Here, you can read all the updates on this site since October 25th 2003 and some of the ones from September and August 2003 - the site has been around since November 2nd 2002, but unfortunately most of the updates from the first year were never archived. Be advised that some links might take you to outdated sections or something else that has been taken off the site - I do not necessarily endorse the content of any such sections.
Remember the forums? The ones that have been really dead for a few years now? Well, technical issues have finally forced me to upgrade to some actually recent forum software, and since I did that I figured we might as well go for attempting to revive them a little. You can now sign up for the Forum Revival TV Tropes Mafia Revival, which I hope will be a lot of fun - or just enjoy the shiny new features, or complain at me about the bits that didn't quite carry over.
The Favorite Pokémon Picker now has a "Dark mode" (click the link in the top right corner) for users who prefer to work on dark backgrounds. Unfortunately, the Home icons don't look amazing on dark backgrounds; I may see if I can get better results by resizing the larger Home images myself later. But for now, it's at least functional!
Now that Pokémon Home has been released, the Favorite Pokémon Picker now uses its images for every Pokémon! The temporary Gen VIII picker is now officially retired, but you should be able to bring your state from there over to the new version of the picker using the import/export state feature. (Note that shortcode links are not compatible between the two - you need to import the state and then generate a new link.)
With this, two Pokémon forms from the sixth generation unavailable in the latest generations are unfortunately lost, as they don't have images in Home: Cosplay Pikachu and Eternal Floette. If they were on your list previously, they should silently disappear.
I'd been hoping for an official release of high-quality art for the Galar Pokémon, but since that still hasn't happened, I've given up and am just making my temporary Gen VIII Favorite Pokémon Picker, which uses party icons, official for now. I didn't do so when I first made it because it was kind of rushed and half-baked and very much made as a temporary thing for the particularly desperate, but I've now made a number of fixes to it (thanks to @shake_the_sky on Twitter, who took me up on my persistent requests for corrections) and hopefully it's reasonably solid now.
It still will not clobber your regular picker state... but if you'd like to import your regular picker state into the Gen VIII picker, I've now also added an import/export feature to both the original picker and the Gen VIII one, allowing you to take your regular picker state and quickly import it into the Gen VIII picker. It's accessible in the same place the "Show debug information" link used to be, in the bottom right of the "Found favorites" tab.
Again, this Gen VIII picker is temporary, until there's a better permanent solution for images to use. The regular picker will eventually be updated with the Gen VIII Pokémon too, when there is a polished, consistent decently-sized set of images to use for it.
And with that, another year has passed! I hope your 2020 lives up to the coolness of the year itself.
I need to be getting to bed, but I would briefly like to give my heartfelt thanks to...
- ...all of my friends, but a special shoutout to Psychic. I had a really rough time at the beginning of the year and I don't know what I would have done if she hadn't been there.
- ...Shadey, my husband, who I couldn't be happier to share my life with.
- ...my parents, whom I just love seeing and talking to and as I talk to more people about their parents I feel increasingly lucky with mine.
- ...my Patreon supporters, for chipping in to support the work that I do.
- ...everyone who indulged me as I wrote rambling commentary on the entirety of my ridiculous fanfic and followed along with it.
- ...everyone who played Sutoraiku High.
- ...elyvorg, who is extremely included under "all of my friends", but also in particular for her ridiculously thorough, really interesting Danganronpa V3 commentary, which I've been thoroughly enjoying this year.
- ...Hatari, for giving me something new and ridiculous to enjoy during my unemployment.
- ...Vince Gilligan, for Breaking Bad, which is still my favorite thing (I am now working on episode commentaries).
- ...all of you guys still visiting this website.
- ...my cat Birta, who is the softest embodiment of sunshine.
Here's to more content in this coming year! I am currently doing some Colosseum research, will try to get some kind of vaguely adequate Gen VIII Favorite Pokémon Picker working, and will revamp those last few reviews so I can move on to the later movies. Plus various other plans and bits of plans.
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