Oh yeah, this makes it even more weird then! I mean, isn’t Thunderbolt even like Pikachu’s signature move?
No, it’s still not working, but it will (or should) get fixed later today. So, a week and a half without internet & TV
No, there’s still a lot to do and it will take some time until I feel like home there, so let’s see how this will turn out with time. My new place is smaller than the last one, but it's at a much better place as it has much more sun and the previous one was in the ground floor, which turned out to be a no-go for me. It also costs a bit less (still enough though…). Last but not least, I only have around 15 minutes from my new place to work, and around 10-15 minutes to my partner’s place, while previously I had 30 minutes from my place to work in the morning, and in the evening sometimes even an hour or more due to traffic.
I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that but penguins used to be my favorite animal during my childhood, so while I loved Turtwig’s family, I also loved Empoleon. Once we did a ranking with the starters and I did rank this Generation quite high I think, as it’s ALWAYS very difficult to pick between these two for me. I think it’s even the Gen where it’s the most difficult choice to pick the starter for me.
Sounds interesting for Magmortar/Porygon-Z. As I said, I was always interested into these two but never came around playing with them, so it’s nice to hear they got into your Team. Aaaah… I didn’t realize fainting = death when you’re doing a playthrough as a Nuzlocke
Oh no, poor Snowplow!! I hope Volitant does well in your team though.
True! What do you think of Let’s Go? I think it sounds really interesting and I’m actually really looking forward to it, even though I was hoping to get a ‘normal’ Pokémon game this year as well. Ah well… It’s not the only childhood treasure I lost. When I moved out for the first time nearly eight years ago to live with my ex partner, I have no idea what I was thinking cause there were quite a few stuff I left ‘at home’ and which is gone now. Something else would be tons of comics I drew when I was a child – I was a very good drawer back then! I still have some of them in my mind, especially some stories, and sometimes I really regret that I didn’t keep them. I even made a whole series called ‘The DigiPoké Team’ which was a mash-up of Pokémon, Digimon and Case Closed
. Pokémon and Digimon were like humans in that series and there was a group (The DigiPoké Team) which had to solve murder cases and stuff like this. As a child it was way easier to draw Pokémon and Digimon instead of humans which is why I mixed up these three things
I drew at least 40 different ‘episodes’…
Right? I mean, it seemed to be until "Volt Tackle" came along, anyway. After consulting Bulbapedia, it looks like nobody could learn "Thunderbolt" by level-up in Red
(then only Pikachu could in Yellow
UGH @ Internet and TV access taking that long! I'd be losing my sh*t after more than a week, for sure
It sounds like this new place is an upgrade in every way except size? That's awesome! How'd you find it? Ha, yeah, I can imagine living on the ground floor being pretty awful (especially if it was on a busy street with people constantly walking by/right outside). Luckily, I haven't had any units above mine since my last apartment in college. A less stressful commute is such a huge plus too! With your partner even closer than before, you'll have even more opportunities for...
You should work some of that into one of his group's music videos, actually... #breaktheinternet
Aw, I didn't know you were ever that into penguins, but that's adorable! I just remember you mentioning monkeys before
Thankfully, my team made it through the Elite Four and Cynthia without any more deaths. Phew! As much as I hate to say this about a fallen teammate, I think Snowplow's passing was somewhat of a blessing in disguise, since Volitant helped out quite a bit in those final battles
Have things calmed down enough with the whole move/transition to give you a chance to pick up Yellow
again? Granted, I guess you could just wait for Let's Go!
Speaking of - I'll miss wild Pokémon battles, but the Let's Go!
games do look like an interesting way to combine some GO
features with the usual main-series-type adventure, so I'll definitely still check them out. I skipped FireRed
, so it'll be my first time playing a Gen I remake, and Kanto does look pretty nice in the trailer. I just hope these GO
-based gameplay changes aren’t included in next year’s proper core series Switch game. Aw, so all 40 episodes that you drew are gone for good? Damn, that's tragic...especially since there's no way to replace something personal and unique like those
They sound so creative, I totally would've read them if you could've uploaded them online! Do you still draw at all? Has your partner posed nude for you yet? That'd be the best way for you to practice drawing humans...
Tansike wrote:Yes, it’s the same – that’s also why “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran debuted at #7, but left the Top100 completely the week afterwards as “Galway Girl” had more sales and debuted at #10. There are probably other examples but this is the best one which was affected by these rules I think. Also, there’s an exception in Switzerland, which is when an artist dies (like Avicii recently or back then Michael Jackson) this artist is allowed to have more than three entries for a period of time.
Ah, that's an exception that I totally don't mind, though. Seeing all those hits re-enter is a great/touching way to recognize their impact and legacy. It's like a final farewell to their chart presence too.
Ah, Grimes is something I’m really looking forward to as well! Her last album was brilliant!
