aka Hailey Sawyer

  • I was born on May 15
  • I am Female


New Coke Slept Here

I've wondered about that too! He mentioned a website, which makes me wonder if it were an Internet-only thing. If so, then that's disappointing for a number of reasons, the primary one being we were led to believe it would be available in stores. Speaking of buying things, I've been doing research on collectibles for a project, and the other day I wondered, "Where do the sellers get the collectibles?" You see people online selling collectibles, but they had to have gotten them from someplace. Either these collectors have some rare source that they're not sharing (like those Grimms tales in which the protagonist has an endless supply of something), or they're actually conjuring collectibles from nothing with the power of their minds. :-0

I have to say I didn't expect that twist at the end! :-D Near the end it seemed like a premise for a bad horror movie. "He lived a normal life... until everything became a reference to a joke he'd never heard before and wasn't sure even was a joke!"

I recently learned that the original version of Aladdin (the Arabian Nights/1001 tales version) had an anti-Semitic section. Before Aladdin courted the princess, he and his mother lived comfortably by having the Genie of the Lamp periodically bring them food on silver platters and then selling the platters. It turns out in the earliest known version, Aladdin is cheated at first by a Jewish merchant who buys the platters at a small fraction of their worth, but then he finds an honest merchant who pays him the proper amount. I didn't know about this because other versions I'd read just said he sold the platters and lived off the money (rightfully cutting out the anti-Semitic part). Nothing is gained by the segment and it seems to be nothing more than the original author saying, "Eh, let's cram a Jewish stereotype in there!"

I've been thinking a lot about the movie Aladdin (the 1992 version). For one thing, I'm thinking about making a whole video about why I think the Sultan is being misjudged. I'm not saying he's smart, just that he's not an idiot. Raidra (talk) 01:46, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

Oh, here's another thought (and it's actually what got me thinking about the Sultan). During the "Prince Ali" number, there's a part in which Jafar closes the door to prevent the entourage from entering, only for Elephant Abu to kick open the door. I realized, "Did Jafar think that would really be the end of it?" It's like he thought the Sultan would go, "Well, the door's closed, so that's the end of that!" Raidra (talk) 01:49, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

It's so fluffy!

The Sultan from Aladdin isn't bad

The Sultan from Aladdin isn't bad

You're certainly welcome! :-) By the way, I'm a lot better at writing than speaking, but if you're interested, here's the video.

(The Spanish Inquisition from Monty Python’s Flying Circus bursts in) NO-body expects Galarian Ponyta! In addition to the delight over Galarian Ponyta, there's speculation about what Galarian Rapidash will be like. Will it be a Pegasus unicorn? Will there be a third evolution? Hopefully it won't be like the Alolan Meowth line, where people thought, "Oh, Alolan Persian is going to be awesome!" and then it ended up looking, as one person put it, like "Garfield's inbred cousin".

Speaking of unexpected sights, there's this show called The Masked Singer that I absolutely love. It is seriously one of the most random shows you'll ever see. Raidra (talk) 15:37, October 10, 2019 (UTC)

Also, I recently realized that the Toads, the Mushroom People from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, dress like Aladdin and similar characters

Longmeowth, that's right!

That's okay. It's good to hear from you. I hope you did well.

That's a good question. I think the best people to ask would be the researchers who go to the ocean depths to explore. I wonder how cooking food would be too since food cooks differently at higher altitudes (Some food packages give different temperatures and cooking times for those living above a certain level).

I've heard other people speculate that and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it were. They have Pokemon based on all sorts of things, from birds and mice to clay figures and ice cream cones, so why not a meme? Incidentally, I jokingly made a reference to the "Bentley, a butterfly!" Vine:

  • "Bentley, a butterfly!"
  • ~Dynamax Yamper grabs Gigantimax Butterfree in its jaws and runs away with it~
  • "BENTLEY!"

I also noted that Gigantamax Charizard looks like a Disney monster, and how it's sad that the only Charizard that hasn't gotten something special is Ash's Charizard. Raidra (talk) 01:32, October 19, 2019 (UTC)

Venusaur, the neglected Pokemon

I've noticed it for a few months, but here's the weird thing: it doesn't do it all the time. For instance, it always does it for the videos listed on my Subscriptions page (unless it's a livestream), but if I try it on a video elsewhere, there's a chance it won't work.

Speaking of YouTube things, I've recently had an issue in which it says one of my subscriptions has uploaded, but when I check, there's nothing posted. It happens most often with channels that haven't posted in a long time or have never posted videos at all. Have you had this happen?

There are a lot of people now who are griping about Charizard getting preferential treatment. You might be right about Venusaur. I've heard about anime characters who were redesigned because the artists found them hard to draw all the time. We'll see what happens. Speaking of Venusaur, part 32 of TheJWittz's Pokemon Y playthrough is entitled "Butt Flower". That's because he was battling with Mega Venusaur and noticed it had a flower on its rear end in addition to having one on its forehead. I wonder if the designer did that for balance or if they just wanted an excuse to out a flower on its butt.

I've noticed it on some pizzas too. I'm glad they have instructions for people who live at higher altitudes. That's cool that you bake stuff together sometimes. It's good to have family moments like that.

Oh, that's neat! I just love how the guys say it's "Archimedes Principle, or one of those laws or something like that." X-D Raidra (talk) 00:19, October 21, 2019 (UTC)

Avenue Queue

I assume the difference between that and the "Watch later" option is it makes the video(s) automatically play next while "Watch later" can be watched anytime?

I recently did some research by looking at articles on the Kamen Rider wiki, and I discovered one series had numerous power-ups and weapons based on fruits and nuts. This is honestly one of the greatest things I've seen recently. Finding those articles also led to me finding this video. Don't try to understand it; just enjoy it for what it is. Raidra (talk) 02:33, October 28, 2019 (UTC)

Black cat, nine lives, short days, long nights

Today's musical reference is to "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson.

