I've been thinking lately about fanfic genres lately, and more, about what Barb told me about the pokémon genre writign itself out, and something very odd struck me.
Dark pokémon fanfiction are common. Fantasy fanfiction, pretty common. "Pure" SCience fiction pokémon genre are not too unknown (thinking here of older fics like Love and Sacrifice, or that fic - the Omega Mutation I think the title was - I saw on FF.net. Mystery, romance, etc - these all have had their place.
But one variant of pokémon that I have almost never seen is this one : Pokémon in space. Sure, it may sound odd at first - it did to me - but then, what about the potential? What strange form of pokémon would develop in deep space? Pokémon versions of mynocks? Space slugs? (to steal from SW at first) What about the pokémon version of Mars? The Moon, etc?
And gym battles - can you imagine the kind of screwed up gym environments one could have in space? A ice volcano on one of Saturne's moon? The edge of the solar corona? The eye of Jupiter's great storm? What about gravity, how would the gravity on the moon (let alone the zero-G deep space environment) affect pokémon battling?
Just something I was thinking on (though to be fair, space WILL feature in Ambition's Debt later parts)...
What do you guys think? any ideas for pokémon in space? Any other idea for fanfic genres that have NOT been used (or very little used) yet?