In honor of today I found it would be prudent to make a very very long post as to why I enjoy Ash as a character, hell if I’m being honest with myself he’s probably one of my favorite main characters in the “shonen” genre of anime.
Again, I’m the…
This is kind of an old post that ive been saving but I really do feel like I probably should have re-written that entire BW section because of the reasons you explained (shameless backtracking on my part).
Some things like the Trip battle episode are semi justified but I still thought he could have won the battle fine with Quick Attack and Iorn Tail…then again Pikachu was weakened during the fight so yeah, sorry about that one, it’s a legit loss I suppose.
The fight with Elesa was frustrating because strategy and forethought proved to be something that WAS for him and it’s worked well in the past. It’s why I hate that episode, because it seems to imply Ash can get by just fine on luck and pure guts and nothing else when we seen that his skills in battle can go further then that. Adding that to his League placing in Unova and I just kinda do feel he did take a step back, admittedly not a HUGE one as he still has his moments here and there, but it’s noticeable for me
Also Ash’s battle performance was the only issue I had with him in BW, like…I still enjoy him as a character and such, it was just a thing I was kinda disappointed in. I didn’t HATE it, I just didn’t like the inconsistency, that’s all.
Sonic Lost World has it all except one. Sonic has his personality, he cares for his friends, Miles is also a great character, he comes out as something smart and helpful. The scenery is great and the controls are decent. The plot is terrible though, in my opinion.
I agree except for the personalities, they’re god awful as well is too much of an asshole and BARELY shows interest in his friends, and Tails is FAR too cocky. Also Roger Craig Smith still sucks as Sonic
When people who CONSTANTLY call Sonic an asshole in SLW can explain to me how being worried for his friend for half the game when he’s taken away and showing remorse of Knuckles and Amy when he thought they died is somehow being an asshole ill ALWAYS laugh at these accusations.
I stopped getting attached to Pokemon Characters right after OS. Honestly, I don’t know why but I usually handle the cast change pretty easily. I didn’t really feel bad when Misty or Brock left, same goes for May, Dawn etc. I don’t know why, but it’s just easier to move on for me.
And I honestly…
Wow, I disagree completely, Iris and CIlan leaving was devoid of any emotion because they chose to waste the episode on TR’s bullshit and then immedlatey rush their departures by suddenly making up reasons why Iris and Cilan have to leave, it’s so badly done to me.”Memories are made of Bliss’ is a way WAY better sendoff episode and I actually did feel emotions there.
Over at a Pokeshiping tumblr I frequent I saw them reblog a petition to get Misty back in the anime and to reunite the original trio. Am I the only one who doesn't get why people are still posting online petitions about Misty 12 years after her departure? Can't these people just move on and let it go already? What do you think about this?
Ugh god, like…..It frustrates me because they probably haven’t even BOTHERED watching the show after the Original Series and the thought of them SUDDENLY coming back because of two companion characters coming back just annoys me…
Like…I watched Johto and neither Misty of Brock added much of value to it, like they didn’t take the character in new and interesting directions, they were just getting rather played out and it was SUCH a breath of fresh air when Misty was finally given the chance to become a Gym Leader and get some fresh blood with May and Max….I just…don’t get it really.
Also petitions are stupid and pointless and stupid.
HUVr introduces the new hoverboard to be released in December 2014 [x]
THIS IS NOT A TEST!!! REPEAT THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!
This just in! The Jet set radio future is happening!!
The company and hoverboard they supposedly invented was later revealed to be an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the comedy video website Funny or Die. Much of the special effects used to give the illusion of a board actually hovering above ground was achieved using Adobe After Effects CC, a popular video editing application developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Michael Kitterman, a freelance motion graphics editor from Antioch California provided much of the final video editing, and served as lead consultant during filming to Turner Entertainment Digital Network who produced the promotional videos.
So outside of Grand Festivals, what would you say was May's best Contest showing?
That’s hard, since May is someone who relies a lot on luck (I think Drew even points out on at least two occasions May only won because she had a lucky break—which wasn’t even him being a jerk, it was the truth).
Battle-wise, I think I was most impressed with May during her final contest in Kanto where she faced off with Jessie. Since it was her last official contest, you could really see how far she had come. I liked her creative uses for rapid spin and I thought she smartly beat Jessie rather than just got lucky, and not only that, but the contest purposely was heavily emphasizing the strong bonds coordinators must have with their Pokemon as well. Jessie and her discourse with Banette was purposely there to foil May and show off her strong bond she’s made with her own Pokemon, which I think is a great thing to show considering how much she used to hate them. I liked the idea that was presented of a sudden death in contests, too.
As for appeals, I particularly liked Squirtle’s appeal in AG160, the one with the rapid spin and bubble and cool ice beam. To be honest, for the most part I’m never heavily impressed by May’s appeals (though certain things stand out to me, like Combusken’s fire spin in AG174 and Beautifly’s silverwind in its debut), but I kinda like that she seems so average but slowly learns along the way, because even though you said outside of the Grand Festival, Muchlax’s appeal in the Kanto Grand Festival was definitely my favorite just because it was so unique and different and coming from someone like May who you wouldn’t expect it from was just was really impressive and cool to me.
I haven’t really thought about this but May was always kinda average in the appeals side while excelling in the battle side, I think that’s where a distinct difference between May and Dawn is noticeable which I hadn’t considered before, in while May is pretty great in contest battles, Dawn gave really creative appeals and such.