Pokemon Go: The Month After

So I’m pretty sure by now you’ve gotten yourself familiar with Pokemon Go, the free application that took the world by storm. I’m going to skip all the instructions on how to play it but if you’re unsure of some things feel free to comment!

To kick things off I’ve been having a blast with Pokemon Go, it’s truly refreshing to finally be able to live out my childhood as a pokemon master. The game itself has gotten so many people up and about nowadays, it’s insane to see how many trainers there are in your area alone. Through this review I’ll be touching on key points that I’ve been noticing as I’ve been playing along with a few features that I wish to make it within future updates.


Lures are probably the most essential thing for this game, in order to level up you need to be out and about catching pokemon consistently. I like the idea of lures because it gives you a chance to rest and relax while the pokemon come to you. Not only that, but I do thoroughly enjoy the fact that it brings trainers together. I’ve come across very few hateful trainers but most of them seem to be pretty friendly. It’s cool being able to exchange information such as where they caught a certain Pokemon, who their official squad is going to be. Even showing off each other’s Pokemon is a pretty cool thing to me, I enjoy hearing the other person talk about how they’ve raised their Pokemon and what strategy they’re taking to go about evolving and powering up their team.

Lucky Eggs:

Lucky eggs which are used for double XP no matter what you’re doing is a great mechanic for trainers to level up faster. However with the recent updates it’s become much tougher to do so. The capture rate is a bit tougher than it was during the initial release of the game. Lately I’ve been spending 10 balls on a pidgey, weedle, or caterpie (the holy trinity of spam evolving) with the only outcome of them taking off on me. How on earth should a CP10 Pidgey run off on me?! 😦


This one is a fun mechanic. It’s like buying a scratch ticket in hopes that you’ll get something big but only to become disappointed when you’ve hatched yet ANOTHER Eevee. All-in-all it’s something to keep you on your toes and to motivate yourself to keep taking more steps throughout the day in hopes that you’ll hatch a Lapras or Snorlax, only to come face to face with another Jynx. Get those steps in trainers!

Wishlist for future updates:


What’s a pokemon game without battles? Sure there are gym battles but what’s the use when all you do is get sniped by some snot nosed 10 year old kid and he puts down a CP200 Charmander? What’s all the smack talking about when you can’t settle the issue for good through a good Pokemon battle? I actually don’t really mind the battle system in this game, afterall; it’s Pokemon GO, if we did traditional Pokemon battles that would take a year and a half to complete – when it comes to competitive battling at least. I’ve tried watching competitive battles on youtube and the battles just drag out for far too long for me to keep interested in continuing to watch. For now, I say the battle system is good the way it is.



Trading is another key element that’s missing from this game.I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across a trainer that’s had a Pokemon that I’ve been wanting only to find out they live right next to a nest of that Pokemon. I’d love to get rid of all my Scythers and I’m just afraid that I don’t have enough Pokemon space to keep them. Off to Prof. Willow they go. 😦

Trade Evolution:


When they introduce the Johto Pokemon I’m not too sure on how they would incorporate this but I would definitely love to have Scizor and Steelix on my team! Maybe after a X amount of caught Pokemon of that Pokemon you’ll get the item, and you’ll be able to trade it to get the trade evolution? I could see that option as a possibility so it wouldn’t be so easy to get Scizor, Steelix, Politoad, etc.


How would breeding exactly be introduced in this game? Is probably the question that everyone’s been asking themselves withing the last few weeks of the game. My little brother sent me a tumblr post containing a few images on how exactly it would be introduced. To save you time and frustration I’ll upload them all at once.


I take no credit for the screenshots below:



I really do feel the above screenshots would be a solid foundation for introducing the next season, but from what I hear that’s probably one whole year away. 


Pokemon go is a fun game when you’re alone or with friends, hell you’re able to meet people right off the bat when sitting at a lure module! I’ve been grinding for the past month as hard as I can and even lost some pounds believe it or not. Pokemon go; in reality made exercising fun. Using the eggs as motivation to get more steps in. Just when you’re about to go home you see something rare pop up and it makes you reach for your power bank instead of yoir keys so you can keep playing more instead of making the long trek home. But I do feel that it will need more very soon to keep players entertained. Until then, I’m on a grind until level 30!

So what’re your goals until the next BIG update gets introduced? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

SakuraCon 2016

Hi everyone, life has been kicking my butt lately so I’ve had to put this blog on pause (again). Don’t think I forgot about yall, but I did forget most of the things I did for all of SakuraCon weekend. So with that being said, I’ll just post up the link to the albums.

This one is EDITED


This one is UNEDITED


Be sure to visit both links! Hopefully you all enjoy them! Be sure to let me know which cosplays were your favorite!



