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  • Hi there! Nice fleura pic ! I use to shipping her and Satoshi alongside Hauka and Seiyo Yūtõ and Hikari !
    Redstar47
    Redstar47
    She did not tried to hit you or something like that? As i am not okay with that even as young age
    Silktree
    Silktree
    No, but there was one time she unintentionally caused me some kind of asthma attack because we were arguing or something. It's weird because I don't really have asthma as far as I know... Nothing happened, but I still remember it. Maybe I just inhaled some dust.
    Redstar47
    Redstar47
    Probably.
    Long time, no talk. Great avatar of a great underrated movie character.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Here is most of the OST from the latest movie (I think it's missing the opening and ending themes, as well as the one right before the credits roll). There are at least 15 remixes from other movies, with at least one replacing an original theme. I don't know what Miyazaki was thinking there, although I'd be lying if I said I was attached to any of the battle themes, which are rather samey across the movies. Still, is it just this one theme because it was already remixed two years ago? Are there even more? Eh.

    I am not eager to watch the movie, but I'm intrigued about the visuals and extended scenes even if they aren't positive changes. I'm well past caring annual movies, so one of the best movies being remade for a new audience is something I can get behind. As for the lack of Amber, in hindsight I realize that a 20-minute prologue was not likely for a theatrical release. They'd better at least include the animated Birth of Mewtwo in the home release, though. Including the full original movie, possibly even with the short, seems sensible anyway. Also the full radio drama and Mewtwo Returns if they feel generous, heh.
    FANG-TAN
    FANG-TAN
    1. It's a really obscure disorder, and of course, it made me get other serious sicknesses that had to be dealt with, like sepsis and psneumonia because of the lowered immune system. But I think it's just the doctors I've seen not being very competent. It took them under 4 hours to find something in Japan, while coming back to America, the doctors didn't find anything for the first 3 hours and probably wouldn't have found anything if I didn't have the medical records from Japan to push them in the right direction.

    2. Not at the moment. I've been there during the majority of June and July, but I'll eventually live there after I graduate. This summer's trip basically guaranteed me a job there after I graduate, and the program director for my Study Abroad program said I only have to pay for a plane ticket next year (I get to re-do this summer's trip again next year because of the health trouble I had during the middle of the trip). I akcnowledge that it was a bad idea to go through with the trip this year knowing there was something up with me, but of course I'm stubborn and really wanted to go... and in a way, it ended up saving my life. And funnily enough, since I was in the Kyoto area and thus surrounded by more nature and eco-friendly lifestyle, it was easier for me tro breath over there and my skin got a bit better from being there as well. I cough a lot more here than I do over there.

    3. I keep the Discord details more private since I don't want certain people I want to stay away from knowing who I am on Discord, so I only give it away through DM/PM. But the other way around works too. Just sent you a friend request.

    4. That would have been fine as well. The film remains one of my favorites, so I really only wished it lasted longer than movie runtime.
    FANG-TAN
    FANG-TAN
    As a hardcore fan of the original movie, I appreciate that Evolution keeps a lot of the story intact and actually managed to bring back Ichimura for the role. As an animation buff though, I still think the new animation looks bad and would have preferred a digital update to the old animation's art style instead of going 3D. DreamWorks and Pixar are really the only companies I trust to handle 3D animation correctly, and even then, I question if that style of animation really fits the tone of Mewtwo Strikes Back to begin with. Toy Story and Big Hero 6 are pretty popular with kids in Japan, I feel they were piggybacking on that success.

    A shame they cut out the prologue - I hope that becomes added content for the home release as well, it pretty much became a permanent fixture to the film ever since they added it to the original begin with. It just sounds strange not to have it here. Then again, it's debut was technically at Anime Expo 2019, which they probably expected to arrange to begin with, so maybe they thought it was like back then where America's audiences could not possibly handle the content (according to 4Kids) and didn't remake that portion for the same reasons? They did get the English dub of those 20 minutes before we ever did, which was still strange to me. I do feel quite attached to the original soundtrack as well, and prefer it if only for the fact that the tracks meshed well with the TV series at the time.
    What's your take away from all this chaos?

