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O-Ok sorry... :'(

Don't worry about it buddy ^^

Hmm I think SRAM can be locked at points; I wonder is there a point where all the data is read as FF FF FF (...) because it is locked? So 999 category max height/weight etc. Or is the region always unlocked for when the Pokédex entry is brought up.
General Discussion / Re: The Member's Guide to Topiclessness
« on: September 12, 2019, 04:48:42 am »
Merged the original topiclessness threads into one whole single thread for preservation.

Thanks! :)

This is the story of (TRAINER), a wondrous Pokémon Trainer from Kanto. At the age of 10, they defied all expectations; starting with a relatively weak Level 5 Pokémon, quickly accumulating all Badges. Their speed was generally outmatched; the only trainer faster (my grandson whose name I forget) would break the laws of the universe to progress on his quest to catch them all and become league champion no matter what. He was quite the rival to (TRAINER). I do not know how he did it, but felt uncomfy with his approach at the realisation of his dream.

And in no time at all (TRAINER) did become the Hall of Fame champion. This event shortly succeeded my grandson's achievement though he would forget to take proper care of his Pokémon/his approach was a little rough. Both (TRAINER) and my grandson ventured into learning about and collecting Pokémon from other regions (at the time, only 386 were known). There was something curious about TRAINER however. They would never eat/drink/sleep, I worried for him though his mother was surprisingly cool. TRAINER always had this energy. And sometimes they would acquire Pokémon from those regions in mysterious ways. They were also extremely lucky. They would catch hard-to-catch Pokémon with ease, like the three Kanto legendary birds, as if they had a time machine to go back in time if they failed.

Now... one day (TRAINER) did complete the Pokédex based on the number of Pokémon known at the time (386), including Pokémon of legend and mythical Pokémon (Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys) only a few chosen people had met. Again, goodness knows how they managed this. On a couple of occasions, tickets to obscure islands would seemingly manifest out of thin air, or Jirachi would mysteriously appear in the party. These Pokémon however, did look like they had traveled a lot; maybe from faraway regions. Realistically, there must have been a rational explanation how they appeared?

Understandably, (TRAINER) had an impressive number of stored Pokémon and some very strong Pokémon. Every time they came to me to reveal they had completed my dream, the Pokédex, I'd savour on all the Pokémon in their party and PC they had acquired. It was magical.

But suddenly.. one day something strange happened. All of (TRAINER)'s Pokémon had disappeared, except for one Level 10 Sentret. And the Pokémon Center nurse has told me (with me questioning it because I was concerned) there were no signs of trading with other players, at least using the Cable Club/Union Room. There was no evidence they had been stolen, but no real evidence they were donated either.

However, I do in my heart of hearts hope that if they weren't stolen, they were donated.

Later in the future, I would learn about time travel technology and the Pal Park. My grandson has also matured, he is learning from his mistakes and is running the gym at Viridian City.

Finally, I have been waiting for this answer! :) They were donated! What a nice Trainer (TRAINER) is.

However, there was a sense of sadness in (PLAYER's) face. Of course, if they were going to continue to raise Pokémon they would have to solely rely on an unskilled Pokémon they had not bonded with. (PLAYER) then stepped down as a Pokémon Trainer. This still fills me with an unsettling strange feeling to this day. In a sense I am happy.This was their choice and their story is a beautiful one. In another sense I feel confusion, sad that their journey was abandoned, and even a little resentment. :( "They did what?!!" "WHY??!!"  >:( These questions plague my mind.

I suppose this is how all things go. We can only go so far. However one thing has never died. I keep in contact with other Pokémon professors to this day, and learn about various amazing trainers who have continued to set new records just like (TRAINER). And sometimes we occasionally see completed Pokédexes just like that day (TRAINER) revealed theirs to me.

- Testimony of Professor Oak
So I’ve continued testing that Pokémon, and I thought... Maybe I could document the height/weight combos and note which ones work, which ones crash, and which ones cause weird effects. ;)

Sounds good! ^^ Thank you! I forgot what happens what it crashes/why it may crash. If you can find patterns that would be great! :D
General Discussion / Coin names for obscure feelings
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:49:22 pm »
After I read about it these on a website, they have fascinated me at this point. I gather this might be a fun exercise to get to know each other in the community better. :) I get a ton of them I'm happy to share. Am a little tired but may have more fresh ideas tomorrow.

Below are some obscure feeling names that are real but rarely used (though I believe I may have heard sonder in writing once).

