The Other Pokeauthors, Part 135

“I think you’re reffering to the fact I use dashes instead of quotations. That’s my languages way of speaking. Again, I couldn’t be and I can’t be bethoered to change everything. Besides, When I read my first fanfiction in english I had zero problemns adapting my sense of interpretation, so I don’t see why you and other people can’t do the same.” Why do people do this?

re: Your review to A Lifetime of Summers
9 Octnew in town
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13088670/

Hello! While I appreciate your review, I happen to know what I am doing. I’m not at all bothered by your feedback, but this is a game focused story, and there isn’t an option for combining worlds. I trust my judgment. I would also like to point out that the games themselves capitalize the names of regular Pokémon, and again, since this is game based, I’m fairly certain that I am correct. I do appreciate your critiques, but I’m writing this story because I like to write and I think that other people would enjoy my work. I apologize if I sound rude, but I’m just very content with my work as is. Thanks again.

secs agohttps://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/55376155/1/Capitalization-Thread

“No matter how far away things are, a Pilot’s eyes can see them!” The games do not model correct capitalization in other respects either. Go look up the actual grammar rules for capitalizing “professor”. Notice how the games spit upon that. Then go look at how the games started off writing it PIKACHU and POTION, so no, the games don’t even consistently do it your way.

19m agoWhatever you say dude. I appreciate you trying to better the world’s grammar, but I’m happy with MY way of writing, and quite frankly, I’m not here to be proven wrong over mistakes that don’t even matter. I’m bit a professional writer, nor will I ever be. This is all for fun, so really, lighten up a little. Once again, I appreciate your feedback, but I’m writing for myself. I publish my work in case other people are interested, but this is my story and I’m happy with the way I’m writing it.

secs ago[mistakes that don’t even matter]

This does matter. Capitalizing common nouns is very confusing to the reader, doubly so in Pokemon where people use pokemons’ species names as given names all the time.

I’m not holding you to the standard of a professional writer. I am holding you to doing your readers the courtesy of grammatical correctness. If you are choosing to post your work publicly, you are not just writing for yourself, and that is a fair standard to hold you to.

3h agoThere are many readers who have assured me that capitalizing the names of Pokémon isn’t an issue for them. While it may be an issue for you, it is not for me and for many other people here on this website, both readers and writers alike. All that I have learned in every English class I have taken has influenced my way of writing, and again, I’m happy with it. I’m sorry if my mistakes bother you, but I am human and I am not here to please you. If you don’t like the way a person writes, then don’t read their work. It is not your job to go around telling people how they are wrong. A better way to give criticism is to point out what they are doing right along with what they are doing wrong. Tearing down someone for a simple mistake is a terrible way to live your life. I write for fun, and I read for fun. If I notice that someone’s grammar is incorrect or doesn’t please me, I don’t write a review stating everything wrong with the story. I’d give advice if I felt compelled to, but I wouldn’t waste my time (or theirs) by leaving an entirely negative comment. Again, I thank you for reviewing my story. Have a nice day.

secs ago[Tearing down someone for a simple mistake is a terrible way to live your life.]

What I did was not by any definition “tearing someone down”. I stated an objective fact in a non-judgmental manner. Freaking out over normal communication is also not a good way to live your life, especially if you’re posting on the internet. You did not have to respond to me, follow my advice, or even read the review at all if you didn’t want to. Take a deep breath and look at this in perspective, please.

4m agoI did not freak out. I just can’t begin to understand why you feel so compelled to point out someone’s flaws. I am doing this for fun. But you’re right. I didn’t have to respond, follow your advice, or read your review. In that same manner, you didn’t have to read my story, or leave a review in the first place. Especially if you haven’t seen the anime, as you’ve claimed. I mentioned in the summary of the story that it would anime aspects, so why read it if you wouldn’t understand it? I apologize if I seemed to freak out or act inappropriately. I never intended to act in that manner. I hope you have a great finish to your day, or start, depending on what time it is for you.

secs ago[In that same manner, you didn’t have to read my story, or leave a review in the first place.]

Yes. I chose to, because I like reading and reviewing. You should only respond to reviews if that’s something you like doing.

Farla’s NaRe FAQ explains why people review: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/24493256/1/NaRe-Review-FAQ

In particular about the anime thing, I would indeed very much like to not read anime fic, but to do that people need to tag it properly so I can filter it out. A lot of people genuinely don’t know how to do that, so spreading that information around is productive. If you’re genuinely blending elements that’s fair, but that is the reason why I review anime fic.

