Pinkie Recommends: The YouTube Series Series Episode 1: Princess in Japan

Hello my Little Lights! I haven’t been in much of a movie mood lately! Nor did I want to sit through a big series, I just haven’t been into a lot of western content recently at all to be fair.. could it be that it is because I have Kaiju blood running through my veins?  I do really prefer East! There is one thing I still like to do a lot though and that is seeing Western Content creators on YouTube! So I will be taking you on a trip between some of my favourite creators on the platform that holds my dreams. However instead of just highlighting the person I decided to  pick “series”  on their channel that I like. I call it the YouTube Series Series… because I found that funny! … I am a weird Moth… Welcome to the first Episode.

The Content Creator 

The Princess in Japan series is done by a YouTuber named Princess Peachie. She started her channel in 2010 and produces content on an irregular basis.  She is a  geeky lifestyle vlogger, having  diverse content such as Lolita Fashion blogs, reviewing Polly Pocket toys and a tour across her home.  Peachie doesn’t Vlog in a professional capacity, meaning she doesn’t make a living by it and relies on another job as her main source of income. Her channel has about 71K subscribers so she is like 70.5k followers ahead of your beloved Moth.. and well since I am not even really on YouTube yet, maybe even more! An average video does about 12k likes and between 25 to 75 five people interact on her videos. She is currently ranked 69.366 on the famous Birthday ranking list.

Peachie is a Scottish content creator  that I really vibe with because of her witty and humoristic blogging style with a hyper cute aesthetic. She is a big Pokémon fan, she is pretty deeply into D&D and she is a fair bit of a gamer! HEAVILY into animal crossing but recently taking a liking to the Final Fantasy VII remake as well. She is very active on Twitter and I have had some interactions with her that always feel friendly and warm and her person is someone I think I could be easily friends with, had I been Scottish. Though bagpipe music totally makes me anxious so perhaps it is better  that I am not Scottish.. also being Peachie’s friend seems to be rather expensive!  She is a lovely person who you often see buying gifts for her friends or significant other though. All in all a pretty delightful person to witness on screen, and with some skill in video design she is pretty good in editing as well, showing some more advance stuff such as motion tracking objects onto moving people etc.

The Series to me

By far her most popular content on the channel is the subject I want to talk to you about today.. the Princess in Japan series. As you can imagine by the name! It’s a travel vlog, showing off her adventures while in Japan back in 2018.  Though recently she has started editing and putting out Princess in Japan Redux a second season in which she returns to Japan as well. For convenience sake I will treat Redux as part of the same series. I included an episode in this post.. but like always! It won’t show up on reader! In the first series however she travels to Japan with her best friend  Jewels, and in the second series she visits the land of the rising sun with her boyfriend. Jewels being a film-girl herself also shoots footage so the first season has a lot more dynamic camera work, showing us a lot more of Peachie in third person while the second season is more of a “first person”   travel report. Content also varies slightly as well with Jewels being into a lot more girly things than “The Mister is” As a result though both offer a fairly different take on a trip to Tokyo  (and some neighbouring areas).

What makes this travel vlog so special to me is  that is is really done by someone like me. So Peachie visits many of the places I would visit.  Including the Pokémon Café and Sanrio Puroland. She also visits Disney Tokyo… which I would not visit or the Barbie Café but those are all short and very nice and are super entertaining as well. In all honesty, I don’t think my Japan dream will ever come alive for me, my health is keeping me from working, both Mentally and physically it has issues.. and things need to change for that to properly happen.  So Peachie offers me a taste of what I might never see with my own eyes.. trough a lense that is super close to my own eyes. Her content also feels like one of those old school family vacation shoots but with some really fun  editing put on top of it. It feels reachable and sincere. She is a huge weeb, and can get pretty socially awkward at times at it is nice to see that side of things. I love virtual YouTubers as well but in Peachie I see a lot of the person I want to be in real life. It offers a sweet little fantasy! 

The Series to You

Of course Peachie will not be a proxy to everyone.. yet I still would recommend the show to you all! Why is that?! Because regardless if she is like you or not, Peachie is one of us.. geeks and Otaku. She sees so many interesting things in Japan. Are you into Lolita clothing.. there is an episode where she goes to a weird Mall to get Lolita gear cheap, are you are game nerd?  There is an episode that is halfy dedicated to Pokémon. There is a Pretty Cure episode for the anime fans and she does stuff that all of us might find interesting. She visits the Monster Café.. that unfortunately went out of business due to Covid at the start of this year. She visits regular combini’s and talks about how shopping in Japan works. She joins a pack of Harajuku girls. She visits a big tourist Onsen that includes a pain pool. Shinto temples, wearing classical kimonos there is so much to see!  I love how often they go and grab little Gachapon to bring home towards their friends for example or how we get a talk about airport bathrooms. Why? Because she just films her trip as she tries to entertain herself. She is having an amazing time rather than to try and entertain us and it really shows!  That is the type of content I want to make! I want to have fun and share that with you! I think she can be a great inspiration for anyone who feels like they don’t know  what to write or create!

Because Peachie is a small content creator, we do not see her get special treatment, we do not see her yell catchphrases in the lense or pick attractions that will do well in the algorithm.. we  see a journey through Japan as we would experience it. No filming in restricted areas and no real knowledge or studied script beforehand.  As a girl it is nice to see them get up early.. but snooze their way through their makeup time.. so now they are going to have to find some subway station bathroom to put their makeup on for a day in Disneyland. You see them making plans but then it begins to rain so the plans adapt and we see them walking into a lot more niche places. Places you would never plan to visit during a trip to Japan but might stumble upon! I would never visit the Barbie café for example and I found it a bit creepy and underwhelming.. I think there is one dish on the menu where you eat the clothes of a barbie doll! It is fascinating to see though and  it’s nice to see these girls take it on with a massive enthusiasm but also a lot of humor.

My Favourite Episode

Obviously the Episode in which Peachie visits the Pokémon Café is my favourite of them all!  There is so much fun to be had in seeing all the Pokémon, seeing the food and seeing Peachie spill her MooMoo milk flavouring almost on the person sitting next to her.. I bet I would do that too! I was delighted to see all the Pokémon toys and hear her apologise to the food shaped like Pokémon, feeling bad she has to tear apart Pikachu’s head and making body gore jokes about it!  I felt so connected with her at that moment! She did order the wrong desert as the only correct option is the Jigglypuff Cheesecake of course but I will forgive her for that one!  The mimikyu crepe Jewels ate looked delightful as well!  After a good Poké-meal  they go shopping in the Pokémon Center and Jewels picks up an Alolan Vulpix to check out how it looks, instantly falling in love with it.. she knows she has to buy it now!  I would get into that type of situation! The wall of evil Pikachu’s also really got  me!  I’d need to go in the Pokemon Center DX with a supervisor and without a credit card.  Cash only!  So much cute stuff to be found! 

Later in that same episode they visit a made café, no special treatment for them so they can’t film the whole Moe Moe Kyun ritual thing but at least that made things a bit less cringe to watch. While I would love to go along with the atmosphere while I sit at the table seeing other people do it when you can’t vibe the atmosphere isn’t as swell. Because of rain they also end up in a random shop that sells cute cosplays for dirt cheap so that would be a great encounter for me… though I would have spent all my money in the Pokémon center already!  It just highlights two aspects of Japanese culture that I like very much, Pokémon and the Maid/Idol culture so this episode scores high points. The one where she visits the Monster Café and the one with the Onsen are other personal favourites of mine!  They are all good but those three I hold closest in my heart. If you want a nice down to earth Japan travel blog with a lot of girly sweetness and innocence poured on top.. be sure to check this creator out! I will leave you with the 5th episode as a little idea of what she is about! Let me know what you think! Do you know a creator like this?! 

Elon Musk if you are reading this and are like… “Now that I have beaten Jeff Bezos” I need a new thing to do.. but charities are so passé! Help this girl’s dreams come through! I’d figure I would need about 6000 euros for a trip to Japan? That would include spending money!  Maybe a bit more maybe a bit less it depends on the season. I’d need to have something similar to become a professional VTuber ..but I will put Space-X or Tesla logo on my VTuber outfit! Then maybe a few thousand to improve my health with medical treatments and quality of life improvements.. Email me and I am sure we can work something out! OR you can make a large Donation on Kofi!..if you do it fast I’ll promise to take Peachie with me.. your welcome for me recommending Peachie to you Elon!

Pinkie Plays : Moemon Emerald Extreme Radomiser Nuzlocke (Episode 3) A Brawl with Brawly

Hello once more little lights! It is time to continue my playthrough of a very special Pokémon game.. modded so instead of Pokémon it is all Magical Girls. We have had a great start so far and now are nearing the second gym with zero fatalities.. but a fair few close encounters! With our wonder guard Jigglypuff things are looking good for now.. but what about  the rest of the team! Will we be able to defeat Brawly.. what team and moves will he have.. and what will he be called! Find out in today’s episode..  or read back on the other Nuzlocke posts at the bottom of this piece.. Basics and rules are explained in Part 1. The entire series can be found in the post Carousel at the end of this post!

Poorly leveled!

We start the episode off with a Team Recap! Currently we have Sakura the Rhyhorn with the ability static, to paralyse her foes on contact. Currently she only has ground type moves which led her to be nearly killed by a Shadow Tag Zapdos.. a Flying Pokémon with an ability that prevents pokemon swapping out! Through the use of struggle she was saved and leveled to level 13.  We have Usagi the (C)Raichu  who is level 14 who can cry tears that causes effects if other Moe’s make physical contact with her. She only carries electric moves. We have got C.C. The Gardevoir who has the Huge Power ability and rolls with moves like Fake-Out, Psychic, Psycho-Boost and Mist Ball. Umara the Slowpoke has Keen Eye with some more basic moves like Water Gun and Bubble.. but she also rocks  Luster Purge and reflects! Murmur the Porygon 2  has the ability poison point and can attack our foes with Vice Grip and Earthquake while she also is the cut user of the team and can prevent swapping Pokémon by the use of mean look! She is level 13.  Our Ace is the Adorable Miku the Jigglypuff who with the Wonder Guard ability can only be hit by super effective moves (and thus fighting moves) She attacks with Crush Claw or Double Slap and can sing Supersonicly to confuse her foes. She also has the move Camouflage which can change her typing to get more mileage out of Wonder Guard …maybe!

Last time we were asked to deliver a letter to Steven Stone.. who hangs out in some strange cave in Dewford town and today’s adventure begins there.. with me strolling along the beach looking for hidden items, finding a Big Pearl AND a Big Mushroom! While it is nice to have some cash money Dewford town doesn’t actually have a Pokémart so for now they are useless.. it also means I can not purchase potions unless I travel back.. but then I would have to travel on the perverts ship again.. and an old man named Briney who has a very loving relation with a Moe Girl called Wingull.. so I decided to enter Granite cave. A hiker gives me the HM for Flash.. but without a HM slave to teach it .. this isn’t going on my main team! Time for our encounter.. with Umaru being on the hotseat of being kicked off the team things are exciting for her! She might become my flash user! That does turn out to be the case when I find out that my encounter is a Corphish (I love that Pokémon). I capture it  and since it is male.. looks like a girl and has twin tails I decide to call it Souji after Souji Mitsuka. Umaru disappears in the PC for now.. but not before finding a second encounter.. Squirtle.. darn that would have been better.

Souji has the moves Rock Tomb and Pain Split for now.. and is level 8 so we will need to grind her up!  Which is a cool way to discover what Pokémon I could have gotten. Umaru is quite happy to be in a PC with a Spearow I named Asuka. They have a little party with cheetos! In the cave I find Paras, Haunter, and Charmander as well as a Doduo.. I decide to forsake switch training and only use Souji to level up on Charmander and the Doduo. Souj almost gets killed by a Muk due to me using the speed up button a bit too much! I need to stop doing that.  Switching into Usagi she kills the Muk and levels up to level 15 while Souji learns Payday at level 10.. Free money for me.. but not a great move. It does allow me to grind on the Squirtle and Luvdisc that I encounter later as well and at level 13.. Souji learns the water move Octazooka! So now  he has a great move!  These Pokemon are hitting me hard though so I decide to grind the entire party out until level 15. The need for this is immediately shown because I STRUGGLE here.. at one  point Murmur gets poisoned with no more potions in my Inventory.. she would be killed for sure.. but apparently I failed to sell Morning sun! In a desperate attempt I teach it to Murmur and pray I encounter something before she dies of poison! It works. I heal her and barely make it to the Pokémon Center… I need to go back to get some potions!

