Reading Guide for the Ruby Dixon Universe

Reading Guide for the Ruby Dixon Universe

Ruby Dixon has a lot of books released and a good majority of them are connected. Now, I haven't read a good majority of these (all the Risdaverse books) as they just didn't interest me at the time. But some of those characters do make appearances in the rest of the universe. This universe is expanding with another spin-off series for the Ice Planet, Not-Hoth, and more books in the Corsairs series, so I'm sure it's going to be more back and forth. But as of December 2022 here is how the books connect as far as the timeline goes.…

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Looking Back at November 2022

Looking Back at November 2022

This month I decided to take a break from body painting after doing so many looks in October and reacquaint myself with video games since I really didn't play anything in October. The goal was to play a bunch of shorter games, or rather, games I was excited to play that came out in November. And I enjoyed the heck out of it. Most of them I played on Twitch, but I also played Persona 5 Royal offline.…

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Great Crater

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Great Crater

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet ends when you go into the Great Crater after the professor with Penny, Arven, and Nemona. Immediately, you get the sense that something is off. Koraidon or Miraidon will retreat and refuse to come out of their Pokéball the second you get into the crater. I won't go into spoilers of what happens plotwise, but I will be sharing how to get through the boss fight. Which happens after you go through the Great Crater and visit four research stations.…

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Pokémon: Starter Showdown

Pokémon: Starter Showdown

There have been a lot of Pokémon games over the years and multiple generations with different starter Pokémon for each of the regions. But one thing that came into my head the other day was: which starter Pokémon is the best out of all of them? So I decided to do some digging and look up the base stats of all the starter Pokémon in their final evolution. For the stats, I got them from Bulbapedia. So that's what this showdown is based upon. And now, without further delay, the Pokémon Starter Showdown!…

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide Team Star & Cassiopeia

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide Team Star & Cassiopeia

Team Star is the big group that you face off against in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Unlike groups in past games, they aren't trying to take over the world, kidnap Pokémon, or stop your character in any way. They are a group of rebellious students who have a reputation for bullying students. In truth, they were the ones to stop the bullies but gained a bad reputation for doing so. They have the signature catchphrase of "Hasta la vistar." Your character is recruited by someone going by Cassiopeia to take the groups down by challenging their five bosses. Each of them is located at its own base, and getting through each section is the same.…

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Elite Four and Champions

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Elite Four and Champions

'Tis time for the Elite Four and Champion battles. The hardest battles in the game usually as it's the final test of strength with your pokémon team. I normally look up who I'm facing and what pokémon they have then focus on that group the entire game to ensure I will be strong enough to beat it.…

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Gyms

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Gyms

One of the three central storylines in Pokémon Scarlet/Violet is getting all of your gym badges, so you can face off against the Elite Four. I debated putting them together here, but I ultimately decided they were going to be separate posts. Similar to Pokémon Sword/Shield, you take on gym challenges before you face the actual gym leader. Sometimes these challenges involve facing off against trainers and other times they don't. It just depends on the gym. You also sometimes face off against your rival, Nemona, before or after the gym. So, you have to consider the possibility of running into her. Unlike the gyms themselves, Nemona's fights are scaled based on how many badges you currently have. I wish the gyms scaled like that too but they didn't. So, it's really easy to go in the wrong order without knowing it as the gym doesn't really tell you which order to go in.…

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Titans & Arven Battle

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guide to the Titans & Arven Battle

With the release of the newest Pokémon game (Scarlet and Violet), I absolutely love playing the game. Unlike some of the predecessors, this game has three main plotlines (gyms/elite four, titans, and team star). So, I'm going to be sharing a guide on most of those sections as I complete them here on my blog. I'm not sure if I'll do one on Team Star as they are pretty straightforward, but I could share what the boss Pokémon are in that. So, we'll see. But today, I'm sharing how to get through all the Titans as well as the final boss of this section.…

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