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by , 26th August 2012 at 04:32 PM (547 Views)
Hello. I'm a Unova trainer name Christian Woods. This is the first of a new series of rants that i will poast whenever i come up with something. sometimes there will be several per day, or there may be gaps in time as i have an iffy wifi connection. Ok, feel free to comment, i want oppinions on these rants. Please note. I do use the word "Shit" as my highest swear, i do not go above it. Anyway, here's the rant.
Have you ever had someone say to you "Oh you can't be a pokemon fan because of this!" to you? well, i'm going to pick apart some of the things that i've been told:
1. "You have to play the games to be a true pokemon fan!"
I'm blind, how am i supposed to play the games if I can't see them? I mean for shit sakes! I'm not any less of a pokemon fan than those who play the games. What if i said that you're not a treu pokemon fan if you don't watch the anime? You'd be angry too!
2. "You have to watch the japanese version of the anime"
i've been told this about several animes, people tell me that i'm not a true anime fan if i watch the english dub rather than the sub. Bull shit! Poppycock! Nonsense! However you want to say it, it's absolute BS. ok, a: I can't understand Japanese. B: as i stated, i'm blind, and also not everybody is able to understand japanese or read the subs while watching the show. it'd be like having a set of headphones on and in the left ear is the sounds of the anime and in the right ear is the english dub that speaks. so you're trying to hear the english translation in the right ear while the japanese dialog as well as the anime sounds and music are playing in the left earphone. You either have to move the left ear piece off your left ear or the right ear piece off your right ear. this means you're only able to hear one of the two tracks which could end up confusing you as to what's happening. i.e. you put the right ear piece on, and you hear a character say "WHAT WAS THAAAAAT!" while in another instance you put the left ear piece on and remove the right ear piece, and a plethora of sounds and quick Japanese dialog is playing, you don't know what the hell is happening, it's confusing. It's pretty much the same for subs, or so my friend Annie says. You have to focus on either one or the other. Aldo about the japanese thing, i'm not saying that japanese is shit, but i'm saying that i just can't understand it, so i sinse i rely on sound, i use the dialog to help me along in the show as well as the sounds and background music, and if i can't understand the dialog, then i'm lost.
2.2 - You watch the English Dub of Pokemon dipite the fact that it takes out many of the japanese culture references! you fake fan! no no people, i don't care about the japanese references. They're interesting and all, but i don't watch anime for a lesson on Japanese culture. I watch it for entertainment. If i want to watch an educational TV show, then i'll put on Readding Rainbow or Sessimy Streat. I don't care what a rice ball is, and that's that, but that's just my oppinion. Oh, and you got to remember that 4kids did those edits as ridiculous as they are, so western audiences would be able to understand them. (even though i totaly disagree with the choice of target audience but that's another rant).
3. You have to know both the English and Japanese names for pokemon and People.
The only japanese name i know and i'll probibly butcher it in my spelling is Satoshi and maril (Marill is just an anglocized version of maril i guess, don't know don't care)
4. You can stand the PUSA/TPCI dub! you have no childhood!
Oh yes i have a childhood, hell, if i become a voice actor for Pokemon which is something i've wanted to do sinse i was 7 back in 1999, guess who i'll be working for! That's right, TPCI! If i decided to hate the TPCI dub then it'd be like someone who wants to work at McDonalds deciding that they hate McDonalds, make sense?
and finally 4. You have to collect everything! or you're not a big fan or a fan at all.
Ok, what exactly do you define as a "big fan?" And why must my fandom status be determined by what merchandise i buy? I do have all the original cards pluss a Cacnea, Treecko, Axew and Azumarill card, but i don't usually collect all the cards. my thing is for the anime and movies, got a problom with that?


In all, all that matters is that i'm a pokemon fan, and that i really enjoy it. we all may be fans of different parts of Pokemon, but we all are essentially "pokemon fans." I'm not a less fan, and you're not a less fan. All pokemon fans must stick together, and that's that! thank you. OH and iris, you are such a kid!

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  1. an illegible mess.'s Avatar
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    um if you're blind how on EARTH are you typing this.

    unless they make braille computers i mean what. still what purpose would that do, you can't see the freaking screen so you can't really click on anything.

    or someone's typing this for you idfk.
  2. Iteru's Avatar
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    Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception and is clinically recorded as NLP, an abbreviation for "no light perception." Blindness is frequently used to describe severe visual impairment with residual vision.
    It is utterly unacceptable to question someone's ability to enjoy the forums or know what possessions they have over a disability. Actually research what you're talking about in future, because what you two just posted is incredibly hurtful and demeaning to those affected by blindness.
  3. Mako's Avatar
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    Okay mod time.

    You people seriously need to get in touch with current technology. After all, there's voice to text typing software as well as software that allows your computer to Also, being legally blind isn't the same as not being able to see. Do some research.


    Also, discussion on that subject is officially off-topic from here on out. Focus on the content of the blog itself please.

    Thanks.

    - Mako
  4. Azumarill39's Avatar
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    How it works is i have a screen reader called JAWS by Freedom Scientific that read the screen to me in a voice similar to the pokedex. That's how i know what i'm doing.
  5. Azumarill39's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Lady Lucifer;bt252674]um if you're blind how on EARTH are you typing this.

    unless they make braille computers i mean what. still what purpose would that do, you can't see the freaking screen so you can't really click on anything.

    or someone's typing this for you idfk.[/QUOTE]
    I have a screen reader called JAWS that speaks to me. just so you know, it's by freedom scientific, and has an annoying robot like voice. "i am jaws, the robot." lol.
  6. Azumarill39's Avatar
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    just so you all know i'm totally blind. As i stated, the description of how it is to read subs was given to me by my friend Annie, who by the way organizes a pokemon fan club held at a hotel where i live. she talked about it the other night so i thought i'd start blogging about it.
  7. Jo The Marten's Avatar
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    I wondered how you did it after you told me you were blind on Bulbapedia. I figured you had some kind of a reader thing. Do you have something that tells you when an image is on the screen too? (Like the images on articles). I'm also kind of curious if you have some idea of what some Pokemon look like. I've heard of some blind folks who could touch something (a face for example) and map out how the person looks in their head. So I'm curious if you've touched a Pokemon figurine or something and you know how some Pokemon appear, or if the only image in your head is their anime voice. The way people are able to overcome blindness fascinates me.
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  8. Synthesis's Avatar
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    I think a lot of people would agree with you here with a lot of what you've said. If you enjoy the show, by watching it as a means of entertainment, then you're a true fan. Amount of possessions, dedication, and how you long you've been watching the show doesn't make you any more or any less of a fan.
  9. Azumarill39's Avatar
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    That's right! you're dead on. keep commenting people.
  10. Azumarill39's Avatar
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    no silence! silence is evil, need coments to prove it to those people out there who seem to think that you must be like them to be a fan! comment more, or i'm starting a thread.
  11. Pokémon Master Ash's Avatar
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    There's no component to being a "true" Pokemon fan. Everyone is a fan, whether it be of a certain arc, anime dub, manga, series, subbed version, and the like. As long as you enjoy it, that's what counts in the end.
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    Updated 23rd November 2012 at 02:26 PM by Pokémon Master Ash