Comments on 'Caught in the Act'

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Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2016-01-09
I really like this show of motherly affection and pride, as well as exparation - I definitely understand Stillpoint's actions here nad how much she sees herself in her daughter. And Candlewick's teenage ambitions are definitely understandable! Great look at both of those trolls!
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2015-01-06
Poor Candlewick. I wonder if she realizes the truth of her mother's past - whether Stillpoint has ever shared any of it. I'd love it if she did... if, after school, Stillpoint becomes more of a mother. Chances are, though, in this society, she has to maintain who she appears to be at all times. Hopefully Candlewick comes to realize that.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2014-06-09
Hmm... That was an interesting look in the mother-daughter relationship here. It might be my bitter old self but I didn't quite interpret much unconditional motherly love or pride into Stillpoint here. I had the feeling while reading that she doesn't love her kid for her kid's shake but more for what potential she sees in her. I wonder if she would care for Candlewick that much if she wasn't half as witty and clever and promising as she is. It makes for an interesting dynamic, at least in my opinion. It's the kind of parent-child relationship that's not often explored from both sides in this holt. Then again maybe I just read things into this :P

The back and forth here of who has the upper hand was very true to a teenager trying to outsmart or be stronger then a parent (or any authority figure) who clearly has more pull in the end. Candlewick will grow into a welcome addition to the House of Tinkers it seems.

I agree that it was neat to see how Stillpoint acts here as head of the house and mother at the same time. I feel too she is much more comfortable in the role as head of the house.

I'll be interesting to see where Candelwick's path will lead.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2014-05-30
I like that we get to see an aftermath to Candlewick's previous illicit foray into antiquarian book-handling! ;-) I also found it really interesting here how Stillpoint has to balance being Head of her House, with being a mother... and I felt like she was more firmly in the former role. But then I always felt a bit like she was ambivalent towards her role as a mother -- not that she doesn't love or isn't proud of her child, but that she just isn't naturally motherly, which is always interesting to see.
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2014-05-13
What an awesome story to come from those little prompts! The most recent story I read of Candlewick she was a rambunctious child - it's great to see her and Morel and Stillpoint again in this piece! You really capture the sense of her being fascinated and intrigued - and really following that trollish trend to plot and think ahead. The punishment is great, and it's wonderful to see Stillpoint think of Candlewick as 'brilliant'! Gives me hope for mother and daughter in the future. Great look at the possible repercussions for actions in this society.
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