(#) Welsh-Charizard 2006-03-11A pokemon academy type fic, and one that has got off to a great start, the characters personalites come across so easily. I like the Growlithe too, I hope the story continues the way its started.
Author\'s Response: I'm glad you like it.It's a character-driven plot, so the training and schoolwork should take a backseat to the character interactions, like in Harry Potter. Or, at least, that's what I'm trying to do. Thanks for taking the time to read it!
- Loved the story -- well first chapter. The growlithe idea was great. Not enough stories with them in them as just plain ol' growlithe, rather than some special mystical being (actually, there is a depressing lack of pokemon stories with normal, regular pokemon in them period.)
I love Taja's personality, so far. You can tell she's just a puppy, and that's really kind of refreshing.
Although, I wouldn't think that grolithe and vulpix would get along, al that well. Growlithe are essentially taken from guard dog breeds, while vulpix are all fox. Guard dogs do NOT get along with foxes, foxes being evil sneaky pests who eat chickens --
However, author's perogative, I guess. And I can't help admiring foxes, and vulpixes, and the two trainers seem like good friends, so it would probably be a bad idea for their pokemon to get into arguments, a lot.
Rambling now, shutting up.
=^.^= If Walls Could Talk
Author's responseRe: Growlithe and Vulpix. It's really a matter of author's perogative. Taja being a puppy, I don't think she'll much recognize Vulpix as being a different species. It's more of a matter of does she like the way it smells and will it play with her.
I also took it from the fact that in games G/S/C and above, Growlithe and Vulpix are capable of mating. That says to me that they're not mortal enemies in the way that hounds and foxes are.
More coming soon!
- Ooh, very detailed and developed. I liked the thought you put into how to handle pokemon. The rich kid getting a special pokemon is something I'm kind of tired of, but yours was pretty reasonable. The worry about not enough pokemon was a lot more cliche, though, and didn't make any sense. If the students are all students, the teachers would know how many were on the roster - plus, you said they were picked individually for each student. No way you could run out early like in a regular first pokemon/professor fanfic, so why would a student think so? But those are just two details, and the rest of this is incredibly thought out and very well paced.
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