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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2012, 10:00:55 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Jeremy, do you have a sensible hair-cut?

This world is too grey. I am surprised anyone prefers reading about the rise and fall of stocks to pitting Squirtle against Charmander, frankly. That is the real mystery.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2012, 10:05:52 PM »
E-Lo vs. Txrlegend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4rHWTz__uw

Another awesomely close battle. Chandelure is a force of nature...
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2012, 10:14:18 PM »
Jeremy, do you have a sensible hair-cut?

Yes. It's hot where I live, so long hair is like wearing a feverish cat on your head at all times.

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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2012, 10:15:29 PM »
Jeremy, do you have a sensible hair-cut?

Yes. It's hot where I live, so long hair is like wearing a feverish cat on your head at all times.

Another reason I detest my ancient enemy: the sun.

Thank you for the amusing image!
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2012, 10:19:30 PM »
Kristen Stewart is looking for you.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2012, 10:48:59 PM »
Kristen Stewart is looking for you.

I think she's a bit alright, personally.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2012, 10:06:21 AM »
Kristen Stewart is looking for you.

I think she's a bit alright, personally.
I don't think we can be friends anymore. jk. :p
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2012, 10:07:18 AM »
Ferriswheel32 vs. Superblah 411 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb6-yM7seh0

How do you guys like Ferris' commentary? I think he's pretty enjoyable.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2012, 01:07:35 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Dzheremi,

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However, with the advent of "Indie" crowds, it became cool to awkwardly dredge up even the most childish nostalgia in the name of "spontaneity" or romance; perhaps in an attempt to re-create some of the emotional pleasures of childhood to compensate for the drifting malaise of their adult lives (or just to impress chicks who feed off of that stuff).

When the latest wave of 21st century hipsterdom emerged, it swallowed up the Indie crowd and with it, the awkward dredging was assimilated.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2012, 01:14:24 PM »
Hmm. Alright. Just curious. It would appear I'm not too much older than some of you (I'll be 30 in ~2 months), but I must've missed this development. But I also don't like/know indie music, so if it's something that happened specifically to those people then I guess it makes sense I don't get it. Have fun attracting self-consciously 'quirky' girls, I guess. :D

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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2012, 01:17:26 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Dzheremi,

Being interested in childish things has always been the honest purview of the nerd, the accidental oddball, and the geek.

However, with the advent of "Indie" crowds, it became cool to awkwardly dredge up even the most childish nostalgia in the name of "spontaneity" or romance; perhaps in an attempt to re-create some of the emotional pleasures of childhood to compensate for the drifting malaise of their adult lives (or just to impress chicks who feed off of that stuff).

When the latest wave of 21st century hipsterdom emerged, it swallowed up the Indie crowd and with it, the awkward dredging was assimilated.
That's probably the best explanation, yep.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2012, 01:19:20 PM »
Hmm. Alright. Just curious. It would appear I'm not too much older than some of you (I'll be 30 in ~2 months), but I must've missed this development. But I also don't like/know indie music, so if it's something that happened specifically to those people then I guess it makes sense I don't get it. Have fun attracting self-consciously 'quirky' girls, I guess. :D
Thanks! Hopefully not too self-conscious (unless she's Zoey Deschanel), but I'm workin on it!
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2012, 01:33:58 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Dzheremi,

Being interested in childish things has always been the honest purview of the nerd, the accidental oddball, and the geek.

However, with the advent of "Indie" crowds, it became cool to awkwardly dredge up even the most childish nostalgia in the name of "spontaneity" or romance; perhaps in an attempt to re-create some of the emotional pleasures of childhood to compensate for the drifting malaise of their adult lives (or just to impress chicks who feed off of that stuff).

When the latest wave of 21st century hipsterdom emerged, it swallowed up the Indie crowd and with it, the awkward dredging was assimilated.
That's probably the best explanation, yep.

That I fear is a somewhat accurate however benign analysis. The more precise critique is more terrible.

I would suggest Wes Anderson's horrifying film Moonrise Kingdom as the distillation par excellence of the move toward "sincerity" as the critical text of this cultural tendency, which is not just limited to hipsterism and its bastard offspring like bronies.

Jeremy, in short, you should fear Starlight Sparkle more than any Islamist.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2012, 01:55:47 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Dzheremi,

Being interested in childish things has always been the honest purview of the nerd, the accidental oddball, and the geek.

However, with the advent of "Indie" crowds, it became cool to awkwardly dredge up even the most childish nostalgia in the name of "spontaneity" or romance; perhaps in an attempt to re-create some of the emotional pleasures of childhood to compensate for the drifting malaise of their adult lives (or just to impress chicks who feed off of that stuff).

When the latest wave of 21st century hipsterdom emerged, it swallowed up the Indie crowd and with it, the awkward dredging was assimilated.
That's probably the best explanation, yep.

That I fear is a somewhat accurate however benign analysis. The more precise critique is more terrible.

I would suggest Wes Anderson's horrifying film Moonrise Kingdom as the distillation par excellence of the move toward "sincerity" as the critical text of this cultural tendency, which is not just limited to hipsterism and its bastard offspring like bronies.