The Search for Steven

I go back to Petalburg and Decide to level my weaker Pokémon in the grass there.. that other cave might just have level 8’s but suddenly Haunters and Dusclops started showing up left and right tearing my team to shreds. I pick up a couple of potions, a set of antidotes and some more Pokéballs… knowing fully well that Mr Briney is chasing the young girl around the table again! I can’t let this last too long! When everyone is level 14 I go back.. and will look for Steven. Things are going south fast.. as I descent further in the cave.. those Dusclops turn into wild Mewtwo encounters… who outspeeds Sakura so she can’t guarantee to run away. A hard fight later.. Sakura learned of the Earthquake.. and is on 2 hp!  I am trapped in darkness.. am I really supposed to take Brawly down first?! Well.. I am lost in the dark now! Might as well try to avoid using Flash whatsoever! Umaru is still having her party after all.. The wild Mewtwo is part of the same route as Souji was.. being in a granite cave.. so I can’t even try to catch it.. unless it is shiny.. but I think shinies aren’t in this romhack! (shiny clause is a special rule that states you can capture shinu pokémon even if the encounter is not eligible to be captured)

The way towards Steven is a gruesome trial , while my Pokémon are powerful.. My team is extremely weak to grass and has no good counters for ghosts yet.. and what do you know this cave is filled with these sorts of Pokémon!  It doesn’t help that I don’t remember this game very well.. but well on my way I at least encounter what Souji is going to evolve into.. for a brief moment I forgot Crawdaunt was dark type and I nearly got CC killed.. but luckily swapping into Miku is always the correct answer! Since I really do want experience on my Pokémon though I can’t constantly lead her. Every floor my HP is chipped of a bit more.. but I finally reach Steven. He gives me the move Uproar for delivering the letter.. which. .isn’t particularly useful to me!  I want to exit the cave with an escape rope I bought but I realise I have not taken enough screenshots in the cave yet.  I miss a few for my posts.. so I need to go back in and hope you don’t notice my Pokémon’s level… or read this line! While I do I encounter a Moltres..  Luckily C.C could one shot it with Psycho Boost. Well.. at least I found Steven.

Little Gym of Horrors

With everyone being at the abysmally low level of 15 .. it is time to face the gym leader. Note that the previous gym leader’s ace was this level as well so I assume that EVERYTHING here  will at least be this level.. if we face  Regi.. we might lose monsters here. Immediately I forget that Brawly’s Gym Puzzle in this game was darkness, I am more used to the “puzzle”  in Oras and I get in a Double Battle Unprepared for what is to come! As Sakura and Usagi come out, the opponent’s send in Swampert and Ampharos.. . This can kill Usagi!  I want to swap her out.. but Swampert has got the move Arena trap.. which basically means that Usagi is dead already! I need a miracle here! Round 1 I let Usagi use Stockpile to up her Defences.. the Ampharos Attacks her but the Swampert uses Water Sport … Bonemarang takes half of Swamperts Health… I am willing to lose Sakura here.. but Usagi is my Baby I need to keep her safe if possible! Round 2.. Usagi Stockpiles again.. the Swampert uses a thunderwave to Paralyse Usagi… thank Arceus! The  Ampharos uses minimize. Sakura finishes Swampert off with a second Bonemerang. With the taste of vomit in my mouth from stress I let Sakura sweep here.. while I swap Usagi out for Miku .. just to be safe because of the minimises.  This isn’t good I am way too attached to Usagi already! Looks like she won’t be the only one crying!

The next fight.. against a gym trainer which I make sure to battle Solo isn’t much easier.. the woman uses a Kyogre for crying out loud.. still leading Sakura I know I have to rely on Usagi to clutch this one! I need her to take a hit from a Legendary… she does so like a champ and did not even cry that much! The Kyogre lives a hit from Usagi though and brings her well into yellow health some tears flow.. but soon the tears are washed away by the blood of the slain enemy Kyogre.. The stress of it all is actually starting to get to me!  This isn’t an easy gym! The enemies are slightly lower level than me.. but these are all such powerhouses! The Third Trainer uses a Seaking.. he stands no chance against my team..but Sakura needs to swap out again!  This time I try to let Souji take advantage of Payday to rake up some extra coins .. I am going to need them! The final fight before the gym leader uses a Puppitar who has a sprite that has way too much work in it for a Puppitar! The Pupitar fight levels up C.C. and she learns Light Screen! I make room for it over Mistball! Praise be to  Baby Mew, I have both the barriers now! This will allow me to live so much more!  I just wish I had them on the same Pokémon!

I take a little breather before the Brawly fight before I move back in. Brawly tells me he would like the be called Bug Catcher Jill. I lead Miku as  I am  too scared to use anything else! His first Pokémon is a Houndour.. okay we can take that! It has the poison point ability and poisons Miku..so I am spending resources to keep her free of that status! Eventually Miku takes down the Houndour and she is up against a Wooper, who tries to put Jigglypuff to sleep.. how ironic. It is level 19 though.. I am 3 levels under!  I might need to grind again already! The last Pokémon is a level 16 Lombre! Since no one is super effective against it I decided to let Miku sweep the gym! What do I get as a reward for being scared to death half of the time?!  The Move .. Defence curl… Wow.. that sucks.. even for early gym standards!

The First Death

Before heading to Slateport I decide everyone needs to level up to level 18. I know the Gym in Mauville is a bit away.. but I am on the level of regular gym trainers right now .. if not a tiny bit over.. My team isn’t balanced enough yet to play around typings smartly and I do have a lot of unevolved Pokémon, only CC and Porygon 2 (in this Generation)  are fully evolved.  Well Usagi as well but she is my darling little baby! I don’t want to risk her! So a few levels on her won’t hurt! During grinding however.. something terrible happens! Sakura gets killed!…By A luvdisc! One of the weakest Pokémon in the game! It does outspeed Rhyhorn so Sakura failed to run from the Water Type which before I have only seen carry Water Pulse.. and my 2x it’s level Rhyhorn could survive one hit of that.. poorly but she could!  I was grinding and most of my other Pokémon were damaged so I felt running was the safer route.. when Luvdisk used Waterspout! A move that deals more damage the more HP you have. Since Luvdisk was at full HP.. Sakura got washed away… I am sorry girl!  You will be missed.. Asuka the Spearow joined the team for now.. which involved an awful lot of grinding! But I figured since I already had a Psychic Type and a Water type.. the Flying type would be better to deal with our weakness to grass.. though with Sakura gone.. the weakness was kind of fading already!

Usagi destroyed the Luvdisc and everyone caught up to the level of the Gym Leader we beat. Asuka learned Milk Drink which is one of the best recovery moves.. but other than that no real moves were learned. Jigglypuff learned Flail Over doubleslap. I told Flail is a bad move but if Miku gets poisoned I can let her take damage until she is really low health and use Flail with a high base power… yet low mortality rate (if I have staked out my opponents move) Wading through the mountain of Luvdisc corpses.. Sakura was buried looking out on the Gym.. she had saved her friend Usagi from the crazy Swampert before! The Gym where she pulled her weight hard but also was in danger a lot.. We all boarded the pevert’s ship again.. not even caring he was lewding his tiny girl again. We all felt empty and not just because we ran out of Power Points.. on the way to Slateport .. Usagi cried for the loss of her friend… and so did her trainer…..

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The Paradise Weekly Gazette 7 (4th to 10th Januari)

Greeting little lights of mine, my first full week as a Kaijuman has passed.  A new(ish) style , a lot of staring into lamps, much gaming fun and some anime later! How did it go?!  Well ……Pretty terrible! Huh?! Really?! Yep, I had one of my worst weeks yet! But ..do you wanna know a secret?!  This week has been one of the most fun I had with creating content yet! So yay for that! So will things change next week? Maybe a bit.. but I am having fun!  So Maybe not!

Pinkie’s Posts

This week I have been starting Let’s Play content , and so far I have clearly not found an audience for it! I have been delighted to make content like that in this way though! Just me with a few games I like going deep and playing to my heart’s content! It has been a blessing!  I can have felt so much motivation to write again, so much motivation to game again, both boost each other and I am having so much fun! Now I know a lot of you aren’t actually into video games so it does make sense.. but I’ve only gained 5 likes on two of my Let’s Play posts.. Don’t get me wrong though I am not upset about it… I kind of like it weirdly.  Well that’s wrong.. but I feel like I am good enough having fun, and sharing me having fun.. rather than getting lots of likes.  Yet in case you missed it here are my posts of this week. Visit them by clicking the coconut!

I talk about my new V Blogger Persona in this post!

I play a Pokémon game with cute Girls instead of Pokémon in this post!

I listen to some awesome video game music in this blog!

More cute anime girl Pokémon…including the Ultimate Waifu can be found here!

I watched me some Zombie Land Saga (Episode 2)

I played a RomHack of one of the Best JRP’s Filled with Anime References

Next week I will continue chasing my VTuber/VBlogger dream, so there will be a lot of content in the same style! There might be more variation as I plan to bring more variety in my content. For example I plan to do a “series” of posts that highlight some of my favourite content creator series on YouTube.. as it is my dream to one day branch out to it. I am also having ideas for a new “What If” like series.  Yet rather than making episodic content I will look at how a scenario would evolve on a grander scale. Think of stuff like “How would the remainder of Tengen Toppa go if Simon was killed instead of Kamina” I’ll probably start with a rework of “What if Ash was a girl”  covering the entire Kanto region story. I am not sure if it will be posted, as for now my focus is on building material and having fun , and my let’s plays do give me a lot of fun.. but expect content like that soon. Also expect a lot more Moemon.  I will also go shop for weird and fun Japanese items again!  This time inspired by my new found Mothiness and being a Kaijuman I hope it will be funny!

Camp Coconut Updates

The staff was in awe with my transformation to write some posts this week! Sunny was very intrigued and has been talking to the water surface a lot! Indigo has been spending time dimming the lamps.. to keep me from getting distracted and I made them undo it! I need my lamps.. and Kuro has been trying not to simp over me.. so I tasked them with watching a lot of VTuber content so they can advise me properly and give them someone else to simp on!

The coconuts have been pretty active!The  Buddy Coconut has been helping me pay for my domain whose payment was due this month!  So we can keep Paradise up for another whole year!  Meanwhile the Woo Woo Fishy Coconut and the  Hero King Coconut came out to play with the guests while I was cocooning!  I really appreciate them for stepping up and providing so much entertainment to the guests. Though they cheat with Limbo!  They are so small no one can beat them!

Woo Woo Fishy Coconut tried to organise a kart race.. kind of like Mario Kart. However there aren’t that many tiny motors for them to build karts out of. The Warrior King Coconut tried to quest for such motors .. but he found a cool looking skull and spend time trying to put it on the pommel of his sword.. something so tiny.. it must have been a tiny bird or maybe a fish skull or something.. Either way since the Warrior King doesn’t know anything about crafting gear like that.. it did not work out! Thank you everyone who has supported me this week or this month!

Do you maybe want to help them out in our next adventure!? Make a Kofi donation to get named once and get your own coconut avatar or become a Patreon to  be mentioned every week! Hero King Coconut approves! Of course he says some edgy stuff about “If you don’t ” but don’t worry about that! I am happy if people just interact with the blog as well! Of course money made will go to pursuing my dreams so King Coconut being the White mustachioed pal he is is rather adamant in this! Pro tip if he is bothering you.. his weakness is hills!

Pinkie Away from Keyboard

The 50% Real girl part of me is in heavy isolation, 1 February I have a super important hospital meeting and I can’t miss out on that.. I can’t be sick.. it’s one of these academic research types of hospitals that can improve my quality of life 100 fold ..but if I have to cancel the appointment on account of some sniffles I’ll probably have to postpone until the covid situation clears here. Since everything is under heavy lockdown here.. there isn’t much else to do then isolate either.  So I have been mostly playing games and on occasion cooking a little bit! I might host an online convention in the netherlands.. based on a user created content idea.  We are doing some market research on it now.  My friend is more positive on this idea than I am as I see a lot of technical limitations but who knows!

