Updated on July 12, 2016
What the Hell is a Weedle?
And why do I have 3 of them?
Maybe a bunch of you — you 3 people I hope are reading this post? — are totally happy to tell me all about Weedles. But that’s okay. I don’t really need to know. The important part is: I have downloaded Pokémon Go and for the first time in my life, I am playing a Pokémon game.
Now, this is not different for me not just because I’ve never played one of these games before, but because normally when these kind of flash fads come out in pop culture, I’m on the non-fun-having side. It’s not because I think I’m better than anyone, truly, I just never tend to be interested in so many things that spike in popularity. It was a huge relief when Star Wars came out and it sucked me in so hard because it had been a long time since I was so into a big movie. I don’t do the superhero movies really (except Superman, who most people don’t like/care about and he got shoved into a Batman movie and I don’t like Batman and — okay, this is a different rant), and I’m admittedly a snob about movies aimed at kids, and I’m not a gamer…
So yeah, I tend to not be involved when people are going goofy. So I made the specific decision to be a part of the fun, instead of sitting back and feeling left out. It’s a big deal for me.
Of course, it can’t ever be easy. Where I live, it’s not densely populated, and I’m not in a housing development that has walkable streets. I don’t work in the middle of a town, either, though there are a few that have spawned in our parking lot, and the building next door has a Pokestop that I can hit up before I head home. I can drive through a significant town on the way home, but I’m driving, which makes it hard to do anything.
But then again, it does make it exciting when one does spawn where I can get it, and it forces me to put the game down and get back to the normal ways of avoiding having a life. And I have an extra layer of excitement in looking forward my weekend in New York City next month! Friends! Baseball! Olympic sobbing! Lobbing pokeballs! Woo!
This post was going to be about more things, but I think this is good. I like it. This is a Good Post. It’s the kind of random stuff I used to blog about on LJ all the time. Then again, I’ve got some big plans coming, and I’m pretty excited about it. But more about that in another post!