Gotta Snatch ‘Em All!
Note: The author of this post has requested to use a pseudonym for her story.
By Zainab Choudhry
I remember as a kid being obsessed with downloading music online from Kazaa. And I was really good at drawing in middle school, in addition to being Pokemon crazed, so I used to draw pictures of my favorite Pokemon. Upon discovering that on Kazaa you could also download pictures, I started to search and download pictures of Pokemon for me to draw.
Then one day, I downloaded a picture of two Pokemon characters – Pikachu and Jigglypuff – that looked quite peculiar to me. I knew who Pikachu and Jigglypuff were and what they looked like, but I couldn’t understand why there was an extra part of Pikachu that was extending into Jigglypuff – between her legs.
A caption beneath the picture read the word “Hentai.” I did not know what that word meant, but after Googling it, a picture of two humans came up that were doing something similar to what Pikachu and Jigglypuff were doing. I was in shock.
I recognized that male part on Pikachu. I practically raised my younger brother. But I couldn’t understand how that part disappeared into Jigglypuff.
That’s when I went into the bathroom and did a little self-exploration. It was that day, at the end of 6th grade, when I discovered I had a hole in my body that I never even knew existed.
January 23, 2012