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Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:42 pm
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Liminality says...



Hello, YWSers! Decided to set this thread up to motivate my lazy self to review more poems, etc. I'm a bit of a slow reviewer (like my rate is about 4-7 reviews a month usually?) but I'll do my best, and maybe I can break that record. :D

Please note my reviewing style is a little "academic". I'm focused on making suggestions for the work as it is, being as objective I can be. As such, I try to avoid reviewing works that I don't think I can be objective on for various reasons (see the 'I'm not able to review' section).

Types of works I can review (in order of confidence):

1. Poems/ Lyrics (can't comment on the quality of a musical score, though!)
2. Book Chapters
3. Short stories
4. Articles
5. Scripts

I'm not able to review:

1. Heavily political works
2. Works that dig really deep into mental health topics - click the spoiler for more specifics.
Spoiler! :
I don't feel confident reviewing when the main subject of the work is
- suicide
- self-harm
- abuse of any kind
- trauma

^ I don't think I'm capable of giving a very good or well-rounded review when these are the topics. I don't have the relevant experience or just confidence generally in my knowledge of how these things work in fiction/ poetry. I used to review these things in the past, but I no longer do so for the reason I've given.

3. Works whose focus is the real-life struggles of a particular group
Spoiler! :
So for example, even though I'm gay I wouldn't try to review a work where the main focus is homophobia, because I don't trust my knowledge of the broader context to give a good and sensitive review. I'm really more of a stylistics-focused reviewer and someone more concerned with broad-based or philosophical themes (like I have plenty of useful feedback for a poem whose theme is 'knowledge' or 'loyalty' or 'love').


Timeframe

I should be able to get to your work within a week normally. If I'm really busy that week, then it may take longer.


Reviews and Requesting

If there's anything specific you would like me to comment on, feel free to mention it in your request. Otherwise, I generally go over themes, imagery, word choices and structure for poetry and themes (if any are significant), imagery, plot, characterisation and structure for stories. For articles, I could comment on the general style, as well as offer suggestions on persuasion and arguments.

Sample Reviews (my 'template', as in the headers, will change depending on the work I'm reviewing, but the general analysis looks something like this)
1. Poems/ Lyrics (can't comment on the quality of a musical score, though!)
2. Short stories
3. Articles
4. Book Chapters
5. Scripts

Happily awaiting your requests
Lim
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Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:10 am
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Liminality says...



Well bumping this thread just to say that I'm happy to review all kinds of works. Forgot to list it, but I'll include visual art as well (I'm no expert, but I'll try my best!). Preferably give a work that's still in the Green Room - I'd love to contribute to the site-wide effort to conquer the Green Room this year :D
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:24 am
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QuoolQuo says...



Hiya, I was wondering if you'd be able to review two short stories of mine?
I've been thinking of submitting them to a magazine so all honest criticisms would be welcome :)

Song of a Muse

Dionysus




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Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am
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Liminality says...



QuoolQuo wrote:Hiya, I was wondering if you'd be able to review two short stories of mine?
I've been thinking of submitting them to a magazine so all honest criticisms would be welcome :)

Song of a Muse

Dionysus


Of course! :)
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Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:30 pm
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QuoolQuo says...



Thank you :D




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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:37 pm
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raindrops says...



Hi! I wrote a fantasy fiction short story, and I would like to have a review if it's got potential in terms of world building. Also, if possible, may you please give insights on how I wrote the exchange of words in my characters conversation? I was least confident when I write those parts, I think that the dialogue themselves are okay, but the in between sentences I put are still a bit forced on my part. I hope you'll have time for my request. Thanks!




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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:42 pm
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Liminality says...



raindrops wrote:Hi! I wrote a fantasy fiction short story, and I would like to have a review if it's got potential in terms of world building. Also, if possible, may you please give insights on how I wrote the exchange of words in my characters conversation? I was least confident when I write those parts, I think that the dialogue themselves are okay, but the in between sentences I put are still a bit forced on my part. I hope you'll have time for my request. Thanks!


Sure, @raindrops! Is it the one called 'The Kingdom of Ingrid'? I'll be sure to get to it by the end of the week. :D
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:46 pm
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raindrops says...



Yes, haha. Sorry I forgot to put the link. Thank you in advance for the review. I'll be waiting uwu.




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Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:59 am
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ForeverYoung299 says...



Hello. Can you pls review Diary of a leader of surreptitious past(D.O.A.L.O.S.P) Part 1 ? I would be thankful if you do
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:02 am
Liminality says...



ForeverYoung299 wrote:Hello. Can you pls review Diary of a leader of surreptitious past(D.O.A.L.O.S.P) Part 1 ? I would be thankful if you do


Sure! I'll try to get it done maybe next week? I'm a bit busy with coursework at the moment, but I should be able to review that by next Saturday latest. :D
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@Liminality thank you so much
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Thu May 20, 2021 5:09 pm
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Seirre says...



Hiya Lim! I would love a review from you on Finders, keepers; losers, weepers. <3
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--John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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Thu May 20, 2021 11:15 pm
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Liminality says...



whatchamacallit wrote:Hiya Lim! I would love a review from you on Finders, keepers; losers, weepers. <3


Of course! I should be able to get that done by the middle of next week. :D
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Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:10 pm
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IamI says...



Hi! I saw your post and I thought I'd put in a request. I was wondering if you could review my new set of fairy tales, Fairy Tales: 7-9
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Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Liminality says...



@IamI Of course! I'll review those sometime this week. :D
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