Writer's Lounge Need advice? Want to give advice? Come on in and share ideas with your fellow writers. Just remember, all fics go in the main forum.

TrollandToad.com
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #12626    
Old September 10th, 2009 (10:25 PM).
Redstar's Avatar
Redstar Redstar is offline
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Posts: 786
    Why do you like Pokemon?
    I first got into Pokemon when my mom bought me the official Nintendo player's guide for Red and Blue. I was astounded and drawn in by the monsters on the cover, and didn't even open the book for over half an hour. I really don't know what I like/d Pokemon so much, but I have always been fascinated with worlds imagined and created so thoroughly they seem real. Pokemon was something to discover and explore. It's inspired my writing in many ways.

    Relevant Advertising!

      #12627    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:29 PM).
    txteclipse's Avatar
    txteclipse txteclipse is offline
    Peace & Goodwill
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Location: San Diego
    Age: 27
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quiet
    Posts: 2,324
    Why do you like Pokemon?

    I like Pokémon because I grew up with the franchise, and it still manages to interest me. That's not easy. Also because the games are some of the best around and because of the awesome fandom built around the whole thing.

    Geeze, it's like asking why people like Legend of Zelda or Mario. Except, of course, I like pokémon even better than those.
    __________________
    Courage of the heart is very rare. The stone has a power when it's there.

    sig art by かんな
    avatar art by Nokocchi
      #12628    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:30 PM).
    Feign's Avatar
    Feign Feign is offline
    Clain
    • Platinum Tier
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Canada
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 4,299
    Gah! Sorry, I alluded to it in my post, but it should have been part of the boldness, just for clarity's sake, as well as to see if people will fully answer the question

    Why do you like Pokemon, in terms of meaningful relationships? (inanimate or animate of course).
    __________________
      #12629    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:31 PM).
    Citrinin's Avatar
    Citrinin Citrinin is offline
    Nephrotoxic.
    • Crystal Tier
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Zealand
    Age: 21
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 2,778
    I... don't understand the question. o.o; Could you be more specific? XD;
    __________________
    ~
      #12630    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:37 PM).
    Feign's Avatar
    Feign Feign is offline
    Clain
    • Platinum Tier
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Canada
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 4,299
    Just think of it as something you associate with. Or rather, like a relationship with a parent - to the same, or similar to Pokemon. While it may not be in the same league (thus an association), one might have it as a relationship.

    Here's an example:

    I like playing cards with my friends, because it makes me happy.

    *late night thinking atm I think* >.>
    __________________
      #12631    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:38 PM).
    Bay Alexison's Avatar
    Bay Alexison Bay Alexison is online now
    O, Dance of Devotion!
    • Moderator
    • EOEvent Organizer
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Location: Dani California
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Sassy
    Posts: 4,888
    Bah, missed that part of the question due to me trying to read most of the posts here. D:

    Hm, in terms of relationships? Not actually sure what kind of question is that, but I'll try. I guess if the Pokemon world is real, me having Pokemon and all, it's journeying and growing with them. Not only has my Pokemon grown in terms of both strength and mentality, but me also. It's a great feeling that your Pokemon has come from a long way but so do you. Hoped I answered this okay. D:

    Edit: Ninjaed. >.> I still stand corrected by my answer, though.
    __________________
      #12632    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:39 PM).
    Misheard Whisper's Avatar
    Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
    Waiting for the rain
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Doctor Drakken's lair
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 3,389
    I play Pokemon because it's one helluva game. It has lastability.
    I immerse myself in the fandom because again, lastability. Pokemon will go on and on and on. It's a great thing.
    __________________
      #12633    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:40 PM).
    Citrinin's Avatar
    Citrinin Citrinin is offline
    Nephrotoxic.
    • Crystal Tier
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Zealand
    Age: 21
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 2,778
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feign
    Just think of it as something you associate with. Or rather, like a relationship with a parent - to the same, or similar to Pokemon. While it may not be in the same league (thus an association), one might have it as a relationship.

    Here's an example:

    I like playing cards with my friends, because it makes me happy.

    *late night thinking atm I think* >.>
    So, just to clarify, the question basically asks what role Pokémon played in your social life?
    __________________
    ~
      #12634    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:46 PM).
    Feign's Avatar
    Feign Feign is offline
    Clain
    • Platinum Tier
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Canada
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 4,299
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Citrinin View Post
    So, just to clarify, the question basically asks what role Pokémon played in your social life?
    Not quite. You could play the game by yourself, in a cubicle for all your life, without meeting anyone else, and still have a relationship with it. What I am wondering, is if said relationship is meaningful, or is it by association, and if it is one or the other, that you would answer the question properly (of which I would not tell you how to answer just yet, as that was what I was going to reveal later).
    __________________
      #12635    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (10:59 PM).
    Caliban's Avatar
    Caliban Caliban is offline
    Trying to change my life, brb~
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: New Zealand
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Naughty
    Posts: 339
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redstar View Post
    I'm not saying the books are totally bad either, but I've been forced to pass most of them up because they simply didn't interest me. The whole Star Wars concept bores me, though the writing on a few of the writers is probably good. I don't know.

