Journal Entry: Mon Jan 7, 2013, 1:05 PM
Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls and Children of all ages. ChainALM here!
Yeah, I know, I FINALLY changed my name! Did I cover that in the last Journal update? Probably. Probably not. Oh, and look, I'm a premium member again.
Anyway, New Year, New Name. Well, technically an already in use name as I've been steadily making "ChainALM" my internet handle.
While I still consider myself "Chain of Termina", and always will, despite what a certain other user of that handle thinks, haha, it's not really a name that catches on when you're trying to expand your interests, or garner a new audience. So, I come bearing good news, everyone.
You can now subscribe to me on Twitter @ChainALM
You can subscribe to me on YouTube @ ChainALM - This is mostly unboxing videos. It was something I wanted to try, and for the most part it's working out all right, though you will get the occasional bonus vid, like particular 3DS Swapnotes or just funny stuff that came up while hanging with friends.
I am on MiiVerse, or Nintendo Network, so you can now boot up your Wii U and add me, you guessed it, @ ChainALM.
Now, let's move on to 2013 and what that means for my deviantArt account on the whole.
Yes, there will still be cosplay photos from various conventions I attend. In fact, expect a few new ones in about three weeks as I will be attending AKUMAKON in Galway, Ireland from January 18th - 20th along with some very good friends!
Anyway, if you've been following me long enough, you might recall the rather episodic Digimon fan-fic I posted - Digimon: Advent of Adventure, later rebranded as just Digimon Advent. Well, if you liked that, I have good news, everyone! (Okay, I'll stop)
In short, I had a brand new fic in mind, I had characters designed and Partners laboured over, and the idea looked really good on paper. However, Advent was a melting pot of roughly 10 different people, not including dual characters and Partners, and it wasn't a magic I knew I could recreate so easily, not when I'm actually in the middle of penning a novel. If I was going to pour that much energy into a project, then I would rather it be the novel, which is so far 10 chapters in length, 0-9 if you must know, with it's 11th (Ch 10) in progress.
However, I have been inspired recently to take on the Pokémon Nuzlocke Challenge, and I figured that would make great deviantArt fodder in between new cosplay pics, and my own goal of getting back into my old photography hobby. Remember when I did that on a regular basis? Me neither!
But, since I got into a habit of trading in older Pokémon games for new ones as they came out, my collection right now stands at Black and Black 2.
So, what I'm going to do is, turn my Pokémon Black Nuzlocke into a story of my own. Given what Team Plasma is about, it seems to make good sense to use it as a building block. And then should the Black Nuzlocke be a success or built up enough steam in my eyes, then I will move onto another game, maybe HeartGold or FireRed or Ruby, I'm not sure yet, it really depends on what makes storyline sense at the time since I want to use Black 2 later on down the line and not immediately after Black. The fact that there is a two year gap between Black and Black 2 is the main reason for this. I can use that.
For those wondering what a Pokémon Nuzlocke Challenge is, it's this:
A set of rules intended to create a higher level of difficulty while playing the Pokémon games. Many challengers feel that the rules also serve the purpose of encouraging the use of Pokémon the player would not normally choose, and promoting closer bonds with the player's Pokémon. The rules are not an in-game function, but are self-imposed on the part of the player, and thus subject to variation.
The name of the challenge originates from the comic series of the same name, which features a Nuzleaf resembling John Locke as a recurring gag character.
There are a few core rules:
1) Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released.
2) The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances. (If the first encounter in the area is a double battle in dark grass, the player can choose which of the two Pokémon they would like to catch.)
3) While not exactly a definite rule, the general consensus is that players must also nickname all of their Pokémon, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.
I will be playing the games to these rules as well as a few of the optional rules, which will be listed before I post up any chapters to my variation of this story, using details and battles and encounters found via the game itself. So don't expect a scene for scene reproduction of Pokémon Black. This is MY story! So there will be variation and a lot of turning things on their heads.
Anyway, hope to see you soon.
Catch ya later, Chain Gang!
Love and Peace,
Listening to: Pokémon Black/White OST
Reading: Assassin's Creed - Forsaken
Watching: Slayers Next
Playing: Pokémon Black Version
Eating: Go Ahead! Apple Bites