what_up.son/party_at_kame_house.dbz

Just posted a few more songs I felt like sharing. what_up.son is my dog Mako and I going for a run. Well he’s running, I’m letting him pull me on the long board.

Sorry for making you stare at my dog’s @sshole ^_^

party_at_kame_house.dbz was originally supposed to be a more chill beat, but things got a little out of hand.

Hope you enjoy!

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So I’m dabbling in music now

For the past few weeks I’ve been experimenting with different music apps and whatnot, and I’ve finally made a few tracks I felt comfortable sharing. I also went ahead and put them up on YouTube with little anime/game gifs attached for a little flair. I’m considering putting them up on SoundCloud as well, but I’d like to know what people think about them first.

This track is my favorite so far, but maybe that’s just because I put WAY more effort getting all these clips together! I’m also a pretty big fan of this track I made while drinking at our local dive bar.

And then of course here’s one for those old school Cartoon Network fans

These final two are some of my earliest creations, but I feel it shows in the video editing more than the sound. Anyway I hope you enjoyed these tracks, and I’d love to get some feedback on them!

Gen 2 Pokédex Progress

So about a week ago I wrote about my disaster in Pokémon Crystal where all my progress was erased. Fortunately that didn’t deter me from going after gen two’s pokédex anyway. After work one afternoon I decided to check out a local game shop, and found they had dozens of copies of Yellow and Gold available with most of the stickers in great shape. I went ahead and grabbed a copy of Gold, as well as two puzzles of the Kanto and Johto maps because why not? These puzzles have turned out to be a bit of a nightmare in their own right, and both seem to have one missing edge piece which frustrates me to no end. Anyway now that I’ve abandoned shiny hunting for time and sanity’s sake, there’s been a lot of progress towards to pokédex. Also for reference since I’ve already got gen one’s pokédex completed I’m only mentioning gen two pokémon in this list.

Starting out I’ve got all three starters and their second evolutions by using my copy of Crystal. Next up there’s noctowl, sentret, spinarak, and togepi. These four haven’t really seen any action outside of Bill’s boxes. Mareep/Flaaffy on the other hand is a new champ. Wooper is also in the party until it evolves, and gastly is in the party because haunter is one of my favorite/most used pokémon. For the first time I’ve evolved a poliwhirl and a slowpoke into a politoed and a slowking respectively. Yanma, sudowoodo, girafarig and miltank are also in the box. I’ve currently seen 96 pokémon and have captured 31.

I’m not going on the same crazy binge sessions this time around, so hopefully this can just be something fun to do. I’m sure I’ll link images of the framed puzzles when they’re both done, and maybe even a sequel video for the final pokédex update in gen two. But until then, thanks for reading.

My Lost 48 hours of Pokémon Crystal

So a few years back I accomplished an item on my bucket list by completing the Pokédex in Pokémon Red/Blue (video for proof ^_^). Fast forward to earlier this week and I found myself walking into a Game Exchange and back out with a beautiful looking copy of Pokémon Crystal. Then quickly realizing it was the most glitched out game I’ve ever seen and trading it out for a much less beautiful, but working, copy. As soon as I got home I loaded it in my old Game Boy SP and started a new game. However with my main goal being to complete the gen 2 pokédex, I decided to look up a few glitches. After a few hours had all three of the starter pokémon, and eventually even figured out how to get every Odd Egg possibility including a shiny Magby and Igglybuff.

I didn’t realize how long it had been until the sun was shining through my blinds after I’d played straight through the night. Doing the math now, I started playing around 8pm and the sun would’ve come up at 7-7:30am. So I’d already been playing for close to 12 hours, and the hunt was on. I tried to avoid encountering Sudowoodo for as long as possibly to attempt a shiny, but eventually decided I could always try breeding later and I really needed to get to the Lake of Rage — though probably not for the reason you’re thinking.Related image

My main reason for catching the shiny Gyarados was actually so that I could trade him over to my copy of Blue and perform the sequences needed to capture a shiny Ditto. There are plenty of tutorials for this glitch online, but I decided to link my own method above for anyone that has a completed first gen game. So anyway I’m feeling pretty good around this point and go on to complete most of the main story line up to the last gym. I’d even transferred some of my strongest Pokémon over from Red/Blue including Mew, Mewtwo, Dragonite, and Charizard. Additionally I had also transferred Pokémon with evolutions linked to trading such as Slowpoke and Polywhirl.

