Comments from BlackRonin
|2012-10-31 15:37:08||Shocking True Confessions of the World's Last Horror Writer!||That's odd, I thought of this principally as a comedy and didn't consider it even slightly scary until the end. ...but I guess my sensibilities are a bit different from the average reader's. :P Thanks for reading.|
|2013-03-31 02:06:52||Enigma Mothman||Well reader, the urban myth of the Mothman is inextricably tied to the collapse of the Silver Bridge in the same West Virginia town in the same year. With that in mind, I tried to find another, similar disaster to tie its presence to in this story. I picked the I-580 collapse simply because it had no casualties; I didn't want to be writing about anyone's real death.
The idea, of course, is that the Mothman and the Men in Black go around brainwashing people into causing these seeming accidents. To what end? Only it knows. The seeming senselessness of the actions of what we call aliens and the inexplicability of their nature was a big part of Joh Keel's book "The Mothman Prophecies," from which I took the inspiration for this story.
|2013-06-20 02:02:22||Carnival and Masque||I did not know that. In this case, Portia is named for Marcus Brutus' wife, who was often held up as the exemplar of the good, dutiful wife in classical societies. Cassius was named for Gaius Cassius Longinus, one of the primary conspirators in the plot to kill Caesar. Octavia was the name of the Roman emperor Augustus' sister, later wife to Marc Antony.|
|2014-01-17 10:13:31||Wolf Eve||Oddly enough, Reader, I remember trying to find out whether or not wolves bark (although for a different werewolf story). I don't remember what answer I ended up getting, but either it was wrong or I simply neglected it here, so thank you for saying something.|
|2013-10-12 14:21:10||A Clockwork Orange||It's not "plagiarized," it's Fan Fiction (and really ought to use that tag). It does, perhaps, stick too close to the source material, but that is not what "plagiarized" means.
Honestly, the story itself does not, in my opinion, do enough different with the basic plot of the early chapters of the book (though by no means does it follow verbatim either), and there are some basic errors here like some very unfortunate adverb application.
But...the writer does a surprisingly good job of invoking the voice of the novel, and the darkly tongue-in-cheek quality of that narration proves surprisingly compelling. I think he might really be on to something here. He should continue in this vein and, with proper application, could turn out something remarkable.