I think I’m finally done with FireRed/LeafGreen

I once said that the Kanto remakes were the best games in the series. But that was 2006. Technology has advanced and I’ve played Black/White. FireRed/LeafGreen are definitely no longer the best.

And yet, for some reason, it’s still the game I turn to often when looking for a generic Pokemon experience. Maybe that’s why: it’s generic. It’s modernized, but not too modernized. Powder still hits grass types, you can still one-shot Study Pokemon, and the types are all universally physical or special. But at the same time, Special is two different IVs, turn structure is normalized, and we have natures and abilities.

But moreso than the Hoenn Gen3 games, FRLG lacks outstanding features. For lack of a better word, there’s never really been a gimmick in the Kanto games. It’s by far the least rigidly structured of the games. There’s very few cutscenes. Usually you just run into the person you need to, talk very briefly, fight, and move on. I suppose that makes it the easiest to just play, in a way.

That said, unless I start speedrunning Elite Four Round 2 or something, I think I’m done with these particular games.

neon44445:

gallyg:

neon44445:

aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

As if the sunset was the point of their response.  They weren’t talking about the sunset at all, and you know that.  You all just proved his point:  you’re hypocrites.

I suppose I agree, in that they are making fun of someone, but I’m actually not that big a fan of the Tumblr hugbox that says, “don’t make fun of anybody, ever”.

I think the double standard I’d draw attention to is that people on Tumblr are allowed to make fun of fundamentalist Christians, as they should, but there’s usually a shitstorm when someone criticizes fundamentalist Muslims. If you’re religious and not crazy, such shit-flinging is not aimed at you, and you need to understand that. If you are religious and crazy, then it is aimed at you, and you probably kind of deserve it.

That’s the thing though.  They don’t just throw insults at fundamentalist Christians, they attack all Christians.  Yeah, Christians are obviously the majority and in a pretty good position in the world, but aren’t these the people that claim to be understanding and tolerant? Of all people, these should distinguish the variety in the religion.  They do it for Islam, they should do it for Christianity.

I agree completely.

neon44445:

aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

As if the sunset was the point of their response.  They weren’t talking about the sunset at all, and you know that.  You all just proved his point:  you’re hypocrites.

I suppose I agree, in that they are making fun of someone, but I’m actually not that big a fan of the Tumblr hugbox that says, “don’t make fun of anybody, ever”.

I think the double standard I’d draw attention to is that people on Tumblr are allowed to make fun of fundamentalist Christians, as they should, but there’s usually a shitstorm when someone criticizes fundamentalist Muslims. If you’re religious and not crazy, such shit-flinging is not aimed at you, and you need to understand that. If you are religious and crazy, then it is aimed at you, and you probably kind of deserve it.

Anonymous asked:

what was it about the KA letter that people didn't like?

ladyoftheshield:

walkingsaladshooterfromheaven:

ladyoftheshield:

I don’t know what “people” don’t like about the KA letter. I can only tell you what I didn’t like, and why I think it’s a cop-out. Long Post ahead.

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I’ve don’t see why people view Cassie’s characterization the way you described? I don’t see her that way at all.

But I am in full agreement with your last four paragraphs.

Cassie’s character is more complex than I make it out to be here for brevity’s sake. But the fact is that Cassie is never wrong in the books, and all of her opinions just so happen to coincide with the author’s.

Looking back, I think I shall remove the self-insert part, but there is no denying that she serves as the author’s mouthpiece. Cassie had a lot of potential and in places was a well developed character, but she single-handedly saved the day more often than the others did, her morality fluctuated for whatever provided the maximum angst, and she frequently developed new powers as the plot demanded.

Also, I feel like KA played up the “not like other girls” angle up, in addition to being described as a “special” person who just “understands things on a deeper level than everyone else” and while I don’t have my book with me, I know that’s a more or less exact-word quote from Jake regarding Cassie in Book 1: the Invasion.

I invite you (or anyone) to call me out where Cassie is explicitly proven wrong in the books. Because I doubt there is a single instance of it happening. She is always always always right. 

Cassie is the character that only works well when written objectively, but KA didn’t do that. 

She thought 19:00 meant 8:00 PM in book 14 *drops mic*