|Reviews for Shattered|
| Phoebe Cloud 4/4/11 . chapter 22
I LOVED this! I'm glad that Norman finally got the happy ending he deserves.
You really captured Norman perfectly, and I love that Laney exists. And while I especially like that when Norman and Connie went their separate ways, I'm glad they AGREED to, if you get what I mean.
We all know that Tony Perkins was gorgeous in the first movie, but I thought he was quite handsome in II, II, and IV, especially for being like 40-50 yrs, and I like that Laney felt the same way. Heh. ;]
Not really sure what else to add except for that this story is DEFINITELY going on my favorites, and when I finish typing this review I'm going to your profile to see what else you've written :D.
| ChocolateChipCookie25 3/17/11 . chapter 22
Awww, I loved it! Good job. :)
| smithsbabe65 3/8/11 . chapter 22
I read every single chapter of this glorious opus in one sitting. I would have reviewed as I went along, but I didn't want to pause until I got to the end.
So I decided to save the commentary until the last blessed chapter.
I've been a life long Psycho, and for that matter Tony Perkins fan. And I have to say that after many years of searching, I never thought that I would find a fan fic that would do the character of Norman Bates or the actor that played him justice...until I found yours.
This story from beginning to end was simply spectacular! You not only managed to capture this character so perfectly, you breathed new life into him! My God, I was so spellbound, especially when he visited the grounds of the condemned motel. The descriptions of the decay and neglect were so vivid to me they practically lept off the page.
I loved how you picked up the story directly after the events of Psycho IV. And how I cheered when you correctly portrayed Connie Bates by revealing her as nothing more than a selfish, lonely woman. By putting her own needs in front of her husband's she was exposed for the master manipulator and lier that she is. Poor Norman, duped into a marriage that was a mistake from very beginning.
And thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us an OFC that we could identify with and root for. Laney was certainly a breath of fresh air and EXACTLY what Norman needed. By associating her with the best memories of his otherwise horrific childhood, she immediately became an symbol for his salvation and future. Thank goodness she's the antithesis of Dr. Connie.
I also gave three cheers for the brief appearance of Tracy Venable. Yeah, I know she's annoying but she served her purpose.
Lastly, the way you depicted all of Tony Perkins' mannerisms, quirks, tics and that sweet endearing stutter was sheer perfection!
I know that this story has come to an end. But I hope that you will continue to regale us with more sotries of Norman Bates or any other of Tony Perkins' characters. His portrayal as Alexis in Phaedra comes to mind. God, that man was so hot in that fireplace seduction scene. If you haven't seen it there's a clip of it on You Tube.
| Birikein 6/2/10 . chapter 22
The end.. sniff... but it's a good end for all, even for Connie :/ hehe.
So typical for the police and other pubblic entities ("He's not our problem now.")to pass the black cat with boots to the next...
In chap 19 you really makes clear what a person is Connie! So selfish... but I thought that she would give more war or at least, more problems. It was a short and clean cut and it's ok this way. She get wath she wants and Norman too. :D
A little advice for your possible next Norman story... don't overdo it with the stutter :P
Love the little moment of suspens between chap 21 and 22 :D
Summary: you write simple stories with realism (both: situation and characters), tactful, well-structured and your art to express/write it is what I love. In this story what I especially appreciate arre the different points of view of each involved part (Norman, Laney, Police, Sandy, Tv reporters, etc... even Connie).
| Demonic Muffin 5/22/10 . chapter 18
I feel worse every time I read a new chapter that I've only seen the crappy Vince Vaughn remake. This fic getting better and better with each chapter - you're doing such a great job, dear! It's thrilling and the dialogue between Norman and Laney makes me giddy!
| Birikein 5/10/10 . chapter 17
Chap 16 and 17: Ok... read up all the compliments you can find here in the net.. they are all for you (I stole them and give them to you.. :P) Ok ok.. be a little more serious (although I was serious with that). The policemen always with a joke on their tongue... LOL Norman is Norman, just that lovely.. he needs Laney (AWAY WITH THAT CONNIE!)
And the part "You've been a naughty boy, Norman." is PRICELESS.
So far I love this story a lot (hmm.. *looking my other review*... you didn't noticed it until now, do you? :P
| Birikein 5/10/10 . chapter 15
Hi you storyteller! Chap 15: well done!
Laney thoughts and her POV are really good.
The news - as if you'd caught them from the TV :P
And Norman with his typical "shook his head slowly, and this gradually changed to a nod." and stuttering ... can't be more perfect. :D
| Demonic Muffin 5/7/10 . chapter 15
I freaked out at every word. You really know how to pull me in. This was an awesome way to start off a long weekend!
| Birikein 4/28/10 . chapter 14
Action! At last, Action! :D
Someone could think that so many police cars only for Norman are exaggerated... taked from a movie or something like that. Hey, here if someone has not the right car-papers and has an odd/suspect face, there will be 5 police cars stopping you!
Ok, back to the story, the police men remembers me those from your Javert Christmas story (a little more realistic and serious perhaps, but the same men). When Ackley said "Necrophilia?" I had to stop reading, and waiting two min. before I could read the rest. LOL. Poor Norman! HE IS NOT SO PERV!
"Is he kidding? It's raining! He may have a raincoat, but I don't!" LOL.
Waiting for the next chapter... maybe a Norman - Connie "hi! Nice to see you again?" or we have to wait all the burocratic and police procedure?... hehe you will sure surprise me with something.
| InuYashaBaby1 4/26/10 . chapter 14
Hm...I'm curious to see if Norman really did do it, but if he didn't who would have framed him? Questions, questions. Once again, beautifully writen! I can't wait for more!
| Demonic Muffin 4/24/10 . chapter 12
Deliciously gory. I like the little twists you gave for Norman and Laney - how at first everything seemed innocent, but his protective nature now seems almost frightening (although I'm loving every second of it). The ending was a great whiplash from the more-or-less ordinary troubles between Norman and Connie's marriage. I almost expected it (but I write horror and mystery) and was pleasantly surprised you did exactly how I would have wanted it done! You have an almost creepy way of knowing exactly what it is your reader wants to hear, and putting those parts in at the right moments. In the less-than-adequate words of SMeyer, your stories "are my own personal brand of heroin". You don't even have to ask for me to continue reading.
| Demonic Muffin 4/23/10 . chapter 10
Oh God, I made an account just so I could review this - and I'm late in doing so! Oh my goodness, Corvid, this is really awesome! It's just sucking me in! You really have a way with words - I don't know what it is. I can't think of a bad thing to say, I really can't. Your updates just make my day and brighten my spirits.
| InuYashaBaby1 4/21/10 . chapter 8
You have a real talent for story telling. I have been roped in from the beginning! I find your interpretation of Norman to be very acurate. I like what you've done with Connie, and I'm eager to see where this goes :)
| Birikein 4/16/10 . chapter 6
You make me happy this morning posting this chapter and the one of POL. :D
"My luck, I'd only end up crippled, not dead..." I'm sure about it, poor Norman. And the idea of burning the house is not new for him :D
But where you really see that this is a little masterpiece is when you read pieces like this one: "his married life- married 'lie'"
Connie seems to have develope a 6th sense for "danger", that's good.
And another sentence that make me laugh is: "He was running away from home, just for a little while. Perhaps just for practice." LOL
Wish to meet Laney soon :D
| JashinsBitch 3/18/10 . chapter 5
awesome story you don't find too many good psycho fanfictions everyday 10/10 xD