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Well about me
Truthfully I don't know what to write here but here goes anyway. I am 20 years old now having turned 20 in August and am just out of college and am now looking for a job doing who knows what.
I have been watching Pokémon since it first started. When I first seen it I wasn't too sure and so I didn't begin watching until about episode 20 and even then I can remember Ash and Meowth's old voices, talk about changes.
I think some of my favorite episodes are ones that feature Ash's Charizard especially when it didn't listen to him but I loved it when he began to listen also. The one Pokémon that I can't seem to stand is Jynx, who on earth thought of that thing Satoshi Tajiri seemed to be having a bad day when he thought of that.
I think that the original series is still by far the best, from the plot to the characters it still rocks (Ash, Misty and Brock). I thought that the Johto ones rocked also, some of the filler episodes were quite boring sometimes but the Silver Conference was the best and far better than the Indigo League and Hoenn League and will probably be better than the Sinnoh one also.
I didn't watch much of the Advanced Generation series at first because they took Misty out of it and to this day I still haven't forgiven them to this day. I started watching it at about half way through Advanced Challenge and then watched all the episodes right up to Advanced Battle. The Music on the Advanced Season was kind of slow and bad for me but it got much better for Advanced Challenge and Advanced Battle. Although compared to Johto it wasn't quite as good. For the line up changes in the season I was sort of glad to see that they brought in a new girl but I was also very biased with anger toward May with her being Misty's replacement. The bigest annoyance to me in the whole three seasons was defo Max. I mean what a brat ever since he first appeared I was hoping he would leave suddenly and never return in one episode and I am glad he left in Diamond and Pearl. Brock's return was very welcome to me and I am always glad to see him alongside Ash but honestly what was wrong with both he and Ash's attire.
When it came to the Battle Frontier I was shocked to discover that the voices had changed (more on this below). The music had also shocked to discover that the music theme had shortened by almost half (although it was still a good song and one of the better ones). As Diamond and Pearl came in I was still sore by the new voices and to be fair this may have came into my judgement about the season. I thought that the music was pretty bad for Diamond and Pearl but for Battle Dimension I think they have hit an all time low with it and that combined with the new voices means that I won't be watching Battle Dimension for a very long time. In regards to the new line up change I am glad that they finally ditched Max and May, although May did not annoy me as much Max annoyed the life out of me and I just wanted to strangle him sometimes. Dawn was an excallent addition especially with some of her early moments of blunder, reminds me of Ash in his early days. Ash's rival Paul reminds me of a more agressive version of Gary and he will defo have some good moments in the season as it goes on. I think that the change in Ash's attire from the Advanced seasons is a welcome change, the darker colors really suit him.
As for the PUSA dub voice changes I honestly think it was a very bad choice to change the actors so very late into the game. Pokémon should have stuck with Veronica, Maddie, Rachel, Eric and the rest of the gang. This is of course just my opinion but let me go further. I have never seen the Mirage special and to be honest from what I have heard I am in no hurry to anymore. I have also tried to give the new voice actors a good chance but they just fail to grab my attention as the 4Kids ones did and even though I do still watch the season (although for how long with the Battle Dimension music I don't know).
More recently I don't know what has come over me. I still support the original voice actors but I think I am going to give my support to the new voice actors now. Sarah and the rest of the gang are doing a great job and it will continue to get better. This is strange for me considering I was fighting against the whole change over thing.