Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Goodbye MotA, Hello PKMN BattleFront


For those of you who don't know, Geocities is getting ready to cloase up later this year. I used to run all of my various pokemon antics on that site, but with it going belly up soon it's pointless to even update it anymore so I decided to move from a website to a blog.

Making a pokemon site with various bits of information for player is kind of pointless now that sites like Serebii.net and Pokebeach already do an excellent job of displaying the information and make it easy for players young and old.

That being said, I'd hate to lose the work that went into the old site. More than likely I'm going to salvage the really good stuff and move it to another site before Geocities goes under. The site itself never really grabbed alot of people just due to the fact it didn't offer a great deal more than other sites out there. I can't think of any big pokemon blogs in existence so I'm going to try this route.

For those of you who don't know what site I'm referring to, that's fine. Don't worry about it, I'll introduce myself.

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My name is Matt Gibson, and I have been an avid pokemon fan since the original games were released. I'm 24 years (and I'm aware that is FAR older than what many people expect when they think about pokemon fans) and have been competing in pokemon tcg and video game tournaments for quite some time. I attend East Tennessee State University, and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Paleontology (I'm thinking of making a seperate blog for this topic at some point). Some of you may remember the Pokemon Emerald Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain Tourney that was held a couple of years back (If you don't you can go here to read up on it). I was one of the competitors that went to the finals in Seattle. After that I entered into a couple tournies here and there including some small ones that Gamestop held, etc.


-Me vs finalist Chris Darling


Afterwards I had a fun idea, wouldn't it be cool if I could organize a team of people that would travel to these tournaments and compete. Over the past couple of years I've worked on it, and it's been really slow going since Nintendo hasn't really offered that many tournies recently.

Well, that's all changed now that Nintendo is now holding yearly tournaments with some happening this summer. Well, that's where this blog comes in. Me and several of other BattleFront members: Lauren (My fiance), Earl (My best friend- seen in the pic to the right), Cody (Another good friend), and some others are going to compete in the Nashville regionals this year and I'm going to publish pictures and the like while we compete. I'm also hoping that people who read this blog and are planning to compete in other Regionals will join our team. The more people the have the more of a phenom we can become.

For more information about regionals this year check http://www.pokemonvgc.com/.