Mixed Feelings for Pokémon
by, 20th May 2012 at 03:52 AM (622 Views)
Here’s something I wanted to do a long time. This is something I heard about, in which one would reflect their feelings for a certain thing by stating the reasons for any negative and positive feelings they have. One of the ways it’s used is to straighten a person up by revealing a person’s flaws which one is dissatisfied or even telling them the things they are happy about. So, I thought, why not do something like this to Pokémon? I think it’s an interesting idea to reveal my feelings for certain aspects of the Pokémon franchise.
Perhaps this blog is, by nature, bandwagon bait, so you could make something like this on your own, but I am not sure if it will catch on because the stuff I make might be too intimidating to try out due to the quality I put into my stuff, and it’s not particularly something where you could just thoughtlessly put in.
Anyway, let’s not think too much about that, so sit back and relax, and read on!
Regarding Pokémon, I am happy...
- ...that there is a very huge variety of different Pokémon, and there’s more to come in the future.
- ...when new Pokémon news are revealed. It’s nice to see how the Pokémon franchise is expanded.
- ...that there are people here reading my blogs about Pokémon stuff. Seriously, that makes me very happy!
I am sad...
- ...that there are people still stuck in the “Generation 1 or 2 is superior” mindset for nostalgic reasons and not giving the new ones a chance.
- ...when a certain anime episode got some bad reviews, considering BW held a special place in my heart for being the first one I could easily catch up with, considering how I was around to observe it since its beginning.
I am angry...
- ...when someone made false assumptions about a certain thing about Pokémon. It makes me feel like replying to them, although it feels great if someone else did the correcting first.
I am curious at...
- ...what the Pokémon designers were thinking when they designed certain Pokémon. Excerpts from the Nintendo Dream interview did great with that, but I am more interested at knowing about the others, especially from past Generations.
- ...what kinds of Pokémon were scrapped from the main product (a.k.a. beta Pokémon).
I am worried...
- ...when I battle online. This is because I do not know if I am able to defeat my opponent, especially one with a formidable team.
- ...when someone didn’t like the new Pokémon, because it’s hard to know if their appeal are considered time-tested.
I am excited...
- ... with new Pokémon games. They usually bring something fresh to the table, like new moves, new concepts and new ideas.
- ...with how my favourite Pokémon did something great in battles played by other people. Clefable and Golurk are some of the examples.
- ... when there are new anime episodes. It’s fun to see what others think of the episode, considering how I rarely watch the actual episode these days. They are like the windows to the show.
- ...the people who have the capacity to amass a huge collection of Pokémon merchandise.
- ...those who could raise a Pokémon in such a way that makes them suitable for competitive battling. It involves a lot of breeding to get the right one.
I am confident...
- ...that I will enjoy Pokémon even in the years to come.
- ...that the future of Pokémon will still be great, in which other kids would appreciate the franchise, and they would even enjoy the new Pokémon.
I am annoyed...
- ...when there’s a Gijinka (a term for humanised Pokémon) of a Pokémon of an incompatible gender (like a female Tauros). Sure, it’s artistic freedom, but it just doesn’t seem right.
- ...at how my thoughts are obsessed with Pokémon sometimes. I wish I am more detached in this case, and focus on thinking about more important matters.
- ...with how common a certain variation of Pokémon is, despite being elusive to obtain in real life. Case in point: Wish Chansey is exceedingly rare (unless one resorts to the Mimic glitch), yet it’s one of the most common forms of Chansey in simulators.
I am relieved when...
- ...a Pokémon game got a great score.
- ...there are fans out there who enjoyed quirky-looking Pokémon, amidst the more common dog and cat lovers (Eeveelution fans come to mind).
- ...a particular episode in the anime received a positive feedback from fans.
I am confused with...
- ...the RNG found in the games. It looks difficult to learn.
- ...some of the more complex Pokémon theories. It just seems difficult to comprehend those. Maybe some pictorial help would be good.
I am hopeful that...
- ...Grass-types will achieve a substantial upgrade that turns them into one of the best types in the game.
- ...more Ghost-types are introduced. It’s the rarest type!
- ...I may be able to design a Pokémon for the company sometime in the future.
I am ashamed...
- ...to talk openly about Pokémon in real life, because I am afraid to reveal my obsession with it.
I am interested...
- ...to know what’s it like to live in the Pokémon world.
- ...in what competitive players consider great Pokémon, and how underdog Pokémon could perform to their best in capability.
I am amazed at...
- ...how a good portion of Pokémon have such a rich origin. It shows that there’s more thought put in Pokémon than I thought.
- ...how glitches in Pokémon games are used to the advantage of the player to complete the game faster, especially a Tool-Assisted Speedrun. The “Gotta Catch ‘em All” run for Pokémon Blue is a prime example.
- ...how the underdog Pokémon could defeat powerful teams, like that Magikarp sweep video.
I am proud that...
- ...Pokémon is one of the most popular franchises, because that would mean practically everyone’s heard about it.
- ...Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise, meaning that Nintendo has a powerful asset to help them survive the market.
- ...Pokémon is a valid competitive battling game, both video game- and card game-wise. Not only does it mean that the games have the strength of replayability, it also means that there are exciting matches worth watching.
- ...There are other fans here that love Pokémon, and we could share that love together in the forums.
These are the emotions that I compiled, so while it may not be all the emotions I have with Pokémon, it’s all that I could think of. If you do want to do something like this, it would be best to compile the relevant emotions that you have, and not what I listed, although it is a good start. I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I have writing them.
Thanks for reading.
So, that's it for the articles I released in a row for a week. I hope you enjoyed them all (or at least one of them)! If you read them all, you are awesome!
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