Simply put, my laptop is now so buggered that I’m having to run it in safe mode in order to prevent it bluescreening me. I’m asking for a new one for my birthday in four months time, but at the moment, my laptop just doesn’t have the capacity for me to run Dolphin and play Pokemon Colosseum. Who knows if when I transfer the files over I’ll be able to continue where I left off, but until a point where I have a functioning laptop, I can’t continue the run.
I can still answer questions in the meantime, if anyone still wants to send them. I’, just sorry that this is all I can do.
Sorry, dear followers. I encountered some personal issues yesterday and was far busier today than I assumed I would be. Thus, only one update has been prepared for today. I may take a very brief hiatus just to get a buffer of posts back again and to continue in the game. I should have had better foresight over the situation and prepared the posts beforehand, and for that I’m sorry.
As for that last post, I have explained on multiple occasions that my emulator failed me in trying to load a save state, which meant I had to go back quate a distance in the game in order to get back to where I was. Thus, the battle with Noctowl never happened and Quilava never fainted. However, I will not be battling the trainer with the Noctowl again.
Once again, apologies for the inconvenience. Kai Lucifer
You are Kai and you wake with a start. Although you went drinking with the intention of enjoying yourself, the combination of the alcohol and madness that occured yesterday have given you a nightmare the likes of which go beyond the furthest ring.
It’s morning and your ability to recall the events of your nightmare are already becoming cloudy and being replaced with a bad hangover. You decide you’re going to go back to bed in hopes of sleeping it off.
Before you do, you decide it’s important to check your party. For some reason, you have a bad feeling about your Pokemon.
Nothing seems out of the ordinary, all of your party members are there and alright. Well, aside from the fact that two of them have had … what was it that red man said again? Heart artificially closed and turned into a fighting maching … fuck, it hurts to think. Back to sleep.
As I’ve mentioned already, a few of the posts this week will be entirely ficticious due to a massive cock-up on behalf of my emulator. I didn’t want to waste the screenshots, which is why I’m incorporating the pre-cock-up shots into the story.
I’ve decided I may as well keep the askbox open all the time, based on the sheer amount of asks I’ve recieved this weekend. There’s still one or two that I haven’t answered yet simply because I don’t have a decent screencap for the characters yet.
I’m still looking for an artist to draw a small illustration to accompany each of these weekly announcements, so if you’re interested, drop me an ask or reply to this post, whichever way you prefer.
One last little thing; I’ve now added a hit counter to the sidebar and edited and cleared it up a little.
To Sherles and Johnson:
What's it like working in Pyrite ?
It’s not easy, I’ll tell yer that. We can hardly establish peace in this town as it is, without Miror. B and whatever antics his men are up to. Duking used to help us enforce order ‘round these parts but since that madman rolled on up into town, he’s been burying himself in his “work”. I’m lucky I’ve got Johnson helping me out, even if he is nearly useless. ‘S the reason he’s out here in the middle o’ Orre and not back in Kanto.
To: Folly and Trudly.
How's jail going ? Drop the soap yet ?
Nah man, that just ‘aint cool, y’know, asking stuff like that. Folly’s my teammate, n’ he’s like a brother to me, you get me? He ain’t into that sorta thing anyway, it’d be all kinds o’ messed up to do that.
I fucking hope you wouldn’t.
I’m beginning to wonder whether the prison has any kind of bathroom at all.
Oh Kai I think you should totally at least maybe ask Maria on a date or give her chocolates or at least share a bed with her for one night its not like it wouldn't not be totally plutonic or anything I mean Maria is totally such a nice girl and anyone would be lucky to have her you know. And something about pokemon.
Nope. Not gonna happen any time soon. Don’t get me wrong, she is a nice girl and I don’t dislike her, but I’m just after that right now. Maybe after I’ve done what I’ve set out to do, but business comes first. She’s too obsessed over me already as it is, I’m not going to fuel that fire any more. Not only that, but I’m drinking tonight and she’s underage. She’s not sharing a room with me. It just doesn’t mix well.
Hello there, dear followers. I’m currently in London away from my laptop so I have no idea what it’ll be like when I get back, but at the time of writing this the askbox is empty! Remember, I’ll be answering any and all questions to the cast over the weekend. List of characters currently accepting asks under the cut.
I spent a few days trying to figure out in my head just how today’s posts would go down, and I feel as if even now that they’re lacking in quality. If you feel that they are lacking somewhat, please gaze upon the pokemon colosseum visual equivalent of Freddie Mercury for the next 2.5 seconds.