Kaijuman me has mostly been searching for budget friendly options to turn myself into a 2d model so I can do streaming content or YouTube content, I can pretty much draw my own emotions by now just the states between those emotions are complex and I can’t grasp rigging properly! I have also made a stream layout already and it is featured in the Zombie Land Saga review of this week! I even hit a lot of easter eggs in them to some of you guys out there!  I have enough coin on my blog paypal to afford a rigged model on Fiverr.. but I am afraid I might be delivered something of poor quality. If any of you have a good idea where to find a good rigger, let me know!  Other than that , to protect my real life self I have mostly been staying indoors and looking at lamps. Toy Stores are closed so I can’t even build lego cities for me to walk over and destroy! I tried that once and a lego got stuck under my foot! .. I would rather be hit by one of Godzilla’s Atomic Breath attacks than a Lego in my foot

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

Starting this year I will not be doing completely custom images anymore, and instead I am going to use avatars for link posts! This will really help me with time.. and the writers with their own brand so everyone wins! Click the avatar to visit some amazing posts!

I used to be a big Star Wars fan, and that love is still kind of there! It is hidden underneath a lot of negativity towards Disney though, to me that company has shown so much arrogance and that it is utterly unable to empathise with it’s audience that it just keeps doing what it does. With a few hits here and there! I do still love the Mandalorian.. but I always need to wait until a season finale has passed so I can binge shows because I do not want to support them for too long. I haven’t seen the Mandalorian season 2 yet, because I am waiting for WandaVision to have aired so I can binge both shows in one month! Wooderon’s series on the Clone Wars is a great proxy to get that good feeling, without supporting a company I feel is definitely on the Dark Side. 

While I do consume significantly less anime than most of you, I do love it still! I however am one that is fairly oblivious to the technical , and back end aspect of it.. the history of it all! Luckily Mari over at Starting Life from Zero has got me covered with this amazing post.. that has a lot of subsequent installments spanning across the week! A definite must read for any anime fan. Mari has great taste in anime as well. Although the latest recommendation from Marie, in Utena isn’t resonating with me too much. Five episodes in and I feel nothing,  I’ll try to struggle my way through but Utena might be a drop for me.  Perhaps I will keep watching it but just don’t review it on an episode basis who knows!  I totally did not recommend her post as a peace offering! (But I hope it helps) 

Celestial Sparkles is a great and creative blogger, who I have come to see as my Kohai of sorts!  I saw Cele took some inspiration from my visuals and I felt so proud! I really hope to see her do well, there is something really heartfelt about her! For her 2021 goal she hopes to achieve 50 followers and if you aren’t a follower I think you should really check out what she is about! She really loves Mecha anime, she has a very similar style in blog-tags to yours truly and she is doing her twelve days of anime challenge soon so for any anime fan there that doesn’t follow her yet. As well as all STAFF and everyone interested in one of the sweetest members in the community! Do follow this blog! Just check out how sweet she is!

For the last part I will post something everyone will already know most likely!  But the section is called Posts That Impressed Pinkie, not “Bloggers I’d like to Highlight’ .. because trust me.. this next one needs no shoutout from me! She is the biggest and one the most talked about Bloggers in the anime community! I am talking of course about the return of Karandi James of 100 Word Anime! Our Champion has returned! I was super excited about that! Great to see some good news in 2021! Welcome back Karandi , I look forward to see your blogs once more!

And that is it for this week’s update! I included my plans in earlier segments to keep everything a bit more focussed. My Own content,  Staff Content, Coconut Shout-outs , and other community members! I hope you will have an amazing new week! And keep chasing your dreams my little lights! Moth-Pinkie loves you all! Though maybe I do love lamps more!

Pinkie Plays: Final Fantasy VI: Return of the Dark Sorcerer (Part 1) Professor Oak is a Bad Guy?!

Greetings my little lights! During Steampunk Month I wrote a love letter to Final Fantasy VI , the best Final Fantasy game ever. As a potential future VTuber (once I find someone that can rig my glorious mothness for me) and already one of the first VBloggers,I feel I need a “thing” in gaming. There aren’t that many moth games to play. But a moth kinda sounds like Mod?! So maybe modded games? I like Retro games more than Skyrim +  so then they are called Romhacks!… Uhm… yeah! Let’s try that out a Final Fantasy VI Romhack!

Kefka is back.. but his hair is GREEEEEEEN! *Kefka Laugh*

Return of the Dark Sorcerer is a Final Fantasy Romhack by Gi Nattak and a team of proficient ROM-hackers. Not a sequel or prequel.. but more so very different take on the orginal.. though it is mentioned that a dark sorcerer has been defeated a thousand years ago. Yet the story seems very similar to the events of the original game… but also very different. It is a chaotic bland of pop culture references ..mostly of JRPG’s!  I normally would tell you about how I am playing this game.. but this game had the options to display an extended intro. I chose to do so!  We immediately see the Romhacker, the spriter and another guy talk to us about making the game and making some Chrono Trigger jokes.. they travelled to the End of time and got themselves locked up.. without an Epoch to get out!  My lips curl into a smile as I see a lot of love going around already… then we start the story.

Biggs and Wedge are sitting in a bar drinking , when they get ordered to report to Kefka, this mad Sorcerer works for Emperor Gestahl. Kefka wants  to test his new asset! A young woman with high magic potential.. a sorceress as they call her. Kefka sealed her will away through the use of a  Slave crown. Biggs and Wedge  rush over to Kefka, playing with some of the experiments.. We see many Espers in tubes, and Wedge gives them some sympathy while Biggs plays around with some strange things. Causing a little event before Kefka shows up.. he complains that his lead Scientist, Professor Oak is late.  There is a resemblance to be seen with the Pokémon Professor but I kind of shrug it off as just a name drop of sorts for now!  Back to Kefka .. he tells he wants the woman to destroy the town of Fraust…. Fraust?! Aren’t you going to Narshe?!

The Camera cuts out and we see Tifa Lockheart is spying on them from the other room! She hides from Biggs and Wedge and then a bit later tries to confront the Purple hair sorcerers in the pink dress, telling her she will get her out of here. Tifa gets overwhelmed by the magic power of the girl though.. who then hops into a mecha created by professor oak. Tifa tries to get out herself.. but she has head trauma. Kefka catches up to her and beats her in a fight.. aas Tifa gets taken away to be executed we see the main character board the Mechitech armor.. we get the opening credits but instead of Terra’s theme (omen version)  we get “The Final Countdown” by Europe. We know this one will be weird.. yet it also all feels.. kind of solid.. It’s a joke.. but it’s not taken lightly!

Familiar Yet Different

When then pick up the gameplay where the normal game would also begin.. do note that we are about 15 minutes in already…maybe 10 but I had a bit of trouble starting the game.  We get the familiar Siege of Narshe… which is now the Siege of Fraust. Upon first glance everything seems familiar but I notice I can already Scan my opponent, I have poison attacks and shield abilities. The Fraust guards are basically the same enemies as in the normal game, their outfit colour is a bit swapped and the action gage moves a tad faster.. kind of as if everyone has Haste on them naturally. It is a change I like.. it makes the combat a bit snappier. Spells have different names though, there isn’t just Fire 1 , Ice 1 and Thunder 1.. no I have named attacks, like Ice Spear, Fireball and Spark as well as Scan and Cure. What I like less is that Biggs is already at yellow health..I picked the easiest difficulty and  I am playing the first enemies.. I should not be struggling yet.. but the fight is a lot closer than I would like.  As we climb the icey slopes towards the cave where the Esper of Fraust should be I suddenly get attacked by an army of Prinnies or an army of Prinny.. not sure what the multiple of that is. It’s the penguins from Disgaea!  They have immunities. Oh no.. it’s gonna be one of those rom-hacks!

I do not mind adding difficulty but with Final Fantasy that usually involves more grinding so I am immediately alert.. will this be insanely difficult? I am not sure yet.. I defeat the army of Prinny and make my way towards the first save point. These devices are a staple in every final fantasy game..for a good while and this one has a manager of kinds. Instead of the game giving me a tutorial it is Mr Meseeks from Rick and Morty. Inside the cave all the enemies have been replaced. Those wrench throwing dudes are now  swarms of eyeballs, and the rat monsters are now.. more normal rats. When we reach the first boss fight I am curious to see if we still get the electric slug.. but no .. we get a fire ant.. which does the exact same thing as the slug did…except a lot harsher!  He is fairly easily conquered though but I do need to cast heal a lot! The strange girl is dedicated to healing. Instead of going into combat with the Esper in it’s frozen form Wedge accidentally thaws it out and we have a big boss fight yet again, this time involving stacks of poison damage that the creature can reflect so barriers have to be put up… it is the same story….but it is also not!

Breaking my Limits

Eventually the Esper breaks free and dissolves Biggs and Wedge in an ocean of light, they tell each other how they feel as if they are burning up from the inside. The Esper frees Not-Terra of her slave crown and after she gets rescued by an old man we discover her name is Aurora.. or anything I want to call her but I think naming Final Fantasy characters is a sin. As I explore caverns with her the difficulty relents a bit, with her magic she can oneshot pretty much everything…provided I don’t hit into an immunity. I look for treasures and discover a buckler..but also realise she has no weapon. Spells are the ONLY thing I can use to defend myself with… I would later discover she can wield swords like Terra can.. BUT she doesn’t have one.. which makes a lot of sense given she had a giant mecha before and then just passed out.

I quickly discover that this is not the only change made. I encounter a few items called Tabs which boost specific stats. Stamina and Might for example.The stats also look a bit more complicated..yet make a lot of sense!  The game so far walks a fine line between offering more clarity and making the game more “intuitive”  but also more complex. What I HATE though is that all items have been renamed. A Phoenix Down is called a Recharger. I even have a Soft.. but it’s not called Soft.. I just read it can undo petrifying effects.  I really dislike this.. I can’t find the correct item.. also why do I have a cure for Toad this early in the game?! Am I seriously going to encounter that already?! I have a few healing items for most status already.  Then I fall through the ground and my character passes out. She has a flashback of sorts.. and Oak is introduced as Samuel Oak.. and he gives the actual Oak speech! Guess my hero is a villian now….Time to be introduced to the one that shall replace Locke… HOLY F it’s Cloud!

Cloud Strife shows up at the old man’s house telling he is a Mercenary and he gets hired to save Aurora.. He asks for a high Gil Reward which he is refused. The rest of his dialogue is just “….” !  They got it right!  Moments later we skip to the moment where Locke would Rescue Terra and fight alongside with the Moogles to fight the army of Narshe.    This time it’s Prinnies that show up.. and according to Cloud, moogles hate Prinnies. Fully expecting Cloud to play like Locke.. I was expecting him to steal for some weird Reason.. but no.. he Actually swipes his Buster Sword around and he plays like Cyan, but instead of Bushido he has his Limit Breaks.. Right now he has unlocked Braver and Climhazzard. He can also insta kill as if he is Odin or something! While “Fighting” plays I move my Moogle Squads into tactical positions to guard Aurora and that’s when I see it!  Cloud is a party…..with Kupac!

It’s Kupac Mofo!

Kupac is a moogle wearing a Purple Bandana and a Smug smile with what seems whiskers.. or some War paint, belonging to the thief Arche-type. There are a few other strange Moogles as well.. such as Stoney the stoner Moogle…. or Mogwai.. who looks like he is a Gremlins reference.  Each Moogle Party has a thief.. one of them being called Mugsy!  Mondo is the cool Moogle wearing sunglasses.. and every single portrait looks unique.. if not a bit trolley!  It gets better when Mog’s ,the main moogle’s, party is engaged . He has two dances!   Cavern Strut which drops a big rock on his foes.. and Air Guitar which summons terrible storms to hit his foes! That is right! Mog is very DPS focussed! Kupac and Cloud make their way to the boss , as Fight On begins playing. Kupac steals an ancient helmet out of the prinny keeper! Cloud turns dogs into several servings of Hotdogs with his Limit ability.. it is so much faster than Cyan’s  gauge.  I really love Kupac.. but as soon as he came.. he went.

