Comments on 'The Way Things Are'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-02-21
I feel for Quick Fang/Snowflake. It's hard to be patient, gentle and caring with the double hand of wolf blood she got! My nephew is like that and he's a human! Don't mess around! Surprised she hadn't bit him earlier! LOL
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2014-04-23
Good job making me sympathize with all elves involved! I both felt for poor little Mouse/Pathmark, just wanting to spend time with others and felt for the people he was badgering. Taking no for no is a very important thing to do and everyone isn't obliged to share with you or do what you say just because you really really want it - a good lesson about consent. And great to see the two siblings interact in two different ways, with Willow being both annoyed and protective. Love seeing multiphaseted relationships like that!
Joan Milligan
New! Entered: 2013-01-14
Heh, it's just like that isn't it - can't live with them, can't live without them. I can just imagine how Willow's feelings must swing (and how she must curse herself later when Mouse clings to her all the harder!) It's also interesting here to remember that in an elf tribe a four years old's "agemate" can be ten years older and still be considered the other kid they have to play with - can't be easy for either party!
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-09-19
This is a great look at the push and pull of sisterhood -- Willow's irritation with a little kid being a little kid, but at the same time, her seemingly instinctive move to protect her little brother and try to make him feel better in the end. Also, it's just fun to see how some of the adults of the time dealt with young Snowflake -- it's to be expected that she was stroppy, but it's a good reminder of the wolfblood of her tribemates, that they wouldn't be shy to snarl back at her.
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2011-08-21
I love how dynamic Willow's emotions are here, from frustration and annoyance to protectiveness. It's great to see how that adorable picture came about too - really makes it all the more special. Wonderful look at day-to-day early life for the siblings!! :)
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2011-08-16
Sooo sweet! Right, siblings can definitely be unnerving!
Loved to see the change in Willow behaviour towards her very little brother... for someone who does not like cublings it was a big move! ;)
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2011-07-28
Awww that was such a sweet story.I do like the brother - sister dynamic here. I guess that it's more often that way then the close knit relationships in EQ holts in real life. If you are old a younger sibling can be so annoying XD Especially if you are such an active elf as Willow.

Yet you of course care and I really love how you handled it. It came off very real and Willow putting her foot down with the cubs was nice as well.

Loved this story :)
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2011-07-27
Hee hee... I sometimes forget that Willow is older than Quick Fang, and it was great to see Willow play the big sister card when Pathmark needed someone to stand up for him... even if he wouldn't think that she's playing the Big Sister card enough. :) The illustration the story goes with is adorable as well! :)
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2011-07-27
I really liked this one. Willow definitely doesn't have a lot of patience with her little brother, but that doesn't mean she doesn't care about him in her own way. The ending was just so cute - little Mouse got his wolf ride after all ^_^ I love how even Snowflake listened to Willow so easily - she's not someone you want to cross when she gets mad!
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2011-07-26
Ha, even if she doesn't want to cub-sit, Willow does it when it's needed anyway! :-) I liked how she overcame her annoyance and put both cubs in their places, even if she didn't really *want* to. Sometimes you just have to do things you don't like. I liked the ending where Mouse gets his wolf-ride anyway. Cubs are just too hard to resist :)
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2011-07-26
Aww, that was kind of cute! I rather like the relationship between Willow and Pathmark because it's something different to have siblings who are not close at all - but despite her annoyance, Willow obviously still cares about her little brother. That was a nice intimate moment between two very different siblings!
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