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- This article is about a fansite. For the popular song with this line in it, see Pokémon World (song).
We All Live in a Pokémon World... is a Pokémon fansite that came online in 2000. It's initial was dispelling the rumors and accusations brought against The Pokémon Company by parents, teachers, and special interest groups at the height of the popular interest in the franchise.
The webpage is part of [kimsites.net], a group of websites all run by one webmaster who works under the name of Kimberly. A teacher at the time, Kimberly created the site to defend Pokémon by providing specific examples from the Pokémon Games and Pokémon anime. In 2003, the site became active again as new accusations against Pokémon arose. The font colors on the website are separated by the date that they were added. All of the text in black was part of the original website in 2000, and the text in blue is what has been added since it was revived in 2003.
Here, Kimberly gives a brief history of her website and states the purpose of it. She claims that her website "is the ONE AND ONLY fan site devoted entirely to the defense and support of Pokémon, dispelling any and all misconceptions and accusations as well as emphasizing the values and ethics of our beloved game, animé, manga, and all that encompasses the world of Pokémon." At the bottom of this page, there is a link to go to the next page of her website, a trend continued throughout the entirety of the website.
What Is Pokémon?
Kimberly beings by saying the proper way to pronounce the word "Pokémon" ("Po-KAY-mahn" or "Pok-uh-mahn" as she describes it, using this as a way to criticize Pokémon critics, by saying things such as "...will somebody please tell the morons at the Star Ledger that Pokémon is also plural - there's no such word as 'Pokemons' [and, yes, they left off the accent mark, too]!" She then continues to discuss what a Pokémon is, and then giving a basic premise of the TV series.
For further information on this subject, Kimberly refers the following episodes:
Battles Over Pokémon Battles...
This section begins with Kimberley stating that there is a difference between a Pokémon battle and cockfights. She claims that a Pokémon battle does not equate in the cruelty, because a Pokémon battles out of free will. Also, a Pokémon fights out of love for their trainer. If they have an over-demanding or cruel trainer, the Pokémon likely will not obey them.
In regards to this, Kimberly suggests watching the following episodes:
Likewise, Kimberly also suggests these games:
Pokémon and Prejudice...
Kimberly writes about how it's almost an expectation for adults to not understand the Pokémon world. She starts to specifically explain the controversy behind the first two Pokémon Movies, Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back and The Power of One, claiming that their messages were mistranslated and stretched far beyond reason. She claims these misinterpretations are far more dangerous than Pokémon itself, possibly leading to prejudice in the viewing child.
Kimberly suggests the following episodes for those seeking more information:
Pokémon in the Classroom...
Here Kimberly defends the use of Pokémon within schools. She argues that if normal toys and games are allowed during a student's free time, Pokémon should be no exception. She asserts that a majority of reasons for banning Pokémon are merely lame excuses, such as the inability for a teacher to distinguish how Pokémon faint as opposed to die.
Kimberly believes that Pokémon could be used as an important learning tool to help foster imagination. She further states that learning materials, such as the Pokémon Learning League give teachers no excuse to ban Pokémon.
Kimberly suggests the following related episode:
The Idiot's Guide to Pokémon...
Kimberly now shifts the focus from talking about teachers to talking about parents. She claims that parents shouldn't be critical of Pokémon since a majority have little insight into the basics of Pokémon, such as not knowing who Ash was. She also criticizes those who base their Pokémon opinion off of critic reviews as opposed to actual experience with the franchise. She claims that film critics in particular did not understand the message behind Pokémon, and thus were an unreliable source. She then chastises parents who get easily annoyed with Pokémon language, as Pikachu yelling, "Pika Pika" can be irritating. She points out that many of those same parents probably grew up watching Lassie, who could only communicate in a similar "bark bark."
The following related episode has been suggested by Kimberly:
Pokémon: The Best Animal Show You're Not Watching
Kimberly reasserts her claim that animal abuse and Pokémon have distinct differences, and then expands that claim to say that Pokémon actually addresses many modern animal issues in a way that should be viewed as positive, such as bringing a negative connotation to the Hunting and Poaching of Pokémon.
Kimberly cites the following episodes as examples:
There Are No Bad Pokémon...
Kimberly argues that Pokémon is a series about conflicts between people, and not Pokémon. Pokémon simply take on the characteristics of their trainers, and themselves cannot be "evil" since they are simply obeying orders. She quotes Jesse's Arbok from back when it was an [[p|Ekans}}, who said, ""Pokémon only do bad things because master (is) bad," which is significant coming from one of the Pokémon very commonly perceived to be "evil." She also points out how Peta2 did not put Pokémon on their list of animal abusive games.
Kimberly suggests the following episodes for more information:
She also suggests the following movies:
Furthermore, Kimberly also believed the following games were related:
In Defense of Pokémon
For the Love of Pokémon
Pokémon Ripped From the Headlines
Pokémon Outside the Box
Pokémon, Then and Now