Cloud has defeated the boss and Aurora is saved, the Moogles bail. As Cloud takes the girl he tells about a nearby castle.  On their way outside they encounter Neko the cat merchant who sells Aurora a wand.. that has a 3% chance to cast Silence on whomever it hits! Cloud I decide to let keep his Buster’s Sword. I know the castle is close by so I skimp out on potions!  As the unlikely pair of Not-Terra and Cloud flee Fraust we are engaged by some very familiar looking slimes! Cloud kills them.. even if one of them may have been “a good slime” Aurora casts spells like mad since the city is close anyw…..it’s going to be a lot further now isn’t it?

I travel across the , how much larger, desert and fight so many enemies that Aurora completely runs out of spells ..twice. Mostly fighting weird spiders and scorpions that inflict poison damage.  Her second stack of spells is almost entirely spent on keeping Cloud healthy…I do not grind yet, but I do level up a few times to gather spell points as I go along. I wonder how Edgar will play and what he will be. According to Cloud he is a great Alchemist.  Will he play like Celes, absorbing magic in a potion?! Will he actually work like Edgar.. but gadgets being replaced with offensive potions?! Maybe he is like Sabin where the direction combo corresponds with a special potion?!  I sure hope he isn’t like Gau!  In fact I really hope there is no real Gau in this game at all! As I am about to move into the castle I save my game… and we will meet the King in the next episode of this playthrough! I might not play this game all the way through but for now.. I am intrigued enough to keep this going for a bit!

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Pinkie Watches: Zombieland Saga Episode 2 – I <3 Hip Hop Saga

Hiya! Sweet Little Lights! As a VBlogger .. a Kaijuman and and a Moth.. I have developed a bit of an unhealthy sleeping pattern.. actually it’s heart medication that kind of inhibits my ability to sleep but.. now that I am a virtual presence we glam that up a bit! It means I am not having a Saturday Morning.. so my anime block has been torn to shreds. So as a true VTuber..but for Blogging I decided to make reaction videos to anime I am watching.  Not in any particular order either.. just kind in whatever order I feel like.. or at any time I feel like them. The Anime I chose to test this format with is Zombieland Saga Episode 2! I felt like something cute and silly..after those nasty thingies happened in America!

Annoying Guy..Funny Joke!

Okay so this is me reacting! To this episode! I notice that the title is  I ❤ Hip Hop Saga. I do not like Hip Hop music myself… I oftenly don’t like the rhythm and the atmosphere. A lot of female Hip-Hop singers do what I call a lot of voice stunting…in changing the pitch of a tone while keeping it going. I do not find that pleasant.. like a flickering light! I don’t know wether to go or not! It confuses me and creates a bit of unrest!  The episode starts with a lovely chaotic recap that I quite enjoy! I really do enjoy these 20 second blitz of information things! I have a good memory so a recap should be funny and this one nails that brief so yay! 

We then get reintroduced to everyone again yet the names still do not stick to me! I am in awe by the design and the character quirks that shine through.. I know two names of the girls.. one of them being the main character.. the other being the one that is still zombified. The manager tells the girls his plans again and I must confess… I find him annoying! If I was a zombie I would probably bite him..he shouts at one of the girls for not reacting to him ..congratulating them for waking up… man. He is quite a bit of a  Peepee-head. Kind of like this little kid with a Gigan-shirt I greeted recently… he just ignored me so my laserbeam put a hole in his shirt where Gigan (and kind of where his major organs)  used to be… well now he has a reason to ignore me.

The opening that wasn’t in the first episode is not what I would have expected.. big Kaiju fights and Sentai stuff.. I assume that is a joke and it won’t be in here… could this show get any more awesome? I might die if it would be THAT awesome.. I am immortal now though so probably not! The music has a bit of a Jojo opening vibe to me.. the level of surrealism has that as well. The manager is too prominent in it though! I do like that very thick paintbrush outline though. This thing is my kind of jam! I do not like the slew of text at the beginning of the intro though it gives me One Piece trauma’s.. I stopped watching that show when half of each episode was the intro and all those maps and flashbacks! A pretty solid opening all in all but I don’t think it will stick in my head very well!

The manager continues to be super annoying and by now I would shoot a laser through his head.. but I would break my laptop .. but Oh my this guy is really vexing me! I do love how he is voice acted.. but the character is becoming annoying to levels that I actually am beginning to dislike this scene. He teases the characters about being a zombie and shows how they must keep the fact that they are zombies hidden. I wonder if all those humans have Anosmia or that zombies do not smell! They look fresh enough to smell.. but then again no one really says these rotting corpses stink.. so do zombies not stink?! I like how this anime brings up important philosophical questions like this. As the manager of a tropical resort most questions I get are all the same and with such obvious answers. Like “Can I leave my towel on a Poolbed in advance” or “Did you see my son.. he was wearing a Gigan shirt?”. I just wanna watch anime here and murder this annoying character manager guy!

Ai’s Great Escape!

The scene gets a bit funnier at the 5:00 minute mark. When a girl who I know is not named Saki or Sakura.. but the one with most of her face bandaged gets in an argument with Tatsumi! That is right I just learned the name of the manager. They talk about their knowledge of Saga and Tasumi tells he loves the region and knows everything about it.. when the girl insists he tells something he freaks out and tells her she should just use Wikipedia and that isn’t Friggin Wikipedia. He just wants to make them idols!  I like how the girls can see through him.. but also how he brings in a fairly valid argument! I for sure am not very interested in factoids about the Saga region. The girls have to perform at Saga Castle the next day and now have to train!  All the girls except Sakura think there is too little time.. but Sakura knows how this man works by now and she just agrees! He is just this odd! It was good for a chuckle!

Bandage face is called Ai! She is kinda cute!  We do see her personality a bit more established in the next scene where only Sakura is trying to learn some dance poses.Saki just stares menacingly while the one who is still a zombie is biting white haired zombie girl’s foot! The blue haired girl has funny faces in the mirror and I just love her design so much! I want to hug her and possibly meet her during a speed date! She seems playful and well spirited.  Ai however just stares intensely at Sakura. As we move to later we see the bitey zombie whose name I knew but forgot to bother white haired girl again while Ai hugs a pillow.. I hug pillows a lot! I relate so much!  Saki the biker girl then has the greatest interaction with Sakura! She threatens her for not remembering who she is.. doing the whole High School gang skit! Bullying her for being a goody two shoes. It sells her character so well .. and we get a softcore Yare Yare Daze.. followed by.. I bet my Tamagotchi is dead by now! That made me laugh! The girl cares about her Tamagotchi even in this situation!

Ai chan and Juno which is the name of the White Haired girl.. try to escape the mansion.. which makes sense.. so would I.. well I would love to be an idol so maybe not!.. But well I expect a normal girl would behave like this.. the bitey zombie is named as Tae-Chan. We get a funny scene of Sakura trying to stop the girls and ripping Ai apart, her arms detaching like Legos and her eyes popping out! It looks so clunky yet very satisfying! Great scene! Sakura decides to go with them so she can convince them to go back.. but the girls just want to go back to Tokyo when they are harassed by a bunch of rappers. This is so silly but I love it! A cop would show up.. and wouldn’t you know it is the cop from the first episode. Ai steps into the light asking for help and reveals her Zombieness.. the cop shoots and for about three seconds the girls just stare at the window he just broke.. then everyone begins screaming in a hilariously timed scene! I love that comical timing! I am laughing so hard I nearly knocked over a lamp! 

The second concert

Next we get the semi-emotional bit of everyone being bummed out being a zombie! Ai and Juno in particular, because they were just shot at. Sakura has a talk with Saki who wants to take over the world.. I am not sure if I like how overplayed her delinquent persona is. She wants to take over the entire country she says.. which feels like a really easy but cheap bridge for her to become an idol and take over the country. That way what annoys me more is that Sakura, when asked why she follows the sunglasses guy, doesn’t tell Saki anything. She told Ai and Juno earlier ..talking about wanting to see if her memory returns on stage. Saki can’t really object that even.. since she said Sakura SHOULD get her memory back.. it feels very weird that it is written this way! However we can’t linger too long as we move to the make up scene. Blue girls and ancient Japanese girls call each other by name.. but for some reason my brain doesn’t lock on! The names fade as soon as they come in! I do like how thick the make-up looks! I also like how the two Metalheads came back .. showing that Death Musume already has some fans! It feels slightly heartwarming and reminds me of my first followers Mallow and Emma!

As the concert starts the girls are surprised that their name has changed from Death Musume to Green Face.  Well or at least Sakura is… is this going to be a thing that their name changes each episode?! Tae is still a zombie and is pretty much set on eating the crowd again.. when Sakura struggles to set up a show and the traditional Japanese girl just does some sort of fan dance everything seems super awkward.. but then a random element of the show is brought back.. if you pull to hard on an arm it falls of. So while  Sakura tries to restrain Tae.. her hands some off and as she falls on the ground her head bounces off into the hands of a guy eating dried squid.. who feeds it to her with her eating it constantly! The girls play it off as some magic trick but Saki has fun with this chaos and wants to keep Tae’s head separated. She gets into a fight with Sakura which turns into a rap battle.. mostly because they start yelling insults and text to each other while Kotaro beatboxes over it.. caught by the rhythm the girls commit to this line.. while blue girl gets riled up and begins clapping and shouting YO YO YO YO!   Traditional Japanese girl.. picks up an instrument I do not know the name of and plays some strings to give it a bit of a traditional tint… of course the crowd loves this and Sakura vents what has been bothering her. Even to the audience.

The concert is done and the episode is wrapping up! Just as i feared Saki’s way to take over the world is by becoming an idol.. but okay I guess I did not have to expect deep writing here! She has gained some admiration for Sakura who also explained her situation to the girl now and  even if everything feels quite forced I had a lot of fun with it. I loved the jokes!  There was so much humor that really worked. Saki bringing up the Tamagotchi even during the rap was a great callback and a lot of the humor is recurring. I really like that, it gives lines weight.. even though they are funny you can sense Saki is really annoyed that she lost her precious Tamagotchi! Her best comment was that she liked Sakura.. because her head was so egg shaped and she was a nice person so she reminded her of a Tamgotchi!  The Tae-chan joke is used fairly well as well and even the little blue girl just fizzes with energy while Ai and Juno feel defeated so others can spotlight on stage.. it felt… Balanced and well thought out!  I had  a great time today.. BUT.. I also feel like this show won’t be funny for THAT long. I had a blast.. but it kind feels like a free fall ride. The first drop is super exciting but if it would go up again just to go back… each subsequent drop will feel less amazing.
Oh well! We will see that later!

Pinkie Plays: Moemon Emerald Extreme Randomiser Nuzlocke (Episode 2) The Ultimate Waifu

Hello again little lights, I wanted to have some anime girls death battle a little more so I decided to continue playing my Moemon Emerald Extreme Randomiser Nuzlocke!  You know that thing where I battle with Pokémon and if they faint they are considered dead!  Last episode we got an amazing starter and some pretty sleek Pokémon to kit out our team! We are looking good! But can it help us?

Exploring Rustboro

Before the Gym Battle officially starts I decided to walk around a bit. I am not too familiar with Emerald as I haven’t played it in ages so I mozy around and talk to everyone, I encounter one of those weird.. enter the impossible to grasp passcode persons in the form of a sick girl!  I search the web for an online generator to get this done and I speak “the funny word”   to her father. The word is hsnBMqpgsTnBVcq. Wanda smiles and is healed by the word and I get a new wallpaper for my computer… so not worth this but hey I guess my death box now looks Kawaii as Fudge! Another guy thinks I would trade a Gengar for a Jumpluff.. I guess the people in this town are weirdo’s that is not a good trade for me if I would do that! 

I end up finding a big pearl on route 105 and now have  two options. I can face the gym with a team of 5 or I do my cave encounter and route 116 before.. as far as I am aware in Nuzlocke.. it is always wise to have more Pokémon!  So I move into the grass of route 116 and my first encounter is a Gardevoir with Psycho Boost.. a super powerful move! I manage to catch it easily but I almost lose Murmur the Porygon 2 to her onslaught! I swap in Jigglypuff and the one named Miku can not be hit by anything that is not super effective so she is safe. I capture the Gardevoir and name her C.C. I might not like code Geass but it seems like a fitting name!

