WIP The Origin of Species by DaystarEld - T - Pokemon

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  1. ImaNuke

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    Title: Pokemon: The Origin of Species
    Author: DaystarEld
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Sci-fi
    Status: WiP
    Fandom: Pokemon
    Pairings: N/A
    Summary: Enter the world of Pokémon from a rational perspective. Instead of starting his journey in ignorance, Red has spent his years studying the creatures so central to his world... and he doesn't quite agree with all the information in his books. No time for rookie mistakes here: he's on a quest to discover the true nature of Pokémon, and maybe even find out where they really come from.
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9794740/

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    Thanks Thaum. Here's the original. Consult the rules before posting, folks. - Drome

    Pokemon:The Origin of Species by DaystarEld

    Words:274,735 Chapters:38

    A story about the pokemon world form a rational perspective.

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9794740/38/Pokemon-The-Origin-of-Species
     
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  2. Nazgus

    Nazgus Death Eater

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    Two questions and a request:

    - Why should we read it?

    - What is your rating?

    - Please follow proper format as outlined on the Review Board Rules
     
  3. KaiDASH

    KaiDASH High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    This story is ok if you can ignore the occasional naval gazing and unnecessary explanations about extraneous junk.

    3/5. It'd be easily 4 if the author didn't have a hard-on for rationalism or whatever they call it.
     
  4. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    I have yet to read a story that had the word rational in the summary that was actually bearable. What's this about?

    Summary says:
    So, what can we expect? Is this going to be one long lecture from Red tearing down everything that made pokemon charming or something?
     
  5. Thaumologist

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    Title: Pokemon: The Origin of Species
    Author: DaystarEld
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Sci-fi
    Status: WiP
    Fandom: Pokemon
    Pairings: N/A
    Summary: Enter the world of Pokémon from a rational perspective. Instead of starting his journey in ignorance, Red has spent his years studying the creatures so central to his world... and he doesn't quite agree with all the information in his books. No time for rookie mistakes here: he's on a quest to discover the true nature of Pokémon, and maybe even find out where they really come from.
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9794740/

    Okay, so now that's out of the way, I'll get onto the actual review.

    I'm normally reluctant to delve into rational stories, because most of them are shit. The MC will walk around, attempting to convert everyone and make them worshippers of the great EY, whilst ignoring whatever they feel like from canon. Hell, some of the authors don't even bother reading the source material!

    But this is actually a good pokemon story. Red is the rationalist who wants to become a scientist, Green is a foreign junior journalist, and Blue wants to step out of his grandfather's shadow. Whilst Green and Blue listen to Red and his ideas, he isn't the only smart one - they both help him decide on a plan of action, and he does value their input.

    There's some extensions to the canon world, and fleshing out of ideas I've seen used in other stories, but there isn't anything that springs to mind that really jarred me.

    However, whilst I am already following this story, I don't really remember much of the plot. I know Giovanni runs a blog, I remember the witness scene, Bill and his lab, and the Psychics... But there's not much else I recall. The story hasn't stuck with me, unlike several other pokemon fics, which is a bit of a negative.

    It does update frequently, with decent sized chapters, so it's worth giving a go. I like it, so I'm giving this a 4/5, although I really think this is a YMMV fic.
     
  6. M.L.

    M.L. Seventh Year

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    Btw, what is the deal with these rationalist fics and the last name of Verres?
     
  7. Stealthy

    Stealthy Fourth Year

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    HPMOR made Harry's name Harry Potter-Verres because obviously hyphenating is rational, and the rest of them are referencing that as an homage to The Great EY, father of logic and reasoning.