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    The Author's Profile - Version 5
    Approved by JX Valentine

    Welcome to the Author's Profiles. The old thread died months ago so I'm bringing it back.
    Here, authors can post their profile about writing, favorite Genres, strengths and weaknesses, etc.
    You can also link your profile into your signature, if you wish.

    Rules

    - All SPPF rules apply, as do the Author's Cafe rules.
    - If you plan to update your profile, simply edit your post. Don't create a new one.
    - Follow the layout provided below to post your profile.


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    [B]Name:[/B] Self explanatory
    [B]Age (Optional):[/B] Self explanatory
    [B]Types of Writing (Optional):[/B]
    [B]Strengths:[/B] What are your strong points in your writing?
    [B]Weakness:[/B] What are your weaknesses in your writing?
    [B]Types of Characters:[/B] What are your favorite character types to write about?
    [B]Completed Stories:[/B] Do you have any stories that are currently finished?
    [B]Current Stories:[/B] Do you have any stories you are in the progress of writing?
    [B]Future Stories:[/B] Do you have any stories planned for the future?
    [B]Writing Tips:[/B] Can you offer any tips to other authors?
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    Beta Readers

    Beta readers are people who work with authors privately to help them develop their stories. Some beta readers are only proofreaders, people who read an author's work before it's published in order to point out any issues with grammar, spelling, plot consistency, word choice, and so forth. Others are more general consultants, who can be there to serve as sounding boards (or people who offer advice on developing plot, characters, scenes, and so forth every step of the way). Some people do both.

    If you're interested in offering your services as a beta reader, please include the following form after your author's profile (including the line in order to separate the details of your work as a writer from your work as a beta). Please also pay attention to the following rules:


    Beta Rules

    Beta Readers
    - If you do not have a story linked in your author's profile, then please provide a writing sample. Samples should be at least four sizable (read: not one-liner) paragraphs long.
    - All beta profiles should also provide links to at least two reviews written on the site. Each review must be at least two sizable (i.e., not one-liner) paragraphs long and should say something specific about the stories they're posted to. Both this rule and the rule above this one are meant to give potential clients a good idea of how much experience you have and what your betaing style is like.
    - All communication between a beta and a client should be done via PM/VM/email. Do not use this thread to communicate with your clients.

    People Seeking Beta Readers (Clients)
    - Do not use this thread to communicate with betas. If you see someone who you would like to ask to beta your work, please contact them via VM or PM.
    - Please note that betas are not a replacement for proofreading. They are a supplement. Before sending your work to a beta, please spellcheck and proofread to the best of your ability. This makes a beta's job easier and allows you to get your work back faster.
    - Betas have the right to say no to betaing your work for any reason. Please respect their decision if they tell you they're unable to handle your work.
    - Please also respect your beta as you're working with them. Harassing them over their advice or how long they're taking is a good way to end up without a beta. Doing it on Serebii is a good way to end up with an infraction.
    -- You are, of course, more than welcome to discuss advice or ask a beta for a status update, but please do so politely and give a beta space when they ask for it.


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    [b]Weaknesses:[/b] (Please list anything you're not as great at covering. For example, if you'd do great at giving people advice on grammar but don't think you'd be a great advisor for plot, please note that plot's your weakpoint.)
    
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    Nice to see this is back up again.

    Name: xEryChan but everyone mostly calls me Ery.
    Age (Optional): I'm 22.
    Types of Writing (Optional): Angst and suspense are really my favorite things to write about, does that count?
    Strengths: I'd say I'm mostly good at spelling and grammar.
    Weakness: Definitely tenses and punctuation.
    Types of Characters: I mostly stick to characters that I am familiar with and know their personality well enough to write about them. I try to avoid writing about OC's and characters I know next to nothing about, out of fear that I'm writing their personality wrong.
    Completed Stories: As of right now, I don't have any on serebii but I have written several stories of The Wanted and they're all posted on my tumblr. I do have some drabbles but I don't know if they count or not.
    Current Stories: I'm in the process of trying to finish a Mathan (The Wanted) story on my tumblr and on top of that, I do have my BTR story, Beyond Broken, which is currently in progress as well but it only has one chapter and the prologue.
    Future Stories: I'm plotting a Pearlshipping story right now and I am in the process of writing an Amourshipping one shot, both of which are currently untitled.
    Writing Tips: Have fun with your writing, that's about all I can offer you.

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    Name: CuriousHeartless, also known as CurioOfTheHeart and Jacob.
    Age (Optional): 18
    Types of Writing (Optional): I mostly like doing multi-chapter OC-centric fics.
    Strengths: Frankly, I'm not sure.
    Weakness: Not the best at description, or character development, or staying with a story until I finish it. Trying to improve though.
    Types of Characters: I like doing a variety of characters.
    Completed Stories: A one-shot for Shin Megami Tensei IV titled Pardon My French which I have posted on Fanfiction.net (Under my other pen name CurioOfTheHeart) which people actually seem to like fairly well. I believe I also posted it on here.
    B]Current Stories:[/B] 'Persona Goal:Conquest', an OC Persona fanfic that I have posted over on Fanficfiction.net. I'm updating it a bit slowly, but I am hoping to actually finish this one.
    Future Stories: No new projects, but I am planning on redoing and finishing my Digimon fanfic 'Digimon: Spiral Force'.
    Writing Tips: Uh...just keep at it?

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    Name: Shadow Lucario
    Age: 21
    Strengths: Writing battles is something I pride in. I try to make them different.
    Weakness: Most of the time it would be description.
    Types of Characters: I try to write about a lot of different characters so I'm not stuck with just one.
    Completed Stories: Pokemon Academy: Dedication Through Light and Darkness
    Before the Bond (One-shot)
    The Pledge (One-shot)
    Current Stories: Hero's Bond (link in signature)
    Future Stories: I have one more one-shot planned, but as for chaptered fics, I don't have anything currently planned. There might be a sequel to Hero's Bond, but let's see how this one ends first.
    Writing Tips: Don't try to write if you're not in the mood. It won't come out like you wanted.
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    Name: ~SkyHigh~ but you can just call me Ash.
    Age (Optional): I'm 18
    Types of Writing (Optional): I mostly stick to one shots but I do have a multi-chaptered planned for the future.
    Strengths: Description, spelling, and grammar.
    Weakness: Tenses, they always seem to give me problems.
    Types of Characters: It varies, tbh. I mostly stick to characters that I know of though. I find them the easiest to write about, especially if I know their personality.
    Completed Stories: So far, I don't have any.
    Current Stories: Sorry but I don't have that I'm currently am writing, atm.
    Future Stories: Yes, I have several. I'll edit this post when I come up with a title for them.
    Writing Tips: Have fun with your writing. If you don't enjoy it, then it's going to be obvious in your writing, trust me.


