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Love, love, love it so far. Even Hostile!Logan. I'm kinky that way I guess. ;-) Great chapter! I can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: Then you\'re in the right place! Hey, I\'m the one writing the Hostile!Logan, so I\'m not exactly Little Miss Normal, either ;)
Another awesome chapter! I don't how you manage to be so witty without taking away from the emotionality of it. It's a really neat trick. :-) All the little details are awesome, like this: "Gingerly, she sits…and finds that it’s deceptively welcoming, like the man across from her." It really puts you inside Rogue's head in a very immediate way. Love it. My only complaint is that I want more chapters faster -- you should never have spilled that you had a bunch more written. It makes me antsy!
Author's Response: Thanks! I don\'t know where the balancing comes from either, it\'s a bit of a worry making sure that the tone is just right. I\'m glad you\'re liking it so far! Sorry I spilled the beans about the chapters! I wanted to reassure you guys that I wasn\'t abandoning this WIP, but I\'m super hesitant to post updates because of mistakes and my worries about pacing. Rest assured, those updates will come, though. In the meantime pack up what you need for the field trip to Wolverine Mountain. Awesomeness guaranteed.
Hooray for a new chapter! Loved this one too. Too many truly awesome lines to quote them all, but I'll pick a few. For some reason, this struck me as really funny:
looking as close to calm as she’s seen him
Like Logan can never just *be* calm, he can just look close to calm.
Not to mention:
They were an eloquent pair.
I'm very interested to see how this develops. The Rogan stuff promises to be delicious, of course, but I'm also very curious about Logan's history with Carol. Keep posting!
Author's Response: You\'ve caught on to my weakness - reviewers that quote! I love knowing what lines you guys liked. It\'s fun seeing which ones are universally enjoyed and which stood out to one person in particular. You\'re on to something about Logan and calmness. He\'s trying, but not quite there. This may be something I revisit. Thanks for reading, rating, & reviewing :)
Yay for new chapter! Very interesting with the drama, interested to see where that goes. Hard to imagine Logan getting manipulated what with his Super Sniffer and all, but I can see you selling it. Now, I think it's time for my bath....
Author's Response: I\'m glad you have faith in me selling it (I\'ve also got a basement full of wonderful stuff if you\'re interested). I am going to address why Logan acted on Carol\'s bulls-, but that\'s later on down the road. I\'m operating on the theory that the information she gave him *technically* weren\'t lies. As you guys will come to see, all is not right in Scott/Jean-Land. I think Logan can still be manipulated even without his Super Sniffer - as seen in Origins, but parts of that were such a clusterf@$# that I shouldn\'t really count that. Sure he can sense lies, but what if there\'s a kernel of truth there? What if he *wants* to buy whatever Carol was selling?
Ack! Cliffhanger much? Was that a Carol-attack or a Wolvie-attack? Loved this chapter, especially the idea of l'il ol' Marie shooing Wolverine away from her. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Just a bit of a cliffhanger. More of a \"stairhanger\"? Har, har. Maybe it was a ninja attack? Wild packs of Peruvian dogs? Anything is possible! They are mine to play with! Muahaha...right. Ahem. Not to rub salt in the stairhanger wounds, but if you love the Rogan sass in this, then get amped for the next chapter! :D
Her poorly timed thoughts remind her that it’s the furthest she’s ever gotten with a guy.
Great chapter. The shower scene with Wolverine didn't quite live up to the potential there (kidding, of course) but I appreciate the slow build. Can I hope that you find your mountain man *and* he's a fanfic fan and encourages you to write more, and faster? They get wifi in the Columbia River Gorge, right?
Author's Response: Ah yes, her thoughts don\'t really help her out where Logan\'s concerned. That\'ll be happening more & more since scientific studies show that increased exposure to the Smexiness that is the Wolverine is correlated to decreased cognitive functioning. Wait, you\'re a Dr., you already know this! I know, I know - there\'s an X-Rated version of that shower scene playing out in some dirty corner of my mind with a \"bow chicka bow wow\" soundtrack. Hey, you keep hoping & maybe I\'ll find that mountain man - I *have* thought about that. And yes, my hotel has WiFi ;)
Out of town and on my phone so I can't c&p my favorite lines, but another great chapter and a very subtle and believable shift in the relationship between Rogue and Logan from animosity to irritation to understanding. Have a great break, and find that fanfic-lovin' mountain man with wifi!
Author's Response: You\'re still a better person than I am - I went out of town & dropped off the grid for the most part. Hence getting to all of these lovely reviews a *week* later. I\'m a bit ashamed. I\'m glad you\'re seeing subtlety in their relationship & hoping you like it (pretty please!). I know a slow build isn\'t everyone\'s cup of tea. On a sadder note, I did not find any feral mountain men in my wilderness exploration :(
I'll write a more detailed review later, but for now I'm very sleepy and I'll just say -- yay! So glad you're back! And this chapter was unbef*ckingbelievably awesome.
