I was young. Pokemon Gold was still new. Rather early in the game (Sprout Tower?) I saw a shiny/blue Gastly. I didn't realize the significance though--it's not like I had seen the Red Gyarados yet, I knew they had introduced sexes so I thought it was just how female Gastlys looked, and I was young. So I knocked it out.
It. Is. The. Only. Shiny. I've. Ever. Seen.
You are the universe Expressing itself as a human, for a little while