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    Name: Hakajin
    Age: 26
    Types of Writing: Fiction (romance, fantasy, sci-fi), personal essays, journaling
    Strengths: 1) Characterization-- I'm really good at detailing the thoughts and emotions of my POV characters; I've been told by readers that it's easy to put themselves in my characters' shoes. Also, my characters tend to be complex and nuanced and have realistic motivations.
    2) Style-- Part of this goes along with characterization; my POV characters tend to have distinct voices. Also, I'm good at figuring out what they'd focus on. Tone also goes along with this.
    Weaknesses: 1) Plot-- It's not that I'm bad at coming up with interesting plots, but I do have trouble getting from point a to point b sometimes. Like, I'll have certain plot points in mind, but I'm not always sure how to connect them. Issues with pacing is an intertwined problem.
    Types of Characters: My POV characters tend to be introverted and self-aware. As for the characters surrounding them... I can work with all kinds of personality types, as long as I can understand the character's motivation. Like I said before, there's pretty much always going to be
    some kind of motivation with me.
    Completed Stories: A bunch of Pokeshipping stories of varying quality. You can find them under my profile at fanfiction.net (link in signature).
    Current Stories: Pokemon Generations: Satsumi's Journey-- When Satsumi's dad goes missing on a trip to investigate an ancient temple ruin, she decides to do everything she can to find him. She knows it won't be easy. Sickly for most of her childhood, Satsumi grew up sheltered and isolated, and even though her health has improved, she's still a timid, awkward girl prone to worry. Dealing with her new friends is almost as much of a challenge as dealing with her new enemy. But most troubling of all is the strange mystery which threatens to pull her under. What happened in that ruined temple so long ago? What does it have to do with her dad's disappearance? And what it Satsumi's connection to it? She'll soon find out, whether she wants to or not.
    Future Stories: Well, I'll probably be working on my current one for quite a while... But at some point in the future, I'd like to write a fic from Serena's POV about her and Misty being romantic rivals. It'd be about them bonding over their mutual feelings for Ash and coming to respect each other and all that good stuff.
    Writing Tips: Care about your characters. This won't necessarily make your characters good, but it's hard to write good characters if you don't care about them. Because if you don't, why should the reader? And if the reader doesn't care about the character, there's not much incentive to find out what happens to them. And if you want to write realistic, relatable characters, start with yourself. That doesn't mean write your characters exactly like yourself... but start with something you can relate to, a motivation you can understand. That should prevent your characters from becoming stereotypical. Oh, and just write; don't sit around waiting for the mood to strike you, because you'll never get anything done. Chances are, if you care about what you're writing, you'll get into it as you're writing.
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    Name: Brutaka, but you may call me Bru!

    Age: 19

    Types of Writing: PMD fics are pretty much main focus right now, but I do some trainer/journey fic stuff sometimes. Mostly adventure stuff, but romance always tends to slip into my longer fics.

    Strengths: Apparently I'm good at world-building, so lets go with that. Oh, and coming up with cool ideas.

    Weakness: Characterization. Hands down. It's just so hard D: Oh, and going through with the aforementioned cool ideas.

    Types of Characters: I ... don't know O_O My characters tend to be all across the map. I would say that , my male characters tend to be level-headed and sometimes over-analytical, while my females tend to be louder and more spontaneous, but Predestined and the upcoming Destiny Mirror both break this. So I don't even know.



    Completed Stories

    The Gift
    Pokemon-centric One-Shot
    Post Date: September 13th, 2012

    -Quick Summery: A Marill and Marshtomp take a short adventure to find their depressed Eevee friend something to cheer her up.

    Predestined
    Trainer One-Shot
    Post Date: February 27th, 2013

    -Quick Summery: The strongest trainer in the world (and she knows it) attempts to stop a god from doing what it wants to do. But can she change the course of fate? Or will destiny get the better of her?

    The Lost One's Weeping
    Pokemon One-Shot
    Post Date: December 31th, 2013

    -Quick Summery: They told you not to go into the Wandering Woods. Why didn't you listen?

    Felix
    Pokemon-centric One-Shot
    Post Date: December 28, 2014

    -Quick Summery: A male, shiny Pachirisu named Felix is bullied all his life for being different.

    Lost Loot

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon One-Shot
    Post Date: January 1, 2015

    -Quick Summary: An outlaw team heckles a young Explorer group for their treasure.

    Stone'd: But Not in the Herbal or Death Penalty Ways

    Pokemon One-Shot
    Post Date: January 1, 2015
    -Quick Summary: Steven Stone doesn't like rock puns. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the Hoenn League does.



    Current Stories

    re:Through the Thunder and the Lightning
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Chaptered Fic
    Last Updated: January 4th, 2015

    -Quick Summery: A reboot of TTL. A boy is attacked by a monster on his walk through the woods, and saved by an unknown power. For whatever reason, he awakes as a Pachirisu with amnesia and quickly meets a borderline-narcissistic, copper-furred Emolga. Ongoing calamity in the region interrupt the boy's quest to return to humanity, and soon they are tangled up in the affairs of this new world. Zekrom and Reshiram are at it again, this time free of human control and are not above enlisting the help of other deities. Can such a small and unimpressive duo of a Pachirisu and Emolga contribute anything to the war effort? If not, how will Shane get home?

    re: A Vulpix Tail
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon / Journey Chaptered Fic
    Last Updated: July 6th, 2014

    -Quick Summery: Reboot of AVT. Luke, a slacker boy from the sleepy town of Accumula is forced to go on a Pokemon journey, but not before a red-haired girl falls into his life. Or at least through his front door. She has no memory at all, though she's pretty sure she used to be a Vulpix. Can Luke still beat the Pokemon League and does he even have the motivation to try? What does Amy have to say about all this? What's with weird group called Team Plasma? Why is there a green-haired guy following the trainers around and why is he so interested in Amy?



    Future Stories

    Doom Desire
    Pokemon One-Shot Fic
    -Projected Summery: Head Honcho of the villainous corporation Comet Inc., Markus Shean, gets his hands on the key to completing all of his dreams. Will he succeed in taking over the world? Or will his greed get the best of him? And what does the cliche 10-year-old hero have to say about all this?

