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The Fikou Web


Gen VII: The end?

Posted by Voxumo , in Gaming Oct 10 2016 · 439 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...


Gym 4: Ringar and Morty

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Oct 08 2016 · 273 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


Gym 3: Snowdome kicked some Miltank behind!

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Oct 05 2016 · 191 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


Gym 2 and Second Rival Battle

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Oct 04 2016 · 240 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)


Gym 1

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Oct 01 2016 · 222 views
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.


Thus it begins

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Sep 30 2016 · 413 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*


Heartgold Nuzlocke

Posted by Voxumo , in Nuzlocke Sep 30 2016 · 288 views
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.


Nightmare fuel

Posted by Voxumo , Aug 02 2016 · 474 views
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


Bzpower, Contests and Scheduling.

Posted by Voxumo , in Bzpower stuff Jul 26 2016 · 382 views
BBC #73
So I don't think I've made an entry like this before... but given an interesting revelation I felt it might be worth it.

There is one massive gripe I have about the contests Bzpower runs. A large portion of the time they never stick to their schedules. This is most prevalent within the Flickr Contests, which has seen voting delayed quite sometime in the past. The most current example is BBC #73, there was suppose to be three sections of voting:
Preliminary Voting begins June 23rd and ends June 26th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
Semifinal Voting begins June 26th and ends June 28th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
Final Voting begins August 6th and ends August 7th at 11:59 P.M. EST.

Only two of these occurred, with semifinal voting being completely removed, despite there being plenty of time... Plenty. On top of this there has been no explanation for why which is another common occurrence, as far as I am aware at least, maybe it was hidden in a blog somewhere. All I know is that it wasn't exactly made publicly aware, to my knowledge.

I mean I know this contest is pretty much over, except for the final voting because someone on flickr recently posted about sending in a moc they entered for final voting, a moc with the most votes in his voting topic. So if the contestants that made it to the top three have been made aware, why hasn't everyone else, including the other people who entered? Mind you I didn't enter so it's like I'm saying this because I have a horse in the running, not the case. This is just something that has bothered me for quite sometime... The lack of schedule keeping, with typically no reason provided for why, especially with the Flickr Contests.

I'm not meaning for this to be a target or attack against anyone, it's just something I've observed and has bothered me for at least a year now.


Windows 10?

Posted by Voxumo , in Random stuff Apr 15 2016 · 1,051 views

So I've been putting off upgrading to windows 10 since it's initial release, however now that it is almost a year later, and the 'Free Upgrade' deadline is approaching, I was wondering if anyone who does use windows 10 could perhaps provide some insight.

Firstly, is it actually stable yet? I know one of the big problems when it first came out was that alot of people were getting crashed, Blue screens of Death and some computers being rendered unusable.... Is this still occurring on a regular basis or have they finally fixed the problem?

Secondly, how are you liking it? I mean is it worth the upgrade or is it just kind of meh?

Thirdly, is there any actual features that just make it stand out from like windows 8? Basically I don't do alot of tech heavy stuff, and I just am curious if it's worth it for me to upgrade from windows 8.1? I mean if there's a bunch of features that I'll never used, I don't see the reason for me to upgrade, especially since as I understand it, it doesn't support Windows Media Player, which sadly is the one media player I have on my computer and use for my playlists and whatnot...

So yeah, anyone who can answer these questions would be appreciated... I just don't want to do something I'll regret.

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Some say the world will end in fire,
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From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
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