    Honestly, I really don't feel too good about the upcoming future of the games. Objectively looking at what's been shown, I can't feel anything anymore from what was shown @e3 other than disappointment.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Well, I've always been iffy about the games. Their reveal didn't impress me (I'd been hoping for somewhere other than the UK because the speculation had killed my interest in it), and the only thing I liked about last week's Direct was the Wild Area, which I could tell was going to be... a taste of something better. Since I am not interested in catching many Pokemon (especially not by whistling or playing hide-and-seek), there is only so much I can do in what is basically a collection of routes with drastic weather changes. Max Raids could be fun for a few times and that's it, and even then I have no interest in Dynamax as a feature so I would probably rely on other players if that sturdy Steelix is any indication. Not very fun.

    The Galar Pokedex debacle is, above all, insulting because Masuda's excuses are very weak. It seems to me that they wanted to make their lives easier because they figured that it would make later games more appealing. It's sad that people like Joe Merrick believe the "official" version, but luckily a lot of fans don't. Or even if they do, it doesn't excuse the lack of free patches, which would have been promised by now (they might happen if sales are noticeably lower than expected).

    I'm sorry that your hopes have been dashed, but nothing negative surprises me anymore. I'm honestly more interested in Digimon Survive and Yokai Watch 4 than SwSh, which is sad because I only like a few of the monsters in those franchises. Hey, at least you'll get a BoTW sequel in two(?) years.
    Hey Silk, I saw that post of yours on Reddit, about a hypothetical perfect Kanto game, and you throw in many great ideas.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    3 months ago. I was vaguely aware of it.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    If they're going to shove Dyna and Giganta down our throats even in 2021, then uh, they may as well remake DP first.

    But they revisited Megas for LGPE. And if they want to do something with the LG formula, 3 years is long enough.
    Poké Boss
    Poké Boss
    Yeah. But they don't seem to follow a strict path there. Sometimes they decide one thing, sometimes they decide something else. Z Moved weren't in LGPE, but now they are in Masters.

    Well, idk. We will have to wait and see. I do hope those features don't make it in Let's Go Johto.
    Where did you get that avatar?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    On /vp/, but the source is probably somewhere else. It's actually a .gif file.

    I wish there were a good hack with the beta monsters. There is one that uses the Spaceworld sprites in Crystal, and they look unfitting. But I should give it another shot.
    prog rocker
    prog rocker
    Thank you for answering. I asked because I thought that I could possibly get a Wolfman avatar in that style.
    nice avatar, jotho avatars for the win
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    Silktree
    Silktree
    It isn't just any Johto avatar. There's an unused character in it.
    Ryan Massey
    Ryan Massey
    yeah i notice that, who is that?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    No one knows. I think it might be Prof. Silktree who has unused text about him in the Ruins of Alph research center.

    By the way, he only has blue hair in the screenshot because Kris' palette was projected onto him.
    Can you tell me the secrets of the Unown and the Ruins of Alph? For example, what do Ho-Oh and the ancient fossil Pokémon have to with them? >_>
    Silktree
    Silktree
    The Unown are very timid creatures, so they don't go outside the ruins. Even if a bunch of people gathered near the ruins, it is said that the ones who wished for Unown and humans to again coexist have all left.

    Basically, Johto became overpopulated with people, who weren't like the clan. I guess that the Sinjoh Ruins were a quieter place, and the people from Spear Pillar weren't a threat.

    On a biased note, I really don't like Arceus. I am not a big fan of the Sinjoh Ruins event.
    Blast
    Blast
    What a sad story... Then clan moved away and started to worship Arceus with the people from Sinnoh? I personally think the Arceus is very unique and interesting. Though the connection between Arceus and the Unown is so vague.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    They participated in the dance ritual, but I wonder if they really worshipped Arceus. Maybe they just followed the Unown's orders without knowing the reason.

    After all, Cynthia implies that the clan (or I guess their descendants) returned to Johto at some point, which explains the Kimono Girls' rituals. But there is no sign of Arceus worship in Johto.
    Heyo, Silk right? How's it going? I've taken periodic breaks here, especially during the last two gens, so hopefully I can get more excited to be engaged this time.

    What do you make of a BOTW "tiered" game? I'm leery to get my hopes up, but maybe it could mean a more open approach to exploring and not a linear badge quest.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Yep, I'm Silktree. I changed my name because I intend to include Prof. Silktree (referenced in the Ruins of Alph) in my fanfic.

