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Why have some people got their panties in a bunch about loving Pokemon Go?
As a Pokemon fan from way back, nothing has made me happier than the chance to update my pokedex, get out there and meet other like minded nerds.
Think of us like asexual doggers, wandering around parks and scenic routes, looking for invisible creatures, which we then get mad excited about and try to catch using our smart phones.
It’s great fun.
I’ve met people in my community, had lovely conversations and laughed with people in the sun. It’s been really interactive and in a healthy, positive way.
So why is it when a group of people look like they are having completely harmless fun, someone will come along and either a) try to ruin it b) try to take advantage of it or c) criticise it?
Yesterday a group of hackers took down the game making it impossible to get online. Why? I don’t know, why does someone step on your transformer when you’re about to launch a stealth attack? Fuckery.
Then there have been the stories of a few opportunists who have seized on the whole excitement to mug people. Yes. Mug people.
“There’s a rare pokemon down this alleyway….Now give me your wallet.”
Ok, some users need to be more grounded in reality. But what a bummer to be reminded when you’re trying to have fun, that some jackass will do anything to spoil it.
Which brings me to kill joys.
Why does Judgy McJudgerson care how old I am and if I know what I look like?
I look like a hot pokemon trainer. If I choose to run around my local park, smile on me like a Cheshire cat, and I’m having fun, why does it bother you? If you don’t want to play, fine. But please don’t project your misery onto me under the guise that you’re worried I’m making a fool of myself.
Guess what? I give zero fucks how I look.
I may take it a step further and go Poké hunting in my Wonder Woman costume. If this makes you uncomfortable, guess what? That’s you not me.
People need to lighten up. There are far worse things happening in the world today.
Now if you don’t mind, A Snorlax has been spotted by the duck pond.
Gotta Catch’em all!
Pokemon trainer humour at Cosmo for the Go lovers!
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