MAP Episode 72: Disorganised and Uncensored

There. I used the picture. Are you happy, Nate?

Oops! A couch! Where did that come from?

The Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast
Produced 2010.07.04

When Lusipurr’s case of Shingles makes it difficult for him to type, he introduces a new time-saving feature: total lack of organisation. And the result: the worst podcast in the history of the universe. Turn and run. Don’t look back. Just run. Run NOW.


  1. Epyon
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 07:50 | Permalink

    Did Nate just say that…?

  2. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 11:53 | Permalink

    I’m hurt that you didn’t think I would finish this podcast. I’m gonna take my stunky back and go home.

    I think my favorite Miyazaki film is Princess Mononoke with Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service close behind.

  3. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 13:01 | Permalink

    @DanChiSao: You have good taste in Miyazaki films! Also, many thanks for the Stunky. After a little breeding, the result is one of my staple pokemon!

  4. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 13:26 | Permalink

    Cool. Let me know if you need anything else besides legendaries. My pokedex is around 360 right now so I can breed a lot of stuff.

  5. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 13:38 | Permalink

    @Dan: Thanks!

    If it’s a Dark pkmn, I probably want it!

    So: Poochyena, Absol, Murkrow, Sableye, Houndour, Sneasel, Skorupi, Larvitar, Spiritomb, Carvanha, Corphish, Seedot, Cacnea, and, of course, DARKRAI.

    Any of those you think you can handle?

    This goes for all of you, actually. Any person who makes a trade with me will be thanked on the Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast. And, just to make it interesting, the person who makes the *most* trades with me before our Xenogears playthrough will receive a PRIZE in the form of a new game of your choice (up to $60 USD). Wow!

    I’ll be updating the tally over the Summer. So far, Dan is leading with ONE. The tally will be posted on each podcast thread, starting with this one!

    If you can make a trade, post a comment on the latest podcast thread. Once your trade is made, it’ll be added to your total.


  6. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:09 | Permalink

    I think I can get you a Poochyena, Absol, Murkrow, Sableye, Houndour, Sneasel, Skorupi, Larvitar, Carvanha, and Cacnea. Most of them require breeding, but I have a couple that I can trade almost immediately. I’ll work on breeding them. I enjoy the breeding/trading part of the game almost as much as the battles; so, this contest is just icing on the cake.

  7. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:09 | Permalink

    I have some of those dark Pokémon! And I got my DS back. Let’s get our trade on!

  8. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:11 | Permalink

    Wait, it’s open to me too? Sweet tits! Let’s DOUBLE get our trade on! What chu want, Lusi? I’ve got Pokémon out my ass!

  9. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:20 | Permalink

    @Dan: Okie dokie, because of the contest guidelines, I’m only going to let you do one at a time! So, when you have one ready, post it here that it is ready.

    @Ethan: Like I said to Dan above, feel free to tell me what you think I might like, and then I may say yes! This week, I’m looking for Dark PKMN. However, if that encourages you to look for something similar that maybe another person *isn’t* looking for, by all means SUGGEST IT!

    Also, Ethos, I’ll need your Trainer name and your friend code!

  10. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:30 | Permalink

    Alright, well, I have a larvitar for you, then.

  11. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:35 | Permalink

    @Dan: Right so, sirrah. I can log in shortly. Gotta run out and catch a pidgey or something!

  12. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:44 | Permalink

    I am available from 10.00 GMT to 19.00 GMT on Wednesday with Absols, Poochyenas and a heck of a lot of Houndours.

  13. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:48 | Permalink

    Kenjew! Pick one! and then I’ll put you down for it on Wednesday. One pending trade per person at a time. ;)

  14. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 14:54 | Permalink

    Point Awarded!
    Failboy successfully traded Larvitar!

  15. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 15:00 | Permalink

    I’ll have an Absol to trade tonight, but I have to run some errands for a bit. If you’re free to trade sometime after 7, let me know.

    Also, do you want any other starters?

  16. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 15:11 | Permalink

    @Dan(and Kenju): An Absol would be grand, though I probably won’t be available after 19:00 tonight, as I’m leaving shortly for Heather’s house, and her network is WPA-SK, so I can’t trade over it. I’ll be around during the early afternoon again tomorrow, and after work on Wednesday (probably early afternoon again. ~18:00 GMT, KenJu.)

    As for groups or types of pkmn, this week I’m looking for Dark specifically. There may come a week when I’ll say that I want ‘Starters’ — but not yet!

    That said, you can certainly offer a single starter of your choice (after you trade Absol) if you think I may want one, and I may say yes to that. Or maybe not!

