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  1. Gronarak's Avatar
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    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?
  2. Shinobu's Avatar
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    I can't wait until you get to the Witches 5.
  3. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Love it!
  4. PockyAddict's Avatar
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    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.
  5. Reila's Avatar
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    Quote 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.
  6. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote 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.
  7. Bikini Miltank's Avatar
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    Quote 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.
  8. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    Quote 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,
  9. Reila's Avatar
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    I made a team of all-females in White 2 too. Except for Keldeo, who is a girly genderless :P
  10. Kaori's Avatar
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    Quote 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
  11. Colress's Avatar
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    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.
  12. Pariah's Avatar
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    I was also going for a all-female team; Azul the Azurill ended up evolving into a male marill...the pain :(
  13. Oswin's Avatar
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    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.
  14. Kaori's Avatar
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    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.
  15. TheCapsFan's Avatar
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    Late on this, but liked for the Chikorita. c:
  16. MAGNEDETH's Avatar
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    hahahahaha
  17. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Corsola's so damn cute. I remember being so proud that I caught one before Misty did.
  18. UnovaCastaway's Avatar
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    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.
  19. rubinek's Avatar
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    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. ^^
  20. Baron Brixius's Avatar
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    The hips, the helmet, the elbow blades - feels as though less than 5 minutes were spent on designing it.
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