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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!)

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(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.

The Autistic Fallacy (Or please stop.)

So, let’s talk about what’s on the tumblr radar.

Because it’s actually bigoted, and no, I’m not reblogging it. I’m not giving it anymore attention then it has already gotten.

"The new DSM-5: changes in the diagnosis of autism and intellectual disability."

Autism, is not, nor has it ever been, “intellectual disability” it is NOT mental retardation. Sure, some have both. But it isn’t defined by that.

The only thing that causes Autism in high functioning Autistics is an over active brain. (The brain is literally more active.) In lower functioning some of the cords don’t connect properly. (But even then, we’ve actually found many of them are smart, they just can’t emote it, or show it outside of certain devices.) 

Assuming Autism means lower intellectual capabilities or is the same as Mental Retardation causes a ton of problems in the Autism community. In fact, it’s one of the biggest misconceptions to do with us. So, thanks for hyperboling that one up.

In fact, many great minds were believed to have Autism (including some of the most influential people in the world), and many great minds today do. Autistics range on intelligence as much as anyone else does, but people are so focused on the negatives they entirely ignore that (or they don’t pay attention to smarter Autistics, and don’t listen to our opinions or what we have to say. (Something I’ve run into a lot.)).

Here’s a top 10 list of great Autistic minds. (One of which is considered to be one of the smartest people alive right now, if not one of the smartest to ever exist.) 

"Autism is many diseases."

What. No, no, it’s not even one disease. Autism is not a disease, it’s a disorder. And it wouldn’t even be close to the end of the world if people didn’t treat us like freaks in a cage. I’m not upset with my Autism. I’m upset with the bigotry and poor treatment it’s given me (and you can not tell me having my opinions erased, my efforts erased, and being stuck in an abusive situation due to it is not “bigotry”. Not having the right to live my life, not on my own behavior, but false assumptions based on a disorder I have isn’t bigotry. And you certainly can’t tell me abusers and murderers of Autistics being defended based purely on their child’s Autism isn’t bigotry either.). 

"Can a child with autism recover?"

They did, indeed, ask this. And they said yes (sort of). No, a child with Autism can’t recover, do you know anything about Autism, at all? What appalls me about this is they call a person with Autism working hard to be seen as normal and ultimately fitting in as “recovering”, which just takes all the hard work away from the person. They still have Autism, they just can cope and be perfectly fine with this. And what appalls me, again, is the reason they have to say “recover” is because if they didn’t they’d have to address Autism is not the monster they say it is. It’s not as all consuming as they say it is. It makes people, like me, who seem normal, seem like we don’t have a voice anymore because we made an effort. We aren’t normal passing Autistics, we’re cured! This allows them to continue to do what they’ve done, speak over us, and silence us, and hurt us, all under the false guise of helping, while taking our efforts, and our opinions, away from us. My brain is still going faster then most, I still freak out if I’m off balance, I still can’t ride a bike, and things still smell more, taste more, and feel more powerful to me. I just don’t freak out when I deal with it as much. I’m still Autistic, I’m not “cured”, and I don’t need to be.

"Is there an epidemic of autism?"

I’m just going to post what their blog link says here.

Autism was first described in 1943 and since then, the understanding of this disease entity by the scientific community has greatly changed. In 2012, autism is now considered a behaviorally-defined neurodevelopmental disorder arising well before birth, characterized by a marked clinical and etiological heterogeneity.”

Hate. Haaaaaaaaate.

OK, right so, use of the word disease, again. Despite the fact they state right there it’s outdated, and again, the use of the intelligence thing, despite, again, stating right there it’s outdated. Perfect. 

It’s not an “epidemic”. There’s such an effort of spreading fear of this “HORRIBLE DISEASE” what it is is being erased and the people who have it are being treated like freaks locked in a cage. 

Yes, eventually it is highly likely everyone will have Autism. It’s pretty much unavoidable. 1 and 68 people have it. And it develops in family lines over time. Adding on to that, Autistics have Autistic children, and there are many non-prescribed Autistics out there, many of which have had kids. So much so many scientists actually theorize it’s a form of human evolution. And frankly? Yeah, that’d make sense. We may be more sensitive to sound, smell, touch and taste, but I’ve smelled out a lit cigarette in a paper bag in a restaurant once that was burning. I can analyze things quite a bit quicker then the average person. And I’m not alone on this. In fact, some of the greatest minds and greatest inventors were believed to have Autism. 

Another great misunderstanding about Autistics is that they don’t understand things. Yet, this has been proven again, and again, to not be true. 

In fact, Autistics are stated to often remember things more so, and even more so minute details. And some are more perceptive then allistics. Some will notice people are upset or something bad is about to happen before allistics do.

I, myself, am very good at perceiving something is going to happen before it does based on people’s behavior. It’s something I’m very good at. In fact, I tend to notice it more then others. Another thing is, I can get a lot out of a person’s character by just speaking to them a few times, and I can often predict things about them that they’ll do later and 90% of the time, it’s right. (To the point a friend of mine has called me a witch.) I’ve shocked (and upset) a lot of my friends by predicting someone was an asshole or was a certain way and them saying “that’s judgemental” and then them behaving exactly how I said they would. (To the point a lot of my friends just believe me on it, now.) I’m not saying this to brag or be arrogant. I’m saying this because honestly? I think a huge part of it is my Autism. I take things in far more efficiently then I would without it, and I’m able to piece together similarities in behavior almost simultaneously, over everyone I’ve ever known, while still looking at the individual’s own traits.

