brown ring of quality

Wednesday reading — published badfic

What I've been reading

I read Lusty Little Women for the lulz because it was on the actual shelf at my library. I was fully expecting it to be terrible, so I can't say that it didn't meet my expectations. I mean, it's not like I wouldn't have liked it to be good! I'm all about porning up Louisa May Alcott books! It's just the execution was…lacking.

Like, okay, first of all, this book contains nearly the complete text of regular flavor Little Women, with a very occasional small snips for length, and the interpolated material is minimal. Say what you like about the gimmick of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, but at least the zombies present throughout the book. I mean, I don't think the interpolated material is generally very good, so arguably limiting its presence makes it better, but it also makes it kind of redundant. Let your porny fanfic stand on its own! It's better for the environment!

Not that there is actually anything in this book that you could actually describe as porn. It's all very tame, euphemistic and fade to black, as well as not being particularly well-written. (Apparently, in the throes of passion, Professor Bhaer forgets how to conjugate the archaic second person singular in English. Steamy!)

I don't really even recommend reading it for the lulz, because there isn't enough lulzy material to go around.

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