Transparent Version

Part of the Pokebattles Network, as site 66.

Hmmm... well.. yes.. This is some site I created. It's some sort of Pokemon Fan-fic, called Pokebattles, created by Jason Ross. The original (Red Version) can be found here. (So, now I've got that link included here as well ;-)
About this version... Well, I was reading Pokebattles, both the Red Version and some of the other versions for a while, and I wanted to start one for myself for a while already. So I decided to make one. And it is here. And you are going to read some of the 'battles' now. Why? Because I say so!

!Update! It has been many, many months (well, actually about 7, but who's counting) since it ended. Transparent Version has lost its webmaster, and updates have stopped. Many things have happened with the Pokebattles universe since then. Network systems have changed, people have disappeared, appeared and might even be gone again, and life moved on.
On this site, you can find and read the tales of a dead version, and how it proceeds without a Webmaster.

Flames, marriage proposals, or just nice or not-so-nice comments can be send here.

Updates:
October 23rd, 2002: After a long, long, longer hiatus, Transparent Version is updated once again. Battle 21 is below. Go me.
December 30th, 2001: Battle 20 is below. That's it.
December 23rd, 2001: Updating just before the network rankings. (I hope I'm in time). Look below for battle 19.
October 13th, 2001: Finally, Transparent Version updated. Let's see how a version survives without a webmaster... Battle 18 has been added.
March 10th, 2001: Battle 17 has been written. That's all...
February 24th, 2001: 5th update-star, get back! Good star, good star...! Ehmm, Battle 16

Colour code: Narrator/Player

Archives: Battles 1-5 - Battles 6-100 - Battles 11-15 - Battles 16-20 - Battles 21-25
Random stuff

Record:
Webmaster [1-0-0] 1 8 12

Taylor [2-2-1] 2 3 5 9

Scary Man [2-1-0] 4 7 10

Prof Utsugi [0-2-0] 5 11

Sinterklaas [1-0-0] 6

Mrs Mime [2-0-1] 7 13 19

Scribe [2-0-0] 16 18

Battle #21: Revival
23 October 2002
Player: Scribe
Location: Transparent Version

May I move yet?
..
..
Hello?

NARRATOR says SILENCE!
What?
WEBMASTER is NOT PRESENT!
NO BATTLES can OCCUR!
But... but.. that didn't stop you last time..
THAT was WEBMASTER, not WEBMASTER!
The difference?
WEBMASTER is the ANTROPOMORPHIC FORM of WEBMASTER!
WEBMASTER was WRITING while WEBMASTER was AWAY!
... Right. But why didn't he write?
WEBMASTER was LAZY BUSY!
Okay. So can I move then, now?
NO!
But.. he's writing now, right?
YES!
So, why can't I move then?
SCRIBE is GLUED to the GROUND!
How did that happen?
...
SCRIBE is CONFUSED!
No I'm not! You can't think of an answer, right?
...
GLUE wants to FIGHT!
I see. Go me!
SCRIBE send out SCRIBE!
GLUE send out GLUE!
GLUE used GLUE!
SCRIBE was already GLUED to the GROUND!
Hah! Now, to pull myself out.
SCRIBE used PULL OUT
SCRIBE pulled a FOOT from the GLUE...
...and got STUCK with a HAND!
Aargh! Let's try that again.
SCRIBE used PULL OUT
SCRIBE pulled another FOOT from the GLUE..
... and got STUCK with the other HAND!
Slapstick, eh?
SCRIBE used SMART COMMENT!
It's not very effective!
Someone here doesn't have much inspiration.
DOES TOO!
Does not!
DOES TOO!
Does not!
DOES TOO!
Does too!
DOES NOT!
Does too!
DOES NOT!
So why don't you continue, then.
EEEHMMM...
SOLVENT appeared!
SOLVENT used DISSOLVE!
GLUE got dissolved!
SOLVENT wins!
I'll look at this the optimistic way - at least I'm no longer stuck.
NARRATOR wonders WHAT SCRIBE is IMPLYING!
Oh, nothing, nothing.
NOTHING?
Nothing.
REALLY NOTHING?
Really nothing.
REALLY NOTHING EVEN AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF TORTURE?
Well, perhaps a small bit.
...?
This battle is.. how shall I put this..?
YES?
Not really going to a reallygoodfantasticfunclear ending..?
NARRATOR agrees!
DEUS EX MACHINA appeared!
DEUS EX MACHINA cleaned TRANSPARENT VERSION!
DEUS EX MACHINA attempts REVIVE!
TRANSPARENT VERSION is revived!
For how long..?
...
BATTLE ENDED!
But..!
SCRIBE TORTURE started!
BATTLE ENDED!