C.C. is proper Waifu Material so I decide to train her up a bit so she doesn’t die immediately in the gym battle.. A random trainer has a Suicune and gives her a lot of trouble! I want to swap her out but the opponent has Arena Trap and I fear for my life. Luckily Gardevoir breaks free and learns Mistball.. there was no need for her to learn that over Agility … but I found it funny that she has two legendary Signature moves so I did it anyway, sometimes you just have to have fun… plus Mistball looks cute as an attack on her! For some strange reason I do encounter Gengar in these fields so I decide to cheat a little.. I will catch it and trade it for the Jumpluff …just so I can have a Trophy waifu.. I won’t use her and I will burn resources on this ..but it is just for fun! I waste a lot of Pokéballs and Money but I end up with my first Trophy Wife Yellow The Jumpluff that I traded for a Gengar.. just because it is such a bad trade!

On my way to Rusturf tunnel I fight a few trainers with legendaries. Everyone except for Murmur the Porygon and Umaru the Slowpoke manage to reach level 11.. In the tunnel I failed to catch my encounter, which was an Elekid.. it isn’t that bad as I do prefer our own Usagi the (C)Raichu.  I think the Gym Leaders ace is level 13 or so.. which we should be able to handle! But I have come to realise we have a bit of a grass weakness! I have no good counters for that and two members are weak against it, and grass also resists Usagi! The only good way to deal with it is sending in Miku the Immune Jigglypuff! So let’s hope that the gym leader does not have a Venusaur or a Meganium!

The Rustboro Gym

The Gym challenge begins.. I forgot to talk to the dude for a free fresh water and rush into the first battle with a Youngster.. sending out Umaru first against his Glalie..we should have this.. unfortunately Glalie has Tail Glow.. which boosts it’s stats greatly and it immediately freezes Umaru as well.. putting her on Red health. No Bueno!  I already need to swap in Jigglypuff to survive this! Miku.. is immune to ice type moves and Glalie has no fighting type moves so it goes down fairly easily as we leave our first little girl corpse in the gym! Time for the second trainer, only one left after this ..before facing the leader! Let’s give Umara a chance to redeem herself. I slip up and trigger a double battle! after which the Hiker and a young boy send out a Chansey and a Nincada.. which isn’t good for the pair of Usagi and Umara.. both are special attackers..  and one is weak against Nincada.. we better take care of the bug first!.. Then I realise Nincada is a ground  type, now that moves are random but based on the same type bias Usagi is in grave danger.. I need to swap her out and risk them doubling into Umaru.

Luckily Chansey doesn’t do anything and Nincada can barely damage her!  Sakura the Rhyhorn comes out to replace Usagi.. as Chansey is weaker to physical attacks and Ground and Bug types can’t hurt Sakura a lot! The trainers send in a Smoochum and Poochyena next! The Smoochum is no problem but the Poochyena has Sacred Fire which burns Sakura and cuts her attack in half putting her out of the fight! I swap in Murmur.. but she also gets burned right away! Luckily Vicegrip still does decent damage and Umaru’s Water Gun finishes the pair off!  It is time.. to face the gym leader! At least everyone is level 11 now so I do feel fairly confident!

Roxanne normally is a Rock Type Gym leader, which we would easily wash with Murmur and Umaru.. but she isn’t the same Roxanne as before.. she calls herself Bug Catcher Robin now.. for one and she leads off with a level 12 Gardevoir… which means Miku has to come and save the day already!  If it has Psycho Booth as well it can pretty much kill everything else! Umaru levels up from this fight and so does Miku with Miku now learning Super Sonic. The next Pokémon Roxanne is about to use is a Mew.. which is a problem yet again…because Mew can learn ANYTHING and it has no real stat bias either. I am afraid it will have Focus Blast so I decide to swap in Rhyhorn which is one of my tankier Pokémon.. Sakura can also use Mud Slap to lower its accuracy if need be!

 Mew looks absolutely adorable. I must have it! I must.. but I can’t because it belongs to a Gym Leader so she has to die! Sakura nearly gets one shot by a psybeam.. and barely manages to chip away at her health too..it looks like I am going to have to risk Miku here! Afraid of the Focus Blast I use Gardevoir instead as it can resist the Psychic attacks! I whittle away at Mew with Mistball until it goes down, the Gym leaders Ace is a Dunsparce..  I decided to swap in Murmur as she could use the XP the most, thinking the Gym leader’s ace is level 13..turns out it’s 15! It starts using Thunder and immediately puts Murmur in red health.. I decide to swap in USagi to counter this.. but she has False Swipe which puts Usagi on Yellow health..Dunsparce reveals her other moves to be Recover and Charge.. which means it can’t touch Miku.. but can Miku kill it fast enough before she struggles to her own death?

Operation  Peeko

It turns out the answer is yes! Realising as a Gym Leader that Dunsparce can not touch me it keeps spamming Charge instead of Recover and Three Crush claws later I am the proud owner of a Stone Badge. She also grants me the teachable move Morning Sun… which is only a mildly decent healing move.. so I decide to sell it with the move Flail that I picked up earlier.. Flail deals more damage depending on how hurt you are. It is often used in novelty combat sets such as a Magikarp Sweep team (in which you set the game up so that Magikarp can kill a full team of Legendaries  with just the move Flail). It isn’t very good for Nuzlockes though.. and Morning Sun being better in weather also feels too flimsy! I rather have some potions that I can more reliably use early game!  After exiting the gym.. I see a robbery is going on! I ignore it for now and go heal my damaged team. Then it is time to rescue a Peeko!

I equip Sakura with a Quick Claw I managed to get my hands on and give Murmur a Hard Stone. The first item allows Pokémon to Strike first sometimes and Sakura is a slow girl!  The second powers up  Ground type moves.. so Murmur’s Earthquake now deals more damage. Time to hunt some criminal scum! Well it would be had I not been distracted with a few trainers hidden behind some cuttable bushes.. there are items on the ground.. and since they too are randomised Lucky Eggs (which double XP)  or Master Balls can be everywhere.  Murmur is forced to learn Cut.. since I don’t actually have an extra Pokémon to use as an HM slave.. and Immediately she gets into a fight with an Entei.. the Hard Stone pays off here as we easily Oneshot Entei with a powered up Earthquake! C.C. Nearly gets killed by a Dewgong but we end up safe and sound arriving at Rustuf tunnel once more where an eldery Sailor tells us that his 8 year old girl has been stolen by Team Aqua.. and if I could please get his Peeko back! I agree though I really hope Peeko’s overworld sprite remains a Wingull..in bird form.. as I enter the cave to fight a pirate!

Luckily Peeko indeed looks like a bird.. but we all know better in this world Pokémon are little girls.. but yay for Censorship and all!  The Pirate prefers to go by the name of Rich Boy Bob, who has a Sharpedo.. which is kind of the Signature Pokémon for this team.. so that’s strange! Usagi punishes in the name of the Moen or something and I get Peeko back and some sort of supplies for a big corporation. I bring back the stuff that was stolen from them and as a reward they give me more work… and some kind of weird navigation that is also a phone.. you know that is KINDA the wrong way around! That’s right, even Moths can be Millenials. I guess now I have to head towards the second gym .. which means I have to go on a boat with that old guy.. that keeps little girls locked up in his balls.. and I am a 10 year old girl….  Thanks Devon Corp for sending me on this mission! I am sure this will not backfire at all!

I’m on a Boat.

I really have forgotten a lot about these games! Apparently I have to fight Brendan at the exit of town!  Umaru nearly dies again.. she isn’t really pulling her weight here…so I might see if I can replace her with an Old Rod Encounter in a bit!  She does manage to finish an Eevee!!!! Although barely.. and when Brendan sends out a Pidgeotto I send in Usagi to quickly finish this fight! He outlevels me though so Pidgeotto lives a hit and makes Usagi cry by hitting her again. She revenge kills him soon after with the power of her ability Effect Spore.. which ends up poisoning them. In my head cannon Effect Spore.. isn’t actually spores.. but tears. Usagi cries and her tears can inflict a status condition. Yes that works really well! Perhaps the spores are in her tears! On the way back through Petalburg Woods I decide to go the route that is locked behind some cut trees. I picked up a few new items including a Miracle Seeds that powers up grass moves, of which I currently have none.. but I also find an Amulet Coin.. which is a great item! It generates more money! I decided to put it on Usagi. I use her more often than I use Miku due to how hard she hits! I might switch it to Miku soon though.. I am not sure on who the item is better for now.

I arrive at Mister Briney’s house  and he is Chasing the little girl that just happens to look like a bird on her sprite to make this all PG around the table! I talk to him and he stops playing around..calling Peeko his darling.. his filthy vagrant behaviour is something that should not be tolerated! At least as long as I keep him occupied, poor Peeko is safe! My chores that I got for helping a big company out is having to travel to two towns. Dewford to deliver a letter to mister Steven Stone, the Champion of the Pokémon League AND Travel to Slateport! Luckily in Dewford there is also the second gym! I am running out of space to type though so instead of pursuing this course of action I decided to pick up an old rod to fish for my Dewford Encounter.. I also got to go back  to Petalburg to fish there.. but I will hold off for now! Except for Umaru my team is looking fairly strong!  I decide to fish and what lives on the bottom of the sea?! Why a  little girl of course!  Nibbling on my rod is a brand new Spearow…maybe I will go grab that Petalburg encounter after all! I catch it though and name it Asuka!

I decide to hold off and challenge the two Fishermen on the beach instead to wrap this up! Fight one goes about as well as you expect! Sakura had to be swapped out against a Slowpoke as a droplet of Rain WILL kill her.. but Usagi once again comes to save the day!  The second fight.. is a disaster.. Sakura faces off against a  Zapdos.she can’t hit Zapdos and it is level 10! Sakura is level 12.. Meanwhile Zapdos has a headbutt and whittles away at Sakura.. I try to swap her out but Zapdos has Shadow Tag.. this looks like this might be it for Sakura.. but I refuse to let her go and I decide to keep my girl healthy with potions wasting them all! But it works! Sakura has low Power Points (number of uses)  on her moves and thus she gets to use “struggle” fairly early! Finally being able to hit Zapdos.. who now is locked in Spark.. a high Power Point Move that can not hurt ground types! With  about 25% Hp left, Sakura finishes off the Zapdos and Usagi deletes his two other Moe girls. Which includes a very skimpily dressed Octillery! Oh jeez Sakura I am so glad you are okay I thought I had lost you!  Let’s use this moment to take a break!  Next episode the battle against Brawly will happen and we get a few new encounters!  Untill then.. don’t lewd the Moes.. they are Tomodachi!

Pinkie Ranks: Top 5 N64 Songs/Soundstracks

Welcome back again little lights of my life!  Today I will ramble more about gaming! Why?! Because as a Virtual Blogger it is now my task to have factually correct opinions!  So to celebrate that I am right I really wanted to do a top 5. I wanted to do a top 5 Kaiju first.. but I realised.. I really have to know them a bit better. Mamma Mothra is considered the mother of monsters so .. maybe Godzilla is like my brother.. I might need to learn more about him before I think he is a bit basic.

 So because I was listening to video game music while listening to this post .. how about I review video game music again! From the N64 this time!  As I did SNES and NES in the past! Like with them, only one entry per franchise (uhm kind off) ..with an honourable mention in the same game (most of the time) .

<Disclaimer> All the Songs Are YouTube Videos, to hear them read this post on my actual website. <End Of Disclaimer>

Number 5: SS Anubis – Jet Force Gemini

Jet Force Gemini was a great game on the N64 that would have never really been on my radar. Shooting bugs with an anime girl, a guy in space armor and a dog wasn’t something I was particularly interested in at the time.. it looked “kiddy” yet did not play kiddy.. so I kinda found that dumb! So I decided to rent Star Wars Shadows of the Empire instead… man I really disliked that game! The shooting was so awful.  I returned the game the same day as I took it out.. even though I rented it for a week.. I did not want Shadows to be my weekend!  The Video Game Store Owner recommended me to Jet Force  Gemini instead and since I wanted space Violence I reluctantly agreed. My mind was blown. This game was so much better!  It also had really great music! Very different from what you expect such a cute looking game.  The game played so smooth as well.. so I actually kept renting this until I finished it! …Which meant I would have been better off buying it.. .but oh well.

