Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Poll results: Be our guest

Last month I asked you about your opinion on the "Be our guest" stories. More than 120 people voted in the poll, and here are the results:

I love them!   58%
It depends. Some are great, some are good, some are bad, some are awful.   16%
I enjoy them just as much as the other stories.   12%
They're okay, but I prefer the other stories.   8%
I hate them!   3%
I have no idea what you are talking about.   3%

I can't tell you how happy I am with these results! It seems that you enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoy writing them. Frankly, I wasn't sure about that. They are a mixed bag, with a lot of themes that aren't that common in my usual stories (chastity, castration, small penis humiliation, forced sex amongst them). Some of them have a much darker atmosphere than usual, some include desciptions of physical violence that I usually shy away from, others are very special in their sense of humor.

What they all have in common is that I write these stories primarily for the one reader who sent me his request. I love writing these stories because they challenge me as a writer. Sometimes when I look at a new request I lean back and think, "Oh god, this is going to be a difficult one, I have no idea if I can do it" - but in the end I'm usually pretty happy with the result, which is a very satisfying experience.

I wasn't quite sure whether the rest of you enjoy reading these stories at all... Now I know that, by and large, you like the stories, and that is very reassuring. :-))

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll!


Anonymous said...

I can say that I've been enjoying them for as long as they've been being written, even though I was hesitant at first to submit my own idea.

I now regularly go back and read some of my favourite of the "Be Our Guest" stories - the one with Paul and Ross and Kev - the one with Mark and Kev and Phil - and pretty much any one with Logan in it.

Now I really can't wait to see what you've done with mine!


(The only thing more awesome is if you ever run low or out of ideas if you went back and made sequels of any popular ones (or even mixing popular guest characters) if the person (or people) were keen. Do you think you'd ever be tempted?)

Alex said...

Thanks for your feedback, Martin! I really appreciate it!

I like your suggestion. Some of the stories are very open for a sequel. I'll think about it some more when I run out of suggestions. :-))