Summer Camp 2022 Reading Challenge
Nine articles read and reviewed!
After a few days, I finally finished my reading challenge article! It took me some time to find and read and write "reviews", especially after I got distracted a couple of times by articles outside of my selected categories. Anyway, here are my choices, please check them out!
Category #1: A settlement that was lost or discovered.
I always enjoy Amélie's writing, and I was delighted to see that she managed to do all of the prompts. I like this article because it didn't focus only on the city but talked about the traditions that caused the city's destruction. I would have liked to see more about the city itself, but it was a unique approach that I think I'll try sometime.
I have never read ynix's articles before I saw this in the prompt entries list and decided to read it. The layout is good, the information is balanced well, and I especially like the image of the diary excerpt. I'd never thought of creating destroyed but resettled towns before, and I think that's what inspired me the most about this article. I don't know that I'll make one up immediately, but I'll definitely create one for a story somewhere.
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of this explorer's camp was really interesting to me. The layout of the article was very good, and I thought it was good. The compact but detailed way the article was written inspired me to work on flow for my future articles and balance things out. I'm hoping to get at least one map on here soon, so seeing one here was cool.
Category #2: A lost or discovered monument.
Another random choice from the entries page! I liked this one because of the detail and the way history was incorporated into it. The mystery of how exactly an indestructible obelisk came to be made and placed on an island wasn't even stated, just implied. I think that's a cool way to add suspense and mystery and I'll try to be less obvious at times in my writing.
I was surprised to discover that this article barely talked about the actual building and yet was still incredibly interesting. Perhaps it was the story behind its discovery or the absolutely creepy
header, but this article was very good. Not to mention the dark ending!
I read this article right before vacation, and I thought it was so sad. So many people worked hard to create this memorial and then for it to get destroyed hundreds of years later so no one remembered their history? Tragic. This one inspired me to put as much feeling into my articles as possible.
Category #3: A person considered villainous or monstrous.
This is such a lovely article, with the way it's structured and the quotes and the image for the theme. What originally drew me to this article was the spelling of Ilysandra's name, and I think it suits her perfectly. She was someone I enjoyed reading about, although I would not want to meet her. I liked how tybarbary wrote her story and gave no information about her appearance aside from the picture of her.
Yet another random choice, I liked the simplicity of this article's statement. The details put into the character's turning point were well written and I thought this was a good article. It reminded me to slow down a bit and stay simple in many aspects. I don't know how well this fits the prompt, but he certainly is a villain.
Yes, another one of Amélie's articles. I thought this was an interesting article and loved the images amount of links. I was impressed once again with the way the article balanced information about the city and politics with the character. Although the forging god doesn't seem like a completely monstrous person, he is definitely not good. I was inspired to link articles more and also add different opinions for characters.
All writing work belongs to me unless properly noted. All images are either done by me or are taken from the public domain, all others will be credited. The world header image was made by Eleni LaFond and used with permission.