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Pokemon Y

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Pokemon, Video Games Jan 12 2014 · 105 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in again since I want to ask you folks something (Although considering my luck with my last entry, it might not be worth ask here at all. *shrugs*).
 
Basically I want to ask you folks: What starters should I pick for Pokemon Y? I am mostly asking this because I am probably going start playing that tomorrow (after work, obviously), so I can get the event Torchic before it ends on the 15th. That and well, I thought it be cool to give you some power with this Pokemon journey and have you pick out my starters at least.
 
So yeah, here's your choices for my starters: 
 
Kalos Starters:
- Fennekin
OR
- Chespin
 
Kanto Starters:
- Squirtle
OR
-Bulbasaur
 
For those wondering why Froakie and Charmander are not listed, that's because my Pokemon X team already having them.
 
Hm...I just thought of another question for you folks. Could you give me a name and nickname for my character in Y? I already named my X character JMJ, so I thought just now that maybe I should give you a choice in that as well.
 
So yeah, that's about it really. I guess I can mention while I have you here that I got the DVD for Pacific Rim yesterday. I am probably going rewatch it sometime next week (Hm...I also need to get around to watch more Doctor Who at some point.). That should be fun. :)
 
Alright, that's enough from me. *yawn* Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you all later.
 
- JMJ 2014


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Random Entry: My Degree and Fire Emblem

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random, Pokemon, Nintendo Jan 24 2013 · 87 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in really quick to show you folks that I finally got physical copy of my degree today. You can see it in this picture here. And yes, I edited my name and school out for obvious reasons. Oh, and that badge looking thing on the paper is just there to denoted that I graduated with high honors (I did, after all, have 3.70 GPA there.).
 
In other news, I took this picture while I was playing the new Fire Emblem demo, which I must say I think I might end up getting this game since it seems pretty interesting and fun. I mean it is either that or I will bum it off my sister when she is done with it since I know that she has preorder it already.
 
Oh, and apparently Pokemon X & Y news got my sister back into Pokemon as she seem to have jump back into playing Pokemon White and she makes plans to get White 2. lol Of course, she had to ask me if that was right sequel to White (Which as far as I am aware it is.) and if I know where to get it cheap. XD
 
But anyway, this blog entry isn't about my sister, so let's get off that topic. Hm...So what should I talk about? Oh, you know what I don't have enough time to ramble tonight, so I guess I'll have to do some rambling tomorrow. So yeah, I guess I'll talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Night, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2013



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Rambling about Life

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random, Pokemon Dec 05 2012 · 93 views

Hey, BZPers. Its been awhile since I posted an entry, so I thought I would pop in and give a life update of sorts. Oh, and for those wondering why I hadn't been posting entries or reading the forums lately, I think it is mostly because I been playing a lot of games on Wii U lately.

And well, beside school stuff, my life generally pretty dull, folks. So yeah, there is generally not a lot for me to blog about (Especially considering FRINGE took like three weeks off due to Black Friday and all. Its back this week by the way.) here regularly.
 
Hm...I could of probably have done some Pokelogs. Although like I have said in some previous entries, I mostly just been level grinding all my Pokemon to equal levels lately. So yeah, absolutely no progress on the 4th Gym has been made (Which to be honest is mostly because my regular team would of been owned by Elesa since they all are at bit of type disadvantage against her.), and I doubt you folks want to read an entry about level grinding here. 
 
Oh, speaking of Pokemon, I actually have done something beside level grinding yesterday and that was I got myself a bunch of Eevee eggs recently. And well, if you hadn't guess, I am attempting to get all Eeveelutions since I want to try them all out. So yeah, I guess that's interesting thing to tell you folks.
 
But anyway, in terms of life, things have been going well for me. I mean I am about to graduated from Community College with my associate degree, so I am pretty happy about that. Yeah, I realized it is not greatest time to graduate from college, especially when you are trying to find a better job.
 
Although it is kind of hard not to be a little happy that this semester is ending because to put simply, the lectures in this course are starting to make me sleepy since our instructor has a habit of presenting examples from the book rather than gives us problems to do.
 
Seriously I don't need my instructor going through examples in the book for me. I mean I get teaching us the concept and all, but I feel like I really learn better doing the problem myself and asking questions when I need to. *shrugs* Hm...It probably doesn't help that I already knew a good deal about work involve in this course since I did take a night course last semester that also dealt with this kind of stuff.
 
Beside school stuff, there is not a lot going on with me in real life. I am just going to work mostly, which thankfully it is keeping me quite busy whenever I am there. Oh, wait...I guess I could mention here that I hadn't been able to do any driving this month or previous month. So unfortunately I am probably going to have to retake computer test to get my permit reinstated since it expires for final time during first week of next month. 
 
