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March 17, 2010 12:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a sad story I read on the internet. A son was browsing through his father's possessions after the father's death and came across a Pokemon game.

The son talks about how his father had a terrible stable of Pokemon, but then realizes that his father named the most important (?) or maybe first character after the son.

It is not this equally sad Animal Crossing comic.

Or this Zelda comic.
posted by 2bucksplus to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh geeze, I could barely make it to the end of that Animal Crossing comic. ...just a cinder in my eye here.
posted by threeants at 1:34 PM on March 17, 2010


I hate to be the person that says this.. but the "mom" in Animal Crossing is just the computer. It sends you letters and presents every once and awhile to simulate living on your own.

The first time I read that comic, it made me sad x 2 knowing this :/
posted by june made him a gemini at 2:24 PM on March 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


I could have sworn that I saw this story on reddit, but I've only been able to dig up this comment which alludes to it.
posted by mhum at 2:33 PM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I could have sworn that I saw this story on reddit, but I've only been able to dig up this comment which alludes to it.

Proof I'm not insane!
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:35 PM on March 17, 2010


If all you want is proof you're not insane, I am 100% sure that I also read the Pokemon comic somewhere, but can't find it on google anymore either.

Try querying 4chan, of all places, because I think that's where I saw it posted.
posted by meadowlark lime at 3:04 PM on March 17, 2010


In minor correction: I read the Pokemon STORY, but it was not in comic form as the Animal Crossing thing was.
posted by meadowlark lime at 3:04 PM on March 17, 2010


Found it!

(also a lot of Blastoise Dad images. I love you, Blastoise Dad.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:08 PM on March 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Damn stuff like this kills me. Probably because I could see my own father doing this and me finding out years later. Here's the quote in search friendly mode for posterity:
I was shifting threw my deceased dad’s stuff the other day, trying to find some rare Spiderman comics that he saved up for Ebay use later.

Stumbled on his original gameboy that he played a lot on. It had Pokemon Blue in it.
I thought, “why the hell not?” and started up. Continued from my dads old save, I checked out his items and then Pokemon.

His Team was terrible, a Zubat, a Raticate, a Beedrill…
But his Blastoise…
His Blastoise was nicknamed after me.
I cried.
Thanks to internet detective (first class) Metroid Baby!
posted by 2bucksplus at 6:07 PM on March 17, 2010


Hah. Great find. I name my characters in video games after my kids all the time.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:07 PM on March 17, 2010


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