This update was posted at midnight, so there may be another update later today (Thursday).
DP5: “Dawn Dashing” Logo – We have obtained the “Majestic Dawn” product information sheet, which features the set’s logo! The cropped-out DP5 set logo can be seen to the right, obviously.
“Majestic Dawn” is set for release on Wednesday, May 21st, and the prereleases should take place the two weekends prior (May 10-11, 17-18).
SSBB at Sears – There were rumors circulating today that Sears department stores accidentally placed their shipments of “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” on the shelves early, and to discover if this was true, I called a few in my local area. The Sears near my school sold all of their copies (meaning they DID have them), and the Sears near my home told me “we have four copies on hand.” Excited, I called my mom and brother, and they went to the store immediately. Sears had not unpacked or organized any of their recent shipment yet, which is where the product was located, so my mom was told to check back either tomorrow or the day after when everything would be out. Apparently, the computer which lists what they have in stock includes incoming shipments, even if they are not physically out on the shelves yet.
Be sure to check your Sear stores to find out if they have the game in stock early! Call before you go, and ask the employee to physically locate the game – do not ask them to go by the computer’s listings.
Pokemon and PokeBeach in Odd Places – And after calling home, I went to a special seminar on “Dark Energy,” which is some sort of matter that is causing the universe to expand. It was hosted by Michael Turner, an expert in the field who coined the term. He’s pretty famous, and goes to major universities to explain dark energy in laymen’s terms.
I’m sitting in the lecture, in the dark, not even thinking about Pokemon (which is rare for me). Usually I have music playing in my head from the movies, am thinking about my website, or am reflecting on news going on in the Pokemon world (I am sadly obsessed). Half way through the lecture, Turner begins to talk about what common people conceptualize dark energy as. First he shows a drawing his son made, which was a cartoon recreation of a scientific web of dark energy (it was accurate to the image Turner showed us earlier in his Powerpoint). Next, he shows a picture of a black hole (saying people associate dark energy with it, but that the association is wrong)… Then, he displays a picture of the Milky Way with an aura of dark energy surrounding it, telling us that more knowledgeable people (such as college students) picture dark energy like that (and that such a visualization is accurate, since dark energy surrounds our galaxy at 100 times its mass).
All of a sudden, he shows a scan of [Darkness Energy] from [Neo Genesis]! I think I literally jumped out of my seat because of how odd the situation was – he is talking scientifically throughout the entire lecture, and then out of nowhere he shows all of these old people and older students a Pokemon card! I couldn’t believe it! He didn’t comment on it – it was more for laughs, but I was still pretty surprised. You just can’t ever escape Pokemon, and it’s surprising that someone as scholarly as this man would know what Pokemon is (he has children, one of which was 9 or 10 when Pokemon was popular, so that could explain it).
Of course, that’s not all. What’s even MORE surprising is where he got the scan from. Bet you can’t guess. ;)