The Spellbook VS Whispering Illusion 2
Well, I knew it would have to come down to this eventually. I've spent so much time mentioning them and doing episodes about them, it's time to sit down and decide which one is better. Let's use the scientific route by taking apart each aspect that makes a good story/TV show. Well let's go.
Also not that Meg's Family will not be prevelant in this chapter, as it has not been warring with any other fics.
Both fics have their own plots. TSB has Meg getting a spellbook and using it to create all kinds of Chaos. WI2 is about Meg getting a Guardian Angel and going on all sorts of adventures. Both have similar storylines, but WI2 introduces backstory, and history for the different groups featured in the episodes, as well as even having backstories for the villians and unlikeable characters. TSB, by comparisant, doesn't have any backstory, and the closest thing we get to character history is that Matt's mom died and he builds things out of matches. One point for WI2
WI2: 1 TSB: 0
Kind of tightly matched here. Bhaal sure went ahead with Matt and Jaina's development before introducing more characters, and made sure the character was complete before moving onto another one. Ander, on the other hand, has developed several characters at once, as well as keeping the canon characters in step. Okay, maybe Peter is a little over the top with his stupidity, but shut up, I'm trying to make a point here. Even the secondary characters are well written and fleshed out. The only one who has so little development is Matt. Yes, that dead horse in my yard is starting to stink up, thank you for asking. Anyway, due to this, Bhaal and Ander seem to be directly contrasting each other in this field. Oh well, TSB wins this one.
WI2: 1 TSB: 1
WI2 seems to flow a little badly at times, and it tends to timeskip massive amounts of time between chapters. Episodes also feel shallower and less developed, but that may be due to the shorter chapter length. TSB flows well, and despite the confusion caused by bad grammer, at least makes it feel like I'm watching a TV show. One point for TSB.
WI2: 1 TSB...More Cartoon Sex Stories...
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