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2010 Fanfiction Awards: Results
Overall Fiction Awards
Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic
1. 8 votes: Hoenn League: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
2. 5 votes: Lull by Breezy
3. 4 votes: Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine
4-5. 3 votes: The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
4-5. 3 votes: The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
6-10. 2 votes: Pokémon Crusade by Pkmn Breeder Jack
6-10. 2 votes: Pokémon Revolution: Maverick Heart by EonMaster One
6-10. 2 votes: Never in the Wrong Time or Wrong Place by Griff4815
6-10. 2 votes: Pokémon Revolution: Advent Phoenix by EonMaster One
6-10. 2 votes: Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
11. 1 votes: Shadow and Light by chosen_one386
12. 0 votes: Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
Best Pokémon One-Shot
1. 12 votes: Pokédex One-Shots by Ysavvryl
2. 8 votes: Braid by JX Valentine
3. 7 votes: Notice: Keep Out by bobandbill
4. 3 votes: Inhuman by In a Quandary
5. 1 votes: Pikachu's Vacation Subtitled by ESPNfanatic35
Best Non-Pokémon Chaptered Fic
1. 23 votes out of 36: The Ripple Effect by Zadros
Best Non-Pokémon One-Shot
1. 20 votes out of 35: Will They Thank You? by storymasterb
Other Fic Awards
1. 6 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
2. 5 votes: Pokémon Crusade by Pkmn Breeder Jack
3-4. 4 votes: Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
3-4. 4 votes: When the Grave Calls by moonlightning
5-6. 3 votes: MONOCHROME - Christ Almighty, What The Hell Is Up With This Place?! by Astra
5-6. 3 votes: The Sapphire Story by Buraddo_Aipom
7. 2 votes: The Sevii Islands Saga by Manaphyman
8-9. 1 votes: Beat the System by Gallyrat
8-9. 1 votes: Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
Most Original Overall
1. 10 votes: The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2. 5 votes: Shadow and Light by chosen_one386
3. 4 votes: Similar Opposites by Draco Malfoy
4. 3 votes: Nightmare on the Job by Luckster
5-6. 2 votes: Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
5-6. 2 votes: Shattered Phoenix by Chickorita
7-9. 1 votes: The Gun Line by Frigated
7-9. 1 votes: The Author Quest by Lilly2
7-9. 1 votes: Imagine by Draco Malfoy
Best Writing Style
1. 8 votes: The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2. 7 votes: Lull by Breezy
3. 5 votes: Monster by Saffire Persian
4-5. 4 votes: When the Grave Calls by moonlightning
4-5. 4 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
6-7. 2 votes: Inhuman by In a Quandary
6-7. 2 votes: Chasing Clouds by Umbreon Ruler
8. 1 votes: Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
9-10. 0 votes: Tómur by SnoringFrog
9-10. 0 votes: Foresight by Maze
1-2. 8 votes: The Sevii Islands Saga by Manaphyman
1-2. 8 votes: Heart of the Sea by Bay
3. 6 votes: Hidden Gems and Hollow Lies by GastlyMan
4. 3 votes: Pokémon Adventure - Kokubei Chronicles by xmikeyxlikesitx
5-6. 2 votes: Gratitude by pepperedfox
5-6. 2 votes: Valiant Hearts by Charoshi
Best Expansion of Canon
1. 11 votes: Lull by Breezy
2. 10 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
3. 3 votes: Beasts Like Us by Giratina!
4. 2 votes: MONOCHROME - Christ Almighty, What The Hell Is Up With This Place?! by Astra
5. 1 votes: Maids of the East Wing by Mrs. Lovett
Best Character Development
1. 8 votes: The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2. 6 votes: The Sapphire Story by Buraddo_Aipom
3-5. 4 votes: PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
3-5. 4 votes: Max's Hoenn Journey by harryheart
3-5. 4 votes: Travels of the Trifecta! by Shinneth
6. 3 votes: Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
Best Characterization in a Short Story
1. 11 votes: Pokédex One-Shots by Ysavvryl
2. 9 votes: Monster by Saffire Persian
3. 5 votes: My Life as a Cave Guardian by Mrs. Lovett
4. 1 votes: Gratitude by pepperedfox
Best Original Species
1. 8 votes: Archopy, Lost Evolution by elyvorg
2. 6 votes: The Pokémon that likes McDonald's fries called Phrygoil, Blazing Frost by darkdragontamer
3-5. 4 votes: Hyvans, Lucid by Beechlgz
3-5. 4 votes: The legendary Pokémon surrounding the religion, Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
3-5. 4 votes: Zen, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
6. 1 votes: Drayca, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
Most Suspenseful Fic
1. 10 votes: The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2-3. 7 votes: Pokémon Crusade by Pkmn Breeder Jack
2-3. 7 votes: Nightmare by purple_drake
4. 5 votes: Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
5. 2 votes: The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
Pokémon Genre Awards
Best Trainer Fic
1. 10 votes: Hoenn League: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
2-3. 5 votes: The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
2-3. 5 votes: The Sapphire Story by Buraddo_Aipom
4. 4 votes: The Sevii Islands Saga by Manaphyman
5. 3 votes: Chasing Clouds by Umbreon Ruler
6-7. 2 votes: Remix: Dedication Through Light and Darkness by Shadow Lucario
6-7. 2 votes: Adaptability by Hotshot
8-9. 1 votes: Pokémon: Amber Sun and Opal Moon by PsychicChampion
8-9. 1 votes: Growing Up by IneptatNormal
Best Horror Fic
1. 11 votes: Pokédex One-Shots (Shuppet) by Ysavvryl
2-3. 6 votes: Monster by Saffire Persian
2-3. 6 votes: A Haunting at the Old Chateau by Shrike Flamestar
4. 4 votes: Braid by JX Valentine
5. 1 votes: Beckon by MasterShaper
6. 0 votes: The Path of Thorns by Elemental Charizam
Best Comedy Fic
1. 15 votes: The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2. 8 votes: The Gym by Neko Godot
3. 6 votes: The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
4-5. 2 votes: Blazing Frost by darkdragontamer
4-5. 2 votes: Foresight by Maze
6. 1 votes: PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
1. 9 votes: Inhuman by In a Quandary
2. 7 votes: Beasts Like Us by Giratina!
