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Fed which is a random title but I've apparently lost my ability to think of titles at some point, possibly as some sort of karmic backlash for having too many stories going at once. It's about Vriska because I love Vriska. It's posted now because I've had the stupid thing kicking around for way too long now and I want it done with.

I have more fics I'm working on for the prompt meme because it's surprisingly fun, but they are secret because anonymity is very very very very very very very very important.
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Also, kind of loopy from sleepy + coffee.

(WHY CAN'T ANYONE WRITE DIALOGUE PROPERLY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY)

And if one more person asks for a review I am taking that option off.

The stories are just so frustrating. I read two PMD-based stories in a row. Story 1 involves a trained pokemon ending up in the PMD-verse, at which point the author skillfully avoids having this premise matter in favor of all the other characters ignoring everything weird the pokemon says because it's so much more interesting to just explain the setting to us again, and then she and her other trained friend go LOL LET US FORM A TEAM AND START PLAYING POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON. Oh and also she is a special ivysaur with gemstones in her leaves that make give her superpowers.

Story 2 involves a human who was in PMD-verse getting out again along with his two formerly pokemon buddies.

One of the three is a special persian who spends all her time walking on two legs and has a special blue colored gemstone, and when they get transformed she immediately figures out they're humans and exactly how old they are. SO OF COURSE SHE IS NOT THE TRANSFORMED ONE. No. The blue haired guy became a totally normal magneton, and the blue gemstone and walking upright thing is because she's the author's self-insert or something and totally unrelated.

And then she starts making all the decisions because "I bet you'll want to go to your hometown and talk to humans after spending years trapped with no one but talking pokemon to be around" is TOTALLY EXACTLY WHAT A TRANSFORMED TALKING POKEMON WOULD SAY TO THEIR FORMERLY POKEMON FRIEND WHO THEY HAVE NEVER KNOWN AS ANYTHING ELSE. And of course they'd find pokemon strange and unusual and off-putting, but have no problem talking to humans.

Because god forbid in a story where the idea is one character is a human and the other two are transformed pokemon that the human do the work of explaining things and setting goals and having a human viewpoint. No, it's special two-legged persian to the rescue! And of course none of them behave weirdly or anything, because the point of weird and interesting premises is to ignore them so you can get on with them being regular trainers! Because there are not enough stories with regular trainers about!

I MEAN IT'S NOT LIKE A TALKING POKEMON'S RESPONSE TO THEIR POKEMON STARTER TALKING TO THEM WOULD BE TO JUST START TALKING BACK LIKE IT IS A PERSON OR SOMETHING. NO THEY WOULD BE SURPRISED AND THEN LOOK TO THE HUMAN IN THE PARTY AND START DISCUSSING IT LIKE THE POKEMON ISN'T EVEN THERE. BECAUSE WHO KNEW POKEMON COULD TALK? IT IS SHOCKING AND AMAZING AND COMPLETELY WAY MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT THAT POKEMON IS ACTUALLY SAYING TO YOU.

In conclusion, when people demand to know why I decided to summon the elder gods to devour the world, I WILL POINT TO THIS. AND THEY WILL APOLOGIZE FOR QUESTIONING MY ACTIONS.
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What the fucking fuck? People will die for this.
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Serebii's epic fail, let me show you it. In your fanfic AU you made it that way? Yes, that it the bestest evidence ever it actually works that way. How can anyone argue with that?

There is so much FAIL and WIN in the whole thread I keep waiting for it to spontaneously explode like matter/antimatter.

In other news I began consolidating fic over at Fanlib. Being there is starting to degrade my sarcasm generator. Even I don't quite know where I'm going with this.
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So, finished with Elfin. ("Finished" should not be taken to mean "resolved or otherwise brought to a satisfying conclusion for the reader" but more "so yeah, done for now".) I'm kind of disappointed that all of my commenters chose to focus on Mia's preference for blood over milk, with no one picking up on the whole bit where her mother is a married human, and her mother's son is human, and her mother's husband is human, and everyone else around is human, and she's a half-elf. That, honestly, was the idea that sparked the story. (Everyone also assumes the story is about Mia, but that's more understandable.)

