Rezension zu "New Game, Start (2017 Advent Calendar - Stocking Stuffers)" von C.S. Poe
Edgar is a private translator and medieval scholar. He has a big crush on the online gaming personality Waltere aka Walter. When he sees Walter's twitter announcement, that he'll come to New York for a convention, he asks him out for a drink, assuming the comment will just fall to the wayside among the avalanche of answers. But Walter does answer him and soon they are talking (and flirting) on Skype.
This is a really adorable short story.
I thought the characterization was done pretty well for such a short work and I adored both MCs. The story is very modern, with most of the conversation done over online mediums (twitter, Skype, online game) before they meet, which is a nice change of pace. The time frame is pretty short, so it smells like insta-love, but I can forgive that in a short story, because everything else was just on point, fun, sweet, heartwarming.