Wow. That was something else. You knew that Kai used to be Team Snagem but you’ve never seen him like that. Not only that, but he said that he had information on that moustached man that nobody else had. You wonder just how far Kai’s connection to Team Snagem was and decide to ask him about it.
Maria: Hey, Kai?
Maria: Who was that guy with the moustache in the wanted poster?
Kai: You mean Gonzap? He’s the head of Team Snagem. I used to work for them, remember?
Maria: Yeah, but what were you going to tell Sherles?
Kai: Everything I know about Team Snagem and their actions. Hopefully it’ll get him and the rest of the team behind bars. Serves them right for allying themselves with Cipher.
Maria: But what did you mean by information he wouldn’t get from anyone else? And who’re Cipher?
Kai: … It doesn’t matter.
Maria: It’s just the way you talked about him, it’s like there was something else between you.
Kai: Well there isn’t. What’s with all these questions, anyway?
Maria: Nothing! I just wanted to know a little bit more about you, okay!?
Kai: So what are you offering for information on these men?
Sherles: Money, and lots of it.
Kai: I’ve got a whole load of intel about Gonzap here that I guarantee you won’t find from anyone else. But money’s not what I’m after. How about we make a deal?
Sherles: Oh? What are you after?
Kai: Information. I’m after leads on Miror. B and Cipher.
Sherles: Well, I’m afraid I may not be able to help you with Cipher. We’ve been investigating them for a while now but we’ve come up nearly fruitless. Not only that, but all of our leads have gone cold.
Sherles: The inmates may know a thing or two about Miror. B though. Tell you what, if you can get them to talk, you’re welcome to any information they give.
Sherles: Johnson tried to get information out of them before you showed up. We had to scrape him of the floor after the thugs were done with him.
Looks like these are the criminals that Sherles is offering up a reward for information pertaining to the capture of. Can’t say you’ve seen the kid on the left before, and to be frank, the guy in the middle looks like any of the members of Team Snagem. It could very well be Frank.
But the chap on the far right?
Oh, you could just ramble on with information about Gonzap.
Golly, we’re finally moving out of Phenac City and heading into Pyrite town! Personally, I’m quite excited at this. I’m making progress. c:
From now on, the posts for this are going to get a lot more text-heavy as glimpsed at in the last post. I’ll still be using screenshots to illustrate what’s going on for those who haven’t played the original game (and i guess those who have as well). It’s just that I’m adding a lot of my own dialogue from here on out. That also means that posts are going to get longer and the story’s going to advance slower.
I’m still going to go by three posts a day between 4 and 7 as I have been doing since I came off hiatus. I can stick to this easily with the weekends giving me plenty of time to plan the next posts and play the game. However, if things get out of control, I’ll consider dropping it from 15 updates per week to 10. Always best to have a backup plan.
There’s now a page up in the corner titled “How to Read”. No, I’m not being patronising. It’s basically got info on the dialogue key and the former “From the Beginning” link. I’ve also tagged the posts so that you, dear followers, can read the story from the start of any given chapter.
For those who have previously played the game, I intend the chapters to go as follows:
1 - Prologue
2 - Phenac
3 - Pyrite
4 - Miror. B
5 - Agate Village
6 - Mt. Battle
7 - The Under
8 - Shadow Pokemon Lab
9 - Realgam Tower
10 - Epilogue
Of course, this is assuming that I don’t end up with a Game Over or choose to abandon the run. For those dear followers who haven’t played the game yet, it’s probably best to ignore this.
One more thing, before I end this supermassive weekly update; Would anybody be interested in doing the occasional piece of art for this run? A friend suggested that having some art on the blog would help gain exposure and I think it’d be quite a fun thing to do anyway. I’m thinking about having it in with the weekly announcements as a summary of the past week’s posts. Anyone up for the job? If so, just send a message or reply to this post, whichever way takes your fancy.
I didn’t get any asks this week, which I’m a little disappointed in. Ah well, it just gives me more time to write up next week’s posts instead.
Dear followers, how would you prefer I handle the askbox from now on? Would you rather I leave it open during the weekdays and close it on the weekends, or close it on the weekdays and open it on the weekends?
Last chance to get asks in for the cast this week!
Remember, dear followers, that the askboxwill be closedSaturday and Sunday, so if you have any questions for the cast, now is the time to get them in.
List of characters open for asks:
Folly and Trudly
Bluno, Rosso and Verde
Any other minor character that’s appeared so far
Also, later on in this Nuzlocke, as my emulator decided to cock up on me, I have a lot of screencaps that’ll go otherwise unused. I’m thinking about using them in a dream sequence, but it could take up to a week to complete it. Would you, dear followers, mind if I were to do so, knowing that a week’s worth of posts would be entirely ficticious?