Pinkie Interviews Pinkie for her Birthday…except it’s the wrong interview!

Helly my Island guests it is my birthday today and I am turning 34.. or as I prefer to say it. Turning 21 for the 14th time.  It’s a special day for me! So I decided to make a post that goes live on my birthday! Obviously I will have to clean my house to receive some family as guests so I can’t do a whole lot of editing. Arceus forbid that my family sees some crummies. So I took inspiration from my random topic generator posts and decided to interview myself! I wanted stock celebrity interview questions.. but those are dang hard to find.. so this interview.. in the journalist sense.. is a job interview in format! Weird huh! Yay!

You are a new Addition to the Crayon Box, what colour would you be and why?!

For this  list I used 36 interview questions that are actually fun to answer. I hope I am reminded to put the link here!  This is the second question on this list and an obvious one for me to answer. I would be a #Ff89CD Crayon.  Pink is not a colour we often see in pens/pencils or crayons, it really is underrated. If we DO get it it happens to be a super hot pink colour or one of those skin colour things. But I want a nice piglike/soft pink! That is a niche and I would stand out..if I stand out I can sell myself.  When there is no one like me.. and I get appreciated I know it is because of me!  I am not the generic lightbulb .. I am that one weird thing that is super hard to get.  People will flock over me and I will be in control of my own uniqueness.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a duck! I like variation in my life. As a duck I can waddle through the park and eat some bread from lovely old people, I could bite  annoying little kids wearing slippers in the toe and I could just mosey about. I could also swim on the pond! Just float around bobbing for a fish or whatever I think is a fish!  When it gets cold I could just take flight and move to the south! With my fellow ducks!  I could still have a cartoony avatar in the style of Ducktales and I could  make adorable noises all day long.  Ducks are great! Even as a pet! I’d be white which means my owner could put pink clothes on me! Which is lovely! I like the combination of white and pink!  You really have to be mindful of what images you want to have and I think I can still be me as a duck!  Also I REALLY want to follow my old doctor for a week and constantly call him a quack! That would be super fun!

What is the last gift you have given to someone?

Since these are job interview questions I am going to be a bit bold here and say that the gift I gave was myself.  When we think of gifts we always think in terms of material goods, yet once one time is up you are not often reminded as “the girl who gave me that delicious bottle of wine” or “that guy who brought me flowers every week” . In the end what is oftenly more appreciated than that is the gesture itself. It’s the tiny things that matter. Inviting a friend over for coffee when you know they are having a bit of a rough time, sending a little message to check up on someone going through something important. In the end I truly hope that to people I matter more than the gifts I give them. That sounds like such a wimpy answer but while I am soon to get a few nice birthday gifts that will improve the quality of my life, over all I am more excited to see people again. Spend time together.   I hope I invoke that same sentiment and thus I think I am the true last gift I gave someone!

What was the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?

It was a movie called Seeking Justice. A movie in which Nic Cage’s wife gets raped and a mysterious stranger offers to settle the score for him.. seeing to it that the rapist gets justice. However he then finds himself entangled in a vigilante organisation that doesn’t  just clean up the streets but all watching eyes as well. He is tasked to murder a child-pornographer.. but it soon turns out things are not what they seem. Why did I watch it? Well because the episode of Ghost Hunters or Ghost Investigation.. or whatever  ..they are all the same show anyway..  was one I had already seen. Nic Cage’s acting is the second closest thing to otherworldly entities that I could see that night. I’ve seen lots of movies so at times it’s taking the scraps! That isn’t bad either, it is part of the world, you can’t always have it all. The movie wasn’t great by any means but with a bit of wine, some snacks and a cozy blanket it was a perfect night. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

So.. this is where I’d blow the interview completely because I would make a lame joke. I would look at myself and say.. well if I grow.. beyond this.. I’d probably want to be skinnier again later on…. Then  I would probably spout the most liberal thing imaginable.  I would say… that  I do not believe in planning out once life.  Tomorrow you might be dead, over focussed ambition will only lead to deception. It is important to think about these things on as much of a Macro-Scale as possible. If I want to be a writer right now.. I do not aim to be a writer in ten years, I aim to have improved my writing skills. That way I know I will succeed and keep my options over. Perhaps writing isn’t for me anymore but I instead can use those skills to YouTube or to go into sales.  When you are heading towards a hard set goal, everything you need to do that isn’t in the straight line of that ..hurts.  If you have your eyes on the horizon but not on a fixed point you make just as much progress if not more but you drive yourself less crazy in doing so. So if there is one thing I want to be in the future.. it’s is to be  happy! 

