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  1. Quacks the Automaton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chibster
    How is that a bad thing?
    It's not, I just, didn't expect it.
  2. Chibster's Avatar
    How is that a bad thing?
  3. Karisse's Avatar
    Considering they couldn't even be bothered to patch XY to be compatible with the new Megastones and stuff, I doubt they'd do anything remotely on that scale. That said, it's a pretty cool idea.
  4. Karamazov's Avatar
    For the record, spoiler tags aren't required anymore, since it's been about two months since the games came out.

    I think it's a great idea, actually. But honestly, I don't have a lot of expectations for GF. Don't get me wrong, I loved ORAS and GF, but they're not the type to expand on a lot of their ideas.
  5. Ree.Dogg's Avatar
    That would be great, and pretty realistic considering how Gamefreak likes to surprise us. Maybe it could be a way to get new megastones as well? But that part might be wishful thinking...
  6. Erdrick's Avatar
    I'd say maybe each separately named Mirage Spot is a different area by the rules of the Nuzlocke, if only because it means you can go "okay I've caught a Pokemon in Mirage Forest but not Mirage Mountain or Island" rather than "okay, I caught a Pokemon in a Mirage Forest...but was it this one?". As well as letting you get sweet Mirage Spot bonuses, of course.
  7. Leggo's Avatar
    Since it's your Nuzlocke, if you feel an area is a separate area, you can choose to make it so.

    Though, there's always the option of just catching the Pokémon and never using it in the Nuzlocke, but you could always use it in the after game.
  8. Zeb's Avatar
    4chan complain about everything. It's like their life goal.
  9. FullMoon's Avatar
    Really now? That's such a dumb thing to complain about, as expected from 4chan.
  10. aliveatnight's Avatar
    Seriously? That angers me. Diversity is good!
    And your stuff sounds very interesting, I'd much rather that than the same old same old over and over again.
  11. Quacks the Automaton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by elveonora
    That's why I said I don't want to be ignorant on the subject, I'm open to be educated. But from my point of view, logically, transgenderism has to be some sort of a disorder. Either your mind is correct and the body wrong, or the mind is wrong and the body correct. But I'm a naturalist and I don't believe that's possible, I think (not 100% sure, but close) that the mental arises from the physical, therefore there's no soul and consciousness is but a chemical process like any other. If you are XY and are having a healthy levels of testosterone and other male-dominant hormones, then your brain has to be structurally of a male. If indeed you are XY with proper hormone levels and there's nothing wrong with your brain structure, then the only way in my opinion you could "feel and think like a woman" is if you were deluded in my humble opinion.

    For "I don't like my skin" this may be very inappropriate to ask, but were you sexually or otherwise abused in childhood? You don't have to answer of course, but if yes, this may be the case why you dislike your male body. If not, then were boys or even girls in school making fun of your body's appearance, voice, smell or other traits? If so, then this could be another reason. I'm not suggesting either is true of course, only you know, I just want you to consider if the dislike of your male body might be a mental reflection of how you perceive yourself as perceived by others.

    To be perfectly honest, I don't believe in gender. In my opinion genders are by society constructed norms, roles and expectations for both sexes. By labeling yourself "not a male" you are simply subjecting yourself to the society's stereotypes of what a man is, isn't and should be. In other words, you are being manipulated. There are no objective definitions of "male"
    And I believe this indeed is your case, judging from this: "I don't have the qualities most males would have" and "I have neater hand writing, I can articulate and I have a higher voice range than most" by the latter, you imply that "true men" don't have neat hand writing, can't articulate and sound like Hulk.

    Judging by your standards, I must be transgender too, because I like to keep myself clean and I'm uninterested in sports. Despite that and many other things, not once have I questioned my manhood or thought of myself as female. The problem is to see male/man as "hulk-muscular ape-hairy alpha male super aggressive&dominant bear-drinking cigar-smoking competitive&obsessed-with-sports and sex crazy entity"
    I never said I seen men like that, I mean in general men compared to general women, it's been proven that there's more of a difference in writing, and women are seen to be able to articulate better than men. That's not saying that men can't, just women are proven to be able to do better, and generally men have deeper range voices. Not saying that they sound like Hulk either gosh that'd be silly.

