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#24 - You're right they don't usually curse people, usually they bre…  [+] (3 new replies) 08/01/2016 on fireflake +1
#25 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
Remember we're talking about Jap. Dunno if that's what you were referencing, but they typically have rather pleasant fairies from what I can tell. It's also Pokemon and a majority of the fairy types have been made out to be very friendly and "cute."
#26 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
"It uses its docile-looking face to lull foes into complacency, then bites with its huge, relentless jaws."
Oh, yes, how cute and friendly.

Nintendo knows what they're doing.
#27 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
To be fair, it is cute... and that Pokemon was designed before Fairy type was a thing.
#22 - I said they were comparable, not identical. The role …  [+] (10 new replies) 08/01/2016 on fireflake +1
#23 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
Everything in mythology is comparable to someone else's mythology. If it's not identical, there's not really a reason to bring it up in my opinion.

Fairies don't curse people, usually, and Vulpix already has several tails. It already has most of its power...

... and it's not really an issue that it's gaining a type. I mean, it's weird, but it's not the issue. Several Pokemon do gain types from evolving, but Vulpix and Ninetales didn't have that difference before, so... It's weird. But the issue is that it's fairy and that doesn't suit it at all. Think Nintendo is trying to pressure people into liking something again by forcing it on everything. They've done this a ton of times.
#57 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
Maleificent from Sleeping Beauty is a fairy
#61 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
#66 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
Cause in the fairy tail she curses Aurora
#67 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
But what's that have to do with Pokemon, or Japs, or foxes? I thought it was an English fairy tale, as in from England or around that area at least.
#68 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
BECAUSE FAIRIES!
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#24 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
You're right they don't usually curse people, usually they break into their homes and eat their children.

The fay are a much more malevolent bunch than the fairies we hear of in fairy tales. They cursed, they butchered and they plagued. They were enemies of mankind. And even the seelie court, the "benevolent" fay, consisted of creatures like the Dullahan, a harbinger of death who would throw blood at and gouge the eyes out of anyone who stood in its way.
#25 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
Remember we're talking about Jap. Dunno if that's what you were referencing, but they typically have rather pleasant fairies from what I can tell. It's also Pokemon and a majority of the fairy types have been made out to be very friendly and "cute."
#26 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
"It uses its docile-looking face to lull foes into complacency, then bites with its huge, relentless jaws."
Oh, yes, how cute and friendly.

Nintendo knows what they're doing.
#27 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
To be fair, it is cute... and that Pokemon was designed before Fairy type was a thing.
#20 - It does when you remember that Ninetales based on a type of be…  [+] (18 new replies) 08/01/2016 on fireflake +2
#21 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
I... don't think they've ever been considered fairy, and Nintendo wouldn't take mythology from Eurpeons if they were in that mythology.

And Ninetales is based on the Kitsune, which are "always yellow", come and go, blah blah, lots of things. I guess it might be a flip because that seems to be what the new region thing is, but for the Pokemon world...

Having it turn into a fairy type is just weird, especially when Vulpix isn't.

Like, I could be wrong 'bout that first type, but I definitely still think it doesn't make any sense.
#52 - denonymous (08/02/2016) [-]
Not always yellow
#60 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
"Myōgoki (1268) suggests that it is so called because it is "always (tsune) yellow (ki)"."

Not always, no, but that was the beginning of why it was even called that, and then other people kept adding to the original thing over the years.
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#62 - denonymous (08/02/2016) [-]
So are you suggesting that the color of the kitsune changed as different variables such as local differences and time created variations. Much like how the Alolan form of vulpix appears different than the average vulpix
#63 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
Hm? Well my "blah blah" in the first comment was kind of just a way of saying "let's skim past all the other junk too", but basically trying to say that the Kitsune weren't really... fairies, regardless. The "only yellow" thing was just the very beginning of the Kitsune legend. After that it kind of goes into other stuff, like being like dogs, or being someone's wife that comes and goes.

So, I dunno. The region stuff is interesting, but I still don't feel like Ninetales should be a fairy type.. It just doesn't really fix the Pokemon in my opinion, plus it makes it have even more weaknesses rather than anymore strengths. Ice/Fairy is a bad match up. Like, cool, you can kill dragons. You get smashed by steel types though.
#64 - denonymous (08/02/2016) [-]
From what I can tell, there are some mythologies involving arctic foxes and the northern lights, saying
"Legend says that an arctic fox dashed across the tundra swiping snow up into the sky, while others claim his bushy tail caused sparks when brushing the peaks of tall mountains."
This might suggest why Alolan Vulpix is a fairy type while normal vulpix is not, as it comes from a different myth
#65 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
Maybe

... But I still feel like it's most likely just Nintendo trying to pressure people to like fairy types. Mostly because they've done that sort of thing before.
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#22 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
I said they were comparable, not identical.

The role figures like tengu and kitsune fill in Japanese folklore is the same as fay fill in European folklore.

And it gaining the type on evolution is entirely appropriate, as the evolution has always been about it attaining enough power to go from a mere fox to an immortal being with the power to curse people.
#23 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
Everything in mythology is comparable to someone else's mythology. If it's not identical, there's not really a reason to bring it up in my opinion.

