I just reblogged a rec list and of course I already knew some of the stories, but when I clicked on Niteryde, I remembered.
This author was recommended to me some years ago, the story ‘Point of no return’ which wasn´t bad. The plot was not bad, especially the end fight, although predictable, was well written.
BUT one thing that I cannot forgive or forget, one thing I HATE in FFs, in SCIFI FFs… not thinking about the Sci-aspect.
Srsly, I don´t even know why I continued after reading stuff like ‘they slept on wooden bunk beds’ ‘they got rotten meat to eat’ ‘bread that makes people weak’ ‘drink out of buckets’ like UGH.
You wanna know my problem with stuff like that? I´m sure most of you seen Star Wars or something similar, see those ships? They travel a long time. Where would they get the wood and the fresh food that can go bad? Why would that make sense? I know I know, Freeza treated his soldiers badly, but WHY would it make sense to treat them like THAT? They were still supposed to fight, right? They were still the ones making sure his empire stayed an empire. And even if it somehow always makes sense for the bad guys to kill their own men out of anger, cause they´re bad, this doesn´t make sense. Not treating your people good means not paying them much. If it´s your job, that sucks enough. But treating them like that and expecting them NOT to form a rebellion?
Honestly, if that´s how a Fanfic goes, I want at least an explanation for the obvious lack of resistance, other than ‘well that´s how it is’
Also, something I wanted to get out of my system for a while, I know it is tempting to get Vegeta tortured under Freeza. Why not, makes sense from the canon. BUT endless descriptions of weird ass torturing has the exact opposite effect of what is wished for. Cause it´s boring and the reader tends to not have any pity anymore, reading more and more violence, it´s simply numbing the feeling. Torture is most effective when it is hinted. When it strikes hard and not too often. If we would feel the torture, endless torture would be horrible, that´s right. But we read a story. And to keep it interesting, overkill should be avoided.
Still, if you aren´t so picky as I am, Point of no Return is a good fic. I would give it a medium.