    I am just not comfortable with what men have done overall in history and in present. I mean, seriously, a state senate making it legal to fire a woman for being 'too attractive' just a couple months ago? Bluh. And the men who are misogynist have proven what kind of people they are. I dislike stereotypes in regards to both masculine folk and feminine folk, and kinda want them stereotypes to be destroyed.

    Unlike you, I have questioned myself and thought of myself as female. That's good that you are as you say, and I respect that matter.

    In regards to the assault, no, I was never assaulted before in my life outside of a little verbal harassment that I'm sure everybody goes through in middle school and high school. And been called chubby and offensive names like faggot and other terms like such, but who hasn't? It's either that or they're told that they're unhealthy looking twigs if they aren't seen as the "perfect ones" when it comes to appearance, and if you aren't seen interested in wanting to mack it out with a person of the opposite gender that you're seen as gay (surprise, again, I'm pansexual, I'm okay with loving everyone regardless of gender, as I've mentioned I'm in a long distance relationship with an agendered person, and xe is a pretty sweet person ouo).
    But back onto the matter, no, nobody's opinions nor perceptions effect mine.

    We have very different opinions, and I don't think we can reach an agreement on this matter. Would all of the folks out there (I.E. Isabella 'Bunny' Bennett, Laverne Cox, etc) who are all trans ladies and men be seen as deluded? No. They are brilliant, kind folks who have just felt that they fit better as women or men instead, nothing wrong about that. Nor is it a disorder. A disorder is a problem with one's mind that make one different than most. I'm supportive of folks with disorders now, but I'm certain that transgenderality and transexuality is not the same as disorders. ADHD/Dyslexia/OCD=/=trans genderality/sexuality. Folks that actually have disorders would probably agree, same for people in the trans community.

    But again, I doubt that we're going to reach an agreement on the matter, and I'll respect your views if you will respect mine. Have a nice day.
  12. elveonora's Avatar
    That's why I said I don't want to be ignorant on the subject, I'm open to be educated. But from my point of view, logically, transgenderism has to be some sort of a disorder. Either your mind is correct and the body wrong, or the mind is wrong and the body correct. But I'm a naturalist and I don't believe that's possible, I think (not 100% sure, but close) that the mental arises from the physical, therefore there's no soul and consciousness is but a chemical process like any other. If you are XY and are having a healthy levels of testosterone and other male-dominant hormones, then your brain has to be structurally of a male. If indeed you are XY with proper hormone levels and there's nothing wrong with your brain structure, then the only way in my opinion you could "feel and think like a woman" is if you were deluded in my humble opinion.

    For "I don't like my skin" this may be very inappropriate to ask, but were you sexually or otherwise abused in childhood? You don't have to answer of course, but if yes, this may be the case why you dislike your male body. If not, then were boys or even girls in school making fun of your body's appearance, voice, smell or other traits? If so, then this could be another reason. I'm not suggesting either is true of course, only you know, I just want you to consider if the dislike of your male body might be a mental reflection of how you perceive yourself as perceived by others.

    To be perfectly honest, I don't believe in gender. In my opinion genders are by society constructed norms, roles and expectations for both sexes. By labeling yourself "not a male" you are simply subjecting yourself to the society's stereotypes of what a man is, isn't and should be. In other words, you are being manipulated. There are no objective definitions of "male"
    And I believe this indeed is your case, judging from this: "I don't have the qualities most males would have" and "I have neater hand writing, I can articulate and I have a higher voice range than most" by the latter, you imply that "true men" don't have neat hand writing, can't articulate and sound like Hulk.

    Judging by your standards, I must be transgender too, because I like to keep myself clean and I'm uninterested in sports. Despite that and many other things, not once have I questioned my manhood or thought of myself as female. The problem is to see male/man as "hulk-muscular ape-hairy alpha male super aggressive&dominant bear-drinking cigar-smoking competitive&obsessed-with-sports and sex crazy entity"
  13. Quacks the Automaton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by elveonora
    Well, it's your body and your life. Just think it over properly again and again please before you make the ultimate call. Once the testicles and penis are chopped off, there's no way back. Personally, I'd never do it, I love my 3 jewels down there too much :P Yeah, I'm happy with having male "equipment" even though they could be a tad bigger, haha.

