From: "STEFFAN HEDD ALUN" <sha3@aber.ac.uk> Subject: [PW!] Better Slate Than Never Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 7:45 AM "I hate my life," said Karl. "Puhsy!" exclaimed Iceduck, struggling as always to pronounce his species' name - "Psyduck" - properly. "Look at me!" said Karl. Iceduck took a good look at Karl's white hair, his square Pokéball medallion, his strange logo-free clothing, his pointed nose and wondered what exactly Karl was getting at. "I'm too shy!" said Karl, dropping his voice to a whisper as he thought he saw someone walk past. "Fetch!" agreed Nomak, his Farfetch'd. Karl sighed. "I need to conquer these nerves, or we'll be on this ship forever." Karl reached a decision. He looked up. He straightened himself. He put on a determined face. He stormed through the ship like a man possessed. He made his way relentlessly to the lifts and pressed the relevant buttons. Arriving at his destination, he pushed the door open with all his might, stamped into the room and pulled out a PokéBall, releasing an Unown shaped like a squiggle of some sort. "FIX IT!!" he double-exclaimed, showing off his temporary bout of courage. Nurse Marcia gave him an appraising look. The wind was immediately taken out of Karl's sails. "This Unown..." said Karl. "It used to be shaped like an S. It got...broken, though. I was wondering if there was a way to fix it." Marcia took a look at the deformed Ess. "You want me to restore this Pokémon's shape, then..." she murmured. "Yes," said Karl. A few more moments of silence passed. "Or if you can make it into a K, I'd..." He trailed away under Marcia's shocked expression.