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  • Look, I know I've already spent a lot of energy nagging on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but aside from Dexit still being present, my expectations were regardless still pretty high? But some of these technical issues people have encountered are just... wow. What a rough release.
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    Cibryll
    Cibryll
    Though Legends: Arceus is also a core series game, so that's basically three core series games this year (counting ScVi separately).
    Ooh yeah Conquest II would be awesome. ^^
    (Or Ranger, but I imagine that would be heavily different from the DS games--)
    Esther
    Esther
    I'd just like to see a return to pixel art.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    With how SV has been reported to be preforming, if they said they didn't include all the Pokemon this time to improve frame rates or something, I may have actually believed them. But yeah, a game of this scope definitely required more development time, especially when the company publishing them is Gamefreak and they've historically mediocre at making 3D content to begin with.
    Oh hey, look, my favourite Pokemon didn't make it into a main series Pokemon game! Again! More reason for me not to buy Scarlet and Violet, I guess...
    Sigmund Froid
    Sigmund Froid
    It's frustrating, cause the size of the Franchise really makes it inexcusable to put so little effort into the product... But at the end of the day, the Games aren't the thing that makes money, so the Pokémon Company has no interest in investing more into the Game Development...
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    Honestly, Dexit isn't the real issue to me. I never use any Pokemon outside of the Pokedex anyway, so it likely wouldn't be very impactful for my playing experience. My problem has always been that they've never given us a legitimate reason to cut half the Pokedex; every excuse they've given has either been proven to be a lie or otherwise inaccurate.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    If they said that they decided to remove most of the Pokemon from SWSH just because they felt like it, I would have been upset, but more comfortable with their explanation. If they said the reason there's only 400 Pokemon is SV is to make it run better, I would be okay with that... if it was true and wasn't an explanation coming from the most profitable franchise in the world.
    Modern Pokemon fans be like: dang, Pokemon Sword and Shield were some of the most lackluster entries in the series, in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were the worst remakes to date... Legends Arceus was cool, but needed more polish and content. Anyway, I'm off to preorder Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!
    Esther
    Esther
    Also, Hidden Power. Why did they remove it in gen 8?! also they better bring back Flash being useful to light up caves, I say as I blindly go through Rock Tunnel in firered without it
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    After reflecting on this status, it occurs to me that what I've said is pretty directly toxic/demeaning to people that have preordered the games, so for that I apologize. That said, history has shown time and time again that you should never pay for something that hasn't been released and you don't have enough information on, so I'd also advise against it in the future.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    Not that it matters what I say since I imagine Σ has blocked me already... sigh. If it's any consolation, I want to like the franchise, and I'll probably end up getting Sword/Shield/Scarlet/Violet as a used copy eventually. Despite my reservations against the games, Generation 8 had a score of good Pokemon designs that lure me back despite my commitments ;-;
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    oh boy i can't wait for the next pokemon generation with a forced experience share, forced affection bonuses, more than half the pokemon unavailable for no valid reasoning, recycled models, recycled animations, and phenomenal features removed... and for everyone else to still buy them anyway.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    So in relation to the comment I left here yesterday when I was in a darker mindset, I just wanted to mention that anyone implying that you're directly responsible for their thoughts of suicide/self harm is emotionally abusive, and that you shouldn't have to put up with it whether they're serious or not.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    That said... am I not allowed to voice my criticisms on the direction of the Pokemon franchise, no matter how negatively perceived and exhaustive they are? How else am I supposed to indicate that I want things to change? By staying silent, and only allowing praise? It's not like I've been at odds with the franchise for several generations; Sword and Shield was what triggered my disdain.
    Frostfang Σ
    Frostfang Σ
    I'm just saying that I see constant negativity all the :red:ing time, and I'm tired of it.
    I've also gotten to a point where I notice slander a lot easier than praise.
    It makes it feel like according to everyone, everything's :red:ty and can never be fixed because every single human being is completely unpleaseable.
    The Lightyear movie holds up decently well as its own standalone movie, but the one thing that bothered me after watching it that confirmed all my suspicions based on the information they spoiled prior to the film releasing... it isn't the movie Andy watched. It can't be. There's too many inconsistencies.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    Between the film and what limited lore was included in Toy Story, I mean. This wouldn't be so terrible, if they didn't explicitly state that it was the film Andy watched at the beginning.
