Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu and Eevee Differences

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5 GOOD and 5 BAD Things About Pokémon: Lets Go Pikachu and Lets Go Eevee

Version Differences


Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee came out Nov. 16th and I’m so excited. Its definitely at the top of my Christmas list.

Personally, I’m leaning towards Let’s Go Eevee, because Eevee is adorable, and I’ve had Pikachu as a starter before (Pokemon Yellow).

I know a lot of people are iffy on this game, as its difficultly is turned way down, and the Pokemon Go elements are a turn off for a lot of people, but I still think it looks cute and fun.


Exclusive to Let’s Go, Pikachu!:

  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Scyther

Exclusive to Let’s Go, Eevee!:

  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Pinsir

Something to note a bout version differences, you can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go, even if they are exclusive to the other version.

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A Little About My Novel: Legacy Of Stardust

Synopsis:

Connie Ranvir is the daughter of a war hero, and the mirror image of him too. Too bad she never knew him, too bad she doesn’t want to be like him.

But the Alliance has other ideas, wants her to conscript, follow in his footsteps and be a martyr for a cause that isn’t hers.

Four years ago she left it all behind, and now she’s back on Earth, surrounded by memories, and people, she’d rather forget. But the clocks counting down until she’s 18 and doesn’t have a choice anymore, so she strikes a deal: help her ex-best friend turned enemy figure out whose invading, and destroying, alliance ships, and he’ll keep the general the hell away from her.

Too bad she hates him now.

Too bad she needs him.

Too bad good old dad wasn’t as golden as everyone thought, because when his past comes around to haunt her, she’ll have to live up to the legacy he left her if she wants a chance to escape it. If she even lives that long…


Short Synopsis/Back Cover Blurb:

Everyone has secrets.

Everyone has a past they’d rather stayed hidden.

Everyone has a dark side.

And if she wants to see her future, Connie will have to live up to a legacy she doesn’t want,  a past she doesn’t understand, and discover that, though she may have survived the accident that should have killed her at birth,  life doesn’t give second chances.


Excerpt:

Connlynn Ranvier hated no day so much as she hated her birthday. Her seventeenth was no different, not for the bar fight, which was not even her first birthday bar fight let alone bar fight in general. It wasn’t different for her injurgies, a jagged cut down her cheek which would scar. It wasn’t even different for the sympathy directed at her from those who recognized her, which in these parts was most folks. She had long since come to terms with the fact that her birthday would never be a day to celebrate. It would always be the anniversary of her fathers death.

No, the things that made this birthday special was that it was her first day earth-side in exactly four years. Having left this same bar on her 13 birthday and never looking back since. Until now. Seems people aren’t as forgetful as she’d like them to be.

Which lead to the second reason her seventeenth birthday was made memorable: The bar had, in the intervening years, become frequented by alliance cadets. This, in turn, brought her face to face, for the first time in those four years, with her once time best friend turned enemy, Luxcian.

With a soldier at her side holding her still, she smiled despite the blood dripping into her mouth at Luxcian. Though she was out of practice with false pleasantries and she was sure it seemed more a grimace. But after all he’d done, he deserved nothing but her public mask, despite his once time adaptness at seeing right through it.

“Long time no see” she said brightly. Like they weren’t enemies. Like they didn’t know each other better than anyone. Like there wasn’t a four year gap in their history. Like it wasn’t her 17th birthday and this wasn’t her first time back home since that night four years ago when he joined the alliance and sent her away without another word.

He smiled back, but it didn’t reach the rest of his face. “Didn’t think you’d come back here” he said his tone conversational, despite his words. “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again”, he sifted at these words, voice becoming something softer, betraying him of his youth: A mere 3 years older than herself. Either he truly missed her or he was playing her for a fool and she honestly couldn’t have said which scenario she disliked more.

Connie settled for scowling. They were under no illusions for what would follow. He’d been promoted, perhaps for his own merit, perhaps for his insight into her mind. Either way, the night would go as most birthdays with the alliance went. The general would go on some spiel about her legacy or destiny or how her father died to save her and she should follow in his footsteps while trying not to make it sound like he wanted to make a martyr of her despite those exact intentions.

She’d be put in front of cameras commemorating her father.

If she plays along she’s a dutiful daughter living up to her fathers sacrifice.

If she doesn’t, she an example for how aweful a tradgey his death was, that without her father his daughter grew up poorly and that is why we need more people to join up so we can end the fight.

No matter what she does she’s stuck as a martyr for their cause. And now they want to draw her back in, with the customary thinly veiled threats that if she doesn’t join willingly, they will forcefully conscript her when she turns 18, though if she escaped their radar for four years she has no doubt she could do it again.

