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This one was nice and straightforward enough. I think I would've liked it better without the next day, though. Keeping Tina as a relationship solver works better without the addition. Still, despite a few grammatical and spelling issues, this was a nice, easy read.
This is a pretty solid entry. I feel it's another that's too heavy on the dialogue it terms of the fact that most of the short felt like dialogue, saying that it was very well written. If it was part of a bigger piece I don't think I'd mind but as is, it's too much for my personal taste.
Pretty simple story, nothing groundbreaking, but meets all the parameters perfectly.
Good solid effort here. I think the whole sequence with Melvin, Tina and James was a bit much and took up almost a whole page. We're getting the gist of James' problem with his discussion with Tina -- we don't need more of it with Melvin also.
A few smiles to be had and the writing was good, so a solid effort here. Good job! Now get me a picture of Bud. (that would have been funny if she had actually brought him a picture of a Bud instead of a pitcher).
Wwwwwrrriiiitt-ta-ta-ta-ta (Shooting Stars Ulrika Johnson style, for the Brits, Bob Mortimer was on Desert Island Discs podcast, enough of a ramble),
This was fun! If we can take anything from this challenge it is that a romcom is hard to do, not because they need to be complicated and noggin bending, but because they are generally simple in premise and execution. It’s a compliment to say that this is simple in premise and executed itself exceptionally well, with a relationship arc smuggled in amongst it and some secondary characters to push it along.
What others have lacked, the comedy, was picked up through the bumbling bar scene and the criteria was met in a creative manner and everything ticked off. It made men out to be about as romantic as a dumpster fire (I’m a man and I stand by that generalisation, there are exceptions obviously) and that was funny, and his missus had it rigged the whole bloody time.
James is so dense, he does have to be manipulated into proposing. The question is why does Amy want to marry such a guy? Does she feel incomplete without a husband and doesn't have the energy to find another guy? Or is there something about James that makes him desirable? I'd like a hint as to why Amy would go to all the trouble of bagging this dullard.
I like your writing style, it's giving me nice visuals in very few words. The kinda writing I am trying, and failing, to do.
Here come the roses and chocolates - let's hope they play a part in this story.
OK, we got the "tell your woes" to the bartender set up - Is this going to be similar to the tattoo entry I wonder?
I really like your writing, and your dialogue - I am getting a distinct character from your, well, characters. They are individuals. At this point though, I don't feel much for James.
With all this dialogue, the story is dragging a little bit for me - And on a screen, there isn't a whole lot to be looking at.
The chocolates/red/roses are not mere props in this story - so well done for actually incorporating them - bonus points lol
Wow, how manipulative of Amy lol and it gets rid of the question - Do bartenders actually give out advice like this in real life? - as your story explains it.
I feel like you have played it safe with this, but you have done it very well - Best to do the simple things well than the complicated things badly.
Visually I don't think there is a lot going on - And, same as the other entry that is similar, Tina is a bit too nice - I thought making her a bit more mean/sarcastic/blunt would add something, I don't know.
Nicely done. Perhaps the build up was a little long — could’ve trimmed a page from this. You had a nice twist/reveal. The romance was alluded to, even so, I suppose it’s still Considered a rom com. Visually it was fine, though not really funny at all. Could have worked in the humor a bit, but this is one of the better ones. Good job!