|Luthia Dedicated Voter 2015|
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I'm actually feeling a preference for items that exceed 100 words compared to items below 100 words. Often, with the less than 100 worders, I feel I get either a spell-in-a-can, a something that already exists, a something I can literally put together in 10 seconds or just generally a something that really ought to have gotten the extra attention of going to at least half the allowed word count.
Oh, there's great items at under 100 words. But they are rare and not really symptomatic of great writing so much as of brief writing.
Not that I haven't voted on less than 100 word items.
On the other hand, 290+ words items get me looking for things that are OBVOIUSLY missing, because they might have been combed ruthlessly rather than going over word count and in the process have deleted vital information, which would significantly annoy me. I nearly did this in my own before a thorough edit changed it.
Also, I'm not too fond (oddly) of items that use Latin or Greek specifics. I get this "just because I understand that word, it doesn't mean that half of everyone else will - and is it really appropriate to use it on a fantasy setting? Couldn't you have gone through the effort of finding one that is just a touch more neutral?". This hasn't decided any votes (yet), but it has made me feel annoyed with items that I kind of wanted to like.
Oh, and I'm subconsciously distinguishing between good and bad use of rhetoric devices. Bad rhetoric devices feel forced (typically overdone alliteration or rhyming attempts go here - especially if the word do not actually alliterate or rhyme correctly). Good ones make me smile and want to go read some Cicero. That's a good thing. Bad for my voting dedication, but good for reading more Latin, which means mostly good. And unlike many, I don't see any problem with elegant rhetorics.
Names are also increasingly decisive. A bad name has decided more than one vote for me. I just don't like bad names.