NaRe 2018 Day 26 (14)

In which authors continue to post stand-alones that do no such thing.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813443/1/Pokemon-Reset-Bloodlines-Head-Gym-Leader-Drake-Interlude

Yet another one of these, still saying it’s totally readable without knowing the rest.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813613/1/Ask-Ash-and-Pikachu

Script and interactive fics are both banned.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813682/1/Return-of-a-Legend

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

Dialogue is written as “Hello,” she said or “Hello!” she said, never “Hello.” She said or “Hello.” she said or “Hello,” She said or “Hello” she said. The only exception to this is if the next sentence doesn’t contain a speech verb, which is a verb describing how the dialogue is said. (“Speak” is not a speech verb.) In that case it’s written as “Hello.” She grinned, never “Hello,” she grinned or “Hello,” She grinned or “Hello.” she grinned. Note that something isn’t a speech verb just because it’s a sound you make with your mouth, so generally stuff like laughed or giggled is in the second category. Furthermore, if you’re breaking up two complete sentences it’s “Hi,” she said. “This is it.” not “Hi,” she said, “this is it.” or “Hi,” she said “this is it.” And if you’re breaking up a sentence in the middle, it’s “Hi. This,” she said, “is it.” The same punctuation and capitalization rules apply to thoughts, except you don’t use quotation marks or any other ones with thoughts.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813702/1/Consequences

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

[“After that, I studied the technology and vowed that I would only use Balls that I’ve created myself, and that I would only use them for the initial capture.”]

Why didn’t he just not use pokeballs entirely?

[“She…She can talk?!” Victoria was nearly on the edge of her seat. “I knew that they could talk telepathically, but otherwise I thought they just said their names!”

“Well, you know that Team Rocket’s Meowth can talk,” James explained. “So I just worked with Kimono…with her permission, of course.”]

So, she can talk, but she still goes by some dumb spur of the moment nickname he gave her instead of having an actual name like a person.

[“I remember how serious Master looked when I first saw his face;]

And of course she refers to him as master because the better a trainer treats his pokemon is the more important it is the author make it clear the pokemon are completely beneath him and anything he does is a special favor that can be revoked at any time. Also, she’s totally going to bang him, isn’t she.

…yup, she’s totally going to bang him while not having her own name or any rights.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813840/1/Catastrophe-in-Kalos

Opening your story with a character waking up for the day is generic and horribly, horribly overdone, and to be honest, it’s so incredibly dull and boring a start that even if I hadn’t seen it, very literally here, thousands upon thousands of times before, I would still tell you you should have started at some other, interesting point.

Dialogue is written as “Hello,” she said or “Hello!” she said, never “Hello.” She said or “Hello.” she said or “Hello,” She said or “Hello” she said. The only exception to this is if the next sentence doesn’t contain a speech verb, which is a verb describing how the dialogue is said. (“Speak” is not a speech verb.) In that case it’s written as “Hello.” She grinned, never “Hello,” she grinned or “Hello,” She grinned or “Hello.” she grinned. Note that something isn’t a speech verb just because it’s a sound you make with your mouth, so generally stuff like laughed or giggled is in the second category. Furthermore, if you’re breaking up two complete sentences it’s “Hi,” she said. “This is it.” not “Hi,” she said, “this is it.” or “Hi,” she said “this is it.” And if you’re breaking up a sentence in the middle, it’s “Hi. This,” she said, “is it.” The same punctuation and capitalization rules apply to thoughts, except you don’t use quotation marks or any other ones with thoughts.

Paragraphing has rules. You start a new paragraph with a new subject. The goal is not to divide your story up into even blocks. Also, a new speaker means you start a new paragraph.

A character getting up and walking out the door is not an acceptable first chapter. If there’s anything actually interesting in your story, that’s where it should start.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813864/1/My-Adventures-in-Alola

There are just shy of ten thousand stories just on this site in this category with “pokemon” in their title. “New” features in almost two thousand. There are over six hundred “chronicles”, more if you include misspellings, even more with “begins” and “beginning”, and even more “Character Name”‘s whatever. There are a thousand with “legend”. There are two thousand with “journey”, seventeen hundred with “story”, three hundred fifty with “quest”, and almost three thousand with “adventure”. The different region names appear another thousand or two times. “Saga”, “region” and “champion” come in around a few hundred. In sum, you should try to choose an original title that has to do with your story in particular, not something that indicates it’s yet another story about a pokemon trainer.

[Part 1: Starters, Starters, Starters] is not a valid first chapter.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813865/1/Pokemon-XY-and-XYZ-Series-Au

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

Semicolons should only ever be used when connecting two complete sentences and even then almost never.

Dialogue is written as “Hello,” she said or “Hello!” she said, never “Hello.” She said or “Hello.” she said or “Hello,” She said or “Hello” she said. The only exception to this is if the next sentence doesn’t contain a speech verb, which is a verb describing how the dialogue is said. (“Speak” is not a speech verb.) In that case it’s written as “Hello.” She grinned, never “Hello,” she grinned or “Hello,” She grinned or “Hello.” she grinned. Note that something isn’t a speech verb just because it’s a sound you make with your mouth, so generally stuff like laughed or giggled is in the second category. Furthermore, if you’re breaking up two complete sentences it’s “Hi,” she said. “This is it.” not “Hi,” she said, “this is it.” or “Hi,” she said “this is it.” And if you’re breaking up a sentence in the middle, it’s “Hi. This,” she said, “is it.” The same punctuation and capitalization rules apply to thoughts, except you don’t use quotation marks or any other ones with thoughts.