  17. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 17:29 | Permalink

    I work 9:00-18:00 Eastern weekdays, usually home by 18:30 if I don’t have to stay late at work. I’ll try to get home to make a trade as early as possible.

  18. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 21:36 | Permalink

    Argh. I thought I had a fighting chance, but it turns out I don’t. I forgot that my Platinum save was gone. Oh well. Do you want a…Lucario?
    A Kingdra?
    A Houndoom?

  19. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 21:58 | Permalink

    @Ethan: You can only suggest one at a time, but you’re in luck–I do want a Lucario this week! When are you able to trade? I should be around tomorrow afternoon, and then Weds. afternoon as well!

  20. Bup
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 23:03 | Permalink


  21. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.05 at 23:31 | Permalink

    I’m at work, but I should be able to pull off a trade if the internet there and my DS get along. Depends on what “afternoon” means to you. Earlier afternoon is better. Text me. Obviously I’ll only suggest Pokémon in this thread.

  22. Ginia
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 10:59 | Permalink

    Pokemon is [great and I am] retarded.

  23. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 11:41 | Permalink

    Wow, this thread has become one massive Pokemon prostitution ring!

  24. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 11:45 | Permalink

    And I’m the Pimpmaster General.

  25. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 12:04 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Ethos successfully traded Lucario!

  26. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 14:07 | Permalink


  27. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:22 | Permalink

    Hey Lusi, if you’re around, I’m home from work and can trade.

  28. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:29 | Permalink

    @Dan: Sure thing! I’ll be ready in about 10 minutes!

  29. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:47 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Failboy successfully traded Absol!

  30. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:51 | Permalink

    I have a Carvanha for you as well before I head out.

  31. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:52 | Permalink

    @Dan: Alrighty, grabbing a Pidgey and logging in!

  32. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.06 at 17:59 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Failboy succcessfully traded Carvanha!

  33. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 01:00 | Permalink

    @Ethan: The reason that the DQIX interface is much worse than DQVIII’s, is that VIII’s was entirely remade for the West while I’m pretty sure IX’s is still the same as the Japanese version, and as we all know Japanese DQ fans like their interfaces to be just the same as the ones they used on the NES all those years ago.

    @Ginia: You can’t play the Sims.

    Also, boobs.

  34. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 01:51 | Permalink

    SN: Good point but wrong thread!

  35. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 03:15 | Permalink

    I go away for a day and this is what I find?!
    Lusipurr, I think I know the problem – we here in Britain are on DST – I thought your GMT clock seemed wrong when you suggested trading at eight when it was nine. I can trade you a Houndour at 14.00 your time, 18.00 my time, but I’m only in for about 15 minutes – are you around any earlier?

    @Ginia: Keep playing The Sims.

    Also, boobs.

  36. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 07:21 | Permalink

    @Ethan: It is what you were talking about on the podcast, how is this the wrong thread? I know this has become the official Pokecrack trading forum, but my comment stands damnit!

  37. Ginia
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 09:55 | Permalink

    Lusi is a whore for pokemon!

  38. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 10:11 | Permalink

    @SN – Embarrassing! I forgot I was on the podcast!
    I said that because I mentioned that in my impressions on Riddlethos. Obviously this is not the wrong thread. I’m a blondie.

  39. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 11:22 | Permalink

    @Ethan: I don’t read DQ impressions since each game is essentially the same.

    @Ginia: It is a brilliant method to catch them all without actually making the effort to do so. It actually brings to mind MMO players who outsource their grinding to 3rd world sweatshops, though given that the primary purpose of playing Pokemon is to catch them all, I don’t see what there will be left to play once Lusi has swindled from these poor fools the sweat of their labour …

  40. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 12:34 | Permalink

    @SN & Ginia: Well, actually, I’m not really looking for anything I need! I’m trying to make a fair contest.

    Each week, I’m going to give a different type or group of pokemon and see who can trade me what. Anything in that type or group is fine–but I’ll only accept one of any particular sort of pokemon in a given week, so not everyone can trade me an Absol this week, for example.

    I will also accept some pokemon not on the list, but to find out which (and also what I am accepting, after this week) people will have to listen to the podcast.

    @Ken: Yes, we are currently GMT -04:00. If I posted the wrong thing earlier, it was a typo. No worries! Houndour in 20 minutes sounds good. I’ll be in the channel waiting from now until 18:15 GMT!

    (NB: The site is actually GMT -05:00 all year round, so it differs from *my* current time by -01:00 at present.)

  41. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 13:30 | Permalink

    @Kenju: Looks like I missed you again. Tomorrow, perhaps? I should be around in the afternoon here again. Suggest another time?

