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It’s 2050 something and at the verge of a new era, the first well known superhero is rising to the peak of his career. His presence is impossible to be ignored. Criminals in a city he believes to be cursed never feel safe. Countless lives are saved.
“Cleansing crime,” he calls it.
Boasting whacky superpowers and a chilling costume, he can be found flipping across the skies, sometimes laughing so cheerfully that it’s contagious.
Psycho the Superhero is his name, and even the toughest of criminals with their big boy pants cower in terror after hearing a certain catchphrase…
“Do you like skydiving?“
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This is a story that's definitely worth reading! Only a couple of chapters have been released as I'm writing this review but they do a great job at introducing you to the characters and establishing the setting.
The story presents an interesting 'man vs self' type conflict through its main character, Cadell. He's a really entertaining protagonist that I'm already invested in after just a few chapters. I really enjoy his dynamic with the voice. He also has cool portal abilities that he uses in some pretty creative and entertaining ways.
It's probably very difficult to write a superhero story in a medium with no audio and no visuals, but despite this, the writer still manages to make it interesting. I have a very low attention span and have a pretty hard time paying attention to stories in this medium. I usually just end up getting bored and skimming the lines but that wasn't the case with this one. It managed to hold my interest throughout. The action scenes are very well written. Both detailed and easy to follow. It's very easy to visualize them.
It's been great so far and I'm excited to see how the story progresses from here! Would definitely reccomend.
This series is very promising so far, a very likeable and fun main character with a lot of intrigue around him, I find myself very curious about his full power set and about the source of the voice in his head. The first few chapters were very quick and enjoyable short stories that established the setting and characters very well, so I look forward to seeing the meat of the story. Overall a very promising start.
Don't hesitate to give this story a shot, it is well worth the read!
Superheroes are best represented in illustrated comics or animated forms, however, "Do you like skydiving?" offers an outstanding use of writing to show you exactly what you're reading.
This medium may not be the most favorable, but this writing has allowed me to feel a connection with the personality of our protagonist, Cadell. The style of writing is intriguing to read as well as the character descriptions. The author has no problem writing out the actions and quality of Cadell. He is certainly a character you will undoubtedly have a large interest for and want to learn more of what he is capable of.
Very easy to follow and still offers the complex details of powers and the thrill that gets you hooked.
There are also references to real life media that help further immerse you into the setting. These caught me by surprise and Cadell certainly has some excellent choices in anime and manga.
Even with the small amount of chapters where it stands currently, this is a great foundation for the events that will roll out in the future.
Excited for some more chapters and hope to see this story develop more!
If you like superheroes, you should definetly read this. And if not, at least give it a shot.
At this point of me writing there are only a few chapters out, but the main character - Cadell - already shines throu as quite unique and intriguing in just a couple paragraphs, as well as setting good groundwork for future chapters.
He reminds you of some classic, well known, comic book characters like Spider-man or Venom, whilst also being unique in many ways. So it does provide some familiarity to people who have read some comic books or comic book-movies, whilst also being refreshing and providing something new.
Mysteries are well set up, especially sorounding the main character.
And the dynapic between Cadell and the voice is fairly entertaining and refreshing, whilst his friend Elijah helps grounding the story a bit.
It is also really easy to read and provides a good bit of comedy and levity ,whilst also going into darker territory, without feeling forced or out of place.
Oh and if you like references to other media, other storys, especialy manga/ anime like berserk and one piece are mentioned sometimes.
This also serves as a part to building some of its characters and helps humanizing Cadell.
Overall a great start, that makes me pretty hyped for upcomming chapters.
Really interesting premise and character. I love that the author is not holding back from using the full extent of his powers. The use of the portals to achieve terminal velocities is insane. Moreover, an interesting superhero and the whole concept of the Voice is very intriguing. Its fun, gritty and overall thrilling. Can't wait for more!
Such a good story with a refreshing approach to the superhero genre. Characters are interesting even in early stages of the story and have great originality to them! Definitley worth the 5 star rating for the quality at this stage of development :)
Chapters are also consistent and though sometimes on the shorter side it allows you to read quickly and become invested in the characters and plot very quick too!
