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Grubdubdub
04-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Title: Another Chance
Author: tatewaki2000
Rating: T
Genre: Drama
DLP Category: Misc.
Pairing: Ash/Misty [Not AAMRN, though.]
Status: Work in Progress [25k words]
Summary: Ash is finally going to marry Misty, but a tragedy prevents them from having that happy ending. However, when a 19 year old Ketchum somehow awakens in his 11 year old body he has only one goal. To keep Misty from dieing this time around.

Link: Another Chance by tatewaki2000 (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4656295/1/Another_Chance)

First recommendation, so cut my tongue first so I won't scream too much. Anyway...

This is a great fic, especially considering the fandom. First few chapters were meh, but it picks up fast. Grammer and spelling are decent, flow is good, characterzation of Ash is really realistic. We have seen only the outlines of the plot so far, but Ash has already started his quest and it should speed up soon.

Possible turn-off are the Ash/Misty pairing, superpowered Ash and a few things I would'nt want to divulge, but I really think you should give it a chance. Misty is definatly not the counterpart of Ginny or Hinata in this story, and she's portrayed well, although I have some concerns. Also, although Ash is superpowered, it doesn't take away from the story as it might have in other fandoms and it is quite believeable to those with some knowledge of Pokemon history considering other inventions and etc.

I think this could be picked up and enjoyed immensely by the casual Pokemon Master, a great story to Pokemon fans who really don't have a lot of stories to choose from, and a possible entrance to the fandom to the clueless people [where have you been?!] who are willing to spend 30 minutes on wiki [reading without knowledge about specific Pokemon (only first Gen) is kind of pointless.]

4/5

Agnostics Puppet
04-09-2009, 08:25 PM
It has potential, but I feel it is almost completely unreadable. The grammar, even WITH a beta, blows.

Ash not getting Pikachu was interesting and a welcome change.

But a pokemon drama? It doesnt work in my book.

2/5 for effort.

Blackvoice
04-10-2009, 12:33 AM
I always thought Pokemon was an interesting universe where nothing happened.

In this fic however, the grammar killed me before I could find out what the fuck was happening.

Grubdubdub
04-10-2009, 02:30 AM
I don't know, I just pushed through the first couple of chapters and then the grammar became okay.

Also, saying that nothing happens in Pokemon is completely false. It's true that you can't really enjoy Pokemon if you don't like the filler episodes [they are about 600 episodes of them...], but there is a plot. Also, I always thought that character interaction was one of Pokemon's strong points, so even if you don't think there's a plot, there's plenty to enjoy.

EsperJones
04-11-2009, 09:27 PM
On that last comment, I notice that most fics are based off the games. Are there any that are based on the (much more heavily) plot-based manga, Pokemon Special?

Blackvoice
04-11-2009, 10:23 PM
Oh, I know there was a plot, but when you have ten filler chapters between each real one it gets really tiresome. I haven't read the manga, so I don't know how it works there.

The movies, on the other hand, weren't bad; I loved them when they came out. I was younger, of course...

Agnostics Puppet
04-12-2009, 02:08 AM
On that last comment, I notice that most fics are based off the games. Are there any that are based on the (much more heavily) plot-based manga, Pokemon Special?

There are, but you really have to dig deep. And even then, you have to sift through all the obligatory crap/slash/more crap. Most of the good pokemon fics Ive read are based on the games, and feature an OC trainer starting out.

Grubdubdub
04-12-2009, 05:58 AM
On that last comment, I notice that most fics are based off the games. Are there any that are based on the (much more heavily) plot-based manga, Pokemon Special?

You do know that that manga is based on the games, right?

Anyway, I much prefer fics based on the anime. Although the games are the original, I think that the anime is the better source of canon, it being much much longer and full of details. Also, we already got pokemon special to be the ultimate games fanfic.

Calis Clayr
04-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Most of the good pokemon fics Ive read are based on the games, and feature an OC trainer starting out.
Would you mind linking them?

Mercenary
04-15-2009, 04:48 AM
Would you mind linking them?

Please. I've sometimes get the urge to read a Pokemon fic yet everything I try to read seems to be bile and more bile.

EsperJones
04-16-2009, 05:30 PM
You do know that that manga is based on the games, right?

