Steward McOy

Steward McOy

Hobbyist writer, attempting to improve. Criticism welcome.

registered at: Jun 26, 2021
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    Participant - MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022

    Nov 16, 2023

    Some days, some nights…

    Man, but the Boondocks though. It may not be anime, but what a thing. A thing with its own sad production history. At least McGruder didn't work himself to death, and I hope nothing like that ever happens.

    And on that note, I hope you're taking care of yourself. It's a rough world out there.

    I don't feel like there's quite as much to comment on in this chapter, not that it makes it worse or anything. Having a slower chapter like this. It's still got a weighty theme, and it's got some important character development, but maybe it felt a bit lighter than usual.

    I do dig scenes where characters discuss anime. Obviously I do, and Whisper of the Heart is a perfect fit for this story.

    I wish we could have more of that kind of thing in published light novels. Literature has such a rich history of intertextuality, but Japan's got different laws about that kind of thing, and even in the West, the rise of making everything into an IP franchise can make it tough. Published stories have to be oblique in their references to anime. Light novel contests have rules against it.

    (There's a small typo in this chapter. "Kicking and scream.")

    What I can say is that the quote that opened the chapter made me tense up, but the way the chapter ended was nice and uplifting. As always, I really enjoyed reading this, and I look forward to the next one, whenever you post it. Really, take care of yourself first and foremost.

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