Apparently… if I win a contest where I can wish for just about anything in the world. What I want is a high tech bathtub.
A large one I can actually lie down in and still have ample leg room.
But it must also have no visible taps or drains. Similar to the claw foot bathtubs you had to dump water into…?
And it has to be able to project images on the wall while I bathe so I can watch things. Like tv or something streaming from online I guess.
And what will I use it to watch? Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.
Now if only it could project KC holograms for dueling, it would be perfect.
Wait, it needs to come with a Seto Kaiba AI hologram for me to duel. THEN it’ll be perfect.
Talked to pidge about it. Finally decided to go through with posting it. And on here of all places: [and I suppose you’d say this is “game Green” or the rival in Gen 1/Kanto]
Sadly don’t remember what was going on before I turned into Green. Something was happening.
But then suddenly I was at the intersection [or at least a place inspired by it] behind the local mall uptown.
Had just crossed the street and was hunkered down on my haunches along the sidewalk?
I was talking. This bit is hazy now.
But Prof. Oak was standing next to me on the sidewalk.
I was explaining to him something about another person. I guess whoever they were… they were like… the equivalent of my “Red”. The rival I feel close to, but don’t like to admit it? A relationship similar to that, or my relationship with my brother Wal. At least that’s how it felt. I think I was talking about Red. I’m almost positive I was. But I never specifically said his name.
Then I smile, looking at the ground, still talking.
Begin to tell a story. Something about… the gift of the rock. It’s only a small pebble. Smaller than a marble.
I think about how the pebble reminds me of the pokéball incident between Gary and Ash outside the dream. [I tend to have a conciousness seperate from my avatar in dreams and that views things from an slightly objective view point of my avatar.]
But seeing the pebble on the ground in front of me brought up “memories” that Green had. Of out in the wilderness with Red. One in particular was of them standing next to a lake. I saw this from a slight distance, I didn’t see below his knee’s. Green was off center to the right, his back to me standing at a angle so his left shoulder was a bit closer to me and I just barely missed seeing more than his cheek for his face. Red was further off to the right, I mostly saw him in the corner of my eye. I could see his profile, but he was still angled more towards the water, looking sort of at Green and out at the lake at the same time.
Even though I couldn’t see it, Green was saying something to Red. Something that I know was important, but had no idea what it was. Since I couldn’t see Green’s face to even guess. But he seemed to have a pebble in his hand. I saw him lift his left arm up, hand in a loose fist, he pulled his arm back, leaning back on his leg a little, then leaned forward, bring his arm forward, and the pebble went flying through the air and was hurtling towards the water.
Then it shifted.
it was as if the memory was a faded circular cut out overlain on a black background. blurred out at the edges so I could see the background was black. It was off center and closer to being int the bottom left hand side of my field of vision.
Green was standing on the left, a bit taller than Red who was standing in front of him on the right. [I was getting a view from just above the waist and the view took up my entire field of vision.]
He was holding Red’s hand in front of him as he was leaning forward and looking down at their hands. I could see his mouth moving, but, again, I couldn’t hear what he was saying, and the image was too blurred and transluscent for me to make out what sort of expression he had. But he was placing a pebble in Red’s hand. Red’s eyes were shadowed from view, he had that straight face though, I could only tell by his mouth. He was looking up at Green’s face rather than at their hands or the pebble.
Suddenly it jumps to an even less clear ‘memory’. it’s overlain atop another memory that I can’t make out. the one underneath is unclear and I can’t even tell what it is. But the one I can just barely see is from Green’s POV. he seems to be in a half-crouch [very odd position I know] and looking at his hand [he also looked upset, like he was biting his lipe or clenching his teeth shut and I could see them b/c his lips were drawn back in a sort of grimace], Red had just given him a pebble. Though the focus is on Green’s fist [which is oddly palm down so I just see the back of his left hand?] just above it [since I’m seeing this from Green’s POV but I can look at this as if I’m watching a screen] I can just make out Red standing in front of Green. Red’s eyes are still shadowed, but his mouth is moving, he’s saying something, but I still get no sound. And I think he’s wearing his FRLG outfit, but has the black hair and old hat still.
