The Other Pokeauthors, Part 124

“First, I thank you for telling me how to set it to the ‘anime’ world setting. I genuinely didn’t know how to do that!” But definitely no one cares about the world settings!

Your review
25 AugKoNDo9
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13043597/

Thanks you although this is a draft for a few years back, thanks for the advice as I am rewriting this story. I hope you will follow

Review Reply
25 AugLordTicky
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13041394/

First, I thank you for telling me how to set it to the ‘anime’ world setting. I genuinely didn’t know how to do that! I should probably spend more time than I do trying to figure out the settings for this site. And you do have a point about the horizontal lines, but every time I’ve tried to insert them into a story, they don’t appear for some reason. Even in this one. It’s why I ended up using that PKMN line. It’s also why I use the bold lettering for the author notes.

As for why I don’t use an OC for a clearly OOC Ash… I honestly don’t know. I have no problems reading stories featuring an original character as opposed to Ash, but whenever I write I can’t help but envision him. Plus the fact that most of the events that will take place for my Ash will be ones that happened to Anime Ash. Though there IS the bit that you pointed out where I’m just essentially just hammering out my story into the same old familiar pattern. I AM trying to do something mildly unique in that most of the Pokémon team have generally bad if not outright evil reputations, and this will inevitably cause conflict later on in the story as some people won’t trust him or even outright attack him, thinking him to be evil just from his team. I… Just don’t know. I guess I feel more comfortable following an established plotline. I do plan to eventually break into original story though. I guess it’s just a matter of trying to get comfortable with what I’m already writing before trying to break into something more original.

As for my capitalization tendencies, I actually DO tend to capitalize all of those examples you gave. And in all honesty? I don’t intend to change it. I like capitalizing the Pokémon names, and would probably continue to do it even by accident since it’s habit by this point. I also tend to put the same emphasis on titles, though I do have a reason for that one beyond the ‘I don’t want to’ I had just used. In my opinion, titles like ‘Professor’ are earned through a lot of hard work and I feel like that work should be recognized even if by only capitalizing the title.

And as for my punctuation issues… They have been pointed out to me by a previous reviewer. And as I have said to them, I will admit this to be a weak point and will be looking up examples to follow to hopefully improve the next chapter.

secs ago[In my opinion, titles like ‘Professor’ are earned through a lot of hard work and I feel like that work should be recognized even if by only capitalizing the title.]

And they are, when they’re used as part of a name, e.g. “Professor Oak”. But “professor” on its own is just a regular word.

re: Your review to Pokémon One-shot Collection
26 AugThe Swift Quill
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13044872/

Well, first of all thanks for the review. The Grovyle x Flareon story was in fact the first story I’ve ever written, and I mostly just added them here for completion. Like I said: English isn’t my mother tongue, but I highly enjoy writing stories in this lingu ^-^ Thanks again for your long review, Time will tell if I’m able to improve my style of writing.

St Elmo’s Fire,

A new guest review has been posted to your story. Please login to moderate this review.

Story: The Boulevard of Broken Hearts
Chapter: 1. Chapter 1

From: Hi (Guest)
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Hi:Hi St. Elmos Fire,

I’m not posting this on PM, because you will post this on  . I know that you might post this on  , either way.

I will be honest: you were the user I admired the most on  . I had the most respect for you. I wanted to become exactly like you. I wanted to become a grammar perfectionist like you. I wanted to stand out of the crowd like you.

Yet I started to act like you. When I did I made the big mistake. This is my secret guest review to say goodbye to my role-model.

Stop standing out, because you’re a rumor online. Stand out, because you are a headline online. By mocking others on  , it hurts the feelings of others.

You are a coward. You act like you’re tough. You are critical or direct. It hurts other people. I know that you have a lot of anger deep down. You are hurt.

True strength isn’t about making fun about other people’s stories, or writing a harsh review. True strength is being able to always move on, no matter what. You…show some of these signs, yet you are weak.

I’m sorry that I will be the joke of   tomorrow morning or in a couple of days, weeks or months. Yet I don’t need your approval to know that I’m good enough. Thank you for being my role-model for awhile.

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Do they realize the hypocrisy of calling me a coward on anon, or…?

