Something odd occurred today. I was talking to my fiancée about our cat Cheddar, who is a long-hair. I said something like “What if he was actually a long-haired Himalayan? Then he’d say ‘Himalaaayan! Hima-Himalayan!’”. She looked at me puzzled. Well, that is a normal reaction, understandably. However, when I said “You know, like a Pokémon” she asked if Pokémon only said their name.
This dumbfounded me. I mean, come on, isn’t that common knowledge? She said that she knew Pikachu said “Pikachu”. She asked what the other ones said. “Uhhh, Bulbasaur says “Buuuulbasaaur! and….” and described a few others. I didn’t go into the history on Team Rocket’s Meowth.
This isn’t me, because I’m not a brunette lady-type, but you’ll get the gist on my impressions:
She said “What does Bidoof say?”. Uhh, I can’t do that voice hun. “Why not?” Because I stopped watching the anime after the first gen. “Then why does Tim or Kacee say that one?” Because it annoyed Tim when he was in the later gens.
Fiancee-face said “Jigglypuff is a Pokémon?”
She only knew about Jiggs because of my friends and I playing Super Smash Bros. She thought it was a Mario game (“because it has Mario and Luigi and Peach… And Jigglypuff was just one of the characters in Mario-land!”).
So, at this point I’m questioning who I proposed to. She has the ring though, so I guess I need to improve her.
Do I expose her to the games? the Anime? the trading cards? Where do I start??
UPDATE: Her response “Yeah, sure. I’ll just start a later in life Pokémon trading card addiction.”