Taeshi Diary

Kind of a sad diary thing. I make Bittersweet Candy Bowl, Not Enough Rings, and the Ask Roseville High Tumblr.
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Day 31: All-Time Favourite Pokemon
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
TIME TO POST BEST GIRL
I remember seeing it when it was first revealed and thinking it looked like a funny rocking chair and it even rocked back and forth in its animation. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, even though it felt like a bonus over Togetic. I never liked Togetic’s design very much. 
ANYWAY I always had bad luck with togepi/togetic/togekiss. I wanted girls, but I either got boys or got girls with Hustle. And that went over my head. I was SO STUPID about natures and abilities and EV-training. NEVER EV-trained in my life, it’s something I want to fix for X/Y. I only saw natures as just.. a thing a Pokemon had. It didn’t affect the way it battled, it just meant I had a “naughty” Pokemon or a “jolly” one, and it was just.. “oh that’s cute my Pokemon is a bit timid, I’ll try to take care of it so it’s not so timid anymore”, I was that dumb. And it extended to abilities. It was just.. a thing that was there I guess. That’s cool! Sometimes they create sandstorms! Cool!!
I assumed Togekiss was a relatively weak Pokemon, but I felt too drawn to it that I wanted to have it in my team. AND I FOUND OUT YEARS LATER THAT IT WAS APPARENTLY A BEAST????? 
I looked at my Soul Silver and finally noticed.. hustle. I remember being traded a girl Togepi once and I was excited and the person was apologetic because she had Hustle and I was like i DON’T CARE IT’S A GIRL TOGEPI I’M SO FREAKEN EXCITED.
POOR NAIVE LILLING
I didn’t know! But I realised that I just.. wanted it SO BADLY in my team. I think I have two girl Togekiss, BOTH WITH HUSTLE. FROM DIFFERENT GAMES. 
I want to get a proper serene grace girl Togekiss one of these days >8( 
But augdhgkdfhsd it’s so great. ITS LITTLE CRY. ITS LITTLE EVERYTHING. I drew to like it so much more over time and I CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY. IT STILL SEEMS LIKE A WEIRD ROCKING-CHAIR TO ME. 
but then i saw this
I WANT IT SO SO BAD
SO SO SO SO BAD WHY IS IT JAPAN EXCLUSIVE WHY IS IT SOLD OUT JUST WHY WHYW HWY ;____;
GOD I NEED IT
awueshfdskdfhsdkf it’s my favourite

Day 31: All-Time Favourite Pokemon

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

TIME TO POST BEST GIRL

I remember seeing it when it was first revealed and thinking it looked like a funny rocking chair and it even rocked back and forth in its animation. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, even though it felt like a bonus over Togetic. I never liked Togetic’s design very much. 

ANYWAY I always had bad luck with togepi/togetic/togekiss. I wanted girls, but I either got boys or got girls with Hustle. And that went over my head. I was SO STUPID about natures and abilities and EV-training. NEVER EV-trained in my life, it’s something I want to fix for X/Y. I only saw natures as just.. a thing a Pokemon had. It didn’t affect the way it battled, it just meant I had a “naughty” Pokemon or a “jolly” one, and it was just.. “oh that’s cute my Pokemon is a bit timid, I’ll try to take care of it so it’s not so timid anymore”, I was that dumb. And it extended to abilities. It was just.. a thing that was there I guess. That’s cool! Sometimes they create sandstorms! Cool!!

I assumed Togekiss was a relatively weak Pokemon, but I felt too drawn to it that I wanted to have it in my team. AND I FOUND OUT YEARS LATER THAT IT WAS APPARENTLY A BEAST????? 

I looked at my Soul Silver and finally noticed.. hustle. I remember being traded a girl Togepi once and I was excited and the person was apologetic because she had Hustle and I was like i DON’T CARE IT’S A GIRL TOGEPI I’M SO FREAKEN EXCITED.

POOR NAIVE LILLING

I didn’t know! But I realised that I just.. wanted it SO BADLY in my team. I think I have two girl Togekiss, BOTH WITH HUSTLE. FROM DIFFERENT GAMES. 

