Thedude3445

Thedude3445

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    1. Re: How do we bring in more female/other readers to RR?

      Edit: And I received a 0.5 rating bomb on my story immediately after making this post. This is now the second time this has happened to me after speaking out in favour of diversity and better representation. (...)


    2. Re: How do we bring in more female/other readers to RR?

      We are all quite aware that Royal Road's readership skews heavily towards men, and mostly to boys in the 13-25 category as well. That works when the site is still very small, but it will never be able (...)


    3. Re: Thedude3445's Weekly TheReviews3445 Thread (No Swaps, Don't Stop)

      Man, and I thought I had signed up late. Thanks for the review, I'll try to address the issues you've raised once I get back into the swing of publishing. Didn't you sign up in the first week or (...)


    4. Re: Thedude3445's Weekly TheReviews3445 Thread (No Swaps, Don't Stop)

      My review of Sand and Legends has been posted. The above two stories are put on the queue, but I just want to let out another PSA that there are 25 stories on the queue right now. That is half a year's (...)


    5. Re: Tell me, who are the people that inspire your writing style?

      I consumed R.L. Stein through my childhood, and the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now Legacy, I think?) through my early teens. I read a little fantasy, some choose your own adventure Lone Wolf books (...)


    6. Re: Is the writing/book industry rigged?

      The bizarre fictitious narrative of some evil domineering George Lucas who oppressed the freedom fighters and fed the masses poison makes its way even into this forum thread.


    7. Re: Tell me, who are the people that inspire your writing style?

      Nisioisin for sure. Dashiell Hammett, the famous noir writer, as well. I haven't read him in years, but I imagine Douglas Adams inspired my writing style more than anyone else when I was still a (...)


    8. Re: Martial arts resources for writers

      I know what you mean. It is always difficult to write about something that you have not personally experienced. On my side, I had it a bit easier since I have trained some hand-to hand martial arts. (...)


    9. Re: Complicated time loop/time travel stories?

      The webcomic Homestuck. Stable time loops, unstable timeloops, paradoxes, doomed timelines, achronological online chat clients... it has all of the temporal shenanigans. Can we recommend Problem Sleuth (...)


    10. Re: Thedude3445's Weekly TheReviews3445 Thread (No Swaps, Don't Stop)

      I'm late! I fell behind on this for the first time... My review of Synth is posted and I highly recommend it. My review of Ragna has been removed on request of the author.


    11. Re: Full Novel (400 Pages) Review Swap

      I will be sure to check it out as soon as I can and give you all the feedback possible! Later, when I finish my rewrite I could appreciate having you as a beta reader for it. :P Oh yeah, your (...)


    12. Re: Agency in novels, something to keep in mind

      Lack of agency is not always bad, I think. If you want to tell the story of a smaller scale character in a bigger event, say Amuro Ray in the first Gundam series or something, they are going to lack some (...)


    13. Re: Repetition of I

      I think much more of an Occam's Razor advice here is, try not to start sentences with the same word in close proximity. Try to have at least a couple paragraphs in between two sentences that start with (...)


    14. Re: Reincarnation into another world is a poorly done and over used cliche.

      Not only is it a cliche, but making fun of isekai itself is ALSO a cliche at this point ("look what wacky power I was reincarnated with!") You can still make a good story with it but you have to try really (...)


    15. Re: Full Novel (400 Pages) Review Swap

      Thought I’d drop by and reassure you your story is still on my list to review and I’m still working my way through (the last few have been quite long reads and I’ve been busy, but I have a week off work (...)


    16. Re: Full Novel (400 Pages) Review Swap

      Hey! My second web novel, Hands Held in the Snow, is nearing completion, with a little over a month to go before it is finally finished. To that end, I want to do some review swaps for it. But I don't (...)


    17. Re: Share Your Teenage Fiction Here

      I was a hardcore Madoka Magica fanboy and had Homura Akemi as my waifu, and I pretty much wrote two romance self-insert fanfics in 11th grade. I suppose I just had a hardcore imagination, and back then (...)


    18. Re: At what point is writing too pornographic?

      If it's at the point you have to ask, usually that's the line



    19. Re: Its me, or are the readers a little bitchy as of late? or is it the quarantine?

      This has been a constant on most stories I have read for the entire time I have used this website (though most of my stories interestingly avoid these types of comments).