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Screenshot Fan Game Mature Commentary The Terribly-Titled Nuzlocke of Pokemon Rejuvenation: Part 3: Chapter 123 - Derogatory's Delivery Service!

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A heroic saga of loss, anger and a great number of idiocy induced headaches. Welcome to the wild ride that is Pokemon Rejuvenation! (Updated 23/11/21)

pikafan96

That Little Yellow Rat
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
2619
Caught
Sep 27, 2020
Messages
139
Location
The middle of nowhere
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dragon
Pokédex Entry
A reclusive creature. Can rarely be seen scavenging for food late at night.
The Area 51 meme was 2 years ago, if you remember that.
Oh god... no.
I don't appreciate the passage of time, it needs to stop.


The dreams I remember the most are the ones where I fell from the atmosphere with a parachute and somehow landed at my middle school, the one where I almost had sex with my cousin and the one where my father's workplace contained a secret network of tunnels and passageways.
That first one sounds both terrifying as well as hilarious, and I'm pretty surprised you didn't wake up. Maybe the parachute lessened the jolt from falling?
OH GOD, that dream with your cousin sounds mortifying. Well... at least the "almost" in your sentence implies that it didn't go all the way at least.
Ah, and that last one reminds me of a similar dream I had! My garage turned into a labyrinth with a bunch of hallways and rooms filled with weird creatures!
Man, dreams are wacky.
 

Time Master Eon

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
398
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
404
Location
A place beyond space and time
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon switches rapidly between passion and apathy
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Well, you're gay.

...

And I banged your mom.

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Hate to be the barer of bad news, but most people I've talked to would consider a clone's parent to be the person they were clones from, instead of the person who did the cloning.
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
2806
Caught
Nov 1, 2020
Messages
62
Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
*appears from Thin air*

its good to be back. And As a gift from coming back ... I will not give Derogatory Trainer any post from all the chapters i missed to respond to.
Listen this may sound the opposite but i don't want to overwhelm him with all of those
so from the last chapters all i can say is
Rip Tusk the Mamoswine , AND YES BEST GIRL IS BACK(Aelita for those who were thinking of Karen... we all know there is at least 1 person who does...) and i can't wait for Sean to meet Karen after she took her pills.
And that's all i hope you are all good and see you soon for chapter 121 when i can actually start reacting agane XD

also @pikafan96 i completelly forgot to say this
congrats on finishing the Blaze black nuzlocke, loved the journey all the way and i can't wait to see what comes next(as in the next run).
Sorry i never posted on the actual Run but... i felt like i joined way too late to use that right 😅

Also sorry Sean i used this small segment to say this but... yeah if you want me to remove this part just say so.

oh and maybe everyone should check back on Derogatory trainer's other Run... just saying there may be something important there... ;)
 
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Derogatory Trainer

The hero you don't need but you're getting anyway.
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
315
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
362
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
  1. ???
Pokédex Entry
The most humble and modest braggart you will ever meet.
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We're here!

We're finally in the Toy Box!

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...

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Don't know why I said "finally" it hasn't really been that long since I first heard about it.

Only like a day.

Maybe I'll take two weeks off between chapters to give the illusion of it being ages?

Yes. That is a good idea and I am writing this in 2019 and NOT on the 30th of October 2021.

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Huh.

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Can't help but notice there's somehow a Janogram machine here.

Along with a PC and a healing machine.

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And with those and the Audino trainer outside, I guessing I'm in for an actual fight and not just that pathetic showing from Zetta?

Perhaps I'll even get a gym badge out of this too?

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However legitimate a dream badge would even be...

...

I suppose it's no worse than the one I got from a magic time travelling little girl in her magic time travelling mansion...

*Sigh*

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Speak of the devil and he shall appear.

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YOU PROMISED YOU'D FUCK OFF, ZETTA!

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Some dream version of him, sure.

You're unsurprisingly a more pleasant sight though.

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Yeah, no shit.

Didn't need you to figure that.

The flying woman, talking trees and giant void outside gave that away pretty early on.

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In biblical/trashy modern terms, he's the cruel God to my heroic Lucifer.

Casting me down at every opportunity as I struggle to rebel against his oppression.

And as an added bonus he also stole someone who was surely my true love from me despite our interactions being extremely limited.

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So basically we've got a plot that's juuuust tragic and juuust stupid enough to make thirteen year old girls go absolutely fucking insane and write three billion fanfics over.

Now all I need is to somehow exploit it to make oodles of cash and we're in business.

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How thoughtful.

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"Supposedly" he says.

It's SUPPOSEDLY a good idea to gather intel about an enemy before a fight.

At least these things aren't actually breaking the blind rule.

The only reason I never use them is because I despise the Holojan that pops up when I click them.

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Admittedly, I could have probably prevented at least some of deaths my team has suffered if I could swallow my revulsion for that wicked fiend but...

Well it's a LOT of revulsion.

I should probably throw away at least some of that and watch them off-screen at least so I can at least SAY I kept my integrity.

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Yeah no, of course not.

When is anything "that easy"?

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I'd also like to point out that you are the last person who should be giving a "you gotta work for things in life" speech since you were literally created with super dimensional powers ON TOP of having DNA from this world's most beloved child, Melia.

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MY GENETICS CURSED ME BY TURNING ME BY MAKING ME TOO SHORT-SIGHTED AND TOO TALL SO IF MY GLASSES FALL OFF MY FACE AND THE FLOOR IS A DARK COLOUR THEY'RE BASICALLY GONE FOREVER!

SO GO FUCK YOURSELF, YOU GENETICALLY ENHANCED FREAK!

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Ah.

I guess I'm not going to fight Lavender then?

A shame. She could use a beatdown for her dumbassery earlier.

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And what's this about two Puppet Masters?

I thought it was THE Puppet Master?

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Okay throw that earlier grammar question out the fucking window please. It's unimportant now.

What do you mean "MORE Pokemon"?

How the fuck is THAT fair?

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Oh.

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Now I want to go on record and say that I have a lot more faith in Aelita than I do anyone else on the Sean Squad. She'd easily be second in command if I didn't desperately hold onto any possible form of control I can have over my life.

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But what the fuck.

Not only am I not fully in control of half my side in a double battle which I could use to set up heals and the like, I'm also teamed up with someone who's ENTIRE team is full of fighting types.

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In the Psychic Gym.

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On a no doubt Psychic bullshit field where super-effective moves are weakened and Dark types lose their immunity or whatever.

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Oh yes, I'll take advice from someone who's done nothing but lose every fight we've ever had.

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I ain't stressing about the numbers dipshit. I fully expect a quality over quantity scenario here.

I'm just a bit wary of how useful Aelita's going to be in a fight against her disadvantages.

Melia was absolutely useless against Saki & Venam on Terajuma.

Even if most of that performance can be contributed to her just being terrible as usual.

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So it all boils down to the most noble of gaming strategies and the most heinous of irl strategies.

Shoot the healer.

Either that or I'll just break Magneta before the supports become a problem.

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Yeah, yeah, Asta la Vista.

Make sure you stay fucked off this time!

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Alright, so I'm going to go prepare for this battle off-screen.

I've got a sneaky little sneaker strategy that might win me the day without ANY fatalities.

I'll be back later, audience.

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Well not really later for you, you can just scroll down and get right back into it...

Go...go get something to drink or a snack to pretend time has passed for you like it has for me.

Or read the replies if you're one of the super special people that comment on this run.

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Derogatory Trainer said:
I mean he's trapped in Raging Ruby but he still made it to the end of the Nuzlocke!
Rising Ruby.
Oh right.
Don't know why I keep mistaking the two.
Anger probably.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't think you re-read Part 2 though.
Re-read every chapter with Zira in it and come back to me.
I actually have done that. You don't have an answer.
Wow, really? Even I haven't re-read that fully yet.
Early Part 3 then.
It's there SOMEWHERE. You just gotta belieeeeevvvvveeeee!


Derogatory Trainer said:
I'm not going to give you fucking TIPS on how to become worse!
Wynaut?
To preserve my sanity.
Derogatory Trainer said:
*Sigh*
'Course it is.
Is it the actual real GHOST of the old mayor that Cassandra had murdered?
Even weirder.
I'm just going to stop guessing now.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Not literally, you goon.
Like he's gone for ages, story-wise.
Or maybe it just seems longer when doing this run?
Probably both.
Probably both is right.
Derogatory Trainer said:
Jesus.
You guys are dumb. SEAN Bean? SEAN Connery? Literally any other famous person named Sean?
DID YOU THINK SEAN BEAN WAS PRONOUNCED SEEN BEEN!?!?
I have literally no idea who those people are. This run is where I first saw the name "Sean".
W-what the fuck? That's so unusual.
James Bond and Game of Thrones are really popular thing too!
...
That's funny though I've never been anyone's first Sean. There were 3 in my primary school class and my grandfather was named Sean too.

Derogatory Trainer said:
"Dragon's Potential" my fucking arse.
That doesn't exist.
Was it EVER explained?
Just some throwaway line to a plot point Jan got rid of?


Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't remember that.
Pretty sure you were one of the ones egging me on to give Zira a taste...
No. It was literally everyone BUT me.
Huh.
Surprising.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Well I was thinking you'd turned over a new leaf and were legitimately asking me how I'm doing but then I saw the spelling and was once again reminded I should never trust anyone ever.
What do you mean? Nameless people who fill the replies with spoilers are totally trust-worthy.
Well I still never trusted anyone ever so no harm done.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Well the mankind of GDC only it seems.
Yes. It is specifically the dreams of people in GDC
So we won't get to see Nadine's nightmare of me stomping all over her flowers.
Derogatory Trainer said:
I feel like I've seen it before somewhere though.

Has this thing been in other Pokemon games?

Because I SWEAR it's familiar...
It was in the Pokemon Tower in Fire Red/Leaf Green.
Ahhh yes.
Now I remember.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Are we both dreaming about the Puppet Master specifically or do ALL dreams in the area get sucked into this...pool of unconsciousness?
The latter.
Yikes.
Derogatory Trainer said:
(Also it looks pink to me)
It IS pink.
THANK GOD.
MY EYES HAVEN'T FAILED ME THIS TIME!


Derogatory Trainer said:
What kind of amateur shit did they do to cure you? Because it seems like they fucked up big time.
Not quite pre-cognition yet but close.
I shall call this "power", Guesstimation.
Derogatory Trainer said:
Of all the things for this game to do, I didn't think it'd do Inception.
Why wouldn't you expect that?
Because who would?
I've never even seen Inception for it to be embedded into my mind.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Okay, I'm gonna go leer at Joan of Arc to check.

Not just because of the leering thing but I'm also checking if she was actually real.

Because she doesn't SOUND real.
History in general sounds like a really badly written drama plot.
Suppose it's heavily exaggerated in places by the ones who won.
Or outright made up by someone having a laugh.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I guess my Pokemon didn't follow me into the dream world?
Why?
Why would they honestly?
They neither fell asleep nor have their own Nightmare Medallions to get in.
I also explained this in the chapter you speedreader.

Derogatory Trainer said:
I guess that must be how she really views herself?

A rebel fighting against tyranny.
Yes. Flora really DOES see herself as a person fighting for good.
Truth, Justice and the Aevium way, huh?
I suppose she's TECHINCALLY less of an evil scumbag than Cassandra...but she's not as hot so fuck her.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't actually know what the fuck is Crescent's deal.
V13 spoilers but If you really wanna know,

I don't.
I never fucking do. These are mostly just random musing that were written ages before you had any answers for this shit.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Like I'm faaaairly sure she's like Spacea and Timpea and is a gijinka of Cresselia.
See above
No.
Fuck off.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Because I can guarantee that the truth is weirder
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A summary of this game that isn't laconic would be nearly impossible.
There's just too much to cover.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Okay, I have this one inkling of a theory.

This is the human form of Zetta's conscious.

And that was banished when Crescent devolved him?
No.
I literally learn the answer in the fucking chapter.
Do you just find things to nitpick now?

Derogatory Trainer said:
SERIOUSLY WHO THE FUCK EVEN WAS THAT GUY!?

HE LITERALLY DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE AFTER FIST-FIGHTING HER SEVIPER!
Huh. A NAMELESS grunt who appears out of nowhere for the sole purpose of obstructing the heroes and then disappearing? Hmmmmm, who could that be!?
Hahahaha.
I'd be annoyed if it did turn out to be you but you've got a cursed tramp stamp so I think you got the worse end of the deal there.


It's never explained.
Of course.

Derogatory Trainer said:
And I'm also worried because a little bit after we got back to the past I assumed she was the ginjinka version of Cresselia because of her obvious name.

But now that she's here it seems that I was either wro‎of‎ about that or I was right and Puppet Master Darkrai is just stronger.

So here's hoping I'm wrong.
See above
NO.
FUCK. OFF.

Derogatory Trainer said:
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Guess so.

Bye.
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Haha. Did you ever think that we were done with Zetta here?
It's only a matter of time before you start having nightmares involving zombie chefs, dragons and the Inquisition.
I almost thought you were talking about Dragon Age for a moment there.
But no.
The only thing I'd have nightmares from in that game is the incredibly and no doubt intentionally ironic "Island of Calm".

For your information, Istanbul, Turkey
I was wondering who was from Turkey on that accidental geolocation poll when naming Melia Jr.
I'll nuke Turkey then. You've shattered the air of mystique around yourself and made yourself mortal.


The dreams I remember the most are the ones where I fell from the atmosphere with a parachute and somehow landed at my middle school, the one where I almost had sex with my cousin and the one where my father's workplace contained a secret network of tunnels and passageways.
I get what you mean about the father's workplace thing. I had the exact same kind of dream. Was like it's own Mystery Dungeon.
Derogatory Trainer said:
What a fucking baby. She was only like that for less than TWO weeks in-game since the tournament was stated multiple times to be a week long AND the week after the player arrived in the city.
...so how long were you dead again? SHE has the high ground here... volcano burning aside.
What was the gap between Season 2 and 3 again? Like 5 months?
I just think she's heavily over exaggerating. She doesn't know what death is actually like.

Derogatory Trainer said:
And how the fuck would she know what death was like? Does she say this while the player is in the room?
She does, it's like the last conversation she has with you and Melia before V12 ended so you should have seen it already.
Huh. Don't remember that, it's been a while since I played it.
She's still her tone-deaf self though. Like I was on death number what by that point? 6? 7?


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Not a big believer in fate myself but it's a nice thought that the dream (HEH) team is destined to be together.
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One thing I really like about V13 is the player and Aelita's relationship. Jan make's it very clear that out of the entire group, you and her are the closest.
Yeah I liked that too.
Made me VERY smug when she only responded to the player's voice in the League Administration.
It makes sense too. She's the only one of the group that wasn't friends with someone else in the group first.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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That's...unfortunate. (Also it looks pink to me)
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you know, for once... you're not wrong, I see it as pink too.
HALLELUJAH.

Derogatory Trainer said:
But I will save her.

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And her bike shorts.

Very important we get those back at roughly the same time.
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Too bad she trades it in for a new outfit later (though I actually prefer that one.)
Yeah it's fine.
She looks happier in it too.

Derogatory Trainer said:
But have you guys at home ever dreamed...of yourself?

Like I've dreamed that I was other people but I never appeared as like...a separate person talking to me.
I once had a dream where I saw thousands of me falling from the sky. It was a very weird dream that confused me so much I actually woke up.
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Derogatory Trainer said:
And I like to think I'm the bastion of sanity for this region.

...

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Nobody re-read this run and contradict that, okay?

My reactions to the insanity have been VERY sane I'll have you all know!
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I don't need to reread the run to contradict that, after all you burned down a village because of one man. I mean good lord you showed more restraint with fucking RADOMUS. Yes I know you burned down his castle but you pretty much knew the only people in there were Meteor goons.
That's not INSANITY. That's justice at most and vengeance at least. Very big difference.
Ahhh I was a young boy then. So full of hopes and dreams...

Derogatory Trainer said:
Why is it no matter where I go, small blond girls always seem to try to tell me what to do?
Better question, why do you continue doing what they ask?
BECAUSE I HAVE TO SO I CAN PROGRESS!
LITERALLY ALL I CAN DO IN REBELLION IS BE MALICIOUSLY COMPLIANT!


Derogatory Trainer said:
And that one fucking Xen Grunt who delayed Venam, robbing us of her use as an extra meatshield
And she's even more of a pushover due to v13 rewrites. You and Melia are sweeping up Valor mountain (Melia does it first and offscreen of course)... and Venam somehow knocks out all her pokemon before even reaching the top.
Didn't Melia FLY to Valor Mountain? On her bullshit Togekiss that can fly wherever she damn well please?
Jesus fucking Christ so that means she flew to the BOTTOM of the mountain and went up the hard way instead of landing on the cliffside? That was literally the only intelligent thing she did during that whole encounter.
Jesus that's so goddamn dumb. Literally nobody thinks Melia is good at battling for her to fight her way through an entire mountain.
It doesn't even make fucking sense. How does she get up without the weird crystal powder that guy gives the player?


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Well he's a grown man obsessed with puppets.

If that doesn't scream impatient manchild, I don't know what does.
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HAH
HAHAHAH, you're so wrong about this it's actually funny. 😆
In what regard?
Like he's NOT an impatient manchild?
I don't like him much either way. There's too many fucking obscure and vague characters in this fucking game already.
Derogatory Trainer said:
Jesus, I looked up some pictures there, don't know how people could live like that.

Well I very nearly couldn't. I'm so glad wood heaters are banned now, they caused so much pollution.
I think Australia's had enough wood burning to last it a long while after the last few years anyway.

Derogatory Trainer said:
I am SO glad I returned that game to Gamestop after one day now.
Holy shit.

Honestly the only good part of that game is the two-hour stretch in the second game where Leonard is kicked right out of the storyline and Yulie takes over and promptly solves 99% of the problems in the entire game world. Unfortunately that 1% she missed turned out to be a doozy...
I have genuniely no idea who those people are.
I think it might have been the sequel that I played for like two hours then gave up.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't trust him but he's obsessed with his win record at being a doctor so I don't think he'd let anyone die.

Sure, he might keep the bodies alive, but what about their MINDS?! I don't trust that fucker!
...
Funny you should say minds specifically...because he's out of his.
In a VERY literal sense.



Aelita, that was not even slightly your fault! That was the fault of that asshole Grunt hiding information and your Elder refusing to pull a lever! Also it's really good to see you again we missed you so much.
It wasn't so much as Tommen hiding information but being to stupid to recognise a warning for what it was. After all, he held the other lever and only survived because his soul was already claimed by Madame X or whoever.


Well you're certainly with the person who absolutely understands how you're feeling.
Well I wouldn't call it horrifying...I kinda like the new look more than the old one.
It's just weird nobody called attention to it so far.
Will I EVER get complimented on this stupid trendy scarf?



"I had it coming for being such an asshole!"
She would have been caught eventually with how she kept saying "BLADESTAR ADMIN ONLINE" to herself everytime she changed clothes.
The fucking weeb.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I'm not the only one who thinks what I did doesn't count as a betrayal, right?

She attempted to fucking conscript me and then belittled me at every turn!

You have to actually give a fuck about someone to betray them. And she very much made her own bed here. She's a member of a goddamn Team in a Pokemon game! And a bullying bossy shithead! You should be thankful Sean only turned you in, he SHOULD have thrown you into one of those bottomless chasms!
I think the requirement is actually someone has to trust you for you to betray them.
But I can't fathom WHY she would trust someone who confronted her over her criminal activities and THEN try to recruit that same person. She was attempting to play 4-D chess on a dartboard basically.



I. what. THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE ANIME?! Oh my god I can't even facepalm hard enough.
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Was a crazy time.
Looked cool though.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Well whatever they're up to I hope it isn't gambling.

Game Freak doesn't approve of that sort of thing anymore.

And we all know how much I respect Game Freak.

Once again I apologise for the incredibly shitty 'Liberal' Party/National Party coalition here that decided any game with gambling couldn't be released in Australia and set off the demise of the Game Corner. I am so, so sorry.
Meh. Don't apologise too much. I fucking hated all the Game Corner games.
I was only interested in the rare Pokemon it sometimes offered.
Which I just bought with the money I got from fighting trainers.


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How appropriate, the Puppet Master picked up the Eternal Puppet.
There's not a small chance that he's Jan in the end.
Everyone's a puppet to his sadistic games...or well...game singular.



Miss you are absolutely correct in your fear and the sanest person in this city who isn't Sean or Aelita.
Ehhh...Aelita...ain't doing so well in the sanity regard lately.
I swear the pink hair is messing with her head.



Holy shit! That was beautiful!


Is this chapter just 'Aelita burns the shit out of Zetta'? Because I am HERE FOR IT.
Need to set her on Geara's mangled body next.
I heavinly dislike Zetta sure but I loathe that emo shit.



Well that's an incredibly creepy and shitty thing to do to a person! Especially to a family member coughEldercough.
I don't know...I think if someone woke up from a magical curse coma with a completely different demeanour I'd keep a VERY close eye on them too.
Eldest is ultimately justified in her monitoring too.



