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  1. MarinaSpeaks
    August 23rd, 2017 8:11 PM
    Those are all nice choices, and yes I've seen Code Geass. Some people like to compare it to Death Note since there are a couple similarities I guess, mainly with the main characters both being anti-heroes. I think Code Geass is better than Death Note because Death Note loses its magic after L's death while Code Geass stays awesome.

    Ah yes, I get ideas from my writing from real life too, especially when I go outside and take walks and just observe people and nature. It's funny that your antagonists are partially inspired by people you don't like, that's turning something negative into a positive! Make sure you beat them up, or do something to make them pay for their cruelty! :D

    I have an inclination to write short horror stories, so the ending is the easiest part for me.>:D I haven't watched Yokai, and I'm glad I didn't. Pokemon all the way! Waking up at 5 is hell for me so that sounds like a nightmare to me, especially since I'm awful at adjusting my sleeping patterns. >.< Yeah talking to customers can be fun, I'm glad you have similar positive experiences. ^^
  2. Alakazam17
    August 21st, 2017 7:06 PM
    My favourites are definitely One Piece and Full Metal Alchemist, both with lots of action and very interesting characters. I also love magical girl anime, starting with Sailor Moon and moving on to Mermaid Melody, Shugo Chara, and now Precure(where my avatar is from). The only futuristic series I ever got into was Code Geass, which was amazing. Have you seen that?

    I get ideas from all over the place, including what I read and watch, and also from life experience. Antagonists are probably inspired, at least in part, by real-life people I don't get along with haha. And that's the biggest problem I have with writing...the ending. I suck at it because I'm in the mindset where I want the story to keep going on forever. But that's unrealistic so I have to work on that.

    Team Rocket was getting really old, and I'm glad they're no longer in every episode like they used to be. They're still there too often though IMO. I remember that about Butch, and would love to see him and Cassidy return. Sadly I doubt it'll happen.

    I've heard that Yo-Kai Watch is to blame for Pokémon's sudden change. Have you heard of it? It's another creature collecting game that is very popular in Japan. I've tried it, but I don't like it as much as Pokémon. Anyway it also has an anime, and it seems oddly familiar to the Sun and Moon series. D:

    I often toss in cute Pokémon as well, but they're usually single staged like Pachirisu or Emolga. I once swept a team with my Pachirisu, and it remains one of my favourite battles ever. ^_^ I haven't tried Little Cup unfortunately, but I've always been meaning to try. And I'd love to battle you as well but I don't have WiFi at home. Maybe one day when I'm in town. ^^

    Sorry to hear about your sleeping problems. =/ I used to work in retail so I know what you mean about early mornings. I had to wake up at 5 and start work at 7. Before working there I was used to waking up at 9! I eventually grew used to it however, and even though I don't work there anymore the sleep schedule has stuck. Heh

    And your experiences with customers sound just like mine. Some loved me and would consistently come in to talk to me while doing their shopping, while a few would talk to me about subjects I knew nothing about. It was fun-as long as I also got my work done. haha

    And you can rant as much as you like haha. As you can see you aren't the only one who puts a lot into these VM's. =O
  3. MarinaSpeaks
    August 20th, 2017 9:38 AM
    I've watched some gundam as a kid during the old toonami days, and it was really good. :) What about you?? My favorite anime is probably Elfen Lied, but I've watched most of the popular animes from back in the 2000s years and really enjoyed them. Yu Yu Hakusho is also up there, and Tenshi Muyo and many many others. Sailor Moon and Card Captors as well. :) I guess I prefer animes with action and captivating characters with interesting personalities.

