The Actual News:
Thought I’d share some thoughts on what I wanna do with this site.
1) I still want to make fake cards.
But there’s just SO MANY blank designs out there! Frankly, I’m not gonna bother doing EVERYTHING EVER MADE, because that’s pointless. I’m even less inclined to make BWXY blanks, simply because they’re going to be on their way out soon. But, I have found a method where I can make them fairly simply (albeit at a lower quality that I’m used to making), so that might be making BWXY blanks still worth making. The real bitch is going to make EX blanks, because those require a level of detail and effort which I’m on the fence about doing.
Not to mention that there are just SO MANY other blanks out there, including the New-Retro blanks seen in XY:Evolutions, and the upcoming Sun-Moon design for the new sets coming out. But, again, those might be easy to make in the same vein as the BWXY blanks, so maybe I can make all three blanks.
In that case, my priorities will be:
- Sun-Moon Blanks
- New-Retro Blanks
- BWXY Blanks
Speaking of Evolutions…
2) I want to make my own sets similar to XY: Evolutions
I’ve always wanted to make my own set similar to Evolutions, which takes Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, etc and inserts 20 years of power creep and other changes (Fairy & Dragon types, etc). In fact, I have an Excel spreadsheet with my first attempt to do so…. which I’ll post as soon as I find it. Evolutions, however, beat me to the punch. But by the looks of it, it seems like the only set they’re doing is Base Set. Therefore, I’m in a good market to provide a service which Nintendo themselves won’t be filling: making my own Evolutions-style fake set, and using their new New-Retro blanks to do it with. Sound cool, huh?
3) I want to make Pokemon videos for YouTube… and soak up some revenue for it!
I dunno what kinds of videos I would make… maybe you can watch me make a fake card? Or my blanking process? Or maybe I have some other videos I could make, like one about my Primitto theory, or one about how many ACTUAL days have passed in the Pokemon world? Or something else super autistic but will be worth watching. Maybe I could share some old memories about Pokemon from 15 years ago? I dunno, I’ll figure something out.
4) Pokemon VR??
Actually, VR is my current career choice; I’m currently working for a VR company called MindVR, and I’ve helped invent a cinematic VR camera rig which I feel is the best in the entire industry. I did do a VR recording of the most recent Worlds event in San Francisco which I still need to stitch and edit together for everyone. When that’s done, I’ll post the results here.
But that said, I wonder what other VR things I could do? Short films? Conversations with Pokemon? I have a friend in the VR industry which also does wonderful compositing work you should check out the VR composition work he did for Halloween) and we were working on a video about Pokemon Go which I admit I’m way behind on… anyways, we could work on something together where we insert Pokemon into our world and you can just enjoy seeing them running around in the forest, etc, kinda like the beginning of Pokemon movies… but just in VR. If there’s a market for that, then maybe we could make a bunch of those as well.
A few years back, old PA! Staff member “Dark PikaMew” (remember him??) got in contact with me saying he managed to reacquire pokemonaaah.com from the squatters who originally took it (and thus forcing me to this current .net domain). With a bit of negotiation DPM transferred the URL back to me, and I finally became the owner of PA!.com again! YAY!
Now right now PA!.com is attached to an old version of PA!, version 4.6 from… what… March 2001? (Crap, 15 years now) But I’m wondering if I should attach it back to THIS site instead. I might as well… but maybe only after I “officially” return to PA! to make regular updates. Because as it stands right now, PA! is still “alive”, but I rarely touch it, safe for my yearly updates. It won’t be truly thriving until those updates happen on a monthly basis at least. But we’ll see about that.
Anyways, those are my plans for this site, but I’m sooo busy with other work that I can guarantee that I’ll start work on this any time soon. BAAAAASICALLY the goal is to eventually modernize PA! to do with it that I never could do before, simply because they didn’t exist in 2004: Facebook communities, YouTube videos, Patreon donations, etc. The internet has changed a lot since I stopped working on this site full time, and I have a lot of catching up to do.
If there’s enough interest, that may change my mind. But for now… cya!