Fail Blog

Yeah sorry for not posting this week but I’ve sent out so many emails and stuff that I’ve been too busy to write anything. I have sent out hundreds Box of Failof emails and got one reply saying can’t help you.

Really sucks because it took me a long time to send all those out. Also calling places and getting nothing goes along with asking places and getting nothing. I’m going to continue doing stuff even after this years worlds even if I don’t make enough money to get there.

Thanks to all the people who have helped out so far!

Friday working

I meant to post yesterday, but was too busy trying to get some sponsors from local places. No luck.

Also my older brother left for camp and we had to run around for that.

I also sent out more emails than I can count to local places. I got a few replies, the majority were negative. Though 2 were positive that they would see if they could help.

Tomorrow we have a league we go to, I am going to ask the shop if they will sponsor me, there is another shop just down the road we will go to as well.

The league that my dad runs meets in the library, so obviously that is not helpful.

I got a letter from my old school’s principal, I got a perfect score on the FCAT Reading portion, which is nice.

This school year I am doing Florida Virtual school, regretfully I started early and have been doing assignments as well this week. Not sure why, but my teacher has been making submit multiple assignments every day.

Thanks again everyone for your support!

Thank You!

I would like to thank Adam for putting me on the front page of and for doing the interview. I would also like to thank the people that sponsored me and thank the people that put comments that were positive.

I would also like to thank the people that have sponsored me so far.

Thanks for all the people that have spread the word also. So far I have gotten $275 which is not too bad! We also have quite a few that said they would help but have not yet.

I appreciate all the sponsors and the people that have helped.

Calling local radio stations

It sucked calling the radio stations this morning because they said to email them.

They also were kind of jerks on the phone. I didn’t exactly enjoy getting rejected either.

After calling them I was kind of mad so I went and started playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. I was playing the cpu and got a little bored thrashing it every game so I am writing letters, at least if they throw my letter in the garbage I won’t be there.

I think that the radio stations could’ve been a little bit nicer at least. They didn’t even let me finish what I was going to say.  I get it, I am 11, no reason to be rude to me.

The Upcoming Week

So this week for this website I am going to write a ton of letters to people to try to get them to sponsor me to get to worlds. I will probably make some phone calls too. Emails will be sent out and basically I’m going to be working my butt off. It will be a lot of work but as long as I can get there I’m fine with doing a ton of work.

I will be writing a few articles daily even stuff that most people that don’t play Pokémon won’t understand but there will always be something that those people can understand. I would also like to thank the people who have already sponsored me for helping me out. On Monday the site will have new articles and that is when the site will really get going.

Overall I hope that this week will really get things going and will get some more sponsors. I like Pokémon a ton so that’s why I’m doing this site. I would appreciate it if you could sponsor me. Thanks!

My favorite Deck

The first deck that I actually did well with was a Magmortar / Heatran deck. It was probably my favorite deck I’ve ever used because it was fun to play and if I could get setup then I could just crush my opponent. I stopped using it because it was too slow and couldn’t keep up with the new cards that were coming out. Unfortunately that is the way things are now. A certain deck will be really good and winning tournaments left and right but then another set of cards will come out and then that deck will be almost unusable.

I like to use many different decks and use a different one at almost every tournament I go to. This gives me an advantage sometimes because people will think that I will use this deck but I’ll use another. If you switch out decks after every tournament then you will probably do better but then again you might not. It all depends if your opponent has a deck that is good against yours or not or it might be an even matchup. Basically it all depends on luck.

What deck would I use in Worlds?

Lots of the decks that win tournaments are decks that are constantly used and too many people use them.

That is why I like to use decks that are different than all the rest.

I will use a deck that either nobody uses or I will use a deck that is quite common but make a lot of changes to it. Sometimes the decks that I use surprise people because nobody ever uses that deck.

At almost every tournament I go to I use a different deck. It is good to have variety because people won’t be expecting some decks and lose because of it.If I manage to raise enough money to go to Hawaii I already know what deck I would like to use and might use that deck.

Why am I doing this site?

My name is Faron Whitelock and I have just started doing this website. The reason I’m doing this site is because I’m trying to get to the PokémonWorld Championships in Hawaii.

I got an invitation to go there for coming in sixth in the United States Nationals. So hopefully I can get enough money raised to get to Hawaii. Next year I don’t know if I will get the invitation to go to the World Tournament and I will be in a different age division and it is even harder. That is why I want to get to worlds this year.

Hi my name is Faron.

Hi my name is Faron Whitelock and I’m 11 Years old.

The reason I’m writing this is because I am trying to get to the Pokémon World Championship which is in Hawaii this year. You may think that it will be all daisies and roses and such a relaxing vacation. Well I’ve got news for you it won’t be.

The reason I play Pokémon is because I think that it is a very challenging game and you get to meet lots of new people and the game is a lot of fun. So far I have won the Georgia State Championship, I came in second in the Florida State Championship, I won Florida regional’s, and I came in Sixth at the United States National Tournament.