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Hello there. I'm Sparkleaf, alternatively known as Sparks, Spark, or Sparklein. Some people call me a scribe, because I enjoy writing stories, roleplaying, and archiving memories.

My Pokemon fanfics can also be found on Archive of Our Own
and FanFiction.net.
Aside from writing, I like Manectrics, Leafeons, foxes, message boards, and various anime. I'm also an executive, so feel free to ask me questions about Route 50 in general. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Volume 2 rewrites, complete

April 22, 2018 at 3:58pm

I've finally completed this LotE rewrite project that was going on for like a year! The goal of this project was to make it so that Insyte no longer accompanies Sparktail and Thalia to Hoenn, and instead helps Shanala to investigate the Vulcanites, while Rush stays at the Silver Conclave to oversee the resistance forming. This allows Sparktail and Thalia to come into their own while collecting the Orbs, while showing Insyte's growing link to the Vulcanites before becoming king.

This project gave me the chance to expand on some important developments that were barely touched on, if at all: Rush's charisma, Insyte's sense of duty, Sparktail and Thalia trusting each other, Shanala being a survivor, and so on and so forth. All these revisions help to lead more smoothly into everyone's roles later on in the story.

I tried to preserve the original style where I could. Still, there's quite a few tiny changes, little moments that I worked in here and there. Here's some of the highlights:

from chapter 15:



from chapter 18:


Yeah, I'm really proud of that last one too. Anyway, thanks for everyone's support! By no means will this be the last LotE rewrite (because it's me here) but this will probably be the last one for a while because I've been stuck in rewrite hell for a year and whatnot. Cheers!


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And as for the new scene in chapter 35:

"Hey, you." The Raichu's eyes flew open as he heard a voice from behind, one paw to his sword's hilt, and he whirled around to see a Linoone standing there, perched on her hind legs, staring at him with suspicious, wary eyes.

"You're blocking the way." Sparktail glanced back into the laboratory, this time noticing a red blanket coated with brown and white fur. Nodding apologetically, the Raichu quickly stepped aside so that the Linoone could walk inside. "Thank you."

"Mom?" said a voice. The Linoone froze, and Sparktail turned around. Standing behind them was Ketrail.

"Ketrail!" gasped the Linoone, catching the Zigzagoon in a hug. "You're alive... thank the gods..."

She sniffed him, and her eyes narrowed. "Something's not right. I smell war and death on you." The Linoone stared at Ketrail. "Don't tell me you're a soldier now?" The Zigzagoon's eyes widened.

Stepping back, the Linoone turned to face Sparktail. "My name's Kayla," said the Linoone. "Ketrail's father died years ago. I did my best to raise him myself. But he wasn't comfortable like this. So he left home."

Sparktail was at a loss for words. Shock ought to be the one present, not him. "He's doing okay, I think," he finally managed to say.

"I don't need your reassurance," said Kayla coolly. "I'm glad to see Ketrail again. But I wanted better for him. War? Invasion? That's no way to live." She pointed at Sparktail, and the Raichu's body tingled cold. "You're the Elite's Raichu, aren't you? A fighter like you wouldn't understand the joy of a normal life."

The Raichu stumbled back, shocked. "Mom, it's okay!" cried Ketrail. "They're not the bad ones who killed the professor. We're going to save Hoenn, I promise!"

Kayla shook her head. "Soldiers always bring trouble, Ketrail. It doesn't matter what side you pick." She closed her eyes, tears leaking out. "Ketrail, you're finally home. But why? Why like this?"

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Shoutout to Maestracool for reading WoV and LotE, among several other fics this past month, she helped me clean up a fair bit of clutter in both stories. Route 50, AO3, FF.net, and Weebly should all be current; WattPad may get updated at a future date. Most of the edits were typos or incomplete rewrites, but here are some of the major revisions over the past few weeks:
  • Fixed WoV inconsistencies of referring to Japan by various other names (Kyokujitsu, Seven Regions, Yamato, etc.) Just Japan now.
  • Fixed up Insyte's dialogues with Embyr and Shanala to make Insyte's confession to Shanala less jarring. Rather than seeming to rebound instantly, Insyte
  • Rewrote some dialogue between Sparktail and Shanala to show that Shanala is still transitioning to the queen role
  • Edited Shock's patrol arriving in Slateport; Skarmories get chased off by anti-air Magmortars instead of somehow sticking around, Shock doesn't randomly go AWOL, characters who shouldn't be present are no longer present
  • Wrote a new part featuring Ketrail, the Zigzagoon in Shock's patrol, who previously had no backstory. Ketrail meets his mother, Kayla, who is unhappy that her son is a soldier now. This was originally planned to be a Bonus Story, but there simply wasn't enough content.
  • Expanded Shock's and Amber's dialogue a bit for more tsundere. Also made it more obvious that the Daycare egg is Amber's
  • Fleshed out a conversation between Altaria and Shock that was originally written recap-style.
  • Reworked the flow of the final battle. Rather than trying to pass off shooting the Virtues to Sparktail, Thalia jumps in to save Sparktail and is burned, which awakens the Red Orb inside her. Also clarified that Sparktail recalls the tactic that Red's Pikachu used, rather than pulling the idea out of nowhere. Incidentally, the lightning strike awakens the Blue Orb inside him
  • Rewrote Amber's epilogue so that she spends it with Magik instead of Wyrn, to avoid seemingly implying Amber/Wyrn

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Rewrite Log: 2019/07/07
LotE 33
  • Revised/expanded dialogue in first half
    to focus on the current situation and not just Sparktail's angst
  • Reflects Slick "usurping" the Exile's mantle and not time traveling
  • Thalia's emotions are more complex
  • Explains that Giratina can't use the Virtues' power and is clearly retreating
  • Leads into Volume IV more smoothly. Shock volunteers to take a patrol into Hoenn because Scarlet's meteors subsided.
  • Better foreshadowing for the will of the wild, as well as the post-war Hoenn. Suicune says that kill-or-be-killed is not Giratina's ideal but the natural order

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Please disregard the "and 1 day" on my profile. Today is my 10th anniversary of joining Eevee's HQ

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best girl is best girl

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yakuza foxu is best girl~~~

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this just in: You were awarded the ribbon

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happy thanksgiving !

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cuddles yuisis

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