Quote from:

"1 - Sonder
Sonder is that feeling when you realize that everyone you see, everyone who passes you by has their own complex life. Their life has the same kind of feelings as yours does - with heartache and happiness, and routines, family, and everything else that happens in life. Every person out there has their own filled life - just like you.

2 - Zenosyne
Zenosyne is when you feel that time keeps going by faster and faster. When you were younger 10 minutes was an eternity! Now, a whole year goes by and it feels like it only lasted seconds. This video has a really great way of explaining it.

Zenosyne: The Sense That Time Keeps Going Faster

3 - Chrysalism
This is one of the ones I mentioned earlier. Chrysalism is that relaxed, calm feeling you have when you're inside and it's storming outside. I never knew there was an actual word for it until today!

4 - Monachopsis
Now this is one we can all relate to at one point or another, in our lives. Monachopsis is that weird feeling that you're out of place. It's a small feeling, but somehow persistent.

5 - Lachesism
Lachesism is a pretty unique one, and every time I think about it - it reminds me of the movie 'Fight Club.' According to The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, Lachesism is:

the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

6 - Rubatosis
This is another one I mentioned earlier. Rubatosis is that hard-to-explain, unsettling feeling you get when you actually start noticing your own heart, and its own beats. It freaks me out Every. Single. Time.

7 - Klexos
Klexos is the art of dwelling on the past - and it really is art if you think about. Recalling a memory now, then recalling that same memory five years from now can have a different effect on you (even though the memory is the same). This video explains it really well (and really creatively, I might add).

Klexos: The Art of Dwelling on the Past

8 - Jouska
This is definitely something I've done a million times, and I know you have too! Jouska is when you play a conversation over and over in your head, but it never happened. It's a hypothetical conversation - like you asking your boss for a raise, and you keep playing it out, or a fight with a friend (and you're thinking, 'I should have said that').

9 - Liberosis
Liberosis is that feeling, that desire to care less about things.

10 - Kuebiko
This is an exhausted feeling - both physically and mentally. It happens after acts of violence takes place - like your mind and body just can't handle all the negativity. You can feel this way even if you're not closely linked to the violence (like seeing things on the news or online)."

1. Frembluence (as opposed to aloneness in solitude) : A soft gentle feeling with a sense of eloquence. Often when you're with family, friends, just listening to music enjoying the moment. Togetherness is a fundamental part of it. It may have a sense of timeless. In another sense like being stroked by a feather.

2. Devotamason: You feel a mild sense of concern but psychologically this is masked away. In the middle is apathy. On the other side is patience and a sense of meaning. Examples: Long plane rides, all-night marathons/research/browsing. Devotamason may be uncommon without fear before it (but only once or twice, until you are used to doing what will cause the devotamason)). Another more intense form is; you are willing to go skydiving or do a swimming technique that's difficult for you - you get this feeling, but when the action is taken it is transmuted.

3. Antighaon: You momentarily imagine, spontaneously, you are role-playing someone else, but later realise it's not real. Example: subconsciously: "I remember in Shrek when he splashes in the swamp at the beginning">so you emotionally role-play Shrek in your head for a split second (feel bold/don't care whether people might think you're rude/etc.) Often it has to be with some related form of qualia (picturing an interesting character in your head, imagining a quote etc.).

4. Thevol ("The vanity of life"): When we are full of energy, perhaps deep/important/matters of awe do not appeal to us. Thevol is a strong emotion similar to awe but is longer lasting with an admiration for the arts - and as such: the dark and depressing songs are the most powerful, not necessarily because they are painful but also because they give us admiration. It's a division of suffering (very likely) one of the most painful feelings we all face upon death, but a less intense form if you have ever had a panic attack you can use music to escape and cause Thevol, sometimes adrenaline for 'hidden ability' (i.e. verbal proficiency or physical ability).

5. Escawe ("Escape awe"): Another type of awe but the positive nature is more apparent. When a stressful situation or limitation is removed, we feel awe maybe because we find what we wanted, or because the stressful situation or limit in comparison feels tiny now, and invokes forgetting.

6. Esstraying: You suddenly feel, some moments ago you were on the right train of thought/wavelength, but it later goes away, and your confidence disappears. Example: You are doing a public speech, you get everything right. Suddenly you forget one little thing. Your emotions suddenly change, and there is a measure of esstraying (that you are not the cognition you wanted).

