Pokebit Success

As a result of my creating Pokebit, I have gotten people to research alternative currency. Which means I have already achieved success.
But, there is more to do, so I am only getting started.

Time to get into more advertising!

Pokémon Fakes Archive: What This Is All About

This card is- 1. Not as epic as an actual Pokemon. 2. Surprisingly, not a real Pokemon. 3. Not made by me.
You’ve been seeing these daily posts since February that have no context. Nothing but made-up Pokémon cards. I could tell you there is rhyme or reason, but I will not. This is nothing more than an archive of content I originally wrote down on paper, and is being converted to digital format, one-by-one, day-by-day. The ideas for all these fakes just came to me, and there is an almost irresistible desire to write it down. Even when I’m not home and therefore cannot type it into my computer.

New Pokémon Card Store Launched


A Hampton Roads-based Pokémon enthusiast has announced the creation of a service that allows the multitude of Pokémon Trading Game fans throughout the World to purchase specific products with Bitcoin. Pokebit is a website in which Pokémon cards are sold and its creator boasts some of the lowest prices on Pokémon single cards; But the catch is, Pokebit only accepts Bitcoin.

Nick Kirkpatrick, the creator of Pokebit, claims this as part of a plan to bring selling and purchasing power directly into the hands of the individual, by promoting the prevalence of Bitcoin, a new currency that his been in place for a little over 4 years. “Bitcoin users”, Kirkpatrick asserts, “Are not subject to a supreme entity, no bank, no state, no ‘mega-corporation’. Bitcoin can be sent to virtually anyone, anywhere, with little to no transaction fees, and no one can freeze your account- the individual is in control”.

Pokebit can be found at http://pokemonbitcoin.com

New Pokémon Trading Card Game Store

So, I hesitated to post this earlier, but I am happy to let you all know that I am working on a new online store for Pokémon merchandise. This is not an ebay store, this is an entire website. All the pieces are in place; I am just waiting for the latest shipment of boosters boxes to come in before I hit the “GO” button. I will be officially launching the thing next Thursday. Stay tuned.

Pokémon Fake Cards Starting 2/8

My Newport News Survival Guide Part 2 is coming tomorrow.
Next Friday, I start publishing fake Pokémon cards. I’ve been making Pokémon fakes and decided to use my website as a platform to publish them. I can assure you that this publication is nothing more than releasing the deep-seated thoughts inside me… 😉

To-Do List For Life: 3-4-2011

I have always been an advocate for writing down one’s lifelong goals. Over two years ago, I actually did it. Here’s an updated and reworded list. A few of the items have been removed from the list. Some have been revised or reworded.

    • Produce a Game– I have a lot of ideas in my head just waiting to be expressed. I have fantasized about being a Game Designer* for years. My favorite game format is the Trading Card Game, but there are a variety of formats that appeal to me.
    • Produce Several Works of Fiction– I have lots of ideas for stories in my head. Lots of concepts. But you know what they say- “If it isn’t written down, it doesn’t exist!” I should write my ideas down before those ideas go away. I have started writing down some of them. **
    • Backup All My Paper Documents on Digital Format– I have knocked a lot of this out of the way. What remains are a few a lot of fake Pokémon cards I designed, mostly from 2002-2006.
    • Prove to the World We Can Survive Without Intellectual Property– Perhaps by releasing content using a fund-and-release method or some other established IP-free method (or maybe by a model of my own invention!).
    • Win a Pokémon TCG Premier Event– Never done it before. This is not necessarily a difficult goal to achieve, but when you judge more events than you play in, your number of chances for winning an event go down. Starting in September, I’m going to be doing a little less judging and a little more playing, so I may get closer to this goal.


  • Do Something Noteworthy– You know, something that makes people remember me. Accomplish something that smart people will remember after I”m dead. Perhaps something that will get me my own page on Wikipedia.
  • Compose a Video Game Song Compose a song used in a commercial video game. The soundtrack of a movie or TV show would be good too, but video game is what I’m shooting for.

Here are some goals from my previous list that I have removed:

  • Learn Japanese– If they want foreigners to learn their written language, they should make it easier to learn. Using symbols (instead of a phonetic alphabet) is an archaic concept. And yes, I am aware that there are a lot of homophones in Japanese. In all seriousness, the amount of work required for this relative to the payoff is low.
  • Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet- not really useful if you”re not a linguist.
  • Become Leader of the Largest Pokémon TCG League in the World– I quit being a Pokémon TCG League Leader in September 2009. Now, I am primarily a Premier Event judge and a player.
  • Discover the Best Way to Play Rock, Paper, Scissors– Turns out this was actually done in 1999 and 2000, with a tournament in which people designed computer programs that would play RPS against each other.
  • Finish Every TV Series I Liked Watching– My life has stabilized significantly since I wrote my first to-do list, so I do not miss out on TV as much. There are still a few series I”ve never finished watching, but if I don”t get to ’em, no biggie.

*Keep in mind that “game designer” does not mean “graphic designer” or “programmer”. It’s not somebody who writes the code for the game or somebody who designs the graphics for the game, but somebody who designs the game: the game’s rules, objectives- how the game works. Sorry for those of you already in the know, but many still seem to be confused as to what a game designer is. And yes, I do write code and I do design graphics in my day-to-day life. That will not change.

**As for what format they should be, I think the cost of publishing a TV show (streaming to the internet or to DVD) is discouraging, but publishing stories as a comic, novel, serialized light novel, or radio drama might be a possbility. Any format is fine with me as long as it makes sense.

There are a few I think would be ideal if published as a comic book/illustrated novel.  The idea is to have it  published one volume at a time. The readers will be informed that it is a fund-and-release system; they will be given an opportunity to contribute funds.  Once a certain funding threshold has been reached, the next volume will be published.  I’ve also considered writing a children’s story in the form of an illustrated book.