I'm impressed that Disney made a cartoon like that. Poor cats. I have this book called It Seemed Like A Good Idea about historical blunders and fiascoes, and one of them was killing the cats that would have killed the plague-bearing rats. If you want more pet-related trauma from Disney, here's Robin from Anime America discussing a cartoon she watched.

I recently joked to one of my friends that I provided only the highest quality stupid clips. :-D I learned another Kamen Rider series had power sources called Wizard Rings. There was one called the Merry Christmas Wizard Ring which restored destroyed Christmas presents. My headcanon is that ring was formed as a result of various fail videos. Raidra (talk) 15:01, November 1, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Press X to Doubt and Pokemon Y Should We Believe This?

I say it's best to be skeptical until there's an official statement/release. In addition to checking official sources, I wait to see what TyranitarTube and HoopsandHipHop have to say because they're the only PokeTubers I trust for news. I've tried to avoid rumors, though I did hear an interesting speculation that the Starter Evolutions would be based on a musician, an athlete, and a secret agent. We'll see if there's any truth to that or if it's just someone's theory.

Speaking of which, I may soon have someone in a YouTube comments section chew me out over their mistake. A few weeks ago, someone with too much time on their hands posted a list of fake Pokemon anime episode titles and descriptions. Shortly after someone else claimed, "Oh, such-and-such is going to happen because there's this episode title." I told them, "I think that was a fake leak," and they insisted it was real without giving any evidence. In their mind, it wasn't possible that they could be wrong. Well, it turns out it was fake and I noted that while they were right about one thing, there was no episode title with that name. We all make mistakes, but it ticks me off when someone insists that they know everything because they saw a rumor on the Internet. Sometimes I feel like this video.

It was good, though the weather was crazy. It was windy and actually flurried at times. Because of this there weren't a lot of trick-or-treaters, but the good news is I had more than enough candy. I think it's better to have extra candy than to run out. I wore the ice cream mask I wore in a recent video. How was yours? Raidra (talk) 19:49, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

In Search of Mr. Tastee

Sounds good! I hadn't thought about chilling dirt cupcakes, but it sounds really good. I thought of something else that happened. While I was getting ready for treat-or-treaters, I watched part of an episode of Arthur. Buster was visiting an uncle (or maybe the uncle was visiting him), and I thought, "That bunny has an awfully human face..." He scared Buster and Arthur with a story about a half-rabbit, half-wolf monster called the Lycanbunny and they looked up how to deter it in a book. It turned out the uncle was the one who wrote the book using a pseudonym. He was a moonlighter who wrote scary stories on the side, and he taught Buster about storytelling. The uncle's name was Bob Baxter and I thought, "Oh, I see what's happening here." Sure enough, at the end it said, "Special appearance by R.L. Stine." I wasn't expecting a random R.L. Stine cameo, but it was cool.

Ah, Mr. Tastee! I think that was one of the first episodes. They also mentioned him in an episode in which younger Pete formed a garage band (probably my favorite episode). I hadn't heard the song before, but it was a bittersweet song about a friend or lover who had left at the end of summer, and they performed it as a shout-out to Mr. Tastee.

I was inspired to make an ice cream mask because of The Masked Singer. The second singer to be eliminated this season was Ice Cream. There's an Ice Cream playlist, but some of the titles and thumbnails have spoilers (Really, playa? -_-), so there are two options. If you don't care about being spoiled, here's the playlist. If you want to go in blind, click these links and avoid reading the comments.

Raidra (talk) 16:29, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

R.I.P. Sweet Kitty

I'm sorry to hear that. It's a sad thing to lose a pet. Raidra (talk) 16:43, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

Here's something you might like (even if you don't know the video game series it's referencing)- Raidra (talk) 18:47, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

That time Raidra thought a video title was perfect

You're certainly welcome; I'm glad it helped. Can we agree that the title of that second video is great? X-D It's cool that The Golden Girls has become timeless. Shoot, they even referenced them on an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball. If a show has great writing, it becomes timeless no matter when it's set, what the premise is, or what country it's from. Raidra (talk) 13:05, November 13, 2019 (UTC)

Bill & Ted's Forgotten Sequel

I'm old enough to remember when the second movie came out. I didn't care. A lot of people must not have either. I still don't care. Here's something else a lot of people probably don't remember or never knew in the first place- there was actually a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon show at one point. The article notes, "The new show had trouble catching on..." That's probably because it was freakin' boring! I watched a couple episodes just because it was on, and all I remember was Bill & Ted would go somewhere and then leave, and some guy who was trying to meet up with them would arrive just after they'd left, so he'd have to try again to catch them. Granted I don't know what actual Bill & Ted fans thought, but when the lasting memory of your show is how it got old and frustrating very fast, you've failed.

  • Fans of Pokemon Sun & Moon and Pokemon Sword & Shield- Oh, boy, it's nice to finally see people of color in the Pokemon World!
  • Brock and Lenora- (cry off to the side)

Raidra (talk) 17:56, November 16, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Big Leek Duck and Pokemon Adorable Horse

I agree. There are things that would be very nice to have, but there's a lot of cool stuff too. I've been enjoying the playthroughs by TyranitarTube and JohneAwesome. Luckily I've been able to avoid most spoilers, so I can be surprised along with them. There was one Pokemon (a regional variant) that made me gape for a moment because I wasn't expecting it at all. I've asked for the latest guidebook for Christmas because I always love learning about the new Pokemon, Moves, Abilities, Items, and foods. Raidra (talk) 04:33, November 17, 2019 (UTC)

Farfetch'd took a leek

Yes, there was definitely less, and it was a good thing. TyranitarTube did a video months ago about how Game Freak revealing so much of the Gen VII games killed a lot of the hype. He offered that in order to keep the hype going, they needed to be more sparing with their reveals. Thankfully Game Freak learned because, like you said, it's more exciting and surprising when they don't blab ninety percent of the game.

A little earlier I reflected that it would be interesting if they had a Pokemon game in which you played as an elderly person.