Well yeah, you're being a prissy shithead and keeping his visitors from actually getting to him.
True.
Now that I think about it, I can't see any reason why the Puppet Master would tell Zetta to do this shit.




Yikes... Boy, you need to SHUT THE HELL UP.

- Wait, since this is Melia's nightmare of Zetta, does this mean Melia's secretly being a massive bitch to everyone in her head?
Nah. This is Melia's impression of what his personality is like from her experiences with him.
Makes me wonder what Dream Sean would look like?



You're a clone, genius, of course you look just like her, that's literally the entire point!
So is Zetta girlish or Melia mannish?
That's the REAL question here.



You are a far, far better person than I am. Because I'm just enjoying watching him getting burned over and over.
That's the only reason I'm mildly upset about Veronica getting Stoned.
She was like a Lightning Rod of being awful.
She distracted the audience from how terrible I was.




Oh. Oh this doesn't bode well...
Nothing that bodes is EVER well.
Don't know why she's worrying about time though.
We've got plenty of it as long as I don't talk to anyone plot-related.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I really want to meet the person who created that little piece of trainer etiquette.

I'm assuming it was some Genghis Khan figure where consent meant very little to him.

Either that or it's some kind of remnant from the days of warring city-states and battlefield etiquette.
Huh.
That is a better explanation. Makes more sense for soldiers to duel each other than a massive free-for-all where everyone gets killed either on purpose or collateral damage.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I always thought the Breakfast Club was overrated myself.

Meeeeeh. Seen it, didn't really like it. Just a bunch of teenage archetypes being teenage archetypes in the most 80s way possible. Not to mention really fucked up depiction of mental health issues...
Which means it's extremely popular with shallow late-teen girls who wear denim jackets all the time.
I don't recognize that symbol thingy, but it could be from another Pokemon game, though probably not a mainline one.
Turns out it's the healing area of Pokemon Tower in FireRed.
It's never been used outside that one place either.


Yay, one of the better characters returns! ...Please tell me she'll stick around this time.
Yes!
...
AND THEN SHE LEAVES AGAIIIIINNNNN.
For less than a week. But since this is the GDC arc...it's gonna feel a LOT longer to you and me.


Hm, sounds like either a possession situation or a "Freaky Friday" one. Though I doubt this Puppet Master is gonna be cool about "fixing" her.
I think it's...KINDA both? Like in the literal sense of what happens in the movie Freaky Friday.
The whole deal with her is fucked but you won't find out until the end of part 3 in like...32 chapters.
Jesus, this part has already been 50 chapters long. Kill me.
Oh and the Puppet Master is completely useless in regards to her problem so that's nice.


Pfft, nice clock helmut, Future Sean. Also, never got why the whole one-arm shoulder pad is a popular thing. What does it even do?
It's my TIME helmet! It let's me send my thoughts back in time through purple text!
It's asymmetrical. It makes me look cooler.
Glad you didn't notice the sweatbands though. I've no idea what explanation I could give for those.
...
Time sweats?


That guy is just...bizarre. Your terrible puns just barely help alleviate it. :P
I do it when I'm nervous/desperate to make a joke.
The latter usually happens because of the former.


Oh yeah, anime logic for Pokemon is out there. I honestly forgot about the Hypno thing from it.
Another thing is that Hypno aren't able to control minds or anything like that.
They literally JUST hypnotise so they can eat dreams.
It's Malamar that are the evil mind control Pokemon.
And now I have both.
Huzzah.


You have so much love for Game Freak, what with calling their games boring and all... >:)
I just think they're resting their laurels a bit TOO much because Pokemon sells like hotcakes no matter how bad it is.
Legends:Arceus is a step in the right direction but they need a better graphics team.


Never dreamed of myself as a separate person, no. I don't even think I've had an "evil twin" dream either. Usually the ones I remember are based off of something I recently saw, like a TV show or YouTube video.
Same. Media has heavily influenced my dreams.
My latest dream before was about the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones but it was a RTS game for some reason.
It's weird that I regularly play Pokemon or write about it but never really have Pokemon dreams.


Oh. Zetta. Yay? I think I would've preferred Geara.
I would have attacked Geara if he showed up.

I know, right? I'd love a dolphin and kangeroo Pokemon. Really, any animal they haven't used that would make a cute/cool design would be great. Fan games keep beating them to it, though.
Kangaskhan exists though. It looks nothing like a kangaroo but the name and keeping it's baby in it's pouch say otherwise.
I personally will never be satisfied until I get a Pegasus Rapidash at some point.


I'm getting tired of this "It's all Aelita's fault" too, whether she's blaming herself or someone else is doing it. Now she really IS an emo teen.
Oh god...
THE GARUFAN CURSE HAS TURNED THE SPORTY TOMBOY INTO AN EMO NOOOOOOOOO!!!!


...I'm actually a lot more interested in this Puppet Master now. I'm probably jinxing it, but I hope it's not lame.
I...have no idea what the fuck the Puppet Master's deal is yet.
Could be lame, could be cool.
My money is on the Darkrai theory because it makes SENSE, you know?
But this game and sense rarely mix so anything's possible.


I almost want to feel bad for Zetta, but Jan would've had to build him up far better than what we got. Defecting from Team Xen might've actually helped me care.
He probably did it in V13 or some shit.
Not that it matters to me.
Fucker didn't help me out of the volcano Geara pushed me in so he can ROT.


Wow, now Crescent? At least this is helping remind me of a few of the many characters we've seen so far, even if Aelita's the only one I like.
Feel like it's hard to forget Crescent after all the bullshit of Part 1 and 2.
Aelita stands victorious above all other characters so far.


Yeah, the names making a phrase would've worked a bit better if they'd actually been in order. Still, most NPCS don't nickname, so at least it's a little interesting.
It's literally just me and Melia who do it in this game.
Which KINDA disgusts me.


And nothing of value was lost. Looking forward to the next chapter!
And here it is!
With that big overdramatic baby, Zetta completely fine!



Derogatory Trainer said:
I've only really read his ABC-Locke of Black2 so that's all I can recommend.
Damn right! But in my own HUMBLE opinion, I'm better because I've been doing it longer than he had by now.
Early Reborn was basically me copying him but I think with all my editing and nonsense I brought it into my own.
I actually went back and re-read some of the first chapters of your Reborn 'locke early last year, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that you've improved a ton. That's not to say you were bad at what you did back then, jut that there's been noticeable improvement - which is a good thing!
(Also I read a bit of Macktavious' Black 2 run, and I can absolutely see the inspiration; still like your stuff better though.)
Hahaha thanks.
Personally, I have to mentally steel myself when I read back on that Reborn.
The camera angles were terrible, the editing was sub-par, the lighting sucked, the HAIRCUTS...just UGH.
At least all the comments were nice and help me not curl into a ball to die like I want. Positive reinforcement is the best cure for cringe.
Thankfully few now live that remember his old runs so I get called "unique" for doing these ones.
Heh heh heh. It's all coming up Sean.


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I'm still dying inside from him once saying he'd give up his arm and leg to bring me back like Ed did for Alphonse and I thoughtlessly responded with "I wouldn't bother."
What I MEANT by that is that I wouldn't let him do that for me, not that I wouldn't do the same for him. But I'm not sure which way he took it or if he even remembers it.
Honestly, I genuinely hope he just doesn't remember that interaction so it can die with me.
Oh god. I felt that one in my bones...
If it makes you feel better though - he probably doesn't remember. Younger siblings seem to have insanely selective memories.
If he hasn't brought it up by this point I wouldn't worry.
Yeah he never has so I'm probably in the clear.
I only remember it because the human brain is hardwired to remember the fuckups in the hopes you don't fuck up the same way twice.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Hahahaha I fucking love him.
Glad you like him! When inspiration strikes it must be created!
I was tempted to try and draw an evolved form for him as well, but I'm kinda crunched for time right now - maybe another day.
Nah it's fine.
Just make a terrible and unnecessary regional form in a few years and call it a day.
Maybe he'll be made of tupperware or something.


Derogatory Trainer said:
SEAN BEAN? SEAN CONNERY!? SEAN ASTIN?
WHO IN THE WORLD IS ACTUALLY CALLED SEEN!?!
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT'S HOW THEIR NAMES WERE SPELLED - I THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL SPELLED "SHAWN!"
I've never payed much attention to celebrities :cybercrime:
So I see you were one of the MONSTERS that skipped the credits every time.
Well yeah, I don't either but I STILL know how most English names are spelled and pronounced.
...
Except the ghetto american ones. Like Airwrecka being ghetto american for Erica.
That name is so bizarre to me. Is the male version "Airwreck"? Who but the most pessimistic pilot names their child "Airwreck"?



Derogatory Trainer said:
Hahahaha that sucks. She didn't give you the full bowl cut, right? That haircut should be child abuse.
Oh god no - I think I would have gone on strike at a much younger age had that been the case.
My mom didn't really know what to do with my hair growing up, so she just handled my bangs. I'm one of the few people in my family with stupidly thick and curly hair, so all major haircuts were handled by a professional.
Rebel against tyranny. Join the Kids Next Door today.
I know your struggle in the untamable hair area.
I've got this stupid double crown that means no matter what my hair will always be untidy. Every time I have to take reaction-shots for this Nuzlocke I have to have a shower a few hours beforehand and flatten it down to keep it manageable. Otherwise I look like Kramer from Seinfeld.


Derogatory Trainer said:
But if we're honest, the Team Xen retirement fund is Madame X killing you like Sepiroth did to Aerith.
Oh man, I just pictured Team Xen having a room modeled after that scene specifically for "disposing" of people.
"Sorry pal, you're no longer needed with the company. Would you mind standing over there so the boss can drop down from the ceiling and impale you? Thanks."
Hahahaha. Madame X doing stretches on a diving board before leaping off would be great.
Shame she's a lazy bones and relies on her voodoo tramp stamps to do most of the work for her.



Derogatory Trainer said:
Like...that's a few generations back, right? Four European people didn't just decide to form a coalition to eventually create you, did they?
Oh yeah, it's from a decently long time ago. There was no European gang bang... as far as I know.
My grandfather did an ancestry thing a couple of years back, so we know we're pretty Swedish and Irish (not to mention that my entire family looks very Swedish and Irish). Then my grandmother's maiden name is German, and my last name is a French abomination.
Well...I didn't mean it like THAT exactly but what ever floats your immigrant boat.
Huh. I was curious about that thing myself but I don't want to deal with any possible clones in the future so I never bothered. I also don't know how accurate the actually are to justify the chance of possible clone assassins.
My surname's fairly rare by Irish standards so it usually requires me spelling it over the phone to people when booking appointments. I can only imagine how hard a French one is for Americans.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Ever since I started this Rejuvenation Nuzlocke, the door out of my room just leads to the dark space between galaxies.
-image here-

Freaky stuff, right?
Horrifying, I cannot believe you would show me that image.
I don't think I can ever forgive you for this one.
I literally have my head in my hands for forgetting to put the edited image in.
I need to hire a fucking proof-reader one of these days.
Probably not going to bother going back to actually put it in though. This is funnier.


Derogatory Trainer said:
This is apparently the world of nightmares.

Which is apparently a real(?) thing that exists in some sort of collective unconscious of mankind(?).

Well the mankind of GDC only it seems.

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*Sigh*

I should have expected ending up here at some point when I learned the name Grand Dream City...
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I... I am genuinely upset that I didn't connect those dots.
I mean, how much more obvious could Jan have possibly been about what type of content this city was going to have?
Oof. That's pretty bad, Pika.
You've got to expect the most low-hanging fruit at all times with this game.
...
Granted, I didn't expect an actual nightmare REALM myself.
(I thought the whole plot would be a Dimensional Rift Darkrai causing people nightmares or something. Not whatever THIS is.)



Derogatory Trainer said:
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*Sigh*

I should have expected ending up here at some point when I learned the name Grand Dream City...

Such low-hanging fruit though...
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Also did you use the same picture of yourself twice in a row or am I just going crazy?
STOP CATCHING MY MISTAKES I AM INFALLIBLE
I mean, yes.
You're going crazy, you nutty nutjob.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I feel like I've seen it before somewhere though.

Has this thing been in other Pokemon games?

Because I SWEAR it's familiar...

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Hm... it sort of looks like that healing circle that you come across in the middle of Lavender Tower.
But it's not exactly the same... maybe an edited version of it?
That's it exactly.
Been a long time since I played Fire Red but I KNEW it was familiar.
...
What the fuck IS it in both contexts though? Did Fire Red have ACTUAL fucking magic too!?


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Hang on...that's no dream demon...

That's Aelita!
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FINALLY!
One of the few remaining best girls has been returned to us!
Aaaand then she leaves to go on a soul-searching journey at the end of Part 3.
BECAUSE I'M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE NICE THINGS!


Derogatory Trainer said:
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That it has.

Exactly sixty chapters since we last spoke.

Which translates to roughly two irl years since the audience last saw us together and like two-three in-game months.
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Has it really been 60 chapters (and two years) since we last was Aelita?
I'm gonna be honest with you, reading that chapter feels like it just happened yesterday. I don't appreciate that 2019 was two years ago.
Yyyyup. She fell into the coma in chapter 60 and here we are at 120.
Really? Did you like re-read it at some point?
I haven't actually re-read any of Part 2 since I posted it originally. The memories are...to painful.
Back in 2019 we had hopes the next decade would be better.
But it turns out to be worse already.


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What sort of fucking moron would pick options 1 or 2?
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... Me.
When I saw this screen my inner RPG player came out and assumed that the first two questions were just to gather information while the last one would move the dialogue along.
I swear Jan did this on purpose...
No Best Girl for you then.
That "Are you alright?" choice was the one that started the romance quest, sorry.
Oh I get what you mean. That's how it usually works.
The last option is usually rude in those too, like "Shut the fuck up about your lifeor whatever and let's go."


Derogatory Trainer said:
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That's...unfortunate. (Also it looks pink to me)
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I'm actually with you on this one - her hair is definitely more pink than red.
These eyes of mine see all.
[citation needed]


I have gotta say, this game nails the dream dialogue perfectly.
It's almost eerie just how similar this feels to how people would talk in a dream... or what you would read in a dream.
I know you're not supposed to be able to read in dreams but sometimes I can - it's usually just gibberish though.
I don't know what you mean, I had a riveting conversation about farming with Naruto the other night.
I think? I rarely remember what people say in dreams. Or if I ever read anything in them.


Derogatory Trainer said:
OOooohhh...Florin's got a crush on somebod-

Oh.

It's Cassandra, isn't it?

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Oh that poor sweet boy. Both of the important women in his life turned out to be evil.

That's gotta hurt.
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😬
That man is going to end up in a psyche ward by the end of the. He just can't catch a break can he?
He's going to open the very first bar in Aevium and subsequently drink himself to death.

Derogatory Trainer said:
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Oh hey, a Drowzee?
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Oh god... guess it's time to start bracing myself for the inevitable Hypno.
Ironically I actually don't mind Drowzee, it's almost cute in a weird way. Then it becomes Hypno though and suddenly I am overcome by a powerful desire to throw it off the nearest cliff.
Oh don't worry. You'll basically never see Lullaby again.
Really? I'm actually the opposite.
Drowzee is a creepy looking tapir thing to me. Don't like the nose, mouth, eyes or brown pants.
But if it bothers you so much, I'll make Lullaby cuter with some very small adjustments.

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See?
With slightly bigger eyes and little eyelash things, Hypno looks much cuter!


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Hmmm...

It'd be the perfect name.

She LOVES Drowsee and Hypno after all...

But alas, copyright concerns and whatnot...
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DON'T YOU THINK ABOUT IT!
DEFAMATION IS AGAINST THE LAW "SEEN!"
TOO BAD!
I SAILED OUT TO INTERNATIONAL WATERS BEFORE WRITING THOSE SENTENCES!
AIN'T NO LAWS AT SEA!



Derogatory Trainer said:
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Lullaby? Lull for short?

Hey, yeah. That's actually a great one.

More proof that I'm a nicknaming master!

Believe it!
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That is WAY too cute of name for that abomination.
Oh well, I suppose it's better than the alternative...
It's PERFECT for such a (future) CUTIE, you mean.
If you had your way you'd name it Creepazoid or something derogatory.
...
And doing something derogatory is just about the WORST thing ever.


Dream Caesar's dead stare is freaking me the hell out.
I don't think your arm phasing through him is helping either...
He's freaking out about how much berries he lost to Jitto in the waking world that it's overlapped into his dream self.
...
Well that the excuse I made up just now so I guess it's canon.


Derogatory Trainer said:
But have you guys at home ever dreamed...of yourself?

Like I've dreamed that I was other people but I never appeared as like...a separate person talking to me.

'S weird.

Never had a "Pokemon are real" dream until recently either.

And that was just an "Eevee in the back yard of a friend who I haven't seen in 12 years" dream, no battles or nothing.
I don't think I've ever dreamed of myself; no.
Most of my dreams consist a very foggy version of my childhood home, and I'm usually running/hiding from some sort of shadowy creature with a bunch of people I've never met before.
It's either that or driving down and endless desert highway - sometimes both!
I wish I could have a Pokemon dream though 🥺
Maybe it's only for people who have identity crisis's?
Wait, MOST of your dream have been like that? Jesus, that sounds like the start of a horror video game plot.
"Tormented by her dreams, Pika returns to her childhood home in search of answers but...not all is as it seems!"
The desert highway one doesn't sound so bad. As long as you're driving because if your car breaks down that's immediately a nightmare.
Same. A proper one too. Not just "Oh look, Spiderman, a Pokemon" I want the whole damn first person adventure thanks.



Derogatory Trainer said:
Somehow they went to cake twice and still haven't made a kangaroo or a dolphin pokemon.
... Isn't Kangaskhan supposed to be a kangaroo?
I mean it's in the name - 'Kanga'skhan, and it even has a pouch too.
I'm with you on the dolphin Pokemon though, it's long overdue.
Fair enough. I forgot about Kangaskhan when I wrote that chapter.
But it's very unlike a Kangaroo. (which is a good thing really)
I don't even like dolphins. I just don't want anymore goddamn regional forms.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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I get why you did it but maybe you should have left a note or something?

There's no way Eldest would bring you to someone malicious after all.

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This is probably just a big misunderstanding because old people just refuse to tell us main characters anything in this damn region.
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I feel like a lot of problems in this game would be solved if everyone were just a little bit more honest with each other.
But then there would also be less drama!
And god knows we NEED the drama.
This series wouldn't be nearly as fun fucking stupid without it!



Derogatory Trainer said:
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Pokemon Rejuvenation High School visual novel when?
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I mean... it's not Pokemon Rejuvenation - but still.
But if I can't romance Veronica what's the POINT!?
...
Also I really don't care for visual novels. Games should have GAMEPLAY.

http://pokemonacademylife.com/index.php/about
Derogatory Trainer said:
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Like what the fuck am I going to do with my life if and when I actually complete this Nuzlocke?

I wouldn't/couldn't do another one like it. Especially not one of this length.
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Damn... I never really thought about it but yeah, this run will end one day.
I've been following it for so long at this point it almost feels like it'll just keep going on forever, but the game is going to end eventually.
... Unless Jan just keeps updating it with new episodes forever I guess.
Probably sooner than we think if that screenshot button never gets fixed but yeah. One day.
It'll go on for a long while at least. But I don't think I'll do another Nuzlocke after it. Just end my "career" on this thing and find a new hobby.
Which will probably end up being "start a family and train kids instead of Pokemon". I'm sure the two skills overlap, right?
That would be nice but I don't think he will.
Only so much you can get out of a game after all.
Maybe he'd make another one for me to endlessly complain about? Who knows?


Derogatory Trainer said:
Okay, okay...what it really reads as is;

"Please Do Not Forget About Me"
That's... actually kind of depressing. I mean not Zetta specifically, he's a bitch, but just the concept in general.
The idea of just suddenly vanishing and no one really remembering or even caring that I'm gone is a very real fear of mine, and whenever this idea is explored in media it always give me chills.
So this actually got to me a bit.
Even if it was Zetta, this one isn't real. It's just some sympathetic version Melia cooked up in her subconcious. Real one is still a dick.
It's a very common fear to have. I have it too but moreso that in like a hundred+ years nobody will remember me.
Which is why I have a plan in place called "Super Genocide" so I'm always remembered. Even if it's badly.
...
Or I'll try to invent a cure for baldness or maybe some sort of chewing gum that completely restores teeth enamel?
Sadly, I'm not a genius so I'll PROBABLY have to settle for mass slaughter.

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Well, you're gay.

...

And I banged your mom.

