Back in March 2008 I was SR'ing for shiny Regice. I did a few weeks of SR'ing on Ruby 1, and then one day I picked up Ruby 2 and thought "hey, I haven't done any SR at all for shiny Regice in this game yet - maybe it'll appear quickly."Lol Profile, I think I agree with your theory. There has never been a time when I was thinking "I'm probably going to get shiny ____ soon" and it just showed up. Usually I'm not even thinking about the shiny, I'm just mindlessly SRing and then it appears. ^_^
... 7 SR later a shiny Regice appeared O_o
I wish that would happen more often.
What is the oddest, tackiest, or most socially unacceptable environment in which you dared to shiny hunt?
I remember SR'ing for shiny Moltres/Torchic while we were visiting my mother in hospital (while in the waiting room, that is - not in the actual ward). And I always bring my DS/GBA with me when we go and visit her grave. Though I've yet to have a shiny encounter in the grave yard...