X-D Sounds like a cool segment! I actually remember both of those cartoons, but from time to time I learn about some weird cartoon I'd never heard of, or get reminded of one I'd forgotten about. Incidentally, "Well, that was a thing!" was what I said near the end of my first Bizaardvark reaction. Raidra (talk) 23:13, November 18, 2019 (UTC)

As the genie of the lamp, I give you three brightness levels!

Cool! That should help in the future. The Internet is both a fount of information and a fount of stupidity. There are cool, informative videos like that, and then there are idiots who refuse to believe the dictionary is accurate because they feel playing zombie games makes them so much smarter than everyone else (As you can guess, yes, I encountered said idiot recently :-/).

Pokemon Wooloo and Pokemon Mareep- the games in which you play as a retired trainer protecting your flock from being "liberated" by activists!

I just learned there's a new Pokemon inspired by the phalanx formation. This is brilliant because Britain has a connection with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The way it marches along combined with its uniqueness has made it one of my new favorite Pokemon. Raidra (talk) 14:15, November 20, 2019 (UTC)

By the way, I noticed that Pokemon Go has added the Gen V Pokemon. I wonder if it'll catch up to the current generation in a couple years or so. Raidra (talk) 14:20, November 20, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Go, use Giga Drain

Oh, that's an issue. I hate it when it seems my phone has plenty of charge, and suddenly it says it has dropped like twenty or thirty percent.

I know they've added a number of items for Pokemon that usually require different methods to evolve [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. It's interesting, but it's a shame they didn't create something like that for the first three generations because it feels odd. Speaking of evolutions, Sword & Shield finally fixed something. Outside of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, you had to go to special areas to evolve Eevee into Leafeon or Glaceon, and people wondered, "Why didn't they make it so Leafeon is the result of a Leaf Stone and make some sort of Ice Stone [which they did go on to create in Gen VII] to make Glaceon?" Well, in Sword & Shield, they did make it so Leafeon is the result of a Leaf Stone and Glaceon is the result of an Ice Stone (while also making Vikavolt the result of a Thunder Stone). All I can say is it's about time!

That sounded familiar, but looking at the channel, I hadn't. I've watched a couple videos which were similar (such as playing music with floppy disk drives or old printers), so I'll have to check out this channel's videos too.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, watch a man slowly lose his sanity over the quest for a Shiny Wooloo! Raidra (talk) 02:29, November 25, 2019 (UTC)

This is the song I think of whenever someone talks about Steel-types in Sword & Shield. I also like the versions done by Davy Jones and The Muppets, but I thought you'd be interested in this version because of the history involved in the added stanza. Happy Thanksgiving! Raidra (talk) 17:00, November 27, 2019 (UTC)

Life is Strange: Werewolf edition

Hello! :-D That's good! Mine was good too. We had dinner with my brother's family and then we watched some TV and had desserts.

Wow, they completely abandoned the R title theme! If they weren't going to have a steady letter theme, they should have made it so the first letters spelled something or the actual titles formed a message. "The people patrolling the border will be white and racist and that will be all to their character." I'd say that's a given since, from what you've told me, these game developers wouldn't know subtlety if it bit them in the face.

I was doing some research last night and came across this colorful backpack. There's also a version of Clue in which the crime was stealing cheesecake instead of murdering somebody (which is a relief). Raidra (talk) 18:52, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

Life is Apparently Under an Hour and Mostly Padding

I forget if I've mentioned it already, but one playthrough I've thoroughly enjoyed is TyranitarTube's playthrough of Super Mario Maker 2 Story Mode. He's also been playing a number of interesting Pokemon fan games. Raidra (talk) 16:31, December 5, 2019 (UTC)

On an unrelated note, sometimes you learn about content that was cut from something and wonder, "Why was this cut?" because there's no discernible reason (It's not racist, it's not sexually inappropriate, etc.). Raidra (talk) 17:01, December 5, 2019 (UTC)
Recently I speculated how long it might take before Pokemon GO catches up to the main games. Well, from the Department of Useless Knowledge, I crunched the numbers. Since the game's first year (in which they debuted with Gen I Pokemon in July and started introducing Gen II Pokemon in December), they've introduced a new generation of Pokemon every 10-12 months or once a year. If that trend stays the same (which I have no reason to believe it won't), Go will introduce Gen VI Pokemon in late 2020, Gen VII Pokemon in late 2021, and Gen VIII Pokemon in late 2022. A new generation of Pokemon comes every three to four years, so assuming there is a Gen IX and Game Freak doesn't decide, "I don't wanna do this poop anymore! I want some tea!" it will happen in late 2022 or 2023. Depending on which year, Gen IX Pokemon will likely debut in GO in 2023 or 2024 (They may decide to delay it a year). Therefore, if the pacing stays the same, Pokemon Go should be completely caught up sometime between 2022-2024. Raidra (talk) 14:49, December 7, 2019 (UTC)

Mint Toothpaste & Water used Sheer Cold! It was super-effective!

I've seen various memes about ingesting something minty and then drinking cold water [6] [7], so you're not alone. I prefer baking soda toothpaste or another neutral flavor. It's been a long time since I've had cinnamon flavor, but I think it'd be fine.

KO Poke Ball Guide 3
KO Poke Ball Guide 4

Sometimes a song will talk about a time and place that I'm not familiar with, but I still feel nostalgic because of the storytelling. I think the one that made me feel nostalgic the most was the Wendy's commercial (RIP, Dave Thomas). The KFC one near the end was sweet. I saw one of the Arsenio Hall commercials said Reba McEntire was going to be on and I thought, "Oh!" Then it added that Rob Reiner would be on and I thought, "Oh..." because I thought they were going to be promoting North. The commercials were from 1990, though, so they must have been on for another reason. I noticed from the description that the commercials were all from two specific days, so they must have come from a tape the poster had. When I watch shows I've taped off the TV, it's like a time capsule because of the commercials and promos.

