Note: There are one or two Pokemon in this story, which is why I chose to put this in the Pokemon section. Many places are also inspired by the Pokemon world.
A few years ago, I decided to take a one-year hiatus from Pokemon in order to see what life was like without it. Needless to say, it wasn’t exactly the worst year of my life, but my eyes were opened to other fandoms, books series, and whatnot that I still follow today.
Apparently, I couldn’t keep myself from writing. I just HAD to have some adventures playing out in my mind, but without Pokemon, what was I supposed to write about? Well, I had my theory of Aquapolians, I thought, why don’t I write a what if? kind of story.
So, what if Aquapolians and the country of Aquapolis were real? Many of you who had not read my fanfictions before may be thoroughly confused, but this story will probably prove the best introduction to the country and civilization you’ll ever get, because even the main characters themselves have to learn who and what are the Aquapolias.
Long story short, if you ever decide to read another of my fanfics, this would probably be a good reference manual for you (other than the Facts of the Chapter I currently run in How to Save a Life).
This is another of my live-action stories that contain characters I’ve picked and chosen from different fandoms. Since I’ve enjoyed posting links to the pictures of the actors I love working with (started also in How to Save a Life), I’ll give you pictures of each new character of the chapter before each chapter begins.
As always, here are a few things I need to get out of the way.
1. Constructive criticism is always encouraged. I feed off of it. Don’t be afraid to point out plotholes, grammar mistakes, etc. However, I’m also not out there to win awards. I write because I enjoy writing and having other people read my work. If you think my overall concept of a story sucks, you don’t have to read it. Seriously, no one’s making you. Long story short, please do not rudely bash my work or other reviewers (yeah, I’ve had that happen before).
2. Throughout this fanfiction, you’ll encounter characters whom I have pulled from different fandoms. Since I invest most of my research time into one fandom at time, I do not have an extensive knowledge of each of these fandoms. Thus, sometimes, characters may seem to act differently than they would normally under any circumstances.
3. So, I didn’t completely take Pokemon out of the story. There are some legendary Pokemon sprinkled here and there. That’s why this is in the Pokemon section.
4. The PM List will be kept here for future reference:
I now present to you Aquapolis, the story of how a group of seemingly ordinary people found they were destined for a higher purpose that would change history as we know it.
Every student of modern psychology has studied Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
At the very bottom of this pyramid of hierarchy lie breathing, food, water, and sleep, all processes needed to physically exist.
Next comes the issue of safety, with security of the body, family, health, resources, economy, and property. Safety from fellow men and the environment.
On top of safety lie love and belonging, friendship and family. Human contact. Beyond food and water, a person cannot live in isolation.
Then comes esteem. Self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others and respect of oneself. All important qualities in human relations, whether personal or professional.
And finally, at the top of the pyramid is self-actualization, which contains morality, creativity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, and acceptance of facts.
At the top lies this, what a person’s full potential is and the realization of this potential. To become everything that one is capable of being.
Though we never have the foresight to see exactly what, at the end of the road, we are truly fully capable of becoming, we still strive for that goal. Cutting time off of your mile, making that big business contract work, graduating at the top of your class. We strive to achieve higher and higher goals throughout our life, trying to gain a sense of self-worth.
“Why was I put on this planet?”
“What is the meaning of my life?”
“I have to achieve to make my life meaningful.”
All thoughts that cross through the human mind, either consciously or subconsciously.
“What a man can be, he must be.”
But what if our life is suited to a higher purpose than the goals we strive for? What if someone out there has another goal for us, something bigger than we can ever imagine?
What if, in one moment, our destinies changed beyond our wildest imaginations?