7. On de ja vu: Sometimes there is a unique essence (perception) to a feeling that only makes sense when you remember something. If it is common on a variety of occasions, we may have words for them too. But otherwise we just forget them. This fascinates me because it may be directly linked to cognition and memory. Example: You forget the feelings associated with a game you haven't played in years, you play it again and feel nostalgia. But put nostalgia under a microscope and you may experience many other feelings. However what causes these feelings to replicate in places outside of the game? Maybe say, the "falcon punch" theme in the F-Zero anime, for me it kind of has a silly 'corned beef' like aesthetic with a mix of The Flintstones with a down-to-earth positive "this is funny and cool" feeling (yeah I'm weird OK owo...). The mind then gathers things that seem similar to Captain Falcon and the feelings replicate (not sure if I can think of an example here. However, Kirby/Yoshi may feel similar archetypes).

Now what's fascinating about the mind, is that the feelings invoked by one example can transmute unexpectedly; and suddenly you forget the other, because you can't have more than one frame of consciousness? (Maybe by extension the psychology of forgetting) For example, your head says "gosh I love this song" with a distinct aesthetic. But (an inevitable condition I guess), as time passes you like it but with a different aesthetic. Strictly these aesthetics due to differing conditions may change in extremely small scales of time ranging from less than a second, after the music loops, or simply 'until we get bored of it' etc. A broader example in terms of time is simply: if we're in a sad mood depending on the conditions, something that made us happy isn't quite effective. And more primally, the transitions between positive and negative emotions.
Debate Wars / Re: Religion
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:37:10 pm »
There are "necessarily true things", though, because otherwise nobody in the world would have spent all this time discussing them, as we're both doing now. The question is whether they're clear, and to me religion and spirituality are there to fill the gap that science and technology continue to leave (and arguably how trustworthy those may be to begin with; you might not get any government funding or publicity for all your hard work if it concludes something certain people don't want to hear...). In that sense religion and spirituality are very much the same, but I consider "religion" to be associating yourself firmly with a specific long-standing tradition and "spirituality" to be coming up with your own. Seeing as your own tradition could already be a long-standing one, though, you can see the vagueness in differentiating the two already.

Embracing evil may seem hard because it would feel by definition, they aren't compatible - but it doesn't mean by embracing bad you become a bad person - for instance, in accepting some things are beyond our ability to love it liberates us, and makes concepts like death, pain easier to accept; because you respect they are part of the world you were born in, even if you don't fully integrate with it.
I'll accept the existence of a shark, but sure won't choose to get near one or let it bite me. Basically what you said.

Definitively true facts:

Yes. I feel actually the analogy is then a little like programming. If a scientist analysed the world, then the paradigm (classical mechanics, quantum models, string theory, etc.) may be accurate, but not definitively correct. Specifically then, "surfing on the Cinnabar Coast brings up the previous Pokémon" from a strict perspective it's more complex than that (it's the grass encounter buffer sometimes overwritten by old man's demonstration) - and philosophically from a different angle, the characters, water, act of Surfing doesn't exist; they are a series of bits, maybe by extension numbers.

One interpretation of the universe is a hologram model. So nothing physical actually strictly exists; they are just numbers/data. The only reason they seem real is that our senses encode them as touch/sensation-light-sound-etc. Some animals too can perceive colours or have senses we do not have. So that raises an interesting argument about whether what they may perceive, from our perspective, exists (and also in terms of space; the "if a tree falls in a distance that we can't hear does it still make a sound?" argument. Since we don't possess the ability to sense them the only means of believing in them is faith. By extension theory of mind is like this too (we don't know exactly how someone cognitively perceives something or feels about something); as well as this popular thought experiment:

"Mary the color scientist knows all the physical facts about color, including every physical fact about the experience of color in other people, from the behavior a particular color is likely to elicit to the specific sequence of neurological firings that register that a color has been seen. However, she has been confined from birth to a room that is black and white, and is only allowed to observe the outside world through a black and white monitor. When she is allowed to leave the room, it must be admitted that she learns something about the color red the first time she sees it — specifically, she learns what it is like to see that color."

Maybe this as well, "Within the philosophy of color, there is a dispute between color realism, the view that colors are physical properties that objects possess, and color fictionalism, a species of error theory viewing colors according to which there are no such physical properties that objects possess".

