|Reviews for And Love Thee After|
| Guest 1/27/13 . chapter 22
Okay, first off, this was brilliant. Its so rare that you find a fanfic adaptation that remains true to character, given the circumstances of the story's situation. With Othello you went above and beyond expectations and created a story as tragic as it was well-told. Kudos to you Brunette.
Second, I was wondering if you'd be willing to write another mummy adaptation based on the movie Anastasia, set in ancient Egypt and Egypt of the 1920s. Having recently re-watched the film I couldn't help but think that Rick, Evy and Jonathan would be perfect as Dimitri, Ana and Vlad. Plus, it'd be great to see Imhotep as Rasputin and Beni as fickle Bartok.
| romeondjuliet4-ever 10/20/12 . chapter 22
This was an amazing story! But you have no idea how hard I cried when Ardeth killed Delphine and then killed himself. I've only read about a handful of fanfics which have made me cry,this is definitely one of them. If it's okay,I was wondering if maybe you could write an alternate ending to this story?I know this story is complete,but it would mean a lot if you could write an alternate ending or maybe even another Delphine/Ardeth story? If you don't I completely ,amazing story!
| Fluffymonkeyz27 10/4/12 . chapter 22
Wow... I've read plenty of angst stories but this one is special. Reading this and listening to Katy perry's pearl was just too great! Well done :)
| Lyrical Ballads 5/16/12 . chapter 23
I think the epilogue works, though the story could also do perfectly well without it. However, I like it because it gives us a glimpse of what happened to Beni afterwards, which is something that Shakespeare doesn't do with Iago. We can only guess what happened to Iago at the end of the play and since Beni is pretty much the star of this story, it's perfectly fitting to give us an epilogue to show what happened to him.
So all in all, I think you did a fine job with this! And I can't believe it's over. I'm really going to miss all your wonderful updates, but I can always just go back and read the story again. :)
| Lyrical Ballads 5/16/12 . chapter 22
I already figured you would write a perfect ending, but this is even MORE perfect than I imagined it would be! Even though a good deal of this chapter is distinctly Shakespeare, it also managed to be very, very Mummy and I think that's what I love the most about it.
And I've said this a million times, but Beni makes the most perfect Iago ever. Iago has such trivial, petty reasons for causing such tragedy, which is what makes his plot so utterly terrible, and I see Beni as a character who's capable of the same pettiness. He shut that door on Rick at Hamunaptra for no good reason, after all, so I can totally see him taking revenge over something as trivial as a promotion.
Also, Dracula! I love that book. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
I'm off to the epilogue now. I'm sure it'll be amazing!
| Lyrical Ballads 5/16/12 . chapter 21
This was incredibly well done. Even though I knew all along that Ardeth was going to smother Delphine, you did a fantastic job of leading up to his ultimate decision. Yet another amazing chapter! Okay, they're all amazing, but this one is especially amazing.
The story is nearly done though! I think I'm already going through withdrawal and you haven't even finished it yet. I can't wait to see how this ends!
| ghilliekitten 5/15/12 . chapter 20
Okay, I don't think I've been clear enough - ever since you started updating this story again, I've been liking each new chapter more and more. Each time you post a new chapter I have a new favorite, and this chapter is your best work yet.
The scene with Beni Evy ... God ... that was ... well, I can't find words to describe it.
and the ending to this chapter ... Wow.
| ghilliekitten 5/15/12 . chapter 19
And finally Rick and Evy suspect something. I don't think they have any idea exactly what is going on, but they at least suspect that something is amiss.
And the conversation between Ardeth and Delphine ... just ... wow *shudders*
On to chapter twenty!
| ghilliekitten 5/15/12 . chapter 18
Okay, I have some reading and reviewing to catch up on! You know ... the only thing better than having time to read fanfiction is to have incredible fanfiction like this to read :)
This chapter was just ... wow. I loved it! I love how you successfully worked in Meela, I loved Evy and Delphine's conversation ... just incredible.
On to chapter 19!
| Lyrical Ballads 5/15/12 . chapter 20
WOW. THIS CHAPTER. THIS FREAKING CHAPTER.