3. 3 votes: Metronome by RainbowMunchies
4-5. 2 votes: Never Resting by It is Called Metasaki
4-5. 2 votes: Grasswhistle by EspiratheAwesome
Best Canon Character-Centric
1-2. 9 votes: Great Favor: Volkner's Story by IanDonyer
1-2. 9 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
3. 6 votes: Hate by Umbreon Ruler
4. 2 votes: Nightmare by purple_drake
Best Human Main Character
1. 8 votes: Brock, The Gym by Neko Godot
2. 7 votes: Mark, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
3. 6 votes: Polaris, Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
4. 5 votes: Brock, Pokémon: The Magic of a Melody by FlamingRuby
5. 4 votes: Lucas, Pokémon Revolution: Maverick Heart by EonMaster One
Best Non-Human Main Character
1. 14 votes: Jack's Pokédex, The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
2-3. 4 votes: Picasso the Smeargle, Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
2-3. 4 votes: Trey, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
4. 3 votes: Katie, Shadow and Light by chosen_one386
5. 2 votes: Holly the Treecko, A Divide by Blazie
Best Human Supporting Character
1. 8 votes: Lane, Lull by Breezy
2. 6 votes: May, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
3. 4 votes: Roxanne, Max's Hoenn Journey by harryheart
4-6. 3 votes: Marcus, Shattered Phoenix by Chickorita
4-6. 3 votes: Conway, Travels of the Trifecta! by Shinneth
4-6. 3 votes: Mr. Eldritch, Lull by Breezy
7-8. 2 votes: Megan, Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
7-8. 2 votes: Brian, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
9. 1 votes: Edric, Remix: Dedication Through Light and Darkness by Shadow Lucario
Best Non-Human Supporting Character
1-3. 7 votes: Stunky, Roots by Mrs. Lovett
1-3. 7 votes: Squish the Castform, Lull by Breezy
1-3. 7 votes: Scyther, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
4. 5 votes: Palkia, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
5. 2 votes: Garnet, Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
6. 1 votes: Sandslash, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
7. 0 votes: Samantha the Otteshore, Growing Up by IneptatNormal
Best Human Villain
1. 13 votes: Lucian, Pokémon: Battle of Battles by ESPNfanatic35
2. 4 votes: Victor, Legends Never Die: The Returning Champion by T9009
3. 2 votes: Darren, Pokémon: Amber Sun and Opal Moon by PsychicChampion
Best Non-Human Villain
1. 11 votes: The pop-ups, The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2. 10 votes: Rotom, A Haunting at the Old Chateau by Shrike Flamestar
3. 5 votes: The demon, Angels and Demons by chosen_one386
4. 2 votes: The Sableye, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
Best Minor Character
1. 7 votes: Arlene, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
2-3. 6 votes: Sabrina, Destiny's Bond by Clare
2-3. 6 votes: Konga, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
4. 3 votes: Ace, PokéWorld: The Beginning of a Master by supershake
1. 12 votes: The narrator, The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2. 8 votes: Miror B., The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
3. 4 votes: Spiritomb, Pokédex One-Shots by Ysavvryl
4-5. 2 votes: Zen, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
4-5. 2 votes: Kip, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
6. 1 votes: Lightning, Blazing Frost by darkdragontamer
Fic Moments Awards
1. 9 votes: Miror B.'s transformation into a pop-up, The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2-4. 5 votes: The naming of Cheeseball, The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
2-4. 5 votes: Spoiler:
Mark muttered something in agreement and sent Charizard, Dragonair and Scyther out again while Alan brought him a few potion bottles. Charizard looked with embarrassment at Carl’s female, who winked with a teasing grin before turning around to let Carl spray some Potion on the cut on her belly.
“Well, that battle was… interesting.” Mark coughed, not sure how to finish the thought.
“Awkward,” Charizard agreed, and Mark could have sworn he saw the dragon’s face slightly reddening.
“Although at the same time, it was… kind of nice.”
Mark couldn’t help snickering. “Charizard in love.”