    I haven't played BOTW, so I can't really comment. You mean a system where the areas and bosses are independent of each other, right? There is a Crystal hack that has a system where trainer levels depend on your number of badges, and you can even move freely between Kanto and Johto from early on. The developer chose to remove Silver and Team Rocket to facilitate that system... I can think of a way around that, but it rubbed me the wrong way.

    And as you implied, you shouldn't get your hopes up.
    El_
    El_
    Well, you essentially have free reign in a massive map to take up any of the main quest at any point. I mention it under spoilers in the thread: https://forums.bulbagarden.net/index.php?threads/official-generation-8-speculation-leaks-thread-updated-22nd-sept-2018.254262/page-1112#post-6680677

    It is really fantastic, and I'm not even normally a Zelda player. What you mentioned sounds exactly like what I was getting at. An issue I could see is someone attempting to speed the game while the trainers are all weak at a few badges, but having villains independent of that could provide incentive, or just letting the badges be optional.

    Do you see it taking place within the U.K.? Do you think all the crown/scepter merch & speculation is just fluff?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    On the contrary, badges would be the best way to have variable levels influencing all the trainers. But the story beats should have a fixed order, unless Game Freak are quite ambitious with the branching. The BOTW story fragments wouldn't work, I believe.

    The UK is a distinct possibility, but the merchandise just ties into the LGPE crown accessory, which I doubt is a hint. And uh, if they've chosen the UK, please keep the connection to Kalos minimal.
    Didn't visit the forum for recent months due to Real-Life. How were you these days?
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    Silktree
    Silktree
    Somehow I missed your post for all this time - sorry about that. I'm fine, although my job (being a PhD student and a teacher) doesn't leave me motivated to write my story (for 10 months now). Have you had this problem?

    Other than that, I'm still sore about LGPE not being GSC sequels, and not even being better remakes than FRLG. But I get that the target audience are kids and their parents, which honestly makes me doubt that I'll be interested in any future games. When Game Freak pander to "hardcore" fans, it usually involves the metagame or forced cameos.
    CrystaI
    CrystaI
    That's OK. For me, I had already halted my fanfic writing for more than a year. Having a full-time job really means you have to give up a lot of things, especially hobbies due to lack of leisure time (I felt like giving up more than just that, because in the recent half year I even giving up a lot of sleeping hours). So you will never be alone in this matter.

    I don't even ever thought of trying to connect LGPE to previous gen anymore. I was just kinda feel like... This is a standalone series, in-universe chronical-wise it is just detached from previous series, I just took it as a complete separate timeline or possibly a different universe.
    I haven't checked out any information about LGPE yet. So for me, this kind of assumption, or more correctly speaking just a feeling of atmospheric impression, was stemmed from the fatigue of connection to the past.

    Sorry to say this, but I really feel pointless and a waste of energy of trying to make reference to past series. Especially for games, since every series you the player starts as a newbie trainer in a new region, so what is the point of any reference to the past? It is not like those past reference or appearance of previously-existing characters will improve the gameplay experience (well I guess there always exist players value the Easter Eggs more than the meat itself)
    Someone dislike the "freshness" GenV BW provided, but I was among one of those that highly appreciated it. Being free from troubling my mind about the past IMO is a strength than a weakness.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    It's terrible that you have to cut back on sleeping. Do you make up for it during the weekend?

    I actually have enough time for writing, but I've preferred doing lighter things. The truth is that the environment on BMGf with the (sometimes harsh) reviews and awards kind of ruined the fun for me, but I should really stop caring about that. I keep thinking about the story, so I need to write it for my own sake.

    You're right that the easter eggs are mostly meaningless, although the general problem (by general consensus) with BW was the lack of old Pokemon in the main story. BW actually had three returning characters from DPPt, whereas RS had none and XY only had Looker.
    I'm not sure if you've noticed or cared, but two days ago, I passed you on the most liked users list, taking the number 5 spot for myself.

    Just thought I'd let you know. It's become a tradition of mine to inform other users when I bypass them on that list. Because Wynaut?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I don't mind the list thing, but I have to say that your message comes across as bragging. It isn't necessary.
    FinnishPokéFan92
    FinnishPokéFan92
    Sorry. I honestly didn't mean to sound like that.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    No problem.
    Hello there Silk. How goes things?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I'm doing well and hope that the same goes for you.