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Hate to be the barer of bad news, but most people I've talked to would consider a clone's parent to be the person they were clones from, instead of the person who did the cloning.
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-
Safe to say I did NOT consider the implications of that statement when I said it.
Doesn't even matter which definition of parent you use either, between Madame X and Melia I STILL lose.
*appears from Thin air*

its good to be back. And As a gift from coming back ... I will not give Derogatory Trainer any post from all the chapters i missed to respond to.
Listen this may sound the opposite but i don't want to overwhelm him with all of those
OH THANK G-I mean, that's appreciated, thank you.
I probably wouldn't have minded if it was any chapter but this one. This one...was a pain to deal with.


so from the last chapters all i can say is
Rip Tusk the Mamoswine , AND YES BEST GIRL IS BACK(Aelita for those who were thinking of Karen... we all know there is at least 1 person who does...) and i can't wait for Sean to meet Karen after she took her pills.
And that's all i hope you are all good and see you soon for chapter 121 when i can actually start reacting agane XD
Ah yes. RIP Musk the Tamoswine, so sad that he fell down that well or whatever.
AND THAT PERSON SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED!
Probably just going to act like she's actually my wife to embarrass the hell out of her. She how she likes being reverse-Uno'd.
Well here you goooooooooooooooooooIhateitoooooo



also @pikafan96 i completelly forgot to say this
congrats on finishing the Blaze black nuzlocke, loved the journey all the way and i can't wait to see what comes next(as in the next run).
Sorry i never posted on the actual Run but... i felt like i joined way too late to use that right 😅

Also sorry Sean i used this small segment to say this but... yeah if you want me to remove this part just say so.

oh and maybe everyone should check back on Derogatory trainer's other Run... just saying there may be something important there... ;)
UGH!
IMAGINE COMPLIMENTING SOMEONE ELSE ON MYYYYY NUZLOCKE!
YOU DISGUST ME, SIR!
V19 is coming out!
Which means I really gotta finish that fucking Alphabet-Locke already!

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Okay, I'm back.

And better than ever.

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Well not better per se...

But it rolls off the tongue more than "Back and more strategically sound than ever".

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Great.

Let's make out.

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WHY DID I WRITE A MAKE-OUT JOKE WHEN I KNEW THAT WAS GOING TO BE YOUR NEXT SENTENCE!?

DO I HATE MYSELF!?

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*Ahem*

It's easy to tell you've only done a single gym before, Leeta.

And it was Crawli's poor excuse of one to boot.

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There's probably a puzzle somewhere in this back room that starts that crank on the box in the middle of the room.

You wait there and either look pretty or kill anything that moves. Whichever comes first.

I'll sort this out.

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After all, what gentleman leaves a puzzle unsolved?

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Especially piss-easy ones like these light up all the floor tiles.

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Does this Puppet Master Punk even KNOW how many RPGs I've played with this exact fucking kind of puzzle?

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Well that's more the developer's fault for being lazy about designing puzzles.

Probably just wanted to extend the game time by a fraction to get that (for some reason) cherished over 60 hours of gameplay!

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CRITICAL THINKING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!

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Let's get back to Aelita now.

She probably misses me already!



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Yo. I'm back.

And I was right. There was a tile puzzle.

Puppet Master probably made it to buy time to set up whatever the hell is going to pop out of that Jack-In-The-Box.

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Oop!

Screen's gone dark! There's a cutscene a-happening!

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Hmm.

While I COULD find the actual music that plays here...

This is less effort.

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Literally go pick any song from this channel.

It's got an absurd amount of music box themes on it.

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And so it opens!

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Well thanks game.

Saved me the bother of pressing the period button three times!

And instead made me press 145 more buttons to write this joke explaining why I wrote this joke!!

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JESUS!

Personal space, much?!

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Well Aelita it appears to be two people wearing vaudeville masks and jester costumes.

So the chances of them being serial killers is very high.

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Oh wait, I think they're going to try diplomacy?

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Oh.

Guess not then.

I'd like to take some time here before we get into it, to point out that's all they ever say in this whole chapt-

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Jesus fucking Christ! Let me at least do the pre-battle pose before we jump into it!

We didn't even get hit in the face with the VS symbol!

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Haven't even grabbed my balls yet...

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Ugh never mind then.

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Hope you guys at home are ready to have your socks rocked.

Because I'm gonna take these two down...

WITH ONLY TWO POKEMON!

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PICTURED: YOU THE AUDIENCE, CHEERING WILDLY FOR ME.

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Well two of mine...and all of Aelita's.

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PICTURED: YOU THE AUDIENCE, IMMEDIATELY PULLING OUT YOUR PRESUMABLY PRE-PREPARED ANGRY MOB WEAPONS.

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IT'S STILL IMPRESSIVE, DAMMIT!

ESPECIALLY SINCE IT'S A VERY UN-SEAN STRATEGY!

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But uh...

Where's Aelita?

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Aelita?

The plan kind of hinges on you participating!

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Oh okay.

The game's graphics are bugging out because this is a new laptop.

Which is why the text boxes are see through again.

...

At least I THINK that's the problem.

But whatever I'll just edit this image a little in Photoshop aaaand...

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There we go! She's in!

With her...massive amount of hair...

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Seriously though, Aelita.

How DID your hair grow this much in less than half an in-game year?

Was it also magic?

IS EVERYTHING MAGIC!?!

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EVEN THE FUCKING FIELD IS MAGICALLY MYSTERIOUS!

Either that or it's going to be quiet and stand-offish to try and impress girls?

Must have bought into the whole strong and silent type thing.

Well I wish it the best of luck.

I also threaten it in case it gets any bright ideas and decides to fuck over my genius plan somehow.

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Speaking of...

Say hello to Stage One of my new bold and daring strategy! (Which in layman's terms means untested and unproven.)

Otherwise known as Kunai!

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Who isn't asleep right now so she can't talk.

...

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I'm not even sure if this motormouth DOES sleep.

Even if she did, she'd probably still be talking.

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But anyway

Stage One is raising her evasiveness WAY up and then Baton Switching out the boost to another super secret Pokemon waiting in the wings.

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Aelita's Mienshao opening with it's classic Poison Jab.

...

I think that's the first time I've been glad to see it use that move.

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Ugh. Mr.Mime both survives AND doesn't get poisoned?!

Bullshit.

Why is it only MY Pokemon that always get poisoned when she does that move on me!?

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Of course it did.

It'd be a pretty crap Psychic field if it didn't boost Psychic.

By the by, is this the same field Nim used?

I don't remember hers exactly...

But I think the background to her dimension was more...concentric?

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It's probably changed though.

We've come a long way since I last fought her.

The starting image for that battle dates back to..."Tuesday ‎11 ‎July ‎2017, ‏‎16:33:00"

Wow. four years and almost a hundred chapters ago.

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Back in those halcyon days of our youths eh, audience?

Back before stupid fucking kids started eating Tide Pods which no doubt led to the madhouse society we have now.

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Well enough reminiscing about four years ago and how everything was better when we were younger but not really that much.

Time to focus on the terrible here and now.

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And speaking of focus, Aelita's playing that Focus Sash game too.

Smart girl.

Of course I'm saying that's because she's on my side right now.

If I was fighting her I'd be a little less...complimentary.

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It's kinda bullshit that everyone BUT me has access to the good items though.

Well...access like being able to buy it in stores.

I'm still stuck scrounging around for hours with Dawn's Pick-Up.

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You probably can't see the Pick-Up table too accurately in this small image but all you need to focus on is that I only ever have a 10% chance of getting Full Restores as I am now.

So far I have gotten two and no more.

And what's even worse is that the level cap is set in stone now.

I can't just power-level Dawn to 91-100 to get that good shit in the higher tiers.

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Good shit being that powder there.

Know what that is?

Sacred Fucking Ash.

I don't care that it's got a 4% chance of picking it up.

I WANT it.

...

Leftovers too.

But I THINK I can get those from Wild Munchlax on Honey Trees so I might get it that way instead.

Whichever's faster.

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Yeah nice job wasting your turn protecting yourself from special attacks against two all physical teams.

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Ahhh...and there's Stage 1.5.

Speed Boost will give the switchee...a...speed...boo-

Oh you all know what it'll do.

It's one of the most obvious Ability names out there, unlike Mold Breaker.

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I still don't understand why exactly breaking the mold means ignoring other Pokemon's abilities...

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...

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You know...why is it that they don't keep the copies out for the whole fight?

Kunai just used Double Team and created two afterimages.

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Why don't they stay out like in the anime instead of disappearing back inside her?

How does that make it look like she's harder to hit?

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Like you know how Pokemon in later games close their eyes when they've been put to sleep or their animations slow if they've been paralyzed?

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(Which is really the bare-fucking minimum. I mean they already had the sleep animations in 3-D pokemon for Poke-Amie but they don't use them in battle when they get a Sleep Powder thrown in their face? Come on, Game Freak.)

Anyway I think if stat boosting moves did that it'd be pretty cool.

Like String Shot has the enemy Pokemon covered in more and more webs or Bulk Up actually makes the Pokemon bigger? Like I did that one joke I did with Bluster?

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Or even the Light Screen that Aelita has just mercilessly broken to pieces.

Maybe visually show that protecting the Pokemon at all times?

It's little quality of life touches like that would make people stop calling Game Freak lazy bastards.

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Because they are. With the money they have to throw around they really should be making less mediocre games.

"OOOHHH GIANT POKEMON! OHHH THE MAIN VILLAIN IS EVEN MORE MIND-BENDINGLY IDIOTIC THAN MAXIE! OOOHHHH WE SET IT IN ENGLAND BUT DIDN'T MAKE A FISH AND CHIP POKEMON! OOOOHHH SORWARD AND SHIELBERT"

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Game Freak needs to fuck off and make a huge improvement to the QOL. And go FULL Nintendogs on the petting as well.

I want to belly rub a Audino and it better looks like it's actually feeling it instead of standing mouth open with it's eyes closed like a moron.

...

I also don't want to throw a ball and watch it do an instant 180 and pick it up with it's fucking stomach instead of it's hands.

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Anyway Aelita's taken down 1/12th of the enemy force so that's the billionth Game Freak rant over for now.

Please subscribe to my Patreon for more rants.

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And also so I can use the money to buy finger cramp cream for all this AGGRESSIVE typing I do.

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Oh? SO this is the special move the Psychic Leader uses?

...

Name doesn't really suit Lavender though...

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HERE IT COMES!

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OH GOD OH FUCK WHAT'S IT GONNA DO!?

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WHAT'S IT GONNA DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

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Oh blah.

It basically just used Tackle.

I'd complain more about animations in this game if Jan and his gang (The Jang?) had anywhere near the same budget as Game Freak.

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Normally I'd photoshop in some effects or something but I have no idea how I'd do that with a move called "Psyche Terror".

It's not even in the game anymore anyway.

Another thing mercilessly killed by V13.

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Aaaand that's Mienshao gone.

To be expected with only 1HP left.

And I'd have been kind of annoyed if it dodged when a +2 evasive Kunai didn't.

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Didn't seem to actually do too much damage to Kunai though...

Even with the field boost...

Should I risk another Double Team?

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Hmmm...

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Nah.

I don't want to risk Gallade using a rock move and fucking up the whole thing.

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Sure, Rock moves miss a lot but most of my strategy goes to shit if I don't have the evasiveness boost so...

Out you go, Kunai.

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Now let's see how these puppet fucks deal with the power of...

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DEATH ITSELF!

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Otherwise known as my little Shuckle.

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Oh wow, you're actually asleep right now?

Excellent! That'll make it easier to write dialogue!

I've literally been talking to myself this whole time and I'm starting to go a bit mad.

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Right.

Long story short, we're in the dream world right now fighting two puppets so we can get to their master and interrogate him for...information?

Honestly, I don't really know why I'M here other than a blonde midget told me about it.

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Eh. I'll tell you later. And it's your first battle because I have need of your skills.

Specifically your ridiculously high defense and special defense.

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Oh damn.

Aelita's starting Stage 2 early it seems. She's tearing Magenta's team to pieces.

(Guess I could have gotten another Double Team off but oh well.)

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Everything's still going according to plan.

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And sure, Zetta's advice was to take down Neon first but why listen to him?

Not like he knows anything about winning Pokemon Battles.

...

But mainly it's because who gives a shit about Neon spamming Light Screen when none of the Pokemon we have are going to be using special attacks?

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Besides Aelita'll just Brick Break them again.

Stage 2 was pretty much just let her go to town while D.I. tanks or evades as many blows as he can until the physical attackers are gone.

It's not a brave strategy but it's a good one.

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Oh and her Blaziken is a Speed Booster too, eh?

We'll definitely outspeed most of their Pokemon now.

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And we'll outspeed ALL of them once I do this!

STICKY W-

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Oh.

Right.

Mega evolution has priority.

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How does this work for double battles with two different trainers again?

Do both of them get a Mega Evolution?

I'm leaning towards yes...but maybe not in this fight?

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Ick.

That's...not the best sprite.

It looks like the "fighting spirit" arms are just attached to the ears and elbows instead of floating.

Looks aside I'm very worried about this thing attacking with Pure Power boosting i-

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HAHAHAHA!

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BUT I GUESS THOSE WORRIES DON'T MATTER ONE FUCKING BIT ANYMORE!

AELITA FUCKING NUKED IT!

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Oh man...she's on fire today!

It's 3/12 so far. But that was the plan all along.

As long as she her Pokemon can last longer than Magenta's we've won.

Easy.

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Agh.

That's killed Blaziken then.

A shame.

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Thanks for all your help, Blaziken.

Getting rid of both the physical attackers on the enemy team was a great boon.

You always were my favourite of Aelita's Pokemon.

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And that's Stage 2 complete.

Onto Stage 3.

Otherwise known as the "Roid-Rage" Stage.

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Because it's time to do some mother-fucking DAMAGE!

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...

Just as soon as we're done tanking this mother-fucking DAMAGE of course.

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Ha! It lost half of what you did just by attacking!

Maybe give up the battling game, Beheeyem!

Stick to molesting cows and...what else does your species do?

...

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Okay...so I just checked Bulbapedia MY POKEDEX and apparently it can also rewrite memories.

So whoever (either Crescent or this Puppet Master guy) erased Val's memory probably has one?

It's pretty likely.

But it's also just as, if not more likely that someone just has that superpower in this game.

Or it's a Garufan spell.

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So many possible alternatives to that nonsense and I bet I'm not going to like a single one...

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Oh?

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Man...that was even sadder than Beheeyem's attempt.

Are Claydols only good when I use them?

Because Damocles was a fucking UNIT back in the day...

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Conkeldurr about to slap Beheeyem's brains out.

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Or at the very least it's Life Orb.

But forget about that thing.

It's time for Death Itself to come out of his shell and raise some hell!

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WITH THE POWER OF POWER TRICK!

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON HIS GLORIOUSLY MUSCLED F-

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...

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Yeah, okay.

It's way less impressive being muscular and short.

A sad fact of life is that you get more respect being tall.

...

Well sad for non-tallies at least.

Anyway...

FEAST YOUR EYES!

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Congrats!

You're no longer a noodle and were 65% of the reason this chapter took over two weeks to upload!

Both thing to be proud of!

...

Probably!

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And more importantly ONLY switched Attack and Defense.

His Special Defense is still sky-high.

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AND ISN'T IT SO UNFORTUNATE THAT TWO OF THE BEST PHYSICAL PSYCHIC TYPES ARE ALREADY DEAD?

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I agree but shut up.

ENEMY POKEMON DO NOT GET BACKSTORIES!

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If we don't learn anything about them we can't feel bad for slaughtering them!

It's warfare 101!

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Your bravado is appreciated, D.I. but that attack did bring you down to the yellow...

So I guess I'll spend next turn healing you to fu-

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...

Could have sworn I replace that with Bright Powder...

Oh well.

Still a positive outcome.

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Ah good, that Beheeyem's dead next.

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Now I just have to lower that Claydol's special attack so we can focus on Magenta's remaining heavy hitters.

Plus Rock Slide isn't very effective against it so we can keep it on the field for a while and ruin the Puppet punk's strategy!

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Well that was...infinitesimal...

I guess Struggle Bug is a Special attack then?

It achieved it's intended goal at least.

Would have been nice to get more damage out of it though...

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...

I hate to say it but there's some sick individuals out there that would definitely find that image arousing.

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I find stat decreases more arousing personally.

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Dazzling Gleam?

Death Itself should be fine getting hit by tha-

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HEY!

THAT'S MY FUCKING ROOF, YOU STEROID SLURPING SHIT!

YOU'RE GONNA LET THE RAIN IN!


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Oh yeah.

GOOD FOR HIM.

Less good for everything on this side of my room.

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So the field boosts Fairy moves as well?

Annoying...

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I wish I could say the same for my roof.

Do you know how long it's going to take me to repair that?

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I'd rather you fixed it for m-

Wait, what do you mean "good use"?

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...

Well you put it to OKAY use, I suppose.

Really the most damage will come from the headaches I'll get trying to figure out how exactly my room works.

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Like, how did you break the roof when you're in the game?

Is this room actually my room, a mental representation of what's inside my head or a separate plane of reality?

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But that question doesn't have a good answer so we'll ignore it forever now.

If only I could do that with more things in this game...

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Anyway look!

Aelita send out Scrafty!

Which would normally be great against the Psychic gym if not for that Gardevoir.

And this bullshit field.

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Oh good.

They're wasting a turn healing instead of attacking.

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Wow, That Claydol is faster than Death Itself, huh?

I suppose it isn't affected by the Sticky Web since it was out before I used it.

Not sure if Levitate would let it avoid it but I'd say it's likely.

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Not like it matters with that sad damage output though.

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How tragic.

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Just like that damage.

But now it's 4-1 to Aelita! It's catch up time!

Now who's next?

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...

I hate to say it but some REALLY sick individuals somewhere would definitely find that image arousing.

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And only the lowest of the low would find enemy stat boosts arousing.

...

I've said arousing far too much in this battle.

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I'm sure someone who likes The Simpsons FAR too much is aroused by it, ya jaundice having freak.

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And I judge them for it.

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I JUDGE YOU ALL FOR YOUR SIMPSON RELATED SINS!

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Oh, you whore.

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I'd prefer another Brick Break if I'm honest, Aelita.

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I don't think it's even holding an item anyway.

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I used to have a Grumpig come to think about it.

Poor ol' uncreatively named Pearl.

Never saw that Timburr coming...

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Ahhh...So this is Nim's field.

I remember that double boost part from before.

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Ugh.

Let it die, Neon.

'Cause I ain't switching D.I. out for the rest of this battle.

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So why not make things easier for me?

Your bestest pal, Seansie?

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Oof.

Scrafty's attack is seriously hampered by the Reflect.

And I'm guessing she doesn't know Brick Break either...

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Dang.

I keep underestimating how fucking THICK D.I's skin is every time he gets hit.

That's all a +2 SpATK stages, STAB and a terrain boosted Psyche Terror can do?

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Well I don't know why you're talking like that all of a sudden but yes!

Bully for us indeed!

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I wouldn't worry about it too much anyway. It's not a permanent form.

And yes, you may.

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I just hope my room is like myself and that it recovers extremely quickly from "comedy damage".

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Shit, even with the 350+ attack that Reflect is absorbing a hell of a lot...

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Oh.

Great.

Now we can unleash all the Special Attacks we want/don't have!

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What no other Dark moves?

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And Scrafty is unaffected.

Another great turn for the Sean and Aelita duo!

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Team Seaelita? No that's basically unpronounceable when you read it.

I'll guess I'll be a gentleman and let her have first billing.

Plus Team Aelitean does sound a lot cooler.

Better than Shaw-leeta above it.

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...

Uh.

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That's a very good question. And a very annoying thing to happen.

I missed the screenshot after your Rockslide where Claydol used Psyche Terror...

Does that move cause Burning?

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Okay, so I looked it up.

Turns Psyche Terror can cause Burning of all things.

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Hm.

I guess it makes sense that it can?

Burning is a very terrifying experience.

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I have a lot of "Psyche Terror" from my burning after all.

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Oh well, I'll fix that burn in a minute.

Gotta collapse more of the ceiling on this pig.

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Yep. The score is 4-2 to Aelita.

Time to make up for all those turns I spent 'roiding you out!

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We'll get rid of that this turn.

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Oh?

Odd time to send that back to the bench...

Hopefully not switching into something that's strong against Rock.

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Oh.

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Well this won't take long.

...

Also Eugh.

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I didn't need to know you could still extend your neck like a worm in that form.

Please never do it again.

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Hahahaha.

That name just keeps paying for itself.

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Jesus Aelita. Is your Scrafty sick or something?

That was an appallingly amount of damage even with Reflect being up.

And why did you teach it Iron Head in the first place!?

You were hardly going to be using a fucking Dark/Fighting type against Fairies!

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Might as well heal D.I. up in case there are any nasty surprises left.

Neon still has two Pokemon we haven't seen yet and one might be a Wobbuffet.

And since all we have are physical attackers and D.I's defence is like...45 right now...

It won't end well.

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Dazzling Gleam?

Well that's Scrafty gone so.

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...

Oh?

Not dodging it by ruining my roof some more

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Well...normally I'd question your bravado but it's not like it'll do much.

I also don't want anymore holes in my roof.

There is literally two days until Winter.

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I am.

Not by you though.

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But by Aelita's (ironic due to the Pokemon we're fighting) foresight here.

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Even if I wish that weak Scrafty would just fuck off already so she can bring out something with actual muscles.

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Ah yes.

The part of this that makes no sense.

Like if Dark resisted Psychic I'd understand but it nullifies it completely.

How the fuck could it be consumed?

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Leftovers that Sean can sadly not just run over and pick up.

Would save me a lot of future hassle otherwise.

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Let's kill this thing already.

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...

