Pokémon Games — Something Interesting

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We’ll be prattling on about pokémon as a franchise all month, so brace yourselves. It’s interesting, but not the angle people usually look at this beast from.

Out of curiosity, what’s the best experience you’ve ever had playing a pokémon game? Any stories?

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Is this weird?

We’ve been working on the new video for about a week now. If all goes to plan (and it always does), it should be coming out this weekend. Considering how light and innocuous the subject matter is, this is turning out to be a fascinating topic. Like, how often do people sit down and discuss the literary methodology/merit of Pokemon? There’s really a lot there, it’s just not a… traditional discussion.

So in order to dig up some writerly stuff that might make good fodder for short fiction, we’re sort orbiting around this very broad perspective about the nature of the entire franchise. As a result, it’s not exactly… congruous with a lot of the other media about Pokemon. Hopefully it’ll still be a mutual good time for writers and pokemon fans, but it’s tough to please everyone.

Even so, it’s not all high-brow literary pontification.

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See?

It all feels a little weird, but it’s also really exciting to be working on something outside of our usual wheelhouse.

—Talebot

Announcing this month’s theme…

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This Month’s Theme: Pokémon

This might surprise some of you. Pokémon isn’t really known for its story, after all.

Even so, there are some amazing things to learn from the franchise as a whole, so this month let’s dig into it and see what we can find.

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Submissions are open!

Ahhh, finally. After half a year of posting a useless “submit” button in all of our videos, at long last it actually does something.

Come and show us what you’re made of! Make up a story or create a piece of art based on the theme were discussing and send it our way!

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“Human, Almost” — A Word from Talebot

If you’ve been curious about the robot behind the Foundry, prepare to be disappointed. I’m ready to share a bit about myself, but it’s really more questions than answers.

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