I think I’ve gotten all the information I’m going to get on Chara, so I’ll submit them less from now on. But they’re still my go-to default for the crappy fics, and the crappy fics are the only ones that seem to update, so enjoy the show!
Author Archives: Mini-Farla
Today’s author is of Smogon U, a SYOC story where pokemon go to college. Pokemon are all segregated into dorms by type, and I was rewarded with some amazing stuff when I pointed out how silly that was.
Mopping up the last few stragglers. Mostly boring, though one author got hilariously affronted at the concept of someone criticizing porn.
Also, “I’m respecting you by not blocking you.”
In which someone responds to my review in German. From what I can tell, they are apparently using a translation program to write their stories. Why do people do this.
A porn author also gets really weird when I try to ask them why they don’t consider pokemon people.
In which I track down multiple PDFs of published books to supplement a painstaking explanation of how dialogue is written only to get told that while they agree I’m totally right, their reviewers don’t care so they’re not going to bother changing it.
As Farla said, I covered romance fic in January. It’s romance fic, so like 99% of my reviews were just standard grammar paragraphs and I won’t bother posting them. Despite this, I managed to get quite a variety of responses!
Wherein someone refuses to read the capitalization thread or any of my arguments because “I would rather be happy with my story, albeit wrong than unhappy and right.”
A variety today. Quite a few are decent, but they also tend to be original fiction.
In which I am tolerant and open-minded towards that conservative wall of text story. Unsurprisingly, this turned out to be a complete waste of time.
Surprisingly chill responses today.
We’ve got ourselves a real gem today:
“In reading several Pokémon x Human fanfics, I’ve noticed that in many cases, you see the same ideological portrayal – liberals are the compassionate heroes, while the conservatives are nothing but overly pompous jerks. In reality, that is far from the truth. People have done horrible things to one another from both sides of the spectrum, from liberalism (in the forms of socialism and communism), to conservatism (fascism, racism, and sexism). That being said, and pretty surprisingly to many people reading this, this story will be from a more conservative point of view. It won’t be essential to the plot for awhile, but it will be present. Again, if you don’t like that sort of thing, you are under no obligation to read it. However, if you are against conservatism, and you still do decide to read it, I encourage you to truly be open minded. Remember, open mindedness is tolerance to both sides.”
“Reguarding why I chose to give the Pokemon weapons is because “it’s something you don’t see every day”. We’ve all seen the constant spamming of “double team” and “absorb”. So, I gave them a weapon that is able to kill without the need of a “struggle/fight”. In a nutshell, I tried to make it more “original”.”
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Lots of crazy today.
In which I finally conquer FFN’s link stripper. We also have some really weird ones today, including an interactive fakemon adventure and a grimdark war story where pokemon act exactly like humans, right down to using rifles instead of any of their natural weapons.
As you may or may not know, the great SYOC shadow war is still ongoing. In case you need a recap, I chose to submit Chara everywhere; either authors would learn to be more specific with their requests, or we’d get some entertainment out of watching them try to fit in an extremely unsuitable character.
Let’s find out how they did!
“I take anything I write seriously, but the fact of the matter is that I own nothing in this story, and have no chance of copyright or publishing. Therefore, I lack the obsessive need to go back and change everything that isn’t perfectly executed. If the intention of your criticisms thus far has been to get me to alter my work (or fun- it’s a matter of perspective, don’t you think?) for the better, I really am sorry- it’s after the fact at that point, and I have no motivation to get off my ass and fix stuff.”
Also, an 11 year old throws a tantrum when I tell them I can’t understand them because they’re dropping punctuation like it’s going out of style. You see, “my leel on english is 13/24 year olds writing” so clearly I must be the one spouting gibberish.