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  1. TyHawk4501
    December 12th, 2016 7:48 PM
    Definitely! When it's over, I'll have more free time to be online on Skype
  2. TyHawk4501
    December 12th, 2016 7:29 PM
    *TyHawk appears* Hey Mateo! School for me this semester is almost over
  3. BettyNewbie
    December 11th, 2016 1:27 PM
    And you're right about Ash always taking the role of the male player, with the girl either absent or as eye candy. If I do get back into the idea of trying to write fan fiction, I think I know which player characters I'd focus on :p
    This almost always seems to end up being fanfiction's job, isn't it? Canon either ignores or marginalizes the female characters, so fans have to turn to fanon to get equal representation. There's a reason why the majority of fanfic writers are female, after all.

    Of course, this often ends up being a Catch 22. Even the most wonderfully-written fanfic will never be given the visibility and importance of even the worst-written canon, and simply being a fanfic writer carries a lot of negative (and sexist) baggage. When most people think of fanfiction, they usually think of 15 year old emo girls writing badly-written porn. Any female character that is more than a Sexy Lamp automatically gets slapped with the dreaded "Mary Sue" insult, which is a surefire way to kick down an author and destroy their reputation. Nobody wants to be a "Suethor," after all.
  4. BettyNewbie
    December 10th, 2016 3:55 PM
    Well, the name "Mateo" makes me think "male." Sorry if you consider yourself something else.

    The only reason the male PCs don't appear in the anime more is because their role is already taken by the Eternal 10 Year Old and his Yellow Rat. Look at all the other adaptations that don't center around him (such as Origins, Generations, and the various manga), and the male PCs all feature heavily in leading roles. On the flipside, I can't name a single adaptation that uses the female PC as the main protagonist and has the boy as the sidekick.
  5. Fotomac
    December 10th, 2016 10:58 AM
    How do you give a trainer individual DVs independent of his/her own trainer class? Because I was thinking of giving the Rattata Lass on Route 3 the same DVs as most Youngsters (that is, those who don't have Rattata in the top percentage of Rattata) do.
  6. BettyNewbie
    December 9th, 2016 4:25 PM
    I've seen many people claim that Generations is only showing male protagonists because "most Pokémon fans are male," but is that really the case?

    The competitive part of the fandom definitely skews very male, but that's only a small part of the fandom as a whole (and probably not the target audience of Generations). And, I would say that the fanfic/fanart/shipping part of the fandom is predominantly female, if anything, and there's at least as many of them as there are competitive players. If the fandom as a whole skews more male, I wouldn't put it any higher than a 60/40 split, which really isn't enough to matter that much.

    Plus, this also carries the assumption that men have no interest in female protagonists, which I could definitely say isn't true. Lots of guys play as the female player characters, and just as many guys wanted to see those female player characters be represented in Generations. You can attest to this yourself, Mateo.

    I've also heard the argument that "female player characters already get their spotlight in the main anime" as a justification for Generations ignoring the girls.

    First of all, it's not actually true. Green, Hilda, and Rosa have never appeared in the anime, whatsoever, and Kris and Lyra only had very minor appearances. Only *three* female PCs--May, Dawn, and Serena--ever got significant screentime in the anime.

    And, secondly, have you even looked at how the anime portrays these girls? Only ONE of them, Lyra, was even a legit, badge-collecting trainer:

    The rest were all contest bimbos, whose main purpose was to give Ash a temporary girlfriend and dress up in cutesy outfits for fanservice purposes:

    Or, in Marina's case, get captured and rescued by the boys, aka. useless Damsel in Distress:

    None of these girls were the protagonists and heroes of the story. They always played sidekick to an Ash or Jimmy, never getting to be smarter, stronger, or more important than the boy. How is this even remotely considered quality representation?
  7. Fotomac
    December 5th, 2016 11:03 AM
    I just heard about the latest act of misogyny from Pokémon Generations. They once again favored the male protagonist over the female protagonist. Bastards...

    Well, anyway, you may have heard that I'm taking a break from the TCNS for about a month. The reason is because I feel like I'll have more breathing room to check if later parts of the game function as they should.

    Oh, when I get around to doing the French translation, should I do it in Metropolitan French (the language of mainland France) or French Canadian? (I'll do Major Bob's dialogue in French Canadian for sure, considering he's "le Ricain survolté".)
  8. BettyNewbie
    December 5th, 2016 8:45 AM
    While I've been mostly ignoring Generations ever since Ep 4, it's been hard to ignore the blowup over the latest example of misogyny from the special.

    Many fans had been hoping and praying for Hilda to appear in Generations ever since it was first announced. Since she never appeared in the main anime, nor did BW get an animated trailer like B2W2, this means that Hilda is one of the few player characters who has never been animated anywhere. Furthermore, she has no cross-canon counterparts anywhere besides Adventures, and she can't even claim to have had her design used for another character like Hilbert's was used for BW Ash.

    In terms of forgotten/ignored/overshadowed PCs, Hilda is right down there with Green, and even she can at least claim to have appeared in something else besides Adventures. Kris even has an anime counterpart, even if it's a very terrible one. Hilda has none of that, whatsoever.