    Destiny Mirror
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon / Pokemon Centric Chaptered Fic
    -Projected Summery: Explorer Aryll the Leafeon had found several strange and powerful artifacts in her day, so she didn't think much of the legendary relic known as the Destiny Mirror - that is until she found herself in the presence of a red-leafed duplicate of herself. The new Leafeon behaved like the original in every way; she even retained all of Aryll's memories. Both Aryll and the newly dubbed Llyra are understandably confused, but it isn't fun and games for long. The mirror soon vanishes, Mystery Dungeons start forming faster than ever before, and every just seems really upset. What does all have to do with the Mirror? And can Aryll and Llyra stop it before the entire planet is one giant Mystery Dungeon?



    Writing Tips:

    -Firstly, don't be discouraged by criticism. There's some fierce reviewers here, but if you take their advice and don't run away, you'll turn out to be a better writer, I promise.

    -Secondly, just keep writing. The only way you'll get better is to keep doing it, and I've seen too many friends stop writing all together. It's rather sad...
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    List updated everyone I might as well just go ahead and post mine now.

    Name: Mizz Nikki but you can just call me Nikki, if you want to
    Age (Optional): I'm 21, turning 22 in January.
    Types of Writing (Optional): It honestly depends on what kind of mood I'm in, to be honest. Sometimes I will write angst and suspense. Other times I will write. It really all comes down to what I feel like writing.
    Strengths: Description. I'm really good with describing a scene so you can imagine exactly what is going on and exactly how the characters are feelings. I'm also good with plotting with a story. I come up with all these awesome plots left and right.
    Weakness: Tenses. I stink with tenses, to be honest. I always struggle with them. I try my best but they always baffle me.
    Types of Characters: I don't like including OC's in a story, to be honest. I just feel if I were to include one, they would be so bland and horrible, the readers would get sick of them and abandon the story. I mostly stick to characters I know about and I know their personalities to a tee, I feel they're the easiest ones to write about. I try to avoid characters I know next to nothing about, out of fear i'm getting their personality wrong.
    Completed Stories: As of right now, I only have a few finished, such as some drabbles and a couple of two-shots but none of them are on serebii, they're all most on tumblr.

    Invisible
    (Jaythan two-shot; The Wanted
    Summary: It’s the night of Jay and Nathan’s one year anniversary and things don’t go as planned. Jay was nearly beated to death and Nathan was kidnapped. Jay manages to visit Tom in his dreams and tells him where Nathan is but will Tom make to Nathan in time?

    Unexpected Love
    (Kathan two-shot; The Wanted
    Summary: Nathan is dating Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and their relationship is revealed to the world a lot sooner then he planned.

    Current Stories: I have a couple.

    Out of Time
    (The Wanted; multi-chaptered)
    Summary: “All this pain spread over your face. All I wanna do is help you out of this place. So hurry up now before you run out of time!” - Only You by The Wanted. Nathan Centric.
    Warning: This contains some pretty dark themes, such as abduction. I would advise you not to read it if you don't like that sort of subject.

    Riddle Me This
    (Big Time Rush; multi-chaptered)
    Summary: After the unexplainable disappearance of Carlos, the boys begin to frantically search for him. But riddles only have begun to show; literally, as the kidnapper leaves riddles for the band members to follow. Who is this riddler?

    Future Stories: Oh, you better believe I do.

    Return to Houen
    (Pokemon; Amourshipping, Cavaliershipping; multi-chaptered
    Summary: Satoshi, Serena, Shigeru and Hikari. Four friends, four people with unshakable bonds; now on a new path. The Houen region awaits, as so many new adventures and experiences. And dangers. Will these roads release something new in our heroes? New feelings?

    Right now, this is my only one but I will edit this post when I think of more.

    Writing Tips: Don't let people get you down and stop you from doing something you enjoy. Some people can get be really mean, I understand that. But don't let that stop you. Pay not mind to the haters. The same goes for critcism. You can always take the critcism to heart to improve your writing.

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    Name: Umbramatic, but you can call me Umbra
    Age: 23
    Types of Writing: Pretty much anything fantasy or science fantasy, mostly Pokemon.
    Strengths: I'm not sure what others think, (need to ask) but I like to think I'm good at characterization since it's the part I have the most fun with; characters bounce off each other and get into weird scenarios naturally in my head (I swear they have minds of their own) and it's fun to write that out. Also, I have a lot of fun coming up with cool/funny/cute ideas.
    Weakness: Oh dear god description. I can never strike the balance between too much and too little, and usually end up with too little anyway. Also, I have a history of usually not sticking with big ideas, to the point I'm afraid to do my longer fanfic ideas.
    Types of Characters: Generally, I have fun with any character as long as they're more rounded, since I actually have an easier time writing for the characters I assign more depth to. Also, Legendaries. I looooooooove writing for Legendaries (and deities in general).
    Completed Stories: On FFnet I have Green and White, a oneshot I wrote about Reshiram and N. There's also Long March Of Time, my first-ever published fanfic, but I never went back and finished that for reasons. I also have written several articles for TVTropes' Pokedex Extended Fanon Edition. I did enter the Interpretations contest on here but never published my entry. Caging Destruction, a spiritual successor oneshot to said Interpretations entry, is here. The final version of my ORAS contest entry, Crater Dreams, is here.
    Current Stories: Truth, a sequel to Green and White, is here.
    Future Stories:

    This fall if I work out enough of a plan I'll start my first longer fanfic in years, Heroes After All. It basically involves taking a few characters and locales from the anime, sticking them in a mostly games-and-fanon based world, and putting my own spin on their story from there.

    I may do a few more oneshots during HAA's run, probably about Steven Stone, AZ, and Fire Emblem.

    I've got a few other ideas further down the line but I don't wanna get ahead of myself.


    Writing Tips: If you've got an ailing plot or character find out what they need and freaking give it to them. It's helped me many times and will help you too. Probably.
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    Name: Missingno. Master
    Age: 24
    Types of Writing: Comedy, and basically anything with Pokémon in it.
    Strengths: Dialogue.
    Weakness: Description.
    Types of Characters: I'm kinda all over the place with this one.
    Completed Stories:
    The Adventures of Adventuresness series:

    • The Adventure of Adventureness: Jack, the unfortunate protagonist of a shoddily-written two-line fanfic teams up with the narrator to exact revenge on the author.
    • The Awesome of Awesomeness: In order to rescue the narrator from his author's wrath, Jack must explore the Kanto region and collect all eight Gym Badges.
    • The Random of Randomness: To give them more of a chance in the battles to come, Jack and his friends must explore the Unova region and catch many new Pokémon. On their travels, however, they learn of a shady organization by the name of Team Plasma.
    • The Epic of Epicness: Jack and his friends arrive back in the internet and team back up with Miror B., plotting and planning for the final showdown.


