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I continued through the deeper parts of Mt. Moon, battling more of the shady guys wearing all black. A few of them mumbled things about getting fossils from some nerd, but I really just wanted to get out of Mt. Moon as fast as possible. I alternated between each of my team members as I battled, making sure to spread the experience around. Unfortunately, Capo managed to get the most and ended up at level 17 before I just put him back in his Pokeball.

I was beginning to wonder if I was anywhere close to the end of the cave, when I reached a fairly open area.

"Hey, stop right there!" I heard someone shout. I looked to my left and saw a greasy, stereotypical creepy nerd. "Those fossils are mine! I found them, and they’re mine! I don’t care what those Rocket peons told you!"

I stared at him like he was nuts. “What on earth are you even talking about?” I asked. I looked at the ground around me and didn’t see anything even resembling fossils.

"Over there!" the guy said, pointing up ahead. There was a small pile of stones (a few of them were broken in places, revealing some nice looking gems) just up ahead.

I walked over to the pile of stones, ignoring the protests of the creepy guy, and looked a bit more closely. At the very top of the pile were two stones that were certainly fossils. Although, one just looked like a smooth portion of rock, it was fairly separate from the stone surrounding it.

"What do you think you’re doing! Don’t you dare touch those fossils! You’ll get your girl germs all over them!"

My head snapped around, and I shot a glare at the guy. If he had anything more to say, he choked on it. He adjusted his classes, and looked like he was starting to sweat (although he was already fairly sweaty.)

"Look, guy," I said, standing up and facing him fully. "I don’t care about your crummy fossils, I just want to get out of this darn mountain and go to Cerulean before it gets too dark outside. I’d rather not spend the night camping in a damp and creepy cave."

"Buh….but," he stuttered, "you can’t disturb my fossils, so just go back to the Pewter side and clime over….okay?"

I slapped my own forehead. “No, dude, no. It will take days to hike over the dang mountain, and I don’t have the right equipment.” He was making this more difficult than it needed to be. “Just let me go past so I can make it to Cerulean in time for dinner, alright?”

"NO!" he shouted. He reached for his belt and grabbed a Pokeball.

"Oh, jeeze, we’re gonna do this the hard way, aren’t we?" I sighed towards the ceiling, frustrated with this guy. I was already sore enough from trying to find the exit to the cave. I really just wanted a warm bed and a hot meal.

Nevertheless, I complied. “Ocarina, can you just…deal with this for me?” I asked. “Please?”

"Pii!" Ocarina chirruped. She turned toward the nerd guy.

"Go, Grimey!" he sent out a Grimer.

"Ocarina, just use Thundershock on it until it faints," I said. I looked around for a decently sized boulder. "I need to sit down, my legs are killing me."

Ocarina obeyed, and simply kept zapping the Grimer no matter what it tried to do. Eventually it just kept using Harden, which didn’t do any good considering that Thundershock is a special move, not a physical one. In no time, the Grimer was defeated, and immediately followed by a Koffing.

"Keep doing what you’re doing, Ocarina, it’s working." I gave up trying to find a boulder and just sat on the floor, leaning against the wall.

Again, Ocarina did exactly what she was supposed to do. The Koffing managed to poison her, which was definitely bad, but she dispatched the Koffing with even more ease than the Grimer.

"Shoot," said the nerd. "That Pikachu is better than I thought…"

"Piikaa!" Ocarina said. She was clearly in pain from the poisoning, though.

I pulled Forte’s Pokeball out of my bag. “Come on back, Ocarina. Forte can handle whatever this guy has to offer. I want to get you healed up.”

I released Forte from her ball, and Ocarina trotted over to where I was sitting. I patted Ocarina’s head.

"Last resort." The nerd reached for his belt again and sent out a Voltorb. "You can do it!"

Forte looked at the Voltorb, then back at me as if to say “really?” I shrugged. “Just get rid of it,” I said. “It’s not like it’s anything you can’t handle.”

Forte nodded, and used Karate Chop. A small crack appeared on the top of the Voltorb. Perhaps fearful that it might actually break in half (I became morbidly curious as to what the inside of a Voltorb looked like), the nerd returned Voltorb to it’s Pokeball.

