So, I read this all the way through in a single day, and I only have one thing to say: You made me feel suspense for events that I already knew the outcome of. That is such an accomplishment, for me to already know the ending and still end up surprised when Red's Charizard knocks out Lance's Dragonite. Gama, that was amazing. Thank you for letting us all have the privilege to read this.
Thank you very much for the kind words, everyone. It really means a lot that so many people stuck with Rival's Story to the very end, thank you so much for sticking with Rival's Story for as long as you did and thank you to all the superheroes (Kyuuketsuki being the most recent example) who read huuuuge amounts of Rival's Story in ridiculously short amounts of time. I'm just so happy that the BMGf community has given Rival's Story such a warm reception - I want to be a published novelist and if I ever make it, I'm putting a dedication to the BMGf Writer's Workshop at the front of every single one of my books.
I don't think there's any need for this thread to be locked though - who knows, new people could read it and give their 100 chapter review.
Also, as this will probably be my last post on the Rival's Story thread, I'd just like to show everyone a link to the first ever mention of Rival's Story on BMGf. I just found it today and it really made me smile, there's a link in my signature at the moment but I thought I'd post it here too in case I ever take it out:
Okay boyos, I have created a TVTrope page for Rival's Story. However, I'm not exactly the best at listing tropes, so those who have a TVTropes account, feel free to add any tropes you know that occur in the fic =P
This was absolutely incredible. I was addicted the whole way through and the last sentence made me smile for some horrible reason. I guarantee that if all fanfiction writers were as good as you, I would never be bored again. Nice work!
I just finished reading this in two 12 hour periods, I liked it and I might try to write the yellow version of rival's story, but I'm not good at finishing my fanfics, in fact I've never finished one but I'll try to finish this one. stupid run-on sentences, I have horrible grammar.
The story is completely awesome! I never looked at things from the rival's view! I hope this doesn't keep me from fighting rivals in the games...
I also find it funny how the anime Blue (though his name is Gary there) is clearly a jerk. I haven't watched a lot of that, but of what I've seen, I always had this view on Blue since. It's funny that I make this connection even though they have different names and Red isn't Ash here. Meh... :XD:
Well, now it's safe to say that this is the best story I've read in my entire life. And that's saying something, since I've read so many, and the only thing I ever liked almost as much as this is Harry Potter.