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Looking Back: PokemonOh man...I haven't written one of these in a while...So yeah, at the end of my last one, I said I'd be taking a look at a game that involved "a certain yellow rat". I'm sure everyone guessed I meant Pokemon, and I did. In this episode, I'm going to be taking a look back at Pokemon and how it has influenced my life.Pokemon was one of the first few video games I ever got a chance to play. I did not own a Gameboy back then, but a friend allowed me to borrow his gameboy and his copies of Red and Blue. I remember I would sit and play for hours, just playing that first area (from Pallet to Mt. Moon), trying to catch them all. I always started with Squirtle...ALWAYS.When I first loaded up Pokemon Blue version (the first version I ever played), it loaded up with Squirtle right there on the screen. I squealed at how cute it was (remember, back then, I wasn't allowed to "enjoy cute things") and immediately jumped into the game. I remember loading the game up and seeing the name selection scree
Poke Saga - Between Life and Death - C3Chapter 3"Mama!" I shouted as I threw the door open to the house. I had forgotten how different this house was from our last one, and that meant the fact that my Mom was no longer halfway across the house when I came in, what with the living room being right there at the door and all."Serena?" Mom turned from her TV. "So, you're back from your trip with the other kids? What did you all end up doing?""We just went to the next town and met a couple of other kids." I pulled out the letter. "The local Professor said I needed to give this to you.""Oh? You met him?" Mom asked as she took the letter.I shook my head. "No, one of the other kids had the letter."Mom opened the letter. "Well, let's see what we have here." She pulled out the paper inside and opened it up. "Wow...impressive handwriting." I rolled my eyes as she read over it silently. "I see, so it's a request." She turned to me. "So, he claims you have a Pokemon now?"I nodded and held up Fennekin's pokeball. "I'm naming him J