One of my biggest wishes for ORAS was for the mostly forgettable characters of RSE to receive a huge overhaul that would make them stand out more and would integrate them better into the plot. I always thought that the story elements of RSE was one of the games’ weakest points, so ORAS wouldn’t be a proper remake if it didn’t improve on these weaknesses. [Fortunately, ORAS is miles beyond what I was expecting out of its plot and characters, so if any of you have the same doubts, please give it a chance as it has such a great story attached to it.]
That’s what motivated me to make this piece, which is a revision of my entry to the Alpha and Omega contest
. I couldn’t pass out on entering, since it was a great way of containing all my excitement for ORAS before and an opportunity to finally try out this idea I’ve had since earlier this year. That idea being the integration of the format of Humans of New York
into a fanfic.
For those who don’t know, Humans of New York (or HONY for short) is a sort-of blog that takes snapshots of multiple people that the photographer meets in his travels around New York City. These snapshots include a few lines of dialogue, which are often answers to questions that the photographer asks these people. The result is a very interesting portraiture of otherwise ordinary lives, with the readers getting to know these characters even if they’re only given so little.
This is what I try to do with Humans of Hoenn
—expand on the many, many
non-player characters of the Hoenn games with the little dialogue attached to them. Similar to HONY, this fic will present these characters as ordinary people who have many things to say. Unlike HONY, though, I’ve provided a theme for each “chapter” (or file, as I will call them here) of this fic, grouping together similarly-themed conversations that have more or less the same goal.
If you have any comments, suggestions, and criticism, don’t hesitate to leave a reply. Otherwise, thank you for reading these notes, and enjoy Humans of Hoenn