Hm...I guess I could hire someone to teach me since my father is awful at keeping a regular driving lesson schedule. But to be honest, I think it too late to do that now, so I am probably going to have to retake the test. Oh, well. 
 
And that's about it, folks.  I am sorry if this was boring entry for you to read. But thank you for taking the time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a good night. I'll talk you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2012
 
*goes to turn on Wii U*



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Belated FRINGE Fr-aturday: Up Early Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in FRINGE, Pokemon, Random, Real Life Nov 17 2012 · 99 views

Hey, BZPers. Its been awhile since I posted an entry here, so I thought since a bit of time right now (About 3 hours and 47 minutes to be exactly until the hang out with my friend starts. Yeah, I am that excited. What can I say I don't get a lot of human interaction daily outside of my family.) that I should pop in and give you folks an update.

So where to begin? Well, for starters, the reason this entry wasn't up yesterday is because I been trying to go bed a little bit earlier lately, so obviously I been cutting back on my BZPower time a little due to that. I am sorry about that, folks. But well, I do kind of need to fix my sleep schedule as I am tired of feeling drain when I am at work. So yeah, there might be a drop in active from me for next few days as I try to adjust to a new sleep schedule. Hopefully it won't be too difficult of adjustment.

Oh, and as for reason why there hasn't been a Pokelog in awhile that has more to do with fact that I gotten in one of my moods to train all the Pokemon that I have caught recently to equal levels. Plus, I also been trying to catch a whole bunch of Eevee, so I could try out a bunch of Eeveelutions. So yeah, absolutely no progress has been made on challenging Gym leaders, so I am still in Nimbasa City.

Hm...Speaking of Pokemon, I been messing around with Pokedex Pro and Pokemon Dream Radar lately and I must say I think they are pretty fun apps. In terms of progress for those applications, I believe I have unlock all trivia games in Pokedex Pro and in Dream Radar, I have unlock extension that let me catch the first Legendary in that game (I hadn't use it yet since I tend to have trouble catching Pokemon in this applications due to them flying all over the place, while I have system plug in a charger.).

Wait a second, this is supposed be a FRINGE related entry, not a Pokemon one. *faceplam* With that said, I guess I should mention that loved yesterday's episode of FRINGE. It was great episode and it will definitely be episode from this season that I will be re-watching a lot. Really my own complain about this episode is that pacing wasn't too great. But honestly that is just a problem with this season in general due to limit amount of episodes for this season.

Hm...I really got to remember to go get last season on DVD at some point. Although then again, I still hadn't watch my season 3 DVD in its entirely yet (I have watched season 1 and 2 several times on DVD.). *shrugs*

Well, folks, that's about it for this entry. I am seeing now if I can catch the new episode of MLP today. That and do a bit of cleaning, so basement is not completely horrible when my friend is here at 12:15 PM to hang out. Oh, by the way, we are watching Wreck-It Ralph today. That should be fun, right? :)

With that said, I'll talk to you folks later. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day.

-JMJ 2012


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Pokelog: Hurricane Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Pokemon Oct 29 2012 · 130 views

Hey, BZPers. I am just popping in to let you all know that I am still alive. Yup, folks, hurricane has yet to kill me, so that's good news to you guys, I hope. Unless of course, you hate me (Which if you do, I don't blame you really for having such feelings of me.) and that's bad news for ya.

But anyway, it has left me with a lot of free time (I have no school work to do since taking one class makes it rather easy to stay on top of things.), so I played a bit of Pokemon Black 2 today. Although I did not play it nearly as much as I would of like. So yeah, I did not get a whole lot done in the game today. However I think I did enough to at least warrant a Pokelog here about my progress. So without further ado, here is a list of what I done in Black 2 today:

