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I need to bar myself from reading on the weekends

For when I find a good story, I will spend the entire day reading it, even reading until 4 am in the morning. Then again, staying up until 4 am on a Saturday is no problem for me. I can easily sleep until noon on Sundays.

I’ll be honest, that’s where most of my missed Saturday streams come from. I just get into good stories and don’t want to put them down. I’m so bad with that sometimes.

Anyway, I may have missed my Saturday stream this weekend; however, I made it up by having a blast on two impromptu Sunday streams. I also amazingly managed to get some rare items that have been eluding me for some time now on Sunday. It was a very productive stream.

As per usual, I’m sticking a jump here before embedding my streams. So, feel free to press the more link and check them out!

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When spell checks go wrong

Spell checks are wonderful things.  They help people locate errors that had been overlooked for various reasons.  I know for sure that I have had my share of typos that have been caught by spell checks.  They definitely can save a piece of work, that’s for sure.

However, one must always be careful when utilizing an automated service to look over a product.  There’s always the chance that the program will guess the wrong word when attempting to decipher bad spelling.  Sometimes, the spell checker is not programmed properly, so it doesn’t know the word is wrong.  So, it’s always best to double-check the spell checker either on one’s own or by asking someone else to review it.

However, despite how sloppy it may look when a spell checker does come up with the wrong word, I manage to find a fair deal of amusement from the results.  Results such as these two.

“He could feel burning heat around him as he struggled to the service, desperate for some air. Once he reached the service, he swam slowly over to a rock ledge and pulled himself out of the lava.”


“While Ada was on her mission and reported to him about Jake Muller, he was surprised that he had a sun, but he did not show it.”

Both of these examples came from the same mediocre story.  In fact, there’s other points that I can pick at, such as the author’s notes being longer than the actual chapter, but those two sentences simply stuck out.

Thanks for the laugh via wrong word usage.

The pain that comes at finding some stories

First, yes, I have not forgotten that I have a blog.  I just have been busy with life this summer.  For the most part, things are starting to settle down at my work, so the stress is beginning to wane.  However, things are still a bit on the hectic side, so I may still be erratic when it comes to online activities.

That said, sorry for missing nearly a month full of streams.  I had little to do with anything other than needing some down time.  I was just tired out by the end of the week through most of last month, so I took some time to simply relax and enjoy life.  That is a nice option about doing things just for my own pleasure, I can take time off when I please. As for this past weekend, I simply was attending EVO.

Anyway, this entry isn’t about my streams nor my life.  I am once again here blogging because I’ve had the sad pleasure of bumping into a story on that made me run off in search of something to burn.

Now, I normally start upon reading a new story by quickly flicking through it and reading bits and peaces in order to get the general feel of the story.  I find this to be a reasonable way in determining whether or not the author can hold my attention.  Well, I can assure you that this story failed on that front.

All I needed to read was this one paragraph before I determined that I had no desire to read any further.

Alucard approached the highschool campus with after being stuck in America for a week with nothing to do he got to kill could be heard and ghoul moans frowned, there was only one freak to deal with yet so many this was revenge or the American government waited until the last second to tell his master Integra about the situation.

Now, sadly, I had to read this paragraph about three times to make certain that my brain wasn’t playing tricks on me.  This simply has to be one of the worst run-ons I’ve ever encountered to date.  I still haven’t fully been able to decipher this paragraph, nor do I want to expend brain cells to attempt such a task.  However, I came to the conclusion that the sentence is both a run-on, which is missing proper punctuation, and missing crucial words as well, which would permit me to know what it was trying to tell me.

So, it’s not much of a surprise that I put this story near the bottom of my list of stories that I would ever fully read.

Holy wall of text!!

Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a long time. I’ve been busy at work for the most part. I’ve also had a week of whining to my ISP to get things running properly. So, I just have been drained for a bit.

The good news is that my work is restocked with people filling the spots that I was filling. So, I’m no longer doing 2.5 people’s jobs. Still, it is summer time, and that’s the busy time for the moving industry. So, expect me to be tired still.

On the same note, that’s the main reason I didn’t stream this past Saturday. The secondary was because I was supposed to help out cleaning and needed to get to that anyway. So, I just took a day away from my normal schedule to sleep and relax.

However, that all isn’t why I’m making this post. I’m making this post because I have once again stumbled upon a horrid fanfic.

I’m still on a Hellsing kick because Alucard is awesomesauce. While the section doesn’t have nearly as many stories for me to hunt through as Final Fantasy VII or Resident Evil, it still has a healthy supply of them. Sadly, this also means that I have a large chance of hitting stories that just simply should not be.

This story is one of them. I was once again running low on good stories, so I started to lower my standards of searches, which is usually stories that reach above the 10k word mark. Though, I’m still rather stringent about looking for stories that average over 1k words per chapter. Sometimes, this produces some interesting forming works. Other times…

Well, other times, I get stories like this one. Please, author of this story, learn to use paragraphs! It hurts my eyes! I didn’t get past glancing over it and seeing that wall of text. I just simply cannot think of reading through that.

Read at your own risk, I take no responsibility for headaches that occur.

Also, sorry I haven’t done my normal stream roll blog post. With all my test streams and whatnot I’ve had the last few weeks, I figure I’ll leave that be for now. If you want to watch the latest streams, feel free to check my twitch channel.

Also, just for the record, Malek, you have competition. 13hxane leaped off cliffs left and right last night.