"Alright, alright, you win!" he said. "Go ahead, go ahead, just please, don’t hurt my Pokemon any more!" He was sobbing.

I pushed myself up off of the floor with some effort. “Thank you,” I sighed. I returned Forte to her Pokeball and turned to Ocarina. “You okay, ‘Rina?” She nodded, although she still looked like she was in a bit of pain. I fished an Antidote out of my bag and gave it to her. She perked up almost immediately. “There we go.”

I returned Ocarina to her Pokeball as well, and made my way towards the pile of rocks. “I’ll just take this,” I said, scooping up a fossil that had a helix-shaped shell in it. “As payment for the trouble that you caused me.”

The nerd began sobbing harder than before, and I stepped over the pile of rocks, shoving the fossil into my bag. I could smell fresh air, so I figured I was probably not far from the exit. I saw a ladder nearby, and climbed up. I found myself in a much smaller room, and the exit.

"Thank Umbreon," I mumbled, and finally left the cave.
Fuocoso Reprise Part 8: Colossale

You can follow the live-updates on my Twitter, which will be complete with pictures of what happens. The pictures won’t be the best quality, though, since I’m using my physical cart of FR, not a ROM. 

Anyway, the rules are just the basics: 

1) Only catch the first thing on each route. If you kill it, you’re out of luck.
     ———Dupes Clause (aka no repeat captures. If my first encounter is a Pidgey, but I already have a Pidgey, I can move on to the next encounter)
     ———-Shiny clause (if I find a shiny I CAN and SHOULD catch it, although I probably won’t use it.
2) If something faints, it is considered dead and must be placed in the Heaven Box. 
3) Nickname everything. 
    ————Naming theme is music related things (so, instruments, terminology, notation, genres, etc.)

Like I said, just the basic rules. I should hopefully have some fun with this! :D (Big Grin)

My Twitter: twitter.com/Harulocke
And my Tumblr, where this is also being Posted: harurubells.tumblr.com/

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I left Pewter City after winning the Gym battle against Brock. Most trainers would have stuck around a while to check out the museum, I had seen it on a trip as a kid. Oak had taken a handful of Pallet kids to see the Pewter museum, mainly for their work on reviving Pokemon fossils. It was pretty fascinating, but I didn’t really feel like going again.

So, I left. I made my way to Route 3, allowing Ocarina to have a turn outside of her Pokeball. She easily dispatched most of the trainers on the route, although Dizi and Forte got their fair share as well.

Like pretty much every route in Kanto, this one was very straightforward. After a bit of time, I reached the tall grass, where it would be easier to find a wild Pokemon to add to my team. I was rather displeased when the Pokemon that hopped out to meet me (well, rather, violently attempted to attack Ocarina) was a Spearow. I already had Dizi, so I didn’t need another flying type on my team. Much less one whose level was half that of the rest of the team.

I caught him anyway, and named him Castanets. Spearow’s evolved form, Fearow, is notorious for being fairly strong. And, honestly, rather frightening. With a sigh, I turned and headed back to Pewter City. I needed to heal, anyways, and wanted to place Castanets in the PC storage as insurance. I didn’t want to end up in a bad situation and not have at least one Pokemon in the PC as a potential replacement.

Although it was rather frustrating that I was closer to the Pokemon Center on Route 4 than I had been to Pewter.

Even though I didn’t need to, I healed again in the Pokemon Center on Route 4, right at the entrance to Mt. Moon. There was a shady guy in the Pokemon Center selling Pokemon that he claimed to be “the greatest and strongest Pokemon of all time.” I shook my head and left. I’d rather not buy what was probably a bad deal when there was grass on the other side of Mt Moon.

And so, I entered Mt. Moon. The caves were almost entirely naturally formed, minus a few excavation sites looking for fossils to donate to the Pewter museum. It was one of the few places in Kanto that was actually rather easy to get lost in, too. There were quite a few branching paths that, while easy to backtrack from, could be easily mistaken for the way out.

I was looking around trying to decide whether to go left or right, when something very suddenly and very painfully collided with my face.

