Welcome to Exhibit A: Sailor Moon Millenia. As you will note from the picture on the right, the author of this site, Janelle J., has used “buttons” and text links to provide easy navigation, images, and text. To an extent, this website mostly falls under the category of “first generation eLit.” Janelle’s work shows a quality I would like to call simplicity; everything shown on the website is fairly self-explanatory, to the end that even a novice computer user can navigate and enjoy her beautiful eLiterature. When you read the actual fan fictions posted on this website, your eyes will not be assaulted by flashy colors, moving text, or other such nonsense that would take away from her work. Her website also contains shades of Italo Calvino’s visibility. While this may seem obvious due to the images already provided on the website, her fan fictions are written with such detail and eloquence that one could image the stories within one’s own mind.
To the left, you will notice the table of contents page for one of Janelle’s fan fictions series. On this page, she includes disclaimers about the originality of the material, credits the respected parties, and tells her readers about the status of her series. Simple text links to the individual chapters of the story follow this information. Janelle utilizes this pattern stylization for all three fan fiction series showcased on her website. The simplicity with which one can access the stories makes for a great reading experience, allowing the user to concentrate on the story details rather than struggling with hidden links, blinding colors, and what we’ll call complexity from this point onward. This binary to simplicity can sometimes prevent one from fully comprehending the story or eLiterary presented to the reader. However, fans of “second generation eLiterature” might find the quality of complexity desirable.
Moving back to your right, you will see the plain black and white layout of Janelle’s eLiterary pieces. Because each chapter is viewable as black text on a white background, no reader should feel discriminated against. This quality of simplicity allows readers with color blindness, epilepsy, and/or other impairments to read the fan fictions without undue stress. A reader who might seek a work with bright, flashy, vivid colors, or blinking, moving text might find disappointment in the lack of complexity. However, I thoroughly enjoy the quality of simplicity when it comes to reading a work of such an extent. After even a few minutes, my perfect 20/20 eyes feel like bleeding when viewing one of the more complex “second generation” works.

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