I want to get a proper serene grace girl Togekiss one of these days >8( 

But augdhgkdfhsd it’s so great. ITS LITTLE CRY. ITS LITTLE EVERYTHING. I drew to like it so much more over time and I CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY. IT STILL SEEMS LIKE A WEIRD ROCKING-CHAIR TO ME. 

but then i saw this

I WANT IT SO SO BAD

SO SO SO SO BAD WHY IS IT JAPAN EXCLUSIVE WHY IS IT SOLD OUT JUST WHY WHYW HWY ;____;

GOD I NEED IT

awueshfdskdfhsdkf it’s my favourite

Day 30: Most Badass Pokemon
Nidoking is one of those Pokemon I didn’t feel I deserved using. I know that sounds really freaken weird and silly, but I dunno. I felt if I were to use Nidoking, I should use him RIGHT. He just looked so cool and threatening and freaken STAB EARTHQUAKE UGGHDFG
I think it was also because I was so stingy about stones in the past so i was scared to use a moon stone and then regret my choice, like what if I trained a Nidoking badly? What if i just wasn’t BORN ready.
I want to use Nidoking some day ;_; But does Nidoking want me….

Day 30: Most Badass Pokemon

Nidoking is one of those Pokemon I didn’t feel I deserved using. I know that sounds really freaken weird and silly, but I dunno. I felt if I were to use Nidoking, I should use him RIGHT. He just looked so cool and threatening and freaken STAB EARTHQUAKE UGGHDFG

I think it was also because I was so stingy about stones in the past so i was scared to use a moon stone and then regret my choice, like what if I trained a Nidoking badly? What if i just wasn’t BORN ready.

I want to use Nidoking some day ;_; But does Nidoking want me….

Day 29: Scariest Pokemon
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY SWEET DARLING SOUPPY. Eleven years of being OTP! How funny that our anniversary lands on a Pokemon that really really really bothers me.
I didn’t actually mind Parasect until I was alerted by Spacemouse that when it evolves the mushroom basically sucks the life out of the host. I guess that’s why it has those lifeless eyes, but I just think that’s so awful and frightening ;___; You evolve your Paras by killing the poor thing.  Does it know when it evolves, it’s going to die? Does that mean the Paras in that one Pokemon episode was consciously sacrificing itself to save the town? The mushrooms just take over and become this big parasitic mushroom. I hate it so much, it frightens me. I remember seeing documentaries about parasites invading ants and other insects, and seeing them lose their shit. I can’t believe that happens, and that bothers me way more than the whole “THIS LIVING GHOST BLIMP TAKES CHILDREN AND FLIES AWAY” and “THIS POKEMON USED TO BE A LIVING PERSON AND CRIES A LOT CARRYING ITS MORTAL FACE” because Parasect actually freaken happens in nature. 

Day 29: Scariest Pokemon

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY SWEET DARLING SOUPPY. Eleven years of being OTP! How funny that our anniversary lands on a Pokemon that really really really bothers me.

I didn’t actually mind Parasect until I was alerted by Spacemouse that when it evolves the mushroom basically sucks the life out of the host. I guess that’s why it has those lifeless eyes, but I just think that’s so awful and frightening ;___; You evolve your Paras by killing the poor thing.  Does it know when it evolves, it’s going to die? Does that mean the Paras in that one Pokemon episode was consciously sacrificing itself to save the town? The mushrooms just take over and become this big parasitic mushroom. I hate it so much, it frightens me. I remember seeing documentaries about parasites invading ants and other insects, and seeing them lose their shit. I can’t believe that happens, and that bothers me way more than the whole “THIS LIVING GHOST BLIMP TAKES CHILDREN AND FLIES AWAY” and “THIS POKEMON USED TO BE A LIVING PERSON AND CRIES A LOT CARRYING ITS MORTAL FACE” because Parasect actually freaken happens in nature. 