I squealed and stepped backwards, nearly falling down. I shook my head and looked at the perpetrator. There was a Zubat lying on the floor, clearly dazed. I pressed a hand to my face in frustration (another flying type, honestly. I would have preferred a Geodude, or even a Paras) and reached for a Pokeball to catch the darn thing.

Bassoon was also placed in the PC, to keep Castanets company.

"This is going to be a long and frustrating cave diving expedition, isn’t it," I mumbled to nobody in particular.

Ocarina nodded.

There were a lot more items laying strewn about Mt. Moon than I thought there would be. So it was nice to know that I at least had that going for me. It was also relatively well lit because of all the fossil excavations. There were also a lot of trainers in Mt. Moon, though. Of course, I wasn’t going to complain about getting experience for my Pokemon. Especially since Capo was so close to evolving.

I went down a few of what I assumed to be dead ends just in search of some free items. I had already found a Star Piece, which could sell for a pretty penny, and even a TM that I could use to teach a move to one of my Pokemon. Although, I was pretty certain that none of my Pokemon could learn Bullet Seed.

Just like the Pokemon Center outside, there were a few shady guys in Mt. Moon, digging around haphazardly in the excavation sites. Any time I’d try to ask one of them what he was up to, he’d freak out and send out his Pokemon to attack me.

I continued through the cave, pocketing some of my treasures, and accepted a few more battles. After a battle against some youngster (who, in my opinion, was a bit too young to have his Trainer’s License), Capo began to shine lightly.

"Capo, are you alright?" I asked.

Capo squeezed his eyes shut as the glowing intensified. A bright, white light enveloped him and he grew very quickly. The light faded, and I was now looking down at a Wartortle that was about half my height.

"Woah," I said.

"Woar," Capo replied. He looked at his hands, which were now tipped in claws.

I knelt down before him and examined his soft, feathery ears and fluffy tail. Stroking his tail, I smiled. “You look fantastic, Capo,” I said. He smiled at me. I had never seen a Pokemon evolve in person before, but it was fantastic. It was incredible seeing Capo standing before me as an entirely new, yet still completely the same, Pokemon.

"Let’s move on, alright?" I said. "I don’t think I can carry you anymore, but it will probably be nice to walk side by side."

"Woaa," Capo replied. I looked at him curiously. He seemed as though he was trying to speak to me without simply saying his name. It was honestly rather adorable.

I smiled again, and together we continued through the cave.
Fuocoso Reprise Part 7: Fortissimo

You can follow the live-updates on my Twitter, which will be complete with pictures of what happens. The pictures won’t be the best quality, though, since I’m using my physical cart of FR, not a ROM. 

Anyway, the rules are just the basics: 

1) Only catch the first thing on each route. If you kill it, you’re out of luck.
     ———Dupes Clause (aka no repeat captures. If my first encounter is a Pidgey, but I already have a Pidgey, I can move on to the next encounter)
     ———-Shiny clause (if I find a shiny I CAN and SHOULD catch it, although I probably won’t use it.
2) If something faints, it is considered dead and must be placed in the Heaven Box. 
3) Nickname everything. 
    ————Naming theme is music related things (so, instruments, terminology, notation, genres, etc.)

Like I said, just the basic rules. I should hopefully have some fun with this! :D (Big Grin)

My Twitter: twitter.com/Harulocke
And my Tumblr, where this is also being Posted: harurubells.tumblr.com/

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I walked through the doors of the Pewter City gym and took a deep breath. I wasn’t particularly nervous, but it was my first Gym Battle. And the first Gym Battle is a very pivotal moment in the lives of many trainers. It’s almost always the easiest Gym, unless you don’t have any type advantage (which, in Kanto, is kind of hard. Unless you started with Charmander and didn’t catch a Mankey. But even then, Charmander can learn Metal Claw, which is super effective).

I handed my Trainer card to the Gym guide. He scanned in my information, checked my Pokedex for my team information, and gestured for me to move forward. I thanked him and took my things back.