    404 Error series:

    • 404 Error: Orange and Violet are two new Pokémon Trainers in the Tanko region, where Glitch Pokémon are just as common as the official ones. While setting out, they come across a strange boy...


    Other:

    • Pokémon: An Unlikely Origin: A man arrives at a lonely moonlit crossroads to make an unusual deal with a demon (Pokémon/Supernatural one-shot crossover).

    Current Stories:
    404 Error series:


    The Adventures of Adventuresness series:

    • The Hoenn of Hoenness: Years after the series was supposed to have ended, Jack finds himself on an adventure taking him to the tropical Hoenn region.

    Future Stories: Nothing at this time.
    Writing Tips: Don't get discouraged because the first few fics you write get scathing negative reviews, or get ignored altogether, or get you banned, or whatever. Nobody's perfect, and very few people are going to turn out a nugget of literary perfection on the first try. The important thing is that you keep trying. Although, if a fic you write really does get you banned, try to steer clear of that area and write something different. And don't let the haters get to you. Constructive criticism is always good, but even the less-constructive variety can bring up some valid points.

    Also, play to your strengths. If your attempts at writing some serious drama story flop, give comedy a shot.
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    Guess I might as well do this.

    Name: Dragonfree
    Age (Optional): 24
    Types of Writing (Optional): Anything I write tends to turn into dark drama about characters suffering if it goes on long enough.
    Strengths: Characters.
    Weakness: Writing style, planning.
    Types of Characters: I tend to gravitate towards deeply flawed people covering up their weaknesses and insecurities with pathetic defense mechanisms.

    Completed Stories:

    (Not a complete list, but my other one-shots are really old)

    Morphic: A few scientists get drunk and start fiddling with gene splicing. Ten years later, they're taking care of eight half-Pokémon kids, each freakier than the next, while a religious fanatic plots to murder them all. (14 chapters, plus a bunch of silly extras. This is a particularly good example of that "Anything I write tends to turn into dark drama about characters suffering if it goes on long enough" principle I mentioned above; this was supposed to be a humour fic but seven chapters in it takes a nosedive into depressingland, never to return.)

    Butterfree: Trainers aren't supposed to have favorites, but you were my favorite. And then you started losing. (One-shot, mostly angst.)

    Curse: Wanna-be champions Kari and her Dragonite get their hands on a mysterious TM containing the move Curse, which they had previously only seen used by Morty's Ghost Pokémon. Why does it work so differently now? (One-shot, horror/tragedy.)

    Scyther's Story: Spin-off of The Quest for the Legends, written for NaNoWriMo 2006. Tells the story of Scyther from that fic from his birth until he joins Mark's team. (Seven parts, ~33,000 words.)

    The Fall of a Leader: The sequel to Scyther's Story, written for NaNoWriMo 2007. After Razor leaves the Scyther swarm, Shadowdart strives to become Leader while Stormblade tries to pick up the pieces with the friend who is rapidly drifting away from him. (Seven parts, ~57,000 words.)

    Current Stories:

    The Quest for the Legends: The story of an ordinary boy on an impossible quest in a world that isn't as black and white as he always thought it was. (64 chapters plus prologue and counting; I finished the first draft of the rest for NaNoWriMo 2012 and am still in the process of editing it because I write slowly. I have been working on this since 2002, and this version was started in 2004, so at least the first half of it is pretty terrible, but it picks up a bit after that.)

    I am also still writing Morphic extras even though the actual story is completed (see above).

    Future Stories:

    Morphic, version 2.0: Morphic desperately needs a rewrite now that I properly know what it's about. I will write this, but who knows when I'll get around to it.

    Morphic II (not the actual title): There will also be a Morphic sequel, but that's likely to not happen until I've done the Morphic rewrite and who knows when that will be.

    Writing Tips:

    Characters are people and people are complex. Don't slap together character traits into "strengths" and "flaws" boxes; shape a whole personality with hopes, fears, obsessions, priorities, and let the way they are realistically hinder them in the situations you write them into.

    As a writer, your job is to give your characters hell. You should write them into exactly the kinds of situations where they're way out of their depth and make them attempt to deal with them anyway. Stories where the characters are perfectly equipped to handle whatever gets thrown at them are predictable and don't build a lot of tension, even if you have a "flaws" list in their character profile somewhere.

    Chapter 65: Three Dragons
    The story of an ordinary boy on an impossible quest in a world that isn't as black and white as he always thought it was.
    (rough draft of the remaining chapters finished for NaNoWriMo; to be edited and posted)

    Morphic
    (completed, plus silly extras)
    A few scientists get drunk and start fiddling with gene splicing. Ten years later, they're taking care of eight half-Pokémon kids, each freakier than the next, while a religious fanatic plots to murder them all.

    Lengthy fanfiction reviewing guide / A more condensed version
    Read and I will be very happy for a large number of reasons.

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    Name: Griff4815 AKA 'Griff'
    Age (Optional): Early 20s.
    Types of Writing (Optional): Mostly character-driven adventure-dramas. Particularly Digimon.
    Strengths: It would have to be characters, character dynamics, and character development.
    Weakness: Syntax. I still make awkward sounding sentences, I think.
    Types of Characters: I don't know if I can narrow it down to a certain character type. I have loads of different characters that I find interesting. It's fun trying to write different sorts of characters, and I think I do okay with it. It would be easier to say that I find overpowered, wish-fulfillment, godmod characters to be really boring/annoying. I always have to have a sarcastic character somewhere.
    Completed Stories: Do you have any stories that are currently finished?
    Current Stories: A Dragon in Shining Armour - Examon becomes the eleventh digimon to be accepted into the Order of the Royal Knights. However, him being a dragon causes some friction with some of the other knights. Despite this, fitting in won't be the only problem he'll have to deal with. Evil Digimon threaten the stability of the Digital World and the Order. On top of that, the Royal Knights clash over their differences. (It's on Chapter 17. I've technically finished writing it now, but I'm behind on posting here. More up to date on fanfiction.net)
    Future Stories: Holy War - The sequel of 'A Dragon in Shining Armour'.
    Writing Tips: Can you offer any tips to other authors?

    (I'll finish off the rest of this later. Need to go now.)
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    Name: matthew11
    Age (Optional): 17
    Types of Writing (Optional): Fluffy and Comedy (and sometimes tragedy) fics.
    Strengths: I don't know for now.
    Weakness: Description of a setting and characters in a plot.
    Types of Characters: Mostly characters from the Pokemon anime/games, but I'm planning on writing some from different fandoms. Of course, altering their personalities and characteristics to fit my future fics
    Completed Stories: On FF.net:

    Feelings, Confessions, and Eureka: Satoshi and the others are taking a break in Miare City from traveling, and someone has an idea about making the two childhood friends become a couple.

