Friday, February 11, 2011

Gotta Catch Em All?

Ok, ok, I know I'm late.  I have clearly not been doing well with keeping on top of this lately.  It's been a busy term, and I'll make it up to you by talking about something everyone likes-- Pokemon.

For some odd reason, the topic of Pokemon has been popping up everywhere this week.  I'm not really sure why.  Well, part of it was voluntary-- I generally always have a GameBoy Color in my bag, so when I had to take my cat to the vet this week, I ended up playing Pokemon Red while waiting.  So that was a deliberate exposure to Pokemon.

On top of that though, I accidentally stumbled upon this post from the fantastic "Things 90s Kids Realize" blog, which argues that 150 Pokemon was more than enough.  I suppose 151 is also acceptable, as it's a major point of debate how many qualify as first generation, but they have a point.  I don't even know how many there are now.  In my mind, it stops at Mew.  How well do you remember them all?

The last thing that reminded me of Pokemon this week were these two images that were sent to me by friends, questioning some very important assumptions regarding old Pokemon games.  

Certainly puts things in a new perspective for you.  I felt kind of like a terrible person after reading that first one.

I realize that most of this is not original material, and for that, I apologize.  But hey, I'm supposed to remind you of things you knew at one point and you have to admit-- Pokemon were always pretty awesome.  perhaps after I play a bit more I'll give you some better tips on catching Pokemon in the Safari Zone.  So frustrating!

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