Clutching Capo’s Pokeball in one hand and Forte’s in the other, I took another deep breath and gathered my confidence. There was one trainer that I would have to battle before taking on Brock. Capo handled the kid’s Pokemon easily, although for some reason he had a Sandshrew, which is a ground type Pokemon.

"You’re pretty hot," the kid said. "…But not as hot as Brock!"

I grimaced at him “Um…thanks? I guess?” I walked up towards the stone platform that Brock was standing on.

"Yeah, sorry about him," Brock said. "He admires me just a bit too much. But he’s the only Trainer in Pewter City that’s not a bug catcher or someone just passing through."

I nodded in understanding. “I suppose I’d be the same way if I had the opportunity to work with my idol,” I said.

"I wonder if that’s the way it is," Brock wondered out loud. "Anyway, I assume that you’d like to challenge me?"

"Yes!" I clenched my fist in confidence. "I started my journey yesterday morning!"

Brock looked surprised. “You only started yesterday? Are you sure that you’re ready to challenge me?”

"Of course. Don’t underestimate me and my Pokemon!" I gestured toward Capo, who was looking very confident with himself.

"Don’t rely on a type advantage," Brock replied, frowning. "Just because you have an advantage doesn’t guarantee that you will win."

I returned his frown. This was starting to get frustrating. “I may have the type advantage, but I don’t need it. I could win with a Charmander if I wanted.”

Brock sighed and shrugged. “Don’t blame me, then,” he said.

He waved his hand, and the screen on the wall behind him lit up. It showed each of our faces and how many Pokemon we each had. I had four, he had two. He sent out a Geodude, and I ushered Capo forward. Our portraits on the screen were replaced by images of our Pokemon, as well as the HP bar and level of each. We were evenly matched at level 12.

"Capo, start it off with a Bubble!" I shouted. Capo nodded and obliged.

"See, you are relying on a type advantage," Brock said with another sigh. "Geodude, Defense Curl."

Geodude wrapped its arms around itself tightly and watched Capo carefully from the gap between its arms.

I frowned back at him. “Well my only other option is to use Tackle, and that won’t do a darn thing!” I shouted at Brock. He was really getting on my nerves. “Capo, finish it off with another Bubble!”

Brock reached for his belt. For a moment, I thought that he was going to heal Geodude, but he merely grabbed a Pokeball.

"Geodude is unable to battle!" the announcer (who was also the man who checked me in) said. "Capo the Squirtle is the winner!"

Brock returned Geodude to it’s Pokeball and sent out an Onix. The thing was massive.

"Capo, return!" Capo smiled and willingly went into his Pokeball. I held up Forte’s Pokeball, which I had been clutching the entire time I had been in the gym. "Forte, you’re turn!"

"Changing it up, then?" Brock asked. "Although not by much. Mankey still has a type advantage."

"You know what else Forte has?" I asked. What was with this guy, he was just the first Gym leader! It’s not my fault that Rock has so many weaknesses. Besides, it’s smart to use type advantages if you have them! "Forte, Low Kick!"

Forte nodded. There was a fire in her eyes that I had never seen before as she kicked the Onix. It wobbled quite a bit at the force of her kick, but it did not fall down. The monstrosity was three levels higher than her, but I was confident that she would do fine. Especially knowing that with such massive size, also came a pretty hefty weight. I looked at the screen and watched it’s HP bar drop by three-quarters. I smile crept across my face. Forte could do this. She could win it.

"Onix, use Rock Throw!"

The smile left my face and I looked on in horror as the Onix slammed its tail against a rock, shattering it and sending chunks of boulder towards Forte. I stared, wide-eyed, at Forte. The fire in her eyes burned brightly. She was passionate. She jumped, high, and used one of the boulders as leverage to get even higher. I felt blood leave my face as I watched her do a flip mid-air and land on the ground, safely. I glanced back at the screen.

She was still at full HP.

A victorious smile found its way back onto my face, and I looked at Brock, who was even more surprised than I.

"Low Kick," I said.

Forte launched herself at Onix, her foot colliding with where its body met the floor. Onix roared in pain and fell to the ground with a massive thud. The whole building shook. The HP bar on the screen dropped to 0.

