Originally Posted by Kutie Pie
Well, I'm sort of surprised that it made such an impact - glad, though, nevertheless, since it was the impact I wanted. xD I really hope I can continue to deliver powerful emotions like that. With luck, later chapters will be able to hold just as much influence. ^^;; I really enjoy powerful back-stories, to be honest. Lol.
And I totally understand what you want for the characters. It'll be interesting to see a different type of hero, or at least an anti-hero as you're making it out to be. The further along the story we go, the more I'll be able to make a proper judgment on what type of character Zach and the others are. It's all part of the ride.
I've never really thought about Zach as an anti-hero, but it's an interesting premise. I guess I personally wouldn't go so far as to say he's an anti-hero, but more of a scared little boy who gets caught up in things he never intends to. He's just not the type to know how to pull himself out of them, though. Who knows, though - it's always possible to have a hero become a villain...
*cackles maniacally and points towards the poorly-written trailer for my fanfic*
Naw, the absence of a warning is fine. Surprises like that are worth being kept a secret. And I did see you told Jax that this story is an experiment (actually, I think it says so on the first post), and so far, the experiment is a success. *thunderclap*
Yeah, I'm really enjoying what I can do with this story. It's nice playing around with plot and the like - glad you're thinking the experiment is a success. For me, though, it hasn't quite started yet - this was one of the first chapters where I really
experimented with flashbacks to try and tell a story and deliver an emotional punch, so I'm super excited that you at least feel it worked well and you had such a strong reaction. But that's like... I don't quite know how to explain it. It's somewhat of a pre-trial in the midst of a slow beginning before the real experimentation starts. That doesn't diminish how overjoyed I am that my flashback methods seem to be understandable to others, at least. :3
That makes sense. But again, pitying and liking a character are two different things. Remember when I said there is a character on a certain show that made her more pitiful despite the horrific things she did? She's not my favorite character, but I respect how she had a bigger role than I thought. It's the same here.
Very valid point. For me, the way I feel towards Zane and Svetlana... I'm not sure if I'd call it pity. I guess I just get what it's like going through that, so I sort of understand them and that makes me like them more. I certainly don't expect others to - they're the rivals, after all - but I do want to at least make there be a small glimmer of hope that there's good inside them.
Even if they refuse to admit it.
And I'll go take a look at your new story. It almost doesn't look Pokémon-related XD.
I just love your posts. :P Thanks a ton, KP. I hope you'll continue reading for like, ever. xD