|Reviews for Edge Of the Earth|
| Chreeees 2/19/13 . chapter 73
This was one of the best LAAH fics I've ever read. I was sad to see it end. Keep on writing, you def have a gift for it.
| Rosecrystals 10/2/12 . chapter 73
You didn't have to review as a guest...I'm not gonna flame you and your stories. I'm more mature than that. I agree with you on some points. I know cocaine is miles ahead of weed in terms of physical dependence. I grew up with a drug addict in my family. Maybe my writing was sloppy, call it a plot hole, whatever. But I don't appreciate you trying to "educate" me. And saying Sam isn't suicidal. You may resemble him, so you think you can say what he is and isn't, but if you read the script there's a scene where he's contemplating it. There's an intro to the cliff scene where George jumps off. Sam is sitting and talking to Guster, he says verbatim "the fall wouldn't kill me anyway." And this is before George dies. If he's contemplating killing himself before his life gets really fucked up, then it is possible for him to become suicidal. Generally, people don't change unless they go through some traumatic stuff and in this particular fanfic he did. The events got a little melodramatic in the second half. I'll accept that. And you saying it's unbalanced. I accept that too. But I think the imagery in the story was great. I think the emotional expression was great. It had flaws, but overall I think I did more than an 'okay' job. Maybe not amazing or excellent or even exceptional, but I did damn well.
| Latina Impy 6/3/12 . chapter 73
I happened to find your fanfic by accident; I can't even remember what I was looking to read. But I found it, and I was so happy to find a fanfic for Life As A House! I fell in love with the movie wayy back when I in middle school all because I had a huge crush on cutie Hayden Christensen. The movie is an amazing one and I always wished they could have shown Sam and Alyssa's future together since they're fitting puzzle pieces.
I how you started off just like the movie and put your own pieces to fill in the parts with Sam and Alyssa. Then how you wrote after George's death and how you pictured everyone's lives afterwards. You depict Sam and Alyssa to a tee! I how you stayed true to Sam since he's always giving a snide comment or he's being funny when he doesn't realize it. I thought it was cute how you have him going from a shy boy who didn't know how to act around girls to one who got it down after a few tries LOL. I thought it was adorable how you have focus in on how much Adam looked up to Sam. Cried from laughing so much when Sam took him to Hot Topic for his birthday and turned him into a mini-Sam. LMFAO!
I laughed and cried so much while reading, especially when they lost Jacob. Not to mention afterwards when Sam tried suicide with the pills. I get Alyssa in figuring out there was only so much she could do and watch before figuring out you can't always save someone. Then I cried so much more when Sam went back to his old ways, I literally feared the worst. But then, thanks to you, reunion.
I literally laughed with tears falling down my face while reading the wedding. Sam ditching the limo and driving there? OMFG I felt so bad for Robin! Poor mom was about to have a heart attack because of Sam's driving skills xD. I did a happy dance when Alyssa found out she was having Ally. Whenever I read of Sam with Ally, my heart feels so happy because he's a wonderful father. Then new baby on the way. I was so scared something would happen with Tyler during that 2nd ultrasound, but it turned out to be alright.
I cried my eyes out when Sam got jumped by that gang Josh had sent. GRRRRR! And I felt terrible that Ally was the one who found her daddy lying limp on the ground. Poor thing *hugs for her* and Lyssa pregnant. But Sam was gonna be ok, except for the seizures because of the aftermath of the attack. Then I get to when Josh goes to kill Sam. OMG, I swear, I wanted to jump into that scene and knock Josh the f-out with a baseball bat for pulling that stunt! I was like "No, this can't be happening!" and since it was so close to the end, I thought the worst. Little Ally crying as Lyssa took her inside the house. Then BOOM! Josh shoots himself instead. I definitely didn't see that coming. I kinda feel bad for him since he went from riches to rags, but I guess that's karma for you. But thanks to him pulling that stunt Lyssa has Tyler ahead of time (I think?). I thought it was so cute how Sam promised Lyssa ice cream while she was in labor so she'd keep on pushing. FREAKING CUTE!
I the ending with them all at the beach just like the memory Sam has of him and George during his 6th birthday. I spent all of yesterday (Saturday) and way past midnight (try 3am) because I was that hooked on this pic. Then as soon as I woke up, I got into the website through my phone to keep reading and finished reading it through my laptop.
