June 11, 2012
Page 121 Book 5: The War Diaries
Go! Vindicate my squandered childhood!
If there’s ever a point where I’m asked by someone if the Pikalites aren’t a parody or homage to Pikachu of the Pokemon fame and I deny it, you all have full permission to boot me straight in the balls because that is a blatant lie. Their society is even a full-blown parody of the Japanese national stereotype, even though their canon historical origins are actually pretty serious and unique (first artificial intelligent life on Avbaroy, courtesy of you-know-where).
I actually recently got the chance to catch a more recent episode of the Pokemon cartoon, and whilst I can’t actually remember much of the older series that I adored in my distant youth, I was outraged at the abomination on my screen. It was atrocious, they’ve actually degenerated to the point where they’ve had to write a rival for Ash that is deliberately entirely dislikable and an absolute jerk. I’ve been a proponent of “The First 151″ for a long while, because things went quickly bizarre after that, but the more recent developments seems to confirm that unequivocally.