    Ah that sounds interesting! What gives you inspiration and ideas for your writing? Do you get ideas from books, anime, manga?? I consider those all a good source for ideas when I'm writing something, but usually I end up either loosing interest so my stories usually end up going nowhere.. lol but it's not a big deal to me. It probably should be if I ever want to get anywhere with my writing though. I think I can be pretty creative at times but I'm hoooorrible when it comes to staying focused and motivated. =/

    I can agree that the new art style looks bizarre, and I don't really know what the heck was going through their heads with that! :P Haven't seen the Black and White saga but I'm glad to see they've made some progress with team rocket who I saw as nothing more than a laughing stock really and I preferred the team of Buch and Cassidy. Butch was soooo hilarious when everyone kept mispronouncing his name. :'D

    In competitive I'd still toss in some cuties like Pikachu with Light Ball just for fun, and to make people laugh.They weren't laughing when I was destroying their team though. Grrrrr. :D I would love to battle you some time if you want. :) Idk if you've ever played Little Cup but there were people using Caterpie as a gimmick and they actually made the little guy work! IT was so cute and I was laughing sooo much. xD

    Ya was pretty late when I typed that, but I also have sleeping problems so I'm a bit tired all the time, and every day I feel a bit lethargic and suffer from cruel headaches. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I still try to work out every day despite this, but with less energy it's not as easy for me to keep up with fitness. I will tell my doctor about it next time I see him, but I've always had sleep issues of some sort.

    I used to work as a waitress at a cafe; me being a night person and had to wake up incredibly early to catch the bus (Which was already unreliable because public transportation is awful here) and then make it to work in time to serve breakfast and could you guess how much sleep I got on average day?? Maybe 4 hours on a lucky day, some days no sleep at all.. and I would show up with baggy bloodshot eyes and sometimes have delayed reaction serving people food. One time a customer got mad at me because of my slowness.. ugh. :c

    But I just grew to get used to my inconsistent sleep, and I have had more positive experiences than negative at work. :) Some customers adored me I guess because I was friendly and very easy to talk to. I've even let some people rant to me, and I tried my best to follow the conversations even if I didn't feel like it haha. I know I'm ranting though so I'll end this here. :P
  4. Alakazam17
    August 18th, 2017 4:32 AM
    Yeah, it sure can't be easy in the moment, but it's worth it in the long run. That's why I'm slowly getting back into it.

    I couldn't get the page to load so I found a similar video on YouTube. It's really good! I see it was an opening for one of the many Gundam series. Do you like that or is it just the music? And in either case which anime do you like? ^_^

    The main team in my stories is original, and they're more like rivals than affiliates to Team Rocket. And while I don't often run out of ideas(my mind is always in a million places at once lol), I don't always know how to put them onto paper. Thus I haven't been writing too much. xD

    I'm still pretty crazy about Pokémon. I just don't do competitive battling as much as I used to. I haven't seen the Sun & Moon anime(which looks kind of odd with its new art style), but I've seen everything before it. The first seasons were definitely the best however(also probably because I was younger haha). The Black and White saga got better though IMO when they finally dropped the idea that Team Rocket had to be defeated in every. single. episode. xD It allowed for some differing storylines, which I enjoyed a lot.

    Yes, I tend to like the evolved forms due to competitive background. They do get less adorable upon evolving though, with some exceptions like Bellossom and Milotic. :)

    Yup, I understand everything you said! Had you been running before you typed that, or was it just really really late? D:
  5. MarinaSpeaks
    August 16th, 2017 7:53 PM
    I actually hate weightlifting. It's sooooo painful and strenuous. >.< I feel the same about running though, but if you want to be in good physical shape for a very long time it's important to exercise, sadly. :P

    Ahh your story sounds interesting. What team are the criminals a part of? o: Are they affiliated with team rocket, or any of the other villainous teams in the main series? Sounds pretty interesting so far, just don't be like me and let yourself run out of ideas. I'm unfortunately pretty bad at writing. :D

    Stereopony is nice too, although I haven't heard a lot from them. I do remember liking them though, of course. My first exposure to Jpop was through anime too, but then I ventured out and started to listen to songs off the oricon charts. Let me show you one of the many songs I like if that's ok. :)

    I haven't heard a lot of SNSD but that sucks about a member being kicked out. :/

    I'm a current Pokemon fan but I do admit I'm not quite as involved as I was when I was younger when I was totally craaazy about it. I also watched the anime back then, and I loved the first two seasons. I don't follow the current anime at all though, I guess because I'm older and jaded. :P
    Ahh yes Starmie is also one of my favorites, and those are all pretty nice too. I take it you usually have a preference for fully evolved Pokemon. I like the babies a lot because they're soooo ridiculously cute.

