Can you say something about disabilities in the pokemon world?
Well, the Pokémon world certainly seems to have more advanced medical technology than ours; I’m sure a variety of sophisticated prosthetics are well within their capabilities to produce, and probably all manner of other wizardry designed to make life more convenient for people with sensory impairments, mental illnesses, atypical neurological development, and so on. We don’t see much of this in the games or anime, probably because the creative leads prefer to quietly believe that all such difficulties have been either solved or obviated by technology, like most social, medical and environmental problems in the Pokémon universe. But I suspect that’s not what you’re getting at.
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Your reaction when Ghetsis tried to hurt Lillie
I don’t know that I remember having any particular reaction at all, really. Partly I was just never all that attached to Lillie – I mean, I wrote my playthrough journal of Moon version in-character as a protagonist who suspected her of being the villain for most of the game. But also, to be perfectly honest I was never terribly immersed in the whole Team Rainbow Rocket thing, and I’ll probably talk about that at more length once I’ve finally finished reviewing all the Pokémon.
There are only two male Grass-type gym leaders, did you know that? Is that weird or is it just me? Anyway, FMK: Cilan, Ramos, and Gardenia’s mirror universe double who is exactly the same except a guy.
also only two female ones, Gardenia and Erika, unless you count Mallow who
isn’t really a Gym Leader, and frankly Flying and Poison have even less
representation than Grass, so-
fµ¢&’s sake it’s one of these things
is the one I’d have the best foundation for a relationship with, because we’d
bake stuff together, so I’ve gotta marry him
but then it’s
between fuck and kill for Ramos, and… like…
…I mean, I know
this is gonna sound shallow but he’s SO OLD, guys
like, if there
were ever an option where “fuck” and “kill” could wind up accidentally being
synonymous, he’s it
…on the other
hand Gardenia is super athletic, and
I guess I can imagine her being pretty hot as a trans guy, so… maybe this works
out after all…
Like it or not, you’re now a Pokemonologist. You’re Dr… BAOBAB
Baobab? Seriously? Come on, can’t I at least have a New Zealand tree? I’d be happy with Professor Totara, or Professor Rata; hell, Professor Pohutukawa’s a bit of a tonguetwister but I’d still take it!
i can’t remember (or find) if you’ve covered it before, but how do you think police and the criminal justice system works in the pokemon world works? we know there are police officers, but what do they do/what are they for when most of the populace seems to police themselves?
I’m not sure it necessarily needs to work any differently? Saying that the populace “police themselves” is something I would take with a grain of salt – the games probably give us a distorted view here, because the whole point of an adventure RPG is to let the player be the hero, even when that’s a little bit unrealistic or stretches what are supposed to be the normal rules of the setting. Just because we see preteen trainers stopping crimes and saving the world doesn’t mean that’s how they normally expect criminal justice to work! In the anime the Officers Jenny are pretty numerous and never seem to be hard-pressed to find something to do. I don’t think we ever see lawyers, and criminals tend to just get thrown in prison without a trial, but would an episode of the Pokémon anime really be improved by a five-minute scene where Jenny explains due process to Ash and his friends? Continue reading “[prayer circle for no more fire/fighting starters] asks:”
I am the culmination of your dreams…and nightmares…
Some of these villains were over the top, some were pretty within realistic “levels of insanity” like Giovanni (Pokémon mafia) and Ghetsis (manipulating with a front) . I seek your creativity! How would YOU, the great Chhrrrriiiiis, make a villain team?
Culmination of… dreams and nightmares…?
But… putting aside the sheer improbability of a threesome with Chris Pratt and Grant Gustin, why in the name of all that is holy would Game Freak choose that as their design for an evolved form of Garbodor?
Pokémon likes villains who believe on some level that what they’re doing is justifiable, even necessary. Which makes sense, because that’s what villains are like in the real world – only a rare few psychopaths are conscious of being evil; most evil people think they’re doing what they have to, because it’s their job or because it will protect their family or because it will help their country or any number of other excuses. It takes real training and effort to recognise that something you’ve done is evil, because you think of yourself as a good person, and good people “by definition” don’t do evil things. Continue reading “Might be Squidward Tentacles asks:”
I miss those FMKs!! So here’s another one… Cyrus, Cheren or Hugh?
marry Cheren because honestly both of the other two kind of scare me and he seems like the sort of guy who’d grow up to get a steady well-paying job as an accountant or something
kill Cyrus because… I mean… he’s basically some kind of death cultist and he tried to unmake the universe so he could become a god, so…
so I guess that leaves fuck Hugh, which… I mean… yaaaaay?