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All years have to end sometime, and for 2016 that feels more like a contractual obligation than a statement of fact. If not for the clearly delineated number of days in a year it would squat in the center of the floor and refuse to go away, farting and grunting and being the worst house-guest the imagination can conjure. My only fear as we shove 2016 out the door is that 2017 will be worse.

Icy spikes of raw terror form inside me when I think about that, so let's dwell on 2016 a little longer with this year's wrap-up post. There's four parts to this year's finale here on Livejournal...

(ha, man, it's nearly 2017 and I'm still on Livejournal?)

Anyway. Three parts: the games, the reality, the Big Change, and the Final Top Five.

Let's roll.


This year I completed 44 games and abandoned 5. In addition I got wrapped up in Overwatch and World of Warcraft and a couple of other unfinishable games. Also I got the depressions and sank into a deep slump for a long while.

That didn't feel like a lot of games at the time, but for a change let's look back at the years I've been keeping track to see trends over time. It took a while for me to start tracking give-ups on their own, though.

2012 - 38 Complete, ?? Abandoned
2013 - 21 Complete, ?? Abandoned
2014 (did not post, bad year for me) - 29 Complete / 4 Abandoned
2015 - 67 Complete, 6 Abandoned

So 44/5 is right there in the middle. It's not my finest year, but it's not terrible. My infinite backlog is by definition infinite but I am still scraping and clearing games out of there... plus, I'm still excited by how much really GOOD stuff still awaits me. There are what people would call dregs, sure. Next year y'all might see a lot of hidden object games cropping up for example. I genuinely enjoy how weird the plots to those are.

Yet there's a lot of stuff that's genuinely classic, widely agreed to be pinnacle-of-their-genre games and those are still there waiting for me, and the number of games out there being released continues to multiply. Good ideas are everywhere. I can't wait to find out what's in store next.

I also picked up a Retro-Trio. NES, SNES, and Genesis games become re-available to me in non-emulated form. Oh yeah. Castlequest I -will- defeat you.

I've taken Twitch streaming back up. I do not use a microphone or facecam, it's just me and text chat and whoever shows up... so most nights it's just me. I'm comfortable like that though.

I have a few playblogs planned for the new year, if attention and energy hold up. Pokemon Moon is coming thanks to Alicia's generous donation. You know I'm down for more Nancy Drew. That may be it though. Screenshotting and writing is really energy-draining for me lately, and I'm not sure how much I can handle keeping it up.

In a way I think the difficulty with doing playblogs is again tied to how genuinely bad things are right now. Hey everyone, stop being afraid for your lives, being shot by police and poisoned by your own water supply, stop dwelling on the snaking roots of corruption wound through the world we live in. Come here so I can tell you how great this FMV game from 1996 is.

Nah, it... it doesn't work for me and if it doesn't work for me it isn't going to work for anyone else.

That's about it for games, now to ...


I am 34 years old. This year I had a scare with my blood pressure and heart that made me realize something important: For the first time since middle school, my desire to survive outweighed the suicidal impulses I've always had.

I wanted to live.

Then the elections hit.

*soft, bitter laughter*

I broke for a while. Fell apart. I still feel like doing that. What's keeping me going? You all are.

If you're reading these words and you know me, whether you've known me for years, weeks, or days: You are someone who matters to me. The honest hearts, inventive minds and warm presence of my friends has kept me moving forward instead of huddling in a ball and giving up. I am proud and delighted to stand next to you all and say "I know these people and they're awesome."

I know next year is going to be dark and bleak. We are going to wonder, "How can we get through this? What can we do?" One thing we can do is cling together tightly. We need each other. All the simple checks for attention and dumb memes, the long conversations in the night and casual 'saw this, thought of you' handoffs are the things that keep us a community. They are a light that holds back the howling void around us. It howls so loud sometimes, but you... you my dear friends, you glow like stars.

If you need someone, even someone in a little text window who lives miles away, I am here for any of you. For serious business or gentle frivolity. Even if you just want to hang out. If you don't know how to get in touch, ask me.

Cause I haven't the strength to hold out too long / If we both hold on together, we can make each other strong.

