TYGER RATINGS Stories will be evaluated and scored in 3 categories: Arousal, Inhibition and Mechanics (AIM) as described below. Arousal This category should be obvious. It's the "turn on" factor. It addresses the question: "How good is the sex?" 0 = not at all arousing 1 = slightly arousing, but leaves much to be desired 2 = minimally arousing, but still disappointing 3 = a generally arousing story (average) 4 = very arousing, contains at least 1 very hot sex scene 5 = extremely arousing, virtually all scenes are hot Inhibition This category is much more difficult to describe, but the one that makes the Tyger Reviews unique. It's essentially the converse of arousal. Indirectly, it's the "turn off" factor. It addresses the question: "To what extent does the author manage to avoid or refrain from including 'turn offs' in the story?" 0 = totally uninhibited, 'turn offs' dominate this story 1 = mostly uninhibited, 'turn offs' detract severely from the story 2 = fairly uninhibited, 'turn offs' still abound 3 = inhibited, 'turn offs' only slightly detract from the story 4 = mostly inhibited, few 'turn offs' 5 = completely inhibited, story is free from 'turn offs' Mechanics This is the category which measures the story element. It takes into consideration plot and character development, writing mechanics, and attention to detail. 0 = void of any story value 1 = barely developed, leaves much to be desired 2 = some development, but not much depth 3 = the basics exist, but not much more 4 = good development, story is enhanced with depth 5 = excellent development, this is much more than pure sex Synopsis A brief synopsis of the story will be provided. Comments I will use the comments section to elaborate on the ratings awarded to the story and to present any conclusions that I might draw. Copyright 1999-2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org - All rights reserved.