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Nikon or Canon: Which to buy?

Posted by Vox , in Random stuff Oct 23 2016 · 137 views

So I am planning on taking a somewhat freelance class that a person is offering in photography, and a scholarship I have is able to cover the costs of the class, which includes having to get a DSLR Camera... The director of the class is only allowing Canon or Nikon Cameras, and wants at least a 55mm lens attachment... Odd limitations but not gonna argue.

Now I've never bought a DSLR camera, nor can I say I ever really have looked at buying them. As such I'm hoping those who might frequent my blog or see this might be able to help me choose which is the better option of the two?


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Gym 5&6: Holy Heck, Snowdome is a boss

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Oct 15 2016 · 59 views
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So not much worth noting for Gym 5, as I used two flying pokemon to take care of said gym, however Gym 6... That is a different story
So started with Raze, thinking fire would be good against steel. It was, but her magnemite used thunderbolt, and Raze was left clinging at 1 HP. Immediately brought out Snowdome, and used him for the rest of the entire fight. One-shotted both her Magnemites with Dig, and single-handedly took down her steelix. Funny fact, Snowdome has Sand Veil, and Jasmine kept having her Steelix use Sandstorm. This allowed Snowdome to make it through the entire fight, only getting hit once by Iron Tail, the rest of the time he was spamming Dig, or when he wasn't steelix's attacks were missing, even screech. Snowdome was definitely the MVP here. Tanked it like a boss.

Current Team:
Snowdome (Sandslash) Lv:27 MV-Bloody-P
Raze (Quilava) Lv:24
Jimothy (Victreebel) Lv:24
Shelob (Ariados) Lv:23
Ivan (Noctowl) Lv:20
Leofrick (Gyarados) Lv:24

Also caught a flaafy, named it Tex, and grinded it on the way from olivine city to cianwood city, since it was all water pokemon that way. Got it level 30 and evolved in an ampharos.



Route - Pokemon
29 - Ivan (HootHoot, M, Quiet)
30 - Shelob (Spinarak, F, Impish)
31 - Spinarak (N/A)
Sprout Tower - Ratatta (N/A)
32 - Jimothy (Bellsprout, M, Lonely)
Union Cave - Snowdome (Sandshrew, M, Calm, Had a quick claw)
33 - Zubat (N/A)
Slowpoke Well - Nyancy (Zubat, F, Hasty)
Ilex Forest - Lindsey (Caterpie, F, Serious)
34 - Leonard (Drowzee, M, Bashful)
35 - Abra (Teleported)
National Park - Hoothoot (N/A)
36 - Richard (Pidgey, M, Hardy)
Webster - Kenya (Spearow, F, Hasty)"Gifted" Definitely not stolen
Burned Tower - Smaug (Koffing, M, calm)
Mt.Mortar - Luci (Rattata, F, bold)
38- Clarence (Magnemite, Quiet)
43 - Tex (Flaafy, M, Careful)
40 - Leofrick (Magikarp, M, Bashful)
41 - Sparks (Chinchou, M, modest)


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Gen VII: The end?

Posted by Vox , in Gaming Oct 10 2016 · 125 views

So I'm not a huge fan of videos that explain indepth lore or fan theories about pokemon, aka I never really watch them, however there is one video I watched recently that really intrigued me, and I would suggest watching should you like this type of stuff. It's really well done and really in depth. Also it's about an hour long, but well worth that hour of time.
Also fairly certain it's safe, I don't remember there being anything that could potentially have it unlinked here...



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Gym 4: Ringar and Morty

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Oct 08 2016 · 73 views

Screw Morty! Screw him and his stupid Gengar. Everything was going great, Shelob was kicking his other pokemon's behind thanks to the convenient Shadow Sneak she learned just before fighting him, and then his gangar came out and started spamming Hypnosis and Shadowball. Barely managed to get Shelob out of there, as she was clinging to life with 5 hp. Brought in snowdome, first move gangar used hypnosis, switched in raze, sucker punch then hypnosis. Finally brought in Kenya, still hypnosis, but thankfully given her normal type she was immune to the shadowball, and woke up enough to damage it, but then right back to hypnosis. This continued for like 2 minutes, and several healing later we managed to beat morty.
Never been so close to having a pokemon die...

Current Team:
Shelob Lv: 20
Jimothy Lv: 17
Raze Lv:22
Snowdome Lv: 24
Kenya Lv: 24
Ivan: Lv: 14

Only new pokemon is a Koffing Named Smaug, burned tower


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Gym 3: Snowdome kicked some Miltank behind!

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Oct 05 2016 · 42 views

As the title suggest, we beat Whitney, and Snowdome, whom is now a Sandslash, kicked the ever loving poo out of Miltank with a single Focus Blast! Fear Miltank we do not.

Current team:
Shelob Lv: 13
Ivan Lv:13
Raze Lv:21
Snowdome Lv:22 (Now Sandslash)
Kenya Lv:21 (Totally not stolen from Route Guard Webster)
Jimothy Lv: 16

Route Update:
Route - Pokemon
29 - Ivan (HootHoot, M, Quiet)
30 - Shelob (Spinarak, F, Impish)
31 - Spinarak (N/A)
Sprout Tower - Ratatta (N/A)
32 - Jimothy (Bellsprout, M, Lonely)
Union Cave - Snowdome (Sandshrew, M, Calm, Had a quick claw)
33 - Zubat (N/A)
Slowpoke Well - Nyancy (Zubat, F, Hasty)
Ilex Forest - Lindsey (Caterpie, F, Serious)
34 - Leonard (Drowzee, M, Bashful)
35 - Abra (Teleported)
National Park - Hoothoot (N/A)
36 - Richard (Pidgey, M, Hardy)
Webster - Kenya (Spearow, F, Hasty)"Gifted" Definitely not stolen


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Gym 2 and Second Rival Battle

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Oct 04 2016 · 41 views

Firstly, This session was amazing. My luck with the pokemon that was my first encounter in each route was amazing. I ran into a couple mareeps, though sadly couldn't catch them since Jimothy, A bellsprout, was already caught on that route. Caught a Sandshrew as well in Union cave... Named it Snowdome for obvious reasons. Did I mention it had a quick claw, because it did.