- Well, first off, I finished checking out the Join Avenue. And I must say I think it is really neat idea and I look forward to it being use in future games with hopefully Streetpass functional involved. Hm...I think what I like most about it though is that it makes getting berries in Generation 5 a little bit easy by allowing you to buy berries at shops there. Admittedly I kind of wish they could just let us grow them on our own like they have in previous generations, but I guess Game Freak's logic is that berries can't grow in Unova (America), so they have to import them from "Japan" or something. *shrugs*
- After exploring Join Avenue, I obviously went into Nimbasa City and start to explore the place. And well, not a huge lot has change with it, beside amusement park area (Which had a bit of an expansion since apparently the Gym leader decide to build an entirely new Gym rather than change the old one.).
- Oh, and the town that you can only to get to by train (Anville Town) is exactly same as it was previously from looks of it. It did have a bit of side quest there involving helping someone get back their lost Pokemon, who went on wrong subway car. That was cool. It would of been nice to have gotten like a good deed medal for that, but apparently Game Freak did not think that was medal worthy. *shrugs*
- But anyway, after getting back to the city, I check out Route 5 and Route 16 and like with Nimbasa City, nothing really has change with it, beside having maybe a few more additional people to talk to.
- Although Route 5 did have something new to Generation 5 and that was Hidden Grotto, which we were introduced to by Bianca. I am not really sure what to think of those to be honest since I am not hugely sure how you find them. So yeah, it kind of feels like a feature that will make me spent many hours clicking on every tree that I pass in the game.
- Route 16 also did have something of interest and that was that entirely of Lostlorn Forest was now visible (In original Black & White, there was illusion being cast by a Zoroark over the area. I believe the only way to remove the illusion was to have shiny Johto legenedary trio in your party, so I have never experienced the event there or seen the whole forest before.). You also run into Zoroark disguised as Backpacker in this forest, who gives you a TM and then run off as his illusion fades. I have a feeling that he might be same backpacker, we met two years ago in Black.
- Alright, so after all that, I went back to Nimbasa City and explore the amusement park in more depth. I ended up finding someone's lost Xtransceiver, who end up calling me on it using an older model and asks me to hold on to until they have time to get off from work. So I agreed to hold on to it and they call me back with weird comments like "You're a boy...Oh, I am girl, by the way," and "Video Games, are your hobby, eh?" (How did she even get that information? Is she a stalker or something?).
- Beside that, I also took a ride on Rondez-View Ferris Wheel with Nursery Aide June and that was interesting to say the least.
- And after that, I explored the former roller coaster Gym for a bit. Once I was done that, I saved the game and turned it off for the night since I was getting a headache by having game sound on too loud with earbuds in.

Alright, that's all I really did in Pokemon Black 2 today. Admittedly I probably miss a lot of stuff to mention here. But it is midnight here and as much as I would like to check things in this entry over repeatedly, I am tired and I have work in the morning, so you will just have to deal with any of spelling or grammar issues in this entry.

With that say, I hope you all have a good night and thank you for taking the time to read this. Good night, BZPers.

-JMJ 2012


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Mini-Pokelog: JMJ makes little progress in Pokemon Black 2

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Pokemon Oct 24 2012 · 142 views

Hey, BZPers. I am just popping in to give you all update. In particularly, a Pokemon related update since I have been kind of slacking on that. lol Not there is whole lot to update on since as the title says, I am have made very little progress in the game since the last Pokelog.

So yeah, you are not going seeing me list that I beat the Elite Four or anything like that (That entry is probably a month from now.) here. But here is what I have done in Pokemon Black 2 sometime last week and today:
- I got my third Gym badge from Burgh; which like my Black playthrough, it was a cakewalk for me since I basically just tank the Gym's Bug Pokemon with my Magby (Lit'Tahu).
- So after my victory with the Gym leader, I went northward to go check out Route 4 since I thought logically it would be route out of the city to open up (Alright, you caught me. I did check to see if Skyarrow Bridge was open. It wasn't. :( ). Before I can get too far though, I was stop by that scientist guy (I think his name is Colress.) from sewers and he ask me if he could take a look at my Pokemon. I saw no harm in it (Well, actually I was kind of suspiciously of him as I do get this feeling that he is part of the new Team Plasma.), so I let him. After that, he asked me to meet him at Route 4 for a battle.
- I didn't feel ready though to battle him, so I did some training in sewers for a bit. Of course, that was completely unnecessary as he only have a team of two on him, so he was pretty easy. Oh, and I have to give Game Freak some points here as I was totally not expecting the "boulders" on Route 4 to be Crustle.
- But anyway, after that, I wander around the route to check out the new developments since unlike Castelia City, there was more than just little changes to the place. Although really it is not surprising since in the previous game, there was construction going on in this route, so naturally the construction on this route should be done by now as two years has gotten by. I had a lot of fun exploring it for hidden items (Which by the way, even though I do have item finder, I can't say it stop me from checking every trash I see. XD Pokemon, what have you done to me? I am trash picker because of you!).
- Oh, and from what I heard from a NPC by overhead bridge to next city, it sounds like this route might actually be different in White 2. I say this because he had said places with ruins are being developed over and as result, we are are losing part of history; which at least to me, it sounds like something that would only happen in the Black version of the game since it generally more urban friendly. But anyway, I brought that up because I think I might get White 2 at later point as I wouldn't mind checking out possibly more differences that the two games have. *shrugs*
- After exploring for awhile, I decided to head up to next city to see if it had change at all. But apparently a new location was added between the city and this route because instead of normal gate to city, there was something called a Join Avenue there. And well, I hadn't explore it yet since I had to go to class. So this is where the Pokelog update ends.