  42. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 16:12 | Permalink

    It’s update time!
    Pokemon Hunt 2010 – Phase 1 (Dark Type)

    Normal Trade (1 point each)
    Absol – Failboy
    Carvanha – Failboy
    Houndour – Komaki
    Larvitar – Failboy
    Sableye – Failboy
    Skorupi – Failboy
    Stunky – Failboy

    Legendary Trade (10 points each)

    Suggested Trades (1 point each)
    Lucario – Ethos

    * * * * *
    It’s worth adding that all non-legendary Dark-type have to be accounted for before I will announce a new general type-hunt (hint: the next type is *incredibly* common). And remember: breeding pokemon is the way to victory!

  43. Jenifer
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 20:44 | Permalink

    Just like the poor chocobos. “Here, go fuck this BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO.” Video games condone horrible things.

  44. Ethos
    Posted 2010.07.07 at 23:13 | Permalink

    Crap, I HAD a Sneasel and Murkrow in my other game. I think a few of those other too. Rrrrgh!

  45. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 03:12 | Permalink

    …I am online all of tonight from 18.00 GMT – your Houndour is waiting!
    Also, if I give you a Shiny Palkia, can I have ten points?

  46. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 06:16 | Permalink

    I have a Skorupi to trade you

  47. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 09:54 | Permalink

    @Ken: 18:00 GMT it is! And I must decline your shiny Palkia, at least for now. (Surely you don’t really want to trade it away, though.)

    @Dan: Will you be around this afternoon/evening?

    @Ethos: Get to work, laddie. This is only the first hunt! There are plenty more to come!

  48. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 11:07 | Permalink

    @Lusi: I got it in a trade. Valuable, but points are points, and if I win, I have plans to buy the Sims 3.

  49. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 11:26 | Permalink

    @Kenjuju: The Sims 3 is NOT A GAME!

  50. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 11:34 | Permalink

    You wouldn’t want to undermine the spirit (and indeed the text) of the competition, plenty of other eager competitors who actually wish to purchase games!

    We’ll have no more of this Sims 3 talk. :P

  51. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 11:46 | Permalink

    I get off work around 18:00 Eastern again tonight. Hopefully I will be home shortly after that.

    Also, I will have to redouble my efforts to prevent Lusi from having to purchase the travesty of a “game” that is Sims 3.

  52. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 12:38 | Permalink

    The Sims 3 is a game. And I think my declaration has causd Lusipurr to simply not show up on the Wi-Fi. Shame.

  53. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 12:57 | Permalink

    @Kenju: You posted your comment at around 17:30 GMT. It’s just approaching 18:00 now. Are you sure you’re not on GMT+1?

  54. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 17:15 | Permalink

    @DanChiSao: Looks like I’ll be around for a little bit before leaving. Leave a comment when you’re home!

  55. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 17:31 | Permalink

    Just walked in the door, I need a minute to get set up and I’ll be ready to trade

  56. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 17:36 | Permalink

    Alright. Locked and loaded if you’re still around.

  57. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 17:45 | Permalink

    Yessir! Be there in about 10 minutes!

  58. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 18:04 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Failboy successfully traded Skorupi!

  59. DanChiSao
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 18:05 | Permalink

    I also have a Sableye to trade tonight.

  60. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 18:05 | Permalink

    Ready to trade!

  61. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.08 at 18:07 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Failboy successfully traded Sableye!

  62. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 04:00 | Permalink

    @Lusi: When’s the next FFIX playthrough?

  63. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 09:55 | Permalink

    @SN: Next year at the earliest.

  64. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 10:16 | Permalink

    …maybe my maths was wrong, and I am on GMT+1.

    Oh well! Next time! :D If you still want that Houndour, let’s say 18.00 GMT, 19.00 My Bizarre British Time.

  65. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 10:25 | Permalink

    @Kenju: Can do. I will be around at 19:00 your time today!

  66. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 12:00 | Permalink

    Roger that!

  67. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 13:41 | Permalink

    Okay, I was definitely online, on the Wi-Fi. Do you have the right code for me?

  68. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 13:53 | Permalink

    I do, and I just remembered! I forgot to put it in my calendar, so this one’s my fault. (Got distracted with podcast stuff. >.<)

    Will be around the rest of the day if you are still around. I'm sorry!

  69. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 14:03 | Permalink

    I’ll go online now :)

  70. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 14:07 | Permalink

    @Kenju: Not sure if you had your volume turned up and could hear me, but I just wanted to apologise for forgetting earlier!

  71. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 14:07 | Permalink

    Point awarded!
    Komaki successfully traded Houndour!

  72. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.07.09 at 14:08 | Permalink

    No, sorry, I had low battery, so I left the volume off. No worries :)