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Allen Ceedos

The Old School PokeFan

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  1. Sheep
    35 Minutes Ago 1:58 AM
    Sheep
    I'm more into video game and anime music and am quite picky with music in general ahaha (and hardly listen to it compared to others it seems @_@), but that is really cool! Work hard, seems like an awesome thing you have going on and I hope you enjoy it. o/

    But yep, the post office is indeed crap. I was researching it for hours and hours and decided I'd take the chance, but only via courier since that way I can insure my parcel for a full refund if needed. After not getting any tracking updates since the 18th and having all my e-mails ignored, I complained to ICASA and the post office was apologizing and responding to me in minutes. Now I know what to do next time. =p It was finally shipped to Cape mail yesterday....

    re: XY rivals, yeahhh. They were far and away the least memorable. XY in general had a forgettable story and weakest villain team imo. Sucks because the region is gorgeous and it was the first 3D main series games, so people had high expectations. Nowadays fans are realizing more and more that the games weren't too great, since back then we were seeing them with rose-tinted glasses because they were in 3D. Myself included aha.

    Hackers are already starting to work on hacks that will allow all Pokémon to exist in Sword & Shield, so we'll see where that goes. Game Freak JP and EU also sent out e-mails asking for feedback on what fans have seen on the game so far, plus there are complaints literally everywhere on all of their Twitter accounts, so hopefully our voices will be heard/addressed. I'd be fine with not all mons being included if animation was at least improved over what we had years ago, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Granted some things do look great, like the cities/towns we've seen.
  2. Sheep
    1 Day Ago 4:33 AM
    Sheep
    On another note, my holiday visa extension was approved (damn I really thought Home Affairs would make a mistake from the complaints I've read, haha) and I'm officially vacationing here in Cape Town until Nov 8!!!

    How are you btw? Anything new?
  3. Sheep
    1 Day Ago 4:29 AM
    Sheep
    oops late reply again

    Yeah you hit the nail on the head from what I've heard. It seems really tedious for a local here sometimes, or maybe only for me because I'm used to how good I had it on the other side of the world. Things here seem quite corrupt, and I've heard horror stories of the post office in SA especially re: their slow delivery speed and lack of proper communication among other things. Uuuunfortunately I am still waiting for the arrival of my international package which was shipped two weeks ago and promised to be delivered in 3-5 business days. @_@ Alas, at least it was via courier and fully insured, so I can submit a claim and have them look into it on my behalf.

    You're shy? Really? Who would've thunk it? :) I hope that's not one of the reasons you had trouble at your previous job..?
    lol sadly yes. Sometimes dealing with long lines, especially alone, could be tedious because of the anxiety. I'd take relaxants to help me and that worked well, but right now I've not been taking them anymore since I want to rely less on them (didn't take a single one for three weeks)! That and when customers/students (worked at a university for years up until April) are angry and start taking their frustration out on you, it can trigger panic. That's at least a normal reaction for being put under that sort of pressure though, but I wish it were easier for me to keep it cool and not turn beet red whenever I'm confronted like that.

    Nope, the playable characters haven't had any names revealed! Though I actually like the hyperactive rivals like Barry and Hau, lol. They're often young, so I'm more understanding of them acting their way. Game Freak probably won't go back to having any rude rivals, since it probably doesn't look good to parents if they see their child interacting with someone telling them to get out of their way. haha

    What is the drama surrounding Home? Is it genuine or people are just whining about something stupid online, as usual?
    Basically not all available Pokémon will be coded into Sword and Shield, so only specific ones will exist and be transferrable from Home into the games. People are really upset at having some mons outright cut from the games, and it's the first time this has happened. GF claims it's because there are too many Pokémon now and their efforts have more been going into animation quality, which aggravates people even more since the battle animations are still as poor as they used to be since XY. See here for example: https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1138659232851603456
  4. Sheep
    1 Week Ago 5:14 AM
    Sheep
    Yeah, up until very recently they've been doing load shedding and limiting water use (iirc). Fortunately right as I got here the load shedding seemed to have stopped, so I'm hopeful it won't hit me while I'm here.

    if I sense that the people here are going to be an issue, I will walk away
    Good on you! Standing up for yourself is so important, and I wish I were a bit less shy and could better stand up for myself.

