Jason writes: "Several years ago, I didn’t want anything to do with the Pokemon franchise. I thought it was childish, shallow and nothing more than a sad excuse for Nintendo to sell the same game over and over. What happened to the franchise that I fell in love with when I was a kid? Gone were my favorites like Gyarados and Kabutops, replaced by a friggin’ pelican named Peliper. I had completely lost faith in Nintendo and the franchise, until one day one of my former co-workers at a certain video game store convinced me to give the franchise another try. Three tournaments and one loli later, I’m a fan for life."