Pokémon Fakes Archive: Dragonair

90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (C)
Resistance (L)
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poke-Power: Operate
Any time any of your Pokemon is the target of your opponent’s trainer card, you may put 2 damage counters on this Pokemon and your opponent must discard the trainer card without using it.

(C) – Entry – 20

(C)(C) – Knowledge – 40
If the defending Pokemon has no damage counters on it, this attack does 60 damage instead. This Pokemon can’t use this attack next turn.

(C)(C)(C) – Profitable – 80
Take any Pokemon ex from your deck and discard it. Shuffle your deck. If you didn’t discard a Pokemon ex, this attack does nothing.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Starmie

80 HP
Weakness (G)(L)
Resistance (W)
Retreat Cost (C)(C)(C)

Poke-Power – Hydro Energy
Any time during your turn, (before you attack) you may discard all cards attached to Starmie. Attach this card to one of your Pokemon. When attached to a Pokemon, this counts as (C)(C) energy. After you use this power, put 2 damage counters on your active Pokemon.

(W)(C)(C) – Aqua Vault – 20
If the defending Pokemon is not (W), this attack does 40 damage instead.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Castform

70 HP
Weakness none
Resistance none
Reatreat cost (C)

(C)(C) – Stream
Search your discard pile for a Pokemon with Castform in its name. Place it on your bench and put 3 damage counters on it.

(C)(C)(C)(C) – Educate – 40
If the defending Pokemon has more than two cards attached to it, the energy requirement for this attack is (C)(C)(C) and put 2 damage counters on the defending Pokemon after doing damage.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Slowking

90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

(C)(C) – Left Slide – 10
The defending Pokemon is confused.

(C)(C)(C)(C) – Guts – 90
Search your deck or your prizes for a Shining or Star Pokemon and discard it. If you discarded from your prizes, take the top card of your deck and place it in your prizes. The defending Pokemon can’t retreat in your opponent’s next turn.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Snorlax ex

Snorlax ex
80 HP
Weakness (F)
Resistance (P)
Retreat Cost none

Pokemon Power – Location
Add 10 to this Pokemon’s maximum HP for each Stadium card in your discard pile.

(C)(C) – Big Class – 50
Search your deck for an evolution card and discard it. Shuffle your deck.

(C)(C)(C) – Dozen Gallons – 70
Look at the top card of your opponent’s deck. You may put it in your opponent’s hand, then choose a card from your opponent’s hand without looking and put it on top of his/her deck.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Blaziken

This is the first in my series of Pokémon card fakes. Some of the cards are over 10 years old- I told myself I’d get around to backing them up from paper to digital format, and today is that day.

80 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat Cost (C)(C)(C)

Poké-Body – Columns
At any time during any player’s turn, (before attacking) that player may use two supporters during that turn instead of just one. If he/she chooses to do so, he/she chooses one of his/her Pokémon to knock out.

(F)(F)(F) – Hectolumens – 40+
Flip a coin for each of your Pokémon with a Pokémon Power, Poké-Body, or Poké-Power. For each heads, add 20 damage.

Newport News Survival Guide, Part 3

Spoiler alert! This post has a much more positive tone than part 2!

While familiarizing myself with the town, I drove past a series of restaurants connected in the same building. They all had four stories. I thought that was pretty cool. “Wow, that’s a lot of seating!”, I thought. “They must have customers going through here all the time- to have a main floor and then three more floors.” Well, I did some driving around the perimeter, because it looked like an interesting, tightly-packed place. Turns out, that this is a college residence hall. How cool is that? When I was in college, (St. Mary’s College of MD) the facilities available were pretty good, including the food. We had a combination Upper Deck/Quizno’s (in addition to the standard all-you-can-eat breakfast/lunch/dinner room) which was nice to have. However, CNU students are living on top of multiple restaurants! Panera, Subway, Moe’s Southwest, and three others whose names slip my memory. How cool is that!

A view of the other side from this four story residence hall restaurant complex.

So this stuff about the place in NN with crappy parking goes full circle as I mention… this really fun place called the City Center.

I could describe this place to you and how much stuff is there, but you can look it up if you want. The place is designed to be walkable, it’s clean, and visually stimulating for anyone walking or driving by.

There we go. Newport News, my good friend, you are absolved.

I took a whole bunch of pictures of the fountain at the City Center. I hate it when somebody publishes a whole bunch of pictures of the *same thing*, so I’m going to live my principles and not give you a pile of photos of the same fountain. There ya go. This is not a top-level photo-stitching, cos, you know, Blackberry. Click on it for large size.

Such a great place, the City Center.

Holy crap! What’s a Waffle House? They do have every restaurant chain in this town. Oh, not just Waffle House. Waffle House, Wild Wing, Red Robin, Quaker Steak. Some personal favorites are Chesseburger in Paradise, Cici’s, and IHOP. And as a former Subway sandwich maker and current Subway enthusiast, I am happy to say there are a million and one Subways. But I think that’s EVERY town nowadays.

Okay, another fountain pic, sorry. Someone thought to accommodate ducks??? Never seen one of these before.

Okay, that’s it for my saga of geography personal expression!