Jesus Christ, I haven't been here in forever.
by, 29th May 2011 at 01:29 AM (123 Views)
Yep. Exactly What It Says On The Tin.
I think I found a new home around the end of March- the TV Tropes Forums. I've been a troper for over a year, but I just stumbled across the forum one day, discovered the Writer's Block subforum and the Character Development Threads, and I never left. I'm more active over there than I've ever been over here.
'The people over there made me fall in love with writing again. I learned how to write a narrative. Before, I wrote in script format. I learned how to choreograph a fight scene. Before, my fight scenes consisted solely of Curb Stomp Battles. I learned how to write a Manipulative Bastard. Before, I didn't even understand how they worked. I've discovered a hobby that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life, my forte. I am writing original Urban Fantasies that run on political intrigue, deception, and lies. Before, I had ambitious dreams to craft cultures and histories for every last clan of Pokemon Gijinka.
Why have I "graduated', so to speak, from fanfiction?
The answer is simple. Gen V.
Most of the new 'mons make little to no sense as biological creatures part of an ecosystem, let alone as humanlike Gijinka. I eventually realized that as long as Pokemon remains popular and continues to make zanier and zanier 'mons that rely on Refuge In Audacity, I'll never be able to keep up, and even if I cut it off at Gen IV, my work will be dated.
I actually joined a Pokemon RP over there called Creation's Egg, whose main distinguishing trait was that all of the player characters could speak to their 'mons. It was promised that we would be able to meet legendary Pokemon and maybe even save all of existence, but 2,000 posts in, the only things that have happened were cameos from five legendaries, a slew of gym battles, and a few little skirmishes with the resident evil team, Team Gestalt. I recently left a few days ago due to dissatisfaction with the plot, serious pacing and continuity issues, and a lack of planning and intercommunication. Read the
essaypost of resignation, if you want.
I've discovered that I may be moving on from Pokemon, and perhaps this forum as a whole.
Bulbagarden Forums was my first ever discussion forum, so I of course won't forget about this place. The Writer's Block subforum usually moves faster than this entire forum, as I found, and it keeps me on my toes. I became the GM of an RP. I've participated in five character writing exercises, and started one of them. I now have plans to participate in one of their writing contests.
Farewell, Bulbagarden. I'm off. Good day, and good night.
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