I’m still smiling as I pick up a pebble in front of me.
The story was pretty cryptic, but I got that it was dispalying some kind of deep relationship between myself and “Red”. Whoever they were. I’m not sure who my Red counterpart was in the dream. But I got vauge sort of ‘vision’ suddenly across the street. Someone in the jeans, red and white hat [old red hat, similar to Ash’s season one hat without the green symbol], red vest with white short sleeves, black tee underneath… didn’t get a clear view of their hair or it’s colour. but they were standing at the corner right near the cement block where the overpass reailing is anchored to. [maybe I should draw up some rough blue prints and drafts of the intersection this took place at…]
But I turned to my right and looked up at Prof. Oak who was standing right next to me the entire time. Somehow, not sure when, things had shifted to more of a third person view.
It’s always as bit disorienting for me to see things in a third person view AND first person view at the same time… from different angles. It’s set up so it’s like the two different viewpoints are overlain images that are opaque so you can make out both at the same time if you concentrate on one or the other it becomes clearer.
but it shifted to more of a third person view.
I saw “myself” as “Green” still hunkered down on the sidewalk, close to the grass. Prof. Oak standing a little behind and next to me, standing near the edge close to the road.
I’d turned my head and looked up at him, holding the pebble between my thumb and forefinger. Something of a smile left, but it’s begun to fade.
Across the street, near the overpass, I almost feel as if I’m seeing a ghost of Red standing there. He’s somewhat translucent and I can almost see the background through him. But his face is all shadowed. I think I can just barely make out the serious look his mouth has. Not quite a frown, but the corners of his mouth seem to be threatening to turn down. And then I start to ignore it as I look up to Prof. Oak and focus on him instead. [he looks a bit different from the real Prof. Oak… but I’m not sure how to describe how. Maybe just not quite as old looking? younger?]
I’m telling him [in the soft voice I’ve been using. forgot to mention I’ve been speaking in a quite soft voice, a near whisper] that I can pass it [the stone, though I used a specific word to describe it, but I thought of it as a pebble] on to him now. Share it with him. “I don’t think Red will mind.” something else I can’t quite remember. It’s all garbled in my mind now. But I said something more. Something about Red… maybe it was garbled even in the dream.
[reminds me of how I generally don’t hear Mich having a voice in my dreams. I see his mouth move, but no sound most of the time. But the other characters always seem to hear him and react as if they can hear him. But for some reason I almost never hear him speak even when he is. I just get an idea of what he’s saying, usually from reactions of the other characters.]
Prof. Oak looks… shocked? not quite. Something a little less than that. Maybe a bit surprised. His eyes are a little wide and his eyebrows are a bit arched. something about his mouth shows some kind of shock too. the lips are a little tightly drawn together.
But he takes the pebble. As Green begins to stand I shift back into a first person view. My POV pivots as if I’m turning on my heel and slipping into Green and I’m suddenly looking at things through Green’s eyes once more.
I begin walking down the sidewalk. Down the slope. I can sense/feel Prof. Oak following along behind me.
I’m becoming more self-aware of my seperate existance from Green. Starting to change the dream bit by bit? Realizing it’s a dream more than before? Taking control?
I feel/see Green smile. The disorientation of simutaneous first/third person view isn’t so bad this time. It’s like watching faded overlain images of a background with dimmed lighting.
Though the third person view is severly limited and mostly close-ups of specific things. Like Green’s mouth.
I put the PokéSpe cloak Green wore on. I hear/feel/see the cloak magically appear out of thin air and settle over me. I grab the edge and with a flourish sweep it through the air to close the cloak, as one side had been over my shoulder when it settled on me.
My smile is turning into more of a smirk than a pleased/happy smile. Gaining more confidence as I walk, still feeling Prof. Oak following behind me at a slow pace. My own pace is picking up.
