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Uh... *cough* ...I've started playing Pokémon Go.


I jumped on the hype train. Wait, no. It's not a fucking hype train. It's an ode to nostalgia, to my child--- teenhood (is that a word?). I remember watching Pokémon season 1 on TV with my younger brother, and it was probably one of the most impressive things I had seen since Star Wars (and all the other anime like Dragonball, Sailormoon, etc. ... so not really impressive compared to them... but it was unique!). You go on an adventure, catch quasi-animals, train them, do battle with them and become their very best friends: a true calling for the hunter-gatherer in us humans.

So here I am. Catching pokémon at home because I don't have a mobile data plan (the only reason I'm not addicted yet). Funny enough though, in the first 24 hours since I started playing I caught 9 pokémon basically from my bed XD  But bless my city, they have free wifi downtown, so I will try and go there after work and when it's less hot outside. Because remember, kids: work before play and don't forget sunscreen. Also watch out for cars o_ô

Happy hunting for those who do, and those who don't, just let them have fun. What's better than seeing people looking this happy when they catch a pokémon:

Date: 2016-07-19 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jukebox-csi.livejournal.com
I reeeeallly wish I had Nintendo stock before this launched lol. It is fun, even though I haven't played it. I've been seeing them walking down the streets, in parks, etc., and they look happy and determined. I makes me smile to see all these people enjoying themselves like that. Some of the local businesses have said this is boon for them because it brings people into their stores/restaurants/bars to catch pokemon, then those people stay and buy stuff/food/drinks. :)

It's also helped bust some criminals (happy side effect) and discover previously unknown crime scenes (a not-so-happy side effect). :(

Date: 2016-07-22 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icassop.livejournal.com
Hahaha, would be indeed very nice to be making some sweet money off the hype.
Even in my small town there were so many ppl out and playing when I got off my ass and went outside XD Too bad that the range of free wifi wasn't always great. But better than nothing =)

Another negative side effect is also that ppl don't pay attention where they're going... and I cannot understand how ppl can play in their car while driving! O_O


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