What a lovely question! I have given this much thought lately, your ask is rather timely.
At my age, it’s becoming increasingly easy to just sit about and think back upon my years. Often enough, what you ask of comes to mind. I wonder what would have happened if I had taken a different direction with things. I’ve had my share of mistakes and embarrassments, of course. However, when I think about what wouldn’t have taken place as a result, I realise that sometimes it’s best to be thankful for where you are and what you have.
So, while it is very much fascinating to ponder about these things, these possible worlds and futures, I try not to get too deeply into them. There will never be enough pain to overcome the euphoria I have experienced through watching this world come to be.
In short, I am happy with how far things have come. I am happy with my work. Most importantly, I feel I am happy with myself.
(Goodness, excuse me, I could have answered you with just a little ‘Yes sometimes I do stare at stars and think’ but I seem to have gone on a little ramble!)
Q: Arceus, are you more of a morning person, or do you prefer to stay up?
A: Well, actually, I sleep differently. I’m awake for several weeks at a time, sometimes even a month, and then I sleep for one or two days. Getting to be that time again… Otherwise, I suppose I like mornings! I like how every day begins, whether it’s summer sunrises or autumn fog.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything worthwhile. I wish I could start over… but instead, I’ll just reintroduce myself and my family.
I am Arceus. Many Pokemon— even humans— regard me as “The God of Pokemon”. That title is a little too glorified for me. Just call me Arceus and be friendly about it.
Way back when there was nothing, really, really nothing but me and my imagination for company, I decided to do something about the vast loneliness. I created a family to govern existence.
This is Palkia. He hatched the same time as his brother, Dialga. Palkia controls space; the expansion of space, stars, planets, all existing matter and anti-matter and vice versa. It’s quite impressive. He’s also very fond of water.
This is Dialga. He hatched the same time as Palkia. Speaking of time, that’s Dialga’s specialty. Without Dialga, time would not pass. Every moment would exist at the same time, and it takes a very special being to travel between these moments. Thanks to Dialga, everyone can experience the ticking of time as seconds go by.
These three little michief-makers are responsible for sentient life. Plants live, but they do not think or ponder. They do not feel joy or passion. They do not choose the direction their roots grow.
The sleepy yellow one is Uxie, the Being of Knowledge. Thanks to Uxie, you may feel that burning curiosity. The sassy pink one is Mesprit, The Being of Emotion. Have you ever started laughing and couldn’t stop? You owe your outbursts to Mesprit. The bossy blue one is Azelf, the Being of Willpower. Left or right? Today or tomorrow? When and where? You can make these conscious decisions thanks to Azelf.
All together… my busy little family set up the building blocks of life as you know it. Give some thanks now and then.
What? Speak up. Third son…? Girat—…. nope. Another story for another time.
Welcome to my blog.
p.s. I am also quite fond of cooking. You may see some of your favorite recipes scattered around.
The lessons Magikarp has to offer us are invaluable. There are numerous Gyarados in the wild as well as in the company of trainers. There’s nothing “useless” or weak about a Magikarp that enforces its own determination to evolve. Magikarp have been known to swim upstream for weeks, strengthening themselves no matter how many times they’re beaten back by the current.
They’re literally equipped with the most basic abilities and statistics and still, most Magikarp exceed the expectations made at face value, evolving into mighty beasts with awesome raw power.
Also… I may have goofed up a little in assigning Magikarp’s evolutionary line…
What’s done is done, though. I can’t go back now. Either way, the little fish that could doesn’t seem to mind.
Appearances can be deceiving.
Some requested a recipe for the Old Gateau! It’s a simple recipe, but… in my humble godly opinion, rather boring. So, I adapted an alternative recipe to keep that distinctive Old Gateau flavor with some gourmet flair! It should also be considerably tastier.
This recipe is for Champion-level bakers, but if you’re looking for a challenge (as most young trainers are) try it out! Everyone improves with practice.
Click the READ MORE for the recipe.
There is no reason why I should have to pick any of my Pokemon over the other.
Unless you live in Slateport, Verdanturf, Fallarbor, or Lillycove, chances are you don’t have easy access to Berry Blending machines. These machines specially prepare berries into delicious supplemental blocks for your Pokemon to enjoy. However, there’s no rule against enjoying a tasty, healthy Pokeblock yourself, with absolutely zero added sugar. Making them at home is a bit more hands-on than hitting a button with your friends. Here’s the handmade recipe for everyone to try!
- 1 cup mixed berries (plain Pecha blocks are my personal favorite (1 cup strawberries))
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup fruit juice (apple, cranberry, blueberry, anything to your liking!)
- 2 envelopes gelatin (1 envelope = 2 1/2 tsp = 5 tsp gelatin)
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the berries and water. Bring the mix to a boil and cook until the berries are soft. Should take about 5 minutes! Transfer the berries to a blender (or use an immersion blender) to puree the berries until smooth. Return berries to pot. Add the applesauce and return the mix to a boil, then remove from heat, cover and set aside.
In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over your choice of fruit juice and let it stand for one minute. Add the hot fruit mixture and stir until the gelatin completely dissolves (3-5 minutes).
Pour the berry mix into 8 x 8 inch glass or ceramic baking dish (or into cute molds). Refrigerate the mix about 3 hours. Finally, cut the mix into blocks, and enjoy!
(DISCLAIMER: eating Pokeblocks will not make you more cute, cool, tough, smart, or beautiful)
Easter is weird.