Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. I know this is a bit of a random blog, but I hope you will at least read it to the end, especially if you are a Pokémon fan.
Let us start with the topic of Gamespot. Now, I am sure it is of no question that everyone knows I have come back multiple times, and each time I do come back...well, I leave. I do not stay that long because, sadly, Gamespot is not what it used to be. At least not for me. I remember signing on and staying on all day to talk about games (Pokémon most of the time). However, now it seems that I cannot return for more than two weeks without having that feeling of boredom. I just do not find the fun in posting anymore.
I believe the best time I ever had on this site was when I was a member of the active Pokémon League Union. Posting with all of my friends, talking about the upcoming release of Diamond and Pearl, battling, trading, establishing a Gym system, etc. All of that was without a doubt my best time here on Gamespot.
But now...I go back to that very same union and find that it is completely dead. It really does make me sad and I wish I didn't have to see it like that. I was there for the two best leaders the union had, but sadly had to watch them both resign. Now, I am not sure what happened. I am not sure if Gamespot as a whole is dying out, or if it was just a matter of that union. All that I do know is that I miss the PLU, and I miss it a lot.
Now, the next topic is Pokémon. I suppose I touched base on it just then in the last section, but now I will make myself a bit more clear on why I have returned. I have been playing Soul Silver again quite a bit. It's an every day thing for me after I get out of class. I love the game so much and it brings me a great amount of happiness.
As I stated in the last section of this blog, we had a Gym Challenge in the Pokémon League Union. A lineup of incredible trainers of unimaginable strength. We had the best of the best...and I was one of them. Ever since those days at PLU, I have stuck to my roots as an Electric trainer and have attempted to become better and better at the game. Being one of the founding Gym leaders was quite fun. Having to accept challenges, take part in the battles, etc. Again, I miss those days, and while playing Pokémon Soul Silver recently it has really made me have a strong nostaglic feeling swelling inside me.
Which brings me to the final part of the blog. As I have stated, every time I have returned here, I generally leave within a matter of weeks. That is because I never found that spot that could compare with the PLU. Sadly, seeing as how that union has died, I do not think I will again. At least, not in the same sense. I have come back this time to ask all of the people that used to be in that union, new players of the games, and just Pokémon fans in general: Would you join me in creating a new Union for Pokémon?
I want those days of battling back. Having the pleasure and pride of being a Gym Leader, having numerous friends to go and converse with, and most importantly, having that family of trainers that we could just go and be around. Those days were gone for me, but a recent feeling made me want to come back and at least give it one last try.
I know a lot of people from said union have left over time. I am not sure who still remains, or if Pokémon is even in your lives anymore. However, if there are only a handful of people then that alone would be enough to quench this thirst for being a part of that very group once more.
Thank you all for reading, I have missed a great deal of you. If nothing else, leave a comment saying hi, I would be happy to talk to you.