Pokémon

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Cats

My favourite fandom wiki quirks:

  • Wookiepedia’s insistence on describing everything in the past tense because it’s talking about “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

  • Bulbapedia attempting to adhere to encyclopedic citation standards in spite of the fact that it’s basically a glorified fan-Pokédex.

  • The Transformers Wiki’s firm commitment to finding something to mock in every article even if it’s really not that funny.

Having Pokemon with high friendship be like:

“Pokemon turned back toward you and nodded in understanding!”

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“Pokemon is in a bit of a pinch. It looks like it might cry…”

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“Pokemon gathered all its energy to break through its paralysis so you wouldn’t worry!”

“Pokemon healed its burn with its sheer determination so you wouldn’t worry!”

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“Pokemon toughed it out so you wouldn’t feel sad!”

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“Pokemon is remembering the first time it met you…”

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these hurt so much…

How can something programmed feel so real, so passionate? God I love Pokemon.

So, y’all know that battle theme Toby Fox composed for Pokémon Sword/Shield?

Well, someone discovered that the track may have been inspired by a track in “The Baby Is You”, Toby’s Homestuck rock opera where Dave Strider gives birth to his best friend, John Egbert.

Concept: a D&D campaign that borrows the format of a Pokémon journey: the party is a bunch of goofy teenagers going on a road trip to brave the strongholds of legendary exemplars of the twelve core-book character classes and win tokens of their esteem. Each stronghold would be themed around the character class of its master: e.g., the Wizard would have a puzzle-filled dungeon under their tower; the Fighter would require the party to participate in a four-on-four tournament against other adventuring parties for the right to face them in battle; the Rogue would refuse them out of hand, but leave the badge in a conspicuous-but-secure location as an unspoken challenge to steal the dumb thing if they want it so badly; and so forth.