Winter can't come soon enough
I mean... it took a little while in Explorers, but ultimately collecting them allowed for a good thing to happen. So, you can make the argument it really has never god badly.Time Gears, huh. Well, going after those never went badly for anyone.
It's a bit of foreshadowing, but also an Easter egg. Here's a visual, if you want:I don't know what 'Jamba Heart' is in reference to (it sounds like a flavour of soda);
It is supposed to be like a runaway train, so mission accomplished! :VI feel like Zero's anger is getting in the way of her long-term planning here, since she murders Xatu for short-term gain instead of keeping him around to benefit from his knowledge. Not that this is anything new. The more we see of her, the less she seems to be in control of her plan, such as it is; it feels like a great big idea barrelling along like a runaway train, dragging her along with it. Which appears to be borne out by how consistently she underestimates Nicky. Just like … talking about offing him when she really should know he's probably hanging around listening in.
For what it's worth, in the Alola games, some Ultra Wormholes have a tendency to consistently pop up in one general area.Also, man, it's weird how interlinked all these people's lives were before they got sucked into the pokémon world. I wonder if there's something about this area that makes dying and waking up as a pokémon more likely? Maybe all the formerly human protagonists of the PMD games came from here.
That's a fair complaint. I went back to make some changes about the 'why' and tried to change the naming from 'good Metang' to 'guild Metang.'The point about the two metang combining is a little confusing, I think – I'm not sure I quite get why this happened, even if you explain how.
How you pronounce it is open to interpretation. It was more of a commentary on the fact that teens are nasty little urchins. I was expecting someone who commented on some sight to bring up the "Gaylian" thing, but it didn't happen, surprisingly. Which is fine by me.Moving on from blatantly made-up words, Gallian! I'm guessing that was the character you were talking about having an obvious pun on his name that you were surprised nobody had made, right? I think the reason I couldn't figure that out is because I've been pronouncing that like “galleon”, so the pun really didn't suggest itself at all. Okay. Mystery solved. Neato.
In all honesty, I was kind of drawing a bit from Futurama in that regard. But I know you like things a lot more nuanced, so I'm not surprised you didn't like this.The Salazzle/Marowak sequence is … okay, I guess. It feels a bit obvious, in some ways? Like, I seem to have seen this scene a thousand times before, where the heroes are captured by people who insist they're the ones to blame for everything going wrong, because apparently these people live under a rock and haven't noticed the massive, world-shifting events going on right under their noses.
I did go back to explain that the Volcanic Wastes are a geographically insulated area, so its inhabitants are relatively cut-off from the world compared to Horizon's other communities. If that's any consolation.You did such a good job of showing how the effects of what's happening have rippled right the way across the world in previous chapters that these weird, insular societies of sexy volcano lizards (
terribleamazing band name: Sexy Volcano Lizards) and dancing bone enthusiasts (less striking, but still acceptable as a band name) falls a bit flat by comparison. Perhaps that's just me. I don't think I'm the intended audience for this sort of thing, particularly all the supposed comedy around attraction and manipulation and petty tribal rivalries that turn out to be historically baseless because the two groups used to be one. I find that stuff tiresome at the best of times, so I feel like I was never going to enjoy it here, no matter how well it was executed.
I'll take it! Especially since I'm a filthy casual who could never get through a Souls game.Ooh, lightning spear. I'm a big fan of lightning spears; I think we should have them in more media. The Souls buff in me is also tickled by the idea of a dragon of all things wielding lightning spears, but that's not really relevant.
And it loves you, too. <3Look at this abomination of a contraction! I love it.
Which is exactly why Tapu Fini chewed him out for his behavior. She knows.I mean, Braviary's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I didn't have him down as that unobservant. He can't have not noticed – and that means he deliberately didn't react to it, which makes him not only criminally irresponsible but also a bad friend.
"Bulu not see what wrong with picture."There is something very Bulu about deciding to yell at someone from the other side of the room instead of getting up to join in the conversation like a normal person.
I take it that means you've never played a Mario RPG then, because it's almost always seven MacGuffins.I dunno, Shane, sometimes it's three or five, too. I'm actually not sure I've ever seen seven. Frankly, that seems excessive.
Fair enough. XDThis from someone who has got into multiple fights that took place pretty much entirely due to errors of judgement. Gotta love that total lack of self-awareness.
I didn't find in that condescending, for what it's worth.Aw, she's trying to join in. That's adorable. (That, uh, sounded less condescending in my head.)
That's true. Fixed!Seems weird and sort of ridiculous to wait literally years to tell Tessa about meeting Team Poképals.
Nobody. She did, however, hear Silvally speak. His voice isn't a guttural baritone like it was with the mask on, but he still sounds distinctly male.How. How on earth could she have told this. Seriously, who exactly can look at a being so foreign it's difficult to even tell what taxonomic order they belong to and immediately divine something like that?
Hate to burst your bubble, but Serperior did kinda kill Volcanion, so we won't be seeing or learning much of him. In a sense, this fic got a bit meta with how irrelevant Volcanion is as a Pokémon. Anyway, thanks again for reviewing! ^^Anyway, I'm intrigued to see what's going on with Volcanion; I am only really tangentially aware that that's a species that even exists, since as far as I know it's like never once been referenced in a single game.