Yeah I actually haven't gotten any of the games since Emerald because I didn't have a DS I tend to neglect the old ones too, but recently I took up a Scramble challenge on FR, so that's keeping me hooked on it.
Haha I'd hate that so much. xD Well now that you mention silver I guess I can count the egg you get that's always shiny, so I can say I've had 2 shiny pokemon total. I wish I had spent more time on my crystal, I didn't get it until after R/S so it was kinda neglected. xD
Haha yeah the only shiny I've ever gotten is Venipede. It's amazing that after playing the games since the beginning, well, GSC anyway, I've never ran into one. Oh well I guess I really didn't play to hunt shiny pokemon when I was 10. xD
Yeah a lot of people like Litwick better, including me, I just meant that if you're lucky enough to RE a shiny pokemon, you should be happy no matter who you get. I've never RE'd one, so that's why I don't care if it's either one of the two.
Kingdra is pretty awesome. Well good luck with your hunt, hopefully you'll get it soon! I hope my Skorupi hunt doesn't take too long. Sadly I still need to get one so I might be spending some time on it.