links, notes and handy tools
Use this Hangman Helper. (the other one closed lol coz..... reasons)
Use this Price Check. remember about inflation and item market changes... actually just use stonks lol
Use this Map. some of the thingymabobs have the same location on the site, so pay attention.
Use this magic bagvalue Tool Thingy to figure out what is worth selling.
Use this Royal Tunnel Helper
Use this Help Subforum to see the FAQs and search help threads
Use this Royal Tunnel Simulator to practise the noobtrap.
The Wiki is here and also under the community tab
Check this Evo Guide for how to evolve mons
BoomBoy is currently hunting Krabby.
Hunt started: 12/05/2022
Hunt started: 12/05/2022
[X] #1 - 1 year premium paid for without RL money
[X] #2 - Kalos Certificate to get that Mega Diancie :)
[..] #3 - full Kalos shiny dex inc. legends somewhere on my profile there should be a progress for this
[..] #4 -
[X] #5 - Officially become a not-noob (get all the badges)
[..] #6 - get Chespinking onto the ranklist its a long long way to go.... why dont you click him now :')
(basically for next July 1st - I try to set these every summer)
[..] #1 - chain 1000 on hangman
[X] #2 - another set of 8k nuggies for another year of premium
[..] #3 - Shiny Mega Gardevoir and Shiny Mega Gallade. these would be my first SMs, im very excited!
[X] #4 - Chespinking to level 3500. he'll be in my party, why dont you give him a berry?
ima probably add more here
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Registration: 10/02/2019 (3 Years ago)
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#502: its very rude to ask how old a hedge is to its face, so you have to use Hooper's Rule, which is where you count the number of tree/bush species in a 30-yard square and multiply by 110 to get the age of the hedge in years. we can all agree its absolute nonsense. wikipedia lists the "caveats" which include planted hedges, hedges in the centre and north of england, particularly old hedges, particularly young hedges, hedges with elm trees, pleached hedges and so on. it was created by and named after Max Hooper who wrote a page-turning epic entitled simply "hedges". he claimed that it was only out by a couple centuries or so but if it only works between the ages of 200 and 1000 then a couple centuries is like saying "six ants, give or take a colony or two". more on hooper in the comments.
Rowan Quest List
Zellane is collecting a list of Rowan quests to feed.
50 hungry quest pokemon on the list so far!
Clicklist by Leveia or Clicklist by Boomboy
If you have a Quest pokemon that isn’t on the list or know someone that does, please post the pokemon link in Zellane’s previous feed for people to feed.
Tips for Beating Oak
Hangman Helper by Solipse.
Click here to Share the feed!
#501: hedgelaying (or pleaching) is the process of basically laying a vertical hedgerow on its side so that it grows new shoots. the stem ("pleach") of the hedge is cut on one side but a thickness of sapwood is left to keep the pleach and leaves alive. the top part of the pleach is basically pushed over by between 30 and 90 degrees so the entire hedge is laying on its side. new shoots go up from the incision point and grow new branches. this means the hedge keeps as thick and tangled as possible, without growing too tall and leggy. this was initially a practice for keeping hedges thick enough for sheep to not fit through ("stockproof"). [ctd in comments]
in commemoration of five hundred beautiful facts, today is a double issue, containing twice the facts, twice the fun and for only 2.5x the price!! refer to the comments for details :D
Week #20: Hedges! huh, its also week 20.
#500: if you took all the hedges in england and layed them end to end, they would stretch to the moon and... most of the way back... in the 30s it would have been able to do 3 and a half trips to the moon but unfortunately for all the hedgehogs, the government thought it was more efficient to have fewer, larger fields for growing stuff in, so the majority of hedges were torn down. nowadays we understand the full ramifications of hedge-removal :)
#499: the word ok is short for Ole Kurreck ("all correct"), which started around in boston, along with other intentionally bad spellings like oll wright (OW) and gone to texas (GT). the origin of the thumbs up is unknown - many think it originates in ancient roman amphitheatres, where you would show your support for a gladiator by raising your thumb and vice versa, but texts have been quite ambiguous and in some cases contradictory, so it is unknown. one study by some guy called Coon found that apes in gibraltar use the same gesture, and therefore hypothesised that it is a celebration of sorts of having opposable thumbs, although it is more likely that the apes were imitating humans.
#498: the word owl (from middle english oule "oolay") is actually onomatopoeia for owls. similarly, laugh (from middle english laughen - related to german lachen) is onomatopoeia.
#497: one of Jack Foley's first things was that he could walk with just himself and a cane and make it sound like 3 or 4 people were walking, by stepping asynchronously. on his deathbed, he reckoned he walked 5000 miles in total for movies, although whether this counted going to the shops to get the pistachios to squish or not, who knows. good ol' Jack is also responsible for the very first tarzan call, although the evidence is a little dubious because apparently they didnt bother to record these things.
