aka Hailey Sawyer

  • I was born on May 15
  • I am Female


April showers bring- wait, it's April already?!

I know, it's crazy. You're certainly welcome. :-)

Remember that early episode of SpongeBob in which Plankton claimed to be teaching him how to be "assertive", but he was really teaching him to be a jerk to drive everyone away, and Sponge chose to be kind in the end? Based on the entitled people stories I hear, a lot of people need to watch that episode because they somehow think being rude, mean-spirited, and selfish is them standing up for themselves and should be praised. Yelling at a fast food cashier until they cry or making threats & slurs at someone on the Internet for some incredibly minor thing is not praiseworthy. The rude people in these stories are always so shocked that people don't take their side and cheer them on for being hateful and mean. Raidra (talk) 13:02, April 5, 2020 (UTC)

This is what happens when you let Logan Paul write your product descriptions.
(You could argue they were referring to the color of the handle before wrapping and not the color of the wrapping- until you see this: Raidra (talk) 21:54, April 7, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, you too!

That's good! Mine was good too. I had some chocolate and edible Easter grass. The only downside was the restaurant that advertised their great Easter deal refused to take orders. My aunt would call them, they'd claim it would be an hour before they could take orders, she'd wait an hour, and then they'd tell her again she'd have to wait an hour even though she already had (Apparently they wouldn't even take names to see who had already waited an hour). Finally we just went to the Burger King drive-through and it was great. It reminds me of this video.

That's exciting!

It's called "Walking Small" (spoofing the name of a movie called Walking Tall). I love the description, " In this episode, Plankton tricks SpongeBob into becoming assertive so he can build his Mega Bucket." Let's see, that episode came out... (looks at air date) oh, wow! Well, time stops for no one!

Normally I don't like Geico, but I thought this was funny- Raidra (talk) 15:45, April 13, 2020 (UTC)

Geedis is it

It's cool how people can come together and solve mysteries. It's also interesting how a lot of times the people who knew things only stayed silent for so long because they had no idea people were interested in the work. I agree, those are well done.

No problem! :-)

"You know, in Italy, they let you park anywhere!" You notice you're not in Italy? I like how the officer shoos the viewer away at the end.

Well, I've arrived at Shalour City after getting completely lost in Reflection Cave (In fairness, I saved while in the cave and then came back to it later & didn't remember where things were, so I didn't immediately get lost). After exploring a little, I'll battle Korrina... after being forced to participate in a lengthy, required side quest... involving a mechanic/plot point I could honestly give a flying Figy Berry about... :-/ Raidra (talk) 21:03, April 16, 2020 (UTC)

Ten Days: from the Makers of Fortnight

Hello! We have our aches and pains, but we've been doing well. Luckily the local ice cream parlor is still open, so we can go there if we want. Ah, the fun of writing final papers! I recently noted that if there's no ceremony for my nephew's graduation, then at least there won't be a repeat of what happened four years ago. Raidra (talk) 16:25, April 27, 2020 (UTC)

(JonTron screams, "Oh, my god!" to the tune of "The Circle of Life")

I have a comment I could make, but I'm sure you've already thought of the joke too, so I won't. First off, it looks like even without the game over screen, there's a bunch wrong with that game (Why is "the ultimate killing machine" just a giant, severed yet still living head?). I can understand the mindset that created it, but yeah, it's bad. That game over screen is a huge candle on the cake of video game wrongness. It is interesting and I think overall Nexpo did a good job of presenting the incident, with my only issue being I wish he hadn't shown the screen in question repeatedly. Raidra (talk) 23:16, April 28, 2020 (UTC)

I'll see your controversial game over screen and raise you a controversial Scrabble ad (I thought of this this morning because someone mentioned Scrabble). Raidra (talk) 14:36, April 29, 2020 (UTC)

Saban's Virtual Graduation Troopers

Hello! I agree, it's interesting. A lot of it is probably based on how often the letters are used in everyday conversation, but I still have questions. When I was growing up there was a game show version of Scrabble too. In looking up the Wikipedia article to find the exact years it ran, I found this tidbit- "A board game based on this version was released by Selchow & Righter as TV Scrabble in 1987." ~looks around perplexed while crickets chirp in the background~

I've discovered a channel called Jamaican Snuggie which has a guy, either alone or with his friend, react to episodes of SpongeBob and it is great! Last night I laughed in bed watching their "Fry Cook Games" and "Suds" reactions. Also, I love how he uses the mirror. I wish I'd thought of that for my reactions. Raidra (talk) 20:09, May 9, 2020 (UTC)

I had a thought. Do you think all Starter, Legendary, and Mythical Pokemon should have their own signature moves? Some of them do, so I thought it might be neat if they all did. You could extend it to the Eeveelutions too, though extending it to pseudo-legendary Pokemon might be taking it a bit too far. Raidra (talk) 14:46, May 10, 2020 (UTC)
I just realized that I don't think I posted the link for these Pokemon Berry models I made. Most of these were made last year. Raidra (talk) 14:48, May 10, 2020 (UTC)

Go, Go JonTron Rangers!

