Monday, September 30, 2019

Day 2 - Career Day

On Day 2 Chuck (Charles) masqueraded as a pirate (S.S. Anne), tried out janitorial work (Vermillion Gym), and went spelunking (Rock Tunnel). He was really unsure of which career best fit him and his team. Hank really took to all of them, even evolving into a Parasect while pirating. Bobby was overwhelmed by pirating at first but than learned a Bubble Beam technique and evolved to revel the activity. Spot finally began fitting in with the team during the sanitation stint. Jean didn't really take to any of the activities... and neither did Chuck really. The wise 11 year-old recognized he had his whole life to discover and try countless careers and didn't need to rush the decision. As circumstance would have it the day ended with Chuck finding Scott, an Eevee, who just like him had a future of options ahead of him!

Choosing a career is a huge decision and one I feel people too often make for the wrong reasons: Money, Tradition, or even Skill. At this point in my life as I am beginning the process of reinventing myself and returning to college I am realizing something and I want to share that something. Don't worry, I am not going to tell you to follow your passion even if it puts you broke in a ditch. No, I just want to ask you to take your time, let yourself try new things, and when you eventually decide on something let a part of yourself keep exploring forever.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Day 1 - Pokémon Blue Begin

Last night on my Birthday as I made final preparations I found out the copy Pokémon Red I bought was faulty. So... instead of starting where it all began I started a little later with Pokémon Blue. This changes the Schedule slightly, I will update that soon. I have created a page with progress details for Blue Version. Anyways here is how things went today:

Today Charles began his Pokémon Journey. His mom lamented her baby's departure from the home, but it was time for him to make a team of his own. He first found Jean, a talented but rash Charmander, with Jean he overcame his childhood rival Blue not once but thrice. Together they found the naughty male Nidoran Kevin. Kevin and Jean defeated the Pewter Gym leader despite their low levels (13 each). Jean later evolved into a Charmeleon before being joined by Hank the Paras and Bobby the Meowth. Kevin than left the team in a trader for Spot the female Nidoran. After eating some candy and learning the move Leech Life Hank made short work of the Cerulean City Gym while baby Bobby took a break in the day-care.

A portion of today's play time I streamed on YouTube.