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I think I've already explained this, but I believe the DW is more or less unrelated.

I am not aiming for wild theories, solidly unexplainable phenomena and an apparent lack of willingness to rationalise. These are scientists. It is their job to come up with solid theories, research stuff and experiment.

There are real ghosts and then there are Ghost Pokemon. One is not the same as the other, just like how real ghosts are supernatural while Ghost Pokemon are... Pokemon. Easily studied (well, at least compared to real ghosts), with definitive proof of their existence and a similarity to how many other organisms in this world also called Pokemon which scientists have also studied extensively.

In fact, I think the reason why Ghost Pokemon have been named as such is because of their striking similarities to the ideas people have of the supernatural. But they aren't the same. Just like how Fire Pokemon aren't just flames and Water Pokemon aren't just liquids, Ghost Pokemon are not real ghosts.

What I want to try and convey is a struggle for scientists to understand a group of Pokemon that have been misunderstood for ages due to the very lack of rationality. And their progress, however little, of course.

This isn't definitive, of course, but I feel that writing the article in this manner makes it far more useful than outrightly saying Ghost Pokemon are supernatural and that we can't rationalise their existence. Not to mention how... contradictory that would be. I'm not saying that it is bad but there are a lot more complications if I were to go there.

edited 20th Mar '11 5:01:22 PM by Thrombin

4077 TracerBullet20th Mar 2011 05:04:56 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
For anyone who's interested, we're currently having a lovely discussion on the chatroom.
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4078 Blissey120th Mar 2011 05:15:51 PM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
insert title here
ya know, we should probably put the chat room name and everything in the OP.

edited 20th Mar '11 5:15:58 PM by Blissey1

4079 Tangent12820th Mar 2011 06:02:55 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
I did... it's kinda far down, though.
Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
4080 Assassin20th Mar 2011 09:40:33 PM from wait, where am I?
Resident Crazy
I forgot about the etiquette of this place and I apologize. But I made several edits in the Porygon, Slowpoke, Abra, Aerodactyl and Snorlax lines, mainly pertaining to pictures (There were more but I deleted them because it came to my attention that they didn't meet criteria.) and added a bit of fluff to the Notable Biology section of the Porygon Line. If no one is ok with those edits, I will take them off and undo the edits.

Other than that I want to make a Bellsprout line entry, so if I'm allowed, I will get on that soon.
The Platypus is God's way of saying "I can kill you with the junk I found in my pocket."
4081 CalamityJane20th Mar 2011 09:42:07 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
I'm kind of unsure of whether it's okay or not to use official images. Part of me thinks it's fine, but the other part of me thinks it's stealing my job. tongue
This is gonna take a while.
4082 Neo_Crimson20th Mar 2011 09:42:27 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Minor stuff is fine, and pictures are appreciated. Though you may want to consult with the original writer of the Porygon article if he's alright with the changes.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
4083 Tangent12820th Mar 2011 09:46:07 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Go ahead and add Bellsprout to Dibs.

@Jane: We found a mention of the project on 420chan. The poster apparently thought the Giratina article was adorable. tongue
Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
4084 rmctagg0920th Mar 2011 09:56:47 PM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Perhaps you should add Dibs to the main page.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
4085 Blissey120th Mar 2011 09:59:15 PM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
insert title here
[up][up]woot, more recognition!
4086 rmctagg0920th Mar 2011 10:01:16 PM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Indeed it is awesome.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
4087 Assassin21st Mar 2011 03:26:21 AM from wait, where am I?
Resident Crazy
I'll also do Regigigas.
The Platypus is God's way of saying "I can kill you with the junk I found in my pocket."
excellent
Tangent, how about a link to the dibs page? Preferably at the top of the post.
4089 TracerBullet21st Mar 2011 07:02:55 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
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^x2 IIRC, Neo Crimson had a near-finished article for that one, so you may want to talk with him a bit about doing Regigigas before writing anything. (Plus, he's the guy who did all of the other Regis, so you might want to check the other Regi articles for stylistic trends.)
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
4090 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:07:49 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
@Tangent: I'm tempted for a link to the post that mentioned us just so that I can read the exact words because I like doing that, but I have an aversion to websites named (number)chan.

edited 21st Mar '11 7:08:04 AM by CalamityJane

This is gonna take a while.
4091 TracerBullet21st Mar 2011 07:12:11 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
^ I put a copy of the posts on 420chan in the chatroom, so they'll be there if you look at the log for 3/21.
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
4092 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:15:01 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
... How do I search for Log 3/21? I don't have the chat log bookmarked.
This is gonna take a while.
4093 TracerBullet21st Mar 2011 07:16:23 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
http://tropi.us:7000/muc_log/salon.tropi.us/pok%C3%A9dex/110321

It pops up shortly after we start talking about Chars.
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
4094 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:19:25 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Haha. I am so flattered they actually made special mention of the Giratina Article. I put a whoooooole lotta love into it.
This is gonna take a while.
4095 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:34:08 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
...

Okay, so after hearing that they liked the Giratina Article, I re-read it just because.

Then I realized Assassing deleted two paragraphs of the article and condensed it into one bloody sentence.

I was very mad.
This is gonna take a while.
4096 SilentReverence21st Mar 2011 07:50:51 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Guidelines and regulations. We need them.

Also I am about ready with the first pass at the SWOT. How do I publish it? Post in the thread? Article? Send copies per IP-over-Pidgeot-carrier with QoS?

edited 21st Mar '11 7:51:19 AM by SilentReverence

4097 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:52:43 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
No clue. I'm still really mad that anyone thought that trading two paragraphs for one single sentence was a fair trade off.
This is gonna take a while.
4098 SilentReverence21st Mar 2011 07:54:09 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
↑Good point. I better check the Nidoran article...
4099 TracerBullet21st Mar 2011 07:55:05 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
^ Just put up whatever you've got, and put up any revisions that you decide are necessary.

^x2 To be fair, he did apologize a few pages back for tweaking the articles without discussion, and mentioned that there were some articles that he knew he tweaked that he forgot about.

edited 21st Mar '11 7:55:17 AM by TracerBullet

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4100 CalamityJane21st Mar 2011 07:56:36 AM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
I already put the two paragraphs back. But I'm still at a loss for how two paragraphs = one throwaway sentence. It pretty much took all of the meat out of the two paragraphs and just said "Giratina was grounded once, but now he isn't".
This is gonna take a while.

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