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Nuzlocke Pearl update

Welp. Accidentally defeated the first Pokemon seen on Route 202. Caught a Kricketot and a Budew in routes 203 and 204. Lyra, the Kricketot, was defeated while I was training her up to speed. Figures. I should have taught her Hidden Power so she'd have some other form of attack. That was stupid of me, banking on Bide alone in a Nuzlocke challenge. I'll try to be more careful with the other newbie.

So, at the end of the second day of the challenge, here's what things look like:

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Wow, what am I doing?

A Nuzlocke challenge, that's what. I have a new copy of Pearl and that's what I'm doing with it. (I still have my old copy, this one was free)

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I may have given myself a bit too much leeway, but here goes anyway.

Here's some basic stuff:

Trainer: Lucas (Male)
Rival: Barry

Sorry for the unimaginative names. That's going to be a theme here.

My starter was a male Turtwig I named Zed. If I think of a better name for him, let's hope he survives until I hit the Name Rater.

At Verity Lake, I caught a male Bidoof I named Jeb. It just seemed right. At Route 201 I caught a female Starly I named Flicky. Feeling nostalgic - anyone remember that game?

Slow start, not going anywhere until Jeb and Flicky are level 5.

Wish me luck, guys!
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ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Look what came in!

Apologies for the quality. My camera sucks, but doesn't put up a fuss about putting images anywhere else, unlike my phone. I don't normally buy figurines like this, but Lucifel's little umbrella sold me.

And the Nephilim.

Anyway. Originally considered putting them on top of my TV but then I decided I really liked the box. Especially with the little portrait effect leaving the side flaps open has. (Hee, Lucifel looks grumpy.)

Lucifel was a total troll even as a little figurine. While Enoch and the Nephilim fit onto their stands with no fuss, Lucifel refused to stay on his, and then when I finally got him to stick, the top of the umbrella came off and I had to push it back on.

Troll.
Here! It'll force you to use a style, but hey, functionality is better than aesthetics.

Happy holidays, everyone. I'm still holding out hope for, you know, them actually listening to us.

EDIT: Sail also has two, for Bloggish - April and Style Contest - Unstyled, respectively.
Christmas cards have been sent out! (or rather, they were sent out yesterday but I was too lazy to post that then. Hope they reach all of you all right!

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Ugh. My laptop's screen has started flickering or won't display on startup and doesn't behave until I fiddle with the top a bit (i.e., moving it back and forth). It's getting worse and worse, takes more coaxing for it to display properly.

Why does it have to do this when I don't have the money to get it repaired? ;_;

It's that time of year again!

Yep, it's December! And that means Christmas cards!

I have 15 9 cards to send out. If you want one, leave your name and mailing address. All comments will be screened.

Also you don't actually have to leave your real full name. If you just want to give me a name and an initial or just leave it blank for me to fill in your screenname, then that's fine too.

All cards will have a handwritten message, of course, and those of you who have signed up before know how terrible my handwriting is. XD So if you can't read what I wrote, just ask me! I'll be keeping transcriptions of my messages this year so I don't forget in case someone does ask.

Happy December, everyone, and hang in there to everyone else working in retail!