Anyway, I much prefer fics based on the anime. Although the games are the original, I think that the anime is the better source of canon, it being much much longer and full of details. Also, we already got pokemon special to be the ultimate games fanfic.

I don't recall the Elite 4 trying to collect the 8 badges to bring about world destruction in the game. ;)

Grubdubdub
04-16-2009, 06:41 PM
...loosely based on the game.

Element
04-16-2009, 07:34 PM
Would you mind linking them?
Please. I've sometimes get the urge to read a Pokemon fic yet everything I try to read seems to be bile and more bile.

I'll just jump in here to recommend one fic, certainly the best Pokemon fanfic out there and probably the best piece of fanfiction I've ever read. Pretty much anyone who's dabbled in Pokemon fanfiction already knows it, so you may have already read it (its one of the few decent fics that exists). It'll take a while to read as its an absolute epic, but is utterly brilliant :)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm

Chime
04-27-2009, 09:35 AM
I'll just jump in here to recommend one fic, certainly the best Pokemon fanfic out there and probably the best piece of fanfiction I've ever read. Pretty much anyone who's dabbled in Pokemon fanfiction already knows it, so you may have already read it (its one of the few decent fics that exists). It'll take a while to read as its an absolute epic, but is utterly brilliant :)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm

This may just be the best pokemon fic there is. That probably isn't saying much though.

Maybe it's just me but I just can't take a story like this seriously. Ash is a terrible protagonist to work with. He's a naieve kid in the anime but you want me to believe he's a dark pokemon master and womanizer now? It doesn't help the fact it's been ingrained in me that pokemon don't really "kill stuff" (lol everything blacks out or faints).

Also, Misty can somehow control water without the use of a pokemon. Still trying to figure that out.

This story rates pretty high on my ridiculous meter, I would recommend avoiding it. It takes quite bit of disbelief suspension to wade through this.

1.5/5 (this story is grammatically sound, and there is a plot, I guess)

What I'd like to see in a pokemon story? Or just the series in general? Less Pikachu. More skill. It'd be fun to read a story where the protagonist is a bug trainer or something, and has to win his battles using strategy. Medapod >>>

Grubdubdub
04-27-2009, 11:36 AM
I'll just jump in here to recommend one fic, certainly the best Pokemon fanfic out there and probably the best piece of fanfiction I've ever read. Pretty much anyone who's dabbled in Pokemon fanfiction already knows it, so you may have already read it (its one of the few decent fics that exists). It'll take a while to read as its an absolute epic, but is utterly brilliant :)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm (http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Eaceywacey/pokemon.htm)

You do realize that this was updated in 2001, right?

That's not to say that's not good, but surely something good came out in 8 years, right? ...right?

Taure
05-04-2009, 10:50 AM
With regard to the fic which is the topic of the thread: bad grammar and painful romance killed it for me, as well as an overpowered Ash. Wouldn't mind reading a good Pokemon re-do fic, but this isn't it.

Now, onto a matter of real importance:

Element! You're alive!

Cruentus
05-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Actually Ash gets his ass kicked later on in the fic, a lot, when he starts pissing off the higher tiers of bad guys more then just the random bad guys, but really this fic is only the 3rd best story the two best is The Death of Ash Ketchum and Illusions of Grandeur, both are radically AU as it diverges before Ash even gets into the indigo league, another one would have been on my rec list as it was pretty cool, it was called Evolution and the author put a lot of thought into it, but he lost interest and rushed the ending so it barely makes any sense at all.

The Death of Ash Ketchum (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/92438/1/)

Illusions of Grandeur (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/362862/1/Illusions_of_Grandeur)

sincostan
05-06-2009, 01:36 AM
http://members.iinet.net.au/~aceywacey/pokemon.htm

Remember from way back when. I'd rate it a 3/5. Starts out strong because all the characters are mysterious and you're interested, but there's not enough substance to back it up.

I remember this other one about a guy with amnesia or you don't know his name, but he's got a Torchic (not helpful, know Torchic is super popular)... and it's got some hidden power hinted at. He's also somewhat jaded (not retarded like Ash), and the Torchic might have refused to travel in a pokeball like pikachu. However it went off ffnet.

It's much better than it sounds, but I remember very little of it.

