10/6/12 EMCSA Update

WITHIN: Graded primarily on heat and narrative
WITHOUT: Graded primarily on narrative
Possible spoilers below …

WITHIN
Brainy Teen (mc ff) (1 new chapter) by   YourName
–2/5 (so-so, maybe a good story to others but didn’t mesmerize me)

Due to the now ridiculous length of time between chaps now (6-12 mos), the fact that so many of the 15 chaps are arguably fluff, and the fact that this is not the last chap, I made this 15th chap make or break for me. Right off the bat, part of my problem here is that the last chap was back in January, while it all started almost exactly two years ago (7-8 chaps a year). I could have ended this after less than three chaps. I’m not Sherlock Holmes, it’s hard to remember every ridiculous detail over that span of time! I just can’t feel anything serious for half remembered characters … I guess there’s still arousing moments, but we’ve had that already. Desensitized? After 15 chaps and two years, I’d like to see the plot move along at least a little. As such, I started skimming this very long chap early for something knew. Unfortunately, there was no serious plot development in this 10k+ word chap. Do we really need that many words to describe suggestive dancing and lesbian sex? What started as a promising lesbian MC tale degraded into a massive drag, and that was several chapter ago! I sadly will no longer be following this.
(Chap ReReadability: low / Chap: 15)

Roaming Canvas (mc fd ma ft ex ds) (2 new chapters) by   Mr. Scade
–3/5 (decent, not perfect)–

Though not quite what I was hoping to see after the last chap, the self awareness aspect was most welcoming. Though still lacking the umph of the start and indeed little to no heat, this is still fine. Kinda becoming an odd folk hero thing. This does run the risk of becoming repetitive, though…
(Chaps ReReadability: low / Chaps 4+5)

WITHOUT
Zap (mc mf md) (new) by   Jukebox
~~3/5 (decent, not perfect)~~

Not sure how I felt about all the screaming, but well written other than that. This was interestingly done, while perhaps not as fresh as it was meant to me. As such, I did enjoy the story, but I can’t say this was groundbreaking.
(ReReadability: Low / Follow: no)

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