Very chill today.
re: Your review to In Beta
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13296102/
Heya, thanks for the review! I’ll reply to this bit by bit.
-I didn’t actually know that bit about blond and blonde. “Blond” looks so… strange to read. I don’t know why. But now I know. English is weird.
-regarding capitalizing Pokemon species names. I understand your argument and it makes sense, but in terms of how it’s treated in canon, seeing it capitalized is more comfortable to the eye. Additionally, I actually have an in-universe explanation for this, though that’s only really seen in my main, Mystery Dungeon work than this, but it leaks into here. The species name is their legal name, in the same way we have last names. Grammatically, “He’s a Charmander” is the same context of “He’s a Smith” and so on, similar to referring to someone by their clan name. A happy compromise!
Regarding thinking it was “silly” — I think I may have misconstrued exactly what it means to have that code that seemed to change itself. As someone who is working in software development, you absolutely don’t want your original source code to change itself, and don’t confuse neural networks with code that changes its own source. While they sound similar, they’re very different, and what Evan was making was not intended to be something that switched around its own source code.
As for the missing symbols… oh dear. I think you’re right. FFN doesn’t like some of the stuff I put down here thanks to the strange characters used. Ugh. Now I have to track down what it ate… Thanks for pointing it out.
Next up, “Servers still running hot” is intentionally incorrect. The correct way to say it is, “The servers are still running hot,” but Ted’s speaking in shorthand because, uh, everything’s almost on fire.
And lastly, yeah, bit of a slow opening to set it all up. If I wanted to bother with revising this again, I probably would have simplified it down to just Evan, Ted, and Growlithe for the beginning and imply everyone else already left, so we can get to the interesting part faster. But yes, this is everything. This is the story about the very first Porygon, nothing more than that.
Thanks again for reading!
re: Your review to A Legacy of Burnt Sienna
31 MayJonathan Cena OFFICIAL
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13292483/
Part of me isn’t sure if I should laugh at the fact that you tried to review something like this seriously, or if I should be thanking you for triggering the absolute SHIT out of this Hybrid of Fate nutjob who keeps PMing me, because that’s pretty funny too.
I guess the only logical conclusion is to do both, so thanks. 😂
P.S. My word processor goes out of it’s way to try and force me to capitalize pokemon, and you’re the only reason I bothered to go out of my way to fix it (I went back to change it immediately after hybrid sent their first PM to me), so I’m glad that you appreciated it so much.
secs agoComedy is fair game for criticism as much as any genre. Slurs and low-hanging fruit make for poor comedy, even if you’re not trying to put effort into this.
1h agoI never said it wasn’t, and it’s fine if you don’t like my sense of humor. I wasn’t trying to come off as angry or anything, I was just genuinely elated that you bothered. I didn’t think you’d take the time to leave a review on what basically amounts to heavily edited drunk shitposting, so it made me laugh when I got home after work and saw it. I do appreciate it though.
You don’t have to like me or the things I make, but I got no beef with you. 😊
(The postscript was completely serious though, lol.)
St Elmo’s Fire,
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Story: The Darkness Between Stars
Chapter: 11. Heart of the Crystal Gems
:You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like pokemon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the pokemon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like trainer or professor or gym.
31 MayEli Mara
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13291437/
Appreciate the thoughtful review. Thanks for reading!