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Bleach Finally Ended

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 18 2016 · 215 views

I don’t really have anything in particular to say about it. The best thing was a certain character being promoted to Captain in the second-to-last chapter, that actually made me happy. Everything else is just kinda…meh.

In all fairness it seems like Jump cancelled the series, so…maybe it wouldn’t have been quite as bad otherwise…haha, yeah, it probably would’ve.

Well anyways that’s one chunk of my life over, time to watch better anime.


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It's Seasonal

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 15 2016 · 143 views

Unchained gave out straw hats in this week's ranking. Thankfully there was a Raid event so it was easy to earn a bunch of Lux! I've been trying different outfits lately anyway, so I changed things around and this is what I'm looking like at the moment.

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I'm totally not going to use this to make a One Piece reference. Nope. Just a...straw hat. No need to mention rubber pirates.

Wow, this is probably the first (or maybe second?) time I've not worn a jetpack since being able to wear a jetpack.


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I'm Glad That Video Game Concerts Are a Thing

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 12 2016 · 114 views

The Kingdom Hearts concert just started up in Japan and we got this masterpiece to commemorate it

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It makes me feel happy, which is good because very soon now JA KHX is going to get its final story update and that's going to be rough.


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Alovely Alola

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 11 2016 · 148 views

There’s been a decent batch of new reveals for Pokemon Sun and Moon over the past few days! Let me see if I can round it all up.

Before we get to that though, we have a window for Volcanion’s US distribution! We’ll be hitting 721 in October, and it’ll be a GameStop event. So I’ll have a complete Dex for about a month! Cool!

Anyway,there have been several new Pokemon revealed:
-A family of two Ghost/Ground Pokemon, one a mound of sand and the evolution being a sand castle, English names not currently available. Seems a little silly…though it does include an image of the sand castle Pokemon freaking devouring a Pikachu, so there’s that.
-Bewear has a pre-evolution, but I don’t really be-care-ing.
-A new fish named Wishiwashi, with an interesting ability. Apparently, when it reaches a certain level, it transforms from one fish into a school of fish shaped like one massive fish, but will revert when enough damage is taken. It sounds sort of like evolution done in a new way, which sounds really interesting!
-There’s also Pewkumuku Pyukumuku, a…thing…that extends its insides out of its mouth…to use as a fist…? And its ability deals damage upon being knocked out. This is weird, right?
-There’s also the Grass/Fairy Pokemon Morelull, but it doesn’t really do anything to stand out. It’s just kinda there.

Plus, a few new Alola Forms!
-Alolan Meowth is Dark type and can have Technician or Pickup, just like regular Meowth. Seeing as it’s basically Team Rocket’s mascot, Dark makes sense, though it does seem just a tad redundant with Purrloin. It’s even purple.
-There had been a hint that Alolan Marowak would be Fire type. It is now revealed to be Fire/Ghost (HAHA). It has darker skin and its body and limbs are a little thinner (the only thing about this design I’m unsure about), and its bone has two green-blue flames on the ends, making it look like a fire dancer. It looks super-rad and I kinda want one.
-And then there’s Alolan Raichu! It’s Electric/Psychic and uses its tail as a surfboard…so I’m not sure why it isn’t part Water, but still pretty cool. It has a new ability called Surge Surfer that doubles its speed when Electric Terrain is active.

Lastly, we’re starting to see the villainous team: Team Skull! They are dark and edgy. There is a scene where the boss talks to Kukui and says something about them failing to become Trial Captains, though, and that sounds like something that could be worth looking forward to. And on a smaller note, it appears that some of them use different types of Poke Balls, meaning there might be some variety in the balls we see NPCs using. If that interests you.

Alolan Marowak is the stand-out for me, though Alolan Raichu is also rad. Can’t wait to see more!


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I Have HAD IT

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 08 2016 · 160 views
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I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE DISK-THROWING SLIZERS, ON THIS MASK-MAKING ISLAND!

EVERYBODY STRAP IN!

We’re about to play some Mafia.

I’m hosting a Mafia game for the first time! Come play if you want!

The bad news is that this means Slizer Dome US is getting delayed. If I tried running both at the same time, it would probably negatively affect them, so I’m going to do this Mafia game first and then decide when to do Slizer Dome after that. Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!


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Slizer Dome US Incoming!

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 02 2016 · 122 views
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It’s decided: Slizer Dome US will be posted in G&T on Wednesday, August 10th!

Come by next week and you can throw yourself into the Throwbot Slizer world! Choose any of the eight planets to live on, work to enhance your abilities, and battle fierce Elemental Monsters to prove that you are worthy of being named the Champion of the Galaxy! Signups will remain open for only 48 hours after posting, so don’t miss it!


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NEW SUN AND MOON TRAILER

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Aug 01 2016 · 163 views

JUST WATCH IT I HAVEN'T FORMED COHERENT THOUGHTS ON IT YET


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The Original One

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Jul 31 2016 · 144 views
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August isn’t a fun month, is it? Usually means back to school, if you’re in school.

But this August, you can get your very own Arceus just by going to GameStop! That’s right, just stop by your local game store, ask the employee at the counter for a neat little card with a serial number, and you get the Pokémon who created the Pokémon world (or maybe just Sinnoh)!

I won’t lie to you, part of me’s still angry this doesn’t involve the Azure Flute in some way. But you probably guessed that.

