2013, Paint Tool Sai. A rapid warm-up experiment with simple colors and shapes, featuring an anthropomorphized Pokémon.
The sixth generation of main-line Pokémon games came out this year. I’ve been playing them since I was 11 — so, for most of my life. It’s interesting and awesome to see people who are 10 playing it now, and people who are almost 30 still playing. Basically, this happened to all of us, and now we’ve just embraced that we’re Pokémon Trainers for life.