Yeah, like I say earlier, I did not get a lot done in Pokemon Black 2 today. I wish I could of play more of it, but I had a class to go to. And I ended up using most of my home free time to watch the new Ninjago and Supernatural episodes on tonight. That and I played the LEGO Lord of Rings demo on my 3DS during some of commercials for those shows. So yeah, I wasn't able to find the time to play more of Pokemon Black 2.

Alright, its getting late here and as much as I would like to talk about some other stuff like Ninjago or LEGO Lord of Rings demo, I will have to can those ideas for now as I am kind tired (No doubt it shows as this is probably painful to read for some of you.). So yeah, I'll save that stuff for later. Unless of course, you folks rather I not talk about that stuff. Until then, thanks for taking the time to read this. Good Night, BZPers.

-JMJ 2012


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Belated Pokelogs - Snorlax Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Nintendo, Pokemon Oct 11 2012 · 115 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in to give you all an update on my progress in Pokemon Black 2; which I have been playing for past few days, so I technically should of had one of these entries for Monday and Tuesday. But well, I kind of too busy playing the game during my free time to really write one of these.

Heck, I probably would be playing more now, if it weren't for fact that I do feel like I need to go to bed early today. Especially considering I am still tired after taking a nap today, which also unfortunately made me miss tonight's Ninjago episode. Yeah, I am a fan now and I am officially up to speed with TV series. Apparently there are some books though, so I might want check those out.

Oh, and I am probably going to be writing up an entry here at some point to summary some of my thoughts of series so far and some theories that I might have. But that's for a later entry, this is Pokelog, so let's move on.

Alright, last time we talked about my progress, I was in Floccesy Ranch helping Applejack (Yes, I know her name isn't Applejack. But well, they didn't even give her a name, so the brony in me felt it was good idea to give her that nickname. Deal with it. :P ) find her missing dog. And well, I founded it chasing after what appears to be a Team Plasma grunt.

But how could that be? Didn't we defeat those thugs pretending to be Pokemon activists during the last game two years ago? Well, I guess not then. Nice job saving the world, Looker and the original JMJ (Yeah, I used the same name, which why I was initially confused by N cutscene as I thought he was talking about new me at first. lol But we have yet to even meet, so that makes no sense.).

But anyway, when I confronted the dude, he didn't even battle me and ran off as soon as my rival decided to go tell Applejack that we founded her dog (Herdier). So yeah, she and her Herdier were reunited. Yay! :) Oh, I forgot to mention in my previous entry that I named my rival Samuel since I originally was trying to name him Samuel L. Jackson as homage to SPIRIT, but unfortunately that was too many characters for rival's name. So I settled with Samuel, which I think is fitting name for him.

Yeah, I know have a weird naming scheme for things. What can I say? I am not very creative when it comes to naming things. Its particularly why I avoid nicknaming Pokemon most of time. However I have decided this time around to try nickname all my Pokemon for fun.

lol So far though that has not gone too well as I ended up nicknaming a female Riolu on my team, Rocky Jr., and I named a female Pidove, Buzz. Yeah, I need rename them at some point with more fitting names. Although they are not the only ones that I have to rename as I do have quite a few members on my team with their original names such as my shiny Oshawott. Which now that mention it, how about you folks suggest some nicknames for my Pokemon? Please leave a comment here, if you are interested in doing that.

But anyway, to get back on track, I left the ranch and return back to Alder's place, where he had me battle with a couple of his students. And well, they were pretty easy to beat, so I wasn't there very long. So after that, I decided to head back home to see if that school had a open up as I was rather curious about what could be in there. Well, as it turns out, the first Gym was there, which I must say is kind of cool as they usually don't have you backtrack to a previous town/city to challenge a gym.

Now at time, I wasn't exactly ready for the gym, so I ended training for a bit. Eventually I decided to give it a shot and took out Cheren's Gym trainers relatively easily. However the same could not be said for Cheren as the dude actually beat me three times due to fact that I think I was too underleveled for him. That and I did decided to kind of avoid catching Pokemon that I have used in original Black such as Patrat and Purrloin. Oh, and my team at the time was:

- Oshawott (No Nickname)
- Azurill (No Nickname)
- Psyduck (No Nickname)
- Mareep (No Nickname)
- Riolu (Rocky Jr.; This name will be change considering it is female.)
- Pidove (Buzz; Again, the name is going to change.)

So yeah, I ended up training some more to try to better prepare myself for battling him, which wasn't easy since there was no trainers left to battle. lol And I actually end up catching another Riolu (This one is male and I nicknamed Mewthree) during one of those training periods as I thought maybe it might have a better move set than my current one. lol It didn't, so I end up PC-ing it. But anyway to make a long story short, I ended up changing my tactics enough during my fourth try at him and I won.

