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Author has written 13 stories for Warriors, Danny Phantom, Pokémon, and Drake & Josh.
Alice Thompson has done a Chinese translation of my one-shot, Cut Off, which can be found on this site! Thank you!
I, Anonymous1O1, hereby pledge from this day (Wednesday, March 15, 2017) forward to leave at least one review on every single story I read in an attempt to combat the current FFN review drought. If you wish to help assist in fighting the drought, then please CP this pledge to your profile and change the name and date as appropriate.
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A List of People to Watch Out For
Please note that this is only my advice to you. It's up to you if you follow it.
Farla - Likely one of the rudest, most arrogant people I've encountered on this site. Every January, she goes around and leaves "constructive criticism" on the first chapters of newer and shorter stories. I'm a fan of constructive criticism, but the way she dishes her's out is rude, demeaning, arrogant, and at times incorrect. For example, she tells people not to captialize Pikachu, Buizel, and other Pokémon species names "because you wouldn't capitalize words like mouse and lion". This is wrong on so many levels. Not only is she saying that the canon is wrong, but she's trying to compare what would be the equivalent to Latin species names in Pokémon to common words like mouse or dog. She has also straight up called people stupid in reviews before. She is also near impossible to reason with, and bites the head off anyone who tries. As if this isn't enough, she reposts some of the PM conversations she has with people who respond to her reviews on other public sites, without permission. Bottom line is, either block her or ignore her.
St Elmo's Fire - Similar to Farla, they go around and tell people not to capitalize Pokémon species names. Elmo is not nearly as rude as Farla, but that doesn't mean their reviews are any more welcome or helpful. Most of their reviews are made up of 90% nitpicking and paragraphs copy-pasted from Farla's reviews, and 10% helpful information. They can definitely be rude, but their reviews are more along the lines of picky and obnoxious than straight up hate.
CurryDumplings - Another member of the "I Know Everything About Writing" squad. This member has an entire ranking system for reviewing fanfics, which is strange to me. But that's not the reason they're here- the reason is because they're another example of the arrogant fellow who thinks it's perfectly okay to walk onto any story and belittle someone for even the smallest mistakes.
Red satoshi ketchum - A known flamer on this site. Basically, he's one of those obnoxious people who can't handle being blocked, and as a result resorts to trashing people with guest reviews.
Aurora.Wesker - Another troll who can't handle being blocked. Known to create numerous accounts just to harrass someone who has blocked him.
Nocturnal Leghorn - A massive jackass who thinks that it's acceptable to leave shit on others' stories. His logic is that people who can't handle mean reviews should leave fanfiction. He's also a petty little shit, since he belongs to a community called "Steaming Pile of Crap" where he and a couple of his friends upload the stories of people who he has harrassed. Some of the stories in there are actually good, further proving that it's some kind of revenge tactic.
AUAnimeFicsFan2000 - The founder of "Steaming Pile of Crap". That should tell you all you need to know about this person.
My Response to All of the Stereotypes on Adult Pokémon Fans
This is an issue that affects me personally, and so I want to address it. If any of you out there feel ashamed for being older and liking Pokémon, don't be. No matter what "society" tells you, there is nothing wrong with it.
"Anyone who likes Pokémon and is over 20 is an ugly virgin."
First of all, if you EVER use the "ugly virgin" argument in any conversation to try and defend your point or categorize a group of people, you won't do yourself any good. This argument screams "I'm extremely insecure" like you wouldn't believe.
But to debunk this argument entirely, thousands of Pokémon fans have girlfriends/boyfriends or are married. TheJWittz, Leonhart, PrimetimePokemon, and pokesoup are all examples of Pokémon fans who are either married or engaged. Many more who I've found have spoken of an SO of some kind, or have even introduced them to prove that they're not lying. While some marriages are sexless, you are full of B.S. if you ever try to tell me that every single Pokémon fan who is married is still a virgin.
In addition, the assumption that all Pokémon fans are ugly is very similar to how everyone once stereotyped gamers as ugly. Now, everyone's view on whether or not an individual is physically attractive differs, but there are some off of the top of my head who I think we all could agree are not straight up ugly. Michael from MandJTV Pokevids, Leonhart, UnlistedLeaf, MunchingOrange, Chris Sanders, and Benjamin Behrens, to name a few.
And if you're ever arguing with someone, and they tell you that those people probably got married because their SO felt bad for them or wanted fame/money, just quit the conversation, because that person is extremely insecure AND full of bullshit.
"Pokémon is made for kids, and therefore nobody over 12 should play it."
If you haven't noticed, the rating on Pokémon is "E for Everyone". Not "Kids 4 - 12". Not "For children only". Yes, the game is made for a target audience of children. However, that by no means makes the game for children only. Competitive battling is geared toward adults, and a lot of fan games are made for people 17 and over. Go to a Worlds tournament for Pokémon and see how many adults show up. Try having an 8-year old explain IVs and EVs. Have a 4-year-old tell you how to win a Pokemon TCG battle. Have a 9-year old find and explain every sly joke and innuendo in the anime.
If someone enjoys something and that thing isn't illegal, then who cares if it's for kids or not? Playing Pokémon at 21 is a hell of lot better than getting drunk every night.
"You're immature/not a man if you play Pokémon."
