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Reviewer's Choice - December 2022

Reviewer: Caprice
A Link With the Name of the Thread: Dancing with the Wind and Fairies
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: I have to admit, I am, at my core, a deep fan of Melrath so I cannot express how excited I was when I received this thread as my first to review during my reviewer application/trial. Seeing how Jasper's writer took a character deeply inspired by Melrath lore and having them continue to bring those beliefs and ways to someplace completely different like Scalvoris was an absolute treat to read. Jasper's concept and his writer's clear perspective on the character is apparent throughout the thread and it's always a joy seeing a character's true convictions play out. Seeing Jasper go through the motions of connecting to this new place on a spiritual level was lovely and well written and a topic I particularly enjoy reading, especially when done as well and with the sort of respect to not only the character but also both Melrath and Scalvoris lore. The addition of the fairies and their natural mischief only made the thread that much more fun. I definitely recommend to those interested in either of these cities' lore or those who just want a fun read. Thank you, Fate, for sharing it with us!

Reviewer: Pig Boy
A Link With the Name of the Thread: One Stone. Two Birds!
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: I think what I like about this thread was how it brought both characters a little out of their comfort zone. I'm not quite sure if Faith has a comfort zone to be honest, but I feel like she was very challenged by Elisabeth, from getting gifted some baked goods (something that never happens to Faith) to answering difficult questions about mage pregnancies.

Elisabeth had the intriguing question for the ages, about mage pregnancy. It was a very out of left-field question that anyone let alone a great doctor would have their hands fulll trying to answer.

Great thread overall, and it didn't hurt that there was some interesting lore revelations here.

Reviewer: The Wanderer
A Link With the Name of the Thread: Keyframe
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: I said it in the review and I think it is worth saying again, but I really enjoyed the way that Pyrre portrayed the relationship between his characters. This thread felt very connected to the story-world around it and while not much happened, it highlighted how people from different backgrounds can become good friends. I also admit, I enjoy most things in Almund so the references to other locations in the city did give it a bit of an edge. It was a simple, but very fun to read thread.

Player Choice!

Player: Kisaik
A Link With the Name of the Thread: Winston Miller and the Saucerer's Scone
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: Punny title aside, I think this thread really revitalized my character Kisaik's passion for alchemy, which had fallen by the wayside for a few arcs since he'd gotten it in his head to become a knightly fellow.

Winston Miller is a great lab partner, highly recommend anyone into crafting collaborating with this Ferret cadouri. I'm pleased that he humored my weird approach to alchemy!

Mod Choice!

Mod: Pig Boy
A Link With the Name of the Thread: Craft of Dreams: Vega (1/2)
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: I just enjoy Vega :P

But seriously, although it's short to start, and part of a global which involves at least a dozen threads by different players and characters, Vega has taken what could've been a simple one and done entry and really brought it to life for me, allowing me to indulge in some wacky ensorcelled invention that Teq devised in order for her to contact (a sci-fi-like holographic projector, using a mirage stone).

It is great fun so far, not concluded yet but stay tuned!
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Reviewer's Choice - January 2022

Reviewer: Winston
A Link With the Name of the Thread- Night on The Town (Part 1)
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - I really like extended plot-lines over several threads and Eternity's writing is very good and engaging across this plot. I loved the gangster NPCs.

They also do a really good job of playing to their skill limitation.

Warning: I didn't read/review the final post in this particular chain as it was not really relevant to the story and to issue fair warning, it is clearly labelled Smut :-)


Reviewer: Pegasus
A Link With the Name of the Thread- Show me what ya got
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - Kasoria and Maxine write action so very well. This is a great thread which really is an example of how to write action. Beautiful writing that kept me gripped from beginning to end.


Reviewer: Pig Boy
A Link With the Name of the Thread: Day with a horse pt 2/2
What did you enjoy most about this thread?: Eternity's writer has come a long way and it shows very well here in this 'training thread'. She manages to take what would be a rather pedestrian (hah) training session into a tense encounter with a runaway horse. She describes her sensations and fears beautifully here. I enjoyed reading it.

Reviewer: Avalon
Pc(s) Involved - Jasper
A Link With the Name of the Thread- The Assignment from Eldloga. (Part 1)
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - This was my first Jasper thread and it did not disappoint! What I liked most about this thread is how he integrated everything in his environment into the piece, making them an important part of it.The spirits and fairies added depth to the writing.

One of the hallmarks of a good training thread is not realizing its a training thread, and, well....mission accomplished!

Player Choice!

Player: Pegasus (She didn't specify a character)
A Link With the Name of the Thread- Chasing Tales
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - It was just so well run / organised and it was a great example of a social thread that's meaningful to the pcs and is a great snapshot. It was lovely, and I really really enjoyed the thread scandalously!

Player: Avalon (She did not specify a character)
Pc(s) Involved - Balthazar Black
A Link With the Name of the Thread- The Promise Fulfilled
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - Balthazar, outwardly, is such a disciplined beast that it's nice to see the threads where you get beneath the surface. A lot of Balthazar's writing is more reflective and focused on his thoughts...but this was something entirely different. His relationship with Vri ties into his feelings, and those aren't so often on display. Even if in this they aren't on display, the writing allows the reader to understand how deeply the pc is affected by his relationships with Immortals. He can come off cold and dispassionate a good deal of the time, but these types of threads allow people to understand the reality of Balthazar better.

Player: Woe
Thread: Foot in mouth is not just for cattle
Participants: Winston, Woe
Summary/Thoughts: I don't know where we'll end up with this thread, but I'm greatly enjoying the way that Woe reacts to Winston. He's quite a different person than Woe is used to dealing with, but that's not a bad thing in this case. He brings out moods in Woe that I didn't expect. Also the gift Winston gives to Woe is pretty inspired.

Mod Choice!

Mod: Pegasus
A Link With the Name of the Thread- Chest Pains
What did you enjoy most about this thread? - OMG Winston is just adorable. I enjoy his writing and he's an ideal person to mod for, because he just gives you so much to work with. Beautiful writing, great fun!

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Mod: Pig Boy
Thread: Interrogation
Participants: Vivian
Summary/Thoughts: Vivian really shows her investigative and analytical skills in this thread. Although we're only just beginning here, and Vivian has spent most of the thread just gathering what she presumes she'll need for the interrogation and investigation, she's already gleaned a lot of information from a dangerous Kingpin... or so it seems so far. Muwahahaha.
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