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by , 16th May 2012 at 01:23 PM (331 Views)
So I've got over 1,000 Likes for my various posts around here. Neat.

I guess it's a trivial thing to take pride in, but there's little else I have to feel proud of. Once upon a time I wished there was also a Dislike function, but I figured that would backfire on me so hard and within a week's time I'd end up with twice the amount of Dislikes. :P

I have a week's vacation coming up starting next week, which I really really need. I haven't had a proper vacation since I started my first full-time job over 2 years ago, and by now I'm really worn down and generally depressed. I'd love to be able to work on the fic during my break and hopefully finish that chapter since it's been ten months since the last update. Gah.

I've been doodling some Trifecta-related stuff lately. Might show it off once I get home, but it's all related to the epilogue era of the story that's way way way beyond where I'm at now. But it's a 25 Years Later sort of thing, so it includes adult versions (however badly I can draw adults anyway) so far of Conway, Dawn, Barry, and Bianca. Also their kids.

I finally decided that Barry would eventually marry Bianca, yes. :P And even though he'll marry her and have 2 kids (that look EXACTLY LIKE THEIR PARENTS because it's a Digimon 02 gag), Barry still fags about Paul to the point that it annoys his wife. ♥ I finished drawing the adult Bianca shortly before the official art of BW2 Bianca came out, funny that.

I finished drawing Barry and Bianca's kids, Dwight and Gwen. I just finished drawing Conway and Dawn's daughter Soleil... now I need to finalize a design for her twin brother, Simon. :P After that, maybe an adult Paul (who will surely look like Brandon) and he won't be having any kids. Or a wife. Just a secret celebrity lover. He'll be an uncle to many many kids of Reggie's, though. Gotta finalize those; I designed them years ago. As well as adult Reggie who'd be much more handsome than my drawing talent could give him credit for, and perpetually pregnant Maylene. o_o

Whatever it takes to keep the fic going, I guess!

Oh yeah, and Best Wishes 2. That sure is a thing.

One crazy thought I had today while wondering how BW/BW2 would stretch out all the way until it's time for a Gen VI series (because a world tournament can't last more than a couple of months, surely).

Black and White have a running theme of alternate dimensions/timelines depending on what version you buy, right?

What if the Best Wishes we know ends well before the Gen VI games come out, and the successor series is Best Wishes... the other version? Or as I call it, "the Best Wishes that doesn't suck ass".

Hey, at least then both Victini movies could be canon? XD (though ideally my Not-Sucky BW would have some major differences in the main cast...)
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  1. Baron Brixius's Avatar
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    'Likes' are awesome. I'm getting close to 1000 myself even though I barely post anything worthy of 'likes'.

    But yeah, a 'dislike' button would probably create a lot of drama.
  2. Trainer Yusuf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinneth
    (that look EXACTLY LIKE THEIR PARENTS because it's a Digimon 02 gag),
    Will Dawn wear a pink neck accessory, fapped to death by pedophiles, be treated like a messiah by everyone and become a teacher in the end though? Wait. TomiokaxKonaka is canon. I knew it.

    Hearing news from your fic is great, even though this is like two months old. Even though I disagree with a good chunck of your views, both of the fic, BW, and DP; I like and respect your fanon ideas of how anime Sinnoh is layered out, how each of characters' families work, not to mention your diligent care for authenticity of characters' personalities and goals. Especially your attempts to justify why characters act the way they do which not only fits in with the story, but also their canon personalities. I also like how you manage to be respectful to canon personalities and goals of characters you don't care much or like. I think that is one of the biggest selling points for me. Of course there are things here and there which make you lose credibility(the whole "Y, I am your X", "X's parents not knowing parenting 101" and "X not telling Y what happened and instead lying" things have pretty much became in series gags), but your sadism towards characters is too enjoyable.

    Just a secret celebrity lover.
    I secretly hope you are going for the Comashipping route, because if you are thinking what I am thinking, the whole "pink, child prodigy, dark skinned, purple haired, dragon princess who has a hairstyle that fits her dragon" thing will make too much sense and I won't be ever capable of removing that mental image, ever. Especially since I would never want to.
  3. Shinneth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer Yusuf
    Will Dawn wear a pink neck accessory, fapped to death by pedophiles, be treated like a messiah by everyone and become a teacher in the end though?
    HAH. Oh if only. Dawn's going to be a damn supermodel all up in this. Barry and Bianca's kids are my only planned intended jabs at Digimon 02's ending right now; no one on the main cast is going to end up being a goddamn astronaut for no reason. :P

