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jiyuriahi:

lamepokemonart:

furry-furrets:

Game canon =/= Anime canon.

There are a lot of misconceptions due to the anime. For example:

1. You do not become a trainer at 10. You can at any age. There are preschool trainers, elementary aged trainers..
2. The only protagonist with a given age is Red, who is eleven,…

This is important to keep in mind when you’re making an OC. The anime, games, and various manga have a lot in common, but they also have a lot they do differently.

It’s worth noting though, that number 2. is so many different levels of false.

First of all, they’re not like 13. They can be 11-12. Where are you getting 13-18 from? They’re most likely 16 tops (they’re shorter then any other adults (including ones canonically 18). and they are called kids. By characters who are about 18.) From what I gather they’re older then the 11 year olds of gen 4, but not by much (according to canon and behavior and things hinted at by the developers). 

Also, kids do travel. A lot.

There’s picnickers, youngsters, lasses, and especially fairytale girls (they’re like 5. Horrifying 5 year olds.) all over the elite four. There’s even twins in the middle of no where.

Yeah, school kids don’t travel (as much (I’ve found some in some weird places (Litwick girl for instance))). Because they’re in school. And neither do preschoolers, because A. they’re toddlers and B. they’re also in school. They can’t leave the school.

As for the rest, you can find all of the others elsewhere, including victory road.

The only reason you see so many Ace trainers (and now rangers) on Victory Road has to do with AI, not age canon. Each trainer class is themed, and the trainer class represents the typing and behavior as much as anything else, and Ace trainers have stronger Pokemon and better AI on using items (they use potions, full restores, etc.).

The reason Ace trainers are older doesn’t have anything to do with when people are allowed to travel in the Pokemon world, but think about it. It makes sense that people who have had Pokemon longer and have had more experience with Pokemon and said Pokemon in general would be better. It has to do with experience in combat and training Pokemon, not when they were allowed to travel. (Same applies with Veteran trainers). 

The reason so many classes are seen early on but not later is because they are progressing slower. They’re going, just slowly. Some even say they’re traveling, so that’s a bust. One thing to acknowledge though is most kids in the Pokemon universe aren’t as good as people older then them and don’t progress nearly as fast, so having a fast moving 8-11 year old seems a bit much. Also, many Ace trainers say the pro-tag is younger then them (by quite a lot it seems). 

However, I do really like the point about the Pokedex, yes, most people don’t have Pokedexes, many people even mention being jealous of it, or noticing it means you’re likely strong. And honestly? Working around the Pokedex is a lot of fun. I have one character who spent all her time researching Pokemon in books, one who occasionally looks up the Pokemon she specifically has (or occasionally gets a nudge from a guy who knows more then her), and another who has memorized a lot about Pokemon due to being locked in a room her whole life (and being a huge fan of Pokemon). So that’s a really good point. Pokedexes are extremely rare. Which is why it’s so important not to lose them.

No, they’re certainly not eleven or twelve. You can tell just by their designs and they’re canonically referred to as older than the non-Unova and Kalos protags.

Right, but the protagonists in the other game were 10-11, and older doesn’t INHERENTLY mean a year older. (And to my knowledge the only ones canonically stated as “older” were Hilda and Hilbert. Who, if I recall, I may be mistaken (it might have been their birthday), waited for their friends to reach their age to start adventuring.) I’m not saying that’s not applicable for all, but it’s not a definite either. And was it stated in the game? I thought Junichi Masuda (or Ken Sugimori) stated that. 

Secondly, a few things. 

In gen 5 and 6 they’re likely white, not asian anymore. Hilda’s  and Hilbert’s eyes are blue and their hair is a lighter brown, but a more human one as well (which could not mean much), but after Black and White they put a lot of emphasis on showing the differences in ethnicities, and did a great job of it, and having blue eyes and normal colored hair is often how anime and manga artists portray whiter people in their media (however, X and Y handled it the best (different ethnicities)). Serena’s canonical design is most likely very white (though, I’ve always preferred her 3rd one the best (and she can be made any ethnicity (through customization)). This would also explain the change in anatomy. As, yes, Asians are generally smaller, and generally less curvy (especially at younger ages (going off statistics. (This doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptions though, and I definitely want to see them represented as well))). Something Pokemon has been shown to pay attention to in their art. This could be false, but it’s likely it’s not, and based on how Pokemon has put emphasis on ethnicities lately, and does a good job of differentiating without being insulting, I wouldn’t be surprised. (Incidentally, I’ve always thought Cheren was Asian.)

