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PresentPerfect


Writer, RCL co-curator, EQD prereader, dramatic reader, VA, fic reviewer. Vote for my next fic to release!

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STORY REVIEWS

CLICK HERE for the full list of stories I've reviewed. Now links directly to the journals!

If you're here because you saw me add your story to my Reviewed bookshelf, please search the above document for the title (each year has its own tab) to find out how I rated it. If I've added your story in the last 72 hours, then it's likely in my newest "Fic recs" or "Present Perfect vs." blog. (If the story is a collection, it's likely that I've only reviewed one of the entries.)

Ranking quick reference:

Highly Recommended, Recommended, Conditionally Recommended, Vaguely Recommended, Not Recommended. #/5.

HOW DO I GET PRESENT PERFECT TO REVIEW MY STORY?

Well, my friend, you have a few options.

Option #1: Support the fic readers

Check out this blog to support one of the fine fic readers I listen to. The list may not always be up-to-date, but I try to do so when I can. This method requires patience, as it can take months for me to get an audiobook after it's posted. Rest assured, I will eventually.

Option #2: Support me directly

If you just want to support me, there's Ko-fi and Paypal. If you actually want something, read on...

All these services will be paid for via Paypal invoice. You must have Paypal to be able to work with me.

REVIEW COMMISSIONS

Word counts are rounded to the nearest thousand. That is, 1,499 words counts as 1,000 for pricing, while 1,500 counts as 2,000. I use the larger word count given by Fimfiction if there are multiple conflicting word counts.

  1. Is the story complete? I won't read incomplete stories on principle. (The exception is collections of stories; I'm willing to read one, a few, or even all the short pieces that have been posted to date.)
  2. Make sure I haven't reviewed it already. (See the link at the top of this module.) Use Ctrl-H in that spreadsheet to search the entire spreadsheet for the story title. You can always ask me if you want to make sure.
  3. Queue is first come, first served. Please only submit one story or story collection per PM. (Once I've invoiced you, you can send me another; use the same thread, it'll make things easier!)

    3a. Some folks have told me things like, "Here's $20, go read something in my gallery," or "Feel free to read any of my stories and I'll pay." That's cool too! You could also just throw money at me and have me pick something at that word count out of my RIL/RIS/RIN. I will check with you when I decide on a story, just to make sure it's one you're okay with being reviewed.

  4. Once you know what story you want and are sure it's complete and not one I've already reviewed, send me a PM with the following information:

    • Link to the story on Fimfiction. (I will take links to other sites, by which I mean DeviantArt and EQD, but I won't be happy about it.)
    • Full word count.
    • Your Paypal address. (If you do not use Paypal, I'm sorry, you cannot participate at the moment.)
  5. The review will be posted in my next standard fic review blog after receipt of payment, with a "Paid Review by" tag. (Please let me know ahead of time if you do not want your name included in the review. Though if you don't want people to know you read the story, why the hell are you paying me to?)
  6. Pricing is $1 per 1k. The minimum payment is $2. This is because of Paypal fees. Therefore, $2 will get you up to 2,499 words, while $1 will get you a hearty thank you. There is a 10% surcharge for stories over 50k. (That is, a review of a 50,000 word story will cost $55. Just take the ten thousands digit and add it to your total.)

    6a. If I do not finish the story, I will charge only for the wordcount of the chapters I read. This is why I read it first and invoice later.

  7. DISCLAIMER: I do not guarantee that payment will result in a positive review. I have the right to refuse to read any story, in full or in part. (I will not always explain my reasons, but this may happen if I have promised to read the story for someone else.) I will likely recuse myself from nominating any stories reviewed this way in Equestria Daily and the Royal Canterlot Library. Don't fuck this up for everyone by making me read lots of horrible shit you know I'll hate.

PROOFREADING COMMISSIONS

Meant for final drafts, when grammar and spelling is all that needs to be checked. I will not offer deep editing suggestions.

