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Abandoned Tattletale Investigates by Butterfingers - M - Worm

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Nerox, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Nerox

    Nerox Professor

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    Title: Tattletale Investigates
    Author: Butterfingers
    Rating: ? (Will probably progress to M)
    Status: ABANDONED
    Fandom: Worm
    Words: 38,825
    Published: June 19, 2014
    Last Updated: August 13, 2014
    Summary: What if Lisa had avoided capture by Coil's henchmen? What if she met Taylor before the beginning of canon? What if she had a secret interest in Sherlock Holmes and Film Noir? This... is that story.

    Link: SB

    Story has been recommended to me in my search thread for a Tattletale-centric Worm fic. Turned out it was from Taylors perspective, but I gave it a shot anyways because it sounded like a fun premise.

    There are no Altpower!shenanigans, so Taylor and Lisa have their canon powers. Lisa has opened a PI bureau in BB and recruits Taylor who has just gone through her locker experience, as a secretary/Watson. They begin to solve some little mysteries, but you soon get the idea that there is more lurking in the background. And during the second 'arc' the plot begins to pick up and begins to get really interesting. You'll have to read for yourselves though.

    This story is still relatively short, but for me (non-native speaker) the writing was quite good and entertaining and the character voices are also pretty spot on.

    All in all, I give the story, a 4/5, because of the fun premise, writing and plot that seems to be coming after the last chapter.

    Cheers

    EDIT: Seems I got the dates wrong, story is abandoned.
     
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  2. Stan

    Stan Order Member

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    You got the years wrong. 2014, not 2015. And this is abandoned.

    I remember reading and enjoying this a few months back, though I don't really remember any particulars about the story. So: fun, but not particularly memorable.
     
  3. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Yeah, read this way back but it wasn't particularly good. Cute but, meh. Don't remember all that much. Think I still had fun with it though.

    3/5
     
  4. Nerox

    Nerox Professor

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    Well bugger me sideways. Have to be the new glasses...

    Perhaps a mod could switch the tag to Abandoned then. Meh, what a letdown.
     
  5. alfalfalfa

    alfalfalfa Squib

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    Pretty much as others have said, it's nothing particularly special. It is a reasonably fun and lighthearted fic starring Tattletale as a wannabe Sherlock Holmes, but nothing amazing (and seemingly abandoned).

    3/5
     
  6. Hachi

    Hachi Death Eater

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    The premise is interesting if nothing else, but the writing isn't remarkable in any way.

    Furthermore, the plot is as vapid as the characters are insipid.

    It's like drinking watered wine: the taste isn't particularly good, and it doesn't even get you drunk.

    Disappointing. 2/5
     
  7. Rhys

    Rhys High Inquisitor

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    Fun while it lasted, but it didnt get much of anywhere and was far too short. 3/5.
     
  8. Reign

    Reign Fourth Year

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    3/5