It survived.

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Well that's another turn wasted.

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Oh great it's going to survive this hit t-

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Very much so, thank you.

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So that's 4-3!

I'm catching up!

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Ahhh...the beautiful sound of Reflect shimmering out of existence...

Music to my ears...somehow.

Don't know why it even makes a sound when it's just mildly hardened light.

I don't even understand how that works either.

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My hypothesis is that Reflect, Barrier and Light Screen put up a more elasticky wall of light so that the attacks get through but are weakened.

And Protect puts up a completely solid one.

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OMG that's the most AROUSING thing ever.

...

*Ahem*

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So I guess this thing doesn't have Levitate then.

So either Heat Proof or HEAVY METAL.

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That's got to be the one coolest named abilities out there.

Shame it's...kinda useless.

Really only good for a Heavy Slam + Metal Coat attack.

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Man that Reflect was REALLY holding Death Itself back.

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And Bronzong misses everything like a chode.

Nice.

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But it DID bring me level with Aelita's KO count!

4-4.

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Hang on...That's 8 Pokemon?

But there are only 3 left?

Does Neon only have 5?

What a pleb. He's as bad as Melia.

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And he needs magic beans to match us?

Total pleb.

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My god, Aelita.

Make your Scrafty do some fucking push-ups or something.

It's getting kinda sad.

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And that killed Scrafty.

FINALLY.

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Lucario should be a BIT more useful at least.

I actually forgot she had one.

It's been ages since we've fought.

Not as long as Nim but still over 60 chapters ago.

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Oh?

Rock Slide is out of PP?

Well good thing I have an Elixer handy!

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...

...

...

...

...

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I don't...actually know how to use this.

I've never actually used an Elixer before. Never really HAD to before.

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Is it like a drink though?

Or is it a spray?

TRAINER TIPS NEVER PREPARED ME FOR THIS!

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Okay, we got it.

We pierced the side with a pen and Death Itself chugged the contents and smashed it against his forehead.

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Pure frat energy.

...

I assume.

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Don't really have those in Ireland but we do have plenty of people who drink and do that so...

*shrug*

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Slowbro didn't faint here btw.

They recalled him for some reason.

Kind of a waste of that seed but whatever.

No skin of my back.

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Plus we get to demolish that fucking Claydol for free!

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With R★O★C★K★S

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I WANNA R★O★C★K★S

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Ironically it's hard to believe the Naruto anime is nearly twenty years old now.

I still remember accidentally flicking to whatever channel it was on when I was like 9 or 10 and seeing a creepy snake man give a pre-teen a hickey.

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Classic anime.

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Gah...

Lucario got the kill after I JUST pulled ahead!

Now Aelita and I are even again at 5-5!

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We've got to take this one!

OR ELSE I MIGHT HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT...ugh...TEAMWORK ACTUALLY COMES IN HANDY!

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KAMEHAMEHA!

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Now, now, D.I. don't be too hard on Lucario for his MASSIVE and HUMILIATING failure.

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I'm sure he'll be hard enough on himself as he lies unconscious.

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As he lies unconscious...in the dream world.

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Best not think about how that works.

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And now Aelita's on her last, just like Magenta.

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Dam though, this battle could not have gone any smoother for me.

A genuine perfect victory.

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Hrmmm...this thing is rather bulky...

Not a worry though.

It can't actually DO anything to us so it's all a matter of hitting it once more.

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Maaaayybe twice more.

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Okay so this thing is the last Pokemon and it's going to get KO'd in the next move.

We need some bad-ass one liner to finish this off.

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Listen, I've fought Aelita so many times that I know most of her strategies.

And I will eat my hat if Hawlucha isn't holding a Flying Gem for Acrobatics.

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Y'see?

It's just too good a strategy.

It's got STAB, it's got the Acrobatics fully boosted AND it activates Unburden increasing Hawlucha's speed!

That's how now stop asking questions and think of one-liners!

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Ugh no, what are we doing?

Tucking our 4-year old into bed?

How about...

"I guess it's true what they say, all dreams die eventually"?

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Yeah, it's a bit too depressing for a glorious victory quote...

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Uh...

While that's adorable and 100% true it's not exactly badass, is it?

So no we're not picking that one.

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And I didn't want to be rude before but stay out of our fucking conversation, Hawlucha.

Only members of Team Sean get voting rights.

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(Although I'm starting to think I should remove those rights...)

That's been a thing since 2000's dial-up internet, you noodlebrain!

Besides we're supposed to say it after it's dead and put on our sunglasses, so it has to be in the past-tense.

And fuckled with Shuckled makes no sense whatsoever.

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Look we're over complicating this.

On "go" we say the first one that comes to mind, okay?

3....2....1...Go!

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Sweet dreams, motherfucker.

There we go.

That's the one.

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Ah fuck!

Did we miss our chance?!

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Oh! Well great!

And what's also great is that I won!

No...

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WE won.

This is the first double battle where I am willing to say I did not do most of the work.

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So congrats Aelita and thank you for doing 6/11ths of the work.

I wouldn't mind doing this again with you sometime.

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Of course something like this is probably never going to happen again.

This was a VERY un-Derogatory strategy in my opinion.

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I used evasiveness boosts, speed lowering terrain moves, and even niche moves like Power Trick.

Very out-of-character for me, Mr. Blunt Force Trauma.

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But as the saying doesn't go: "annoying times call for annoying measures!"

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That it was, Death Itself.

That it was.

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I feel I could have improved on it by getting rid of Struggle Bug and gave you Bug Bite or something...

And Sticky Web wasn't much use in the end...

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Hell yeah!

Haven't had a Gym Battle go so well since Crawli!

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Fuck.

The rest of the gang aren't going to believe us when we wake up, are they?

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We'll back each other up when the time comes.

But for now, you can take it easy and deflate those muscles while I finish up whatever plot nonsense is next.

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'Fraid so.

You can't sustain that form for very long after all.

It's like your own special Mega-Evolution!

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Plus you look like a worm on steroids and that's kinda gross.

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Oh don't pout. You did good, bud.

You've earned your spot in the Derogatory history books for sure now!

And not as a footnote like so many others of my barely used Pokemon!

At LEAST three full pages!

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No point asking them twice, Leets.

Or at all.

They're just going to "hehehe" at us again like a pair of schoolgirls.

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See?

Fuck these guys.

I wish they'd get obliterated by black electricity.

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Oh wow. That worked?!

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AAAAHHHH GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!

WHAT A WASTE OF A WISH!


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I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD A FREE WISH! AAAAAAAAAAAA

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It's too late, Aelita.

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Besides, I don't think anyone has EVER come back after saying "Wait, don't go!"

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Are you new here?

This is how it always fucking goes.

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...

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Perhaps check out what's in that jack-in-the-box, dum-dum?

After all they weren't hiding in there.

They teleported from somewhere else.

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Is it our badge?

It fucking better be.

This game's been pretty good about giving those up so far but I'm just waiting for it to pull a Reborn on me.

It's only a matter of time...

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Bigger on the inside, huh?

Not that surprising since most of the Pokemon world operates on that feature.

Pokemon Centers, backs of moving vans, etcetera, etcetra...

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"Might as well" she says.

I think we fucking better check it out, unless we want to wake up empty-handed.

And who knows how that even works.

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No pointing thinking on it.

It's a magical dream land.

I'll accept that for now and shut up.

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Oh?

It appears like my door detection skills have apparently awoken within me after that fight.

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Or there was a lock opening noise and I've just forgotten about it being there.

That's the problem with this run. No audio.

But if we had audio, I'd have to talk. When I much prefer having the extra time to prepare witticisms that writing gives me.

And also being able to use words like "witticisms" when in real life I would have said "the...uh...the jokes".

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Well kick me in the dick and call me Rick!

It's Psychic!

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Hope I get to keep this when I wake up.

Finally, a truly decent TM.

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And that's the last thing in here.

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Although that "7" block behind me looks awfully suspicious.

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Oh who the fuck cares?

Everything I've seen in this dream world has been suspicious.

Even Aelita.

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I'm 100% on her side but there's got to be a good reason for the constant monitoring she was under...

No use wondering about it now though.

I'll find out when I meet Eldest and get a less biased opinion of it.



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...

Well that's a pose.

This better not be an attempt at seducing me.

Because I have standards.

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Granted they're not especially high but the bar is well above puppet-fuckers.

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Sooooooo...

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What did you think of Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

I thought it was pretty cool myself. I watched the original movie back in the late 90's when I was a wee lad.

Plus it's rare you see anything with actual puppets nowadays.

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What's that side-glance for, Aelita?

He's bound to have a good opinion on Jim Henson works.

Otherwise what's the point of him being called the Puppet Master?

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I do.

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I always know I'm cool.

Especially when I pull off bullshit maneuvers like that one in the battle just there.

Still can't believe that went so flawlessly.

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Maybe a good defence is actually a GOOD offense sometimes?

Should I teach Rose Iron Defense?

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We'd be right fucked if it didn't.

Imagine if he did an interpretive dance to explain himself?

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Well I'm supposedly the main protagonist and I can't speak.

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Maybe you should check your speaking privilege before you micro-aggro me into a Twitter rant, hmmmmm?

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Also that would have been a better joke if you said you were a ventriloquist.

Because how else would the puppet's speak if you can't?

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I only said it would be better not that the joke would have become good.

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Well, we made eye contact.

That's pretty much the only reason anyone needs to attack someone in this world.

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I'm starting to think if we want to avoid it we should be as meek as possible and refuse to make eye-contact with anyone.

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But why would we want to AVOID crushing the people that dare to attack us?

Plus it's a sign of weakness to avoid eye contact!

For example:

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You know how teachers will ask questions and then pick someone in the class to answer? And most people try to avert their gaze?

Not me.

Stared right back at them and DARED them to ask ME a question.

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They NEVER did.

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Obviously not because they were intimidated, they probably thought I was a weirdo...

But hey, I didn't get called to answer anything in French class for two straight years.

So that's a success story to me.

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Why a team specifically?

No offense at all to dear Aelita but I'm an edgy 15-year old lone wolf.

I work better alone.

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Now let's go to Hot Topic.


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My studded armband doesn't have as many studs as I wanted.

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I've also never been to a Hot Topic and this is literally all I know about them.

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Well...that's nice?

I'm glad I'll be fighting alongside her in the future but...

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That just means there's going to be MORE double battles in the future.

And even worse, they'll be double battles where I can't attack and heal on the same turn.

So it's not that I'm really THAT much against teamwork, the gameplay mechanics just make it more trouble than it's worth.

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God, do I hate double battles in Nuzlockes though. Most of my losses in every run come from those things.

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It also doesn't help when a certain concrete cunt shoots you in the back during them.

Like sure, Melia sucks but at least she knows who to fucking aim for.

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Three guesses what that is...

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You're finally getting that second gym badge Aelita!

Now you can use CUT outside of battle!

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CUT, AELITA!

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YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!

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Actually now that I think about it I haven't seen a Cut tree in forever.

I think the last one was in the Sheridan Wetlands?

Or maybe I ran into some during the vacation I took. I don't remember.

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Well...duh?

What use is it if we get it in a...dream...

Wait, so do I not get to keep Psychic?

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Auuuuggggghhhhh!

How the fuck does this shit even work?!

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Yes, let's get down to brass tacks.

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Same.

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In that I want you to turn her back. Not me. I'm still cool.

Purple Aelita was openly nice and kind. Not all tsundere-y like pinky here.

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Not that she isn't still a vision of loveliness, it's just that Amber already takes that role.

So we have to change Aelita back to fill the cute sporty girl niche that this game is now lacking.

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...

Have you tried eating a Snickers, maybe?

You're not you when you're hungry after all.

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That'll be $30,000 please, Snickers.

Normally I'd charge less but I don't even like your garbage chocolate bar.

Compromising my principles always costs more in the shameless advertisment biz.

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*Sigh*

Okay what do you want us to do for it?

Announce Season 2 of 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'?

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Oh you bitch.

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You get SOME points for being the only person the say it outright instead of "Heh, wouldn't you like to know?"

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You're still a cunt though.

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You mean like everything else in this game?

And how we only figure it out at pretty much the last second so there's a frantic dash to stop or solve it?

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I think I've had enough development as a person thanks, can I be excused?

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By implanting suggestions in dreams. Got it.

Just like Inception.

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That contradicts what Zetta said though.

He said you gathered(absorbed) all their nightmares and dreams and brought them here.

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And then he mentioned you were getting mad at him.

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Big surprise there though.

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Suspicious and flamboyant Harlequin clown is flamboyantly suspicious.

More at 11.

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Do you build a classic Team Rocket pit trap in their dreams and they fall through it into this place?

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I-is it?

I mean maybe in this magical world of Pokemon where dreams can be manipulated by outside forces...

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Oh okay.

That's less funny and more horrifyingly manipulative.

Guess you're that kind of Puppet Master and not the one that runs around wearing sock puppets.

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Although personally if that simultaneous dream thing happened to me and my friends, I'd think someone was behind it. Like drugging us or something.

Not that it's real.

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It's actually more ridiculous that people don't believe it in this world where there are so many creatures that specialize in fucking around with dreams.

Or in polite terms, "manipulating dreams"

It's probably just some prick with a Drowzee taking the piss out of you.

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I suppose it can.

But do you know what else can be very powerful?

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An extremely temperamental kung-fu girl's grip.

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CHOKE HIM OUT, AELITA!

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Or at the very least shake him a bit so loose change will fall out!

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Oh?

Let's here HEAR it then.

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God fucking...

That's like the FIFTIETH time I've had to go back and change the spelling from "here" to "hear" and vice-versa.

What the fuck is wrong with me today?

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Or I'll release the hounds.

Well...hound singular.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maybe this Puppet Master guy is actually an A-OK guy?

After all, anyone who's SeanXAelita CAN'T possible be that bad a guy, right?

Not like those SeanXDyingAlone pricks.

Worse than Hitler if you ask me.

Just like everyone who disagrees with everyone on the internet.

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Wait...

So all of this nonsense was just an over-elaborate way of you being my wing-man?

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Bro...

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I'm legit touched right now, bro.

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"I guess."

Jeez, Aelita...

Don't shower me in your affection all at once.

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Well...

I wouldn't say "we" exactly.

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Literally every time I get separated from you, something awful usually happens.

To YOU specifically.

Like being tortured by Neved, put in a coma or ACTUALLY needing more than one Pokemon to beat Crawli.

You're almost as disaster-prone as Veronica.

Which is fucking terrible since I actually LIKE you.

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Hey man, it's your house.

Not our fault you live in a place where all the floor tiles are the same colour as the best Starbursts.

Red, Green and Purple btw.

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Although my colour blindness might be fucking me over again so who the fuck knows what colour these things are.

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The point I'm trying to make is you live in a giant jail for kids toys and I'm purposefully mis-understanding you so I don't have to think about to emotional and mental trauma I went through in Part 2.

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Also that Red, Green and Purple are my favourite Starburst flavours.

Anyone who likes Orange flavoured anything is evil and should be shot on sight.

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Don't you fucking start that "all her fault" shit now.

There's too many other people who's fault it could be.

Like the Garufans for making that stupid door or Angie for freezing the TM shop.

Just blame everyone else in Part 2 but me and her.

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Spend a lot of time in the dreams of young girls, do you?

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Now I'm only 50% sure you're a Darkrai under that mask.

The other 50% of me thinks you're Freddy Krueger, ya creep.

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THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE TIME!

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BUT THERE'S NO FUCKING PUSH TO TALK BUTTON IN THIS GAME TO TELL THESE MORONS WHAT TO DO!


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But let's be real.

That whole thing could have been avoided if the game actually obeyed the rules properly and wasn't forcing cutscene powers on everyone.

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Because what's the point of those Xen legendary battles if they don't matter whether you win or lose?

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Knock Mewtwo out? It gets back up. Keta's dead. Nothing was gained.

Knock Giratina out so hard it rippled back along its timeline, that Griselda herself could feel it? It gets back up and throws Jenner into the volcano.

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Win or lose, the outcome is the same.

The only MINOR difference I've seen so far is if you lose to Madame X.

She gives a big speech about how pathetic you are and how gay friendship is.

Then she knocks you off the castle with her sword instead of a much cooler laser blast.

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No.

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It's no.

She's fine.

She's doing shit for Crescent or something right now.

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"Yours sincerely, Janichroma, Creator of Pokemon Rejuvenation and morning breath."

"Yes, morning breath is my fault. Please arrest me for my crimes against humanity."


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What is this the 90's?

Pokemon has had coloured graphics for 20+ years now.

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And yes I am purposefully misunderstanding you again because fuck you, I don't need another one of these fucking speeches.

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And don't think for a second I didn't notice you completely dodging the "Is Nim alive" question, fucko.

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Newsflash.

It kinda does when the world ends if we (mostly, I) fail.

If I lose a single fight even once. The baddies get the bomb and the whole world goes kablooey.

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Cool. Let me know when someone else decides to actually fucking chip in to the battles then.

Actually don't. I'd rather not deal with your condescending bullshit.

"oh you kids are so naive about how the world works tsk tsk"

Fuck off cunt. I'm not naive. This world just makes no fucking sense to me.

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Oh right. You weren't there for the meeting in the past.

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Basically something about a storm that's gonna wreck everything, obviously untrustworthy deities, Team Xen and Melia, Melia, then Maria and then back to Melia.

It was an awful time.

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A bunch of retarded cops actually accepted INFINITE gold as a bribe and I threw a bomb at Melia's face.

Then Madame X somehow rewound fucking time just so I couldn't throw the bomb at Melia's face.

It was an awful time for everyone.

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And for revenge.

Both our respective single parents are dead because of them after all.

Along with numerous Pokemon of mine.

So mostly revenge and a little bit of "because it's the right thing to do".

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NOW THAT IS AN FUCKING EXCELLENT QUESTION RIGHT THERE!

AELITA IS NON-STOP TODAY!

NON-STOP!

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NON-STOP HITTING ALL THE RIGHT POINTS!

I'M SICK OF EVERY CHARACTER THAT HOLDS IMPORTANT INFORMATION GOING "OH I'LL NEVER TELL~ TEE-HEE-HEE~" AT ME!

GIVE ME SOMETHING CONCRETE TO WORK WITH HERE! IT'S BEEN 80+ FUCKING HOURS OF GAMEPLAY ALREADY!

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And because it's fucking fun but I won't mention that because it detracts from the point!

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Yes.

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But there is NO fucking way you're going to tell us.

Not a chance.

You're going to give some excuse and then we'll wake up in our beds.

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OH OF COURSE HE'D SAY THAT.

LIKE I GET IT'S BETTER TO "SHOW NOT TELL" GAMEPLAY BUT FUCK ME IS IT EVER ANNOYING TO BE CONSTANTLY JERKED AROUND THE WHOLE TIME!

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Gift?

Her badge? Or is she getting something else?

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Oh cool, are we finally getting to why the fuck I'm even here?

Oh wait, it was just get back together with Aelita, wasn't it?

Well fuck man.

I would have found her eventually. No need to send me those two brats and my crazy-in-the-literal sense wife to get me here.

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Actually...why DID you send Karen?

Was it just because she was there and annoying you with her usual lunacy?

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No.

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You see I'm cool.

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You drool.

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Also I don't dress like a faggo-

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Oh.

So that was you whispering shit into my dream, huh? I shoulda guessed.

Well not then obviously since I didn't know you existed but now-

Ergh. It doesn't matter.

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What does matter is what the fuck that even means.

Who exactly IS the Interceptor?

Is it me, Sean McGee the human playing this?

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And what do you mean "whose MIND I'll inhabit"?

What's this about "NEXT"!?

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Do you mean that weird thing where I can see events that I'm not there for sometimes?

Because I thought those cutscenes were just to broaden the story not me using a long-distance version of Lavender's psychic sight power or seeing through someone else's eyes at the time.

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You keep saying that like it fucking means something.

Are you using grand in the size sense and a nightmare just a big dream?

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Something in relation to me. Apparently I'm some sort of Interceptor?

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Question is what I'm intercepting exactly.

Intercepting means to obstruct or stop something from achieving it's goals...

So just the baddies then? That's who I'm intercepting?

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I do tend to do that a lot...even accidentally when I intercepted Ren's disgusting dream of making Goldenleaf less xenophobic.

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I have yet to meet a mystical-ish character that ever does that.

Beside's he's not going to no matter what we do.

But if you want to start roughing him up again, Aelita.

I'm allllll for that.

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Why?

They seemed...well not happy, but content?

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You haven't really spoken to me though.

You just repeated something cryptic you already cryptically told me.

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Important for later, huh?

I understand that.

They're an alarming shade of blonde.

And this "Father" of theirs sounds a lot like Indriad/Vitus....

Could be his kids from waayyyy before Maria, could be from a timeline where Anathea had twins...

Who the fuck knows anymore?

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A kind heart wouldn't have unleashed Karen back onto the world.

Now I'll have to look over my shoulder every time I shamelessly flirt!

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Oh great.

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Who's planning to kill us (and by that I mean me) this week?

The other co-leader of Bladestar? Another Dimensional Rift? Vampires?

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Some form of Were-Lycanroc?

