally decided to speak again. “So are you ready to hear what I have to say?”

Anselme sighed. “Fine, but don’t let this get to your head.”

A new smile crossed Enzo’s face. “I’ll try,” he chuckled. “Have you ever heard of Apollo?”

“Is that a trick question?” Of course he’d heard of Apollo. He was a lot of things (as Enzo so kindly pointed out) but stupid wasn’t one of them. New region, dead professor, loot and wishes, nobody would shut up about it. Anselme found it very annoying.

“Good. Now do you know Dr. Hazel Jacobi?”

This question was a little tougher. Sure, Anselme had heard of her, but he didn’t exactly know much about her. “Some famous scientist chick or some crap like that, right? Are you going somewhere with this?”

“Close enough, and calm down. I’m getting there.” Enzo pulled out his Holo Caster, something that made Anselme grimace as he moved his hand over his own plain cellphone. “I’ve got Dr. Jacobi’s number here and I’ve given her yours. She is currently on the hunt for people to send to Apollo to search for the so called ‘holy grail of Apollo’, the Sol of Gaea. You already know what that is, so you should understand how big a deal this is. I’m also sure you see where I’m going with this now.”

Anselme did indeed get where Enzo was going with this and he was having none of it. He was desperate, but he wasn’t ‘go adventuring in a mysterious and probably deadly uncharted land for lost treasure’ desperate. “Oh hell no. What makes you think I could find this Sol thing anyway? Like you said, I’m a loser who’s never had a pokemon. I’d probably die there. Why don’t you go do it instead?”

“Did you forget that a lot of trainers start their adventure when they’re ten? Besides, you wanted a chance to turn your life around, didn’t you? An archaeology expedition for Dr. Jacobi to Apollo would look good on any resume, even if you don’t find the Sol. I was also positive you would do well because you’ve got good genes.” Enzo gestured to himself when he said that last part.

“Cocky jerk.” He had a point though. Several points. So he just had to go then? He didn’t even have to get the thing, and it would all change anyway? Anselme’s phone buzzed once, and he quickly checked the message. Dr. Jacobi’s number… Enzo gave him a thumbs up as he stared at the number, his own thumb hovering over the call button. This was his ticket out, his 180, his miracle.



“Hello, this is Hazel Ja-”

“I’ll do it!” Anselme shouted into the phone before Jacobi could continue.

“Well, Enzo told me you’d need a little bit of convincing, but I guess he took care of that part already. Wonderful! You certainly seem eager to get started, so why don’t we skip to the details.”

This was it, there was no turning back anymore. This had better not be some elaborate prank...
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Great! Nice!! Love it!!! You're accepted! You can go ahead and post in the IC now. :)
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Just fyi, I don't really mind if anyone uses my CSS, I'll probably be changing it every other post, or the same post in some cases! I like messing around with CSS.
Was just coming here to ask if I could borrow it xD
Of course, I'd go for my own color scheme but I REALLY like the design *-*
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Was just coming here to ask if I could borrow it xD
Of course, I'd go for my own color scheme but I REALLY like the design *-*
Agreed, the layout and design is really nice!

@Ewery1, you should probably keep a solid back colour and one that doesn't contrast to the writing, your post is totally illegible.
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Yah, I was working on the css at that time, and then I had to sleep with a messed up css :-(. Anyways, I fixed it now.
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Yay! My first post in the IC is up >u<
As usual, I got issues with spacing xD It's killing me >u<
So, Skymin, feel free to correct it if it's THAT bad >u< I'll get the hang of it eventually... well... I hope I will <.<
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Your spacing is fine! :) Other than a few spelling mistakes, it's great!! :D

I'll be posting up Route 1 today, so anyone interested in moving on, get excited!
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Your spacing is fine! Other than a few spelling mistakes, it's great!! :D

I'll be posting up Route 1 today, so anyone interested in moving on, get excited!
I won't be moving on until after Monday xD got an exam at university on Monday and I gotta study >.<
As for the spelling mistakes... comes with english not being my first language xD
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