Mentally fill in "Pokémon: SoulSilver Version (DS)" between my last game post on the 27th and now and you have an accurate picture. I got so disgusted with Darksiders I haven't picked it back up yet. I do know, however, what I was doing wrong. As soon as I can I'll give that stage another whirl.
Since I last wrote about SoulSilver, I've beaten 2 gym leaders, Chuck & Jasmine, and became the 'owner' of the Safari zone. I guess I was named the "owner" so I could rearrange it because the old coot still makes me pay each time I go in. I've caught a multitude of pokemanz, but nothing noteworthy. Currently I'm EV training Pyra (Sandslash), Farron (Jolteon), and Blyte (Grovyle). They'll be the last ones for a while.