The Stars Have Eyes

by Exterminatus

Original ONGOING Comedy Horror Romance Sci-fi Female Lead Non-Human lead Slice of Life Strong Lead Virtual Reality

The universe was a vast, empty, dark, and uncaring place. Then life happened, and the universe was changed forever. Only a teeny-tiny bit, but definitely different. Then again, the universe changes a teeny-tiny bit every second of every day. For instance, if someone were to get off the couch and randomly drink a glass of milk? Bam! One less glass of milk in the universe. Changed forever. Well, excluding any time-travel shenanigans, but anyone who puts a big old hole in the time-space continuum just to un-drink a glass of milk should really reevaluate their priorities. Unless, of course, they were attempting to prevent some massive catastrophe vis-a-vis said glass of milk. Such a scenario is by no means impossible, as one should never underestimate the importance of calcium.

Another important tip for any life forms out there is to keep things in perspective. Some look at the vastness of creation in relation to themselves and go, ‘Man, this sucks!’ These people really need to narrow their focus. Sure, they will never affect anything happening on the other end of the galaxy, but so what? That’s way the heck over there, where it doesn’t matter. Therefore, in order to maintain a healthy mindset, it is important to narrow one’s perspective to the things and people that affect them, and that they can affect in turn.

But what happens if one is an unfathomable cosmic being from beyond the veil of reality? What happens when such an existence is capable of influencing entire swathes of the universe just by its presence? A creature such as Magh'rathlak the Observer? That particular entity is only about average as far as reality-warping creatures from the dawn of time go, so its influence over the fabric of reality is rather limited. And it still struggles to keep things in perspective. That, among other things, is why it decided to narrow its worldview a bit by compressing the maddening vastness of its being into a single corporeal form. Magh'rathlak had never tried such a feat, but that wasn't about to stop it.

After all, how hard could being human possibly be?

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Duac876
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This is basically a sudden girlfriend appearance, but posh?

 

I generally hate stories with sudden girlfriend appearance, but I'm at ch 11 and liking this a lot. Just goes to show that its not the trash ideas I hated but the trash writing.

Mordiggian
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A cosmic horror learning to human is a surprisingly adorable concept. Even at its most horrifying, it’s still somehow romantic. Great character development and interactions within an interestingly realistic sci-fi future. Highly recommend giving this story a try.

Kinda surprised this hasn’t become a larger genre yet, but hopefully this will inspire other authors!

Kraze Kode
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A Chipper Story of an Adorable Eldritch Horror

Reviewed at: 19 - Overwork

If you've got a thing for Eldritch Horror of beyond that can wipe you from existence in the blink of an eye making then you are in the right place. Except this is no normal Eldritch horror, this is a cute gonna make 'tea' for you everyday Eldritch horror that will have you working for it with no mind control necessary, because that would be a waste of resources. 

A twist on the getting a girlfriend out of nowhere cliche where the girlfriend is reasonable and the boyfriend actually has some qualities other than a dick in between his legs. The story WILL give you spasms of cuteness overload and a Dopamine high enough to leave you craving for it every moment; (send halp). 

The story has great characters and a very interesting approach to world-building, we also get the humor from Exterminatus to make us chuckle which makes what could have been a dark world into a much more endearing one. 

Points Why you should read this 

  • Its like on the first page (goes back to check), on the first page of best rated on RR.
  • It's by Exterminatus
  • The Characters are amazing
  • Ah, um, trust my review?

Give it a try for 5 chapters at least you won't regret it. 

 

RedPine
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Passes the "is not depressing" test.

Reviewed at: 16 - Confidence

Any person familiar with Twin Souls might expect this author to produce generic and sappy yet lovable adventure stories.  Any such person who proceeded to read Everybody Lives Large Chests would be horrified and disgusted. 

Understandably, such a person would think twice before recommending a new story by the same author.  In my case, I am happy to recommend The Stars Have Eyes to all audiences as of chapter 16.

I will warn you that this is not a normal story. Although the amusing prose and relatability of the characters remain, this third story is just as different to the author's previous works as his previous works were to eachother.

The premise is, essentially, a bizarre mix between Seinfeld,  HP Lovecraft, How I Met Your Mother, with a few Men In Black and Ghostbusters subplots.  I doubt even the author knows where the story is headed, but it will no doubt be an interesting ride.

Aki-chi
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*Insert inteligent way of saying Mags is awesome*

Reviewed at: 12 - Equity

One might think i'm a little lap bitch that like blowing their favorite author's horn, and they'd be completly right about that, but they'd be sorrely mistaken in taking the notion that this isn't a cute and engaging slice of life that just puts a smile on my face when i think about the character while at the same time properly showcassing the new experiences of a completly diferent being after subjecting itself to it's own curious nature while trying to maintain a slick of care for the reality it has yet to explore to it's cosmic entity equivalent of a heart. 

It might be because i have, much like the male lead, a great longing for amorous company, but every interaction makes me think how such scenes would be and feel with great joy and feeling over it. While said male lead is definetly a dumb and dense guy, justifications over the story aside, you can feel he actually has a character, is someone nice to be around, a good friend and an above average lover from all that has been said.

It is a great piece from the great Exterminatus and while it definetly contains some minor gramatical errors, the sheer skill and work it radiates make you more than not notice those unless you decide that it is your job to go and roam the novel not for your own joy in reading a concrete novel, but in an attemp to purge any kind of gramatical error from existence or something like that.

 

jadecriminal
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Is rational eldritch girlfriend slice of life a genre?

Because it certainly should be. Stop reading this review and go read it allready.
It's fun and somewhat refreshing.

I will now futily be searching for similar and end up with disappoiting romantic hijinx/slapstic such as Nyaruko: Crawling with Love or bad porn.

Paradoxcloud
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The first chapter felt quite off putting to me. I didn't like the initial dialogue that much and the general vibe wasn't that good, but as I kept reading it I found myself more and more engrossed with the story until I had read all of it in one sitting (chapter 19 as of the writing of this review).

 

I like the unique blend of cosmic horror, slice of life (ish) and romance, so I recommend this story whole heartedly.

 

SecCcat
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I like it ok so far. You probably will as well. A little slow and a little "slice of lifey" for me.

Update: for me, this story is too slow with not enough action. Also no sexy-time so far.

Suicide Static
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A Little something for everyone

Reviewed at: 15 - Order

Nice to read a story about about eldrich things that doesn't involve blipping people out of existance with almost every annoyance that they bump into and solves their problems with (mostly) everyone's best interests. Also very nice that we get to see the Mags slowly grow a personality as the story goes on. Also nice that the government are not complete dunderheads and are trying to solve their problems rationally and arn't trying to cause problems(yet).

maganam
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Finally some good fuc*ing food

Reviewed at: 1 - Arrival

So, I just went to a dungeon and found a chest... Well not a chest to be strictly correct but a mimic. That mimic said something tasty!

You want to know what it said?

...

Well, I can't say it to anyone but if you have some spare shiny gold coins I can tell you. But this will be only one time exception so beware, some tasty knowledge is better to be forever forgotten!

...

Okay, thanks for your patronage

So, as I was saying, that mimic said something unbelievable. It said...

EXTERMINATUS MADE A NEW TASTY NOVEL!!! 

But be quiet, this is a secret and forbidden knowledge. No one must know about it!