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  1. The Life of Seeon

    Thank you for the in depth review Dr. Paladin. Seeon began as a prompt, where a character is given as a wedding trophy to end a war. For me that character became Seeon. I just wanted to see what happens when you take someone who for the most part has been totally isolated and now they are dropped into the middle of a large family that is loud, loving, and as opposite of Seeon's life as you can get. Just glad you are getting so much out of it.

    On 05/06/2015 08:24 PM, drpaladin said:
    I saw this story today and read it from the beginning until the current chapter ten in one sitting. That alone should speak for itself. This is a very imaginative story that ends up highlighting the differences between two countries and their cultures. In a significant way the reader can draw parallels with real existing cultures and customs.

    Seeon is born into what should have been a life of extreme privilege. Due to rigid traditions, he is forced from one life path to another and another. He is born a royal prince, but an unwanted extra one who is lonely with only his sisters as companions. He is forced to choose between becoming a eunuch or the priesthood, not a true choice at all. Later because of war and lack of more sisters, he is forced into becoming a Ma' Nee. This is the worst possible fate, because he becomes a faux woman who is a non-person lower than the lowest in the kingdom to be married off to seal an alliance. It is the purest irony that this becomes his salvation and leads to the opportunity to have more happiness and fulfillment than even his kingly brother.

    Seeing the Toleran society and customs juxtaposed with those of the Horeun Kingdom through Seeon's experiences is like a study between dark and light and ultimately, absurdity and practicality. Life in Horeun seems more relaxed and pleasant for everyone.

    As we near the end of the story, we can see it as a slyly allegorical tale that teaches the true value and benefits to society of personal freedoms and individual self worth.

    Thank you for the in depth review Dr. Paladin. Seeon began as a prompt, where a character is given as a wedding trophy to end a war. For me that character became Seeon. I just wanted to see what happens when you take someone who for the most part has been totally isolated and now they are dropped into the middle of a large family that is loud, loving, and as opposite of Seeon's life as you can get. Just glad you are getting so much out of it.
  2. A Wolf And His Man

    You had a lot going on in this story and I enjoyed it. I am a sucker for anyone who has a dog and keeps them close. Oli and Ruff were truly sweet. You feel for poor Boris whose life hasn't been an easy one. You root for both of them. Oliver's father leaves a lot to be desired. I find very little redeeming in him, and while he might have tried to bridge the space with the bed and keeping his son's first drawing, it seems so small against all the pain he inflicted on his son growing up. Andrea, his mother, should be up for sainthood.   It was a truly interesting story and new take on werewolves for me. Nicely done Sasha.

    You had a lot going on in this story and I enjoyed it. I am a sucker for anyone who has a dog and keeps them close. Oli and Ruff were truly sweet. You feel for poor Boris whose life hasn't been an easy one. You root for both of them. Oliver's father leaves a lot to be desired. I find very little redeeming in him, and while he might have tried to bridge the space with the bed and keeping his son's first drawing, it seems so small against all the pain he inflicted on his son growing up. Andrea, his mother, should be up for sainthood.

     

    It was a truly interesting story and new take on werewolves for me. Nicely done Sasha.

  3. Nightfall

    James, The 80s is when I came of age. Sex was a scary thing, especially if you were gay. It was almost seen as if you have sex you die. Add in all the other baggage I was carrying at this time and you just were plain scared to do much. At least my sex ed teachers did their best to dispel the rumors and mistakes, while giving us the truth about so much. Aids was a big scary thing that seemed to take so many gay men and once you had it you wore it like the Scarlet Letter - A - only instead of adultery it was AIDS and a death sentence.   I read this the day it came out and it took me a while to decide how to respond. So many memories came up. It took me a while to trust and allow myself to do anything. It was never a case of being in the closet. No more a case of being terrified to act on it and catch something. I watched friends of my parents, lively and bright one day, and gone the next in painful ways. For a while it seemed my parents were always attending a funeral. "Uncle Charlie" died, and his close friend Peter followed him. As a young teenager it didn't always immediately click that these men were partners til you heard of their funerals.   I'm sorry you had to deal with so much, but I am glad you were able to tell the story James. This another part of our history that can't be forgotten.

