So you can stop poking me with that stick, thanks.

I swear, I'm still quite alive!!

Long story short tho, I'm gonna be moving to Sacramento from San Francisco. Wow! ... well, more technically, I'll be moving to some suburb of Sac from where I live now: a suburb of SF.

Now I'll give you the fuller details of why I'm moving later... but I have literally spent the last month and change packing, packing, feeling scared about moving, and then packing some more... and so I'm so burnt out every day that I don't get much of any chance to get to the site.

BUT! Fortunately most of the hard work of the packing is just about done, meaning I can finally get back to working on the site again. That said, if I disappear for an extended amount of time again, it's because I'm doing more move-related business.

Anyways, that's all I have to share right now. I have a few posts I was working on before the decision to move was made, and so I'll finish them up and send them out to you. Another idea was to make a Pokémon-clone game for Classic Macs... but I'll get to that idea later. Thanks again for your support and understanding, and I'll get back to regular updates soon enough! Huzzah, good times.

More funny youtubes

Here's just a quick video I made of my brother playing Call of Duty Mobile and getting a few good shots in on people who aren't paying much attention.


It's all of my favorite anime all rolled into one!

For more info, check out "The Owl House". Just... check it out.

(A funny picture, courtesy of /co/)

Maybe I have something else to say about the show?

The first official release, but it won't be the last!

W-W-W-What's this??

Your eyes doth not deceive you... this is an actual new fake card! That's right, not so long after my post where I talk about the faking potential of the newly announced "Raid Battle" format, Legendary Master Faker—aschefield—had the same idea (great minds think alike, don't they?), and so we worked together on this official release. And by "worked together", I mean like aschefield did all of the blanking and I just slapped "" on the bottom. Lol, actually of course it's more than just that; aschefield and I have been working on trying to collaborate on something, so this is just the start of plenty of blanks to come!

Anyways, as you can see, the blank looks bang-on relative to the actual Raid Boss cards provided by Nintendo. I mean, that's obviously the point. Aschefield in turn provided multiple forms, one for each of the three Levels, and one for the *amax Forms (Dynamax and Gigantamax). The blanks are set up so that all you need to do is download the ones you want, and then use the included Icon Pack to add in other elements, such as the "Vmax" and HP graphics, as well as energy type symbols for the Raid Boss' type (including :TY Fairy type, even if they aren't being used anymore)... concerning the energy type symbols, all you need to do is copy whatever energy type you want and paste it into the white circle in the upper-right corner of the blank. EZ-PZ stuff!

Here's everything for the download:

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Dynamax GET GET GET Click here to download all files
Gigantamax GET GET GET
Icon Pack

The blanks themselves are PNG files, allowing for them to be transparent. The same goes for the icon pack; by being transparent, you should be able to copy and paste everything without having to worry about jaggies or any other issues when it comes to working with older blanks that work transparent. Furthermore, the blanks themselves are sized to be twice the dimensions of my old fake cards. The idea is that, when you print them out, they should be larger than the actual Pokémon TCG cards... so if my old blanks were a particular size, these Raid Boss blanks should be twice that.

OH WAIT! I forgot one other thing... the fonts! Uh... lemme get back to you about which fonts to use, and at what size and style. Pokémon TCG still uses "Gill Sans" after all these years, so if you downloaded it back in the old skool PA! days, then you're set. If you haven't, just poke around the PA! archives, or check out the PokémonCardResource group over at DeviantArt.

One final notice: This isn't the end of the Raid Boss Format Fakes. One of my next goals is to create more Cheer and Boss Attack Cards, to help spice things up and add a bit more variety to the game. Like, as it is, there are only five Cheer Cards, which will get stale quickly without more variety. Likewise, the Boss Attack Cards simply say stuff like "Use Attack 1 against Player 3", etc; if it were up to me, there would be extra abilities or drawbacks... stuff like "if this is the first Boss Attack card drawn, the use Attack 1 against all players and that damage is doubled. No further Boss Attack cards can be drawn this turn"; you can see an example of my idea on the image to the right there. Incidentally, I discovered that the typeface used for these cards is called "Francker"... I hope you guys have $650 to spare...! But yeah, I legit believe that there is a lot of potential for this format from a base mechanics point-of-view, but it definitely needs to have more interesting game details to built upon those base mechanics.

Anyways, that's that it for now! I hope you enjoy these blanks that aschefield made and I hope you stick around for any more fake cards (and other fake gameplay mechanics) to come. I mean, this IS where the art of Pokémon TCG Fake Cards was born afterall! And even if it missed out on a lot of Pokémon's present, I hope to be a part of the Pokémon TCG's future Huzzah! Good times.

But what does it mean?

Ok so I really haven't been following the Pokémon anime (Cartoon? Animation?) for quite some time, so imagine my surprise when I discovered that they're using Galarian text in the show! If you don't watch it either, then take a look at the following clip (you also don't need to know any Korean to understand what I'm on about here):

Here's a screenshot if you're lazy:

See? Looks like they're using the same Galarian text that they've been using in the game.

And by "the same Galarian text", I mean it literally... its all the same "Lorem ipsum" Galarian text that I've mentioned before: namely, it's text that is clearly generated by some kind of "Galarian text generator" app in order to fill in random places.

In any case, this does mean that I'll need to start looking into the anime now just to see if there is any Galarian text worth deciphering, or if it's all "Lorem ipsum" Galarian just the same. Hmmm....