This has been on my mind for quite awhile now and I just want to get this out there. Photography is just another form of art just as anything else is. Whether you photograph animals, babies, furniture, clouds, etc. That’s YOUR art, that’s YOUR eye viewers are seeing the world through. The thing that messes it up for me when sharing my photos is when I send photos directly to the people to share. I’m not in no way saying that it’s illegal to share without giving credit, but what I am saying is, that’s all us photographers ask for, some photo credit. It discourages folks like myself to send our subjects the photos because in the end all it comes down to is “great photo!” Nothing more, nothing less. Keep in mind that most of us don’t do this for a living, we do it as a hobby. We do it because we love it and in hopes that we’ll get some exposure to the world. Just as you want to show off that gorgeous smile, or your adorable newborn, all we want is some exposure.

So if you feel like this was to attack those that never give photo credit, it’s not. But it is to give you a different perspective in hopes that you will understand where we or just myself come from.

Testing Waters

Hi everyone, Sakura-Con Day 2 and 3 will be a compressed post together. Only because it was pretty much filled with me finding great cosplays for you folks to feast your eyes on! I was wondering, would you folks be interested in this being a lifestyle/anime/cosplay blog? By that, I mean incorporating my own personal life into this blog, that way you wonderful people can find out more about me also. This would then be able for you guys to embark on this journey we call life, with me. Or would you rather prefer it to stay an anime/cosplay blog. Be sure to let me know!

Sakura-Con 2016, My 2nd Year Experience; Day 1


DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional photographer by any means. I understand that these pictures may not be up to par with everyone’s standards, but I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did. You can also click on the picture for a larger resolution.

This was the event I’ve been waiting all year long for! This past weekend was quite a busy one for me as I indulged myself in the pleasure of being surrounded by great cosplays, video games, and most importantly of all, ANIME! 😀 The weekend was filled with unique cosplays left and right so I’ve got plenty of pictures for you folks to look at. But this wouldn’t be too much of a blog post (especially a welcome back one) if I didn’t fill you guys in on the festivities that happened right? Be sure to continue reading if you wanna see more! Continue reading

Final Fantasy 15: Brotherhood

With the exciting stream that took the world by storm yesterday there was an abundant amount of announcements that lead fans to become speechless. One of those being a 5 episode anime of FF15! This story will lead you through the events which lead Noctis to become friends/brothers with those in the game. You can check out the first episode here. Be sure to have a crunchyroll premium account if you plan to watch without any ads!

YYH X Bape

If you’re anything like me, you love a multiple number of things. Anime and street wear being two of those things. I recently discovered etsy.com (a site where artists can post up their creations for sale) and discovered an artist who had done a Ichigo X Bape collab. Sadly she didn’t have anything Yu Yu Hakusho related, but I did reach out to her to see if maybe perhaps she was willing to create one. She responded promptly saying she could. When I saw the first rough draft I was pretty ecstatic, and then the final product comes along and I think “Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is just as good as the actual anime!” It was only $10 to purchase and $15 if you wanted a frame to go along with it. So all in all, I would say I’m pretty satisfied with my latest pickup. 🙂 If you would like, you can visit the artist’s shop at this link .

Coping with Post-Con Depression

With Sakura-Con 2016 done and over with, Seattle natives and everyone else in the Pacific Northwest region are left to deal with PCD (Post Con Depression). All anime lovers know this feeling far too well since we choose to sit through the closing ceremonies of our beloved conventions. You leave the con with new memories, new merchandise, but not to forget new friendships that have been made.

With 2016 being my second year of attending conventions I’ve come to grips that it’s best to look forward to whatever other things you have lined up for the year. Those new friends you made? Hit them up and see if they want to hang out. That new merchandise you purchased? Look at it real good and try to remember what you were feeling when you made the decision to buy it. Post con doesn’t have to be depressing at all. I’m sure everyone has taken plenty of pictures of cosplayers and whichever activities you chose to do. As for me, I really enjoy editing photos after the convention, it can be time consuming but soooooooo rewarding when you’re finally able to post them up.

My pictures will be up soon! Don’t worry about that! Just got done with day 2 con pics. So with that being said my question to you is, would you want to see me break down the con day by day or have one HUGE post? Be sure to let me know!

Getting back to it

WordPress sure has changed it’s layout for their dashboard. But just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be getting back into blogging soon enough! I hit a roadblock when it came to my creativity, even with photography. But with Sakura Con coming up and myself reading a ton lately, I’m happy to say that I’ll be getting back into it soon enough! Stay tuned for photos from Sakura con and my 2nd year experience!