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Some annoying person PMed me with a form letter thing about how they don't read pokemon fanfic normally, and aren't impressed with what they've seen, but there's this pokemon fanfic that is like the bestest ever, and other people think it is like the bestest ever, so I should read it and review it and add it to my C2(s) because if the author gets more reviews they might update faster yay!

After getting a bitchy response, they thought a moment and decided that nope, the hole was not yet deep enough, so explained how much they'd love getting a copy-pasted note from a stranger heartfelt message about a totally awesome story yay, then they charged along with a terribly botched guilt trip attempt about how everybody thinks it's awesome, and I'm letting down my C2 peeps if I refuse to read it because what if I would realize it really is awesomesauce (and of course I will) and that everyone would be so much happier if they, too, could share in its awesomesauceness, and then I'd have let all those people down and think of the poor C2 subscribers! Because after you've been bitched at for not paying attention and how someone's C2 is not for random stories you think are cool, for god's sake do not pay attention to whether or not the C2 has anything to do with the story! Instead, say that another C2 manager did, and that although they didn't like it, they still added it because they figured everyone else would and they wanted to "better their C2". Because it is just that much like the emperor's new clothes awesomesauce.

Edit: Jesus christ they will not stop. They're still insisting there's some imaginary C2 I'm part of ("the larger C2 rather than the origninal trainers" one) that I should put the story in but anyway since Ash is totally OOC I should put it in the original trainer one, and yes, the only reason they even know the subject matter of one C2 is because I explicitly stated it in the last PM. Just because someone keeps saying they're not in any such C2 doesn't mean you should actually check! Oh, and they recommended Twilight to me, because they don't like it but that doesn't mean it isn't good because what do you mean you're supposed to have some sort of reasoning for saying why people should read something?

And also that their motives are pure and wonderful like newborn lambs, if newborn lambs could share with you the most awesomesauce story ever, so I should be grateful someone went through the trouble of contacting me about the story (something that is surely rare and wondrous to me).
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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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So I have a thread up to request reviews. One of the stipulations is that people don't delete their stories afterwards. RavenMewtwo asked me to review their story on Jan 9th. They don't say which story, so I ask and get a response on Jan 10th giving the title.

I review their story. Their story had...issues.

Yesterday, their story is gone.

14-01-09

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, but I've been busy with Christmas and stuff. Also, about a week after Christmas, my computer died. Unfortunately, I was just uploading a new chapter for Raven's Story when my hard-drive blew. When I finally got a new computer about a week ago , I logged on and found that Raven's Story had vanished. I have no back-ups(I'm stupid like that) and so the story has been completely lost. I am, however, working on some other things, which I hope to have up as soon as possible.


So around Jan 1st, a computer crashing while uploading a new chapter made FFN delete the story, which RavenMewtwo did not realize until about Jan 8th, when she got a new computer and went online for the first time to discover it had disappeared.

Then she asked me to review this story on the ninth and confirmed it on the tenth, I reviewed it, and the story was still up two days ago.

So yeah.

Also, Celebi96 has showed back up to inform me he has ferreted out this most secret and hidden livejournal. You may remember him as "the guy who I blame for all those crappy fic being posted in December" or possibly "the guy who started arguing with me over a friend's fic and then disappeared", but henceforth he shall be known as "the guy who was really proud of how much work he spent figuring out I have a livejournal".

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