We all know Ika Musume was 99% cute characters, 1% story.
This was one of his early manga that he submitted to a publisher.
"Your drawings are good, but the ending wasn't good enough."
"You should improve your story writing. I liked your little jokes though."
"The girls are cute and easy to read, but the second half was bad. You probably have talent though."
"Your drawing skills are pro-level. But your story is a disgrace."
"Your drawings are good enough to be published, but story was too thin. You should put more thought into it."