Though I read this on a forum about a webcomic, the author stressed interesting pointers about what makes a story great. Chiefly in his mind, a story has to have some type of meaning, some type of worth, otherwise, to quote him, "...it's just fanfiction." This was a reply to a poster who asked what was wrong with escapism, reading a story that was there for the pure fun of it and wasn't there to hammer a moral or a life lesson into the heads of the readers. It exists...just to entertain and nothing more. The author clearly felt that if a story wasn't trying to have an impact on the reader, then it meant nothing. The poster obviously didn't mind if a story didn't try to have an impact; leave readers to question their previous thinking; they were okay if the story was just a simple, entertaining yarn with no deep storyline. I'm curious as to your thoughts on this. Do you think so long as the plot is entertaining, it doesn't matter if it's trying to impart a lesson? I personally am of this opinion. I honestly don't mind what the story is so long as the plot is entertaining and interesting enough to hold my attention; though I imagine some might hold other opinions.