And I know many 12 year olds who look that way so I don’t understand? 

Secondly, the artist changed. The art is not done by Ken Sugimori anymore. The vast majority of it during (to my knowledge) and after gen 5 wasn’t him. Most of the art was Yusuke Ohmura. The designs are supposedly still done by Ken Sugimori, but he draws them now. And his art puts more details on curves and figures and elongates them, far more then Ken Sugimori ever did. This is why the art now has more depth and has more curves in it (art wise, Ken Sugimori’s style relies more on straight stiff lines, which is great in it’s own way, just not as popular as it was in the 90s.). In fact, Yusuke Ohmura is known for putting in far bigger breasts then Ken Sugimori ever did.  As well as more curves in the figure as well. Yusuke Ohmura also puts more of a curve on the eyes (he makes them more round, I like that a lot). 

This is one of the reasons for the BIG jump in figures. 

For an example, this is Ken Sugimori’s N.

(Apparently this one is Ken Sugimori’s as well?)

Vs. Yusuke Ohmura’s N.

I’m not saying they’re not 13, but I am saying they’re very likely not 18. They’re about 12-16, 17 tops.  

And don’t say definitely, neither of us know for sure, so don’t completely exclude others on theory. And I hope this doesn’t sound hostile, I’m not trying to, I just type in a way that can be read so, I apologize if so (sorry New Yorker Italian American family, trust me, this is polite by their standards (it’s the best I got, I’m working on it, I’m sorry)).

But just don’t say “definitely”. I still say kids don’t adventure at 10 is BS, though, we see so much evidence against that (to the point there’s no way it’s canon (that they don’t)), and it actually kind of undermines the message of ace trainers and especially veteran trainers, that experience got them there. Time and effort and hard work. And I think that’s really cool.

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lamepokemonart:

furry-furrets:

Game canon =/= Anime canon.

There are a lot of misconceptions due to the anime. For example:

1. You do not become a trainer at 10. You can at any age. There are preschool trainers, elementary aged trainers..
2. The only protagonist with a given age is Red, who is eleven,…

This is important to keep in mind when you’re making an OC. The anime, games, and various manga have a lot in common, but they also have a lot they do differently.

It’s worth noting though, that number 2. is so many different levels of false.

First of all, they’re not like 13. They can be 11-12. Where are you getting 13-18 from? They’re most likely 16 tops (they’re shorter then any other adults (including ones canonically 18). and they are called kids. By characters who are about 18.) From what I gather they’re older then the 11 year olds of gen 4, but not by much (according to canon and behavior and things hinted at by the developers). 

Also, kids do travel. A lot.

There’s picnickers, youngsters, lasses, and especially fairytale girls (they’re like 5. Horrifying 5 year olds.) all over the elite four. There’s even twins in the middle of no where.

Yeah, school kids don’t travel (as much (I’ve found some in some weird places (Litwick girl for instance))). Because they’re in school. And neither do preschoolers, because A. they’re toddlers and B. they’re also in school. They can’t leave the school.

As for the rest, you can find all of the others elsewhere, including victory road.

The only reason you see so many Ace trainers (and now rangers) on Victory Road has to do with AI, not age canon. Each trainer class is themed, and the trainer class represents the typing and behavior as much as anything else, and Ace trainers have stronger Pokemon and better AI on using items (they use potions, full restores, etc.).

The reason Ace trainers are older doesn’t have anything to do with when people are allowed to travel in the Pokemon world, but think about it. It makes sense that people who have had Pokemon longer and have had more experience with Pokemon and said Pokemon in general would be better. It has to do with experience in combat and training Pokemon, not when they were allowed to travel. (Same applies with Veteran trainers). 

The reason so many classes are seen early on but not later is because they are progressing slower. They’re going, just slowly. Some even say they’re traveling, so that’s a bust. One thing to acknowledge though is most kids in the Pokemon universe aren’t as good as people older then them and don’t progress nearly as fast, so having a fast moving 8-11 year old seems a bit much. Also, many Ace trainers say the pro-tag is younger then them (by quite a lot it seems). 

However, I do really like the point about the Pokedex, yes, most people don’t have Pokedexes, many people even mention being jealous of it, or noticing it means you’re likely strong. And honestly? Working around the Pokedex is a lot of fun. I have one character who spent all her time researching Pokemon in books, one who occasionally looks up the Pokemon she specifically has (or occasionally gets a nudge from a guy who knows more then her), and another who has memorized a lot about Pokemon due to being locked in a room her whole life (and being a huge fan of Pokemon). So that’s a really good point. Pokedexes are extremely rare. Which is why it’s so important not to lose them.

earthboundricochet:

jiyuriahi:

earthboundricochet:

jiyuriahi:

earthboundricochet:

say it with me now

emotional

abuse

is

still

abuse

do not fucking tell me someone with abusive parents “had it easy” just because the abuse wasn’t physical or sexual

just don’t

This counts for abusive partners and abusive “friends” too.

