I like to reread my mini reviews/impressions from when I was watching BW! for the first time because I was still mourning the end of DP + I hadn’t the faintest idea Shootie would take over my life.

I disliked him but mainly found him forgettable and wholly uninteresting at some point.

That is hilarious.

[8bit] Champion Alder | Pokemon Black and White
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[8bit] Champion Alder | Pokemon Black and White

Alder’s theme came up when I was searching around for another song to tackle. I was originally looking at doing the BW Elite Four battle song (which I’ll still probably do), and I suddenly remembered how interesting Alder’s theme was. It’s so… Knightly. xD I don’t know how to put it any other way.

On to the next 8bit~!


I still can’t stop laughing x’D



(Pokemon Best Wishes! Episode 54: Satoshi VS Champion Adeku!/Ash Versus the Champion!)

Adeku/Alder really likes to pat kids on the head while Satoshi/Ash and Shootie/Trip look like dismayed bobbleheads. (I love the delayed, but synchronous, reaction after he’s done).

Including this frame separately because the faces are cute.


[8bit] Champion Alder | Pokemon Black & White

This is also another favorite 8bit of mine in terms of how it turned out. It has a nice feel to it :3


I just want to point out that Alder is an awesome champion. So many people flag him for being “weak” without realizing the reason why he spends his time as champion preaching love for pokemon. It’s because when he was young he and his partner pokemon pursued strength without understanding the meaning of strength. When his beloved partner fell ill, he slowed down and took time to think about what really makes a person strong. In the beginning of the game, Cheren believes that the only brand of strength is being strong in battle, but when Alder challenges him to think deeper on route 5, it turns Cheren’s world upside down. Alder isn’t meant to be a difficult champion. In Black and White you end up battling N for the moral throne, so to speak, and Iris replaces him in BW2. Battling him in any setting is optional. It’s who Alder is and the perspective he brings to the Black and White conflict that matters, not his theme or how much of a challenge he is to face. Because champions are characters just like everyone else, and should be so much more than a faceless final boss. That’s what Steven, Iris, Diantha, Lance, Cynthia, etc all are. They all have personalities, quirks, and their own ways of doing things. I love Alder. He just has a different brand of strength.


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anonymous asked:

Some ACS that ties into those recent ones? Like some of the other PWT combatants reacting to Giovanni's new relationship.

(Short and sweet >< sorry really not familiar with who’s all in the PWT and I’m pretty sure I totally messing up how it’s actually done….)

“E-excuseme? Is there a…Mr. Sakaki here?” The delivery person askedholding an impressive bouquet of fully bloomed red roses.

“Looks like somebody got themselves an admirer!” Alder chuckled.

Giovanni rolled his eyes and approached the delivery person and took the roses.

“No name?” the older man asked.

“No I see a card,” Norman stated as he plucked it from the arrangement.

“Put that back before I make you Norman,” Giovanni growled some.

“So it IS an admirer!”

“Shut up,” Giovanni said as he snatched the card back. “You two are children I swear.”

“Oh come on—”

“Stop breathing down my neck!” the Kanto native yelled at Alder.

Cynthia strode by and snatched the card herself. “Lets see who i—” The Sinnoh champion cut herself off when she read it.

“…Cynthia? You’re turning red,” Lance pointed out. The Dragon-type master’s eyes darting to Giovanni…alright now HE was curious.

Giovanni actually felt a brief flash of fear when Cynthia marched up to him…and even though she was only a mere two inches taller than him, how she stood at that moment made it feel as if she was looming over him.

“Yes?” Giovanni asked, voice calm and unwavering.

“I swear…if you are using him…” Cynthia began, her hand balling into a tight fist, crumpling the card.

“Come now, he’s a grown man, I am certain he can handle himself. Please do give him more credit than that,” Giovanni stated with a smirk.

Which he immediately regretted when he saw the absolute rage flash in the cold gray eyes.

“…I assure you…I am not forcing him into anything. Everything he has done has been on his terms,” Giovanni said.

“Forgive me if I do not believe you,” the blonde woman said as she stepped back.

“Then perhaps you should accompany me when I go see him tonight and ask him yourself.”

Cynthia was about to respond, only to have the announcer cut her off.

The Kanto Leaders Tournament was going to begin.
She watched as Giovanni left, eyes boring into the man’s back.

“…Cynthia?” Alder asked as he approached the still somewhat livid champion. “So…who was it from?”

“Cyrus…” Cynthia stated simply.  

“Oh….-EH!?” Alder looked at hear eyes wide…as did the remaining combatants.

Giovanni Sakaki….was courting Cyrus Akagi?