2015-Apr-21 09:49:17 MeltingPenguins said: I could say what we are all thinking about Greener, but I don't want to derail the discussion any further into that territory.
So, different question: Anyone been able to get their hands on scans of the other ORAS manga?
2015-Apr-21 07:32:39 kyuremkun said: The first cosplay pikachu
2015-Apr-21 06:37:17 Mustafa said: Damn so many easter eggs in one small chapter, love this!
2015-Apr-21 05:47:55 Bahmo said: @Greener: You still seem completely unable to distinguish me talking about what SHOULD be from me talking about what IS. I'm really not sure what your point is is in criticizing my statements. If it is that I'm overly-optimistic about this manga doing what I want, that must be said to be a complete misjudgment, as I've actually been pretty critical of things since the cop-out at the end of the original arc. If it's that this manga flat-out sucks and people reading it are flat-out delusional, why are you here? If it's that there's a definite policy to keep this manga romance-free, you'd probably get more respect linking a definitive source saying that's their plan rather than insisting it's true based on nothing having happened YET.
Frankly, my perception of you is you seem like you want to come here and bitch about everything unsatisfactory to you about the Pokemon series. That has its place--I'm in no position to say it doesn't, when some if my own rants against it are rather infamous--but it's probably not in a space where people are trying to read it and get what enjoyment they can. If the series screws up too badly, they'll come around anyway, but meanwhile, your gadfly posts are often called troll posts for very good reason.
2015-Apr-20 23:52:12 Greener said: Just because it wasn't designed for kids doesn't mean they're not still pandering to kids. This is part of a marketing stunt TPC's been at since XY's release: they're baiting weeaboos with sexual imagery without actually changing the content. It's like interspercing a striptease in the middle of an episode of Barney.
2015-Apr-20 21:49:08 Bahmo said: @CasualObserver: Perhaps. I still say that doesn't justify him being as cold as he was in the Emerald arc, but based on the montage, he did come out of his shell again and start treating Sapphire better; if not as a girlfriend.
@Greener & VGBM: Naive, am I? While I will admit to not being very familiar with the anime post-Kanto, I am familiar enough, and plenty familiar with the manga, to recognize the manga isn't as anchored in the perpetual ten-year-old, mostly-casual mode of the anime. To WHAT DEGREE it's free of that may be a point of contention, but credit it where it's due; characters age, many do, in fact, accomplish what they set out to do, and they depart in some semblance of triumph instead of endlessly chasing rainbows. Now with this, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't know of any point in the anime as innuendo-ridden as Ruby's "wrestling" Zinnia. That's not something designed for the kids.
So does that mean they'll take the relationship where we want it to go? Not necessarily, but I DO think it's in a position to do so.
2015-Apr-20 21:17:41 InserSomePeeHere said: Oh he wants to pee in peace (lol sorry I forgot my glasses that's why)