“I hate you sometimes,” the Pokémon muttered., The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2-4. 5 votes: Dialga and Palkia decide on the chosen hero, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
5. 4 votes: Henry urinates himself in front of the hyvan warriors, Lucid by Beechlgz
6-7. 2 votes: "Aye, aye, captain" (chapter 22), Dimensions of Darkness Book 2: The Explorers of the Core by GalladeRocks
6-7. 2 votes: Spoiler:
Pokemon Biology 101: The measure of a Pikachu's stamina is a measure of its voltage. No Pikachu with cheek potential difference (CPD) less than 3.7 volts should be placed into battle, no matter how vivacious the brave-natured ones pretend to be.
I touch Pikachu's cheeks with either side of the meter and the screen brightens up and an LED indicator on the top left flashes red. 3.1 volt CPD, Pikachu is unfit for battle. I show him the score and his little black eyes widen and his mouth hangs in shock and disappointment. It almost breaks my heart to force him back into his Pokeball. I pat his head and recall him. But it doesn't matter how he feels, the data suggests he's too drained to participate in another round. If I hadn't known that, I'd have let him keep fighting. Maybe if I had a softer heart about the whole thing, I'd let him stay out and on the field because I appreciate how much he wanted to, but that doesn't get you anywhere. It doesn't get you an assured victory, it doesn't grow your bond with your pokemon, it doesn't gain you an overall quality of 96.78% (Thank you, I'm proud of it.).
"Are you done rubbing salve on your injured babies? Should we continue with the match or would you rather I wait a little longer while you read your Pikachu a bedtime story?" he says in a jeering tone.
It's called Reaction Formation. 'I'm losing so I'll shout like I'm winning.'
"Oh, I'm sorry. Yeah, sure. Let's continue." I let him know with my tone that what I just did was not out of the ordinary. I'm not excited, I'm not on a hot streak. I am a hot streak.
I'm already thinking of what I'll buy with the money I earn from this battle. Devon Corp's black bulletproof vest.
I imagine being hit by a bus wearing a bulletproof vest.
Falling off of a balcony wearing a bulletproof vest.
****, focus. You haven't won yet. Fight like you're losing until you win.
And then he does something truly shocking.
"Salamence!" The loudest roar you can imagine. Louder.
That was my heart pounding.
That was my pulse racing.
That was my jaw dropping.
****! Now he can see it, my fear. It's the moment in your nightmare when you're at school and you realize you have no pants on., Foresight by Maze
Most Frightening Scene
1. 13 votes: Oak watches a parasite overtake a woman, Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine
2. 8 votes: Spoiler:
"H-hey!" you exclaim. "Let me go!"
The old woman's grip on your wrist tightens. "I'm sorry, child. She made me do this."
Your joints feel stiff. At first, you think it's just fear, but looking down, you notice something weird: your skin has turned rough and brown, and small twigs are starting to grow from your arms.
You want to scream, but you just can't. Your mouth is open, but no sound is coming from it.
The old woman guides you outside. You can feel the chill wind all around you, but it passes right through your clothes and your skin and directly into your bones. Your insides feel hot, like they're trying to boil up against your skin. Groaning, you writhe and try to break away from the old woman, but she simply guides you to a spot near the house.
Your feet break out of your sneakers. Your toes thrust into the ground. You can feel the moist earth beneath you, but your mind, by then, breaks.
Eventually, you can't think straight as your body stretches and thickens. Your legs fuse together into a single trunk, and all of a sudden, you realize in your last fit of consciousness that you never felt a single bit of pain. Discomfort, yes, but no pain. It was almost as if it was natural for this to happen.
Looking down at the old woman, you notice another creature standing beside her. At first, you think it's a lady dressed in green, but at second glance, you notice that it's a small, pixie-like pokémon with large, blue eyes turned towards you.
"Another offering," the old woman says wearily. "Does it satisfy you, my lady?"
The creature nods. She doesn't say anything.
Panicked by the green woman's threat, the chieftain's daughter ran into the village. There, she saw the strangest sight she had ever seen: people everywhere turning into trees. She watched helplessly as her father's arms grew into branches, as his face disappeared into bark, as his legs thrust into the ground where he stood. She watched her suitor drop his quiver and grow leaves around his head. She watched as the children froze where they were, their eyes wide and terrified as they, too, became trees.
After a while, the chieftain's daughter screamed and ran into one of the houses. The lady in green followed her, breaking down the red door without even touching it. There, as the chieftain's daughter sat on the floor and cried, the lady in green knelt next to her and touched her on the head.
"There, there," she said. "You will not be alone. All around you, the people of this village will always stand around this house. And, if that is not enough, I will always be with you. I have even given you a gift. You will not know how to use it until much later, of course, but I will have time to teach you some other day."
She stood. The chieftain's daughter still said nothing. Instead, she could only glare at the woman in green.
"Someday," the witch said, "you will come to love the people of the village as they are, and you will come to love me. Until that day, use the gift I have given you to bring me your offerings. It will be the way you can work to earn my forgiveness."
The woman flashed one more smile -- one more toothy grin, and for the first time, the chieftain's daughter felt afraid of the green woman.
But the witch did nothing else except leave. Eventually, the buildings of Ilex Village would crumble except for the one the chieftain's daughter would grow old in -- always old but never dead. Her hair turned from sunlight golden to a pale silver, her eyes lost the beautiful sapphire blue that once attracted the sorry hunter, and her moon-colored skin grew as cold as her heart, but she would never die.
