One day, several years ago, I was laid off from the soul-crushing job that inspired A Customer Draws Near!, thus beginning a new chapter in my life. With plenty of spare time to fill in the empty void that was my unemployment, I turned to Pokemon in a desperate attempt to remedy my boredom. It was in that darkness and despair that I finally came to a long-delayed realization: this game is fucking weird.
I went online to share my thoughts concerning the general wackyness and assorted zaniness of the Leaf Green remake of the original Red/Blue version of the game, which had itself already aged considerably. These musings grew considerably over time and began to take shape into a narrative of sorts. That resulting narrative then went on to become an epic saga that I now find myself at odds to describe. It's not a walkthrough, nor a review, nor a fanfic. It is, quite simply, The Pokemon Story.