SS Anubis is a track that has a super foreboding tone, but also something big! It had this  explorative.. spy movie like quality that also really worked well for alien stuff. Those were some strange times!  It is very loopable.. and non intrusive and easy to put on a loop, by it’s own it might sound a bit boring for those who have never played the game.. but there was a way that these tracks were designed where ingame sound and audio blended together in such a nice cocktail that this always left an impression on me! A second favourite of mine is the fire planet Eschebone!  I mean.. there are just so many pretty sources of light there and.. the music is absolutely bone chilling. There is a real sense of danger and evil there.. and even though the level absolutely sucks donkey kong.. with the last K being replaced with a D but it’s theme was amazing. Rare did an amazing job. I could have filled this list with just rare songs alone and it would still be a great list. They are on here a lot.. in fact….. the next entry might be Rare as well!

Honourable Mention: Eschebone

Number 4: Sloprano – Conker’s Bad Fur Day

I love platformer games, yet on Nintendo 64 that love was tested a bit.  I wasn’t the biggest fan of Mario 64. It’s a great game don’t get me wrong but there were a lot of stars that aren’t fun to collect. I now.. and always will dislike a game that requires ultra specific , conditions such as entering a level at 12 o clock to stop all the moving parts, or figuring out some super vague secrets. Nowadays I do enjoy playing through it. .but then I was heavily leaning towards Team Rare. Donkey Kong 64 is a game I (as one of the few people)  really liked (except for playing the Arcade games)  and Banjo Kazooie, in my eyes blows Mario completely out of the water. So when  a platformer was said to release with lot of potty humor, violence and Teddy Bears I was on board all the way! I had a lot of fun with the multiplayer but I had even more fun with the campaign.. especially the earlier parts.

Sending bees to a sunflower, so she gets ticklish enough to show her boobs to a horney and hungover king bee… and of course.. fighting a giant turd by the power of conjuring context sensitive toilet paper. I loved this game so much and in part it is because of the Opera Scene.. weirdly I am a sucker for Opera music in video games and this one is no different.. although a bit low brow!  It’s a song sung by a baritone piece of poo that flings parts of his body at you and the entire opera is metaphors for the excrement. However the way how tempo in the song is used to ramp up difficulty and the comical and clever text pushed this towards some greater heights. While I would not say this track is “forgotten” I often see it passed over for the DK Rap, which I will cheat with and make my honorable mention here. Conker Had great music troughout the game, I very much love the main theme as well.. but since these are the two most iconic N64 songs with Vocals..both by Rare and the same type of game .. I think it is allowed.. and that way you can compare and agree with me that Sloprano is a more unique song!

Honourable Mention : DK Rap – Donkey Kong 64

Number 3: Gerudo Valley – The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda  Ocarina of Time was my first experience with this absolutely amazing franchise, with either this or Windwaker being my favourite installment. The Minish Cap taking a close third. My little sister forced me to call the main character we know as Link Turban8  (Tulband8 in Dutch)  or she would reset my game over and over.. so  my first Journey with Turban8 was quite unique.. I had never played a game like  this before and here it became clear that I was a true gamer and my sister was not.  We had to play together but I picked up on the nuances of this game fairly quickly and in the end she abandoned playing this so Turban8 was strictly controlled by me.  I loved the music of this game so much, the overworld theme, Zelda’s Lullaby,  Saria’s song.. this game blew me away! Music was an actual theme in the game and I would often just try to match the songs that were playing in the background. I learned to do this pretty okay as well.. and I adapted to a new way of Video game thinking.. away from the SNES platformer mentality.

One song impressed me so much more than the others, and that was the song of Gerudo Valley!  My oh my did I love that song. The temperament of that song, the punch it packed and the “Bandito” theme really made this an absolute bob!  I would often return to Gerudo valley just to hear that amazing song. Song of Storms will be put forward as my honourable mention, it can’t hold a candle to Gerudo Valley for me though! I love this song SO much! I loved it so much it was in my dreams! I once dreamed I got married to a video game character and we had to dance on the music! I just soared like an eagle to Gerudo  Valley! Even did the rose/flamenco thing!  Hmmm….I watched a lot of cartoons back then! I wasn’t able to beat the game at that age, the temple of Shadow and Spirit proved too tricky for me.. but I kept coming back to this game and falling for the song over and over again. I was so happy it got to be a thing in Smash Bros as well!  They also made an absolute amazing Mariachi version of this!

Number 2: Rainbow Road – Mario Kart 64

When I was just a little Pinkie, I had a little friend with a bowl cut, who always invited me to come play Mario Kart on SNES.. I always lost and did not  think I would like the sequel.. I hated SNES Rainbow Road to the core!  My friend always beat the living daylight out of me! So when I first got Mario Kart 64 I kind of was upset! I didn’t really like that game.. I always played it with my friend because they wanted to play it, not because I liked it.. but I quickly realised how good this game actually is! I loved how this game controlled.. I loved the new weapons and I could actually stay on track and .. since I was not friends with Bowlcut  anymore.. I did not really lose to anybody.. except my sister .. but she would punch me if she lost, so I faked losing a lot.  Regardless , whenever she was not there I would race the AI on harder cc’s and win!  I had so much fun! Then I had to do Rainbow Road.. and it was AMAZING.

Rainbow Road 64 is my favourite Mario Kart Track and Track ever.  It really felt like the end of a (short)  journey and instead of being punished .. like in the last one you were rewarded with a gorgeous track..which almost took as long to complete as the entire rest of the game.  Seeing those character depictions on the sky, the sense of actually driving on a Rainbow.. it did more to me than being just a great track.. and track.. I think my love for Rainbows came from that game.. before that I kinda felt they were overrated but I loved Rainbow Road 64 so much that I even made a Mario Kart Rainbow Road Dungeon in my Digimon campaign. It was super fun! During the game the track almost constantly played and no one was ever annoyed by this music looping.  It hits all the right notes of grandeur, space and lightheartedness. This isn’t a final dreadful trial for you to overcome.. this is a reward.. your victory lap!  That is to me what Rainbow Road should be. The track before that,  should be the final trial. This game got that feeling right, and this track is a perfect accompaniment for it. Oh right.. honourable mention.. Koopa Troopa Beach I get.. cause Island vibes?! It isn’t even in the same ballpark though.. heck.. if Rainbow Road is Yankee stadium.. then Beach isn’t even in America.

“Honourable” Mention: Koopa Troopa Beach

Number 1: The Entire Soundtrack – Banjo-Kazooie

I know , I know, this sounds like yet another cheat.. but you can really take your pick here and pick from anything in this library of this game. Freezy Peaks, Gruntilda’s Lair, Spiral Mountain,  the actual main theme, every single track is amazing.. but before we get into that let’s talk a bit about my history with this game. I was reluctant to pick  this up as Mario 64 had been a bit of a mid-experience for me.  When I say MID I mean that in the softest way possible. I had a great time, but I no where nearly loved this game as much as I loved Super Mario World. I did not love it as much as Super Mario Bros 3 either. It was somewhere around Mario 2 and 1 for me. However because of how much I loved World.. this felt like a disappointment.. I did not care too much about how impressive 3d was. I wanted a fun game I could play with my Sister, I wanted Yoshi, Especially Stompy.. my Yellow Yoshi (my sister claimed the blue one). Then Banjo came and I expected the same experience.. but I was blown away! This game.. was SOOO much better. I am sorry but it just really is. Mario 64 is a great game.. but Banjo… it’s the near perfect collectathon platformer. It is one of those 10/10 games for me.

The gameplay, the  humor, the synergy and most of all the music. This music style is SO unique! I am not good with backoffice names.. especially when it comes to music.. or voice actors.. I don’t really care who voices a character as long as I like the voice. I love the voice acting in a Hat in Time .. yet I have no idea who did it.. I love the music in Blast Corps.. I have no idea who did it! When it comes to music I know two names. Nobuo Uematsu, who I still refer to as “that Final Fantasy Guy” and that there is Grant Kirkhope. All respect to Uematsu.. but he just makes amazing music.. Grant Kirkhope’s music is so unique and so is …Kirkhope, I’d almost call it a genre.  I can recognise if a song is a Kirkhope and that style feels so catered to the iconic bear and bird. Even if it is used in other games it is as if you can taste that love for this franchise. Whenever I hear a Kirkhope song.. I imagine a Bear and a Bird jamming out to it. There is a love for the characters here.. a LOT of it. After this game .. this type of music and sound design became part of this type of game.. so it simply is just outstanding and I can not pick a favourite. It was the birth of something new.. and I’ll take it as a whole! If I ever would be a VTuber, I would very much would like an Kirkhope style intro! If he’d make one I’d begin streaming the next day!

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Pinkie Plays: Moemon Emerald Extreme Randomiser Nuzlocke (Part 1) The Amazing Starter

Greetings little lights in my life, my first actual content post as a Virtual Blogger and Kaijuman is of course… a Pokémon post….kind off! I started a Nuzlocke when I was still a mortal, but I played so far ahead of my writing that I kind of forgot what happened! So this time I will write along as I play! …  This time the cute animals will be replaced by cute girls!  As we start our very own Moemon Emerald Extreme Randomizer Nuzlocke.

What is A Nuzlocke!

Here we go again! A nuzlocke is a mode in Pokémon where you can only catch the first Pokémon you encounter each route! A Pokémon that faints in battle is considered dead and you HAVE to give it a nickname so you get more attached to it! In our version we will play a randomised hack of a Pokémon game I own.. but yet it will be played on an Emulator.
All Pokémon have been “randomised” so that means if I would normally find a Pidgey.. I might encounter a Mewtwo now instead. Or vice versa. Items, trainer names , abilities and movesets all have been completely changed..though Pokémon will be biased to learn moves of their respective typing.  There will be a few additional rules such as.. if I encounter a Pokémon I already have, I can catch another and my own special rule.. if I HATCH a duplicate.. that specific Moe gets an extra life.  Since this Rom does not have sprites for all Moe’s if I encounter a regular Pokémon instead of a Moe.. it doesn’t count as an encounter, they can still kill my girls though!

Minor rules include me having protection from wipes by Dragon Rage, before the second gym and a lot of other circumstantial stuff that I will bring up when we get there. The point is , this offers a bit of extra challenge to a Pokémon game. For challenge reasons I can’t grind to be stronger than the Gym Leaders Ace either.. because on emulators I could just speed up and wash everything after grinding… What enforces me to keep these rules in a written report of this?! Nothing! You will just have to trust me! … The trainer will be named Pinkie like always.. and the Nuzlocke ends after completing the Pokémon League, or after a full team if six wipes! No need to defeat Steven End Game… (as it would probably would involve a lot of grinding) with that  It is time to see how our adventure will go!  Professor Birch greets me and shows me that this.. is a Pokémon.

The Start of my Journey… 

For some strange reason mom in this game has stuffed me in the back of a moving truck and forced me to travel with the boxes like a piece of trash while she got there in another way! A lot of non Moe looking monsters are busy carrying some boxes but at least she got the tv running! … Great priorities mom!  The Mom in Gold at least helped me with my journey… you give me a room.. then kick me out of the house to go play with that creepy neighbour kid Brendan who  puts his balls beside his bed!  … I touch his balls .. and then he decides to show up! He must have been in the bathroom or something he asks me who I am and then realises I must be Pinkie… I really wonder how long Mom has already been here that she would talk about me already! But sure I say hi to the guy! He did not know I was a girl… Darn those stupid Animaniacs! They made my name Gender-Ambiguous! Brendan says he is going to help his father catch some pokémon before he starts playing on his computer. This is a 10 year old who already has a double bed.. so that can’t be good so I book it out of there!

I walk outside when I hear a middle aged man scream! He is being chased by a Zigzagoon Girl.. he tells me the only way to fight her is grab his balls and pull another girl out of them..So I can pick one.. one girl Onix.. is a solid pick.. but since Onix has lower attack than an Oddish it isn’t amazing. Unown is the second Moe girl and we can clearly skip her.. the Third one… Holy Heck It is Jigglypuff!  Yes She’s my girl!  I choose her and see that instead of Sing and Defence Curl.. I think she actually has a Crush Claw great move that does damage based on HP stat. So It is time to attack the Zigzagoon girl and kill it! It turns out I got super duper LUCKY… not only does my Jigglypuff have one of the strongest normal type moves in the game! She has the strongest ability in the game! Wonder Guard.  Which means she can not be hit by ANYTHING except super effective moves.. and since she is a normal type.. that means she can ONLY be hit by Fighting type moves!  Now this is still a randomiser so several Pokémon can pack fighting type moves.. but for now it is a great start. Since she is basically untouchable and she sings! I decided to call my Moe.. Miku!