Then my alarm goes off and it rips me out of my dream. I want to weep.
Now I’m wishing I would’ve had the idea to try make some Originalshipping BL more tangible before I woke up. Dare I say shifted it into a Yaoi dream.
But alas, it was not to be.
What does it mean when I can’t look at the page of the accounts who apparently start following me? like the page is just a blank white space. Or it won’t load at all and it’s just an error?
No one other than Jack Atlus could possibly be my favorite damn character in all of Yu-Gi-Oh!. He’s stern, he’s powerful, and he has the force to back up his mouth. In both ways; Dueling and fighting. When this series first started, I realized that right away Jack was a bastard. But that never stopped me from making him my favorite character. Even though Jack may have did some messed up things to his friends, you can’t say that anyone ever got to the top fairly. But I think that was the reason why I liked Jack the most. Because he had a goal, and he continued to work towards it. He had a messed up childhood, with no parents, so naturally Jack grew up a bit more crude. Even if he was crude, I still like him more than Yusei by a long shot. For one thing, he didn’t scam. Jack had his fair share of losses in the anime, and even in the OVA, which, of course, Yusei won most of those times, either fighting Jack himself or in a team manner (because Jack lost and Yusei is after Jack). By far the most stagnant character in the entire series, including Original and GX, Jack brings forth power along with skill and strategy. He is the 2nd Signer introduced in the anime (well, a tie with Yusei, since their birthmarks activated at the same time, even though Jack was born with his birthmark), and his dragon is none other than the amazing, powerful Red Demon’s Dragon (Red Dragon Archfiend in America, shown right). Housing the highest natural Attack Power of all the Signer Dragons (3000), this dragon follows Jack’s destructive play style, destroying all defense position monsters on your opponent’s side of the field if it attacks one defense position card. This card, along with Yusei’s Stardust Dragon was Jack’s ticket into the city before the anime started. Skipping the history lesson, Jack returns it to Yusei early on in the anime.
Jack is King. He was before the anime started, and he is now that the anime ended. To me, Jack will always be a King. But even Jack knows what’s important at times, which lets me know that he isn’t some muscle-headed idiot. He knows of his duty as a Signer. He’s lived a rough life, so he doesn’t know EVERYTHING, but he knows what he has to do. He even knew where his heart was at a point. In fact, that was how he continued to push on throughout the Dark Signer Arc: in memory of Carly. That’s right, out of everyone, the King is in love with Carly Nagisa. Which, made for an interesting set-up when they dueled together in Episode 29 and dueled one another in Episode 58-59. Honestly, I was glad Jack met someone that could change him like she did. While mostly a stagnant character (which I like, because I dislike change), some change is for the better, and that was definitely one of the changes in Jack’s character that was for the better. With him caring about another individual for once, he started to see the error of his ways. That just made me like him even more. For me, Jack is someone I look up to. In his dueling, in his morals and actions. I mean, I didn’t roleplay Jack for nothing. I seriously wanted to be like him because he had what I didn’t. It’s kind of weird to be honest. Usually you pick a character that is just like you. Instead, I picked the one that was the total opposite of me: The one that had the basic play style. As the show continued on, Jack was getting less and less duels, unlike Yusei, whom was getting 1 duel every episode (and therefore was getting a lot cards released), and it really made me not like Yusei, because it was basically spotlighted to him. It had to make the Jack fans mad, cause I sure as hell was. But even so, I still continued to be Jack, and I wanted to continue to blast through the competition… But that was getting harder. With no new cards to update Jack’s deck, and Yusei’s ever freaking evolving, it seemed like Jack was nothing but a shadow casted by the main character. But even so, he’s still my favorite character. With Burning Soul, being the one that tames the Legendary Scar Red Nova Earthbound God (thus being a Signer and a Dark Signer), and having Scar Red Nova Dragon (shown left), Jack proved himself to be a character that people can love. Not to mention he had Carly’s heart, and she had his, and he tried to save her with Savior Demon’s Dragon (shown above and to the left).
