Actually had an obligatory review, then did the Supernatural as well as Horror subsections because both were pretty quick. (more…)
Tag: Pokemon fanfiction
Some interesting stuff and not just from people I already know! Also, the fanfic contest and scoring continues.
A lot of stuff that really glances in the direction of saying pokemon are friends who matter, then utterly fails to bring that across. Also where we learn that physical beauty means not looking like a thief, even if you’re in thieving clothes.
A typical trainerfic with a typical shiny, a sort of out of focus fic revolving around comforting a character, a superhero sort of story set in the regular world with a pokemon falling in, a story featuring Kyurem that’s doing its absolute best to not be about Kyurem, and what appears to be setup for a sue to get Mewtwo.
A PMD fic that actually seems to be doing something unusual, and not just by starting the human-enters-game plot at a different point. Incompetent trainers. Questionable worldbuilding. One of those stories where the evil organization is kidnapping people to make them beautiful furries with superpowers, oh no, such a cruel fate.
Bunch of trainerfic. One of those where trainers are starting late and there’s almost none of them because what better reaction to criminals having pokemon than to ensure everyone else remains easy pickings, one of those where worried parents are sure the best way to protect their kid is to make sure they definitely don’t let the kid get a pokemon early and train it up first, a lot of not actually caring at all about the pokemon themselves and not actually going anywhere much with the the first chapter. Also one where it’s someone dropped into the forest and killing a pokemon to get another pokemon on their side and one where the isekai’d person gets dropped into Lillie.
‘Why is everyone writing thoughts like this? Who popularized it and how can I kill them?’
Ah, January. I was feeling lazy and I was pretty sure the fic output would be low, so I let it build up. This covers January 1st-2nd. Some isekai, some no-pokemon AUs, an actual canon divergence fic with Jessie and James, an otherwise decently written fic that for some reason wanted videogame key item mechanics included.
So, this summer I took part in a fanfic game where people pretended to be other people, and I finally went back to review the last fics because it’s that time of year.
With creepypasta apparently no longer popular, what horror fic remained made for a peaceful little stroll. One was actually good! Others were not, but in a diversity of ways.
A mixed bag today.
By the way, The Zoroark Games have concluded! I did not participate, but Farla did, and there are many other good stories there too.
Pokegirls, anti-Plasma propaganda, and a whole lot of meh.