Chapter 8 Page 21
18 Aug 2014 10:46 pm
H0lyhandgrenade, 08 Aug 2014 12:54 am
Oops, don't worry about my hand after lettering TOO much xD I was mostly joking.
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Reply P-Dizzy (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:51 pm
I'm right there with ya George :(
Reply sonics1030, 18 Aug 2014 10:53 pm
So am I!
Reply Tehpikachu, 18 Aug 2014 10:56 pm
I didn't think the "I've been stood here" was that hard to get but idk
Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:58 pm
Oh, that dialect thing makes sense. I just didn't know.
Reply Graham (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 10:58 pm
It's like George wants to capture all of the popular pokemon and always fails.
Reply thegreatawsum1, 18 Aug 2014 10:59 pm
I like her nose.
Reply Pavell (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 11:02 pm
Dear lord, George's angry face is meltingly adorable
Reply Ultimate the Hedgehog, 18 Aug 2014 11:05 pm
It would've been cool if she got an Abra.
Reply Doutonbori Robo, 18 Aug 2014 11:09 pm
@H0lyhandgrenade: Don't worry, I've got your back when it comes to being a grammar Nazi. Correcting people is my specialty, as long as it benefits them.
Reply troblsomtwins829, 18 Aug 2014 11:10 pm
I caught an abra once
Wanna know how?
Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 18 Aug 2014 11:16 pm
@Doutonbori Robo: And I, unlike many people, actually not only am alright with, but like being corrected. I am always happy to know if I am mistaken.
Reply BattleStarX, 18 Aug 2014 11:18 pm
Oh yeah, I remember trying to catch those annoying things before abilities. RNG hates us all.
Reply Doutonbori Robo, 18 Aug 2014 11:21 pm
@troblsomtwins829: I like to delude myself into thinking that pressing certain combinations of buttons helps the catch rate increase. I know it doesn't work, but I like the reassurance.
People were asking about "I was stood" and "I was sat" again? I remember H0ly covering this ages ago.
Reply The_mad_one, 18 Aug 2014 11:54 pm
Just let Atty catch it.
Reply The Missingno. Master, 19 Aug 2014 12:39 am
Atty should still have a couple of Ultra Balls, right? He should try catching an Abra.
The Real Reason George Wants Atty Around So he can use his dumb luck to catch things like Abra with one shot xD
Reply LazyReader (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 02:47 am
If I were an Abra. I'd telekinetically tie her shoe laces together.
Reply ZDW (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 03:02 am
if only you had a Pikachu with thunder wave to paralyze or a Jigglypuff with sing to put it to sleep
Reply Doutonbori Robo, 19 Aug 2014 04:35 am
@ZDW: The first one would likely be more effective. It's better than a Jigglypuff, which either wouldn't be able to keep up with an Abra, or would only hit with Sing roughly half the time with Sing's accuracy rate at a measly 55. A Pikachu's speed would at least allow it to possibly land a Thunder Wave before Abra's Teleport could happen. But at that point I'd just suggest another option altogether.
Reply Fred_The_Narwhal (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:38 am
Speed is Key Just catch a caterpie in what is now the ashes of Viridian Forest and raise it to be a really quick butterfree. You can just use sleep powder on them before they teleport
Reply Blank (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 07:52 am
What you do to catch an Abra is:
@H0lyhandgrenade I am northern so I can confirm such sayings are in fact common. Lived in London for 3 years and I can't say I heard a preference to either 'was stood' or 'was standing'
Reply Balladeer (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 09:47 am
Now I'm going to have to change my headcanon and have Atty speaking in a northern accent. As a Londoner, this amuses me.
Reply SaviourInDistress, 19 Aug 2014 12:04 pm
holy we use those in scotland too
Reply Spinnex (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 01:26 pm
I wonder if Atty found a thunder wave TM...
THIS IS WHY WE USE THE GRASS POKEMON FIRST CHILDREN. e__________e
why do pokebals ALWAYS fall on the ground with the red part on top? It's just a Ball....
Reply Wyld (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:32 pm
@Guest: Pokeballs were ergonomically designed to fall white side down, because the red is indicative of where the pokemon's "up" would be oriented...
Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 04:55 pm
@Wyld: And that is why I am a loyal member of Team Plasma. :P
Reply Rengeki (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 07:06 pm
@ZDW: or an Oddish with sleeppowder....wait, do somebody smell that?
Reply moki (Guest), 19 Aug 2014 09:28 pm
Yeah I had no issues with the dialect. Pretty similar to how a lot of slang is here in the midwest/south.
Reply Doutonbori Robo, 20 Aug 2014 01:20 am
The whole conflict with the word "stood" just seems ludicrous. There's no reason to consider it slang, and it's not an issue with dialects. The issue is that people don't adequately understand words and their usage. To be fair, dictionaries don't do well to describe the usage of that specific word, but as I said before, when used in the context that it was, it's technically a substitution for the word "stationed", as if the person were not standing there of their own will.
Reply AFeralFurry (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 01:42 am
@Doutonbori Robo: This is just me, so it really doesn't apply to everyone, but I had not heard stood in that context before. I would be willing to assume that those of us considering it incorrect before were simply used to the more common use of stood as in "I stood over there".
It's nice seeing these dialects quietly slip in. Gives a subtle bit of character.
Reply ZDW (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 02:45 am
disclaimer @Doutonbori Robo: and @Rengeki: I am not a pro at Pokémon to some peoples disbelief. I don't know all the moves of all the Pokémon and where you catch them they are just the ones I could remember with moves that could help from before this point in the game
Holy, you are so awesome I had to start playing.
Reply SeriousJupiter (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 05:38 am
Heh For a second there I thought that Abra was Mew in the third panel. That would have been ridiculous, though - I doubt George even knows about Mew.
@Rengeki: sounds like a plan there....
Reply evildarkkitten (Guest), 20 Aug 2014 06:10 am
Just watch, Atty is gonna accidently catch an abra now
Reply Doutonbori Robo, 20 Aug 2014 06:19 am
@ZDW: I understand that people don't quite remember everything from the Pokémon games. I just have an extremely good memory with games that I've spent even a little time with.