Wow, is it just me, or is it like all the reviewers on the Fanfiction forum have vanished this week?
Anyway, though I have missed a number of these one-shots, the situations and relationships in the ones that I have seen were both creative and well-portrayed. It would take too long to go over my opinions of all of these scenes that I have read, so I'll just go over some of the recent ones.
The Aggron and Lairon piece was great in that it portrayed the full extent of the changes of Pokemon evolution very well, especially in that the Aggron knew that trying to explain her frame of mind to the Lairon would be as impossible as trying to explain it to the volcano. Speaking of which, I really like the Aggron's explanation of the volcano and why it erupts as it does; seeing as how you've read my work, you already know my view on how Pokemon think, and I like how this piece fits that view as well. A human would seek a rational explanation for the eruptions, a possibly a pattern that would indicate when it would happen again; Pokemon, on the other hand, simply see the volcano as a part of nature just like themselves, something that has no explanation and just happens.
Sorry about the rambling. Moving on...
The Treecko piece was great. I especially like how 'Klutz King' ended up getting his in the end for his assholish behavior, essentially getting a rather nasty mark on his rep and pretty much screwing over his career as a trainer. That said, the Treecko's struggle was also well portrayed; I would have liked to have seen a little more about her efforts aside from stopping the littering, such as trying to find ways to improve the soil quality, bring water to the plants, find better quality grasses, flowers, etc. to plant there. However, since the focus of the story was on the behaviors that brought the authorities in to stop her, I suppose you do have reason to skip all that. The unknown-but-probably-happy ending was also a nice touch.
I'll go ahead and move on to the Muk and Cherrim piece. As the others have said, seeing Muk in a good-guy(or gal in this case) role is a fairly rare occurrence, and it was really neat to see the plant-type actually doubt his own importance in the grand scheme of things compared to the poison-type. One thing I would personally change would be that, in the end, you would end with the Muk's reply to Cherrim's offer, rather than add a extra sentence at the end that pretty much reiterated what was already established was going to happen. Anyway, a great scene with a lot of nice moments.
And finally, the Hitmonlee piece. I would have preferred a story with a little more emphasis on Hitmonlee, rather than Brawly's struggle, but that's probably because Hitmonlee is one of my favorite Pokemon, and reading Griff's fic kinda set me against Brawly. Anyway, with that out of the way, this was quite good. The motivations behind both Hitmonlee and Brawly were believable in my opinion, and I liked that for awhile it seemed as though Logan was the fighting master. There was also the nicely done gradual progress of Brawly, the fear of water he had apparently developed during the Tentacruel attack preventing him from going as far as he actually could have for a good while at first. Finally I like the little parts with Hitmonlee: his six-foot-reach kick, his super fast running and swimming as a result of his long stride, and getting rid of that Sharpedo with one good shot.
Anyway, I really like what you're doing here. As long as you keep it up, I'll be here to read and (probably) review it.
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