To start, this was just heartbreaking:
They had made a deal, one that she’s becoming so used to making in order to get from one place to another, that she can easily just shut down during. She’s getting to the point where she would even forget to turn her emotions back on well after she scrubbed her gloves clean.
A lot of people incorporate this kind of thing into Marie's backstory, but your description of her stunned belief about how things didn't go as "normal" is particularly poignant.
And Logan's reticent caretaking is just...aw. You know that he's been there, and that he knows he would hate being fussed over, but his quiet support is so ... yum. And how he went to get a shirt. I'm so glad they're neighbors. ;-)
LOL at Muscular Meditation Muse. I love her sense of humor.
I really like the music scene, and think it works exceptionally well. It would make sense that music would give her a little peace from the battle in her head -- not just immersing herself in an overlearned activity and soothing herself with something familiar, but using different parts of her brain.
I'm so sorry about the writer's block. For both of us! But what you're producing is great, so I'll be patient no matter what the process is.
Author's Response: Wow Ima diiiiiiiiiiiiick. It took me a month to get to my reviews. Wow, didn\'t think it would be that long, but then the gods of April shit all over me. I\'ve been in a maelstrom of shit all month! Thanks you for the patience (which you\'re going to have to keep holding onto & the review!)
belief = disbelief
Author's Response: huh?
Sorry, I meant in my review, I said "belief" when I meant "disbelief." It doesn't let me edit. Sorry to be confusing. At least you get three reviews out of it! ;-)
Enough with the self-flagellation! Good chapters are worth waiting for, no matter how long. Hope you're feeling better, and that your muse returns. I really liked how this one started out grim, and then Rogue's own thoughts lightened up and got more humorous as their mood lightened. The finger check, and the "no one should have to see that," etc. She's pretty damn funny when she's not being terrorized by the tenants of her mind.
I like the idea that interaction with Victor has left Rogue a little feral-wary, although I'm also glad that hopefully nothing too bad happened to her. Although, I have to admit I'm a bit mystified by this part:
Realizing for the first time how dangerous and damning pronouns can be.
I didn't actually see a pronoun in what she said. Unless this is a mystery to be solved later? More likely I'm just dense.
So thrilled to see this story progressing. I absolutely *love* the slow build, it doesn't feel slow at all, just delicious.
Author's Response: You are too kind, my favorite doctor ;p I forget who said it, but it\'s probably been said a lot - can\'t have things be too dark. It\'s jut not in my nature. I need some irreverent humor to balance things out. As for the pronouns thing - that\'s the point. There were no pronouns in that sentence where she says what Sabretooth did to her. It\'s a glaring example of my own weirdness. In circumstances where I don\'t want to or can\'t cognitively put myself - even verbally - where I don\'t want to be / or am not comfortable being in - I leave self-identifying pronouns out. Like, if I don\'t put \"I\" or \"me\" in there, it\'s like I wasn\'t a part of it, it didn\'t happen to me. We all know how powerful words can be, especially once vocalized. Does that make sense? No? Yeah, it\'s pretty convoluted.
Oh, jeez, Sahara, sounds like you've been through the wringer! I'm so sorry for all of your ordeals, and I hope the return to this fic means that things are smoothing out for you.
Not that you need a beta, but I definitely volunteer my services if you want one!
There were lots of great lines, but I just love the Jubilee, and I think this is the best:
So they stick around because they’re all like “oh woe is me! I’m dead and I totally didn’t finish this important thing!”
Author's Response: The wringer is right. I\'m missing out on a trip to Connecticut thanks to my bum body! :( What really sucks is that when I get sick my muse also abandons me. It\'s a traitor! I\'m glad you liked Jubes. She gets the best lines. I re-read some upcoming chapters & she\'s got a few more gems up her sleeve!
Okay, I'm sticking with this story because of this chapter. I'll be honest, I didn't leave reviews for some of the other chapters because I didn't quite know what to say. You are obviously a very good writer -- your language is wonderful. Your characterization of Logan, though, was making it a little hard to read. I definitely understand not making him perfect, and even going beyond rough-around-the-edges, but in some of the previous chapters I felt like I was just reading about an abusive relationship, and it just gave me kind of an icky feeling. I really just wanted Marie to get clear of this guy. I'm glad to see that they are finding a little more of a connection.
This is interesting...I don't know much about the comic book Wolverine (aside from the ones Joss Whedon wrote) so it's neat to see a different characterization.
Author's Response: The comic book storyline is a bit different, and in the comics, Wolverine is five foot three, but very burly and stocky. The character is essentially the same, though.
Yum. And very true to the characters, too. I like Logan's self-censoring of what he actually wants to say, but how he's still honest enough to tell it to Marie straight.
