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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 14th 2019
« Last post by MCaesar on December 29, 2019, 06:12:28 pm »
One last Week-Old Thoughts for this (last) week, though I will confess, they are less than a day old. I blew through A Christmas Conundrum? The Sinister Storm Of The Snow Queen! in its entirety this afternoon.

But actually, most of this post will be taking advantage of this opportunity to talk about My Mom Is A Supervillain?!, that Conundrum is the sequel to, because I didn't at the time.

On the more technical side, there's room to improve. The prose is noticeably on the "tell" side of the "show, don't tell" spectrum. Characters "grin" or "smile" their lines, as opposed to "saying" them, which I find calls unwanted attention to itself. At the conceptual level, the story is advertised as a superhero tale, but it's much more heavily influenced by anime tropes. Half the heroes are magical girls with transformations and special moves they yell out as they perform them. I am not particularly invested in that style, so the parts that really leaned on it didn't really grab me as much. I do like a good dash of camp in my superhero stories, but too much anime camp I can find grating, and this story sometimes rode that line.

However.

I'll be damned if this story isn't so fucking charming! If there was one thing that the anime sensibilities afforded this story, it was a dazzling earnestness. I could not help but enjoy watching the trials and triumphs of the characters. More specifically, I thought the world was interesting and fleshed out well, and the main protagonists were very entertaining.
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Christmas Conundrum is basically a special holiday episode to the main series, and retains all of the same strengths and flaws of the original. I would have liked to see mind control take a more active role in the plot too, beyond just using it on bystanders. Favorite moment: the baking scene. :grin:
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by greyscribbler on December 29, 2019, 03:21:40 pm »
The Intership is just a classic MC story. I love how Scribbler also has brought in Nichole's family into the insidious plans of the controllers. It really opened the story up past the lone girl at work gets controlled trope. But then Scribbler is such a great story teller it does not surprise me. I love this wicked story.

Thanks CerebusOne.  I like thinking about how what happens fits into the rest of the victim's life.  We'll see more of Nichole's family in the last few chapters.

Greyscribbler
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by ironflower on December 29, 2019, 12:48:29 pm »
Just dropping in to say 'A Villainous Deal' is excellent. I'm a sucker for superheroines getting taken down.  >:D
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by TheHandsThatLead on December 29, 2019, 11:47:07 am »
Any more BMBZ radio? it was really good.

Thanks, no plans at the moment for a sequel, but I never say never ;)
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by StoryFan on December 29, 2019, 10:28:11 am »
Any more BMBZ radio? it was really good.
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by TheHandsThatLead on December 28, 2019, 11:48:42 pm »
Last but certainly not least is The Hands That Lead's Role of a lifetime. As I have said before, always been a sucker for the young girl goes to college, work, whatever and...well...you know what happens. If the story is done right.

Hands does it right as poor Rebecca goes to Hollywood to become a star. Well....you know..lol. The story is very well conceived and the MC hot. What else can one ask for? Very good.

Thanks CerebusOne, glad you enjoyed it :)
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by Fortunato on December 28, 2019, 11:45:59 pm »
I've read a little of this week's update, starting with the amazing Wine Mom. Looking forward to more as time allows, but next week's update could just break the whole internet.

-Fortunato
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by 321 on December 28, 2019, 09:38:21 pm »

321's Christmas Eveis a return to our old heroes from Amnesic. Who says heroes can't have their kinky games? James and Kate sure do. Still can't get over their kid being named Alice, Lol. Nice to revisit them in kinder circumstances. A very nice, warmhearted follow up to their original story.

I guess Kate won that bet. Maybe their next kid will be a James? I'm really glad that you enjoyed the story!

Christmas Eve was just terrific. Really cute, really hot, every thing you want a short story to be.

Although Kate's trancey alter-ego should have been named Eve. The joke's right there! :)

Edit! Edit! Edit! :-) This idea is definitely going on the back of one of those business cards. Thank you so much for the kind words!
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by Midori Konton on December 28, 2019, 06:52:03 pm »
Cape City Chronicles continues with a great plot and hot as hell MC. I really love the time and effort Jennifer Kohl has put into all facets of this story. You can sense it when you read it. Great plot, interesting characters, twists and turns, it has it all going on. I really his a terrific piece of exciting literature an MC.

Wow! High praise, thank you!
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2019 Update Archive / Re: New Releases - December 28th, 2019
« Last post by walter_kovacs on December 28, 2019, 05:01:43 pm »
The ultimate troll would have been "There will not be an update next week. The next update will be the weekend of January 11th"...

I scanned the update for that first thing  :grin:

Next week will be a big one I feel...
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