Jais Nereis Reviews
(Stories You've Never Read)
Gene Siskel...Eat your heart out!
Hey there! Over the past few years I've had the opportunity to read and review stories for my own personal amusement as well as the amusement of others. Sometimes the authors in question haven't been amused for some reason. I suppose that's understandable. We all love our children (but don't LOVE your children, please!) and so it isn't always easy seeing your dreams put through the meat grinder.
Be that as it may, I do it anyhow.
The stories I've reviewed were largely chosen for one of three reasons. Firstly, if I happened to bump into an author in a forum or elsewhere, such as Scheeme or TheDarkKnight, for example, I often find myself wondering if they can write or not. (Happily, those two guys can.) Some people talk the talk, but when it comes to walking they need training wheels on their butts. Secondly, if there's an author whose work I greatly admire, like Orestes, then I'll do a review just because I love him so darn much. And finally, other stories are just chosen at random. That's reason number three - Pure Chance.
It's as a good as any other, right?
I do not have these stories on my site. Sorry about that, but I'm using a lot of room just with my writing and I don't have anyone's permission to repost their stories here. So, you'll have to find them on your own if you really want to read along and compare notes. Feel free to disagree with me, I know I do! The reviews are posted solely to illustrate my own opinions and my personal expression thereof through this curious art form called the written review. Some people, oddly enough, like some of my reviews better than the stories themselves. Those people make me nervous.
Any questions? Feel free to drop me an argument at [email protected] This is all for fun and it's really just an excuse for Sloppy Dick to post more pictures on my site. She's such a porn whore!
On a technical note: Scores are given on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being good and 1 being worse than bad. The site where I originally posted these reviews suffers the same inevitable flaw every site does: Scores are inflated. While I'm not quite so generous as some of my peers in the review industry, I'm as guilty as anyone else for perpetuating the numerical myth that all authors are created equal, but if I was really honest? It would appear so strange, so hostile by comparison, that I would have to slap myself...So, yeah. I'm an idiot.