Fic post: The Sky Is Falling
Jun. 1st, 2006 @ 09:12 am
Here via surreallis
. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading this. I love how you see Sam and Cam's interaction. How at first it's Cam who needs the reassurance from Sam's experience of world ending crises, and at the end it's Sam needing Cam's reassurance.
And I now have fixed in my mind an image of Cam sitting backwards on a child sized chair watching while Sam sits perched on her own child sized chair plotting circles of destruction on a school room map. Very cool story!
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. The turnabout of who needs comfort when was very important to me, I'm thrilled you picked that out; I wanted them to mourn in their own time and way, but be there for each other regardless of the timing being off. Actually, I think it's more equable that only one of them is really hurting at a time, it's like taking watch.
Heh. Little chairs. Because they have resources, but they aren't the ideal ones. Cam would totally sit backwards, wouldn't he?
Finally got around to reading this, and wow. I've noticed in several of your stories that you're very meticulous when it comes to weaving the details throughout the characterization to push along the story. And I also love when Sam challenges Cam, "Are you giving up on me?" As if to say, buck up fly boy, and he stepped up, mirroring their interaction on the show as being on equal footing. Very nice job.
Thanks, and I hope the details and the characterization goes together smoothly, I'd hate for you to be aware of exposition while you were reading.
I liked Sam's anger and I liked that she took it out on Cam and challenged him and that he did handle it and sometimes fight back just a little bit (possibly a little harshly if he was drunk) because it's hard to see other people dealing with a situation you aren't ready to address yet, and them heading in the same direction but getting there at different speeds was interesting to me.
I'm glad you liked it.
There are a couple of things I particularly like about this (beyond the characterization and the theme, which, of course, I love). I like that we don't know exactly what happened and that there's ambiguity about who/where the attack came from. I like that this might be something that humans (from Earth) have done, rather than a threat from outside. I also enjoy that their life is kind of idyllic in some ways, even as they have no idea of is happening beyond the rolling hills.
I? Love this read. I never even though... well, nevermind. I did work out all the who, why, where backstory to a degree, but I'll credit RW with telling me that less is more and once I started explaining I'd need to explain all of it, including how plot holes weren't... and it's so mcuh stronger for not explaining, I have to say. She was really, really right. I think it contributed to the characterization, too, because it's got to be killing Sam to have all this comfort and not know what the big picture was.
Plus I liked that she wouldn't re-explain something that Cam already knew or witnessed.
Thanks for reading, and for picking out the bits that you did, they were some of my favorite bits.
|Date:||June 11th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)|| |
The Sky is Falling
Loved it! Any chance this is a WIP?? Has great possibilities!
|Date:||June 12th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: The Sky is Falling
LOL, you're so sweet. I have only one WIP as a continuation of a fic that I've ever written and it's the bane of my existance trying to write that story, so alas, no, I have no plans to continue this. I'm so glad you liked it enough to be curious about further developments, though!
Lovely! I would expound, but I do believe the others beat me to it.
Thanks for sharing--you did a wonderful job.