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review 2015-01-05 09:10
Carve Your Kisses in My Skin
Carve Your Kisses in My Skin - jmcats

3.25 stars

Not quite what I was hoping for, but all around still a good fic.

Often the prose flows rather beautifully (from what little I've read of the fanfiction for this fandom that seems to be a constant) but there are quite a few times where little errors will pop up that disrupt the flow. It happens often enough in this one that it's rather distracting and makes this a bit of an awkward read in parts. Although you could argue that the stop and go moments, especially if it makes you fumble or double back, only adds to the atmosphere of the character's youth and teenage moments of awkwardness. From that perspective, the prose is probably pretty flawless. Still, I found myself nitpicking this just a bit, which made it difficult to get lost in the story as I was hoping to do, as had happened with the previous two 1D fics I've had the pleasure of reading.

Overall this was still enjoyable.

Note: for anyone who cares, Zayn uses the word "babe" a total of 16 times throughout this fic. Does anyone know if Zayn actually says babe that often irl? It's cute and sweet, but close to too much for me.

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review 2015-01-04 07:47
I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile
I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile -... I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile - gyzym

"Today is the day that Arthur grins like an idiot and laughs and blushes and advises people on the amount of vanilla in their scones," Yusuf says. "May 22, everyone. Mark your calendars."

Eames, because he's a bastard, actually marks the calendar.


Sweet, adorable, a bit sad. Perfect.

I'm not feeling very coherent right now because chronic insomnia makes this another late night in a long list of late nights, but any eloquent words I could say about this fic would fall short on how I feel about it. This is the second story by gyzym I've read (The Love Song of the North American Douchebag is also pretty great) and I'm always going to look back on it with fondness. gyzym does a combination of comedy and slight angst so well and it's impossible for me not to swoon over her stories. I highly recommend this one! Also there's a pretty great soundtrack to read this to.

Note: for anyone who cares there are a few editing errors in this, but the number is very low.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-01-03 10:54
Consorting With Dragons
Consorting With Dragons - Sera Trevor

4.25 stars

The main character's name is a different variation of my favorite male name (Jason) and that alone gets it 5stars from me, because sometimes I'm easy like that.

On a more serious note: I enjoyed the fuck out of this story! And there isn't even any sex! I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did (I couldn't even put it down to go to bed), but this just made its way to my 'a thousand hearts' shelf of love. There were just so many things about it that I adored! The writing is great (very minor errors), the characters are all marvelous, I even smiled over the children and that is a very rare thing indeed, so points to Sera Trevor for that as well. There's some depth to the characters and the start of what seems to be some excellent world building, although if the story were longer there could be more development to both characters and their world. I even liked

Polina's character! I love me a bitch welldone ^~^ and the fact that she had moments of being likeable suggests that perhaps somewhere down the line there is hope for her to redeem herself, only at her own choosing of course.

(spoiler show)

My only complaint is that

the ending conflict of the story felt not only forced in to give the story a bit more "plot" and length, but also unnecessary. Yes, Jasen didn't want to tell Rilvor that he wasn't a virgin in the exact moment the first opportunity presented itself due to circumstances, but he had time to talk things out with Rilvor after that on many an occasion; and if Rilvor had had a problem with Jasen's lack of virginity (which he doesn't) then fuck him the marriage should be off anyway. Having Jasen keep the "secret" until Rilvor caught up with Jasen after the supposed scandal was "brought to light" (yay for rumors) served very little purpose. But besides that, what really irritates me is that the conflict felt resolved too easily and quickly. This irritated me so much that I skipped through the epilogue for basic information. I doubt reading the whole epilogue word for word would have made me feel any more complete, so no loss there.

(spoiler show)

Overall, this was cute and sweet, with moments that had me smiling (at children, of all things) and left me wanting more (and not just for the above spoiler). I would love to read something else by this author in the future.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-01-02 09:05
Facta non Verba
Facta non Verba - dimeliora Facta non Verba - dimeliora

4.25 stars

Well done and quite enjoyable but I would have liked for

the reason for Sam's muteness to be revealed and what the nightmare that caused it was,  although that is a pretty minor "complaint" since the reason doesn't much matter.

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review 2014-12-26 05:19
This is Probably a Terrible Idea
This is Probably a Terrible Idea - stat... This is Probably a Terrible Idea - statamater

4.5 stars


Kirk gets the wonderful idea to seduce Spock and refuses to give up. This eventually leads to feelings, on both sides, and confessions. But first, Jim plans. Great banter between Kirk and Bones also ensues:


"Bones, I had no idea you were this judgmental," says Kirk.

"I had no idea you were this ignorant," says McCoy.

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