    James,

    The 80s is when I came of age. Sex was a scary thing, especially if you were gay. It was almost seen as if you have sex you die. Add in all the other baggage I was carrying at this time and you just were plain scared to do much. At least my sex ed teachers did their best to dispel the rumors and mistakes, while giving us the truth about so much. Aids was a big scary thing that seemed to take so many gay men and once you had it you wore it like the Scarlet Letter - A - only instead of adultery it was AIDS and a death sentence.

     

    I read this the day it came out and it took me a while to decide how to respond. So many memories came up. It took me a while to trust and allow myself to do anything. It was never a case of being in the closet. No more a case of being terrified to act on it and catch something. I watched friends of my parents, lively and bright one day, and gone the next in painful ways. For a while it seemed my parents were always attending a funeral. "Uncle Charlie" died, and his close friend Peter followed him. As a young teenager it didn't always immediately click that these men were partners til you heard of their funerals.

     

    I'm sorry you had to deal with so much, but I am glad you were able to tell the story James. This another part of our history that can't be forgotten.

  4. The Wardrobe

    Poor Sam. I think there are times we all blind ourselves to what is going on right in front of our faces because we just don't want to deal with it. I thought your story was really nicely crafted. Good job all around.

    Poor Sam. I think there are times we all blind ourselves to what is going on right in front of our faces because we just don't want to deal with it. I thought your story was really nicely crafted. Good job all around.

  5. Statuary

    So from simple home improvement to Pandora possession. Funny, who knew that the gay man would be drawn in and taken by the beautiful evil wench. Thank goodness Kit doesn't give up and is willing to fight for Matt. However, you don't leave the bitch buried, but let her out once again. You are not nice.

    So from simple home improvement to Pandora possession. Funny, who knew that the gay man would be drawn in and taken by the beautiful evil wench. Thank goodness Kit doesn't give up and is willing to fight for Matt. However, you don't leave the bitch buried, but let her out once again. You are not nice. :lol:

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  6. A Cat's Life

    Um, Thanks. Nice to know I haven't been the only one to have issues with a review.

    On 08/04/2013 02:13 AM, David McLeod said:
    Um, Thanks. Nice to know I haven't been the only one to have issues with a review.
  7. Hard Choices

    I'm glad you enjoyed the story Andy. It wasn't an easy tale to tell but it seems to have done the job. Thanks for the comment.

    On 06/28/2013 03:34 AM, Andy78 said:
    A really touching story Wayne. I loved it.
    I'm glad you enjoyed the story Andy. It wasn't an easy tale to tell but it seems to have done the job. Thanks for the comment.
  8. The Escape of John Doe

    I am glad it held your attention. This was one of those stories that once I began it, it seemed to take on a life of its own. However I will admit the story would never have been as good without the efforts of my team. They made my story sparkle. This was only meant to be a one shot though. I really don't intend to pick this up again.

    On 12/10/2012 09:14 AM, harcallard said:
    I was pulled into it from the beginning. The poor guy who was tortured seemed to be distant. I am wondering and hoping that officer will be friend the guy. I must say that I can not wait for the next installment. I agree with Carrington, it is by far the darkest you have written thus far. I was always told a writer would never be afraid to attempt something new and unknown to them. I think you have accomplished this feat.
    I am glad it held your attention. This was one of those stories that once I began it, it seemed to take on a life of its own. However I will admit the story would never have been as good without the efforts of my team. They made my story sparkle. This was only meant to be a one shot though. I really don't intend to pick this up again.
  9. Lets Make Love

    I'm glad this got the focus Mark. Gives people a chance to see your writing. This was well done and if I haven't said it before, I am proud to have been part of your team.

    I'm glad this got the focus Mark. Gives people a chance to see your writing. This was well done and if I haven't said it before, I am proud to have been part of your team.

  10. Made For Him

    Thanks Bill. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for catching the error. All fixed as well.

