• Member Since 16th May, 2013
  • offline last seen 52 minutes ago


Technical Writer from the U.S.A.'s Deep South. Writes horsewords and reviews. New reviews posted every other Thursday! Writing Motto: "Go Big or Go Home!"

Public Notices

People keep asking, “Hey, I see you added my story to a bookshelf! Are you going to review it?”

If I book it, I review it.

There are no exceptions.

Review Requests

Rules for Requesting Reviews

Want to request a review? There's no 'correct' way to do it. PM me, comment on my blogs, comment on my user page, it's all good. As soon as I've acknowledged the request I'll go into my Review Schedule and add yours to the queue. Just remember: requests are always first come/first serve. There are a few rules:

Long Stories

NOTE: A story is considered "long" if it is 70,000 words or more.

Updated May 19: All future long story requests will go to the 2024 schedule. There are currently 16 slots available for that year.


Because some people just had to request stupidly long stories for 2024, I am temporarily adding a restriction: no stories longer than 100,000 words. This is to prevent my schedule from getting clogged up and forcing me to read 40,000/day for months at a time next year. Once I'm confident that risk is dealt with, I'll remove this rule.

No Clop

Have I read clop? Yes. Do I review clop? Not often. My reviews are for stories, not blatant fap material. That said, every once in a while one slips through the cracks. If you can convince me that there's actually a story under all the mess, then I will consider it.


As a general rule, I avoid reading incomplete stories. I tend to make an exception to requests, but I reserve the right to decline incompletes.

Reading Progress

Review Schedule and Other Spreadsheets

My Long Story schedule is completely booked for 2022. This means that if you want to request a story longer than 70,000 words, you will be waiting until sometime in 2023 for that review. I cannot guarantee it'll be "early" 2023, either. Just something to keep in mind.

The Review Schedule

This schedule lists the stories that are set to be reviewed every week. The next six weeks are always included. I may have more than six scheduled, but only the nearest six will actually be visible at any time.

The Reading Schedule

The day-to-day reading schedule, which dictates what I will read and when. Mostly meant for my own use in limiting how much I read every day, but kept available to the public for the sake of transparency.

Archive Spreadsheet

The archive. Contains a list of every story I've ever reviewed with links to both the story and the review.

A Brief Look Into The Insanely Detailed World That Is Paul's Mind

Read this if you want to see what I go through every Saturday to deliver to you folks a weekly review blog. Be warned, this thing is overbearingly detailed.

Concepts & Creations Index

A while back I started posting blogs detailing stories that I conceived but don't expect to ever write. The link below is to an index of all these blogs.


AI Imagery, Mapmaking, and Requests from Tartarus · 7:42pm 6 days ago

Read More

Report PaulAsaran · 370 views ·
Comments ( 870 )
  • Viewing 866 - 870 of 870

That depends. The original quartrilogy (that's a word now and also shut up) is ten years old at this point, and my writing was by no means at its best back then. You may go from Reddux the Tyrant to No Heroes Part I and get turned off by a drop in storytelling/writing quality. If that matters to you, maybe take care of the older stuff first.

If that's not so important as getting everything down chronologically, then absolutely start with Shadow Pony. It and Reddux the Tyrant spoil nothing whatsoever of the rest of the series and can even provide some nice insight into certain ongoing events as they relate to Verity Fine Crime.

In summation, in comes down to what you want to be consistent: chronology or quality.

Hey!('sForHorses) Is it best to read The No Heroes series in Chronological order or publication?

Come now, Mr. Dragon. What kind of question is this? Do you honestly think I would ever grant a story the honor of being presented on my screen without aiming my review cannon in its face? I scoff at the notion. Scoff, I say! Your story has landed on one of my bookshelves, and I have given my solemn word, as engraved on the top of this user page you have graced with your attention:

If I book it, I review it.

There are no exceptions.


Also: I figured another review of one of yours was long overdue, so here we are. It hasn't been hard-scheduled yet though, so I'm not exactly sure when it'll come out. Late July at the earliest.

It pleases me that you added Flash Sentry Is Not a Hero to your bookshelf and that you're stalking me.

Does that mean I can look forward to a review?

Thank you for letting me know.

See you around!

  • Viewing 866 - 870 of 870
Login or register to comment