tbh I know it’s kinda of sad but pokémon is probably the closest series to my heart and always will be. I’ve been playing Pokémon since I was four years old, since Red and Blue were released here in the UK. My Mum brought me a purple GameBoy Colour for my birthday and my Dad brought me Blue and my grandparents brought me Red, and ever since I’ve never completely put the series down.
It’s pretty pathetic, but it’s that one series thats been with me throughout my whole life. No matter how depressed or anxious or stressed I’ve been, it’s always been there in some way, shape or form. The games, the movies, the fandom, the fanart, it’s always there. Pokémon was one of the things which inspired me to start drawing more, as well, so it’s also one of the reasons why I’m where I am now.
Truth be told, I was close to putting the series down at Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, because I just didn’t feel as connected to the series as I used to, along with pressure from friends-at-the-time that Pokémon was a dying series (they also said a lot of nasty things about people who play the game, which included a lot of slurs u _ u), but then, HeartGold and SoulSilver were released; Johto being my favourite region and Crystal being my favourite game, I ended up completely falling in love with the series again despite what people were saying.
Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 were a bit shakey but I feel like they had some real nice points to them. X and Y have completely reinforced my love of the series again. The atmosphere of the game really calms me down, Amie is cute as kittens, and EV/IV training has been made a little bit easier, just easy enough that I can wrap my head around it, and now I’m finally winning battles online, for the first time in my life.
This is pretty much a positive post. I just. Sometimes forget for a bit just how much this series means to me.