    Current Stories: On FF.net:

    Climbing Down The Mountain: Ash has now become Pokemon Master, but it seems it doesn't satisfy him, and so he looks for answers.

    I have written some drabbles here in Serebii, but does those count?

    Future Stories: Planning on writing an Advanceshipping fic sometime after finishing the above. After that, it's one-shots time!

    Writing Tips: Do not be discourage by criticism. Always welcome it. It helps a lot in improving your writing skills. But if it seems too harsh, bash them Lol.


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    So I am a bit new to fanfics I am writing one at the moment but that's my first one, so glad to meet ya!

    Name: Fossildude747
    Age (Optional): 13, turning 14 in March
    Types of Writing (Optional): Most likely funny and serious in the same stories. Sometimes cute things as well, like romance. I probably won't make the best jokes or anything, but I say funny because the only fic I am writing at the moment has it's serious points, but it's still going to be light-hearted is what I mean by funny.
    Strengths: What are your strong points in your writing? Displaying characters emotions and personalities.
    Weakness: What are your weaknesses in your writing? Descriptions, I think I am ok at them but not the best, sometimes they are ok and sometimes bad.
    Types of Characters: What are your favorite character types to write about? Any, I like having plenty of different characters in a story. The only story I am writing at the moment, The Love of Fire, will hae many different characters but the ones that are introduced so far are different from each other. One is mature and kind, but however has a temper. And the other is immature, impatient and often a coward, but when he needs to be serious he will be.
    Completed Stories: Do you have any stories that are currently finished? No
    Current Stories: Do you have any stories you are in the progress of writing? The Love of Fire
    [BFuture Stories:][/B] None planned yet
    Writing Tips: Always be ready for criticism, it's going to happen, it will help you. Also make sure your characters have personality, don't make them all seem like the same person.

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    Name: Moonlight Amaryllis

    Age (Optional): Still a teenager, not yet an adult.

    Types of Writing (Optional): I'm someone who enjoys to write just about anything that suits my mood, or whatever I feel fits the goal I have in mind. I prefer the more character-driven, emotional side of the writing spectrum.

    Strengths: I've been told that I'm very good at battles/action scenes and getting the reader embroiled in a character's emotional crisis.

    Weakness: I struggle to describe physical objects and appearances, and working with "show don't tell" aspects of exposition, backstories, and worldbuilding.

    Types of Characters: I like characters with Hidden Depths and who are Cute But Troubled; characters with massive potential for exploration and exploitation.

    Completed Stories:     Spoiler:- completed stories:


    Current Stories:     Spoiler:- current stories:


    Future Stories: I have several oneshots and ficlets planned for the future. I have a PokeAni/Madoka Magica crossover idea that has been marinating in my mind for half a year now, too, so we'll see where that goes.

    Writing Tips: Always strive to improve. A writer who thinks their work is perfect never goes anywhere.
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    NAME:
    Steamcraft
    AGE:
    Twenty-one.
    TYPES OF WRITING:
    Action/Adventure and Drama/Romance, mostly in the yaoi/slash variety. Usually I find a bit of Horror seeps through without asking. Sci-fi Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, etcetc. I kind of drift everywhere, haha~
    STRENGTHS:
    IC characters, strong plot, and dialogue.
    WEAKNESSES:
    Confusing plots, inner-monologue, and never have I ever completed a mutli-chapter story.
    TYPES OF CHARACTERS:
    I'm terribly fond of flawed characters. Give me someone who stutters, someone who has anger issues, someone who has arachnophobia so bad they won't step outside. I have a habit of being cruel to characters when I write, so I enjoy writing how strong they are to overcome my wickedness. Or not able to. That's fun, as well.
    COMPLETED STORIES:
    N/A
    CURRENT STORIES:
    N/A
    FUTURE STORIES:
    untitled: Mewshipping three-shot fic, crossed slightly with His Dark Materials.
    WRITING TIPS:
    It only happens if you try. If you're not giving your all, then there's nothing to evolve from.
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    Name: Omegagoldfish

    Strengths: I'm pretty good at making backstories and coming up with basic ideas and my spelling is decent.

    Weaknesses: Kryponite, dialogue, and a tendency to make bad jokes in my beta reader profile and a tendency to procrastinate.

    Types of characters: I enjoy making antagonists, writing the 'good guy' has never been fun for me.

    Completed stories: None

    Current stories: None

    Future stories: I have a Mystery Dungeon fic planned out, but I don't want to say anything about it, and it won't be here for a while.

    Writing tips: The hardest thing to do is get your ideas organized.
    Last edited by Omegagoldfish; 5th January 2015 at 9:44 PM.
    I am now a "story adviser" or something like that, PM for more details.
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    Name
    Danielle

    Usernames
    Here: Mogar (Formerly Beirut/SpyroxPikachu)
    Archive of Our Own: Keratosis

    Age
    Seventeen

    Gender
    Female

    Writing background
    I've always liked to write, for as long as I can remember I always wrote stories and would tell them to anyone that would listen. As a young child, my mom has told me that I always had some sort of story for her, and I always had an interesting way of telling them that she loved to hear. However, being so young, I couldn't exactly tell my stories to the world; which forced them upon the ears of those that didn't understand what they were about. As, at this age, most of them were about animals or Pokemon.

    The first story I can really remember ever writing, was something interesting. It was more of a comic with an accompanying story, but it was an interesting piece of childhood literature nonetheless. The story involved four cats, each one possessing a different element which they controlled in their warzone-like home. As I was a child who also grew up with a game about a cute dragon, I gave them each a dragon forme which they could transform into when they became angry enough. As odd as this seems, I was extremely proud of these characters that I created, drawing them whenever I got the chance and always explaining my drawings to people.

    I wrote my first "true" fanfiction when I turned eleven, which was also around the time I had begun doing much more on the internet. I decided to join this form, out of my love for Pokemon and because I had been using the site for Pokemon information since the first time I picked up my copy of Emerald. I was immediately drawn to the fanfiction board, curious as to what sort of creative ideals people could come up with. Being a huge fan of the Mystery Dungeon series, I usually resorted to reading these fics. This opened the door for me and gave me a rather interesting idea, to write my own.

    The fic of question was known only as "The Sky Chronicles", I have very little memory as to what the plot to this fic was. However, I can remember the main characters were an Eevee and a Pikachu. The fic was a more "mature" take on the first game, involving character injury and nearly character death. I came up with ideas for this fic for a very long time, however, it never saw the light of the internet, especially because, well, it was never exactly completed. It was a real shame, considering how much effort I had put into creating the universe at which the fic ran on.

