Reblog if you’re black and you’re from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida.
My attitude towards “Hey, can you take a picture of so and so while I so and so…” is usually “Yeah, I can do that…”. My job is fun, and for the most part you learn something every time you’re out.
When an Olympic athlete asks you to take some photos for a new line of work, that “Yeah” turns more into “Whaaaaa????!! Definitely.” So today, I did just that. At the beach. The shots will be more refined in the future, but just to kind of warm up and try to figure out the end goal we took some shots down at the beach. Here are a few for now…
Olympic Athlete Chantae McMillan in St. Augustine, Florida. (By the way, she does the heptathlon, in the track and field division. 1 or 2 events clearly isn’t enough. 7 is required.)
Photos by Dan Florez using Pentax equipment. Like all others on here, please don’t duplicate without written consent.
choose a starter between totodile, treeko, or tepig
the everglades is the penultimate location of importance (akin to mt coronet, cave of origin, dragonspiral tower, etc.) Raikou is the patron legendary, due to florida being the lightning captial of the US, and being similar to the florida panther.
the main plot will probably center around natural wildlife area preservation, as the villain team is a corporation wishing to develop a lot of these lands. themes of valuing of human expansion/capital gain over pokemon and earth preservation
gyms are found in:
port st lucie
other notable towns include:
key west - can find manaphy here
titusville/cocoa - can find “extraterrestrial” pokemon around here, such as staryu, clefairy. deoxys can be obtained at the space center
other important locations:
ocala national forest
everglades national forest
st johns river/various springs
disney/general theme parks
a ranch in the middle of the state
a retirement home trailer park
pinap and nanab berries can be purchased in southern pokemarts, while oran and sitrus are found in central/northen regions
the ocala gym leader is a mountain biking fanatic; their gym is outside and has ledges/ramps using the acro and mach bike
the naples gym leader is too old to be a gym leader and should have probably retired with her peers ages ago
signs about “LIVE BABY TOTODILES” and “FRESH ORAN BERRIES EXIT 404”
pokemarts are replaced with wawa
fight an emboar with your bare hands in the swamps off 520
palpitoads are everywhere and they WILL scream at you
please let me know if i missed or need to add something. this is coming from someone who’s spent most of their time on the east coast/central areas of florida so i know more about those regions, but not as much others
list of obtainable pokemon under the cut, because it got a little long