Quite a lot today! There’s an absurdly over-the-top pokemon oppression fic (always good to see a baby Farla), not one but two grimdark OT fics, one of which is half whining about how rattata are useless, and a postgame Gladion story that’s actually pretty good.
It was the Humble spring sale this month (as of posting, it’s actually still going on) and, as I do during all the big Steam/GOG/Humble sales, I’ve sorted through all the discounts to nab things that catch my interest for very little money. There’s not really rhyme or reason to what I end up picking up — a weird mix of art, genre, and title will make me click on the game, and then some combination of trailer, reviews, recs, and what I’m in the mood for governs purchases (reviews are incoming, but here are the ones I got).
Anyway, as I was watching trailers, I hit on an odd number of games — almost exclusively puzzle platformers, with a smattering of point-and-clicks — that were very nice-looking but didn’t actually look like something I wanted to purchase, but at the same time there wasn’t anything expressly wrong with them, and it got me thinking about what I look for in games, why I keep finding pretty, boring things, and how the indie boom has influenced the type of game I’m seeing and thus affected my purchasing.
Because, amazingly, we don’t yet have one. Are pokemon yokai or animals? Are pokemon sapient? Is pokemon training abuse? Let the world know.
“Thank you for your criticism. […] Please do not message me again, if I find you have put hurtful reviews on other chapters, I will be forced to report you, I do not tolerate negative responses to my work”
It’s a new day, so I check the GTS again. I’m nearly done. (more…)
A decent fic about a character from the ancient Pokemon musical, and a fic where the legendaries are wooden bureaucrats. Otherwise, same old same old.
“The Hall of Origins itself is fanmade and used in just about every story with Arceus in it, and in every story I’ve seen with it, all the Legends were there.”
Ahhh this is cathartic. Now that we’re out of AOOO I finally get to throw down with one of those people who think their ten-steps-removed game of fanon telephone requires no explanation when dropped into fanfic.
And yes, they did just say a canon location is fanmade. Don’t worry, it gets worse!
“Leave Farla alone, St Elmo’s Fire. You’re disgusting.”
About the most interesting thing today is someone mixing up “monotonous” and “monogamous”. Also, a grimdark fic where Sun joined Team Rocket and also Lillie just left Lusamine to her own devices after she recovered, because nothing could possibly go wrong there.
Got a pretty standard concern troll who was willing to engage for a while.
Kukui. What would you like to say to me now? (more…)
“Moon is a better name than Farla, who you seem to have a colossal boner for.” I don’t think I’ve had things escalate to sexual remarks that quickly before! Interesting that Farla gets attacked directly but the best they can muster is that I’m gross for being subordinate to a woman.
Surprisingly nice responses besides that, though. Even the revenge reviewers got weirdly positive.
Found a decent one about Mewtwo!
From someone whose story has no paragraphs: “Yeah sorry I just think it’s not important to do that kinda stuff you need to focus more on a good story with likeable characters”
An OT fic that sneers about how much better it is than the drek before immediately making all the same mistakes as the drek. Also a “realistic” darkfic about a new region that segregates itself by type.