I’m probably not too up-to-date with some of the most recent announcements, but the ones I’m currently looking forward to are Bebe Rexha’s “Expectations”, which drops later this month, Ariana’s “Sweetener” obviously, Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” in September, a new live album by Tarja and an upcoming, yet untitled (and with an unknown release date) album by my second most favorite band ever, Within Temptation. Also, my absolute fave (Kerli) is likely to finally release something this year, but I’m waiting for five years now so I’m not expecting too much anymore at this point
Agreed! Granted, it's the only album of hers that I've actually heard in full
I briefly checked out some of her older singles after falling in love with Art Angels
, and they definitely didn't have the same quirky-but-still-poppy appeal, so hopefully she keeps some of the same Art Angels
style/sounds for her next project.
I'd be open to checking out Expectations
if it makes a good impression on you. Same goes for Kerli's next album, actually, so **fingers crossed** that one actually happens this year!
Tansike wrote:Well, I think “Attention” wasn’t even the problem. I mean, “Attention” came out and was a hit months before they even announced the album, so I really think “Voicenotes” wasn’t ready at that time and they tried to see if Charlie still gets a hit or not with something following his debut album, and I think they were a bit surprised how big “Attention” was. Then “How Long” came and I think during that time they also announced the album, though “How Long” didn’t take off the way they thought it could, so they delayed the album and “Done For Me” did even worse… speaking of which, that one still is my highlight of “Voicenotes”. A shame how it wasn’t a hit…
Ah, I might've gotten the whole timeline blurred in my head. "Done For Me" hasn't clicked with me quite as much as you, but I'm still surprised by how poorly it's done
He abruptly went from scoring his biggest hit yet (besides "See You Again") to seriously struggling. People/listeners are so fickle sometimes...
Glad you’re liking its ongoing success here. Kinda sad it already fell a bit on your charts, as Akini had it as his #1 last week and it would have been so awesome to have us four (Jake, Akini, you & me) having the same #1
But you were really looking forward to the new album by CHVRCHES so it’s no big surprise that they overshadowed “Solo”.
Sorry for the flop timing on my part
but all four of us sending the same song to No. 1 (even at slightly different times) is still pretty incredible! I've no idea when that last happened. I'm pretty sure it was "No Tears Left To Cry" for you, Jake, and me - but I know that one missed out on Akini's chart.
Tansike wrote:Yep, definitely! I’d even go that far and say it’s my most favorite song ever by Shawn. I think there really is and I was (and still am) so positively surprised, as I never saw him as an artist I would look forward to to hear new music. But “Shawn Mendes” has some awesome tunes – “Nervous”, “Like To Be You”, “Fallin’ All For You”, “Particular Taste”, “Queen” and “Mutual” are all single-worthy IMO.
Ooh, that's high praise indeed! Well, since I don't think anything else noteworthy is dropping this Friday (Christina's singles haven't really sold me, and I've never been as into her as a lot of the other pop ladies anyway), I might dive into Shawn Mendes
later this week...
Tansike wrote:It’s somehow funny, as just in the moment when you said you’re enjoying “Let You Be Right” more than “Can’t Dance”, it also started to become my fave of the two. I still enjoy “Can’t Dance” as well though. They both weren’t instant hits for me like “No Excuses”, but they most likely will show a much longer effect…
If only I could influence you like that more often.
Tansike wrote:2 (1) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
3 (2) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
4 (3) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry *G*
5 (NEW) Charli XCX – 5 In The Morning
6 (4) Selena Gomez – Back To You
7 (6) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
8 (5) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
11 (NEW) MNEK feat. Hailee Steinfeld – Colour
13 (18) Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
14 (16) Kygo & Miguel – Remind Me To Forget
16 (9) Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan
17 (NEW) Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – Girls Like You
18 (NEW) Kylie Minogue – Golden
19 (20) Meghan Trainor – Can’t Dance
23 (17) Céline Dion – Ashes
24 (12) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
27 (13) Childish Gambino – This Is America
29 (27) Charlie Puth feat. Khelani – Done For Me
30 (38) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea *P*
31 (26) Charlie Puth – Attention
32 (21) Netta – Toy
37 (22) Saara Aalto – Monsters *P*
• I'm not totally sold on "Love To Hate" on first listen, but DAMN does Tarja sound flawless live
If the video hadn't made it so obvious that it was a live recording, I definitely would've thought those were studio vocals.
• "5 In The Morning" has been a letdown for me after REALLY loving some of Pop 2
• "Colour" struck me as pretty bland/forgettable at first, but I've been coming back to it more than I expected! It's still far from one of my favorites from Hailee, but it's not a total throwaway either!
• Nice to see "Let You Be Right" pulling well ahead of "Can't Dance" now.
• Although I don't think Cardi adds much to "Girls Like You," the release of this new version definitely re-kindled my interest in the original.
• A Top 20 debut for Kylie too
"Stop Me From Falling" never made it that high, right?
Yet another chart that's impossible to hate, Tansike!