Is that what's coming next?

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Yes, children.

Everyone gather round so we can hear what's no doubt yet another stupid riddle and not an actual explanation!

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Oh great.

He's rhyming.

This should be productive...

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...

I don't understand the grammar on this one.

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Does it mean that the future will go to shit if they just stand by and do nothing?

Or that they need to see a grim future to create something?

There's definitely a comma missing somewhere in that sentence.

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One of the 8 souls will go "Fuck this" and make their own path in defiance of destiny?

Sounds like the smartest one of the bunch.

So I'm guessing that's me?

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"A path that has already been decided?"

So that one golden guy or gal defying destiny was expected then?

That's rare.

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"A future that I've seen only once before"

...

Madame X said that I wasn't here the first time.

So is there a cycle going on that I wasn't a part of the first time around where everything went to shit because I wasn't there to put out the fires?

Or uh...start the right ones?

...

I guess that means Puppet Master was a part of that timeline and somehow retains his memories of it?

Hmmmm...could that be what I'm supposed to intercept?

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Because Melia and the gang are such amazing fuck-ups that without me the world goes to complete shit?

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God, I hope so.

That'd make me feel pretty vindicated about...well pretty much everything.

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Oh.

Well I guess defying fate's a bit risky no matter what you do.

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Yes it did.

It told us:

Eight souls shine like gold ...
To create a grim future they must behold.
One soul of the eight shall slice down their destiny in two, creating a new path.
A path that already has been decided.
A future I've only seen once before.
A path that will lead the world in a new era of destruction.


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Shit joke aside, does this one tie into the Dual Prophecies of Light and Darkness I read about in the Hidden Library?

The numbers add up...depending on whether the four bad guys have special golden souls too or not.

Haaaghhh...

-
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Better chip this bit of info into the prophecy section of my brain for later use.

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Are any of you at home following this?

I feel like I need to make a "required reading" section for this run.

I can remember MOST details about the game itself but not anything I've said in response to them.

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NARRATOR: Stunned by the idea of actually DOING something with prophetical information, the Puppet Master peaces out like a bitch.

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So to avoid you, my best option is to just get on a boat and keep chasing after the sun?

Can do.

...

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Wait, I went to sleep at 10 a.m!

How is it fucking dawn outside?!

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And why would I think checking these curtains would even tell me that?!

All they ever show is endless darkness!

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Well that's unfortunate.

I was hoping that this'd be the last I'd see of you.

And does "young" imply there are old interceptors?

What happened to them?

...

Or is it just another crack at my character supposedly being a teenager when I'm definitely not?

I ain't going to pretend to be a kid when I'm not one.

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Does this look like the face of a kid to you?

WHAT CHILD LOOKS THIS TIRED!?

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Anything's possible now.

We've already travelled through all of those.

Well not literal space but I'm sure that's somewhere on the horizon.

Or well, over it.

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Hopefully yours so I can get a really embarrassing tattoo on your face and then switch back to mine.

I'd still like to know what exactly you mean by "mind I inhabit."

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You have friends?

...

Are your friends your puppets?

Speaking of, that's what Magneta and Neon were right? Puppets? They didn't act like people.

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Wow.

You're friends with Zetta?

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Pretty lame, dude.

I'd have stuck with the puppets.

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I'm pretty sure if they did bite me I'd end up catching them somehow.

That's just how things seem to be with me and bug types.

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WH-HEY YEAH!

WE DIDN'T FUCKING LEARN ANYTHING HEAR!

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ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS WITH ACTUAL ANSWERS INSTEAD OF CREATING MORE QUESTIONS, DAMMIT!

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ARE YOU ACTUALLY THE DARKRAI GIJINKA!?

BECAUSE THAT'S A SINNOH POKEMON LIKE SPACEA, TIMPEA AND GRISELDA!

AND YOU'RE CLEARLY NOT HUMAN!

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AM I RIGHT?

IT'D MAKE SENSE IF I WAS! AFTER ALL YOU'RE MANIPULATING DREAMS INTO NIGHTMARES!


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IIIIIIIIIIII KKKKKKKNOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW IIIIIIIIIIIIIII'MMMMMMMMMMM RRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHHHHTTTTTTT!!!

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...

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Okay, I overreacted there.

Bright lights tend to make me do that.

...

He's totally a Darkrai in disguise though.

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Oh great.

What cryptic and vague advice are you going to give me now, Darkrai?

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Bewear?

Oh cool, do I get a Bewear?

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...

Well no prizes for guessing who's going to be behind whatever the fuck that is.

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Purgis is like latin for purge, right?

And purge is a removal of something or someone unwanted from someplace...well in broad terms.

Look it up on google if you want more in depth meanings.

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So watch out for the Xen's Purge? But what could they be purging?

Is Madame X bulimic?

...

Or is it more a question of WHO they're purging.

See whenever I think of purge, I associate it with sickness and vomit (and that shit movie series but that also goes under vomit)

But I'm guessing they're using it in more of a...genocidal term...

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And if I you wanted to "purge" a population, what's the best way of doing it without them knowing?

Perhaps an suspicious injection every citizen gets upon entry to GDC?

An injection which was implemented up by a high-ranking member of Team Xen currently acting as mayor perhaps?

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So yeah.

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I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THOSE FUCKING INJECTIONS AND MELIA'S IGNORANCE HAS FUCKING KILLED ME.

Gosh! What a wonderful dream this has been!

We learnt that not blindly taking a "vaccine" because the government said so is ACTUALLY a smart thing to do sometimes!

Who'd have thunk distrusting the government to do anything other than maintain roads and services was a SMART thing to do!?

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Or we WOULD have learned that if Jan wasn't a chicken shit and removed the "evil injection" subplot from future versions of the game due to Covid.

And I think that's the most annoying part.

"Due to Covid".

And NOT because it was fucking retarded to just accept someone sticking you with a needle at a fucking TRAIN STATION.

...

And that's about it from me for today.

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Good night everybody!

...

No, I don't care what time you're reading this.

You have to go to bed IMMEDIATELY after you're done.

Or else you're getting kicked out of the house.

Because I never saw being sent to your room as a punishment.

THAT'S WHERE YOUR BED IS!




This chapter was a huge fucking PAIN to finish and should not have taken as long as it did.

Sooooo many setbacks it's not even funny to explain them all.

I've been looking at this same fucking chapter for so long I'm starting to wish I never played Pokemon in the first place.

And even now that it's done, I'm STILL not completely satisfied with the final product!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 

No-name

Conqueror of the Azalea Gym
Pokédex No.
603
Caught
Jul 31, 2019
Messages
221
Location
Nowhere significant
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
  1. Fighting
  2. Normal
Pokédex Entry
Likes vandalizing school buildings and is quite proud of doing so.
It's there SOMEWHERE. You just gotta belieeeeevvvvveeeee!
No, it is not.
To preserve my sanity.
How can you preserve something that stopped existing years ago?
Was it EVER explained?
Just some throwaway line to a plot point Jan got rid of?
The first question, no.
The second, Idk
Are Claydols only good when I use them?

Because Damocles was a fucking UNIT back in the day...
Desert Prince
I hate to say it but there's some sick individuals out there that would definitely find that image arousing.
Depending on the details I might enjoy it.
Not sure if Levitate would let it avoid it but I'd say it's likely.
Yes it would.
Or maybe I ran into some during the vacation I took. I don't remember.
I think there were some at Mirage Woods
hit joke aside, does this one tie into the Dual Prophecies of Light and Darkness I read about in the Hidden Library?
I'm fairly sure yes.
Well not literal space but I'm sure that's somewhere on the horizon.
If you are using the scientific definiton, walking counts as moving through space.
Speaking of, that's what Magneta and Neon were right? Puppets?
Yeah.

Your theme song would probably be "Attack of the Dead Men".

That is badge number 11, only 7 more to go!
 

No-name

Conqueror of the Azalea Gym
Pokédex No.
603
Caught
Jul 31, 2019
Messages
221
Location
Nowhere significant
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
  1. Fighting
  2. Normal
Pokédex Entry
Likes vandalizing school buildings and is quite proud of doing so.
😬
That man is going to end up in a psyche ward by the end of the. He just can't catch a break can he?
His fate is either
Execution or the new leader of reformed Bladestar
 

Time Master Eon

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
398
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
404
Location
A place beyond space and time
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon switches rapidly between passion and apathy
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That contradicts what Zetta said though.

He said you gathered(absorbed) all their nightmares and dreams and brought them here.
Actually that can be explained. The people I'm Nightmare City are just cycling through a single thought over and over again, he needed you to be lucid when you arrived so you could actually find and talk to him.
 

Sovereign One

The Supreme ruler that never does anything
Pokédex No.
4284
Caught
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
56
Location
In bed
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
  1. Dragon
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't understand sarcasm yet is quite good dishing it out, he always laughs at inappropriate times,
What was the gap between Season 2 and 3 again? Like 5 months?
oh... didn't know you were using real time. So how long will it take in real time to un-stone Veronica?
Didn't Melia FLY to Valor Mountain? On her bullshit Togekiss that can fly wherever she damn well please?
V13 rewrites, there's now an ash cloud covering the top of the mountain... because you can't just fly over an ash cloud.
How does she get up without the weird crystal powder that guy gives the player?
well you said so yourself... bullshit flying togekiss.
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Good shit being that powder there.

Know what that is?

Sacred Fucking Ash.

I don't care that it's got a 4% chance of picking it up.

I WANT it.
so if you DO get her there and dawn grabs multiple sacred ashes... are you going to use them all, or just the once?
"OOOHHH GIANT POKEMON! OHHH THE MAIN VILLAIN IS EVEN MORE MIND-BENDINGLY IDIOTIC THAN MAXIE!
as much as I hate on Rose, I actually think Lysandre is the most idiotic pokemon villain. Rose was worried about a problem that would actually happen (the PROBLEM being it would take a thousand years for it to even be an issue). Lysandre on the other hand was worried about the world becoming "ugly" in his own words, with selfish people who would only make the world uglier while those who he believed to be beautiful would just grow old and die. so what does he do to try and stop this? MASS GENOCIDE OF THE ENTIRE PLANET. He would kill off almost an entire planet and leave nothing but himself and team flare. And the most idiotic part? To join team flare you need a tremendous amount of money (it's been a while since I checked but I think it was like 3 million?). That means that those rich enough to afford becoming a member would usually be the exact same kind of people Lysandre would consider ugly. And he was going to kill everyone... BUT THEM.
Thanks for all your help, Blaziken.

Getting rid of both the physical attackers on the enemy team was a great boon.

You always were my favourite of Aelita's Pokemon.
And mine... although fighting type's are just my favorite in general... to bad she let's almost all of her pokemon go.
Okay...so I just checked Bulbapedia MY POKEDEX and apparently it can also rewrite memories.

So whoever (either Crescent or this Puppet Master guy) erased Val's memory probably has one?

It's pretty likely.

But it's also just as, if not more likely that someone just has that superpower in this game.

Or it's a Garufan spell.

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So many possible alternatives to that nonsense and I bet I'm not going to like a single one...
well, the person who did it HAS a Beheeyem... don't know if they used it to rewrite their memories though since the explanation in V13 had me questioning life itself with how overly complex it got.
Jesus Aelita. Is your Scrafty sick or something?

That was an appallingly amount of damage even with Reflect being up.

And why did you teach it Iron Head in the first place!?

You were hardly going to be using a fucking Dark/Fighting type against Fairies!
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the sensei of sheriden also the gym leader? if that's the case then when she become's sensei (because those who've played the game knows what happened to that idiot Texen) she'll probably want something to at least help against types she's weak against.
WE DIDN'T FUCKING LEARN ANYTHING HEAR!
...please tell me this was a joke after your here/hear ramble.
 
Pokédex No.
927
Caught
Oct 22, 2019
Messages
178
Location
In the library with many good books
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
They/Them
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
A very small trash boy last seen clawing themself out of the gender dumpster.
And with those and the Audino trainer outside, I guessing I'm in for an actual fight and not just that pathetic showing from Zetta?

Perhaps I'll even get a gym badge out of this too?

Please, like Jan would do something productive related to the supposed conceit of this game and the series it's based on... That would involve actually MOVING THE PLOT.

Future Mercury: Well shit was I right on the money with this comment!


A fake area to go with a fake person, perfect. You're exactly where you ought to be, Zetta. You fucking dickhead.

In biblical/trashy modern terms, he's the cruel God to my heroic Lucifer.

I wonder how long it'll be before the fangirls start writing gender-bend tentacle fic of you and Jan? (Look, you made the joke, I just noticed the weird-ass trends in recent fanfic!)


Fuck off, Zetta. You literally exist to be a plot device, so MAKE WITH THE PLOT.

MY GENETICS CURSED ME BY TURNING ME BY MAKING ME TOO SHORT-SIGHTED AND TOO TALL SO IF MY GLASSES FALL OFF MY FACE AND THE FLOOR IS A DARK COLOUR THEY'RE BASICALLY GONE FOREVER!

MOOD, just replace 'tall' with 'so fucking blind that if my contact falls out I have to pray to an uncaring universe that I can find it by touch'. I thankfully haven't PERMANENTLY lost any that way, yet, because schleral contacts are expensive as fuck.

So it all boils down to the most noble of gaming strategies and the most heinous of irl strategies.

Shoot the healer.

Speaking as the only dedicated healer in my Guild, 'shoot the healer' only matters if the team remembers to STAY IN RANGE OF MY HEALING SPELLS. I AM NOT CHASING YOU FUCKS INTO THE BLAST RADIUS OF A BOSS, I AM SQUISHY BECAUSE I'M BUILT TO KEEP YOUR STUPID ASSES ALIVE! *pant* Sorry. Been heavily reminded of why I normally run solo thanks to all the cool Halloween event gear only dropping from bosses.

I think Australia's had enough wood burning to last it a long while after the last few years anyway.

That's a very polite way of saying we keep burning the fuck down because our politicians are getting financial blow jobs from the coal industry.

I have genuniely no idea who those people are.
I think it might have been the sequel that I played for like two hours then gave up.

BE THANKFUL. I cannot over-emphasise how fucking bad it was. It was so bad I kept playing out of a kind of horrified curiosity, I wanted to see how bad it could get, and honestly 'nearly getting the world destroyed because Leonard can't count to FUCKING FIVE' was about the only way they could plausibly have finished it...

Funny you should say minds specifically...because he's out of his.
In a VERY literal sense.

Oh. Oh dear. There's another comment that Bodes.

But I can't fathom WHY she would trust someone who confronted her over her criminal activities and THEN try to recruit that same person. She was attempting to play 4-D chess on a dartboard basically.

I'm stealing this quote for my ever-increasing file of extremely sassy comments.

I don't know...I think if someone woke up from a magical curse coma with a completely different demeanour I'd keep a VERY close eye on them too.
Eldest is ultimately justified in her monitoring too.

Like. Careful observation, yes. But at least give the poor girl the illusion of privacy! I speak from personal experience that when someone's not doing too great mentally, being constantly up in their face does the exact OPPOSITE of help.

So is Zetta girlish or Melia mannish?
That's the REAL question here.

They're both androgynous, obviously.

Huh.
That is a better explanation. Makes more sense for soldiers to duel each other than a massive free-for-all where everyone gets killed either on purpose or collateral damage.

Pokemon Conquest gave me long and serious thoughts about the implications of wars in the Pokeverse...

Which means it's extremely popular with shallow late-teen girls who wear denim jackets all the time.

Yuuuuuuup. Also teenage boys in trenchcoats trying to be 'deep'.


Nooooope. Teleporting creepy jester dudes, that's a HARD NOPE.


They set you up with a fighting type specialist against Psychic trainers? Jan you MONSTER.


Look Jan you're not allowed to use Focus Sash hax UNTIL ENDGAME. Never before! At least PRETEND to understand game balance!

And speaking of focus, Aelita's playing that Focus Sash game too.

She's allowed to, Aelita is too good for this shitty region.

I still don't understand why exactly breaking the mold means ignoring other Pokemon's abilities...

...You know I never stopped to think about it but you're ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. What the actual smeg. I'm so confused now!


YES. SHUCKLE HAX. I LOVE IT.


This game is filled with bullshit, oh Death, and so Sean decided to unleash his and your FULL POWER.

That's...not the best sprite.

It looks like the "fighting spirit" arms are just attached to the ears and elbows instead of floating.

THE BLOCKY SPRITE IN POKEMON QUEST LOOKS BETTER THAN THIS AND THAT GAME IS LITERALLY 'POKEMON RIPS OFF MINECRAFT AESTHETICS.'


Wait what. ...Oh. Oh my god. They made her Properly Competent, not Informed Competent! Someone catch me while I swoon!

Are Claydols only good when I use them?

Because Damocles was a fucking UNIT back in the day...

Claydols are fucking badass as long as you have half an idea of how to use them properly.

AND ISN'T IT SO UNFORTUNATE THAT TWO OF THE BEST PHYSICAL PSYCHIC TYPES ARE ALREADY DEAD?

Aha. Ahahaha. AHAHAHAHAHAHA YES UNLEASH THE BULLSHIT! SHOW THE GAME WHAT YOU THINK OF ITS NONSENSE!


Anyone who even thought of typing a gross reply to this shot, OUT. Leave the thread! This is a (supposedly) human-friendly establishment!


OUT!

WE won.

This is the first double battle where I am willing to say I did not do most of the work.

Aelita... Aelita, you are the best. I can't believe we've finally had a double battle where Sean didn't lose Pokemon to his partner's dumbassery...


...A dude called the Puppet Master manipulating the minds of others, a box that's bigger on the inside... FUCK! Run, run for the goddamn hills! That's a fucking Time Lord!


Fuck you. Just. Fuck you.

Suspicious and flamboyant Harlequin clown is flamboyantly suspicious.

Someone tell Harleen Quinzel that a dickhead is trying to steal her schtick.


If the phrase "I am the Master and you will obey me" or any variation of same leaves your mouth, I'm telling Sean to unleash Death Itself on you.


Fuck you, that's legitimately evil.

CHOKE HIM OUT, AELITA!

FUCK HIM UP! MAKE HIM REGRET EVERY LIFE CHOICE THAT LEAD HIM TO THIS MOMENT!


Being a bit overbearing with your shipping there, creeper.


If one more cryptic motherfucker in this game makes a comment like this I'm going to warp in there and tear apart the code from sheer fucking SPITE!


Finally someone (who isn't us) is asking the important questions! Go Aelita!


See above re: cryptic assholes.


Fuck you Jan fuck you Jan FUCK YOU JAN! This isn't writing! This isn't compelling or interesting! This is your stupid as fuck character lording it over your players because you're just ~oh so smart~ and ~nobody will ever work anything out~ and JUST GIVE SOMEONE A STRAIGHT FUCKING ANSWER!

Steven Moffat is a better writer than you, and he legitimately thought he could get away with an entire hour-long episode based around 'there's nothing under the bed isn't it scary'!

*screeches like a banshee and stomps off to hug a cat to deal with this unspeakably shit 'writing'*


Fuck off. Fuck off forever, you absolute twat.


NO. Fuck off and DIE now please.


THIS LITERALLY MAKES NO SENSE, IT IS ACTUAL GIBBERISH.


Oh fuck off. I swear to Christ if Crescent turns out to be Cresselia murder will be done!


This desperately wants to be a sentence that Bodes, but all it manages to be is a sentence that inflicts eyerolls. You cannot take a German word, slap a little something on the front, and make something menacing. Language does not work that way!

Wow this episode made me irrationally angry... Or more like RATIONALLY angry considering I've dedicated a very large chunk of my life to the art of writing and this episode has seen it abused quite a bit.
 

spikesgirl1

Lugia Worshiper
Pokédex No.
446
Caught
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
87
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Ghost
Easy way to exploit it: make it a movie franchise! It worked for Twilight.

*gasp* I'm super special? Totally taking that as a compliment.

You're a glutton for punishment, Sean, even if you're punishing yourself. :P

Oh, they're clown-like. I thought "Puppet Master" and assumed like a ventriloquist and dummies, personally.

Geez, it really was that far back? It's getting harder to keep track. And uggghhh, Tide Pods are the last thing I wanted reminded of. Stupid, stupid people.

More wasted potential from Game Freak, really. Those sleep animations are so cute that they should use 'em! I never really got why they just slow animations for paralyzed, though. It's literally called "paralyzed" - you'd think they'd be stuck like when they're frozen.

I mean...you made him extend his neck. Could've handed him the cookie instead. :P

Honestly, it's been so long since we'd last seen Aelita that I forgot she even used fighting Pokemon.

Wow! This fight was full of great strategy on your part, Sean (even if Aelita got just over half of the knockouts). And Death Itself was way more beastly than I ever gave him credit for.

I dunno about teaching Rose Iron Defense, but that's mostly 'cause I also play on the offensive (though haven't attempted a full Nuzlocke before so can't relate there).

Haha, Hot Topic is also all about nerdy/edgy shirts, lots of merch for stuff like The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many Funko Pops.

Hm, maybe it's dream logic like in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies? Although, that would only technically apply if you could physically bring the Puppet Master into the real world...

Well, the red is more pink to me, but other than that, you nailed it!