I just learned that Magikarp Jump uses Poke Balls with golden tops to contain rewards. I wonder if that's a nod to the anime, where the Magikarp salesman painted Poke Balls gold to make it seem like the Magikarp he sold were more valuable than they really were. Speaking of Poke Balls, I found some more, so just for completion's sake, here are the newest print-outs. Raidra (talk) 00:19, December 11, 2019 (UTC)

A nice glass of Buble

If I recall correctly, he's one of only a few people who did a version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" that doesn't sound completely creepy. He also had a music video called "Hollywood" that was pretty funny. Raidra (talk) 01:29, December 15, 2019 (UTC)

Now with 50% more vandalism!

When it comes to Super Bowl commercials, it seems that they're generally really good/memorable or really bad/confusing. Here's a reaction video (by one of my favorite reactors) to TrendCrave's list of the most hated commercials of all time.

"I have a headache. Grr!" I like how she dressed the part too. Go all the way!

As you know, I've been obsessed with Poke Balls lately. In addition to a couple neat videos, I found a contest from a couple years ago in which people made their own variants. Some are interesting (like these [8] [9] [10] [11]) and some aren't. The first time you see someone suggest a ball that's better at catching Shiny Pokemon, it's a good idea. The eighth time someone suggests it, it's already passed the point of tediousness. I recently created new balls which are the opposite of the Level, Heavy, Love, Repeat, and Nest Balls, so let me know if you'd like to see or read about those. Raidra (talk) 00:05, December 21, 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas! :-D Raidra (talk) 00:39, December 25, 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Hi, how have you been? Vroom has been doing fine. I finally bought a coffee machine and really like it. I got a blender too and am looking forward to using it to make smoothies or something. I guess cooking is my current big thing even though I'm not all that great at it or maybe I'm okay and am just a really picky eater, lol. Have you played Sword and/or Shield yet? I skipped those, just lost interest in them. I have been doing a Nuzlocke Challenge on Pokemon Moon concurrently with a friend tho (we're advancing at a snail's pace because it is super stressful to us). Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 13:56, December 23, 2019 (UTC)

Nice. I remember having 1 class (Public Speaking, which I incidentally failed by a single percent because the teacher had it out for me) my senior year too. It was really weird to walk in and sit there for 2 hours and then leave. I always have expected a teacher or someone to try to stop me from walking out of the building at 10 AM, I don't really know why, it just felt like cheating the rules or something I guess.
That's how I did it too. Although in most cases I eventually ended up with both versions. It's a weird coffee machine. It has its own built-in filter and can blend both regular coffee and K-cups. It probably sounds fancy but it was 50% off and ended up costing me $20, lol. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 14:09, December 24, 2019 (UTC)

Re: Happiness and cheer!

That's good! Hopefully you'll get it, or at least get a discount if you get it yourself. I spent Christmas Eve with my brother's family and Christmas at home. We all had a great time. One of the gifts I got was a Sword & Shield guidebook. I plan to buy the Sword & Shield Pokedex book when it comes out in January (I'm ticked off that they're separate books. Don't call something a complete guide when it's actually split into the main book and then a companion book). Raidra (talk) 15:13, December 26, 2019 (UTC)

Tucking into the Christmas Sirfetch'd

That's good! It's also good that you're appreciative and thus won't end up in any negative TrendCrave videos anytime soon.

I got started thinking about people eating Farfetch'd and presumably Sirfetch'd and it reminded me of this segment.

I feel the same way. Raidra (talk) 04:17, December 28, 2019 (UTC)

With the new year approaching, here are a couple videos Charmx did reacting to spoofs of the 2018 YouTube Rewind.
I hope they're not too bad. Raidra (talk) 00:04, December 30, 2019 (UTC)

Send them to the ranch!

My aunt had a similar problem with her car battery recently. She had to have Triple-A come out and give it a look. The guy explained the terminals had become corroded. He cleaned them and the car started again, but she'll have to get a new battery to be safe. I'm glad the new phone is working!

Grookey is very popular from what I've seen. I like all the starters in this gen. I like the animation of Raboot because it seems like the tough guy who's really a shy kid at heart, and I think Inteleon is cool too. "Throughout that match, I never Dynamaxed Thwacky once." I love when people win without using whatever gimmick the game is promoting!

Thank you, you too! :-D

Aw, the beautiful C, the stuff of songs! (Note: I actually had the same toy for a while and then donated it to my church's nursery.) I agree with the comments people have made that YouTube should outsource the Rewinds to the meme video makers. Raidra (talk) 16:48, December 31, 2019 (UTC)

I found this Pokedex and it's hilarious. X-D Raidra (talk) 17:19, December 31, 2019 (UTC)

Don't mess with hamburger prices!

It was low-key, but good. I drank a lot of Sprite. That's good! I had a Whopper from Burger King. I'm a picky eater, so I love Whoppers because you can have it your way. I thought it would be longer, but it wasn't bad at all. I was especially glad that there was no Ugandan Knuckles to be seen (or if it was to be seen, it was so obscure I didn't see it). I was just thinking this morning that I was irritated by that meme not just because it wasn't great to begin with and got old very quickly, but also because of the people referencing it and thinking they were the most clever & elite people on the web. Raidra (talk) 17:14, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

In a kazoo far, far away

It looks good! What was your reaction to seeing Galarian Meowth? My jaw dropped because that was something I wasn't expecting. I saw a video in which part of the battle included a fight between a Galarian Mr. Mime and a Mr. Rime, making it look like a dance-off. X-D I created a head canon that the Mr. Rime had been Mr. Mime's dance instructor when he was just a Mime Jr.

