Comments on 'Lifemates'

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Ingrid G.
New! Updated: 2016-05-27
What I like most is Starskimmer being basically the OPPOSSITE of what a female is "supposed" to be ~ concerning true love, monogamy, all that. If this was a modern human she'd be labelled as something unkind. But aren't we ALL Starskimmer?? Deep down, we love who we love when we love them ~ we just can't act on it... Liked this story because it explains to new readers what the whole Recognition thing is all about! Nice refresher course!!
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2013-05-11
Really cute look at Starskimmer in a motherly role here. I just loved seeing her peppered with questions and hearing what Beetle was curious about and what her ideas were. Beetle is really cute here, and her logic and obvious care for the tribe is just so sweet.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-12-12
I just LOVE Starskimmer's line "Sometimes it swells like a river after winterís melt, and sometimes it dries up like a puddle in the summer sun. " good stuff!
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-09-20
Love Beetle's childlike thought-processes here! And I especially love her conclusion that Blacksnake will "just have to wait" for her to grow up before she can be his lifemate -- oh god, I remember being 5 and having the same thought about adored older friends of the family! :)
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2011-08-21
How sweet! So nice to see that Beetle sported that analytical thinking and overall curiosity even as a small kid.
And Starskimmer is such a sweet mom.
Lovely story!!
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2011-07-27
Questions questions questions... kids come up with the funniest and most poignant questions. :) Thanks, Kyna, for taking on Beetle's questions! :)
Heidi Henderson
New! Entered: 2011-06-25
You do such a nice job with writing cubs -- here, you've captured that cute innocence that only young have ;). I also laughed at the ultimate choice of "lifemate" here.
Sofia LindstrŲm
New! Entered: 2011-06-21
Such a sweet little look at young Beetle. Of course she'd choose to lifemate Blacksnake! I laughed almost as hard as Starskimmer when she said that.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2011-06-20
Beetle is beyond adorable here! So cute to see how her curious mind worked at that age - and so funny and sweet that she wanted to lifemate Blacksnake! She certainly was a very compassionate little cub.

And it was very great to see Starskimmer as a mother here - you often forget that she's borne a lot of cubs for an elf because the flirtatious, fur-happy brewer is what comes to the mind first. I really loved how patient she was and especially that she didn't betray her daughter's trust in the end!
Joan Milligan
New! Entered: 2011-06-18
Okay, I seriously cracked up when Beetle decided to lifemate Blacksnake XD. But it was also very interesting to see an elf talk about love and relationships, really highlighting the ways in which they aren't like us. It's the sort of thing a fan wonders about, and getting the lesson through adorable little Beetle is even better. I particularly loved the small moments where sending is used - really showing what a difference it can make, and also Starskimmer's deep love for her daughter. All around a good look into elf relationship advice XD.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2011-06-18
OMG I'm going to steal little Beetle here. She's SO funny and sweet. And I like how the story flows. It's one of your best I think, at last to me. It left me with a warm fuzzy feeling.

I really like that you took up he difference between life- and lovemates and I really like the picture Starskimmer choose. The seasons thing really fits here.

So , so utterly cute.
Hannah Bochart
New! Entered: 2011-03-24
This is so sweet! It's great how much this talk sounds like the "love, life and everything" I remember having with my own mother when I was wee. I also love seeing how Beetle's sweetness was present even when she was tiny. And her innocent love for Blacksnake! Oh, wow, that just sent me over the edge.

Most of all, I just love yet another look at how flirt numero uno of the tribe is also a damn good mother. She is so complex and sweet, I really do love Starskimmer.
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