Expecting a National Dex With Pokémons Sword & Shield is Insane

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People are crying. They were once overjoyed, blissful of the state of the upcoming Pokémon games, which would grace the Nintendo Switch for the first time in the series’s (mainline) history. Their expectations and hopes were shattered upon the announcement that they wouldn’t be able to transfer all of their pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Home into Sword & Shield. The reason? The Galar region will not support a national dex, code for “Only a fraction of the total number of pokémon will be available in Sword & Shield.”

The outcry has been substantial. Thousands of Pokémon fans are swearing off their loyalty from the company and the upcoming game. The hashtag “#BringBackNationalDex” has become a symbol of their contempt, a unifying plea for the Pokémon Company to answer. Fans are now hostile, suspicious, and cynical of every detail on the once-beloved upcoming titles. They wish for every pokémon, not just “some.” After all, it’s about catching them all.

What a time to be a Pokémon fan. Continue reading “Expecting a National Dex With Pokémons Sword & Shield is Insane”

The Reese Movie Ultimately Doesn’t Work as an ASMR Experience

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If you peruse my Twitter, you may be familiar with my affinity with the ASMR movement. If not, I don’t blame you, because even there I don’t make much mention of it. Instead of taking the time in this post to explain what ASMR is and why it’s so damn popular with kids these days, I’ll just drop a couple videos by prominent ASMRtists explaining in their own way what it is and how it works. I’ll wait here for your return. Continue reading “The Reese Movie Ultimately Doesn’t Work as an ASMR Experience”

Goku in Smash Bros. No Longer Seems so Far-Fetched

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Goku will never make it into Super Smash Bros. That’s what I always told myself around the time Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out and the pleas from Dragon Ball Z fans became relevant upon the addition of Snake as a guest character. Why the hell would they add Goku? He’s not even a video game character. On top of that, Super Smash Bros. is a celebration of Nintendo characters. Snake is only a one-time guest. You stupid idiots. Goku will never be in the game. Ever. Ever.

Fast forward ten-plus years. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has opened the floodgates to inviting a seemingly endless list of participants through their DLC additions. Their most recent addition is Joker from Persona 5, who became playable two days ago. Joker from Persona 5? Well… that’s interesting. Continue reading “Goku in Smash Bros. No Longer Seems so Far-Fetched”

Star Wars: Episode IX Will Probably Be Bad (To Me)

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The Last Jedi was a very flawed film. Multiple film critics, including popular Youtube group RedLetterMedia, have dragged it across the ground for its incessant amount of logical leaps, goofy theatrics, and horribly uneven tone. All of these are issues I, too, found to be distracting when I watched the film. With all of these swirling opinions surrounding the film, which includes a harsh distaste from the general populace of Star Wars fanatics of the past, I went into my second viewing rather pessimistic that I would enjoy it as much as I did the first time.

Something strange happened: I didn’t like it any less, nor any more. My opinion stayed more or less the same, and the reasoning came from a quality most fans hissed at quite prominently: change. Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode IX Will Probably Be Bad (To Me)”

E-102 Gamma: Sonic Adventure’s Greatest and Most Underwhelming Achievement

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Yesterday, I started playing Sonic Adventure again, the first time since roughly 2016. The last time I played the game, I came to the conclusion that it was bad, stacked with the evidence pointed out by various peers and Youtube critics. Playing it again now, it is still pretty bad. Why is this important? Because I still had the urge to play it. Knowing full well the experience is overall unremarkable, my desire to revisit the story of Sonic Adventure burned until I finally satiated it with yet another playthrough. Continue reading “E-102 Gamma: Sonic Adventure’s Greatest and Most Underwhelming Achievement”