Reviews For Hardest Hue

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Reviewer: Liz (Anonymous)
05 Mar 2007 12:24 am
I LOVE the killer butterflies! That's so hilarious! Also, what you did there by showing that we judge everything through our own preconceptions was really clever - Rodney thought the spider was eager when it was nervous and so on - we don't actually observe, we see what we want to see. That's good sci-fi writing, so kudos to you.

Author's Response: Why thank you, I'm happy you enjoyed it. I'm fond of little twists that turn readers' expectations around, both as a reader and an author, so I'm chuffed it worked out well here. :D
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Reviewer: Pollyrepeat (Anonymous)
24 Feb 2006 5:15 pm
Must admit that the killer butterflies took me completely by surprise, but I'm very glad it was the beautiful things that were dangerous - poor spider. Excellent characterization of John and Rodney, and I think my favourite line was "And slowly, the pieces holding together even if the seams were showing, Sheppard stood up and followed Rodney's lead." Thanks for sharing!

Author's Response: Yeah, the poor spider. But, then, no one expects killer butterflies. ;) I'm happy the characterization worked for you; there's nothing I like hearing better about one of my stories, so thanks muchly.
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Reviewer: Krysalys (Signed)
14 Oct 2005 3:41 am
*chuckle* It has... oh, I dunno... a particular ring to it. Lepidoperist's Nightmare. Yup, it works. *G* Excellent alliteration. I'm so glad that more and more writers and readers are coming to the understanding that not all things that are beautiful are safe. Well done, m'dear. Take a bow, 'cause you deserve it. ----}-@ Krys

Author's Response: --Lepidopterist's Nightmare-- Yeah, I liked it better than Eden, anyway. ;) And I'm very fond of the denial of expectations... unless it means no sex. *snicker* Though I didn't put any in this story, so wth. But I'm very pleased you liked the story anyway. :D
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Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
26 Aug 2005 2:00 am
I loved this. It was nice seeing the guys get a little time to just take in the scenery and indulge in a little teasing :). I loved how nothing was as it seemed, was darker than imagined...a theme for this story. First, the story itself was not as it seemed, lulling me into a false sense of security and suddenly snatching it away and turning into frightening violence. Then there was the spider and the butterflies being the polar opposite of what was expected (Ew, btw *g*). And then we have John. As Rodney thought, he puts on the cheery front to hide the darker, more serious part of himself. I liked the way you wrote both John's dropping of his mask, his momentary inability to deal with yet another nice thing turning bad; and Rodney's reaction to this John. His need to get the facade back in place because he can deal with deadly butterflies, but not a damaged John. A really great look at both characters. Laura.

Author's Response: Wow, thank you very much. I'm much pleased you liked it. I was laughing to myself because I'd just been part of a discussion of themes, and claimed I never paid attention to them, but I like your take on the one for this story. I think the whole shiny veneer over a darker body is very much a theme of the show, too, which will be all pretty, with a little snark and humor, and then, wham, space vampires. --Rodney's reaction to this John-- He definitely doesn't want to have to be the strong one, even though he has the ability. They're both such woobies. ;) --Ew, btw-- *snicker* Mucho thankses for this. :D
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Reviewer: fanficaddict (Anonymous)
25 Aug 2005 3:06 pm
Beautifully done, the descriptions were amazing and the drama was perfect :D

Author's Response: Why thank you very much. Descriptives are far too often overlooked by me, so I'm glad things worked.
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