State of Flux

Well, that might be part of it.

Lately, I’ve noticed that I don’t have the same enthusiasm for Pokemon. My Ultra Sun game is sitting by my bed, untouched for the better part of a week. It’s the same with Bulbagarden forums; I haven’t been posting there for the past few months. Part of the problem seems to be the total lack of post-game content. The other? Well, we haven’t been given any details about an upcoming game. We know that we’ll be getting something for the Switch but as to what, we still don’t know. The sad thing is that playing Pokemon is one of my de-stressors; not spending time on the game is not a great idea. With my anxiety, keeping myself occupied is like taking a vacation from my thoughts. You have no idea how badly I need that.

The rumors are swirling around: Toys R Us might be prepping for liquidation in the United States. I don’t know how I feel about this. If TRU really does go through liquidation, what is this going to mean for any upcoming exclusives? The Movie exclusive line is only at Toys R Us and there are some figures that are just now trickling out–Thundercracker chief among them–and a total shutdown of TRU could kill the rest of the line. Maybe we’ll get lucky and Amazon will pick them up but I won’t hold my breath.

A world without Toys R Us. I can’t comprehend it. I can still remember my first visit to one when I was younger. It was back in 1987 and took place during a visit to Fayetteville, NC. My parents and I were staying over at my uncle’s new apartment and after dinner that night, we went to TRU.

The place was magic. Quite literally, magic. I had never seen so many toys. This was the place where kids were allowed–if they won a contest–to race through the aisles for a minute and fill shopping carts. Anything they threw in there within that minute, they could keep. Like I said, literally magic. It was several years before we got our own TRU back home. When we finally did, I was a freshie in high school. The idea of Toys R Us closing down forever…

To say that this bothers me would be putting it lightly. Although the store isn’t quite a part of my childhood, it’s still incredibly important to me. I don’t want to see it go.

Prime just read the chapter in Spock’s World that dealt with Surak. His philosophy is one that I should take to heart. Find joy in the differences of the other. Violence brings about entropy which hastens the heat death of the universe. Logic. I’m not the religious type, but I can get behind this way of thinking.

Also, I knew that When the Emperor was Divine was a short book, but I didn’t think it was that short. I just started it a couple of days ago and I’m nearly finished.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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