Conversation Between Sheep and Allen Ceedos
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  1. Sheep
    February 18th, 2019 7:25 AM
    Sheep
    oop i am hecka slow at replying, been distracted lately oopss

    It does! We have very high humidity in summer months, which is why it becomes so disgustingly hot here in NYC. More so in Manhattan, since it's so congested with people and cars. Really interesting hearing about how things are over there. :> Have you lived in SA your whole life?

    As for how many terms, uh, grade school is usually August - May or September - June depending on the school/location here, and it's a full school year. We don't have terms, really, or at least not in public schools. Private ones are run differently and I don't have much knowledge there. In college/uni though, semesters are broken up into the fall and spring semester, as well as winter/summer which are shorter and (usually) optional.

    It's thanks to living in the suburbs lol even though this is the 2nd biggest city here, it's not a giant metropolis (...yet?). We can swap for a week :D let's see how we each adjust, but I imagine you won't want to swap back lol it's quite peaceful here, compared to the capital city.
    ahah I don't live in the crowded city parts either, the part of NYC I live in has lots of trees/houses. To get to the city, I'd need to take an express bus or regular bus/train and then the ferry. I'd not mind switching for a bit though, but from bf's experience, SA isn't somewhere I'd want to live in long term...

    Yeah, some plots are a bit generic, but you're right that it's very interesting to see what fans can come up with! Kinda makes me want to pick the fangames up again. @[email protected]
  2. Allen Ceedos
    February 16th, 2019 8:10 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    Does it get super hot in your part of the country during the summer months? We're getting super late summer rains now lol usually they happen in November right up into January, then they scatter onwards. This would be the time when track & field sports were what we had on Monday & Wednesday afternoons, gearing up for "Sports Day" where we compete against each other for spots on the school team lol oh, the humanity. So the rain meant no sports in the afternoon & if we were lucky, we'd go home early....if we were unlucky, we'd be told to stay in school for afternoon study or worse - lessons /==./ high school life haha. When does the school year end & how many terms do you have?

    It's thanks to living in the suburbs lol even though this is the 2nd biggest city here, it's not a giant metropolis (...yet?). We can swap for a week :D let's see how we each adjust, but I imagine you won't want to swap back lol it's quite peaceful here, compared to the capital city.

    Liquid Crystal is one of the most recent titles I've played, a bunch I played a few years ago but they were either alphas, ongoing betas or discontinued so I decided to dive back into some since I've gone through the official titles (except X/Y & Let's Go Pika/Eevee, I don't have a Switch). Dark Violet, Kanlara Adventures, Advanced Adventure, Ash Gray, LightBolt, just to name a few...it's a chance to see how creative some of our fellow Pokemon fans have been, what they have improved upon versus what the official games have offered. Some have been cool & unique, others have just recycled the same mechanics or basic storylines that you come across a lot e.g. your character being a "child of destiny" who has to save the world.....while also on a journey to become a Pokemon League Champion *sigh*
  3. Sheep
    February 16th, 2019 7:36 AM
    Sheep
    Aha good to know! Am glad I went there when I did though, I really dislike intense [email protected][email protected] Interesting to know about the school year differences though. Here in the US we typically start the school year in August or September, depending on where in the country you're from.

    That is rough, at work they understand if you end up late because of the delays & all?
    Luckily I leave early so lateness is hardly an issue, but they're definitely understanding when it happens. Your commute is so short! Man what a dream, sooo lucky.

    No fangames on my end! Played several years ago (Shiny Gold, Liquid Crystal, Flora Sky, Brown, Prism) but haven't had the time or energy to try the newer ones because of being so busy. What about you??
  4. Allen Ceedos
    February 15th, 2019 9:07 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    Mid January? Nah, at this point the summer is coming to an end, if you had popped up around October THAT'S when the heat is insane. Arguably the hottest month of the year. Unfortunately it's also during the school term so back in the day you could be forgiven for catching a nap in class haha our summer break is in December & a week or two of January. Marks the end of the school year & on to the next one.

    That is rough, at work they understand if you end up late because of the delays & all? I commute as well, it's about 15-20 minutes between home and town or almost an hour if I'm on foot. If it snowed here I guess there'd be no worry about delays because the transport system has upside down for many years...people decided to use their cars as taxis so in most cases you don't wait for very long for transport.

    Haha,you're not helping. So now I'll probably have to try W2 again. It's been a couple of years since I played it (maybe let me say sampled it) & W, perhaps W2 will seem new to me now if I go back in. It's just that after Gen 3, things get hazy as far as the Pokemon go. I tend to mix up the generations, especially 4 & 5. They started to remind me of Digimon haha then Gen 6 introduces Mega Evolution & that might as well be Digivolution.