    The Saga of the Seven Suns has received nothing but bad reviews. It's rife full of plot holes, one-dimensional characters, plot-lines introduced and discarded within paragraphs, and just plain bad writing. Plus it was seven books for no good reason other than to match up with the "seven suns" bit.
    Gosh, you really don't like him. My current problem is that it's proving hard to work out how to send you a virus without knowing your email address find something that I like that you do respect. Other than P.A. fantasy.
    There's a certain mod somewhere around here who seems to have a fetish for Ender... I'd at least pretend to tolerate OSC...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sparkling Dragon View Post
    I'm not saying you're blanket-dissing Star Wars, period, but the books. You say, then, that you have read more than one. Which authors did you read? Admittedly, some are crap, but there are really good Star Wars books out there. I haven't read a majority of them, so all I'll say is that I've liked most of the ones I have read. Have you read any by Karen Traviss, Drew Karpyshyn? and Kevin J. Anderson is tha man. Ever read the Saga of Seven Suns?

    PS: You get cookies if you can tell where the guy in my new avatar comes from, and cake if you can name him.
    Kehekehekehekehekehekehekehekehe~nya!
    Your avatar is from Battle Royale. I'm off to Google the name.

    Oh, yeah. Bane.

    B > C > Y < M

    Where...
    Spoiler:

    B = Bane
    C = Chuck Norris
    Y = He who I met in a swamp on ****bah
    M = MANDO'ADE!!!1!!!!1!!!!!1!1!!!!


    Why I like Pokemon in terms of social relationships?
    My cousin had Gold, which I played while he was staying with us, and he gave me Ruby. Then my friend turned out to love Pokemon, and so I was constantly exposed to it from all fronts.
    So I either liked it or died. Can you guess which?

    Thrawn, anyone?

    EDIT: Feign, I'll edit this when you make your epic reveal.
      #12636    
    Old September 10th, 2009 (11:22 PM).
    Redstar's Avatar
    Redstar Redstar is offline
       
      Join Date: Feb 2009
      Posts: 786
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
      Gosh, you really don't like him. My current problem is that it's proving hard to work out how to send you a virus without knowing your email address find something that I like that you do respect. Other than P.A. fantasy.
      There's a certain mod somewhere around here who seems to have a fetish for Ender... I'd at least pretend to tolerate OSC...
      I'm not the only one that doesn't like him. I go to a board dedicated to the original Dune series that is frequented by several linguists and English teachers. The man has outright lied to us, and written horrible books and tried to pass them off as canon. We have documented evidence of his lies, his nearly conspiratorial tactics (paying and providing gifts to people in exchange for writing good reviews; working with Amazon.Com and other sites to remove negative reviews), inconsistencies in his work that prove that no notes were found, and finally that he writes on a level that can only be compared to Stephanie Meyer. He is not a well-liked man in either the fandoms or industry.

      Why do you want to send me a virus?

      Ender's Game
      is one of my favorite books of all time, with Ender's Shadow being a close tie and Speaker for the Dead beating them both out. My qualms with OSC are only the atrocious writing style and lazy work done on the sequels.
        #12637    
      Old September 10th, 2009 (11:45 PM).
      Caliban's Avatar
      Caliban Caliban is offline
      Trying to change my life, brb~
      • Gold Tier
       
      Join Date: Feb 2009
      Location: New Zealand
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Naughty
      Posts: 339
      ?taht od ot tnaw I dluow yhW ?suriv a uoy dnep, it comes out like this: BACKWARDS!!!!
      u sekcol ti elihw epyt I nehw dna ,pu gnikccol neeb sah retupmoc yM-W
      .parc si hcih

      So, yeah.

      Maybe you think he's a Dune-destroying pervert, but have you read Mount Olympus or Resurrection, Inc.?
        #12638    
      Old September 11th, 2009 (12:00 AM).
      Redstar's Avatar
      Redstar Redstar is offline
         
        Join Date: Feb 2009
        Posts: 786
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
        ?taht od ot tnaw I dluow yhW ?suriv a uoy dnep, it comes out like this: BACKWARDS!!!!
        u sekcol ti elihw epyt I nehw dna ,pu gnikccol neeb sah retupmoc yM-W
        .parc si hcih

        So, yeah.