I then left and founded out apparently that my two friends from first game (Cheren & Bianca) have not seen each other in the past two years, which make me wonder exactly what happen during those years. Like did they have a falling out or something? Or maybe they stopped talking to each other to try and forget what happen to the original JMJ? (In my headcanon, I was murdered since that's only explanation that I have for why I didn't do anything to stop Team Plasma from coming back. I had to been killed for that to have happen.) Whatever case maybe, I thought that was interesting.

Hm...I probably should just do the list format thing again as I could be going on like this for hours. lol And so much for going to bed early, its midnight now. Yeah, let's finished this off in the list format style as this way more time consuming and more subject to human error anyway as I did all things that talk about above like two days ago. So here's a lot of some stuff that I did in Black 2 this week:

- Well, obviously I went to the next city, which was Virbank City. And man, that place had some good music. Oh, and before I got there, I caught a Sunkern, which nicknamed Sappy.
- Now I probably could of gone to Gym already and challenge Roxie. But since I struggled with Cheren, I decided to head over to Virbank Complex to train and I don't regret doing that as I also caught some Pokemon, while I was there.
- For those wondering, the Pokemon that I caught there were: Koffing (Nicknamed NCS for obvious reasons.), Magnemite (Nicknamed MC Magnet because for some reason, I thought he would make a good DJ. :P ), Growlithe (Nicknamed Chols in honor of this cool BZPer), and Magby (Nicknamed Lit'Tahu; I'll probably be changing his name to just Tahu later as that name does look kind of weird.).
- And of those Pokemon, I only picked Magby to join my team and end up PC-ing Azurill for him.
- Okay, so I stopped training when my Pokemon were all about level 15 or so. And well, I challenged the Gym and surprisingly enough it was hardly a challenge, nor was I defend once by the Gym leader there. I do rather like the design idea for gym though as it is interesting seeing music club in Pokemon world. That and music in background, before you stopped it, actually have vocals so to speak, which is kind of surprising. I mean yeah, it is just saying the word Pokemon and spelling it out repeatedly. But still it is kind of cool that they did have that and the music even reacts to when you challenge one of musicians; so that when you finally beat the Gym leader, the place is dead quiet because NPCs have stopped practicing their music.
- After beating the Gym leader, I naturally went over Pokestar Studios place to check it out and like a lot people, I think this place is actually pretty cool. I didn't spent a whole lot of time there though since I didn't want to end up spenting several hours trying to make good Pokefilms, when I could be continuing my journey. So basically I made the first Brycen-Man film and I attempted the first Mystery Doors of the Magical Land film, but ended up bailing out when things did not go too well. Hm...I'll probably play with it some more at a later point. But right now, my main focus is on my journey through Unova.
- Once I finished playing with Pokestar Studios, I returned to Virbank City and found the apparently reborn Team Plasma being confronted at the harbor by Roxie and my rival, Samuel. So naturally I walked over to help them and took out one of the three Team Plasma grunts before they ran off to somewhere in Route 20. And well, my rival really want to not letting them get away, so we chased after them (Which if I had to guess is because they probably conned him two years ago to give up his partner.). I only found one of them though and after battling them, I found out they had a boat of some sort.
- So I ended up taking the ship at Virbank harbor over to Castelia City; which from what I have explored of it, it has changed very little in this two years gap of time. I mean there are changes to it like the old Team Plasma base is now Medal Achievement HQ place. But well, none of changes make me feel like I don't know where I am going as everything is mostly in same place and even some dialog appears to be same. Not that complaining though. I just think it might of been nice to mix things up a little is all.
- After exploring the city and training for a bit, I entered the sewers of the city to see if the new Team Plasma was hiding down there. And I must say I like the fact that they added this to city as it added a bit of new to a city that you are mostly already familiar with. It was nice touch and it especially cool seeing like Zubat and Rattata down there. Oh, and by the way, I caught a Rattata (Nicknamed RatMan) and Woobat (Nicknamed Aho-Chan after the BZPer of same name), while I was down there.
- And that about it for what I have done for past few days in game. Well, I did fight the Team Plasma members hiding down there and met some scientist dude, but beside that I hadn't done anything else really.

Hm...Well, I guess I can give you my current team's stats before I called this entry and post it. So here is some information on my current team of Pokemon:
- Magby (Lit'Tahu), Level 19
- Lucario (Rocky Jr.), Level 19
- Flaaffy, Level 19
- Dewott, Level 18
- Psyduck, Level 19
- Pidove (Buzz), Level 19

With that said, thanks for taking the time to read this all and I hope you all have a good day. Night, BZPers.