    And, then there's the FerrisWheelShipping factor. N x Hilda is, by and large, the most popular pairing to come out of the Gen 5 games and is one of the most popular game pairings overall. Many people really, really wanted to see a Hilda vs N confrontation in Generations just so they could finally see Hilda and N onscreen together and see their ship get some canon backing.

    Well, the last Unova episode of Generations just aired, and the special did what it does best and broke their hearts:

    Suffice to say, the response on Tumblr was NOT pretty, and I don't blame them one bit.

    Although I love that Generations has N and Ghetsis going back and forth with one of the most powerful aspects of the entire 5th generation…. I have my slight irks. I’m sad that the canon now is N will have Reshiram and that the protagonist was Hilbert.
    The latest Generations episode is all wrong. First N has the wrong dragon, second… the story modification was great and would be perfect ingame but… WHERE THE HELL IS HILDA. YOU CAN STUCK THE MALE PROTAGS YOU KNOW WHERE NINTENDO, NO ONE NEEDS TO SEE THEM ALL THE TIME.

    And so they screwed it all up…
    Look I’m reaaaally happy N and the BW Protag have been reunited, but Pokémon Generations does know the female main characters exist also, right?
    If you prick me, I bleed Unova, and Hilda is my Number One Fave Protag, so even though the episode featured one of my favorite Pokémon characters in N and one of my favorite villains in Ghetsis, I couldn’t help but be a tad disappointed by the choice to use the male protag for the third time in a row.
    I’m battling between absolute joy and rage over the new Pokemon Generations episode.

    Like, there’s the joy over that familiar music, N just simply existing, the emphasis of how awful Ghetsis is, the evidence of how much N has grown, and N and the chosen hero finally meeting again.

    But why Touya. Why not Touko. Why must they all be male protagonists. What the heck are you thinking, creators, females play Pokemon, too, you know this, why have they all been male?!
    Ready for another generations rant? Where do I begin….

    Okay so Generations just proved it’s sexism in this episode. Why is it so against giving us female heroes? They could have split the remaining protags Gold and Red I get it the male was the only hero but then on? There’s no excuse especially here where the girl is always associated with the second version.

    Touya had Zekrom and N Reshiram and thus this means it was the plot of White the second version. WHICH IS 99% OF THE TIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE GIRL

    There’s a reason the manga puts the male name on the first game and the female name on the second, what do you have against saying girls can be the protagonist too Generations what is it?!

    And also BW only got one episode while BW2 the inferior got two episodes and I’m upset about that that but this refusal to show the heroine is really pissing me off
    Wanna' know why I didn't want to see any PCs besides Red? I knew ahead of time that this would happen, and I was proven 100% right.

    What makes it even sadder is that Generations was likely Hilda's last chance to appear in anything. The Gen 5 games are old news, and them getting remakes down the road isn't 100% now that VC releases are a thing. And, Unova doesn't exactly carry the nostalgia factor that Kanto does, so odds of it getting revisited in a non-remake context are very low.

    I'm not even the biggest Hilda or N x Hilda fan, but this is a pretty big Epic Fail on Generations' part. I feel terrible for those fans.
  9. Fotomac
    December 3rd, 2016 4:12 PM
    Oh, just today my curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to Google Pokémon Christmas and ended up stumbling across an abandoned wiki for Skeetendo hacks completely by mistake. Long story short, the TCNS now has a page there. It'd be nice if the Skeetendo wiki was in as much use as the Skeetendo forum...
  10. TyHawk4501
    December 2nd, 2016 8:43 PM
    You're welcome! Awesome! Thanks! )
  11. TyHawk4501
    December 2nd, 2016 8:10 PM
    Thank you! I only have one exam this semester, so that's good Also, I noticed you changed your profile pic on Twitter and on your Facebook page, looks awesome
  12. TyHawk4501
    December 2nd, 2016 6:09 PM
    Oh ok. Oh ok :p My day wasn't too bad either. Also I only have 2 more weeks of school left for this semester
  13. TyHawk4501
    December 2nd, 2016 5:55 PM
    *TyHawk appears* Hey Mateo! Hope you had a great day?
  14. Fotomac
    November 29th, 2016 9:11 AM
    Anyway, do you think I might want to add a push and pop to the stat raising code, judging from the copy of "engine/battle/core.asm" that came with the latest Alpha?
  15. Fotomac
    November 27th, 2016 5:22 PM
    Speaking of which... how did you incorporate Pokémon Riding?

    BTW, in regards to the infinite Harden thing, upon further investigation, on the seventh Harden the defense is apparently reset to -6. I'll have to hit a Metapod or Kakuna with Tail Whip or Leer just to be sure, but right now I'm assuming that's where the glitchy part of that kicks in.

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  • About Mateo
    Hey guys, I'm Mateo. I was the co-founder of the Skeetendo Inc. Hacking Group (before it was a community, when it was just me and Pyro). I'm still a huge fan of Gen II, and so I still enjoy playing and hacking those games. I'm currently working on a "Johto Legacy" series that continues the story of G/S/C that consists of the "Pokémon Christmas" hack, and an upcoming prequel called "Pokémon Spirits and Legends" (that currently has no thread here).
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