19m agoAs far as the tagging goes, I understand that. The story I’m currently working on is game focused, so that’s why I tagged it in the game world. If there was an option for combining worlds, I would have definitely utilized it.
Question for you
9 Oct[anonymized for protection]
Posting from one of my alternate accounts.

After uploading a new chapter of one of my stories, I received a PM from a user stating that a group of users is harassing people over X, Y, and Z. I noticed on your account the list, so I wanted to know if there’s any truth to the following statement.

“They basically go around nitpicking what they don’t like which is rather petty. Using Arceus as Poke God, not using Pokemon in lower case (it agreed they are both proper and common nouns), calling you a j*** for treating Pokemon as “slaves” (basically they dismissed Gen 5), consider the world tap as a completely necessary, demand you use horizon lines in an author note despite most using a different style, and generally telling you to use the beta readers who think like them.”

I’m not one for drama and I haven’t dealt with any of this yet. I’m not going to block anybody unless I see a need to. But is this an actual “thing”?

secs agoYou can see the link in my profile for explanation. Basically, one person is using a lot of sockpuppets to follow every single review I make and spam stories saying everything I say is wrong and everyone who agrees with me is an idiot, because they’re a bully. Block all their sockpuppets and you won’t get any drama.

20m agoI’ll block anybody who continues to be a problem. Usually, the most annoying posts I get on my stories are anonymous, and that’s easily handled.

Is any of that true, though? The thing with Arceus seems kinda nitpicky. Same with the pokémon capitalization. Considering that one of the users on that list that was PM’d me has a guide to pokémon capitalization (seriously, what?), I thought it was possible. I haven’t been bothered about those things in my story, but I like to keep an eye out.

secs ago[Usually, the most annoying posts I get on my stories are anonymous, and that’s easily handled.]

She uses sockpuppets, though, not anon reviews, and those can’t be removed. An example of what this looks like: https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13088926/0/8/

[The thing with Arceus seems kinda nitpicky.]

Uh, yeah, a review consists of me telling people my opinions. That’s what a review is. If you don’t want people to tell you their opinions, you shouldn’t be on a website with a public comment feature.

I compile my reviews on the website “Dragon Quill”, so you can see what they look like there.

28m agoI’m perfectly fine with opinions. I encourage honesty from my readers, and boy, do I get it from them sometimes. It just seems like a weird stance to take on a character that is pretty much God in the canon (or at least some sort of extra powerful demigod) and an odd thing to focus on in general, given that the interpretation is going to vary from writer to writer.
secs agoThis discussion is better placed here: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/216173/174099975/1/Pokeworld-Religion
Hate Campaigns?!
11 Oct[anonymized for protection]
I’ve got a question…
I keep getting messaged ad nauseum by one ‘HybridofFate,’ (And their obvious double accounts/lackeys!) who want me to block you and everyone you associate with!
I- at least -don’t think you’re deserving of the hate everyone throws at you, but I also just can’t figure out what’s going on?Love the cat, by-the-way.
secs agoThe link in my profile explains some matters.
re: Your review to Pokemon Survivors Stories
12 OctJustcallmePaul4002
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13090233/

“Titling chapters in the story itself looks kinda weird; the dropdown menu should suffice.”
Couldn’t care less. Then again it wasn’t clear when I uploaded the story that you could put the titles there. Well, too late now.

“You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard.{…}

It’s also only ever “pokemon” – the singular is also the plural.

[can not be ]. You want “cannot”, one word.”

I wrote this story a long time ago and while I like it, I don’t have the time or energy or passion to go through the whole thing all over again. It’s 500 plus pages on MS word if I remember correctly and there’s no way in hell I’ll proof read all that, AGAIN by the way. I wrote this story in portuguese and used google translator to help move things faster and because my vocabulary isn’t very diverse in english. The programn didn’t have a problemn with “can not” or “cannot”. MS word itself rejected the “cannot” thing, so I’m confused.

“In english dialogue is…”
Actually this is very helpful. I had this confusion of when to use the “end point” several times. But like I said before it’s unlikely I fix grammatical errors. I used to have the MS word files but I deleted them after uploading the story to ‘s not an excuse, just a little complication on my part.

“This confuses me. If pokemon always existed, and were always superior to animals, then shouldn’t they have outcompeted animals a long time ago? If humans are meant to be the catalyst here, it’d be clearer to say that more explicitly.”
I don’t know your level of education in biology and I’m not Zoologist or Ecologist, so I can’t give any detailed explanation, so here’s my reasoning: Human beings in the present are much different than it’s ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago, right? Maybe pokemon were like that too, inferior and primitive. Evolution and natural selection is my premise for that statement. Now, perhaps I should just ssy “pokemon existed ever since mankind’s existence” but the games and anime do hint for pre-historic pokemon. So yeah. I don’t know how else I’d explain this issue without derailing the story to a whole other tangent.

