It is completely possible that, whilst reading said 4 or 5 fics, AD subconsciously picked up the plot elements and when thinking of something to put in there, picked this out of his brain. Thinking it is entirely his own idea.Your story is as well-written as ever, but I believe that the last couple of chapters - Chapter 29, in particular - are throwing up some serious red flags in the originality department. Simply put, Chapter 29 sounds like an amalgamation of about 4 or 5 different quality fanfics than I've either read or written in the last few years. With all of the originality you built from all this time of creating your own continent, characters, Pokemon, and even in some cases, languages, I would not only be disappointed, but I would be downright hurt if you somehow managed to blow it all in a matter of two chapters.
You know what? I never even considered that scenario when i made the evil teams of Corei. It definitely gives you something to think about. And me more to write about.The concept of Sapph and co. being in the middle-neither Light or Shadow- is also interesting.
No problem. I'm just glad you enjoyed it. Just relax and enjoy what you read. That's my motto.That said I believe some apologies are in order to AD for discontinuing the reading of his fic and whilst reading the one-shot I felt a duty to get caught back up. But then the forums crapped out on me and I had to let the modem rest for a while, countdown was on so it wasn't all bad.
Thanks for the positive review! The Elemens things will predominantly be put on hold for a while, so you'll have to make do with the information available for you for now.The Elemens thing sounds kinda cool, but I wanna know more about it. How many badges does he need to get now? I can't remember.
Glad you did. I revamped Polaroo from it's first sketch. It makes it much cuter, neh?I liked TJ, but id h take their wallets? Hmm... nd a Castform? Ok, and Silver converting colors? That's unique.
So, I like Polaroo. If Corei was real, I'd want one.
Yeah, that trend will keep up for pretty much all of saga one. Sapph feels closer to these pokemon because they, like him, were second best (OK maybe not Mogshex or Mighty) but they're willing to commit themselves totally to being the best the world has ever seen.It is me, or Saph is getting all the socially rejected and neglected pokemon? (e.g: taebrawl)
Besides that detail, I really missed this series, it is probably one of the best series of fiction in here.
Thanks. Which fic of Shrike's? I know he's also quite the seasoned writer and i've seen his works tempting me to peruse them, but i always seem to resist.I;m glad you had Silver change colors (and nicknames). It was just something unique that set the story apart a bit from other trainer fics. However, the Light guys just make me think of the Crimson Dawn from Shrike's fic, so they don't really do anything for me. In fact, I believe both teams refer to Pokemon as abominations.
It was a little rushed, wasn't it? Anyways, to answer the question, Sapph currently owns eight, but has caught ten. In order of acquisition, they are: Anuvi, Crimson, Mogshex, Mighty (formerly Silver), Ace, Zen, Grandpa, Lavender, Arcana and Cloude.All good work as usual, AD. The chapter felt oddly rushed to me, but it's still good - a very unique idea of getting a protagonist in a sticky evil team run-in by having him/her deliver pizza and waltz in to said sticky situation. And a Castform to come with? Cool, Castforms are pretty awesome - how many Pokemon does Sapph have/had now?
TJ was included to replace another character who had to make a hasty exit from the fic. More on that when the time is right.The new guy TJ is unique - in a good way of course - and he was a good addition to the chapter. Haley was rather funny in this one, as well as the fact that the mention of her and Sapph being a couple has Sapph all stammery and blushy. I wonder what his Pokemon would think about that? (I predict several jokes at his expense).
“So you two are headed for White Tower, hunh?” a large bus driver said in a nasal, bored-sounding voice.
“And what about you, Chinooka tanuka?” the large bus driver said
she added in an animated voice, “And then we go and see the science faculty!”
exactly two hundred and thirty nine years ago, on this very day?”
“’Bout a week,” T.J. said airily, scooping as much cheese as he could onto his slice.
T.J. said cordially, taking a swig of juice.
“You have your orders,” one of the shadows said enigmatically.
“Wait. Did you pack the silencer?” the first man asked sharply.
walking past his partner and out into the street
So go wait on them! And no tips!” he added as he thrust Haley into the front of the restaurant.
<Yummy, yummy, yummy!> the other Castform echoed happily.
“Ah, finally! Do come in!” the professor called cheerfully.
“Professor Robert N. Cumulos?” the skinnier one of the men inquired in a flat voice,
“Y-yes?” the lecturer said warily,
You, too, must be disposed of.”
Sapph stared up and noticed the wall of air
I've seen the whole "payback by working in a restaurant" subplot before on several TV shows, so that part really didn't surprise me too much. It was interesting to see how Sapph's first throwdown with the Light would go, and having the dudes flash-frozen by Castform was a unique way of handling things.its purplish circular head
LOL, looks like someone can't handle her new job... Wonder if they'll find whoever robbed them? I bet Haley tears them a new one...“Hey, girl! Don’tcha know how to serve anybody?”
“Shut it, you! Do you know who I am?” Haley roared back.
“Hey, are we meant to care? Just get us another pizza!”
“You wanna pizza? Take this!”