It's a little early, but congratulations! :-D

I only learned in the last year or so that Johnny Yong Bosch, who played Adam, the second Black Power Ranger, has a notable voice acting career. I only found out about his voice acting because of a game JohneAwesome was playing. A character reappeared after a long absence and Johne noted, "Oh, it's Johnny Yong Bosch!" I thought, "Wait, is it?!" because even by JohneAwesome standards it sounded too random not to be real. Sure enough, Bosch has had numerous voice acting roles, sometimes voicing main characters.

Anime America occasionally uploads what they call Insanimania videos (sort of their version of a YouTube Poop), and recently they uploaded an Insanimania YouTuber edition. Raidra (talk) 22:01, May 12, 2020 (UTC)

The Rubber Band Man's wacky cousin

I love how they're in a studio like they're a serious recording session! Then again, one shouldn't do things halfway! I wonder how much you have to practice to master that. In any case, here's a greeting for the day-

Raidra (talk) 12:38, May 15, 2020 (UTC)

I thought of something earlier today. From time to time you hear about a popular book getting a movie adaptation that bombs. Usually it's because the adaptation was botched and/or production value was low, but I realized that other times there may be another factor. A while back you found an article explaining that a lot of these book lists were rigged and just because a book is on the "best-seller list" doesn't mean it's good/popular. Like I said, a lot of times poor reception of an adaption is caused by shoddy production, but now I wonder how often people hate the movie because they didn't like the book either. Pity if you can the studios who buy the movie rights to a book thinking, "This will be gold!" and then the movie bombs because it turns out people didn't really like the book in the first place. Raidra (talk) 21:55, May 21, 2020 (UTC)

Percy Jackson waits to see if he got a B+ or failed

That's all right; I know how hectic it can be. Looking at previous messages, it looks like your graduation is one week away. My nephew graduated last week. They had to do a virtual one, but my brother sent us the link so we could watch.

Hopefully it'll be good and not a mess. Speaking of Disney, I seem to recall someone claiming that the reason Disney was making live-action remakes of animated movies was they were "running out of ideas." I realized that doesn't make sense because until the mid-90s, most of their movies were inspired by pre-existing folktales ("Snow White", "Cinderella", "The Little Mermaid", etc.) and books (The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, The Fox and The Hound, etc.). The live-action remakes seem like lazy cash grabs instead of a lack of ideas because there are still numerous folktales they could do something with. There are dozens if not hundreds of Grimms Tales they haven't done anything with, and Hans Christian Andersen still has quite a few stories too (such as "The Tinderbox"). Moana and Coco showed that they can take inspiration from other cultures, so they literally have a world of possibilities. Why not adapt some Korean, Brazilian, African, or Native American folktales? I've also heard it claimed that Disney was buying other companies because they were running out of ideas. That one makes more sense, but it's still odd when you consider all the public domain folktales they could adapt. Raidra (talk) 16:27, May 22, 2020 (UTC)

Type Balls and CB Balls
Speaking of stories, here's one- Raidra (talk) 23:05, May 25, 2020 (UTC)
The first part of the image on the right shows my conceptual art of Poke Balls for each Pokemon type. The rest of the page is the result of me looking up color blindness charts and becoming interested in Poke Balls around the same time. It's interesting that there's a form of color blindness that makes yellow appear to be pink. Raidra (talk) 00:23, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

The Pizza and Circumstance Marches

Hailey plaque

Congratulations! :-D It sounds like they included elements of traditional graduations while making it personal, so that's great. Incidentally, here's a drawing I made of a video quote you liked.

That's definitely one of the most notable things about the story. I read a modern telling that made the three dogs smaller with eyes which were smaller, but still large (For instance, the second dog was described as having eyes as big as clocks, or maybe it was plates, rather than as big as water wheels). "She neglects to blacken her teeth." ~dramatic music plays~ I know that's the equivalent of a someone doing tooth whitening or something, but it still sounds funny. I'd say someone out there could do a wonderful adaption of the story. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind- the classic film which had an English adaptation so badly botched that it prompted someone to send Weinstein a katana as a warning not to pull crud like that again. Raidra (talk) 00:23, May 30, 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I almost forgot to share this. I thought the last twenty seconds of this video were hilarious. He's trying to shake that monster off his back, but it looks so much like he's getting down with his bad self X-D Raidra (talk) 00:33, May 30, 2020 (UTC)

"Scrabble is the Scrabble for PlayStation One..."