    Any of the fan made games that you've played as well?
  5. Sheep
    February 14th, 2019 5:23 PM
    Sheep
    Oh hey I was just in South Africa (Cape Town) visiting my bf in early to mid January! Very nice weather, actually not as hot as I expected for summers there...

    And how do we deal? We don't haha. Well I guess I have to deal, but it is tiresome to commute in the snow, especially for me who has a 1.5 hour commute already. Subway and bus delays run rampant; all we can do is suck it up and deal. Feels like so much of this city isn't even properly built against this sort of thing @[email protected]

    And imo there was plenty of new content in B/W2! Maybe I'm biased since I loved Unova so much, but I found them to be great games. Original was pretty much perfect though imo, that I won't lie about aha.
  6. Allen Ceedos
    February 12th, 2019 8:40 PM
    Allen Ceedos
    Being south of the Equator, I can't imagine having to deal with snow haha our winters are in June and July, but they just amount to dry, cold weather. But in South Africa there was a year where it actually snowed and people were super excited :D playing in the snow, trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues haha it was so random. How do you deal with snow & that vicious winter weather?

    Ohh, yeah! Again, that's a change which should've been introduced in earlier generations. For a long time one has just been used to digging into the bag for a fresh repel when the current one runs out, so it did surprise me when the game asked if I wanted to use another one haha who's bright idea was that to have music for low HP, come on. As if the continuous beeping for low HP wasn't enough.

    I remember I was looking forward to playing W2 after finishing W, because I had been under the impression that W2 would offer a whole new storyline since it was a direct sequel. But I think I gave up early in the playthrough, thinking there wasn't enough new stuff for me to keep me going. Please tell me B2 & W2 really had a lot of new stuff ahead lol
  7. Sheep
    February 12th, 2019 9:21 AM
    Sheep
    ahah yeah!
    and aw well....I'm happy having today off since it's snowing quite a bit. :< though unfortunately that means commuting in the piled up snow tomorrow but alas, it is what it is.

    Any other changes that you liked?
    Being able to use another repel starting from BW2 without going back to the bag was great!! One thing I didn't like was the low HP music though, since I much preferred the actual battle themes. Am itching to go back to my B2 playthrough now, all the motivation's flowing in aha.

    for the very first time I actually named him Gino. You can imagine my surprise when I found out he's called Silver, which is Gin in Japanese haha
    that is awesome \o/
  8. Allen Ceedos
    February 10th, 2019 2:22 PM
    Allen Ceedos
    Oh wow, Russia? For once, hearing Russia & it's not on some news report :D too much of that going on lol. A nice little break despite work starting, would it help if we swapped holidays? We have one on the 21st, but it's a political one /==./ I can't fix that haha but it will be on a Friday, so hey :)

    We had to wait until Gen freaking V for that change, thanks a lot guys lol but it was a breath of fresh air. Came in handy for those Pokemon that don't learn decent moves. A TM like Secret Power really helped, but I took it for granted back in Gen III. Any other changes that you liked?

    Thank you for that, he's my favourite rival of all the rivals. He wasn't annoying like a certain someone who became a Gym Leader lol & he wasn't a "friendly rival" like what we've gotten in later games. Never popped up too often at the worst times & had awesome themes. I didn't know his official name until many years later, when I played Silver version (pun intended?) for the very first time I actually named him Gino. You can imagine my surprise when I found out he's called Silver, which is Gin in Japanese haha
  9. Sheep
    February 10th, 2019 8:44 AM
    Sheep
    Russia! and yes, reusable TMs were one of the best changes Pokémon had made since the main series' inception. Your avatar is great too btw, Silver is one of the most memorable rivals. (b' ')b

    doing well =) bit bummed work starts back tomorrow but at least Tuesday is a holiday here, aaaa.
  10. Allen Ceedos
    February 8th, 2019 10:42 PM
    Allen Ceedos
    No problem :D that's interesting, Pokemon can be educational after all haha I'm glad to hear that. Where were you from before moving to the US? I'm a big fan of Gen 1 to 3, mainly because I really liked the anime (Gen 1 & 2) & my cousin sent me Ruby version as a birthday present, so I spent the most time playing Ruby. Gen V was super fun, I played White. The look, the story, the new mechanics such as reusable TMs, I was blown away by that haha because boy did we struggle with TMs back in the day. I'm doing fine :D just hoping for a nice, quiet weekend. What about you?
  11. Sheep
    February 8th, 2019 5:28 PM
    Sheep
    heyo! figured I'd reply here since it's easier for me to keep track of casual conversations through profile messages ^^

    I started with RBY in the late 1990s! Moved to the US around 1998 or so, and Pokémon really helped me to learn English. Been addicted ever since and think I've gotten every main series game since then on its release day haha. favorite gens are III and V :> hope you're doing well btw!