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Real name: Scarlett M.
Member Since: 04/29/2009
Membership Status: Member

 
Reviews by Capt_Mackenzie
As for understanding, what hope? When you've made miscommunication into an art form.

Rated: R
Categories: X2
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 3
Wordcount: 18144 - Hits: 8711
Complete?: Yes - Published: 12/14/2006 - Last Updated: 12/14/2006
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 01/03/2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Delayed Gratification

Wow, hon. This is pretty darn amazing! I almost never cry at even the most heart-wrenching fics these days; I've read too many and grown inured. But this one got me, hard!

An AU where Marie is in Canada, but she doesn't meet Logan. Yet.

Rated: Mature
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 7
Wordcount: 23773 - Hits: 28735
Complete?: Yes - Published: 04/11/2005 - Last Updated: 04/11/2005
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star half star
Date: 01/31/2011 Title: Chapter 6: Time's Fool (6/7)

Ooh. Heh heh. This is great! I love Jubes' voice (when it's well-captured, which is not often) more than ALL the other Xmen ,I think. It's just that most ppl don't quite know what to do w/her.

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Date: 01/31/2011 Title: Chapter 4: Looks On Tempests (4/7)

Jubes, in this story, is magnificent. She makes for a nice supporting role -- popping back into our focus ust enough to make her point, then quietly exiting for Rogue to resume the spotlihgt ;)

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Date: 01/31/2011 Title: Chapter 3: Men Have Lost Their Reason (3/7)

The reversal of the X1 nightmare scene is delicious, and so delicately written. You have an economy of expression that serves this story well!

And that last scene is incredibly heart-warming, seeing the profound effect her trust has on Logan's poor isolated soul.

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Date: 01/30/2011 Title: Chapter 5: A Star To Every Wandering Bark (5/7)

you handled this very well! I've read dozens of chapters just like this, yet somehow I wasn't bored. ;) That means it's unique, and you're doing something right.

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Date: 01/30/2011 Title: Chapter 2: An Honourable Man (2/7)

aw. It's so easy to see Logan doing this. In spite of the awful subject matter, it's a lovely story -- has a certain strong sense of humanity running thru it, fragility & strength entwined.

Marie finds herself a pregnant woman, lost, alone and now a mutant to boot. Her dreams of making someone's empty life better by being a surrogate mother leave everyone in dire straights.

Rated: G
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: None
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 10
Wordcount: 49014 - Hits: 26633
Complete?: No - Published: 01/03/2007 - Last Updated: 02/28/2007
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed
Date: 12/09/2010 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

So far this is just an incredible tale! I'm reading voraciously -- I just can't stop!! I LOVE your characterizations! And you write mystery/intrigue very well ;)

When Stryker raids the mansion, he captures two of the X-Men - and uses them for his own gain.


Rated: NC-17
Categories: X2
Characters: None
Genres: Adult, Drama, Songfic
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 8
Wordcount: 14797 - Hits: 54790
Complete?: No - Published: 04/01/2007 - Last Updated: 01/16/2009
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 08/09/2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

That's IT?? You can't stop it there! Get writing, honey!!

Waking up in an all too familiar setting, Rogue is stunned to find herself meeting the man she thought she had so many months ago. If there’s one thing she’ll ever learn, it's to never tamper with fate.

Rated: PG-13
Categories: X1
Characters: None
Genres: Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1540 - Hits: 1226
Complete?: No - Published: 04/14/2007 - Last Updated: 04/14/2007
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star half star
Date: 12/10/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hey, now! You can't leave a scene like this hanging for three years -- that's a capital crime, don'tcha know??

So now, I am ordering you by all things Rogan to explain this situation forthwith!! ;) What is Rogue doing back in the past -- who brought her there -- why did Cyclops shoot @ the people he was supposed to be rescuing?

After the "cure" wore off, Marie sought her Logan. Then Rogue found Wolverine. This story comes much later.

Rated: R
Categories: X3
Characters: None
Genres: Dark, Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 4
Wordcount: 3518 - Hits: 11473
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/14/2007 - Last Updated: 07/24/2007
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed half star
Date: 01/02/2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

The images here have stuck with me for years. They're nightmarish. I hate them. This story should come with a WARNING! It's a grotesquely disturbing image that I wish I could blot out forever but never entirely leaves my imagination.

Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed half star
Date: 01/02/2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

The images here have stuck with me for years. They're nightmarish. I hate them. This story should come with a WARNING! It's a grotesquely disturbing image that I wish I could blot out forever but never entirely leaves my imagination.

Author's Response: I\'m sorry your response was so negative. I think the story is accurately labeled (as Dark and Drama). I think a lot of elements in this fandom ARE disturbing, and I wanted a story that gave \"fanservice\" in the darkest and most literal way: \"make them together, forever!\" Be careful what we wish for... But if this story offended you or troubled you seriously, I am sorry. I hope you find other stories of mine, or other authors, that you enjoy. Best wishes. M

Logan and Marie meet post-registration.

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 3
Wordcount: 8933 - Hits: 7948
Complete?: No - Published: 08/28/2007 - Last Updated: 08/28/2007
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 01/02/2011 Title: Chapter 1: A Prima Facia (At First Sight)

Sigh. Such a great set-up, here. I'm reading this for the 5th time, I think. ;) I'm an old fan of this story!

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Date: 01/02/2011 Title: Chapter 2: Post Factum (After The Deed)

Wolvie-n-Rogue are AWESOME here! And you write with such exquisite emotion, just on the fine edge of pain & longing.

The description of the others' relationships & their quarters are creative, too.