I looked at that channel to see if he had any more kazoo videos, and it seems like the most random assortment of videos I've seen in a while. That's not a bad thing, though. It's better for a channel to have variety than for there to be two hundred videos of someone showing off a cat toy they bought or the pit they dug in Minecraft. Raidra (talk) 17:10, January 6, 2020 (UTC)

Don't forget all the exciting new Pokemon you can catch. Raidra (talk) 00:22, January 8, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon Gift Version

I uh, I sort of ruined Christmas because I almost fainted since I haven't been eating much, lol. I went to my parents and got a lot of great cooking utensils that I needed (and wanted), and other than having trouble standing and being tired it was pretty good. That's a bit rough, but I'm glad you got one and are enjoying it. Have you finished the story yet? I bet you have XD If so, what did you think? I thought that Sun and Moon had a pretty great story, maybe the best of the series so far (although I haven't played Ultra Sun or Moon). Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 17:36, January 9, 2020 (UTC)

RIP, Hailey's PMD game

I did, and it looks good. I've already seen speculation about Galarian Slowbro and Slowking. One theory is at least one of them could be a Psychic-Poison type, which would be interesting. I've been wanting something with that type combination.

I think the Mystery Dungeon announcement made a lot of people happy, not just because it's a remake of a beloved game, but also because it gives hope that other spin-off games will get attention in the future too.

I got a Pokemon guidebook for Christmas and have ordered another one which should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. Of course, today's Direct made parts of them obsolete, but I still enjoy them. Raidra (talk) 00:54, January 10, 2020 (UTC)

Poipole, the "Wait, it's not Psychic?" Pokemon

I hadn't, but that was a cool video.

That assumption makes a lot of sense. Here's something else I find weird about Poipole. When I first saw Naganadel, I thought, "Oh, it must evolve by turning the 3DS upside-down after a certain level, just like Inkay!" Nope! It evolves after learning Dragon Pulse. I... I just... what!? Why make it look like that if turning the game upside-down isn't how it evolves!? I once saw someone state, "Mithril [the metal from The Lord Of the Rings] is something altogether weird." I feel the same way about Poipole and some other Pokemon because they don't have the types, evolution methods, or movesets you'd expect. It will be interesting to see how Galarian Slowpoke evolves. People have said (and I agree) that in all fairness Shellder should be able to evolve into something when exposed to the Slowpoke Tail item.

Speaking of characters being added to things, here's an interesting video with an assortment of characters. Raidra (talk) 20:13, January 12, 2020 (UTC)

Two minutes of ten versions of a guy mugging for the camera

All hail new Champion and Galar heroine Hailey! :-D

I love how all ten versions on the sides smirked at the beginning and then kept mugging throughout the video. I can only imagine how much time it takes to make a video like that.

I haven't noticed that, but maybe I don't have the latest version.

The other day I watched parts of an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and it reminded me of the many reasons I stopped watching. It's frustrating when it's obvious the suspect didn't do it and is being set up, but it takes our "elite heroes" the whole episode to realize it, if they ever freaking do! One time I literally asked when they were going to get it through their thick skulls that the guy they were investigating hadn't done anything. Another time it was proven a guy had been set up, and yet at the end a character declared, "We'll get 'im!" Um... for what!?!? It had been established he hadn't done a dang thing! Law & Order: Special Victims Unit- We decide you're guilty if we don't like your face!

Something came to mind recently. There was the old episode of SpongeBob in which Sandy was homesick. Sandy told SpongeBob, "Right now, I don't want to build sand castles, play karate, or eat jellyfish," and he explained they didn't eat the jellyfish, they just caught & released them. I realized, "Wait...did she mention eating jellyfish because she just assumed that's what they did, or has she actually eaten jellyfish before?" Raidra (talk) 17:07, January 16, 2020 (UTC)

My Galar Pokedex book arrived today! :-D It is packed with information. Raidra (talk) 23:54, January 16, 2020 (UTC)

"Don't you dare take the name of Texas in vain!"

All right! Have you decided what you're going to use the Master Ball for, or have you used it on something already?

It came with a nice poster/map too (better than the one that came with the other guidebook).

Afterward I thought maybe she hasn't eaten jellyfish because I can't remember seeing her eat anything other than nuts and Krabby Patties. Yes, that's the one. It's an early episode, and I think it's a good one. People have made remixes (if that's the right word) in which the video is Sandy singing her Texas song, but the audio is replaced by the Yodeling Walmart Boy yodeling "Lovesick Blues". It's funny how well that works. Raidra (talk) 01:58, January 19, 2020 (UTC)

Also, I found this gem last night. It masterfully combines two different clips from the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, which mainly deals with powers called Stands. I'd explain more, but I think further explanation would just get in the way. Raidra (talk) 03:32, January 19, 2020 (UTC)

JoJo's Memeworthy Adventure

I'd say that's the best thing to do. In other Pokemon-related news, I just found out that Appletun's floppy "ears" are really its eyes. I'm not sure how to feel about that.

One of my favorites was from a video talking about meme-worthy moments in the various parts of JoJo. One of them was a Stand (usually a humanoid entity that grants people various superpowers) wielding a gun. It wasn't a gun with special powers or abilities; it was just an ordinary gun. Apparently the Stand's special power was it could hold a gun. The guy making the video inserted the clip from whichever Spider-Man movie of J. Jonah Jameson laughing his head off while Peter Parker looked confused. Edit- Professor Eastwood probably liked it, though. TyranitarTube even made a reference in his Pokemon Sword playthrough. A couple characters have a Stand called The World, which allows them to freeze time for everyone but themselves when they shout, "Za Warudo!" Ttar got to the part with the glitch which freezes NPCs when the player climbs a ladder, so he called, "Za warudo!" before climbing and leaving the NPCs frozen. X-D I love how he made a funny reference instead of griping.

Have you ever heard of the National Toy Hall of Fame? I genuinely love this, especially the list of inductees for 2005, 2008, and 2011. Raidra (talk) 15:07, January 21, 2020 (UTC)

Bob Ross: There are no mistakes, just magic ladders

I know, right? There was also an episode of Rugrats with them playing with a box in different ways. I wonder why Raggedy Andy wasn't inducted the same year as Raggedy Ann.

Is it bad that I wonder what percentage of those articles are actually useful?

