But your username is awesome! And makes you ashamed by not realizing that it's formatted like the time in the first few months you saw it on the forum! (What, haha, no, that isn't, uhh, personal.) IN MY DEFENSE, my adoration for Mudkip wasn't meme-fueled, which may be even rarer than non-meme-fueled loving for Marshtomp.
No prob, your secret's safe with me. I'm sure DM will never find out about that review... Haha, I did finish the rough first draft that day, although I did a bit more revising yesterday before posting it. And those ideas are awesome! I find the second idea with the Bulbasaur and Charmander the most interesting, but all of them seem like great takeoff points for fics! Now all we gotta do is get you a bit more motivation...
That's definitely a big plus! "Fake it til you make it" may be a world view at this point but it's nice to know you can turn off the fakeness while still enjoying the job. XD
Well, I do remember this one user who really went personal in terms of their critiques, sprinkling their reviews with jabs and insults to the author. The details are a bit hazy at this point so I may be making that look worse than it actually was, but I did think it was intimidating since I remember that reviewer targeting newbies like I was back then. I was in the receiving end of one of them, too, but I do remember that while it was discouraging, I eventually just put it behind me.
But yeah, it's great that the community's more "mature" in a sense! And well, at least you'll find a lot of people appreciating your works here!
Heh, thanks! I'm looking at it the opposite way, actually, in that I had no ideas coming for the holiday prompt but the crossover idea seems really interesting to try out, especially since I haven't really written fanfic that isn't about Pokemon. And if I could I'd definitely put you up as recommendation for Reviewers' Feature! You've done way more reviewing than I have so they'll have more material to work with.