I read all of your a/n and I understand how frustrating it feels when you see other fanfics that are just downright horrible and yet they get more reviews and hits. SO not fair! It's the same with me and my fanfics in the Twilight world since I pair Jacob with my made up character. Oh, now that I mentioned Twilight, I LOVED the part where Sam tells Alyssa no Twilight names for the baby! I was like "not fair!" LMAO xD
This is definitely how I would have wanted LAAH to have been if they'd continued on after George's death and followed Sam & Alyssa's story. You have my deepest respects as an author because of this fanfic. I can't wait to read more of your fanfics! *round of applause for the author* I'm sorry if this is a REALLY long review, but you deserve it in my opinion. Take care, keep on writing amazing fanfics, and hope to keep in touch.
*lots of hugs and love from Mel*
| EatYourFudge 8/2/11 . chapter 73
Sorry I missed the last few chapters! I really like the way you ended this story. There was a good mix of bitter and sweet.
| MissusNorris 7/10/11 . chapter 71
Oh the fourth of July, I totally forgot about that. But it's good at you had fun, lmao- "dying on the highway," Either you were driving and drunk or you were dancing in the middle of it ;p
So right now I'm up to the point where Peter comes in and then Alyssa yells at him. THANK GOD SAM'S NOT DEAD. And last chapter, he seemed really heroic and manly ;) But I was too focused on him not dying to think about his nobleness. Now, as I was saying, I think the part where Sam was all, "The fuck," was just really really really funny. So Sam.
The parking lot scene was touching. I was like, "Aw," the whole time, but I agree with Sam. I don't want the bastard around George's grandkids either. People who hit kids don't deserve shit.
'Prayded?' Adorable(: Let me guess. The angel was George.
And actually, I though that Sam crying this time was very appropriate. Extremely. I mean, I was crying too. The ending was epic. Everything was epic, the chapter, the story.
Chika, you have a gift and god forbid you don't use it. Just know that when you're a famous author I WILL go on Oprah and be all- oh wait. Oprah's cancelled. I'll go on ELLEN and be like, "Yes, I knew her on Fanfiction." Gush gush gush. You have a talent- don't let it go to waste, okay?
Oh well. Have a great great great great summer chika! I hope you have fun! And make sure you smack anyone who annoys you! That's what I be doin' ;)
" BABY WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOOSE? OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, A LITTLE RED CORVETTE, ;) "
| MissusNorris 7/10/11 . chapter 70
So i'm in Greece right now and you have NO IDEA how hard it was to find a wifi cafe. Apparently, SOME people are still unaware of the advances in civilization :/ But who knows. Anyways, OH MY GOD I SWEAR IF YOU KILLED SAM I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU MISSY OH I SWEAR TO GOD. This was so horror-tragedy-movie-esque, it really was. Like ahmazahing work, but please don't kill Sam. Even though you got chapter 71 up...So I have no say in the matter.
And thanks for thanking me gurl, but reading your story was really mah pleasure ;D And yes, it would be so totally awesome if we met!
| MissusNorris 6/18/11 . chapter 67
OHMYGAWD! HOLY CRAP!
This was AUMAZAHNG! Loved loved loved this chapter, except there's once thing you could work on- two actually.
I know you're trying to make seem Sam tough and rarely emotional and when he does get emotional, he gets very, it's like all or nothing with him, okay.
And the start of the chapter was very very good, describing like a rose bush... it kind of gave you foresight that something was about to happen.
Now, in the doctor's office, I was just wondering why Sam was so... like instead of waiting to get home for an emotional breakdown, he had it there. And instead of hiding it from Alyssa, for reasons like not wanting to seem week or anything similar to those reasons, maybe he could have cried in private or by his dad's grave, you know? But hey, you have your reasons.
Second, with the guys trying to beat him up- it just seemed a bit unrealistic-
A. I was expecting more dialogue.
B. If they were in a gang, they wouldn't threaten Sam but Alyssa or Ally( or maybe they could do that later on, you know, beating Sam up and then saying they'll do the same to Alyssa and Ally)
C. Sam didn't even try to fight back. Why?
Well, that's all the things you could work on.
Now, don't get me wrong, this chapter was amazing.
