Yeah, I definitely enjoyed writing the battle between Diamond and Gallade vs his father Riley and Lucario. Probably the most memorable moment aside from the war on the snow route. Had I finished it, I don't know if there would have been a Pokemon League. I don't even think Diamond would have completed all of the Gyms because the focus was no longer on becoming the best Trainer, it was about saving the world. However, at some point Diamond would have succumbed to asking Dawn out lol.
What I usually do when I write is map out what I want to happen, volume by volume. I have a general understanding of what I want to ultimately happen when the fic ends, but doing it by volume is easier on my mind. Like right now, volume one is my focus, but I already know how the ending will probably be. Right now, I'm looking to get done with volume one before posting my fic and then working on volume two while posting one chapter a week.
I'm glad you got that feeling! The original Elite Academy was inspired by GX and a hint of Harry Potter, but I'm going to move away from that a bit. It's going to be hard to make an academy fic without taking ideas from those two, but I'm going to try my best.
That story is what got you started, isn't it? It is indeed a crown Jewel in my opinion, I'm gonna re read it myself because of how much I enjoyed visualizing the chapters. Especially when Diamond encountered Kirlia again, that was so touching and was probably one of my favorite parts. I loved how you made Diamond such a little genius. The plot was getting so intense around the time you stopped, I was soo looking forward to it, haha. If you had finished it, was there going to be a Pokemon League?
So how do you do it? Do you have like a certain schedule you write on?
&When I read it, I kinda get the feeling I did when I started watching Yu-Gi-Oh! GX as a kid. Which is a good thing, this Elite Academy is so refreshing. Keep up the great work man
With DP, there was kind of a transition with my life that led to me ultimately never completing it despite the fact that I was pretty near the end of it. There were times where I lacked motivation and other times where I lacked time. I could have finished but I had no desire to. Someone asked me a while ago would I ever finish it and I say no because I have been away from the fic so long that I have lost touch with characters. I did however, re-read it over the summer and was entertained greatly by the plot (surprised myself lol). But, as of now, I will leave it where it is: unfinished. It was a great gem in my writing history though.
With Elite Academy though, I'm going to draw some of the same inspiration I had in DP and make it even better with original characters and such. I'm really excited about it. I should be done with Volume One by the end of November if all goes according to plan. Volume One is 8 chapters long. Actually, the first three volumes will cover the first year of the main character's time at Elite Academy.
Now that's what I'm looking forward too. You've always had such a great approach to writing, and I've always enjoyed it and watching it become even better. Quite inspiring even! So whatever happened with DP?
I'll message you with all the details and as expected, you'll be my go to guy for chapters when I start gettin' them written out.
Haha, okay awesome, Pat. You can continue to call me TK, cause it's my initials anyways lol! But yep, I've been working on Volume One for Elite Academy and I'm coming at it with a different approach. It's going to be similar in writing style to my DP series but more original, more action, and just better overall! I'm going to try to keep the chapters not too long and not too short so that I don't get burnt out. Some chapters will be longer than others thought.
If you need help with anything I could definitely give you some feedback on some concepts that you have in your mind.
I definitely feel ya about inappropriate things haha!! xD
But sure, I'm definitely interested in hearing what you've got cooked up in that brain of yours. When I'm done with a few chapters with Elite Academy, I'll give you a sneak peek. I'll have a brief synopsis soon about the plot that I will run over to you to get you interested.
Just call me Pat, that's my real name :p Dude I really liked the Academy one. I thought I was drawn into DP (and you sure as hell know I was!), but Academy just puts a spell on me when I'm reading it, I find the entire concept so interesting and I think you could probably teach me a thing or two xP I plan on getting back into the writing grind myself. I have three really good ideas for fics right now, none of them trainer fics like I was so obsessed with before xD three attempts I had, one for Hoenn, one for Johto, and one for Kanto but I didn't get too far on either of them xD lmao.
&I just been livin' life man haha. A lot of it is adult stuff that's probably too inappropriate to mention here xD ya feel me? :p lol.
So, wanna know the fic ideas I got goin' on right now?
Hey how's it going Lash! It's been quite some time! I've been fairly busy with life and its occurrences so I haven't had the chance to write like I used to, but I've been writing alot lately and I'm bringing back my academy fic. I'm still in the preliminary stages of it, but I have the first few chapters in word documents.
Remember me buddy? You used to send me sneak previews of your DP trainerfic, it was my favorite story and it inspired me to write a Hoenn fic I never got around to, but I did start on a Kanto one on my other profile :p
Haha in case you need a reminder, it's Lash (forgot all my previous info )