Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lavender Town


sounds like death creeping around on tip toes.

I never liked Lavender Town. I like to lie a lot though. Anyway, Here's some stories about my favorite town on Fairy Pokemon Island.

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When "Pokemon" was first released in Japan, there was an odd phenomenon between children ages 7-12, particularly in those using headphones to listen to the sound effects. Increase of nosebleeds, irritability, insomnia, and addiction to the game, playing for hours and hours on end and crying to the point of vomiting when the opportunity was taken away.

Roughly 70% of these cases ended in suicide.

In almost every case of the aforementioned symptoms, despite gameplay time recorded to the limit of the internal clock, the game had not progressed further than "Lavender Town".

A closer analysis of the game revealed a tone in the audio of the music for "Lavender Town" at a pitch undetectable by fully developed human ear drums. Within weeks every unsold copy of the "first edition" the game were recalled silently and the game was re-released with re-mastered audio for "Lavender Town".

The widely known version is said to be missing three extra tones, as well as the unique, binaural tone of the first edition, although this is unconfirmed due to the rarity of working first edition copies; in the known few that remain, the internal clock and 'battery save' have all timed out and ceased function, and in many cases the game will freeze upon entering any battle.

The details of the story began to be passed around in mid 1997, said to originate from http://www.cornus.lensig.net/index538a.html, a defunct URL without credibility.

YouTube embed is the widely known second edition version of the "Lavender Town" song, if you don't remember how it sounds or never have known.


satan

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In the original Pokémon Red/Blue, when you encounter your rival in Lavender Town he asks whether or not you know what it's like to have one of your Pokémon die. At this point in the game, he no longer has his Raticate that he used in previous battles*.

Your rival battle before this took place aboard the S.S. Anne. Your rival's Raticate sustained serious injuries from the battle...but, because crowding and confusion on the luxury liner, he was unable to make it to a Pokémon Center in time and the Raticate passed away. The real reason your rival is in Lavender Town to begin with is to lay his deceased friend to rest.

*bet you never noticed that before. I didn't. tis awesome.

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OKAY HERE'S MY STORY. AFTER READING BOTH OF THESE, FEELING NOSTALGIC AND AWESOME (LIKE I ALWAYS DO, FUCK; I'M AWESOME), I DOWNLOADED THE GAME AND DECIDED TO PLAY THROUGH IT AGAIN SO I COULD CHECK THE RATacate THING AND THE CREEPY BINAURAL BEATY MUSIC SHIT. IT WAS 3AM THEN, I WAS PLAYIN PLAYIN PLAYIN GOT SOME BALLS THEN I CAUGHT MYSELF ONE OF THOSE BIRDS THAT YOU FIND ON THE GRASS THEN I PRESSED START AND POKEMON>BIRD>STAT THEN THE LAVENDER TOWN MUSIC STARTED PLAYING AND MY FACE


>My Face

If you don't believe me, you could try for yourself. Here's the download link to the game. (complete with the visual boy emulator and a read me.)
-How can you not trust this face?

Oh and Enjoy:D

14 comments:

  1. That face is the scariest part....

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  2. That eye is so annoying...

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  3. the song dosnt bother me one bit...and neather does the face...

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  4. omg the face scares me gives me nightmares and the eye is annoying and the song only bugs me a bit

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  5. i'm so downloading blue again.

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  6. I still have my copy of Pkmn Blue, i love the Lavender Town song! And i am pretty sure it doesn't have an "Internal Clock". -.-

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  7. my friend's mom had the original game copy, found the "come follow me into the darkness" glich, heard the Lavender town theme, and nearly commotted suicide because of it

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  8. Almost all microprocessing chips have an internal clock... It stores the chip's cycles in flash memory and uses a certain number (cycles per second) to keep the current time.

    Problem with flash memory is too many writes can screw it up. My guess is that's what they mean by the game's clock being dead.

    Seeing as the Pokemon games are almost entirely reliant on the clock, corrupted data could easily crash the whole thing.

    Ex: If you start a battle, the game checks the current time to determine whether to have you fight a daytime or nighttime Pokemon. If the clock time differs significantly between reads, the game might generate erroneous stats and smash your registers and give up. (Might break space-time if you're unlucky.)

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  9. So my cousin died from the original Lavander town music, i came here started playing the music, then my Aunt broke my computer (im using a different computer now) and she then broke down and cried... don't believe me? then go to hell

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  10. Pokemon blue didn't have that sound stuff, only red and green (japanese versions of Gen 1) would have that because the original was recalled by the time they came out in america

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