The Other Pokeauthors, Part 38

“Capitalization occurs when referring to a specific name, title, location, or set/subset of people. For instance, we refer to them as Muslims, or Christians, or Jews, because once the subset class is stripped, they have no real meaning, as they refer only to a specific group. In Pokémon, this means that referring to the species Pikachu would require capitalization because it refers to a specific group of nouns with a similar trait (like that of being a Pikachu). Now let’s look at the individual Pikachu, which has to be capitalized because it refers to only one specific set of creatures with similar body traits.

This is why we capitalize Muslims because the word refers to the group of people that adhere to the religion of Islam, and has no other meaning unless you force a stereotype. In that sense, all Pokémon names MUST be capitalized.

In addition, Pokémon itself is a title and shortened form of Pocket Monsters, a title that refers to the general subset of all creatures, each of which share a common trait.

[…]

Finally, take your British English rules and shove them up your fat ass. If you were smart enough to pay attention in school (which you obviously didn’t and is why I wasted half-an-hour on you hopeless piece of shit) dialogue can be formatted ‘”Speech.” Person word’, simply because most word processors automatically correct to that and will count ‘”Speech.” person word’ as being incorrect occasionally.”

Review
39m agoTruth of the Shadows
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12286155/

Thank you for the review. To be honest I wasn’t all that satisfied with the start myself. But I didn’t really know where else to start. I’m not sure if I want to cut that out entirely as I worked in a few small things that I want to be able to call the readers attention back to. But after looking at the forum post you sent me I have an idea for a new, and far more interesting, opening chapter. Or just opening scene depending on how far I want to take the idea.

On the other point of your review. For the time at least I am only capitalizing I pokemon’s species when it is being used as its name. Will need to change the description in my next update.

Thank you for the review and advice. I am new and still have a lot to learn and every little bit help. I see and like the primary point in your review.

re: Your review to Pokémon Catalyst
10h agoRed the Pokemon Master
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12286640/

Please don’t criticize how we write.

10h agoAnd no this does not belong under ‘Anime’ as it isn’t combining all three versions.
10h agoI mean is.

secs ago[Please don’t criticize how we write.]

That is the purpose of the review feature. If you don’t want to be criticized, you should move your story to a place where you have more control over comments, such as a personal blog. If you don’t want me specifically to criticize you, you can block me, though I would like to know why.

Thanks lol
4m agoLinkLuver01
Thanks for telling me to post my story… lol i haven’t used this site in a while! Also thanks for the grammatical help as well!
re: Your review to Becoming
9m agoLucid4you
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12287126/

Yo dude! Thanks for the tips and corrections. Cheers!

re: Your review to Shades Of Grey
1h agoViceBachelor
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12287272/

1, I’ll work on the capitalization, it’s a bad habit from my first few shots of writing, early on.
2. The age restriction was placed because it was kids (10-14) that were getting hurt. Also, Team Plasma was composed of almost entirely adults, with most kids and teens being born in.
3. I think you’d want to know that this is a first-person POV. When that was said, Grayson, was an excited teenager who’d been waiting 10 years for a pokemon. I almost included a line that said “Well, is it chooses me” but left it out because it didn’t sound right.
4. The log thing is for when a trainer has over six pokemon on him. It’s basically for the hotshot trainers like Damian that carry more than six. Also, it’s to help set up the Trainer Database for the league, like in Diamond and Pearl.If you have any more questions, let me know, and I hope that the next (and way better) chapter is out sonn

Your review
8m agoTeam-Squirtle
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12286852/

Thanks for the review! I’ll make sure to ask a beta reader in the future. Happy holidays!

re: Your review to Ash Alola lemons
3h agoThewritter1996
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12287931/

Trying to give Ash Pokemon he should have caught and make him Alola champion

secs agoNo, I mean writing an entire paragraph that’s nothing but a list. That’s really dull and off-putting. We don’t need that much information.
1h agoOkay
re: Your review to More Than That
1m agoShiningAura
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12290190/

Thanks for your input. I have now fixed those issues. :)

re: Your review to Warrior
11h agoFyreDrakon
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12288880/

I’m not so sure on your capitalization skills, man. Pokémon, and by extension the individual names, are -always- capitalized. I don’t know where you learnt that it should not be capitalized, so let me explain this to correct your error.Capitalization occurs when referring to a specific name, title, location, or set/subset of people. For instance, we refer to them as Muslims, or Christians, or Jews, because once the subset class is stripped, they have no real meaning, as they refer only to a specific group. In Pokémon, this means that referring to the species Pikachu would require capitalization because it refers to a specific group of nouns with a similar trait (like that of being a Pikachu). Now let’s look at the individual Pikachu, which has to be capitalized because it refers to only one specific set of creatures with similar body traits.

