Tepig: 9200ish SRs, July 2013.
Words do not express my upmost surprise, amazement and satisfaction with achieving this all time goal at long last, I never thought I would ever have the motivation to achieve such a monumental goal. Thank you everybody in the shiny hunting community who has encouraged me never to throw in the towel, never to give up on any of my hunts no matter the length or tediousness, to commit your entire body and soul to get what you want, as hopeless as you may feel in the process, your lessons have undoubtedly been taken to heart and will never be forgotten. Thank you. (Gosh that was quite overdramatised XD)
I was hoovering the landing when as always the hoover just automatically stopped mid-cleaning. While waiting for it to come back on, I decided to continue my rather extreme SRing routine to obtain shiny Tepig (averaging around 15 hours of SRing a day) and clicked onto Serebii and found a video from Junichi Masuda about the new sword Pokemon in X/Y. I let the video play, and before I could get anywhere into the video, instead of seeing a dull dark orange and black pig jump around on my bottom screen, I witnessed a striking gold permeate my eyelids and a brownish red colour accompanying it, and knew undoubtedly that my starter quest was now over and that shiny Tepig, the final starter I needed to complete my shiny starter collection, was now mine. As mentioned above, the little fella took around 9200ish SRs to shine, and came with a Rash nature as well, but as always, the shiny is what's paramount to me, not the competitive value of it, and I am unbelievably beyond satisfaction that this absolutely wonderful shiny is now mine for the taking! Ironically enough, the hoover managed to spring itself back on while I was recording the video, funny how things come full circle!
(Amazing Technicolour Tepig [D)