Story dogs

Hello! How have you been? We've been doing well. I'm glad you like it! :-D

"Why don't we scramble chemistry?" I'm pretty sure that's what created The Green Goblin, not to mention most of the things in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The Scrabble Anarchy box claiming nothing mattered reminded me of the Whose Line Is It Anyway? installment of "Scenes from a Hat" asking for versions of Whose Line in other countries. Greg Proops came on and said he was doing the French version where nothing mattered (around 2:07 in this video).

I recently remembered that I had previously made a drawing inspired by the dogs from "The Tinderbox". I have a character who can temporarily create creatures from his life-force (I got the idea here), and I thought it would be interesting if he could create versions of the Tinderbox dogs. Ss you can tell by the names and those big eyes, the Tunderbox trio is on the bottom. I regretted making the smaller one reddish, so the small brown box under its chest is the color I plan to make it whenever I have it in an actual comic. The top three are his versions of the dogs from another story I discovered called "The Three Dogs" which has one of those "What the huh?!" endings. It's not a bad ending, but it's one of those that makes you think, "Um...okay, that happened." Raidra (talk) 01:41, June 12, 2020 (UTC)

I just thought of this video, ChavezzSlovakia's reaction to an Internet Historian video (The woman with him is Skitten, his wife and another reaction YouTuber). Raidra (talk) 02:06, June 17, 2020 (UTC)

The Deadly Trial of the 150 Cartoon Moles!

I've seen the one about the Fyre Festival and the one about Fallout 76 (Wow, those were messes!). I thought you might like the one I linked to because of the Justin Whang cameo. From what little I know, the KONY 2012 thing turned out to be a whole lot of nothing because the organization didn't do anything to combat the dictator. I guess it raised awareness, but that was it.

I know just the kind you mean. Sometimes you question if there was a misprint in the book because you turn the page and no, there's isn't any more, the story just ended. While I'll have to think of some more specific examples, I can say that my aunt and I were frustrated at the way an episode of the crime drama Without A Trace ended. The episode dealt with a sad real-life issue, which is that missing white women are often given more attention in the media than women of other races or men of any race. There were two mothers with missing children, but one was given more attention by the news (Our heroes treated both cases equally). At the end, a body was discovered (The audience, of course, didn't see the body). The hero went to where the two mothers were waiting, they arose to learn whose body had been discovered, and then...cut to the end credits. My aunt and I just stared and then asked, "Wait, that's it?! We don't find out!?" We tuned in the next week thinking it was a two-parter, but nope, it was never revealed! It was a good premise for an episode because it raised awareness of an issue, but that ending though...

That's good. I've heard some people say they liked it and others say they didn't, so I'm glad you're enjoying it. I was just telling Luigifan100 that it would be nice if the Crown Tundra DLC introduced a new Eeveelution (If not then this will be the first even-numbered generation without a new one). In the meanwhile, go be the best Diglett wrangler there ever was! Raidra (talk) 23:23, June 19, 2020 (UTC)

The Most Mysterious Isle of Armor on the Internet

That's the right attitude. It's irritating when people spoil things, or when people spoil themselves and then complain there weren't any surprises. I don't get the people who purposely look up leaks and then complain that there weren't any surprises. That's like the people who look up video game cheats and then complain the games weren't hard enough.

Oh, I forgot about that one! Yes, that was another good one. It really is a fascinating story. It's a study in how hype can derail projects by setting unrealistic expectations, how companies can work to regain the customer's trust, etc. Speaking of damage control, have you ever read about the Chicago Tylenol Murders/Tylenol Scare of 1982?

I love how these mysteries have serious investigation and it's not just, "I know this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy's cousin who said he had lunch with a guy whose friend had a co-worker who had a copy of this!" Speaking of supposed mysteries, I saw someone mention someone named John Titor. I looked it up and the Wikipedia entry states, "Titor made numerous vague and specific predictions regarding calamitous events in 2004 and beyond, including a nuclear war, none of which came true." ~insert theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm~ It also noted, "When questioned about [his predictions] by an online subscriber, Titor also expressed an interest in mysteries such as UFOs, which he claimed remained unexplained in his time." It's annoying when you ask someone to explain something and they start talking about something completely unrelated. Raidra (talk) 15:42, June 26, 2020 (UTC)