    I hope everything I said above is coherent, I'm hopelessly exhausted and feel like I'm going to pass out. xD
  6. Alakazam17
    August 16th, 2017 4:24 AM
    I haven't tried weightlifting at all, but that's something else I should look into. I'm still such a beginner haha. Walking and running is great, but I guess it isn't everything.

    I actually started the story when I was in high school and never grew tired of it haha. And yes, I have criminals trying to capture strong Pokémon, Articuno specifically. so that they can control the weather. I really should continue with it! I'm such a procrastinator, you see. *sweatdrop*

    I love Life(which I first heard on the Bleach anime), and it's the song that made me look more into YUI's work. I also got hooked onto Stereopony's music through Bleach as well. I'm not familiar with many others however, but most of the names you mentioned ring a bell in my memory. In regards to K-pop I love Girls' Generation, but was disappointed when one of its members got kicked out a few years ago. :(

    Not everyone on here is a current Pokémon fan so I thought it was possible, especially since I mostly see you around the off-topic forums. :P I used to do a lot of competitive battling back in 4th Gen, but grew away from it in the shift to 5th Gen.

    Lanturn is one of my favourites as well, though I didn't think it was popular. :O Others include Starmie, Yanmega, Mamoswine, Metagross, Gardevoir, Galvantula, and my absolute favourite, Froslass. <3
  7. MarinaSpeaks
    August 15th, 2017 1:05 PM
    I do squats too, usually by a chair with 5 pound dumbells in each hand for added weight. The pain is pretty important so I try to do as many as I can before resting. Aw I'm glad I could be inspiring, I just like to improve myself in any ways I can, because it's really good for long-term health to be productive and treat your body right.

    Pokemon in real world? *Gasps* That sounds very interesting and I've thought about it myself. I'd imagine the world would be in complete chaos honestly. xD Imagine criminals getting their hands on powerful Pokemon, oh gosh we'd be doomed.. and there'd be wicked scientists trying to develop the strongest Pokemon. Haha well I'd like to read your fanfic some time, I'm sure you've got interesting ideas. :)

    YUI is pretty good, she has a really nice calm voice. I used to listen to her a lot when I was younger. Some of her songs like CHE.R.RY, Rain, Goodbye days, Summer Song, Life, and many others. She's definitely up there with Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, Namie Amuro and some other all time greats. Kpop? I've listened to some Kpop a whiiiiiile ago, and it's pretty good but I think Jpop is more for me because of the melodies and ballads. I also like some western music too, and that includes some 80s and 90s stuff. ^^

    Haha of course I am a Pokemon fan you silly. :) I even play it competitively at times, and I'm not too bad either. :) Some of my favorites are pretty popular I think. Jigglypuff, Eevee, Ducklett, Lapras, Mantine, Lanturn, Psyduck, Seel, Ledyba, Absol, are among them. I also have some pretty unconventional favorites too that I doubt most people care for, like Electrode, Banette, Rhydon, Magmar, Jynx, and Electabuzz. What about you? :)
  8. Alakazam17
    August 14th, 2017 6:38 PM
    I rarely wear sunscreen, and it's often for the same reason. Often I go out early when it's not too hot, but end up staying outside until it gets hot. And by then it's too late. xD

    I'd like to try to get in better shape as well, and they sound like a good place to start. I've been doing some squats, but no more than 20 at a time. 72 push-ups are amazing though, good job! You're inspiring me to to better too. ^_^

    I used to have a massive fanfic about Pokémon in the real world. That ended years ago but I started a sequel this summer that I'll be starting to post on PC later this month. Currently I'm doing a Nuzlocke Challenge and writing it out in story form over in the Challenges section, and I'm also one of the players in LegendChu's Kanto Journal in the Gen 1 forum. So I've been doing a lot of writing haha.

