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.
Donkarasu: Complaining about TPCI skipping SM064 means they also watch the dub version or they are people who only watch the dub, but are aware of every episode when they air in Japan and thus where wanting to see this episode dubbed and got upset it was banned.
Mar 26, 2019 3:26:04 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Yes, there where people who only watched the original complained about it too, but they're just a part of it.
Mar 26, 2019 17:37:01 GMT -4
Donkarasu: So I understand going against those who made something controversial or are horrible people, but there's no justifying doing it to a good person who's work is innocent simply because you don't like it. You can hate the work without insulting the creator.
Mar 26, 2019 19:13:53 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: And I'll add on that just because one group is loud and pointlessly angry doesn't mean you have to stoop to their level to counter it.
Mar 26, 2019 23:23:44 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Agreed, it's better to just ignore the criticism than letting it get to you. And this also leads to people trying to force new viewers not to watch a certain version of a show simply because they don't like it. Fuck off and let folks decide for themselves.
Mar 27, 2019 17:29:16 GMT -4
pkfan: Hey guys I'm planning on doing a Pokemon crossover story with Deadpool, due to the 'Detective Pikach' movie coming out and I was wandering if you guys would have any suggestions for me to use in the story.
Mar 28, 2019 20:41:14 GMT -4
pkfan: I mean first off I am going to have Wade completely destroy the fourth wall, and the stuff he's going to say about the franchise and the fanbase as a whole, trust me nothing will be off limits. The title is going to be called 'Alola to The Merc' so yeah.
Mar 28, 2019 20:43:31 GMT -4
pkfan: like I said I'm open to any ideas for the story.
Mar 28, 2019 20:44:00 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Well we haven't really ever covered fanfiction here, but I say that if you have an idea you wanna use, then by all means go for it. Though I say try not to have the satire overtake the plot, it should be used as a supplement after all.
Mar 29, 2019 9:00:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Though also you should make sure to post it there instead of here if you do write it out.
Mar 29, 2019 9:01:45 GMT -4
pkfan: Oh trust me I'm going to post it there and as for plot... no comment on that one.
Mar 31, 2019 21:30:07 GMT -4
Donkarasu: People can hate silly things without acting like they are offended by it. It's not that hard.
Apr 1, 2019 17:15:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: The flaws of XY and XYZ were many, and there's too many to count. The whole reason I believe that transformation exists is because they had recently used the Ash's Charizard card and he had no mega-capable Pokemon on him, and generation 6's gimmick was
Apr 1, 2019 23:27:34 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: super saiyan transformations, and Greninja was popular (Heck I like the frog and his transformation still; characters and mon's can't decide to be overwhelmingly popular) enough that the writer's be like "Lol, we dun goofed. Gen 7 is coming and we
Apr 1, 2019 23:28:45 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: "Fiddled around procrastinating long enough. We write ourselves into a corner so just give the Frog super saiyan powers and lets wrap this up quickly so we can move onto gen 7."
Apr 1, 2019 23:29:55 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Was more of a major pacing issue and they learned their lessons with the Sun and Moon anime. I can only hope that they don't drop the ball now and honestly have the audience feel like there has been true progression on Ash's journey by the end of it.
Apr 1, 2019 23:32:17 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I have to say, the Bewear Kite comedy in the most recent episode was pure gold!
Apr 15, 2019 12:07:19 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: You know, I love the clever nod to the games where Ryuki mentions the problems with his baby-like face which is why he hides it the way like we see. However, while it isn't really brought up here, the way his actual eyes are shown does show that youthful
Apr 22, 2019 10:12:55 GMT -4