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Battle #20: Questions
30 December 2001
Player: Scribe
Location:Yellow Road

NARRATOR and SCRIBE meet!
We do?
NARRATOR and SCRIBE do!
I see. So, is there anything you wanted to know from me?
NARRATOR wants to KNOW WHO writes the BATTLES?!
I do. See, Notepad is still helping, and then I use a pencil and keyboard and..
NO!
What?
WHO WRITES the BATTLES?!
I do!
NO!
What?
WHO... MAKES UP these BATTLES?
Well, for that I have Frontpage Express. It's just...
NO!
What?
WHO... THINKS UP these BATTLES?
Ah, that's what you mean. Why didn't you say so immediately?
NARRATOR sighs.
What?
SCRIBE must ANSWER QUESTION!
Well... It's a good question. Who thinks up these battles? In normal versions, this is done by the Webmaster, even though they tend to appear in these battles themselves as well, something which is not always true, since the Webmaster can also be seen in fanfics, or not at all when a site goes for the more traditional battles, this because it is also often used to give a quick punchline. However, because of plot-necessities, the Webmaster of this version has disappeared. Different versions deal different with this situation, for example, in Red Version writing has been taken over by the so-called Little Red Writinghood. Of course, a Little Red Writinghood does not apply to Transparent Version, since the Little Red Writinghood only is for the Red Version. It might be that we have a Little Transparent Writinghood, but there has been no evidence - although some claim this is because they are transparent - the problem that arises when a Webmaster decides to use Transparent as the colour for his version. There are, of course, other possibilities. Writing has been taken over by a co-webmaster, although this seems unlikely, since none of this has been announced, and you'd probably would have noticed. The thing is that, with the very small clues left around, that the battles may even write themselves - or that the great power of the Universe causes them to appear on the webserver. In other words, there is no writer. Of course, that would imply that they by-pass me, a fact that seems highly unlikely, since I'm still named Scribe, and that I still write the battles, a fact that is very confusing if you're also participating in it. So, in short, I don't know.
SCRIBE ends SPEECH!
READERS stopped SCROLLING!
That's not fair!
READERS did!
Why did I write that down...? Did I write that down? Who...?
SCRIBE is confused!
Not hurting myself!
SCRIBE hurts itself in its confusion!
I didn't write that down!
IT is in the BATTLE!
It shouldn't be!
IT is!
Something is wrong here, Narrator.
IT is!
Any suggestions?
FIND the WRITER!
And the Webmaster?
THE WRITER might KNOW!
THE WRITER wrote what THE WEBMASTER did.
Good point. But how do I get to him?
KEEP following the YELLOW ROAD!
Good one.
SCRIBE followed THE YELLOW ROAD!
Tralala!
SCRIBE started to SING!
It's very HORRIBLE!

Battle #19: Examinations
23 December 2001
Player and Location: See below

Oooh, sweet Krazil. Now, let's go and kick that Snowager's private parts!





WEBMASTER is... GONE already!
Now then, back to TORTURING some MAIN CHARACTERS!

