Yeah, sorry it’s been a while since I last posted anything about my Digimon fic. Long story short, Super Mario Maker. lol Anyway, for your patience, an early preview of Chapter 4. Enjoy!
The trio rode for close to a half an hour before coming to a stop just outside the animal shelter. There were lots of animals both in the main building and behind some fences outside. Getting off their bikes and skateboard, the trio followed Neilina to one of the cages, where they quickly spotted a girl inside, feeding a rather big and mean-looking dog like it was a puppy. Once she was done, she turned to face the three, a little surprised. She wore a red and white hat over long ginger hair, she had deep blue eyes, and she wore a skirt that ended just above her knees. For a moment, she seemed less than happy to see Neilina, but smiled anyway.
“Hello, Neilina,” the girl said, walking up to greet her. “It’s been a little while since we last talked, huh?”
Neilina nodded, looking awkward and nervous. “Yeah, it has. Sayuri, I wanted you to meet my friends. Satoshi, Yuji, this is Sayur-“
Turning back to face the boys, Neilina immediately felt like groaning, just looking at their expressions. Both were looking at Sayuri like she was Miss Universe or something, clearly completely enamoured by the lovely girl’s appearance, while Neilina might as well have been transparent to them both.
“…BOYS,” Neilina growled, snapping her fingers to get their attention. “Yeesh. I see some things haven’t changed since we last met, huh?”
Sayuri giggled, blushing in embarrassment. “Sorry! I don’t mean to make boys like this, honest!”
Neilina rolled her eyes. “You don’t have to…ugh, nevermind. Sayuri Shigematsu, this is Satoshi Sakamoto and Yuji Yamaguchi.”
“Nice to meet you both,” Sayuri said, smiling and holding a hand out.
“N-Nice to m-m-meet you,” Satoshi stammered, shaking Sayuri’s hand.
“Forgive us, but Neilina didn’t say we were meeting a girl,” Yuji added. “Especially not one as radiant as you.”
Sayuri blushed even harder. “Oh, you boys! You’re making me embarrassed!”
Neilina face-palmed hard enough to send out an echo. “…ANYWAY, Sayuri, I was wondering if we could talk to you and Taishiro.”
Sayuri’s eye twitched slightly, her mood immediately changing to one of concern as she turned to face Neilina. “…Taishiro?”
“Please, Sayuri,” Neilina pleaded. “It’s really important.”
Sayuri’s shoulders slumped a little, her previous joy seemingly evaporated. “…He’s upstairs. C’mon, I’ll take you to him.”
Once again, Satoshi couldn’t help but be confused. The atmosphere seemingly changed so drastically, and he couldn’t quite put his finger on why. Still, he and Yuji followed after the two girls as they went inside and headed up a staircase, before they came to a stop at a door. After a quick knock on it, a young voice from the other side told them they could come in. Sayuri opened the door and led the group into a room where some puppies were playing with a young boy, looking to be no older than 8, with short blond hair. He looked a little nervous at the sight of the older boys, but became a little more friendly upon seeing Neilina.
“Neilina, it’s good to see you again!” the boy cheered, hugging Neilina. “I’ve missed you!”
Neilina smiled a little, hugging the boy back. “It’s good to see you too, Taishiro…”
Yuji’s eyes widened in surprise. “Wait…he can’t possibly be one of the kids we’re here to see, can he?”
Neilina looked back to Yuji before gesturing to the door, at which point he closed it. Once the five were alone, Neilina looked back to Taishiro and Sayuri, giving a small nod. The two then looked to each other and nodded before reaching into their pockets. Sure enough, Sayuri and Taishiro both pulled out Digivice DMs, a red one and a green one, before streaks of light poured out of them, producing two Digimon. Sayuri’s was a yellow and orange bird-like Digimon in an eggshell with a tiny sword slung over his back, while Taishiro’s was a green, four-legged Amphibian Digimon with an orange-red spine across her head and back.
“Satoshi, they really ARE like you guys!” Agumon observed from Satoshi’s Digivice before appearing in a flash of light, followed by Lopmon and Gabumon.
“The amphibian is Betamon,” Yuji announced, scanning the creature. “This one in particular is a girl. Her finishing attack is a powerful Electric Shock.”
“And the other one is Hyokomon, a Chick Digimon,” Satoshi added, scanning Sayuri’s partner with his Digivice. “Despite being a Rookie, he’s pretty dedicated to mastering swordsmanship and becoming a samurai.”