    Once I entered high school, I drifted away from my writing comforts, as I had only ever written about animals or Pokemon. This was also around the time that I began to get into RPGing, especially on this forum. I began watching more TV once I hit high school, especially because a lot of my new friends had started recommending television programs to me based on some of my book interests. I had begun watching the BBC series, Sherlock. I was in love from the start, I even began writing fanfiction before the second season had even started. Alternate endings, as well as Alternate Universes formed in my head for my new found love.

    Sherlock, to this day, is still a huge part of my writing. It's the fandom I owe the most to, as it was the fandom that truly got me interested in writing. However, around the age of fifteen, I found a new thing that I liked a little more than Sherlock. I found that I rather liked horror as a genre, reading mostly horror novels and beginning to watch more gory and scary television programming. Around this time, I discovered Hannibal. Hannibal, coupled with my love of creepypasta, began to shape most of my writing. I adored horror, I adored incorporating horror into everything I wrote, as I still do.

    Currently? Well I still adore Hannibal and Sherlock, along with Pokemon. However, I usually try and add some sort of horror into these fandoms, twisting them into something scary and much more interesting. I adore creepypasta heavily, writing for the community and often listening to people read them as I do my own writing. However, I prefer writing my own universes, my own original stories over fanfiction now.

    Fandoms you write in
    Have: Pokemon, Sherlock, and Hannibal
    Want: Achievement Hunter, More Original Stories, and Creepypasta

    Types Of Writing
    As I stated, for Pokemon I prefer to stick to the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon genre, as that is still my favourite Pokemon game series. But I also love putting horror into my fanfiction, a dead body, a horrible fiend that aims to hunt down and destroy exploration teams, ideas like that are what really makes my blood pump. For my original stories, I also usually stick to horror ideas, or ideas of survival. As Hannibal is already a rather serious and horrific show, I barely need to change it in order to fit my interests.

    Strong Areas
    I've found myself to be very good at creating characters, and I take great joy in making characters as interesting and relatable as I can. I want people to view them as people, not just a character that they found between the pages of a book. I take a lot of inspiration from the works of Conan Doyle, as he made two men who weren't exactly relatable, but they're two of the most realistic and wonderful men that I've ever had the honor of reading about. I also take pride in my very wide vocabulary.

    Weak Areas
    Plot. Plot is the bane of my existence. I know that it is truly the foundation of a story, but I struggle desperately with it. Making an interesting and perfectly flowing plot, is insanely difficult, as any writer will tell you. I take a very long time perfectly working out my plot, often making sure that everything flows before even beginning my story. This is why anything I write takes a very long time to ever see the light of the internet.

    Type Of Characters
    Various characters. Although, I must admit, I rather like the damaged characters who have trouble dealing with their situation. I liken this to my absolute adoration for Will Graham from the Hannibal series, as he is one of the most damaged beyond repair characters I have ever seen in the media. I like making characters like people, giving them obvious strengths and weaknesses, as everyone has things they're good at and things they're bad at.

    All Was Well
    Teen (Alternate Ending/Sad) / 900+ Words / One-Shot / Sherlock
    John is distraught after Sherlock's demise, but there is still hope inside him that Sherlock is alive. Although his life is going downhill, he manages to find a light that he prays will keep him going.

    The Enemy
    Teen (Action/Alternate Ending) / 1100+ Words / One-Shot / Sherlock
    Sherlock wants to know who the dreaded Moriarty is, however, he may not like the answer.

    The Fear Has Gripped Me
    Teen (Action/Alternate Ending) / 2000+ Words / One-Shot / Hannibal
    Will finally confronts the ripper, but his mind is much too far gone to comprehend who he really is.

    ??? (Working Title)
    Teen (Apocalyptic/Horror) / Chaptered / Original
    Follow Isaac, a teen who has been struggling to live in this god-forsaken zombie wasteland, he wishes he had human contact, but he supposes his cat is enough.
    Going to ???

    Charlie
    Teen (Comedy) / Chaptered / Original
    Charlie is an average teenager, he goes to school and always attempts to put a smile on everyone's face. He's quite popular but denies his popularity, oh how he wishes those girls didn't flock to him.
    Going to ???

    The Sky Chronicles
    Teen (Suspense/Mystery) / Chaptered / Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
    Eminent and Kay are becoming rather confused by the wind that often blows through town, there's something... unnatural about it.
    Coming to Serebii

    ??? (Working Title)
    Teen (Horror/Mystery) / Chaptered / Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
    Murder has been running rampant in Treasure Town, Wigglytuff's Guild has changed it's ideals to better suit the current world.
    Coming to Serebii

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    Name: Roberto (but I prefer Rob or RobSp1derp1g)
    Age (Optional): 25
    Types of Writing (Optional): Mainly romance/ comedy, essays (when the theme is compliant), blog posts.
    Strengths: Dialogues and emotional scenes. Oh, and plots.
    Weakness: Description, and something that happens to me sometimes, I think of something to add to the story and then sort of rush the chapter to get to that point.
    Types of Characters: If I think of a story for a character and I can see the character's actions in my mind, that's enough for me.
    Completed Stories: Quite a few actually. I've got The Man Who Can't Be Moved, an AdvanceShipping songfic based on the song from The Script (had lots of help with it from Uzamaki Hinata), I have a few iCarly stories, and since I came back to this site I've made The Laws of Science and Rollerskating, a LaserBladeShipping fic that's a companion story to What Happens
    Current Stories: What Happens, an AmourShipping fic. Me thinks you might like it. I have something else being written too, but it's not Pokémon related and it's the biggest project I've ever done. It's an original story. I will only give you the working name: Ben's Problem. You'll see it in a bookstore and later in theaters.
    Future Stories: Apart from Ben's Problem? No, but ideas come to me sometimes and I just got to write them.
    Writing Tips: Keep a notepad with you at all times, and don't rush inspiration.
    Last edited by RobSp1derp1g; 20th January 2015 at 12:07 AM.
    This says "Age: 17". From Pokémon 3D Online for Android.

    My fics:

    What Happens...
    (Amour, CHAPTER 4 UP) | The Laws of Science and Rollerskating (LaserBlade) | The Book (Amour) |
    Lots of Fish in The Sea, But Not That One (Amour)

    Other stuff:
    A drabble about AmourShipping.


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    If you like the stuff I create, comment, but please do so truthfully. It inspires me to make more.

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    Name: PhalanxSigil. However, you can shorten it to Phalanx, or use my real name Dan. Either way is fine with me.

