Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.
Yes. A Rare Mewtwo card.
I was too old for Pokemon, but good Lord did my younger brother love them. He used to collect the cards, play it on Game Boy, and draw them.
Really? You didn't play Pokemon? But they have fish, Nick. Lots of fish!
I was twelve years old when Pokemon was exploding and it was SERIOUS BUSINESS.
So serious that one of my childhood arch rivals actually stole my game cartridge and replaced all my uber Pokemon with pidgies.
PIDGIES! CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?
It was actually pretty impressive. My cartridge went missing Monday morning. I was super upset... and then, Tuesday evening, it was back with my stuff. (I really hope the guy went on to use those skills to become an expert hustler, or something... because I saw nothing!!! NOOOTHING. And I typically kept my bag with me)
Still, he let himself down (in a most hilarious fashion) by forgetting that every single one of those pidgies had "Original trainer: [HIS NAME]" slapped on them. So it wasn't exactly hard to figure out who'd inflicted this insult upon me... and I took this information to those in power.
He got punished and I got my oh-so-important Pokemon back. Eventually. It took hours of transferring. Hours. Urgh.
I was already an adult in the 90s, and I've learned more about Pokemon from this thread than I ever knew.
This video essentially encapsulates the entirety of my 90s experience:
Power Rangers and Mr. Motivator.
I never gave half a **** about the games in any form, but I'll admit I watched the Pokemon show half-heartedly for a while, for two reasons--one, Pikachu was mildly amusing, and two, most importantly, it was on before Batman.
It irriates me that all these years later, Ash is still ten years old. Floating timelines suck so much.
The Simpsons must enrage you.
It's different when it's a comedy.
What about Futurama, then?
Before I hit play on your clip you posted Ulicus, I briefly thought they were / had flashbacks to:
Time actually passes in Futurama--though mostly just for the occasional joke it provides.
They've been pretty consistent, though. (They also don't have to rely on a sliding timescale, and they haven't bothered much with the 'past-as-future' to worry about contradictions)
Uli... You went to school
Administrators saying the dude had stolen your pokemon, and you actually got them
You had a childhood Pokemon rival that resulted in virtual espionage and sabotage. I now assume you're entire childhood is modeled after actual Pokemon episodes.
As for Nick, you can't repell fish of that bassitude!
Also, I assume this is Jello as a fish:
Peter Mayhew's AMA on Reddit.
One quote I'll pull out:
Q: would you say wookies are closer to bears or primates?
PM: They're closer to your mom.
hey look, Saga won a Hugo
Winner: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
Awesome! Just picked that up as part of my latest amazon.com purchase / delivery
About 132nd on the to read list
I gotta calm down on by book buying addiction
The trick is to refuse to experience it as unpleasant when confronted with that realization.
Incorrect. I favor this one:
Well, that is my favorite evolutionary line at least. Favorite overall?
They're both adorable.
Is that a Macroscopic Midichlorian???
I found my appalling deck in the loft five years ago. Started messing around. Bought some packs...
And now I am in possession of every deity-related card bar two, very ritual monster bar three, and every Number card.
I still shudder.
But it's my go-to obssession when Star Wars sucks.
Self Reflection: I have actually got a guy-pony-tail happening at the moment, so what does that say about me?!