That is a compliment, by the way. I think I've named two or three other chapters as my favorite, but this is probably my new favorite chapter. Now where can I start?
First of all, I adore everything about the first few paragraphs, especially this part: "Beni had spent much, too much, of his time completely powerless. And he weilded power worse than any bully he'd ever encountered, because he knew what weakness felt like. He knew how fear worked. He knew what people did when they were trapped in a corner with nowhere else to turn. And he liked seeing people in those circumstances. It was a pleasant reminder that he wasn't there anymore."
That right there is the reason why this version of Beni works so well in the context of this story. It makes perfect sense. In the film he's always on the bottom rung of the ladder, but then Imhotep comes along and gives him the chance to have a place in the world, and Beni ENJOYS it. He likes having power over Burns after Burns is rendered helpless, he likes having power over Evelyn (telling her to keep moving and so on), and I think he enjoys this because he knows exactly what it's like to get pushed around. If Beni ever did end up in a position of true power, like in this story, he would probably behave exactly the way you've portrayed him.
So yes, that section that I quoted is amazing. I AM ON THE VERGE OF WORSHIPPING THIS CHAPTER.
And that scene with Evy! The whole thing is unbelievably powerful. I kept expecting Beni to demand who Evy's been sleeping with, but I guess it doesn't matter since he's planning to kill Rick anyway. And now I'm wondering if Rick is actually going to die or not. You've got me so anxious for the next chapter!
| Lyrical Ballads 5/15/12 . chapter 19
I think I've said this before, but you do a fantastic job writing Rick and Evy's part of the story. I really adore all the scenes that focus on them.
And since their part of the story is a twist on the original, I have no idea what's going to happen! Is Beni going to kill Evy? Does she survive and run off with Rick? I can't even guess, but that's just part of the fun.
Also I finished re-reading Othello, so now I'm in a major Othello mood. I will never get over how amazing that play is. I'm just in absolute AWE every time I read it and the fact that you've written a brilliant adaptation really says a lot. This fic is genius!
| Lyrical Ballads 5/14/12 . chapter 18
This chapter has rendered me nearly incoherent. I am one step away from just pounding a long string of gibberish on my keyboard to express how excited I am.
I'm currently re-reading Othello and just finished Act IV, which is right around where this chapter takes place. I better hurry up and read Act V before you update some more! Once again I am highly impressed with the way you've taken the play and transformed it into something creative, while still remaining true to the original story.
So, what can I say about this chapter in particular?
I love Rick's confusion.
I love Meela.
I love Evy and Delphine's conversation.
I (obviously) LOVE Beni, even when you've made him into the most horrible bastard imaginable. In fact, the more horribly he behaves, the more I love him.
I pretty much love everything (especially Beni's strangely enticing wickedness), so as usual I look forward to your next update!
| ghilliekitten 5/14/12 . chapter 17
Yet another amazing chapter! so well written! I mean, to say that this chapter is intense is a gross understatement. It is jam packed full of raw emotion that the readers feel right along with the characters. Kudos to you!
Yes, it has been a long time, but I'm glad you're still writing this! so long as you keep writing I'll keep reading and reviewing.
| Lyrical Ballads 5/14/12 . chapter 17
I'm glad you're on a roll because this is currently my favorite story!
Even though it's short, I think this is one of my favorite chapters. It's amazing how well Beni can work with characters he doesn't even speak to in the film, like Meela and Ardeth. This scene between him and Ardeth was FANTASTIC, by far my favorite scene with Ardeth in it, and I especially love the end. Is Ardeth going to strangle Delphine or punish her some other way? I can't wait to find out!
| ghilliekitten 5/14/12 . chapter 16
The only thing I can say is wow.
This is an incredible fic, and you are an incredible writer. I have come to expect the best from you, and these recent two chapters did not disappoint.
For example, the conversation between Rick and Ardeth in this chapter - so well done.
I was so sad when I saw that this fic was on hiatus what seems like forever ago, and I am so glad that you updated! Keep up the good work!