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2.5 | 2.6 | 2.7 | 2.8 | 2.9

The story is most likely bad, but the art is nice or there is at least one redeeming element.
 

3.0 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 3.4

The story is most likely a BL template and is neither bad nor good and has at least one redeeming element.

3.5 | 3.6 | 3.7 | 3.8 | 3.9

The story is most likely similar to a lot of other BL, but is cute and/or funny and probably has a few clever lines and a certain amount of depth.

4.0 | 4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4

The story most likely includes good writing, timely humor, emotional depth, and/or does a moderate to decent job of exploring psychological themes.

4.5 | 4.6 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 4.9

4.0 with the added benefit of refined writing, a deeper dive into the theme, a very tangible universe, and/or good artwork.

5.0

4.5 with the added benefit of perfection.

D

Dropped.

X

Equal to 0.0 – Awful; usually the type of title that would be dropped, but for some reason wasn’t.


◘◘ The following are usually reserved for one shots ◘◘

Enh

Neither good nor bad.

As you would expect.

As you would expect.

Ha!

Usually a story that ends with a good punchline.

Often a story with a dark or off-center psychological theme that leaves an impression, but the situation is such that labeling it good or bad is insufficient.

As you would expect.

OK

Not quite good, more like “a dime a dozen.”

Sad

As you would expect.

This score is similar to “Hmmn,” but regardless of the lightness or darkness of the theme, the overall impression is much lighter, but not at all insignificant. The story is good or interesting on some level, but not good in the sense that you would consider it riveting, perhaps something along the lines of, “I liked it, but…” where “but” is followed by thoughts that are difficult to articulate. “Interesting” would cover descriptions like “peculiar,” “somewhat thought-provoking,” or “of questionable merit, but not at all a waste of time.”

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