Jeremy, in short, you should fear Starlight Sparkle more than any Islamist.
Oh, so only the self-conciously quirky hipster fair that you like is ok. Got it. ::)
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2012, 01:57:31 PM »
I mean this in all seriousness: Between this and the "bronies" thing, can someone explain to me when being a hip, cool guy or whatever you'd call it became all about liking things that 5-8 year olds like, despite being an adult man in your 20s (later? earlier?)? I absolutely don't get it. I don't even get it enough to judge it. It's just incomprehensible.

Dzheremi,

Being interested in childish things has always been the honest purview of the nerd, the accidental oddball, and the geek.

However, with the advent of "Indie" crowds, it became cool to awkwardly dredge up even the most childish nostalgia in the name of "spontaneity" or romance; perhaps in an attempt to re-create some of the emotional pleasures of childhood to compensate for the drifting malaise of their adult lives (or just to impress chicks who feed off of that stuff).

When the latest wave of 21st century hipsterdom emerged, it swallowed up the Indie crowd and with it, the awkward dredging was assimilated.
That's probably the best explanation, yep.

That I fear is a somewhat accurate however benign analysis. The more precise critique is more terrible.

I would suggest Wes Anderson's horrifying film Moonrise Kingdom as the distillation par excellence of the move toward "sincerity" as the critical text of this cultural tendency, which is not just limited to hipsterism and its bastard offspring like bronies.

Jeremy, in short, you should fear Starlight Sparkle more than any Islamist.
Oh, so only the self-conciously quirky hipster fair that you like is ok. Got it. ::)

Actually you don't.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2012, 08:53:46 PM »
I thought a Pokey Mon was a Jamaican proctologist.  :P ;)


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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #62 on: December 25, 2014, 04:56:13 PM »
Not competitive but still:

my recent Leaf Green postgame team:


my recent Crystal postgame team:

(Psyduck being available early in the grass is so awesome)

my current Emerald pre-Steven team:

(Linoone being a slave)

After beating Steven I'd like to start a Platinum run with a team more-less consisting of:
Torterra
Staraptor
Luxray
Golduck / Floatzel
Houndoom
Gallade

If anyone wants to have a match I am sometimes at Smogon simulator random battles.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2014, 07:15:44 PM »
Wow. This thread is a blast from the past! I actually just ordered Omega Ruby.

Yeah, I might take you up on that one of these days.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2014, 11:13:59 PM »
Wow. This thread is a blast from the past! I actually just ordered Omega Ruby.

Yeah, I might take you up on that one of these days.

I want Omega Ruby sooo bad, i just dont have a 3DS


I <3 Hoenn, it is my Pokemon home and where(in the pokemon world) I am from

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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2014, 12:01:20 AM »
I want Omega Ruby sooo bad, i just dont have a 3DS
Well, you could get a 2DS. They're a lot cheaper/

I <3 Hoenn, it is my Pokemon home and where(in the pokemon world) I am from
Ummmm...that's a little too fanficcy for my tastes.  :laugh: :P
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2014, 12:57:54 AM »
I want Omega Ruby sooo bad, i just dont have a 3DS
Well, you could get a 2DS. They're a lot cheaper/

I <3 Hoenn, it is my Pokemon home and where(in the pokemon world) I am from
Ummmm...that's a little too fanficcy for my tastes.  :laugh: :P

hey, only natural to have an attachment to a certain region within a game, especially one like pokemon


and honestly? I'd rather save for the 3DS than the(my opinion) cheap plasticy 2DS

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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2014, 02:12:41 AM »
I want Omega Ruby sooo bad, i just dont have a 3DS
Well, you could get a 2DS. They're a lot cheaper/

I <3 Hoenn, it is my Pokemon home and where(in the pokemon world) I am from
Ummmm...that's a little too fanficcy for my tastes.  :laugh: :P

hey, only natural to have an attachment to a certain region within a game, especially one like pokemon


and honestly? I'd rather save for the 3DS than the(my opinion) cheap plasticy 2DS
Yeah, that's true- both of your points.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #68 on: December 26, 2014, 02:36:32 AM »
Why is it every time I chance across this thread I read the title as "Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon bathing?"
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #69 on: December 26, 2014, 02:49:26 AM »
Why is it every time I chance across this thread I read the title as "Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon bathing?"
LOL
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #70 on: December 26, 2014, 04:57:08 AM »
I <3 Hoenn, it is my Pokemon home and where(in the pokemon world) I am from

Out of the 4 I've played I find it the worst. It was easy to navigate, it had Pokemons of various types quite early in the game (unlike Kanto or Johto that had good water types in the 2nd half of the game or Sinnoh that had no fire types at all), it had very good Pokemon designs mostly and some of them very good tacticallywise but something lacked.

And too much water.
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Re: Anybody here follow competitive Pokemon battling?
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2015, 10:34:10 AM »
my recent Leaf Green postgame team:


my recent Crystal postgame team:

(Psyduck being available early in the grass is so awesome)

my current Emerald pre-Steven team:

(Linoone being a slave)

After beating Steven I'd like to start a Platinum run with a team more-less consisting of:
Torterra
Staraptor
Luxray
Golduck / Floatzel
Houndoom
Gallade

If anyone wants to have a match I am sometimes at Smogon simulator random battles.

beaten Steven (with Mons at 56), finished Platinum with (that was my first complete Gen IV run):



currently going with White. Preferable team:

Emboar
Unfezant
Excadrill
Zebstrika
Simipour
Reuniclus
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