Zeraora is here until it isn't, but then it is

The title I wrote reminds me of this song. Also, talking about Pokemon and spoilers reminded me of TyranitarTube's playthrough of Pokemon Reborn (a fan game with some very serious issues). He comically keeps blaming a character named Shade for everything bad. He entered a building and something, presumably a Spoink, called, "Sp..." Ttar claimed, "It's Shade! He was saying, 'Spoilers- I was in here!'" X-D

"Your challenge is to defeat the Zeraora! Come on, try! You can do it! Try harder! Oh, wait, actually, people before you already did, so never mind!" I think it's nice that they have a way to get these Pokemon (either the Raid Battle ones or the Home gift ones) that requires the player to do something other than try to find a specific store that offers them. What do you think of the new tutor moves? If you want to check them all out, here's a list-

Here's your stupid thing of the week. Last night I learned that back in 2005, Burger King in the United Kingdom had to replace its ice cream cone lids because some guy thought they were offensive. ~rubs head~ Apparently America isn't the only country with an "I'm offended!" movement. Raidra (talk) 15:37, July 2, 2020 (UTC)

I just had my first drink of a beverage called tonic water (Watch out if you try it because it's fizzy and you might end up spilling it), and I'll have to flavor the rest of the bottle to drink it. It's supposed to have medical benefits and maybe it does because its scent reminded me of the stuff they use to disinfect your arm before inserting the needle at human fruit punch donor center. Your first thought after trying a soft drink should not be, "I bet this is what iodine tastes like." Raidra (talk) 03:16, July 3, 2020 (UTC)

You scream, I scream, we all scream at hateful whiners

That brings up a thought. Do they have events in which it's exclusively one form or another, or do they have events that alternate which form you can get? It'd be nice if it were the latter since you'd have a 50/50 chance of getting the form you want.

I think it's interesting how a lot of them have secondary effects (such as potentially causing a burn or eliminating the terrain) or have different power based on other factors (like whether a specific type of terrain is in effect). I also think the move Poltergeist is hilarious (I imagine it being like this commercial).

That sounds like a cool way to see different types of fan games! There are some creative people out there. I'm sure there are some jerks too, but there are a lot of creative people.

Exactly. You notice too that his defense for getting and staying angry was basically, "I don't care, I know what I saw!" ~rolls eyes~ It's irritating when companies or even franchises scrape and bow to people like that, but ignore people who have a real problem. It reminds me of the episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? in which Wayne Brady made a somewhat inappropriate joke and got one of those "Oh, that's just wrong!" boos from the audience, but then someone else made a more offensive joke and didn't get the same response. Wayne came back on stage and asked, "So you're okay with that." Raidra (talk) 23:52, July 3, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon Amped Sword & Low Key Shield

That makes sense. It's also interesting to think that the Toxitricity forms are ordinarily not version exclusives, but the ones in the Gigantamax raid are.

I enjoy binge watching TyranitarTube's Super Mario Maker 2 videos. I should watch his videos of the first Super Mario Maker as well (This odd meme captures a dramatic moment from one of them- Another playlist that's good is JohneAwesome's playthrough of Pokemon Platinum. There's a part in which the Honey Man exclaims, "They tried to take my sweet, sweet honey!" and Johne jokes, "Awww, he still calls his wife Honey! Oh, wait, he meant the actual honey..." Ironically there now is a wife named Honey. I just love how someone asked, "What should we call Mustard's wife?" and someone decided on Honey.

I have a playlist of reaction material in the vein of the Instant Regret playlist, and the latest video I added to it is the wonder that is TriangleBob TrianglePants. I just love how confused Alan is at the beginning. Raidra (talk) 01:15, July 9, 2020 (UTC)

Honey Mustard- a Love Affair

You notice that in one part, SoaD out-and-out tells someone, "That's not our song," and the guy still asks if they're the ones who did it? ~face palms~ Sure, because when a band automatically tells you they didn't do a song, you should still ask anyway just to be sure. (sighs) I saw people mention Weird Al songs being misattributed, and as a fan, I know just what they mean. Apparently there are people who think any parody must have been done by Al (I've even seen people attribute songs by Cletus T. Judd, the country music equivalent of Weird Al, to Al because the idea of two prominent parody artists seems to be too much for them to handle). That's a shame because A) it robs the people who really did the songs of credit and B) some of the songs are very off-color and it gives people the wrong impression of Al (who has generally had a clean career).

I laughed when I realized that. I'm disappointed their son wasn't named Sauce or something. It's not one of those original language things either because while he's called Hydrangea in Japanese, his parents are still Mustard and Honey.