Could the material world be a matter of relative permutation. That is, indeed everything is numbers. Either an infinite number of positive numbers/infinite number of negative numbers, or a set number of positive numbers and a set number of negative numbers. Equally they combine to make 0, explaining how 'something arose from nothing'. The idea is that it is still nothing; but because space and time may be different interpretations of the same thing, space-time is oscillating under relativity as well - so because we have our own sense of time, the cosmic expansion of the universe is happening at a specific velocity which can be given a + or - sign depending on our interpretation (maybe it will indeed contract the other way only so that the total velocity is balanced back to 0 (hence fulfilling the permutations of all positive and negative numbers) and there are some scary "the big rip" ideas where the fundamental particles tear apart hence everything larger as well); with the time dynamic moving forward right now for us. Perhaps a curious 'escape of the fate of the universe' matter is through death. Because then the perception of time is reinterpreted? Maybe death is time travel. The idea to objectively know the universe may in fact be vain, because by definition true objectivity may be impossible; as relative points in space (and within our own consciousness) restrict that/all conditions are not in true isolation for scientific method, because the location (and/or reference point i.e. your consciousness) arguably cannot always be the same.

Personal religions/spirituality/rituals:

Mm. I think like in human nature, we are born in confusion but we learn things are good. Hence in a small respect, everything is a spirituality. That for instance right here, Pokémon analysis is good it's our culture. This may also link in with Richard Dawkin's analogy of a meme (I don't like how he is criticised for not believing in religion because we believe what we like). There are some fascinating videos on how natural selection works. Maybe we can even 'science' what is likely to feel spiritual to us, but I feel the complexity of the world may make that difficult. Some ideas are innovate but simple things; from a media perspective, maybe a funny original meme. Also relatability (many like Furret Walk as it is cute).

From a truth seeking perspective, faiths may stick with us if they have a cooperative approach in our best interest - so that the world is not all dark and gloomy. It's unfortunate however this can lead to demonisation of other groups or 'sinful'/'unhelpful' beliefs within that belief system. Buddhism have the the "three poisons" as well, but we can find humour in it - like an extremely greedy person who for some reason despite the Buddha's best efforts decides to stay in Samsara and fill their world with all the karmic particles (matter and blockages). So the Buddha happily because he is modest says "OK".
General Discussion / Re: The dream thread
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:53:56 pm »
For some reason, the only dreams that I even notice are the ones I have right before I wake up.
The only one that I can remember right now was a dream in which I was walking outside my house, but it was a weird type of RPG game that I have never played. And for some reason there were train tracks going around my house.

I think this may be common that we tend to remember our dreams just before waking up.
Interesting, did you enjoy it?

Last night I dreamed that my house had lost power in the middle of the night. I was in my room and grabbed my flashlight, but its battery died and I was left in pitch blackness. I headed downstairs to look out the front door to see if anyone else in the neighborhood had lost power, but I couldn't see much. There was, however, a very large shape in my driveway. I went to turn the flashlight back on but then the dream ended.

Ahh.. that sounds like it may have been unsettling, sad or creepy. :( I remember a dream once too, in which I had my haircut but I was blind. It's good though some dreams are happy and pleasant. *thinks if I can remember more*>one of them they were giving free Starfy t-shirts in the street, and I felt aww this is kind thank you. ✿
Actually, I'm thinking that "meta-map script activation" should be a general name for a class of exploits, just like "arbitrary code execution". The specific exploit --- using trainer escape to get to meta-map script ID 4 --- should have a more specific name. Where is the mastermind behind "Glitzer Popping"? :P

I am also seeing how it might be difficult to differentiate between variations and consequences, as this specific case of meta-map script activation may be regarded as either a variation or a consequence of text box ID matching. I would tend to say it is a variation, because after seeing the glitched Trainer text box, the player does not need to do anything else special to achieve invalid meta-map script activation.

I think a clear-cut case of variations would be the 2x2 block encounter glitches. The left-facing shore tile glitch is one of its variations, and all of the applications mentioned on the left-facing shore tile glitch page are sub-variations. To trigger them all, the player ultimately does the same thing, although with different setups.

If we draw a box diagrams of glitches, then variations would be boxes within a box, and consequences would be indicated by arrows pointing from one box to others.

Yes! :) Some kind of diagram sounds like a good idea. Certain glitches as well are sub-glitches of multiple glitches (like using the Trainer escape glitch to activate meta-script ID 4, or using the expanded PC to acquire it) too; and using a visual diagram might be a good way of showing that. The only thing is we might need to have many of the diagrams or they would become extremely large.

General Discussion / Re: The dream thread
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:45:51 pm »
Lucid dreaming is rare but has anyone ever had an incarnate dream. I had one once. I was a sheep then a horse (and likely more but I've forgotten most except the horse which was most vivid as I saw from its field of view). It was awesome. I was running. :D

And there was another similar dream I was a cow but not as vivid, but mainly because I have a stupid nonsense joke "I'm a cow and I don't know how" but it felt unsettling in I didn't know how to walk on two legs anymore.