"Onix is unable to battle!" the announcer said. "In a flawless victory, Forte and Bells are the winners!"

I jumped up and down a few times before running onto the battlefield and scooping Forte into my arms.

"You were amazing!" I said "I had no idea you could move like that! You’re amazing, Forte!"

"Ukkii ukii uki!" Forte wrapped her long arms around my neck.

"That Mankey of yours is awfully passionate," Brock said, approaching us. "I suppose you did have some strategy beyond type advantage using her. If I’m not mistaken, Mankey should have Karate Chop by that level, which certainly would do more damage based on power. But Low Kick takes advantage of the opponent’s size. It’s naturally the superior choice of move against a large Pokemon such as Onix."

I held out my hand for a handshake. “I told you not to underestimate me,” I said.

Brock shook my hand firmly, then reached into his back pocket. He produced a badge from his pocket and held it out to me. “You deserve this more than I thought you would. Allow it to serve as a reminder of not only your knowledge of type advantages and disadvantages, but also of your superior strategy.”

I accepted the badge and thanked him. I held Forte tightly and pressed my forehead against hers. “We did it, Forte,” I whispered. “You, me, and Capo. We beat our first gym together.”

"You’ll want to be careful in the next gym, though," Brock said. "Misty is much more harsh. While I prefer more defensive Pokemon, she goes on the all-out offensive. And one of her Pokemon is psychic type, so it would be good to keep your Mankey—sorry, Forte—away from that battle unless absolutely necessary."

"Thanks for the advice," I said, turning to leave. "But I don’t need it. I’ve done plenty of research on all of you Gym leaders."

I left the Gym and healed at the Pokemon Center before making my way out of Pewter City. Mount Moon loomed ahead of me, and I wanted to get through there as quickly as I could.
Fuocoso Reprise Part 6: Prima Voca

You can follow the live-updates on my Twitter, which will be complete with pictures of what happens. The pictures won’t be the best quality, though, since I’m using my physical cart of FR, not a ROM. 

Anyway, the rules are just the basics: 

1) Only catch the first thing on each route. If you kill it, you’re out of luck.
     ———Dupes Clause (aka no repeat captures. If my first encounter is a Pidgey, but I already have a Pidgey, I can move on to the next encounter)
     ———-Shiny clause (if I find a shiny I CAN and SHOULD catch it, although I probably won’t use it.
2) If something faints, it is considered dead and must be placed in the Heaven Box. 
3) Nickname everything. 
    ————Naming theme is music related things (so, instruments, terminology, notation, genres, etc.)

Like I said, just the basic rules. I should hopefully have some fun with this! :D (Big Grin)

My Twitter: twitter.com/Harulocke
And my Tumblr, where this is also being Posted: harurubells.tumblr.com/

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I stepped out of the forest and into the dim light of the setting sun. I was glad to have made it to Pewter City on the same day as when I started my journey. I looked at the time on my Pokedex, and decided that it would be best to see about getting a room in the Pokemon Center for the night rather than immediately taking on the Gym.

I was sure that I was ready to take on the Gym, of course. Having both a water type and a fighting type was the best advantage I could have. But I was also sure that my Pokemon were tired from a day full of battling. I didn’t want to make them risk their lives in a Gym battle tonight, so I made a beeline for the Pokemon Center.

"Good evening," said the nurse at the counter. She took my Pokemon and placed their Pokeballs on the machine behind the counter. "Is there anything else you would like?"

"Yes, actually," I replied. "How much is it for a good meal and a room for one night?"

The nurse handed my Pokeballs back to me and checked the computer. “We have one room available for tonight for 80 dollars. Dinner and Breakfast included.”

I nodded and pulled my wallet out of my bag. Although somewhat more expensive than I had been hoping (when I could have gotten away with sleeping on the couch in the Pokemon Center for free), but I couldn’t say no to dinner and breakfast. I handed over the money and she gave me a room key.

"Dinner will be delivered to your room in about an hour," the nurse said, bowing. "Thank you for your patronage."

"No problem," I said. I put my wallet back in my bag and made my way towards the stairs.