In that vein, one thing I want to do with myself in the year to come is find something I can do that will matter locally. I want to take up walking and try to get in better shape, so I'm not a blob of no energy. Then I want to try to volunteer at the local library or the gaming shop that acts as an after-school place for kids, or just -- SOMETHING. Whether I manage to do that or not depends on how long I can keep depression at bay, but I may as well set the goal.


Last year, I wrote "I'm also depressed and angry a lot. I've been saying "I'm sorry, I'm not myself lately" for at least five years now. It may be time to accept that yes, I am myself lately and I don't like who I actually am." I think it's time to take steps towards fixing that.

It's been a long time since I entered furry fandom. I can't remember anymore if it was Thanksgiving Day 95, 96, or 97 but it was one of those. After a confused week presenting myself as a bunny, I settled into being a squirrel and my primary identity and self-image have been that same squirrel ever since.

Until Jan. 1st, when I'm changing over to a moogle form (a strongly squirrel-inspired one still) on a trial basis, to represent myself in online areas. I'll for sure be that way through the month of January. It may be permanent.

Why is this a big deal? Well, a couple of reasons. Even if you're not into furry stuff, stick around a bit longer while I explain.

After around 20 years as one thing I feel myself in need of a change. In part it's that I want more whimsy and joy in my life, and I want to feel like I'm someone capable of bringing those things. The coming year is gonna need people willing to buckle on the jester cap and make cheer in this world, and I can absolutely step up to that. Changing myself this way is a reminder of what and who I want to be. I have written what I want to am.

Which, uh, also includes being a girl. Online at least. It's... confusing. When I sat down and said to myself, "Write your ideal self image", I started writing a male form. I felt uncomfortable. I swapped to gender neutral and felt a lot better. Then I went full-on female pronouns and relaxed completely.

This isn't a SURPRISE exactly. I've been presenting as a woman a lot, or playing with gender online, since.... since I don't know how long. But this is the first time I've really acknowledged "I feel upset when I think of myself as a guy and if I had the choice I would stop doing that entirely."

Am I -actively- transgender? In reality? (Yes. I've been thinking about it, talking about it, and... yes.) What am I gonna do about pronouns? Does everyone have to call me 'she', and do I feel like a she all the time? Can I be somehow just gender-neutral all the time?

Is "I'm having a gender THING, let's change my fursona!" not the most fucking furry-fandom-ass thing ever?

How... Oh I do not feel qualified to answer these things right now. This is not the time. They HAVE to be put off. But just ... laying it out honestly makes me feel better if no less confused.

I mean, I don't know. I'm on the damn internet. NOBODY has to have a gender on the internet. Also people smarter than me have been blazing this trail already. (Thank goodness for that. If I had to cope with this shit without being privy to the spectrum of warm-hearted intelligent people working on understanding the inner selves we curate I would be in absolute bleak pounding despair.)

Happily, the furry fandom is ALL ABOUT reinventing yourself until you're the you that you want to be, so I'm in the right place for this.


This is why the moogle form. It's not a full fresh start, there's a lot of squirrel in me/her still. I'll still casually go by Sqrl if that's what people want to call me. (Or Xyzzy, or Gordy. As one likes.) However it's kind of a new chapter, a next step that I think I need to take. Plus, well:

Aw gosh guys, look at this super cute moogle. That's me, kupo. I'm gonna be her. I want to live up to that smile somehow. I want to make other people smile like that. Isn't that enough?

(Artist Plug. If you have something absolutely squeedorable to get drawn, why not drop some money his way?)


5. Mega Man X. A classic side-scroller from my youth. I buckled down and grit my teeth and finished it for the first time near the start of this year and man that felt like an ACCOMPLISHMENT. Come for the furry boss rankings in the post, stay for the increasingly awkward comment section.

4. Star Billions S1&2. This was a pretty linear text-based/visual-novel phone game, but it was just a wild roller-coaster of emotions as a friend and I played through it and went "AAAAA OH MY GOD THIS PLOT WHAT DID YOU PICK" at each other. Crashes on the Android version have kept a lot of my friends from trying this, but PLEASE try this. First season's free, season 2 is cheap. Season 3 hits in 2017 and I am a crusader of hype for that.

