What is a Kilo-Edward?

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What is a Kilo-Edward, you ask?

Kilo-Edwards are units of quality measurement used in reviews of supernatural and dystopian fiction. While they’ve fallen out of style in recent years due to the implementation of newer systems (like the Christian Grey Scale), I believe that the kilo-Edward is still the most accurate indicator of quality — the gold standard that new units of measurement still can’t surpass.

This is partly due to the fact that Kilo-Edwards are a very versatile unit of measurement. Positive Kilo-Edwards (from 1 to 5) indicate how good a story is as a piece of literature. The higher the rating, the better.

On the other hand, due to the nature of some writing having “so bad it’s good” qualities, the negative side of the scale (-1 to -5) shows how entertainingly bad a story is. A -5 means that a story is so bad that it’s almost as entertaining as it would be if it was actually good.

If a story’s kilo-Edwards fall somewhere in the middle near or at 0, it means the story has no entertainment value whatsoever.

Which is kind of sad.

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