Date: December 20, 2017 12:33 pm Title: Darkling
Oh my. Okay, so - this was. So.Much.Fun. Seriously, you got me completely hooked - and some parts made me laugh out loud.The whole convo between Lassie and Shawn in the car is gold - with Lassiter's peculiar and ever-proper vision of werewolfness, and the admittedly lupine quirks of his every day life. Loved the drama, the wolrdbuilding, the action sequence - that was particularly amazing. Your Vampy Jules is unbelievably badass, and so sweet and tender and human at the same time - the caring Jules we all love, and the two boys who would do anything to keep her safe. I'm a sucker for partner feels, so I loved the bit about Lassie glaring his warning at Shawn through the rearview mirror... also, I count myself among the girls posting about poor Carlton online. Guilty as charged.
Thank you so much, this was such a fantastic read!
Date: June 04, 2017 12:57 pm Title: Darkling
This was a fun read! I'd been seeing it around for ages and I finally decided "What the heck!" and clicked on it, and I definitely don't regret it! XD I laughed out loud at the "cat school" comment from Shawn. Only he would ever think that . . . *shakes head* Speaking of which, is he a werewolf now too? That'd be pretty fun, but then Gus would be the only one who wasn't a supernatural creature. :/ Poor him. I think you did a really good job of a vamped out Jules, but the story felt too short! I kinda wanna read more than that X3
Date: June 07, 2016 4:45 pm Title: Darkling
I was looking through stories for the PF awards and ran into this! It's what I get for not checking the site everyday lately.
I LOVE how Lassie is so indignant of being the stereotypical werewolf.
"Jules," he said, "look at you. You have none of the classic hallmarks of being a horror movie creature like Lassie does."
"Hey!" Lassiter said.
So funny! The whole exchange is great!
Author's Response: Ba ha ha! Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it and I'm sorry for not responding sooner. That's what *I* get for not checking the site every day. :-D
Date: October 10, 2015 7:00 pm Title: Darkling
I guess I'll be the first to review since I was so boldly mentioned :D This was a great Shules read, PH. You should be proud of your early morning writings. I know mine's would've been completely incomprehensible in every way. Anyway, I have to congratulate you. You actually made me laugh. Me laughing at a story is also incomprehensible. :P Werewolf Lassie wearing an orange vest to go hunting with. That was genius! Massie wholeheartedly disagrees and wants to de-weed this Lassie out of the gene pool, but I'll keep him away for you. The Shules was spot on, although I could feel that the "love conquering the instinct to feed" thing was a pick at me and our conversation about Twilight. Also "humans tasting icky" coming from Lassie, gave Massie another reason to want to get rid of this Lassie, so keep your vortex manipulator close and at hand since he really wants to steal it. :D All and all, you did good and now Shawn is going to be Lassie's Beta. lol Perfect! *evil laugh*
Author's Response: Thank you, Luna. You know how much I appreciate you humoring me in all my wild tangents. :-D I'm so delighted that you actually thought it was funny! That makes me so happy! I don't even know where the orange vest thing came from. It had to have been Lassie speaking to me, because it just popped in there and I couldn't make that notion go away, even though it seemed like it'd be bizarre. :-D I'm not surprised that Massie wants to get rid of him, but it some ways, it kind of does seem like something Lassie would do, given his love of rules and procedures. :-D I will say that you're right; this entire story pretty much stemmed as a response from our conversation. I hope you don't mind. I don't know how well this came through, but I also tried to play up the fight scene and the "blood blood eat them all" stuff because I was thinking of how you talked about Being Human and balancing the human part with the monster part. Basically, I was kinda trying to mesh my view and your view together... I don't know if that worked or not, because I didn't really put a whole lot of thought into this. It was all an impulse piece. I'll try to keep Orange Vest Lassie alive, although now I kind of want to get them to meet up just to see what would happen. Is that bad? :-D Oh, Shawn... Poor thing. :-D I don't really even know where that came from either. Lassie just did it with no warning, and it seemed like a good ending at the time. Go out not with a bang, but a chomp. :-D I kind of want to write a sequel now just to explore Werewolf Shawn and Alpha Wolf Lassie, but I don't even know where that would start. :-D Thank you again for reading this for me and giving me feedback. It's always really encouraging and really helpful to hear what you think. :-)