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For the Love of Pokémon...
n my experience in schools, I've seen nothing that amazes a child more than finding out that an adult likes (or even knows the first thing about) Pokémon. The one thing I miss since leaving teaching was drawing Pokémon for the kids (they loved it!). And even more amazing to them was when I told them that I don't watch the show with my kid...I watch it with my boyfriend (now my husband), and we don't even have kids yet. The continuing stories make Pokémon as intriguing as a soap opera and with the ever-growing cast of characters there's always something new to look forward to. Pokémon has an arsenal of fans on its side, and after all, we're the ones who continue to keep Pokémon going by playing the games, watching the animé, buying the collectibles, and running the fansites. Over the years, I've seen Ash go from a cocky, inexperienced kid only interested in winning and beating his old rival Gary, to a compassionate trainer who cares deeply about all Pokémon, putting their needs ahead of his own, and always eager to learn more about them so he and his friends can better understand their world. Journeying through Sinnoh and Unova, his encounters with trainers like rivals Paul and Trip, with cold, casual attitudes toward raising and treatment of Pokémon, have only strengthened the bond between Ash and his own Pokémon and drive him to become stronger through his own unique style of training built on encouragement, enthusiasm, and enduring genuineness...and personifying all that is good about the world of Pokémon. Just watch a few episodes, get to know some of the characters, and maybe you'll ask yourself again - can adults really learn to love Pokémon...Sonansu! ("That's right!")
"Children of old, children now...anytime inside their pockets...whether boys or girls...anybody is in their pockets - a fantasy!"
-"Pocket ni Fantasy" (Pocket Monsters ending)
|Text and artwork copyright © 2000-2013 by Kimberly (RageOfInnocence)
Pokémon © Satoshi Tajiri, Nintendo/Creatures, Inc./Game Freak, The Pokémon Company International
The beautiful screenshots of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends and Pokémon are from various themes and episodes from Pokémon
(Kanto/Orange Islands/Johto series), Advanced Generation, Diamond & Pearl, and Best Wishes!/Black & White
Dream Valley | Oak Branch Woods | We All Live in a Pokémon World | Kimberly's Attic