    IndigoGollum
    IndigoGollum
    I guess ðat can happen when ðey try to tie movies togeðer ðat don't fit togeðer. I felt ðe same way about Cruella. I enjoyed it but I've never felt it worked as a prequel to 101 Dalmatians. Maybe ðey should accept ðat standalone movies can be good wiþout beiŋ forced into a cinematic universe.
    I'm probably unlikely to receive any definitive answers, but could someone here help me identify these flowers? Particularly the stalks that aren't blooming, I'm trying to see if anyone has enough expertise to recognize them.
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    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    The fact that they're in our garden is... well, incredibly depraving to say the least, because one of our cats died really unexpectedly from kidney disease last year... but the info is really appreciated for that exactly reason. If it helps, the second picture blooms a large yellow flower, I just couldn't get a picture of it while it was blossoming this year.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    knowing that one of my beloved cats may have died because of something someone else planted in our garden while they were living here it making me understandably furious, honestly
    Blizzkit
    Blizzkit
    Now that you mention it, the second plant could be a daffodil, which is also poisonous.

    I'm very sorry about your cat, it would be best to remove the plants asap, make sure you get the bulbs because those are the most toxic part.
    I'm slowly running out of any shred of empathy for climate change deniers, honestly.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    We're rapidly reaching a point where, assuming the vast majority of scientific evidence is correct and climate change is real, we need to start taking action now or suffer catastrophic consequences. And nowadays we can only do so much to lessen the severity of the impact, rather than stop it entirely.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    It doesn't matter to me whether people's dubiousness over climate change is rational or just blindly ignorant any more; every year, new records are broken, and eventually we won't even have the luxury to deny its existence, assuming we don't already.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    I'm tired of idiots avoiding such an impactful subject that's growing increasingly factual, and if the future is anything as bad as people predict, they'll only have themselves to blame and I'll have zero sympathy for them when the suffer from their own beliefs.
    After having been in a fit of tears from a panic attack and what might have been an actual case of PTSD, I'm vehemently recommending to anyone to NOT watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Some of the ways that a few characters died in that film... it was traumatic.
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    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    And while the circumstances of the deaths weren't similar at all, they were just so sudden, and their lives ended so abruptly... it made me remember how quickly we'd lost our cat, Cooper, almost a year ago.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    I didn't think it would impact me so heavily until I was just sitting around doing nothing. I once again reinforce the concept of trigger warnings; it wasn't the writer's fault, but what I just went through was incredibly terrifying and to ignore the plight of people who might be triggered into harming themselves is dangerous.
    QUEENOFCHICKENS
    QUEENOFCHICKENS
    Aww man that sounds terrible. I hope ur alright 🥺
    Kind of wish that some films would incorporate trigger warnings for their more sensitive audiences that are separated from their other content ratings. There were a couple of scenes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that I would have rather gone not seeing.
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    Yello_X
    Yello_X
    Yeah, those scenes in MoM were kind of unexpected in a Marvel movie. Even though I don't mind them but I'm sure someone would get a heart attack or something
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    It wasn't so much the overall horror inspired theme of the movie so much as it was how some characters died... yeah. Trauma is open ended. It can easily be molded to remind someone of another terrible experience they've had, even if the circumstances are much different.
    GawenStarTeller
    GawenStarTeller
    @Blizzkit this site is amazing, i've needed this in my life for so long, although i don't think it was truly necessary until now
    I'm happy to report that our cat, Floofy, has returned home and seems to be doing alright! As it turns out, the results of his bloodwork were read incorrectly and he doesn't actually have kidney problems. We're still not entirely sure how things will work out going forward, but he's energetic and vocal again!
    In relation to the status I just posted, one of our cats, Floofy, was just diagnosed with kidney issues, similar to his best friend, Cooper, who is no longer with us. Please pray for him. He doesn't deserve to go so soon...
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    If I were to choose a single cause to pledge my soul and devote most of my finances to, recent experiences have made me realise it would probably be affordable health care for pets. I get that they're a luxury, but watching something so beloved slip away from you while also being crippled financially... it's not right.
    calamine lotion is healthy for you actually, i drank some and it only took the doctors in the emergency room 30 minutes to revive me
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