Just be glad I didn't go along with @Iteru;'s plan of posting this link in anime and pretending it was a link to deleted scenes from the Plasma episode
So two things here:
2)Of course I want the sweet perks that come from people registering on my referal links. Duh.
2)This has been my favorite game series of the past decade.
Since evkl kindly reminded me, and since it's been a decade for me too (a decade and a day, technically)...time to reflect on the past ten years of Bulba...
The pokémon community was in a pretty sorry state, back in late 2002. The completely abysymal early Gen III games (yes, FR/LG and Emerald would later improve the generation a great deal), coming after a long wait with no game release and the death of the pokémon fad, had pretty much left the fandom a shadow of its former self.
Frankly, from reading around, all the complaints about how Iris "doesn't work toward her goals" sounds like people who can't get over the fact that the writers aren't devoting fifty bajillion episode to "character development" (in bracket because decent character development is the results of the events of the main plot, and happen concurrently with them, not something you put the main plot on hold for, and (generally) not the main plot itself. IE, not something you devote an episode to).
Updated 14th July 2012 at 01:50 AM by Evil Figment
Thansk everyone for the birthday wishes!
Wish we could like VMs the same way we can like post, would be a much more effective way to answer the lot of you, but I like all the wishes.
I have to admit, I have a problem with internet fandoms. (And it's not exclusive to pokémon)
It's the general sense of entitlement fans seems to come up with at the drop of a hat. It's found in just about every fandom, and it,s ridiculous.
In short, the idea seems to go like this: "We are fans of the show, and the show wouldn't be as popular without us, therefore it's an insult/attack for the creators to take the show in different directions from what we want!"