    Age (Optional): 20

    Types of Writing (optional): I tend to like to write PMD's, as they've always provided the best stories, in my opinion.

    Strengths: I've been told I do exposition pretty well.

    Weaknesses: Keeping a story consistent, and over-exaggerating a certain character trait.

    Types of characters: I LOVE snarky and sarcastic characters with a heart o' gold. They're just so fun to write.

    Completed Stories:

    Mother of the Cave

    This is my first one-shot ever, which I submitted to Phoenixsong for the 2014 Serebii Yuletide. She...hasn't...read it yet, but I've seen nice things said about it from others. It's about a mama aggron who protects the denizens of the Granite Cave from a couple of poachers. Nothing too crazy. I'm still taking reviews for it, if anyone's interested.

    Current Stories:

    Pokémon: Convergence

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The only real way to describe this fic is "dimension-hopping shenanigans," as coined by Jax. It centers on Derek as he journeys to find his father in a world that not only wants them both dead, but is literally tearing itself apart.

    Future Stories:

    Potential ORAS journey-fic, if I have time and a unique idea.

    Writing Tips:

    In my experience, the best reviews for a writer to see, believe it or not, are the ones that tear a story to pieces. I always ask reviewers to be brutal with the material I've written, and the best review I've ever gotten tore the latest two chapters of Convergence to shreds. You learn so much from having that done to one of your stories. Inevitably, you leave reading that review a better writer.

    What I'm saying is this: be open to brutal reviews. The reviewer generally means well in what they say, and only say the things they do so that you can improve as a writer. Learn from it. And don't be afraid to fail so badly that the review has to be that brutal. It's a learning experience.
    Pokémon: Convergence

    "Dimension-hopping shenanigans." Need I say more?

    Next Chapter: Chapter 5

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    Mother of the Cave

    One-shot about an aggron watching over her den...until poachers appear and screw everything up.

    Next Chapter: N/A

    I'm still taking criticism for this story.

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    Name: Psychic

    Types of Writing: Character-driven one-shots

    Strengths: Characters, dialogue, description, grammar

    Weakness: Plots, especially in longer stories, and especially if it's on a more epic scale

    Types of Characters: Both original characters and canon characters. These days I’m particularly interested in flawed ones who are struggling to make things better

    Completed Stories: My more recent stories are:
    Under Control
    It’s Caitlin’s first time losing a battle as a member of the Unova Elite Four. She thought she could handle the position, but can she really?

    Forgiveness
    After Team Flare failed to bring about a beautiful and better world, Malva could find no way to make amends for the part she played. Wilkstrom has noticed Malva's self-imposed isolation and wishes to help.

    Important Announcement
    The mysterious Fan Fiction Moderators of Serebii have done the unthinkable: they deleted the Fic forum!

    The Motionless Journey of Youngster Ian
    He waits and he trains on Route 34. He wants to become a better, stronger trainer, but what keeps him going, what really motivates him, are his rematches with you.

    Future Stories: I’ve got plenty of ideas, for nothing solid enough that I want to mention, haha

    Writing Tips:
    Do your research! Whether this be to learn grammatical rules, scope out the site you want to post your story on, or to ensure your facts are correct and representations are accurate. When you go the extra mile, it shows!

    Proofread! Read your work over multiple times before you post it for the world to see, and look for spots that can be improved or small mistakes you may not have noticed before. Read it out loud if it helps! Don’t be afraid to postpone publishing your story if it means putting in that extra time and effort.

    Nobody is perfect, and you shouldn’t expect yourself to be, either! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or be wrong. Listen to your reviewers and take their advice to heart.

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    One-Shot Fan Fics:
    Forgiveness
    Under Control

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    Name: NarutoHater84
    Age (Optional): 30
    [B]Types of Writing (Optional): Computer lol.
    Strengths: Imagination
    Weakness: Grammar.
    Types of Characters: Manga or Fairlytale aka Disney or Superhero.

    Completed Stories: Not yet
    Current Stories: Do you have any stories you are in the progress of writing? Prince Hood, Guardian of the Realm and Dancing Ghost.

    Guardian of the Realm: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...-of-the-Realms

    Future Stories: Do you have any stories planned for the future? Nope.
    Writing Tips: Can you offer any tips to other authors? Nope just use their Imagination.

    I need some suggestions for my story of Guardian of the Realm.
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    I kinda sorta should have done this loooooong ago, but since I am lazy I'm doing this tomorrow.

    (Nah, I'm kidding.)

    Name:
    Here I go by solovino; but I'm better known in writing circles as Venia Silente.

    Name change? What? Have I mentioned I'm lazy?

    Age (Optional):
    Somewhere between 9 and 99. Closer to 29, or maybe 39.

    Fandoms:
    Among others: Pokémon (but of course!), Final Fantasy, Metroid and others far less known.

    Writing History:
    I started writing looooong ago, maybe 2005-ish. Back then I wasn't any good, but I improved after taking a good break.

    Nowadays I write and work mostly in the Pokémon fandom. Am a member of the unfortunately mostly inactive Pokédex Extended Fanon Edition, for which I have written a couple of xenoscientific articles. As for creative writing, most of my time is spent as an RPer but also I write my own stories, have done so for a good while. Most of my stories take place in my own interpretation of the Pokémon multiverse, a headverse that has been cooking since about when HG/SS were released. I hope to eventually write the one piece that will tie all of those other works together.

    Types of Writing (Optional):
    Hmmm.... probably hard to define. Character growth? When I write, characters change. It's one of the most noticeable things that happens. Settings and world in their daily functioning?

    When it comes to the Pokémon fandom, interaction between the wild and urbanized cultures from the perspective of an obviously non-human Pokémon.

    Strengths:
    My characters are well developed and can evolve on their own, discarding traits or developing new ones without losing their perceived identity for the most part. I also can develop or assist in the development of settings with visible facets such as geopolitics, physiology, myth and social mobility once I can get past the "critical mass" of documentation required to create them.

    Weakness:
    Tenses, man, how do I shot them? Also being verbose and having a tendency to be notoriously roundabout to get the point of a description across.

    Tools of Writing:
    A word processor of course. In my case, LibreOffice, sometimes coupled with Writer's Cafe's plotting and planning tools.

    A wiki and a small database as well, built on top of Dokuwiki and SQLite, because when your headverse grows large you have to keep track of things such as lore, eye colors or even voice tones and architectural styles. Needless to say, it's kept in sync with the above.

