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    Default Re: How Fast Should a Good Journey Fic Go?

    A Savior's Legacy was the most viewed story on Bulbagarden ever and TPI is currently third most. I think if anyone's in a position to try and make that kind of story, it's you, Legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gastly's Mama View Post
    A Savior's Legacy was the most viewed story on Bulbagarden ever.
    It's also the most replied-to fic.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Haha well I appreciate you guys bringing that up, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was great. There were lots of things about ASL/TPI that were lacking...namely the depth of characters and interaction between charcters.

    This is something I hope to work on thru this new project. So we shall see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
    Haha well I appreciate you guys bringing that up, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was great.
    Well I'm sure it has something to do with it :p
    I'll reiterate what people have said here. If someone could break this ridculous taboo that journey fics are dull (which is completely false), it would be you.
    Of course, you had a few OC's in your last fics, but it will be interesting to see how you handle a fic full of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by some colour no doubt View Post
    I'll reiterate what people have said here. If someone could break this ridculous taboo that journey fics are dull (which is completely false), it would be you.
    That being said, we also have many other lovely training fics here too, like Rival's Story or Encounters: Blinto (which suspiciously hasn't been updated for at least two months now) or even Stainless Steel, but a fic written by you would have the most impact by far.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
    Haha well I appreciate you guys bringing that up, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was great. There were lots of things about ASL/TPI that were lacking...namely the depth of characters and interaction between charcters.

    This is something I hope to work on thru this new project. So we shall see...
    If you recognise these problems, then you can work on them. That just means that your new fic might surpass these other two.

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    I think it is important to have a gap between each gym/contest hall/whatever you journey is, but the episodes set in Routes or Mountains need to be interesting and actually move the plot. Not just have several Pokemon caught or evolved in these areas: a confrontation for a rival or the villianous team, smething dramatic happens to help the character learn a lesson etc. You don't want a year's worth of filler episodes between won badges, so make a few route stories between gym chapters. :)

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    It's completely up to the author and what pace s/he wants to tell the story. In some situations it makes sense to have a journey fic be fast-paced, in other situations it comes across feeling rushed. It largely depends on how many sub-plots you've got going on and how focused your story is on the gym aspect.

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    Default Re: How Fast Should a Good Journey Fic Go?

    Apparently some people have commented that Generation 2021 is both very fast-paced and very slow-paced.

    Try getting that kind of pace under control :P
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    My advice for avoiding filler: have your main character have other objectives besides winning badges and conquering a Pokemon league. Heck, never settle for having their rational for becoming a Pokemon Master just be "because they want to be the best". They should want it to prove themselves to someone (parents, mentor, their crush, themself), because the world is in danger (do not use this one very often), for fun, because they have nothing better to do, because they're looking for someone, because they need money, etc. That objective should be the central focus of all chapters that are not battle-centric. It's not filler if important events in any of the main characters' emotional journeys happen. Character evolution is how you hook readers, how you get them to keep coming back. That, and/or a crackerjack plot, but since journey fics have really predictable beats, that one's hard to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    That, and/or a crackerjack plot, but since journey fics have really predictable beats, that one's hard to do.
    What's a Crackerjack plot?
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Oh, sorry, I mean a really gripping plot with a lot of momentum, one that once you get into, you have to follow it to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Oh, sorry, I mean a really gripping plot with a lot of momentum, one that once you get into, you have to follow it to the end.
    Oh. *slinks away guiltily*

    I thought you meant a plot with lots of surprises at every end, like there is in a Cracker Jack box. Ah well.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zekurom View Post
    Oh. *slinks away guiltily*

    I thought you meant a plot with lots of surprises at every end, like there is in a Cracker Jack box. Ah well.
    Oh, that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Oh, that too!
    For an example of a really Cracker-Jack plot, given that criterion, try reading Generation 2021. It does take a bit of time to get to the twisty parts, however.

    (I'll stop whoring my fic out now >_>)
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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