Just because something doesn't have an M for Mature label on it doesn't make its fans immature. Sure, there are immature adults who play Pokémon, but most of us fans who are old enough to he considered adults are mature. Most of us go to college, have a job, and pay bills just like everyone else.
And quite honestly, getting drunk as fuck, smoking weed to solve your problems, and laying every girl you find at a party isn't mature in my book. Those things, however, are "adult", so that means that they're automatically okay to do by these people's standards.
In case you still aren't convinced, I know a U.S. Marine who plays Pokémon (as do some of his Marine friends), and he's a combat vet. If you want to call that person immature, go ahead. I'll just sit back and laugh.
"Pokémon fans are socially inept."
As I said above, plenty of fans have SOs. Many more, like myself, have friends and socialize like regular human beings. I don't really get why being into Pokémon automatically makes you a shut-in who can't communicate with others. 90% of us are able to go to the store, go to school/work, visit a restaurant, etc. and interact with the people there just fine. This argument is extremely ignorant, in my opinion, and proves that whoever is using it has no clue what a Pokémon fan is like outside of that one time they saw some random introvert hiding in his dorm, who happened to be playing a Pokémon game. FYI, we aren't all like that. In fact, most aren't.
Bottom line is, if you enjoy Pokémon, then that's fine. Never let society tell you that you can't like Pokémon just because you're an adult. And for those of you who think that Pokémon is childish, keep your mouths shut about it. If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all.
A true Pokemon fan is someone who will defend it when someone makes fun of it. It is someone who will love over anything else no matter what age and is not afraid to shout it out to the world. A true Pokemon fan will encourage others to learn the important meanings that Pokemon holds. And you'll love Pokemon forever and ever. If you are a true Pokemon fan, then copy this onto your profile! Help Pokemon rule the world!! Copy this onto your profile!
Indigo League: 10-12
Orange Islands: 13
Battle Frontier: 15
Kalos: 17-18 (Yes, I know this screws up Ash and Serena's backstory. I will explain that headcanon later.)
Indigo League: 11-13
Orange Islands: 14
Battle Frontier: 16
Indigo League: 15-17
Battle Frontier: 20
Pokemon Life Expectancies
So I'm all about making Pokemon more mature and more realistic now that I've gotten older. Part of that is developing a headcanon that Pokemon don't live forever.
On average, an owned Pokemon that is well taken care of will live for around 12 - 15 years, reflecting the life expectancy of most animals. Larger Pokemon will live longer, usually for around 20 - 25 years. Humanoid Pokemon live the longest, with a life exptectancy of 50 - 60 years.
The life expetancy of a wild Pokemon is usually half of its trained counterpart. Evolving can extend a Pokemon's life expectancy, which is why it's often biologically ideal for a Pokemon to evolve.
All Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are either immortal or have extremely long (as in hundreds of years) life expectancies. Due to the power of their auras, Lucario have the longest life expectancy of any mortal, non-Legendary/Mythical Pokemon, living on average for 70 - 80 years.
Obviously, Pokemon that are spirits possessing objects or ghosts in general are immortal. Pokemon that are basically sentient man-made objects (i.e. Klinklang, Klefki) are immortal as long as they aren't severely damaged.
Ships I Support
PokeShipping - My OTP. I'm currently compiling a complete reference/guide to AAML, so that should tell you how I stand on this ship. Complete, long-ass explanation of my love for PokeShipping might come in the future.
RocketShipping (Jessie x James), WishfulShipping (Iris x Cilan), FourthWheelShipping (Max x Bonnie), PalletShipping (Ash x Gary), IkariShipping (Dawn x Paul), HandymanShipping (Tracey x Daisy), ContestShipping (May x Drew), DiamondShipping (Delia x Giovanni), ElderShipping (Delia x Professor Oak), ColdCoffeeShipping (Barry x Paul), PenguinShipping (Kenny x Dawn).
Ships I Don't Support
*This is not meant to hate on anyone who supports any of these ships. This is just my opinion.
AmourShipping - I just can't get behind this ship. Serena's crush on Ash is sweet, but it always felt like the writers were trying to force them together. It just doesn't work. They don't have very much chemistry in my eyes; I always see Ash as more of a mentor/brother type toward Serena. PokeShipping progressed naturally throughout Misty's time as an MC on the show and beyond; her and Ash started off as rivals/frenemies and grew into best friends with sure feelings from Misty's side and likely feelings from Ash's. Amour, on the other side, felt unnatural. Yes, Serena kissed Ash. I'm fine with that. It's to be expected, since she had such an undeniable crush on him. However, in my eyes, Ash doesn't feel the same way. His reaction to the kiss proves that; he reacted pretty much the same way he has when any other girl (Melody in particular coming to mind) kissed him. I'm fine with AmourShippers (aside from the ones who act bratty and hate on Misty just because she's a potential love interest for Ash), but I just don't like the ship.
OrangeShipping - I can buy Tracey having a crush on Misty... maybe. But them as a couple? No way. There's no chemistry, Tracey is too goofy for Misty (not in the same way as Ash), and Tracey works so much better with Daisy. Not to mention that I'm not a huge fan of Tracey, and I am a huge fan of Misty, so...
GymShipping - Misty and Brock have no chemistry. 0. They work perfectly as best friends and fellow Gym Leaders, but not as romantic partners.
I will be adding more soon... I can't think of/find some ship names for pairings right now.
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