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Hello! I have tried to use both links in my forum siganture, but the actual Mon is not showing, only the link text. I have created my novel. Do I need to wait until November for it to work, or am I doing something wrong?




Website: NaNoWriMo

I'm receiving an error and I think it's because my NaNoWriMo username has double dashes in it - when the page loads I get an error rhat I have to enter a novel this season (which I have) but I noticed that the username field says "feather-weather" and not "feather--weather"


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

That's an interesting theory, and one I think it might be possible to get a sense of by looking at the timing of Arceus' emergence as a player in betrayal 'fics. Was there an earlier trend of some other legendary "choosing" Ash, which was then replaced with Arceus once it was introduced, or did that trope instead emerge around the time The Lightning Thief was released? It would be much less clear if it showed up later than either of them, of course.

As far as aura goes, specifically, I think the simplest explanation for that is just that Ash was shown to be an aura user in the eighth movie, people thought it was cool, and so it's been an exaggerated part of his character in fanfic ever since. I'm not sure how early "aura" was introduced to pokémon canon, but it was referenced in Gen III (the Gamecube games) at least. I doubt anything aura-related was an import from another fandom. Easy enough to check the movie influence, anyway: see whether the emergence of "aura Ash" happens around the time of its release.

It would definitely be interesting to know how big of an overlap there is between Percy Jackson and Pokémon fans and whether there might have been some crosstalk there--or, of course, there's a lurking variable and the originator is some other shared fandom entirely!


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Unfortunately, no, as far as I can tell the YWP does not provide any way for third parties to access word count data, so NaNoWriMon and other custom word counters can't be used for it.


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I'm glad you find the NaNoWriMon so useful--and good luck with your novel!



Hi! =) I just wanted to say that I love the idea of NaNoWriMon, and adding my new litten for this year's novel is super motivating! Thank you for making this website! litten


Dani Hyrosha

I don't know if this has been asked, but does this work with the YWP page? I have a five year old obsessed with Pokemon and would love to use this as her wordcounter.



Stopped in to link this and this makes me wonder if the Percy Jackson element could explain where Arceus comes in. It's such a break with earlier fanfic that instead going off on his own, Ash is often told by a godly figure that he's special and godly himself, and sometimes goes so far as to train in a different godly dimension on his special godly powers. It always struck me as odd, particularly when the traditional way of having Ash become a powerful badass is to go the Mt. Silver hermit route and with legendaries exclusively being on his team as opposed to independent agents. And speaking of Pokemon Master, it's odd Ash pretty much always has the aura powers instead of whatever the hell sounds cool this week, but crosspollination with a fandom all about inherited magic abilities might've encouraged people to stick with aura and build it up into a big bloodline thing. (Googling suggests the books themselves use the term aura to talk about the demigods.)

Arceus seemed to be a later development, so I doubt betrayal fics actually originated there, but if the two are similar and there's a large MC/harem overlap fandom, people could've started to combine the scripts later on.



Hello Negrek,

I actually have exact the same problem as Neta Barsade last year. Do you have any idea how it comes?



Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

That code is new, so I'm sure it's some kind of programming issue and not anything you're doing wrong. Can you give me a little more detail about what you were doing before you got the error? What did you choose for your eevee to evolve into? And was eevee the first pokémon you tried, or did you try something else, then switch? Did you use the "Preview" button at all?

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