...Okay, this chapter is making me despise the Puppet Master (good) and absolutely love Aelita (better).

I'm...kinda following it? This game has been so exposition-heavy when story bits (important ones) happen that it's difficult to retain everything.
 

poggemonnz

Derp
Pokédex No.
4734
Caught
Jul 2, 2021
Messages
1
idk if im being rude but it seems liek everybody is overreacting lol
cool run tho sean
ill have to keep the shuckle strat in mind 4 my own locke
peace
 
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pikafan96

That Little Yellow Rat
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
2619
Caught
Sep 27, 2020
Messages
139
Location
The middle of nowhere
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dragon
Pokédex Entry
A reclusive creature. Can rarely be seen scavenging for food late at night.
I know your struggle in the untamable hair area.
I've got this stupid double crown that means no matter what my hair will always be untidy. Every time I have to take reaction-shots for this Nuzlocke I have to have a shower a few hours beforehand and flatten it down to keep it manageable. Otherwise I look like Kramer from Seinfeld.
Oof, I feel your pain.
If I don't brush my hair regularly it naturally migrates into a stubborn knot at the back of my head, and it frizzes up if the weather changes too fast.


My surname's fairly rare by Irish standards so it usually requires me spelling it over the phone to people when booking appointments. I can only imagine how hard a French one is for Americans.
No one has ever pronounced it correctly on the first try - no one.
It wouldn't be so bad if one of my ancestor's hadn't have decided to try an "Americanize" it a few generations back. Now it's so bastardized even the french don't know what the hell it's supposed to be. I had a professor that knew french and she was the closest to pronouncing it right, and to be fair she would have been right if it weren't for that one idiot way back in my family tree.


That's it exactly.
Been a long time since I played Fire Red but I KNEW it was familiar.
...
What the fuck IS it in both contexts though? Did Fire Red have ACTUAL fucking magic too!?
I mean, it's a world that has humans with psychic abilities, ghost channelers, and magic beasts that shoot electricity out of their faces.
I'd be more surprised if magic didn't exist.


Yyyyup. She fell into the coma in chapter 60 and here we are at 120.
Really? Did you like re-read it at some point?
I haven't actually re-read any of Part 2 since I posted it originally. The memories are...to painful.
Back in 2019 we had hopes the next decade would be better.
But it turns out to be worse already.
I actually haven't re-read it, I think my mind is just desperately holding onto that year because it's right before my life and the world in general started spiraling out of control.
So it just feels like it was yesterday; as a coping mechanism.


I don't know what you mean, I had a riveting conversation about farming with Naruto the other night.
I think? I rarely remember what people say in dreams. Or if I ever read anything in them.
The only reason I remember being able to read in that specific dream was because I had a moment of realization where I went "huh, I thought you couldn't read in dreams" and then I woke up immediately after.
To be fair it was just a book that was listing off days of the week, so it was probably easy enough for my mind to conjure.


But if it bothers you so much, I'll make Lullaby cuter with some very small adjustments.
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See?
With slightly bigger eyes and little eyelash things, Hypno looks much cuter!
Nope, does not help at all.
In fact the close-up on her face makes it seem like she's staring directly into my soul.
Thanks for that.


Wait, MOST of your dream have been like that? Jesus, that sounds like the start of a horror video game plot.
"Tormented by her dreams, Pika returns to her childhood home in search of answers but...not all is as it seems!"
The desert highway one doesn't sound so bad. As long as you're driving because if your car breaks down that's immediately a nightmare.
Yup, for as far back as I can remember there's always been a persistent fog and I'm almost always being hunted by something; sometimes the location varies but those two things are pretty much consistent.
I think in the driving dreams the car only broke down once, and even then I just started walking instead of driving. They are pretty relaxing, they only turn creepy if the dream started out as one of my "something is hunting you in the fog" dreams.


Can't help but notice there's somehow a Janogram machine here.

Along with a PC and a healing machine.

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And with those and the Audino trainer outside, I guessing I'm in for an actual fight and not just that pathetic showing from Zetta?

Perhaps I'll even get a gym badge out of this too?
Hm... so how would that even work?
Is there some sort of freaky magic at play here where this is more akin to an alternate dimension than a figment of your imagination? Or are you gonna get screwed out of a badge?


However legitimate a dream badge would even be...

...

I suppose it's no worse than the one I got from a magic time travelling little girl in her magic time travelling mansion...

*Sigh*
Oh, right - I forgot what game this was for a second.
Well I guess we got another one to add to the "I don't understand how you're a Gym Leader" pile.


And what's this about two Puppet Masters?

I thought it was THE Puppet Master?
Double battle? I think I remember this one being a double battle?
I also think I remember it not being too tough?


Oh yeah, that was it.
I just let them wail on Aelita while I picked them off.


Literally go pick any song from this channel.

It's got an absurd amount of music box themes on it.
Oh, neat! I picked this one.
I used to get lost so often while Surfing in these games as a kid that his song still haunts me to this very day!
... It still haunts me.


Oh okay.

The game's graphics are bugging out because this is a new laptop.

Which is why the text boxes are see through again.

...

At least I THINK that's the problem.

But whatever I'll just edit this image a little in Photoshop aaaand...
I feel that pain.
All I can say is thank god for editing software!


It's probably changed though.

We've come a long way since I last fought her.

The starting image for that battle dates back to..."Tuesday ‎11 ‎July ‎2017, ‏‎16:33:00"

Wow. four years and almost a hundred chapters ago.

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Back in those halcyon days of our youths eh, audience?

Back before stupid fucking kids started eating Tide Pods which no doubt led to the madhouse society we have now.
... Dear god that was four years ago. I wasn't even in college four years ago (I graduated High School late).
Please stop mentioning the passage of time, I can't deal with the concept of getting older :ohdear:


Anyway I think if stat boosting moves did that it'd be pretty cool.

Like String Shot has the enemy Pokemon covered in more and more webs or Bulk Up actually makes the Pokemon bigger? Like I did that one joke I did with Bluster?

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Or even the Light Screen that Aelita has just mercilessly broken to pieces.
I wish they would do that. With moves like Light Screen or Reflect they wouldn't even need to make a new animation either! Just throw in a semi-see-through wall in front of your team and you're done!
Barely any work would be involved.


Normally I'd photoshop in some effects or something but I have no idea how I'd do that with a move called "Psyche Terror".

It's not even in the game anymore anyway.

Another thing mercilessly killed by V13.
Wait... did Jan remove all his custom moves, or just specifically this one?


Now let's see how these puppet fucks deal with the power of...

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DEATH ITSELF!

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Otherwise known as my little Shuckle.
Oh ho... I think I see where this one is going.


Looks aside I'm very worried about this thing attacking with Pure Power boosting i-

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HAHAHAHA!
Holy shit! Aelita is on a roll!
This just goes to show that she deserves the title of best girl - hell yeah!


WITH THE POWER OF POWER TRICK!

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON HIS GLORIOUSLY MUSCLED F-

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Okay, that's funny.
You stuck his head on a muscular body - I like it, it's amusing.


FEAST YOUR EYES!

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AND YOU ALSO EDITED A SPRITE FOR HIM AS WELL!?
Now that's dedication, and super impressive!


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And more importantly ONLY switched Attack and Defense.

His Special Defense is still sky-high.

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AND ISN'T IT SO UNFORTUNATE THAT TWO OF THE BEST PHYSICAL PSYCHIC TYPES ARE ALREADY DEAD?
THERE IT IS!
The good ol' Power Trick Shuckle; always a joy to see.


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...

Could have sworn I replace that with Bright Powder...
Alright, that settles it.
Death Itself is now one of my favorite of your Pokemon - he is simply a gem and must survive.


That's got to be the one coolest named abilities out there.

Shame it's...kinda useless.

Really only good for a Heavy Slam + Metal Coat attack.
Wait. Metal Coat makes your Pokemon heavier when they're holding it? I thought it just boosted steel-type attacks!
... I guess you learn something new everyday.


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I don't...actually know how to use this.

I've never actually used an Elixer before. Never really HAD to before.
Ah, PP healing items. Schrodinger's Item. While in the bag they both exist and don't exist at the same time.
Legend has it that no one has actually ever used one before - until now at least.


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Now, now, D.I. don't be too hard on Lucario for his MASSIVE and HUMILIATING failure.
Aw, don't bully the poor thing too much - Musharna are bulky as hell.
Obnoxiously so...


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Oh don't pout. You did good, bud.

You've earned your spot in the Derogatory history books for sure now!

And not as a footnote like so many others of my barely used Pokemon!

At LEAST three full pages!
As I've always said; Shuckle are terrifying Pokemon - you'll go down in the history books for this one little buddy!
Congrats on the flawless victory by the way, that battle genuinely couldn't have gone any better.


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...

Well that's a pose.
I'm sorry, but this was the only thing I could think of when I saw him laying like that.


Now let's go to Hot Topic.

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My studded armband doesn't have as many studs as I wanted.

...

I've also never been to a Hot Topic and this is literally all I know about them.
Hot Topics aren't actually just emo/punk attire! They're also filled to the brim with Anime stuff.
The one my sister used to go to has a whole wall comprised entirely of Funko Pops.


God, do I hate double battles in Nuzlockes though. Most of my losses in every run come from those things.
If I had the power I would ban them entirely.
Don't we suffer enough!?


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who would have thought that the Puppetmaster was really just a hardcore SeanXAelita shipper the whole time!
It's always the ones you least expect...


Also that Red, Green and Purple are my favourite Starburst flavours.

Anyone who likes Orange flavoured anything is evil and should be shot on sight.
... What are your thoughts on the yellow ones?


Question is what I'm intercepting exactly.

Intercepting means to obstruct or stop something from achieving it's goals...

So just the baddies then? That's who I'm intercepting?
Hm... so are you just supposed be an obstacle then?
I mean, look at what you do on a daily basis. You pretty much just serve to constantly stand in the way of the bad guy of the week's plans. Even if you don't always win you still managed to stall and/or force them to change plans.
So maybe you are quite literally just supposed to be the immovable object to their unstoppable force.
Or something like that at least - that's my guess.


"A future that I've seen only once before"

...

Madame X said that I wasn't here the first time.

So is there a cycle going on that I wasn't a part of the first time around where everything went to shit because I wasn't there to put out the fires?

Or uh...start the right ones?

...

I guess that means Puppet Master was a part of that timeline and somehow retains his memories of it?

Hmmmm...could that be what I'm supposed to intercept?
This only adds to my theory!
You weren't there to be a nuisance the other cycle(s?) so their plans succeeded unhindered. Now you're here though and they need to get through you!
My guess you're just supposed to "intercept" the end of the world? Or maybe just Team Xen? ... Arceus?
I guess we'll find out eventually.


Okay, I get this meaning of this word is scary - pretty much means that Team Xen are going to purge something, likely all life on the planet considering their boss has Yveltal.
But this word just looks so dumb.


This chapter was a huge fucking PAIN to finish and should not have taken as long as it did.

Sooooo many setbacks it's not even funny to explain them all.

I've been looking at this same fucking chapter for so long I'm starting to wish I never played Pokemon in the first place.

And even now that it's done, I'm STILL not completely satisfied with the final product!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Hey man, I feel your pain. For what it's worth though it came out really well and I can tell you put a lot of work into it.
As far as I'm concerned it was worth the wait :3:

Also, while I'm here.
His fate is either
Execution or the new leader of reformed Bladestar
Jesus Christ! My man just can't catch a break...
 

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Jeez what a long chapter.

Well reaction time... except not. Again gonna try to not overwhelm Sean but no promises.
Now I want to go on record and say that I have a lot more faith in Aelita than I do anyone else on the Sean Squad. She'd easily be second in command if I didn't desperately hold onto any possible form of control I can have over my life.

As we all should. Clearly Aelita is the only one who manages to pull some weight of the protagonist back of stuff to deal with.
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CRITICAL THINKING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
INDEED
also funny gif is funny
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Speaking of...

Say hello to Stage One of my new bold and daring strategy! (Which in layman's terms means untested and unproven.)

Otherwise known as Kunai!

Welcome back Kunai. Go gen 3 representation
Sacred Fucking Ash.

I don't care that it's got a 4% chance of picking it up.

I WANT it.

...

Leftovers too.

But I THINK I can get those from Wild Munchlax on Honey Trees so I might get it that way instead.

Whichever's faster.

So if i remember correctly thats an actual revive you can use... my question is if its 1 pokemon usage or multiple?
and who would be coming back?
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You know...why is it that they don't keep the copies out for the whole fight?

Kunai just used Double Team and created two afterimages.

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Why don't they stay out like in the anime instead of disappearing back inside her?

How does that make it look like she's harder to hit?
So freaking true. They kinda just fizzle out and im like why...
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DEATH ITSELF!

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Otherwise known as my little Shuckle.

Oh shit. The puppet master is in trouble.

Right.

Long story short, we're in the dream world right now fighting two puppets so we can get to their master and interrogate him for...information?

Honestly, I don't really know why I'M here other than a blonde midget told me about it.

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Eh. I'll tell you later. And it's your first battle because I have need of your skills.

Specifically your ridiculously high defense and special defense.

Don't worry death itself. you will get used to it in no time.
Ick.

That's...not the best sprite.

It looks like the "fighting spirit" arms are just attached to the ears and elbows instead of floating.

Looks aside I'm very worried about this thing attacking with Pure Power boosting i-

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HAHAHAHA!

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BUT I GUESS THOSE WORRIES DON'T MATTER ONE FUCKING BIT ANYMORE!

AELITA FUCKING NUKED IT!

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Oh man...she's on fire today!

It's 3/12 so far. But that was the plan all along.

Aelita being Aelita. Clearly being the best girl and BEST TAG PARTNER this game offers to the protagonists.
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Thanks for all your help, Blaziken.

Getting rid of both the physical attackers on the enemy team was a great boon.

You always were my favourite of Aelita's Pokemon.

As it should be ~~clearly not a blaziken fan speaking~~
Anyway...

FEAST YOUR EYES!

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Congrats!

You're no longer a noodle and were 65% of the reason this chapter took over two weeks to upload!

Both thing to be proud of!

...

Probably!

Holy molly. You got jacked Death
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I don't...actually know how to use this.

I've never actually used an Elixer before. Never really HAD to before.

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Is it like a drink though?

Or is it a spray?

TRAINER TIPS NEVER PREPARED ME FOR THIS!

its sim-yeah im not gonna lie im not sure how this one works? do you cut the big orange part on top?
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Sweet dreams, motherfucker.

There we go.

That's the one.

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Ah fuck!

Did we miss our chance?!

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Oh! Well great!

And what's also great is that I won!

No...

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WE won.

This is the first double battle where I am willing to say I did not do most of the work.

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So congrats Aelita and thank you for doing 6/11ths of the work.

I wouldn't mind doing this again with you sometime.
Firslty congrats on not making a victory quote not cringe
secondly well done giving Aelita part of the glory as the only member of the main squad of trainers who deserves it XD
thirdly Oh i do think there will be a 2nd time for this kind of thing

Welp that's all folks. Let's hope these aren't too much reactions so Derogaroty doesn't get overwhelmed.
 

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well crap... a sidequest Sean/Derogatory trainer ain't doing because the admins don't want to force players to backtrack.
 

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well crap... a sidequest Sean/Derogatory trainer ain't doing because the admins don't want to force players to backtrack.
Getting real fucking sick of this shit now.
So I quit.
Again.
The new canon is I died in my sleep goodbye.
Also Talon has the Tumblr OC disease so that's even more points against it.
 

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Getting real fucking sick of this shit now.
So I quit.
Again.
The new canon is I died in my sleep goodbye.
Also Talon has the Tumblr OC disease so that's even more points against it.
Wait you quit !!????!!!

😰😰😰😰
 

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*yaaaawn*

My, that was a good two week nap.

I had a wonderful dream about Aelita and...and...

...

Aaaaand it's gone.

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Oh well, I'm sure it wasn't important.

Dreams aren't real and have no bearing on the real world after all!

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Ahhhh...the good ol' real world that I am in right now.

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A world where I 100% wake up with a stretch and a smile as I just showed.

And I definitely don't moan in pain as several joints reluctantly wake up one by one.

No-ho-ho sir!

...

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Why is there a playing card on me?

...

Rose?

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There wasn't any ILLEGAL gambling going on while I was asleep, right?

Because that's the only thing I can think of after finding this card here.

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Rose...?

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...

Are you lying to me Rose?

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Well...aside from you telling me just there with your over the top reaction, you KNOW I'd never do lame magic tricks like the ones with cards!

Pulling coins out from behind people's ears though?

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That's where the money is.

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...

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"Oh ho" indeed.

Now let's go, we've kept the audience waiting long enough.

Roll the replies!

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Derogatory Trainer said:
It's there SOMEWHERE. You just gotta belieeeeevvvvveeeee!
No, it is not.
Well I BELIEVE it is.
How can you preserve something that stopped existing years ago?
If it stopped existing I wouldn't be complaining so much about this game, would I?
I'd revel in it's nonsense.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Was it EVER explained?
Just some throwaway line to a plot point Jan got rid of?
The first question, no.
The second, Idk
Those are pretty much the answers I get about most of Rejuvenation so no biggie.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Are Claydols only good when I use them?

Because Damocles was a fucking UNIT back in the day...
Desert Prince
Eh...That's not a Base Claydol so it doesn't count.
Was a tanky pain in the ass though.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I hate to say it but there's some sick individuals out there that would definitely find that image arousing.
Depending on the details I might enjoy it.
SICK.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Not sure if Levitate would let it avoid it but I'd say it's likely.
Yes it would.
Really?
Huh. Would have thought it would still effect it like Stealth Rock does since nobody gets stuck on webs on the ground, y'know?
They always walk INTO them as they're hanging from something.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Or maybe I ran into some during the vacation I took. I don't remember.
I think there were some at Mirage Woods.
*Corta Forest

Derogatory Trainer said:
hit joke aside, does this one tie into the Dual Prophecies of Light and Darkness I read about in the Hidden Library?
I'm fairly sure yes.
God I hate prophecies.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Well not literal space but I'm sure that's somewhere on the horizon.
If you are using the scientific definition, walking counts as moving through space.
I don't think that's the scientific definition.
Sounds more like the technical, nitpicky one.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Speaking of, that's what Magneta and Neon were right? Puppets?
Yeah.
They could have AT LEAST done the Muppet Show intro for me.
Instead of just "hehe" then leave.

Your theme song would probably be "Attack of the Dead Men".

That is badge number 11, only 7 more to go!
I can see where you're coming from there but I don't think it's campy enough.
This IS a comedy series at the end of the day.
Personally, I think this one is more accurate for what I do in the region and how useless everyone else is:
And for fun here's one roughly describing my political rise to Champion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyiavl1KerM&ab_channel=ValueSelect

His fate is either
Execution or the new leader of reformed Bladestar
So either execution by Cassandra or execution by me.
Because I'm not tolerating this "reforming Bladestar" shit.
That's like Osama Bin Laden's accountant brother taking over Al-Qaeda and saying he'll reform it.
No fucking way would anyone trust that even if it's sincere on his part.
He can reform the former grunts of Bladestar but the organisation dies with Flora.
(who for some reason wasn't executed immediately like Florin was?)
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That contradicts what Zetta said though.

He said you gathered(absorbed) all their nightmares and dreams and brought them here.
Actually that can be explained. The people I'm Nightmare City are just cycling through a single thought over and over again, he needed you to be lucid when you arrived so you could actually find and talk to him.
Ahhhh I see.
So having the Nightmare Medallion makes you lucid in this world then?
Gotcha.
Derogatory Trainer said:
What was the gap between Season 2 and 3 again? Like 5 months?
oh... didn't know you were using real time. So how long will it take in real time to un-stone Veronica?
Never hopefully but real-time only counts for me since I'M real, you dope.
Real-time doesn't affect these eternally young bastards. They only operate on game-time.
Did you not see the images of my dangling over a volcano in the Season 2 finale?
That wasn't photoshopped. I jumped into actual open volcano for my art.
Because I care about you all SO much.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Didn't Melia FLY to Valor Mountain? On her bullshit Togekiss that can fly wherever she damn well please?
V13 rewrites, there's now an ash cloud covering the top of the mountain... because you can't just fly over an ash cloud.
Well at least he made SOME attempt to explain it but as far as this Nuzlocke is concerned V13 isn't canon.
Why didn't she just...blow it away like Ash and friends do all the time to Team Rocket's smoke clouds?
Or literally blow a hole through it with Aura Sphere?


Derogatory Trainer said:
How does she get up without the weird crystal powder that guy gives the player?
well you said so yourself... bullshit flying togekiss.
Yeah but don't some entrances not appear unless you do the switch? V13 could have changed all that though.
Still fucking annoying though.
That Togekiss being able to bypass every HM because it's Melia's.
I hope it dies.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Good shit being that powder there.

Know what that is?

Sacred Fucking Ash.

I don't care that it's got a 4% chance of picking it up.

I WANT it.
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so if you DO get her there and dawn grabs multiple sacred ashes... are you going to use them all, or just the once?
Probably just the once. I'm not going to go hunting for it specifically though.
...
And if I did have one I'd probably save it for Rose or MAYBE Caesar.
I've been doing well keeping them alive so far so I might not even need it.