3. Final Fantasy 13-2. I can't believe my incredibly lazy ass 95%'d a Final Fantasy and I can't believe it was THIS ONE but this was just so damn fun to dig into, get a feel for the systems, raise monsters, explore, find new endings, play Chronobind for hours and hours... Geez I loved this in ways I didn't expect to. I have to go back and finish Valkyrie Profile: Lightning Returns. It's all set up to beat, I just have to DO it.

2. Breath of Fire II. Speaking of games I didn't expect to enjoy as hard as I did: Hey, how 'bout BoF2? Previously I'd tried Breath of Fire 3 and it was kind of a tedious slog, but with my expectations re-adjusted by playing the fan translation of BoF2 I need to go back and make another shot at it. Thinking back, the encounter rate was crazy-go-bananas but I can't think of ANYthing I disliked about this game at all. Number 1 on this list has gotta be a real heartstopper, huh?

SQRL'S #1 GAME OF 2016 --

1. STYLE SAVVY: FASHION FORWARD. I blogged this game AND the demo and never regretted a moment. This is the only one of the list I'm still picking up and playing now, months after I left off posting about it. Witch-Queen Ozma of Fashion Mountain continues to enrich people's lives and make their hopes, dreams and their passions real by selling them brand-name clothing at affordable prices. The hopeful, colorful positivity of this game made me feel good, and I regret nothing about making it my #1 pick of the year.


Best Shooter: Doom 2016.
Best Climbing: Dragon's Dogma.
(These two tied for #5 originally. I finally gave up, put them both at #6 and redefined #5.)

Best Game I Didn't Finish: The Witness.
Game Even I Couldn't Defend: Too Human.
Special Cam Clarke Award For Excessive Cam Clarke: Grandia II.
Please Please Please Shut Your Damn Mouth Award: Legend of Kay Anniversary.
Nanciest Drew: Nancy Drew - Legend of the Crystal Skull.
Game I'm Probably Playing Right Now While You Read This: Overwatch.

Number Of Times I Said "That's on the list" or "I'll get to that one": IMPOSSIBLE TO GAUGE



2016 IS OVER
2016 IS OVER
2016 IS OVER

Date: 2016-12-26 05:52 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
That's an awesome moogle. And there are lots of great things about being a girl, so go for it.

Date: 2016-12-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
kjorteo: Pixel-style portrait of Celine's face (Teo: Plush)
From: [personal profile] kjorteo
Wow, there's a lot of ground to cover here, so I'm just going to sort of pick and respond to certain bits at random. Apologies if this reply looks a little disjointed as a result!

First, I know it's hard to get in the mood for game playthrough blogging when the world is on fire, and the absolute last thing I want to do is pressure you into making content for us if you're not in the mood. However, if it helps at all, I can say that the distraction actually is rather nice from the audience's perspective. It may feel like "hey, quit dying and being oppressed and come check out this cool CD-i game" doesn't work for you, but please trust me that it does work for us. First Church of Bluebell, yo.

And yes I'm a biased source with ulterior motives because I've always loved your writing. Shh.


Speaking of pulling together while everything is on fire, I've said this many times before and I'm sure I'll say it again when I get around to doing my big year-end writeup post, but... thank you. Thank you for being you, for being my friend, for cheering me up when I was barely holding it together, for making me a better person, and for just... being a part of my life. God, it's only been a couple years now and I already wonder what I ever did without you. And if this hell year and whatever future hell years are coming are good for nothing else, they have made me realize just how lucky I am to have the friends I do.

But when I start to sink,
hey, I'd rather go down
with nobody else but y-o-u~

Speaking of brightening people's day, oh my god you're not kidding about that smile. I love your new form and that art and everything is just so squee-dorable, and it's YOU. Unless you later decide it's not. Trial and error is fine and you are ABSOLUTELY in the right fandom to experiment with identity and self-expression. But I really like this one! Look at her, she's just so eeeeeee, kupo.