-JMJ 2012


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Pokelog - The Beginning of a New Journey

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Nintendo, Pokemon Oct 08 2012 · 118 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in to let you all know that I did indeed get Pokemon Black 2 today. Unfortunately I did not get to play a whole of it since my father decided to take me out driving, so I am not very far in game. But basically here is what I got done in game so far:

- I have linked up with my Black version, so memory link is active in game and I have seen only one of cool flashbacks so far.
- I have downloaded Genesect mystery gift to my game.
- I picked Oshawott as my starter and got blessed by Arceus with a shiny Oshawott as a result.
- I got to meet Alder for "first time" and listen to his amazing theme again. I seriously needed to get an MP3 of that as I really like listening to it. Argh...Nintendo, why won't you sell soundtracks in America? *shake fist*
- I helped Applejack (An old Rancher lady) find where Winona (Herdier) ran off to.

So yeah, like I say, I did not get a whole lot done in Pokemon Black 2 today. But I am enjoying it and I can't wait to continue play it during some of my free time tomorrow.

Oh, and I also caved and brought Dream Radar for my 3DS, which actually isn't that bad of application from what I played of it. *looks at clock* Unfortunately I kind of have to wrap this entry up as it is late, so I can't really talk about it too much right now. But I try to get around to later to giving you people a better idea at what this application is exactly and whether or not it is worth the 2.99 + tax to get.

With that said, thanks for taking the time to read this all and I hope you all have a good day. Night, BZPers.

-JMJ 2012


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Basement Clean Up and Random Thoughts

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Pokemon, LEGO, BZPower Aug 13 2012 · 84 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in to tell you guys that I have finally, after months of putting it off, start cleaning up the basement.

And so far progress with it has been good; I have gotten all my college textbook on their proper shelf; I have thrown away a good enough of waste material like old notebooks and boxes; and I got three things ready to donate somewhere (Lincoln Logs, Parchessi [Board Game], and an old 100 piece puzzle [Which I completed just to make sure it had all the pieces and well, it does.]). There still a lot more to do though obviously, but I decided to take a "Teamster Break" to write a blog entry and work on posting my SSCC review.

And beside that, I know I am not going to get it done in one day anyway as there is bunch of vacuuming and dusting to do after I get through all my school paperwork stuff. lol That's not even counting the LEGO stuff that I want to do such as creating a possible work station to build LEGO related stuff. So yeah, this project going take a few weekends to get through, but I think it is will be worth it in the long run since I am tired of how disorganize my work space has become around me.

Oh, speaking of LEGO stuff, I ultimately end up deciding out of blue today to buying LEGO Lord of Rings Collection pack instead of a Mindstorms set. I imagine I am going to be kick myself for that, especially if the sets end up going on sale at some point. But well, they are pretty awesome sets from what I can tell, so I guess it is worth it. That since they are license sets, I doubt even on sale that they would be very cheap. *shrugs*

So yeah, for next couple of weeks, I am going to be sitting on pins and needles waiting for them to arrive. Man, it is going to be awesome owning the whole Fellowship. Hm...Not sure what I will do with some of doubles though. I guess I could sell them maybe, if they are basically same minifigure in appearance. *shrugs* We'll see, I guess.

Oh, and again speaking of LEGO stuff, I found an old MOC of mines that I am slightly tempted to take pictures of to post in Bionicle Based Creation forum. Hm...But I don't know if it really good enough to show there, so I am kind of against possibly showing it. *shrugs* Again, we will just have to wait and see, I guess.

Now speaking of more BZP related news, I recently read an old fan fiction of mines and I got to say I am kind of start getting in the mood again to write some Bionicle fan fiction, when I get the chance. lol That probably won't happen though until like college starts for me on the 27th since I am sure I will have do nothing periods in my day to read fan fiction stuff and possibly write some myself, while I am there. Once more, we will just have to wait and see.

As for blog news, I got a couple of entries planned. One of them is basically going to be final BrickFair related entry and it will basically mention all details that I remember of the event, my regrets after leaving early, what I learn from the experience, and my possible plans for a future visit, etc. Plus, it will have links to all my pictures.

The other entry is probably going to be Pokemon related as I wanted to write down my expectations for the future of Pokemon games when they make the switch to the 3DS. It might also have revamp of my Who's that Pokemon feature. When these entries will be posted is all up to how busy I am during the next few weeks, so they might not be up right away knowing my track record. Apologizes for that, folks.

That's all for now, folks. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you all later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2012


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Belated Pokelog: Mixed Bag Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Pokemon Jun 24 2012 · 100 views

Hey, folks. Since I hadn't gotten around to cleaning the basement today, I thought I would just pop in and give you guys the entry that I been meaning to write since last Sunday, which was my Pokelog for that weekend.

