Greetings; hope you're doing well and staying safe! The recent reveal of a Gen 4 remake has got my heart aflutter for some lightheartedly smutty, character-driven episodic storytelling and story-driven smut set in the Pokémon universe. (Not that I need that as an excuse, mind. :P)
(All characters must be written/played as 21+ years old; I like to ret-con the Pokémon universe so someone must be at least 18 years old before starting their journey or having any position of authority.)
Things I Want to Involve:Descriptive battles (putting creative spins on moves and detailing what's going on in the battle); removing the games' "Four Moves of Doom" limit (I want to ignore that in favor of a Pokémon being able to use—and potentially learn—most of their given moves)
Things I Want to Pass On:Making Pokémon “darker and grittier/edgier” (I want to keep the anime's largely cheerful and lighthearted tone, with a dab of Pokémon Origins)
I'm looking for a largely lighthearted and fun tone with unrepentant hardedged "Eff you!" positivity. Highspirited campy adventure, plenty of humor, banter and romance, detailed over-the-top Pokémon battles, quiet/subtle moments of character growth, shameless playful fluff and smut, slice-of-life-driven funtimes...all that good stuff. Basically, scenarios where the characters can genuinely enjoy themselves, each other's company, and derive some amusement from the journey and situations they find themselves in. I do ask that partners have solid overall knowledge/understanding of the Pokémon universe (and willingness to use Bulbapedia if needed).
I'm certainly open to hearing a partner's ideas, and I have a few general ones listed below (open to playing in any region): ◓ The classic Pokémon journey. If we go this route, I'd prefer an in media res approach where our characters are already fairly experienced, or doing small timeskips when needed. There can be plenty of lewd slice-of-life moments: Our characters making a bet on who wins a given battle, them being in the mood to celebrate after an especially intense/noteworthy victory (or one needing some comfort after a narrow or devastating loss), that kind of thing. ◓ A Pokémon capture, tournament or festival battle encounter Meet Cute. ◓ Two childhood rivals reunite several years later as adults during an annual meet n' greet for newly-minted Elite Four members/Gym Leaders, or returning as professors at some elite Pokemon academy. ◓ Our characters are part of some Pokémon action/spy crime-fighting organization a la the International/Global Police or Pokémon G-Men (or something like the TNT show Leverage), questing and taking exciting missions and such. I admit favoring a campy tone here. ◓ Slice-of-life lines among various professions, one--or both--of our characters being Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, Elite Four members, Top Coordinators, Team Rocket Executives, Pokemon Rangers, adventuring scholars/treasure hunters/rare Pokémon hunters seeking a lost legend of antiquity, whatever. You know, exploring the day-to-day deal behind being one of the greats (training their chosen creatures, dealing with some cocky challengers), or trying to have a romance while being in the spotlight.
Character-wise, I'm seeking a partner who'll play a fiery, assertive, adventurous Action Girl/Dark Action Girl opposite a calmer and more diplomatic/thoughtful male. (Think something like this relationship dynamic.) And it may be a longshot, but there are a few female canons I would love for a partner to play as opposite a male OC:
From the anime: Jessie, Domino, Lorelei
Transplants from outside the setting: Azula, Suki, Ty Lee, Katara (Avatar); Peach (Mario); Female!Ranma (Ranma ½); Kitana, Cassie Cage (Mortal Kombat 11); Daenyrys (Game of Thrones); Mai Shiranui (King of Fighters); Moana, Elsa (Disney); Videl, Bulma, Lazuli/18 (Dragon Ball Z); Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter); Ishizu Ishtar (Yugioh); Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy 7)
Anyway, if this appeals to you, check out my IJ for all my OOC info, and contact me there (screened)! And if it doesn't, then thank you for reading this anyway and be safe out there!