Hi Blatreutka, thankyou for writing this up! I was very afraid of your Venusaur after the couple of previous battles, and was extremely reluctant to start spiking with Ferrothorn and opening myself up for a sweep. That said, you played very well and didn't give me many opportunities to get hazards up had I dared to. Ferrothorn has never felt so useless.
The final move on my Rotom was, if I remember correctly, Thunder - as I'd been having real difficult with NP Thundurus in rain. After this battle, I replaced it with Pain Split - it's interesting to think how that could have affected the outcome had I done it earlier!
Slops on calling me he throughout, but you write really engagingly and it was a fun battle. Congrats on a great warstory, a solid team (Slowbro and Snorlax are a fantastic sun core), and for beating me as usual!
Hey lacerta, I'm glad you liked it. I really enjoyed the battle, it's definitely one of if not the best battle I've ever had. Sorry about the he/she thing, I went through and changed all of them that I noticed, but I probably missed a bunch.
Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad people liked the warstory.
That was a greatt battle! Great formatting! Still a bunch of gender issues, though. PS, just because Mienshao doesn't Fake Out the first turn doesn't mean it doesn't have it, necessarily. And, I found the prediction count to be kind of obnoxious, actually. 9.5/10.
I think the folks who were put-off by the prediction count didn't pay close enough attention to the commentary in between. Blatreutka was pretty modest throughout, and probably added it to enrich the experience of reading it and not for self-praise.
I agree with Blood Tears, and am actually surprised that this story has not been archived. It doesn't have "big" commentary like some of the ones in the archive, but your choice of words in each paragraph shows a piercing intellect that is able to analyze a single move on several different levels. I really do think about switches in 1v1 differently now, and that's not just because I'm basically a Singles-virgin.