  1. Stories do not need to be complete.
  2. The review is included. (There may be a delay if the story is not complete.) These will be tagged "Proofread by Me".
  3. Your PM should include:

    • Your Paypal address
    • A link to the story (Google Docs preferred, but Fimfiction accepted. If you are using GDocs, please turn commenting and suggestions on or I will not be able to give you feedback in any kind of useful way!)
    • The current word count.
  4. Pricing is $2 per 1,000 words.
  5. DISCLAIMER: I do not guarantee that use of this service will result in positive reviews or acceptance by Equestria Daily, the Royal Canterlot Library, or any other entity.

EDITING COMMISSIONS

Meant for works in progress, when you need suggestions on pacing, characterization, structure, and anything else more deep-seated than spelling or grammar.

  1. Stories do not need to be complete.
  2. The review is included. (There may be a delay if the story is not complete.) These will be tagged "Edited by Me".
  3. Your PM should include:

    • Your Paypal address
    • A link to the story (Google Docs preferred, but Fimfiction accepted. If you are using GDocs, please turn commenting and suggestions on or I will not be able to give you feedback in any kind of useful way!)
    • The current word count.
  4. Pricing is $10 per 1,000 words.
  5. DISCLAIMER: I do not guarantee that use of this service will result in positive reviews or acceptance by Equestria Daily, the Royal Canterlot Library, or any other entity.

READING COMMISSIONS

I've already given a link to where you can support other fic readers, but I do this, too. These prices are not meant to be reasonable. Go for the other fic readers if you really want an audiobook done quickly.

  1. Stories should be complete.
  2. The review is included. (There may be a delay if the story is not complete.) These will be tagged "Read by Me". Before the video is posted on my Youtube channel, you will receive a raw audio file containing the unedited reading, along with proofreading suggestions. If there are extensive corrections to be made, this will likely not be reflected in the final reading.
  3. Your PM should include:

    • Your Paypal address
    • A link to the story (Google Docs preferred, but Fimfiction accepted. If you are using GDocs, please turn commenting and suggestions on or I will not be able to give you feedback in any kind of useful way!)
    • The word count.
  4. Pricing is $25 per 1,000 words, plus $5. Therefore, a 1,000 word story reading will cost $30. The first $30 of this payment is non-refundable.

I make no guarantees on turnaround time for any of these services. Feel free to ask questions below.

Option #3: Good old fashioned luck

Them's the breaks. :B

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Nov
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2018

Fic recs, November 15th! · 2:26am 7 hours ago

MagnetBolt has a Patreon!

So this is the first blog of writers new to my reviews. I dunno if I want to call it an edition, so I won't, if only because I'm going to do a bunch of these rather than all of them at once. <.< Some of them are pretty damned long. And this lot, at least, is rather varied in execution.

H: 0 R: 3 C: 0 V: 1 N: 1

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Oh, I got the reference. I just couldn't help but put a kink in its cap. So, the moment was perfect, but it is past tense.

... sorry, force of habit. I'll try not to put any more kinks in your references... or make terrible puns.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

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>tfw people don't get your Willy Wonka references :(

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Murder?! Neigh, I draw the line here! See thusly? Tis in the dirt. I hath been accused falsely! I hast committed no murderous deed!... recently.

Doth causing one's heart to fail to mine own fair looks and wiles account thusly as Murder?

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

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Gadzooks! An unrepentant serial booper! Thou fiend! Help! Police! Murder!

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Me thinks, thou dost protest over much.

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Author Interviewer

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Madame. :twilightoops:

I must protest.

Hello! You seem tense... boop!

Thou has been booped!

Thanks for reviewing Angels in the Snow. It's been a while since I thought of it, so I re-read it and am grateful you treated it so kindly despite the very evident rough edges! I hope to give it a proper polishing when my life calms down a bit.

Nick trick or or treat :rainbowkiss:

Thank you for reviewing my story! It was the first story I've written here and I know it wasn't perfect. I appreciate the critique and if you have a few minutes, maybe you could show me how I'm telling more than showing. That is a comment I've received on a couple of other projects I'm working on and have been wondering how I can fix it.

Thanks again. Hope it wasn't too painful to read!:derpyderp2:

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