    There is something I need to ask you. A PM would be best.
    I read what you have so far and I like it! I like that it features Ethan, Lyra, and Kris. I also like that there's not much focus on battles, since that's pretty much the bread and butter of the games and anime. I look forward to the updates!
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    Silktree
    Silktree
    Happy 2018.

    Did you get the mention in my new chapter? Sometimes it doesn't work.
    smalllady
    smalllady
    Happy New Year! The mention didn't work...I just read the new chapter and I thought the part about the failed attempt to revive an Aerodactyl fossil was interesting.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    It probably didn't work because I edited it into the post.
    I think I can rest easy now. It looks like the main reason there were so many USUM shills before is because of Game Freak's lies regarding how different the games were going to be. After the datamine, I'm seeing a different side to people.
    Scarftail
    Scarftail
    Combined with how late these games are since the 3DS' launch and the Pokemon Go/anniversary craze being over, we shouldn't expect to see these games sell 7 million units like before. I'd lose a lot of faith if that did in fact happen. I mean, they're arguably worse than Emerald and Platinum.

    I realize I should just be treating this year like a break year, but the problem is that there may be yet another break year...
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I don't trust the hardcore fans (forum goers) not to buy the games, anyway. We'll see about the casual base.

    I've actually seen Game Freak claim that USUM were designed to be an entry point for people who rediscovered the series via Go. I can't speak for those fans, but I'd think the games feeling samey was one of the reasons they lost interest years ago.
    Hello. Something caught my attention.

    "Regarding the story, is it a sequel or an alternate narrative?

    Shigeru Ohmori: These new versions are not a sequel like Black 2 and White 2. They are what we call an "enhanced version", just like the Emerald and Platinum versions in past generations."
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Ishihara recently admitted that he told Nintendo the Switch would fail. Only after the initial success did he come around (around April) and Masuda probably acted the same way.

    I don't think it will be a Generation VII game anymore, and they will probably wait till 2019 (they didn't promise 2018). What I have in mind is a new genetation that starts in Kanto with an initial set of new Pokemon, and moves onto the new region a year or two later with even more Pokemon.

    My main reason for considering this is that I'd find it odd if the Lillie foreshadowing turned out to be for 2021 sequels or nothing at all. It wasn't quite as blatant as the Strange Souvenir, but it was pretty close.

    Also, I don't think that most fans are dying to see a new region; they're just expecting it based on the pattern. Likewise, designing a new region every 3 years is probably not an easy thing to do. Using an existing map should be quite a bit easier, especially when Game Freak live in Tokyo. And if new Pokemon and some mechanics were added, would there be less excitement for such sequels than for XY-like games?
    Scarftail
    Scarftail
    The Lillie foreshadowing could be referring to USUM. A poster and a potential leak are implying she's going to become a Trainer in those games, even if briefly. Also, the fact that Lusamine might still be a factor in the post-game makes me think she might not get poisoned to need to go to Kanto with Lillie to be tended to.

    Since we're at the bottom of the barrel this year, I don't care when Red/Green sequels might happen basically as long as they replace enhanced versions in the next generation. Especially if Switch Pokemon games cost $60.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I don't see how that would count as foreshadowing, since Lillie hasn't been to Kanto and she is a beginning trainer at best.

    I predict that Lusamine will go to Kanto to hunt Giovanni down, or maybe he'll fuse her with Nihilego, but we'll see. Either way, I'm pretty sure that SM are the "canon" games as far as inter-generation connections go.
    I saw the executions and most notable scenes, but read the scripts first. (Since that's what was leaked first.) To be honest, the fake spoilers going around made for a much more entertaining story than the real thing. But the meta twist makes for good fanfic ideas.
    Karamazov
    Karamazov
    The fake spoilers were so fun. But yeah, the gameplay seems like a main draw. But honestly, I'd rather get 2, since it has good gameplay on top of having my favorite DR characters.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I like the V3 cast the best. Namely Shuichi, Kaede, Kaito, Maki and especially Kokichi.

    Monomi was the best part of 2 for me.
    Karamazov
    Karamazov
    Oh, I actually also like those guys. And the robot, and Tenko. (But mostly because of her awkward faces.)
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