    Even though I disagree with a good chunck of your views, both of the fic, BW, and DP; I like and respect your fanon ideas of how anime Sinnoh is layered out, how each of characters' families work, not to mention your diligent care for authenticity of characters' personalities and goals.
    And boy do I wish more people were like you when it comes to disagreeing about things. Seriously. Agreeing to disagree is the best thing. And I appreciate your sentiments! I've put way too much effort into expanding on the anime's canon, but it feels very worth it when people acknowledge the effort and like/respect the ideas I've put into the whole thing. It still weighs on my mind even though I've made little to no progress on the fic since I made this blog post (apparently I was too broken down to do much of anything on my vacation ._.), buuuut... I've got another smaller vacation lined up for next week, and since I'm too impatient with my crappy emulator to sample BW2 before I buy it when it comes out in the US, I just might do something with it in that timeframe. Because now we're coming up on a year since the last update, and by that point I need to start getting serious.

    I also like how you manage to be respectful to canon personalities and goals of characters you don't care much or like. I think that is one of the biggest selling points for me.
    The only one that really comes to mind that fits the criteria is Misty, which is true as I dislike her immensely. Though it wasn't very troubling at all to write for her and by now she's well beyond served her purpose so she won't be a factor again as far as I can see. :P Though she was an interesting experience to write for, if only because she got to bounce off characters I like in the story and I always found Misty infinitely more bearable if she isn't with Togepi or Ash. I suppose being lukewarm towards characters like Zoey count for something when I write for her, at least. Kenny's only been mentioned so far, and I really don't like him. He may or may not have a role somewhere in the fic, but I'm not sure where he'd even fit in, to be completely fair. One thing I'll pussy out on for sure is integrating BW characters in any way, which isn't really needed to begin with. The series already mucks with my fanon by pure virtue of keeping Ash 10 years old, let alone all the other damage it's done to Ash's character. I wouldn't trust myself to write for Iris, either; she'd be the hardest one to detach from my personal perceptions of her. Normally I avoid writing disliked characters like the plague if I REALLY detest them, but very few characters truly make my shit list.

    But while I consider the BW series not in continuity with the fic, I do plan on making the vaguest of reference to it once Trifecta reaches the post-League arc, as Paul will be in Kanto afterwards and Ash will not be there. Basically I'll just make it so that Ash went on vacation and not say where or that he decided to start a new journey in the middle of his vacation. :P I really appreciate that you take notice to these relatively small details!

    Of course there are things here and there which make you lose credibility(the whole "Y, I am your X", "X's parents not knowing parenting 101" and "X not telling Y what happened and instead lying" things have pretty much became in series gags), but your sadism towards characters is too enjoyable.
    I think that's the strongest criticism I've ever gotten for this story! Awesome. I'm glad you're willing to tolerate it because sadism is indeed one of my driving forces of inspiration that created the majority of this fic's scenarios. And yeah, sticking so closely to the anime canon can at times hinder the story of the fic rather than benefit it. But I figure that's part of the job. At this point I'm especially compelled to keep making horrible pun-tastic titles for each chapter because the BW dub has all but given up on that. :( I'll take cheesy alliterations that hardly make sense over bland dreck like "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!" any day.


    I secretly hope you are going for the Comashipping route, because if you are thinking what I am thinking, the whole "pink, child prodigy, dark skinned, purple haired, dragon princess who has a hairstyle that fits her dragon" thing will make too much sense and I won't be ever capable of removing that mental image, ever. Especially since I would never want to.
    Wow, you just blew my mind! Even though I have the epilogue mostly mapped out, Comashipping could be a thing that ends up happening. I've given it thought and I still can't think of who Ash would marry and have kids with (as I refuse to put him with Misty - if she marries anyone in the fic it's gonna be Tracey - and it's generally hard to portray him settling down with a girl and having kids and not traveling constantly anymore). My initial mental draft has Paul secretly shacking up with his replacement rival that will appear in the fic's 2nd arc (who is a game character), but it's not set in stone. The premise of an epilogue is sort of an informal family reunion, only like two parts of the cast are actually blood-related. I'm sort of drawing inspiration from Little Women where the main cast decides to meet at a certain spot in 10 years if they are still alive by that point and see if they've achieved the goals they've set out for each other. Only this will be 25 years, and this is something I'll have to set up at some point in the main story. I didn't plan on Ash being part of it since he and his buds aren't really part of the Trifecta clique, but if I can come up with an idea for him then I can find reason to shoehorn him into the epilogue. Guess it would be incomplete-feeling to end a Paul-based story without having any traces of Ash in it! And having an excuse for any form of Comashiping is A-OK in my book.

    So thanks for the suggestion. I shall keep it in mind. XD
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