8FOLD: Darkhorse # 9, "Make It Magnificent"

deucexm deucexm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 07:14:23 PDT 2016

Gosh, how do I even begin?

To echo most of the comments and add on top my own, I suppose I'd just say this 
much: this kind of writing, the emotional weight, the mix of comedy and tragedy 
and positive and negative, twists and turns, the predictable (all stories are 
in parts, but that doesn't necessarily make them /bad/ for that alone) and the 
unexpected - this is the kind of writing, the /level/ of writing that I aspire 

For someone who is not a huge comic book fan, and doesn't really know most of 
the characters in these stories all that intimately - you've made me actually 
/care/ about them and what happens to them.  And that, more than anything else, 
is the most impressive thing; and I want to do that as well.  I want people who 
read my stories to care about my characters like I do, or at least care at all, 
on some level.

Your characters don't feel one- or even two-dimensional; they feel whole, like 
real people, and the story... wraps around them, weaves through them, because 
they are who they are - rather than being a formulaic thing you could plug just 
anyone with similar powers into.  And that's awesome.

Thank you for writing this.  It's been a delight to follow - and what a finish!  
(And it's not even /over/ over yet, since there's always more to tell...)

- Colin

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