What inspires you?!

Irina Senpai obviously!   Probably Lita and Naja as well… Scott too although in a slightly different way…. but in all seriousness I do think inspiration can be gotten from just about anything as long as you keep an open mind. Calling back to the previous questions, if I would aspire to be a writer, perhaps I have to be inspired by Tolkien or George R. R. Martin, whose writing isn’t even that good.  Yet without a hard set vision of the future I could also get the inspiration from the next Anne Geddes,  who might put some flowers in  a typewriter.   If you are not inspired you might be apathetic I do not have to act on all inspiration, but even the most random person on the street may teach me something.

One might be able to teach me how to greet you in Armenian, another may be able to teach me how to recognise some bird calls while yet another can tell me how to break into a house. Depending on what future me wants I can find inspiration in any or none of these. However, it is really hard to find a nice picture too so I will just tell you where I won’t find inspiration and that is in religion. I am happy people can find support into their beliefs but I find it so that is we try to find shared answers to the big questions in our life they often fit less. So if you ever find me inside a church it is because of the fact that I do on occasion enjoy Gospel music. I will not be inspired but I will be amused.

If you woke up and had 2000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose how to answer them?

rpggame, rpgdice, Dice, gamingdice

I’d use a random number generator. Because I am going to assume this also means I can only read 300. If not instead of reading them all I would just read and answer half.  Is there a risk I miss something very important that way sure, if I do it by random number generator even more so. Yet importance is only in the eye of the beholder. A person asking.. hey I am feeling a bit blue, could you maybe send a cute cat picture might need that cat picture much more than Raistlin needs his answer if he can join my STAFF. We measure ourselves to common ideas so much that often we lose our way with those.  Yes it seems more important to answer your mother but who knows a stranger might be in mortal peril and just clicked on the first link on his dying phone to send for help from anyone really! While in reality it might not be so extreme .. appreciation is a subjective good. 

As long as you don’t leave everything to the final email someone will remind you of the really important stuff. That “reputation” you keep by never being late with a reply to colleagues is neat.. for you but is it for that friend who just got divorced asking if they can over to netflix and maybe a comfort hug?!  The same thing goes for things like charities, if I spend my money on Green Peace I can not spend it on Amnesty.. I can prioritise what I want but I am also aware that Amnesty still thinks I am cheap if I choose Greenpeace over them.. so if I decide by sheer randomness. I never chose against anybody and that is pleasant way to live.

House of Random - 209 Magazine

Estimate how many windows there are in New York

There are 8,336,817 people living in New York. I give an estimate of roughly twelve windows per person exisisting. A new York place in New York I’d Roughly estimated from childhood to have four windows, plus one window for their working space. This is shared with many people so hence the low average.   Two windows on average for their car.. but also those of taxis, busses and subways.  Four for all the commercial buildings a citizen uses.  Given that those are shared amongst many people but oftenly have sooo many windows I’d say this is fair. .  Then there is one window per new york citizen that is static.. between people. The window in a bus stop, the windows of a train station, between you and the person selling your ticket, the cinema guy, the drive through person. Then you add the Ctiziens of new York once more plus 50/75% if you count Microsoft Windows. Yet I do not! Thus this leads me to believe there are about 100,041,804 windows in New York.

Who would win in a fight between Spider-man and Batman?

It depends on how this fight unfolds, if Batman gets preptime and can research Spiderman before their fight starts he has a fair shot at the win. In a spontaneous fight.. with both having no idea of each other’s abilities Spider-man will win.  Depending on the version of Spiderman the match will be a close call or a beatdown.   An unprepared Batman has to analyse first and will endure blows in the first part of the match. Spider-man however can rely on his Spider-Sense and can keep his stamina up. 

Peter Parker also has great analytical abilities so while Batman would eventually pull ahead in terms of knowledge, the added mobility Spider-man has with his own mind will make it hard for Batman to compete.  If we take Sam Rami spiderman for example his web is near infinite, while Batman’s gadgets are very finite. Spider-man can just stall outl Batman. Once he tossed his last Batarang he has very little counter options.  Miles Morales  Spiderman even has some crippeling abilities that Batman has no counter for in case he does not bring the correct tools.  Like the bio-electricity punches.Almost all Spider-man-men have been people of great minds, including Otto Ocatvius so Batman’s biggest advantage against his normal foes gets partially negated here.  