Trial and Tribulations come to Logan and Rogue. Will they find away back to what they once were?

Rated: R
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Tags: None
Warnings: Character Death

Series: None
Chapters: 16
Wordcount: 20831 - Hits: 52132
Complete?: No - Published: 08/30/2007 - Last Updated: 10/16/2011
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

oh, dear ... and one of them is going to be captured or overwise terribly traumatized, right? Yep, I can see this freight train coming (i love stories like this. and you write Logan's little family dynamics so well. it's adorable!)

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

seems like their planning wasn't the greatest. And I must say, to be totally honest, this isn't your best writing. Either you struggle with action sequences in general, or you were in a hurry to get this out and didn't spend much time editing. But it advanced the plot to where it needed to be, and I'm sure the major part of the story will be focused on the aftermath of these events, and all the angsting and character drama you're so good @

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

This is like watching one of the many dramatizations of "Titanic" or "pearl Harbor" ... you keep seeing them make mistake after mistake, and you want to yell @ them to open their eyes ... argh!

Please don't tell me they're going to find Marie dying! LOgan's going to go completely insane!

So far, I'm having a thoroughly enjoyable time with this story. I guess I'm wishing you'd have spent just a little more time developing the Valerie/Logan dynamic, just so that we can get a feel for what their relationship is like, and know his justification for falling in love with her. So far she's kind of a 2D "warm body" sort of fill-in. I wish I knew more about her, and I have a feeling she's about to be shoved into the background as the plot unfolds. Seems like she missed the chance to shine as a character!

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

oh, no! Is he going to figure it out before Val pushes her out of the picture entirely??

Well done. Though, yes, I wish there had been maybe one more in-between chapter to show Logan "getting over" Marie enough to let in another woman.

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

Heartbreaking! VEry sweetly written.

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

well done! Brilliant! ;) You do a good job of showing Logan's character under stress.

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

So is Kayla going to have skin-based powers like her mother? And are Jean's flashbacks related to her own mutation (which shouldn't really have anything to do with precognition, right?) ... OR, are they a result of Jean's mutation interacting with Kayla's?? You've got me thinking!

Logan's conviction in front of Kayla that Marie must be dead, and that "habit" of "erasing" her name ... WOW! *Please*, girl, explain that at some point. I'd really like to know how he looks back at his life with her; is he resentful toward Marie? I think you have imagined something going on in his head that I haven't anticipated, and I'd love to take a peek!

...and listen: I can see the writing on the wall, here. I've found this story for the first time, but it's been 3 years since you updated and with only 2 more chapters to go, I just know you're going to leave the story off at a doozy of a cliffhanger that's gonna leave ME with a boatload of frustration!!

I KNOW that I read in your note at hte beginning of hte story that you had TWENTY-THREE chapters ALREADY typed out before you even finished posting!! So where are all the missing chapters?

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE --- could you have mercy, and take the time to go back in your old computer files and retrieve those old chapters, and post them?? Even if the story's still unfinished, at least we'd have that to read. And if you can't do THAT, can you @ least post an outline of how you *would have* finished the story -- whatever it was you had planned in your mind. Just an outline. Surely that would only take an hour of one day out of your life!! I *have* to know how this story ends! (can you tell I'm desperate?)

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Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Charlie Xavier is an idiot sometimes.

Poor Marie. After all this hell she's gone through ... her mate has abandoned her, and what's worse, MARRIED a usurper when he never even bothered to marry HER for 5 years!!

She's going to be devastated.

So is Logan.

And *I'M* going to be devastated if, through all your devious author's tricks and delaying tactics, I find that the next chapter ends before Logan even re-enters the story and sees her!

If you abandoned this story and left us hanging without even the long-awaited payoff of getting to watch Marie and Logan's reunion ... wow. I'm gonna be SO disappointed.

Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed half star
Date: 12/21/2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

argh! And what a witch this woman is! I think I'm starting to hate her.

...and I'm gonna absolutely *haunt* you if you don't update! I *knew* you were gonna do this to us! I think I should start a picket line, hang up a cheesy cardboard sign and chant: WE WANT UPDATES NOW!

Everyone manages to miss something or someone at somepoint or another.

Rated: R
Categories: X1, AU
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Angst, Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 16
Wordcount: 59716 - Hits: 67570
Complete?: Yes - Published: 10/01/2007 - Last Updated: 04/29/2008
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 12/22/2010 Title: Chapter 16: Thank You And Goodnight

Thank YOU! You made my day! It has everything! Thoroughly satisfying ending, awesome plot & character development on the WHOLE Xmen gang; unique villains and unexpected pairings and really well-written emotional scenes.

A sequel to katherine's exquisite story, "A Sure Thing," which lives here: http://skindeep.illuminatedtext.com/ast.html What happens next?

Rated: PG-13
Categories: X2
Characters: None
Genres: Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 3880 - Hits: 2242
Complete?: Yes - Published: 11/26/2007 - Last Updated: 11/26/2007
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 12/05/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a great companion to Katherine's story! Well done.

Rogue returns to her past.

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Adult, Angst, Dark, Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con

Series: None
Chapters: 3
Wordcount: 10307 - Hits: 10698
Complete?: No - Published: 09/16/2008 - Last Updated: 05/17/2009
Reviewer: Capt_Mackenzie Signed star star star star star
Date: 12/28/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

gah! what a heart-breaker! I'm crying inside, really. I do wish you'd tell us what exactly happened to Logan, b/c really, I'd like to know what could have killed him.
...or is he not REALLY dead after all, and will show up in the end and surprise them all?