I actually found a good one

Well, I actually find gems more often than I let on. I just figure that most people would not agree with some of my definitions of gems. Sometimes, I’m attracted to well-written stories that have strange premises that sell me to their ways. However, that’s not what this article is about. So, don’t worry.

As many know, I’ve been on a Hellsing kick still thanks to Meez. I blame Meez for all of this. It is all his fault. Anyway, I’ve been browsing the stories there, digging and scratching in hopes of finding things that actually entertain me. Most of what do entertain me are so desperately old that there is no hope that they will ever be updated again.

However, I’ve recently stumbled across one that has only recently started up and seems to be building up to something that should hopefully keep me entertained. It also passes the tests of being well written with no distracting grammar quirks. That is always a good thing.

Also, it does not look to be romance-centric, which works perfectly fine. I rather just enjoy reading character interactions and do not need people trying to force characters onto each other. In fact, most of the stories that I read that do include romance usually force it on the characters. That is not the way to go at all.

Anyway, I do highly suggest checking out this story. As I was hinting, I see a writer that has stayed as close to the original characterizations as possible. Not to mention, it looks like this character is willing to beat up the characters just a big, which always entertains me. It will be interesting to see where this story goes.

I don’t really want to speak much of the plot, for I fear that may spoil the fun of the story. Not to mention, it’s only just barely started.

Yes, I know, Seferia’s being boring and actually praising a story instead of tearing it to shreds. So, sorry those that love my little rants. Perhaps next time.

I need to get back to these!

It’s been a good long while since I’ve posted about one of the stories that I’ve found during my daily travels across the expanses of In part, this has been because I’ve found a few good stories that I spent time reading and am following. However, who really cares about those?

Ok, maybe someone does. However, I’ll post about those stories on some other day.

Instead, today, I shall point out another story that I’ve bumped into while scratching at something to entertain me before I lost interest in a section. I’ve been recently on a Hellsing kick, because Hellsing is just awesome. It always has been awesome, and always will be. However, there aren’t all that many stories there. There’s even less stories that get past 10k words. So, I’m starting to scratch at the dregs.

Well, while scratching, I decided to finally click on a story that I had ignored over and over again: Usagi, Hellsing Maid and Alucard’s plaything! I can’t imagine why I ignored something with a title like that. Can you imagine? I absolutely don’t know.

Yea, I don’t believe me either.

Anyway, I decided to finally click it in hopes of getting a chuckle over some bad Mary Sue action. However, what I found was even more interesting. This author has made their own rules on grammar. I do not know where they came up with these rules. However, there’s mixtures of chat speak found within what almost would be normal prose paragraphs. To say the least, the story is bizarrely written.

I didn’t even get around to learning anything about the plot. I just stared at the grammar then started laughing.

I hate it when I find this stuff

So, when someone finds a story that’s counting at near to 150,000 words, one would believe that story would have some potential of being written in some semblance of a proper way, right? It’s only logical that someone who writes a lot of words learns something by writing a lot of words. Or so, one would think.

However, it has been proven to me on many occasions that this belief in the ability of humans to learn from their activities is not quite right. It seems that doing an activity a lot does not mean that they grasp the basics of that activity. Oh no, there is absolutely no correlation to the number of words one writes to how good the story is. Ok, there’s some correlation, but not much.

So, anyway, I’ve drained dry many of my usual spots, so I wandered away again to another section to look for stories. Thus, I encountered this story. The first few sentences looked acceptable enough to entertain me for a short bit, then it went downhill. I soon found that all the dialogue was being shoved into single paragraphs, which made it next to impossible to read. The grammar was nearly as bad, but I regularly give people breaks for being strange with things like having periods outside of quotations.

So, I decided to do something insane just to see if perhaps the author improved while writing 60 chapters. I skipped ahead to the last few chapters. At that point, I didn’t last long at all.

I saw Megatron and Hydra mentioned before I crossed my eyes. Even if the ability to write a story had improved, the plot did not appear to be worth the time to attempt to stomach.

So, yes, lesson fermented even more. Long story does not insure good story.

Why Betas exist

Authors really should look for fanfiction circles to find people willing to beta read for them. There are simply way too many stories that clearly go without them and show. It’s painful to see a story where it almost looks like the author has some semblance of half a grasp on grammar, yet they randomly drop important things like quotation marks and capitalization for names.

Not that the perfect grammar would likely bump this story up to the “gem” statue. However, it definitely could have used someone to look over it and mark all of the obvious errors for the author.

Just a real shame.

How do people come up with this stuff?

I think I may have possibly found a new fetish.  I’m not certain.  What I discovered last night was simply strange and bizarre to say the least.  I never would have expected to find anything like it, and I don’t even know where it’s going.

Anyway, I’ve been getting myself hyped by indulging myself in the mythos of the Xenomorph, AKA ALIEN.  I have the Quadrology and the AVP movies, so a lot of my time has been spent watching the films.  However, I also decided to side-track for a short bit and check, for curiousity’s sake, what existed in the land of fanfiction.

What I discovered was rather strange, as I said earlier.  This story is almost well written, if it were not for the strange lack of the proper punctuations for speech and dialogue.  However, the content is simply disturbing.  I’ve only gotten a few chapters in, but I’m guessing that this might possibly be something that’s going to lead to a romance with a Xenomorph hybrid.

If I might say so, mind blown.

I also have to admit that I am continuing to read this story simply because I just want to see how insane the plot can get.  This is definitely the train wreck material that I look for.