Upstairs, I unlocked the door to my room and tossed my bag on the desk next to the bed. I looked out the window and saw the bright lights of the Gym in the distance. I smiled, looking forward to the exciting battle I had ahead of me.

I felt a tug at my sock, and looked down. Capo was looking up at me. I reached down and picked him up.

"See that?" I said, pointing out the window towards the Gym. Capo nodded. "That’s where we’re going tomorrow. It’ll be the first real challenge on our journey."

"Squirtle squirt?" Capo looked at me.

"Don’t worry, Capo." I placed him back on the floor and dug through my bag for some Pokemon food. "With you and Forte, nothing at that Gym can stop us. It’s a rock-type Gym."

Capo smiled. I let the others out of their Pokeballs as well and placed the Pokemon food in a few of the bowls from a shelf next to the desk. It was nice of the Pokemon center to even supply food bowls for Pokemon. I put the two bowls on the floor and watched my Pokemon eat the food happily before flopping down on the bed. I hadn’t realized how tired I was until now.

I dozed off for a while, glad that the first night of my journey was being spent in a real bed rather than out in a sleeping bag. Although I certainly wouldn’t mind sleeping under the stars, the first day is always the most stressful. But I was glad to have made it through with no complications, and the best team I could ask for.

It seemed as though I had only been asleep for a few minutes before someone knocked on my door. I sat up slowly, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes. “Just a sec…” I yawned.

Forte looked from me to the door, then ran over and jumped up to open it. The man behind the door pushing a cart of food looked surprised to see a Mankey open the door.

"Uh, dinnertime," he said.

"Thanks," I replied. I got up, stretching, and took the tray of food off of the cart.

"Breakfast will be here promptly at 9 Am." He bowed his head slightly and walked away.

I pushed the door closed with my foot and took the tray of food to the desk. It smelled pretty delightful. A pot pie and some apple juice, and a mug of hot cocoa for after dinner. I dug in excitedly, while my Pokemon played around the room. Ocarina, Forte, and Capo all seemed to get along really well, while Dizi perched on the desk beside me, preening his feathers.

I smiled at Dizi. He seemed to prefer staying close to me when not in battle. I was happy that he trusted me. I reached over slowly and stroked his feathers. He gently nibbled at my hand in return. Pidgey were usually very timid Pokemon, so it was nice that he was cose to me.

I finished my dinner, and sat on the floor with my back against the bed, drinking my cocoa. Just watching Forte, Ocarina, and Capo play with each other was fun. They seemed to be playing some form of tag, because one of them would always be chasing the others, but who was chasing would occasionally change. After I finished my cocoa, I put the mug on the tray and placed the tray outside my door. I changed into my pajamas, turned off the bedroom light, and climbed into bed.

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The next morning, I changed my clothes and brushed my hair as soon as I woke up. While I was waiting for breakfast to come, I considered how I was going to go about fighting Brock. I knew I wanted to use Capo and Forte, since they both had a type advantage against rock Pokemon. I just wasn’t sure who I would use first.

Breakfast was waffles and a side of fruit with some orange juice.

I couldn’t help but wonder how the Pokemon Center was able to give people meals that are a bit on the expensive side, when all revenue comes from trainers that stay overnight and donations.

After I finished my breakfast, I packed up all of my things and made way for the Gym.
Fuocoso Reprise Part 5: Anacrusis

You can follow the live-updates on my Twitter, which will be complete with pictures of what happens. The pictures won’t be the best quality, though, since I’m using my physical cart of FR, not a ROM. 

Anyway, the rules are just the basics: 

1) Only catch the first thing on each route. If you kill it, you’re out of luck.
     ———Dupes Clause (aka no repeat captures. If my first encounter is a Pidgey, but I already have a Pidgey, I can move on to the next encounter)
     ———-Shiny clause (if I find a shiny I CAN and SHOULD catch it, although I probably won’t use it.
2) If something faints, it is considered dead and must be placed in the Heaven Box. 
3) Nickname everything. 
    ————Naming theme is music related things (so, instruments, terminology, notation, genres, etc.)