This is why we capitalize Muslims because the word refers to the group of people that adhere to the religion of Islam, and has no other meaning unless you force a stereotype. In that sense, all Pokémon names MUST be capitalized.

In addition, Pokémon itself is a title and shortened form of Pocket Monsters, a title that refers to the general subset of all creatures, each of which share a common trait.

The “mom” part was a mistake that I’m to lazy to go fix.

Now on to the part of using the line breaks for author notes. It is true that I use the horizontal line for line breaks, but when ending the story and starting my author note, I use a horizontal line immediately followed by “Cut!”

Finally, take your British English rules and shove them up your fat ass. If you were smart enough to pay attention in school (which you obviously didn’t and is why I wasted half-an-hour on you hopeless piece of shit) dialogue can be formatted ‘”Speech.” Person word’, simply because most word processors automatically correct to that and will count ‘”Speech.” person word’ as being incorrect occasionally.

My lack of the word ‘said’ is because it conveys that the message was delivered in a completely bland, robotic tone, and is devoid of emotion and feelings. My characters are not such.

Also, please don’t copy/paste your incorrect grammar rules. Not only is it ungainly, it also makes you look stupid if people see you posting on multiple stories (which they probably will). In addition, some of what you’ve pasted doesn’t apply to me, as I never used quotes for thoughts. I will clear one thing up for you, however.

You can (and in some cases are expected to) use single quotes to denote thoughts as when typing a book manuscript, large thoughts in italics looks stupid, and a mix of italics and single quotes looks stupid, and they want consistency from book to book. Double quotes always denote either speech or source material. Single quotes are thoughts, dialogue in a quote, or apostrophes.

Also, here’s a tip: never cite a thread post if you want people to think you’re being serious.

secs agoIf you’re interested in discussing pokemon capitalization, this is the thread for that: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/55376155/1/Capitalization-Thread

[dialogue can be formatted ‘”Speech.” Person word’]

Only when the narration does not contain a speech verb, as I explained. Please go to the library and read a book sometime.

[Also, please don’t copy/paste your incorrect grammar rules.]

I’m not willing to discuss this until you’ve put yourself in my shoes. If you have a problem with my methods, I invite you to do as I do and correct the grammar of every fic in the category for a week straight. Show me how it’s done! Give those poor, beleaguered authors the specialized attention they deserve! We can discuss methods afterward.

36m agoI used to be exactly like you, spreading my bullshit wisdom among the new fanfics, correcting out some of the most minor details.

That was three years ago. I’ve changed since then. Again, a thread for capitalization is not the most reputable source there is.

As to the speech verb part, I agree with you, and must not have seen it in your description.
Needless to say, I will NOT change my style of writing. I spend plenty of time revising it in such a sense and only a heartless dickbag like you would have a problem with a few inconsequential details like those.

And really? Are you so mentally challenged that you copied the last part of your reply directly from your profile? Honestly, you get on others about their grammar whereas all you can do is copy and paste your so called advice to other people. Do you really think many people will be so inspired by your blocks of text that they will suddenly become master writers?

In addition, the paragraphs you copy/paste in your reviews. They are so ugly and so, well, drab, that I cannot even comprehend how you get away with posting these things. Your eloquence is lacking (something I also found out while reading your fics, while they had decent plots you could not manage to flesh out any character in any way, shape, or form).

Now, lets analyze what you do. You, for FUN, look at new fics and scrutinize them to the inconsequential level, before sending borderline offensive reviews of copy/pasted material.

Honestly, I wasn’t even sure if they were copypasta, all I knew was that nobody would honestly try to leave a review like that and call it helpful.

There is a fine line between constructive criticism and what you post. You claim to have adopted Farla’s idea of copy-pasting paragraphs to explain writing errors to others. This is utter and absolute bullshit. I have had Farla review one of my fics (that was deleted, no use searching for it now) and (s)he was able to explain what I did wrong in eloquence a brainless moron could not even comprehend.

And I will not stoop to your level and correct the grammar of every single fic, as not every mistake deserves to be brought up in a person’s writing. At the end of the day, I am still a high-school person attempting to further my English skills as it is not even my first language. As a writer yourself, you should know when attempting perfection is futile and settling with what you have is often good enough.