“You know me” she replied, “I’m good at finding where the trouble is.” Four years ago, he would have laughed, half entertained by her and half scared for her safety. Now, the words rang truer than either of them would have liked to admit.

He cut the civilities then. “Look” he started, paused looking unsure , and plowed ahead saying “we both know you could take any of my men, hell you could take all of them and get out of here without us being able to do a damned thing about it. But I think you came back her for a reason, even if that reason is just you being bored and looking for what is possibly the only challenge left in the universe for you after four years away. So, why don’t you come back and humor us.”

So he was going with a mix of honesty and avoiding the conversation they should, but really don’t want, to have. She’d leave in frustration but if she’s going to follow his take of honesty, she is bored.

“Fine” she agreed. Lightly dancing out of the grip of the cadets holding her despite each of them being three times her size easily. The others looked at her in awed confusion and Luxcian smiled ruefully and amusedly.

“Just like that?” he asked.

“Just like that” she confirmed. “On one condition, two to be exact.”

“Which are…?” he prodded when she paused.

“First, I get a clean slate” At his confused look she clarified. “I don’t know you and you don’t know me. No history. We don’t speak about that night. Agreed?”

“Agreed” he told her uneasily, looking for the first time, not not exactly scared of her the way the guards were, certainly weary, “and the second thing?”

Here she looked him dead in the eye and stayed straight faced as she said, “once I’ve helped with whatever problem is so bad that you were desperate enough to ask instead of tricking or blackmailing me into fixing, you let me go. For good. No birthdays, no speeches, no martyrdom. You let me get away without joining up, and you don’t use my name for causes I don’t believe in just because you can. You let me rest in peace the way you can’t seem to to let my dad. We have a deal?”

He stared her down. Of course he broke first. He was out of practice and she hasn’t had anything but practice these last few years. She wasn’t the same girl he remembered her being when she left. He blinked and conceded. “Fine” he said. Not an edge of emotion leaking into his tone. A perfect robot. A perfect soldier. A perfect Kesnian.

A perfect stranger.

“Well then” she thought ruefully as she followed. “All is right in the world when Luxcian doesn’t show emotion.”

Still, she couldn’t help but feel disappointed at this despite being the reason for it, Lucian, like most of his species reserves his emotions, or at least their expression for his family.

And these days, she is anything but.

This Week Has Been Difficult

I haven’t posted since coming to college back in August. But I need to get this off my chest. I’ll make a lighter post about my first semester sometime later.


The last week or so has been, a lot to handle. I’ve had a variation of this discussion somewhere around a dozen times in the last as many days. But things are a lot, and I think I need to say my piece about it if I’m ever going to be able to do my homework.

This past week, two students were kicked of campus, and I think expelled, for being Neo-Nazis and posing a credible threat. I’m unclear on a lot of the details that administration hasn’t shared, and I’m unsure how much we are allowed to say of what we have been told. But thats the gist of the situation: my campus had neo-nazis.

Its started conversations about diversity, inclusion, tolerance. Which are good conversations to have, but they should have been happening before this, and I fear they will die out, that they will amount to lip service, and that nothing will change.

This week has left people scared to leave dorms, too stressed to do work. I’m not one of the most affected. I’m Christian and white. But it still has left me stressed. I’m tired of this conversation. Tired of being told everything is fine – when it wasn’t. Tired of being told this is isolated – because this sort of thing happens all the time, only this time it was my school, but it’ll happen again, probably not to long from now, somewhere else.

I’m tired of being told this isn’t who we are – because its who some people are. But I’m scared for my friends who are affected, scared because I am a hispanic, asexual girl in STEM on a premed track at a school that is 70% white, where a majority receives no financial aid.

It feels wrong to say I feel targeted or unsafe – because I’m not. My campus is safe. No one has been hurt physically. I’m not a part of the major targeted groups. Nothing that has been said or discovered is anything new – this happens all the time.

But its the first time I’ve seen it first hand. Because its one thing to know people think those things. Think, among other worse things, that I shouldn’t be in this country, because my mother came from Cuba. But its different when its someone who went to my school, who lived a five minute walk away from me.

I know and knew that I am going to a majority white, richer than average, private liberal arts college. I knew coming here that I was going to be one of a handful of hispanic students. And mostly, people are decent and don’t fixate on this, so I haven’t thought about it. But now I am.

I am the only student of color in some classes, sometimes the only student of color who isn’t an international student. I’m white-passing, I am white, and means I don’t feel like I belong in a lot of the safe spaces for students of color. I am a weird in-between.