Earlier today I found a picture of a peanut butter maker that looks like Mr. Peanut and a picture of Mr. Peanut riding a roaster. What the frick even was this trend?

I love that explanation! That's now my official headcanon about that.

Yeah, Appletun's a cutie pie. Raidra (talk) 00:16, January 24, 2020 (UTC)

The Sharpest Peanut You'll Ever See

That's okay. I understand how time-consuming college can be.

Now that you mention it, I'm surprised they don't have a dark mode. I'm glad YouTube does. Serebii appears to be ahead of the curve because its standard mode appears to be dark mode.

That makes sense, and it made me wonder if there was a Mr. Peanut pencil sharpener. According to Google, there is. It's a shame the picture doesn't really show it, though. I'm disappointed you don't take the hat off to empty out the shavings. Raidra (talk) 16:32, January 30, 2020 (UTC)

Rest in peace, Mr. Pea- Aw, never mind!

I didn't watch much of the game (I was eager for the season 3 premiere of The Masked Singer right afterwards), but I did see the halftime show and agree it was good. I actually joked, "I wonder if they're going to perform 'Sweet Victory' this year!" The Bill Murray one was great, and that Loretta one was really touching.

That's just...weird. It was funny to see the mascots at the funeral, and there are ways it could have been creepy, but yeah... It also reminded me that this isn't the first time Mr. Peanut was shown as a baby. This Christmas commercial is charming; the Superbowl one, not so much. I feel this is going to be ill-received and not last long. You're right, it does seem to be a trend at the moment. Speaking of babies, the cartoon Uncle Grandpa had an episode called "Uncle Grandpa Babies" spoofing the late '80s-early '90s trend of cartoons with younger versions of characters (such as Muppet Babies, The Flintstones Kids, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and, of course, the infamous Yo Yogi!). I watched the episode and there were parts that honestly made me laugh out loud, but maybe that's just me. Raidra (talk) 13:43, February 3, 2020 (UTC)

Baby trend, do do do do do do!

I noticed a lot of them were Twilight-related, dystopian "young adult" novels, or...I'm not sure exactly. Fan fiction?

Oh, yeah, I've seen one or two of that guy's videos! I'll have to watch some more (at least the one about the evil farming game) because he covers some different topics.

It's funny that we got on the topic of baby characters because a day or two ago I was rewatching TheMysteriousMrEnter's two-part video of his Top Ten Worst Cartoons of the 1980s, and he brought up one almost forgotten to time. From the "I kid you not, this was apparently a real thing" department, I present Potato Head Kids. I had seriously never heard of this cartoon until the first time I watched Enter's video. The article describes the kids as "a varied bunch of anthropomorphic potatoes with different personalities." According to Mr. Enter, the "different personalities" part is a lie. In any case, yeah, I'd say two or three months. Raidra (talk) 18:10, February 6, 2020 (UTC)

L'Orchestra Cinématique- half movie orchestra and half school marching band

Those certainly get the blood pumping! Lately I've seen jokes about how popular it was a few years ago. Someone said they clicked on a link they didn't remember and it was the "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video, meaning they accidentally Rickrolled themselves.

I've broken out my Pokemon Y game again, so I've been growing Berries and leveling up Pokemon. Within a fortnight, I'm going to be rolling in berries! I also had a thought, though I don't know if there's anything to this or if I'm seeing something that isn't there. Is there any chance the Machop line is related to frogs/toads in some way? Machop has a tail which it loses in the subsequent stages, the Pokemon have wide, large mouths (a characteristic of frogs and toads) as well as head ridges (which some frogs & toads have), and Machoke has red streaks on its arms (similar to some species having streaks or marks on their bodies). The Machop line- possibly the result of this breeding with this. Raidra (talk) 18:58, February 12, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Best announcement so far this year

Oh, that's awesome! I love how there's even a Wooloo Valentine's Day card.

It just suddenly occurred to me. It's amazing how something can be around for years and you don't think much about it. Some time ago I was looking at Mr. Mime and I thought, "How did I not notice how weird its shoes were before now?" The hairstyle theory is interesting too.

If you want to see weird haircuts and weird names, check out Key & Peele's "East-West Game" videos. There are at least three of them and I think they're hilarious. Raidra (talk) 23:51, February 14, 2020 (UTC)

This YouTubers portrayed by SpongeBob video made me cough from laughing so hard. Raidra (talk) 03:15, February 16, 2020 (UTC)

PatBreak PlatePants

It's interesting when you start to type something in and a weird search phrase (such as "Batman got shot in the head") appears. Speaking of searching, check out "Pokemon Amie Machoke". I've learned from my own gameplay that Machoke is adorable in Pokemon Amie. You pet it or feed it and it gives a hearty laugh. It reminds me of Lucario where you feed it a Poffin (Edit- Poke Puff, not Poffin) and it gives a solemn nod of appreciation.

My favorites were the plate one and the mailbox one. My aunt pointed out something which made the plate one even funnier, which is that with the picture in the corner, it looks like Patrick is being watched as he lets almost every plate fall out of the cupboard. There are a lot of funny "portrayed by SpongeBob" videos (as well as some disappointing ones). Raidra (talk) 02:31, February 17, 2020 (UTC)

The funny thing is there's a new cartoon out with the Machop line. It's the second episode of a Pokemon anime called Twilight Wings and it's on the official Pokemon YouTube channel. I swear, the line is more adorable in that than they've ever been. Raidra (talk) 14:41, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

The wild Sean Hogan combined Sand Attack and Sing! It was super-effective!

Oh, yeah, I remember this guy! I think the video you showed me earlier was "Ocean Man" with the ocean.

Luckily the episodes have been under seven minutes long so far, so you could watch them during a lunch break or something. Here's the playlist when you want to watch it. Raidra (talk) 20:17, February 20, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon Orange You Glad They've Made Some Good Mini-Series?

