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NEWSFLASH: GigaPunch: "I am not a gimmick user" (NYC Meetup Story)

Discussion in 'Smogon's Greatest Hits' started by Tangerine, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Tangerine

    Tangerine Where the Lights Are
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    May 4, 2007
    More on that story at later in this program.


    So basically, one day in #biuret, we had the idea of TAY coming over to NYC for the spring break and hanging out with Caelum and me. We thought it was a good idea, and then Caelum agreed to have TAY over at his place for the break and so TAY bought plane tickets. We (at least... TAY and I did) looked forward to this event.

    Then came Friday Night.

    Friday Night, I get a call from TAY around midnight. He calls me and tells me that Caelum's phone goes straight to voicemail (uh oh) and no one is at the apartment. Obviously, it's around midnight and there are no buses to NYC, so at that point, I'm like "uh oh what do I do". TAY said he would manage, and he did. Powered on Caffeine and taking shelter at McDonalds, he managed to walk 80 blocks that night until he got a Hotel.

    DAY 1

    So the next day, I wake up to a frantic Jimbo highlighting me on AIM and IRC, telling me to get on Shoddy. I get on, and I have a conversation with TAY, finding out what happened last night. So I take the Bus up to NYC, telling TAY we will meet up at the Pokemon event at the Nintendo World Store.


    Oh, the NWC, where dreams of young trainers come true.

    Eventually, I found TAY amongst the streets of New York. He looked pretty lively for someone who has been up for 28 hours straight.

    Now presenting to you, Princess TAY

    Just kidding, this is just a random person at the event that we thought was amusing. This is TAY.


    ..after 28 hours of no sleep :P

    So finding a complete lack of distributed Pokemon at this event (considering they were handing out fliers saying that some idiot was distributing fake wondercards), we got bored and so we started new games at the Platinum. TAY seems to be proud of naming his rival after jrrrrrrr.


    Of course at this point, we thought it might be funnier if we named the hero "Caelum" and then the rival "TAY"... but whatever!

    We then went inside the store, and pretty much poked around the plushies. The plushies they had were ridiculous (but no Togepi or Dragonair, what a ripoff), especially the Wailors and Regigigas and Shaymin and what not. Then we found a stack of Snorlax Plushies. We left an obligatory message, saying


    And that was the day. We went to Korea Town, ate Korean food, theorized about Caelum's psychology, and got some Korean snacks, and called it a night so TAY could get some well needed rest. And that was DAY 1.

    DAY 2

    We agreed to meet at a japanese curry place, featuring reachzero. We all met up, ate some curry, and headed to the Musem of Natural History. And then upon seeing this critter


    TAY was like "hey this looks like a hippopotas". I disagreed, but didn't matter. From then on, we started our game of Pokemon SNAP

    reachzero and TAY, standing behind the cage of Lapras.

    reachzero and TAY, imitating a Tauros.


    and an Ursaring.


    TAY imitating a vigoroth!


    TAY: I want to see the Pterodactyls because whenever I imagine them I imagine them made out of rock

    Now for some pictures of Pokemon!
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0927.jpg (Sandshrew)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0929.jpg (Stantler)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0930.jpg (Rhydon)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0940.jpg (Rhyhorn)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0932.jpg (Cranidos)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0936.jpg (Donphan)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0939.jpg (Lucario)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0942.jpg (Pikachu)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0943.jpg (Zubat)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0944.jpg (Furret)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0945.jpg (Zigzagoon)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0953.jpg (Staraptor)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0946.jpg (Noctowl)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0950.jpg (Pelipper)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0962.jpg (Claydol)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0965.jpg (Tentacool)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0968.jpg (Vileplume)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0970.jpg (Cacnea)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0972.jpg (Pineco)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0973.jpg (Mantine)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0974.jpg (Sharpedo)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0975.jpg (Remorraid)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0978.jpg (Octillary)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0982.jpg (Ninjask, Yanmega)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0983.jpg (Heracross)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0989.jpg (JIMBO)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0990.jpg (Huntail)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0994.jpg (Horsea)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0996.jpg (Qwilfish)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_0999.jpg (Staryu, Krabby)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1003.jpg (Relicanth)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1004.jpg (Corphish)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1005.jpg (Kabuto)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1006.jpg (Seel)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1007.jpg (Walrein? Dewgong? Both?)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1011.jpg (Lanturn)
    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x76/OrangeMilkis/nycmeetup/IMG_1013.jpg (Girafarig)
    Then we came across this picture


