Conversation Between bobandbill and Astinus
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  1. Astinus
    July 30th, 2010 10:10 PM
    I like the fact that I post in your section at pretty much the same time you post in mine. It's a conspiracy!

    Not sure why I keep sending you VMs when I'm supposed to be in bed. You're a bad influence, bnb. =P

    Reading over your schedule for Tuesdays makes me so glad that I'm out of school. But I'm sure you can handle it. You have the power of mangoes!
  2. bobandbill
    July 26th, 2010 4:47 PM
    Frank the goat is the coolest subject to discuss ever. (Well maybe besides Heather, idk =p). And I suppose even sppf has enough of green after a while. ;p

    XD I'm not too bad with finding mistakes in other people's stuff, but trying to find mistakes in stuff I write... well, then I certainly suck. XD

    As for your third paragraph (;p) - I see, good luck with gaining those hours again (that is if you want them =p), or leastways hope that confusing gets punted out of the way soon enough. Confusing stuff sucks.

    Heh, at least you can read more, yes. XD And cheers for the good luck - I particularly need them on Tuesdays (not first week luckily, but usually after that they suck. 8am to 5pm lessons with no breaks? WHO WOULD DO THIS). But I managed to pass all my subjects first semester, so yay I suppose with managing thus far. =D

    Hurrah for some sort of sleep then I guess? =p
  3. Astinus
    July 25th, 2010 1:59 AM
    I'm imagining SPPf exploding like the universe. Quite impressive for a Pokemon forum to do that. And PC needs a Frank forum, where we can discuss goats.

    XD Your typo reminded me of a line I wrote in a fic: "We can either fly there, or take a plane." The length of time it took me to realize that was wrong astounded me. I kept reading it and reading it and it just made sense to me. I don't even know.

    As for work (apparently all of my VMs to you need to have a paragraph that begins with those words!) my manager's going to talk to the head manager about getting me more hours. We found that they cut my hours because they hired someone new in. Even though the new person can't do my job, so it's just a whole mess of confusing.

    At least I have the time to read more Card? XD Plus there are a few fics that are waiting for my reviews. So in a way, I'm looking forward to having time off to just sit at home.

    Good luck with uni, btw. I hope you don't disappear forever under uni work! x_x

    I got sleep. =P Fell asleep at nine at night, woke up at two in the morning, and couldn't get back to sleep. Which is why I'm sending you this VM at six in the morning again. XD
  4. bobandbill
    July 24th, 2010 4:34 PM
    Ah. XD Well the long and short of it, sppf kinda exploded last night. And so some sections are temporarily unavailable... well were, they are back now it seems so all is well? There was also the awesome Frank section for a short bit. XD Also soon sppf is going to have more downtime in an attempt to fix said servers and the lag so yay if it actually works. =D

    Some of my typos have just been non-sensical e.g. 'I forgot my forgot something'. Which I wrote on paper one english class. XD

    That does sound rather odd with your work... I have a small part-time job myself every since the beginning of the year teaching karate, whee. Always on Fridays so it's been consistent (besides when I've been overseas I guess =p). Need to read some more Card books myself methinks. =p Although uni starts tomorrow so yay lack of time for that and fics. >_< Congrats with gtting stuff done though - I still need to finish my first fic. XD

    And get moar sleep. t_t
  5. Astinus
    July 24th, 2010 2:20 AM
    Um, um...! First of all, you can help me find Pokemon General at SPPf. I just went there for the first time in over a week, and I could have sworn that there was a Pokemon General Discussion forum. o_o

    Help me, bnb! I'm lost!

    XD "Bobody" is so not my worst typo. I think my worst is "He put it in his lover" when I meant "locker". That one was a mental slip because it was in a pre-shipping fic.

    Pictures would be a plus. Of your vacation. Not my typo. XD

    As for my life... Work is interesting. One week, my hours got cut. The next, I had twice the amount of hours. Now my hours are cut again. I don't know what's going on. Other than that, though, things are the same. I've been writing, finishing my first multi-chapter fic and its short story sequel. I've also been reading Card books, which means that my sleep schedule is all screwed up. Whenever I read Card books, I stay up really late to read as much as I can, and then I get a lot of plot bunnies in my mind.

