OOC: Ugh, fine. Don't expect any of my Pokemon to be saying their names then. Ever. And anyone else who does that I will attempt to contain my rage at becuase Pokemon saying their names has become my Beserk Button. =P
Also, I'm on the Wiki chat now. Can someone head there and please just tell me what I missed? I hate being left out of things like that....
Okay. No one is forcing or expecting you to. That's an extremely innocuous part of the game--the exact means through which Pokémon communicate are not that big of an issue, and I'm not going to tell people that they have to write it one way or another. If it bothers you that much... Well, frankly, that sounds like a personal problem. As it stands, it's up to the narrator to write to their preference; likewise, you can ignore and interpret that however you please while reading those posts.
As far as the chat is concerned--I really don't know what to tell you. I gave at least a week and a half's worth of notice before the discussion actually happened and it lasted pretty much the entire day--plenty of time to join in once it started. Hopefully you're free the next time one is organized. Regardless, I'll try to talk to some of the people who were there and see about compiling a general summary of what was discussed, because I, personally, couldn't tell you a lot of the specifics. Please be patient, though--I'm not the only one who is busy with classes and work.
In the meantime, I'd appreciate a less abrasive attitude in the future. Maybe it's not intentional--I don't know; I can't speak for you--but your most recent posts haven't given off the best intonations, at least to me. I understand that you're annoyed at missing the group chat and that your characters aren't currently moving, but there are better ways of dealing with those annoyances.
IC - Ethan Worth/Gavin Braner - Celadon City: "The sad thing is," Gavin said. "I thought I had heard the worst of his jokes by now."
"Come on, guys!" Ethan called from the doorway. "Hurry up! Things could get worse than they are if we aren't quick, so let's not take any..." He smiled broadly, barely suppressing a chuckle as he slid his sunglasses over his eyes again. "... chances. Ha!" The Rocket agent disappeared through the door. He reappeared a moment later, oblivious to the baffled glares of his teammates. "No, but seriously, guys, we should probably get a move on."
"Hold up! No one crosses the yellow line!"
The police officer extended her arms out as the Rocket agents approached, blocking their path into the department store. The four agents slowed to a halt, briefly looking at each other before their brilliant leader took control of the situation.
"Relax, Officer," Ethan said, removing his wallet from his belt and flipping it open, the official Rocket insignia glistening in the sunlight. The policewoman's stern expression shifted into one of surprise at the sight. "We're here on official orders from Abyss to handle whatever is happening."
"My mistake, sir," she said. "I didn't realize Team Rocket would respond so quickly."
"Not a problem!" He smiled, placing the wallet back in his pocket. "Now, uh, mind telling us what's actually happening here?"
"Of course," the officer nodded. "About two hours ago, a group of eight trainers arrived here and started demanding access to the roof. Kept on saying something about Rayquaza, but no one is really sure what they were actually talking about. For the most part, they seem to be pretty harmless--they aren't keeping any hostages or taking money, but we evacuated the premises nonetheless. I'm assuming they're still trying to get up to the roof."
Ethan looked back at the rest of the group, eyebrows raised. "Interesting. Anything else?"
The officer thought for a moment. "All of them were dressed in similar uniforms. Green, I think. They could be part of a gang, I suppose."
"I guess we'll find out for sure, then," Gavin said.
Ethan nodded. "That we will," he replied. "Well, thank you for your time, Officer. We'll go in and see what we can do. Come on, gang." With a short salute to the policewoman, the Rocket agents climbed under the yellow tape, cautious as they stepped through the doors of the silent Celadon Department Store...
IC - Kyle Eston/Sonja Baron/Jupiter - Opelucid City: Sonja started in shock as Blaziken reappeared, having completely forgotten about its presence in her anger. She whipped her head in Gaia's direction. "Gaia, get out of--!"
She didn't need to. A heavy-framed Fighting-Type, driven by a years-old friendship, leaped between Gaia and Blaziken, taking the attack meant for the Grass-Type. Loki's feet skidded against the ground as he pushed back against Blaziken's Flare Blitz, the horizontally-held girder growing hotter and hotter in his hands with each passing second, quickly reaching the point of burning his palms.
Still, he held on. He did not relent until the force of Blaziken's attack caused the girder to splinter in the middle, exploding in a shower of sparks that knocked the Fighting-Type off of his feet with a surprised yelp.
"Loki," Sonja said softly, watching, stunned, as the Fighting-Type pushed himself back up. Though he appeared to ignore his injuries from the attack, the heated parts of his girder left Loki with no choice but to leave them on the ground. He used Bulk Up, before charging forward with a defiant shout and aiming a Dynamic Punch at Blaziken.
With her trainer stunned, and feeling an equally volatile, yet barely controlled anger rising in her chest, Gaia moved her hands about, summoning a slowly growing storm of leaves around herself...
Caught off-guard, Kitheus could only attempt to dodge the attack from Kangaskhan, maneuvering himself in the air in an attempt to minimize damage. He was saved--much to his surprise--by Lyxek the Fraxure. The Dragon-Type leaped into the air towards Kangaskhan, body glowing a muted shade of green as he allowed the attack to strike him instead of his teammate. Lyxek flew several feet backward, rolling along the ground, though pushed himself to his feet after a few moments, having managed to Endure the hit. The Dragon-Type roared and ran straight toward Kangaskhan, now aiming to use Reversal against his opponent.
Momentarily leaving the situation with Kangaskhan alone, Kyle waited for the attack to connect to Gaigan. As soon as it did, he pointed. "Alright, Kovian! Use Aqua Jet and Razor Shell, now!"
Kovian darted forward, surrounding himself in a pointed veil of water. The arrow quickly turned into a drill as he began spinning, glowing shell blades protruding halfway through the sides of the veil as he raced toward the Nightmare Pokémon...
IC - Executive Meghan Vert - R&D Test Site: "Malamar, retaliate with Psycho Cut!" Vert ordered. The Overturning Pokémon nodded, arms glowing white. Ninjask's X-Scissor landed, damaging the Psychic-Dark Type, though to a lesser extent than expected thanks to the previous power reversal. Nevertheless, she pushed forward and lashed out with her own attack.