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Rainbow Destructor Quick Review

By GuardlyGuard, author of I'm Not A Monster, It's Only A Mask

Jun 9, 2019: Rainbow Destructor is a quick yet very confusing story. It’s starts off as your average sci-fi story, but it quickly takes an uncanny turn after the first few chapters.The two things that really weighed down this story was it’s pacing and the lake of consistentcy in it’s tone.

Granted, each chapter was written in a day so I assume there wasn’t a lot of time to do heavy edits. The story felt all over the place after Chapter 3, at which point the whole story twisted and turned in each chapter for all the wrong reasons. We had only been introduced to our main protag and the setting and then we have to quickly jump to another character and then back again. Because of how short it was and how fast things were going, I could barely make a connection with the main character or figure out the tone of the story. I really couldn’t tell if the story was being comedic or serious at times. Perhaps this was because the narrator felt too informal? (This does make a bit more sense later down the line, but the point still stands.)

Descriptors were very lacking besides some of the visuals and the narrator mostly just told you things that were happening. Some of them were fine, while other times they felt too brief to get a good picture of. With anything relating the characters, I felt like they were just floating heads talking to eachother. There were also some strange additions around the middle chapters that felt like the author was trying to squeeze in some extra conflict or even drama, but ultimatly I felt that it did not turn out well.

The ending was interesting and pleasantly surprised me. But the payoff was not worth going through a majority of the story and still had me question some other things. Also I will gurantee you that you will be sick of hearing the word "gnack" by the end of it all too.

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