Oh, and before you post at me yelling clean the basement, I am going to get to doing that tomorrow. I probably won't be doing the PC disconnecting part of it this weekend though since it would just make a bigger mess to deal with and I am not on vacation until another week from today, so I don't have a lot time to fool around with my stuff.

What I probably will be doing today is fixing up my book shelf by the staircase, so it can finally be used for what I brought for months ago (It supposed be my school textbook, BIONICLE book collection, and DVD bookcase, but right now it holding a bunch of random stuff.). With that say, I am probably not going to be showing you guys anything of it because there will be a bit of mess lying about, especially around the computer and weight bench.

Oh, and speaking of my computer, while it is working pretty well right now, I would appreciate it if anyone of you tech experts could maybe suggest some new computers that I could check out. Wait...I probably should clarified that I am asking about retail desktop computers, not the ones you build yourself (Which personally I don't find too appealing because I have no idea how to do it and I don't think there are any insurance to cover yourself, if the computer ends up not functioning at all.).

lol I just remember this is Pokelog. Sorry about that, guys. Speaking about this Pokelog itself, I do have tell you guys that since it been so long since I play the game, I am just going to be hitting the highlights of the gameplay that weekend and doing a Pro and Con list on the game itself.

Highlights of the Gameplay last weekend:
- I beat the Eighth Gym Leader > I can't say I can recall how difficult it was, but I pretty sure I did not get defeat by him. I think I was under-level though, when I beat him.
- After training up my Pokemon team to level 50, I challenged the Elite Four and got owned twice.
- During my third try, I was able to beat the Elite Four mostly due to using items since I was pretty under-leveled.
- As I walked up to challenge the champion, I find N is there and he has already beaten the champion. Which I must say I really like how they tie in the "evil" team story this time around into the journey to Elite Four because it kind of gave our character much better source of motive for wanting to challenge them, beside wanting to be the best.

I absolute loved descending through N's Castle and animation of it appearing was pretty cool. I also greatly appreciated that N does play fair and allows us to ready ourselves for battle. Heck, he even has a member that sends us back to the surface, if we so to desire to buy items or train our Pokemon up some. And even though N is my enemy, I really felt for the dude because his intentions were noble and good.

But anyway, I get to top of castle to meet with N and I see pretty awesome cut-scene in which Reshiram appears. N tells to me challenge it to prove I am the other hero, so I do. And after the third try, I catch it successfully (Accidentally kill it during the first two tries.). It was in an Ultra Ball, by the way. Yeah, I know it was kind of lame way of doing it, but I did not have the patience to try the normal Pokeball route. Plus, I notice during my first try at it that he will actually confuse himself after awhile and ends up accidentally killing himself as a result.

So with legendary Pokemon in tow, we challenge N and ultimately end up victorious. It does not end there though. Ghetsis arrives on scene and reveals to all his true colors, so now we have to challenge him to battle to protect the world from his evil plan. Once more, we succeed and Ghetsis is taken away by Champion and Cheren. And well, obviously after that was the credits.

And starting the game up again after that, we find out our work is not done. The Seven Sages of Team Plasma are still at large and Looker, our favorite International Police Officer, has decided to in list our help in finding them. Of course, being the hero and all we were inclined to say yes. :P It also rather hilarious that he was one that gives us the fish rod (Which since we know surf is kind of useless.) and he does not even have good reason for doing it. lol

After that, we leave our home only to be ambush by our two friends, Cheren and Bianca. They mention to me some of post game stuff such as the Black City that is open to us. The biggest news of all though is the fact that Ghetsis escaped them, which no doubt will play a factor in Black & White 2 (lol Who am I kidding? It is pretty much confirm that he will be in the next game, which I got to say I am kind of happy about as I like to explore more about his connection with N and in general, the Shadow Triad. Heck, I loved it if N returns as well.).

So after I heard all this, I went off to travel to the Black City and much to my disappointment, the Black City was completely empty due to the fact that I took my time playing this game too much. :( As such, I ended up saving the game and calling it a night last Sunday.

lol And now I want start playing it again. Argh...Time stopping powers would be great right now. But anyway, here is list of Pros and Cons of Pokemon Black. Don't be surprised, if it is mostly positive because I personally do think that it is one of best Pokemon title out at this point (No doubt Pokemon Black 2 will surpass it or at least I hope it will.).