The issue, we’ve found, with Autistics like this, is they don’t show it. They don’t react properly. 

Autism is not difficulty -taking things in-. It’s difficulty showing you’ve taken them in. Yes, some Autistics do lack empathy, but many scientists now theorize many don’t. They just don’t show it properly. 

I won’t look at you when I’m listening to you. But in doing so, I’m saying I care because I’m taking you and what you’re saying in twice as efficiently as an allistic might. And Autistics can learn to properly show their empathy. But most aren’t even being addressed the issue is they’re not showing it properly. And that’s where the misunderstanding is happening.

Now, I’m not saying the evolution theory is right. But it wouldn’t be too far from logical. It’s not some magical answer, it’s merely science. 

Some Autistics are a bit like computers (some of us), with higher understanding of things, not lesser, just an inability to properly show it. But that can be worked on, and has been by many. Undermining that helps no one.

Another thing, I’d like to say is most Autistics think differently. Our brains are twice as active and how our brains choose to react to that ranges from Autistic to Autistic. 

Even down to how our brain takes in information. Some Autistics can only see in images, some only in words, others in sounds, others in shapes. The common misunderstanding is that we all see the world the same. 

We do not. 

I know Autistics that can’t see images, others that can’t see words, and others that can’t see in sounds.

Another thing is is those big categories are also broken down into many other ways we see. For instance, I see in images, but I don’t see a whole image. I see a bunch of broken up pieces come together to make an image, and my brain focuses on each of those individual pieces first (which is why I like imperfections so much (something seen in my art)) and then puts it together into one big image.

The best way I can explain it is imagine a Van Gogh painting being broken up into each brush stroke http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_128.jpg (or the pieces you can clearly see) and analyzing each of those individually and putting them back together into one big image. (I don’t look in to out like most people do, I look out to in, which is actually the opposite of how most Allistic brains work.) However, I’ve known very few other Autistics who see this way (this is why my brain is super analytical and I’m obsessed with even minute details and especially my like of imperfections) , and each one I’ve seen has a different way of seeing and viewing the world.  

By clumping us all together you make it very stressful on us. And you take the amazing feat of how our brains coped with it away from us.

That’s one of the interesting things about Autism, is that the cause has hundreds if not thousands of ways it can cope with it and that’s why Autism is so different from Autistic to Autistic. You can not stick two Autistics together and expect them to understand or get each other. Sometimes, if not most often, we can even relate to Allistics more.

And stuff like this does nothing but hurt that and undermine that. Autism is fascinating, and it’s not a monster, nor are the people with it. It’s fascinating to learn about and understand, and for me, who likes little details, it’s like a never ending puzzle, but unfortunately, the puzzle piece imagery has been taken to mean “a lost piece that should fit into but doesn’t right now” and that’s a shame. (And Autism Speaks made it, which is terrible.)

Some Autistics do act out, some are really smart, some are really talented (mostly out of effort mind you), and others are really stupid or just aren’t. But that has to do with the person, not the disorder, clumping us together does nothing but hurt us. (And I’m sorry if any of this seemed like bragging, it wasn’t what I was going for.)

Autism is no monster, and more then any other disorder, it has the habit of giving as much if not more, then it takes. Unfortunately, the way people treat us is above and beyond what’s needed to make up for the taking part.

Also, just a little thing.

"From art to autism: a Q&A with Uta Frith."

I can’t stand when people say Autistics are inherently good at art, and try to take our efforts from us. I’ve heard that a lot.

Yes, some Autistics are good at art, and some are great at writing amazing stories, the reason for this isn’t inherently the Autism itself. Sure, having an over active (and sometimes more perceptive and understanding) mind helps. But we work just as hard as anyone else (and there’s a lot of Autistics who don’t and are terrible at it and it shows). The reason many of us migrate to it, is it’s an escape or a way to vent. For me personally, it was a way to make people understand my way of thinking and my worlds without words (something I once had issue with). For others, it’s an escape from the stress of the world, looking inwards (I admit I understand this, too.). But when the world truly makes me feel awful, and I’m so stressed out, I draw to cope or I go back to that world that doesn’t treat me different for my disorder (often for things based purely on false assumptions of the disorder itself, not things I’m doing). So many Autistics go to these places because the world rejects them, and because it allows them to express themselves. It’s not an inherent talent (I worked hard for my art, I learned the basics of anatomy, I researched and paid attention to characters and behaviors of people), there’s a lot of effort put in just like everyone else, but instead in the escape of running from a world that rejects you, or coping with it, or just trying to express yourself. I express myself through my art, something I do because of my bipolar, my depression, and Autism.

Stop trying to take that away from us. 

And what’s currently on the tumblr radar is fallacious hyperbole, and it’s actually genuinely triggering. (I had to get up to cry (to try to ward off flashbacks) as my friends on skype know.) It’s for people who don’t want to understand the disorder or people with it, but want to pretend they do and parade around like they do and get the kudos points for it. Or to further the agenda of it being an epidemic and a monster and take our achievements from us and alienate us further all while talking over us and pretending to be helping. And that’s disgusting and gross.

What I hate about Autistic Awareness Day is it isn’t about the Autistics, it’s not for us.

It’s for talking about how “awful our disease is” (it’s not a disease, it’s a disorder, if you’re going to discuss it at least know THAT MUCH) and “how much it hurts the parents” and most of all alienating us further and promoting the people and attitudes that do, all under the guise of help.

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