Also I was amused by the point you made that 90% of female protagonists in Pokefic are the same spunky tomboy and it reminded me why I love writing a weak protagonist whose only redeeming trait is Determination. Or how there’s always a male rival/traveling companion for straight romancing (whyy). Which is also why I’m looking forward to finally reaching the chapter where I sideline all my male characters and reveal that my protagonist trio was always intended to be three girls ever since the prologue. 8)
First off, YAAAAASSSS to that last line. 8) Trio of girls kicking *** and saving the world ys plz
Second, I think that's why I like Jade. You don't force her to fill that whole "I am a ~strong~ female protagonist" role. While, sure, you mention she's determined, I always felt like not making her a tomboy also makes her more aware of the world around her. She's not trying to be the focus of attention, and while, yeah, she's trying to save the world, she's not trying to do it singlehandedly. She recognizes that she needs help. She knows she's a bit of a coward, and she's driven by her fear, uncertainty, and curiosity all in one. So she just feels like a deeper character overall, which in turn makes it so much fun to see how she reacts to a plot that keeps trying to single her out. That and she's more of a team player, so it's just interesting to see how the plot interacts with her when she's clearly more of a cog in the machine than a leader—or at least she sees herself as that.
Or at least that's what I've gotten so far. XD; I admit I've got to sit down and finish your latest chapter. BUT TL;DR, JADE IS INTERESTING. THANK YOU. 8D
Just letting you now I maaaaay be reading Legendarian Chronicles in honor of its fifteenth anniversary and quite enjoying it. Not sure when I'll have a review up, especially since I'm also trying to get back in the groove of reviewing - it'll probably depend on how much of it I have the energy and attention span to read in each sitting - but I'll have it up eventually.
Also, I've left you alone on it for a while now, but do you think you could get a push to finalize that commission? I know you were almost done linearting Gil last time I checked at least.