Day 28: Cutest Pokemon
I have to admit the main reason I was late in posting this update was because I literally had no clue what I was going to put for this.  There’s so many adorable Pokemon I’ve drawn already and I don’t really want to repeat any answer! My answer for this would have been Sheimi in all honesty, and I have to admit Sheimi was in this slot for a while, but I struggled to pick a favourite legendary because I knew deep inside Sheimi was number one for me. So I moved Sheimi to favourite legendary only to.. put me in a position where I had to pick something that wasn’t used already. Can’t use Togepi, Jigglypuff, etc..
And then I remembered Vanillite.
What a silly-looking thing. I LOVE it. It’s so cute and so silly and just.. IT’S A LITTLE LIVE ICE CREAM THAT HAS A CUTE CRY AND IT’S JUST SUPER CUTE. Ice types get such a short end of the stick most of the time and it was nice seeing such an adorable little ice type. I remember coming across a Vanillite hoard battle and it was the first time I ever saw this Pokemon because I didn’t play Gen 5, but aaawwwwwwwwww little precious thing. 
Vanilla and strawberry ice cream!
.. Such a shame it evolves into such an ugly thing. I dunno I’m sure it’s just me, but I’m not a big fan of multi-head Pokemon. They seem visually unappealing to me and it seems in a lot of cases the heads fight with each other or have some eternal battle with each other. But there’s no way to go about it since they’re just.. stuck like that. What a HEADACHE *badum-tish*

Day 28: Cutest Pokemon

I have to admit the main reason I was late in posting this update was because I literally had no clue what I was going to put for this.  There’s so many adorable Pokemon I’ve drawn already and I don’t really want to repeat any answer! My answer for this would have been Sheimi in all honesty, and I have to admit Sheimi was in this slot for a while, but I struggled to pick a favourite legendary because I knew deep inside Sheimi was number one for me. So I moved Sheimi to favourite legendary only to.. put me in a position where I had to pick something that wasn’t used already. Can’t use Togepi, Jigglypuff, etc..

And then I remembered Vanillite.

What a silly-looking thing. I LOVE it. It’s so cute and so silly and just.. IT’S A LITTLE LIVE ICE CREAM THAT HAS A CUTE CRY AND IT’S JUST SUPER CUTE. Ice types get such a short end of the stick most of the time and it was nice seeing such an adorable little ice type. I remember coming across a Vanillite hoard battle and it was the first time I ever saw this Pokemon because I didn’t play Gen 5, but aaawwwwwwwwww little precious thing. 

Vanilla and strawberry ice cream!

.. Such a shame it evolves into such an ugly thing. I dunno I’m sure it’s just me, but I’m not a big fan of multi-head Pokemon. They seem visually unappealing to me and it seems in a lot of cases the heads fight with each other or have some eternal battle with each other. But there’s no way to go about it since they’re just.. stuck like that. What a HEADACHE *badum-tish*

Day 27: Coolest Pokemon
I guess I’m picking it for design but just SEEING IT scares me. It’s just one of those Pokemon that would show up and intimidate me like I would be scared of making a mistake and getting thrashed by it. I dig its design very much. So angry!

Day 27: Coolest Pokemon

I guess I’m picking it for design but just SEEING IT scares me. It’s just one of those Pokemon that would show up and intimidate me like I would be scared of making a mistake and getting thrashed by it. I dig its design very much. So angry!