    From TAY pronouncing Chatot "Chateau", we got into a discussion about how to pronounce Scizor. Is it "Psyzor" or Scizor as in "Scissor"? What a stupid discussion, talking about how to properly pronounce Pokemon names :(

    Anyway, that was the end of Day 2. We went over to Coldstones, got dessert, sat in a Starbucks, talked about... Pokemon, and that was the day :P

    Day 3

    A Message from GigaPunch to all of you

    Basically, the night before I contacted ToF and GP over IRC and they agreed to meet up. 80% of GP's lines that day started with "I am not a gimmick, I am not a troll".

    We met up in front of a Walgreens, where TAY shows us his latest catch


    Apparently he bought Platinum. He didn't use the discount code and bought it. Maybe if he wasn't such a mean mod and didnt lock threads before reading it he could have saved himself ten whole dollars >:(

    We grabbed Thai Food, and Giga Punch ordered Fried Chicken (lol). How typical :(


    We went over to Times Square, went to the Toys R Us, when TAY found his true heroine


    And then ToF and GP got in a huge discussion about UU teams.


    After the heated discussion, we went to Mcdonalds and just talked there for a few hours.

    So yeah, that was our meet up :P It wasn't much, but it was definitely cool meeting everyone! Maybe better organized with more activities next time :P

    I'm still waiting for GP and ToF to raid the RMT forum anytime now :P

    GP is a very cool gimmick
    ToF is a mini aldaron... sorta.
    reachzero is very jolly
    TAY didn't seem like a crossdresser.... except maybe that Dora thing.

    Jimbo, for being owned by his mother
    Caelum, D:<
  2. Aldaron

    Aldaron indefatigable workhorse
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    I take sole credit for GP's insecurity regarding his human gimmick status.

    That said this looks like it was a lot of fun, GP looks hilarious (in a good way not trolling you this time!), and ToF is NOT a mini me.

    Wish I had decided to come now, what a shame.
  3. jumpluff

    jumpluff princess
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    Aug 22, 2008
    Man, GP, I always used to see you as a one-dimensional, if intriguing, user...

    Those videos have radically changed my view of you. lol, no, really!
  4. Mekkah

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    caelum is definitely below average

    giga punch is lip licking monster who has all his text written on the ceiling

    reachzero is the coolest priest ever, beating even Moulder and Renault

    TAY is manly

    tangerine yeah i won't comment......
  5. jrrrrrrr

    jrrrrrrr wubwubwub
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    TAY you bugger, if you want a rivalry, I'll give you one!!!

    Also, hilarious picture story Tang. The pokemon snap part had me laughing out loud. The story turned out pretty well in the end considering how it started. pesky caecae :(
  6. Havak

    Havak I'm the Best. You're a Towel.
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    Hahaha. I didn't expect Giga Punch to have such a high voice, were you in a blimp?

    I went to that museum when I went to New York, it's pretty cool. It's also 'Scissor', pfft.

    Awesome, but Caelum >_>

    Also lack of pics of Tangerine = fake.
  7. Toothache

    Toothache Let the music play!
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    Dec 27, 2004
    Havak we should do more random UK Smogon meet ups. You only live like 10 miles away and I've only met you once? Actually, I got a good plan - when Platinum is finally released here we should all purchase it together, assuming we can get Lee or whoever else is in the UK.
  8. twash

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    Seriously GP looks younger than in the Smogon Album...and I thought he would be completely different!

    lol gouki strongth

    Those pictures made me laugh...xD, but as Havak said, no pictures of Tang..!