I saw that one of them is about a mystery vault or container. That reminded me of that book I have about weird eBay auctions, The Grilled Cheese Madonna. Someone sold a mystery envelope containing some unknown, but said to be valuable item, which led to copycat mystery envelope/mystery box auctions. I think it became so widespread that eBay changed their policies to ban mystery auctions. It also reminded me of a great video ReignBot did half spoofing, half debunking "dark web mystery boxes".

You're certainly welcome! One great thing about this series is there's a very human element. It shows a great bond between people and Pokemon. Raidra (talk) 02:42, February 22, 2020 (UTC)

Childhood Trauma 2: Electric Boogaloo

The title reminds me of the David Letterman segment saying the fake PSA was, "A Message from The National Society for Messages."

Ultimate HM

One scene I thought was poignant was when Bea wondered, "How did I look to them?" or something to that effect. If your Pokemon care about you, they'll let you know when you're acting like a crazy person who needs to ease up.

Speaking of Pokemon, something reminded me of this drawing I made.

I haven't noticed that yet, although for a while I got a stupid message about COPPA at the top of the page (around the search engine area) every time I came to a Fandom site. Thankfully it seems to have stopped.

The talk about childhood trauma reminded me of this old blog. Fun times! Raidra (talk) 00:54, February 24, 2020 (UTC)

Also, on the subject of Nintendo-related cuteness, people have said, and I agree, that Toadette is one of the cutest video game characters. Certain Pokemon like Eevee are the only video game characters I can think of that are cuter. I also think Raboot can be cute because it's adorable how it gets excited, then gets embarrassed and puts its hands in its pockets again. Raidra (talk) 16:41, February 24, 2020 (UTC)

Wishing on a Star that you find one

That's rough when you're looking for something in the game and can't find it. Let me know if you find some. Do you think they'll do anything special with Mewtwo, or it's just because of the Pokemon Day celebration? Having it but not making it able to catch is odd. Just imagine giant Mewtwo looking over the Galar countryside thinking, "How did I get here? What's going on?" Also, I just realized it's a little weird that Charizard can Gigantamax, but not Charmander or Charmeleon. It's tempting to say it's only for fully evolved Pokemon, but then Pikachu, Eevee, and Meowth can too. I guess it's, "Fully evolved Pokemon are the only ones that can Gigantamax, unless they're not, in which case they aren't."

Poke Colors

I got started thinking about how some colors haven't been used for simple Poke Ball variants, and that led to me creating a Poke Ball color wheel. That in turn made me think of something from the anime Toriko. Toriko is about a world of exotic and strange ingredients, creatures, and phenomena. There was in incident in which there was a poisonous green rain. It was said that an antidote could be made, and that the antidote would be effective as long as the color was the opposite color of the poison. So far this follows the logic of the series and makes sense. However, they followed that up by saying, "For example, the Green Rain possesses a yellowish-green color, so the color that goes opposite to it is purple in accordance with the color wheel..." Um...purple is not the opposite of green according to the color wheel; red is. If they hadn't said, "...according to the color wheel..." I would have accepted it no question (I mean, if you're not going strictly by the color wheel, you could argue that green is the opposite of purple just as blue is considered the opposite of red). Them specifically making a point that it's according to the color wheel, and then not making it according to the color wheel, is what makes it baffling to me.

I see today's Google Doodle is about the Alice in Wonderland illustrator (the real one, obviously, and not the live-action abomination), so that's cool.

My older brother has a real birthday this year! :-D Being born on Leap Day, he only gets a real birthday every four years. We usually celebrate February 28 or March 1. In fact, we're going to visit him this afternoon even though it is a Leap Year. Raidra (talk) 13:22, February 28, 2020 (UTC)

Something earlier made me think of this Pokemon meme. Unrelated, but we all had a good time at my brother's party. Raidra (talk) 16:26, February 29, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon Hey, Whatever Works! Edition

Now that you mention it, I'm surprised it took this long too since the Wooper line is a fan favorite.

Hey, all right! :-D It's not the Bulbasaur you needed, but the one you deserved. I'm glad it worked out.

So basically the Mewtwo in the event are like weird versions of Santa Claus that leave you presents, but only after you fight them. Raidra (talk) 21:18, March 1, 2020 (UTC)

Here are a couple videos you might like.
I also love this video that this person made. Raidra (talk) 23:05, March 3, 2020 (UTC)

Cabbage Frogs and Clay Dolls

If that's true and you had to defeat a certain number of G-Max Toxtricity, then they made it needlessly complicated and easy to screw up. Of course, a couple of the evolution methods in Sword & Shield are the definition of needlessly complicated. Speaking of which, I forget if I shared this already, but there was a guy on YouTube who evolved his Milcery and Galarian Farfetch'd by sheer accident. "Chat's freaking out about something and I don't know what."

What's really sad is a couple Pokemon GO events have been postponed or cancelled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy "due to the current public health concerns happening globally." Yikes :-O I hope they can reschedule them.

I'm glad you liked them! Raidra (talk) 17:11, March 5, 2020 (UTC)

Donald Duck scratchily quacks all your favorites!

The epic electric guitar coming in close to the four minute mark made it even better! That guy's throat must have been torn up by the end. That's commitment! One like = one mug of hot Dr. Pepper with lemon for that vocalist

What makes bad book/book series adaptations even worse is the people who say nonsense like, "Who cares if they messed everything up and changed everything?! Who's going to notice anyway!?" Um...the fans will notice and care? Seriously, what kind of stupid argument is that!? That's a non-argument! I wonder how those same people react if someone makes a change to something they like.