    & Hop is a cute bit silly name! lol
    But seeing Pokémon in the overworld seems to just be limited to the Wild Area part of the game, which is an open-world spot where mons roam. Other areas will be the standard way of encountering things, so you'll walk in the grass and bam encounter. Does look pretty nice though, yeah! Despite all the drama surrounding Home and the fandom exploding over it atm. @_@
  5. Sheep
    2 Weeks Ago 12:50 AM
    Sheep
    No sign of snow at all, just temperatures that range from 12-20 during the day and can go to 9 or 10 at night sometimes. We'll see see what winter will bring later on!! I'm actually a lot colder than I thought I'd be, even though I went through NYC winters lol. Then again I'm pretty sure I have anemia or something, since I always have issues with being cold...

    and yay! The best jobs are ones where you're not running around 24/7. I disliked my previous job that I recently quit quite a bit, but it did have upsides like those.

    And nope. I'm not really into fangames much or follow any news with them aha. I'm mostly about the official games and that has a looot of drama going on atm from the Pokémon Home announcement. orz
  6. Sheep
    2 Weeks Ago 11:25 PM
    Sheep
    Pretty good! It hasn't been too cold all things considered but I feel like I still get cold soo easily... @_@ So we ended up buying an electric blanket lol, which I'm sure will help a lot, especially next month :3

    Glad work is ok and not too stressful! That's very important. I'm not up to much myself, just relaxing now that I finally have a break from working myself to exhaustion after years lmao.
  7. Sheep
    3 Weeks Ago 12:55 PM
    Sheep
    Oh hi hi! Been well, enjoying time in Cape Town. \o/ Forgot to reply to your last message since I got so busy and distracted. Hope you’re well too and work hasn’t been too stressful!!!
  8. Sheep
    April 11th, 2019 12:07 PM
    Sheep
    Tomorrow is the day I fly to Australia, so will be busier from here on out! Then back to Cape Town mid next month..

    It's not a complete game unfortunately
    Aw. :< I figured with how popular and old it was, it would've been completed by now? Is there at least a good chunk of content to go through??

    Aren't there places where you can get iPads that aren't so expensive?
    I wish. @_@ The iPad I want is one of the newest ones, which will cost an arm and a leg anywhere, even if used. Since it has no home button the screen itself is bigger, which makes drawing on it a lot more comfortable!

    Will probably be trying some new fangames when I'm less busy next month, you've motivated me! haha
    Lots of cool story/game ideas being thrown around, plus there are so many already out there that are arguably as good or even better than the main games!
  9. Sheep
    April 5th, 2019 6:09 PM
    Sheep
    mega late b/c i forgot to reply oooOps

    And yeah, it's really unfortunate. :< Sadly people like me who tend to be too nice and pushovers get taken advantage of far too often. I've had several good bosses and co-workers too, but the bad always tends to stand out more. Never will forget all the verbal abuse I had to put up with at that receptionist job. But yes, just a bit more to go. :D Mon Tues Wed and doooone ya

    Heard so many things about Adventure Red so it's probably time for me to play it too. Is it completed? How long is the game?

    Don't have much time to draw consistently sadly, especially since my tablet hurts my back and arm. =( Looking to buy an iPad to draw directly on a screen at some point because those are more comfortable, but also expensive...

    Wish you luck with the walkthrough overview etc!! Actually bringing a game to life has always gone way over my head lol. So it's admirable when others can actually create that type of thing.
  10. Lunos
    March 28th, 2019 2:35 AM
    Lunos
    I don't have a Pro account, but I was able to put it on my free account just fine.
    https://pastebin.com/1vMCPp86
  11. Lunos
    March 27th, 2019 4:42 PM
    Lunos
    Hey Allen, thank you for writing a walkthrough of Red Chapter!
    I gave it a quick look and it looks pretty awesome!
    Say though, don't you think it would be better to make a Pastebin for it?
    Having to download a text file can be a little bit annoying, and you never know when the link could break. In comparison, you can post the guide on a Pastebin and set it to never expire!
    It's just a small suggestion. Again, thanks for making the walkthrough, I have already linked it in the Guides section of Red Chapter's main post ^^
  12. Sheep
    March 22nd, 2019 6:13 PM
    Sheep
    To me that's the dream right there, working for yourself and doing something that you truly enjoy while making a living too.
    This would be the ideal. I had an hour+ long chat with some co-workers today about how the office we work in has a bad reputation because of specific people that still work here, and how said people don't treat some of us very well. Just solidified my choice of why quitting was a good idea. April 10th is the last day, but it can't come fast enough tbh! I hope you'll land something you'll be happy with wherever you end up. =)

