posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 03:39 PM
So, let's say I have a pokemon. And I teach that pokemon to bite. And that Pokemon goes right for the jugular. Super effective!
Health goes down, the other guy's pokemon "faints".
Now, let's say I do that in real life. I'm looking at a felony. People are gonna call me a monster. A dog fighter.
It's an odd concept for a kid's game. Then again, the japanese have never been big on animal rights.
If this game were from Mexico, people would immediately be like, "Uh... That's a little bit offensive. I mean, I took my kid to Tijuana to see a
real Pokemon fight, and it was just awful. Blood, everywhere."
Why is it okay? Let's say I put out a game called Valentine. And in Valentine, you're responsible for driving a bunch of women around to meet their
dates for Valentines. At the end of the date, they come back and give you money. Perfectly okay to sell to kids, right?
No! That would be messed up. Parents would boycott it. I mean, these are the parents who boycotted Legend Of Zelda for having alleged Muslim symbols
in it. But then again, the kind of people who are so up in arms about the muslims don't tend to be so considerate of animal rights.
Just because something is a cartoon doesn't make it okay for kids. Like the Simpsons. I have a personal beef against that show, for how it depicts
violence against children as okay. It is wrong to make animals fight eachother for the amusement of man. I ain't no PETA type. I eat a steak with no
remorse. But I don't make the cows fight eachother before hand, and doom them to a life of fighting and confinement inside whatever is in that
personal hell they call a pokeball.
I remember Tom and Jerry. Now, there's a show I could get behind. It's a rat. A cat should fight a rat. Natural order of things.. Kids used to watch
good shows. Scooby Doo fought crime. Now, it's all "wacky" antics. These fools wouldn't know laughter if it came up and bit them.
Now, Bugs Bunny had some savage cartoons, less than politically correct ones, but he didn't make a career out of it. It was just a couple. "Bugs
Bunny Nips the Nips", and "All This And Rabbit Stew". It wasn't hundreds of episodes of what amounts to dog fighting. Pretty brutal, in my