Instead, she built a stone shrine to her mistress. There, she used the magic that the witch of the prairie had given her -- the same magic that she had witnessed herself -- to offer countless lost children to the green woman, the creature who became the Voice of the Forest.
I'm so sorry.
, Braid by JX Valentine
3. 3 votes: Spoiler:
"Well, thing’s aren’t looking great, especially now that he’s become conscious" said Dr. Mathenos, lip twitching a bit. "Are you aware about how potions work, Jerwin?"
I shook my head.
"Well," he began. "Potions release certain chemicals that heal the Pokemon. Ordinarily, these are released naturally when the Pokemon faints. They only come out in small doses, to ensure that the Pokemon becomes fully healed, withoit complicatations."
"However, you are never supposed to inject a Pokemon with a potion while it is fainted. It says so on the potion itself. The chemicals that heal the Pokemon are very concentrated in potions. While they are ordinarily very beneficial to the Pokemon, they can cause bad things to happen. If the bones were broken, as they were already in Teddiursa’s case, they can start growing in awkward angles, even damaging internal organs, or growing out of the skin. In this Pokemon’s case, both are happening."
I made a chocking sound, halfway between a sob and a gasp.
"If it weren’t for the old man and lady’s idea, as you say, which was putting him inside the Pokeball, he probably wouldn’t be alive right now. His clavicle is growing up threw his neck - it’s already pierced through his windpipe, incidentally - and is heading directly towards his brain. If it hits, he’s gone."
"Right now, he’s stable inside his Pokeball. There’s only one thing we can do to save him at this point, and that’s an extremely risky surgery. Worse yet, is that we don’t have any anesthetics to prevent him from feeling pain. The potion chemicals, still in his body, fight them off as if they were intruders, or sickness." He sighed, and took off his spectacles.
"Jerwin, that means that we are going to have to break, saw, and reset his bones, while he’s still conscious."
"I don’t blame you for this, Jerwin. You were trying to do your part as a humane human being." Dr. Mathenos said solemnly. "However, it was irresponsible for you to do it this way. Common sense could have averteted this whole ordeal. If you just had caught the Teddiursa in a Pokeball, without injecting it with unneeded medicine, everything would be great right now."
"Oh, and it obviously got in a battle before it was so seriously maimed, if you hadn’t noticed. It’s eyes were clawed out. It’s going to be blind forever."
With that, Dr. Mathenos gave me a brief, kind look, and paced to the back room. I stared straight ahead, stunned at what my actions had cost the Pokemon.
A few minutes later, I could hear the screams and squeals of a Teddiursa being tortured. I knew that it was all my fault.
All my stupid, ****ing fault., Growing Up by IneptatNormal
4. 2 votes: (Show details)It had been a long day, what with the journey, the fight and the elder’s endless font of fortune-cookie wisdom. The soft fabric of the bed sheets felt good on her aching body. She’d fished a book from her pack earlier, but she was too tired to read it.
Her hand grasped a pokéball, etched with the name ‘Eidolon’, and released the catch. He appeared in a flash, the gases that made up his miasmic body contriving to look solid as they coalesced into the shape of a gengar. He gave her a toothy white grin wider than his body.
As he placed his hands on her forehead, she fell once more into a dreamless sleep.
, The Path of Thorns by Elemental Charizam
Most Heartbreaking Scene
1. 7 votes: Spoiler:
On the inside I bled dropping to my heart.
“Ha! The weakling rodent died! That’s one Pokémon we’re not taking to the new universe!”
Suddenly I was split in two. And I was sitting carelessly on a cloud an eternity away watching a sad girl through a telescope.
She ran, leaving all others behind. She ran, trying to escape the nightmare. She ran into the rain, the dark sky unleashed its fury on her. But she kept running. She blundered into a grove of trees and fell, sinking her forearms into deep mud.
Then there was a sucking sensation. My haven was destroyed as I came back to myself.
I was cold and alone. The grass beneath my feet sucked up rain, uncaring of the way I felt. I could almost feel the fear, rage and sadness being condensed inside me, forming into something soiled, something I could ignore for a while.
I put my head in my hands. It was dark so it made no difference. The wind was picking up.*
The trees moaned for my sorrow.
, When the Grave Calls by moonlightning
2-3. 5 votes: When Stunky is abused, Roots by Mrs. Lovett
2-3. 5 votes: Spoiler:
May stared over the area for a moment and then nodded. “I think this is the best we can do,” she said quietly. Taylor’s body was still lying there on the blood-soaked ground, jarringly out of place alone in the barren landscape. Neither of them had been able to bring themselves to touch it.*
“Are we going back to the trainer lodge?” Mark asked, the thought of being around other people strangely nauseating.
May shook her head. “We’ll camp somewhere else.” She spent a moment seemingly lost in thought before she finally looked up at Tyranitar. “You need to go away.”
He looked back at her, uncomprehending. “Not with you?”
“No, not with me.” She looked down. “I’m releasing you. Go and find some wild Tyranitar to live with.”
