|Reviews for Being Evil Isn't Easy|
| Eona 1/25/11 . chapter 1
I've had fun reading this :)
I really liked how you described the group of teenagers, especially the girl. It was the perfect cliché :P
Just a small thing, I found that the last part would be easier to read if you would include names, instead of only 'she' or 'the other', but maybe that's just me.
| Evil Sorceress 12/4/10 . chapter 1
Someone's read the Evil Overloard List ;)
| Evil Sorceress 8/15/10 . chapter 2
I love this story, and I also love evil, in fact, I'm starting a story with an evil sorceress.
But, Back to this story. It was a little rushed, but I loved little Theo..
| Elber of Torou 4/2/10 . chapter 2
Very funny, nicely sarcastic. Have you read the Evil Overlord List? Hecate seems like she has. (Google it if you have no idea what I'm on about).
| waterlilies52 2/14/10 . chapter 2
I actually wasn't sure if this was a parody while reading Suspicions, but Being Evil Isn't Easy made it, uh, more than clear to me. Especially liked the part about how every "do-gooder" gang has one main character, one best friend, one love interest, and one ex-enemy. kind of reminded me of Harry Potter in a way.
| Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu 2/9/10 . chapter 2
Well, further parody here albeit I think it's more along the standard school drama cliche. All in all I think your humor here was meant to be subtle. Also I like the statement about evil being said here. It actually goes along the line of blurred morals to be exact if you get what I mean. All in all an interesting talk albeit it being brief. And back to the parody issue. I think you intended it to be a satirical take on the school drama cliches, which is pretty much a good thing because I can't really stand this kind of stuff. Ironically though, I've got no problems with fantasy cliches. Must be me being too intoxicated with Tolkien inspired stuff. :S And the evil kid was really a good twist to the plot. In fact it's a good way to wrap up the ending. :) I'm not too sure if there's any aspect of parody here though albeit it really reminds me of the whole Dr Evil and his son kind of thingy from the Austin Powers movies. :D
P.S: I'm doing two reviews for you here because apart from A Ranger's Tale, I hope to see your review for The Eternal Grail as well given that I'm having an overdrive urge to update it after a month or so of inactivity. I credit it to the trailer of the latest expansion for a certain CCG arcade game which happened to be the inspiration for the said story. So erm yeah, one review for each story please? :)
| Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu 2/9/10 . chapter 1
Well, I can see the nature of parody here. It really seems that this story is pretty much centered upon the urban fantasy setting. I really like the way you went about telling the story here. It's pretty unique especially when I'm talking about evil witches being some bigwig in a major company. :) It's basically like a satire on the classic good vs evil fantasy to me. As for Hecate's character, I do find her having a strong identity in it. Something that I can click with at the very least. As for Miti, I guess I need to read on to form an opinion. :)
| Kjersti 12/5/09 . chapter 2
Very funny story. Her son was scary, though. :S Good work!
| Tawny Owl 11/15/09 . chapter 2
Ok, in the absence of updates you forced me to do this – I looked at the first chapter ages ago and didn’t realise it was you that wrote it.
I see what you mean about not being pleased with it. It didn’t seem to flow very well and introducing Hecate half way through seemed a bit strange. That said I still really, really love the idea: especially now that we see that parts of her life are really normal, like the surgeon husband. I’d like to meet him, how does he cope with the gator doors and random people breaking into his house and trying to kill his wife? Seriously, I want to meet him or I may have to explore the idea myself. (In the privacy of my own head, of course). And there were some fantastic bits in this like the recorded monologue, the pink sweater and her hand twitching towards the candle stick.
The heroes did seem a bit older than teenagers when they first appeared, possibly because they were beating up fully grown henchman, but I liked the wind tousled lead, and the vacuous heroine, and the slight tension with the sidekick. They were very bold, and easy to get annoyed with (in a good way as I guess that was the point?) Shelley going gaga over Theo was very in character.
This is a bit like Keeper in that I reckon it’s something that’s a fantastic concept and something to maybe come back to and re-explore when you’ve finished the Opal Fox. They are both really good examples of mixing the fantastical with the mundane and making it funny.
| Tawny Owl 4/5/08 . chapter 1
Evil sorceress as working mum! The idea is brilliant, and the opening is really slick. There's some nice ideas in there as well, like the carpets remembering who has walked on them. Miti came across as very chilling and a bit creepy.
I enjoyed it because it was a parody, but not flat and silly like some can be. The characters and the idea seemed well thought out and not just about cheap laughs.