Ugh, my heart hurts for him. And his wife.
I READ YOUR INBOX! LOls., how's that for constructive critisism?
And you enjoy summer too dearie!
But then again, how can you not? It's SUMMER.
| MissusNorris 6/17/11 . chapter 65
This chapter was, AMAZING.
I love how when you write your love scenes, you write them with class and there's something extremely emotional that your readers feel while reading.
I could picture them making love while reading and it was a really beautiful thing. Somehow, you don't make it sound yucky.
So props for that.
YAY THEY'RE HAVING ANOTHER KID!
Don't let this influence your amazing story, but will something bad happen to Sam and Alyssa again? Lol, just curious.
And here's something else you should know- while I, and your other readers, are forever grateful and blessed that we get to read your work on this website... why don't you start writing novels? You could make a ton of them and they'd all be bestsellers.
| MissusNorris 6/6/11 . chapter 64
ITS WORKING! YES! MWHAHAHAHA THIS IS BRILLIANT! i wonder how long it took them to realize something wasn't right.
Anyways. This chapter nearly made me cry, like most of your brilliantly written chapters. I like how Sam gets really emotional that he only spent such little time with his father. After my grandpa died, I felt guilty and horrible for months(still do) because of how I never spent a lot of time with him and how I was such a brat(that weird 13 year old age) so I totally get Sam's pain and you pulled it off perfectly.
Nice going there :) You're a wonderful wonderful writer, and this story should be like, on the front page of FF.
) later alligator! PS- chech your inbox! I got your PM!
| MissusNorris 5/7/11 . chapter 61
Too lazy to log in ;) depaote what you might think I bought this hapter was extremely good. At first, I didn t think they were making love, I just thought they were lying there together, but it was really really nice and sensual the way you wrote it and the fact that you said they were fucking in the last sentence really added to the romantic mood. Loved it. ... I hope everything going on is okay :( do feel better dearie! But nothing can take the writer ou of a writer as amazing as you :D and if you wanna talk about it, you can always pm me! I lie chewing over personal life problems :D no that wasn't sarcasm. In all honesty, I hope nothing is too rough and talking might help 3
| MissusNorris 5/7/11 . chapter 60
i'm SORRY THE REVIEW WAS SO LATE ALTHOUGH I READ IT ABOUT A WEEK AGO ON MY IPOD. but reviewing something on my ipod is a whole process so i was like, oh, fuck it, and i was planning on waiting until i got to my laptop but then i went ahead and got a mole removed so know i'm reviewing to you from the hospital :D
anyways. I LOVE HOW YOU MAKE SAM CRY. Not in that bitchy way, or a whiny way, but he cries very manly and its very pleasing to read. Just, on a tip note, don't make him cry too often. Because then he'll seem like a woman.(not that there's anything wrong with that, of course, we ARE the supirior race, after all) but you know what i mean.
alyssa's dad better go to prison! and she should bring up the child abuse charges as well.(if you need any help on the legal stuff, let me know. My sisters in law school.)so that's that, this chapter was amazing, i loved it, the usual.
you're my favorite author :D
| MissusNorris 4/23/11 . chapter 59
I changed my username again, lols. it WAS reference to chuck norris(i love that guy. he's friggin sexy.) but I changed my name again because my best friend's on this site now and since she calls me Mrs. Norris she INSISTED I turn myself into the cat from Harry Potter. So yeah...
Anyways. I LOVELOVELOVELOVEyour story(you already know that though) I think it's AH-MAE-ZUHNG. -I don't even think that's the proper way to syllable it, but whatever.
Besides being an outlet for me, this story is like,...
Well first of all, this chapter gave me goosebumps. Alyssa is dealing with Sam rather well, unlike me, who would throw a shoe at him or something. But are you going to get Sam counseling? Or therapy? he doesn't necessarily need pills.
I have ADHD and I go to the doctor once a week with a group of kids who also have ADHD and we just do mind exercises. In the waiting room, I met a few people who suffer from Sam-like depression and they just go with a therapist and do whatever it is they do in depression therapy(i've never had to do that) so if you decide to incorporate that into your story, you most certainly do not need to use pills.
I think pills are icky as well, since you don't know how much they're going to change your personality and they're NOT NATURAL. I would rather be depressed than someone who I'm not.