In high school, we joked about how I am a college’s favorite type of minority. I count for quotas on paper, but look white and have a European last name. I won’t offend and rich, white donors.

I am becoming increasingly aware that most of my peers went to private school, see the world fundamentally differently than I do. Even when those differences aren’t bad, they seem unaware of my experiences, which were common back home. People eat out every other week. Swipe credit cards whiteout checking bank balances. I am upper-middle class and very lucky for it. And yet, here, I feel poor. Other kids speak Spanish learned from textbooks and non-native speakers, and my Spanish is singled out as odd, because its Cuban Spanish, because I have a lisp.

I am stressed, and I have a sprained dominant wrist, and I have an essay to finish and a physics test to take, and I am so so tired.

Its just been that kind of week.

Bookish Baking: Dean Winchester Worthy Apple Pie (Supernatural)

Okay, so, not a book, I know. so not exactly bookish. But Apple Pie is basically a requirement for any American holiday, and Supernatural is a pretty popular fandom and I’m going with it.
This recipe is adapted from various I’ve found online.
Enjoy!
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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Large apples (I prefer Honeycrisp – Granny-Smith is also popular, but you can use any kind you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup whiskey (The alcohol bakes out, and basically every recipe I found online included it)
  • 1 T Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3tbsp Cornflour
  • Pre-made pie crust and pastry sheet (or you can make your own, this recipe seems good)
  • 16 oz sugar for Caramel

 

Instructions:

Pie

  1. Peel, core and slice apples thinly (or to preference, the thinner the slice, the more cooked the apples will get)
  2. In a large pot, cook the apples over medium heat.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients, once well mixed, stir in whiskey. Add to apples.
  4. Cook down, until thick rather than liquid – whiskey should mostly cook down.
  5. Spoon apple mixture into crust, cut extra pastry sheet into a lattice and lay over the top.  If you choose to simply cover the top with the pastry sheet rather than a lattice, poke holes into the top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Brush the top with a little milk and/or butter, and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 370 F/190 C, or until the pastry is golden.

Caramel

  • In a small saucepan, add sugar, and just enough water to dissolve. Stir.
  • Stop stirring and leave on high heat until color is desired.
  • Add 1 T of butter  after it’s taken off of the heat and stir SLOWLY stirring quickly may pop air bubbles and lead to some extremely nasty sugar burns.
  • Let cool while out cooks, pour over the top when served.

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Halloween Creatures Book Tag

Melting Pots and Other Calamities tagged me in this super fun tag! A year ago…

Whoops?

Whatever, its Halloween now!

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Rules for the tag:

  • – Follow the Categories
  • – You Must Be Honest
  • – You Must Answer All Questions to the Best of Your Ability
  • – You Must Tag At Least 3 People
  • – Have Fun!
  • -Credit Would be Greatly Appreciated! (credit goes to: Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)

Witches : A book or character that is magical:

I’m stealing her answer for this one. Because The Night Circus IS one of the most magical books ever!


Mummies : A book or character you can’t wrap your mind around:

Review: Wink Poppy Midnight – its been two years and I still don’t entirely get this book.


Vampires:
A book, series, or author you can’t live without
:

harrypotter


Werewolves:
A book best read in the middle of the night
:

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Zombies:
A book you picked up for the 2nd time/Continued after DNF’ing it
:

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Ghosts:
A book you easily predicted a twist or ending
:

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Frankenstein:
A book that truly shocked you
:
 

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Skeletons:
A book or character that chilled you to the bone
:

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Ghouls:
A book that left you hungry
:

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Goblins:
A greedy character
:

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Devil:
A dark, evil character
:

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Grim Reaper:
A character you loved/hated that died
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Scarecrow:
A book or character that scares you:

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The Monster Mash:
Tag 3 or more people to do this tag
:

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Night Court Reads

Roses Book Nook

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

 

 

 

Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters Tag

I was tagged by the AWESOME Orangutan Librarian.


The issue here is, I only picked characters I liked (and male characters) so this is inherently going to be difficult.


Round One

Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

Zach Goode (Gallagher Girls Series)

Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Marry – Jem (how can you not?)

Kiss – Zach (how can you not?)

Kill – Percy (sorry Percy…but it’d for the best, he’d probably survive – and this way Annabeth won’t kill me)


Round Two

Noah (The Raven Cycle)

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices)

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Marry – Will (sorry Tessa)

Kiss – Neville

Kill – Noah (its not like it’ll hurt him.)


