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Current Residence: Charlotte
Favourite genre of music: rock, Romantic, country, J-pop (Vocaloid)
Favourite style of art: drawings, manga
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: altogether far too many
Personal Quote: "Was that really necessary?" Also, "Oh, this will be interesting"
So, I've been reading some Official Fanfiction Universities lately. Interesting fact; the Pokémon franchise has two--the Official Pokémon Fanfiction University for the games (sadly lacking in chapters), and the Official Fanfiction University of Kanto for the anime-verse. In their spirit of teaching fanfic writers The Rules, I'm going to say something very important regarding Pokémon names. Are you paying attention out there? Yes? No? Well, whatever. Here it is: 

If you don't know how to spell a Pokémon's name, look it up before you type and/or publish your fic.

Google and Bulbapedia exist for a reason, people. I know there are like 700 Pokémon now, but you need to know how to spell their names if you're writing about them. Specifically... Gyarados has two A's, Feraligatr does not have an O, Treecko is spelled with a C, and GASTLY DOES NOT HAVE AN H. Unless you're making the appropriate pun or actually describing something as "ghastly". The wise and talented antialiasis/Dragonfree has a list of every Pokémon's name right here. Use it. Learn them. PLEASE.

OK, rant over. Let's move into a matter of style; namely, "How do you represent Pokémon speech if it's not translated?" In the anime, as I'm very sure you know, Pokémon speak using bits of their names (e.g., "Squirtle squirt!"). The exceptions are large, dangerous Pokémon, who primarily roar/growl; the "featured Pokémon" of the movies (except Deoxys and the Latis), who are telepathic; Unown, who don't speak except in beeps (I think); Staryu, Starmie, and inorganic Pokémon; and TR's Meowth, who conveniently speaks (Brooklyn-accented) English.

This is all well and good, but we can only combine syllables so many ways before it gets dull. I suggest occasionally substituting an appropriate verb and describing an action, i.e., "The Glameow purred and rubbed its head against my leg" or "Beedrill surrounded the hapless trainer, buzzing angrily". Be creative! :D
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  • Watching: Chuggaaconroy play Pokemon XD

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kaoru-reisaki Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! My reader insert (Erwin x Reader x Levi) has two updates now. Check it out if you haven’t already!! 

Chapter One:
Chapter Two:


(PS: You have already read the “Prologue”...)
eatpraylove Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hetaliastory Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave!
eatpraylove Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

Thanks for the fav ♥♥♥

Maybe watch? >/////<




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eatpraylove Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Thanks a bunch for the fave! >w< *flail* It means a bunch!
eatpraylove Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the llama!
Not a problem! ^^
Suemoons Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!!!
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