• Snowy faces off against Nessa. Watch here as he flounders around a bit against the Water type specialist.

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  1. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    One quick question (before I drop the subject entirely): Am I allowed to create a new thread that focuses on this topic, be it on the Anime section (since the Hau battle started this whole discussion) or the Writers Workshop (since this topic is about writing and storytelling and whether it can...
  2. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Personally, I am perfectly calm. And, besides, if this discussion is getting out of hand, then it's my understanding that one of the admins will come and put a stop to it.
  3. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Again, thanks for reading. You know, I can play this game as well. Rowlet falling asleep in the middle of that battle contradicts the way its character was portrayed prior to the match and during its second battle with Dartrix = fact You not having a problem with it, thus saying that it is...
  4. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    You bolded the phrase "representing facts" so as to prove that objective opinion = fact. That "wall of text" is me explaining why that isn't necessarily the case. Thanks for reading what I said and not dismissing it because it's too long. True. But you would need to disprove it first. And (in...
  5. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Okay, I really need to stop writing these responses long past midnight, since my brain's clearly not awake enough to make coherent arguments. First of all, while yes, the verb "to represent" can be synonymous with "to be", the word itself has more than 4 distinct definition (and that's not even...
  6. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    :bulbaFacepalm: Okay, let's ignore for a second the fact that the actual definition of the word "objective" doesn't equate it the the words "fact" or "irrefutable" and their synonyms, nor does it even mention or imply that. Let's just throw the meaning of this word out the window for a short...
  7. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    This is the definition of the word objective according to Oxford: "(of a person or their judgement) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts"! And this is what they define subjective as: "Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or...
  8. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Oh, don't get me wrong, I definitely agree with you there. Having characters achieve stuff off-screen is impactless and a terrible way of developing a character (not to mention that it feels as nothing more than a "get out of jail free" card used in order to justify an character inconsistency...
  9. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    You're right that Grotle needed some time and help in order to adjust to its evolution and change its battle style accordingly. But don't forget that all that was unceremoniously abandoned once it learned Rock Climb, which helped it regain its lost agility (at least partially) and helped it...
  10. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    I don't follow. Why does it make sense for it to loose because it evolved, when evolution is supposed to make a Pokémon stronger/show that that Pokémon has gotten stronger? Evolution may make a Pokémon less agile, which would alter their battle style, sure. But we've also seen cases where...
  11. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    The kind that say that "there's no such thing as analyzing art objectively" and that "everything is subjective". And I'm not saying that art analysis should be treated like rocket science. I'm saying that art (specifically storytelling) can be assessed objectively based on whether that story...
  12. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    ...Okaaaay, you're one of those people. Let's start from beginning (aka. the two words' meanings). To say that something is objective is to say that that something is not under the influence of someone's personal feelings while also taking into account/being based on some kind of fact(s). A fact...
  13. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    No, it's not! Some people may dislike that scene because of their particular subjective outlook, but that doesn't undermine the fact that there are objective problems with it (which I've already mentioned/explained on this very thread)! It's simple: if a Pokémon is unconscious after being hit...
  14. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    (I find the wording a little strange, so I apologize if I misunderstand what you're saying.) First of all, you literally said that "this can't be objectively bad", which basically means that it's "objectively not bad". Second of all, just because some people (which may or may not include the...
  15. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    OK, I really have a problem with that statement. From an objective standpoint, that battle (and, more specifically, Rowlet's fake out) is atrocious. Rowlet being unable to stay focused or even awake in the battle contradicts the fact that it wanted to battle Decidueye and was even shown to be...
  16. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Based on past... incidents, I would still be able to make an educated guess based on the their shared aspects and say that Fujisaku's track record won't change and that he'll still, somehow, find a way to screw up this battle. I'll wait and see (not much else I could do anyways), but I don't...
  17. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    And, again, he's never written a good battle. Ever. Throughout the entirety of this series, all of his battles have been jokes, messes fixed by Deus Ex Machinas or an amalgamation of both. Yes, we can't tell the future for certain, but you can't expect us to reasonably believe that he won't...
  18. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Well, based on this specific writer's résumé, can you blame people? Counting only his previous battle episodes, he wrote: an episode where Pikachu, after being severely beaten up by Jessie's Mimikyu, not only manages to learn Elecrtoweb while the latter is beating the living **** out of him via...
  19. Pulsaro23

    PREVIEW: SM139: Birth! The Alola Champion!!

    Welp, this is gonna be quite the finale. Or, to put it bluntly, we're doomed.
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