The interesting thing about some dreams is that they feel as real as reality itself. There are theories that suggest consciousness is an apparition of electricity - indeed then perhaps robots dream in some way we can't understand etc.
Art / Re: Metaphysics ideas
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:18:51 pm »
Nah, it is serious, albeit maybe not very suited for a technology-oriented community (though inactivity here does help keep away the spam of holier-than-thou backlash it might receive in another). I've been there before, and ideas will be all over the place to the point you'll likely be embarrassed at yourself on more than one occasion. In a way I was lucky to come across concepts that stuck with me on the sooner side compared to most, but it still takes a lot of cross-referencing of different sources and experiences to decide where you really stand. And even if one stance differs from others, they all have their place in the grand scheme of things, hence "why a division by 0 can be anything you want it to be" to quote the original post.

Thanks for your empathy :) (yes I identify with spirituality like you and imagine a lot so try to look into analogies to try to understand questions like why are we here and also (here) how the world might work. Sometimes when imagining if you relate; an idea feels meaningful but when broken down in writing cannot be explained adequately, then there is another element of embarrassment. I feel an urge to post these things as this is my favourite community but you're right it may not be suited for Pokémon glitching related forum/some people may feel confused.)
Art / Re: Metaphysics ideas
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:24:01 pm »
(*embarrassed as feel like come out with lots of stereotypically unusual stuff*) and it sounds strange, but its more of an idea dump than anything serious, so it's why it's in art. However it isn't a drawing/poem/etc. so yeah whether it belongs there is questionable. I admittedly don't properly understand the term metaphysics or know anything about philosophy at all, though it alludes to; maybe the most fundamental things all have opposites or anti-matter.

This then is also about attract and release. 'Up' is like gravity and other concepts I merged together. 'Down' is like how the universe seems to be expanding, loss of heat in systems, and other things I added but are not necessarily compatible. (Like its relation to life; first we eat but also excrete and also how some mammals store matter from externally (stereotypically females) others inject it (stereotypically males) or something like that).

I merged Samsara (like cyclic change) and also allusion to Taoism here too with other concepts. I don't know if there is anything I wanted to generally convey with it; however it's like - is the ultimate fate of things in the world to fade away (down), to accumulate and become more complex (up); despite heat death being accepted we don't know and science keeps asking questions that can't realistically be answered. One idea is that like a circle there is no beginning or end, the question however is when one of the forces overpowers the other (so say heat death; or say everything actually merges into one thing) will changes still occur? (So like, will another big bang occur after a big crunch etc.) The fact that we are in an unstable universe today (that theoretically by mathematics could be resolved) makes me wonder this and that even fundamental forces of reality could be like oscillating pendulums (not constant). The other thing is like a weird idea free will and determinism can co-exist but only in balance with each other but it's a shallow thought experiment that when thinking about what that means breaks down.
Multimedia Discussion / Re: QUARITY MUSIC
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:03:42 pm »
This matches up too perfectly and I'm not sure how much I like it
Rap God with the Banjo-Kazooie intro music

It does sound quite fitting. Personally not my aesthetic either but found it funny.

Generation I Glitch Discussion / Re: Odd Pokédex Glitch
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:43:38 am »
Intriguing... Thanks for the insight! I’ve done many many tests using varying backsprites of Pokémon (namely 0xC7 & 0x00) and either got long dexes, lock-ups (either from music or buffer overflows with 99999999...), or game crashes, but that effect I’ve yet to reproduce... I also didn’t save a state. Whoopsy... ._.'

You're welcome ^^ I see :( hope you can get it again. :)
S&K because it has Flying Battery Zone and is therefore superior to all the others.


/Intensive guitar session
Generation I Glitch Discussion / Re: Odd Pokédex Glitch
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:41:52 am »
I did know of the locked ram possibilities, what’s baffled me is the glitching up near the height/weight portion, with what looks like a glitchy combo of sprites...

Hmm that's interesting.

With the lower ID name characters they will take them from the loaded sprite data. So what appears to be a combo of sprites may be a combination of glitch text, and they may be in that position because of a series of line related control characters in just the right places.

A way to analyse it could be to replicate it then see what's at AA00 when it isn't locked by setting a breakpoint on read access when the Pokédex is brought up, copy and paste the bytes to see what the data is.

Here is how to find a breakpoint.

Then you can view AA00 and it should mirror the Pokédex data if after the emulator pauses it's the exact occurrence it's used for this.
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