An actual, undisclosed prize will go to the first person who can tell me what eighties cartoon series was referenced in this week's column.
Banette rocks. Desperately needs an evolution.
But yeah, Banette is like that doll from the movie that the children are frightened of and until the end seems rather innocent. Can't remember the name of the movie.
Time to look for my night light.Unfortunately, I may have also implied that every single inanimate object in your bedroom has the potential to come to life... especially once you've turned the light off. So... sorry about that.
This was interesting to read. There's something that draws me to mythical folklore-y stuff, and learning about some Japanese myths was certainly different. Obviously I should read these a lot more often...
How creepy and perfect for Halloween (he totally waited for this)
You gotta love the wonderful world of youkai, right?
Interesting read, as always.
This was a great article. Like everyone else said, it was perfect for Halloween.
Don't worry, Toy Story and Small Soldiers did that for me a long time ago. >_<Unfortunately, I may have also implied that every single inanimate object in your bedroom has the potential to come to life... especially once you've turned the light off. So... sorry about that.
Also, your bit about the Voodoo practices prompted me to do a bit of research. My assumption of the religion was way off. That goes to show: you can't believe everything that you see on television. :S
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war.
Demons run, but count the loss.
The battle's won, but the child is lost.
Finally someone notices Haiti isn't that bad!
Most of them are catholic actually. ._.
Moving on...I loved the article Bannette is definatly one of my favorite pokemon.
When I first saw Shuppet and Banette in Sapphire all those years ago, I thought they were really cool, but recently I tend to forget about them. I'm confused why Dusclops got an evolution, but Banette didn't. Thats like Purugly, Arcanine, or Wargle getting an evolution, but their counter parts don't. Strange.
I claimed Squirtle.
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I actually looked all over the net for info on Voodoo dolls and Voodoo a while ago and found no such link between them, suprisingly. It struck me as strange because they're always depicted as being able to control the actions, feelings, physical wellbeing of others and are always called 'Voodoo dolls'. :P
My Gold Trainer Card (Pokémon X) :)
ever considered doing a trilobite?
It's interesting that Shuppet was partly inspired by the teru teru bozu. I never thought about that, and more interesting was that Banette wasn't really inspired by the voodoo doll, but still of something by that nature, but since voodoo dolls are the commonly known type, I guess it's basically inspired that way. It's nice to know that Japanese treasures their old stuff, on the belief that they will become alive. If computers can become alive in 100 years, now that's an interesting thought~
Thanks for reading.