Definitely not a stroke story, this one will appeal to the romantics amongst us. The hard core gaming lingo is a known factor for any true gamer, but I recommend those unfamiliar with the terms to take the time to understand them (the author goes over them at the beginning of the story). Just the right touch of poignancy, sadness over what the characters have been through, and hope for their lives moving forward.
Gamer Goddess has to be one of my favourite stories ever. Being a past gamer, who occasionally delves back into the art, I have known the call of Diablo. If only I could meet the only girl on the internet, like Ace/Steve did!
This is such an awesome tale. First you have the immersion of gamer details - which, for some reason, if a story has some details of a world, be it game, or business, or world-building then I just get drawn in. It's a call I can't resist. Here it is used so effectively... I mean, you really feel brought into the world that Ace is living in - his daily grind of adventure in his games.
And then he comes across the annoying "guy pretending to be a girl online"... only, it's actually a girl!
And man, she is THE girl.
Seriously, you'd be hard pressed not to fall in love with Cherry - such a sexy, and alluring presence that our hero can't resist her and is actually forced back into the world.
Only, she's got her own reasons for not being in the world as well - and they're big ones.
Seriously, there is so much to this story to love - the shining knight of it, overcoming demons, two broken people becoming less broken.
There's heartbreak, there's pain, and there's overcoming all of that.
This is one story that's sexy, fun, tragic, resilient and just a fantastic read.
And if anyone knows where to find a "Cherry" then please give her my number, because... wow.
Reviewed: 2014-04-05 - (Review Updated: 2014-04-05)
Gamer Goddess has a great plot, a plot that is an unusual twist on the 'meeting on the internet' scenario. Add to that that the tale is well written, with few, if any, errors, and is also, as far as I can tell, grammatically correct. Understand though, that the story drew me in so completely, I could well have missed any problems. The characters are well drawn, and believable.
Although I'm not a gamer, I thought the gaming aspects of the story didn't detract from it enough to make it unreadable for us non-gamers, so don't take too much notice of Tx Tall Tales' warning in the story notes at the beginning of Ch. 1.
OK, that's the boring stuff out of the way, time for my soap box! It's obvious that TTT has the same opinion of rapists as myself, they make whale shit look like the best Beluga Caviar, and should be eradicated as a matter of principle. I still cannot conceive how people can commit such a barbarous act, and still consider themselves human, they must be completely, and utterly, sociopathic.
Yes, I know this is fiction, but behind the fiction is the true and terrible effect of rape, particularly gang rape, and its cost to the victim. Not all victims are able to be resurrected in the way that the main female protagonist in the story is. Many are mentally scarred for life, others are driven to suicide. Rape is a heinous crime! In many ways I feel it's worse than murder.
I loved this story, and If you like a story that plays your emotions like a Stradivarius, this one is for you! Well done TTT!
Read, and enjoy!