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Would Anybody Read an Epic?

Posted by xccj , in Stories Jul 26 2012 · 726 views

So I've been going through some of my older stories on my laptop, including a couple of Bionicle ones, notably Kulagi's Kanoka and Mystery on Keli Nui.

The first one was about an Onu-Matoran Kanoka maker in Metru Nui flying around evading Vahki and Gang Matoran and stuff. I'd reckon that it was one of my most popular stories ever on BZP, and going back I really liked the overall flow of the plot, although there were some things I would change now.

The mystery one was for the epics mystery contest a while back, and I think it's some of my best work. I had a handful of subplots / red herrings that I think came together very well. But hardly anybody read it (and nobody voted for it in the contest poll). It really disappointed me that I never got a comment on some of my best work, and of course it's kinda long so nobody's going to read it nowadays. (Especially since it's on the old forum.)

But anyway, I have this other story that I was working on a while ago, which is kind of an alternate history of Bionicle. Basically, I took the official storyline and said "screw it" and started using all sorts of characters from 01 to 08 and mix it up. I think I posted the first couple of chapters before the forum went down, and I don't think anybody reviewed it.

So, although I know my blog doesn't get a ton of viewers, it gets more than anywhere else I post, so I ask this: would anybody be willing to read this story if I try to post it again, or will it just be another empty review topic in the epics forum? I have a good 20 chapters written already, so I could do regular updates for a while and really get into the story? And individual chapters aren't THAT long either, so it wouldn't be like reading Lord of the Rings or something of great length?

So, any comments? Or will this entry also be one of those that gets ignored too? :P

(Oh, and I'd totally be willing to do review trades. AKA I'll review your story if you review mine. :D )


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I'd read it. Sounds interesting enough to make me want to at least read the first chapter.

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I'd certainly be willing to give it a read. :) I know how it bites to have a story that seems to be drifting along without any reviews. Besides, if the LSO entry shows anything, it's that you're a pretty good writer.

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Hey, three heart-felt cheers for shorter-than-LoTR-length chapters! And I'd definitely give your epic a shot, especially now that I read (am reading) your LSO epics stuff.
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Takuma Nuva
Jul 26 2012 06:45 PM
You'd probably have to send me a reminder, but there's a definite chance I'll try to read it when I'm not too busy.

Takuma Nuva

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Jedi Master J.
Jul 26 2012 07:05 PM
I would be interest in giving it a read. Although I do review in intervals of 5 chapters a post, so don't expect a review from me as soon as you post a new chapter for it.

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Cool, thanks everybody. Yeah, I'm partially inspired cause of the LSO epics. I always had fun posting stories here and getting feedback, so I might start it again if there's at least the slightest interest. Thanks again! This really made my day!

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Let's Henshin!
Jul 27 2012 04:59 AM
I'd also be interested in reading it.

Also in terms of Blog viewers, your blog is one of the of the few I keep up to date on.
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Although, actually, the mention of a trade does seem like something worth taking you up on as well. :P

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