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The Story of Spike and the Housefly
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#6118 · 5
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>>Monokeras
As usual, avoid Ot or A glass full of….


To Ot Or Not To Ot


… Goddammit.
#7407 · 4
· on Everybody's Fool: Chapter 47 PLS NO FLAMES
sighs

Let’s do this.

Pls remember to leave a revew and say nice things.

Do I really have to make it nice? It’s almost 1:30am and I feel like being a bit snarky at the moment. I hope that’s all right with you.

I’m sure it goes without saying that this story is terrible, but it’s hilarious as hell. The only major complaint I have is that you didn’t start at Chapter 1.

I appreciate the amount of subtlety you put into your insults directed at Roger—I’m sure he’d appreciate it too. And the author’s notes were so informative, in fact, that I can now properly understand (for what it’s worth) the motivations behind the characters’ actions. Oh, and I forgot: the other complaint was that there wasn’t enough sex, though I can’t fault you for this.

Hearing his name was like an icicle stabbed through my heart (AN: because it is WINTER).

Okay this is cracking me up so hard. Why am I taking this seriously.
#4282 · 3
· on Look, I Just Want My Sandwich
To start off, this story is way too fast-paced. In one sentence, she’s being attacked in an alley, but skip a few sentences and she’s suddenly time travelling. Barely any details are given for any of the events; ten words is far from enough to adequately describe an event of Christie’s life.

The plot doesn’t make any sense either. It doesn’t have any coherency to it—it flips from one thing to another with nary a reason or aim. Looking back at the example above, how is time travel, from a jail cell to boot, in any way related to thugs in a alley? And sentient sandwiches? Without any attempt at an in-universe explanation or linking the events together somehow, I’m left hopelessly confused.

Finally, about half the sentences start the same way: Christie did this, Christie did that. It makes the story a bit bland and unfortunately boring to read. However, I think it’s more a symptom of the fast-pacedness and the lack of coherency than a cause in itself.

All in all, I have no idea what’s going on in this story. It’s almost as if this is a rushed crack f—

Oh hey I hit 400 words.


Yeah.
#5779 · 3
· · >>Monokeras
Oh god it’s 1:13am.

Anyway, mine’s in as of half an hour ago. I edited a few bits here and there and did some basic proofreading in the time left.

>>Monokeras Considering that I’m entering for the first time ever, I’d say I’m competing for that as well.
#4395 · 2
· on This Sandwich Is Amazing · >>horizon >>The_Letter_J
>>Dubs_Rewatcher My serif font (Georgia) messed up the spacing of it and turned it into a weird heap of misaligned punctuation. Turn out it only works in Arial.

At least I have something to add to my list of things to not do in a Writeoff:

Write about anything outside my comfort zone
Write a Facebook post, unless you’re Horizon
ASCII art
#10941 · 2
· · >>bloons3
I spent nearly 11 hours of this time sleeping. Perhaps I should get started.
#11477 · 2
· on The Story of Spike and the Housefly
An Introspection of Sorts


>>Ranmilia
This is a barebones writing exercise

Drat, you saw right through my plan!

using a very well worn comedy sketch (each of those is a different link.)

And here are my hopes of originality, crushed utterly and definitively by anime…

>>JudgeDeadd >>TrumpetofDoom >>Trick_Question >>Ceffyl_Dwr >>Light_Striker >>Fenton >>Winston >>Xepher
And I think there are enough people who've pointed out the lack of stuff that actually happens.

(On a side note, I should probably get some sleep...)
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Writeoff, begin. *scrunched-up face of determination*
#4271 · 1
· · >>The_Letter_J
I got one in (woot). Couldn’t think of any other ideas, so it’ll just be that.

>>The_Letter_J Huh, so the ‘Fiction not dependent on work under U.S. copyright’ tooltip at the top of the page would actually be misleading, then.
#5135 · 1
· on Disinclusioned · >>GroaningGreyAgony
>>Morning Sun

I agree with Morning Sun.

The conversation between Cadance and Twilight was an enjoyable read. The little details, like the tidbits on unicorn chess, helped this first part of the story stand out. It was going in a very promising direction—the melancholy and delving into the serious topic where Twilight feels excluded—that I hoped would continue. Unfortunately, it didn’t. :(

The second part of the story, i.e. the sudden entrance of the collector, made me do a double take because it was so out of left field. It’s a bit too much of a mood whiplash for my tastes, and it doesn’t really make much sense compared to the first part of the story.

Perhaps if the first part were extended to a complete story and the second part removed, the story would have been more cohesive. But that’s just my two bits. ⛁