    Shame about caelum -_-.

    Anyway, nice thread, excellent read. Obv, 5 stars.
  9. DM

    DM Ce soir, on va danser.
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    Dude, that guy was at JAA three years ago!

    No joke, Jump, Fish, Arti, Kongler and I have had those discussions every year at Smocon.

    All in all I love this thread, I'm so glad someone else besides me finally wrote one of these up. :jump:
  10. Morm


    Jun 10, 2008
    damn I really wanted to see Jimbo doing the soulja dance next to an actual black man. Also I wanna see if Caelum looks exactly like a skinnier gorm as I think he does...curse both of you.

    that looks like alot of fun you guys, thanks for sharing!

    Edit: You are fucking lucky I wasn't there in the natural history museum, you wouldn't have been able to get me to leave and I'd have some commen about anatomy or phylogeny at literally every display
  11. TTS

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    The JAA Jessie I saw was far more shemaleish. That one is rather clearly male. Sorta looks like one of the fat comedians from Mad TV >_>
  12. Havak

    Havak I'm the Best. You're a Towel.
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    Jessie has red hair, that is clearly James with the blue hair no? Clearly a guy and rightly so :) silly TTS.
  13. Jimbo

    Jimbo take me anywhere
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    I could not possibly feel worse about my life right now.

    edit aw you guys got a pic of me anyway :)
  14. Glen

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    Jan 7, 2006
    lol giga do you remember like 4 years ago when i tried to convince you i was a nun on netbattle
  15. TTS

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    Right you are. The gigantic manboobs sorta threw me off, though.
  16. Loki

    Loki like seashells
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    nice cornrows E

    nice action shot of gp about to bitchslap tof, good work boy

    reachzero is a baller
  17. Matthew

    Matthew I love weather; Sun for days
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    Gah! I'm so jealous. Though TAY makes a better Tauros than reach.
  18. CaptKirby


    Nov 4, 2006
    GigaPunch is your typical fly-talking black guy you would imagine from the 50s/60s, it is incredible. I stated this months ago though!

    Also, the second video is much better for not only having a black guy saying et cetera in normal conversation, but pronouncing it ek cetera.
  19. Doomsday

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    Jan 23, 2005
    i request tangerine's pics.

    nice thread though, love reading about smogongregations
  20. ToF

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    This was great lol.

    First thing, I'm the one that got GP out of his shell by constantly trolling him IRL, so all credit goes to me.

    Secondly, I abused GP a lot this trip lol, stupid loki...

    Thirdly, GP uses the word gimmick a lot in real life, I was surprised.

    Lastly, Tangerine is super asian, TAY is super white, and GP is....well GP.

    Oh, no pics of Tang because he was taking them lol.
  21. Giga Punch

    Giga Punch "No I'm not a porn star but I eat somebody"
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    Well, in no particular order:

    I seriously have no idea what this means Mekkah

    Tangerine is your typical Asian albeit he isn't as angry as you would think from what the way acts on internet.

    TAY is...yeah... TAY

    Twist of Fate isn't brown at all and actually sucks almost as much as aldaron.

    Yes I do remember this somewhat and you weren't convincing you sucked.

    Whatever Loki..

    No "Misaki-chi" I'm actually a two-dimensional cliche

    No u

    I'm in a much better tier that MachamPKirby or "CaptKirby" could only dream of... K > T, Ek > Et (Et[c] Cetera)

    Also Tangerine: meh i'll get on the RMT forum Friday/Saturday/soon..
  22. matty

    matty I did stuff a long time ago for the site
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    whoa....... epic

    (PS wtf caelum, you dropped el pelota)
  23. Maniaclyrasist

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    Just....lol.....that is all
  24. Mia


    Jan 23, 2008
    Wow, how did you remember that? I think that's the same person me and Justin expected to win based on prior winner pictures.

    I wish I could have gone to this =/
  25. junior

    junior heard ur boyf was away this weekend, wanna meet at my place
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    Also, editing to ask if she really is your heroine, TAY. If so you'd be my dream boy...

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