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Smogon JAA 2006: The First Smocon

Discussion in 'VGC' started by DM, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Firestorm

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    you really do seem to have a problem with that evolution line
  2. DM

    DM Ce soir, on va danser.
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    Haha, thanks to you too! I'm glad I'm getting such positive feedback on that.

    So wait... you switched over to the "new blood" side, even though you've been around longer than me? Nice one, Benedict.
  3. Icy Vegeta

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    This was an amzing read. I apploud the renewal of this story!
  4. steph

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    what kind of camera was that?
  5. DM

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    Some old Sony I got years ago, I don't have it anymore so I don't know exactly.. Took good pictures though.
  6. Huy

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    Sir, this story shaped my childhood. It made me shape up and try to become a better user so I could attend these!
  7. Yuri

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    Oops I haven't replied yet.

    Man, have four years passed already? I remember reading this by then and thinking how well written and enveloping it was. I really wished to had had been there and, again, I feel to the bone how sucky it is to live one whole continent away. Maybe I should send Nintendo ten thousand emails per day so they hold a regional tournament here so I can win it heh.

    Congratulations to everyone at JAA and everyone at VGC. I hope you can meet many, many more times and strenghten those beautiful friendship bonds.
  8. Feathers

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    I wish so badly that I could have been there, but 4 years ago I was 13 and my needs didn't mean as much to my parents. YES. NEEDS.

    I personally love New York city, and I've been there quite a few times, mostly to visit Nintendo World. In fact, I'm going back there for Comic-Con... is anyone else going to that?

    That looks like so much fun, and I totally hope they do something like this (party style) in the future so I can actually go. JAA looks like it was so much fun....
  9. Shy Glizzy

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    Wow, I should read this to see the veterans of competetive play help me improve my Poke-

    [​IMG]
  10. Roy

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    :)

    probably the best trip a 16 year old kid could ask for
  11. clarinetist87

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    *looks at Roy's post...*
    *looks at post above...*

    O_o
  12. Vaz

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    Wow, this was a really innovating and awesome story to read!
    I really do wish they had the VGC tournament where I live.
  13. Kongler

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    nice trip down memory lane there!
  14. Toby

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    I remember reading this years ago hah.
  15. Badal

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    this is a very nice and inspirational story!
  16. natalie

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    lol i too remember reading this years ago, but i'd forgotten all about that phonecall until just now xD
  17. PK Gaming

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    That looked like a lot of fun. I definetely want to be a part of that experience! (time to learn me some VGC.)
  18. Master_Z

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    All I can say is wow. I hope I have an experience in my life that is half as fun as yours. Maybe I'll get to go to VGC next year.
  19. Firestorm

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    I am so happy this finally is on page 2 so I can't read new replies without having to stop my browser from loading all the images again!
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    Man reading that story reminds me of so many good times that have been had when various online communities gather together for events. Great read, and it has really made me want to go for a pokeadventure next year.

    EDIT: I guess this is my first post here, hopefully I will enjoy my time here as much as I have at smashboards and gosugamers!
  21. Euphoria

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    awesome trip! this thread seriously needs to get a bump.
  22. jeps

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    wahh i miss this. damn critical hit.
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  23. Chalkey

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    I can't believe I didn't notice this until just now. Good memories indeed. Also, I kind of hate how stupid my hair looks in all the old photos.

    Come on, jeps. It's been five years. Crit happens.
  24. Kid Kadabra

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    I'm so jealous. I can only hope something similar to this happens in the future that I and others can take part in. Until then..... I guess we gotta catch em all
  25. Lexay

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    kongler is a champion

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