Read some of the comments for bnb's article on the planned live action Pokemon movie. I think I'm seriously losing my grip on reality. Either that or there are actually people who think that an American "Detective Pikachu" movie sounds like a good idea.
"Blame it on Ryo," lol. I think I can see your story trouble, there. My impression last time I watched 02 was that Ken didn't hate the Chosen Children until they started beating him on a regular basis. That's too bad about your draft, but if you weren't happy with it then that's the way it goes.
I'm trying to think of what defines Armadimon's character, and I'm drawing blanks. xD He and Hawkmon could have definitely used some more development. I recall Veemon having a bit more personality.
So, is that an invitation to send you something like fifty one-sentence VMs about 02? I may have to do that rewatch after all, lol.
As for my story, we're still a few weeks away from the last old chapter, and the new chapters are all longer than the old chapters so you're not really as far behind as it seems for now. And I will always approve of someone reading Card instead of fanfiction, ha. A few months ago, before I started my extended blitz, I read Lost Boys for the first time, which was the most intimate look I've seen into Card's understanding of his religion so far. Also just a very unnerving story; Gallowglass in particular gave me shivers.
You are a wicked one, Anon. I have not even looked at that thread in days because I do not want to deal with it. And if I do post the dubbed song, I'd probably get personally blamed for it and given a six-page diatribe about why Butter-Fly is the better song for Tri. And then something about the Zero Two epilogue because why not.
Speaking of the Zero Two epilogue (which I do really enjoy, which also means that I do know what Takeru's son looks like), my Zero Two fic is...a hot mess. And we can all blame Ryo for it. I was going to include Ryo into the story as more of an explanation for Ken becoming the Kaiser and hating the Chosen Children, but then I just didn't know where to go with Ken after he wasn't the Kaiser anymore. So I thought about it, and I'm going to have to rearrange the plot and everything.
So while I have finished a rough draft of book 1 (of five!), it will most likely be scrapped.
On the plus side, while writing it, I made Armadimon into more of a character. To the point where he had two chapters dedicated to him and Iori's relationship instead of just one. This also means that Armadimon is now one of my favorite Digimon.
When you do start your rewatch of Zero Two, feel free to send me a message about your thoughts after each episode! Though it's been nearly two years since I've last rewatched it, I still remember a lot about Zero Two, and am always happy to discuss it with people.
Also, yes! I am so annoyed that the Zero Two kids are a non-entity in Tri. I still haven't watched the second movie, so I don't really know what the reaction was to the new Kaiser, but I would have thought that there would have been some mention in the first movie. Like "hey, we're fighting this really strong new Digimon, but let's not remark on us missing a few team members! Including the two that have the strongest Digimon on the team!" I am so salty about that. I really hope that whatever the plan is for the Zero Two Chosen, it's worth the wait and aggravation.
I'm already horribly behind on re-reading your story! I have a slightly good excuse though? I'm still reading through my entire Card collection, and just started on the last shelf of my collection. So I'm right at the end of Ender's Game and just have that series--and the graphic novels--to go through. But it's taking me longer to read through these books because I'm taking notes of little things that I've noticed now. I'm to the point where I can write a whole essay about the hints dropped on page 11 of Game (and have plans to actually write it and post it!)
And like you and your new avatar, I'm quite happy with my new profile picture. Though I doubt I would have changed it if it wasn't for that hacking!
Pffffft, ha ha no I hadn't. xD It definitely doesn't fit the trailer, but now I'm really curious as to what kind of dub we're getting. If the whole thing is in the style of the Adventure dubs, I'm definitely going to have to see this in a theater just for the crowd reaction.
You should put this in the anime forum's Digimon thread! Everyone there will love it, right? >:)
If it isn't widely known, maybe the forum could use a thread with tips for copying chapters in from word processors. If there's anyone out there who knows how to preserve italics, I definitely want to learn from their wisdom. Huge pain, italics.
By the way, how's your 02 retelling fic going? I felt like starting a rewatch of 02 the other day, then I thought, "Maybe a better idea to see if Asty's improved version is available first." ;)
I have just discovered that you can move the cursor to the next paragraph by hitting ctrl-down. This makes it about a million times easier to insert the extra space between paragraphs when posting fics than how I'd been doing it since I joined. I can't decide whether this makes me feel like a genius or a huge idiot. >_<
Also, apparently Digimon Adventure and the movies are getting blu-ray releases in Japan. Not sure why they'd want to make an HD release of a digitally-painted TV cartoon from 2000 whose only master copies are on magnetic tapes, but the movies should look really good.
Bigger question is what is there to do with post-02 but pre-epilogue Digimon? Maybe they retcon the entire epilogue and all of 02 for that matter and make this just a direct sequel to Adventure. That'd be hilarious.
It's more like the age group for MLP is of a higher age than Digimon writers.Most of the fics I read for MLP were written by college-aged or older fans. On the other side, the fics I read for Digimon were written by high-school-aged fans, and there's a definite difference in quality. Not just mechanics-wise, but also in plotting and characterization. Also, the MLP fics were more mature in dealing with subject matter, while the Digimon fics felt that maturity equals swearing and guns.
To tide you over while I edit my own Zero-Two retelling (chapter two is giving me issues, and once I get through it, I can continue the story), you can check out the highest-recommended story from the fandom: The Story We Never Told by ker-plop I've read all the current chapters, so I have my own thoughts on the story. I'll keep them to myself until you've had a chance to look at the story.
I haven't read all 190 DragonLance novels. I doubt anyone has. Most people, whenever they discuss the series, only bring up the first six books. Those are actually the only ones I'd suggest people look at if they want to see what the series is like, because those are the only ones I can say are "good." The ones that I've read fall mostly under "average fantasy fare, but why was it written under the DragonLance name." There was one that I read where I wondered if any editor looked at it before it was published. Basic grammar mistakes everywhere.
So all the good writers are doing MLP now, huh. How can we get them to write about Digimon instead? I'd never heard of DragonLance, and as soon as I noticed "more than 190 novels" on the wikipedia page I had to close the tab just in case. Don't want to have to put my free time on life support.
The Kaiser's defeat is the one part of 02 I can still watch and have it affect me. Grr, now you've got me all interested again. Can I know what the two first words of the fic are to tide me over?
I totally forgot about the NBA finals, lol. It's all baseball with me and my family this time of year.