Date: 05/26/2015 2:52 AM Title: Emergence
I signed in (so rare) to leave yet another glowing review. Thank you, for bringing yet another touch of realism to the K/S relationship. It is sorely lacking in many of the modern and recent stories. Many would have the K/S relationship run through the typical Trope hurdles then end with the perfect Disney princess ending. While quaint, it gets old as these stories lack a spark of realism that reaches out and grabs you. This story has just that – a real and relatable relationship situation that grabs you, shakes you and has you going “I have been here! I have experienced this! I KNOW this.” It is this real personal connection that makes this K/S relationship seem so real, relatable and lets you fall for them all over again. Your writing is layered, complex and truly paints a wonderful picture of two fallible beings that somehow, someway make it work. Bravo! You are one of the most talented and skilled writers here. I wish I could do more to promote your work to more readers and show them that your work is what this genera can aspire to!
Hi Wing! I am still so happy from your amazing review for "Angels and Demons" a while back, and THIS review just makes me want to dance around the room! :) Thank you so much for reading (continuing to read!) and for your reviews. Your words are so kind and so affirming, and inspire me to keep writing. Thank you so, so much! Love, Cate
Date: 04/28/2015 4:06 AM Title: Emergence
So sorry I didn't review earlier, read this on my phone and LOVED it. But writing reviews on the phone is tiresome, so I didn't. Now, in front of my computer, I read it again and am almost happy I didn't review earlier, because it gave me a chance to savour the tale again. It speakes to me loudly, this story. It illustrates the power and earthly beauty of true love, where flaws and rough angles of the other and ourselves are part of the oneness we form, where the other is our FORMIDABLE friend, strong, passionate, other...but completing us, forming a perfect whole. Compelling and sweet our encounters in the dreamlike state of falling in love, but powerful and strong our living a deepend love where we share all that we are, knowing to be accepted and treasured, always.
Hi angelocustode! Oh, thank you so much, as always, for your delightful comments! I was swept away by your words, and they brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy you enjoyed this! This was a story that I felt I absolutely had to write and it brought me much joy in the process. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! -Cate
Date: 04/23/2015 2:40 AM Title: Emergence
I can't recall if I've written in a review for your work before that one of my favorite shows was Columbo - w/that show it really is all about the journey rather than the destination. You know the who, why and the how, and have the joy of seeing Peter Falk (RIP!) figure it out. So endings never spoil it for me, I've always read the end first; and now that I need a happy ending before I start reading, doubly true.
Sometimes, even w/the end I get it wrong. I misunderstood who was "it" in The 6th Sense. And that's how it is w/this story. When I finally started reading beginning to end, I was SO surprised! It's a very different story than what I thoght t it would be, but very delightful. And also fitting for these two, as they discover life w/all its complications together, rather than magically having the happily ever after :)
Thanks for the story!
Hi nml! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and yeah, it would be hard to tell what has happened by starting at the end. This one was really a progression, and definitely to see the juxtaposition of the dream to the reality. And you are absolutely right about our boys "fitting" better with complications versus a fairytale ending. I have never seen "Generations" and never will, but I always rolled my eyes at the idea of Jim being anything but frustrated and angry with being stuck in a static, "perfect" world at the end in the nexus. He would not have accepted it (like the recalcitrant humans in original versions of the "Matrix") and he would have escaped it. Anyway, thank you so much for reading and reviewing! -Cate
Date: 04/22/2015 1:38 AM Title: Emergence
Beautifully crafted. The juxtaposition of dream and reality was very effective. You showed vividly that reality is harder, more powerful and complicated than fantasy. A compelling glimpse of the complex and multi-layered nature of the relationship.
Thank you so much for reading, and for such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm very happy that those aspects of the story were conveyed. I wanted to explore something that might seem perfect on first glance, but is static, versus something that is very dynamic and much more difficult, but results in a very natural fit with the complexity (both dark and light sides) of the characters. -Cate
Date: 04/21/2015 11:12 PM Title: Emergence
Cate, this is amazing and beautiful writing, sweeping the reader into the whirlwind of emotion, its immediacy compelling. Thank you!
Hi Ashaya! Oh, thank you so much! What a lovely review; you made me smile (and smile, and smile)! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! -Cate