Originally Posted by Fat Articuno64
The best way to understand that "magic connection" is probably to come to the IRC channel #smogon. It is basically Smogon HQ.
Ditto that statement. I think a lot of people don't realize that part of the reason this community is pretty close among certain people is that those are the same people who are also chatting in real time via IRC. I try to pop in everyday on IRC as sad as that sounds because if I don't I sometimes feel out of the loop with some jokes and I was only gone a day! I'm not sure if it's necessary to add anything about the IRC chat to Misty's thing but this is just a general encouragement to join #smogon on irc.dejatoons.net. You'll gain a lot of insight into the "humor" of Smogon.