Please let me know if I'm posting this in the wrong place, this is my first 'real post'. I couldn't find anything in the stickies indicating you couldn't do fanfic discussions in this forum, but feel free to prove me wrong!
Anyways! I've had a fanfic brewing in my mind for a while now... and lately, I've been wanting to get back on it. However, I haven't read anyone else's fanfic since I was about... well, 13, maybe? Whew. So around 5 years! So I'm uncoordinated as to what the 'mainstream' is these days; what people like to see, and what they frown upon.
I have several ideas floating around for the fanfic right now; sketches, too. (I just realized that all my concept sketches are in a sketchbook I don't have scanned yet... I'll do that after I finish writing this up and either edit them in or post in a reply) I know most of the details of the main characters (All originals) their team for a while out yet, etc.. It'll be a little darker than any of the offical pokemon storylines. But it seems that 'trainerfics' are frowned upon...? I don't plan for this to be a gym to gym story. (Heck, I'm not even sure they'll manage to get through all the gyms with all the diversions and such I have planned... region-jumping included.) What's the scoop on that?
Also. My main struggle at the moment... is deciding on the beginning region. One of the main characters has a backstory in Johto that she and her family have fled from; so, despite it probably being most appropriate for the mood of the story, I don't think I can go there for a while. I don't want to put it in Kanto, so that leaves Hoenn as my starting region. But each region has a different mood and feel; and from what I get from it, Hoenn seems to be the most.. bright, so to speak. Would I give off the wrong image from the start by beginning in that region, when it is going to be a rather dark story for a while after I get into the thick of it?
Anyways, that's more than enough rambling for now ^^;; I hadn't realized I'd gotten off track. Let me know what you think! If people show interest I'll be happy to explain more. I just hope I haven't put this in the wrong place....