Like I said, just the basic rules. I should hopefully have some fun with this! :D (Big Grin)

My Twitter: twitter.com/Harulocke
And my Tumblr, where this is also being Posted: harurubells.tumblr.com/

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Staying near the entrance to Viridian Forest, I had my Pokemon battle wild bugs to level up. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would. In no time, all four of them were level 10.

I patted Forte, the last to reach level 10, on the head. “Great job,” I said. She closed her eyes and enjoyed the petting. Although she seemed to have a bit of a short temper, she was also pretty happy most of the time. I smiled at her and picked her up. “You’re a good girl, Forte.”

"Ukiikii!" she said.

"I think we’re ready to move on," I thought out loud. "There’s just one thing I’d like to do first."

I put Forte back into her Pokeball to rest, and brought out Dizi instead. He ruffled his feathers and stretched a bit before looking at me expectantly. He was used to only coming out of his ball for battles. I smiled guiltily, but motioned for him to sit on my shoulder. Although Dizi seemed somewhat confused, he flitted up and rested on my shoulder, being careful not to dig his talons into me.

I straightened my hat and hurried out of the forest and back to Viridian. Making sure to stop by the Pokemon Center to heal first, I went to the Poke Mart. There was a different clerk on duty now, so I was glad to not have any trouble this time. I quickly bought a handful of Pokeballs, Potions, and 10 Antidotes. I’d heard some horror stories about Weedle before. While the little hairy bugs weren’t a threat on their own, many a trainer had lost their Pokemon to poisoning.

I thanked the clerk, feeling a pang in my chest when I checked and saw that I only had just under 900 dollars left. While it seemed like quite a bit, in reality it would only buy me a couple of potions. Not to mention not being quite enough for a halfway decent meal. I did have to eat, after all.

I made a mental note to never go below 1000 dollars, and left the store.

Viridian Forest isn’t that big. Although you could get lost, the path is so clear that it’s not much of a problem. As long as you stay on the path, you’ll be out of the forest in no time. Although you could cut through the trees and get through to the exit faster, it’s far better to just follow the path (which, by the way, is an almost completely natural path).

And so, we followed the path. There were a few bug catchers along the way, but they were good to battle. Capo was getting to be really good at fighting, and the bugs were truly no match for Dizi and his Gust. I made sure that everyone got a chance to fight, even though I could have gone through using only Dizi.

I had always found bug catchers to be an interesting class of trainers. Licensed just like me, but they chose to catch their own starter with their trusty net. Bug catchers rarely took the League Challenge, and usually chose to just catch and release bugs as a hobby. Fishermen are generally the same, but there is a greater variety of strong fish Pokemon than there is bugs, so fishermen may take the League Challenge.

I admired people who used their favourite type. It’s what Gym Leaders and the Elite Four tended to do. But I wanted to use as many Pokemon as I could. If I happened to get a Dark type Pokemon (which were rare in Kanto) on my team, then that is hella great. But if I don’t, then it’s no big deal.

"Coo…" Dizi’s gentle cooing brought me out of my thoughts about bug catchers.

I looked around, realizing that I had been standing in the same place for a while. Before me was the exit from Viridian Forest. Up ahead was the northern portion of Route 2, and Pewter City.

"Thanks, Dizi," I whispered, blushing at the thought that I had been standing there staring at the exit for who knows how long. "Let’s go check out Pewter City, shall we?"

Dizi cooed again. I smiled at him.
Fuocoso Reprise Part 4: Tempo di Marcia

You can follow the live-updates on my Twitter, which will be complete with pictures of what happens. The pictures won’t be the best quality, though, since I’m using my physical cart of FR, not a ROM. 

Anyway, the rules are just the basics: 

1) Only catch the first thing on each route. If you kill it, you’re out of luck.
     ———Dupes Clause (aka no repeat captures. If my first encounter is a Pidgey, but I already have a Pidgey, I can move on to the next encounter)
     ———-Shiny clause (if I find a shiny I CAN and SHOULD catch it, although I probably won’t use it.
2) If something faints, it is considered dead and must be placed in the Heaven Box. 
3) Nickname everything. 
    ————Naming theme is music related things (so, instruments, terminology, notation, genres, etc.)

