Nice story, but, umm... what's with all the Airplane!
Similar to Mirage, it's a nice story, but it's kinda sad to see (serious) depictions of Nomiya as the resident creep. Fun and goofy depictions are enjoyable for a laugh, but serious writing in that direction is just low-hanging fruit.
Scroff wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:43 amAll I want for Christmas...
Cute story, lots of fun, and reasonably well-written. Some word repetition, and I'll admit that I'm not the biggest fan of third person present tense stories, but that's mostly a personal preference.
BristerXD wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:51 amHoliday Hunger Humbug
An extremely strong showing for a first post. Looking forward to seeing more. That being said, I'd advise against going for radio silence until you're ready to post. Commenting on fics and getting involved in the community will make it easier to commit to sticking with writing and eventually posting your story.
Vekter wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:42 amA Silent Jive under Miseltoe and Snow
As already said, short and sweet. A repetition of "seem interesting", and I'm personally a fan of avoiding name drops when making outside references, but those are little nitpicks. A quiet breath between moments can be very refreshing indeed.
cpl_crud wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:46 am[Untitled Self-Portrait #9]
(If you don't give your story a title, I'm gonna do it for you :p )
"Scary Ghost Stories" is one of the Christmas traditions that's been somewhat forgotten in recent years, so nice to see it come back. And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that it's a bit of an honor for you to participate this year. A quiet, melancholic story is nice, and something hard to get right, so hats off to you. I'll admit that I find it a little odd that Hanako's Father is taller than Hisao (One of the tallest characters in KS)
, but I guess it isn't outside the realm of possibility.
PabloPabloPablo wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:31 amKenji Survives the Christmas Apocalypse
Very nicely done, and a fun twist on the prompt given. One bit jumps out at me, though: I don't think it's especially accurate to describe Shizune as Misha's protege...
(Outside submissions will be addressed in their own threads (when completed))
... And that essentially wraps it up for this year. We have a few late submissions, but my understanding is that the recipients have been contacted, and the late submissions will be forthcoming... eventually. The good news is that I've got semi-reliable methods of contacting the remaining writers, so I'll at least have a way to know whether I should mobilise the backup writers. Hopefully, we'll get all our submissions in before July this year.
As today is the Theophany (according to the Julian Calendar), we're pretty much at the last day of the Christmas season, even by the standards of the most extreme revelers (who have a legalistic basis). So This is the formal close of ceremonies, with a big "thank you" to everyone who participated. with any luck, we can look forward to something similar next Christmas!