earth palette


had a dream where it was revealed that there’d be new free dlc for pokemon sun and moon, which not only added a new postgame plotline and extra battle tree trainers, but a bunch of new pokemon and forms for existing pokemon as well.

a ton of the new forms were like… “ancient forms”, though the only one i can remember is “ancient passimian” which looked like oranguru but frillier and with an old-timey, earth palette. more interestingly was this, which i thought was a new mewtwo form but was actually its own pokemon, called “xeritwo”.

i remember going onto bogleech’s pokemon reviews to see what he thought of these new reveals, and he actually posted the leaked origin of xeritwo, which was that it was a living psychic manifestation of mew’s fear of its own clone. i also remember him saying that he found the design somewhat lackluster at first, and then it revealed its second appearance. he didn’t give it a rating, though, because he decided to hold off on that until the dlc was released to ensure he knew everything important to know before passing a final judgement on it.

i couldn’t tell if the red growths on it were meant to be gemstones, eyes, blisters, or bizarre external organs. they were very shiny, and pulsed in and out of its body rhythmically, like a heartbeat. most people were theorizing it’d be either psychic/dark, pure psychic, pure dark, or bring back the ???-type

i woke up to realize that the sun/moon credits theme were playing in my earbuds from my ipad, and with a surprisingly clear memory of what xeritwo looked like.

@bogleech unfortunately, because that dlc is never going to come out in this reality, if you want to rate it you’ll have to do it without the dlc
The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time
The Commodore Story of the PET Vic20 C64 & Amiga from engineers, games developers & how CBM influenced the first 8-bit generation users

I grew up on the ZX Spectrum side of the European home computer divide in the 80s, so I really shouldn’t be posting about this shitty machine … but well, that was 30 years ago, so nowadays we can learn to enjoy weird double pixels, earth-tone palettes and inarguably better sounds chips across the enemy lines.

The Commodore Story is a combo of a 2h documentary and a 50-page book that you can support on Kickstarter. WavemStudios, the production company behind the project, has had some shaky past on Kickstarter so far, but the new campaign seems to be taking off fine and has already reached the main goal.


SpiderGwen in Sylveon from the Palette Challenge

Decided to go extreme and not have lineart, lineart is my best part of 3 (sketching, lineart, colouring), it’s fair to say I was rather lost and kinda frustrated.