Author has written 4 stories for Pokémon.
You might know me as Spiteful Murkrow over on Serebii Forums and Thousand Roads, or Fobby from Archive of Our Own until May 2021 when I belatedly synchronized the name spelling of my account there with my FFN account. Don't be fooled by the different names, that's all me, and it reflects in the content hosted. I'm not super chatty, but I pop up here and there on some writing Discords where I can be chatted up if I'm online and available.
Fledglings: (In-Progress) - The fic that I'm most known for, an original setting PMD fic starring baby Lugia and a fledgling Rescue Team in a battered "7.8 - Too Much Water" world where thar be pirates and island-hopping adventure with (mostly) Saturday Morning Cartoon vibes. This a joint project between me and Virgil134 here on this site, who hosts a gaiden story from the same setting he took point on called Casting Off on his profile. FFN unfortunately is kinda dumb about handling attribution between stories with multiple authors, so if you want to make Virgil134's day, shoot him an author fav if you liked the story enough to give me one over it.
As you might have gathered from the word count, this story's kinda long at this point. For those of you feeling dicey about a story that big, it's structured in an episodic nature modeled after TV shows that's a bit more obvious on other platforms due to supporting image headers. If you want to tackle things in organized chunks, these are the following episodes and their corresponding chapter runs as specifically numbered in their titles (and not by FFN index number) in the chapter listing:
- Episode 1: Prologue & Chapters 1-3
Additionally there are some chapters that much like Casting Off (best enjoyed either immediately before or after Episode 11), function as stand-alone stories in the same setting. Three of which are canon one-shots to the story and referenced in following chapters, and one is an April Fool's Day crossover with Ambyssin's Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Guiding Light that while not canon, is a fun ride in its own right and written so that it could be understood even if you've never read anything of Guiding Light. While these chapters were written assuming everything beforehand had already been read, you can jump right to them via the following chapter numbers in the on-site index:
- Special Chapter: Auld Lang Syne ( FFN Index Chapter #27 )
- Bonus Chapter: Turbulent Roadtrip ( FFN Index Chapter #64 )
As an author's note, since Fledglings is an ongoing story, everything in the above section is subject to being change as more content is uploaded.
Context Switch: (Complete - Pending Rewrite) - A little six-part story following a hapless desk jockey's journey developing Ruby and Sapphire at the Cove Lily Motel in Hoenn alongside his Corphish and a new companion found on the job. Also the story of how you got stuck with Wynaut stationary for going through the trouble of getting a fully completed Pokédex back in the day.
NO AUDIO: (Complete) - A one-shot originating from a site challenge on Serebii Forums to write a story that has exactly zero dialogue in which weird stuff along with the occasional very unsubtle video game reference gets picked up on the surveillance footage of Sinnohan gas stations. Published as a gift fic for Umbramatic from this site using a piece of Pokéverse headcanon that he uses in his writings.
Dragonspiral's Children: (Complete) - A little three-shot story of camaraderie with a family in Icirrus City and the process of growing up with them across the years, with a perspective twist. In sore need of a rewrite, but if you can tolerate somewhat clunky prose from my earliest days as an author, it's a cute and short little pick-me-up.