Hmm, nice thread, one that I'll definitely keep an eye on and the "Arin i Asolde" page that Winterfox linked to in the signature is a true gem. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
But let's get to the point - I have a question (I would like You to answer as readers, not as writers) - what's Your opinion of prose in which no non-crucial, "physical" (relating to room decoration, clothing, facial features, items etc.) descriptions are present? Sometimes it simply happens that in a story of mine such descriptions do not appear at all, which might be a bit weird. People's actions get described, their emotions are indicated but nothing gets written about clothing, room decoration, facial features etc. Sometimes the atmosphere in a certain place is hinted at in character's thoughts - that's all. Would You have difficulty accepting such a thing and why?
BTW: The "Mary Sue" rant got me thinking about all possible cultural and social backgrounds for women-fighters. That's a whole lot of work for my imagination. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />