Thousand Roads

A Pokémon fansite dedicated to the creative side of the Pokémon fandom, especially fanfiction.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Ugh, thanks for letting me know. Turns out there was a problem with the e-mail encoding that I wasn't seeing since I turned off e-mails on my local instance to protect my sanity during testing. The e-mail only gets sent if the comment was successfully saved to the db, so that's why you didn't actually lose any content, fortunately.

I don't think I even made it through the first chapter when I read it, but at the time I was just SO OFFENDED that anybody could think this story was actually good, ugh. As a somewhat more mature fan I just think it's kind of hilarious. A good candidate for dramatic reading at the next get-together, methinks.

raticate

Butterfree

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Heh, I never read Pokémon MASTER in full either - I read the first chapter and started the second sometime in 2003 or whatever, when it still seemed to be universally considered The Definitive Best Pokémon Fanfic, No Other Fanfic Can Compete, and had a hard enough time getting through it that I ended up deciding well obviously it's amazing but I just have a hard time reading it because there's too much description for my personal taste but really I'm sure it's just as amazing as everyone says.

While doing research for that comment, though, I looked vaguely through every chapter and apparently Ash's father is THE ELEMENT OF SHADOW ITSELF, which is making me want to actually read it.

lampent

ZeroZepher

Thanks for making this dude... this really helped with my "Randomizer" basically qr creating pokemon while using this to create random move sets. :D Ho-Oh

inkay

IgglybuffTheProdigy

Sorry, but what's a security token and why does it prevent me from commenting so much?

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Bah, didn't get a comment notification for this. Don't tell me I managed to break that feature somehow...

Anyway, dang, yes, I had somehow completely forgotten about that! Or idk, I didn't actually make it that far into Pokémon MASTER, maybe I never saw it. :P Thanks for that, tweaked the text a little. And doing a quick search (turns out "Ashura" is still really popular, I just don't read the right kind of fics to see it) even turns up at least one recent story where it's "Ashura Red Satoshi Ketchum." Ash just keeps getting more names.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Ahhh, yeah, that's a tricky one. Unfortunately I don't have a DSi and the site looks okay on my 3DS, so it's a bit hard to tell what's going on. I tried throwing some fallback colors in there, though; does it look any better now?

dedenne

Butterfree

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Great find - The Fallen Master does seem a likely originator, since it mentions its inspirations but those don't have the crucial betrayal element.

Ashura Satoshi Ketchum is definitely an oldie that I remember from way back in the day, though, and it turns out yup, it's in Ace Sanchez' Pokémon MASTER (search "Ashura"). I'm betting that's where it originated, then, given that tends to be cited as one of the earliest trendsetter for darker and edgier Pokéfics.

corsola

Regice

I think my browser is Opera and I'm using a Nintendo DSi.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Really? Dang, that's a new one on me. It's supposed to look something like this.

Could you tell me what browser you're using? Are you on a phone or another mobile device?

klink

Regice

Huh? For me the background is white.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

It's original! The games don't give you that many different starter options, so I couldn't re-use the system they have.

rayquaza-mega

Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Huh, you think so? The background's fairly dark, so the light text shows up quite nicely for me. I do have a new layout I plan to put up in August, but unfortunately it's another light-text-on-dark-background one.

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