The other day my aunt and I ate at Perkins and went to check out Trotwood's new library (which is close to where the old one was). I'm glad it was open because the grand re-opening had been delayed. It's disorienting because it looks different from what I'd gotten used to, but I'll get used to the new one too. Raidra (talk) 13:44, July 12, 2020 (UTC)

I found this short video someone made about the fifty most disliked videos. I wish they had provided more information in places, but it's still good. It's also interesting they have all these nursery rhyme videos and then suddenly there's a supposedly emasculating advertisement here, an apology video for a scandal there... It's so jarring. Raidra (talk) 21:29, July 14, 2020 (UTC)
Pokemon crafts, yay! :-D Raidra (talk) 23:13, July 14, 2020 (UTC)

Pardon Me, But You You Have Nostalgic Mustard Commercials?

I remembered the catchphrase, but I didn't remember the one guy just driving away. One like = one jar of Grey Poupon for the guy left hanging

Speaking of nostalgic things, earlier today I thought about how even though I loved Fox Kids [1] [2] and look back on it with great fondness and nostalgia, there were also some moments from shows that I look at and think, "I could give a reason why that's not stupid...if you gave me enough time...maybe..." For instance, I'm a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series, which is one of the greatest cartoons of all time, but even great shows can have questionable things in episodes. There was an episode in which Alfred realized the Batman coming into the Bat Cave was a robot duplicate (a callback to an episode from a previous season), and so decided to activate a security system. That sounds smart, so what's the stupid part? The stupid part was it was a knock-out gas trap. He tried to use knock-out gas on a robot. Thunk! The robot simply ripped off his mask, rendering him unconscious by his own security measure, and left. It'll take a while to find, but Doom and I once talked about what a screw-up that was.

That is adorable. May Mutekimaru continue to do well on his Pokemon journey! Raidra (talk) 23:15, July 17, 2020 (UTC)

The following is a transcript from the society of people that like transcripts.

  • January 30, 2016- Speaking of Alfred, there was a part in "His Silicon Soul" that I thought was stupid. Realizing the Batman was a robot, Alfred retreated, donned a protective mask, and activated some kind of knock-out gas. I thought, "Is he trying to gas a robot?! That's one of the stupidest things ever done in this series!" That was the only downside to the episode.
  • Also January 30, 2016- Ha. I don't remember that, but could the gas have been formulated for robots? I think there are a couple of gases out their that can cause metals to rust and circuitry to cease functioning, maybe that's what Alfred used (Alfred's a smart man, of course I'm going to try to come up with some excuse that won't make him do something stupid XD)?
  • January 31, 2016- That could be. I just know that whatever it was knocked Alfred out once the robot took his mask. Someone offered that maybe it was meant to provide a smokescreen. A flaw with that argument was that Alfred didn't take advantage if it to escape, but then again, maybe he was preparing something else. I dunno. I wish someone from the show would explain that part. For the record, the Batman rip-off in my comics has a gas which is harmless to organisms, but dissolves metal. He's used it to free himself from bonds and to destroy opponents' weapons without hurting himself or the opponent.
  • Also January 31, 2016- Smokescreen would be a really odd choice in my books because wouldn't the robot likely be able to detect heat signatures and thus detect Alfred through it (or would the smoke mess that up)? I don't think smoke would instantly knock a person out, but I guess Alfred could have used a nerve agent gas to cause a smokescreen and the it just went entirely wrong for him. Dunno, you're right. It is pretty stupid. That's cool!
  • February 1, 2016- Thanks for calling the metal-dissolving gas cool (I think that's what you were referring too). I saw an episode of Adventure Time with Finn & Jake with the line, "I can probably think of a reason why that's villainous if you gave me enough time. Maybe." That's how we're looking at that scene. "I can probably think of a reason why that's not stupid if you gave me enough time. Maybe." C'mon, writers, don't do Alfred like that! Alfred's cool! While we see if we can come up with anything, how about some moments that put Alfred in a positive light? I think the best was Alfred giving the pep talk in "Nothing to Fear," which introduced The Scarecrow. Also, "I said I drew you a bath, sir." [Alfred pulled an April Fool's joke by saying he drew him a bath. It turned out he bathtub was empty and Alfred had made a drawing of a bath.] C'mon, Bruce. You were secretly amused by that. Just admit it.
  • February 2, 2016- Yep, I was referring to the gas as cool :D Yeah, that's a perfect analogy for the Alfred situation. I bet he was, but he's just really good at holding his emotions in and thus refused to give Alfred the satisfaction. There was one comic, 'The Killing Joke' I think, where the Joker told Batman a joke and the two of them shared a laugh. So, he does find things funny, but he just prefers to hold things in. I've always liked how he manages to not, outwardly at least, freak out when villains infiltrated the Batcave. That would have been a very code-red/Game Over type reaction for me

Raidra (talk) 23:32, July 17, 2020 (UTC)

It's baaa-ck!