    People of Writing:
    Most of my recent experience writing has been built and shared by contributing with people such as Spiteful Murkrow, for whom I am a betareader and worldbuilding "consultant", and fellow writers such as InsaneTyranitar who are part of the same RPing force I am in. I also had a small similar experience in the Spanish community back when the times Pokéteca (Bulbapedia's spanish-labguage sibling) and its forum community were alive.

    Types of Characters: What are your favorite character types to write about?
    * Characters whose interaction with others is defined largely by a singular, great regret they have about their lives.
    * Characters who are almost the masters of their craft but not quite there yet.

    Completed Stories:
    To my own misfortune I am not the kind of person to complete stories (all together now: lazy!) - still, there are quite some stories of success here.

    * Playfield - One day, two Pokémon run. Why do they run, where do they come from and where do they go? What they consider a contest, a debt or a game, can be reduced to a simple word: time. Originally posted as part of a prompt contest in Pokécommunity.
    * Built for Risk - How do edifications like the Battle Towers work in the Pokémon universe? Here I attempt to provide an insight and interpretation of what the canon won't. Part of the Serebii 2013 "Interpretations" writing contest.
    * Pseudo-Legendary - When the princess is kidnapped and the knight is dispatched with some warriors to fetch her back from the witch, the dragon and the beast, things are sometimes truly not what they seem. Available from my catalog, see signature.
    * Unfit - A Mienfoo in the wild can only learn so much before his attempts for survival point him to an expanding world. If he is unfit to face the challenges that appear everywhere, where can he turn to? Available from my catalog, see signature.

    Current Stories: Do you have any stories you are in the progress of writing?
    I am at the moment (but lazily!) working on a small number of stories. Most of them are Pokémon ones, being the fandom I am at the moment most involved with.

    * Counterparts in Crime - a character-centric piece dealing with the lives of Archie and Maxie and how they evolved from being simply classmates to near-messianic figures to the unwilling orchestrators of what could have been one of the largest catastrophes in the Pokémon world. At the moment being developed and refined from an initial release as a prompt contest piece.

    * Interim - Sometimes to score what could be the greatest achievements of your life, it all depends not on your skill or on your effort, but on other people's capacity for making you wait. The story of two characters being weighted on the balance for one of them to become the new Champion.

    Future Stories: Do you have any stories planned for the future?
    There are two big stories planned for sometime in the future, intended to be the tying pieces of my headverse. "Stars of Suocé" (tentative name) will follow three Trainers who find themselves at the crossroads as they become skilled trainers enough to probably dedicate to the sport, but still not enough to avoid being returned to the schooling and education system. "The Guild of Rienna" (definitive name) will follow a copycat cult of Trainers who under the guise of protecting a natural sanctuary pursue the closed case murder of the family of one of their own - all while their Pokémon work behind the scenes burying their own secrets. Initial projections are about 40 chapter each, so... yeah, that's a lot of work that my heavy revisionism has kept me from getting out of the way the way I would like to.

    In the meantime though there are two special stories in the plans for the shorter term thanks, for the most part, to them being based off on material I had already written and published:

    * Built for Risk - the complete release of what was once my 2013 Interpretations Contest entry. The story of a Battle Tower building, a living effigy to the art and science of Pokémon battles, told from the perspective of the crew of humans and Pokémon in charge of building, managing and maintaining it.

    * Codename: Cardinal - rather than a story, a report on the activities of some figures in the Pokémon World considered the most dangerous for their destabilizing of the relationships between humans and Pokémon. My first attempt (I think) at writing a piece of hyperfiction and also the introduction piece to the unified headverse mentioned above.

    Writing Tips: Can you offer any tips to other authors?

    It goes mentioned a lot in writing guides, but yeah: get to know your characters a lot. Most of the time when you don't know how to move a story forwards is because you didn't know the characters responsible for exercising agency on the plot as well as you thought you did, and as a result you are stifled out of them not "acting natural".

    Also, when developing a setting: always tie things in strings of three or more. A new fighting style, emerged during an event, responsible for an art style. A law, prompted by a villain's action, results in background characters having to find new jobs. Stringing elements of your setting not only allows for it to become and feel more alive, but also provides you with hooks from where to grab and pull the plot when you need to make sure it keeps moving or when you need to expose or develop a new idea, threat or background.
    Writing what the Pokémon canon lacks since 2010!

    Published Writing
    SixthPlayfieldBuilt for Risk [preliminary]Silly human, romance is for Nidoran~
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    Counterparts in Crime -- Interim -- Built for Risk [complete] -- Scalar 2.0 -- Codename: Cardinal -- untitled hyperfiction

    Can help with: character development
    Can't help with: getting rich fast™ schemes.

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    Name: Dramatic Melody

    Age: 22

    Types of Writing: Been skewing toward the realistic slice-of-life side of the fiction spectrum nowadays (minus, of course, the fact that it's fan fiction about a fantasy world). Mostly one-shots, too.

    Strengths: I've been told that I have a distinct voice in my writing, which I do try to work hard on. I also experiment a lot with form, which can lead to some interesting ways of telling a story.

    Weakness: Thing is, it's hard for me to actually diversify this voice across my characters, and they end up sounding the same most of the time even though they shouldn't. The form experimentation is hit-or-miss, too, and most of the time the break in form comes at the expense of the plot, which is something I'm trying to improve.

    Types of Characters: Normal ones, for the lack of a better word. I love exploring the mundane and trying to make something interesting out of it.

    Completed Stories:



    Berries [one-shot]

    Intrigued about the myth surrounding Berry Forest, a researcher investigates around Three Island. In the end, she gets more than she asked for.


    A Friday [one-shot]

    She would be the perfect child to bring with it. But perhaps she was the perfect child to be with.


    Escape Rope [one-shot]

    Losing your wife is the most painful thing a man can experience. Everything else doesn't come close.


    Current Stories:



    Humans of Hoenn

    Everyone in Hoenn has something to say, and Brendan's making sure they're all heard.

    A similar version of this fic can also be found on Tumblr.


    24 Months [one-shot]

    If she had it her way, she wouldn't have let him leave. And as each month passes by, his absence becomes more and more prominent.


    Future Stories: I wanna post another one-shot before the end of the year, but the only thing certain about it is that it's gonna be set in Johto, seeing as the other five above are set in every other main series region. Yeah.


    Writing Tips: I say this to myself all the time whenever I think of a new idea for a story, but keep a steady balance between form and content. How you present your story shouldn't deter what the story is trying to say, and vice versa.


    Berries -- Humans of Hoenn -- 24 Months -- A Friday -- Escape Rope
    Trainers of Hoenn (Tumblr version of "Humans of Hoenn")

    Images were taken from five specific web pages of Serebii.net.

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