I had a sleeping schedule I was happy with but I’ve gone and messed
it up again.
So I’m still making my way through the Swedish course, doing a
little bit every day. I’m afraid that doing too much at once would
result in me not retaining much of it (my memory is unfortunately
really terrible anyway, though—I think because of depression). It’s
been about thirty weeks since I started, and I’m almost halfway
through the course. I think I’m going to do Dutch next, and then
maybe Scottish Gaelic. I’m hopeful that Swedish will give me a
grasp on all of the North Germanic languages, and that Dutch will
give me a grasp on the rest of our branch of the family. It’s hard
to not want to just learn every language all at once, though.
Just bought my 15th Dark Ponyta egg in the hope of finally getting
my first shiny Emera Pokémon.
Happy Halloween, everybody!
I am trying once again to SOS chain the shiny nighttime werewolf in
Ultra Sun. Clearly, my sanity is slipping.
It’s driving me nuts that no one can explain why the Celtic
languages use the Latin alphabet so weirdly when literally no other
language does. People try to dismiss the question by saying “it
seems weird to you because you’re not used to it”, but that’s bs,
because literally ANY other language that’s written in the Latin
alphabet, whether it’s from elsewhere in Europe, Africa, Asia,
Oceania, or the Americas, is something that anyone who’s never seen
it before could guess at the pronunciation of and get pretty close
to if they’re just familiar with the Latin alphabet (assuming
they’re not trying to compare it to a Celtic language), but there’s
just no point in even trying to guess at the pronunciation of a
Celtic language, because no familiarity with the Latin alphabet
will help you figure it out. It won’t give you any hints. It may as
well be written with a different writing system entirely—say,
Cyrillic—because it wouldn’t make any difference.
Does anyone know why an Everstone would prevent evolution? It just
looks like a plain rock. What is it supposed to be? I’ve been
playing Pokémon since I was 5 and just now thought to question
I’m just stuck in despair and can’t make myself do what I need to
to go to sleep.
This was supposed to be the best month, but it’s been so rough.
It’s very frustrating not being able to tell if something I’m
reading is referring to an Elbe Germanic language descended from
Old High German or an Ingvaeonic language descended from Old Saxon,
just because people have insisted on referring to the language
descended from Old Saxon as “Low German”. Why can’t we just refer
to languages descended from Old High German as German and languages
descended from Old Saxon as Saxon? Surely the Dutch names are
better and would lead to a lot less confusion. If we just called it
“Low Saxon”, I don’t think we’d get anyone making the huge mistake
of considering it a dialect of the language we now refer to as
Is that big forum post showing a bunch of users’ verified trick or
treating info going to be back again this year?
I really hope the next event plushies will be ones I don’t have
One of my favorite bands is releasing their new album tomorrow, so
I should be excited about that, but I’m actually nervous and
disappointed because the audio quality was really terrible on the
two singles they’ve already released from it—I have no idea why
such production choices were made. And it’s been a really hard day
for other reasons. And I think I’m going to have permanent damage
to my leg from that brown recluse bite—and that’s not one of the
reasons today has been hard, either.
Would anyone happen to be looking to sell a Mega Autumn Alakazam or
a Magearna (Ultra Ball)? Or a mega-able Autumn Kadabra/Alakazam or
a voucher for that Magearna form. I’d like to buy them, if so.
Does anyone have any recommendations for what I should do in the
Black 2 postgame?
I’m playing through Black 2 right now, and, somehow, my little
Fraxure just outsped and OHKO’d Drayden’s Haxorus without even
getting a crit. I’m very proud of my little buddy.
Well, I might be doomed. Got bit by a brown recluse, have had a lot
of anxiety waiting to see if I’m going to die because of it,
exercised a lot to cope with that anxiety, and just now discovered
that I was supposed to “Avoid any strenuous activity because this
can spread the spider's venom in the skin.”
Okay, so I was under the impression that Roar would end the battle
if a wild Pokémon used it on you, but now I’m hearing that it might
only switch your Pokémon, which would be fine and wouldn’t break an
SOS chain, so I’m going after Houndoom now to find out for myself.
SOS chaining Rockruff is difficult because of Sand Attack
shenanigans. I think it’s still possible, though. I’ve pretty much
given up on that shiny Midnight Lycanroc, and definitely had to
give up my hope for a shiny Houndoom because of the unfortunate
discovery that it knows Roar, which hurts. But I did manage to get
a shiny Alolan Meowth as the first one I’ve ever successfully
hunted. I’ve caught twenty shinies now, but the others were just