I had a shower thought last night. It was in relation to the video pieguyrulz made about why people generally don't like memes in cartoons (I may talk about this more in the near future because I have more thoughts on people who think they're hot stuff because they can quote the newest meme). It occurred to me that back in the day, if a writer wanted to include a joke that not everyone would get, he or she would include it with the thought, "Well, some will get it and some won't, but that's okay." For instance, in Blazing Saddles, when Mongo came into town, this Hispanic bystander exclaimed, "Mongo! Santa Maria!" before fleeing. It turns out the joke was a reference to a musician named Mongo Santamaria. A number of writers still do that, but it seems there are too many people who think, "No, we can't have jokes that only some people will get! Everyone has to get the joke!" Because of this, they become lazy and A) write jokes that are so simple and unintelligently written that they inspire irritated groans, sighs, and silence rather than laughter, and/or B) make references to memes. Making the "jokes" nothing but meme references backfires royally because it makes the film or show painfully dated and makes it so people who watch it 6-12 months later, or even 1-3 months later, either won't get it at all or will go, "Oh, yeah, that was a thing..." Shoot, even people at the time might not understand it because some memes are actually niche. The philosophy "Oh, let's reference a meme so everyone will understand it's funny and laugh!" causes the opposite effect. I consider topical humor different than simply saying, "Hey, let's just throw in a meme!" but that's a conversation for another day. If you want to watch something with old memes, this is probably your best bet. Raidra (talk) 16:29, March 7, 2020 (UTC)

I was designing Poke Balls for each Type, and partway through I realized that might be a stupid idea because it might tip off the opponent. You could have situations like this.
  • Trainer 1- Let's settle this!
  • Trainer 2- Sounds good to me!
  • (Trainer 1 takes out a Psychic Ball. Trainer 2 notices and takes out a Dark/Evil Ball. Trainer 1 notices and switches out for a Fighting Ball. This makes Trainer 2 switch out with a Psychic Ball. Trainer 1 in turn switches out for a Bug Ball, which makes Trainer 2 switch with a Fire Ball.)
  • Bystander- Oh, just get on with it!
  • (Trainer 1 switches to a Water Ball and Trainer 2 switches to a Dragon Ball. Trainer 1 switches to a Dragon Ball as well.)
  • Bystander- Oh, thank heavens!
Of course, dual typings mean things wouldn't be black and white.
  • Trainer 1- Are you ready? (takes out Water Ball)
  • Trainer 2- (notices Water Ball) Definitely! (takes out Electric Ball and throws it)
  • Pokemon 2- Pi-ka-chu!
  • (Trainer 1 throws Water Ball)
  • Pokemon 1- Quagsire!
  • (Trainer 2's eye twitches) Raidra (talk) 18:12, March 10, 2020 (UTC)

Goodness gracious no balls for fire

It is weird, especially when you consider how many Grass-types there are. I wonder if there will ever be something like a Starter Ball that's better at catching Grass, Water, and Fire types (and maybe even Electric and Normal types since Pikachu and Eevee are starters in some games).

Speaking of Pokemon, last night, while playing Pokemon Y, I discovered I could teach my Volbeat and Illumise Aerial Ace. Let the heavens tremble.

While I can't think of specific ones right off the bat, I've definitely run into stories like that. It's worse when it seems like it's trying for one message, but then it turns around and gives another. You just think, "Huh?!" Raidra (talk) 16:02, March 12, 2020 (UTC)

TheMysteriousMrEnter has started his countdown of the worst cartoons of the 2010s, and the one at number 6, Our American President, fits what we were talking about. He noted that people who support Trump wouldn't like it because it insults him, but people who hate Trump wouldn't like it either because it makes him look like an underdog hero. Speaking of YouTube, have you seen Terrible Writing Advice's apology video template video? Raidra (talk) 15:13, March 16, 2020 (UTC)
The new episode of Twilight Wings is out and it features best boy Wooloo.
I was designing an L-shaped desk for a character and was having trouble, but I suddenly realized I needed to flip it around (so it was along the wall instead of parallel to it). Sometimes the simplest solutions/changes are the best. Raidra (talk) 15:19, March 17, 2020 (UTC)

Tonight on world's best Pokemon anime reviews...

It was good. Surprisingly we didn't do much even though I've always loved the holiday. Last night I could have kicked myself because I realized I should have eaten a big bowl of Lucky Charms (Now with unicorn marshmallows!). I'm glad you had fun, and I'm especially glad you had shamrock shakes because I was worried about their availability with all the craziness going on right now.

My apology

My apology.

I'd say you're right. I like how they've shown the personalities of the various characters so far. I hope they do an episode with Kabu.

I forget if I've mentioned this before, but Gus Johnson also had an entertaining spoof of apology videos. =======>

Have your classes been affected by what's going on?

I had a random idea a little earlier. What if there were a Pokemon Ability that granted a different random immunity each turn? It would make things unpredictable, and if they wanted to make things even more chaotic, they could make it give a random immunity and a random vulnerability each turn (like Moody but with type effectiveness). I could imagine a Pokemon with this having some kind of roulette theme. Game Freak- We increasingly act like gambling and games of chance don't exist even though Grimsley is a thing (No shade toward Grimsley). Raidra (talk) 22:37, March 19, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon rated for G for "Gambling? What gambling?"

I'm glad your classes haven't been badly affected. My nephew's graduation might be cancelled too. If that's the case then it's a shame, but at least they'll avoid a repeat of what happened during his high school graduation. I took a couple online classes in college and I learned that more people drop out of the online classes than the traditional classes (which I found odd).

I'd forgotten about that, but it makes sense. Pokemon just had a trailer with the G-Max Moves for the Galar starters. Inteleon's is G-Max Hydrosnipe, which makes me glad 4Kids isn't doing the dubs anymore. Rillaboom's is G-Max Drum Solo, which sounds cool, but Cinderace's is G-Max Fireball, which sounds like the least original and exciting G-Max move name ever (Maybe it sounds cooler in Japanese. Edit- It's not. It's still called a fireball in Japanese). Raidra (talk) 16:06, March 26, 2020 (UTC)

By the way, can we just take a minute to appreciate how Disney's original version of Mulan had the guts to kill people? It was subtle, but obvious they killed hundreds of people. There was none of this "Won't someone please think of the children!" stuff. Raidra (talk) 16:58, March 27, 2020 (UTC)
This is the funniest thing I've seen lately- Raidra (talk) 21:31, March 29, 2020 (UTC)
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