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We had a big family get-together for Grandma's birthday today~
She's... uh... old? Well, not old, but older. I don't know how much-- er, well, I mean I know she's a year older because it's an annual thing but I mean I don't know her exact age but the point is she gained some exp and we're celebrating another level up. \o/

'Sides, she doesn't really act that old, so she's obviously not too old.

But anyway I've kind of been dreading today because the last family occasion we had at our house (which was Christmas, by the way) involved lots of my cousin's little children running around messing with my stuff. B|

And then I had to reorganize my entire room and glue an eye back on one of my stuffed animals and I was not a happy person that day. :|
Also, a model of a T-Rex skull is not a toy. At least with like, a figure of a cartoon character, yeah, I can see that. But a DINOSAUR SKULL? SKDJFJD DON'T. TOUCH IT. GOD. IT'S ON THE TOP SHELF FOR A REASON. HOW'D YOU EVEN GET IT DOWN I DON'T EVEN. DX

So today was I was all like, in defense mode, prepared to hold my position in front of my room and take down any little rugrat that thought they were getting into my fortress of awesome things.

But then my cousin walks in with her eldest kid and she's all like, "So he's into Pokemon now and he heard somewhere that you're into it or used to be into it, so can you show him your stuff?"

And I'm like, "FUCK YES."
Except not really because he's like five but you know what I mean.

Actually I was more like, "...All of it? Are you sure? That could take DAYS." ._.;;

So I showed him all my old Pokemon cards and my games and stuff~
Apparently he plays with the cards with his friends, but considering they can't really read them entirely yet and he was determining damage by haphazardly adding and multiplying the attack damage numbers together, I'm pretty sure they're making the rules up as they go. =A=;;

He wanted to do a card battle but I declined because I was like, "WTF YOUR RULES MAKE NO SENSE."
Except not really because he's like five but you know what I mean.

Actually I was more like, "What is it with you and math? kdjsflkjf WHY DO YOU KNOW MULTIPLICATION SO WELL ALREADY."

But I hooked up Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness and we had ourselves some double battles on the television~
I told him he'd have to pick either one of my GBA teams or one of my GameCube teams, and he saw ~EPIC SHADOW LUGIA~ and chose that, of course. So I picked Pokemon Ruby, knowing full well that my level 100 Groudon, level 90 Rayquaza, and level 80 Sceptile would crush my team of level 60-somethings on XD. =3=

He didn't think that was fair and wanted to switch teams after I'd KO'd over half his team. Admittedly, it was kind of a dick move on my part, so I agreed.

So then he got Ruby and I got Gale of Darkness.
I think I actually did pretty well considering what I was up against. I still lost, but I managed to take out half my Ruby team in the process. Then again, the kid has no sense of what Pokemon is what type and type advantages yet, and he can't really read the attack names -- he was choosing them based on type, but not really considering who was using it and what against.  He kept having Groudon use Eruption on my Lugia and Houndoom and wondering why Houndoom wasn't taking any damage while I was secretly cackling over my epic use of Flash Fire + Groudon's Drought to take out my Sceptile in one hit. =3=a

Yes. I can cackle secretly. I'm just that good.

He didn't seem to have any grasp on the concept of "levels" and "raising Pokemon" either. He seems to think that there's just "good" powerful Pokemon and "bad" not powerful Pokemon and that it's static.

When I was showing him my teams I was like, "Wait, lemme get the ones that I trained."
And he was like, "Why, are these bad Pokemon?"
And I was like, "No, they're just young yet."
And he was like, "So does that mean they're bad?"
And I was like, "No, that means I haven't level'd them up yet."
And he was like, "...So they're bad?"



We had a third battle, using the same team set-up as the second battle, but we were forced to quit when we heard news of s'mores. \o/
That, and his mom was like, "Okay that's enough inside time today. B|"
Which is fine, because I was kind of getting exhausted having to explain how certain attacks worked. ._.

