Some Love for Jub · 7:27pm
So, I saw this earlier today and it made me smile pretty big. Look, one of my stories got featured on the SA reviews! Which is also kinda embarrassing, 'cause it's a story I'm not especially proud of. But oh well, I'll take what I can get .
Check out what one of the reviewers wrote about Hench:
The violence, though a bit stronger than jub could have chosen, picks out the perfect non-gory details (and others that flow from them; the mare vs. mare tussle over the scattered bits on the ground is most striking) to bring to life just how different this place is than the show and really draws you in. jub’s knack for clear yet vivid scene description leaves every punch, every throw, every tooth kicked out of your mouth felt right alongside the characters.
Pretty neat, right? More than the praise though, reading this tickled me because it proved that there are readers on this site that appreciate what I bring to the table: excellent scene setting, vivid action scenes and atmosphere (something I find lacking in even the best stories on this site). Sometimes I feel this fandom is so crazy about character, character, character that the authors forget to do anything else. A lot of popular stories on this site are these bland character studies where ponies basically spend a few thousand words sitting around talking about their feelings - which I get, given the show we're writing about. Slice of life is HUGE in this fandom (a genre I don't think I'll ever really get), so, for me at least, it's cool to know there are readers who can enjoy something like Hench.
Makes me feel less alone in the world, ya know?