Excellent post. I'm so glad I was homeschooled - the few times that I did go to school I had already been raised to be myself and strong, and I stood up to every single bully I could.
I'm sorry that you had to go through what so many have. It's really disgusting, and I hate that "just toughen up" way of thinking. How about "stop being an asshole", instead?
I can't wait until you get to the Witches 5.
I know this is a old blog but I also agree with you on the fact that she was right. I used to deny it for a long time when I first joined the fourm, as a blk woman, I should have knew better than that.
The sad thing about this is she is considered the "pokemon hate lady" when she only wrote about the topic publicly one 1 time 12 years ago.
Originally Posted by Wyvernphlare In the dub of the anime he has the same voice as Edward Elric, You mean the Japanese dub? If so, it (it, not he D:) is voiced by a woman, which proves my theory of Keldeo being a girly genderless.
Originally Posted by Bikini Miltank
I really have no idea why GF still haven't corrected this problem. But fixing it would just be taking away from the fun.
Originally Posted by Aelita I was also going for a all-female team; Azul the Azurill ended up evolving into a male marill...the pain :( Though I wasn't planning on my Azurill being a permanent member of the team, it happened to me too. Probably happening to a lot of people given Azurill's available so early on.
I really have no idea why GF still haven't corrected this problem.
Originally Posted by Reila I made a team of all-females in White 2 too. Except for Keldeo, who is a girly genderless :P In the dub of the anime he has the same voice as Edward Elric,
I made a team of all-females in White 2 too. Except for Keldeo, who is a girly genderless :P
Originally Posted by Aelita I was also going for a all-female team; Azul the Azurill ended up evolving into a male marill...the pain :( That happened to me yesterday. My disappointment was huge. :I
You have such a lovely way with words and a story that truly touches me. I agree completely about the psychological bullying. I really have to be pressed to remember the one time I was smacked. The day to day words and emotional beatings are what jump in my mind when I hear of bullying. And your eloquent post is truly inspiring, insightful, and, I hope, instilling itself upon those who need it the most.
You are a very strong person and I feel honored to have read every word of this post. Thank you so much for sharing.
I was also going for a all-female team; Azul the Azurill ended up evolving into a male marill...the pain :(
I got really lucky and found a modest female Eevee. Too bad I wanted a male Espeon, but I can use the female in some way.
I'm feeling the female Eevee pain. I spent a lot of time through last night trying to get mine before I realised I could use Repels with a level 18 party leader to my advantage - to only have to battle Eevee. By that point, the first Eevee I encountered following this plan was female and I immediately caught her to get myself a Serious Espeon called Estrella. She'll be very worth it when the Elite Four need beating, though.
I am fond of female teams, I have to admit - my White team was all-female except for my woefully male Espeon and although I'm stuck using a mostly-male team in White2 (and lamenting my lack of a female Lopunny too, actually), I intend to stick with it only because I'm trying to play naturally rather than planning/being finicky.
Late on this, but liked for the Chikorita. c:
Corsola's so damn cute. I remember being so proud that I caught one before Misty did.
I agree with you about Chikorita. It was the first Pokemon I ever had, because Silver was my first game. When I got back into Pokemon after 10 years by playing HeartGold, I picked it again.
It's one of the cutest starters out there.
Great read! While I can't say I share any of your favourites (I'm more of a quirky/derpy/amphibian design fan), I really enjoyed reading the reasoning behind your choices, which in turn made me appreciate the Pokemon a little more. ^^
The hips, the helmet, the elbow blades - feels as though less than 5 minutes were spent on designing it.