Location:Transparent Version
Player: Mrs Mime


MR MIME thawed!
That's MRS Mime to you, Narrator.
NARRATOR asks WHY?
Because I won the rights to it in battle 13!
MR MIME changed GENDER in a BAD LUCK BATTLE?!
No. I am, and have always been, female.
NARRATOR is DISTURBED!
Blame the translators.
MR MIME got renamed MRS MIME
That's better.
NARRATOR feels DISTURBED!
NARRATOR reminds NARRATOR to change the NAMING POLICY for CHARACTERS!
That's what I thought too.
So, anyway, Narrator, what did you have in mind for me today.
NARRATOR is BORED!
So?
NARRATOR wants to TORTURE!
Remember who basically won from the Narrator in Battle 13.
BATTLE 13 was an UNLUCKY BATTLE!
Not for me.
... and was NARRATED by an UNLICENSED NARRATOR!
So it'll actually be a challenge this time?
SILENT!
ASSISTANT appears!
ASSISTANT: Interesting, a female Mr Mime.
MRS MIME!
NARRATOR reminds MRS MIME that...
... only he may use all-caps. We know...
So, what now?
ASSISTANT researched MRS MIME...
Easy win.
... very intimately!
Wow. Hold it. That's enough!
MRS MIME wants to fight!
MRS MIME used SLAP
MRS MIME bitch-slapped ASSISTANT
ASSISTANT continued his RESEARCH!
Hold it right there!
MRS MIME kicked ASSISTANT in THE SENSITIVE PARTS!
ASSISTANT rolled over the FLOOR.
Men!
MRS MIME acted FEMINISTIC!
Now, let's continue our trek to... wherever we want to go to!
NARRATOR looked ANGRY at MRS MIME
Now, now, Narrator, I won. Thaw my companion, and leave us be!
NARRATOR thawed MR MIME.
MRS MIME and MR MIME walked away.
CHARACTERS these days!
NARRATOR needs to find WEBMASTER to take care of THEM!

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Battle #18: I see Dead Versions...
13 October 2001
Player: Scribe
Location:Transparent Version

Hmmm... do you think I'd mi
ss a chance to be annoying when I get
it? I'm not leavin
g just black space, it's goin
g to be a bit mo
re of an explanation/introduction-thi
ngie.
So, anyway, we last lef
t Transparent Version and i
ts characters frozen by the Webmas
ter who went away for unknown reason
s. (Well, he gave a weird speech in a stran
ge language, but th
at would be all - S
ign
s of some www.pokebat
tles.nl or the like have not yet been found on the web, as some
expected.)
With that, the na
rrator assigned to Tra
nsparent Version reappeared, stu
ck in the
traffic as he was, and, as h
e was supposed to do, started narrat
ing.
There, he fou
nd the artificial narrator tha
t had been narrating Transparent Version, an
d had a short battle with it (battle #1
5). After that, he w
ent to th
e b
attle
a
rc
hiv
es, w
here h
e spoke
to Trans
parent Ve
rsion's of
ficial Scri
be, who appa
rently is mig
htier than the
Narrator itself
. (Don't they sa
y the pen is migh
tier than the swor
d?). Then, in Trans
parent Version's fin
al battle, number sev
enteen as it was calle
d, probably because tha
t was the next number, i
f you're wondering, the N
arrator created a new (mai
n-)character, called Naper,
short for Narrator Personifi
cation. Unfortunately, someth
ing went wrong while Naper was
testing his body, and the RSACi
-cloud appeared and unfortunatel
y crashed into the ground as well
. In this fog, the Narrator actual
ly got polite. They ran away, and t
hat is where we left our two... 'her
oes'...
DARKNESS went to AWAY
FOG went to AWAY
Well, well, it seems like this hiatus hasn't done this version much good, now has it?
SCRIBE appeared
I already was here. I might be omniscribent, but I'm not omniscient.
SCRIBE uses STRANGE WORDS
For those not as omniscient as they think they are - I need to be here to write things down.
NARRATOR feels INSULTED
I really need to finish that thesis about the mental age of a standard narrator.
NARRATOR asks WHY?
Because that will mean I would be qualified as scribe for some better version - Ocean or something.
NARRATOR used FEEL
NARRATOR feels INSULTED
Again...?
NARRATOR thinks YOU are INSULTING
I am just a neutral scribe...
NARRATOR says IT hasn't NOTICED.
... when I'm not in a battle.
Silence...
Let's go on - we've got a version to save.
NARRATOR agrees!
First, Narrator, I'm getting sick of those Transparent Walls we've been having here...
SCRIBE is standing in a FOREST!
Good... Now, what about making it a bit more lifely?
Wild BIRDS appeared!
Yes, good. Now...
BIRDS want to fight!
Wait a moment...
BIRDS send out SPARROW
Was that a tupo I made?
NO! BIRDS send out a SPARROW, not a SPEAROW
Choose a POKE-BEING to send out.
Alright then. Go, Notepad!
SCRIBE send out NOTEPAD
SPARROW used PECK
This is not good
SPARROW pecked out the last two sentences.
SPARROW used PECK
This is not good
SPARROW pecked out the last two sentences.
SPARROW used PECK
This is not good
SPARROW pecked out the last two sentences.
^C
INFINITE LOOP was CREATED.
Quick! Notepad, Quit!
NOTEPAD: Do you wish to save battle018.txt? [Yes] [No] [Cancel]
Yes!
NOTEPAD used SAVE
NOTEPAD saved BATTLE
SPARROW got DELETED
SPARROW fainted
NOTEPAD used EXIT
NOTEPAD exited
NOTEPAD fainted
Now, let's use Frontpage Express
SCRIBE send out FRONTPAGE EXPRESS
FRONTPAGE EXPRESS got renamed FE
BIRDS ran away
Why?
SCRIBE hears RUMBLING
What's that...?
SCRIBE turned around
What is that?
FE came BUNDLED!
INTERNET EXPLORER appeared!
INTERNET EXPLORER got renamed IE
OUTLOOK EXPRESS appeared!
OUTLOOK EXPRESS got renamed OE
MICROSOFT CHAT appeared!
MICROSOFT CHAT got renamed MC
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER appeared!
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER got renamed WMP
MSN MESSENGER SERVICE appeared!
MSN MESSENGER SERVICE got renamed MMS
FE, IE OE, MC, WMP and MMS got bundled into the MICROSOFT RANGERS!
Wow! My heroes! What will our Webmaster be jealous when he hears about this.
NARRATOR asks how WEBMASTER is going to KNOW.
You mean?
NARRATOR reminds SCRIBE that WEBMASTER has left!
TRANSPARENT VERSION is DEAD!
Ah yes. I suppose we should fix that, don't we?
NARRATOR agrees!
Let's go search for him. Frontpage Express, come back!
Well done, FE!
FE was returned to its Pokeball.
FE took the other MICROSOFT RANGERS with him.
Wow! I even caught the MICROSOFT RANGERS!
SCRIBE took a VICTORIOUS POSE.
SCRIBE won!
Now, how to get to the Webmaster...
YELLOW ROAD appeared.
Not one of the most subtle solutions..
SCRIBE followed YELLOW ROAD.

