Hello there, members of Lake Valor! I'm The Cynical Poet, though despite my name I'm not all that cynical, unless the situation calls for a proper critique. I'm not all that familiar with regular forum activity, though I've always wanted to be an active member of a forum. For those of you who frequent Smogon, you might recognize me from the XY Sprite Project , as I've contributed several Black/White styled sprites for Pokémon Showdown's XY/ORAS engine. Aside from Smogon, I've submitted other works to my personal DeviantArt page, as well as Mario Fan Games Galaxy. I've been a Pokémon fan ever since I was a child - probably around four years old. Aside from my Pokémon/Nintendo fandom, I'm currently in college aspiring to become a Biology/Ecology teacher. I bring this up because my love for biology stems from my love for learning and understanding biological evolution, which originated from, you guessed it, my love for Pokémon! So yeah, should all go as planned, I'll eventually become a nerdy biology teacher who will make obscure references to video games. Anyways, that should just about cover my short little autobiography. Special thanks to LVAchromatic for introducing me to Lake Valor!