    I had a feeling you liked Japanese music. :P I'm also a fan of it, mostly getting introduced to artists through anime openings. YUI is one of my favourites as a result of this. ^_^ Besides that I like a lot of different types of music, ranging from K-pop to country to 80's rock. =O

    Wow, I've already written a lot, but I'll still ask about Pokémon. You must be a fan if you came to this forum, right? ^_^
  9. MarinaSpeaks
    August 14th, 2017 2:24 PM
    Awww, be careful out in the sun! Do you wear sunscreen when you go out in the sweltering heat? I'll be honest and say that I rarely wear sunscreen, because I always convince myself "I won't be out too long, and everything will be fine." I should probably go out and get some damn sunscreen. xD

    Yeeesss, pushups are becoming a regular part of my fitness routine and today so far I did 72 total~ I remember when I was younger I used to just walk but now I'm trying to get in better shape. Pushups are a great way to build strength, and to build the muscles in your abdominals, chest, shoulders, and back so I've been trying to get into the habit of doing pushups at least 3x a week. :)

    Ah I think many people don't know what to say either, at least that's the impression I get when I'm making most of the new threads. Oh you write fanfics I see, interesting. I should read one of them some time. What are your fanfics about usually? :)

    Lastly what kind of music do you like to listen to? I'm really into Japanese music, but that may be a bit obvious. :)
  10. Alakazam17
    August 14th, 2017 1:56 PM
    I'm not that bad now, but I've had that flaky skin before. I spent the whole day outside in Ottawa on Canada Day. I had to work the next day and was nicknamed "Lobster Face." xD

    That sounds nice. ^_^ Minus the cut of course. I do a lot of walking and running around here, but that's usually been it. I think I should start some push-ups as well, and get a regular routine going. Is that what you do?

    I think I've replied to all of them actually haha. Let me know if I missed one. :P I haven't started many topics myself(aside from fanfics and journals of course) because I never know what to say.
  11. MarinaSpeaks
    August 14th, 2017 1:11 PM
    Aww sunburns aren't nice. =/ The only time I can recall being noticeably burnt by the sun was during my trip to Orlando Florida where I spent all day outside in 90+ degree weather! It was so hot that my skin turned red and started to flake, which was not that fun. xD

    I went to the park for a few hours and seemed I could move fine (My injury was some kind of cut on my heel from past running, which made it painful to walk without shoes)! >.< I just did walking and running intervals while listening to music, and sets of pushups in between. It was pretty nice and I feel so refreshed.

    Glad you're doing great as well. :) Which of my topics did you reply to? Joking, I'll find out myself, and I had no idea my topics would get that popular haha. I have a lot of my mind most of the time, so I just think of random thread topics on a whim like outta nowhere. I actually have to restrict myself from posting too many of em~
  12. Alakazam17
    August 14th, 2017 12:02 PM
    Nice. It's a little too hot here to do that, at least during the day. I ended up getting a little burnt the other day. Sorry to hear about your foot as well. :(

    And I'm doing great! I just replied to another of your threads on the forum. You're good at getting the community talking. ^_^
  13. MarinaSpeaks
    August 14th, 2017 7:20 AM
    Pretty good. :) Going to go to the park in a bit for exercise since the weather is beautiful over here, although it's going to be a bit hard for me to run because I hurt my foot. How are you doing? :)
  14. Alakazam17
    August 14th, 2017 7:05 AM
    Hi Marina, how's it going? ^_^