|Pokémon invade the BGS|
One lunchtime last week, my colleagues introduced me to this on their phones. It was quite an experience and I found myself spinning a 166-year-old statue of Hercules for Pokéballs, chasing an angry-looking squirrelly-thing behind a building I didn’t even know you could get behind (which actually proved to be quite a lovely patch of garden), and talking Pokémon to a group of teenagers at a football club up the road from the office. Three things I certainly wasn’t expecting to happen that day and I doubt Hercules has had this much attention since the fig leaf incident in 1883. Don’t ask.
Then we were suddenly in ‘a Lure’ and surrounded by confetti and we released pink incense and more Pokémon appeared. It was all tremendously bewildering and I laughed my socks off. Although I could have done without the ratty fellow. He was quite a bitey chap.
|Roll up! Roll up! Get your Pokéballs here! The nearest BGS Pokéstops|
|L to R: Pokémon at our Herriot Watt office; our Clive with a worm sporting a party hat; a Fearow on a bench.|
|L to R: Bitey Ratty Chap after your biscuits; our Wil with an angry bird in the office; Hercules can't believe his eyes|
|L to R: Party hat worm in the Geology Shop; a fuzzy thing in our library; |
the bitey ratty chap in the office; party hat worm on the Cromer Sheet?!!
|L to R: Angry squirelly thing on the Geological Walkway; Surprised crab on the steps outside |
the James Hutton Building; An Alfred Hitchcock situation outside the William Smith Building.