Comments on 'Waking Up'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-10-02
Even though Newt is a little bratty and petulant at first ~ he doesn't make it easy! He is obviously still the kind, sweet, open soul everyone loves! I did cry when reading the story! And the similarities he and Greenweave indirectly see in each other via the late-Tossfurr, was brilliant!
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-12-07
Goodness. I have to say that while it's common for me to get teary-eyed from movies or books, it usually takes a lot to actually make me cry...but this story certainly does, every time I read it. Poor little Newt really had the worst deal out of all the elves in wrapstuff, and it's just so sad that he lost his entire immediate family.

I'm glad that this story ends on a happy note, too. It's so nice that Greenweave can see some of his father living on in Newt, and Newt can see his brother in Greenweave.

Just superb writing all around. This has to be one of my favorite stories.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-02-20
I was really interested in opening this story up in a fashion that would seem as though it was directly connected to its prequel, "Going to Sleep". It's so difficult not to feel your heart break for poor little Newt, waking up to find his entire world has up-ended. I love that Melanie was willing to show this kid as being so resistant in his trauma -- that's not always an endearing trait, even if it is entirely understandable!
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2011-06-29
The meeting Newt got when he woke up felt somewhat different than those of Honey and Fadestar - which I think shows how the tribe learned from those unwrappings. Newt at first being left to cry out all his grief and then made to interact with the tribe was probably the healthiest choice and him and Greenweave bonding was very sweet.
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2011-02-18
Oh, poor Newt! His reaction to waking up, and finding that more time had passed than it seemed at first to him must have, and the loss of his family (aside from Farscout) that he knew literally made me cry. I also really keenly felt Farscout's pain at what he had to do, kicking Newt out of the den. Hopefully Newt comes to understand that!

I really, really love how Newt and Greenweave were able to find footing to start their relationship on, by seeing so much of each other in brother/father Glint/Tossfur. That sort of two-sided reference really stuck out for me!
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2010-01-11
I really like how this story continues the theme of all the wrapstuff characters, that their awakenings aren't just happy events but filled with loss and sadness for them, too... yet, Newt's reaction to it manages to be different from either Honey's (naturally) or Fadestar's. I like that sense of individualism in each of the stories, and how from the start it helps us get a handle on each's characterization. Here, I like the glimpse of Newt's active determination, how he tries, briefly, to respond to his situation by taking matters into his own hands (by trying to sneak off after Farscout), even though he's thwarted.
Vicki Stephenson
New! Entered: 2010-01-08
This is a beautiful story that really tugs at my heartstrings. I love that Greenweave can see his father in Newt's gestures. It was also interesting to see the changes Newt saw, such as the river being wider. Newt may well become a favorite character for me. He was upset in this story, but I could see his sweet inquisitive side.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2009-12-22
Greenweave is the epitome of patience and understanding...or at least, he seems that way here. It will be neat when Newt comes to realize how lucky he is! :)

(I do feel badly for him, though... I can't imagine waking up to find almost everything I knew changed!)
Mike H.
New! Entered: 2009-12-20
I've read this a couple of times and am liking it more each time. Newt comes off about as you would expect for someone in his situation. His whole world is turned upside down but he is still that lovable, happy person despite the pain he is suffering. It's nice to see Greenweave getting through to him. Newt's lucky in the long run. He has two doting fathers, just like before. :D
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2009-12-19
Aw, so sad! Poor Newt, I really felt for the little one :( But also Farscout, Cloudfern and especially Greenweave, how he saw all the little gestures his father'd had, as well. Bittersweet memories, eh? I liked the glimpse of Newt we saw at the end, moving somewhat to the character he will become. Touching story!
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2009-12-18
Aww, this story was great! Poor little Newt breaks my heart ... and poor Greenweave, he wants to comfort him so badly :(. I'm happy to see it end on a positive note, the first tentative bond forming between them.

And for some reason I loved seeing Newt being a brat, too, throwing things and sneaking away on his own ^^. It was great how Greenweave handled that!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2009-12-17
Whee! It's up. I'm so glad to see this story posted. Thank you so much for writing it Whitney and Heidi. It turned out great!
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