So we begin. My thoughts on the various contest entries for The Most Dangerous Game contest. I’ll be putting up six story reactions a day until I run out of them. Hopefully I’ll get through all of them. Though I’m feeling a little overloaded and kind of dragging my feet on the last two dozen.
First fan fiction I’ve read from the Most Dangerous Game writing contest. It’s a second person story and something of an interesting read. Was a fun experience, but hopefully will be one of the average stories the contest produces.
Writing is rough, especially in the first chapter. A bit average in the idea department. Backstory of Sombra and the Crystal Empire. I did really like chapter five. It was a simple trick, but effective. Though just going to that one chapter and reading it will ruin the impact it has. It is a context dependent moment.
Run away! This is very badly written. Kind of a cool concept though. That the North American continent that the British colonize is actually Equestria. However, the writing was so bad that I couldn’t finish this. In fairness of the contest, it was author skill failure and not concept/premise failure.
This was pretty good. Simple concept, fun to read. Could have been a bit longer, but probably not too much before it felt stretched.
Hmm. Mixed feelings about this one. The writing is a bit rough, even bad in places, but it has such interesting ideas that it almost balances out. It is a concept that really needed a much longer story. It really just throws too much stuff at the reader constantly with no real sense of coherence.
This was very funny in a stream of consciousness sort of way. Needed a editing pass, but otherwise not bad. Enjoy this quote: Celestia rolled her eyes. “Trust me, after you’ve been Princess of Thirty-Minute Emergencies for as long as I have, this type of thing becomes almost like instinct at this point. Although, I give this particular event props for including zombies.”