    Which is why I'm still awake at six in the morning, and I have to be in work in two hours. Fun fun fun.
  6. bobandbill
    July 23rd, 2010 6:05 AM
    ...I...I have? Oh no! What do I do? ;_;

    And heh, you should see some of the stuff I typo. ;p (Luckily some typos are worthy or getting used in fics anyways XD).

    The vacation was pretty cool. Was with grandparents + other relatives first few days in Warsaw (Poland's capital) and nearby 'summer house' in countryside. Then visited Polish mountains and went walkity about a lot (pokewalker enjoyed this =p) - probably my favourite part, what with all the nature and super views and whatnot. =D After that, Italy - Colosseum and Vatican and whatnot for nearly a week - stayed with some friend of my uncle (went there with uncle + cousins) in a cramped room but OH WELL. And then Poland again for a couple of days before I went home. Also spent a day in Amsterdam on the way back by myself, heh. Needless to say also enjoyed a lot of good eating as well as sightseeing. =D

    And yes I have photos, idk may post some on lj or something? Which needs updating as I am lazypants man. =p How's life for you been recently?
  7. Astinus
    July 23rd, 2010 12:09 AM
    When I was typing a fanfic, I typo'd "nobody" as "bobody" and was reminded of you. And then I realized I never dropped by and said anything about your return.

    YOU'VE RETURNED! Just in case you didn't know, of course.

    How was the vacation? I know it was holidayrific but you know me. I like details. Sometimes.
  8. bobandbill
    June 21st, 2010 7:46 PM
    Well now you know. ;p
  9. Astinus
    June 21st, 2010 7:39 PM
    I completely forgot the Plot Bunny thread existed. ;0; Thank you for reminding me.
  10. bobandbill
    May 22nd, 2010 5:11 AM
    If you say so? XD But should I then shout 'I AM PLUSMAN' or 'I'M POSTIVE!'? =P

    I thought it may have been a Digimon... indeed the expression is priceless. XD

    And hurrah for the announcey...announcement. And yeah, I guess we'll just have to wait and see... and if not then maybe spam we'll people with HEY LISTEN and pictures of Scott.

  11. Astinus
    May 21st, 2010 8:43 PM
    It's a plus sign, mate. A red plus sign added to your name. Shout it from the mountaintops. XD

    The avatar is a Neamon. It's a Digimon, and his expression is priceless in that avatar.

    Announcement has been created. We'll wait and see how things will work. I'm still not sure how it would seem to use the VM suggestion that Jax said. I'll see if the announcement works first before moving onto that.
  12. bobandbill
    May 21st, 2010 5:26 AM
    I guess I didn't bother shouting it to the world or something, hence a lack of response to it. XD But cheers. =)

    How are you btw? And...what is your avatar from anyways? XD

    ...also random thought btw - maybe with the max revive threads in the ff section, an announcement could be made about them to generate more attention? *shrugs*
  13. Astinus
    May 20th, 2010 11:04 PM
    Pardon me, good sir, but why was I not informed of the "+" added to your name on SPPf? I checked out those forums for the first time tonight, and come to find that surprise.

    Now my congratulations are belated. :(
  14. bobandbill
    March 23rd, 2010 5:18 AM
    I want a mango pastry now. =( And money as well, naturally.

    Ooh, Orre fic. I'm interested. =D Anyways... going by in-game stuff, it never actually says just how a Pokemon's heart gets closed (except that in Colosseum they mention it's 'artificially' done to make it into 'a fighting machine'). It is kinda hinted though that the Pokemon gets tortured or put under some sort of stress or the like. Worthy of note in Colosseum Shadow Pokemon are made in a remote lab in the middle of desert which when you get there is full of empty prison-like cells, and in XD it's in a 'Shadow Factory' (hardly a nice place as you may imagine =P). Also the original way is to visit the relic stone, a shrine for Celebi, or meet Celebi itself, which will purify the Pokemon's heart (via the power of time and all I suppose). That's the view I've taken anyways, and from what I've seen of other people's thoughts it seems to be the general consensus.

