rainbow region

7

“Follow the rainbow to my door….”  The male Satin Bowerbird, an Australian species endemic to the rainforests of the East Coast regions of the mainland and Tasmania, constructs an intricate ‘bower’ on which to display, dance and attract a mate. All bowerbird species do this, however the Satin variety has a penchant for indigo blue and collects all kinds of objects in various shades of this colour to decorate the bower with. The male Satin bowerbird’s plumage has an iridescent sheen in this colour, and the female, whilst having spotted beige plumage, has a striking eye colour in this same indigo shade as well. Male bowerbirds spend an extraordinary amount of effort and time adorning their bowers, arranging and re-arranging objects around it’s entrance as seen in the above photo examples.

Colress is a scientist and the leader of Team Plasma (alongside with Ghetsis) in B2W2. While Ghetsis wants to use Kyurem’s power to basically conquer Unova, Colress is only interested in finding a way to bring out the entirety in Kyurem potential, so, Colress is only using Kyurem as a subject for his experiments. Colress doesn’t seem an “evil” character at all in B2W2, he seems more kind of “neutral” or amoral. This seems to be implied in his name too: in all the languages Colress’ name means “without color”. Maybe this “absence of color” refers to his neutrality. It’s seems to me that Colress may “represent” the “amoral side” of scientific research. Colress seems to admire the protagonist’s trust in the bond between trainers and Pokémon, and seems to admire his efforts. Colress doesn’t exclude the possibility that one can bring out the entirety of a Pokémon potential thanks to the bond he has with it. He thinks is important to care about Pokémon to bring out their potential. But this is not enough to the scientist.

“As a researcher, it is the truth and the ideal way things should be that I seek. The latent power of Pokémon… What is the best way to bring it out? If possible, I want it to be the trust between Trainers and their Pokémon, just as it has always been. I look forward to you teaching me that this is indeed true! (…) Trust… It’s too much of an unknown factor” -Colress (Pokémon World Tournament)

Even if Colress seems to care about Pokémon and encourages the protagonist to be strong and protect them, he still traps Kyurem and uses him to frozen Opelucid City. He uses Kyurem as a weapon to bring fear over Unova. Why? Because Colress wants to really see with his own eyes which method is really the most efficient to bring out the entirety of Pokémon potential. He wants to experiment with all the instruments he has. He wants to really know the truth. The BW theme, “truth and ideals”, comes back in this: to Colress people like the protagonist are a bit of an idealistic people for trusting in the invisible bond between trainers and Pokémon. So, the “evilness” in Colress is his lack of conscience: he’s ready to destroy entire cities only to find his answers.

 “Welcome! I was asked by an acquaintance to help with his research. What I desire is to bring out the entirety in Pokémon potential! If I can accomplish that, I don’t care what it takes! If it means the strength must be brought out by the interactions between Pokémon and Trainers, then so be it! If it means you have to use a merciless approach, like Team Plasma’s, and force out all of the Pokémon’s power, then so be it! And yes, if the entire world is destroyed as a result, then so be it… - Colress (Plasma Frigate, before battle)

Even after being defeated Colress doesn’t change his mind.

“Are you thinking of reaching even higher heights by understanding each other as Pokémon and Trainer? I see… To me, that is an ideal answer. To think! That’s what you actually believe! You bring out the power of your Pokémon with respect and love!” - “Excuse me for repeating myself, but if it will make Pokémon stronger, I don’t care what it takes! If interacting with Pokémon can increase their powers only to a certain point, then their full strength must be brought out using a scientific approach. Even one without a conscience- Colress (Plasma Frigate, being defeated)

Ghetsis seems to dislike Colress’ “neutrality” too.

“That blasted Colress! The fool is far too committed to pure science. This is how he repays me for making him the boss of Team Plasma? How dare he put his personal intellectual curiosity before our ultimate mission of conquering Unova!” -Ghetsis (Plasma Frigate)

After the defeat of Ghetsis, Colress decides to accept that really the protagonist may be right.

“In Pokémon battles where you can’t afford to make a mistake, the true nature of the Trainer’s personality becomes clear. I see! If Trainers believe in their Pokémon to the fullest extreme, as you do, their Pokémon partners will also give everything they have! So that must be the answer I’ve been looking for. Still, I’m glad you won. For one thing, I detested Ghetsis from the start!” -Colress (Plasma Frigate, post game)

In Alola Colress is met by the SUMO protagonist. He wears a super technologial lab coat, his wearables are cooled with water so they stay comfortable. Here he seems to have the same kind of trust he learned from the B2W2 protagonist. 

“What brings out the power of Pokémon is… I believe that is—the bond they share with their Trainers!“ -Colress (Route 8)

We’ll meet Colress again in USUM, and Ghetsis’ return makes the scientist’s presence even more interesting… 

 Colress, aesthetics

hi friends !! in honor of the holiday season and since im bad at christmasy things i decided to actually do one of these things (please ignore my dumb banner thank you) below are these super cool blogs you should follow because theyre extraordinary.

a-g

@actualbrendonurie @asexualmikeyway @beebo-gazeboo @bigbufforeopuff @bulletproofatbest @calebtheghost @cinnamontoaststump @cobrastarbye @cobrastarshipofficial @d-e-m-o-n-l-i-m-b-s @dadsofdisco @destroyas-poison @dont-go-in-to-the-fandom @dunidentified-flying-object @dunshine @emoquartet @emoquartetnet @fairlyryden @fields-of-falafel @folie-a-dru @frostydun @fuckcis @fueledbyjyler @gerardwtf

h-r
@holysmokesitspatrick @ierohhellno @itschloebitchesss @jetspackblues @jishwad @jtrohman @kan-aye-a @koala-fication @looking-for-theupsides @mychemicalrecords @pastelzack @peachtrick @peachyavidan @pineapplebeautytips @prettyinpopunk @prettyoddvevo @punkbats @rainbow-breathing-dragons @rednosestump @regionally @rnychemicalromance @ryanrosstrashh @ryrobaby

s-z
@savesoul-punk @sevenhundredeight @shehadtheryro @sleepless-panic @smileystumph @spacetea @specter-skies @stage4fearofreality @stumpelstiltskin @sweaterpatrick @thatpeculiarpenguin @thedemisexuals @thefifthnnarauder @thepunkparade @thingsalwaysmatter @thnksfrthrevenge @throam @tidalwav-s @toofabforyoutohandle @trucknugget  @trohmanus @twentyonepilot @tylerghost-eph @vamprre @venomdun @whynobees @winterbeckett @xsheepish-wolfx @zegjeg

BRIXTON IN DAMAGED GOODS ZINE ‘THE SHUFFLE’ ARTICLE

Brixton’ Jesse Steelman, Ryan Heath and Skip James chase rainbows in the golden region. Photos by Dominico Zapata and Digga

Click Images to Enlarge.