Hey, I kinda would like to do a kind of First Impressions of the stories I read so far:
My Alien Lover
One word: SHOOK. That’s saying something, since I don’t usually like that word. The directing and overlays freaking slay! Plus the setting of New Mexico and the alien concept is pretty fun. Already liking MC and Zee, man Zee. And I low-key want the Alien Bad Boy to be a thing now, makes more or less a funny excuse.
The Group Project
A college-set story ACTUALLY about a college thing?!? Yes. Ok, it’s a weird thing to praise, but overall it is a nice, short story on the struggles of carrying a whole group project. And MC and the LI’s relationship is so cute. A really light-hearted comedy, I love it!
Frat League (Freshman Footsteps)
First of all, having the authors as characters is interesting. Kinda sensing some Campus Crush vibes, and I love the perspectives of Johnny Legend and MC. Something about playing a super macho dude, I don’t know I just love. All of the characters are pretty fun, so have a read!
Professor De La Rosa
Another comedy, but this time in the perspective of a bad boy Professor. Relax, he’s happily married and dad to a baby boy. Other than some hiccups, it is another well-directed, polished story. They even have tappable overlays and timed choices. How unfortunate the third chapter ended on a cliffhanger! I mean, of course both authors also are characters in this, and they make up such a star-studded cast!
My Best Friend's Brother (I mean Father)
BFF, BFF, My Best Friend’s Father is the one for me! (Please someone get that reference.) I think I’ve only read Langdon’s Haute as Hell before, and in reference…let’s just say some of the outlandish elements might not be for everyone. But reading this for the first time, I sympathise with the MC and her need to get out of her shitty life. But as soon as her friend mentioned her dad, mhm. At least Nico is very nice, plus Author cameos.
I absolutely love the premise. But I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it’s sort of over the place. Nevertheless, I love the villain.
A Whole New World
I’ve read a little sample out of like 100 stories so far, but this story is like the only one with a foreign student as the protagonist. Pryia is so admirable, preparing all her school life to help her community and family, yet unsure about herself. Plus I never been so whiplashed by drama left and right, but in a good way surprisingly. However, top tip, Do not trust Logan on his word, at least at first.
Aunt Flo Comes To Town
Bam! Just like that, Aunt Flo punches in and made me laugh. But this is the latest entry I’m reading so far, so I’m on the first chapter. Besides the gorgeous scenes and directing, I love omnipotent, godlike Aunt Flo. It reminds me of those Youtube videos which are skits about your period coming alive, not that I watch those. Plus the bouncing splash pages!
As I said before, thank the gods this contest has a lot of variety in plots and genres and whatnot. Then again, I’m reading mostly Drama and Comedy so far, so my palette isn’t as broad. Gonna read a whole bunch more when I’m not too busy.