This is where things get a little screwy…

I set the game down after sun rays hit my arms unexpectedly again around 8am this morning (using my spring break appropriately huh?). I slept until around 2pm and did a few things around the house to recover from my nearly 48 hour binge. Around 3pm I decided to check in on the game.

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While this is my kind of GB Color I just found these images online.

My journey to complete the gen two pokédex has been brought to a sudden halt. I’m considering picking up from an emulator, but this was just so discouraging. Not only did I lose nearly two days of my life, but I also lost a lot of powerful pokémon from my gen one games. However it has sparked a possible interest in shiny hunting, and turned me on to some cool YouTubers I might write a piece on later. Let me know if you’d be interested!

How to Get a Shiny Ditto in Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

For this method you will need two Game Boy devices, a trading cable, a first gen game (Red/Blue/Green/Yellow) with access to Route 23’s grassy area (Pokémon Mansion for Yellow players), and a second gen game (Gold/Silver/Crystal) with the shiny Gyarados.

Step One

Transfer your shiny Gyarados to gen one and go to the Celadon Department Store. You’ll need to go up to the 5th floor and buy a Poké Doll. Next you’ll go to Saffron City to the house in the upper left side of the map. Go to the second floor of the home and give to Poké Doll to the girl in exchange for the ability Mimic. You’ll need to teach this to Gyarados for the next part.

Step Two

Take your shiny Gyarados up Route 23 until you hit those patches of grass where I think Ditto have the highest spawn rate for the effort of this catch. Make sure that you take Gyarados into battle first as you’ll need to perform Mimic before Ditto uses Transform. This is essential as you need Ditto to transform into a Gyarados with Transform. Once Ditto has transformed into Gyarados twice, his stats will match those of your shiny Gyarados and it’s time start throwing pokéballs.

Step Three

Transfer Gyarados and Ditto back to your gen two games to see them both in their shiny goodness! Additionally you can breed with this Ditto for higher chances of hatching shiny pokemon! Enjoy!

Important Update to the Blog

How’s it going everyone? Been a while since I posted here, but I return with some news both good and bad. Boiled down to its basics, the good news is that I’ll probably be posting regularly again soon. The bad news is that I will rarely be posting about anime anymore — if at all.

I understand that the majority of you likely only follow this blog for the anime posts, and I just want you to know there will be no hard feelings if you decide to unfollow. However I just feel like my relationship with the medium has changed fairly drastically in the past several months, and I no longer have the drive to write about it. Anime will always have a special place in my heart, but I think it’s been one of the things keeping me from where I want to go in life.

But hey if you’ve gotten this far without immediately unfollowing I might as well talk about what kind of changes you can expect from this blog right? To be honest I can’t reveal everything quite yet as I don’t even know myself, but it’s going to be a lot more focused on IRL topics and self-improvement. Now I know there are already thousands, if not millions, of blogs just like this across the web, and I can’t guarantee this one will be all that much better. However my goal with this is to make it more personalized, so that while you’re reading it doesn’t sound like some generic feel-good BS. I want to convey the experiences of improving my own life in a way that is actually relatable.

Obligatory example of the unrelatable

Some topics I already know I’ll be writing, and possibly makings videos, about include: fitness, nutrition, reading/writing, time management, sociology, and personal stories that will cover a wide variety of topics. Looks like I’m really going to need a full site overhaul soon! And now I don’t want this to drag on too long, so I’ll wrap it up here with wishing everyone a (late) happy 2018 and best wishes to everyone!