Author Archives: Farla

The Journey of “The Journey of Aura: Kalos Saga”, Part 3: The Journey of Aura: Kalos Saga

Although the Lucki reviews were never completed, I’d already written up my side of the reviews and finally got tired of waiting, so I posted them to the fic.

For those of you here who object to the standard model of reviews, these are in-depth, copypasta-free reviews that I went very far out of my way to tailor to the author.

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The Journey of “The Journey of Aura: Kalos Saga”, Part 2: The Lucki-ing

Yesterday, I posted the PM chain of communication failure. I ended on agreeing to review the author’s story if he agreed to read and review Lucki, with the hope that my story would get something across where my regular words had failed me. I wanted him to get to chapter twelve – it’s not the final denouement, but it would cover the issue of showing a pokemon’s wishes conflicting with that of their trainer, which was the point that stood out as the worst element – or at least, the thing that most bothered me – in what I’d been told about the story. And at the very least, I was hoping that seeing how he talked about Lucki might help me understand him well enough that I could communicate any of my own thoughts on his story successfully.

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The Journey of “The Journey of Aura: Kalos Saga”, Part 1: The PMing

Alright. I’ve been busy, mostly with life but partly with my own brain-eating fanfic (two chapters and twenty thousand words in!). Back months ago when I wasn’t half so busy, someone appeared to ask me to beta read their boy’s-first-power-fantasy-with-trophy-girlfriend fanfic. I attempted to direct them to someone else who might actually enjoy that. They attempted to tell me that actually I should totally read their story, with each PM making it clear it was even worse than I’d previously pictured, until ultimately it wrapped around to such loathing I agreed just to see how much worse it could be. (more…)

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