Hi! I used to post on the original forums years ago, during the tail-end of the Advanced series. Never got past season nine but have started to get back into the show as my partner's kids have been watching my DVDs, so hopefully soon I'll be caught up. Looking forward to talking about this show and franchise with you guys anew
You have a long way to go until you reach the current Pokémon series, so I'll just say good luck.
Thanks, I think I'll need it!
Amazing how much nostalgia the old episodes are stirring in me, really. That's what led to me checking up on Pokemopolis, only to find it was on its way out.
Reliving everything from Kanto to Hoenn so far has been a blast, varying overall series quality notwithstanding the standard of the Gym/Contest episodes is always high. In a way, a sort of "DBZ Kai" take on the show that only focused on locations and characters from the games as well as captures/evolutions/departures would streamline the series one hell of a lot because there is truly a mountain of filler. That said, I'm finding even some of the filler episodes have interesting ideas behind them (let's face it, the entirety of series two is filler, but it still has its moments) and Team Rocket are always funny, even in the weakest episodes.
Apparently the most common reactions towards the next two series, Sinnoh and Unova, are; "Sinnoh is so cool!" and "Fuck Unova!". And I'm just going to point out that I am amongst the small group of people who thinks the opposite; I thought Sinnoh was okay, but I enjoyed Unova (it's mainly because I loved most of the characters). As for XY, there's nothing set as it's a new series, first folks were praising it - over BW, fuck them - but now they don't know what to make of it.
Post by BlueHoundoom on May 13, 2014 3:18:22 GMT -4
Hey, the name's BlueHoundoom, but people usually call me Blue. I'm from the old site too, although I never really posted all that much... Probably less than 30 times...
Anyway, I've been playing the games since Pokemon Silver, and watching since 'Wake Up, Snorlax' first played here in Australia. Which I think was when I was 13... So, 16 years now, give or take.
I haven't watched any of the Unova or Kalos episodes yet, as the TV situation isn't working for me. Basically, our aerial's been busted fr years, so I can't watch any free-to-air channels. And pay Cartoon Network just replays the same season 4-5 times. (We didn't get the final Sinnoh League season until everyone was finishing up the first Unova one...)
So I'm focusing on collecting the DVD's instead. (at least until they either end the show, or drop Ash as the 'hero') One day, I'll do a huge marathon. It'll take 3-4 months, but I'll eventually get through every episode and movie.
Post by SeriousJupiter on Jun 17, 2014 16:33:44 GMT -4
I hope you remember me. I decided to join these new forums after all because not being able to discuss the series and the games anywhere else properly was driving me crazy. Oh, and of course I missed you guys as well. I've been a somewhat regular lurker for a while, but I guess now it's time to get back on the Horsea.
Greetings and salutations, I am Extroth. I stalked the old website but I never posted there. I was rather sad to see the old site go but I discovered this one and decided that you guys didn't have enough people posting here so I'm here to help fix that.
I've played the games since I was nine and watched the anime about a month or so longer then that. I really enjoy competitive battling though the jury is still out on whether or not I'm good at it. I've spent some time over on the Bulbagarden forums but their anime discussions get's a little to serous for me (I once got yelled at by a Pokeshiper for telling her that Misty was probably never coming back, and I was given a waring for trolling even though I was just stating my opinion) so I prefer the more funny reading way to far into things for laughs that the old site had going for it.
ShiningStarlia: I remember her voicing a blind kid who was healed by Fat Buu back in Z. And that must've been like, almost 20 years ago I think!
Dec 6, 2018 0:08:07 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's funny, despite Ribrianne getting so much hate (not me, I think she's an entertaining character and love the Magical Girl parody Toei added with her and her team mates) people were excited to hear that Veronica Taylor was voicing Ribrianne.
Dec 6, 2018 6:04:19 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: In a way though. I personally have no problem with her and think her magical girl parody is hilarious and her transformation is meant to look hideous that even in-universe Vegeta couldn't bring himself to punch her when she tried to use Rollout on him.
Dec 8, 2018 0:28:31 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Though considering how much screentime she soaks up, I can see where most of the complaints come from. Then again, one can say the same thing about the Saiyans (U6 and U7) so who am I to complain? Haha.
Dec 8, 2018 0:29:21 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: I think the forum's banner pic should be changed to Tsareena's butt closeup from today's episode. Pokemopolis thrives on easy-to-take-out-of-context stuff like that.
Dec 8, 2018 18:08:39 GMT -4
Donkarasu: So have been hearing Movie 21 has a heart warming story, it's not another movie that shoehorns in a Mythical and/or Legendary Pokémon for the sake of views, but rather their use in the plot is respectable, all characters get to do something notable, etc.
Dec 9, 2018 9:41:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: While that's true, it did still default to the whole "mythical/legendary hates humans until it meets Ash and friends" formula. Some parts of the old formula just had to stick around.
Dec 10, 2018 21:52:31 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Everything else was fresh and well-done, though. And though I trash the music (the only weak point of the movie, and boy is it an Achilles' Heel; that is except for the dub's ending song), the movie itself is spectacular.
Dec 10, 2018 21:54:07 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Actual so-called-music that deserves to be called "noise" is whatever 4kids used in their dub for One Piece. Music you don't like, but can still clearly hear the instruments, should be called "bad music", calling it "noise" is just a petty insult.
Dec 14, 2018 12:09:50 GMT -4
Donkarasu: There were no instruments used for the 4kids' One Piece dub music, it was all synthesizers.
Dec 14, 2018 12:13:09 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Also that dub of that thing which when I showed Ryu the Japanese verison of long ago he said it was fine, but when I brought it up again, Ryu got all aggressive and started saying the original version was bad, despite the dub having all the flaws.
Dec 14, 2018 12:17:09 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: You never showed me that thing any more than once. And also, you showed me it in a failed attempt to make me like something about the JP version.
Dec 14, 2018 12:29:39 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Yes I did actually, I showed it to you to show you that when the narrator started singing it wasn't like in Brother Bear, like you thought (when the song was put over one character explaining something to another) but rather she was singing with them.
Dec 14, 2018 18:16:26 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Only you believe it was to get you to like the original, while I was just correcting your misinformation.
Dec 14, 2018 18:18:09 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That first time was just a correction (and back then, the JP version hadn't fully earned my utter abhorrence). The second time was an attempt to sway me.
Dec 14, 2018 19:35:55 GMT -4
Donkarasu: No it wasn't, it was me having to get this thing out of my mind and so the best way was to let it out and share my thoughts with others. I mean by that logic, I guess you telling me that Popplio says "Arwoo" and Ashimari doesn't is you forcing me to like
Dec 15, 2018 6:14:45 GMT -4
Donkarasu: the dub voice and sway me away from the Japanese one, despite the fact that Popplio only goes "Pop! Pop!" and I have listen to Ashimari's voice more than enough to fully confirm it says what I said it does. But don't worry, I won't make that assumption.
Dec 15, 2018 6:26:40 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Oh and by the way, I do like the dub voice, but for a different reason from why I like the Japanese one.
Dec 15, 2018 6:30:30 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: All in all that was a good two parter: wish it lasted longer! And as for Dragonball Super, goodness it was great hearing Veronica Taylor again. She used bits of her May voice in the most recent dub episode.
Dec 16, 2018 12:35:04 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: HUGE dub-related news: Matori's dub name (or rather, only name since the dub kept her name as Matori) has finally been said in a dub episode.
Dec 16, 2018 18:51:11 GMT -4