The Pokémon stared at her. “But I won’t…”
“It doesn’t matter,” May said, her voice shaking a little but still firm. “You killed someone. I don’t know if they can trace it back to you somehow, but if they can, I can’t still be carrying you around. Wild Pokémon don’t get prosecuted.”
Tyranitar looked mortified. He stared at May for a moment longer and then let out a bone-chilling wail before he turned around and fled, eventually blending into the rocky landscape and disappearing from sight.
Mark turned to May and noticed with a jolt that there were tears running down her cheeks as she stared after Tyranitar. As she realized he was looking at her, she quickly wiped her face with her sleeve and then turned around, heading off without a word.
Something compelled Mark to take one last look at the body before he followed her. The boy’s face was frozen in horror, his frightened stare now fixed forever on the sky above; he didn’t look like a League Champion, or a dangerous opponent, or a cheating scumbag. He just looked like a scared little kid who would never get to walk or talk or laugh or do anything again.
, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
4. 4 votes: Spoiler:
“Rrrratttaaaaata,” it chattered in warning, watching her with keen, wary eyes, fully prepared to bolt when and if the need came. “Rrrrrattatta.”
Anna picked her head up – that action nearly sent the creature fleeing.
She didn’t move. She didn’t want to scare it away. She liked animals.
Anna tried to smile now. The pain was fading. She could be brave and smile. Maybe the rattata would be her friend. “Hi. I’m Anna. An-na.”
Its stance was different now, less tense and less prepared. It cocked its head as if it were genuinely confused. Instead of running away, it came closer, sniffing the air. “Rat? Ratttata, rat?”
Anna crept forward, stretching out a tentative hand. No sooner had her hand brushed the top of the rattata’s head then did it react. With a hissing screech, the rattata recoiled, sinking its sharp fangs deep into her palm. Anna cried out in pain, flailing her hand with its unnaturally curved fingers until the rat let go. The force of the swing sent the rat’s tiny body skidding across the cement floor. It quickly leapt back onto its feet, scurrying away through the hole to freedom.
Anna hardly noticed the throbbing pain, or the blood steadily welling up from the bite. Instead, she watched the hole that the rattata had fled out of, waiting for it to come back. She waited and waited and waited, but it never returned. The only companion she had was the cold, unfeeling silence.
Anna hadn’t meant to frighten it. Was she really that scary?
This time, Anna couldn’t stop herself from crying. She really wasn’t the brave girl Daddy said she was.
, Monster by Saffire Persian
5. 3 votes: Team Marmalade's execution, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
6. 2 votes: The battle of Amp Plains, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
7-8. 1 votes: Anabel's miscarriage, Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
7-8. 1 votes: The end, No Leaf Clover by PokemonHero
Most Heartwarming Scene
1. 9 votes: Spoiler:
“Well, anyway,” Ash continued before Mark had the chance to answer, directing his next question at Mark’s Pokémon, “what do you honestly think of your trainer?”
“He’s nice,” Charmeleon answered. “A little foolish, though…” He shot a glance at Scyther and then at Mark, who just blushed.
“He is very kind and cares about us,” said Sandslash. “Not the best battler, but a good person.”
“He saved my life,” said Jolteon quietly.
“Mine too,” Charmeleon added.
“He’s not bad,” Dragonair just said.
“I don’t know what he’s like, he just caught me earlier,” said Leta.
“And you?” Ash inquired, turning to Scyther.
The mantis took his time to answer. He looked into Ash’s eyes for a long while, and then at Mark.
“I came with him,” he then began slowly. “I needed him… something to give me a purpose after leaving behind all that I ever loved… something to make life worth living so I wouldn’t lose all sanity I had left and slit my own throat…”
He raised his scythe in front of his face, staring at his own reflection in the shiny surface.
“I guess,” he finished softly, “that he saved my life too.”
Ash looked at Mark in silence for a few seconds, but then said: “Your Pokémon have judged. You deserve to be a Pokémon trainer. May I have your Pokédex, please?”
Mark handed it to Ash, and he gestured to Pikachu, who darted into the house before returning, holding some kind of a small, box-like device that was around two thirds of his own size. He gave it to Ash, who scratched Pikachu in return before somehow attaching Mark’s Pokédex to the device and pressing a few buttons on both. A small card, not unlike a credit card, popped out from a slot on the box’s side.
“Done,” said Ash, handing the card to Mark. He looked at it; it had his name, that horrible photo, little icons of his badges, and a bit of other information. On the back were empty spaces for showing his placements in various competitions – such as the Attack Approval.
“Thank you,” Mark said gratefully.
“Thank your Pokémon,” said Ash and smiled.
“Um, Dad? Shouldn’t we get going?” Alan inserted. Ash quickly looked at his watch.
“Yes, we should,” he replied, immediately starting to walk quickly down the street. Mark and Alan ran after him.
, The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2. 8 votes: Spoiler:
)By the time she woke up, the short-lived winter day was already gone. She ate a few more icicles, then went to check on her sculpture. It was still standing, but weakened a little by the sun’s light. It was foggy yet again, so she strengthened weak spots in the ice.
A crunch in the snow put her on alert, but it was the man who had saved her yesterday. “Then it is your work, Froslass.”