Fairies don't curse people, usually, and Vulpix already has several tails. It already has most of its power...

... and it's not really an issue that it's gaining a type. I mean, it's weird, but it's not the issue. Several Pokemon do gain types from evolving, but Vulpix and Ninetales didn't have that difference before, so... It's weird. But the issue is that it's fairy and that doesn't suit it at all. Think Nintendo is trying to pressure people into liking something again by forcing it on everything. They've done this a ton of times.
#57 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
Maleificent from Sleeping Beauty is a fairy
#61 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
#66 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
Cause in the fairy tail she curses Aurora
#67 - bluemagebrilly (08/02/2016) [-]
But what's that have to do with Pokemon, or Japs, or foxes? I thought it was an English fairy tale, as in from England or around that area at least.
#68 - maximranger (08/02/2016) [-]
BECAUSE FAIRIES!
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#24 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
You're right they don't usually curse people, usually they break into their homes and eat their children.

The fay are a much more malevolent bunch than the fairies we hear of in fairy tales. They cursed, they butchered and they plagued. They were enemies of mankind. And even the seelie court, the "benevolent" fay, consisted of creatures like the Dullahan, a harbinger of death who would throw blood at and gouge the eyes out of anyone who stood in its way.
#25 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
Remember we're talking about Jap. Dunno if that's what you were referencing, but they typically have rather pleasant fairies from what I can tell. It's also Pokemon and a majority of the fairy types have been made out to be very friendly and "cute."
#26 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
"It uses its docile-looking face to lull foes into complacency, then bites with its huge, relentless jaws."
Oh, yes, how cute and friendly.

Nintendo knows what they're doing.
#27 - bluemagebrilly (08/01/2016) [-]
To be fair, it is cute... and that Pokemon was designed before Fairy type was a thing.
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#44 - Yeah, we actually don't have stray dogs. At all. And there's c…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/01/2016 on Goldie +1
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#76 - wraithguard (08/01/2016) [-]
In the USA we have an enormous amount of dogs. Everywhere. Best animal.
#16 - I guarantee you that is only true for at most a few specific b…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/01/2016 on Goldie +1
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#79 - punxy (08/02/2016) [-]
It isn't. That is true about all breeds.
rabbitresource.org/care-and-health/spay-neuter/why-should-i-spay-or-neuter/

rabbit.org/faq-spaying-and-neutering/

All rabbits, if they are kept as pets with no intent to show or breed them, should be neutered or spayed. And here in Denmark, it is seen as a 'what is necessary' kind of thing.
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#14 - The US has a ****** up pet culture like that. Here in Norway i…  [+] (8 new replies) 08/01/2016 on Goldie 0
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#42 - rakaka (08/01/2016) [-]
Norway must have zero strays then or possibly even a backlog of people wanting to adopt pets. I envy you in that case. In the US if you don't spay/neuter your pets then it's practically guaranteed that somewhere a new litter will be born without people to care for it. We really have no need for more animals that can't be taken care of.

Or perhaps it's so fucking cold there animals either stay with their owners or freeze to death; stray problem solved.
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#44 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
Yeah, we actually don't have stray dogs. At all. And there's constant demand for dogs. To the point where it's actually regulated how many litters a breeder may have a bitch carry, to prevent medical complications.
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#76 - wraithguard (08/01/2016) [-]
In the USA we have an enormous amount of dogs. Everywhere. Best animal.
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#15 - punxy (08/01/2016) [-]
That's fucked up. Female rabbits are 60% likely to get ovarian cancer before they're 4 and 80% after they've turned 4. So not neutering a female bunny who is not kept for breeding purposes would be cruel, plus female rabbits are insanely territorial, most of them will spray their territory with urine, kinda like a cat, and will leave poop around to mark their territory, a thing that neutering takes care of as well, and rabbits easily gets very sexually frustrated. So it'd be cruel to keep a rabbit and not neuter it.
Plus with a male rabbit it humps everything, and they can become almost as territorial as females. Though they're easier to deal with and easier to train to use a litter box not neutered. But it's still really bad to not get them neutered.
Neutering has a lot of benefits for a lot of animals who are not used for shows or breeding. Making it illegal seems illogical. Unless you want a lot of unwanted baby animals and shit.
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#20 - timmywankenobi (08/01/2016) [-]
citations please ?
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#16 - TheMather (08/01/2016) [-]
I guarantee you that is only true for at most a few specific breeds of rabbit, breeds which may not be obtainable in Norway, or may even be outlawed due to their breeding being considered animal cruelty, which for the record is what unnecessary neutering or spaying falls under.
And again, the pet culture is way different. It is used around the world as a way to correct behavior; in Norway we just believe in spending time with your pet and disciplining them should they misbehave, and if you can't be arsed to do that you are deemed legally unfit to own a pet.
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#79 - punxy (08/02/2016) [-]
It isn't. That is true about all breeds.
rabbitresource.org/care-and-health/spay-neuter/why-should-i-spay-or-neuter/

rabbit.org/faq-spaying-and-neutering/

All rabbits, if they are kept as pets with no intent to show or breed them, should be neutered or spayed. And here in Denmark, it is seen as a 'what is necessary' kind of thing.
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