Derogatory Trainer said:
"OOOHHH GIANT POKEMON! OHHH THE MAIN VILLAIN IS EVEN MORE MIND-BENDINGLY IDIOTIC THAN MAXIE!
as much as I hate on Rose, I actually think Lysandre is the most idiotic pokemon villain. Rose was worried about a problem that would actually happen (the PROBLEM being it would take a thousand years for it to even be an issue). Lysandre on the other hand was worried about the world becoming "ugly" in his own words, with selfish people who would only make the world uglier while those who he believed to be beautiful would just grow old and die. so what does he do to try and stop this? MASS GENOCIDE OF THE ENTIRE PLANET. He would kill off almost an entire planet and leave nothing but himself and team flare. And the most idiotic part? To join team flare you need a tremendous amount of money (it's been a while since I checked but I think it was like 3 million?). That means that those rich enough to afford becoming a member would usually be the exact same kind of people Lysandre would consider ugly. And he was going to kill everyone... BUT THEM.
Actually angered me for a moment there, but then I remembered Rose was the name of the fat Tony Stark guy.
I don't think you can really compare the two.
Lysandre was a fucking nutcase even by Pokemon villain standards. Him and Cyrus are in a league of their own because despite being nutcases their plan would have worked the way they intended unlike Maxie and Archie.
Rose is completely sane but an impatient idiot, Leon even agreed to help him but the fucker couldn't wait a DAY to solve the problem that'll arise in 1000 years. 1000 years where anything could have happened in the meantime to solve it.
Team Flare is definitely a cult. Imagine paying 3 million to be a Grunt. Just sad.
They're very similar to Team Galactic. Pretty telling that both the leaders of those teams are the only ones that end up dying.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Thanks for all your help, Blaziken.

Getting rid of both the physical attackers on the enemy team was a great boon.

You always were my favourite of Aelita's Pokemon.
And mine... although fighting type's are just my favorite in general... to bad she let's almost all of her pokemon go.
Yeah, when she said she was keeping the Hawlucha of all Pokemon I was surprised.
I always thought of Blaziken as her signature due to the whole being a starter and getting a Mega-Evolution later on.
Poor, poor Blaziken...


Derogatory Trainer said:
Okay...so I just checked Bulbapedia MY POKEDEX and apparently it can also rewrite memories.

So whoever (either Crescent or this Puppet Master guy) erased Val's memory probably has one?

It's pretty likely.

But it's also just as, if not more likely that someone just has that superpower in this game.

Or it's a Garufan spell.

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So many possible alternatives to that nonsense and I bet I'm not going to like a single one...
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well, the person who did it HAS a Beheeyem... don't know if they used it to rewrite their memories though since the explanation in V13 had me questioning life itself with how overly complex it got.
Yeah. I've heard that too.
That a lot of the V13 story plot is needlessly overcomplicated and uses super special nonsense machines instead of just using a Pokemon that could do the same. For a Pokemon game, Rejuvenation has a REAL fucking problem actually USING Pokemon in their story.
That's all I was told by someone who played ahead.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Jesus Aelita. Is your Scrafty sick or something?

That was an appallingly amount of damage even with Reflect being up.

And why did you teach it Iron Head in the first place!?

You were hardly going to be using a fucking Dark/Fighting type against Fairies!
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the sensei of sheriden also the gym leader? if that's the case then when she become's sensei (because those who've played the game knows what happened to that idiot Texen) she'll probably want something to at least help against types she's weak against.
I don't think it was originally, just that the Sensei is usually the strongest trainer in the area. The Pokemon League had absolutely no fucking right to give him Kenneth's house though. It wasn't the gym after all. He had his battles in his front lawn.
I know what you mean but she should have gotten a better Pokemon for that. Not one that's 4x weak to Fairy.
Scrafty is a great psychic killer but she should have left the Fairies to Lucario.


Derogatory Trainer said:
WE DIDN'T FUCKING LEARN ANYTHING HEAR!
...please tell me this was a joke after your here/hear ramble.
I see you've discovered the...uh...hidden joke!
Congratulations!
Your prize is making me feel bad.
Derogatory Trainer said:
And with those and the Audino trainer outside, I guessing I'm in for an actual fight and not just that pathetic showing from Zetta?

Perhaps I'll even get a gym badge out of this too?

Please, like Jan would do something productive related to the supposed conceit of this game and the series it's based on... That would involve actually MOVING THE PLOT.

Future Mercury: Well shit was I right on the money with this comment!
I'll assume you meant "concept" because I'm not seeing how this game is conceited.
But hey! Plot technically moved!
I get the Gym Badge when I wake up, don't worry.



A fake area to go with a fake person, perfect. You're exactly where you ought to be, Zetta. You fucking dickhead.
Wow. That's pretty offensive to clones man.
You'll start a clone civil rights movement if you're not careful.
Although it's illegal to make one in the first place, so you don't have to worry.
...
Actually it's apparently illegal to do it on PURPOSE so I guess if you make a clone and say "Whoops!" you're free of any legal problems.


Derogatory Trainer said:
In biblical/trashy modern terms, he's the cruel God to my heroic Lucifer.

I wonder how long it'll be before the fangirls start writing gender-bend tentacle fic of you and Jan? (Look, you made the joke, I just noticed the weird-ass trends in recent fanfic!)
...
Why...would they make that?
Like I know they're fucking freaks but wouldn't the genderbend part appeal more to men anyway? Aren't they big on the whole yaoi thing? It's either that or "pretty but somehow unpopular girl meets deep handsome older boy who's really fit but not on any sports team because jocks suck XD!"



Fuck off, Zetta. You literally exist to be a plot device, so MAKE WITH THE PLOT.
Careful, you're starting to sound like No-Name when I do sidequests.

Derogatory Trainer said:
MY GENETICS CURSED ME BY TURNING ME BY MAKING ME TOO SHORT-SIGHTED AND TOO TALL SO IF MY GLASSES FALL OFF MY FACE AND THE FLOOR IS A DARK COLOUR THEY'RE BASICALLY GONE FOREVER!

MOOD, just replace 'tall' with 'so fucking blind that if my contact falls out I have to pray to an uncaring universe that I can find it by touch'. I thankfully haven't PERMANENTLY lost any that way, yet, because schleral contacts are expensive as fuck.
Well I'm fairly blind in general too. Need to be within 15 cms to read these words clearly on my computer. The tall joke was just funnier.
Ever considered the laser eye surgery? I haven't because I'm still getting over the disappointment of being told that they actually don't let me shoot lasers out of my eyes when I was 10.


Derogatory Trainer said:
So it all boils down to the most noble of gaming strategies and the most heinous of irl strategies.

Shoot the healer.

Speaking as the only dedicated healer in my Guild, 'shoot the healer' only matters if the team remembers to STAY IN RANGE OF MY HEALING SPELLS. I AM NOT CHASING YOU FUCKS INTO THE BLAST RADIUS OF A BOSS, I AM SQUISHY BECAUSE I'M BUILT TO KEEP YOUR STUPID ASSES ALIVE! *pant* Sorry. Been heavily reminded of why I normally run solo thanks to all the cool Halloween event gear only dropping from bosses.
"Ah the classic angry healer rant. Is CLEARLY only jealous of the Assassin/DPS dealer and how cool they are doing all the attacks" - Some MMO player probably

Derogatory Trainer said:
I think Australia's had enough wood burning to last it a long while after the last few years anyway.
That's a very polite way of saying we keep burning the fuck down because our politicians are getting financial blow jobs from the coal industry.
Who's politicians aren't at this point?
I'd suggest burning them all but I don't think that specific method would help my case.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I have genuniely no idea who those people are.
I think it might have been the sequel that I played for like two hours then gave up.

BE THANKFUL. I cannot over-emphasise how fucking bad it was. It was so bad I kept playing out of a kind of horrified curiosity, I wanted to see how bad it could get, and honestly 'nearly getting the world destroyed because Leonard can't count to FUCKING FIVE' was about the only way they could plausibly have finished it...
Jesus Christ.
It's actually impressive that they could keep making it worse and worse like that.
God do I hate idiot protagonists.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Funny you should say minds specifically...because he's out of his.
In a VERY literal sense.

Oh. Oh dear. There's another comment that Bodes.
Honestly, it's so fucking ridiculous a concept I can't even begin to hint at it properly.

Derogatory Trainer said:
But I can't fathom WHY she would trust someone who confronted her over her criminal activities and THEN try to recruit that same person. She was attempting to play 4-D chess on a dartboard basically.

I'm stealing this quote for my ever-increasing file of extremely sassy comments.
Go ahead. I've got plenty in reserve.

Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't know...I think if someone woke up from a magical curse coma with a completely different demeanour I'd keep a VERY close eye on them too.
Eldest is ultimately justified in her monitoring too.

Like. Careful observation, yes. But at least give the poor girl the illusion of privacy! I speak from personal experience that when someone's not doing too great mentally, being constantly up in their face does the exact OPPOSITE of help.
True but were they by chance POSSESSED BY DEEEEEMONS!?!?!
...
OR WHATEVER THE FUCK HAPPENS IN THIS CHAPTER!?


Derogatory Trainer said:
So is Zetta girlish or Melia mannish?
That's the REAL question here.

They're both androgynous, obviously.
Don't know about that.
I feel if you slapped them in the chest your hand would bounce off of Melia.
Because there's one official artwork who's angle makes her breasts look massive compared to the other artworks of her.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Huh.
That is a better explanation. Makes more sense for soldiers to duel each other than a massive free-for-all where everyone gets killed either on purpose or collateral damage.
Pokemon Conquest gave me long and serious thoughts about the implications of wars in the Pokeverse...
Really?
The only thoughts that game gave me was "So this region is just full of Weeb LARPers then?"
Like I thought it was set "Back in the old days" but nope. Modern fucking era.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Which means it's extremely popular with shallow late-teen girls who wear denim jackets all the time.

Yuuuuuuup. Also teenage boys in trenchcoats trying to be 'deep'.
Ugh. Nothing worse than teenagers being "deep", like they're the first idiot to have some abstract thought.
Glad I was never like that.



Nooooope. Teleporting creepy jester dudes, that's a HARD NOPE.
True but if I had to pick some form of medieval teleporting attacker me, I'd probably go with jesters.
...
Well really I'd go with princesses but it's very rarely good publicity to deck a girl in a frilly dress.



They set you up with a fighting type specialist against Psychic trainers? Jan you MONSTER.
Eh. He's done worse.
And will do worse.



Look Jan you're not allowed to use Focus Sash hax UNTIL ENDGAME. Never before! At least PRETEND to understand game balance!
Nothing is off-limits in these types of fan-games.
"Balance" is something for the WEAK.
...
Really fucking annoying I can't do the same back to them though.
But I GUESS it's their way of compensating for me having an actual brain and not lines of code.



Derogatory Trainer said:
And speaking of focus, Aelita's playing that Focus Sash game too.

She's allowed to, Aelita is too good for this shitty region.
Can't have one without the other unfortunately.
But if she were in a saner region I don't know if she'd stand out as much.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I still don't understand why exactly breaking the mold means ignoring other Pokemon's abilities...

...You know I never stopped to think about it but you're ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. What the actual smeg. I'm so confused now!
I'm going to go with my own personal theory of; "The enemy Pokemon is in such utter awe and feeling such insecurity that it forgets to use its own Ability".

Derogatory Trainer said:
That's...not the best sprite.

It looks like the "fighting spirit" arms are just attached to the ears and elbows instead of floating.

THE BLOCKY SPRITE IN POKEMON QUEST LOOKS BETTER THAN THIS AND THAT GAME IS LITERALLY 'POKEMON RIPS OFF MINECRAFT AESTHETICS.'I can't believe I actually memory holed Pokemon Quest.
Completely forgot about it.
Like I imagine most other people did.



Wait what. ...Oh. Oh my god. They made her Properly Competent, not Informed Competent! Someone catch me while I swoon!
Well...it doesn't take a genius to use a fucking flying move on a fighting type.


Anyone who even thought of typing a gross reply to this shot, OUT. Leave the thread! This is a (supposedly) human-friendly establishment!
I should probably leave then.
My first thought was "I BET THAT'S NOT THE ONLY STICKY THING GARDEVOIRS GET COVERED IN HUEHUEHUEHUE".
But luckily my second thought was, "Nah, I should probably shame the pokephiles for their degeneracy as usual."



This one didn't have any degeneracy involved because I don't think anyone could possibly find Grumpig attractive.
It's a purple pig.
Like with Gardevoir I can SEE where those freaks come from since it's very...woman-shaped but not Grumpig.


Derogatory Trainer said:
WE won.

This is the first double battle where I am willing to say I did not do most of the work.

Aelita... Aelita, you are the best. I can't believe we've finally had a double battle where Sean didn't lose Pokemon to his partner's dumbassery...
...
I'm trying to think of a time we didn't...
I didn't lose anyone in the few Double Battles I've had with Melia oddly enough.


...A dude called the Puppet Master manipulating the minds of others, a box that's bigger on the inside... FUCK! Run, run for the goddamn hills! That's a fucking Time Lord!
I'll just throw a couple of aspirin at him.
Problem solved...
Until it's revealed that it was all a highly convoluted scheme involving me THINKING I killed him but was actually an alternate universe duplicate from a dimension where Time Lords never developed the allergic reaction to aspirin.
...
I don't like Doctor Who stories very much. The concept is cool though.




Fuck you. Just. Fuck you.
"No pain, no gain." - Pokemon Rejuvenation
Sadly the inverse isn't true.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Suspicious and flamboyant Harlequin clown is flamboyantly suspicious.

Someone tell Harleen Quinzel that a dickhead is trying to steal her schtick.
And someone please shoot them both so I don't have to see either of them ever again.


If the phrase "I am the Master and you will obey me" or any variation of same leaves your mouth, I'm telling Sean to unleash Death Itself on you.
Why didn't Doctor Who ever just go "lol no" in response?


Fuck you, that's legitimately evil.
It's just a prank, bro.
I don't think he's actually DONE anything like this either.
At least it never got mentioned if he did.



FUCK HIM UP! MAKE HIM REGRET EVERY LIFE CHOICE THAT LEAD HIM TO THIS MOMENT!
"BUT FIRST HAVE HIM EXPLAIN THOSE CHOICES BECAUSE I'M KIND OF CURIOUS WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING WITH THIS NIGHTMARE WORLD!"


Being a bit overbearing with your shipping there, creeper.
KEEP IT UP PUPPET MASTER!
SHE HAS TO BE WITH ME ALONE...OR ELSE!



If one more cryptic motherfucker in this game makes a comment like this I'm going to warp in there and tear apart the code from sheer fucking SPITE!
You'll run out of spite before this game is done.
Even I wouldn't be able to match the amount of sneaky "haha I know stuff you don't" left in this game.



Finally someone (who isn't us) is asking the important questions! Go Aelita!
Seems the one thing I have in common with these characters is their questions don't get answered well either.



Fuck you Jan fuck you Jan FUCK YOU JAN! This isn't writing! This isn't compelling or interesting! This is your stupid as fuck character lording it over your players because you're just ~oh so smart~ and ~nobody will ever work anything out~ and JUST GIVE SOMEONE A STRAIGHT FUCKING ANSWER!

Steven Moffat is a better writer than you, and he legitimately thought he could get away with an entire hour-long episode based around 'there's nothing under the bed isn't it scary'!

*screeches like a banshee and stomps off to hug a cat to deal with this unspeakably shit 'writing'*
Whoa now, Mercury.
Let's not say something we can't take back.
Calling him worse than Steven Moffat is too far even for me.
Besides, I really wouldn't want to find out what Team Xen's true goal is from a strange vaudeville imp I met in a dream.
That sentence is TOO retarded become true.




THIS LITERALLY MAKES NO SENSE, IT IS ACTUAL GIBBERISH.
It's actually VERY obvious if you're as sophisticated and well-learned as me...

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He's OBVIOUSLY warning us about the rise of the androids and how Sakitron will be the end of us all!


Oh fuck off. I swear to Christ if Crescent turns out to be Cresselia murder will be done!
I'd prefer her to be a Cresselia myself.
Then at least SOMETHING in this plot would be Pokemon related.



This desperately wants to be a sentence that Bodes, but all it manages to be is a sentence that inflicts eyerolls. You cannot take a German word, slap a little something on the front, and make something menacing. Language does not work that way!

Wow this episode made me irrationally angry... Or more like RATIONALLY angry considering I've dedicated a very large chunk of my life to the art of writing and this episode has seen it abused quite a bit.
BEWAAAAAARE THE SEANDENFREUDE!
That's true but it's better than whatever broken Latin the Arceus cultists in Reborn chant. Besides it's probably just some edgy codename Madame X came up with while waiting in line for a Shadow the Hedgehog panel.

While I'd LOVE to reassure you that it gets better...
It never really does.
There are some gems hidden in the rough at least. But that's about it.

Easy way to exploit it: make it a movie franchise! It worked for Twilight.
Probably wouldn't even need to. It was very popular even before the movies.
Also it'd be easier to do than make a whole fucking movie.


*gasp* I'm super special? Totally taking that as a compliment.
Don't worry. It was meant as one.
People who regularly comment on this run get the VIP pass into the afterlife I'm pretty sure.


You're a glutton for punishment, Sean, even if you're punishing yourself. :P
Couldn't be further from the truth.
I just end up doing all the hard and unpleasant tasks because if someone ELSE in this region does it, the problem will only get worse and then I'll have even MORE work.
And the worst part is it won't end when I become Champ. I'm 100% sure I'll literally be doing the same shit I've been doing this whole time when I get there.


Oh, they're clown-like. I thought "Puppet Master" and assumed like a ventriloquist and dummies, personally.
I was hoping for the Muppets myself.
A few minutes before I posted the chapter I seriously considered making a Muppet Show opening parody with the Puppet Master, Magneta and Neon.
Obviously that was way too much work for such a small part of the run but yeah.


Geez, it really was that far back? It's getting harder to keep track. And uggghhh, Tide Pods are the last thing I wanted reminded of. Stupid, stupid people.
Internet Challenges were literally just the show Jackass but loads of young people ignored the warnings not to do it at home.
For internet clout on Tik Tok or whatever. One of the worst things you can do something stupid for.
My spirits were always uplifted when people got hurt from them. They deserved it completely


More wasted potential from Game Freak, really. Those sleep animations are so cute that they should use 'em! I never really got why they just slow animations for paralyzed, though. It's literally called "paralyzed" - you'd think they'd be stuck like when they're frozen.
So much wasted potential in the series because even if it's just okay, people will still defend it to the death with dumb hastags.
I kind of understand that since the Pokemon can still attack and move while paralyzed.
Frozen Pokemon should be stuck in a block of ice. That wouldn't even be hard to do for Game Freak. Just make a transparent 3-D iceberg and put the Pokemon inside.


I mean...you made him extend his neck. Could've handed him the cookie instead. :P
I WAS handing it to him!
He was supposed to use his massive biceps and newly grown human hands to take it from me!


Honestly, it's been so long since we'd last seen Aelita that I forgot she even used fighting Pokemon.
Damn, really?
That's pretty bad but I GUESS it's understandable.
She doesn't really have a very good signature 'mon like Melia and Togekiss or Veronica and Seviper.



Wow! This fight was full of great strategy on your part, Sean (even if Aelita got just over half of the knockouts). And Death Itself was way more beastly than I ever gave him credit for.
It's always nice to see a plan that doesn't just devolve into using type advantages.
Honestly, if it keeps my Pokemon alive she could have had all of them. I fight for survival while she fights for sport.
I named him correctly then. It was always my plan to use him like this in some regard and now I have.
SO BACK TO THE BOX FOR ANOTHER HUNDRED CHAPTERS!


I dunno about teaching Rose Iron Defense, but that's mostly 'cause I also play on the offensive (though haven't attempted a full Nuzlocke before so can't relate there).
Well I probably wouldn't. No real point in it. She's best as a power-up then kill everything that comes at her 'mon.
I'm definitely going to teach her Dragon Dance again though. The speed is probably going to be more useful than the double boost later on.


Haha, Hot Topic is also all about nerdy/edgy shirts, lots of merch for stuff like The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many Funko Pops.
Is that what it is now? Just nerd pop culture? Ugh.
I suppose the goth/punk thing faded away in the late 00's.
Funko Pops, you say?
How...appropriate for today's major rant.


Hm, maybe it's dream logic like in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies? Although, that would only technically apply if you could physically bring the Puppet Master into the real world...
I wonder if he has a body in the real world?
I'm going to stick with the assumption that he's a Darkrai and can travel through both myself.


Well, the red is more pink to me, but other than that, you nailed it!
FINALLY.
ABSOLUTION!


...Okay, this chapter is making me despise the Puppet Master (good) and absolutely love Aelita (better).
With the way some of this story is going we're probably going to find out that "he wasn't such a bad guy" after all.
Like I get it's better for the villian to have layers but...I don't really care. They STILL wronged ME, the almighty Sean.
And that's punishable by death and/or imprisonment.