721 HERE WE COME!


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A New Chapter, and Maybe Some New Titles

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Jul 30 2016 · 50 views

First things first, the fifth part of Beyond Ruin is up! Land, Sky, and Knowledge all make appearances, dealing with a new threat that has arisen due to the forces of magic reacting to the beliefs of the people. I mentioned this concept before and wanted to test out how it might apply to folklore.

I’ve been thinking more about it, and I think this sort of mechanic could have a big thematic impact. I feel like I might be getting a better idea of what this novel will be about! (If I ever finish it.) To go with this, I think I might use a different title for the novel. Originally I thought the major question brought up would be “What makes a person strong?”, which is why Divine Strength seemed like a good title. But now, that doesn’t really seem quite as fitting. I’m not 100% sure, but for the time being, the next working title for the novel is Divine Judgment. I’m not going to change the tags on the stories and collection just yet though—it might be confusing and I don’t want to do that until I’m more committed to this title.

On another note, I’ve been thinking more about the Queen of War and…well, I’m wondering if I should call her something else. I guess I’m concerned about what implications people might read into if I have a prominent world leader literally named War, and that might just be me overreacting, but I never am sure about that.

While most of the Queens embody elements, War and Knowledge are more like concepts, but War doesn’t necessarily have to be…well, war. The most basic form of what she represents is “growth through adversity”. You develop, change, and grow stronger by facing and overcoming hardships. War seemed like a natural manifestation of this for a medieval fantasy, and Queen of War just has a nice ring to it, I think, but I want to explore some other options.

Maybe Queen of Adversity? I kind of like that full title, but the shorter version might get weird. (“Adversity drew her sword,” “She turned to Adversity,” “Hey look at what Adversity did can you believe her?”) There was also that short story I did examining her titled Goddess of Evolution, maybe I could use that for her name as well? Queen of Evolution? Hm…Queen of Challenge? Queen of Resilience? I don’t know, I’ll keep thinking about it.

As always suggestions/feedback is appreciated. Hopefully I’ll have another part of Beyond Ruin up for you soon!


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Technic Tournament 4 Feedback

Posted by Alola Form Pahrak , Jul 29 2016 · 74 views

Avak ended up winning Technic Tournament 4 in 3D, and even wrested the Title away from that wretched sharkface Barraki! At least one thing had a satisfying ending today!

Since there was even less demand than usual this time, it’ll probably be a little while before I run Technic Tournament 5 Ocarina of Majora’s Twilight. However, while this game is fresh in your minds, I want to get an idea of what can be improved on, since I’d like more than just a new roster to justify another game.

Tournament 4 introduced a second roll determining how the money brought in by promotion gets split between the fighter a player wants to sponsor and their opponent. While I wanted a random element, I feel like this might have gone a bit overboard, so I’m thinking of a few possibilities for changing it:
-Providing a reroll on the split. This would be separate from the reroll offered in the case of failure, so each round you’d have 1 Reroll A and 1 Reroll B. In the event your reroll ends up giving even fewer Widgets to your preferred fighter, it will be disregarded and the original split will be finalized.
-Altering how the split is determined. Right now the system is: 1 gives 1/6 to your fighter, 2 gives 1/3 to your fighter, 3 is an even split, 4 gives 2/3 to your fighter, 5 gives 5/6 to your fighter, and 6 gives all to your fighter. I thought a better way might be that rolling a 1, 2, or 3 gives all the Widgets to your fighter, while rolling a 4, 5, or 6 splits it evenly. (Or maybe 6 will give only 25% to your fighter, so there’s still one chance of critical failure?) This is the option I’m favoring at the moment.
-The ability to purchase an “upgrade” that affects split rolls. The split roll would remain the same as in Tournament 4, but you will also have the option of spending some Widgets to buy this upgrade, and then your next promotion (or all promotions that round?) either uses the method listed above, or we skip the split roll altogether and give all the profits to your fighter.
-Or, if players feel the system is alright as is, then there’d be no need to change it I guess. I haven’t actually been told anything specific about it.

Something else I considered adding is a Bribe system. What I’m thinking is that, when a player signs up, I’ll do a roll and determine a secret Charisma stat for them, but not tell them what it is. Then, each round, they can attempt to Bribe the management to add money directly to a specific fighter’s pool. If successful, a portion of the amount offered (25%?) would simply vanish as a small ”fee”, while the rest is given to the fighter in question. If unsuccessful, the management issues a reprimand and all the money offered just vanishes. It’d be a more controlled way of adding money to a fighter, but you wouldn’t be able to multiply it like with promotion, plus you have no idea what your chances actually are. Not entirely sure about this, but hey, it can’t hurt to give it a try, right?

Any suggestions you have on anything are welcome!






Recent Works and Writing Collections

Beyond Ruin: Part 6 (12/7)
A set of short pieces building characters and a world for an original idea I'm working on.

Shooting Star Sonia 2: Tribe: Chapter 16 (1/16)
A Mega Man Star Force fanfic, with Harp Note as the protagonist instead of Mega Man.

An End Escaped (10/15)
A proposal: what if 2016 had ended differently, and someone else was chosen to gather the MoUP's fragments?


Full Library
One big collection of everything.

Okoto 579
A few connected G2 stories.

Divine Strength Collection
An original idea I'm trying to build.

FFFC Collection
Flash fiction from when we had contests for that.

Unsorted Works
What doesn't fit into the above three collections.

I Have Approval Now?!

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