[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- looks like their luck has changed it's time to rearrange. New episodes every week.]
This episode of Teenage Pokemon is based on a true story, which may be a first for a fan-made Pokemon video. Like a lot of adaptations of real life events, (Zero Dark Thirty immediately comes to mind), this one had to run a little long for accuracy's sake. Sadly, it's more likely to be remembered as the Pokemon equivalent of Ang Lee's Hulk than any Oscar nominated film. Take that however you want.
That's in part due to Wartortle's tenuously contained relationship with self loathing, his need for acceptance, and with his primal urges in general. Why is this young Poke-man so intense? I blame the internet and its unique way of sneaking into the back door of our brains kicking our amygdalas into high gear.
As all of you budding neurologists out there know, the amygdala is the part of the brain that is triggered when we enter fight or flight mode. the farther we go into that mode, the more that our brains can only effectively run two routines -- attack and defense. In an ideal world, this primitive part of our nervous system would only be triggered when we're being attacked by a bear or something, but reality is not that kind. Our amygdalas can be potentially triggered by emotional threats as well. Try questioning someone's religious beliefs, their skill as a game developer, their favorite videogame console, their taste in...
Oh, I'm over-explaining again? Sorry about that. I hope you enjoy this week's episode, and thanks for watching. At the very least, you can send it to the next internet stranger that comes at you with something creepy and/or furious and tell them "This is you."
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