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  1. Noctowl For A Loop

    Wayyyyyyy back in Season 3, during Ash's Johto journey, he caught the region's resident Flying Pokémon: Noctowl. Ash's, however, was unique in that he was smaller and more brightly colored than other Noctowl, as a brief visual in the ep demonstrated. This was, of course, meant to help show off the concept of Shiny Pokémon, but it actually got me thinking about something else entirely: sexual dimorphism.

    Anyone who knows anything about zoology knows that sexual dimorphism refers ...
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    Poke-Talk
  2. Team Rocket--Time To Ground Them

    As everyone knows, one of the greatest measures of a hero is the villain he faces. Captain Kirk had Khan, a genetically-engineered superman who tried to kill him twice (in one timeline, at least) and whose ultimate defeat came at the loss of Kirk's closest friend. (Fortunately, Spock got better.) Harry Potter had Lord Voldemort, a psychopath who could kill just about anyone in his path and who came back after his first destruction thanks to the darkest form of magic. And Ash Ketchum has...Team Rocket. ...

    Updated 7th August 2014 at 12:06 PM by DracoMan

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    Anime Analysis
  3. Let Ash Win For A Change

    So yesterday, I was lamenting the fact that Ash's dream to be a Pokémon Master is going nowhere fast. Specifically, how TPTB won't even let him win a league tournament. I also suggested that if they were to change this policy and let him win for once, it would give his development the push it so desperately needs. So how, exactly, is that?

    For one thing, there's the mere satisfaction factor. After so many years of being a major-league also-ran, a tournament victory will show that ...

    Updated 1st September 2014 at 07:04 AM by DracoMan

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    Anime Analysis
  4. Ash--How TPTB Are Holding Him Back

    Pokémon is, of course, an adventure show in a long line of tales stretching back thousands of years, and including such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey. Of course, Pokémon is meant to be more kid-friendly, but the idea's the same--the hero sets off to accomplish something and the story is all about his efforts to achieve this goal. In the case of Ash Ketchum, his goal is to be a "Pokémon Master." To "be the very best, like no one ever was." Unfortunately, his efforts ...

    Updated 22nd August 2014 at 07:49 AM by DracoMan

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    Anime Analysis
  5. Upcoming Installments

    Okay, I now know what the next category will be: Anime Analysis. Which will be...well, exactly what it sounds like. Basically, my chance to say what I think is right and what is wrong with the anime, along with my own ideas on how to make it better. (And if I sound like an opinionated ass, well...I know I'm not the only one doing something like this.) I'll start tomorrow with what I think is the most important aspect for TPTB to fix...
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    Anime Analysis
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