However a prepared Batman..matches up to Superman and even has beaten Superman twice or and there is now way Spiderman  except for Cosmic Spiderman can be put in that league. He has tools for every type of enemy and can prepare for this in a relatively short time.. so if the fight is staged he will ALWAYS win. However in a random encounter .. assuming he has no knowledge of Spider-man as he does not exist in his universe, he will almost always lose. Realistically only standing a chance against Venom Suit Spiderman as he can easily defeat him with a single gadget. 

A penguin walks through the door right now! He is wearing a Sombrero, what would he say and what is he doing here?

Oh my Arceus.. that is not a regular penguin! That is El Hermano Pingüino Loco! He is here because I paid him to kill that last interviewer that would not hire me! I got really salty! He told me his job was not done in the end.. Please RUN RUN AWAY!.RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!.. He gets weaker if you Hopscotch! Please Hop away I will hold him off for now!  I will use my ultimate technique! KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA………

I would get that job!  If you think I would be rejected for the job interview that I used as my celebrity interview then please support making a small donation to my Kofi! It will give you the job of Coconut! If you just pretended to have read my blog and have no idea if I would have gotten the job or not you can also consider supporting my Kofi as a birthday gift! I’ll take comments as well though! Happy Birthday to me and Happy Happy to you! I hope you have a great one!

Pikachu’s Stolen Evolution

Top of the day to you my dear Watsons! I am back from my escapades as Zubatgirl. Last week’s posts was one of the least liked posts that have been recently made! Princess Pinkie told me that is because I am the least liked Pinkie and that I am boring. I do not wish to believe such poppycock so today we will return to format and get back on the regular cases. Today we investigate the story of the stolen evolution!
The story of Gorochu!

A Neutral Choice

There is no doubt in my mind that everyone in the world knows Pikachu even if you haven’t  played anything of Pokémon, one could not have missed Pikachu… well at least not if you’re reading this blog. I am sure your aunty Trisha from that manor in Higher Upton who has silverware ranked for how fancy her meals are and who collects Hummel-statues  might not have heard of the electric mouse. Pikachu is the official Pokémon mascotte. The electric mouse pokémon is so present throughout the franchise the games might almost have been called Pikamon. Few people know however the story on how Pikachu became the mascotte. An anime was planned to launch alongside the game with a young trainer going on his pokémon journey. However there was a problem, from a marketing stance it would have been unwise to let him choose either Bulbasaur , Charmander or Squirtle.  If Satoshi/Ash chose one of the three people playing the game might have felt they picked the wrong one. So an election was held. Kunihiko Yuyama, the lead for the anime printed out the , not fully official, line up and have a popularity contest.

Pikachu’s original sprite was elected as the most adorable partner for the anime protagonist.  Atsuko Nishida was the woman behind this design says she based the design of the shocking little rodent on a  long Daifuku rice treat with ears.

It resulted in a more plumb looking Pikachu a very fat looking mouse, that nowadays more resembles pika-clones  like Dedenne , Marill and Togedemaru. However thanks to some concerned mothers who feared Pikachu’s fat look might promote childhood obesity and issues like that Pikachu was eventually slimmed down due to peer pressure. An inquiring mind like me can’t help but to wonder. Would Pikachu still have won the election if it started out slimmed and not so adorably plumb?  Maybe they would have elected another Pokémon to be the cutest and we could have had Farfetch’D or Snorlax as our mascotte. We do know that miss Nishida designed is quite different from what Pikachu is now and in 2018 she told us Pikachu wasn’t only meant to evolve into Raichu it was meant to go even further beyond. 

Devilish good looks

Anno 2019 we know this for a fact Pichu->Pikachu->Raichu (or Alolan Raichu)  but in 1995 Atsuko designed it as follows Pikachu->Raichu->Gorochu. The latter would a more devilish design. Witth horns and large fangs it would resemble an electric demon and look somewhat more serious than the other two. This would also be reflected by it’s name. The Pika for example is a certain type of mouse/hare like creature indigenous to most of the northern hemisphere, western europe being the exception.

From the forests and plains of Asia to the Himalayan caves as well as large parts of eastern Europe and North America, much like Pikachu this mouse is everywhere. Pika is also the onomatopoeia (sound-imitation) of a japanese spark… yes sparks sound differently in japan! They make a Pika sound. Rai is japanese for thunder. Gorochu’s name would have been derived from Gorogoro the japanese  onomatopoeia for a threatening rumble in the distance. Though the original design for Gorochu has never leaked, and twenty years after it’s planned release it is unlike that it ever will, yet fans have come up with a few designs of how it might have looked like. Such a handsome devil I must say.


