Cover Art by Kynim
- [+] Welcome! A Few Opening Comments
Hello Everyone! Welcome to Sons of Three: The Second Son, a written Nuzloke of Pokémon Emerald, a sequel to Sons of Three: Eldest. WAIT! Don't leave! Don't click back! Stay here for just a few seconds. If you read this run, I promise you will be throughly entertained. This is a complicated series with plot twists and shocks that will make your eyes pop out. People loved Eldest, and I have a feeling they are going to love The Second Son even more. So give it a chance.
What is that you say? You didn't read Eldest and don't feel like reading a 500-page story just to catch up? DON'T GO YET! There are plot summaries available for Eldest so new readers can catch up quicker. They are long, but the plot summaries are much shorter than the actual story. There are three different reference post. New readers should read all three to catch up. Old readers should just read the third reference post. The first post summarizes Parts 1-5, the second post summarizes Parts 6-10, and the third post is sort of a glossary of terms that come up in the Sons of Three universe. Links below:
Reference Page 1: Summaries for Parts 1-5
Reference Page 2: Summaries for Parts 6-10
Glossary and Terms and Family Trees
Again, I recommend new readers read all three and old readers read the Glossary and Terms and Family Tree post.
So, with that out of the way, welcome! This new run has some new exciting features. It will be divided only into four parts instead of ten. Each part will have a title that is fitting and plot relevant. There will also be a series of extras. I won't say what the extras are yet, but you'll see soon enough. My last run had a name theme, but this time around I did not follow any name scheme, because keeping to a name scheme can be frustrated and complicated.
Please! Leave me a comment if you follow. If you don't have an account here, making one is easy and free. I love reading comments and speculations, they are really the reason I do this. There are supposed to be two more runs that follow this one, so I am really going to need help getting there. I will love every one of you who comment forever.
- [+] Rules
2.Only First Mon Per Route can be caught.
3.Shiny Clause is in effect.
4.No Healing Items allowed.
5.No more than 6 Pokémon at a time.
6.Cannon catch a Pokémon previously owned. If first Pokémon is a dupe, then chance to catch a Pokémon is missed out on the route.
7.Beat Steven to Win Game.
8.Gym Leader Clause Must fight gym leader with equal number of Pokémon that gym leaders have. For example, Roxanne has three Pokémon, therefore I can only battle her with three Pokémon on my team. Everyone else is boxed until the battle is over.
9.Each Safari Zone area counts as its own area.
- [+] Disclaimer
- First of all, this only applies to a select few number of people.
I appreciate offers to copy edit my chapters. I really do. Really. But, I don't have time for it. I am sorry, but having an editor means I need to send them a chapter and then wait for edits and then go over edits. Even if that only takes fifteen minutes, that is more time putting into this than I want to or can afford to.
I assure you all, I know my chapter updates are riddled with poor grammar and spelling mistakes. The chapters you read are literally off the cusp. I take the time to read over each chapter ONCE. And that read over is mostly to check for plot points and make sure everything flows. I make sure my characters are acting like they should act. The only times I've scrapped a chapter and started over was because I felt like the chapter didn't fit into the plot. I don't take the time to edit because I don't have time. I work a full time job, have a relatively busy social life and I am a full-time college student.
I have no problem taking harsh criticism. I know some people have trouble containing criticism when the spot grammatical errors, spelling mistakes or poor writing. If you need to criticize though, criticize the work, not me. This is a poor example of my writing abilities. I haven't made a B on a college paper yet. I make an A every time. Hell, I make A's writing about books I didn't even take the time to read. So, I know how to write. When something is for a grade or something is getting published in my college paper, I take the time to review it and edit it pretty extensively. I rip apart every paper I write with a few rounds of edits - I basically rewrite everything a few times. My friends don't come to me for edits more than once, because I edit their stuff too harsh. And when I need a tough editor, I have a friend I always go to and he has no probably ripping something apart for me with his red pen so I have to put it back together. And I never hesitate to go to him when I need it. I work for my college paper, and my articles are critiqued critically by an advisor who was a journalist for 40+ years on a daily basis. I have tough skin, and I have no problem taking it.
But this is Pokémon fanfiction. I love it, and it is as fun as hell, but I don't have the time to devote the same amount of energy to something that is not getting graded. I am not going to improve probably. Critique my plot or critique my character development. I'd LOVE to hear critiques about that in great detail. But critiquing my writing style? Sorry, but you may be wasting your time.
With that being said, calling my writing shit is not harsh criticism, it's rude. So if you want to do that, and you can't contain yourself, have the guts to send me a private message. Don't you dare use this thread as your personal bitch box.
If you have a problem with any of this, please send me a private message to discuss it. I don't want to talk about this any more in this thread, I want this to be a thread where people discuss Sons of Three and predictions for what happens next. This is not the place to discuss what constitutes constructive criticism. Take that elsewhere please. If the mods have any problem with this, then just delete it for Christ's sake. But I think I am perfectly within my own right to defend myself from comments that are just rude. Furthermore, I am trying to close the matter for good, for once and for all. I'll be including a copy of this on first page of the thread, hopefully to discourage future problems.
So, please don't respond to this in the thread. Please. I want the discussion to end here. "Then why say anything at all" you say? Because I'm hoping it will end it. Again, if you feel the absolute need to respond, feel free to send me a message.
- [+] Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE LEGEND OF THE FIVE
Chapter One: The Stranger in Town
Chapter Two: The Ex-Champion
Chapter Three: Blood
Chapter Four: New Friends
Chapter Five: The Man with the Sunglasses
Chapter Six: The Perils of Team Aqua
Chapter Seven: Rustboro City
- [+] Coming Soon
- Chapter Eight: vs. Roxanne
Chapter Nine: Thievery
Chapter Ten: New Plans
Please note that all dates are subject to change due to the hell that is working two jobs in college