Ceebee
05-15-2009, 11:53 AM
Would you mind linking them?I know this post is over a month old, but I figured theres no real harm done, considering the last topic was ~10 days ago.

http://www.rpgamer.com/fanfics/other/firest/firest.html

This really (2000/2001 iirc, probably even older) old story is one that for some reason I just can't forget. It's not exactly what you're looking for (OC characters following the game), and infact it's a completely fabricated section of the Pokemon world (though the original 'zone' appears in the second part).

I really liked this story and it made an impression on me when I read it all those years ago, and figured I might as well share.

I looked to see where it was originally posted (since it had better formatting than rpgamer.com), but the persons website galaxygym.com was discontinued and an actual gym took the domain name.

Edit: I actually started to reread it and it's actually not that good. You'd be suprised at what you think is good when you're <12

Dark Syaoran
05-21-2009, 07:22 AM
I once read a Pokemon story a few years back, probably the only one I've come across that I could stomach. The author threw the anime concept out the window and tried to make it as real-world as possible.

If his character got hit by a flamethrower, it actually hurt him. It burned him. Bad. None of this manga shit where in the next scene, he is perfectly fine. No sweatdrops. No face-plants. When the Pokemon fought, they did real damage. They bled. They got hurt.

It really made it a level above others I had attempted to read.

The only problem was that it was about an OC. But the author managed to make him interesting. A trainer who was banned by the Pokemon League when he was younger because of an unfortunate accident which resulted in the death of a Pokemon under his care.

Long story short, he steals the identity of another trainer he finds mauled in the forest and starts his own journey. He isn't the nicest of characters, though he is someone you can get behind.

It only had about eight chapters before it suddenly vanished one day, a long with his profile. Guess he gave up or was removed for some reason.

Remembering it has made me want to try find another story in this fandom worth the time it takes to read, so I'll try this and get back with a review if I find it to my liking. Or one of these other links that have popped up in here.

sincostan
05-21-2009, 03:10 PM
The only problem was that it was about an OC. But the author managed to make him interesting. A trainer who was banned by the Pokemon League when he was younger because of an unfortunate accident which resulted in the death of a Pokemon under his care.

Long story short, he steals the identity of another trainer he finds mauled in the forest and starts his own journey. He isn't the nicest of characters, though he is someone you can get behind.

It's about a Torchic isn't it?!? I think we might be thinking about the same one that the author mysteriously took off the internet.

silvers
05-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Pokemon Zero

Author: Afroshock

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4998290/1/Pokemon_Zero

Edward Willow is 13 years old. He has been thrown out of his home due to laws governing Johto and forced to become a Pokemon Trainer. This autobiography covers his life after becoming a Pokemon Trainer, and how he grows in a troubled world. Original

Has the elements of realism that your looking for. Main character is oc though.

Dark Syaoran
05-26-2009, 08:58 AM
It's about a Torchic isn't it?!? I think we might be thinking about the same one that the author mysteriously took off the internet. The accidental death? I'm not sure. The author was slowly building towards explaining all of what happened, but then it vanished. I can't remember what Pokemon it involved, if that's what you meant.

What I do remember is he catches a purple, abnormally large Chansey. He also manages to catch one of those flying-dark Pokemon that I can't remember the name of. They are basically a crow of some-sort.

Edit: Hm. Silvers may have found it, but I'm not sure.

Edit: No, definitely not it. The title did seem familiar to me for some reason, though.

Andro
05-28-2009, 04:34 AM
I remember that one, it's Pokemon Master Green by Fettucini, and the description fits down to him nuking his profile. There might be an IP82's HP Recycle Bin equivalent for Pokemon out there. It was early in development, probably too early for saving it to occur to most readers.

sincostan
05-28-2009, 06:12 AM
Huh? I remember the purple chansey that had really strong psychic powers rather than the Nurse Lovejoy type, but this fic definitely wasn't "Pokemon Master Green." It had some generic name like Dark Shadows or something other just as awful and nondescriptive. I believe the guy did remove his story from ffnet though. =)

Fuck, I wanna read it so bad, but it's off the net.

sincostan
02-08-2010, 06:00 AM
The fic is called Tangled Web by ChicRocketJames or on ffnet it was appishsnae and it's off the net. The purple chansey helped me find it!