Author's Response: My Logan is almost always a work in progress. There is always an internal battle, he is always growing. Learning to self censor would have been a big thing for him, but he instinctively knows that sometimes it is necessary, and other times, it is dishonest. In this fic, he is being brought face to face with the reality of his relationship with Marie, rather than how they have constructed it to be. I\'m so glad you enjoyed it!
Wow, this is great! On to the next chapter. :-)
Author's Response: Thanks!!
Holy cow, this is getting better and better! I love all the details...the tinny smell of the air conditioning versus the rubber of the road. And the language is so clever without being "overwritten," Logan bathing in her scent like a lapdog, how you say "her drawl pulls his attention from the back of his eyelids" instead of just "he opened his eyes when he heard..." And the contrast between their easy, unspoken relationship before and the current crisis is just great. On to the next chapter -- please promise not to leave this one unfinished, I can already tell I would be devestated!
Author's Response: Oh, wow, THANK YOU!! I\'m really glad to hear that you don\'t think it\'s being \'overwritten\' as I really do try to avoid that. And thanks for pointing out what lines really worked for you, I LOVE finding out stuff like that, so helpful, ya know? (And I promise I\'m going to finish this!! So, no worries!)
Damn, another fantastic chapter! I love the little interactions with Jean. And you really communicate Marie's distress without her being all teenage-melodrama-y. Thanks for this...I'm sad to move on because I know it's the last chapter written so far...
Author's Response: You are totally making my night right now, do you know that? I\'m thrilled that you liked the Jean interactions!! I\'m an equal-opportunity character lover, so Jean and I get along :-) I\'m also glad that Marie isn\'t coming across as melodrama-y. I want her to be believable, so it\'s good to hear that.
Aargh! I'm going to be stalking this site for your next chapter! So much of this was great, but I especially loved this description:
His mouth pulled into a too-thin line, and jaw ticking every few seconds. His fingers twitching around a cigar that isn't there. She sees his eyes darken, and his nostrils flare. His gaze scanning her quickly, before it flickers towards the exit, like he's got somewhere else he'd rather be. Like he's just waiting for her to give, for her will to bend to his, so that he can get a move on.
Author's Response: Hehe! I\'m actively working on the next two chapters, so hopefully you won\'t have TOO long of a wait until the next one is up. As for that section that you pointed out: THANK YOU! I fussed with that one a little bit, just trying to get the right emotions to come across, so to know that it stuck out for you is awesome :-D I\'m REALLY glad that you are liking this!! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!!! (My apologies for my abuse of the exclamation point in these responses ;-P)
Another great chapter! Very interested to see where it goes from here!
Author's Response: Thank you!! I\'m hoping to have the next part up in a few days. *fingers crossed*
Any chance of an update soon? Anxiously waiting... :-D
Author's Response: There is, yes! My apologies for the ghastly delay in posts, RL decided to beat on me this past month. I\'m working on the final chapter now, and am REALLY hoping to have it up this week. *fingers crossed*
Holy wow! I'll write more when I'm not on my phone, but that was perfect and beautiful and I'm so very sad that it's over even though the ending was great.
Author's Response: Oh, thank you! (And reviewing on a phone is a pain, I know, so doubly thank you for leaving this!) I\'m glad that the ending worked for you, as I waffled on it a bit, trying to get it right, so it\'s nice to know some people think I did! *deep sigh of relief*
Wow, it's impossible to pick my favorite line from this. It took me so long and I got it narrowed down to:
A whispered, purring endearment tickles the back of her mind - telling her she did good
There is blood congealing on his clothes, and he can't seem to stop the low growl rumbling in his chest, or the retract-release retract-release motion of his claws that he makes with each step.
I love how you treat Logan's claws throughout the fic...how they are close to the edge of his skin at times, how they reflect his tension. I thought everything there was to say about his claws had been said, but you manage to make it new and interesting and as much a part of his character as they really are. Just really a great touch.
They say that there's a moment, just before the world comes crashing down, when a person's whole life flashes before their eyes. When that moment happens to Rogue, there are more than twenty lives sharing the space of a few seconds.
Author's Response: Oh, I love hear what lines folks like the most! The first two you picked out I actually kept going back to edit, and then stopped myself and didn\'t, so it\'s good to hear that you think they work! As for Logan\'s claws, they are definitely a part of him that I can\'t help but focus on, such a good indicator of his mood, I think. (I\'ll admit, they sort of fascinate me, so if I manage not to go overboard with referencing them, and made it work, I am THRILLED.) Thank you AGAIN for all your kind words, it\'s so very appreciated, and completely makes my day :-)
Why did I wait 20 chapters before I decided to read this? I have no idea. It's awesome! SO well-written, and the story is tumbling along at the perfect pace. I hope you keep updating quickly, and if I'm reading Nae-Nae's bones right a little Jubilee/Remy action might be to come? Thanks for sharing this story with me!
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing! You done read d\'em bones good, cher. Thank you for reading my little fic.