Happy Detective Pikachu Day

Roughly one year ago I was sitting in a theater watching a little bit of my childhood come to life. Now… no theaters are open. I have the quarantine blues, and nothing is helping.

Dancing Pikachu comes close, though.

My favourite little details/easter eggs in Detective Pikachu

As a Pokemon fan since 1998, this is my kinda movie. I screencapped it a couplea months ago and finally remembered to stick all the freeze-frame details I discovered into a post.

“Suddenly my Pokemon was a stranger” is just the sort of headline you would expect in this world, I love it. (Also, the newspaper is named after Clifford, which should’ve been a hint he was a villain.)

Howard Clifford pops up on the TV in a way similar to the old “Who’s That Pokemon” segments from the show! See?

I love all the detail in this shot. Puff Palace! What’s that? A Jigglypuff-themed restaurant?

I love the Delivery Braviary, I love him so much. I like to think he works for a company called Deliviary.

This… this is the Gherkin.

(Also, I assume the “Throjo” on the left is named after Throh)

And there’s a red bus! Wait… is Ryme City London? How did I not twig that immediately?!

Ah! Puff Palace is a restaurant! And don’t forget Wynaut’s Donuts.

More Pokemon-related brands! Mediti (after Meditite) and a Combee logo.

I’m gonna go ahead and assume that “Mist” banner on the right is just something generic and not a reference to Misty, but you never know I guess.

The only Mew we see in the movie.



Man I love that Cat-Shaped Reminder of Mankind’s Hubris so dang much. This is a good analysis of what makes him so freakin’ cool.


#150 – Mewtwo

Mewtwo, originally presented as the last Pokémon in the Pokédex (for both months before people knew better), and probably the most loaded Pokémon to talk about barring Pikachu. Since 1996, it’s been both the de-facto Legendary Pokémon and the de-facto villain of the series.

And d’you know what? Mewtwo’s does a pretty solid job at it.

We’ve had obviouslyartifical monsters up until this point, but those seem more synthetic and purpose-built to thrive in specific environments. Mewtwo, on the other hand, feels like it’s in a halfway state, obviously organic, but absolutely not anything that would occur in nature. The gangly limbs with odd, webbed extremities belong to something amphibious or even alien, whereas the shape of its head (and its name) tie it to a hairless cat, but as a whole it stands upright on two legs with the full presence of…

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Heading into the week with Pokémon nail art — Pokémon Blog

The Pokémon Company International has worked with a top nail artist to create a very special manicure design in celebration of Eevee’s first starring role in the Nintendo Switch exclusive game, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Fans of Eevee can now not only choose one as their partner in the latest game, but can now transform […]

Heading into the week with Pokémon nail art — Pokémon Blog

Ooooh shiny. Well I have time on my hands maybe I’ll try this!

Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution!

Mewtwo Strikes Back, my favourite EVER movie about a cat having an existential crisis, has gotten a remaster! It’s on Netflix right now, and has been for almost a week if not more, but alas I am no longer a child and now I (mostly) have to space Pokemon movies between work, shopping, crushing terror about the state of the planet, that sort of thing. Booo.

It was good! A lovely blast from the past packed full of everything I love about Pokemon. (The Meowth speech has gone and I missed it terribly, but it’s been replaced with something which is also nice, so…)

Most of all I love how gorgeous the graphics are, and especially the end credit art. I always adored the end credits of the original movie and how they showed our heroes exploring the rest of the Pokemon world, and this time around that takes the form of beautiful illustrations:

All by Sei Nakashima, and here’s his poster for the movie as well:

Man, this movie was my LIFE when I was 12. For years on LiveJournal I had a little 100×100 Pokemon icon as one of my avatars:

Here there be dragons! Ahhh, nostalgia is stinging hard tonight.

Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate the occasion, here’s some of my favourite ladies from fiction!

Row 1: Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Sephy Hadley (Noughts and Crosses), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Rose Tico (Star Wars), Elsa (Frozen/Disney), Melissa Chartres (The Last Man on Earth)

Row 2: Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings/Middle Earth), Quinn Ergon (Final Space), The Thirteenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Jane Foster (Thor/MCU), Amy Santiago (Brooklyn 99)

Row 3: Brook Soso (Orange is the New Black), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Erica Dundee (The Last Man on Earth), Kitty Winter (Sherlock Holmes), Rose Tyler (Doctor Who), Briony Tallis (Atonement)

Row 4: Meredith Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Missandei (Game of Thrones), Rey (Star Wars), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), Carol Pilbasian (The Last Man on Earth), Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Disney)

Row 5: Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones), Ash Graven (Final Space), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog/Disney), Sophia Burset (Orange is the New Black), Misty (Pokemon), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)

Row 6: Bill Potts (Doctor Who), Mary Brown (Paddington), Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Gwen Stacy (Spider-Man), Jackie Tyler (Doctor Who), Ursula Ditkovich (Spider-Man)

Row 7: Yaz Khan (Doctor Who), Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man), Marceline (Adventure Time), Michelle (10 Cloverfield Lane,), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow/MCU), Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU)

Row 8: Eponine Thenardier (Les Miserables), Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls), Sandra Kaluiokalani (Superstore), Padme Amidala (Star Wars), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), Jasmine (Aladdin/Disney)

Row 9: Beru Whitesun (Star Wars), Nakia (Black Panther/MCU), Diana (Wonder Woman), Chummy Browne (Call the Midwife), Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn 99), Leia Organa (Star Wars)