6/1/13 EMCSA Update

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

The Amulet (Theodore T. Bear) (mc mf ff md) (new)  by Theodore T. Bear
–2/5 (so-so, maybe a good story to others but didn’t mesmerize me)–

A bit on the long side, but I decided to try this anyway. Now, I may do the occasionally long exposition, but I never like to do it right in the beginning. Exposition can turn people off no matter where it is! If this was a professional, nonfiction paper then my reaction would be different. Otherwise, this is hard to get into. Yes, I skimmed this a bit. This also hit my pet peeve of never spelling out even single digit numbers. Is it really that hard to type “two” instead of “2”? Ugh … Otherwise, the writing wasn’t that bad, albeit a bit conversational for my tastes. Might’ve been a bit too descriptive at times, making it all feel overlong, as first evidenced in the prologue. Being short form, a lot could’ve been summed up or discarded, I think. I wanted to get into this, but whether it be the writing style or over describing, it just didn’t happen …
(ReReadability: low / follow: no)

Lineage of Bastet (mc ff be fu la) (new)  by Ogodei-Khan
–2.5/5 (not great, had some redeeming qualities)–

Getting into werewolves, well, she-wolves these days, if only out of the TF aspect, and this looked like it could fit that interest. Partial feline TF is an interest as well. TF! Like with Amulet, this occasionally strayed into over description, or at least generally uninteresting description. I’m not here to read a cultural study, so I’m not interested about how people sit and act at the dinner table, manners of dress, prayers, blasphemies, etc. Not against it either, don’t get me wrong, it’s just context. If this was inventing a different culture (ie Erotic Witch Covens), then I may think differently. Otherwise, it just seemed like an unnecessary mode of representing resistance, when resistance was obviously futile. :P Those issues became more palatable once the cat made itself known. I rather enjoyed that cat :) . A real 50/50 story for me, for lack of better words.
(ReReadability: low / Follow: no)

Calming Commands for Daily Personalities (mc ft) (new)  by Mr. Scade
–3/5 (decent, not perfect)–

This plays out like a light parodic fantasy, and as such, it works. I must admit this has related themes to my Sucked into Porn stories, especially in the overall feel. This kind of MC should be explored more than it is! Perhaps a bit silly here and there, but overall enjoyable.
(ReReadability: low / Follow: no)

3 thoughts on “6/1/13 EMCSA Update

  1. Basically the use of TV and film as the medium, whether it be supernatural, technical, or whatever. In my old Sucked into Porn/Arripio series on the Archive (Sucked, Changing Roommate, An Old Typewriter), the characters are literally pulled into the porno and slowly become the sex loving characters of that porno. Beyond the Madness: The Camera, which I know you loved, takes a lot of inspiration from that series.

    1. Oh, I see. It IS an interesting theme I actually sort-of explored in my Streetside Pornographic story. Though, that one was about people becoming addicted to porn and wanting to produce it. Being sucked into the imagery, by the imagery itself, is something a bit more… creative. Though, mine was via food. I do not know how creative that can be considered.

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