Then again, you could not even bring yourself to finish your fics and did not delete them. Why waste space on the FanFiction archives with your discontinued pieces of garbage? Nobody reads them anymore, nobody cares about them, just like nobody cares about you, I’m guessing. After all, why else would anyone else stoop so low as to become a Grammar Nazi on a fanfiction site, reading bullshit threads on how Pokémon should be capitalized.

Some people pronounce it to-mah-toe, some people pronounce it to-may-toe. It is still a tomato, after all, and there is no harm done, is there?

secs ago[Again, a thread for capitalization is not the most reputable source there is.]

Yes, and? It’s not trying to be reputable, it’s trying to have a conversation. If you have an opinion about that conversation, you should further that conversation by posting it publicly instead of shouting into the void that is a PM chain.

[Do you really think many people will be so inspired by your blocks of text that they will suddenly become master writers?]

Not think, know. Many people have said they’re very helpful.

www . bartleby . com/40/0101 . html

^ But if grammar is so unimportant, you should have no trouble reading this piece written before the printing press standardized spelling and grammar. Give it a read and then get back to me.

2h agoI’m not going to post to a thread, simply because I find that a waste of time and energy.
They might be helpful, but the copypasta you use is not really best suited for everyone.That being said, what is the point of the poem you gave me? The grammar and spelling is somewhat horrendous, but it is still readable.I will not waste my time reading the poem, but I can say for sure my spelling is (hopefully) not that bad. The spelling is the only problem I can see when reading it, but I am not used to reading pieces of art like you do. Lower your standards a bit, as this is only fanfiction.

Finally, I would like to thank you, this has been an interesting discussion. I would like to ask if you could perhaps beta my chapters, but that might be a bit much, no?

secs agoIf this is all a waste of time, why are you wasting time whining about it? If it’s so unimportant and you really don’t care, don’t give me long rants about how you care very deeply about this but not deeply enough to listen to anything I say.

5m agoIt’s a stimulating discussion, to say the least. The other PM chains I have going are run by what appear to be intellectually deficient three-year-olds.

So, will you or will you not beta my chapters?

secs ago[So, will you or will you not beta my chapters?]

Will you or will you not fix the errors I already pointed out?

10m ago[Will you or will you not fix the errors I already pointed out?]

Maybe, if you beta my chapters.

secs agoWhy should I beta your chapters if you won’t fix the errors I already pointed out? If you’re just going to ignore what I tell you, I’m not going to waste my time.
Tragically, it ended there.
re: Your review to Faded Horizons
11m agoMister L
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12290715/

Thank you SO much for this review, it’s tremendously helpful!This is the first time I’m writing a fanfic (at least with my current knowledge of the English language) and all criticism would help me improve it more and more, and THIS takes the cake.

I’m already fixing the fic regarding capitalisation and will fix the dialogues I wrote using the proper format.

Thanks again for the amazing tips and review. Have an awesome day! :D

re: Your review to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Fighters of Flame
32m agoErictheCleric
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12291239/

First off, thanks for your review. It matters a lot to me!And you make a good point. Logically, I should not use capitilization on pokémon.
But I made an exception on the rule. Why? Since I’ve read stories that capitalize and ones that don’t, and I decided that the former method felt better for me. It’s a way of stylizing for me. But I’ll consider changing it for the more popular opinion later on. Thanks for pointing that out.

Whoops. That was an error of mine. I’ll get to that immediately.
I’ll look out for stuff like that from now on more carefully. Any other grammatical errors you see, I’ll appreciate greatly if you could spot and report them.

re: Your review to Tokyo Eevee Girls: EEG Squad
3m agoXxAngelicBxX
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12290315/

It’s nice to know that someone is correcting me on spellings, grammar and story selection. However, you don’t need to correct on every chapter which I post, ya hear? It’s starting to become annoying.
Thank you, um, St Elmo’s Fire?
What a weird name… Catchy, but weird.~XxAngelicBxX

secs agoWhat are you talking about? This is the only story you’ve posted.
4m agoLook, I do not know what your problem is, but can you just stop with the harsh correcting?
secs agoIf you don’t want me to review your stories, you can block me.
3m agoThe truth is, I just want someone to recognise my stories. Thank you.
???
Here’s what I think:
9m agoXxAngelicBxX
You really think you’re a know-it-all don’t you. Look, here’s the subject: Why do you think that you can just comment on anyone’s stories and say, “Oh, look, ‘questioned’ is a synonym for ‘interrogated'”Oh, please! Just stop.~XxAngelicBxX

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secs ago[Why do you think that you can just comment on anyone’s stories ]

Because this is a site with a review feature that allows people to comment on stories?

3m agoForget what I said!……. Lets just put this all behind us!

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