Memo to self:
1.Dont go outside comfort zone without turning off scoring.
2. Dont promise something in story description unless you are sure you can deliver.
When I started Leroy and the Babysitter, I was sure I could parody a 'Babysitter Stroke story' by doing endless messy sex, essentially making fun of the whack-to-story genre.
A third of the way through the second chapter, I knew I was in trouble because the characters, essentially the cheerleaders from nowhere, demanded personalities of their own.
What I ended up with was a parody of a wet dream inside a parody of a stroke story. And a lot of silly incongruous scenario gadgets that distracted the characters and, apparently, the readers as well. I wish I had a way of throwing 'Rimshot' symbols into the story, if I could, I would. But from the scoring I think many were disppointed in what I gave them.
The TPA was all over the place. I've never seen a distribution that high and low before and I've done twenty stories so far.
Now, compared to other posters on here, I am a third tier guy.. just a storyteller. My skill levels dont allow me to believably force characters to do what they don't want to.
All the girls and women in my stories like sex and if they want to fuck, they do. If they dont want to fuck, there's no way I can make them. At least if I want to finish the story.
So.. I found the story scoring almost maddening..some got it, and emailed they'd loved all the 'groaners' I'd written in and some didnt, but apparently a LOT of the readers liked it enough to check out my other stuff and read it, too.
So I guess from now on if I want to try 'keyboard slapstick', I'm just gonna do it for myself and turn off scoring.
Again I want to thank everyone who read and emailed me on 'Leroy'... even if you didnt like it.