    Actually you've reminded me of that tvtropes page linked to recently.. there was a bit about Shadow Pokemon and some theory on it, heh, with many a tangent mind:
    And how could we have forgotten Cipher already? The organization as a whole can be factored in as Complete Monsters (individual members like Miror B. can be excused).

    It may sound hilarious that their scheme is to seal the hearts of Pokemon, but the real horror is what it implies - they inflict a variety of horrors, both natural and artificially-induced, to strip a Pokémon of all sense of compassion, emotion, and empathy, leaving nothing but a soulless, heartless killing machine behind. If any of the Pokemon species on this page caused you to freak out, imagine how much worse it would be if there was nothing stopping it from doing that to you.

    You have to fix this by showing them kindness and trusting them. As the Pokémon gets better, it enters Hyper Mode, its Berserk Mode, more frequently, mirroring a pattern seen in some real-world mental problems stemming from abuse or trauma. Plus, myths of Pokemon like that exist from before science could even do such a thing. Celebi can undo the shadow completely via time travel. The only logical assumption is that the psychological/neurological aspect of a Shadow Pokémon comes from sustained, deliberate, explicitly objectifying abuse, and most Pokémon have the personalities of children.

    I know that it's terrible for all the shadow pokemon, but somehow a shadow Togepi is just incredibly awful. In the games its a carefree egg that brings happiness, and the anime it has the mentality and personality of two-year old. I just started XD, I reeally want to get the Togepi now.

    And I'm also very glad there isn't a shadow Alakzam, in more of a story context than actual gameplay, you'd be screwed. (Yes, I'm the one who thinks spoon mage is a freakish creep.)

    To add on to this, Hyper Mode causes an increase in critical probability with Shadow Rush, which back in Colosseum inflicted recoil damage on its user. In XD, it's replaced with Reverse Mode, which instead has the Pokemon sustain damage at the end of each round it's afflicted. Either way, the afflicted Pokemon are not likely to use any non-Shadow move while affected, and refuse to accept any items from the trainer, which can be a bit of a ***** when fighting other Shadow Pokemon. Oh, and to fix either state, you have to either call out its name, use a pack of cologne, or stuff it in Daycare for a while. That's right - not even the freakin' Pokemon Centers can snap them out of it, and given ordinary and improperly equipped people aren't even aware of what their Pokemon are doing freaking out and hurting themselves, they'll probably only notice something's horribly wrong when their Pokemon finally pass out from overexertion! Imagine your pet Pikachu going into seizures at random and passing out, and not only do you have no idea what the hell's going on, neither do the trained medics. That will scare the **** out of you.

    And then there are many of the actual owners of Shadow Pokémon, who fall into four categories - people who want to set them right (Wes, Rui, and Michael), people who don't know the bum deal they got, people who want them for their power, and the members of Cipher. Your rank in the organization is typically indicated by how many Shadow Pokemon you possess - lowly grunts typically have one or two, with higher-ups having up to four. Greevil (bastard that he is) has a grand total of seven - four of which are legendaries, and one of which is so thoroughly corrupted that its physical appearance changed to reflect this! The translation to all that is that advancement through the ranks requires its members to be Complete Monsters to their own Pokemon (that may be why Miror B. is roaming freelance in XD; he quit!). Add in that Cipher is one of those Names To Run Away From Really Fast, and it's easy to see how the whole group beats out Cyrus in terms of sheer evil.

    Hope that helps some? I'm eager to talk more on Orre stuff though, seeing I know too much about it I feel. XD

    And yes, that is a good thing. Miror B should never have such unfabulous hands. =P
  15. Astinus
    March 22nd, 2010 3:19 PM
    Actually, at my store's bakery, we do have mango pastries. Now if they were mango pastries wrapped in money, we'd be getting somewhere.

    Since the last message I sent you contained butter-knife-hands Miror. B, we could say that this question isn't completely random. See, I'm writing a fanfic that takes place in Orre, and there's a scene where a Pokemon gets his heart closed off to be a Shadow Pokemon. So my question is if there's any sort of theory as to how a Pokemon's heart gets closed. You're the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to Colo/XD, so maybe you know of something.

    There's no butter-knife-hands Miror. B in my fic, though. XD We should be glad about that.

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