But then again, I've never actually been depressed, so...
Again, it's so sad how you only have 36 reviews. LOL unlucky douchebags missing out on an awesome story. So update soon!
| EatYourFudge 4/14/11 . chapter 58
awwwww cute :)
| MissusNorris 4/13/11 . chapter 58
I love this chapter! So much fluff, it was adorable :D And in response to your AN, everything I told you about your writing was totally true. You're gonna go far. And we're moving along. Thanks for the wishes. I hope my life works out too, haha :D Again, love it and UPDATE SOON!
| MissusNorris 3/28/11 . chapter 57
So, I was a about to review on that chapter where you left that... disturbing authors not about not being a good writer and all that.
But then I was like, oh hell no, and I needed to finish all these chapters. I started reading it last night, in school on my ipod, and I just finished it today. Very few times do fics compel me like this one.
I too wish you had more reviews, because this is one fucking awesome peice of lit. Some other stories(especially in the Twi verse) have thousands of reviews and suck donkey balls.
But this one? This one is beautiful. I cried in here, I laughed, I felt like I was in the world of the characters.
I loved how you didn't keep everything picture perfect, with Alyssa loosing her child, with realistic issues like peer pressure getting in the way. But then you made the characters come back from all that stuff holding that down, and let me tell you- it was inspiring. Having a similar situation with my boyfriend, I don't want to feel like his 'savior' either, because that's just too much weight on one person's shoulders. I mean, you really can't deal with that. Relationships like that are extremely unhealthy. Destructive. Detrimental.
Alyssa was like my alter ego. While she was dealing with Sam's issues in a way that helped him with out ruining her, the way I'm dealing with things right now is crap. This story made me realize how much I'm giving up on myself and my life by being there for my boyfriend.
And I have no problem being a pillar of strength or whatever, you know? But this made me realize I'm not a fucking therapist. I'm not a cop that can stop his shitbag father. How can I help him when everyday his dad beats him all the way back to square one? I'm slowly falling out of love with him because I'm starting to feel obligated to be with him. Like I'm keeping him alive.
As your Alyssa said, he should be keeping himself alive.
You made her feelings so tangible. I felt like I was reading myself, I really did. Like, you have no idea. Sam's relapses- very realistic as well. Her loosing her child was absolutely heartbreaking, especially since she could actually feel it in her stomach. Alyssa did the right thing by breaking up with him because she couldn't be dragged down to hell for someone who wasn't doing shit to help himself. But in the end, it was the time apart that bought them back together and you excecuted it perfectly.
I hate how in stories the authors write jokes in the character's dialogue and then characters are going hysterical, but the reader's all, what the fuck? because it wasn't funny one bit. But your jokes, dearie, were hilarious. Especially where Sam zoned out in the wedding and forgot to kiss the bride! Oh, I loved that one ;D
Anyways, your story is incredible, and I agree- there need to be more fics for LAAH. The reason why there's no activity here and you're not getting the number of reviews you deserve is because it's just so unpopular(which sucks, because it's an amazing movie) I guarantee you that were this another section, you'd have thousands of reviews. And then there are the readers that are like, too lazy to write one word. But you know what? The fact that you've gotten down over 100,000 words, and your writing is this amazing, says a lot about who you are and one kind of person you are. Someday, your work is going to be acknowledged and all that self motivation would pay off. If you ever publish a novel, I bet all my money it'll be on the bestseller list, and I'll be the first to buy it.
Back to my boyfriend(I know, I bitch a lot) I just decided that I'm going to make him tell someone. I didn't want to, because it's not my place, but this is his life we're talking about. If he doesn't tell, then I'm going to tell, and then I'm going to leave him, because the hell he puts me through isn't fair. I'm sneaking out to meet him and fix his fucking booboos every goddamn night. I love him so so so much and loosing him would hurt me, but right now what's hurting me is being with him. There's just so much negativity. LOL I'm sorry I'm ranting. But you have no idea how much you and your story just helped me.
Like I said, you need to finish this fic and with every coming chapter you can count on me to review, because you deserve it, and when I get the chance(I'm just so busy), I'm going to try and go back and review every single chapter.
This is the longest review I've ever written, but I needed to get all this out, and you know what? You're amazing. End. Of. Story.
Good luck with college :D