Genius has an Infinite Capacity

by OrionXV

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy High Fantasy Magic Male Lead School Life Strategy Supernatural

Alevier is a student of Magic, aspiring to become an Archmage: someone who is able to summon powers untold and split the mountains and shake the earth. But, there was one problem that stood in his way: his utter lack of talent. And no matter how hard he worked, he could never fill the gap between him and his peers. But could that really stop someone in a world where wonders could come true, and magic was omnipresent?

After a particularly traumatic incident, he finally obtained the magical powers he had yearned for, along with a strange grimoire from an ancient being. It seemed that fate had great things in store for him. That or an irresponsible creditor had dumped his responsibilities onto him. Perhaps it was preordained that one must pay a price to gain something. 

Geniuses have infinite potential, and Alevier has just stepped into the realm of genius. But he is yet to discover what pains he must bear, for creatures so terrifying that they could kill him with a single glance are now out for him. But the game is not over, yet.

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Ani
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SLOW TAKEOFF, GOOD PAYOFF

Review as of chapter 8:

Style:

Slow pacing at the first couple of chapters (except 1. The Symbol). This isn't really a bad thing, and to be honest people here in RR actually prefer stories slow. This gives the author more time on describing tiny, finier details, and actually sets in the right mood for certain scenes.

For me though, it was a tad bit too slow. But then again, this is just my personal preference.

Story:

Foreshadowing and foreshadowing. Lots of foreshadowing here. I can see that the author is setting up the grand stage of the story as early as the first couple of chapters.

We have blurred memories, unknown assailants, a mysterious book, a mysterious power-up and secret identities. I can only imagine how all of this things add up later on.

as for specifics...

After all the slow early chapters, chapter '7. Genius' felt like a solid slap to my face. Everything was epic, and the slow pace actually worked out in the end here for me-- it was like a legit 'Calm Before The Storm'. There aren't that many chapters out just yet, but chapter 7 will probably be my personal favorite for a long time.

Grammar:

It's better than most I've seen my entire short life. Some sentences could have been worded a bit better though, and the usual typos are present here and there. Small things, really, but definitely adds up when stacked together. I do understand that it's a bit hard editing these long chapters though (yes, they're long for me).

Vocabulary is good. Better than me, that's for sure, so thumbs-up.

TL:DR: An edit here and there is advisable, but overall everything's okay.

Character:

I can feel them, and my hatred towards one playboy is definitely real. Alevier acts like a beta for now, but honestly, all he needs is a little boost in ego and he'd be perfect in no time.

All the other characters are okay. At the very least, they made me feel something, whether they be hatred, anger, and fury. Oh wait, all those three words are synonymous?

Spoiler: Oof

 I don't really hate them in a bad 'bad' way though. Making your readers feel something about your character is always a good sign... most of the time. Probably.

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That is all for my review. This Queen gave you her blessing, Orion. Good luck and have fun writing~.

MissSunshine
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The style complements the story. I love it when the author doesn't just describe a scene, but manages to express its atmosphere. The grammar is good, the character interactions are fun, and it's already managed to get me to smile while reading it. There's only three chapters out but I'm really optimistic about this one, will come back to edit the review once more of it is out.

l nimbus
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Genius has Infinite Capacity, is, to me, not a bad story. It ins't great, but neither is it bad. Instead, it's just what it advertises to be, a good, maybe fun read. It's genre and type isn't what I normally enjoy, but it was still a somewhat nice read to me. While a bit hard for me to keep reading very early on, it greatly imrpoved and drew me in the further I got in, until I realized I had run out of pages. Well, can't win em all.


Story:

People have probably seen this before, and will read it anyway. It's the story of a bullied guy, suddenly getting sum serious firepower. Bigger plots in the background, and the school life, complete with bullies and twatty teachers in the foreground. Nothing we haven't seen before, but still providing the core elements that make these stories enjoyable.

I do have to say, the execution in the first few chapters could be polished a little, if you want it to appeal more, but for now, it's fine as it is.

That said, your biggest enemy is big blocks o text'. I found a few throughout the story, and recommend splitting them up to help readers along.


Style:

Passable. For whatever reason, style is usually my weakest section when critiquing, so I tend to not give a fuck about it if it isn't downright awful or upright amazing. There are several things that kinda made it hard for me to read further, but I did pull through, so, you pass.


Grammar:

See above section..Your periods are correct, you didn't mix up your question and exclamation marks, and there were only a few akward commas. Pass.


Characters:

Again, nothing amazing, but still solid. While there seems to be an endless stream of people ready to bully Al, very few making lasting impressions. We gotta a lot of names, but it's kinda hard to put a face to them. Al himself isn't a character I like all that much, per se. But that might change in future chaps, depending on how he shapes up. He let's everyone shove him around, punch him and the like, without any inclantation to fight back, despite being one of the smartest students in the school. So, not really any points from me, but he still plays the narrative well.

That said, other aren't as memorable. If I could offer some advice, give them quirks. Mistakes and flaws, stuff that makes you remember who the hell they are. I could remember Jaysaun and his sister, but everyone else slipped my mind after some time.

Critique:

Not that a lot of thses are my personal opinion, and as such, can be disregarded if you feel so. However, I'm trying to provide some honest and helpful critique and advice, so take it how you will.

- Talking their thoughts. One of my bigger peeves in stories is when a character talked their thoughts out loud. In my experience, it's actually fairly simple to not do this. Just write it without quatation marks and people will see it as the character thinking it. Easy, amirite?

- This and isn't critique, just something funny I found. Jaysaun. Google it. Guy looks like all three members of Cyprus Hill rolled together. I kinda laughed when I saw his name in here.

- Okay....again, just my personal opinion, but the 'ehs' and 'take responsibility' kinda dulled my enjoyment.

