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Pokemon.... Is There Anything Good About It?

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  • #275618

    Rockmastermike
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    JimL2 wrote >>
    As for Pokemon, it teaches you to believe in yourself and the value of friendship and proper care of animals

    LOL, that’s like saying a guide to dog fighting teaches “proper care of animals”.

    And, I believe the name you’re looking for is “Pikachu”.

    gah… why do I even know this?

    #275619

    Jim Lauwers
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    Columbus Music Co-op wrote >>
    my little twin brothers had a pokemon themed 5th birthday party. in 1994.

    Are you sure? Satoshi Tajiri didn’t come up with the concept until 1995, and the first games weren’t released in Japan until 1996. ;)

    Rockmastermike: No, it’s Squirtle, I checked wikipedia.

    Manatee: This is my favorite game to play with kids who are “into” things. You might want to try it with your daughter. Sample dialogue: “So… is that stone one Squirtle?” “NO MOOOOM THAT’S GEODUDE.” “Ohhh… so does he evolve into Squirtle, or..?”

    #275620

    Jim Lauwers
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    ATTN ROCKMASTERMIKE:

    #275621

    Nitsud Regnifloh
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    honavery wrote >>

    von wrote >>
    yeah, i never really understood them. weren’t they described as milk caps or something like that? and to “play” you threw them at a pile?? i may have NO idea what i am talking about at this hour, but…

    I believe you’re referring to pogs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogs

    yeah, i was, manatee mentioned them in her last post on page 1.

    ya know, i had no idea Pokemon was even making a come back. it was big like 10 years ago, right? is it all the same, or did they revamp them a bit.

    #275622

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    JimL2 wrote >>
    Rockmastermike: No, it’s Squirtle, I checked wikipedia.

    I am actually relieved to be wrong.

    #275623

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant


    fig. 1: Squirtle

    #275624

    somertimeoh
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    aaminian wrote >>
    Although this would probably make for a much cooler “Ash” avatar

    Please don’t. I won’t be able to check CU at work anymore. Coooold shower time!!! :)

    #275625

    Jim Lauwers
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    GUIDE TO THE POKEMEN POKEPERSONS


    fig. 2: Asteroth


    fig. 3: Ash Ketchum
    (n.b. “Ash Ketchup” in original Japanese release)

    #275626

    JimL2 wrote >>

    Columbus Music Co-op wrote >>
    my little twin brothers had a pokemon themed 5th birthday party. in 1994.

    Are you sure? Satoshi Tajiri didn’t come up with the concept until 1995, and the first games weren’t released in Japan until 1996. ;)
    Rockmastermike: No, it’s Squirtle, I checked wikipedia.
    Manatee: This is my favorite game to play with kids who are “into” things. You might want to try it with your daughter. Sample dialogue: “So… is that stone one Squirtle?” “NO MOOOOM THAT’S GEODUDE.” “Ohhh… so does he evolve into Squirtle, or..?”

    oh. maybe that was a later birthday? i know they were TOTALLY into pokemon…WAIT. 5th birthday was POWER RANGERS.

    #275627

    Jim Lauwers
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    Oh god, Power Rangers. Now that I buy. I hope everyone’s aware that that franchise is still around, as well.

    And hey, Amy Jo Johnson is now 38 years old, so that’s something to consider.

    #275628

    Rockmastermike
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    JimL2 wrote >>
    Oh god, Power Rangers. Now that I buy. I hope everyone’s aware that that franchise is still around, as well.
    And hey, Amy Jo Johnson is now 38 years old, so that’s something to consider.

    is that a link to those naked pics of her that have been floating around the ‘net?

    #275629

    Jim Lauwers
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    Does the URL look like a link to that? I can’t see from here, because I’m using a browser that doesn’t let me see where the link is going before I click on it. The browser I am using is called “Firefox 3 Compild Incorrectly” [sic]

    #275630

    Rockmastermike
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    JimL2 wrote >>
    Does the URL look like a link to that? I can’t see from here, because I’m using a browser that doesn’t let me see where the link is going before I click on it. The browser I am using is called “Firefox 3 Compild Incorrectly” [sic]

    only a total wimp looks at the URL in the status bar before clicking it. If you can’t stand the goatse stay out of the intertubes.

    #275631
    Manatee
    Manatee
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    See, this is just the kind of fine adult conversation that I miss when alternating between work and Pokeworld. Or the Pokeverse. Whatever.

    #275632

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    I meant to mention… another good thing about Pokemon is it has bite-sized stories in a varied universe with both predictable and unpredictable characters. So it’s at least a start for young minds who want to predict the future of story arcs in a large, varied universe.

    You might want to try using it, for example, as a story prompt… asking your daughter what Pokemon she would choose for her loadout and why (as a rock-paper-scissors kind of logic lesson), or asking her what she thinks happens one of the main groups when they’re not shown on TV, for instance between two of the story arcs. Maybe get her to write down her stories and you two can act them out, or ask her why she chose to include certain plot possibilities rather than others.

    Anyway, since you’re not going to be able to make her stop by force, you might as well try to use it as an educational opportunity…

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