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I grew up with Pokémon and I’ve played nearly every single main series game (I still haven’t played Black/White or their sequels), so it’s kind of weird that a Pokémon game would make me all nostalgic. Like pretty much everybody else who got Pokémon for Christmas, I’ve been playing Alpha Sapphire and it kind of means a lot to me because Sapphire was the first Pokémon game that I owned and I never finished it. Yeah. It gets worse though. Not only did I not finish it, I lost it too. Yup. It still hasn’t surfaced anywhere in our house so as soon as ORAS was announced, I could have fucking screamed.
Since Christmas day I have done played Alpha Sapphire every single day. Well, I’ve actually played as much as I can. And while I’m not to the Pokémon League yet, my team is still looking pretty good. I have one main rule when making up my team and it’s that I only ever have Pokémon that were introduced in that region, so I’ve only got Hoenn/Gen 3 Pokémon on my team.
- Swampert – lv. 54
- Gallade – lv. 52
- Manectric lv. 53
- Altaria – lv. 55
- Camerupt – lv.53
- Roserade – lv. 53
Their levels will have gone up by the time this post is up. I’ve pretty much binge-played.
Want to battle me? You might win, you might lose (I haven’t battled any real people in a long time). Here’s my friend code: 1478-3357-8893
If you’re into animanga and you’ve never heard of the Dragon Ball franchise, you need to reevaluate your life because this is probably the most famous animanga series in the history of forever. And it also means a lot to me because this is one of the staples of my childhood. I watched Dragon Ball Z more than I watched Sailor Moon, and that’s probably why I like shonen manga more than shojo manga. When I was a little kid (up until I was about 9 or 10), there wasn’t any way of me watching TV in my room, so I watched TV with my brother in his room, and we both loved watching DBZ. We also played the video games together (I always lost), and either last year or the year before, I started to read the Dragon Ball manga. I’ve only got the first five volumes so far, but it’s almost like experiencing something new because even though I know who all the characters are, I didn’t watch Dragon Ball as a child (it just wasn’t on, but then when Toonami started to air it, we just didn’t watch it for some reason) so I only know the bare bones of the story.
I also bought a preowned copy of Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 for the PS2 (my favourite DBZ game ever), and the nostalgia there was just crippling. I haven’t played that game since I was about 12 because our copy broke and then my brother traded it in (don’t ever try to sell things that are broken), so I just completely forgot how good it is. And other things that have contributed to my nostalgia trip is the YouTube channel TeamFourStar, who do a comedic fandub of DBZ. This nostalgia trip just gave me a huge kick in the ass and reminded me that I really want to continue on with reading Dragon Ball. And I will do that. Because the first part of the series is only 16 volumes long. Then I’ll start reading Dragon Ball Z, which is longer. And then I’ll binge watch the anime which will take about five years of my life, but I don’t care because I just love this series so much (I might watch GT, but we shall see about that).
What makes you nostalgic? Does nostalgia ever kill you?