He wants to play Shadow the Hedgehog next time he comes. Not sure if want. I guess he has a friend with a game where you can shoot people and like, take vehicles and something about an AK47 or whatever. To be honest, I'd rather not have him play such a violent game. I actually kind of flinched when he used words like "kill" and "hurt" when describing our Pokemon battles. I was like, "Please say 'fainted' or 'KO'd' or 'did damage', pleasepleaseplease? ;;" I guess when I was younger we did say things like, "YEAH I KILLED IT" and stuff when playing Pokemon but FFFFFFFF THAT SEEMS SO INSENSITIVE NOW. ;A;
ksjflkdj I've turned into such a hippie when did this happen whyyyyyyyy

I dunno if his mom wants him playing that kind of violent game either, but Shadow is far more fun to play without the weapons and vehicles anyway so I dunno. I suppose I could just put him on the stage with Charmy in it first and not show him the levels where you hurt humans. /schemes

...Semi-unrelated but for some reason I can beat the neutral storyline in Shadow the Hedgehog, but not the hero one or the dark one. ._.
I am so fail at platformers asdjfdlsj

Buuut yeah~
That was my night~
And I need to start posting these during the day instead of at 1:30 am. ;;

Date: 2011-06-25 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL @ your grandma leveling up.

Pokemon bonding for the win! How cute that you had so much fun, even if it seemed kind of complicated! XD

There were two kids in Gamestop the other day, I swear they were no older than 11, going on about how Mortal Kombat was so fun and how many fatalities were in the game and how they wanted to play Left 4 Dead and I'm like O_O. I actually wanted to find the parents and ask them if they actually let their kids play those games. I don't know, I kind of find it disturbing to hear younger kids going on about that kind of stuff. Is that the norm these days?

Date: 2011-06-25 07:00 am (UTC)
ext_431319: (Pokemon // :|a)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. After today I went from really disliking kids to "They're not so bad once they're into Pokemons~ =3=" XD;;

To be honest, I'm not sure if that's the norm. I'm fairly sure my cousin's kid doesn't have a game system (which actually makes me happy because that means I'll be the "cool cousin with the game system~" that my cousins with SNES and Sega Genesis were to me) since he didn't actually know how to play the Pokemon video game when he picked it up. I mean, he figured it out pretty quick, but-- wait this is unrelated to the question. Lemme start over.

I guess I'm not entirely sure what the norm is. I mean, I don't really know that many parents' rules on games for kids, and I don't know that many super young people now that I'm in college. Everyone's like, 20-something here.

The only parents' whose rules I know are those of my pastor and his wife since I happen to be friends with their kids, and, well, they're... my pastor and his wife. XD;;
That doesn't really constitute "the norm," anyway... though they follow the ESRB rating system pretty well, I think, and their kids are more into family friendly Nintendo titles anyway. Well, they aren't allowed to play Pokemon, but that's only because the eldest got so obsessed with it that he was like, playing it in school and stuff and they were like, "DKFJDLJ TALK TO PEOPLE, DAMMIT."


Date: 2011-06-25 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
she gained some exp and we're celebrating another level up


It can be really disturbing sometimes how little kids are so insensitive to violence. orz

Date: 2011-06-25 07:07 pm (UTC)
ext_431319: (Pokemon // Staaaaaare)
From: [identity profile]
W-well she did! ;3;
I'm so glad people are amused by that. XD

Yeah. OTL
It's so weird though. I mean, when I was younger I was always afraid of games with blood and stuff where I couldn't see behind me and NPCs shot at me or attacked from behind. It just seemed too much like something that could actually happen and I'd be all paranoid and looking over my shoulder for the rest of the day. Now there are kids that are just like, "SO I KILLED 39 HOOKERS IN THIS GAME I GOT THE OTHER DAY." ;;
I'm probably just a wuss though too. I don't even like walking by windows when I'm home alone because I think a burglar or a sniper will see me, which is dumb because the light's on and they would know I'm here anyway, Self. :| /tangent

I mean, I said a lot of insensitive/violent things, but when I actually saw graphic stuff like that I was like, "OH GOD WHY IS THAT WHY ;A: /RUNNING FROM SCREEN"

I guess if they don't feel pain from it they don't realize that those on the receiving end would, but somehow it seems worse than it used to be. ._.

My God, I am just the queen of tl;dr comments today.
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Date: 2011-06-25 07:43 pm (UTC)
ext_431319: (School Rumble // Sad days ;;)
From: [identity profile]

Yeah, sometimes. ;3;
When they're not going through your stuff and breaking it. "OTL

Date: 2011-06-25 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
she gained some exp and we're celebrating another level up.

I cracked up at this. Cackling like a mad girl right now. Now I'm going to congratulate everyone on leveling up on their birthday xDD

Date: 2011-06-27 03:30 pm (UTC)
ext_431319: (Pokemon // Phoebe)
From: [identity profile]
Pfffft. I had no idea it was that funny that everyone would comment on it. XD;;

I approve of this.
I'll have to start saying that to people too. XD


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