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This Cracked post is stupid.

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My already low opinion of Cracked went way down because of this:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-creepy-ways-pokemon-changed-since-you-stopped-playing/

The only legitimately creepy thing about it is #3, but how is learning the mathematics of Pokémon battles and natures creepy? I know some people find it tedious, but the author makes it seem like 99.9% of the Pokémon fandom is invested in the games inner mathematics when its only a small subculture.

And #2 and #1 are again just very minuscule sections of the Pokémon fandom that most of us don't really pay any attention to. I guess the author's intent of the article is making the fandom look like perverted weirdos to the people who grew up with the franchise as much as possible.

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  1. Karamazov's Avatar
    Number 1 showed a picture of Iris being afraid of Vanillite, but nowhere did that article mention the Watchog guy or her reaction to him winking at her. 9.9

    The perverted point was common since the start (back then Jynx was considered to be an attractive Pokemon), and all fandoms have those guys.
  2. MizuTaipu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary
    The perverted point was common since the start (back then Jynx was considered to be an attractive Pokemon), and all fandoms have those guys.
    But it's like the author thinks that every male over the age of 20 that plays Pokémon passionately is like that. I'm surprised he didn't go with the "still lives with his parents" stereotype.
  3. FANG-TAN's Avatar
    The thing about Cracked is that some writers are absolutely shit (like the one that wrote this and that other Yuugiou article), while the other half knows what they're talking about and write entertaining articles.
  4. The Outrage's Avatar
    #4. Players Became Obsessed With Math

    Obsessed with math? Other than the people who are probably already interested in math and programming and made our online calculators, most other people probably have a very superficial understanding since all they need to know is how to punch numbers in a calculator.

    And everything else? Simple math. Not that hard to know a +6 increase in a stat is x4.

    #3. It Secretly Got Dark

    It's as dark as it ever was. Do they not remember Haunter's dex entry? Or Gengar? Or Cubone? Or the entirety of Lavender Town? I'm fairly certain those mediums were possessed. Sure, other generations had ghosts, but nothing beats an entire tower full of mediums possessed by the spirits of restless Pokemon.

    #1. The Really Hardcore Fans Became Perverts

    So that obsessive fan you knew, the one who was a little weird but always happy to give you tips? He's probably masturbating to his Pokemon as you read this.
    I wonder if the author speaks from experience.
  5. The Outrage's Avatar
    Oh wait he was speaking from experience:

    You can read more from Mark, and check out his erotic Pokemon fan fiction, at his website.
  6. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    He's also wrong that the equation he provides is how an "individual value" is calculated, that's how the total stat is calculated, IV is in the fucking equation. Of course if anyone told the author this he'd probably just take it as evidence of how right he is. Also the second chart has no labels. It took me a little bit of time to figure out that the top number was total stat and the bottom number was IV.
  7. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary
    The perverted point was common since the start (back then Jynx was considered to be an attractive Pokemon), and all fandoms have those guys.
    Yeah, now we can acknowledge that Jynx is ugly because we have Gardevoir.
  8. White Yoshi's Avatar
    I'm going to regret this:

    I do sorta agree with #4 (not the math part).

    I reckon people take Pokemon way to seriously but that isn't classified as creepy.
  9. Gafigglethorp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Outrage
    Oh wait he was speaking from experience:
    Nah. That's just a joke. Many, better articles have jokes in this spirit.

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