The Long March of Time
Formerly known as "The Pokemon World: A History".
EDIT: Removed the rant. I think it's scaring potential readers off.
EDIT2: Table of Contents:
Introduction (this post)
Chapter 1: Origins
Chapter 2: Worldbuilding
Chapter 3: Primeval
Chapter 4: Forerunners
Chapter 5: Arrival
Chapter 6: Turmoil
EDIT3: Here's the ffnet version, though I haven't revised that one as much as this one.
Alright, now about this fic. I was looking at the pages on the Pokemon world and such on Bulbapedia, and thought, “This would make a good story all on its own.” And this flowed naturally from there. I actually decided to post it here on Bulbagarden as increased motivation for me to finish writing it. I have a history of “getting writer’s block”, but the “History of the Pokemon World” page on Bulbapedia and my own imagination are sure to provide me with a lot of material. (I hope so anyway – I don’t want this to become a dead fic.) It’s also somewhat inspired by All Tomorrows, a short sci-fi story I’m a big fan of, and is written in a somewhat similar style. There was also a fake leak for Black and White that gave me some story ideas, such as… no, I won’t spoil it.
FIC STARTS HERE!
Rating: TEEN for occasional graphic violence
Universe: Mixes stuff from the anime and the games, along with original material.
I have done it.
After many years of studying ancient mythologies, unearthing artifacts, and examining the brainwaves of Xatu and certain long-lived Pokemon, I have composed a history of our world. This history is by no means complete – it still has many holes, holes I intend to fill by visiting new regions and interviewing new people, as well as studying more ancient Pokemon. Nor is it intended to be a textbook- no, this is a story, a story that deserves to be told with passion and vigor, not just for route memorization. (Putting the story in history, as the saying goes.) There are things in here that every schoolchild will know, and then there are things only known because of intense scrutiny, this world’s darkest secrets. It is a story of mighty gods, powerful civilizations, and the various people and Pokemon that eventually led to the world we know today.
And it all started with an egg.
Unfortunately, that's all the introduction is - an introduction - but I'm working on the first chapter as I type this, and it should be up in a day or two. If you want to wait until then to post a comment, that's fine.