Battle #17: Characters
11 March 2001
Player: Narrator
Location: Transparent Version

NARRATOR floated around TRANSPARENT VERSION
NARRATOR used SEARCH
NARRATOR searched for USABLE CHARACTER
It failed!
NARRATOR used CREATE
NARRATOR created CHARACTER to SAVE TRANSPARENT VERSION
DOOMPUFF disappeared before being completed
NARRATOR used CREATE
NARRATOR created NEW CHARACTER
NARRATOR pressed RANDOM COMBINATION on KEYBOARD
NARRATOR pressed ALT+225
STRANGE CHARACTER appeared
STRANGE CHARACTER was renamed
NARRATOR used BACKSPACE
was deleted
NARRATOR used CREATE
NARRATOR created NARRATOR PERSONIFICATION
NARRATOR PERSO-THINGIE was renamed NA-PER
NARRATOR admired NA-PER

(3 hours later)

NARRATOR remembers IT has a JOB to do: to FIND the WEBMASTER!

Player: Na-Per

Ooh, this body thing feels good. Now I know why those characters are so attached to them.
NARRATOR reminds YOU YOU need to FIND the WEBMASTER
Yes, yes, I know. Just testing these things they call hands... Amazing devices, aren't they?
NA-PER tried to PICK UP... YUCK!
Why doesn't it stay in this hand thing? And I think I need to find a way to clean my hand-thing now.
NARRATOR looked away
Well, I can't help it that...
RSACi CLOUD appeared
...this...
RSACi CLOUD flickers warningly
...mud stays on my hand
RSACi CLOUD used CRASH
RSACi CLOUD crashed into the GROUND
RSACi-FOG appeared
Well, well, my good man, it seems like we could become civilised after all.
NARRATOR agrees
NA-PER sips its TEA
I mean, I can't even say "something is getting something else in it by getting air into its lungs"
NARRATOR thinks THIS does so
I agree. Perhaps we should get the reproduction out of here...!
NARRATOR wonders where REPRODUCTION came from.
That doesn't matter. Go!
NA-PER starts to RUN
NARRATOR flees

 

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