She nodded. “<A sign of my thanks, that is all. I worked hard on it.>”
“You must have worked hard all night to make it.” He smiled. “Many people came to see it, even those not of our faith. It’s something special.”
She brought her wings together on her chest. “<It is the biggest one I have made. The best so far, I think.>”
He turned to the sculpture and looked it over. “Many people came. And they heard of how our synagogue is in danger of being removed unless it is repaired. We’ve gotten many donations to help cover the cost. We’re not quite there yet, but we almost have enough money to cover everything. And it’s all thanks to your work here.”
“<Is it?>” she asked, bashfully cover her face. “<I didn’t mean to do that much.>”
He patted her. “Thank you, although I feel you did this in thanks to me. Perhaps God has worked through you today.”
, Pokédex One-Shots (Froslass) by Ysavvryl
3. 6 votes: Kip and Manaphy's conversation at Zero Island, PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
4. 5 votes: Spoiler:
"... Is this the place?" she hears Lucas ask.
"... Yes." The word leaves Marley's lips with difficulty. Her hand clenches into a fist. "Yes. It is." She turns around, forces a smile. "This is the end of my journey."
Lucas can sense her disappointment, but she does not care. He begins to say something, but Marley looks away, out toward the dark ocean before her, face blank. "'The Pokemon among the flowers...'" she whispers, leaning against the stone. It is real and solid, an anchor for her to cling on in the midst of her broken dreams.
She feels a hand on her shoulder. "I'm sorry," says Lucas.
Marley lets her eyes wander upwards, towards the stars once more. They wink at her, fellow conspirators in on a secret that no one else knew. The ocean sings its song, lapping at the shore in accompanying melody. She turns around, looking down at the page clutched in her hand.
"... It's fine," she says at last, raising her gaze to meet Lucas's. "It's not the first time."
Lucas frowns. "That doesn't make it any better."
Marley traces the petals on the pressed flower, and the smile returns. "... I'm happy that I made it here," she answers. "This place is beautiful." She hesitates, then tenderly lets the page go. It whirls in the wind, once, twice, then disappears into the night. Lucas watches.
"My time with you is drawing to a close..."
It surprises her, those words. It surprises Lucas as well.
"What do you mean by that?" he says in alarm.
Marley flushes. She is not used to saying so much, with such little restraint. But she continues to talk, and the words rise up from a hidden part of her, coming freely, flowing like a stream. "I... I don't like to talk. I choose my words carefully, but they may still hurt someone accidentally... when I think of that, I clam up..."
She takes a deep breath. "That's why I think this certain Pokemon is so wonderful. It's a Pokemon that conveys the feelings of gratitude in a nice way..."
It is gratitude that she has tried so hard to convey, tried so hard to say but couldn't. Something in her heart and in her throat had always prevented her from doing so, but as she looks into Lucas's eyes, into the memory of her long-gone friend, she feels it dissipate into a wonderfully tender feeling.
"I... thank you."
, Gratitude by pepperedfox
5. 3 votes: Spoiler:
One week later, and we're still here. No blacklist. Backlot didn't even have time to fire us. He seemed to like the idea too, and as long as we gave a small percent of our profits to the mansion, he'd give us living space and endorse our contest.
Still, for me, every day is the same. I wake up, see the sunlight through my window, and smile. I get up, make my bed, brush my teeth, and put on my uniform - red dress, white tights, heels, and - surprise! - makeup.
After I leave my room, I head to the lone door at the end of the East Wing, where I will wait, ready to welcome anyone that happens to come our way. You'll see our advertisements on TV, and sometimes on billboards. Our story is all over the papers, how five ordinary maids rose up to become celebrities. The media has made us an image, but really, we're just five friends. Five friends who once upon a time had nothing, then built themselves up into having everything.
"Welcome to the East Wing."
, Maids of the East Wing by Mrs. Lovett
Best Action Scene
1-2. 7 votes: Piplup and Darkrai's aura battle (chapter 30), Dimensions of Darkness Book 2: The Explorers of the Core by GalladeRocks
1-2. 7 votes: Spoiler:
“What the- what are you, shrimp?” Kamren yelled rudely, earning a cold glare from the creature that sat or stood (it was hard to tell because of the cloak) before him.
The being said nothing; just stared.
Still no sound escaped the Pokémon’s lips.
“If you can use Light Screen, you must be a Pokémon!” Kamren said in glee.*
So, a Pokémon is in charge of Pokémon? Sapph thought, bewildered. Must be a Psychic type to intimidate Fighting types like Rumboo... but wait, Rumboo are part Ghost too, so why would they choose to serve a Psychic type?*
“And if you’re a Pokémon,” the reddish blond trainer cackled, enlarging an empty pokéball. “It simply means I can catch you! Go, pokéball!” Kamren roared, throwing the pokéball towards it.
“Wha-?” Sapph started in surprise. “No fair, Kamren!”
“All’s fair in my book, widdle Sapphire!” Kamren mocked as the pokéball made its progress towards the strange Pokémon.
Reacting quickly, the being’s eyes snapped forward onto Kamren’s Therline, who was stepping out of the pokéball’s path. The yellow orbs glowed an extraterrestrial blue as Burner felt his body move out of control, his whole being also enveloped on a light of matching hue to the cause’s eyes.
