Comments on 'A Gift from the Sea'

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Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2012-12-23
Ooooooooooh, orca! <3 I just love how overwhelmingly snarky Honey is in this whole story. :) Also, I was really excited that the orca was shown as another thinking creature, possibly on Honey's level of intelligence. Great way to use the elves' sending ability to help sort of vindicate some of those speculations about these marvelous creatures! :D (Orcas! <3 ^_^)
Sofia LindstrŲm
New! Entered: 2012-12-22
The way Honey's satisfaction at having Flash get in trouble outweighed the fear of being lost at sea was very telling about both her personality and the long feud Flash and she has had. The orca (it was an orca, right?) showing up and replying to a sending, in a fashion, was a very interesting ending.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-03-30
I love this enormously for the guest appearance by the orca alone. :) I am a big fan of orca, and I've known that we should have them off the RTH coastline, but there are so relatively few occasions where any interaction with them can be shown. Thus, I loved the way this starts off showing us yet another daily-life aspect of the tribe, and also gives us the possibility of this encounter. Loved the sense that Honey can tell there is *something* there behind the orca's eyes. And I think it's really cool that this shows us Honey in a perhaps unexpected light -- calmer and less attention-seeking than we might have thought she'd be. I do wonder if she ever did tell anyone of the encounter.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2012-03-07
This was just beautiful, Whitney. I enjoyed every moment of it. It's nice to see Honey just having a wonderful moment on her own and I liked how she didn't break into panic here. I know this stnage calmness when you know you should be afraid and it's such a strange feeling.
It was surprising to me, that Honey did in fact reach the orca here in some way and how it played out. Nice to see elves have this kind of magic moments without well "magic"
The mood in the story was so special. I really, really enjoyed it.
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2012-03-03
Oh this was a neat story. It gives you a small look at what Honey was like as a fisher, and her relationship with her sister. It was rather interesting to read this story with such little dialogue and so few bursts of emotion from Honey. It really enjoyed seeing this side of her.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-02-01
My original goal when starting this story was to write something all about the candlefish run, and those tiny little fish. How that morphed into an orca encounter, I'm not really sure -- but I was thrilled at the chance to put Honey in an unexpected position like this!
Lyn Cavalier
New! Updated: 2014-12-09
I really enjoyed the look at the sea... and having it be Honey who had the experience. Neat, too, that the "sea-wolf" had a sort of sending ability.

Comment 2014: There's so much to enjoy about this story - that Honey wanted away from Flash instead of staying to have it out with her. That she pointed out the cut rope (wonder what the repurcussions of *that* were). And I *love* *love* *love* the Orca encounter. I think this would develop a love for the sea that we haven't really seen developed... but I could see Honey wanting to see another sometime in her life.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2012-01-11
Iím really happy to see something about Honey apart from the whole drama with Greenweave and see a younger Honey, and I really liked what I saw of her in this! I liked how she was working hard and didnít panic when she realised she had drifted off, and the encounter with the orca (I love that itís called a sea wolf!) had something magical to it. Altogether the writing in this was superb, Whit Ė wonderful imaginery!
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2012-01-07
It's refreshing to read a story of Honey pre-everything that's been going on lately. And still, there's this personality that is so typically Honey that it made me laugh. Also, yay, Stormdancer and Riskrunner in supporting roles! It's great to see our ancestors in play :)
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