Thousand Roads

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



Hey! I'm having an issue with the gender of my mon as well. I made my fella a boy, but his gender marker defines him as a girl. Was wondering if I could get that fixed? Thanks c:




I have my Nanomon but she's not hatching. I know it says that it might be slow and busy on November 1st but I'm worried that it is something to do with the fact my wordcount is being updated on nanowrimo through another app rather than manually.



I'm getting the 500 error, I dunno what that is. My username's CornSyrup, with the url being cornsyrup, and I'm trying to put in an Unown named Toothbrush.

Please help?



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!

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