10/20/12 EMSCA Update

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

WITHIN
Island in the Barley  (mc mf md ma) (new) by   Maximilian Cummings
–3/5 (decent, not perfect)–

Not always a fan of this author’s writing style, but I found this far more accessible than the last story of his I read. For lack of better words, though, I thought it still felt a bit long winded and too old fashioned, which I thought made the story feel a bit at odds with its MC side. I also had to look up the word “copse” it not being common in American English, but that wasn’t a big deal. Like I said, not the biggest fan of this writing style. Still, I always love it when a lady more than loves to admire her reflection Wink Plus, I always enjoy MC dreams. While I thought this was a bit overlong and expositional, I still did like this overall.
(ReReadability: low / Follow: no)

Roaming Canvas  (mc fd ma ft ex ds rb) (1 new chapter) by   Mr. Scade
–3.5/5 (good, not quite earth shattering)–

I must admit this reminded me of a storyline in Dark Shadows where the portrait of the Witch Angelique finds its way into the Collins’ living room, easily bewitching the lovable douche patriarch. Anyway, the writing is still quite good overall. Maybe a bit heavy on the exposition, though, while no serious heat. Not always into bimbo transformations, but I more than enjoyed how it was done here. Plus, this chap’s narrative was excellent.
(ChapReadability: moderate / Chap: 7)

WITHOUT
Nine to Hive (mc ff mf fd ft ma gr sf bd) (new) by   Half Shim
~~3.5/5 (good, not quite earth shattering)~~

I like this author. He never writes enough! From the start, I am reminded how much I like this author. It looks ridiculously long, but I’m pulled in paragraph one. I enjoy the concept of the hive (thank you Star Trek’s Borg). I could never find any serious heat in its application here, not counting the skintight suit, but that doesn’t matter in this section Tongue I must admit that it was just weird going from crazy SciFi drone making to Office Space (“Did you get that memo?”), though, but it was done just well enough to not turn me off. Though I thought the start was a bit longish, and not yet quite as good as Planted, I’m sticking with this.
(ReReadability: moderate / Follow: yes)

RANDOM COMMENTS
“PC Load Letter? What the fuck does that mean!?” The Printer ink Cartridge (letter size) is empty and needs to be replaced  Tongue

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