Comments on 'Lost & Found'

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Beth K.
New! Entered: 2014-08-30
I'm realizing I really like the 'day in the life' sort of scenes. Getting a bit of a glimpse into Newt and Farscout's past, along with Lynx and Turtle, is fantastic. It's such a warm-sunny feeling there, so blissful. It really is a striking comparison to the rough grief. I really like how gentle Farscout is, and how he can see where he needs to treat Newt as more of an adult than a cub to be coddled. Newt shines through the pain here, and the hand-print imagery is always so touching. I like the idea of him pressing his hands to random tribesmates' prints, and getting the name and stories from Farscout in response.
Joanne P.
New! Entered: 2012-03-10
I think it's always one of the hardest parts of dealing with grieving - this tendancy to say "it'll be all right" when you know that it won't, at least not for a long time. I think Newt is very mature in the way he deals with the situation, realizing quickly that, while it won't ever be the same as it was, he will adjust. I love that he faces it head on and wants to know about everybody he's missed.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-02-21
Oh wow... back in Melanie's first days in the club we traded promises to collab on this. She sent me a pencil sketch of Newt & Farscout, and I wrote the second scene first. Then for some reason this got put on hold. I think we both just forgot about it... so that by the time we realized it wasn't done, finished and already in print, the same ground had already been covered in what seems like half a dozen other fics. Bummer, but at least we finally did get both the fic and the sketch dusted off and eventually printed!
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2011-11-07
This seriously makes me want to cry. This is such a touching story, one of the kind that you could read over and over and no matter how many times you read it, it will always bring you to tears. So lovely, so sad, but a little hope... beautiful.
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2011-08-30
I never cease to be amazed by young Newt's insistence on keeping things real. He just won't LET you ice things over with sugar and make it better than it is. His strength of character is clear to see here, and it's simply awesome.
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2011-07-19
The more I see of Newt with his birth tribe, the more sad I am that he lost almost all of them :( I'm happy that he at least has Farscout to help him through his grief, though.
Sarah Clawfoot
New! Entered: 2011-07-06
Such a sweet and poignant story. It's nice to see that Newt isn't completely lost, and still has at least someone he remembers around. The flashback to a happier time certainly makes the rest of the story even more bittersweet.
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2011-07-01
Oh my, what a brave little cub! You created a great mood here, filled with sadness, melancholy but also hope.
So great to see how Newt coped with his losses. Cannot imagine how it must feel like.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2011-06-20
The contrast between the first segment and the second was a punch in the gut - in a good way. The description Farscout gave of grief was very apt: you never stop missing the dead, but the loss becomes more bearable with time. And the last part, with the hand prints...High Ones, I nearly cried.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2010-03-24
I thought the depiction of Newt's ambitions in the past was especially poignant. Now that so much of his world has been upended -- well, he's such a sunny kid that I don't doubt he'll find his feet again, but I wonder if he will still have some of the same ambitions that he did.
Heidi Henderson
New! Entered: 2010-03-08
I enjoyed this story. As others have said, it's really nice that Newt still has someone he 'knows' to help him through this tough time in his life. It's also interesting to read this early story and know now of some of the relationships he's going to form with others in the future, so he'll never really be alone.

That said, I thought you did quite a good job of showing Newt's emotions from a child's perspective.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2010-02-28
I really like the tie-in showing Newt's relationship with Farscout, reminding us that he didn't lose *everyone* he loved. I'm really glad Farscout is there for Newt in the beginning when he's unwrapped. :) Farscout does a great job validating Newt's emotions!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2010-02-27
I am still very touched by this story. Not only the story itself but also because it was the first story that was wrote for Newt after I joined. :)

I So love the beginning and the look back at how vivid Newt was and I just loved to see the interaction of the wolves and Lynx and Farscout with him. You can feel Newt was more a "part" of t and felt like such a lot more then now.

The second part is so sad but you can see through all pain that Newt still has this determined mind and the courage to face something new even if it hurts.

Thank you SO much for that story Whitney...
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2010-02-26
Aww, poor Newt! It's true that time doesn't heal everything but I like Farscout's analogy with the scar. It's great to see how Newt shows his optimism and courage in facing the losses and all those he never met in the end!
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