i don’t think anyone really understands how much compliments actually mean to me like i usually brush them off with a joke and a quick “thank you” but really i remember compliments for forever so if you’ve ever complimented me or done something nice for me thank you so much wow
“I was the only bisexual on a Girl’s Weekend recently, and it was fine. It just felt like, like if there was a situation in which somebody was gonna have to eat some pussy, that was gonna be me. … Am I over sharing?”—
is that, inevitably, your skill at the game, in terms of knowing how to battle, will always outpace your ability to easily get more battle-ready pokemon on your team.
As you go through the main game, any of the main games, you can easily get a team of 4 to 6 “core” pokemon that are leveled up to match your current opponents. The NPCs mostly keep pace with your own pokemon, and simply playing through at a normal rate will have your effort to beat the storyline also be effort to level up your main fighting pokemon.
Then, you get past the main game and the only thing really left is multiplayer matches. To get a new pokemon that’s multiplayer capable, against anyone that’s at all serious about the game, you need to have the right species, and at least the right nature and EVs, even if you don’t have perfect IVs. To get this, you need to catch and/or breed many of a particular pokemon species until you get the right nature, then carefully fill up its EVs, then get its level up so that it can get to its final stage. At least in Gen6 you don’t need to then ALSO level it up to Lv100 yourself, because multiplayer battle always use level matching.
So in the end you can spend an hour thinking about “What’s a good team?”, and then even after you decide what you want your team to be, it’ll take you many hours to actually make that team, and then you can test that team to see if your ideas were correct. That makes the strategy element of pokemon pretty horrible.
What should be done is to make the creation of battle-capable pokemon much, much easier. Not in the whole game, but during the post game. There should be some sort of points or currency that you can earn that lets you get a pokemon into fighting shape within minutes.
Basically, all the stuff that they did with NetBattle should become official parts of the game, so that all players can iterate on higher level strategy and become better pokemon players. Players could try out what works and what doesn’t more quickly, so that they can gain proficiency with pokemon battles without wasting all of their effort training pokemon that don’t turn out to be useful.
It’d even reduce the need for “hacked” pokemon, because people wouldn’t be trying to skip over the game in unofficial ways. The entire idea of wanting to hack some official looking pokemon into existence is that playing a multiplayer match is fun, but needing to grind on the single player portion of the game to do it is tedious and boring, so people want to skip the boring part and be able to play the fun part. In this sense, Nintendo has totally failed to understand their audience even a little.
THE TRUTH is fiction — we make short films without pictures. Movies for your ears. We’re a contemporary re-imagining of what audio drama is and can be, exploring unusual approaches to telling stories with sound.
Here’s the part they leave off of their description: almost every one of their stories is creepy as hell in some way. It’s a different way each time. You always think, “Oh, I’m used to it now. They won’t get me this time.”
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Timesreports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.
So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.
… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
from nytimes: Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing Sahar Khoshakhlagh, one of the women who was wounded, said the district attorney should be pursuing charges against the two officers who fired their weapons in a crowd, not against Mr. Broadnax. “It’s an incredibly unfortunate use of prosecutorial discretion to be prosecuting a man who didn’t even injure my client,” she said. “It’s the police who injured my client.”
"When he reached into his pants pocket [for his wallet], two officers…opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. ‘The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,’ said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey."
are you serious????
This is some legit bullshit
Fortunately for Broadnax, but unfortunately for the two bystanders who were shot, it seems that the two officers learned their shooting skills in stormtrooper training school.
A few weeks ago my japanese class did a gift exchange with our penpal class in japan and their box of stuff came in today. All of the gifts had really cute messages on yellow notes. This one was my favorite..