|Reviews for Softening the Edges|
| Gohanzgirl 9/14/09 . chapter 1
Absolutely loved it!
| recyclablefoxx 7/14/09 . chapter 1
This is interesting, i hope you continue the story.
| Alonein-Darkness7 8/17/08 . chapter 1
Oh wow! This was the first fic I've ever read with Mikey and Casey going out together for a night. Odd, you'd think people would write more about those two since they work so well together. I loved that you did this from Casey's p.o.v. and all of his thoughts were perfect for him! Wonderful job!
| Darlantana 8/11/08 . chapter 1
Yay! Glad to...uh...read you again! That sounded weird, I know :D Great job as usual!
| calliopechild 8/10/08 . chapter 1
This was a really neat little one-shot. Mikey and Casey definitely aren't two characters that we see interacting too often, but I really liked how you wrote the dialogue between them. You did an especially great job nailing Casey, if you ask me; even if you're not happy with the ending, I enjoyed it. A nice little piece, and it's great to seeing something new from you again. :D Good luck defeating the writer's block! _
| KleeZeeNex 8/10/08 . chapter 1
Well of course that was great. The ending was fine; I'm not sure what you were worried about. Casey is always spectacular, and Mikey... well he's not so annoying in your stories. So I was left a bit disappointed when I didn't get to read about their adventure together. Other than that, great job.
| omasuoniwabanshi 8/10/08 . chapter 1
“I figured. You’ll annoy them into submission, right?”
Of all the really funny one-liners in this story, that one made me smile the most.
I'm glad I saw the TMNT movie before reading this, because for once I understood the background and characters perfectly before diving into a turtles story. Casey took the perfect tack with Mikey.
The ending was fine. Don't know what you were so worried about. Not all endings have to be dramatic. Sometimes a character coming to a decision works out just as well. I was very satisfied with it.
| Sassyblondexoxo 8/10/08 . chapter 1
Holy cow, you're back!
What an absolutely LOVELY little one-shot. I love Casey, especially stories that focus on his character development. You did a great job using his thoughts to sum up the whole atmosphere for the turtles while Leo was gone...and I have to admit, I did a fair amount of giggling while I was reading. The image at the beginning of Leo in an apron, chain smoking and tapping his foot, waiting for Raph to come home was too much.
"And when he finally guessed what Raphael was doing with his long nights out on the streets, Casey didn’t know whether to be hurt that Raph hadn’t told him, or horrified that out of all of them, Casey was the only one to work it out."
"Come to think of it, he wondered if Don DID know."
Love this part. And I have to say, I agree with what you're implying...maybe a new bunny for you? Don figuring out Raph is the nightwatcher, his thoughts and why he decides to do nothing?
I loved the sweet, muted humor way that you had casey and mike interact. I laughed, and still felt sad about what they were both going through. Oh geez, here comes another bunny...even though this stands perfectly as a one-shot, I'd love to see what kind of trouble that they actually get into...
Thanks for read Nekotsuki. Hopefully the muses stay good to you, and we might get another update!
| Kallasilya 8/9/08 . chapter 1
Hooray, a new story! If I had a bit more time on my hands I'd leave some feedback other than 'This is awesome!' and 'I can't believe you think this is a -rough- story!', but alas, I have to run off to work.
But it really is awesome. Your characterisation and dialogue is some of the best I've ever read. I love Casey, and there's a severe shortage of good fics about him. So thanks! :D
| Elsiah 8/9/08 . chapter 1
Haha, I love all of the subtle humor. Casey isn't usually thought of as a thinker, (lol), but this is a reflection piece that has Casey Jones written all over it. And personally, I thought the ending was great. Awesome job. I really enjoyed it.
| KameTerra 8/9/08 . chapter 1
This is really cute, Neko. I love it when I get to read about seldom-examined relationships, and Mike and Casey hanging out is not only refreshing to see, but makes perfect sense. Mikey's a social turtle, Raph's distanced himself from everyone... of COURSE Mike and Casey could have some fun together! Now that I've read this, I'd like to see more stories about Mike during Leo's absence.
As far as suggestions for improvement go, the story really came to life when Mikey entered into the scene, giving us some fun dialogue and a great dynamic between the two. The beginning, though, consisting of background in the form of Casey's thoughts, probably could have used a little something to make it seem more alive, or exciting, but I'm not quite sure what that might be! Sorry I can't be more specific.
Keep it up, this was a fun read!
| Anticia 8/9/08 . chapter 1
Aww..I so know how Casey feels...damned...you cough the feeling of the falling apart family so well..
this story was kind of soothing me...TTwTT
It was so sad...yeah..what you wrote about Leo, Raph...poor Don and Mikey...and the best what you wrote about Case.
I wonderde too how the hell nobody (especially Leo) didn'T find out who the NW was...shame...and very sad. Maybe Don knew it...He should.
Sad, boring Mikey is...very...heartbraking for me...one of the worst scene was for me and even for my husband who gets annoyed by Mikey) when the youngest comes home and nooane is answering him... That time I didn't know ANYTHING about the turtles's personalities. This film was the first thing I saw...and I still could sense all the broken bonds..it boiled my blood...i could yelled after watching it. I needed the series to calm me after that.
This story has good effect on me as well. It was very nice adding the that stupid movie... TT TT
| Terry-McElrath 8/9/08 . chapter 1
Very nice! I don't know very much about TMNT, but then again, you don't have to with this story. I do understand what people have to do to keep their families together, and your story proves that you do, too. Very nice descriptions and I loved how Casey and Mike interacted. Congratulations on a breaking through your writer's block with a great story!
| Storm Princess 8/9/08 . chapter 1
Excellent! You're one of the few people who write Casey well. Write more!
| saralinda 8/9/08 . chapter 1
I really enjoyed reading this. I love your subtle humor and details. I think the characterization of Casey was well done-we rarely see him being so thoughtful, but he must do something when he's home alone, right? Great story!