It's "I Come Anon"
Hey, thanks for making my day! :D I'm especially glad you feel that Chapter 3 made an impact. I was kind of worried while writing it and thinking "If this doesn't grab people then none of what follows will work." And with Pokeball science I was thinking "I hope this doesn't bore people," so that's a relief too if you liked it. Most of all it's hugely reassuring that you see more in Travis and Krissy than the stereotypes. I won't deny that in my head they originated as a pretty familiar template, but I want all of the main six to be their own characters by the end of the story. They have a few surprises left between them, and if everything goes to plan the best stuff is yet to come. :)Holy crap I am loving this fic. Like...it was fun in the beginning. I enjoyed it. But now? Damn, you've got me hooked.
I really, really like the split perspectives between the adults and the kids, because it lets you have a dichotomy in the outlook on Team Rocket that not a lot of fics get. Like, there's usually the sliding scale between "gritty realistic villains" to "bad guys who can totally lose to kids with moxie". It's really rare to see a fic do both!
And like...in the beginning, I didn't mind our protagonist kids, but I wasn't totally enamored with them either. Jason and Travis seemed like your typical overambitious boys, and I couldn't really get a read on Krissy besides her being the more mature one, which is fairly typical for the lone girl in a trio. And then Chapter 3 happened, and then all of the fear and regret and self-doubt plaguing Travis made me immediately fall in love with him, which made it all the more heartbreaking that his Pokemon is trapped in stasis indefinitely. Also I like how Krissy is a bit more reserved than the other two, but "reserved" doesn't mean "quiet" in this case, and her zest for battling really sets her apart from a lot of similar characters
I love the random detours the narration sometimes takes to randomly throw in side details for pure flavor. I love all the worldbuilding details. Pokemon science is MY JAM, and all the detail put into the mechanics of Pokeballs was great. I love how intimidating you managed to make a Rocket grunt. Lots of fics have intimidating officers or executives, but a grunt?! That moment when they all pulled together to knock out Ursaring and then the grunt sends out another Ursaring was such a huge "holy s***!"
There's so much detail put into how Derek's job functions being that deep undercover! And I can't wait to see the details you put into the inner workings of Team Rocket (being a TR writer myself).
Man, I'm definitely following this one closely from here on out.
We'll see some of the inside of Team Rocket pretty soon, and I hope it lives up to your expectations. I'll have to check out your TR fic when I have time. I love the banner in your sig, very nicely done! And seriously, thanks a ton for reading and reviewing.
Just so you all know, the next chapter is coming probably within a week's time. Two games I'd been looking forward to for years came out very recently, so that took me out of my regular workflow for a bit. >_>