I love electric-type Pokémon, so it is not so “shocking” that Electrike and Manectric are among my favorite all-time Pokémon.
From Bulbapedia — Electrike (in Japanese: ラクライ “Rakurai”) is an Electric (only) type. Electrike evolves into Manectric starting at level 26, where it remains an Electric-only type. Manectric ( in Japanese: ライボルト “Livolt”) can evolve into Mega Manectric using the Manectite.
The heads on Electrike and Manectric look Egyptian to me. My favorite name for Electrike is “Tutankhamun“, “King Tut” or “Lil’ Tut“. I like to use “Cleopatra” or “Blue Nile” for females.
Female Manectric’s bouffant hair also remind me of the Bride of Frankenstein, so I also like “The Bride“.
The demands of a bride on her wedding day can be a little hair raising I guess. Here’s a clip.
I also like to use meteorological/lightening type names.
Manectric’s hair can be mined for related names. “HairRaising” etc. My first level 100 Manectric from the original Pokémon Sapphire was “HerrEdison“.
Readers: This very cool and funky song is merely my suggested music track for you to listen to as you read this post. I mean no disrespect to Mariya. Click and enjoy. Which reminds me …
Whoa. I have not posted on WP for a long time. I am in SO MUCH trouble at work. I need to get caught up on all these agricultural fertilizer reports. Yup, I gave up blogging for a while. I have been a good employee — keeping my nose to the Moonstone. Look, I am even bringing work home where I can do company work on my own PC!
The work is very boring. and I get distracted so easily by these pop ups. Wait — this looks interesting. An ad for “KornHub”? Well it must be agricultural then, so I will just click over there and … OH MY GOD!!!
Wait — this is interesting. I don’t usually look at video sites like these (Denny coughs). Besides, there is probably something agricultural in here. Ok … typing “nitrogen” into the search box … and … Hello.
It says if I click there, I can watch a sexy Asian lady urinate. Oh, no no. I could NOT do that. Really. Not my thing. Look I am not a prude, but I draw the line at bodily functions. I could never watch that. That would be perverted. True, I know that it is only “Number 1” … but still. I am NOT a pervert. These videos are not for me. I don’t have any fetishes.
Besides, although men’s bodies are disgusting, ladies are perfect. Women’s bodies are beautiful, fragrant works of art. (Denny momentarily loses touch with reality). Pretty girls don’t PEE! Their little hoo-hoos don’t really make that bad stuff do they? (Denny in denial) How could this video even exist?
I’m NOT going to watch this!!!
Uh … maybe … unless … maybe YOU want to look, mydear Readers … er .… I mean … this one time would not hurt could it? If you say that it is OK … watching a pretty girl take a pee, I will do it. That does not make me a bad person, right? Right?
OK then (Denny exhales), here goes. CLICK.
Huh …you know, these urinal-on-the-floor-toilets always seemed weird to me. Japan is otherwise so highly technological – so why is it that some basins look like a hole in the floor? … and OH! … There she is.
I think she likes me, she looked right at me and smiled. So pretty. Whoa … the panties are down … uh … hoo-boy … well, that answers the “hairy or shaved” question. Mystery solved!.
Wow — she IS vert cute. Hmmmm … so beautiful in there ... so interesting … she seems like she has good balance. I wonder what led her to film this?
OK, this event should start any minute. (Denny watching, waiting).
It is always entertaining to see up a nice lady’s hoo hoo. There are all these wonderful grooves and folds. Fluids reflecting and refracting. So Interesting … so very interesting.
Alright … gunna happen soon … (Denny glances at watch).
You know, you can find a lot of meaning, and answers to the big questions in the universe looking in there … I know you will think it strange … but you know what? I think I just saw the answer to a quadratic equation problem that I never finished back in 7th grade math …
… Hmmmm … still waiting here. It is a nice view and everything, but nothing is happening.
Ha. Penny for your thoughts, dear girl. She is smiling, but she should be thinking about running water. It’s gotta start any second now …
Uh … still waiting. (Denny’s mind wanders) Gee, I wonder how many miles I put on the Volkswagen last week. Darn it — I should go check … I think I am due for an oil change … and OH MY there it goes!!!