Then I beat Bugsy, not much of a threat, though His Scyther's quick attack was quite a hassle. Also beat Spirit's (Rival) Croconaw with ease... Jimothy kicks some major behind. Did a bit more after the rival battle, and ended the session at the Daycare center, where I put Cheese, the togepi egg named after a character from Deadheads(Great movie, suggest it), and Lindsey, a caterpie. Also got a drowzee! So freakin excited about that.

Current Team:
Raze lv: 18
Snowdome Lv: 10
Jimothy LV: 14
Shelob Lv: 12
Ivan Lv: 13


Route - Pokemon

29 - Ivan (HootHoot, M, Quiet)
30 - Shelob (Spinarak, F, Impish)
31 - Spinarak (N/A)
Sprout Tower - Ratatta (N/A)
32 - Jimothy (Bellsprout, M, Lonely)
Union Cave - Snowdome (Sandshrew, M, Calm, Had a quick claw)
33 - Zubat (N/A)
Slowpoke Well - Nyancy (Zubat, F, Hasty)
Ilex Forest - Lindsey (Caterpie, F, Serious)
34 - Leonard (Drowzee, M, Bashful)


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Gym 1

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Oct 01 2016 · 66 views
Nuzlocke
So I have beaten the first gym, just barely though as Falkner's Pidgeotto almost kicked Raze's behind, however a well timed critical ember, followed up with a quick attack, managed to secure us the victory.

Current Team:
Raze(Quilava): Lv: 14
Ivan(Hoothoot): Lv: 8
Shelob(Spinarak): Lv: 9
Togepi Egg


Route - Pokemon
29 - Ivan (HootHoot, M, Quiet)
30 - Shelob (Spinarak, F, Impish)
31 - Spinarak (N/A)
Sprout Tower - Ratatta (N/A)

N/A means it was not caught, or fainted.


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Thus it begins

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Sep 30 2016 · 127 views

So it begins. I deleted the prior data, and started up the game.
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Named my character Vox for obvious reasons, and since the trainer id ended in a 0 I was able to choose the starter of my choice.
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I've always been a Cyndaquil man. Still am. This one's stats seem heavily infavor of speed.

Also looking for name suggestions for future pokemon, since I will be nicknaming all pokemon. Heck, if you want a pokemon named after you, I will also use display names if wanted.
*Imagines hijinks like this occurring*


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Heartgold Nuzlocke

Posted by Vox , in Nuzlocke Sep 30 2016 · 105 views
Nuzlocke
So since I bought a New 3DS XL, I'm going to restart my Heartgold Nuzlocke, since it's been awhile since I played my prior run. A new system, a new start.
I will make a new blog post after every gym beaten, unless I beat several in one session, which will include a running list of pokemon caught and which route they were caught on. Also every Update post will have Nuzlocke in the tag.

Here are the rules:


Core Rules:
  • Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released.
  • The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.
  • I shall be nicknaming every pokemon I catch.
  • If I black out/white out it’s considered to be “game over”, even if there are Pokémon left in the PC.
  • I shall not be doing any trading, even with npcs, nor am I allowing trading for pokemon that need to be traded to evolve. However if there are npcs that give pokemon freely, I shall be accepting them. (Can’t remember if heartgold has any, but just incase.)
  • Also strongly implied is a prohibition against voluntarily resetting and reloading the game when things go wrong. Being able to do so would render all of the other rules pointless.
Side Rules:
  • Starter Pokémon is based on the player’s Trainer ID number. If the last number is 1-3 the player starts with a Grass type, 4-6 is Fire type, 7-9 is Water type, 0 is the player’s choice.
  • Not officially enforcing the rules until the player has Poké Balls and can catch Pokémon. For example, the Poochyena/Zigzagoon that the player has to save Professor Birch from is not counted as the first encounter on the route, and not counting any other encounters as such until they can catch. Likewise, in the games where the rival battle is immediately after getting the starter Pokémon, the “any that faint must be released” rule is not enforced at that time.
  • As another mercy rule, if the player runs into a Shiny Pokémon, the player may still catch it, regardless of whether or not it is the first encounter in the area. It also does not need to be released if it faints.
  • I shall allow one revive for the entire game, and it must be a revive in battle, not outside of it. The reason for this is Heartgold is twice as long as most pokemon games, since you have to beat a collective total of 16 gyms, and two elite fours. Two regions worth of hassles.
  • If the player has no Pokémon that can use a certain field move that is required to continue through any given point of the game, they may catch another Pokémon that can learn said field move. However, it cannot be used in battle for any reason, and must be released, permanently boxed, or migrated as soon as the player gets another Pokémon that can use said field move.
So yeah, wish me luck with this.


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Nightmare fuel

Posted by Vox , Aug 02 2016 · 163 views
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Hey, ever wondered what a lifesize minifig would look like if done out of flesh and whatnot? You haven't? Well you will now. Someone cosplayed as a Minifig but took it a step further than just yellow skin and blocky cardboard.
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I'm not going to go into detail. Think I saw this originally on SourcefedNerd? I think, and figured it might be worth sharing on here. Link to the full Article






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One Of My Favorite Poems

FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great,
And would suffice.
BY ROBERT FROST