Welcome. If you've been to serebiiforums, you might recognize this fic, but if not, I hope you grow to love my work. Before you read, I should make some things clear to all of you.
-Let me say this right now, if you're turned off by typical trainer fics, this will look like one for a while at the beginning. However, I can assure you that the storyline changes severely later on, things will become very dark. Please, let me ask that you don't stray away from my fic immediately.
-Also, if you're turned off by script formats, I can assure you mine is very descriptive and well-done. I even PMed a mod over on serebiiforums for approval before I posted it. And, this was originally gonna be a doujinshi, so I find a script really does it justice.
-I will try to update this weekly, but I can get occupied quite easily, and I have college now, so I'm not making any promises.
-For those curious of origins, as I said, Pocket Monsters Chronicles was originally conceived as a doujinshi manga by my little brother, who has the screen name Hiro (same as the main character). However, he couldn't scan the pages, time passed, and he got friggin lazy over the whole thing. He allowed me to write it on serebii.net as a fanfic, and I'm now posting it here. While some of the original concept of his story is still there, I rewrote a lot of it.
-This fanfic does not use the English names from the American version of Pokemon, Pocket Monsters Chronicles uses Japanese names from the original Pocket Monsters series. So you don't get confused, I'll put a list of Japanese names compared to English ones before every chapter. Some Japanese names I will translate (ex. Mizu Deppou to Water Gun), but if you're curious as to how they're said in Japanese, I'll put a list like that along with the name notes. I'll also use a bit of Japanese culture in this fic and make notes of that (as well as notes of certain inside jokes or scientific facts not everyone would know of), however, unlike the name notes, the cultural notes will go at the bottom of the post. Anyway, if you want to see previous chapters that have been reposted, just scroll past the current ones.
-This does not take place in the anime continuity. It takes place in an entirely different continuity, but there are some similarities and cameos to the anime world. Also, the world is a bit more futuristic, kinda like the one in Toshihiro Ono's Dengeki Pikachu manga. I'll also have little things from said manga such as a holographic Pokemon Zukan (Pokedex).
-The PG-14 rating is there for a reason. There is some strong language, violence, sexual situations, etc., especially later on in the story.
-It should be noted that on this forum, chapters are only up temporarily before they're replaced with the next chapter. I'm doing this because I try hard to make my writing seem manga/anime-like in quality, and reviewers (from Serebii) even commented that they could picture an anime/manga while they read it. By replacing old chapters with new chapters, I stimulate the experience of anime episodes airing weekly (or in the case of manga, having a chapter show up in a weekly/monthly magazine). If you start reading this fanfic at a late point, it'd be part of the experience to wonder what happened in previous chapters. However, don't worry, you will be able to see earlier chapters eventually. Anime and manga usually release their older stuff in DVDs and collection novels, and I intend to do the same here. After a while, I will post several of the old chapters at once later on in the thread. Oh, and I realized some people may be against the idea, but that's why I had a poll. It had a tie, but since I didn't vote for myself on the poll, I figured I'd be the tie-breaker.
-I have an older version of this fic that wasn't scripted (I posted it before I learned that Serebii DOES allow script fics). If you're interested in looking at the previous version, it can be found at http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=86 . If you hate spoilers, I wouldn't recommend this for obvious reasons.
-I'm also posting this fic at Pokecommunity, as well as Serebii of course. I also have the older, non-scripted version somewhere in the depths of fanfiction.net, but due to lack of reviews there (I didn't even get one), I decided to just abandon that.
-Please, please, please review. I won't threaten to stop this fic if you don't review, but I would be glad to see them. Also, please post an actual review instead of spam.
-So everyone knows, つづく (read as "tsudzuku") means "to be continued".
-I will be editting this first post to list updates.
5/13/05- reposted chapters 7-12 (Volume 2).
4/24/05- took down chapter 13 & 14, posted chapter 15.
4/17/05- posted chapter 14.
4/15/05- took down chapter 12, posted chapter 13.
3/20/05- took down chapter 11, posted chapter 12.
3/01/05- took down chapter 10, posted chapter 11.
02/14/05- took down chapter 9, posted chapter 10.
01/07/05- took down chapters 7 and 8, posted chapter 9.
12/24/04- posted chapter 8, reposted chapters 1-6 (Volume 1).
12/18/04- took down chapter 6, posted chapter 7.
12/11/04- took down chapter 5, posted chapter 6.
11/27/04- took down chapter 4, posted chapter 5.
11/07/04- took down chapter 3, posted chapter 4.
11/04/04- to the artists out there, please consider looking here.
10/31/04- took down chapter 2, posted chapter 3.
10/24/04- took down chapter 1, posted chapter 2.
10/23/04- poll result: I'm going through with the experiment.
10/17/04- please go to this poll.
10/04/04- posted thread and chapter 1.