A friend and I are working on a journey fic together. Now, we're trying to, of course, add originality and other such amazing things like character development and foreshadowing that lessens twists (I'm not the type to just let something huge happen without foreshadowing, to me, that makes it seem unbelievable and even in fiction there should be some realism. Unless it's humor). Well, anyway, we're having a couple difficulties with certain choices because we're fine with most of them but some can't go together or we don't want them together.
Well, one of these problems is dates for the other 'games' as we are going for a vaguely game canon time line. I know Kanto and Johto have three years apart but what about Hoenn, Sinnoh, and (later) Isshu? We have chosen for the fanfics timeline to run about sixteen/seventeen years after Hoenn's timeline but I'd like to learn a little about the others since they will eventually go there and I'd like to know how long ago the events from the games transpired there.
Another of our problems is our OCs and, yes, there will more than likely be OCxOC in the story eventually. However, both the two main female charries (twins, actually) like the same boy. And he knows it but we aren't sure who he should like. This might be resolved after we get deeper in the story and figure it out by ourselves but I'm putting both up. And no. The twins aren't going to fight over him.
Boy: Enjoys contests. Is rather blunt. Can understand and read people pretty easily. Close friends with the first twin but has a one-sided rivalry with the second twin--he is the one not to reciprocate the hostile feelings. He loves cute pokemon but doesn't coo over them. Doesn't want to hurt either girls or upset the two sister's friendship.
Twin One: Quieter and more confident in herself than her sister. Her feelings for him stem from their similarities and friendship. While outwardly very sweet and inwardly still a kind person, she fears losing the boy to her sister. Guilt, of course, comes from it and she's the responsible one of the twins. She likes contests but doesn't participate in them because her sister hates them. She also like pokemon she considers cute. She's bad at drastic changes in weather and is slightly germaphobic.
Twin Two: At first, hates the boy for becoming close to her sister and having electric type pokemon (her phobia). After she begins to develop feelings for him, it confuses her and causes her to lash out more. She's in denial quite a bit and runs off multiple times. She is extremely emotional (while trying to hide it) and very insecure. When realizing what she feels for him, she cries and begins to bombard herself with insults because she knows of her sister's feelings. She likes strong pokemon and battling. Strong-willed. Rash. Tries to hide all her insecurities behind a rude and eccentric front.
(Names are not listed because they could change.)
Of course, thoughts might change as the story goes on because they are all going to develop more as the fic continues. Journey fics, to me, are more about the change in characters than the actual journey.
Do you think it's a good idea for them to get generation five pokes early on? One each, from their land traveling aunt. (I know, I know, but that aunt is amazing.) They won't be able to use the pokedex on it because they won't be updated for Isshu region yet and each one adds a certain element to the story.
(Hint. The one twin two gets is electric. She reacts as an irrational, terrified person [which she is] upon finding out.)
I should probably shut up but I have a little more to ask. Game canon characters will show up. I doubt people would be too offended by HoennChampionShipping but who knows. And no. They aren't going to pop up married and lovey-dovey. It'll just be strongly, strongly hinted at. >.> So, do any of you find it offensive?
Also, my friend wants to give her charrie (twin one) more flaws. Any suggestions? She's a harder one to develop for us for some reason.