The Daily Grind

by argusthecat

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Contemporary Supernatural

A terminally bored IT guy finds a sub-dimension in the back stairwell of his office building.  It escalates from there.

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Unmaker
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This series has several positives:

---The viewpoint is written clearly and fluidly, making what is happening easy to follow and understand.

---Even though the premise isn't new, it is an interesting variant.

---The character's actions and reactions are consistent with what we know of him and his motivations.

---It handles suspension of disbelief nicely by having a clear demarcation between 'real world' and 'here be dragons'. It looks like that might blur as the story progresses, but the initial separation makes it easier to get the story going.

---The balance and timing of action versus the character thinking about and reacting to what just happened is good.

On a 'could be a plus, could be a minus' note, the protagonist looks like a slow developer, as opposed to immediately OP or quick growth. I personally like stories either way, so this isn't a negative for me.

So, overall a solid start. It is an open question as to whether this has a plot / larger theme or is more slice of life, but it looks like it could do well with either.

 

bigjay
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Excellent.  It's existential Dungeons & Dilbert.  Something is profoundly wrong with reality, and the protagonist is well aware of that, but then again when wasn't something wrong with reality?  Anyway, there's money and candy.  Strange candy.

Moist Nugget
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I think the story is original, well written, somewhat realistic and would be an AMAZING SCP. 

C'mon Author. Talk to the people running the SCP foundation wiki and have a colab. 

aminex
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continue the good work

this....this......this is amazing dude(ette?) this stuff should never

ever

EVER stop, so for now, five stars

SlimeAction
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What we have, is SPECIAL

Do you ever wonder what's like to have a stapler as a pet ? No ? To bad ! Now you know !!!

Bob10543
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I've read a lot of garbage on this site. Shit tropes on shit tropes, etc. If you've been on RoyalRoad for awhile and want something new to fantasize to that isn't absolutely cringeworthy, you've come to the right place.

MasterEpicon713
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This is the first story that I read on this sight after having it be suggested to me by a friend. I work in a call center myself and this story really resonates with those experiences and makes me laugh since I can draw many links to my own experiences. 

The characters, story, and RPG elements are well done and I have become very interested in seeing where this is going to go in the next few chapters. It is always a good sign when an author is able to draw you in and have you sitting on the edge of your seat during a combat or reveal scene.

Keep up the good work argusthecat!

Miketrammell1134
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It's really original and interesting. You'd get a lot more readers if you had cover art.  Keep up the good work and don't drop this. The story has the potential to be in the top rated.  

Avadonia
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Welp that's it, i love it

I so love this novel, the character are really funny, the story is funny, the system is great 5/5 nothing to reproach.

PeoplePerson
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Great character deveolopment, pov, realistic response FEELS ALIVE!! one of the best stories I've ever read CANNOT wait for more. This will be one of the legends of RoyalRoadl heck it might start its own genre.