I am happy to provide whatever help, wisdom, advice, or even just sheer basic simple companionship I can as you're going through the big huge scary world of gender stuff. God, there are still so many days wherein I don't even feel like I know where I'm going or what I'm doing either, but... well, if I've at least made it this far, hopefully that's at least slightly better than nothing. Or hey, maybe I can just serve as an example that it's okay to flail around helplessly at all this; that's a totally normal part of the process too and believe me I've been there. I'm still there. And the fact that that's normal is a pretty important thing to bear in mind, I suppose, so hey. *beam*

Anyway, you're the best sqrl moog... sqrl mog? ... Good Queen Sqrl Mog, Good Queen Mog?... you're the best something and this whole "pulling together" thing is nice, let's keep doing that.

(Also, random postscript: Eeee I am immensely flattered that recommendations from me made your #1 and 2 games this year. I feel like I must have done something right and that it worked out somehow when I slid those ones toward you, which makes me happy. I mean, you make me happy in general, but that part too!)

Date: 2016-12-24 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, I'M glad to have had a Star Billions Buddy. See you for Season 3, neh?

You link the GOOFY MOVIE and it makes me grin. Eesh. You weirdo. But I'm delighted. YOU feel like I'M making you a better person? I have no idea how this happened but hey, baffling or not I'll take the complement.

With regards to gameblogging... It's just tough to look at a world that has so much going wrong and so many voices crying out and think "What this situation needs is me talking about classic RPGs of the 90s", and yet here we are. Yet there is no force on this planet strong enough to keep me from playing and commenting on EVERY NANCY DREW GAME HER INTERACTIVE RELEASES so you have no fear of those drying up.

Aheh. And if I'm gonna be Good Queen Sqrl Mog...

*pull out guitar*
Anyway here's
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Date: 2016-12-24 06:30 pm (UTC)
kjorteo: Laughing Bulbasaur portrait from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. (Bulbasaur: LOL)
From: [personal profile] kjorteo
Season 3 is gonna be amazing. ALL OF THE SPACE FEELS.

(Also if anyone else is reading this comment chain and sees this, please play Star Billions. We need more Star Billions Buddies, which I can assure you are in no way related to Space Buddies. No but seriously it's really good and needs more love.)

You ARE making me a better person. I don't know how the chaos and doom elemental ended up becoming the voice of reason, but somehow you've turned me on to the wonders of sincerity and not being a cynical asshole that's here to see horrible games be vivisected because God knows we have enough of those. So, yes, that is better and it's thanks to you. So there.

And like I said, the gameblogging helps more than you would think. I think it's easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you're being insensitive or unaware of the gravity of the situation but... no, trust me, we know how on fire everything is. I think we're actually pretty good on reminders of that fact for now, thank you. But someone who can come Bluebelling along and put a smile on our faces as we fondly reminisce about the PS1 era? That is priceless.

Speaking of getting a laugh out of me, though... you were looking for an excuse to use that pun, weren't you. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN HOLDING ONTO THAT. Sigh. Well done. (Anyway that's fine, you can be the Whiskerwall, if we're tagging ourselves I'm Kupli Kipp anyway.)

Date: 2016-12-24 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have been sitting on that pun since 2013.

NEVER doubt my commitment to puns. *perky*
(I would PROBABLY tag myself as Puksi Piko.)

Date: 2016-12-26 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FWIW, I asked the devs a few weeks ago, and they were aiming for a January release for season three. ^_^

Date: 2016-12-26 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2016-12-26 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm going as Lacie! ^_^


Date: 2016-12-26 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am entirely unsurprised.

So *eye Kjorteo further up the thread* that's two Lacies. As for me?

Expected costume, returned Null.

Date: 2016-12-24 07:15 pm (UTC)
moxie_man: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moxie_man
Though I had to look it up as this geezer squirrel's ideal game platform was the Atari 2600* (chuckle), switching to a Moogle seems like an obvious choice for you. I'm glad you're happy, and she's cute.

*And more recently, a PC running Win98/XP versions of Emperor of the Fading Suns, Carmageddon, and Age of Wonders 2/3.

