Comments on 'A Wonderful Thing'

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Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2014-08-13
This story made me feel so sad for Reedweaver. I know Foxsly didn't mean anything by what she said, but still you could tell it hurt him. To be fair it probably hurt Foxsly and Crest that they didn't recognize. It was a really good bittersweet piece of writing.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2013-09-25
Loved the mood whiplash this gave me! Going from light and cheerful, not to mention sensual, to bucket-of-cold-water-over-my-head in the best kind of way.
Angie Cousins
New! Entered: 2013-01-11
No wonder the tribe's made comparisons between Foxsly and Foxtail before! Oh, dear. The blunt, honest, cheerful creature. The story took an abrupt right in the middle but it was understandable and, by doing this, you really revealed a lot about both Reedweaver's character and Foxsly's. Not to mention the spark and charisma and the patience and understanding that all got mixed up to create Easysinger.
Tone Strand
New! Entered: 2012-12-25
You know, I was dead sure that I had commented on this piece already. :/

Well, anyway, I love it! Foxsly is so very blunt here. The refreshing thing is how Reedweaver is aware of this. And just swallows tightly, to get up and leave. One really feels for him, while it is hard not to sympathize with the chieftess. Which is just what makes the story so lovely.

Thank you for this. :D
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2012-12-16
Ohh, my heart just hurts for Reedweaver here. I *know* Foxsly is just being honest, and I love that Reedweaver doesn't bite back or show his hurt... I just wish that she had realized how her words might have bitten - then again, she'd warned him that he might. Painfully, beautifully written.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-12-12
Foxsly is just so painfully blunt here -- I love it! I really like what you've done with her dynamic with Reedweaver. You can't help but feel badly for the poor fellow!
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2012-12-11
This story was actually inspired by the request for a trade piece about Foxsly being "blunt to the point of cruelty on occasion". So this is what my mind made of that 'challenge'! ;P
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-12-06
I really like the set-up of this story, as one exploring one of the unusual ways that a Recognition can play out. The understanding it creates between Foxsly and Reedweaver isn't enough to keep her from hurting him... but perhaps that makes sense, because Recognition doesn't necessarily cause the two elves to love each other more than they love anyone else... and that would be one of the things the Recognition would make them understand, if that makes sense.

This pairing produced some really key figures in the tribe's history, especially Easysinger, and there has always been a sense that Reedweaver's contributions to the personality and outlook of his children were really significant. So it's great to see this glimpse, and it definitely leaves me wanting more!
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-11-03
I have to say I wasn't expecting the turn this story took. It started out so happily for Reedweaver and Foxsly, and then by the end poor Reedweaver felt like he was intruding on Foxsly and Crest, even though he didn't have a say in the situation at all! You have me wanting to know more about the circumstances surrouding this Recognition - seems like it was a sticky situation!
Peggy B.
New! Updated: 2012-11-01
Meh, sorry, Raz! Here comes the correct comment: I really like Foxsly as a character and loved to see her from another POV, one that does not show her in the best light. Of course I felt for Reedweaver, but on the other hand Foxsly was just honest and, well, typically elfish. Sharing furs does not have the same meaning for them as it might have for us... and at the point it HAS meaning, when Recognizing, it must be disappointing when it is not the RIGHT person.
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2012-10-28
Beautiful! I love the playful, lighthearted beginning - such a cute scene, and I think it really illustrates well the joy the elves have at bringing new life into the world, despite previously established relationships. It's also really easy to feel so sympathetic towards Reedweaver here - I really like how you describe the shock of Foxsly's hurtful musings, and the sort of undertone of tension that the last words of the piece are. It's beautifully nuanced and complicated for a short piece.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2012-10-17
"something accidentally dropped on one's head could hurt just as much as if someone had bitten in anger,"

I love this one, because it's so true :)

That was very neat, Razzle. A different kind of chief and a different kind of recognition somehow. My heart wentout to poor Reedweaver here. He seemed so kind and nice and somehow Foxsly came off as someone.. hmmm.. a bit stuck in a teenager mindset.
It's interesting to think of her as someone leading a tibe.
I really enjoyed this look back and I enjoyed to see a little of the trio around the chieftess. Short but very telling about their relationship.
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