Burner yelled, his eyes dilating in fear. He yelled as he was thrown bodily by unseen forces into the pokéball’s way. The stranger released its psychic hold on burner as the pokéball struck him in the back, splitting the ball open and sucking him in.
“What the-“ Kamren gasped stunned as the pokéball hit the ground with a thud, rolled around a couple of times before the light which had been blinking in the centre went off with a loud PING!, signaling that it had successfully captured its accidental target.
“Wow, way to go, Little Kammykins,” Sapph choked out having a hard time controlling his laughter. “What a classic catch!”
“Shut it, you wannabe! OK, you!” he added at the Pokémon. “Let’s see you dodge this!” he said with a flourish, pulling out a black and white pokéball with two yellow stripes running on either side of a yellow letter ’H’ parallel to each other, all embossed on the black half of the pokéball.
Whoa, that’s an Ultra Ball! Sapph thought, suddenly jealous. Why’s he get all the good stuff?*
“Ultra ball, go!” he exclaimed, cocking back his fist and throwing the enhanced capture device at his elusive quarry.
The creature’s eyes went blue again, this time ensnaring the Ultra ball in a halo of shimmering blue light.
“Hunh?!” Kamren practically screamed in frustration.
the being said softly.
With that, the creature under the cloak raised a fingerless gloved hand out of the cloak, pointing it at Kamren. Suddenly, as had happened with Burner, Kamren found himself completely out of his own control.
“Hey, what gives?” Kamren roared in panic as he was lifted bodily in the air. “What’s the meaning of this? Put me down NOW! I order you to...”
the creature said coldly, slightly clenching his fingers and he bent his fore arm towards his chest. With a sweep of his hand (the glove seemed attached to his hand), he sent Kamren and the Ultra ball soaring out through the wall.
, The Corei Quest by Air Dragon
3. 5 votes: Escaping a volcano, The Chasing Flames by Sinnohdragon
4-5. 4 votes: Paul vs. Rich (chapter 29), Pokémon XD^3: The Waves of Truth by The Great Butler
4-5. 4 votes: Polaris vs. Telsa (first time), Six Spirit by Ysavvryl
6. 1 votes: Jyharri hitting Tyrogue with a pole, Remix: Dedication Through Light and Darkness by Shadow Lucario
1. 11 votes: Spoiler:
"We tried our best. We were not good enough.”
“Rhydon.” Pluto spoke, “Hyper Beam.”
There was dead silence as the Pokemon charged a sphere of yellow energy above its spiralling horn. It aimed down at Jess with an animal rage.
The energy was increasing. Jess could feel the rise of power in the room. It was building to a climactic level. Jess tensed her muscles and closed her eyes, hoping this wouldn’t hurt too much.
Suddenly I was sitting against the wall, completely in control. Just like that, Jess had relinquished her grip on me. But in front of me, this doom, this demon I was facing, made the change not so welcome.
The terror gripped my mind and I wanted to scream and lose control. I wanted to look away from the deadly energy gathering before me but I couldn’t.
It was just too beautiful.
There was a horrific whooshing of wind and explosion of noise as the attack was released. The light was overpowering.
There was a loud and ear ringing crack.
Suddenly everything disappeared
, When the Grave Calls by moonlightning
2. 7 votes: The end of part one, Monster by Saffire Persian
3. 5 votes: The end of chapter 2, The Sevii Islands Saga by Manaphyman
Most Memorable Quote
1. 14 votes: "Death is not to be feared, for it is the only thing that we all have in common.", The Quest for the Legends by Dragonfree
2. 7 votes: Spoiler:
"Okay, idiots, I’m not going to wander into Brock’s gym just to get crushed by some pathetic pebble. I need experience, and one of you is going to give it to me. Who’s my first victim?"
, Blazing Frost by darkdragontamer
3. 4 votes: Spoiler:
Revenge? I don’t think so Jess. I don’t think life works like that. When the grave calls, you have to deal with it. I’ve realised this. You can’t take it back, can’t change the past, it’s done.
No amount of revenge will ever help.”
, When the Grave Calls by moonlightning
4. 2 votes: Spoiler:
"Hey, want to see something stupid?" Kip called out. He then looked down and started singing. "Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep you frikken *******!",
PMD: Loopholes by Ysavvryl
5. 1 votes: Spoiler:
"No, I'm okay. I just didn't get a lot of sleep last night, I guess. And then there was the unexpected battle. And then there was the sun and its rays. And so on and so on." I'm actually saying "and so on and so on". I don't even know what I'm talking about."
It's an honor to win most improved writer. The amount of votes surprised me. I'm glad that people think my writing has gotten better. Congrats to the winners of the other categories. I'll get you next year Breezy :P
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Originally Posted by Sidewinder
While it is very reminiscent of a lot of journey trainer fics, it held my attention. It stands out among a lot of the other fics I've read lately and I'm excited to continue the story.
Congratulations to all the winners! I knew I wouldn't beat all of those great One-Shots lol but I appreciate the nomination. I am very happy that Lucian won Best Human Villain so thanks for the nomination and for all the votes.