Date: 2016-12-24 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Atari 2600 had some great games ( Being on old systems is no reason to neglect a good title.

And thanks!

Date: 2016-12-25 03:25 pm (UTC)
moxie_man: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moxie_man
I own a 7800 console, which plays the 2600 games. Alas, my old style game switch needs an adapter to fit my flatscreen and I don't know what it's called or where to get one now that Radio Shack is long gone. So, my 100 or so games and the console are collecting dust in a box. Kid bro inherited the family console and about 300 different titles including the Arcadia Supercharger unit that had games you uploaded to it using a cassette deck. At some point I got my hands on a supercharger also.

Date: 2016-12-25 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy news is, they DO make adapters for that ( if you someday wanna revisit the 100+ titles y'own. I'd rec going the coaxial route over popping it open and trying to solder.

(Miiiight also make sure you give 'em a thorough cleaning (

Date: 2016-12-26 11:41 am (UTC)
moxie_man: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moxie_man
I'll talk to my younger brother who does electronics repairs and installation of touch screen controlled AV for the local Ivy-League-wannabee-school with these descriptions as the link you provided mentions Radio Shack part numbers (chuckle). The part I was looking for is called a "300 to 75 ohm transformer", but the phono-to-F adaptor straight to coaxial may do the trick if I want to disconnect the antenna every time I want to dig out the old system. Thanks.

Date: 2016-12-25 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on the new you! I hope your gender adventures work out better than mine did. <3

And thanks for the Star Billions reccomendation. ^.^

Date: 2016-12-25 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. Do let me know if you like the game at all!

Date: 2016-12-25 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh I did! I heard about it second hand from Porsupah who heard about it from you, a while back. I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the next part.

Date: 2016-12-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Opposite order, I heard about it from the bunny first.

I ... think.

Date: 2016-12-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh? Well I might be confused. It was pretty good though. <3

Date: 2016-12-25 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Speaking of super-cute animal things, do you have a PS4? I think The Last Guardian would be a game that you might appreciate.

Date: 2016-12-25 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not yet. Hopin' to pick one up sometime.

Date: 2016-12-25 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on exploring your gender identity.
Wherever you go with it, I just want you to know that


Date: 2016-12-25 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad to know you're still out there!

And you're pretty darn awesome too.

Date: 2016-12-25 03:56 pm (UTC)
ext_392293: Portrait of BunnyHugger. (Default)
From: [identity profile]
2016 ain't over for me until I get my pet rabbit's ashes back.

That aside, I'm pretty sure you could not have joined furry fandom as late as Thanksgiving '97 because I think I met you on the #devilbunnies IRC in '96. Certainly I had met you before fall '97 (it's easy for me to mark that in my mind because I had a big life change in fall '97 that altered my involvement in the group.)

Date: 2016-12-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are having a rough time and I wish I knew what more to say than that. I feel for you.

I forget if I considered myself furry around the Devilbunnies years! Gads, that might make me furry EARLIER THAN I IMAGINED. You're quite likely correct though, I remember you from those chats.

Date: 2016-12-25 04:55 pm (UTC)
ext_392293: Portrait of BunnyHugger. (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I guess I can't swear you identified as "furry" but frequently people who played rabbit/squirrel characters were furries in tendency. Especially the people who hung around on the IRC channel without having come there via the newsgroup.

Date: 2016-12-26 11:47 am (UTC)
moxie_man: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moxie_man
Well, I guess that explains why she (zyzzy) seemed so familiar when I finally sent a friend request earlier this year. I think I vaguely remember her on those chats, but then again, Aldin always retired early from those as like the squirrel, this author is very diurnal.

Date: 2016-12-26 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I remember you from those too, and you had more sense than me. I'd always try to stay up 'til chat closing.

This was NEVER a good idea.

Date: 2016-12-26 03:22 pm (UTC)
moxie_man: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moxie_man
I made it ALL night to local West Texas (was in grad school at the time '94-'95) sunrise one time and only one time. That WAS a mistake.