Round Three

Kaz (Six of Crows)

Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

Seth Clearwater (Twilight Saga)

Marry – Seth (he was my first book crush…yes ten-year-old me liked Seth Clearwater more than either Jacob or Edward)

Kiss – Kaz (- because duh)

Kill- Draco (sorry Draco…)


I’m too lazy to tag anyone right now.

So anyone who wants to can do this!

Movie Review: Infinity War Part 1

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About Infinity War:

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Release date: April 27, 2018 

Before Watching You Must Watch:

Pretty much everything in the MCU but most important are:

  • The Avengers
  • Age of Ultron
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Dr. Strange
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Black Panther

Non-Spoiler Review:

The movie was good, but could have been better. I feel like it lacked a lot of emotion though the middle in favor of cool effects and action.

It was a solid movie, but I hope part 2 is better.


SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS


Spoiler Review:

  • I seriously thought Loki was going to come back. He deserved a better death.
  • Tony and Cap need to get over themselves.
  • Gamora’s death was the only one given the emotion it deserved, and the only one relevant to the plot.
  • DAMMIT PETER YOU MADE ME CRY I SAID I WOULDN’T.
  • Star Lord pissed me off so much.
  • TONY IS ALONE WITH NEBULA ON THAT PLANET OH MY….
  • AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Thanos Will Return – Really?????????
  • Captain Marvel save us.

Some Thoughts and Theories for Part 2:

  • Hawkeye and Ant-Man will be integral to part 2.
  • I need them to bring the dusted people back.
  • Either Cap or Tony or both are going to die permanently.

PolandBannanasBooks

has a great review you should check out too:

 

 


Some Happiness:

 

My Favorite Pokemon Rom Hacks

Pokemon rom hacks are super fun and I’ve played so many at this point in my life, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites. Let me know if you’ve played any of these, or if any of your favorites aren’t here!

*Bolded is a must play.


Pokemon HeartRed – The RG Project

*A super fun FireRed hack with a romance story.

Pokemon Advanced Adventure

New region.

Pokemon Flora Sky

Updated maps, story, and Gen IV and V pokemon.

Pokemon Glazed

New regions and interesting story.

Rocket Edition – FireRed

*Lots of sidequests make it fun.

Pokemon Rocket Science

“A darker side of Kanto”

Pokemon Rocket Strike

Play as a team rocket member, and lots of pokemon.

Pokemon Rocket Red

Move up the Team Rocket ranks.

Pokemon TRE: Team Rocket Edition

Play as a Rocket grunt.

Pokemon Adventure Red 

*Follows the pokemon adventures manga.

Blue Chapter / Green Chapter / Yellow Chapter / Gold Chapter

More manga adventures.

Pokemon Professor Oak’s Back Up

Play as a researcher.

Pokemon Gen 0

*The story of young Oak/Agatha.

Pokemon AshGray

*Indigo League in game form.

Pokemon Day Care for IOS

Fun Iphone rom where you collect and hatch eggs based on the steps you take. Works when the app is closed, which is nice for your battery.

Pokemon Fire Ash

*Loosely follows the anime from Kanto to Alola.

Pokemon Orange Island Adventure

Follows the Orange Island anime storyline.

Pokemon Ultra Violet

Updated FireRed hack with the ability to catch every pokemon Gen 1-3.

Pokemon Light Platinum

Ruby hack with an all new region.

Pokemon Paradox

Play as Green/Blue as Professor Oak builds a Time Machine.

Pokemon Stunning Steel

Interesting unique story.

Pokemon Sunset

Another Orange Islands game.

Pokemon Paragon

Interesting new region with Teams Rocket, Aqua, and Magma.

Pokemon Life

Another interesting story in the world of pokemon.

 

Trailer Talk (And Speculation): Crimes of Grindelwald

Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.
Release date: November 16, 2018 (USA)
Director: David Yates
Screenplay: J. K. Rowling
Film series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Before We Start:

  • As much as I want to watch this movie, I don’t think I’m going to see it in theaters.
  • I don’t want to support Jonny Depp’s role in the movie, nor JK Rowling QueerBaiting and representation issues (The whole “yes Dumbledore is gay but no his and Grindelwald’s relationship will not be shown in the movie.”)

Thoughts While Watching The Trailer:

  • HOGWARTS!
  • BB NEWT!
  • Newt’s fear is very on brand.
  • Deluminator!
  • Those cat things are creepy.
  • “I can’t move against Grindelwald” BECAUSE YOU”RE IN LOVE OR SOMETHING.
  • CREDENCE!!!!!!!!!
  • Deathly Hallows!
  • Flamel?!?!?!?!?!
  • It looks so good I’m so angry onny Depp is in it!!!!