Review Request: For Riches or More (again?)

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  1. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Well, that's the plan, but I gotta wait for him to respond, first. :p

    Author of Price.
  2. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Just as long as you don't ask for the review to change! Good luck! :D

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  3. GeneralRincewind (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    @Tana Nari
    As far as I can remember, the Pairbond concept only started getting explored quite late on, and it was vastly expanded from it's first appearence, where it just made the people's powers stronger. I do not think it was that well explained, it was confusing for me. This is my personal opinion though. I must say though that I think your second book was much worse than the first. It was much more confusing, although the issues raised are thought-provoking.

  4. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    @ Tartra... Yeah. I'll never again ask for honesty from an SJW. That was dumb as hell of me, and I've learned better.

    @ Rincewind... Huh. I coulda swore I covered it early on as both a power boost, and a means by which emotions are shared between people. Amanda's chapter was right there at the beginning and showed just how important and powerful the bond could be. Empathy bordering on telepathy, alongside a significant power increase.

    I admit it was near the end when Chloe came out with the word "soul mates", but it's a concept familiar enough to our culture that the brush should have at least given an idea of how powerful it was.

    That and Granny's ramblings. Those were fun.

    Author of Price.
  5. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Who's an SJW?

    I re-re-read gloomy's review. Are you sure he wasn't being sarcastic with the bit about a happy ending? 'Cause it's got that standard kind of wind-up with the whole 'well...' thing leading into it.

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  6. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I thought you were talking about an older review I got where I did ask the reviewer to retract untrue statements from the review.

    Gloomy didn't come across as anything of the sort. Though he didn't come across as sarcastic, either. Now, if he *meant* it to sound sarcastic, then maybe he does need to change it. It looked to me like he was playing it straight.

    Author of Price.
  7. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    @TanaNari - Hey, dude, I know how it feels to get a review you weren't happy about, but don't call people names. It's not cool, and everyone remembers. Just say you weren't thrilled and leave it at that.

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  8. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Who's calling anyone names?

    Author of Price.
  9. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    The SJW business. It's not a harsh word, but the intent behind it is still there, so ease up. We're all friends, and friends don't call each other names.

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  10. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    No different than calling my grandmother a democrat or my great uncle a republican (our family get-togethers are fun to watch). When you're a professed member of a political organization, then you're a professed member of a political organization.

    Author of Price.
  11. Tempest (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    SJW isn't an organisation, Tana.

  12. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Then what do you call it?

    Author of Price.
  13. gloomybear86 (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I don't check forums often, sorry.

    @Tana: Unless I misread, this is a character who was complicit in or involved in the rape/murder of God knows how many people. If she'd kept it to the perpetrators, that'd be one thing, but I remember reading something about them killing the people they rescued ultimately. And as a result of that, it felt like she gets to live in a "happy" home, bonded with two other people who she literally cannot help but feel a soul-deep connection to.

    Now I openly acknowledge that I burned through your story in a day, so I might have missed some subtleties. And I didn't get the full breadth of pairbonding through the second book. But it feels like she found her soulmates and all she had to do first was kill a lot of people. Does that make sense?

    For Riches or More: You can't always steal what you want.
  14. Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Tana, a previous thread was shut down because you said someone giving you a fair review was committing slander. It'd be nice if you didn't drudge that feud up here. I believe Chris made it clear how he felt about those claims.

    "Any number of hitlers, are still not my problem." -Tempest
  15. melonmonkey (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Here's what this whole discussion boils down to:

    A review, even one with a rating, is an opinion. There are people who think Wuthering Heights is an affront to literature, and people who think that Dan Brown is the finest writer to lay their fingers on a pen.

    Both of these opinions are fine.

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