Picture the scene. You’re at home, relaxing in the living room after another grueling day in the office, sinking into the first bite of your home made meal. You hear a pounding on the front door. YOUR front door. Interrupting you in the privacy and sanctity of your own home. You open to be greeted by a suited and booted gentleman claiming that you’re spending too much on your utility bills. Annoying right? Well imagine the flip side – a recent University graduate, desperately looking for their first post study full time job, willing to snap up the first promise of progression and high salaries which comes their way. Combine the two, and you get HRS Invictus.
The first of November 2016 was a special day for us.
As cat lovers and Pokemon geeks, it made perfect sense to name the new kitten curled up in the living room Eevee. At eight weeks old, she was a tiny bundle of black fluff with big marble green eyes. At first, we were concerned that our other two cats, Mittens and Poppy (both five years old), would not be so accepting of our newest family member. I could recall very vividly how it took Mittens a long time to adjust to Poppy when bringing her home. Lots of hissing and paw slapping was expected. And so, Eevee remained curled up by my feet for the first half an hour.
If you were to ask participants – “What is your favourite aspect of VGC tournaments?” The overwhelming majority would answer “the community” or “the social aspect”. Pokémon, competitive or otherwise, has always been designed to bring people together; whether it be simply the person next to you, via a link cable/local wireless, or – in the modern day – people from across the globe, with different backgrounds, creeds and cultures. The Pokémon community as a whole has a great togetherness, a togetherness which is sadly being disrupted by recent ‘drama’ videos.