“Wow, you both have Digimon?!” Taishiro exclaimed, pointing his Digivice at Agumon. “I gotta see…Agumon, a Reptile Digimon. Says his attack is Pepper Breath.”
“And Yuji’s partner is Gabumon, also a Reptile Digimon,” Sayuri explained, scanning Gabumon. “They’re typically shy, and like to wear the pelts of Garurumon to hide their bodies underneath, kinda like humans and our clothes.”
“I-I’m not shy!” Gabumon insisted, blushing and shifting a bit. “I just…don’t see any reason to be running around naked, unlike some Digimon…”
So yeah, our two new DigiDestined are Sayuri Shigematsu and Taishiro Takeuchi, and their partners Hyokomon and Betamon. Also, I know it was established canon that Digimon don’t have genders, but I’m kinda tossing that out for reasons I’ve established prior. Plus, N. Harmonik thought, and I agreed, that it’d be neat to have a boy DigiDestined have a female Digimon Partner, since we’d already had girl DigiDestined with male partners before.
Anyway, lemme know what you think so far of this chapter, and be sure to check it out once posted. Ja né!
So, since I’ve been getting back into Digimon as of late, I thought I’d go ahead and look at the trailer for the newest game in the series, Digimon World -next Order-.
…Okay, I find myself wanting to ask some questions and do some analysis, but how best to do that?
… … …Oh, I know! Haven’t done this in a while, but…
So, right off the bat, I can tell that this takes place in the same world as Digimon World and Digimon World Re:Digitize. Some of the locations look similar enough to those seen in previous games, but that have clearly been developed more since that time (remember that in the Digital World, time moves much faster). Also, the presence of Jijimon and a battle system similar to those games furthers that belief. However, the battles have a very obvious tweak added: You now use two Digimon instead of one. And hey, two’s fine. It’s not like some of the games where you have six. The only time I’ve ever been okay with a game having that many Digimon partners is when you play as multiple kids on the same team, like the Digimon Adventure 01 game, or when it’s a situation like Digimon Fusion. Otherwise, much as I like the Digimon RPGs for the Nintendo DS, that always bugged me a bit.
There are also two protagonists you can play as: A boy and a girl (and yes, we’ve got a female goggle head ^_^). However, something noteworthy that I can’t get past: The boy has Agumon and Gabumon as his initial partners, while the girl has Biyomon and Palmon. Now, the obvious reason I can think of is that Agumon and Gabumon are more associated with male protagonists in the games and anime, while Biyomon and Palmon are more associated with girls. With that said, though, I can’t help but wonder about something: Obviously, with two partners, Jogressing (DNA Digivolving) is gonna be a thing in this game, and we even see Omnimon in the trailer. So, my question is, does this mean Biyomon and Palmon can eventually Digivolve into two Mega Digimon that can also Jogress in this game? I mean, to keep things fair and even between the two protagonists’ Digimon? I know that’s what I would do. However, now all I can think of is Rosemon with wings. lol
Anyway, all things considered, the game looks good, and I hope to see it in North America… … …and, let’s be honest, beyond a fan-made patch, probably not. Still, I hope fans in Japan have fun with the newest entry in the series. Ja né!
So, I thought since my Digimon fic is making progress that I’d post an early preview of Chapter 3. Enjoy!
“WOULD YOU TWO KNOCK IT OFF?!” the two heard a rather terrifying voice boom out, looking to the edge of the roof to see Neilina standing there with a vein in her forehead threatening to turn into a bolt of lightning, Lopmon perched nervously on her shoulders. “Seriously, you’re both lucky your little fight is in an abandoned part of town!”
The two boys quickly parted, turning away from each other in a huff as Neilina sighed in exasperation. “Look, we’ve got enough to worry about without fighting with each other. I suggest the two of you stop bickering like children and focus more of that energy on fighting Digimon crossing into our world.”
“Sorry, but I do things my own way,” Yuji commented. “Besides, you want kids who will do what you tell them? There’s plenty more of us around town.”
Satoshi’s eyes widened a bit in shock. “There are?”
“What, did you think you were the first kid she gave a Digivice to?” Yuji scoffed. “Sorry to burst your bubble, ‘Goggle Boy’, but you’re really not that special. Neilina’s been recruiting for, what, at least a few months? Gotta be about a half a dozen of us by now.”
Satoshi’s jaw dropped for a second, but he quickly recomposed himself. “If that’s true, then we need to get everyone together to take down the Digimon coming over!”
“They’re not ready,” Neilina interjected, looking away. “Some of them don’t want to fight, and others are…doing other things right now.”
