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Q – Quiz

QA high level of nostalgia means that this year my chosen theme for the 2016 A to Z challenge is Pokemon. Whether you yourself have a similar level of sentimentality or you’ve never really gotten into it, I hope that you enjoy this month of posts as I indulge myself.

Q is a hard letter at the best of times, so today is going to be a relatively short one because I couldn’t really find anything entirely Pokemon related that started with the letter Q. So, instead, I’m going to give you a whole bunch of links to Pokemon Quizzes instead. This is mostly inspired by a little something from the anime. In each episode there was a break, and at the tart of the break they would show you a silhouette of a Pokemon, and ask the question “Who’s that Pokemon?” with the idea that you would then have to guess it. When they came back from the break, they would announce “It’s [Pokemon]!”, show you the picture, and play the sound. It was never hard, but it was a little bit of fun.

So with that in mind – Who’s that Pokemon?

Who's_That_Pokémon_(IL008)

And now, here’s a random collection of some fun quizzes (and games as well, because this is all for a bit of fun) for you to enjoy as you see fit

Just some little bits of fun to have ^_^

P.S. – It’s Sandshrew!

 

QuilavaPokemon of the Day

Q is for Quilava

A slim quadruple Pokemon, it’s stomach is cream whereas the back is a dark blue with five spots from which it can project flames, two on the head and three on the body. It can use this to protect its body, or launch it as a flame attack. Unsurprisingly, it’s fur is non-flammable, so it is protected from its own fire and other flame based attacks. They’re pretty rare in the wild but can occasionally be found living in hot grassland areas. It is the first stage evolution in the chain, evolving from Cyndaquil, and into Typhlosion.

As you can imagine, Q doesn’t have many Pokemon names associated with it. I found 4, and out of those, Quilava is definitely my pick. It’s kind of a cool Pokemon, and it’s one of the three starter chains from Johto/Generation 2, and Cyndaquil is a cutie. Also Quilava is known as the volcano Pokemon, and I do loves volcanoes. Spent quite a lot of my time at university studying them!

pokemon-cyndaquil-family

 

Q – Quest

Toothless Letter QA questing we will go. A questing we will go!

What’s classical fantasy without a quest? To achieve a goal, a hero or heroine, must undertake a journey, starting out from home, often as an ordinary person, and overcome many obstacles, travel many miles, find the object of the quest whether that be an object, a person, or something very random, and then get back to the starting point or somewhere else.

And that’s basically what a quest is. It’s a great, if old, foundation for a plot, and can often work with character development, as the person encounters new things and grows or develops. Sometimes the journey can also be a symbol for other things, and have complicated metaphorical currents going on as well, but I’ll leave that to more talented people, or actual English Literature graduates.

Travel also means that you get to have some really good fun with settings, and showcase a lot of different and sometimes exotic cultures and places within the world of the book.

And sometimes they don’t return home, either because they don’t want to, it’s impossible, or they die along the way. This usually happens after completing the goal. This probably comprises most of the bitter-sweet endings out there.

Old examples include Homer’s Odyssey, several King Arthur and the Round Table tales, the ever present Lord of the Rings trilogy (you must take the ring to the mountain!). There are probably quite a lot of modern ones as well. I am very fond of the Belgariad and the Malloreon, which sit on my bookshelf, all ten novels, describing some very classical quests to solve the fights between the child of light and child of dark. Very fond of those books.

Anyone else got any favourite quests?

A rather simple one today. There is a book series called The Dragon Quartet by Marjorie Kellogg. But I haven’t read it, so I don’t want to do a post about it.

Instead, I have this lovely dragon elemental quartet for you:

Quartet - Air

Quartet - Earth Quartet - Fire Quartet - Water

Chainmal Dragons!!!!! Elemental chainmail dragons!!! Aren’t they so pretty! (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, in case you hadn’t guessed)

All by the amazing maker Seren Fey, find her deviant art here: Seren Fey and her Etsy shop here: Etsy

If I could get one of these, I totally would. But she lives in Canada, and the shipping costs would kill me. The dragons themselves are totally reasonable prices, but shipping to the UK from across the pond practically triples the price.

But they are so pretty, and I do so want one! Or more than one! A quarter of dragon would be lovely!

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