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  1. Sydian
    March 26th, 2010 11:39 AM
    I only have two others, so it's either Face Down or e1337. ): Damn. I don't know. Who even looks that far back? Seriously.
  2. 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
  3. Mika
    March 22nd, 2010 2:34 PM
    Oh then I'll have to get right on that then. I've been playing Soul Silver and haven't touched the sims in a week or so. I do indeed miss it and strangely, even it runs faster with the new router. o.O

    In my town tho, I do indeed have such delightful dramas going on right now.

    Just a tidbit of information on them for you to keep you excited I do believe. o3o They're all roleplay characters from Neopets. n_n I am just that awesome.
  4. Mika
    March 22nd, 2010 5:38 AM
    ASLKFJ yaaaay asty n___n eee sleeping Astychu. ;w; So adorable.

    Vacation from work? :O WE COULD PLAY THE SIMS
  5. Mika
    March 21st, 2010 3:02 PM

    n___n haaaay asty.
  6. Sike_Saner
    March 19th, 2010 3:00 PM
    OH GOD. XDDDD You know, I think the world's a better place for that... whatever it is... being brought into it. I really do.

    Oh, and here's something adorable. ^^
  7. Sike_Saner
    March 14th, 2010 1:47 PM
    Riding it while going "HURR", no less.
  8. Sike_Saner
    March 13th, 2010 10:47 AM

    I cannot look at that worm without being reminded of this. X3
  9. Buoysel
    March 13th, 2010 10:13 AM
    Okay I have Pikachu drawn and colored, but as you can see form my past avatars I fail at backgrounds. That being said I've actually come up with a good one for yours, but I need to know just one thing, What is your favorite PC theme? :D
  10. Buoysel
    March 12th, 2010 10:25 PM
    I've got plans for 4 new avatars for people on this forum (one for me of course) and one of 'em is a Pikachu for you. I hope to have them done before 11:30 am Sunday. (The time I'm leaving to go pick up Soul Silver) If I don't have them done by then it might be a couple of months before they are done.
  11. Sike_Saner
    March 11th, 2010 9:35 PM
    Yeah. XDDDD

    Well, anyway, it was this. Which I think is always going to make me laugh my ass off whenever I see it. XD
  12. Sike_Saner
    March 11th, 2010 9:27 PM
    Some of the funniest fires are the ones that happen to things that would typically have no reason to catch fire ever.
  13. Buoysel
    March 10th, 2010 7:39 PM
    Wow.... I'm really speechless now. Seriously I'm flattered. I didn't realize someone actually liked my avatars. (much less make them smile!?)

    Its no problem really, it give me something to do (as if typing on my story isn't something to do *shot*) I've been wanting to branch out in my drawings, I've been drawing nothing but Buizel and Typhlosion with the occasional Eevee thrown in.

    I was thinking about doing avatars on request, but I am already short on time, I would be so far behind( just like my fic(s)*shotrepetitively*).

    BTW, all of the work that I post to PC goes in My Art Album. It includes photos and drawings.
  14. Buoysel
    March 9th, 2010 5:49 PM
    Really? Well I better do something nice for you then...
  15. Venia Silente
    March 9th, 2010 10:48 AM
    Venia Silente
    Nah, I'm happily alive ever after. No zombies except behind you!

    I've just been slow to re-accommodate and, you know, actually visiting the FFL... :D

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