Day 26: Favourite Starter
Squirtle was the only reason I got into Pokemon.
I wouldn’t have bothered otherwise! I used to see the ads for Red/Blue play in commercials and I didn’t pay much mind to it, if anything I found it annoying because of how often it played and also because they all looked kind of ugly to me. I dunno, I was a bit more “ehhh” about “japanese” stuff back in the day, like certain habits with the style like the triangle mouths and the sweatdrops and such. I remember watching an episode of Sailor Moon and disliking it because of some dumb point to prove as a self-proclaimed angry 10yo tomboy. I was very fickle with shows back in the day. But I digress, I basically just had no interest in Pokemon.
Until my brother mentioned Squirtle.
“Hey there’s a cartoon starting in a few days that has this really cute turtle, it has a squirrel tail I think? But it’s a turtle! I’m sure you’ll like it”
I was instantly interested.
I was obsessed with turtles back then. I would draw them, write about them, I even owned some turtles. They were my favourite animal and I was pretty obnoxious with letting everyone know that. I still remember having to write a paper about a “turtle man” in school, like I saw a documentary on TV about a man who was called the “turtle man” and I would subject one of my oldest friends to proofreading all my stupid turtle-related essays. My teacher noticed I always picked my one friend to proofread all my essays when students had to pair up. So she (or he? God I don’t remember) forced me to pair up with someone else and give them the essay. My friend was used to my crazy dumb obsession with Sonic and turtles, but nobody else was. I still remember the kid that was picked saying out loud “TURTLE MAN?” and people laughing at me and I was embarrassed and furious and IT SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER THE WORST MOST TRIVIAL THINGS HUH
like how i can’t think about turtles for too long anymore without getting tear-filled upset because.. remember those turtles I mentioned that I owned? They starved to death in a box. Because I forgot to feed them. I assumed the turtles were hibernating because they refused to eat, and I guess I forgot to check on them once in a while and.. one day I remembered to take them out with my brother and they were rock-solid dead. OH BOY OH BOY HOW UPSET IT MAKES ME, so much guilt. I mean I even talked to a doctor about this and she even said that it’s weird for me to beat myself up about it, i was like nine or ten or something. I was a dumb kid who shoulda had supervision when it came to the turtles. My parents shoulda been paying attention as well. I felt it was up to just my brother and I to care for them. But it still makes me feel really freaken bad. And it kinda sucks that that ruined my entire adoration of turtles.
Man I still remember quite recently, like last year? We were watching Iron Chef and it was a special episode where he had his three favourite foods I believe? And one of them was turtle. And I literally cried like full-on crying for like an hour. Like heaving crying, and Souppy turned off the episode RIGHT when he showed the turtles, like we didn’t even see the whole episode! But I just flipped my shit at that.
ANYWAY POINT IS I REALLY REALLY LOVE(D) TURTLES
and so I watched the first episode of Pokemon because I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS TURTLE MY BROTHER WAS TALKING ABOUT. I saw it in the opening and I was freaken PUMPED. Like HOLY SHIT IT’S A CUTE TURTLE
LOOK AT THE CUTE TURTLE RUN UP TO ASH AND HAVE THEM MAKE THAT STUPID TRIANGLE-SMILING MOUTH THAT I HATED AS A KID. I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE TRIANGLE-SMILING MOUTH BECAUSE IT IS AN ADORABLE TURTLE RUNNING UP TO THEM I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S THE MAIN CHARACTER
MAN
MY BROTHER TOLD ME IT WAS GONNA BE THE MAIN CHARACTER
SO MUCH ANGER WHEN ASH OPENED THE SQUIRTLE POKEBALL AND IT WASN’T IN THERE
WHO TOOK MY SQUIRTLE
WHO FOUND MY SQUIRTLE
WHAT A RIP
Had to wait until SQUIRTLE SQUAD to see the entire reason I was watching the show. But by then I was hooked, and I got Pokemon Blue. And got Squirtle. And it was level 70 by like the eighth gym and everything else was level 30. Because I was a kid.
.. level 70 as a Blastoise of course. Souppy didn’t even evolve his Squirtle. Who doesn’t evolve his Squirtle?!?!??!?!? “Because it is cuter that way” GET OUT ASH
If it wasn’t for Squirtle, I wouldn’t be talking about pokemon. It is the toppest bro.
here comes the squirtle squad

Day 26: Favourite Starter

Squirtle was the only reason I got into Pokemon.

I wouldn’t have bothered otherwise! I used to see the ads for Red/Blue play in commercials and I didn’t pay much mind to it, if anything I found it annoying because of how often it played and also because they all looked kind of ugly to me. I dunno, I was a bit more “ehhh” about “japanese” stuff back in the day, like certain habits with the style like the triangle mouths and the sweatdrops and such. I remember watching an episode of Sailor Moon and disliking it because of some dumb point to prove as a self-proclaimed angry 10yo tomboy. I was very fickle with shows back in the day. But I digress, I basically just had no interest in Pokemon.

Until my brother mentioned Squirtle.

“Hey there’s a cartoon starting in a few days that has this really cute turtle, it has a squirrel tail I think? But it’s a turtle! I’m sure you’ll like it”

I was instantly interested.

