All done finally, here’s the entire set of my Kanto gym badge stickers!

The first half was here

They’ll be available as a set in my etsy store and will also be sold singly at my upcoming art tables.

  • Pokémon, What Happened To You?
  • Alex Day

I remember when there were only 150 of you
Well, technically 151 if you are counting Mew, but I digress
I guess I spent the best years of my little life
Surfing Cinnabar Island to get 126 Revives
And I miss the Pokémon Center
I miss its music too
And the way that Snorlax looked like Lapras on water
Pokémon, what happened to you?

In the old days, you only got one form of every kind
I could name all the Gym Leaders, didn’t even have to try
But now you’ve shown me Team Galactic and Dark and Steel and eggs
Oh I want my Red and Blue back when Ditto wasn’t used for sex
I miss the cycling road, don’t you know
I miss the music too
And I can’t believe you used to be in black and white
Pokémon, what happened to you

Now Legendary means nothing to me
Because one-of-a-kind creatures add up to over thirty
And I only want three choices for my Eevee
I don’t want a rival if his name is not Gary

And how the hell do you pronounce Sweecoon, Sooisine, Sweesign, Sooisoon, I don’t know

I miss holding down the B button when I thought it made it easier
I miss surfing to the truck and using Strength to try and move it
I miss watching my Charmander evolve into a Charmeleon
I don’t accept your Leaf Green, they’ll always be Red and Blue to me

Yesterday I dreamt I was surrounded by Unown
The spelled the words “I’m sorry on behalf of Nintendo
We don’t get Poffins either, and SuperContests are so-so
And the Pokédex was fine, it didn’t need a radio”
I miss the Team Rocket hideout
And I miss the music too
And why have shinies if they’re so impossible to find
Pokémon, what happened to you
Pokémon, what happened to you

And I’ll never again experience that joy of mine
Because you are incompatible with my brand new DSi



The skeletal remains of the so-called ‘Red Queen’, the enigmatic individual discovered at Palenque, in Mexico, are being scientifically analysed using a number of techniques.

It is still unclear whether the Red Queen who died 1,300 years ago, was the wife of Pakal II or if she was a ruler of the ancient Mayan metropolis once known as Lakamha (place of the big waters).

In a recent interview Lourdes Muñoz explained that before the remains of the Red Queen were returned to Palenque, in June 2012, they managed to extract a collagen sample from one of her vertebrae for further studies.

Javiera Cervini, a specialist in geochemistry at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, examined the sample and was convinced that the preservation of the collagen fibres from the vertebrae was good enough to progress and attempt to extract DNA.

Although it’s not the first time that the Red Queen’s remains have been subject to study, this recent investigation  is also utilising DNA mitochondrional examination to provide new information about this mysterious figure in Mayan history.

The tombs of both the Red Queen and Pakal II are the largest and most elaborate of all those discovered in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. Both have been archaeologically dated by the type of ceramic offerings found in both – to between 600 and 700 CE.

Amazing picture. Read more here!