Gathering More Moe

Now that i have an absolutely broken Starter .. I have confidence that this run will be truely amazing! With Wonder Guard up I zoom across the map to fight Brendan..  who has a Blissey… it can’t touch me and I level up three times! We go back to our town that is filled with puddles for no real reason other than to show a neat graphics thing and I get Pokéballs. I move back to the route and prepare for my first encounter! It is a Porygon 2! Another Pink Moe AND another normal type! This one carries the move Earthquake and Vicegrip so it is another Power house.. since Miku can’t be touched.. it isn’t that hard to bring this one down to catching range.. It got a bit scary for a bit since it has poison points .. which CAN hurt my little darling.. but I lived and added Porygon 2 to my team. I name it MurMur because she has the number two written on her forehead.. I grind her up to level 5 switch training her with the immortal ghost of Miku and it is time for our second AND third encounters in rapid succession!


I should have played the lottery today because my Route 103 encounter is…. A Slowpoke! Another Pink Moe! I named it Umaru for obvious reasons!  And Decide to level it up to level 5 as well to get ready for my route 102 encounter! I am running low on Pokéballs, and there aren’t that many pink Pokémon left for me to add to my team!  On Route 102 I however encounter.. a Slowbro! Another Pink Moe! But this one counts as a dupes clause. I already have this Pokémon.. at least it’s an evolution line so it means I can skip it! 

Since I would prefer to evolve it myself, I decide to let it go and go hunt for another monster. Well or another girl.. so my Harem.. is passing on Slowbro..as I will get her later!  My new first encounter is a Raichu.. which I capture fairly easily. I decided to name it Usagi as it was the only blonde twin tailed girl I could think of that fitted in an 8 letter limit! I discover Umaru has Luster Purge.. which is a legendary move reserved for Latios and Usagi Carries Thunderpunch and Shockwave! Which both are great moves as well! It is time to go visit my dad! While restocking Pokéballs I discover they sell a Moonstone in this Pokémon Center as I randomised items and the first one has ALL the evolutionary items..but I decide that Jigglypuff will never evolve!  Because it will lose its ability! I just hope it will learn some set up moves to power up it’s punches!

Hi Dad! Thanks for letting this weird Astma Kid have a Pokémon instead of me!

Now it is time for some trainers, the first one has a Torchic which Murmur makes mince meat off.. I am not sure if she would like chicken ..or of humans.. but she is dead anyway because remember this is a Nuzlocke.. what faints is dead!  The second trainer has an adorable Shellder which I quickly turn into Shell Dead and things seem to be going smooth! I am also enjoying journalling like this as I play the game so yay for the Virtual Blogger Lifestyle choices working out so far! The bug catcher dude got renamed to manager Scott.. and after the Clam Moe has been defeated … he sounds out a Meganium..which can most definitely one shot Umura and even Usagi the Cryshu.. because Meganium turns out to have Solarbeam! Luckily we can safely swap to Miku the Jigglypuff who is immune thanks to Wonder Guard.. she finishes off the Meganium and I stroll on with my little girls.

In the next battle we get a bit of a magical girl showdown when Usagi faces a Staryu! Usagi has a good cry first but then uses Spark to attack the Staryu turning this magical girl story more in a Madoka scenario!  Victory is obtained once again and we begin to rake in money! Since I fight rarely with high XP giving Pokémon as well, leveling is also going smooth! It is really nice to start a nuzlocke like this normally it is stress and terror and this feels like a leisurely stroll! I encounter a pretty slutty Umbreon and after I scold it for a bit for dress kind of like a hussy .. I decided it is better to put this girl out of her misery! She belonged to a trainer after all! The last one before I move to Petalburg where I encounter my father, who tells me I am not strong enough to face his gym yet… which is true..but I could do it if Jigglypuff had Toxic as a move.. but regardless he chores me with going with Wally to find him a Pokémon .. one forced tutorial later I  am back at my dads and I can move onto the next town and towards the first gym.. trough Petalburg woods.. Wally caught a Barboach by the way!

The Stress begins!

Route 104 lets me pick up a Rhyhorn which I name Sakura. You know the buff chick from Danganronpa they do look a bit alike! I do think I got the short end of the stick on this route a bit.. I do really like Rhydon but there was also an Altaria or Chicorita.. I would have really liked to pick up one of those two! Still Rhyhorn is pretty neat! It’s static ability that allows to paralyse opponents is a bit lackluster on her.. but it’s not bad! I defeat Technician Jo.. who is walking a dress and sunhat.. quite easily but I realise that  Sakura will have trouble hitting bird Pokémon it also is super weak to both grass and water and since I can’t tell which Pokémon has these types of moves.. I don’t think she will last all that long before falling victim to a misplay of mine.. I do need to level her so she is at risk! During the first fight in the Petalburg Woods we encounter a trainer that has an Electrode.. which is ADORABLE! I want one!

Hoping I might encounter it in the Forest I ready myself to capture another adorable girl! The Pokémon I found is Muk however.. which is a Pokémon I do enjoy but I also know it has a bit of a trickier catch rate. This one is not easily caught in A pokéball! Indeed the Muk refuses to go along and thus we fail our Petalburg Woods encounter and now I have to traverse these dangerous woods with one team member less than I could have had.. which makes catching the next encounter harder as well.. at the rate my Pokémon grow.. they might be a bit overleveled when we come out the forest. Distributing levels seems key here so everyone.. except for Jigglypuff is at risk! I decided to lead Umaru the Slowpoke because it feels lucky! I guess my amazing trainer instincts were right as the first team Aqua encounter has a Diglett! It is level 9 though! I am already underleveled here! I expected it to happen before the first gym but this is really fast! The grunt gets defeated without any casualties though but now I have to lead Sakura! I forgot to do this and Umaru immediately gets poisoned! I forgot poison kills are still in this Generation… Oh oh.. now I have to rush back.. wasting two of my five extremely scarce potions I get Umaru to the hospital safely! I need to buy some antidotes here! Back in the woods I immediately encounter a poisonous Pidgeot.. which poisons Sakura.. to early in the woods to use my item I need to head back again! Wasting two more Potions! Only one left.. and no more money! 

Luckily my next forest trip goes without much trouble! A Rich boy challenges me with a Psyduck.. So confidently I swap in Usagi the Raichu.. who gets hyper-beamed in the face.. she survives but she looks pretty battle damaged! She cries of course! I still have a few trainer fights to go and only one potion that now I have to use on Usagi! Things turned around fast for me here! It only gets worse when my first double battle.. which are the scariest things in such a Randomiser sends in a Mewtwo… these are two four year old girls.. how did they get that! Luckily.. he just meditated!  I swapped in Miku to be safe and she levels to 11.. with the rest of the party being at around level 9 or 10 ! We are almost there.. almost to the first gym city Rustboro! Just one more trainer to go! It is a fisherman sprite he claims to be a Water Pokémon trainer but leads with Torkoal.. out of sheer instinct I put Usagi first and she does manage to oneshot the turtle girl..  his other two Pokémon Starmie and Slowking are indeed Water Pokémon so Usagi punished them in the name of me!  Without casualties we have reached the first city.. where a lot of crime and the first gym awaits! But that is a story for next time!

With that I conclude my first let’s play blog! It was great fun to actually write as I play so I will do this with a few other games as well in the near future! I got plenty of things I want to try and expect this series to show up fairly regularly so it will be easy to follow! If you like my content or want to support my Moth Life Style consider dropping a donation on our Kofi page, or following me on Patreon! Tell me what was your favourite Moe or predict who will die first!

The Cocoon Opens: It’s VBlogger Pinkie

A lonely pink Cocoon hatches!  Fueled by the warmth of all her followers and online friends!  Metamorphosis has occurred. Evolution.. in terms of Pokémon! I have reached my stage 2! Chasing after her dream, the woman named Pinkie has transcended the bounds.. of Mortality! She surpassed her limits and now exists both in reality and beyond! Pinkie has achieved Virtual status! And thus a VBlogger has been born!

Look Mommy I’m A Moth!

Hey hey hey! Look! I dig the new overdesign! It is a work in progress.. and will be commissioned at one point again to make it look better..I promise! Just like Virtual Youtubers! As a Virtual being I have to get used to being updated now! Before I give you my new backstory and all off that stuff.. let’s take a look at my design!  I am a Moth now?!  Why?! I mean .. I have been a duck before!  I like ducks a lot more than moths?!  So why did I settle on a Moth?! Well.. it all started because my sickness made me cocoon and I wanted to arise like a butterfly… but as glamorous as that sounds, my re-emergence isn’t as black and white tale… we don’t just shrug everything off by a second wind.. so while I feel reborn.. I do not feel like a fairytale thing!  I have to make due with my mothiness! Everyone wants to be a butterfly in this world..but sometimes people just turn out to be moths! That is fine as well! So I am going to show you.. that you can be great if you are not the most beautiful or amazing bug in the world..  just being a bug is fine as well!

The Moth as a theme is also fun because  I review Geeky Content… What do those have in common?! Well if you ever played games after dark with only your screen running.. you know! The screen attracts moths as well! I am drawn in by bright things myself, sometimes it would be better if I did not.. but it is who I am! I see a cute anime mascot and I end up watching a bad show just for it to pop up! We are all drawn to fairly visual mediums .. that light, sharing our geekiness is also kind of a light beacon that has brought us all together.  We all flock towards here to tell our tales. Searching for light and positivity is something I have always tried to make a theme on this blog.. though I have not always succeeded.. but as a Moth.. that search for light can be much more prominent and we can just have a lot of fun!  Finally the moth has wings so it can soar high and free… and into an open flame..!  The possibilities are endless, no longer bound by the gravity that prevents us from going where we want.. it reflects breaking free of my current constraints. 

Why did I have to experience Metamorphosis?! Well it is kind of a VTuber or Vperson thing these days to not be human. The Hololive girls have an Immortal Phoenix, A Grim Reaper, an Eldritch Infected person who grew Tentacles by reading the Necronomicon, an Atlantean.. and A detective who is kind of a Gremlin. Indigo recently made me aware of a VTuber called Ironmouse.. while I do not care for a Succubus.. hearing her tale and who she can be herself online without her sickness holding her back.. and that THAT avatar is actually the real her.. She has a autoimmune disease that keeps her bedridden, which is way worse then what I have.. so I won’t say we are alike.. but that one feeling.. of your physical body not being who you really are.. because of restrictions on your body.. or heck even simple biology is a theme that hits home for me… so I wanted that my new self.. would symbolise that limit break a bit! 
While real world Pinkie may lay sick in bed a lot.. VBlogger Pinkie can sore across her island! Of course I am not just a regular moth… I am a spawn of Mothra!

Hey Pappa! This is a much cooler background story.. then you being drunk and canoodely! 

So as you may have read in one of Sunny’s posts.. in fact two of them! Paradise is often visited by a Kaiju!  We thought the big fish was the only one.. but one day Mothra visited as well. Hubris made me try to befriend the monster, as I do believe that almost everyone , without a fake tan or who lives in their gym,  can be awesome people if you can just draw it out.  They are oftenly not worth the effort.. but it CAN be done!  Regardless Mothra was in a bit of a fickle mood and pierced me with poisonous needles that she can spit out! 

As I lay dying I told Mothra I only wanted to be her friend and she seemed to regret her action! A tear fell into my heavily poisoned wounds.. and I began vomiting like crazy! I vomited a Cocoon all over myself! When I was encapsulated everything went dark.. but for a brief moment I heard Mothra apologise to me! She gifted me the immortality she had.. but a bit differently!  If I get hurt or damaged I will cocoon and restore after a while! Even if only a little part of me remains…this will happen.. it can even occur when nothing is left of me.. like Mothra I need to be reborn… however if I evaporate completely someone else will vomit a cocoon and become me! I don’t want that to happen to everyone.. but it is kinda like Dr Who.. but more gross!

