So I’m pretty sure that there is a sort of mandatory progression of: Watch The Clone Wars > Become mildly obsessed with the clones > create clone OCs. So guess I’m a stage three fan now.
This is my oc Steady. He’s a quartermaster sergeant and a designated shiny wrangler. He falls under the, “never shouts his orders, but you listen when he talks,” category of communication skills. I’m not actually sure about his armor, I just painted a little on to put the 212th orange on display.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with him since he’s taken up residence in my head.
do you have any tips for starting a giveaway blog? I kinda wanna start one but I'm quite hesitant
Okay! I do have a few tips.
Realize that it’s actually hard work - I spend hours breeding, editing and cloning, making graphics, and running the actual giveaways
Most people are super appreciative but you will have to develop a somewhat thick skin because some people can act pretty entitled
It’s a fairly big commitment to hold giveaways when you say you will, but once you build a follower base, they will come. Promise. ;)
Before you start:
Decide if you want a theme for your blog! It’s not necessary but kind of fun.
What will your rules be? Outline them clearly in an FAQ. Look at other giveaway blogs’ FAQs for inspiration. A bunch of us have been around the block a time or two.
Pick a deposit pokemon that’s obtained early on the game and not super common, so you’re not constantly drowned by other giveaways.
Decide what kind of pokemon you’re going to give away. Do you want them to be battle ready? IV and EV trained? Might want to check Smogon or Serebii for guidance.
Play around with your editing software (PHex or Powersaves) before doing a giveaway. Make sure your edits are kosher – for example, if your EVs add up to more than 510, or you give your pokemon an illegal move, ball, or ability, it won’t trade.
Will you just do GTS giveaways? Box giveaways? Leftover giveaways? Other special giveaways? That’s up to you!
Before GTS giveaways:
Before cloning, I always wondertrade my pokemon to make sure they’re tradable. The last thing you need is to get a “there’s something wrong with this pokemon” error once a giveaway starts.
Your giveaway posts should be bright and colorful, and graphics should be something your followers will associate with you. Consider it your brand.
Make a post telling your followers how many deposit pokemon they need and what to name them.
Tag other giveaway blogs in your posts in order to get boosts.
Tag posts with relevant tags so people can find you! I use “shiny pokemon” and “shiny pokemon giveaways”. Some people use “reverse GTS”, “GTS giveaways” etc. I also use a tag for my giveaway posts - “maydaygiveaway”
If you need help, come find us! We’re always happy to answer questions (like this one).
I trade with two DSes in order to go faster but not everyone can do that – it really does help trade speed, though
I often will check the “filter by pokemon I have” option in order to better see deposits meant for me
I’ll trade for about 2 hours depending on how many pokemon I’m giving away. Usually with legendary giveaways I’ll stretch that to 3. Decide how long you want to trade for.
I’ll answer the most pertinent asks during giveaways but usually save most of them until after, so I’m not wasting time.
I save at least some of my leftovers to do leftover giveaways, but that’s not necessary. You can just clone over them if you want room in your boxes.
That’s really all I have for now… if anyone wants to piggyback onto this with they’re own tips and tricks, go for it!
But why would Rick waste a hug on a clone? Because nothing matters. Yeah, but that’s a load of bullshit because some things matter to him even if the universe doesn’t give a fuck. Not showing vulnerability matters to him, so I doubt he’ll do that for a clone. Right??? >_<