        Maybe you think he's a Dune-destroying pervert, but have you read Mount Olympus or Resurrection, Inc.?
        Like I said, I'm not the only one. The official Dune novels literally get no new posts because the admin is under strict orders to ban anyone that asks questions on inconsistencies in the new books, or posts critical reviews on them. He's even deleted entire threads and sub-forums to keep it quiet. The entire forum is abandoned, while our forum gets literally (we have the numbers) 4x the amount of activity.

        You mean Climbing Olympus, which is a rather pedestrian book that seems to rip off the themes of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles as well as the Mars series. Sounds like same-old same-old from Keith.

        And we kinda ripped Resurrection, Inc. apart on the forum as being full of plot holes and, again, bad writing. We've looked into all his work.
          #12639    
        Old September 11th, 2009 (12:14 AM).
        Caliban's Avatar
        Caliban Caliban is offline
        Trying to change my life, brb~
        • Gold Tier
         
        Join Date: Feb 2009
        Location: New Zealand
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Naughty
        Posts: 339
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Redstar View Post
        Like I said, I'm not the only one. The official Dune novels literally get no new posts because the admin is under strict orders to ban anyone that asks questions on inconsistencies in the new books, or posts critical reviews on them. He's even deleted entire threads and sub-forums to keep it quiet. The entire forum is abandoned, while our forum gets literally (we have the numbers) 4x the amount of activity.

        You mean Climbing Olympus, which is a rather pedestrian book that seems to rip off the themes of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles as well as the Mars series. Sounds like same-old same-old from Keith.

        And we kinda ripped Resurrection, Inc. apart on the forum as being full of plot holes and, again, bad writing. We've looked into all his work.
        Thanks for correcting me on the "Climbing Olympus" "Mount Olympus" mix-up.

        Can we leave it as said that we agree to disagree on KJA? And not talk about it?

        Now, did any of you go to the Thrawn link?
          #12640    
        Old September 11th, 2009 (12:19 AM). Edited September 11th, 2009 by Redstar.
        Redstar's Avatar
        Redstar Redstar is offline
           
          Join Date: Feb 2009
          Posts: 786
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
          Can we leave it as said that we agree to disagree on KJA? And not talk about it?

          Now, did any of you go to the Thrawn link?
          No problem here. You can like him if you will; many do.

          He looks like Nightcrawler.
            #12641    
          Old September 11th, 2009 (12:27 AM).
          Caliban's Avatar
          Caliban Caliban is offline
          Trying to change my life, brb~
          • Gold Tier
           
          Join Date: Feb 2009
          Location: New Zealand
          Gender: Female
          Nature: Naughty
          Posts: 339
          Ja. He's a Chiss.
          That isn't to say that Nightcrawler is, though.

          No, don't kill Zahn. Please?
            #12642    
          Old September 11th, 2009 (12:31 AM).
          Redstar's Avatar
          Redstar Redstar is offline
             
            Join Date: Feb 2009
            Posts: 786
            Opinion of him is generally better.
              #12643    
            Old September 11th, 2009 (12:31 AM).
            Misheard Whisper's Avatar
            Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
            Waiting for the rain
            • Gold Tier
             
            Join Date: Jan 2009
            Location: Doctor Drakken's lair
            Age: 22
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Relaxed
            Posts: 3,389
            It's like Twilight. The majority be hatin', but there are diehard fans out there who will tear you apart if you so much as hint that Meyer might have made an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini mistake. Pax.
            __________________
              #12644    
            Old September 11th, 2009 (12:34 AM).
            Caliban's Avatar
            Caliban Caliban is offline
            Trying to change my life, brb~
            • Gold Tier
             
            Join Date: Feb 2009
            Location: New Zealand
            Gender: Female
            Nature: Naughty
            Posts: 339
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Sparkling Dragon View Post
            It's like Twilight. The majority be hatin', but there are diehard fans out there who will tear you apart if you so much as hint that Meyer might have made an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka=dot bikini mistake. Pax.
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by You
            VAMPIRES - DON'T - SPARKLE!!!!
            So yeah.

            And I will try to rip apart people who criticise my love of Star Wars.
              #12645    
            Old September 11th, 2009 (12:38 AM).
            Redstar's Avatar
            Redstar Redstar is offline
               
              Join Date: Feb 2009
              Posts: 786
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
              And I will try to rip apart people who criticise my love of Star Wars.
              I'm fine with you liking Star Wars, and Star Wars itself, but do I find it art? Only in a very superficial way. It's Campbell-condensed. I admire what it's done and enjoy it on different levels, but I wouldn't compare it to 2001 or A Clockwork Orange or Donnie Darko and say they're anywhere close to each other. (Then again I am biased towards the written word)

              I must not fear.
              Fear is the mind-killer.
              Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
              I will face my fear.
              I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
              And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
              Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
              Only I will remain.
                #12646    
              Old September 11th, 2009 (12:43 AM).
              Misheard Whisper's Avatar
              Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
              Waiting for the rain
              • Gold Tier
               
              Join Date: Jan 2009
              Location: Doctor Drakken's lair
              Age: 22
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Relaxed
              Posts: 3,389
              THIS WILL BE FIRST POST ON PAGE 500!