Pros of Pokemon Black:
- THE STORY > I got say the story for this game has got to be most interesting part about it and I really love how they tie in with your goal of battling Elite Four. Not that, but characters like N and Alder had good enough depth to them and I really like that.
- Gym Design > Like they been in Generation Four, the gym design was really neat in this game, especially like the eighth gym design with the dragon heads.
- Less HM use > I got say that was rather nice as you did not have carry HM Slave much with you to use moves like cut or strength. It was kind of odd though not having strength puzzles to do in Pokemon game. Surf and Fly though are still pretty useful moves to have on your team obviously.
- No limits on TM use > That was pretty awesome change because I tend to avoid using TM a lot due to the limit in the previous games.
- Environments > They really went all out on the environments in this game, especially with the bridges. And this was all done on a DS graphic system! I can't wait to see what they cook up with 3DS because I have no doubts that it will be amazing.
- Difficult > I got to say that this game felt to me like it was a lot more difficult to play than the previous titles and I actually rather like it because it helps me forge a more level balance team of six Pokemon.
- Some neat Pokemon design > While I admit there are some bad ones in this generation such as Trubbish (I have warmed up to Trubbish though considering we did have Grimer in Generation 1 and all.), I really like a lot of Dragon type Pokemon from this generation (Axew Family, Druuddigon, Zekrom, Reshiram, and Deino Family [I really want to get a Deino.]). Starter Pokemon are pretty cool, I love the Blitzle Family, the trio of Elemental Monkeys are cool as well (I really want to get all of them.), I like the Sandile family, and fossil Pokemon from this generation are pretty cool looking (I especially like Tirtouga.). Oh, and I really need to find a Bisharp at some point because I really like his design.
- Itemfinder > I really like the improvement they made on it. That and I like that we can assign more than one item to the Y button.
- Post-Game Content > I really like that they gave us this mission to track down the Seven Sages. That and they left us plenty of places to explore.

Cons of Pokemon Black:
- No Walking Pokemon > :( I got to say that was a big disappoint for me after playing Pokemon Heartgold. At the same time though, I do like that it was not include because I think it would of conflict with N's goal in the game because if the Pokemon are allow to travel with you outside the Pokeball, it would probably be kind hard to argue we are forcing them to be with us as they could easily run away (Hm...You know they should put that mechanic in the game for those that cruel to their Pokemon. Actually no, probably would annoyed people. It would be interesting to see though.).
- Xtransceiver is useless > It really is and personally I would like it better if it act like the Pokegear phone and allows you to add trainers to call for rematches. I also not sure why people would use it to communicate online with (I am especially against it using my 3DS's camera if I were to use it since I never been big fan of showing my face to people.). Although I kind appreciate that it does has this ability as a lot of cool things in this game tend to be local based (lol Of course, it makes sense that it is not local based considering the person will be sitting close enough to hear you.).
- You can't play Entralink online > Again, as nice as local based stuff are, it is not very useful for someone like me (In their early 20s) with not many Pokemon fans to hang out with locally (Although technically I did notice there was some people playing latest Pokemon games on their 3DS at my college due to Miis they send me, but I think trying to track them down is weird and stalkish. There is also a Video Game and Anime club at my school, but they met on the days that I did not have class and was at work. :( ) I would of like it better if there was online mode for it.
- Pokeballs don't have their own bag in the Item menu > That is rather annoying to me, especially considering you get a lot of items in this game.
- Running Shoes lost its touch screen button and return to B button > Again, another thing that kind of annoyed me since I like that feature in Pokemon Heartgold.
- Some of Pokemon design weren't the best > As many people have said, not all Pokemon designs in this game were the best we seen. The Trubbish Family and Woobat Family are ones that I really don't like.
- Level Grinding can be difficult > This game seems to make level grinding without trainers rather difficult. Admittedly it might of always been like that. It has been awhile since I pick up Pokemon Heartgold.
- No VS Seeker > Again, that's another thing that I found annoying because it would of been useful for training, especially post-game as it help with making more ideal online teams.
- Black City Inhabitants are depend on how fast you beat the game > This annoying because it makes the place pretty much useless for me.

And that's my pros and cons list. lol And apparently I have an equal amount of Pros and Cons for this game. I think the Pros outweigh the cons though. *shrugs*

But anyway, I actually was going to talk about Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Demo here as well. However I think I have kept you guys long enough with this. Well, I guess I could say it here really quickly. I really liked the demo and I can't wait for the actual game to come out. The flowmotion stuff in the demo were quite fun. I do wish they could of demonstrate the Drop Gauge in it though. That and it would of been nice to see what playing as Riku is like.

Alright, that's all for today's entry. I am sorry if I kept you guys too long. I hope though that the entry was to your liking. Thanks for taking the time to read this all. See ya, BZPers.

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Oh, and I was going to do a "Who's that Pokemon" part of this entry. But considering how long this entry is, I decided not to. I am sorry if any of you guys were looking forward to it. EDITED: Oh, and I just want to mention here that I just brought the Legend of Korra off Itunes, so I finally be able to catch up on the series. :) No spoilers, please.

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