Kadew, lurker extraordinaire, lacker of confidence, and creator of sassy mollux and blackglasses malaconda, here to apply for the PRC. a) CAP experience I have been following the Create-a-Pokémon project since about 2008. I actively followed through stratagem’s creation, including observing that mess of the art poll scandal wherein fake accounts and voting fraud resulted in an overturning of the victor. Upon finding the CaP project I also went back and trawled through most of the previous threads of the project. Since then, I have off-and-on lurked through the project through till Aurumoth, wherein I finally entered the fray, watching and reading and learning about the projects goals and methods and culture so that when I finally entered I somewhat skipped the clueless noob phase. Though I am predominantly an artist, I read and follow through most all of the competitive threads (and PR threads since registering to Smogon). Alongside my obvious participation in the main art threads (of aurumoth+prevos, embirch+flarelm, malaconda, and breezi), I also was actively present in two of the three IRC pseudo-CaPs, making the “official” art for froxbite and chamereon, and I also contribute various fanarts for general silliness and camaraderie, even being the one that turned the kitchen into a part fanart thread. Most of my participation in CaP takes place in IRC, even being active enough to merit being voiced. Perhaps the greatest thing I did in my CaP experience, though, was creating that sassy mollux character. b) Smogon experience I can’t quite pin down when I first discovered Smogon, what with the lack of my immediate registry and no thread indicators I can recall such as the CaP threads, but I do know that I lurked around the rest of Smogon approximately as long as CaP. I mainly browsed about in Stark Mountain, back when that was the major metagame area, and in RMTs. I was fascinated by this deeper approach to Pokémon than the kiddie pool of ingame experience, and so, despite my lack of ever truly diving into competitive Pokémon, I built up a passable understanding of competitive trends and theory and mechanics, and at the same time got a taste of what Smogon was about, it’s purpose and work, how it responded to nearly every warstory thread as though if it weren’t eh best thing ever it was not good enough, the wealth of artistic talent in smeargle’s studio, all those ancient hilarities forever preserved in trou, etc. At some point I went through nearly every Pokémon analysis as reading for pleasure. I even browsed through the policy review threads, including that classic “anti-hax formula” thread that lead up to possibly the greatest April-fools prank I’ve ever been witness to. Since I’ve registered, I still poke around in the metagame forums, but most of my activity is contributing within IRC, mostly in CaP, smeargle’s, and the orange islands. c) Pokémon experience Going to be brief here: like many here, I’ve been a fan of Pokémon since childhood, though I didn’t first start into the games until the 3rd generation (sapphire was my first). Despite starting two generations late, I have played Pokémon games of every generation, and from this plus my exposure to Smogon has led to having a firm grasp of most all Pokémon mechanics (including an understanding of the RNG and its manipulation) plus a feel general flavor and design tendencies. Ugh that was all much longer than I intended. I hope I didn't ramble too much, and I look forward to possibly participating in the new policy of this fantastic project.