Nicely varied crop today. There’s a grimdark war story that’s currently nothing but a hilariously overdetailed summary, as well as some idiot who thought crowdsourcing whether or not pokemon could talk was a wise idea. Also a good-ish story about the Alola PC freaking out at the nihilego’s similarity to Lillie, though it seems to have mixed up cause and effect. Also also a Team Plasma story, but no idea where that’s going.
Tag: Pokemon fanfic
Today we have a high school AU that felt the need to specify characters’ EV values but not how a quadruped can use a toothbrush, an edgy grimdark story about all of America (literally, the landmass) being teleported into the the pokeworld, and a humanized pokemon story that thought a humanized gardevoir was a better vehicle for addressing toxic masculinity than a just plain human character. Is it just me or is this batch weirder than normal?
Lots of people who don’t understand how to tag their story as anime-related.
[Red is tired of people treating Pokemon with such disrespect.]
Yet he still believes pokemon aren’t people, apparently.
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.”
Biblepunk fantasy where Giratina is literally Satan. Also, some hilarious misunderstanding of gamma rays and DNA.
Today we’ve got a fic about how N is terrible and needs to become a trainer to understand why training is good and pure and not at all slavery.
I still have a huge backlog of these, so let’s clear the dead air by working through them a little. We return to the misty days of October 2016, where I discovered a really weird original fic about the legendaries seemingly written by someone with no direct exposure to Pokemon.
“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…)
So while, as usual, I got sick of doing the romance side of things pretty quick, this year I pawned it off on somebody else! And because now somebody else was going to see them, and because I knew that genre labeling on FFN is rather inconsistent, I said to send back any fics that might be interesting so I could review them in the end.
In which I somehow manage to finish all of this on time.
In which there is yet another of those fic where pokemon segregate themselves based on type. There are so many other ways you could segregate people! So many other options for discrimination! Why won’t writers embrace the diversity of ways to hate diversity? (more…)
Some new stuff! Mostly, same old same old.
Today’s theme turned out to be pokemon personalities.