So, it’s been nearly three months since I made one of these! There was a little activity in June, but afterwards SYOC fic just tanked. Plenty was posted, but everything was dead on arrival. I was holding out for more updates, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen. Most of these are unfortunately pretty boring, but the chosen guardians story did update again.
A new wave of SYOC fic appears, and the cycle begins anew. This also marks a point where I changed my strategy a little: I focused more on surface traits rather than giving the full explanation for everything, like Farla does with her own submissions. I always thought that was unfair since of course the authors will get things wrong, but it’s become clear they’ll get things wrong no matter what, so they might as well fail in varied ways.
We also get our first negative Kidra portrayal here, though I did give her full personality and backstory for that one, so it’s just a continuation of authors ignoring information.
A ton of SYOC fic went dead all at once. Annoying, but fitting for the one-year anniversary of this. One author chose to start a more successful Hunger Games SYOC instead, though, so we get to have something a little different today.
A few of the earlier stories updated again, including that bizarre Power Rangers crossover. Otherwise, mostly Havan. I’m starting to feel that he doesn’t fit this very well; a lot of the more plotty stories want trainers around the same level as the protagonists, which is usually starter level, and that too easily makes him look like a pompous idiot with nothing to back him up. Pokemon’s also geared towards younger characters, and it’s just not believable that an 11-year-old has his level of guile and cynicism. I might have to retool him. For now my default has switched to Kidra, but unfortunately she still hasn’t shown up much.
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!
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!
So, last month I submitted a bunch of characters! What happened with that? Where do stories go after asking for characters?
Maka, Maia Shesha, Tad, and finally, Lucki Middling.
Kazekami the math and science student, Houndoom again, Holly and Sophia.
Summaries of all 25 pokemon I’ve done so far; Madhava, Padma, Anila, Jyoti, and Kiri Shesha; Harry Blackstone.
Yushuv with the torc of Ho-oh, Miki the pokemon ranger trainee, Raven flipping the bird to the very concept of The Call, Ormarr Shesha, Yuki, Anand Shesha, Kit the definitely a real human, Hunter and Manectric.
I decided this would be a good April thing. Today: Two Luckis, Leck, Rachel of Worm, a new character who’s a joke villain parodying Gamergate, Candi the houndoom, Priya Shesha, Katniss the nuzleaf, Ciel the torchic pokemorph.