What irritated me was that on 2 separate occasions I read how they had “relaxed” their submission standards. Even had one of the pre-readers say that I would now have a better shot, which is kind of a crock.
On FimFic, it’s been received alright to some degree. I think the main problem with the story is the fact I’m going to far into the philosophical concepts with the character. The story itself is based off a concept from Lesson Zero with Twilight’s obsession with her friendship reports. I took that notion and intertwined ideas that I’ve seen in anime like Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
It’s hard to say one way or another. The story could be too pompous with how “thick” the morals/philosophical ideals are layered on. It may not be some people’s preference. Another possibility is it being OC based since non of the cast of characters from the MLPFIM universe are alive, save for 1 who appears down the road in the story. The appearance is an important, but minor part.
I’m not too bummed since the story has gotten over 200 views and some thumbs up from the readers. Would be nice to make it something successful like Past Sins, Anthropology, and the like, but I just don’t see that happening.