All right! :-D I was just wondering the other day if you had done any more work on it.

A few years ago I think they had an "extreme" version in which they had a car chase.

I love when channels show familiar favorites like that, and I'm sad when they stop. It's also irritating when a channel is good and then whoever runs it decides to throw everything out the window, or the cable provider decides not to have it anymore/decides to make it a "premium channel" that you have to pay extra money to get.

Earlier Gus Johnson posted a video about shotgun use in movies. I'm guessing Life Is Strange 2: I Think I Got the Title Right had something similar. Raidra (talk) 21:43, July 23, 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon HeartGreen and StillKanto

The Disney XD rebranding was probably to make the young people think the channel was extreme and hip- because we all know how well that strategy worked for Yogi Bear and other classic cartoons.

Yes, there are some comedy gems sometimes. Recently I saw a video with what the uploader claimed was the world's most pathetic elevator chime, and someone commented, "You can tell that elevator's had some ups and downs lately."

"It's a whole new world we live in!" "Um... I'm not seeing any new Pokemon." "Shut up!" I thought it was interesting that LGPE had Alolan forms for some of the rematches. It'll be interesting to see what they have if they make a Let's Go Johto game.


"At times, I might have the teams contain at least one Pokemon of my own creation..." In that case you should have a disclaimer that it's your own creation so people don't get confused. One time I encountered someone listing off trade evolution Pokemon and they mistakenly listed Slowbro and something called "Jynxster". I asked what they were talking about and they claimed it was the evolution of Jynx you get by trading. I explained that Jynx didn't have an Evolution and posted the link to Bulbapedia to show them. They responded by posting a link to what was clearly fan art. I replied that was fan art and not official and Jynx still didn't have an Evolution. As for Slowbro, he claimed it evolved by trade evolution in an episode of the anime, but the summary on the article he linked to made it clear that's now how it evolved. I think that guy had some problems, but in any case, a disclaimer should help avoid some confusion. Let me know if you need me to draw some designs (like the Cheshire Cat and March Hare Pokemon I drew a while back). Raidra (talk) 14:46, July 25, 2020 (UTC)

Also, speaking of Johto Gym Leaders, Falkner says something like, "They say you can clip a Flying-type's wings with a bolt of lightning. I will not abide such insults against Flying Pokemon!" I thought, "I'm not the one who said it!" It seriously feels like you're being attacked for someone else talking trash. Raidra (talk) 15:18, July 28, 2020 (UTC)

~plays "We Are Number One"~

That makes sense. I trust you'll do a good job.

That's good. Is the next one still going to be about Rare Candy, or have you decided yet? It's okay if you don't want to say.

So basically they may have based a song on what turned out to be a creepypasta or online game? I wonder why they couldn't just change the name and some of the lyrics (like the people who ripped off Superman and Captain America, but changed enough things that they could claim their characters were different enough that it was okay). I noticed it said something like, "Despite the efforts of Internet sleuths, she was found dead." I hope the people giving hints and feedback knew it was a game/story because otherwise that's messed up. Speaking of changing things, the "Anime-Manga Differences" article on Narutopedia notes, "As Naruto walks through the festival city, he stops by a mask shop and purchases a mask. Various masks in the background represent past Japanese manga, anime and TV series 'in-jokes' included by Kishimoto. These include masks of Kamen Rider and Chiaotzu from the Dragon Ball series. The anime changed many of these to generic masks." Raidra (talk) 23:22, July 30, 2020 (UTC)

Recently you mentioned funny YouTube comments. Have you ever commented an obvious joke because somehow nobody else thought of it? You think, "Oh, I bet a bunch of other people posted that already," but then you check and nobody has, so you post it? Raidra (talk) 01:23, July 31, 2020 (UTC)
I thought you might be interested in this-
Raidra (talk) 02:35, August 2, 2020 (UTC)

Tragedy strikes when Emily goes to the Swirlix Show

It'll be interesting to see.

I was looking for free sample gifs and found this- I think this one is the best suited for candy, though-

Speaking of Pokemon, if there's still a way to trade on the 3DS, I have some if you want them. I have a female Combee, male and female Ralts, five colors of Flabebe, a, whatever the female firefly is called (I want to say Illumise), and a Shiny Pancham. If there's anything else you're interested in, let me know and maybe I have it. I'll also need someone to help me evolve my trade evolution Pokemon (most of which I haven't caught yet, so it'll be in the future). Raidra (talk) 15:56, August 4, 2020 (UTC)

Trading M- oh, wait, there are complications...