St Elmo’s Fire,

A new guest review has been posted to your story. Please login to moderate this review.

Story: Blood is Thicker than Water
Chapter: 1. Chapter 1

From: woooooooooho (Guest)
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woooooooooho:Looks like you finally followed my advice of clarifying your intentions before each review. You definitely sound more friendly now… the problem is that you’ve made too many enemies in this site by now. That’s likely what made you change your approach tho, so I’m glad.
But It’s probably too late now to fix it, the only difference is that you’ll get less NEW authors angry at you. The people that keep coming here to leave angry reviews will keep bothering you for a loooong time.

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I really have to wonder where these people are coming in from that they’re treating months-old developments as new.

Declaration
27 Augbrtnvm
I, Constantine/Brtnvm, declare to you that from now on you are my rival and my goal is to surpass you!
secs agoWhat are you talking about?
1m agoabout rivalry of course!
since open conflict or fighting is pretty much impossible on this site and probably prohibited, at least i can resist your negative influence on the minds of young aspiring writers by becoming your rival! And I will surpass you! Everything that you preach in your reviews – I shall claim the opposite!
secs agoAs you well know, someone’s already beaten you to the punch and it’s accomplished nothing. Find a better hobby, kid.
2m agoAnd my stories will be better than yours! and I will aim to have more fans! and fandoms! and follows! and favourites!
Tell me, Elmo!
What is it like to see the world that you have constructed for so long to be shattered by my appearance!
I am speaking about all of your set up forums that try to discredit the creativity that does not fit into your false standards! You have made grammar into your golden calf!

secs ago[And my stories will be better than yours! and I will aim to have more fans! and fandoms! and follows! and favourites!]

That sounds like a much better use of your time. Have fun!

9m agoYou have just confirmed that I am not alone! I have allies! there’s a lot of us! Dragon Bless and her friends too!
However I do respect you as an opponent and I do admit that you, too have many allies such as Farla and Talarc!
Somehow you even convinced Mega Espeon to join your side! So he betrayed us! He is the traitor! Don’t trust him because he who betrays once shall betray twice!
7m agoBut be aware, Elmo(!), that I have never yet met a person in my life who has managed to get away from me without a fight (not in a literal sense)!
6m agoSo prepare for the clash of ideologies!
From now on I declare the Great Pokemon Review War!

11 Comments

  1. Ghost says:

    First, I thank you for telling me how to set it to the ‘anime’ world setting. I genuinely didn’t know how to do that! I should probably spend more time than I do trying to figure out the settings for this site.

    Who was the blimp who said nobody cared about the world setting system? Because he was wrong.

    I, Constantine/Brtnvm, declare to you that from now on you are my rival and my goal is to surpass you!

    Graham Aker did that line better than you did, kid, and he’s a hell of a lot cooler. Stop trying to live out your anime fantasies and just keep writing your stories.

    Edit: Maybe I didn’t read it properly, but I swear you changed the top bit from commenting on Brtnvm not actually doing anything to commenting on the whole World settings thing :/

  2. Cigi says:

    You are a coward. You act like you’re tough. You are critical or direct. It hurts other people. I know that you have a lot of anger deep down. You are hurt.

    That’s an impressively staccato train of thought.

    since open conflict or fighting is pretty much impossible on this site and probably prohibited, at least i can resist your negative influence on the minds of young aspiring writers by becoming your rival! And I will surpass you! Everything that you preach in your reviews – I shall claim the opposite!

    I think brtnvm is taking the piss, given the amount of exclamation marks and anime-style rivalry nonsense. Surely they can’t be serious?

    1. Ghost says:

      He popped up in the forum for a bit, then has been quiet ever since. Probably busy with school.

      That’s an impressively staccato train of thought.

      They are attempting to psychology him into stopping, which suggests they are mature/smart enough to try that. Shame the issue isn’t Elmo being hurt but years of dealing with the worst FFN has to offer showing that their way is the most efficient way of dealing with issues like what most stories face.

      1. Indiscretion says:

        [They are attempting to psychology him into stopping, which suggests they are mature/smart enough to try that.]

        Agreed, but I wouldn’t call that mature in the slightest.

