Welcome back everyone!
Summer is changing to autumn which means that Halloween is quickly getting closer by the day. Due to that, I wanted to look for stories that fitted into a trope I’ve developed a fondness for: Becoming the costume.
There is just something interesting about the idea that a seemingly random choice of costume can have immense ramifications (for the better) on a character that just have an appeal to me.
Diving into the story bank (and from a suggestion on our discord server) I found:
This story manages to tick many boxes for me:
The above is just a short list of things that I like about the story.
The story also sets up some interesting plot points: A looming invasion, immensely powerful beings playing around with humans, and the main character’s struggle with her powers and identity.
With all of that being said, the story ain’t flawless.
I ain’t gonna go deep, because I still think the story is worth a read, but Whitepaw really tries to make the story cinematic at times which just don’t work that well for me (Though, I’ll be a hypocrite if I didn’t admit that I’ve wanted to try something similar), and the plot is a little difficult to follow along to, with none of them really being fleshed out before chapter 1 ends.
I also have a nitpick about something said about Angie and her powers. It’s said she is powerful in some manner, but it's never shown, which I see as something of a missed opportunity.
But again, despite the flaws and nitpicks that I have about it, I still think the story is worth a read (Just be aware that it is a loooooong one).
All in all, a fine story that could become even better with some editing passes :-)