I'm...kinda following it? This game has been so exposition-heavy when story bits (important ones) happen that it's difficult to retain everything.
Honestly, I wouldn't blame you for just nodding along and pretending to understand what's happening.
I do it a lot myself.


idk if im being rude but it seems liek everybody is overreacting lol
cool run tho sean
ill have to keep the shuckle strat in mind 4 my own locke
peace
You rude son of a b-I mean uh...who's overreacting to what exactly?
Glad you think it's cool though.

Derogatory Trainer said:
I know your struggle in the untamable hair area.
I've got this stupid double crown that means no matter what my hair will always be untidy. Every time I have to take reaction-shots for this Nuzlocke I have to have a shower a few hours beforehand and flatten it down to keep it manageable. Otherwise I look like Kramer from Seinfeld.
Oof, I feel your pain.
If I don't brush my hair regularly it naturally migrates into a stubborn knot at the back of my head, and it frizzes up if the weather changes too fast.
Honestly, I'll bear it happily as long as I keep my hair well into old age.
Haha this talk about hair remind me of the one part of Naruto that always stuck with me:


I always wondered what the fuck would I do with my two hair whorls going in opposite directions.
Dual-wield, maybe?

Derogatory Trainer said:
My surname's fairly rare by Irish standards so it usually requires me spelling it over the phone to people when booking appointments. I can only imagine how hard a French one is for Americans.
No one has ever pronounced it correctly on the first try - no one.
It wouldn't be so bad if one of my ancestor's hadn't have decided to try an "Americanize" it a few generations back. Now it's so bastardized even the french don't know what the hell it's supposed to be. I had a professor that knew french and she was the closest to pronouncing it right, and to be fair she would have been right if it weren't for that one idiot way back in my family tree.
I think Americans in general are just bad at pronouncing any non-Anglo names. Your ancestor probably got fed up of them butchering it.
He should have just called himself Du Croissant.
And you could have been Katrina du Croissant.
And then lie and say that your ancestor was from the village where croissants were first created.


Derogatory Trainer said:
That's it exactly.
Been a long time since I played Fire Red but I KNEW it was familiar.
...
What the fuck IS it in both contexts though? Did Fire Red have ACTUAL fucking magic too!?
I mean, it's a world that has humans with psychic abilities, ghost channelers, and magic beasts that shoot electricity out of their faces.
I'd be more surprised if magic didn't exist.
I don't know...I've always felt there's been a more biological element to Pokemon.
Like if the Pokedex were some large tome you had to write the Pokemon's information into for Grand Sorceror Oak instead of an electronic device given to you by Professor Oak, it'd feel more magical.



Derogatory Trainer said:
Yyyyup. She fell into the coma in chapter 60 and here we are at 120.
Really? Did you like re-read it at some point?
I haven't actually re-read any of Part 2 since I posted it originally. The memories are...to painful.
Back in 2019 we had hopes the next decade would be better.
But it turns out to be worse already.
I actually haven't re-read it, I think my mind is just desperately holding onto that year because it's right before my life and the world in general started spiraling out of control.
So it just feels like it was yesterday; as a coping mechanism.
Nostalgia for when things were better is the ultimate coping mechanism. Can't do much else aside from move on.
Problem is Covid happened and moving on wasn't a feasible thing anymore.


Derogatory Trainer said:
I don't know what you mean, I had a riveting conversation about farming with Naruto the other night.
I think? I rarely remember what people say in dreams. Or if I ever read anything in them.
The only reason I remember being able to read in that specific dream was because I had a moment of realization where I went "huh, I thought you couldn't read in dreams" and then I woke up immediately after.
To be fair it was just a book that was listing off days of the week, so it was probably easy enough for my mind to conjure.
Haha. That makes it sound like there's a secretive Dream Government controlling our dreams and you got too close to the truth so were pulled out before you found out anymore flaws in their system.
What a fucking awful book that would be though. Imagine a tree dying for that.


Derogatory Trainer said:
But if it bothers you so much, I'll make Lullaby cuter with some very small adjustments.
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See?
With slightly bigger eyes and little eyelash things, Hypno looks much cuter!

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Nope, does not help at all.
In fact the close-up on her face makes it seem like she's staring directly into my soul.
Thanks for that.
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WHAT DOES SHE HAVE TO DO UNTIL SHE'S CUTE ENOUGH FOR YOU, PIKA!?!?!

Derogatory Trainer said:
Wait, MOST of your dream have been like that? Jesus, that sounds like the start of a horror video game plot.
"Tormented by her dreams, Pika returns to her childhood home in search of answers but...not all is as it seems!"
The desert highway one doesn't sound so bad. As long as you're driving because if your car breaks down that's immediately a nightmare.
Yup, for as far back as I can remember there's always been a persistent fog and I'm almost always being hunted by something; sometimes the location varies but those two things are pretty much consistent.
I think in the driving dreams the car only broke down once, and even then I just started walking instead of driving. They are pretty relaxing, they only turn creepy if the dream started out as one of my "something is hunting you in the fog" dreams.
Hmmm...
You might be a protagonist, Pika. These sound vaguely prophetic.
I don't suppose you have a mystic shaman living on a mountain near your home by any chance? You should go see him if so.
My only recurring dream theme is that three of the dreams I remember best were set on a cruise ship.
I have never been ON a cruise ship or anything bigger than a fishing boat so I don't know what the fuck that's about.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Can't help but notice there's somehow a Janogram machine here.

Along with a PC and a healing machine.

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And with those and the Audino trainer outside, I guessing I'm in for an actual fight and not just that pathetic showing from Zetta?

Perhaps I'll even get a gym badge out of this too?
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Hm... so how would that even work?
Is there some sort of freaky magic at play here where this is more akin to an alternate dimension than a figment of your imagination? Or are you gonna get screwed out of a badge?
He actually mails the fucking badge to me after I wake up.
NO clue how to explain me getting the Psychic TM though.
I guess Jan kind of forgot about that.


Derogatory Trainer said:
However legitimate a dream badge would even be...

...

I suppose it's no worse than the one I got from a magic time travelling little girl in her magic time travelling mansion...

*Sigh*
Oh, right - I forgot what game this was for a second.
Well I guess we got another one to add to the "I don't understand how you're a Gym Leader" pile.
The worst part is when later on the acknowledge that the Normal type badge wasn't official (but it still had the verification chip making it legal) which you'd THINK I'd agree with, no?
Not when the "league administrators" invalidate it in front of me and make me fight Melia for a "real one".
Melia.
The girl I've been beating up and down the region this entire game.
...
That's doesn't sound great out of context but it's still correct!


Derogatory Trainer said:
And what's this about two Puppet Masters?

I thought it was THE Puppet Master?
Double battle? I think I remember this one being a double battle?
I also think I remember it not being too tough?
It was and no, it wasn't.

Oh yeah, that was it.
I just let them wail on Aelita while I picked them off.
Honestly, I could have done the same.
Probably would have lost one or two Pokemon though and the Shuckle Strat was much more satisfying.



Derogatory Trainer said:
Literally go pick any song from this channel.

It's got an absurd amount of music box themes on it.
Oh, neat! I picked this one.
I used to get lost so often while Surfing in these games as a kid that his song still haunts me to this very day!
... It still haunts me.
I can definitely see you rocking in a corner and the camera slowly zooming in while this plays.
Very disturbing.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Oh okay.

The game's graphics are bugging out because this is a new laptop.

Which is why the text boxes are see through again.

...

At least I THINK that's the problem.

But whatever I'll just edit this image a little in Photoshop aaaand...
I feel that pain.
All I can say is thank god for editing software!
Thank god indeed.
I can't believe I was using some online freeware back when I was just starting out.
SO glad I saw the light and pirated Photoshop.



Derogatory Trainer said:
It's probably changed though.

We've come a long way since I last fought her.

The starting image for that battle dates back to..."Tuesday ‎11 ‎July ‎2017, ‏‎16:33:00"

Wow. four years and almost a hundred chapters ago.

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Back in those halcyon days of our youths eh, audience?

Back before stupid fucking kids started eating Tide Pods which no doubt led to the madhouse society we have now.
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... Dear god that was four years ago. I wasn't even in college four years ago (I graduated High School late).
Please stop mentioning the passage of time, I can't deal with the concept of getting older :ohdear:
It was and it feels hard to believe it's been so long since then.
He no worries I went to college at 17 and dropped out. You're better off going when you're older. You'll be more serious and focused.
Didn't know you could graduate late from American high school though. You need a certain amount credits or something for a diploma, right? We don't have that here.
I'll try my best but god-damn do I want to be 17 again and not 27.
The burdens of adulthood sucks and I want to be tried as a minor for my crimes again.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Anyway I think if stat boosting moves did that it'd be pretty cool.

Like String Shot has the enemy Pokemon covered in more and more webs or Bulk Up actually makes the Pokemon bigger? Like I did that one joke I did with Bluster?

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Or even the Light Screen that Aelita has just mercilessly broken to pieces.
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I wish they would do that. With moves like Light Screen or Reflect they wouldn't even need to make a new animation either! Just throw in a semi-see-through wall in front of your team and you're done!
Barely any work would be involved.
There's just SO many changes they could make that would take very little effort and would make the games more enjoyable but they either can't see it or don't care because it's going to sell anyway.

Derogatory Trainer said:
Normally I'd photoshop in some effects or something but I have no idea how I'd do that with a move called "Psyche Terror".

It's not even in the game anymore anyway.

Another thing mercilessly killed by V13.
Wait... did Jan remove all his custom moves, or just specifically this one?
GOD I WISH.
But he just got rid of this one. I think Lavender's OC move is called Pyrokinesis now and it basically does the same.
The world would be a better place if the other ones were gone too.
Or just Desert Mark specifically.


Derogatory Trainer said:
WITH THE POWER OF POWER TRICK!

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON HIS GLORIOUSLY MUSCLED F-

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Okay, that's funny.
You stuck his head on a muscular body - I like it, it's amusing.
Glad you like it!
I just hope nobody ever finds the folder with those images.


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I can only hope I die within reach of my computer and a hammer.

Derogatory Trainer said:
FEAST YOUR EYES!

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AND YOU ALSO EDITED A SPRITE FOR HIM AS WELL!?
Now that's dedication, and super impressive!
Haha I'm glad you appreciate it!
It was a PAIN in the ass.
Not to make but to edit each photo so that Super Shuck isn't clipping into Aelita's Pokemon.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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...

Could have sworn I replace that with Bright Powder...
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Alright, that settles it.
Death Itself is now one of my favorite of your Pokemon - he is simply a gem and must survive.
Well...I can assure you that he'll live at least.
But he won't be getting much screen-time since...I don't actually use him after this.
There's very few battles where spending all that time boosting him up would be worth it.

Here, it was much easier to compensate for his muscle form's abysmal defence. He would have been in a lot of trouble had any of the Puppet Pals Pokemon known Psyshock for example.


Derogatory Trainer said:
That's got to be the one coolest named abilities out there.

Shame it's...kinda useless.

Really only good for a Heavy Slam + Metal Coat attack.
Wait. Metal Coat makes your Pokemon heavier when they're holding it? I thought it just boosted steel-type attacks!
... I guess you learn something new everyday.
Uh...no.
What I meant was that Metal Coat would boost the Heavy Slam move because it's a steel type attack.
Heavy Slam+Heavy Metal+Metal Coat+STAB, y'know?
There aren't any items that increase a Pokemon's weight. You'd think Iron Ball would but nope.
So you can go ahead and unlearn what you learned. Hopefully it didn't push anything useful out.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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I don't...actually know how to use this.

I've never actually used an Elixer before. Never really HAD to before.
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Ah, PP healing items. Schrodinger's Item. While in the bag they both exist and don't exist at the same time.
Legend has it that no one has actually ever used one before - until now at least.
I know that in my twenty-odd years of Pokemon I can still count how many times I've used them on one hand.
Like... are they sprays or drinks or does that Amongus looking face pop out some pills?



Derogatory Trainer said:
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Now, now, D.I. don't be too hard on Lucario for his MASSIVE and HUMILIATING failure.
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Aw, don't bully the poor thing too much - Musharna are bulky as hell.
Obnoxiously so...
Very true.
Just don't know why she decided to use a Special Fighting Move of all things here...


Derogatory Trainer said:
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Oh don't pout. You did good, bud.

You've earned your spot in the Derogatory history books for sure now!

And not as a footnote like so many others of my barely used Pokemon!

At LEAST three full pages!
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As I've always said; Shuckle are terrifying Pokemon - you'll go down in the history books for this one little buddy!
Congrats on the flawless victory by the way, that battle genuinely couldn't have gone any better.
Boundless potential lies within their shell. Silver was an IDIOT for stealing edgelord's first Pokemon Sneasel back on Cianwood island.
Thank you! Always a pleasure to see it.
...
You know this means there's going to be a catastrophic upcoming failure though, right?



Derogatory Trainer said:
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...

Well that's a pose.
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I'm sorry, but this was the only thing I could think of when I saw him laying like that.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Now let's go to Hot Topic.

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My studded armband doesn't have as many studs as I wanted.

...

I've also never been to a Hot Topic and this is literally all I know about them.
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Hot Topics aren't actually just emo/punk attire! They're also filled to the brim with Anime stuff.
The one my sister used to go to has a whole wall comprised entirely of Funko Pops.
I think I'm just stuck in mid-late 00's mode when they were the typical emo and punk store, where the only anime thing they sold were Death Note and Black Butler stuff. I think I'm just basing this off the goth girlfriend I had at the time.
Oh.
Funko Pops, you say? Well isn't this a coincidence?


Derogatory Trainer said:
God, do I hate double battles in Nuzlockes though. Most of my losses in every run come from those things.
If I had the power I would ban them entirely.
Don't we suffer enough!?
It's a small mercy that Triple and Rotation Battles never caught on outside Unova.
Or god forbid...INVERSE battles.
Those things were the worst. They always threw my rhythm off.



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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who would have thought that the Puppetmaster was really just a hardcore SeanXAelita shipper the whole time!
It's always the ones you least expect...
Hahahaha!
Cut to Madame X's room that is just FILLED with DeviantArt tier drawings of SeanXAelita.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Also that Red, Green and Purple are my favourite Starburst flavours.

Anyone who likes Orange flavoured anything is evil and should be shot on sight.
... What are your thoughts on the yellow ones?
Yellow? I've never had a yellow one before.
...
Okay, I looked it up and my side of the Atlantic never got yellow flavour. We got blackcurrant, lemon and lime, orange, and strawberry flavour ones.
Yellow flavours are usually lemon so they're okay in my book.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Question is what I'm intercepting exactly.

Intercepting means to obstruct or stop something from achieving it's goals...

So just the baddies then? That's who I'm intercepting?
Hm... so are you just supposed be an obstacle then?
I mean, look at what you do on a daily basis. You pretty much just serve to constantly stand in the way of the bad guy of the week's plans. Even if you don't always win you still managed to stall and/or force them to change plans.
So maybe you are quite literally just supposed to be the immovable object to their unstoppable force.
Or something like that at least - that's my guess.
I prefer the term "saviour" to obstacle myself. Obstacle makes it sound like I'm something to overcome and the bad guys are the heroes.
Well...I DO always manage to win though. If it weren't for Pokemon battles being unimportant I'd have probably already saved the region twice over. And annoyingly the bad guys always treat me like "oh great THIS guy again" instead of "AAAAHHHH FUCK NOT HIM"!
One of the major flaws of this game is that you don't really feel like you're doing ANY real damage to the bad guys even with this "Interceptor" prophecy crap. They treat the player like you've been spray-painting the sides of their buildings and not blowing them up altogtether. Probably because literally every fucking time the player has the bad guy on the ropes, someone else jumps in to "finish" them off.
Like it's been done SO many times in this game it's actually fucking comical.


Derogatory Trainer said:
"A future that I've seen only once before"

...

Madame X said that I wasn't here the first time.

So is there a cycle going on that I wasn't a part of the first time around where everything went to shit because I wasn't there to put out the fires?

Or uh...start the right ones?

...

I guess that means Puppet Master was a part of that timeline and somehow retains his memories of it?

Hmmmm...could that be what I'm supposed to intercept?
This only adds to my theory!
You weren't there to be a nuisance the other cycle(s?) so their plans succeeded unhindered. Now you're here though and they need to get through you!
My guess you're just supposed to "intercept" the end of the world? Or maybe just Team Xen? ... Arceus?
I guess we'll find out eventually.
We should get to see one of those cycles then.
I want a "It's A Wonderful Life" episode of Rejuvenation where they explicitly show how bad things would be if Sean wasn't there to form a human bridge to the "random magic girl saves the day" cutscenes.
I think "Interceptor" was just a cool word Jan picked. Seems like the main purpose is just giving Fate a middle finger and doing whatever the hell I want.


Okay, I get this meaning of this word is scary - pretty much means that Team Xen are going to purge something, likely all life on the planet considering their boss has Yveltal.
But this word just looks so dumb.
I know, right? It's bascially just "Beware the Oogedy Boogedy!"
I'm not even sure which part of it sounds dumb. The Xen or the Purgis part?


Derogatory Trainer said:
This chapter was a huge fucking PAIN to finish and should not have taken as long as it did.

Sooooo many setbacks it's not even funny to explain them all.

I've been looking at this same fucking chapter for so long I'm starting to wish I never played Pokemon in the first place.

And even now that it's done, I'm STILL not completely satisfied with the final product!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Hey man, I feel your pain. For what it's worth though it came out really well and I can tell you put a lot of work into it.
As far as I'm concerned it was worth the wait :3:
Thanks for that, Pika.
I think I've just got a case of the winter slump, I'd say it's mostly gone now though. Managed to get the next three chapters reactions recorded in one night so even if it comes back I can just slap those out.

Also, while I'm here.

Jesus Christ! My man just can't catch a break...
He will when I break his legs for trying to reform Bladestar days after they blew up a building.
LIKE AT LEAST GET RID OF THE FUCKING NAME, FLORIN!

Jeez what a long chapter.

Well reaction time... except not. Again gonna try to not overwhelm Sean but no promises.


Now I want to go on record and say that I have a lot more faith in Aelita than I do anyone else on the Sean Squad. She'd easily be second in command if I didn't desperately hold onto any possible form of control I can have over my life.
As we all should. Clearly Aelita is the only one who manages to pull some weight of the protagonist back of stuff to deal with.
Literally the only character I trust in a positive way. (maybe not so much in her Pink form though)
The rest of the gang, I only trust to fuck up in predictable ways.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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CRITICAL THINKING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
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INDEED
also funny gif is funny
I DEMAND PICARATS OR WHATEVER THEY WERE CALLED FOR MY FUNNY GIF, BERNAG!

Derogatory Trainer said:
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Speaking of...

Say hello to Stage One of my new bold and daring strategy! (Which in layman's terms means untested and unproven.)

Otherwise known as Kunai!
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Welcome back Kunai. Go gen 3 representation.
Wonder which Gen has the most representation overall in the Nuzlocke?
Obviously not Galar but the other one's I'm curious about.
I'll have to look into it.


Derogatory Trainer said:
Sacred Fucking Ash.

I don't care that it's got a 4% chance of picking it up.

I WANT it.

...

Leftovers too.

But I THINK I can get those from Wild Munchlax on Honey Trees so I might get it that way instead.

Whichever's faster.
So if i remember correctly that's an actual revive you can use... my question is if its 1 pokemon usage or multiple?
and who would be coming back?
I'll limit it to one. Seems rather unfair to be able to bring six back at once.
I'm not sure what rule I'll do. Like do I have to use it the moment I get it or not.
Because if not, I'm never going to use it unless Rose dies.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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You know...why is it that they don't keep the copies out for the whole fight?

Kunai just used Double Team and created two afterimages.

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Why don't they stay out like in the anime instead of disappearing back inside her?

How does that make it look like she's harder to hit?
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So freaking true. They kinda just fizzle out and im like why...
Wouldn't even be hard to do.
Especially in the 3-D games.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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DEATH ITSELF!

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Otherwise known as my little Shuckle.
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Oh shit. The puppet master is in trouble.
HE DIDN'T EXPECT THE SHUCK FUCK!
NOBODY EXPECTS THE SHUCK FUCK!


Derogatory Trainer said:
Right.

Long story short, we're in the dream world right now fighting two puppets so we can get to their master and interrogate him for...information?

Honestly, I don't really know why I'M here other than a blonde midget told me about it.

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Eh. I'll tell you later. And it's your first battle because I have need of your skills.

Specifically your ridiculously high defense and special defense.
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Don't worry death itself. you will get used to it in no time.
No he won't!
Partially because he isn't a regular cast member (this chapter is basically his day in the limelight) and because even I'M not completely used to it.



Derogatory Trainer said:

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BUT I GUESS THOSE WORRIES DON'T MATTER ONE FUCKING BIT ANYMORE!

AELITA FUCKING NUKED IT!

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Oh man...she's on fire today!

It's 3/12 so far. But that was the plan all along.
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Aelita being Aelita. Clearly being the best girl and BEST TAG PARTNER this game offers to the protagonists.
She will be top wife in the polygamous mess that will be in the epilogue of this run.
And then my children shall spread across the globe and RULE THE WORLD (of Pokemon)