#496: the sound designer for the olympics in 2012 was Dennis Baxter. yes, sound designer. he went around putting microphones in cool places so that all the billions all over the world feel the tension and stuff - so like on the end of the balance beams. no audience member would hear the creaking of the beam but the home viewers did. for archery, they have a mic on the target, a mic next to the archer, and a mic in the feather of the arrow so as it hits the target, you hear the bdoing-oing-oing. dennis baxter also sfx-designed quite a few boat (rowing) races. in real life, all you would actually hear is the sound of helicopters and support boats, but baxter went out before every competition to record himself rowing in the calm, and overlayed it in real time on the broadcast.
[sound effects week] in the terminator theres this scene where this cyborg walks through this desolate land and the ambience is someone going "whoosh" and the sound of the skulls being crushed is crushing pistachio nuts.
you know how pistachio shells are open at one and and hinged at the other? if you just squeeze the open end the hinge just snaps because of the lever thingy. pretty useful and much less finger paining.
so go give it a subscribe, so you get notified every time a meme drops!
#495: the Wilhelm Scream is probably the most well known sound effect, having appeared in over 100 films. it was recorded in 1951 for the movie distant drums but was most notably used in 1953 in the charge at feather river, when private wilhelm gets shot of his horse and screams. although it was meant to be a blood-curdling scream, it has turned into almost a comedy being used in all sorts of scenarios, from seven star wars films, to indiana jones, to toy story, to GTA5! next time you watch a movie, listen closely for it...
#494: the chief sound designer for the tennis film King Richard was Richard King. they had a side actor (the "tennis racket stringer"?) called Jeffrey Ibatuan (as in, "i bet you won"? xD too tenuous?) and a carpenter called James Crane (carpenters use cranes... right...)
Week #19: Sound Effects
#493: Foley is the semi-slangy term for the reproduction of everyday sound in media (ie sound design), which is named after Jack Foley, who created a method of adding sound effects to things, live, as they happened. there was a movie about him in which they demonstrated how the sound of stepping on skulls was produced by squishing fruit, but they produced their own sound for the fruit-squishing scene in post-production. thats meta.
#492: serena and venus williams' dad (of whom there is a movie about) initially discouraged them from becoming professional because of how much negativity there was around but then he saw that they earned so-and-so much and made a 78-page manual on how to become good at tennis :P he paid young local children to laugh and jeer at them as they played in public so they could get used to the negativity. there are some people out there now with an anecdote "i was paid to jeer at venus and serena williams as a child" xD venus filed a lawsuit against tennis people (idk who makes rules) when she was 14 because her sister was old enough but she wasnt. in an interview from when she was 11, she said she wanted to either be a tennis player, an archaeologist, or an astronaught to jupiter. and guess what - both williamses own property in jupiter, florida!
#491: the largest-oldest collection of stained glass is in the Sainte-Chapelle in paris. i dont know what the exact metric is but its pretty old (the church is from the 1240s, the glass from 1242-1248, plus some more from the 15th century) and there is a lot of stained glass. the oldest complete stained glass is in the Augsburg Cathedral in bavaria, dating from the 11th century. in the UK, during the reformation, many stained glass windows were removed for some reason or another, so there is much less medieval stained glass around. an estimated half of it is all in york minster, including the famous Great East Window, which is the size of a tennis court and constructed of 311 panels.
#490: David Hockney drew the design for a recently-added window in westminster abbey (the largest there). he couldnt be bothered to go to the uk and do it himself so he drew it on the ipad and sent that in. ill be honest, it looks like a 6-year-old's homemade christmas card. this reminds me of when he designed a platform design for piccadilly circus tube station and when he drew a 2-minute animation (literally in the morning while eating breakfast - no, really) which was displayed every evening for a whole year on massive digital billboards in Times Square (NYC), Seoul, Tokyo, London and LA.
#489: Mary Lowndes was a stained glass artist and big arts-n-crafts-er who did many of the windows at Westminster Palace. she was also a big suffragette and participated in the mud march in 1907, where women from all round the country came to hyde park and marched through the mud to campaign for womens suffrage. she designed and produced many of the banners that were paraded through london, and wrote a guidebook on how to create your own, using ideas of colour theory. and in full circular fashion, the mud march is featured as a stained glass scene in window #4 in westminster palace!! (installed 2002) she is also featured in a memorial in parliament square, london.
about me :D
Awesome - Jedi knight - Chespin lover - Pro - Absolute idiot - Overuser of "lol" and "xD" - Nerd
I like Pokémon (well, duh), Star Wars, Lego, Chespin, Art (a bit), Spriting, Coding, Trains (Choo-Choo!), music, nerding out about junk (the more useless the better) and NOT sport. (and any combination of the above :P)
the world is at peace when you have a banana
missing ones also appreciated for my dex
Avatar credits: me lol. if you think you can do a better one, pleeeaaase palpad me xD
(If you are gonna contact me, make it worth my time
Also, if you friend me, it is highly likely i will not friend you back, unless you bribe me with Chespin Plushies)
first shiny leggy, Vincent
i could go on, but there is a limit lol
Progress and stuff
SM Gardevoir and Gallade
decided to give up collecting gems, theyre way too expensive
i have 62 of 117 Kalos Shinies