At some point Gorochu was scrapped from the game. Now it’s easy to blame the design. Western mothers are terrified of any religious references let alone the devil. It has lead to many dubismn’s and censors. Stuff like Dark Magician Girl from yu-gi-oh losing her pentagram pendant.

Digimon censored a lot of religious names  mostly in attacks and even completely negated Joe’s budhiman in the first season. Perhaps one of the biggest examples is Kami from Dragon Ball, he is actually meant to be God.. like THE god. Of course that did not fly with some people so that is why we call the green guy Kami to this day. Could Gorochu be the same?  

Ken Sugimori the final artist of Pokémon claims the answer to this question to be no. ‘There weren’t any problems with Gorochu’s design at all, it was removed from the game for balancing reasons’ he said in an interview with Yomiuri. Now this seems a somewhat odd statement to make for a few reasons. First and foremost stats are simply a numeric value which would be very easy to change to rebalance the monster. There are no two stage evolution electric pokémon in gen I  at all so makes it rather unique as well, in fact it may very well be the only typing in the generation that doesn’t have any stage 2 evolutions (not counting the repurposed fairy) the only other typing that didn’t get a stage 2 evolution would be the ice type and those are extremely rare in the game as it is unlike the electrical type. So state wise as well as type wise it would not seem THAT unbalanced at all, at least nothing that is not fixable. Raichu itself does not have to great stats either, though Alolan Raichu is decent , regular Raichu has fallen flat for many years. It’s one of the more lackluster evolution lines so once more excluding Gorochu seems a very odd call when it comes to game design and balancing. Could it be that there actually is some ulterior motive behind these choices? Would Gorochu really be that overpowered it would unbalance and already unbalanced game?  Why come up with such a easy excuse. Even if it was unbalanced it could have been patched in generation II where a few others pokémon got new evolutions as well. Why was it completely omitted?  It is time to come up with some theories!


How would Gorochu evolve is the first question we have to ask us. Would it be by thunderstone and Raichu by level?  No! There is still some dialogue in the game that flat out confirms that Raichu was meant to have a trade evolution. When you arrive on Cinnabar Island there is a laboratory there. Inside that labtratory you can find a trainer, an old man wanting your Raichu and offering an Electrode for it.  Now this is not a trade many people would make because in Gen I Raichu was actually better (nowadays it arguably is not). However should you have traded and talked to the man he tells you that the raichu you traded him went and evolved.

So Gorochu seems to function like a trade evolution and this trade though bad was meant to clue us in on that. With that in mind we can distill a theory that Gorochu was scrapped for being the  fifth trade evolution. It would be a lot easier to have 4 trade evolutions and you can bounce them off each other, with a fifth you’d have to put faith in the other trainer at some point… but this argument doesn’t fully hold up as you can basically trade anyway you want and both can trade the same trade evolution as well, both could trade a Raichu to get Gorochu. But the companies do prefer round numbers so four for trade makes more sense than five A flimsy excuse but an excuse nonetheless.

The official Gen I trade evolutions we coould have had 5!

it is strange however that the line of dialogue made it into the english version of the game. Dataminers never found any artwork for Gorochu as it was scrapped n the japanese version already and the american version came out nearly two years later.  For the dialogue to exist it would mean they deleted Gorochu in the japanese version and making the mistake not to adapt the dialogue, then letting it go unnoticed for two years after which the american production makes the mistake to directly translate it without noticing it either. Not impossible, but in a game with so many secrets and where they are discussed at playgrounds and all.. somewhat unlikely. If we talk about the Mew/Truck why not speak about the secret Pikachu evolution? Could it be the perfect storm of a trade that none one really wanted to make and translators not knowing the game in addition to a oversight from japan? Most likely yes, but could it be that they initially planned for Gorochu to return in the future as well and left the dialogue in as a tease? … they just might have.

Why would Gorochu be that unbalanced? Could he have competed with a pseudo legendary?  Could that be the reason why the anime Pikachu became such a Gary Stue, having access to incredible powers? Was Pikachu meant to evolve and be Ash his way to glory? The story seems to have begun with the idea of an immensely strong Pikachu that got more and more retconned as they went along.  There seem to be some oddities about the way the original story was told, Pikachu got reinvented as the show went on.. he slimmed down, became weaker or less powerful and around the third gym the door to evolution was closed off to us in the anime at least. Could the decision the anime made have led to Gorochu never being reintroduced?