    On 06/16/2012 07:18 PM, Bill W said:
    Now there's a different take on genetic engineering. Where can I order one?

    I loved the story and how you worked it out. I found it absolutely fascinating.

    I will offer you one mistake I found and that you may wish to correct. Near the end, when Al is talking in private with Rob, In the paragraph beginning "I understand," TJ explained looking Rob in the eyes. I believe that should be Al explained, not TJ.

    Thanks Bill. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for catching the error. All fixed as well.
  11. A Changelings Tale

    I always like a certain amount mischief in a story. It helps to keep it interesting Bill. Glad you liked it.

    On 03/18/2012 05:47 AM, Bill W said:
    A wee bit of the Leprechaun for St. Patty's Day. Very enjoyable and an interesting concept. Maybe all those 'angels' that have come to someone's rescue in the past were only a mischievous fairie.
    I always like a certain amount mischief in a story. It helps to keep it interesting Bill. Glad you liked it.
  12. The Strange Life of Jonas Marks

    Now do you think I would tell you and ruin the surprise? I don't know if you read the original story I based this off but if you did then you know some of what is coming. but I like to add a few curve balls so you have fun reading the expanded tale.

    On 03/07/2012 08:09 AM, hillj69 said:
    Painful. No, not the story: it's great fun although I feel as though you're constantly biting your tongue to keep from all out laughing, comicfan. No, what is painful is the way you measure out the information, one grain at a time. It's like watching some artsy commercial where a desperate househusband is pouring rice in slow motion: painful. Way to keep us hooked! thumbsup.gif

    PS: Any chance the blind date could be Daniel? He certainly caught Jonas' attention.

    Now do you think I would tell you and ruin the surprise? :lol: I don't know if you read the original story I based this off but if you did then you know some of what is coming. but I like to add a few curve balls so you have fun reading the expanded tale.
  13. Red

    Glad you enjoyed it Andy. I have fun with the fairy tales, telling them in new ways. I just never want people to sit down to anything I write and go, oh, I know how this is going to end.

    On 02/27/2012 11:16 PM, Andy78 said:
    I really enjoyed that one.

    A nice retelling of a classic, with a few interesting spins.

    Glad you enjoyed it Andy. I have fun with the fairy tales, telling them in new ways. I just never want people to sit down to anything I write and go, oh, I know how this is going to end.
  14. Accidents Happen

    Thank you so much for the review Tanya. I think the major problem was this was written over an eight to nine month span so it wasn't as perfect as it could be. I am just pleased most people seem to forgive the errors and enjoy it anyway.

    On 01/18/2012 01:16 PM, Tanya Bronitskaya said:
    From my point of view, your story is absolutely perfect. Not too short but also not too long. It has a really good plot, and also an awesome and easy to read writing style. Even though there is some difficulties with following the timeline.

    Overall, this story is really good. I bet you if put some more rendering there then you could easily publish it. If there was a novel like that in the market right now I'd buy it right away and then read it again and again.

    Thank you for writing such a brilliant piece.

    Thank you so much for the review Tanya. I think the major problem was this was written over an eight to nine month span so it wasn't as perfect as it could be. I am just pleased most people seem to forgive the errors and enjoy it anyway. :)
  15. Always, Tad!

    Well I thank you for reading, Ella. It is one of those where situations where you hope it will go right but life is never smooth. I'm Andrea got to you. She sort of is based off a former student of mine. She might have been young, but she called them as she seen them and she was usually right on target.

