The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby ameretrifle » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:54 am UTC

It's been a long, long while since I watched the show, but Ash? Catching Pokemon? In great quantities? Has it changed that much? O_o

(/taking things too literally)

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby wst » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:00 pm UTC

ameretrifle wrote:It's been a long, long while since I watched the show, but Ash? Catching Pokemon? In great quantities? Has it changed that much? O_o

(/taking things too literally)
It's either that, or finding that Misty has a thing for Bulbasaur's 'Tentacle Rape' move... damn, what a show that would have been...
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Xeio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:21 am UTC

wst wrote:
ameretrifle wrote:It's been a long, long while since I watched the show, but Ash? Catching Pokemon? In great quantities? Has it changed that much? O_o

(/taking things too literally)
It's either that, or finding that Misty has a thing for Bulbasaur's 'Tentacle Rape' move... damn, what a show that would have been...
The scary thing is, I'm now very tempted to look up rule 34 pokemon to see if it's been done.

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Joeldi » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:47 am UTC

OHHH Has it been done. Dear GOD, has it been done.
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Postby Xanthir » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

::shudders:: Yep, definitely been done.
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Postby wst » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:51 pm UTC

At least it wasn't Ash with Brocks' Onyx...
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Xanthir » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:20 pm UTC

"It"? You say this like there's only a single instance of Pokeporn.

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Maseiken » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:34 am UTC

Jeez, Pokémon was one of the FIRST things to be 34'd.


The rabbit hole (Also 34'd) goes much, much deeper than that, my friend.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:30 am UTC

Maseiken wrote:Jeez, Pokémon was one of the FIRST things to be 34'd.


The rabbit hole (Also 34'd) goes much, much deeper than that, my friend.
Tijuana Bibles are older than Pokemon, yo.

Not saying that's the oldest instance, just throwin' that one out.
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby paradoxeater » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:46 am UTC

for people who ARN'T /b/tards rule 34 states that if it exists, there is porn of it, NO EXEPTIONS.

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby ameretrifle » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:04 am UTC

Hang about fanfiction sites long enough and I think you pick that up on your own. Was nice of /b/ to give us a name for it, though, I suppose.

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby wst » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:33 pm UTC

ameretrifle wrote:Hang about fanfiction sites long enough and I think you pick that up on your own. Was nice of /b/ to give us a name for it, though, I suppose.
It was also in 'http://xkcd.com/305/'. Which is the most obvious place to find out, considering the title of these fora... and yes, I underestimated pokemon 34 (incidentally, this is a Nidoking), because I was 7 when I first saw it. The testosteroids weren't really producing testosterone anything at maximum capacity back then ;)
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Joeldi » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:34 pm UTC

Spoilered for random rant

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And why the hell did Bulma make Trunks a mother-fucking time machine. Wouldn't it have been easier and 100x less fucking with the space-time continuum to put him into a spaceship and go to New Namek. BAM - Andriods wished away; BAM Everybody wished back BAM And there's still one wish left!!
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Xanthir » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:51 pm UTC

This is, um, the wrong thread for that kind of rant.
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Maseiken » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:13 am UTC

Joeldi wrote:Spoilered for random rant

Spoiler:
And why the hell did Bulma make Trunks a mother-fucking time machine. Wouldn't it have been easier and 100x less fucking with the space-time continuum to put him into a spaceship and go to New Namek. BAM - Andriods wished away; BAM Everybody wished back BAM And there's still one wish left!!
Quite apart from this NOT BEING ABOUT POKÉMON. Porunga's wishes (Like Shenron's) cannot exceed the power of its creator, in this case, Dendé. There's no way Dendé could beat the Androids, Q.E.D.
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Sana » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:12 am UTC

Joeldi wrote:Spoilered for random rant

Spoiler:
And why the hell did Bulma make Trunks a mother-fucking time machine. Wouldn't it have been easier and 100x less fucking with the space-time continuum to put him into a spaceship and go to New Namek. BAM - Andriods wished away; BAM Everybody wished back BAM And there's still one wish left!!


I don't understand why he goes back in time to fix some arbitrary timeline. Forget easier. Of course it would be easier to fix their own timeline with wishes, but the convoluted time travel plan doesn't even fix their own timeline. Not only are things being complicated, but at the end of it all, he comes home and nothing is fixed.

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:32 am UTC

So, back to discussion Squirtle as a bidet...
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Sana » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:09 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:So, back to discussion Squirtle as a bidet...

I could see that. Like on The Flintstones. "It's a living."

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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Maseiken » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:19 am UTC

OH GOD! Who would do that?!
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Mo0man » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:45 am UTC

I KNOW.
Clearly, Goldeen would be better. Those things are stuck in the water, no need to worry about reprisals. On the other hand, there's the horn...
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Maseiken » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:59 am UTC

Well, if you REALLY want to feel fresh, you'll get a BLASTOISE.
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Mr. Lostman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:27 am UTC

I like Mudkip.

(I had an OBLIGATION.)

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Also, Trunks became strong enough to kill the andoids in his time, including Cell. So yeah, that's one benefit at least.
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

Smiling Hobo wrote:3. Who the fuck cares about breaking and entering in Pokemon-World?

So, yeah...if somebody just walked in my front door and started talking with me, I'd kick them in the balls and call the police. But apparently nobody really gives a shit about that in this land of fairies and happiness--they're too busy jerking off to their Pokemon collections. Seriously, you can just walk into some random person's house in this game, walk up to them, and start having a nice little conversation. Nevermind that you're a total stranger and may well be a knife-wielding thug.


Honestly, that's universal for RPGs too. Roleplaying games focus on exploring and talking to strangers to get your plot hooks. There is nothing at all odd about wandering into some old guy's apartment, rifling through his cupboards in front of him, taking any stray gold or magical items lying around, then nonchalantly chatting with him and asking him if he has heard anything about Central Plot Quest or he has any interesting side jobs for you to do.

If the game favors a bit of realism you will need to wait for him to wander aimlessly out of the room before helping yourself to his stuff, and he may be a little irritated when you first talk to him, but that's the exception.

(Of course, maybe he's just playing along and hoping to survive because you're level twenty and can kill him with a sneeze. Adventurers are scary maniacs.)
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Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Postby Jebobek » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:51 pm UTC

Maseiken wrote:Well, if you REALLY want to feel fresh, you'll get a BLASTOISE.
Well, I was thinking Lapras so you can also ask for an ice beam for whenever you get those burning sensations.

Continuing on this pokemon-Flintstones topic, I guess snorlax would be the trash compactor. Or possibly a beanbag.
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