Comments on 'Dealing with Dash'

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Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2015-06-23
Angie, this line: "They watched the cub in silence for a few more moments. Then, almost simultaneously, they winced as he proceeded to shove a handful of dirt into his gaping mouth. “... Or maybe drop him on his head to see if we can’t get some sense in there,” One-Leg offered." was PRICELESS!! I needed the laugh this afternoon, and that line provided it. :) Thank you. This is really such a great story about an active cub... well-written, and very insightful into the dilemma of weary parents.
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2015-02-09
The start of this story was very sweet, seeing how she clearly loved motherhood. She even puts dreamberries aside for it!
I love her idea, I apparently used to have a leash when I was little, didn't take me long to figure out how to get out of it though!
Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-01-21
I used to be all judge-y if I ever saw a toddler on a leash. But young Notch on a leash in the wild without baby gates or playpens would be the only way to survive! I wonder how Starskimmer managed when he was three to seven turns old though?? OMG, I bet he could outrun his 'rents by then, too!
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2014-12-09
Haha, poor Starskimmer! Not only has she one of the wildest childs the tribe has ever seen as her first cub, but also is she bound to responsibilities as a mother now and cannot do as she likes anymore. Must be a hard realization. But still one can tell she would never ever have it any other way. And I am pretty sure she also finds a way to make it up to Greenweave. ;)
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2014-04-23
I'm not at all surprised by Dash/Notch having been a child you had to keep on a leash XD Great to get to see Starskimmer and One-Leg's laid-back but also very pragmatical parenting style!
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2014-04-16
This is such a warm and happy scene. I love how Dash can steal the show with a few glances and actions! I really love your way with words here, and the twists to phrases that make them perfect for RTH. My bet is that Dash figures out knots at a very early age - or enough contortions to get out quickly! Cute image - although with Dash I don't think the leash will last too long! :D
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2014-04-15
Notch started early to make his schemes to keep his tribemates on their toes. I like how much personalty he shows even as a toddler. You can see the first hints of the elf he'd become later. Always up to no good ;)

And I like seeing One-Leg and Starskimmer interact with each other and their son. They seem to have such a friendly, joyful bond. Dash had to be a son of them! I can't imagine any other parents dealing like this with such an energy fueled cub. I also enjoyed Starskimmer in general here. She's showing some smarts, and I like how she realizes that being a mother takes more then giving birth and how she wants to be responsible. It takes her past the "Always having her own fun in min" to a character that's more complex then the usual berry-loving, sensual stereotype without loosing it completely just because she's a mother now. I think that's something I really appreciate about her in general. She's MORE then just that.
Lovely story. I really enjoyed it.
It also made me realize I'd enjoy to see more of Notch as a teen or older kid. We saw him grown up a lot and as a small child. The middle would be interesting to see.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2014-04-11
I love how good-naturedly his parents deal with with a handful little Dash is -- boy are they right, that they named him well! But I had to laugh at Starskimmer's line about "I don't know where he gets it" -- yeah, I'm thinking the source of Dash's non-stop energy is sitting right there next to him, red-headed and not terribly innocent! In this case, the nut really did not fall far from the tree...
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