Hmm…a question for you all…

Not that I’m asking for empty praise (though I’ll take that too :P), but out of genuine curiosity, I’m wondering what it is that draws you back to MV week after week (we’ll pretend we’re on a weekly schedule, yanno, like we’re supposed to be…supposedly…some semblance of order will be regained after I’ve finished moving).

Is it the ‘verse itself, and the weird stuff it contains, the story, the characters, or what?

*runs off to pack more boxes*

  41 comments for “Hmm…a question for you all…

  1. Abeo
    February 9, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Cuz?

    Dunno, probably the characters. Obscure references to internet phenomena and movies from my childhood probably help too

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm

      Obscure references to internet phenomena and movies from my childhood probably help too
      But those are so much fun to put in… 😀

  2. RJ the Wolf
    February 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    ^_^ the writer.

    • LittleMadHatter
      February 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      … for when Stormy rules the world already RJ?
      Wow…
      >w<

      • AL13N
        February 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm

        well, it can never be said that he wasn’t timely… 🙂

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      …the whingy, whiny writer is the worst part of the series. >_>

  3. silentdeth
    February 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Because you said you would post those pictures on the internet if I didn’t 🙁

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      …you do realise that mentioning that out loud constitutes a break in our agreement, don’t you?

  4. Maeson
    February 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Because.

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

      😛

      • Maeson
        February 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

        I’m so awesome, I radiate good answers!

  5. LittleMadHatter
    February 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    The characters and the way it makes the fantasy in it explainable are what keep me coming.
    Most fiction in urban-fantasy tries very hard to fit the fantasy into the real world in an explainable way.
    They don’t manage it while you do.
    Then there’s just the whole idea behind the story. It’s completely different from everything cropping up these days. Most stuff tries to stick to clichés people like without any care for ingenuity. I’ve only found six or so web-fics that do that and irl it’s even harder.

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      They don’t manage it while you do.
      *shruggle* I just kind of stick it there and it seems to work. 😛

  6. Bufi
    February 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    At this point, it’s all been said. I very much agree with everybody, and I say the MV is FREAKING AWESOME. So yeah. ^_^

    But Stormy, mark my words, I will beat you to a bloody pulp with a plastic spoon if you get worries/writer’s angst/doubt the awesomeness of your writing again. Are we clear? ^_^

    • Zanaku
      February 9, 2010 at 11:22 pm

      …everyone knows writer’s angst feeds the furnace of the imagination!

      it’s only 20% less efficient than procrastination!

      • Bufi
        February 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

        …I didn’t know, but it would be so much cooler if Stormy understood once and for all that her writing is awesomesauce and that she shouldn’t compare herself to any other author. Plus, angsty!wibbles take away from her writing time, so they’re detrimental to us! :p

    • Dr8k
      February 10, 2010 at 3:39 am

      Do we have new first blood coming? I was really enjoying that one 🙂

      • AL13N
        February 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

        it comes right back in your face…

      • Bufi
        February 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm

        After I get out of writer’s block, yeah, there’s more coming. *pokes brain*

        AL13N, I’m allowed to be angsty, I’m not the BIG author on this turf :p

        • Dr8k
          February 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm

          *hands Bufi cookie of inspiration*

  7. Ancalador
    February 27, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Reading about these wackjobs makes me feel like a normal person.

    I try, I really really do.

    Oh… hacker girl, cookies and Merlin. Definately Merlin. More Merlin damn it!!! X(

    • Stormy
      February 27, 2010 at 5:31 am

      Reading about these wackjobs makes me feel like a normal person.
      hehehehe, that’s a good reason. 🙂

      More Merlin damn it!!! X(
      Book #6 is all about Merlin, but you’ll get more of him before that. 🙂

  8. AL13N
    February 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Everything has it’s good and bad parts. And it needs to be.

    The whole thing is well balanced out:
    – quality and sporadic updates
    – likable and unlikable characters
    – ‘verse that’s good and bad
    – consistent characters and sometimes surprising turns
    – stuff that some ‘d prefer not to happen, seems to cause a pleasant surprise later on.

    Balance is not always taking the middle road, it can be just as pleasant to have both extremes.

    But Zanaku and DPO already said it much better than I can. (take into consideration that I at first was not thinking of replying to this, because of that; and if I hesitated, i’m sure a lot of others did too.)

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

      likable and unlikable characters
      Admit it though…you enjoy having some of those unlikeable characters around, it makes for acceptable targets. 😛 *throws stuff at Taylor*

      seems to cause a pleasant surprise later on.
      So…you forgive me for killing Stef then? 😛

      • AL13N
        February 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

        We’ll have to see if it really pays off to having her killed and agentified…

        • Stormy
          February 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

          …just trust me on this? *innocent face*

  9. Dr8k
    February 9, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Definitely the cookies, but if I had to say what were the other things, it would be the combination of a quirky urban fantasy world (that is well realised btw) and really fun insane characters. Crazy is the new black – tell your friends.

    That’s what gets me back to the site the moment my RSS feed tells me there is a new post, but I also find myself coming back in-between posts because of the fun community that has formed around this site – I could happily play on the ‘tribune’ all day if my boss would let me.. .damn boss….

