I wanted to take time to praise Dennis for his review of Cages as well -- it was thoughtful, well-written, and an excellent example to this community of articulate critique and the possibilities for this medium. Based on the review alone I will be checking out Foster's story, because experiments that move literature forward, even struggling ones, are part of the potential for webfiction, and his review makes the case that this story has unique value.
Literary critique, as opposed to negative criticism, is about thorough analysis of the quality of stories and their themes and objectives. Anyone can say a story is bad or good on an emotional reaction level -- it takes care to discern whether it is saying something meaningful, and how we can find new ways to say meaningful things. By such discussions, we advance the medium for everyone concerned, as we work together to elevate our abilities through the relationships that WFG makes possible.
Dennis has made a meaningful contribution to the commentary on E_Foster's work, and in so doing has contributed something meaningful to all of us here at WFG as a group. We need more reviews like this -- it reminds me of the best reviews from Fiona, Wildbow, Jim Z, and Eli James, to cite a few examples, and none of us hit it out of the park like this every single time. But just as writers need to strive to put out their best work, we can all work on excellent reviews for the good of all.