Uh huh … OK … right … OK … so … so that is what it looks like. Ahem.
Starlight: I really do need to get back to work.
This is a photo of the famous Kegon Falls in Japan. What?
So if I grab then hold on — Drifloon will carry me away someplace?
Ahem. I have a lot of name suggestions and a lot of cosplay to share this week, so clear the hanger …
Drifloon and Drifblim were introduced in Generation IV (Diamond and Pearl.) These Sinnoh Region Pokémon are both Ghost-and-Flying types. From Bulbapedia:
Drifloon (in Japanese: フワンテ “Fuwante”) is known as being one of the more “creepy” Pokémon because it supposedly captures unaware children.
From Pokémon HeartGold: “It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.”
From Pokémon Black 2: “These Pokémon are called the Signpost for Wandering Spirits. Children holding them sometimes vanish.”
Drifloon evolves into Drifblim (in Japanese: フワライド “Fuwaride”) beginning at level 28.
I like to make my balloon a flying advertisement. I like to name a Drifloon “YOUR-AD-HERE” then send it out on the Wondertrade. Ha … because your fellow players want to know if they are missing out on advertising opportunities. ”Eat-At-Joes” is an old Looney Tunes running-joke reference.
Hey! You might even name your crazy balloon “Looney”!
Now some balloons are made of rubber. Some are made of latex. Go and have fun with those types of names. “Rubber Baby” is from the tongue twister: “rubber baby buggy bumpers“.
Drifblim is more of a hot air balloon rather than a blimp, but I have used “blimp” type names such “Goodrich” or “NotAGoodyear”. Speaking of blimps, please enjoy this balloon cosplay:
My favorite name for Drifblim is “Zep Leddelin” as a play on the name of the famous rock band Led Zeppelin. Yes, zeppelins may be shaped differently than hot air balloons, but it is still fun.
“Hindenburg” might be another example. Maybe “Branson” after the Virgin Co. CEO who is always trying to set hot air ballooning records.
“PaperBalloon” might be a good historic reference to the Japanese Paper Balloon Bombs which were used in World War II. Japanese scientists figured out a way to launch a balloon from Japan which would be carried by the westerly jet stream winds to North America. This resulted in the only civilian casualties on the mainland United States in WWII. A Sunday school teacher and his family were on an outing in the Oregon woods when his children – not knowing what it was –touched it, and the explosion killed them all. In this case a balloon did take children away.
I also imagine that Drifloon may work as a weather balloon, so I name it “Radiosonde” after the instrument package carried aloft in a weather balloon. Of course, most UFO sightings are merely stray weather balloons.
I also suggest the names “Nadir” and “Nadar” as references in the history of remote sensing. Balloons were once used for military reconnaissance. In 1858, Gaspard Felix Tournachon (later dubbed “Nadar”) captured the first recorded aerial photograph from a manned balloon.
The word “nadir” is a photogrammetry term referring to the line to the ground directly below the remote sensing platform, and the center of the Earth. This term means that your balloon is right on top of things when you take your photo.
“Blim” and “loon” remind me of “Bloom“, so one name might be “Bloomers” as in … ahem …a ladies unmentionables. “Buys -Ballots” is another meteorology term (despite how it sounds, it does not have anything to do with George Soros).
Then I thought of “Bloomberg” after the former mayor of New York City who – I am not making this up — tried to ban 32-ounce sodas from being sold in NY. The idea there is that consumers suck up too much of the liquid candy. Thus they need a government nanny to stop New Yorkers from becoming a bunch of fat, lazy, government dependent, entitled welfare cheats. Really, drinking too much sugary soda can really make one balloon up – ha ha – balloon up! …get it?
You might us “99 Balloons” or some variation, after that German commie’s hit single from the 1980s: “99 Luft Balloons“.
Others? How about “Blimpie” — as in the name of a submarine sandwich company. “Up and Away” is a reference to the famous song by “The Fifth Dimension”.
Readers: This may be my last post for some time. I hope that I have provided something for everyone here!
What do you like to name your big purple balloons? Please comment!
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