DISCLAIMER: Since I lament the lack of a blog system from this XenForo move, I will do normal blog things in The Studio, as it constitutes being "writings" from an art perspective. I don't think anybody will care that I am using The Studio for this, as I've pseudo-tagged my threads here as "[The Bloody Armchair]" anyway to indicate that these posts I make here would normally be blog posts if I was operating under the rules of the previous host server. 2ND DISCLAIMER: I was inspired by @Rachel Covaks to attempt to review Pokemon fanfiction, upon seeing her work elsewhere, thinking it good, and trying my hand at it here. 3RD DISCLAIMER: I will be using orange text to insert my own commentary when quoting pieces of fanfiction, should the need ever arise. I will also be using orange text when expressing emphasis to particular phrases and statements in paragraphs, to help with ease of skimming them. 4TH DISCLAIMER: I will also be reviewing these fanfictions on a Chapter-by-Chapter basis. With those four Disclaimers above, let's begin the process. I currently find TVTropes a mixed bag. On one hand, it has been useful as an implementation in storytelling if only to remind me of what tropes to avoid at all costs, and what tropes need to be zig-zagged at minimum. On the other hand, its community has made me want to tear my hair out of my head, repeatedly. This includes shenanigans such as the entire "TROPER TALES" section that was previously present on the site for a long time, people generally misusing the term "trope" when talking about something completely different, people embellishing their own selves/lives to "fit" trope definitions in spite of not actually fitting those definitions in the slighttest, and the occasional, periodic, and quite personal, questioning of Tropers' tastes and wondering if taste is accounted for. So, to answer my own question of "Do Tropers have good taste when it comes to fanfictions at least?," I have opted to review a sizable handful of them. This is quite the unsarcastic question, and it might be a bit mean given the way I phrased it. However, I am at least hoping my answer is a "Yes" across the board. If it is not? Tough luck. That's it for the intro.