I did a little reading and it looks like it's possible to trade Pokemon between Gen VI and Gen VII games, but you can't trade them back, so the trade evolutions might not be possible. It might be okay for me to trade Pokemon for you to keep, though. I'll have to check the trading requirements.

In other Pokemon developments, today I learned that I. Hate. Kalos. Route. 13. I did everything I could in the area because I don't ever want to go back there. Route 13- where the weather actively works against you, repels can't save you from being attacked by speedy, stalking ground monsters, even descriptions on item locations are complicated, and no one cares about your screams. Is there any Pokemon area you especially hate? Raidra (talk) 03:25, August 6, 2020 (UTC)

Remember a year or two ago people were making fan art of Bowsette, a fan-created princess version of Bowser? Well, someone actually made the concept adorable. Raidra (talk) 14:09, August 8, 2020 (UTC)

Well worth the wait

Morty is the best Misdreavus dad! I like how his Misdreavus was male since you generally don't think of them being male (similar to how you don't think of Primarina being male or Machamp being female). I loved how you showed the emotions and thoughts of the various characters. I also liked the details such as Morty having many of his Pokemon in Ultra Balls (and noticeably choosing the regular Poke Ball to battle a beginner) and the wall having barely a scratch from the Shadow Ball explosion (since the gym wall is Normal-type, or else is simply more durable than the average wall). I hadn't thought about it, but it makes sense that Emily's mother would see the broadcast. All in all, the finished draft turned out great :-D Raidra (talk) 23:55, August 8, 2020 (UTC)


I'm sure it'll be good.

Recently we talked about stories that just suddenly end. Earlier today I realized it's worse when it's a person telling you a story face to face. You're following the story (or trying to) and waiting for more, and then nope, there's no more. There's no conclusion and there was probably no point. :-/ Raidra (talk) 23:40, August 13, 2020 (UTC)

Check It Out, Check It Out, It's Justin Whang!

I've learned that a misheard lyric is called a mondegreen. One of my favorites is "I'm a pool hall ace" (actually "How my poor heart aches") from "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. There's a series of books compiling misheard lyrics (which I was able to find one by one in a used book store and give to my brother).

Some misheard lyrics make sense and some make you wonder, "How on Earth did you mishear that lyric so badly?" For instance, in "Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty sings, "You don't need a penny just to hang around," with such an odd pronunciation that it's easy to mishear it as "You don't need a pinhead just to hang around." However, I honestly don't see how people could mishear "Nasty, Nasty boys, don't mean a thing, huh/Oh you nasty boys" from "Nasty" by Janet Jackson as "Basket, Basketball, don't mean a thing/Oh you a basketball." Raidra (talk) 02:23, August 17, 2020 (UTC)

Skittle Beetlemania

Suddenly the mystery as to why Audi didn't use it as a theme song was solved!

The books also have some illustrations. One of them, interestingly enough, is for a "Down on the Corner" mondegreen. The fake line, "You don't need a pinhead just to hang around," was illustrated by a couple of gang members with pointy heads warmly welcoming an ordinary guy into their gang.

Weird Al did a parody called "Smells Like Nirvana". He likes to get permission for his parodies, so he asked a friend who was on Saturday Night Live at the time (I want to say her name is Victoria Jackson) to ask the band on his behalf. They agreed as long as it wasn't about food. They asked, "It's not about food, is it?" to which she replied, "Actually, it's about how no one can understand your lyrics." Dave Grohl has said that the band was nervous at first, but then they saw the music video and laughed their rears off. They knew they'd made it when they got parodied by Weird Al. Raidra (talk) 23:26, August 18, 2020 (UTC)

Crossovers from the Internet

I think the dancing (the mosh pit and The Isley Brothers) made the remix even better. Some people just have gifts for making remixes like that.

One of the funniest parts in the Weird Al video is when some guy (eating a sandwich, if I recall correctly) wanders into the shot, realizes he's in the shot, panics, and leaves.

I recently learned that Azure Bay in Kalos is based on the English Channel. In theory that means that Galar is somewhere to the north.

I've put Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on my Christmas list. I think it'll be fun to work with the furniture and decor. Raidra (talk) 00:12, August 25, 2020 (UTC)

There is one issue with Animal Crossing furniture, which is there's a fair amount of "Come on, we all know what we're talking about!"
In-universe I can understand that things are different and they may call things by different names because it's a different culture. In the real world, people need to stop worrying that people will get offended if someone mentions a specific holiday or culture. If someone's offended by a freaking driedel, they'll get offended no matter what it's called. Finding these items was a cool surprise, though. There are players who celebrated Ramadan in Animal Crossing which I think is neat. Raidra (talk) 16:31, August 25, 2020 (UTC)

You better move some microwave ovens

KO Stand-ins

The remixes are great on their own, but the way they combine clips as well makes the videos genius.

