Comments on 'Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-12-16
This story really shows Cloudfern's maturity and age. If he were a century younger, say, he MIGHT have been a puddle on the floor. But after this season, his face fur will grow in for sure! Metaphorically, of course!
Tah-marien F.
New! Entered: 2014-02-26
My short experience with Cloudfern's jovial attitude and steadfast love for Greenweave did not prepare me for THIS story.

I was soooo caught up in what was happening in the pace of this story - I "felt" awakened, worried and fearful. A very good read and it left me wanting , just enough, for more.
Ally Raidel
New! Entered: 2014-02-17
Cloudfern's reaction to the Fierce One's return is unexpected and utterly amazing. Talk about huge amounts of character development in a few short words. Masterful!
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-12-12
I was really drawn to this particular moment for this particular character. While Newt's had it hard, I think Cloudfern wins hands-down the "Most Traumatic Childhood" award in this tribe, and those are scars and nightmares he's carried now for centuries. It would have been too easy to show Cloudfern as getting hysterical or falling into a sobbing puddle of terror -- and I rather felt our long-haired pretty boy was made of sterner stuff! Cloudfern may look as cute as a kitten, but he's one tough cookie!
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2012-06-20
I think the part of this that stands out to me is that Cloudfern feels *better* once the dreaded thing has happened... and I think it's that way for real. Anxieties can play tricks on our emotions and thoughts. Much better for Cloudfern to have something to do, than to wonder always when it will come.
Sofia LindstrŲm
New! Entered: 2012-05-04
A belated thank you for this wonderful story! This line especially:

ďI knew this day would come. Iíve always known. And now that itís here... ď He exhaled slowly again. ďIím scared. Of course Iím scared. But Iím free, as well.Ē

As has been said in other comments, the wait for horror and pain is usually a hundred times worse than the horror or pain itself. Your take on Cloudfern's reaction has inspired me a lot for "prequel"-stories!
Joanne P.
New! Entered: 2012-05-01
I can understand what Cloudfern is going through here. So often the worrying about the thing you dread is scarier and takes more energy than just finally dealing with it.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-04-24
I think a lot of folks may be given pause by the title -- but this is actually the accurate quote from Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Think of it as saying, "reality is the foundation on which dreams are made."

I was really glad to see Cloudfern's reaction here, that it was so calm, when some of those around him seemed to be braced for him to fall apart. Anticipating something bad that might happen is often worse than being able to deal with the reality when it finally does happen, and that's the sense I got from him here.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2012-04-23
Side note: Isn't it usually "Stuff dreams are made of"?

Awesome! I was hoping that we get to see Cloudfern's reaction to learning about the Fierce Ones' arrival. Like Mel said, his reaction is so realistic and understandable - for him more than anyone else, the threat of the Fierce Ones was nothing he could forget, after all, so the shock is less than you might expect, I think. Really great! Looking forward to see more of this :).
Melanie D.
New! Updated: 2012-04-20
Oh my. There's this mood again. This gripping mood of "Things not right"
I love how Cloudfern is portrait here. So calm and thoughtful, yet somewhat numb. I know the feel so well. The moment you are facing how a far away fear comes to face you right away. I can understand that he's kinda relived for that to have happened. Such a complex feeling and I think you caught it on spot.
And I just LOVE it how Greenweave just understands him where Windburn and Thornbow seem confused by his reaction and words. I really hope to see more of these fics.
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