Like I said, just the basic rules. I should hopefully have some fun with this! :D (Big Grin)

My Twitter: twitter.com/Harulocke
And my Tumblr, where this is also being Posted: harurubells.tumblr.com/

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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Playing: Alpha Sapphire
  • Eating: Hot Cheetoes
So I stopped existing for way too long.
No need to fret, though. I'm back (hopefully).
Although I won't have too much to post for a while, because my carpal tunnel has flared up, and it simply hurts too much to draw or even write for any long period of time. 

However, I may end up writing some stories or something to post here, because typing doesn't really hurt too much, and I do have a few pages of Shameless that are already drawn and just need to be scanned, as well as a few small things here and there, and something entirely new that you will definitely be seeing more of. Although the "new" thing will most likely have to be seen via YouTube. 

Speaking of, my YouTube channel will also be getting a slight lift, alongside my barely-touched Tumblr account. While nothing will change here besides the "new" thing, those will definitely be changing. I'll film a vlog-type update tomorrow to post to YouTube, which will explain everything going on there. Of course, it's not like I'm even really in existence on YouTube, besides like, ten people that seem to like my videos. 
Unfortunately, those few people will probably be fairly disappointed. 

I suppose that I may as well explain here, since it can't hurt. And that way I won't be at a loss for words in any way once I finally get around to filming the channel update. 
So, I'm not doing nuzlocke video series' anymore. That's not to say I'm not still doing nuzlockes; oh, heavens no. I'm definitely still doing those. Seven's Nuzlocke Run, which has been on an indefinite hiatus due to not really having much inspiration, isn't going anywhere. But I'm not going to update it anytime soon, either. 
That's because I'm going to be starting a new series that is going to be on YouTube: an Alpha Sapphire nuzlocke animatic. 
Don't know what an animatic is? Here's an amazing example: 
Of course, Alpha Sapphire won't have the fully animated box in the corner showing comparison, but whatever. It will also hopefully have slightly more colour. 
Also, these updates will be very slow, because of a) my carpal tunnel and b) animation takes a long time, even if it's an animatic instead of full animation. 
Regardless, that should be really fun! :D

I'm not going to stop doing video game let's plays either. Although they will be much more casual games like Harvest Moon, and maybe some casual "I'm bored and feel like doing this" Pokemon games. They may not last too long, they may end up being full let's plays, who knows. I just know that I'm not doing recorded nuzlocke-series anymore. They simply aren't as fun for me to record as comics are to draw. 

As for Tumblr, any art that I draw and post here will also be going there. 

Anyways, TL;DR version: 
-I'm not doing recorded nuzlocke video series anymore
-I am still doing comic things, but keep in mind that I have carpal tunnel
-I'm going to start an animatic series on YouTube. (which I hope to have the first episode of sometime around the New Year, by the way)
-I have a Tumblr. 

Thanks for bearing with me :D Happy holidays, everyone. 

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I love Alice in Wonderland, and the Harry Potter books/movies, and my favorite television shows are How I Met Your Mother, Adventure Time, House MD, and Fringe. My favorite videogames are RPG based games, like Zelda, Mario, Okami, and Pokemon. However, I do like fighting games like Teken and Super Smash Bros.

My favorite kind of music is alternative, and my preferred drawing style is anime. (Anything by CLAMP is a must-have/see for me) I have liked anime pretty much as long as I can remember. It all started with Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Cardcaptors for me. And Studio Ghibli movies. My very favorite anime is CLANNAD, but I also ADORE Angel Beats.
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Jubalii Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I for one am nonplussed that there has been no updates. But.... I also know you've been drawing your bum off for your classes, so I forgive you.

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HaruBells Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I stopped existing for waaaaay too long. 
Hopefully, though, I should be back. I have quite a few pages of Shameless just sitting in my folder waiting to be scanned and uploaded, and I think I have a few random doodles sitting around, too. x3
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Happy Birthday!!! ^_^
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Happy Birthday!
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shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like your art style!
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HaruBells Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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^^ you're welcome!
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Jubalii Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
coughcough Fudge coughcough

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Jubalii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not sure if too cute or a little scary :iconravebutlerplz:

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