“You have strange tenses and conjugation”.

I think you’re reffering to the fact I use dashes instead of quotations. That’s my languages way of speaking. Again, I couldn’t be and I can’t be bethoered to change everything. Besides, When I read my first fanfiction in english I had zero problemns adapting my sense of interpretation, so I don’t see why you and other people can’t do the same.

Overall I apreciate the review, and while I do think it’s kinda shitty you focused almost exclusively on grammar, it’s your decision to like or dislike the story, and decide whether or not put that in the review.”To each their own”, as they say.

secs ago[I don’t know your level of education in biology and I’m not Zoologist or Ecologist, so I can’t give any detailed explanation, so here’s my reasoning: Human beings in the present are much different than it’s ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago, right? Maybe pokemon were like that too, inferior and primitive. Evolution and natural selection is my premise for that statement. Now, perhaps I should just ssy “pokemon existed ever since mankind’s existence” but the games and anime do hint for pre-historic pokemon. So yeah. I don’t know how else I’d explain this issue without derailing the story to a whole other tangent.]

Things were being outcompeted and going extinct since the dawn of life, though. Unless pokemons’ magic powers are recent (unlikely, given the prehistoric examples), they should have been able to outcompete animals a long time ago.

Making animals and pokemon coexist is tricky. I have seen a few stories that address this problem by declaring pokemon are spirit creatures rather than animals, and therefore operate in a different niche entirely.

[I wrote this story in portuguese and used google translator to help move things faster and because my vocabulary isn’t very diverse in english.]

That’s, uh… not a very good idea. Machine translation is notoriously unreliable. This is fine for regular communication, but because stories rely so heavily on immersion and suspension of disbelief, grammatical correctness is really vital. This is particularly important because many authors will bend rules of grammar to convey subtle nuances, and readers need to be able to trust that those are intentional. I am honestly very surprised you say you weren’t bothered by reading in a different style. Translating into another language means changing the style as well.

The reason I only talked about grammar is because I genuinely could not follow the story beyond the opening. There were too many disagreements in verb tenses (transitive in particular) and odd wording for me to understand what was going on.

re: Your review to To Become The Best There Ever Was
12 OctEli Mara
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13089850/

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I also appreciate the pointers you offered for my sentence structure and dialogue, I’ll be making use of them as best I can.

7 Comments

  1. Wow, the whole harassing people who don’t block thing has gotten worse. So much so, that when someone decides to tell you about, you have to literally censor their names, so the problem won’t get worse. Just, wow.
    1. N says:
      I have to point out it’s pointless to do. Mainly because I get contacted by the people after an Elmo’s assault and can through eliminaion see who blocked me.

       

      Plus one of them kind of started harrassing me and others not long ago.

      1. So you are admitting you purposefully stalk not just my group but also random bystanders who are trying to avoid you?

        1. N says:
          St you know I only do that to figure out who blocked me. Same that you do when stalking the whole published section.

           

          Your calling the pot black when you already do the nonsense yourself. Such is your who and hypocricy.

          Oh, and fun fact I actually give a danm about the users I warn. I check up on them to see how they are doing and provide help if they ask. You? You only yell at people who don’t confirm to your desires.

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          1. N says:
            You have no right to tell at anyone like you do. You should be disgusted by how you act het you enjoy being an asshole. Never once apologizing or questioning if you should stop. That is why no matter what you do you can never be beat me.
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            1. Roc says:
              [St you know I only do that to figure out who blocked me. Same that you do when stalking the whole published section.]

              You do know that finding out if an author blocked you isn’t hard, right? All you have to do is login onton your account and see if you can review a story after you read it.

              [Oh, and fun fact I actually give a danm about the users I warn. I check up on them to see how they are doing and provide help if they ask.]

              Please tell me then why you forsake authors who do not agree with you, even though you “warn” them.

              [You have no right to tell at anyone like you do.]

              I’m going to have to throw these words back at you. Why do you keep saying things like “it’s” and “its” mean the same thing even though there are many other grammar sources (including Grammerly) that disagree with you?

              You use the words mostly correctly (only one mistake!) in the first chapter of your Pokemon story, so I’m sure you must know what the rule actually is.

              [That is why no matter what you do you can never be beat me.]

              I’m going to have to quote Farla on this one. Are you under the belief that if you keep saying things like this at us, we’ll all suddenly be convinced it will happen?

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