Monday, May 10, 2010

Magikarp is a Pokemon too!

So since becoming a vegetarian, and now a vegan, I've had my share of questions from friends and family members as to exactly what that means. My mother's asking me if I still eat chicken was the pinnacle of those exchanges. However, most of all I got asked if I still eat fish. I'm curious as to where this idea of fish not being an animal came from. Can you not catch a Magikarp in the same Pokeball that can be used to catch a Mewtwo? Of course you can.
Maybe it's a generational thing. Most of the comments like this have been from my family, unsure exactly what I can and can't eat. One of the most heartbreaking moments of my decision was when I had to tell my grandmother I couldn't eat the shrimp that she bought for a family gathering.
But back to the matter at hand, fish are animals. They have brains. They have social structures. They can be trained. People have them as pets. Sounds like a living thing to me. In conclusion, I don't understand non-religiously based pescetarianism. In second conclusion, I don't understand pescetarianism. Third final conclusion, Magikarp isn't so bad.

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