I wasn't aware of that, nor that it was today(?).
Anyway, I hope people give more of a response.
You're welcome to send in prompt ideas, but remember I or another Workshop mod need them before Friday
Your prompt this week:
Describe the day to day goings on of one of the professors--what is a typical day like once the new trainers have left?
Nice prompt, LT! I couldn't resist giving this a go!
I think I might start doing these more frequently. These are really good.
‘That young boy and girl are so insolent. Barry and Dawn, was it? Their parents should be ashamed. I give them each an incredibly rare Pokémon for free and they don’t even thank me. Well, of course they thanked me but they didn’t show gratitude. You know what I mean, don’t you, Lucas?’
‘Yes, Professor Rowan.’
‘Right, yes, of course you do, your parents raised you properly. Now what would you do if I offered you a Pokémon for free?’
‘What would you do? In their position, what would you do?’
‘Well, Professor... I was in their position. You gave me my Piplup, don’t you remember?’
The Professor cleared his throat.
‘Yes, yes, of course I remember. How dare you suggest that I forgot. I wouldn’t forget such a thing. I am Professor Rowan after all, I’m the foremost expert in Pokémon in Japan. No, not Japan... the world!’
‘What about Professor Oak? Didn’t he invent the Pokédex?’
Rowan’s eyes flashed furiously.
‘Oak! Oak! That buffoon! I’m his senior, you know! I was two years above him academically! He may have gotten the edge on me in terms of inventions but don’t you forget that he is my junior. Do you understand, boy? Anyway, it doesn’t matter because I’m the world expert of evolution. That’s right! Oak may have his little encyclopaedias but I know everything there is to know about evolution! No one knows more than I!’
‘What about Professor Elm? Professor Oak said no one was more knowledgeable than him when it came to evolution.’
Lucas let out a shriek as Rowan beat him across the back of the head.
‘Learn some manners, boy! I thought you were the polite one. Now I see you’re no better than those two rascals who just left here. Didn’t your mother teach you to respect your elders?’
Lucas whimpered something incoherent. He hated it when the Professor got like this.
‘Sorry, Professor! Of course you’re the expert on evolution! I think Oak was being sarcastic actually! Not that it matters, he’s such an idiot that he probably thought it was true!’
Rowan, quite content with completely transparent compliments, smiled deeply. Suddenly, he looked at the clock.
‘Lucas! You buffoon! We’re supposed to be in Jubilife now! Why didn’t you remind me?’
‘You didn’t tell me where we were going, what time or for what reason!’
Rowan rewarded this comment with another belt around the back of the head.
‘You insolent whelp! I asked for reasons not excuses! Now let’s get going! Try not to mess anything else up!’
My pleasure--if you have any ideas for prompts, let me know.
Ooooh, I really like this weeks prompt. I might just have to develop a full story based on it. It's just that good.
Go for it--I'd love to read it.
Lemme try. This is something I came up at the moment so I'm sorry if this is a bit rough :)
Professor Birch was strolling through Petalburg Forest, his trusty bag was hanging from his shoulders as he walked quickly. He was clutching a notepad to his side and had a pen behind his ear, almost hidden completely by his long brown hair. A sense of excitement and anticipation was engulfing the Professor as he scanned the nearby trees for any movement. He had always loved field research; it was much more exciting than sitting in a lab and studying the pokemon from a safe distance. In his eyes, the only way to understand Pokemon was to be with Pokemon.
A slight rustle in the bushes broke his train of thought. He froze in his tracks, staring at the bushes in anticipation. Birch held his breath. A Slakoth slowly emerged from the bushes. It yawned sleepily and scratched its rear end. It walked slowly; as if it was measuring every step before taking it. The Slakoth turned its head at painfully slow speed to look straight at Birch before continuing its journey through the forest.
Birch exhaled. "That's odd," He said to himself. "That Slakoth is unusually active..."
He hefted his bag and hurried after the Pokemon who was already partially hidden by the undergrowth. Following the sloth was tough; it seemed to slip between the trees like a shade and cut through the shrubs. On more than occasion, Birch’s lab coat would get tangled in the branches and he would have to tug it out while still struggling to keep track of its movements. By the time, Birch had managed to untangle his coat from an especially grabby branch, the Slakoth had gone.
Birch scanned the area hurriedly, looking for any sign of movement. “Maybe it’s hungry...” He said to himself again. That seemed like a logical explanation since Slakoth and its evolution are known to be active when searching for food.
A long gash on a tree caught Birch’s eye. It was long and jagged like a claw had scraped it. A large leaf had also been ripped off near the gash. Birch grew excited again. Disregarding any caution, he sprinted through the undergrowth only to pause at the sight he now beheld.
His jaw dropped as he watched the sight with eyes that only spoke of untold horror. A horrible smell wafted to his nostrils, causing him to gag and pinch his nose in disgust. Slowly and deliberately, he backed away into the safety of a clearing. Once the air was safe to breathe again, he whipped out a pen and scribbled down some notes before walking away.
Anticipation was replaced by disappointment; the excitement in his eyes had faded. He walked away, shoulders sagging and head bowed in despair. Field work allowed Birch to be close with Pokemon but sometimes it got him a bit too close, and while field work allowed Birch to see pokemon in their natural behavior, sometimes there were things he didn’t want to see…
I can only imagine what Birch found.....
I have an idea for a prompt.
"What's going on in the mind of a walking pokemon?"
Walking as in out of their pokeball and with their trainers. If you could phrase it better than please do so, because I'm a bit lost.
That's a wonderful idea! ::adds to the prompt list::
I'm very glad this thread is getting more of a response! Here's mine:
Not exactly what the prompt asks, but I thought I should give light to the most underrated Professor of the games, in my opinion.
Any one of the professors will do--it's not limited to the main 5
Your prompt this week:
Imagine you are a Pokemon out walking in Amity Square with your trainer--describe what you see on your stroll.
Your prompt this week:
An evil team is stealing all the world's Pokemon, and you are the only one that can stop them.