    On 12/30/2011 01:12 AM, Elisabeth said:
    I was reading this occasionally for a week now (I printed the anthology before I „left“), and every time I had to laugh harder. It is, like it is with romance, predictable in a way and to me the title already says how it ends before I read it, but I loved it. Especially Andrea’s character, because she used almost the exact same line as one of my former elementary students (with him it was “God, adult people!”) I also loved the scene in the kitchen, because when I read this I automatically imagine a really crammed and small room and imagining a proposal to take place in that kind of surrounding seems at the same time entirely surreal and entirely possible to me. Also I imagine Tad a quite tall man which adds to the picture. My, I can even see food splattering and sticking around there somewhere :)

    Ella (that's shorter than Elisabeth, ain't it? ;) )

    Well I thank you for reading, Ella. :) It is one of those where situations where you hope it will go right but life is never smooth. I'm Andrea got to you. She sort of is based off a former student of mine. She might have been young, but she called them as she seen them and she was usually right on target.
  16. The Life of Seeon

    I haven't posted all the chapters in the first book yet. lol. Silly, KC. However I have begun the second book. Once I get a bit more done expect some beta work.

    On 12/22/2011 03:21 PM, K.C. said:
    I noticed that you didn't change the status from 'in process' to 'complete'

    I hope that means there will be more to come. It's always weird leaving reviews as the chapters go along when I've beta'ed it and already read it :P But I wanted you to know how much I really like this story. I'm really hoping that you will continue it. A few more chapters maybe or part 2? Please??? I'mnot ready to see it end :(

    I haven't posted all the chapters in the first book yet. lol. Silly, KC. However I have begun the second book. Once I get a bit more done expect some beta work.
  17. The Life of Seeon

    I haven't posted all the chapters in the first book yet. lol. Silly, KC. However I have begun the second book. Once I get a bit more done expect some beta work.

    On 12/22/2011 03:21 PM, K.C. said:
    I noticed that you didn't change the status from 'in process' to 'complete'

    I hope that means there will be more to come. It's always weird leaving reviews as the chapters go along when I've beta'ed it and already read it :P But I wanted you to know how much I really like this story. I'm really hoping that you will continue it. A few more chapters maybe or part 2? Please??? I'mnot ready to see it end :(

    I haven't posted all the chapters in the first book yet. lol. Silly, KC. However I have begun the second book. Once I get a bit more done expect some beta work.
  18. The Life of Seeon

    I'm glad you are enjoying the story so far. Seeon has been kept from having any sort of normal life. His was a life in a gilded cage but it didn't prepare him for much. The world he is about to enter is vastly different. Stay tuned. More next Saturday.

    On 11/20/2011 11:07 AM, hillj69 said:
    Certainly gets more and more intriguing, comicfan. I must admit I'm looking forward to finding out for what Seeon should have been tested. I'm thinking that he has some of the psychic powers that his sisters did, but for some reason if feels as though there is something more. Maybe we'll learn more in the next chapter???

    I must say that from the brief meeting so far, I am continuing to think that Seeon is likely to be better off in the new land than in his homeland. Thanks, comicfan!

     

    John

    I'm glad you are enjoying the story so far. Seeon has been kept from having any sort of normal life. His was a life in a gilded cage but it didn't prepare him for much. The world he is about to enter is vastly different. Stay tuned. More next Saturday.
  19. The Life of Seeon

    Thank You Catristory. I am always happy to know someone is reading and enjoying my work.

    On 11/11/2011 02:55 PM, catristory said:
    I can't wait for the next chapter! Great Work!
    Thank You Catristory. I am always happy to know someone is reading and enjoying my work.
  20. Red

    That was just hysterical Dad. I remember seeing that cartoon of Betty but combining it with the song was just too funny. Thanks. I needed that. Hope you like the rest of the tale.

    On 10/10/2011 02:59 PM, Daddydavek said:
    Well Nock did as expected and talked to the big, bad, wolf.

     

    Just for fun, one of my favorite off-beat songs from 1966 was by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs' L'il Red Riding Hood.

    That was just hysterical Dad. I remember seeing that cartoon of Betty but combining it with the song was just too funny. Thanks. I needed that. Hope you like the rest of the tale.
  21. For the Love of Beauty

    Thank you. Yeah, Greek/Roman Myths rarely end well. Usually my stories end on an up note.

    On 09/25/2011 02:28 AM, Michael9344 said:
    It was just sad... Although it had a somewhat happy ending, it was touching. Great work Comic.
    Thank you. Yeah, Greek/Roman Myths rarely end well. Usually my stories end on an up note.
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