The Other Pokeauthors, Part 153

“I type how I type, and how I type is how I type. You’re the only one to have brought it up so far. If it was something that was irking everyone, then I would have corrected it. But, people can understand what is being presented, so I don’t see a reason to go through and pick through all the little details…” But they do have time to whine about it, apparently.

re: Your review to To Be Left in Charge
22 JunViridian Jester
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13317806/

Hello, and thank you so much for the feedback! You caught a ton of grammar mistakes that I didn’t, and I appreciate you pointing them out. I don’t have anyone checking my stories before posting besides myself, and I actually get really paranoid about grammar and spelling errors popping up sometimes. I always like putting my best foot forward in my writing so to speak, and though it’s best to have minimal mistakes if possible, it does happen. Having things like that pointed out so I can fix them and learn from them is great so that the same mistakes hopefully don’t pop up again (and I really appreciate the time you must take to do so, especially with such specifics – again, thank you so much!). It’s no excuse on my end though, merely an explanation, and I hope to get better at catching my own errors in time. Actually, would it be alright if I used these corrections in the story? I usually post any necessary edits to past chapters while adding a new one, and I really liked how you rephrased Gisele’s description.

Getting into the specifics though, I admit that am a little afraid of using “said” too much. Teachers throughout my life have constantly told me to not use it. I do think you’re right though, and that at this point I’m actually under-using. It was difficult to find good verbs for the kids to use when writing, so it’s good to know that, if anything, I’ve been a little on the extravagant side with the phrasing and can cut back a little for them. Gisele also did unbuckle herself at one point, but that detail must have gotten lost at some point during my various edits pre-posting (oops!). In addition, you’re totally right about the absorb attack. I picture it as the oddish firing a small ball of light that hits a target and then comes back as smaller spheres, but I should’ve explained that. Thanks again, and have a great day!

secs ago[Actually, would it be alright if I used these corrections in the story?]

Of course! I’m honored when authors do that.

I’m glad my review was helpful. Good luck on future chapters.

re: Your review to The Butler of a Champion
23 JunOri-Bott
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13317192/

Thanks, this helped a lot and I will work on this.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to…
23 JunHadronix
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/13312664/

Hello there. I do hope all is going well on your side of things. I do appreciate that you took the time out of your day to read what I have to offer, in addition to providing suggestions of your own. So, allow me to reply with a PM, since I won’t be bothering to actively update this until at least one of the fics listed as ‘Focusing’ under my profile is finished.

Capitalization of terms in the ‘Pokemon’ franchise: I’ve never really any known the grammatical standards of the mentioned fandom, so would you mind directing towards an official source and/or statement by the creators on this matter?

Desert temperatures: Yes, I’m aware of the extreme changes in temperature from day to night in deserts, I’ll go back and clarify in the fic that I’m specifically referring to Daytime hours.

The start: Personal preference. I like it when a story starts with information to establish what is ‘to be’. It gives me a sense of grounding, to make sure we’re all on the same page. Doubly so when the work trails off of canon and into AU territory, which is what I lean towards.

Dialogue: That’s simply how I developed my style. I was never deterred from using it in that fashion, and that’s how it’s going to stay.

Bestial qualities: Yes, I do, actually. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have interests in generally shunned topics. I’ll gladly go over subjects such as gore, vore, and bestiality. Besides, it also falls under the idea of making sure we’re all on the same page.

Wild Pokemon: In canon? Yes they are sparse and even when they were brought in, they were weak. The reason it’s brought up is that they are dangerous in this interpretation of Colloseum. Orre is a harsh region, the wild Pokemon should be reflected as such.

Wes’s attitude: He’s part of a criminal organization. Team *Snagem*, not Team *Wouldyoukindlyletmehaveem*. I’m not writing Wes as morraly sound, he will make decisions that are either in the grey boundary or outright ‘evil’. I refuse to believe he worked with that Team and remain ‘good’.

Grammar: And if you read that section over, you’ll notice that it’s located under the last bit of the A/N that is directed towards the ‘rediculous feud’.

I don’t care for either group here. Say what ye will, send what thy chooses to send… I ain’t budging. I type what I type, and what I type is what I type. If you like it, you like it, and if you don’t, you don’t. I developed my own style of writing over time, and that’s how I roll.

NOW, with all of that typed up…

Again, thank you for taking the time to sit down, actually read through, and give your own thoughts to me…

Rather than seeing that there’s a new Pokemon fic, then proceeding to ‘warn’ me about this debacle that I have acknowledged about in the end A/N.

Have a good one, yeah?

secs ago[I’ve never really any known the grammatical standards of the mentioned fandom, so would you mind directing towards an official source and/or statement by the creators on this matter?]

The creators are Japanese, which doesn’t have capital letters, so that’s a bit of a moot point. They shouldn’t be capitalized simply because they’re common nouns, just as “hobbit” isn’t capitalized in the Lord of the Rings books. There’s a topic on it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/55376155/1/Capitalization-Thread

[Personal preference. I like it when a story starts with information to establish what is ‘to be’. It gives me a sense of grounding, to make sure we’re all on the same page.]

Perhaps, but it’s also possible to work that information in over a longer period of time. Sometimes, jumping in without grounding can be more exciting. It makes readers ask “Where are we? What’s going on?” which can work as driving questions.

re: Dialogue, what I described isn’t a style, it’s objectively how dialogue is always formatted in English. You can look up external guides through a Google search if you don’t believe me.

re: Wild pokemon, the very first paragraph of the story says “Wild Pokemon are almost as rare as the oases that pepper Orre.” That’s so rare as to be a negligible threat, even if the ones that do appear are dangerous. If you mean for wild pokemon to be a real concern, I’d recommend changing that line.

12m agoSo, in other words, there’s no official or canon reference? Oh well, then I’m not changing. Japanese don’t use captial letters? That just means there won’t ever be a canonical answer if Pokemon is to be capitalized or not.

Oh, I agree. I’m not saying that’s how I always want it, it’s just how I usually want it.

I type how I type, and how I type is how I type. You’re the only one to have brought it up so far. If it was something that was irking everyone, then I would have corrected it. But, people can understand what is being presented, so I don’t see a reason to go through and pick through all the little details… y’know, like whether or not Pokemon should be capitalized. Why not also get onto the bit where it should include that special ‘e’ with the line above it, too?

…huh, I thought I already changed that. Whoops. I’ll get to that change… later… eventually. I got other things to type, more things to update, and *shivers* be an adult IRL.

secs ago[people can understand what is being presented]

No, they can’t. That’s exactly why grammar rules exist in the first place. For dialogue specifically, this thread has a good explanation: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/216173/173909972/1/Writing-Guide-Part-One-Grammar

[Minor changes can change the overall meaning. Farla wants to be able to write stuff like “That was a good joke,” she said, and laughed. sometimes and have people know she means something different than just that a character both laughed and said a sentence. So please pay attention to what you write.]

Moreover, this gains you nothing. You’re taking more time talking about this than it would take to make the corrections.

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