Anyway, the main thing I learned was that when you're trying to upload ten chunks a day, it's bad to start posting a story that's not, technically, written up. Now to post twenty pieces of gloriously already written Lucki, further swamping the innocent pokemon category.
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I'm really enjoying myself with the lolcats. I even stumbled upon a cache of crazy fundy lolcats, as if the internet itself blesses my undertaking.

My readers seem significantly more ambivalent than the internet. While initially I wasn't getting many hits over on FFN (as I expected, I mean hello, it's Left Behind), now I am, they're just not reviewing. (This suggests that, much like Lucki, I'll get a lot of reviews at the end involving screams of "OMG this is the best/worst thing ever, I can't believe you strung us out like that. You are the most horrible/incredible author ever!") Over on Fanlib, my primary reviewer appears similarly baffled. In her most recent review she expresses confusion over why I feel cute cat pictures best represent my artistic vision, and how they're appropriate to such story elements as Israel being nuked. (The answer is that kitties are always appropriate, of course. Even for global thermonuclear war.)

Edit: WTF? Why is this picked up as a "technology" entry? Epic fail, Russian overlords.
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Posted Left Alone (working title) over on Fanlib. Because sleep is for sane people. (I'm planning to upload a new cute cat picture with each new chapter right now. It seems like a good idea. See previous comment regarding sleep, sanity.)

I'll end up posting it on FFN tomorrow or so.

Posse! Go now and read it so that any problems can be fixed before I repost it. Or send Fanlib viruses, whatever. I'm not picky.

Working

Dec. 11th, 2007 01:04 am
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So I've been working on Ice and Pokemon Revolution (Ordering all the Ice fragments on the computer, I get thirty three pieces. Yeah, that's probably the problem right there. And the timeline for PR's sixteenth chapter is utterly fucked. They give a grace period for releasing pokemon, then decide to attack (and wait a while more to get ready), then attack, then examine the data on the chips, then develop a way to fight them, then Ice goes and blows up another lab where the mass breakout failed because it's not like they'd do that first or something. Some slight reworking is possibly a good idea.)

On the brighter side I did get an idea from this for another sockpuppet game. Not that I have time to work on it, but it's the sort of idea that works better with long periods of mulling.

PR rewrite

Dec. 9th, 2007 01:10 am
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Looking over Ch16, it's just a mess. I get the impression I was rushing, because there's a lot of jumping about and really poor setup. About half the scenes are fleshed out properly, and the others are just short expositionary pieces.

Initially I thought this was bad but it gives me more room to work. I just have to check over the next chapter to see what absolutely needs to be included this chapter.
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Hey look it's DarkPersian's fanfic again.

I was curious what the third version would look like - had DP decided a full rewrite was in fact necessary? Reading on, the answer appears to be along the lines of "Hell no! I's awesome."

I have to give credit to the forumgoers for steadily jumping on the sueishness, though. I'm impressed enough by the magnitude and overall articulativeness to overlook the "I know she's totally not a sue, of course, but it maybe looks kinda slightly like one here by accident I'm sure" phrasing some of them used, and even the "LOL Lisa's unrealistic and frankly bizarre obsession with math is so funny and realistic!" bit. (Thank god Dragonfree took that part on, though.) The reviews just go and go and go! Fight sueishness, forum posters I mostly don't recognize! Fight!

Honestly, it makes me tempted to go play there. But I don't have a new sockpuppet fanfic ready... (I'd go as somebody else and post my existing fanfic, but I sense that wouldn't work for more than five seconds.)

(And when is Bleachmonster Alchemist updating? Dammit I wanna see the fireworks already!)

Ch12 Ice

Aug. 31st, 2007 09:23 pm
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Chapter Twelve, Three, of Ice is up.

Once again, ! Or don't. Just please go bury other stuff?

This is an odd chapter, since it starts off right after the events of the previous chapter, but then slips into a bunch of sequential but not especially connected scenes.

(From the reviews, it looks like a lot of people interpreted her being named last chapter as the origin of her present-day name. But no.)
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Chapter Twenty-One, HOW TO GIVE YOUR STUPID BRAT TRAINER AN EEVEE, of Unoriginality OT is now up.

One of the recurring criticisms I get is that I just tell people what's wrong rather than how they could fix it. I've always taken this to mean people don't like my suggestions on how they could fix it.

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