    And that's fine! Gens I to III are amazing and I love those mons. Sounds like it's going to be really interesting ~

    lmao
    at least you remember to actually send requests at some point!!
  13. Sheep
    March 19th, 2019 5:28 PM
    Sheep
    In the desert after Castelia right now. :> Taking it slow since I am hella busy and barely have time for games on weekdays haha. I swear I only have 1.5 hrs of free time tonight, what a pain. -sheds tear- USUM aren't really sequels; more third versions à la Crystal and Platinum. I went through the story but have yet to finish all post game content, in part due to my schedule and also because, like you said, they are very similar... Have yet to explore Ultra Holes too, which were one of the main differences/a big thing they marketed as a reason to buy these versions. @_@

    Haha np!! I quit because the job is tedious and has no room for growth. It's near impossible to get promoted on this campus, especially when the school is so hugely in debt and in a hiring freeze. Plus my commute is 1 hr and 40 minutes or so each way. Used to be two hours until they revamped the express bus system and shortened routes a little. Have enough money to last me many years without working, so I'm fine without having a job for now. Going to relax with the bf in Australia and Cape Town for a bit!

    Janice asks Pidgey if it would like to come along, thus enabling Pidgey to go on its own journey :)
    this is so cute and pidgey is precious
    having one along with you without a poké ball is aaaaaw material
  14. Sheep
    March 17th, 2019 11:14 AM
    Sheep
    I did! Basically gym leaders and E4 have increased level mons with held items and different moves, but the Pokémon options in BW2 are very good with lots of variety so there are enough choices to go through the game with. ^^ I'm actually playing through White 2 on an emulator atm (normal mode) and am having a good time! Sadly challenge/hard mode can only be unlocked by beating Black 2 (specifically this version) since defeating the champion grants you a Challenge Mode key which you can then send to another copy of either B or W2, and play challenge mode through there. Bit of a silly method imo....should let players choose what mode they want to play from the start. Alas.... Maybe I can find some hacks/AR codes that let me start with challenge mode right off the bat, lol. On the other hand, beating White 2 grants you an Easy Mode key. Pah as if we needed that.

    Haha aww! I barely seem to have time to draw these days, but that should change when I quit the job soon and stay abroad in Australia and then Cape Town for a few months starting next month. Life is busy as butt atm.

    yeah I've heard of Adventure Red! Never played it though. Soo many good fangames to catch up with. Good luck with the walkthrough!!
  15. Sheep
    March 13th, 2019 5:29 PM
    Sheep
    I never even tried hard mode in BW2! Might go look up some videos out of curiosity before bed now, actually....\o/

    And aaaww! Your stories definitely seem like they'd be an interesting read regardless, you're a good writer going by our message exchange so far. :> So hopefully you'll keep pushing through and have something published at some point. Even if you end up mostly keeping it to yourself though, progress is progress! You can do it!!

    Wow. Never had that view of contests as a kid, but seems like such a bummer to find out it wasn't what you expected. :< They were really fun though imo! Enjoyed them a lot and spent tons of time with friends mixing berries and pitting our Pokémon against each other. The manga is great on that note, really have to continue where I left off in the Johto saga with Gold.

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  • About Allen Ceedos
    Quick Self-Introduction
    Hi there, my name is Allen. A long time Pokemon fan.
    Biography
    I'm a long time Pokemon fan from Zim. Used to watch the anime, then got to play the games & read the manga. But these days I just play the games.
    Interests
    - Reading manga, comics
    - Playing old games
    - Drawing, writing
    - Watching anime, series, LPs etc
    - Compiling, mixing House music
    Location
    Zimbabwe
    Gender
    Male ♂
    Occupation
    Former Student
    Nature
    Relaxed
    Also Known As
    That Goddamn Sunday Driver
    Favorite Pokémon
    Lugia, Entei, Groudon, Totodile, Typhlosion, Gengar, Pidgeotto, Hariyama
    Go Team
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