Write out numbers with letters.

Paragraphing has rules. You start a new paragraph with a new subject. The goal is not to divide your story up into even blocks. Also, a new speaker means you start a new paragraph.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12813892/1/Honor-Courage-And-Rectitude

This is all pretty difficult to follow along. I’m not really sure what’s added by having pokemon basically hanging out in a speakeasy like they’re human characters as opposed to human characters, I really can’t figure out what the actual situation is (business is bad? because there are still more pokemon around that are trainerless but behave just like humans that come and pay for alcohol? with human money or what? also they’re actually living off stolen items and the bar is their apartment?) and all the bold is exhausting to read – besides, if they’re just talking to each other and the human sections don’t have pokemon dialogue at all, they don’t need anything marking their dialogue as different.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12814037/1/the-fury-in-your-head

This isn’t Moon. This is an Alolan who lives in a different version of Alola where the tapu possess people and keep shrine maidens. If you want to write an OC, just write an OC instead of stapling a random existing character’s face on top.

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12814119/1/Lingering-Guilt

PMD, nothing notable.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12814322/1/cold-battles

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

Paragraphing has rules. You start a new paragraph with a new subject. The goal is not to divide your story up into even blocks. Also, a new speaker means you start a new paragraph.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12814370/1/Lucas-s-Adventure-Sinnoh-Arc

There are just shy of ten thousand stories just on this site in this category with “pokemon” in their title. “New” features in almost two thousand. There are over six hundred “chronicles”, more if you include misspellings, even more with “begins” and “beginning”, and even more “Character Name”‘s whatever. There are a thousand with “legend”. There are two thousand with “journey”, seventeen hundred with “story”, three hundred fifty with “quest”, and almost three thousand with “adventure”. The different region names appear another thousand or two times. “Saga”, “region” and “champion” come in around a few hundred. In sum, you should try to choose an original title that has to do with your story in particular, not something that indicates it’s yet another story about a pokemon trainer.

You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things – or used in place of one, like “mom” can be. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor.

Dialogue is written as “Hello,” she said or “Hello!” she said, never “Hello.” She said or “Hello.” she said or “Hello,” She said or “Hello” she said. The only exception to this is if the next sentence doesn’t contain a speech verb, which is a verb describing how the dialogue is said. (“Speak” is not a speech verb.) In that case it’s written as “Hello.” She grinned, never “Hello,” she grinned or “Hello,” She grinned or “Hello.” she grinned. Note that something isn’t a speech verb just because it’s a sound you make with your mouth, so generally stuff like laughed or giggled is in the second category. Furthermore, if you’re breaking up two complete sentences it’s “Hi,” she said. “This is it.” not “Hi,” she said, “this is it.” or “Hi,” she said “this is it.” And if you’re breaking up a sentence in the middle, it’s “Hi. This,” she said, “is it.” The same punctuation and capitalization rules apply to thoughts, except you don’t use quotation marks or any other ones with thoughts.

[“For instance, it seems that you are very interested in Riolu. Well, when you’re thirteen, you can go on a journey with a Pokemon. How does that sound?]

Like she’s plotting to get him killed but needs to wait a few years for the life insurance policy she took out on her kid to kick in. Trainers start at ten, so there’s no actual reason to wait to be thirteen. If the issue is he personally isn’t ready at the common age, she has no reason to know he’d be ready precisely three years from now. BUT, many life insurance policies do have rules about not paying out for certain things in the first two years, so…

Furthermore, given he’s really into drawing riolu pictures in particular, there’s no actual way for him to know if he’ll even like actual real life riolu, or, even if he does, decide it’s worth all the boring real life care the pokemon will need, let alone that this interest in one pokemon will be enough for him to put up with all the other non-riolu aspects of a pokemon journey. A mother who just wanted to support her kid’s interests would suggest getting a pet riolu – and probably ease into it by first suggesting he try reading up on riolu instead of just drawing them, then learn about what it takes to keep one in particular, then actually go play with some, then get one. A mother who wants to maximize the chances of this going wrong, in contrast, would go with suddenly handing him a pokemon and shoving him out the door to do something otherwise unrelated to his interest.

Blocked! I thought I checked… Anyway, still worth it for the reminder that parents in the pokeworld are always trying to murder their children.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12814372/1/Of-This-and-That-EXTRAS

[My other Pokémon series, Of Flames and Leaves, is now being rewritten and posted on AO3. As for the one on this site, I’m deleting. Truth is, now that I’ve reread it, it seems plenty forced and rushed and really… not all that fun. So I decided to rewrite it. Yeah. Like my other stories. It’s that simple.

But to make up for that, I’ll be posting an omake series just on FFN! ]

So you removed the actual story to another site, but you’re posting random bits of stuff that only make sense if people have read it on this site, to ensure that anybody who wants to read it doesn’t see it and anybody who sees it here won’t understand or care?

This has really been a bad month for this sort of shit. Some other idiot also posted a story just to say that he’d posted a chapter of another story.

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