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Reviewer: Claire (Anonymous)
15 Nov 2007 2:21 am
i found this really interesting. i have read tons of McShep but none of it from Elizabeths POV. i feel really sorry for her that she feels so alone and isolated now that she finds that they have each other. i think she is also somewhat jealous of the fact that John has opened p to Rodney and not to her.

i need to give her a hug.

Thanks - a really well conceived fic
Reviewer: ANonnyMouse (Anonymous)
05 Aug 2007 7:55 am
Hmmm....very interesting. The Rengarians remind me a lot of the Nox, from early SG-1. Though, Elizabeth seems very...cold in your fic. Not a complaint, really, just....I dunno, an observation. Either way, plenty of food for thought for me, and a good character study. :)

Author's Response: I hadn't thought of it but yeah, the Rengarians are a bit like the Nox, except that they have various agendas that are potentially less, hmmn, benign than the Nox. I have a *lot* more of this universe in my head, and a lot more about the nature of the Rengarians would have come out if I'd written any companion stories. Those are unlikely at this point, though.rnrnAs for Elizabeth, she's suffered a shock and it's shaken her up, so that would account for the apparent coldness at the beginning of the story. That beginning took me in some interesting directions to do with Elizabeth and her perceptions of relationships, and she ends up feeling very distanced. Yeah, I think 'cold' is a fair description. Thanks for your comment. :-)
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Anonymous)
24 Aug 2006 11:20 pm
I've been watching you work on this for awhile now (on LJ), and I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with it. You took that little teaser from the beginning and turned it into a delicately balanced, complex dance of emotions in Elizabeth's so-orderly POV. I'm delighted to discover this depth to a character that could otherwise be handled only in broad strokes; not you, your strokes are careful, with attention to every nuance and detail. With absolutely no sarcasm intended, this reminds me a lot of Henry James' "psychological realism," only you have a little more sense about when to end a sentence. *grins* Thank you so much for laboring over this obvious act of love. It's been a joy to read, and I'm *thrilled* that you've shared it with us! Bravo! *applauds wildly*

Author's Response: Thank you. What lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. :-) It's been a really interesting experience spending so much time in Elizabeth's head. *g*
Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
24 Aug 2006 7:59 pm
Splendidly complex. I liked all the different faces being presented by everyone, all the hiding and masks and smiles-with-double-meanings. I liked that things weren't resolved; neither the mystery of the vanishing temple, nor the return of Elizabeth, John and Rodney's usual easy relationship. I feel certain that I missed many nuances in this- I'm not as oblivious as Rodney, but I do like things to be spelled out a little easier. This isn't a criticism, I'm impressed by the twists and turns, I just feel I've not done it justice in my reading of it. Laura.

Author's Response: Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed it even though it wasn't really your usual sort of thing. I'm glad the lack of resolution worked for you: and since you picked up the parallel between the lack of resolution/enlightenment with the vanishing temple and the lack of resolution/enlightenment in the personal relationships I'd say you 'got' a lot of the main nuances just fine. :-)
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