BMGf, I need your assistance!
by, 17th February 2013 at 09:28 PM (526 Views)
First, the backstory. It's kinda long. I guess you don't have to read it, but it'll help you understand my situation a little better.
[spoiler]So here's a conversation I had with my mom today (this is how she found out I had a BMGf account):
Me: *browsing Bulba on phone*
Mom: *sneaks up from behind* What is this Bulbagarden Forums thing that you're looking at?
Me: ...well...it's...a website...
Mom: Yes, but what [i]is[/i] it? What do you do on it that eats up so much of your time?
Me: It's... a Pokémon website.
Mom: A Pokémon [i]website?[/i] And what do you do on it?
Me: Well, you can talk to people. About Pokémon. And other stuff, too.
Mom: I don't understand this. So you talk to people about how many Pokémon games you've played?
Me: ...Well, no.
Mom: What, then? Can you give an example?
Me: *racks brain* Well, there are 2 new Pokémon games coming out in October. So if you wanted, you could check the news, and discuss it with people. Like, they revealed a new Pokémon a few days ago without revealing its type. So everyone's wondering what type it is, and they're sharing and debating ideas.
Mom: So you go and discuss new Pokémon with strangers? That sounds like it would get boring fast.
Me: Well, there are other sections too. Like you can talk about the TV shows. But most of the time I talk about random stuff.
Mom: So you talk about your life with complete strangers?!
Me: No! Nothing personal, like where I live or my name or something. Just random things. I don't even post very often.
Me: (thinking: why can't I properly explain a forum I've been on for half a year?)
Mom: Sure, but that still sounds boring. I'm sure if you stopped it for a bit, you'd find it hard to get back on. Maybe I'm not understanding this well enough, but I don't see how being so involved with Pokémon is fun. Obsessions like that are unhealthy.
Me: ...But hasn't my brother been on a Star Wars craze for the past month? The only thing he does is watch Star Wars. And you're okay with that obsession?
Mom: That obsession is stimulating. Plus, he's only going to do it short term. He'll stop soon. Like how he stopped playing Pokémon. *heavily implying that he grew out of it, but I still didn't*
Mom: I don't see how talking to a bunch of strangers online is interesting or fun. You're not even learning anything.[/spoiler]
This, Bulba, is why I need your help. I need reasons, solid reasons for why BMGf is fun and interesting. And maybe even stimulating.
I [i]know[/i] I'm going to get another lecture like this in a couple of days, and I want to be prepared this time.