Mar 15, 2009
It's another one-shot...no real smut, just a sprinkling. One-shots never or rarely have enough meat to give a really sound estimation considering I always feel the endings are rushed but the beginnings are like the start to a long story. However this one was done fairly way. I didn't feel rushed by any means. The Art was just breathtaking. Wow, she'd draw these close ups of the male leads face and he is just gorgeous. Wow. The detail in the snowflakes are great as well. I think the art was enough to keep me really engaged with the story.
Well first off this is just a
story of a girl who's in love with a womanizer who happens to have an older lady as a girlfriend. Well things develop and he ends up with two by the middle of the story to end up with one in the final scene.
It's a good read. The story is nicely detailed although it's not challenging by any stretch of the imagination. So no difficulty or complexity, very simple and something that has been done in the past. The art as I said was exceptional, I found it well done and you kind of wish the amount of energy she put in the art she should have put in developing the story and characters. The characters were decent but once again for one-shots not fully developed although I will make some comments on them. The male lead was fine. He's your typical strong, arrogant male with deep emotions. He gets basically stalked (of sorts) by the lead girl. I wrongly surmised him initially in my first review. He's far from silly and that summation was disingenuous as well as simplistic. He's not silly, he's more so stuck in a guilt ridden relationship and really didn't see a way out nor did he have a reason to leave said relationship. The lead girl is the silly one. She's the typical stalker girl of a guy she likes. She's sweet, don't get me wrong, they all are...yet she seemed more obsessed with an ideal that he represented.
This says a lot. Of course, this is coming from someone who takes things a bit seriously. So I wills ay the way women are often objectified in books the "crush" aspect found with young school girls carries the same weight. Objectification, because the lead male becomes the ideal she desires but she doesn't know anything about him. Of course this is not addressed because he is a male and so we get a rather dry story of the same old same old.
The enjoyment was satisfactory and worth the time to read since it won't take more than 15 minutes and that's if you're taking your time to appreciate the art. ^_^
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