You'll always be a part of me
Pokemon VGC Project 2012You know sometimes i wonder if i do this sort of thing for me instead of for the sake of contributing to the community. I'm the type of person whom enjoys chronicling events in his life. i like to capture my year in moments, each and every year. Maybe i have this vision of laying in bed at the age of 60, looking back at my life and reliving each and every moment captured over the years, even if only in my head. to capture each year in moments for the future, so that i may reminisce until the end of my days. The VGC events are a big part of my life and a great source of joy for me, so its no surprise i try to include them in this goal of mine. However that itself is not what this project is. So what is Pokemon VGC Project 2012? to answer that question, i'll have to take you back in time.
Pokemon Video Game Championships 2010:
A lot has happened in 2 short years. many of us have grown up and matured. In 2010 i made a tribute video to the VGC season, a season that holds a special place in my heart. As you watch this video, reminiscing and even maybe smiling at the younger version of yourself shown in the video, keep in mind that most of this footage came from you all. Pokemon 2010 Video Game Championships tribute
That is a video that has forever been added to the book of my life, and should the day ever come when i am 60, in bed, and looking back over the years, you can bet it'll be watched many times (as if i haven't already seen it like 7 times).
Pokemon VGC Project 2012: This is not the official name of this project by the way.
So yes, this is a project to capture another vgc season, but this time there is more. I want to create 3 threads this year. 1 for regionals(lost at first post in thread), 1 for nationals and 1 for worlds. for nationals and worlds i want to create massive picture war stories. Between the 2, i want a minimum of 400 pictures for the stories and at least 20-25 minutes of edited down video footage. And at the end of this year's VGC season, i will create another tribute video. That is what this project is, or at least a pretty good summary. Now i have other ideas i hope to incorporate into this project. For example; when i create the 3rd thread, the worlds picture war story thread, i will have some sections that include things like dedications and mini tributes. i made 2 videos, lets call them rough drafts made for the purpose of being used as examples.
ExamplesTributes section: In the worlds thread, i plan on having a section for tributes. here is the first video, a tribute to the retired. These guys may be leaving us, but they've left such huge footprints in the vgc community and the game itself that they wont be forgotten anytime soon. a tribute video simply titled "Thank You"
This next video isnt really a tribute video, nor will it get its own section because i doubt we'll see anymore bans from TPCI this year, but because i truly will miss Zog and Ruben this year, i made them a video. PLEASE EXCUSE THE SONG CHOICE, THESE ARE ROUGH DRAFT VIDEOS.
Ban-Hammer (now complete with ruben's gyarados video :3)
And finally, the main video from this entire project. unlike the 2010 VGC tribute video, i am looking to incoporate more video footage into this years tribute, not just pictures. here is a taste of what is to become
Pokemon VGC Project 2012
also i need to give this project an official name. Pokemon VGC Project 2012 is just a temporary name i decided upon when i first got the idea for this project. So all you creative people, feel free to suggest a name in your post. A project for the community, named by the community, hahaha. If you like the temporary name i am using, let me know. might end up not even having to change it, who knows.
This is a project i am excited about and hope i can see through. i know there are some shy people in the vgc community, but with nationals and worlds around the corner, i hope you all jump at the chance to be included in this project. All it takes is you deciding to be part of the many pictures to be taken over the summer (not by just me even, i hope to see many pictures from different people).
Please PM me video footage from vgc events. i know many of us have youtube channels, but not all the great, funny videos are seen. i also try to grab good pictures as well as group pictures from the many warstories posted over the vgc 2012 season, but there are many blanks (like group pictures from ALL the European events, not just the UK). Please PM me group pictures if you have them.
Look this isnt going to be easy, and i am going to need help from all of you if i want this project to turn out as good as what i see in my head, but i wont complain because the coming together of the project is the best part anyways, the journey. After all, the whole purpose of this is to capture the journey, a journey we are all making, an adventure we are all part of. Poke-adventure ~