So yeah.. I am still the manager of Paradise.. except now I can shoot laser beams from my Antennas! I can fire poison needles from my throat.. and can create big gusts of wind when flapping my wings!  Which is really neat.. because now i get access to all the sweet fruits Paradise has! I really got into eating  fruit and  playing at campfires a lot more now!  Ooow..campfires…!  I do burn myself a lot though.. luckily I can regenerate pretty fast! … Not my clothes though.. so sometimes I dance around a fire Na… Uhm… A Fire Named Sam! Yes that is what I tried to say! 

Gam Gam Check out my new “LaZOR” attack!

As a flying creature I have to by Aerodynamic.. which is a neat of saying that if I ever encounter an anime boy…or another anime lesbian.. they would look at me and think  of floorboards. If they are annoying though I can use my scales to deflect their attacks and show them they are ugly themselves! Ha!  … I still love you even if you are ugly though! .. Platonically! Except for some girls who I love semi-platonically! Uhm right.. I also have a new found sensor to find the light in something.. and I can turn stuff into candy with a beam as well… that’s not a Mothra power.. but I had to absorb some pink blob creature to make my wings pinkish! .. Not sure.. .. it was fat and gooey so I was pretty sure there was enough goo to dye my wings pink! I killed it with my lasers!

At times Mothra speaks to me.. and tells me to go fight some things! Usually anime characters but sometimes Mothra wants me to attack man/animal hybrids as well l! She thinks  they are like me.. and like Kaiju do battle.. as some kind of rule or something.. so do we Kaijuman.. . that is right! That is the term for what I am .. a Kaijuman.. (pronounced Kaai-JHoo-Mahn). I wonder if there are some nice ones out there.. most of them I have encountered. Most of them are kinda Bassholes.. and I don’t mean Basshole himself.. he is actually kind of an old grumpy fart.  Most of them I fight though are mute!  Like that big soft fluffy mouse I attacked! A  big soft duck in a Sailour suit came to his aid.. but with one powerful gust of wind his head fell off! I was banned from Disneyland after that though.. so I am not sure if Mamma Mothra did me right by sending me  there. Regardless.. who knows I might encounter a friendly Kaijuman at one point! I hope I can make friends!

Okay maybe I won’t befriend this Kaijuman

Doctor Doctor , I act a bit differently now!

As a Kaijuman I have a few needs that are different from your average human!  As I said.. I have to do battle with other hybrids if I can’t befriend them.. When I visited my human mother and not my Kaiju Mother to show her I had transformed I decided to meet up at a public spot.. you know.. so she would not make a scene of me transcending humanity without asking her… “I was dying mom .. Mothra killed me” .. So I decided to meet her in Madurodam.. a sort of theme park in the Netherlands.. It is a theme park that has this miniature version of our cities and national monuments etc.. like the Netherlands scaled down, for us to walk through and enjoy! …..I ….. did …..not ….. handle that very well. I am banned for life…  and so was that 6 year old in the Dinosaur costume.. that roared at me… luckily for the kid he died from my poison so he isn’t banned anymore! I also feel a huge urge to step on sandcastles.. back at the Resort?!

I am still the same person though, I like pink things.. especially pink lamps. I still like watching anime.. especially, in a dark room so that my screen is the only thing lit in that room. I do like playing games a lot.. though I do not like The Sims anymore because I never have enough money to buy lamps.. My Favourite Pokémon? That is easy , Sylve…..Chandelure. Huh, okay maybe I have changed a bit! Only a tiny bit though! My attention span has shortened a bit.. like I usually see another interesting light or something and I kinda have to investigate so I can’t write as long of posts as human Pinkie did but maybe I can write more.. Oh right and I am constantly poisoned by those toxic needles I have in my stomach so I might appear a bit fever-dreamish! But yeah other than that.. I am absolutely the same person….who now needs a tailor to adjust all her clothes… I mean let’s talk about cat girls.. do they really push that tail through a hole in their pants everyday? With wings it’s kinda horrible.. I killed like 4 tailors with my poison scales before I figured out how I could put my wings through my dresses.. the trick is to shower and get them wet.. they are a lot more shapeable like that. 

I might

Let’s see?! Did anything else change? I still have the libido of a wet paper towel, I still can’t drive a car and I am still clumsy as heck.. and these wings don’t work along. Well like I said I eat a lot more fruit! Some of that fruit was meant for reviews! So .. I can do less of them! I am usually friendly though..unless you wear a Dinosaur costume or play with Lego! However there is one fruit I do not eat and that is Coconuts, they are safer than humans even.. so if you do not want to be poisoned by me.. consider becoming a Coconut. Of course just a nice comment is great as well, but followers who support us get an extra little spotlight and become a coconut!  There are two ways you can do that. We have a Kofi and a Patreon! So pick your poison…sort of speak.

Paradise in 2021

Welcome back my sweet Island guests! It has been a little over a week since I last wrote for you! Some heart issues kept me bedridden and unable to get a proper sleep.  A little holiday depression set in after the Christmas days as well and somatic stress disorder finished the cocktail into me cocooning in bed for a good while!  Yet now I am back and I am strong and happy again! So let’s take a look at what this year will have in store for us. Wait…why am I glowing white? Am I evolving?!

500 Follows! POG!

First of all , during my absence we breached the magical border of 500 followers. I would like to thank the 250 marketing blogs following me to sell me some expensive SEO programs and lessons to make more money off my blog. Then there are the 200 or so random follows who searched for a word and found me! You have two times my thanks. Now for the 50 active people out there! You are amazing! I truly love you and sorry for being absent!  I am really happy to have reached this milestone and I practiced a little speech holding a shampoo bottle. Then I dropped the Shampoo bottle on my foot and almost slipped in the shower.  So I ended up winging this little speech that follows next.

While at times my health, and mental issues can make me feel a bit lonely and , while often struggling to reach out to people , you guys have been there as a natural safe space. I am still awkward and will not always interact as my brain is all over the place, that does not mean I do not appreciate you ..  all of you made this community what it is.  Even if we don’t talk a lot and if I miss your blog posts.. or do not leave a witty comment.. you all give me a home on the internet. Even if you aren’t that keen on my content.. you bring people together we can both interact with. So Every follow is appreciated, even if I joke about the insignificance of the number. While I do have a lot of  “empty” followers, those empty followers bring me closer to you all! My real life voice is fragile and isn’t that strong but you.. are my voice box for online!  Thank you all for this amazing achievement..it actually got me an achievement on WordPress as well and as a gamer I do like those! New member goals for 2021 will be an active following of about 20 people interacting with posts. (Be it likes or comments).  As for the number of followers to reach! The new goal will be set at 666! So I can sell all your souls to become a demon girl! …  See then I can become A VTuber!

Thanks Satan! You help me follow my dreams! Sugoi!

What Rose from the Cocoon is not Pinkie.. but Pinkie!

During my Cocoon phase, I tried to get back into content but I kept hitting a brick wall… Well actually it was just plaster… my muscle issue also blocked my legs at times and I stumbled into the wall.. ..  but  regardless my muscles were constantly sore and I had trouble following anime due to constant aches, I had no focus in my head because of a lot of self imposed stress of me being too lazy and not being able to get things done and a lot of fears I imagined.  During the course of Steampunk Month I have realised I took on a bit more than I can chew.  I had to rush games like insane, making me not enjoy them as much.. or to pick games I am able to beat in a short time. Everything kind of became subservient to my blogs.  So during my stressing I realised that would have to change a bit. I would need to make content a bit more “fun” for me. Writing has always been fun but consuming the content needed for the blog wasn’t as fun anymore. Review after review got old.. and I must admit.. during my time in the dumpster I kinda fell down the VTuber hole. So I was thinking.. could I possibly find a way to become a V-Blogger?

From the beginning of my Website I had a bit of a YouTube aspiration but my weak voice would not allow me to do it properly, perhaps with a lot of voice software thrown over to amplify and clarify it and perhaps give it a change… anyway that dream got shelved… but I want more… I want to be a VBlogger… I might even try my hand on streaming if I ever can get the model made.. who knows.. but I want to give a try! I really was struggling putting up content.. I had enough ideas.. but I felt a time pressure on each game. I was constantly thinking on blog chores as if my mind was on fire! So what.. came back from that Cocoon is a bit of a different Pinkie!  It will be revealed tomorrow! The same.. but yet different and I think I will pursue a slightly different style of content! The next step in my evolution!  But more on that in Tomorrow’s post! What will that mean for my content?! Well .. I am not doing as much reviews anymore! Instead my content will take on more “Let’s Play” Like shapes. There will be a heavier emphasis on gaming. Of course in my own unique take! I just feel like that telling you about my gaming adventures and my daily geeky stuff .. is more ME?! I would not have to rush games either!  So expect more of me gaming and doing geeky stuff, and less of an endless slew of reviews!

As for the regular content such as the Animini, I do plan to continue them but I might take a short break from them. I probably won’t take a break for too long, but my current medication is preventing me from a good night sleep. Since I watch anime on saturday morning as a bit of a ritual that kinda conflicts now. I want to figure out how I want to do this at my own leisure! Post times might change as well as I might experiment  with live posting, or just want to work on a post a little bit more or more at whenever it is convenient. Two deadlines a day was too stressful to me and did not help my heart. I need to destress and whatever my new content schedule will be will reflect that. Gaming content will be more regular, but the let’s play formats will focus on all the categories of Paradise.. so for example I might play a movie game, a pokémon game and maybe an anime game. No specific rhyme or reason will apply, I just want to have fun!  My content will reflect that!

The Island gets weird!

While I might have experienced a slight metamorphosis into a VBlogger, I will not give up my Island! The new me has a perfect reason to live here as well and while maybe not fully human (seriously almost no V-Tuber is human)  anymore, she will keep her manager tasks on the island! However when my own health is frail.. this new form will allow me to spread my wings and soar, finding a light when times seem dark, so not only will I tell what I do in my real life.. but also a lot of avatar talk!  If you ever seen anything Vtuber.. you kinda know .. except I don’t do the whole boing-boing thing!  I am chaste….mostly… Flavorwise not a lot will change.. but I hope to put a bit more energy and personality in my posts again! I feel I kinda lost that near the end. Content, be it anime, gaming or whatever will be a bit more bit sized! Think about the length of an Animini.. (two to three..and a bit.. pages in Google Docs).

As some of you may have noticed I do often refer to the community and I do plan to keep that kind of content up! For example I plan to do a Geeky-Blogger Hunger Games where I will use a simulator to let 24 of us battle to the death as I write the story that goes with it. I plan to bring back What If stories. When the Animini episodes return I plan to make them a bit less “review”y and more “reaction video” like. Which still can be read as a review of course..as you can still read what I think about it.. but I don’t feel like I should judge.. but more tell you what I experience.. I feel that will have a bit more energy and me in it! So it might be a bit stranger.. but I was not one for structure anyway! Rather than separating the good and the bad I will take you through an episode and tell you as I go!

Themed Months will still happen as well but I will work them out a bit better beforehand. The structure however might be different. What really hurt me last month was the fact that I had to do a Steampunk Game, A Steampunk movie and other content as well and it clogged up my creativity in the end.  With his New VBlogger Style, I am aiming for I can pick whatever content I feel like doing that is within that theme and will allow theme months to shine more!  Two Month will follow an Narrative on the Island and thusly a soft theme. Events will happen to the STAFF or on the Island which gives a bias towards a theme then after two soft themes, one hard theme will follow. So in other words we tear down structure in return for consistency and fun! I aim to at least have a post for you each day, but it might be two.. and who knows on a crazy day I might even have three! What 2020 has shown me.. and what made me evolve.. is that we have to look out for ourselves.  We have to make our own life fun.. and sometimes that might mean people think you are a raving lunatic. Well my sweet Island Guests.. I might be a raving Lunatic.. that isn’t doing the normal and sensible thing.   but I will at least have fun…

In Short what can you expect from Paradise in 2021?!  I could not tell you! What I do know is that I will have a heck of a lot of fun with it and I hope you will follow me on this new journey as well! Happy New Year and may this year be a year we can all chase our dreams!