I figure that I should reply to the people who have kindly reviewed this story.
Yes, it is quite a lovely setting - just not for the protagonist.Originally Posted by donotlookatdiagram
Actually, I only hint at Fakemon. If you're worried about Fakemon popping up in this story, I can assure you that they won't.Oh, boy. Fakemon.
Cool. I want to make the nightmare sequences as life-like as possible; they're there for a reason.I totes forgot this was a dream. I thought you were really killing him off this early.
I can certainly see why.This chick creeps me out.
Alright. I'll get to fixing that.You don't need the comma.
Nope. The wound happened in real life. It's just that he didn't do that to himself.Wait, so, when he cut himself in his dream, he did it in real life?
I wanted to include that to establish more of the relationship that Andrea and Claude had. She was definitely the alpha female to his omega male.This made me giggle.
If you want to get technical, I'd go with medicinal, but the drug itself is more along the lines of a futuristic painkiller. Those effects are going to be described with more detail in the next chapter.Umm... Are you talking recreational drugs (marajuana, cocaine, etc) or medicine drugs (ADD pills/ Antidepressants would seem fitting here)?
Nah, nothing so crude.Ooh, fun! He gets his head blown off!
Yeah, I can only imagine how awful that must be.YAY! Eyelid removal! (That's a new one.)
Faitios and Deifir have a rather...interesting dynamic. A love-hate relationship if you will.More giggling.
I don't think that taking away snacks for a lifetime is going to make up burning a soul to a crisp. It's probably just my opinion, though.This is so amusing. Also, it still doesn't make Andrea any less creepy. Love it.
Thank you. That's what I intended to portray; things back then weren't always as bleak as they are now.You know what? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the remainder of this scene is incredibly amusing.
So you liked that scene as well? Awesome. I'm glad that I did that justice.Yay! She's alive! ...Or not. That's cool too.
I've mentioned him in the first chapter, although it was much too vague of a glimpse to get what kind of person this man was.Originally Posted by GastlyMan
Thank you. I'm glad that I could portray the Revenant the way that I intended.That is awesome. It’s cool how it speaks as “we,” yet at the same time acts like only one person.
Yeah. Poor Jerrell...Whoa...that is freaky :O Excited to see what happens next...
Thank you for the compliments. I'll make sure to pull out all of the stops during this story.I'm really liking your setting. I'm interested to see what other terrors the spaceship holds.
As for the fifth chapter, I've gotten to a good portion of the beginning, and it's going along well. I'm going to be gone during Thanksgiving Break, so that'll give me Wednesday to Sunday to write the remainder of the chapter.
Edit: Sorry about that, @MeRoNo@. I should probably get to your review; I owe you that much.
It's no problem. I love answering questions like these.Originally Posted by @MeRoNo@
The ranking system is rather simple. When an MSE hasn't completed their first mission - much like Claude - they have the "Second Class" ranking. A "First Class" ranking would show that they've had a successful solo mission. It's also entirely separate from the normal ranking system (I'm going by United States standards), so guys like Dredge, Jennings, and even Harris are much higher up than Claude, who is younger than all of them.
As for the job? There's only a limited amount of MSEs. It's like the space version of the U.S. Army Rangers/Navy SEALs or the U.K. SAS. They only accept the best. Collars are given to every MSE so that information doesn't leak out, and it's actually like a symbol of pride to them. They go through a lot just to get one (as I said in the second chapter, it's surgically grafted to their necks. Most people aren't strong enough to go through something like that.)
The Pokemon...well, they're actually given to the person and trained up from there. Unfortunately, in this fic, it's not legal to own more than two. To make a long story short, there was a war, and many Pokemon were used against the government. Some would be given out for certain jobs (for example, Skarmory and Absol would have combat capabilities, so it makes sense to give them to someone in the military), but it's normally decided by what the government wants them to have. They'd probably keep the best ones for the highest ranking generals, commanders, and other influential military men and women. Favoritism (in the case of Andrea, for example) also plays a factor.
Thank you all for your kind reviews; it's awesome to get feedback like this.