Zzz… My darn bladder woke me up at exactly 4am this morning, so I’m going to have to hit the hay early tonight.
POKEDDEXY Challenge Day 12 (Ice)
I bet you didn’t think Piloswine could get any cuter, but then it becomes a woollyboar. I dunno, I just love pigs. Someday I want to get a potbelly as a pet. According to the in-game text, a Mamoswine's tusks are made out of ice, but the sprites and models never give them an icy look. I thought the least I could do was make them translucent!
Tomorrow is Normal type. I know “normal” sounds boring, but there are some damn cool ones to choose from.
Someone told me this joke years ago but I don’t know where it came from:
He who runs in front of a car gets tired.
He who runs behind a car gets exhausted.
Hopefully this will set you all off in a good mood as you roll out of bed today!
POKEDDEXY Challenge Day 11 (Ground)
Nidoking is just… the best. Expose your Nidorino to a piece of Moon Stone and it becomes a total war machine. Stone-hard body armor, venomous horn, and a tail that can snap telephone poles and CRUSH SPINES (see Silver Version entry).
Not to mention, I like that the female evolution line is blue and the male line is purple. They are equally badass.
Ice type tomorrow.
I bought this Adventure Time mug for somebody as a Christmas present off of Amazon. Just got to my house today. I didn’t realize it was so big, though!
I mean, look at this thing. You could hide the smaller mug inside it if it didn’t have the handle. This must be the amount of coffee you need to drink to come up with such a wacky cartoon.
Unfortunately, it isn’t microwavable or dishwasher safe, but I thought it had a cool design with Jake’s body becoming the handle like that!
POKEDDEXY Challenge Day 10 (Grass)
Grass is such a weird type name. Why not just call it Plant type?
Anyway, Trevenant here is my favorite Grass as of Gen 6. It doesn’t even have that “pokemon” look to it. I think it would fit right in as a monster with any other RPG. These guys are like haunted trees that have physical links to the entire forest, manipulating it to trap people who attempt to damage it. Sort of fitting, since Trevenants evolve from monsters that are literally tree stumps possessed by the sprits of children who got lost in the woods and died. Geezus.
Ground type tomorrow!
POKEDDEXY Challenge Day 9 (Ghost)
Brr, it’s Froslass! The female evolution option for Snorunt in which it is inhabited by the spirit of a woman lost in the mountains. The more I look at her, the creepier her design gets. For instance, her arms. They’re sort of just tendrils growing off of her faceplate, which actually looks like a skull. And her skin is all purple and blue like it’s been frostbitten. Brr.
Grass type tomorrow! And I’ll give you a hint: my choice for Day 10 was almost my choice for Day 9!
BTW are you guys playing Merry Gear yet? Because you should be.
Outer Savin’, three years after the Secret Santa Incident…
We had classified information that a new Santa had taken power.The whole thing was naughty… but our noses had been out in the cold too long.
Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghost of Christmas Past is the sequel to 2006′s Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa. Set years after the events of the first game, Merry Gear Solid 2 sets Old Snake on an adventure to retrieve Santa’s Hat from an extremist group known as the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Using an array of new tools, and returning favorites, Solid Snake must infiltrate Outer Savin’ mall and prevent the Ghosts from taking control of the SOC (Spirit of Christmas) System.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE (right menu). The first game, too - they’re both really great and in the spirit of both MGS and Christmas with some superb voice acting.
Things I’ll be playing this season.
POKEDDEXY Challenge Day 8 (Flying)
Tricky tricky, this one, on account of Sigilyph has so many colors in his design. I tried it in yellow but I think that the green looks a bit better.
Anyway, Sigilyph is just a super-cool Flying monster. He doesn’t have real “wings” or “feathers,” in fact I’m not even sure how he flies in the first place. Must be all that telekinetic ancient magic. …It’s kind of spooky how they still protect the Desert Resort even though the castle there has long since collapsed into the sand. I like to think that they were like watch dogs for royalty back in the days of Unova’s founding. Also, doesn’t it kind of look like an Unown piloting a mecha?
Tomorrow is Ghost type! It will require some thought, since there are so many cool ghosts in this series.