- Simplistic sentences during battles. I noticed this during the first fight, but your stuff has a simplistic feel. For instance, "He gave a menacingly g look at Jaysaun. A feeling of fear welled up in Jaysaun." Does not come off well. It could have been made much better by wither changing the last word from 'Jaysaun' to 'the Boy'. Actually, not just during battles, but also during tense moments and the like.

- Hmm, again, my personal preference. But I didn't like the battles themselves. I know they follow the shounen formula of using a bunch of smaller attacks, then steadily growing larger until a finisher is unleashed, but I've never liked that. If you're fighting something that wants to kill you and/or is more powerful than you, you don't screw around, you good for the kill from the very first blow. You DON'T do stuff that leads to saying "I'm going to stop going easy on you now" or the like. That cheapens the experience.


Closing:

The story doesn't claim to be there best, and it isn't. Instead, it's a solid story, done in a tried and true universe, that never really fails to draw in an audience and keep them entertained. Take from that what you will.

I'll give it time to build up some chapters, then come back and read some more, but, alas, this genuis isn't good enough to keep me coming back for every update. Might wanna check those rumors about this so-called 'infinite capacity'. XD.

thorkellthetall
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I'm the Beast of Bedtime Tales

The story begins. The opening act, harrowing and baleful. The fear is already setting in. If this was but one action our enemies can take, what hope is there for us? Yet, we prevailed. Left with ominous words, an unknown course takes hold of us. If our life we retained, perhaps survival is simply a given as long as we hold true? We are eager to see.

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I don't know. Some stories manage to grab my attention, others don't. This one is strange.

The writting in this one is overly complicated at times, and simply simple at others. Once a story manages to make you feel anything at all, it morphes from text to experience.

The first chapters were... meh? Complicated writing, Slower than slow speed and no focus. But something changed and made it flow smoother. I'll be waiting for a continuation.

Written as of Current Chapter 8.

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You're living up to your title!

This is shaping up to be absolutely amazing, even more so than it already is. The first three chapters were filled with entertainment, dramatic scenes and character building, then the fourth chapter comes along and compliments it even better! While some words are definitely the wrong choices, or have been spelt wrong, they never manage to drag me out of my immersion that Orion has created! The style compliments how he writes perfectly, as well as the character's being clear just by how they speak, it's amazing.

If you're interested in magic fictions that you can immerse yourself into, then this is the one for you!

Venge
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As of reading this, the novel only has 4 chapters so there's not a lot I can say about it.

The story is pretty alright, definitely better than most stories on RR, especially in grammar and word flow. The grammar is pretty decent and the flow isn't too shabby either.

The characters aren't bad (they do seem like slightly tropey characters though) and there has been quite some foreshadowing introduced. I'm not sure how much I can appreciate foreshadowing though since I generally don't bother thinking about where the story is about to go; I just sort of go with the flow when I read.

Since not much has happened yet, there's not a lot I can say about the plot development. I can see a lot of potential in where the story can go, however. 

Overall, I think it's pretty decent for a first novel.

Stuart Scott
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Having read through it so far up until chapter 6 which it is currently on, I have to say I enjoy the idlysstic style of writing: from where the beggar's word choice shows who they are as a person to some of the battles that you see. 

 

There are some jarring sentences here and there where you can understand where the author is coming from but perhaps hasn't got the best sentence in mind for what it is they're actually trying to say.

Some of the names are a bit on the unusual side but that's hardly a let down, and not really something that I'd take into consideration as they were just noteworthy. I like the use of mana without having any stats or notions used: as well as the functions of the grimoire that is mentioned.

Overall, should be good to see what else crops up. 

 

 

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honestly truly impressive story, it is still quite early to truly rate it but for the time being the story suck you in.

i am not english so i will only say that nothing bothered me while reading

the character are impressively lifelike

the story suck you in and you forget your surrounding

the style,.... the greatest form of art is when while reading an emotion form inside of you, an emotion related to the subject.
be it in oral, writing or painting when  you feel tension or exitement while reading it mean the style is impressive ^^

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Too Early to tell - Promising Fantasy/School Life

First review on RR, here we go!

Read to chapter 10~

Style: There are good moments of detail and description in settings, creatures, items, battles, and characters. However, it's not always consistent throughout, but I think a lot of that has to do with the dialogues that sometimes feel drawn out. Those conversations go back and forth without me feeling like I gained anything especially substantial from them. I'm referring to mostly the conversations after the Nightstalker episode. So while the writing is engaging, maybe a little bit of balancing would make the reading more fluid.

Grammar: Good! I didn't catch any blaring mistakes, so even if there were minor errors, that happens to all of us. Only external proofreaders can really help with perfecting correct technical writing.

Story: I personally liked the beginning chapter hook. I rather liked the funny old Gretter and almost wished he wasn't just "fodder." I also am a fan of anything magical or fantasy-driven, so this genre already has me interested/engaged. The grimoires and wands gave a slight Harry Potterish feel for me (I guess anyone familiar with the series will have that wand connotation to HP). The Nightstalker episode was my favorite, but after that I felt like it dragged. It was magic-school life, but while this isn't a negative, after a dramatic event like the Nightstalker, the preceding events lacked in excitement. Additionally, I expected to see more of the "being in trouble" as the Nightstalker warned upon dying, but it mostly felt like school life as normal after. However, this is still early into the story, and there is good world-building going on, so I expect greater events will unfold in subsequent chapters.

Chararacter: I don't feel too strongly about any of the characters so far, at least, in an attached sort of way that a reader might feel. But that doesn't mean that they aren't good. The characters emit personality and some distinctiveness, but again, it's still too early for me to tell how much of a lasting impression they'll leave on me. On another note, I absolutely love the unique names; it adds to the feeling of being/immersed in a magical world.