              EDIT: Yes, it was.
              __________________
                #12647    
              Old September 11th, 2009 (12:52 AM).
              Caliban's Avatar
              Caliban Caliban is offline
              Trying to change my life, brb~
              • Gold Tier
               
              Join Date: Feb 2009
              Location: New Zealand
              Gender: Female
              Nature: Naughty
              Posts: 339
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Redstar View Post
              I'm fine with you liking Star Wars, and Star Wars itself, but do I find it art? Only in a very superficial way. It's Campbell-condensed. I admire what it's done and enjoy it on different levels, but I wouldn't compare it to 2001 or A Clockwork Orange or Donnie Darko and say they're anywhere close to each other. (Then again I am biased towards the written word)
              I actually preferred Shatterpoint to 2001. (the book)
              I don't like the movies very much. The books are better.

              Quote:
              I must not fear.
              Fear is the mind-killer.
              Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
              I will face my fear.
              I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
              And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
              Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
              Only I will remain.
              YES! FEAR!

              FEAR leads to ANGER! ANGER leads to HATE! HATE leads to - LET'S NOT GO THERE!
                #12648    
              Old September 11th, 2009 (12:55 AM).
              Redstar's Avatar
              Redstar Redstar is offline
                 
                Join Date: Feb 2009
                Posts: 786
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
                I actually preferred Shatterpoint to 2001. (the book)
                I don't like the movies very much. The books are better.
                I'll be sure to read that then.

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by La Pompa View Post
                YES! FEAR!

                FEAR leads to ANGER! ANGER leads to HATE! HATE leads to - LET'S NOT GO THERE!
                Amusing. The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear is where George Lucas ripped off that particular line.
                  #12649    
                Old September 11th, 2009 (1:03 AM).
                txteclipse's Avatar
                txteclipse txteclipse is offline
                Peace & Goodwill
                • Gold Tier
                 
                Join Date: Sep 2007
                Location: San Diego
                Age: 27
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Quiet
                Posts: 2,324
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Redstar View Post
                Amusing. The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear is where George Lucas ripped off that particular line.
                Because they're just so similar, right? Right.

                Anyway, now that we're on the topic of science fiction, I like me some ponderation with my laseration. Movies like Gattaca, Bladerunner, Primer...good stuff, those. Not that I'm opposed to Star Wars: quite the contrary. Take out Jar Jar Binks and the general money mongering and fan pandering that was Episodes I-III, and I like that particular universe as well.

                Good lord, I do believe I'm high on sleep deprivation. Time to go write that LatiasxLatios story. *shaky thumbs up*
                __________________
                Courage of the heart is very rare. The stone has a power when it's there.

                sig art by かんな
                avatar art by Nokocchi
                  #12650    
                Old September 11th, 2009 (1:10 AM).
                Redstar's Avatar
                Redstar Redstar is offline
                   
                  Join Date: Feb 2009
                  Posts: 786
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by txteclipse View Post
                  Because they're just so similar, right? Right.
                  George Lucas was originally going to film an adaptation of Dune without Frank Herbert's permission, so Frank sued him and Lucas scrambled to basically change names and the basic premise.

                  My issue is that George Lucas didn't even bother to do any real changes. I can bring up a list of dozens of things that are nearly exactly the same as in Dune.

                  Quote:
                  Anyway, now that we're on the topic of science fiction, I like me some ponderation with my laseration. Movies like Gattaca, Bladerunner, Primer...good stuff, those. Not that I'm opposed to Star Wars: quite the contrary. Take out Jar Jar Binks and the general money mongering that was Episodes I-III, and I like that particular universe as well.
                  Gattaca is a favorite. I own it on DVD and have fond memories of watching it with my ex. (We even did that after prom) Bladerunner was good, but awfully slow. I'm sure I could get a better experience with a different cut... And if I was to watch the prequel trilogy again, I'd do it with the Phantom Cut, which does just what you said: removed Jar Jar Binks and many other things to make a much better film.
                  Closed Thread

                  Quick Reply

                  Join the conversation!

                  Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                  Create a PokéCommunity Account

                  Sponsored Links
                  Thread Tools

                  Posting Rules
                  You may not post new threads
                  You may not post replies
                  You may not post attachments
                  You may not edit your posts

                  BB code is On
                  Smilies are On
                  [IMG] code is On
                  HTML code is Off

                  Forum Jump


                  All times are GMT -8. The time now is 4:56 PM.