I suppose I should be giving my hot takes. That seems to be the internet’s primary purpose these days and with the recent announcement of two new Pokémon games on the horizon, there has been no shortage of Pokémon twitter’s complaining drowning out any of the people actually trying to give an objective opinion these announcements.
Which frustrates me, because there are valid reasons to criticise the Pokémon franchise. It’s just difficult to find that civil discourse amongst all the people who just sound like they’re throwing their toys out of the pram.
There are a ton of different definitions of what constitutes an endgame in the mainline Pokémon franchise. Many of them are endeavours invented by the fanbase themselves to make up for the lack of any actual meaningful things to do from the developers themselves. But that’s neither here nor there. No, one of the big pastimes for many hardcore Pokémon fans is the collection and trade of “Shinies”.
I feel like I should apologise. But I’m not gunna. Apologise for what you might ask, well at the start of this month when I drafted out my entire December’s content for my blog. this past week, I had fully intended to write reviews of the latest Dragon Ball Super manga chapter and a review of the latest Jujutsu Kaisen episode. In the end, 30 posts in 23 days was just too much for me to keep up with on top of having to work six nights back to back in the lead up to Christmas.
There really wasn’t enough time in the day, if I wanted to get any sleep whatsoever. So yeah, those two promised posts are going to get crammed into the backend of the days following Christmas. I’ll have the time then, lord knows I can’t do anything with all this tier level lockdown going on in the U.K.
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