its kinda scary when you waste an entire day doing nothing and time just passes
eee! the recent interview with Toriyama has been properly translated!
so much interesting info~
and Gine was something like a saiyan lunch lady xDGoku’s mom is a Saiyan lunch lady LOL!!! She and Bardock had a special emotional bond cute cute…
ok so first of all : toriyama i love you for not letting me down as i go back into the fandom with all this juicy juicy all new info you’re a star man
and now for the fangirling : WOAH ALL THAT FRIGGIN INFO I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY.
I’m kinda surprised that toriyama contradicted himself with the saiyan’s life span but that wouldn’t be the first time for him rly. So saiyans do live longer ? that seems sad for bulma and chichi, but as long as we don’t know how long exactly i’m ok with it (maybe it’s just something like an average of 10 years after all). Wonder what that means for semi-saiyans though ? Do they live longer, just like they’re apparently naturally stronger ?
I’m really happy gentler and nicer 3rd class saiyans are confirmed ! It never settled well with me that they might all just be about killing and only did that all day long, and it goes well with my headcanon that third classes were actually quite receptive to bonding so that they could look after each other in fights, while first class were more independant because stronger. ALSO GOKU’S MOM DISTRIBUTED FOOD IT SEEMS SO FITTING AND IM LAUGHING SO HARD i’m really impatient to know what she looked like !
the best thing about the interview is confirmed weirdo!vegeta tho. So saiyans didn’t usually form close bonds and especially not family bonds, but vegeta clearly is awfully close to his family (heck, his entire character development is based on him becoming a family man instead of the archetypal saiyan) ? that’s really something. I love how toriyama confirms that he’s an “even stranger saiyan than goku”, it reminds me of that one headcanon post. turns out it was pretty spot on uh ?
also I’m really glad goku’s disinterest towards his family is explained by “it’s the saiyans way” because i always felt it kinda was this. we really lack info about saiyans and it’s nice to know more, even if it’s so little and after so many years haha. oh, and the freeza info is preeeetty cool too !
thinking about disability and mental illness in the pokemon world is pretty wild
a slowking who is always calm and ready to help when their trainer is having an anxiety attack or a breakdown
a blissey who lays its happiness eggs to help its trainer with depression
a gardevoir who uses its psychic black hole ability to prevent its trainer from getting sensory overload
a lucario reading its epileptic trainers aura to watch out for episodes
a munna helping a trainer with insomnia avoid bad dreams and sleep peacefully
a sylveon using its ribbons to calm someone who’s been badly triggered
And what about pokemon trained to help blind trainers, like zubat, golbat and crobat or other cave pokemon, as well as poochyena and houndoom like service dogs
And psychic pokemon or unknown aiding deaf trainers with communication
I’m also fascinated with the idea of more humanoid pokemon learning sign language to communicate with deaf trainers. If meowth can learn to talk, mr. mime and others can certainly learn the pokemon regions equivalent of signing
a ditto mimicking the shape of a wheelchair so that their trainer will have assistance (pokemon powered!) on hard hills or when they get tired
or fighting types that are used not for fighting but as vital assistants for accessibility and mobility- machamp pushing wheelchairs and effortlessly lifting said chairs (and occupants) over steps; hariyama cradling their trainers in one hand when they get fatigued or chronic pain starts up, and carrying them around gently; hitmonlee with their super-steady legs and fighting-honed balance providing a good support to trainers with balance issues.
or nonverbal trainers that rely on their psychic pokemon (or pokemon like lucario) to translate their thoughts telepathically to other people when they can’t form words or signs
or autistic trainers with dragon types that sit next to them and allow their trainers to stroke their scales, the bumpy-smooth texture perfect for stimming with
minccino being absolutely vital to keeping the spaces of asthmatic trainers clean to not trigger an asthma attack; those same trainers cuddling with a water type that keeps their environment at the right humidity and temperature while they sleep to aid their breathing
It’s still learning.
i’m not sure if my body can handle much more of this “getting out of bed” nonsense
> come home
> check out twitchplayspokemon
> tune in just in time to see them catch hitmonlee!!!
> aaaaaaand now he’s gone released into the vast unknown