Date: 2016-12-26 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a little odd, yet - is it maybe not just part of our constantly evolving sense of self that we might sometimes feel a species shift to be somehow fitting? I've undergone that a couple times - I simplified myself into red panda somewhere around 1996, and then, in 2008 or so, joined Team Bunny, which I haven't regretted once, even if I'll accept there's much to be said for the nigh endless floof of a red panda tail. =:)

And as for the other aspect.. arg, somehow, I'd left you out of a particular friends group - a mistake I've now corrected. I'm so happy you seem to be coming to understand yourself better - it might not sound like such a challenge, but how many people even come close to that point? By all means, explore, and if you should find yourself heading in a new direction, we'll be here for you. ^_^

As for games, well, I was delighted to see Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney make its iOS debut, even if that means Capcom wound up releasing ep. 5 before 4 - still, no biggie, and it's a delight as always to see more from that wonderfully barmy universe. =:) And then there was ep.3's release for Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise - iOS only for now, but they're apparently working on an Android version for release in the coming months.

And then there was the surprising My Little Pony: Puzzle Party - basically a match three, but nicely done, with quite a bit of replayability, and some very challenging levels, especially the (for now) final, level 143, which took me a few weeks to overcome. They've done a very nice jog there, with the monetisation being basically entirely optional (much moreso than, say, Dungeon Master or The Simpsons: Tapped Out).

Date: 2016-12-26 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I think we're not as close as some of the other people who're commenting here, and that's ok. But I am consistently glad to have you as a friend. You entertain me! I seem to entertain you! It's a delightful circle!

Seconding the people who linked to First Church of Bluebell. It's really easy to underestimate the importance of keeping spirits up and friends linked, even through something frivolous. <3

Gratz on taking the first steps into figuring out new genderthings. I'm proud of you and your moogle fursona is cute.

I'm a cis woman, but um, someone in my system is genderfluid and has very privately been taking baby steps into letting themselves explore that this year. It's not at the level where we wanna talk about it lots in front of random people yet, but if you wanna talk, here's adding us to the list of people who vaguely have experience here and are willing to compare notes over PM.

Also, I'm sure this has already occurred to you as a gamer, but re: walking: Have you considered Pokemon Go? That really works for us. (Salie in particular is obsessed. It's nice because you can play for as long or short a time as you want, walk as fast or slow as you want, no pressure, but it's addictive enough that you end up walking longer than you thought you would.)

Date: 2016-12-26 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not knowing you that well does not handicap my ability to adore what I see of you. In particular your LARP posts are a window to this whole dang WORLD I've never peeked into, and I'm always glad to see one even if I'm low energy and can't toss out a reply that evening.

As to Pokemon Go ... aheh, well it's a little shameful but that's one of those things that got me thinking along this path to begin with. As soon as it warms up some out there, I know there's three gyms and a bunch of stops within local walking distance now that I live in a proper TOWN.

Date: 2016-12-26 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

There will definitely be some Exciting Behind The Scenes LARP posts as the planning for the new LARPyear gets started up again (probably not until February).

In the meantime, I should get posting again about things that are not LARP. I've been shamefully remiss.

As to Pokemon Go ... aheh, well it's a little shameful but that's one of those things that got me thinking along this path to begin with. As soon as it warms up some out there, I know there's three gyms and a bunch of stops within local walking distance now that I live in a proper TOWN.


...Can I request a bunch of Sqrlposts about Pokemon Go the way you post about other games? No pressure, but I think that would be HIGHLY entertaining.
Edited Date: 2016-12-26 12:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-26 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm not sure there's enough substance there to support many posts, but I'll see what I can work with! (Although admittedly I'm like level 15-ish already and well entrenched in Team Mystic, but once I start challenging gyms ... well who knows?)

Date: 2016-12-26 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
TEAM MYSTIC *high fives*

(Actually, at one point I was insisting that I should be Team Valor, Ada Mystic, and Salie Instinct. That's what fits if you see it as being like Hogwarts houses or something. But we only have one account, and Mystic won. :P )

You're right though, there's not a lot of plot. (I'm at level 23 and despairing at how far ahead everyone else seems to be, but I can take a gym if I try. Revives are the real bottleneck there.)
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