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Reviews For Solum Patriae
Reviewer: BiteMeTechie (Anonymous)
15 Oct 2007 9:58 am
A nice accompanying piece to the first one. More to come?
A definite favourite of mine. Thank you for helping flesh out Ronon Dex.
Reviewer: Jessica (Anonymous)
31 Dec 2006 2:48 am
I loved the voice of this piece, and how the gaen was able to help Rodney get the rest he needed. The creatures there and the names they gave them cracked me up. This gave even more reason of how important a part of his homeworld is to Ronon. The idea that Atlantis is all of theirs home, is really sweet.
Reviewer: neil F (Anonymous)
26 Dec 2006 1:40 pm
classy very smooth writing and in the shortness alot of detail that I want to experiance from an imaginary world aka sateda, only I want more from a storey in ronan`s prior history around the campfire, cheer`s
You've caught the essence of human growth from childhood to adulthood, how we store and associate our memories (scent, music, taste, etc.), how we deal with stress and loss and changes in expectations--and you've done it with outstanding characterization and lyrical prose. Excellent job with this. I loved it.
I love the way you use scents to make the descriptions more real. And Ronon not wanting to see Atlantis without the Earth tech cluttering it up, is terrific.
This? Was good. Nice job of exploring some of Ronon's depths while still keeping him (and the rest of the gang) in character, taciturn and all. Gaen sounds neat. Wish I could smell it in person.
Reviewer: Laughing Magpie (Anonymous)
17 Nov 2006 8:21 pm
This has a lovely, quiet power to it. Lyrical yet simple in the writing, very evocative. Wonderful characterizations and one of the best Ronon stories I've ever read. The concept is truly beautiful (reminds me of immigrants who used to carry small containers of their native soil with them.) And your treatment of the Ancients (and the Latin connection/usage a nice touch there) was also nicely done. This one's just right, Goldilocks! Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewer: Mice (Anonymous)
17 Nov 2006 9:49 am
I've really enjoyed both these stories. I love the vision of Satedan society you've painted in them, and the way it makes us reexamine Ronon as a character. Thank you.
Reviewer: kribby (Anonymous)
17 Nov 2006 9:39 am
Reviewer: SireesAnwar (Anonymous)
18 Sep 2006 11:00 pm
That was great. It was so sweet and it made me want to cry... but it was beautiful. I loved when Rodney asked Ronon if he'd gone feral... that was great.
Reviewer: imskysmom (Anonymous)
18 Sep 2006 8:39 pm
That brought tears and chills. Lovely in the very composed passionate way that is Ronon.
Reviewer: Lacenire (Anonymous)
18 Sep 2006 8:32 pm
Hey, this was really very enjoyable to read, loved the team bonding!
Just... perfectly powerful. Thank you for this beautiful tale.
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Anonymous)
18 Sep 2006 3:55 am
This is a powerful, inventive, and softly bittersweet tale that has everything of the good and nothing of the sappy or overwrought in it. The imagery is beautiful, the characterizations spot-on, but what makes this story are the creations and the details--the gaen, the gaen-ecs, etc. Wonderful, just absolutely wonderful! Bravo!
Reviewer: Martha (Anonymous)
18 Sep 2006 2:26 am
This just broke me, in so many ways. Beautiful, just beautiful. Words fail me, thank God they didn't fail you. A gut punch, in all the right ways. Thank you for writing and sharing, hope to see more. Lots more.
This is simply gorgeous, gen in the best kind of way, all about the team and how they function together. Your charactarization is spot-on and I love getting this glimpse of Ronon.
Reviewer: Silverthreads (Anonymous)
17 Sep 2006 9:46 pm
Reviewer: Jessica (Anonymous)
17 Sep 2006 7:00 pm
Very touching story. Boy was his team a pain just because he was trying to keep something a secret. I almost wish they had apologized, but oh well. The gaen was a really interesting concept, and well described. This was fun.