Comments on 'Surrounded by Love'

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Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2012-12-29
This was such a sweet story. I can only agree with everyone, it's great that you included two pictures of Mel, even, and the inclusion of Honey was especially great! It is good to see that despite her anger, she can show compassion for him. I really liked her interaction with Greenweave here.

And of course, it is just wonderful to see that Newt is coming to realise that despite losing his family, he is still loved.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2012-12-18
The contrast of Newt's mourning and Honey's anger (combined with her grief), was a heart-breaking combination. It's nice to see how Newt slowly begins to deal with his situation, while still not forgetting his past.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Updated: 2014-12-03
Razzle, great work adding a sweet story to such beautiful pictures. I love that you took two pictures into account, and that one led to the other. I also appreciated Honey's inclusion - that while still angry at Greenweave, she is kind and loving toward Newt.

2014: <3 Honey here. And I feel for her in that she could have easily and lovingly cared for Newt without involving Greenweave/Cloudfern here. She *could* have brought him to her own den... and she didn't. I think it sayds so much about her :) Or at least about her ability to put others' needs first sometimes.
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2012-12-14
Thanks! I'm glad you guys like this story! :D There are already so many great stories covering Newt's timeline just after being unwrapped that they definitely make for a tough act to follow! I really tried to give my all here, and I just hope I did Newt's character, and these pictures, justice with this story. :) The idea to include Honey and her strife with Greenweave was sort of a late idea in forming this story, but I'm glad I thought of it.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-12-13
It's great that you gave us the story behind that first picture! It was always easy to infer it, but you added so much to it with all the details (I was also really taken with the disappointment that the images only smelled like paint, and not like Newt's family). Nice job also picking up that second (but earlier) picture, to give weight to the story's happier ending!
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-12-12
Why is it that every story about Newt getting used to his new tribe right after the unwrapping makes me teary-eyed?? D: I love that you were able to incorporate two of Mel's pictures into the story and have them fit so perfectly; that takes some skill!!
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-12-12
It's lovely to see those two iconic illustrations incorporated into a fic like this -- lovely work! For all of his terrible childhook circumstances, Newt is a lucky kid.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2012-12-11
Thanks so much for this, Razzle. It's so neat to see how you didn't just integrate one, but two pictures I did and tied them together so nicely.

As said, I like the details in this and a reminder on how important smell is for a pack of wolves and wolfriders. It always fascinates me to see how strongly they rely on it. It makes you wonder what one would do with a stuffed nose :P

I think however my favorite part here is the little bridge with Greenweave and Honey. The so much remind me of a divorced couple. Especially Honey.

However I think this is a story that compliments her. Despite being all wrapped up in her self, she did come off as a caring person here. (Even if she still used her find to shame her Recognized a little).

Altogether this story is so wonderfully warm and comforting. Thanks again :)
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2012-12-10
Oh, Razzle you made me cry! Seriously!
Poor, poor Newt! I wanna hug him, too!

I really liked the way you started the story, mentioning all these small details, that could stirr such sadness in the boy, like Kestrel's fading memories or the smell of paint instead of his family.
Choosing Honey to find him was genius! And I liked it a lot that you did not describe her regret for being so selfish after finding him (if she had any), but that you left it to the reader to make their own conclusions.
Marvelous, sad story for two wonderful pics! It was about time someone wrote the story they told and you did a great job in doing so.
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