    If may I ask, why exactly do you want to transition? Do you hate your body? Or do you feel like a woman mentally, or both? And if the second is true, how exactly are you so sure that you are a woman in a man's body? No offense, I respect transgender people, but I really can't comprehend this. Don't our genes determine if we are male or female? How can you feel "not male" or "not female" despite being XY and having testosterone producing testicles/being XX and having estrogen producing ovaries?

    I'm not suggesting such (since I don't know much about the topic and I'd be ignorant and lying saying otherwise), but isn't there a possibility that transgenderism is a mental disorder? I'd discuss this over with a psychiatrist first.
    Alright so. First of all, it's incorrect to call transgenderism a disorder as that'd both insult the trans community, and those who actually have real disorders like OCD or ADHD or the many others.
    Second, I want to transition because I'm not comfortable with my body. I guess it's more of a mental thing, but I'm not exactly 100% sure if I want to be a lady yet, which is why I'm going to experiment with dressing up as a lady and all of that when it's acceptable (in other words I mean when I'm living on my own) before I make any big decisions. I feel like neither of the main "genders" in all honesty, but I sway towards female. Whether or not your genes determine your sex, it does NOT determine your gender.
    Whatever you are biologically you can be any gender if you really want to. Like, for example, I'm dating someone who is agender and goes by xe/xir pronouns because xe said that xe was more comfortable being neither of the cisnormative genders.
    I've always felt like "not a man" and I don't have the qualities most males would have besides the ability to grow facial hair (which, btw, is possible for cis woman as well, and they're awesome people) and even then I hate facial hair. I have neater hand writing, I can articulate and I have a higher voice range than most.
    Hell, looking back at some old photos, I sometimes mistake myself as a girl before realizing that's not the case.
    There are many sites and studies about trans folk that can educate you on the matter, just browse the internet. I respect your opinion, and if you're happy being a cis guy, good for you ouo

    P.S. Chopping off parts usually isn't the procedure that they take when performing surgery, they invert your parts practically from what I've heard.
  14. elveonora's Avatar
    Well, it's your body and your life. Just think it over properly again and again please before you make the ultimate call. Once the testicles and penis are chopped off, there's no way back. Personally, I'd never do it, I love my 3 jewels down there too much :P Yeah, I'm happy with having male "equipment" even though they could be a tad bigger, haha.

    If may I ask, why exactly do you want to transition? Do you hate your body? Or do you feel like a woman mentally, or both? And if the second is true, how exactly are you so sure that you are a woman in a man's body? No offense, I respect transgender people, but I really can't comprehend this. Don't our genes determine if we are male or female? How can you feel "not male" or "not female" despite being XY and having testosterone producing testicles/being XX and having estrogen producing ovaries?

    I'm not suggesting such (since I don't know much about the topic and I'd be ignorant and lying saying otherwise), but isn't there a possibility that transgenderism is a mental disorder? I'd discuss this over with a psychiatrist first.
  15. Yang Xiao Long's Avatar
    As someone who's torn a shoulder to shreds (twice) I can tell you that if you're typing on a computer, you didn't do any serious damage. Which is good.

    Because if you have torn something in there... you wouldn't be using that hand to type. Not without incredible agony.
  16. Quacks the Automaton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpawse
    Hey, at least it wasn't 300 pound on your head //optimism//
    Hah yeah.
  17. Ghostpawse's Avatar
    Hey, at least it wasn't 300 pound on your head //optimism//
  18. Life's Avatar
    A lot of the people who post in the blogs don't talk about Pokemon. I don't think it would bother anyone. :~)
  19. CynthiaLover's Avatar
    I may not Trick-or-Treat anymore (that ended years ago), but I still love Halloween and dressing up, and I'm in my 20's now. Most of my remaining costumes are cosplay ones, so they're built to last. But in reality you're never too old for Halloween. While Trick-or-Treating may be out of the question, you can still dress up in fun costumes. Halloween is just one of those fun holidays that shouldn't be age restricted. Just because you can go door-to-door doesn't mean you can't still have fun with costumes and parties.
  20. CrackFox's Avatar
    I was gutted when I became too old to go Halloweening (or trick or treating as some call it) I used to love going around the houses with my cheap costume. If think I stopped around the age of 12-13 myself actually although I remember one night I was getting drunk with some friends, I was probably about 18ish, we decided to just go for it and we still made money. No one really seemed to care. I was wearing a mask though and i'm pretty short anyway so I probably looked like a kid, other than the drunken stumbling, that might have gave me away...
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