You remember that weird “human AU” fic about the guy who was just like a gardevoir because he was bullied for wearing dresses? The author flipped out at me for calling it original fiction, but shockingly, we actually made it to a peaceful resolution.
Tag: Pokemon author responses
“As for it not being Pokémon. That was the first chapter, and it says in the description this is about a high school that these Pokémon are attending. It obviously isn’t going to follow the game or the show. It is not following characters from the game or show. It will be different. This is however considered a Pokémon fan fiction. Just because the Pokémon act sort of humanlike is not the sole deciding factor in what the fanfic is or isn’t. Again I thank you on grammatical corrections but I do not appreciate you putting it down saying “This has nothing to do with Pokemon”.”
“Still don’t care. Bug odd.”
“Thank you for the help. I really do appreciate it but, this is fanfiction. A place where I can write about anything.”
We jump ahead to the recent past. In February I reviewed this non-fic and the results were simply amazing. The author blocked me so I lost my own responses, but they’re impressive anyway.
Non-stories are banned on this site. This belongs elsewhere.
“(For your information. I study English language and culture. I know the capitalisation and other punctuation rules. No need to explain to me as if I’m a child) […] I treat Pokemon names as proper nouns.”
“Your review was way too long, especially for something just criticizing the most basic part of the story, the writing format. I mean no offense when I say this, but when people call someone a Grammar Nazi, they are talking about people who do stuff like that. Once again, no offense intended.”
“If I’m writing about pokemon, then that’s a pokemon fanfic, no matter how much I alter some of their attributes.”
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.
“Also it IS perfectly acceptable to create a line of dialogue in the way as I have in here. It’s something I’m exceptionally picky about. I would know since I’ve honestly attained a bachelor’s degree in the English writing field and have never had these taken off or commented on before.”
I was going to ask if you guys thought any other field had so many degree-holders hellbent on proving their degree means nothing, but then I remembered that animal sciences person arguing that all female animals come standard with boobs, and there’s those architects making accidental death beams, so yeah, presumably this is just one of those eternal constants.
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.
“When I played Black 2, I beat Cheren with a Riolu, and I beat Iris with the same Lucario. Would you rather I used my plan B, which was a Zorua? Does that seem more rare to you? I thought so.” (more…)
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.
“I believe I don’t need a bata reader.“ (more…)