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)
Well that's what happens when you try to discuss shipping on a website that has an entire page dedicated to the history of shipping with admins who claim to be the pioneers of Pokeshipping.
Glad to have you on board, friend. Thanks for finally joining.
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.
This is what you get for messing around with shippers. Even I wonder sometimes whether they are part of this world or fucked up extraterrestrial beings. I assure you, in this community, you will not find such life forms. Here, we are very anti-shippers, and if we support a pair, we never take it seriously
So, in other words, welcome!
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2014 22:13:02 GMT -4 by Swampert
Post by Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover on Jul 25, 2015 20:28:47 GMT -4
Now I can add this site to the ever-growing list of places my purple hide can be found.
I am Ryusei Taylor, a longtime fan of Pokemon, a franchise I'm surprised hasn't branded me a traitor when I spent my later elementary schools on Digimon instead. Not that I regret that, mind you. But despite that, I still held onto Pokemon, up until Kids WB let of of the show. But now that the Internet is a widely available thing, I can finally catch up on what I missed, in both English and Japanese.
Oh, that reminds me: I'm a kind of fan that's rare to see online (and to be honest, a type of fan I'd like to see more of); a dub lover (get your mind outta the gutter). Now, that doesn't mean I exclusively watch it. It just means I like it better than the original Japanese version. Why is that? Well, if by some miracle I get to write an episode guide (personally, I have my eyes on the Pokeball factory episode, but I'll be fine if my dibs aren't the first), I'll reveal why. Until then, wait.
I'm also currently writing a PMD fanfic (just like many thousands already have) on another site.
And that concludes my introduction.
-Ryu, loyal friend to and devoted defender of Pokémon's English dub, and protective of anyone else who is.
Post by Aotrs Commander on Sept 23, 2016 21:14:30 GMT -4
Hello, folks! (Assuming anyone reads this, since it looks like I'm the first new bloke here since last year...!)
I have been having something of a Pokémon resurgeance of late. While I have never stopped playing the games (at a glacial rate!), the last time I watched the show was Advanced Battle. The voice-cast change put me off, and missed the entireity of Diamond & Pearl, and the few episodes of Best Wishes I caught never seemed to gel with me.
And them a month or so ago, I caught some clips of XY on yuotube and went "when the hell did Pokémon get that awesome again!" I watched two episodes online and trhen immediately ordered the whole series. I then started going back and watching the other series online, starting with DP, which, as I say I had missed the first time around.
Partway through doing that, on a whim, I did a google search for reviews of Solid as a Solrock (one of my personal favourite moments of the best, most awesome and hilarious "what the actual fuckery" in the entire series - and discovered this site. And the review of that episode had me in tears of laughter.
Since then, as I have gone through all of DP (which I very much enjoyed), dropped back to Battle Frontier (eeh...) and am now catching up on BW (it has its moments), after each episode, I've been back to read the reviews here in lockstep. (And you have already stained me forever, since now I can't unthink Dawn/Zoey/Candice...!)
I am also - at a more sedate pace than the online stuff - going through XY on DVD (and it is... probably the most amazing beautiful and awesome show I've seen in a long, long while - albeit I'm not exactly an anime buff). But, horror of horrors, I am now one episode shy of the point where the main guides end! I gather that guides are still being written on the forums, but what I'm not clear on is if there a) a central link location and/or b) whether all the episodes have been done yet. So, I figured I may as well pop my head into the community proper and ask them as what knows if they could oblige me!
(On that first issue, I would be prepared, if links can be pointed out, to attempt to compile a thread with links; if I'm going to be going to and reading all of them anyway, may as well make myself useful, right!)
Also, Pikachu is Best Pokémon (always, though there's some stiff competition!) and Ash is Best Trainer.
(I am now convinced his full name is Ash Motherfucking Ketchum and I am so glad XY seems to agree with me...)
(And bugger what the dub said about Ash being 10 in BW, that's physically impossible in day count alone - for rare occasion I'mma go with the original Japanese on this one; and in XY he really does look and feel like he's sixteen like he should be!)
I will now cause everyone on the site to hate me when I say I'm not so much a fan of Team Rocket. Well, James I have time for, to be fair, but Jessie I always found grating (the voice especially - no denigration to either voice actress (to their credit, I can barely tell the difference nowadays anyway), it's the character's voice that wears on me.)
That said, I was astonished to find myself quite unexpectedly finding their early BW appearances entirely jarring. I was expcting to find competant!Team Rocket more interesting... But even once they got back more towards character (after the never-aired twoi-parter dammit), not having them blasting off each appearance feels... Wrong. (Though I do appreciate them much more when used sparingly and not the sole source of trouble for an episode.)
Hello and welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay here. I am up for new people joining (seeing as there isn't that many on this forum).
About the the episode guides, you have to look through the forum yourself for them, but maybe I should put them all in one thread...
I see you're watching the BW anime, now I warn you there might be people who will try to put you off it, make sure you don't let them.
You should judge it for yourself and I for one loved the BW series (mainly due to the characters) but I won't convince you that it's good.
And speaking of BW, the line of Ash being 10 was in the Japanese version as well and it caused an uproar of confusion in the community.
Interesting, since I was informed that in the Japanese version it said he was 15.
It's bollocks anyway, of course, since sheer dint of the fact Pokémon episodes take place over at least one and often two days mean it is categorically impossible, even if you counted only the days in the show, there'd be way more than 365. (Pokémon is... a bit extensive to go through the entire series and count up the number of days, and implied days from dialogue it actually has... (I did it (for my sins) once with My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (because I didn't believe that the first five season took place in under a year, but that was actually within the projected estimated time limits...)) I'm not quite bloody minded enough to do it for Pokémon and actually go and attempt to count with hundreds of episodes I'd have to watch again!
And it's not like the show gets things wrong all the time. While DP, I think only made ONE type error (and actually three times was correct when I was wrong), BW is a lot more lax, with the amount of shadowballs being fired at should-be-totally-immune normal types being the most glaring error. And let's not forget that classis "Arbok evolves into Seviper," which I am not sure can be entirely placed at the feet of the dub translation...
(XY, fortuantely, seems to have ignored the idiotic bits of BW and gone with "Ash is older now," if only through implication and obvious physical growth.)
I had a quick look through the forum guides, but without cross-referencing, for a newcomer, it's not clear what episodes have guides at what don't (and I could only seem to go back four pages). I couldn't, for example, see anything pertaining to the episodes immediately post-Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! A master listing would be helpful (I suspect to everyone, if not all the episodes have guides!) As I say, I'd be prepared to help compile one myself if necessary.
I went into BW with very low expectations (I was half-convinced it was going to be excruciating) but as it happens, it's actually not too bad when binged (I'm watching, like three to nine episodes per day!). So, I will stick through it; it has enough moments to be worthwhile. I mean, it's definitely not the best of the series, but, watching it in context, it's not as bad as I feared. (Unless it gets worse later on!)
The contrast between BW and XY is staggeringly sharp though.
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