August 15, 2016
Hello world. I’m Sarah-Beth – also known as SB. I’m a queer feminist zinester living in Coventry. Aside from gaming, I like coffee, vegan snacks, cats, reading and writing zines and taking naps.
So here is my big confession *deep breath*… I’ve never played any of the Pokémon games! I know, I know! I was at sixth form when the first game came out and needed my money to keep my car on the road and myself stocked with Kenickie and Bis 7” and gig tickets, rather than games.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the anime though. I loved Team Rocket and Meowth. in fact the first thing I did on January 1st 2000 was wake up in a hotel room in Cardiff and watch Pokémon on a tiny TV while my pals slept on the floor.
Prior to Pokémon Go coming out, I had been playing Niantic’s previous release (Ingress) for a year or so and really enjoyed using it as a motivator for getting out of the house. PG’s release has reignited a love for Pokémon and for that reason, I decided to sign up for this project.
So what can you expect from my posts? I guess primarily you’ll get observations, floundering and first impressions of the game from a complete newbie. I imagine I am going to have a fairly steep learning curve but I’ll also be trying to make some decent choices over which Pokémon to have in my squad (and not just letting myself pick the most kawaii ones)