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"The Story We Never Told", written by "ker-plop", is an ominous sequel of "Digimon Adventure", in which the basic premise is that the canon show, otherwise known as "Digimon Adventure 02", is in fact a consequence of a renowned author, Takeru Takaishi, censoring the actual events which transpired to the Digi Destined. However, after some candid criticism from his wife, Takeru begins to compose the story of what actually occurred to himself, and the other Digi Destined, many years prior.
Although towering at 800000+ words, and still ongoing, the writing and structure of "The Story We Never Told" is impeccably construed and detailed. Unquestionably, ker-plop has demonstrated that he is of the highest excellence in terms of fanfic writing.
The story itself is a much darker tale than that of the canon show. Although borrowing a basic framework from the canon show, the story begins to strongly deviate from its counterpart within the second arc. Further involvement of the Dark Ocean, as well as the mysterious Dark World, suggest a more complex, however coherent plot.
Different characterizations of several of the Digi Destined, new and old, brings light to the fact that the story revolves around children facing the possibility of death at every corner. In many chapters it is seen that the chosen children are in fact, not surprisingly, imperfect human beings. Throughout the story we see that teenagers are, in actuality, hormonally wild, swearing loud mouths, spoiled brats and, particularly in one Yamato Ishida's case, resentful and jealous of those who may replace us. This provides a refreshing reminder that we in fact are reading a tale of children who must burden the weight of saving two worlds, a responsibility that the most "perfect" human adults could not begin to comprehend.
The somber storyline also provides a saddening, yet very true reality that the overwhelmingly positive exuberance of the canon show could never afford. Even as children, in all our innocence, actions will always have consequences. No matter where we hide, or how far we try to run away, in the end, we must all pay for our sins.
In summation, this incredible piece of literature is filled with our most beloved characters, epic battles, awkward teenage romance, well-timed humor and jaw-dropping moments which equate to an undeniably AMAZING read.
It is a common Fandom-Specific Plot for authors to remake the Digimon Adventure 02. However, only two of those fan fictions stand out. All other remakes are Dead Fic that never even reached 200,000 words. This version adopts Dark Fic in full force, is more conservative when it regards to how the author tries to expand the Digimon contents has not one single authors note every end of the topic.
One of the authors greatest upsides is his writing and structure. Firstly, there are virtually no grammar mistakes in the story that the author could have done better, secondly; the author's way of describing the interactions, appearances, characters, the way the story is structured and the narrative is also good. His Character Development for the Digidestined, while inconsistent, is also quite good. His update rate while bimonthly, is also consistent meaning that the author is very dedicated to completing the story.
However, the author also have a couple of flaws that prevents this story from being called one of the greatest fan fictions of the year. One of the biggest is ironically, its darker storyline. The Wangst along with the hopeless struggles that the Digidestined are consistently receiving made me stop giving a f*** about them. Characterizations are also inconsistent, at one end Digidestined like Tai, Sora, TK, and Kari are likable and good to watch, on the other hand, Matt, Mimi, and Cody (Post Digimon Emperor) became unlikable jerks that I loathe whenever I saw their name, only becoming nicer after having to endure tens of jerkass chapter moments.
In the end, while it is not a perfect fiction, it is still one of the best Digimon Adventure 02 fictions in the net. My final verdict for this fan fiction is an 8/10, it is an awesome fiction that is worth the time reading.
Please check this story out. Season 2 originally was nothing more than perhaps a semi decent season. But this makes the original season look like it was written by six years old. The characters develop so well, and the story is really as in how they do the ideas. The length is long though. That can be a turn off. With nearly 900K words. I liked the future scenes and the way that it shows the show was a first copy of the story. Overall 9 (removed a little bit because of the length, it not being done, and it being too dark might also be a turn off for people)
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