Exciting stuff! =) I'm ecstatic over my wins. I must admit I was amused that I got first and second in the "best pokemon chapter fic" category. I love that Lull did so well so I worked super hard on it. That isn't to say I didn't for HLBMA but ... yeah. lol. I'm also glad to see that Lull somehow manged to grab "best expansion of canon." I was super curious about that award. The reviewer award wins will hopefully motivate me to continue reviewing.
Anyway, love you guys lots! Thanks for nominating and voting (and reading) my stories! <3
Originally Posted by Shadow Lucario
I'll get you next year Breezy :P
Bring it on. ;P
Edit: By the way, I am super happy about the turn out. We got so many nominations from a wide variety of writers, new or veteran. I loved that there were so many choices to pick from.
Last edited by Breezy; 10th March 2011 at 8:34 AM.
I'm amazed at all the votes I got as this actuallydoes in itself make me feel pleased that people actually read. This is my first year nominated and thank you to everyone who voted. Well done to everone who won
Best Minor Character... I so did not see that one coming. :S
Wow, I tied a lot. But considering the caliber of writers I did so with makes it worthwhile. I gotta pick up my game!
To all the nominees and winners (Damn, Breezy... wow)... congratulations!
The Corei Quest's latest chapter: Chapter Forty Seven: Tricks of the Trade (24 April 2014)
PROJECT C-SQUARE STATUS = 100.00% Complete (11-12-2010, ca. 2:40pm GMT) HEART OF SEVEN STONES IS ON INDEFINITE HIATUS (REAPED) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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(Still waiting on the excellent Saffire Persian for another awesome TCQ banner!)
Holy crap, I actually tied for first in a category. And I'm gonna be honest and say there's no way in heck I should've gotten two votes in the fic moments category. That's not an overly funny scene from my fic...but thanks again to whoever nominated me! And giant thanks to whoever voted for me! Finally, congratulations to all of you other winners, who are most undoubtedly better writers than I.
Congratulations everyone. I didn't vote as I haven't been on the site long enough to know about most of those Fics. I knew Breezy would get the reviewer awards though, although hopefully I will be somewhere in the running for some award next year (although I highly doubt it!) Anyway, well done to everyone who got nominated, and a big wahay to the winners.
A group of 10 special trainers have been essembled by Professor Birch in a unexplored land. Their mission - to find some special stones to stop Team Magma and Team Aqua from getting them so that the professors can start their indistrialisation of the place. Follow their adventures in "Regional Conflict - The Five Sacred Stones. Please read, and review :)Here is the link. http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=482753 Last chapter - Chapter 10: The Tides of Terror
Just dropping by to say congrats to all the winners and participants of the contest. Though I haven't had the time to log on much, I've been monitoring the Awards' progress in the tiny increments of time my schedule has allowed me.
And wow, these results surprised me. Roots was Best Plot, 2nd place in Best Expansion of Canon, tied for Best Non-Human Supporting Character, and tied for Best Canon-Character Centric? You guys are too good to me. I want to thank all my readers for putting up with the lack of posting (and those who don't but pretend they do). I am working on the next chapters, and hopefully I'll do a better job of updating the thread so it won't take me until next year's awards to finish. o.o
Hope everyone had fun this passing year. (Awards are about the fun too, right?) Once again, congrats to everybody. I believe that everyone did great, but remember: respect for your own work is the most important!
The story of Professor Rowan - Currently being revised.
Well done everyone! I was surprised to be top of some of the fic moments, if only my fic was continuously as good as those moments??? I liked the massive tie for third in the most helpful reviewer. It will make us all up our game for next year.
Wow, this whole thing went right over my head ^^; Congratulations to everyone who managed to grab some awards; I'm sure you deserved it. I went OMG when I saw my name in the 'Best New Writer', I had no clue I had been nominated. I've read Chickorita's work as well, and he/she definitely deserves first place for 'Best New Writer' :3
Breezy's raking in the awards it seems. Thanks for all your advice and dedication to this forum =D You deserve a big congratulations!
The Adventure of Adventureness got most original overall AND best comedy fic?
The Awesome of Awesomeness took third for best comedy fic?
Jack's Pokedex got best non-human main character, the pop-ups got best non-human villian?
The narrator took funniest character, and Miror B. was second in the same category?
And the naming of Cheeseball and Miror B. turning into a pop-up were the two funniest scenes?
This is so awesome, that so much of my stuff got voted for, and that so much of my stuff actually won! I want to thank everybody who voted for my stuff, and even those who considered it. Truly this is a great honor and you can be sure I'll keep on writing.
Best new writer omgomgomgithinkijustfellover. Gnee, thanks so much to everyone who voted for me! And I'm surprised I did well at all in the original story section, considering the amazing ideas batting around this place. And people like Marcus so that's awesome omg third. (Omg but I won something yayaaayay.)
Hey, guys! I'd like to just keep this fairly short and sweet, but thanks to y'all who nominated and voted for me. It's really an honor just to be on the list, especially since I know I'm sort of a ghost in the forums and didn't really expect much at all.
But mostly, I'd also like to say congrats to everyone else as well. All of the winners here totally deserved their rewards, and it really makes it satisfying to get beaten out by really worthy fics. Here's to hoping next year's awards are just as interesting and fun maybe?