Nintendo went and announced a new Pokemon game while I was in the middle of a storyline. Sneaky bastards.

Of course, the prospect of a new Pokemon game is always exciting, but I do have to say that the new starters are a bit…fugly? I had no idea what animal Chespin was supposed to be until someone told me he was a chipmunk. I mean…I guess? I suppose he doesn’t not look like a chipmunk.

Shotgunning your starter is an important tradition among my friends. The idea is that we can’t pick all the same one in case we want to trade later so we can complete our Pokedex. This never actually happens, but the arguments over who gets which starter are lively.