2/16/13 EMCSA Update

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

Bunbun the Bunny (mc ff ft ds hm) (new)  by Jakku
–2/5 (so-so, maybe a good story to others but didn’t mesmerize me)–

Ignoring the DS tag, I decided to give this first time poster’s story a shot. Also, the HM (humiliation) and HU (humor) tags are accidentally used interchangeably all the time, so …  Someone here mentioned this was a fanfic of “K-On!”, which I never heard of. Undecided Anyway, while it was polished well enough, I found nothing enticing from the start, and thus, not pulled nothing into it. Maybe if I heard of its origins or was given some kind of direction in an author’s note things might have been different. As such, the names alone seem way out of place to me! I must admit I started skimming fairly early. Sorry, not my thing.
(Readability: low / follow: no)

Finding Fish Boy (mc mf md fd) (new)  by Lisa Teez
–3/5 (decent, not perfect)–

Interesting from the start, but not necessarily jaw dropping. There’s a lot of stories and movies that start with some random guy running only to be captured because he stole something. One nitpick is how I feel nothing for Mark and his and capture. Maybe it’s just me, but can’t feel much for characters met a paragraph ago. Overall, an interesting albeit familiar story.
(Readability: low / Follow: no)

Interview with a Telepath (mc mf md) (new)  by Tropos
~~3/5 (decent, not perfect)~~

Never read anything from the Joker’s Club Universe, but the note gives me just enough to go on without giving me a need to read prior stories, whether I have the time or not. The apparent all dialogue style was a bit awkward for me, but I think that’s just because I very rarely read stories done in this style. Ultimately, the style was its greatest strength, if only because it gave it a degree of uniqueness. Can’t say this excited me in any serious way, but not bad for what it was.
(ReReadability: Low / Follow: no)

While the “genre piece” description is often associated with lower scores, that’s really a coincidence. Genre pieces can be fantastic in the right circumstances.

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