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Reviewer: bluebrocade (Anonymous)
21 Oct 2006 2:41 am
Excellent story. I could feel John's panic/terror.

Author's Response: Glad you like! I could see this particular Sheppard reaction in my mind's eye and am thrilled it came across.
Reviewer: jacqui (Anonymous)
03 Jul 2006 7:58 am
this is great but obviously unfinished. John's nervous break down and Rodney getting his heart broken are all possiblites in this senario.

Author's Response: Thanks for the vote of greatness! See my reply to scififreak above -- it's not that I disagree but that I never intended to tie it all up within the confines of this story -- adhering to a more realistic take on John and Rodney, I doubt it would be at all possible, read: credible, in a short piece of fiction such as this one.
Reviewer: scififreak (Anonymous)
03 Jul 2006 7:44 am
I'd like to read more about this, actually. I like that you deal with John's realistic fear of exposure and show that this is something he's lived with his whole life and feared. I want to see more of that. More of Rodney finally *getting* what it's about for John. So, more? *g*

Author's Response: First, thank you so much for such thoughtful feedback! Second, this is *meant* to be an open-ended story; I closed the circle of ease and apprehension by coming (no pun intended) to a tentative balance, but of course, the underlying conflict is by no means resolved...yet. There are no easy answers, there is no quick way out, but this very story is still finished as it is.

Of course, the topic of my tale will be dealt with again, in other stories, I'm sure!
Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
02 Jul 2006 10:17 pm
Very nice. The first chapter was quite sensual and lazy, and I liked how that carried on to the start of chapter two. Then John pulls away and it gets all sharp, especially Rodney's snarking and acid tongue. I loved the final part, when John goes to talk to Rodney, how Rodney goes from angry and harsh with all the name calling, to vulnerable and tentative. I liked the mix of scared and angry and confused that was John, how he knew he could just deck Rodney and leave the uncomfortable situation, but the thought left him cold. It was a relief when Rodney made the breakthrough and John accepted what was between them, got in on the hot sex rather than it washing over him. Great look at both men. Laura.

Author's Response: Oh, what fantastic feedback -- thank you so much for your elaborate response here!

You sum it up very nicely, and I'm so glad my interpretation of John and Rodney in this piece works so well for you; I loved writing it and exploring (if, intentionally, not resolving) the issues surrounding their relationship.
Reviewer: Jessi (Anonymous)
02 Jul 2006 9:05 pm
'Perfection' is right! I really liked this story. I was so mad at John for most of it, but could see where he was coming from and I'm glad it worked out in the end.

Author's Response: Thank you! And well, you know, it's *John*: Issues with a capital I...