“…’Doing other things’?” Satoshi inquired, confused.
Yuji shrugged, walking away. “Gotta say, Neilina, you’re not very good at this whole child-soldier-recruitment thing…”
Lopmon practically stared a hole through Yuji at this comment. “Neilina is NOT recruiting child soldiers!”
“It’s an army of children!” Yuji retorted as he stopped walking, a small crackle of energy running through his Digivice. “That’s pretty much the exact definition of child soldiers!”
“You make it sound like they don’t have a choice, though!” Neilina argued, the screen of her Digivice DM going to static for a moment.
“Oh, please!” Yuji growled, looking suddenly furious. “You handed v-pets out willy nilly, never once telling the people you were giving them to what they were getting into! Then, AFTER they’re already linked to a Digimon, you give a little speech about how they need to help, and like puppets on strings, they do as they’re told!”
“I AM NOT A PUPPET!” Satoshi shouted, not noticing a small spark leave his Digivice.
“Uhh, guys?!” Gabumon tried to speak up. “I don’t think you know this, but something weird’s going on with-“
“And another thing, at least I’m TRYING to help out instead of just running around being a jerk!” Satoshi ranted.
“Yeah, ‘cuz that’s ALL I do!” Yuji roared, getting face-to-face with Satoshi again. “I don’t try to help people, I don’t stop Digimon that pass between worlds, I just run around giving wedgies all day!”
“Both of you, time out!” Neilina yelled, slapping hands on both of them.
“BUTT OUT!” Satoshi and Yuji shouted, just as all three Digivices suddenly released a mass of energy that knocked the kids to the ground.
Satoshi groaned, grabbing his head as he sat up. Looking up in the air, he watched in horror as the sky itself suddenly had a small tear ripped into it, releasing gusts of wind that pushed at the three kids and their Digimon. Within moments, not one but three figures began to emerge from it, all looking to be small, stout, ogre-like Digimon of varying colours.
“…Okay, THAT one’s on us,” Neilina muttered with a gulp.
And that’s all for now. Lemme know what you think in the comments, click the logo below to read what I’ve got so far, and also let me know if there are any other Digimon you’d like to see in future chapters. Ja né!
…So, I may be pushing Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia back a little. Why? Well, because when I get into a franchise again, I tend to get into it so much that I become a bit single-minded on it. What I’m saying is…I started a Digimon fic. 😛
It is entitled Digimon Adventure DM, and, much like a lot of versions of Digimon shows, games, and manga, takes place in its own continuity. It’s actually an idea I’ve had bouncing around for a few years now, and I’m happy to see that I’ve finally found the time to make it happen. The Digimon presented will be a balance between the old, the new, the rarely seen on the show, and some that are completely made up. Also, while it mostly sticks to the English translations of the show and the terminology used there, because some of the translations don’t make much sense, and because some Digimon, their names, and their attack names have MULTIPLE translations, the names that I’ve chosen to use might not seem to have much of a pattern to them, but don’t worry too much about it. I’ll also be posting bios of the characters in the fic to Deviant Art, and I’ve already done so with the main lead, so feel free to click the image below to read more about him.
Anyway, the main thing I wanted to talk about here is that, while I have an idea of the general story I want to tell, and have already decided on the Digimon the kids in this story will use, I’m more than open to suggestions of Digimon that can appear as enemies in the story. Now, I can’t guarantee that every Digimon that is suggested will make an appearance, but I’ll certainly take each and every suggestion under advisement, and I might even be willing to credit those who make certain requests in the Author’s Notes at the end of a chapter. As such, feel free to post requests in the comments section below.
So yeah, that’s all there is to this. Be sure to check out the story if you’re a Digimon fan, and lemme know what you think of it. Ja né!
So, to finish up my current Digimon kick, I thought I’d ask everyone who reads my articles the obvious question: Who would your partner Digimon be? You can also add information, like what its various forms would be, what kind of Digivice you’d use, and so on. And if you need help, you can go on Wikimon, they have every Digimon and who they can Digivolve to and from (though for English fans, you might wanna know ahead of time that each Digimon is listed primarily by their Japanese names, but you can still find them by their English names just fine). For example, let’s say I chose Agumon as my partner. His forms would probably be as follows:
Baby – Botamon
In-Training – Koromon
Rookie – Agumon
Champion – Greymon
Ultimate – RizeGreymon
Mega – VictoryGreymon
…Or, let’s say I picked Veemon. Then it’d probably go like this:
Baby – Chibomon
In-Training – DemiVeemon
Rookie – Veemon
Champion – Veedramon
Ultimate – AeroVeedramon
Mega – UlforceVeedramon
But let’s say you wanted something a bit more unconventional. You could say something like this:
Baby – Jyarimon
In-Training – Gigimon
Rookie – Hagurumon
Champion – Omekamon
Ultimate – SuperStarmon
Mega – Justimon
Anyway, that’s all you gotta do. Lemme know who you’d choose in the comments below. I can’t wait to see who you guys pick. Ja né!
