I think it's fine to have nostalgia. Everyone longs for something or another. The thing is everything has good and bad aspects and if we all learn to respect one another for having different opinions, such as I like x Gen better because I feel y as opposed to saying z Gen sucks, then the fanbase would be much better off. Let's face it: these days the Pokemon fanbase is extremely divided and almost vicious on so many issues ranging from the games to the anime to the manga to the TCG and so on and so forth. Now we have such venomous attacks from so many sides that people wind up feeling hurt, lost, and afraid to speak out about what they feel, hence leading to more bashing and anger. Everyone has something they like, and something they do not like. All of us simply have opinions, and no gen is any better than another objectively, because it is not always nostalgia people may have but preferences as well. Meaning they may like the way something is done more at one point than another, new or old. We all have different tastes, and we may not find things better, equal, or worse. If we can just respect one another and appreciate others' tastes, then we'll be Pokemon fans in my eyes.
Terms like "nostalgiafag," "newfag," "genwunner," and "newgenner" only show immaturity, disrespect, and stupidity by whoever may use them. Really just wrong to attack others without respecting what they have to say, and it just shows a blatant inability to comprehend why someone may have different opinions than another. Honestly, this incredibly stupid terminology needs to stop in the Pokemon fanbase on both ends IMO. Not only that but sexism as well against homosexuals in the case of the first two terms mentioned.
Last edited by Dwail8023; 11th December 2012 at 7:05 PM.
"If Pikachu becomes a Raichu, I might be able to win that badge. On the other hand, to make it evolve just to fight...I would be just like Surge...Pikachu, what do you want to do? I really wanna beat that Surge, but I also don't want to force you to evolve if you'd be happier staying the way you are now." -- OS Ash, ESS
1. The Anime: OS > AG > BW > DP > XY
2. The English Dub: 4Kids + TAJ Productions (Seasons 1-5) > 4Kids Entertainment (Seasons 6-8) > DuArt Film and Video (Seasons 11-Current) = TAJ Productions (Seasons 9-10)
3. The Games: XY > BW > RSE > GSC > Y > HGSS > DP > RBG
4. The Manga: RSE > RBY > BW > DPPT > GSC
5. Pokemon: The Origin: Excellent: 94.7/100.
6. The Movies: OS > AG > XY (Prediction) > DP = BW