Oooh, fun question. Not that Yuuchan needs my answer, since she already knows the answer.
I think like a movie, so I try to write like one. That's why my chapters have scenes, and as far as possible I try to make the transitions smooth like they would have been if they were on screen. Doesn't always work, but I try.
Since it's a movie-like thinking I have, I usually imagine camera angles. What do I focus on? Where do I zoom in? What is happening in the background beyond the angle of the camera? How will it affect the main picture? Timing is everything.
So yup, that's my style. I need an image in my head, like a camera rolling to film the scene. That's why I kinda overdo the details sometimes. >_> I need to work on that.
As for what I read, hm, I like anything that feels smooth and convincing. Anything that makes me feel like it's fake immediately makes me close the window (or the tab
). I don't really like it when there's an over-usage of loan-words. I know we're writing the girls who are Japanese, but when whole lines of Japanese dialogue appear in an English fanfiction, it can get weird. Even though I understand the sentiment, but please keep the loaned words to a minimum, unless there is no way to translate the word without making it weird. Yeah.
It's hard to tell what I really want, or at least, to describe what I like in a style. I know immediately when I see it, and I also know immediately when to stop reading and just close the window, because all I need is a couple of paragraphs to gauge the approximate standard of the content. If it gets better later, I apologize, but yeah. The most extreme case was when I got like two words in and just clicked "back". Some styles just make my skin crawl.
Like script style.
Now to get back to writing...
*crawls back to Gegenschein*