The Other Pokeauthors, Part 69

“Capital letters are only at the start of names of people/pets, or names of places like ‘Paris’ or ‘London’, or even words to describe something. A title that could contain 7 words wouldn’t have capitalized letters at the start of every word if they weren’t names of people, pets, of places. For example, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. Harry and Potter have capitalized letters at the start because they are names. ‘Deathly’ and ‘Hallows’ have capitalized letters because they are important items so they’re in the title and their name has a capital D because it is part of the name and it describes something.”

About my FanFiction
Aug 25IceMan74
Thanks for the OC and the review. I will correct the mistakes you found, except for one. (“…”) Is because that character is going to be based off of Red, and he usually doesn’t speak.
I guess I should add some of what I had in the first chapter into the prologue.
re: Your review to Constant
Aug 26ForeverFinally
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12627395/

Hi, I appreciate your technical corrections, but for the most part these would have been typos that I haven’t corrected. Furthermore it would be nice if you left review on the subject itself. I understand you’re only helping out, but this form of review is patronising and can some across as petty/rude when you don’t give incite into the story itself. If there is significant confusion with certain lines, let me know and i’ll correct them specifically.
As for the ‘Someone’ reference, i don’t really understand your critique here. The sentence itself does flow in the way you’re telling me (the comma is in the the correct place, before the speech mark). I capitalised Someone only because it was in reference to name, because the character actually knows who said the word.

secs ago[Furthermore it would be nice if you left review on the subject itself.]

I don’t watch the anime, so there’s nothing I could have given you there.

[I capitalised Someone only because it was in reference to name, because the character actually knows who said the word.]

That’s only grammatically correct if their name or nickname is literally “Someone”.

Also uh, why did you delete the story?

what you said
Aug 26AshXSerenaLover69
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12627864/

Don’t want to sound sassy. But, the title isn’t meant to be fully capitalized. Capital letters are only at the start of names of people/pets, or names of places like ‘Paris’ or ‘London’, or even words to describe something. A title that could contain 7 words wouldn’t have capitalized letters at the start of every word if they weren’t names of people, pets, of places. For example, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. Harry and Potter have capitalized letters at the start because they are names. ‘Deathly’ and ‘Hallows’ have capitalized letters because they are important items so they’re in the title and their name has a capital D because it is part of the name and it describes something. Apart from that, I really need to ask if you are some sort of author. Seeing as you seem to be very annoyed about very small mistakes with grammar. But just so you know, not everyone on this site has the knowledge of people like Shakespeare, or Charles Dickens. Pretty much everyone on this site has either just started writing, or has only been writing for about 1 year or less, therefore, they only know either the basics of grammar and the skill to compose stories, or they are a little more advanced than the regular poster on this site.

secs ago[For example, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. Harry and Potter have capitalized letters at the start because they are names. ‘Deathly’ and ‘Hallows’ have capitalized letters because they are important items so they’re in the title and their name has a capital D because it is part of the name and it describes something.]

…How did you write all that out and still miss “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”? Please google “English title capitalization rules”.

[Apart from that, I really need to ask if you are some sort of author.]

I am, same as you. You can see my own stories on my profile.

I’m well aware that not everyone is well-versed in grammar. That is why I educate people in grammar. Just to be clear, you do realize my review is not in any way a judgment or condemnation, right? Observing a mistake and telling you how to fix it is a neutral statement.

2m agoOhhhh my bad. Sorry I thought you were one of those ducks who critesizes literally everyone. I understand now. But I have a suggestion. Start with telling people about the small mistakes in their chapters, and when they’ve gotten used to using better grammar, tell them the bigger ones and keep going up so they understand it a bit more.
 
re: Your review to The Equilibrium Of Pride And Shame
Aug 26Anithimous374
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12629112/

Thanks for the contstructive criticism; I have made a few adaptations due to it but I would also like to say that the thoughts are bolded because I use italics for emphasis on certain words rather than for thoughts due to the fact that sometimes it’s kind of difficult to notice which may be confusing for some. Also, the reason for me using Pokemon shall probably be revelead in later chapters where they shall behave less like humans and more like animals. I hope this gave you a more meaningful insight into my thought process.

secs ago[thoughts are bolded because I use italics for emphasis on certain words rather than for thoughts]

This is also standard practice. It isn’t usually confusing, because you don’t often emphasize entire sentences, so it’s clear when things are supposed to be thoughts. (You can also use no marker and just make thoughts look like narration.) If you need emphasis within a thought, standard practice is to reverse the normal format and de-italicize the emphasized words.

re: Your review to Remastered
Aug 27Xuric
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12629929/

Firstly, thanks for the review.

Secondly, I thought I’d already categorised this as anime, but it seems that for whatever reason that didn’t take. Cheers for pointing that out.

Lastly, could you point out where I’ve wrongly capitalised pokemon names? Other than the start of sentences and for Meowth, I thought they were all lower case. Probably just some slipping under the radar from my proofing, though I haven’t noticed any yet leaping out at me, so if you could draw my attention to these it would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Xuric

secs ago[The time has come for Ash to begin his Pokemon Journey.]

^ There. It does seem like you were good about not capitalizing it otherwise, though.

30m agoHaha, well I’ve sorted that now. By the way you went all in on the attack I thought that I’d messed up every other line or something.

Xuric

3 Comments

  1. CrazyEd says:
    Capital letters are only at the start of names of people/pets, or names of places like ‘Paris’ or ‘London’, or even words to describe something.

    Huh, well… that’s a new one. Thankfully.

    But just so you know, not everyone on this site has the knowledge of people like Shakespeare, or Charles Dickens.

    I dunno, both of those authors lived in a time before wildly standardized grammar and spelling, so they probably just capitalized whatever the fuck they felt like. I know for a fact Ben Franklin was known to capitalize Important Things for Emphasis. But you should read some of the things Abigail Adams wrote. She just loved ramming commas into sentences to spice them up. She was a very intelligent woman, with a lot of interesting thoughts, but as far as putting them down on paper… her writing was unusual even for the day.

    Pretty much everyone on this site has either just started writing, or has only been writing for about 1 year or less, therefore, they only know either the basics of grammar and the skill to compose stories

    This is a pretty interesting thing to put into the Sociological Theory of FFN binder.

    Sorry I thought you were one of those ducks who critesizes literally everyone.

    Let’s hope they don’t find this site, then.




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    1. Act says:

      Shakespeare is a great example because he was notorious for inventing words and phrases and then relying on context for them to make sense.




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  2. CrazyEd says:

    It’s kind of fitting that English venerates this man so much. His plays are mostly just bawdy sex jokes in between scenes of dudes stabbing each other, told mostly using words he made up.




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