We held Gozer’s funeral this morning, and, of course, it was overcast with light rain. Troust, Frascher, and myself were obviously upset over the loss of our friend, but Dargon didn’t seem to really know how to handle the situation. I couldn’t blame him either. He didn’t know Gozer that well or why she was such an awesome, and important, member of the Crew. He never got the chance. He spent most of the time shuffling his feet and staring at the ground. I think the fact that there are only three of us now, and that he actually saw a vital part of the crew die in front of him makes him uneasy. I hope he’ll be alright.
After paying our final respects to Gozer, we decided to head towards Virbank’s gym and check it out. It turned out to be an underground club where the gym leader plays in a rock band. They weren’t half bad, either.
It turned out that they used poison type Pokemon, but that didn’t slow the Crew down. Not a damn bit. It was almost too easy. The Crew completely flattened the gym members and the gym leader without much resistance. I almost wish something exciting had happened, but given where our “excitement” has come from lately, I’m alright with a rather lackluster set of battles.
After our battle with Roxie, she ran off to Pokestar Studios. Apparently, that’s where her father ran off to the other day. It seems he’s a boat captain that wants to double as an actor in a similar vein to Roxie being a rock star as well as a gym leader. Right after she ran off, a blonde guy showed up and said that I just had to come to Pokestar Studios, so I figured that it might be fun and help take everyone’s mind off Gozer being gone.
As soon as I walked in the door, I was accosted by a guy called Stu Deeoh. Really…? Who names their kid that?! Anyway, the blonde guy who had initially invited me decided to show me around the studio floors. We wound up running into Roxie’s father while he was showing me around. I understand why Roxie sticks to her gym, her dad is a bit of an idiot. He drug me into a theatre to watch a movie he starred in. It was horrible. Thankfully, he recognized this fact, probably due to me continually saying the movie sucked. He decided that it was best to go back to being a ship captain full time.
Afterwards, blondie took me over the to section of the studio where movies are actually filmed, and we met up with Mr. Deeoh again. They were really pushy about me making a movie. I really didn’t want to because they wouldn’t let me use anyone from the Crew, but figured I might as well get it over with as they wouldn’t let me leave if I didn’t. At this point, I really, really wanted Frascher to burn the place down. These people were assholes.
As soon as I was done suffering their filming process, I ran like the wind, and wound up hiding in a theatre full of people watching the movie I’d just been in. I figured it’d be safe to leave after the movie, but I was wrong. That’s becoming a habit for me, isn’t it? Anyway, Stu Deeoh was waiting at the theatre entrance. Thankfully, he didn’t keep me long, and just blabbered on about how
much of a success the movie was. I’m almost positive that the people watching these movies have an overwhelming amount of lead based paint chips in their diet.
We wound up back in Virbank City aftwards, and made our way down to the docks where we found Largo and Roxie getting into it with some Team Plasma people. I’m fairly sure that if the Plasma goon hadn’t mentioned using Pokemon to battle, Largo would’ve beat him to death on his own.
I can see why these guys are all about stealing Pokemon, they keep letting theirs get killed. Dargon fried the Patrat the Plasma goon sent after us, and after that they all ran away.
We chased them down to Route 20 and beat the stuffing out of them when we found them hiding in some tress. Yet again, they ran off and headed back to Virbank City. The girl in their group mentioned something about the ocean, so we headed back to Virbank and made our way to the docks.
They’d already gotten away by the time we got there, though, but Roxie mentioned that we could sail to Castelia City on her father’s ship now. I think we’re just going to hang out at the Pokecenter for the night and head to Castelia in the morning, though. It’s been a long, terrible day and we all deserve a break.
That closes out this entry in the journal! I’ve gotta say, I really, really hated that goddamn movie studio. That whole thing was boring and irritating, and the gym was completely underwhelming. I didn’t even have a type advantage, but won’t complain past that.
Anyway, check back Monday at 8pm for the next adventure in A Trainer’s Journal.