We might never know! One might speculate though that had Pikachu never been fat, we might have had another mascot and Pikachu could have evolved because there would be no need to freeze it in time much like Ash. Maybe they did not want their mascot turning into something quite so evil themed…. maybe if they had implemented it I could have ran the pokémon onto a decent team. As much as I adore Pichu for it’s cuteness, the moment Gorochu was deleted from the game they robbed the line of it’s true potential. Alolan Raichu may have patched it up a bit but we could have had such a great electric type that got snuffed out for some very weird reasons.

What do you feel happend to Gorochu? Why did that beautiful boy have to be cut from the game?  Do you know of other Pokémon that didn’t make the cut you would have liked to have seen become a reality?  Let me know in the comments or leave a like! Onto the next mysterious case and onto new adventures and remember
I am not weird! Just very pink!
Until we read again!

Interview with Straw Hat Pikachu

Hey there my little monsters, today Pokémon Go launched a special event.
Rather than report to you that the “One Piece” Pikachu is catchable in go, I put on my own straw hat  and went on a cruise through town to catch one. I interviewed it and now here WE ARE.

Pinkie: ‘Well hi there little one, could you introduce yourself to us?’
SH-Pikachu: ‘I am Straw Hat Pikachu, me and my Nakama ,that is like our word for friends and teammates, boarded Pokémon Go today. ‘

Staw Hat Pikachu: Available from 22-7 untill 29-7

Pinkie: ‘Mind if I call you’s a bit faster? So SH what makes you so special’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Well I am a Pikachu with a special hat that already makes me kind of special right?’
Pinkie: ‘Not really, your kind kinda cosplays a lot, you guys have more hats than I have shoes, and that’s saying something.’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Uhm well , instead of being your Pokémon I will be your Nakama, and with my launch you can wear a matching cap, that’s in the Go style shop’
Pinkie: ‘Well I am a sucker for matching outfits, so you got me there, but tell me , would it not have been cuter if Niantic chose to use Aipom for this event?
SH-Pikachu: I’m Pikachu I get all the hats, also why would they give it to Aipom, I am the mascot here.

Channel Luffy with this classy Styleshop Item..or protect yourself from the sun…whichever….

Pinkie: ‘Of course you are but I mean MONKEY D Luffy!? Kinda would have made sense.. it also has a somewhat stretchy tail hand It would have made a lot of sense and diversified the game a bit. I have a LOT of versions of you.
SH-Pikachu: ‘Wait i am based on that stretchy pirate bloke? I thought this hat was just to protect me from the hot summer sun.
Pinkie: ‘No No, that’s Sun-Hat Pikachu that’s also a thing’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Well Arrrr then, time to plunder your booty’
Pinkie: ‘Thief is not in your moveset, so there will be no plunderin from you. Anyways, how long can we find you?’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Me and me mates will be here until 1PM on the 29th , then we shall hoist the anchor, keelhaul those who have not caught one and sail further down the Grand Line again.
Pinkie: ‘That means my dear reader that you have seven days to catch yourself a stretchy pirate Pikachu, speaking of which will there be anything else special about this event.
SH-Pikachu: ‘Nay Lass, except for the hat, and the hatted chu’s  that may be as shiny and valuable as One Piece itself, there is nothing to shiver your timbers.
Pinkie: ‘You realise Luffy doesn’t talk like that right..also.. maybe you should tell the people about the stuf in Japan.’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Awww… but I am already kind of boring if I dont talk like a pirate what else do I have?! Well should any of your three or so readers be in Japan, in the Kumamoto Prefecture , the statues of Luffy there, now will function as a Pokéstop. Doesnt that sound exciting.

Pinkie: ‘It does not’
SH-Pikachu: ‘Yeah you are right it really doesn’t’
Pinkie: ‘Anyway, I never asked, howcome you can talk? Did you eat the human human fruit or the Hito Hito no Mi, as the Japanese call it?
SH-Pikachu: ‘No, you are just talking to imaginary creatures again!’
Pinkie: ‘Frizzlesticks, I thought I got rid of my insanity’
SH-Pikachu: It’s okay, I can offer electroshock therapy

Did you manage to catch your own little Straw Hat? Did you like this cross over event?
Let me know in the comments and make my day by leaving a like, but most of all stay pink!