I was obsessed with turtles back then. I would draw them, write about them, I even owned some turtles. They were my favourite animal and I was pretty obnoxious with letting everyone know that. I still remember having to write a paper about a “turtle man” in school, like I saw a documentary on TV about a man who was called the “turtle man” and I would subject one of my oldest friends to proofreading all my stupid turtle-related essays. My teacher noticed I always picked my one friend to proofread all my essays when students had to pair up. So she (or he? God I don’t remember) forced me to pair up with someone else and give them the essay. My friend was used to my crazy dumb obsession with Sonic and turtles, but nobody else was. I still remember the kid that was picked saying out loud “TURTLE MAN?” and people laughing at me and I was embarrassed and furious and IT SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER THE WORST MOST TRIVIAL THINGS HUH

like how i can’t think about turtles for too long anymore without getting tear-filled upset because.. remember those turtles I mentioned that I owned? They starved to death in a box. Because I forgot to feed them. I assumed the turtles were hibernating because they refused to eat, and I guess I forgot to check on them once in a while and.. one day I remembered to take them out with my brother and they were rock-solid dead. OH BOY OH BOY HOW UPSET IT MAKES ME, so much guilt. I mean I even talked to a doctor about this and she even said that it’s weird for me to beat myself up about it, i was like nine or ten or something. I was a dumb kid who shoulda had supervision when it came to the turtles. My parents shoulda been paying attention as well. I felt it was up to just my brother and I to care for them. But it still makes me feel really freaken bad. And it kinda sucks that that ruined my entire adoration of turtles.

Man I still remember quite recently, like last year? We were watching Iron Chef and it was a special episode where he had his three favourite foods I believe? And one of them was turtle. And I literally cried like full-on crying for like an hour. Like heaving crying, and Souppy turned off the episode RIGHT when he showed the turtles, like we didn’t even see the whole episode! But I just flipped my shit at that.

ANYWAY POINT IS I REALLY REALLY LOVE(D) TURTLES

and so I watched the first episode of Pokemon because I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS TURTLE MY BROTHER WAS TALKING ABOUT. I saw it in the opening and I was freaken PUMPED. Like HOLY SHIT IT’S A CUTE TURTLE

LOOK AT THE CUTE TURTLE RUN UP TO ASH AND HAVE THEM MAKE THAT STUPID TRIANGLE-SMILING MOUTH THAT I HATED AS A KID. I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE TRIANGLE-SMILING MOUTH BECAUSE IT IS AN ADORABLE TURTLE RUNNING UP TO THEM I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S THE MAIN CHARACTER

MAN

MY BROTHER TOLD ME IT WAS GONNA BE THE MAIN CHARACTER

SO MUCH ANGER WHEN ASH OPENED THE SQUIRTLE POKEBALL AND IT WASN’T IN THERE

WHO TOOK MY SQUIRTLE

WHO FOUND MY SQUIRTLE

WHAT A RIP

Had to wait until SQUIRTLE SQUAD to see the entire reason I was watching the show. But by then I was hooked, and I got Pokemon Blue. And got Squirtle. And it was level 70 by like the eighth gym and everything else was level 30. Because I was a kid.

.. level 70 as a Blastoise of course. Souppy didn’t even evolve his Squirtle. Who doesn’t evolve his Squirtle?!?!??!?!? “Because it is cuter that way” GET OUT ASH

If it wasn’t for Squirtle, I wouldn’t be talking about pokemon. It is the toppest bro.

here comes the squirtle squad

Day 25: Favourite Legendary
Oh man do I love sheimi 
I always call it sheimi for some reason, I guess that was the japanese spelling of it before we got to find out what it was called in english? And then we found out, but I find “shaymin” kinda.. ehhhhhhhhhh. BUT I’M DIGRESSING.
Hands down my favourite legendary of all time. OF ALL TIME. It’s the cutest design and so flowery and IT’S A HEDGEHOG. UGH HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH THAT 

I can’t describe, just everything about it is adorable and I can’t stand it I love it so much

Day 25: Favourite Legendary

Oh man do I love sheimi 

I always call it sheimi for some reason, I guess that was the japanese spelling of it before we got to find out what it was called in english? And then we found out, but I find “shaymin” kinda.. ehhhhhhhhhh. BUT I’M DIGRESSING.

Hands down my favourite legendary of all time. OF ALL TIME. It’s the cutest design and so flowery and IT’S A HEDGEHOG. UGH HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH THAT 

I can’t describe, just everything about it is adorable and I can’t stand it I love it so much