Overall an enjoyable read, I look forward to seeing more!! :D
Do You Like Skydiving? is a story that’s well worth the read. A cheeky boy itching to save the day while facing and overcoming his own vices eating away at his soul makes for an interesting premise in the superhero genre.
Style: the background exposition, character introductions, and the setting, are all very detailed and descriptive enough, aiding your imagination to have a clearcut picture of any given scenario thanks to the author’s unique and prolific writing style.
Grammar: A very easy to digest story as a result of the grammatical soundness and fluidity of the texts. Sentences and paragraphs organically flow from one to another, and due to their structure, they’re easy on the eye and make for a quick read.
Character: Most of the heroes in our movies today are comic book characters from the 90s touched up and adjusted to fit the times but still embodying the ethos of heroism from that era. With Cadell, I can’t help but feel we’re witnessing a full fledged modern day hero in creation. He’s unorthodox in his mannerisms, interests, speech, etc. He’s packed with novel and interesting character traits which makes him an interesting character from the get-go. That the author is challenging the traditional hero archetype is praiseworthy. It’s a limited cast for now owing to the story still being in its early stages, but I hope to see more characters added to the cast and fleshed out accordingly.
Story: simplistic yet sound story structure and plot development. The main character is already embodying a theme that’s worth paying attention to; redemption in atonement. Does our MC have a heartfelt yearning for saving? Is he trying to be a better person overall? Or is he doing good deeds in hopes that it’ll eventually rid him off his sins? Where will he go from here even as his 'dark side' still pushes him to multiply his sins... it’s a journey I’d love to walk with our protagonist and hope the author can keep us immersed in the story like he did with this first few chapters.
Just read it.
DYLS is basically the lovechild of DC’s Joker x Miles Morales’ Spiderman, with a dash of Deadpool on the side, but with its own identity, style, and charm.
After following the whole VN movement for a long while now, for people new to the series, “Do You Like Skydiving?” is a web serial, set some time in the future from the original “PSYCHO” novel, and retains a lot of characteristics from this with new character developments and storylines.
Unlike some superhero stories, the main cast of characters have flaws and deal with real life issues such as mental health, that make the whole cast more relatable.
Under the backdrop of a future dark London rife with crime, the main character (Cadell Akindele) continues his vigilantism in hopes to “cleanse the city” and is still looking for redemption after the traumatic events that happened to his family in the first book.
Alongside the deep story with real world influences, the effortless comedy and relationship between the characters feels very natural and I am looking forward to how the plot will develop in future releases.
- Style: Very easy to read, with a good balance of comedy and grit.
- Story: Good pacing and character development – just very short at the time of writing this review.
- Grammar: Technically good – didn’t spot any grammatical or spelling errors.
- Character: Very lifelike uncanny characters that add to the depth of the story.
If you love anime, superheroes, and looking for diversity, you need to read this book! It has everything. And chocolate cake ;)
The story starts off with Cadell during his daytime watch, fighting crime while trying to maintain a sane life. Though that's hard when the Voice inside his head constantly wants Cad to murder everyone.
Action fills the pages of this story, which is difficult to write especially for superhero books, and the author has pulled it off well. The writing not only brings the story to life, but keeps the reader engaged. Each chapter brings the us closer to the world and we learn more about who Cadell is.
Most of the dialogue (inner and external) shows Cad joking around, until we meet Elijah, Cad's childhood friend. We start to see a vulnerable side to Cadell. A more human side. Though Cad's accepted his fate as a superhero, he still lives with his past regrets. Which is very relatable to me.
It's also rare to find a story these days with little to no grammatical issues. I found very few. It's clear the author put his heart into this story's world and characters. This book is a truly a hidden gem. So if you haven't read it yet, I recommend checking it out! You won't be disappoointed.
There is only a few chapters out as I write this but I am enjoying myself so far. The character is a cross between a normal superhero and an antihero, and I like the approach the author is taking. My only nitpick is that the chapters are very very short, and I feel that with a bit more focus the author could flesh out the chapters a bit more. But what is written is pretty good, so you should check it out.