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True Colors

True Colors by Jukebox-A nice serial recruitment story with an interesting twist: a series of triggers, and triggers of triggers, cause loyalties to change very quickly.  A lot of the action happens off screen and the main Mistress is very mysterious and might even be programmed by another higher up the chain.  This was a good story worth reading, perhaps a few times to pick out some of the finer points.

Hornet’s Nest

Hornet’s Nest by fembotheather-fembotheather’s debut story is well done and interesting. Fans of writers like thrall and trilby else will enjoy both the drone and serial recruitment aspects of this story. I really enjoyed how quickly the story moves; I love the methodical nature of many drone writer’s stories, but the brisk moving feel of this story worked very well.

Bite

Bite by Chew Toy-This story is a great example of plot and characterization being more essential to a story than the eroticism.  The characters are interesting and developed, making me wish to know more about their fates.  Fans of serial recruitment will enjoy this story, which makes high school recruiting seem almost fun.  The main protagonist vampire is rather ambiguously written, which adds more mystery to the story.  There are some faults with the story, but I think they can generally be overlooked.  Not quite a reader’s pick, but very well done.

Dollhouse (Again)

  • As someone mentioned in the MC Forum, Miracle Laurie (November) is an amazing actor.  She really sells “brainwashed” in a way that makes her seem equal parts docile and also eager to please.  If Dollhouse gets canned, someone needs to add her to their show immediately.
  • This week’s episode was the strongest one yet.  Without spoiling, a lot of it seemed to be ripped right out of an EMC story.  I saw elements of Vendatrix (the reprogrammed Active who has already been snared), Trilby Else (generally the idea that they won’t escape/are being watched seems to be a theme he goes back to) and one of my favorite stories My Girl Imogen, which seems more and more to have been a EMCSA precursor to this show.