Calm responses today, including one that seems genuinely interested in my opinions.
A pokemon-only society that’s not PMD, and a trainerfic that appears to be walking the walk on pokemon treatment and hints at an unusual plot to come.
Anime count: 6
Last time, we finish the prologue.
Someone unrelated to Blaze’s posse but who was still taking random potshots at me abruptly decided to contact me out of the blue. I didn’t learn much, other than that people continue to love ceding the moral high ground.
Very reasonable responses today, including some nice discussion about geopolitics and worldbuilding.
A Pokemon Colosseum novelization that actually looks pretty good, and several other novelizations that do not.
Anime count: 5
Someone who was not Dragon’s Blaze left a counter-review on The Two Colors, Pink and Blue:
“Ok first off don’t listen to this idiot below me Elmo. He rags on every new writer and only targets people with smaller stats. If you look at the stories he’s written well let’s just say he doesn’t practice what he preaches.“
I hoped I could get some reviewing out of them or at least an explanation of what sucked about my stories, but alas this was not to be.
“As for the whole ‘world’ thing, majority of the time, people don’t bother with that, because it limits who reads the stories since people don’t generally use that search. If I don’t identify it to a world, that allows more people to read it.” THIS IS WHY I HAVE TO DO THIS.
Something about an established trainer trying to summon Arceus to heal his daughter of magic sickness. Not much of note, otherwise.
Anime count: 5
Last time, we got to know Beatrice.
“And since part of your penname is Elmo yeah dude Elmo is for kids not adults. So grow up!”
Responses are otherwise appreciative, including a few messages in support of me re: the Blaze conflict.
A “parody” about hey did you guys ever consider pokemon training is really dangerous???? and not much else.
Anime count: 5
Super chill responses today. The worst I’ve got is someone upset at Blaze’s review abuse.
…in Sword of Destiny, Geralt and a side character have a conversation about how obvious it is women have the right to terminate pregnancies and it’s so weird anyone could ever have been against that.
In Time of Contempt, the pregnancy plotline involves a young woman wishing she had chosen to have an abortion earlier so she could continue on her journey.
In Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there’s a questline that involves aborted and miscarried babies coming back as gremlins to brutally murder women because they never received the love they were due from their mothers.
And that should really tell you all you need to know about the Witcher video games as adaptations.
As wRPGs, both 2 and 3 are thoroughly mediocre.
Mostly boring stuff today, though a story I reviewed a while back did get reposted with some edits and additions that are nice.
Anime count: 3