        [I will be honest: you were the user I admired the most on  . I had the most respect for you. I wanted to become exactly like you. I wanted to become a grammar perfectionist like you. I wanted to stand out of the crowd like you.]

        [You are a coward. You act like you’re tough. You are critical or direct. It hurts other people. I know that you have a lot of anger deep down. You are hurt.]

        [True strength isn’t about making fun about other people’s stories, or writing a harsh review. True strength is being able to always move on, no matter what. You…show some of these signs, yet you are weak.]

        This shit sounds as manipulative as hell. Either they don’t really mean (made up?) the first few things, of how they admired St. Elmo’s Fire and then later thought otherwise due to an unspecified set of events… or they did and originally admired the making fun of other people’s stories as if trolling was what his reviewing was all about, before they changed to realize that being an asshole to other people is kind of a shitty thing to do. 

        I can see a having-the-best-motivations-but-completely-miscontruing-everything situation because communities dedicated to mocking people aren’t rare, and not un-respected either. Idk though, anonymous bait has all the trappings of any other anonymous activity, such as sockpuppeting.

    2. Hyatt says:
      It sounds like it’s referencing speeches from the games, but I don’t know who said things like that.
      1. Ghost says:

        Don’t think it’s from the games. Seems more like he’s watched too much anime, I’m getting Japanophile/weeboo vibes from him. 

  3. Roc says:
    The user known as “brtnvm” is pretty weird. Before he/she began directly interacting with Elmo and the others, they had already posted some really weird stuff (i.e. the Misty in the Trash story). They once posted a (now deleted) “take-that” to Elmo that was honestly a horrible attempt and whose only worth was giving other people facepalms. They later send Elmo nonsensical PMs where their morality is put into question (This particular chain of PMs is in the “A Wild Author Appears!” post), have recently appeared on Farla’s FFN forum yet again spouting weird nonsense, and now they claim Elmo is their rival… for some reason. That’s not counting all the things happening in the background that we are not aware of.

    From what I saw, this person seems to have a “attention seeking” mindset as they tend to post things riddled with grammar errors. It’s best to not try to even contact them.

    1. Roc says:
      Also, I agree with Ghost and Cigi that this person is trying way too hard to make this situation like an anime.
      1. Indiscretion says:

        I see it as kind of a have-fun mindset. None of this matters, none of this is real life, so why not?

        [since open conflict or fighting is pretty much impossible on this site and probably prohibited, at least i can resist your negative influence on the minds of young aspiring writers by becoming your rival!]

        St. Elmo’s Fire is probably criticizing people for the kicks. And probably all those other people too. So why don’t I have my fun and mess with them too, just like they’re messing with everyone else? (They obviously aren’t deeply influenced by upset author’s responses, so they obviously must not care for anything anyone says.) So it’s not like anything they or I say actually matters, not like either of us will get hurt, so… 

        Probably doesn’t really help that writing lays over the line between actual skill to get better at and indulgent hobby. Fanfiction is just fanfic, and reviewing goals are tiny and stupid, not like real serious anything. There’s no real conflict or debate, this is all a game.

        [You have made grammar into your golden calf!]

        Improving grammar? What a silly, inconsequential goal! It shouldn’t be anything near important enough to allow for reviews advocating for it!

        [Somehow you even convinced Mega Espeon to join your side! So he betrayed us! He is the traitor! Don’t trust him because he who betrays once shall betray twice!]

        No one’s doing anything right or wrong on either side, duh! We may as well be two sides on a chess game! People lie about their motivations all time in mafia games like these.

        [From what I saw, this person seems to have a “attention seeking” mindset as they tend to post things riddled with grammar errors. It’s best to not try to even contact them.]

        …does it make sense how this would sound like ‘STOP HAVING FUN GUYS’ to a person who might be thinking like this? Probably some of my assumptions are wrong, but if someone’s not taking this as a doing harm/not doing harm situation, you can’t really productively react to them as if it is.

    2. Farla says:

      From what I saw, this person seems to have a “attention seeking” mindset

      I’d say that’s all there is to it. There was a day or two with our copypasta paragraphs as if to get a rise out of Blaze. They want someone to play cops and robbers with and they’re not fussed about which character they get to be.

      1. Ghost says:

        He calls himself the King of Drama, you expected anything different?

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