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 5:48 am

      Definitely the cookies
      Cookies is a good answer. ^_^

      Crazy is the new black – tell your friends.
      All of my friends are already crazy. 😛

  10. Zanaku
    February 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    … like anything else that I read(or check up on) on a daily basis, MV provides excellent entertainment value; the characters are wonderfully quirky and unique, the whole agency thing works a charm, and the storyline itself has been exciting and intriguing from day one. The best bit about it is, I suppose, that you’ve stated that you know that there is a whole lot more of it coming, which is a nice incentive to keep reading; nothing hurts worse than a series suddenly stopping due to lack of content.

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 5:49 am

      The best bit about it is, I suppose, that you’ve stated that you know that there is a whole lot more of it coming, which is a nice incentive to keep reading; nothing hurts worse than a series suddenly stopping due to lack of content.
      So it’s really a bonus for you knowing that I’ve got the majority of the first 21 books planned? 😛

      • Zanaku
        February 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

        Yes.

  11. Anonymous
    February 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The characters are a draw, certainly. They are most interesting when exploring the fascinating and unique world you’ve imagined, however 🙂

    Do not feel too badly about your sporadic updates; I’m certain you’ll iron them out. You are on your *third* *book*. Nobody does that without being able to sit down and write. The fact that your writing is so intriguing makes it all the more impressive. Your obvious skill puts you in a far more exclusive club than I think you realize. You know what you’re doing, even if you sometimes don’t think so 🙂

    Many thanks for all the (literary equivalent of) fish.
    Signed,
    DPO, a fan who really should get around to making a login.

    • Stormy
      February 9, 2010 at 5:45 am

      Do not feel too badly about your sporadic updates; I’m certain you’ll iron them out. You are on your *third* *book*.
      They really will go back to something resembling sane after we move, cause I’ll have more time…and also in the new place we’re getting we won’t have the hottest room in the house. >_> Nice cool temps definitely contribute to me being able to write, rather than lying on the bed, slowly melting. -_-

      Your obvious skill puts you in a far more exclusive club than I think you realize. You know what you’re doing, even if you sometimes don’t think so 🙂
      Awww *blush*

      Many thanks for all the (literary equivalent of) fish.
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *irl lol* *hands over cookies*

      DPO, a fan who really should get around to making a login.
      Doooo itttt…doooo itttt…. *offers cookies*

  12. Anonymous
    March 13, 2010 at 10:43 am

    ^ I always forget to log in.

    I forget why I started reading your story, probably because I was bored and the banner intrigued me. I keep reading because I am an enormous fan of world-smithing. I love characters and their relationships, but what really draws me is an interesting story universe. Also, I <3 Stormy and the peeps who post here. Yay for author interaction! (And I luff luff luff Stef. Yay for our awkward Duckie girl!)

    • Stormy
      March 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

      I forget why I started reading your story, probably because I was bored and the banner intrigued me.
      Yay! *cuddles the artist*

      I keep reading because I am an enormous fan of world-smithing.
      …me too, which is why I can never finish NaNo, I always end up world-building for a month instead. -_-

      I love characters and their relationships
      …I want to throttle them a lot of the time.

      *stares at the screen* MAGNOLIA, SERIOUSLY, JUST JUMP THE MAN, HE NEEDS YOU. IT’LL BE HARD AND HE’S NOT ANATOMICALLY CORRECT, BUT FIND A WAY TO DO IT ANYWAY!

      *stares at screen* Jesus, Grigori, why do you think you’re expendable?

      *wipes steam off screen* Parkers, do you really need to- Wait, wait, you’re amusing, you keep…doing each other while there are patients in the room. That isn’t going to bite you in the ass. Though now I’m sure I’ve just made a suggestion that you’re going to follow through with. -_-

      …my characters. Sigh.

      Also, I <3 Stormy and the peeps who post here.
      *hands cookies to everyone*

      And I luff luff luff Stef. Yay for our awkward Duckie girl!
      …I really need to get a Stef plushie, so I don’t have to hug an imaginary one. >_>

      • mikokit
        March 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm

        I agree. Mags and Taylor need to sex like angry bunnies. You can do it Taylor! Grow some balls, man!

        Grigori makes me giggle, I suspect I have a few things in common with him, also, he’s like, the hot.

        Yaay Parkers! I ship that. I totally want cracky Parker fic.

        • Stormy
          March 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

          I agree. Mags and Taylor need to sex like angry bunnies. You can do it Taylor! Grow some balls, man!
          All he has to do is require a penis, it’s two words, yet it’s too difficult for him. -_- Siiiigh.

          I suspect I have a few things in common with him, also, he’s like, the hot.
          I totally luff Grigori, he’s just brilliant, and all the better because he’s a delicious flirt. 😛

          Yaay Parkers! I ship that. I totally want cracky Parker fic.
          …but they’re already so cracky in canon. 😛 But, yeah, there’ll be a chapter with them soon (within the next three, I think).

  13. mikokit
    March 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Speaking of insanely good world-smithing, have you read Abarat, by Clive Barker, Stormy? You would love it. <3

    • Stormy
      March 13, 2010 at 11:59 am

      …I am very far behind on where I should be with Barker. -_-

      • mikokit
        March 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm

        It’s his fantasy (not horror!) series. It’s insanely good. I know Australia has stupid high prices on books, but buy iiiit. Buy it noooow. (There are pictures! He painted them himself. <3)

        • Stormy
          March 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

          …probably next week, when I get paid, and I know a couple of cheap-ish bookstores. ^_^

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