Remember some time ago I mentioned the Stands (basically energy creatures that grant their users superpowers) from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? Well, from the "Nobody Asked for This" department, I decided to draw fantastic creatures inspired by Stands (Stand-ins?). Their users are on the top row, but look what the stand-ins on the bottom row are called. Raidra (talk) 01:52, August 29, 2020 (UTC)

You don't need a Stand rip-off just to hang around

That's good! Talking about quarters made me think of that episode of Dexter's Laboratory in which Dexter owed NASA millions of dollars. He tried to convince his dad he should be getting an allowance of a million dollars and his dad told him, "You'll just have to settle for a quarter of a million!" as he tossed him a quarter. That's one of my favorite scenes simply for his dad's line delivery.

Glad to hear it! :-D Maybe it would be the story of the battle between The Pinhead Gang and The Writers Who Gave Up. Then again, that sounds like it would be a very short battle. In any case, my guys are good, unlike the pointy-headed thugs in these commercials. [3] [4] Raidra (talk) 23:10, August 31, 2020 (UTC)

Remember when the fad was using SpongeBob to portray things? Well, it looks like there's a new guy in town (That description was also a reference to this bit). Raidra (talk) 02:35, September 2, 2020 (UTC)

Hearts all a twitter

Pleasant surprise- that video. Baffling surprise- Learning that scientists haven't studied bird songs much despite both ornithology and bird calling contests being a thing for a long time.

It sounds like it's coming along nicely!

When it comes to clips from gaming YouTubers, this is one of my favorites- I read an article on women's urinals (Yes, that's actually a thing that people tried) which opened up by noting that some people seemed driven by a need to create things that were neither practical or necessary. The same could be said of a lot of content creators. If you want a classic example of an odd video, there's the music video for "Close (To The Edit)" by The Art of Noise. It's gotten acclaim for being different, but it's still a girl yelling while three guys help her destroy instruments. Raidra (talk) 01:57, September 6, 2020 (UTC)

"My relative/friend/significant other is a big fan of the Super Sentai series, but I don't want to get him/her a cliched gift like a Morpher or a toy Zord." "Say no more- we got you, fam!" Raidra (talk) 15:41, September 6, 2020 (UTC)

Hey, so am I

That's okay. Speaking of Johto Quest, have you considered looking at any fan games or fan-fiction for ideas on incorporating non-canon Pokemon or lore with the canon Pokemon world, or would you prefer not to? Raidra (talk) 22:35, September 13, 2020 (UTC)


Do you and Raidra not have like...Discord or WhatsApp or something? With the way the wiki is set up, it seems kinda impractical to be using primarily talk pages to communicate with each other on non-wiki topics. I’m not complaining, so don’t take this the wrong way. I’m just curious.

Why didn't anyone laugh at the farmer's jokes? Because they were too corny! (talk) 23:42, September 13, 2020 (UTC)Cornconic


PokeTuber Dobbs recently did a video about the worst trades in Pokemon. Not too long ago it was revealed that at one point Raichu was going to get an Evolution called Gorochu. Well, Dobbs pointed out a scene from Pokemon Red in which you trade a Raichu for an Electrode and afterward the trainer says the Raichu you traded evolved. People consider it an error, noting that in Pokemon Blue you instead trade a Kadabra for a Graveler, but Dobbs asked what if it were really a reference to Gorochu. He noted the player missed out because that other trainer now had the only Gorochu in existence and the player couldn't get it.

That was beautifully written. The game sounds like yet another example of people doing a half-track job of writing because they think, "People will eat this stuff up!" and creating an inferior work. Speaking of inferior works...

A couple months ago I decided to give my paper Berries and Poke Balls to one of my favorite YouTubers, Lost Pause alias Noble-senpai. Recently I discovered this video, which mentions me from 14:07-14:36 (It took me so long to find this because I'd skipped it as the title featured an unfamiliar anime and I didn't know it had unboxings. Whoops). He didn't pronounce my name right, but I'm so glad he got my package & fan letter and enjoyed them! :-D This guy is great. He can be risque, but he's a cool guy. He's a funny guy, but he also discusses scandals with a heart and understanding that few people on YouTube have. Raidra (talk) 21:49, September 15, 2020 (UTC)

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