Before I begin, I thought I’d share my early thoughts on Digimon Fusion, as I didn’t get much of a chance to watch it in the original Japanese. I can sum up my thoughts thus far in two words: It’s good. Not great, not bad, good. And frankly, that’s all I really ask for. It does not need to be amazing. If it’s a good season, then I will enjoy it. And there is a lot to enjoy here. It’s a fresh new take on a lot of the concepts for Digimon, and the dub has a lot of classic voice actors back for another go. Yeah, there’s stuff like bad jokes that I’m sure were added for the dub, and a few name changes, but that’s been here since the beginning, and it’s not the worst I’ve seen out of this series by far. There is one thing about the show that kind of irritates me, though, and it’s actually ironic when you consider the top for this and the past two Favourite 5’s, but Digivolution levels are all but completely ignored, as we see the group take on a heard of Mammothmon in the first episode. And I know it’s not the first time they’ve done something like this, but guess what? It bothered me then too, so don’t think that earlier seasons are getting any kind of special treatment. Otherwise, though, no major complaints.
So, with that outta the way, let’s take a look at my 5 Favourite Champion-Level Digimon. And considering the pattern I’ve gone on with the last two, I think you can tell who is first up…
This was actually a really hard choice, as I like Greymon and GeoGreymon a LOT. Heck, I even kinda like the new one in Fusion. But, while I believe GeoGreymon is the most powerful Champion-level of the Greymon family…Yeah, I gotta give the nod to Greymon. He’s just got the more ageless design of the bunch. Plus, tell me you don’t immediately hear Brave Heart in your head when you look at this guy. lol Anyway, Greymon’s finishing blow is a giant fireball he wheezes out of his mouth called the Nova Blast.
Seriously, WHY??? Why not the Veedramon line for the show instead of ExVeemon and its evolutions? Did you just want to keep it different from the manga? ‘Cuz I got news for ya: Different is not inherently better, not everybody read the manga, and the ones that did spent most of the time watching Veemon’s evolutions and going “Why isn’t Veedramon here?!” Anyway, Veedramon is a hell of a hard-hitter, able to stand up against Ultimate-level Digimon at times, and finishes opponents off with the V-Nova Blast, which is a large blue flame in the form of a V-shaped arrow.
Okay, I want every single woman reading this that watched this show back in the day to be honest with yourselves: You wanted a Gatomon as a kid. XD And I don’t blame you! She’s so cute and adorable, but she’s a Champion-level, so she can hold her own against Greymon. So, opponents best not take her lightly. Best case scenario, she’ll knock you out with her Lightning Paw. Worst case scenario, she’ll brainwash you with Cat’s Eye Hypnotism.
I remember being a kid and wishing Monochromon were a Chosen Child’s Digimon. So, of all the ups and downs of Adventure 02, I at least got to see just that, as a little girl in Mexico was teamed with a Gostumon who Digivolved into Monochromon…Speaking of which, now that they’re going back and retelling the old series in RPG format, they need to do a game for Adventure 02 where you create a character that was involved in the battles near the end when the Digimon kept coming through to our world. That’d be AWESOME… … … …Oh yeah, and Monochromon’s finisher is the Volcanic Strike, a series of fireballs that blast targets to bits, and that’s if they’re lucky when they get hit.
Like with Greymon, I wanted both this and Gaogamon on the list, but when I think of which one I’d rather ride into battle, it’s Garurumon, hands down (Man, I’m nerding out a LOT in this article, lol). He’s just a lot swifter and ferocious-looking, not to mention that when he fights in the water, he’s essentially a torpedo. Its final attack is the Howling Blaster, where Garurumon breathes out blue flames, which, for anyone that doesn’t know this, burns MUCH hotter than red flames. How much more? Red flames will burn your body. Blue flames will outright melt or incinerate it. Get the idea? Good. Moral of the story: DO NOT FUCK WITH GARURUMON.
Anyway, that’s it for this Favourite 5. Next time, the D.N.A. reaches Full Charge as we Digivolve into Ultimate! Ja né!
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