As for Jack’s cards, they are nice when you add them into the beat down category. However, a lot of his cards differ from their anime counterparts, which gives real life players some serious problems. For example, Explode Wing Dragon (shown below and to the right) in the anime only needed 1 Tuner and 1 or more Non-Tuner monsters that equaled Level 7 in order to summon it. However, once released, the card needed 1 Tuner and 1 or more Non-Tuner Dragon-Type monsters. In order to summon the card, you’d have to use some Dragons, seeing as how you wouldn’t be able to use it otherwise. This overall gives people that want to make a pure Jack deck a problem because most of his cards are Fiend Types or Rock Type monsters. This makes you totally have to skip on using any cards that aren’t Dragons, and use something else. Also, because of the lack of screen time, Jack didn’t have many ground duels, which meant lack of spell cards for his deck. While Traps were abundant, you were forced to add in spell cards of your own. In addition, Jack is always stuck with being forced to lose to usually winnable situations, or situations that he should win flat out. Situations such as Yusei duels come straight to mind. While in the anime, Yusei may have an extreme case of ‘I’m the main character, therefore I always win because of Main Character Hax’, Yusei fans will be solely disappointed facing a Jack Fan with an replica of Yusei’s deck with no added cards. Jack fans should and will rip through Yusei much easier than Yusei Fan ever would, provided the Jack fan has built his deck correctly. In addition, since the Jack Fan has less cards to choose from, most would know your deck, aside from the monsters, whereas the Jack Fan would have to guess what’s in the Yusei Fan’s Deck. Trust me, there’s some serious favoritism going on with Yusei vs. Jack. Oh, not to mention Yusei gets 3 Duelist Packs, while Jack gets absolutely nothing. Oh, not to mention, Crow gets a Duelist Pack, too. Yeah, favoritism for sure. “Carly! Listen to me! I was once a person who would never give a thought to others. I was a man willing enough to betray and hurt my friends, sacrificing any and all for my own ambitions! But, I learned something from you! That even a bruised and troubled heart can be saved by a truly considerate heart! Right now, I’m wishing with all my heart! I want to save a person I truly love - you!”
Outside of the cards, Jack has a love interest for Carly Nagisa, as stated before. This is Scoopshipping, or sometimes called Retributionshipping. During his time with her, we can assume he fell in love with her, but only realized it too little, too late (as in, right during the duel they were having in Episode 58-59). It wasn’t til then that Jack started to care about someone other than himself. Which, was pretty awesome. Definitely some character development for Jack. However, whereas he was open in showing that he was in love with her during the Dark Signer Arc, later episodes show that he is again ignoring all love advances from any female (Mikage, Carly and Stephanie), which is totally bogus. While Jack enjoys Carly’s company much more than the other two (he finds Mikage nothing more than a pest, and doesn’t really ever notice Stephanie), at the show’s finale, he choose to walk the path of King alone. Which, if you didn’t guess, was a huge upset for the JackxCarly fanbase (yes, I was one of them).
Jack is a character in my mind that will always have my absolute respect, just because he went through hell to prove who he was, and he will continue to, because that’s just how he is. Jack is like a brother to me: You look up to him, but you never let him know how much he’s actually done for you. I know for a fact that Jack can and will prove he is King. His future is already looking bright (below left). But just because the anime is over, doesn’t mean we’ll ever forget your legacy, Jack. One more time, just for the spirit:
“Ouja no Kodou, Ima koko ni Retsu wo nasu. Tenchi Meidou no Chikara wo Mirugaī! Shinkuro Shoukan! Waga Tamashī, Reddo Dēmonzu Doragon!” This show, to me, was more than just an anime: it was almost like a second family. The characters, hated and loved, grew on me endlessly. I only wish that I could go back 3 years and relive the entire anime in it’s long running drive. You guys will be missed. Sayonara, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. RIDING DUEL, ACCELERATION!” —