I've been distracted from all the writing I was planning to do this week . . . I mean, I have got a lot done, but nowhere near as much as I was planning to do, and nothing at all on Champion Game. :/
Well, I can see that it would be harder to pull off with inexperienced Trainers, yeah. And I try not to have the Pokemon operate completely of their own accord, but rather have the Trainers guiding them a bit more generally. For example, err:
“Torkoal, Magcargo, hold on in the middle there! Arcanine, Ponyta, try and get around the sides! Houndour, cover the back with some Flamethrower attacks!” To their credit, her Pokemon adapted to the situation as well as she could have hoped they would. Without needing to be directed into specific techniques – something for which she was endlessly grateful – her battalion of Fire-types spread out as she had ordered. While the cavern was low – the Magma grunts clearly had not thought a high, arching ceiling a necessary architectural feature – there was a surprising amount of room to maneouvre.
That's pretty much all the orders Flannery gives for the rest of the battle. Then stuff goes crazy and fire goes everywhere. Also, I believe that there's only one move named in the rest of the battle - other than Flamethrower up ^ there - even though various Pokemon use Fire Fang, Fire Blast, Overheat, Poison Fang, Crunch, Light Screen and Lava Plume. It's up to the people reading to work out which they are.
Well, League Rules are good because if you don't use them, any old Trainer can jump out and challenge you to a six vs however-many-you-have battle and send them all out at once. So on the whole, I tend to use them for all Trainer-vs-Trainer battles. But when it gets into unofficial stuff, there's no reason to actually use the rules. Except if
one of the participants is a psychotic criminal who is threatening to kill millions of people if the other participant does not acquiesce to her whim.
You didn't hear that from me.
Original? Hmm, thank you! I tend to base my writing style off authors whose work I admire, so it's interesting - albeit flattering - to hear that.
lol, yeah. I need to get back to releasin' chapters, and writing haha. I haven't written anything in like, three days. Been partyin', lol :P
To be honest, I've been doing something a little similar. It's not exactly like your concept, there is still trainer dialogue seeing as my main one is a beginner, but there are moments where the Pokemon act completely on their own.
I really only like to use Pokemon League rules in gym battles. But you did just spark an idea in my head of how to handle Team Rocket when I introduce them.
Damn, that's a lot of words, haha. I like you writing style, it's very original.
Yeah, I saw that. You joined on the 15th, last visited on the . . . 15th. I was wondering where that referral came from all of a sudden.
OH MY FREAKING GOD YES THEY ARE. *is writing one right now* I'm experimenting with a new way of writing them, actually - minimum Trainer interaction, maximum power. So rather than trying to yell out every tiny detail of every strategy you come up with, you stfu and let the monsters do what you trained them to do. It only works in c+c because I'm dealing with highly experienced Trainers, though - current matchup is Flannery versus Maxie. (Dayum, there is fire EVERYWHERE.)
Also it helps that it's a five vs three free-for-all. I mean, when dealing with criminals like Maxie, there's no real point in following official Pokemon League battle rules, do you?
In other words, yes, my writing is going well, thank you. Chapter One stands at, erm . . . 5,407 words, and the end should tide us over comfortably into the six thousands. Maybe even seven, depending on where I decide to put the next big scene.
That's one of the things about being an artist, I guess. But I'm glad to hear you're going through with c+c, I'm also looking forward to it. I'll have to keep an eye out there then- I've only signed on like once since I joined XD;
So how is your writing going? I just spent nearly four hours writing music, so I'm in no mood to write any chapters right now, haha. However, I am almost done with the first volume of my OT fic. Writing battles is fun, ain't it? haha
I have so many unwritten ideas I couldn't even begin to give you a number. Many of them should really stay as just that - ideas - for one reason or another, but others really make me sad to see them go. I'm looking forward to c+c too, tbh. :D (By the way, I have a tentative release date of August 14th for Chapter 1 over at Bulba. Still undecided as to whether I should post it here.)
Yup yup, good luck! (god I sound like Bidoof what)
Yeah, idea fly like bullets. Most of them never make it to paper, but every now and then one (like c+c) goes a lot further. It's a little sad to think about all the ideas that never quite made it, though.
Oh, I didn't know that, haha. I don't think I'd have enough time during the day to do that though, lately I've been all up in here at night, haha.
A concept I was thinking is having some Pokemon around that are around in modern times, but much larger, different, and vicious in appearance and nature. But I'm gonna have to do some plannin' for this fic, pickin' out which Pokemon would be not vicious or vicious by nature. And that's just the beginning I have thought out for now though, I have to think of a way for him to get back (probably something with Celebi, meaning I'd have to put some mysticism in the fic), and maybe even him going to the past to the time he was supposed to go to fix the problem.
a) I totally forgot about that and b) not necessarily. I have a mic built into my laptop, but I hardly use it. Skype is text-based as well as speech-based, so I usually just plug in my headphones, listen and type. :3
Ooh, that sounds nifty. Jurassic Pokemon would be cool to see - have they evolved in the past 100 million years? Are there lots of dinosaur Pokemon? Obviously there'll be the likes of Cranidos and Aerodactyl, but there have to be others for sure. Interesting. And the whole idea of a trainer out of his natural habitat - so to speak - is interesting as well.
I don't see the point in it either, but I wouldn't doubt if anyone wound up with some great Pokemon as a result of it. Especially shiny Pokemon, that would be nice to get. But don't you need a mic for skype?
But I like listening to you ramble about your upcoming stories, lol. Anyways, the idea starts with Gold, champ of the Johto region. Something goes wrong in the past that drastically starts to alter the future, so Gold, the only qualified trainer, is chosen to go back in time to fix whatever is wrong via time machine. When Gold is getting sent back, something goes wrong with the machine, and it sends him back much further than he was supposed to go, to the Jurassic era. He has his Pokemon with him, but the Pokemon in that era are larger and wayy more ferocious, so even with his powerful Pokemon, he is at a disadvantage with no Pokemon centers. So he has to fight for survival and think on his feet.
I toyed with the idea of entering the Yu-Gi-Oh tourney (I do play) but decided against it in the end. And I don't really see the point of the Egg Swap, but it's so popular for some reason! Also, you can download Skype for free from their website if you wanted to join in.
Sure, go for it! You listened to me ramble on about c+c, so it's the least I can do! Besides, I'm intrigued.
Breaks are always good. I wish I had a DS and Skype so I could compete in that egg swap event, or the Skype. That sounds like it was fun. I probably would've entered the YGO tourney if I still played, haha XD
So hey, do you wanna hear this fic idea I got the other day that I might start working on soon?
Yeah, kind of a break, I guess. The GT's fun, actually. I've been participating in the Skype event for the last couple days, as well as entering the Manga 'Translation' event, the Pokemon Song Parody event, the MENSA quiz, and a couple of others. I just need to sit down and write an entry for the SWC, though . . . I haven't even started.