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.
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Sorry, it's just that after SM021 and M21, I know Mima's gonna be three for three when it comes to terribly mishandling emotional moments.
Feb 9, 2019 18:50:46 GMT -4
Donkarasu: But at least you're fine with episode 79, because you've never said anything about it.
Feb 9, 2019 19:02:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That was a lucky case of not bad but the dub did better.
Feb 9, 2019 19:09:02 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Masafumi Mima said he got goosebumps when selecting the music for a certain episode and even the voice actors were brought to tears, I'm certain it was indeed episode 108 that he was talking about: twitter.com/Sunma47/status/1073896011758587909
Feb 9, 2019 19:12:11 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That's fine and good for them. Mima's just unfortunately given me lots of reasons not to trust his music placement skills (actually, lack thereof).
Feb 9, 2019 22:39:49 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Looks like I'm right not to have believed him when he promised I'd cry at the onscreen events. But I can give him a bit of credit: it turned out better than SM021 and M21 did, so that's a relief.
Feb 10, 2019 10:26:25 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: It ended up with the same results SM079JP did: a "well, okay, that happened. Can't wait for the dub to improve it" kind of feeling.
Feb 10, 2019 10:27:06 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: BTW, I watched it in the first place just because of how cocky Mima was about it.
Feb 10, 2019 18:07:31 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I'm just going to say it now: I will not be happy when TPCI fills the silent moments with music. Silence is needed especially in tear-jerking episodes as it helps set the mood for a depressing atmosphere (it's hard to describe, so I tried my best).
Feb 11, 2019 5:46:51 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's more Reina Ueda's voice acting as Mao (I can't believe anyone who thinks she wasn't amazing) and the dialogue and less so the background music used which makes those scenes so heart breaking and caused me and others to cry or tear up.
Feb 12, 2019 10:04:15 GMT -4
Donkarasu: While I said I wasn't going to talk about the whole controversy around Vic Mignogna, I do want to say one thing about it and that's, it kind puts me off anything to do with Funimation, especially due to other voice actors being involved in this.
Feb 17, 2019 8:44:25 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: That is my biggest grief behind it. They honestly shouldn't of said anything at all, rather than outright lashing at fans that disagree with them.
Feb 17, 2019 19:44:19 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Regarding Sean Schemmel being the latest person to be a part of it, that causes me to say this: Even if you're not a fan of Masako Nozawa's Goku voice, at least she's a kind woman who respects fans and has never caused any sort of controversy.
Feb 18, 2019 13:03:11 GMT -4
Donkarasu: And for the record, this is not the only time Schemmel did/said something which caused some outrage.
Feb 18, 2019 13:04:46 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Yeah, I'm aware. His past sins have come to light and while I was able to tolerate a lot of it, his latest episode was were the line in the sand has been crossed. Cancelled Funimation account as well.
Feb 18, 2019 23:00:57 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: If he's gonna be an arrogant butt that insults the hands that feed him, then he'll have to accept the consequences of it and hopefully that'll stick. Still yeah. I was never annoyed with Nozawa's Goku voice and she is really nice.
Feb 18, 2019 23:03:51 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I mean, Goku's supposed to sound like a disrespectful county hic (remember his inspiration from Journey of the West which the Monkey King routinely pissed off the gods)
Feb 18, 2019 23:05:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: and I think most complaints stem from just different tastes in vocals from us overseas. I honestly wonder why people make a really big deal out of it. Not everyone is Norio Wakamoto
Feb 18, 2019 23:07:38 GMT -4