In my experience, the emotional abuse was always far worse then the physical stuff.

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(I hope it’s ok to reblog.)

I won’t say emotional abuse is universally worse, but I will say that my experience was similar in the fact that for me emotional abuse had a worse impact, for the same reason: physical abuse is more recognizable as such (even if some of it in my case was downplayed as “discipline”), emotional abuse is often viewed as “false”, unimportant or only valid if accompanied by the former.

At least I could clearly identify that the physical part was abuse after a while, and I could somewhat physically defend myself even if I was smaller (in fact it only stopped when I managed to hurt the person that was hurting me. Of course that means that now I am the “scary crazy one” and the bad guy despite the fact that I never attacked anyone who didn’t attack me first), but how do you defend yourself from the emotional part? Nobody teaches you that.

Oh, it’s fine to reblog! (I hope I can reblog you on the issue!)

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Goodness, that sounds awful.

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(Source: reijys)

earthboundricochet:

jiyuriahi:

earthboundricochet:

say it with me now

emotional

abuse

is

still

abuse

do not fucking tell me someone with abusive parents “had it easy” just because the abuse wasn’t physical or sexual

just don’t

This counts for abusive partners and abusive “friends” too.

In my experience, the emotional abuse was always far worse then the physical stuff.

Read More

(I hope it’s ok to reblog.)

I won’t say emotional abuse is universally worse, but I will say that my experience was similar in the fact that for me emotional abuse had a worse impact, for the same reason: physical abuse is more recognizable as such (even if some of it in my case was downplayed as “discipline”), emotional abuse is often viewed as “false”, unimportant or only valid if accompanied by the former.

At least I could clearly identify that the physical part was abuse after a while, and I could somewhat physically defend myself even if I was smaller (in fact it only stopped when I managed to hurt the person that was hurting me. Of course that means that now I am the “scary crazy one” and the bad guy despite the fact that I never attacked anyone who didn’t attack me first), but how do you defend yourself from the emotional part? Nobody teaches you that.

Oh, it’s fine to reblog! (I hope I can reblog you on the issue!)

Read More

(Source: reijys)

earthboundricochet:

say it with me now

emotional

abuse

is

still

abuse

do not fucking tell me someone with abusive parents “had it easy” just because the abuse wasn’t physical or sexual

just don’t

This counts for abusive partners and abusive “friends” too.

In my experience, the emotional abuse was always far worse then the physical stuff.

Read More

(Source: reijys)

hallloween:

Pranksters Sweep Strangers Off Their Feet & Greet Them With a Kiss

something about all of the nervous laughter coming out of these girls and the fact that a couple of them are literally backing away and nearly running into a wall or bench just to get out of there and how one girl even said “don’t” multiple times and then said “I’m scared” just…………lord

my favorite part is when he goes to do it to a guy and then doesn’t persist as much as he would with a girl, and then said, “it’s weird dude.” love that. I love that. love it omg hilarious, I demand more of this for the LULz

So, did people reblogging this actually watch the video or just go by the comment on it?

The girls who said “don’t” or “stop” or backed away weren’t picked up. They left them alone. And they certainly didn’t kiss them in this video as it was worded.

However, they kissed them in another video, and yeah, that one is creepy. One they even lied where they were from, and they tried to kiss people on the mouths, under the statement of “in foreign countries they kiss as greetings”. Not complete strangers usually (at most from what I gather, a friend of a friend) and they certainly don’t kiss on the mouth on average. (I’ve never heard of a culture doing that.) That was definitely a “I want to kiss hot girls” move, and yeah, that’s creepy. But if the girls put up a back away gesture they do back away. But usually only for the lip kiss, and yeah, that’s not OK. 

But why this video? I mean all girls picked up seemingly enjoyed it, many even asked to not be put down. The ones that didn’t weren’t picked up. 

Shouldn’t we be discussing the other video?

So on that post I was upset about someone made angry hissing noises at it.

Good, no, that makes us seem mature and reasonable. That is surely helping the point of showing that we are reasonable mature human beings worth discussing with and having rights. Why do these people have to constantly try and poke their nose in serious business? Especially with that attitude.

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